Smyrna – Persecuted and poor, but rich Revelation 2:8-11 “8 And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: ‘The words of the first and the last, who died and came to life. 9 I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich) and the slander of those who say that theyContinue reading “Seven Letters to Seven Churches“
Introduction and Ephesus Introduction Christ’s message to the Seven churches “John to the seven churches that are in Asia” (Rev. 1:4) As the leader of the Asian church, John was targeted by Roman authorities under the Emperor Domitian and exiled to Patmos (Rev. 1:9). Christian tradition holds that Domitian (AD 81–96) had John boiled inContinue reading “Seven Letters to Seven Churches“
Introduction A dominant theme in both of Paul’s letters to the Thessalonian church is End Times’ prophecy. In the first letter, Paul primarily answers the question of whether believers who have died will be reunited with those who are still alive at the time of the rapture (1 Thess. 4:13-18), and Paul instructs them concerningContinue reading “2 Thessalonians“
The Olivet Discourse Part 2: Matthew 24:12–51 The love of many will grow cold – Matthew 24:12 “12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold”. Once again, just as with the list of catastrophes covered in part 1, there will always be lawlessness. However, the last days will seeContinue reading “Matthew 24“
The Olivet Discourse Part 1: Matthew 24:1-11 Introduction Matthew 24:1 – 25:46, is termed the Olivet Discourse (speaking authoritatively on a subject) as it takes place on the side of the Mount of Olives overlooking the Temple Mount. It is the last of five discourses of Jesus that is recorded by Matthew, and arises becauseContinue reading “Matthew 24“
Antichrist, Resurrection, and the Last Days Daniel 11:36-12:13 Introduction From the end of verse 35 of Daniel chapter 11 there is a distinct shift in focus, the prophecies that concerned the Ptolemies and the Seleucids cease. The prophecies from verse 36 move to the last days of Antiochus IV Epiphanes, and to what will beContinue reading “Daniel Chapter 12“
The Kings of the North and South Daniel 10:1-11:35 Introduction In this presentation there will be a concentrated focus on history, which will not be light reading, but must be seen as very important extra Biblical knowledge. A close study of the detailed prophecy in this section of work will show an amazing connection withContinue reading “Daniel Chapter 10-11“
Daniel’s Seventy Weeks Daniel 9:20-27 Introduction Daniel 9:20-27 holds great value for the student of prophecy, providing critical information that is key to understanding the Last Day’s events, and providing clarity to prophecies in the book of Revelation. The eight verses are difficult to interpret, and have led to a number of divergent interpretations, whichContinue reading “Daniel Chapter 9 (Part 2)“
Daniel’s Prayer of Intercession Daniel 9:1-19 Introduction In Christian bookstores around the world there will be a section dedicated to books on prayer, it is a popular subject. Many Christians seeking to develop a deeper relationship with God through prayer, will scan the numerous titles wondering which of the authors will best suit their needs.Continue reading “Daniel Chapter 9 (Part 1)“
A Vision of a Ram and a Goat Daniel: 8:1-27 Daniel’s Dream of a Ram and Goat: (Daniel 8: 1-8) Daniel 8 focuses on a vision which outlines the course of two empires of the relatively near future for Daniel. This vision of Daniel’s is dated about 550 BC, close to eleven years before theContinue reading “Daniel Chapter 8“
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