Revelation

Revelation Epilogue – and invitation and a warning to all (Revelation 22:12 – 22:21).

In the conclusion to John’s vision, Jesus says: “I am coming soon! My reward is with me and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Blessed are those…
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Modern Day Lessons

What does the Bible tell us about the event called The Rapture?

The event called The Rapture is familiar to most Christians. It has been portrayed in many movies and most churches today teach the concept. The Rapture is an event in which all Christians will be removed from the earth and transported to heaven. It is typically believed to occur years…
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Revelation

The fall of Babylon the Great – in the final battle, Satan is defeated and thrown into the lake of fire (Revelation 19:1 – 19:10)

After witnessing the fall of the wicked city (the “great prostitute” who spilled the blood of God’s people), John heard a sound like the roar of many people in heaven shouting, “Hallelujah! Salvation, glory, and power to our God for true and fair are his judgements. He has condemned the…
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Revelation

The final apocalyptic plagues – the Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath are poured on the world (Revelation 15:1 – 16:21)

John saw in heaven another great and marvelous sing: seven angels with the seven last plagues. With these last plagues, God’s judgment is completed. John saw what looked like a sea of glass glowing with fire. Standing beside the sea were those who had been victorious over the beast and…
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Ancient Texts

The Apocalypse of Thomas (ancient apocryphal texts)

Introduction The Apocalypse of Thomas is a work from the New Testament apocrypha, apparently composed originally in Greek. It is the inspiration for the popular medieval millennial list Fifteen Signs before Doomsday. The text was written in Greek between the second and the fourth century. There are two recensions of the text, the second one of which…
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Revelation

The opening of six of the seven seals and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Revelation 6:1-6:17)

After the “Lamb” (Jesus) opened the book bound with seven seals, John, standing among “four animals”, the 24 elders, and thousands of angels, saw the following. When the first seal was opened, John heard thunder. A lion-like animal shouted, “Come!” John saw a white horse and a rider with a bow…
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Modern Day Lessons

Who is the Antichrist? List of the top characteristics and clues to identify The Beast referenced in the Bible

The Antichrist (also known as The Beast) is described in Revelation, 2 Thessalonians, Daniel, and other Old and New Testament books. Direct allusions to The Beast tell us there is to be an individual known variously as the Antichrist (note the capital “A” as compared to the more generic anti-christ…
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Revelation

Detailed outline of the Book of Revelation – end-times events, symbols, and entities witnessed by John

  Here is a detailed overview, in outline form, of the events that are witnessed by John and recorded in the book of Revelation. A GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE CONFLICT (1:9-11:19) PROLOGUE, GREETINGS, and PURPOSE (1:1-8) VISION OF CHRIST AMONG THE LAMPSTANDS (1:9-20) John hears loud voice like a trumpet,…
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