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Messianic Expectations

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The whole idea of the coming of Christ has very powerful features. Even today it isn’t difficult to get people wondering and hoping for the near return of Christ. In the 1st century AD those who studied the Scriptures knew that the time of Daniel’s 70 Weeks Prophecy was nearing its culmination. Some were already looking for his coming. We are told that both Simeon and Anna the prophetess of chapter two in Luke both looked for the coming of Christ (Luke 2:26) and the redemption of Jerusalem (Luke 2:38). It is entirely possible that the Magi that came from the east in Matthew 2 were high ranking Jews from Babylon who waited for and sought the coming of Christ. The problem is that the authorities at Jerusalem, though they knew of his coming (Matthew 2:3-6), didn’t seek him out, as the Magi did. No doubt, this is why John was sent by God. None of the Jewish leaders looked for the Messiah, and the people didn’t know enough to seek him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on July 31, 2016 in Gospel of Luke

 

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What Actually Ended with John?

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Isaiah spoke of the Jews warfare being accomplished (Isaiah 40:2), that is, it ended, or was fulfilled. What does that mean? Later in Luke Jesus claimed “The Law and the Prophets were until John…” (Luke 16:16). Clearly, something having to do with the Jew’s relationship with God ended in the first century AD, and something else took its place, namely, “…since that time the Kingdom of God is preached…” (Luke 16:16). It seems an appointed time or age ended with the coming of John’s ministry, and another appointed time or age began with the coming of Christ. What can we know of these things? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2016 in Gospel of Luke

 

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The First to Die for Christ

Stephen’s death (Acts 7:51-60) is probably the most significant chapter in the life of the Church since Pentecost. He is the first believer whose blood was shed in Jesus name, and I don’t believe its significance is fully appreciated in the Church today. It may come as a surprise to know that he was probably stoned on the Day of Atonement 3 ½ years after Jesus’ crucifixion and comes at the culmination of the second half of the 70th week of Daniels 70 Weeks Prophecy. The first half of that week incorporated Jesus’ public ministry which ended in his crucifixion in the “midst of the week” (cp. Daniel 9:26-27). Both halves equal 7 years or the 70th Week beginning on the Feast of Trumpets in 27 CE and ending on the Day of Atonement or 10th day of the seventh month in 34 CE. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2011 in Kingdom of God

 

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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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Can the Great Tribulation be Shortened?

In Matthew 24:21 Jesus foretold a time of great tribulation. It is from here that we get our modern doctrine of “The Great Tribulation.” In Revelation believers are warned to repent or they would go through “Great Tribulation,” and then in Revelation we find that many did repent while going through “Great Tribulation.” Whether all these Scriptures refer to the same period is uncertain as far as the texts are concerned. There doesn’t seem to be any real evidence to tie them together. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2011 in Last Days

 

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Fixing the Date of Stephen’s Death

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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 place a great degree of importance of his death. That is, Stephen’s death would have a particular significance for the new body of believers and for time of the coming of the Kingdom of God. As I hope to show, Stephen’s death is tied up in the 70 Weeks Prophecy of Daniel 9. Daniel’s prophecy identifies the Messiah. Daniel points to him and, beyond all doubt, identifies Jesus as the long awaited Son of David, the Anointed of God.[1] Read the rest of this entry »

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

 

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Jesus Came to an Unprepaired Nation!

As I consider the fact that the royal visit of the magi to Jerusalem, I have to wonder about how little the Jewish nation was prepared to meet their Messiah. After all, Daniel had predicted the very day he would arrive upon the scene. If the very day of his arrival had been prophesied centuries earlier, why were the Jews so unprepared? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2010 in Christianity, Christmas, Religion

 

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