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In Revelation, Heaven is a place where the ultimate drama is staged, and one gets the sense that the drama on earth is staged in Heaven prior to its being staged on earth. While that is one sense, I tend to think this Heavenly Drama is more the heavenly response to the earthly drama, and because Heaven is the presence of God, the drama of Heaven is more intense and clear.
Rev. 8:1 When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
Rev. 11:15 Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying,
?The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord
and of his Messiah,
and he will reign forever and ever.?
Rev. 11:19 Then God?s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple; and there were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail.
Rev. 12:1 A great portent appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
Rev. 12:3 Then another portent appeared in heaven: a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4 His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. Then the dragon stood before the woman who was about to bear a child, so that he might devour her child as soon as it was born.
Rev. 12:7 And war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. The dragon and his angels fought back, 8 but they were defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.
Rev. 12:10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, proclaiming,
?Now have come the salvation and the power
and the kingdom of our God
and the authority of his Messiah,
for the accuser of our comrades has been thrown down,
who accuses them day and night before our God.
Rev. 12:12 Rejoice then, you heavens
and those who dwell in them!
But woe to the earth and the sea,
for the devil has come down to you
with great wrath,
because he knows that his time is short!?
Rev. 18:20 Rejoice over her, O heaven,
you saints and apostles and prophets!
For God has given judgment for you against her.?
Rev. 19:1 After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying,
?Hallelujah!
Salvation and glory and power to our God…
Rev. 19:11 Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse! Its rider is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.
Rev. 20:11 Then I saw a great white throne and the one who sat on it; the earth and the heaven fled from his presence, and no place was found for them.

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