The following vision excerpt from John the Revelator below:
1 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels who had seven plagues, which are the last, because in them the wrath of God is finished.
2 And I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had been victorious over the beast and his image and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, holding harps of God.
3 And they sang
by Truthinlove on Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I'm not going to comment too much on these verses, as they speak for themselves. Scripture supports the traditional pre-wrath rapture view. For more commentary you can read my other blog on the rapture.
Compare these Scriptures.....
The well-known rapture passage
1 Thess. 4:15 - 5:2 "For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until
For the record, I would like to assure the saints that I believe that Christ's second coming is future from now.
However, Christ Jesus our Lord commanded John the Revelator to write what he saw (and heard, etc.) and send it to seven Asian Churches of the first century.
So, if the text of what John wrote to the 7 Asian Churches did not have meaning for their first-century time frame, then there is no real point to the book of Revelation in general.
I'm sure that we all remember the reasons for Judah's captivity in Babylon to begin with:
II Chron. 36
15 The LORD, the God of their fathers, sent word to them again and again by His messengers, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place;
16 but they continually mocked the messengers of God, despised His words and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, until there was no remedy.
From time to time, the notion that "The Beast" of the book of Revelation is only a future entity from now is given a great consideration by the saints.
However, the witness/martyr Saint Stephen was killed in the 1st century.
And Revelation 18:24 states the following:
24 “And in her (Mystery Babylon) was found the blood of prophets and of saints and of all who have been slain on the earth.”