The great trumpet shall be blown

From Koinonia House **MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK** And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem. Isaiah 27:13 KJV Continue Reading

Jerusalem the Throne of the LORD

From Koinonia House **MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK** At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart. Jeremiah 3:17 KJV Continue Reading

Jewish activists planning Temple Mount ascent

From JPost A group of activists dedicated to bringing Jews to the Temple Mount told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday that they were hoping to see hundreds of participants take part in a planned "mass pilgrimage" to the site scheduled for Thursday morning in honor of Hannuka, which celebrates the rededication of the Second Temple after it was recovered from Hellenist Greeks more than 2,000 years ago. The pilgrimage, which will include guided Continue Reading

Joel 3:18-21; Judgments and Mercies; Promises to the Church; “No strength nor wealth of a nation is a defence against the judgment of God;” Note, The innocent blood of God’s people is very precious to Him, and not a drop of it shall be shed but it shall be reckoned for; In the last day of this earth, which has been filled with violence against the people of God, shall be made a desolation, when it and all the works therein shall be burnt up; And, sooner or later, the oppressors and persecutors of God’s Israel shall be brought down and laid in the dust, nay, they will at length be brought down and laid in the flames; Note, though the refining and reforming of the Church is work that goes on slowly, and still there is something we complain of that is not cleansed, yet there is a day coming when every thing that is amiss shall be amended, and the church shall be all fair, and no spot, no stain in here; and we must wait for that day; The Church of Christ shall continue in the world to the End of Time. B.C. 720

Judgments and Mercies; Promises to the Church. B. C. 720. Joel 3:18-21 18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.   19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for Continue Reading

Zechariah 14:16-21; Evangelical Predictions; Threatenings and Promises; Encouraging Prospects; A gospel-way of worship being set up in the church; In the object of our worship; In the ordinance of our worship; In the Mediator of our worship; In the time of it; we must be constant; Note, Those who think themselves least indebted to, and depending on, the mercy of heaven, cannot therefore think themselves guarded against the justice of Heaven; It does not follow that those who can live without rain can therefore live without God; for not the heavens only, but all other creatures, are that to us that God makes them to be, and no more; nor can any man’s way of living enable him to set light by the judgments of God. B.C. 500

Evangelical Predictions; Threatenings and Promises; Encouraging Prospects. B. C. 500. Zechariah 14:16-21 16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.   17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem Continue Reading

Zechariah 14:8-15; Blessings Promised to the Church; Judgments Threatened; “And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth; and so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague;” Note, The inferior creatures often suffer for the sin of man and in his plagues. B.C. 500

Blessings Promised to the Church; Judgments Threatened. B. C. 500. Zechariah 14:8-15 8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.   9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.   10 All the land shall be turned as a Continue Reading

Zechariah 14:1-7; Persecution of the Church; Judgments and Mercies; Encouraging Prospects; The gates of hell are here threatening the church and yet not prevailing; The power of Heaven appears here for the church and against the enemies of it; “But it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.” B.C. 500

Z E C H A R I A H. CHAPTER 14 Divers things were foretold, in the two foregoing chapters, which should come to pass "in that day;" this chapter speaks of a "day of the Lord that cometh," a day of his judgment, and ten times in the foregoing chapters, and seven times in this, it is repeated, "in that day;" but what that day is that is here meant is uncertain, and perhaps will be so (as the Jews speak) till Elias comes; whether it refer to Continue Reading

Zechariah 13:1-6; Evangelical Predictions; The Destruction of False Prophets; Behold the Lamb of God taking away the sin of the world, the sin of the church, 1 John 3:5; False Prophecy shall be brought to an end; When God designs the silencing of the false prophets He banishes the unclean spirit out of the land; The pretenders had appeared in the habit of true prophets; but, to their folly being now made manifest, they shall lay it aside, no more to deceive and impose upon unthinking unwary people by it. B.C. 500

Z E C H A R I A H. CHAPTER 13 In this chapter we have, I. Some further promises relating to gospel-times. Here is a promise of the remission of sins (ver. 1), of the reformation of manners (ver. 2), and particularly of the convicting and silencing of false prophets, ver. 2-6. II. A clear prediction of the sufferings of Christ and the dispersion of his disciples thereupon (ver. 7), of the destruction of the greater part of the Jewish Continue Reading

Zechariah 8:1-8; Encouraging Prospects Part 1; God promises that Jerusalem shall be restored, reformed, replenished, that the country shall be rich, and the affairs of the nation shall be successful, their reputation retrieved; They shall neither be detained by the nations among whom they sojourn nor shall they incorporate with them; “but I will save them,” will separate them, and will bring them to their own land again. B.C. 517

Z E C H A R I A H. CHAPTER 8 The work of ministers is rightly to divide the word of truth and to give every one his portion. So the prophet is here instructed to do, in the further answer he gives to the case of conscience proposed about continuing the public fasts. His answer, in the foregoing chapter, is by way of reproof to those that were disobedient and would not obey the truth. But here he is ordered to change his voice, and to speak Continue Reading