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Destination: Revelation 1-11
Revelation 1-11
Skip Heitzig

Revelation 1 (NKJV™)
1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants--things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John,
2 who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw.
3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.
4 John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne,
5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood,
6 and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.
8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End," says the Lord, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
9 I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet,
11 saying, "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last," and, "What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea."
12 Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands,
13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band.
14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire;
15 His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters;
16 He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.
17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, "Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.
18 "I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.
19 "Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this.
20 "The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches.
Revelation 2 (NKJV™)
1 "To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, 'These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands:
2 "I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars;
3 "and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name's sake and have not become weary.
4 "Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.
5 "Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place--unless you repent.
6 "But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
7 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God."'
8 "And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, 'These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life:
9 "I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
10 "Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
11 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death."'
12 "And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, 'These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword:
13 "I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan's throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
14 "But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.
15 "Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
16 'Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.
17 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it."'
18 "And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write, 'These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass:
19 "I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first.
20 "Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.
21 "And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent.
22 "Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.
23 "I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.
24 "Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no other burden.
25 "But hold fast what you have till I come.
26 "And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations--
27 'He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter's vessels'-- as I also have received from My Father;
28 "and I will give him the morning star.
29 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."'
Revelation 3 (NKJV™)
1 "And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, 'These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: "I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.
2 "Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God.
3 "Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.
4 "You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.
5 "He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.
6 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."'
7 "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, 'These things says He who is holy, He who is true, "He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens":
8 "I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.
9 "Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie--indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.
10 "Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
11 "Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.
12 "He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. And I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.
13 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."'
14 "And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, 'These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God:
15 "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.
16 "So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.
17 "Because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing'--and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked--
18 "I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.
19 "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
20 "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
21 "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
22 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."'"
Revelation 4 (NKJV™)
1 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, "Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this."
2 Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne.
3 And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald.
4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads.
5 And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
6 Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back.
7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle.
8 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!"
9 Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever,
10 the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:
11 "You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created."
Revelation 5 (NKJV™)
1 And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals.
2 Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?"
3 And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it.
4 So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it.
5 But one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals."
6 And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
7 Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne.
8 Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
9 And they sang a new song, saying: "You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
10 And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth."
11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands,
12 saying with a loud voice: "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!"
13 And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: "Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!"
14 Then the four living creatures said, "Amen!" And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever.
Revelation 6 (NKJV™)
1 Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, "Come and see."
2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.
3 When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, "Come and see."
4 Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.
5 When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come and see." So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, "A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine."
7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, "Come and see."
8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.
9 When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held.
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?"
11 Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.
12 I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.
13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.
14 Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.
15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,
16 and said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!
17 "For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"
Revelation 7 (NKJV™)
1 After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree.
2 Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea,
3 saying, "Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads."
4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed:
5 of the tribe of Judah twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand were sealed;
6 of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand were sealed;
7 of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand were sealed;
8 of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand were sealed.
9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands,
10 and crying out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!"
11 All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,
12 saying: "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen."
13 Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, "Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?"
14 And I said to him, "Sir, you know." So he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15 "Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them.
16 "They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat;
17 "for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
Revelation 8 (NKJV™)
1 When He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
2 And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets.
3 Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
4 And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel's hand.
5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake.
6 So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
7 The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.
8 Then the second angel sounded: And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood.
9 And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
10 Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.
11 The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.
12 Then the fourth angel sounded: And a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day did not shine, and likewise the night.
13 And I looked, and I heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, "Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!"
Revelation 9 (NKJV™)
1 Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit.
2 And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit.
3 Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4 They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
5 And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man.
6 In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.
7 The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men.
8 They had hair like women's hair, and their teeth were like lions' teeth.
9 And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle.
10 They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months.
11 And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.
12 One woe is past. Behold, still two more woes are coming after these things.
13 Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates."
15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind.
16 Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone.
18 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed--by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths.
19 For their power is in their mouth and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do harm.
20 But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk.
21 And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.
Revelation 10 (NKJV™)
1 I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head, his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire.
2 He had a little book open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land,
3 and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars. When he cried out, seven thunders uttered their voices.
4 Now when the seven thunders uttered their voices, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, "Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them."
5 The angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised up his hand to heaven
6 and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it, that there should be delay no longer,
7 but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.
8 Then the voice which I heard from heaven spoke to me again and said, "Go, take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the earth."
9 So I went to the angel and said to him, "Give me the little book." And he said to me, "Take and eat it; and it will make your stomach bitter, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth."
10 Then I took the little book out of the angel's hand and ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. But when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter.
11 And he said to me, "You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings."
Revelation 11 (NKJV™)
1 Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, "Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there.
2 "But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months.
3 "And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth."
4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth.
5 And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner.
6 These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire.
7 When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them.
8 And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
9 Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves.
10 And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.
11 Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.
12 And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here." And they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them.
13 In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake seven thousand people were killed, and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven.
14 The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly.
15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!"
16 And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God,
17 saying: "We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, The One who is and who was and who is to come, Because You have taken Your great power and reigned.
18 The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, And the time of the dead, that they should be judged, And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, And those who fear Your name, small and great, And should destroy those who destroy the earth."
19 Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of His covenant was seen in His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail.

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DESTINATION: Revelation


The Revelation of Jesus Christ was given to John to show His servants what must soon take place. This book is filled with prophecies of things to come. It is the final warning that the world will surely end and judgment will be certain. It gives us a tiny glimpse of Heaven and all of the glories awaiting the faithful. It takes us through the great tribulation with all its woes, and the final fire that all unbelievers will face for eternity. The book reiterates the fall of Satan and the doom in store for him and his angels.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:


c. 90-95 A.D.

Writing of the Book of Revelation


TRIP PLANNER:


A simple outline for the Book of Revelation is found in Revelation 1:19. Christ tells John to "Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later." The things John had already seen are recorded in chapter 1. The "things which are" (that were present in John's day) are recorded in chapters 2-3 (the letters to the churches). The "things that will take place" (future things) are recorded in chapters 4-22.


PLACES OF INTEREST:


Patmos - An island off the coast of Asia Minor in the Aegean Sea, where John received the Revelation of Jesus Christ.


Ephesus - One of the four largest cities in the Roman Empire and a center of culture and trade. Its large amphitheater, capable of holding 24,000 people, was the scene of the riot against Paul described in Acts 19:21-41.


Smyrna - A port city on the Aegean. It was the center of the imperial cult which worshipped the Emperor. Today the city is called Izmir.


Pergamum - A city of 180,000, it contained notable pagan temples. It probably was the official center of the Roman government and was also noted for its practice of emperor worship.


Thyatira - Located on the road from Pergamum to Sardis, it held temples to Apollo and Hellios, but it was more noted as a center of trade guilds and commerce. Association in such trade guilds often involved eating "food sacrificed to idols" (2:20).


Sardis - Located at the junction of the imperial highways linking Pergamum, Smyrna, and Ephesus. It was the capital of the wealthy Croesus, and suffered a devastating earthquake in 17 A.D.


Philadelphia - Even more devastated by the earthquake of 17 A.D. Today it is known as Alasehir.


Laodicea - A very prosperous city whose wealth and reputation were based on its wool and linen industry that produced black cloth, and its manufacture of an eye ointment. Its liability was its limited and foul tasting water supply.


Armageddon - The word occurs only once in the Bible (Revelation 16:16) where it is used to locate the place where the last battle will be fought. The word comes from the Hebrew "Har Megiddo," meaning, the Mount of Megiddo. Because of its strategic location, many battles were fought there in ancient times.


PEOPLE OF INTEREST:


John - The last survivor of the 12 disciples, who received the Revelation of Jesus Christ.


FUN FACTS:


Some who say this book was written before the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD since the fall of Jerusalem is not mentioned in the book.


666 - Many have speculated what this number (in Revelation 13:17-18) means. Both Hebrew and Greek use their alphabets for counting, so it’s possible to add up the value of the letters of a person’s name and arrive at a sum. Everyone from Nero to Adolph Hitler has been suggested.


Apocalypse, apocalyptic - A Greek word meaning uncovering or revealing. It is the first word of the last book of the New Testament, and hence the book is sometimes called "The Apocalypse."


Eschatology - Eschatos is a Greek word meaning "last." Eschatology, therefore, is a general way of referring to beliefs or teachings regarding the "last things," that is, events that happen in the end times.

Keywords: revelation, prophecy, prophecies, judgment, tribulation, eternity, eschatology, apocalypse

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Pastor Skip Heitzig: Behind me is Westminster Chapel in London, England; G. Campbell Morgan and Martyn Lloyd-Jones preached here. Today many of the great churches that once flourished throughout England are in decline. As we approach our flight over the book of Revelation; we'll come to warnings from Jesus to His church. So let's prepare for our flight with this information.

Peter Benson: Amazing land is ahead as we approach the book of Revelation; you will certainly want to tighten your sit belts for this one.

Pastor Skip Heitzig: Well, this book fortunately names itself, in verse 1, as you can see it's the Revelation of Jesus Christ; this is His unveiling. That's what the word revelation means; it's the Greek word, apokalypsis, which means to take the veil off, or to make something clear, and this is the idea I want you to get in your mind about this book.

It pictures some great statue that has been draped over; it's in front of the public building, there is a gathering, the band plays, the mayor speaks, and the artist stands up and talks about what he was thinking when he made the statue, then suddenly as the music stops, the drape or the veil is lifted off and the statue is for all to see. That's the idea of the word, the revelation. And I'll tell you why that's important, because the word itself is in contrast to what a lot of people think this book is. Oh, this is a hard to understand book, it's mysterious, it's shrouded in mystery. No, it's not; it's meant to take the veil off, so we can see Jesus clearly as the glorified judge of all the earth and the coming King.

Louis Talbot wrote these words about the book of Revelation, "The devil has turned thousands of people away from this portion of God's Word. He does not want anyone to read a book that tells of His being cast out of heaven. Nor is he anxious for us to read it would be ultimate triumph of his number one enemy, Jesus Christ. The more you study the book of Revelation, the more you understand why Satan fights so hard to keep God's people away from it."

This book was penned by John, we have been studying John's writing the last couple of weeks, First John, Second John, Third John. John was very old when he wrote this, and this book was written in the last part of the last decade of the first century. So somewhere between A.D. 95 and 96, John on a craggy, rocky, desolate, isolated island called Patmos, about 25 miles off the coast of Asia Minor, it's an island that's 6 miles wide by 10 miles long; I have been to Patmos by the way, it's a beautiful island today, it wasn't back then, but they'll show you the Grotto of Saint John, they call it, where supposedly John received this revelation.

You will notice in verse 1, then "the revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave Him, [that is God the Father gave it to Jesus, who gave it His servants] to show His servants things which must shortly take place and He sent and signified by His angel to His servant John. Who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all that he saw." You see the word in verse 1, 'shortly' "these things must shortly take place" that has stumbled a few people. They say, well, wait a minute, this thing was written a couple of thousands years ago, and he said it's going to shortly take place, isn't 2000 years like not shortly but longly, distantly? The Greek construction is en tachai, 'shortly' en tachai and we get our word tachometer from that. It's an instrument to measure velocity, and the idea is that when these things happen, they are going to happen very rapidly in a short period of time, and once they do happen, and they are not happening yet, but once the tribulation begins, it's a set period of time and it will happen very, very rapidly. In the last days of history, God is going to put it in high gear, high velocity, en tachai, very quickly, they'll come to pass.

Again just notice in verse 1, revelation is singular. This isn't the book of Revelations, plural, it's the book of Revelation, singular. It's not a bunch of revelations about the future though they are there, it's mainly the revelation of one particular person, and that is Jesus Christ; that's the theme of the book; it reveals Jesus.

So in chapters 2 and 3, we will see Jesus as the resurrected, glorified King and Priest ministering to the churches. In chapters 4 and 5, we will see Jesus as the glorified Lamb of God in heaven. In chapters 6 through 18, we will see Jesus as the coming judge. In chapters 19, we will see Jesus as the returning ruler to the earth, and in chapters 20 through 22, as the bridegroom with His bride, it's all about Jesus Christ and reveling Him.

Verse 3; "Blessed is he that reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it: for the time is near." Notice that this book of Revelation is prophecy. It is not allegory, it is prophecy, and one-fourth of the Bible is prophetic literature, but notice it's a special kind of prophecy. It's a prophecy that uses signs or symbols. For you'll notice it says, "He sent and signified it [or used signs] by His angel."

And we find a lot of signs, symbols in this book. We find lamp stands, trumpets, bulls, beast, seals, we will see Jesus as the judge where a sword, two edged sword comes from His mouth, all sorts of symbolic language is used in this prophecy. And the question is, why the use of such symbolism, why is the book of Revelation written like the book of Zechariah with signs or significations or symbols?

For a few reasons; number one, they'll stand the test of time. It seems that symbols transcend time, language, and culture. If you write about something in a symbolic way, it doesn't matter what the culture is, or how it progresses or what the culture and customs are; it will transcend that.

Here is a second reason why it's used. I believe symbolism arouses emotion like nothing else. See it's one thing to say there is coming a world dictator. You can say that or you could put it in a symbolic way that connotates and demands more emotion, and I saw a beast rising up out of the sea. You can speak about a world corrupt religious system, or you can talk about Babylon the great, the harlot over all the earth; it arouses strong and deep emotion.

And here is a third reason because all of the signs and symbols in the book have their roots somewhere else, and you know where that is? The Old Testament. We read Revelation, and we go, huuh, what, what could that mean? But if you lived with the Jewish background of the Old Testament scriptures, a lot of those symbols will ring bells and flags in your mind, you'll go, I remember reading that somewhere. In fact, it's been said that of the 406 verses of scriptures in the book of Revelation, there are 360 references or inferences or allusions to the Old Testament. So for us it sounds foreign in symbolism, but in the First Century, it was closer to home and more easily understood.

Now notice what it says, notice the special blessing, saying Skip, at this rate, you're not going to cover 11 chapters, trust me. Notice the special blessing, "Blessed is he or happy is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy and keep it." A special blessing is pronounced for those who read it, those who listen to it, and those who keep it. So what this tells me is, rather than us saying, oh, I'll just leave this book to the theologians to figure out. I won't read it, I'll read Psalms or one of the Gospels, it's a whole lot easier.

There is a special blessing for those who read it, hear it, and keep it. You know what that blessing is I believe? I think it's the blessing of seeing Jesus clearly, and the clearer that you see Jesus, the happier that you will get. You see Him clearly, you see the future glory of Him coming and ruling over the earth, and reigning in glory over His creation and ultimately with His bride in heaven. And the clearer you see Jesus, the blessing comes, you'll be happier. Why? Because you'll understand God has a plan for this world, it's going somewhere. And instead of flipping out like people do today with the economy, you can go, it's all in God's hands; this is going somewhere, and I have read the end of the story, we win.

So you'll have hope; so as you read Revelation, you'll get more blessed or you will get happier. But there is one portion of this that is sort of hard to understand, it says, "And who keeps this book." How do you keep the book of Revelation, how do you obey this book? You have all this information that's in symbolic language, it's one thing to hear it, one thing to read it. How do you keep it? I think simply by coming to a choice in light of this book, to live in the light of eternity, rather than the temporal world, rather than making your decisions and planning your day and planning your life, based upon temporal reality, which is transitional, it will be on eternal values; that's how you keep this book.

Notice, down in verse 19 of chapter 1, the book also comes with an outline. "Write the things which you have seen, the things which are, and the things which will take place after this." That is the key verse to this whole book, that verse is the outline of the book. The book is given to you based upon chapter 1 verse 19, that's how John writes it. So write the things which you have seen; that is the vision of Jesus Christ that is in chapter 1.

John sees a vision of Jesus and he writes what he sees. Then notice, and the things which are, John does that; in chapters 2 and 3, he writes about the condition of seven churches in Asia Minor, modern day Turkey. And then the things which will take place after this; after the church comes chapter 6, where he is caught up in the heaven and he writes about the future.

Now it's a very -- I would say critical, I would say important couple of words that I want to bring your attention to. If this is the outline and to this, because that's how the book is laid out, there is a couple of words where it says, "will take place after this" the words 'after this' in Greek, Meta Tauta 'after this' or after these things.

Now when we get to chapter 6 after the church is written about, and the heavenly scene of chapter 4 and 5 is over, these two words pop up again, Meta Tauta, 'after this'. So John writes about the vision of Jesus Christ chapter 1, he writes about the church, which is the church age I'll explain and then he writes what happens after the church age, beginning in verse or chapter 6. So let's look at the first swath of this, the things which you have seen. Notice the vision of Jesus Christ in chapter 1, and I'll read relatively quickly verse 9.

"I John, both your brother, and companion in tribulation, and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on an island that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice as of a trumpet. Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last: and, "What you see, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches that are in Asia; to Ephesus, to Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea. Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to His feet and girded about the chest with a golden band."

"His head and His hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; and His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters. He had in His right hand seven stars: and out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead, [good move]. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, "Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, who was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and Death.""

This is the first part, this is what John has seen, he writes that first. He sees Jesus Christ and incidentally he sees Jesus like he had never seen Jesus before. John was an apostle; he walked with Jesus, he saw Him as the Nazarene walking from town to town, teaching from place to place. He saw Jesus also on the Mount of Transfiguration with Moses and Elijah. Later on, he sees Jesus after He rises from the dead, and then ascends into heaven, but here he sees Jesus differently than he has ever seen Him before.

Here John is in the Spirit, and he sees Jesus Christ as the righteous judge of all the earth, and this language is symbolic of that, the glorious judge. John saw it, unfortunately a lot of Christians don't see it. They say, well, I picture Jesus as always smiling, patting young children on the head, embracing everyone, tolerating everything anyone would want to practice, I prefer to think of Jesus that way. That's good, He was loving, He was merciful, He was embracing, but get the full picture. Blessed, happy is the one who gets the full picture of Jesus Christ as the ultimate, glorious, righteous judge who will put an end to all evil and judge every form of it ultimately; that's what John sees here.

Now there is symbolism, there are stars, and there are lampstands, and we don't even have to guess what those are, because in verse 20, notice "the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands, the seven stars are the angles of the seven churches." Angeloi, angels or literally messengers of the seven churches, it could refer to the pastors, He holds them in His hand. "And the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches." That's a fitting description of what the church is to be, a lampstand, we are to show people the way out of darkness into the light.

Now Jesus said He was the light of the world, but He also said to His disciples, you are the light of the world. Our task as the church isn't just to get together a couple of times a week and glow together, God, I love the glow, I not only love the glow, I love the after glow afterwards. That's great, we want you to glow, but we want you to go as well. And so we have here the lampstands, the showing of the way from light into or darkness into light. Notice of Jesus, it said, His eyes are a flame of fire, His feet like fine brass as if refined in a furnace, all about His judgment language, fire and brass are symbols of judgment.

You remember in the tabernacle, the altar that was the altar of sacrifice was made out of brass; the altar for worship and the inner sanctum is made out of gold, so brass becomes a symbol of judgment. Here is Jesus as the righteous judge. So that's the first part of Revelation, the things which John sees.

Chapters 2 and 3 are the things which are, going back to our outline in verse 19, "The things which are." And he describes seven churches with real names that really existed 2000 years ago in Asia Minor or modern day Turkey. What are these seven churches? There is a few different applications, number one as I said, they are real churches in real towns; I have visited those towns. Now they are a pile of ruins for the most part.


There were seven real congregations with seven real conditions, that are wrotten, wrotten about, they were wrotten about right here in this book, that are written about here in the Bible in a letter by Jesus. By the way, I prefer not to call them seven letters, but seven postcards; they're very short; they're just little snippets, quick little evaluations.

So number one, real life situation. Number two, I think they represent a historical application. I do believe that these seven churches represent seven periods of church history, from the apostolic church all the way to the apostate church in the end. And then third, I think there is a timeless application to all churches, all eras. In fact, I can even think, think you can break that down, and say that in every single congregation there are people that represent these seven conditions.

For example, there maybe some in here tonight like the church of Ephesus, that are very busy, very active, very discerning, but you've lost of spark of true intense love and devotion for Jesus Christ. Or some of you are like the church at Smyrna, you are suffering, and I mean suffering for your faith in Jesus Christ because you are a Christian you are being hassled, tormented, mocked, but you are holding on tightly to Him. Others are like the church at Pergamos; you're Christians but you are compromising Christians; you're tolerating things like false teaching, false doctrine.

There maybe some in here like the church of Thyatira, you are a little bit loose morally and loose spiritually, and you lack discernment for truth. Others could be like the church at Sardis; you don't want to be like that; these were spiritually dead people; they had the name of Christian, but they were dead. Others might be like the church at Philadelphia, you are experiencing personal revival, you're keeping His word. And then finally, some maybe more than a few are like the last church, at Laodicea, lukewarm, not hot not cold, but sort of complacent, sort of apathetic, whatever not a big deal.

Now look back at chapter 2 verse 1, we're just going to take a few quick snippets. In each postcard to the seven churches, in each one, Jesus introduces Himself borrowing a portion of the vision of chapter one. He will take part of the description of chapter 1 and introduce Himself to one church, take another part of that description in chapter 1 and introduce Himself to another church, and in each of these seven postcards he uses the phrase, "I know your works."

So look at chapter 2 verse; "To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, 'These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand and walks into seven golden lampstands, I know your works.'"

Verse 8; "And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, 'These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and who came to life, I know your works.'"

Verse 12; "To the angel of the church at Pergamos write, 'These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword, I know your works.'"

Verse 18; "And to the angel of the church at Thyatira write, 'These things says the Son of God, whose eyes are like a flame of fire, and His feet are like fine brass, I know your works.'" That's what He does to each of those seven churches.

Go down to chapter 3 now, verse 14 through 22, the church at Laodicea, look at verse 20; "Behold, I stand at the door, and I knock, [that's Jesus, I am knocking at the door]. If any man hears My voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and dine with him, and he with Me." How often is that verse quoted to unbelievers? Look, if Jesus standing at the door of your heart right now, trying to get in, open up your heart, and that is true, but that is not the context here. The context here is Jesus is on the outside of His church, a church that bears His name but He is trying to get in; He's trying to get close and they are not letting Him.


So He's knocking; He's not forcing Himself, He's asking, "Open the door, I'll come in, and I'll dine with you." Now you got to understand, dining, eating in the Bible was a sacred form of intimate fellowship. They didn't do fast food 2000 years ago. They had no in and out Falafel stand. To have a meal was a lingering thing, and I have had Middle Eastern meals where it's hours, because you are sharing yourself with another person. They believe this, the food that I eat is the same food that you eat, and because the food goes into my body and breaks down and becomes a part of my body, and becomes a part of your body, we are becoming one with each other; so it's intimate. Jesus is saying, "I want intimacy with you; I want closeness with you."

So here is Jesus on the outside trying to get in; I want to dine with you. Something I discovered about Jesus too that I really like, Jesus Christ loved to eat. Hallelujah! In fact, sometimes He got in trouble for it. He had a reputation, oh, He likes to eat with sinners and publicans, right? He had that reputation. But remember the story of Zacchaeus. Jesus walking through Jericho and there is that short little guy, he is up in the tree, looking at Jesus, and Jesus stops at the tree and goes, Zacchaeus, let's go, come on down, we are going to your house for lunch, loose translation, and they do. They go over there, and they eat; Jesus love to eat; Jesus loves that intimacy and close kind of fellowship.

Now chapter 4 onward is the third part of the book of Revelation; we're not going to finish it tonight, we're just going to chapter 11. The things which you have seen in chapter 1, the things which are in chapters 2 and 3, and now the things which will take place after this, after these things. Notice the last verse of chapter 3, "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."

And then chapter 4 verse 1; "After these things, [Meta Tauta]. Question what things? Answer, these things. But what are these things? The things of chapters 2 and 3. The things to the church at Ephesus, Smyrna, Thyatira, Laodicea, Philadelphia, after these things come other things of the future.

Now I drew your attention to the last verse of chapter 3, because this is the last time in the book of Revelation where you read the word church or churches. You'll not find it again until chapter 22 because the churches mentioned is not in view here, it's over. The things of the church are over; the church age is over, and now he writes about things future. Everything from here on out is future.

Chapter 4 and 5 is adoration in heaven, and then chapters 6 through 18 tribulation on the earth; chapter 19, the second coming of Jesus from heaven to earth; chapter 20, the millennium or you might say, heaven on earth and chapters 21 through 22, the new heaven and the new earth, the eternal state.

So verse 1, chapter 4; "After these things I looked, and, behold, a door standing opened in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, "Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place [Meta Tauta] after this." Immediately, I was in the Spirit: and, behold, a throne set in heaven, and one sat on the throne." Now this sounds strangely familiar, like you know, I have heard this language before, in fact, I think I remember Paul writing something like this, exactly. John is experiencing envision form what Paul wrote about in First Thessalonians chapter 4.

"He said, the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, with the trumpet of God: and the dead in Christ will rise first. And we who are alive and remain will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air." So here's the voice of a trumpet, come up here; immediately John is caught up, and I believe that is a beautiful indicative, prophetic picture of the rapture of the church. From here on out John will see things from a heavenly perspective, from the throne room perspective. He'll see judgment upon the earth, but it will be from this perspective.

Verse 3; "And he who sat there was like the jasper and sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. Around the throne, were twenty-four thrones and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting clothed in white robes and they had crowns of gold on their heads. And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are, the seven Spirits of God. In front of the throne was something like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. In the center of the throne, underneath side of the throne were four living creatures full of eyes, [weird], full of eyes in front and in back."

First thing that catches John's eye when he's taken immediately in the spirit up to heaven, isn't long lost friends or relatives, but God. Now I know for certain, that when you get to heaven, you will see your relatives and friends who were believers, who went before you, and you'll recognize them. But I think the main attraction of heaven won't be reuniting with your mother or father or son or daughter or friend, but seeing God. He will occupy, and be the greatest part of what you see when you get to heaven. It's God, it's really Him, I am really here, check it out, and He sees the throne. It's the place from which He rules and reigns and calls the shots. This is the perspective that John will have throughout this book.

Around the throne were other thrones. There were twenty-four elders, very similar to a king in a court with subjects around. Now these twenty-four elders, who are they? I think it's best to see them as representative of God's people, representative of God's people. You remember back in the Old Testament there were course of priests, i.e., there was a group of priests that served their week throughout the year, how many courses of priests were there altogether? Twenty-four. Twenty-four groups of priests. The priests were representatives of the nation of Israel before God, they represented the whole nation. These twenty-four elders are representative of God's people caught up into heaven, just like the priest in the Old Testament represented.

Now it could be that this is representative of the church, or here's another possibility, they could represent Old Testament saints, as well as the church, and I say that, because when we get to the New Jerusalem in chapter 21, 22. John sees the city of Jerusalem with twelve gates, and above the gates are the names of the twelve tribes of Israel, and the city has twelve foundations, and they're named after the twelve Apostles of the Lamb. So you have twelve and twelve which is twenty-four, either one is plausible, but they're representative, a representative group of people. Also notice there are four living creatures. These four living creatures are what? Any guesses? Be safe. How about angels?

Right. That'll be good, we don't have to worry about which class of angels. These angelic beings are angles that are in God's presence and will administrate the judgment that is coming on the earth in the great tribulation period.

Chapter 5, verse 1, you all doing okay so far? Alright, good, good. We're going fast I know, and I'm talking really fast, I know, like a kind of a car salesman, no offense if you are a car salesman, because I'm being one right now [laughter]. "And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne, a scroll written inside and on the back sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the scroll, and to loose the seals?" And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look at it." "So I wept much."" A better translation with great convulsions I wept.

Great display of emotion. "I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll or to look at it. But one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals."" Anybody familiar with Old Testament, especially Jewish documentation would make a guess that this is the title deed to the earth. Title deeds were written on scrolls, there were the stipulations of the deed of property, the rights of property on the inside and the outside, and then it was sealed with a wax seal. This is a seal with seven seals, and as each one is peeled off, it will represent a judgment.

Now in ancient times, property in Israel was never lost permanently. The land, if you had to forfeit it for whatever reason, could be redeemed, purchased back. But you had to qualify, there were three qualifications. Number one, you had to be a relative, a kinsman, go'el, the Hebrew word, you had to be related, you had to be in the family. Number two, you had to be able, that is, you had to have the money to do it. Number three, you had to be willing to do it and the great illustration of that is the book of Ruth, you know the story.

Naomi marries a guy named Elimelech. There is a famine in the land, they leave Bethlehem and they go to Moab. But in Moab Elimelech dies, her two sons, Naomi's two sons Mahlon and Chilion die, and so now you have these three women, Naomi and Ruth and Orpah, they're left. Orpah, decides to stay, Ruth decides to come with mother-in-law back to Bethlehem. She is a servant in the field. They've lost their property to forfeiture, because they left the land, but there is a kinsman-redeemer, a go'el named Boaz, who is a relative, will pay the price, and is willing to do so. It's a beautiful story of redemption and this is the title deed to the earth.

John weeps, who is worthy, is the question. Who has the right to rule? Who has the authority to finish God's plan upon the earth and redeem it back? No one, except one, and that is Jesus Christ, who takes the scroll and unlooses the seals. Here's the deal; God created the earth; it was His, belongs to Him; we become stewards of that. But what happened? Adam, Adam forfeited the land; Adam forfeited the earth to Satan who was the usurper. And what does Romans chapter 5 say?

"Through one man, sin entered the world and death through sin, and death spread to all, for all have sinned." Adam was like the Benedict Arnold who gave away the title deed to the earth, to Satan, who was called incidentally in scripture, the god of this world. And even when Jesus was being tempted and the devil said, "Hey, if you bow down and worship me, I'll give you all of these kingdoms." Now listen to what he says, "For they are mine, and I can give them to whosoever I will."

Now Jesus didn't dispute Satan, He didn't say, they are not yours, because in a sense they were. Yeah, they were Gods by creation, but the title deed was given over by the fall, Jesus came to the earth, shed His blood, but this is the final takeover. This is where the title deed gets back to God and that will come through the tribulation period; God will judge the earth, purify it, cleanse it, and fully redeem it back.

So what happens? Rest of chapter 5 is about worship; verses 8, 9, and 10, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders, worship. Verses 11 and 12, the angels join in and worship. Verses 13 and 14, every creature will also join and worship. Now beginning in chapter 6, all the way to chapter 18, actually part of chapter 19; is the tribulation period; the tribulation period. Let me break it down for you; there's three sets of judgment in these chapters; seals, seven seals, seven trumpets and seven bowls, they represent a series of judgments that will happen very, very rapidly upon the earth.

With each set of judgments, it gets worse, gets more intense, very rapid, very hard, in a very, very short period of time. I mean, three-and-a-half years. The earth is going to go through its worst period ever in the future, and it will happen very quickly. It won't be, it won't be prolonged, it won't be dragged out. For Jesus even said, "unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved but for the elect's sake, those days will be shortened."

Now when these three sets of judgments are finished, seals, trumpets, and bowls, God's wrath is finished, it's over with, and then He just takes over. So chapter 6 tells us the opening of the seven seals. Okay, now I need your mind just for a minute, I am going to give you chapters 6 through 18, 19 very quickly. Chapter 6 begins the first set of judgments called the seals. Chapter 7 is a parenthesis; where additional information is given. Then chapter 8 and 9 continues the chronology, the trumpet judgments. But chapters 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 is a parenthesis where additional information in details are given to that time period.

Then chapter 16 resumes the chronology of the tribulation judgments where we have the bowls being poured out, but chapter 17 and 18 are a parenthesis. Then, chapter 19 will end the chronological order of the book of Revelation in terms of the tribulation, it's over. It is pretty easy to follow it chronologically, you just have to know that you have six seals and then a parenthesis for additional information, and then a seventh seal, the seven seal ushers in seven more judgments, called trumpet judgments.

You have a six of those, and then there is a parenthesis with additional information. The seventh trumpet ushers in, the last seven judgments called bowl judgments. That's how it works, that's how the rest of the book is laid out.

So chapter 6 verse 1; Now, "I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, 'Come and see'. And I looked, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. And when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, 'Come and see'. Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat to take peace from the earth, the people should kill one another, and there was given to him a great sword."

"And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, 'Come and see'. So I looked and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures say, 'A measure of wheat [or a quart of wheat for a day's wage] a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a day's wage. [I think the inflation is bad now]. And do not harm the oil and the wine."

"He opened up the fourth seal, and I heard a voice of the fourth living creature saying, 'Come and see'. So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth."

This is the tribulation period; there's not a time like it in the world. It will be the worst period of time in human history. Now Jesus did say this, in the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. In that verse, the tribulation He was talking about are the trials and tribulations we have everyday, everybody goes through them, this is different.

The tribulation that we go through everyday, comes from as its source the world, and the prince of this world, the devil, which just likes to have hassle everything and everyone. In the future, the great tribulation doesn't come from the world or from Satan, it comes directly from God on a Christ rejecting world. It's the worst time in history, worst than the Dark Ages, worst than the Holocaust in World War II, worst than the Great Depression, a whole lot worst than this present recession we are going through. In fact, did you know that more space in scripture is devoted to the tribulation period, than even the second coming of Jesus Christ, all throughout scripture?

Jeremiah 30, "For that day is great, [the day of the Lord], so that there is none like it. It is the time of Jacob's trouble.

Daniel chapter 12 verse 1; "There will be a great time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that time."

Matthew 24 verse 21; "Our Lord Jesus said, "And there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.""

Now just in case you are thinking, well, I mean how bad could it be? I mean, we have seen a lot of bad times, how bad could it be? Really bad, there's smoke, there's fire, there's hailstones that weigh about 125 pounds, careening from heaven to the earth, there's the abyss, the bottom was pit that is open and belches out demons all over the world that bring torment for months upon the inhabitance of the earth, green things are destroyed, fresh water is destroyed, a fourth of mankind is wiped out, another third of mankind is wiped out, really, really bad.

Chapter 7 is a parenthesis, but chapter 6 is the first set of judgments. Chapter 7 is a parenthesis between the sixth and then seventh seal. Chapter 7 answers the question that is posed in chapter 6, look at verse 17 of chapter 6. "For great is the day of His wrath [or for the great day of his wrath] has come, [here is the question] and who is able to stand?"

Now chapter 7 answers the question, there are two groups that are able to stand. There is one hundred and forty-four thousand, and there is an innumerable multitude of gentiles from all over the earth. Verse 1; "After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea. Saying, do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads. And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand [now please notice the rest of this sentence], of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed."

In verses 5 through 8, will list the tribes by name that are sealed. I have been fascinated throughout the years to see how many groups want to identify themselves as being part of the one hundred and forty-four thousand? Herbert W. Armstrong at one time, false cult at one time they have since reformed, claimed to be the one hundred and forty-four thousand. Seventh-day Adventists have claimed to be the one hundred and forty-four thousand. The Jehovah Witnesses that one time said, they were the one hundred and forty-four thousand. This is before they were one hundred and forty-four thousand, Jehovah Witnesses.

And then once they had that number reached, and there were more, they had to recalculate a whole new theology. But anytime somebody says, I am part of the one hundred and forty-four thousand, my question to them is very simple, which tribe are you from? And they typically go, "Huh?" And I take them to this verse, here is the tribes that are listed. Which tribe of Israel do you belong to? It tells us who they are; these are Jews, not JWs. They are Jews, they are Jewish, they are messianic Jewish people who were protected by God during the tribulation period miraculously as judgments fall upon the earth, one hundred and forty-four thousand Jewish people who believe Jesus as their Messiah. How did they get saved? I believe, by a couple of people who will be introduced to in chapter 11 called the two witnesses.

The two witnesses seem to have evangelized and do signs and wonders and convince one hundred and forty-four thousand Jewish people to be messianic Jews, and the messianic Jews, the one hundred and forty-four thousand, they witness to people in the tribulation period, and there is an enumerable multitude of Gentiles that are saved.

I think the greatest evangelism in history will take place in the great tribulation period. It will be horrible, it will be hell on earth, but there will be people saved; a lot of them. Now I say that for two reasons; one is a theological reason, and one is the logical reason. The theological reason is the reason Jesus Christ gave in Matthew 24 verse 14. "This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all nations and then the end will come."

It doesn't mean we are going to evangelize the earth, us, and then the Lord will come at the rapture. It means in the tribulation period, there is going to be an everlasting angel that flies though heaven, there is going to be two witnesses that do signs and wonders, and that's going to bring one hundred and forty-four thousand Jewish converts in, and I don't if you have ever seen a Jewish believer, but they are pretty persuasive, they are pretty on fire and pretty zealous. Imagine one hundred and forty-four thousand of them babies around the earth, it makes sense, and enumerable multitude would come, and they do.

And the logical reason, is because these are the two groups mentioned in this chapter that are associated together. Notice verse 9; "After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nation, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands. And crying out in a loud voice saying, "Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!""

Chapter 8; the seventh seal is broken, and that ushers in the next phase of judgment, which are the seven trumpet judgment, trumpets were used to announce things, and they announced judgment. The first four announced natural judgment, natural judgment; there's judgment upon the land; there's judgment upon the ocean; there's judgment upon fresh water sources; there's judgment upon the luminaries, the heavenly bodies. The next three trumpets announced supernatural judgment, because in chapter 9, demons are led out of the abyss, and they fill the earth and they torment men for five months on the earth with some kind of pain, some kind of inflammation that is so bad that people want to die, but the Bible says, " Death will take a vacation." Death will not happen for five months, people won't be able to die. But there will be tremendous suffering during that period of time.

Well, by now we are well into the tribulation period. And can I just say very quickly before we bring this to a close in chapter 11, there is no need to spiritualize this. I take it literally; I know they are signs and symbols, but I take it as a literal event that are tied to signs and symbols. I think you do yourself damage, and I will explain why? If you try to spiritualize everything, because once one hundred and forty-four thousand doesn't mean a one hundred and forty-four thousand, once Jews don't mean Jews, once seven doesn't mean seven, then what does it mean?

And here is the answer; no one knows. Once you depart from the literal interpretation of it, you just make stuff up, and that's what the amillenialists has done, and I don't have time to get into it. I will distract from where we were at. Okay, chapter 10 and 11 is the parenthesis, remember, the interlude, so there is six seals an interlude, the seventh issues in seven more judgments, six come, there's an interlude which is chapter 10 and 11 before the seven trumpet, and then chapter 11 verse 15, the seventh trumpet beings. Look at chapter 11, verse 3; "I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy, [notice how literal this is], a thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth." That happens to be 42 months, or it happens to be three-half years, if you go by their prophetic calender of 360 days a year.

Verse 4; "These are the two olive trees, and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth. And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies and if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. These have power to shut heaven, so that rain doesn't fall on the days of their prophecy; they have power over the waters to turn them to blood, they strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire."

The question is who are these guys? To help us understand who they are, it says in verse 4, these are the two olive trees; you say, I'm not helped by that. [Laughter] Well, if you remember the book of Zachariah, remember these are symbols that are the roots in the Old Testament, it will ring a bell. Chapter 4 of Zachariah, Zachariah has a vision, remember? He sees in his vision, a lampstand, the menorah, the golden lampstand, above it is a golden receptacle, a bowl with pipes that go into the seven lamps, on either side of this lampstand or menorah, are two olive trees, and the olive oil goes directly from the olive trees into the golden receptacle and flows into the lampstand, into the menorah; it's an automated menorah. And then the angel says, Zachariah, what does that mean? He goes, I don't know. And he says, "This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit says the Lord."

So Zerubbabel, the governor and Joshua the priest were the two witnesses at that time in Jewish history. God was saying, I know it's hard to be back in the land. I know it's tough to rebuild the temple and the nation, but I am going to keep this thing going. I am going to use these two to finish the task. So like those two who in the Old Testament, were used by the spirit, powerfully to finish the task and be a witness to the nation, these two will in the future tribulation, through the hardship, be infused by the Spirit of God and be God's witness to the Jewish nation out of which the one hundred and forty-four thousand believers will come. Who are these two witnesses? I am going to guess. I don't know, but I am going to guess that one is Moses and one is Elijah. What better two witnesses could there be for the Jewish nation, than to have Moses and Elijah? Why do I say that?

One number, because of their past. Notice the miracles that these two witnesses do; they sound very similar to what Moses did and Elijah did. Didn't Moses turn the Nile River to blood? It's that what they do here. Didn't Elijah call down fire from heaven on the Second Kings chapter 1 and the men who tried to arrest him? So because of the past.

Number two, because of prophecy, because of prophecy. Concerning Elijah, Malachi chapter 4, the prophet said, "I will send you Elijah before that great and terrible or awesome day of the Lord." That's why every Passover the door is open, and a chair is kept for Elijah, because of the prophecy.

Number three, I say, I believe it's Moses and Elijah, because of precedence, they did it before. On the Mount of Transfiguration, who were the two that appeared with Jesus? Moses and Elijah. What were they doing? Talking about the future kingdom. They were seen in a glorious state in the future. And finally I believe it because of the way they passed from this world; both had very unusual life endings. Elijah didn't die; he didn't die; he was taken up into heaven in a whirlwind. And Moses when he died, there was this unusual argument over his body, right? Jude chapter 9, Michael the archangel, disputing with Satan over the body of Moses, who cares about a body unless God has future plans for it.

So my guess, it's Moses and Elijah, you might have your own guess, whatever, we don't know. So you can go over and say, I know who it is I think; we don't know; we can only guess. Verse 14 and we'll close; "The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly." And beginning in Verse 15, comes the seventh trumpet.

That will now usher in the last part of the tribulation period, the seven bowls judgments. We are into the final months of the tribulation, and we will cover that next week into the second coming of Christ, and then the new heaven and the new earth, etcetera.

Let's have a word of prayer. Heavenly Father, boy, we move quickly tonight and we thank You for Your grace to enable us to do that. Thank You Lord for such a great group of believers who have sat so attentively and so firmly to this. Lord, I pray by Your grace, we would understand not only the things that You have said to Your Church that pertain to the Church, but the things You have said to us about what is in store for this world, so that we would keep the words of this Book. We would live with the eternity in mind, and be gripped by heaven, rather than grip by this world. That we would make our choices based upon eternity, rather than the temporal world.

Lord I can't help but go back to that little verse in Revelation 3:20 of Jesus standing and knocking, and it could be that You are knocking on hearts tonight, it could be that You have been knocking for a long time, and some haven't let You in. I pray Lord tonight that they would make You Lord of all, because of what is happening, what will happen to this planet earth, Lord, You are going to judge it, and you are going to destroy it eventually, and You are going to create a new one. And I pray Lord that we would live our lives in the light of that future reality. For we ask in Jesus' name, Amen! Let's all stand and worship together.

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7/11/2007
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Destination: Genesis 1-11
Genesis 1-11
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We begin The Bible from 30,000 Feet with a tour of Genesis Chapters 1-11. On this flight we'll travel all the way back to the very beginning - The Creation. We'll meet the first man and woman and their deceiver - the Serpent. We'll fly over God's new creation and meet a man named Noah, who God saved from His judgment - the Flood. We'll also take a look at "beginnings," the first time things are mentioned in the Bible a special significance should be given to them. The word Genesis itself is a Greek word that means "origin," the book describes the origins of creation.
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7/18/2007
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Destination: Genesis 12-50
Genesis 12-50
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This week's flight is going to take us over the second section of Genesis, which is biographical in nature and focuses on the lives of four key people. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. We'll travel through the time era known as the Age of the Patriarchs. If you look at your window, we'll be passing over Canaan and Egypt, Canaan is modern day Israel.
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7/25/2007
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Destination: Exodus 1-18
Exodus 1-18
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In our third tour, we'll be visiting the book of Exodus chapters 1-18. We'll get an overview of the central historical event contained in the book, the redemption of God's people from the bondage of Egypt. The setting for our journey is the nation of Egypt and Israel's wanderings through the wilderness. For this flight the key chapters to review in advance are: Exodus: 1, 2, 3, 5, 11, 12 and 14.
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8/1/2007
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Destination: Exodus 19-40
Exodus 19-40
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In our fourth tour, we'll again visit the book of Exodus, visiting chapters 19-40. The setting for this week's journey is the Sinai Peninsula where God reveals the Ten Commandments to the nation of Israel and gives specific instructions on how He is to be worshiped. For this flight the key chapters to review in advance are: Exodus: 20, 25, 26, 27, 29 and 32.
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8/8/2007
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Destination: Leviticus 1-17
Leviticus 1-17
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In our fifth flight from 30,000 Feet, we fly over the first seventeen chapters of the book of Leviticus. This is a book on worship and describes the worship life of the nation of Israel. In this first tour of Leviticus, we'll see how the first part of the book focuses on the way to God through sacrifice and lays down the law - literally - on how man was designed to live and how man can be atoned for his sins. The key chapters to review in advance are: Leviticus: 1-5, 10, 16, 17.
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8/15/2007
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Destination: Leviticus 18-27
Leviticus 18-27
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This week's study will take us through Leviticus chapters 18-27. The theme of Leviticus could be summed up in one word - holiness. The second section of Leviticus focuses on our walk with God through sanctification. Sanctification is the process by which we become holy or set apart for God's purposes. The key chapters to review in advance are: Leviticus 18-20, 22, 23, and 25.
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8/22/2007
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Destination: Numbers 1-14
Numbers 1-14
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Our seventh flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us through Numbers chapters 1-14. Numbers is the fourth of the Pentateuch. In the Hebrew it is called ba-midbar, "in the wilderness." In the Septuagint version it is called Arithmoi or "numbers," and this name is now the usual title of the book. It is so called because it contains a record of the numbering of the people in the wilderness of Sinai (1-4), and of their numbering afterwards on the plain of Moab (26). The key chapters to review in advance are: Numbers 3, 6, 9, 11, 13 & 14.
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8/29/2007
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Destination: Numbers 15-36
Numbers 15-36
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In our eighth flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet Pastor Skip will give us a tour of Numbers chapters 15-36. We'll see that the second section of Numbers covers the failure of one generation to enter the Promised Land and the reorganization of a new generation that enters into the Promised Land. Key chapters for this flight are: 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, and 27.
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9/5/2007
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Destination: Deuteronomy 1-34
Deuteronomy 1-34
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In our ninth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip Heitzig will take us on a tour through the entire book of Deuteronomy. The Hebrews called it "Elleh Haddevarim," "These are the Words," or "Devarim," (words). Deuteronomy can be organized around three messages given by Moses while the Israelites were on the plains east of the Jordan River. It occurs after the 40 years of wandering and the Israelites are now ready to enter the Promised Land. The key word of this book is covenant and speaks of the special relationship that God has established with His people. Key chapters for this flight are: 6, 7, 31, 32, 33 and 34.
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9/12/2007
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Destination: Joshua 1-12
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Pastor Skip Heitzig will be our tour guide during our tenth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. This week's journey will take us through Joshua 1-12. We'll get to know Joshua, son of Nun, who shared in all the events of the Exodus, and held the place of commander of the host of the Israelites. The book of Joshua describes Israel's conquest of Canaan and the first section describe how Joshua conquered the land. Key chapters for this flight are: Joshua 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 and 10.
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9/26/2007
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Destination: Joshua 13-24
Joshua 13-24
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In our eleventh flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip Heitzig will give us a tour of the Promised Land. We will see how Joshua divides the land "as an inheritance to Israel," and we'll see different tribes and where they settle, both in and out of the Promised Land. Key chapters for this flight are: Joshua 13 and 20-24.
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10/3/2007
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Destination: Judges 1-10
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In our twelfth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip Heitzig will once again be our tour guide as we take our first look at the book of Judges. We'll see on this tour how the nation of Israel is caught in the cycle of sin and how each cycle results in ever worsening conditions for them. We'll meet some of the characters that God divinely appointed to the office of Judge. The key chapters to review for this flight are Judges 1–3 and 6–8.
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10/10/2007
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Destination: Judges 11-21
Judges 11-21
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Flight thirteen over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over Judges chapters 11-21. Pastor Skip Heitzig will guide us as we complete this overview of Judges. We will see that the second part of Judges shows the fragile nature of these Judges and a people who, "did what was right in their own eyes," that kept them in their sin cycle.
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10/24/2007
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Destination: Ruth 1-4
Ruth 1-4
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In our fourteenth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip Heitzig will give us a tour of the little romantic book of Ruth. We'll see how the book of Ruth shows the godly courage and love of two very different women from very different backgrounds. We'll meet some amazing characters on this flight who become key people in the genealogy of Jesus Christ.
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Destination: 1 Samuel 1-15
1 Samuel 1-15
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The fifteenth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us on journey through 1 Samuel chapters 1-15. Join our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig for this exciting tour on which we'll meet a man who would be become King. This man's good looks, physical size and success in war made him an obvious choice from a human perspective, but the book of 1 Samuel highlights his tragic flaw - he disobeyed God's commands. From the ashes of Saul's tragedy God raises up another man who would become King, a man after His own heart, King David. The key chapters to review are 1-3, 8-10 and 15.
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11/14/2007
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Destination: 1 Samuel 16-31
1 Samuel 16-31
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Get your travel planner out for flight sixteen over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. This week our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will complete our tour of the book of 1 Samuel, covering chapters 16-31. On this flight we'll meet the man who God calls, "a man after my own heart (Acts 13:22)," David son of Jesse. We'll see David as a young shepherd boy who defeats Goliath and rises to national prominence overnight. His instant popularity arouses the jealousy of King Saul and forces David into hiding.
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Destination: 2 Samuel 1-10
2 Samuel 1-10
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Flight Seventeen over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over 2 Samuel chapters 1-10. Our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will show us David's triumphs as King over Israel, after the death of Saul. Join us as we see how David's faith in God leads him to be victorious politically and militarily as one by one he defeats his enemies. We will also see how David's obedience leads to a new promise from God. The key chapters to review for this flight are 1-3, 5, 7 and 9.
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Destination: 2 Samuel 11-24
2 Samuel 11-24
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In our eighteenth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig will take us to our next destination, 2 Samuel 11-24. On this flight we'll see David's transgressions and the troubles that resulted from them. By presenting both the strengths and weaknesses of David, we see a complete picture of a very real person who was described as being "a man after God's own heart." The key chapters to review are 2 Samuel 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 23, and 24.
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1/9/2008
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Destination: 1 Kings 1-22
1 Kings 1-22
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Get your travel planner out for flight nineteen over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over 1 Kings 1-22. On this flight we will see the transition that Israel undertakes as it moves from the rule of King David to the rule of his son King Solomon after his death. After Solomon turns from the Lord, we will see how Israel is divided and moved in and out of the power of many kings such as Ahab, Jehoshaphat, and Ahaziah. These chapters will reveal a story of true loyalty and disobedience to God. The key chapters to review are 1 Kings 1-3, 6, 8, 11, 12, 18, and 19.
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Destination: 2 Kings 1-25
2 Kings 1-25
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Flight twenty over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over the entire book of 2 Kings. Our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will continue to lead us through the history of the divided nation of Israel, and how in spite of the many kings who took control of the land, we will still see a nation without true leadership. As we soar over this book, we will see first how Israel comes into captivity by Assyria, and then the triumph of Babylon over Judah. The key chapters to review are 2 Kings 1-4, and 18-21.
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1/23/2008
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Destination: 1 Chronicles 1-29
1 Chronicles 1-29
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Get your travel planner out for flight twenty-one over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over the book of 1 Chronicles. On this flight we look back once again at God's promise that He would establish His reign on earth through King David. Chapters 1-9 of 1 Chronicles will look in-depth at the the royal line of David and then we will see again the reign of David in chapters 10-29. Join us as we fly at an altitude of 30,000 feet and see how God fulfilled His promises to David and how that presents a witness of His faithfulness to us as well. The key chapters to review are 1 Chronicles 17-18, 21-22, 25, and 28-29
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1/30/2008
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Destination: 2 Chronicles 1-36
2 Chronicles 1-36
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Get ready for our twenty-second departure for the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip Heitzig will take us soaring over the entire book of 2 Chronicles to see the beginning of the reign of King Solomon all the way to the spiritual roller coaster after Solomon's death and the separation of the kingdoms. From the building of the temple (2 Chronicles 1-9), to the decline of the temple (2 Chronicles 10-36:16), to the destruction of the temple (2 Chronicles 36:17-23), we see a parallel to 1 and 2 Kings from a spiritual viewpoint. The key chapters to review are 2 Chronicles 17-20, and 29-32.
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Destination: Ezra 1-10
Ezra 1-10
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Flight twenty-three over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over the entire book of Ezra. Our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will point out two very important sections of this book; the restoration of the temple (chapters 1-6), and the reformation of the people (chapters 7-10). This book will continue the narrative of 2 Chronicles by showing God's faithfulness to keep His promises by returning His people to their homeland. The key chapters to review are Ezra 1-10.
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2/13/2008
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Destination: Nehemiah 1-13
Nehemiah 1-13
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Get ready for our twenty-fourth departure for the Bible from 30,000 Feet. We will fly at cruising altitude over the entire book of Nehemiah with our pilot, Pastor Skip Heitzig. In this book, Nehemiah, the king's cupbearer, is given permission to lead third and final return to Jerusalem to repair and rebuild the city's walls. This book will show us a political construction (chapters 1-7), and a spiritual instruction (chapters 8-13). Join us as we see how Nehemiah gathers his spiritual strength from God during a time of great opposition.
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2/27/2008
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Destination: Esther 1-10
Esther 1-10
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Get your travel planner out for flight twenty-five over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over the book of Esther. The flight will be divided into two highly important sections: the threat to the Jews (chapters 1-4), in which we will see Haman's attempt to completely eradicate the Jewish people from Persia, and the triumph of the Jews (chapters 5-10), where we will see a young girl's godly strength and fight to save her people. This flight will show us a whole new set of villains, heroes, and ultimately the ever abounding faithfulness of God towards those who follow Him. The key chapters to review are Esther 1-10.
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Destination: Job 1-42
Job 1-42
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Our twenty-sixth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet takes us over the entire book of Job, the first book in the section of poetical books. This is a powerful story of a man who has everything taken from him; his health, wealth, and even his beloved family. Yet as we see God allowing Satan to test Job, God's faithfulness to those he loves is clear and Job's steadfast faith prevails. Join us this week as we see Job's dilemma (ch.1-2), the debate with his four friends (ch. 3-37), and his final deliverance (ch. 38-42). The key chapters to review are Job1-4, 8,11-12, and 29.
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3/12/2008
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Destination: Psalms 1-72
Psalms 1-72
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Get your travel planner out for flight twenty-seven over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over Psalms 1-72. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us through the first seventy-two chapters of Psalms, which is divided into five books of songs, prayers, and poetry. Join us as we look at the deepest thoughts and emotions on the love and power of God. The key chapters to review are Psalms 1, 14, 23, 40, and 63.
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3/19/2008
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Destination: Psalms 73-150
Psalms 73-150
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Get ready for our twenty-eighth departure of the Bible from 30,000 Feet. We will fly at cruising altitude over the last three books in Psalms as we read through chapters 73-150. We will see beautiful writings of gladness and grief, pleading and prayers, and reverence and worship. Join us as we look at the deepest thoughts and emotions on the love and power of God. The key chapters to review are Psalms 119, and 146-150.
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Destination: Proverbs 1-31
Proverbs 1-31
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Flight twenty-nine over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over the entire book of Proverbs. Known for the wisdom it contains, Proverbs reveals to us how to deal with every day situations; be it love and lust, life and death, friends and enemies, and what our God loves and hates. On this flight, Pastor Skip will point out some of the most noted chapters and verses of one of the most read books of the Old Testament. The key chapters to review are Proverbs 1-2, 5, 14, 22, and 31.
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4/23/2008
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Destination: Ecclesiastes 1-12
Ecclesiastes 1-12
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Join us as we continue The Bible From 30,000 Feet, taking our thirtieth flight high above the book of Ecclesiastes. This book reveals some startling truths about how King Solomon felt about finding meaning and fulfillment in life through the things of this world, and ultimately his conclusion that "all is vanity" in a life lived without God. The key chapters to review are 1-3, 5, 8, and 12.
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4/30/2008
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Destination: Song of Solomon 1-8
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Get your travel planner out for flight thirty-one over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over Song of Solomon. This poetic book gives us a glimpse into the true love that Solomon has for a shepherdess, and the love and fulfillment they share in a marriage relationship. At an altitude of 30,000 feet we will be able to see the strong tie into the fulfillment and joy seen in the love of God for His people. The key chapters to review are Song of Solomon 1-8.
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Destination: Isaiah 1-39
Isaiah 1-39
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Our thirty-second flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet will take us soaring over the entire book of Isaiah. Thought to be the greatest of all the Prophets of the Old Testament, Isaiah's ministry lasted around fifty years, and his prophecies are quoted in the New Testament more often than any other Prophet. This book shows us a mix of both prophecies of condemnation (chapters 1-39), as well as prophecies of comfort (chapters 40-66). The key chapters to review are Isaiah 1-2, 6, 40, 52-53, and 55.
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Destination: Isaiah 40-66
Isaiah 40-66
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In our thirty-third flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet, Pastor Skip will take us on a flight high above the Bible to look at the second half of Isaiah. As we look through chapters 40-66, we will see the continued work of Isaiah, and how God used his gift of prophecy, both comforting and condemning, to generate change in the individuals he encountered. The key chapters to review are Isaiah 40, 52-53, and 55.
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Destination: Jeremiah 1-52
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Get your travel planner out for flight thirty-four over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over the entire book of Jeremiah. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us at an altitude of 30,000 feet to see the three writings of the book of Jeremiah. From the warning of judgment, to the promise of restoration, and finally the protective hand of God over those He loves, we will catch a glimpse of a man who openly allowed God to speak through him in unusual and sometimes bizarre ways to open the eyes of the people of Israel. The key chapters to review are Jeremiah 13, 18-20, 25, 31, and 52.
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Destination: Lamentations 1-5
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Get your travel planner out for flight thirty-five over the Bible From 30,000 Feet. On this departure, we will look once again at Jeremiah in the book of Lamentations. We will learn why Jeremiah is referred to as "the weeping prophet," as we see him lament over the destruction of Jerusalem. This poetic book begins by revealing a man who is distressed for a nation under the consequences of its own sin, and ends with a prayer for the restoration of the nation from captivity. The key chapters to review are Lamentations 1-5.
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Destination: Ezekiel 1-48
Ezekiel 1-48
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In our thirty-sixth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip will take us on a flight high above the Bible to look at the book of Ezekiel. We will witness prophecies we've seen in past books being fulfilled as we see Jerusalem at the time of the Second Babylonian Deportation. As Ezekiel the Priest is deported alongside his people, we see God continue to offer promises of restoration through him, bringing the people a sense of hope in spite of their current tribulations. The key chapters to review are Ezekiel 1-3, 7, 33-34, and 38-39.
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Destination: Daniel 1-6
Daniel 1-6
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Flight thirty-seven over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us on a tour of Daniel 1-6. In these chapters, we will see the first of the deportations of the Israelites to Babylon, and witness both the prophetic history of the book, as well as the four prophetic visions of Daniel. Ultimately, the powerful stories in Daniel reveal a man of God; unwilling to compromise and full of faith. The key chapters to review are Daniel 1-2.
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Destination: Daniel 7-12
Daniel 7-12
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Our thirty-eighth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us through the second part of Daniel. As we look at chapters 7-12, we will see the four prophetic visions of Daniel, and observe how his faith in God's fulfillment of prophecies led him to fervent prayer for the people of Israel. The key chapters to review are Daniel 9-12.
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7/9/2008
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Destination: Hosea 1-14
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Get your travel planner out and place your heart in the upright position for our thirty-ninth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour over the entire book of Hosea, a man called to prophesy to the Northern Kingdom of Israel during the reign of King Jeroboam. As Hosea addresses the sins of the nation, we will see how God used the graphic parallel between his adulterous wife and the unfaithfulness of Israel. The key chapters to review are Hosea 1-4, 6, 9, and 11.
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Destination: Joel; Amos; Obadiah
Joel 1-3; Amos 1-9; Obadiah
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Get ready for flight forty over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will take us soaring over Joel, Amos, and Obadiah. In these three books, we take a look at the strong warnings that God gives His people against greed, injustice, false worship, and self-righteousness. We'll see God's use of these ordinary men to give extraordinary messages; we'll witness His patience, and at the end, we'll see how He stands ready to forgive and restore all who turn away from their sin. The key chapters to review are Joel 1-3, Amos 1, 3 and 7, and Obadiah 1.
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Destination: Jonah 1-4
Jonah 1-4
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Our forty-first flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet will take us to the well known book of Jonah. In this book, we will see what God can do in the life of a prophet, even one who is blatantly disobedient. Despite Jonah's defiance, God strongly redirects his path and brings him to repentance through a very unique situation. By the end of the book, we will see Jonah right back where he started and bringing God glory by doing exactly what He had originally asked of him. The key chapters to review are Jonah 1-4.
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Destination: Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk
Micah; Nahum; Habakkuk
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Get your travel planner out and place your heart in the upright position for our forty-second flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour over the books of Micah, Nahum, and Habakkuk, three prophets used by God to criticize, comfort, and encourage the people of Judah. Through these prophets, God's people confess their sins and are confident in the salvation of God's mighty acts. The key chapters to review are Micah 1-7, Nahum 1-3, and Habakkuk 1-3.
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Destination: Zephaniah & Haggai
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Prepare yourself for our forty-third flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. This flight will take us soaring over the entirety of both Zephaniah and Haggai. The two books cover five chapters which speak of the coming Day of the Lord, His wrath upon Judah and her neighbors, and an encouragement after their return from exile to rejoice and rebuild the Temple. The key chapters to review are Zephaniah 1-3 and Haggai 1-2.
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Destination: Zechariah and Malachi
Zechariah; Malachi
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We are about to take our forty-forth flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet, journeying over the final two books of the Old Testament. In ending the Minor Prophets, we'll first look at the expanded message of rebuilding the temple as Zechariah encourages the people to look to the future reign of the Messiah. We will then speed forward 100 years after the temple was rebuilt to the book of Malachi, where God's chosen people had once again slid back into their sinful practices. After 400 years of prophetic silence, Malachi brings a message of exhortation to the people who had resettled in Jerusalem. The key chapters to review are Zechariah 9-14 and Malachi 1-4.
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Destination: Matthew, Mark, and Luke
Matthew, Mark; Luke
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Get your travel planner out for our opening tour of the New Testament and flight forty-five of the Bible from 30,000 Feet! This flight will take us on a sky-high tour over the books of Matthew, Mark and Luke. These three synoptic gospels give us our first glimpses of Jesus' life and death here on earth. We'll see the service, sermons, sacrifices, and sovereignty of our King as we witness the fulfillment of many of the Old Testament prophecies we have previously studied. The key chapters to review are Matthew 1-5 and 17, Mark, and Luke.
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Destination: John
John
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Get your travel planner out for our forty-sixth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour through the book of John, written by the Apostle John from Ephesus between A.D. 80-90. The spiritual depth of this book and its presentation of the incarnation through the God-man Jesus Christ sets it apart from the other gospels.
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Destination: Acts
Acts
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On our forty-seventh flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet Pastor Skip will give a tour of the entire book of Acts. Acts is the history of how Christianity was founded and organized and solved its problems. The gospel writer Luke tells the story of how the community of believers began by faith in the risen Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit, the promised Counselor and Guide, who enabled them to witness, to love, and to serve.
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Destination: Romans
Romans
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We are about to take our forty-eighth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. Join us as we soar over the entire book of Romans, Paul's letter to the church in Rome. This letter primarily focuses on the basic gospel message along with God's plan of salvation and righteousness for all humankind, Jew and Gentile alike. In our broad overview, we'll take a look at Paul's strong emphasis of Christian doctrine and his concern for Israel. The key chapters to review are 1, 3, 4, and 9-11.
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Destination: 1 Corinthians
1 Corinthians
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Get your travel planner out for our forty-ninth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet! As we look at 1 Corinthians, we'll see Paul's letters to the church at Corinth. His letters to the influential church confront their "religious" and arrogant mindsets and defend his ability to be an apostle of Christ. Through God's grace and use of Paul, he is later able to rejoice over the turnaround and acceptance of his God-given authority. The key chapters to review are 1 Corinthians 2-3 & 12-13.
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Destination: 2 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
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Our fiftieth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet takes us on a flight over the second of Paul's letters to the church at Corinth. Between 1 & 2 Corinthians, the congregation was influenced by false teachers who spread opposition to Paul. Through God's grace and use of Paul, he is later able to rejoice over the repentance of the people to God and acceptance of his God-given authority. The key chapters to review are 2 Corinthians 4 & 12.
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Destination: Galatians
Galatians
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Get your travel planner out for our fifty-first flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour through the book of Galatians, a clear letter to the church in Galatia about the importance of remembering grace through faith and not the law. Paul's forceful letter addresses issues of legalism in the church and the false gospel of works. The key chapters to review are Galatians 1-6.
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11/5/2008
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Destination: Ephesians
Ephesians
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Who are we in Christ? Grab your travel planner for flight fifty-two as we look at the book of Ephesians, Paul's letter to the church in Ephesus. In this book, Paul explains how we are the bride of Christ, a temple, and a soldier for the gospel. The unity that Paul emphasizes is described as a body working together for a common goal. The key chapters to review are Ephesians 1-6.
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11/19/2008
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Destination: Philippians
Philippians
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In our fifty-third flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip will take us through the book of Philippians, another of Paul's letters to the church. Referred to as "the epistle of joy," the message contained in these pages is one of long suffering and joy in the midst of Paul's time in prison. Despite his trials, we will see Paul rejoice over the church in Philippi and encourage them in unity, humility, and prayer. The key chapters to review are Philippians 1-4.
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1/7/2009
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Destination: Colossians
Colossians
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Get your travel planner out for our fifty-fourth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet! On this flight, we will take a look at the young church in Colosse, and how they became the target of a heretical attack. The main theme in the book of Colossians is the complete adequacy of Christ as contrasted with the emptiness of mere human philosophy. The key chapters to review are Colossians 1-4.
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1/14/2009
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Destination: 1 and 2 Thessalonians
1 Thessalonians 1-5;2 Thessalonians 1-3:18
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In our fifty-fifth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour over the books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Both books are written as an encouragement to the church in Thessalonica, exhorting them in the word, warning them against pagan immorality, and urging them to remain steadfast in the truth of the Lord. The key chapters to review are 1 Thessalonians 1-5 and 2 Thessalonians 1-3.
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1/21/2009
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Destination: 1 and 2 Timothy
1 Timothy 1-6;2 Timothy 1-4:22
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Join us on a tour over the books of 1 & 2 Timothy as we take our fifty-sixth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. These loving letters to Timothy, a young pastor in Ephesus, reveal Paul's true love for his brother in Christ and desire to encourage him in the Word and warn against false teachings. In these letters, Paul exhorts Timothy to stand strong and "preach the word" (2 Timothy 4:2). The key chapters to review are 1 Timothy 1-6 and 2 Timothy 1-4.
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1/28/2009
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Destination: Titus and Philemon
Titus 1-3:15;Philemon 1:1-25
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Get your travel planner out for flight fifty-seven of the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, our tour guide Pastor Skip will take us through the books of Titus and Philemon. While the letter to Titus focuses on the importance of sound doctrine and the elements of the church order, Philemon takes a more personal approach and speaks on the application of the great principles of Christian brotherhood to social life. The key chapters to review are Titus 1-3 and Philemon 1.
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2/4/2009
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Destination: Hebrews
Hebrews
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In our fifty-eighth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour over the book of Hebrews. Although the author of the book is not fully known, this well written letter reveals a man with a great desire to encourage Jewish believers to continue in the grace of Jesus Christ, instead of trying to escape persecution by bowing to the rites and rituals of Judaism. The key chapters to review are Hebrews 1-2, 6, 11, and 13.
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2/11/2009
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Destination: James
James
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Our fifty-ninth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over the distinctive book of James. Although grace through faith in the cross was vital for Jewish believer to understand, James addresses the issue of faith without a consistent lifestyle. This epistle adamantly declares that, "Just as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead, also." (James 2:26) The key chapters to review are James 1-5.
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2/18/2009
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Destination: 1 and 2 Peter
1 Peter 1-5; 2 Peter 1-3
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Get your travel planner out for flight sixty over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. Our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will take us on a tour of the books of 1 & 2 Peter. Peter's first letter to the church exhorts Christians to remain steadfast in their faith when under persecution, and his second letter tackles the issue of false teachers and a need for discernment against the spreading apostasy. Both books contain a level of warmth in Peter's expressions, making them a great source of encouragement. The key chapters to review are 1 Peter 1-5 and 2 Peter 1-3.
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2/25/2009
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Destination: 1 John
1 John
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In our sixty-first flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, our tour guide Pastor Skip will take us through the book of 1 John. John writes to define and defend the nature of the person of Christ against heretical teachings affecting the early church. As John addresses the heretical teachings of the time, he also addresses the preeminence of God's love for us, and our duty to love others in return. The key chapters to review are 1 John 1-5.
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3/25/2009
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Destination: 2, 3 John and Jude
2 John, 3 John; Jude
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Flight sixty-two over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will give a sky high view over three small but concise books, 2 & 3 John and Jude. While all three books have a different primary focus, all are written with the purpose to encourage the church to keep a strong biblical foundation. This study will take us through the importance of biblical discernment, the need to be in fellowship with other believers, as well as the vital need to keep strong in the faith. The key chapters to review are 2 & 3 John, and Jude.
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4/8/2009
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Destination: Revelation 12-22
Revelation 12-22
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Flight sixty-four brings us to the end of the scriptures and the second and final part of the book of Revelation. Chapters 12-22 lead us into some of the most thrilling text in the entire Bible, giving us a glimpse into the seven bowl judgments, the Beast, and the future tribulation, but also bringing us great hope for God's Church. The key chapters to review are Revelation 12-14, 18, and 20-22.
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4/15/2009
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Bible from 30k Final Q&A
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We have landed our flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. As we touch down and head to pick up the final baggage from our 65 flight series, our last sky-high view of the scriptures will includes this final Q&A Celebration. Pastor Skip and others answer questions from the last year, as well as on the spot questions from the audience.
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There are 64 additional messages in this series.