Jacob, The Prodigal Son?

I have spent time – probably too much time – discussing eschatology with every form of eschatology that is out there, and one thing has become clear:

Everyone claims that the children of Jacob need to be punished.

The Jews have suffered unspeakable persecution and suffering for two thousand years, yet most Christians believe that this isn’t enough. Most say that the Great Tribulation is the punishment of Israel. A few claim that they are tossed into the Millennium, while we rule over them. Others say that the Jews had their chance, and they don’t get a second one.

I am appalled at this.

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A Prophecy Database

I have been working on a project for a few months that categorizes all the prophecies spoken by God through the prophets. The initial stage of this project is complete, and I am now getting ready to take a section of this database public.

I have been working against the clock on this, due to my uncertainty over how my Leukemia will progress. Praise God that this burden has been lifted from my shoulders, so I feel like I will be able to finish all phases of this project.

Details below.

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Dear Infidels: A Warning to America

This brought back memories that I didn’t really want to relive. Like how you can tell the difference between a bomb and a sonic boom. When you hear three ambulance sirens, that it’s a terrorist attack. What an Apache helicopter sounds like, when it’s hovering over your apartment. Or when you are sitting in bed while the Tanzim militia are shooting up your neighborhood.

That was the Second Intifada, and the West isn’t ready for when it begins in Europe and then starts burning down the United States. And yes, that is exactly what’s going to happen, unless something changes.

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Conclusions About Daniel – A Biblical Overview Of Daniel, Part 12

Daniel is one of the most unusual prophets of the Hebrew Scriptures, and the prophecies that God gave him are also unique. Three prophecies have been completely fulfilled. We are actually living in two of prophecies right now. And, two prophecies have been broken in half, with the first part fulfilled and the second part to be fulfilled when the Antichrist rises.

In fact, Daniel is the only prophet who actually speaks about the person of the Antichrist. And outside of Daniel, only Isaiah and Zechariah make any reference to the Great Tribulation.

This makes Daniel a VERY unique book.

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Daniel 12 – A Biblical Overview Of Daniel, Part 11

Daniel 12 is the capstone that tells us how to interpret Daniel 11:21-45. It tells us when the Resurrection will be. It tells us that some in the kingdom of God will suffer shame and everlasting contempt in the First Resurrection – just as Jesus told us in His parables. It also tells us how long the Great Tribulation will be.

This is why chapter 12 is a vital part of End Times prophecy. It neutralizes false eschatology. It shows us the direction that we should be looking.

Unfortunately, there are many who do not wish to understand Daniel 12, for it demolishes their carefully crafted idol that they have created by twisting the words of God into something that He does not say.

Also, a special note for those with CLL.

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Daniel 11b – A Biblical Overview Of Daniel, Part 10

Last week we went into the part of Daniel 11 that is completely historical. Up until verse 20, everything fit perfectly with the historical record. Verses 21 through 24 appeared to fit with the rise of Antiochus IV Epiphanes. But, from verse 25 onwards, we began to see that this prophecy isn’t about Antiochus.

Of course, we knew that this would happen because Daniel 11 is a warning about the coming of the Antichrist. So, there would need to be differences between Antiochus and the Antichrist.

But, why are there similarities?

As Isaiah 28:13 says, so that the rebellious would “…fall backward, and be broken And snared and caught.”

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Daniel 11a – A Biblical Overview Of Daniel, Part 9

For those of you who want to know what the time of the Antichrist will be like, Daniel 11 will be one of the most important chapters for you to read. It shows a world that is not like the one that we live in now. It talks about kings that do not yet exist. And, while we see some similarities with Antiochus IV Epiphanes, we’ll see that Daniel 11 is not talking about him.

This will be the first part of this discussion, and we will finish – Lord Willing – next week.

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Daniel 10 – A Biblical Overview Of Daniel, Part 8

Daniel 10 is the introduction to the last prophecy given to Daniel. And, in many respects this vision is the most important one, because it shows us an Israel that has been Redeemed, who the Antichrist is, what the conditions are like in the Land of Israel, how long the Great Tribulation is, and when the Resurrection occurs.

All of that is a powerful message to end the Book of Daniel with. And, it’s even more powerful because Jesus told us to pay attention to it, and we aren’t.

So, let’s look at the beginning.

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Daniel 9 – A Biblical Overview of Daniel, Part 7

Daniel 9 is maybe the most important chapter in the Bible, for it lays down the timing of the coming of our Lord and Savior – and His sacrifice upon the Cross. And maybe that is why it is one of the most fought-over passages.

Part of the problem lies in bad translations and a poor command of Hebrew. Another comes from well-meaning pronouncements by good brothers in Christ that were in error, mistakes that would be used by others to create even greater errors.

The vast majority of these errors were honest attempts at the truth. So, let’s make an honest attempt at getting Daniel 9 right.

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Things I Got Wrong – Mea Culpa

We all get things wrong. All of us. The question is whether we will admit our errors. And, I can’t remember when a pastor or Bible teacher ever admitted an error. Maybe my memory is bad, but I have no memory of that ever happening.

That’s wrong.

Why?

Because it is literally impossible for a pastor or Bible teacher to never be wrong. And, it’s the number one reason why we must all be experts in the Word of God, so that we can challenge error in our teachers and pastors.

So, let’s talk about a few of my own errors.

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