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Can someone explain the concept of revelations please?

In the bible...Revelations .
I've tried reading it, but I get so confused..can you sum it up for me ?
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Well, basically it says that soon, everyone will have something on their hands or foreheads without which they cannot buy or sell (Revelation 13) that out of a ''christian religion'' will come a universal religion because everyone accepts that religion(chapter 17) that there will be a world ruler. And that after all christians dissapear from Earth, there will be APARENT world peace. Some think for seven years, others think there wont be. But mostly believed is that three years and a half will be world peace, and the next three years and a half will be the worst in the story of Earth. Then Jesus comes and will send everyone who has the mark of the devil (666) on their hand or forehead to the lake of fire beggining by the world ruler and his ''prophet''. Then after 1,000 years the devil will come back for the people left, take some people to his side (those who agree to betray Jesus and be His enemies), then they rise against God again and for that, they are all doomed. And those who didnt betrayed God get to enjoy Paradise forever. You should read Daniel, and Isaiah. Those books are linked to Revelation. Gby.

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666 is not the mark of the beast!! Please understand those are 2 separate verses and 2 separate ideas, or like many looking for those numbers, you will be fooled!! The mark of the beast IS the RFID chip or what ever they'll call it. The number of his name 666, is a major clue to his identity.
The one world order and religion is NOT of Christ!! Please pray for understanding and read it again!
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No, its 1 verse all together. Its verse 18 of chapter 13 of Revelation. And besides, the 666 being the mark of the Beast and the RFID being the mark of the Beast doesnt mean one of the two ideas is wrong, it means they are both the same. What s the first three numbers in the supercomputer in Europe? What s the first three numbers of the RFID? If its not the mark of the Beast, then the sum of the numbers in the RFID is the mark of the Beast. Like that sum I saw if the crown of the Pop. Anyway,

I didnt say that one world order and religion would be of Christ, I said that out of a pagan religion that is considered to be christian will come an universal religion. So dont call me unwise just because I dont think like the world. Gby
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Wow, I see why you have no wisdom or understanding, someone tries to help you and you bite their head off. This is why John said the elect may be fooled. You are actually looking for those numbers on something to be the mark. Don't take the advice! Take the RFID. Not my problem. You don't think like the world. You think like every wrong person who misinterpreted those TWO SEPERATE VERSES AND 2 seperate WARNINGS. Good luck with that.
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You cannot help me because you do not understand what I say. And I said the RFID and the 666 are the same thing. And nothing supports the idea of the mark of the Beast being his number. Infact, if you read forward, you can see that it says in Revelation chapter 14 verse 11 that the mark of the Beast and the name of the Beast, (that is the 666 as we saw in chapter 13) are the same thing. And yes, its the RFID. Hopefully, we got to the common point. Gby.
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Oh Dear Lord please give this person wisdom and understanding in the name of Jesus!
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Revelation 13:16-18 KING JAMES
16 And he causeth all, both small and great , rich and poor , free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand , or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell , save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is WISDOM. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
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The mark (16,17) is about what he will cause to happen.
666 (18) is the number of his name, WHO he is.
The 2 are not the same!
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Oh, did you hear Israel got missiles fired at them? Their iron dome failed..., no reports on casualties yet. We are THAT close!
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We are that close. Anyway, about the prewvious, what does chapter 14 verse 11 says?
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It's talking about Christ coming for us. That's AFTER the other verses talking about God pouring out His wrath! We are in it! The AC is in power! Christ said his name in conjunction with Satan. Look what's going on. It's escalating by the week.
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Actually, After Revelation 13, Revelation still keeps talking about other things.

Revelation 14:11
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

11 and the smoke of their torment will go up forever and ever. There is no rest[a] day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or anyone who receives the MARK OF HIS NAME.

You say the RFID is the mark of the Beast. I also think that. And I m pretty sure that one way or another, it has his name. Everything we ve said is in agreement.
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Someone, referring to himself as John, was having religious visions and believed they were prophecies of the future. They may or may not have been; I won't debate my opinion here. Visions, like dreams when we sleep, are often jumbled and confusing to people who didn't actually see them, and sometimes to the people who DID see them.

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Thank you...LIKE A BUNCH :)
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Goody, please read my response to Lillys answer on Revelation.
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Try reading the introduction provided by the editors of your Bible. The contextual information provided within my New American Bible (the new Catholic translation, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, 1979) is really helpful. To sum up their guidance, the text is highly symbolic and allegorical. "The apocalypse, or Revelation to John, the last book of the Bible, is one of the most difficult to understand because it abounds in unfamiliar and extravagant symbolism, which at best appears unusual to the modern reader." I'll second that opinion!

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Not if you pray for wisdom and understanding. It very clear to me.
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The Revelation is lavish in colorful descriptions of the visions which proclaim for us the last days before Christ's return and the ushering in of the new heaven and new earth. The Revelation begins with letters to the seven churches of Asia Minor, then goes on to reveal the series of devastations poured out upon the earth; the mark of the beast, "666"; the climactic battle of Armageddon; the binding of Satan; the reign of the Lord; the Great White Throne Judgment; and the nature of the eternal city of God. Prophecies concerning Jesus Christ are fulfilled and a concluding call to His Lordship assures us that He will soon return.
Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/Book-of-Revelation.html#ixzz2PiteHiql
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Purpose of Writing: The Revelation of Jesus Christ was given to John by God "to show his servants what must soon take place." This book is filled with mysteries about things to come. It is the final warning that the world will surely end and judgment will be certain. It gives us a tiny glimpse of heaven and all of the glories awaiting those who keep their robes white. Revelation takes us through the great tribulation with all its woes and the final fire that all unbelievers will face for eternity. The book reiterates the fall of Satan and the doom he and his angels are bound for. We are shown the duties of all creatures and angels of heaven and the promises of the saints that will live forever with Jesus in the New Jerusalem. Like John, we find it hard to describe what we read in the book of Revelation.
Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/Book-of-Revelation.html#ixzz2PitsG7nu
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Great response but one thing.
666 is not the mark of the beast!! Please understand those are 2 separate verses and 2 separate ideas, or like many looking for those numbers, you will be fooled!! The mark of the beast IS the RFID chip or what ever they'll call it. The number of his name 666, is a major clue to his identity.
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go to www.jw.org/en/publications look in books catagory and then bring up Book of Revelations.

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Don't feel alone, the book has been controversial through out it's canonical history. Even Martin Luther thought of it as the writings of a mad man. Strawberry is correct, every christian seems to be looking around for the signs of the last days and reading the book and trying to make sense of the symbols. However the 666 has been shown to have been numerology for Nero, so in actuality it appears that most of what was written applied to the time of the 1st/2nd century and not today. As in the case of nearly all biblical prophecy (written before it was suppose to happen, most biblical prophecy was written post event) it has not come true in any way.

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It is now! People don't understand it which is why it's been controversial. I find it quite clear and extremely relevant to happenings now.
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And 666 surrounds the AC and the others past.
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The AC?
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Try reading Revelations with Daniel; after asking for guidance from the Holy Ghost.

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Exactly!! You do know the mark is the RFID or what ever they'll call it right? That it's 2 different verses. 666 is a clue to the ACs identity.
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I have read and reread and listened to and studied over and over!
(dont go to that JW website:missleading)
This is as simple as i can explain it:At the begining of Revelation it says that those who read this book recieve a blessing-so read it again( i hope the explantion helps)The name of that book is Revelation. Not revelationS!
It is the revelation of Jesus
Christ.
It is the next chaper in history yet to be fullfilled!
It speaks of the vision that Jesus revealed to John on the isle of Patmas.
The first few chapters explaines The existing church age. ( Which we live in now)
After that, you will notice that THE CHURCH is not mentioned until much later - towards the end of Revelation. That is because the Believers(called the CHURCH, Bride of Christ, SAINTS has been RAPTURED). Those folks are in heaven.
Now, on earth, there is taking place the event of 7 total years!
3 1/2 years are going to be not too good. Lawlessness, earthquakes, weather , famine, etc. it will seem that Governments cant solve the issues. Then the antichrist comes on the scene. He will be "the answer " everyone is looking for..... But he will turn into a lier..... And (like Hitler) will want all to worship him( mark of the beast 666)!
Later in Revelation, after the 7year tribulation, Jesus comes with His Saints, throws Satan into the BOTTOMLESS pit for 1000 years . (This will be the millinium. )Peace on earth where Jesus will reign!
Now, during this 1000 yr reign, new babies will be born and will stay alive
UNTIL Satan is released ( for a short time) to decieve many and satan and his army will go to battle against Jesus and His two- edged sword of the Word/ one sweep and WE WIN.
Those who have trusted Jesus will live forever. Those who do not.... Will be thrown into everlasting Hell with Satan and his demons!
There is a definate line: either you are for God or against Him!!!!!!
Ive made my decision NOW, so i wont have to go thru the Tribulation , and the great tribulation .
Then a new Heaven and a new earth(no longer under the curse) .
There are rewards for the Christians work done on earth and all works that are not for Him will be burned up
( thats the judgement seat-Beama seat- like the seat of the ark of the covenant in the Tabernacle)
The Great White throne Judgement is for the unbeliever!(eternal damnation-not good).

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Hi Lilypad5 you said dont go to jw.org site....Why do you say misleading?
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To Lilypad5 :These people Jehovahs witnesses that you seem to put down, for me have been the only ones who could give me a very good explanation. I have been to many churches throughout my life and all they have done is exactly what you have done with your explanation, not use scriptures to support your explanation. The JW's always use the bible to do the explaining of that book of revelations. As this book can only be explained by supporting scriptures and not personal or private interpretation. I certainly respect your point of view and your interpretation of that book, however it is and comes across as your interpretation with no supporting scriptures and once again makes it hard to beleive since it's only your viewpoint. Please no disrespect intended but a rational discussion.
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Lilly, you are wrong in many areas.
The mark is the RFID. It's got nothing to do with 666!!! 2 separate verses and meaning! 666 is a clue to his identity. Read it! And that number surrounds him. We ARE in those days!
I'll try to explain some of it. Some I can't go into on here.
Daniel talks about 70 weeks of years since the daily sacrifice was taken away. After WWII the UN gave Israel back to the Jews but they were not allowed to sacrifice at the temple any more. Daniels timeline: The UN gave Israel back in '48. Then 70 years after God goes into His millennium rest. That brings us to 2018. One year prior Christ comes back and binds Satan and his. That's '17.
God showed me another way of knowing thru the Holy Spirit. In Rev 12:1 it talks about a galactic alignment.
Rev 12:1
1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
In astronomy the milky way is called the women. Rev is full of astrological signs. So the milky way is clothed with the sun, moon under her feet and earth above (12 stars means the 12 tribes, which is earth) it's talking about the galactic alignment that occurred in Dec 21, 2012. Almost every known prophet referred to this day and people interpreted it wrongly as the end. Its a sign of coming upheaval. Then approximately 3.5 years later Christ comes.
So that's 2 very specific ways we are told that when Christ comes. And without going into detail on here, everything else is going according to schedule. People need to seriously wake up and look around! There is no rapture!!! Please read Matt 24:29, Psalms 91(specifically verse 11)and Rev 12:14-16. People need to be aware. We are in the tribulation. And if you don't think so, if you lived in the tornado areas, hurricane areas, Syria, egypt, africa, japan, the drought stricken mid US, the earthquakes, so many they dont even talk about it, kids killing kids, parents killing kids, I mean come on!
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There's tons of astrological signs in Revelation and Ezekiel as well as other books. A star announced the birth of Jesus. People have turned it into a sinful thing but God DID write in the heavens!
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But they dont use the correct Bible. Their belief is not in the New Testament Jesus. Ask them WHO
They worship! They will day Jehovah. Why do they Not Worship Jesus, because Jesus and God are one. Jesus said He was!
You just cant believe part of the Bible like a buffet. You totally believe or not!
And they only want you to read Their version! And not to seek! When i read their "literature", it reads believable!
Their wording is so clever. Unless you know the True scripture, you can not dessern the counterfeit!
Thats why i say what i say: you are heading down the wrong path!
I have been there, scripture says, if you believe in God, believe also in Me!
(You can not believe in God and all that He says and then Not believe in All that Jesus says! I am trying to help you here!
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My last post was to cj....!
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To notbob:
I dont think God has revealed himself twice in the same way! So it may not be in the stars! Although lots of heavenly happening will occur in the last days........ After the rapture!
I wont be here, im part of Christ's body, called the Church!
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Can't argue with that logic....
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Revelations as in 'to reveal' or revealed'. The entire thing is a vision that 'reveals' the end of times and some of what will occure then, given to John by God while John was s prisoner on Patmos

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Revelation is the last book in the Bible. It includes many ideas that we can find in other books in the Bible. It tells us about all the future events from John’s time, until now, and until the end of this world. Revelation tells us that all Christians will have troubles during their lives on earth. So they will need to be patient and strong. We think that John wrote this book down about AD 95. That was more than 60 years after Jesus Christ lived on this earth.

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It is a letter that Jesus told John to write to Christians. At that time, things were very difficult for Christians. The king of Rome ruled many countries and he was causing a lot of trouble for Christians. His soldiers were killing many of them. John was in a prison because he was a Christian. Rome is the capital of the country that we call Italy now.
John wrote Revelation to 7 churches. These churches were in a place that people called ‘Asia’ at that time. This place is the south and west part of the country that we call Turkey now. In Chapters 2 and 3, there are separate messages from Jesus to each of these different churches. These messages tell us what is most important for Christians. We must continue to love and obey Jesus Christ. We must believe him, even when there is trouble.
One day God will destroy this earth and this sky. And he will make a new earth and a new sky. He will not let any bad people live there. But before that time, bad trouble will come to the whole world. Christians should be ready for things to be very difficult. Other people may do bad things to them. They will need to be strong. In many countries today, it is not easy to be a Christian.
But Jesus is the *Lord and he will return to this earth. He will beat all his enemies in the end. He will make everything right that is wrong. And all those who love him will live with him always. Then nothing will ever hurt them or make them sad again. Revelation tells us to remember all this. It teaches us to wait patiently.
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aww yes revelations ..sum up it means its going to get pretty bad horrible things are going to happen...but ill still be here, so you'll be ok phlorence

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