Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: (2Th 1:6-8)
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. (1Th 5:4-6)
Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: (Php 1:4-6)
Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. (Gen 3:21)
Adam and Eve stood before their High Priest having just received their death sentence, thou shalt surely die, accompanied with the several curses that would be upon them and their offspring after being forced from the Garden of Eden. But this High Priest did not leave them without hope, their redemption and that available to all mankind would come through the Seed of the Woman. Continue reading The Sacrifice Begins →
Interpreting the Seven Kings of Revelaton 17 by the criteria in the divinely given interpretation.
(v. 10) And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. (11) And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
First of all verse ten, the Angel time dates the 6th king (or power) as contemporary with John, that is the present Roman Empire. Verse 11 identifies these kings (from the Greek βασιλεύς) as beasts. Therefore we must look in the scripture for our enumerated beast powers.
So as some believe Pagan Rome to be the 6th, and Papal Rome to be the 7th, this cannot be for several reasons:
1. Papal Rome is not a separate beast; and,
2. Papal Rome does not merely continue a short space, but in reality far exceeds the space of Pagan Rome.
Therefore the 6th king/beast is both, Rome Pagan and Papal. The 7th had not yet come. There is only one additional beast that shows up in the Revelation: and that is the Second or Earth Beast of chapter 13. Continue reading Interpreting the Seven Kings of Revelaton 17 →
Interpreting the Earth Beast of Rev. 13 by the criteria in divinely given interpretations of the four preceding Beasts as revealed in Daniel and the Apocalypse.
(Dan 7:3-6) And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. The first was like a lion… the …second like to a bear… and the third …like a leopard…
Compare this with: (Rev 13:1) And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
We notice that all of these beasts come up from the same place, the sea. We also notice that all of these beast powers were original in themselves and only incorporated the others when they conquered them consecutively. The Fourth Beast devours the three beasts that were before it and therefore inherits the attributes of the three before it: leopard… bear… and lion. (v.2)
1. Each of these sea beasts, as they were introduced was an original power in the earth. Continue reading Interpreting the Earth Beast of Revelation 13 →
H. Grattan Guinness