“The time came for the saints to possess the kingdom.” OK, but what does this mean in practice? Is there some graphic description of what life might be like for the “people of the saints of the Most High” in resurrection? Strangely enough, tomorrow’s news was written some 3,000 years ago by Solomon, in the early days of his Kingdom, when displaying the amazing gift of wisdom he received from the Lord. Here are three snatches from his writing which are helpful and descriptive. (Wisdom 1:12-15, 2:12-16, and 5:1-8) [Read more…]
THE SCENE IN THE HEAVENS WHILST ALL THIS IS HAPPENING.
(There now follows a synthesis of verses taken from Daniel 7&8 and Revelation 5). “A throne was set in heaven, and before the throne was a sea of glass like unto crystal: around the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and on these I, John, saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had golden crowns on their heads. [Read more…]
BEHIND THE SCENES. THE REASON WHY THESE THINGS HAPPEN.
This is the Career of the Little Horn, the Vile Person, the Man of Sin, the Antichrist, the Son of Lawlessness, unseen but acted out through human agency amongst those whom he knows he can use for his nefarious purposes. [Read more…]
LIST OF EARTH EVENTS PRIOR TO DIVINE INTERVENTION
“As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of [the coming of] the Son of Man.”
Luke 17:26, Matthew 24:37 Notice “days”, not “day”. The coming of the Lord occupies a period of time with a sudden end, as it was in Noah’s day. Hence the Lord admonishes us to “look, watch, and pray.” The birth of the Kingdom is preceded by a stressful time of “labour pains”. [Read more…]
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven . . . . For there is a time for every purpose and for every work.” Ecclesiastes 3:1,17. [Read more…]
I would like to share with my readers some of the things I have learned through studying the Parable of the Pounds in Luke’s Gospel, chapter 19, verses 11 – 27. (Free translation from the Greek.) I shall be interested to know your thoughts and comments. [Read more…]
In Wellspring 24, the final paragraph read as follows –
More recent history has much to say about individuals who have claimed divinity or divine ordination. But the most notable example of this may be found, written clear for all to see, in The New York Catholic Catechism, “The Pope takes the place of Jesus Christ on earth…by divine right the pope has supreme and full power in faith and morals over each and every pastor and his flock. He is the true Vicar of Christ, the head of the entire church, the father and teacher of all Christians. He is the infallible ruler, the founder of dogmas, the author of and the judge of councils; the universal ruler of truth, the arbiter of the world, the supreme judge of heaven and earth, the judge of all, being judged by one, God himself on earth.”
I have been asked to look into this declaration, and have found that there is no such “New York Catechism”, but rather that some author had pieced together phrases from many different Catholic sources and presented it as coming with Catholic Authority. Therefore I am now rejecting it as spurious, and prefer rather to quote from actual Catholic documents. The following are presented for consideration, and do indeed suggest a form of magisterium which fits the definition of Antichrist – in other words, one who claims to come “in the place of Christ,” as presented in my thesis in Wellspring 24. I leave my readers to ponder and decide. [Read more…]
Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:20-21.
A number of versions present an alternative translation. They say, “The kingdom of God is among you, or in the midst of you.” But this can be dismissed in a moment. The Greek word for “within” is ENTOS, and the only other time it occurs in the NT is Matthew 23:26 “You blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside may be clean also.” There can be no mistake as to its proper meaning. The LXX of the OT has a few additional examples, one of which is Psalm 103:1 “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.” [Read more…]
In the last posting it was suggested that Elijah would return to “restore all things”. This cuts across standard evangelical belief that the next thing to happen is the “rapture”, in which all true Christians are seen to be whisked away from earth, to meet the Lord and be changed into their resurrection bodies. If this is so, then Malachi’s prophecy about Elijah, and our Lord’s confirmation of that, have no place in any chronological scheme for the coming days. [Read more…]
“The LORD said: “I have surely seen the oppression of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.” Exodus 3:7.
The account of Moses and the deliverance of Israel from Egypt is one of the most read of Old Testament stories. But the people had imbibed much of Egypt during their lengthy stay, and carried this knowledge with them into the wilderness. When Moses descended from the Mount, carrying the stone tablets of the law, he saw the golden calf, and in his anger threw down and broke the tablets. [Read more…]