We are living in the final days of this phase of world history. And the Bible calls these days the last days. And the last hour of these last days will be characterized by the coming of a figure that the Bible calls the antichrist. The lawless one, the beast, as the apostle John speaks about him. There is something that is restraining him, holding him back, so that evil cannot fully come to the surface that not the powers of darkness can take over yet. So he cannot yet manifest himself. But one day he will. In Rev. 13:7 you can read that one day he will have full control over all the nations, the tribes, the languages of the world. What kind of an empire will the empire of antichrist be? What is the meaning of the word “antichrist”? (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘revelation’
Lance Lambert.. If it is true that we are living in the last time, the Anti-Christ must soon appear! Have we any indication at all? The whole period from the Persian King Cambyses 530 BC to the Maccabees in 165 BC was predicted and foretold by Daniel. So detailed were his predictions that some could only believe that they were history written up under the guise of prophecy. (more…)
Revelation 1:1A Revelation of Jesus Christ… Revelation, apocalypse, means : unveiling. What was hidden, becomes visible. Jesus Christ is unveiled and made visible for everyone. That is what the last book in the Bible is about. It is over the return of Jesus Christ as Saviour, Judge and King.
By Mrs A. vd Laan-Leito..There are many interpretations of the sign of the woman described in the book of Revelations 12 verse 1 to 17. When I put all these aside for a moment, I wonder. What if this woman is a woman? I mean a woman for real. It doesn’t say anywhere in the book of Revelations that she herself is a symbol of anything or anyone. (more…)
In the prophetic book Revelation, the author John addresses 7 different congregations. The letter to Laodicea is remarkable (Revelation 3:14-21). In the original text, the word Laodicea is written in plural form instead of singular form. And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write… You can still find this in the Dutch Authorized Version. This is not a coincidence. (more…)
The nations wanted to prove that man, and not God, was the deciding factor. The autonomous mind. Humanism. The beginning of Humanism and the mindset of Humanism. This terrible attitude of Humanism strongly displayed their motivation for building the tower of Babel.(part 2) (more…)
Revelation 1:1C ‘…to show His servants…’
God gives to Jesus and Jesus gives to His bond-servants. We are called ‘bond-servants’. Literally ‘slaves’. That presupposes an relationship of absolute authority. He has the right to say it. He calls the shots. We may, nay, we must, obey. When the apostle Paul writes an epistle to the believers in Rome, he right away introduces himself in the beginning as a slave of Jesus Christ and he considers it his task to bring about obedience to the faith among the gentiles (i.e. the non-Jews), Romans 1:1 and 5.