It’s time again for the Old Testament October feasts that speak of New Testament salvation. If you’ve never appreciated what each of these holy days mean to you, you can know this year and experience their joyous call to Divine fellowship in them. They are the Feast of Trumpets (October 1), the Day of Atonement (October 10), and the Feast of Booths (October 15).[continue reading...]
Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s government, Lebanese sources said on Thursday, a further sign of the rapid internationalization of a civil war in which every major country in the region has a stake. …”The Russian strikes are a game changer. Damascus is off the hook,” a diplomat tracking Syria said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Thursday, slamming the world body for its indifference to Iranian threats to wipe Israel off the map and for encouraging Palestinian rejectionism. Netanyahu said that the Iran deal “doesn’t make peace more likely,” but by giving Iran billions of dollars in sanctions relief the deal makes war more likely.
“Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22 “With pestilence and with blood I will enter into judgment with him; and I will rain on him and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire and brimstone. 23 “I will magnify Myself, sanctify Myself, and make Myself known in the sight of many nations; and they will know that I am the Lord .”‘
A new dark age is on the horizon, and its current day proponents masquerade as “intellects.” Their “God is dead” campaign of the ’70s tunneled into the institutional “God is irrelevant” campaign of today…
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.
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.
This is part one of a three part follow-up series to interpretive articles, “Interpreting the Rules of Revelation” and “The Rapture”. I recommend that you select and read them both if you haven’t already. Then read “Hunting for Key Words the Inductive Way” before continuing with this rapture critique. The hermeneutic principles contained in all three articles will equip you to better understand this and every other study article posted for your interpretive critique.
This is part two of a three part follow-up series to interpretive articles, “Interpreting the Rules of Revelation” and “The Rapture”. We recommend that you select and read them both if you haven’t already. Then read “Hunting for Key Words the Inductive Way” before continuing with this rapture critique. The hermeneutic principles contained in all three articles will equip you to better understand this and every other study article posted for your interpretive critique.
In light of the Russia-Syria-Iran alliance In Iraq and Iran, today’s breaking news of the ISIS factioned army fighting against Bashar al-Assad’s regime, and 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.The Battle of Gog
There is a prophesied end-times war in the Old Testament book of Ezekiel that will once again unleash God’s divine power to utterly destroy an enemy that comes against Israel. Ezekiel says God will turn this enemy about and put a thought in his head to come out of the north to attack…Eschatology Today Book of Revelation Working Outline
Revelation art by Pat Marvenko 1. Chapters 1-3. A. Visions on Patmos: Seven Letters of Christ to Seven Local Churches. II. Chapters 4-6. A. The Eschaton’s “Table of Contents.” The seven-sealed scroll in the hand of the Lamb. B. Seven seals chronicle major eschatological events as a sequential table of contents and overview of God’s
When President Woodrow Wilson’s vision for a League of Nations was fulfilled in 1920, his idea of a world body that would protect and take care of the downtrodden and provide a united front against oppressing, bullying nations was pure. But what has happened over the years has fallen far short of his initial intentions.Parables, Anointings, Visions, and Dreams
As I point out in “Searching for Key Words the Inductive Way,” once you focus on the available literal revelation there is in the New Testament’s eschatological record, some free connected interpretations may apply to the event…
There is a miraculous power revealed in the lives of two peculiar figures in the Book of Revelation, “the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth” (11:4). …Fire spews out of their mouths to devour God’s last-days enemies as they preach God’s Word with miracles following. They are not without scriptural peer, having in common the prophetic traits of Moses, Elijah, and Philip…2015 Prophetic Year in Review
For those of us watching possible fulfillment of prophecy in 2014 and 2015, 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
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 Giff, but he finally got fed up with us after serving at Menlo Park Spirit Filled Praise and Worship Fellowship for five years. I suppose all the sniping, griping, and pastor’s wife bashing can get to you after a while. He said he was heading to the mission field. Bosnia, I think. I guess we were pretty bad.
Upward draw rays blinding light; The startled host through fiery height; Vaporous souls Careen black space; Streaking trails Of embered trace; Northward dart the faithful few- On glistening waves of golden hue- O glorious change- Flux flesh away- Bone to spirit- Light from clay- The table is spread; The linen is new; The mystery
Tomorrow has passed
The darkness is done
Today is here
The reign has come