Unlocking the Order of Events in the Book of Revelation
The First shall be Last and the Last First is the Key
I will not be able to explain all that is needed to be known within this single article regarding the order of events contained in the Book of Revelation. It will require a number of articles on this subject to explain in detail how events in the correct order will take place. Most of what is going to be explained will go against the standard endtime teaching and doctrines of many christian teaching on this subject. I am not just throwing this out there with out giving you some background of how I learned what I will explain in this articale and others that will follow this one over time.
It should be understood that I have never attended formal Bible college or Universaty, nor have I attended any seminary training. But I've relied on my understanding of scripture based on 25,000 plus hours of study of the Holy Bible over a time piriod of 20 years with much reliance on the Holy Spirit to guide me through all that I now know on this subject and many other subjects throughout the Bible. It should be made clear from the start that I do not claim to know everything. I do not believe it is possible to know everything in the bible in one's life time. But I firmly believe the events described in the Book of Revelation is not in the order that many theologians and endtime clergy teach.
I will back up my understanding of the order of events through scripture to support what I know to be true. And so I begain.
I am going to assume that most who will read this article will already have at least some basic knowledge of the Book of Revelation with regards to the Seven Seals, Seven Trumpets and Seven Bowls. What many fail to mention when teaching on this subject is there is also Seven Thunders that is almost never mentioned. This is found in Revelation 10:3-4.
Revelation chapters 6 through chapter 7 reveals the order in which the Seven Seals are opened. It is then followed by Seven Trumpets found in Revelation Chapters 8 through chapter 11. It should be noted at this point that the Seven Thunders are mention in two verses of Revelation 10:3-4. There is a reason for this which I will attempt to explain in a later article. Contained within Revelation Chapter 6 through Chapter 11 are endtime events that will directly affect the Nation of Israel (Children of Israel) and Gentiles living at THAT time.
Now completely seperate from the event mentioned or described above are the Seven Bowls revealed in Revelation chapter 15 and 16. also Chapter 19 described Jesus return with wrath.
I am sure that what follows from this point on will surprise many, but I ask that you follow this to the end of this article. Because what is about to be explained has never been explained that I know of but I can and will support my belief through scripture.
The Seven Bowls will happen or occure FIRST in the endtime events, this means Revealation Chapter 12 through 20 will occure First.
The endtime events described in Chapters 6 through Chapter 11 will occure Last.
This First and Last will now be explain.
Jesus stated the following in Matthew 19:28-30 NKJV: So Jesus said to them, "Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or fathers or mothers or wife or children or lands, for my name's sake shall receive a hundred fold, and inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are FIRST will be LAST and the LAST, FIRST.
Now note the direct correlation between Matthew 19:verse 30 and Revelation 10: 9-10 NKJV: So I went to the angel and said, "Give me the little book. And he said to me "Take it and eat it, and it will make your stomach BITTER but it will be SWEET as honey in your mouth.10 Then I took the little book out of then angel's hand and ate it, and it was as SWEET as honey in my mouth. But when I had eaten it my stomach was BITTER.
Now note what we have here. The word Bitter is FIRST mentioned in this verse and SWEET is mentioned LAST in verse 9. Now look at verse 10, the word Sweet is FIRST and Bitter is mentioned LAST.
So here is what it would look like.
Verse 9 Bitter First
Verse 10 Sweet First
Immedately following Vesre 10 it says this in verse 11 And he said to me."You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues and kings.
Basicly what the angel had just told John in verse 11 is John had to continue prophesying, he was to reveal event that he later described in Revelation chapter 12 through 20.
So this is what the order of events that will happen:
Revelation chapter 12 through 20:1-9 is FIRST
Revelation chapter 6 through 11. is LAST
I recommand you read the parable in Matthew 20:1-16 which also mentions in verse 16 the following: 16 So the LAST will be FIRST and the FIRST, LAST This prarable is also a direct correlation of Revelation 10 if you understand the parable which at the beginning states...............For the Kingdom of heaven is like. And in my next artical on this subject I will explain the parable in Matthew 20:1-16 to make it more clear to make it easier to understanding.
I will be writing a follow up to this article to further explain in more detail of what will happen in endtime events.
God bless to all