Revelation's Two Judgment Sections

Section 2
The Heavenly Court Reviews
the History of God's Servants
Section 6
The Judgment of the
Great Whore
Revelation 4:1-8:1
  1. Throne, elders, living creatures (4; 5:11; 7:11)

  2. Was, and is, and is to come (4:8)

  3. Book with seven seals (5:1)

  4. "Come and see" (6:1, 3, 5, 7)

  5. Seal of God in foreheads (7:2, 3)

  6. Them that were slain for the word of God (6:9)

  7. "How long dost thou not judge and avenge our blood" (6:10)

  8. Great multitude (7:9)

  9. They have washed their robes and made them white (7:14)
Revelation 17:1-19:8
  1. Throne, elders, living creatures (19:4)

  2. Was, and is not, and yet is (17:8, 11)

  3. Book of life (17:8)

  4. "Come hither, I will shew unto thee" (17:1)

  5. Name of Babylon on forehead (17:5)

  6. The martyrs; all that were slain (17:6; 18:24)

  7. "He hath judged...and hath avenged the blood" (19:2)

  8. Great multitude (19:6)

  9. Made herself ready... arrayed in fine linen, clean and white (19:7, 8)

The judgment scene of Daniel Chapter 7 is enlarged upon in Revelation 4:1-8:1 and Revelation 17:1-19:8. In Daniel 7 the pre-advent investigation distinguishes two classes of professed Christians: the true saints of God and the apostate religious system. In Revelation, the experience of God's people is reviewed in Chapters 6 & 7, and the counterfeit religious system is described in Chapters 17 & 18. In both Daniel and Revelation the dual results of the judgment are the formation of Christ's kingdom and the defeat of the false religious power.

In Revelation 4 & 5 the judgment is set and the books are opened. "Ten thousand times ten thousand" and "thousands of thousands" of angels surround the throne of God (Daniel 7:10; Revelation 5:11). Daniel 7:9 mentions thrones (plural), and Revelation 4:4 reveals twenty-four thrones around the throne of God. On these thrones sit twenty-four elders. The scene also includes four living creatures that continually exclaim, "Holy, holy, holy." In Daniel 7:13 and Revelation 5:7 Jesus comes to the Father for the judgment to proceed.

Revelation 7 pictures the sealing of the saints and presents a preview of their reward. In Revelation 17 & 18 Babylon's fate is sealed and her doom is foretold.

Revelation chapters 4, 5, & 7 describe seven outbursts of praise to God and/or Christ by the attending beings. In Revelation 19:1-8 the scene continues with the 24 elders and the 4 living creatures around the throne, and four more outbursts of "Alleluia" to God.