Author: Ron Graham

Book of Revelation

Outline of Revelation
—A useful guide for study

The Revelation of Christ (Revelation 1-5) >The Prologue >The Introduction >Resource: Outline of visions John saw and recorded

Now before we proceed further with our studies of the book of Revelation, I would like to provide you with an outline of the book as a useful guide to your study. This outline shows you the structure of the book. Use this outline for reference as you study.

1 The Revelation of Christ (Revelation 1-5)



The book’s own introduction to itself (Revelation 1:1-7)

First vision —a vision of Christ (Revelation 1:8-20)


(1st) Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-7)

(2nd) Smyrna (Revelation 2:8-11)

(3rd) Pergamum (Revelation 2:12-17)

(4th) Thyatira (Revelation 2:18-29)

(5th) Sardis (Revelation 3:1-6)

(6th) Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13)

(7th) Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22)


(1st) The elders around the throne (Revelation 4:1-5)

(2nd) The four living creatures (Revelation 4:6-11)

(3rd) The sealed scroll (Revelation 5:1-4)

(4th) The worthy Lamb (Revelation 5:5-7)

(5th) Song of the creatures & elders (Revelation 5:8-10)

(6th) Song of the angels (Revelation 5:11-12)

(7th) Song of the universe (Revelation 5:13-14)

2 Times of Tribulation (Revelation 6-11)



(1st) White horse of earthly conquest and dominion (Revelation 6:1-2)

(2nd) Red horse of slaughter and bloodshed (Revelation 6:3-4)

(3rd) Black horse of commerce and economic crisis (Revelation 6:5-6)

(4th) Pale horse of death (Revelation 6:7-8)

(5th) The little while (Revelation 6:9-11)

(6th) The day of God’s wrath (Revelation 6:12-17)

   ~ The multitudes of saved (Revelation 7:1-17)

(7th) Seventh Seal Broken (Revelation 8:1-5)


(1st) Scourge of earth (Revelation 8:6-7)

(2nd) Scourge of sea (Revelation 8:8-9)

(3rd) Scourge of rivers (Revelation 8:10-11)

(4th) Scourge of the heavens (Revelation 8:12)

   ~ Eagle announces three woes (Revelation 8:13)

   ~ The bottomless pit (Revelation 9:1-2)

(5th) 1st woe, Plague of locusts (Revelation 9:3-12)

(6th) 2nd woe, The killing horses (Revelation 9:12-21)

   ~ The little book (Revelation 10:1-11)

   ~ The two witnesses prophesy (Revelation 11:1-6)

   ~ The two witnesses killed (Revelation 11:7-13)

(7th) 3rd woe, God's wrath and the Eternal Kingdom (Revelation 11:14-19)

3 The Judgment of the Beasts (Revelation 12-20)



(1st) A splendid woman gives birth to a man child (Revelation 12:1-4)

(2nd) The dragon appears from the sky (Revelation 12:4)

   ~ The man child's ascension (Revelation 12:5-6)

   ~ The dragon's defeat in heaven (Revelation 12:7-9)

   ~ Heaven's victory song (Revelation 12:10-12)

   ~ The woman's escape (Revelation 12:13-17)

(3rd) The Beast

   ~ Appears from the sea (Revelation 13:1-2)

   ~ Has dragon's authority (Revelation 13:3-10)

(4th) The False prophet

   ~ Appears from the earth (Revelation 13:11)

   ~ Has beast's authority (Revelation 13:12)

   ~ His great deception (Revelation 13:13-14)

   ~ The image he made live (Revelation 13:15)

   ~ The mark of the beast (Revelation 13:16-17)

   ~ The number of the beast (Revelation 13:18)

(5th) The Lamb on Mount Zion (Revelation 14:1-5)

(6th) Three angelic messengers (Revelation 14:6-13)

(7th) The two reapers (Revelation 14:14-20)


The heavenly singers (Revelation 15:1-8)

The bowls of God's wrath (Revelation 16:1-21)


(1st) The atrocious woman, Mother of Harlots (Revelation 17:1-6)

   ~ An angel explains (Revelation 17:11-18)

(2nd) Seven songs of woe to "Babylon"

   ~ The angel from heaven (Revelation 18:1-3)

   ~ Second voice from heaven (Revelation 18:4-9)

   ~ Kings of earth (Revelation 18:9-10)

   ~ The merchants (Revelation 18:11-16)

   ~ The sailors (Revelation 18:17-20)

   ~ A mighty angel (Revelation 18:21-24)

   ~ Multitude in heaven (Revelation 19:1-6)

(3rd) The wedding supper announced (Revelation 19:7-10)

(4th) King on a white horse (Revelation 19:11-21)

(5th) The Abyss and thousand years (Revelation 20:1-10)

(6th) The dead are judged (Revelation 20:11-15)

4 The Beauty of Heaven (Revelation 21-22)


(7th) Heaven for the Saved

   ~ New heavens and new earth (Revelation 21:1-8)

   ~ The heavenly city (Revelation 21:9-27)

   ~ The heavenly Eden (Revelation 22:1-5)


The last words of Jesus (Revelation 22:6-21)

Complete List of Lessons on Revelation...

ico Book of Revelation

—A listing of all lessons on the book of Revelation, provided in this special series. Touch the button title to go to that index.



ico The Last Days

—A basic introductory series of lessons about the times and events to which prophecy points. Companion to the series on Premillennialism, and the series on Preterism. Touch the button title to go to the Last Days index.


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