THE SEVEN NATURAL DIVISIONS OF THE SCROLL OF REVELATION
DIVISION ONE : John on the Island, Patmos
DIVISION TWO : The Seven Seal Judgements
DIVISION THREE : Israel & the Seven Trumpet Judgements
DIVISION FOUR : The Mark of the Beast (666)
DIVISION FIVE : The Seven Bowl or Vial Judgements
DIVISION SIX : Babylon has Fallen
DIVISION SEVEN : Victory & the New Jerusalem
PROTOCOL : A Technical Exposition
The COLOR CODE used throughout the Seven Divisions denotes the following
BLUE : HEAVENLY ACTIVITY
RED : EARTHLY OUTWORKING
GREEN : SIMULTANEOUS HEAVENLY AND EARTHLY ACTIVITIES
PURPLE : SECOND HEAVEN
BROWN : SPIRITUAL DESERT
BEHOLD, AN OPEN DOOR…
AFTER THIS I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must be hereafter.”
And immediately I was in the spirit; and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. And He that sat on the throne was in appearance like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in appearance like unto an emerald.
And round about the throne were twenty-four seats: and upon the seats I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunders and voices.
And there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were living creatures full of eyes before and behind.
And the first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face as a man, and the fourth creature was like a flying eagle.
And the living creatures each had six wings about them; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying,
“Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty,
which was, and is, and is to come.”
And when the creatures give glory and honour and thanks to Him that sat on the throne, who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before Him that sat on the throne; and worship Him that lives for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:
“You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power:
for You have created all things,
and for Your pleasure they are and were created.”
THE LAMB WORTHY TO OPEN THE SMALL SCROLL
And I saw in the right hand of Him that sat on the throne a scroll written within and on the back side, sealed with seven seals.
And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll, and to loose the seals thereof?”
And no one in heaven, nor on the earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the scroll, neither to look thereon.
And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the scroll, neither to look thereon.
And one of the elders said unto me, “Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll, and to loose the seven seals thereof.”
24 Elders & 4 Living Beings Prostrated Before the Throne
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as if it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes; which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
And he came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him that sat upon the throne.
And when he had taken the scroll, the living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sung a new song, saying:
“You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open the seals thereof:
for You were slain,
and have redeemed us to God by Your blood
out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation
and have made us unto our God kings and priests:
and we shall reign on the earth.”
And I beheld, and I heard the voices of many angels round about the throne and the living creatures and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands; saying with a loud voice:
“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
to receive power, and riches, and wisdom,
and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.”
And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying:
“Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power,
be unto Him that sits upon the throne,
and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.”
And the living creatures said, “Amen”. And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshipped Him that lives for ever and ever.
And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, and one of the living creatures saying, “Come and see!”
And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come and see!”
And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another and there was given unto him a great sword.
And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see!”
And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the living creatures say, “A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see you hurt not the oil and the wine.”
And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come and see!”
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, do You not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?” And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest for a little season; until their fellow servants and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood. And the stars of heaven fell onto the earth, even as a fig tree cast her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together, and every mountain and island was moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every slave, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, for the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”
And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about the space of half an hour.
A GREAT AND WONDROUS SIGN
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars. And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
And there appeared another wonder in heaven: and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth.
And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, so as to devour her child as soon as it was born.
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to His throne.
And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared of God, and that she be fed there one thousand two hundred sixty days.
ANOTHER GREAT AND MARVELOUS SIGN
And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them the wrath of God is completed.
THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to show unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass. And He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John, who testifies of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that reads, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
THE ANGEL AND THE LITTLE SCROLL
And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire; and he had in his hand a little open scroll.
And he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, and he cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars.
And when he had cried, the seven thunders uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write, and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, “Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not!” And the voice which I heard from heaven spoke unto me again, and said, “Go and take the little scroll which is open in the hand of the angel who stands upon the sea and upon the earth.”
And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, “Give me the little scroll.”
And he said unto me, “Take it, and eat it up and it shall make your belly bitter, but it shall be in your mouth sweet as honey.”
And I took the little scroll out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up, and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
And he said unto me, “You must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.” And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, and swore by Him that lives for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things therein, and the earth, and the things therein, and the sea, and the things therein, and that there should be no further delay.
But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as He had declared to His servants the prophets.
HE WHO TESTIFIES TO THESE THINGS SAYS …
“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
For I testify unto every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll. If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this scroll. And if any man shall take away from the words of the scroll of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the scroll of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this scroll.
Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keeps the sayings of the prophecy of this scroll.
Behold, I come as a thief.
Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
And behold, I come quickly and my reward is with me, to give every man according to his work.”
He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I come quickly! I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come, the Almighty.”
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