• The Prophecy of the Messiah’s Humility

    The Prophecy of the Messiah’s Humility

    It is a fact that all of the other “so-called” gods are very prideful, arrogant, demanding, and intolerant of human frailties.

    One of the most attractive qualities of Jesus is His humility. Though He is described by the Bible as being the eternal God who fashioned the universe, He came to us under the most humble and destitute of conditions. The deep compassion and care that He exercised in dealing with sinners, the sick, the outcast, the lost, and the broken, speak volumes for who He is.

    I personally find that His gentle and humble character makes Him undeniably identifiable as the most incredible being the world has ever known.

    Jesus voluntarily left His glory, power, and dominion behind, when He submitted His life as a sacrifice for our sins. He took upon Himself the unimaginable horrors of sin and death that should never have been a part of His life as the eternal God.

    He allowed evil men to torture and brutalize Him, and take away even the smallest portion of human dignity that remained. He hung naked before the world as those who sneered and mocked Him, also taunted Him to come down from the cross—knowing not that His suffering was paying for the evil whereby they were assaulting Him.

    He loves us all so much; He could do nothing else.

    Love and humility are the two qualities of Jesus’ character that are perfected in Him. The ability to know in advance that many of the people He was dying to save would never turn and thank Him. He cared not for His own life or reputation. He was concerned only for the glory of the Father and the debt that we owed. He poured out His life unto death and held back nothing from us then, and forever.

  • Prophecy of the Servant Who is Waiting for his Master

    Whatever you might think exciting in this life, will be nothing compared to the work that the Lord will give you to do during His kingdom. Those who turn their lives over to Jesus now to live for Him and serve Him with their whole heart, will experience the unfathomable joy of effecting the lives of millions of people with great wisdom and power.

    After the horrors of the seven year Tribulation when perhaps two thirds of the population of the earth will die, there will be many millions who will survive. Everyone who has not taken the mark of the beast and have yet to receive Jesus as their Lord, will enter this kingdom age with the opportunity to live in a world free of sickness, pain, suffering, murder or death.

    It is a mystery how these people could exist at all. The terrors of the last three and one half years of the Great Tribulation, coupled with the antichrist’s strict requirement to bow in worship to him or die, seems to necessitate that very few, if any, could survive. If we do the math in numbering how many will perish during the 21 different judgements from God during these last three and one half years, it appears that nearly 4 billion people will die.

  • Prophecy: Messiah Will Bear The Sins of Many

    Prophecy: Messiah Will Bear The Sins of Many

    The theme of the Messiah, bearing the sins of many, is recurrent throughout a large portion of the Old Testament. The fact that the Holy Spirit repeatedly makes this declaration in the prophecies of the Messiah makes it certain that the Lord desires that we understand He has sent His Son to die for each one of us.

    When God says something once, we should sit up and take notice. When He repeats a principle a second time, we should rise up and begin to study why. If there should be numerous occasions when the Lord declares a point to us, it should become for us an anthem.

    You will notice that throughout the study of these 365 Prophecies, specific principles are repeated. This is by design, as the Lord is seeking to remind us of certain important points that pertain to our salvation.

    2 Peter 1:15 Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things…

    It seems that the purpose of this repetition of the Messiah as the “sin bearer” is to balance the constant and often overlooked fact of man’s total depravity. In this modern society where it is politically incorrect to call someone a “sinner,” the church has become ineffective at conveying the message of repentance for salvation.

    There is no salvation without repentance. There is no eternal life without first the death of pride and self. There is no reward for the life that we live for the Lord if there is not first a foundation of utter helplessness and dependance on the complete work of Jesus’ cross.

  • Prophecy: Messiah Will Pray For Those Who Execute Him

    Prophecy: Messiah Will Pray For Those Who Execute Him

    The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, were all in agreement for how, when, and by what method the Messiah would die for the sins of the world. The people who put Jesus to death were not only guilty of a lifetime of personal sins against God; they were now adding the most hideous crime: murdering the Son of God. As Jesus is suffering unimaginable pain, His thoughts run to the men causing His pain. Not of retribution or malice but compassion, love, and concern. These men were exercising their own free will in choosing to kill Jesus. Whether by order of the Roman Government, pressure by the Jewish authorities, or by personal hatred of Jesus’ as he was suffering before them, they heaped their sins high. Even while being tormented by these men, Jesus was not willing that any of those men who punished Him, should perish themselves, eternally.

    Unbelievably, Jesus asks the Father not to hold these sins of murder and torture against those who were killing Him. Jesus was reminding the Father that this death that He was dying, was for the very men who were killing Him. Father, forgive them were the words Jesus spoke. The Lord understood that most of what we do against God is in ignorance. If we truly understood who Jesus is and what He has done for us, many of us would fall before Him in great adoration and honor. It is because we are ignorant of God and His plans and purposes for this world, that we ignore Him, often blaspheme Him, and even worse—reject Him in our life. It is my hope that this book might serve as a help to those who were not aware of who Jesus is, and what He has done.

  • Rewards in Heaven: How to Earn Them, Are They Important?

    Rewards in Heaven: How to Earn Them, Are They Important?

    Paul described the requirements for earning rewards:

    First: The foundation for all rewards is salvation in Jesus Christ. No person can earn any reward before they are saved, nor can they earn their salvation by any good work. Salvation is not a reward for the good we have done; it is given by the grace of God, through faith in Jesus’ completed work on the cross.

    Second: We can build on the foundation of our salvation to earn rewards, depending on the materials we use.

    Third: Lasting building materials are gold, silver, precious stones—materials that when tested by fire will endure. These would include things that we do for Jesus’ glory to bring honor to Him and not for recognition for ourselves by others.

    Fourth: Perishable building materials are wood, hay, straw—materials that when tested by fire will perish and not last. These are works that we have outwardly done for Jesus; but inwardly in the heart of the person, they were done for selfish fulfillment, or to be acknowledged or rewarded by the compliments of others.

  • Prophecy: He Will Heal All Your Scars, His He Will Keep Forever

    Prophecy: He Will Heal All Your Scars, His He Will Keep Forever

    It is clear that after Jesus suffered through the scourging, beating in His face, and crucifixion, His body was torn to shreds. It was well known that 39 lashes from the scourge would leave a man with a body that was a medical catastrophe. As the flesh has been torn from the body, the muscles and ligaments are exposed, often leaving vital internal organs exposed to the outside elements. Many a man died after just 10 or 15 lashes from the scourge. The fact that Jesus survived all 39 lashes is an indication of His strength, but also sure proof that His body was barely recognizable as a human being.⁠1

    We know that after Jesus rose from the dead, He bore the scars from the torture He suffered against His body. When the frightened disciples gathered together after the death of Jesus, suddenly the Lord appeared in the room where they were hiding, in fear of the local authorities. Thomas was apparently not with the other men when Jesus appeared, and so one of the disciples told Thomas later that Jesus had appeared alive before them. Thomas was skeptical that the Lord could be alive after such a horrific death that He had suffered. Later, as Thomas is with the other disciples, Jesus appears again and asks Thomas to touch the scars which are still in His body to confirm that He is in fact Jesus.

  • Prophecy: All History Shall Be Centered on the Messiah

    Prophecy: All History Shall Be Centered on the Messiah

    The king of the entire world was reduced to rubble and driven mad by attempting to withstand the utter grace and power of God. Today, many foolish individuals rashly claim that Jesus did not raise from the dead on the third day, as the scriptures declare (Prophecy 319). They state that Jesus had no effect on humanity whatsoever, and that His presence here on earth is meaningless and insignificant.

    Whenever I hear comments like these, I always laugh to myself. At any given time of the year, such as this moment, when I look at my calendar and see that it is September 25, 2012, I am reminded of the profound impact that Jesus life has had on the entire world. For the past 2,000 years, the dating of our history is marked by the presence of Jesus of Nazareth on the earth. Both the Julian and Gregorian calendars, which mark the passage of time for which all human civilization is ordered, is based on the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Today is, September 25, 2012, which is designated by the inclusion of the initials: A.D., which stands for Anno Domini, Latin for The year of the Lord.⁠3

    Which Lord? Jesus Christ, the Lord of all creation…

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    Posted on August 20th, 2013

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    Prophecy: God’s Son Must Die

    Prophecy: God’s Son Must Die

    The purpose of the Messiah’s arrival was to die for our sins. We should never miss this important point in any discussion of prophetic fulfillment. If it were not for our sinfulness, it would not have been necessary for Jesus to die. We should thank the Lord every day that He loved and cared for us so greatly that He was willing to depart heaven, come to earth, to suffer unimaginable pain and suffering for us.

    When I first learned what Jesus had done for me and how greatly He had suffered, I remember wondering why the whole world did not fall at His feet in thanksgiving and gratefulness. I later learned that most of the world does not consider that any of their actions would require a Savior. By its very nature, sin causes blindness. Jeremiah the prophet wrote that we are not aware of the deception which has been perpetrated against us. Even our own heart does not allow us to see the truth about ourselves.

    Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?

  • Struggling to Understand the Wrath of God

    Struggling to Understand the Wrath of God

    Everything that God does is always good, and it is always perfect.

    When the Bible speaks of the wrath of God, even this wrath is always perfect.

    As human beings, we think of wrath as being wrong. A person who is full of wrath is most often viewed as being incorrect in his behavior. We seem to have developed the idea that anger is always wrong. Actually, anger or wrath are emotions that God gave to us as a part of our being, for a good purpose. Anger is not sinful or wrong in itself; it is what often happens as a result of anger which is sinful. People get angry; they carry out their anger in acts of violence or destruction. Equally at fault is the fact that most of the time, our anger is the result of us not getting what we want, or having our pride stepped on by someone else.

    An example of correct anger is the depiction of Jesus in the temple, driving out the money changers. These men had set up tables in the area of the temple that was built for the Gentiles of the nations to come and have a place to worship God. Instead, it was filled with tables that were used to exchange foreign currency with Jewish currency. Jesus’ anger was correct and justified in removing these men who were preventing others in their desire to worship the true and living God.

  • Is Mary a Co-Redeemer with Her Son Jesus?

    Is Mary a Co-Redeemer with Her Son Jesus?

    Theologians in the Catholic Church have stated that because Mary also suffered during Jesus’ crucifixion, she became a “co-redeemer” with the Lord. The Catholic church has specified that because Mary suffered along with Jesus, she also participated in His efforts to bring salvation to all people; therefore, she is called a “co-redemtrix” with Jesus.⁠1

    Pope Leo the 8th said this regarding Mary:

    “Mary is the intermediary through whom is distributed unto us this immense treasure of mercies gathered by God, for mercy and truth were created by Jesus Christ. Thus as no man goeth to the Father but by the Son, so no man goeth to Christ but by His Mother.”⁠2

    The Bible nowhere describes Mary as participating in the work of salvation, but calls her Blessed or happy that she was given the great honor of serving God by being His maidservant.

    For detailed information on this important subject, please see: Prophecy 99

    Of course, this is a very tragic position to take in the redemption that Jesus paid such a high cost to purchase for us. Although Mary truly suffered herself for her Son’s death, she took no part in the redemption of all mankind. That work and the supreme sacrifice which was made, can only be credited to Jesus. No human being, including Mary, can ever claim that they had anything to do with the salvation that Jesus died to make possible for us.

  • The Prophecy of Impossible Salvation for the Gentiles

    The Prophecy of Impossible Salvation for the Gentiles

    There are certain occasions in our life when it seems that there is no solution to our problems. We should remember that the Lord always has a plan and a way to solve every difficulty.

    In the minds of the leaders of Israel, salvation through the Messiah was for the Jew, not for the Gentile. In their view, the Gentile nations were far from God and could never be brought near. To consider that the Gentiles would carry the message of the Messiah’s salvation to the entire world was in their minds—an impossibility.

    Very often, what we consider impossible is really very easy for God. Those people whom we might think have no possibility of salvation are the very ones whom God pours out His Spirit upon and saves.

    This should be a great lesson for us. When we think that we have figured out what God is going to do, often the Lord has a way that we would never have considered. He has resources that we have no knowledge of. His ways are not our ways. His power to accomplish all of the promises which He has made are limitless.

    Isaiah 55:8-9“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. 9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

  • The Prophecy of an Acceptable Time for Salvation

    The Prophecy of an Acceptable Time for Salvation

    At the death of every human being, the decision or lack of decision that they made for or against Jesus, will be sealed the moment their heart stops beating and the spirit departs their body. If that person has exercised their choice and received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, God will grant them eternal life in heaven. If any person should rejected Jesus or make no decision for Him at all either by ignoring or putting off a decision, at death that person will have no second chance, no opportunity to repent and change their mind nor a possibility of reprieve, after death has occurred.

    Hebrews 9:27 …each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment… (NLT)

    Matthew 12:30 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.

    The Messiah came for the specific purpose of making salvation available to all people who have ever lived upon the earth. All those who came before Jesus, waiting and believing in a coming Messiah for salvation, will have their sins forgiven and obtain eternal life. Those who come after Jesus’ death and resurrection, who hear what Jesus has done on the cross and how He rose from the dead, at the moment they believe and receive Him, they will also have the forgiveness of their sins and eternal life.

    God has appointed one man, one sacrifice and one method of being saved. There is no other name under heaven by which we must be saved other than Jesus Christ. If you don’t like this, then I suppose that you should get over it quickly as God will only offer you salvation through Jesus, in this short lifetime.

  • The Prophetic Parable of the Minas

    The Prophetic Parable of the Minas

    In the context of the return of Jesus and those who will remain here on earth while He is gone, He begins to describe what His servants should be doing until He comes again.

    A mina is equal to about three or four months wages. It is interesting that the amount of the mina and the time that it will last may be a hint for us in regards to the Rapture. Jesus fulfilled the first four feasts of Israel, called the feasts of the Lord, by becoming the Passover Lamb on Passover, remaining in the tomb for three days during Unleavened Bread, rising from the dead on the feast of First Fruits, and sending the Holy Spirit to birth the church on the feast of Pentecost. Between Pentecost and the next feast called Trumpets, there is a three-month Harvest Period. Jesus leaves these servants enough resources to last them through the three months of harvest before He returns for His church during the feast of Trumpets. In the chapters, The Seven Feasts of Israel and The Rapture of the Church, I discuss this subject in greater detail.

    Much like the Parable of The Talents, from Matthew 25:14-30, the Parable of The Minas deals with stewardship while here on earth, with the possibility of rewards given later in heaven. This is a subject that most Christians know very little about. The principle and promise of rewards is for the believers who labors during their life for the Lord, after their salvation has taken place.

  • The Prophetic Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

    The Prophetic Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

    A primary requirement for salvation is humility. No one who believes that they are basically a good person can find the humility necessary to be saved. Unless we believe sincerely that there is no good thing in us and that our sins have completely separated us from God, He can do nothing to cleanse us and grant eternal life.

    The pride of the Pharisee is seen in his words. He is glad that he is not like other men, when in fact—he is exactly like all other men who are not saved. He cites his own works as evidence for his righteousness, to his own ruin. No work that any human being does for God, or for others, is merit enough for eternal life.

    The tax collector, on the other hand, has come to a deep sense of his own destitution. Some internal conflict or external force has been laid upon him that have caused a good result. He is keenly aware that he desperately needs a Savior. All he can muster is the heartfelt words: God be merciful to me a sinner. It is not the words, whether they are many or few, that allow us to experience salvation. It is the broken heart and humble attitude behind those words which brings us to a private room where God will hear us and grant the forgiveness of our sins.

  • The Prophecy of the Messiah’s Mercy

    The Prophecy of the Messiah’s Mercy

    Whenever the Rabbis were teaching their students and it was apparent that a student was missing the true meaning of a verse, the Rabbi would say: “Go and learn.” What he meant by this was that the student needed further study to gain the true intent of that particular scripture. Jesus may have been a little sarcastic in His remarks to the Pharisees who were often void of all understanding when it came to the word of God and how to rightly apply it to a given situation.

    In the Hebrew language, mercy is hesed, which is “love by covenant.” It is a love which is exercised in the real and practical terms of action towards another person. If someone is hungry, mercy is shown to that person. Unlike the Pharisaical law of the Sabbath, no matter what day it is, a hungry person is given food. A person caught in a terrible abusive marriage does not need the pastor’s recitation of the divorce and adultery clause of the law; that person needs mercy. A woman caught in the act of adultery, with a large group of stone throwing angry men, does not need a lecture on adultery. Someone needs to save her from the horde who is seeking to take her life. After the mob is gone, Jesus tells the woman that she is not to sin in this regard again.

  • That God Would Die for Us

    That God Would Die for Us

    Colossians 1:16-17 For by Jesus all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (ESV)

    Because Psalms 90:2 describes the one who made all things as God—this paired with Colossians 1:16-17, John 1:1, and Hebrews 1:1-2 (above), describing Jesus as the agent of all creation and revealed to us as the Messiah—we understand that Psalms 90:2 is prophetic. This verse of scripture defines the Messiah who died for us as the same One who created us as well as the entire universe.

    How is it that God, who made all things, would be willing to die for the creatures He made? This is the great mystery revealed to us by these many prophecies of the Old Testament scriptures. God’s love is so vividly displayed in the person of Jesus Christ, that we are able to see Him clearly and understand who He is, by the things He has done for us.

    We know and understand who God is—by His Son. We live and move and have our being by Him and through Him, and because of Him (Acts 17:28). All that has been, and all that will be, are determined and ordered by our great God and His Messiah, Jesus Christ.

  • The Prophetic Parable of the Persistent Widow

    The Prophetic Parable of the Persistent Widow

    The topic of this parable is persistence in prayer. The central practice missing in the lives of many Christians today is prayer that perseveres. Here, Jesus defines answered prayer by the steadfastness of those who ask. A comparison is made between an earthly judge, who may be slightly lazy in answering the request of a poor widow, with our heavenly Father who delights in helping us when we ask of Him.

    Why does the Lord desire that we ask Him repeatedly? Why does He answer the persistent prayer of those who persevere rather than the one-time casual prayer?

    The answers to these questions are defined by the faith that is required in continually asking, compared to a one-time prayer. When someone asks repeatedly, it signifies that he believes the object of his request is able to answer and meet the needs of his petition. Conversely, a person who asks only once, most often is not sure if the Lord cares enough or is able to answer.

    We might argue that there is a third type of petitioner who asks only once because they are sure that the Lord will answer and that He genuinely wants to help. His or her petition is short and sweet and right to the point, with a sure assumption that the Lord will help.

    While it is true that there are moments when a short prayer is all that we have time for; most of the time, we have the opportunity to diligently seek the Lord in prayer over a longer period of time. This seems to be the correct application of this parable.

  • The Prophecy of the Messiah as our Shepherd

    The Prophecy of the Messiah as our Shepherd

    Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”

    A rod is used for discipline, correction and deliverance.

    A staff is used for guidance, comfort and rescue.

    One of the purposes of the shepherd’s rod is, at certain times, to discipline the sheep. Whether we like it or not, there are moments when we need to be disciplined. Because we are His sons and daughters, He will correct us when we get off the correct path. When we feel the searing pain of His discipline, we might wonder if the Lord still loves us. It is by the existence of His discipline when we suffer through periods of pain and suffering that we are certain we are His—for only the children of God are disciplined by God. As a Father who loves His children, He corrects us, so that we can learn to walk in the life of blessing which He has prepared for us.

    The staff has a hooked section at the top which is used to pull the sheep back from the brink of danger, or to rescue one who is caught in a swift current, in danger of drowning. The shepherd carries both the rod and the staff with him at all times. Both are needed; both will be used. The strait end is used as the rod, to correct and guide; the crooked end is used to rescue or pull back.

    By David’s vivid description of the Lord as our Shepherd, we see that in His love. He will do whatever it takes to cause our growth, either by correcting us through painful trials or rescuing us from our failures. He will also follow close behind to snatch us from the edge of destruction, or gently guide us with the staff, as it is needed.

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