Book of Revelation

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The Book of Revelation is the last Book in the Bible and is an Endtime prophecy about the last days on earth before Jesus Christ returns.

What if we try to understand it. Blessed are those that read the Book of Revelation. So feel free to share insights about this vision of the Endtime.
 






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Absolutely right, it tells us the things that are to come before and after Jesus comes. Many people are intimidated just hearing the name Revelation because there are some frightening things in there including Armageddon but when you read and study this beautiful book you come to see figurative and literal language. It's a very interesting book that more people should read. I particularly like the scripture in Revelation 21:3,4 ...."and God himself shall be will them and be their God: and he shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more: neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more: the first things are passed away" It's a very uplifting scripture that gives us a glimpse of the wonderful things that God will bring.

So if anyone would like to know about the things that will come soon, this is the book to read.
 






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Revelation 1 1"The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John,

2who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw.

3Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near."
 






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Revelation 1 9"I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

10I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet,

11saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”

12Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands,

13and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band.

14His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire;

15His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters;

16He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength."
 






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Jesus Christ describes seven types of Christian congregations in Revelation Chapter 2 and 3. And so all Christians belong in one of those seven churches. And we get to know who or what kind of Christians will be thrown in prison and put to death or kept from the hour of trial that is to come upon the earth.

It is important to study what Jesus is saying to the seven churches because He is talking to you me and everyone who is called by His name.
 






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Oh what an interesting and much needed thread! Thank you!


Matt 24:

See to it that no one deceives you. 5For many will come in My name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.

(Mark 13:10-13; Luke 21:10-19)
9Then they will hand you over to be persecuted and killed, and you will be hated by all nations on account of My name. 10At that time many will fall away and will betray and hate one another, 11and many false prophets will arise and mislead many.
12Because of the multiplication of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. 13But the one who perseveres to the end will be saved.
14And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
 






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Jesus Christ describes seven types of Christian congregations in Revelation Chapter 2 and 3.
I believe Jesus was talking to seven very specific and real congregations. I think it's a huge assumption to think Jesus was creating some outline to judge and categorize congregations (or whole denominations as I have seen some people try to pigeon hole). Instead we should all be taking a good look at ourselves and out churches and seeing how, to some degree or another, we all have probably struggled with the same things that Jesus said to all seven of these churches. None of us are immune to any of the pitfalls or struggles that the seven churches in Revelation struggled with.

I do agree with your statement that Jesus is talking to you and me and everyone called by his name!
 






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very important book to read multiple times and to cross reference with other prophecy...Ie. Jesus's Prophecy in Matthew 24. Psalm 83. and obviously the books of the major and minor prophets..
 






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Revelation 4 1"After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”

2Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne.

3And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald.

4Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads.

5And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God."
 






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I also like what Jesus says in Revelation 22:12,20 "Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to render each man according as his work is" and "he who testifieth these things saith. Yea: I come quickly. Amen: come, Lord Jesus."
 






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Revelation 5 1"And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals.

2Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?”

3And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it.

4So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it.

5But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.


6And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth.

7Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne.

8Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

9And they sang a new song, saying:

“You are worthy to take the scroll,
And to open its seals;
For You were slain,
And have redeemed us to God by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,

10And have made us kings and priests to our God;
And we shall reign on the earth.”
 






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Revelation 6 1"Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.”

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



Jesus already warned in Matthew 24 not to be deceived by an appearance of Christ who will conquer people by deception. Here the so called Vicar of Christ comes to mind. The popery of the Roman Catholic Church.
 






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Revelation 6 3"When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.”

4Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword."



Could this be the fiery red revolution banner of Communism ? The number one killer of people in the name of class struggle and equality.
 






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Revelation 6 5"When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.

6And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.”




Famine hunger and rationing of corn although the autumn fruits seem to survive.
 






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Revelation 6 7"When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.”

8So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth."




The sickly pale greenish color of pestilence which will be quite widespread. In recent years there seems to have been a resurgence of various viruses and pathogenic bacteria from ebola to bubonic plague.
 






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Revelation 6 9"When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held.

10And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”

11Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed."




From the prophets of God to Christ on the cross to the first Christians and up until today an unabated bloodshed of innocents.
 






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Watch that! Sounds very belieavable. It talks about visions about the tribulation and about how UN troops in blue helmets will be everywhere, coming into our homes, shooting some straight off and bringing some for camps. They mention people laying starving in the streets bc they refuse the mark of the beast and kiosks that advertise about a hot meal, a shower and sleep if you take the mark, then if they do, you never get to be the same again, the mark takes your free will and you become a robot, the spark in your eye is gone. The kiosks also has a laser that will shoot you in the heart and forehead to kill you off, he talks about the antichrist being this wonderfully beautiful man, hard to resist and with an ability to persuade people of that they need to die to lower the population. Sound very beliavable.

VERY interesting stuff, exactly how I imagined the trib! And No, the rapture will be at the end of the tribulation and not before according this, many of us will pay with our lives for our belief and will be beheaded by a man with a black cape who will ask us -You can renounce him now.
After taking many lives he will say I'm not killing anymore of these people.
 






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Revelation 6 3"When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.”

4Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword."



Could this be the fiery red revolution banner of Communism ? The number one killer of people in the name of class struggle and equality.
I think it is propaganda. The great sword is referring to the tongue. "The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing." (Proverbs 12:18).

The Spanish American war is one that is remembered historically for being caused by the press. Printed publications that transition to digital media is something unique to the time following Christ. The letters were written down and the devil has been trying to create counterfeit letters ever since. That is what this seal is about. It is the permission to create deception with the tongue given by God that is a tribulation we must persevere through.

The most recent awakening to the reality that this seal has been opened and refers to the power of the press is from the fairly recent accusations of fake news that circulate now because of the strange turn of events that took place during the election. In my opinion, that exposed that propaganda is what this seal is referring to. I really think that the scramble to get control of the credibility of the press does protect us from some experience of war at the moment.

The tongue can cause people to try to kill each other if people cannot learn to discern what is a lie and what is the truth.
 






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Revelation 6 12"I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.

13And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.

14Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.

15And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,

16and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!

17“For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”



God's wrath upon a wicked world begins at the breaking of the sixth seal.

What are the stars of heaven that will fall on the earth ? And is there in the imagery of falling late figs a reference to a specific season ?

When i read the sky receded as a scroll i am reminded of the scroll in prophet Zechariah's vision of a flying scroll with the dimensions of a submarine-launched ballistic missile and called the curse that goes forth over the whole earth.

Will God's wrath begin with nuclear war ?
 






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Revelation 7 1"After these things I saw four angels standing 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.

2Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea,

3saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.”

4And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed:"




At the breaking of the sixth seal when God's wrath begins perhaps with nuclear war the elect or chosen of God will be sealed.

Those are few in number only 144 000 from the twelve tribes of Israel. Ten of the tribes were lost a long time ago into all the nations and so only God knows who they are.



Matthew 24 29"Immediately after the tribulation of those days:

‘The sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

30At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 31And He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other."
 






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