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Revelation 12 Reading Guide


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Chapter Overview:

Remember that we're interpreting this apocalypse (revelation) by noting that it tells the same narrative from seven different perspectives. This interpretation is called Progressive Parallelism because each perspective occurs parallel to the others timewise, but in each perspective we get progressively more insight. Here's a recap:


First half of Revelation: The conflict between the Church & the world

  • Ch. 1-3: Christ message to His church

  • Ch. 4-7: The seven seals

  • Ch. 8-11: The seven trumpets

Each section begins with the risen Christ & ends with a picture of His coming victory.



Second half of Revelation: The conflict between the Church & the world is a manifestation of the war in Heaven between Christ & satan (the dragon / accuser)

  • Ch. 12-14: The dragon & the woman

As the second half of Revelation begins, the language & symbolism gets more and more fantastic and hard to even imagine. As the complications and details add up, it is critically important for you to keep the overall theme of Revelation in mind: The Victory of the Christ & His Church over the Dragon & his Helpers.

CAST OF CHARACTERS: This fourth perspective on Christ's victory has three characters: