REVELATION (PART 2)The purpose of starting Part 2 in a separate thread is to continue the study until the first Revelation Thread is restored. Will probably plan to merge the contents of this thread into first thread once it is available.
For those of you who were following the First and Original Revelation Thread, this is Part 2, which will cover Revelation 11:15-19 and chapters 12-22. We had covered Revelation 1-11:1-14 in Part 1 of Revelation. Part 1 covered the first half of the Tribulation Period, the first 3.5 years (1260 days) of the Tribulation Period. In summary of our end coverage of Part 1.............
The first half of the Tribulation Period ended after the ministry of the Two Witnesses was completed. [Revelation 11:1-7] At this point "the beast that comes up out of the bottomless pit will declare war against them. He will conquer them and kill them." [NLT]
Revelation Part 1, chapter 11:1-14 discussed that the Two Witnesses were left unburied for 3.5 days on the main street of Jerusalem, while the world gazed on them and celebrated. After three and one half days the Two Witnesses were raised to life, as the Spirit of God entered their lifeless bodies. They stood upon their feet as the entire world watched in terror.
A loud voice from heaven said, "Come up here!" And they rose to heaven in a cloud as their enemies watched. [Rev 11:11-12] In the same hour a terrible earthquake detroyed a tenth of the city. Seven thousand people died in that earthquake.....those who did not die were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven. [Rev 11:13] . The second terror is past, but look, now the third terror is coming quickly. [Rev. 11:14] NLT
The first half of the Tribulation Period was covered from Revelation 6, with the opening of the first 6 seals; the opening of the 7th seal in Revelation 8, which included the blowing of the first 4 trumpets and the blowing of the 5th trumpet (the first terror) and the 6th trumpet (the second terror)in Revelation 9. Also included in the first half of the Tribulation Period was the events involving the Two Witnesses, as described above in Revelation 11:1-14. [NLT]
The Second half of the Tribulation Period, last 3.5 years of the end of the age, begins with the blowing of the 7th trumpet (which is the 3rd terror) found in Revelation 11:15-19; and from Revelation chapters 12- 20. Will continue on from this point, as we look at the 2nd half of the Tribulation Period, in Revelation Part 2.