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Thought For Today 26-Mar-2004

Thought For Today

26-Mar-2004

The Holy Bible King James version:

Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

My interpretation:

Revelation 2:20 Nevertheless there are some things concerning you that I don't like, or agree with, "Said God". You allowed that wicked woman Jezebel that called herself a prophetess to teach my servants her wicked ways, you allowed her to seduce my servants to say and to do things against my will. You allowed her to convince them to eat things sacrificed to idols. I believe the word fornication is used here to symbolize or mean that she was forsaking God, and God's word, she was worshipping false idols. (To help understand who Jezebel is) In the book of 1st: Kings Jezebel was a Phoenician princess that was the wife of king Ahab, and the mother of Ahaziah, Jehoram, and Athaliah. She encourged the people to worship Baal. She also persecuted the true prophets of her day. Jezebel was the bitter foe of Elijah, and Elijah's prophecy of Jezebels doom was fulfilled when Jehu triumphed over the house of Ahab. A Jezebel in common usage is a wicked woman.)

The Holy Bible King James version:

Revelation 2:21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

My interpretation:

Revelation 2:21 I the Lord God allowed her the opportunity to repent of her sins and wrongdoings, but she refused. I believe the word fornication is used here to symbolize or mean that she was forsaking God, and God's word, she was worshipping false idols.

The Holy Bible King James version:

Revelation 2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

My interpretation:

Revelation 2:22 Watch, I will put her in a situation that will tempt others to want to commit fornication with her, I am using the word fornication here to symbolize or mean forsaking God, and God's word, and worshipping false idols. The word adultery is used here to mean the forsaking of God, or to turn to something other than God's word, as in a marriage when adultery is committed one of the two married people turn to someone other than their spouse and commit adultery. And the ones that fall into the temptation will face great tribulation and troubles unless they ask God (with a pure heart) to forgive them of their sins. I also believe this is speaking of nations and countries, not individual people. God is using the word "her" to represent a country, and the word "them" to represent other countries.

The Holy Bible King James version all together:

Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

My interpretation all together:

Nevertheless there are some things concerning you that I don't like, or agree with, "Said God". You allowed that wicked woman Jezebel that called herself a prophetess to teach my servants her wicked ways, you allowed her to seduce my servants to say and to do things against my will. You allowed her to convince them to eat things sacrificed to idols. I believe the word fornication is used here to symbolize or mean that she was forsaking God, and God's word, she was worshipping false idols. (To help understand who Jezebel is) In the book of 1st: Kings Jezebel was a Phoenician princess that was the wife of king Ahab, and the mother of Ahaziah, Jehoram, and Athaliah. She encourged the people to worship Baal. She also persecuted the true prophets of her day. Jezebel was the bitter foe of Elijah, and Elijah's prophecy of Jezebels doom was fulfilled when Jehu triumphed over the house of Ahab. A Jezebel in common usage is a wicked woman.) I the Lord God allowed her the opportunity to repent of her sins and wrongdoings, but she refused. I believe the word fornication is used here to symbolize or mean that she was forsaking God, and God's word, she was worshipping false idols. Watch, I will put her in a situation that will tempt others to want to commit fornication with her, I am using the word fornication here to symbolize or mean forsaking God, and God's word, and worshipping false idols. The word adultery is used here to mean the forsaking of God, or to turn to something other than God's word, as in a marriage when adultery is committed one of the two married people turn to someone other than their spouse and commit adultery. And the ones that fall into the temptation will face great tribulation and troubles unless they ask God (with a pure heart) to forgive them of their sins. I also believe this is speaking of nations and countries, not individual people. God is using the word "her" to represent a country, and the word "them" to represent other countries.

Tim V.