In light of the Russia-Syria-Iran alliance In Iraq and Iran, today’s breaking news of the ISIS’s 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.[continue reading...]
Eschatology and the Kingdom of God Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. The Bible speaks of a coming thousand year period when Satan and his evil influence will be banished from the earth. The Book of Revelation teaches this predicted millennium of peace will begin
“He is risen, just as He said!” the angel told Mary Magdalene and the “other” Mary (Jesus’ aunt) as they hunted for His body once the Passover Sabbath passed. They didn’t understand it yet, but they had been with God’s Passover lamb during Passover in God’s Passover city, and the life changing epoch of the New Testament had just commenced.
Greetings eschatology friends. Print this out and use it as a guide as you read the Book of Revelation this winter.
When Adam walked with God in the cool of the day in His image (Imago Dei), he was immortal in a form that perplexes any who contemplates it. When Moses was cautioned to hide himself in the cleft of the rock before Jehovah passed by (Exodus 33:18-23), it was for his protection…
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 apostle Paul writes the simutaneous events will happen at the “last” trumpet. All three common rapture positions follow with hermeneutical analysis for your consideration. Living as if it will occur tomorrow is the key.
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.
Anyone who dedicates the time to engage a systematic study of the doctrine of the Rapture will come away from the text mentally challenged by the event. Why? That God would choose to reconstruct a spirit-based body like Christ’s for the disembodied spirits of His righteous dead and raise them heavenward, while at the same time snatching and changing immortal His embodied church—is mind-boggling.
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
To “whom” a biblical passage was directed, “what,” “when,” “where,” and “why” it was said is the inductive objective of the hermeneutic technique. Inductive reasoning involves logical analysis that draws conclusion from observable facts. The Word of God is a report, and God is its writer. So we must take it at face value if we believe what He says.What Would You Do if 2014 Were Your Last Full Year on Earth?
What Would You Do if 2014 Were Your Last Full Year on Earth? How would you fare if your judgment seat was scheduled for some time this year? What would you have to offer God for reward on behalf of your Christian life on earth? Tough question for those who haven’t given their life totally
Look “people of earth, look upon this! Look at your destiny! Here are your church age events!” Have you read Parables, Anointings, Visions and Dreams? If you haven’t…tsk, tsk, tsk… please do now so you will be fully equipped to read this article. If John’s revelation of Israel in Revelation 12 presents the best working picture
Only Bible prophecy carries the weight of God’s spiritual foretelling of people, places, and things. You won’t find the revelation in any other “religious” book than the Bible. God’s Old Testament prophets had much to say about the “Day of the Lord,” and recorded several revealing glimpses of the Millennial and Eternal ages. But they had really very little to say about our Gentile age of the church. In fact, except for Jeremiah, they seemed to look right through it. And his “new heart” revelation was inconclusive until the advent of the church…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.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
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..
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.