When Does “You” Mean “Me”?

When we read the Bible and come across the personal pronoun "you", does it always apply to us?   Does every direction Jesus spoke to His disciples almost 2,000 years ago also apply to us when we read it in our generation, in our day and time? "3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is …

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Which Salvation Arrived in AD 70? Heavenly or Physical Salvation?

" So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation."  (Heb. 9:28, KJV) The English word chosen in Heb. 9:28 as "save" or "salvation" is the Greek word "σωτηρία" or "soteria" and it means "deliverance, salvation". It …

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The Signs of The Feasts – Part III: The Thief In The Night

Part I of this series on the Signs of the Feasts discussed the meaning of the Hebrew idiom / phrase "Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord" and found that this was associated with the three pilgrimage feasts for Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles; and that by using that phrase Christ had …

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The Signs of the Feasts – Part II: Christ Told His Disciples When He Would Return

Lev. 23:24-25, " 24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.  25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord. " …

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The Signs of The Feasts – Part I: Christ Told the Pharisees The Time of His Return

Much of the Christian world in the west knows very little of the ancient Hebrew customs, culture, and their idioms.  For several generations Christians have been taught that we do not need to know the Old Testament because we are under the New Testament. This teaching could not be more wrong because the New Testament …

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Frequent Mistakes – Part VII: The Translation of Enoch & Elijah

Does John 3:13 contradict OT scripture for Enoch and Elijah's translation into heaven?  "And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven."   (John 3:13, KJV) This question pops up frequently.  John 3:13 only becomes confusing because of our perspective when …

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Frequent Mistakes – Part VI: The End of The World, or….???

The commonly held belief of the prophesy of 2 Peter 3:5-13 is a very touchy subject with many people who are reading these scriptures literally.  But, they are not balancing them with the entirety of the scriptures.  They focus on these verses and lift them completely out of the Bible to stand alone as the …

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Frequent Mistakes – Part V: Roses are red, Violets are blue….

Psa. 18:2, "The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;..."   (KJV) I have opined before of those who insist that all of the Bible must be taken literally.  Surely it is evident that the poetry used in Psalms 18:2 is a literary device to express the idea of God's strength, shelter, and …

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Frequent Mistakes – Part IV: Where Was “All The World”?

When it comes to reading the Bible, the western English speaking world is at a great disadvantage.  We have been trained to take things at face value, and to be very literal minded.  But, the peoples of the Eastern world have a much different mindset, and are very familiar with poetical language, metaphorical prophesy, and …

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Frequent Mistakes – Part II: Rev. 5:6, The Ascension of Christ

Many people fail to link the prophesy of Christ's ascension in Daniel with the vision of Christ before God's throne in Rev. 5:6 as the same event.  That they are the same confirms the contemporary nature of Revelation's prophesy to the first century A.D Christians. Acts 1:9, " And when he had spoken these things, while …

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Frequent Mistakes – Part I: Rev. 13:3 The Wounded Head

One frequent claim against Revelation having already been fulfilled is that Nero as the beast died and therefore could not be the beast that was revived. We don't know Roman history very well.  Many people make the mistake of assuming that the wounded head of the beast revived.  But, the wounded head, though one of …

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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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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 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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