Hi Garry B, John and Doves,
Garry - I love your posts and all the Bible truth they hold. Thank you for working so jolly hard. There are a few points I disagree with but nothing too drastic.
I really must point out the direct translation of Revelation 13:5 from the Greek language. The beast is not given power to "continue" for 42 months. The word "continue" does not exist in this passage. It specifically says that the beast will only have power for 42 months. Finished. End of. Kaput. PLEASE see the link for the direct translation from the Greek. This ties into our shared belief that there are only 42 months left for the world, after the rapture. The time of wrath. The time of Great Tribulation.