He led Captivity Captive

Psalm 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive; thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them. [Dake]. This was fulfilled when Christ descended into hell and captured all the righteous souls held captive by the devil against their will [Ps. 16:10; Matt. 12:40; Heb. 2:14-15]. When He ascended on high He led these captives captive [v18: Eph. Continue Reading

The hope of future bliss

“As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.” Psalm 17:15 Suggested Further Reading: Revelation 7:13-17 He will be satisfied, the Psalmist says, when he wakes up in God’s likeness. Satisfaction! This is another joy for the Christian when he shall enter heaven. Here we are never thoroughly satisfied. True, the Christian is satisfied from himself; he has that within which is a Continue Reading

Thoughts on the last battle

“The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:56,57 Suggested Further Reading: Psalm 116 While the Bible is one of the most poetical of books, though its language is unutterably sublime, yet we must remark how constantly it is true to nature. There is no straining of a fact, no glossing over a truth. However dark may be the Continue Reading

Dying the Death of the Righteous

Numbers 23:10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his! [Dake A.R.B.] Balaam’s request was never granted, and he, himself determined this by loving the wages of unrighteousness and by selling out his relationship with God for riches and honor. He had the wonderful opportunity of proving true to God and of dying the death of the Continue Reading

The False Gospel Of Moralism

From Prophecy News Watch.Com Heaven, the abode of God, a place of bliss and serenity, is the final destination desired by many. 81% of respondents in a poll conducted by Barna Research group, say they expect to go to Heaven when they die. When asked, how you get to go to heaven, many people reply, “Be a good person, “and “Do good deeds.” Recently, former New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg asserted he has little doubt about what awaits Continue Reading

The Certainty of Death

Proverbs 8:6-8 6 Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him. 7 For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be? 8 There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it. Solomon had said (v. 5) Continue Reading

I shall rise again

“But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.” 1 Corinthians 15:35-38 Suggested Further Reading: Luke 21:25-33 The seasons Continue Reading

Where Saints Spend Eternity

Psalm 37:29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. The modern church theory that saints are to spend eternity in heaven is no where taught in scripture. All saints will be translated and will stay in heaven until they come back with Christ at His 2nd Advent [Zech. 14:5; Jude 14]. Then they will reign on earth with Christ [Rev. 20:4-10] but continue to live in the New Jerusalem in heaven until it is moved from Continue Reading

He led Captivity Captive

Psalm 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive; thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them. [Dake]. This was fulfilled when Christ descended into hell and captured all the righteous souls held captive by the devil against their will [Ps. 16:10; Matt. 12:40; Heb. 2:14-15]. When He ascended on high He led these captives captive [v18: Eph. Continue Reading

The resurrection of the dead

“There shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.” Acts 24:15 Suggested Further Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:35-44 There are some faint glimmerings in men of reason which teach that the soul is something so wonderful that it must endure for ever. But the resurrection of the dead is quite another doctrine, dealing not with the soul, but with the body. The doctrine is that this actual body in which I now exist is to live Continue Reading