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Chronology for the Book of Revelation

Have you ever wondered about the chronological time-stamps for the different chapters of Revelation?

For example, when does Revelation chapter 5 take place in God’s cosmic plan for the End of Days?

And what about the opening of the Six Seals as found in Revelation chapter 6? When will the First Seal be opened or has it already taken place?

When do the events in these confusing chapters actually take place?

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Well, we may not be entering the Outer Limits but the world has entered the last days before the Great Consummation begins and wouldn’t you like to know when “The Beast,” the Two Witnesses and the False Prophet begin their roles in God’s great plan?

And wouldn’t you like to stop wondering about the Seven Trumpets of Judgment, wondering when they will begin to sound their mighty horns; when the Wrath of God will descend; when the five months of supernatural locust attacks will collide with an unrepentant world.

More importantly for Christians, wouldn’t you like to know roughly when the Great Consummation will begin and when the Mark of the Beast will become fully employed and when the Body of Christ will need to head into the mountains and forests in order to survive?

Well, if it is answers you are looking for look no further… the answers for these questions and many more as relates to Revelation’s timeline can be found in my book. God has revealed these answers and more along with many of the hidden mysteries locked in each chapter of Revelation.

Until recently, divine revelation covering timelines of the Great Tribulation or more appropriately, “The Great Consummation” were not available; however, as the world has entered the “Time of the End” the Lord has seen fit to release that critical information in accordance with His divine Word as prophesied in Daniel 12:4-10 and Revelation 10:1-11.

Below you’ll find an excerpt from chapter 19 of “This Side of the Whirlwind, The Coming Apocalypse” pages 344-345. Each chapter is similarly broken down into their chronological sections.

Excerpt from “This Side of the Whirlwind.”

Revelation Chapter Five

A more excellent clarification for chapter 5’s prophetic outline can be obtained in This Side of the Whirlwind’s chapter 13, subsection “The Seven Seals.”


The two time frames expressed in Revelation 5 cover the two three-and-a-half-year segments that make up the seventieth week of the Seventy Weeks of Daniel prophecy. The two prophetic periods are prophesied as the Acceptable Year of the Lord and the Day of Vengeance of our God.[1]


Revelation 5:1–4 takes place before and during the first three and a half years of Christ’s ministry. This period is known as the Acceptable Year of the Lord. After an extensive search has been made in the heavens, on the earth, and within the earth, no one is found worthy to open the book and release its seven seals. Bear in mind, Jesus was on earth during this period and yet no one was found worthy to open the book or its seals during the first four verses.


After the initial announcement, someone is suddenly found worthy in verse 5. The verse indicates Jesus has prevailed and has been found worthy to open the book. Verse 6 points out Jesus accomplished this when He was found standing in the midst of the throne room, the elders, and the four beasts as a Lamb that had been slain. Suddenly, in this manifestation, Jesus is now found worthy to open the seven seals of the book. The reader is informed of Christ’s change in worthiness. For through His willing sacrifice and obedience, Jesus pays for the sins of the world. Jesus then approaches the throne, taking the little book out of His Father’s right hand. Previously, in verses 1 through 4, no one was found worthy to take or open the seven seals. In verses 5 through 14, Jesus suddenly becomes worthy, being seen as a Lamb who was slain for the sins of the world. Then based on verse 9, Jesus attains His worthiness because He was willingly slain to redeem the Body of Christ standing before God.


And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation.” (Revelation 5:9 NKJV)


Note: verses 1 through 9 represent a series of events that take place before and during the first three and a half years of the seventieth week, fulfilling the first half in the last week of the Seventy Weeks of Daniel. This time period coincides perfectly with the fulfillment and end of the first three and a half years of Jesus’s ministry.


The next five verses, Revelation 5:10–14, outline how the Body of Christ will one day become kings and priests of God who will rule over the earth under the authority of Jesus Christ. The saints of God are scheduled to rule following the second half of the seventieth week of the Seventy Weeks of Daniel when the Body of Christ enters the Millennial Reign with Jesus. The timing of this event falls into perfect sync with the Great Consummation and Millennial Reign, which follows after every knee has bowed and tongue confessed Jesus as Lord.

End of excerpt.

For a more detailed breakdown of the prophecy in Revelation chapter 5 refer to chapter 13 of, “This Side of the Whirlwind, The Coming Apocalypse,” pages 199-203, subtitled, “The Seven Seals.”

I believe you will find the prophecy breakdown for Revelation chapter 5 truly amazing and thoroughly enlightening.

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[1] Isaiah 61:1–2.