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Enter into the rock

October 28, 2013 Comments off

“Enter into the rock,” Isaiah said.

“Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty.” [Isa. 2:10]

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Promises to the Church in Ezekiel 36

October 21, 2013 2 comments

Ezekiel addressed his prophecy in chapter 36 to the mountains of Israel, symbols of God’s promises, and prophecies.

Of these mountains the enemy said, ‘Aha, the ancient high places are ours in possession.’ [Ezek. 36:2]

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Hints of the better country in Ezekiel 36

October 19, 2013 2 comments

The colored text in the following quote from Hebrews 8 is from Jeremiah 31:31-34.

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Cosmology and Daniel’s 2,300 days

October 18, 2013 Comments off

The prophecy of the 2,300 days in Daniel 8:14 outlines the history of the geocentric cosmology of the hellenistic age, which became prominent in the centuries after Daniel, and persisted for 23 centuries after Daniel’s vision.

In the image below the 70 weeks prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 and the 2,300 days of Daniel 8:14 are compared.

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Nicholas of Cusa and the 2,300 days

October 15, 2013 Comments off

The following is Leroy Froom’s account of Nicolas of Cusa and his investigations on the prophecy of 2,300 days in Daniel 8:14.

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Zion’s foundations

October 13, 2013 1 comment

Isaiah said that in Zion, God will lay a stone, a sure foundation, a precious corner stone.

Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. [Isa. 28:16]

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Clissold on the sun turning to darkness

October 8, 2013 Comments off

Augustus Clissold (1797-1882) presented the interpretations of numerous commentators on the sun turning to darkness in the sixth seal of Revelation 6, which John described as follows:
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New wine in Joel

October 5, 2013 Comments off

Joel described an invading army which has devastated the land. They have teeth of lions.

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The 3 ½ years of no rain, and the gospel age

October 4, 2013 Comments off

The three and a half years of no rain in the days of Elijah is a type and a figure representing the present age of the Church, or a portion of it. This is represented by a symbolic three years and a half, and the ‘time, times and a half’ of Daniel 7:25 and 12:7, and related prophetic time periods.

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The desert will blossom as the rose

October 2, 2013 Comments off

Prophecies in this category apply to the church at the end of the age when the holy Spirit is poured out on the Church.

In these prophecies, the wilderness represents the Church’s spiritual environment. As the children of Israel who came out of Egypt dwelt in the wilderness en route to the promised land, the church has also been in a wilderness since the time of the apostles, according to Rev. 12:6 & 14.

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How the world learns of God

October 1, 2013 Comments off

The prophet Ezekiel mentioned several events that would cause the heathen to learn about God. These events are connected with prophecies about the restoration of Israel. The New Testament identifies the Christian Church as Israel and Abraham’s seed. Those who believe in Christ inherit the promises of God. [Eph 2:11-13, Phil.3:3] In Acts 3:23, the apostle Peter quoted from the law of Moses, and showed that those of Israel who reject Jesus as their promised Messiah will be destroyed from among the people. [Acts 3:23] Thus, unbelieving Jews have been cut off from Israel, while Christians of all nations have become the true Israel of God.

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