Continuing our series on four-fold prophecy, we now turn out attention to the Epistles, or letters, in the New Testament. The Epistles When Christ ascended into heaven, he assigned a work to the apostles that would pave the way for his return. They were instructed to assemble and wait in Jerusalem until they received power … Continue reading Four-Fold Prophecy: The Epistles
Conversations between old friends can often open up new vistas of remembrance and reflection. What happens when the old friends happen to be the President of Presence International and the founder of Homebrewed Christianity? And the rest of us get to listen in on the conversation? Well, the results can be magical. Join Doug and Tripp for this … Continue reading The Secret Origins of Presence: Tripp Fuller Interviews Doug King for Homebrewed Christianity!
In examining the timing of the ‘second coming’ of Jesus, we can find prophecy in four different sections of Scripture: First, Jesus’ second coming in Old Testament prophecy; Second, in the Gospels; Third, in the Epistles of the New Testament; and Fourth, in the book of Revelation. Where time statements are involved in prophecy, they must be … Continue reading An Introduction to Fourfold Prophecy – Max King
In this section we look at “the second coming” phenomenon itself. Just what did Jesus mean when he spoke of his return? Old Testament prophecy made no distinction between a “first” and “second” coming. The time of the Messiah – whatever details that time may have involved – was to bring about the change of the … Continue reading The “Second Coming” of Jesus – What Is It?
Who or what is the ‘antichrist,’ anyway? And how many were there? John’s reference to antichrists (1 John 2:18 – see last post) is further support for our understanding of “world” as the Old Covenant system. The word “antichrist” carries the idea of rivalry with Christ, as well as opposition to Christ. According to Jesus … Continue reading Antichrists Then: The Last Days that Used to Be
But the children struggled together within Rebekah; and she said, ‘If it is so, why then I am this way?’ So she went to inquire of the Lord. – Genesis 25:22 In my previous reflection I argued that God alone is the true pray-er and that this “ground step” (i.e. before the first step) of spirituality … Continue reading Presence Prayer Part 2: Prayer of Inquiry – by Chris Dierkes
Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour (1 John 2:18). What did John mean by the expression “it is the last hour”? The “last hour” speaks of the nearness of … Continue reading John’s ‘Last Hour’ – When Was It?
Train up a child in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6 This one passage from the book of Proverbs, that book of wisdom and poetry, has – in my opinion and experience – instilled more angst and feelings of defeat than any other verse in the entire … Continue reading Train Up a Child – Denée King
Sun and Moon Darkened Other things to transpire in the last days were the sun going dark and the moon turning to blood (Joel 2:31). These were symbols signifying the end of the Old Covenant world. Since the sun and moon are the governing bodies of the heavens (Genesis 1), they came to symbolize governments … Continue reading Heavenly Bodies, Covenantal Symbols
The “pouring out of God’s Spirit,” in Joel 2 corresponds to the “earnest” of the Spirit. The word “earnest” (KJV) means a pledge, or a guarantee. “In general usage it came to denote a pledge or earnest of any sort; in the New Testament it is used only of that which is assured by God to … Continue reading Holy Spirit: Down Payment Seeding New Earth