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From which race were the 144,000 called? Rev. 7:4 NKJV 4And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed: From which race were the 144,000 called? John said, "the tribes of the children of Israel". Which Jews comprise the 144,000? What is their ...


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This statement cannot be understood apart from 4:5 which reads “And there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God The seven spirits which are the seven lamps of fire that burn before to throne are the seven churches to whom this revelation is sent (verse 20), “As for the mystery of the seven stars which you ...


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Who is being described in Rev. 13:11-12 and in what context do we understand the verses?" Revelation 13:11-13 NASB The Beast from the Earth 11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. 12 He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. And he makes the earth and ...


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But if you read further down Jesus speaks of not being hurt by the second death if they remain faithful. That means once having faith then afterward falling and becoming unfaithful. It speaks to losing salvation I believe


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What is one of the ways that we can identify the one being referred to in these passages? Rev. 13:18 NKJV 18Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. What is one of the ways that we can identify the one being referred to in these passages? John said, "calculate ...


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What is "the great tribulation" in Revelation 7:14 ? What is the Great tribulation? Tribulation, according to Bible Hub’s definition and the Word help studies, the Greek lexicon 2347 means persecution, affliction, distress, tribulation. From thlibo 2346; thlíbō (the root of 2347 /thlípsis, reflecting an original "b"/bēta) – properly, rub ...


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While this angel goes unnamed, we can deduce a little bit from the context. The verse mentions that "he called with a loud voice to the four angels." This gives some indication of authority over the other angels. Rev. 12:7 says "Michael and his angels fought against the dragon". Show that Michael the archangel has authority over the other ...


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You people need to read Romans chapter 10 if you don’t think only believing and confessing that Jesus is Lord is enough to get you to heaven.


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Word of God (made flesh). Is a poor translation. Yet another attempt to promote the pagan ideology of the trinity. Logos (G3056) Greek for an idea, word or speech. The Hebrew equivalent is dabar (H1697) also translates to word, matter, promise or thing. Please note a person IS NOT A THING! In 1,439 translations of dabar it is NEVER used to represent a ...


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Why is John distinguishing God's word (logos) from Jesus who IS God's word/logos become flesh? Different contexts require different wordings. E.g, Jesus is referred to as "Lamb" in Revelation 5:6 Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb ...


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Yes, the 1,000 reign of Christ, the millennial reign, will be literal. The Book of Revelation’s Author’s written intended audience, and it’s context: #1 The audience to which the Book of Revelation was written to the Historical Seven Churches in Asia and the Future Churches or Saints. Revelation 1:19 states: Write the things which thou hast seen, and the ...


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Unfortunately, I can only scratch the surface of this subject here. Recall what is said in dozens of passages, including these three: 1 Thessalonians 4: “Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 5:2 “For you yourselves know ...


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On the surface, most would understandably construe Revelation 12:4 as demonstrating that God cast Satan and one-third of the angels from heaven, just as the verse reads. But, let's consider what is really happening here. Those angels (cast out) likely represent the struggle taking place among the principalities and powers of Roman civil government instigated ...


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Why would someone come up with a bunch of passage from the bible trying to negate the fact that the 144000 are virgem man who did not dirt themselves with woman. Jesus giving bread to children has nothing to do with the 144000. The verse is clear 144000 virgem man, trying to make excuse for it just show the extension that indoctrinated people will go to ...


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For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous. [1 John 3:13 KJV] Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from ...


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The opposite of love is selfishness:  So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more ...


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What seems obvious is ὁ ἐρχόμενος already came in those passages. 11:17 is more obvious. 15 Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.” (Rev. 11:15, ESV) “Just are you, O Holy One, ...


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No Chiasm I fail to see the Chiastic pattern. If anything, the first two are closely related; the 3rd and 5th are related but that is all. I certainly do not see a relationship between the 1st and 5th, and between the 2nd and 4th. Further, the very change in the titles lacking "to come" in the last two means that no chiasm can exist. The identity ...


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The word seemion occurs 70 times in the Christian Greek scriptures, according to Bagster’s ‘Englishman’s Greek Concordance of the New Testament’. There it is variously rendered as sign / signs; miracle / miracles (19 times); token (once in 2 Thess. 3:17). The vast majority is ‘sign/s’ = 50 times. But you only ask for the meaning in the Book of the Revelation....


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The International Standard Bible Encylopedia A sect or party of evil influence in early Christianity, especially in the 7 churches of Asia. As you mentioned well in your question, this is a group that appears twice in Revelation (2:6, 14-15) ... ... where it is equated with a group holding "the doctrine of Balaam," who taught Israel "to eat ...


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We must treat cautiously here as the words for "spirit" and "breath" are identical in both Greek and Hebrew. This even persists into modern languages with words like "expired" (= breathed out" meaning "dead". For example, Gen 49:33 - When Jacob had finished giving instructions to his sons, he drew his feet up ...


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No. The spirit can not leave the body ‘miraculously’. It only leaves in, or as as a result of death. Although dying and coming back to life would be miraculous - so in a sense - yes! But your Q asked whether the spirit could leave without causing death, so that’s why the answer is No. The word clearly answers this! - JAMES 2:26 For as the body apart from the ...


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There are 4 figures of importance who are evil that the Book of Revelation introduces: First, the Dragon or Satan, that old serpent (Revelation 12:9 …”9And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world…”) The DRAGON, Satan, is worshipped for giving the beast power Revelation 13:4 ”And they ...


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What Jesus "hates" about the Nicolaitans is their claim that they follow Him, but lived contrary to His teachings. They followed false doctrines - perversions of His truth: while believing they had been "saved" in His name and by His blood and were eternally secure by His grace. Jesus mentions similar people in Matthew 7:21-23 - who don't ...


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What does the “Blood” & “Sea” & the “Great Mountain” mean? John fortold events to come (Rev. 1:1) so what does this verse mean and what do the following stand for? KJV Rev. 8:8 "And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; 9} And the third part ...


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The words translated ‘great mountain’ are preceded with the Greek ‘hōs’ which means ‘as like’ - which clearly reflects that this is a simile. So this [catastrophic] event is almost probably not a literal mountain. As to what it may actually be, your view is going to be shaped by your [or your denominations] theological understanding of Revelation - and these ...


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Welcome to BH Stack Exchange! Edmundson suggested that this passage--and others in Revelation--may have been inspired by a volcanic eruption: Moveover as the Seer in the island of Patmos sat brooding over and recording his visions, before his very eyes there was a spectacle which has left its traces upon his language. The volcano in the neighbouring island ...


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In the book of Revelation, we haver the following occurrences: The noun τάχος (speed, quickness) occurs in just two places - Rev 1:1, 22:6 The cognate adverb ταχύ (quickly) occurs six times in Rev 2:16, 3;11, 11:14, 22:7, 12, 20. The meaning of Rev 1:1, "what must soon come to pass" must be understood in terms of the what the book says about ...


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The best way to understand the book of Revelation is to find the precedents in the OT and elsewhere. The images in Rev 8:8 are: "Mountain ablaze" is an allusion to Heb 12:18, Ex 19:18, 24:17, Deut 4:11, 5:4, 22, 23. All these are connected with the giving of the Law on Sinai. "Cast into the sea" is to discard or thow something away so ...


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It's worth noting that Death and Hell are Sheol and Abaddon, which suggests that Apollyon is defeated after the Dragon (since D&H are cast into the Lake of Fire after the Dragon is, Rev. 20:14). There was a tradition recorded in the Gospel of Nicodemus according to which Hell was dominated by both Satan and an unnamed (IIRC) "prince of Hell," ...


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According to John's Gospel, the "one who was" is The Word (1:1), And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14, ESV) and "ὁ ὢν" is the μονογενὴς Θεὸς in the bosom of the Father (1:18) I am [ἐγώ εἰμι NA28] the way, and the truth, ...


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Let us tread very carefully here as there are minefields to the left and right. However, I congratulate the OP on noticing a very significant connection between these important titles. It is true that John ascribes the unusual title, "ὁ ὢν καὶ ὁ ἦν καὶ ὁ ἐρχόμενος" (or a slight variant) as follows: Rev 1:4 - Grace and peace to you from him who is,...


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The Biblical Unitarian view is that both God and the Lamb are to be worshipped, where the Lamb = Jesus Christ. The natural reading of Revelation 5:14 as far as I can tell is that both are being worshipped, and this is not problematic for a Biblical Unitarian view. Jesus is not God in the book of Revelation. They are distinguished repeatedly in Revelation, ...


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