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The book of Revelation is the last book of the canonical New Testament. (This tag is NOT for questions about the revelation of God's will/plan/instruction in general).

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According to Matthew 25:31-46 when are the sheep separated from the goats

Jesus begins the parable of the sheep and the goats by saying it concerns His return in glory to set up His kingdom (Matthew 25:31) All those on earth at that time will be brought before the Lord, and ...
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The Siege of Jericho and the Seven Seals

Do the seven seals of the book of Revelation have an origin in the siege of Jericho? This siege framework imagery can then be expounded upon, as with the seven seals, independently with the siege ...
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666 → Solomon → 1,260 [closed]

The theory that "666" in Revelation 13:18 is an allusion to Solomon's annual gold intake has been put forth in the academic literature. Notably: Bodner, Keith and Brent A. Strawn. "...
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Do we have to literally give up everything to follow the LORD Yeshua as stated in Luke 14:33?

Or is this meant to be allegorical? If taken literally, where does that leave modern Christians? Luke 14:33 - In the same way, any one of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be My ...
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Are the powers in Revelation 6:8 assigned to the Four Horsemen respectively?

Rev 6:8 - I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine ...
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Is Revelation 3:16 a warning about the possibility of losing one's salvation?

Revelation 3:14-22 (ESV): 14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation. 15 “‘I know your works: you are ...
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How can we reconcile Revelation 13:8 with Psalms 69:28?

We compare: “All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.” ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭...
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What does Jesus mean by "hot", "cold" and "lukewarm" in Revelation 3:16?

Revelation 3:14-22 (ESV) 14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation. 15 “‘I know your works: you are ...
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Are John 15:1-11 and Revelation 3:14-22 referring to the same group of people?

I find striking similarities between John 15:1-11 and Revelation 3:14-22: John 15:1-11 (ESV) “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he ...
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Identity of the Cornerstone [closed]

I am having difficulty with this question and still working on it. In the natural course of construction, the cornerstone is placed on bedrock for a solid foundation. In saying Peter is the ...
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Why is it called the everlasting gospel in Rev. 14:6?

Why is the gospel called the everlasting gospel in Rev. 14:6: And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to ...
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Is the angel in Revelation 10:3 Jesus?

Revelation 10:3 says: And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. The fact that this angel is referred to as roaring like a lion ...
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Is the sealed book of Dan. 12:4 the same as the open book in Rev. 10?

The book that Daniel was told to seal, is that the same as the little book that was opened in the angel’s hand in Rev. 10? Daniel 12:4 reads: But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, ...
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What is meant by ‘number of a man’ in Rev. 13:18?

What does it mean when the text say that this 666 number is the number of a man? To what aspect of the symbolism does this phrase point?
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Does Revelation 14:17 take place after Revelation 14:16?

Revelation tells us of two harvesters (as another question asks about), but should these harvests be considered as being done sequentially (first the holy wheat, and then the grapes of wrath) or is it ...
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What does Revelation 14:11 mean by "they have no rest, day or night"?

Revelation 14:11 (ESV) And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its ...
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Greek grammar: how to understand noun-article-noun-article-noun in "Κύριος ὁ Θεός ὁ Παντοκράτωρ" (Lord God Almighty) - Revelation 4:8

In Revelation 4:8 the Lord is referred to as: Lord God Almighty The Greek is Κύριος ὁ Θεός ὁ Παντοκράτωρ Literally: Lord the God the Almighty (the Greek is idiomatic and we wouldn't actually ...
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Does Revelation 20:10,14-15 teach eternal conscious torment (ECT) of the wicked?

Revelation 20:10 (YLT) 10 and the Devil, who is leading them astray, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where [are] the beast and the false prophet, and they shall be tormented day and ...
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What is the significance/symbolism of the "gate" being made of pearl?

In prophetic writings the gates to Jerusalem/heaven are stated to be made of pearls. Thus the oft quoted term "the pearly gates". What is the significance/symbolism of the gates being Pearl ...
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Is Jesus's return on the clouds the same event as Him riding the white horse?

Jesus says that He will return "on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory" (Matt 24:30). Is this the same event as when He returns on the white horse in Revelation 19? And I saw ...
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What is the full meaning of " propitiation" in the first segment of Romans 3:25 in the King James version?

In Romans chapter 3:25 Paul writes "Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood," the whom being Jesus Christ. Paul developes Romans and his understanding of our ...
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Hebrews 5:1-2; Hebrews 4:15; Revelation 21:8; What is the Will of God?

Hebrews 5:1-2; DRB; 5 For every high priest taken from among men, is ordained for men in the things that appertain to God, that he may offer up gifts and sacrifices for sins: 2 Who can have ...
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Why do some people interpret John 1:1-2 to refer to "the Word of God" that is on the Rider in Revelation 19:13? [duplicate]

I recently asked a question about the "rider on the white horse" (Rev 19:11-16), please read here I understand from the answers i received to my question, that some people refer to John 1:1-...
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Who is "King of kings and Lord of lords"? God or Jesus? 1 Timothy 6:13-16 vs. Revelation 17:14

1 Timothy 6:13-16 (YLT): 13 I charge thee, before God, who is making all things alive, and of Christ Jesus, who did testify before Pontius Pilate the right profession, 14 that thou keep the command ...
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Is salvation easy or hard? Revelation 22:17 vs. Matthew 7:13-14

Revelation 22:17 makes it look easy: The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life ...
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Can Job 14:12 be interpreted as an eschatological statement about a future resurrection of the dead?

Job 14:12 (ESV): so a man lies down and rises not again; till the heavens are no more he will not awake or be roused out of his sleep. Did Job imply that there would be an eschatological/apocalyptic ...
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Do 1 Thess. 4:16-17 (coming of the Lord in the air with His "caught up" saints) & Rev 6:9-11 (during the 5th seal) describe the same event?

From 1 Thess. 4: 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which ...
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Does Rev 20:12-13 allude to a third resurrection?

Then I saw a great white throne and the One seated on it. Earth and heaven fled from His presence, and no place was found for them. 12And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne. ...
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Did John come out of the Spirit during the sequence of visions he received on Patmos.?

Whilst John was in the spirit on the Lord's day on Patmos, he heard and saw many strange and wonderful things. Revelation 1:9-11. 9 I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom ...
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Why is the End of the Bible so metaphorical? [closed]

First of all, I believe in the whole Bible, that it is the infallible Word of God. But I also need to understand, at least from the Hermeneutical point of view. Jesus came, 2000 years ago. And His ...
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Michael the archangel [closed]

Michael is mentioned in Revelation 12:7 Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. (NIV) So who is Michael is he just ...
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Can Jesus decide who will sit next to him on his throne or not? Revelation 3:21 vs. Mark 10:35-40

Revelation 3:21 (ESV): 21 The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. vs. Mark 10:35-40 (ESV): 35 And James ...
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How can Jesus be God in light of Revelation 3v12

Revelation 3:12 states: The one who conquers I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my ...
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Will the Ancient City of Babylon be Rebuilt?

The city of Babylon is mentioned in the Book of Revelation. Does this mean the ancient city of Babylon will be rebuilt to be destroyed a second time? See verses: Rev 14:8 - Then a second angel ...
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Why does one benefit when he/she, eats from the "Tree of life"?

According to scripture, there is a benefit to be gained when eating from the tree of life. Rev 2:7 (niv), 7 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is ...
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Is Revelation 6:9 an allusion to Leviticus 4:7?

Revelation 6:9 ESV 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 witness they had borne. Leviticus 4:7 ESV And the priest ...
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What are the demon creatures released from the Abyss in Rev 9?

I thought John may be trying to describe attack helicopters, but the text says they must not eat grass...or kill man? Rev 9:3-6 - And out of the smoke, locusts descended on the earth, and they were ...
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Why is Revelation 19:11-16 interpreted by some to refer to Jesus Christ?

I observe that a lot of people interpret that the rider on the white horse is Jesus Christ. I used to hold to this view, but when I study the rider in more detail, I am not convinced that the rider is ...
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Is Rev. 19:9–10 sufficient to tell us not to worship an angel?

Here, the angel tells John not to worship him, that he is also a servant of God, but worship God. And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of ...
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Who are the "rest of the dead" in Rev. 20:5?

In taking a figurative view of Rev.20, if the " rest of the dead" in v.5 are the "dead in Christ"(Col. 3:3), could this not define the " first" resurrection as the one ...
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What did Jesus mean by "buy from me gold refined by fire" and "salve to anoint your eyes" in Revelation 3:18?

When addressing the lukewarm Church of Laodicea, Christ suggested the following: Revelation 3:14-22 (ESV): 14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful ...
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Given that the Greek text for Revelation 5:3-4 twice gives the word for ‘one’, why does the AV twice say ‘man’?

Rev 5:3-4 (AV, emphasis added) “And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to ...
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Revelation 3:20 where Jesus knocks at the door of the church in Laodicea

What did the Lord mean when He mentioned how He stands at the door and knocks? Was it for the 7 Churches back then? Does the 7 Churches represents the nature of the present Churches today?
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Is it a sin to be afraid?

Revelation 21:8 says this: But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which ...
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Why did Textus Receptus add the word "Χριστοῦ" to [Revelation 12:17]?

Rome's persecution of specific Israelites who have "τὴν μαρτυρίαν τοῦ Ἰησοῦ" was poetically documented in [Revelation 12:17] - "And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to ...
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Why does Revelation say that the beast that was and is not, is an 8th and yet one of the 7?

Revelation 17:11 (NASB ) says: As for the beast that was and is not, it is an eighth ... Then: NASB says: "and is one of the seven" ESV says: "but it belongs to the seven" KJV ...
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Why is there no mention of “the church” in Revelation after the first three chapters?

In studying eschatology, I haven’t found a sufficient solution to the long absence of any mention of Christ’s church after the letters to the churches in the first three chapters. Specifically, during ...
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Do the 7 trumpets in Revelation 8:6 allude to Joshua 6:13?

Joshua 6: 13 The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets went forward, marching before the ark of the LORD and blowing the trumpets. The armed men went ahead of them and the rear guard followed the ...
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Every eye will see him Rev 1:7‬ ‭

What does “every eye will see him” mean? Look, he is coming with the clouds,” and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him"; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.” So ...
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Who are the people who destroy the earth in the last days and what might they be doing? Rev. 11:18

There is a lot of talk these days about how to best take care of the planet but Revelation 11:18 specifically singles out those who destroy it for destruction themselves. Here is the citation in its ...
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