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  • Everywhere A Sign

    07/24/2018 2:50:18 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 13 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 7/24/18 | Gary
    The signs are clear, 'X' marks the spot Last year a Great Sign described in the Bible occurred on 9/23.  That same year, an all-time record number of Jews ascended the Temple Mount: 1,293.  The Great Sign pictured a woman in labor and a soon-to-be-born child.  Israel is the woman.  The child is the Body of Christ, the Church.  Exactly 300 days after the Great Sign, the world witnessed the biggest prophetic development in a half-century as Israel, the woman, enacted the historic nation-state law on July 19th at right about 3:00 am Israeli time.  The media likened the law's...
  • John Haller's Prophecy Update "Prophetic Spectacles"

    07/15/2018 5:40:48 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 5 replies
    Fellowship Bible Church ^ | 7/15/18 | John Haller
    It's time to put on your "Prophectic Spectacles." It is imperative that we scrutinize everything that is happening around the world. We must take a close, discerning look at the world events that are rapidly transpiring, while taking a similar look inward into our hearts in preparation for those final signs that could signal the soon return of Christ.
  • An Eschatological Question: Is God Finished With Israel?

    05/17/2018 8:58:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/17/2018 | Michael Brown
    Is God finished with Israel? Is He done with the Jewish people as a people? Heaven forbid. All of Scripture and history shouts a loud "No" to this question. Paul addressed this directly, asking, "So I ask, did they [speaking of the Jewish people as a whole] stumble in order that they might fall? By no means!" (Romans 11:11). Or, in the words of the King James Version, "God forbid." So, despite Israel's rejection of Jesus as Messiah, Israel has not fallen beyond the point of recovery. Rather, as Paul writes in Romans 9:4 (speaking, again, of non-believing Jews), "They...
  • BIBLIANO AND AMIGO: Discussions on Eschatology (Lesson #8, Coming in His Kingdom)

    09/11/2017 5:00:12 PM PDT · by grumpa · 11 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | September 11, 2017 | Charles Meek
    AMIGO: I can hardly wait till Jesus comes in his kingdom. What a glorious day it will be! BIBLIANO: Houston, we have a problem. Jesus clearly taught in Matthew 16:27-28 that SOME OF HIS DISCIPLES WOULD LIVE TO SEE HIM COMING IN HIS KINGDOM. AMIGO: Hmmm. Must be some BIG misunderstanding. That’s not what I’ve been taught by the TV rapture preachers. I watch ‘em all the time. Maybe that passage is about the Transfiguration or Pentecost. BIBLIANO: Matthew 16:27-28 really cannot be the Transfiguration or Pentecost. This passage is about JUDGMENT and there was no judgment at the Transfiguration...
  • What’s With the Signs in the Heavens?

    08/26/2017 4:45:04 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 58 replies
    Jan Markell and Eric Barger talk to two pastors about significant current event issues. They also discuss what is called “the great sign” in the Heavens based on Revelation 12 and the date of September 23. Pastor Jack Hibbs and Pastor Billy Crone continue to warn against this type of date-setting, not to mention the improper interpretation of scripture as it applies here. Why is this event, the most searched for topic on Google, so intriguing to so many? We use the mobile app found at Radio link here to today's program: What’s With the Signs in the Heavens?...
  • Understanding the Times with Jan Markell -It Could Happen Today (radio)

    05/13/2017 1:47:57 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 38 replies ^ | 13 MAy 17 | Jan Markell and Billy Crone Olive Tree Views - Understanding the Times
    Link to today's broadscast Jan’s first guest is Pastor Billy Crone. Jan and Crone consider the date of September 23, one of the most searched topics on Google. Is this more date-setting? This refers to the “great sign” in Revelation 12. Some suggest that the Rapture or Tribulation will begin on this date. We believe as it concerns the Rapture, “it could happen today” which is imminency.
  • 'Psychic’ claims Bible ‘hidden code’ predicts Spain will be DESTROYED by a killer mega-tsunami

    04/25/2017 8:41:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies ^ | By John Shammas | Updated: 10th April 2017, 8:54 am
    It is claimed that the passages predict “everyone will flee” as “young men [are] left to pieces” A CONSPIRACY theorist has claimed that The Bible holds “hidden” passages which predict Spain will be destroyed by a giant tsunami. According to a ‘psychic’ who goes by the name T Chase, Cumbre Vieja on La Palma – not far from tourist hotspot Tenerife – will be hit first. It is claimed the devastation will be triggered when a volcano on the Canary Islands erupts, sparking huge tidal waves. North Africa would then be hit next, it is claimed. The passages which it...

    04/08/2017 2:37:12 PM PDT · by grumpa · 33 replies ^ | April 8, 2017 | David Curtis and Richard Anthony
    In short, a preterist is the generally accepted term for those who believe that all biblical prophecy events have been completed, and were accomplished in the past — the first century to be exact. The event usually associated with the fulfillment of Bible prophecy is the Roman-Jewish War of A.D. 66-73, especially during the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD. Paradigm Shift Two men who love God can see the same scripture in two different ways. Is it because one of them is stubborn or unreasonable? No, it is because each of us has within us paradigms of what life is...
  • We are not Living in the Last Days

    03/24/2017 7:07:06 AM PDT · by searchinsany · 43 replies
    HubPages ^ | 24. 3.17 | searchinsany
    Introduction Mat 24:3 YLT And when he is sitting on the mount of the Olives, the disciples came near to him by himself, saying, `Tell us, when shall these be? and what is the sign of thy presence, and of the full end of the age?' Christ's return was to take place at the culmination of the last days of the age. It is therefore important not only to identify the timeline of 'the last days', but also 'the age' in question. The last days neither referred to the end of time, nor to the end of the world. The...

    02/09/2017 5:25:06 PM PST · by grumpa · 93 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | February 8, 2017 | Charles Meek
    Many Christians understand the book to have been written around AD 95/96. They simply take this late date for Revelation on faith, without ever checking it out. But there is strong and convincing evidence that the book was written prior to AD 70 when Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed. Over 130 authors, from different theological persuasions, have been identified as holding to a pre-AD 70 date, during the latter years of the reign of Nero, who ruled Rome from AD 54 to 68. The argument for the late date of Revelation rests principally on a single AMBIGUOUS, THIRD-HAND comment...

    02/02/2017 5:22:40 PM PST · by grumpa · 21 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | February 1, 2017 | Charles Meek
    Revelation: It’s Central Theme Illuminated by Charles S. Meek The book of Revelation is surprisingly easy to understand. While the book’s symbolism may leave certain details debatable, the overarching themes are quite clear. Yet, Christians often misunderstand Bible prophecy for at least four reasons: (1) they fail to see how Revelation ties to the rest of Scripture, (2) they are largely unfamiliar with the Old Testament, (3) they are ignorant of Hebraic apocalyptic language, and (4) they are heavily influenced by unbiblical assumptions. In this article, I will briefly give some important highlights. For more details on eschatology, the reader...

    12/27/2016 4:26:00 PM PST · by grumpa · 10 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | December 27, 2016 | Charles Meek
    TEN TIPS ON UNDERSTANDING BIBLE PROPHECY by Charles Meek 1. Determine to believe what Jesus and the writers of the New Testament taught, even if it conflicts with your denominational teaching, your presuppositions, or popular perceptions. 2. Step out of your sectarian echo chamber and immerse yourself in the Word. Especially in eschatology, there are several diverse and contradictory views. Don’t assume that your sect has it right. 3. Don’t just give lip service to Sola Scriptura—embrace it. 4. When reading the Bible, take yourself out of our modern setting, and stand in the shoes of the original audience. How...

    12/22/2016 4:51:07 PM PST · by grumpa · 15 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | December 22, 2016 | Charles Meek
    SPEAKING IN TONGUES By Charles S. Meek Many Christians are skeptical of the practice of speaking in tongues. This skepticism is warranted, it seems to me. I have been a Christian my entire life (I’m now 69), in different denominations, and I have never seen anyone speak in tongues—except some gibberish on YouTube. If speaking in tongues is a valid expression of the Christian faith, why aren’t you doing it? Preterists, however, have a good argument why tongue-speaking is no longer valid. In 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 Paul teaches that speaking in tongues was to CEASE (along with super-naturally revealed “knowledge”...
  • Preterism 101

    12/21/2016 5:27:08 PM PST · by grumpa · 11 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | December 219, 2016 | Charles Meek
    Below is a list of 101 preterist passages in the New Testament. This compilation puts an exclamation point to the radical nearness in time of the culmination of the last-days’ events. Note that some of these passages are clear and unmistakable, including such phrases as “must shortly take place,” “soon,” “near,” “at hand,” “this generation,” and “before some standing here taste death.” Others are not quite so obvious, such as “the axe is already laid at the root of the trees,” but also impart a sense of imminent fulfillment. Still others are addressed to a specific audience in the first...
  • The Book of Revelation Is a Sure Guide to What Is Really Going On

    04/05/2016 6:55:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-04-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Book of Revelation Is a Sure Guide to What Is Really Going On Msgr. Charles Pope • April 4, 2016 • In the Office of Readings this Easter season, we are reading from the Book of Revelation. This choice might seem surprising, but there are good reasons for it.While many suppose that the Book of Revelation is merely about the end of the world, it is about far more; it is also about what is happening right now. It was not written only for the end of the ages but for all ages. It is a book of...
  • Who Were the 144,000 of Revelation?

    02/02/2016 6:34:46 PM PST · by grumpa · 78 replies
    Off Grid Blog ^ | February 2, 2016 | Charles S. Meek
    Even many Christians misunderstand Revelation. For some, Revelation is so bizarre that they pretty much ignore it. Others mistakenly apply the symbolism of Revelation to our present day. But Revelation is really not so difficult once you grasp the context and symbolic language. Remember, it is part of the Bible and there is little, if anything at all, in Revelation that is not found elsewhere in the Bible. Indeed, there are hundreds of references in Revelation to the Old and New Testament. Let's just take a quick look at the 144,000 of Revelation 7 and 14. These were the FIRST...

    01/26/2016 5:33:50 PM PST · by grumpa · 12 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | January 26, 2016 | Charles S. Meek
    WHAT IS A COMING OF GOD? by Charles S. Meek Searching the Scriptures over many years to understand eschatology, I have become persuaded that there is a major point most Christians miss about Bible prophecy. Jesus said that He would COME ON CLOUDS OF HEAVEN WITH POWER AND GREAT GLORY (with angels and trumpets, bringing cosmic disturbances and perturbations of the created order (heaven and earth, etc.). I dare say that not one Christian in a 100 understands the Old Testament context of these statements. Frankly, what most Christians understand about prophecy they have picked up in the echo chamber,...
  • Questions for Dispensationalists

    01/04/2016 4:58:04 PM PST · by grumpa · 16 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | January 1, 2015 | Charles S. Meek
    A. Have dispensationalists not been consistently wrong on prophecy (see links below)? B. Questions about Israel: 1. Is there anywhere in the New Testament that explicitly supports the land promise made to Israel is yet to be fulfilled? If the land promise to Israel is forever and unconditional, why does God say it is conditional in Deuteronomy 28? Did Israel not receive all of the land promised to Abraham in Joshua 21:43-45; 23:14-15? 2. If God has two different plans for Jews and Gentiles, why does Paul say there is no longer a distinction...

    12/15/2015 4:32:45 PM PST · by grumpa · 43 replies
    Preterist Cosmos ^ | July, 2002 | David A. Green
    PRETERISM 101 By David A. Green July, 2002 Following this brief article are 101 biblical, preterist "time-indicators." (Hence the title.) There are many more than 101 to be found in Scripture, but these are probably the most blunt and obvious of them all. If we were to include every preterist time-indicator in Scripture, the number would possibly be in the hundreds. My purpose in displaying these passages (with some cross references) is to lay out in a concise, easy-to-read format the overwhelming testimony that our Lord actually fulfilled the Law and the Prophets, as He said He would. (Matt. 5:17)...
  • Russian Flights Over Iraq and Iran Escalate Tension With U.S.

    09/14/2015 12:21:08 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 14, 2015 | By ERIC SCHMITT and MICHAEL R. GORDON
    WASHINGTON — Russia is using an air corridor over Iraq and Iran to fly military equipment and personnel to a new air hub in Syria, openly defying American efforts to block the shipments and significantly increasing tensions with Washington. American officials disclosed Sunday that at least seven giant Russian Condor transport planes had taken off from a base in southern Russia during the past week to ferry equipment to Syria, all passing through Iranian and Iraqi airspace. Their destination was an airfield south of Latakia, Syria, which could become the most significant new Russian military foothold in the Middle East...