Background Information: The book of Revelation was written by Apostle John, who authored the Gospel of John, and John I, II, and III. He was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ and known as the disciple whom Jesus loved. During the time of the Apostles’ ministry, the early Christians were gravely persecuted by the Roman government. As the last surviving Apostle, John strove to abolish paganism and fortify the faith of the seven churches in Asia Minor (modern day Anatolia, Turkey): Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicean. Toward the end of his ministry, Roman Emperor Domitian (81AD – 96AD), successor of Nero, came to power. Domitian was the splitting image of Nero in his extreme, diabolical persecution of the Christians. In 95AD John was summoned to Rome and was found guilty of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Domitian viewed John as a rebel of Roman ordinance, and ordered him to be thrust into boiling water. Miraculously, John walked away unscathed because of the Lord’s protection. When Domitian saw that John had suffered not one burn, he ordered him to be exiled to a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, called the Isle of Patmos. To the Romans, the Isle of Patmos was a place of banishment for criminals; but for Christians this small island represents a banner of faith and hope, inasmuch as it is the place where the Apostle John received and wrote the Apocalypse, called The Revelation of Jesus Christ. Continue reading “Paraphrasing of Revelation”
In the Word Of The Day, God speaks only to His Churches in Revelation 3:6, because by this time, most of the world has rejected the Gospel and turned a deaf ear to His Words. Therefore God prepares His church for what’s to come, by making it clear that they better listen. And those that do listen are granted extra blessings by doing so in Revelation 1:3 KJV. Continue reading “Word Of The Day: God Speaks Only To His Churches”
Here are eight compelling reasons why Christ could return soon:
Here are eight compelling reasons why Christ could Return soon! It could be any moment. One scholar lists 167 converging clues just in the last few years. The following are eight as published in USA Today:
Rapture vs Second Coming
Many Christians are confused about the Rapture vs the Second Coming of Christ thus leading to an outright unbelief in the Rapture or both events altogether.
In this article I will discuss the differences between the two prophetic events which will occur at two different times in prophecy. Besides, why would Christians choose to believe that there will be no pre-tribulation rapture? Do they want to go through the Tribulation? I’m mean really. Let’s take a look: Continue reading “Rapture vs Second Coming: What’s The Difference?”