NOTES ON THE BOOK OF THE REVELATION
Calvary Methodist Church
Fargo, North Dakota

Charles Pinkney

GRAPHIC: The Fallen World Contrasted to the Heavenly

GRAPHIC: The Seven Spirits of God: Anointing Attributes of The Holy Spirit

GRAPHIC: Various Prophetic timelines of 70 Weeks of Daniel Chapter 9
(The Seventy 'Weeks' of Daniel) C Pinkney Chronology of Revelation, From dispensational and Future pre-millenial interpretation of Bible prophecy.

THE COMING PRINCE: By Sir Robert Anderson. Published 1897. Meticulous calculations that determine precise dating of Daniel's 70 Weeks (Chapter 9) Philogos.org also includes many classic Christian authors and expositors.

WHAT IS AMILLENIALISM?
An Eschatological View That There Is No Future Literal Thousand Year Reign Of The Messiah Jesus This view, held by most established denominations, teaches that we are already in the millennium. They argue that Revelation was written in the early 60s a.d. - - prior to the destruction of the temple and Jerusalem. Thus historical events following the first decades of the church age met the prophetic timeline written in The Revelation. This view tends to view prophecy concluding with the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 a.d. Amillenialists generally hold the view of 'replacement theology' meaning that the church has replaced Israel. There are numerous sub sets and variations to amillenialism. Revelation is thought to inspire figuratively.
Dispensational Interpretation of Scripture
offered to refute the symbolic or metaphorical view of Revelation by Don Koenig

COMPLETE TEXT OF C. PINKNEY'S E-BOOK:
"The Seven Spirits of God" in PDF format

HOW SOON MAY "THE DAY OF THE LORD" BE?
Here are some reasons to support the view that it may be sooner than we think.

SUMMARY OF SEALS, TRUMPET AND BOWL JUDGMENTS
PDF includes Chapter, Verse and Events

NOTES ON THE INTRODUCTION, CHAPTERS 1-3 - - PDF
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND TO REVELATION

NOTES ON CHAPTER 4: Session 1 Charles Pinkney
THE CHURCH AGE: Had a beginning; shall have an end.
THE CHURCH IS SEEN IN HEAVEN AFTER CHAPTER 4

NOTES ON CHAPTER 4: Session 2 Charles Pinkney
UNDERSTANDING THE MYSTERY CHURCH:
THE BODY OF CHRIST CONTINUES TO MINISTER ON EARTH

NOTES ON CHAPTER 4: Session 3
THE AMAZING PROPHETIC TIMELINE OF DANIEL 9
(See link to Sir Robert Anderson who calculated the precise dates and timing of the 70 prophetic weeks of years. "The Coming Prince" in the resource section above)

NOTES ON CHAPTER 4: Session 3 Supplemental Charles Pinkney
THE MYSTERY OF THE CHURCH AGE, THE CHURCH WAS NOT FULLY REVEALED TO OT PROPHETS but there were references to the gathering of the gentiles. (God's prophetically revealed the outreach to the gentiles i.e. the nations of the earth)

NOTES ON CHAPTER 6: Session 4 Chapter 4 and 5 briefly summarized
In Chapter 6 supplemental information included on He who withholds as
found in 2 Thessalonians 2. Also includes contrasts two views of eschatology Historic Amillenial and Dispensational Pre Millenial.

QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION:
The class will investigate and present their views on five questions
that relate to Revelation, The Day of the Lord, and others.

Session 5: CHAPTER 7
Discussion notes on varying chronologies of the tribulation and great tribulation; We are shown activities in heaven prior to the sounding of the 7th trumpet. There is a silence. Angels cause activities on the earth to be come to a halt in order to seal 144000 Jewish men to ready them for God's service.

Session 6: CHAPTER 7 AND 8 CONTINUED - - THE IMAM MAHDI OF ISLAMIC ESCHATOLOGY CONTRASTED WITH CHRISTIAN ESCHATOLOGY: This is a 20 minute CD presentation featuring John MacArthur's teaching. Islam's Mahdi fits the description of our AntiChrist and Vice-Versa.

Session 7: February 19, 2012 CD PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION
The topic discussed is "The Coming Tribulation" I use 23 minutes of a total 58 minute presentation by John MacArthur using the text of
Mark 13.

Session 8 : FEBRUARY 26, TODAY WE LISTEN TO PRESENTERS WHO HOLD VARYING VIEWS OF The Rapture; Post, Pre. 26 Minute CD:
Discussion question for next week handed out:

Session 9: MARCH 4: 2012... PDF of these discussion questions are linked here: TOPIC: As in the days of Noah and the Days of Lot. Discussion of the Noah and Lot referance given in Luke 17 and Matt. 24: SEE PDF LINK JUST ABOVE. Class members will share their discoveries.

DISCUSSION OF TYPOLOGY OF DAYS OF NOAH AND LOT
PDF of scriptures cited: Genesis 6, 7, Genesis 19; 2Peter2,6-8; Luke 17:26-30.

Session 10 MARCH 11: REVELATION 9-12: CD Commentaries included edited portions of Chuck Smith, Alan Horvath and John MacArthur. Handout provided with key events and the chapters in which they occur.

Session 11 MARCH 18: REVELATION 13-14: CD Commentaries included edited portions of Chuck Smith, Alan Horvath and John MacArthur.

Session 12 MARCH 25: REVELATION 15-16: David Guzik Commentary Online Link. Graphic by Charles Pinkney of the chronology of events in Revelation presented to the class. Chapter 16 CP summary comments
CHRONOLOGIES AND TIMELINES: I have never seen any timeline chart that agrees with another commentary or church's interpretation. Therefore you may assume that my version is also not without errors. At this point no one really knows with certainty the timing of specific events within the 7 year timeline. It is open to question when the 144000 are chosen and go forth to minister. It is open to question when the Two Witnesses begin their ministry I choose an earlier time rather than place their ministry after the mid term (after 3 1/2 years.) There is still debate as to whether the 'seals' are regarded as God's judgments or not. So when you view my chart and see an arrow directed at the time it is my best approximation and no more.

Session 13 APRIL 1: MYSTERY BABYLON: My Revelation Chapter 17 summary notes pdf Class listens to the John MacArthur presentation (Edited slightly There are 3 approximately 10 minute videos of this subject) from this YouTube link:

Easter Services only on 4/8 - No Sunday School Classes

Session 14 APRIL 15: JUDGMENT UPON BABYLON The demonic spiritual nature of the world system typified by ancient Babylon is manifested again in anti-christ Babylon, the final world power. Horvath CD commentary of Revelation 18 and 19 and Commentary extracted from David Guzik on Revelation 19. Handout on general terms and concepts of Eschatology, Revelation and Prophecy. PDF

Session 15 APRIL 22: REVELATION CHAPTER 20: Commentary consists of edited
portions from Dr. Chuck Missler. I also present a CD with Dr. John McLean's
chronology of Revelation. (with follow-up class discussions)

Session 16 APRIL 29: REVELATION CHAPTER 21: Here is a link to Don Koenig's commentary on Revelation Chapter 21 which is the principle source of today's group reading and discussions.

Session 17 MAY 6: REVELATION CHAPTER 22: Commentary by David Guzik online at web resource, www.enduringword.com - - Both Koenig and Guzik have excellent commentaries that include referances to other conservative expositors on the Bible and Revelation.

Session 18 MAY 13: PRAISE AND WORSHIP DERIVED FROM REVELATION TEXTS.


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EXPRESSIONS OF GOD'S NATURE, ALL EXPRESSED THROUGH YESHUA