Today marks the 45th anniversary of my generation’s greatest technical achievement. On July 20, 1969, 45 years ago today, a manned spacecraft rocketed 240,000 miles out of earth’s atmosphere to land on the moon. One calculated thruster burn over the Pacific, and the three-spacecraft configuration of America’s eleventh Apollo mission coasted to, and landed, on the moon.[continue reading...]
Isn’t it interesting how Jesus says in Matthew 6:8 that our Heavenly Father knows what we need before we ask Him, but that we are to ask anyway. …Jesus invites us to receive God’s promises from Him through asking, seeking, and knocking.
Welcome to Eschatology Today’s Great Open Book Bible Prophecy Quiz. Unlike open book tests in school, this one has the answers already for you, no searching necessary. The answers’ Scripture references are cited too. So bring your Bible to open and read the answer reference. You’re sure to grow in your prophecy knowledge simply by taking the quiz.
Some teach the “great city” the Babylonian harlot represents will be a physical metropolis such as Amsterdam or New York to receive the judgments and plagues described in John’s prophetic text. But a studied hermeneutic of her vision reveals there is more to the harlot’s coming than a central locale. In fact, if you look closely, you will realize that she is not a central place, and that she is already here.
Matthew 24:36-44 36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. 37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking,
Before Jesus Christ’s return to the earth, the Bible predicts a resurrection and a rapture. Why? And what are they? This is a perplexing question the Bible answers fully.
The Second Coming of Christ has thrilled and given great hope to the church since the angels told the disciples who watched the resurrected Jesus ascend, snatched heavenward (harpizo), raptured, that He would return “in just the same way [they] watched Him go into heaven” (Acts 1:6-12). The disciples had just spent a month and a half with the resurrected Christ, then watched him ascend into heaven.
Interpreting the Spirit’s art.Iraq in Prophecy?
In light of the Russia-Syria-Iran alliance In Iraq and today’s breaking news of the al-qaeda factioned army fighting against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, and with Sunni allies in Iraq, we could be witnessing the reunification of ancient Persia prophesied by Ezekiel as a major last-days ally of Gog”s infamous battle foreseen in Ezekiel 38.Stay on the Water
When the disciples saw Jesus walking toward them on the stormy Galilee waters none could comprehend the site. After fearfully crying out their fears of seeing a ghost, Jesus called out. “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water,” Peter cried back. And Jesus said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and WALKED ON THE WATER and came toward Jesus.” Jesus empowered Peter to miraculously WALK ON WATER when he set his eyes on Jesus and believed His word…Interpreting the Rules of Revelation
Bible prophecy. Can the ordinary every day pew warming Christian understand these passages of Scripture that make up one third of the Bible’s text? “No,” so many prophetic “experts” seem to say. Their allegorical commentaries that have flooded Christian airwaves and bookstores over the years read and sound like parroted last-days Rapture squak. “Go away, don’t
My first impression of hermeneutics in a Ph.D.’s structured college class wasn’t very good. I’d just finished two years of Charismatic institute studies before relocating with my wife Alisa to L.A. for Bible College, and the purely mental regiment of it all just cut across the grain. My historic and contextual understanding of the Old
For those of us watching possible fulfillment of prophecy in 2013 and 2014, eyes on Russia and Iran were particularly fascinating. Ezekiel 38 speaks of a “Gog” led last-days Israel invasion that will include Persia, the modern nation of Iran, and most of the current middle east. I cite two possibilities of who the Eschaton’s
To most in the Realm of Drugolin, Dark Forest lore lingered as mysterious legends best suited for late night hearths. On rare occasions one might hear of strange visitations. Some of huge, radiant beings bearing aid and guidance. Others of dark, evil creatures summoning dread and death. All were a part of Drugolish legend, but few
I’m still not sure how I got the nod to chair our little church’s pulpit committee last summer. When I asked what led to my choice, I was simply told, “It’s God’s will.” I’d been at our little two hundred member congregation three years and served on the board a month. I really liked Pastor