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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Book of Revelation Timeline Chart and Outline

Outline

A - the scroll is unrolled (Seals broken open) Rider on a white horse rides forth..

1. beginning the latter age called Christendom
2. war will be ever on the scene, eventually given a long and/or great sword / weapon (circa 1945?)
3. during the age there is shortage and famine and inequity
4. also pestilence, including chemical named death, the grave follows (including the mass grave)

The Seals continue to the end. But the WHOLE seal is described. Including its maturity, at the very end.

5. martyrdom continues, and will escalate towards the very end; the blood of martyrs, like of Abel, calls out to God
6. the 6th seal broken open causes darkness (where it occurred) and ultimately great earthquake and Joel's smoky day, red moon, etc. - this is the long /great sword given to war (1945 the atom is broken open/split) but, as warfare, is then paused

(Next verses) "After these things I saw four angels at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice, 'Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” (7:1-3) …"And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, with an eternal Gospel (good news) to tell to the inhabitants of the earth.." (14:6)

B - The 7th seal is the 7 trumpets - Day of the LORD - judgment - consequences

1. Limited thermonuclear? (drought? 12:16 & Luke 23:28,31; world government steps up?)
2. Oceans rise, from thermonuclear in? world trade affected one third (Babylon crashes?)
3. Rivers and streams contaminated
4. Light of sun and moon decreased, Joel's smoky day, red moon
5. "Out of the smoke" come locust like (hover, swarm?) "loud" and "can sting from tail and they torment mankind for 5 months" (enforcing Marshall law?)
6. Troops cross the Euphrates with lion like which shoot fire from mouth (tanks?) Daniel 12:11; Rev 16:14 & Daniel 12:12; Rev 16:16, Armageddon (12:17; 14:9,10)
7. Jesus returns "in fire and with His angels" - the twofold harvest of Chapter 14
…"And the temple of God in heaven was opened, and the ark of His covenant was seen. And there were lightnings, thunderings, earthquake, and great hail." (10:7; 11:15,19; 15:5; 16:1,18; 18:21)

C - 45 days previously, 666 was implemented and 1,290 days
      before that, the daily, or that is the "perpetual" sacrifice, or
      place of? (In Israel) is stopped - Daniel 12:11,12; Rev 12:17; 16:14
D - The vials/bowls are in the 7th trump(et) and are pretty much
      concurrent(?)
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Timeline - Chart

Revelation 12:1-5 - Israel births "manchild"/Son of man
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Seal One, Christendom - Seals #'s 2-5, wars, pestilences, famines, martyrs;
Rev 12:6-14-inquisition and more
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(6:12-17) - Seal #6 - the split atom - by 13:13, a two horned office, the first occurrence, then paused (7:1-3) while gospel preached to every tribe, tongue and nation and servants of God sealed-great crowd nations and 144,000 of Israel (Mt. 23:39)

The Revelation 13:1-10 (world) beast, is, wasn't, then after 13:13 was again
this time with an image ("peace, peace")

12:15 - The dragon spews a flood after the faith trying to wash it away from off the Earth
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Seal #7 - chapter 8 - 7 trumpets (thunders?)
the pause of chapter 7 ends, limited thermonuclear (8:5)
Seven angels with trumpets prepare to sound / half hour silence in heaven
seven year 'peace' ratified and celebrated? until towards the middle, Daniel 12:11, Israel's perpetual sacrifices (place of?) removed followed by drought (Rev 12:16, Luke 23:28,31)

Daniel 12:11-12 - from the time that the perpetual sacrifice is taken away [and (later) the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days.. blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days].
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The 42 months?/2nd 3.5? Trumps #'s 1-4
#1 - one third of trees and of grass burned
#2 - sea scorched and trade lessened by one third
#3 - wormwood turns rivers and streams bitter
#4 - less light from sun and moon
(four thermonuclear?)
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Trumps #'s 5,6,7 - the three woes
#5 - out of the smoke comes loud, locust like which sting from tail, 
Marshall law five months?

{12:17 -  the dragon was enraged and went to make war with… who keep the commandments of God and (by now, Mt 23:39) have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
16:14-16 - spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15 “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments...” (666?)
16 And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.

#6 - lions-like fire from tail like serpent with head kill ⅓ of mankind w/ fire, smoke and plague
Rev 12:17; 16:14; the two witnesses killed? great earthquake

#7 - in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be fulfilled, as He declared to His servants the prophets. (10:7) 

1 Corinthians 15:22-25 - ..as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.. each one in his own order, Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.. then the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.. for He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet.

19:19 -  And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the (white) horse and against His army.

11:15 - the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ.."

15:5-8 - .. the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened.. out of the temple came the seven angels having the seven plagues.. seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever.. the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God.. and no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues were completed.

11:18 - the nations were angry and your wrath has come..

6:12-17 - ..and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.. great day of His wrath has come.. the stars will (appear to) fall - Isaiah 24:20 - the earth shall reel to and fro

11:19 - the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of His covenant was seen in His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail.

16:18-19 - there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth.. the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell.. great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath.

19:11 - ..heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Iron And The Bronze

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#7)
(I better finish this study, as it's embarrassing I titled it "chapter by chapter"!)

The prophet Daniel records, in his second chapter, a dream which King Nebuchadnezzar had of a giant statue made up of different metals (and clay). When Daniel interpreted the dream, the statue we see, is one of a series of 'world' empires. The first, the head of gold, was Nebuchadnezzar. Namely, was Babylon. Then was the arms and shoulders of silver, the torso and thighs of bronze, the legs of iron, and its feet ("ten" toes) of iron and clay.

The good news is, a Rock cut out not by human hands, knocks over the statue by striking the feet of it, and the dust of the statue is blown away upon the wind. (Daniel 2:34,35) And the Rock becomes a great mountain and fills the world.

Most Bible commentators agree the Silver was Media-Persia, the Bronze was Greece, and the Iron was Rome.

Revelation 13:1 (written 95-100A.D.)

"Then I (John) stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name."

Daniel 7:7

"After this I (Daniel) saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns." (Verse 3, "..came up from the sea..")

Daniel 7:19

"Then I wished to know the truth about the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, exceedingly dreadful, with its teeth" (columns?) "of iron and its nails of bronze, with which it devoured, broke in pieces, and trampled the residue."

Revelation 13:1-10 is the first beast of Revelation chapter thirteen.

Verses 13:1-18 is the second beast of Revelation chapter thirteen, nicknamed the 'little' beast (horn), whereas the first one is thought of as the 'big' beast. (A world governing, whereas the 'little' one is an individual - although! Verse 13:13 - "he performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men" - actually, here, pinpoints an office! Not an individual. Ringing any bells?? Note: this is the same as the "long sword given to the red horse and rider/seal two" and is seal 6, currently 'on hold'/paused, Rev 7:1. But don't forget! The seals are described as a blend of what they are at their very beginning, and what they are at their very end, kind of confusing the vision "for many days"! ..Which fiery wind is also the seven bowls.)

     13:14 "And he (the 'little' beast/two horned seat/office) deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the (world) beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword" (expired) "and" (then) "lived. 15 He was granted power to give breath" (authority) "to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause..." Verse 5 - "and he (the 'big' beast) was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and was given authority to continue for forty-two months." (Three and one half years.)

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Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#1)

Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#2)
Revelation Chapters Seventeen And Eighteen - A Two Part Study
- Foundation to the Rest of the Study - Part One - The Beast and the Harlot
- Part Two - and Revelation Chapter to Chapter (#2b) The City and Merchants

Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#3) - HE is King

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#4) - The Faith On Earth

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#5) - The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#6) - Time Times And Half A Time

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#7) - The Iron And The Bronze

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Why Did They Build Babel Tower?

Why did they build Babel Tower..?

Uh oh, I’ve been watching too many Stargate episodes..

But it got me thinking.. Why did they build the tower.. to reach to the stars..? Who told them the moving stars - they didn’t know they were planets - were gods? There was Nimrod, mighty hunter.. Priesthoods were built up.. And king-priests (alliance”s?).. And kings considered to be gods..

We know the first man “from whom all nations came”, Adam, and his wife Eve, knew God (Yahweh), their Father.

“They heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day..” Genesis 3:8 …And the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”

And of course they would have passed on this knowledge of God the LORD to their children. We know Abel knew Yahweh, and there were lots of other people around too, so a fair amount of time must have passed. [Back when the genetic code was wide, with no separating of the traits (strings?).. It was not dangerous to marry a sibling in those earliest days.]

Cain too, knew Yahweh, for God asked him “why are you angry?” And they had their discussion after the bad scene that occurred. (Man! Killed his brother..) Here’s a note too, he didn’t seem to be terrified of Yahweh.. But was afraid of the other people..

So God put a mark on his forehead (a prominent brow? I’ve always wondered. Or actually, isn’t it obvious?)

…”I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth, and it will happen that anyone who finds me will kill me.”
           And the Lord said to him, “Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” And the Lord set a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him. (Gen 4:14,15)

And Cain went away Eastward.. He had offered grain to Yahweh. And was angry when it wasn’t accepted. (What didn’t happen concerning his offering? Idk). Was this part of that same spirit which wants all the blessings but not the bent knee..? (Not realizing His blueprint is the one which fulfills!) And is this the root spirit of Babel Tower? “We will reach the stars..”

Now with the theory of evolution, have we declared ourselves to be god..? Reaching the stars without bending the knee.. (Not acknowledging we are so puny..)

Is Babylon the Great just a bigger Babel Tower?

In Genesis chapter three, after the first parents ate from the forbidden tree.. (They had every tree in the garden to eat from.. But just hAd to have some from the one!) Well, right away Yahweh promised a rescue.. Having to do with “her offspring”.. A son. Look at how many ‘son of a god’ myths rose up all over the globe. One of the first worshiped was a “mother god”. I’ve wondered if these were not hazy memories of Eve, whom Adam called “the mother of all”. The faint memories taking on other personalities.. And still others later.. Like idols to be filled..

In the Book of Revelation, ten kings (toes, divisions?) will rule one hour with the (big, red) beast.. They will devour the harlot (greek word, “pornos” and “to sell”.)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Time Times And Half A Time


Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#6)
(Chapter by chapter in spirit! As I'm not sure it's ever going to follow that pattern!)

For a while now, I've been thinking of Bible prophecy as often being like a telescope, especially the Biblical phrase, "time, times and half a time". (Revelation 12:14) The telescoping being, 3.5 centuries, 3.5 years, and then 3.5 days.

Revelation 12:13,14 - "The dragon persecuted the woman" (the faith) "but she was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness.. where she is nourished for a time, times and half a time, from the face of the serpent."

I think of this as being 3.5 centuries (a modern division of time).

And Daniel's verse, 12:11 (which actually is a 3.5 plus 30) - "From the time of the turning aside of the perpetual [sacrifice - added by translators] to the giving out of the desolating abomination, [are] days a thousand, two hundred, and ninety."

I think of this 3.5 (plus 30 days) as three and one half years (plus thirty days). "From the time of the stopping of the perpetual" (in Israel) "to the giving out of the abomination that makes desolate shall be 3.5 (Hebrew) years, plus 30 (days)."

And Revelation 11:3 - "And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.” Coinciding with Daniel 7:25,19 - "the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time" and Revelation 13:5 - "is given authority to continue for forty-two months", and Revelation 13:1(?)  

Seems to logically be 1,260 days (3.5 years).

[Why is the centuries of Revelation 12:14 written in the book after the years of Revelation 11? Because chapter twelve is an insert (a complete story and history all on its own).]

Then lastly, Revelation 11:9 - "Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three and a half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves." - A literal 3.5 days.

A 'telescoping' of the numbers and prophecy.

Then today, looking up the Greek word used for "fulfilled" in Revelation 10:7 - "But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be fulfilled, just as He proclaimed to His servants, the prophets" - I found this:

Word #G5055 "teléō (from 5056 /télos, "consummation, completion") – properly, to complete (consummate), fulfill, i.e. finish (qualitatively) the necessary process – with the results "rolling-over" to the next level (phase) of consummation/fulfillment. See 5056 (telos). [This root (tel-) means "reaching the end (aim)." It is well-illustrated with the old pirate's telescope, unfolding (extending out) one stage at a time.."
[Coincidence]
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Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#1)

Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#2)
Revelation Chapters Seventeen And Eighteen - A Two Part Study
- Foundation to the Rest of the Study - Part One - The Beast and the Harlot
- Part Two - and Revelation Chapter to Chapter (#2b) The City and Merchants

Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#3) - HE is King

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#4) - The Faith On Earth

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#5) - The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#6) - Time Times And Half A Time

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#7) - The Iron And The Bronze

Sunday, April 9, 2017

In The Day


Jesus said, "As it came to pass in the days of Noah, so also shall it be in the days of the Son of Man, they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying.. till the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came.. As it came to pass in the days of Lot, they were eating, they were drinking, ..selling, ..planting, ..building, and on the day Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven.." - from Luke 17:26-29.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#5)

(but not in order)

I'm going to come right out and say it.. Parts of Revelation we can see came riding out upon the pages and stage of history. Granted, the horsemen (and the rest of the Seals) may indeed escalate at the 'end' - from a horses canter to a gallop? - but I don't think we should confine Revelation to a box titled "seven years only".

    The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

      Chapter Six: 1-8

Verse quotes are, for the most part, from - http://biblehub.com/interlinear/revelation/6-1.htm and the "Berean Literal" or "Study Bible" - http://biblehub.com/revelation/6-1.htm

1 - And I (John) watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying, as a voice of thunder, "Come!"

2 - And I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.

  •  Cross references:
  •  Revelation 19:11 - Then I saw heaven standing open, and there before me was a white horse. And its rider is called Faithful and True. With righteousness He judges and wages war. (And conquers!)
  • Colossians 2:14-15 - Having blotted out the handwriting in the decrees against us (having erased the charges that were brought against us via the law) which was hostile to us, He has taken out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. And having stripped the principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly -- having triumphed over them. (The Victorious Gospel / the Good News rode forth conquering!)
   
3 - And when He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, "Come!"

4 - And another horse went forth, bright red; and to the one sitting on it, to him was granted to take the peace from the earth, and that they will slay one another; and a great sword was given to him.

  • To war, a great sword was given


5 - And when He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, "Come!" And I looked, and behold, a black horse, and the one sitting on it having a pair of scales in his hand.

  • Much mercantilism.. scales in its hands.


6 - And I heard what sounded like a voice from among the four living creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and you should not injure the oil and the wine."

7 - And when He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, "Come!"

8 - And I looked, and behold, a pale horse, and the one sitting on it, the name of him was Death, and Hades [note: "the place of the dead" / the grave] was following with him; and authority was given to them over the fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, and with famine, and with plague, and by the beasts of the earth.
The grave following.. including the mass grave? From sword, famine and plague.. wild beasts/wild governings? "on a pale horse" - plague? Including chemical?

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Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#1)

Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#2)
Revelation Chapters Seventeen And Eighteen - A Two Part Study
- Foundation to the Rest of the Study - Part One - The Beast and the Harlot
- Part Two - and Revelation Chapter to Chapter (#2b) The City and Merchants

Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#3) - HE is King

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#4) - The Faith On Earth

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#5) - The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#6) - Time Times And Half A Time

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#7) - The Iron And The Bronze

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Faith On Earth

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#4)

Revelation Chapter 12

An Insert and Complete History!

This chapter is amazing. But not for the reason many believe. If it's not read as the insert it is, it is misread. (Unless it's a case of prophetic parallelism, but even if so, the message and insight gained by reading it as a complete history all its own - is too good to miss.)

Verse 1 - And a great sign was seen in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars,
  - crown - G4735 - stephanos - wreath honorary, not G1238 - diadema - kingly

2 - and having in womb. And she cries out, being in travail, and being in pain to bring forth.

3 - And another sign was seen in heaven, and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his heads, seven diadems (G1238).

4 - And his tail drags a third of the stars of heaven, and he cast them to the earth. (Jesus said - Luke 10:18 - "I beheld Satan as lightning falling from heaven". It being some time ago.) And the dragon stands before the woman being about to bring forth, so that when she should bring forth, he might devour [it]. (Matthew 2:16 - "Herod the Great was furious. and slew all the young male children of Bethlehem.")

5 - And she brought forth a son male who is about to shepherd all the nations with a rod of iron, and was caught up the child of her to God and unto the throne of him. (Hebrews 1:1-3; Mark 16:19)
 - rod of iron - the unbreakable laws of life? 

6 - And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place having been prepared there by God, so that they should nourish her there one thousand two hundred sixty days.
  - A migration (in large part) of the faith.
  - The numbers - 3.5 - are not all the same time span! They telescope. This, a first, I believe, is years.

7 - And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels warred against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels warred back.
  - After all, half the battle is manifest as won (see verse 10).

8 - And he had not strength enough and no longer was any place found in heaven for him and his angels.

9 - And the great dragon was thrown out, the ancient serpent, who is called devil ("diabolos") and Satan, deceiving the whole inhabited world. He was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

10 - And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying: "Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Christ. For the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, the one accusing them before our God day and night.

11 - And they have overcome him by reason of the blood of the Lamb, and by reason of the word of their testimony; and they have not loved their life unto death.

12 - Because of this, rejoice O heavens, and those dwelling in them! Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil (diabolos) has come down to you, having great fury, knowing that he has a short time."

13 - And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who had brought forth the male child.
  - Persecuted (inquisitioned) the faith?

14 - And the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman (the faith) so that she could fly (sail?) from the face of the serpent into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished there a time, and times, and half a time.
  - Second level of 3.5, as centuries.

15 - And out of his mouth the serpent cast water as a river after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood.
  - A flood spewed after the faith, in an attempt to wash the faith from off the earth.

16 - But the earth helped the woman and opened the earth the mouth of it and swallowed up the river which the dragon had cast out of his mouth.
  - Luke 23:28,29,31 - "And having turned to them, Jesus said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.. They will say to the mountains, 'Fall on us,' and to the hills, 'Cover us.' For if they do these things (crucify Him) in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry leaf"?
  - (Joel 1:12)

17 - And the dragon was angry with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her children keeping the commandments of God and (by now?) holding the testimony of Jesus. And he stood upon the sand of the sea.
  - Revelation 16:14,15,16 - "..spirits of demons, performing signs, which go forth to the kings of the whole inhabited world, to gather them together unto the battle of the great day of God the Almighty. 'Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the one watching and keeping his garments, that not naked he might walk and they might see the shame of him.' And he gathered them together unto the place called in Hebrew Armageddon."

Note: At verse 13:1 - "And I saw a beast out of the sea rising having horns ten and heads seven.." but here at 12:17 - the dragon stands upon the shore/sand of the sea.

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Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#1)

Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#2)
Revelation Chapters Seventeen And Eighteen - A Two Part Study
- Foundation to the Rest of the Study - Part One - The Beast and the Harlot
- Part Two - and Revelation Chapter to Chapter (#2b) The City and Merchants

Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#3) - HE is King

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#4) - The Faith On Earth

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#5) - The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#6) - Time Times And Half A Time

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#7) - The Iron And The Bronze

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The City and Merchants

Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#2b)



Revelation Chapters Seventeen And Eighteen A Two Part Study 

- Foundation to the Rest of the Study -


    Part Two - The City and Merchants


Verse quotes are, for the most part, from - http://biblehub.com/interlinear/revelation/17-1.htm and the "Berean Literal" or "Study Bible" - http://biblehub.com/revelation/17-1.htm

Revelation 18


Verse 1 - After these things I saw another angel descending out of heaven, having great authority; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

2 - And he cried out in a mighty voice, saying: "Fallen, Fallen is Babylon the great! And she has become a habitation of demons, and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean bird, and a prison of every unclean creature also having been hated.
 - the inner city? (which also imprisons the 'innocent')

3 - For of the wine of the wrath of the sexual immorality of her have drunk all the nations, and the kings of the earth with her have committed sexual immorality, and the merchants of the earth through the power of the luxury of her have been enriched.

4 - And I heard another voice from heaven, saying: "Come out of her, my people, so that you may not have fellowship in her sins, and so that you may not receive of her plagues.

5 - For her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
 - I think she shakes her fist at the heavens, and at God..

6 - Give back to her as she has done to others; pay her back double for what she has done; mix her a double portion in her own cup.

7 - So much as she has glorified herself and lived in luxury, inflict on her as much torment and mourning, because in the heart of herself she says I sit as a queen, a widow I never am, and mourning never shall I see.

8 - Therefore her plagues will come in one day, death and misery and famine; and she will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her."
 - Truth. Only what's built on The Rock can stand.

9 - And the kings of the earth, the ones having committed sexual immorality and having lived luxuriously with her, will weep and will wail for her when they see the smoke of her burning,

10 - standing from afar because of the fear of her torment, saying: "Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in a single hour your judgment has come."

11 - And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn for her, because no one buys their cargo any longer--

12cargo of gold, silver, precious stones, and pearls; of fine linen, purple, silk, and scarlet; of all kinds of citron wood and every article of ivory and precious wood, of bronze, iron, and marble;

13 - of cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, and frankincense; of wine, olive oil, fine flour, and wheat; of cattle, sheep, horses, and chariots; of slaves and souls of men.

14 - The fruit you longed for is gone from you, all your luxury and splendor have vanished, and you will find them no more.

15 - The merchants of these things, who became rich from her, will stand afar from her because of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning,

16 - saying: "Woe, woe, the great city, having been clothed with fine linen and purple and scarlet, and having been adorned with gold and precious stone and pearl,

17 - For in one hour such great wealth has been made desolate. And every shipmaster, and all those sailing to a place, and sailors, and as many as trade by the sea, stood at a distance,

18 - And cried seeing the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!

19 - And they cast dust upon their heads, as they weep and mourn, crying out, "Woe, woe, the great city, in which all who had ships at sea became rich by her wealth, For in one hour she has been brought to desolation."

20 - Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets, for God hath avenged you on her.

21 - Then a mighty angel picked up a stone the size of a great millstone and cast it into the sea, saying: "Thus Babylon will be cast down with violence, the great city, and shall be found no more".

22 - And the sound of harpists and musicians, of flute players and trumpeters, will never ring out in you again. Nor will any craftsmen of any trade be found in you again, and the sound of the mill will be heard in you no more,

23 - The light of a lamp will never shine in you again, and the voices of a bride and bridegroom will never call out in you again. For your merchants were the great ones of the earth, because by your sorcery all the nations were deceived."

24 - And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints and of ALL those having been slain on the earth.


Part One / Chapter by Chapter (#2a) - Revelation Chapter 17 - The Beast and the Harlot

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Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#1)

Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#2)
Revelation Chapters Seventeen And Eighteen - A Two Part Study
- Foundation to the Rest of the Study - Part One - The Beast and the Harlot
- Part Two - and Revelation Chapter to Chapter (#2b) The City and Merchants

Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#3) - HE is King

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#4) - The Faith On Earth

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#5) - The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#6) - Time Times And Half A Time

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#7) - The Iron And The Bronze

Monday, March 6, 2017

Rev Chapter by Chapter - HE is King

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#3)

Revelation Chapter Four

John is lifted up to heaven to be shown things which must occur. He sees a throne and He who sits upon it. All is radiant like jewels. Magnificent creatures, each with six wings with eyes within and without surround the throne and cry "Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, who is and was, and is to come" without ceasing. I think this scene is outside of and beyond time, as at the closing of the scene, every creature in heaven, earth and sea praise He who is on the throne and the Lamb (Jesus).

There are twenty four elders seated around the throne, they wear victory/overcomer wreaths (translated crowns) on their heads and every time the four winged creatures cry "holy, holy, holy" they cast their 'crowns' to the feet of He who sits on the throne.

[The crown(s) here is the word #G4735 - "stephanos" to twine or wreathe.
And the crowns Jesus is wearing in Revelation chapter 19, is #G1238 - "diadema" diadem, a king's crown.]

I've recently begun to think the 24 elders are meant to represent all believers, the vision being beyond time, and also because, unlike the heavenly vision of Revelation chapter one, there is no lampstands or candelabra, which are the seven churches. There's "seven lamps burning before the throne which are the seven Spirits (pneuma) of God".

Pneuma - #G4151 - breath, current of air, wind

When the twenty four elders worship and cast their crowns at His feet, they say,
“You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.”

Almighty - #G3841 - "pantokratōr" - "almighty, ruler of all" -- from words #G3956 /pas, "all" and #G2902 /krateo, "prevail" -- properly, almighty; unrestricted power, exercising absolute dominion

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Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#1)

Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#2)
Revelation Chapters Seventeen And Eighteen - A Two Part Study
- Foundation to the Rest of the Study - Part One - The Beast and the Harlot
- Part Two - and Revelation Chapter to Chapter (#2b) The City and Merchants

Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#3) - HE is King

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#4) - The Faith On Earth

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#5) - The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#6) - Time Times And Half A Time

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#7) - The Iron And The Bronze

The Beast and the Harlot

Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#2)

(But not in order. I thought it would be in order, but it's not turning out that way.)

Revelation Chapters Seventeen And Eighteen A Two Part Study 

- Foundation to the Rest of the Study -

    Part One - The Beast and the Harlot


Verse quotes are, for the most part, from - http://biblehub.com/interlinear/revelation/17-1.htm and the "Berean Literal" or "Study Bible" - http://biblehub.com/revelation/17-1.htm

Revelation 17

Verse 1 - And came one of the seven angels having the seven bowls and spoke with me saying, come here I will show you the punishment of the prostitute great, the [one] sitting upon waters many.

2 - with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality (are in bed with her) and those dwelling on the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her sexual immorality.

3 - And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting upon a scarlet/red beast being full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

4 - And the woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stone and pearls, holding a cup golden in her hand, being full of abominations and the impurity of the sexual immorality of her. (Side effects of her dissolution?)

5 - And upon the forehead (psyche?) of her a name was written Mystery Babylon the Great, the mother of the prostitutes, and of the abominations of the earth.

6 - And I saw the woman being drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. And having seen her, I wondered greatly.
 - fast forward to 18:24 - And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints and of ALL those having been slain on the earth.

7 - "Why are you astonished?" said the angel. "I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the (red) beast that carries her, which has the seven heads (empires) and ten horns (divisions ten, Daniel 2:42)".

8 - The (red) beast (of today, not yesterday) that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss (bottomless pit of potential of the wayward heart? how low can one go..?) and go into destruction; and those dwelling on the earth whose names are not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will wonder, seeing the beast which was, and is not, and yet will be.
 - wonder - #G2296 / the Greek - "to marvel, wonder  . . . to regard with amazement, and with a suggestion of beginning to speculate on the matter" - some will marvel and some will wonder..?

9 - This calls for a mind that has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains, where the woman sits on them (fast forward to verse 15 - The waters you saw, on which the prostitute sits, are nations, peoples, races, and languages.)

10 - and there are seven kings. The five are fallen, the one is, the other has not yet come; and when he shall have come, it behooves him to remain a little while.

11 - And the beast which was, and is not, is also himself an eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into destruction. (From God's perspective, it's all the same beast?)

12 - And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
 - The dream statue of (Biblically related) world empires, ended with ten toes. In the dream, the Rock, Jesus at His return, is thrown against the toes, breaking them up and the whole statue topples. These "ten" we can see, are of the 'last' hour, appear very late upon Earth's stage and have to do with the last empire of man.

13 - These have one mind: to yield their power and authority to the beast.

14 - They will make war against the Lamb (Armageddon) and the Lamb will triumph over them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.
 - Revelation 16:14,15,16

15 - Then the angel said to me, "The waters that you saw where the prostitute sits are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues".

16 - And the ten horns that you saw, and the beast, these will hate the prostitute, and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh, and will burn her with fire.
 - The (red) beast of extreme, devout Socialism will (finally) devour and do away with (deplete) extreme Capitalism?

 17 - For God has put into their hearts to accomplish His purpose, and to do one purpose, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.

18 - And the woman you saw is the great city, having dominion over the kings of the earth. (The kings / politicians of the earth, are in bed with her.)

Part Two / Chapter by Chapter (#2b) - Revelation Chapter 18 - The City and Merchants

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Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#1)

Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#2)
Revelation Chapters Seventeen And Eighteen - A Two Part Study
- Foundation to the Rest of the Study - Part One - The Beast and the Harlot
- Part Two - and Revelation Chapter to Chapter (#2b) The City and Merchants

Book of Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#3) - HE is King

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#4) - The Faith On Earth

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#5) - The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#6) - Time Times And Half A Time

Revelation Chapter by Chapter (#7) - The Iron And The Bronze

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Modern Miracles and Wonders

Have you ever wondered what the scripture means when it says in latter days there will be signs by a false prophet (so called)? Signs which will be miracles and wonders? The signs and wonders being that by which the nations are deceived.

I've caught glimpses of this phantom.. In my understanding of it, that is. But lately it's been really hitting me. What with the modern wonders of not only vaccines and medicines, but also phones, drones, and news at our fingertips.. (Especially phones.) All building the culture within itself. Modern wonders, in my mind, now overlaps signs and wonders. A false prophet (teacher? teaching? that does, in its way, have prophecy? and wonders..)

Though including good, noble people, by and large, this would be a group more enamored of their own selves, than Hollywood? No, not the politicians/kings of the earth. ("Kings of the earth" being, of course, the Bible speak of 90 A.D. / C.E.)

[The Book of Revelation is so huge and in our face, we don't perceive it!? The top power holders. Of today. The top untruth influencing the world, especially (what once was) Christendom.]