Israel, Jerusalem, and the Coming of Messiah

3rd TempleI have written several articles now about the rebuilding of the Third Temple in Jerusalem and momentum for this endeavor is growing but, let’s look at an alternative view. The prophet Malachi wrote –

“Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me.
And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, In whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,” Says the LORD of hosts. But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire And like launderers’ soap. He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, And purge them as gold and silver, That they may offer to the LORD An offering in righteousness.” – Mal. 3:1-3 Continue reading

The Hour of Trial – it’s coming!

the-time-of-jacobs-troubleI believe in the prophecies of the Bible and thus I know there is a time coming, a time of trouble, a time when God begins to judge the world for wickedness. Many Scriptures speak of it from the Old to the New Testament –

“Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.” – Jer. 30:7

“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.” – Joel 2:31

“For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” – Matt. 24:21

These are just a few of the Scriptures that speak of this time so, since God has warned of this time so often, shouldn’t we pay attention? Why is it coming? Is there a way to escape it? Continue reading