Unbelievers stumbling; believers rejoicing

‘As it is written, Behold I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.’ Romans 9:33 Suggested Further Reading: 1 Peter 2:4–8 Who are they who shall never be ashamed? The answer is general and special. The text says, ‘Whosoever believeth’—that is, any man who ever lived, or ever shall live, who believes in Christ, shall never be ashamed. Whether he has been a gross sinner or a Continue Reading

The Rise of India

From Koinonia House Archives December 2007 THE RISE OF INDIA - As Bible students, we all are aware of the allusions to the "Kings of the East" in the prophetic scenario: "And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared (Revelation 16:12)." In response, we all have become aware of the spectacular rise of China on the Continue Reading

Thy Kingdom Come

From Koinonia House THY KINGDOM COME It is tragic that most of the major denominations - Roman Catholic and Protestant - embrace an eschatology ("study of last things") that is amillennial: a view that does not envision a literal rule of Christ on the Throne of David on the Planet Earth. While there are many different, yet defendable, views regarding many aspects of end-time prophecies, this basic divergence - denying a literal Millennium Continue Reading

Men Hide in Holes and Caves

Isaiah 2:19-22 And they shall go into holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of His majesty, when He ariseth to shake terribly the earth. In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks for fear of the Lord, and for Continue Reading

Future Day of Judgment

Job 21:25-27, 30-32 And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure. They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them Behold I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me. That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? They shall be brought forth to the day of wrath. Who shall declare his way to his face? And who shall repay him what he hath Continue Reading

Coming of The Messiah / The End of Gentile World Power

Daniel 7:1, 13 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head as he lay upon his bed. Then he wrote down the dream, and told the gist of the matter. I saw in the night visions, and behold, on the clouds of heavens cam One like a Son of man, and He came to the Ancient of days and was presented before Him. [The Amplified Bible]. “This chapter, in its matter as well as its position in the central part Continue Reading

The End of All Things

Isaiah 24:1 [read entire chapter for context] Behold, the Lord will make the land and the earth empty, and make it waste, and turn it upside down – twist the face of it – and scatter abroad its inhabitants. [Amplified Bible]. “The prophet transports himself in spirit to the end of all things. He describes the destruction of the world. He sees, however, that this destruction will be gradually accomplished. He here depicts the first scene: the Continue Reading

World Warned of Coming Judgments

Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing without revealing His secret to His servants the prophets. God has always warned the world of coming judgments, in order that it may not bring them upon itself. He warned Noah of the coming flood, Abraham and Lot of the future destruction of Sodom, told Joseph of the seven years famine, Moses of the ten plagues on Egypt, Jonah of the destruction of Ninevah, Amos of the downfall of Syria, Continue Reading

Lying Spirit of Falsehood – False Prophets

Micah 2:11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people. A lying spirit of falsehood and deceit, not the Holy Spirit [v11] . Other prophets have spoken of this kind - false prophets. In Ezekiel: Woe unto the foolish prophets that walk after their own spirit and have seen nothing [Ezek. 13:3]. In Jeremiah: The prophets Continue Reading

Matthew 24:1-3; Signs of the Times: Awful Predictions; The Beginning of Intolerable Anguish

Matthew 24 Brief Introduction Christ's preaching was mostly practical; but, in this chapter, we have a prophetical discourse, a prediction of things to come; such however as had a practical tendency, and was intended, not to gratify the curiosity of his disciples, but to guide their consciences and conversations, and it is therefore concluded with a practical application. The church has always had particular prophecies, besides general Continue Reading