Sermon Outline

Revelations 5:1-5 (Read the rest of Revelation 5.)

Revelations 6:1-2

When does the tribulation period start?

  • In heaven, it is marked by Jesus opening the seals.
  • On earth, it is marked by the Antichrist making a peace deal with Israel.

The Tribulation: Trouble or Affliction

The Main Characters of the Tribulation

The Workers of Evil

  • Satan: He is, at his heart, a deceiver. Satan is now being restrained, but in the tribulation, he will be unrestrained.
  • The Antichrist: A man of lawlessness
  • The False Prophet: Primary role is to lead the world to worship the Antichrist
  • False prophets, false messiahs and false teachers

There will be an escalation of deception during the tribulation.

The Workers of Righteousness: Angels

  • Deliver prophetic messages
  • Announce God’s judgment
  • Execute judgment

2 Timothy 3:1-5

Lawlessness is key to understanding our times.

The law is the Moral Law, delivered by God, to Moses.

  • 144,000 Jewish witnesses
  • Two witnesses

Jesus will open the Seven Seals.   Revelation 5 and 6

Jesus will release the Seven Trumpet Judgements.


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