Can you believe there are Christians who don't view Jesus as divine? Some assert Jesus was simply a man who attained godhood, while others believe He was God's messenger. They make this assertion based on their interpretation of various biblical texts. Consider Genesis 3 where Eve and Adam consume the forbidden fruit. Subsequently, they gain the ability to perceive their nudity, signifying a spiritual enlightenment that left them exposed before a holy God. A voice is heard in the garden, which I argue is Jesus Christ's voice. Deuteronomy 4:6 promotes monotheism, asserting there's only one God. But this God exists in three forms. The same voice in Genesis 3 speaks to Saul, who later becomes Paul. In Genesis 18:1, Abraham receives three guests, one of whom is the Lord, according to the King James Bible. They discuss Sarah conceiving a son in her old age, revealing that the Lord was Jesus Christ in human form before His virgin birth. In John 8, Jesus and the Pharisees discuss His age. When asked about His connection to Abraham, Jesus responds, "before Abraham was, I am." In Exodus 3, Moses encounters a burning bush where God identifies Himself as "I am". This voice was the voice of God, implying it was Jesus Christ. Joshua 5 tells of Joshua meeting a man with a drawn sword who identifies himself as the captain of the Lord's host, implying Jesus Christ. Isaiah 6 recounts Isaiah seeing the Lord on a throne, an experience later interpreted in John 12 as seeing the glory of Jesus Christ. Ezekiel 1 presents a vision of God on a throne, a vision echoed in Revelation 1, where John encounters Jesus Christ. He recognizes Jesus as Alpha and Omega, the first and last. Revelation 4 and 5 further elaborate on John's vision, showcasing the Lamb of God, a clear reference to Jesus Christ. Those present worship Him, as did Joshua, indicating His divinity. These instances imply the presence of Jesus Christ throughout the Old Testament. Even before His physical birth, He appeared in various forms, showing that He was indeed divine.
The stories of Jesus healing a woman with an issue of blood and reviving a dead young girl in the New Testament have profound symbolism connecting to the Old Testament. The woman with the issue of blood represents the Southern House of Judah. Despite her affliction, she's alive, reflecting the survival of Judah's people, even after the destruction of their nation in 70 AD. Jesus, healing her, signifies His divine mission to restore not only the Southern House but also the Northern House of Israel, symbolized by the young girl considered dead, similar to Joseph in Genesis. Joseph, presumed dead by Jacob, can be seen as representing Ephraim and the Northern House, just as the young girl in the New Testament stories. Ezekiel 37 further emphasizes this analogy where the prophet brings back to life a valley of dry, dead bones, symbolizing the whole house of Israel. These metaphors elucidate the work of Jesus - healing Judah (the woman with the issue of blood) and reviving Israel (the dead girl), depicting His role as the singular shepherd overseeing both houses. Interestingly, the following story in Matthew Chapter ten, tells about two blind men, which could represent both the houses of Judah and Israel. Jesus’s act of giving sight to them suggests His mission of restoring spiritual vision and hearing to His people. These stories are part of the Gospel of the Kingdom, emphasizing salvation, physical healing, and restoration. Matthew Chapter 24 propounds that the Gospel of the Kingdom would be preached globally, prefiguring the work of apostles like Paul who spread the Gospel far and wide, reaching places like ancient Britain, signifying the message reaching the Northern House. The modern interpretation, asserting Jews as the House of Judah, doesn't align with the Scripture. The Fig tree, though leafy, lacks fruit, suggesting absence of righteousness. However, there's hope in the Gospel that Jesus Christ came to save the house of Israel and fulfill the covenant made to the fathers. While it might seem dismal in the face of rampant sin and questionable government actions, the return of Jesus Christ offers hope. He'll be vindicated when he returns, bringing justice to the wicked and solace to the righteous. This understanding of the Gospel, grounded in historical events and spiritual truths, gives us hope for the future. It reminds us to live for Christ, as He is our prophet, our priest, and our soon-coming king.
Has it ever crossed your mind if our God, the one who formed a deep covenant of love with us, has abandoned His chosen people, Israel? Today's political, moral, and economic conditions might lead one to question the state of the divine promises of restoration and rejuvenation of His covenant nation - Israel. Let's delve into the Book of Micah, Chapter 5, Verse 2, penned in the King James style. It talks about a ruler's birth in Israel, prophesying, "But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting." To interpret, it foretells the birth of a ruler in Judea who wouldn't rule the Jews, as they refused him, despite the prophetic sign of his star. Herod, disturbed by this news, sought information about Christ's birthplace. The chief priests and scribes responded, Bethlehem of Judea. They quoted the Prophet, confirming that the ruler would govern His people, Israel, not just Judah. The prophecy envisioned a future where this ruler would govern Israel. However, when Micah's prophecy was delivered, where was Israel, the Northern House, Ephraim, or the House of Joseph? Referencing Matthew 10:5-6, Jesus sends forth the Twelve, instructing them to go to the lost sheep of the House of Israel, affirming the scattered Israelites' existence. In Matthew 15:24, Jesus reasserts His mission, "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel." He consistently refers to this scattered house, signifying His divine mandate to reach them. Matthew 9:36 portrays Jesus's compassion for the weary and scattered masses, akin to shepherdless sheep. Contrary to some beliefs, these sheep weren't lost or amalgamated among the nations. Jesus perceived His sheep, affirming His role as their shepherd. John 10:11-12, and verse 14, feature Jesus asserting His role as the Good Shepherd. He insists His sheep are present and that He knows them. He speaks of other sheep not present that day but who belong to His fold, highlighting His role to bring them together as one fold under one shepherd. Jesus spoke of another fold of sheep scattered throughout the Mediterranean, across the Caucasus Mountains, and dispersed in northwestern Europe and the British Isles. These are His scattered house, His other fold, who He must also gather. His mission was to unite all under His guidance as one shepherd. It's important to note that the House of Judah, the tribe of Judah, are the true Judeans. The real Israelites have already been united by Jesus Christ's blood. John 7:28 recounts Jesus asserting His divine mission and origin. Even though some sought to seize Him, they couldn't because His time had not come. Many believed in Him, signaling that there were Israelites other than Jews during Jesus's time.
In today's study, we delve into the first chapter of Romans. Our discussion is centered on the teachings of Apostle Paul, urging you to rely on his teachings, rather than my interpretations. In his opening remarks in the book of Romans, Apostle Paul acknowledges Jesus Christ as the divine Son of God. Found in verse three of the first chapter, he attests to Jesus being born of David's lineage, confirming his dual status as the Son of God and the son of David. This introduction targets the Israelites who are conversant with the Old Testament, underscoring its significance to them. If his audience was purely pagan or as commonly referred by Christians, "Gentiles," his letter would lose its intended impact. Therefore, put your faith in Apostle Paul's teachings in the book of Romans. He asserts that during his time, all 12 tribes of Israel were present, a fact that should remain true to date. Now, let's delve into the evidence provided by Paul. Due to the wealth of information available, I will quickly cover the material. In Romans chapter ten, I urge you to have your Bible for easy referencing. The first point to note is Paul's yearning. His earnest prayer to God for Israel is their salvation. If he doubted Israel's existence, his prayer would be futile. He holds both the House of Israel and the House of Judah in equal regard, pointing out their zeal for God, albeit devoid of proper knowledge. Paul outlines four pieces of evidence in Romans chapter 11. Firstly, he includes himself as living proof of God's enduring covenant with Israel. Secondly, he identifies as an Israelite, implying the survival of Jacob's descendants. Thirdly, his affiliation with the seed of Abraham alludes to their continuous existence. Lastly, his identification as a tribe member of Benjamin demonstrates a detailed understanding of his lineage. Paul then turns to the Prophet Jeremiah's words in Jeremiah 33, challenging the claim that God has abandoned his chosen people. He also refutes the prevailing theories that the Jews represent Israel, the Christian church substitutes for Israel, and the amalgamation theory, which asserts that the Old Testament Israelites assimilated into pagan cultures. He adamantly states that these theories are unfounded, asserting that all 12 tribes of Israel are still present today. Paul's mission is clearly described in Galatians chapter one. He felt called by God to preach among the "heathen," a term he uses to represent both Israelites and non-Israelites. Lastly, Paul was willing to sacrifice himself for three fundamental beliefs. Firstly, the name of Jesus, for which he was prepared to face death in Jerusalem. Secondly, the concept of resurrection, a belief that had called his legitimacy into question. Lastly, the restoration of Israel, a promise he strongly believed in, despite accusations from the Jews. He closes his argument by pointing out that the 12 tribes of Israel continue to serve God diligently. Furthermore, he notes that he is imprisoned due to his steadfast hope for Israel's restoration. He was always prepared to face death for his steadfast beliefs in the name of Jesus, resurrection, and the restoration of Israel. For those interested in learning more about Apostle Paul's ministry to Israel, I recommend our latest magazine issue. It explores his journey to ancient Britain, a mission that has been supported by many scholars and which consequently influenced our Christian faith today. Remember, Jesus Christ is our prophet, priest, and our future king. God bless you.
saiah 66:8, a verse often misunderstood, doesn't refer to a political establishment, like Israel's 1948 formation, but a spiritual birth. Israel's initial birth around 1453 B.C. at Mount Sinai was physical, while its rebirth during Pentecost in 31 A.D., as depicted in Isaiah 66:8, was spiritual, born of the Spirit, not the flesh. The verse's phrase "as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children" symbolizes Jesus's crucifixion, followed by the birth of the spiritual Israel, the church. Ezekiel 37:15, involves two sticks for Judah and Joseph (Ephraim), symbolizing two houses becoming one nation under Jesus. The current Israeli state doesn't meet these conditions as they haven't united under Jesus nor merged the two houses. Isaiah 51:11, misinterpreted by many as the Jews' return to their land, refers to the redeemed under the New Covenant (Hebrews 12:22-24). The chapter discusses the true Zion and the heavenly Jerusalem, signifying spiritual restoration of true Israelites. Jeremiah 31 criticizes the misconception that Israel's 1948 formation fulfilled the prophecy of a nation born in a day. It highlights the New Covenant and God's mercy on scattered Israelites, who were once rejected but redeemed through Jesus, as explained in the Book of Hosea. The Gospel, brought to the British Isles by Apostle Paul, later spread to the United States. Therefore, Isaiah 66:8's "nation born in a day" isn't the 1948 political state of Israel, but the spiritual nation born through Jesus's sacrifice and the Holy Spirit's outpouring at Pentecost. This marked the rebirth of True Israel and True Judah, emphasizing Jesus and the Holy Spirit, not a geographical nation.
Babylon's Downfall: The Epic Collapse of Evil and the Dawn of God's Reign The world seems to be in turmoil with wars, natural disasters, pandemics, and moral decline. However, there's a message of hope in the midst of chaos. As we look at the Bible, particularly the book of Daniel, we see a prophetic vision of a stone that would destroy the statue representing the world's kingdoms. This stone is symbolic of God's kingdom, which will replace the corrupt systems of the world. Prophecy is not about an anti-Christ, but rather about the rise of God's kingdom on earth. Futurism may suggest that we simply wait for the rapture and leave the world to its doom. However, God's plan is to establish the fifth kingdom, the kingdom of God, which will overthrow the worldly system. This stone represents the Abrahamic family that grows and eventually smashes the statue at its feet. Jesus Christ is the one who will lead this kingdom, with all other powers beneath Him. We must focus on the glory of Jesus Christ and not be consumed by the wickedness of the world. In the story of the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ, Peter, James, and John witness His glory. Similarly, we must fix our eyes on Jesus and be surrounded by the great cloud of witnesses mentioned in Hebrews Chapter 11. These heroes of faith inspire us to persevere in our race, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. The book of Revelation also provides a God's-eye view of the world. It shows us that Jesus has won the victory on the cross and will eventually execute the fullness of His victory on earth. The Lamb of God is on our side, and we cannot be defeated if we follow Him. Judgment may come to America and the world, but Jesus knows His people and will watch over them. The Book of Revelation speaks of Babylon's fall, and we can take heart in knowing that the wicked systems will eventually crumble. We are called to come out of the corrupt religious systems and follow Jesus. Ultimately, we can choose to focus on the negative or the positive. The Book of Revelation reveals a new heaven and a new earth, the holy city of New Jerusalem coming down from God, where He will dwell with His people. This is the glorious future that awaits us when Jesus returns. A songwriter penned these hopeful words: "I want to see Israel marching. I want to hear that kingdom call. I want to see Zion's mountain. I want to see Great Babylon fall. I want to see Jesus raining upon King David's royal throne. Or won't that be a glorious sight to see when Israel comes marching home?" This message of hope is what we need to hold onto as we face the trials of this world, knowing that Jesus Christ, our prophet, priest, and king, is coming again.
Recently, Robert Caringola and I crafted a series of six programs discussing Historicism and the '70 weeks of Daniel,' found in Daniel Chapter Nine. I aim to explore Historicism's connection to the Anglo-Israel message. Do they complement each other? My response is a firm yes. The '70 weeks of Daniel', or the 490-year period, pertains to the Judah Nation and Christ's arrival. This includes His baptism, ministry initiation, and crucifixion resurrection. It ended with Stephen's stoning and Apostle Paul's introduction into the gospel story. But where does the House of Israel, representing all 13 scattered tribes, fit in? The 13 tribes were spread throughout the Mediterranean, northwestern Europe, and the British Isles. James acknowledges all 12 tribes in James 1:1, writing to the "12 tribes which are scattered abroad." Apostle Peter also recognizes them in 1 Peter 1:1. They were preselected, as God chose Israel in the Old Testament. Throughout his ministry, Apostle Paul preached to Israelites. It is clear from the books of Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, and Corinthians that he speaks solely to Israelites. In Acts 26:6-7, Paul stands before King Agrippa, declaring his judgment rests on the hope of promises made by God to the Israelite forefathers. He believes in the fulfillment of these promises within the 12 tribes. The belief in the amalgamation theory, suggesting the tribes' absorption into heathen nations, is a significant misinterpretation. This falsehood was contrived by those resisting the Anglo-Israel message, necessitating an excuse for their disbelief. How did the gospel reach Europe and Great Britain? In Acts 13:46, Paul and Barnabas declare the Word of God should be spoken first to the Jews. However, when the Jews rejected the Word, they turned to the Gentiles, as Paul also mentions in Acts 18:5-6. The Gentiles referred to the House of Jacob or the Israelite tribes. Paul was sent to preach to the House of Israel, making him a missionary to the Gentiles. Historical evidence suggests that Paul journeyed to Great Britain, spreading the gospel among the Israelites. This supports the belief that the descendants of Israel encompass the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, and Scandinavian-related populations. Revelation Chapter 4 depicts God's throne, surrounded by four creatures—a lion, a man, a calf, and an eagle. Each creature represents specific tribes: the lion stands for Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun; the man symbolizes Reuben, Simeon, and Gad; the calf represents Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin; while the eagle denotes Dan, Asher, and Naphtali. Revelation Chapter 7 discusses the sealing of the tribes. An angel with the living God's seal is seen instructing four other angels to withhold harm until God's servants are sealed on their foreheads. The chapter then enumerates the 12 tribes receiving the seal. The Anglo-Israel message and Historicism indeed supplement each other, offering a richer understanding of the scriptures and the role of the Israelite tribes in history and prophecy. Recognizing this association, we can delve deeper into the divine plan and God's promises' fulfillment.
The focus of this discussion is on the 70 weeks prophecy in Daniel 9:24-27, which outlines the timeline for the arrival of the Messiah and the subsequent events. I argue that the prophecy has been fulfilled, and futurism, which predicts a future tribulation period and the rise of the Antichrist, is an incorrect interpretation of biblical prophecy. The 70 weeks are divided into three parts: seven weeks, 62 weeks, and a final week. The beginning of the timeline is the decree to rebuild Jerusalem. I believe that Sir Robert Anderson, in his book "The Coming Prince," accurately calculated the timeline to align with Jesus Christ's entry into Jerusalem as the Messiah. Anderson used the 360-day prophetic year and determined that the 69 weeks (seven plus 62) equated to 173,880 days, precisely the time between the decree and Christ's entry. Regarding the final week, I believe Jesus' baptism marked the beginning of the 70th week, followed by his three-and-a-half-year ministry. At the midpoint of this week, Jesus was crucified, causing the sacrifices and offerings to cease. I emphasize that Jesus' sacrifice fulfilled the six purposes of the prophecy mentioned in Daniel 9:24, including the end of sin, reconciliation, and the anointing of the Most Holy. I then discuss the events following Jesus' crucifixion, pointing out that the disciples knew and understood the prophecies pertaining to Christ. They recognized that the time for the fulfillment of Daniel's prophecy was drawing near, which is why they wondered if John the Baptist was the Messiah. The disciples were also aware of the prophecies concerning the coming of the Holy Spirit, as seen in Acts 2:38. Next, I address the question of when God made his first recorded move towards the Gentiles. In Acts 8:5, Philip went to Samaria and preached the Gospel, despite Jesus' earlier instruction not to do so. I argue that this was not a rebellion but an indication that the prophetic restriction had been fulfilled. Paul and Barnabas also preached to the Gentiles, as recorded in Acts 13:45-47, demonstrating that the time had come for the Gospel to be shared with the nations. I challenge futurism, stating that if the 70 weeks prophecy has been fulfilled, there is no basis for a future tribulation period or the rise of the Antichrist. I criticize futurist interpretations for contradicting the 110th Psalm, which states that the Lord will remain at God's right hand until his enemies are made his footstool. In conclusion, I contend that the fulfillment of the 70 weeks prophecy provides a solid foundation for understanding biblical prophecy and the events that have yet to occur. I assert that Ezekiel's prophecies against Gog and Magog, found in Ezekiel 38-39, are on the verge of being fulfilled, indicating that the world is in the midst of the seventh vial of Revelation. I encourage you to study the Bible, particularly the King James Version, and to seek the truth about prophecy and the person of Jesus Christ. I criticize the Scofield Bible for promoting false interpretations of prophecy and suggest setting it aside in favor of versions that do not contain misleading notes. In summary, I argue that the 70 weeks prophecy in Daniel has been fulfilled, demonstrating the accuracy of the Bible and the centrality of Jesus Christ in God's plan. I urge you to study scripture and seek the truth, rejecting futurist interpretations that contradict the fulfilled prophecies of the Bible.
In Daniel 9:26, after the initial 49 years and subsequent 430 years have transpired, we enter the final seven years of the prophecy. At this time, Messiah the Prince is expected to appear. The prophecy states that he will be cut off in the middle of the final week, signifying an abrupt and untimely nature to his death. This concept is supported in Isaiah 53:8, which mentions that the Messiah will be cut off from the land of the living. As a result, there will be punishment for this untimely death, which Jesus himself prophesied. Jesus understood the prophecy, knowing that it referred to his own abrupt death and the resulting severe punishment. This punishment would be executed by the Roman Prince, Titus, in 70 A.D. during the siege of Jerusalem. The siege began under Titus' father, Vespasian, in 66 A.D. and lasted for four years. When Vespasian was called back to Rome to become emperor, Titus took over the siege, becoming the Prince of Rome in the process. Daniel 9:27 goes on to describe how the Messiah will confirm a new covenant with the Jews for one week or seven years. This new covenant, which was promised in Jeremiah 31:31-33, was confirmed by Jesus at the Last Supper when he said his blood would be shed for the new covenant. The Apostle Paul also confirmed this in Romans 15:8, stating that Jesus Christ confirmed the promises made to the fathers. Jesus' earthly ministry lasted three and a half years, leaving another three and a half years to account for in the prophecy. During this time, Jesus exclusively focused on the Jews, as evidenced in Matthew 10 when he instructed his followers not to go into the way of the Samaritans. Paul reiterated this point in Romans 1:16, noting that the gospel was for the Jew first. As Jesus began his ministry, he was aware of the 70 weeks of Daniel and the timing of his prophesied arrival. This is evidenced in Mark 1:14-15, where Jesus stated that the time was fulfilled and the Kingdom of God was at hand. The fulfillment of these prophecies in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ lends credibility to the Bible and solidifies Jesus as the true Messiah. Understanding the 70 weeks of Daniel is crucial in authenticating the Bible and Jesus' role as the Messiah. The prophecies' fulfillment demonstrates the divine nature of the scriptures and reinforces the belief in Jesus as the one true Savior. By confirming the new covenant through his death on the cross, Jesus ensured salvation for all who believe in him. There is no need for another temple or animal sacrifice, as Jesus' sacrifice was once and for all.
We are extremely passionate about the Historicist approach to prophecy because the Futurist view has negatively impacted the interpretation of prophecy in the evangelical church. We were disappointed to learn in Bible College that the Futurist approach is centered around the Jewish people and the 1948 Zionist state of Israel, missing the mark on both points. The Historicist approach, on the other hand, glorifies Jesus Christ, particularly in the Book of Daniel, chapter 9. Over the next few sessions, we will explore the six prophetic determinations found in Daniel 9:24, which have been known for 42 years. The Futurist interpretation was not considered for over 15 centuries, only gaining traction in the 16th century due to the scheming of the Jesuits. The Jesuits are highly intelligent but deceived and demonic in their works of darkness. The Futurist approach infiltrated Protestant theology, leading to a decline in the study of prophecy and an increase in fanciful speculation. The six prophetic determinations in Daniel 9:24 all point to Jesus Christ as the Messiah. The Futurist interpretation cannot account for these determinations, leading to confusion and misinterpretation. The Futurist approach falsely attributes these determinations to a hypothetical Antichrist who will supposedly come out of the United Nations or another world organization. The Historicist approach, by contrast, upholds these six determinations as messianic prophecies fulfilled by Jesus Christ. These determinations include finishing transgression, making an end of sins, making reconciliation for iniquity, bringing in everlasting righteousness, sealing up the vision and prophecy, and anointing the Most Holy. The Scriptures confirm that Jesus fulfilled each of these determinations, setting Him apart as the only promised begotten Son of God. The Futurist interpretation fails to properly apply these determinations to any other prophetic interpretation, resulting in a skewed understanding of prophecy. The Historicist approach, on the other hand, exalts Jesus Christ and points to Him as the fulfillment of these prophecies. It is our passion to share this truth and encourage further study of the Historicist approach to biblical prophecy, in the hope that it will exalt Jesus Christ and strengthen the faith of believers.
A Closer Look at the Antichrist The Bible describes the Antichrist as a man who will come out of the Roman Empire and possess great power over all nations. Bible scholars and preachers have suggested various individuals throughout history who may fit this description, including Nero, Domitian, Mohammed, Charlemagne, Genghis Khan, Napoleon, Woodrow Wilson, Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, FDR, JFK, Armand Hammer, Henry Kissinger, Saddam Hussein, President Obama, a Jew, or the Papal dynasty. However, a closer examination of the biblical description suggests that the papal dynasty is the most likely candidate for the Antichrist. The Importance of the 70 Weeks Vision in Daniel The 70 weeks vision in the book of Daniel is a divine time measure that points to the coming of the Messiah. It is the only time measure in the Bible and prophesies the exact year of the Messiah's appearance, as well as the six functions he will perform. The prophecy began with a certain decree in 457 B.C. and ran for 490 years, with the final week ending in 34 A.D. It is essential to understand the 70 weeks vision in order to fully appreciate the significance of the crucifixion of Jesus and his role in ushering in the new covenant.
Our topic is the 70 weeks and logical conclusions. I want to share the testimony that brought me here. Back in 1981, I was caught up in Hal Lindsey's book, The Late Great Planet Earth, which was all about futurism and the end times. But then I attended a seminar by a man named David Campbell who presented historicism, specifically the 70 weeks of Daniel. In just three hours, he proved from Scripture and history that the 70th week of Daniel was perfectly fulfilled during the ministry of Jesus Christ. This devastated everything I thought I knew about Bible prophecy. I began a ten-year journey of study and research, which resulted in my book, The 70 Weeks: The Historical Alternative. I never asked for a dime of royalties from any of the ministries who published my work. I wanted the money to go towards getting the books out and blessing the ministry. This seed, along with the seed of other ministries, is leading to an awakening of the truth. We need to get the 70 weeks right in order to understand our history and our present. We will explore different interpretations of the 70 weeks and look at the Reformation and its unifying doctrine. We need to handle the truth wisely and with fear and trembling. In this segment, we will be examining the false doctrine being taught and the sources from which it originated, designed to destroy the Reformation. We will be looking at the Jesuits and their role in the Counter-Reformation, and how their teachings have influenced most of the Protestant Bible prophecy teachers. We will also be examining the Protestant Reformation and the role of figures like Wycliffe and how they opposed the counter schemes of the Roman Catholic Church. We will be discussing relevant issues, such as the hindrance that will come and the removal of the Holy Ghost. We will also be addressing the issue of the temple being rebuilt and how it is a lie that leads to chaos. We will be exploring the divine time measures in the Bible, particularly the prophecy of Daniel 9, and how it must be interpreted as day for a year. We will also be examining the futurist teachings and their logical conclusions. Finally, we will be looking at the six messianic prophecies and the time measures surrounding them, and how they relate to Christ.
Historicism is a method of interpreting past and current events in relation to biblical prophecy, which confirms the accuracy and credibility of divine scripture and demonstrates that God determines and controls the affairs of men and nations. This approach is rooted in two verses from the book of Isaiah 46:9-10, which state that God's plans will stand and that he has declared the end from the beginning. In this discussion, Robert Caringola and Pastor Jennings delve into the prophetic perspective of Historicism and its details. They stress the importance of the truth of scripture and the power of the Word of God to establish and strengthen us. At present, the study of Bible prophecy is at a crossroads and the speaker has been deeply considering this topic for months. The speaker highlights the book, 70 Weeks, as being a critical source for understanding the prophecy of the 70 weeks. This speaker believes that this topic has the potential to be a game changer. The discussion also covers the possibility of Christ leaving his throne, working through his people, and the rapture into heaven, as well as the teachings of the English Reformation. The speaker warns against ignoring the study of Bible prophecy, as it is a crucial aspect of understanding the truth. In conclusion, the speaker encourages everyone to take this topic seriously and to follow along with a copy of the book, 70 Weeks, as a reference guide.
I was raised in a Pentecostal household and believe that one can experience salvation through their relationship with God. The concept of the Holy Spirit's baptism, as described in the Bible when Jesus breathed on his disciples and said "Receive the Holy Spirit," holds great significance. However, this area has been subject to abuse for decades. In Jude 12, there is a warning about murmurers and complainers who act out of their own lusts, similar to the false teachers described in 2 Peter 2:15 who have gone astray and conduct themselves for personal gain, speaking great swelling words. The doctrine of Balaam, mentioned in Revelation 2:14, is referred to in the book of Numbers where Balaam advised Moloch to put out the prettiest girls for the men of Israel to mix with, forbidden by God. Unfortunately, some televangelists are guilty of promoting this doctrine of Balaam, perverting the gospel by teaching that Jesus never proclaimed himself as the Son of God and therefore the Pharisees were not guilty of crucifying him. This idea undermines the significance of Jesus' sacrifice and is a heretical, man-centered gospel that elevates the speakers and makes them equal to Jesus. The teachings of Nicolay, which focus on the clergy having power over the laity, can lead to a loss of dependence on the Lord and exploitation of the concept of miracles. To test a miracle or doctrine, one must consider the facts according to the Bible and the focus of the teachings. If the focus is on the speaker or human experience, rather than on righteousness and holiness, it is likely not of the Holy Spirit. Christianity has become commercialized and industrialized, with some charismatic movements becoming silly and asinine. The best way to hear from God is to read the Bible, as He can quicken something to your heart that aligns with His Word. Regarding speaking in tongues, it is only possible through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit and cannot be controlled by the speaker. The Lord chooses who to empower with these gifts, but it does not make them a prophet. To speak in tongues, one needs both the Spirit of God and the words given by the Spirit.
In the Bible, Benjamin is prophesied as a tribe with spiritual light and a connection to the House of David. The Lord promised to give the tribe to David for a spiritual light, to guide the House of David. In Deuteronomy 33, the Lord says Benjamin, the beloved of the Lord, shall dwell in safety by him and be covered by the Lord all day long. The tribe is represented by the stone of Jasper in the breastplate of the high priest, symbolizing spiritual light. In the New Testament, when Jesus chose his disciples, he chose one from Galilee and said they would be fishers of men. Benjamin is believed to have been chosen by Jesus to receive the knowledge and understanding of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God. When Saul became an apostle, he claimed to be of the tribe of Benjamin. Great Britain and America are believed to be Ephraim and Manasseh, and the spiritual light has followed the Israel people, leading to the spread of the gospel. In Revelation 21, Benjamin is represented by pure light and spiritual understanding, which has come to fruition in the Lamb's wife, the 12 tribes of Israel. In the latter end of the existence of the tribe, there is hope and Rachel is told to dry up her tears because there is hope in the end. Jesus Christ is the Melchizedek priest, prophet, and coming king. Despite attacks on Christianity and Christ, there is hope in the end.
The story of the tribe of Benjamin is one of the most captivating in the Bible, encompassing both the Old and New Testaments. It involves Israel and the Lord Jesus Christ, and traces the history of the tribe of Benjamin. God elects individuals or tribes and predestines certain events to occur in their lives. The birth of Benjamin is an important part of this story, starting with the story of Jacob. After receiving a blessing from his father Isaac, Jacob left home. In Genesis 28:13, the Lord spoke to him and promised to give him the land and to his seed. In chapter 30 of the Bible, we read about the birth of Joseph, the son of Rachel and Jacob. God reveals to Jacob that his wife Leah had no children, but her handmaid had given birth to sons. Then, God remembered Rachel and opened her womb, allowing her to conceive and bear a son. There was a promise that Jacob's name would change from Jacob the planter or deceiver to Israel, the prince or man who rules with God. The birth of Benjamin was the only son after Jacob's name was changed to Israel. Rachel was carrying a child and had a difficult time during delivery. The midwife reassured her, but Jacob said that the boy's destiny was divine. There is a strong connection between Joseph and Benjamin throughout the Bible, especially when Joseph saw Benjamin in a dream and recognized him as his full blood brother. The history of the tribe of Benjamin is divided into two parts: the morning and the night. In the morning, Benjamin shall devour the prey and at night, he shall divide the spoil. The morning tribe or time would be from 1060 BCE to the time of Saul. The tribe of Benjamin was fierce and warlike, and joined with Deborah and Barak to fight against enemies of Israel. During the time of David, God began to develop the tribe of Benjamin as a spiritual light to the house of David. The Lord prophesied to Solomon that the kingdom would be taken away from him, but that the throne of David would last forever. The tribe of Benjamin was to be a tribe of light, and in the afternoon time of its existence, it became a light to the house of David. The Lord Jesus leads the tribes of Joseph and Benjamin together as one. The tribe of Benjamin lived in Judea and was described in the Bible as a people who would last for several hundred years until the coming of the Lord. The prophet Jeremiah lived in Judah just before the Babylonian captivity. The story of the tribe of Benjamin is a testament to God's election and predestination, and the role of the tribe in the history of Israel and the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The birth of Jesus Christ is the epitome of hope for humanity, fulfilling the promises made by the prophets of his arrival as the ruler of Israel. According to Matthew 1:21, Mary was to give birth to a son, who was to be named Jesus, and he would save his people from their sins. This event is situated in between Luke 2:39-40 and is believed to have taken place two years before the wise men arrived to visit the baby Jesus. At eight days old, Jesus was circumcised, and 40 days later, his mother Mary underwent purification. Simeon blessed Jesus and rejoiced in his arrival as the Savior. At the age of two, Jesus and his parents went to Jerusalem every year for the Passover feast. Contrary to popular belief, Jesus was not the king of the Jews, as translated in the King James Bible. He was, however, promised to be the lion of the tribe of Judah. The three wise men depicted in the nativity scene were possibly from the country of Parthia in the East, and they were not blindly following a star but had knowledge of the promises of God through the prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea, and others. There may have been more than just three wise men, and they carried gifts worth thousands of dollars on their journey, which caused alarm in Herod and all of Jerusalem. The birth of Jesus had to take place at a specific time, so that his death would occur in the middle of Daniel's 70th week. He died at the Spring Feast of Passover at the age of 33 and a half, with his conception calculated to have taken place in late December or early January. The 280-day gestation period puts his birth in late September or early October, around the Feast of Tabernacles. The Wise Men found Jesus and when they asked Herod about him, Herod wanted to know when the event took place. After they heard from the king, they departed and followed the star until it led them to the young child. To fulfill prophecy, Joseph took Jesus and his mother to Egypt after the wise men's visit, and stayed there until Herod's death. Herod's attempt to kill all children in Bethlehem, from two years old and under, is recorded in Matthew 12:16. The Bible prophesies the lamentation and bitter weeping of the women in Ramah, Bethlehem, Judea, and Ramah. Jesus chose his disciples from Galilee, many of whom were from the tribe of Benjamin and the same age as Jesus. They could have been victims of Herod's massacre, but their parents took them and fled to Galilee, freeing them from Herod's authority. This fulfillment of the prophecy in Jeremiah is seen in Jesus' disciples. The woman in Genesis 37:9 is identified as Israel, and the sun, moon, and stars in Revelation 12:1 symbolize national Israel. The story of Jesus' birth and life continues in the Book of Revelation.
"How the Jews Invented Hollywood - An Empire of Their Own" is a book that provides insight into the role of Eastern European Jews in the development of the American film industry. The book explores how the main players in the industry, including Karl Lemieux, Adolph Zukor, William Fox, Max Goldstein, Louis B. Mayer, Benjamin Warner, and Cecil B. DeMille, utilized Thomas Edison's inventions to create a new form of entertainment. The book also covers the influence of immigrants on the American entertainment scene and the impact they had on American culture and values. In Matthew chapter 13, Jesus tells the story of the tares and the wheat. The story is about a farmer who was supposed to watch over his field but fell asleep, allowing an enemy to come in and sow tares among the wheat. The Lord ultimately commends the unjust steward because he sowed the tares in the Kingdom of God and those who do iniquity will be cast into a furnace of fire. The righteous will then shine forth as the sun in their father's kingdom. These men found Thomas Edison's inventions such as phonographs, electric lights, peep shows, and movie pictures and began to buy and use them. American values ultimately came to be defined by the movies the Jews made. The movie industry was a result of enterprise and brains from the sweatshop and Penny Arcade game. Many present-day leaders of the movie industry were poor, hardworking immigrant Jews. However, some people, including Charles Lindbergh, believed that the Jews' large ownership and influence in the movie industry, press, radio, and government posed a danger to the country. A lot of movies can have a damaging effect on people's mental health, and this is not in line with the teachings of God. Deuteronomy 28:32 states that our sons and daughters will be given to another people, and parents will lose control of their children. In Chapter 11 of the book of Revelation, Jesus says that he will destroy those who destroyed the Earth and the Western world. It's time for Christians to take a stand and protect their culture and young people from being taken over by another group.
The Book of Esther in the Old Testament tells the story of a beauty contest, where the queen Vashti was deposed and a Jew named Esther was chosen as the new queen. Mordecai, Esther's uncle, was a Jew who was in good standing with the king. However, a plot to destroy all the Jews, including Mordecai and Esther, was devised by a man named Heyman. Esther eventually reveals to the king that she is a Jew and through a series of events, the king reverses the decree to destroy the Jews. The book never mentions the name of God and the story is not referred to in the New Testament. The word "Jew" was a post-Babylonian term, taken from the Tribe of Judah, and there were eight ways a person could become a Jew, including being a full-blooded Jew, a forced conversion, living in the land of Judea, and more. Judaism was formed after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. and the Great Synagogue ruled for 150 years. The Hebrew Old Testament was translated into Greek in approximately 294 to 289 B.C. The Book of Esther raises questions about the nature of the people called Jews at that time and whether Esther and Mordechai were true, pure-blooded Jews. However, regardless of the background of the people in the story, the author emphasizes the importance of learning and understanding the history in the book, and giving glory and praise to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Esau and the Edomites is an often overlooked topic in many churches. The question arises, if evil is associated with Esau, when did this hatred end and when did God change his mind to love Esau as much as Jacob? The Bible provides insight into this subject. Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife who was barren and the Lord answered his prayers. Rebecca, his wife, gave birth to twins who struggled in her womb before birth. The Lord told Rebecca that two nations were in her womb and one would be stronger than the other, with the greater serving the younger. According to the Book of Jasher, Esau was deceitful from birth while Jacob was perfect and wise. Isaac loved Esau for eating his venison, but Rebecca loved Jacob. In Genesis 25, Jacob offered Esau bread and lentil pottage, and when Esau ate it, he despised his birthright. Jesus mentions that Esau fled from Nimrod due to exhaustion from fighting and fleeing. Esau was 40 years old when he married Judith, the daughter of Bride. Isaac blessed Jacob and charged him not to take a wife from the daughters of Canaan. Esau cried bitterly when he saw Isaac bless Jacob and send him away. The Bible mentions a conflict between Isaac and Jacob in Genesis 33. In Exodus 17, there was a war between Israel and Al-Malik, descendants of Esau. The Lord told Moses to write a memorial of this in a book and to declare it to Joshua. The Edomites did not accommodate the Israelites, leading God to hold it against them for generations. In 2 Samuel 8, David had a close companion who turned on him, typical of Edomites who deceitfully gained high positions next to the king. In John 13:18, Jesus spoke of his betrayal and death, referring to Judas Iscariot. Jesus used the same term as David when referring to his betrayal. In Matthew 21:38, Jesus gives the parable of the householder concerning the vineyard of the Lord. The husband sent his son, who the husbandmen wanted to kill to seize his inheritance. In John 8:38, Jesus argued with the Pharisees and Sadducees, saying they sought to kill him because his word had no place in them. Jesus revealed they were of their father the Devil. When Jesus was born, Herod, a descendant of the Herodium who had converted to Judaism, was on the throne and tried to kill Jesus. When Jesus confronted the Herodian scribes and Pharisees, he was dealing with Edomites who betrayed him. In Psalm 83, Edomites are described as warmongers and God has declared war against them. They are Confederate against the tabernacles of Edam and the Israelites of Moab, Gebal, Ammon, and Philistines.
With the recent election results causing disappointment among conservative viewers, the question arises: what should be our approach as citizens in this situation? Democracy is often talked about, but what does it really mean? After listening to Joe Biden's speech, it seems that democracy means mob rule. The government established in 1776 and 1787 is no longer in place and has legalized sin. The masses are given permission to disobey the law of God by the authority from the top. The people want what is happening, as seen with the goons marching in the streets. However, God is still in control, as stated in Daniel 4 and Psalm 16. It's not wise to rely on the political parties, Republicans or Democrats, to save America. Men may fight for office for party sake rather than principle. Even if Republicans were in control, it wouldn't stop the moral corruption and filth coming out of Hollywood. LZ Granderson warns that severe judgment is coming for the wicked American empire and that too many Christians are relying on the Democratic Party. Instead, as Christians, we should put our confidence in God's sovereignty and trust in His Son, Jesus. In the past, Protestants were martyred for their faith under pagan and papal Rome, which was taken over by evil individuals. The Bible even predicts that women and children will reign over us due to disobedience. However, God has given men authority in the home, church, government, and business. The current vice president is not qualified for the position. The story of Stalin dying alone in his office serves as a reminder that those in power will eventually face the end. As Christians, we should stop relying on man-made structures and instead be joined to Jesus Christ. The Lord is in control and all nations are as nothing before Him. Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus, His blood, and righteousness. Let's trust in Jesus' name and stand on the solid rock. The oppressive intelligence community that snoops on us should not be a source of fear, but rather, we should rely on Jesus as our master.
I have a strong opinion on the concept of the "Judeo-Christian tradition." While it's true that America has roots in both Judaism and Christianity, the use of the term "Judeo" before "Christian" is something that has always troubled me. In my view, it's a form of compromise that allows for Christians to avoid being labeled as extreme. The purpose of the American civil religious establishment, which is a unique form of religious pluralism, is to allow people of different religions to coexist peacefully. Unfortunately, many evangelical Christians have bought into this idea, even though it is nothing but compromise. Christianity, in my opinion, is the incarnation of God in Christ and should not be blended with any other religion. When it comes to the source of Christianity, it is clear to me that the New Testament is the account of Jesus Christ's person, work, and being. Christianity is not the same as Judaism, and the two faiths stand for different things to different people. For Jews, the Messiah is still to come, while for Christians, he has already come. In the 19th century, a philosophical-theological approach called higher criticism emerged in Germany. European intellectuals began to view Judaism and Christianity as essentially similar, leading to the idea of a "Judeo-Christian" connection. However, I believe that this idea is a result of the opposition to both Judaism and Christianity and the delusions of Judaism. The six-pointed star of David, often seen as a symbol of Judaism, was not used as a religious sign by the Israelites and only became the insignia of the Zionist movement in 1897. There are also significant theological differences between Judaism and Christianity, as pointed out by Jewish scholar and theologian Trudy Wise. As someone who is concerned about our civilization and its future, I want to share the truth and see a revival of biblical apostolic Christianity. I believe that the conservative movement will not be successful in this endeavor, as it is only a reaction against liberalism. Instead, what we need is a divine intervention from God and for Jesus Christ to be exalted and preached as the deity that he is. In conclusion, I firmly believe that the concept of the "Judeo-Christian tradition" is nothing but compromise and that Christianity should stand on its own, separate from Judaism or any other religion. We need to return to the principles of biblical apostolic Christianity and rely on divine intervention from God to see a revival in our land.
The parable of Lazarus and Abraham in Luke's Gospel teaches about the continued existence of the soul after death. The beggar Lazarus is carried by angels to Abraham's bosom, where he is comforted, while the wealthy man is tormented. The parable was a satire meant to rebuke the Pharisees, Sadducees, and other Jewish leaders who were wealthy but unrighteous. Abraham's bosom refers to the blessings of the covenant given to Abraham and his descendants, both spiritual and material. This includes the Northern House of Israel, who were scattered throughout western Europe and heard the gospel through Joseph of Arimathea and the Apostle Paul. The rich man in the parable represented the Pharisees and the ruling class of the Judah nation, who traced their lineage back to Abraham. The Northern House of Israel, represented by Lazarus, came to believe in the one who died and rose from the dead, Jesus Christ. The parable teaches that the dead, represented by the stones in the Bible, may appear dead but are children of Abraham and can be raised up by God. The Bible teaches about God's plan for his people, Israel, through the Old Testament and allows the Bible to interpret itself.
A nation's wickedness can lead to God's destruction. Genesis 6 describes the days before Noah's flood and the moral and social decline in society. God became grieved at the heart because all flesh had corrupted his ways on earth. Similarly, today's society in America is facing moral decline and politicians are not addressing the issue. The Earth is filled with violence, and God says that He will destroy the people with the help of the earth. People in the past rebelled against God and corrupted their ways, leading to God's wrath. Today, the public school system focuses on political correctness and social justice rather than the three R's. Physically altering one's gender corrupts God's highest form of creation, the human body, which is the Temple of the Holy Ghost. Tattoos go against one of God's laws, and there is a question of whether the nation has reached a point of no return. Leadership is advocating for rebellion against God and legalizing it, which is causing God's wrath to be kindled. Abortion and the sacrifice of children to mutilation is a sin that God will not pardon. God intended for races to remain pure, but miscegenation mixes the genes. Most churches and religious leaders are corrupt and guilty of tolerance if they do not cry out against the sins of the nation. Transgenderism corrupts God's highest creation and society is proud of their sins, which includes gay pride, paganism, sectionalism, and more. These sins are changing the truth of God into a lie and worshiping the creature rather than the Creator. People who engage in these sins will not inherit the kingdom of God. There is no remedy for the wrath of God, and these are words of warning to our generation.
I want to try to give a solid biblical definition of adoption. In order to understand the doctrine of adoption, we must go back to the Old Testament verse to what is under Tutors and Governors until the time appointed of the father. Even so, we would. be children were in bondage under the elements of the world. But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth, his son, made of a woman, made under the law. In Genesis, God tells Abraham that He was going to have a son and that boy turned out to be Isaac. And then Isaac and Rebecca had twins, Esau and Jacob, and the prophecy given to Rebecca is that the elder shall serve the younger. These sons can be adopted, and because they are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His son into your hearts. Jacob had 12 sons and it was preordained that he would be the leader and rule over his older brother Esau. In Genesis 35 Jacob has a change of name and Benjamin is born after Israel's name. Reuben, by right being the elder of the 12 sons, should have received the birthright. But this is what it says, that Rachel had died and she was the favorite wife. Jacob said to Reuben, You're not going to excel in this birthright. I'm going to give it to somebody else. Reuben's birthright, the way I see it, was divided among four other sons. His might would go to Joseph, his dignity to Levi, and his power to Judah. Genesis 48 is one of the most important books in the New Testament. In it, Jacob establishes his authority to do what he is getting ready to do. God Almighty appeared unto me at laws in the land of Canaan and blessed me and said unto me, I will make the fruitful and multiply thee, and I'll make of a multitude of people. The key word or the key thought is affection. He elevated them from grandson to son. These are my sons now, just as much as Reuben and Simeon and thy issue which thou beget is after them. In verse seven is the key word is favorite wife, favorite wife or beloved wife? Because Jacob loved Rachael more than he loved Leah? What's wrong with that? This is Jacob's Cross that's been part of the British Union Jack for a long, long time. In verse 15 and 16, we read this and he blessed Joseph and said, God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk. And then in verse 16, this is what he said, the angel which redeemed me from all evil. God appeared under Jacob again when he came out of pay Dan Abram and blessed him. The angel of the Lord said to Joseph and Ephraim, let my name be named on them. Let these two boys be known as the children of Abraham, Isaac and Israel. And let them grow a declaration or decree of increase of children. In chapter 20 of the Bible, verse 21, Israel says, Behold, I die, but God shall be with you and bring you again into the land of your fathers. And in verse 22, he's giving Joseph's a blessing. Joseph is a fruitful bough. What is a bough about? It's a branch of a tree. Joseph and his two sons became the greatest, strongest tribes in northern Israel. They became known as the Northern House, the house of Israel, the House of Joseph. Ephraim was the leadership tribe of the Northern Kingdom. He had been adopted an elevated to Sonship so that the Lord can say he was my firstborn. In Romans, Paul says he could wish that himself were a curse from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen, according to the flesh. He's talking about the house of Israel, the literal physical people, who are Israelites to whom pertain to the adoption. Jesus Christ paid the price for for adoption of Israel back unto himself. That's why we're Christians.
On the Road to Armageddon, a book written by Timothy P. Weber, looks at how evangelicals became Israel's best friends. What is the truth behind all of that? Has the evangelical world just gone absolutely mad? It's an important subject. And I wanted to give a source, an authoritative source for a lot of these beliefs and practices. William Miller calculated that Jesus was going to come in 1843, and this turned out to be what is called the Great Disappointment. Another movement emerged in the 1870s of dispensation Islam, which actually originated four decades earlier in Great Britain with John Nelson Darby. The Dispensation holism movement started with the Scofield reference Bible and Dispensationalism. In that Bible, Jesus taught that without a Jewish state, there could be no Antichrist, no great tribulation, no battle of Armageddon, and no second coming. This book explains what despondent dispensationalism is and why some evangelicals find it so appealing. John Nelson Darby divided the Bible into seven different eras or periods of time. At about the same time, Scofield was writing the notes in his Bible. Some people believe that it was actually financed by Jewish organizations because it promoted their point of view. C.I. Scofield and Darby capitalized on this, and also Scofield, coupled with visions of a young woman in Glasgow, Scotland, by the name of Margaret MacDonnell, saw this vision of people flying away and being called away in the sky. There was a prophetic conference held in New York in 1878, and some of the biggest names in Christianity began to be influenced. The idea caught on so fast that it got into Sunday school literature, adult Sunday school classes, and unlearned Sunday school teachers picked up on this and taught it to others because it was easy to just read a Sunday school quarterly. In the Evangelical dispensation, the future is when they run into the ditch. They have to have an Antichrist. Well, Hitler didn't work out. So look for someone else. Oh, some of them said it was FDR. Others said that the Antichrist was a Jew. So that was more or less the beginning of Zionism. Different men in this country are promoting the idea of them going back over there to the so-called Holy Land. Before 1948, Christian missionaries began to go to Israel, or what is now known as Israel. The Evangelical Mission Project started here in this country in Chicago. They offered sewing classes, cooking classes, singing classes, anything by which they could present the gospel. Well, it didn't work out that way, did it? One plan of salvation is for the Jews, and they do not need Jesus Christ. They don't need the blood of Christ for their salvation because they are saved under the old covenant of Moses. For the rest of us non-Jews, we need Jesus Christ. That's Plan B. Clyde Lott, a Pentecostal cattleman from Canton, Mississippi, raised what he thought was a heifer. It did not have any white hairs on it. And they named it Melanie or Melody. And all of a sudden, a white hair ended up on her tail, so she was disqualified. Then the Jews said, "No, the red heifer has to be born over there." Christians are falling for this foolish, downright stupid stuff. Revelation 21 - I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. The emphasis is on the new Jerusalem, not the old Jerusalem. One woman on television has gone so goofy that she was raising money to buy uniforms for the Israeli army. But I'm sure that some silly soul sent her some money. This book gives an excellent overview of how the modern state of Israel came about, and I would recommend it to any person that is a serious Bible student and prophecy student to find this book and purchase it. This is my own personal copy, but I wanted to share this because it is the authoritative document to show and to give the truth about this whole Zionism movement and the evangelical involvement in it.
Can all men be saved? And when I say men, I mean mankind. The Lord is speaking in First Samuel 2:6-8. He said, "I form the light and create darkness." So he makes some poor, some rich, some high, some low. The Lord does that. I, the Lord, make peace and I create evil. The Lord makes the wicked for the day of evil. That tells me that God has all things under control. That he does presently, and he will in the future, control all things. In Leviticus 18:8 it says, "The nakedness of your father's wife shalt thou not uncover." In other words, ham had relations with his mother, and that was considered his father's nakedness. He took advantage of his mother, having sexual intercourse with her while Noah and his wife no doubt were drunk. He knew that his wife was pregnant by ham. So he cursed the child that was to be born. But yet, the child was not at fault. Because it was by divine order. God chose Isaac and rejected the older son, Ishmael, when usually the birthright went to the elder son. These are not children of God, but the children of the promise are counted for the seed, for this is the Word of promise. It was said, and to her the elder shall serve the younger as it is written. Paul is saying that God chose whether or not he would show mercy to Moses and compassion to the Israelites, and on whom he would have compassion. The only thing he asks us to do is to believe that God has chosen mercy for us. What if, God willing, he chose to show his wrath and to make his power known, endured with much long suffering? When he was alone, those that were with him asked him the parable. To you, it is given to know the mystery of the Kingdom of God; but to those that are without, all these things are done in parables. John 12:38-And how then will you know all the parables? In Isaiah's day, a prophet was prophesying the destruction of the land of Judah, and it was destined that those Jews, unbelieving Jews in Judah, be destroyed. In John 12, Jesus repeats that same prophecy and applies it to the people standing before him. John the Baptist knew who he was speaking to, for when the Pharisees came out to his baptism, he came right out and said it. He knew who they were. They were not going to be saved. In Matthew 12, verse 31, Jesus rebukes the Pharisees for blaspheming the Holy Ghost. Broad is the way that leads to death, destruction, and many that go that way. He tells them they will not come to me that you might have life. These days, this universalist concept, this egalitarian concept, well, we all just kind of tweak the Scripture and somehow the Lord lets us in. I don't think everybody will be saved, Paul said, not at this age or the next age. The Apostle Paul describes the utter wickedness of a generation. And we are repeating that generation of wickedness, of evil, and debauchery in our day in America. It fits our generation. What do you think about transgenderism? Could that be an indication of transgenderism changing their bodies against nature? Can those people be saved? Sex, perversion, mental perversion. God gave them up to affections. That was the condition, the moral condition in Rome, Corinth, Athens, and other cities of that time. And it's the condition of America today. There comes a point where God says, "I will give you up." I give up on that generation because they are worthy of death. Thessalonians tells us that Christ is coming back in flaming fire, taking vengeance on them, that no, not God and that they obey, not the Gospel of Jesus Christ. So folks, as the writer said, check up on yourselves to see whether you are in the faith. We thank you, Lord, for what you have done for us to show us the truth of salvation individually.