Rev 13, The # Of The Beast = Nero

The number of the beast that is spoken of in Rev 13:18 is a number of a man, that man is Nero Caesar. The “beast” that is spoken about in Rev 13:1 is the Roman Empire led by Nero Caesar.

The English translation of Rev 13 says that the beast is a “he”, but the Greek word “therion” for the English word “beast” in Rev 13 is neuter gender, the Greek word “therion” means “a wild beast, animal”, therefore the “beast” is an “it”, not a “he”.

There are 2 beasts in Rev 13, both are neuter gender. The first beast in Rev 13 is the Roman Empire led by Caesar, the beast (the Roman Empire) is an “it” and Caesar is a “he.”

The second beast in Rev 13 is the false prophet

Rev 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon its horns ten crowns, and upon its heads the name of blasphemy.

Rev 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and its feet were as the feet of a bear, and its mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave it its power, and its seat, and great authority.

The dragon is Rome that persecuted the church in Rev 12.

The dragon (Rome) was a deceiver, false accuser, and adversary of the church, that is why Rev 12:9 says the dragon is, “that old serpent, called the devil (false accuser), and satan (adversary)”.

The serpent in Genesis 3 deceived Eve, the dragon was a deceiver like the serpent, the dragon wasn’t the serpent that deceived Eve. Everything after Rev 4:1 is a prophetic word about the future during the time of the seven churches, therefore Rev 12:9 can’t be talking about something that happened before the creation of man.

Rev 12:9 is talking about a future event that would happen during the time that the seven churches were alive.

The Greek word “diabolos” for the word “devil” means “false accuser”, Rome was a false accuser of the church, that’s why the dragon is called the devil in Rev 12:9.

The Greek word “satanas” for the word “satan” means “adversary”, Rome  was the adversary of the church, that’s why the dragon is called “satan” in Rev 12:9.

Anyone that is a deceiver is like the serpent that deceived Eve, and anyone that is a false accuser, is a devil, and anyone that is an adversary, is a satan.

The Bible doesn’t support the teaching that says, “the devil, satan is a fallen angel,” therefore the “dragon” in Revelation is not a fallen angel, the “dragon” is Rome.

Rev 1:1 makes it very clear that everything in Revelation was to happen quickly, and that everything that is written in Revelation is about things that happened after Christ’s resurrection, therefore nothing in Revelation 12 is about before the creation of man, or about before the birth of Christ.

Rev 1:1 The Revelation of Yeshua Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass [take place in quickness]

The Greek word “tachei” for the word “shortly” in Rev 1:1 means “quickness, speed, hastily, immediately”

Rev 4:1 After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in the heaven [the sky]! And the first voice which I had heard addressing me like [the calling of] a war trumpet said, Come up here, and I will show you what must take place in the future.

The Greek word “ouranou” for “heaven” in Rev 4:1 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 4:1 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word were plural then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Many people that claim to be Christian say Rev 4:1 is talking about the rapture of the church, but the Greek word for “heaven” meaning “sky” in Rev 4:1 proves that teaching is false.

The “future” that is spoken about in Rev 4:1, is the future during the time of the seven churches, not our future.

The “beast” in Rev 13:1 is the Roman Empire led by Nero Caesar, the dragon (Rome), gave the Roman Empire led by Nero its power, its seat, and its great authority.

God made Nero commit Suicide in June AD 68, after Nero’s death, the Roman Empire nearly collapsed, it was only when Vespasian came to power in AD 69, that the Roman Empire became stabilized and more powerful than ever.

Rev 13:3 And I saw one of its heads as it were wounded to death [Nero’s death]; and its deadly wound was healed [the Roman Empire led by Vespasian]: and all the world [all the earth] wondered after the beast [the Roman Empire led by Vespasian].

In Rev 13:3, the Greek text does not say, “all the world”, it says, “all the earth.”

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the word “earth” in Rev 13:3 is referring to “to the inhabitants of a region”, it is not referring to the entire planet.The inhabitants of the region, were those who lived in the Roman world. Rev 13:3 is not saying, “everyone on earth wondered after the beast (the Roman Empire).

Rev 13:3 is saying, “and all the inhabitants of the region (the Roman world) wondered after the beast (the Roman Empire).

Rev 13:4 And they worshiped the dragon [Rome] which gave power to the beast [the Roman Empire led by Nero in Rev 13:1]: and they worshiped the beast [the Roman Empire led by Vespasian], saying, Who is like unto the beast [the Roman Empire]? who is able to make war with it?

Rev 13:5 And there was given to it [the Roman Empire] a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given to it [the Roman Empire] to continue forty and two months.

“It’s a historical fact that Nero began to persecute the Christians throughout the Roman Empire in mid-November 64 AD. This intense persecution only ended when Nero committed suicide in June 68 AD. Thus he made war on the saints for a period of exactly 42 months.” – taken from “kloposmasm.com”

Rev 13:6 And it [the Roman Empire] opened its mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and them that dwell in the heaven [the sky].

The Greek word “ouranou” for “heaven” in Rev 13:6 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 13:6 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word were plural then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 13:7 And it [the Roman Empire] was given to it to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and authority was given it over every tribe, and tongue, and nation [people].

Rev 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth [the land] shall worship it [the Roman Empire], whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb [Christ] slain from the foundation of the world.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 13:8 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

Rev 13:10 He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity: he that kills with the sword [a short sword or dagger] must be killed with the sword [a short sword or dagger]. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

The Greek word ” machaira” for “sword” in Rev 13:10 means “short sword or dagger mainly used for stabbing”.

Nero committed suicide with the assistance of his scribe, by stabbing himself in the neck using a dagger.

Next, John talks about another beast, the second beast in Rev 13 is the false prophet that is cast in the lake of fire in Rev 19:20.

Rev 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth [the land]; and it had two horns like a lamb, and it spake as a dragon [Rome].

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 13:11 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 13:12 And it exercises all the power of the first beast [the Roman Empire] in the presence of it [the Roman Empire], and causes the earth [the inhabitants of the region (the Roman world)] to worship the first beast [the Roman Empire], whose deadly wound was healed [the Roman Empire led by Vespasian].

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 13:12 is referring to “to the inhabitants of a region”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 13:13 And it [the second beast (the false prophet)] works great signs, so that it makes fire come down from the heaven [the sky] to the earth [the land] in the sight of men,

The Greek word “ouranou” for “heaven” in Rev 13:13 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 13:13 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word were plural then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 13:13-14 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 13:14 And it [the second beast (the false prophet)] deceives them that dwell on the earth [the land] by the means of those miracles which it had power to do in the sight of the beast [the Roman Empire]; saying to them that dwell on the earth [the land], that they should make an image to the beast [the Roman Empire], which had the wound by a sword [Nero’s death], and did live [the Roman Empire led by Vespasian].

“Nero committed suicide before he could be captured and flogged to death. Revolts in Gaul and Spain had promised to bring Nero’s reign to an end. Almost all his staff deserted him. Nero tried to kill himself, but required the assistance of his scribe, Epaphrodite, to stab himself in the neck. Nero died at the age of 32.” – taken from “ancienthistory.about.com”

Nero was stabbed in the neck using a dagger. Rev 13:10 says, “he who kills by a short sword or dagger, will die by a short sword or dagger.”

Rev 13:15 And it [the second beast (the false prophet)] had power to give life to the image of the beast [the Roman Empire], that the image of the beast [the Roman Empire] should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast [the Roman Empire] should be killed.

Rev 13:16 And it [the second beast (the false prophet)] causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slaves, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

Rev 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, except he that had the mark, or the name of the beast [the Roman Empire], or the number of its name.

Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast [the Roman Empire] for it is the number of a man [Nero]; and its number is Six hundred and sixty-six.

In Rev 13:18 John shows who the beast is by using numbers, the numbers of Nero’s name =  666, by using a number to letter code called gematria, John was telling the seven churches that Revelation was written to, that the Roman Empire led by Nero is the beast of Rev 13:1, without saying Nero’s name.

The numerical values of the Hebrew letters of Neron Kesar (Nero Caesar) = 666.

A Hebrew spelling of Nero Caesar’s name was Nrwn Qsr.

N = 50
R =  200
W = 6
N = 50
Q = 100
S = 60
R = 200

The “mark of the beast” that is written about in Rev 13:16, means that the people pledge their allegiance to the beast, those who pledged their allegiance to Caesar, pledged their allegiance to the Roman Empire, those who pledged their allegiance to the Roman Empire, wore the mark of the Roman Empire, the number of the beast is not a “microchip”. The number of the beast has nothing to do with our time period.

The mark of the beast means that those who pledge allegiance to the Roman Empire, wear the mark of the Roman Empire, in Rev 13:1, the Roman Empire is led by Nero, God made Nero commit suicide in AD68, but all the people who continued to pledge their allegiance to the Roman Empire, wore the mark of the Roman Empire long after God had Nero kill himself.

The death of Nero was very significant, with the death of Nero, the Julio-Claudian line of emperors perished from the earth. The blood line that had given birth to, extended, stabilized, brought prosperity to, and had received worship from the Roman Empire was cut off forever. It wasn’t until Vespasian gained power in AD69 that the Roman Empire was revived and became more powerful than ever.

During the time that revelation was written Nero was in power, John used the number six hundred and sixty-six to show the seven churches that the beast is the Roman Empire, Revelation was a prophetic word for the seven churches and no one else, the number of the beast is Nero, Nero was the leader of the Roman Empire, however, the beast existed after Nero killed himself.

Clearly the Roman Empire led by Nero is not the beast that the false prophet deceived the people of the Roman world, into receiving the mark of the beast, that beast is the Roman Empire led by Vespasian, but Nero hadn’t died yet during the time that Revelation was written, so John uses Nero’s name as an identification for the beast that is spoken of in Rev 13:1. The Roman Empire is led by Caesar, therefore the Roman Empire led by Nero is the beast that Rev 13:1 speaks of.

Revelation is not about our time period, everything in Revelation has already happened, everything in the New Testament has already happened.

Revelation is about things that happened before Jerusalem was destroyed, Revelation is about the destruction of Jerusalem, Revelation is about the day of the Lord, the day of the Lord happened after Jerusalem was destroyed, and Revelation is about the “new heavens and new earth” that 2 Peter 3:13 talks about.

The “new heavens and new earth” is spiritual, it is not a new planet, “new Jerusalem” that is spoken about in Rev 21, is the church, the church are the people who believe God’s Son, Yeshua is the Messiah (the Christ), that don’t practice sin.

Here is a link to my post about “new Jerusalem” https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/in-revelation-jerusalem-doesnt-have-a-physical-temple/

“Babylon” in Revelation 17 is Jerusalem https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/babylon-in-rev-17-is-jerusalem/

“Babylon” in Revelation 18 is Jerusalem https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/babylon-in-rev-18-is-jerusalem/

2 Pet 3:7 isn’t about the planet being destroyed by fire, it’s about people being destroyed by fire, after the nations (heathen world) destroyed Jerusalem, the ungodly people were destroyed by fire. Here is a link to my post that will show that the “day of the Lord” happened after Jerusalem was destroyedhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/the-day-of-the-lord-has-already-happened/

Rev 1:7, 7:14 & 11:2 all prove that Revelation was written before AD70, here is a link to my posts that will show that Revelation was written before AD70 https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/revelation-was-written-before-70ad/

The “whole world” that is spoken about in Matt 24:14, Rev 12:9 & Rev 16:14 is the Roman world, here is a link to my post that will show that Matt 24:14 & Rev 12:9 & Rev 16:14 are talking about the Roman world, not the planethttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/revelation-is-about-the-roman-world-not-the-planet/

We are not in the “last days”, here is a link to my posts that will show that we are not in the last dayshttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/we-are-not-in-the-last-days/

All who live in Israel are not God’s chosen people https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/israel-is-not-all-jews/

The Kingdom of God is a spiritual kingdom https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/the-kingdom-of-god/

Revelation 12:9 Isn’t Talking About The Planet

 In Rev 12:9 the Greek word for the words “whole world” is referring to the Roman world, it is not referring to the planet. The devil, satan in Revelation is Rome, not a fallen angel.

The English New Testament comes from the Greek New Testament, if the English translation doesn’t agree with the Greek, then the English Translation isn’t the truth.

There are many places in the English Bible where words have not been translated correctly, and because of that wrong translation, many people have been led to believe things that are false, that is the case with Is. 9:6, Matt. 24:21, Titus 2:13 & Rev. 12:9.

In Rev 12:9 the Greek word for the words “whole world” is referring to the Roman world, it is not referring to the planet, when that is understood, Rev 12 and the rest of Revelation makes sense, because Rev 1:1 and Rev 4:1 make it very clear that Revelation is written about things that happen after Christ was resurrected, which means nothing in Rev 12 is about before the creation of man, or about before Christ was born.

Everything in Rev 12 is about things that happened after Christ was resurrected.

To say, Rev 12 talks about things that happened before the creation of man is to contradict the truth that Rev 1:1 and Rev 4:1 speak, the Bible doesn’t contradict itself.

So, the reader must understand that Rev 12:9 is talking about Rome deceiving the Roman world, for the rest of Revelation to make sense.

Rome was the devil (false accuser) and satan (adversary) of God’s church. Rome was a deceiver like the serpent was in the book of Genesis, that is why in Rev 12:9 & Rev 20:2, the devil (Rome) is called “that old serpent.”

Rev. 1:1  [This is] the revelation of Yeshua the Messiah [his unveiling of the divine mysteries]. God gave it to him to disclose {and} make known to his bond servants certain things which must shortly {and} speedily come to pass in their entirety.

Rev. 4:1  After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice which I had heard addressing me like [the calling of] a war trumpet said, Come up here, and I will show you what must take place in the future.

In Rev 12:3, the dragon is Rome & in Rev 12:9 the dragon (Rome) deceives the whole Roman world, in Rev the dragon also known as satan, the devil is Rome, not a fallen angel, therefore in Rev 20:10, Rome is thrown into the lake of fire, not a fallen angel.

Since the Bible makes it very clear that there is no sin in heaven, the word “heaven” in Rev 12:3 is not talking about the “heavens” the place where God dwells. In Greek the word “heaven” in Rev 12:3 is singular, if the word were plural in the Greek text, then Rev 12:3 would be talking about the place where God dwells, in the Greek New Testament, the place where God dwells is called “the heavens”, not “heaven”.

The word “heaven” in Rev 12:3 is talking about the sky, just as the word “heaven” in Luke 10:18 is by talking about the sky.

Rev 12:3  Then another ominous sign (wonder) was seen in heaven [in the sky]: Behold, a huge, fiery-red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and seven kingly crowns (diadems) upon his heads [Rome].

Rev. 12:9  And the great dragon [Rome] was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil [false accuser], and satan [adversary], which deceiveth the whole world [oikoumene – the Roman world], he was cast out to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Rev 20:10  Then the devil [Rome] who had led them astray [deceiving and seducing them] was hurled into the fiery lake of burning brimstone, where the beast [the Roman Empire] and false prophet were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever (through the ages of the ages).

Revelation is a description of what happens before the destruction of Jerusalem, a description of the destruction of Jerusalem, a description of the day of the Lord, and  a description of the world of righteousness that is written about in 2 Peter 3:13.

The day of the Lord is the Lord’s judgement upon the ungodly people, that judgement happened after Jerusalem was destroyed (Matt 24:29-30),  the ungodly people that are spoken about in 2 Pet 3:7 that will be destroyed by fire, are the people that are thrown in the lake of fire in Rev 21:8.

2 Pet 3:7 isn’t about the planet being destroyed by fire, it’s about people being destroyed by fire, after the nations (heathen world) destroyed Jerusalem, the ungodly people were destroyed by fire.

2 Peter 3:7  But by the same word the present heavens and earth [the world system] have been stored up (reserved) for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly people.

Rev 21:8  But as for the cowards {and} the ignoble {and} the contemptible {and} the cravenly lacking in courage {and} the cowardly submissive, and as for the unbelieving and faithless, and as for the depraved and defiled with abominations, and as for murderers and the lewd {and} adulterous and the practicers of magic arts and the idolaters (those who give supreme devotion to anyone or anything other than God) and all liars (those who knowingly convey untruth by word or deed)–[all of these shall have] their part in the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone. This is the second death.

2 Pet 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth [a new world system], wherein dwelleth righteousness.

In 2 Peter 3:13 the word “we” is referring to, whomever the author of 2 Pet is writing to at the time, the word “we” is not referring to anyone else. It is said that the book of 2 Peter was written around 60AD, Jerusalem was destroyed in 70AD.

In Rev 21:1-2, John is writing about what the author of 2 Pet wrote in 2 Pet 3:13.

Rev 21:1  Then I saw a new sky (heaven) and a new earth [a new world new system], for the former sky and the former earth [the old world system] had passed away (vanished), and there no longer existed any sea.

Rev 22:2  And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, all arrayed like a bride beautified {and} adorned for her husband;

Everything in the book of Revelation was to happen quickly, Rev 1:1, Rev 1:3, Rev 22:10 & Rev 22:20 confirm that truth, therefore everything in Revelation has already happened.

Revelation is a description of what happens before the destruction of Jerusalem, a description of the destruction of Jerusalem (the tribulation), a description of the day of the Lord, and finally a description of the new world system wherein dwelleth righteousness that is written about in 2 Peter 3:13.

The teaching that says, “Revelation is about our time period” is false.
The teaching that says, “the tribulation is still to come” is false.
The teaching that says, “the day of the Lord is still to come” is false.

Rev 22:10  And he [the angel] [further] told me, Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book {and} make no secret of them, for the time when things are brought to a crisis {and} the period of their fulfillment is near.

Rev 22:18  I [personally solemnly] warn everyone who listens to the statements of the prophecy [the predictions and the consolations and admonitions pertaining to them] in this book: If anyone shall add anything to them, God will add {and} lay upon him the plagues (the afflictions and the calamities) that are recorded {and} described in this book.

Rev 22:19  And if anyone cancels {or} takes away from the statements of the book of this prophecy [these predictions relating to Christ’s kingdom and its speedy triumph, together with the consolations and admonitions or warnings pertaining to them], God will cancel {and} take away from him his share in the book of life and in the city of holiness (purity and hallowedness), which are described {and} promised in this book.

Rev 22:20  He Who gives this warning {and} affirms {and} testifies to these things says, Yes (it is true). [Surely] I am coming quickly (swiftly, speedily). Amen (so let it be)! Yes, come, Lord Yeshua!

Rev 1:3  Blessed (happy, to be envied) is the man who reads aloud [in the seven churches] the word of this prophecy; and blessed (happy, to be envied) are those who hear [it read] and who keep themselves true to the things which are written in it [heeding them and laying them to heart], for the time [for them to be fulfilled] is near.

Matt 24:21 talks about the tribulation, the tribulation happened when Jerusalem was destroyed, both Matt 24:21 & Rev 12:9 are talking about the Roman world, here is a link to my post about Matt 24:21 & Rev 12:9https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/matt-24-isnt-about-the-end-of-the-planet/

Luke 21 proves the tribulation happened when Jerusalem was destroyed, here is link to my post about Luke 21https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-believes-the-tribulation-has-already-happened/

The Kingdom of God is a spiritual kingdom, it is not a physical kingdomhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/the-kingdom-of-god/

We are not in the last days,  here is a link to my posts that will show why we are not in the last dayshttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/we-are-not-in-the-last-days/

In the English Bible Is. 9:6 is not translated correctly, here is link to my post that will show the true meaning of Is. 9:6https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/the-true-meaning-of-isaiah-96/

In the English Bible Titus 2:13 doesn’t have the same meaning as the Greek text, here is link to my post that will show the English Bible is not the true word of God https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/the-english-bible-isnt-the-true-word-of-god/

In Rev 19, The “Whore” Is Jerusalem

Rev 19:2 For true & righteous are His (God’s) judgments: for He has judged the great whore (Jerusalem), who corrupted the earth (the land) with her fornication, & has avenged the blood of His servants on her.

Rev 19:1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in the heaven [the sky], saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

The Greek word “ourano” for “heaven” in Rev 19:1 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 19:1 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word for “heaven” were plural, then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 19:2  For true and righteous are His judgments: for He has judged the great whore [Jerusalem], who corrupted the earth [the land] with her fornication, and has avenged the blood of His servants on her.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 19:2 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 19:3 And again they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up forever and ever [her smoke goes up to the ages of the ages].

Rev 19:4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshiped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.

Rev 19:5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all you His servants, and those fearing Him, both small and great.

Rev 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for has reigned the Lord the God of us the Almighty [the Ruler of the universe].

Rev 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him [God]: for the marriage of the Lamb [Christ] is come, and his wife [the church] has made herself ready.

Rev 19:7 makes it very clear that Christ is not God.

Rev 19:8 And to her [the church] was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

Rev 19:9 And he [the angel (messenger) from Rev 17:1] saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

Rev 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him [the angel (messenger)]. And he said unto me, do not do that: I am a fellow servant of you, and of your brothers [the church] that have the testimony of Yeshua: worship God: for the testimony of Yeshua is the spirit of prophecy.

Rev 19:11 And I saw the heaven [the sky] opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.

The Greek word “ouranon” for “heaven” in Rev 19:11 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 19:11 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word for “heaven” were plural, then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

Rev 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture [robe] dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word [the] of God.

Rev 19:11-13 is talking about Christ.

Rev 19:14 And the armies which were in the heaven [the sky] followed him [Christ] upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

The Greek word “ourano” for “heaven” in Rev 19:14 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 19:14 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word for “heaven” were plural, then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 19:15 And out of his [Christ’s] mouth goes forth a sharp sword, that with it he should strike down the nations [heathen world]: and he will rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fury and of the wrath of God the Almighty [the Ruler of the universe].

Rev 19:15 shows that Christ is not God. God rules the nations (the heathen world) through Christ, God gave Christ that authority.

The “heathen world” that is spoken about in Rev 19:15 are the people that were alive during the time Revelation was written.

In Rev 17 and 18, Jerusalem received her judgment from God by God using the Romans to destroy Jerusalem, now in Rev 19, God uses Christ to “strike down” the heathen world, the heathen world was the Roman world, the Roman world was led by the Roman Empire, Rev 19 speaks about how God uses Christ to “strike down” the Roman Empire.

Rev 19:16 And he [Christ] has on his vesture [robe] and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.

Rev 19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun (sun light); and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven (mid-sky), Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;

The sun is said to be in mid-heaven, when it has reached the meridian, mid-heaven, the highest point in the heavens, which the sun occupies at noon. where what is done can be seen and heard by all. (Thayers Greek Lexicon)

The Amplified Bible’s translation of Rev 19:17 is the closest to the Greek text.

Rev 19:17 Amp Bible Then I saw a single angel stationed in the sun’s light, and with a mighty voice he shouted to all the birds that fly across the sky, Come, gather yourselves together for the great supper of God,

Rev 19:18 That you might eat [the] flesh of kings, and flesh of commanders, and [the] flesh of captains, and [the] flesh of horses and their riders, and [the] flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, and small and great!

Rev 19:18 is talking about what Rev 13:16 says.

Rev 13:16 And it [the false prophet] causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slaves, to receive a mark [the mark of the beast (the mark of the Roman Empire) in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

“the flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, small and great!” spoken of in Rev 19:18 are the people that received the mark of the beast (the mark of the Roman Empire) that Rev 13:16 talks about.

In Rev 19, God has Christ kill all who received the mark of the beast [the mark of the Roman Empire].

The number of the beast that is spoken of in Rev 1318 is a number of a man, that man is Nero Caesar. The “beast” that is spoken about in Rev 13:1 is the Roman Empire led by Nero Caesar.

In Rev 13:18 John shows who the beast is by using numbers, the numbers of Nero’s name =  666, by using a number to letter code called gematria, John was telling the seven churches that Revelation was written to, that Nero is the beast of Rev 13:1, without saying Nero’s name. The numerical values of the Hebrews letters of Neron Kesar (Nero Caesar) = 666.

A Hebrew spelling of Nero Caesar’s name was Nrwn Qsr.

N = 50
R =  200
W = 6
N = 50
Q = 100
S = 60
R = 200

The “mark of the beast” that is written about in Rev 13:16, means that the people pledge their allegiance to the beast, those who pledged their allegiance to Caesar, pledged their allegiance to the Roman Empire, those who pledged their allegiance to the Roman Empire, spiritually wore the mark of the Roman Empire, the number of the beast is not a “microchip”. The number of the beast has nothing to do with our time period.

Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast [the Roman Empire], for the number is that of a man [Nero Caesar]; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.

The mark of the beast means that those who pledge allegiance to the Roman Empire, wear the mark of the Roman Empire, in Rev 13, the Roman Empire is led by Nero, God made Nero commit suicide in AD68, 2 yrs before Jerusalem was destroyed, but all the people who continued to pledge their allegiance to the Roman Empire, wore the mark of the Roman Empire long after God had Nero kill himself.

Rev 19:19 And I saw the beast [the Roman Empire], and the kings of the earth [the land], and their armies, gathered together to make [the] war against him [Christ] that sat on the horse, and against his army.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 19:19 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 19:20 And the beast [the Roman Empire] was taken, and with it the false prophet [the 2nd beast of Rev 13] who performed miracles before it, with which it [the false prophet] deceived them that had received the mark of the beast [the mark of the Roman Empire]  and them that worshiped it’s [the Roman Empire’s] image. These both were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.

The English translation of Rev 19:20 says that the beast is a “he”, but the Greek word “therion” for the English word “beast” in Rev 19:20 is neuter gender, the Greek word “therion” means “a wild beast, animal”, therefore the “beast” is an “it”, not a “he”.

The “beast” spoken of in Rev 19:20 is the Roman Empire led by Caesar.

The “false prophet” in Rev 19:20 is the second beast that Rev 13:11 speaks of.

The English translation of Rev 13:11 says that the beast is a “he”, but the Greek word “therion” for the English word “beast” in Rev 13:11 is neuter gender, the Greek word “therion” means “a wild beast, animal”, therefore the “beast” is an “it”, not a “he”.

The first beast in Rev 13 is the Roman Empire empowered by the dragon (the dragon is Rome), so in Rev 19:20 both beasts of Rev 13 are cast into the lake of fire. The dragon (Rome) is cast into the lake fire in Rev 20:10.

Rev 19:21 And the rest were killed with the sword of him [Christ] that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

Rev 19:20-21 talk about the day of the Lord, the day of the Lord is when God destroys the ungodly people by fire, 2 Pet 3:7 talks about the day of the Lord, the day of the Lord happened after God used the Romans to destroy Jerusalem in AD70.

Revelation is about things that happened before Jerusalem was destroyed, Revelation is about the destruction of Jerusalem, Revelation is about the day of the Lord, the day of the Lord happened after Jerusalem was destroyed, and Revelation talks about the “new heavens and new earth” that 2 Peter 3:13 talks about.

The “new heavens and new earth” is spiritual, it is not a new planet, “new Jerusalem” that is spoken about in Rev 21, is the church, the church are the people that believe God’s Son, Yeshua is the Messiah (the Christ), that don’t practice sin.

Revelation is not about our time period, everything in Revelation has already happened, everything in the New Testament has already happened.

Rev 13, the number of the beast https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/rev-13-the-number-of-the-beast/

Here is a link to my post about “new Jerusalem” https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/in-revelation-jerusalem-doesnt-have-a-physical-temple/

“Babylon” in Revelation 17 is Jerusalem https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/babylon-in-rev-17-is-jerusalem/

“Babylon” in Revelation 18 is Jerusalem https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/babylon-in-rev-18-is-jerusalem/

2 Pet 3:7 isn’t about the planet being destroyed by fire, it’s about people being destroyed by fire, after the nations (heathen world) destroyed Jerusalem, the ungodly people were destroyed by fire. Here is a link to my post that will show that the “day of the Lord” happened after Jerusalem was destroyed https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/the-day-of-the-lord-has-already-happened/

Rev 1:7, 7:14 & 11:2 all prove that Revelation was written before AD70, here is a link to my posts that will show that Revelation was written before AD70 https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/revelation-was-written-before-70ad/

The “whole world” that is spoken about in Matt 24:14, Rev 12:9 & Rev 16:14 is the Roman world, here is a link to my post that will show that Matt 24:14 & Rev 12:9 & Rev 16:14 are talking about the Roman world, not the planet https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/revelation-is-about-the-roman-world-not-the-planet/

We are not in the “last days”, here is a link to my posts that will show that we are not in the last days https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/we-are-not-in-the-last-days/

All who live in Israel are not God’s chosen people https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/israel-is-not-all-jews/

The Kingdom of God is a spiritual kingdom https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/the-kingdom-of-god/

“Babylon”, In Rev 18 Is Jerusalem

Rev 18:20 Rejoice over her, O heaven, and [you] saints, and apostles, and prophets; for God has judged her (Jerusalem) for how she treated you.

Rev 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven (the sky), having great power; and the earth (the land) was lightened with his glory.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 18:1 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

The Greek word “ouranou” for “heaven” in Rev 18:1 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 18:1 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, had the Greek word “ouranos” meaning “heavens” been used, that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great [Jerusalem] is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils [demons], and the hold of every foul [unclean] spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

The Greek word for “demons” in Rev 18:2 is neuter gender, that means that demons are not fallen angels. The Greek word for angel is masculine gender, if the Greek word for “demons” were masculine, then “demons would be fallen angels. The Bible does not support the teaching that says, “demons are fallen angels.”

Here is a link to my posts that will show that demons are not fallen angels https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/demons-are-not-fallen-angels/

The Greek word for “foul” in Revelation 18:2 is “akathartos”, “akathartos” means  “impure, unclean (tainted by sin)”, the word “akathartos” is neuter gender, an unclean spirit is a result of sin, an unclean spirit is not a fallen angel.

Rev 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth [the land] have committed fornication with her [Jerusalem], and the merchants of the earth [the land] are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 18:3 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from the heaven [the sky], saying, Come out of her [Jerusalem], my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

The Greek word “ouranou” for “heaven” in Rev 18:4-5 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 18:4-5 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, had the Greek word “ouranos” meaning “heavens” been used, that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 18:5 For her sins have reached as high as the heaven [the sky], and God hath remembered her iniquities.

Rev 18:6 Pay her [Jerusalem] back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her.

Rev 18:7 To the degree that she [Jerusalem] glorified herself, and lived in sensual, lustful behavior (self-indulgence), to same degree give her torment and mourning: for she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and will never see mourning.

Rev 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judges her [Jerusalem].

Rev 17:16 And the ten horns [the ten kings], which you saw upon the beast [the Roman Empire], these shall hate the whore [Jerusalem], and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

Rev 18:8 talks about the destruction of Jerusalem, Jerusalem was destroyed in AD 70, Rev 18:8 proves Revelation was written before AD 70. Rev 17:16, Rev 18:8, and Rev 18:9 are talking about the destruction of Jerusalem before it happened. Jerusalem had not yet been destroyed when Revelation was written.

Rev 18:9 And the kings of the earth [the land], who have committed fornication and lived in sensual, lustful behavior (self-indulgence) with her [Jerusalem], will weep, and mourn over her, when they see the smoke of her burning,

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 18:9 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon [Jerusalem], that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

The word “hour” in Rev 18:10 does not necessarily mean that Jerusalem was destroyed in 60 minutes.

The Greek word hṓra“” for the word “hour” in Rev 18:10 means properly, an hour; (figuratively) a finite “season”; limited time or opportunity to reach a goal (fulfill a purpose); a divinely pre-set time-period; a limited period to accomplish the Lord’s specific purpose, i.e. “the hour” in which specific characteristics prevail exactly like that for a limited time.

Rev 18:11 And the merchants of the earth [the land] shall weep and mourn over her [Jerusalem]; for no one buys their merchandise any more:

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 18:11 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 18:12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,

Rev 18:13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

Rev 18:14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.

Rev 18:15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off because of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning,

Rev 18:16 And saying, Alas, alas that great city [Jerusalem], that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!

Rev 18:17 For in one hour has been made desolate such great wealth. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

The word “hour” in Rev 18:17 does not necessarily mean that Jerusalem was destroyed in 60 minutes.

The Greek word hṓra“” for the word “hour” in Rev 18:17 means properly, an hour; (figuratively) a finite “season”; limited time or opportunity to reach a goal (fulfill a purpose); a divinely pre-set time-period; a limited period to accomplish the Lord’s specific purpose, i.e. “the hour” in which specific characteristics prevail exactly like that for a limited time.

Rev 17:16 And the ten horns [the ten kings], which you saw upon the beast [the Roman Empire], these shall hate the whore [Jerusalem], and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

Rev 18:17 confirms what Rev 17:16 says about Jerusalem being made “desolate”, Revelation 17:16 and Rev 18:17 are talking about the destruction of Jerusalem.

Rev 18:18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city [Jerusalem]!

Rev 18:19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and mourning, saying, Alas, alas that great city [Jerusalem], wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour she has been made desolate.

Rev 17:16, Rev 18:17 and Rev 18:19 are talking about the destruction of Jerusalem.

The word “hour” in Rev 18:19 does not necessarily mean Jerusalem was destroyed in 60 minutes.

The Greek word hṓra“” for the word “hour” in Rev 18:19 means properly, an hour; (figuratively) a finite “season”; limited time or opportunity to reach a goal (fulfill a purpose); a divinely pre-set time-period; a limited period to accomplish the Lord’s specific purpose, i.e. “the hour” in which specific characteristics prevail exactly like that for a limited time.

Rev 18:20 Rejoice over her, O heaven, and [you] saints, and apostles, and prophets; for God has judged her [Jerusalem] for how she treated you.

Rev 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon [Jerusalem] be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

Rev 18:22 And the sound of harpists, and musicians, and flute-players, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in you; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in you; and the sound of a millstone [a hand-mill used for grinding grain with a stationary, lower stone ground against an upper stone that was turned] shall be heard no more at all in you [Jerusalem];

Rev 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in you; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in you: for your merchants were the great men of the earth [the land]; for by your sorceries [seductions and deceptions of idolatry] were all nations deceived.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 18:23 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 18:24 And in her [Jerusalem] was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth [the land].

“Babylon” in Rev 18 is Jerusalem, Jerusalem made an alliance with the beast (the Roman Empire), and then the 10 kings that gave their power and authority to the Roman Empire in Rev 17:13, destroyed Jerusalem.

Some of Revelation is not written in chronological order, so it won’t make sense if one reads Revelation like one would read a book, for example Rev 17 talks about how the ten kings destroyed Jerusalem (Rev 17:16) , and then Rev 18:8 explains that the destruction of Jerusalem is God’s judgement, God used the Romans to destroy Jerusalem, and Rev 18 further describes God’s judgement on Jerusalem.

Rev 14:8 talks about the destruction of Jerusalem, so that shows the reader that some of Revelation is not written in chronological order, it is because some of Revelation is not written in chronological order that people get confused when they read Revelation.

There is only one “great city” also known as “Babylon” that is destroyed in Revelation and that city is Jerusalem. The destruction of Jerusalem happened, and then the day of the Lord happened, those 2 events are spoken about in some of the same chapters in Revelation.

When one understands that Revelation is about the destruction of Jerusalem, and that Revelation is about the day of the Lord, and that Revelation is about the new heavens and new earth that God created after the day of the Lord, then Revelation will make sense.

Revelation talks about before the destruction of Jerusalem, Revelation talks about the destruction of Jerusalem, Revelation talks about the day of the Lord, the day of the Lord happened immediately after Jerusalem was destroyed, and Revelation talks about the new heavens and new earth that God created after the day of the Lord.

The new heavens and new earth is spiritual, it is not a new planet, “new Jerusalem” in Rev 21 is the church, the church (new Jerusalem) are the people who believe Yeshua is the Messiah that don’t practice sin.

Here is a link to my post that will show that “Babylon” in Rev 17 Is Jerusalem https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/babylon-in-rev-17-is-jerusalem/

Revelation is about the Roman world, not the planet, the gospel had been preached to every creature under heaven by the time that the book of Colossians was written, Col 1:23 confirms that truth, here is a link to my post that will show that what Christ said in Matt 24:14 has already happened https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/revelation-is-about-the-roman-world-not-the-planet/

Rev 7:14 & Rev 11:2 both prove Revelation was written before AD70 https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/revelation-was-written-before-70ad/

Here is a link to my post about “new Jerusalem” https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/in-revelation-jerusalem-doesnt-have-a-physical-temple/

“Babylon”, In Rev 17 Is Jerusalem

Rev 17:1 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls then came and spoke to me, saying, Come with me! I will show you the doom (sentence, judgment) of the great harlot (idolatress) who is seated on many waters,

Rev 17:2  [She] with whom the rulers of the earth [the land] have joined in prostitution (idolatry) and with the wine of whose immorality (idolatry) the inhabitants of the earth [the land] have become intoxicated.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 17:2 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 17:3  And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns

Rev 17:4  The woman was robed in purple and scarlet and bedecked with gold, precious stones, and pearls, [and she was] holding in her hand a golden cup full of the accursed offenses and the filth of her lewdness {and} vice.

Rev 17:5  And on her forehead there was inscribed a name of mystery [with a secret symbolic meaning]: Babylon the great, the mother of prostitutes (idolatresses) and of the filth {and} atrocities {and} abominations of the earth [the land].

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 17:5 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 17:6  I also saw that the woman was drunk, [drunk] with the blood of the saints (God’s people) and the blood of the martyrs [who witnessed] for Christ. And when I saw her, I was utterly amazed {and} wondered greatly.

Rev 17:7  But the angel said to me, Why do you wonder? I will explain to you the [secret symbolic meaning of the] mystery of the woman, as well as of the beast having the seven heads and ten horns that carries her.

Rev 17:8  The beast that you saw [once] was, but [now] is no more, and it is going to come up out of the Abyss (the bottomless pit) and proceed to go to perdition. And the inhabitants of the earth [the land] whose names have not been recorded in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world will be astonished when they look at the beast because it [once] was, but [now] is no more, and it is [yet] to come.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 17:8 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

The English Bible says the beast is a “he”, but the Greek word for “beast” in Rev 17 is neuter gender, therefore the “beast” in Rev 17 is an “it”, not a “he.” The “beast” is the Roman Empire.

Rev 17:9 Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman [Jerusalem] sits,

The Greek word for “mountains” in Rev 17:9 means “mountain, hill”, so Rev 17:9 can also say, “the seven heads are seven hills” and that would be Rome.

Rev 17:10 and there are seven kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while.

Rev 17:10 talks about 7 Roman Caesars, 5 are no longer in power, one is in power, and one has not come into power, and when he comes into power, he will be in power for a little while.

Five have fallen, is a reference to the five Caesars who had died by this time, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, and Claudius. One is, which is a reference to Nero, the current emperor at the time Revelation is written.

The seventh emperor we are told is a future one who will only lead for a little while. This is a reference to Galba who reigned for seven months during 68-69 CE. However, the eighth king in Rev 17:11 is a bit of a mystery because there are two men who led for a very short time (a few months), Otho and Vitellus. The eighth emperor is more than likely Vespasian who became emperor in 69 CE.

Vespasian was once the mightiest of the Roman generals, but was banished from Nero’s presence, during the time that John was writing, because he left several times during performances while Nero was singing or fell asleep if he remained. He was brought back to power to squelch the Jewish rebellions because of an old-established belief from the Orient that men from Judea would rule the world at this time (Suetonius: De Vita Caesarum–Divus Vespasianus, Section IV). A few short years later, Vespasian became emperor.

Therefore, since Rome had struggled through the reigns of Galba, Otho, and Vitellus, Vespasian’s reign represented a resurrection of the Roman Empire’s power. Vespasian defeated most of Judea and sent his son Titus to destroy Jerusalem.

Rev 17:11 The beast [the Roman Empire] which was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is {one} of the seven, and goes into destruction.

The beast is the Roman Empire lead by Caesar, therefore the beast and Caesar are one, the beast is an “it”, and Caesar is a “he”

Rev 17:12 The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast [the Roman Empire] for one hour.

Rev 17:13 These [the ten kings] have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast [the Roman Empire]

Rev 17:14 These will wage war against the Lamb [Christ] and the Lamb will overcome them, because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with him {are the} called and chosen and faithful.

Rev 17:15 and he [the angel] said to me, the waters which you saw, where the whore [Jerusalem] sits, are peoples and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

Rev 17:16 And the ten horns [the ten kings], which you saw upon the beast [the Roman Empire], these shall hate the whore [Jerusalem], and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

The Greek text, “Textus Receptus” says, “And the ten horns, which you saw upon the beast, these shall hate the whore” and the Westcott & Hort Greek text says, “And the ten horns that you saw, and the beast, these shall hate the whore” in Rev 17:16 – the KJB (King James Bible) comes from the TR, all other English translations come from the W&H.

Since the TR was written before the W&H, I am using Rev 17:16 from the KJB.

That’s one example of how the 2 Greek New Testaments are not the same, and that shows that the Greek New Testament has been changed by man.

Rev 17:16 is talking about the destruction of Jerusalem, Jerusalem was destroyed in AD70, Revelation 17:16 proves Revelation was written before AD70.

Rev 17:17 For God has put in their hearts to fufill His will, and to agree, and give their kingdom to the beast [the Roman Empire], until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

The word “their” in Rev 17:17 is referring to the ten kings that give their power and authority to the beast (the Roman Empire) in Rev 17:13).

Rev 17:18 And the woman who you saw is the great city [Jerusalem], which reigns over the kings of the earth [the land].

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 17:18 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

“Babylon” in Rev 17 is Jerusalem, Jerusalem made an alliance with the beast (the Roman Empire), and then the 10 kings that gave their power and authority to the Roman Empire destroyed Jerusalem, that’s what Revelation 17 is about. Revelation is not about our time period.

Revelation talks about before the destruction of Jerusalem, Revelation talks about the destruction of Jerusalem, Revelation talks about the day of the Lord, the day of the Lord happened immediately after Jerusalem was destroyed, and Revelation talks about the new heavens and new earth that God created after the day of the Lord, the new heavens and new earth is spiritual, it is not a new planet, “new Jerusalem” in Rev 21 is the church, the church are the people who believe Yeshua is the Messiah that don’t practice sin.

Rev 7:14 & Rev 11:2 both prove Revelation was written before AD70 https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/revelation-was-written-before-70ad/

Here is a link to my post about “new Jerusalem” https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/in-revelation-jerusalem-doesnt-have-a-physical-temple/

Revelation 13, The Number Of The Beast = Nero

The number of the beast that is spoken of in Rev 13:18 is a number of a man, that man is Nero Caesar. The “beast” that is spoken about in Rev 13:1 is the Roman Empire led by Nero Caesar.

The English translation of Rev 13 says that the beast is a “he”, but the Greek word “therion” for the English word “beast” in Rev 13 is neuter gender, the Greek word “therion” means “a wild beast, animal”, therefore the “beast” is an “it”, not a “he”.

There are 2 beasts in Rev 13, both are neuter gender. The first beast in Rev 13 is the Roman Empire led by Caesar, the beast (the Roman Empire) is an “it” and Caesar is a “he.”

The second beast in Rev 13 is the false prophet

Rev 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon its horns ten crowns, and upon its heads the name of blasphemy.

Rev 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and its feet were as the feet of a bear, and its mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave it its power, and its seat, and great authority.

The dragon is Rome that persecuted the church in Rev 12.

The dragon (Rome) was a deceiver, false accuser, and adversary of the church, that is why Rev 12:9 says the dragon is, “that old serpent, called the devil (false accuser), and satan (adversary)”.

The serpent in Genesis 3 deceived Eve, the dragon was a deceiver like the serpent, the dragon wasn’t the serpent that deceived Eve. Everything after Rev 4:1 is a prophetic word about the future during the time of the seven churches, therefore Rev 12:9 can’t be talking about something that happened before the creation of man.

Rev 12:9 is talking about a future event that would happen during the time that the seven churches were alive.

The Greek word “diabolos” for the word “devil” means “false accuser”, Rome was a false accuser of the church, that’s why the dragon is called the devil in Rev 12:9.

The Greek word “satanas” for the word “satan” means “adversary”, Rome  was the adversary of the church, that’s why the dragon is called “satan” in Rev 12:9.

Anyone that is a deceiver is like the serpent that deceived Eve, and anyone that is a false accuser, is a devil, and anyone that is an adversary, is a satan.

The Bible doesn’t support the teaching that says, “the devil, satan is a fallen angel,” therefore the “dragon” in Revelation is not a fallen angel, the “dragon” is Rome.

Rev 1:1 makes it very clear that everything in Revelation was to happen quickly, and that everything that is written in Revelation is about things that happened after Christ’s resurrection, therefore nothing in Revelation 12 is about before the creation of man, or about before the birth of Christ.

Rev 1:1 The Revelation of Yeshua Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass [take place in quickness]

The Greek word “tachei” for the word “shortly” in Rev 1:1 means “quickness, speed, hastily, immediately”

Rev 4:1 After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in the heaven [the sky]! And the first voice which I had heard addressing me like [the calling of] a war trumpet said, Come up here, and I will show you what must take place in the future.

The Greek word “ouranou” for “heaven” in Rev 4:1 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 4:1 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word were plural then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Many people that claim to be Christian say Rev 4:1 is talking about the rapture of the church, but the Greek word for “heaven” meaning “sky” in Rev 4:1 proves that teaching is false.

The “future” that is spoken about in Rev 4:1, is the future during the time of the seven churches, not our future.

The “beast” in Rev 13:1 is the Roman Empire led by Nero Caesar, the dragon (Rome), gave the Roman Empire led by Nero its power, its seat, and its great authority.

God made Nero commit Suicide in June AD 68, after Nero’s death, the Roman Empire nearly collapsed, it was only when Vespasian came to power in AD 69, that the Roman Empire became stabilized and more powerful than ever.

Rev 13:3 And I saw one of its heads as it were wounded to death [Nero’s death]; and its deadly wound was healed [the Roman Empire led by Vespasian]: and all the world [all the earth] wondered after the beast [the Roman Empire led by Vespasian].

In Rev 13:3, the Greek text does not say, “all the world”, it says, “all the earth.”

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the word “earth” in Rev 13:3 is referring to “to the inhabitants of a region”, it is not referring to the entire planet.The inhabitants of the region, were those who lived in the Roman world. Rev 13:3 is not saying, “everyone on earth wondered after the beast (the Roman Empire).

Rev 13:3 is saying, “and all the inhabitants of the region (the Roman world) wondered after the beast (the Roman Empire).

Rev 13:4 And they worshiped the dragon [Rome] which gave power to the beast [the Roman Empire led by Nero in Rev 13:1]: and they worshiped the beast [the Roman Empire led by Vespasian], saying, Who is like unto the beast [the Roman Empire]? who is able to make war with it?

Rev 13:5 And there was given to it [the Roman Empire] a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given to it [the Roman Empire] to continue forty and two months.

“It’s a historical fact that Nero began to persecute the Christians throughout the Roman Empire in mid-November 64 AD. This intense persecution only ended when Nero committed suicide in June 68 AD. Thus he made war on the saints for a period of exactly 42 months.” – taken from “kloposmasm.com”

Rev 13:6 And it [the Roman Empire] opened its mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and them that dwell in the heaven [the sky].

The Greek word “ouranou” for “heaven” in Rev 13:6 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 13:6 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word were plural then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 13:7 And it [the Roman Empire] was given to it to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and authority was given it over every tribe, and tongue, and nation [people].

Rev 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth [the land] shall worship it [the Roman Empire], whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb [Christ] slain from the foundation of the world.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 13:8 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

Rev 13:10 He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity: he that kills with the sword [a short sword or dagger] must be killed with the sword [a short sword or dagger]. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

The Greek word ” machaira” for “sword” in Rev 13:10 means “short sword or dagger mainly used for stabbing”.

Nero committed suicide with the assistance of his scribe, by stabbing himself in the neck using a dagger.

Next, John talks about another beast, the second beast in Rev 13 is the false prophet that is cast in the lake of fire in Rev 19:20.

Rev 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth [the land]; and it had two horns like a lamb, and it spake as a dragon [Rome].

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 13:11 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 13:12 And it exercises all the power of the first beast [the Roman Empire] in the presence of it [the Roman Empire], and causes the earth [the inhabitants of the region (the Roman world)] to worship the first beast [the Roman Empire], whose deadly wound was healed [the Roman Empire led by Vespasian].

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 13:12 is referring to “to the inhabitants of a region”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 13:13 And it [the second beast (the false prophet)] works great signs, so that it makes fire come down from the heaven [the sky] to the earth [the land] in the sight of men,

The Greek word “ouranou” for “heaven” in Rev 13:13 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 13:13 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word were plural then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 13:13-14 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 13:14 And it [the second beast (the false prophet)] deceives them that dwell on the earth [the land] by the means of those miracles which it had power to do in the sight of the beast [the Roman Empire]; saying to them that dwell on the earth [the land], that they should make an image to the beast [the Roman Empire], which had the wound by a sword [Nero’s death], and did live [the Roman Empire led by Vespasian].

“Nero committed suicide before he could be captured and flogged to death. Revolts in Gaul and Spain had promised to bring Nero’s reign to an end. Almost all his staff deserted him. Nero tried to kill himself, but required the assistance of his scribe, Epaphrodite, to stab himself in the neck. Nero died at the age of 32.” – taken from “ancienthistory.about.com”

Nero was stabbed in the neck using a dagger. Rev 13:10 says, “he who kills by a short sword or dagger, will die by a short sword or dagger.”

Rev 13:15 And it [the second beast (the false prophet)] had power to give life to the image of the beast [the Roman Empire], that the image of the beast [the Roman Empire] should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast [the Roman Empire] should be killed.

Rev 13:16 And it [the second beast (the false prophet)] causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slaves, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

Rev 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, except he that had the mark, or the name of the beast [the Roman Empire], or the number of its name.

Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast [the Roman Empire] for it is the number of a man [Nero]; and its number is Six hundred and sixty-six.

In Rev 13:18 John shows who the beast is by using numbers, the numbers of Nero’s name =  666, by using a number to letter code called gematria, John was telling the seven churches that Revelation was written to, that the Roman Empire led by Nero is the beast of Rev 13:1, without saying Nero’s name.

The numerical values of the Hebrew letters of Neron Kesar (Nero Caesar) = 666.

A Hebrew spelling of Nero Caesar’s name was Nrwn Qsr.

N = 50
R =  200
W = 6
N = 50
Q = 100
S = 60
R = 200

The “mark of the beast” that is written about in Rev 13:16, means that the people pledge their allegiance to the beast, those who pledged their allegiance to Caesar, pledged their allegiance to the Roman Empire, those who pledged their allegiance to the Roman Empire, wore the mark of the Roman Empire, the number of the beast is not a “microchip”. The number of the beast has nothing to do with our time period.

The mark of the beast means that those who pledge allegiance to the Roman Empire, wear the mark of the Roman Empire, in Rev 13:1, the Roman Empire is led by Nero, God made Nero commit suicide in AD68, but all the people who continued to pledge their allegiance to the Roman Empire, wore the mark of the Roman Empire long after God had Nero kill himself.

The death of Nero was very significant, with the death of Nero, the Julio-Claudian line of emperors perished from the earth. The blood line that had given birth to, extended, stabilized, brought prosperity to, and had received worship from the Roman Empire was cut off forever. It wasn’t until Vespasian gained power in AD69 that the Roman Empire was revived and became more powerful than ever.

During the time that revelation was written Nero was in power, John used the number six hundred and sixty-six to show the seven churches that the beast is the Roman Empire, Revelation was a prophetic word for the seven churches and no one else, the number of the beast is Nero, Nero was the leader of the Roman Empire, however, the beast existed after Nero killed himself.

Clearly the Roman Empire led by Nero is not the beast that the false prophet deceived the people of the Roman world, into receiving the mark of the beast, that beast is the Roman Empire led by Vespasian, but Nero hadn’t died yet during the time that Revelation was written, so John uses Nero’s name as an identification for the beast that is spoken of in Rev 13:1. The Roman Empire is led by Caesar, therefore the Roman Empire led by Nero is the beast that Rev 13:1 speaks of.

Revelation is not about our time period, everything in Revelation has already happened, everything in the New Testament has already happened.

Revelation is about things that happened before Jerusalem was destroyed, Revelation is about the destruction of Jerusalem, Revelation is about the day of the Lord, the day of the Lord happened after Jerusalem was destroyed, and Revelation is about the “new heavens and new earth” that 2 Peter 3:13 talks about.

The “new heavens and new earth” is spiritual, it is not a new planet, “new Jerusalem” that is spoken about in Rev 21, is the church, the church are the people who believe God’s Son, Yeshua is the Messiah (the Christ), that don’t practice sin.

Here is a link to my post about “new Jerusalem” https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/in-revelation-jerusalem-doesnt-have-a-physical-temple/

“Babylon” in Revelation 17 is Jerusalem https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/babylon-in-rev-17-is-jerusalem/

“Babylon” in Revelation 18 is Jerusalem https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/babylon-in-rev-18-is-jerusalem/

2 Pet 3:7 isn’t about the planet being destroyed by fire, it’s about people being destroyed by fire, after the nations (heathen world) destroyed Jerusalem, the ungodly people were destroyed by fire. Here is a link to my post that will show that the “day of the Lord” happened after Jerusalem was destroyed https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/the-day-of-the-lord-has-already-happened/

Rev 1:7, 7:14 & 11:2 all prove that Revelation was written before AD70, here is a link to my posts that will show that Revelation was written before AD70 https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/revelation-was-written-before-70ad/

The “whole world” that is spoken about in Matt 24:14, Rev 12:9 & Rev 16:14 is the Roman world, here is a link to my post that will show that Matt 24:14 & Rev 12:9 & Rev 16:14 are talking about the Roman world, not the planet https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/revelation-is-about-the-roman-world-not-the-planet/

We are not in the “last days”, here is a link to my posts that will show that we are not in the last days https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/we-are-not-in-the-last-days/

All who live in Israel are not God’s chosen people https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/israel-is-not-all-jews/

The Kingdom of God is a spiritual kingdom https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/the-kingdom-of-god/

Revelation 3:10 Is About The Roman World

Revelation was written to only 7 churches that existed during the time Revelation was written, therefore Revelation isn’t about our time period. Rev 3:10 proves the truth that Revelation is about the Roman world, not the planet.

Rev 1:1  [This is] the revelation of Yeshua Christ [his unveiling of the divine mysteries]. God gave it to Christ to disclose {and} make known to His [God’s] bond servants certain things which must shortly {and} speedily come to pass in their entirety.

Rev 1:4  John to the seven assemblies (churches) that are in Asia

Rev 1:11  Write promptly what you see (your vision) in a book and send it to the seven churches {which are in Asia}–to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.

Rev 3:7  to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Philadelphia write: These are the words of the Holy One, the True One, He Who has the key of David, Who opens and no one shall shut, Who shuts and no one shall open:

Rev 3:8  I know your [record of] works {and} what you are doing. See! I have set before you a door wide open which no one is able to shut; I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept [guarded, didn’t change] my Word and have not renounced {or} denied my name.

Rev 3:9  Take note! I will make those of the synagogue of satan [the adversary] who say they are Jews and are not, but lie–behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet and learn {and} acknowledge that I have loved you.

Rev 3:10  Because you have kept [guarded, didn’t change] my word of patient endurance [have held fast the lesson of my patience with the expectant endurance that I give you], I also will keep [guard] you from the hour of trial (testing) which is about to happen to the whole world [the Roman world] to try those dwelling upon the earth [land].

The Greek word, “oikoumene” for the words “whole world” in Rev 3:10 is referring to the Roman world, not the planet. When that truth is understood, the reader can clearly see that Christ is not saying, “I will keep [guard] you from the hour of trial which is about to happen to everyone on the planet”, which shows the reader that Revelation is not talking about the planet, Revelation is talking about the Roman World that existed during the time that Revelation was written.

For many years I believed Revelation is about things that would happen during our time period because that is what the majority of people who claim to be Christian teach, but upon further study of Revelation it’s very clear that Revelation is not about our time period, that Revelation is about things that were about to happen during the time that the seven churches in Asia were alive.

The gospel had been preached to every creature under heaven by the time that Colossians was written, here is a link to my post that will show that the gospel has already been preached, that the tribulation has already happened, that the day of the Lord has already happened and that Revelation is not written about our time period https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/revelation-is-about-the-roman-world-not-the-planet/

In Revelation 21 “new Jerusalem” doesn’t have a physical temple, which means that the temple doesn’t have to be rebuilt in Jerusalem before Christ returns, here is a link to my post that will show that “new Jerusalem” that is spoken about in Rev 21 is happening now https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/in-revelation-jerusalem-doesnt-have-a-physical-temple/

Revelation 20, “A Thousand Years” Isn’t A Literal 1000 Years

Before I talk about Rev 20, it’s important to understand who, or what the “dragon” is in Rev 20, and to do that we have to go back to Rev 12. Rev 12:3 shows that the “dragon” in Rev 20 is Rome, not a fallen angel.

Rev 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in [the] heaven [the sky]; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

The Greek word “ourano” for “heaven” in Rev 12:3 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 12:3 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word were plural then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 12:3 is a description of Rome.

Rev 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven [the sky], and did cast them to the earth [the land]:

The Greek word “ouranou” for “heaven” in Rev 12:4 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 12:4 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word were plural then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 12:4 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 12:7 And there was war in [the] heaven [the sky]: Michael and his angels  [messengers] fought against the dragon [Rome]; and the dragon [Rome] fought and his angels [messengers],

The Greek word “ourano” for “heaven” in Rev 12:7-8 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 12:7-8 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word were plural then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 12:8 and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in [the] heaven [the sky].

The dragon (Rome) was a deceiver, false accuser, and adversary of the church, that is why Rev 12:9 says the dragon is, “the ancient serpent, called the devil (false accuser), and satan (adversary)”.

The serpent in Genesis 3 deceived Eve, the dragon (Rome) was a deceiver like the serpent, the dragon wasn’t the serpent that deceived Eve.

Everything after Rev 4:1 is a prophetic word about the future during the time of the seven churches, therefore Rev 12 can’t be talking about anything that happened before the creation of man.

Rev 12 is talking about future events that would happen during the time that the seven churches were alive.

The Greek word “diabolos” for the word “devil” means “false accuser”, Rome was a false accuser of the church, that’s why the dragon is called the devil in Rev 12:9.

The Greek word “satanas” for the word “satan” means “adversary”, Rome was the adversary of the church, that’s why the dragon is called “satan” in Rev 12:9.

Anyone that is a deceiver is like the ancient serpent that deceived Eve, and anyone that is a false accuser, is a devil, and anyone that is an adversary, is a satan.

2 Cor. 11:3-5 proves the serpent is not a fallen angel. Anyone that says they are from God who does not speak the truth that God had the Apostles speak is just like the serpent that deceived Eve. Rome was a deceiver, therefore the dragon (Rome) is “the ancient serpent”.

2 Cor. 11:3  But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity {of devotion} to Christ.

2 Cor. 11:4  For [you seem readily to endure it] if a man comes and preaches another Yeshua [Christ] than the One we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the [Spirit] you [once] received or a different gospel from the one you [then] received {and} welcomed; you tolerate [all that] well enough!

2 Cor. 11:5  Yet I consider myself as in no way inferior to these [precious] extra-super [false] apostles.

The Bible doesn’t support the teaching that says, “the devil, satan is a fallen angel,” therefore the “dragon” in Revelation is not a fallen angel, the “dragon” is Rome.

Rev. 12:9  And the great dragon [Rome] was cast out, the ancient serpent [the deceiver], called the devil [false accuser], and satan [adversary], which deceives the whole world [oikoumene – the Roman world], he was cast out to the earth [the land], and his angels [messengers] were cast out with him.

The Greek word “oikoumene” for the words “whole world” in Rev 12:9 is referring to the Roman world, it is not referring to the entire planet. Rev 12:9 is saying the dragon (Rome) deceives the Roman world, Rev 12:9 is not saying the dragon (Rome) deceives everyone on the planet.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 12:9 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 1:1 makes it very clear that everything in Revelation was to happen quickly, and that everything that is written in Revelation is about things that happened after Christ’s resurrection, therefore nothing in Revelation 12 is about before the creation of man, or about before the birth of Christ.

Rev 1:1 The Revelation of Yeshua Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass [take place in quickness]

The Greek word “tachei” for the word “shortly” in Rev 1:1 means “quickness, speed, hastily, immediately”

Rev 4:1 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in [the] heaven [the sky]! And the first voice which I had heard addressing me like [the calling of] a war trumpet said, Come up here, and I will show you what must take place in the future [take place after these things].

“After these things” in Rev 4:1 is referring to after what Rev 1-3 says.

The Greek word “ouranou” for “heaven” in Rev 4:1 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 4:1 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word were plural then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Many people that claim to be Christian say Rev 4:1 is talking about the rapture of the church, but the Greek word for “heaven” meaning “sky” in Rev 4:1 proves that teaching is false.

Everything that happens after Rev 4 in Revelation is a prophetic word for the seven churches about their future, not our future.

So, now that we know that the dragon in Rev 20 is Rome, now we can read what happens to the dragon (Rome) in Rev 20.

Rev 20:1 And I saw an angel [messenger] come down from [the] heaven [the sky], having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

The Greek word “ouranou” for “heaven” in Rev 20:1 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 20:1 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word were plural then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon [Rome], the ancient serpent [the deceiver], which is the devil [false accuser], and satan [adversary], and bound him a thousand years,

The word “thousand” is also used in the Old Testament, and it’s not used to mean a literal thousand, it’s used to show totality.

Psalm 50:10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.

The point being communicated in Psalm 50:10 is “totality”, not mathematics.

“Does God not own all the cattle? Does God not own all of the hills,  including the thousand and first hill as well? Psalm 50:10 has nothing to do with “cattle”, nothing to do with a mathematical “thousand”, and nothing to do with “hills”. So, likewise, neither does “a thousand years” have anything to do with the numeric value of a “thousand”, and the multiplication of 365 day periods of time.” – From Bibleprophecyfulfilled.com Thousand Year Reign (Pg. 2)

Rev 1:1 says that everything in Revelation was to happen quickly, therefore “a thousand years” can’t be a literal 1000 years, instead “a thousand years” is symbolic for something else.

Rev 20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit [an abyss of captivity], and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations [the heathen world] no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

The 1000 years in Rev 20:3 = “fulness of time”

The fulness of time ended after the gospel had been preached to the Roman world.  After the gospel was preached to the Roman world, then the end of the age of the law happened.

The Greek word “ethnos” for the word “nations” in Rev 20:3 is referring to the heathen world, the heathen world are non Jews.

Rev 20:3 is saying, the dragon (Rome) will not be able to stop the preaching of the gospel to the heathen world (the Roman world), until the gospel has been preached to the Roman world. After the gospel was preached to the Roman world, Rome was allowed to deceive the Roman world again.

The gospel had been preached to the Roman world by the time that the book of Colossians was written (Col 1:23)

It is said that the book of Colossians was written in 57 AD or 62 AD. Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD.

Col 1:23 Be not moved away from the hope of the gospel which was preached to every creature under [the] heaven [the sky], of which I Paul am made a minister.

After the gospel was preached to the Roman world, Rome was allowed to continue deceiving the nations [the heathen world, non-Jews] (Rev 20:7).

Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Yeshua, and for the word of God [the preaching of the gospel], and which had not worshiped the beast [the beast is the Roman Empire empowered by Rome], neither its image, neither had received its mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

“a thousand years” in Rev 20:4 means a time of complete reigning with Christ.

Please notice in Rev 20:4 it says that the souls of them who were beheaded reigned with Christ a thousand years, it does not say, “Christ reigned a thousand years.”

Those who were beheaded were killed by the Roman Empire

Rev 20:5 But the rest of the dead [those who were not born from above, who died] lived not again until the thousand years [the fulness of time] were finished. This is the first resurrection.

The fulness of time was fulfilled after the gospel had been preached to the Roman world. After the gospel was preached, God had the Romans destroy Jerusalem, and then after God had the Romans destroy Jerusalem, God destroyed the ungodly people by fire.

Rev 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years [a complete reign with Christ].

Rev 20:6 proves the truth Christ is not God.

Rev 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired [the fulness of time is expired], satan [the adversary (Rome)] shall be loosed out of his prison,

Rev 20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations [the heathen world (the Roman world)] which are in the four quarters of the earth [the land], Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

The Greek word “ethnos” for the word “nations” in Rev 20:8 is referring to the heathen world, the heathen world are non Jews.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 20:8-9 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 20:9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth [the land], and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of [the] heaven [the sky], and devoured them.

The Greek word “ouranou” for “heaven” in Rev 20:9 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 20:9 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word were plural then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 20:9-10 talks about the ungodly people that God will destroy by fire, that 2 Pet 3:7 talks about, that event is called “the day of the Lord”, the day of the Lord happened immediately after Jerusalem was destroyed, Jerusalem was destroyed in AD 70, which means that the day of the Lord has already happened.

Rev 20:10 And the devil [false accuser (Rome)] that deceived them [the heathen world] was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast [the Roman Empire that was given it’s authority from the leaders of Rome] and the false prophet [the second beast of Rev 13] are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Rev 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and Him [God] that sat on it, from whose face the earth [the land] and [the] heaven [the sky] fled away; and there was found no place for them.

It’s important to understand that God is a Spirit (Jn 4:24), therefore everything that John is seeing is in the Spirit, the throne is not a literal throne, Revelation is a description of what John sees in the Spirit, God is invisible, God is not sitting on a literal throne that can be seen.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 20:11 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

The Greek word “ouranos” for “heaven” in Rev 20:11 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 20:11 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word were plural then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell [hades (the invisible realm in which all the dead reside)] delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

Rev 20:14 And death and hell [hades (the invisible realm in which all the dead reside ] were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Rev 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Rev 20:15 talks about the ungodly people that God will destroy by fire that 2 Pet 3:7 talks about, that event is called “the day of the Lord”, the day of the Lord happened immediately after Jerusalem was destroyed, Jerusalem was destroyed in AD 70, which means that the day of the Lord has already happened.

2 Pet 3:7 isn’t about the planet being destroyed by fire, it’s about people being destroyed by fire, after the Romans destroyed Jerusalem, God destroyed the ungodly people by fire. In 2 Peter 3:6, the Greek word for “world” is “kosmos”, “kosmos” means ” the world, universe; worldly affairs; the inhabitants of the world; adornment.”

Since Noah wasn’t killed in the flood, God didn’t destroy the planet, 2 Peter 3:6 isn’t saying God destroyed the planet in the flood, 2 Peter 3:6 is saying God destroyed the people in the flood, likewise 2 Peter 3:7 isn’t talking about the planet being destroyed by fire, 2 Peter 3:7 is talking about people being destroyed by fire, the “ungodly people” that are spoken of in 2 Peter 3:7 were destroyed by fire immediately after Jerusalem was destroyed Jerusalem was destroyed in AD 70, “the day of the Lord” happened immediately after Jerusalem was destroyed (Matt 24:29-30).

2 Peter 3:6 is talking about the flood

2 Pet 3:6  Through which the world [kosmos – the inhabitants of the world] that then [existed] was deluged with water and perished.

The words “heavens and earth” in 2 Peter 3:7 are referring to the world system, they are not referring to the planet. The ungodly people were the world system that God destroyed by fire, that world system was destroyed immediately after Jerusalem was destroyed in AD 70.

2 Pet 3:7  But by the same word the present heavens and earth have been stored up (reserved) for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly people.

Revelation is about things that happened before Jerusalem was destroyed, Revelation is about the destruction of Jerusalem, Revelation is about the day of the Lord, the day of the Lord happened after Jerusalem was destroyed, and Revelation talks about the “new heavens and new earth (new Jerusalem)” that 2 Peter 3:13 talks about.

2 Pet 3:13 But according to his promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth [new Jerusalem], in which righteousness dwells.

The word “we” in 2 Peter 3:13 is referring to the people that the author of 2 Pet was writing to at the time that 2 Pet was written, the word “we” is not referring to this time period.

The “new heavens and a new earth (new Jerusalem)” that is spoken of in 2 Pet 3:13 doesn’t mean that there won’t be people still living in sin on earth, Revelation 21 & 22 never say everyone obeys God after the new heavens and new earth are created, Rev 21 & 22 make it very clear that the “new heavens and a new earth” that is spoken of 2 Peter 3:13 is not a new planet where everyone obeys God.

Rev 21:27  and nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it [new Jerusalem (the new heavens and new earth)], but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Rev 22:14  Blessed (happy and to be envied) are those who cleanse their garments, that they may have the authority {and} right to [approach] the tree of life and to enter through the gates into the city [new Jerusalem (the new heavens and new earth)].

Rev 22:15  [But] outside new Jerusalem [the new heavens and new earth] are the dogs and those who practice sorceries (magic arts) the sexually immoral [anyone who has sex outside of marriage] and the murderers [those who commit unjustified, intentional homicide] and idolaters [those who worship an image] and everyone who loves and deals in falsehood (untruth, false religion, the false church).

Everything that is spoken about in Rev 21 & 22 is happening now, “new Jerusalem (the new heavens and new earth)” is spiritual, all who believe Yeshua is the Messiah that don’t practice sin, enter new Jerusalem, and all who practice sin do not enter new Jerusalem.

1 Jn 5:1  Whoever believes that Yeshua is the Messiah is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 Jn 3:9  No one born of God practices sin, because His seed [the Holy Spirit] abides in him or her; and he or she cannot sin, because he or she is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 Jn 5:18  We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God [born of the Spirit] does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over {and} protects him [Christ’s divine presence (the Holy Spirit) within him who is born of the Spirit preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one [the natural man] does not lay hold (get a grip) on him {or} touch [him].

Revelation is not about our time period, everything in Revelation has already happened, everything in the New Testament has already happened.

In Rev 13, the number of the beast = Nero https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/rev-13-the-of-the-beast-nero/

The “whore” in Rev 19 is Jerusalem https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/the-whore-in-rev-19-is-jerusalem/

Here is a link to my post about “new Jerusalem” https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/in-revelation-jerusalem-doesnt-have-a-physical-temple/

“Babylon” in Revelation 17 is Jerusalem https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/babylon-in-rev-17-is-jerusalem/

“Babylon” in Revelation 18 is Jerusalem https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/babylon-in-rev-18-is-jerusalem/

2 Pet 3:7 isn’t about the planet being destroyed by fire, it’s about people being destroyed by fire, after the nations (heathen world) destroyed Jerusalem, the ungodly people were destroyed by fire. Here is a link to my post that will show that the “day of the Lord” happened after Jerusalem was destroyed https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/the-day-of-the-lord-has-already-happened/

Rev 1:7, 7:14 & 11:2 all prove that Revelation was written before AD70, here is a link to my posts that will show that Revelation was written before AD70 https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/revelation-was-written-before-70ad/

The “whole world” that is spoken about in Matt 24:14, Rev 12:9 & Rev 16:14 is the Roman world, here is a link to my post that will show that Matt 24:14 & Rev 12:9 & Rev 16:14 are talking about the Roman world, not the planet https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/revelation-is-about-the-roman-world-not-the-planet/

We are not in the “last days”, here is a link to my posts that will show that we are not in the last days https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/we-are-not-in-the-last-days/

All who live in Israel are not God’s chosen people https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/israel-is-not-all-jews/

The Kingdom of God is a spiritual kingdom https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/the-kingdom-of-god/

Rev 11:2 Proves Revelation Was Written Before AD 70

Rev 11:2 Leave out the court which is outside the temple & don’t measure it, for it has been given to the nations; & they will tread under foot the holy city (Jerusalem) for 42 months. Rev 11:2 is talking about the destruction of Jerusalem before Jerusalem was destroyed, Rev 11:2 proves Revelation was written before AD 70. Jerusalem was destroyed in AD 70.

The teaching that says, “Revelation was written after AD 70″ doesn’t agree with Rev 11:2.

Rev 4:1 proves the truth that everything in Revelation hadn’t happened before Revelation was written, which means Revelation wasn’t written after the destruction of Jerusalem.

Rev 4:1  After these things I looked, and behold, a door {standing} open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like {the sound} of a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.”

Rev 11:1  A reed [as a measuring rod] was then given to me, [shaped] like a staff, and I was told: Rise up and measure the sanctuary of God and the altar [of incense], and [number] those who worship there.

Rev 11:2  But leave out of your measuring the court outside the sanctuary of God; omit that, for it is given over to the Nations, and they will trample the holy city [Jerusalem] underfoot for 42 months (three and one-half years).

Lk 21:6 & Lk 21:20 are talking about the destruction of Jerusalem. The “tribulation” that is spoken of in Matt 24:21 is the destruction of Jerusalem.

It took the Romans three and a half years to destroy Jerusalem.

Lk 21:6  As for all this that you [thoughtfully] look at, the time will come when there shall not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.

Lk 21:20  But when you [the disciples] see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know {and} understand that her desolation has come near.

Matt 24:21  For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be

Matt 24:34  Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.

The statement, “this generation will not pass until all these things take place” in Matt 24:34 is referring to the time period of the disciples, it is not referring to our time period, we are not that generation, we are not in the “last days”.

The truth is, Revelation was not written for this time period, Revelation was written to only seven churches in Asia that were alive during the time that Revelation was written (Rev 1:4 & Rev 1:11).

Rev 1:4  John to the seven churches which are in Asia

Rev 1:11 what you see, write in a book, and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.”

Everything that is written in Revelation was to happen quickly (Rev 1:1, Rev 22:10, Rev 22:12 & Rev 22:20).

Rev 1:1  The Revelation of Yeshua Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

Rev 22:10  “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.”

Rev 22:12  “Behold, I [Christ] am coming quickly, and my reward {is} with me, to render to every man according to what he has done.”

Revelation was written before AD 70, that means that everything in Revelation has already happened.

Anyone that says Revelation is about this time period is adding to the book, Rev 22:18 is a warning to anyone that adds to the book.

Rev 22:18  I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book;

Rev 22:19  and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.

Rev 22:20  He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly. Amen. Come, Lord Yeshua.

There is another verse in Revelation that proves Revelation was written before AD 70, that verse is Rev 1:7, here is a link to my post about Rev 1:7, this link will also lead to more links to my posts that will show that Matt 24:14 does not say the gospel has to be preached to everyone on the planet & then the planet will be destroyed, & that will show that we are not in the last days, & that will show that the tribulation & the day of the Lord has already happened https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/rev-17-proves-revelation-was-written-before-ad70/