Based on my understanding of Revelation, I would expect the horses to start with the AC? My guess is that we currently see many precursors.
You remember the Chernobyl disaster? Many people attached it to the 4th trumpet, due to the meaning of the ukrainian word "chernobyl" meaning "wormwood". In my eyes even this was simply a precursor of the real trumpet to come. After it was blown all doubts will be removed...
Remember you are reading a translation. The Greek doesn't carry that meaning.
No, but Trump is not a Greek person. He is an American person, and the predominant language in the USA is English. God has pretty well shown Himself to use not only the original languages of the Bible (which are very important) but also every other means at His disposal, to make signs for us to see.
I suspect that in every language spoken on earth, there are signs pointing to God that we just haven't realized. I find them in English all the time, since English is my native language.
One example is the interesting same pronunciation of sun and son. And so we have verses that say things like the sun rejoicing as a bridegroom coming from His chamber, and we catch the reference to Christ, since we know about the bridegroom tie-in, and yet only in English, German, and perhaps a few other languages, do sun and son have any verbal connection. Not in Hebrew, Greek, Chinese, or French. But in those languages, there are probably other interesting allusions to learn. God is speaking through everything, in my opinion.
However, His Holy Scripture in the original languages will always "trump" everything else.
Interesting theory; but, you need to show where that theory has been proven true in the prophetic sense. Otherwise, we're practicing eisegesis.
Post by watchmanjim on Aug 10, 2017 8:38:13 GMT -6
I've found it to be true in an experiential sense many multiple times. It isn't something to prove. It's something to observe.
As I said, the true words of the Biblical original language, in proper context, are and must be our primary guide. If anything disagrees with the Bible's textual intention, then you have to abandon your hunch and go with what the Bible actually means.
I John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
bernie: EW, I don't know anything on prophecies from Isaiah 23. I think I recall Bill Salus mentioning Lebanon being part of what he considers a prophetic war out of Psalm 83. Other prophecy teachers don't believe as he does,some saying it already been fulfilled.
Aug 6, 2020 13:21:47 GMT -6
bernie: I believe Amir and possibly others believe Psalm 83 was fulfilled in Israel's war for independence, or in 67/73. I don't have an opinion either way, because I haven't read or studied it.
Aug 6, 2020 13:26:04 GMT -6
bernie: I do think it's possible that if France, the EU, or the UN try to go in and disarm Hezbollah it could start WWIII.
Aug 6, 2020 13:30:24 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Interesting thoughts, bernie, and thanks for the links above too!
Aug 6, 2020 16:03:29 GMT -6
mike: more than just a shout bernie...mostly to the main page and Garys et al wonderful articles, but we on this end of the discussion must account for what Barry says as people are looking, watching, wondering and need to be shown JESUS!!
Aug 7, 2020 11:52:38 GMT -6