Jonah delivered two major prophecies. The first is recorded in II Kings 14:25 - to enlarge the borders of Israel. It was a message of victory and power. He seemed to be very motivated to this kind of prophecy. The second was recorded in the Book of Jonah to bring [...]
The issue of apostolic and prophetic ministry today raises much controversy, particularly when connected to the Messianic remnant in Jerusalem. Why is this so important? Three times the letter to the Ephesians makes reference to the work of "apostles and prophets." The first reference deals with laying foundations for the [...]
Eschatology is teaching on the Last Days and the Age to Come. A consensus has developed in the doctrine of eschatology in the Christian world. We could almost call these points truisms today, though not all are aware of them. Here is the general consensus: The Last Days began with [...]
A Bedouin goat herder discovered the Dead Sea scrolls by accident in 1947. I imagine when the Qumran Jewish community hid them, as Jerusalem was about to be destroyed in the late 60’s CE, they wondered who would one day find them. What they didn’t know—not the goat herder, nor [...]
The concept of prophecy developed in stages throughout the Scriptures. The early patriarchs had many, direct prophetic encounters with God. Then Moses brought the prophetic experience to a higher level and became the "father" of the prophets. Moses prayed for all the people of God to be able to prophesy [...]
Next month (March 23-24) is the celebration of Purim. Most people do not notice that the book of Esther takes place at the same time as the prophetic books of Zechariah and Haggai. What is the significance of this timing? In the books of Zechariah and Haggai, we find a [...]
The birth of the Messiah should be the greatest Holy Day in Jewish history. The prophet Isaiah told us that the people of Israel would see a great light.The people who walked in darkness saw a great light and those who dwell in the land of the death-shadow, a light [...]
Jewish tradition reflects the Priestly element, while the charismatic gifts reflect the Prophetic element. How do we find the proper biblical balance?
Daniel studied the prophecies of Isaiah and Jeremiah, and began to pray for their fulfillment in his generation. Likewise we are called to read all of the prophetic Scriptures and pray for their fulfillment in our generation. Let us receive a similar anointing and understanding as Daniel--to pray, fast, intercede and repent as he did; and also believe that we can affect history by faith and prophecy as well...
There is a parallel “folklore” in both Christianity and Judaism that Elijah himself will return. However this view is deceptive and not according to the biblical pattern.