The dream-visions of the Biblical book of Daniel, in which Daniel is given a glimpse into the future, are notoriously hard to understand at many points. What are the four kingdoms of Daniel 2 and 7? Who is the little horn of chapter 7? What event and what evil king are described in Dan. 8? How should we understand the 70 weeks and the abomination of desolation of Daniel 9? Who is the king highlighted at the end of chapter 11? And when is meant by the time of the end? These questions and more have often confounded the readers of Daniel, and a multitude of answers have been proposed. This book suggests that the key to answering all of these questions is in the change of Biblical Covenants from the Old Testament era to the new world of life in Jesus. All of these prophecies, properly understood, are different lenses on the same events, the same point in history—the coming of Jesus to establish the New Covenant through His birth, ministry, death, resurrection, and heavenly enthronement, and the formal end of the Old Covenant, resulting from the Jewish revolt against the Romans and the subsequent destruction of the Jewish Temple in 70 AD.
After decades of defeat in a wrestling match with grace Jeff is now thankful to offer a helping hand to those seeking escape from confusion and even self-righteous deception. Read on to discover the awesome Biblical news that God loves you... because he loves all mankind! Jeff thanks God for the patience and prayers of many Christians and especially a few Christians who showed him grace while he thrashed through life searching for the answers that were right in front of him, to God be the glory.
Forty years ago, the Holy Spirit told Harlan Legare, "If you study, I will teach you." With that promise came a great love for God's prophetic word. The teaching of the Holy Spirit began with an understanding of the prophecies of Daniel, the key to understanding the words of many of the other prophets, especially those of Zachariah and those of John in the book of Revelation. Here are just a few of the many mysteries of prophecy revealed in The Mystery of Prophecy: The Secrets of Daniel that were revealed to Harlan by the Holy Spirit through those years: - The time of the Rapture within the schedule of events of the coming days - The marvelous truth of the days of 1335, the beginning of birth pangs of the rebirth of the nation of Israel. - The real identity of the infamous head of the beast that was wounded unto death by the sword. - Proof that the Antichrist will not rule the world. - The key to the mystery of Babylon the Great and the scarlet-colored beast she rides. - The origin of the Antichrist. - The true purpose for the existence of the Red Dragon with seven heads and ten horns. - A complete interpretation of the Beast from the Sea with its seven heads and ten horns. - The exact date of the crucifixion of Jesus. - The exact day of Artaxerxes's command to restore and to build Jerusalem. - The very place where Israel was to flee for the 1,260 days of protection. - Revealing of the identity of the coming King of the North. - The event that begins the 2300 evenings and mornings. - Why God sealed the book of Daniel.
In Holiness, Righteousness, and the New Covenant, Homer Kizer deconstructs Christianity to show that its foundational constructs require each believer to do what he or she knows is right whenever a decision is made. This apologetic transcends denominational doctrines and traditional readings of prophecy. In it Kizer challenges orthodoxy by asserting the necessity for Christian disciples to produce works consistent with the disciples' knowledge, with disciples continuing to grow in grace and knowledge while enduring to the end. Kizer also produces the first inspired reading of the prophecies of Daniel since humanity has entered that historic period known as the "time of the end."
A Voyage of Discovery - Navigating the Narrow Way to Eternal Life
Author: Peter Williams
Publisher: Paragon Publishing
A Bible student reference A New Testament prophecy of a falling away from truth into apostasy and lawlessness, in the final generation before Jesus Christ returns in glory, is being fulfilled now and is shortly to end. Yet Christianity has overwhelmingly moved so far from its first century roots that it could not even recognise this – or that Christ’s return is therefore now almost upon us! How and why this is the case is here explained thoroughly and logically with many examples directly from the word of God. In God’s saving plan for the world, everyone must in time make a free will choice to become part of the ‘Israel of God’ in order to access eternal life in the kingdom of God. The route to take is the “strait and narrow” way (Mat 7:13-14) that very few have so far found, and it involves the biblical new and old covenants which both apply to this Israel. Embark on this voyage only if you are willing to: be challenged about some basic Christian preconceptions, be a serious open-minded Bible student, and trust what the Bible teaches - but remember that time is short. “What the Bible has taught me I see as both vital and urgent for our eternal salvation; yet I know of no church or individual theologian who teaches what this book deals with in any substantive way” “Be prepared for major challenges to your understanding just as God has challenged me.” “In the epistles, Paul refers to two Israels whom he calls Israel after the flesh (I Cor 10:18) and the Israel of God (Gal 6:16); I focus mainly on the latter (but I also explain an unexpected but critically important connection between them)” “Dependent on the teaching, nearly all Christian denominations either teach nothing at all on it or almost the opposite of what Scripture repeatedly showed me. Looking back, I find this absolutely staggering!” “Very few [Christians] understand that the new covenant also only applies to Israel (as I will clearly show).” “I no longer believe that the NT [New Testament] can be fully understood without this extra Israel dimension” “Had I felt I could deliver this in a more light-hearted way I would have done so, but its implications are too awesome and fundamental to our eternal life prospects for that”
"And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever" (Daniel 2:44). The message of Daniel is that Jesus the Messiah is now ruling over the nations. Daniel tells us that Messiah's kingdom will advance in the whole world from "generation to generation" (Daniel 4:4,34). Christ's dominion is "given to the people of the saints of the most High" (Daniel 7:22). Our purpose then is to see "all people, nations, and languages serve and obey him" (Daniel 7:14,27). "This meticulously researched and thorough treatment of Daniel from a preterist perspective includes over 700 pages of commentary, historical background and setting, New Testament allusions, and much more. It is enhanced with charts, tables, maps, illustrations, and topped off with helpful, thorough indexes." - Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., Th.D.