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 [...]

Who is the beast in Revelation 13: 3-8?

The people respected the BEAST saying: “Who is able to make war with him?” – who would be able to withstand the withering curse of Papacy, the spiritual empire? “And there was given him a mouth (Lion-like – strong – terrible utterance) speaking great and blasphemous things, and authority was given him to act forty-two [...]

Please explain the symbolic meanings in Revelation 13:1-2.

Dragon – civil power, Pagan Rome; Heavens – the higher or ruling powers; Earth – the people under, or obedient to the ruling powers (under the heavens); Sea – the general masses of mankind, not under religious restraint. Revelation 13:1,2. The Dragon, symbolizing the Roman Empire, is the fourth beast of Daniel 7:7, “fourth beast [...]

What is the meaning of the abomination of desolation in Mathew 24:15 and Daniel 9:26-27?

Daniel 9 and Matthew 24 are referring to two different things. The scriptures our Lord quoted from Daniel are 8:13; 11:31 and 12:11, which we will explain later. Daniel 9 Interpretation As with any scripture, the context must be considered, and every piece must fit - similar to putting together a puzzle. Daniel 9:23-27 is [...]

Explain the two anointed ones in Zechariah 4:14.

Zechariah 4:2-6, 11-14 (NIV), “‘What do you see?’ I answered, ‘I see a solid gold lampstand with a bowl at the top and seven lamps on it, with seven channels to the lamps.  Also there are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left.’ I [...]

I don't understand the parable of the fig tree? Please explain.

Luke 21:29-32, “Then He spoke to them a parable: ‘Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to [...]

Please explain Mathew 10:23, “When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.”

These instructions were given primarily to the twelve Apostles. Doubtless, they understood them to mean that their mission was not to stay long in a place. As persecution arose, and the people were unwilling to hear their message, they were to go to other cities and villages. The time for their special testimony of the Kingdom [...]