The ark in Revelation 11 is the same ark that Moses constructed. The ark Moses constructed is not a copy of another ark in Heaven. The ark Moses constructed is a copy of God's throne in Heaven except God's throne has living cherubim on either sides of it. The ark of the covenant was God's throne on earth which was a copy of the actual throne in Heavens ...
Balak put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel to commit fornication.
The woman Jezebel.
The locusts' faces were like faces of men. And they had hair like the hair of women.
A great sign was seen in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon underneath her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; and she was with child, and she cried ...
Apart from Jesus Himself in Rev 1 and numerous angels (and John himself), there are only three people described in the book of Revelation which are both women:
The woman of Rev 12
The woman in Rev 17
Jezebel in Rev 2:20, 24
All the other "characters" are fantastic beasts.
Of course there are two great multitudes - one in Rev 7:9 and another in Rev 15:2. ...
At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
There is no gender in Heaven, because there is no need of gender. We will be like the angels, continually in His presence and praising Him.
As to why NKJV or earlier translations use the term 'men', it's possible that the ...
Well, Lord Jesus, we love You. Thank You You're the Son of God. You're God. The eternal life. You're also a man. The perfect human man Jesus. Our savior. The Lamb of God.
My view differs a little from yours, dear Carl. And so I hope I'll arrive at your question very quickly. I understand that the 7th seal is the Tribulation, the 3 1/2 years (time, times, and ...
What is the “first resurrection”?
Revelation 20:4-6 (NET Bible)
4 Then[a] I saw thrones and seated on them were those who had been given authority to judge.[b] I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of the testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. These had not worshiped the beast or his image and had refused to receive ...
This is one of those questions where we need to tread very carefully and not be too pedantic with Biblical language.
First, the NT is clear that when Christ imparts grace, it is fully:
2 Cor 9:8 - And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed (NASB)
Do we receive the full measure of God’s grace on earth? (1 Peter 1:13)
Question: What is the grace that will be brought in Jesus’s second coming? Is Peter saying that we should fix our hope specifically on that grace in the future, because we do not have the full measure of God’s grace right now in Christ?
Peter pointed out that their hope is not founded ...
Do we receive the full measure of God’s grace on earth?
Yes: "the Lord be with your spirit, grace be with you" 2 Tim 4:22.
"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit" Philemon 1:25.
What is the grace that will be brought in Jesus’s second coming?
[W]e do not have the full measure of God’s grace right now in Christ?
"But grow in the grace and ...
Have the gates of death been shown to you?
Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?
Job 38:17 New International Version (NIV)
The sky above your heads will be bronze and the earth beneath you iron
Deuteronomy 28:23 NET Bible
He brought them out of darkness, the ...
The answer to this depends on which text you use. If we read the oldest MSS and the texts based on them such as: NA4, NA28, UBS5, W&H, Byzantine text, NIV GNT, THGNT, Souter, etc, we get:
ἑξακόσιοι ἑξήκοντα ἕξ
This is pronounced: hexakosioi hexekonta hex (= six hundred sixty six).
A few hundred years after the first century, scribes started using ...
The Lord Jesus is the successor to King David:
Luke 1:31-33 (DRB) Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever. ...
What does “the key of David” imply in Revelation 3:7?
What does the Bible mean by "the Key of David" that opens the door and no man closes and and closes so that no man can open. Is "the Key of David" some form of anointing? What is the key of David.
Revelation 3:7 KJV
"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things
saith he that ...
The thigh is where sworn oaths were made during the time of Abraham. Jacob/Israel also made Joseph place his hand under his thigh to swear an oath, to make sure Jacob's body was not left in Egypt after the exodus. Revelation says Christs name will be written on his thigh. It tells us his name is "the word of God". The WORD of God was the Torah. The laws ...
This is a fascinating question that becomes more interesting when placed in a larger context. The book of Revelation has numerous contrasts or "counterpoints". Here are a few:
Mt Zion (ch 14) vs Armageddon (actually "Harmageddon = Mount of Meggido)
Marriage of Lamb to Bride vs Prostitute and Kings of earth adultery
Seal of God vs Mark of the Beast
Should Revelation 3:14 be understood as an allusion to Proverbs 8:22? I believe the best answer can be discerned from the Gospel:
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. (Luke 24:27) [ESV]
Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still ...
Is the beginning of creation at Revelation 3:14 the same as at Proverbs 8:22?
God's first creation was his "only begotten Son" (John 3:16) the beginning of the creation of God, Revelation 3:14 (NASB) reads:
14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the
faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says
The speaker Proverbs 8:22 said “The Lord created me the beginning of his way for his works, κύριος ἔκτισέν με ἀρχὴν ὁδῶν αὐτοῦ εἰς ἔργα αὐτοῦ.
Here the word beginning is the head noun of a genitive phrase that is a reference to God’s creation. As αρχή the speaker is the first part of creation, the beginning.
This is parallel to Revelation 3:14 where ...
It refers to times in history when a "Christian" tries to save his/her life by giving another Christian up to the persecuting totalitarian regime. Jesus warns about this in Mat 16:25:
For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. (NIV)
Mat 24:9 (NIV) "Then you will be handed over to be ...
Indeed, being “fearful” in this context is tied to faith…..not showing faith outwardly that is. God gives us each a measure of faith and it is up to us to manifest that faith through good works...such as love, patience, gentleness, joy, etc,
Faith is made manifest by our good works towards the hearing of the Lord’s voice as He opens up the ...
The "Mark" in the hand or the forehead (for anyone without hands becomes clearer with each passing year. The world is heading to a "cashless" society. Already some toll roads have made it impossible to pay a "toll" collector. You need a "pass" on your windscreen to pay a toll or a camera takes your license plate and you are sent a bill plus several dollars ...
The word "δειλός" translated as "fearful" in the KJV is Strong's Gr. 1169. The definition is cowardly or fearful. Many of the English translations use "coward" or "cowardly" at Rev. 21:8. But, the ASV, the GNV, the KJV, and the YLT are among those that translate it as "fearful".
It is not just any fear, because we are to fear God to be obedient to His ...
δειλοῖς does not exist independently in the verse, but is clearly tied to ἀπίστοις, or unbelieving, as the grammatical cases of each word indicate. Being fearful or cowardly and being unbelieving here, are a package deal. They go together. They are in this context synonyms of each other connected by the copulative καὶ to show the union between, and the ...
It might be better translated cowardly.
The word appears only three times in the New Testament - here and in two of the Gospels:
And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a
great calm (Matthew 8:26)
καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· τί δειλοί ἐστε, ὀλιγόπιστοι; τότε ἐγερθεὶς ...
In a sense, yes …as both the death and the Hades are together cast into the lake of fire. They are then both called the “second death” as these two conditions are together and is the final Judgment upon the wicked.
“Hades” = “unseen” ….or not knowing.
The wicked shall not understand in the Day of Judgment as Hades is also cast into the lake of ...
Does “second death” in Revelation 20:13-14 implicitly indicate “second Hades”?
Revelation 20:13-14 (NASB)
13 "And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades
gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one
of them according to their deeds. 14 Then death and Hades were thrown
into the lake of fire. This is ...
Fire is symbolic of destruction. At Re 21:4 "death shall be no more." ( ASV) What gets put into the fire is consumed and destroyed.
Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away (KJV)
The same would be ...