What is the seventy weeks prophecy in Daniel 9?

The time of Christ’s first coming and the main events in the Savior’s lifework was given by the angel Gabriel to Daniel. “Seventy weeks,” said the angel, “are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and … Read more
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When is the “End of the World” or “Doomsday”?

We cannot know the exact day and hour of Christ’s return (Matthew 24:36). But the Bible describes the condition of affairs at the end of the time in the following passages: A. Capital-labor troubles “The hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and … Read more
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What does the number 666 in Revelation stand for?

There are 11 points in Revelation 13 that identify the Beast. One of these points is the mysterious 666 that identifies the beast’s office and name (Rev. 13:18) . God says to count the number of the beast’s name and that it is the number of a man. When we think of the papacy, we see the … Read more
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What are the four horsemen of Revelation 6?

The four horsemen of the Apocalypse that are described in Revelation chapter 6, verses 1-8 are symbolic descriptions of successive phases in the history of the church on earth. The first horseman of the Apocalypse is mentioned in Revelation 6:2: “I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and … Read more
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What is the significance of the fifth seal in Revelation?

The fifth seal is described in Revelation 5 verses 9-11: “And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice saying, How long, O Lord, holy … Read more
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Where are we on the time table of the seals?

The seals are mentioned in Revelation chapter 6. The sixth seal, which introduces a period of signs, leads us right up to our own day in world history. Let’s read verses 12 through 17: “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became … Read more
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What are the “Two Witnesses” of Revelation?

“These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth” (Revelation 11:4). A lamp is a symbol for the Word of God, “Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105). When Zechariah saw two olive trees in vision, he asked the … Read more
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How can we test the prophets?

Paul says that we should not despise or reject a prophet. But rather, we should carefully TEST what the prophet says and does by the Bible. “Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good” (1 Thessalonians 5:20, 21). If a prophet’s words and behavior are in harmony with the Bible, we … Read more
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