JUDGMENT AND VICTORY (17-20)

JUDGMENT OF HIS OPPONENTS

The Great Whore Revealed – (Revelation 17:1-6Babylon is unveiled as a bejeweled whore dripping with the shed blood of martyred saints)

End-time Babylon Rides the Beast – (Revelation 17:7-13End-time Babylon, the “Great Whore” rides the “Beast from the Sea” that is set on “seven mountains)

The Victory of the Lamb over the Beast and Babylon Announced – (Revelation 17:14-18The Lamb overcomes the Beast and the kings of the earth, but in a very paradoxical manner)

Babylon the Great is Fallen – (Revelation 18:1-8The Fall of Mystery Babylon is pronounced, and her ritual impurity denounced by an angel from heaven)

The Destruction of End-time Babylon – (Revelation 18:9-24The complete destruction of Babylon is God’s response to the persecution by “her” of the “saints”)

The Heavenly Victory Celebration – (Revelation 19:1-10The heavenly celebration of the “wedding” of the “Lamb” follows the destruction of the “Great Harlot”)

The Rider on a White Horse – (Revelation 19:11-16The Messiah “shepherds” the nations by the “word” that proceeds out of his mouth – His “armies” participate in his present reign)

The Destruction of the Beast and the False Prophet – (Revelation 19:17-21Next, the Rider on a White Horse destroys the “Beast from the sea” and the “False Prophet” )

The Imprisonment of the Dragon – (The Devil is imprisoned in the “Abyss” until an appointed time when he is released to deceive the nations into a final attempt to annihilate the saints – Revelation 20:1-3)

The Priestly Reign of the Saints – (The image of the saints reigning as a “kingdom of Priests” is linked to the vision of the “Son of Man” received by Daniel – Revelation 20:4-6)

The Judgment of the Dragon – (The Dragon is released for a “short season” to launch a final attempt to destroy the saints, however, Satan is the one destroyed – Revelation 20:7-10)

The Great White Throne of Judgment – (Following the defeat of the “Dragon,” the final judgment unfolds at least before a Great White Throne – Revelation 20:11-15)

RELATED TOPICS

Multiple Armageddons? – (Does Revelation portray several final “battles of Armageddon,” or the same battle seen from different perspectives? )

“Gog and Magog” Identified – (The book of Revelation identifies “Gog and Magog” – The nations from the “four corners of the Earth” that attack the “saints”)

Are There Multiple “Final” Judgments in Revelation? – (The three sevenfold series of Revelation all conclude with a final judgment scene at the end of the age)

One Final Battle – (The several “battle” scenes in Revelation all present the same final assault by Satan against the people of the Lamb)

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