Jean Stepnoski (12 Jan 2011)
"Reply for John B: The Book of Revelation: Chapter 22:18"


 
Dear Doves,
      My thanks to John B for his sincere letter to those who miss participation in The Blessed Hope. Some things are conjecture, as to who the Beast (the antichrist)  and the false prophet will be. Such conjecture may be correct or incorrect. The more dangerous thing is the misinterpretation of the words of The Scriptures. We are warned at the endings of both Deuteronomy and Revelation not to add or to subtract, to therefore alter the words of the testimony. The Book of Revelation clearly states that the beast and the false prophet will be men. The false prophet will not be a woman, Mary or otherwise. It will not be a male demon, either.  Here is the warning from The Book of Revelation. "I warn everyone who hears the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book." John, it would be important to revise that part of your letter and affirm that the false prophet will be a man. Personally, I would leave out conjectures as to who the beast or false prophet will be. It will not help anyone if you are mistaken about the identities of either one, or both of them. It could lead readers to discredit the other truths from The Scriptures you are tying to share, to be gone yet helping. Also, the time of Jacob's Trouble is a time, a time, and half a time. This would be 1260 days, not all of 2520 or 2595 days we learn about from The Book of Daniel. The time of Jacob's Trouble will be the second half, it will be the period of the Great Tribulation. Since there is no mention of red crosses in The Book of Revelation or anywhere in The Scriptures, please leave that out as well. We are warned in the words of The Book of Revelation that we cannot add or subtract to therefore alter the clear meanings in the testimony. Dear Doves, this is very dangerous to do this.
      Bless you and your family John, I think The Blessed Hope is indeed near. Please reread all of The Book of Revelation and revise as necessary, according to our Master's words of Life and Truth. Bless the Doves!
 
With Love and Shalom,
Jean