If Isaiah 17 is about Syria today, then America is Babylon or Assyria. If Isaiah 17 is not about al-Assad, Obama and Netanyahu, what is it for us today?
The Old Testament prophets and the New Testament writers did not forget America.They were not even concerned about America. They were concerned only with the election, calling, justification and glorification of God’s people.
“This is the story of two radio and television prophets: one an 81-year-old host of 700 Club, the other a 90-year-old owner of Family Radio.”
Is prayer an act of worship directed to a particular deity, or is its value psychotherapeutic, to “find solace and healing,” “relief and repose,” and to “cope with the loss of loved ones”?
It is the height of American arrogance to claim that 9/11 was a wake-up call for the church, as if the United States is God’s holy people, and God is only concerned about Americans.
I donâ€™t want to be left behind in all this excitement about the unfolding of prophecy right before our eyes on CNN and CBN, so I say, â€œMe, too!â€ Are dispensationalists the only ones who keep revising their prophecies? So hereâ€™s an update of two old posts regarding how Biblical prophecy must be interpreted.
Recent events in the Middle East, however, has some of the most popular â€œprophetsâ€ thinking about Libyaâ€™s Moamar Gadaffy as the newest candidate. But what proof do they have? I have the more solid evidence…
Our text concerns the sixth seal, in which demonic forces assemble at the place called Armageddon. Two great forces, Satanic forces and Godâ€™s holy people, meet here for the final battle on the great day of God. And like the persecuted Christians in the first century, we who are Christâ€™s soldiers are warned to watch and always be prepared for this God-appointed battle.
Ezekiel 38-39 is a prophecy of the Assyrian invasion of Israel in the 8th century B. C., and this invasion is typological–a foreshadow–of the great persecution of Christians by unbelievers throughout this present age until Christ returns.
Really? If Moses were alive today, he would have died laughing at the “Intercessors for the Philippines,” a group of Filipinos so gullible to the deception of Cindy Jacobs, a well-known false prophet.
In Revelation 9:1-11 we read of locusts that come out of the abyss. If we try to over-interpret, weâ€™ll end up saying these are Apache helicopters, with the teeth being .50 caliber machine guns, the hair being the fire out of the exhaust pipe, the breast-plates being the titanium armor, and the tails being tomahawk missiles. This misses the point entirely as this vision had meaning for the first-century believer.
I happened to listen to a shocking tidbit that proudly said, â€œDo you know that the Philippines is in the Bible?â€ Then it quoted Isaiah 24:15. How does the Philippines figure in this verse?