Jude 1:18-Signs Of The End Times

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18 They said to you that “In the last time there will be mockers, walking after their own ungodly lusts.”

One of the signs that we are living close to the return of Jesus Christ with the coming man of lawlessness is by seeing masses of people turning away from God, and into atheism.

Another sign is seen in the church of those who are departing from sound doctrine and are being deceived to join groups such as liberalism [interpreting Scripture through the lens of liberalism], Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventist, Catholicism, and Oneness Pentecostal to name a few.

To become ungodly and give in to one’s sinful desires, a person has to reject Biblical inerrancy to accept the things that the Scripture condemns. Eventually, you will become a scoffer of those holding on to the Scriptures as the very words of God. If God’s Word is not the center of your life, your faith will die. 

You want to see a Christian if he or she is serious about Christ? Ask them what they think about the Bible. And you will see where they are at.

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Revelation 6:1-2, Who Is The Rider On The White Horse?

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The rider on the white horse [Rev. 6:1-2] coming to conquer the inhabitants of the earth 
The question is who is the rider on the white horse, Jesus or the Antichrist?

I got an insight from the Lord regarding the identity of the rider on the white horse

Revelation 6:1-2

Then I saw the Lamb open one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” 2 I looked, and there was a white horse. Its rider held a bow; a crown was given to him, and he went out as a conqueror in order to conquer.

The rider on the white horse starts off the Great Tribulation.

Revelation 19:11-16

11 Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse. Its rider is called Faithful and True, and he judges and makes war with justice. 12 His eyes were like a fiery flame, and many crowns were on his head. He had a name written that no one knows except himself. 13 He wore a robe dipped in blood, and his name is called the Word of God. 14 The armies that were in heaven followed him on white horses, wearing pure white linen. 15 A sharp sword came from his mouth, so that he might strike the nations with it. He will rule them with an iron rod. He will also trample the winepress of the fierce anger of God, the Almighty. 16 And he has a name written on his robe and on his thigh: King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

This rider is Jesus Christ as we see keywords or phrases as “His name is called the Word of God”, “The armies that were in heaven followed him on white horses, wearing pure white linen.”, and “A sharp sword came from his mouth”

  • Jesus is called the Word of God in John 1:1,14
  • At Jesus’ second coming, He will come with the saint’s Revelation 19:8, Matthew 24:29-31
  • A double-edged sword is referenced to Jesus in Revelation 1:16

Jesus will only come after the Great Tribulation and not during the beginning of it like in the first seal according to Matthew 24:29-30 which says, 29 “Immediately after the distress of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not shed its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the peoples of the earth will mourn; and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

So the rider in Revelation 6:1-2 cannot be Jesus because that rider with the bow will start the Tribulation while Jesus comes to defeat the Antichrist after the Great Tribulation to set up His millennial kingdom.

Unless God opens our eyes, how can we understand anything? I thank the Lord God Almighty who gives His children who seek His face insight and understanding.

Is The Mark Of The Beast A Literal Mark Or Is It Symbolic?

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Revelation 13:17-18 

17 so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark: the beast’s name or the number of its name. 18 This calls for wisdom: Let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, because it is the number of a person. Its number is 666.


The Greek word used for “mark” is charagma which gives the meaning of something engraved or stamped. Mind you, the only way to buy food, material needs is by having identification on your body. The 666 on the body shows that, that person has chosen Satan over Christ and now belongs to the devil. The only way you can do business with people and for them to know which side you are on is by seeing a visible mark [666] on the body.

In verse 17, it says “that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark”, the mark of the beast will work alongside with our currency. The name of the beast/antichrist or his number has to be visible for the buyer or seller to actually do business or else they won’t be permitted. The 666 can be seen as a permit to do business. But, it won’t be as we have permits today, a paper to carry with you, it will be on you.  

Just look at our money, for instance, on the dollar or bill it has a distinct mark if seen through the light to show its authenticity. Anyone can counterfeit money but the mark on it shows if it belongs to the United States or it does not. 

Let’s look at verse 16 which says, “16 And it makes everyone—small and great, rich and poor, free and slave—to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead”

Everyone is given something that is either tangible or visible as the word “receive” is mentioned. And, it is to be placed on our body, “the right hand or on the forehead”, where it will be the most visible. 

John who wrote the Book of Revelation witnessed the future generation who would receive the mark of the beast, truly something noticeable was being put in their bodies as John saw or could tell that it was the beast’s name or number. 

Some Christians believe that the mark of the beast, the 666 will be symbolic, that in itself is so dangerous to believe and teach to others. We are responsible for handling the Word of God properly and correctly by giving such an interpretation as being a symbolic Mark, the 666, you are setting people up to be deceived in receiving a visible mark, thinking to themselves it is symbolic so it’s okay to get it. You will be doing the opposite, instead of sending people to Christ, you will set them up to receive the antichrist, the devil. 

We as believers must be better than this and especially spreading it around by reblogging it. You are doing great damage. 

2 Timothy 2:15 

15 Be diligent to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth.