SUNDAY Guide

TEACHING NOTES

October 9, 2022

REVELATION: GOD WINS PART 6: ENTER THE HORSEMAN & 144,000

I. TODAY'S TEXT: REVELATION 6:1-8:6

II. Jesus, the Lamb, breaks the Seven Seals (Revelation 6:1-8:6)

1. The 1st seal:____________________ (the white horse rider) is first & above creation. (Rev. 6:2)

2. The 2nd-4th seals show us the natural aftermath of ____________________ God. (Rev. 6:3-8)

  • The 2nd Seal is War (Rev. 6:3-4). Without God, we must fight for what we want. (See Gen. 4)
  • The 3rd Seal is Famine (Rev. 6:5-6). We are starved for the essentials while drowning in excess. 
  • The 4th Seal is Sickness & Death (Rev. 6:7-8). Occurs when we don't treat our bodies as temples. 

3. The 5th-6th seals show us that ____________________ & nature are not exempt from sins' consequence. (Revelation 6:9-17)
 
4. The sealed 144,000 worshipers symbolize ____________________ believers throughout history (Rev. 7:1-17)  

  • The number 144,000 is a symbolic number: 
    • There were 12 tribes and 12 apostles. Twelve times 12 equals 144. 
    • One thousand refers to an uncountable number of people.

  • KEY: They are marked with the mark of Jesus. (This symbol refers to Deuteronomy 15:16-17) 

  • QUESTION: Do you ____________________ the mark of Jesus?
    
5. The 7th seal tells us that God listens to and ____________________ the prayers of his saints  (Revelation 8:1-5)

  • QUESTION: If you're not ____________________, what is God responding to?

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