Smyrna – Becoming a coward when martyrdom is the price of faithfulness;
What was the challenge of the Pergamum church?
Pergamum – Listening to appealing false teachers;
What was the challenge of the Thyatira church?
Thyatira – Tolerating sin;
What was the challenge of the Sardis church?
Sardis – “Having a reputation of being alive but [being] dead;”
What was the challenge of the Philadelphia church?
Philadelphia – Becoming weak;
What was the challenge of the Laodicea church?
Laodicea – Becoming “lukewarm.”
Which church's challenge in Revelation becoming a coward when martyrdom is the price of faithfulness?
Which church's challenge in Revelation was losing their “first love”?
Which church's challenge in Revelation was listening to appealing false teachers?
Which church's challenge in Revelation was tolerating sin?
Which church's challenge in Revelation was having a reputation of being alive but [being] dead?
Which church's challenge in Revelation was becoming weak?
Which church's challenge in Revelation was becoming “lukewarm"?
What is a distinctive feature used in the book of Revelation?
What book is distinguished because of the use of Numerology?
How many times does the number seven get used in Revelation?
What number represents completeness?
What does the number seven represent?
What are the 15 different things as represented by their being seven of them in the book of Revelation?
What is required for someone to fully grasp the meaning in Revelation?
The symbolism of numbers
What are the symbolism of numbers in Revelation for the number 3?
What are the symbolism of numbers in Revelation for the number 3 ½ - a half of 7?
The time that evil is allowed to reign
What are the symbolism of numbers in Revelation for the number 4?
What are the symbolism of numbers in Revelation for the number 6?
What are the symbolism of numbers in Revelation for the number 7?
What are the symbolism of numbers in Revelation for the number 10 like 1,000?
What are the symbolism of numbers in Revelation for the number 12?
the tribes of Israel from sons of Jacob or the Apostles… in essence, the people of God
What are the symbolism of numbers in Revelation for the number 24?
both the sons of Jacob and the Apostles
What are the symbolism of numbers in Revelation for the number 666?
totally imperfection – the beast
What are the symbolism of numbers in Revelation for the number 144,000?
the saved – 12 X 12 X 10 X 10 X 10 = 144,000
What is the study of the traditional Jewish system of assigning numerical value to a word or phrase called?
What is Gematria?
The study of the traditional Jewish system of assigning numerical value to a word or phrase
In Gamatria, what is Nero (Nerom Kaisar)?
Well, in Hebrew, Nero’s name is NRON QSR. (Neron Kaisar) Each letter has a value: nun (50) + resh (200) + vav (6) + nun (50) + qof (100) + samech (60) + resh (200) = 666! The mark of the beast!
What is NRON QSR?
Nero's (Neron Kaisar) name in Hebrew
Who had the mark of the beast?
Why did Nero have the mark of the beast?
Because the numerical value of his name equaled 666
What does the scripture say in Revelation 13:3 about the beast?
the beast “had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed.” (
What scripture restates Revelation 13:3?
This is again is stated in Revelation 13:12.)
Who is the original beast?
The original beast is Nero
Up to the time of Nero, who was considered to be the worst persecutor to the Christians?
What are some horrible acts that Nero did to persecute Christians?
he burned disciples as touches to light his garden and blamed the Great Fire of Rome in 64 AD on the Christians, which stirred-up tremendous hate toward the Christians.
Who is Nero – so to speak – resurrected as?
What had Domitian done which was more extreme than any other Emperor?
Domitian took Emperor Worship farther than any before him.
How did Domitian take Emperor Woship farther than any before him?
All other emperors were “made gods” upon their death. However, Domitian commanded everyone address him as “Lord and God” while he was living.
What did Emperor Domitian want to be addressed by everyone?
Lord and God
Thus, “the whole world was astonished and followed the beast… He was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation” – the Roman Empire! (Revelation 13:3, 7) is stated in relation to who?
In revelation 13:3 and 13:7 is in relation to which emperor?
What happened if one “gave into” Emperor Worship ?
then your name was “not written in the book of life.” (Revelation 13:8)
What scripture states, “not written in the book of life.” ?
What was, without question, the biggest challenge for all disciples is the time of Emperor Domitian emperor worship?
because if someone did not address Domitian (or future emperors) as “Lord and God,” one might not have a job; thus one could not earn money for food for one’s family; and in some cases you were condemned to die. (Revelation 13:15-17)
What does Revelation 13:10 state?
“If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity they will go. If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword they will be killed.” This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God’s people. (Revelation 13:10 NIV)
In the Book of Revelation, what does the Spirit clearly teach in regards to Nero and Domitian?
the principle that even if the governmental authorities call you to renounce your faith, one must stand firm.
In Revelation, what matters most in every circumstance?
For no matter the circumstances, Jesus is “our Lord and God.” (Revelation 4:11)
In the end, what will Jesus be?
He will be victorious over the “unholy trinity” of the Devil, the Beast and the False Prophet!