Matthew

Jesus drives demons from two men into herd of pigs (Matthew 8:28 – 8:34)

When Jesus arrived on the other side of the Sea of Galilee (he landed in the region of the Gadarenes), two demon-possessed men came from the tombs to meet him. The men were violent and no one could pass by them. The men shouted, “What do you want with us,…
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Revelation

The seventh seal – the first four trumpets are sounded (Revelation 8:1 – 8:13)

When the seventh seal was opened, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. John saw seven angels standing before God. Each angel was given a trumpet. Another angel holding a golden censer approached the golden altar. He was given incense with the prayers of God’s people to…
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Revelation

Multitude of people wearing white robes come out of the Great Tribulation (Revelation 7:9 – 7:17)

After being told the number of those who were “sealed” (144,000 from the 12 tribes of Israel), John saw a great multitude of people – more than could be counted. Persons from every nation, tribe, people, and language stood before the throne and the Lamb. They were wearing white robes…
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Matthew

Jesus demonstrates his authority over nature by calming a furious storm on the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 8:23 – 8:27)

To escape the crowd and cross to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, Jesus and his disciples boarded a boat. As they travelled across the lake, a furious storm erupted. The wind was so great, waves swept over the boat. Jesus however, calmly slept through the squall. The…
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Revelation

144,000 sealed – God seals believers before opening of seventh seal (Revelation 7:1 – 7:8)

After the lamb opened the scroll sealed with seven seals, John saw four angels holding back the winds of the earth so no wind could blow on land, the sea, nor rustle the leaves on trees. A fifth angel, having the seal of the living God, descended from the east.…
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Matthew

The cost of following Jesus (let the dead bury their own) – Matthew 8:18 – 8:22

Jesus saw the crowds surrounding him had grown large so he gave orders to cross to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. A teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have…
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Revelation

The opening of six of the seven seals and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Revelation 6:1-6:17)

After the “Lamb” (Jesus) opened the book bound with seven seals, John, standing among “four animals”, the 24 elders, and thousands of angels, saw the following. When the first seal was opened, John heard thunder. A lion-like animal shouted, “Come!” John saw a white horse and a rider with a bow…
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Revelation

Only the lamb (Jesus) proves worthy to open the scroll with seven seals (Revelation 5:1 – 5:14)

John saw the man on the throne holding a scroll in his right hand. The scroll had writing on both sides and was sealed with seven seals. A mighty angel proclaimed in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” No one in heaven…
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Matthew

Fulfilling Old Testament prophecy, Jesus heals multitudes of people (Matthew 8:14 – 8:17)

Jesus went into Peter’s house and saw his mother-in-law laying on a bed with fever. Jesus touched her hand and the fever left her. She got up from the bed and began waiting on Jesus. When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to Jesus and he drove out…
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Revelation

The throne in heaven surrounded by elders, spirits, and four creatures (Revelation 4:1 – 4:11)

John saw a door standing open in heaven. He heard a voice like a trumpet say, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” At once, John was “in the Spirit”. Before him was a throne with a person sitting on it who had…
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