Many, many cultures associate the Moon with certain deities according to their traditions, relating the energy and influence of the Moon to the aspects of the deities. One lunar God was the Egyptian god of magic and wisdom, Thoth. Thoth was considered a lunar deity, that’s why he is often seen wearing a crescent on his head or with a head of an Ibis or baboon, both animals being considered sacred to him. This Egyptian God was a very important deity and he was known as the messenger of the Gods as well as the God of magick and wisdom.
A big part of the end of the world in the Christian faith is something called the rapture. The rapture is when Jesus returns to take all those who believe in Him up to heaven and away from the earth. Those left on the earth are the people that rejected God and/or are part of different religions. When the rapture occurs, the Holy Spirit, God’s believed spirit that resides on the earth, will leave the earth and there will be nothing holding back evil. The time at which the rapture will occur is a subject of conflict among the Christian churches. The first and most popular theory is the “Pre-Tribulation” theory; the people in this group believe the rapture to occur right before the Tribulation. In this theory the rapture itself is sort of the “starting pistol” for the Tribulation. Next is the “Mid-Tribulation” theory, these people believe that Christians will have to suffer three-and-a-half years or halfway through the Tribulation. They believe that Christians are exempt from the wrath of God but are not exempt from the sufferings of the Tribulation. Similar is the “Post-Tribulation” theory; in this belief Christians are not raptured until the end of the Tribulation for much the same reasons as the “Mid-Trib” theory. Some also believe that even though Christians’ sins have been atoned for they still have to be punished with suffering in the Tribulation. The last and least commonly heard of theory is the “Pre-Wrath” theory. This group
One could be asking the question, “What is the Great Tribulation?” The Great Tribulation is a period of time foretold in the Bible. According to JW.org, the Great Tribulation is the end of the system of things we live in today. How long it will last is unknown, but it will be very severe and something unlike any event that’s happened today, as seen in Matthew 24:21. To emphasize the severity of the event, the article describes its seriousness by looking at
The Prediction begins with a description of a night that, “the moon drifted over the pond… and under the boughs of the trees, the blue trees, a young woman walked,” (Strand, 1990). The author mentions, “the boughs of the trees”, which alludes to Leviticus 23:40, located in the bible, which mentions the “boughs of leafy trees” (1984). Furthermore, the constant focus of “the moon drifted over the pond… drifting into it… and the wind rising and taking the moon,” associates moon imagery with the end of time (Strand, 1990). The moon, specifically the blood moon is referenced in Acts 20:20, of the bible, which states that, “the sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day” (1984). Strand constantly alludes to the bible to emphasize death as a divine and inevitable certainty in
The Book of Revelation is still confusing to me and I will not even attempt to say I have it mastered, but I am now less afraid of this book, believing it’s a book of hope, not destruction. This was important for me because the concept of the rapture always seemed very solid in Christianity, but at the same time seemed misplaced in my understanding of Christianity. Reading this book allowed my understanding of Revelation not to be completely controlled by mainstream media and the opinions of friends. I felt lied to and now my eyes were finally open to new ideals. This book not only challenged and disproved what I had thought originally, but it spoke of another subject that I was wondering
Although some passages of the Bible can be ambiguous in their nature and meaning, Scripture should be interpreted literally. Since this is true, all Scripture concerning the end times should be studied as being literal. If someone took the time to study the prophecies of the end times literally, they would most likely agree with a pre-tribulation futurist; one who believes that some of the prophecies contained in Scripture have been fulfilled, but the prophecies regarding the second coming of Christ, and the end times are yet to be accomplished. A pre-tribulation futurist would also believe that the rapture of the Church will occur before the seven year span of time known as the “Tribulation”, the time appointed when God will judge mankind and the earth. This view would line up with a literal
The following names given are not the only names that have been used. With only one exclusion, every Full Moon has had adaptations on its name between tribes all through North America. Nevertheless the following names are the most common as well as some of the alternatives.
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only Matthew 24:36 (NKJV). Would you live your life differently if you knew you had a year left to live? Then it's time to better understand the future and prepare for it. We already know what it takes to live a life that’s good and pleasing to God. Ready or not, one day Jesus will return and the probability are that you might get to live to see it all happen. For now, 1 Peter 5:8 reminds us to stay alert, be vigilant while Satan wants us incoherent as he slows down the process of Christ, to get his job done. Don’t be fooled for one minute the enemy would love nothing more than to burn down your moral house. It’s important to live in anticipation
To begin with, in many different literary pieces, blood is a symbolization of the loss of innocence or innocent lives. In Beowulf, as the men of Hrothgar are asleep, the epic poem states that Grendel, the monster, “Smashed
Macbeth Analysis In William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, he uses blood imagery to create a character that portrays outcomes of misused power. The bloodshed and violence that results in Shakespeare’s Macbeth are important symbols. The blood that is shed serves as an image that goads Macbeth to reflect upon his actions, even though it does not change his behavior.
Privately, Jesus warns the disciples three times that not everything will happen the way they expect: "the Son of Man will be betrayed and they will kill Him, and the third day He will be raised up" (Matthew 17:22-23).
The rapture, anti-chirst, marking of the beast, and the tribulations are just a few things that come to mind when I think of the book of Revelation. I have personally read the book a few times. My church has also taken an a large amount of time to break down the book for the congeration. My church also produced a movie called Defiant, which follows a character during the rapture and attempts to paint a picture for the audience to see the potential of life once the anti-christ rules. My exposure to the topic and the book has left with me with many questions. Although, the talk of Eschatolgy once made me feel worried and sick, I can say now I'm more at peace with what is to come.
When will the end come? It is human nature for humans to ask questions. Many of these questions are without answers and there is no possible way to come up with one. A common question that plagues the human race is “When will the world end?” For thousands of years, astrologers and psychics have been trying to come up with clues to when it all will end. There is a source, the Bible, which aids humans, specifically Christians, in trying to come up with some answers. Many places in the Bible such as Revelations, Ezekiel, Matthew, Daniel, and I Corinthians all give some clues to how and when the end of the world will come. Two articles that give some insight on this subject are “Visions or Heaven, Dreams of the End” by
Verse 4 looks forward to the time The Antichrist will present himself in the rebuilt Jewish Temple in Jerusalem 3 ½ years (halfway) into The Tribulation. There will be some who read this marvelous verse and conclude, “The similarities between The Antichrist and Donald Trump are a curiosity, but wild statements that appear as if swiped from a script of a “Lord of the Rings” film are too sensational for me to accept.” If you feel that way, it is probably because you are either a materialist convinced that the physical world is all that exists, or a Christian whose theological conclusions cannot allow the possibility of such interpretations. My answer is that you still must wrestle with the statistical impossibility that between 2000-3500 years ago, prophets penned such accurate, complete and detailed accounts of our contemporary life.