By Dave Robbins
Q. What are the seals, trumpets and vials found in the Book of Revelation?
A. Starting in Revelation 6:1, John tells three stories that end at the same time. The seals (longest story), trumpets (shorter story) and vials (shortest story) simply give a description of these events, which all culminate at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ!
Q. What is the difference between the Abomination of Desolation and the Great Tribulation?
A. The Abomination of Desolation (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4) occurs when the Antichrist stands in a rebuilt Jewish temple and proclaims that he is God or the ultimate authority there. This event begins the three and one-half year period, known as the Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:15-21), when Satan will persecute Israel and the true church of Jesus Christ.
Q. Have the four horsemen in Revelation 6, already been released?
A. Yes. We know this because the four horses, found in Revelation 6:1-8 and Zechariah 6:1-8, represent four great spirits that will control the actions of humans and governments, just before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. These four belief systems, which have dominated our world for years, are the white horse (Catholicism), red horse (Communism), black horse (Capitalism) and the green horse (Islamism).
Q. Why do you say that the Antichrist will not take over Jordan?
A. Daniel 11:41 tells us that Edom, Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon will escape out of the hands of the Antichrist. All of these tribes were located in the country currently known as Jordan. Edom is southern Jordan, now known as Petra. The Moab Mountains are in central Jordan and are still known by that name to this day. Ammon today is Amman, the capital of Jordan.
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