Saturday, November 12, 2016

Hosea 8:7

They sow the wind, and so they will reap the whirlwind! The stalk does not have any standing grain; it will not produce any flour. Even if it were to yield grain, foreigners would swallow it all up. (Hosea 8:7)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Transform Them into His Majestic Warhorse (Zechariah 10:3)

For the household gods [televisions, computers, iphones, etc.] have spoken wickedness, the soothsayers [media personalities] have seen a lie, and as for the dreamers [gurus, commentators], they have disclosed emptiness and give comfort in vain. Therefore the people set out like sheep and become scattered because they have no shepherd. I am enraged at the shepherds [some priests, a few bishops and cardinals] and will punish the lead-goats [presidents, elite, etc.]. For the LORD who rules over all has brought blessing to his flock, the house of Judah, and will transform them into his majestic warhorse. From him will come the cornerstone [Jesus], the wall peg [Great Monarch], the battle bow, and every ruler. And they will be like warriors trampling the mud of the streets in battle. They will fight, for the LORD will be with them, and will defeat the enemy cavalry. (Zechariah 10:3, NET version)

Link to Kindle Book

Here is a link to my kindle book.  It is a new edition of a few articles I originally posted here.  I basically just wanted a new format and platform.  It's 99 cents or free depending on your setup.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Main Roman Road Connecting the Seven Churches of Asia

It is not clear why these seven were chosen to represent the whole church, though they are connected by being located on the main Roman road at intervals of about thirty or forty miles. ---(M. Eugene Boring, Revelation, p. 87)
The arrangement of the cities is geographically significant: the seven all lay on a main Roman road and formed a circuit, starting from Ephesus, the nearest to Patmos. (John Sweet, Revelation, John Sweet, p. 78)

That all seven cities chosen by Jesus to prophetically model the Church, were connected by a main Roman road is of great significance. This signifies that the whole Church on Earth, passing from generation to generation is unified, connected, and continued without fail by the Bishop of Rome, the Successor of Saint Peter, also called the Pope.  The Angel of each Church serves as a moniker, a collective noun, for every single Pope who led for the duration of each respective Church.  

The geographical circuit, starting with Ephesus and ending in Laodicea, prophetically mimics the full circle the Church will voyage from the First Coming of Jesus culminating in his Ascension to his Return, as well as conclusion in which God will wrap up world, even this Earth as we know it so to create a New Earth.        

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Beast (Antichrist) is a Man ... His Number is Figurative For???

Some words of the Sacred Script are to be taken literally and others figuratively. This verse from Revelation is a great example. The Beast and his number is a figurative name and symbol given to a literal man, a certain man who will arise, presumably, in our future. His number calls for calculation or a solution, i.e. it has to be figured out by one who has wisdom.

Here is scope for ingenuity. Let people of shrewd intelligence calculate the number of the Wild Beast; for it indicates a certain man, and his number is 666. (Weymouth New Testament)

The best interpretation I've seen so far is from Conte's The Bible and the Future of the World. He thinks the number represents the first, middle, and surname's of Antichrist. Each will be six letters long. He also notes that some Bible versions passed down to us have 616, and that this is providential for it hints that the middle initial is abbreviated like some do in these modern times.

Kindle Cover

I edited and formatted my Seven Churches of Asia & White Horse and Rider articles into a Kindle Book.  It will be free in all countries except U.S. where I had to charge 99 cents.  Here is the cover: