Revelation 12 -16


Serpent vs Son – (War breaks out in heaven and the Dragon is poised to destroy the messianic son as soon as he is born)

Shepherd of Nations – (Jesus is the promised ruler from the line of David, the Shepherd of ALL nations – Revelation 12:5)

Satan’s Allotted Time – (The Devil will be granted a short season to persecute the saints before the end of the age)

War in Heaven – (Defeated by the messianic “son,” the Dragon was expelled from heaven, while victory was declared for the saints – Revelation 12:7-12)

The Short Season – (The Devil will be granted a final “short season” to persecute the saints of the Lamb – Revelation 12:12)

War on the Earth – (After his expulsion, Satan waged war against the “seed of the Woman” – Those who hold the “testimony of Jesus” – Revelation 12:7-17)

Ancient Beast – (The “beast from the sea” is the latest incarnation of a very ancient creature)


Wild Beast from the Sea – (Revelation 13:1-5 – John saw a horrific beast ascending from the sea, a creature summoned by the Dragon to make war on the Woman’s “seed“)

The War on the Saints – (Like Daniel’s Little Horn, the Beast from the sea is authorized to wage war on the saints on behalf of its overlord, the Dragon – Revelation 13:6-10)

The Beast Goes to War – (In Revelation, the language of war is used metaphorically for the persecution of the saints by the Beast from the Sea)

Beast from the Earth – (The beast from the earth mimics the Lamb. It is the mouthpiece and propagandist for the first beast)

Religion & Economics – (The Beast from the Earth, the False Prophet, mimics the Lamb and presents a counterfeit of the true faith of Jesus and his apostles)

Lamb or Dragon – (The inhabitants of the earth refuse to follow the Lamb and choose to give allegiance to the Beast)

Beastly Economics – (The False Prophet employs the economical means to coerce men and women to render homage to the “beast from the sea“)

Rendering Homage to Caesar – (The Empire’s propagandists use their talents to coerce men to pay homage to Caesar, the Beast from the sea)

The Mark of the Beast – (Revelation 13:16-18 – All men that refuse to follow the “Lamb” will render homage to the “beast” and take its “mark”)

Welcoming the Beast – (The “inhabitants of the earth” willingly receive the Beast’s mark, and Christians are not immune to its allurements)

The Extent of the Beast’s Reign – (In Revelation, “all” means “all.” All rulers and nations that refuse to follow the “Lamb” will render homage to the “Beast from the sea”)

The Mouth Speaking Great Things – (The mouth speaking great things in Daniel appears in Revelation in the description of the Beast from the sea and its war against the saints)


The Priestly Company on Mount Zion – (The 144,000 “males” seen on Zion comprise the “first fruit” of the final harvest, the priestly company that “follows the Lamb” – Revelation 14:1-5)

Everlasting Gospel – Final Harvest – (Revelation 14:6-7 – Another angel appears to announce the everlasting gospel to prepare for the coming harvest)

The Fall of Babylon Announced – (Revelation 14:8-11 – Two more angels appear and announce the judicial sentence of God on “Babylon” and the “inhabitants of the earth”)

Fear the Living God – (The pronouncement by Darius after Daniel’s rescue from the lions is alluded to in the angel’s pronouncement to the inhabitants of the earth in Revelation)

The Final Grain Harvest – (Revelation 14:12-16 – Two different “harvests” are to occur at the end of the age – The reaping of the “grain,” and the ingathering of the “fruit of the vine”)

The Final Ingathering of “Grapes” – (The final ingathering of the “fruit of the vine” portrays the outpouring of the “wrath of God” on all men who take the “mark of the Beast” – Revelation 14:17-20)

The Final Day and Hour – (Revelation moves from the Death of Jesus to the final day when God vindicates the righteous)


Seven Last Plagues – OVERVIEW – (An overview of the “seven last plagues,” the seven “bowls of wrath” that complete God’s judgment)

Song of the Lamb – (Revelation 15:1-4 – Having “overcome” the Beast, the saints stand on the Sea of Glass and sing the song of Moses and of the Lamb)

Test of Witness – (The “last plagues” echo the destruction of Egypt in the Red Sea – Revelation 15:5-8)

First Four Bowls – (The first four bowls destroy the economic infrastructure of the beast – Revelation 16:1-9)

Fifth Bowl of Wrath(The fifth “bowl” targets the Empire’s political sphere)

Sixth Bowl – Armageddon (The sixth “bowl” begins the final battle between the “Lamb” and the “Dragon”)

Kings of the East – (The “Kings of the East” are identical to the “kings of the earth)

Seventh Bowl – Babylon Falls (Revelation 16:17-21 -God passes judicial sentence on End-time Babylon)

Armageddon (The several battle scenes all present the same final assault against the saints)


Lord of History – (Both Revelation and Daniel proclaim the absolute sovereignty of God over the course of history and the fate of nations)

The Victory of the Saints over the Dragon – (The followers of the Lamb overcome the Dragon through the blood of the Lamb and their faithful testimony)

Four Beasts in One – (The single Beast from the sea in Revelation is related to but distinct from the four beasts that Daniel saw rising from the sea)