So far, we have covered Christ’s letters to the seven churches (Rev. 2, 3), the Heavenly Throne of God (Rev. 4), the Scroll with seven seals (Rev. 5), the Seals of God (Rev. 6), the sealing of God’s servants (Rev. 7), and the seven trumpets of judgment (Rev. 8-10), the Two Witnesses and the last trumpet (Rev. 11).
The are many interpretations of these events but, I believe as the end of these things nears, God will make them clearer to those who search for God’s truth. I believe most of the events so far are chronological but, there may be some that fold back upon previous events thus giving further revelation about them and some of the events are happening at the same time and only appear chronological because that is the only way John could write them down. Continue reading
Israel Under David and Solomon
Don’t worry about ISIS – worry about God!
“For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. – Joel 3:1, 2
1922 UN Mandated Territory
As you can see by the map of Israel under David and Solomon, Israel extends to the Euphrates River in the North and through most of
Jordan in the East. Damascus is only about half way up the map that God promised to Abraham and that David and Solomon conquered. In 1922 the UN partitioned the land into a state for Israel and for the Arabs. That map is shown to the right – later in 1947, to appease the Arabs for their oil, the map was changed to a new UN Mandate, which was
1947 UN Mandated Map
never accepted by the Arabs – they went to war instead, a war which they lost! So, when President Obama calls for Israel returning to pre-1947 borders, they are basically giving the West Bank, Samaria, and Gaza back to the Israelis, though I doubt he understands that! So, we have three groups trying to solve the problem of Jerusalem and Israel: 1) the nations of the world who want peace so they can continue making money off the resources of the Mideast or gain acclaim for their ‘legacy’, 2) the Muslims who can never give back land once taken by Islam and want to destroy Israel and God’s claim to the land . and 3) God who calls it My land (Joel 3:2) and declares that He has set His name in Jerusalem (1 Kings 11:36). Now, I ask you – “Who do you think will win this argument! Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Continue reading
Scriptures have an encouragement for us in the day we live in, such as facing the attacks of unbelievers like the Freedom from Religion Foundation in Wisconsin –
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. – Ephesians 6:13
Paul is instructing us how to react to “wiles of the devil” that will surely trouble us whenever we attempt to honor God. The city of Brookville, Indiana is fighting to keep a Nativity Scene that has been there since their founding 50 years ago. One resident had this to say about this problem: Continue reading