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The New Jerusalem

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One of the seven angels who poured out the vials of God’s judgment upon Babylon (cp. Revelation 16), came to John and told him that he would show John the Lamb’s Bride (Revelation 21:9). This may be the very same angel who showed John the judgment of the Great Whore, Mystery Babylon the Great (Revelation 17:1). If so, this same angel took John and showed him holy Jerusalem (Revelation 21:10), which indicates the new Jerusalem is the Bride of Christ. One cannot help but contrast the new Jerusalem of Revelation 21 with the ‘old’ Jerusalem of Revelation 17, which was judged by the Lord and destroyed. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 31, 2020 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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The Lamb and the 144,000

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The fourteenth chapter of the Apocalypse opens with the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him are the 144,000. The scene almost immediately goes on to include the fall of Babylon, which we have discovered in earlier studies means the fall of Jerusalem. The chapter then concludes with the harvest of the world. So, this part of the Apocalypse has all the marks of the Second Coming of Jesus, the resurrection, the judgment and all that pertains to those events. Moreover, the Apocalypse seems to say that these events transpire at the fall of Jerusalem, which fell in 70 AD! Is this really true? How should we understand these things? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2019 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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The Apocalypse and the Transfiguration

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What could the Book of Revelation possibly have in common with Jesus’ Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-8; Luke 9:28-36)? This is a question I had before I heard a preacher[1] speak of it, but I have to tell you, it makes a lot of sense. What the Transfiguration does for the Apocalypse is to place it in a context that demands that the book was written prior to the Jews’ war with Rome cir. 66-70 AD. The context of the Apocalypse is the Day of the Lord, or the Coming of Jesus.[2] The context of the Transfiguration is the Day of the Lord, or the Lord’s parousia (G3952), according to Peter (2Peter 1:16-18)! Interestingly, I’ve never put Revelation 1:1 together with Matthew 17:1-8 and 2Peter 1:16-18, but you can see how they all fit together. They all speak of the Second Coming and, therefore, the Day of the Lord. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 15, 2019 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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The Second Coming and Revelation 11

Parousia -1In recent studies on the Second Coming of Christ, I have been demonstrating that the presumed gap between Matthew 16:27 and 28 simply does not exist. I have demonstrated this by going into the Old Testament showing the prophecies that Jesus applied to the foretelling of his coming into his Kingdom. I demonstrated the same by arguing that the literary content excludes a break between the two verses, and I’ve also used Jesus’ words that fulfillment of the whole Law (i.e. the whole Old Testament) had to have occurred before the Old Covenant ended. So, if the Old Covenant is no longer in force, then Jesus must have returned, because the Old Covenant predicted his coming in his Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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The Elect of God

Elect - 1The book of Malachi is an interesting book that concerns itself with the last times, and its themes are mentioned throughout the New Testament. Malachi is concerned with election, judgment, the calling of the gentiles, the change of Temple worship, a change of the priesthood and a number of other matters that the New Testament writers expand upon. It also has something to say about the ministry of John the Baptist and even the coming (parousia) of the Lord. Notice how Malachi begins his prophecy: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2017 in Eschatology, Prophecy

 

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Jesus’ Coming and Paul

Second ComingIn Matthew 24:3 the Apostles asked Jesus what would be the sign of his coming or parousia (G3952). Jesus told them that his coming could not be hid (Matthew 24:27), and it would come upon the people suddenly when they least expected it (Matthew 24:37-39). Recently I wrote that Peter, James and John believed and taught Jesus coming would be in their expected lifetimes in the 1st century AD. What did Paul believe and teach? Did he agree with those who knew Jesus the longest, or did he teach something different? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2011 in Last Days

 

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As Lightning Comes out of the East

lighteningJesus told us that his coming would be “as the lightning comes out of the east and shines even to the west…” (Matthew 24:27). If Jesus meant that his coming couldn’t be hid, why does he tell his disciples to beware of the possibility of deception (Matthew 24:24-26)? If Jesus’ coming cannot be hid, why would the disciples need a sign to alert them that he had arrived? I think that our modern understanding of Jesus’ Second Coming to this earth acts like a veil that conceals the real coming of the Lord. False doctrine, once believed is strong delusion able to hide just about anything—even the Lord’s coming. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2011 in Last Days

 

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