John wrote, in Greek, saying:
John goes on:
John goes on to write:
Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit [even though there is no such a Thing as a Bottomless Pit: beCause all Pits have Bottoms, in order to BE Pits, which would otherwise be called TUBES, if they had no Bottoms, which would extend all of the way through the Earth, like a Pipe that one might look through, even though the Tube would not have to be Straight to be a True Tube].
In Chapter 4 of Revelation we can read about a Strange Throne in the Sky, which has a Lifeless Sea of Glass in front of the Throne, which is surrounded by 24 other Thrones for 24 Elders of the Church, plus 4 Strange Beasts, which are Covered with EYES, "front and back," which is implying that they stand Upright, like People. However, only one has the Face of a Man, while the others are like an Ox, a Lion, and a Flying Eagle, whatever that Means. Each Beast has 6 Wings, which are Covered with Eyes all over, "inside and out," whatever that Means?
Now, I Hear someone, who is like a Painted Skunk, say: "O Peacock, why did you not point out the Absurdities of Chapter 1 of the Book of Revelation — such as Jesus holding 7 Stars in his Right Hand? Just how BIG is he, anyway, whereby he might Actually hold 7 Stars of any Size in his own Right Hand?" Well, O Skunk, I did mention that he was a Mile Tall, if you Recall, or was it 200 Miles Tall?
Many People do not know it, and some do not even Want to know it; but, the Book of Revelation is Actually the Revelation of Jesus Christ to his Servants, about "things that must shortly take place" — about 2,000 Years Ago! But, of course, someone could Argue that the Book of Revelation was written for OUR Time, about Future Events, and not Actually about "things that must shortly come to pass" at that Time. In other words, we cannot Accept the Deceptive Book, literally, from the very first Verse!
In Matthew 25, Jesus gave several Parables about the Kingdom of Heaven, in order to Help us to Understand what that Kingdom is LIKE. In the first Parable, it is like 10 Virgins, who took their Lamps and went out at Night on the Street to Meet the Bridegroom, who Symbolizes Jesus. The Virgins must have had Hope that at least one of them might Marry the Bridegroom, or perhaps they all had that Hope: beCause the Virgins Symbolize the Church of Christ. However, 5 of the Virgins were Foolish, and 5 were Wise.
Let us begin with Matthew 24, which is about "the end of the world," — KJV; or, "the End of the Age," — Revised NKJ (RNKJ) Version, which is Drastically Different. After all, the End of an Age is a LOT Different than the End of the World. Nevertheless, the King James Version (KJV) still "Holds the Hearts and Minds of the very Elect," who are those Select Few People who Imagine themselves to NOT be Deceived!
There are so many Biblical Prophecies about Jesus Christ, or someone like him, that it is Difficult to Decide where to Begin and where to End with them, since those Prophecies, alone, could fill up a large Volume of a Book, or several Volumes with Proper Explanations. There have already been hundreds of thousands of books written about such Prophecies: beCause they are so VAGUE, and subject to Multitudes of Worthless Interpretations. Nevertheless, I have to Pick on at least a few of those Prophecies for the Fun of it.
"Judge not, so that you are not Judged: beCause, with whatever Judgment that you use to Judge others, it will be used to Judge you; and with the Measure that you use to Measure the Values of others, so will it be Measured back to you. For Example, when you Look at other People, and notice that their Clothes are Different from yours, or not According to the Latest Fashion, you might Look Down on them and Despise them as being Inferior to you.