When one has their spiritual eyes attuned while reading the books of John and Revelation, one will notice a very peculiar pattern and similarity of design that emerges. It becomes obvious to the spiritually attuned and observant believer that the Holy Spirit led John the apostle to follow the same literary design in writing both his Gospel (the book of John) and the book of Revelation. Continue reading “DUPLICATIONS OF DESIGN BETWEEN JOHN AND REVELATION: IS IT BY DIVINE DESIGN?”
“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed” (1 Corinthians 15:52).
In the near future, Bible prophecy indicates that the sudden and instantaneous mass disappearance of millions of people around the world will occur in an event known as the rapture. It is also clear that these people will have ascended into Heaven and will be in the very presence of God. Scripture is also clear that the only people who will be a part of this staggering event are those who are “born again” … or said another way, those who have personally received Jesus Christ. Mainline theologians have long taught that the rapture of New Testament Christianity is imminent – that is, at any moment. When scripture is examined in a panoramic and intellectually honest way, one has no choice but to conclude that the rapture will occur before the horror of the seven-year Tribulation commences. Continue reading “IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE: DECIMATING THE MID AND POST – TRIBULATION RAPTURE VIEWS”
In the UFO world, there is a bizarre ritual. It involves the death of cattle and has strangely primitive roots. Any believer who studies the annals of UFO literature will sooner or later arrive at a schism between two poles of understanding. On one side, it is simply unarguable that there is an obvious and well-documented phenomenon. It is well substantiated and believable. But on the other side, just how is one to fit the myriad bizarre events of the phenomenon into a theological framework? This is especially true in one particular aspect of UFO study, namely, the mutilation of animals and humans. Continue reading “A DARK SACRIFICE: THE EVIL WORLD OF CATTLE AND HUMAN MUTILATIONS”
This article is a continuation of the previous article titled “The Mysterious Crop Circles: Man-Made or Supernatural? It can be located by going to the home page or by clicking the link below.
Popular entertainment almost always reflects deep, dark, subliminal truth. These days, prophetic warnings of the end times are becoming ever more visible in television and the movies. Aliens and demons (two aspects of the same dark world) populate the mass media in profusion. To those who understand the full spiritual depth of the Bible, their presence foreshadows the days of judgment that are quickly approaching, when the underworld will be unleashed upon a defenseless world. Continue reading “RETURN OF THE EVIL HIGH PLACES”
In ages past, pagan worship was often presented within a circle, whether a stone carving, structure or a topographic artifact formed on the earth’s surface. Today’s “crop circle” phenomenon may offer a persuasive explanation of their origins.
Around the world, there are strange, circular artifacts associated with pagan centers of worship. Some – such as Stonehenge in England – are very, very ancient. Similarly, the medicine wheels of the ancient North American Indians, the barrows, mounds and discs of Europe, and the circular worship centers of the Middle East have long fired the curiosity and imagination of archaeologists. Investigators’ questions about the origins of such worship have often gone without an answer. But the interesting and meritorious suggestion is that today, there is a current phenomenon that may bring us very close to the reason why ancient man worshipped the circle. This wondrous event occurs on a worldwide basis, usually in fields of growing seed or grain crops. It has come to be called the “crop circle.” Overnight, circles and mysterious designs appear in fields of Continue reading “THE MYSTERIOUS CROP CIRCLES: MAN-MADE OR SUPERNATURAL?”
Are there giants in the world today? What does prophetic scripture have to say about them? In part 1, the mysterious Rephaim – the giants of antiquity – were investigated.
In the Middle East of old, they seem to have been universally present. They were a source of great fear to the Israelites, who had to defeat them in order to enter the land of promise. For Abraham, Moses, Joshua and David, these giants were a troublesome reality. But by the time of the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities, they seem to have disappeared, never to be heard from again. Have you ever wondered why this is so? Why are there no giants in the world today? Where are the Rephaim? Oh yes, we routinely see tall people such as sports figures who top seven feet, but by biblical standards, even these characters would be puny. There, if you’re under ten feet tall, you don’t make the cut. The Bible tells us that there were many such mammoth characters, tramping out there colossal reputations through the pages of scripture. We have no doubt that they were very real. Are they gone forever, or will we witness their return? Continue reading “THE REPHAIM 2: ON THE TRAIL OF THE LIVING GIANTS”
They are the aristocracy of the damned – and seem to be a prophetic archetype of Ezekiel’s “Gog.” In the Old Testament, there are many references to a mysterious race known in the ancient past as the “Rephaim.” An examination of several scriptural references reveals some amazing things, and significantly adds to the understanding of prophecy. Ancient writings from the Middle East, as well as the Bible itself, have long identified them as inhabitants of the underworld. They are described as the departed spirits of the dead. Furthermore, though they may be dissipated in strength in their present state, they appear to be conscious and in possession of knowledge about their existing condition. They are also the recipients of some of God’s most severe judgments. But defining them is not as simple as it may first appear, because there are also numerous references to living members of the Rephaim. Perhaps the most ancient mention of this strange “people” is found in Job 26, where Job contributes to a discussion about the wicked dead …
“Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof. Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering” (Job 26:5-6). Continue reading “THE REPHAIM: THE LEGENDARY GIANTS”
This article is a continuation of the previous article titled “THE END AFTER THE END OF 6,000 YEARS: HAVE WE ENTERED THE 7,000TH YEAR? It can be located by going to the home page or by clicking the link below.
The “end of the world” was a term used by the King James translators in Matthew 24:3 where the disciples asked “… what shall be the sign of thy coming and of the end of the world?” This foreboding term is often used today by the news media to poke fun and generally disparage Christians. They use it as if it meant the extinction of the human race. One must admit that this English translation seems a bit unfortunate for us. However, it actually refers to the end of an “age” or dispensation. The disciples longed for the time when Christ would set up a world government of his own. John explains it further in the book of Revelation. He said Christ would reign for a thousand years (Revelation 20:1-6). After that millennium is over, however, the final judgment will come. The unsaved wicked will be turned into the lake of fire and the saved righteous will enter eternal bliss in the New heavenly Jerusalem. Continue reading “WILL THE WORLD END AT THE END OF THE 6TH MILLENNIUM?”
In understanding the prophetic themes of the Bible, it is important to understand the significance of Moses. Moses was the first of the writing prophets. Since he was the great lawgiver, it is understandable that his role as prophet was generally overlooked by Christian theologians down through the centuries. Most commentaries missed the fact that Moses laid the foundation for all of the prophets. His work is amplified by every other writer of the Bible. In looking at the prophecies of Psalm 102, it can be discovered that the whole collection of the 150 Psalms has to be more than just the simple songs of an ancient Jewish culture – only good for use at funerals and prayer meetings. In Psalm 90, Moses wrote that “a thousand years” in God’s sight was “as yesterday.” In looking at Psalm 48, it can be seen that the psalm alludes to the 1948 rebirth of the nation of Israel. The rebirth of Israel in that year fulfills a dramatic prophecy given in Isaiah 66. God foretold long ago that after He brought the attered Jewish people out from among the nations, He would declare them to be a nation in a single day … Continue reading “THE END AFTER THE END OF 6,000 YEARS: HAVE WE ENTERED THE 7,000TH YEAR?”