Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Revelation is not a Prophetic Book!??

The Wrath To Come Matthew 3:7-8

I am still flabbergasted at that Lutheran Woman's contention that the Biblical Prophets did not foretell the future and that the book of Revelation is not a prophetic book revealing the undiluted wrath ofGod being poured out on a God-hating, rebellious world.

I must admit I'm also a bit baffled, because her Bio (contained in the book description) claims she is both a Lutheran minister and a theologian, then a few paragraphs down from her bio, the statement is found which reads,"she makes no claim to have a background in theology"(?!!).

I suppose she's a theologian when it suits her, and then not a theologian when that suits her--and she has no shame what-so-ever about lying about it when that suits her as well. Well, enough of that.

I will contend that the Biblical prophets certainly did foretell the future and that the Revelation is a prophetic look at the wrath (of God) that is "to come."

John (the Baptist) made no bones about the fact that wrath was coming (Matthew 3:7). He elaborated on this a few verses furtherdown (in verses :11-12). John knew what he was talking about, and Jesus backed him up on it in Luke 21:26 (where he said,"pray that you may be counted worthy to escape these things).

As for the Revelation not being a prophetic book, the very first verse in the book itself refutes that absurd claim--" show his servants things which must shortly "come to pass...."

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Wrath "to Come" Revelation 12:12

12:12 Revelation: The Wrath to Come

Woe to the inhabiters of the earth andof the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

The wrath the inhabitants of the earth will be subjected to during The Great Tribulation will come from more than one source.

In Revelation chapter six, we see a reference to the “wrath of the Lamb.”

In Revelation chapter fourteen, we see a reference to the “wrath of God.”

In addition to these things, each of which in and of themselves, are legitimate things to fear and avoid at all costs, in Revelation 12:12, we see the inhabiters of the earth and sea informed that these woes will be compounded by the fact that the wrath of Satan will be added into the mix.

John the Baptist was prophet who had real insight into, and understanding of, the Old Testament prophecies concerning the events of the “wrath to come.” He understood the almost absolute devastation of the earth and human population it would cause. We see that in Matthew chapter 3 verse 7.

Paul understood these things as well and, in 1 Thessalonians 1:10, was praising God that the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, not only to saves our souls from hell but also to delivers us from the “wrath to come.”

There is no doubt that Paul and John the Baptist were both referencing the events that are described so vividly in The Revelation.

Jesus confirms this in his statement seen in Luke 21:34-36 where he emphatically gives warning to “…pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

Jesus said again, in The Revelation chapter 3 that he would keep those who keep his word from (out of) the hour of temptation (trial) that was coming upon all the world.

Don’t wait, if you know all is not well with your soul, make it right. Turn to Jesus who is reaching out to you. Repent of the unbelief that will steal your soul for eternity. Romans 10:9-10 & 13 promises salvation to all who call upon the name of the Lord believing that Jesus Christ is his risen son.

2 Corinthians 6:2 says now is the accepted time, now is day of salvation.

Acts 2:38 says:
Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Awana & the fast growing apostasy of contemplative spirituality

Below is a portion of a report from Lighthouse Trails Research Project. Many would wonder why such a report would find its way onto a blog dedicated to Bible Prophecy when the subject matter seens completely unrelated. But it is not. One of the specifuc signs of the latter times found in scripture is a general apostasy, a turning away from the truth and an embracing of fables and doctrines of devils (1 Timothy 4:1 ). The Awana program for children appears to be doing exactly that. Please read the information in the links below for complete details.

From the Lighthouse:
"Some people may not understand why we write this report about Awana. After all, they have done many wonderful things for children. But that is the very reason we do issue this report - we do not want to see Awana sell out to the fast growing apostasy of contemplative spirituality and the New Age; and because we care about children, we speak up. With more and more public schools teaching kids to meditate and do yoga (Yogi Baba Prem says there is no such thing a "Christian Yoga") and with more and more Christian schools bringing in emerging leaders like Rob Bell(through his Noomas and his book Velvet Elvis ), millions of children are now placed in harm's way by learning meditative techniques that will possibly take them into altered states and demonic realms. We hope Awana leadership will reconsider their position on contemplative/ spiritual formation for the sake of children and their parents. And if you have children in the program, please use prayerful discernment in light of these new developments... Read the entire article"

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Them That Were Beheaded....

Revelation 20:4: "...and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus..."

Lest anyone think the Holy Scriptures are out of step with the times, a simple glance at the headlines are sufficient to correct that misconception. I do not think the resurgence of beheadings we are seeing today are unrelated to Bible Prophecy, as that will be the fate of those who choose not to follow the Man of Sin when his time comes.

Police kill 7 accused of beheadings in Kenya
The Star, July 03, 2007 Edition 1
Nairobi - Kenyan police have raided an initiation ceremony for an outlawed gang accused in a string of beheadings, sparking a gunbattle that killed seven suspects... click here to read entire article