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1.  Which chapter of Revelation describes the greeting to the Seven Churches?

     Chapter 1

     

     

 

2.  What does the golden lampstand represent in the Book of Revelation?

      The seven lampstands represent all Christian churches, not just those of Revelation.

 

 

3.  What does the snowy white hair of His head indicate?

     It indicates absolute holiness and wisdom, like that of a judge.

 

 

4.  What does His feet of brass speak of ?

     Speak of the time when Jesus will put all of his enemies and every evil power beneath His feet.

 

5.  What is the Word of God that judges all humanity?

 

Chapter 2 

 

1.  What was Ephesus?

 The most prominent city in Roman Asia Minor, a religious and commercial center for that part of the world.  Paul founded the church at Ephesus before establishing Timothy as its pastor.

 

2.  What does Jesus remind the church?

 That He is always with them.

 

3.  Before Jesus deals with the Church's faults, he does what?

He praises the churches for what they are doing right (Gal. 6:9)

 

4. How would you describe the Church in Ephesus?

The word patience is used twice to describe the church.   

 

5.  Why was the word "patience" used to describe the Chuch at Ephesus?

This body of believers could be summed up as a determined church (Rom. 5:3; Gal. 6:9), a discipline church, and a discerning church.  They were patient when it came to service and suffering but not when it came to sinning (Eph. 4:14; 5:11) or receiving false teachers (1 Thess. 5:21; 1 John 4:1).  The false teachers were possibly tempting believers to compromise with the world and worship the Roman emperor rather than Christ.

 

Verses 2:8, 9, 10, 12  

 

1.  The Lord found no complaint with 2 churches.  Who were these churches?

      Smyrna and Philadelphia

 

2.  Tribulation in the Greek denotes what?

      Denotes serious trouble or a burden that crushes

3.  What does poverty mean?

     Means beggarly, destitute

4.  Blasphemy means what?

     Literally translated by the English word slander.

5.  What were the two commandments that Jesus give the church of Smyrna?

     Be fearless and be faithful

6.  The intent of the Lord's words was to  prepare the church for a brief period of suffering.  In terms of days, how long was the brief period?

     Ten days

7.  Describe Pergamos.

     Was the most northern of the seven cities.

 

Verses 2:13, 14, 15 and 17

 

1.  Who was Antipas?

     May have shepherded the Pergamum Church.  He was a faithful witness until death.

2.  What did the name Antipas mean?

     His name means "against all."

3.  What is the doctrine of Balaam?

     "If you cannot curse them, corrupt them."

4.  What did the Nicolitans sought to persuade Christians?

     That there was nothing wrong with prudent conformity to the world's standards.

5.  What does the word "holy" mean?

     Means  "different" or "separate."

6.  When the children of Israel had no food in the desert, what did God give them to eat?

     Manna

7.  What was the final promise of Christ to the faithful in Pergamos?

     That he would give them a white stone with a new name on it.

 

Verses 2:18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23

 

1.  What was the city of Thyatira?

 A bustling trade center with many organized trade unions, was located in a valley between two cities.

2.  Did Thyatira receive a short or long letter?

 This church receives the longest letter of the seven.

3.  What kind of a church was Thyatira?

 Despite being plagued with serious problems, the church still receives a commendation from Jesus for the good it was doing.  It was a laboring church.

4.  How many times does the word "works" appear in verse 19?

 The word works appears twice in this verse.

5.  What does the word "nevertheless" mean in verse 20?

 The word nevertheless indicates a move from Christ's approval to disapproval.

6.  Who was Jezebel?

 Ahab's wife which practice sexual immorality and things sacrificed to idols.

7.  What did the Lord's letter to the cult of Jezebel reveal?

That this woman had been dead for nearly a 1,000 years, but the spirit that moved Jezebel now empowers someone else, causing the believers to indulge in immoral practices.

 

 

Verses 24, 26, 27 and 28

 

1.  What does "No other burden" mean?

 Refers to a statement published by the council of Jerusalem

 

2.  Did Gentile convert have to be circumcised?

 Gentile converts did not have to circumcised but must abstain from things offered to ideols and put off all sexual immorality.

 

3.  How would one receive the position of judgment over the nations?

 By keeping Christ's works to the end.

 

4.  What did the Greek word translated "rule" mean?

 Literally means "to shepherd".

 

5.  What does verse 26 first mention?

 This is the first mention of Christ's millennial reign in Revelation

 

6.  Who does "morning star" identify?

 Jesus Christ Himself.

 

7.  What will the "morning star" reveal?

Refers to Christ as the returning One who will rapture the church before the dark hous of the Tribulation.

 

 

Chapter 3  Verses 1 - 5

 

1.  What does Sardis mean?

 Means "escaping ones" or "those who came out"

2.  What represent the completeness of the Holy Spirit's ministry?

 The seven Spirits

3.  Why did the chuirch of Sardis die?

 Because the people did not let the Holy Spirit control their assembly

4.  Did the Lord have anything good to say about the church in Sardis?

 The He would never erase the names of the faithful from the heavenly register.

5.  Why does the Lord tell the church to be watchful?

 Calling the church to remain awake

6.  What does the instruction to "hold fast" mean?

 Is a call to return to obedience to the Wrod of God

7.  What does "come upon you as a thief" mean?

 Reference to the Rapture.  Warning against the sudden judgment that God would bring on the Church at Smyrna if it did not watch and repent

8.  The clothing of believers usually refers to what?

 Refers to their service and character

9.  White robes of the multitude represents what?

 The righteousness of the saints

10. To the faithful in Sardis, the Lord emphatically states that He will never erase their names from the heavenly register.  What does this mean? 

Those who are not ashamed of Christ during their earthly lives will be acknowledged by Christ before the Father and before the angels (Luke 12:8)

 

 

Chapter 3 Verses 6, 7, 8, 10

 

1.  What is Christ's word for churches of today?

 Is to remember, repent and obey.

2.  What does the key of David make reference to?

Alludes to Eliakim, a king in the line of David who held the key to all the king's treasure.

3.  Before someone can require us to live a life of holiness, what must we do?

He Himself must be holy.

4.  What does "True" reference to?

 Is a reference to Jesus' genuineness or reality; He is the real thing, the essence of deity.

5.  Did the church of Philiadelphia had great strength in itself?

 Has but little strength in itself; its source of power was ultimately the Lord.

6.  What is the Hour of trial translated to refer to?

 Translated "hour of testing" and refers to the Tribulation period.

7.  What does the Lord promise to do to the church?

 He promises to deliver the church from this time of trouble.  

 

 

Chapter 3, verses14, 15, 16, 20

 

1.  What characterized the assembly in Laodicea?

 Jesus exposes the deceit and supericiality that characterized the assembly of Laodicea

2.  What was the city known as?

 Known for its wealth and industry

3.  What does "Beginning" translate to?

 "source"  Jesus was not created; He is the Source of creation (John 1:3; Heb. 1:2)

4.  What did the Lord say about the Church of Laodicea?

 The Lord said, their lukewarm ways were so disgusting that they could not be stomached.

5.  What kind of church does Christ descibe in verse 20?

Some churches grow vast congregations, increase programs, and build larger buildings,  Christ may be pushed outside and left knocking at the door.  What a tragic picture of the church at Laodicea.  Christ's invitation here is to anyone who hears Jesus voice-evidently because this church had even fewer fairthful ones than Sardis.

 

 

Chapter 4,  verses 1, 2, 3, 4 5

 

1.  What does John allow readers to get a glimpse of?

 Through the door of heaven

2.  Who is sitting on the throne?

 God the Father

3.  What does the throne depicts what?

 The majesty of God

4.  What is the appearance of the throne?

 Like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance

5.  Who were the twenty four elders?

Represent the church-age saints

 

 

Chapter 4, verses 6, 7,8 ,9 , 10, 11

 

1.  What does the sea of glass describe?

A description of the area in heaven that surrounds God's throne. 

2.  What is the responsibility of the four living creatures?

 Are angels that execute judgment and lead in worship.

3. What are the four living creatures involved in one of the great scenes in heaven?

 Singing to the One on the throne.

4.  What was John privileged to?

 To hear the voices of a heavenly choir.

5.  What was the theme of the praise of the heavenly choir?

 Is that the Creator of all things is worthy of all worship.

 

 

Chapter 5, verses 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

 

1.  Both the inside and the back of the scroll contain writing, what did this mean?

 Indicating that nothing more could be added.

2.  Who does the scroll sit in the hand of?

 In the One on the throne.

3.  What does the gradually unsealed and unrolled scroll symbolizes?

 Symbolizing the progressive judgments on earth-the earth is delivered into the hands of the King of kings, its rightful owner.

4.  Who is worthy to open and read the scroll?

 The One/Jesus is worthy.

5.  What three names for Jesus was mentioned and where did they derive from?

 The Lion of the tribe of Judah; the Root of David; the Passover Lamb who was slain.  All three names for Jesus come from the Old Testament.

6.  Why did John begin to weep

 No one in heaven, on earth, or under the earth was excellent enough to open the scroll.

 

 

Chapter 5, verses 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

 

1.  When the Lamb (Jesus Christ) took the scroll, what happened?

The weeping ended and praise erupted in the form of a new song, celebrating what He had done and what He is about to do.

 

2.  Who fell down before the Lamb?

 4 living creatures and the 24 elders

3.  Who are the new worshippers?

 angels

4.  How many angels are there in the universe?

 ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands-innumerable

5.  What does the praise begin with?

 It began with the praise of the 4 living creatures and the 24 elders

6.  How does the worship end in John's vision?

The worship ends in John's vision as the 4 living creatures and their approval to this great doxology (AMEN).

 

 

Chapter 6, 1 - 6

 

1.  What is the theme of Revelation 4 and 5?

 Worship is the theme.

 

2.  What is the subject beginning with Revelation 6 and ends with chapter 19?

Wrath is the subject.

 

3.  What does the horse represent?

The horse represent conquest, battle, war and attack.

 

4.  In verse 2, who is riding the white horse?

The rider is the Antichrist

 

5.  What does the bow represent?

A picture of the Antichrist ability to conquer.

 

6.  What is the great sword used for?

Is the assassin's sword, used to cut the throats of animals or humans.

 

7.  What does the firery red horseman represent?

Represents not only nations rising against nations but individuals fighting each other.  War, murder, and bloodshed are on the horizon.

 

8.  What does the black horse represent?

Is often connected with famine in the Bible.

 

 

Revelation Chapter 6:9 - 17

 

1.  What happens when the fifth seal is open?

 The scene shifts from earth back to heaven.

 

2.  Why is this seal different from the others?

 Rather than presenting the action, it portrays the result of the action.

 

3.  What kind of action does the fifth seal portray?

 John sees the souls of those who have already been slain.

 

4.  In the Tribulation period what will be common everywhere?

 Martyrdom will be common everywhere.

 

5.  During the Tribulation, many of those who trust in God at a certain time will be called to demonstrate their faith.  How will this be done?

Demonstrate often with their lives.

 

6.  Where were the martyrs of Revelation ?

Described as  being under the altar because the OT priests poured the blood of sacrifices there.

 

7.  Why did the martyrs cry out to God?

Asking Him  to render justice for all the devoted who have been murdered during the Tribulation. 

 

8.  What are the five basic elements in the epic judgment of God?

The shaking of the earth, the darkening of the sky, the falling of the stars, the rolling back of the heavens, and the moving of the mountains and the island.

 

 

9.  In the Old Testament, prophets consistently connect the shaking of the earth with what?

The prophets consistently connect the shaking of the earth with the final judgment of the Lord.

 

10.  Who is able to stand in the day of the Lord, the day of God's judgment?

The 144,000 whom God has seated.

 

 

Revelation Chapter 7 verses  1 - 17

 

1.  This chapter records two visions, what were they?

 

First vision was the 144,000 Jews from the remnant of Israel.  Second vision was portrays a great multitudes of Gentiles who have been martyred for their faith in Christ.

 

2.  What does God use the wind for?

 

Are often providential agents that God emplyes to execute His purposes.

 

3.  How many destructive winds are they?

 

Four

 

4.  Who are the sealed?

 

Servants of God

 

5.  Who are the 144,000?

 

Jews -12,000 descendants from each of Israel tribes.

 

6.  What will God do with the 144,000 ?

 

The Lord will preserve them through the Tribulation (they will evangicalize others) so they will be alive when the Millennium begins.

 

7.  What will the servants of God have on their foreheads?

 

The Father's name on their foreheads.

 

8.  Where did the mark on the forehead originate?

 

During John's day for masters to seal or brande their slaves on the forehead or on the hand to declare ownership.

 

9.  What tribe was a notable omission from the 144,000 and why?

 

Is Dan.  Even though he was the son of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid (Gen. 30:6), some scholars have thought that the Antichrist would come from this tribe, perhaps because of their history of idolatry.

 

10. What tribe did Jesus come from?

 

Tribe of Judah.

 

11. What did the multitude consists of ?

 

Consist of those who have been saved during the Tribulation

 

12. The multitude stood before the throne made white in the blood of the Lamb and with Palms in their hands, what did this mean?

 

They are the harvest of the 144,000 Jewish witnesses and deserve this honor before Christ.

 

13. What did the posture of falling before the throne signify?

 

This was customary for the angelic host in heaven

 

14. The ones saved during the tribulation will experence what?

 

They are the ones who heard and received the gospel message for the first time during Tribulation.

 

15. What will happen in the temple?

 

In the presence of God, it will be open to every people group.

 

16.  What will God do to the tears of the redeemed?

 

God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.

 

 

 Revelation Chapter 8:1 - 13

 

1.  At this point, the heavens are filled with what?

 

 Filled with sounds of worship.

 

2.  What happens with the breaking of  the seventh seal ?

 

Silence that precedes earth's most awesome and ominous storm.

 

3.  What is the trumphet used for?

 

Summoned people to worship.

 

4.  What does the seven trumphets declare?

 

The Lord's final intervention, bringing judgment on the earth.

 

5.  Why do the angels stand before God?

 

Stands with priestly prerogatives, presenting the prayers of the saints to God.

 

6.  What will happen at the first sounding of the first trumphet?

 

The earth will undergo terrible ecological devastation; one-third of all vegetation will be destroyed.

 

7.  What will happen to the saltwater bodies upon the sounding of the second trumphet?

 

A great mountain burning with fire is thrown into the sea.  A third of the sea becomes blood, a third of living creatures in the sea die and a third of the ships will be destroyed.

 

8.  How does the third trumphet affect the waters of the earth?

 

One third of freshwater becomes wormwood, killing many.

 

9.  How does the fourth trumphet impact the earth?

 

Darkens one third of the heavens, causing drastic atmospheric changes, including an extreme decrease in temperature.

 

 

Revelation Chapter 9:1 - 12

 

1.  What is the literal place designed to punish those who rebelled against God while on earth?

 

 Bible presents Hell as a literal place for those who rebel against God while on earth.

 

2.  What happens when the fifth trumpet blows?

 

It will be as if every prison on earth threw open its deoors and set the vilest offendxedrs free - only these doors will belong to hell , and the offenders will be demonic instead of human.

  

3.  What does the "star" represent?

 

Is a metaphor for a supernatural being.

 

4.  What does the "smoke" that rises from the pit depict?

 

Hell is depicted as a place where the fire never goes out.

 

5.  What does the "locusts" represent?

 

Are not real locust.  God promised never to release swarms of of locusts in judgment again after that particular plague in Egypt.  Rather, they are an image of demons swarming over the earth.

 

6.  What are John's metaphors meant to describe?

 

Are meant to descirbe strengthj, aggression, fear, fierce oppression, and destructive directed power..

 

7.  Why will many long for death?

 

As an escape from the torment of the demons but will be unable to die.

 

8.  The torment that the demons inflict will be both painful and protracted, like the sting of a what?

 

Sting of a scorpion.

 

9.  The demon's power will last how long?

 

Five months

 

10. Who are the fallen angels?

 

The king of demons and demons themselves are fallen angels.

 

11. Who is the angel of the bottomless pit?

 

The devil

 

12.What does Abaddon and Apollyon mean?

 

Means the same thing as "destroyer".

 

 

REVELATION CHAPTER 9:12 - 21

 

1.  Where does the command to judge come from?

 

Horns of the golden alta

 

2.  What does the judgment of sixth trumpet answer?

 

The prayers of the Tribulation martyrs.

 

3.  Who are the four angels?

 

High ranking fallen angels

 

4.  What is the most frequent mentioned river in the Bible?

 

Euphrates

 

5.  Why should people not know the hour, day, month and year of the release of the four evil angels?

 

They would orient their lives around this date rather than around God. 

 

6.  How many people will perish during this judgment?

 

Revelation 6:8 begins with 25 percent of the world's population being killed .  Now, a third of the remaining 75 percent will be killed.

 

7.  What does worship dictate?

 

Always dictates "works".

 

8.  John describes four works of those who worship idols in the Tribulation, what are they?

 

Murderers, sorceries, sexual immorality and theft.

 

9.  Twice John tells us that, rather than falling to their knees and crying out for God's mercy, the people in this vision failed to do what?

 

Like Pharaoh after the plagues in Egypt - "did not repent."

 

10. What does sorceries translate to?

 

Translate the Greek word pharmakon, from which we get our word pharmacy.

 

11.  What word do we use that is a derivative from the word sorceries?

 

Ancient drug based occult practices such as astrology, witchcraft, and divination were gateway to demonic possession.

 

12.  The use of mind-altering substances - doubtless with the approval of the government will be associated with what?

 

Will be associated with false religions in the end times.

 

 

Revelation 10:1 - 11

 

1.  What does the verses 1 - 11 provide for people?

 

Provide relief and hope for every believer.

 

2.  This angel has appeared twice before as what?

 

First as a prophet and then as the priest.

 

3.  What do "clouds" symbolize?

 

Symbolize the presence of God.

 

4.  The book descibed in verse 2 describes what?

 

A scroll.

 

5.  What dioes the Lord holds the "open" book to reveal what?

 

As proof that His wrath has been fulfilled.

 

6.  Something occurred when John is forbidden for the first and only time, what was it?

 

To reveal the content of the revelation he receives.

 

7.  What is the meaning of the "Seven thunders?"

 

Will only be known when God decides to make them known.

 

8.  When will the mystery of God's final judgment and triumph be revealed?

 

Will be revealed at the end of the Tribulation. 

 

9.  In verses 8 & 9, John has been asked to participate in one of the scenes.  What was it?

 

He is told to eat the book that is in the angel's hand (Ezek. 2:8 - 3:3)

 

10. What would be sweet to the taste and bitter to the belly?

 

The forthcoming judgment represented by this book.

 

11. Preaching prophetic truth is what kind of experience?

A bittersweet experience.

 

 

REVELATION 11:1 - 19

 

1.  Why is chapter called a "Jewish" chapter?

 

It focuses on Jerusalem, the temple, and the place of the Jews in the activities of the end time.

 

2.  Why is this chapter also called a prophetic chapter?

 

It does not describe historical events.  This chapter is to be interpreted literally - people, numbers, places and events.

 

3.  When will the temple be rebuilt?

 

It will be rebuilt by the Jews in the activities of the end time.

 

4.  What does Measuring the temple mean?

 

Has nothing to do with determining its size; rather, it describesGod's pending judgment against the idolatrous worship taking place there.

 

5.  What does the rod signify.

 

Signifies God's judgment.

 

6.  The two witnesses are believed to be whom?

 

Elijah and Moses.

 

7.  What does the olive trees and lampstands signify?

 

Signify their ministry of light in the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

8. What does people must do to become immortal?

 

If people are following the will of God, doing what He has called them to do, they are immortal until God deems them finished.

 

9.  What does verse 7 reference to?

 

This is the first reference in Revelation to the beast.

 

10. To be refused burial means what?

 

To be refused burial was a sign of extreme shame and dishonor.

 

11. Servants of God are killed and turned into an occasion to do what?

 

Their deaths are turned into celebrations especially in Jerusalem.

 

12.  The two witnesses are confronted with whom?

 

Antichrist.

 

13.  How long did the bodies of the witnesses lay in the street for how long?

 

Three and half days.

 

14. What happens to the witnesses when God restores them to life?

 

The witnesses ascended into heaven and observed by their enemies, wreaking fear and further disaster.

 

15. What does the seventh trumphet reveal?

 

The seventh trumpet will reveal God's final seven judgments upon the earth.

 

 

REVELATION CHAPTER 11:15 - 19,12:1 - 9

 

1.  What does the events of 12 - 18 describe?

 

Describes the transition of power to Jesus Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords.

 

2.  During the time of Tribulation, the kingdom of this world  belonged to whom?

 

Satan

 

3.  What does verse 18 outline?

 

It outlines what happens in the rest of the book.

 

4.  What does the ark of His covenant contain?

 

Contained the tablets of the law, a pot of manna, and the rod of Aaron that budded.

 

5.  Who are the key players in the final conflict in heaven?

 

The key players are God and Satan.

 

6.  What did the woman represent?

 

She represents Israel.

 

7.  She is trying to give birth to a child.  "Who is the child?"

 

The Lord Jesus Christ

 

8.  How many heads is Satan described having?

 

Seven heads.

 

9.  What does the heads of Satan indicates what?

 

The seven heads of this dragon indicate Satan's universal power and evil.

 

10. The number seven is a symbol of what?

 

Usually a symbol of totality in the Bible.

 

11. When Satan was expelled from heaven, how many angelic hosts fell with him?

 

One third of the angelic hosts.

 

12. What is Satan's primary purpose?

 

Satan's purpose is to destroy Christ.

 

13.  What are the three significant events in Christ's life?

 

His incarnation (she bore a male Chilod; Isa 7:14; 9:6); His ascension (her Child was caught up to God and His throne; Luke 24:51; Acts 1:9 - 11); and His second coming (who was to rule all nations with a rod a iron; 227; 19:15).

 

14. How long has the war between God and Satan and their chief angels been going on?

 

Going on for ages.

 

 

15.  Why was Satan casted out of heaven?

 

Because Satan sought to rival the Most High God and receive the worship that rightfully belongs to God alone.

 

 

 

 REVELATION CHAPTER 12:10 - 17

 

1.  Who does the "loud voice" belongs to?

 

Belongs to one of the martyrs described in Revelation 6:9, 10.

 

2.   What is the basis for all victory over Satan

 

The death and resurrection of Christ.

 

3.  What is the ultimate death also called?

 

Separation from Him (also referred to as the second death).

 

4.  The martyirs overcame death in three ways.  What are they?

 

1.  The blood of the lamb    2.  their testamony   3.  their unwavering devotion to God (to their death

 

5.  Why is Satan's assault considered anti-Semitic?

 

He persecute the woman, a symbol of Israel

 

6.  What does water symbolize in verse 15?

 

 It is more likely that the water symbolizes an aggressive assault by Satan to destroy the Jewish people through their enemies.

 

7.  Satan's rage during the Tribulation is towards what country?

 

Israel

 

8.  Who are the remnants of Israel during Tribulation?

 

The 144,000 who refused to take the mark of the beast.

 

9.  How many of the remnants refuse to take the mark of the beast?

 

144,000

 

10. God protects His own  during what part of Tribulation?

 

The latter part of Tribulation (the final three and half years) for a time and times and half a time.

 

11.  What does for a time and times and half a time mean?

 

Three and half years. 

 

 

REVELATION 13:1 - 10

 

1.  The beast that John saw come out of the sea is a composite of four wild animals,.  What are they?

 

A composite of four wild animals that Daniel saw. (leopard, bear, lion, dragon).

 

2.  These four creatures represent the four kingdoms that would arise.  Name the four kingdoms.

 

Babylon, Greece, Persia and Rome

 

3.  The sea in biblical imagery stands for what?

 

The general mass of humanity

 

4.   Who are the conduits of Satan's power?

 

Anchrist and the false prophet

 

5.  The term "antichrist" comes from two Greek words and means what?

 

Means "against" or "instead of" - thus Anti-Christ

 

6.  The Antichrist will make war against who?

 

Against Christ and His people

 

7.  Can Satan create anything new?

 

Cannot create anything new

 

8.  Who will fake his death and then "rise again?"

 

The Antichrist

 

9.  What will the Antichrist be noted for?

 

Noted for his eloquence and ability to move the masses

 

10.  Another beast rises out of the earth.  Who is it?

 

The false prophet

 

 

REVELATION 13:11 - 18

 

1.  God is a Trinity.  Why is Satan  known of having a trinity?

 

An unholy trinity - Satan is God the Father, Antichrist is God the Son and the False Prophet is God the Spirit

 

2.  Name the trinity of Satan.

 

See above answer

 

3.  At the end of the age, what will Satan's use a false religion for?

 

False religion will be one of Satan's means to unite the world under the leadership of the Antichrist

 

4.  What will the false prophet try to pass himself off as?

 

The returned Elijah

 

5.  The false prophet will imitate the miracle of the two witnesses to do what?

 

By calling down fire.....from heaven

 

6.  The false prophet will convince people to build an image of worship of whom?

 

Antichrist

 

7.  What will be newly constructed at this time?

 

Jewish temple

 

8.  What will the false prophet cause the image to do?

 

He will cause the image to speak

 

9.  Thed Greek word for mark was always associated with what?

 

Always associated with the Roman emperor

 

10.  What was the mark used for?

 

It often contained the emperor's name his effigy and the year of his reign.

 

11.  What number is used for the mark of the beast?

 

666

 

 

Revelation 14:1 - 5

 

1.  What is very important in prophetic writings and it also was the capital city of David?

 

Mount Zion

 

2.  Where will the 144,000 receive their reward for finishing their work?

 

Earthly Zion

 

3.  Who are the singers?

 

Redeemed Jews praising God

 

4.  Why are the singers praising God?

 

For God for fulfilling His promise to protect them

 

5.  Why is it that nobody could learn their song?

 

Because these witnesses are unique

 

6.  This group had gone through what period?

 

Through the teeth of the Tribulation

 

7.  The Christian's best preparation for ministry is to do what?

 

No power like that of people who have kept themselves pure from the world and who have God's seal upon them

 

8.  Virgins is what kind of description?

 

Is not a physical description but a spiritual one

 

9.  Who must be pure in their ministry?

 

The 144,000 must be pure in their ministry

 

10.  What is one of the gross sins of the Tribulation?

 

Will be apostasy-spiritual adultery

 

11.  The Antichrist will come in the power of who?

 

Satan

 

12.  How will the Antichrist persuade people to believe in him?

 

Have the power of Satan with false wonders so that the multitudes will believe a lie.

 

 

REVELATION 14:6 - 20

 

1.  These announcements connect the rest of the Book of Revelation with the seventh trumpet presented in what chapter?

 

Chapter 11

 

2.  The first Babylon mentioned in the Bible was a city founded by whom?

 

A rebel named Nimrod

 

3.  How was the gospel describe in verse 6?

 

Described as everlasting

 

4.  What was Babylon known for?

 

First great Gentile world power to persecute God's people and abuse nations of the world.

 

5.  Why is Babylon used in the Book of Revelation?

 

Serves as a preliminary announcement of the final overthrow of the false religious system of the end time.

 

6.  Babylon refers not only to a place but also as what?

 

A system of idolatrous worship that centers in Satan.

 

7.  In verses 9 - 11, this announcement puts the options of those dwelling on earth in concise form.  What are the options?

 

Worship the beast and be damned by God, or worship God and be damned by the beast.

 

8.  What does "patience" refer to?

 

Endurance

 

9.  In verse 13, the NT begins with Jesus' beatitudes for whom?

 

 For the living.

 

10.  In verse 13, the NT end with Jesus' beatitudes for whom?

 

For the dying.

 

11.  How many beatitudes are in the Book of Revelation?

 

Seven

 

12.  What does the word "rest" refer to?

 

Pictures sailors who spend their entire lives at sea and finally come to their home port.  The word means refreshment, rejuvenation, or the absence of struggle and persecution, not idle activity as some assume.

 

 

REVELATION 14:17 -  20

 

1.  Where does the first angel come from?

 From the temple

2.  What was the first angel carrying?

 A sharp sickle

3.  Where does the second angel come from?

 From the altar

4.  What kind of power does the second angel have?

 He orders the first angel

5.  Which angel is in charge of the mission?

 The second angel

6.  What does the second angel order the first angel to do?

 To cut the ripe clusters

7.  Who is being thrown into the winepress?

 Unbelievers

8.  The people of the earth are descibed as what?

 Clusters

9.  What is the final battle called?

 Armageddon

10.  The bllood that is shed at this last battle is said to have the proportion of a flood, covering how many mile area?

200 mile square area 

11.  What is the depth of the blood?

 Four feet

12.  This terrible judgment of God is also prophesied by whom?

 Joel (Joel 3:11  16)

 

 

REVELATION 15:1 - 8

 

1.  The word plague is translated elsewhere in the Bible by what word?

 

 Wound

 

2.  Armageddon is also known as what?

 

Final judgement

 

3.  Those who triumph over Satan is given what?

 

Harps

 

4.  What does God give the 144,000?

 

Harps

 

5.  What is the instrument of joy and celebration in the Bible?

 

Harp

 

7.  In verses 3 and 4, this song is modeled after what song?

 

Song of Moses

 

8.  Where does the 144,000 sing the song?

 

By the sea

 

9. What are the seven bowls filled with?

 

The wrath of God

 

10. What is smoke a symbol of?

 

A symbol of the presence and glory of the Lord

 

11.  Why is everyone prohibited to enter the temple? 

 

Prohibited until the bowls were  emptied illustrates that individuals who refuse to drink the cup of God's salvation must drink from the bowls of His wrath.

 

 

REVELATION CHAPTER 16:1 - 7

 

1.  The seven seal judgments present the world ruined by whom?

 

man

 

2.  The seven trumpet judgments resent the world ruled by whom?

 

Satan

 

3.  The seven bowl judgments present the world reclaimed by whom?

 

God

 

4.  One by one the angels will turn over their bowls which does what?

 

Which recall some of the plagues God poured out on Egypt before the Exodus

 

5.  The loud voice belongs to whom?

 

God Himself

 

6.  What does the sore symbolizes ?

 

 An outward sign of some inward corruption

 

7.  Unbelievers will have no explanation for what?

 

For the bowl judgments

 

8.  What happens when the second bowl is poured out?

 

 Every creature in the sea dies

 

9.  What happens when the third bowl is poured out?

 

Extends to freshwater rivers and lakes, turning the bitter water into bloody water

 

10.  The altar is the focus of this message of retribution, why?

 

Because the souls of the slain saints are held under the altar

 

11.  Where are the souls of the slain saints held?

 

Under the altar

 

12.  What does the voice declare?

 

God's justices in judging His enemies, who have martyred His people

 

 

 

REVELATION 16: 8 - 15

 

1. When God created the sun, He caused it to shine on whom?

 

godly and ungodly

 

2.  Who will feel the scorch of the sun during the Tribulation?

 

ungodly

 

3.  How the world pictured during this time?

 

A world out of control

 

4.  What happens when the fifth bowl is poured out?

 

God centers His judgment on the place of Satan

 

5.  The sixth bowl judgment is similar to what trumpet judgment ?

 

6.  What happens at the sixth bowl judgment?

 

Similar to to the sixth trumpet

 

7.  What is Armageddon also called?

 

The battle of the great day of God almighty

 

8.  Who is the unholy trinity?

 

Satan, antichrist and false prophet

 

9.  What is the unholy trinity committed to?

 

Destruction of Israel

 

10.  Before God allows the lqst bowl to be poured out on the earth, there is one more warning in the form of a what?

 

An interlude

 

11.  The Lord will come to the world as a what at the end of the Tribulation?

 

As a thief at the end of the tribulation

 

12.  What does Armageddon mean and where is it located?

 

Mount of Megiddo, a mountain the plain of Esdraelon 

 

 

REVELATION 16:17 - 21, 17:1

 

1.  The seventh angel tips his bowl and its outpouring is followed by what?

 

Thunder, lightning and hailstones

 

2.  Hailstones weighed approximately how much?

 

Up to a 100 pounds

 

3.  What is the weight of a talent?

 

100 pounds

 

4.  What did a loud voice say from the temple of heaven?

 

It is done!

 

5.  These words were spoken again when what was complete.

 

Judging human sin

 

6.  What will happen when the final act of judgment is complete?

 

Christ returns

 

7.  What must unrepentant humanity face during eternal judgment?

 

eternal judgment in the lake of fire

 

8. What does the great harlot represent?

 

Devil's spiritually adultenous system of religion

 

9.  The harlot made kings and the inhabitants of the earth drunk with what?

 

Power, pride, false worship and material possessions

 

10.  What is considered spiritual adultery?

 

Any worship besides the worship of the God of the Bible

 

11.  The harlotry of the false religious system in the last days will be seen how?

 

Harlotry alliance with the political powers of the world

 

12.  What does the seven heads and 10 horns speak of? 

 

Speak of the political system of the beast, the antichrist 

 

 

REVELATION 17:4 - 11

 

1.  How is the great harlot dressed?

 

Like a queen

 

2.  The cup she holds is full of what?

 

Abomination and filthiness of her fornication

 

3.  In what way does sin work?

 

It comes covered in an attractive veneer that hides its evil and hideous consequences

 

4.  The name on the woman's forehead recalls the place where idolatry began.  What is the name of the city?

 

The tower of Babel.  Babylon

 

5.  What is the name of the city yet unknown?

 

Babylon the Great

 

6.  Does the system of idolatry continue to this day?

 

Yes

 

7.  Who begins to interpet the mystery of John's vision?

 

An angel

 

8.  Who is the deceiver of the whole world?

 

The beast/Antichrist

 

9.  One of his deceptions include what?

 

A contrived death and resurrection

 

10. The woman is known as whom and is a representative of what?

 

The harlot.  The representative of the false religious system of the end time

 

11.  The seven mountains represents what city?

 

Rome

 

12.  Who is the eighth king?

 

The Antichrist

 

 

Revelation 17:12 - 18

 

1.  What does the 10 horns represent?

 

10 kings

 

2.  Who was given authority to rule the world along with the Antichrist?

 

The 10 kings

 

3.  When will this rule occur?

 

During the Tribulation

 

4.  How will their reign end?

 

With the triumph of the Lamb, Jesus Christ

 

5.  Who will triump?

 

Jesus Christ

 

6.  What do these verses describe?

 

The self-destructive nature of sin

 

7.  What happens to the people who rule with Rome?

 

They turn against Rome (the harlot) and destroy her

 

8.  Who does the evil world system follow?

 

The beast

 

9. What will happen to the evil world system?

 

The beast destroys it

 

10.  What does God do with the kings?

 

God moves the kings to want to fulfill His purpose shows that He is still in control and that His goodness still reigns

 

11.  Who is in control and what will reigns

 

God?

 

12.  What city rules over the kings of the earth?

 

Chapter 17 concludes with Babylon, that great city ruling over the kings of the earth 

 

 

Revelation 18:1 - 10

 

1.  Whose reign will not be long, but it will be horrendous?

 

Satan's

 

2.  Chapter 18 records the end of the delusion of whom?

 

Satan and his host of worshippers

 

3.  What city will be reduced to an ash heap by One with greater authority and glory?

 

Babylon

 

4.  The Greek word "fallen" describes what?

 

An instantaneous action

 

5. How long will God take to destroy the city decisively?

 

In the course of one hour

 

6.  What city will become famous around the world as the most enlightened and liberated city on the planet, giving a free rein to all forms of immorality and depravity?

 

Babylon

 

7.  The Greek word rendered reached in verse 5, 6 literally means what?

 

To be glued or welded together

 

8.  The city's sins will be so vast that they "touch" what?

 

They "touch" the heavens

 

9.  In the end times, the pride of whom will live again in the ruler of the final Babylon?

 

Nebuchadnezzar

 

10.  This city will provide a platform for the most evil tyrant the world has ever known.  Who is the tyrant?

 

Antichrist

 

11.  The loss of this capital of sin will cause what?

 

The leaders of the world to weep as much for their loss as for hers

 

12.  Why will the leaders be standing at a distance?

 

They will be standing at a distance for fear of her torment

 

 

REVELATION  18 11 - 20

 

1.  Why do the merchants and mariners of the earth mourn at the destruction of Babylon?

 

 

When the economic hub of the world is gone

 

2.  What is called Babylon's inhumanity?

 

Merchandise of ....bodies and souls of men 

 

3.  The final system of commerce championed by the beast will do what?

 

Dehumanize humankind

 

4.  The catalog of how many items forms the basis for end-time economic commerce?

 

28 items

 

5.  What did this list consist of ?

 

Includes the various material possessions for which people have labored, schemed, and become enslaved throughout history

 

6.  What is the effort symbolic of?

 

Symbolic of humankind's perennial pursuit of extravagant wealth

 

7.  What classes of people on earth mourned the judgment of Babylon?

 

3 classes: monarchs, merchants and mariners

 

8.  Who are the three classes of people in Heaven?

 

saints, apostles, and prophets

 

9.  These classes of people in Heaven are called upon to do what?

 

Called upon to rejoice

 

10.  Unrestrained jubilation by the people of God is the result from what? 

 

The people of God are at last vindicated and retribution is meted out to the city that had perswecuted and martyred them

 

 

Revelation 18:21 

 

1.  How many times is "anymore" used?

 

six times

 

2.  What does "anymore" express?

 

"not at all"

 

3.  Never again will human joy exist in what city?

 

Babylon

 

 

Revelation 19:1 - 8

 

1.  The first praise is a response to the angel's command to rejoice, why?

 

For the Lord's judgment of the great harlot in destroying  Babylon

 

2.  Whose blood did Christ avenged?

 

The blood of His servants

 

3.  The punishment of sinners is a cause of praise for whom?

 

For God's people

 

4.  Up until this time, who was delivered from the power and penalty of sin?

 

The redeemed

 

5.  The final shout of praise comes from whom?

 

From the whole host of the redeemed

 

6.  At this moment something happens in recognizing that Jesus Christ is Lord,  what was it?

 

At this moment every knee bows and every tongue confesses that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father

 

7.  The time for mariage of whom has come.  

 

Bridegroom

 

8.  When does this marriage event occur?

 

After the judgment seat of Christ and before the Second Coming

 

9.  What happens at the judgment seat of Christ?

 

 The saints must stand before Christ and have their works (righteous acts) tested before they are ready to be presented.

 

10.  How will the saints be presented to Christ?

 

To Him as His bride 

 

 

Revelation 19:9, 10 

 

1.  How is this meal different from the marriage of the Lamb?

 

The meal takes place on earth

 

2.  What country does this meal involve?

 

Israel

 

3.  Who will be the center of attraction?

 

Jesus Christ

 

4.  Who is the Bridegroom?

 

Jesus Christ

 

5.  John list four distinct personages at the feast, what are they?

 

The Bridegroom, who is Christ; the bride, which is the church; the comnpanions of the bride; and the companions of the Bridegroom

 

6.  The latter two of the distinct personages probably refers to whom?

 

Israel

 

7.  The marriage feast will last how long?

 

1000 years

 

8.  How many supppers are mentioned in this chapter?

 

Two

 

9.  The marriage supper of the Lamb described what?

 

A time of joy that follows the wedding

 

10.  What is the supper of the Great God?

 

Is a time of judgment that follows the battle of Armageddon

 

 

REVELATION 19:11 - 16

 

1.  Who are gathered for a final assault against God and His people?

 

All the nations

 

2.  Who is the slain Lamb in Revelation 5?

 

Jesus Christ

 

3.  In Revelation 19:11, who is identified as a "mighty warrior"?

 

Jesus Christ

 

4.  How does Christ slay His enemies?

 

His Word

 

5.  Who follows Him but never lift a hand in the Battle of Armageddon?

 

His army

 

6.  What are the three names that describe the entire ministry of Jesus?

 

Faithful and True,  the Word of God and King of kings and Lord of lords

 

7.  What does Faithful and True indicates?

 

His intimacy and oneness with the Father and thus His eternal existence

 

8.  What does the Word of God refer to?

 

Refers back to Jesus' incarnation, when the "Word became flesh"

 

9.  What does King of Kings and Lord of Lords mean?

 

Designating His role as the Sovereign ruler of the earth when He returns

 

10.  How will Christ return?

 

Return with an army that will rule with Him once the victory is won

 

11.  What does Christ's Second Coming execute?

 

Judgment on those who who have denied Him

 

12.  How will Jesus strike the nations?

 

With a word

 

13.  What will Jesus' scepter be?

 

Will be an iron shepherd's rod

 

14.  What does the "robe" symbolize?

 

Majesty

 

 

15. What does the "thigh" symbolize?

 

Power

 

16.  Jesus will be the supreme and sole ruler of the earth.  What prophecy does this fulfill?

 

Prophecy of Isaiah 9:6, 7

 

 

Revelation 19:17 - 21

 

1.  Who is included in the carnage?

 

Every single person-from the mighty men to the captains, the kings, the small and great, bond and free

 

2.  How many times is word  "birds" found in the Bible?

 

3 times

 

3.  What kind of "birds" is being referenced?

 

Scavenger birds

 

4.  What is the supper of Armageddon refered to?

 

The supper of the Great God

 

5.  What will the birds do after the Battle of Armageddon?

 

They will feast on the fallen corpses of the enemies of the Lord

 

6.  Who gathers to make war against God?

 

All of those who have gathered under the leadership of beast and the false prophet

 

7.  Who are the leaders of those who gather to make war against God?

 

The beast and the false prophet

 

8.  Who are captured and thrown into the lake of fire?

 

The beast and the false prophet

 

9.  When will Satan join them?

 

After a thousand years, the Millennium

 

10. What happens to the remaining members of the beast's armies?

 

The remaining members are killed by the conquering Christ, sent to hades awaiting judgment at the Great White Throne

 

11.  What is the name of the place where the above mentioned members will be held until judgment at the :"Great White Throne.?

 

Hades

 

 

REVELATION 20:1 - 3

 

1.  What does Millennium mean?

 

thousand years

 

2.  What does Millennium period refer to?

 

The period when Christ will rule as King over al the earth 

 

3.  What will be the capital where Christ will rule?

 

Jerusalem

 

4.  What will happen during the 1000 years of Christ's rule?

 

There will be peace and righteousness on earth 

 

5.  What will happen to Satan during this time?

 

He will be bound

 

6.  In verse 1, why is this vision recorded?

 

To inform readers that following his return to earth the Lord Jesus will deal with Satan

 

7.  In various ways, the New Testament labels Satan as what?

 

The ruler of this world

 

8.  How did Satan acquire the title identified by question 7?

 

By default from Adam

 

9.  How will Satan's rule end?

 

His fate was sealed at the cross and by the Resurrection

 

10. Where will Satan be imprisoned during the Millennium?

 

Bottomless pit

 

11.  Who was assigned to bind Satan for a thousand years?

 

An angel

 

12.  How many times is a thousand years reference to?

 

Six times

 

13.  What are the four titles given to Satan?

 

Dragon, serpent of old, Devil and Satan

 

14.  What happens to the bottomless pit during the Millennium?

 

It is sealed

 

15.  What happens to Satan at the end of the Millennium?

 

Satan is released to fulfill God's eternal plans

 

 

Revelation 20:4 - 8 

 

1.  What is visible when a "new" scene is open?

 

Thrones

 

2.  What does this scene indicate?

 

Indicating both rule and judgment

 

3.  What is generally referred to as the martyrs of the Tribulation?

 

Souls of those who had been beheaded

 

4.  Who will reign with Christ on earth during the Millennium?

 

Martyrs of the Tribulation

 

5.  What does the rest of the dead refer to?

 

To all of the unsaved through the ages who have died 

 

6.  Where will the rest of the dead stand before?

 

The Great White Throne

 

7.  In verse 6, who is this blessing for?

 

Those who will participate in the first resurrection-the righteous from the dawn of history through the Tribulation period

 

8.  Who are the ones who experience a second death?

 

Refers to all the unsaved through the ages who have died and will be raised after the Millennium to stand before the Great White Throne

 

9.  Where will they eventually find their place ?

 

Lake of fire

 

10. Satan's release at the end of the thousand years show two things what are they?

 

That he has not changed and that the heart of humankind is desperately wicked

 

11. What will Satan do as a final act?

 

He will recruit an army to attack Jerusalem, the abode of Christ

 

12. Who willl volunteer for Satan's army?

 

People will volunteer for that army to attack the camp of the Saints

 

13. What are the names given to the army and its leader?

 

Gog and Magog

 

14.  Who is the leader?

 

Satan

 

 

Revelation 20:10 - 14

 

1.  What will destroy Satan armies?

 

Fire from heaven

 

2.  What will happen to Satan?

 

He will be cast in the lake of fire

 

3.  Who will be in the lake of fire preceding Satan's entry?

 

The beast and false prophet

 

4.  What will be complete as introduced in chapters 12 and 13?

 

Judgment of the unholy trinity

 

5.  Where will the Great White Throne be set up?

 

Some intermediate locate between heaven and where the earth once was

 

6.  Who is the Judge on the throne?

 

It is Christ

 

7.  Who treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of almighty God?

 

Christ

 

8.  Almost  every verse in this section begins with "and", which indicates a continuing what?

 

Indicates a continul chronology

 

9.  Who stands before the white throne?

 

The small and great

 

10. What is the only group that will be seen at the white throne?

 

The spiritually dead

 

11.  What is the judgment of?

 

On the evil works of the unsaved

 

12  .How is the gradation of punishment in helll determined?

 

Of punishment in hell, according to each individuals works

 

13.  What does this gradation mean?

 

The fire may be hotter for some than for others but the length of punishment will be the same

 

14.  What are the twins of sin's curse? 

 

Death (the state of death) and Hades (the place of death)

 

15.  Where are the condemned sent?

 

The lake of fire

 

16.  What is the second death?

 

Is eternal separation from God

 

 

Revelation 21:1 - 2

 

1.  What does John see descending from heaven?

 

New Jerusalem and the new earth

 

2.  What does John reveal in the believer's final destiny?

 

 New Earth

 

3.  What will the new earth no longer be plaqued with?

 

By the powers of evil, sin, death, and Satan

 

4.  What does the sea of the old earth represent?

 

Represented all the evil, violence, and unrest that seemed to come out of it

 

5.  What is the the first of seven listed evils that will not exist in God's new creation?

 

The sea

 

6.  What are the other evils that will not exist in God's new creation?

 

Death, sorrow, crying pain, night and the curse

 

7.  For ancient readers what did the sea represent?

 

A raging, threatening and fearful place that the Lord often had to calm

 

8.  What did the sea also signify to the ancient readers?

 

Chaos, disorder and evil

 

9.  In Revelation the sea is the home of whom?

 

Home of the dead

 

11. When John there will be no more sea in the new heaven and new earth, he is saying what?

 

There will be nothing to harm or cause God's people fear'. no chaos, death, or evil

 

12. Everything will be created how?

 

New

 

13. What will be the rulling place for Christ?

 

New Jerusalem

 

14. Where does this holy city originate from where?

 

From heaven and from God

 

15.  All of its inhabitants are called what?

 

Christ's bride

 

16.  This holy city is both what? 

 

Is both the bride and the  place where she dwells

 

 

REVELATION 21:3 - 4

 

1.  A loud voice from heaven indicates what?

 

That important words are to follow

 

2.  What is the tabernacle of God?

 

His dwelling place

 

3.  His immediate presence will be where?

 

Will now be on the New Earth

 

4.  What was the promise God made to Abraham?

 

That all nations would be blessed in him

 

5.  The disappearance of what conditions represents a total reversal of the curses found in Genesis 3?

 

Death, sorrow, crying and pain

 

6.  How will the evils present in the old creation be removed?

 

Will have been removed with the destruction of the old heaven and earth

 

7.  What kind of tears will God wipe away?

 

Are not tears of shame or gult but tears caused by the pain, death, persecution and other hardships that His people suffered on the present earth

 

8.  The New Testament contains how many passages where the word sorrow and sorrowful are found?

 

30 passages

 

9.  What kind of picture does these passages portray?

 

These passages always paint a icture of grief, pain, distress and travail.

 

10.  How is "sorrow" in verse 4 translated?

 

Translated to "wailing" or "mourning"

 

 

REVELATION 21:5 - 8

 

1.  What does "Behold, I signify in verse 5?

 

Is the first clear instance of God speaking directly since Revelation 1:8

 

2.  God message is directed to whom?

 

To the whole world

 

3.  What is the climax of the Book of Revelation?

 

Making all things new

 

4.  What does Alpha and Omega mean?

 

Is an expression indicating God's absolute sovereignty over all things

 

5.  What does it mean when it is said that God is the Beginning and the End?

 

God is the Beginner of the beginning and the Ender of the end

 

6.  Every individual who has overcome the world by faith will inherit what?

 

Will inherit all seven benefits promised in Revelation 2 and 3

 

7.  God promise fulfills and includes what?

 

This promise fulfills and includes the rest of the promise

 

8.  "And I will be his God" reminds readers of Genesis 17:7,8 of what?

 

Reminds the reader of Genesis 17:7, 8, when God made this very promise to Abraham and many others

 

9.  The rightful heirs to all the promises of God in the Davidic Covenant will have the privileges to do what?

 

It is a provision for every saint, as is the saint's eternal status as God's son

 

10.  Verse 8 reflects what kind of a contrast?

 

Between those who will be cast into the lake of fire and those who have tasted the water of life

 

11.  In verse 8, several types of sins are listed, those who commit them are lumped into one group by what word?

 

By the single word "the"

 

12.  In verse 8, what is their inheritance?

 

The second death

 

 

REVELATION 21:9 - 27

 

1.  The same angel that showed John the city of Babylon and its destruction now shows John what?

 

Shows John New Jerusalem

 

2.  New Jerusalem is also known as what?

 

The Lamb's wife

 

3.  Why did God earlier tell His people to "come out of Babylon?"

 

To avoids its judgments

 

4.  The place where God's people would go is where?

 

New Jerusalem

 

5. They will enter a city that reflects what?

 

The indescribable glory of its King

 

6.  The city gates and foundations bear the names of what?

 

The names of the 12 tribes and 12 apostles

 

7.  In the New Jerusalem who will live together as one?

 

The Old Testament people of Israel and the New Testament church

 

8.  They are now the people of whom?

 

God

 

9.  What is the dimension of New Jerusalem?

 

Each dimension is approximately 1,500 miles, making the base 2.25 million square miles

 

10. The ground floor would provide enough living space for how many people?

 

For more people than have ever lived in the history of the world

 

11.  The gold recalls what?

 

The main material of the temple

 

12.  What does the 12 stones recall?

 

The stones on the breastplate of the high priest

 

 

REVELATION 21:1 - 27, 22:6 - 27

 

1.  The entire city will be a holy temple where whom will dwell?

 

Where God and the Lamb dwell

 

2.  The inhabitants of the city will be known as what?

 

Priests who serve God

 

3.  The "Book of Life"  is a registry of whom?

 

Registry of the redeemed

 

4.  The new creation will be a return to what?

 

Garden of Eden

 

5.  The original order will be restored and who will rule over the creation with God?

 

Redeemed

 

6.  What was once guarded by the cherubim with the flaming sword of Eden?

 

Cherubim

 

7.  What is the epilogue to the Book of Revelation?

 

Revelation 22:6 - 21

 

8.  The epilogue provide answers to the first few verses of what chapter in Revelation?

 

Chapter 1

 

9.  The same angel who has been speaking about the new creation (21:1) assures John that these things will happen because God guaranteed both the words and the events foretold by whom?

 

The holy prophets

 

10.  The phrase which must shortly take place indicates what?

 

Indicates that both the book and time itself are nearing their conclusion

 

 

REVELATION 22:6 -  10

 

1.  In verses 6 and 7, Christ speaks of what blessing?

 

The sixth blessing to those who treat the prophecies of this book as faithful and true

 

2.  This blessing is also known as what?

 

beatitude

 

3.  In verses 8 and 9, John resumes his role.  What was his role?

 

As a speaker

 

4.  John's written words (what he heard and saw) authenicated what?

 

That the words were spoken by the Lord

 

5.  What was John's immediate response?

 

Worship

 

6.  In verse 10, what must remain open?

 

The book 

 

7.  What does the urgency of the hour mean?

 

The time is at hand

 

8.  Why is this in contrast with Daniel's act as he was told to perform?

 

Daniel was told to close the book

 

9.   What has been revealed to John through Jesus Christ?

 

The book was to be opened

 

10.  What is the full and final revelation of Christ?

 

His plan for the end of history

 

 

REVELATION 22:11 - 13

 

1.  What people are when Christ returns is what they be for how long?

 

Forever

 

2.  People's responses to the Word become an inseparable part of what?

 

Of their character

 

3.  Behold is found how many times in Revelation? 

 

30 times

 

4.  How many occurrences are connected with the Second Coming?

 

Seven

 

5.  How many times does the word "quickly' occur in this book?

 

Seven

 

6.  In all cases but one "quickly" refers to what?

 

The action of Christ

 

7. When the Lord comes for His own, He will come how?

 

Speed of lightning

 

8.  What are Christ's three titles?

 

Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and the End, The First and the Last

 

9.  What do the titles mean?

 

Refers not only to Jesus in Revelation but also to the Lord God in Isaiah 44:6 and 48:12

 

10. No one is before Him  or when?

 

After Him

 

 

REVELATION 22:14 - 21

 

1.  The seventh and final blessing of the Book of Revelation falls on those who do His what?

 

Does His commandments

 

2.  Access to two things belongs to all of God's redeemed children who forsake the sins and pleasures of this world.  What are they?

 

Access to the river of life and to the gates of New Jerusalem

 

3.  In verse 16, what happens?

 

Jesus speaks directly

 

4.  Jesus is the "Root" of whom?

 

David

 

5.  What action does Jesus take in verse 16?

 

Dispel all darkness and usher in the promised perfect reign of the ever-living Messiah

 

6.  In verse 17, what is first part of the final invitation?

 

Invitation for Christ to come back to the world

 

7.  What is the last part of the final invitation?

 

Invitation for the world to come back to Christ

 

8.  There is a blessing to those who do what?

 

Hear and obey God's Word

 

9.  What happens to those who do not obey the Word?

 

A curse is place upon them

 

10. What is John's commission to do?

 

"To write these words"

 

11. What happens to those who tampers with the words?

 

They would bear the consequences of eternal judgment from God

 

12. What does God say?

 

That He is coming

 

13. What does His followers say?

 

Come

 

14. The book begins and ends with what?

 

Begins and ends with a benediction

 

15. In verse 21, what is God concerned with?

 

Not just with its judgment but also with the message of grace and the free gift of eternal life

 

 

A STUDY OF HEAVEN

 

Read John Chapter 14, Isaiah 55:9 - 10, Genesis 1:20, Genesis 1:14 - 17, Ephesians 4:10, Isaiah 14:13,, Revelation 21:27, Revelation 20:15

 

DESCRIBE AND EXPLAIN IN DETAIL:

 

1.  Why Should I Study Heaven While I'm Living on Earth?  Your own words using your knowledge of Scripture.

 

Did you know that heaven is mentioned more than 500 times in the Scriiptures?  Heaven ought to be prominent in our hearts and in our thoughts.

 

God has placed within our hearts a hunger for eternity, a hunger for heaven.  And if we do not understand that and we do not feel  that hunger with the spiritual truth of the Word of God, we will end up suppressing that need and replacing it with vain and tawdry things that will leave us empty and without satisfaction.

 

The truth is, we can never approximate all that God has prepared for us in our heavenly home.  And we cannot recreate heaven on earth.  But when we choose to focus on and prepare for the eternal home that awaits us, our earthly focus is shifted toward living a life that honors God and leads others to Him.

 

2.  Is Heaven A Real Physical Place?  Explain your findings.

 

Heaven is no figment of the imagination; nor is it feeling, a state of mind, or the invention of man.  Heaven is a literal place prepared by Christ for a prepared people.  In John chapter 14, Jesus Himself leaves His disciples with this promise.

 

"In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told youj.  And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where there you may be also (v. 2 = 3)

 

From this promise we have fuill confidence that heaven is a real physical place - a place where believers will one day reside with their Savior.

 

3.  How Many Heavens Are Described In The Bible?  Describe each.

 

The Bible speaks of three distinct heavens>

 

A.  The first heaven is described in Isaiah 55:9 - 10 and is the atmosphere surrounding the earth - the domain of the clouds and birds (Genesis 1:20).

 

B.  The second heaven is spoken of in Gensis 1:14 - 17 as the domain of the heavenly bodies: the sun, moon, stars, planets, and galaxies.

 

C. The third heaven, Paul described in his second letter to the Corinthians being "caught up t o the third heaven,"  which is beyond the first and second heavens and is the dwelling place of God - where we will one day join Christ.

 

 

4.  Where Is The Exact Location of Heaven?  Seek out references.

 

We do not precisely, but we know that it is "up".  In Ephesians 4:10 Paul says that Christ "ascended for above the heavens," meaning heaven is above us.  However, "up" is a different locale depending on where you are located on the earth.  Satan, addressing God, said, "I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north," which will indicate that heaven is located in the north (Isaiah 14:13).  

 

Both the Old and New Testament depict heaven as a place that is high, lofty, and lifted up.  The Old Testament word for heaven is shamayim - which means "the heights."  And in the New Testament, the Greek word ouranos refers to heaven as that which is "raised up or lofty."

 

5.  What Is The Lamb's Book of Life And Will My Name Be In It?  Read William R. Newell, a great Bible scholar regarding four things to be noted about the Book of Life.

 

The Bible says that in heaven, there is a book, or a registry, called the Lamb's Book of Life (Revelatiuon 21:27.  And the names of all who will be in heaven are recorded in that one book.

 

There are four things to be noted about the Book of Life:

 

1.  It is the absence of one's name in the book, not the absence of one's good works, which dooms a person.

 

2.  Evil works are not the issue.  Many of earth's greates sinners' names arte recorded in the Book Life because they accepted God's offer of salvation.

 

3.  Those whose names do not appear in the Book are cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:15).

 

4.  All names found in the Book were written before the Judgment Day.  There is no record of names being recorded (decisions being made) on that day.

 

We cannot earn our passage to heaven simply by being a "good person" or by living a "good" life.  Ultimately, we will not be granted entrance to heaven unless we repent of our sin and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior - then we can have full confidence that our name is recorded in the Book of Life.

 

 

6.  Is it possible for a Christian's name to be "blotted out" of the Book of Life?

 

Cities in John's day had a registry which contained the names of every person who lived within the confines of the city.  But if a person defiled his citizenship, he could be called before the tribunal, and his name would be removed from the registry literally "blotted out" of the city book as a penalty for his actions.  He would no longer be considered a citizen of that particular city, and would be consiged to either live in anonymity or move elsewhere.

 

With that concept in mind, it is believed the Book of Life is a book noriginally containing the names of every person born in this world.  But if a person dies having rejected God's offer of salvation, his name is blotted out the Lamb's Book of Life.

 

7.  What does Isaiah 55:9 - 10 emphasize?

 

The first heaven is described and is the atmosphere surrounding the earth-the domain of the clouds and birds.

 

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts are higher than your thoughts.

 

For as the rain comes down, and the show from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater.

 

8.  In Genesis 1:14 - 17, what did God say what transpired?

 

The second heaven is spoken  of as the domain of the heavenly bodies: the sun, moon, stars, planets and galaxies.

 

Then God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night, and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth", and it was so.  Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night.  God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth.

 

9.  What is the third heaven?

 

Paul described in his second letter to the Corinthians being "caught up to the third heaven," which is beyond the first and second heaven and is the dwelling place of God.

 

10. What does Isaiah 14:13 explain?

 

Location of heaven.

 

For you have said in your heart:  I will ascend into heaven; I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north.

 

11.  What does Jesus say in John 14:6? 

 

"I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me."

 

 

WHAT ARE THEY NOW?

 

Read: 2 Corinthians 5:8, Phillipians 1:23, Luke 23, 43, 1 Thessalonians 4:13, Luke 16:19 - 31, Ephesians 4:8 - 10, 2 Corinthians 12:2 - 4, Revelation 20:11 - 15, Hebrews 9:27, Luke 16:26 and Luke 16:22.

 

1.  Do our souls "sleep" untill the resurrection at the rapture?

 

When believers dies, his body goes in the grave and "falls asleep."  But his soul does not sleep; his soul goes to Paradise (2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; Luke 23:43)

 

2.  What does "Paradise" mean?

 

It is an "enclosed garden" referring to the New Eden that Jesus offered

 

3.  What does the name "Lazarus" mean?

 

"God is my help"

 

4.  Does a person's earthly status as far as possession or wealth affect his eternal resting place?

 

Only our spirtual status before God determines our eternal resting place

 

5.  Is there an intermediate heaven?

 

The Bible teaches that every believer who died prior to the Ascension of Christ went to an intermediate heaven called Paradise (Abraham's bosom; Lukie 16:19 - 23.

 

But when Jesus ascended after His death, He went into Paradise and took all who were there - all the Old Testament Saints, all who had died and believed in God before the Ascension - with Him to the third heaven (Ephesians 4:8 - 10.

 

This means that believers no longer go to the intermediated heaven upon death.  The sould and spirit of today's believers go immediately to the third heaven, because Paradise is now with God (2 Corinthinans 12:2 - 4.

 

6.  Describe "Sheol".

 

Christ descended to Sheol (Old Testament), Hades in New Testament in the spirit to preach the good news of His triumph over death and the grave, after which He led the Old Testament Saints (imprisoned in Sheol) to heaven.

 

7.  Is there an intermediate Hell?

 

Yes.  When an unbeliever dies, his body goes into the grave and his spirit and soul goes to Hades.  Revelation 20 tells us that "Death and Hades delivered up the dead" (v. 11 - 15).  This passage indicates that Hades remains an intermediate hell until the Great White Throne Judgment - when "Death and Hades (will be) cast into the lake of fire" - permanent hell.

 

8.  Why isn't the "Great White Throne" not set up on earth?

 

The Great White Throne is not set up on earth because the earth is gone.  Neither is it set up in what is commonly called heaven, because sinners are not allowed there.  This judgment must then take place in some intermediate location between heaven and where the earth once was.

 

9.  Who is the Judge on the throne?

 

Jesus Christ

10.  When believers die, how do their souls get to heaven?

 

Did you know that when a person says "The angels came and took him, "it's not just sentiment?"  It's Scripture based!  Jesus says that when the beggar Lazarus died, he "was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom" (Luke 16:22).  Thus, we have it on the authority of Jesus Himself that God sends His angels to usher believers into eternity.

 

11.  What does "bosom" mean?

 

Christ is said to have been in the bosom of the Father," i.e. he had the most perfect knowledge of the Father, had the closest intimacy with Him was leaning on Jesus 'bosom"at the last supper.  Our Lord caqrries his lambs in his bosom, i.e., has a fonder, watchful care over them.

 

 

 WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN

 

Read:  Matthew 18:3 -4, Psalm 139:13 - 16, Job 10:10 - 12, Matthjew 18:14

 

1.  In what way do we have to be like children to get to heaven?

 

Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  Therefore whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 18:3 - 4).

 

2.  What happens when we asked God to forgive our sins and come into our hearts?

 

We make reservation in heaven that is absolutely certain.

 

3.  Is there a specific age of accountability mentioned in the Bible?

 

There is no specific age of accountability mentioned in the Bible.  Until children mature and gain an understanding of what the message of Christ's sacrifice on the Cross means to them personally and realize their sin and guilt before God, they are covered by the blood of Christ.

 

4.  What about children lost through miscarriages or abortions?

 

Concerning the unborn, we have it on the authority of Scripture that a child is a person from the moment of conception (Psalm 139:13 - 16; Job 10:10 - 12).  Based on thaty truth, all of these unborn ones, for whatever reason they have been unborn, will be taken directly to heaven by the Father.

 

5.  How old will children be in heaven?

 

 Some suggest that when we arrive in heaven, we will all be mature in body and mind and spirit.  The book of Revelation describes worship in heaven as an all-encompassing act involving everyone who is there.  Therefore is in heaven will be of such an age so as to be able to participate in the eternal worship of Almighty God.

 

 

WON'T HEAVEN BE BORING?

 

Read Matthew 25:21, Revelation 22:3, Psalm 16:11, Ecclesiastes 3, Hebrew 12:22 - 23

 

1.  Are we going to sit idly in heaven?

 

God will say, "Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many thiings.  It sounds like we will have many things to do!

 

2.  What does Revelation 22:3 reflect?

 

"His servants shall serve Him.  God has a great plan for each one of us to be wonderfully, happily, excitedly employed - serving the Lord in Paradise.

 

3.  We will know that our service will result in what?

 

We will be serving in the fullest expression of the capacity God has given us and using the giftedness He has placed within us.

 Our service will result in deep joy and fulfillment.

 

4.  God will not be boring, why?

 

God is the most exciting, adventuresome, creative Person that youi can imagine-multiplied a thousand times over.  The pisalmist says that in His presence "is fullness of joy," and at His "right hand are pleasures forevermore" (Psalm 16:11).

 

5.  Everything we do will bring us what?

 

Everything we do will bring us absolute and total fulfillment and joy, because that's the way God has created us.  

 

6.  In Ecclesiastes 3, God will put what into our hearts?

 

Says that God has actually put eternity in our hearts.  This means is that God has built us, as beliuevers, with a space within us that can't be satisfied with anything except heaven.

 

7.  Who are heaven's inhabitants?

 

In Hebrews 12:22 we find a list of some of heaven's residents.  Believers are going to spend all of eternity with "an innumerable company of angels," all of the "just men made perfect" (the Old Testament saints), the people who are of the firstborn (the Church), and above all, we're going to spend eternity with our God.

 

8.  Will we have fellowship with one another in heaven?

 

Because we will be God's people made over, we wioll be perfectly compatible with one another and able, for the first time ever, to enjoy the intimate fellowship that we all long for in our hearts.

 

9.  Imagine the unlimited opportunity to fellowship with whom?

 

To fellowship with people from all ages of history - even people we've only read about in books.

 

10.  Will we have fellowship with Christ in heaven?

 

In heaven, we won't just fellowship with beliuevers and the angels.  We will be able to know and fellowship with out Lord in a way that we cannot possibly comprehend.  We are going to know Him!  Our Savior will be our personal friend; and we will fellowship with Him forever and ever.

 

 

WHAT'S UP WITH ANGELS"?

 

Read: Colossians 3:1 - 2, Matthew 18:10,  Revelation 5:11, Hebrew 12:22, Job 38:1 - 7, Luke 1:5 - 25, Luke 20:36, Matthew 22:30, Hebrew 1:14, Matthew 24:36, 1 Peter 1:12, Luke 15:10, Daniel 10:5 - 6, 2 Chronicles 32:21, Genesis 3:24, Jude 1:9, Daniel 10:13, Revelation 12:7 - 8, Luke 1:19

 

1.  Paul gave two dynamic instructions.  What are they?

 

SEEK and SET your mind on things above.

 

2.  How should Christians live in the light of Christ's imminent return?

 

Learn how to pursue the things of heaven.

 

3.  What did Jesus mean by the angels of the little ones?

 

Is Jesus saying each child has a specific guardian angel?  Perhaps, but a better interpretation is the angels are continually in God's holy presence, looking out for all God's people, so Christians should remember to treat all believers well.

 

4.  How many angels are there in heaven?

 

Ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands.  This is an extravagant way of saying a number beyond measure.  Innumerable!

 

5.  What is Mount Zion?

 

The heavenly Jerusalem, representing the New Covenant.

 

6.  What does Mount Sinai evoke?

 

Terror and distance.  Mount Zion - the city of the living God - evokes joy and acceptance.

 

7.  Some of the inhabitants of Zion are a company of what?

 

A  company of angels, an assembly that cannot be numbered.

 

8.  When were angels created?

 

The Bible never says when angels were created.  The angels were in existence when the earth was made and man created.

 

9.  Who received an audience with God and now he would be subject to divine cross examination?

 

Job received his audience with God and now he would be subject to divine cross examination.

 

10.  What does Proverbs 3:19, 20 and 8:22 -31 reveal?

 

Reveals the connection between God's wisdom and creation.

 

 

 

DO ANGELS EVER DIE?

 

1.  What did the Sadducees do in Luke 20:27 - 38?

 

The Sadducees did not believe in  resurrection, they assuimed that if there was one, it would feature a life much like this one - a wildly faulty assumption.  They did not imagine that since those who are resurrected can never die again, marriage and procreation will be unnecessary.  And since they did not believe in angels, they could not imagine how resurrected men and women might in some respect be like them.

 

 

WHY STUDY ANGELS?

 

1.  Mystery saturates the whole topic of angels, why?

 

Mystery is good and healthy for us, and maybe more now than ever.  So many Christians today are lacking in awe and a sense of mystery when they consider the things of God.  Once we honestly investigate the amazing things Scripture tells us about them, we actually find ourselves drawn closer to God, instead of being distracted from God.

 

2.  Once we honestly investigate the amazing things Scripture tells us about angels, what happens to us?

 

We are drawn closer to God.

 

3.  If anyone who goes into a study of angels with a high view of God, what should we experience?

 

Will have a higher view of God and come away with an even higher view of Him.

 

 

WHERE DO ANGELS RESIDE?

 

1.  What is the best definition of heaven?

 

It's God's dwelling place

 

2.  God says, "Heaven is my throne."  Who works and lives there?

 

That where angels work and live

 

3.  Who inhabits the throne room of God?

 

The angels

 

4.  In Colossians 3:1 - 2), what does Paul tell us?

 

He points out specifically that heaven is where Christ is

 

5.  What does 18:10 reveal about angels?

 

"I say to you that in heaven there angels always see the facxe of My Father who is in heaven

 

 

HOW MANY ANGELS ARE THERE IN EXISTENCE?

 

1.  What is the highest numerical figure used in the Greek language?

 

ten thousand

 

2.  What does Hebrews 12:22 say about angels?

 

"But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels."  Indicating that the population of angels is:1 - 7  so large that they cannot be numbered.

 

 

WHEN WERE ANGELS CREATED

 

1.  When were the angels created?

 

The Lord told Job that angels were already on the scene to celebrate when the earth was created.

 

2.  What does Job 38:1 - 7 say about angels?

 

"The Lord spoke to Job.........'Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation.........while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?"

 

3.  Angels are older than what?

 

Older than anything in the world as we see it.

 

 

DO ANGELS EVER DIE?

 

1.  What happen in Daniel 9?

 

The angel Gabriel appeared to the prophet Daniel.

 

2.  What does Luke 1: 5 - 25, who appeared before Zacharias?

 

Five hundred years later the same unchanged Gabriel appeared to Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist.

 

3.  What doesn't happen to angels?

 

Angels know nothing of what it's like to become ill, grow old, and eventually die.

 

 

HAS GOD CREATED MORE ANGELS SINCE THEIR INITIAL CREATION?  

 

1.  Are there biblical reason to believe that God has created any more angels?

 

There is no biblical reason to believe God has created any more angels.

 

2.  What does Jesus say in Matthew 22:30?

 

Nor has there been any increase, since angels don't reproduce - according to Jesus' statement that angels don't marry.

 

 

DO ANGELS HAVE PHYSICAL BODIES LIKE HUMANS?

 

1.  What does Hebrew 1:14 reveal about angels?

 

Angels are real but without material substances as we think of it.  God created them as non-physical beings.

 

2.  What form are angels bodies?

 

If they occupy some form of permanent bodies, these would be spiritual bodies, perhaps like the ones we'll wear someday in eternity.

 

 

 

ARE ANGELS OMNIPRESENT, OMNIPOTENT, OR OMINISCIENT LIKE GOD?

 

1.  Do angels have any limitations?

 

Angels have many limitations that God can never have.

 

2.  Can angels be in more than one place at once.

 

Angels cannot be in more than one place at once.

 

3.  Do angels have a force of their own?

 

They have no force of their own and are impotent without God.

 

4.  Do angels have unlimited knowledge?

 

Angels are also limited in knowledge  Jesus said the angels don't know the time of His Second Coming to the world (Matt. 24:36).

 

 

DO ANGELS RECEIVE SALVATION?

 

1.  Is redemption a personal reality for angels?

 

Redemption is not a personal reality for angels.

 

2.  What do angels do when people are saved?

 

Angels rejoice when people are saved (Luke 15:10).

 

3.  Can angels testify personally?

 

The cannot testify personally to something they have not experienced.

 

 

ARE DEPICTIONS OF ANGELS IN ART, LIKE CHILDLIKE CHERUBIM ACCURATE?

 

1. A majority of the angel representations we see are merely what?

 

Angel representations we see-in paintings and gift books or as lapel pins and china figurines or gracing a host of other varities of merchandise-are merely products of human imagination.

 

2.  How does angels of God always appear?

 

Always appear masculine.

 

3.  Do angels as reflected in the Bible appear as female?

 

Shown in some historical accounts and in some personal experience but never in the Bible.

 

4. How did the angel that Daniel saw on the riverbank.appear?

 

An awesome figure.

 

5.  What did the angel appearance look like?

 

A man dressed in linen, with a belt of fine gold from Uphaz around his waist.  His body was like topaz, his face like lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and his voice like the sound of a multitude (Daniel 10:5 - 6).

 

6.  What did 2 Chronicle 32:21 describe the feat of an angel?

 

The Lord sent an angel, who annihilated all the fighting men and the commanders and officers in the camp of the Assyrian king.

 

 

ARE GOD'S ANGELS ALL THE SAME?

 

1.  What does "Hosts" describe?

 

Throughout the Bible, angels are called the hosts of the Lord."

 

2.  What does the literal term "Seraphim" mean?

 

Means "burning ones," is only mentioned in the book of Isaiah.

 

3.  Describe the appearance of a Seraphim.

 

The Seraphim have six wings.  Two wings cover their faces in reverence, two wings cover the feet in humility and two wings are for flying.

 

4.  What is the duty of the Cherubim?

 

Cherubim are angels that stand close to God's throne. 

 

5.  Describe the appearance of a Cherubim.

 

Cherubim have a more human appearance than the seraphim.  Each cherub has four faces: the face of a man, the face of a lion, the face of an ox and the face of an eagle.  Have human hands and four wings instead of six.

 

WHICH ANGELS ARE SPECIFICALLY NAMED IN THE BIBLE?

 

1.  Which angel is the only archangel mentioned by name in the Bible?

 

Michael

 

2.  Who is the most prominent of all the angels?

 

Michael

 

3.  Who will announce the return of Christ and the Rapture of the Church?

 

Michael

 

4.  Which angel will be victorious over Satan and all the forces of darkness in the last conflict of the age?

 

Michael

 

5.  Which angel is called the "Mighty One of God?"

 

Gabriel

 

6.  How is Gabriel described?

 

One :"who stands in the presence of God."

 

7.  What is the specific duty of Gabriel?

 

8.  Which angel answered Daniel's prayer at the end of the Babylonian captivity?

 

Gabriel

 

9.  Which angel anounced the birth of Jesus Christ?

 

Gabriel

 

 

WHAT ARE "ANGELS OF LIGHT?"

 

Read:  Revelation 12:4; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6; Genesis 6:2; Matthew 25:41

 

1.  How many kinds of angels in the world?

 

Two.  Real angels of God and angels of light.

 

2.  Are angels of light good angels?

 

No

 

3.  What is the term "angels of light" a reference to?

 

Evil angels

 

4.  Who also masquerades himself as a angel of light?

 

Satan

 

5.  Lucifer as the leader is also called what?

 

"the ruler of demons".

 

6.  Lucifer is know as the master of what?

 

Deception.

 

7.  What does 1 John 4:1 instructs us to do?

 

"Test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world."

 

8.  How many angels rebelled against God and followed Satan?

 

One third of the angels.

 

9.  What are demons?

 

The angels who fell with Satan and came to be his servants on this earth.

 

10.  What does Revelation 12:4 reveal? 

 

Says the dragon's "tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth."  Stars refer to angels.

 

 

DO ANGELS HAVE FREE WILL?

 

1.  Could God have prevented Satan from rebelling?

 

Yes, God could have prevented it.

 

2.  Is God omnipotent?

 

Yes

 

3.  What does omnipotent mean?

 

God has unlimited power.

 

4.  Is God omniscient?

 

Yes

 

5.  What does omnipotent mean?

 

God knows all.

 

6.  Was Lucifer created exactly as we are - with freedom to choose?

 

Yes

 

 

WHERE DO DEMONS RESIDE?

 

1.  The Bible speaks of two kinds of demons.  What are they?

 

The "fallen" and the free". and "fallen and the imprisoned".

 

2.  The angels with wicked spirits that work as Satan's agents here upon the earth is called what?

 

"fallen and the free"

 

3.   2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 1:6 refers to what?

 

There's a whole group of these fallen angels who aren't free. 

 

4.  A class of the fallen angels that are in a place called Tartarus are called what?

 

"fallen and the imprisoned."

 

5.  Tartarus is called what?

 

One of the compartments of hell.

 

6.  Those in Tartarus are reserved for what?

 

They are reserved for judgment.

 

 

WHY ARE SOME DEMONS FREE AND SOME IMPRISONED?

 

1.  What does Jude 1:6 reveal?

 

These angels "did not keep their proper domain".

 

2.  What does Genesis 6:2 reveal?

 

When the fallen angels saw "the daughters of men"

 

3.  When the fallen angels saw the daughters of men, what happened?

 

They cohabited with them, producing offspring that were half angels and half human.

 

4.  What did these angels mentioned in number 3 violate?

 

God given boundaries when they left their proper domain.

 

5.  These angels lived in the presence of Almighty God, what did they do?

 

These angels rebelled against Him.

 

6.  What kind of punishment are these angels awaiting?

 

Doomed to eternal punishment in the "everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

 

7.  Did Jesus Christ shed His blood at Calvary to redeem the fallen angels?

 

Christ did not shed His blood to redeem fallen angels.

 

8.  What was Christ's precious blood shed for?

 

For the world of lost men and women.

 

9.  The fallen and imprisoned angels cohabited with whom and produced offspring that were half angelic and  human?

 

Daughters of men.

 

10.  Who will be doomed because they rebelled against God?

 

Fallen angels

 

 

 

ANGELS AND YOU

 

Read Psalm 103:20 - 21, Luke 22:43, Daniel 9:21 - 22, Genesis 16:10 - 11, Acts 11:13, Psalm 34:7, Matthew 4:10 -11, 2 Chronicles 32:21, Matthew 18:10, Acts 12, Matthew 4:6, Numbers 22:31, 2 Kings 6:16 - 17, Hebrews 13:2

 

1.  What does "angels" translate to in the Old Testament and New Testament?

 

In Hebrew word mal'ak in the Old Testament and the Greek word angelos in the New Testament.

 

2.  What is the core meaning of "angel"?

 

"Messenger"

 

3.  God's will and work for angels is to communicate what?

 

"His messengers"

 

4.  What does "His plan for us, and His protection for us means what?

 

His protection of us are the busy stairway angels use in their daily diligence of attending to our needs.

 

5.  When the angels give us strength or enlightenment, what does that mean?

 

It is God's strength or enlightenment that they impart.

 

6.  Angels protection is who's true protection?

 

God's protection.

 

7.  What does Matthew 4:10 - 11, reveal?

 

When they bring comfort and assistance, it is God's comfort and assistance.

 

8.  What does the Bible say about the wrath of angels?

 

It is Gods wrath they inflict.

 

9.  What are the two verses that support "guardian angel"?

 

Matthew 18:10 - Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.

 

Acts 12 -  After Peter was released from jail, he went to the home Mary, where a group of Christians was praying for his release.  A servant named Rhoda answered Peter's knock at the door.  She was so excited to hear his voice, she left him outside and ran to tell the believers Peter was at the door.  They didn't believe her and reasoned the person at the door must be Peter's angel.

 

10.  What does "Take heed that that do not despise one of these little ones" mean?

 

For I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.

 

 

 

1.  What does the Bible say when we pray directly to them for help?

 

The Bible gives no indication that angels will respond if we pray directly to them for help.

 

2.  Does the the Scripture support any evidence of people asking God to send them an angel's protection?

 

In the Scriipture, there are no instances.

 

3.  Who is the only person in Scripture who tried persuading someone else to seek help from an angel?

 

Satan

 

4.  Who quoted an Old Testament verse about angelic protection?

 

Satan

 

5.  Who was to receive the angelic protection?

 

Satan quoted an Old Testament verse about angelic protection while tempting Jesus in the wilderness (Matt. 4:6).

 

6.  Angels are whose messengers?

 

God's messengers to us.

 

7.  Do angels carry our messengers to God?

 

They are never our messengers to God.

 

8.  Does the Scripture reveal evidence of anyone praying to an angel?

 

No one in Scripture ever prayed to an angel.

 

9.  One reason that angels are invisible to human is why?

 

If angels were seen, they would be worshipped.

 

10.  What happened to John in Revelation when an angel appeared?

 

John tried to worship him.  This occurred twice.  The angel told him not to worship him but worship God.

 

 

 

1.  What happened in Numbers 22:31?

 

Balaam's eyes were opened to see the Angel of the Lord.

 

2.  What did 2 Kings 6:16 - 17 reveal?

 

The Lord opened the eyes of Elisha's servant to see the "horses and chariots of fire" surrounding Elisha.

 

3.  Do angels appear in human form?

 

Yes

 

4.  What did Genesis 18 and 19 say about angels?

 

Angels appear as men to Abraham and Lot.

 

5.  What does scripture say about entertaining strangers?

 

If you really believe in angels and would enjoy entertaining or honoring them (as a thank-you gesture perhaps for everything  they do for you), consider improving your hospitality to strangers.

 

6.  When will you know if any of the strangers you encountered were angels?

 

Not until eternity will you know if any of the strangers you encountered were angels.

 

7.  Will you be an angel in heaven?

 

No

 

8.  Do people evolve into angels?

 

No

 

9.  Do angels age?

 

No

 

10.  Do angels spend time earning their wings?

 

No

 

11.  Are angels created at different times?

 

They were all created simultaneously - in a single moment.

 

12.  Have there been an increase in their ranks since the beginning of  their time?

 

Their full number was created in the beginning, and there has been no increase in their ranks since that time.

 

 

 

THE ULTIMATE "EXTREME MAKEOVER"

 

Read: 1 Corinthians 15, 1 Thessalonian 4,  1 Corinthian 15:37 - 38, Philippians 3:20 - 21, 1 Corinthians 15:49, John 21:12 - 13,  1 Corinthians 15:42 

 

1.  When a believer dies where does their body go?

 

Into the grave until the Rapture..

 

2.  What event will happen at the Rapture?

 

Christ is going to come in the air, the trumpet will sound, and those who died and those who on earth will join Christ.

 

3.  What happens to those who have died in Christ at the Rapture?

 

They will be raised first, followed by those who remain on earth.

 

4.  In the process of the resurrection, at the last trumpet, what will happen to the bodies of the believers?

 

They will be immediately transform into their permanent heavenly bodies.

 

5.  How fast will this transformation take place?

 

In the twinkling of an eye.

 

6.  What is the prerequisite for having a resurrecftion body?

 

First you have to have a dead body.

 

7.  What does Paul say Corinthians that refers to the resurrected body?

 

"Foolish one, what you sow is not made alive unless it dies."

 

8.  What did Jesus say in John 12 that refers to the resurrected body?

 

"Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain."

 

9.  In Corinthians 15, what important point did Paul make that reference to a resurrected body?

 

The seed is one thing, the body of the plant it produces another.

 

10. A kernel of corn is radically different from the tall, green stalk that emerges from the earth.  What does this mean when addressing the subject of a resurrected body?

 

Applied to the human body, the body that dies and is buried in the earth is raise as a totally different kind of body.

 

On the day of our resurrection, the body that comes out of the ground will be very different from the body that went into the ground.

 

 

 

 

1.  Paul gives four ways in which the bodies will come out of ground will be different from the bodies that were buried in the ground.  What are they?

 

Our new bodies will be indestructible .

 

Our new bodies will be identifiable

 

Our new bodies will be incredible

 

Our new bodies will be infinite

 

2.  There was only one body that was perfect - incorruptible.  Who was it?

 

Jesus Christ

 

3.  What was prophesied by the psalmist in Psalm 16:10?

 

Jesus

 

4.  Whose bodies are "sown in corruption?"

 

Our bodies

 

5.  Will our resurrected bodies be corrupted?

 

No

 

6.  Will our new bodies be identifiable?

 

Yes

 

7.  Our new bodies will be raised in glory.  What does this mean?

 

"Brilliance"

 

8.  Our new bodies will be like whom?

 

Christ's "glorious body"

 

9.  What did Paul conclude in verse 49 of 1 Corinthians 15?

 

"And as we have borne the image of man of dust (Adam), we shall also bear the image of the heavenly man (Christ)."

 

10.  The best glimpse we have of what Jesus' glorified body was like is when?

 

The forty day period between His resurrection and ascension.

 

 

 

1.  Jesus, when He met with the disciples after His resurrection, invited them to do what?

 

To touch Him to see that His body was real.

 

2.  What did Jesus say to His disciples when He met with them?

 

"Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have."

 

3.  Will we eat in heaven?

 

Jesus ate on at least two occasions.

 

4.  Did Jesus eat after He was resurrected.  If so, what scriptures reflect this occasion?

 

He ate a piece of fish and some honeycomb on one occ asion and shared fish and bread with His disciples on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

 

5.  What role of food change to?

 

The role of food changes from being a necessity to a pleasure.

 

6.  Did Adam and Eve have to eat to stay alive before the curse?

 

No

 

7.  Who was the disciple that doubted the appearance of Jesus?

 

Thomas

 

8.  What did Jesus ask him to do?

 

Jesus encouraged him to reach out and touch His wounds, to see that it was really Jesus in the body in which He had been crucified.

 

9.  What did Jesus tell Mary when she first encountered Him?

 

He cautioned her not to cling to Him-to throw her arms around HIm.

 

10.  What does it say about Jesus when Mary embraced Him?

 

He would not said that had it not been possible for her to cling to Him; that is, if His body had not been as true physical body.

 

 

 

 

1.  If our bodies are going to be like Jesus' body, what characteristics are evident?

 

We will be physical, we will be recognizable, we will be able to eat, and we'll be able to communicate.

 

2.  What does Paul say in Corinthians 13:12?

 

"Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known."  

 

3.  Will we know and be known in heaven?

 

Yes

 

4.  On the Mount of Transfiguration who were recognized by the disciple being with Jesus?

 

Elijah and Moses

 

5.  Jesus said that in the kingdom of heaven,  "many will come from east and west and sit down with whom?"

 

Abraham, Isaac and Jacob 

 

6.  Who represents those who died in Christ?

 

Moses

 

7.  Who represent those who will be raptured?

 

Elijah

 

8.  Who are known as the 3 Jewish patriarchs?

 

Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

 

9.  Who said our bodies are sown in weakness, but "raised in power."

 

Paul

 

10.  What will happen when we come out of the grave?

 

We will come out as power personified.  The weakness, we experience now wsill be a thing of our past life.

 

 

 

1.  Much of Jesus' life and ministry took place on what?

 

On mountains

 

2.  What term is used symbolically in the Bible?

 

Mountain

 

3.  On one occasion after Jesus' resurrection, how did He enter the room of the disciples?

 

He just appeared.

 

4.  What did John 20:19 reveal?

 

He didn't use the door - He was just there.

 

5.  Will our bodies have limitations in heaven?

 

The point is that we can't even imagine what it will be like to live in bodies that are not limited as our current bodies are.

 

6.  Paul points out the image  bearer for our natural body and the image bearer for the spiritual body we will receive.  Who are the bearers?

 

He points to Adam as the image bearer for our natural body and to Christ, the last Adam, as the image bearer for the spiritual body we receive.

 

7.  The spiritual body is not controlled by what?

 

By the physical appetites of the fallen, carnal human nature.

 

8.  Who will control our spiritual bodies?

 

By the Holy Spirit.

 

9.  What is the  basic difference between natural bodies and spiritual bodies?

 

Is one is at home on the earth, and the other is at home in heaven.

 

10.  What does Paul say in 1 Corinthians 15:50?

 

Our natural body cannot inherit the kingdom of God.

 

 

 

1.  Our spiritual bodies will welcome the control of the Spirit and we will no longer have to contend with what?

 

With the flesh

 

2.  Our whole desire will be to do the will of whom?

 

God

 

3.  What happens when the last trumpet sounds?

 

The dead are raised and changed from corruption into incorruption.

 

4.  From 1 Thessalonians, what is the specific order what will take place?

 

The dead in Christ will rise first; then those who are alive when Christ returns will join them in the air, and all will be changed.

 

5.  Instantaneously, what happens "in the twinkling of an eye?

 

Our corruptible, natural, weak, and limited bodies will become incorruptible, spiritual, powerful, and limitless bodies.

 

6.  How does 1 Thessalonians Chapter 4 describe grieving?

 

Grieving is a natural and healthy process, but the Christian's grief should look different from that of others who have no hope.

Christians grieve with a confidence that deceased believers are safe in heaven, thus their grief is mixed with comfort and even joy.

 

7.  What is the euphemism for death?

 

Asleep

 

8.  The call to resurrection at the Rapture will not include whom?

 

Unbelievers

 

9.  In Revelation there will be a further resurrection.  Who will stand before the Great White Throne in Judgment?

 

Unbelievers

 

10.  What happens in 1 Thessalonians 4:16?

 

Jesus return to take believers to heaven - a fulfillment of His promise to His disciples - will be a sudden and stupendous event that will mirror His post - Resurrection ascension to heaven.

 

 

 

 

1.  How will Jesus' return be viewed?

 

His return will not be misunderstood by those who belong to Him.

 

2.  Who will not understand the experience of the Rapture?

 

Unbelievers

 

3.  What did Paul exhort the Thessalonian Christians to do?

 

To comfort each other with reminders of their ultimate destiny.

 

4.  Christian death is not what?

 

Not permanent.

 

5.  Paul says, "To be absent from the body" is to be present with whom?

 

Be present with the Lord.

 

6.  What does Thessalonians 4:17 describe?

 

When a person dies, his or her soul and spirit - the immaterial parts of us that give life to our bodies and that also think and feel and relate to God - leave the body and go immediately to be with the Lord,  while body goes in the grave.

 

7.  Paul attempts to answer questions about the bodies that the saints will have in the resurrection?  What did he describe?

 

They will be the same, yet fundamentally different.  People will be themselves, but as they should be, not as they are.

 

8.  The bodies in which Christians now live are still marked by the Fall.  What does this mean?

 

The resurrection bodies of believers will be raisedd in incorruption.  The redeemed will still be human, but without the corruption of sin.

 

9.  So when this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass by the saying what?

 

That it is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory."

 

10. What will happen to the Christians who has been born into the family of God during this church age?

 

Christians will be changed and raised when the last trumpet sounds.  When Christ returns at the Rapture, the graves will be opened and believers will ascend to be with the Lord.  That is the resurrection of this age.

 

 

 

1.  Jesus told Mary, "Do not cling to Me."  Why did He say that?

 

He had not ascended to the Father.

 

2.  What did Jesus command His followers to do?

 

Not only to pray but to go out and serve and witness.

 

3.  Christians are called what because of His love for others?

 

Christians are conduits of His love for others.

 

4.  Why was Thomas called "Doubting Thomas?"

 

Thomas had questions to ask Jesus.

 

5.  Did Jesus rebuke Thomas for his questions?

 

NO

 

6.  Do we receive answers from God quickly when we pray?

 

God answers prayers in His time.

 

7.  What did Thomas do after Jesus' ascension?

 

Thomas went on to serve God.

 

8.  Where did Thomas preach about Jesus?

 

In India.

 

9.  What caused Thomas' death?

 

He was killed by a spear in his back.

 

10. When believers asked questions, do they bore much fruit?

 

Absolutely.

 

 

1.  Those who do not have knowledge of God refers to the faction (some) within the church are called what in sheep's clothing?

 

2.  What did Paul say about the bodies of the saints will have in the resurrection?

 

3.  How will people appear after the resurrection?

 

4.  The bodies in which Christians now live are still marked by what?

 

5.  What happens when the last trumpet sounds to the Christians born in the family of God?

 

6.  How many stages does the resurrection have?

 

7.  What does stage 1 reflect?

 

8.  What does stage 2 reveal?

 

9.  What happens to unbelievers in stage 3?

 

10. What happens during the Great White Throne Judgment?

 

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