The “Close of Probation” describes the point in time after which there is no more chance for repentance; this is the moment of death, after which comes the judgment. But before the Second Coming of Christ there will be a “Close of Probation” when everyone will have heard the gospel and made their decisions
“Wrath of God” does not mean that God gets so exasperated or furious that he lashes out to punish those who disobey Him. God’s wrath is His forceful interventions to protect His Children, to turn them from danger or brings an end to sin.
The Number of the Beast (666) is closely linked to the Mark of the Beast. It is a symbol of disobedience and human effort rather than submission, faith and reliance on God. Chapter 13 of the Book Revelation of Jesus explains 666 and the Mark of the Beast.
The Mark of the Beast is not a Microchip or a Bar Code; Find out what it is in Chapter 13 of The Book Revelation of Jesus.
The Beast from the Earth arises in the Western Hemisphere around the beginning of the 19th Century, when the Beast from the Sea (the Medieval Papacy) received a “Deadly Wound”. The United States is the new power that will be the enforcer of the Beast agenda.
John saw a Dragon with Seven Heads and Ten Horns that represented Satan, then he saw a Beast that also had Seven Heads and Ten Horns– Satan’s representative on Earth. During the Middle Ages this was the Papal Church that persecuted God’s people. There will be a similar persecuting power at the End of Time.
The Remnant is what is left when the majority is gone. In the Bible the Remnant are the few faithful individuals out of the majority who have turned away from God. In the Last Days the Remnant will keep the Commandments of God and have the Testimony of Jesus.
1260 Days symbolize 1260 years. After the breakup of the Roman Empire the Roman Catholic Church became dominant in Europe and persecuted true followers of Christ during the 1260 years of the Middle Ages. This important period appears many times in Revelation and Daniel and foreshadows persecutions of the Last Days.
A comparison of many scriptures shows that Michael the Archangel is actually the Lord Jesus Christ in His role of opposing Satan and rebuking his claims. As Michael Jesus cast Satan out of Heaven and will eventually cast him into the Lake of Fire where he will be destroyed.
In the end times, salvation is only for the true followers of Christ who accept the leading of the Holy Spirit and reject the falsehoods of Satan.
The True Remnant Church is not an organization but consists of those individuals who keep the Commandments of God and have the Testimony and Faith of Jesus.
The teaching that faithful Christians will escape the Time of Trouble through “secret rapture” is very comforting. But is it Biblical?
Bible teaches that God is love and that He never changes. If this is true, how do stories where God helps His people kill their enemies fit in with the God of love?
Satan, once an Angel who was closest to the throne of God, was created perfect, but by focusing on his own glory he rejected God and did not hesitate to harm others in order to benefit himself. He tempts people to do the same in order to maintain his position as “Prince of this World”.
Europe has an important role in world history and Bible Prophecy. In Revelation 17, European countries form a part of the last-day Babylon alliance.
The Bible describes in three places (books of Daniel, Joel and Revelation) a great war that will take place at the end of time. John did not have language available to describe a nuclear war, but used comparisons with things he was familiar with (like a “burning mountain”).
Miracles are performed by true Christians, but they can also be performed by Satan and his followers. Jesus, Paul and Revelation warn that spectacular miracles will take place at the end of time but Satan and his agents will be performing them. Christians must not see miracles as proof of truth, only the Bible.
Miracles are an integral part of both the Old and the New Testament record. Miracles are not seen today because in our scientific age people find it hard to believe or expect them. We should not attribute miracles to anyone but God.
Many Christians expect the “beast” of Revelation to use microchips or other technology to create the Mark of the Beast and 666, which will be means of persecuting true Christians. However, the real Mark of the Beast will be much more subtle, clever and unexpected.