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|1||a list of the prophetic symbols||Rev 17:15||David_24597||72533|
|This is a list of some of the symbols used in the prophecies of Dan. and Rev. that I have compiled. I've spent a long time (hours upon hours, days even years ("here a little and there a little")) going through the Bible to find the meanings of the symbols used in the prophecies. I'm not just talking about reading it once through either LOL. I've read the Bible (KJV) through several times (frontward, backward, upside down, inside out LOL) as well as following the "threads" of particualr subjects to find out these things. I would enjoy other peoples comments about this list:
the sea denotes peoples, nations, multitudes and tongues (the then-known world) Rev. 17:15
the earth a new world or land unknown in Bible times Rev. 13:11 and 10:2
the four winds Blowing winds represent destruction, plagues, wars, etc. Isa. 40:7 and 24; Hosea 8:7; Matt. 7:27. Winds held back are great destructions held in check by divine intervention Rev. 7:1-3
beasts world dominating nations or kingdoms Dan. 7:23
a beast rising out of the wind-blown sea a nation or kingdom rising out of political strife and discord (wars between nations) to dominate the world e.g. Dan. 7:2-3 and Rev. 13:1
a beast rising out of the earth would be a new nation (previously unknown) rising out of a previously unknown land and dominating the world. Rev. 13:11, 14 and 16
a king - symbol of the nation which he rules over - Dan. 2:37-39 and 7:17 and 23
horn nation or kingdom Dan. 7:24 and 8:3,8 and 20-22
wings - speed or swiftness Deut. 28:29; Jer. 4:13
symbolic day a year of real time Num. 14:34; Ezek. 4:6. Also note the seventy weeks of Dan. 9:24 translates literally as seventy weeks of years. Given seven days per week one symbolic week would be seven years of real time seven days per week (seventy weeks is 490 years: 7 x 70). see also Isa. 34:8, 61:2 and 63:4
symbolic month 30 years of real time according to the Hebrew calendar of 30 days per month
symbolic year 360 years of real time according to the Hebrew calendar of 360 days per year
time one symbolic year Dan. 7:25 and 12:7
time, times and the dividing of time or time, times and a half - would be three and a half symbolic years or 1260 symbolic days 1260 years of real time, the half hour in Rev. 8:1 is approx. one week of real time (day for a year - ½ day (12 hours) equals ½ year (6 months) therefore 2 hours equals 1 month (4 weeks), 1 hour equals 2 weeks, ½ hour is therefore approx one week)
the glorious holy mountain in Dan. 11:45 is Jerusalem Dan. 9:16
a Jew spiritual Israel, a true Christian Rom. 2:28; Gal. 3:7, 28 and 29
a pure woman Gods people or church Isa. 62:5; Matt. 25:1; John 3:29; II Cor. 11:2; Rev. 14:4
a wicked woman a false church
a woman riding upon a beast Rev. 17:1-6 is therefore a false church using political powers to enforce its religious laws
the host and stars of heaven - Gods people Dan. 8:10, 24 and 12:3
the Prince of the host Jesus Dan. 8:11 and 25, 10:21 and 12:1
grass all living flesh Isa. 40:6; James 1:10; I Peter 1:24
trees mighty men of the earth Judges 9:7-21; Ps. chapt. 1; Ezek. chapt. 17; Dan. 4:20-22; Matt. 3:10 and 12:33
the sword of the Spirit the Word of God Heb. 4:12; Eph. 6:17; II Thess. 2:8; Rev. 1:16, 2:16 and 19:15
the cup in Gods hand symbol of His wrath Isa. 51:21-23 and 54:8-9; Jer. 13:13, 25:15-38 and 51:6-11; Ezek. 23:31-35; Matt. 20:22-23 and 26:39 and 42; Mark 14:36; Luke 22:42; John 18:11; Rev. 14:10
the dregs thereof would be the last of the cup poured out at the very end (and the most bitter)
gold faith Job 23:10; Dan. 12:10; I Peter 1:7
gold tried in the fire faith made perfect in the furnace of affliction Isa. 48:10
white raiment clothed in righteousness Rev. 19:8
eyesalve (enabling one to see) the anointing of the Holy Spirit and the discerning of good from evil Rev. 3:18
Anyway, Thx for your time.
|2||What does Rev 8:5 mean?||Rev 8:5||David_24597||72382|
|Thx disciplerami, but mainly I was concerned about verse 5 here what does it mean?|
|3||who is this in Rev8:3-5what is he doing?||Rev 8:5||David_24597||72371|
|The only being I know of that the Bible says is in the temple in heaven and that mediates between God and man is Jesus. Wouldn't this "Angel" of Rev. 8:3-5 be a symbol for Jesus? If so then verse 5 actually shows that He stops his work of mediation right before the seven trumpets sound. Does this mean that once the "great tribulation" starts (the seven last trumpets and the seven last plagues) that this is the time when God's Spirit is taken from the earth and God no longer offers a fallen mankind the chance for repentance? Rev. 22:11 and 12 shows this also, right before Jesus comes.
Does anyone else have any ideas about Rev. 8:3-5?
|4||a B.C. date for creation?||OT general||David_24597||72352|
|Would anyone be interested in a continous time-line I found in the Bible from the time that Babylon overthrew Jerusalem in the days of Zedekiah (approx. 586 B.C.) straight back to the creation of Adam? It actually points to a B.C. date for creation. Straight from the Bible.|
|5||same unanswered question Jer 4:23-29||Jer 4:23||David_24597||71687|
|First of all the "great tribulation" only lasts for a year (Isa. 34:8 and 63:4) during which time the 7 last plagues happen. Where do you get 7 years?
I agree that Jesus' second coming is for all to see. There is no "pre-trib" rapture. Rev. 1:7
The "battle of Armageddon" is the sixth plague and takes place BEFORE Jeusus comes (Rev. 16:12-16). The seven last plagues ARE the "great tribulation".
At the end of the great ribulation Jesus comes and takes His people off the earth (Matt. 24:31; Mark 13:27; I Thess. 4:16-18 shows "in the air"). Jesus's feet do NOT touch the earth at this time. This is when the dead in Christ rise (the beginning of the 1,000 years). The wicked are destroyed by the brightness of His coming (II Thess. 2:8) and by His fierce anger and presence (Jer. 4:26). This is symbolized in Rev. 19:11-21 and a call goes out to the birds of the air to come and feast on their dead bodies. Jer. 25:31-33 records what the birds leave behind. There is no millennial reign on the earth. Jer. 4:23-29 clearly shows the earth in a state of destruction with NO HUMAN LEFT ALIVE in it.
Then comes the 1,000 years when Satan is bound on the desolate earth by this "chain" of circumstances. This bottomless pit ("abyssos" the deep) of Rev. 20 is the same as the "deep" of Gen. 1:2 and Jer. 4:23 and is symbolic of the desolate earth returned in part to a state similar to the way it was before creation. The seven last plagues and the second coming of Jesus cause this.
At the end of the 1,000 years Jesus comes again and brings with Him the New Jerusalem filled with all the saved. This is when He stands on the mount of Olives and divides it in two. The New Jerusalem settles in this valley and the wicked are raised from the dead (the second resurrection - Rev. chapter 20 and Joel 3:9-21). The wicked surround the city intent on destroying it but fire comes out of heaven and burns them all up (Rev. 20 and Zech 14:4-13). They are reduced to ashes and the saved walk upon them (Mal. 4:1-3). Just like Sodom and Gomorrha suffered the vengeance of eternal fire and were reduced to ashes as an example (II Peter 2:6 and Jude 7).
I've just scratched the surface here but I can't see any other way to include the prophecy of Jer. 4:23-29 and still maintain any sort of consistency with the Bible prophecies of future events. What do you think Jer. 4:23-29 means? Zech. 14:3-14; Mal. 4:1-3 and Rev. 20 are clearly not the same destruction that falls on the wicked as that in Jer. 4:23-29.
Again, for the fourth time LOL
What does Jer. 4:23-29 mean?
|6||Follow up question - same references||Jer 4:23||David_24597||71676|
|Hello, I read your references and it seems to me that (with the exception of I Cor. 6:2 and Rev. 20:2-3) these texts refer to events AFTER the 1,000 years. Nowhere in I Cor. 6:2 does it mention WHERE the saints are when they judge the world and Rev. 20:2-3 is pretty obvious if there are no living humans left on the world during the 1,000 years.
Again, what does Jer. 4:23-29 mean (especially verses 25, 27 and 29)? What of Isa. chapter 22 (especially verses 3 and 22)? Don't Matt. 24:31 and Mark 13:27 show that Jesus comes and takes His people OFF the earth at the beginning of the 1,000 years (at the first resurrection I Thess. 4:16-18)? Wouldn't this be the time period that the world lies "desolate" and "no man dwells therein"?
|7||What about the "millennial reign"?||Jer 4:23||David_24597||71665|
|Jer. 4:23-29 - Can anyone explain this text to me? It looks like the wicked are destroyed by Jesus when He comes (verse 26) yet verse 27 states that this IS NOT the final destruction of the wicked because God does not make a "full end". Wouldn't a "full end" be the final death of the wicked? The "second" death of Rev. 20? What then is meant by this text in Jer. 4? Or Jer. 25:31-33 for that matter? What about Isa. chapter 24? Isn't verse 22 an indication that the wicked are resurrected again AFTER "many days"? If Jesus' second coming takes place at the beginning of the 1,000 years of Rev. 20 (when His people are resurrected), and I Thess. 4:16-18 not only mentions this resurrection but (as well as Matt. 24:31 and Mark 13:27) shows that God's people are taken off the earth at this time, who is left alive on the earth for the 1,000 years? Clearly the wicked are destroyed twice (the text here in Jer. 4 and that in Rev. 20). Where is the Biblical references that show the 1,000 year reign with Jesus takes place on the earth and not in heaven?|