This study, taught by pastor Barry Forder at our Sunday morning service on Sunday 8th May 2016 is the 16th in our verse-by-verse study through the book of Revelation.
Chapters 11-14 are parenthetical chapters, that is, they are inserted into the unfolding revelation to give added information. Chapter 14 is a sort of snap-shot view that leads into the last 31/2 years with various events being mentioned that will be explained more fully in the subsequent chapters.
Chronologically, this chapter sits at the mid-point of the seven year time of Tribulation, with some of the events that are mentioned taking place at the mid-point itself, and the others starting at the mid-point and carrying on through the last 31/2 years, concluding with the infamous battle of Armageddon when Jesus will return to crush His enemies and establish His kingdom.
CHAPTER 14 IS DIVIDED INTO 6 SECTIONS:
–The redemption of the 144,000 v1-5
–The everlasting Gospel proclaimed v6-7
–The fall of Babylon v8
–Judgment on those who take the mark v9-11
–Tribulation martyrs v12-13
–Prelude to wrath v14-20
May this study encourage you and deepen your love for God and His Word!
To aid your personal study, the Powerpoint slides used in this teaching are available for download here, and a verse-by-verse text commentary of Revelation Chapter 14 is also available in the Pastor’s Blog section of this web site entitled: “Prelude to Wrath”