Posts Categorized: Bible Prophecy

The New “Community” Policing?

The latest news in the George Floyd martyrdom epic is that the Minneapolis City Council is seriously considering disbanding their police force.  Los Angeles also wants to move in that direction.  No doubt other cities will follow suit.  Additionally, the Minneapolis Public Schools have voted to end their contract with the Minneapolis Police Department.  That…

Prophecy Update: Chaos – Connect the Dots

Lately we’ve seen an incredible outbreak of violence around America.  At one point I Googled “list of cities with violent protest.”  From Wikipedia I ended up with a forty-five-page document showing every state with cities large and small plus a description of the protest activity.  How should we as Christians view all this? This essay…

What Is a Prophetic Voice?

Are there prophets today?  Who are they?  What message do they bring from God?  Why don’t we hear from them or recognize their prophetic mantle? I was speaking to a retired pastor recently who told me that back in the days of Hal Lindsay and The Late Great Planet Earth, he was all in.  He…

Herd Mentality Prevents Herd Immunity

Herd mentality.  This could also be called mob mentality.  In the Bible, mobs are referred to as rabble or riff-raff.  They’re always stirring up trouble and inciting violence or discontent.  We see them in various places. Numbers 11:4 The riff-raff that were in their midst had a strong desire; and the Israelites turned back and…

Nineveh’s Repentance & America’s…What?

In the book of Jonah, we learn that God called the prophet to preach repentance to the city of Nineveh.  Famously, Jonah resisted that call and ran as far as he could in the opposite direction.  God demanded obedience and convinced Jonah through his adventure with the whale to go do what he’d been told….

Prophecy Update: Rapture Snapback Theory

“Houston, we have a problem.”  A potentially serious issue with the Apollo 13 spacecraft back in 1970 caused one of the NASA astronauts to supposedly utter this phrase.  In reality, it was stated in the past tense as “Houston, we’ve had a problem here.”  Regardless, it’s famously misquoted and is quite useful to this present…

The False Prophets of NAR

In the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), the primary presumption is that God has designated the leaders in this movement as modern-day apostles and prophets.  They lean on Ephesians 4:11-13 for their Scriptural basis: And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds [pastors] and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of…

Prophecy Update: What’s Next?

Two major events happened recently which appear to have significant prophetic implications.  In this essay, I want to suggest the possible ramifications flowing from these events. Of course the caveat applies that the author has no special revelations from God, only the speculative imagination that comes from being a fiction author. Event Number One is…

Scoffers & Mockers Then & Now

Back in Ezekiel’s day, he faced much scoffing and mocking when he brought forth the Word of the Lord.  Despite being so faithful to God and being a conduit for many messages to the Israelites, their constant scorn of God’s prophetic Word had to weigh on Ezekiel.  To reassure him, God spoke extensively about those…

How Preterism Leads to NAR Thinking

Preterism is an eschatological position that believes all or most Bible prophecy was fulfilled by the end of the first century.  A couple of years ago some friends from our church spent a week at Bethel Church in Redding, CA, bought a book on partial-preterism from the Bethel bookstore, and recommended I read it since…