June 16, 2017
Jesus said, "When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times" (Matt. 16:1-2). In essence, He was paraphrasing an ancient maritime proverb that went something like this: "Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky at morning, sailor's warning."
But the point of HIs words was to shame those of us who fail to see the signs of the times of His coming— even as they are portrayed right before our eyes.
Open Your Eyes
Take a look around. Read your Bible. Look at the nation of Israel. Do they mean nothing to you regarding the soon coming of our Lord? "Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times" (Matt. 16:2). The study of the end times, that discipline known as eschatology, is a minefield of confusion and disagreement. And because it's so divisive and controversial many shy away from it. But not so with us. We are going to take a look at the Lord's prophetic calendar to see exactly what the Scriptures tell us is right around the corner.
Are you ready? Good. Then keep listening.
The following is a study on the End Times.
August 27, 2014
When Jesus confronts the Jewish leaders with the truth of who He is, they naturally respond by wanting to silence His voice, to take Him captive (John 7:32), to destroy Him or, literally, to kill Him (John 7:19). And, unlike many of us today in the church, Jesus did not retreat but boldly stood and declared to them the gospel once again. Consider the following:
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water" (John 7:37-38).
Jesus preaches to them the gospel in just three words: thirst, come and drink.
Want to know more? Then keep listening.
The following is a study on John 7:25-39.
August 11, 2014
For the Jews, prophecy was not just predicting the future as we think of it today, but prophecy dealt with patterns that pointed to a deeper truth, a future truth. So all the Jewish feasts were not just commemorating some past event, but they were also, by their schedule and pattern, also pointing to something in the future, something prophetic.
For example, we know the Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread was fulfilled by Jesus and the cross. But did you know the Feast of Firstfruits was fulfilled in the resurrection and the Feast of Weeks in the birth of the Church?
What about the Feast of Trumpets or the Feast of Tabernacles or the Day of Atonement. What future events do these point to? Want to know more? Then keep listening.
The following is a study on Zechariah 14:16-21 and Leviticus 23.
July 27, 2014
Embedded in chapter 14 of Zechariah, in the middle of the Lord telling His people about how He will "fight against the nations" that fought against Jerusalem, we possibly find a cryptic description of the effects of a neutron bomb. It reads:
Their flesh shall dissolve (or, rot, waste away) while they stand on their feet,
Their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets,
And their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths (Zech. 14:12).
How can that be? And what does that mean for us today? Is this really the effects of a neutron bomb?
Keep listening to find out more.
The following is a study on Zechariah 14:1-15.
July 14, 2014
Zechariah 12:10 states:
"And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then (what) they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn."
Quick question: When does the pouring out of God's Spirit happen? And when does the mourning and grieving take place? Since they must take place after the death of Jesus, do they take place during the time of the early church? Or, does it refer to the great expansion of preaching and growth during the ages that follow (Reformed / Amillennial view)? Or, does it refer to a time yet in the future (Dispensational / Premillennial view)?
Quick answer: Historically, these events were not fulfilled during the days of the early church. Second, these passages cannot be interpreted as referring to the church since there is no mention of "the people of God" or even "Israel" for that matter. Additionally, there is no greater Jewish prophecy in all of Zechariah. Note verses 12 and 13: "house of David, house of Nathan, house of Levi, family of Shimei."
So what does this mean for us today? Much. Keep listening to find out more.
The following is a study on Zechariah 12:1-14.
July 6, 2014
Just the mention of the word Antichrist brings to mind images from Revelation 13 and of some old, outdated movies that were made in the late 70's. Remember those movies? I sure do.
But the Scripture reveals much about the Antichrist from the Old Testament. In fact, Zechariah gives us the only physical description of the Antichrist found in Scripture and his description lines up perfectly with what we know from Revelation 13. Zechariah says, for example:
"Woe to the worthless shepherd, who leaves the flock!
A sword shall be against his arm and against his right eye;
His arm shall completely wither, and his right eye shall be totally blinded."
Want to find out more? Then keep listening.
The following is a study on Zechariah 11:1-17.
April 7, 2014
In the last verse of the second chapter of Zechariah we find the chilling statement that God will no longer stay silent while His people, the apple of His eye, are mistreated by others. The sleeping Giant has awakened. Momma bear is ready to protect her cubs. The time for the great awakening is upon us.
"Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord, for He is aroused (or, awakened) from His holy habitation!"
In other words, Aslan in on the move! And you'd better be ready.
This following is a study on Zechariah 2:1-13.
March 4, 2011
Let me ask you a couple of questions:
What advantage is there in going to church? What advantage is there in having Christian parents? In going to Christian school, listening to Christian music or only viewing Christian movies?
What does it all matter if none of what we do on the outside brings an eternal change on the inside? This was the same question Paul put to the church in Rome concerning being a Jew and having the traditions and the Law. In fact, Paul's answer might surprise you. He says, "Much indeed!" Really?
Want to know more? Keep listening.
The following is a study on Romans 3:1-8.
August 22, 2010
Be warned. The judgment of God is coming to America... and may already have begun. When God brings judgment (calamity) it often helps to remember the big picture:
1. All calamity is the result of sin.
2. Sometimes God brings special calamity as a judgment of sin.
3. Before calamity strikes, God always warns His people.
4. God is patient. So patient that many begin to feel that judgment won't happen.
5. Before judgment, God is ready to forgive those who come to Him on His terms.
Ready or not, here it comes!
The following is a study on the Coming Darkness.
May 19, 2010
Time and time again, in the Old Testament and even today, God's people warned the government and religious authorities about impending danger and the coming judgment of God.
And time and time again those words were ignored.
From the destruction of the Northern Kingdom in 722 BC to the deportation to Babylon in 605, 597 and 586BC. From the revival under Josiah to the preaching of Isaiah and Jeremiah, all the tell-tale signs were ignored.
Can you see any parallel for today? I sure can. Listen and find out more.
The following is a study on Daniel 1:1-2.