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Lying Wonders of the False Prophet

Lying Wonders

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John tells us that the false prophet did great wonders, which he used to deceive the people (Revelation 13:13-14. The same Greek word for wonders (G4592) in verse-13 is translated into miracles in verse-14. These signs, wonders or miracles are, as I concluded in the study of verse-13 were ‘lying’ wonders. That is, they were common things that occurred, perhaps even catastrophes, that were given special significance by the false prophet. What he taught about those natural occurrences deceived those who dwelt “on the earth”, that is, those Jews who resided in Judea and Galilee and everywhere else in the empire, who may have heard what the false prophet said about the things that were done. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2019 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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The False Prophet

Beast

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This second beast or the false prophet exercises or executes (poieo – G4160) all the power (G1849 – exousia) of the first beast (Revelation 13:12). John seems to be saying that the false prophet is the leader or head of state of the “first beast,” which in an earlier study I showed was apostate Israel or apostate Jerusalem. In other words, the power and authority “over all tribes, tongues and nations” that was given to the first beast (Revelation 13:7), was the false prophet’s to use as he deemed was good for the well being of the beast. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2019 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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What Did Jesus Mean by ‘Generation’?

This Generation - 3

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We need only to use the Gospel according to Matthew in order to show exactly how Jesus and his contemporaries understood the word generation. Nevertheless, there seems to be a great deal of confusion in Christian circles, today, over the understanding of this word, as it pertains to knowing the time of Jesus’ Second Coming. Because some of our modern scholars want to place this generation far into the future from when the Gospel had just begun in the first century AD, most believers have come to accept and believe that the return of Christ was prophesied to occur in our day or, perhaps, even more than 2000 years after Jesus’ crucifixion. Nevertheless, if we truly believe that it is impossible for God to lie (Hebrews 6:18; Romans 3:4; Titus 1:2), then we need to pause and reconsider what believe about the timing of Jesus’ Second Coming. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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