Tagged Prophecy

God’s Prophets

Many are named in the Bible.  The greatest among men was John, the Baptist, perhaps because he best prepared the people for Yeshua’s appearance and was closest to Him.  Anything which is more closely related to Yeshua is greater than other things, because Yeshua is supreme over all creation. (Col. 1: 18).  You could invent the cure for cancer, a perpetual motion engine or wings that enabled men to fly like a bird, but these would be insignificant to the person of Yeshua Messiah.  The prophets and patriarchs were given vision, faith, and insight to see the Messiah thousands of…

The Death Sentence

There are two people in the Bible who did not die.  Do you know their names?  Enoch and Elijah, both were taken by God. Enoch was simply taken, “When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah.  After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters.  Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years.  Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.” (Genesis 5: 21-24).  This is the account of Elijah, “When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha,…

The Inevitable Future

God is interested in His people, those who believe, because He opened their eyes and redeemed them through the blood of His only Son.  The prince angel Michael is assigned to protect God’s people. (Dan. 12: 1).  The Hebrew prophets recount God’s messages regarding the future.  Numerous prophets foretell great trouble, natural disasters, and times of distress in the last days, as well as the Revelation given to John the Apostle.  Daniel is told, “There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then.”  There were terrible events before the nations…

The Revelation

Someone said something to me and I assumed I understood, until I saw what they actually meant.  I was given a message that made sense, but it was not specific or in context, so my understanding was incomplete.  I could have speculated about various details and meanings of the message, but a complete picture would have to wait until the event transpired.  When what was said was put in its full context its accuracy can be established. This process is like prophetic revelation.  Prophecy is a foretelling of things yet to come.  Revelation means to be revealed over a period…

Holy Spirit Basics, Part II

The gift of speaking in tongues is a lesser gift, (1 Cor. 14:5) but it seems to create more debate than any.  Nevertheless scripture says, “…do not forbid speaking in tongues.” (1 Cor. 14:39).  Also, “If anyone speaks in a tongue, two—or at the most three—should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret.” (1 Cor. 14:27). The Apostle Paul said, “I speak in tongues more than all of you…” (1 Cor. 14:18).  But he qualified this by stressing that it was mental understanding that brings encouragement