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Revelation : Word List

angel ~ *spirit *being. Good angels come from Godís home above the earth. They are Godís servants and they bring messages from God to people. In chapters 2 and 3 of Revelation, Ďangelí may mean the human person who read the letter aloud to the *church.

being ~ a person or animal that is alive.

cart ~ a thing to carry people in - horses usually pull a cart.

chain ~ a strong metal line that people use to tie someone who is going to prison.

church ~ a group of Christians who meet together. A church is not just the building that they meet in. It can also mean all the Christians in the world.

crown ~ a special hat that a king or queen wears on their head. A kingís crown is often gold. Sometimes they also give crowns to people who win.

Devil ~ the bad *spirit who wants to be God. He is the ruler of bad *angels and of all that is bad. He is the enemy of Christians.

harp ~ an *instrument with strings (lines) across it. People pull the strings with their fingers to make music.

harvest ~ the time when people pick all the fruits that are ready to eat. It may also be the fruits themselves.

hate ~ to strongly or completely not like something or someone. To hate is the opposite of when you love something or someone.

heaven ~ the place above the earth where God and Jesus Christ live.

horn ~ thing like a stick with a point at the end, that grows on the top of some animalsí heads, like cows and some sheep.

incense ~ material that makes a nice smell when it burns. The *Jews burned incense in Godís house to *worship him.

instrument ~ something that people use to make music.

Jew ~ a person who is born from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their children.

lamb ~ young sheep.

lampstand ~ thing that holds a light.

lion ~ a big wild cat that kills other animals and eats them.

lock ~ something that fastens something else and keeps it shut.

Lord ~ master. Another name for God. It means that he is greater than everyone else.

magic ~ when people get bad *spirits to do things for them. The *spirits do things that people cannot usually do.

olive ~ a tree with small fruits that people use to make oil. They use the oil to cook food.

pearl ~ a little white ball of hard material that shines. It is very valuable. A small, soft animal that lives inside a shell (a hard thing round it) makes pearls. This animal lives in the sea.

priest ~ a person that God chooses to be his special servant. Other priests *serve false gods.

prophecy ~ messages (from God), that often tell about future events.

prophet ~ someone who speaks messages (from God), sometimes about future events.

punish ~ to hurt someone, or to cause trouble for them, because they have done bad things.

purple ~ a dark blue-red colour.

Satan ~ another name for the *Devil.

serve ~ to work for someone and obey them.

spirit ~ a *being that is always alive, even without a body. A personís spirit is the part of them that will always be alive. It will be alive even after their body is dead. There are good spirits, like Godís Spirit and his *angels. And there are bad spirits, like *Satan and his *angels.

sulphur ~ a yellow material that burns things.

sword ~ a long metal knife. Soldiers used swords to fight.

throne ~ a special, big chair where a ruler sits.

trumpet ~ a metal pipe with a wide end. People hold it in their mouths to make music.

wine ~ a drink that contains alcohol. People make it from small, sweet fruits called grapes.

wing ~ birds and *angels use their wings to fly with. Aeroplanes also have wings.

witness ~ someone who has seen or heard something. Then they tell other people about it.

worship ~ to love and thank someone (God) more than anyone else.

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