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1 Prophetic Symbols Series
The Book of

2 The Book of Revelation Series Prophetic Symbols
The Key to the Book of Revelation

3 About the Author Ricky Ricardo Morris Social Media Information
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4 Introduction: What is a Type?

5 Introduction: What is a Type?
Ps 111:2 The works of the LORD are great, Studied by all who have pleasure in them. The Lord's works are definitely awesome and one of the greatest pleasures anyone can experience is examining them closely. Man's work, the more we examine it, the more quickly we become bored of it. In time it can be figured out. God's work, the more we examine and look into it, will only attract us all the more. Anything in God's creation- the earth, air, the stars, the more we study it, the more we must admit that we know next to nothing. The tiniest little things reveal God's handiwork. A small insect or a little snowflake reveal amazing artistry. And God's Word, to the very letter, is the handiwork of God. Totally inexhaustible. To look on the surface is one thing, to look into it is another. We can spend a lifetime studying it and just begin to learn of its riches and creativity. Even the most neglected parts reveal the same perfectness. The beauty of the whole Bible and the one great thought revealed through and through is the person and work of Jesus Christ. He is the key to Scripture. He is the one great idea of the Bible. Know Christ, understand God's thoughts about Him, and you'll understand the Bible.

6 Introduction: What is a Type?
Rom 15:4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. 2 Tim 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

7 Introduction: What is a Type?
The types are, in fact, a set of pictures, directly from the hand of God, by which He would teach His children incomprehensible things. If we know the reality, we can comprehend the representation, and the greater the acquaintance with the reality, the greater will be the ability to understand the picture. I heard it said, "We may explain a little about how an engine works, but the engineer, to whom every nut and bolt are familiar could point out exactly every detail.

8 Some Theology The Tabernacle was a representation and a type of Christ. This brings us to a very important and often misunderstood method of biblical interpretation known as 'typology'. The term is derived from the Greek word 'typos' meaning pattern' or 'figure'. Paul said: Rom 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. Notice it says that Adam was a "type" of Him who was to come. A 'type' can be been defined as: 'an event, person or object which by its very nature and significance prefigures or foreshadows some later event, person or object'. Types always originate in the real and historical and they are prophetic in nature, pointing forward to some person or event that is to come. They are all directed towards "Mashiach" (Heb. for Messiah). The Jews knew that their Messiah was the "Haba" or "Coming One" and all their prophets spoke of Him. But now looking in hindsight we can see more clearly how each of the figurative types and shadows pointed to the Messiah. To help us understand what a type is think of the lamb which the Israelite offered as a sacrifice for the sin he had committed:

9 Adam, the type Rom 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. Notice it says that Adam was a "type" of Him who was to come. A 'type' can be been defined as: 'an event, person or object which by its very nature and significance prefigures or foreshadows some later event, person or object'. Types always originate in the real and historical and they are prophetic in nature, pointing forward to some person or event that is to come. They are all directed towards "Mashiach" (Heb. for Messiah). The Jews knew that their Messiah was the "Haba" or "Coming One" and all their prophets spoke of Him. But now looking in hindsight we can see more clearly how each of the figurative types and shadows pointed to the Messiah. To help us understand what a type is think of the lamb which the Israelite offered as a sacrifice for the sin he had committed:

10 The Lamb, “offering is a type”
Lev 4:32 'If he brings a lamb as his sin offering, he shall bring a female without blemish. Hundreds of years later that lamb could be recognized as being a 'type' of Jesus Christ for it pointed forward to the One whom John the Baptist distinctly identified as, 'the Lamb of God'  John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! The significance of any type in the Old Testament might not be apparent until the 'antitype' or fulfillment had come. It is important to note that everything in the Old Testament is a type of which something in the New Testament is the antitype. An example of this is Jonah's experience, which Christ used as a 'type' of his own resurrection.

11 Jonah, and the Whale Matt 12:40 "For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

12 The Tabernacle was a type
In the case of the Tabernacle and its pattern of approach to God we are on firm ground and in no way reading into the text in regarding it as a type of what is to come. The New Testament book of Hebrews makes this very clear while dealing with the subject of sacrifice: Heb 9:23-24 Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us; In this passage the Tabernacle is referred to as 'a copy' of that which came through Messiah. Therefore we have the Tabernacle referred to as 'a copy' (or type) of Jesus Christ, the true sacrifice.

13 The Priesthood was a type
Again in Hebrews we are told about the service of the priests on earth: Heb 8:4-6 For if He were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are priests who offer the gifts according to the law; who serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, "See that you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain." But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises. They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. Note the expression, 'a copy and a shadow.' These words speak about a type of the final reality. In Hebrews 9:9 the writer discusses the actions of the High Priest on the day of atonement in the tabernacle that had to be repeated year after year: Heb 9:9 It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience-- So we have biblical authority for a typological interpretation of this subject which speaks of numerous 'copies, shadows and illustrations' of what is to come. It is also interesting to note that when John speaks of Christ in the introduction to his gospel he says: John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. He uses a Greek verb corresponding to the noun 'tabernacle' so that his statement literally declares 'The Word became flesh and tabernacled (or pitched his tent) among us'.

14 Q&A Who is Adam a type of? Who is the Lamb a type of? Who is Jonah and the Whale a type of? What was the Tabernacle a type of?... What is the Priesthood a type of?

15 Symbolism As we move forward in this booklet I want to talk about symbolism. Some may ask why the book of Revelation written in symbols is. As a army doesn’t allow its enemy to know it’s battle plans, so it is with God’s army. These signs and symbols are for the servants of God. Also for some people, you have to get them to understand spiritual things by natural examples. Christ used symbols and parables in much of his language. Sometimes He addressed his listeners as sheep, they were not literal sheep, but he styles them as sheep to show the purpose of a shepherd. Figurative language is used throughout the bible a lot. He said my sheep hear my voice. Only His children can read the message. He uses signified language or symbolic language, because only His sheep can understand it. The word signified mean symbolic, it is an indication of; it means to show or make known as by a sign or symbol. For example, like a sign that indicate a railroad crossing, you do not put the track or train on the sign to indicate that train tracks are ahead, but you see a yellow round sign with a X on it to indicate as a sign or symbol that there are train tracks ahead. So it is with this Book of Symbols, which is not be interpreted literally, but the signs or symbols are to be explain as indicating something else. Matthew 13:10, 11 says;  And the disciples came and said unto Him, "Why speakest Thou unto them in parables?"  He answered and said unto them, "Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but to them it is not given. There are some things or mysteries, revelations, prophecy only for the sheep ears, they are not for the world, and they are not for the religious. Rev. 1:1 says “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants”. If you are not His sheep, then this message is not for you. The Revelation is given to us, for encouragement. It will inspire one’s faith in Jesus; It will increase one’s vision of the church.

16 Numbers and Scriptures
In the Jewish mind the subject of numbers is very significant. Throughout the Scriptures there are obvious references to specific numbers that were undeniably placed there by the Holy Spirit because of some special significance.  Patrick Fairbairn said: "If God has given all things their significance, and defined their bounds according to time, space, power, and number, and if He has appointed certain measurements to regulate things and times, Biblical numbers must be symbolical, and be worthy of our study; and if a fit subject for study, the laws by which this symbolism of numbers is controlled, require to be ascertained." The precise symbolic intent of any of these numbers in a specific passage in the Bible can never be proved to the satisfaction of all interpreters, but some generalizations hold true in many cases.

17 The Number 1 Is always the number of God (Duet 6:1-4)

18 The Number 2 Is the number of Witnesses (Matthew 18:16)

19 The Number 3 The Godhead, Is the number of the Trinity
The Triune God- Father, son, and Holy Spirit. The trinity of evil- The dragon, The Beast, and false prophet. The number 3 seems to represent triads of completeness in the Bible. Sometimes of good and sometimes of evil. For example: The trinity of blessing- grace, mercy, and peace. The trinity of wickedness- The world, the flesh, & the devil. Heaven, earth, and the underworld. Beginning, middle, and end. The trinity of the Scriptures- The law, prophets, and writings. Jesus rose on the third day. Notice what Paul mentions about Salvation: 2Cor 1:10 who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us, Man is body, soul and spirit. Time is past, present, and future. Space is 3-dimensional: length, width, and height. The universe is space, time, and matter. Similarly in the Bible, many rituals are carried out in threes-daily prayers and yearly fasts. Three is also associated with sacrifices-animals often had to be three years old (Genesis 15:9); fruit was not to be harvested until three years after the tree was planted (Leviticus 19:23).

20 The Number 4 – Is the number of the Earth
The Number 4 is thought to represent Gods absolute control over the world. 4 Directions on the earth (north, south, east, and west). 4 Seasons (summer, autumn, winter, and spring). 4 Things that make up the universe (time, energy, space, and matter). 4 Major provisions for man (earth, air, fire, and water). 4 Divisions of the day (morning, noon, evening, and midnight). 4 Winds (Matt 24:31) The Bible mentions the number 4 many times: (Here's just a few) Jn 11:17 So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days. Jn 19:23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece. Rev 7:1 After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. Rev 9:13 Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Rev 21:16 The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. Its length, breadth, and height are equal.

21 The Number 4 - Continued Notice all the times 4 is used in Proverbs 30
The fourth man in the fiery furnace The 4 generals who took over Alexander's kingdom (broken by God) The 4 world empires (beasts) of Daniel The 4 horns (gentile powers) of Zechariah Four seems to represent cosmic order, as in the four phases of the moon, the four cardinal points of the earth, the four rivers of Paradise (Genesis 2:10), the four winds of heaven Jeremiah 49:36), the four guardians of the throne of God, and so forth. But the number four can also represent God bringing disorder for example, the Four Horsemen who bring calamity on the earth (Revelation 6:1-8) and the four acts of Judgment (sword, famine, evil beasts, and pestilence) with which God condemns the idolaters of Jerusalem (Ezekiel 14:21). Many have thought that in the Tabernacle the number four represents the four gospel accounts that teach us what we need to know about Christ to enter by faith: Matthew- Portrays Jesus as KING (Purple) Jews (Lion) Mark- Portrays Jesus as SERVANT (Scarlet) Romans (Ox) Luke- Portrays Jesus as MAN (White) Greeks (Man) John- Portrays Jesus as GOD (Blue) Christians (Eagle) (See The Number 4)

22 The Number 5 Is the number of separation and Responsibility like 10 Virgins, where 5 was wise and 5 were foolish.

23 The Number 6 Is the number of Man
Man was created on the 6th day of creation. The number 6 is thought to represent man's weakness and inability to achieve perfection and sinlessness. Because of sin man must work for 6 days to remember his sin. 6 can also be seen as the number of evil and its full development. Rebellion will run its full course with the man of sin and the number of his name, 666.

24 The Number 7 – Is the number of Completion
The number 7 perhaps speaks of perfection or completeness. God's complete provision in His dealings with men. Some examples: 7 days make a complete week 7 colors make a perfect rainbow 7 great land masses form a complete earth 7 great seas 7 notes make a perfect music scale 7 great bodies of water form a complete ocean Zech 3:9 For behold, the stone that I have laid before Joshua: upon the stone are seven eyes. Behold, I will engrave its inscription,' says the LORD of hosts, `And I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. Rev 1:4 John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, To the Jew every 7th day was a Sabbath. Every 7th year was a Sabbatical year. After the 7th Sabbatical year was the year of Jubilee. Every 7th month was holy and had 3 feasts. There were 7 weeks between Passover and Pentecost. The Passover feast lasted 7 days. The feast of Tabernacles lasted 7 days. At Passover 14 lambs (7 twice) were offered daily. At Tabernacles 14 lambs (7 twice) and 70 bullocks were offered. At Pentecost 7 lambs were offered. The time of mourning the dead was fixed to 7 days. and so on...

25 The Number 7 - Continued Seven continues to have symbolic prominence in the New Testament, with Jesus telling Peter that it is not enough that he forgive the brother who had sinned against him seven times, but "seventy times seven" (Matthew 18:21-22). Seven is also the number of Greek-speaking Christians appointed by the Twelve Apostles in Acts 6:3. The New Testament concludes in a "great surge of sevens, with heptads, explicit and implicit, tumbling forth from many verses." In the Book of Revelation there were: The 7 letters to the 7 Churches. The 7 Seal Judgments The 7 Trumpet Judgments The 7 Bowl Judgments The 7 Golden Lampstands The 7 Stars The 7 Angels The 7 Spirits of God The Lamb with 7 Horns and 7 Eyes. The 7 Lamps of Fire The 7 Thunders The Fiery Red Dragon with 7 heads and 7 Crowns. The Leopard-Like Beast with 7 heads. The Scarlet-Colored Beast with 7 heads. The 7 Mountains The 7 Kings

26 The Number 8 - Is the number of new beginnings
The Number 8 is thought to represent the number of new beginnings. A male child was circumcised on the 8th day. The Sabbath lasted 7 days and the 8th day was the Lord's day, the new day. The number 8 speaks of Jesus and the New Covenant. The church met on the 8th day or the first day, the new day.

27 The Number 10 – Represent Human Failure and God’s Provision
The number 10 is a very significant number in the Bible. In examining the uses of the number 10 in Scripture it seems to represent human failure and God's provision. For example: The 10 spies failed to see Gods power and provision, so they brought back an evil report: Num 13:32 and they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, "The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. The 10 tribes failed to walk with God and to do His will. Therefore, they established a separate kingdom given to idolatry: Kings 11:31 And he said to Jeroboam, "Take for yourself ten pieces, for thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: `Behold, I will tear the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon and will give ten tribes to you Kings 17:22-23 For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they did not depart from them, until the LORD removed Israel out of His sight, as He had said by all His servants the prophets. So Israel was carried away from their own land to Assyria, as it is to this day. The magicians and astrologers were 10 times as weak and insufficient as Daniel: Dan 1:20 And in all matters of wisdom and understanding about which the king examined them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in all his realm. The 10 lepers were unable to cure themselves, they needed Jesus: Lk 17:12 Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off.

28 The Number 12 –Represent God’s Leadership and God’s People
The number 12 has been thought to represent the number of God's government. The ancient people recognized 12 lunar cycles corresponding loosely to 12 months in the year, and they divided the day and the night into 12-hour periods. They went on to organize the stars into the 12 signs of the Zodiac, and from their observations of the wanderings of the 7 planets through the 12 houses of heaven was born astrology. The Bible tells that Jacob-Israel had 12 sons (Genesis 35:22-27) and that each of these became the founder of one of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, the people of God (Genesis 49:28). Jesus chose Twelve Apostles (Matthew 10:2-4) for the beginnings of the Church. There were 24 classes of priests and Levites (1 Chronicles 24:4) and 48 Levitical cities (Numbers 35:7). And again in the Book of Revelation, the number 12 becomes very important when symbolizing the salvation of God's people. There are 24 elders around the throne of God and 144,000 of the saved (Revelation 4:4; 7:4). The perfection of the new Jerusalem is seen in its 12 gates, each "a single pearl," and 12 foundations, each adorned with jewels. Its circumference is 12,000 furlongs, and its walls are 144 cubits high (Revelation 21:10-21; Ezekiel 48:30-35).

29 The Number 40 Represent a generation
The number 40 seems to be a round number in Scripture denoting a generation. Some of the judges judged for 40 years (Othniel, Deborah, Barak, and Gideon). Saul, David, and Solomon each reigned as king for 40 years. The Scriptures speak of the number 40 often: The flood rains lasted 40 days and 40 nights Moses was in the Egypt 40 years, Midian 40 years, and on the mountain 40 days. Israel wandered in the wilderness 40 years. The spies were in Canaan for 40 days. Elijah fasted 40 days. 40 days was given to Nineveh. Jesus fasted 40 days Jesus was with His disciples for 40 days after His resurrection (Acts 1:3).

30 The Number 49 Represents God's time , Sabbath of Sabbaths

31 The Number 50 Represent Beginning of a new cycle of 49 (7 x 7), Jubilee, Pentecost

32 The Number 70 represents human leadership and judgment. Moses appointed 70 elders (Exodus 24:1); The Sanhedrin was made up of 70 men. Jesus chose 70 disciples (Luke 10:1). Jesus told Peter to forgive 70 times 7.

33 The Number X 10 Represent the total time of trial, 40, 70, 490

34 The Number 1000 Represent One Day and a thousand years can represent one day. 2Peter 3:8

35 Squared, When a number is
Represent temporary judgment time. Freedom for people who are judged., Jubilee, 144,000

36 Cubed, When a number is cubed
Represent the cubed city of the New Jerusalem

37 Time Symbols Day = Literal year Ezekiel 4:6, Numbers 14:34
Time = 360 Day Daniel 4:16, 23, 25, 32; 7:25; Daniel 11:13 margin Times = 720 Days Daniel 7:25, Revelation 12:6, 14; 13:5

38 Animals and their Parts
Horse = Strength and Power in Battle Job 39:19, Psalms 147:10, Proverbs 21:31 Dragon = Satan or his agency Isaiah 27:1; 30:6, Psalms 74:13-14, Revelation 12:7-9, Ezekiel 29:3, Jeremiah 51:34 Beast = Kingdom / government / political power Daniel 7:17, 23 Lamb = Jesus / sacrifice John 1:29, 1Corinthians 5:7 Lion = Jesus / Powerful King i.e. Babylon Revelation 5:4-9, Jeremiah 50:43-44, Daniel 7:4, 17, 23 Bear = Destructive Power / Medo Persia Proverbs 28:15, 2Kings 2:23-24, Daniel 7:5 Leopard = Greece Daniel 7:6 Serpent = Satan Revelation 12:9; 20:2 Tongue = Language / Speech Exodus 4:10 Wolf = Disguised Enemies Matthew 7:15 Dove = Holy Spirit Mark 1:10 Ram = Medo Persia Daniel 8:20 Goat = Greece Daniel 8:21 Horn = King or kingdom Daniel 7:24; 8:5, 21-22, Zechariah 1:18-19, Revelation 17:12 Wings = Speed / Protection / Deliverance Deuteronomy 28:49, Matthew 23:37

39 Colors White = Purity Revelation 12:9; 20:2
Blue = Law Numbers 15:38-39 Purple = Royalty Mark 15:17, Judges 8:26 Red/Scarlet = Sin/corruption Isaiah 1:18, Nahum 2:3, Revelation 17:1-4

40 Metals, Elements, and Natural Objects
• Gold = Pure Character Precious and Rare Isaiah 13:12 • Silver = Pure Words & Understanding Proverbs 2:4; 3:13-14; 10:20; 25:11, Psalms 12:6 • Brass, Tin, Iron, Lead, Silver dross = Impure Character Ezekiel 22:20-21 • Water = Holy Spirit / Everlasting Life John 7:39; 4:14, Revelation 22:17, Ephesians 5:26 • Waters = Inhabited area/people, nations Revelation 17:15 • Fire = Holy Spirit Luke 3:16 • Tree = Cross; People / Nation Deuteronomy 21:22-23, Psalms 92:12; 37:35 • Seed = Descendents / Jesus Romans 9:8, Galatians 3:16 • Fruit = Works / Actions Galatians 5:22 • Fig Tree = A Nation that should bear fruit Luke 13:6-9 • Vineyard = Church that should bear fruit Luke 20:9-16 • Field = World Matthew 13:38, John 4:35 • Harvest = End of World Matthew 13:39 • Reapers = Angels Matthew 13:39 • Thorns / Thorny Ground = Cares of this life Mark 4:18-19 • Stars=Angels/messengers = Revelation 1:16, 20; 12:4, 7-9, Job 38:7 • Jordan = death Romans 6:4, Deuteronomy 4:22 • Mountains = Political or religio-political powers Isaiah 2:2-3, Jeremiah 17:3; 31:23; 51:24-25, Ezekiel 17:22-23, Daniel 2:35, • Rock = Jesus / truth 1Corinthians 10:4, Isaiah 8:13-14, Romans 9:33, Matthew 7:24 • Sun = Jesus / the gospel Psalms 84:11, Malachi 4:2, Matthew 17:2, John 8:12; 9:5 • Winds=Strife / commotion / "winds of war" Jeremiah 25:31-33, 49:36-37; 4:11-13, Zechariah 7:14

41 Miscellaneous Objects
Oil = Holy Spirit Zechariah 4:2-6, Revelation 4:5 Sword = Word of God Ephesians 6:17, Hebrews 4:12 Bread = Word of God John 6:35, 51-52, 63 Wine=blood/covenant / doctrines Luke 5:37 Honey = happy life Ezekiel 20:6, Deuteronomy 8:8-9 Clothing = Character Isaiah 64:6, Isaiah 59:6 Crown = A Glorious Ruler or Rulership Proverbs 16:31, Isaiah 28:5, Isaiah 62:3 Ring = Authority Genesis 41:42-43, Esther 3:10-11 Angel = Messenger Daniel 8:16; 9:21, Luke 1:19, 26, Hebrews 1:14 Babylon = apostasy / confusion / rebellion Genesis 10:8-10; 11:6-9, Revelation 18:2-3; 17:1-5 Mark = Sign or seal of approval or disapproval Ezekiel 9:4, Romans 4:11, Revelation 13:17; 14:9-11; 7:2-3 Seal = Sign or mark of approval or disapproval Romans 4:11, Revelation 7:2-3 White Robes=Victory / righteousness Revelation 19:8; 3:5; 7:14 Jar / Vessel=Person Jeremiah 18:1-4, 2Corinthians 4:7 Trumpet = loud warning of God's approach Exodus 19:16-17,

42 Actions, Activities, and Physical States
Healing = Salvation Luke 5:23-24 Leprosy / Sickness = Sin Luke 5:23-24 Famine = Dearth of Truth Amos 8:11

43 People and Body Parts Woman, Pure = True Church Jeremiah 6:2, 2Corinthians 11:2, Ephesians 5:23-27 Woman, Corrupt = Apostate church Ezekiel 16:15-58; 23:2-21, Hosea 2:5; 3:1, Revelation 14:4 Thief = Suddenness of Jesus' coming 1Thessalonians 5:2-4, 2Peter 3:10 Hand = Deeds / Works / Actions Ecclesiastes 9:10, Isaiah 59:6 Forehead = Mind Deuteronomy 6:6-8, Romans 7:25, Ezekiel 3:8-9 Feet = Your Walk / Direction Genesis 19:2, Psalms 119:105 Eyes = Spiritual Discernment Matthew 13:10-17, 1John 2:11 Skin = Christ's righteousness Exodus 12:5, 1Peter 1:19, Isaiah 1:4-6 Harlot = Apostate church/religion Isaiah 1:21-27, Jeremiah 3:1-3; 6-9  Heads = Major powers/rulers/governments Revelation 17:3, 9-10

44 The Symbolic Dictionary

45 A  ADULTERY: Unlawful joining together in fellowship and worship. Revelation 2:21,22; Reference: Jeremiah 3:1-9; Ezekiel 23:1-3;36,37; 2 Corinthian 6:14-18. AIR: The prevailing spiritual atmosphere. Revelation 9:1,2; 16:17 Reference Ephesians 2:1-3 ALTAR: A scared place of worship and sacrifice. Revelation 6:9,11 Reference Genesis 12:7,8; Isaiah 56:7 ANGELS: Ministers or messengers, whether (True or False) Revelation 1:20; 5:2; 8:9,10; 12:7-9; 22:8,9 - REFERENCE - Rev. 2:8,9; 2 Cor. 11:13-14 and Gal. 4:14 ARK: Represents the presence of God. Revelation 11:19 Reference Exodus 25:17-22;30:6 ARMIES: Hosts engaged in ecclesiastical (spiritual) warfare. Revelation 9:16; 19:14,19; Reference: 2 Timothy 2:1-3 ARMAGEDDON: Spiritual Conflict (Great Battle) - Battle of (MEGIDDO) the Kings - right against wrong. REV. TEXT 16: REFERENCE - Judges 5:19 Note: This great battlefield was also known as Megiddo

46 B BABYLON: Bondage; Confusion of religions; False religion REV. TEXT 14:8 - REFERENCE - Gen. 11:9 BALAAM: Hireling Ministry; Rev. 2:14; REFERENCE - Num. 22: BALAC (BALAK): Represents those willing to buy and bribe heir ministry. Rev. 2:14; REFERENCE - Num. 22:1-7; 15-21 BALANCES: God's Word as the measurement of justice and truth.  Scarcity of the Word of God; to measure it out SCALES REV. TEXT 6:5 - REFERENCE - Prov. 11:1; 16:2; Ezek. 4:16; Dan. 5:25-27; & Amos 8:11; Acts 20:26,27.  Note: When the BALANCE is in the hands of man, the Word will be meted out by human wisdom. BARLEY: Human Opinions substituted for God's Word; Rev. 6:5;  REFERENCE - 1 kings 4:28; 1 Cor. 2:1-5.  Note: Barley, compared with wheat, is a cheaper, inferior grain that was often used as animal provender. BEAST: Un-regenerated souls or men united by religion; church world; system - kingdom Rev. 13:1 - REFERENCE - Jude 1:10; 1 Cor. 15:32; Jude 10; Note: - The words Four Beast of Rev. chapters 4-6 should be translated Four Living Creatures. BINDING AND LOOSING; Preventing or allowing to have freedom in church affairs. Rev. 20:1-4; REFERENCE - Matt. 16:18,19. BIRDS: Spirits: Rev. 18:2; REFERENCE - Matt 3:16; 24:28 BLACK: Sin or ignorance; Darkness and evil, without light;  REV. 6:12 - REFERENCE - John 3:18-20, Jude 13, Isa 50:1-3 and John 12:35 BLIND: Spiritual imperceptions and ignorance. REV. 3:17; REFERENCE - Matt. 13:11-17;15:14;1 Cor. 4:3,4; Ehp. 1:17,18 BLOOD: Guilt - can save you or condemn you - REV. 8:7,8; 14:20 REFERENCE - Acts 20:26, Ezek 22:4, Ezek 33:1-6, Matt 27:25, Matt 23:34-39 Note - The Revelation also used Blood in reference to Christ's sacrifice (Rev. 1:5; 5:9; 7:14; 12:11), and the murder of vast numbers of saints (Rev. 18:24; 19:2) BOTTOMLESS PIT: Doctrine and Dogmas without Bible foundation REV. 9:1,2; 17:8 REFERENCE - 1 Cor. 3:11 BOW: The Word of God: Rev 1.15; REFERENCE - Jer. 50:14,29; Hab. 3:9 BRASS: Strength - REV. TEXT 1:15 - REFERENCE Job 40:18 BREASTPLATE: Signifies one's true heart condition.  Rev. 9:9,17; REFERENCE - Isa. 59:17; Eph. 6:14; 1 Thess. 5:8 Note - A Breastplate of Iron denotes a hard heart against God. BRIDE: The Church of God Rev.21:2,9; REFERENCE - John 3:27-29; Eph. 5:21-32 BRIDEGROOM Christ Rev. 14:20 REFERENCE - Matt 9:15; John 3:27-29 BRIDLE Guiding powers, ministers: Rev. 14:20; REFERENCE - James 3:2,3 BUY OR SELL: Do spiritual business - REV.13:17 - REFERENCE Matt 13:44-46 & Prov 23:23

47 C CALF: Sacrifice - REV. TEXT 4:7 - REFERENCE Lev. 1:2, 3; Heb. 9:6-26
CAMP OF THE SAINTS: The Universal Church Rev. 20:9 REFERENCE - Joel 2:11 CANDLESTICK: The Church of God - REV. TEXT 1:12, 13 - REFERENCE - Rev. 1:20 CAPTAINS: Military leaders i.e. false prophets; Christ REV. TEXT 19:18 - REFERENCE Heb 2:10, Jud 4:2; 11:6, 11 CHILDREN OF ISRAEL New Testament Saints: Rev. 2:14; 21:12 REFERENCE - Rom. 2:28; Gal. 3:28,29 CITY: False Church (Babylon) Rev 18:16 Church of God (Golden City - heavenly Jerusalem) A called out people - REV. TEXT 21:2 - REFERENCE Heb. 12:22 HOLY CITY - Rev. 21:10; Note - The last several chapters of Revelation show a comparison of two cites, Jerusalem and Babylon. CLOUDS: Glory; great numbers - REV. TEXT 14:14, 10:1 REFERENCE - Heb. 12:1, 2 Chronicles 5:14 CRAFTSMAN: Those with spirit given ability - REV. TEXT 18:22 REFERENCE - Ex. 35:30-35 CROWN: Reigning; victory REV. TEXT 6:2, 19:12, 12:1 REFERENCE - 2 Tim 4:8, 1 Ch. 20:22

48 D DAY STAR: Christ, the Sun of Righteousness, Bright and Morning Star - Christ - 2 Pet 1:19 REFERENCE - Mal. 4:2; 2 Peter 1:19. See Sun DENS False religious habitations, or religious hideouts. Rev. 6:15; REFERENCE - Judges 6:2; Jer. 6:16; Matt.21:13 DEW The Word in it's gentleness Rev. Deut. 32:2; See Hail DOGS: Apostates; backsliders; unholy; unsaved Rev. 22:15 - REFERENCE - Prov. 26:11, Matt 7:6, 2 Pet 2:22; Phil. 3:1,2 DOOR God given opportunity Rev. 3:8; 4:1 REFERENCE - Acts 14:27; 1 Cor. 16:9; 2 Cor 2:12; Col 4:3 DRAGON: Paganism or Heathen Rome - REV. 12:3, 16:13, 20:2 DRUNKEN: Spiritual Arrogance - REV. 17:6 - REFERENCE Dan 5:1; Isa. 28:6-13; 1 Thess. 5:4-7

49 E EAGLES' WINGS Deliverance and protection Rev. 12:14 REFERENCE - Ex. 19:4; Isa. 40:31 EARTH Unregenerate, Protestantism Rev. 7:3; 12:16; 14:3 REFERENCE - Jer.22:29; John 3:31; 1 Cor. 15:47-49 EARTHQUAKE: Spiritual awakening; shaking of earthly things REV. TEXT 6:12, 8:5, 11:13, 11:19 - REFERENCE Acts 2:37-41, 16:25-34 EAST Directions from which springs light and wisdom Rev. 7:2; 16:12 REFERENCE - Num. 2:3; Mal. 4:2; Matt. 2:1,2 EAT To receive for spiritual food; to accept and receive. Rev. 2:7,14,17,20; 10:9; 19:18 REFERENCE - Jer. 15:16; Ezk. 3:1-3; John 6:48-58; James 1:21 EGYPT: Bondage - REV. TEXT 11:8 - REFERENCE - Exodus 20:1,2; 1:8-14 EUPHRATES: Babylon's foundation and stronghold - REV. 9:14, 16:12 Note - See Pure River of Life EYE SALVE Signifies obtaining spiritual vision through Christ Rev. 3:18; REFERENCE - John 9:6-11; Eph. 1:18

50 F FALSE PROPHET: Protestantism - REV. TEXT 16:13; 13:11 REFERENCE - Matt 7:15-20 FAMINE An extreme scarcity of God's truth. Rev. 18:8 REFERENCE - Amos 8:11 FAN: Christ's Ministers - TEXT Matt. 3:12 - REFERENCE Rev. 1:20 FEET: Means of conveying the Gospel REV. 1:15; 2:18 - REFERENCE Isa. 527Eph. 6:15, Rom 10:15 FINE LINEN Righteousness, purity, and holiness Rev. 19:8,14 REFERENCE - Ex. 28:42,43, Isa 64:6 FIRE: Power of the Spirit to burn  with the word REV. 1:14, 2:18, 3:18, 8:5-8; 9:17; 15:2 - REFERENCE - Jer. 23:29, Mal 3:2; Matt 3:11, 12; Acts 2:3 FIRE & BRIMSTONE God's unmitigated wrath Rev. 9:17; 14:10 REFERENCE - Gen 19;24; Psa. 11:6; Ezk. 38:22; Luke 17:29 FIRST FRUITS the Lord's portion Rev 9:17 REFERENCE - Ex. 22:29; Lev. 2:12; Prov. 3:9  See TENTH PART FIRST RESURRECTION Regaining of Spiritual Life. Rev. 20:6 REFERENCE - John 5:24,25; Eph. 2:1-6 FLESH: Doctrine - REV. 19:17, 18 - REFERENCE - John 6:53-58 FORNICATION Unclean Fellowship - Illicit relationships Illicit joining together for fellowship and worship Rev. 2:21; 17:4; 14:8, 18:3 REFERENCE - 2 Chron. 21:11; Ezk. 16:1,2,14-17,29 FOREHEAD: Indoctrination - REV.  13:16, 7:3 - REFERENCE Ex 28:36 (Mark IN) Jer 3:3, Ezek 3:8 FORTY AND TWO MONTHS 1260 Years Rev.13:5 - Using Ezk. 4:6, "each day for a year," the 1260 days symbolize the same number of years.  See Time, Times, and half a time. FOUNTAINS AND RIVERS OF WATERS: Experiences of Salvation - REV. 7:17; 8:10, 7:17, 21:6, 16:4 - REFERENCE Jer. 2:13; John 4:14, 7:37-39 FOUR BEASTS 24 ELDERS: Redeemed of all ages from every nation (LIVING CREATURES) REV. 5:8,9, 7:11, 14:3 - REFERENCE Ezk. 1:5,6Rev. 5:9 FOUR CORNERS Universal directions Rev. 7:1 FOWLS: False Spirits; false prophets - REV. 18:2; 19:17, 18:2 - REFERENCE - Job 28:7; Matt 3:16, Matt 24:28 (can be true or false) See Birds, Note: The Holy Spirit is manifested as a dove (Matt 3:16) FROGS Unclean spirits Rev. 16:13 REFERENCE Ex. 8:1-15; Psa. 78:45

51 G GARMENTS Spiritual Condition. Rev. 3:4; 16:15 REFERENCE - Ex. 28:2;Isa.61:3,10; Zech. 3:1-4; Matt. 22:11; 1 Pet. 5:5; Jude 23 GATES OF HELL: False churches or ways  Matt 16:18 REFERENCE - Matt 7:13 GENTILES: All who are not spiritual, Non spiritual Jews, Idol worshipers; heathens - REV. 11:2 REFERENCE - Mark 7:26; Rom 2:28,29: 1 Cor. 12;2; Eph 2:11,19 Note: See Israel GIFTS: Offices and Honors in religious affairs; abilities (true gifts come from the Spirit) REV. 11:10 - REFERENCE - Deut. 16:19; Prov. 17:23; 25:14; Eph 4:8. GLASS God's Word used as a mirror  Rev. 15:2 REFERENCE - Jas. 1:23; Ex 28:8 GOLD Precious, valuable Rev. 3:18;4:4;18:12 REFERENCE - Job 28:1-17; Isa. 13:12; Acts 20:33; 1 Pet. 1:24 GRASS Flesh Rev 8:7; REFERENCE - Isa. 40:5-8; 1 Peter GREAT CHAIN: God's Word used with the Spirit to bind and restrain REV. TEXT 20:1 - REFERENCE - Psa 149:5-9, Prov. 1:7-9.  Note: The chain is a fitting symbol for Word, as it displays the close interrelationship between individual truths, and how they are beautifully linked together.  See Isa. 28:10 GREEN To be alive and flourishing. Rev. 8:7; 9:4 REFERENCE - Psa 23:2; 52:8; Isa. 15:6; Jer. 17:8.

52 H  HAIL: Cold, Hard, Solid Truth - REV. 8:7, 11:19, 16:21 - REFERENCE Isa 28:17, 30:30 HAIR: Glory - REV. 9:8 - REFERENCE - 1 Cor. 11:15 HALF HOUR Short period of time HARLOT False Worshippers, i.e. the false church Rev. 17:5 REFERENCE - Isa. 1:21; Jer 2:20-25; Ezk. 23; Hos. 3:4:15 HARP: Praise and rejoicing that accompanies victory and praise; music in the soul REV. 14:2 - REFERENCE - 1 Chron. 25:3Psa 137:2, 43:4; Eph. 5:19,20 HARVEST Gathering by the Word for the judgment. Rev. 14:15; REFERENCE - Jl. 3:9-14; Matt. 13:24-30; HEADS: Source of Leadership or Forms of Government; Rev. 17:9, 10, 13:2,3; 9:19 REFERENCE - Ex. 18:25; Num. 1:16; Dan. 2:38; 1 Cor. 11:3; Eph. 5:23 HEAVEN: An Exalted position - REV. 12:1, 21:1, 20:11; 21:1 REFERENCE - Eph 1:3 2:6; 1 Tim. 4:18 HIDDEN MANNA: The deep and hidden mysteries of The Word of God - REV. 2:17 - REFERENCE - Ex. 16:12-15, 32-36; John 1:1-3, 14; 6:31-35;  1 Cor. 2:7 HOLY CITY New Jerusalem, The Church of God Rev. 11:2,21,2; 22:19 REFERENCE - Gal 4:26; Heb. 12:22 HOLY JERUSALEM: The Church of God - REV. TEXT 21:10 - REFERENCE - Heb. 12:22, Gal. 4:26 HORNS: Power - REV. 5:6, 12:3, 13:1, 17:3 - REFERENCE Luke 1:69 Daniel 8th chapter HORSES: Warfare; militant spirits REV. 6:2-8; 9:17; REFERENCE Job 39:19-25; Jer. 6:23, 8:6, Zech 6:1-8; Prov. 21:31 HORSES' BRIDLE: Ministers, guiding powers - REV. 14:20 - REFERENCE - James 3:2-3 HOT Denotes fervency in spirit for the things of God. Rev. 3:15,16; REFERENCE - Matt. 24:12; Acts 18:25; Rom 12:11

53 I IDOLATERS False religionists, sect worshippers Rev. 21:8; 22:15 REFERENCE - Ex. 20:1-6;Dan. 3: Acts 16:17-32; Rom. 1:21-23 IMAGE OF THE BEAST: Protestantism - REV. TEXT 13:15 - REFERENCE - Rev. 13:11 INCENSE: Prayers REV. TEXT 8:5 - REFERENCE Psa 141:2 IRON Hard, strong, and unbreakable. Rev 2:27; 9:9; 12:5 REFERENCE - jOS. 17:16; 1 Kings 22:11; Psa. 2:9; Dan. 2:31-42 ISLANDS: Independent Religious groups who hold Creeds and Doctrines of men; dry places - REV. TEXT 6:14, 16:20 6:16 REFERENCE - Isa. 11:10-12; Zeph. 2:8-11. Note: An Island is a mountain which protrudes from beneath the sea.  See Mountain

54 J JEWELS: Precious Scriptures and truths- REV. 17:4 ; REFERENCE - Isa. 61:10 JEWS True Saints Rev. 2:9; 3:9 REFERENCE - Rom. 2:28,29; 9:8

55 K KEY The means of access Rev. 9:1; 20:1 REFERENCE - Judg. 3:25; Lu. 11:52 KEYS: Word and Spirit - REV. TEXT 1:18, 9:1 - REFERENCE Matt 16:19, Luke 11:52 KILL To render ineffective or powerless Rev. 11:7 REFERENCE - Matt. 15:2-9; 1 Cor. 1:17 Note: Putting the two witnesses in graves is to say we want to bury them, and get them completely out of sight. KING OF KINGS Jesus Christ Rev. 15:3; 17;14; 19:16 REFERENCE - John 1:49; 18:37; 1 Tim. 1:17, 6:15 Note: Salvation makes us Kings. See Rev. 1:6; 5:10

56 L LAMB: Christ (Sacrifice) - REV. 5:6,8,12,13; 12:11; 14:4-6; 21:9; 22:1 - REFERENCE - Isa 53:7, John 1:29,36; 1 Pet. 1:19 LAMB-LIKE BEAST: Protestantism - REV. TEXT 13: REFERENCE - Matt 7:15-20 LEOPARD-LIKE BEAST: Papalism; Catholicism; spotted showing sin REV. 13:1-8 - REFERENCE - Jer. 13:23, Eph 5:25-27 NOTE: Spots denote sin and defilement, Jude 23 LAMP-BURNING: Salvation - REV. TEXT 8:10 - REFERENCE Isa 62:1, Matt 25:1 LIGHTNING: Enlightenment on God's Word; Truth REV. 4:5; 8:5; 16:18 REFERENCE - Psa 97:4, 77:18 LINEN: Righteousness - REV. 19:8 - REFERENCE - Isa 64:6 LION: Strong, aggressive conqueror Rev. 4:7; 9:17 REFERENCE - Jud. 14:8,18; Prov. 28:1; 30:30 LION OF JUDAH Christ, Aggressive Conqueror Rev. 5:5 REFERENCE - Rev. 5:5-9; 6:1; Pro 28:1, 30:30 LOCUST: False teachers - REV. 9:3, 7 - REFERENCE - Ex. 10:12-14; Nahum 3:17

57 M MAN CHILD: New Converts of the early church - REV.  12:5 - REFERENCE Mark 10:15-16; Eph 2:11-15 MERCHANTS: False Ministers - REV. 18:3,11, REFERENCE - Hos. 12:7; 1Tim 6:3-10; 2 Pet 2:1-3; Jude 16 MICHAEL: Christ - REV. 12:7 - REFERENCE Dan 2:1, Jude 9 MOON: Old Testament Light - REV. 6:12; 8:12; 12:1; 21:23 - REFERENCE Duet 33:13,14; Isa 30:26 MORNING STAR: Morning Time Ministry - REV. 2:28, 22:16 MOUNTAINS: Places of worship, churches - REV. 6:14,15; 8:8; 16: REFERENCE - Isa 2:2; John 4:19-23; Heb 12:18-23 MOUNT SINAI: Old Covenant  Gal 4:24 - REFERENCE - Ex 19:20, Heb 12:18 MOUNT ZION: The Church of God - REV. 14:1 - REFERENCE Heb 12:22, Psalms 48: Oba. 17; Heb. 12_18-23 MUSICIANS Those will music in their souls and a melody in their heart Rev. 18:22 REFERENCE - 2 Chron. 7:6; Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16

58 N NAKED Lacking in divine grace. Rev. 3:17,18; 16:15 REFERENCE - Gen 3:1-10 NEW JERUSALEM The Church of God  Rev. 3:12; 21:2,10 REFERENCE - Gal 4:26; Heb. 12:22 Note: See Holy City

59 O ODORS: Prayers and  worship - REV.   5:8 REFERENCE - Amos 5:21; Eph. 5:2 Note: See Incense OIL The Holy Ghost Rev. 6:6; 18:3 REFERENCE - Ex. 30:24-33; Acts 4:27; 10:38: Heb 1:9 ONE THOUSAND, TWO HUNDRED AND THREESCORE DAYS 1260 years Rev. 11:3; 12:6 Note: See Time, Times and Half a time. ONE THOUSAND YEARS Signifies the long period of Papal darkness

60 P PALE The Color of a corpse. Rev 6:8 REFERENCE - Isa. 29:22; Jer. 30:6 Note: In reference to Jer. 30:6, it is said that a woman comes nigh unto death when bringing forth offsring.  It should also be noted that when one turns PALE it is due to a lack of blood. PEARLS Precious Truths Rev. 17:4; 18:12,16 REFERENCE - Matt. 7:6; 13:45,46 PENNY: Wages paid for a days labor - REV. 6:6 - REFERENCE - Matt 20:2 PILLAR One of spiritual strength and steadfastness. Rev. 3:12 REFERENCE - 1 King 7:2,3,15-22; Acts 20:17-24; Gal. 2:9 PLAGUE: Vexation; misery caused by the pouring out of God's judgments - REV. 11:6;15:8; 16:9,21; 18:4,8 - REFERENCE - Ex 7:11; 9:8-12; Num. 16:46-48; Psa. 91:1-10 PRECIOUS STONES: Scripture truths of the Word - REV. 17:4; 18:12,16; 21:19 - REFERENCE 2 Chron. 3:1-6; Matt 7:6; 2 Pet. 1:4 PRISON A situation of restraint or confinement Rev. 2:10, 20:7 -  REFERENCE Gen. 40:5; Acts 12: PURE RIVER OF LIFE The Spirit of God - REV. 22:1 - REFERENCE Psa. 46:4; John 7:38,39 PURPLE The Color of Royalty Rev. 17:4; 18:12,16 - REFERENCE Judg. 8:24-26; Est. 8:15; John 19:1-5

61 Q QUEEN The wife of the King. Rev. 18:7 - REFERENCE Est. 1:9-22; Jer. 13:18

62 R  RAIN: Truth; Pure doctrine from heaven - REV. 11:6 REFERENCE - Deu. 32:2, Isa 55:10 RAINBOW: New Covenant - REV. 10:1, 6:2 - REFERENCE Gen 9:12-15 REAP: To gather/harvest men's souls - REV. 14:15,16 - REFERENCE Matt 13:24-41; John 4:38 RED Indicates sinfulness Rev. 6;4; 12:3 REFERENCE Isa. 1:18 REED: The Word of God as a measuring tool - REV.  11:15, 21:1 - REFERENCE - Ezek 40:3-8; 42:16-20; 2 Cor. 10:12 RESURRECTION: Regaining of life; spiritual - REV.  20:6 REFERENCE John 5:25, Eph 2:1 ROCK: Christ the Good Foundation  1 Cor. 10:4 - REFERENCE - Matt 7:24, Psa 18:2 ROCKS: False refuges and hiding places - REV. 6:15,16 - REFERENCE - Jer 16:16,17; Psa. 18:31 ROD God's Word when used for correction and discipline. Rev. 11:1; 12:5 REFERENCE pro. 13:24; 23:13,14; 1 Cor. 4:21

63 S SACKCLOTH AND ASHES Extreme Mourning - REV. 11:3 - REFERENCE Esther 4:1-3; Jonah 3:5-8 SCARLET Sinfulness Rev. 17:3,4; 18;12,16 REFERENCE Isa. 1;18 SEA: The wicked, especially religious professors; Papalism. Man made organizations; wicked men - REV. 8:8, 13:1 - REFERENCE - Isa 57:20, 21, Jude 13, Rev. 17:15 SEA OF GLASS: The Word of God - REV. 4:6, 15:2 - REFERENCE James 1:23 Note: See GLASS SEALS: Locks; unrevealed mysteries - REV. 5:5; 6:1-12; 10:4, 5:5 REFERENCE - Isa 29:11,12; Matt 13:11-17 SEAT: Power, Position and Authority (Seat of Beast: Rome) REV. TEXT 13:2 - REFERENCE - Matt 23:1-2 SHARP SICKLE: Word of God as a reaping tool - REV. 14:17,19 - REFERENCE Heb. 4:12 See. Harvest SHIPS: Ministers - REV. 18:17 - REFERENCE Ezek 30:9, Prov 31:14; 1 Tim 1:18-20 SIGNIFY: Written in signs or symbols not plainly, or to make known by signs and symbols - REV.1:1 REFERENCE 10:4 SILENCE: Failure to cry aloud, failure to preach or rejoice in God's judgments - REV. 8:1 - REFERENCE Isa 62:6 SMOKE: Glory; Prayers Worship - REV. 15:8, 9:2 - REFERENCE 6:1-4 SODOM: Sin - REV. 11:8 - REFERENCE - Gen 13:13; 18:20; 2 Pet. 2:6-9 SONG OF MOSES AND THE LAMB The experience of deliverance from sin and false religion. Re. 15:3 REFERENCE Ex. 15 STARS: Ministers; messengers - REV. 1:16; 8:10,11; 20, 9:1 REFERENCE Dan. 12:3; 2 Cor 11:14; Jude 13 STREET: Place of Business and movement - REV. 11:8 REFERENCE Neh 8:1, Prov 1:20; Isa. 59:14; Matt. 6:5 SUN: New Testament Light - REV. 6:12,13; 8:12; 16:8 - REFERENCE - Mal 4:1, Isa 30:26 Note: The Sun provides heat as well as light. See. Matt. 13:6 SWORD: The Word of God - REV. 1:16; 2:12; 6:4 19:15 - REFERENCE - Heb 4:12, Eph 6:17

64 T TABERNACLE: The True Church Rev. 13:6; 15:5 - REFERENCE - Heb 8:2
TAIL: Latter part or end - REV. 9:10,19; 12:4  REFERENCE Isa. 9:14-16 TALENT: Weight of the candlestick; full gospel light and truth - REV. 16:21 - REFERENCE - EX 25:37-39 TEETH: Power to crush and devour - REV. 9:8 - REFERENCE Daniel 7:7 TEMPLE: Where God dwells; church - REV. 3:12; 15:8 - REFERENCE Eph 2:20-22 TENTH PART: Best part; first fruits tithe- REV. 11:13 - REFERENCE Lev. 27:26-32; Isa. 6:13 THEFTS Sect building Rev. 9:21 REFERENCE John 10:1,8 Note: To invent and build your own church is to steal God's authority and glory THUNDER: The sounding forth of revealed truth (light) and the understanding of past happenings and prophecies REV.  6:1, 10:3,4 REFERENCE Psa. 18:13 TIMES, TIMES, AND HALF A TIME 1260 years Rev. 12:14 REFERENCE Dan. 4:25, 12:7 Note: Time (1 year) + Times (2 years) + Half a Time (6 months) = 3 1/2 years.  12 (months per year) x 3 1/2 (years) = 42 months.  See Forty Two Months TREES: Religious People - REV. 2:7, 22:2 - REFERENCE Psa 1:3, Isa 61:3 TRUMPETS: Messages of awakening and alarm - REV. 4:1, 1:10, 8:2-13, 9:14 REFERENCE - Num. 10:1-1-; Isa 58:1; Joel 2:1; 1 Cor. 14:8 TWO OLIVE TREES: The Word and Spirit - REV. 11:1-4 - REFERENCE Zech 4:1-6,14 TWO WITNESSES: The Word and Spirit - REV. 11:3 - REFERENCE - Rom 8:16, Matt 24:14

65 V VIALS: Judgment; Wrath of God - REV. TEXT 5:8, 15:7 and Chapter 16 - REFERENCE - Rom 1:18 VINE OF THE EARTH Sectism Rev. 14:18,19 REFERENCE - Jer. 2:21; John 15:1 VIRGINS Those who are spiritual pure Rev. 14:4 REFERENCE - Matt. 21:1,11; 2 Cor. 11:2 VOICE: Means of sounding forth and making God's will known; Rejoicing in God's judgments - REV. 4:5; 8:5; 11:15; 16:18 - REFERENCE - Isa 58:1; John 10:3-5; Acts 13:27 Note: When one's experience has become contaminated with compromise or apostasy, he loses his VOICE, thus entering into silence.

66 W WATCHMAN: Minister - REFERENCE Isa 52:8, Jer 6:17, Ezek 33 WATERS:
People, multitudes - REV. 17:15 - REFERENCE Isa 17:12, 13 WHEAT: Word of God as food - REV. 6:6 REFERENCE Psa. 147:11-20 Children of God - Matt 3:12 WHEEL: Universal Church - REFERENCE Ezek 1:15 WHITE Purity, Holiness Rev. 3:5; 7:14; REFERENCE Psa. 51:7; Isa. 1:18; Dan. 12:10 WHORE: False Worshippers, Worldly; false church - REV. 17:15,16; 19:2 - REFERENCE Lev. 20:1-6; Jer. 13:27; Ezek 16:17; Hos. 1:2; 4:10-19 WIDOW Desolate and forsaken Rev. 18:7 REFERENCE Eph. 5:22-33 WIFE: True church of God - REV. 19:7, 21:9 - REFERENCE - Acts 20:28, Eph 5:22-33 WILDERNESS: Condition of spiritual uncultivation, a place of obscurity (Church unorganized) REV. 12:6; 17:3 - REFERENCE Deut 8:15, 16 WINDS: Spiritual influence, particularly false spirits and doctrines.  REV. 6:13; 7:1 - REFERENCE - Jude 12, Eph 4:14; Heb. 13:9  Note: On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came as a rushing, mighty WIND.  See John 3:8, Acts 2:2.  All doctrines, whether true or false, are conveyed by a spirit. WINEPRESS: Misery and suffering caused when God's judgments put the "squeeze" on men's deeds. REV. 14:19; 19:15 - REFERENCE Isa. 63:3,6 WINGS: Deliverance, Speed - REV. 4:8, 12:14 - REFERENCE - Ex 19:4, Jer 48:9 WOMAN: True Church - REV. 12:1 - REFERENCE - Matt 25:1, 2 Cor 11:2 False Church; Apostate - REV. 17:1-5 - REFERENCE Isa 4:1 WORMWOOD: Bitterness - REV. 8:11 - REFERENCE - Deut. 29:18,19; Prov. 5:3,4; Lam. 3:15; Heb. 12:15

67 Conclusion Bible Prophecy Symbols
Why cloak Bible prophecies in Symbols? And Jesus said, “To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that Seeing they may not see, And hearing they may not understand.” Luke 8:10. Many of the apocalyptic prophecies were given while the prophets were in a hostile foreign land. One reason God cloaked the prophecies in symbols was to protect the messages.

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