Zechariah 4:2-6, 11-14 (NIV), “‘What do you see?’ I answered, ‘I see a solid gold lampstand with a bowl at the top and seven lamps on it, with seven channels to the lamps. Also there are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left.’ I [...]
Luke 21:29-32, “Then He spoke to them a parable: ‘Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to [...]
Daniel is given visions of four beasts in chapter 7. The little horn is an outgrowth of the fourth beast replacing three previous horns. Verse 17 explains who the beasts are, “These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.” The ten horns are also identified as kings [...]
Please explain Mathew 10:23, “When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.”
These instructions were given primarily to the twelve Apostles. Doubtless, they understood them to mean that their mission was not to stay long in a place. As persecution arose, and the people were unwilling to hear their message, they were to go to other cities and villages. The time for their special testimony of the Kingdom [...]
The origin of all true prophecy comes from Jehovah God. He is the only being who knows the future. Isaiah 42:8-9 (NIV), “I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols. See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; [...]
Scriptures are from the NIV. Verses 14-15, “They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace. Are they ashamed of their detestable conduct? No, they have no shame at all;…so…they will be brought down when I punish them, says the LORD.” This [...]
All nations are blessed through Abraham. Are the Gentiles named as a blessed people? are the Israelites?
What is the Abrahamic Promise? Genesis 22:17-18, God said, “I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore…and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.” Who were the heirs of the [...]
The Romans vengefully destroyed the temple in 70 AD to put down three rebellious Jewish factions. They burned it perhaps accidentally. But the fire melted much of the gold in the temple which then seeped between the stones. Hence, to retrieve the gold, the soldiers pulled apart all the stones, thus inadvertently fulfilling Jesus’s prophecy in [...]
What does Nahum 1:7 mean? "The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knows them that trust in him."
The book of Nahum is a prophecy against the city of Nineveh, the capital of Assyria (current day Mosul, Iraq). History records that the Assyrians were ruthless and cruel to their captives. Sadly, parts of Judea were under Assyrian control. In God's judgment, it was time to avenge His people from Assyrian oppression. Nahum described [...]
Isaiah 41:17-20, “The afflicted and needy are seeking water, but there is none, And their tongue is parched with thirst; I, the LORD, will answer them Myself, As the God of Israel I will not forsake them. I will open rivers on the bare heights and springs in the midst of the valleys; I will [...]