Revelation: The Four Corners of The Earth

When God was angry with a people or nation, He would send a prophet to warn them to repent before He would send judgment upon them.  The language of prophesy contained certain elements and structure that repeated no matter which nation or country the prophet was sent to warn.  Let's examine some of these elements.  …

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The Signs of Revelation – Part VIII: The New Heavens and New Earth

God's language of prophesy is a challenge because it is a majestic and grand metaphor, a hugely poetical style.  The metaphors and poetry which He used were to provide the sovereign and supreme import, the full vision and implications of what became the actual or literal outcome.  The judgment was pronounced from heaven above in …

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The Signs of Revelation – Part VII: The Plagues of Egypt

Psa. 46:8, "Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth."  (KJV) Looking at Revelation from the Old Testament (OT) is both enlightening and reaffirming.  God's word is true and His judgments are righteous (Psa. 19:9; 33:5; 119:137, 160).  If sometimes in our study we do not understand why …

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The Signs of Revelation – Part VI: The Judgment Day, Chapter 20

The first five parts of this series have discussed in some detail the signs and symbols found within the prophesy of John, the Revelation of Christ.  All of the signs and symbols of Revelation are based upon Old Testament (OT) prophesies, and can be determined from the scriptures within the OT.  The OT is the …

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The Signs of Revelation – Part V: The Animal Symbols of the Battle

We have been decoding some of the signs and symbols of the prophesy of Revelation, so that we can better understand the meanings of the book.  The code is from the Old Testament (OT), and we are using scripture to interpret scripture, as only God can interpret His word.  (Dan. 2:18-22) Once we recognize the …

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Signs of Revelation – Part IV: Symbols of the Throne Scene Chap. 4 – 5

This series on the book of Revelation is defining the prophesy by looking into the source code.  The source code for Revelation, and all of the New Testament (NT), is the Old Testament (OT).  The NT is the OT revealed!  By decoding the component pieces of the prophesy we can better understand and identify the …

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The Signs of Revelation – Part III: Codes of the Colors and Numbers

Remembering that the New Testament (NT) is the Old Testament (OT) revealed, we continue the theme from Parts I and II of this series, that we must look to the OT for the signs and original meanings in Revelation.  The code of Revelation is the OT. Part II of this series discussed the nature symbols …

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The Signs of Revelation – Part II: Codes and Symbols of Nature

Part I of this series established the background and time period of Revelation as the first century A.D., the generation which Christ said would not pass until all was fulfilled. (Matt. 22:36, 24:34) Therefore, the events of Revelation "which must shortly come to pass" and which were "at hand" all occurred in that same century …

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The Signs of Revelation – Part I: The Time of His Coming

The book of Revelation is not a chronological account of the second appearance of Christ.  Rather, it is thematic; tracing the steps through one vision, before beginning another vision and moving through that to its end. This happens several times to encompass the visions of Christ coronation, then the great tribulation and the battle between …

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The Burning of Jerusalem, and the Hadean Death

Christ tells the chief priests and elders of the temple a parable in Matt. 22:1-14: "1And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden …

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The Thousand Year Reign of Revelation 20 – Is It Yet Future?

The numbers found in the Bible have both literal and symbolic meanings.  The context, or the subject matter of the scripture tells us when the numbers recorded in the scripture are literal, and when they are figurative, or symbolic. For instance, the following scriptures all have a literal numeric value: Ex. 38:25, "And the silver …

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