Book of Revelation is written in seven series.
The Revelation is not
written like a chapter book; it is written in seven series. Each
series begins in a certain place in the Revelation and carries the
reader through a portion of the Gospel Day, the threshold of the
Second Coming of Christ. A new series then starts with the next
Careful study of the
Revelation proves that it is a prophecy of the church, of her conflict
with the many adversaries, beginning with Christ's first advent
and climaxing with the Second Coming of Christ, which will bring
the destruction of the earth and the heavens. There is nothing in
the Bible that teaches anything, beyond that, except the judgment
The seven series in the
Revelation are as follows:
- Series One:
Chapters 1-3 are the letters to the seven churches in Asia, or
letters that cover seven periods of time.
- Series Two:
Chapters 4 and 5 are a vision of God's throne, the government
of the church and the opening of God's plan of salvation.
- Series Three:
Chapters 6-11 show the opening of the seven seals and the consequences
- Series Four:
Chapter 12 portrays the parental phase of the church, showing
1) the pure woman, the church, bringing forth her new converts
and 2) the power of pagan Rome working in that day to devour those
- Series Five:
Chapters 13-19 show the false systems of religion brought forth
by the devil and how the church overcame them.
- Series Six:
Chapter 20 is a series in itself, picturing the binding and the
loosing of the dragon.
- Series Seven:
Chapters 21 and 22 give a clear vision of the church in the evening
time, letting us see that she is just as complete, perfect, and
powerful in the evening time as she was in the morning time.
The above excerpts are from the following study materials:
to Pour Out the Vials
by Bro. Emerson Wilson and Introduction to the Revelation
by Earl R. Borders