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THE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF REVELATION

Chapters

10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12

Chapter 10

Jesus Is Set for the Consummation of the Age

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     10:1 And I saw another mighty angel [Jesus, Himself] come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire [Dan. 10:4-6]: 10:2 And he had in his hand a little book open [Rev. 5:7; the little book is opened and many pages have been turned]: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, 10:3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. 10:4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven (Rev. 9:13) saying unto me, Seal up those things [c/p. Dan. 8:26] which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not [these details are hidden from the devil].

    10:5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, 10:6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever [angels are programmed to obey; only menóincluding Jesusócan swear by the Father], who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time [delay] no longer: 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel [the voice of the seventh trumpet angel rings for a period of days; it apparently does not sound until The Antichrist Covenant Week and Danielís 70th week have ended (Rev. 11:15)], when he shall begin to sound [his sound begins at close of the week], the mystery of God (Col. 2:2-3) should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

    10:8 And the voice which I heard from heaven (verse 4) spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. 10:9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. 10:10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. 10:11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

[Note: the chronological storyline of Revelation is continued at Rev. 11:7]

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Parenthetical Detail From Midweek(2)

Chapter 11 

    11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months [the last half of both The Antichrist Covenant week and Danielís 70th week of years (Dan. 9:27; c/p. Rev 13:5): which is the time of Jacobís trouble (Jer. 30:7; Matt. 24:21; Dan. 12:1; Luke 17:28)]. 11:3 And I will give power [proof that this angel/messenger is the resurrected Lord Jesus] unto my two witnesses [Enoch and Elijah (c/p. Heb. 9:27)], and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days [also the same last half of The Antichrist Covenant week and Danielís 70th week during which God's full attention is on the 12 tribes of Jacob, whom He named Israel (Gen. 32:28; c/p. Rev. 7:1-8)], clothed in sackcloth [the clothing of an Old Covenant prophet]. 11:4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. 11:5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. 11:6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy [Jacobís trouble is a time of no rain]: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. [C/p. The Vision Is Sealed Until the Time of the End.]

The End of Both The Antichrist Covenant Week and Danielís 70th Week of Years

[Note: the chronological storyline of Revelation is continued from Rev. 10:11]

    11:7 And when they [the two witnesses] shall have finished their testimony [after 42 months or 3 Ĺ years (verse 3): which is a maximum of 12 months from Rev. 9:21], the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit (Rev. 9:11) shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. 11:8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt [indicating sexual purversion], where also our Lord was crucified [Jerusalem]. 11:9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations [the entire world (c/p. Rev. 7:9)] shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. 11:10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

    11:11 And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. 11:12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither (c/p. Rev. 4:1). And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. 11:13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell [Jerusalem], and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven [glory was not given to a personal God and Savior, but only to the God of heavenóstill no repentance].

    11:14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.

The Consummation of the Age

The Seventh Trumpet Judgment

    11:15 And the seventh angel sounded [The Antichrist Covenant week and Danielís 70th week of years (Dan. 9:27): which is the time of Jacobís trouble (Jer. 30:7) are now concluded]; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. 11:16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, 11:17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned [has begun to reign].

    11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come [the trumpet judgments have been insufficient to bring the world to repentance, God must now judge the world with seven vials [bowels] of wrath (Rev. 16)], and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. 11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail [hail in a time of no rain (c/p. vs. 11:6)].

[Note: the chronological storyline of Revelation is continued at Rev. 12:7.]

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Chapter 12

Israel During The Time of Jacobís Trouble(3)

[These events happen about midweek: when the 144,000 of the 12 tribes of Jacob (Israel) are being commissioned and set apart by God (Rev. 7:1-8)]

    12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars [a description of Israel (Gen. 37:9-11); notethis Chapter concerns whole House of Jacob, which is considerably larger than just the nation of Israel]: 12:2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.    

    12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon [Satan is behind the kingdoms that have oppressed and will yet oppress Israel (see Endnote 8, Rev. 17:2, Rev. 17:8-12, The Book of Revelation In Verse-By-Verse Outline)], having seven heads (Rev. 17:9-10) and ten horns (Rev. 17:12), and seven crowns upon his heads. 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven [fallen angels (Rev. 12:7-9)], and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born [one-third of Satanís kingdom is assigned to kill the man child].

    12:5 And she brought forth a man child [the 144,000 of the twelve tribes of Israelóthe whole House of Jacobówhich were sealed in Rev. 7:1-8]; c/p. Ezek 37:11 and Ezek 37:15-20] they are to rule all nations on earth with a rod of iron (c/p. Psa. 149:5-8; Matt. 19:28): and her child was caught(4) up unto God, and to his throne(5).[This man child cannot be Jesus; see Rev. 12:5, The Book of Revelation In Verse-By-Verse Outline.]

    12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness [this is the first contingent of the remnant of Israel (c/p. Rev. 12:12; and Rev. 12:14)], where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days [this happens at midweek following the Rapture of the Church (Matt. 24:16; and Mark 13:14) when the Antichrist breaks his seven-year covenant with Israel (Dan. 9:27), when many of the inhabitants of Israel heed the warning of Jesus and flee into the mountains, which many believe to be the rock-hewn city of Petra in Jordan; (c/p. also Rev. 11:3 and Rev. 12:14)].

War in the Heavens Following the Close of The Antichrist Covenant Week and Danielís 70th Week

[Note: the chronological storyline of Revelation is continued from Rev. 11:19.]

    12:7 And there was war in heaven [the earth's atmosphere, the kingdom of the prince of the power of the air (Eph. 2:2)]: Michael and his angels (c/p. Dan. 12:1) fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

    12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ [His Anointed One]: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night [the accuser of our Christian-Jewish brethren for rejecting their Messiah in His first advent]. 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death [many if not all of these Christians shall die for their faith (c/p. Rev. 14:12-13; Rev. 20:4, The Book of Revelation In Verse-By-Verse Outline.])].

The Third Woe: the Wrath of Satan

    12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe [this is the third woe (c/p. Rev. 8:13)] to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! [people are living in the sea] for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time [the second coming of Jesus is apparently 75 days following the close of the Antichrist Covenant Week and Danielís 70th week (Dan. 12:11-12), The Book of Revelation In Verse-By-Verse Outline.]. 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child [the wrath of Satan is poured out on the final remnant of Jews still remaining in Israel (c/p. Rev 12:6].

[Note: the chronological storyline of Revelation is continued at verse 12:17.]

Additional Detail from Midweek Concerning the Remnant of Israel in the Wilderness

    12:14 And to the woman [Israel] were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time [3 Ĺ years (Dan.12:7; c/p. Rev. 11:1-3, Rev. 13:5) from the time Michael stands up to defend Israel (Dan. 12:1; c/p. also Rev. 12:7)], from the face of the serpent. 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood(6) after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

There is great revival in Israel during the last half of the Antichrist Covenant Week

[Note: the chronological storyline of Revelation is continued from verse 12:13.]

    12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman [because he could not destroy the nation with the flood], and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God(7), and have the testimony of Jesus Christ [(Rev. 12:10-11; this is the final remnant of Israel before the second coming of Jesus to reign over the earth during this last 75 days of the third woe of verse 12:12)]. 

[Note: the chronological storyline of Revelation is continued at Rev. 14:1.]

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ENDNOTES

bullet 2. Note: The chronological story of Revelation is set forth in the full margins, with parenthetical detail inserted in the indented margins. This is the first parenthetical section, the Book having been sequential up to this point.
bullet 3. The time of Jacobís trouble is the last 3 Ĺ years of both the Antichrist Covenant week and Danielís 70th week of years (Jer. 30:7).
bullet 4. The Greek word for caught up, harpazo, literally means to catch away, pluck or seize by force [from danger]óthe same word used to describe the Rapture of the Church in 1 Thes. 4:15-17. It cannot apply to Jesus, as His ascension was not even remotely a catching away to escape any danger (c/p. Acts 1:9, 11; Rev. 12:5).
bullet 5. All 144,000 are seen standing in the throne room of God in Rev. 14:1; these are the natural seed of Abraham which God will use to repopulate the nation Israel during the Millennium (Isa. 4:1).
bullet 6. While crossing the Jordan river valley in their escape to the nation of Jordan, Satan causes a great earthquake and gale in the Sea of Galilee or the Dead Sea (or both) to cause a great flash flood like a tidal wave coming down the Jordan valley to attempt to drown the remnant of Israel fleeing into the wilderness. God opens up the great fault under the Jordan river to swallow up the flood and save the remnant of Israel (Rev. 12:15-16; c/p. Num. 16:32). [Satan brought a similar earthquake and gale on the Sea of Galilee during the ministry of Jesus in attempt to kill Him and His disciples (Matt. 8:24), where the Greek word, seismos (Strongís Exhaustive Concordance (Baker) #4578) is translated tempest in the King James Bible.]
bullet 7. Jews saved under the ministry of the two witnesses (Rev. 11:3) and the 144,000 evangelists from the 12 Tribes of Israel (Rev. 7:1-8; Rev. 12:5), who also keep the 4thCommandment concerning the Sabbath day (c/p. Matt. 24:16-20).

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