The Revelation of Hanukkah pt 3

When learning about Hanukkah we are drawn to the prophet Daniel because he first prophesied about these times.

“And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation” – Daniel 11:31

The beginning of these abominations (they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation) happened by the Greek ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes but, as we have seen by the words of Jesus and Paul, it was not to be the last. We must look further in Daniel for he full picture which he gives in his revelation of 70 Weeks. Continue reading

MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN

hand-on-wall“While he tasted the wine, Belshazzar gave the command to bring the gold and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple which had been in Jerusalem, that the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines might drink from them. Then they brought the gold vessels that had been taken from the temple of the house of God which had been in Jerusalem; and the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines drank from them. They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze and iron, wood and stone. In the same hour the fingers of a man’s hand appeared and wrote opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace; and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote. … And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.” – Daniel 5:2-28

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The Seven Churches-Today

Baltimore riots 2015As we observe the world around us, we can easily see the increase of lawlessness. Riots are breaking out almost weekly as economies fail and accustomed lifestyles are threatened.

The nightly news alerts us to the increase of earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, all around the world. Ethnic and religious violence are intensifying and rumors of war areIslamic Terror again reverberating throughout Africa and the Mideast. “The love of many” is growing cold just as Jesus warned (Matthew 24:12). This lawlessness has also invaded the Continue reading