Revelation’s Timelines Explained.
The name Revelation/Apocalypse is from the Greek word Apokálypsis meaning to uncover or “Reveal”. So, Jesus is given this book by God the Father, and he, in turn, gives it unto John the Beloved disciple. He gives it via Visions/Angel Messengers etc. etc.
Revelation chapter 1 is Jesus as seen in all his glory by John (and the other disciples saw this glory also) via on this earth and now in Heaven. Jesus then tells John to write what he sees in Visions down and send it unto the 7 Churches in Asia-Minor. Jesus also tells John he is to write about the things which he “has seen”(Jesus’ Glory on earth and in heaven) about the “things which are”(Church Age) and the “things which will be hereafter”. (The 70th week Tribulation.)
Revelation chapters 2 and 3 is the “Church Age” or the “time of the Gentiles”. The Seven Churches of Asia-Minor represent the Complete Church Age Period as the number 7 = Completion. Thus these Seven Churches are not different periodic Churches from different times, but 7 different types of Churches throughout the whole/complete Church Age. Rev. chapters 2 and 3 represent the things which are (meaning that back on earth the Church Age/Time of the Gentiles was current at that time).
Revelation 4:1 is the dividing point of the Time of the Gentiles/Church Age and the 70th-week tribulation point. Jesus via the Last Trump ends the Summer Harvest (Church Age) at that time, via his Visions unto John, as Jesus told John to write the things you see in the Visions down, thus when Jesus says “Come up here” that is John being Raptured just after the “Things which Are” (Church Age) and seeing the “Hereafter” as this verse clearly describes.
Rev. 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. (After the Church Age/Time of the Gentiles)
Revelation chapters 4 and 5 in total are the beginning of the 70th-week troubles back on earth in that the Time of the Gentiles is over, the 70th-week troubles DESIGNED to get Israel to repent (see Dan. 9:24-27 it says so) is now the timeclock the earth is on according to Jesus’ vision, the Gentile Church is in Heaven here as evidenced via Rev. 4:4 where we see Rev. 2:10, Rev. 3:5 and Rev. 3:21 all fulfilled by us (Church) sitting in Heaven, on thrones, in white robes with gold crowns on, as “OVERCOMERS”. We are again seen in Rev. 5:9-10 as those Redeemed by God, angels do not need redeeming, so that is us there. We are present when Jesus starts opening the 7 Seals of the Trumpet Judgment Scroll.
Revelation chapter 6 sees Jesus start opening the Seals but the seals do nothing, Judgment can not be put forth until the Judgment Scroll is completely opened up. Jesus simply prophesies here via visions unto John what is about to befall mankind back on earth. He thus shows the Church (and John) in Heaven, in this futuristic vision. THE HEREAFTER is what John is now in, he will soon be shown the 70th-week tribulation back on earth, as soon as the Seven Seals are all opened up, but here in heaven, Jesus is simply showing the Church and John via visions what he will soon bring to pass back on earth, which he will show them again via visions starting in Revelation chapter 8. The first Four Seals/Four Horses represent the Anti-Christs soon to come 42-month rule. 1.)He Conquers 2.)He Brings War/Takes away the Peace 3.) Brings Famine, and finally 4.) His rule will bring Death, Sickness, and the Grave. Seal #5 is Jesus showing John that this Tyrant man/Beasts coming 42-month rule will see many Martyrs also. The 6th Seal is Jesus showing John that the same 42-month rule of the Beast will parallel with God’s coming 42-months of Wrath, as soon as the Rev. 8 Asteroid/Mountain is cast into the Sea, this Anti-Christ will go forth conquering amidst the chaos. These Seals all happen just before the Judgments Fall, as Rev. 7 says below, HOLD UP the Four Winds (Judgment) until the 144,000 are sealed in their heads, these 144,000 are the 1/3 Jews seen in Zechariah 13:8-9 who repents just before the Day of the Lord, that are in reality 3-5 million Jew who will flee Judea when they see the AoD Jesus spoke of in Matt. 24:5-17.
Revelation chapter 7, as we see above with the lead-in, means the Judgments of God or the Wrath of God has not yet started. The Trees are not burning yet, the Asteroid has not yet hit the earth, thus this chapter is designed by God to show us that the Jews who repented, now seen in Rev. 7 fleeing Judea after they repent (are sealed), and thus God protects them from these coming “Four Wind Judgments”, thus the Angel is ordered to HOLD UP these judgments that harm the trees, seas and the earth (Rev. 8 asteroid). Then in Rev. 7:9-17 we see the Raptured Church in Heaven, the same ones seen in Rev. 4:1, Rev. 4:4, and Rev. 5:9-10. The Church which came out of the “CONTINUAL GREAT TROUBLES” we have on this earth as Jesus cited John 16:33. Only now does God’s Wrath hit in the next chapter, after the Jews who repented are safe in the Petra/Bozrah area where God Himself will protect them for 1260 days.
Revelation chapter 8, God’s Wrath starts when the 7th Seal of the Judgment Scroll is removed. As soon as the 7th Seal is taken off the Angels start readying the Judgment Trumps. NOTICE: no Angel readied a “Seal Judgment” because there is no such thing, the Angels do indeed ready the 7 Vial Judgments in Rev. chapter 15, and they also ready these 7 Trump Judgments as seen here in Rev. chapter 8, but not the “7 Seal Judgments”, because there are no Seal Judgments, the 7 Seals simply seal up a scroll of Judgments. The Judgments are the 7 Trumps, and the 7 Vials, which are in essence the 7th Trump/3rd Woe. So, Trump #1 is God’s Wrath falling (the Seal 6 Prophecycoming to pass along with Joel 2:31 coming to pass), the fire coming in burns up the trees as seen in Trumpet #1. Then the Asteroid impact happens in Trumpet #2. The same asteroids Nuclear Fallout/Sulfer Fallout etc. (whatever it is), happens just after the impact, thus “Wormwood” is seen in Trumpet #3. Then in Trumpet #4, we see that the Sun and Moon/Stars all go dark by 1/3 via the smoke in the atmosphere, this thus fulfills both the Seal #6 and Joel 2:31 prophesies, and the moon will no doubt turn “Blood Red” because of the fire’s effect on it, the moon will have a “Red Hue” because of the fires back on earth, it will appear to be blood red to the naked eye. Finally, in Rev. 8:13 an Angel announces that the last Three Trumps yet to sound are indeed the three yet to come Woes.
Revelation chapter 9 is the first two Woes. I see the First Woe as God allowing Apollyon and his hordes of bound up demons out of the bottomless pit in order to be over the 7 Headed Beast once again, as he was before as shown in Rev 17, the Beast that WAS———–IS NOT———-YET IS. Thus Apollyon is the Scarlet Colored Beast of Rev. 17, he is let out here in Rev. 9, which shows chapter 17 will be a Parenthetical Citation type chapter. The Second Woe is IMHO, a host of Angels who brings forth God’s Plagues onto mankind. Until this point in time, every chapter has been in perfect Chronological Order, now the book of Revelation diverges onto a different path, we start seeing the Parenthetical Citation Chapters in Revelation chapter 10. I am going to SKIP to Revelation 15 & 16 which I think is all one chapter, later divided by humans, which goes together perfectly in that the Angels ready the 7 Vials in Revelation chapter 15 and then deliver the 7 Vials in Rev. chapter 16, whereas the Trumpet Judgments were both READIED & DELIVERED in Rev. chapter 8, as shown in one chapter, not divided, thus I think Rev. chapters 15 & 16 also goes together likewise.
Revelation chapters 15 & 16 is the next chapter as pertaining unto the Chronological Order of the book of Revelation. Thus we see the Vials readied in Heaven, then we see the 7th Trump brings the 3rd Woe, which is the 7 Vials of God’s Wrath in full. We see the final judgments brought unto the wicked, and in the 6th Vial we see that the Kings of the WHOLE WORLD gather to fight against God Almighty, thus in the 7th Vial when Jesus lands on the Mount and splits it asunder, and then defeats all of those gathered against Israel at Armageddon, God Himself calls them Babylon the Great (Rev. 16:19) whom He has given the cup of wine the fierceness of his Wrath. Thus we know Babylon is the WHOLE WORLD Governed by Satan the liar, who has deceived (Babel) and confused these people so much so that they have chosen to take up arms and to fight against their own loving Creator. The word Babel = Confusion, and thus it is aptly described here, Satan’s Dark Kingdom on this earth, over mankind is indeed “Babylon the Great”.
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God uses this in a much grander way, God now shows John in Rev. chapters 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18 and most of Revelation chapter 19 “OTHER EVENTS” that happen at the exact same time on earth as Rev. chapters 8, 9 and 16, the Judgment Chapters. In other words, God’s Wrath starts with the Rev. chapter 8 Trumpet Judgments, we see these Judgments also in Rev. chapters 9 and 16.
In Rev. chapter 10 however we are shown John swallowing a book that was both sour and sweet, then he is told when the 7 Thunders Sound the Mystery of God would finally be revealed in full and “time would be no more” [as we know it]. This simply means that when the 7 Trumpets Sound and God has Judged this evil world, Jesus will take over and time as we once knew it will be no more, Satan will lose his kingdom, and Jesus will become King of kings and Lord of lords on this earth. Thus he now sits at God’s side, but soon God will give Jesus this earth for his kingdom also. That is “The Mystery of the 7 Thunders”. Jesus will take over after the 7th Thunder as Rev. chapter 11 and 16 clearly shows us. Thus Rev. chapter 10 is a FLASHFORWARD to the very end of Satan’s reign on this earth. Babylon has Fallen!!
Revelation chapter 11 is about the calling/parameters of the Two-witnesses 1260 day ministry on this earth. We understand that they die at the 2nd Woe, just before the Beast dies at the 7th Vial/3rd Woe, so that means they have to show up before the Beast conquers Israel at the 1260 event in the middle of the week. Because both the Two-witnesses and the Beast have 1260 day Ordained Offices on this earth via God Almighty Himself. He does that so we humans can understand these end-time timelines by juxtaposing their “TIMELINES” against each other. There is no reason why God allows Elijah and Moses die except to give us a juxtaposition of their timelines as juxtaposed against the Beasts timeline, so we can deduce or understand both of their timelines in full. Thus we know the Two-witnesses have to show up before the Anti-Christ Conquers Israel to become the Beast at the 1260, thus we know the Two-witnesses are indeed the 1335 Blessing. They show up 1335 days before the Second Coming (ends all these wonders as Dan. 12 says) and thus they thus show up 75 days before the Beast shows up and they also have to thereby show up 45 days before the False Prophet/Jewish High Priest stops or forbids Jesus Worship in the temple of God(takes away the Sacrifice), then the False Prophet places the AoD of the E.U. President in the Temple as Rev. 13 says he does (makes an image of the Beast). So, this chapter starts 75 days before Rev. chapter 8 starts. The Two-witnesses get Israel to repent (1/3 of the Jews repent in Zechariah 13:8-9) just before the coming Day of the Lord (God’s Wrath) falls at the 1260 middle of the week Event. Then in Revelation 11:1-3 we can see they are called unto the Jews ONLY via the Measurements shown. The 7th Trump which ends Satan’s reign, and where Jesus takes over is not a real-time event in the book of Revelation as per this chapter, this is a Parenthetical Citation Chapter (REMEMBER) thus this Rev. 11, Seventh Trump is a rehashing of the Rev. 16 Seven Vials which ends via the 7th Vial and Jesus taking over. We are told that the 3rd Woe will come quickly in Rev. ch. 11, then we are told that the 7th Trump will bring victory via the 3rd Woe which is soon to come (the 3rd Woe is all 7 Vials combined), at that time Jesus conquers the Beast and all his Armies and that victory is described in Rev. chapter 16 in full. Likewise, the 2nd Woe is mentioned also in Revelation chapter 11 but is only described via the Rev. 9 actions of the actual 2nd Woe, so likewise, the Revelation 11 Trumpet is mentioned in brief in Rev. 11, but only described in the Rev. 16 Vials !! So, in essence, God gives us one whole chapter about the lives and times of the Two-witnesses which covers 1335 days until Jesus’ Second Coming ends all these wonders Daniel was shown in Daniel chapter 12. So this chapter starts just before Rev. 8 and ends with Revelation 16:19 where we see that Babylon Falls !!
Revelation chapter 12 is Israel being chased into the wilderness where God will protect her (Woman) for 1260 days, so Rev. 12 starts with the Rev. 8 Asteroid Impact or just before the Impact because Israel starts fleeing 30 days before she gets Conquered, but Rev. 12 is about God protecting Israel for 1260 days and Satan being cast down to earth at that point in time also. So, as pertaining to the last 3.5 years timeline, this chapter overlaps all of the other Judgments as seen in Revelation chapters 8, 9 and, 16.
Revelation chapter 13 starts with the Rev. 8 Asteroid Impact also, we know this because that is when the White Horse goes forth conquering amidst the chaos. So, this White Horse/Anti-Christ/ rules for 42 months during the Trumpet Judgments (Rev. 8) and the Rev. 9 Trumpets/2 Woes and the Rev. 16 Vials/3rd Woe.
Revelation chapter 14 is The Harvest Chapter, we see the 144,000 (3-5 million Jews) and Jesus shows up and Harvests the Wheat (Israel) in the first few verses. In verses 17-20 we see the Wine-press Wrath via the Grape Harvest of the Wicked. But in verse 14 we see a FLASHBACK to the Pre-trib Rapture where Jesus himself thrusts in the sickle to Harvest the Church (Barley) from upon a cloud (we meet him in the air). Barley doesn’t need to be crushed before it can be sifted. Thus this chapter covers the full 7 years.
Revelation chapter 17 comes next, this chapter also starts in Rev. chapter 8 via the 10 Kings (E.U. Leaders) coming together to plot the Harlots demise, but the actual Harlot covers all time on earth because this Harlot is ALL FALSE RELIGION of All Time. She is the worshiping of Jupiter, Zeus, the Horoscope and Babylonian religions, she is Baal worship etc. all, and she is also Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism worship as well as Humanism etc. any religion that does not say that the God of Abraham is God and that Jesus Christ is His beloved son who died for all mankind’s sin is thus a “Harlot Religion”. The Harlot gets killed off by these 10 Kings (All of Collective Europe Combined). So, this story is about what goes down during the Anti-Christs 42-month rule on earth, and these kings forbidding all religious practices except Beast Worship, and thus they “Kill off the Harlot [Religions]. This chapter is also about Apollyon arising out of the Bottomless Pit, the Demon who kills the Two-witnesses.
Revelation chapter 18 covers the same 42 months because this is the poetic tale by God of His Wrath on Babylon the Great (Satan’s Dark Kingdom on earth over human beings). This, of course, starts with the Rev. 8 Asteroid Impact because this is the Judgment of Babylon (WHOLE WORLD as Rev. 16:19 explains) This of course covers Rev. chapters 9 and 16 also. There are some clues in this chapter. In verse 2 we see that Babylon (this world) has become the Habitation of Devils/Demons, and, of course, we see Satan is cast down to earth and Apollyon and his hordes of Demons released from the Bottomless Pit, thus demons are now all over this earths domain. In verse 4 we see God saying “come out of her my people lest you partake in her (Babylon) sin and thus also receive of her plagues”. This is God telling Israel to flee Judea, which they are seen doing in Rev. 7 and in Rev. 12. We get two more clues that Babylon is destroyed over the course of 42 months, except most people can’t seem to decode these codes. Verse 8 says her plagues will come in ONE DAY and verse 10 says her judgment will come in ONE HOUR, both mean 42 months. We know the Day of the Lord starts on ONE DAY and is called the Day of the Lord but we also know it lasts 42 months. We also see in Rev. 17:12 that the 10 Kings rule ONE HOUR with the Beast and we know the Beast rules for 42 months, so both of these are clues telling us it will take Babylon (this whole evil world under Satan’s Dark Rule) 42 months of Judgment before she falls. Then, as we all know, Satan gets locked in the bottomless pit for 1000 years.
Rev. chapter 19 basically covers the full 7 years also as does Rev. chapter 14. We see the Raptured Bride in Heaven (us the Church) where we marry Jesus then return to earth with him in order to be a part of Jesus’ victory, where Jesus merely SPEAKS VICTORY (So he kills the Anti-Christ WITHOUT HAND as Dan. 2 and Dan. 7 and 8 all says) and thus the only part of Rev. 19 that does not happen during the Revelation Judgment Chapters of 8, 9 and 16 is where the Anti-Christ and False Prophet are cast into hell, after his 1260 day rule on earth as the Beast.
Of course, Revelation chapters 20 (Judgment Seat) 21 (the Ever-after) and, 22 (New Jerusalem) all happen after Rev. ch. 19 ends Satan’s Dark Rule on earth.
To understand the Revelation TIMELINES one has to understand that the middle of the 70th week is the KEY, thus the 1260 is key, thus the Rev. 8 Asteroid Impact is key, thus everything in the end times is centered around the Daniel 1260, 1290, and, 1335 Prophetic Understandings given unto Daniel by the Man in Linen (Jesus) in Dan. 12.
Everything up until Rev. 4:1 is the Church Age Period/Time of the Gentiles on earth. Everything after that is the 70th week period as seen (BELOW)
Up until Rev. 8 everything happens in the First Half of the 70th week, Rev. 4 and 5 is the Church in Heaven with Jesus, probably AFTER the Marriage which we can clearly see in Rev. ch. 19, but then again I have already stated that Rev. ch. 19 covers the full 7 years for a reason. Rev. ch. 6 is Jesus amidst the Church in Heaven opening the Seven Seals and Prophesying what is about to befall mankind back on earth when God’s Wrath/Judgments finally falls in Rev. chapter 8. Then in Revelation chapter 7 we see the 3-5 million Jews Fleeing Judea (REMEMBER Rev. 18:4, Come out of her my people !! We see that in Rev. 7, the 144, 000 is ALL Israel who repents) So, all of that happens in the first half of the 70th week or in the first 1260 days of the 70th week. Everything after the Rev. chapter 8 judgments, basically happens during the last 1260 days, thus the 1260 is basically the dividing line God uses to teach us how to understand His end-time timelines !!
….Two-witnesses……..Anti-Christ goes forth Conquering..
Revelation chapters 8, 9 and, 16 are the Judgment Chapters and thus God’s judgments start in Rev. chapter 8, moves on to the Rev. chapter 9 Two Woes and, unto the Revelation chapter 16 Third Woe (which are the 7 Vials all combined) which bring Jesus’ Victory over Satan, the Beast and his False Prophet. Thus these three chapters last for 42 months. They cover the whole 42 months of God’s Wrath after the above 1260 middle of the week.
Revelation chapters 12, 13, 17 and, 18 all start at the 1260 middle of the week Event also, because each is about the Anti-Christ and his rule on earth (Revelation chapters 12, 13 and, 17) are about God’s 42 months of Wrath, meanwhile, Revelation chapter 18 describes all of these Judgments in one chapter. Revelation chapter 11 is about the Two-witnesses 1335 appearance, where they both Witnesses for 1260 days, are then killed by Apollyon, and then ascend unto Heaven. Rev. 14 and 19 both cover the full 7 years of the 70th week. This is why all of these chapters are Parenthetical Citation Chapters, they cover the book of Revelation chapters that have already been covered once, thus the Parenthetical tagline.
Thus the book of Revelation is no longer a mystery unto the masses, God has revealed His coded message unto mankind, and His TIMELINES are also revealed !!