I have been reading and listening to the book since I woke up today -- My question is, has some of it already taken place? If so, where were we at right now? I know we haven't reached the mark of the beast. I believe that to be some form of technology that will be implanted in us when they do away with money. I am just trying to figure out where we are.
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I don't think we are at the point of the seven angels yet. There is still plenty of grass and clean water... But, I think some of revelation prior to that has taken place, just hard figuring it out.
Interesting take on Revelation. I vote your answer up because I have never looked at it this way.
from what I understand, history repeats itself. And I don't believe Revelations had completely happened yet. Theres alot that must take place. We certainly are not in heaven and the earth has not been restored to that of Eden.
That is a very interesting view-one I have never heard! Can you give links where I could research this more? I have heard the theory that all of it has already happened..except that what you described is only a foreshadow of what is to come
I don't know of online synopses, but the commentaries by Robert Thomas and R.H. Charles are good. Your local library may have them, and could get them on loan if they don't.
Indeed, the "Mark of the Beast" was really what the Roman world called a "libelus". It was a document that one had to carry around in order to buy or sell or even to secure employment. It required one to burn incense in Caesar's name and pray to him.
What Attikos stated so lucidly is true! Historic research has substantiated that it is Nero who was identified as the anti-Christ. This emperor was quite virulent in his persecution of Christians. The Book of Revelation was of that time!
I am afraid you are wrong my friend. I am one that is educated by the Almighty to prophesy concerning the time span and events of all 7 of the 7 hidden seals of revelation's . We are living in a process of predestination. Pass,present,and future.
Thanks... This is what I suspect it to be about. The governments. I know there is much evil behind the closed doors. they have hidden agendas. People joke about it but a secret government looking for world control is not so hard to believe.
ii3rittles A lot of Teachers and Preachers Have got this Book all Jumbo up in out of order
The Seals are Great events that Happen upon Earth and in Heaven As there is a war of Powers & Principalities going on and this is the war that caused the
The First thing we are looking for is the falling away of Believers of the Gospel Message of Christ the Next thing would be the two Witnesses Calling people back to It the Third thing will be the attempt of the one World order that fails the Next
We are now in the falling away period. The 2 witnesses will come forth under the time span and events of the 3ed of the 7 hidden seals. And world order under dictatorship will take place under the time span and events of the 4th of the 7 hidden seals
Scripture in Revelations states. 'Come and See'. This I connect to pornography, violence all around especially in entertainment,horrific sex crimes even with children,morality has gone by the wayside. This could be the start to a broken seal?
Deb, it's been going around for some time now. Yes, those things you connect with are under Lawlessness, Diseases, Blood sheds. All by products of the first Apocalypse horsemen..Deception. Last; Death is riding with his companion Hades. We're between
Where are the facts that you talk about?
JThomp: The facts are all around. The fact is, if people read the Bible for meaning, many of their problems would be solved. Then, if they looked into the historical records and studied the first century church, the Bible would become more clear.
I mean CONCRETE FACTS.
What do you consider "Concrete"? Are you talking video footage?
Proven facts? Written, documented, etc. No opinions? Facts?
If it already happened then how is the earth in this condition? Where is the new city God promised his children? The earth was to be restored to that of the garden of Eden. All evil is certainly not destroyed.
JT: I care little for opinions. I study my arse off to come up with TRUTH. Facts, themselves, are just popular opinions that are universally accepted, but they may not have anything to do with TRUTH. I can deliver the goods, JT, just so you know.
So instead of looking to Revelations for the end of times, what about what Mathew speaks of? M't:24:29: Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from he
Amen ii3rittles!! Stick to what the Bible tells you and your beliefs.
I am not sure how to understand the book of Revelation, but other books speak of very similar things that must come to pass. I believe we are already in the end of times based on technology, growing knowledge and loss of spirituality.
Brittles: Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world." The New Jerusalem is not here. Please read Luke 21:20-24. In these passages Jesus is describing Roman General, Cestius Gallus, who surrounded Jerusalem in 66 A.D. He then left mysteriously.
I am not of this world, but I am living on it.
I understand, love, but that is not what Jesus was saying. He also told us He was going to prepare a place for us...but if it was here, why did He have to go? Indeed, children of God belong to God and are not bound to this world spiritually.
James:4:4: Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Being "of" the world means loving it and its ways.
I understand, Brittles, but it's about context. Jesus did not tell Pilate that His kingdom is not like Rome's in thought, word, or deed...He told Pilate that it aint even on the same planet. "In My Father's house are many mansions." Is Heaven here?
Thats what I am saying... Heaven is not here and neither is hell. The great city is suposta descend unto earth. Earth and everything on is will be destroyed by fire before this happens which is why it didn't already happen yet.
Honestly, Brittles, you need to read the works of Flavius Josephus. He was a Jewish priest and military commander during the Great Tribulation. He was also a prolific writer and was captured by the Romans prior to Jerusalem's fall in A.D. 70.
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I know that phrases like "the time is near", "must soon take place" and "Yes, I am coming soon", gives a clear indication that Christ was talking about a major event on the near horizon, but He must have been fooling around and yanking our chain. :0)
Anti-Christs have always been with us and they always will, as long as the Earth persists.
Anti-christ is anyone that do not believe in Christ.The leader of the Anti-Christ will be the first of the 2 beast in the book of Revelations 13 v 1-8
And the 2nd beast shall be a world dictator.
CJ? What Bible are you reading? I'm talking about "THE ANTI CHRIST" in Revelations.
No offense, but If your idea of the big "A" anti-Christ is anyone other than Nero, you are way off mark. You are interpreting Scripture without a knowledge of history, understanding of "last days", and little awareness of the first-century church.
"THE" anti-christ will be a man who has power and control, he will fool millions. There will be many anti-christs till Jesus' second coming. Anyone who speaks against Jesus is an anti-christ.
I wish y'all would hurry up & find this mythical Anti-christ being so it can come down here and get these prophecies of doom rolling, as I'm tired of hearing about it. ...A lot of poppy plants growing in the area of the author that wrote that bo
I forgot to mention drug use. When we have the mini-micro computer chip implanted into our bodies - to me this would represent the Mark of the Beast - for buying and selling plus all our personal vital information is given for government control.
Sounds like you just described the condition before the Flood of Noah 6,000 years ago and the fruits of Sodom and Gomorrah 3,500 years ago. I think what you are seeing Deb, is a cyclical human condition that regenerates and perpetuates itself.
Brittles: I think you have so much on the ball and have such a good heart. May God bless your faith and for taking a stand with Jesus. The only thing I can really say is that you are misunderstanding the practical application of the above verses. :0)