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Of the views available, three main ones stand out in current interpretation. Literal Babylon First, is that Babylon refers to the literal Babylon. This seems unlikely because, as many point out, Babylon at the time of the New Testament was relatively unimportant. Certain futurist eschatologies hold that the the city will be completely re-built sometime ...


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The souls under the altar are awaiting their total number to be completed. They are the martyrs who have died defending the word of God {YHWH}. Revelation 6:9-12 "And when he had opened the fifth seal I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice saying ...


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Man is tri-part,(1 Thess. 5:23) And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are a spirit, we have a soul(mind, will, and emotions), and we live in a body. To see the 'spirit' of an individual(sans flesh) is to see who they ...


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I would like to offer a short answer if I may. I feel the answer to your question is in Hebrews 4:4-4:11. God's seventh day is open to be entered. Some have entered, but there are others who are invited to enter. Now for the long answer, but not as long as it could be. Genesis is the first book of the Bible, and Revelation is the last. If we see a purpose ...


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I was listening to a sermon by Voddie Baucham a while ago on exactly this, and thought it was quite interesting, maybe it will be of some help to understand the issue. You can listen to the full thing here: Voddie Baucham - The 144,000 (skip to around minute 26 if you only want to hear the explanation as it pertains to the question). Basically, he says that ...


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The understanding of this may differ with how you structure Revelation. You say "The seventh trumpet is the signal for the pouring of the bowls of Gods' wrath which is the third woe." Not everybody sees this the same way. Some people see that the trumpets and the bowls are very similar. upon the earth the sea the rivers and waters celestial bodies darkness ...


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There are, though, passages from the Greek translation of the Hebrew, the LXX, that might be mentioned. They are: Gen.10:10; "beginning of the kingdom of him"-"arche tes basileias autou." Gen.49:3 ; "first of the children of me"-"arche teknon mou." Deut.21:17;"first of the children of him"-"arche teknon autou." Hos.1:2 "beginning of the ...



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