Archive for September, 2013

Does it Matter Who the “He” is in Daniel 9:27 as Far as the Tribulation is Concerned? Yes.

We then get into the “he” referenced in Daniel 9:27. Many people believe this “he” refers to Jesus Himself. Some even suggest that each incidence of “he” in this section of Scripture (verses 24 – 27) all refer to Jesus. If I understand the rules of grammar, I don’t see how that can be the case due mainly to the rule of the first antecedent.

Continue Reading September 26, 2013 at 8:21 AM 4 comments

John 3: He Who Comes from Heaven is Above All Things, Part 3

John told his disciples the following. “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven. You yourselves [g]are my witnesses that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent ahead of Him.’ He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. So this joy of mine has been made full. He must increase, but I must decrease’.”

Continue Reading September 25, 2013 at 9:32 AM 1 comment

John 3: He Who Comes from Heaven is Above All Things, Part 2

Those living in darkness reject the light and are afraid that their deeds will be seen for what they are – darkness. Our federal government is a perfect example. We can go back to whatever presidency we want and most of them had scandals associated with them. In the current administration, it is very clear that in spite of one scandal after another, they are doing everything they can to keep the truth under lock and key. This is the way it is with people who hate the light because the light illuminates the truth. All darkness will be fully seen for what it is at the Great White Throne. There are people like this in churches as well. They are unsaved, yet may believe they are, but they have terribly ugly personalities. They are gossips and live to create problems. It’s all about them. We shouldn’t be surprised at that because Jesus told us about the wheat and the tares (cf. Matthew 13).

Continue Reading September 24, 2013 at 9:46 AM 1 comment

John 3: He Who Comes from Heaven is Above All Things

Jesus responds by repeating the same truth in a different way. This time, He states that a person needs to be born physically and then must also be born spiritually as well in order to inherit eternal life. Here, Jesus breaks it down a bit further, pointing out that there are two births, the first one physical, the second one spiritual. By the way, this leaves out the angels and demons since they were not born at all, but created as angels. We know that some fell, choosing to follow Satan’s rebellious ways. Unfortunately for them, there is no possibility of receiving salvation simply because they do not qualify nor ever will. While the curse that the fall placed on the earth and animal kingdom will one day be lifted, only human beings qualify to receive salvation.

Continue Reading September 23, 2013 at 1:39 PM 10 comments

The UN’s Earth Charter as the New Religion for the Globe

Interesting that “respect for nature” comes first, isn’t it? This is different than what God said to Adam and Eve and then to Noah. “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground,” (Genesis 1:28).

Continue Reading September 20, 2013 at 2:22 PM Leave a comment

70 Weeks Means 490 Years and References the Tribulation Period of Matthew 24

This can only mean one thing. The “prince” here is the ruler of Rome who – along with his Roman soldiers – destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple in AD 70. The same verse (26) tells us that the “end will come with a flood.” This most certainly has no reference to water, but to the flood of a military conquest. This is how this word is used when it is not directly referring to a body of water. It is a figure of speech. The end of Jerusalem came with a flood of army soldiers who destroyed Jerusalem and the Jewish Temple there.

Continue Reading September 18, 2013 at 1:26 PM 5 comments

Seven Years of God’s Wrath Coming We Call the Tribulation

So we know Daniel was thinking in terms of years. That is clear from the text and indisputable. When Gabriel arrives, he clarifies for Daniel that it is not seventy years, but in reality it will wind up being seventy sevens of years. Seventy sevens of years equal a total of 490 years (70 x 7). This is where the 490 years come from and provides the total number of prophetic years in which God has decreed for Israel and the Holy City. This then, is God’s timeframe; 490 years.

Continue Reading September 12, 2013 at 12:35 PM 5 comments

Everyone’s Talking About a Coming Collapse. Could It Happen?

Logic should tell us that things are not getting better, but they are in fact, getting worse. We have a government that is, for the most part, sold out to the Global Elite. Because of that, those who are puppets in DC are there to simply do the bidding of those who placed them there. There is no intention on their part to fix our economy. Their intention is to further destroy it because the Global Elite needs that to happen. This will create a greater dependence on the government, which will in turn, remove more of our freedoms.

Continue Reading September 12, 2013 at 12:25 PM Leave a comment

Fixing Our Minds on the Things That Are Above, Not on the Earth

Because we have been raised with Christ, we are to cling to Him and continue seeking those things which are above. We are to “grow up” in Him. In order to do these things, we must – as John says in 1 John 3 – fix our minds on the fact that He is one day returning. This one fact will cause us to throw off those things that are worthless and focus on and do the things that are worthwhile (in God’s eyes).

Continue Reading September 12, 2013 at 8:12 AM 2 comments

Let’s Talk About the Coming Tribulation Over Several Posts, Shall We? All right…

The Tribulation is another area of controversy. Is there an area of Scripture that is not controversial, we might ask? The Tribulation is described as a period of time – seven years – in which God pours out His wrath onto this world and humanity. He does this for two reasons: 1) to purify Israel and gather to Himself the final Remnant of Jews, and 2) to judge the people of the world for how they have continued to reject Him as God and for how they have treated Israel, the apple of His eye.

Continue Reading September 11, 2013 at 12:50 PM 11 comments

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