1 I looked and saw the Lamb (THIS NAME OF JESUS IS A REFERENCE TO HIS SACRIFICE ON THE CROSS) standing on Mount Zion.(IN JERUSALEM) With him were a hundred forty-four thousand,(THE JEWS WHO GOD SELECTED FOR SALVATION AFTER THE RAPTURE OF THE CHRISTIANS) who had His name and his Father's name (THIS IS SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE THIS VISION WAS CREATED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT AND BY MENTIONING THE NAMES OF BOTH JESUS AND GOD,THIS VERSE VERIFIES THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY WHICH IS A BASIC FOUNDATION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH BUT WHICH SOME NEW CHURCHES NOW TEACH IS A LIE) written on their foreheads.2 Then I heard a sound from heaven that was like a roaring flood or loud thunder (THE SOUND OF PRAISE FOR GOD IN HEAVEN!) and I heard the music of harps. 3 And a new song (THIS WILL BE A SONG TO HONOR THE 144,000 JEWS WHO HAVE BEEN GRANTED SALVATION) was being sung in front of God's throne and in front of the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn (COULD CARRY OUT THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE LYRICS OF) that song, except the one hundred forty-four thousand who had been rescued from the earth. (PRAISE GOD,THEY WILL BE SAVED FROM THE PUNISHMENTS OF THE TRIBULATION) 4 All of these are pure virgins,(ALMOST NO ONE WILL UNDERSTAND THIS UNLESS THEY KNOW JESUS' TEACHING ON MARRIAGE.HERE IT IS: Luke 20:34-36
34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage.35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: 36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.)
and they follow the Lamb (THEY ACCEPT THE BIBLICAL MANDATE TO TAKE UP THEIR CROSS AND FOLLOW JESUS) wherever He leads. They have been rescued to be presented to God and the Lamb as the most precious people on earth.(EXPLAINED BY THE MARRIAGE VERSE ABOVE, LUKE 20: 34-36 ) 5 They are not hypocrites (WHAT A GREAT IDEA FOR CHRISTIANS TODAY!), and they are innocent before the Throne of God.6 I saw another angel. This one was flying across the sky and had the eternal good news (GOSPEL MESSAGE) to announce to the people of every race, tribe, language, and nation on earth.(THIS ANGEL WILL BE SEEN AND HEARD THROUGHOUT THE WORLD )7 The angel shouted "Fear and give glory to God alone! The time has come for judgment.(THIS IS THOUGHT TO REFER TO THE SEVEN PLAGUES THAT ARE ABOUT TO BE RELEASED ON EARTH) Kneel down before the one who created heaven and earth, the oceans, and every stream."(THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE BIBLE DESCRIBES AN ANGEL PREACHING.THIS BASIC TEACHING IS NECESSARY TO COUNTER THE OUTRAGEOUS CHURCH SPONSORED DECEIT OF THE ANTI-CHRIST THAT IS BEING TAUGHT) 8 A second angel followed and said, "The great city of Babylon has fallen! (IT HAS BEEN DESTROYED) This is the city that made all nations drink (INGEST) anger-filled (HATEFUL) immorality. (THROUGH THE EVIL TEACHINGS OF THE FALSE PROPHET AND THE ANTI-CHRIST THAT HAVE COME FROM THAT CITY) 9 Finally, a third angel came and shouted: Here is what will happen if you worship the beast and the idol (STATUE OF THE ANTI-CHRIST) and have the mark of the beast on your hand or forehead. 10 You will have to drink the wine that God gives to everyone who makes him angry. You will feel his mighty anger, and you will be tortured with fire and burning sulfur, (IN HELL) while the holy angels and the Lamb look on.( OF COURSE MOST PEOPLE WILL BE AND EVEN TODAY ARE VERY SKEPTICAL OF THIS WARNING WHICH EXPLAINS THE EXTREMELY EXPLICIT AND THREATENING LANGUAGE THAT FOLLOWS) 11 If you worship the beast and the idol and accept the mark of its name, you will be tortured day and night. The smoke from your torture will go up forever and ever, and you will never be able to rest.12 God's people must learn to endure.They also will obey God's commandments (SOME MINISTERS TODAY ARE TEACHING THAT WE CAN IGNORE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS) and have faith in Jesus.(WHO TAUGHT OBEDIENCE TO THE TEN COMMANDMENTS) 13 Then I heard a voice from heaven say, "Put this in writing. From now on, (AT THIS POINT IN THE TRIBULATION) the Lord will bless everyone who has faith in Him when they die."(THIS REFERS TO THOSE WHO ARE MURDERED BECAUSE OF THEIR CHRISTIAN BELIEFS) The (HOLY) Spirit answered, "Yes, they will rest from their hard work, and they will be rewarded for what they have done."(SOME MINISTERS TEACH THAT "WORKS" OR WHAT WE DO TO SERVE GOD ARE TOTALLY IRRELEVANT TO HIM) 14 I looked and saw a white cloud, (SYMBOLS FOR PURITY AND GLORY) and someone who seemed to be the Son of Man (JESUS) was sitting on the cloud. He wore a gold crown on his head and held a sharp sickle ( A LONG KNIFE USED TO HARVEST CROPS,AN INDICATION THAT JESUS IS GETTING READY TO CUT DOWN THOSE WHO REBEL AGAINST HIM ) in his hand. 15 An angel came out of the temple and shouted, "Start cutting with your sickle to reap! (REFERS TO WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON) The harvest (SIN AND BLASPHEMY GROWN IN THE WORLD BY THE ANTI-CHRIST,THE FALSE PROPHET AND HIS CHURCH) of the earth is ripe (READY TO BE CUT DOWN)16 The one on the cloud swung his sickle on the earth and it was reaped.( INDIVIDUALS WERE DESTROYED) 17 Another angel with a sharp sickle then came out of the temple in heaven. 18 After this, an angel with power over the fire which came from the altar shouted to the angel who had the sickle. He said, "All grapes (EVIL INDIVIDUALS) on earth are ripe! Cut them down with your sharp sickle." (THESE VERSES REPEAT INFORMATION WHICH INDICATE THE SEVERITY AND IMPACT THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON WILL HAVE ON THOSE LEFT ON EARTH AT THAT TIME)19 The angel swung his sickle on earth and cut off its grapes. He threw them into a pit where they were trampled on as a sign of God's anger. 20 The pit was outside the city,(JERUSALEM) and when the grapes were mashed,(KILLED) blood flowed out. The blood turned into a river that was about 175 miles long and almost deep enough to cover a horse.(THE KING JAMES TRANSLATION ISN'T THIS GORY BUT IT ALSO IS VAGUE DUE TO ITS ANCIENT LANGUAGE.THIS TRANSLATION TELLS THE HORROR STORY GRAPHICALLY AND ACCURATELY)
Scripture mixed well with a half a pound of dogma. That is what they get.
Last picture reminds me most of a Goat's eye. Great Satanic imagery.
I asked because there is a statement that this translation is more accurate than a Bible established 400 years ago. Just curious who created the translation and what basis is given to merit this claim...
Druid Dude You attack and make fun of that which you cannot understand.
What I understand to be written in this chapter when I read it.
Jesus and the 144,000 (literal number)were on Mt Zion.
No body else, just these which were described as the first fruit. They had been redeemed from among mankind long before this. They were redeemed after the sixth seal was opened and before the seven trumpets were even handed our.
This event as described in Chapter 14 occurs after the sixth trumpet is sounded and before the seven bowls are handed out.
And finally in verse 7 an angel proclaims that the day of judgment is just now come. This is also talking about the first resurrection.
V13 John is told to write, .. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord HENCEFORTH (from now on)
The bowl judgments haven't been handed out yet ???
In verse 10 it says .. They "SHALL" drink of the wrath of God is very much future tense. The seven bowls can be seen as the wrath of God being poured out upon this beast that was introduced in chapter 13, and its worshipers.
The beast is upon the earth for more than the 1000 years that Satan is said to be bound in the bottomless pit.
That is a short summery of what I read in the entire book of Rev. and then come to this section.
It amazes me that many Christins would rather argue; Yes it IS-ISssss up a gainst a bunch of No It Aint's; instead of actually investigating what it is that they are beting their life on ??? I'm talking about prophesy!
We seem to be betting our souls that prophesy will be played out the way that we understand it ??
Under them circumstances ? I'd think that we could NOT investigate too much; about what prophesy says ??
Or even tulk about it?
It has been played out, and then again...it hasn't. What we didn't expect, and what we should have expected. Combined with a pinch of confusion, blindfold them, spin them around three times (or more if you like) remove the blindfold. Now, we just have to wait for equilibrium to return.
Rev 10:11 says that John shall "prophesy again before before .. many.. (not all) peoples, nations and tongues.
I think that it is a false interpretation that every single person living upon the face of the earth will hear the gospels before the end, as is recorded in scripture, comes to fulfillment.
But I could be wong?
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