The Big Picture

Finding Jesus in Every Chapter – Part 2

This section of Revelation, chapters 8-14, was a bit tricky. But Jesus is still there through all the trials and tragedies of life. Here is where I found Jesus in the middle of the Book of Revelation.

Chapter 8

Jesus opens the seventh seal and seven angels are given seven trumpets to sound. Rev. 5:9 Rev. 8:1,2,13

The trumpets sound as a warning! Though the trumpet plagues may seem awful when you read them, their purpose is to warn everyone of the need to repent of their sins, so they are not destroyed when Jesus comes again. If you confess your sins, Jesus will forgive you and make your heart pure. 1 John 1:9

He wants to save you! Are you listening to his warnings?

Chapter 9

God protects those who follow Jesus from the harm of demonic powers. Rev. 9:4

This chapter is not a pleasant read – torture, agony, death and destruction. Yikes! Yet there is good news. First, it is not God who causes all this destruction, but demonic forces, led by their “king” the Destroyer. That’s Satan. 1 Pet. 5:8 Don’t blame God for all the evil in this world. Second, God protects His own.

Have you been harassed by demons? Jesus wants to rescue and protect you. Call on Him today, while there is still time! If you call on Jesus, He promises to answer you and take care of you. Psalms 91:14-15

Chapter 10

Jesus is slightly hidden in this chapter, but He sends a message through a special mighty angel. So His words are here. They are very interesting words. John is not allowed to write some of the message down. (Rev.10:4) Why not?

The next verse gives us a clue. It says when the seventh angel sounds (his trumpet), the mystery of God will be finished. (Rev. 10:7)

God gives us enough information in His word so we can know Him and trust Him. But some things are not for us to know, they will be a mystery, until the full plan of salvation is completed. (Rev. 10:7, Deut. 29:29)

Chapter 11

Do you want to know who will win the battle of good and evil? Here it says, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” Jesus will win the battle! He will defeat all his enemies, those who destroy the earth, and will reward his servants. (Rev. 11:15,18; 1 Corinthians 15:25-26)

Dear Jesus, help me to be your faithful servant!

Chapter 12

Jesus' Ascension

Jesus’ Ascension

This chapter gives us a super sonic fast story of Jesus’ life on earth. A male child was born who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. This is Jesus as foretold in prophecy. (Rev. 12:5, Ps. 2:7-9) Then the child was caught up to God and His throne. (Rev. 12:5) Wow – that was a fast life – now straight to Heaven after His death and resurrection.

This tells me that Revelation is showing us, not the human Jesus while He was on earth, but the Jesus who is in Heaven ruling the universe. (Heb. 10:12-13) I want to be on His side, don’t you?

Chapter 13

Jesus (the Lamb) has a book in Heaven where the name of every person that follows Him is written. It’s called the Book of Life. Those written in this book will not worship the beast, who deceives the rest of the world, but will follow God’s ways or commandments. (Rev. 13:8, Rev. 12:17)

Praise God! Thank you Jesus, for writing my name in your Book of Life because I choose to follow you.

Jesus our Mediator

Jesus our Mediator


Chapter 14

Jesus is our redeemer. He presents us without fault before God’s throne, if we follow Him wherever He goes. (Rev. 14:4-5)

If Jesus can do that for me – a lowly sinner, He can do that for you too. Jesus, help me to follow you wherever you lead me!