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The Prophet Peter – Our Model of Before-and-After Christian Faith

I like Peter’s writings better than any New Testament contributor because he’s so much like me before the Holy Spirit’s change. Babbling Peter said whatever he wanted, whenever he felt it, just like so many Christians and nonChristians do every day. …Following his conversion, it was Peter who preached on Pentecost, causing great revival (Acts 2). It was Peter who healed in Jesus’ name the lame man while passing by for afternoon prayer in the temple, causing great revival (Acts 3:7). It was Peter who healed Aeneas (Acts 9:34, 35) and raised Tabitha from the dead, causing great revival (Acts 9:40-42). Peter’s blabbermouth days ended after the resurrection…

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Job02 Some Words on the Hollywood Movie, Noah

Because of the cultural rumblings accenting Hollywood’s revival of faith-based movies, Alisa and I went to see “Noah” last April. It’s now available on satellite and in stores, so I want to repeat some comments. Critics were right, screenplay writer and director Darren Aronofsky himself said the move was the least biblical movie ever made,
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mount-ararat-noahs-ark As the Days of Noah Were…

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,
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JesusChurchmarvenko The Rapture – Eschatology’s Promise of Deathlessness

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.

35 Though the Gate A Day Is Like A Thousand Years, and A Thousand Years Like One Day

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.

12 The 144000 Sealed Rapture Right or Wrong? Are You A Pretribber?

  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
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14 Trumpet Judgements Rapture Right or Wrong? Are You A Midtribber?

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
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30 Great White Throne Parables,Anointings,Visions,and Dreams

Interpreting the Spirit’s art.

08 The Four Horsemen 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.

eldersmarvenko 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…

06c The Mighty Angel Saying 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
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Eschatology Today Three Hunting for Key Words the Inductive Way

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
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23 Babylon the Great Demystifying Mystery Babylon

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.

RussiaIran 2014 Prophetic Year in Review

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 
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002 The Dark Forest Is Waiting – will you go?

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
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menloparkclr Pulpit Vacancy at Menlo Park

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
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12 The 144000 Sealed Tomorrow Has Passed