Revelation is Grandma's favorite part of the Bible because it really gives us hope in the future that God loves us enough that he gives us eternity in a beautiful city and could make the world whatever he wanted it to be. He really has the power for anything we just have to trust him.
Therefore, here is the Introduction to the Revelation:
"How ...does Revelation show us God's love? Revelation shows that all of God's glorious plans will come to perfect and complete conclusion. Enemies of God will resist him and cause troubles for God's people, but they will finally be defeated. Then God will usher all believers in Christ into a beautiful New kingdom, heaven, where there will be no sin or tears or sadness.
Whom...did God inspire to write this book? John, a disciple of Jesus, wrote this book, along with the Gospel of John and the epistles 1, 2, and 3 John.
For Whom...was this book first written? This book was written for all Christians everywhere.
When...was this book written? John wrote this book about AD 90.
What...special messages does this book give us? This book is a very special message from Jesus. John wrote it to tell people about a vision he had of Christ and about "what must soon take place" (Revelation 1:1). Suffering is ahead, but Christ will finally bring his faithful people to the perfect joy of heaven.
...are some important teachings in this book?
Jesus will return in glory. Revelation 1:7-8
Jesus is God. Revelation 1:9-18
Letters to seven churches. Revelation 2-3(this is not Grandma's mistake)
God is on his throne. Revelation 4:1-7:17
Various enemies of God's
people will be conquered. Revelation 8:1-19;5
God will judge Satan. Revelation 20:7-10
God will judge the dead. Revelation 20:11-15
A new world. Revelation 21:1-22:6"
Now Grandma will give you the exercises in Revelation of Faith Alive:
"Words to RememberRevelation 1:7 Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him.
Let's Live It!Revelation 1:9-18 Jesus is Almighty God--John was a close friend of Jesus. But what happened when he saw Jesus as he truly is in heaven? Read Revelation 1:9-18.
Find or draw a picture of how Jesus might have looked as a baby. Find or draw a picture of how Jesus might have looked as a grown-up teaching and healing. Find or draw a picture of Jesus in heaven, as he is in Revelation 1. Put the three pictures together on your wall to remind you that Jesus is God as well as your loving friend.
Did You Know? Revelation 3:1 Who were the angels of the churches mentioned in Revelation 2-3? Angel means "messenger." John was writing to leaders of these churches. They were God's messengers. Each of the cities mentioned was in Asia Minor, not far from the Island where John was a prisoner when he wrote Revelation.
Words to RememberRevelation 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.
Did You Know?Revelation 4:2 What did John see in heaven? John saw God on his throne, being worshiped there. Then John saw Jesus, the Lamb of God. In John's vision of the future, Jesus is about to begin punishing the people of earth for their sins.
Life in Bible Times-A Sealed Scroll--Important papers were fastened with seals. Wax or clay held the papers together. A mark was made in the wax or clay when it was soft. No one could open the papers without breaking the seal.
Did You Know?Revelation 6:12 What are the seals in Revelation 6? The seals represent punishments that come on those who oppose God.
Did You Know?Revelation 9:18 Should we fear some great disaster to come? The plagues here are not literal disasters to take place. Rather, they are picture language of punishments on God's enemies at many times. Christians will suffer in life, too, but the message is that in the end all God's enemies will be destroyed and all his people will be delivered.
Did You Know?Revelation 10:11 What if all this seems too hard to understand? The book of Revelation is difficult for everyone because John is describing a series of visions. He uses many words that are symbols. No one can be sure what everything means. Yet Revelation is a comforting book. It clearly teaches that all people who believe in Christ will triumph.
Did You Know?Revelation 13:1 Who is the "beast coming out of the sea"/ No one can be sure, but he will be an ally of Satan and try to take God's place. And he will be defeated.
Did You Know?Revelation 17:5 What is Babylon? Babylon in the book of Revelation does not mean the historical city but is a symbol. It may mean the church when it falls away from pure teachings of God and follows false doctrines.
Life in Bible Times-Horses--When rulers rode on horses it meant they were going to war When rulers came in peace they rode donkeys. Jesus is pictured here in Revelation as a warrior coming on a horse to conquer Satan finally and forever.
Did You Know?Revelation 19:11 How will Jesus come? When it is time to judge the world. Jesus will come back as a warrior, with all the armies of heaven. He will punish God's enemies then and defeat Satan.
Did You Know?Revelation 20:10 What will happen to Satan? Satan will be thrown into hell, to be punished there forever. People who do not believe in Jesus will be forever in hell also.
Did You Know?Revelation 21:4 What will heaven be like? Revelation 21-22 are about heaven. Heaven will be a beautiful place. There will be no sorrow of tears there. Everything will be new, best of all, we will be with God forever.
Words to RememberRevelation 22:12 Behold! I am coming soon!
Let's Live It!Revelation 21:1-22:6 What is Heaven Like?--Read Revelation 21:1-22:6. These verses tell us a lot about what heaven will look like. Name three jewels that will be found in heaven. What will the streets be made of? Why will there be no sun or moon (Revelation 21:23)? What four things will not be in heaven (Revelation 21:4)? This information provides only a glimpse of the brilliance of heaven and the glory of God who fills heaven with his light.
Today tell at least one friend why you are glad Jesus died so you can live with him someday in heaven.
Words to RememberRevelation 22:20 He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon" Amen. Come, Lord Jesus."