What is the Image of the Beast in Revelation 13:14?

We are students of prophecy, not prophets. The following presents one interpretation of these scriptures. We are not dogmatic as there are other reasonable views. A different interpretation may be posted in the future. “Saying to them that dwell on the earth (independent companies of Christians) that they should make an Image to the Beast [...]

What are the origins of prophecy in Israel?

The origin of all true prophecy comes from Jehovah God. He is the only being who knows the future. Isaiah 42:8-9 (NIV), “I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols. See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; [...]

Who built the walls around Jerusalem and other walls in the Bible? Should nations build walls today?

Summary: God is not directing the defenses of nations today. Usually, the kings of the cities would conscript people to erect fortifications and walls. 1Kings 9:15 (NIV), “Here is the account of the forced labor King Solomon conscripted to build the LORD's temple, his own palace, the terraces, the wall of Jerusalem…” The Lord supported [...]

Does the Bible teach us to convert the world into Christianity?

Our Lord commanded no one to go out and "convert" the world.  We are told to evangelize, that is, to preach the gospel into all the world. (Matthew 16:15)  However, this preaching of the gospel does not mean conversion.  Presently, Satan is blinding mankind. 2 Corinthians 4:4, “the god of this world hath blinded the [...]

Can you explain, “The afflicted and needy are seeking water,” Isaiah 41:17-20?

Isaiah 41:17-20, “The afflicted and needy are seeking water, but there is none, And their tongue is parched with thirst; I, the LORD, will answer them Myself, As the God of Israel I will not forsake them. I will open rivers on the bare heights and springs in the midst of the valleys; I will [...]

What does 2 Thessalonians 1:8 mean? Will Jesus take vengence and burn up mankind?

First, notice that the Scripture does not say that any person is being burned by the “flaming fire.” It declares how the Lord's presence would be revealed.​ The fire is a symbol. Look at Zephaniah 3:8, 9 (NASB), “Therefore wait for Me,” says the LORD, “Until the day I rise up for plunder; My determination [...]

Does the Bible prophesy a big war (like a World War 3)? Does it mention millions dying before Jesus Christ’s return?

There are and will be insurmountable problems, including war, but Christ will use the trouble to demolish the old, sin-sick governments and institutions. Christ will cut short the wars to establish His righteous reign on earth. Matthew 24:21, 22 (RSV), “there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the [...]

Which Bible verse talks about the last day?

Part 1: the Bible foretells great evilness in the last days. 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (NIV), "But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of [...]