Stumbling Blocks I The Sacred Cows

The first group is a set of ideas or methods used to approach the study of the Word of God. I have called them The Sacred Cows of Bible Study, in one of my other articles, so I won't go into detail here. Here they are Literalism The literal interpretation of the bible. Law of Context The notion that context is all important to understanding the bible. Historical Approach The use of scholarly analysis to bring out the meaning of the bible. Systematic Theology The attempt to construct a...

Literalism brings out the authors original intent

One writer, for example, interpreted the food laws of Deuteronomy 14 7 in the following way. The clean animal symbolizes a true Christian who is able to both chew the cud ( meditate on the Word) of God, the Bible) and be cloven-footed ( walk in the world while not being corrupted by it and in the Spirit at the same time). Such interpretations are no doubt ingenious, but have nothing to do with the author's original intent, which should always be our guide when interpreting the Bible. Robert...

How Much Of This In Inevitable

First some is inevitable because God's plan requires that America will be reduced to the point where she is not able to assist Israel in any way. And to the point where she cannot hinder antichrist in forming a one world government. America must fall. Secondly some is inevitable because of the sins of Manasseh and because He will not leave us wholly unpunished. Thirdly some is inevitable because God wants to bring America to her knees in full repentance. She must be brought low enough for him...

By Bill Somers

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (Romans 12 1) The word 'service' at the end of this verse is also translated 'worship' in some versions. What this is saying is worship service or obedience. We are God's servants as we obey him. Another way of saying this is found in the Gospel of Mathew Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan for it is written, Thou...

The Earnest of the Spirit

Another way to approach this is to look at what the scriptures say about the Giving of the Spirit. In Ephesians, it tells about being sealed by the Holy Spirit using the word earnest. Eph 1 13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. Eph...

Scripture alone cannot settle an issue

As Jesus would answer his critics, He that has an ear, let him hear. So be careful not to get caught up in arguing scripture vs. scripture. That's how you will get involved in 'doubtful disputes with those weak in the faith.' No amount of scripture will ever settle an argument, prove a point, or convince anyone of anything. Scripture alone is not enough to settle an issue. Look at what happened when Paul preached in Rome. 23 And when they had appointed him a...

One Other Confirming Feature

At the beginning of Joshua 9, it speaks of all the Canaanite kings banding together to fight against Joshua. Then it digresses into the story of Gibeon making alliance with Joshua. Then in chapter 10, we see all the Canaanite kings banding together to fight against Gibeon. What happened Here we see them totally ignoring Joshua and coming against Gibeon. Then Joshua marches all night and comes on them by surprise so they are totally routed and beaten. Joshua chapter 10 says the Canaanites feared...

Cycles of Mercy and Judgment

The Lord is moving in cycles of mercy and judgment to reveal Himself in these last days. The early to mid 80's saw cycle of mercy. The late 80's and early 90's was a period of judgment. The refreshing of the mid 90's is a time of mercy. Another time of judgment is imminent. Another term for this is cycles of warfare and blessing. The present move of the New Wine refreshing Isa 28 12 is a cycle of mercy. It is the Lord showing himself as a God of mercy. It may seem to be out of balance or...

America Will Burn

My next confirmation came by way of a tape circulating around with the appealing title America Will Burn Here is the core of the message of that tape. (This material is taken from a tape titled America Will Burn which is distributed by the League of Prayer PO Box 4038, Montgomery AL 36104. It consists of a conversation between an interviewer, Duduman and an interpreter. The language of the revelations is somewhat awkward because the interpreter is doing a running translation of Duduman speaking...

First Principles

To see this you have to understand the first principles. Hebrews Chapter 5 makes reference to the first principles of the oracles of God which say, in effect, that to be skillful in understanding the Word you must know these first principles. The writer of Hebrews does not directly state these principles. He does indicate two levels of understanding. The unskillful is compared to a babe taking milk, the skillful, to one of full age who partakes of strong meat. This is to contrast the immature...

The Soviets

Other articles went into Russian experience in WWII. Theories of Civil Defense and Strategic Bombing. A comparison of Soviet and US Civil Defense Programs. An evaluation of the nuclear strategy of each country, an excellent strategic survey of the history and development of Soviet nuclear strategy since WWII. Its title was 'Why the Soviet Union thinks it could fight and win a nuclear war' by Richard Pipes of Harvard University. (See Appendix) I could easily see several conclusions from this...

This passage then is speaking of Judgment on the Church

For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God 1 Pet 4 17 And this is a redemptive judgment, a judgment with a purpose. It's so that the church might be purged and purified so it can be used to bring in the harvest. So it will bring forth fruit. The scriptures are full of examples of God's people coming under judgments and how they prayed and sought him during these judgements Let these be our examples for intercession in these trying times about to come upon us. We have...

The Mighty

There is another parallel with the sacrifice of the church in the story of David when he yearned for a drink from the well of Bethlehem. And three of the thirty chief went down, and came to David in the harvest time unto the cave of Adullam and the troop of the Philistines pitched in the valley of Rephaim. And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem. And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem,...

Who are they that sought his life

Now who is it that sought his life but the Kings of this world, or the powers of the air. The principalities and powers ruling in heavenly places. The Powers of Heaven. And it is they who must die, fall like Adam , for Jesus to return. The following scripture reference speaks of those who sought his life. 6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery,...

Witchita Kansas August 1991

The summer of 91 marked another turning point in our restoration as a Godly covenant nation. In the summer of 1991, I participated in the Operation Rescue's Summer of Mercy in Witchita Kansas. I was privileged to accompany my pastor, Rod Aguillard and a group of other pastors and lay ministers. This was the third time our local church had sent a party to participate in the rescues taking place there. During the time prior to the trip, I was deeply impressed in my spirit that this was going to...

How Are The Mighty Fallen

It seemed to me, ironic, I pointed out that just lately we saw America at the peak of her power and influence. In the Gulf War, the United States exerted her military might on the other side of the globe. We saw decisive use of overwhelming force produce an astonishing rapid victory. From that point on to today and to the foreseen future we are headed straight down. How far down is the question how great will the judgments against us be How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished...

Scripture Must Be Revealed To Us By

Mt 16 15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. Ask yourself here about the method old Simon Peter uses in this passage. Did Jesus commend him for coming up with the right answer by saying Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona, for thou hast used the...

Bill Somers

Lu 11 52 Woe unto you, lawyers for ye have taken away the key of knowledge ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered. Ho 4 6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, In Jesus' time the people known as lawyers were the experts on the Mosaic Law. This article will take a quick look at the lawyers of today. Not the experts in civil or criminal law, but the experts on the Bible. We will see what the...

The Prophets

The prophet's job is not to produce accurate predictions. It is not the job of a prophet to produce accurate predictions. Producing accurate predictions is not the job of a prophet. Can I say it another way His job is to obey the Lord, period, end of discussion. If that includes predictions, fine. But they are not judged on their accuracy, but on their obedience. That's why he calls them, 'my servants, the prophets'. They are to go where, do what, and speak exactly as he tells them. This is...

Pt Three The Outer Appearance And The Inner Remnant

Asher Intrater in his article The Destiny of Nations states that in every nation there are two groups of people in God's view. They are the general population and the believing remnant. The general populace is the mass of sinful rebellious people like an outer shell and a group of true born-again followers of Jesus the inner core . Of course God sees and deals with both. Man usually misses it. 1st Samuel 16 7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his...

The attitude of Israel and the attitude of the Church

There is a major problem with this analogy when looking at Israel and the church today. That is the history of conflict and persecution of the Jews by the church. Also the continued resistance of the Jews to the Gospel remains their historic stumbling block. The Jews are the hardest people of all to reach with the Gospel message. The bible points this out clearly in Romans 11. Today's Jews are enemies of the Gospel Romans 11 28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes but as...

The Rest

In Hebrews 4 there is another passage relating to the promise that also speaks of the gospel. Heb 4 1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. 3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my...

George Washington Prophet

Shortly after obtaining this tape, I suddenly remembered that I had read something very similar several years earlier. In a book by Gordon Lindsay, Will our President Die in Office there was a chapter that recorded George Washington's Vision. (CFNI) I had packed the book away one time when moving, but was able to find it right away. The details of the vision were remarkably similar. So in effect this is a confirmation of Brother Anonymous's prophecy, in a vision given 200 years earlier. Here...

He calls for the Overthrow of Jezebel

In Revelation Chapter 2, Jesus calls for the overthrow of a Jezebel. Notice that in the story of Jehu, he does not personally destroy Jezebel, it is the eunuchs who do so. The reason they can do so is they are on the same level as her. And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window. And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri peace, who slew his master And he lifted up his face to the window, and said,...

The Meaning Of Naboths Vineyard

This speaks of the martyrdom of the saints. In 2 Kings 9 25-26, quoted above we find Jehu's primary stated reason for returning to Jezreel. And that is to avenge the blood of Naboth. Here Jehu refers to an incident that took place during the reign of Ahab. This is given in 1 Kings 21 the entire chapter is devoted to telling this story. So what's so important about Naboth that the bible spends an entire chapter on him Naboth, whose name means fruit or fruits, owned a vineyard near Ahab's palace....

Ark of The Covenant Comments

The following comments are in reference to the Ron Wyatt article The Ark of The Covenant And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod if thou wilt take that, take it for there is no other save that here. And David said, There is none like that give it me. And he enquired of the LORD for him, and gave him victuals, and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine. 1 Samuel 22 9-10 The...

Mark of Cain

In Marvin Byers work, The Final Victory, The Year 2000. he makes a prophetic point that the end is like the beginning. And since Jesus declares in Revelation that He is the Beginning and the End, the beginning must be the same as the end. Since He Is the beginning and the end, and since He changes not, they must be the same. While this is not a universal principle, it does apply to the Word of God, which is what Jesus is. His name is called the Word of God. When it comes to understanding the...

Don Kistlers The Arithmetic of

This is a synopsis of Don Kistler' book The Arithmetic of God, published in 1976 by God's Community Church of Charity, PO Box 573, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Don Kistler has given us a revelation of the symbolic numbers of the Bible and a wonderful treatment of some numeric designs and features the Lord has shown him. I recommend this book very highly. I am going to merely give the table of contents which shows just the numbers and their symbolic meaning. This is good to keep as a handy...

The Time is Come

This is a 4 part word I received from the Lord on May 14, 1997. Part A is a short parable about a disobedient son. Part B is a look at Why Judgment must begin at the House of God. Part C is speculation about what to expect in this Judgment. Part D is a prophecy employing various scriptures concerning the Judgment and the Redemptive Work that the Judgment will bring about. It also ties these scriptures together to convey many insights that the Lord has given me in this area. On a certain day,...

The Divinity of Jesus

For example in Revelation, there is a description of God's throne in heaven. It is said to be surrounded by the four beasts. Later you see where it says that in the midst of the throne, and in the midst of the four beasts there stood a lamb. A believer can read this and in a flash of insight, reach a conclusion that Jesus is God. For him, because the Spirit can quicken his insight, this can be a proof text. A skeptic can look at this same passage and just as easily say 'I don't see where this...

The Overcomers

10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony and they loved not their lives unto the death. Revelation 12 shows how they overcome the accuser. By dying the martyrs death they give place to, or make room for, wrath. We must...

Restoration Of Israel

Here are some of the passages which speak of the restoration of Israel. Of course, it God is finished with Israel, how do you explain that they began to be fulfilled in the post war years I mean how can someone say that the rebirth of the State of Israel in 1948 is just a coincidence Or how can they claim that it has nothing to do with bible prophecy, and still expect to be taken seriously 11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to...

Reason Has A Limited Effect

Generalizing on this idea, it seems that reasoning and logic does not convince people to change their views. Ultimately their views and opinions are not entirely rational. Now reason can have a great influence in many cases, but where it meets resistance it will not carry the day. We know from the bible and from experience that there are great spiritual influences on the mind. And these are capable of controlling or conditioning the thinking of entire populations where they hold sway. No matter...

Part Two The Red Hot Sauce The Prophetic Necktie

One summer a few years back, I came across a pastor I knew and found him wearing a prophetic necktie. It seems that the McIlheny company of Avery Island Louisiana had marketed a series of new products to diversify advertise and to capitalize on the name of their Tabasco sauce. These included ash trays, coffee cups, napkins, towels, coasters and other house-wares and neckties. On this particular necktie you could see a bottle of the famous Tabasco sauce in the foreground and the night sky in the...

In other words the first coming of Jesus speaks of End Time Revival [the latter rain coming to the Church

You may want to go over the passages in Matthew and Luke and Isaiah since we did not include them, to keep this article short, a book could be written . We are presenting these points, rapid fire, as it were. We could add after each one the word selah, which means pause and consider. As you do, think of the coming of Jesus as the coming of Revival. The Christmas Story is a Prophecy 1. His first coming was foretold by the prophets. His Second Coming is also being foretold by the prophets. 2....

What exactly does the Law say

And in the process of finding this out, He led me to two key verses in the Law of Moses. Then I began to receive deep insights into the whole passage. Because when you check out what the Law says you see that THE PHARISEES LIED What they claimed Moses said is not what the Law says So to demonstrate that when Jesus wrote on the ground, HE QUOTED THE LAW And He quoted it correctly, exactly as it was given to Moses. (After all He was the one who gave the law in the first place ) The first thing he...

What did Jesus Write

First of all, it is significant that Jesus wrote WITH HIS FINGER. The finger of God. (Always keep in mind that Jesus is God.) He said in Luke 11 20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. Here he casts out the scribes and Pharisees, stand-ins for devils 'The finger of God' therefore speaks of the Law and Judgment. The finger of God wrote the Law upon the stone tablets of Moses. A tablet or table is nothing more than a flat surface. So is...

Existentialism

The famous existentialist philosopher, Jean Paul Sartre, based a lot of his arguments on a hypothetical moral dilemma. He proposed a situation in which a young man was torn between duty to his country and duty to his parents. Then he showed that Religion did not provide any answer to this dilemma. You could find strong reasons for both sides of the question and no way of convincingly answering it. Since religion has no answers, he rejected belief in God. In logic, this is called a non sequitur...

Appendix A Brother Anonymous

This is transcribed from a taped TV interview of Brother Anonymous There is a price to pay for the murder of abortion. Jericho paid that price Crisis draws us together. Every time there's a crisis, people come. It's been that way from the very beginning. God told the children of Israel When I do these things, then you'll seek me early. When I do these things, then you'll call upon my name. When I do these things to you, then you'll know that I am God. It's been that way always. It's still that...

Two Witnesses

We just mentioned that hearing the word is the second witness. Let's look at the idea of having 2 witnesses. De 17 6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death. De 19 15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established. Mt 18...

Obvious or not so obvious

It should be obvious from observation that scripture alone is insufficient to settle an issue. Yet somehow we never draw that conclusion, assuming that scripture is the final authority in these matters, as we have been taught since the time of Martin Luther. Yet we all quote scripture, myself more that most. We must realize that the best you can do in quoting scripture is use the scripture to support a line of reasoning shown you by the Lord. If the reader or listener does not receive it in...

A believer in process of becoming holy often will be a mixture of holy and unholy practices

This mixture is not uncommon in the leadership of churches and ministries of the church age systems. The false does exist and can be discerned by their fruits (Mat 7 16-18). However, what many have called false teachers, false prophets, false apostles, and false signs are not really false but mixtures. The false relates to the unholy (the harlot). The mixture relates to immature are partly holy (the adulteress). The true relates to mature holiness (the pure Bride). Here is another good quote...

Introduction

In Romans, Paul spends a lot of time talking about his return. Right in chapter 1 he speaks of wanting to come, and then goes into reasons he has not yet done so. In chapter 15 he returns to the topic, speaking of his journey into Spain, but first he has to go to Jerusalem. He mentions that the people of Macedonia and Achaia have made a contribution to the poor saints at Jerusalem that this is his reason for going there first. It is commonly taught that Paul was speaking of finances here, that...

Why Judgment

All prophecies of judgment must be regarded as conditional. We know that the Lord delights in mercy. We stand in intercessory prayer to give Him reason to grant mercy and reason to avoid bringing judgment. Yet we also know that he loves judgment. His throne is established on mercy and judgment. His is continually showing mercy but he is also continually bringing judgment. The bible is full of examples of judgment coming after many words of warning. But how many examples are there of judgment...

Why did Jesus write out the Word instead of speaking it

Again there is a combination of mercy and judgment. By not exposing the full extent of their sin out loud and in public, he was in effect letting them off the hook. The pharisees knew He could have made it far worse on them if He did. And it would perhaps have angered them to the point where they would try to kill him before his time. But He also did it to illustrate two amazing points from the scriptures It was not for the benefit of those on the scene at that time. It was for our benefit as...

And having spoiled principalities and powers he made a shew of them openly triumphing over them in it

Psalm 68 1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered let them also that hate him flee before him. 2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God. 3 But let the righteous be glad let them rejoice before God yea, let them exceedingly rejoice. 34 Ascribe ye strength unto God his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds. 35 O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places the God of Israel is he that...

Punishment Or A Final

To my mind these prophetic 'words' clearly support each other. The Lord quickened a scripture from Jeremiah and gave me to understand that it expressed his heart and intention toward America as he brings this judgment on us. Jeremiah 30 10. Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD neither be dismayed, O Israel for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him...

ReThinking The Millennium

To correctly understand the prophetic scriptures, we have to drop our assumption that the Millennium begins after the Second Coming of Christ. So what exactly is the Millennium In the book of Revelation we find mention of the thousand-year reign of Jesus with his saints at the very end. And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a...

Why must these powers of heaven be removed And what does this result in

Because these powers make up the veil of spiritual blindness, and removing them removes the veil. Once this phase of the judgment is complete, the veil will be gone from over the nation of Israel. She will still be facing all her enemies coming to the battle of Armageddon. But then she will see clearly her need for Jeshua her Messiah and call upon him for deliverance in the day of trouble. Jesus will already be on the way, having heard the prayer before it was made. A third condition for Jesus...

He Comes To Avenge The Blood Of His Servants

At any rate the death of the church is what's required to trigger God's vengeance. This vengeance comes first on the powers of heaven. These are the men who sought his death, and when they are out of the way, this removes the veil of spiritual blindness from Israel. As Israel repents, the final condition for Jesus' return is met and He comes to fight their battle for them at Armageddon. We have read many testimonies where people who get a very powerful visitation from God, confess their...

What Happens When the Church Replaces Israel

1) The Church becomes arrogant and self-centered. 2) It boasts against the Jews and Israel. 3) It devalues the role of Israel or has no role for Israel at all. 4) These attitudes result in anti-Semitism in word and deed. 5) Without a place for Israel and the Jewish people today, you cannot explain the Bible prophecies, especially the very specific ones being fulfilled in Israel today. 6) Many New Testament passages do not make sense when the Jewish people are replaced by the Church. 7) You can...

Benhadad King Of Syria

While preparing to revise this article, my morning devotion took me to 1 Kings 20 one day. 1. And Benhadad the king of Syria gathered all his host together and there were thirty and two kings with him, and horses, and chariots and he went up and besieged Samaria, and warred against it. I worked my way into the chapter finding mostly familiar material. I had not planned on reading in that part of the bible anyway so I was ready to skip over to proverbs, when I came to verse 13. 13 And, behold,...

Here are the main points of the story

Israel crossing the Jordan is an allegory of the last days. The Jordan typifies death to self crossing it is entering into God's Sabbath rest. The Promised Land is the Kingdom of God. The alliance with Gibeon illustrates the proper attitude and stance of the Church toward Israel. Joshua and the Israelites at the time of making this alliance are a type of the end time church. The great battle in the first part of Chapter 10 is a figure of the Battle of Armageddon, the second coming of The...

Offence at the Supernatural

Once again, this is a special case of quenching the Spirit. In Luke 7, we read Lu 7 23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. By inverting the reading of the passage, who is offended misses the blessing, which can often be further wisdom and maturity Now this can include many types of supernatural happenings. Speaking in tongues and prophecy, expressive worship including gestures, exuberant behavior, wild dancing, people losing control of their bodies, people falling out...

For the letter killeth but the spirit giveth life

But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance which glory was to be done away (2 Corinthians 3 6-7) Depending strictly on the letter of the law then becomes a covenant with death. The Spirit gives the Word and it's the Spirit that must give it life. The Law of Context says the meaning must be gathered from the context but the scripture says Spiritual...

The Bible Is Meant To Be Taken Literally

Is there any scripture offered to support this No. Now what does the Bible say In Hosea 12, God outlines his methods of speaking to man. I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets. Hosea 12 10 Let me point out here that the ministry of the prophets includes those who like Moses, Isaiah, Luke, John, etc. were the actual writers of the bible. So their writings are not just historical records i.e. literal, but God's way...

Paul Erdman

This is taken from the novel Panic of '89 by Paul Erdman. It is included to show the extent of anti-American sentiment around the world. And to prove that the prophesied turn of events, all the world turning against the U.S., is not inconceivable. The United States, by the end of 1988, had become the world's most hated country And not just in Latin America where the United States had for generations been regarded as the world's last imperialist power. No the same hatred was also endemic in...

Side note

I realize that other writers may not view the man child or the 144 thousand symbolically as I have done here. There are other possible correct interpretations that you can come up with since we are dealing with patterns and figurative language. Secondly this part of the typology is not essential to the main line of argument here. All you need to see is that Ruth giving birth to a son compares to the woman birthing a man child. And that this in turn relates to the kingdom of God in the end...

What Shall We Say To All Of These Things

One approach is to totally ignore it. It's just alarmist ravings. Another is to accept it understanding that Christians will be raptured and are not going to suffer any wrath. This approach boils down to ignoring it also. Saying it's coming, we can't do anything about it but we don't have to worry either. (The great flaw in Dispensational theology is it's allowing you to ignore the Word of God.) Another approach is to intercede for mercy and revival, hoping to delay inevitable judgment. Another...

The Pickle Recipe

As we are looking at the baptism of the Holy Spirit, a good way to explain this comes from a word study on baptism. Some time back I copied the following definitions from the On Line Bible program. This definition of baptism came with a very interesting word study that illustrates what God is about to do in the Church. There are two words closely related to baptism Bapto and Baptizo. 1) to dip repeatedly, to immerse, to submerge (of vessels sunk) 2) to cleanse by dipping or submerging, to wash,...

He slaughters all of the worshippers of Baal

Jehu called for a great sacrifice to Baal and required all the worshippers of Baal to wear special clothing that easily identified them. Then he commanded his troops to slay them all. The special clothing speaks of the Mark of the Beast. And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup...

The Unthinkable

The following is a synopsis of a word the Lord has shown me progressively throughout 1992 and into 93. This is a word that has been sweet to the taste because it provides answers I have long sought. Yet this word has been bitter in my belly, in a very real physical sense because it consists of an UNTHINKABLE ALTERNATIVE to traditional teachings. From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests...

Reincarnation

The Experience People who have dreams of past lives or who are able to remember details of past lives under hypnotism. These details often contain information that the person could not have know by natural means. The Hook The Lie is that people have past lives, and that their souls are reborn into other people after they die. The Consequence Disbelief in heaven or hell and complete loss of the fear of God. The Truth The information and the dreams come from evil spirits who deliberately intend...

Summary

The story of Ruth and Naomi forms an allegory of the church and Israel. Ruth is a type of the Church, the gentiles who are grafted into the Promises given to Israel. She is a friend and supporter of her mother-in-law Naomi. Naomi is the widow of Elimelech, a type of Jesus. Her sons have died and so there is no heir of Elimelech. Naomi cannot inherit from Elimelech nor raise up an heir. Israel cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance. This is...

Blindness and Restoration

There is a passage in Micah 5 that provides a major clue to what is going on here. Verse 2 is usually the only one quoted because it speaks of the birth of Jesus, prophesying that it will take place in Bethlehem. Verse 3 is a little harder to figure. It concerns the blindness and restoration of Israel to take place at the second coming. And verse 4 alludes to the Glory of the Second Coming. Micah 5 2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of...

Skepticism

The hard core skeptic will refuse to accept that there is any spiritual side to life at all. He will always find or make up some natural explanation for anything that happens. To those whose world view allows for a spiritual dimension, and accept the existence of spirits, many events are obviously supernatural in cause. To the skeptic, it's just coincidence. But coincidence is often exactly what God uses to emphasize things to those who have an ear to hear. On Sep. 11, 2002 the numbers 9 1 1...

Appendix E Richard Pipes

Why the Soviet Union Thinks it Could Fight and Win a Nuclear War by Richard Pipes Baird Professor of History, Harvard University Reprinted from Commentary, 1977 A Summary of the Argument American and Soviet nuclear doctrines are diametrically opposed. They are products of totally different historical experiences and political and socioeconomic systems. The apparent contradictions in Soviet nuclear doctrine and the dangers of U. S. unilateral adherence to a strategy of mutual deterrence are best...

What was Jesus doing as he wrote

He was fighting his battle and he was revealing himself. Since God's throne is established on Mercy and Judgment, Jesus was demonstrating His Lordship How so Jesus wrote in the dust before all the people to pronounce judgment and to show mercy at the same time. In doing one He was able to do the other, for as the accusers were judged, the woman received forgiveness (Psalm 9 16 says The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Since the...

Mighty In Battle

The episode of the Woman Taken in Adultery in one of the most dramatic of all Jesus' encounters with the Pharisees. Yet it is also one of the most mysterious as well. Here is the text. 1. Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. 2. And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him and he sat down, and taught them. 3. And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery and when they had set her in the midst, 4. They say unto him, Master,...

Afterword

The following paragraph is taken from an article in The Morning Star Prophetic Journal Vol 1 Nr 1. p. 45 1991 and Beyond by Rick Joyner The U.S. and her allies will win the impending Middle-East conflict but no one has yet comprehended the magnitude of the cost in both lives and future world influence. The eagle (U.S.) will have her right wing broken (conservative politics) and begin a downward spiral I read this prophecy when it came out in early 1991. It came home to roost in the late fall of...

Understanding Scripture

Approach the scripture with two things in mind. First, that every word is divinely inspired and has a purpose. Second, that the bible is primarily non literal. I recall a time when I was explaining how the Lord had shown me the handwriting on the floor in John 8. I made a claim that the woman taken in adultery is a type of the church. Well how do you know that she is a type of the church, how can you find these types all over the place someone asked. I didn't have a ready answer at the moment,...

The Accuser At Work

Several years back we posted a word predicting a disaster to come on a set date. It never happened. Shortly after, I learned that the author of this word was being labeled a false prophet in the internet. This puzzled and disturbed me greatly. I sought the Lord, asking him why are these men picking on this writer for missing a date. His answer came immediately. John 8 5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned but what sayest thou And from this answer, I knew that the...

Lazarus

A while back, one of my email friends in the prophetic realm, Bill Hawkins, sent me the following note While listening recently to a message about Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead the Lord impressed upon me the following 1. He was away , across Jordan when the message came that Lazarus was sick. 2. He deliberately stayed away two more days--for a total of four. 3. He then returned to Bethany to Raise the dead (Lazarus) who had been in the grave long enough to see decay. When I got home I...

Three things must happen

The Gospel must be preached to all the world Matt. 14.24 The Powers of Heaven must be removed and Israel must call upon their Lord to come and save them. If Jepthah's daughter represents the End Time Church, her role is in part one. But her sacrifice is needed for part two. Let's look at them in reverse order. One point is that Israel must repent before Jesus can return. He said 'you will not see me again till you say blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. We hear it spoken in several...

Pt Four Typology of Israel and the Church

Types are pictures, figures, images, or patterns. The trendy buzzword for type is paradigm. The idea is derived from the word for footprint. A footprint gives the outline of the foot that made it it's just that the outline is not always a perfect outline. So type in a typewriter or in printing leaves a footprint on the page in the shape of the piece of type that made it. There is a built in vagueness that limits what you can do with types. The idea of a type comes into play when there are two...

A prophecy by Bill Somers

Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows. And he said to the king of Israel, Put thine hand upon the bow. And he put his hand upon it and Elisha put his hands upon the king's hands. And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it....

The test of the true shepherd is how he reacts when the wolf comes

During a recent worship service, one of our songs was This Joy That I Have. The lyric includes the lines, The world didn't give it to me and the world can't take it away. As we worshipped with this song, the Lord gave me a word for Pastors. First I imagined that Jesus was singing the song. This is fitting since He endured the Cross because of the Joy He saw ahead. Then the lyric changed to This Church that I have, the world didn't give it to me, and the world can't take it away. This brought to...

The End Times

Joel chapter 2 is full of end time prophecy. This is another clue, which is that the rains have to do with the end times. Also note that in Joel it says God will send the former rain and the latter rain in the first month, that is both at the same time. Here's another clue that we're talking about a supernatural rain. Zechariah 10 1 Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field....

Events In The Gospels

On the 10th Jesus entered Jerusalem and went to the Temple to be examined by the priests. Berthelson explains that he probably followed right behind the procession of the Temple Lamb. Therefore there were crowds of people already on the scene. Once they knew he was coming they rejoiced and blessed him. In effect they were choosing his to be their spiritual Passover. On the 14th Jesus kept the Passover. How could Jesus eat the Passover with his disciples Mt. 26 on the day before Passover He kept...

The Blessing Of Abraham

Galatians 3 speaks of the blessing of Abraham as The Promise Of The Spirit in verse 14, a very interesting connection. In verse 17, the Lord refers to the law as the covenant that came 430 years later, saying it could not cancel out the promise. 14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. 15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man...

Mixed with Faith

Another way of expressing this is to look at the idea of the word mixed with faith. Heb 4 2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. This is saying the word needs to be mixed or received by faith. For those without faith, the word is of little or no benefit. What is the word that is not mixed with faith It's the plain word with no Spirit in it. It is natural, not supernatural or flesh...

Covenant People

So our covenant doesn't just go back to 1776, neither does our history. The covenant is that made by God with the original colonists who came to this land seeking freedom to worship Him. And, perhaps for their sakes, he would have us to be in right standing with Him when he returns. That he may be able to spare us the final wrath and desolation prepared for the world. Praise God What is inevitable is, I believe, a. economic and social chaos, b. bombing of our cities and c. invasion of the land....

Jubilee 2 Prophetic Aspects

Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth are not his days also like the days of an hireling Job 7.1 We have written an earlier article called The Coming Jubilee, which outlined some interesting prophetic features of the biblical idea, the year of jubilee'. The Jubilee is a celebration to take place on the 50th year after Israel came into the Land. The Jubilee Year for the Nation of Israel is 1997. The state of Israel came into being in 1948, 1998 will be the 50th anniversary but 1997 is...

King Josiah And Revival

Then He showed me that it was to be a Josiah revival I regularly listen to the bible on tape sometimes the Lord will illuminate some passage and give its application. He gave me this scripture speaking of King Josiah. And quickened it as applying to America 25. And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses neither after him arose there any like him. 26 Notwithstanding...

Removing the Veil

That blindness on the part of Israel is symbolized by a veil. Here we find it mentioned in second Corinthians. 2 Co 3 13 And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished 14 But their minds were blinded for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament which vail is done away in Christ. 15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart....

Wilkerson Blew A Trumpet

First let's consider that of David Wilkerson. David Wilkerson wrote 'Set the Trumpet to Thy Mouth' in 1985. the first paragraph of chapter one reads thus. America is going to be destroyed by fire Sudden destruction is coming and few will escape. Unexpectedly, and in one hour, a hydrogen holocaust will engulf America -- and this nation will be no more. It is because America has sinned against the greatest light. Other nations are just as sinful, but none are as flooded with gospel light as ours....

The New Covenant In The Old Testament The Hebrew Part Of The Bible

The first place you find it called a new covenant is Jeremiah 31. 31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah 32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD 33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel...

The Florida Outpouring

Now we have the Florida Outpouring and an escalation of this conflict. Last week I sent an email message to a select group stating how I felt about all this. The text is below. Dear Friends We have seen a fresh batch of criticism rising up against the Florida Outpouring. It only comes from a few sources, yet many others are repeating and circulating these messages. It's clear to me that we are seeing an increase in the ongoing strife in the church. The long prophesied 'civil war' is heating up...

Quenching the Spirit

This instruction is from 1 Thessalonians 5, where we are given a list of short commandments. It could also be called grieving the Spirit as mentioned in Eph 4. Eph 4 29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away...

Meaning of The Scroll

Moses had a commission to tell the Israelites that God had sent him. 'Tell them I am that I am'. That I AM had sent him. He also had authority to pronounce judgments. Jesus had the same commission to reveal the Nature of God to the people of God. And he had the authority to pronounce judgments. In the End Times it will be God's people in this role. In Revelation 5, The Lamb who is worthy takes the scroll. Juster states that the scroll represents the decrees of God concerning the acts of...

And the man that committeth adultery with another mans wife even he that committeth adultery with his neighbors wife

Not only did this ignorant carpenter confound them by quoting the law exactly, He wrote it out perfectly, upside down and backwards so that all who were facing Him could plainly read it 7. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. The power of this rebuke has stood as an indictment of man's hypocrisy down through the ages. Regardless of what Jesus wrote, you can see that it broke them,...

The Revelation of Jesus Christ by Bill Somers

The Riddle Out of the eater came forth meat out of the strong came forth sweetness. The answer What is sweeter than honey and what is stronger than a lion Second Riddle What has this got to do with End Time Prophetic Vision Second answer A Lot 1 fl And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines. 2 And he came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines now therefore get her...

Ruchha 2000 Seed

The relationship of the Church and the Jews throughout history is treated in Michael Browns book 'Our Hands are stained with Blood ' This book touched me very deeply. Some time after reading it I was led by the Lord to put one of its recommendations into practice. That is one that deals with what Dr. Brown calls Intercessory Repentance. It entails repenting for the sins of an entire group of people, and perhaps to a group of people who were sinned against. The repentance is a form of...

Gods Hot Sauce

In South Louisiana a standard table item is the bottle of hot sauce. Several years back while applying this to some of my wife's home cooking, the Lord showed me a parallel between it and the church. This seemed good to share at this time, as I believe we are about to see it come to pass. Hot sauce has three ingredients. Water, cayenne pepper and vinegar. And in these we can see a picture of the Church Water represents the people of the Church. The pepper is the fire of God, or the anointing,...

The Other Guilty Party

Some have said that the reason all the Pharisees left the temple was that they themselves were among those guilty of committing adultery with the harlot. The text viewed from the natural does not support this, but viewed as types it does. If this scene represents Satan accusing the church of spiritual adultery, isn't he the other guilty party We have seen that the Law requires that there be two guilty parties and that both be put to death. So cannot the Lord reply 'well tell me Satan, just who...

Revival Louisiana Needed A series of messages via electronic mail Edited and compiled by Bill Somers

The Prophetic List sent out the following message on December 18 of 96 From Korpi < korpi_tlcm earthlink.net> I was instructed to ask a certain pastor for his prayer needs. At first he was hesitant, but when I shared that God had instructed me to ask, he became more open. The pastor shared two needs. One was victoriously met by the very next morning. The other need was for revival in Louisiana, USA. Since God had appointed me to pray, I asked him to show me the situation, in the spiritual...

Appendix B George Washingtons Vision

This is Chapter 6 of Will our president Die in office by Gordon Lindsey. Christ for the Nations, Inc. PO Box 24910, Dallas TX 75224. THE FAMOUS VISION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON In connection with the message of this book, we felt it would be appropriate to include the famous vision of George Washington. One of the incidents of his life that has come down to us concerns one Isaac Potts, secretly a Tory, who provided George Washington a headquarters during the time he was at Valley Forge. There was...

Bill Somers Prophetic Vision

Sometime in the early 90's an email correspondent got me involved in a discussion of Calvinism, hyper Calvinism etc. One of the issues as I recall was the effect of Jesus work of atonement on the cross. Or in other words, did Jesus die for all mankind or not And is Jesus work of atonement, that paid the price for our sin, sufficient for our salvation Or is there something man must do to be saved If Jesus died for all, and if his death is sufficient for salvation, then all would be saved, the...

The Setting

Ruth is a gentile, a widow of a Jew and Naomi is her Jewish mother-in-law. She is from Moab where Naomi and her family have stayed for some years. In the passage of time, Naomi's husband and two sons all die and she is left with two daughters-in-law. Naomi decides to return to her home in Bethlehem but urges her daughters-in-law to stay behind in Moab. Here is Ruth's famous confession whereby she identifies with Naomi, her homeland, Israel and her God, Jehovah. Note that in verse 17 that she...

The Second Coming

Now lets take a look at the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. We're going to string some pearls here, or connect the dots if you will. In 2 Thessalonians we find mention that he comes to take vengeance. 2 Thessalonians 1 6-8 6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you 7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not...