Hopefully, all of the book of The Revelation is, and has been, a great blessing for you. But, this discussion primarily covers only chapters 6-11; i.e. the sealed scroll chapters. It is humbly submitted to aid in your own study. I pray the Glory of Christ Jesus will shine through these rather depressing chapters, and increase your praise of God’s Son and our Savior. Most readers will fine this discussion considerably different than those they might have previously read concerning the last book of the Bible. But, hopefully it will be informative and encouraging.
Earlier, I released a survey of The Revelation containing a summary of all the chapters. It included a detailed discussion of only chapters 15 and 16 (Plugge, 2017.) Those two chapters had given a great many concern and much confusion, as well as being a popular topic for many book publishers. Since then, it’s been suggested I should provide this more detailed discussion of other chapters from that important book of Scripture. So here, I’ve provided some very discussions of chapters 6-11. (I’ll apologize early for these discussions being so wordy, but it’s difficult to cut milk into morsels.) These too are given out of what limited insight has been granted for its preparation. Hopefully, you’ll do your own prayerful studies. A short discussion of chapter 5 was also included to help provide the setting. And, a discussion of the New Jerusalem has been included, because it belongs to the same historic time frame. Several paragraphs of the previous book have also been included to provide introduction and survey material.
No doubt this presentation will be greatly criticized because it insists that both God and the Apostle John consistently used numerology as a means of communication. This text draws on that numeric symbolism, as well as the pre-types, prophetic texts, and the symbolic examples displayed within the Old Testament to aid in clarifying John’s presentation of The Revelation. Since, the validity of Biblical numerology is often questioned; those numeric symbolisms included here have been italicized.
The American King James Version of the Bible has been used. It’s a publication of the Bible within the public domain in Americanized English. It’s been liberally quoted and copied. I was drawing verses from the Deluxe Multimedia Bible; Cosmi Corp.; Carson CA. Portions of the verses inserted here have been freely underlined or emboldened as appropriate for the associated discussions. Also, identities for the pronouns included have often been parenthetically inserted into the verses as shown below:
Ps.27:1 “The LORD (YHWH, Jesus) is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD (YHWH) is the strength of my (David’s) life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
Several of the words associated with Jesus, or God’s presence, have been capitalized, e.g. Church, the universal body of believers who’s Head is Jesus the Christ; and the Temple when God’s Spirit was present.