Revelation Commentaries

Revelation Resources
Commentaries, Sermons, Illustrations, Devotionals


There is considerable disagreement on how the book of the Revelation should be interpreted. Therefore it is strongly recommended that you consider performing your own inductive study prior to consulting a commentary. The greatest challenge in studying the Revelation is to allow God to say what He says and not try to spiritualize or allegorize the text. The single best inductive study in my opinion is the Precept Ministries International 4 part study on the Revelation (see below ). I would also recommend the Precept inductive study on Daniel (Click Daniel 1-6 - Living Out a Biblical Worldview  or Daniel 7-12 -Gaining Understanding of the Time of the End) (Click here for links to commentaries on Daniel) because the truths in the book of the Revelation have their foundation in the prophesy in Daniel. To state it another way, a full understanding of the book of the Revelation is virtually impossible without an accurate understanding of the book of Daniel, especially Daniel 2, Daniel 7, Daniel 8 and Daniel 10-12 (Clue: These last three chapters deal with the same subject).

Before you consult any commentary, it is important to recognize that there are four schools of interpretation of the Revelation and it is critical to know which view the commentary you are consulting espouses. More importantly you should strive to have a good foundation from your own inductive study before you consult even the most respected commentary or otherwise you will almost certainly be confused by the wide diversity of interpretations of the same passage! The four views of interpretation are summarized in the following chart (see also Bibliography).


Preterist (from Latin praeter meaning "past") holds that through the use of symbols and allegory, the Revelation deals with events that were fulfilled in John's time (they are "past") and that it was written primarily to provide hope and comfort to the first century church persecuted by Rome. In short, preterism holds that all prophecy in the Bible is really history. Preterims (full or consistent preterism) teaches that end time prophecies were fulfilled in 70AD with the destruction of Jerusalem. Thus preterists interpret the beasts of (Rev 13:1, 2, 11-note) as imperial Rome and the imperial priesthood, but notice that they are clearly interpreting the passage allegorically, not literally, for no where in the context is this interpretation even suggested! The preterist view is held by many modern scholars, especially liberals and others who deny that the Revelation is predictive of specific future events. "Preterism teaches that the Law was fulfilled in AD 70 and God’s covenant with Israel was ended. The “new heavens and new earth” spoken of in Revelation 21:1 is, to the preterist, a description of the world under the New Covenant. Just as a Christian is made a “new creation” (2Cor 5:17), so the world under the New Covenant is a “new earth.” This aspect of preterism can easily lead to a belief in replacement theology." Indeed, preterist interpretation is essentially the antithesis of futuristic interpretation!

Related Resources -

Jesus: A Preterist or a Futurist? - Richard Mayhue

What is replacement theology - supersessionism?

What is the preterist view of the end times?

Systems of Interpretation - Preterist (Types of, Motivations of, )

What is Israel's role in the end time?-


The historicist approach views the Revelation as a symbolic or allegorical prophetic survey of church history from the first century up to the Second Coming of Christ. This was the view espoused by most of the "reformers" and thus dominated Protestant eschatological teaching for centuries. This view however has been discounted by many as it does not adequately address the prophecies in the Revelation. The discerning reader needs to be aware that the historicist view is reflected in most of the "older" commentaries (many of which are public domain works easily accessible on the internet) including the works of John Knox, Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, C. H. Spurgeon (although Spurgeon did believe in the Millennium), Matthew Henry, Adam Clarke and Albert Barnes. Unless you understand their historicist approach to prophecy, you may become very confused when reading these older "classic" commentaries. Note that with the exception of Spurgeon, these works are not included in the list of resources. It is also important to realize that many of these "classic" commentaries tend to treat many of the OT promises to Israel as primarily applying to the NT Church, a view that is strongly disavowed by this website (see discussion of The Israel of God). An example of a historicist interpretation is the belief that the strong angel of Revelation 10 symbolizes the Reformation and that the harlot in Revelation 17 represents the Roman Catholic church, both  interpretations which a plain reading of the text simply does not allow!

Related Resource

Discussion of Historicist Interpretation


This approach argues that the symbols in the Revelation do not relate to historical events but rather to timeless spiritual truths. Idealists feel that Revelation relates primarily to the church between the first and second coming of Christ. They feel Revelation relates to the battle between God and evil and between the church and the world at all times in church history. The seals, trumpets, and bowls are thought to depict God’s judgments on sinners at all times, and the beast refers to all the anti-Christian empires and rulers in history. Thus the Revelation is viewed as describing the victory of Christ and His people down through history. The Millennium in this approach is not a future event but the final cycle of the book describing the church age. The weaknesses of this view include the failure to see the futuristic aspects of many of the prophecies or to connect them in any way with history. (Adapted from Grant Osborne: Revelation. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

This view is variously referred to as the spiritual approach,  the idealist approach or the symbolic approach and makes no attempt to find individual fulfillments of John's visions, instead viewing Revelation as a great drama depicting transcendent spiritual realities, such as the spiritual conflict between Christ and Satan, between the saints and the antichristian world powers. Fulfillment is seen either as entirely spiritual or as recurrent, finding representative expression in historical events throughout the age, rather than in one-time, specific fulfillments. (From Gregg, S. Revelation, Four views: A Parallel Commentary. Nelson Pub)

Related Resources

Discussion of Idealist Interpretation
What is the Millennium - Millennial Kingdom?
Is the millennium literal or figurative?
What is the reason for the 1000-year reign of Christ?


A Literal reading of prophecy will generally lead to a "futurist" interpretation. Thus futurists interpret Revelation 4-22 as predictive of future end time historical events preceding, during and after the return of Jesus Christ, the establishment of His 1000 year (thus futurist are usually "premillennial". Amillennialists spiritualize the 1000 years and postmillennialists spiritualize the resurrection which precedes it), millennial kingdom on earth, followed by the creation of a new heaven and new earth. Variations of this view were held by many of the so-called early church fathers, including men like Justin Martyr (164AD), Irenaeus (195AD), et al. This futuristic approach has enjoyed a revival since the 19th century and is widely held by many if not most modern evangelicals. Note that most of the resource links listed below take a futuristic approach to interpret the Revelation.

Related Resources

What is the futurist interpretation of the Book of Revelation?

How can I understand the Book of Revelation?

What signs indicate that the end times are approaching?

The Genre of the book of Revelation

Interpreting Symbols

The Rise of Allegorical Interpretation

Understanding Symbols and Figures

Understanding Numbers


Name Time Period Revelation Chapters 4-19



Describes the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 or the fall of Rome in A.D. 476.



Describes major events of Christian history spanning from John’s time to the Second Coming of Christ.



Describes a future period prior to the Second Coming of Christ.



Describes spiritual truths. Good will eventually prevail over evil. Readers are encouraged in their current trials.



Typically favors idealism while borrowing some elements from other systems.

Source: Tony Garland - Testimony of Jesus

Click here for an excellent in depth discussion of the interpretative approaches to the Revelation

The interpretative approach taken by this website regarding Revelation 4-22 is that these passages describe literal people, places and events that will be fulfilled in the future. As someone has well said "If the plain sense makes good sense seek no other sense lest it result in nonsense." Most of the resources on this page are espouse the futuristic view, but this fact does not necessarily mean that we agree with every comment in all of the resources.

The wide divergence of interpretative views makes it imperative that the reader of the Revelation be a "true blue" Berean (Acts 17:11-note) and perform his or her own inductive study prior to consulting any commentary, tape set, web site or sermon, lest he or she become mired down in confusing rhetoric and specious speculation. The Revelation of Jesus Christ was written to edify, equip, encourage and bless God's children, not to hopelessly confuse or divide them. Maranatha!

Precept Ministries International Inductive Study

The first lesson of each study can be downloaded free

Revelation - Pt 1  - Revelation 1-3,  10 lessons  
Revelation - Pt 2 - Revelation 4-22, 12 lessons
Revelation - Pt 3 - Revelation 4-22, 11 lessons
Revelation - Pt 4 - Revelation 4-22, 14 lessons

Revelation of Jesus Christ Charted Out Chapter by Chapter

Revelation   4-10
Revelation 11-16
Revelation 17-19
Revelation 20-22

Revelation Lectures
Kay Arthur
(Futuristic View)
Revelation - Part 2
See related topic - Kay Arthur's Lectures on Daniel

Lecture 01 There is No Need to Fear: You Can Know the Things that Will Shortly Come to Pass
Lecture 02 The Testimony of Jesus: Is It Worth Dying For?
Lecture 03 Don't Desert Your Post
Lecture 04 Can You Survive the Difficult Times of the Last Days? Listen...
Lecture 05 Don't Be Afraid: He Is the First and the Last
Lecture 06 Your Kinsman Redeemer is Worthy to Take the Book
Lecture 07 Your Kinsman Redeemer, Part 2
Lecture 08 Watch Out Earth: The Lamb is About to Break the Seals!
Lecture 09 God Can't Be Tied Up in a Neat Little Box
Lecture 10 Some "Givens" in Revelation that Help Unveil the Timing
Lecture 11 Who's Side Are You On? You Can't Have the Best of Both Worlds
Lecture 12 Who's Side Are You On? You Can't Have the Best of Both Worlds, Part 2

Precept Upon Precept
Lectures by Kay Arthur
Revelation - Pt 3

Lecture 00 Knowing Revelation Takes Away the Fear
Lecture 01 Knowing Who God Is & Living Accordingly
Lecture 02 Who Do You Bow Down To?
Lecture 03 When Will the Mystery of God be Finished?
Lecture 04 Date Setting and The Return of Christ
Lecture 05 Matthew 24 and the Coming of the Son of Man
Lecture 06 When Does the Tribulation Begin?
Lecture 07 Why Is It So Important to Understand the Jew?
Lecture 08 Is God Finished With the Jews?
Lecture 09 This Land is Your Land...Forever!
Lecture 10 What Happened to the Old Testament Promises Regarding Israel?
Lecture 11 A Prophecy Regarding Israel: The Beginning of the End

Precept Upon Precept
Lectures by Kay Arthur
Revelation - Part 4

Lecture 00 Where are the leaders? The Strong and Courageous? Those valiant for God's absolutes?
Lecture 01 The Lord Jesus Christ is Returning: You Can Count on It!
Lecture 02 Are the Events of Revelation Past? Happening Now? Or Yet Future?
Lecture 03 It's the Last Hour! Don't be Misled by the Devil's Antichrists
Lecture 04 What Will it be Like When the ''Real'' Antichrist Comes?
Lecture 05 When Will the Antichrist rear his Destructive head?
Lecture 06 The Devil's Beauty & Beast
Lecture 07 Who is the Great harlot Babylon?
Lecture 08 The Day of the Lord is Coming
Lecture 09 Where Will the Church be When the Day of the Lord Comes?
Lecture 10 What & When is Armageddon?
Lecture 11 When Jesus Returns to the Earth Where Will the Church Be?
Lecture 12 Where is the Church in the Book of the Revelation?
Lecture 13 Where is the Church in the 1000 Year Reign?
Lecture 14 What Happens When Jesus Christ Comes Back?

Revelation Summary Charts

Emphasis on the Timing of Events

Four charts
Covering Revelation 4-22

Revelation Bibliography

Categorized by Interpretative Approach --
Adapted from Expositor's Bible Commentary and
Revelation, Four Views : A parallel commentary by S Gregg.
This is list is far from exhaustive.

The listing of a specific resource does not indicate that this website agrees with the interpretative approach taken. Note that it is difficult to "pigeon hole" every author for some express different views on specific prophetic passages. This chart therefore should be used as a general guideline. I have not read every work noted. Therefore if you see a work that appears to be incorrectly or unfairly "categorized" please email me and it will be researched. Note that the majority of the "free" commentaries on the Web at Studylight, BlueLetterBible, etc, are NON-FUTURISTIC works and therefore strong caution is advised in consulting these works unless you have taken time to carefully observe and interpret the text yourself (Note: This caution applies not just to comments on Revelation but on all eschatological topics - study the text for yourself first so you can honestly assess the commentaries!). Otherwise you may become very confused regarding the true interpretation, God's intended meaning of the book of the Revelation. 


Archer, Gleason

Barnhouse, Donald Grey. Revelation: An Expository Commentary Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1971

Rosscup - Devotional, popular-level commentary incorporating illustrations, word studies, and broad scriptural comparison. He is premillennial. and pretribulational, using a fairly literal interpretation. He was a great preacher and Bible teacher in the latter first half and middle of this century. (Commentaries For Biblical Expositors- Dr. Jim Rosscup)

Barton, B. B., & Osborne, G. R. Revelation. Life application Bible commentary Tyndale House 2000

Chafer, Lewis Sperry.

DeHaan, M. R. (Our Daily Bread. Radio Bible Class).

Duck, Daymond R., Revelation God's Word for the Biblically-Inept Series. Lancaster: Starburst Publishers, 1998.

Feinberg, Charles.

Garland, Anthony: A Testimony of Jesus Christ (Click for free online magnum opus! - While this work is not well known and is seldom mentioned in lists of commentaries on the Revelation, in my opinion it is one of the best verse by verse modern works available. It is premillennial. Highly Recommended!

Gaebelein, Arno C., The Revelation: An Analysis and Exposition of the Last Book of the Bible: Loizeaux Brothers, 1915

Geisler, Norman.

Guzik, David. Verse by Verse Commentary: Revelation.

Ironside, H. A. Lectures on the Revelation: Neptune, N.J.: Loizeaux Brothers, 1920 Click for expository notes

Johnson, Alan. Revelation in the Expositor's Bible Commentary.

Kaiser, Walter

Keathley III, J Hampton - Click for links to his exposition on the Revelation

Lindsey, Hal. There’s a New World Coming: A Prophetic Odyssey: Eugene, Ore.: Harvest House, 1973

MacArthur, J. Revelation 1-11 and 12-22. Chicago: Moody Press, 1999 (Click for his sermons which correspond to his published commentaries)

J. Vernon McGee. Thru the Bible With J. Vernon McGee. Thomas Nelson December, 1988. (Click for a complete listing of Mp3's by chapter/verse below)

Morris, Henry M. The Revelation Record: A Scientific and Devotional Commentary on the Book of Revelation: Tyndale House, 1983 (Note that this is not Leon Morris who is categorized below) Click for a notes

NET Bible Notes - Click for a notes

Newell, William R. The Book of the Revelation: Chicago: Moody Press,1935 (devotional flavor) Click for a verse by verse notes

Pentecost, J. Dwight.

Phillips, John. Exploring Revelation. Chicago: Moody Press. 1974

Rosscup - Here is a very light dispensational work, often alliterative, picturesque, with frequent illustrations (some quite good), but scant in supporting interpretation. Often Phillips shows no real attempt to grapple with meaning, as on leaving the first love (2:4), being blotted out (3:5), identifying the seven stars, giving more than opinion on being kept in 3:10, who the overcomer is in 2:7, what 4:1 means, etc. He does take the 24 elders as angels (86) and the 144,000 as Israelites, both with shallow support. The work as a whole offers minimal light to help any but elemental readers grasp some points, and for others is pretty much a waste of time unless certain illustrations help. (Commentaries For Biblical Expositors- Dr. Jim Rosscup)

Ribeira (1537-91) Jesuit scholar held almost all events are future and apply to the end times

Richison, Grant - Revelation Commentary Notes - (click for notes listed by chapter and verse)

Ryrie, Charles Caldwell. Revelation: Chicago, Ill.: Moody Press, 1968

Seiss, J. A. The Apocalypse: Lectures on the Book of Revelation: Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1957

Smith, J. B. A Revelation of Jesus Christ . Scottdale, Pa.: Herald, 1961. (also dispensationalist)

Stedman, Ray C. God’s Final Word: Understanding Revelation (click for this resource): Grand Rapids: Discovery House, 1991

Strauss, Lehman. The Book of the Revelation: Neptune, NJ.: Loizeaux Brothers, 1964

Tenney, Merrill C. Interpreting Revelation . Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1957. (also dispensationalist)

Thomas, Robert L. Revelation 1–7: An Exegetical Commentary. Chicago: Moody, 1992.

Thomas, Robert L. Revelation 8–22: An Exegetical Commentary. Chicago: Moody, 1995.

Walvoord, John F. The Revelation of Jesus Christ (Click for index of this free online book) . Chicago: Moody, 1966.  (also dispensationalist) 

Rosscup - Written by one of the foremost modern-day articulators of premillennial dispensationalism, this book is a lucid exposition of the Revelation which combines textual exposition with theological orientation. Walvoord shows awareness of wide reading, gives various views, is fair, and deals with problems as they arise. It is the best broad dispensational work to appear in recent years, and Robert Thomas has the best detailed technical work so far. (Commentaries For Biblical Expositors- Dr. Jim Rosscup)

Wiersbe, Warren. Be Victorious. Wheaton: Victor Books, 1985.


Barnes, Albert. Revelation in Notes on the New Testament; Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1884–85

Calvin, John

Clarke, Adam. Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Holy Bible: Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1967

Edwards, Jonathan

Elliott, E. B. Horae Apocalypticae . 4 vols. Eng. tr. 3d ed. London: Seeley, Burnside, and Seeley, 1828

Gill, John. Commentary of the Whole Bible.

Henry, Matthew. Acts to Revelation, vol. 6 in Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible: Old Tappan, N.J.: Fleming H. Revell

Knox, John.

Ladd, George E. A Commentary on the Revelation of John . Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1972.

Historical premillennial, some classify as more futurist, others as preterist-futurist! He is difficult to categorize - in his book on "Last Things: An Eschatology for Laymen" [not recommended to those who seek to interpret Scripture literally] he says he "feels that he must adopt a spiritualizing hermeneutic" He replaces Israel with the church. He believes the rapture is post-tribulation.

Luther, Martin

Newton, Sir Isaac: The Prophecies of Daniel & the Apocalypse. 1733.

Torrey, R. A. The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge: Old Tappan, NJ.: Fleming H. Revell (Historical pre-millennialist)

Spurgeon, C H  - historic or covenantal premillennial position

While Iain Murray thought Spurgeon had a "fundamental uncertainty in his mind" regarding eschatology a careful examination of his sermons, his two commentaries (The Treasury of David and Matthew: The Gospel of the Kingdom) and his other writings reveal that he consistently and clearly not only affirmed a historic or covenantal premillennial position; he also rejected the salient tenets of the amillennial, postmillennial and dispensational premillennial schemes.

Spurgeon himself wrote - If I read the word aright, and it is honest to admit that there is much room for difference of opinion here, the day will come, when the Lord Jesus will descend from heaven with a shout, with the trump of the archangel and the voice of God. Some think that this descent of the Lord will be post-millennial—that is, after the thousand years of his reign. I cannot think so. I conceive that the advent will be pre-millennial; that he will come first; and then will come the millennium as the result of his personal reign upon earth.... Paul does not paint the future with rose-color: he is no smooth-tongued prophet of a golden age, into which this dull earth may be imagined to be glowing. There are sanguine brethren who are looking forward to everything growing better and better and better, until, at the last this present age ripens into a millennium. They will not be able to sustain their hopes, for Scripture give them no solid basis to rest upon. We who believe that there will be no millennial reign without the King, and who expect no rule of righteousness except from the appearing of the righteous Lord, are nearer the mark. Apart from the second Advent of our Lord, the world is more likely to sink into pandemonium than to rise into a millennium. A divine interposition seems to me the hope set before us in Scripture, and, indeed, to be the only hope adequate to the situation. We look to the darkening down of things; the state of mankind, however improved politically, may yet grow worse and worse spiritually...We expect a reigning Christ on earth; that seems to us to be very plain, and put so literally that we dare not spiritualize it. We anticipate a first and second resurrection; a first resurrection of the righteous, and a second resurrection of the ungodly, who shall be judged, condemned, and punished for ever by the sentence of the great King. (Charles H. Spurgeon and the Nation of Israel)

See these paper on Spurgeon's Eschatological Views "Charles H. Spurgeon and Eschatology"

Utley, Bob - Bible Lessons International, Marshall, Texas

Wesley, John

Whitefield, George


Alford, Henry. The Revelation in The Greek Testament, revised by Everett R Harrison (Chicago: Moody Press) 1958.

However he seems to favor a literal millennium in Rev 20. The woman in Rev 12 he interprets as the church although he does interpret the male child as Christ.

Calkins, Raymond. The Social Message of the Book of Revelation. New York: Woman's, 1920.

Carrington, Philip. The Meaning of the Revelation . New York: Macmillan, 1931.

Cleveland: Corpus Books, 1968. Rissi, Mathias. Time and History. Richmond: John Knox, 1966.

Hendriksen, W. More Than Conquerors . Grand Rapids: Baker, 1940.

A. Hoekema

Phillip Hughes

Kiddle, Martin. The Revelation of St. John . MNT. New York: Harper, 1940.

Kistemaker, S. J., & Hendriksen, W. New Testament commentary: Exposition of the Book of Revelation. Baker House. 1953-2001.

Lenski, R. C. H. The Interpretation of St. John’s Revelation: Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1943

Milligan, William. The Book of Revelation . ExB. Hodder & Stoughton, 1909.

Minear, Paul S. I Saw a New Earth: An Introduction to the Visions of the Apocalypse. Cleveland: Corpus Books, 1968

Morey, Earl. Notes on Revelation in The Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Jack W. Hayford, Gen. ed: Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1991

Rissi, Mathias. Time and History . Richmond: John Knox, 1966.

Vincent, Marvin. Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament. Hendrickson Publishers, 1985

Wilcock, Michael. I Saw Heaven Opened: The Message of Revelation: Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1975

Wilson, Geoffrey B. Revelation: Durham, England: Evangelical Press, 1985


Adams, Jay. The Time is at Hand: Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co, 1966.

Ashcraft, Morris. Hebrews—Revelation The Broadman Bible Commentary v12: Clifton J. Alien, Gen. ed,  Nashville: Broadman Press, 1972

Barclay, William. The Revelation of John. Philadelphia: Westminister Press, 1976.

Beasley-Murray, G.R. "The Revelation." NBC rev. Edited by D. Guthrie, et al. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1970.

Beckwith, Isbon T. The Apocalypse of John . New York: Macmillan, 1922.

Berkouwer, G. C. The Return of Christ. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1972.

Bruce, F. F. "The Revelation to John." In A New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1969.

Byrum, C. S., Parvin S. Unlocking the Mysteries 150 FAQs About Revelation and the End of the World. Nashville: Abingdon, 1999.

Caird, G.B. The Revelation of St. John the Divine. Harper's New Testament Commentaries . New York: Harper, 1966.

Charles, R.H. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Revelation of St. John . 2 vols. Edinburgh: 1920.

Chilton, David. The Days of Vengeance: An Exposition of the Book of Revelation: Ft. Worth, Tex.: Dominion Press, 1987

Ford, J. Massyngberde. Revelation . AB. New York: Doubleday, 1975.

Gentry, Kenneth. The Beast of Revelation (2002), Before Jerusalem Fell (1998).

Glasson, T. F. The Revelation of John. The Cambridge Bible Commentary on the New English Bible . 1965.

Hanegraaff, Hank The Apocalypse Code: Find Out What the Bible REALLY Says About the End Times

Note: Unfortunately this author is well known and this book will propagate a teaching which is distinctly opposed to literal, natural, normal interpretation of the Scriptures. E.g., Hanegraaff teaches that Nero was the Beast of Revelation! This book is definitely NOT RECOMMENDED if you REALLY want to understand what God said in the Revelation of Jesus Christ!  - See Well Done Review of this Book by Thomas Ice) (As an aside if you listen to his program "The Bible Answer Man" - there is good material on the cults but highly questionable material on eschatological matters. Be a Berean!

Harrington, Wilfred J. The Apocalypse of St. John: A Commentary . London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1969.

Heidt, William G. The Book of the Apocalypse. New Testament Reading Guide . Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical, 1962.

Morris, Leon. The Revelation of St. John . Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1969 (Also categorized as "Spiritual")

Mounce, Robert H. The Book of Revelation: New International Commentary on the NT: Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1977 (Note: also categorized as preterist-futurist)

Metzger, Bruce. Breaking the Code Understanding the Book of Revelation. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1993.

Pieters, Albertus. Studies in the Revelation of St. John . Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1954.

Poythress, Vern S - The Returning King. A Guide to the Book of Revelation

Rosscup - amillennial...Poythress, without much except opinion, prefers a combination of elements from the views, and a repeated pattern of events in the first century, now, and in the final crisis (37). He opts for angels in Rev 2:1 with little evidence, is ambiguous about who the overcomer is (Rev 2:7, “faithful saints”?), has no mention of leaving the first love (Rev 2:4), gives no help on the book of life (Rev 3:5), generalizes on those kept in Rev 3:10, and thinks the horsemen in Rev. 6:1ff “correspond to” the four living creatures (?) and the four horsemen of Zech. 1:8 (meaning what?). He views the first four seal trends as realized in Roman Empire tumults, occurring also now, and again to occur just before Christ’s Second Coming. The 144,000 are all of God’s people, the multitude in Rev 7:9 the same, the woman in Rev 12:1ff this same group, the millennium is today, etc. (Commentaries For Biblical Expositors- Dr. Jim Rosscup)

Sproul, R. C.: Sproul, R. The last days according to Jesus. Grand Rapids: Baker Books. 1998

Summers, Ray. Worthy Is the Lamb. Nashville: Broadman, 1951.

Sweet, J.P.M. Revelation. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1979.

Swete, Henry Barclay. The Apocalypse of St. John. New York: Macmillan, 1906.

Revelation Sermon Notes

Text and Audio Available
Calvary Chapel, Murrieta, California

Revelation Sermons

The Unveiling Of The Book - Revelation 1:1-3
A Sneak Preview Of Coming Attractions - Revelation 1:4-8 
The Unveiling Of Revelation - Revelation 1:1-8
I, John - Revelation 1:9-11; 18 
The Backdrop For The Revelation - Revelation 1:9-20
When Jesus Brings The Message - Revelation 1:10-11; 2:7
The Lord Of Glory - Revelation 1:12-18; 20
The Lord of Glory In His Ministry - Revelation 1:12-19
Oh, How I Loved Jesus - Revelation 2:1-7 
When The Flame Becomes An Ember - Revelation 2:1-7 
The Cure For The Common Cold - Revelation 2:1-7
Divine Incentives For Becoming An Overcomer - Revelation 2:1-7
The Rich Little Poor Church - Revelation 2:8-11 
The Poor Little Rich Church - Revelation 2:8-11
The Church That Married The World - Revelation 2:12-17 
An Unholy Union - Revelation 2:12-17
The Church That Compromised With The World - Revelation 2:18-29 
The Church With The Rotten Center - Revelation 2:18-29
An Autopsy Of A Dead Church - Revelation 3:1-6 
The Church With The Reputation - Revelation 3:1-6
Doctor, Is It Time To Pull The Plug? - Revelation 3:1-6
I Know The Doorkeeper - Revelation 3:7-8 
The Church Hell Cannot Handle - Revelation 3:7-13
The Kind Of Church God Blesses - Revelation 3:7-13 
The Jesus Church - Revelation 3:7-13
The Church Of The Open Door - Revelation 3:7-13 
The Church That Thought It Had It All- Revelation 3:14-22
Laodicea: You Make Me Sick - Revelation 3:14-22
The Laodicean Legacy - Revelation 3:14-22
Gonna Be Moving - Revelation 4:1 
When Jesus Opens The Door - Revelation 4:1
I'm In Heaven, Now What? - Revelation 4:1-11
Inside The Throne Room Of God - Revelation 4:2-11 
The Throne Chapter - Revelation 4:2-11
Worthy Is The Lamb - Revelation 5:1-7
There Stands The Lamb - Revelation 5:1-7
What On Earth Will Be In Heaven? - Revelation 5:1-14
Sweet Songs In Heavenly Places - Revelation 5:8-14 
Heaven's Concert - Revelation 5:8-14
Horsemen On The Horizon - Revelation 6:1-8 
Riders On The Horizon - Revelation 6:1-8
Two Worlds In Prayer - Revelation 6:9-17 
History's Greatest Prayer Meeting - Revelation 6:9-17
The Mystery Of The 144,000 - Revelation 7:1-8 
The 144,000 - Revelation 7:1-8
A Multitude No Man Could Number - Revelation 7:9-17 
The Tribulation Saints - Revelation 7:9-17
When Heaven Falls Silent - Revelation 8:1-13 
When The Trumpets Begin To Sound - Revelation 8:1-13
When Hell Comes To Your House - Revelation 9:1-12 
When Hell Visits Earth - Revelation 9:1-12 
The Sixth Trumpet - Revelation 9:13-21
A World At War - Revelation 9:13-21 
The Beginning Of The End - Revelation 10:1-11
The Lull Before The Final Storm - Revelation 10:1-11
The Tribulation Temple - Revelation 11:1-2 
Two Witnesses From Another World - Revelation 11:1-14 
The Two Witnesses - Revelation 11:1-14
Heavenly Rejoicing On The Edge Of Eternity - Revelation 11:15-19 
The Edge Of Eternity - Revelation 11:15-19
Great Wonders In Heaven - Revelation 12:1-6 
Wonders In Heaven - Revelation 12:1-6
The Great Dragon Is Cast Out - Revelation 12:7-17 
The Growing Conflict - Revelation 12:7-17
The Beast From Out Of The Sea - Revelation 13:1-10 
The Beast From The Sea - Revelation 13:1-10 
The Beast From The Earth - Revelation 13:11-15 
The Beast From The Earth - Revelation 13:11-15
The Mark Of The Beast - Revelation 13:16-18 
Hell's Gate Pass - Revelation 13:16-18
After The Storms Have Passed - Revelation 14:1-5 
With The Lamb On Mount Zion - Revelation 14:1-5
What The End Holds For The Sinner - Revelation 14:6-11
What The End Holds For The Saint - Revelation 14:12-13 
2 Seconds After Death - Revelation 14:6-13
When The Judge Calls His Court To Order - Revelation 14:14-20 
The Harvest Of The Endtimes - Revelation 14:14-20 
The Seven Last Plagues - Revelation 15:1 - 16:21
The Preparation For The Bowl Judgments - Revelation 15:1-8
Final Judgment Commences - Revelation 16:1-9
Final Judgment Concludes - Revelation 16:10-21 
The Fall Of Religious Babylon - Revelation 17:1-18
The Judgment Of The Babylonian Harlot - Revelation 17:1-18 
The Fall Of Commercial Babylon - Revelation 18:1-24
The Destruction Of Economic Babylon- Revelation 18:1-24
A Marriage Made In Heaven - Revelation 19:1-10
Scenes Of Glory In Heaven - Revelation. 19:1-10
The King Is Coming - Revelation 19:11-21 
VE Day - Revelation 19:11-21
The King Is Coming - Revelation 19:11-21 
The 1,000 Year Party - Revelation 20:1-10
1,000 Years Of Heaven On Earth - Revelation 20:1-10
The Great White Throne Judgment - Revelation 20:11-15 
The Sinner's Day In God's Courthouse- Revelation 20:11-15
Nowhere To Hide - Revelation 20:11-15
You Might Trouble Me Here; But You Can't Follow Me Home - Revelation 21:1-8 
A Bright New World - Revelation 21:1-8
Some Call It Heaven, But I Call It Home - Revelation 21:5-22:5 
A Wonderful Place Called Heaven - Revelation 21:9-27 
A Glimpse Of Our New Home - Revelation 21:9 - 22:5
The Conclusion Of The Book - Revelation 22:6-21 
The Conclusion Of The Book - Revelation 22:6-21
The Invitation Of Conversion - Revelation 22:17 
A Final Word To A Faithful People - Revelation 22:20
The Invitation Of Completion - Revelation 22:20

A Daily Bible Study in 7-Day Sections

With a Summary-Commentary, Discussion Questions, and Daily Application

Revelation Expository Commentary

Commentary on the Revelation of Jesus Christ - 1972

Comment - I have scanned several sections of this 272 page work and found it to be a lucid, literalistic interpretation. It is well-reasoned and not sensationalistic and therefore is recommended to supplement your study of the great Revelation of Jesus Christ.

An Exposition of the Book of Revelation

Defender's Study Bible Notes

Rosscup comments on Dr Morris' book "The Revelation Record" - A 521–pp. premillennial, pretribulational work by a writer who has specialized in hydrology and geology and desires to help with the many references to natural phenomena. His perspective is full verbal inspiration, and a literal interpretation in the futuristic vein. At times things are rather artificially blocked off: chapters 4–11 cover the first half of the seven-year tribulation period, chapters 12–19 the second half (p. 27). Morris holds that the 24 elders are men, the locust-like beings of chapter 9 are demonic spirits, the two witnesses of chapter 11 are Enoch and Elijah who have waited in heaven in their natural bodies [?] since departing this earth. Babylon in chapters 17–18 is the literal, rebuilt city of Babylon on the Euphrates as a world center of trade, communications, education, etc. (pp. 348–49), the rider on the white horse of 6:2 is Christ who is on the white horse in 19:11, etc. Morris is fairly thorough in taking things literally and gives his reasons, but allows for symbolism, e. g. the woman (12:1), the white horse (6:2; 19:11), the two-edged sword, etc. There is sometimes an indefiniteness (lack of clarity) in who the “overcomer” is, at times sounding like some more faithful among the saved (p. 59) but sometimes every redeemed person (pp. 227, 443). (Commentaries For Biblical Expositors- Dr. Jim Rosscup)

(Ed comment: The overcomers are defined by John in his letter declaring "For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world-- our faith. And who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?" (1Jn 5:4-5). In short, overcomers are not some that are "more faithful" but are those who have faith in Jesus!)

Annotated Bible Commentary on Revelation

A Testimony of Jesus Christ

Verse by verse commentary
Highly recommended!

Comment: Although this author is not well known like many of the writers of commentaries on the Revelation, without a doubt Garland's work is one of the more complete conservative resources available in any format (and this one is available online for free or for purchase in digital format [A Testimony of Jesus Christ - Logos Bible Software] or as a hardbound book [Ref)). An unusual feature of this book is that Garland explores the many connections between the visions seen by the Apostle John and previous prophetic revelation given to Old Testament prophets such as Daniel, Ezekiel, and others. There are also well over 1000 bibliographic references. There are thousands of Scripture cross references and all pop up in context (NASB) for quick review (and "+" sign demarcates a commentary note on that passage). Another interesting aspect of this commentary is that the author often discusses other interpretations of specific passages. For example, see the Revelation 12:1 comments on the identity of the "great sign,"  the "woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars", where Garland discusses the three main views of her identity as either Israel, the Church or a pagan symbol. The hardbound version of this commentary is 1172 pages (Read the reviews of this book at Amazon) If you are thinking about preaching or teaching through Revelation, this commentary is a "must have!" Another advantage for preaching or teaching is that  the commentary is linked to a free companion internet course providing an additional 70 hours of audio instruction linked to almost 1,000 slides (WebShow - Revelation - Study Resources - Slides with sound or Slides Only) The slides can be used to supplement your presentation. Finally, another helpful feature of this commentary is frequent use of tables (see complete list) on a variety of subjects to aid quick comparison such as...

Who is an Overcomer? with summary of the 7 churches;
Participation in Births, Deaths, and Resurrections
Rapture versus Second Coming
Comparison of Plagues in Exodus and Revelation
Poetic Expressions of Praise in Revelation
Genesis versus Revelation Compared
Another Comparison of Genesis (temporal world) versus Revelation (heaven)
Cursed World (Genesis) versus Redeemed World (Revelation)
Sequential Events of Seals, Trumpets and Bowls
Messianic Line from Abraham to Jesus
The Twelve Tribes of Israel in format of a "Family Tree"
Who Are the Witnesses in Revelation 11 - Chart Comparison
Comparison of Two Women - Revelation 12 and Revelation 17
The Lamb versus The Beast
City of Man vs. City of God
Stones of the Tribes of Israel
The Harlot versus The City
Contrasts between Christ and Antichrist - excellent chart!
Contrasts Between the Rapture and the Second Coming
Daniel’s Little Horn versus The Beast of Revelation
The Gospels Compared
Camp of Israel as a Shadow of Heaven
Steps in a Jewish Wedding - Interesting!
Views of the Return of Christ and the Millennium
Character of the Millennial Kingdom - includes many OT Passages
The Millennial Voice of the Early Church
The Offering of Isaac points to the Crucifixion of Jesus
The Temples of God
Shared Elements of Earthly and Heavenly Temples
Migrations and Captivities

Commentary on Revelation


Commentary on Revelation

Lectures on The Revelation - 1940

Floyd Hitchcock = Returned Missionary from Japan and Korea, Radio Pastor, KWTO, Springfield, Mo., Editor of The Gospel Messenger, Pastor of Radio Gospel Center. The Flying Preacher: Pilot of “The Good Ship Emmanuel”

01. Revelation 1:1-3
02. Revelation 1:4
03. Revelation 1:5-8
04. Revelation 1:9-17
05. Revelation 1:18
06. Revelation 1:19-20
07. Revelation 2:1-5
08. Revelation 2:6
09. Revelation 2:7-11
10. Revelation 2:12-17
11. Revelation 2:18-29
12. Revelation 3:1-6
13. Revelation 3:7-13
14. Revelation 3:14-22
15. Revelation 4:1-5
16. Revelation 4:6-11
17. Revelation 5:1-10
18. Revelation 5:5-7
19. Revelation 6:1-2
20. Revelation 6:3-8
21. Revelation 6:9-11
22. Revelation 6:12-17
23. Revelation 7:1-8
24. Revelation 7:9-17
25. Revelation 8:1-6
26. Revelation 8:7-11
27. Revelation 8:13; 9:1-12
28. Revelation 9:13-21
29. Revelation 10:1-7
30. Revelation 10:8-11
31. Revelation 11:1-2
32. Revelation 11:1-2, con't
33. Revelation 11:3-6
34. Revelation 11:7-14
35. Revelation 11:15-19
36. Revelation 12:1-6
37. Revelation 12:7-12
38. Revelation 12:13-17
39. Revelation 13:1-10
40. Revelation 13:1-10, con't
41. Revelation 13:1-10, con't
42. Revelation 13:1-10, con't
43. Revelation 13:11-18
44. Revelation 14:1-7
45. Revelation 14:8-20
46. Revelation 15:1-8
47. Revelation 16:1-12
48. Revelation 16:13-16
49. Revelation 16:17-21
50. Revelation 17:1-7
51. Revelation 17:8-11
52. Revelation 17:12-17
53. Revelation 17:18; 18:1-8
54. Revelation 18:9; 19:1-9
55. Revelation 19:9-10
56. Revelation 19:11-21
57. Revelation 20:1-3
58. Revelation 20:4-6
59. Revelation 20:4-6, con't
60. Revelation 20:7-10
61. Revelation 20:7-10, con't
62. Revelation 20:11-15
63. Revelation 21:1
64. Revelation 21:2-8
65. Revelation 21:9-27
66. Revelation 22:1-5
67. Revelation 22:6-12
68. Revelation 22:13-21

Commentary on Revelation

Notes on Revelation - Literal

Commentary on the Revelation - Literal

Foundations for the Study of Prophecy (Revelation)
The Introduction Proper (Revelation)
Revelation 1:1-8 The Prologue
Revelation 1:9-20 The Things Past
Revelation 2:1-7 The Message to Ephesus
Revelation 2:8-11 The Message to Smyrna
Revelation 2:12-17 The Message to Pergamum
Revelation 2:18-29 The Message to Thyatira
Revelation 3:1-6 The Message to Sardis
Revelation 3:7-13 The Message to Philadelphia
Revelation 3:14-22 The Message to Laodicea
Revelation 4:1-22:21 Introduction to the Things Predictive
Revelation 5:1-14 Seven Sealed Book and Lion Who was Also Lamb
Revelation 6:1-17 The Six Seals
Revelation 7:1-17 The Redeemed of the Tribulation
Revelation 8:1-13 The First Four Trumpet Judgments
Revelation 9:1-20 The Fifth and Sixth Trumpets, and First Two Woes
Revelation 10:1-11 The Angel and the Little Book
Revelation 11:1-19 The Temple, Two Witnesses, Seventh Trumpet
Revelation 12:1-17 The Angelic Conflict
Revelation 13:1-18 The Beast and the False Prophet
Revelation 14:1-20 Special Announcements
Revelation 15:1-8 Prelude to the Seven Last Plagues
Revelation 16:1-21 The Bowl Judgments
Revelation 17-18 Babylon as Seen in Scripture: An Introduction to Revelation 17-18
Revelation 17:1-18 The Judgment of Religious Babylon
Revelation 18:1-24 Destruction of Commercial Babylon
Revelation 19:1-21 The Second Coming of Christ
Revelation 20:1-15 The Reign of Christ and the Great White Throne
Revelation 21:1-22:5 The Eternal State
Revelation 22:6-21 The Epilogue
Revelation - Appendix 1: Support for Imminency
Revelation - Appendix 2: Nature of Divine Blessings Grace/ Peace
Revelation - Appendix 3: Who Are the Overcomers?
Revelation - Appendix 4: Seven Subtle Snares of Worldliness
Revelation - Appendix 5: The Doctrine of the Tribulation
Revelation - Appendix 6: The Book of Life
Revelation - Appendix 7: Glossary of Prophetical Terms


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Commentary on Revelation

Rosscup - Michaels takes no stand on authorship by the Apostle John, using arbitrary reasoning against it (18–19). He also is flimsy and misrepresenting in remarks against a futurist approach, as if simply not properly informed of how better futurist thinkers explain details, and unfair to them (23). His bibliography does not even list Robert L. Thomas’ detailed exegetical 2-vol. work taking a futurist position. Somehow Michaels is able to discuss possible views for the “woman” (Rev. 12) without being aware of the common premillennial view that she represents Israel for various reasons (148), which Michaels does not forthrightly mention or answer. The same seeming lack of awareness shows in discussing the 144,000 who, to Michaels, are saints out of all nations in 7:9, and the view of the two witnesses in Rev. 11. One would almost think that he author did this amillennial work without checking many interpreters who argue the hermeneutical naturalness of taking literal views in Rev. 6–20. So he often is out of touch, and limits his readers where he might have provided more representative, informed discussions. (Commentaries For Biblical Expositors- Dr. Jim Rosscup)

Revelation 1
The Title (1:1-3)
The Revelation of Jesus Christ (1:1)
The Nearness of the End (1:1)
The Visions and the Angel (1:1)
The Testimony of John (1:2)
The Beatitude (1:3)
The Greeting (1:4-8)
The Sender and the Recipients (1:4)
Grace and Peace, Glory and Power (1:4-8)
The Voice (1:9-11)
The Opening Vision (1:9-20)
The Vision (1:12-16)
The Explanation (1:17-20)
Revelation 2
The Message to Ephesus (2:1-7)
The Seven Messages (2:1--3:22)
The Message to Smyrna (2:8-11)
The Message to Pergamum (2:12-17)
The Message to Thyatira (2:18-29)
Revelation 3
The Message to Sardis (3:1-6)
The Message to Philadelphia (3:7-13)
The Message to Laodicea (3:14-22)
Revelation 4
The Throne and Its Surroundings (4:1-11)
The Throne Scene in Heaven (4:1--5:14)
Revelation 5
The Seven-Sealed Scroll and the Lamb (5:1-14)
Revelation 6
The Seven Seals (6:1--8:5)
The Opening of the First Four Seals (6:1-8)
The First Seal (6:1-2)
The Second, Third and Fourth Seals (6:3-8)
The Opening of the Fifth Seal (6:9-11)
The Souls and the Altar (6:9)
The Prayer and Its Answer (6:10-11)
The Great Day of Wrath (6:12-17)
The Opening of the Sixth Seal (6:12--7:17)
Revelation 7
The 144,000 and the Unnumbered Multitude (7:1-17)
Revelation 8
The Opening of the Seventh Seal (8:1-5)
The Seven Trumpets (8:6--11:19)
The First Four Trumpets (8:6-13)
Revelation 9
The Fifth Trumpet, or First Woe (9:1-12)
The Opening of the Abyss (9:1-6)
The Locusts and Their King (9:7-12)
The Sixth Trumpet, or Second Woe (9:13--11:14)
The Opening from the East (9:13-16)
Description of the Horses (9:17-19)
The Response to the Invasion (9:20-21)
Revelation 10
The Angel with the Open Scroll (10:1-10)
The Prophecy of the Two Witnesses (10:11--11:14)
Revelation 11
The Seventh Trumpet, or Third Woe (11:15-19)
Revelation 12
The Two Signs (12:1-6)
Two Great Signs and Their Interpretation (12:1-17)
The Interpretation of the Signs (12:7-17)
The Dragon's Past and Present (12:7-9)
The Voice in Heaven (12:10-12)
The Dragon and the Woman (12:13-16)
The Dragon's Departure to the Sea (12:17)
Revelation 13
The Beast from the Sea (13:1-10)
The Two Beasts and Their Deception (13:1-18)
The Beast from the Earth (13:11-18)
Revelation 14
The Redeemed of the Earth (14:1-5)
The Reward of the 144,000 (14:1-3)
The Firstfruits and the Harvest (14:1-20)
Their Identity and Qualifications (14:4-5)
The Harvest (14:6-20)
The Three Angels (14:6-12)
The Voice from Heaven (14:13)
The Next Two Angels (14:14-16)
The Last Two Angels (14:17-20)
Revelation 15
The Seven Last Plagues (15:1--16:21)
The Third Great Sign in Heaven (15:1-8)
Revelation 16
The First Three Bowls of Wrath (16:1-7)
The Fourth Bowl (16:8-9)
The Fifth Bowl (16:10-11)
The Sixth Bowl (16:12-16)
The Seventh Bowl (16:17-21)
Revelation 17
Babylon and Her Destiny (17:1--19:10)
The Vision of the Woman and the Scarlet Beast (17:1-7)
The Angel's Interpretation (17:8-18)
Revelation 18
The Bright Angel's Announcement (18:1-3)
The Voice from Heaven (18:4-20)
The First Appeal to the People of God (18:4-8)
The Three Laments over Babylon (18:9-19)
The Last Appeal to the People of God (18:20)
The Angel with the Millstone (18:21-24)
Revelation 19
The Rejoicing of Heaven and Earth (19:1-8)
John and the Angel (19:9-10)
The Battle (19:11-21)
The Mounted General (19:11-16)
The Grim Invitation and Its Outcome (19:17-21)
Revelation 20
The Imprisonment of the Dragon, or Satan (20:1-3)
The Millennium (20:1-10)
The Reign of the Martyrs (20:4-6)
The Release of Satan (20:7-10)
From the Old Creation to the New (20:11--21:8)
The Judgment of the Old Creation (20:11)
The Judgment of the Dead (20:12-15)
Revelation 21
The New Creation (21:1-8)
What John Saw and Did Not See (21:1-2)
What John Heard (21:3-8)
Jerusalem and Her Destiny (21:9--22:15)
The Vision of the City (21:9-21)
John's Interpretation of the Vision (21:22-27)
Revelation 22
The Vision of the River of Life and Its Interpretation (22:1-5)
John and the Angel (22:6-15)
Conclusion (22:16-21)

Sermons on Revelation - Literal

Revelation 1:1,2,3 - The Revelation of Jesus Christ
Revelation 1:4,5,6,7,8 - The Authentic Emperor
Revelation 1:9-20 - Christ Amid the Candlesticks
Revelation 2:1,2,3,4,5,6,7 - The Complaint of the Risen Christ
Revelation 2:8,9,10,11 - Consolation for Tribulation
Revelation 2:12-17 - Worldly Compromise at Satan's Throne
Revelation 2:18-29 - That Woman Jezebel
Revelation 3:1,2,3,4,5,6 - Sardis, the Model of Past Glory
Revelation 3:7-13 - Kept from the Hour of Trial - I
Revelation 3:7-13 - Kept from the Hour of Trial - II
Revelation 3:14-22 - The Curse of the Happy Medium
Revelation 4:1-11 - The Throne of the Lord God Almighty
Revelation 5:1-14 - The Christology of Heaven - I
Revelation 5:1-14 - The Christology of Heaven - II
Revelation 6:1-17 - A Panorama of Coming Cosmic Judgment
Revelation 7:1-17 - An Interlude of Encouragement
Revelation 8:1-13 - The Saints Pray, the Judgments Fall and the World Trembles
Revelation 9:1-21 - Infernal Locusts and Supernatural Cavalry
Revelation 10:1-11 - The Little Book
Revelation 11:1-14 - The Two Witnesses
Revelation 11:15-19; Ps 2:1f - The Seventh Trumpet
Revelation 12:1 2 3 4 5 - A Cameo of the Conflict of the Ages
Revelation 12:6-12 - War in Heaven
Revelation 12:13-17 - War on Earth
Revelation 13:1-18; Da7:1ff - I - Daniel and the Beasts
Revelation 13:1-18; Da7:1ff - II - Daniel and the Beasts
Revelation 13:1-13 - I - The Beast from the Sea
Revelation 13:4-10 - II - The Beast from the Sea
Revelation 13:11-18 - The Beast from the Earth
Revelation 14:1-5The Lamb and the Redeemed on Mount Zion
Revelation 14:6-12 - Eternal Gospel and Everlasting Punishment
Revelation 14:13-20 - Judgment, The Unwelcome Truth
Revelation 15:1-8 - The Songs of Moses and The Lamb
Revelation 16:1-21 - The Seven Bowls of God's Wrath
Revelation 17:1-6; Gen. 11Babylon and the Origin of Babylonianism
Revelation 17:6;Zec 5:5-11 - Babylonianism - Past, Present and Future
Revelation 17:1-6,15-18 - Babylon and the Great Harlot
Revelation 17:7-18 - Babylon and the Beast
Revelation 18:1-24 - A Rebuilt Babylon
Revelation 19:1-10 - The Harlot Judged and the Lamb United With His Bride
Revelation 19:11-18 - The Second Advent of the Messiah
Revelation 19:17-Re 20:1-3 - The Great Supper and the Binding of Satan
Revelation 20:4-6 - The Millennial Kingdom of Christ
Revelation 20:7-10 - The Final Rebellion
Revelation 20:11,12,13,14,15 - The Final Judgment
Revelation 21:1-8 - A New Heaven and a New Earth
Revelation 21:9-Re 22:5 - The Metropolis of the New Earth
Revelation 22:6-21 - His Coming and Our Coming


Commentary on the Revelation
Live Like You're Leaving: Revelation

A Study of the Last Prophetic Book of Holy Scripture

Comments: Generally takes a literal, conservative approach but you must be a Berean (Acts 17:11-note) when you read his comments. E.g., in Rev 14:6,7 Larkin describes the "Eternal Gospel" preached by the angel as not related to salvation but judgment (Larkin), a teaching with which I strongly disagree, as does John MacArthur (note) or Tony Garland (note). He has some charts which are nice but must be viewed with the same Berean mindset!


Revelation Sermons

Pre, Post Or A-Millennial: Does It Matter?
Rapture: Fact Or Fairytale?
Tribulation: Now Or Never?
Israel: Finished With Or With A Future?
Satan: Figment Of Imagination Or Emerging Foe?
Heaven: Pie In The Sky Or Certain Promise?

Revelation Sermon Series

Revelation 1:1-3: Introduction To Revelation
Revelation 1:1-8: The Greeting To The Seven Churches
Revelation 1:9-20: The Vision Of The Glorified Lord
Revelation 2:1-7: Ephesus, The Loveless Church
Revelation 2:8-11: Smyrna, The Persecuted Church
Revelation 2:12-17: Pergamos, The Compromising Church
Revelation 2:17-29: Thyatira, The Corrupt Church
Revelation 3:1-6: Sardis, The Dead Church
Revelation 3:7-13: Philadelphia, The Faithful Church
Revelation 3:14-22: Laodicea, The Lukewarm Church
Revelation 4: The Throne Of God
Revelation 5: The Lamb And The Scroll
Revelation 6: Death
Revelation 6:9-11: How Are The Dead Now?
Revelation 6-8:5: The Seven Seals
Revelation 8:6-11:19: The Seven Trumpets
Revelation 12-13: The Seven Key Characters
Revelation 14-16: The Seven Bowl Judgments
Revelation 17-18: The Seven Dooms On Babylon
Revelation 19: The Return Of Jesus Christ
Revelation 20: The Millennial Reign Of Christ
Revelation 20: The Great White Throne Judgement
Revelation 20: Pre, Post Or A Millennial - Does It Matter?
Revelation 20: Satan - Figment Of Imagination Or Emerging Foe?
Revelation 21-22: The Seven New Things
Revelation 21:1-5: Is Heaven A Physical Place?
Revelation 21-22: Heaven And How To Get There
Revelation 21-22: Heaven - Pie In The Sky Or Certain Promise?

Sermons on Revelation - Very Well Done Expositions. Recommended. Literal

Rosscup on MacArthur's published 2 volume commentary on Revelation - Here 677 pp. explain and apply the Revelation in a dispensational way. After a 10-pp. introduction contending for the Apostle John as author ca. A. D. 95, material that was originally in sermons expounds each verse. The “angels” (messengers) in Rev 2:1 are seen as human leaders, overcomers are all the saved, believers’ names will not be erased from the heavenly roll as citizens’ names are blotted from an earthly city record, the 24 elders are the whole raptured church (dispensationalists and non-dispensationalists differ on this), judgments in Rev 6–19 are literal, the 144,000 are physical but saved Israelites with their very tribes listed, the locust-like creatures are vile demons that take on a visible form resembling locusts, the woman in Rev 12 is Israel which brought forth the child, Christ, etc. MacArthur makes points of truth applicable in various parts of the Revelation to guide believers to live godly lives. (Commentaries For Biblical Expositors- Dr. Jim Rosscup)

A Jet Tour Through Revelation
Revelation 1 Christ’s Commitment to His Church
Revelation 1:1 Back to the Future, Part 1
Revelation 1:1-6 Back to the Future, Part 2
Revelation 1:4-17 Christ’s Role in the Church Today
Revelation 1:7-8 The Certainty of the Second Coming
Revelation 1:9-17 The Vision of the Glorified Son, Part 1
Revelation 1:10-20 Christ at Work In His Church
Revelation 1:17-19 The Vision of the Glorified Son, Part 2
Revelation 2-3 Satan's Plans For The Church
Revelation 2-3 The Danger Facing the Church
Revelation 2-3 The Death of the Loveless Church
Revelation 2-3 The Ministry of Christ to His Church
Revelation 2:1‑7 Ephesus: When Love Grows Cold
Revelation 2:1-7 Rekindling Your Love for Christ
Revelation 2:8-11 Smyrna: The Suffering Church
Revelation 2:12-17 Pergamos: The Church at Satan's Throne
Revelation 2:18-20 Thyatira: The Church That Tolerates Sin, Part 1
Revelation 2:18-29 Thyatira: The Church That Tolerates Sin, Pt. 2
Sardis: The Dead Church (66-11) (Revelation 3:1-6)
Revelation 3:7-11 Divine Blessing for a Faithful Church, Part 1
Revelation 3:7 Philadelphia: The Faithful Church, Part 1
Revelation 3:7-13 Philadelphia: The Faithful Church, Part 2
Revelation 3:14-18 Laodicea: The Lukewarm Church, Part 1
Revelation 3:19-22 Laodicea: The Lukewarm Church, Pt. 2
Revelation 4:1-3 A Trip to Heaven, Pt 1
Revelation 4:4-6 A Trip to Heaven, Pt 2
Revelation 4:6b-11 A Trip to Heaven, Pt. 3
Revelation 4:8-11 A Trip to Heaven, Pt 4
Revelation 5 Worshiping the Worthy Lamb
Revelation 5:1-4 A Vision of the Lamb, Part 1
Revelation 5:5-8 A Vision of the Lamb, Part 2
Revelation 5:8-14 A Vision of the Lamb, Part 3
Revelation 6:1-2 The Coming of World Peace
Revelation 6:3-8 The Beginning of the End
Revelation 6:9-11 God's Great Day of Wrath
Revelation 6:12-14 Fear of the Wrath to Come, Pt. 1
Revelation 6:15-17 Fear of the Wrath to Come, Pt. 2
Revelation 7:1-8 Survivors of the Wrath of God
Revelation 7:9-12 Tribulation Saints, Part 1
Revelation 7:13-17 Tribulation Saints, Pt. 2
Revelation 8:1-5 The Seventh Seal
Revelation 8:6-13 Divine Destruction of Earth's Ecology
Revelation 9:1-12 Hell On Earth
Revelation 9:13-21 Satanic Slaughter
Revelation 10:1-11 When God Breaks His Silence
Revelation 11:1-2 Two Witnesses, Pt 1
Revelation 11:3-6 Two Witnesses, Pt 2
Revelation 11:7-14 Two Witnesses, Pt 3
Revelation 11:14-17 The Seventh Trumpet, Pt 1
Revelation 11:14-19 The Seventh Trumpet, Pt. 2
Revelation 12:1-5 The Birth of Christ in Cosmic Perspective
Revelation 12:1-6 The War of the Ages, Part 1
Revelation 12:7-12 The War of the Ages, Pt 2
Revelation 12:13-17 The War of the Ages, Pt 3
Revelation 13:1 The Beast Out of the Sea, Part 1
Revelation 13:1-4 The Beast Out of the Sea, Part 2
Revelation 13:1-10 The Coming World Ruler
Revelation 13:5-10 The Beast Out of the Sea, Part 3
Revelation 13:11-14 The Final False Prophet, Part 1
Revelation 13:15-18 The Final False Prophet, Part 2
Revelation 14:1 Triumphant Saints, Part 1
Revelation 14:2-5 Triumphant Saints, Part 2
Revelation 14:6-11 Angelic Messengers
Revelation 14:12-13 Blessed Are the Dead
Revelation 14:14-20 The Final Reaping of the Earth
Revelation 15:1-2 The Final Wrath of God, Part 1
Revelation 15:3-8 The Final Wrath of God, Pt. 2
Revelation 16:1-11 The Seven Bowl Judgments, Pt. 1
Revelation 16:12-16 The Seven Bowl Judgments, Pt. 2
Revelation 16:17-21 The Seven Bowl Judgments, Pt. 3
Revelation 17:1-6 The Destruction of the Final World Religion, Pt. 1
Revelation 17:1-6 The Destruction of the Final World Religion, Pt. 2
Revelation 17:7-8 The Destruction of the Final World Religion, Pt. 3
Revelation 17:9-18 The Destruction of the Final World Religion, Pt. 4
Revelation 18:1-2 Babylon Is Fallen, Pt. 1
Revelation 18:1-5 The Final Economic Collapse, Part 1
Revelation 18:1-5 The Final Economic Collapse, Part 2
Revelation 18:3-8 Babylon Is Fallen, Pt. 2
Revelation 18:9-24 Babylon Is Fallen, Pt. 3
Revelation 19:1-6 Heavenly Hallelujahs, Pt. 1
Revelation 19:7-10 Heavenly Hallelujahs, Pt. 2
Revelation 19:7-10 Heavenly Hallelujahs, Pt. 3
Revelation 19:11-20:15 The Coming Earthly Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ
Revelation 19:11-16 The Glorious Return of Jesus Christ, Pt. 1
Revelation 19:11-16 The Glorious Return of Jesus Christ, Pt. 2
Revelation 19:17-21 The Glorious Return of Jesus Christ, Pt. 3
Revelation 20 The Coming Earthly Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ, Pt. 1
Revelation 20:1-5 The Coming Earthly Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ, Pt. 2
Revelation 20:6-8 The Coming Earthly Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ, Pt. 3
Revelation 20:8-10 The Coming Earthly Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ, Pt. 4
Revelation 20:11-12 Man's Last Day in God's Court, Pt. 1
Revelation 20:12-13 Man's Last Day in God's Court, Pt. 2
Revelation 20:14-15 Man's Last Day in God's Court, Pt. 3
Revelation 21:1-3 The New Heaven and the New Earth, Pt. 1
Revelation 21:3 The New Heaven and the New Earth, Pt. 2
Revelation 21:4-8 The New Heaven and the New Earth, Pt. 3
Revelation 21:9-21 The Capital City of Heaven, Pt. 1
Revelation 21:22-22:5 The Capital City of Heaven, Pt. 2
Revelation 22:6-12 Jesus Is Coming
Revelation 22:13-17 God's Last Invitation, Pt. 1
Revelation 22:18-21 God's Last Invitation, Pt. 2


Revelation Commentary - Thru the Bible
Mp3 Audio - Download Zip File of Complete Book of Revelation Total listening time of 21 hr 36 min


Revelation - Mp3 Only

1. The God of Revelation (Rev. 1:1-8)
2. The Christ of Revelation (Rev. 1)
3. The Recipients of Revelation (Rev. 1)
4. Restoring Revelation (Rev. 2:1-30)
5. Smyrna: Surviving Persecution (Rev. 2:8-11)
6. Confronting Compromise (Rev. 2:12-17)
7. Thyatira: Seduced By Syncretism (Rev. 2:18-29)
8. Sound Asleep (Rev. 3:1-6)
9. An Open Door (Rev. 3:7-13)
10. Lukewarm (Rev. 3:14-22)
11. Rapture Or Return (Rev. 4:1)
12. A Visit To God's Throne Room (Rev. 4:1-8)
13. Heavenly Worship (Rev. 4-5)
14. Worship In Truth (Rev. 4:5)
15. Worthy Is The Lamb (Rev. 5:1-14)
16. Birthpangs: The 6 Seals (Rev. 6:1-17)
17. The 144,000 - God's Squad (Rev. 7:1-8)
18. The Innumerable Company of Redeemed (Rev. 7:9-17)
19. The Power of Prayer (Rev. 8:1-13)
20. 1st Woe: Demonic Locusts (Rev. 9:1-12)
21. 2nd Woe: War And Worship (Rev. 9:13-21)
22. The Big Angel And The Little Book (Rev. 10:1-11)
23. The Conversion of Israel (Rev. 11:1-13)
24. Wrath Meets Wrath (Rev. 11:14-19)
25. The War Behind The Worlds (Rev. 12:1-17)
26. Antichrist: Then And Now (Rev. 13:1-10)
27. The False Prophet And 666 (Rev. 13:11-18)
28. The Perseverance of The Saints (Rev. 14:1-13)
29. The Grapes of Wrath (Rev. 14:5-8)
30. Armageddon (Rev. 16)
31. Beauty And The Beast (Rev. 17:1-18)
32. The Markets Last Crash (Rev. 18)
33. The King Comes (Rev. 19)
34. Paradise Restored (Rev. 20.1-10)
35. God's Great White Throne (Rev. 20:11-15)
36. The Joy of Heaven (Rev. 21:1-8)
37. Life In Heaven (Rev. 21:9-22:5)
38. The Time Is Near (Rev. 22:6-16)
39. Jesus' Last Words (Rev. 22:17-21)


Revelation: An Alliterated Exposition of the Last Book of the Bible (356 pages)

1. Seeing Christ More Clearly
2. There is None Like Him
3. Ephesus – A Drifting Church
4. Smyrna – A Delightful Church
5. Pergamos – A Divided Church
6. Thyatira – A Depraved Church
7. Sardis – A Dead Church
8. Philadelphia – Another Delightful Church
9. Laodicea – A Disgraceful Church
10. A Throne of Mercy Becomes A Throne of Judgment
11. Who Is Worthy To Open The Book?
12. A New Song in Heaven
13. The Opening Of The Seals: Part One
14. The Opening Of The Seals: Part Two
15. The Saved Of The Tribulation Period
16. Trumpet Judgments: Part One
17. Trumpet Judgments: Part Two
18. The Mighty Angel And The Magnificent Scroll
19. The Two Witnesses
20. The Blowing Of The Seventh Trumpet
21. Conflict Involving Satan
22. The Beast
23. The Second Beast
24. The Lord God Triumphant: Part One
25. The Lord God Triumphant: Part Two
26. The Last Judgments Introduced
27. The Pouring Out Of The Seven Vials
28. The Harlot of Revelation 17
29. Commercial Babylon Under Fire
30. The Supper Of The Great God And The Marriage Of The Lamb
31. The Peril And The Punishment Of The Last Days
32. All About Heaven
33. The Last Chapter

General Study Outline Series- Revelation of Jesus Christ by Max Alderman - 72 pages - study questions


Revelation - Theology of Revelation
Mark of the Beast
Second Coming of Christ
Apocalyptic Genre


Revelation 1
Revelation 2
Revelation 3

Rosscup -  He is good on the seven churches from the standpoint of philology (the study of literature and of disciplines relevant to literature or to language as used in literature) and explaining historical customs which illumine many statements found here. A major weakness is that he does not document his sources so that it becomes difficult to check up on him. (Commentaries For Biblical Expositors- Dr. Jim Rosscup)

David Baron (Bio) (Hebrew Christian)

The Jewish Problem: It's Solution or Israel's Present and Future Glory - David Baron - chapters include: II. The Time of Israel's Trouble and III. Israel's Conversion

William Barrick Revelation Studies in Outline Form - includes text, powerpoint, audio 

T D Bernard Bibliography of Works on Pretribulationism

Kenneth Boa Revelation Survey - Mp3

Horatius Bonar Prophetic Landmarks : Containing Data for Helping to Determine the Question of Christ's Pre-millennial Advent

Excerpt from Bonar - "The prophecies concerning Israel are the key to all the rest. True principles of interpretation, in regard to them, will aid us in disentangling and illustrating all prophecy together. False principles as to them (Israel) will most thoroughly perplex and overcloud the whole Word of God."

James Boyer Are the Seven Letters of Revelation 2-3 Prophetic? 

Michael H Burer Jesus Christ: The Center of God's Future Plan - Mp3 

J Daryl Charles Imperial Pretensions and the Throne-Vision of the Lamb- Revelation 5

W A Criswell

Click search to retrieve...225 Sermons on Revelation:


Trevor P Craigen Eternal Punishment in John's Revelation

Bob Deffinbaugh

Revelation 21:1-22:5 A Heaven to Seek

The Purpose of Prophecy 

Charles Dyer Revelation 18-19 - The Biblical Argument for the Rebuilding of Babylon

Keith Essex  The Rapture and the Book of Revelation

Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum (Hebrew Christian)

The use of the Old Testament in the Book of Revelation - note that the Pdf version may be easier to read. (Pdf version)

Premillennialism in the Old Testament

Israel's Right To The Promised Land

The Prophetic Promise of the Land of Israel in the Abrahamic Covenant

Tony Garland

Criticism of the Futurist Interpretation of Revelation

The Manchild of Revelation 12

Seven Spirits of God - Revelation 1:4, 3:1, 4:5, 5:6

What is the Chronological Order of Revelation 13 relative to chapters 17 and 18-

Critique of R C Sproul's "The Last Days According to Sproul" - very interesting as it is interspersed with quotes from Dr Sproul's teaching - deals with 5 topics - (1) Book of Revelation in general, (2) The Antichrist, (3) The Beast, (4) The Rapture, (5) The Millennium.

Robert Gromacki Revelation 20: A Premillennial Analysis

Joe Guglielmo Select "Revelation" , then for Teacher, select "Guglielmo"

Gregory H Harris

Can Satan Raise the Dead? Toward a Biblical View of the Beast's Wound
Must Satan be Released? Indeed He Must Be: Toward a Biblical Understanding of Rev 20:3

What is New About the New Heaven and the New Earth?

Gale Heide Interpretive Models for the Book of Revelation Greg Herrick, PhD

Holman Publishing Holman Christian Standard Bible -Study Bible (HCSB Study Bible) - This work tends to be literal and futuristic. Unfortunately they have changed the format so that you must create a free account and it is a bit harder to get to the actual study Bible notes (which do appear to still be available at no charge).

David Holwick Revelation Sermons - select NT then select Revelation for list of sermons and study notes

Stephen Homcy To Him Who Overcomes': A Fresh Look at What 'Victory' Means for the Believer According to the Book of Revelation

Barry Horner Future Israel - 433 page book

Thomas Ice The Meaning of -Earth Dwellers- and the Book of Revelation

Steve Kreloff (Hebrew Christian) Revelation Sermons (99) - Mp3's only from the perspective of a Jewish believer in Yeshua

Ted Larson Revelation Artwork - Digital Art - Striking Pix!

John MacArthur 

Visions of the Glorious Christ (primarily deals with Revelation 1 and Revelation 19)
Is Christ's Return Imminent?
he Revelation of Jesus Christ - Introduction

David J MacLeod Heaven's Hallelujah Chorus- An Introduction to the Seven -Last Things- (Rev. 19:1-10)

David Malick 

An Introduction To The Book Of Revelation
n Argument of the Book of Revelation (part 1)
n Argument of the Book of Revelation (part 2)

Richard Mayhue

New Covenant Theology and Futuristic Premillennialism
The Kingdom of God and the Eternal State (deals with Revelation 21-22)
Why A Pre-tribulation Rapture?
Jesus: A Preterist or a Futurist?
The Bible's Watchword: Day of the Lord

F B Meyer - Comment on Ps 30:5 - Joy in the morning at the resurrection of Jesus: Joy in the coming of the Saviour for his bride: Joy as the Millennium breaks on the world." Comments on Ps 38:9 - Think of the desires of the saints — for the realization of their ideals; for the salvation of men; for the glory of the Redeemer; for the Divine answer to the scoff, the sneer, the taunt of infidelity; for the coming of the King, the restoration of his ancient people, the setting up of the millennial reign." (Psalms-F. B. Meyer)

Middleton Bible 

Do You Interpret the Bible Literally
Consistent Literal Interpretation

Henry Morris Defender's Study Bible - Excellent, conservative, literal study

Joseph Parker

Revelation 1:9-19 In Patmos
Revelation 2:1-7 Letter to Ephesus
Revelation 2:1-7 Letter to Smyrna
Revelation 15:3 Moses and the Lamb

John Piper

Given that Dr John Piper is one of the most influential modern pastors, it would be interesting to see how he interprets prophetic topics like the "millennium." In searching, I found only a few comments related to eschatology but the following will give you a sample of his position...

"Are You Becoming a Post-Millennialist?" (November 10, 1986) One of our apprentices put this question to me. The reason was my recommendation of a book called The Puritan Hope by Iain Murray. My sermon last Sunday may raise the same question. Here's my answer. No. I am becoming a more hope-filled pre-millennialist. What in the world does all this mean? The “millennium” refers to the period of 1,000 years mentioned in Revelation 20:3, “He threw Satan into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years were ended. After that he must be loosed for a little while.” Then it says in verse 4 that the saints “came to life, and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” So the thousand-year period is a time when Satan is bound and the saints are reigning with Christ. This seems to imply a time of great glory for the church and victory over evil. Yet it is not the perfect final state, because “after that Satan must be loosed for a little while.” Pre-millennialists believe that Christ will return before (pre) this thousand-year period to judge unbelievers, and that he will reign bodily on the earth during the millennium. Post-millennialists believe that Christ will return after (post) the thousand-year period. At that point he will judge unbelievers and establish the new heavens and new earth. So post-millennialist believe that the reign of Christ in the “millennium” is his spiritual reign in the church, and that the peace and glory of the millennium will come about not through the return of Christ, but through the power of the Holy Spirit in the preaching of the gospel. In other words, the church will gradually conquer the world of unbelief through worldwide revival, and there will be a “golden age” when righteousness and peace will hold sway for a thousand years. Then Christ will come. Most of the missionaries of the early modern missionary movement were post-millennialists (Eliot, Brainerd, Carey, etc.). The Puritans that I praised on Sunday were post-millennialist. Their hope was that the gospel would eventually conquer the world before Christ returned. (Ref)

Charles Powell  Progression Versus Recapitulation in Revelation 20:1-6- Some Overlooked Arguments

Millennium 1 - summary including overview of Rev 19:11-21:3, history of how it has been interpreted
Millennium 2 - events leading up to the millennium, including Great Tribulation and Chart of 70th week
Millennium 3 - description of this time on earth, primarily from the OT prophets

Preceptaustin Book of the Revelation Charted out Verse by Verse (Rev 4-22) - Sola Scriptura (with a few questions interspersed)
Revelation   4-10
Revelation 11-16
Revelation 17-19
Revelation 20-22

William Ramsey The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia

Rosscup -  This is the outstanding older work on the historical background of the churches in chapters 2–3. The student will obtain much rich detail here to lend colorful vividness to his preaching and teaching. Ramsay takes the preterist point of view on the book. Colin Hemer’s 1986 work now surpasses this in updating on scholarly discussion and discovery and in comments on some details. Until Hemer and Yamauchi, this was the outstanding work. (Commentaries For Biblical Expositors- Dr. Jim Rosscup)

J C Ryle (1816-1900)

J. C. Ryle and the Future of Israel
J. C. Ryle and the Literal Interpretation of Prophecies
J.C. Ryle and Preterism
J. C. Ryle and the Future of Israel - distinct from above article.

James Rosscup  The Overcomer of the Apocalypse

Reginald Showers The Imminent Coming of Christ

Pat Marvenko Smith Revelation Artwork (35 prints)

James F StitzingerThe Rapture in Twenty Centuries of Biblical Interpretation

Michael J. Svigel The Apocalypse Of John And The Rapture Of The Church- A Reevaluation

Dennis Swanson

Charles H. Spurgeon and Eschatology

Charles H. Spurgeon and the Nation of Israel -  In this excerpt Spurgeon declared -  There will be a native government again; there will again be the form of a body politic; a state shall be incorporated, and a king shall reign. Israel has now become alienated from her own land. Her sons, though they can never forget the sacred dust of Palestine, yet die at a hopeless distance from her consecrated shores. But it shall not be so for ever, for her sons shall again rejoice in her: her land shall be called Beulah, for as a young man marrieth a virgin so shall her sons marry her. "I will place you in your own land," is God's promise to them . . . They are to have a national prosperity which shall make them famous; nay, so glorious shall they be that Egypt, and Tyre, and Greece, and Rome, shall all forget their glory in the greater splendour of the throne of David . . . I there be anything clear and plain, the literal sense and meaning of this passage [Ezekiel 37:1-10]—a meaning not to be spirited or spiritualized away—must be evident that both the two and the ten tribes of Israel are to be restored to their own land, and that a king is to rule over them

Spurgeon wrote - Let us rejoice that Scripture is so clear and so explicit upon this great doctrine of the future triumph of Christ over the whole world. We are not bound to enter into any particulars concerning what form that triumph shall assume.  We believe that the Jews will be converted, and that they will be restored to their own land. We believe that Jerusalem will be the central metropolis of Christ’s kingdom; we also believe that all the nations shall walk in the light of the glorious city which shall be built at Jerusalem. We expect that the glory which shall have its center there, shall spread over the whole world, covering it as with a sea of holiness, happiness, and delight. For this we look with joyful expectation. ( The Lamb--The Light)

The Millennial Position of Spurgeon

Robert L Thomas

"Comings" of Christ in Revelation 2-3
Promises to Israel in the Apocalypse The Kingdom of God and the Millennium
Rejection Then Hope: The Church’s Doctrine of Israel in The Patristic Era Michael J. Vlach The Binding of Satan in Revelation 20 Max Waymeyer

Daniel Wallace

Revelation- Introduction, Argument and Outline
A Note on τηρήσω eκ (keep from) in Revelation 3:10
Revelation 3:20 and the Offer of Salvation

Revelation 19:10-21 The Wrath of Christ

Revelation 5:1-14; 19:1-8 The Worship of Christ

Tracie Wallace Revelation19:7-9; 21:1-7, 9-11, 21-26; 22:3-5 The Fellowship of Christ Face to Face

John Walvoord 
1. Basic Considerations in Interpreting Prophecy
2. The Kingdom of God in the Old Testament
3. The New Testament Doctrine of the Kingdom
4. The Kingdom of God in the New Testament (continued)

John Whitcomb  Ezekiel 40 thru 48 and Millennial Sacrifices

Andy Woods 

A Case for the Futurist Interpretation of the Book of Revelation - note the diagrams do not show up on the HTML but they do show on the Pdf  (Pdf version)

What is the Identity of Babylon In Revelation 17-18?

on Revelation

Commentary on the Revelation

Rosscup - This is a premillennial, dispensational study which takes a thorough-going literal approach to the book. It is good on the English text and will have its main usefulness in some points for lay people. Read Ironside and Ryrie to maintain a balance in a lighter dispensational work.  (Commentaries For Biblical Expositors- Dr. Jim Rosscup)

Our Daily Bread
Devotionals on Revelation (140)
Updated July, 2010

Revelation 1:1-8 The Complete Story
Revelation 1:9-18 Awesome, Not Frightening
Revelation 1:18 He Was Dead But Now Lives
Revelation 1:8-18 The Timeless Name
Revelation 1:9-18 Christ Is Risen!
Revelation 1:10-17 Just Imagine!
Revelation 1:10-18 From Awe To Adoration
Revelation 1:10-18 Touching Bottom
Revelation 1:10-18 First Church Of The Lampstand
Revelation 1:18 Resurrection Reality
Revelation 1:18 He Was Dead But Now Lives
Revelation 1:20 The Right Light
Revelation 2:1-7 Desert Of Diversion
Revelation 2:1-7 Commended and Corrected
Revelation 2:1-7 A Painful Step
Revelation 2:1-7 Rediscovering the Passion
Revelation 2:1-7 Spiritual Passion
Revelation 2:5 First Church Of The Lampstand
Revelation 2:12-17 Your Name Is Safe
Revelation 2:12-17 A White Stone
Revelation 2:18-29 The Meter Reader
Revelation 2:20 What's Wrong?
Revelation 3:1-6 Wake Up And Live
Revelation 3:5 No Mistakes
Revelation 3:7-13 He Holds The Keys
Revelation 3:14-22 Love that Won't Quit
Revelation 3:14-22 Poor Little Rich Church
Revelation 3:14-22 Through His Eyes
Revelation 3:14-22 Finding Jesus
Revelation 3:14-22 Dashboard Dining
Revelation 3:14-22 Don't Bother Me
Revelation 3:14-22 God's Heart Revealed
Revelation 3:14-22 Problem With Self-Sufficiency
Revelation 3:14-22 Crooked House
Revelation 3:14-22 Love That Won't Quit
Revelation 3:14-22 Go For The Gold!
Revelation 4:1 Spiritual Vision Thru Personal Purity
Revelation 4:6-11 Surrendered Crowns
Revelation 4:8 Holy, Holy, Holy
Revelation 5:1-10 Singing And Prayer
Revelation 5:1-14 Paid By The Judge
Revelation 5:1-14 Singing And Prayer
Revelation 5:1-14 In His Presence
Revelation 5:1-10 The Artist's Dream
Revelation 5:8-14 The Fairest
Revelation 5:8-14 Everyone Sings
Revelation 5 Come, See
Revelation 5:8-14 Sing
Revelation 5:8-14 Sing Of Your Love
Revelation 5:9 We Are Family
Revelation 5:11 Praiseworthy
Revelation 5:12 In Honor And Memory
Revelation 5:12 The Lamb Wins
Revelation 6:12-17
Revelation 7:9-17 The Lamb Is Our Shepherd
Revelation 7:9-17 The Brightest Hope
Revelation 7:15-17 No Joke!
Revelation 8:1-5 The Difference Prayer Makes
Revelation 8:7-9 Unshakable
Revelation 11:15 A Reason For Optimism
Revelation 11:15-18 Our Savior And King
Revelation 12:7-12 War In Heaven
Revelation 12:7-12 Almost-Perfect Disguise
Revelation 15 The Final Opening Ceremony
Revelation 15:1-8 Majestic Sounds
Revelation 16:1-7 Poetic Justice
Revelation 16:17-21 Unshakable
Revelation 17:9-14 The King
Revelation 19:1 Majestic Sounds
Revelation 19 The Untouchables
Revelation 19:1-9 Reunion Dinner
Revelation 19:1-21 The Lamb Wins
Revelation 19:6-10 Eyes Only For Her
Revelation 19:11-16 The Final Scene
Revelation 19:11-16 Victory Day
Revelation 20:9 How It All Ends
Revelation 20:11-15 No Mistakes
Revelation 20:11-15 The Way Out
Revelation 20:11-15 It's In The Books
Revelation 20:12 The Book Of Names
Revelation 20:13 Holy Is The Lord!
Revelation 21:1-2  The Tree Of Life
Revelation 21:15 Thoughts Of Heaven
Revelation 21:3 Two Gardens
Revelation 21:1-3, 15-27 Going For The Gold
Revelation 21:1-4 Far Better
Revelation 21:1-4 A Blessed Alternative
Revelation 21:1-5 We'll Sing And Shout!
Revelation 21:1-5 A City Of Smiles
Revelation 21:1-5 A Happy Reunion
Revelation 21:1-5 Thoughts Of Heaven
Revelation 21:1-7 To Die Is Gain
Revelation 21:1-7 Echoes Of Paradise
Revelation 21:1-7 A Happy Life
Revelation 21:3-4 Three Needs
Revelation 21:1-8 The Best Is Yet To Be
Revelation 21:1-8  Beyond Imagination!
Revelation 21:1-8  Tears In Heaven
Revelation 21:1-8  Where Do You Want To Live?
Revelation 21:4 Sorrow's Aftermath
Revelation 21:4 What's Ahead?
Revelation 21:4 Losing Dad
Revelation 21:4 Temporary Tears
Revelation 21:4 Obsolete
Revelation 21:4A Weeping World
Revelation 21:9-27  The Ultimate Real Estate
Revelation 21:9-27 From Podunk To Eternity
Revelation 21:9-27 On The Other Side
Revelation 21:9-22:5 No Disappointment
Revelation 21:10 Seeing God's Glory
Revelation 21:14-21 Heaven's Asphalt
Revelation 21:21 Eager For Heaven
Revelation 21:23 Seeing God
Revelation 21:23 An Eclipse of Heaven
Revelation 22:1-4 We Will See Him
Revelation 22:1-5 Off The Treadmill
Revelation 22:1-5 The Prospect of Heaven
Revelation 22:1-5 Heaven's Greatest Delights
Revelation 22:1-5 Thoughts Of Heaven
Revelation 22:1-5 “There's Heaven”
Revelation 22 Devotionals Related to Heaven
Revelation 22:1-5 What Will We Do In Heaven?
Revelation 22:1-5 December Desire
Revelation 22:1-5 The Prospect Of Heaven
Revelation 22:1-5 Just A Glimpse
Revelation 22:1-5 The Face Of Christ
Revelation 22:1-5 Heaven's Surprises
Revelation 22:1-5 The Tree Of Life
Revelation 22:1-5 There's Heaven
Revelation 22:1-5 Off The Treadmill
Revelation 22:1-7 Heaven Is Far Better
Revelation 22:2 The Tree Of Life
Revelation 22:3 No Disappointment
Revelation 22:4 Astonished By
Revelation 22:4 First Sight
Revelation 22:6-17 The Person Makes the Place
Revelation 22:17 Charlie's List
Revelation 22:17 Come Quickly!
Revelation 22:18 Test The Teachers
Revelation 22:18 Harvest Home
Revelation 22:18 Our Lord's Return 

Revelation Commentary Notes

Revelation 1:1
Revelation 1:1b
Revelation 1:1c
Revelation 1:1c
Revelation 1:2
Revelation 1:3
Revelation 1:3b
Revelation 1:3c
Revelation 1:3d
Revelation 1:4
Revelation 1:4b
Revelation 1:4c
Revelation 1:4d
Revelation 1:5
Revelation 1:5b
Revelation 1:5c
Revelation 1:5d
Revelation 1:5e
Revelation 1:5f
Revelation 1:6
Revelation 1:7
Revelation 1:8
Revelation 1:9
Revelation 1:9b
Revelation 1:10
Revelation 1:11
Revelation 1:12
Revelation 1:13
Revelation 1:14
Revelation 1:15
Revelation 1:16
Revelation 1:17
Revelation 1:18
Revelation 1:18b
Revelation 1:19
Revelation 1:20
Revelation 2:1
Revelation 2:2
Revelation 2:3
Revelation 2:4
Revelation 2:5
Revelation 2:6
Revelation 2:7
Revelation 2:8
Revelation 2:9
Revelation 2:10
Revelation 2:10b
Revelation 2:11
Revelation 2:12
Revelation 2:13
Revelation 2:14
Revelation 2:15
Revelation 2:16
Revelation 2:17
Revelation 2:18
Revelation 2:19
Revelation 2:20
Revelation 2:21
Revelation 2:22
Revelation 2:23
Revelation 2:24
Revelation 2:25
Revelation 2:26
Revelation 2:27
Revelation 2:28
Revelation 2:29
Revelation 3:1
Revelation 3:2
Revelation 3:2b
Revelation 3:2c
Revelation 3:3
Revelation 3:4
Revelation 3:5
Revelation 3:6
Revelation 3:7
Revelation 3:8
Revelation 3:9
Revelation 3:10
Revelation 3:11
Revelation 3:12
Revelation 3:13
Revelation 3:14
Revelation 3:15
Revelation 3:16
Revelation 3:17
Revelation 3:18
Revelation 3:19
Revelation 3:20
Revelation 3:21
Revelation 3:22
Revelation 4:1
Revelation 4:2-3
Revelation 4:4-8
Revelation 4:9-11
Revelation 5:1-7
Revelation 5:8-10
Revelation 5:11-14
Revelation 6:1-2
Revelation 6:3-6
Revelation 6:7-8
Revelation 6:9-17
Revelation 7:1-4
Revelation 7:5-8
Revelation 7:9-12
Revelation 7:13-17
Revelation 8:1-6
Revelation 8:7-13
Revelation 9:1-11
Revelation 9:12-21
Revelation 10:1-2
Revelation 10:3-7
Revelation 10:8-11
Revelation 11-1-2
Revelation 11-3-6
Revelation 11-7-10
Revelation 11-11-14
Revelation 11-15-19
Revelation 12-1-6
Revelation 12-7-12
Revelation 12-13-17
Revelation 13-1-10
Revelation 13-11-18
Revelation 14-1-5
Revelation 14-6-13
Revelation 14-14-20
Revelation 15-1-4
Revelation 15-5-8
Revelation 16-1-11
Revelation 16-12-16
Revelation 16-17-21
Revelation 17-1-4
Revelation 17-5-6
Revelation 17-7-18
Revelation 18-1-
Revelation 18-4-8
Revelation 18-9-10
Revelation 18-11-19
Revelation 18-20-24
Revelation 19-1-2
Revelation 19-3
Revelation 19-4-7
Revelation 19-7-9
Revelation 19-10
Revelation 19-11
Revelation 19-12-16
Revelation 19-17-21
Revelation 20-1-3
Revelation 20-4-6
Revelation 20-7-8
Revelation 20-9-10
Revelation 20-11-12
Revelation 20-13-14
Revelation 20-15
Revelation 21-1
Revelation 21-2
Revelation 21-3
Revelation 21-4
Revelation 21-5-6
Revelation 21-7
Revelation 21-8
Revelation 21-9-11
Revelation 21-12-21
Revelation 21-22-23
Revelation 21-24-27
Revelation 22-1
Revelation 22-2
Revelation 22-3
Revelation 22-4-5
Revelation 22-6-7
Revelation 22-8-10
Revelation 22-11
Revelation 22-12
Revelation 22-13
Revelation 22-14
Revelation 22-15
Revelation 22-16-17
Revelation 22-18-19
Revelation 22-20
Revelation 22-21

Word Pictures on Revelation

Notes on original Greek text
Interpretative approach difficult to state with certainty but not definitively futuristic

Sermon Notes on Revelation
Text and Audio Available

Revelation 1:1-7 The Unveiling
Revelation 1:4-8 Behold He Is Coming
Revelation 1:9-20 A Vision Of Jesus
Revelation 2:1-7 Revival Or Removal
Revelation 2:9-11 Smyrna, The Suffering Church
Revelation 2:12-17 Pergamos, The Church That Compromised-Part 1
Revelation 2:12-17 Pergamos, The Church That Compromised-Part 2
Revelation 2:18-29 Thyatira, The Religious System
Revelation 3:1-6 Sardis, The Church That Was Dead
Revelation 3:7-13 Opportunity And Strength
Revelation 3:14-22 Laodicea, The Lukewarm Church
Revelation 4:1-2 Come Up Here - Rapture?
Revelation 4:1-5 A Trip To Heaven
Revelation 4:6-11 Heaven - What A home!
Revelation 5:1-10 The Greatest Real Estate Deal In History
Revelation 5:8-10 History's Greatest Worship Service
Revelation 5:11-14 Angels We Have Heard On High
Revelation 6:1-17 Four Riders On The Horizon
Revelation 6:9-7:17 Martys, Madness And Ministers
Revelation 8:1-13 (Four Terrible Trumpets
Revelation 9:1-12 The First Woe!!!
Revelation 9:13-21 It's Time To Wake Up
Revelation 10:1-11 The Big Angel Who Looks Like Jesus
Revelation 11:1-14 The Temple And The Two Witnesses
Revelation 11:15-19 Proleptic Living
Revelation 12:1-17 Our Rock Of Refuge
Revelation 13:1-18 A Counterfeit Oneness
Revelation 14:1-5 Burning Bright For Jesus
Revelation 14:6-20 Visions And Pronouncements
Revelation 15 & 16 The Bowls Are Poured Out
Revelation 17 & 18 Mystery Babylon
Revelation 19:1-10 The Wedding Feast
Revelation 19:11 - 20:3 The Final Showdown
Revelation 20:4-15 The Millennium
Revelation 21:1-27 The New Heaven And The New Earth
Revelation 22 I Am Coming Quickly

Revelation Commentary

(Short Biography of Walter Scott)

Rosscup - A helpful older premillennial work that is at some points lucid in expounding the meaning. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors)  (Commentaries For Biblical Expositors- Dr. Jim Rosscup)

Revelation Commentary

Joseph Augustus Seiss' (picture) Lectures on the Apocalypse was initially published in 3 volumes in the mid-1800's and has become widely accepted by modern evangelical scholars as one of the first popular works based upon the futurist interpretation of the Revelation.

Rosscup writes that Seiss' work is "An expository older premillennial work of great detail on units of the book."  (Commentaries For Biblical Expositors- Dr. Jim Rosscup)

Revelation Commentary

Revelation Sermons

(See Paper on Spurgeon's Eschatological Views)

Revelation 1

Revelation 1:5-6
   John’s First Doxology (29/1737)
   Loved and Washed (37/2230)

Revelation 1:7
   He Cometh with Clouds (33/1989)

Revelation 1:12-17
   The Christ of Patmos (7/357)

Revelation 1:13
   With Golden Girdle Girt (63/3555)

Revelation 1:16
   Lessons from the Christ of Patmos (33/1976)

   A Portrait No Artist Can Paint (43/2498)

Revelation 1:17
   Fear Not (26/1533)

Revelation 1:17-18
   The Glorious Master and the Swooning Disciple (18/1028)

Revelation 1:18
   Christ with the Keys of Death and Hell (15/894)

   The Ever-Living Christ (46/2689)


Revelation 2

Revelation 2:3
   Laboring and Not Fainting (18/1069)

Revelation 2:4
   Declension from First Love (4/217)

Revelation 2:4-5
   Love’s Complaining (32/1926)

Revelation 2:12-13
   Holding Fast the Faith (34/2007)


Revelation 3

Revelation 3:4
   A Solemn Warning for All Churches (2/68)

Revelation 3:8, 10
   Commendation for the Steadfast (30/1814)

Revelation 3:14
   The Amen (12/679)

Revelation 3:14-21
   Earnest Warning About Lukewarmness (20/1185)

Revelation 3:15-16
   Lukewarmness (48/2802)

Revelation 3:17-18
   A Great Mistake and the Way to Rectify It (28/1677)

Revelation 3:19
   The Loved Ones Chastened (3/164)


Revelation 4

 Revelation 4:1
   A Door Opened in Heaven (15/887)

Revelation 4:3
   The Heavenly Rainbow (60/3412)

Revelation 4:10
   Royal Homage (19/1102)

Revelation 4:10-11
   The Elders Before the Throne (8/441)


Revelation 5

Revelation 5:6-7
   The Lamb in Glory (35/2095)

Revelation 5:8
   Golden Vials Full of Odors (18/1051)

Revelation 5:8-10
   The Heavenly Singers and Their Song (39/2321)

Revelation 5:9-10
   Jesus, the Delight of Heaven (21/1225)

Revelation 5:10
   The Kingly Priesthood of the Saints (1/10)


Revelation 7

 Revelation 7:9-10
   The Multitude Before the Throne (60/3403)

Revelation 7:13-14
   What and Whence are These? (18/1040)

Revelation 7:14
   Why the Heavenly Robes are White (22/1316)

Revelation 7:16
   The Bliss of the Glorified (62/3499)

Revelation 7:16-17
   Heaven Above and Heaven Below (36/2128)
   Heaven Below (30/1800)

Revelation 7:17
   No Tears in Heaven (11/643)


Revelation 8

 Revelation 8:3-4
   Preparing for the Week of Prayer (57/3282)


Revelation 11

 Revelation 11:12
   The Voice From Heaven (9/488)

Revelation 11:19
   The Ark of His Covenant (41/2427)
   The Ark of the Covenant (27/1621)


Revelation 12

Revelation 12:11
   The Blood of the Lamb, the Conquering Weapon (34/2043)
   How They Conquered the Dragon (21/1237)

Revelation 12:12
   Satan in a Rage (25/1502)


Revelation 14

 Revelation 14:1-3
   Heavenly Worship (3/110)

Revelation 14:4
   The Lamb Our Leader (42/2456)

Revelation 14:4-5
   The Followers of the Lamb (39/2324)

Revelation 14:12-13
   A Voice From Heaven (21/1219)

Revelation 14:14-20
   The Harvest and the Vintage (50/2910)


Revelation 15

 Revelation 15:3
   Israel in Egypt (3/136)


Revelation 16

 Revelation 16:9
   Judgments and No Repentance: Repentance and No Salvation (34/2054)


Revelation 19

 Revelation 19:7-8
   The Marriage of the Lamb (35/2096)

Revelation 19:9
   The Marriage Supper of the Lamb (41/2428)
   The True Sayings of God (55/3144)

Revelation 19:11-16
   The Rider on the White Horse and the Armies With Him (25/1452)

Revelation 19:12
   The Saviour’s Many Crowns (5/281)


Revelation 20

Revelation 20:4-6
   The First Resurrection (7/391)

Revelation 20:11
   An Awful Contrast (42/2473)  
   The Great White Throne (12/710)

Revelation 20:12   
   The First Resurrection (7/391)


Revelation 21

 Revelation 21:5  
   A New Creation (61/3467)
   Sermon for New Year’s Day (31/1816)

Revelation 21:6  
   Good News for Thirsty Souls (26/1549)

Revelation 21:23 
   The Lamb-The Light (10/583)

Revelation 21:27
   The Barrier (27/1590)


Revelation 22

 Revelation 22:2  
   Christ the Tree of Life (57/3251)
   Healing Leaves (21/1233)

Revelation 22:3 
   The Throne of God and of the Lamb (27/1576)

Revelation 22:4 

   The Heaven of Heaven (14/824)

Revelation 22:13 
   Alpha and Omega (9/546)

Revelation 22:17  
   Come and Welcome (5/279)
   The Double ’Come’ (27/1608)
   God’s Will and Man’s Will (8/442)
   The Oft-Repeated Invitation (46/2685)
   The Two ‘Comes’ (23/1331)

Revelation 22:21 
   Till We Meet Again (27/1628)

Revelation Expository Messages

Revelation Expository Messages

An Introduction to the Book of Revelation

I. The Things Which You Have Seen: (Revelation 1:1-20)

The Revelation of Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:1-8)
The Vision of Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:9-20)

II. The Things Which Are: (Revelation 2:1-3:22)

The Message to the Church in Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-7)
The Message to the Church in Smyrna (Revelation 2:8-11)
The Message to the Church in Pergamum (Revelation 2:12-17)
The Message to the Church in Thyatira (Revelation 2:18-29)
The Message to the Church in Sardis (Revelation 3:1-6)
The Message to the Church in Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13)
The Message to the Church in Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22)

III. The Things Which Must Imminently Take Place: (Revelation 4:1-22:21)

A. Worship in Heaven (Revelation 4:1-5:14)

The Throne in Heaven (Revelation 4:1-11)
The Lamb & the Seven Sealed Scroll (Revelation 5:1-14)

B. The Tribulation (Revelation 6:1-18:24)

The 1st Six Seal Judgments (Revelation 6:1-17)
The Saints of the Great Tribulation (Revelation 7:1-17)
The Seventh Seal Judgments: Beginning of the Trumpets (Revelation 8:1-13)
The Fifth Trumpet Judgment (Revelation 9:1-12)
The Sixth Trumpet Judgment (Revelation 9:13-21)
The Mighty Angel & the Little Book (Revelation 10:1-11)
The Two Witnesses (Revelation 11:1-14)
The Seventh Trumpet Judgment (Revelation 11:15-19)
The Woman and the Dragon (Revelation 12:1-17)
The Beast from the Sea (Revelation 13:1-10)
The Beast from the Earth (Revelation 13:11-18)
Visions of Blessing and Judgment (Revelation 14:1-20)
Prelude to the Bowl Judgments (Revelation 15:1-8)
Pouring Out of the Seven Bowls of Wrath (Revelation 16:1-21)
The Judgment of the Great Harlot (Revelation 17:1-18)
The Judgment of the Great City (Revelation 18:1-24)

C. The Return of Christ in Glory (Revelation 19:1-21)

The Hallelujah Chorus (Revelation 19:1-10)
The Glorious Return (Revelation 19:11-21)

D. The Millennial Reign of Christ (Revelation 20:1-10)

The Millennial Reign of Christ (Revelation 20:1-10)

E. The Great White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20:11-15)

The Great White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20:11-15)

F. The Eternal State: Revelation (Revelation 21:1-22:21)

The New Heaven and the New Earth (Revelation 21:1-8)
The New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:9-22:5)
The Conclusion to the Book of Revelation (Revelation 22:6-21)

Revelation Exposition

See Dr Walvoord's excellent summary on interpretation of prophecy

Rosscup - Written by one of the foremost modern-day articulators of premillennial dispensationalism, this book is a lucid exposition of the Revelation which combines textual exposition with theological orientation. Walvoord shows awareness of wide reading, gives various views, is fair, and deals with problems as they arise. It is the best broad dispensational work to appear in recent years, and Robert Thomas has the best detailed technical work so far. (Commentaries For Biblical Expositors- Dr. Jim Rosscup)

Revelation 1: Introduction: The Things Which Thou Hast Seen
Revelation 2: The Letters To Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, And Thyatira
Revelation 3: The Letters To Sardis, Philadelphia, And Laodicea
Revelation 4: The Church In Heaven
Revelation 5:The Lamb And The Seven-Sealed Book
Revelation 6: The Beginning Of The Great Day Of God’s Wrath
Revelation 7: The Saints of the Great Tribulation
Revelation 8: The Seventh Seal And The Beginning Of The Trumpets
Revelation 9: The Fifth And Sixth Trumpets: The First And Second Woes
Revelation 10: The Mighty Angel With The Little Book
Revelation 11: The Two Witnesses And The Seventh Trumpet
Revelation 12: The Conflict In Heaven And Earth
Revelation 13: The Beasts and the False Prophet
Revelation 14: The Victory of the Lamb and His Followers
Revelation 15: The Vision Of The Seven Last Plagues
Revelation 16: The Vials Of The Wrath Of God
Revelation 17: The Destruction Of Ecclesiastical Babylon
Revelation 18: The Fall Of Babylon
Revelation 19: The Second Coming Of Christ
Revelation 20: The Reign Of Christ
Revelation 21: The New Heaven And The New Earth
Revelation 22: Concluding Revelations And Exhortations

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Sermon Series on Revelation



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