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In the Twinkling of an Eye

Mountains Fall on us - 1

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We are told in Isaiah 2:2-4 that the mountain of the Lord’s House would be established in the last days, and at this time the nations would go up to the Lord’s House to learn his ways, because the word of the Lord will flow out from Zion. It is also a time when the land would be full of idols, when both the poor and the great would worship the work of their hands, and a day in which the Lord would be exalted, because he will not forgive their iniquities but would judge the proud and lofty man (Isaiah 2:8-12). It would be a day when silver and gold wouldn’t buy safety, and men would run to hide in the rocks and caves for fear of the great majesty of the Lord (Isaiah 2:19-22; Revelation 6:15-17). Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on June 22, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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Heavenly Zion

Old and New

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For several months I have been studying and writing about the nature of the Kingdom of God, and I have concluded that it is a spiritual Kingdom, and there is absolutely no Biblical foundation for a future physical Kingdom of God, in which a physical Jesus would return from the heavens to the earth, specifically to Jerusalem, and reign either 1000 years, or forever. The predominant futurist view of eschatology is just that, i.e. to look for the future coming of a physical Jesus. Some may not call his reign physical, but whatever could you call it, if Jesus were in a physical body and reigned from physical Jerusalem, located in the Middle East? There are exceptions to this point of view, but all positions agree that ‘coming’ as man was a real, physical event, and there will be a personal, visible (i.e. physical), glorious, and objective Second Coming. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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Heavenly Zion

ZionThe first time the name, Zion, is mentioned in scripture is in 2Samuel 5:7. Technically, it was the fort or stronghold within the city of Jerusalem. It was supposed to have been impenetrable, and its original inhabitants mocked David, believing they would never be conquered. Nevertheless, David did conquer Zion and dwelt therein, and he called it the city of David (2Samuel 5:6-9; 1Chronicles 11:5-7). Later, David brought the Ark of the Lord (God’s presence) into Zion – i.e. into the stronghold or the “city of David” with great celebration (2Samuel 6:12-16). The name, Zion, was afterward applied to the whole city of Jerusalem (Isaiah 33:20), which was then called “the City of God” (Psalm 87:2-3; Isaiah 60:14). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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Last Days—Vindication of the Righteous

Sword and Plowshare - 2

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In the past twenty some studies on Matthew 16, I’ve shown that Jesus predicted he would come to the first century AD Jews and judge that nation, which he did cir. 70 AD in the person of Titus, the Roman general, whose armies conquered Jerusalem, and destroyed the Jews’ Temple. It was at that time that the Old Covenant came to an abrupt end. Even if the Jews wanted to keep their relationship with God intact, they couldn’t. They had no Temple, no altars and had no use for priests. The Old Covenant was all about sacrifice and ceremony, all of which pointed to Jesus, but in 70 AD, that came to an end, and the Jews were without a covenant with God. The New Covenant was officially established, and it was the only covenant extant that God had with mankind. Thereafter, God had ceased to deal with the nations through the Jews and was now officially dealing with them only through his Church, spiritual Israel. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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Judging First Century AD Babylon

Song of Moses - 4

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When I was a premillennialist, I didn’t consider it all that important to know when Jesus would return, because, after all, no one could know the “day or the hour” (Matthew 24:36), and I was repulsed by the never-ending line of prophet wannabes in our modern era, who were so willing (for a price) to tell others when Jesus would return. Therefore, I usually stayed away from anything that dealt with eschatology. The last days can’t be known, so I busied myself doing what I could do, today, hoping that in some way what I did was pleasing to the Lord. However, all this has changed since the summer of 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2018 in AD 70 Eschatology

 

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As a Thief in the Night

Thief in the Night

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Peter describes the coming of the Day of the Lord as “a thief in the night” (2Peter 3:10)! However, the context of the sudden coming of that day would be in the light of the fact that Peter mentioned that he was merely reminding his readers of what he had already told them in his first epistle (2Peter 3:1). In other words, the Day of the Lord, which would come as a thief, would occur in Peter’s reader’s generation (1Peter 1:9-13), and they were living in what is known as the last days (1Peter 1:5), and those days would be complete “in a little while” (1Peter 1:6), because Jesus was at that time ready to judge the living and the dead (1Peter 4:5, 17), since the end of all things was at hand (1Peter 4:7), and the Kingdom of God was about to be revealed (1Peter 5:1).[1] Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2018 in Eschatology, Prophecy

 

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A Thousand Years Is AS a Day

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I have heard 2Peter 3:8 argued by futurists that a day with the Lord is a thousand years, and a thousand years is a day. Therefore, the Day of the Lord is still at hand after two thousand years, because it has been only two days with the Lord. I know the person who said this meant well, and thought to defend the Lord’s tardiness from man’s point of view, but this is NOT what Peter said. Peter never said a thousand years is a day with the Lord. He said a thousand years is **AS** a day, and a day is **AS** a thousand years. That’s a simile, not to be taken literally. The use of the words like and as in such phrases make the phrase a figure of speech, such as “crazy like a fox” or ”sturdy as an oak”. It does not follow that people who are described this way are literal foxes or literal oaks or even having the literal strength of an oak. It is unbelievable how even educated people will try to use this phrase in 2Peter 3:8 literally. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2017 in Eschatology, Prophecy

 

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