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The Tribulation and the Second Coming (11 of 17)
Series: Sign Posts on the Road to Armageddon
Dr. James O. Davis
The following is an overall outline of the Book of Revelation. We pick up with part 2 of this message, "The Tribulation and the Second Coming."
I. The Introduction of the Book (Rev. 1:1-3)
II. The Visions of God (Rev. 1:4-20)
III. The Visions of Grace (Rev. 2:1 - 3:22)
IV. The Visions of Government (Rev. 4:1 - 20:15)
A) The Hallelujahs in Heaven (Rev. 4:1 - 5:14)
B) The Horrors on Earth (Rev. 6:1 - 20:15)
1) The seals--a world ruined by men
2) The trumpets--a world ruled by Satan
The Three Capital Cities
The Two Witnesses
The Believing Jewish Remnant
The Two Beasts
The Scene Back in Heaven
3) The vials--a World Rescued by God
The Two Babylons
The Scarlet Woman
The Fallen Babylon
Events in Heaven
V. The Visions of Glory (Rev. 21:1 - 22:7)
VI. The Conclusion of the Book (Rev. 22:8-21)
This message brings us to Revelation chapters 8 through 11. These scriptures deal with the trumpet judgments. With the blowing of the seven trumpets a new dimension of horror is introduced into human affairs. Under the seals the world became a world ruined by man. Now under the trumpets it becomes a world ruled by Satan.
The symbolism under the trumpets is much more complex than under the seals because it deals with the world of the weird, the occult, the Satanic. Under the trumpets, Satan's man takes over the world. He has been waiting while the sealed judgments were tearing the world apart and reducing human affairs to chaos. Now men will be ready for anyone just so long as he is clever and strong enough to bring peace and sanity back to the world. Satan's man will be ready, but first whatever is left of the establishment must be overthrown.
2) THE TRU ...
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