Saturday, February 06, 2016

Homiletics: Revelation 12


Contents (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture):  Where?                                                                Who?

1
12:1
Grt & wondrous sign app’d in hvn: wm clothed w/sun, moon under ft, 12 stars on head
2
12:2
She pregnant, cried out abt to give birth
3
12:3
Another sign app’d in hvn: enormous red dragon w/7 heads, 10 horns, 7 crowns
4
12:4
His tail swept 1/3 stars out sky; dragn stood in frt wm so might devour child when born
5
12:5
She birth son who rule all nations, child snatched up to G & throne
6
12:6
Wm fled to desert pl prep’d for her by G where she be cared for 1260 days
7
12:7
There war in hvn; Michael & angels fought dragn, dragn & angels fought back
8
12:8
He not strong enough, lost pl in hvn
9
12:9
Grt dragn hurld dn – ancient srpnt/devil/Satan lds world astray; hurld 2 ea & angels w/him
10
12:10
loud voce in hvn: now cm salvatn/pwr/kingdm of G & authority of C; accuser hurld dn
11
12:11
They overcam him by blud of lamb & testimony; they didn’t love lives to shrink frm death
12
12:12
Rej hvns & who dwell in thm; woe to ea/sea bec devil gn dn 2U; he filld fury bec time sht
13
12:13
When dragn saw he hurld dn, he pursued wm
14
12:14
Wm gvn 2 wings of grt eagle, fly to pl prep’d in desert out of serpent reach
15
12:15
Frm mouth serpent spew wtr to overtake wm
16
12:16
Earth help wm, swallowed rvr dragn spewed
17
12:17
Dragn enraged @ wm, make war v rest o her offsprg: who obey G cmd/hold to testmny o J

 


Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture):

1
12:1-6
The Woman and the Dragon
Principle:
God protects His people even though we may be called to suffer for the kingdom of God.
2
12:7-12
The War in Heaven
Principle:
God is already victorious in every spiritual battle that is going to be waged.
3
12:13-17
The Dragon Pursues the Woman
Principle:
The enemy wages war against the people of God.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure):

The dragon wages war against the woman and her offspring.

 

Aim:

TCMATK the enemy of our souls is very real and fights a very real war against the people of God, but we may take comfort in the fact that, because we belong to Him, we are already completely victorious over that enemy.

 

Application:

1
How have you experienced God’s protection over you in the midst of your suffering?
2
In what way do the people of God triumph over the devil by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony?
3
What action will you take to remain faithful to Jesus as the devil wages war against you?

 

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