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...

Appendix G Hudson Taylor

On one of his furloughs in the 1850's to England, Hudson Taylor was preaching when he suddenly stopped and just stood for a period of time with his eyes closed. When he started to speak again he explained that he had seen a vision. In this vision he saw a great war that would encompass the whole world. He saw this war recess and then start again, actually being two wars. After this much unrest and revolts would affect many nations. There would be spiritual awakenings in some places. In Russia...

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...

Bill Somers

The Ultimate Repair Kit was the title on a package I ran across recently in a local Wal-Mart. In the paint and hardware department they had quite a few of them on display. It consisted of one roll of duct tape and one can of WD-40 spray, packaged together in a box, wrapped in plastic I found this especially amusing because for many of my years as a repairman, I have made a similar joke. My claim was, only half jokingly, that 80 of all repairs, except for parts replacement, could be made with...

Jesus in the Kitchen or What is God cooking up anyway Part One The Pickle Recipe

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, to make clean with water, to wash one's self, bathe bapto bap'-to 2) to dip into dye, to dye, colour Not to be...

Let us build us a city

We see the Babelites Babylonians desiring to build their own city. Babel used man made brick, that is man's efforts instead of the living stones from which the temple of God is built. They are like the Galatians who desired to be under the law. Gal 3 23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Gal 3 24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. Gal 3 25 But after that...

Another Example

We mentioned that someone can always find an alternate explanation for a bible passage. People have used the bible to prove just about anything. And it's not just the bible people can come up with reasons for just about anything. Man's capacity for self justification and self delusion seems unlimited. Now the bible gives a very interesting example of exactly this process. In Psalms 26 you can find two sequential verses that tell you to do the exact opposites. And each one has a good reason...

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...

Revival In Nineveh

Now what exactly is a Nineveh Prophecy It refers to the preaching of Jonah to Nineveh in the book of Jonah. Jonah 3 4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. 5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. 10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way and God repented of the evil, that he had said...

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...

Father Bride and Groom

What to do when you get a clue Next we do a little research on the meaning of names. Here's what we come up with. Othniel Oth'ni-el means lion of God and Achsah Ach'sah means ankle-chain, anklet. Smith's Bible Dictionary From this we should be able to figure out that Othniel is a type of Jesus, and Achsah is the Bride of Christ. Then this makes Caleb a type of Abba, the Father God. When Caleb gives his daughter Achsah to Othniel as a bride, he naturally acquires a son in law. This brings to...

The Rains

11 But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven 12 A land which the LORD thy God careth for the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year. 13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, 14 That I will give you...

In The Last Days

We said the giving of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2 is a partial fulfillment. Peter in his sermon that day makes mention of the prophecy of Joel. He is telling the people that what they are experiencing that day is a fulfillment of Joel's prophecy. Ac 2 14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words 15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but...

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...

The Promise to The Fathers

In Galatians the Lord speaks about the promises to the patriarchs and then relates them to the new covenant. First look back at the promise in Genesis. In Genesis 12 the Lord makes a multi part promise to Abraham. Genesis 12 1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great and thou shalt be a blessing 3 And...

Salvation By Faith

Abraham was justified or made righteous by faith. He believed God. His faith was in the promises of God. Even though he had no knowledge of Jesus Christ, somehow the 'faith of Jesus Christ' is part of the promises of God. Hebrews 11, the faith chapter, mentions Abraham and the long list of faithful ones. It tells us they had faith in the promises but never received them during their life times. Hebrews 11 13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar...

From Jacob to Israel

It's translated supplanter or restrainer. Jacob was a conniver up till that point, when his name changed, his personality did also. The name Israel is translated soldier of God or Prince of God or 'he will rule as God'. The change in the nature from Jacob to Israel foretells a change in the nature of the church. Once that change comes, the church can begin to exercise the power and authority that has been given her. You can find a similar idea in Ephesians 2....

Preface

This is a fairly long article with a long appendix at the end. This article was first written in 1991 and revised in '92. It was never released for several reasons, the main being that a particular individual refused to be quoted. And the material I quoted from him made up one of the most important parts of the article. This past week, July, 1998, the Lord has greatly impressed me to release the article and to deal with its subject matter. I have planned to greatly revise and correct it, but...

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...

Song also available in midi format and Rhapsody Format

The Latter Rain Midi The Latter Rain Rhapsody SOFT AND GENTLE AT THE ONSET NOW AND THEN, JUST A DROPLET WE WEREN'T SURE WHAT WAS HAPPENING YET WE WERE BARELY GETTING WET. AS IT GREW THE ANOINTING INCREASED BRINGING HEALING, REFRESHING AND PEACE AS WE PRESSED INTO THE SOURCE IT GREW IN BREADTH AND FORCE THE LATTER RAIN FASTER AND FASTER - HARDER AND HARDER GREATER AND GREATER IT BECAME FIRST JUST A TRICKLE - AND THEN A STREAMLET NOW IT'S A RIVER OVERFLOWING ITS BANKS THE LATTER RAIN FIRST I...

Her Destiny Revealed

Jepthah tells her about his vow and she willingly accepts her fate out of great love for Jepthah and total agreement with his purposes. This is part of the Revelation of Jesus Christ She is seen asking for a short time go out on the mountain before she must die. This is like Caleb's daughter who says you have given me land, now give me springs of water to water it. Which speaks of the Church who has been given the great commission but needs the great outpouring of the Spirit, living waters, to...

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...

Jepthah as a type of Jesus

Jepthah was the son of Gilead, but by a harlot. This means he was of the royal line, but illegitimate. Jesus is the Son of God, but his mother was unmarried when he was conceived. This was well know among the people of his day. In John chapter 8, the Pharisees attacking him make reference to it. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication we have one Father, even God. John 8 41 Jepthah was rejected by his brothers and left to live in a distant country. Jesus was rejected by his...

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,...

Indications that Gibeon stands for Israel

9 And they said unto him, From a very far country thy servants are come because of the name of the LORD thy God for we have heard the fame of him, and all that he did in Egypt, This speaks of the fact that Israel has a relationship with the Lord, and remembers how he brought them out of Egypt. 12 This our bread we took hot for our provision out of our houses on the day we came forth to go unto you but now, behold, it is dry, and it is mouldy Here the Bread speaks of the oracles of God entrusted...

Christian Anti Semitism through the centuries

The antagonism towards the Jews quickly became a theme among the early church fathers. Among the first were Justin Martyr (c. AD 160) Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyon (c. AD 177) Tertullian (AD 160-230) Hilary of Poitiers (AD 291 -371) Eusebius In the early 4th century St. Jerome (AD 347-407) Gregory of Nyssa, Bishop of Cappadocia (died AD 394), John Chrysostom, the Bishop of Antioch, at the end of the 4th century and the great St. Augustine who tackled this issue in his Sermon Against the Jews. Anti...

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...

The death of the church by persecution of the beast is what triggers the final wrath of

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath for it is written, Vengeance is mine I will repay, saith the Lord. Romans 12 19 That's not just a warning, it's a promise. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him if he thirst, give him drink for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12 20-21 The Church that is willing to be martyred is the church that overcomes evil. We read in Joel where God...

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...

Unwillingness To Obey

The previous topic, Idolatry in the Heart, is a special case of this one, unwillingness to obey. In any area where you are willing to obey what the Lord reveals to you, He will provide greater revelation. In any area you are not willing to obey, there will be a stumbling block, keeping you from gaining further wisdom and maturity. Let's look at this section from John chapter 7. John 7 14 Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. 15 And the Jews marvelled,...

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...

The Bible Is Written In Plain Simple Language That Is Easy To Understand

Here is another point literalists make. Here are a couple quotes that develop this idea. Clearly God did not give us His written word that it should be a source of confusion as to what He wanted to communicate to us. God gave us His word in written form whereby it would be available to all so that everyone could know His truth. Further He wrote it in such a way as to be clear and not be complicated and misleading. Cooper P Abrams III Is there any scripture offered to support this No. If God is...

Scorn of Others

The scornful attitude is a byproduct of pride and a spirit of religion. Here is a selection of verses that speak to the issue. Ps 1 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. Pr 1 22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge Pr 3 34 Surely he scorneth the scorners but he giveth grace unto the lowly. Pr 14 6 A scorner...

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...

Despising Prophecy

Despising Prophecy is a special case of quenching the Spirit, we are told, again from 1 Thessalonians 5 1Th 5 20 Despise not prophesyings. And in Matthew we read Mt 10 41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. This also is a stumbling block in that it involves rejection of the ministry of the Spirit. The prophet's reward is the benefit of...

Economy Religion And Government

On Friday, Jan 24 1992, I had a discussion with a couple of the men in my home group. We got into the fall of Communism and the coming fall of Islam. I shared how I was shown that these things had to come in order to prepare for the end time rule of Prophecy shows us that in the end time, very soon, there will be a one world economy a one world religion and a one world government. We agreed that for there to be a one world economy, Communism had to fall. I then stipulated that for there to be a...

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...

If you are under the law you are in a covenant with death

But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. (Galatians 5 18) Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth for he shall not speak of himself but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak and he will show you things to come. (John 16 13) Without the spirit of truth to give you understanding of the word, then your own interpretations will be full of errors. The lies, errors and falsehoods are no less than doctrines of demons. That's why they are...

Appendix H Bill Hamon

One of the best known principles for determining the Will of God is the scriptural requirement that everything must be confirmed in the mouth of two or three witnesses before accepting it as fact. This principle about receiving confirmation was established in the law of Moses (Dt. 17 6 19 15) and reestablished under grace in the Church by the Apostle Paul (2 Cor. 13 1). The rule can be applied to a word of counsel, a word of prophecy, or a rhema word. Just as the general Will of God cannot be...

Appendix J A prophetic game

In 1976 Simulations Publications Inc., now defunct, of New York published a Wargame titled 'Invasion America.' This game, designed by James F. Dunnigan with J. A. Nelson is a hypothetical study of a some time future invasion of North America by European, South American and Asian Allies. Interestingly the proposed historical justification for the game reads as follows. 2000 U. S. soil becomes the most valuable commodity in the world. Food shortages and greed are the main factors involved in the...

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...

Psychic Phenomena

The Bait Psychic readers who can tell you things about yourself that they could not possibly know through natural means. The Hook The belief that these people have inherent talents that give them this special power. The Result People seek to acquire or develop these so called talents for themselves, instead of looking to God for guidance. The Truth The psychics get their information from evil spirits who have the ability to know all about you and tell it to them. The psychics themselves have no...

Evolution

The Bait Scientific Evidence from fossils and geology. The Hook The idea that the earth is very old and that life forms came about by gradually change from simpler to more complex and advance species. The Consequence Denial of the Biblical account of God's creation. And hence a denial of God's authority over us and over this world. The Truth God Created the Heavens and the Earth. He created man and set the laws that he must live by. Near death experiences The Bait A person dies during surgery...

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...

Rebuttals

Lets start with the first, that Romans 11 26 is being misinterpreted. Romans 11 26 And so all Israel shall be saved Some critics of this notion mass salvation of the Jews state that in Romans 11 26 where it says 'And so all Israel shall be saved' has two problems. First to think that 'so' can be understood as then when it should be translated as in like manner, or thusly. This approach says it means 'in this manner all Israel shall be saved'. The manner in they are talking about is the process...

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...

Granting Repentance

Romans 11.15 where it talks about Israel's acceptance meaning 'life from the dead' speaks of all Israel as all those who are still in unbelief. But they don't just repent all on their own because it suddenly sounds like a cool thing to do. And they don't just all of a sudden repent all on their own to call on God because they are surrounded by enemy armies with no chance of survival. At Masada, they chose another option. No that's not what happens. They repent because God grants repentance....

Appendix F Lance Lambert

This is from Christ for the Nations Vol 43 nr 2, May 1990. The Article is 'As I see it.' by Lance Lambert (This is cited as another confirmation of the Dimitri Duduman prophecy.) There was a prophecy given in 1911 that shortly an evil would take Russia, and wherever this evil would go, rivers of blood would flow. It was not the Russian soul it was not an ideology or a philosophy, but a spirit from hell. In the last days, the prophecy went on to say, Germany would be divided Italy would be...

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...

Stupid Idea

Another point is that the very idea of a tower reaching into heaven is impossible. It should have been obviously impossible. It should have been viewed as obviously a stupid idea. But it wasn't. This indicates that at this time it may have been possible to fool all of the people all of the time. The same way it is still done today. You start with something everyone agrees with and pull them in. It works like this Everybody goes along, saying Yea, great idea OK everybody, lets kiln dry the...

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...

The Trip

In Romans 1 we find the first mention of Paul's desire to make a journey and return to them. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you For I long to see you, that I may...

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...

Jepthahs return as a type of the Second Coming

It came to pass in the passage of time that the children of Ammon made war against Israel. Judges 11 4 And Jepthah's people called for him to come and be their captain. And Jepthah required that they make him their head. At the end of the age, Jesus brethren, the people of Israel will be attacked by all the nations of the world, leading to the battle of Armageddon. Then they will seek help from their God. They will repent and acknowledge him as their Lord and Messiah. They will make Him their...

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...