V. Seven Signs

A. Introductory Vision: The Ark of the Covenant is seen (Revelation 11:19)

B. The showing of seven signs (Revelation 12:1 – 15:4)

1. The woman, the dragon and the remnant (Revelation 12:1-17)

2. The beast from the sea (Revelation 13:1-10)

3. The beast from the earth (Revelation 13:11-18)

4. The 144,000 with the Lamb on Mt. Zion (Revelation 14:1-5)

5. The three angel’s messages (Revelation 14:6-13)

6. The harvest of the earth (Revelation 14:14-20)

a. The righteous grain is harvested (Revelation 14:14-16)

b. The wicked vintage is crushed outside the city (Revelation 14:17-20)

7. The saved beside the sea of glass sing the song of Moses and the Lamb (Revelation 15:1-4)

 

Summary

Revelation 12 pivots the first half of Revelation to the second half of Revelation by providing an overview of the conflict between Christ and Satan. It also sets up the devil’s end-time plan “to wage war” with those who “keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” (Revelation 12:17). Chapters 13-14 of Revelation expose just how Satan will “wage war” against Christ’s saints and in chapter 15 we see that the saints will have victory over Satan’s push against Christ.

 

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