Please explain Revelation 2:17 (NKJV), “…To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.” (Nigeria)

The manna recalls the story of Israel in the wilderness.  “Hidden” would refer to the golden bowl full of manna laid away in the Ark of the Covenant. This manna was a memorial to the faithfulness of Jehovah, who led and “nourished” His people in [...]

Who are the 24 elders in Revelation 4:4? (United States)

Revelation is a book of symbols. For hundreds of years, God has hidden their symbolic meaning until it becomes time for them to be understood. To appreciate the book of Revelation, a good foundational understanding of the Old Testament is necessary. Romans 15:4 (CSB), [...]

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 [...]

Explain Revelation 13:9-10.

“If any man hath an ear, let him hear.” (Verse 9.) Some Christians had carefully studied God’s word and who had the hearing of faith. They honored God and His word, despite the magnificence, success, and power of error. These dear ones would be [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What is the Jezebel spirit?

In Revelation (2:20-25; 18:7), Queen Jezebel symbolizes a great religious system (the apostate church of Rome) in this Gospel Age. Roman Catholicism did great violence to the Truth and to true Christians. (That church massacred whole towns of tens of thousands, and tortured and [...]

When is the Revelation going to happen?

The Revelation of Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:1), given to the Apostle John, was a symbolic vision using “signs” (verse 1). These symbols are the rule, and literal interpretations are the exception.  When Jesus answered his disciples in Matthew 24 regarding his “parousia” (presence, mistranslated [...]

Explain the book of Revelation 11.

Remember that Revelation is a symbolic book. The word “signified” in Revelation 1:1 means putting the message in signs, pictures. Verse 1: The church class is the temple of God. (1 Corinthians 3:16). True Christians understand God’s perfect standard of judgment (measuring rod) and [...]

In Revelation 6:2-8, what do the four horse colors mean?

God’s four attributes (or characteristics) appear in Revelation 4:6-9.  They should not be called “beasts.” The accurate translation is “living ones.” These four living ones seem to directly relate to the four colored horses.  The horses symbolize the wrong application of God’s attributes.  ​ [...]

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