Our band name is trademarked with the United States patent and trademark office as of July 15, 2014.
verb (used with object)
to fill with strong emotion, especially joy.
to seize and carry off by force
to carry off (a woman) by force.
to rape (a woman).
1250–1300; Middle English ravishen < Middle French raviss-, long stemof ravir to seize ≪ Latin rapere; see rape1
Can be confused: ravage, ravish.
1. enrapture, transport, enthrall, delight, captivate.
Some "very ignorant" people have criticized us for the name RAVISH saying it means, To Rape, this is not accurate. You wouldn't say to a woman my dear you look ravishing (something I would like to rape). Ravish means to be carried away, captivated by, intoxicated with or enraptured. The word has become confused with rape because a woman could be carried away, of course we assume that they were raped, but don't be ignorant. RAVISH is about being carried away with the joy of the Lord. Enraptured, (read number 1 above) to fill with strong emotion, especially joy!
Proverbs 5:18-20 KJV
18 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
Proverbs 5:18-20 NIV
18 May your fountain be blessed,
and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
19 A loving doe, a graceful deer—
may her breasts satisfy you always,
may you ever be intoxicated with her love.
20 Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife?
Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman?
As you can see RAVISH means to be carried away with something as we will be when the Lord returns.
Matthew 24:29-31 KJV
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Matthew 24:21 KJV
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
1 Corinthians 15:50-52 KJV
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
I had the great pleasure of meeting a writer when I was recording our first album, the engineer's father Mr. Ron J. Steele researched and wrote a book called "The Mark is Ready are you?"
written in the late 70's by Mr. Steele, an early warning about all the technology that was already coming into play about the Mark of the Beast. Ron and I talked about the coming mark and coming
antichrist, I loved his book, In the late 70's the world was a mess and the world feared
something like the Mark, but today the world seems to be care-free and turns their back on God,
the time is right for the mark to be impleamented, the world will glady accept it today, don't you!
This book let a sleeping world know that this technology has been there and it has been used on animals for tracking for decades now. What once seemed like an impossible vision is a reality.
In the 1970's and 80's people would say, that will never happen, yet it has. Now that it's happening our ignorant world is saying that's not the mark of the beast. Despite the fact that Christians have been saying this will happen for years, and now it is, people refuse to see. The question now is not will it ever happen but when. There is now a microchip tattoo I remember finding bar codes and I saw for myself the 666 implemented on them. I began to ask others and then getting online talking to others who knew about it too. My point, nobody showed me this, I saw it on my own, but was glad to know I wasn't the only one that saw it. We've heard about the coming smart cards for years, now microchip technology they are finally hear on our credit cards and which will soon replace swipe terminals replacing them with a scanner, just wave your card over the scanner. This will be easy to change to swiping your hand with microchip implant over the scanner. This is mandatory So will be the mark of the beast!
We have the technology, it's not being done in secret, our government is telling us this is going to happen. It's not a conspiracy theory, it's the truth come there is more ----------------------->
Our image, said best in quote from Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran from Sing Blue Silver in the mid 1980's.
"You have to put yourself over in a way the people will remember you and recognize you. I mean look at any band in the past 20 years or any artist who's really sort of got out there, they had an image, they had something that makes them look different from other people, their recognizable."
I totally agree with that, RAVISH colors are red and white, Isaiah 1:18, that is our image. It's a look that sets us apart.
Our stage show is apocalyptic, it's Gothic and the theme is dark. Our stage consists of a creepy graveyard scene, the album cover for Back from the Dead is an apocalyptic graveyard, the theme is Back from the Dead, not we're all headed for the grave. The news is good news, check out the grave on the album c cover it's empty and filled with water. Water represents life. RAVISH music is about life not death, about the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to a dying world that is dead in it's sins and our being gathered or RAVISH-ed (carried away) to him.
What are we about?
RAVISH are focused on preaching the gospel and baptizing in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins to a lost generation in these last days! Jesus is coming soon, pray with us and for us and we will pray for you! Send us your prayer requests.
We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!
RAVISH were influenced by White Cross, Barren Cross,
White heart, Petra, Stryper, Shout, Stryken, Bloodgood and Deliverance.
We most certainly are a rock band, we want to have fun and play hard rockin' music, but we also are about bringing the gospel to teens and young adults and also some classic rockers that don't know Jesus Christ. Ravish are dedicated to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Ravish believe in the full gospel
Believing on the name of Jesus Christ
that he is the son of God.
Baptism in the name of Jesus Christ
The in filling of the Holy Spirit
evidenced by speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.
That he will return which will be preceded by The Great Tribulation!
Revelation 13:11 KJV
11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Revelation 13:18 KJV
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Revelation 13:18 NIV
This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man.That number is 666.
Revelation 13:16 KJV
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Revelations 16:1 KJV
And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
Revelation 16:2 KJV
And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
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Revelation 14:10-11 KJV
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.