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STUDY GUIDES

These program study guides were developed by James Rafferty to enrich your understanding of the Salvation in Symbols & Signs program topics. We highly recommend watching the programs as you go through the guides. A link to the matching program is included. As you begin, pray and ask for the Holy Spirit's guidance. We hope these study guides are a blessing to you! Please feel free to share with your friends.

 

Thank you for your continued patience. We’ve received numerous emails in regards to the availability of the study guides. There have been some setbacks in the production process that we’re working hard to remedy. Your prayers are much appreciated.

 


 

Introduction
Introduction & Overview to Revelation 
Follows Programs #1 & #2

Many believe that the book of Revelation is a book shrouded in mystery; a book so mysterious that only learned men can understand. But Revelation 1:3 says "Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near." God has promised His Holy Spirit will teach and guide if we want to understand His word.   

 

 



Sanctuary Items
Sanctuary Symbolism 
Follows Program #3

How does the sanctuary in the Old Testament help us to understand what the first and second sections of Revelation are about? Let's go to the Bible to inform our understanding of the sanctuary.  

 
 

 


 

Jesus First
Jesus First 
Follows Program #4

Everyone will be drawn to Jesus when he is lifted up. Learn about Jesus Christ and you will be able to identify the antichrist. Anywhere with Jesus we can safely go. Follow Him and where He leads and we will have nothing to fear. 

 
 

 


 

Review
Review 
Follows Program #5

This review will bring us up to date with our understanding of what tools and principles we can use in our study, instead of just "leaning on our own understanding." 

 
 

 


 

Son of Man
Son of Man 
Follows Program #6

Since the book of Revelation is a "revelation of Jesus Christ," we need to understand who He is, and what He is doing behind the scenes for us.  

 
 

 


 

Ephesus
Ephesus - The Love Flame 
Follows Program #7

The seven churches are not only churches located in the cities of John's day, buy they also represent the church in all ages from Pentecost to the second coming. The church of John's day was Ephesus. This church has ceased to put Jesus first and seems to be doing good works out of a sense of duty and obligation, rather than out of love for Him. 

 

 


 

Smryna

Smyrna - Bittersweet
Follows Program #8

The church of Symrna is one of only two churces that Christ has no correction for. They are poor in this world's weatlth, but they are rich in heaven's faith. 

 

 

 


 

Smryna

Pergamos - The False Throne
Follows Program #9

Satan's throne is key to understanding the developments taking place in this church period. The Bible identifies where Satan seeks to establish his throne. 

 

 

 


 

Smryna

Thyatira - Sacrifice of Penitence
Follows Program #10

The fourth church is now represented as Thyatira, meaning "sacrifice of penitence". It represent the period from AD 538 to AD 1517 during which millions sacrificed their lives for their faith. 

 
 

 


 

Smryna

Sardis - Escaping
Follows Program #11 & 12

This church is described as the "dead church". To Sardis, Jesus says "Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent." Revelation 3:2-3

 

 


 

Philadelphia

Philadelphia - Brotherly Love
Follows Program #12 & 13

The Philadelphian church is one of only two that has nothing written against it. The word Philadelphia means “brotherly love”, and it generally fits this church which describes the church age from 1798 to about 1844.

 

 

 
Laodicea
Laodicea - People Judged
Follows Program #14 & 15

The Laodicean church represents the seventh and final church age of the seven churches. The church is in a spiritual condition that it does not recognize. Laodicea refuses to acknowledge their condition and therefore feels no need of opening the door to Jesus.

 

 


 
 
Laodicea
The Throne in Heaven
Follows Program #16

This lesson introduces us to the seven seals of Revelation. It also shows us Jesus and His work in the Sanctuary.

 

 

 

 


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Laodicea
The White Horse
Follows Program #19

According to Revelation 19, the white horse and its rider represents Jesus Christ and the proclamation of the beautiful gospel message of salvation (Revelation 19:11).

 

 
 
 

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The Pale Horse
The Pale Horse
Follows Program #22

Here we take a look at the pale horse, which is closely connected to the age of spiritual darkness and it brings spiritual death. This church looks alive on the outside, but is lacking spiritual life because the knowledge of the saving blood of Jesus is missing.

 

 

 


 
 
The Pale Horse
The Four Horses
Follows Program #23

Recap of the four horses. To help further understand these horses, we will take a look at the parable of the sower in Matthew 13.

 

 

 

 


 
 
The Fifth Seal
The Fifth Seal
Follows Program #24

The seals are a timeline of consecutive history, just like the Churches, we can expect events in this seal to be a continuation of the black and pale horses. False doctrines, forced worship, torture, death for heretics, and extortion of money to get out of purgatory dominated the Christian religion. This period lasted from A.D. 538 to A.D. 1798.

 

 

 

 

 


Thank you for your continued patience. We’ve received numerous emails in regards to the availability of the study guides. There have been some setbacks in the production process that we’re working hard to remedy. Your prayers are much appreciated.