Today’s thought “Our refuge and strength” (January 26) Today’s Psalm 46 fills us with a sense of awe; one cannot avoid concluding it is a prophecy that has its ultimate application to the climax of the era in which we live – an age when God is ignored and is believed by most not to… Read More Today’s thought “Our refuge and strength” (January 26)
Today’s thought “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good” (January 17) Psalm 34 of David today is wonderfully spiritually stimulating; it is one to be memorised, at least in part. “Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!” (verse 9). David can write this from his… Read More Today’s thought “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good” (January 17)
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 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
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
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
In the previous chapters we tried to give you some keys to learn about the God of the Bible, His Greatness, His Self-revelation, His Plan and how His people and the Nation of Israel fits in His purpose. We have looked at several men of God who told about future events. We mentioned that several… Read More Looking into the Future
As the Jewish political organization tottered towards its end, the call of the Gospel was dramatically widened: for the first time, Gentiles were invited to share in the privilege of knowing the eternal God. Paul was the foremost and most energetic leader of this preaching to the Gentiles. “It was necessary that the word of… Read More The Return of Israel
When the Nazarene rebbe Jeshua came to declare God‘s Wishes and showed people the way to God the majority of the chosen People rejected the message of the Good News of the coming Kingdom of God or the Gospel. Once again the world could see a scattering of the Jews, which might lead one to… Read More The Jews have fulfilled Bible Prophecy
God’s control of human affairs may be very complex. God had made Himself a people. Though they were not always respectful or thankful to him. More than once they went astray. The bible brings different prophecies about that chosen People of God. In the Book of books we learn about the sojourn in a foreign… Read More Why is the nation of Israel being restored?
We can get pictures of what went on in the past by the many research papers, historical books and documentaries. Many empires have come and gone. Throughout the centuries many battles were fought. After World War I people even thought there would never come a war again. Peace and progress? What a shock the events… Read More Prophecies over coming days
To whom does prophecy belong? With the Book of books the Bible we have a most remarkable book in our hands. Its account of the origin of evil; its unparalleled record of God’s dealings with the nation of Israel; its searching message through their prophets; its “good news” proclaimed by Jesus Christ and his apostles;… Read More Who has the power of prophecy?
What are the aims of Bible Prophecy? 1. To provide convincing evidence – fulfilled Bible prophecy is evidence for the authenticity and reliability of Scripture. 2. To warn the wayward – the message is a ‘wakeup call’ to get right again with God before time runs out. 3. To encourage the faithful – the message… Read More Unlocking Bible Prophecy
What the apostle taught to the “Early Christians” The apostles taught that the Bible is divinely inspired “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). “God, who at many times and in many ways spoke in time past to… Read More Do you believe what Christ’s Apostles taught?
When looking at the many prophecies in the Holy Scriptures, we can notice that most of them came true. Some prophecies are about some future times still to come. But when knowing that all other prophecies became a reality we should be warned and be prepared for the Day of Judgment. Living in this day… Read More To be prepared for the Day of Judgment
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