Since John was the last writer of Scriptures, his writings contain a unique view of the whole spectrum of Scriptures from beginning to end. John often spoke in terms of "beginning to end" (John 1:1; I John 1:1; Revelation 1:8, 17). This "beginning to end" perspective comes to light particularly [...]
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 [...]
Yeshua's foundational teaching on the end times is found in all three synoptic gospels (Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21). He summarizes and interprets the teachings of all the Israelite Prophets. The Apostles based their writings on the subject from what Yeshua taught. In Matthew 24, Yeshua spoke twice (v. [...]
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 [...]
In Parts I & II we looked at the Biblical definition of Israel (People, Nation, Remnant) and a few ways in which Christians have been connecting with Israel in our generation. We discovered that according to Romans 11 and Ephesians 2 & 3, this relationship between Jew & Gentile, Israel [...]
The emergence of the underground church of China over the last 30 years has dramatically changed the composition and make-up of the international ecclesia: their large numbers, experience with persecution, faith in supernatural intervention, oriental history, emphasis on house churches, and the "back to Jerusalem" vision. Because of their "family-ancestor" [...]
The expression "maranatha" (I Corinthians 16:22, Revelation 22:20) is a cry of faith and prayer for the coming of the Lord, and is usually translated as "Come, Lord!" This is connected to the prayers "May Your kingdom come" (Matthew 6:11) and "Blessed is He who comes" (Matthew 23:39). Although [...]
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 [...]
There will be many signs that we are in the very last days just before Yeshua returns, but the Lord also gave two primary conditions that must be met before He can return. One, a significant, believing remnant among the Jewish people in the city of Jerusalem must put their faith in Him and welcome Him to come and rule as their King. Two, the good news of the kingdom needs to be preached to every people group on the planet.
A few hours before the recent attacks in Paris, a Palestinian terrorist shot and killed two members of the Litman family, who were driving in their car near Hebron. Tragically, a "Red Crescent" ambulance came up to the car while the family was bleeding within, but refused to stop and help them.