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The Gospel is light, unbelief is darkness

September 30, 2013 Comments off

The Psalmist said, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” [Psa. 119:105] And, “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.” [Psa. 119:130] John said, “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” [John 1:5] He identified Jesus with the Word, and the light of the world, ” … the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” [John 1:9]

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An interactive 70 weeks chart

September 27, 2013 Comments off

My Interactive 70 Weeks Chart page allows construction of a colorful chart like the one below with only a few clicks of the mouse.

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Turning waters to blood

September 24, 2013 1 comment

“They have power to turn the waters to blood” is part of the description of the two witnesses [Rev. 11:6]. In this article, the two witnesses are understood to represent the Scriptures, and the Spirit, the two things that Jesus said testify of him. [John 5:39; 15:26]

The waters in the prophecy signify the prophetic Scriptures. Blood signifies something that contaminates, that men cannot eat, or drink. Blood was forbidden to all men in Genesis. God said, “But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.” [Gen. 9:4] It was forbidden to Israel in the law of Moses. “Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood.” [Lev. 19:26]

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Mountains in Matthew

September 12, 2013 Comments off

Matthew associated notable events in the ministry of Jesus with mountains. His references to mountains are listed in the following table.

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Wordsworth on the battle of Armageddon

September 10, 2013 1 comment

The following is a commentary by Christopher Wordsworth (1807-1885) on some of the Scriptures describing a great spiritual conflict at the end of the age.

Christopher Wordsworth, Lectures on the Apocalypse: critical, expository, and practical, delivered before the University of Cambridge (1852) pp. 378-417.

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Revelation and the words of Jesus

September 10, 2013 Comments off

Prophecies of Revelation with possible connections to the teachings of Jesus are listed in the following table.

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The marriage supper in Revelation 19

September 9, 2013 Comments off

In the gospels, and in Revelation, Jesus is described as the bridegroom, and the Church is his bride. The marriage supper is featured in the parable of the ten virgins, [Matt. 25:1-13] and in a parable about the wedding garment. [Matt. 22:1-14] In Revelation 19, the marriage of the Lamb is announced:

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