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Panoramic view of the whole book of Revelation

3/02

And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. (Revelation 21:10)

The key to the book of Revelation is that we must stand on top of a mountain to look at things in a panoramic and continued fashion: from far to near, from ancient to today.

Simply speaking, what the entire book of Revelation talks about is like a long ram’s horn, consisting of the horn’s main body, tail and tip. These three sections correspond respectively to these terms that we have mentioned earlier: the Millennial Jubilee, the End Stage and the End Point.

In particular, the seven churches in chapters 2 and 3, the seven seals in chapter 6, the two witnesses in chapter 11, the woman in chapter 12 and things in chapter 14 ar...

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Dividing Truths in Revelation: Day 1 Message

3/01

I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. (Revelation 1:9)

John was on the island of “Patmos” when he saw visions out of heaven and received revelations from God. “Patmos” means “my killing” in Greek.

This can be said as the central theme for the entire book of Revelation. God will use His way of “my killing” to terminate and get rid of everything that comes from the old life of Adam so that the life of the Lord could reign in His saints.

Like the book of Daniel, Revelation has been read by many as a prophetic book. These people are often on a “wild-goose chase,” hoping to uncover mysteries concerning the future.

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Why did Daniel call himself “he” before Daniel 7 and “me” after?

2/29

“As for me, Daniel, my spirit was distressed within me, and the visions in my mind kept alarming me.” (Daniel 7:15)

In the book of Daniel, when chapters one to six mention Daniel, a third-person pronoun “he” is used. However, in chapters seven to twelve Daniel uses a first-person pronoun “I” or “me” to refer to himself.

Do not take it lightly. The word “he” indicates that, however close his relationship is with God, he is still an outsider.

But the word “I” speaks of a relationship with God that has entered into an inner sanctum. Isn’t God’s own name “I am”?

Normally we think that Daniel’s spiritual life had reached a climax when he was serving in the king’s court or when he faced the lions’ den without fear...

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How Are Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia Fit in Bible Prophecy?

2/26

“Then he will stretch out his hand against other countries, and the land of Egypt will not escape. But he will gain control over the hidden treasures of gold and silver and over all the precious things of Egypt; and Libyans and Ethiopians will follow at his heels.” (Daniel 11:42-43)

The Hebrew meaning of “Libya” is “dry”; “Ethiopia” means “black”.

When he “gain(s) control over the hidden treasures of gold and silver and over all the precious things,” those people whose hearts are “dry” and who are thirsting after these treasures of gold, or those who dare to use any method, however “black”, to obtain their goals, would they not be moved to follow this leader?

Perhaps we cannot rule out the possibility for certain special events to take place in regions ...

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Little Horn of Daniel 7 vs Small Horn of Daniel 8

2/13

“In the latter period of their rule, when the transgressors have run their course, a king will arise, insolent and skilled in intrigue. His power will be mighty, but not by his own power, and he will destroy to an extraordinary degree and prosper and perform his will; he will destroy mighty men and the holy people. And through his shrewdness he will cause deceit to succeed by his influence; and he will magnify himself in his heart, and he will destroy many while they are at ease. He will even oppose the Prince of princes, but he will be broken without human agency.” (Daniel 8:23-25)

Here the phrase “a king will arise” again refers to Satan, which is the “great red dragon” mentioned in the book of Revelation because the dragon is the arch criminal, stirring up trouble and unrest be...

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What is the Small Horn in Daniel 8?

2/10

Out of one of them came forth a rather small horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Beautiful Land. It grew up to the host of heaven and caused some of the host and some of the stars to fall to the earth, and it trampled them down. It even magnified itself to be equal with the Commander of the host; and it removed the regular sacrifice from Him, and the place of His sanctuary was thrown down. And on account of transgression the host will be given over to the horn along with the regular sacrifice; and it will fling truth to the ground and perform its will and prosper. (Daniel 8:9-12)

This “small horn” extended from one of the four “horns” that were split out of the original Greek Empire (Dan. 8:5-8)...

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What is the Little Horn in Daniel 7?

2/06

“While I was contemplating the horns, behold, another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were pulled out by the roots before it; and behold, this horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth uttering great boasts.” (Daniel 7:8)

The word “little” in “another horn, a little one” occurs only once in the whole Bible – so this is very special.

The standard English concordant word for this word is “bit.” According its usage in English, however, this word “bit” can be used to refer either a tiny amount of something or a large quantity as well, especially when coupled with “digit” in computers. In other words, a digit is indeed small, but it is the “seed of fire” for a complex computer system.

So, do not overlook this “...

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