by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 3 and 4 of a 8 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 3: A Door Standing Open in Heaven
Series: End Times: What's Going On?
Stuart Briscoe
Revelation 4:1-5:14

Having "seen" Christ active in the life of the church, John now has another vision in which he "sees" Christ at home in heaven. Both visions need to be seen in perspective.

I. A Vision of God the Creator. 4:1-11

NOTE: The "open door" suggests heaven's accessibility; the "invitation" confirms it, the purpose of which is to show John what MUST take place.

A. A throne in heaven (as opposed to those on earth!).
1. Occupied by "someone…that had the appearance of"; reserve shown.

2. Encircled by "a rainbow resembling emerald"; covenant/mercy.

3. Surrounded by "twenty-four elders" seated on "thrones"; church reps.

4. Emanating from, thunder and lightening; authority. e.g. Exodus 19:16ff

5. Before the throne, seven blazing lamps; crystal sea. Exodus 25:31ff; 2 Chronicles 4:2f


Part 4: Seven Seals and Seven Trumpets
Series: End Times: What's Going On?
Stuart Briscoe
Revelation 6:1-11:19

Before the scroll outlining God's plan could be opened, the seven seals had to be broken, outlining "what must happen" before the plan is consummated.

I. The Breaking of the Six Seals. 6:1-15; cf. Mark 13; Matthew 24; Luke 21

A. The white horse: warfare. vv. 1-2; Mark 13:7

B. The red horse: international strife. vv. 3-4; Mark 13:8a

C. The black horse: famine, economic inequity. vv. 5-6; Mark 13:8c

D. The pale horse: death and Hades. vv. 7-8; Mark 13:12

E. The martyrs under the altar: persecution. vv. 9-11; Mark 13:11

F. The earthquake, moon, and stars: Day of wrath. vv. 12-17; Mark 13:24-25

"The wrath of God is being revealed (Romans 1:18), but the day of wrath will come."

II. Interlude: God's Servants Sealed and Saved. 7:1-17

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