As the judgement of God came upon the nation of Israel for their persistent apostasy and sin, so it will come upon our world for its godlessness and immorality. In a striking passage Jesus compares “the day when the Son of man is revealed” (i.e. when he returns to the earth), to the judgements of… Read More The New Testament and Judgement
God’s judgements And I saw another sign in the heaven, great and marvellous: seven messengers having the seven last plagues,1 for the wrath of Elohim was ended in them. Footnote: 1See 21:9. And I saw like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those overcoming the beast and his image and his mark and… Read More Kingdom Visions of God’s judgements and Marriage of the Lamb
Today’s Thought “You will keep … in perfect peace” (May 03) Our Isaiah and Hebrews readings provide an abundance of thoughts today. Some verses encourage peace of mind, others a sense of awe at what is coming on the world, at the judgement our godless world deserves. Isaiah 26 contains a grouping of quite contrasting… Read More Today’s Thought “You will keep … in perfect peace” (May 03)
Today’s Thought ” … the earth will be shaken” (May 23) What place is named in the first and last books of the Bible – and in many in between? Yes, it’s Babylon, yet you may not recognize that it occurs in Genesis because it is translated in its Hebrew form of Babel. The account… Read More Today’s Thought ” … the earth will be shaken” (May 23)
Today’s thought “God will bring every deed into judgment … whether good or evil” (May 03) These are the final words in Solomon’s book of Ecclesiastes. In the previous verse he had written, “Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of mankind”. At the start of this book we read,… Read More Today’s thought “God will bring every deed into judgment … whether good or evil” (May 03)
In the last article in the series “Key to the Bible” we present again some thought which can surprise several Christians. Like you could see from previous articles and Bible texts you might have seen how many Church doctrines are not in accord with Bible doctrines. Jesus taught that all evil comes from within, out… Read More Has the devil got you?
Lots of Christian who think the hell is a place of eternal torture do forget that Jesus was three days in hell and that Israel’s patriarch Jacob was convinced he would also go to hell. In this article we look at the real biblical meaning of sheol, hades or hell. According to the bible sheol or the grave is the abode or place were both righteous and wicked remain until the call of Jesus at the Last Days and the resurrection of the dead.… Read More Is Hell-fire something to fear
Human beings have always been interested in the reasons why they are here and what would happen to them after they die. In our regions the dead are not placed on a fire, but are put in a grave or in an incinerator, according to the Bible to become dust, though the majority of people… Read More Is there life beyond the grave?
There are churches which teach that people when they die go to purgatory, heaven or hell. In which way is that according bible writings, where is told that the living beings (souls) when they die shall deteriorate or decay to become dust, not feeling anything and not able to do anything?… Read More Where do we go when we die?
The Bible tells about suffering and dying, a resurrection of the dead and about a first and a second death and about an everlasting life in the Kingdom of God. In this article we look at what the Bible teaches on the soul, eternal life and immortality.… Read More Realities concerning Human Life and Death
Today’s thought “Scorned by mankind” (January 10) Genesis 10, Psalm 22, Matthew 12 What fascinating thought challenging readings we have today! First, in Genesis we have the judgement of the Creator on the godlessness of Sodom and Gomorrah and how God sent angels to deliver Lot, his wife and family. We read how his sons-in-law… Read More Today’s thought “Scorned by mankind” (January 10)
The fulfilment of Bible prophecy can be a powerful faith builder. To witness events come to pass that were prophesied thousands of years ago in the Bible, renews our confidence in the sure Word of God. Therefore let us examine all the Bible prophecies, see which ones came to be and which ones still have to pass.… Read More Sign of the Times and the Last Days #3 Coming events revealed in the prophetic writings
Having come into a time of many natural disasters (tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, cyclones, storms), famines and wars we should be aware that it can well be that we are now living in a special period and a time of many signs, which should awaken us or make us alert for times to come.
“42 “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. 43 But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. 44 For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.” (Matthew 24:42-44, NASB)… Read More Sign of the Times and the Last Days #2 Wars, natural disasters, famine and false Messiahs
Today’s thought “Keep me … hide me …” (January 7) How inspiring are the Psalms of David. We perceive that the more troublesome the circumstances that surround him, the closer he comes to God. In today’s Psalm 17 we read his prayer, “Deliver my soul from the wicked by your sword, from men by your… Read More Today’s thought “Keep me … hide me …” (January 7)
In the Holy Scriptures or the Bible we find that the Nazarene master teacher Jeshua (Jesus Christ of Nazareth) was asked “…What will be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3) The apostles probably where thinking of having Jesus speaking about the end of the Roman Empire and… Read More Sign of the Times and the Last Days #1 The Son of man revealing
From the first Book of the Bible we learn already that God has a Plan for His creation and that there would come some one who shall bring an end to all misery and death. That sent one from God shall be authorised by God to speak and act in His Name. He would be… Read More What is the Kingdom of God?
At last, the plan of God comes to its climax. After thousands of years of preparation, the people of the Kingdom are brought together. The leaders and princes are the faithful disciples from all ages, raised from the dead with the apostles to reign with their King. The subjects are the restored Israel, and the… Read More Wilderness Transformed
Today’s thought “Arise O LORD! Let not man prevail” (January 4) Our daily readings today provide us with many thoughts and meditations. David’s Psalms are, in most cases, prayers – and how appropriate are some of them for us in 2019 – especially the final verses of Psalm 9. “Arise, O LORD! Let not man… Read More Today’s thought “Arise O LORD! Let not man prevail” (January 4)