#079: Revelation Chs. 4-5 The Lamb and Liturgy of God (Catholic Apocalypse Part 3)

Today we kick off this exciting podcast series on the book of Revelation. In this intro episode I explain the basics of Revelation and how we will cover it as Catholics using the Old Testament, Church Fathers, Liturgy, and Tradition. It’s going to fun. In this episode will look at Chapters 4-5 of Revelation line by line. Let’s get started! Click on the triangle play button below to start listening:

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077 Book of Revelation Part 2 (Chapter 2-3) 06/10/2015
076 Book of Revelation Part 1 (Chapter 1) 06/03/2015
075 Trinity Sunday, Liturgy, Thomas Becket and Anglican Use Thoughts 05/29/2015
074 Tongues of Fire in Acts, 1 Enoch, and Pre-Vatican Liturgy 05/27/2015
073 Advice on Being a Man 05/22/2015
072 What was the Priestly Status of Mary? Was she a Levite? 05/16/2015
071 The Theology of Cooking Food 05/14/2015
070 3 Steps to Overcoming Anxiety and Stress 05/06/2015
069 How to Read the Summa in One Year 04/22/2015
068 St Paul on Faith and Works Catholic vs Protestant Debate 03/25/2015
067 How Your Fears Are Hurting You Spiritually? 03/18/2015
066 What is 666 and the Mark of the Beast? 03/04/2015
065 40 Days of Joy 02/26/2015
064 Why did God make you? Luke 19 Gives the Answer 02/11/2015
063 Is Being A Christian Hard or Easy? 01/21/2015
062 Catholic View of the End Times and Tribulation 01/14/2015
061 When Other People Really Hurt You 01/07/2015
060 Is Saint George Still a Saint? 01/01/2015
059 Revolution in Catholic Education – Jennifer Fulwiler Interviews Taylor Marshall 12/31/2014
058 The Hidden Theology in Sword and Serpent with St George and Sabra 12/11/2014
057 Advent Total Consecration to Mary 11/13/2014
056 Top 5 Advent Devotions 11/07/2014
055 Why Do We Baptize Babies? The Covenantal Argument 10/22/2014
054 Is God Male or Female – The Catholic Teaching 10/08/2014
053 Lucifer vs. Saint Michael 10/01/2014
052 1 Year Anniversary Special Edition: Essentialism What is the Essence of Your Life? 09/24/2014
051 The Price of Your Anger 09/17/2014
050 The Seven Sorrows of Mary are the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit 09/15/2014
049 6 Obstacles in Your Life (How to Conquer Them) 09/10/2014
048 Brain Science, Your Soul & Prayer 09/03/2014
047 Don’t Swallow the Camel 08/27/2014
046 The Secret Life of Thomas Aquinas 08/22/2014
045 Did Saint Paul Teach Once Saved Always Saved? 08/06/2014
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037 The Theology of Vacation, Leisure, and Recreation 05/28/2014
036 Noah Movie Review – Rock Monsters? 05/21/2014
035 Children Need Fortitude 05/14/2014
034 Jokes of Saint John XXIII 05/07/2014
033 Divine Mercy: 5 Common Questions 04/30/2014
032 4 Sections of Hell 04/23/2014
031 Meet the Saint Version of You 04/16/2014
030 Should You Be an Optimist? 04/09/2014
029 Finding Fellowship like Samwise Gamgee 04/01/2014
028 Demons, Snakes, and Ticks: Lessons from a Hunting Trip 03/26/2014
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026 Thoughts on My Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe 02/26/2014
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024 The Seven Lies We Believe About Our Failures 02/11/2014
023 How to Restart Your Mental Computer 02/06/2014
022 Top Five Productivity Tips from Thomas Aquinas 01/29/2014
021 Did You Miss God’s Plan for Your Life? 01/23/2014
020 When Prayer Becomes a Chore 01/15/2014
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018 A Podcast Against Bitter Catholics! 12/30/2013
017 Mary’s Painless Delivery of Christ Explained 12/18/2013
016 Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Luke (Plus How to Set Goals) 12/11/2013
015 Total Consecration to Mary 12/04/2013
014 What’s Your Apostolate? 11/27/2013
013 6 Items for the Liturgy of Your Life 11/20/2013
012 Why You Should Be More Creative 11/13/2013
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  • Jared Clark

    If I may add a little to the Four Living Creatures, Ezekiel also identifies them as Cherubs (Ezekiel 10: 20), so they may also be a connection to the earthly Temple (where the Ark of the Covenant–the earthly throne of God–is surrounded by four Cherub statues–two in the Ark itself and two more in the Holy of Holies itself).

    Also, I have a question. As a child, I was taught in CCD that the phrase “holy of holies” was a quirk of the Hebrew language. Instead of suffixes, they would repeat adjectives (so “holy of holies” means “really holy”). If that’s true, then in the Mass (and of course in Heaven), could that be another reason that “holy” is repeated three times? (“Something greater than the temple is here”)

    Thank you for this series, Dr. Marshall!

    • Correct – the same goes for the opposite: Abomination of Desolation = really evil!

  • Frank Miles

    Many thanks Taylor Marshall for your very illuminating pod casts on Revelation. I have also been reading the book “We Win” by Rev. Barry F. Brinson which gives some detailed explanations.
    Regarding the Book with Seven Seals in Chapter 5, you indicated it was the book of the New Testament. However, in “We Win” it suggests that it is the book referenced in Daniel Ch. 12. Here is the excerpt:
    “Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt. Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. But as for you Daniel, conceal the words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth and knowledge will increase.” (Dan. 12:1-4). The book written about in Daniel has been sealed up until the end of time. Daniel predicts a time of distress will occur prior to the end. And at the end, the book will be opened and those whose name is found in the book will be rescued. The book that is about to be opened is the book spoken of in Daniel 12.
    The prophet Ezekiel is given a scroll and on it, front and back, was lamentation, mourning, and woe. See Ezekiel 2:8-10. Note that the book in Revelation is written inside and on its back. The seals of the book must be broken in order to get to the inside of the book. The seals bring lamentation, mourning, and woe. The time of distress that has never occurred before, spoken of in Daniel, is now about to be revealed to John.
    I would appreciate your thoughts on this.

    • This is correct. The key to Revelation is Daniel – especially here.

    • Also, the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments were written on all sides – so this scroll in Revelation is like a New Law of Christ.

  • Frank Miles

    Echoing Jared Clark’s comment on “Holy, Holy, Holy” I was also told that the Hebrew language did not use/have superlatives. Thus, instead of saying Greater they would say “Great, Great” and instead of saying Greatest they would say “Great, Great, Great.” Hence the “Holy, Holy, Holy” was their way of saying “Holiest.”

  • Barbara Ann Baugh

    Thank you so much for this series on Revelation. I listen to each podcast three times. Once while I am doing some physical task (folding laundry) then I listen to it with a print out of the chapters and note pad where I take copious notes.
    The third time I listen eyes closed.

  • Cathryn Havel Lang

    Since I am a convert and don’t have a lifetime of learning about the Catholic faith, I am truly enjoying learning so much from your Podcasts. I am so grateful that you offer that for our continuing education. And I especially enjoy the podcast on the book of Revelation. Thank you so much for satisfying my desire to learn.

  • Cyndi Beckingham

    Good Morning, I did not receive the 4th podcast from revelation study. I am receiving other e-mails so I was wondering if my name fell off of your list. Also, I signed up for the St Augustine book several months ago but never received the link–can that be sent again? I am sending this as a guest because I do not remember my password.

  • avnrulz

    I am trying to use your podcasts as apologetics to a ‘self-proclaimed former (now anti) Catholic, who claims the Church is pagan, fallen away, etc, and only Martin Luther was right. Quite exhausting on one level, but fulfilling on another (I was able to explain a Catholic POV to a co-worker today on something).

    • Timothy Black

      You might try this: Ask when exactly the Church became pagan and fell away? Have the person actually pick that moment in time when Christ abandoned his Church. What year was that? Ask if it was suddenly set right in 1517? What happened between the time that the Holy Spirit went into hiding and Luther? You’ll find that he probably won’t have answers. Just saying “it fell away” doesn’t make it true. You’ll also find that almost all Protestants have a view like this, usually called an apostasy. And that their sect is how “real Christians” worshiped until their founder, Luther, Calvin, John Smith, Osteen, etc…came and set it right. Check out “The Apostasy that Wasn’t” by Bennett.