The Last Days, Were The Last Days Of The Age Of The Law

The last days began on the day of Pentecost and ended when the temple was destroyed in 70AD, we are not in the last days.

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say, “we are in the last days, so the gospel needs to be preached to everyone on the planet, and then God will destroy the planet by fire”, that teaching doesn’t agree with the truth that is in the Greek New Testament.

The English New Testament comes from the Greek New Testament, if the English New Testament does not agree with what the Greek New Testament says, then it is not the truth. There are words in the English New Testament that have been translated wrong, and because of that wrong translation, people have been led to believe things that are false, that is the case with Matt 24:14, Titus 2:13 & 2 Peter 3:7.

In Acts 2:16-36 the Apostles start preaching the gospel to the Jews and then later in the book of Acts the gospel is preached to the Roman world, once the gospel was preached to the Roman world, the end of the age happened.

The term “last days” in the New Testament is referring to the time period between the time that the gospel was preached and the end of the age of the law.

Acts 2:16 – But [instead] this is [the beginning of] what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

Acts 2:17 – And it shall come to pass in the last days, God declares, that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all mankind [upon all who are chosen by God], and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels] and your young men shall see visions (divinely granted appearances), and your old men shall dream [divinely suggested] dreams.

Acts 2:18 – Yes, and on My menservants also and on My maidservants in those days I will pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels and predicting future events pertaining especially to God’s kingdom].

Acts 2:19 – And I will show wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth beneath, blood and fire and smoking vapor;

Acts 2:20 – The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the obvious day of the Lord comes–that great and notable {and} conspicuous and renowned [day].

Acts 2:21 – And it shall be that whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord [invoking, adoring, and worshiping the Lord–Christ] shall be saved.

Acts 2:22 – You men of Israel, listen to what I have to say: Eashoa of Nazareth, a man accredited {and} pointed out {and} shown forth {and} commended {and} attested to you by God by the mighty works and [the power of performing] wonders and signs which God worked through him [right] in your midst, as you yourselves know–

Acts 2:23 – This Eashoa, when delivered up according to the definite {and} fixed purpose {and} settled plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified {and} put out of the way [killing him] by the hands of lawless {and} wicked men.

Acts 2:24 – [But] God raised him up, liberating him from the pangs of death, seeing that it was not possible for him to continue to be controlled {or} retained by it.

Acts 2:25 – For David says in regard to him, I saw the Lord constantly before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken {or} overthrown {or} cast down [from my secure and happy state].

Acts 2:26 – Therefore my heart rejoiced and my tongue exulted exceedingly; moreover, my flesh also will dwell in hope [will encamp, pitch its tent, and dwell in hope in anticipation of the resurrection].

Acts 2:27 – For You will not abandon my soul, leaving it helpless in Hades (the state of departed spirits), nor let Your holy One know decay {or} see destruction [of the body after death].

Acts 2:28 – You have made known to me the ways of life; You will enrapture me [diffusing my soul with joy] with {and} in Your presence.

Acts 2:29 – Brethren, it is permitted me to tell you confidently {and} with freedom concerning the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.

Acts 2:30 – Being however a prophet, and knowing that God had sealed to him with an oath that He would set one of his descendants on his throne, [II Sam. 7:12-16; Ps. 132:11.]

Acts 2:31 – He, foreseeing this, spoke [by foreknowledge] of the resurrection of the Christ (Eashoa the Messiah) that he was not deserted [in death] {and} left in Hades (the state of departed spirits), nor did his body know decay {or} see destruction.

Acts 2:32 – This Eashoa, God raised up, and of that all we [his disciples] are witnesses.

Acts 2:33 – Being therefore lifted high by {and} to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promised [blessing which is the] Holy Spirit, He has made this outpouring which you yourselves both see and hear.

Acts 2:34 – For David did not ascend into the heavens; yet he himself says, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand {and} share My throne.

Acts 2:35 – Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.

Acts 2:36 – Therefore let the whole house of Israel recognize beyond all doubt {and} acknowledge assuredly that God has made him both Lord and Christ (the Messiah)–this Eashoa whom you crucified.

The “day of the Lord” that is spoken of in Acts 2:20 is the Lord’s judgement that the Messiah said would happen after the tribulation that is mentioned in Matt 24:21, that judgement happened in 70AD after Jerusalem was destroyed.

The gospel had to be preached to the Jews and to the Roman world and then the end of the age would happen, that’s what Matthew 24:14 in the Greek text says. The age that ended is the age of the law, that age ended when the temple was destroyed in 70AD.

The last days began on the day of Pentecost and ended when the temple was destroyed in 70AD, we are not in the last days.

The gospel was preached to every creature under heaven by the time that the book of Colossians was written, that means that everything in Matt 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21:5-33 has already happened.

Matt 24:14 – And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the Roman world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end of the age come.

Col 1:23 – If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say, “we are in the last days, so the gospel needs to be preached to everyone on the planet, and then God will destroy the planet by fire”, that teaching doesn’t agree with the truth that is in the Greek New Testament.

The English New Testament comes from the Greek New Testament, if the English New Testament does not agree with what the Greek New Testament says, then it is not the truth. There are words in the English New Testament that have been translated wrong, and because of that wrong translation, people have been led to believe things that are false, that is the case with Matt 24:14, Titus 2:13 & 2 Peter 3:7.

Here is a link to my post that will show that the English New Testament translated Titus 2:13 wrong, and because of that wrong translation, people have been led to believe something false about that verse https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/the-english-bible-isnt-the-true-word-of-god/

We are not in the last days.

The teaching that says, “the day of the Lord is still to come” is false.
The teaching that says, “the tribulation is still to come” is false.
The teaching that says, “we are in the last days” is false.

The teaching that says, “the gospel has to be preached to everyone on the planet and then the planet will be destroyed” is false.

A Christian is someone that is led by the Holy Spirit, no one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say, “we are in the last days”, or say, “the gospel has to be preached to everyone on the planet, and then the planet will be destroyed by fire”, or say, “the tribulation and day of the Lord are still to come”, because that doesn’t agree with the truth that is written in the Bible. No one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say something that does not agree with the truth that is written in the Bible.

If someone claims to be Christian and says something that is not true, the person is not led by the Holy Spirit, the person is led by the flesh, those who are led by the flesh are not the children of God.

Romans 8:14 – For as many as are led by the Spirit of God [the Holy Spirit], they are the children of God.

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say it is ok for there to be different denominations in the church, that it is ok for a Christian to believe something different than what another Christian believes, but the Bible does not support different denominations in the church, 1 Corinthians 1:10 says that the church is supposed to believe the same thing.

1 Cor. 1:10 – But I urge {and} entreat you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Eashoa the Messiah, that all of you be in perfect harmony {and} full agreement in what you say, and that there be no dissensions {or} factions {or} divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in your common understanding and in your opinions {and} judgments.

Hebrews 1:2 proves the Apostles were in the last days, here is a link to my post that show why we are not in the last days https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/20/we-are-not-in-the-last-days/

Luke 21 proves the tribulation was the destruction of Jerusalem, here is a link to my posts that will show why a Christian believes the tribulation has already happenedhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-believes-the-tribulation-has-already-happened/

Matt 24 & Rev 12:9 are both talking about the Roman world, here is a link to my post that will show why Matt 24 & Rev 24 are talking about the Roman worldhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/matt-24-isnt-about-the-end-of-the-planet/

The Day Of The Lord that is spoken about in 2 Peter 3:7 happened after Jerusalem was destroyed, 2 Peter 3:7 is not talking about the planet being destroyed by fire, it’s talking about people being destroyed by fire, the ungodly people were destroyed by fire immediately after Jerusalem was destroyed, here is a link that will show why 2 Peter 3:7 is not talking about the planet being destroyed by firehttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/the-day-of-the-lord-has-already-happened/

In Revelation 18, Babylon 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 angelshttps://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 Jerusalemhttps://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 happenedhttps://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 AD70https://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/

Rev 17, “Babylon” 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 AD70https://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/

Rev 11:2 Proves Revelation Was Written Before 70 AD

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/

New Jerusalem Doesn’t Have A Physical Temple

In Rev 21 Jerusalem doesn’t have a physical temple, which means that a temple doesn’t need to be built in Jerusalem, for Christ to return.

For many years I believed the land in the Middle East is “Israel” that is spoken about in the Bible, because that is what the majority of people that claim to be Christian teach, and because I believed that teaching, I believed that there needs to be a new temple built in Jerusalem before Christ returns, but the Bible doesn’t agree with that teaching.

Rev 21:1  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

Rev  21:2  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Rev 21:10  And he [the angel] carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

Rev 21:22  And I saw no temple therein [in new Jerusalem]: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb [Christ] are the temple of it.

In Revelation 21, Jerusalem is spiritual, the Jerusalem that is spoken about in Rev 21 is happening now, new Jerusalem are the people throughout the world that believe Yeshua is the Messiah (Christ) that don’t practice sin.

Rev 21:24  And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it:

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

Since the temple was destroyed in AD70, that proves that the New Testament was not written for this time period, “new Jerusalem” doesn’t have a physical temple, since Rev 11:2 speaks about the temple before it was destroyed, that proves that Revelation was written before AD 70, and since the temple was destroyed that proves that everything in the New Testament has already happened.

Everything in Revelation has already happened,

Revelation is about things that were to happen before the destruction of Jerusalem,  Revelation is about the destruction of Jerusalem, Revelation is about the day of the Lord, which happened after the destruction of Jerusalem, and Revelation is about the new world system that God created after the day of the Lord.

The new world system is spiritual, the “new heavens and a new earth” that is spoken of in 2 Pet 3:13 is “new Jerusalem” that is spoken of in Rev 21, all who believe Yeshua is the Messiah that don’t practice sin are the new world system (new heavens and a new earth) that is spoken about in 2 Peter 3:13.

2 Pet 3:13  But we look for new heavens and a new earth [a new world system] according to his promise, in which righteousness (uprightness, freedom from sin, and right standing with God) is to abide.

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 spirit of the natural man] does not lay hold (get a grip) on him {or} touch [him].

The teaching that says, “the tribulation hasn’t happened” is false.

The teaching that says, “the day of the Lord hasn’t happened” is false.
The teaching that says, “we are in the last days” is false.

The teaching that says, “Revelation was written before AD70″ is false.

The teaching that says, “the gospel has to be preached to everyone on the planet, and then the planet will be destroyed” is false.

In the world today there are many people who claim to be Christian that say, “the temple needs to be rebuilt, before Christ’s return”, Revelation 21 doesn’t agree with that teaching.

A Christian is someone who is led by the Holy Spirit, no one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say, “the temple needs to be rebuilt, before Christ’s return,” because that doesn’t agree with Revelation 21.

Anyone that claims to be Christian that says, “the temple needs to be rebuilt, before Christ’s return,” doesn’t speak the truth, those who claim to be Christian that don’t speak the truth are either deceived, or not born from above (born of the Spirit).

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 AD70https://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 dayshttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/we-are-not-in-the-last-days/

All who live in Israel are not God’s chosen peoplehttps://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/

Revelation 20, “A Thousand Years” Isn’t A Literal 1,000 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 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 AD70https://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 dayshttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/we-are-not-in-the-last-days/

All who live in Israel are not God’s chosen peoplehttps://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/