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    Default So when did John prophesy again?

    Rev 10:11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

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    Red face Re: So when did John prophesy again?

    John will prophesy again after his Reincarnation of course.

    Oh wait...


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    Default Re: So when did John prophesy again?

    Trick question eh??



    Don't all answer at once....

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    Default Re: So when did John prophesy again?

    While Jesus Christ was still on earth he had indicated that John would survive the other apostles. (Joh 21:20-22) And John did serve Jehovah faithfully for some 70 years. Toward the end of his life he was exiled on the isle of Patmos, where he came to be “for speaking about God and bearing witness to Jesus.” (Re 1:9) This proves that he was energetically active in preaching the good news, even at a very old age (in about 96 C.E.).
    While on Patmos, John was favored with the marvelous vision of Revelation, which he faithfully wrote down. (Re 1:1, 2) It is generally believed that he was exiled by Emperor Domitian and was released by Domitian’s successor, Emperor Nerva (96-98 C.E.). According to tradition, he went to Ephesus, where he wrote his Gospel and his three letters entitled the First, Second, and Third of John, about 98 C.E. Traditionally, it is believed that he died at Ephesus in about 100 C.E. during the reign of Emperor Trajan. If such historical tradition and data is accurate John would continue his work of teaching and prophesying after his release from Patmos. Even today by means of inspired writings that bear his name in addition to the Bible book of Revelation the Apostle John continues to speak and prophesy.

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    So when did John prophesy again?

    Rev 10:11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
    Thanks Locutus for your question. In Rev 10 John takes the little book (the Bible) and it is sweet in his mouth but bitter in his belly. And then he is told he must prophesy again (share the gospel, and some will receive it). Bitter in John's belly is a way of describing the curse (normally the Holy Spirit should come out of the belly of believers), but those who have not followed God but have turned to other gods are given a bitter time. We read about this: " If no man have lain with thee, and if thou hast not gone aside to uncleanness with another instead of thy husband, be thou free from this bitter water that causeth the curse:" Rev 10 is setting the stage for talking about the time of tribulation. The congregations of the church age have not been faithful to Christ and they are subject to a time of bitter bondage. Apparently, during this time of tribulation true believers prophesy (share the gospel). We read about this almost immediately in the very next chapter of Revelation, when the two witnesses prophesy. These two witnesses are not a literal two persons but are a picture of all of the true believers during this time period. This is apparently the time when John is told to prophesy again. (The first time was apparently during the church age.) John is not alive on earth in the natural sense but Revelation and the Bible continue to speak and this is what is being indicated most likely. The prophesy occurs for peoples, nations, tongues, and kings. This is terminology applied to the congregations. If the people don't receive the gospel given them, then fire comes out of the mouths of the true believers and devours them. This is just figurative language meaning judgment (the unsaved condition) is what they get because they don't receive the true gospel unto salvation. It is the bitter that we spoke of.
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    Question Re: So when did John prophesy again?

    Quote Originally Posted by birdie View Post
    These two witnesses are not a literal two persons...
    I believe they are.

    And isn't it interesting that as soon as John was told he would Prophesy again, the Two Witnesses are brought into the picture... to do just that.

    To prophesy.

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