By Homer Dewayne Shappley
Certain sections of Revelation may be analyzed and understood without having to start, necessarily, with Revelation 1:1 and continue, sequentially, to the last verse. This would be obvious, I think, to just about any thoughtful reader. I prepared the original version of this commentary in Spanish, beginning in 1993, for university-level classes taught in the School of Advanced Bible Studies, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and have continued work on it ever since. Not a few of the students had four-year university degrees or higher. Having previously translated to English the studies below on the First Beast and the Seventh King-Kingdom-Beast as representative of the content, my goal now is to translate the rest of the commentary, with God’s favor, and will be adding “Acts,” “Scenes,” etc. as that is accomplished.
I am in the process of adding Part 1 of Chapter 1. The nature, purpose, and value of Revelation. Who wrote it and when.
The First Beast of Revelation 13
Act 1. Scene 1. The first beast rises out of the sea roiled by the four winds of heaven. So do the four great beasts of Daniel. Revelation 13:1-2; Daniel 7:1-3
Act 1. Scene 2. The seven heads of the first beast. Revelation 13:1; 17:2, 9-12; Daniel 7:1-7.
Act 1. Scene 3. A blasphemous name on the seven heads of the first beast. Revelation 13:1
Act 1. Scene 4. The appearance of the first beast. Revelation 13:2
Act 1. Scene 5. A Great, Fiery Red Dragon Gives Power, a Throne, and Great Authority to the First Beast.
The Seventh King-Kingdom-Beast
Act 2. The sign of the Seventh King-Kingdom-Beast. Astonishing SIGN for modern times! Revelation 17
Related articles on various portions of Revelation
Revelation 10:6. Going out into the FUTURE to the LAST DAY of TIME. Looking back at planet Earth in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Revelation 19:10. The Testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy.
More Scenes of Revelation to follow soon, Lord willing.
The entire commentary on Revelation by the author is the equivalent of about 1,200 letter-size pages.
“And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed
as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star
rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture
is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came
by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they
were moved by the Holy Spirit.” 2 Peter 1:19-21
“But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.”
1 Thessalonians 5:1-4