WHY DO PEOPLE INSIST ON BELIEVING THAT REVELATIONS IS A PROPHETIC LOOK INTO THE FUTURE, WHEN IT HAS BEEN PROVEN TIME AND AGAIN THAT JOHN WROTE IT IN "APOCALYPTIC" STYLE, THE SAME WAY GEORGE ORWELL WROTE ANIMAL FARM AGAINST THE RUSSIANS. IT'S A WRITING STYLE THAT REVEALS THE THINGS YOU WANT TO SAY, WITHOUT COMING RIGHT OUT AND SAYING THEM. WE KNOW THAT JOHN WAS WRITING ABOUT THE ROMANS, SO WHY DO CHRISTIANS INSIST THAT IT'S ABOUT SO CALLED "END TIMES"? JOHN WAS BEING HELD CAPTIVE ON AN ISLAND; OF COURSE HE COULDN'T COME RIGHT OUT AND SAY HOW HE FELT ABOUT THE ROMAN EMPIRE. SO HOW DO WE GET FROM RANTING AGAINST THE ROMANS TO THIS IDEA THAT REVELATIONS IS A SECRET LOOK INTO THE "END TIMES" I DON'T WANT TO HEAR ANSWERS ABOUT FAITH AND THINGS LIKE THAT. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT CHRISTIANS HAVE TO SAY TO THIS SPECIFIC QUESTION. WHY DO YOU INSIST ON TREATING REVELATIONS FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN WHAT IT IS?
It means after the rapture of the true follower of Jesus is raptured the world would experience great pain in the 7 year tribulations. It shall commence once Israel makes the foolish decision in signing a 7 year contract of peace. The antichrist the Beast of the Sea with seven heads 10 diadems or horns with a face of a Lion, body, a leopard, and paws of a bear. 7 heads signify that God shall give power to Satan and in turn give it to the antichrist to rule for seven years, 10 horns are the 10 Gov. Confederacy the antichrist shall rule. The lion is Babylon, leopard is Greece, the bear is Meds-Persian, and this revived Roman Empire is the fourth beast a terrible beast that the prophet Daniel saw in his dreams. The judgments are the 7 seal of the scroll that only Jesus the Lamb the lion of Judah can open when doing so the judgment start which are horrible to the wicked inhabitant who were left behind. They shall no these catastrophes are from God the almighty but shall say:
15Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. 16They called to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?"
They wont repent but want to hide from God and continue their evil agenda.
If that judgment is not worse the 7 trumpets of Judgment ensue and are worse than the seven seals of the scroll but of course the wicked will not repent even though Gog is given them chance upon chances to come to him voluntarily.
Is God mean for doing this? By all means no he shall make sure everyone has the opportunities to come to him by dispatching the 144,000 Jewish evangelicals to preach the word of God and as well as the 2 witnesses who are suppose to be Moses and Elijah. In fact in Malachi 4:5 it says Elijah shall come back:
The Day of the LORD
5 "See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. 6 He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse."
These 2 witnesses will be indomitable for 1,260 days and no one, not even the antichrist can kill them if anyone tries to harm them fire shall proceed from their mouth and incinerate the assaulters this is how they must die. After 1,260 days or 3 and a half years God shall allow the antichrist to slay the 2 witnesses and the whole wicked world shall be glad and even give gifts to each other. However after 3 and half days they are resurrected and the whole world is astonished and they are ascended into heaven via a cloud. Their enemies can only look on and then a tenth of Israel is destroyed via a massive earthquake and 7,000 people are killed the rest that survived give glory to God and tremble probably because God spared their lives even though they did not deserve it.
During this time those who are raptured will be given their crowns by Jesus for their hard Christian effort of course they endure the accusations of Satan himself in his vain attempt to find fault in the Christians. But since they believe in Jesus their sins are ALL FORGIVEN! God then kicks Satan out of the atmospheric heaven never to return there again read the book of Job. (Even Satan can dwell in the atmospheric heaven. He was just kicked out of the heavenly thrown of God long ago.)
During this time as well the Jews will hear the message of the 144,000 Jewish evangelicals and seek refuge in Petra/Bozrah to be protected by God.
During this time as well since the state of Israel is at rest a false sense of peace via the antichrist the PROPHECY AGAINST GOG (Ezekiel Chapter 38 and Chapter 39) shall be fulfilled. Russia, Lydia, Ethiopia, Iran, and Turkey and other gross anti-semetic nations shall exploit Israel’s carefree state of mind. These rogue nations shall do this as a ploy to rebel against the anti Christ, strike rich and control the Middle East oil. Saudis, USA, and England shall make a lame protest to this egregious ambush invasion. When this happens GOD’S FIRERY ANGER AND SEETHING BOILING WRATH IS INCURRED! He then obliterates Russia and her allies by burning sulfur brimstone, hail, pestilence, earthquake and the largest death by friendly fire.
When Satan is expelled from the atmospheric heaven he is enraged and indwells the antichrist and shows his true nature that is the most brutal dictator world ruler the world has never seen before. He shall demand worship and to enforce this new ungodly decree the beast out of the Earth or THE FALSE PROPHET shall see to it every one receives the mark of the beast otherwise you cannot buy or sell this proves hard on a newly convert of Jesus. Those who refuse to accept the mark of the beast of and to worship the antichrist as higher than God were put to death. He then goes on a witch hunt to slaughter the Jews and those who obey the commandments of God. To the antichrist good is evil and evil is good.
God then will do something he has never done before in history. He dispatches 3 powerful angels disguised as humans to warn the inhabitant not to accept the mark of the beast otherwise they shall partake the winepress of the wrath of God. Accepting the mark of the beast is irreversible and unforgivable sin towards God that is why the Angels stressfully warns the people not to receive the mark because of it is the unforgivable sin.
When the antichrist sit on the newly built temple of Jerusalem and proclaims himself as higher than God , GOD’S FIRERY ANGER AND SEETHING BOILING WRATH IS INCURRED! He then executes the 7 bowls are his wrath which are far beyond worse than the 7 seal of the scroll and 7 trumpets of judgment. They had their chance to repent but refused so as being a just and righteous God as he is he must punish wickedness. The world is so degenerate reprobates as they are they love to murder Jews and the saints and prophets they the martyrs are finally avenged:
The Seven Bowls of God's Wrath
4The third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. 5Then I heard the angel in charge of the waters say:
"You are just in these judgments,
you who are and who were, the Holy One,
because you have so judged;
6for they have shed the blood of your saints and prophets,
and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve."
7And I heard the altar respond:
"Yes, Lord God Almighty,
true and just are your judgments."
God in response to the blood thirsty wicked inhabitants of the earth is you like Blood to shed the blood of the righteous good then drink it you murdering reprobates!
Then the antichrist shall move all commerce and everything to the Neo Babylon as a ploy to separate themselves from God. There shall be judgment to the Neo Babylon and it shall desolate and never inhabited again. Trying to solve the Jewish problem his military forces take over Israel he then goes to Petra/Bozrah where the remaining Jews are hiding to obliterate them the Jews then figure out this is all happening because of their transgression they did unto God. They then recognize their national sin THE REJECTION OF GOD’S SON JESUS AND PRAY FOR 2 DAYS. Then God hearing their prayers sends his son down JESUS! HIS feet land on the Mount of Olives and behind him is the rapture churches dressed in fine linen he come on a white horse drenched in blood. He then goes heads on against the antichrist military forces. This battle of Armageddon that is in the Megiddo valley is anticlimactic. All Jesus does is he says some word of God and for 2,000 miles up to the horses bridle the whole Megiddo valley is filled with blood then an angel in the sun shall summon all the creature of the earth to glut themselves with their flesh of the antichrist military forces and drunken themselves with their blood. The antichrist and false prophet are then thrown into the lake of fire hell that is.
The End Times
11 "From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.
What this means is the last half of the seven years 1,260 after Jesus defeats the antichrist it will take 45 days to purify and repair the Earth and defiled Temple of Jerusalem and 75 days to Judge those who are still alive and part the Goats (evil) and sheep (saved by Jesus salvations) and they shall be judged by if they accepted his grace and salvation as well as the Gentiles (non Jews) treatment to his brethren the Jews. Those who are goats are the wicked Jews and Gentiles that refused the free gift of salvations are thrown into hell. Those who are saved by Jesus’ free gift of salvation are allowed to enter the 1,000 years of Jesus Governed by only Jesus. Those who were martyred for their testimony of Jesus via the antichrist are resurrected and given new bodies in the 1,000 years, the raptured church is also allowed to partake this great momentous event. All nature shall be transformed as seen in Isaiah 65:
New Heavens and a New Earth
17 "Behold, I will create
new heavens and a new earth.
The former things will not be remembered,
nor will they come to mind.
18 But be glad and rejoice forever
in what I will create,
for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight
and its people a joy.
19 I will rejoice over Jerusalem
and take delight in my people;
the sound of weeping and of crying
will be heard in it no more.
20 "Never again will there be in it
an infant who lives but a few days,
or an old man who does not live out his years;
he who dies at a hundred
will be thought a mere youth;
he who fails to reach [a] a hundred
will be considered accursed.
21 They will build houses and dwell in them;
they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22 No longer will they build houses and others live in them,
or plant and others eat.
For as the days of a tree,
so will be the days of my people;
my chosen ones will long enjoy
the works of their hands.
23 They will not toil in vain
or bear children doomed to misfortune;
for they will be a people blessed by the LORD,
they and their descendants with them.
24 Before they call I will answer;
while they are still speaking I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb will feed together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox,
but dust will be the serpent's food.
They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,"
says the LORD.
As seen here the animals shall be tamed yes even the lion the animosity curse between man and animal is ceased as well as the Adamic curse is partially lifted and the best of all Satan is out of the picture until the end of the of the 1,000 years.
The Thousand Years
1And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. 2He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. 3He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.
People actually will live till 1,000 years since disease shall be no more. People who do not live until 100 years old are accursed meaning they have 100 years the new baby boomer generation within the 1,000 years to voluntarily accept Jesus as their savior. At the end of the 1,000 years the new baby boomer generation shall be tempted by Satan who is then released to rebel against Jesus in Jerusalem. God releases Satan to give everyone a chance to choose between God or Satan you freewill. Fire from the Sky devours them.
Then God Judges those not saved at the GREAT WHITE THRONE. All mental secrets are revealed to the unsaved to everyone standing at the GREAT WHITE THRONE and all are judged by the Mosaic Law the Law of God given to Moses :
14 For God will bring every deed into judgment,
including every hidden thing,
whether it is good or evil.
And “good deeds” to the unsaved are filthy in the sight of the sovereign Lord God:
All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.
So it brings this verse all the truer:
8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast.
That grace is through Jesus!
Those who are not written in the book of Life are thrown into the lake of fire tormented forever and ever!
There shall be a new Heaven and Earth and no sin will ever occur nor shall pain or sorrow and we meet God and his begotten son , Jesus face to face in bliss and worship for eternity!
Come on, have you ever read the Quran? That's not very peaceful. The Islamic terrorists are following it perfectly. Even the non-extremist ones are much more strict and oppresive than any fundamentalist Christians. I'm a democrat, but some extreme liberals are really fooling themselves if they think Islam isn't violent.
Old men, young men, and handmaidens, it is written, will all be experiencing to varying degrees these important aspects of spirituality. The Gnostics and primitive Christianity as a whole did not have the availability of a New Testament and payed close attention to dreams and visions as well as draw on archaic manuscripts
( Chaldean Oracles, Baghavad Gita, Vedic Scriptures, etc.). John the revelator was told to seal up what the seven thunders uttered to him as their message was not ready at that time to be revealed. Those things are definitely not in the Bible, so could it be they will come through the aforementioned catalysts?
The response so far have been quite informative, especially those from Doria and LST and their tone is admirably sober. That of Maliha shows a mild sense of irritation at the Kaaba being branded as a Hindu temple. I intended no offence to their religious faith. I wished they had read the article in the site I have cited. It throws up some facts, which are worth consideration. Even assuming that Kaaba was a place of worship of the "pagans", it does not diminish the importance of Islam which came to supplant the pre-existing religion. If people could realise that all the religions of the world have some common link connecting them-historical and theological- I will be happy, for that would have a sobering effect on mankind, now suffering from the evil of bigotry and the tendency to destroy the Hindu temples or other places of worship, as some one here who has answered, would like to.
I believe I am a prophet.
To be precise, God has identified me as capable of sending messages to mankind, either to warn of future events or to be helpful in general. I am not God. I am not a saint. I sin sometimes. But this is my job. Sometimes doctors call this delusion because I do sometimes get manic during bipolar episodes and I am on meds. BUT that does not, per se, mean I also do not sometimes get guidance and speak to God. I also know that God would never tell me to harm others; I know that "whatever" I am communicating with is fully good moral, and powerful,and I can trust this process.
I did not choose to be a prophet. But I have to. I did not have a choice, it was ordered, as I view it. I take orders from God. Would not you?
I just started reading "The Prophets" by Abraham Heschel. Do you know of other works on the subject, in print or on the Web?
What is your view? Sometimes the responsibility is overwhelming.
Serious answers only, no kids please.
15 Then the Angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time out of heaven, 16 and said:"By Myself I have sworn, says the LORD, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son — 17 blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies.
Angel of the Lord in the New Testament
7 Now behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, "Arise quickly!" And his chains fell off his hands. 8 Then the angel said to him, "Gird yourself and tie on your sandals"; and so he did. And he said to him, "Put on your garment and follow me."
I only ask this question because the whole essence of 'Religion', or 're-aligning' oneself is to line up with The Creator of the Universe and all that it contains.
So, what did the Prophets of old say of the Creator? Who would be the main Prophet mentioned of old that we mention? Would it not be Moses? And what was Moses told about the Creator? Deut 13:1-18 "If a Prophet (meaning false), or dreamer of dreams comes amongst you and announces a prophecy, or wonder and performs a miraculous sign; and the people begin to follow and are told, "THIS is the 'God' that has allowed me to do these things... " "A 'God' the ye, O' Moses, nor your forefathers have heard of, then this is a test from ME to you to see whether it is ME you want, or that false prophet..." Who did Moses know 'God' as? And who did his forefathers, Noah, Abraham, Lot know 'God' as?
Did they know 'God' as Father, Son and Holy Spirit? They were taught that God is spirit and that HE is indivisible, or Ehkid which is the first commandment not three in one as is misunderstood by most Christians and students who wrote the New Testament. Deuteronomy 13 explains all of visions and dreams contained in the new testament including the book of Revelations. Why? Because 'God' is replaced by 'Christ' being Alpha and Omega where as in the Old Testament 'God' is Alpha and Omega; and NO, Christ is NOT God the Father. In NO way is Christ a false Prophet for he is Messiah, however those who have dreams and visions are who are spoken about such as Paul and John, the writer of Revelations. If you look at what God is saying to Moses then you will see.
What did the Prophets of Old say?
please can some one tell me if it's permissible in Islam to celebrate birthdays. if so, why? and if not, why not? answers with references from learned shuyookhs requested only. kindly do not post your personal opinions. i only want an ISLAMIC answer with ISLAMIC references. Peace.
son, father was added by writers. our 1Creator doesnt look like us, doesnt have children. all are His creation, His servants. willingly or unwillingly. ex angels, heavens, earth, man, beast etc.
Jesus alayhi salaam stated stated: 'I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgement is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me'
Jesus alayhi salaam Has No Knowledge of the Hereafter
'But that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, NEITHER THE SON, but the Father'
"Most assuredly, I say to you, the son can do nothing of himself …" John 5:19
'Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.' "
You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve' Matthew 4: 10
the Qur'an states:
And when Allah saith: O Jesus, son of Mary! Didst thou say unto mankind: Take me and my mother for two gods beside Allah? he saith: Be glorified! It was not mine to utter that to which I had no right. If I had ever said it, then Thou wouldst have known it. Thou knowest what is in my mind, and I know not what is in Thy Mind. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Knower of Things Hidden? (116)
I spake unto them only that which Thou commandedst me, (saying): Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord. I was a witness of them while I dwelt among them, and when Thou tookest me Thou wast the Watcher over them. Thou art Witness over all things. (117)
If Thou punish them, lo! they are Thy slaves, and if Thou forgive them (lo! they are Thy slaves). Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Mighty, the Wise. (118) Allah saith: This is a day in which their truthfulness profiteth the truthful, for theirs are Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they are secure for ever, Allah taking pleasure in them and they in Him. That is the great triumph. (119)
Unto Allah belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is therein, and He is Able to do all things. (120)
Example: How did Prophet''s(PBUH) sons die?
I know they died while very young but how?