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The 144000 are 12000 from the 12 tribes of Israel (Rev 7) The 12 tribes usually refer to tribes with Land and Levi is left out, here we see Levi included and Dan left out, Joseph and Ephraim are synonymous. Two of the tribes; Judah and Benjamin (and some Levites) have always been identifiable and today are know as the Jews. The other 10 tribes; the house ...


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The Greek verb συστέλλω occurs in 1 Cor 7:29 and in only one other verse of the New Testament. Acts 5:5-6 (NASB) 5 And as he heard these words, Ananias fell down and breathed his last; and great fear came over all who heard of it. 6 The young men got up and covered him up, and after carrying him out, they buried him. The verb means "to wrap up." The ...


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This is the classic "tension" in New Testament Scripture-that Christ would come back soon:(Rev. 22:12) And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be The apostles seemed to be convinced that He would return during their lifetime, when they asked Him:(Acts 1:6) When they therefore were ...


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"The time is short" (or, "the time has been shortened"--NASB updated version) because Jesus Christ set in motion with His death, burial, and glorious resurrection a movement toward a telos: the completion of the universal Church of God, the bride of Christ, and her glorification with Him in new heavens and a new earth (2 Peter 3:13). Had Jesus not come to ...



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