The Syrian air defense system is dealing with hostile targets over Damascus, the official Syrian news agency SANA reported. Explosions were also reported in the skies of the Syrian capital. Syrian air defense units fired on enemy targets above Damascus and destroyed several, state news agency SANA said late on Friday. It was not immediately … Continue reading IDF Strikes Iranian, Hezbollah Targets Near Damascus
What Is the End Time?
Referred to as the latter years, latter days, and the last days in both the Old and New Testaments, the End Time is a period of years characterized by momentous, world-wide troublesome times and hardships, political and economic turbulence, natural disasters, wars and famines.
These occurrences will reach a pivotal point with the removal of the Lord’s people, known in Christendom as the ‘Rapture.’ This phenomenon will usher in the dreadful 7-year Tribulation Period marked by the emergence of One World Government; a global political leader; a global religious leader; and God’s wrath upon the unrepentant by which millions will die. The Tribulation Period will conclude with the Battle of Armageddon and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.Continue reading “End Time Questions & Answers”
Zechariah Commentary: CHapters 12,13,14
Zechariah Commentary: Chapters 12-14
Zechariah Commentary: Zechariah was a priest and prophet to the Jews during the rebuilding and reestablishing of Jerusalem after Babylonian exile. He was the son of a prophet, which means he belonged to Aaron’s family. The Lord assigned Zechariah to encourage His people to continue rebuilding the second temple (the first temple was burned down by Nebuzaradan, Captain of the Guard, who served under King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon).
The theme of Chapters 12 through 14 deals with Israel in the latter years, signifying the return of Jesus Christ and the establishment of His Kingdom on Earth.
Ezekiel commentary Chapters 38 and 39
Background Information: Ezekiel was a Jewish priest and prophet who was taken captive by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon during his second invasion of Jerusalem in 597 B.C. The Lord commissioned Ezekiel as the prophet to the Jews in exile. He began prophesying to them when he was 30 years old. In Chapters 38 and 39 the Lord tells Ezekiel to speak to the leader of Russia concerning Israel and the Battle of Armageddon set aside for the End Time, referred to as the latter years.
These two chapters are distinctly different from Daniel and Revelation as the Lord is speaking directly to the leader of Russia, and further clarity is provided about earthly happenings going on in Israel once the Battle of Armageddon is over. The Lord also tells us why He will allow the bloodiest, deadliest war in the history of planet earth.
Background Information: Zechariah was a priest and prophet to the Jews during the rebuilding and reestablishing of Jerusalem after Babylonian exile. He was the son of a prophet, which means he belonged to Aaron’s family. The Lord assigned Zechariah to encourage His people to continue rebuilding the second temple (the first temple was burned down by Nebuzaradan, Captain of the Guard, who served under King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon). The theme of Chapters 12 through 14 deals with Israel in the latter years, signifying the return of Jesus Christ and the establishment of His Kingdom on earth. Continue reading “Paraphrasing of Zechariah 12 – 14”
Background Information: The book of Revelation was written by Apostle John, who authored the Gospel of John, and John I, II, and III. He was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ and known as the disciple whom Jesus loved. During the time of the Apostles’ ministry, the early Christians were gravely persecuted by the Roman government. As the last surviving Apostle, John strove to abolish paganism and fortify the faith of the seven churches in Asia Minor (modern day Anatolia, Turkey): Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicean. Toward the end of his ministry, Roman Emperor Domitian (81AD – 96AD), successor of Nero, came to power. Domitian was the splitting image of Nero in his extreme, diabolical persecution of the Christians. In 95AD John was summoned to Rome and was found guilty of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Domitian viewed John as a rebel of Roman ordinance, and ordered him to be thrust into boiling water. Miraculously, John walked away unscathed because of the Lord’s protection. When Domitian saw that John had suffered not one burn, he ordered him to be exiled to a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, called the Isle of Patmos. To the Romans, the Isle of Patmos was a place of banishment for criminals; but for Christians this small island represents a banner of faith and hope, inasmuch as it is the place where the Apostle John received and wrote the Apocalypse, called The Revelation of Jesus Christ. Continue reading “Paraphrasing of Revelation”
While the EU and the United States cheered a deal that world powers reached with Tehran over its nuclear ambitions, Israel was fierce in its criticism Sunday, which PM Netanyahu believes Iran nuclear deal was a historic mistake. “For years the international community has demanded that Iran cease all uranium enrichment. Now, for the first … Continue reading Israeli PM Netanyahu: Iran nuclear deal ‘historic mistake’