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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Symbols Of Revelation 17:6-11

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The woman that was “drunken with the blood of the saints” is explained in Revelation 17. In verse 8 the angel explains to John that the beast which “thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit and go into perdition.” Perdition of course, means total destruction. At this time, Satan will raise up an anti-Christ figure which will be a false Messiah that will rule the world. It also states the words “was, and is not” meaning first he was first alive and then he was dead, “is not” is the exact same wordage used when it was assumed that Joseph had died in Genesis 37:30.

Also in verse 8, the ones that do not have their names written in the Book Of Life from the foundation of the world will wonder if this anti-Christ is the actual Messiah. This also means that those who do have their names written in the Book of Life, will not wonder at all and will completely understand that this person is not the Messiah. As far as the Book Of Life goes, there are some who believe that the Sons of God, being the Israelites of the Bible, have their assigned places in this world and have had their names written in the book of life since the beginning of time. This verse (Revelation 17:8), would seem to substantiate this very claim.
The Northern house of Israel is commonly referred to as the “Ten lost tribes of Israel.” They are lost because they have lost their identity and do not know who they are. It's my personal belief that the Israelites of the Bible migrated to the Northern banks of the Mediterranean before, during, and after the Assyrian captivity, eventually settling in the fertile valleys of Europe. So in a nutshell, if you have ancestors from Europe, there is a very good chance you are actually an Israelite by birth.

There is no place in the Bible that states as being an Israelite that you ever have your name added into the Book Of Life. The only thing that the Bible states in regards to the Book Of Life is that you can only have your name removed from the Book Of Life, and never added. Because of this, some believe that the Israelites of the Bible (the Sons of God), were with God since the beginning and came directly from Father Yahweh and he put a veil between you and him which removed you memory from whence you came. It's my opinion that “All time is one” and that we were with God, we are with God now, and we will be with always be with God. Click HERE for a further information of my personal belief.

One such person that believes that the Sons of God have had an assigned place since the beginning of time, is Dr. Wesley Swift who was an Israelite Identity teacher. One such lecture he gave is titled “Through the Veil.” A booklet by this same title, by Dr. Swift, is available from Kingdom Identity Ministries. In Dr. Swift's lecture he explains the concept of the Sons of God being with God since the beginning of time and will live with God if they do not have their names removed from the Book Of Life. In his lecture he refers to: 1 Corinthians 15 and 2 Corinthians 12. I will not go deeply into detail of this concept nor of Dr. Swift's lecture, but rather for the sake of brevity, I will post a link for those who wish to investigate further. You can listen to Dr. Swift's lecture by clicking HERE. The only other place I have heard the concept of there being a veil and that the Sons Of God came from Father Yahweh and will return in similar fashion to his Celestial Kingdom, is from the Latter Day Saints, also known as the Mormons.

Continuing on with verse 9
The angel then explains to John in verse 9 that the seven heads are the seven mountains which the woman sitteth. The seven hills of Vatican city of the Roman Catholic Church fits this description perfectly. Verse 10 explains that there will be seven kings, and five have already fallen when the anti-Christ person comes. The description of these five kings and their kingdoms are represented by Nebuchadnezzar's statue in Daniel Chapter 2. The first kingdom is Babylon, and is the head of gold. The second is the breast and arms of the statue which are silver and is Persia. The third is Greece and is represented by the belly and thighs of brass. The fourth are the two legs of iron represented by the two Western and Eastern capitols of the Roman empire, Rome and Constantinople, and the fifth kingdom is represented by a racially mixed people (Daniel 2:43) who's government is based upon the Roman empire, or you could call it Rome #2. It's important to notice that the feet of this statue are discussed independently from the rest of the statue and its evidenced that it's entirely separate from the original Roman empire. The sixth king when he comes, will come for only a short time and if the statue represents the time of these kingdoms beginning from the head down, then the last actual king does not hold the throne long enough to be represented by any specific part of the statue at all, in fact I believe this last king may possibly hold his throne for only one hour.
I am not naive enough to believe that everything I put in this blog is absolute truth. My main goal is to create enough interest for people to want to study the Bible for themselves. Praise the Lord!

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