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 Valley of Dry Bones, a Picture for the Children of God

"37 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,  2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they …

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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 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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