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Baptism In The Spirit: The Experience

Baptism in the Spirit On the day of Pentecost two separate groups received the Baptism in the Spirit, numbering 120 (Ac. 1:14) and 3,000 (Ac. 2:38-41). The First Group (Ac. 1:14) were followers of Jesus from the days of John the Baptist to His resurrection (Ac. 1:21-22). A sound from heaven like rushing wind filled

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Lordship Salvation

Lordship Salvation by Pastor John MacArthur

What follows is from the Grace Community Church Distinctive on Lordship Salvation . It was adapted from John MacArthur’s material on the topic of lordship salvation, and serves as an excellent introduction to the subject. The gospel that Jesus proclaimed was a call to discipleship, a call to follow Him in submissive obedience, not just

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predestination

Predestination unto Salvation: Was Divine Election Conditional or Unconditional?

Predestination unto Salvation: Was Divine Election Conditional or Unconditional? The apostle Paul seems to say Election is unconditional (“not of ourselves”) but the apostle Peter contradicts writing “to the … Elect according to the foreknowledge[1] of God”, implying something in them determined their election: For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that

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lazarus and the rich man

Lazarus and the Rich Man: Can the Rich Man Repent and be Saved?

Some dismiss Christ’s story of Lazarus and the Rich man as a parable with no relation to reality. But parables always have relation to reality. For example, in the Luke 15:3-7 parable: the “hundred sheep” relate to “one hundred persons”; “the lost sheep who is found” to “the one sinner who repents”; the “friends and

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eternal torment

Does the Lake of Fire Symbolize Eternal Torment for all cast into it?

Does the Lake of Fire Symbolize Eternal Torment for all cast into it? When “Death and Hades” are cast into the lake of fire” they are destroyed (1 Cor. 15:26), but the Devil, Beast and False Prophet receive eternal torment (Rev. 20:10). These different fates require the symbolism of a consuming fire that cannot be

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God's plan

Jesus Preached to the Dead

Jesus preached to the dead 5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. 6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the

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elect in hell

Elect in Hell Rise On Judgment Day?

Why are there Elect in Hell on Judgment Day? Only those whose Names are not found written in the Book of Life are cast into the Lake of Fire. Therefore,  some names of those in hell were written in the book. All written in the book of life are called “the Elect” in scripture. Therefore,

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Matthew 16:18

Jesus’ Janus Parallelism on PETROS in Matthew 16:18

In Matthew 16 18 Simon Peter’s name in Greek is Petros. According to Oscar Cullmann, Dalman, Billerbeck[1] to name a few, in Jesus’ day there was in Aramaic a Jewish proper name[2] meaning “firstborn” that when transliterated into Greek is spelled petros. . According to Markus Bockmuehl its currency has been confirmed[3]. I propose the

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End Times Timeline and End Time Events

End Times Timeline

The End Times are coming soon. What will it be like? Learn what events will deceive the entire earth to protect yourself and your family from any harm. The End of the World takes seven-years. Moses and Elijah appear preaching in Jerusalem for 42 months (Rev. 11:3) until Antichrist slays them (Rev. 11:7). Then Antichrist

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ancient aliens

Do Ancient Aliens Appear in the Bible?

Are God and His angels Extraterrestrials? Ancient Alien Theory claims they are astronauts from another planet that primitive humans mistook for gods. Once a theory believed only by “tin foil hatters”, it is rapidly growing in acceptance since the US military released videos confirming UFOs exist: Some have found Ancient Alien Theory so compelling they

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nephilim

Nephilim Fallen Angels and the Sons of God

The Nephilim: Satan’s Fallen Angels 1 Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. 3 Then the LORD said,

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Image of the Beast

The Image of the Beast will be an Artificial Intelligence

Many nations make the image to the beast; therefore it cannot be a low tech idol. It is a “living” Artificial Intelligence able to defend itself, killing anyone who tries to disconnect. 14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the

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Revelation 13

Revelation 13:1 “I stood” versus “He stood”

13:1 And I stood (estathen) upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea (Rev 13:1) KJV Deleting “n” in estathen changes the meaning from “I [John] stood” to “he [the Dragon] stood”: 12:18 He stood (estathe) on the sand of the sea. 13:1 And I saw a

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spirits in prison

Who are the spirits in prison?

Who are these “spirits in prison” and what did Christ preach to them? For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits

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Covid 19

The War Between God and Satan: The Seven Bowls

The war between God and Satan unfolds rapidly as the seven bowls of God’s wrath are poured out. Followers of the Beast receive festering sores (Rev. 16:2). Seafood dies in a poisoned sea (Rev. 16:3). Drinking water becomes foul tasting blood (Rev. 16:4-7). 1 Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to

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judgment of fallen angels

Where Is The Judgment Of Fallen Angels?

Where is the judgment of fallen angels? The Judgment of fallen angels will certainly take place (Jude 6; 2 Pet. 2:4; Matt. 25:41) and saints will play a role judging them (1 Cor. 6:3), but scholars cannot agree where the judgment occurs in the Bible. I believe their methodology is flawed, that if we use

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things which must shortly come to pass

What did the apostle John reveal when he said: “It is the last hour”?

John saw the apostasy of miracle working schismatics leaving his church as fitting Christ’s description of the End Time falling away (Mt. 7:22-23; 24:11-12; Mk. 13:22-23) and writes “it is the last hour”. What did John mean? Was he speaking chronologically or did he thereby illustrate to every generation the nature and character of the

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little horn in daniel

The Little Horn in Daniel with the Big Mouth

The little horn in Daniel with the Big Mouth At first read the little horn in Daniel chapters 7 and 8 seem to refer to different people: The “little horn” in Daniel 7:7 rises from the Revived Roman Empire; The “little horn” in Daniel 8:9 rises from the eastern division of the Grecian Empire (Antioch

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ancient aliens

The Antichrist: His Names Titles and Descriptions

The Antichrist will appear in the guise of Christ, to oppose Christ. Paul called him the “Son of Destruction” which implies a Jewish-Christian miracle worker evangelist. His name is Adonikam and he will rise from obscurity near the ancient city of Antioch, modern Turkey. He is from ancient Nineveh, the outskirts of Mosul Iraq. The

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multiverse

In Him The Meta-Universe Holds Together: The TELEIOS MEROS Multiverse

Meta-Universe: “A ‘universe of universes’; an assembly of universes, considered as a whole.”-Oxford English Dictionary. The multiverse is a hypothetical group of multiple universes. Together, these universes comprise everything that exists: the entirety of space, time, matter, energy, information, and the physical laws and constants that describe them. The different universes within the multiverse are

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666 meaning

Adonikam is the Name of the Beast having 666 meaning

Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six (Rev. 13:18 KJV) Many insist we use Gematria (substituting letters for numbers) to solve the riddle of 666 meaning, although they cannot point to

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biblical angels

Angels Are Physical Beings

Biblical Angels are physical not spirits. For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Eph. 6:12 RSV) In 1 Corinthians 13 Paul groups in threes: 8) prophecy, tongues, knowledge;

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Scripture Test The Spirits (1 John 4:18)

Test The Spirits in Dreams Visions Abductions

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.(1 Jn. 4:1 NKJ) When John says, “do not believe every spirit” is he saying 1.) Do not believe every spirit speaking through a prophet; 2.) do not believe every spirit-inspired

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things which must shortly come to pass

Things which must shortly come to pass

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass (ἃ δεῖ γενέσθαι ἐν τάχει). (Rev. 1:1 KJV) The definite time (2540 καιρός kairos) in which the Day of the Lord occurs is always spatially “near” (Rev. 1:3; 22:6), about to burst through

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closed up

Words are closed up and sealed

Words are closed up and sealed In Daniel 12:4 the angel commands the preservation of the words of the vision by closing and sealing the book. Once the original is preserved from changes, unclosed and unsealed copies are made for study (Jer. 32:9-12). “Many will go here and there [throughout the earth looking for answers

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witch of Endor

Did the Witch of Endor raise Samuel or Satan?

Did the Witch of Endor raise Samuel or Satan in 1 Samuel 28:1-25? The fascinating story of the medium at Endor… has been the subject of intense debate since the earliest times: “Was the woman actually able to raise up the righteous dead (i.e., Satan having power over the saints) or was her craft one

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armadeddon meaning

Riddle of Armageddon Meaning Solved: Solution Hiding in Plain Sight

Riddle of Armageddon Meaning Solved: Solution Hiding in Plain Sight. Ἅρ Μαγεδών. No convincing interpretation has as yet been given of this phrase, which should probably be translated “the mountains of Megiddo.” The city Megiddo was notable as the scene where Barak and Deborah overthrew the forces of Sisera by “the waters of Megiddo” (Judg.

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predestination

Preaching to the Dead (Postmortem Evangelism)

Postmortem Evangelism: Billions died without Christ. Has death separated them from the love of God? “No”, says Paul the apostle: For I am persuaded that neither death nor life… shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rom. 8:38-39 NKJ) The Gospel must be preached

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how to be saved

The Interpretation of Matthew 24:1-31

This interpretation of Matthew 24 is focused on the “end of the age” fulfillment of Christ’s prophecy, not the 70 A.D. destruction of the Temple or Bar Kokhba revolt that destroyed Israel as a nation until the 20th century. 3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately,

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star wars

Star Wars in Daniel

Star Wars in Daniel It grew so big it reached the army (06635 צָבָא tsaba’) of heaven, and it brought about the fall of some of the army (06635 צָבָא tsaba’) and some of the stars (03556 כּוֹכָב kowkab) to the ground, where it trampled them. (Dan. 8:10 NET) And I, Daniel, fainted and was

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cessation of tongues

Was the New Testament Church like a modern Pentecostal Church?

Was the New Testament Church like a modern Pentecostal Church? Former cessationist[1] Dr. Jack Deere believes “Yes” is the obvious answer: If you take a new convert, who prior to his conversion knew nothing about the history of Christianity or the New Testament, and you lock him in a room with a Bible for a

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1 Timothy 3:16 and II Thessalonians 2:7 - God Will Send a Strong Delusion

God Will Send [Permit] a Strong Delusion of spiritism Test the Earth

And for this reason God will send them strong (1753 ἐνέργεια energeia) delusion, that they should believe the lie, (2 Thess. 2:11 NKJ) God sends “the energy of delusion” so those who received not love of God’s Truth (the Bible) will believe “the BIG LIE” (2 Thess. 2:11-12), “Ancient Alien Theory” (aka Scientific Atheism) that

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wing of abominations

Is the Wing of Abominations in Daniel 9:27 a UFO?

What is the “wing of abominations” in Daniel 9:27? A literal rendering of the Hebrew text is, “And on the wing of abominations one who causes desolation [will come].”-Miller, S. R. (1994). Daniel (Vol. 18, pp. 272–273). Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers. “Abominations” usually refers to idols (Dt. 29:16; Jer. 7:30; 16:18; 32:34; Ezek. 5:11;

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Gog and Magog

Gog and Magog in Ezekiel and Revelation

Gog and Magog in the Book of Ezekiel are not the same Gog and Magog in the book of Revelation: 16 “You will come up against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover the land. It will be in the latter days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations

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Daniel's days

An Explanation of Daniel’s Days 1260, 1290, 1335, 2300

The Explanation of Daniel’s Days 1,260, 1,290, 1,335, 2,300 Days Assembling a Jigsaw Puzzle following an incorrect picture will leave some pieces that don’t fit anywhere. That analogy explains why Interpreters, trying to force Daniel’s Days fit the picture of a Third Temple in Jerusalem and Antiochus-like Abomination which ends Jewish Sacrifices, can’t make Daniel’s

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america in prophecy

Britain and America in Prophecy

Britain and America in prophecy Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. (Rev. 13:11 NKJ) John alludes to the book of Daniel in Revelation 13:1-2, the “beast-Empire” rises ‘from the sea of spiritism‘ just like in Daniel (Isa.

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1 Timothy 3:16 and II Thessalonians 2:7 - God Will Send a Strong Delusion

Have we not prophesied in your Name?

22 “Many will say to Me in that day,`Lord, Lord, have we not (προεφητεύσαμεν) prophesied in Your name, (ἐξεβάλομεν) cast out demons in Your name, and (ἐποιήσαμεν) done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 “And then I will declare to them,`I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (Matt. 7:22-23 NKJ) The

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The Grecian-Roman Empire with Seven Heads and Ten Horns

The monster having seven heads and ten horns (Rev. 13:1-5) is the last global government to rise in the seven-year end time “week” before the coming Kingdom of God. In the book of Daniel this is the fourth and last government beast to rise (Dan. 7:7). Because it is a Grecian version of the old

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cessation of tongues

The Cessation of Tongues compelled Paul write Tongues will cease

The cessation of tongues had begun and was disrupting the church, so the majority who did not  speak in tongues were about to forbid them. Paul commanded “forbid not to speak with tongues” (1 Cor. 14:39 KJV) explaining these special gifts were always destined to cease regardless how much one might desire them: 8 Love

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abomination of desolation

The Desolator is the Abomination of Desolation

The Abomination of Desolation: But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, [1] spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not[2], (let him that readeth understand,) [3] then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains: (Mar 13:14 KJV) Our translations obscure the difference in Greek, Jesus’ words match

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Pre-wrath rapture

The Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Church

Of the three established views on the Rapture, pre-, mid- and post-tribulation, only the “pre-wrath rapture” followed by angels gathering the elect from the four winds at Christ’s coming, harmonizes all the Biblical data. 1 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2

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sign of jesus' coming

The Sign of Jesus’ Coming will be an Opening in the Heavens

Both Matthew and Jesus refer to the sign of Jesus’ coming as a sign event, something people will see in heaven: Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign (4592 σημεῖον semeion) of Your

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Angels are cast out

Satan’s Angels are cast out of Heaven Twice?

Satan’s angels are cast out twice: Angels are cast out by Satan (Rev. 12:4), Satan and his angels are cast out by Michael (Rev. 12:9-11). The prophecy is “telescoped” skipping over the time separating the Flood of Noah’s Day and the End Time Seven Year “Week” revealed in the Apocalypse. As the Days of Noah

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Deadly Wound Was Healed When Babylon Rebuilt

Many interpret the “mortally wounded head” in (Rev. 13:3) and the “beast whose deadly wound was healed” (Rev. 13:12) as the same thing. But that ignores the different imagery and time frame wherein these wounds exist: The author switches from past [Rev. 13:1-11] to present tenses in Rev. 13:12–18, though apart from producing a more

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antichrist

The Two Phases of Antichrist: Man of Sin & Son of Destruction

The Antichrist has two phases. For 3.5 years he is the “Man of Sin” “false Christ” speaking through a mouth “like a lion” (2Th. 2:3. Rev. 13:2), then he opposes the historic definitions of God speaking blasphemies (Rev. 13:5) pompously exalting himself above them all as the “Son of Destruction” (2Th. 2:3-4) “Seed of Satan”

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The Seventy Weeks in Daniel 9 Explained

Daniel 9 24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Daniel 9 25

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Rapture Ready News - Helping You to be Rapture Ready

Rapture Ready News

Rapture Ready News educates making rapture ready. One way of doing this is by contrast, showing Bible examples where believing falsehood about the rapture of Christ led to disaster: 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall

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keys of the kingdom

Save Family and Friends using the keys of the Kingdom: Mt 16:18

From the perspective of timeless eternal God (Is. 57:15. 2 Pet. 3:8) Simon was “born again” when he confessed Jesus “is the Christ the Son of the living God (Mt. 16:16; 10:32; Rom. 10:8-9). Those truths are the keys of the kingdom. Jesus confirms this declaring Simon has been wonderfully “blessed” then likening him to

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four horsemen of the apocalypse

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse revealed Satan and his angels will deceive the world (Rev. 12:9) to fight God at Armageddon (Rev. 16:14-16). To achieve that end a radical shift in times and law (Dan. 7:25) must first occur. Only the threat of human extinction can make the world submit to his New World

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seven seals

Revelation 6 The Seven Seals

What the Seven Seals reveal: False Christ and false Gospel conquer the earth: And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. (Mat 24:4-5 compare Mk. 13:5-6; Lk. 21:8) And I saw, and behold a

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The Heavenly Angels God’s Army in Daniel 8:9-14

The Heavenly Angels God’s heavenly army in Daniel 8:9-14 The heavenly angels are God’s heavenly army called “hosts” in many Bibles (1 Ki. 22:19; Neh. 9:6; Ps. 103:21; 148:2; Lk. 2:13). The captains in this army are its “stars” (Judg. 5:20; Josh. 5:14; Dan. 8:11, 25; 10:13, 21; compare with humans who lead many to

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Satan’s Rebellion Against God: How could Satan hope to win?

God vs Devil is no contest. God is infinite Almighty in power, Satan finite limited in power. Satan knows he can’t fight God toe to toe, so how could he hope to rebel against God? What was his plan? The answer to that is found in Job 1:6-11. God’s heavenly court convenes and Satan appears

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daniel 11:35

The Asymmetric Janus Parallelism in Daniel 11:35

The Asymmetric Janus Parallelism in Daniel 11:35 Since the time of Jerome, some Christian interpreters have seen an “antichrist” figure in vv. 36–45 (cf. Lucas, 292). The interpretation is based on Daniel’s description of the “little horn” (7:8), “another horn” (8:9), and “the ruler who will come” (9:26) in his previous visions, as well as

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daily sacrifice

The Daily Sacrifice shall be taken away: Daniel 12:11

The End-Time clock begins at the start of the seven year “week”, when the Daily Sacrifice is taken away by the Church’s apostasy receiving the Man of Sin as “the Christ” (2 Thess. 2:3-4), and not in the middle of Daniel’s 70th week as some suggest. That is clear from the 1290 and 1335 days,

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Revelation 12:6b The woman fled into the wilderness

The “woman fled into the wilderness” which in apocalyptic language doesn’t necessarily require spatial movement at all. The interpretive key to this symbolism is found in John’s many allusions to the time of Exodus. “The wilderness” is the place of God’s special communion as seen by His Tabernacle and altar in the wilderness at Gibeon

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The Two Witnesses Moses and Elijah

The Two Witnesses Moses and Elijah appear at the beginning of the end time seven-year, prophesying for 42 months until slain by Adonikam the Beast (Rev. 11:3, 7). Some dispute Moses will be one of the two witnesses interpreting “it is appointed unto men once to die” ruling that out (Deut. 34:5-7). However, that general

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Are the Ministering Spirits in Hebrew 1:14 spirits or angels?

If the greatest trick of the Devil was “to convince the world he does not exist” perhaps the second was “angels are immaterial spirits”. But what of the equation “angels are spirits” in Heb. 1:13-14, is this not the locus classicus for the biblical definition of their nature? 13 But to which of the angels

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spiritism

Throughout this blog “Spiritism” is expansively defined as any contact with demonic spirits or Satan in any manner, whether by dreams visions voices or other telepathic means. Included are all paranormal new age and occult phenomena. As it is impossible for the living to speak to the dead, demon spirits disguise themselves as such, it

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Big Lie Propaganda Technique

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all

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Times and Law

The coming change in Times and Law He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time. (Dan. 7:25 NKJ) “Times and

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Scientific Atheism

Raëlism teaches that an extraterrestrial species known as the Elohim created humanity using their advanced technology. An atheistic religion, it believes that the Elohim have historically been mistaken for gods. It holds that throughout history the Elohim have created forty Elohim/human hybrids who have served as prophets preparing humanity for news about their ultimate origins.

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Assyrian

8 Therefore the male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn was broken, and in place of it four notable ones came up toward the four winds of heaven. 9 And out of one of them came a little horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east,

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Janus Parallelism

Janus Parallelism. This type of parallelism hinges on the use of a single word with two different meanings, one of which forms a parallel with what precedes and the other with what follows. Thus, by virtue of a double entendre, the parallelism faces in both directions. Berlin, A. (1992). Parallelism. In D. N. Freedman (Ed.),

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Adonikam

Before the invention of chapter and verse ancient writers alluded to scriptures they had in mind by citing something in or taught by it. 666 is found pointing TWICE to one particular name, with a little “counting” and by the gentitive in the text: the sons of Adonikam, 666 (Ezr. 2:13 NAS) the sons of

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raelism

Raelism

Raelism, also known as Raëlianism, is a UFO religion that was founded in 1970s France by Claude Vorilhon, now known as Raël. Scholars of religion classify Raëlism as a new religious movement. The group is formalised as the International Raëlian Movement (IRM) or Raëlian Church, a hierarchical organisation under Raël’s leadership. Raëlism teaches that an

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