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  • Tim McHyde on Confused by Hebrew Roots/Torah Keeping?Mab, Acts 15 plainly labels Torah-keeping ("Moses," "circumcision," "the law") for believers a heretical "burden." I can hardly be accused of bias here since I used to ignore or tenuously explain-away Acts 15 just like you do.
  • Tim McHyde on Is Jesus the “Prince” of Ezekiel 40-48?Gog Magog is two wars, Armageddon (Rev 19=Eze 39) and post-mil revolt (Rev 20=Eze 38). One ends with many months of work (Armageddon) the other they burn up (post-mil revolt).
  • Mab on Confused by Hebrew Roots/Torah Keeping?I think you are very miss guided Sir! You are like the rest of ch--chianty folks you read the bible and make it say what you wont to hear
  • Lisa on The Ironic Christian Fear of Cults (When They’re Already In One)Satan is not God's equal. He is a created being who has an end, already recorded in Scripture. If you are clinging to Jesus, who is the Way,the Truth and the Life, Loving the Father and your neighbor, you are not deceived. Pride is a sign of deception.
  • GIna Fernandez on Is Jesus the “Prince” of Ezekiel 40-48?Hi Tim, does this mean that there will be animal sacrifices during the millennium? Why, if Jesus is already the perfect sacrifice? Why, if Jesus is reigning during the millennium?
  • NASI on Is Jesus the “Prince” of Ezekiel 40-48?Who is the Prince PART 2 (CONTINUATION) Luke 24:27 (KJV) “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.” Comment: This too is telling: This reveals that the Psalms are also books of prophecies. I have found many psalms that some have ascribed to David, but Jesus clearly points they are prophetic. I believe that the quotes that sound unlike the character of Christ belong not to David but to the prince. I believe this for many reasons and I will share some examples here but not all because that would take forever. Again, Yeshua showed them the parts concerning himself, which means that there are parts that don’t concern him at all! Why mention this if it isn’t relevant, Christ means what he says and says what he means. Isaiah 28:2-9 (JPS Tanakh 1917) “Behold, the Lord hath a might and strong one, As a storm of hail, a tempest of destruction, As a storm of mighty waters overflowing, That casteth down to the earth with violence.” Comment: If Jesus is the Lord, then who is this mighty and strong one that He has. If Jesus is the King of Kings and King of heaven and earth, Creator that came down in the flesh, then who is this who is mighty and strong but at the same time in subjugation to another. Does the Lord have himself? Isaiah 28: 9 (KJV) “Whom shall he teach knowledge? And whom shall he make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:” Comment: Read Isaiah 28:2-9 fully to understand that this is still talking about the Lord’s mighty and strong one. People in Jesus’s time understood scripture better than people of today’s time. Today’s world is filled with distractions, prosperity, and general false teaching including many lazy Christians who don’t read God’s word for themselves. This quotes seems to apply to this time more than the time during Christs and again Christ is subjected to no one. He is the King of Kings. Psalm 45:8 (KJV) “To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves. My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee forever. Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with they glory and majesty. And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. Thine ARROWS are sharp in the heart of the KING’S enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.” Comment: Remember the Arrow part, it will be important later. But again as you can clearly see the psalm is stating that this person is not the King. He fights for the King, as the previous verses have stated. Revelation 6: 1-2 (KJV) “And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering and to conquer.” Comment: Now here is the kicker again. Many have ascribed this to the antichrist but again they got the imagery wrong. White horses doesn’t describe something that is evil, god isn’t trying to fool any of use. Imagery in the Bible isn’t made to confuse anyone, man alone complicates things. I take the opinion of Revelation End Time’s youtube channel that this is the end time prophet and prince who is coming to make ready the bride of Christ. Again this rider wheres a stephanos crown, in the original language, not a diadem. The diadem is only worn by the antichrist and Jesus. Jesus wouldn’t give antichrist a crown and this person also has an arrow as one of the psalms concerning him clearly mentions as well! Daniel 11: 22 (KJV) “And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown before him, and shall be broken; yea also the prince of the covenant.” Comment: The original if you read KJV, mentions he shall be broken to pieces. Now let us observe a shadow code that God placed in the Torah. Exodus: 29:17 (KJV) And thou shalt cut the ram in pieces, and wash the inwards of him, and his legs, and put them unto his pieces, and unto his head. And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt offering unto the LORD: it is a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD. Comment: Another book outside the bible mentions Elijah dying on an altar by the hands of the antichrist but again I am sticking to the Bible for now. It mentions the ram being broken in pieces the same way the prince will be. We know that the Old Testament contained the shadow code and just as Jesus died outside of Jerusalem, the sacrificial lamb in the Torah died outside the camp! But Jesus never died on an alter and he is the lamb of God, not ram. Some have ascribed the two rams symbolizing the ways the two witnesses will die, this can be the case too. I’m only presenting this here as food for thought to the ready reader. Isaiah 42:19-21 (JPS Tankah 1917) “Who is blind, but My Servant? Or deaf, as My messenger that I send? Who is blind as he that is wholehearted, And blind as the Lord’s servant? Seeing many things, thou observes not; Opening the ears, he heareth not.” Comment: Again, this could simply be Jesus… But Jesus was in the temple when he was twelve and he knew who he was. He even called the temple ‘My father’s house.’ Was Jesus ever blind or deaf? Psalms 43:5 (YLT) “What! Bowest thou thyself, O my soul? And what! Art thou troubled within me? Wait for God, for still I confess Him, The salvation of my countenance, and my God!” Comment: Who is up in the throne room with God interceding for humanity? Did Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, ever bow himself to another? Does Jesus need salvation of his countenance, He who made everything, saved everything, and is forever glorified? Think about it! Extra things to chew on…. The Teachings of Silvanus “Know who Christ is, and acquire him as a friend, for he is the true friend. He is also God and teacher. He, being divine, became human for your sake. “He is the one who broke the underworld’s iron bars and bronze bolts. He is the one who attacked and threw down every arrogant tyrant, the one who loosened the bonds with which he was being held, and brought up the poor from the abyss and the mourners from the underworld, the one who humbled the arrogant powers, the one who, through humility, put arrogance to shame, the one who through weakness, threw down the strong and the boaster, the one who through his shame, scorned what is thought to be honorable, that humility for God’s sake might be highly exalted, the one who put on humanity and is God, the divine Word, the one who always bears patiently with humanity, and wished to instill humility in THE EXALTED ONE.” Comment: The Ascension of Isaiah also mentioned the Devil and principalities didn’t know Jesus was coming and it mentions that the Lord has a chosen one. It also states that Jesus would trample death and another book titled The Gospel of Nicedemous (My favorite extra biblical book but I might have misspelled Nicedemous- I know you guys will forgive me…) states that’s what happened exactly. I was going to include the quotes but this comment is already super long. Some of these books even go on to name some of the principalities such as Ornias, Sasabek, Berotth, Yobel, Athoth, and many other demons who have ruled the world in the shadows, but I don’t have time to get into it now. The Gospel of Nicedemous also states that Beelzebub and Satan are actually different beings, which upon my further research I would have to agree with, but I can’t prove it here because this comment again has gone far enough already. I also have more verses that I believe are about the prince, but again, I’ll leave it here for now. BTW Tim, I know this is off topic but I just wanted to ask you a quick question that is too tough for me to answer. (2nd Samuel 24:1) (KJV) “And again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, ‘Go, number Israel and Judah” 1st Chronicles 21:1 (KJV) “And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.” “SO WHO DID IT? GOD or SATAN? My theory is that the he in Samuel 24:1 is implying Satan, but as it reads, it seems like God. Again it could be a translation error or grammatically off… I have other theories that are even further fetched too… What are your thoughts Tim? Thanks so much…
  • NASI on Is Jesus the “Prince” of Ezekiel 40-48?Who is the Prince? PART 2 Revelation 1:1 (KJV) “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John.” COMMENT: This passage clearly tells us none of the prophecies from this sentence on has happened yet. The man child cannot be Christ or this verse is a lie, John clearly states that it must shortly come to pass, not that it has happened already. Revelation 2: 26 (KJV) “And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: that one will rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star. He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches.” Comment: Sounds familiar doesn’t it. Almost like the man child of revelation twelve. It is interesting to note that the scripture doesn’t say that Christ hands the man-child the rod of iron but that he will rule them with one. Many make this out to be a company of people, but again, the verb is SINGULAR not plural. Daniel 9:26 (KJV) “And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.” Comment: Many in the church have speculated that the prince who is to come is the antichrist. I, on the other hand, must disagree. The Bible isn’t out to confuse the people of God. It has used bad imagery to describe bad people and good imagery to describe good people. For example: it describes satan as a red dragon. It describes the one we call antichrist as a beast. A prince is never a bad connotation unless God says the prince is wicked as in the case of Ezekiel where God call out against the wicked prince of Israel. I also believe this is why the prince doesn’t keep the Passover, because if he were in a purely Jewish family he would keep it. But the prince in Ezekiel needs to be reminded. The Romans along with some turks raided and destroyed Jerusalem but it was mainly the Romans as history tells us. Hebrews 11:6 (YLT) “And apart from faith it is impossible to please well, for it behoveth him who is coming to God to believe that He is, and to those seeking Him He becometh a rewarder.” Comment: Did Paul perhaps know something we didn’t? It seems his friend Silvanus, who is mentioned throughout the New Testament did. The verb again is SINGULAR and the statement is definite. As we will see later…. Jeremiah 30:21 (JPS Tanakh 1917) “And their prince shall be of themselves, and their ruler shall proceed from the midst of them; And I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto Me; For who is he that hath pledge his heart To approach Me? Saith the Lord. Comment: Again we see that the man child is taken up to God and his throne in Revelation. Also it mentions the prince shall be of themselves, but as we already know-the church are grafted in branches into Israel. Can it mean not only by blood but perhaps this verse means he will be human. Not God the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. As the promise of Yeshua states multiple times in Revelation. This also reveals the mind of the prince, he is praying to see God and approach him! (Refer to my old comment…) Hosea 3:4 (KJV) “And the children of Israel shall sit solitary many days without king, and without prince, and without sacrifice, and without pillar, and without ephod or teraphim; afterward shall the children of Israel return and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall come trembling unto the Lord and to His goodness in the end of days.” Comment: Again we see that the offices of King and Prince are separate and different in the eyes of God. Yeshua is the King and what is being described here almost sounds like what is going to be reinstated in Ezekiel. 1 John 4:9 (KJV) “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.” Comment: In many places it mentions Jesus as the only begotten. Why? Why would Bible writers go so far as to mention this. I think I know why, but again, I’m just theorizing here… The man child is called the man child for a reason. God doesn’t state things without plan or purpose. I personally believe, I could be wrong, that the man child is just a man who God adopts like a son, which is why he is called the man child. He isn’t the only begotten son, he is a man who has become like a child in God’s eyes, a very special human… Which would explain why he is so close to the temple and why he is given so much land in Ezekiel! Revelation 12:5 (KJV) “And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.” Comment: It sounds like the prince got what he wanted and its interesting to note that it says God and to his throne. Now why separate that let’s take a look at the next verse. 1st Kings 8:27 (KJV) “But will God indeed dwell on earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You, how much less this house which I have built!” Comment: This verse is telling. It reveals that there is more than one heaven- as the new testament and many books outside the Bible, like the Ascension of Isaiah states. But it also reveals that God the Father, The one on the giant white throne at the ending of Revelation, is incredibly large. And we know that Jesus sits on a throne on the right hand of the father. So the man child must be taken there. Again, revelation said it must come to pass, not that it has happened already. Revelation 12 says the man child was soon to have control of the nations and the promise of Yeshua before said he would. So when the man child goes to heaven he still doesn’t have authority but he may have the rod because why would John mention it, He must have seen the rod in the revelation vision. Revelation 12: 13 (KJV) “And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who had given birth to the man.” Comment: Interesting that the original manuscript says man but child is italicized meaning, it’s excluded! The first part of the verse has child but the second part doesn’t. Some have speculated that the man child must be a child at the time when he sees God. I disagree. The verse here reveals that the woman had given birth to the man and in Ezekiel we know that he has sons. This is one reason it can’t be King David. How can David have more children if we are like the angels and don’t give or take in marriage? Plus David keep the whole law except in the case of Uriah and Bathesheba. Moses came before David so David would have celebrated the Passover… the prince needs to be told to take the Passover. David and Jesus both always took the Passover and during the holidays they would have eaten unleavened bread as all Jews still do to this day. Again, King David is disqualified based upon these reasons and probably more if I apply my noggin to it.
  • John on Is Jesus the “Prince” of Ezekiel 40-48?Is there any substantial evidence of that though, I could swear Gog and Magog were a tribulation thing? Also, the end of the Ezekiel battle is many months of work for the Israelites, while Revelations 20:8,9 say that Gog/Magog are 'devoured' with fire.
  • Tim McHyde on Why Animal Sacrifices? (Not For What Christians Think)Joseph, by "no flesh" I only meant there will be no "flesh-only"/physical people like today. Certainly you didn't think I missed that both angels and glorified Jesus manifested convincing flesh around flesh people?
  • stephen on Michael Rood Comes for an Unexpected VisitMichael Rood - why I don’t follow him or his teachings. Sorry I just can't follow him or his information because of the following 1. Michael Rood claims to be a Levite. Living as a Torah observant Levite, although he is not Jewish, nor of the Levitical lineage. He claims to be a Levite but refuses to provide DNA for testing to prove he is Jewish, or from a Cohen line. BTW there are no records of Rood converting to Judaism nor are there any Yeshivas or Rabbinical schools that awarded him this title. IOW there is not one disinterested third party to support any of his claims. 2. Rood claims to perform Levitical rituals in Israel but according to Torah he is too old to be conducting these rituals but he still claims he did. He also stated that he illegally broke into a holy site in Jerusalem and performed a Levitical ritual (wearing Levitical priesthood garments) with another supposed Cohen. He even claimed that he and this other person were the only ones who ever correctly performed this ritual (all others have it wrong). Last time I checked, breaking the law of the land (breaking and entering) and breaking the commandments of YHWH (as a non-Levite who wore Levitical garments) in this manner is sin which Rood has not repented or asked forgiveness for. 3. Rood calls himself Rabbi, however no Yeshiva, college, seminary or Rabbi can be found that awarded this title to him and he refuses to produce the smicha (the ordination which can only happen in Israel and witnessed by three Orthodox Rabbis). Rood has no documents that can be verified - IOW there is absolutely ZERO way to prove what he says. This is a problem because he REFUSES to let anyone validate his claim/s. 4. Speaking of claims, Rood claimed to be a chaplain in the U.S. Navy but his rank was that of an enlisted man who served in the infantry then supposedly made sergeant. Interesting note is that chaplains in the U.S. Armed forces are ALWAYS officers (captains and above). Rood does not say how he went from from sergeant to officer; nor does Rood's timeline of service reflect any possibility of him completing the required college/seminary courses and meeting the requirements set by the Dept of the Navy. BTW Navy Chaplains must be a U.S. citizen at least 21 years of age; hold a B.A. or B.S. degree, with not less than 120 semester hours from a qualified educational institution; and hold a post-baccalaureate graduate degree, which includes 72 semester hours of graduate-level course work in a field of theological or related studies. At least one-half (i.e. 36) of these hours must include topics in general religion, theology, religious philosophy, ethics, etc. The problem is with all these requirements is that Rood's timeline does not support the time it would take to get a BS or BA degree! There are ZERO college transcripts supporting Rood's claims. I don't know anyone who refuses to provide college transcripts - the only people that refuse are those who do not have them. 5. Rood claimed that he was the in "the Navy Chaplain Corps as the ONLY full time teacher and ministry training in the history of the U.S. Marines" and that "The Captain of the ship radioed to the Flagship Admiral, "I need a Chaplain over here ASAP. We've got some kind of 'revival' going on over here with the Marines - The whole damn Battalion is sitting on the deck right now with some NCO teaching them about the return of Christ." Within the hour a chopper landed on the fantail. Two days later on a small island, the largest number of Marines since WWII were baptized in the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean." That are HUGE claims and I have tried to verify these claims but not one person I talked to can substantiate his claims. I hope to get Rood's military record through the Freedom of Information Act and finally get to the bottom of it. 6. Rood has claimed the title of Rabbi, Messianic Rabbi, Jewish Messianic and even a Karaite (btw Karaites do not believe in Jesus/Yeshua as the Messiah - perhaps that is why later on Rood stopped using this title?). Opps. BTW Rood's own son said that his Dad just one day started calling himself "Rabbi". 7. Rood has used the word "Theologian" to describe himself but again there is no record of him attending any seminary or receiving any doctorate in theology. Why would he refuse to give out the school he attended and graduated? Hmmm... 8. Rood's old claim of once being an "ordained non-denominational Christian minister" are interesting too - what denomination did he belong to? He was a follower of The Way International (TWI - a dangerous religious cult). His biography claims that he is an "ordained nondenominational Christian minister," for Capitol Hill Christian Fellowship but does not state that it was with The Way Int. which ordained him. By implying that this ordination gives him credibility, he misrepresents his background. TWI taught many non-Christian teachings, including that Jesus Christ was a perfect man but not human and divine, that the Holy Spirit is not a personal being (an "It"), that the filling of the Holy Spirit just amounts to people regaining their own spirit which was lost at the Fall, that many verses of the Bible are untrustworthy because they were altered hundreds of years after they were written, etc. etc. I could go on but you get the point. Yes Rood does teach a lot of truth but it only takes a little leaven to ruin the whole lump. I know my words probably don't mean much but consider the following... Dr. Michael Brown, the author of "Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus" who is a published Semitic scholar who holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages (Hebrew and Aramaic) and Literatures from New York University evaluated Rood's book "Pagan-Christian Connection Exposed" including Rood's language abilities wrote the following... ""...Michael J. Rood, The Pagan-Christian Connection Exposed (Gainesville, FL: Bridge-Logos, 6004[2004] sic!, xvii, 123 pp.) This is a shockingly poor book with almost no redeeming qualities, and it is best dismissed as a mere sensationalistic curiosity. If taken seriously, the extreme rhetoric and exaggerated statements that dominate the book could prove dangerous to unsuspecting readers. ... it bears several marks of cult-like teaching, something which is especially unfortunate, since it is published by Bridge-Logos. ... Each chapter is clearly based on Rood’s TV shows ...Pictures of the author, depicted in full priestly regalia, appear a dozen times in the book, including the front and back cover, and the message is simple: Michael Rood alone has the revelation. Others – meaning the great majority of believers throughout the world, especially in America – are in darkness and willful ignorance, blinded by their “Western Gentile mentalities” (pp. xvi, 59; see also p. 69).... Actually, it is his calling other parts of the Body “cults” that is cultlike, and it should be recognized as such ... Space forbids me from citing other, similar examples – and there are many – but it should be noted that Rood, who claims to think Hebraically and who somehow claims access to otherwise hidden and secret information (see, e.g., pp. 43-44), cannot even get simple Hebrew names right, using non-existent forms like Yahshua (instead of Yehoshua, p. 77) as well as Azriyah and Haninyah (instead of Azaryah and Hananyah, p. 54, and see Dan 1:7). He even makes the wildly inaccurate claim that the Greeks “called all their gods, from Adonis to Zeus, Christos” (p. 76), while in reality, in the Greek, Gentile world, christos had virtually no spiritual significance and was normally misunderstood as a proper name. ...there are a few good points that Rood does make, they ...are not new at all, while the new points he makes are anything but good. Bridge-Logos would do well to consult with biblical scholars who are sensitive to the Jewish roots of the faith before publishing more books of this kind. The inflammatory rhetoric, often based on wrong information, will certainly not promote truth." ..." 4." Dr. Michael Brown is a recognized and vetted PH.D scholar but Rood, not so much. IF Rood was a sincere man of God THEN he would submit to testing and proving his claims but he always refuses. If he is telling the truth then why does he have to refuse? Failed prophesy - no repentance Michael Rood has also had some failed prophesies. It is interesting that Jamie Louis, whom Rood once worked with, stated concerning the breakup of A Rood Awakening!, and his role in supporting Rood since 1998 that: "...We produced various products, including a 10-hour video production called Count Down to 6001. On this video, Michael was predicting that in September 1999, the 7th millennium would begin. He predicted that this day would be Tishri 10, 6001, which would be the Day of Atonement and the start of the last seven years before Armageddon.... As we all know this never happened - according to scripture Rood is a false prophet. This again makes me question Rood and his motives as he never stepped down from ministry. I think people need to do some background checking on their favorite teachers - I used to watch Rood's videos and read his books but then I found some questionable information. Hence I started digging. The more I dug the more questionable and damaging info I found. I hope you take this into consideration.
  • sarah on Antichrist In Power on 06/06/06?Mark Anthony Manendo is the antichrist . he was born on oct 2 1966 he acts like such a saint in front of the cameras he claims to help homeless , battered women, & animals, he supports FGM especially if parents consent to it (female genitalia mutilation) he supports women that surrender their babies to remain anonymous he supports satanic rituals and beastiality in Louisiana he burned his neighbors trailor down that had 5 dogs in it he tortured a poodle he aided and abetted the men that abducted and tortured me he has the news stations and police and political office in the palm of his hand he stalks intimidates and threatens victims and witnesses mark manendo is mark of the beast
  • Joseph Kuzara on Why Animal Sacrifices? (Not For What Christians Think)Luke 24:39 See My hands and My feet, that I am He. Touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones, as you see Me having. Our glorified spiritual bodies being the heavenly dwelling He went to prepare for us are of flesh and bone (but not flesh and blood as such cannot enter the new Jerusalem) and not just our immaterial self just as Jesus' spiritual body when He resurrected physically unto immortality. He assured His Apostles that He was not a spirit but flesh and bone. If by the flesh you meant mortal, then please clarify for future readers. But if you meant that the spiritual glorified body has no flesh but is strictly Immaterial, you would be wrong in your statement that the spiritual body is without flesh.
  • Ed Guidry on Who Restores All Things: Elijah or Jesus?Jesus Christ, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh...(Romans1:3) In no way am I intending to "spiritualize this Prophesy". This is simply how I have observed God hides the mystery of the Gospel from the "no desire to understand" sceptic. For the Jewish Apostles, who would testify to the authenticity of Jesus being the Christ, the fact that he was a descendent of David was of utmost importance. First of all, you may recall that in the days of Samuel the Judge, Israel was loosely self-governed. There was no body politic from which came orders, or an army for protection, or human hierarchy that could be considered the ultimate human authority. In those early days of Israel, there was simply a priesthood supported by the Tithe, the Holy scriptures, and an invisible God. A theocracy if you will. There were leaders, but no human King. God was their King who directed the people through Prophets and Elders. (See 1 Samuel 8) The elders and general population became disappointed over time with Samuels choice to put his sons in leadership, because "They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice. 4*  So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. 5 They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead[b] us, such as all the other nations have.” 6 But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but THEY HAVE REJECTED ME AS THEIR KING. The nation of Israel, at that moment, was at a turning point, and ready to change the nature of their governance. It isn’t until the New Covenant is established that God returns to what is now the antitype that form of Kingdom rule, through the hearts of the people and by the spirit of the living God. In the Church Age, the testimony of God once again would be recognized as The King of his people and the leader of the people from all nations. It is interesting that the Jews who reject the idea that their Messiah could be God in human flesh, also looks forward to the day when the Messiah comes and “restores all things”, by becoming a Righteous King ruling over the nations. Specifically related to Malachi 4:5-6 is Matthew 17:10-13 where “His disciples asked Him, saying, ‘Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?’ Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things. But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. . . .’ Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist.” Actually the disciples mistakenly understood that Jesus was speaking of John the Baptist. The fact is Jesus was prophesying of himself. This was the New Covenant’s promise, to restore all things. In Jeremiah 30:3 it is prophesied that “days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will restore the fortunes of my people, Israel and Judah, says the LORD, and I will bring them back to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall take possession of it.”….Verse 7, “Alas! That day is so great there is none like it; it is a time of distress for Jacob; yet he shall be saved out of it.”….Verse 8, “And it shall come to pass in that day, declares the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off your neck, and I will burst your bonds, and foreigners shall no more make a servant of him.”….Verse 9, “But they shall serve the LORD their God and DAVID, THEIR KING, whom I will raise up for them.” Who is this DAVID, THEIR KING, that the Lord shall raise up to restore the fortunes of God’s People in the latter days? It is actually referring to Jesus. In the same way that Jesus is referred to as David in Jeremiah 30:9 so also is Jesus referring to himself at Elijah who restores all things. In the New Covenant period, Jesus establishes His Kingdom and does restore all things, even to the point of restoring Israel in the final days of the old earths existence. Jesus sets up a visible reign on the earth and as a visible King, he restores the reign of God as the king of this tiny nation. “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” (Zechariah 9:9 ) This is how I see it anyway.
  • Vooks on Is Jesus the “Prince” of Ezekiel 40-48?Hidden? Why are we even told about its existence if it is totally 'not for us'? This is escapist. There is nothing hidden or revealed that supercedes the Revelation of Jesus Christ. He is the reference point, and not the prophets. There will never be need for reversing the gains on the cross
  • Vooks on Is Jesus the “Prince” of Ezekiel 40-48?Heard the sacrifices are memorial, and I'm here wondering. Jesus instituted bread and wine for memorial. Are we saying that in the millennium that will be set aside and we revert to bloody sacrifices?
  • Tim McHyde on Is Jesus the “Prince” of Ezekiel 40-48?Steve, Ezekiel 40-46 is about the Millennial Temple. Ezekiel is not in chronological order. Ezekiel 39 (Armageddon) comes before Ezekiel 40-46 while Ezekiel 38 comes after the Millennium.
  • Steve on Is Jesus the “Prince” of Ezekiel 40-48?Tim, correct me if I'm wrong, but Ezekiel 40 - 48 are AFTER the millennium, not during. That is why those chapters follow the Gog and Magog incursion just as Rev 20 does and it also is after the millennium when G&M (got and magog) happen.
  • Tim McHyde on Mark of the Beast: Literal or Sunday Worship?Duke, who said the "ten commandments" were for all humanity? Jesus never did; Christianity alone does. When asked the requirements for salvation (Mt 19:16), Jesus answered by skipping over the sabbath and 600 other commandments of the Torah including four of "the ten commandments" given to ancient Israel by Moses and focused on the love thy neighbor commandments (Mt 19:17-19). You have to ask yourself do you follow Moses' words or Jesus' words?
  • Duke on Mark of the Beast: Literal or Sunday Worship?If you want any authority to tell us to keep the sabbath, then wait a little bit . America will tell us to keep Sunday as the sabbath. I beg you in the name of God to read more about the sabbath. And tell us how many commandments we should stop following, together with the 4th. Did God remove only the 4th and left the rest or He removed all ten? How can you escape being together with the antichrist?.
  • Wayne on Is Jesus the “Prince” of Ezekiel 40-48?Really enjoy each one of your comments, I always learn a lot from the comment section. I've been a believer for 6 years now and I'm quite low on the learning curve, but diligently reading YAHWEH, YAHUAH or YAHUWAH' S Word daily. I just finished Ezekiel today for my tenth time of reading the Bible and I don't think I ever said WOW before, but this time that word came out of my mouth at least 10 times, maybe more. I'm not at the pay grade yet to offer my thoughts, just trying to absorb yours. Just thought you might find enjoyment, knowing you have newbies reading your stuff. One of thoughts I had after chapter 48 was, I'm surprised Ezekiel made it into the canonical books and not thrown to side with apocraypha books. I don't think I've heard a Church preach on Ezekiel or maybe I fell asleep and miss it.
  • Jerry on Michael Rood Comes for an Unexpected VisitTim... ran across your web site today... just thought I'd send a quick note and say Hi...! Conversed with you for a while many years ago [10-12]. Glad to see you are still hanging in there as we all should, and not giving up... you commented on Michael Rood, we to have had a connection with him. Met him and Nehemiah at a seminar he was giving when he was selling his 'mystery of the Ages" book... and I completely agree with you about Michael... he is a great teacher, a tad rough around the edges, but I think that's the Marine coming out of him... when he is right he is "dead on" but at other times he, in my opinion miss the mark, enjoy his ministry but don't always agree with him... and again as you said we all don't understand everything the same at the same time... are you still down in the Panama area...? Well have a good one... "keep on keeping on"... Jerry in Washington State
  • John Warren on Do We Need To “Forsake All” (Like Jesus Said)?Just to add, I'm also not condoning of the teachings of " the voice in the desert" what I'm trying to say is this, you don't leave everything to join a group, in the process of your sanctification, God will tear anything from your life that he knows is coming between you and him, you'll have to make hard choices. whether it be materialized things, people in your life, your relationship s, your place of work. That's the point, you can't hold onto anything. Let's take Lots wife as an example of this spiritual practice. She looked back, what happened, what did Jesus say to the man who wanted farewell his family, you looked back, not fit for the kingdom. All of the above comments people made, have good points, and, trying to understand these teachings of Jesus are difficult as they are so controversial and contradictory to wordly behavior, that of coarse people will say your crazy. But God's way is not of this world. Gods thoughts are not ours. People Jesus has to be central to everything. There is a brother out there, who resides in Oakland, his name is Vincent, and wow, this guy is what I believe, the closest thing to a true disciple of Christ. He lives a self denying life, making himself homeless from a life of atheism and college education, to full time care of the poor in his region. Preaching every month to them, living everyday full time to help the poor. He gave up everything, and he is so blessed, you can't deny God is with such a man. People I strongly recommend you guys go to YouTube, and search for, Vincent Pannizzo homeless ministry, and watch the video titled "God knows who they are" Watch it and ask yourself how much are you loving others for the Gospels sakes, are you truly living for others as a servant as Christ did.
  • Tim McHyde on The Ironic Christian Fear of Cults (When They’re Already In One)Sam, If you don't think Satan deceives Christians and all believers, too, the only ones you could categorize as his enemy among humans, then...let me put it this way...a deceived person doesn't know they're deceived.
  • sam on The Ironic Christian Fear of Cults (When They’re Already In One)THe issue is not 'cults' or following harmless traditions....It's about truth and bible doctrine. Just 1 of perhaps many points I could make: The Bible says we’re all deceived (it does not...) The verse is not a reference to everyone but the 'world'......not everyone in it but the location of where humans live. The word 'world' is used in many contexts..... How can you say that have you not read that many will be deceived? Not ALL!!! Are you reading the right bible????
  • mark on Do We Need To “Forsake All” (Like Jesus Said)?Hi Jesus said i have come that you might have life and life more abundantly.God has never changed.The problem is mans understanding its evil and an enemy of God .Until you have encountered God in the spirit you are stuck with your own understanding sorry but its true and you are still in religion.How did the disciples come to the conclusion "WELL WHO CAN BE SAVED".The gospel being preached today will never bring a person to this conclusion Why?because its been watered down to appease itching ears. The kingdom of God is so opposite this world and if you are not secure truly in the love of God you are still on shifting sand. Righteousness comes by faith in Jesus Christ if your not in faith you have no righteousness its simple .if you have fear your still saying Satan is big God is small,to me its so simple ,if Jesus is saying forsake all then you forsake all or Jesus is not Lord and on that day they will say Lord Lord but He will say be away from me for i never knew you, in other words you spent too much time in your own understanding doing the things that you thought were ok and it was detrimental to our relationship.His life is life and until you have truly experienced it spirit to spirit you still have no clue this is hard to here but its true and Mathew 24 tells us the love of many will grow cold and many will depart from the faith are you one of those people Mathew is talking about. The criteria for being a disciple of Jesus Christ is clear thats why He make 2 statements that should shake you 1.WILL I FIND FAITH IN THE EARTH? 2 NARROW AND DIFFICULT IS THE WAY THAT LEADS TO LIFE AND ONLY A FEW FIND IT. John 6 is a typical chapter, were disciples turn away and follow him no more ,why did they turn away?They said its difficult. Don,t think its different for you and me today it is certainly not so do not be deceived.To forsake all includes yourself ,Satan is not the problem you and i are.Jesus did not die to give you a better day,He did not save you to turn every traffic light green and give you the best parking space at Asda that type of Christianity is carnal and self centred.He came to put our self centred living to death so you no longer live but Christ lives in you and me has it happened in you yet.He will only say good and faithful servant to those who have been He can not lie.If your not living for the eternal your still earthly and your security is still in the temporal arena thats going to be shaken violently that the only things to remain are the things that can not be shaken.The picture is so clear to me Jesus is awesome have you really been born again and said what must i do to be saved or have you just prayed a prayer to go to Heaven show me in the bible were this prayer is please i have never found it . Did He walk on the shaws of Gallalie and shout hey guys pray this prayer then walk away?No He said follow me, you can pray a prayer and never follow and the church is full of such people how very sad this is to me. I would like to finish on this simple truth. YOU ARE CLAY and clay has no say neither do you, its down to the potters WILL what that clay becomes.You as a Christian have no rights what so ever if you think you have its called rebellion and God hates it like any other sin.DENY SELF and follow Christ is the only way otherwise there is no following,God bless
  • Matt on Is Jesus the “Prince” of Ezekiel 40-48?What everyone is missing here is this is the end of a age and a beginning of a New Age. When there is a new age there has always been a change in the priesthood and when there is a change in the priesthood that priest MUST offer sacrifices for himself. There has been 6 ages so far were are at the end of the sixth age. No one wants to consider that the Male Child or Man Child talked about the New Testament is someone other than Jesus this idea fills in so many blanks in questions that people have about end time events.
  • D L on Is Jesus the “Prince” of Ezekiel 40-48?Jesus does offer sacrifices -/ Hebrews clearly says He offered His own blood and also Hos body as well as ever living to fulfill other priestly duties and it is a resurrected human body that he has so we can't say He doesn't have a human body -- He does have a human body but's resurrected like ours will be.
  • D L on Is Jesus the “Prince” of Ezekiel 40-48?Obviously no one understands this and it is part of the "hidden manna" or something sealed until we are translated to be a "spirit of righteous men made perfect" (Heb 12:23) or do have resurrected bodies in the Millennium
  • Dennis on Is Jesus the “Prince” of Ezekiel 40-48?There's something I just don't get about this: If the time period is millenial, why would an animal sacrifice conducted in relation to this prince and the people of the land? Galatians says: "If I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be a transgressor." What business does anyone have attempting to cover sin with the blood of a bull in light of Jesus' redemption? If animal sacrifice is necessary for this man and the people of the land, then who of natural birth could it not be necessary for? And if animal sacrifice is necessary, what then did Jesus' sacrifice accomplish?
  • Robert Nicholas on How Long Was Jesus’ Ministry?Yes I have his book too and while I greatly respect the work Michael has done there are some errors, namely that Jesus ministry was from 29 to 30 AD and lasted 483 days from Baptism to Pentecost rather than 490 days: https://guidetothebible.wordpress.com/jesus-one-year-ministry/
  • Robert Nicholas on How Long Was Jesus’ Ministry?Thanks Charles, any further info on Dr Lant Carpenter's book is appreciated: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Monotessaron-Records-Carpenters-Apostolical-Carpenter/dp/1358914257
  • Robert Nicholas on How Long Was Jesus’ Ministry?Yes I read it and can see how weighted it is, there is not counter argument to provide a measured argument; There is no real recognition as to why at least two Bibles exist that have these notations stating that previous manuscripts did not contain John 6:4. There is no possible reasons given for this fact too. There is no mention that Michael Rood was not the first to propose this theory, nor in deed the last. In fact Time Hegg makes it sound like it is only Michael who came up with this. Also there is no recognition or mention of all the other evidences that support a one year ministry either, of which their are many: https://guidetothebible.wordpress.com/jesus-one-year-ministry/
  • Robert Nicholas on How Long Was Jesus’ Ministry?I agree: https://guidetothebible.wordpress.com/jesus-one-year-ministry/ Although by my calculations from scripture Jesus' Ministry was 483 days from His Baptism to Pentecost: Day 29 month11—3rd February 29AD—Jesus’ Baptism Day 15 month 13—20th March 29AD—Purim, the wedding in Cana (first miracle) Day 14 month 1—18th April 29AD—Passover and the first temple cleansing Day 8 month 3—10th June 29AD—The Sabbath before Shavuot, (the feast of the Jews) Day 1 month 7—28th September 29AD—Day of Trumpets and the transfiguration Day 10 month 7—7th October 29AD—Day of Atonement and Jubilee announced Day 15 month 7—12th October 29AD—Tabernacles and the unfulfilled day Day 24 month 9—19th December 29AD—Hanukkah Day 14 month 1—7th April 30AD—Passover, Jesus’ death and burial Day 15 month 1—8th April 30AD—Jesus preaches to the souls in Hell Day 16 month 1—9th April 30 AD—First Fruits and Jesus’ resurrection Day 30 month 2—22nd May 30AD—Jesus’ ascension Day 9 month 3—31st May 30AD—Pentecost
  • Tim McHyde on Do We Need To “Forsake All” (Like Jesus Said)?Jude, unfortunately you missed my point. I don't dispute Jesus invited even the multitudes to be his disciple and mentioned the high sacrifice and cost of accepting. But in his instructions to them on eternal life he said his "yoke was easy" (Mt 11:30) and was simply about love your neighbor as yourself for God (Mt 19:17-19). By all means follow Jesus' teachings! But don't forget that the audience of some of his words was not the general public but disciples who left everything and followed him around the countryside.
  • Jude on Do We Need To “Forsake All” (Like Jesus Said)?In Luke 14:25, it says that ''great multitudes followed Christ, and Jesus turned and said to them...whosoever does not forsake all that he owns cannot be my disciple". It's very clear this message is not going out to a select few, but to the multitude. If we want to be a disciple of Christ, i.e. a follower of Jesus, then we need to forsake all. The author of this site say this level of commitment is not required by the masses, yet it's what Jesus taught told the masses to do if they wanted to be his disciple. The author states that because Jesus isn't around any more then we can't follow him in the same way as the disciples, and as such what Jesus told the disciples to do we don't need to do. Jesus says at the end of the Matthew 28:20 "Go into all the world teaching all nations...teaching them to obey all things whatsoever I have command you, and lo, I am with you always, even until the end of the world". Jesus commanded his disciples to forsake all they own if they wanted to be his disciple. He taught that we should ''sell what you have, give alms, and provide for ourselves treasure in heaven". Jesus expressly commands his disciples to teach ALL nations to obey the very things that he commanded them to do. It can't get much clearer than that. And of course, Jesus says, 'I'm with you always, even unto the end of the world'. Just because his 'physical form' may not be on earth, his Spirit is and it is his Spirit that we need to follow and his teachings are his Spirit (John 6:63 - John 14:26). The message in this article is that we don't have to follow Christ's teachings if we don't want to. Despite Jesus says, ''If you love me you will obey me" (John 14:23-24). And despite Jesus saying that a wise person hears what Jesus says and DOES them (Matthew 7:24-27). The teaching on this site seems to be that you can essentially pick and choose which of Jesus' teachings you want to follow depending on what level of sacrifice you're willing to give to God, because all you need to do is to love God and love your neighbor (completely overlooking the fact that Jesus' life and teachings show us HOW to love God with all of our hearts, body, mind and strength, and to love our neighbor as ourselves). Essentially, you can choose to be the foolish person, who hears what Jesus say and doesn't do what he says, but still claim your entry to heaven on the basis of your 'apparent' acceptance of Christ as your Lord (see what happens to these people here: Matthew 7:21-23), and your own opinion on what it means to love God and your neighbor. I would strongly recommend people read what Jesus told those who wish to follow him to do. And ask yourself, 'Do I want to do do those things, do I want to be a follow of Christ?". If the answer is no, that's fine, we're given a free will. But if we're rejecting his teachings, then we're are rejecting him (Luke 10:16), so STOP calling yourself a Christian which is a disciple or a follower of Jesus (Acts 11:26). It's this lukewarmness that makes God sick, and brings more trouble and confusion to the cause of Christ that if one was hot or cold (Revelation 3: 16).
  • Gordon on Is Jesus the “Prince” of Ezekiel 40-48?Interesting .I understand and agree with what you are saying. Thought to ponder in isaiah 59 and 63 where it says there was no intercessor . Isaiah 59 saystherefore my own arm brought salvation unto him Isaiah 63 says I saw there was no intercessor therefore my own arm brought salvation unto me. Now I wonder why the speaker here who I believe is The Lord Jesus Christ virgin born born without sin would have to save himself? During the millennium son of David will be a sinner saved by grace just like the rest of the members of the body of Christ .
  • Lawrence on Do We Need To “Forsake All” (Like Jesus Said)?I think there is a point that many are missing here That Jesus taught separation from the world and it's values. And perhaps christians today have forgotten that worldlyness is rebellion. How about the verse if anyone loves this world, or anything in it, the love of the father does not abide in them. God is telling us clearly that we must be separate, holy, set apart. We must not follow the world, it's values or fashions. God forbids it. How we work that out in our lives is between us and the Holy Spirit. But we must take it seriously, or be lukewarm. Jesus was radical, how can we follow Him if we are cowardly ? Lovers of pleasure ? Spiritually lazy ?
  • Alan Peters on How Long is the Great Tribulation: 7 years or 3½?I'm surprised that in the quotation from Revelation (by Kirk on May 4th 2015) no one has picked up on the phrase "and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city for 3 1/2 days", without noticing that this very unusual occurrence already happened years ago. If they had, they would have known exactly when it was and that it has absolutely nothing whatever to do with the Great Tribulation which has only started recently
  • Tim McHyde on How Long Was Jesus’ Ministry?Falling, I have it, too. Next time you see him, ask him why he does not align Jesus' ministry in the 69th week with a Sabbath year as all the 70 weeks are aligned with which Jesus confirmed when declared a Sabbath year at the synagogue at Nazareth? He's off by a year or two because of this error.
  • Fallingwaters on How Long Was Jesus’ Ministry?Michael Rood says He died April 28th 28 CE I have the Chronological Gospels written by him.
  • NASI on Is Jesus the “Prince” of Ezekiel 40-48?Who is the Prince? Ok lets see this logically... YESHUA kept the ENTIRE law and was sinless. He kept the Passover with his disciples, as we all know, in the New Testament. The Prince is instructed by God to keep the Passover, and he eats bread made with leaven (Ezekiel 45:21). But Jesus kept the Passover... why would God need to remind him to keep the Torah? On top of that, the prince is instructed not to oppress the people by taking their land (Ezekiel 46:18). Does Jesus have an oppressive nature that God must warn against? I'm sincerely confused about this one. Some might argue that Jesus has spiritual sons, and other deep scholars who have read the Nag Hammadi might argue that He will come back and have children. (Whether the Nag Hammadi is inspired or not is another topic, but I believe every responsible researcher of truth should read ALL texts for themselves before judging. You wouldn't like a judge in a courtroom who didn't examine all the evidence before making a decision, would you? Likewise, we as the children of God should be constant truth seekers and we shouldn't pass judgment on anything without weighing the evidence for ourselves. I wonder if this prince is the same one spoken of in the Nag H. book titled: The Teachings of Silvanus. In there it talks about the exalted one which translates over to NASI in Hebrew, the same word used in Ezekiel for the prince! It mentions that one of the reasons that Jesus died was to humble him. I wonder if we’re just over thinking this and it is simply Yeshua... But it is better to question than to blindly follow the herd, which is why I think highly of anyone here who has left a comment. You guys are all amazing thinkers and I'm glad you all exist in an era full of Christians who never question anything. Some Christians have never even read through their entire Bibles once. You guys are simply amazing... Let's stick to the inspired word of God now. In order to further dissect this matter, I'll stick to the Bible from now on, because we can all agree that is inspired. I'll be using the jps tanakh along with the KJV and YLT translations as they are the purest in my opinion. We will be using Reflective Justification to prove that scripture matches with scripture and verse with verse. (Reflective Justification- when one verse justifies, unveils, and clarifies the meaning of another verse in scripture.) Micah 5:2 (JPS) “But thou, Beth-lehem Ephrathah, Which art little to be among the thousands of Judah, Out of thee shall one come forth unto Me that is to be ruler in Israel; Whose goings forth are from of old, from ancient days.” So as we can see, Yeshua is called the Ancient of Days by the text in Micah 5:2. Next let’s examine another verse. John 5:22 (KJV) “But the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son.” So as we can see the Father judges no one at all. Yeshua is the one on the judgment seat. Let’s take a look at the physical description of the risen Yeshua in the Bible now. Revelation 1:14 (KJV) “His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;” Now let’s take a look at the physical description of the Ancient of Days in Daniel. Daniel 7:9-10 (JPS) “I beheld Till thrones were placed, And one that was ancient of days did sit: His raiment was as white snow, And the hair of his head like pure wool; His throne was fiery flames, and the wheels thereof burning fire. A fiery stream issued And came forth from before him; thousand thousands ministered unto him, And ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; The judgement was set, And the books were open.” Doesn’t sound like the great white throne judgement to me since his throne has fiery flames which is orange, not white. And remember that the father judges no one but commits all judgement to the son. Let’s now look at the only clear description of God the Father in the New Testament. (I won’t go into the old testament for the sake of brevity.) Revelation 4:3 (KJV) “And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald” The sardine stone is red in color and jasper gives off the same quality. Later in revelation it speaks of Jesus taking the scroll from the Father, but remember still that the Father judges no one. The description of the Father doesn’t match the description of the Ancient of Days. But the description of the risen Jesus matches it perfectly! Revelation 5:5-6 (KJV) “And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” Now lets examine a promise of Jesus in revelation… Revelation 3:21 (KJV) “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father on his throne.” As we can see the word used here is SINGULAR, not plural… Now lets go back to Daniel. Daniel 7:13 (JPS) “I saw in the night visions, And, behold, there came with the clouds of heaven One like unto a song of man, And he came even to the ancient of days, And he was brought near before Him. And there was given him dominion, And glory, and a kingdom, That all the peoples, nations, and languages Should serve him; His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away and his Kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.” It doesn’t say that this person is worshipped, but that he is given servants and the ability to rule as the promise of Yeshua in Revealtion 3:21 stated! But lets go further to prove this point. Ezekiel 46:16-18 (JPS) ‘Thus saith the Lord God: If the prince give a gift unto any of his sons, it is his inheritance, it shall belong to his sons; it is their possession by inheritance. But if he give of his inheritance a gift to one of his servants, it shall be his to the year of liberty; then it shall return to the prince; but as for his inheritance, it shall be for his sons. Moreover the prince shall not take of the people’s inheritance, to thrust them wrongfully out of their possession; he shall give inheritance to his sons out of his own possession; that My people be not scattered every man from his possession.’ As we can see here the prince has servants and it needs to be warned not to do something wrong. That doesn’t apply to Yeshua, he is completely sinless and would never cause someone undue harm, God wouldn’t need to warn him against evil. Yet this prince has servants. Let’s continue further down this rabbit hole…. 1st Corinthians 2:7 (YLT) “which no one of the rulers of this age did know, for if they had known, the Lord of glory they would not have crucified.;” Why would the devil crucify Christ if it would destroy his works but to further clarify that this isn’t speaking of human rulers lets continue with reflective justification of scripture. The rulers didn’t know that they were helping to save man-kind by killing Christ. Ephesians 6:12 (YLT) “because we have not the wrestling with blood and flesh, but with the principalities, with the authorities, with the world-rulers of the darkness of this age, with the spiritual things of the evil in the heavenly places;” This proves that Jesus caught Satan and the world rulers of darkness in heavenly places off guard. But the prince who was prophesied of in Ezekiel and Daniel was what they were expecting, instead they Crucified Christ because they didn’t understand the scripture. As the scripture says in Corinthians, they wouldn’t have killed Christ if they knew what they were doing. They were tricked because they were expecting the prince, not the King!” The Hebrew word for King is Melech but the word for prince isn’t! The Word for Prince is Nagid/Nasi! Let us continue going further down this rabbit hole that leads to the prince.” Daniel 8:25 (JPS) “And through his cunning he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand’ and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and in time of security shall he destroy many; he shall also stand up against the prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand. And the vision of the evenings and mornings which hath been told is true; but thou, shut thou up the vision; for it belongeth to many days to come.” Revelation 17: 4 KJV “These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.” HMMMMM…. Yeshua is called King of Kings, lets continue to examine this further and he will overcome the armies of the beast… Now lets go back to the old testament…. Daniel 11:22 JPS “And the arms of the flood shall be swept away from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.” This verse is speaking about the anti-christ and not Antiochus because the verse next chapter is the final one in daniel and Daniel is told that it concerns the time of the end! The prince fails against an army of oncoming invaders but Yeshua doesn’t. It seems to me that the Prince of the Covenant isn’t the King of the Covenant! They are different! The principalties didn’t know the king was coming, if they had, they wouldn’t have crucified Him. Who could have expected that the I am would go so far as to wrap himself in flesh and dwell among us. Let’s go even further down the rabbit hole towards the prince… Revelation 19: 11-16 (NKJV) “Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God." As we can see this description matches the risen Jesus and the ancient of days in Daniel, the father judges no one as stated in john as well. Let us continue “And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp two edged sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: King of Kings and Lord of Lords.” As we can see He treads the winepress, this will be important to a point about the prince later. Just bare with me a little bit longer…. Isaiah 63: 1-4 “Who is this that cometh from Edom, With crimsoned garments from Bozrah? This that is glorious in his apparel, Stately in the greatness of his strength?—‘I that speak in victory, might to save.’—Wherefore is thine apparel red, and They garments like his that treadeth in the winevat?’ I have trodden the winepress alone, And of the peoples there was no man with Me; Yea, I trod them in Mine anger, And trampled them in My fury; And their lifeblood dashed against My garments, And I have stained all My raiment.” As we can see the speaker is shocked that someone else has stained clothes like him. The speaker is Jesus who treads the winepress and as we read in the earlier verse his clothes were stained with blood. But who is this other person Yeshua sees coming---the prince. Let’s take a closer look now… Jeremiah 30:21 (JPS) “And their prince shall be of themselves, And their ruler shall proceed from the midst of them; And I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto Me; For who is he that hath pledged his heart to approach unto Me?” said the LORD. Now who is the LORD(I am) lets take a look. Wasn’t Jesus with God at the beginning? Why would he make a pledge? John 8:58 KJV “Jesus said to them, “I assure you: before Abraham was, I am.” He said this in many other places, including when the soldiers came to arrest Him in the garden. If Jesus is the I am and the Father judges no one then who is this prince in Jeremiah who pledged his heart to approach Yeshua? Jesus always had the attention of the Father as we will prove now… John 11: 42 KJV “And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which standby I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.” Yeshua always had the attention of the Father. He is the only one to judge, not the Father. He matches the description of the Ancient of days and is even called so in the JPS which is the most jewish translation of the old testament and the closest one to the original meaning in English. He said that he would give someone coming the throne, the way his father did for him. This person would have servants but wouldn’t be worshipped. The rulers of darkness would not have crucified him if they knew what they were doing. It is evident that the prince is not the king and the king is not the prince. Messiah simply means anointed, David, Saul, Samuel, and others were called Messiah. It appears that Messiah the prince is not Messiah the King! They are different people! It appears that the King of Kings is not the Prince of Princes, and that each are mentioned differently by both God, scripture, and plain logic. There is more evidence I have but I feel that this has gone on long enough. I believe that the man child is the prince because Jesus is in heaven at the time of the writing, Revelation is a book of prophecy and it wouldn’t speak of the past. The prince is on earth and the devil is looking for him, he seems to be the weak link in Bible prophecy. He isn’t The Father, Son, or Holy Spirit yet he is important which makes him an easy target for Satan. There are more verses to prove my point with reflective justification but I believe this to be good enough for now, there is already sufficient evidence to prove that Jesus is not the prince. Even lost books like the Ascension of Isaiah mentions that Jesus has a chosen one, things are about to get interesting, seeing how this is the true Jubilee year as well. Whoever this guy is, he is out there waiting to be revealed, the prince of the millennium. ??
  • JoAnn on How Can Planet X Be Revelation’s star Wormwood?Are you saying that because I don't speak in tongues I'm not saved.
  • Tim McHyde on “Pray that your flight not be…on the Sabbath day”?All the commandments were created for man, not man created for the commandments. But stating this does not mean every command of God is universal, for mankind. The Sabbath so far has only been given to one nation: ancient Israel. In the Millennium under the New Covenant (Jer 31:31) it will be finally given to all nations (Isa 66:23). Until then, it's a grave error to take on commands that were never given to you as it tends to make you lose focus off the ones that were given to you and to all, just as Acts 15 demonstrates so well, as does the modern Hebrew Roots Movement with its lack of love (John 13:35).
  • patrick on “Pray that your flight not be…on the Sabbath day”?Let me quote a good teacher, as he made reference to the old covenant, with a new perspective and understanding of Christ's impact on the "New Covenant" Mark 2:27 Then he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath". I feel that the Sabbath should be kept, but clearly, keeping the Sabbath does not separate the wheat from the chaff.
  • Tim McHyde on Should You See/Read the Shack?Christian orthodox "doctrine" is drawn mostly on tradition, not truth, not directly Scripture-only. That's why there's 40,000 divergent, warring denominations. The yardstick therefore is really the Word of God (Lk 21:8), not what a religion invented 300 years after Christ says.
  • mckay144 on Should You See/Read the Shack?Although I agree that you will not get cooties or anything like that from reading/watching The Shack, there are certain essentials of the Christian faith that one should keep in mind. Discernment is based on criteria, and is not emotionally based. A person with discernment makes judgement calls, much like the way a referee discerns whether a play is in-bounds or out-of-bounds. There are rules, lines painted on the playing field, and specific guidelines to follow. In Christianity, we call those rules the doctrines of orthodoxy. You need to focus on orthodoxy, because that is the yardstick that your discernment works with. Discernment is meaningless without it.
  • Matt on Is Jesus the “Prince” of Ezekiel 40-48?The prince here also offers scarifices for his sins Jesus was the altimate sacrifice this hast to be another king priest that comes in the order of Christ just as Christ came in the order of Melchizedek. Neither Christ's or Melchizedeks priesthood ends. At the end of an age there is a change in the priesthood and that priest must offer his own sacrifices according to the Bible. Don't get me wrong Jesus Christ's priesthood is neverending. But this also explains why they start sacrificing in the mellinial temple. The Male Child or Man Child spoke of in the Bible is not Christ it is the prince in Ezekiel 44-46 and other place talking about the 1,000 year kingdom. When the Bible talks about the woman taken to the wilderness this is the true church not marry like most people think, from among her A Male Child/King Priest will come to rule in the mellinial kingdom, once again Jesus is still over this Male Child, because Christ is at the right hand of the father.
  • John the Baptist the 2nd on Why a Third Elijah is ComingHmmmmm.
  • Brian Perro on Is the Rapture before Wormwood?I would also do like clarity on the wheels ,4 living creatures,their purpose, why are they "creatures"and the sealing of 144,000. Who are they, what why? WHEN?!
  • Scott H Edwards on Scott Clarke Prophecy Video Theories DebunkedNews flash after seeing all the about back and forth ... " Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal."
  • John on When Elijah Comes, What Will He Be Wearing?They will die in Jerusalem, IIRC the good book doesnt limit their ministry to the city
  • Mark W on When Elijah Comes, What Will He Be Wearing?Whatever they might be wearing, let's not forget PLACE. They will necessarily need to be in Jerusalem, right? Doesn't that narrow things down a bit?
  • Mark W on When Elijah Comes, What Will He Be Wearing?Sounds like Chris (Christopher, "bearing Christ") Angel, performing miraculous works on the Las Vegas strip daily, but with NO reference to Yah or the Way. In some ways I see some truth and practicality to what you describe here. In the end, I think the true believers with eyes to see and ears to hear, who "keep the testimony of Yahushua and His commandments", will KNOW the difference, whatever the garb. In the same way Y'hovah will make a way for us to the Land when it is time, He will also put it on our hearts and in our minds when the true witness comes along. It certainly isn't Chris, unless, perhaps, he calls fire down from heaven. And in that case, he would be the AC.
  • Mark W on Do We Need To “Forsake All” (Like Jesus Said)?Who among us can argue that True Love is at times its own life-giving sacrifice? John 14:15 "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” Galatians 5:14 "The entire Law is fulfilled in a single decree: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” John 15:12-14 "This is My commandment, that you love one another as I loved you. 13Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. 14You are My friends if you do what I command you.…" Now if we can love ourselves the way Y'hovah loves us, loving others as ourselves takes on new meaning doesn't it? It is not as easy as it sounds. If we can be ready on a moment's notice to lay down our lives even for the sake of a complete stranger, and also be ready to sacrifice ourselves for sake of the small things short of getting snuffed out (which are even harder) -- we are fulfilling the Law, when we DO those things. Take it from my disabled wife's caregiver.
  • Mark W on Do We Need To “Forsake All” (Like Jesus Said)?Mat. 9:13 -- "I desire mercy, not sacrifice." What does it mean if we sacrifice all and have not love?
  • Tim McHyde on How Long Was Jesus’ Ministry?Rose, I understand your skepticism from being burnt before by many number theories out there. Your argument is not valid that because it has an end time application it can't have another one. If there are 62 weeks between Jesus' ministry start and when he was "cut off" then it works on another level you prefer to discount, but with no good reason given...
  • Rose White on How Long Was Jesus’ Ministry?the sixty two weeks are clearly the End Time as the lead up to the abomination of desolation. Claiming otehrwise is jus another instance of peopel finding a number they like an building all manner of myth and false doctrine about it . That in itself is a sign of these End Times!
  • Paul from Australia on Scott Clarke Prophecy Video Theories DebunkedI've been following both Scott Clarke and Tim for many years. Neither of them have ever said "Christ WILL return on this date....." Both guys love The Lord and are studying His word. To understand the end times takes a lot of studying. I have been studying this for over 20 years and now believe that ALL who accept Jesus as their Lord and Saviour are people who's names are in the "Book of Life" and will eventually get to heaven. However, only those who have "OVERCOME" will "Escape all these things". It's probably about 10-15 per cent who will be taken after the anti-Christ is revealed. (Pre-tribulation rapture) for the WORTHY. The remaining Christians (who are worldly and are not on fire for God) will be left to go through the tribulation. Many of them understand what has happened and will be beheaded for their faith and "Overcome" during the first 1260 days. It took me many years of studying and praying for me to understand this. Some of you will understand this, some will not. Some will people will use their pre-determined ideas to try and "de-bunk" this. Study, pray and be open to what God is going to do. Time is short, Christ WILL return soon. We are NOT in darkness, so should be prepared like the 5 x wise virgins. If you're not on fire for God, you need to re-prioritise your life. I honestly don't care if Jesus returns pre - mid or post. It doesn't matter, as long as we are following Him 100 per cent. How many people have you shared Jesus with this week?
  • John on When Elijah Comes, What Will He Be Wearing?I forgot to mention the the leader that will be raised up is, "For who is like God?" Wow! Elijah IS a witness, and is Moses likewise! He and his BROTHER, Aaron or fellow servant Elisha helps and plays a crucial role! At the end of revelation the angel tells john not to worship him, but to worship God. He also tells him that he is of his brethren, the prophets... the more you loom into the connections and the biblical activities of the 2, the more it weaves together! God is good!
  • John on When Elijah Comes, What Will He Be Wearing?The 2 witnesses are Michael and Gabriel, as they are the 2 annointed ones that stand before God. They are the 2 olive trees, and 2 lampstands. This fits Zechariah perfectly, and confirms that Jesus is the golden lampstick who will give his 7 spirits to them. They will incarnate as humans as a final test, i think it isnt beyond the realm of satan to make the proper accusatons to get this to happen. Indeed, it falls in line with Zechariah because Jesus ALSO came in the flesh and would complete the picture. They must also be martyred for their witness. Finally, dont assume they wont be known before the ministry. Its says on Jeremiah 51, IIRC, that the Lord will raise up an appointed leader to lead the remnant in a second exodus to the land promised to our forefathers. Hence why they will END their journey in the city spiritually called, "Sodom." Oh look, yet another identifying connection. Hallelujah!
  • Alex Duran on New Jerusalem – No Gentile Gate? + Rom 11 Olive Tree – Israel?What will the New Gates of Jerusalem be made of?
  • John on Is Jesus the “Prince” of Ezekiel 40-48?Jesus was sinless, and still is. It cant be Him.
  • Isaac on Confused by Hebrew Roots/Torah Keeping?And you are correct, keeping the Torah isn't a salvation issue. It's an obedience issue. He made that clear also in Matt chapter .
  • Isaac on Confused by Hebrew Roots/Torah Keeping?You are using an English dictionary to translate something written in Hebrew and Greek. I teach and speak Hebrew. Unless you understand Hebrew idioms, the language is just as hard as English to translate properly. Jesus historically kept the sabbath, the feast, holy days, and the Torah. The old and new Covenant Are in regards to sacrifice, not keeping the Torah. The Jews made the Torah burdensome and added to it. You can't mis interpret his sermon on the mount. Matt chap 5. God never said in the Old Testament that no one could heal in the sabbath. That was something that the Jews added. You are not even rightly dividing the word in the scriptures you quote. Your 2 scripture you quote in Matt and Mark are simply things incorrectly added to the Torah that Christ denounced. There is nothing biblically to suggest or even began to prove that Christ or his disciples did not keep the Sabbath the feasts or the holy days. And world history proves the exact opposite. That he indeed kept the Torah. And I don't know where your 70 A.D. is coming from, but again world history proves the Sabbath was kept in till around 300 A.D.
  • Tim McHyde on Confused by Hebrew Roots/Torah Keeping?Isaac, there's not a single verse stating Jesus kept Torah. Not even Sabbath. But I can show you two verses where he said he did not have to keep Sabbath as the Lord of it (Mk 2:27-29=Mt 12:7-8) and he worked just as God worked on Sabbath (John 5:17-18) (!!!). If he wanted his followers to follow Moses' Law he would not have made such statements and instead would have said "Keep the Torah!" again a statement you will never find amidst all his many statements of what he did want followers to do. The Torah is not "destroyed" because it is prophetic and "all must be fulfilled" (end time prophecy). But did you catch where he said it would go away? So much for it being eternal like you Torah Keepers think if you're keeping something given to someone else who stopped keeping it 2500 years ago. The "least in the kingdom" "these commands" are the ones that follow in Mt 5-7 which tell you how to get great credit/reward for your righteousness unlike the Pharisees. The Torah had NOTHING to do with salvation, greatness or "leastness" in the Kingdom of God. It was about ancient Israel staying in Palestine. Finally, yes of course we can have statues just like good Catholics do who are headed to the Kingdom. If it's a sin that keeps you from the Kingdom, how would anyone know this since 1) most in history have not had a Torah and 2) the Torah's audience is not most anyway, but one dead people called ancient Israel. Look, "keep Torah" if you want (although no one really does so since 70AD) but don't think for a second that 1) Jesus did this as an example for us when not a single verse says he did and 2) Jesus taught this in any of his words. If you take a look at what he really said to do and what he never said you'll be quite surprised where it leads you and what it leads you away from. Peace! Tim
  • Isaac on Confused by Hebrew Roots/Torah Keeping?WRONG!!!!!! The scriptures you quoted as a base line for Christ doing away with the Torah is bad interpretation. First of all, Christ kept the Torah. His disciples kept the Torah. The first church kept the Torah for almost 300 years till it was changed during the Christian crusades by Constantine. (History proves that). Christ says in the sermon on the mount..."I've not come to abolish my Torah or the prophets but to show you how to live within it." "Not one jot or tiddle shall pass from my Torah until heaven and earth pass away." "He that teaches otherwise will be the least in my kingdom." MATT:5 (read the whole chapter! Smh) Next topic... So you think Jesus just picked 5 random commands to keep from the 10 commandments huh??? Guess we can worship any graven images and have other gods before him? Lol. Bro get a grip and read the whole chapter and the chapters before and the chapter after the 2 verses you are plucking and doing a bad job of interpreting. I don't need to go further as this has taken enough of my morning. Yours truly, Former AG goer Isaac
  • Tim McHyde on Psalm 83: Not A Middle East War Prophecy?Mary, Jesus said the abomination meant you have to run like hell. If you wait until that "sign" (as you call it), it's now perilously close to the Antichrist total control and you have to now get to Petra on your own rather than with the group that left at the 1335 day mark.
  • Tracy Fyler on The Gap/Delay in the Seventy Weeks Before the (Entire) 70th WeekWeeks weak 3+1/2 to complete Rev 11-13 three perspectives of the Great Tribulation Period Jesus already complete first half of 9:27 Thee Lamb of God Who takes away the"SIN" unbleif of the world ,the reason Jesus had to stop in middle of prophecy concerning His Ministry in Luke 4:18-21, At the beginning of His 3.5 year mission Isa 61:1,2a/stop/ 2b,3 beginning Luke 21:22 ...This week is MOST Unique and stands out above all others as Isaiah 53 (The Holy of Holies) and Luke 22:42 can you see in the mouth of two or three Rev 4-10 message of the end, given by messenger Rev 14-19 same little book, only later perspective look, message of End given by John*. Like cause and effect . The second half of His Ministry Adoption process of Romans 8:18-23 in biblical times being the tutoring of a child into Mind ,Will, and Purpose of the father, to receive Inheritance and signet ring of authority this adoption in Ephesians to bring about 4:13 As in Rev 20:4-6,11-13 Jn 14:12,20 1:20,21 20:21 Heb. 5:8,9 Plus, The Preacher, Ecc 7:8 Better is the End of a thing than the beginning thereof and Patient in spirit better than proud in spirit 7=Covenant, Kingdom, Divine Completion 8= Rebirth, Revelation In Greek Jesus 888 As in Jn 2:9, 1:Pet 1:23 ,Reborn in us Jn 11:25 us together in Him ! *40+ similarities between Messenger and John Paul in 1 Cor.15:23-28 ,51,52 Resurrection and Rapture simultaneously thus Acts 14:22 in harmony will Rev 3:18 till end of world Matt 28:18-20. Hebrews 3:12-14
  • Mary on Psalm 83: Not A Middle East War Prophecy?If the abomination is "not really a sign to look for," why did Jesus say it is?
  • nae on Is Jesus the “Prince” of Ezekiel 40-48?Jesus is so holy that man will insist that will go stag to every event for all eternity? so if it is not ok for first Adam to be alone , then why it is ok for second Adam to be alone? the great Gift God gave man was EVE , to loved and chosen .. and to think his people out such love for Our son of man .. would deny him the right to a help mate ? Did anyone ever think that just maybe the son of David might want maybe one wife ? Maybe that is even one reason he died maybe there was someone in Sheol that he liked maybe he even loved her. that is such a mystery of a man dying for a woman he loved. so you all want to say that Second Adam can't have a second EVE.. that man chose to die to give you life and to bring all men and women..to where he isand what he is .. the Son of David a man by the way, was too holy to love just one woman? he is a man guys ? maybe he was always capable of sin but chose to not sin for our sakes.. to bring back our glory. and God gave man the greatest gift to be chosen and loved by a help mate to have children that cherish him. but man that claims ot Love our redeemer will deny God's right arm and our redeemer that same love ? that greatest gift he gave man ... to have love and a family.. the son of David the older Brother of Solomon is too holy for love? or just that kind of love ? He has to Go stag forever and always, and dance alone with his crowns if he bothers to show up at all. I mean his brother Solomon had thousands and his dad had nearly a thousand wives . but because King David's son , raised by God himself to be our savior . His people love him so very much we will make our King sit with his crown on a throne and dance alone for all time.. yep that sounds like a plan. we can call him King Pope Nope You Can't .
  • larry fields on Paul — The False Apostle?With all due respect, most people miss two statements by Paul. The first one is Romans 2:16 "In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel." The other is 1 Corinthians 15:1 thru 4 "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved,......". Only Paul received the many mysteries he revealed in his epistles, including the mystery of being saved by Faith plus nothing else. God Bless.
  • jack gielen gielen on Is Jesus the “Prince” of Ezekiel 40-48?The princes of ezek 45 17 are angel judges the prince cant be the messiah as he is the one on the throne
  • Douglas Allen on The Ironic Christian Fear of Cults (When They’re Already In One)Tim I have your book, but I do not know about the "support team." I would like to read the information that is available to the team. Please advise or tell me where to find the info about the team.
  • Tim McHyde on The Gap/Delay in the Seventy Weeks Before the (Entire) 70th WeekGood point, Annette, I should have thought of that myself!
  • Annette on The Gap/Delay in the Seventy Weeks Before the (Entire) 70th WeekAnother thing you can mention when you talk to people who believe this, is the example from Isaiah 61. Jesus read it in the Nazareth synagogue, up until the end of the things He did in His first coming, and the rest are unfulfilled until His second coming, without explaining to the reader that there is a gap.
  • Talmid on How Long Was Jesus’ Ministry?Excellent article. I wonder if any here are willing to read it.
  • Gary Westermann on Scott Clarke Prophecy Video Theories DebunkedI also came across the Rev 12 astrological event that is supposed to be fulfilled on the 23 September 2017 and not again for 1000's years. But the big thing that they don't see is that the second part would also have to be there - the firey dragon to consume the child!
  • Tim McHyde on Have You Committed the Unpardonable Sin (Without Knowing It)?Alex, yes it is quite a conclusion, thanks. The difference is, to ascribe the works of a proven, authenticated baptized-in-the-spirit prophet like Jesus to the devil requires a serious hard-heart in the face of overwhelming signs. That was the unique situation the Pharisees had with Yeshua in front of them who even called them "children of your father the devil." In contrast to this, laity and preachers doing questionable antics in the churches are classified differently since none of these people are authenticated prophets or baptized in the spirit by the apostles like the people in Acts all were (not even deacons like Philip did this). I've yet to see one of these so called "prophets" or "baptized-in-the-spirit" Christians that measure up to the quality and standards laid out in the Bible for these things. I see a lot of counterfeits missing key aspects, but close enough to fool the masses. That's kind of Christianity's calling card, "many deceiving many in Christ's name" (Mt 24:5). So I'm not uncomfortable to generalize about the group (not any individual, certainly not one doing signs like Yeshua. Would not say that!) To be clear, I'm not saying it's all 100% demonic, but at best it's a very lob-sided mix with the demons having the upper hand with the lack of discerning of spirits I've seen in these churches (even ones with deliverance ministries!).
  • Alex Mirchev on Have You Committed the Unpardonable Sin (Without Knowing It)?Tim, that's quite a conclusion for someone who just wrote that the Pharisees were accused of committing the unpardonable sin by attributing the power of the HS to the devil. I'm a Oneness Pentecostal and, like you, I find the way many churches behave themselves in the name of the Holy Spirit unnerving, but I will stop short of saying it is demonic. I will say that perhaps your church wasn't right, not the idea. Speaking with tongues was a common theme in the New Testament, and many times the tongues were not understood, as Paul says, they were between man and God. "For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding." I Corinthians 14:2?, ?14?-?15 NKJV http://bible.com/114/1co.14.2-15.NKJV I hope this post brings you edification, just as your writings have for me. God bless you.
  • Sue on Have You Committed the Unpardonable Sin (Without Knowing It)?Wow, Tim, I have to say as an aside, your website automatically linked my Acts 10 reference to the scripture for viewing. Never noticed that before.Probaby never mentioned a scripture. Did you write that script? Brilliant!
  • Sue on Have You Committed the Unpardonable Sin (Without Knowing It)?I've always wondered how does one know they have the Holy Spirit (HS)? It's certainly not speaking gobbeldy gook that no-one around you understands. If you have the gift of tongues, it's kind if the reverse of the tower of Babel. Can anyone claiming to have the gift of tongues speak to any foreigner they encounter in their own language despite never learning that language like the Acts crew? If not, it's not the Biblical gift of tongues. Does one have to be baptised before receiving the HS? Seemingly not. Acts 10 describes Cornelius' household being endowed with the HS before they were baptised. Do people who claim to have the HS behave differently (like- kind of Holy I guess)? I know a number of people who claim to have the HS who are quite nasty. The Acts crew clearly received the HS with all the violent winds and tongues like fire settling on them. After Acts, it seems nothing like that happens until the HS is poured out in the last days. I sure don't think I have the HS despite asking for it constantly. Maybe it's just not time.
  • mariette trapp on Efrain Rodriguez – Asteroid Prophecy 2014?there will be a chastisement if people do not repent. mr. efrain rodriguez is not wrong with his predictions we just do not know when these things will happen. check out the our lady of fatima apparitions they all coincide with mr. rodriguez's message. people must be spiritually ready and repent and change their lifestyles. as in the days of noah christ told us to be watchful and ready.......
  • Trace Horn on Have You Committed the Unpardonable Sin (Without Knowing It)?Tim, another great article, very polarizing it seems among the less mature, which is understandable; it is a hard teaching. An interesting thing I've thought of (Holy Spirit inspired?) as I pondered your words here, is that there are three types of Holy Spirit interactions with man, not just one. The first is a "basic" interaction, which all Christians should be familiar with, that is, the Holy Spirit giving us knowledge and understanding of Scripture, and speaking to us in that "still small voice". The second is a little more intense, and that is described in the old testament when the Spirit of the Lord would "come upon" a person, i.e. Sampson. I can't imagine this to be an indwelling of HS, as I previously thought before considering this article, since Sampson was obviously living in sin. Rather, it is more of a supernatural "inspiration" to accomplish the will of God, I believe to possibly be the same style of inspiration on the writers and composers of Scripture. Also, possibly an explanation for *some* who speak in tongues or dream dreams etc. (not of the Pentecostal church type, obviously). Then of course there is the third type, which comes by the laying on of hands, which may be lost now or for a time (I need to consider this more carefully before being sure). Let me know what you think
  • Diane on Street Healing Videos of Todd White and Pete CabreraThanks for sharing your experience. 🙂
  • Allan on Should You See/Read the Shack?I also agree Sherry. PPL need to read the bible for themselves and NOT depend on the church pastor to tell them all they need to know. Nothing wrong with going to church, just don't depend on the church to teach you everything, and the fellowship is a real blessing too. My last point for consideration is, God only lets us learn what what we can handle!! The more we learn, the more satan will be drawn to attack us. humbly...allan
  • Tim McHyde on The Ironic Christian Fear of Cults (When They’re Already In One)Bekah, Glad to hear that and to help. I bet a lot of Christians who search truth like you needed someone to reassure them by saying this.
  • Felicia Dixon on Scott Clarke Prophecy Video Theories DebunkedThe Rapture is Pre-Tribulation. It's sound Biblical Doctrine.
  • Mike Moore on Is Jesus the “Prince” of Ezekiel 40-48?The Prince sounds like the principal character. If Christ will rule the nations with a rod of iron... how is He going to do this? He must be the ruler during the millennial. A physical person of some sort? Will He need to be priest during this time? Who shall declare His generation? Does Christ take on a physical millennial body during this time and complete His "cut off" life span? The fact that the prince offers sacrifices for himself and separates himself from the priesthood, is this to show how this political appointment should be handled in relation to God in all aspects of its authority to teach mankind during this time how it was meant to be? The fact that the man... Christ Jesus, returns... can he then have offspring as a man??
  • Felecia Nieves on The Ironic Christian Fear of Cults (When They’re Already In One)Makes sense. I'm too busy trying to stay rooted and grounded in my faith to assault other folks believing their way is the right way. Clearly believing Jesus as the way for me is my foundation. Staying here and staying away from other people's ideas.
  • Tim McHyde on The Ironic Christian Fear of Cults (When They’re Already In One)Sam, lol, glad to hear it. It's been something I should have written years ago.
  • Sam on The Ironic Christian Fear of Cults (When They’re Already In One)Whenever I'm thinking something but can't quite articulate what it is I want to say, I just have to wait for another one of your articles and bam! Love this article.