Luke 24:25. Believe ______ that the prophets have spoken.2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God.
Answer : ____________________
NOTE: The complete oracles (sacred truth) of God are contained in the writings of the Old and New Testaments. The keys to understanding the prophecies of Revelation are found primarily in the stories of the Old Testament. For example, of the 404 verses found in the book of Revelation, 278 of them are echoes from other stories and prophecies in the Old Testament.
Luke 24:27. Beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning ________. John 5:39 Search the Scriptures; for ... they are they which testify of me.Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass.
NOTE: The central figure in all of Scripture and prophecy is Jesus. This captivating series will cover many themes of prophecy, but keep in mind that the primary focus of Daniel and Revelation is Jesus Christ and His kingdom.
John 1:1. In the beginning was the ______, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.
2 Peter 1:21. _______ men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
Luke 24:35. He was known of them in breaking of __________.
NOTE: In the Bible, bread is a symbol of the Word of God. Jesus said, "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4. As we read, digest, and follow the Scriptures, we will find strength, joy, peace, and everlasting life.
Job 23:12. I have esteemed the words of his mouth ________ than my necessary food.
Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
NOTE: The devil hates the Bible and will do almost anything to prevent people from reading it. He knows that its prophecies expose his plans to deceive the human race. So don't be surprised if Satan attempts to distract you from this series of lessons or tries to get you preoccupied with other things. God will make a way for those who seek to know the truth to find it.
John 16:13. When he, the __________ of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth.
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, ... shall teach you all things.
1 Corinthians 2:13 We speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth.
Luke 11:9. And I say unto you, ______, and it shall be given you.
Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?
John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God.
NOTE: Part of the work of the Holy Spirit is to help us understand the truth of the Scriptures. This is why we should always ask the Holy Spirit to guide us before we open God's book. I can be certain the Holy Spirit is guiding my Bible study if (1) I ask Him to guide me, and (2) I am willing to accept and follow truth as He reveals it to me.
Psalms 119:11. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not ______ against thee.
Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Romans 15:4 Whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we ... might have hope.
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God ... and it shall be given him.
Isaiah 28:10. For ______________ must be upon precept, ... line upon line, ... here a little, and there a little.
1 Corinthians 2:13 But which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
2 Peter 1:20 No prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
NOTE: We must lay aside our own ideas and study the Bible by reading everything in the Scriptures on any given subject ("here a little, and there a little") and by comparing all the verses for input. We should let the Bible speak for itself. When this is done, the truth always comes through clearly. This is how Jesus convinced the two disciples on the road to Emmaus that He was indeed the Messiah (Luke 24:27).
2 Timothy 3:15. Thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto _________ through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
NOTE: The Scriptures help us understand God's great plan of salvation--the most important information ever given to mortals.
John 14:6. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the __________, and the life.
John 17:17 ...Thy word is truth.
NOTE: We find the truth in God's Word--the Bible. Truth is a scarce commodity in today's world, and all the people of earth suffer as a result. The truth about everything that really matters is found in Scripture. Studying and following its counsel sets people free (John 8:32) and brings them happy, abundant living (John 15:11).
2 Timothy 2:15. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, ... rightly ________________ the word of truth.
2 Peter 3:16 In all his epistles ... are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
NOTE: "Rightly dividing the word of truth" means to interpret it correctly and truthfully. There is great danger in twisting Scripture to make it say what we want it to say. What I say about the Bible matters little. What counts is what Scripture says about itself.
Acts 17:11. They received the word with all readiness of mind, and ________________ the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
NOTE: All religious teachings should be checked by the Bible. If any teaching does not clearly agree with the Scriptures, it is false and should be abandoned.
Luke 24:32. Did not our __________ burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
Luke 24:33. They rose up the same hour, and ________________ to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them.
NOTE: One of the first reactions these disciples had after hearing Jesus explain the Scriptures was a burning desire to share the good news with others. We hope it is also your desire to invite your friends to join you in this dynamic series of Bible studies.
Following is a list of key terms that often have symbolic meanings in Bible prophecy. Each symbol is in bold type and is followed by its corresponding literal meaning. Angel = Messenger Daniel 8:16 9:21 Luke 1:19, 26 Hebrews 1:14 Babylon = Religious apostasy / confusion Genesis 10:8-10 11:6-9 Revelation 18:2, 3 17:1-5Beast = Kingdom / government / political power Daniel 7:17, 23Bread = Word of God John 6:35, 51, 52, 63Day = Literal year Ezekiel 4:6 Numbers 14:34Dragon = Satan or his agency Isaiah 27:1 30:6, Psalms 74:13, 14 Revelation 12:7-9 Ezekiel 29:3 Jeremiah 51:34Forehead = Mind Romans 7:25 Ezekiel 3:8, 9Hand = Work Ecclesiastes 9:10Harlot = Apostate church / religion Isaiah 1:21-27 Jeremiah 3:1-3 6-9Heads = Major powers / rulers / governments Revelation 17:3, 9, 10 Horn = King or kingdom Daniel 7:24 8:5, 21, 22 Zechariah 1:18, 19 Revelation 17:12Lamb = Jesus / sacrifice John 1:29 1 Corinthians 5:7Lamp = Word of God Psalms 119:105 Lion = Jesus Christ Revelation 5:4-9Mark = Sign or seal of approval or disapproval Ezekiel 9:4 Romans 4:11 Revelation 13:17 14:9-11 7:2, 3Mountains = Political or religio-political powers Isaiah 2:2, 3 Jeremiah 17:3 31:23 51:24, 25 Ezekiel 17:22, 23 Daniel 2:35, 44, 45Oil = Holy Spirit Zechariah 4:2-6 Revelation 4:5Red = Sin / corruption Isaiah 1:18 Nahum 2:3 Revelation 17:1-4Rock = Jesus / truth 1 Corinthians 10:4 Isaiah 8:13, 14 Romans 9:33 Matthew 7:24Seal = Sign or mark of approval or disapproval Romans 4:11 Revelation 7:2, 3 Serpent = Satan Revelation 12:9 20:2 Stars = Angels / messengers Revelation 1:16, 20 12:4, 7-9 Job 38:7 Sun = Jesus / the gospel Psalms 84:11 Malachi 4:2 Matthew 17:2 John 8:12 9:5 Sword = Word of God Ephesians 6:17 Hebrews 4:12 Thief = Suddenness of Jesus' coming 1 Thessalonians 5:2-4 2 Peter 3:10Time = Literal year Daniel 4:16, 23, 25, 32 7:25 Daniel 11:13 margin Waters = Inhabited area / people, nations Revelation 17:15White Robes = Victory / righteousness Revelation 19:8 3:5 7:14 Winds = Strife / commotion / "winds of war" Jeremiah 25:31-33 49:36, 37 4:11-13 Zechariah 7:14Woman, Pure = True church Jeremiah 6:2 2 Corinthians 11:2 Ephesians 5:23-27 Revelation 14:4Woman, Corrupt = Apostate church Ezekiel 16:15-58 23:2-21 Hosea 2:5 3:1