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Setting Dates Sells Books!

I wonder if anyone has noticed that many of the books on prophecy become best sellers because they feed the flesh rather than the spirit. Most Christians would like to prove Christianity correct, but as Paul found out in Athens, it can’t be done. Rather he wrote to the Corinthians (the next community he visited) that instead of coming to them with wisdom of words (i.e. Paul the philosopher, which he tried to do in Athens) he would know only Christ and him crucified (1Corinthians 2:1-2). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 17, 2011 in Prophecy

 

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Persecution Over Blasphemy!

I have read many commentaries of Stephen’s death and of Paul’s persecuting believers of the Way, that conclude first the witnesses lied saying Stephen cursed the Temple and the Law, and secondly that Paul tried to cause believers to curse Jesus. These things are not true, at least not in the sense that we understand cursing today. Jesus was crucified under the charge of blasphemy. I have two blogs on this: (1) Jesus Before the Sanhedrin and (2) Jesus Before Pilate, and they show beyond doubt that the Scriptures conclude Jesus was crucified under the charge of blasphemy, despite the plaque that Pilate had nailed above Jesus’ head. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2011 in Prophecy, Religion, Stephen

 

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Fixing the Date of Stephen’s Death

Fixing Stephen’s death (Acts 7:51-60) to an exact day involves using prophecy, which if true, will offer not only an element of certainty to this study but also a degree of importance of his death. That is, Stephen’s death would have particular significance for the new body of believers and for the kingdom of God. As I hope to show, Stephen’s death is tied up in the 70 Weeks Prophecy of Daniel 9. This prophecy identifies the Messiah. That is, it points to him beyond all doubt and identifies Jesus as the long awaited Son of David, the Anointed of God. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2011 in Christianity, Prophecy, Religion

 

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To Anoint the Most Holy

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We now come to the sixth and final work of God as prophesied by the angel in Daniel 9:24, anointing the Most Holy. The term most holy is used at least forty-three times in the Old Testament and is taken to mean various things. It is used to refer to the whole Temple (2Chronicles 3:8, 10) or to the most holy place within the Temple behind the veil, wherein the ark was and the mercy seat (Exodus 26:33-34). It can also be used to refer to those things within the Temple that were consecrated to God, and were considered most holy to him (Exodus 30:26-29). It is also used of the altar of sacrifice (Exodus 29:37) and the altar of incense (Exodus 30:9-10), and the portion of the meal offering that went to the high priest and his family. The sin offering and the trespass offering were also regarded as most holy (Leviticus 2:10; 6:14-17). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2010 in Christianity, Prophecy, Religion

 

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To Seal up the Vision and the Prophecy

I now come to the fifth work of God as prophesied by the angel in Daniel 9:24. Each work, thus far, we have found has been finished in Christ and there remains nothing more to fulfill at a later date, showing the future fulfillment of the final seven years of this prophecy is a false doctrine. By believing that there remains seven years to be fulfilled before completion of this prophecy has kept us from the truth that this prophecy reveals in Christ. We need to examine our understanding of these things to assure ourselves that what we believe is sound and taught by the original Apostles (cp. 2Corinthians 13:5). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2010 in Christianity, Prophecy, Religion

 

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To Bring in Everlasting Righteousness

As I look at it, to look for everlasting righteousness to be brought in at some future date is to deny the work of Christ, which he clearly claimed was finished (John 19:28, 30). This is the fourth work of God as prophesied by the angel in Daniel 9:24 and is complete in Christ. God does not give us anything apart from Christ. Christ is the ‘treasure house’ of all we need in our walk with God (Ephesians 1:3). In other words, all of what God gives us comes through his new creation in Christ not through the rebellious old creation in Adam. In Adam we have God’s wrath, the reward of sin, but in Christ we have all the wealth of the Firstborn, the Son of God (Colossians 3:10). All that is Christ’s has become ours as part of the riches within the new creation (Galatians 3:26-29). Christ is our all in all, and God causes Christ to be my Righteousness. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2010 in Christianity, Prophecy, Religion

 

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Make Reconciliation for Iniquity

I am considering the angel’s prophecy found in Daniel 9:24 at this time. If one would read the prophecy it would be seen there are six works of God that must be fulfilled before one cold claim the 70 Weeks prophecy is fulfilled. I have already discussed the first two claims by the angel in three blogs preceding this one, showing that these works of God were fulfilled in Christ nearly 2000 years ago, and this third work is no different. The angel claimed “Seventy weeks are determined …to make reconciliation for Iniquity…” While sealing involved purchasing and hence ownership, reconciliation involved peace between enemies or offended parties. God desires love not forced servitude from his children, and he always makes the first move toward our salvation: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2010 in Christianity, Prophecy, Religion

 

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