Revelations A Study. Section 11.

Written by REv. Anthony Smith

Revelations A Study. Section 11. Chapter 14:1 thru 14:20, The hundred forty and four thousand preachrepparttar Gospel torepparttar 144795 Jews, Rapture of Saints and destruction of wicked. Rev.14: thru 14:7. Revelations is a book of absolutes. Many ofrepparttar 144796 verses in chapter 14 are self explanitory. I have introduced explanition where needed. Rev 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb{The Christ} stood onrepparttar 144797 mount Sion [A name of Mount Hermon.Most Holy Mountain of God.]{Heb 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and untorepparttar 144798 city[Jerusalem,City of David] ofrepparttar 144799 living God,repparttar 144800 heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,}, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand{The Sealed Jews of Israel}, having his Father's name{Jehovah} written in their foreheads. There are many that believe that Armogeddon has nothing to do with Israel. This is because they fail to researchrepparttar 144801 prophecy ofrepparttar 144802 old Testiment. The Land of Israel isrepparttar 144803 land that Satan andrepparttar 144804 Anti-christ must obtain to stop prophecy from being fulfilled. We will expand into that area later in our studies, countries, maps and areas. Rev 14:2 thru 14:7 is self explanitory. Rev 14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, asrepparttar 144805 voice of many waters, and asrepparttar 144806 voice of a great thunder: and I heardrepparttar 144807 voice of harpers harping with their harps: Rev 14:3 And they sung as it were a new song beforerepparttar 144808 throne, and beforerepparttar 144809 four beasts, andrepparttar 144810 elders: and no man could learn that song butrepparttar 144811 hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed fromrepparttar 144812 earth. Rev 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which followrepparttar 144813 Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, beingrepparttar 144814 firstfruits{First congregation of believeing Jews} unto God and torepparttar 144815 Lamb. Rev 14:5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault beforerepparttar 144816 throne of God. Rev 14:6 And I saw another angel fly inrepparttar 144817 midst of heaven, havingrepparttar 144818 everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell onrepparttar 144819 earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Rev 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; forrepparttar 144820 hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, andrepparttar 144821 sea, andrepparttar 144822 fountains of waters. Babylon is two places in Revelations, The physical andrepparttar 144823 Spiritual. In Hebrew writeings when a name or should I say subject is mentioned twice that indicates that it happens twice. The first wasrepparttar 144824 fall of Physical Babalon inrepparttar 144825 Old Testiment. Rev 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink ofrepparttar 144826 wine ofrepparttar 144827 wrath of her fornication. [Ref; Rev_16:19, Rev_17:5, Rev_17:18, Rev_18:2, Rev_18:3, Rev_18:10,Rev_18:11, Rev_18:18-21; Isa_21:9; Jer_51:7, Jer_51:8, Jer_51:64, Rev_11:8, Rev_17:2-5, Rev_18:3, Rev_18:10,Rev_18:18, Rev_18:21, Rev_19:2; Jer_51:7; Eze_16:15-22; Nah_3:19] The second is both spiritual and physical. The spiritual side concerns, false, doctrine, teaching, preaching. The physical side is an actual city of earth that John explaines later. Rev 14:9 Andrepparttar 144828 third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worshiprepparttar 144829 beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

Is Christianity Losing America?

Written by Rev. Anthony Smith

Is Christianity Losing America?

2 Thessalonians 1:3-1:4

Is Christianity Losing America? The apostasy ofrepparttar professing church. (2Th 1:3); (Luke 18:8); (2Ti 3:1-8). Why isrepparttar 144794 truth in Christ so hard for people to understand? The Christian culture is dwindling according to scripture and there are those that continue to denighrepparttar 144795 very existence of a problem. If we as Christians could stop for a moment and comparerepparttar 144796 scripture withrepparttar 144797 events ofrepparttar 144798 world then maybe we could bring about a revival that would bring inrepparttar 144799 sinner and salvation could come to others. Believingrepparttar 144800 scripture isrepparttar 144801 first step in revival ofrepparttar 144802 church and it will sparkrepparttar 144803 church into action. 2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means (doctrine): for that day, (rapture), shall not come except there come a falling away first (leaving ofrepparttar 144804 true gospel), and that man of sin be revealed (antichrist),repparttar 144805 son of perdition (ruin, destruction). Lets run a few numbers by: Between 1993 and 2002,repparttar 144806 share of Americans who said they were {Protestant} (Christians) dropped from 63 percent to 52 percent, after years of remaining generally stable, according to a study released Tuesday, July 20th, 2004 byrepparttar 144807 National Opinion Research Center atrepparttar 144808 University of Chicago. Whilerepparttar 144809 nationís share of other groups, including Muslims, Orthodox Christians, Buddhists and Hindus, rose from 3% in 1993 to 7% in 2002. The number of Roman Catholics (25%) and Jews (2%) remained stable overrepparttar 144810 same period, Analysts say that Catholics are no longer a solid block of voters, but are sharply divided in their ideologies (Principles and Beliefs). The world estimate of Islamic converts underrepparttar 144811 Muslim Religion are somewhere between 1 and 1.5 Billion worldwide. What does all this mean? The number of non-Christians (those who do not believe inrepparttar 144812 Bible) has grown to 48 percent, inrepparttar 144813 United States alone. Athiest, Agnostics, and antichristians now out numberrepparttar 144814 true believer inrepparttar 144815 Deity of Christ. The true church,repparttar 144816 Bible believing church, is falling away. The Pope of Rome wants to make Jerusalem, The Holy City, an international city for Moslems, Jews and all other religions, under His control. One world religion, one world Government and a one world banking system, if this isnítrepparttar 144817 spirit of antichrist, I donít know what is. Day after dayrepparttar 144818 news media are telling stories ofrepparttar 144819 Israeli and Palestinian conflict, andrepparttar 144820 center of all of this conflict, if you look at prophecy, is Jerusalem. 1.Christianity 2 billion 2.Islam 1.3 billion 3. Hinduism 900 million 4.Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist 850 million 5. Buddhism 360 million 5. Chinese traditional religion 225 million 6. Primal-indigenous 150 million 7. African Traditional & Diasporic 95 million 8. Sikhism 23 million 9. Juche 19 million 10. Spiritism 14 million and Judaism 14 million. Christianity is no longerrepparttar 144821 top rated Religion inrepparttar 144822 United States or elsewhere inrepparttar 144823 world. 2,151,000,000+ are antichrist or claim nonreligious. . Lets look at: 2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means (doctrine): for that day shall not come (rapture), except there come a falling away first (leaving ofrepparttar 144824 true gospel), and that man of sin be revealed (antichrist),repparttar 144825 son of perdition (ruin, destruction). The order of events is:

(1) The working ofrepparttar 144826 mystery of lawlessness under divine restraint, which had already begun inrepparttar 144827 apostleís time (2Th 2:7). The restraining factor here isrepparttar 144828 Holy Ghost, which has restrainedrepparttar 144829 spirit of antichrist from total domination of mankind, which allows us freedom of choice. (2) The apostasy ofrepparttar 144830 professing church (2Th 1:3); (Luke 18:8); (2Ti 3:1-8). Apostasy; changing fromrepparttar 144831 doctrine of God torepparttar 144832 doctrine of man. (3) The removal of that which restrainsrepparttar 144833 mystery of lawlessness (2Th 2:6); (2Th 2:7). The restrainer is a person -- "he," and since a "mystery" always implies a supernatural element, (The restraining factor here again isrepparttar 144834 Holy Ghost) (That which restrains, could have read, whom restrains) (See Scofield) - (Mat 13:11), This Person can be none other thanrepparttar 144835 Holy Spirit inrepparttar 144836 church, to be "taken out ofrepparttar 144837 way"; (2Th 2:7); (1Th 4:14-17). (4) The manifestation ofrepparttar 144838 lawless one (2Th 2:8-10); (Dan 7:8); (Dan 9:27); (Mat 24:15); (Rev 13:2-10). (5) The coming of Christ in glory andrepparttar 144839 destruction ofrepparttar 144840 lawless one (2Th 2:8); (Rev 19:11-21). (6) The day of Jehovah (2Th 2:9-12); (Isa 2:12).

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