The Resurrection in Three Parts

The English word "resurrection" does not appear in the Old Testament of the King James Version of the Bible, though the concept does. In the New Testament of the KJV the Greek meaning for "resurrection" is simply a raising up (Strong's Greek 386 - "anastasis").  For the purposes of this essay we will use the …

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Revelation: The Four Corners of The Earth

When God was angry with a people or nation, He would send a prophet to warn them to repent before He would send judgment upon them.  The language of prophesy contained certain elements and structure that repeated no matter which nation or country the prophet was sent to warn.  Let's examine some of these elements.  …

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The Signs of Revelation – Part VIII: The New Heavens and New Earth

God's language of prophesy is a challenge because it is a majestic and grand metaphor, a hugely poetical style.  The metaphors and poetry which He used were to provide the sovereign and supreme import, the full vision and implications of what became the actual or literal outcome.  The judgment was pronounced from heaven above in …

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The Signs of Revelation – Part VII: The Plagues of Egypt

Psa. 46:8, "Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth."  (KJV) Looking at Revelation from the Old Testament (OT) is both enlightening and reaffirming.  God's word is true and His judgments are righteous (Psa. 19:9; 33:5; 119:137, 160).  If sometimes in our study we do not understand why …

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The Signs of Revelation – Part VI: The Judgment Day, Chapter 20

The first five parts of this series have discussed in some detail the signs and symbols found within the prophesy of John, the Revelation of Christ.  All of the signs and symbols of Revelation are based upon Old Testament (OT) prophesies, and can be determined from the scriptures within the OT.  The OT is the …

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The Signs of Revelation – Part V: The Animal Symbols of the Battle

We have been decoding some of the signs and symbols of the prophesy of Revelation, so that we can better understand the meanings of the book.  The code is from the Old Testament (OT), and we are using scripture to interpret scripture, as only God can interpret His word.  (Dan. 2:18-22) Once we recognize the …

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Signs of Revelation – Part IV: Symbols of the Throne Scene Chap. 4 – 5

This series on the book of Revelation is defining the prophesy by looking into the source code.  The source code for Revelation, and all of the New Testament (NT), is the Old Testament (OT).  The NT is the OT revealed!  By decoding the component pieces of the prophesy we can better understand and identify the …

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The Signs of Revelation – Part III: Codes of the Colors and Numbers

Remembering that the New Testament (NT) is the Old Testament (OT) revealed, we continue the theme from Parts I and II of this series, that we must look to the OT for the signs and original meanings in Revelation.  The code of Revelation is the OT. Part II of this series discussed the nature symbols …

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The Signs of Revelation – Part II: Codes and Symbols of Nature

Part I of this series established the background and time period of Revelation as the first century A.D., the generation which Christ said would not pass until all was fulfilled. (Matt. 22:36, 24:34) Therefore, the events of Revelation "which must shortly come to pass" and which were "at hand" all occurred in that same century …

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The Signs of Revelation – Part I: The Time of His Coming

The book of Revelation is not a chronological account of the second appearance of Christ.  Rather, it is thematic; tracing the steps through one vision, before beginning another vision and moving through that to its end. This happens several times to encompass the visions of Christ coronation, then the great tribulation and the battle between …

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God’s Definitions – Part II: The House of God

Under the old covenant established in the exodus wilderness between God and the house of Israel, the Israelites built a tabernacle where the priests could enter under prescribed conditions to meet with God, to offer sacrifices for the sins of the people, and to minister unto God. This tabernacle was built of curtains, animal skins, …

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Is A Woman Commanded to Keep Silent in the Church?

We struggle with many left over concepts that the Protestant Reformation brought along with them out of the Catholic church.  Martin Luther's education within the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) still carried the lessons he had been taught from their priests.   One of these lessons is the misunderstanding about 1 Cor. 14:26-30: "26How is it then, …

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Giants: Rephaim, Zamzummim, Emim, Anakim, Nephilim, Zuzim

Let's take a closer look at the giants of old.  We are going to use Young's Literal Translation for most of the references, as the generic translation of the King James loses some of the connotations regarding these giants.  Young's Literal Translation is choppy because it is a direct word-for-word translation of the Hebrew and …

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The Book of Enoch – Fable or True

There are many bits and pieces, many supposed parts and chapters that comprise the Book of Enoch that is passing around today.  The most used appear to be based upon the translations of the Ethiopic Book of Enoch found at the S.O.A.S. (School of Oriental and African Studies) Library at the University of London, printed …

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The God of This Age, and The Prince of The Power of The Air

2 Cor. 4:1-4, "1Because of this, having this ministration, according as we did receive kindness, we do not faint, 2 but did renounce for ourselves the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor deceitfully using the word of God, but by the manifestation of the truth recommending ourselves unto every conscience of men, before …

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Micah’s Prophesy – No More War?

The Western mindset tends to very literal interpretation of the Bible, believing the words of the prophets to be descriptive of physical reality.  But, the Bible was written in the Eastern metaphorical, poetical style where physical things we can see represent spiritual things we cannot see. For instance, according to Clarke's commentary, Micah 2:6 literally …

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The Zionist Lie of “These Last Days”, or “How Is It That You Do Not Discern This Time?”

Luke 12:56, "Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?"  Jesus spoke these words approx. 30 -33 A.D, and were recorded by Luke approx. 60 - 62 A.D. 2 Tim. 3:1, "This know also, that in the last …

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The Burning of Jerusalem, and the Hadean Death

Christ tells the chief priests and elders of the temple a parable in Matt. 22:1-14: "1And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden …

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The Thousand Year Reign of Revelation 20 – Is It Yet Future?

The numbers found in the Bible have both literal and symbolic meanings.  The context, or the subject matter of the scripture tells us when the numbers recorded in the scripture are literal, and when they are figurative, or symbolic. For instance, the following scriptures all have a literal numeric value: Ex. 38:25, "And the silver …

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THERE ARE NO END TIMES! The Latter Days Are Not Our Days!

Gen. 49:1, "And Jacob calleth unto his sons and saith, `Be gathered together, and I declare to you that which doth happen with you in the latter end of the days." (Young's Literal Translation, [YLT])       or Gen. 49:1, " And Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather together, that I may tell you what shall …

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The One True GOD – But, there are two of them! Allah or Yahweh?

Christians follow the scriptures of the Bible as given by Yahweh, the Great I Am, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (renamed Israel), and of His uniquely begotten son, the Christ, the promised seed of Abraham, the Messiah (Jesus). Muslims believe in Allah, who they claim is the one true God of the prophet …

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Passover, the Crucifixion, & the Lord’s Day; or Did Constantine Change the Day of Worship?

There is some confusion regarding the day that Jesus was crucified during the Passover week, and the actual day He was resurrected.  The confusion is a matter of a language barrier between English perception and the Greek of the New Testament which was customarily understood in the first century A.D.   We need to study very …

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It’s Not The End of The World – Part III; Judgment Language in the Old Testament

The Old Testament is our school master, bringing us to an understanding of God’s Law, His expectations, His standards, and His methods, and His nature.  God even has a language of figurative metaphors which He uses in prophesy and judgment.  The books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel are rife with God’s judgment language.  Every time …

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It’s Not The End of The World – Part II; Time Texts of the New Testament

There is such fear expressed all over the internet about the return of the Lord, the Apocalypse, the End Times, and great predictions of dates for September or October 2015, or 2016.  This fear is not found in scripture. The fear is generated by men who are twisting God's word to mean something it does …

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