Can You Believe Bible Prophecy?

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Are you a spiritual skeptic? Do you question whether the bible is actually the Word of God? After all, you may reason, none of the authors are around to prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that it’s genuine. You want evidence to verify that the Bible truly is God’s word. You need something solid to back up your belief. How do you start? Where do you search for the facts to solve your dilemma? There is a source that can answer your suspicions. Stay tuned to Beyond Today as we…

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Does the Bible teach a secret rapture?

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Does the Bible teach a secret rapture?There has been a great deal of interest in end time events based on the Left Behind series of books and movies. What does the Bible teach about the rapture? Millions have read the Left Behind books, which are based on a secret rapture. According to the most common version of the rapture theory, Christ will approach the earth (but not return all the way down to it), to secretly seize believers seven years before His actual return. Does the Bible teach this? The…

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The Promise of Victory We Are Going to Win in the End!

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In his great novel about the French Revolution, called A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens began his story with some of the most memorable words in all of English literature:It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…These…

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Is God’s Temple Under Construction?

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Scripture indicates that before the return of Jesus Christ, a new temple is to be built in Jerusalem. But is a grand temple of God already under construction? Does it involve you?Many Jews long for it. A number are actively preparing for it. Bible prophecy says it will happen. Amazingly, it directly concerns you.Before Jesus makes His prophesied return to earth, certain passages in the Bible appear to state that a third physical temple of God will be constructed or will be undergoing construction alongside an operational sacrificial altar, possibly…

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The Lord is calling – what will you do

HOSEA 2:2-3 “Rebuke your mother, rebuke her, for she is not my wife, and I am not her husband Let her remove the adulterous look from her face and the unfaithfulness from between her breasts. Otherwise I will strip her naked and make her as bare as on the day she was born; I will make her like a desert, turn her into a parched land, and slay her with thirst”. Some of the warnings of God in the Old Testament seem rather harsh and today, many are so concerned…

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Does the Bible Predict the Destruction of Syria?

Over the last few weeks, I have been asked many times if I believe that the prophecy recorded in Isaiah 17 refers to Syria today, since the text predicts the total destruction of Damascus, the ancient and modern capital of the nation.In principle, I have no problem with the concept that ancient biblical prophecies can refer to contemporary events, since it’s clear that there are many prophecies still to be fulfilled, including the future world war against Jerusalem. (See Zechariah 12 and 14.)But it’s obvious from the historical context that…

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Every Christian Should Desire the Gift of Prophecy

At the present time, an increasing number of Christians worldwide are accepting that the gifts of the Holy Spirit listed in 1 Cor 12:8-10 are available today, and that God wants His people to seek them from Him. These Christians, among whom I include myself, are known as continuists (or sometimes continuationists). Other Christians, those who claim that these gifts ceased to be available around the time that the New Testament was completed, are known as cessationists. One of the areas of debate between continuists and cessationists concerns the gift…

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Are These the Last Days?

How long until Christ returns? Before this greatest of all events occurs, the Bible speaks of a period called “the last days”—“the time of the end”—“the end of the world [age]”—“the end of these things”—“the end of the days”—and of a time when the course of human history, as we know it, “shall be finished.”Of course, many professing Christians do not believe in a literal Return to earth by Jesus Christ. Of those who do, most believe that it could be hundreds of years away. Some believe it could be…

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Australia: An Underappreciated Nation

World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and Iraq. Only one nation has fought in all these wars from beginning to end—Australia.Each time I visit Australia, I have the same thought: “If I were 30 years younger, I’d move here!” In fact, we almost did. Forty years ago my father had wanted to take advantage of the assisted-passage program offered by the Australian government, through which British people could move to Australia for just 10 British pounds. What finally put him off the idea was Australia’s presence…

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‘It’s About to Happen!’

“I am drawing back the curtain on mathematics. I’m drawing back the curtain on chemistry. I’m drawing back the curtain on all of the sciences and all of the things that men are searching so diligently. You see, the devil tried to protect all of that mess from Me, but he can’t do that. And those who have stood up and declared that they were atheists are turning around, because they can’t deny it. They can’t walk away from it, and I will meet them in their classrooms. I will…

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Are Earthquakes Signs of the End Times?

Has an unusual increase in the frequency of big earthquakes afflicted civilizations in the last decades of the twentieth century? Is the supposed global increase in big earthquakes a fulfillment of prophetic statements concerning the “end of the age” made by Jesus? Contrary to the opinions of many prophecy teachers, global and regional earthquake data argue that big earthquakes have been decreasing in frequency through the twentieth century. Moreover, no clear scriptural warrant exists for the notion that earthquakes will increase in frequency just before the tribulation period and the…

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Can Christians Know the Date of Christ’s Return?

I thought after his book 1994?, wherein Harold Camping prophesied that Jesus was coming back in 1994, that we had heard the last of Camping.Well, I was wrong. He’s back and He’s got a new date. According to Harold Camping of Family Radio Worldwide, and thousands of his followers, the Rapture of the church is going to occur on May 21, 2011, followed by God’s judgment on the world and then the destruction of the planet on October 21, 2011.[1]Harold Camping of course is not the first to make predictions…

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The Interpretation of Prophecy An exercise in imagination or the application of plain sense?

When I was about 12 years old, I stumbled across Zechariah 14. It was an amazing discovery. You see, I grew up in a church where we were told over and over that “there is not one verse in the Bible that even implies that Jesus will ever set His feet on this earth again.” Simple Language:Well, Zechariah 14 not only implies that the Lord is coming back to this earth again, it says so point-blank! It says that the Lord will return to this earth at a time when…

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The Abuse of Prophecy Does it deserve the contempt it receives?

I want to begin with a paradox: We worship a God of prophecy and yet we either abuse or ignore the Prophetic Word.That our Creator God is a God of prophecy is firmly established by a proclamation which He made through Isaiah the prophet (Isaiah 46:9-11):…I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, “My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all…

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The Mid-East in Bible Prophecy

Events in the Middle East carry far greater significance than most even begin to understand! It has been said that every eight years the Middle East suffers another war. Recent history bears the truth of this statement. This geographical area has been a bubbling caldron of unrest, contention, terrorism and failed attempts at peace for ages. Its problems defy a simple solution—and this booklet will prove that only God can bring the peace that all there long for.The whole world is tied to the Middle East in a remarkable way.…

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The Bible’s Greatest Prophecies Unlocked!

The Bible’s very greatest prophecies are on the threshold of fulfillment, with some already underway. They will soon explode with a force far beyond what anyone anticipates, including religious leaders, theologians, prophecy watchers and “experts” who think themselves in the know! The time for understanding colossal prophecies—history written in advance—has come! You can comprehend all that lies ahead. After reading this book, you will. Described in Scripture as “closed up and sealed till the time of the end,” knowledge of awesome future events has been opened, revealed and explained. Incredible…

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Are the Blood Moons indicating the end of the world?

The short answer appears to be “No.” While there are many signs that we are in the last days, this does not appear to be one of them. Several evangelical ministries teach that four upcoming lunar eclipses in 2014-2015 that coincide with biblical festivals—along with two solar eclipses—could signify that important prophetic events are imminent. The idea emerged from thinking that the prophecy in Joel:2:31 of the sun being darkened and the moon turning to blood before the end-time Day of the Lord perhaps denoted solar and lunar eclipses.A lunar…

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The Jews in Prophecy Have they been cast aside, or are they destined for glory?

Few Biblical studies are as exciting as an examination of the Jews in prophecy, for the Jews are one of the key focal points of Bible prophecy.The Scriptures reveal the Jews as “the apple of God’s eye” (Zechariah 2:8). Their land is described as “holy” (Zechariah 2:12). Their city of Jerusalem is termed the “center of the nations” (Ezekiel 5:5). They are pictured as the wayward wife of God (see Ezekiel 16 and the book of Hosea). And the Bible makes it clear that they will be the object of…

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Cyrus the Great in Biblical Prophecy

One of the truly astounding prophecies of the Bible is found in the last verse of Isaiah 44, together with 45:1ff, (an unfortunate chapter break). It has to do with Cyrus, king of Persia. According to the historian Herodotus (The Histories i.46), Cyrus was the son of Cambyses I. He came to the Persian throne in 559 B.C. Nine years later he conquered the Medes, thus unifying the kingdoms of the Medes and the Persians.Cyrus is mentioned some twenty-three times in the literature of the Old Testament. Isaiah refers to…

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THE SOON COMING CLIMAX

THE SOON COMING CLIMAX:This message may be called a road sign of warning. Some may look at a sign that reads—THE BRIDGE IS OUT, and say, “Oh, someone is just trying to scare us into taking another road; let’s go on the same way.” They go on and plunge to their death. The sign was not meant to scare people, but to warn them of impending danger. The sign was put there, because someone cared and didn’t want others to perish.God wants you to know, WHEN YOU SEE THESE THINGS…

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Jesus’ return will be unexpected

In 2 Peter, which is the name of an epistle (letter) in the New Testament of the Bible, we are told that the return of Jesus will take people by surprise, that “the day of the Lord will come like a thief.”The author, Peter, who was one of Jesus’ apostles, reminds Christians to live righteously (2 Peter 3:11 and 2 Peter 3:14) and to view the end times with joy rather than fear (2 Peter 3:12-13). – Copyright © George Konig, Ray Konig, 100Prophecies.org 2 Peter 3:1-18:1 Dear friends, this…

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How Prophecy Relates To The Fall Feast Season

The Soviet Union has been broken up into a number of so-called independent states for quite a few years now. While Russia is certainly a giant compared to other states of the former USSR, some of them are flexing their muscles. We have seen wars in several of these states in the Caspian and Black sea areas in and near southern Russia including religious wars in the republics of Chechnya and Georgia, and the continuous war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Many Russians too, are wishing for a return to their…

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The Peace To Come

We’re here at the Feast of Tabernacles because we want to learn more of God’s plan and of our place in that plan. We know through experience, the basic layout because we keep God’s Holy Days all year long. We know that Passover pictures the protection of Israel’s firstborn in Egypt through the sacrifice of the unblemished lamb of God. We know that the week of Unleavened Bread pictures putting sin out of our lives and keeping it out. We know that Pentecost pictures the giving of the law at…

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The War Over Israel’s Land

I have given this sermon before but the nations containing Israelites are always in the news.June 5, 2007 marked the 40th anniversary of Israel’s victory of the Six-Day War against Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Algeria. Six days is not very long for a war against seven strong countries who vowed to destroy Israel, but we can get a better perspective of the impact of that victory when we remember that the strongest air force, the Egyptian Air Force, lost their entire air force on the ground…

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WHERE ARE WE IN GOD’S MASTER PLAN?

Today we will continue, beginning with Red China’s relations with the United States and the rest of the world, then move on to the King of the North & King of the South prophesy, and a discussion of the prophesied 200 million man army.(Mat 24:6-8 NKJV) “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass,but the end is not yet. {7} “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be…

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The New Testament Gift of Prophecy

It is still valid and useful for the church today. This is the clear implication of 1 Corinthians 13:8-12 and Acts 2:17-18.It is a Spirit-prompted, Spirit-sustained, utterance that is rooted in a true revelation (1 Corinthians 14:30), but is fallible because the prophet’s perception of the revelation, and thinking about the revelation, and report of the revelation are all fallible. It is thus similar to the gift of teaching which is Spirit-prompted, Spirit sustained, rooted in an infallible revelation (the Bible), and yet is fallible but very useful to the…

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Christians Need to Be Cautious in End-Times Matters

At the present time, in many Christian circles end-times issues are the focus of a huge amount of attention. It is surely not exaggerating to say that for large numbers of Christians today more effort is expended analysing this topic than any other area of Christian belief or practice.There is, of course, absolutely nothing wrong with taking an interest in end-times things. The fact that the Bible contains the books of Daniel and Revelation, and portions of the gospels such as Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, shows that…

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God’s Right to Fulfill His Promise

Below is a comment I made on a discussion board concerning Israel right to the Promised Land. It’s scriptural information concerning God’s promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It is clear that God made the declaration and it ought to be clear he is still going to perform it for them. It is quite contradictory for us as Christians to not see this promise that God is ready to fulfill in a way and on a scope totally unable to be grasp by ancient men in for our modern times.…

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Word To the Young

Over the last few days I have felt compelled to write the following word to the youth who receive this publication. I ask you to prayerfully consider the things you will read. If you find any truth in what is written, then I admonish you to adjust your life accordingly. Do not waste your life!Remember the Brevity of Life The first man was created in the image of God. If he had submitted to the will of God, he would have been immortal. He would have passed through the years…

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Four Views of End Times Prophecy

In this article, we will examine four common sets of beliefs regarding end times prophecy in the Bible, including amillennial and three different pre-millennial beliefs including post-tribulational rapture, mid-tribulational rapture, and pre-tribulational rapture. We will define all of these terms in a moment. But first, since some readers may not know about the rapture at all, we will take a moment here to look at the scriptures in which the apostle Paul explains the rapture.

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