Q) Why didn't God send Jesus to other places? A) The purpose of Jesus ministry was to gather true worshippers of Jehovah from Israel. In Matthew 15:24 (NIV) Jesus said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” Jesus’ purpose was not [...]
When will the War of Ezekiel 38 happen? Many say it might start this year or next year. If so, will it start before or after the Church Bride Class is completed?
There are a variety of thoughts about the Ezekiel 38 prophecy. The following represents one viewpoint. Three preconditions must be met prior to the war: First, Israel must be regathered as a nation (verses 8,12). In the last 140 years, large populations of Jewish [...]
The life of Saul is narrated in 1 Samuel chapters 9-15. Saul was a member of the tribe of Benjamin, one of the smallest tribes and one which settled the hill country east of Jerusalem. Saul was a very tall man and especially handsome. [...]
We could generally describe the role of God's priests as follows: 1. These were ordained by God to offer sacrifices- "For every high priest taken from among men (all the Jewish priests were taken from the Kohan family of the tribe of Levi) is [...]
Whose descendants are the Philistines? Why are they in constant conflict with Israelites 'till this date?
The Philistines were a people of Aegean origin who settled on the southern coast of Palestine about the same time as did the Israelites. According to biblical tradition (Deuteronomy 2:23; Jeremiah 47:4), the Philistines came from Caphtor (possibly Crete, although there is no archaeological [...]
The Bible does not give us a specific date. However, it does trace its beginnings. Ezekiel 16:3 (NASB), “Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem, ‘Your origin and your birth are from the land of the Canaanite, your father was an Amorite and your [...]
Historically, is there a ten year gap between the 69th. and 70th. prophetic weeks of Daniel 9:24-27? Is a gap the reason why some believe 7 years of tribulation are separated from the earlier 69 years?
Daniel 9:24-27 takes us from rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls through the coming of the Messiah. When did the rebuilding of Jerusalem begin? Nehemiah 2:1 records that the Persian King, Artaxerxes, gave Nehemiah permission to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem in the “year 20” of [...]
The people, who became known as the Samaritans, came from the Assyrian empire. When the ten tribes of Israel were taken captive by Assyria, the Assyrians sent foreign people to populate the land. 2 Kings 17:23-34,”So the people of Israel were taken from their [...]
In Exodus chapter 3, God very clearly outlined how the deliverance from Egypt would take place. God commanded Moses to address Pharaoh with the following words: “and you with the elders of Israel will come to the king of Egypt and you will say [...]
Summary: Some Christians believe that Daniel 9:27 refers to a future 7 years of tribulation. This is a misinterpretation of prophetic scripture. Instead, Daniel 9:27 refers to the end of meaningful sacrifices under the Jewish law and the desolation of Israel and Jerusalem after [...]
The book of Joel was written between 770 and 870 BC, about 50 years before the Assyrians captured the northern ten tribe kingdom of Israel. God directed Joel to prophesy of Israel’s coming captivity because the nation was practicing idol worship, sacrificing their babies [...]
The cloud and pillar of fire symbolized the same thing - the presence of the God in the Israeli camp. The Lord, through these two things, took care of them, defended them and guided them during the wilderness. “And the LORD went before them [...]
Numbers can often carry a meaning in the Bible. The meaning is derived from a pattern of usage throughout the Scriptures. The number forty appears 146 times in the Bible and it is usually associated with a period of testing and hardship. The number [...]
Unlike some of the other books of the Bible, the books of 1st and 2nd Kings do not name its author. Accounts such as Kings and Chronicles cover many centuries of history and are typically thought to have been recorded during the lifetime of [...]
One of the most memorable miracles in the Bible was the deliverance of the nation of Israel when they crossed the Red Sea. The Gulf of Aqaba is also called “The Red Sea.” We read in 1 Kings 9:26 – “King Solomon also built [...]
Jesus gave the parable of the “Rich Man and Lazarus” to warn the Jewish leaders that Israel (the Rich Man) was about to be cast out of God’s favor. Soon, Lazarus (the Gentiles - those considered poor because they had no relationship to God) [...]
Ishmael had twelve sons: Nebajoth, Kedar, Abdeel, Mibsam, Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadar, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. (Genesis 25:14-18) According to McClintock and Strong’s Cyclopedia, Arab historians divide the Arab peoples into the descendants of Joktan (Genesis 10:25-29); and descendants of Ishmael. Some of [...]
Isaiah 43:1, 7, “But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine’… ‘Everyone who is called by My [...]
First, we do not need to justify anything that God does, as God is just (Romans 3:26). Justice and judgment are the foundation of His throne (Psalm 89:14). He cannot deny Himself (2 Timothy 2:13), so therefore we know everything He does is righteous. [...]
Abraham’s bosom represents the Abrahamic covenant. The reference to Abraham’s bosom or chest is found in Luke 16:22 as part of the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. The parable starts with the Rich Man clothed in purple and linen living in luxury. [...]