Apocalypse of Jesus Christ – PART 2 – unveiling The Throne in Heaven, The Lamb Slain, The Bride, The Rapture, The second coming of Jesus Christ, The Final Judgement and The New Heaven and The New Earth

 

Åbenbaringen af Jesus Kristus – DEL 2 – Guds Trone i Himmelen, Det slagtede Lam, Bruden, Bortrykkelsen, Jesus Kristus 2. Komme (Jesu Kristi Dag), Den sidste Dom (Herrens Dag) og Den ny Himmel og Den ny Jord. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mount Sinai – Moses Mountain in Sinai, Egypt:

 

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Moses Mountain - Sinai

Moses Mountain – Mount Sinai, Egypt. Photo 25. january 1995 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

PART 2

Revelation chapters 12,1 – 14,20:

4.VISION (Section): Revelation 12,1 – 14,20 The Harvest of the Earth

The woman pregnant and an enormous red dragon 12,1 – 12,12,

The Beast out of the Sea and The Beast out of the Earth 13,1 – 13,18,

A new song to the Lamb 14, 1-5,

The three angels: The eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth – to every nation, tribe, language and people and a warning not to worship the beast and his image and not to receive the mark of his name, Revelation 14,6-13.

The Harvest of the Earth 14,14-20.

 

 

Apocalypse of Jesus Christ – Revelation is the last book in the Bible. It is a prophetic book written by Apostel John under his deportation to the island Patmos. John in in prison on Patmos under the roman emperor Domitian (81-96).

 

Apostel John has in decades been principal elder of the christian church i Efesus, Asia Minor. After the destruction of Jerusalem and its third temple in 70 A.C. the christian churches in Antioch and in the cities of Asia Minor and in Greece are under severe persecutions from the roman authorities. The emperors of the Roman Empire living in Rome demands, that all inhabitants of The Roman Empire must worship the Roman Emperor as God. The christians refuge to do that, and openly preach and teach in public, that there is only One Almighty God –  God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob revealed through The Holy Bible and the testimony of life and teaching of the Son of God and the Son of Man JESUS CHRIST, his sacrificing death on Calvary Cross, his resurrection of the grave, his ascension and through the out pouring of The Holy Spirit upon the disciples on the Day of Pentecost – ONE TRUE ALMIGHTY GOD: GOD the FATHER, GOD the SON and GOD the HOLY SPIRIT, Acts 2,1-47.

 

Revelation – Apocalypse of Jesus Christ is a prophetic book, which reveals what HAS happen, what happen JUST NOW and what WILL happen in the FUTURE.

 

Revelation is a book, which reveals Jesus Christ as the Lamb Slain sitting on God the Father´s right hand on the Throne of God in Heaven, Revelation 7,9-17.

Revelation is a book, which reveals the church of Jesus Christ – the Bride of Jesus Christ with its sufferings through all END TIME from the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Day of Pentecost to the Ascension of believers – The Rapture, 1. Thessalonians 4,13-18 and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ as  “-The Rider on the White Horse”, Revelation 19,11-21.

Revelation is a book, which reveals Jesus Christ´s victory over God´s opponent Satan, the Devil and the fallen angels (Revelation 12,7-12;)  and God´s FINAL JUDGMENT, Revelation 20, 7-15).

Revelation is a book, which reveals The NEW HEAVEN, THE NEW EARTH, THE NEW JERUSALEM and the WATER of LIFE and the free ADMISSION to the TREE of LIFE, Revelation 21,1-8 and 22,1-21) as promised by GOD  in Genesis 2,16-17, Genesis 3,22-24 and

Genesis 3,15 The Covenant between God and Eve: ” And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel” and fulfilled by Jesus Christ as the offspring of the woman (from Eve to Mary, Jesus Son of Man) on Calvary Cross, when Jesus said:” It is finished” (John 19,30): Jesus Christ´s victory over Satan – a victory in which all believers will share.

 

Revelation is the final book in The Bible and is a prophetic book which complete the Bible with:

THE FOUNDATION: Genesis chapters 1-11,

SUPERSTRUCTURE: Genesis chapter 12 – Deuteronomy chapter 34: THE LAW (Torah) and all historical-, prophetic- and poets books from book of Joshua to book of Malachi, included all books on New Testament of the Bible from book of Matthew until the book of Jude,

COMPLETENESS: Revelation chapters 1-22.

 

 

To understand and interpret Revelation – Apocalypse of Jesus Christ needs knowledge, absorption, prayer and revelation by The Holy Spirit, which is the Spirit of Jesu Christ – The Spirit of God.

Hermeneutic is the teaching of the true interpretation of the Bible. Through the history of the church there are 3 most general used methods:

The literal, the historic and the metaphorical method.

In the following I will interpret the text in the Bible in accordance to the literal-historic context, in which the text was written in the original language and from the best translations word to word from the original hebrew and greek text.

Every bible verse must be interpret out from the context and out from other relevant bible verses in Old and New Testament of the Bible. Shortly said: Bible verses interpret other bible verses – all bible verses in Old and New Testament constitute a context, which is the true and whole revelation of The Word of God – THE WORD which became flesh, See John 1,1-3:-“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning”.

 

Revelation – Apocalypse of Jesus Christ can only be understood through a knowledge of the prophetic books in Old Testament of the Bible among others: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Daniel, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Psalms, Zechariah, Joel and Haggai.

 

Revelation – Apocalypse of Jesus Christ stands for COMPLETENESS – THE VICTORY AND TRIUMPH OF THE LAMB.

 

On the Road to Emmaus:

The resurrected Jesus Christ in his glorified body meet two of his disciples on the road to Emmaus, See Luke 24,13-35:

-“Now that same day two of them are going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them, but they were kept from recognizing him. He asked them, ” What are you discussing together as you walk along?” (Luke 24,13-17a),

-“He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all tha the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. (Luke, 24,25-27).

 

 

 

The resurrected Jesus and his disciples (Luke 24,33-53):

-“They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread. While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” (Luke 24,33-37).

-“He said to them,”This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, The Prophets and the Psalms”. Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. He told them, “This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. I am going to send you what my Father have promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from the high.” (Luke 24,44-49).

 

 

The Ascension (Luke 24,50-53):

-“When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. Then they worshipped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God”. (Luke 24,50-53).

All this events occurs about 30-33 A.C.

 

 

Patmos in the Aegaen Sea.

The good news of the salvation by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary Cross began about 30 A.C. from Jerusalem to Samaria, Galilee, Antioch, Asia Minor, Greece and Rome.

John in prison on Patmos under the roman emperor Domitian (81-96).

 

This is the beginning  of fulfillment of the word of Jesus, (Matthew 28,18-20):

-“The Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 

 

Overview of Revelation – Apocalypse of Jesus Christ 1,1 – 22,21:

 

 

Introduction 1,1-1,11: Apocalypse of Jesus Christ

 

 

1. VISION: 1,12 – 3,22 The Glory of Jesus Christ

The Glory of Jesus Christ 1,12 – 20,

Letters to the 7 churches 2,1 – 3,22.

 

 

2.VISION:  4,1 – 7,17 God´s Throne in Heaven

Gods Throne in Heaven 4,1-11,

The Lamb and a scroll sealed with seven seals 5,1-14,

The 4 riders on a white, red, black and pale horse 6,1-8,

The Bride maintaining the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ 6,9-11,

The wrath of the Lamb 6, 12-17,

The servants of God who have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb 7,1-17.

 

 

3.VISION: 8,1 -11,19 The slain Lamb

The lamb opened the seventh seal: Silence in heaven 8, 1-6,

The six angels sounded their trumpets: judgment of the world 8,7 – 9,21,

Jesus Christ shout robed in a cloud and with a rainbow above his head: “There will be no more delay!” 10,1-11,

The Two Witnesses: Both Gods people of the Old Covenant and Gods people of the New Covenant of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ in Calvary Cross 11,1-14,

The seventh angel sounded his trumpet: The time has come for judgement 11,15-19.

 

4.VISION: 12,1 – 14,20 The Harvest of the Earth

The woman pregnant and an enormous red dragon 12,1 – 12,12,

The Beast out of the Sea and The Beast out of the Earth 13,1 – 13,18,

A new song to the Lamb 14, 1-5,

The three angles. The eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth – to every nation, tribe, language and people and a warning not to worship the beast and his image and not to receive the mark of his name. “This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God´s commandments and remain faithful to Jesus”, Revelation 14,12.

The Harvest of the Earth 14,14-20.

 

5.VISION: 15,1 – 16,21 Judgments of the Earth

The song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb. The temple in heaven, that is, the tabernacle of the Testimony 15,1-8,

Judgments of the Earth: the seven angels pour out the seven bowls of God´s wrath on the earth 16, 1-21.

 

6.VISION: 17,1 – 18,24 Judgments of the Woman and the Beast

The great prostitute and the Beast 17,1-18,

The Fall of Babylon 18,1-24.

 

7.VISION 19,1 – 20,15  The wedding supper of the Lamb in heaven, the second coming of Jesus Christ and the Final Judgment

The wedding supper of the Lamb in heaven 19,5-10,

The second coming of Jesus Christ: the Rider on the White Horse 19,11-21,

The first resurrection. Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The Thousand Years 20,4-6,

Satan´s Doom 20,7-10,

The book of life and the great white throne in heaven: The Dead are judged. The Final Judgement and the second death 20,11-15.

 

8.VISION: 21,1 – 22,21     The bride, the wife of the Lamb – He who was seated on the throne said ,”I am making everything new!”      

The new heaven and the new earth 21,1-8,

The new Jerusalem 21,8-27,

The River of Life and the Tree of Life 22, 1-5,

“Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus 22,6-21.

 

Saint Katharine Monastery, Mount Moses, Sinai, Egypt:

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Saint Catharine Monastery

Saint Catharine Monastery, Sinai Mountain, Egypt. In front the path that leads to top of Moses Mountain at left with a house for overnight accommodation. Photo 25. january 1995 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

4.VISION: 12,1 – 14,20 The Harvest of the Earth

The woman pregnant and an enormous red dragon 12,1 – 12,12:

The woman pregnant.

-“A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth, Revelation 12,1-2.

This great and wondrous sign refers to the FIRST COVENANT by GOD THE ALMIGHTY JHWH-JAHWEH with ALL MANKIND on EARTH in ALL times from the creation of man to the SECOND COMING of JESUS CHRIST in HIS GLORY, See The Fall of Man, Genesis 3,1-24:

“- And I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his feet”, Genesis 3,15.

Note The NIV Study Bible, Genesis, 3,15 Quote: he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel. The antagonism between people and snakes is used to symbolize the outcome of the titanic struggle between God and the evil one, a struggle played out in the hearts and history of mankind. The offspring of the woman would eventually crush the serpent´s head, a promise fulfilled in Christ´s victory over Satan – a victory in which all believers will share (see Ro 16,20) unquote.

 

The Covenant with EVE is that God  himself will return to mankind, Genesis 3,15. Out of EVE´s offspring Jesus Christ will be born of the virgin MARIE See Luke 1,46-56:

-“And Mary said: My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me – holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generations to generations”, Luke,1,46-50.

Jesus Presented in the Temple, Luke 2,21-40:

-“Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout.He was waiting for the consolation of Israel. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord´s Christ. Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel”. The child´s father and mother marvelled at what was said about him. Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother.”This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will peace your own soul too”, Luke 2,25-35.

Note The NIV Study Bible, Luke 2,42 Qoute: Falling and rising of many in Israel. Christ raises up those who believe in him, but is a stumbling block for those who disbelieve (see 20,17-18;1.Co 1,23; 1. Pe 2,6-8) sign…spoken against. Christ points to the Father and his love for sinners, and those who oppose him oppose the Father.

Note The NIV Study Bible, Luke 2,35 Quote: sword will pierce your own soul too. The word “too” indicates that Mary, as well as Jesus, would suffer deep anguish – the first reference in this gospel to Christ´s suffering and death. Unquote.

 

-” a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head”, Revelation 12,1b:

This is a vision of The BODY OF JESUS CHRIST- THE CHURCH from Pentecost and through the tribulation time of God´s GRACE: the TIME of THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE LAST TIMES, THE TIME OF GRACE until THE BIG TRIBULATION of 7 years (See Daniel 9,25-27) and the SECOND COMING of JESUS CHRIST IN GLORY:

-” Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring – those who obey God´s commandments and hold the testimony of Jesus”, Revelation 12,17.

The Dragon.

-“Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads. His tall swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born. She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron sceptre, ” Revelation 12,3-6.

The red dragon is a metaphor of The Devil (greek diábolos, hebrew Satan). “Seven heads, seven crowns and ten horns” means that the dragon has power, but is is a limited power given by God for a limited time.

 

Jesus said about Satan:

-“Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine. Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself”. He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die”, John 12,30-33.

Note The NIV Study Bible, (quote John) 12,31: on the world. The cross was God´s judgment on the world. the prince of this world. Satan (cf.16,11). The cross would seem to be his triumph; in fact, it was his defeat. Out of it flow the greatest good ever come to the world, (unquote).

The work of the Holy Spirit, The Counsellar, John 16,5-16:

-“But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, The Counsellor will not come to you; But if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: in regard to sin, because men do not believe in me; in regard to righteousness, because I am going to my Father, where you can see me no longer; in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned, John 16,7-11.

-“When the Counsellor comes, whom I will send to you from the father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the father, he will testify about me. And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning, John 15,26-27.

 

Satan is  created as an angel – a cherub who served God in heaven before his fall (See Ezekiel 28,13-17):

The Fall of Man.

-“Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. Her said to the woman, “Did God really say, “You must not eat from any tree in the garden”?”, Genesis 3,1.

See Note The NIV Study Bible, (quote): serpent. The great deceiver clothed himself as a serpent, one of God´s good creatures. He insinuated a falsehood and portrayed rebellion as clever, but essentially innocent, self-interest. Therefore “the devil, or Satan” is later referred to as “the ancient serpent (Rev 12,9; 20,2). (…) Did God really say…? The question and the response changed the course of human history. By causing the woman to dout God´s word, Satan brought evil into the world. Here the deceiver undertook to alienate man from God. In Job 1-2 he, as the accuser, acted to alienate God from man (see also Zec 3,1), (unquote).

 

The Devil – Satan (greek diábolos, hebrew Satan) is:

Satan is a murderer and a lier:

-“You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father´s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies“, John 8,44.

-” The thief comes only to steel and kill and destroy”, John,10,10a.

Satan is a thief:

“- Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them”, Mark 4,15.

Satan is a deceiver:

-“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the lightt of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God”, 2. Corinthians 4,4. See Note The NIV Study Bible, (quote): –god of this age. The devil, who is the arch-enemy of God and the unseen power behind all unbelief and ungodliness. Those who follow him have in effect made him their god,(unquote).

Satan is a tempter:

-” Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil: After fasting for forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tells these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “Man does not live of bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” (…) Jesus said to him,”Away from me, Satan! For it is written: “Worship the Lord your God, and serve him alone.” Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him”, Matthew 4,1-11.

Satan is a accuser:

-“Does Job fear God for nothing!” Satan replied. “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has. You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. But stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face”, Job 1,9-11.

 

God´s judgment of The Devil – Satan (greek diábolos, hebrew Satan) – Satan´s Doom:

-“Then he will say to those on his left, “Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels”, Matthew 25,41.

and

-” And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulphur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever”, Revelation 20,10.

-“Then death and hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone´s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire”, Revelation 20,14-15.

 

The children of Abraham, John 8,1-59:

-“They answered him, “We are Abraham´s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?” Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it for ever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed”, John 8,33-36.

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Life Through the Spirit, Romans 8,1-39:

-“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit”, Romans, 8,1-4.

 

 

Jesus birth, his sacrifice on Calvary Cross, his resurrection and ascension to his Father in heaven:

-“The Dragon stood in front of the woman who was to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born. She gave birth to a son, a male son, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne,” Revelation 12,4b-5.

-“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the father, full of grace and truth”, John 1,14.

Jesus sacrifice on Calvary Cross: 

Genesis 3,15 The Covenant between God and Eve: ” And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel” and fulfilled by Jesus Christ as the offspring of the woman (from Eve to Mary, Jesus Son of Man) on Calvary Cross, when Jesus said:” It is finished” (John 19,30): Jesus Christ´s victory over Satan – a victory in which all believers will share.

-“Jesus said,”This voice was for your benefit, not mine. Now is the time for judgment on the world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself. He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die”. John 12,30-33; (See also John 3,13-21).

Jesus resurrection and ascension to his Father in heaven:

-“Then he opened theirs minds so they could understand the Scriptures. He told them, “This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem”. John 24,45-47.

-“When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. Then they worshipped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy”. John 24,50-52.

 

 

The fall of Satan:

-“And there was a war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven”, Revelation 12,7-8).

After the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Calvary Cross, where HE The Son of Man and the Son of GOD shared his blood as The Lamb of God (John 1,29):

The triumph Victory over Satan and the SIN of Mankind, passed, present and future:

SATAN and his angels lost his/their place in heaven and SATAN has never more access to Gods Throne in heaven as ACCUSER, as he had BEFORE the CROSS. See Book of Job: 1,6-22; 2,1-10.

-“The great dragon was hurled down – that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and the angels with him”, Revelation 12,9.

-“He (Jesus) replied, ” I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven”. (Luke 10,4) and

-“Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself”. He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die”. John 12,31-33).

-“and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned”. (John 16,11).

Note NIV Study Bible on John 12,31(quote): on this world. The cross was God´s judgment on the world. the prince of this world. Satan (cf.16.11). The cross would seem to be his triumph; in fact it was his defeat. Out of it would flow the greatest good ever to come to the world.(unquote)

Note NIV Study Bible on John 12,32(quote): Lifted up. See note on 3:14.The cross was the supreme exaltation of Jesus (see notes on v.41;13:31). All men. Christ will draw people to himself without regard for nationality, ethnic affiliation or status. It is significant that Greek Gentiles were present on this occasion (v 20). (unquote)

 

Rejoice in Heaven:

-“Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses the before God day and night, has been hurled down. They overcame him by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony; and they did not love lives so mush as to shrink from death,” Revelation 12,10-11.

-“Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! he is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short”, Revelation 12,12.

Isaiah, 14,12-17:

-“How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, sun of the dawn!You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart,”I will ascent to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit”, Isaiah 14,12-15.

Luke 10,1-24: Jesus Sends Out the Seventy-two:

-“The seventy-two returned with joy and said,”Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” He replied,” I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” Luke 10,17-18.

Ezekiel 28,12-19:

-“You were the model of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: ruby, topaz and emerald, chrysolite, onyx and jasper, sapphire, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared. You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. Ezekiel 28,12a-14.  (…)  -” Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelleds you, O guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones. Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor.” Ezekiel, 28,16-17b.

Hostility of Satan towards the people of God through all history of mankind – under the old covenant and under the new covenant: THE BODY OF JESUS CHRIST, THE BRIDE since the day of Pentacost and until today – THE TIME OF GRACE and in the future THE GREAT TRIBULATION TIME of 7 years (the last of the seventy “sevens”, see Daniel 9,24-27) until THE 2. COMING OF JESUS CHRIST in his GLORY (1. Thessalonians 5,23):

-“Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring – those who obey God´s commandments and hold the testimony of Jesus,” Revelation 12,17.

 

 

The future THE GREAT TRIBULATION TIME of 7 years (the last of the seventy “sevens”, see Daniel 9,24-27) until THE 2. COMING OF JESUS CHRIST in his GLORY (1. Thessalonians 5,23):

 

The Beast out of the Sea and The Beast out of the Earth, Revelation 13,1 – 13,18:

 

 

The Beast out of the Sea, Revelation 13,1-10:

THE FALSE PROPHET.

-” And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name”, Revelation 13,1.

-” The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority”, Revelation 13,2b.

-” The whole world was astonished and followed the beast. Men worshipped the dragon because he had giver authority to the beast, and they also worshipped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?”, Revelation 13.3b-4.

This is visions, where God reveals to the Body of Christ – THE CHURCH of true believers and disciples of Jesus Christ about Satan´s strategy to deceive and destroy THE CHURH in the 7 years of THE GREAT TRIBULATION just before the second coming of Jesus Christ.

-“ The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for forty-two months”, Revelation 13,5.

-” He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people. language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast – all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world. He who has an ear, let him hear”, Revelation, 13,7-9.

The Beast out of the Sea is a metaphor of a person – a false prophet who is under influence and dominion of Satan. The false prophet established a false ideology, a false religion , a false way of thinking, which is worldwide. The false prophet will get authority over all nations on earth. This authority will lead to a worldwide power system of false religion/false political ideology, economic and military structures. This 3-fold system is under influence and dominion of the false Prophet and the Dragon=Satan.

See also:

Revelation 16,13: -” Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the false prophet. There are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty.

Revalation 19,19-20: -” Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army. But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshipped his image. The two of then were  thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulphur”. (“the rider on the horse and his army”: – “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider i called Faithful and True“, Revelation 19,11-16 – “the rider” is Jesus Christ returning as Messiah: -” On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS”, Revelation 19,16b.

Revelation 20,10: -” And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulphur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

God reveals this and warn the true believers of Jesus Christ of being patient, endurance and faithful:

-“If anyone is go into captivity, into captivity he will go. If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword he will be killed. This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints”, Revelation 13,10.

 

Daniel 7,1-28:

-“Then I wanted to know the true meaning of the fourth beast, which was different from all the others and most terrifying, with its iron teeth and bronze claws – the beast war crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. I also wanted to know about the ten horns on its head and about the other horn that came up, before which three of them fell – the horn that looked more imposing than others and that had eyes and a month that spoke boastfully. As I watched, this horn was waging war against the saints and defeating them, until the Ancient of Days came and pronounced judgment in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came, when they possessed the kingdom”, Daniel 7,19-22.

-“He gave me this explanation: The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom, that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it,  The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings. He will speak against the Most High and oppress  his saints and try to change the set times and the laws. The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time”, Daniel 7,23-25.

-“But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed for ever. Then the sovereignty power and greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven will be handed over to the saints, the people of the most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him”, Daniel 7,26-27.

 

The Beast out of the Earth, Revelation, 13,10-18:

ANTICHRIST:

-“Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon, He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed”, Revelation 13,10.

-“Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honour of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed”, Revelation 13,14-15.

 The Beast out of the Earth is a metaphor of a person – ANTICHRIST, who is under influence and dominion of Satan. Antichrist will rule out of the 3-fold system created by THE FALSE PROPHET – a false ideology, a false religion, a false way of thinking: a worldwide power system of false religion/false political ideology, economic and military structures.

-“He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no-one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name”, Revelation 13,16-17.

This is a extremely serious warning from God to all true christians about Satan strategy to destroy the faith and life of all true christians in THE BIG TRIBULATION TIME of 7 years just before THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST IN GLORY AND POWER.

“a mark on his right hand or on his forehead”, Revelation 13,16.

A “mark” symbolize your belonging to somebody. When you are a true christians God the Almighty has put his holy “mark” inside your spirit, body and soul (1. Thessalonians 5,23), when you received Jesus Christ as your savior and Lord (Romans 10,9-10). Your mark is that your are “born again” (John 3,1-21) and that you have received the indwelling power of The Holy Spirit. When you are baptized with The Holy Spirit your body, soul and spirit are filled with The Holy Spirit (Acts 2,1-21).

The”mark of the beast is the mark of the Dragon = the mark of Satan, which indicate that a person belongs to Satan and serve him and will be doomed to Hell in the FINAL judgment, see Revelation 20,7-15, Satan´s Doom.

-“This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man´s number. His number is 666”, Revelation 13,18.

7 – seven is God´s metaphor number symbolize perfection and holiness.

6 – six is a metaphor number of the earth symbolize  non perfection and unholiness and is a number of Satan.

Its what a person let indwell in his/her heart, that indicate the person´s relation and belonging to either God or Satan.

 

The Shepherd and His Flock, John 10,1-21:

-“I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger, in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger´s voice. Jesus used this figure of speech, but they did not understand what he was telling them”, John 10,1-6.

-“Therefore Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. All who ever came before me were thieves and rubbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steel and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full, John, 10,7-10.

 

 

Copenhagen Cathedral “Domkirken Vor Frue Kirke”,  Denmark – built 1811-29 by architect C. F. Hansen:

 

Cathedral “Vor Frue Kirke” in Copenhagen. Christ, Kristusfiguren 1821-24 with text: Matthæus 11,28: “KOMMER TIL MIG”, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”, Matthew 11,28 by sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844). Photo by Erik K Abrahamsen 2014.

 

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Domkirken in Copenhagen builded 1811-29 by architect C. F . Hanseb. Sculptur by Bertel Thorvaldsen: Chrtistus. Photo 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Domkirken in Copenhagen builded 1811-29 by architect C. F . Hansen. Sculpture 1821-23 by Bertel Thorvaldsen: Christ. Photo 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

May God help you to understand the salvation by Jesus Christ and the wonderful life in close relation to God through his Son Jesus Christ.

I pray for you, that you will give your life to Jesus Christ and learn to know God and experience his forgiveness, love, freedom and holiness.

Ask Jesus Christ to save you and and let Him  fill your heart with the Holy Spirit.

Pray and read in the text of the Bible daily :

Matthew 6,6: (Jesus) – But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Talk to God as to a father, to Jesus Christ as a friend and led the Holy Spirit guide you in your daily life and your service to God.

Ask The Holy Spirit to reveal to you about sin in your daily life – if so then confess this sin to God, repent and ask Jesus Christ to forgive you. Receive His forgiveness and His grace and fill your body, soul and spirit with the Holy Spirit and let the blood of Jesus Christ shed on Calvary cross cleanse you and heal your entire body, soul and spirit. Do it every day – take time for pray  and bible study“go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father”, (Matthew 6,6).

 

Your POSITION IN CHRIST: The moment you have prayed to God to be saved by the blood of Jesus Christ shed on Calvary Cross your position before God the Almighty is that your are RIGHTEOUS – you are justify by the atonement sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary.

See John 15,3-5: – You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

 

Your CONDITION IN CHRIST the rest of your life here on earth is a PROGRESS – your SANCTIFICATION, where the Holy Spirit in companion with you develop your CHARACTER (it is your intellect, feelings and will) to be Holy. When you are a born again christian the Holy Spirit dwells inside your body, soul and spirit and produces the FRUITS of The Holy Spirit: LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS and SELF-CONTROL, see Galatians 5,22.

 

 

The BLESSING of salvation:

PSALM 32 (verses 1-2): – Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit.

PSALMS 32 (Verses 8-11): – I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Do not be like the horse of the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you. Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD´s unfalling love surrounds the man who trusts in him. Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!

 

Revelation 14,1-20:

A new song to the Lamb, Revelation 14, 1-5,

The three angels: The eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth – to every nation, tribe, language and people and a warning not to worship the beast and his image and not to receive the mark of his name, Revelation 14,6-13.

 

A new song to the Lamb, Revelation 14, 1-5:

-“Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144.000 who has his name and his Father´s name written on their foreheads”, Revelation 14,1.

In this vision we see into the heaven: The Kingdom of God = Mount Zion = The heavenly city of God:

-“But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel”, Hebrews 12,22-24.

“The Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with 144.000”.

The lamb is Jesus Christ who died and shed his blood on Calvary cross to reconcile mankind with God the Almighty. Jesus dead, his resurrection from the grave and his ascension to the Throne of God the Father in heaven is his triumph victory over Satan and all sins of mankind in past, present and in the future. Jesus Christ is the redeemer and the mediator of the new covenant between all mankind and God. 144.00=12 x 12 x 1000 = a metaphor all true believers in the Old Covenant (The LAW-Torah) and the New Covenant by Jesus Christ on Calvary Cross.

The Lamb are surrounded by all true believers “who has his name and his Father´s name written on their foreheads”, Revelation 14,1: All true believers belongs to God the Almighty:

-“They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among men and offered as first fruits to God and the Lamb. No lie was found in their mouths, they are blameless”, Revelation 14,4b-5).

-“Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy”, Psalm 33,1-3.

 

The Three Angels, Revelation 14, 6-13:

The eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth – to every nation, tribe, language and people and a warning not to worship the beast and his image and not to receive the mark of his name. “This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God´s commandments and remain faithful to Jesus”, Revelation 14, 12.

-” Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those live on the earth – to every nation, tribe,language and people”, Revelation 14,6.

-” A second angel followed and said, “Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great, which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries”, Revelation 14,8.

-” A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink of the wine of God´s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulphur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb””, Revelation 14,9-10.

 

 

The Harvest of the Earth, Revelation 14,14-20:

-” I looked, and there before me was a white cloud, and seated on the cloud one “like a son of man” with a crown of gold on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand. Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, ” Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe”, So he who was seated on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested”, Revelation 14,14-16.

“a son of man” is a Messiannic title, Revelation 1,13; 14,14; Daniel 7,13-14 and Mark 8,31; 14,61-62:

-” In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshipped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed, Daniel 7,13-14.

-” I turned round to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone “like a son of man”, dressed in a robe reaching to his feet and with a golden sash round his chest”, Revelation 1,13.

-” He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again”, Mark 8,31.

-” Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said:” If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and the gospel will save it”, Mark 34-35.

-” But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer. Again he high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?”. “I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand go the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven,” Mark,14,61-62.

 

End of article:

PART 2

Revelation chapters 12,1 – 14,20:

4.VISION (Section): Revelation 12,1 – 14,20 The Harvest of the Earth

 

 

 

Litterature:

The NIV Study Bible, New International Version, Hodder & Stoughton, Copyright 1985 by Zondervan Corporation. Link: biblestudytools.com/books-of-the-bible/

Bibelen, Den hellige Skrifts kanoniske Bøger, Autoriseret af Hendes Majestæt Dronning Margrethe 2, Det Danske Bibelselskab, København 1992.

Bibelen, eller Den hellige Skrift, Det gamle og det nye testamentes kanoniske boker, Oslo, Det Norske Bibelselskabs Forlag, 1952.

Die Heilige Schrift, Aus dem Grundtext übersetz, Verlag R. Brockhaus Wuppertal-Elberfeld, 1952.

LA BIBLE, Ancien et Nouveau Testament, Traduite de l´hébreu et du grec en français courant, Alliance Biblique Universelle, 1990.

NOVUM TESTAMENTUM GRAECE, D. Eberhard Nestle, D. Erwin Nestle, Stuttgart, Priviligierte Wurttembergische Bibelanstalt, 1941.

The Complete Biblical Library, 1965,1977,1986, by Thoralf Gilbrant og Tor Inge Gilbrant. Norsk udgave: Illustreret Bibelleksikon 1965-69 og 1986, Thoralf Gilbrant og Tor Inge Gilbrant, Leksikon Bind 1-7 og Ordbok 8-10.

Concise guide to today´s religions, Josh Mc Dowell and Don Stewart, Campus Crusade for Christ, Scripture Press Foundation (UK)LTD, England, 1988.

 

In my article:

“How to understand Jesus teaching about being born again and his freely sacrificing death on Calvary Cross” (See my homepage Danculture.dk and click on category “Spiritualitet”) I have written my christian testimony how I got free of occult bondages from the powers of darkness of the false religions Hinduism, Buddhism and New Age. Under my “one year hitchhike around the world” 1965-66 I got involved in foretelling atmy visit and stay in the home of a hill tribe medicine man practicing shamanism in the jungle near Chiang Mai in NorthThailand 18-21. july 1966. In 1968 I became initiated to the false religion Hinduism through The Trancendental Meditation Movement (T.M.).

In may, june and july 1987 God called me to give my life to his son Jesus Christ and with help from 3 charismatic priests and the charisma gifts of The Holy Spirit I was delivered the 8. july 1987 from the powers of darkness and received the salvation (born again) by God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ through his sacrifice on Calvary Cross, and next day 9. july 1987 BAPTISED by THE HOLY SPIRIT with the sign of speaking in other tongues (See Acts 2,4:  “All of the were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them” and Acts 10,46; 19,6) and was filled with his peace, freedom, love and joy in my heart.

On 9. august 1987 I was baptised in water to my saviour and Lord Jesus Christ in the name of the Father, of the the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Matthew 28,19.

From 1. september 1987 – 1. june 1988 i attended full time pentecostal bible school “Elim” in Copenhagen.

About my visit to Chiang Mai, North Thailand the 18. – 28. july 1966 you can read in my article “Visiting Hill Tribe White Maew Group near Chiang Mai july 1966”. Click on my homepage Danculture.dk in cathagory “Spiritualitet” and then click “Older Entries”.

 

I recommend my article “How God meet you and restore your body,soul and spirit from destructive experiences in your past life”which you can find on category “Spiritualitet” on this homepage Danculture.dk

How God meet you and restore your body, soul and spirit from destructive experiences in your past life.

Hvordan Gud møder dig og genopretter din krop, sjæl og ånd fra ødelæggende oplevelser i din fortid.

 

Helligåndskirken built 1582-94 – Middelalderbygningen, 1620 våbenhus,1672 Griffenfeld gravkapel, 1878-80 spir.

The church was built as a part of “Hospital of the Holy Spirit” – Helligåndshuset built 1295.

 

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The Church of the Holy Spirit, Helligåndskirken builded

Church of the Holy Spirit – Helligåndskirken built 1582-95, Copenhagen .In front baptismal font (1827) of danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844). Photo 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

And my article on this homepage Danculture.dk in category “Spiritualitet”:

How to understand Jesus teaching about to be born again and his freely sacrificing death on Calvary Cross

Hvordan forstås Jesus undervisning om at blive født på ny og hans frivillige stedfortrædende død på Golgata kors.

Her i am standing at “Hyllingebjerg” beach of Kattegat, North Sealand,  Denmark the 18. april 2013:

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Erik K Abrahamsen born 4. august 1945 in Skagen, Denmark.Photo 18. april 2013.

I have visit Israel 2 times:

1. From 1. july to 10. october 1970 working in kibbutz Kfar Blum in Upper Galilee in 8 weeks, then 2 weeks in september on youth hostel in Tiberias at Genereth Sea and 4 weeks travelling to Safed, Haifa, Akko, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, Massada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea and Beersheba.
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Erik K Abrahamsen at work in Kibbutz Kfar Blum, Upper Galilee, Israel, august 1970.

 

2.time: From 19.-31. january 1995 to some of the above places on my first trip to Israel in 1970:

 Tiberias, Kibbutz Kfar Blum in Upper Galilee, Haifa, Akko, Jerusalem, Dead Sea and Beersheba and

then to Mitzpa Ramon and Eilat in Negev desert and with local busses to Sinai desert: Nuweiba, Moses Mountain, Saint Catharine Monastery and Sharm El Sheikh at the Red Sea in Egypt.
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At left Erik K Abrahamsen eating lunch on restaurant in a village 5-800 m from Saint Catharine Monastery at Moses Mountain in Sinai, Egypt. Photo 25. january 1995.

 

 

 

Jaffa Gate in Jesusalem – sunset 20. january 1995:

 

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Jaffa Gate and the wall around the entire Jerusalem built 1520-66. Photo 2o. january 1995 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

Text and photos Copyright Erik K Abrahamsen 2017

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Melby, North Sealand, Denmark the 15. january 2017

Best wishes

Erik

 
 

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