Future of Israel

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper: and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord. Here God speaks of creating the smith who makes weapons of war and also the waster who uses such weapons; but He promises that in the restoration of Israel and Jerusalem under the Messiah no weapon Continue Reading

Why was Jesus Crucified?

From American Thinker.Com April 20, 2014 By Bill Kassel Despite its status as the holiest day on the Christian calendar, Easter has never had an impact on American life that comes close to the annual social and economic supernova of Christmas. That’s probably because of Easter’s limited potential for commercialization. Chocolate bunnies and dyed eggs can’t match the buying and gift-giving frenzy of Yuletide. Easter just remains Continue Reading

Jerusalem Plowed as a Field

Micah 3:12 Therefore shall Zion on your account be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps of ruins, and the mountain of the house [of the Lord] as the high places of a forest. [Jer. 26:17-19]. [The Amplified Bible] In his book ‘The Land and the Book’, Dr. William Thompson wrote “Mount Zion is now [Eighteenth Century] for the most part a rough field. From the Tomb of David I passed on through the fields of ripe grain. It is Continue Reading

GOD is with Israel

Isaiah 41 You, Israel, my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, Descendant of Abraham My friend. You whom I brought from the confines of the earth And called from the ends of the world; You to whom I said, ‘You are My servant, I have chosen you, not rejected you’, Do not be afraid, for I am with you; Stop being anxious and watchful, for I am your God. I give you strength, I bring you help, I uphold you with my victorious right Continue Reading

The Star that the Wise Men Saw

Numbers 24:17 I see Him but He is not now; I behold Him, but He is not near; a star shall come forth out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel and shall crush all the corners of Moab, and break down all the sons of Sheth [Moab’s sons of tumult]. [Matt. 2:2; Rom. 15:12]. “This imagery in the hieroglyphic language of the East denotes some eminent ruler – primarily David; but secondarily and pre-eminently, the Messiah” Continue Reading

Strewing of Salt

Judges 9:45 And Abimelech fought against the city all that day; he took the city, and slew the people who were in it; he demolished the city and sowed it with salt. [Amplified Bible]. This strewing of salt over Shechem was not intended [even if Abimelech had been able to supply enough salt] actually to make the ground unfruitful; but it was a symbol of perpetual desolation, and that Shechem never would be rebuilt. However, such a Continue Reading

Ariel – Jerusalem

Isaiah 29:1-3 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! Add ye year to year: let them kill sacrifices. Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto Me as Ariel. And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee. Ariel – the lion of God – another name for Jerusalem where David dwelled [v1-7]. Let years go by and Continue Reading

Tophet

Isaiah 30:33 For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large; the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the Lord, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it. [Dake A.R. Bible]. The Assyrian, the Antichrist of v 31 who is to be destroyed in Tophet [v33; Zech. 14:1-15; 2 Thes .2:8; Rev. 19:19-21]. This king is the only one referred to in this prophecy. To bring Hezekiah or some Continue Reading

Protection from Invasion

Exodus 34:24 For I will cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither shall any man desire thy land, when thou shalt go up to appear before the Lord thy God thrice in the year. Promise of protection from invasion during assemblies: Israel could gather 3 times in a year and attend all the 7 yearly feasts of Jehovah. The first gathering would take in the Passover, feast of firstfruits, and feast unleavened bread, Continue Reading

The Seven lamps

Exodus 25:37 And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it. The 7 lamps shaped like almonds at the top of the 6 arms and middle shaft were in a single row and all of equal height. The candlestick was made after the pattern of things in heaven [v40; Zech. 4:2]; but why the lamps numbered 7 is not explained. The 7 lamps of Zech. 4:2 are explained to be Continue Reading