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), “For whatever was written in the past was written for our [...]

Is God going to fight the Armageddon and the Hamongog wars?

Summary: Yes, God, as represented by Christ, ends the present evil world (Galatians 1:4) in the Armageddon battle.  Discussion: Gog is the enemy of God. Ezekiel 38:3, 18, 20-23 (ESV), “and say, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you, O Gog…on that day, the day that Gog shall come against the land [...]

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 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 [...]

Please cite some historical events with statistics detailing how the apostate church of Rome persecuted God’s holy people (Revelation 17:6).

Some historical events (now buried and forgotten) of the tyrannical reign of the church of Rome include:​ The city of Beziers, France was stormed and taken in 1209, and sixty thousand citizens, without regard for age or sex, perished by the sword. The blood of those who fled to churches, and were murdered there by [...]