Revelation Outline

An Overview / Outline of Revelation

Introduction: The Christ of Communication – (1:1-8)

(He is the God who reveals His Will to His people)

Vision 1: The Christ of the Churches – (1:9-3:22)

(He is the God who rebukes and refreshes His churches)

  • To Ephesus He says – “Remember your first love” – (2:1-7)
  • To Smyrna He says: – “Remain faithful to your God” – (2:8-11)
  • To Pergamum He says – “Repent of false teaching” – (2:12-17)
  • To Thyatira He says – “Remain fast among false teachings – (2:18-29)
  • To Sardis He says – “Repent from incomplete service” – (3:1-6)
  • To Philadelphia He says – “Rest in the promise of God” – (3:7-13)
  • To  Laodicea He says – “Repent from your indifference” – (3:14-22)

Vision 2: The Christ of the Cosmos(4:1-16:21)

(He is the God who reclaims the earth for His Kingdom)

  • The vision in Heaven – (4:1-5:14)
  • The destruction on the earth – (6:1-16:21)
  • The seal judgments – (6:1-17)
  • Detailed explanation – (7:1-17)
  • The 144,000 Jewish evangelists –
  • The trumpet judgments – (8:1-9:21)
  • Detailed explanation – (10:1-15:8)
  • The two witnesses – (10:1-11:18)
  • The war in heaven – (11:19-12:17)
  • The beast and the false prophet – (13:1-18)
  • A description of the end – (14:1-15:8)
  • The bowl judgments – (16:1-21)

Vision 3: The Christ of Conquest – (17:1-21:8)

(He is the God who repays the ungodly for their sin)

  • Judgment on false religion – (17:1-18)
  • Judgment on evil commercialism – (18:1-24)
  • Justice in Christ’s return to the earth – (19:1-21)
  • Justice in Christ’s reign on the earth – (20:1-6)
  • Justice in Christ’s consignment of Satan and sinners to the lake of fire – (20:7-15)
  • Joy in Christ’s call of His saints to the new heaven and the new earth – (21:1-8)

Vision 4: The Christ of Consummation – (21:9-22:5)

(He is the God who reigns for all eternity)

  • The description of eternity – (21:9-27)
  • The delights of eternity – (22:1-5)

Conclusion: The Christ of Challenge – (22:6-21)

(He is the God who requests all to come to Him)

  • He invites the church – (22:5-9)
  • He invites the world – (22:10-19)
  • He invites the individual believer – (22:20-21)

Outline taken from –

Exalting Jesus in Revelation: A Christ Centered Commentary –

Daniel L. Akin