Book of REVELATION, is the last book of the Bible. The word ‘Revelation’ is derived from the Greek word ‘apokalupsis’ which means “a disclosure, or unveiling, and this book unveils Christ and the mystery of His return to earth as the Judge. This revelation was given to the apostle John while he was in Roman-imposed exile on the Island of Patmos in the eastern Mediterranean around 95 A.D. The book of Revelation has 22 chapters and the events are arranged in chronological order.
The book of Revelation primarily concerns the Second Coming of Christ and the last days. His Second Coming will be as judge of the world, unlike His first coming when He came to die for man's sin. Several hundred years before the Lord came to earth to die on the cross, …show more content…
The Lord is introduced as ‘the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, who is and who was and who is to come’. Alpha and omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. Among the Jewish rabbis, it was common to use the first and the last letters of the Hebrew alphabet to denote the whole of anything, from beginning to end. All creation originated from Him, nothing existed without Him. There was no "before him”, for millions and billions and trillions of unending years God existed and never had a beginning. From everlasting to everlasting, he is God (Psalm 90:2). There was never a time when he was not. Lucifer rebelled against Him and introduced evil and rebellion to the beautiful creation He made. And as the Omega, He will bring to complete finality the world of evil, and usher in a new beginning for a perfect world of righteousness. This is what the book of Revelation is all about. In this chapter, Jesus is revealed as walking among the seven lampstands (representing the church), holding the seven stars in His right hand (representing the angels of the seven churches), His eyes like flames of fire, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword and His face like the sun shining in all its brilliance. He stands as the Judge of the whole …show more content…
However, they are most likely representative of the Church who would have already been raptured at this point. Some suggest they are angelic beings, but this is very unlikely as angels had never been portrayed in scriptures as sitting on thrones or having crowns on their heads. These descriptions only fits redeemed saints who Jesus promised they will reign with Him (Matt 19:28; Luke 22:30). In addition, the Greek word translated here as “elders” is never used to refer to angels, only to men, particularly to men of a certain age who are mature and able to rule the Church. The word elder would be inappropriate to refer to angels, who do not age. Their mode of dress would also indicate these are men. While angels do appear in white, white garments are more commonly found on believers, symbolizing Christ’s righteousness imputed to us at salvation. The twenty-four elders are most likely to represent the redeemed of God throughout the ages – both Old and New Testament saints. Identity of the 24 elders is not made known, however some scholars believe the 24 elders will include the 12 Apostles of the Lord Jesus. The picture of resurrected saints before the throne gives credence to the fact that the rapture of the church will take place before the great tribulation.
“Then Peter answered and said to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?”  So Jesus said to them, “Assuredly
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In the image, his ethos is depicted in multiple ways. One of these is thought the flood and fire. As mentioned above, the flooding and fire rest at the feet of everyone in the church—except the preacher. He instead stands slightly above the congregation, and appears to be standing on the hand of God. Additionally, he is made larger than everyone else in the room.
I understand the elder to be one who pastors a local church. The position of the elder is committed to a life of word, study, sacrament, order and service. The elder is positioned to the service of humankind in all areas of life from burying the dead, holy matrimony, pastoral counseling, preaching, teaching, etc… The elder serves a local congregation by appointment and administers
26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?” Randolph picked up his cross and followed after Christ Jesus our Lord, but Christ Jesus does not tell everyone how we shall end on earth; we only know that the ultimate glory will be indescribable joy. It is common among us that occasionally we will look up into the heavens and observe a star falling, however, the opposite is also true, there are times we will observe a star rising in the heavens.
"You have changed the revelations from the way they were first given and as they are today in the Book of Commandments, to support the error of Brother Joseph in taking upon himself the office of Seer to the church. You have changed the revelations to support the error of high priests. You have
This chapter focuses on the importance of recognizing the symbolic elements of Christ. In the New Testament of the Christian Bible, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came from Heaven to earth in the form of man to fulfill the Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah. He is believed to have lived a perfect life, free from sin, and to have died on a Roman cross for the sins of the world. Sometimes, writers use their characters to represent Christ in different ways. These symbolic characters are known as Christ figures.
It discusses end time day known by Allah,and the reasons why people should observe the clues and signs written in Quran.
The Christian Church is comprised of a diverse body of people who all share a common belief in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Fundamentally, the principal theological tenet of the Christian faith is the belief in God, the creator of this world who sent his son, Jesus Christ, into the world so that through his death on the cross and resurrection from the dead, people might come to know the love of God. Elsewhere, the Church is referred to (albeit figuratively) as the bride of Christ (Revelation 21:2, 9-10). From both its core theological underpinnings and the picture painted by the author of Revelation, we may note from the outset how our understanding of the Church is both a unity of belief and a unity with Jesus Christ.
The 3-Day Resurrection Once again, we go back to our concept of using past historical events to unpack concealed future prophetic events. The Prophet Hosea spoke about the resurrection on the third day some 730 years before the birth of Christ. “Come, and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight.
does the False Prophet glorify the False Messiah? a) He issues a decree for the people of the world to worship the Beast and His Image. “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth;... And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed”(Revelations 13:11,14-15).
THE DISPENSATION OF THE MILLENNIUM (i) Chapter 14 THE DISPENSATION OF THE MILLENNIUM (contd.) THE NAME OF GOD in The Millennium We have shown that God’s permanent and eternal name is the Tetragrammaton YHWH or “Yahweh”, as is the more commonly accepted pronunciation. It is with this name that He was known throughout the Old Testament (OT).
Jesus makes a promise to his followers that everyone will receive judgement. God has set a day in which he purposes to judge the inhabited earth” (Acts 17:31). Those who follow Jesus are said to be filled with light and will live an everlasting life. Jesus’ promise of judgement to the elected apostles, who helped spread the gospels of Christ, is the honour of giving them a special place in heaven, seated on their own twelve thrones in the court of judgement, where they judge the twelve tribes of Israel, which represent the completeness of the nation as a whole. I will seek to prove this claim with evidence from the Gospels, as well as the Book of
The ancient Hebrew Scriptures describe His functionalities as Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit) and Ha-Mashiach (Messiah). We know nothing about God except what are in these manifestations. We are in error when we give these functionalities distinctive independent personality and individuality as hypostases or as parts of a trinity, each with total independence. They are not three different Gods, but very simply and neatly Elohim’s functions in Creation and Redemption. In Creation the Word said, “Let there be Light.”
In Matthew 24:36-44 Jesus talks about the end time and when he will come again. He shares about how now one knows when Jesus is coming not even the angels or Jesus himself. Only God knows. Matthew 25:1-13 is a parable of the ten virgins. This parable tells the story of ten virgins, five who are ready with lamps and five who are not ready.