Are You Part of the 144,000?

Chapter 7 is one of the more misunderstood chapters of Revelation. Even though the book says it is “signified” (Revelation 1:1), many take what is written in the book literally instead of figuratively. For example, I’ve talked to some who read chapter 7 and conclude there will be only 144,000 souls in heaven when all is said and done. I’ve talked to others who think that in the end only 144,000 from the nation of Israel will be saved. Such is not the case.… Read More Are You Part of the 144,000?

Edification From Revelation: What Does “666” Really Mean?? (Part 3)

Yesterday I wrote Part 1 of a study on the biblical meaning of 666, and earlier today I wrote Part 2 which delved into the biblical meaning behind the symbolism of the two beasts mentioned in Revelation 13.  This final article will focus on determining the meaning behind the symbolic number itself.  Before starting it… Read More Edification From Revelation: What Does “666” Really Mean?? (Part 3)

Edification From Revelation: What Does “666” Really Mean?? (Part 2)

Yesterday I wrote Part 1 of an article that studies the biblical meaning of the infamous symbol “666” in Revelation.  That article focused mainly on how people view the number, the various erroneous interpretations commonly given to it, and biblical principles we need to keep in mind in order to come to the correct conclusions… Read More Edification From Revelation: What Does “666” Really Mean?? (Part 2)

Edification From Revelation: What Does “666” Really Mean?? (Part 1)

666.  The number of the beast. A while back I wrote on Facebook that I was going to preach about 666, and the first thing my mother-in-law wrote in response was, “Scary number!”  To a lot of people, the number 666 IS a scary number. In fact, 666 even has its own clinical phobia.  Hexakosiohexekontahexaphobia. … Read More Edification From Revelation: What Does “666” Really Mean?? (Part 1)

Edification From Revelation: “Worthy Are You…” (Chapters 4-5)

Revelation has always been a book we understandably hesitate to study, considering that the book was “signified” (Rev. 1:1), i.e., written in symbolic language that is difficult to understand and of which are many interpretations vastly different from each other.  However, interpretation of Revelation might be less difficult than we think.  After all, we are… Read More Edification From Revelation: “Worthy Are You…” (Chapters 4-5)