The Greek name for the book of Revelation, A·po·kaʹly·psis (apocalypse), means “Uncovering” or “Disclosure.” This name indicates the meaning of Revelation—it uncovers matters that had been hidden and discloses events that would happen long after it was written. The apostle John penned the Revelation at the age of 92 while exiled as a prisoner of Rome on … Continue reading The seven Churches of Revelation
The Book of 2nd Thessalonians tells us that in the last days, God will separate the "sheep from the goats" by sending a deluding influence upon the earth. The idea is that all those who have hardened their own hearts because of their love of wickedness and sin and their hatred for the truth of … Continue reading The Strong Delusion from 2nd Thessalonians?
What is the Gog and Magog war and when is it supposed to happen? The prophet Ezekiel, whose name means "Strengthened by God" served as a Priest in Jerusalem, and was among the 2nd group of captives taken into Babylon, along with Israel's King Jehoiachin. Ezekiel had some amazing visions of the Throne of God, … Continue reading Gog / Magog war
The word "Tribulation" means a state of great suffering, misery, or affliction. This word is derived from the word "Tribulum", which was a threshing instrument utilized by the Romans. The Tribulum was literally a wooden board covered with shards of stone or metal that was used to separate the wheat from their husks. There is … Continue reading The Tribulation
In our previous post, we discussed the Mystery that is Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots AND abominations on the earth. We learned that "she" is a very old, ancient "woman" who seems to have roots in the Garden of Eden, perhaps having something to do with the tree of the knowledge of good and … Continue reading “Mystery Babylon’s” beast
Have you ever heard the term "Mystery Babylon"? This is a common phrase used to describe a "female" entity in the book of Revelation. We know "Mystery Babylon" is "female" because she is described as the MOTHER of harlots and abominations of the earth. Revelation 17 portrays her as a "great harlot" who sits on … Continue reading Mystery Babylon, tares among the wheat
What is the Rapture? Is it Biblical? Is it something dreamed up by Christian movie makers? Is it unprecedented or has anything like it ever happened before? What can we expect? For some reason, the Rapture is a divisive and controversial topic in Christian circles. People seem to have strong feelings about it one way … Continue reading The Rapture