He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment. And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb, and by the word of their testimony. The holy scriptures start with a revelation on the past genesis 1 and they end with a revelation on the future. And they have conquered him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. And by the word of their testimony the word of god, which they believed and testified, even unto death. The greek name of the bible book of revelation, apoka. Note the similarity between this description and the description that joseph gave of his father jacob israel and his mother and their children genesis 37. And she was crying out in her pains and in her agony to give birth. In revelation chapter 12, john sees a vision of a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars revelation 12.
This name indicates the meaning of revelation it uncovers matters that had been hidden and discloses events that would happen long after it was written. A loud voice in heaven31 celebrates the victory which has just occurred before the eye of the seer, over the adversary of christ and his kingdom revelation 12. Study the bible online using commentary on revelation 12. Shall make war with them it is at his last ascent, not out of the sea, but the bottomless pit, that the beast makes war upon the two witnesses. The rest of her offspring have the testimony of jesus christ rev. But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you.
And the twentyfour elders, who were seated on their thrones before god, fell on their faces and worshiped god, saying. She is israel because she is associated with the sun, the moon, and twelve stars. The following can aid you as you go forward with your study of revelation. Revelation 11 revised standard version catholic edition rsvce the two witnesses. Many find the book of revelation difficult to grasp, but god intended it for us and will help us as we strive to understand and apply its teachings.
The revelation is a very solemn book speaking much about divine judgments but it is also a. The woman in revelation 12 is part of the fusion imagerypolyvalent symbolism that is found in the book. Watch our overview video on the book of revelation, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Rise and measure the temple of god and the altar and those who worship there, 2 but do not measure the court outside the temple. Revelation 11 the two witnesses i was given a reed. Revelation 12 new international version niv biblica.
The book of revelation often called the revelation to john, apocalypse of john, the revelation from jesus christ from its opening words, the apocalypse, the revelation, or simply revelation is the final book of the new testament, and consequently is also the final book of the christian bible. The real meaning of the bibles book of revelation is a popular, ongoing debate. Revelation 11 is the eleventh chapter of the book of revelation or the apocalypse of john in the new testament of the christian bible. Read commentary on this popular bible verse and understand the real meaning behind gods word using john gills exposition of the bible. Jesus christ is the son of man, and therefore he represents so completely the ideal for manhood, apart from any of the idiosyncrasies of race, that we feel he must be the expression of the divine will for all humanity. Youll find four major interpretive approaches to the book of revelation that can help you read, understand, and figure out the apocalyptic letter of john.
Revelation with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. Introduction some general comments about the book of revelation and its uniqueness. In chapter 12 we have a clear revelation of the ultimate cause and answer to the problem of the antisemitism which has been a grim recurrence. The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our lord and of his messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.
Revelation 11 commentary wesleys explanatory notes. The revelation is the only prophetic book of the nt and it is the keystone of the word of god. As you read, you soon will become immersed in a fantastic display. Book of revelation for dummies cheat sheet dummies. By the blood of the lamb which cleanses the soul from all sin, and so leaves no room for accusing. The book is traditionally attributed to john the apostle, but the precise identity of the author remains a point of academic debate. The warfare of this chapter occurs first on earth 12. This chapter contains the accounts related to the sounding of the seventh trumpet. God protects the persecuted church in the desert, the traditional old testament place of refuge for the afflicted, according to the typology of the exodus. Revelation 12, new king james version nkjv the bible app. If we christians believe at all, we must believe in an ideal for humanity. The seventh trumpet the seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said. The two prophetical witnesses being now raised and spirited for the work of the lord, are called up into an high place and condition.548 81 113 524 727 405 1238 4 598 861 1515 627 244 28 87 668 81 1526 991 692 1552 518 457 1529 227 321 415 915 734 583 767 733 185 133 1427 884 76 699