Eschatology (Things to Come)

Messianic Prophecies 1

Messianic Prophecies Separated By Bible Book Page 1 Genesis Prophecies OT Scripture NT Fulfillment The Messiah would be born of the "seed" of a woman.  Genesis 3:15a  Luke ...

Messianic Prophecies 2

Isaiah Prophecies OT Scripture NT Fulfillment The Jews would reject the Messiah.  Isaiah 6:9-10a  John 12:37-40 The Messiah would teach in parables.  Isaiah 6:9-10b...

Forever With the Lord

"Jesus said unto her, I am the Resurrection, and the Life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die." ... John 11:25-26. When we come to the end of another year, it does not mark the end of our lives. Even death itself, whenever it comes, cannot mark the end of a believer’s life. Christians may, and do, go to "sleep" here in any given year, but this is not the end. Death is only another milestone in l...

Christianity

That, then, is Christianity? How many answers would be given in the present day to such a question! But the variety of discordant answers assures us of this, which of itself is a lesson needing, however painful, to be laid to heart, that as a dispensation - not it has failed, but - men have failed under it, as they always have. The history of the Church which its historians give us is something widely different from a development of what is Christianity, if we take Scripture...

On the Hunt

Former President Bush (Sr.) declared the Cold War to be over, that we were entering a new age of peace and co-operation in the world. President Clinton* is working hard at dismantling our military weapons. The "Star Wars" initiative, with its billions of dollars invested, is dropped as unnecessary. Peace just around the corner is the clarion cry of our political leaders. Environmentalists and animal rights groups tell us we need to be at peace with our environment, fo...

The Strategy of the Enemy (2 Sam. 15)

The Strategy of the Enemy: The Rebellion of Absalom

 

2 Sam. 14:25-15:6

 

The conspiracy of Absalom against his father David depicts the worldwide effort by Satan and his followers to usurp the authority of the Lord Jesus, the true and rightful king.

 

1.       The Attraction of Absalom - striking in his appearance.      (2 Sam. 14:25-26)

Absalom was noted in Scripture as being praised for his good looks. (14.25) It was this feature that he used to his advantage in gaining the hearts of the people to rebel against his father, David. Ezek. 28 speaks of Satan before his fall as beautiful and perfect, until iniquity was found in him. The grotesque caricature of the devil is far from accurate, he is more the cunning serpent whose outward beauty and attraction calls attention to his “message”.

 

Diligence in the Day of Salvation - Luke 19:11-27

“The Parable of the Pounds” or “Diligence in the Day of Salvation” Luke 19:11-27   This parable deals with the responsibility of Christians to make good on the opportunities that the Lord gives to serve Him and represent Him in the world.  It is similar to the Parable of the Talents (Matt. 25) but differs in many respects. This was given on a different occasion, at a different place and has a different emphasis. The parables of the Lord were often s...

The Day of Christ and the Day of the Lord

A number of references are made in the NT to the Day of Christ or the Day of the Lord Jesus. The Apostle Paul, seeking to encourage the Philippian Christians, stated in Phil. 1:6: “Being confident of this very thing that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” He would go on to exhort them to “approve the things that are excellent that ye might be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.” (v. 10). Later in this same epistle, Paul stated that he hoped they would hold forth the Word of life so that he might rejoice in the day of Christ, so that he would not have run in vain neither labored in vain. (2:16) Likewise, to the Corinthian assembly — an assembly known for it’s blatant carnality, he could positively affirm the sanctifying work that the Lord would ultimately accomplish in their lives when he reminded them: “He shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Cor. 1:8)

 

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