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by: Dr. Dean Crosby
[Editor's Note: For this study, the author uses easy to understand Contemporary English Version (CEV) of Bible that has been created by the American Bible Society. His insights are given in capital letters. This include explanations and historical background information for the words you have just read in order to make the startling predictions made in this important and fascinating book comprehensible. Occasionally make changes will be made in the CEV words if a variance is detected from the meaning found in the King James Bible.]
1 After this, I heard what sounded like many voices in heaven, and they were shouting, "Praise the Lord! To our God belongs the glorious power to save 2 because His judgments are honest and fair. That filthy prostitute (THE FALSE RELIGION OF ISLAM) ruined the earth with evil deeds. (VIOLENCE CARRIED OUT IN THE NAME OF GOD) But God has judged her and made her pay the price for murdering His servants. " ( THE ACCEPTANCE OF VIOLENCE IS A HORRENDOUS APOSTATE TEACHING WHICH TRAGICALLY HAS ENTERED SOME CHRISTIAN CHURCHES AS WELL)
3 Then the crowd shouted ,"Praise the Lord! Smoke will never stop rising from her (ISLAM'S) burning body. " ( THOSE WHO FOLLOW ISLAM'S EVIL BELIEFS WILL FIND THEMSELVES PRACTICING THEIR RELIGION IN HELL)
4 After this, the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures all knelt before the throne of God and worshiped Him. They said , "Amen! Praise the Lord!"
5 From the throne a voice said , "If you worship and fear our God, (WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HEARD THE IMPORTANCE OF FEARING GOD TAUGHT IN CHURCH?) give praise to Him, no matter who you are.
6 Then I heard what seemed to be a large crowd (MOST LIKELY EVERYONE IN HEAVEN) that sounded like a roaring flood and loud thunder all mixed together. They were saying , "Praise the Lord! Our Lord God All-Powerful now rules. 7 So we will be exceedingly glad and happy and give Him praise. The wedding day (THE "SECOND COMING" ) of the Lamb (JESUS) is here , and His bride (ALL OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN GRANTED SALVATION) is ready. 8 She will be given a wedding dress made of fine linen that is clean and white. This linen stands for the good things God's people have done. (LOOK IT'S WORKS !)
9 Then the angel told me , "Put this in writing. God will bless everyone who is invited to (WILL BE AT) the wedding feast (THE CELEBRATION OF JESUS' DEFEAT OF SATAN AFTER THE "SECOND COMING") of the Lamb." The angel also said, "These things that God has said are true. "
10 I knelt at the feet of the angel and began to worship him. But the angel said, "Don't do that! I am a servant, just like you and everyone else who testifies about Jesus. Worship God ! (NEVER WORSHIP ANYONE OR ANYTHING OTHER THAN MEMBERS OF THE HOLY TRINITY, MOST ESPECIALLY NOT OBJECTS LIKE STATUES, OR FLAGS!) The testimony of Jesus comes through the power of the (HOLY) Spirit."
11 I looked and saw that heaven was open, and a white horse was there. Its rider (JESUS) was called Faithful and True, and He is always fair when He judges or goes to war. (AGAINST SATAN AND SATANIC PRACTICES) 12 He had eyes like flames of fire, (A SYMBOL FOR JUDGMENT) and He was wearing many crowns. (WHEN JESUS RETURNS HE WILL BECOME THE KING OR RULER OF ALL REGIONS OF THE EARTH) His name was written on Him, ( THIS SAME WORDING EXISTS IN OTHER TRANSLATIONS AS WELL. THE SURPRISING EXPLANATION CAN BE FOUND AT VERSE 16) but He was the only one who knew what the name meant. 13 The rider wore a robe that was covered with blood, (REPRESENTING HIS MURDER ON THE CROSS) and He was known as "The Word of God." (JESUS WAS SENT TO EARTH TO BRING PEOPLE TO GOD BY TEACHING WHAT GOD HAD TAUGHT HIM)
14 He was followed (THIS IS DESCRIBING JESUS' "SECOND COMING") by armies (THOSE RESCUED THROUGH THE RAPTURE) from heaven that rode on horses and were dressed in pure white linen. (A SYMBOL OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH WAS A REQUIREMENT TO BE RESCUED THROUGH THE RAPTURE) 15 From His mouth a sharp sword (THE WORD OF GOD) went out to attack (JUDGE) the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod (EXHIBITING SEVERE DISCIPLINE) and will show the fierce anger of God All-Powerful by trampling the grapes in the pit where wine is made. (THIS IS A REFERENCE TO THE DEATHS THAT WILL OCCUR IN THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON)
16 On His robe and thigh was written, "KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS." (OK GUYS NO MORE PUTTING DOWN PEOPLE WHO HAVE TATTOOS. JESUS IS GETTING A TATTOO!)
17 I then saw an angel standing on the sun, and he shouted to all the fowls flying in heaven, (AND TO EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING IN HEAVEN) "Come and join in God's great (VICTORY IN THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON) feast! 18 You can eat the flesh of kings, rulers, leaders, horses, riders, free people, slaves, important people, and really everyone else." (ALL THOSE WHO ARE EVIL WILL BE DESTROYED)
19 I also saw the beast (ANTI-CHRIST) and many of the kings of the earth come together. (TO FORM A HUGE ARMY) They fought against the rider on the white horse (JESUS) and against His army. (OF ANGELS AND SAINTS FROM HEAVEN) 20 But the beast was captured and so was the false prophet. This is the same prophet (RELIGIOUS LEADER) who had worked miracles for the beast so that he could fool everyone who had the mark of the beast on them and who worshiped the idol. (A STATUE OF THE ANTI-CHRIST THAT PEOPLE WILL BE FORCED TO WORSHIP)
The beast and the false prophet were thrown alive into a lake of burning sulfur.
(CELEBRATE VICTORY HERE !) 21 But the rest of their army was killed by the sword
that came from the mouth of the rider on the horse. (JESUS PASSES VERBAL
JUDGMENT UPON THEM AND THEN THEY DIE. NOTICE HOW THIS CHAPTER BECOMES QUIET ON
DETAILS EXPLAINING HOW THEY WILL DIE THUS MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE MILITARY
TO PROTECT ITS SOLDIERS THROUGH PREPARATIONS OF TRAINING, STRATEGY PLANNING AND
DISTRIBUTION OF EQUIPMENT AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES.) Then birds stuffed themselves
on the dead bodies.
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