1 Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern USA HOLY BOOK OF REVELATION Beginner Level CHAPTER 1 1. "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End," says the Lord, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty." 2. The seven stars are: a) the churches b) the angels c) the messages d) the lamp stands CHAPTER 2 1. "He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the Churches." 2. To which church did the Lord promise the crown of life? a) Ephesus b) Smyrna c) Pergamos d) Thyatira CHAPTER 3 1. Re-arrange the following verses: In hears him Me door the he behold and voice with I with door in at and to opens and anyone the if knock stand come if will. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. Revelations 3:20 2. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life ; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. CHAPTER 4 1. Who says without rest day or night Holy, Holy Holy? a) the angels b) the four living creatures c) the 24 elders d) St. John 2. The third living creature was like a: a) lion b) calf c) man d) eagle CHAPTER 5 1. What was in the hand of Him who sat on the throne? a) a golden lamp b) a golden bowl c) a scroll d) a harp 2. Who took the scroll from Him who sat on the throne? a) the elders b) a living creatures b) St. John d) a lamb CHAPTER 6 1. What colors were the horses seen in the vision? White, fiery red, black, pale 2. What was given to the one on the red horse? a) a crown b) a bow c) a sword d) a pair of scales CHAPTER 7 1. What was the number of those who were sealed? a) 40 b) 140 c) 14,000 d) 144, "They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; "for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes." CHAPTER 8 1. What was given to the seven angels? They were given seven (7) trumpets
2 2. Matching: 1) First Trumpet c) hail and fire mingled with blood thrown to the earth 2) Second Trumpet d) something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea 3) Third Trumpet b) star from heaven fell on 1/3 of rivers & springs of water 4) Fourth Trumpet a) sun was struck, 1/3 moon, 1/3stars &likewise the night CHAPTER 9 1. The star fallen from Heaven was given the key to: a) the Heavenly Kingdom b) Jerusalem c) the bottomless pit d) the earth 2. The tails of the locusts were like: a) scorpions b) serpents c) fire d) lions CHAPTER The mighty angel had on his head: a) a crown b) a hat c) a cloud d) a rainbow 2. What did St. John do with the little book? a) read it b) wrote it c) ate it d) burned it CHAPTER The two witness were given to prophesy for: a) 42 days b) 1260 days c) 3 and half days d) 1260 years 2. Rearrange the following verse: taken the O great we who you is reigned who because Almighty who and Lord come is and one thanks your was have power and. We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, The One who is and who was and who is to come, Because You have taken Your great power and reigned. (Rev. 11:17) CHAPTER For how long was the woman fed in the wilderness? a) 1200 days b) 1260 days c) 40 days d) 3 days 2. What was given to the woman? A) two wings b) gold c) a crown d) a sword CHAPTER What did the dragon give the beast from the sea? HIS POWER, HIS THRONE, AND GREAT AUTHORITY. 2. What did the beast from the land require all to receive? a) a Holy Bible b) a mark c) a sword CHAPTER How many were standing with the lamb on Mount Zion? a) 144,000 b) 14,000 c) 44,000 d) 41, How many angels did St. John hear speaking? a) 1 b) 2 c) 3 d) 4 CHAPTER Which song were those on the sea of glass singing? a) song of victory b) song of the angels c) song of judgment c) song of Moses 2. Complete the following: 1- The TEMPLE of the TABERNACLE of the testimony in _ HEAVEN was opened. 2- Seven angels having the seven last _ PLAGUES. CHAPTER The bowls contained: a) gold b) the wrath of God c) food d) water 2. The fourth bowl was poured out on: a) the earth b) the rivers c) the sun d) the sea
3 CHAPTER MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 2. Matching: 1) Seven heads (b) a) a scarlet beast 2) The woman adorned with (c) b) destroyed 3) She was setting on (a) c) gold and precious stones CHAPTER "Babylon the great is fallen, is _ FALLEN, and has become a dwelling place of DEMONS a prison for every foul _ SPIRIT, and a cage for every unclean and hated _ BIRD." 2. Babylon's judgment will come in: a) one hour b) one day c) one month d) one year CHAPTER Then a voice came from the THRONE, saying, "Praise our _GOD, all you His _SERVANTS and those who fear Him, both small and GREAT!" 2. Now I saw HEAVEN opened, and behold, a white _HORSE. And He who sat on him was called FAITHFUL and True, and in righteousness He _JUDGES and makes _WAR. CHAPTER The angel coming down from heaven had keys to: a) Heaven b) the Kingdom of God c) Hades d) the bottomless pit 2. Blessed and _HOLY is he who has part in the first _RESURRECTION Over such the SECOND death has no _POWER, but they shall be priests of God and of _CHRIST, and shall reign with Him a THOUSAND years. CHAPTER Then I, John, saw the holy city, New JERUSALEM, coming down out of HEAVEN from God, prepared as a BRIDE adorned for her HUSBAND. 2. The twelve GATES were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one _ PEARL. And the street of the city was pure _ GOLD, like transparent GLASS. CHAPTER What is on either side of the river? TREE OF LIFE 2. "I, JESUS, have sent My ANGEL to testify to you these things in the CHURCHES. I am the _ROOT and the Offspring of DAVID, the Bright and Morning _STAR."
4 Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern USA HOLY BOOK OF REVELATION Intermediate Level Name: CHAPTER 1 1. Name the seven churches to which this book was sent. Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea 2. When he turned to see the voice, what did he see? Seven golden lampstands / Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. CHAPTER 2 1. Which church did God address the following messages? a) allowed Jezebel to teach God s servants to commit sexual immortality. Thyatira b) God will give them the crown of life. Smyrna c) there are those who hold strange doctrines which against God. Pergamos d) left his first love. Ephesus 2. Find a verse repeated several times in this chapter. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. CHAPTER 3 1. Before whom will the Lord confess the names of those who overcome? but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. (Rev. 3:5) 2. What does the Lord say He would do to the Laodiceans because of their lukewarmness? So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,[g] I will vomit you out of My mouth. (Rev. 3:16) CHAPTER 4 1. What do the living creatures proclaim without rest, day and night? The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come! (Rev. 4:8) 2. Whenever the four creatures offer glory, honor, and thanks to God, what happens? Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying (Rev. 4:9-11) CHAPTER 5 1. What did St. John see in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne? And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. (Rev. 5:1) 2. What do the golden bowls full of incense represent? The prayers of the saints (Rev. 5:8) CHAPTER 6 1. Who opens each of the seals in this chapter? The Lamb 2. What is seen when the first seal is opened? What was given to him? A white horse is seen when the first seal is opened. A crown was given to the rider with the bow.
5 CHAPTER 7 1. Who and how many were sealed? 144,000 of all the tribes of the children of Israel (Rev. 7:4) 2. What was the great multitude clothed in white crying and saying? and crying out with a loud voice, saying, Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb! (Rev. 7:10) CHAPTER 8 1. What happened when the Lamb opened the seventh seal? There was silence in heaven for about half an hour. (v.1) 2. Why was the angel given much incense? That he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. (v.3) CHAPTER 9 1. What were the locusts allowed to harm? They were allowed to harm the men who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. (v. 4) 2. What were the colors of the breastplates of those on the horses? fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow (v.17) CHAPTER When the angel cried out, what happened? Seven thunders uttered their voices (v. 3) 2. What did St. John do with the book? St. John ate the book (v.10) CHAPTER What were the two witnesses to do? They were to prophesy 1260 days, clothed in sackcloth (v.3) 2. What happened to the two witnesses three and a half days after their death? The breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet (Rev. 11: 11) ; they were resurrected from the dead. CHAPTER Who was this dragon? What was done with him and his angels? SATAN; HE THROWN OUT OF HEAVEN 2. What was given the woman? Why? TWO WINGS OF A GREAT EAGLE, THAT SHE MIGHT FLY INTO THE WILDERNESS TO HER PLACE, WHERE SHE IS NOURISHED FOR A TIME AND TIMES AND HALF A TIME, FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE SERPENT. CHAPTER When he opened his mouth, what did the beast blaspheme? BLASPHEMY AGAINST GOD: TO BLASPHEME HIS NAME, HIS TABERNACLE, AND THOSE WHO DWELL IN HEAVEN. 2. Who would worship this beast from the sea? ALL WHO DWELL ON THE EARTH WILL WORSHIP HIM, WHOSE NAMES HAVE NOT BEEN WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE OF THE LAMB SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD. CHAPTER What does St. John see standing on Mount Zion? THE LAMB AND THE 144, How many angels did St. John see? THREE
6 Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern USA HOLY BOOK OF REVELATION Intermediate Level Name: CHAPTER What great and marvelous sign did St. John see in Heaven? SEVEN ANGELS HAVING THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES, FOR IN THEM THE WRATH OF GOD IS COMPLETE. 2. Who was standing on a sea of glass mingled with fire? THOSE WHO HAVE THE VICTORY OVER THE BEAST, OVER HIS IMAGE AND OVER HIS MARK AND OVER THE NUMBER OF HIS NAME CHAPTER Where were the kings of the earth gathered? ARMAGEDDON 2. What did the loud voice from the temple of Heaven, from the throne, proclaim? IT IS DONE! CHAPTER Where was the woman sitting? ON A SCARLET BEAST 2. What was written on the forehead of the woman? MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. CHAPTER What plagues will come to Babylon in one day? DEATH AND MOURNING AND FAMINE 2. What did a mighty angel throw in the sea? A STONE LIKE A GREAT MILLSTONE CHAPTER Who was sitting on the white horse? CHRIST (HIM WAS CALLED FAITHFUL AND TRUE) 2. What was written on the robe and thigh of the One on the white horse? KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS CHAPTER What did the angel do to Satan? BOUND HIM FOR A THOUSAND YEARS; 3 AND HE CAST HIM INTO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT, AND SHUT HIM UP, AND SET A SEAL ON HIM 2. What happens when the thousand years have expired? SATAN WILL BE RELEASED FROM HIS PRISON 8 AND WILL GO OUT TO DECEIVE THE NATIONS Chapter What were the twelve gates? What was the street of the city? TWELVE PEARLS; PURE GOLD, LIKE TRANSPARENT GLASS 2. Why was there no temple in the city? THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY AND THE LAMB ARE ITS TEMPLE. Chapter How many fruits did the tree bear and when? What were the leaves for? 12; THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS 2. What will happen to the one who takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy? GOD SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART FROM THE BOOK OF LIFE, FROM THE HOLY CITY, AND FROM THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK.
7 Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern USA HOLY BOOK OF REVELATION Advanced Level Name: CHAPTER 1 1. How is the Lord Jesus Christ described by St. John in this greeting? ONE LIKE THE SON OF MAN 2. How does St. John describe the Son of Man? CLOTHED WITH A GARMENT DOWN TO THE FEET AND GIRDED ABOUT THE CHEST WITH A GOLDEN BAND. HIS HEAD AND HAIR WERE WHITE LIKE WOOL, AS WHITE AS SNOW, AND HIS EYES LIKE A FLAME OF FIRE; HIS FEET WERE LIKE FINE BRASS, AS IF REFINED IN A FURNACE, AND HIS VOICE AS THE SOUND OF MANY WATERS; HE HAD IN HIS RIGHT HAND SEVEN STARS, OUT OF HIS MOUTH WENT A SHARP TWO-EDGED SWORD, AND HIS COUNTENANCE WAS LIKE THE SUN SHINING IN ITS STRENGTH. CHAPTER 2 1. For what does the Lord commend the Church in Ephesus? 2 I KNOW YOUR WORKS, YOUR LABOR, YOUR PATIENCE, AND THAT YOU CANNOT BEAR THOSE WHO ARE EVIL. AND YOU HAVE TESTED THOSE WHO SAY THEY ARE APOSTLES AND ARE NOT, AND HAVE FOUND THEM LIARS; 3 AND YOU HAVE PERSEVERED AND HAVE PATIENCE, AND HAVE LABORED FOR MY NAME S SAKE AND HAVE NOT BECOME WEARY. 2. List the promises given in this chapter to those who overcome. I WILL GIVE TO EAT FROM THE TREE OF LIFE, WHICH IS IN THE MIDST OF THE PARADISE OF GOD. SHALL NOT BE HURT BY THE SECOND DEATH I WILL GIVE SOME OF THE HIDDEN MANNA TO EAT. AND I WILL GIVE HIM A WHITE STONE, AND ON THE STONE A NEW NAME WRITTEN WHICH NO ONE KNOWS EXCEPT HIM WHO RECEIVES IT. I WILL GIVE POWER OVER THE NATIONS HE SHALL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON; THEY SHALL BE DASHED TO PIECES LIKE THE POTTER S VESSELS AS I ALSO HAVE RECEIVED FROM MY FATHER; 28 AND I WILL GIVE HIM THE MORNING STAR. CHAPTER 3 1. Which of the seven churches pleased the Lord and were not rebuked by Him? The church in Smyrna and Philadelphia 2. What does the Lord Counsel the Laodiceans to do? 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. CHAPTER 4 1. What is seen in the midst and around the throne? How are they described? And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. 7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. 8 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come! 2. Whenever the four creatures offer glory, honor, and thanks to God, what happens? 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: 11 You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created. 1. Why did St. John weep and what comforted him? He wept because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it.
8 One of the elders comforted him saying do not weep, behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals. 2. Why did they deem the Lamb worthy? Because He is worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for he was slain, and have redeemed us to God by His blood, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth. CHAPTER 6 1. What is seen when the fourth seal is opened? What was given to them? A pale horse and the name of him who sat on it was Death and Hades followed with him. Power was given to them over a fourth of the earth to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth. 2. What is seen when the fifth seal is opened? What are they saying? He saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. They are saying How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth. CHAPTER 7 1. Why did the tribes order start with the Tribe of Judah? The Tribe of Judah is considered the first born because Jesus Christ incarnated from them. 2. What future blessings the great multitude in white are promised to receive? They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherded them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
9 Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern USA HOLY BOOK OF REVELATION Advanced Level Name: CHAPTER 8 1. Why was the angel given incense and what did he do with the censor? The angel was given incense to offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden alter which was before the throne. The angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And there were noise, thunderings, lightenings, and an earthquake. V5 2. Describe what happened when the second angel sounded. 8 Then the second angel sounded: And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood. 9 And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed. CHAPTER 9 1. How are the locusts described? 7 The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. 8 They had hair like women s hair, and their teeth were like lions teeth. 9 And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle. 10 They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months. 2. Of what did those who were not killed not repent? 20 But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk. 21 And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries [a] or their sexual immorality or their thefts. CHAPTER How does St. John describe the mighty angel which comes down from Heaven? I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head; his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire. 2 He had a little book open in his hand. 2. What did the mighty angel swear by God? He swore by God that there should be delay no longer, 7 but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets. CHAPTER What power do these two witnesses have? 6 These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire. 2. What happened to the two witnesses three and a half days after their death? 8 And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our [a] Lord was crucified. 9 Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow [b] their dead bodies to be put into graves. 11 Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them. CHAPTER How had the brethren overcome the dragon?
10 BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB AND BY THE WORD OF THEIR TESTIMONY, AND THEY DID NOT LOVE THEIR LIVES TO THE DEATH. 2. Enraged by his inability to persecute the woman, who did the dragon go to make war with next? THE REST OF HER OFFSPRING, WHO KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD AND HAVE THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST. CHAPTER What did the beast from the land do? HE PERFORMS GREAT SIGNS, SO THAT HE EVEN MAKES FIRE COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN ON THE EARTH IN THE SIGHT OF MEN. 14 AND HE DECEIVES THOSE WHO DWELL ON THE EARTH BY THOSE SIGNS WHICH HE WAS GRANTED TO DO IN THE SIGHT OF THE BEAST, TELLING THOSE WHO DWELL ON THE EARTH TO MAKE AN IMAGE TO THE BEAST WHO WAS WOUNDED BY THE SWORD AND LIVED. 2. What did the beast from the land require all to receive? Why? A MARK ON THEIR RIGHT HAND OR ON THEIR FOREHEADS, AND THAT NO ONE MAY BUY OR SELL EXCEPT ONE WHO HAS THE MARK OR THE NAME OF THE BEAST, OR THE NUMBER OF HIS NAME. CHAPTER How are the 144,000 described? THEY HAVE HIS FATHER S NAME WRITTEN ON THEIR FOREHEADS; THESE ARE THE ONES WHO FOLLOW THE LAMB WHEREVER HE GOES. THESE WERE REDEEMED FROM AMONG MEN, BEING FIRSTFRUITS TO GOD AND TO THE LAMB. AND IN THEIR MOUTH WAS FOUND NO DECEIT, FOR THEY ARE WITHOUT FAULT BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD. 2. In the first of two harvests, who did the harvesting and what was reaped? THE ANGEL (CHRIST); THE CLUSTERS OF THE VINE OF THE EARTH
11 Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern USA HOLY BOOK OF REVELATION Advanced Level Name: CHAPTER Who was standing on a sea of glass mingled with fire? What were they doing? THOSE WHO HAVE THE VICTORY OVER THE BEAST, OVER HIS IMAGE AND OVER HIS MARK AND OVER THE NUMBER OF HIS NAME; THEY SING THE SONG OF MOSES, THE SERVANT OF GOD, AND THE SONG OF THE LAMB 2. For what were they praising the Lord God Almighty? FOR YOU ALONE ARE HOLY. FOR ALL NATIONS SHALL COME AND WORSHIP BEFORE YOU, FOR YOUR JUDGMENTS HAVE BEEN MANIFESTED. CHAPTER From your study of The Ten Plagues in the Holy Book of Exodus, match the bowls with the plagues of the Book of Exodus. THE FIRST BOWL CONFORMS WITH THE SIXTH PLAGUE. 2THE SECOND BOWL CONFORMS WITH THE FIRST PLAGUE. 2THE THIRD BOWL CONFORMS WITH THE FIFTH PLAGUE. 2THE FOURTH BOWL CONFORMS WITH THE NINTH PLAGUE. 2THE FIFTH BOWL CONFORMS WITH THE SECOND PLAGUE. 2THE SIXTH BOWL CONFORMS WITH THE SEVENTH PLAGUE. 2THE SEVENTH BOWL CONFORMS WITH THE SEVENTH PLAGUE. 2. Where did the frogs come from, what were they and what was their mission? THEY CAME OUT OF THE MOUTH OF THE DRAGON, OUT OF THE MOUTH OF THE BEAST, AND OUT OF THE MOUTH OF THE FALSE PROPHET. FOR THEY ARE SPIRITS OF DEMONS, PERFORMING SIGNS, WHICH GO OUT TO THE KINGS OF THE EARTH AND [F] OF THE WHOLE WORLD, TO GATHER THEM TO THE BATTLE OF THAT GREAT DAY OF GOD ALMIGHTY. CHAPTER List the description of the woman as seen by St. John. A WOMAN SITTING ON A SCARLET BEAST WHICH WAS FULL OF NAMES OF BLASPHEMY, HAVING SEVEN HEADS AND TEN HORNS. THE WOMAN WAS ARRAYED IN PURPLE AND SCARLET, AND ADORNED WITH GOLD AND PRECIOUS STONES AND PEARLS, HAVING IN HER HAND A GOLDEN CUP FULL OF ABOMINATIONS AND THE FILTHINESS OF HER FORNICATION. AND ON HER FOREHEAD A NAME WAS WRITTEN: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. I SAW THE WOMAN, DRUNK WITH THE BLOOD OF THE SAINTS AND WITH THE BLOOD OF THE MARTYRS OF JESUS. 2. What is said of the beast that was and is not? WHO WAS... THAT IS TO SAY WHO HAD AUTHORITY OVER HUMAN BEINGS, ACCUSING AND CAPTURING THEM, AND IS NOT, BECAUSE HE HAS NO MORE AUTHORITY OVER US, AS BY THE CROSS, THE KINGDOM OF GOD BECAME WITHIN US. CHAPTER Provide with verses: a) Babylon the great is destroyed. THEREFORE HER PLAGUES WILL COME IN ONE DAY DEATH AND MOURNING AND FAMINE. AND SHE WILL BE UTTERLY BURNED WITH FIRE, FOR STRONG IS THE LORD GOD WHO JUDGES HER. b) Earth mourns Babylon s destruction. THE KINGS OF THE EARTH WHO COMMITTED FORNICATION AND LIVED LUXURIOUSLY WITH HER WILL WEEP AND LAMENT FOR HER, WHEN THEY SEE THE SMOKE OF HER BURNING, STANDING AT A DISTANCE FOR FEAR OF HER TORMENT, SAYING, ALAS, ALAS, THAT GREAT CITY BABYLON, THAT MIGHTY CITY! FOR IN ONE HOUR YOUR JUDGMENT HAS COME. c) Heaven rejoices Babylon s destruction. REJOICE OVER HER, O HEAVEN, AND YOU HOLY APOSTLES AND PROPHETS, FOR GOD HAS AVENGED YOU ON HER! 2. To what degree will Babylon be judged? IN THE MEASURE THAT SHE GLORIFIED HERSELF AND LIVED LUXURIOUSLY, IN THE SAME MEASURE GIVE HER TORMENT AND SORROW;
12 CHAPTER List the descriptive features of the One sitting on a white horse. 12 HIS EYES WERE LIKE A FLAME OF FIRE, AND ON HIS HEAD WERE MANY CROWNS. HE HAD A NAME WRITTEN THAT NO ONE KNEW EXCEPT HIMSELF. 13 HE WAS CLOTHED WITH A ROBE DIPPED IN BLOOD, AND HIS NAME IS CALLED THE WORD OF GOD. 14 AND THE ARMIES IN HEAVEN, CLOTHED IN FINE LINEN, WHITE AND CLEAN, FOLLOWED HIM ON WHITE HORSES. 15 NOW OUT OF HIS MOUTH GOES A SHARP SWORD, THAT WITH IT HE SHOULD STRIKE THE NATIONS. AND HE HIMSELF WILL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON. HE HIMSELF TREADS THE WINEPRESS OF THE FIERCENESS AND WRATH OF ALMIGHTY GOD. 16 AND HE HAS ON HIS ROBE AND ON HIS THIGH A NAME WRITTEN: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. 2. Who is the bride of the Lamb? THE CHURCH CHAPTER What souls did St. John see sitting on thrones? THE SOULS OF THOSE WHO HAD BEEN BEHEADED FOR THEIR WITNESS TO JESUS AND FOR THE WORD OF GOD, WHO HAD NOT WORSHIPED THE BEAST OR HIS IMAGE, AND HAD NOT RECEIVED HIS MARK ON THEIR FOREHEADS OR ON THEIR HANDS. 2. How were the dead judged? ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS, BY THE THINGS WHICH WERE WRITTEN IN THE BOOKS. CHAPTER What is said about the dwelling of God? HE WILL DWELL WITH THEM, AND THEY SHALL BE HIS PEOPLE. GOD HIMSELF WILL BE WITH THEM AND BE THEIR GOD. 4 AND GOD WILL WIPE AWAY EVERY TEAR FROM THEIR EYES; THERE SHALL BE NO MORE DEATH, NOR SORROW, NOR CRYING. THERE SHALL BE NO MORE PAIN, FOR THE FORMER THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY. 2. What did the One on the throne say to St. John about Himself? I AM THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE END. CHAPTER What is said concerning the servants of God and of the Lamb? 3 AND THERE SHALL BE NO MORE CURSE, BUT THE THRONE OF GOD AND OF THE LAMB SHALL BE IN IT, AND HIS SERVANTS SHALL SERVE HIM. 4 THEY SHALL SEE HIS FACE, AND HIS NAME SHALL BE ON THEIR FOREHEADS. 2. How does the Lord Jesus Christ describe Himself? I AM THE ROOT AND THE OFFSPRING OF DAVID, THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR.
13 Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern USA HOLY BOOK OF REVELATION Expert Level Name: CHAPTER 1 1. How is the Lord Jesus Christ described by St. John in this greeting? CLOTHED WITH A GARMENT DOWN TO THE FEET AND GIRDED ABOUT THE CHEST WITH A GOLDEN BAND. HIS HEAD AND HAIR WERE WHITE LIKE WOOL, AS WHITE AS SNOW, AND HIS EYES LIKE A FLAME OF FIRE; HIS FEET WERE LIKE FINE BRASS, AS IF REFINED IN A FURNACE, AND HIS VOICE AS THE SOUND OF MANY WATERS; HE HAD IN HIS RIGHT HAND SEVEN STARS, OUT OF HIS MOUTH WENT A SHARP TWO-EDGED SWORD, AND HIS COUNTENANCE WAS LIKE THE SUN SHINING IN ITS STRENGTH. 2. What is said about the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ? HE IS COMING WITH CLOUDS, AND EVERY EYE WILL SEE HIM, EVEN THEY WHO PIERCED HIM. AND ALL THE TRIBES OF THE EARTH WILL MOURN BECAUSE OF HIM. CHAPTER 2 1. What pattern is generally followed in these letters to the churches? SALUTATION, EXPOSURE OF WEAKNESS, DESCRIBE REMEDY AND REWARD 2. What was the doctrine of the Nicolaitans? THESE PEOPLE LIVE IN LUST WITHOUT CONTROL, AND TEACH DIFFERENT MATTERS AS ALLOWING ADULTERY AND EATING IDOL'S OFFERINGS. CHAPTER 3 1. What had the Lord done and said He would do for those in Philadelphia? Why? He has set before him an open door and no one can shut it. Because he has a little strength, has kept His words, and has not denied His name. He will make those of the synagogue come and worship before his feet and to know that the Lord loved him. He will also keep him from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Because he has kept the Lord s command to preserve. (8-10) 2. Why does God reject the lukewarm? The lukewarm is hard to repent. The lukewarm feels that he is rich and has become wealthy and has need of nothing. But in reality he is wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. (17) CHAPTER 4 1. Who do the four living creatures symbolize? They may symbolize one of the following: a) Four characters of Christ: a man is His humanity, an eagle is His divinity, a calf is Him being a sacrifice, and a lion is His power b) The 4 Gospels which we received the salvation through them: Mathew speaks about His humanity (man), Mark speaks about His power (lion), Luke speaks about Him as a scarify (calf), John speaks about His divinity (eagle). c) They intercede for all kinds of the living creatures. 2. Whenever the four creatures offer glory, honor and thanks to God, what happens and why? 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: 11 You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created. Because they all give glory to God all the time and they usually reply each other in a chorus way CHAPTER 5 1. What does the sealed scroll symbolize? The sealed scroll may symbolize one of the following: a) The Holy Bible b) the secrets of the church s future c) the book of life which has the names of the believers c) the economy of salvation 2. What do the seven horns represent? The seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
14 CHAPTER 6 1. Give a short answer explaining the following symbols: White horse red horse black horse pale horse. White horse symbolizes the early church which conquered by Jesus Christ. Red horse symbolizes the church during the time of persecution. Black horse symbolizes the church during the time of the heresies. Pale horse symbolizes the appearance of anti- Christ. 2. When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain. Who are those people, their need, and the heaven response? Those are the people who were persecuted for the sake of Christ. They want God to avenge them on the unbelievers. The heaven response was that they have to wait till the end of the days on the Judgment day when the number of people who would be persecuted was completed. CHAPTER 7 1. What does the number of 144,000 indicate to? Indicates the number of all the believers 2. How can washing in blood makes robes white? As the blood of Jesus Chris purifies from every sin
15 Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern USA HOLY BOOK OF REVELATION Expert Level Name: CHAPTER 8 1. What do the trumpets symbolize and what do they remind you of in the Old Testament? The trumpets symbolize warnings or instructions given from God. They used to use trumpets in the Old Testament to announce for wars, to celebrate feasts, or as a sign of victory like what happened when the priests bore trumpets and marched around the city of Jericho and blew the trumpets and the walls fell down flat. 2. What does the fire from the altar symbolize? The altar symbolizes the cross and the fire symbolizes the Holy Spirit who convicts with the deserts of the blood of Jesus Christ. CHAPTER 9 1. Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth What the Apostle did mean by A star fell from heaven to the earth? He might mean someone who has a big religion responsibility will fall and accordingly satin will work in the hearts of many people. Or it might be one of the evil principalities will accuse us in front of God and take the power to open the bottomless pit. 2. Locusts have enough power to destroy any green things Where else in the Holy Bible are locusts mentioned? Locusts are mentioned in the Book of Exudes; one of the ten strikes against the Egyptians and in the Book of Joel as one of the signs of the end of the days. CHAPTER Who is that mighty angel and how does St. John describe Him? He is our Lord Jesus Christ. Mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head; his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire. 2 He had a little book open in his hand. 2. It was as sweet as honey in my mouth. But when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter. Why were the little book honey in his mouth and bitter in his stomach? The little book represents the Bible. The word of God gives joy to whoever reads it (honey) and at the same time rebukes the soul for its sins (bitter). CHAPTER Who are the two witnesses and why are they called olive trees and lamp stands? The two witnesses are Elijah and Enoch. Because olives symbolize peace and fruits while lamp stands give light to everyone. These are their characters as witnesses for God. 2. As expressed in the praise of the twenty four elders, what had come? The kingdoms of the world have become the kingdoms of the Lord and of his Christ and He shall reign forever and ever. The time came to judge the dead and to reward the saints. CHAPTER Who is the woman clothed with the sun? And the twelve stars? THE CHURCH, ALSO ST. MARY; THE TWELVE DISCIPLES 2. How can we have victory over the devil? BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB (COMMUNION) AND BY THE WORD OF THEIR TESTIMONY (FAITH), AND THEY DID NOT LOVE THEIR LIVES TO THE DEATH (WITNESSING AND MARTYRDOM). CHAPTER 13
16 1. How was the lamb slain from the creation of the world? ON THE CROSS 2. What does the number 666 mean? 6 SIMBOLIZED EVIL; 3 IS PERFECTION: 3-6 S MEANS PERFECT EVIL ST. IRANAEUS THINKS, THAT NUMBER 666 INDICATES THAT THE BEAST CARRIES ALL KINDS OF EVIL AND DECEIT, AND ALL FORCES OF RESISTANCE ARE BLOCKED UP WITHIN HIM. CHAPTER Who are the 144,000 and how are they described? THE NUMBER OF THOSE WHO ARE SEALED IS 144, MEANING THAT THE PEOPLE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT (12 DISCIPLES) MULTIPLIED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT (12 TRIBES), THEN BY ONE THOUSAND, AS ALL THROUGH JESUS BECAME CELESTIAL OR HEAVENLY, FOR THE NUMBER 1000 INDICATES HEAVEN. THEY HAVE HIS FATHER S NAME WRITTEN ON THEIR FOREHEADS; THESE ARE THE ONES WHO FOLLOW THE LAMB WHEREVER HE GOES. THESE WERE REDEEMED FROM AMONG MEN, BEING FIRSTFRUITS TO GOD AND TO THE LAMB. AND IN THEIR MOUTH WAS FOUND NO DECEIT, FOR THEY ARE WITHOUT FAULT BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD. 2. What was the message the Spirit asked St. John to write? And what is its significance? BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHO DIE IN THE LORD FROM NOW ON. YES, THAT THEY MAY REST FROM THEIR LABORS, AND THEIR WORKS FOLLOW THEM. HAPPY ARE THE CONTEMPORARIES WITH THE ANTICHRIST, FOR THEY ENDURE MORE PAIN THAN THE BELIEVERS IN ANY OTHER AGE. CONSEQUENTLY, THEIR PATIENCE IS GREATER, THEIR KEEPING THE COMMANDMENTS DEEPER, AND THEIR FAITH IN THE LORD FIRMER. THEY ARE PREPARED FOR GREAT DIADEMS OF GLORY, THAT NOBODY CAN DESCRIBE.
17 Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern USA HOLY BOOK OF REVELATION Expert Level Name: CHAPTER What does a sea of glass mingled with fire symbolize? THE SEA OF GLASS INDICATES BAPTISM; MIXED WITH FIRE OF THE TEMPTATIONS THAT THE PEOPLE WHO TASTED THE BITTERNESS, DURING THE PERIOD OF THE ANTICHRIST WENT THROUGH 2. When did Moses sing this song and what does it symbolize? WHEN MOSES AND THE PEOPLE CROSSED THE RED SEA, AND EMERGED TO THE SHORE (EXOD. 15); IT IS THE SONG OF SALVATION, AND THE SYMBOLIC SONG OF VICTORY. CHAPTER What did God want the plagues to accomplish? HE ALLOWS PUNISHMENT, OR ABANDONS US FOR OUR REPENTANCE, OR THE REPENTANCE OF OTHERS 2. Why describe the unclean spirits like frogs? 1- THEY ARE EVIL UNCLEAN SPIRITS, WHO CANNOT BEAR THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD WORKING IN THE CHURCH. 2- THEY GO OUT IN THE DARK, FOR THEY DO NOT BEAR LIGHT. 3- THEY LIVE IN MUDDY PLACES, AS THEY MISLEAD WITH THE UNCLEAN DESIRES. 4- THEY FILL THE PEOPLE'S EARS WITH UPROAR, URGING ALL TO RESIST GOD. CHAPTER Who is the beast and why is he in the past and in the future but not in the present? SATAN; WHO WAS... THAT IS TO SAY WHO HAD AUTHORITY OVER HUMAN BEINGS, ACCUSING AND CAPTURING THEM, AND IS NOT, BECAUSE HE HAS NO MORE AUTHORITY OVER US, AS BY THE CROSS, THE KINGDOM OF GOD BECAME WITHIN US. 2. Why do two evils, the beast and the harlot hate each other? THE SATANIC HOSTS OF WICKEDNESS PLANNING FOR EVIL ARE IN VIOLENT OPPOSITION, THAT THEY FINALLY DESTROY ONE ANOTHER. CHAPTER God s people should separate themselves from the world? Explain giving a verse. 4 AND I HEARD ANOTHER VOICE FROM HEAVEN SAYING, COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, LEST YOU SHARE IN HER SINS, AND LEST YOU RECEIVE OF HER PLAGUES. 1) SPIRITUAL WITHDRAWAL, I.E. REJECTION OF THEIR PRINCIPLES AND BEHAVIORS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE. 2) THE ACTUAL MATERIAL WITHDRAWAL AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. STUMBLE OVER THE ANTICHRIST AND HIS FOLLOWERS. 2. What two reasons are given for the downfall of Babylon? FOR ALL THE NATIONS HAVE DRUNK OF THE WINE OF THE WRATH OF HER FORNICATION, THE KINGS OF THE EARTH HAVE COMMITTED FORNICATION WITH HER, AND THE MERCHANTS OF THE EARTH HAVE BECOME RICH THROUGH THE ABUNDANCE OF HER LUXURY. CHAPTER Who is the bride of the Lamb? THE CHURCH 2. What does the wedding of the Lamb represent? COMMUNION (SUPPER) AND ENTERING HEAVEN CHAPTER What is the second death? ETERNAL DEATH ETERNAL FIRE. 2. What is the meaning of Satan being released from his prison? WHEN THE TIME COMES THAT THE ANTICHRIST APPEARS, HE WOULD BE GIVEN SATAN S DOMINION AND POWER TO RISE
18 AND DESTROY, EVEN IF POSSIBLE TO MISLEAD THE CHOSEN ONES. THEREFORE IT IS SAID THAT SATAN IS RELEASED FROM HELL, HIS PRISON, TO APPEAR WORKING WITH REMARKABLE POWER. Chapter What is the New Jerusalem? ETERNITY. IN REALITY IT IS THE HOUSE OF GOD WITH HIS PEOPLE. 2. Why is Heaven depicted as a cube? IT IS A SQUARE AND HAS FOUR EQUAL CORNERS, A SIGN THAT IT IS CARRIED BY THE FOUR GOSPELS WHICH LIFT THE BELIEVERS UP TO HEAVEN, AND PREPARES THEM TO BE A HEAVENLY BRIDE, BY THE POWER OF THE WORD. CHAPTER What blessedness is promised to those who do His commandments (some manuscripts say "wash their robes")? THEY MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO THE TREE OF LIFE, AND MAY ENTER THROUGH THE GATES INTO THE CITY. 2. What warning is given to those who hear the words of the prophecy of this book? IF ANYONE ADDS TO THESE THINGS, GOD WILL ADD TO HIM THE PLAGUES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK; 19 AND IF ANYONE TAKES AWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF THIS PROPHECY, GOD SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART FROM THE BOOK OF LIFE, FROM THE HOLY CITY, AND FROM THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK.