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The Gates Of Jerusalem Have A Story To Tell  -   Prpphecy in the News Magazine -  June  2006 The Gates Of Jerusalem Have A Story To Tell - Prpphecy in the News Magazine - June 2006 Document Transcript

  • June 2006 $2.95 U.S. ($4.25 Canada) New Gate Herod’s Damascus Gate Gate • • • Jaffa Gate Lion’s Gate • • • • Eastern Gate • Zion’s Gate Dung Gate
  • INSIDE THIS ISSUE The Gates of Jerusalem . . . . . . 3 The naming of Jerusalem’s gates probably took place in the days of King David. Looking into the far future, as a prophet, David P. O. Box 7000 named the gates, beginning in the North (a type of heaven) and Oklahoma City, OK 73153 Dr. J. R. Church, Editor proceeded counter-clockwise westward around the city walls, Gary Stearman, Associate Editor down the Tyropeon Valley to Jerusalem’s lowest point overlooking the city dump ground, then back up the eastern side to the entrance Volume 26 • Number 6 • June 2006 of the Temple. The names of these gates have a fabulous prophetic SUBSCRIPTION RATES: story to tell. Its message will “ring your spiritual bell! U. S.: $29.95 - 1 year Foreign/Canada: $34.95 - 1 year (U. S. Funds) Toll-Free Telephone: 1-800-475-1111 The Works of John the Apostle . . . . . . 6 Fax: (405) 636-1054 The Apostle John gave us five New Testament books, beginning Find Prophecy in the News on the Worldwide Web! with his Gospel, and concluding with the Bible’s most mysterious http://www.prophecyinthenews.com book, Revelation. In the second century, no one doubted John’s authorship. But as time passed, some grew restless with trying to figure out the strange stories and symbols in the Apocalypse. This Page 3 . . . led to speculation that John might not be the author — that the book might not deserve to be in the New Testament. J. R. Church The Gates of Jerusalem researches the details and proves John’s authorship. By J. R. Church The Speed of Thought . . . . . . 8 Have you ever heard someone say, “One day, we’ll be able to travel at the speed of thought”? We envision a kind of unlimited Page 6 . . . freedom in heaven, where the mere desire to be in a location results in instant relocation to that point. But here on earth, we’re trapped The Works of John the Apostle in the time-space. In this domain, one’s progress is blocked by By J. R. Church traffic, fences, walls, doors and dimensional barriers. Code Name: Judgment Day! . . . . . . 14 Iran is moving forward with it nuclear weapons program. It is Page 8 . . . obvious that they plan to start a war with America and Israel. And yet, nothing is being done about it in the West. However, Ezekiel 38 The Speed of Thought tells us that Iran (Persia) will not succeed in this mad adventure. By Gary Stearman Do You Believe in Miracles . . . . . . 16 H. A. Ironside once prayed, “Lord we know that the cattle on a thousand hills are all yours. Please sell some of them and send us the money.” It was 1937, and the leaders of Dallas Theological Seminary Page 14 . . . needed $10,000 to keep from closing up. Read what happened! Code Name: Judgment Day AMAZING DISCOVERIES . . . . . . 17 Jewish Holy Days: The Making of a Baby - Zola Levitt made a startling discovery about the Jewish Holy Days that, to Page 16 . . . my knowledge, had never been seen before. From the egg on the Passover table, to the eight days of Hanukkah, Zola laid out the Do You Believe in Miracles? gestation period from conception to birth. It’s amazing! The Hebrew Alphabet: Introducing the a Shin . . . . . . 30 We hope you have enjoyed our series on the Wisdom in the He- brew Alphabet. Shin is the 21st letter, and one of the most exciting. Page 30 . . . Basically, it stands for El Shaddai — Almighty God. Shin appears on the doorposts of every Jewish home as a symbol of our ultimate Introducing the a Shin destination is heaven — our Father’s house. So, be sure to read this By J. R. Church installment in the series. 2 Prophecy in the News
  • Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com They Have a Story to Tell The Gates of Jerusalem By J. R. Church On the cover I’ve included pictures of the modern gates around the Old City of Jeru- salem. Over the centuries, every time the walls of the city were expanded outward, the appropriate gate would simply follow the wall, yet, each gate remained in the same general proximity as the earlier gate that it replaced. However, in the days of King David, Jerusalem was a much smaller compound, with walls and gates much closer together (see map on page 4). Four hundred years later the Babylonian army destroyed the city and left the walls and gates in ruins. The book of Nehemiah records the rebuilding of the city around 445 B.C. In chapter three, repairs were made to ten gates. They are listed in the order of their locations, beginning with the Sheep Gate In Nehemiah’s day, Jerusalem was much smaller. Yet, there were ten gates that near the northeastern reaches of the wall had to be rebuilt. The story of these gates is in Nehemiah, chapter 3. The names of corresponding to the general proximity those gates reveal God’s plan of salvation, beginning with the Sheep Gate near the of the modern Herod’s Gate. Each gate is northeast corner of Jerusalem’s wall and continuing in a counter-clockwise rotation. listed as Nehemiah names them in a coun- In this article, you will be amazed at the story they have to tell. ter-clockwise rotation. They are: 1. Sheep Gate (Neh. 3:1) to begin with the sacrificial lamb. John the of the ancient Fish Gate. 2. Fish Gate (v. 3) Baptist introduced Jesus as “the Lamb of Once we leave the story of the sacrificial 3. Old Gate (v. 6) God that taketh away the sins of the world” lamb, we are reminded that our Savior told 4. Valley Gate (v.13) (John 1:29). The Apostle John reminds us of His disciples that He would make them 5. Dung Gate (v. 13) the “Lamb” throughout His Gospel and in to become “fishers of men” (Matt. 4:19). 6. Fountain Gate (v. 15) the book of Revelation. Jesus is the Lamb! In fact, a fish became the symbol of New 7. Water Gate (v. 26) The Sheep Gate was located near the his- Testament Christianity. 8. Horse Gate (v. 28) toric sheep market, which is still in business The Fish Gate represents the publication 9. East Gate (v. 29) to this very day. Herod’s Gate is located in of the Gospel of eternal life. Beginning with 10. Miphkad or Inspection Gate (v. 31) the same general area as the ancient Sheep the Apostles, until this very day, we have What is so remarkable about these gates, Gate. Who knows, maybe Jesus exited been fulfilling the prophecy set forth in the as given in their particular order, is that they through this gate on the route to Calvary, Fish Gate. tell the story of the Gospel during the future rather than bearing His cross through the dispensation of Grace. When I first heard street known today as the Via Delorosa. Old Gate this taught by Dr. Ralph Speas, president of If Gordon’s Calvary is the correct site of Moving further west along Jerusalem’s Meridian University, I knew immediately the crucifixion, then it was not necessary walls, we come to Nehemiah’s Old Gate. that he had something that theologians had that Jesus exit at the Damascus Gate. The It is remarkable that today’s modern gate overlooked for centuries! With his permis- Sheep Gate would certainly have been more that stands in the same proximity is called, sion, I want to share it with you. Let us appropriate. New Gate! begin with ... The prophecy in the Old Gate seems to The Fish Gate be that men are plagued with a sin nature The Sheep Gate Directly west of Herod’s Gate, along the inherited from Adam. The unregenerate It is here at the Sheep gate that our story northern wall, is the modern Damascus man is known in Paul’s writings as the begins. The good news of eternal life has Gate. It stands at the approximate location “old” man: Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Prophecy in the News 3
  • Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com “Knowing this, that our old man is cruci- fied with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin” (Rom. 6:6). Paul used the term again in Ephesians 4:22 and Colossians 3:9. The Old Gate sets forth the concept that sinful man needs to hear the Gospel of the Lamb. Those who tell the story are called “fishers” of men. Next, we come to ... The Valley Gate Today’s Jaffa Gate seems to have taken the place of the ancient Valley Gate, though the western portion of the city wall lies much further west than it did in the city of David and Nehemiah. The Jaffa Gate (called Jaffa after the highway that led to the seacoast town of Joppa) overlooks the valley of Gehenna; but the ancient Valley Gate overlooked the Valley of the Cheese- makers (Tyropeon Valley). The prophecy apparent in the Valley Gate is that the sinner must be brought down into the valley of humility and conviction before he can call upon the Lord for salvation. Prophecy in the News airs on Sky Angel This is a necessary step in the process of conversion. This leads the sinner to the next Friday 10:00 AM ESTl gate at the far south end of the city wall, overlooking the Gehenna Valley. The Dung Gate Isaiah wrote that our righteousness is as “filthy rags” (Isa. 64:6). We must come to the place of repentance where we turn from sin. This is the message of the Dung Gate. This continues the process in which, as the Apostle Paul taught, “old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (II Cor. 5:17). The modern Dung Gate lies just south- west of the Western Wall, near the southern wall of the Temple Mount. However, in David’s day, it was located about as far south as the ancient wall would take you — right at the bottom of the hill where the Valley of the Cheesemakers meets the dump ground that is known as the Gehenna Valley. In like manner, a person must spiritually become about as far down as one can get. We must come to the place where we are willing to turn the corner, so to speak, and begin the journey back toward the house of God (the Temple). Once we turn the corner of the lowest and southernmost place of Jerusalem’s wall, we come to the ... Fountain Gate Nehemiah’s “gate of the fountain” (Neh. 3:15) is located at the entrance of the Pool of Soloam. This is the place where Jesus sent Continued on Page 13 4 Prophecy in the News Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com
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  • Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Early Church Historians on: The Works of John the Apostle By J. R. Church concerning Eusebius: “There is not in his writings the brilliancy, The Apostle John gave us five New Tes- which we find in some others; there is not tament books — his Gospel, three epistles, the same sparkle and freshness of new and and the “Apocalypse” (a Greek term mean- suggestive thought; there is not the same ing, “Revelation”). It appears that all were impress of an overmastering individuality, written in his later years. Most scholars which transforms everything it touches … agree that John penned the fourth Gospel it must be acknowledged that he was not around A.D. 90. The date of the Apocalypse always equal to the grand opportunities, has been fixed to A.D. 96, the year John was which his acquaintance with the works and incarcerated in a penal lives of other men and other peoples opened colony on the island of before him. He does not always reveal the Patmos. His first epistle possession of that high quality of genius (I John) was probably which is able to interpret various forces and written soon after the to discover the higher principles of unity, Gospel, and his other two which alone make them intelligible; indeed, epistles (II & III John) he often loses himself completely in a wil- after the Apocalypse. derness of thoughts and notions which have Both II & III John open come to him from other men and other ages, with “The elder,” signifying that John had and the result is dire confusion” (McGiffert, returned from heaven with the news that he The Writings of Eusebius, ch. 2). had been chosen as one of the 24 “elders.” Eusebius was chosen to preside at the For a historic view of John’s author- Council of Nicaea, being appointed by Con- ship, we must rely upon the writings of stantine, out of a long-standing friendship Eusebius of Caesarea (A.D. 260-341). In dating back several years when, as a young giving us “The Order of the Gospels,” he military strategist, Constantine traveled quoted several early writers, some of whose through Caeserea and met Eusebius. Eu- works no longer exist. Eusebius grew up in sebius, then not a well-known theologian, northern Israel, around the coastal city of was asked to deliver the first lecture. His Caesarea. It is likely that he was born in the appointment to sit next to Constantine (at Holy Land. Being a member of the church the Emperor’s right hand in the council) The Apostle John wrote five New in Caesarea, he was called upon to lead the automatically elevated Eusebius to a top Testament books. His first work on the congregation as its bishop (or pastor). In position in the fourth-century church. It life of Christ became the fourth Gospel those early years, most bishops were chosen appears that he was a humble theologian, and his Apocalypse became the Bible’s from among the local congregation. whose integrity is unquestioned. However, concluding book. In the third century, Being a kind and hospitable person, he as we shall see, his views on matters of theologians entertained doubts about often took the side of the accused against doctrine and history were not borne out of John’s authorship. Here is the story of those he viewed as heresy hunters. For intelligent conviction. He lacked certain how and why they were so confused. The example, when Arius (the founder of the spiritual qualities that caused other men to controversy still rages today. Arian heresy) was voted out of the church excel in matters of theology. He was beset in Alexandria, Egypt, Eusebius wrote a let- the agreement to ban Arianism. Yet, he with a penchant toward accepting aberrant ter to Alexander, its bishop, asking him to continued to work toward reinstating Arius views, while questioning the veracity of the reconsider the matter. Eusebius befriended into the fellowship of the church. truth of Scripture. Arius and his followers. Evidently, he did Arthur Cushman McGiffert, Ph.D., not fully understand that Arianism denied professor of Church History (Lane Theo- The Order of the Gospels the deity of Christ, saying that Jesus was just logical Seminary, Cincinnati), noted that First, we shall review church history a man, chosen to become the Son of God, Eusebius had a “habit of questioning and regarding John’s Gospel and his first and implying that anyone, such as Peter or even criticizing the past.” The professor epistle, noting the wide acceptance of one of the Apostles, could have become the said that in spite of “an almost universal John’s authorship. In the third and fourth “Son” of God. Arius taught that the Son of tradition in favor of its apostolic origin,” centuries, however, his authorship of the God was not of the same substance (i.e., Eusebius questioned John’s authorship of Apocalypse and his last two epistles came deity) as the Father and that he was created the Apocalypse. Professor McGiffert as- into question. Our purpose in this study is out of nothing. Arianism was officially con- sures us that “instances of a similar mode of to consider John’s authorship of all five demned in the Council of Nicaea, at which conduct on his part are quite numerous.” On works, and discuss why modern liberal time Eusebius switched his view and signed April 15, 1890, Professor McGiffert wrote theologians would doubt John’s authorship 6 Prophecy in the News Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com
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There is circum- It was common knowledge in the early who had followed him for a long time and stantial evidence that John authored his centuries that John’s version of the life of remembered his sayings, should write them works in Hebrew, as noted by the alphabetic Christ was the fourth Gospel written. Fur- out. And having composed the Gospel he designs apparent in the 21 chapters of his thermore, because of its opening statement, gave it to those who had requested it. When Gospel and in the 22 chapters of the Apoca- I John is recognized as belonging to him. Its Peter learned of this, he neither directly lypse. In each case, the first chapter follows theme corresponds to the opening theme in forbade nor encouraged it. But, last of all, the theme of the first Hebrew letter – Aleph. his Gospel. John opened the Gospel with: John, perceiving that the external facts had The second chapter covers the theme of “In the beginning…” Then, he opened his been made plain in the Gospel, being urged Beit, etc. However, there is no corroborat- first epistle with: “That which was from the by his friends, and inspired by the Spirit, ing historical writing to suggest a Hebrew beginning…” Because of the similarity of composed a ‘spiritual’ Gospel.” (Eusebius, original, as in the case of Matthew’s Gospel. style, there can be no doubt that the same bk 6, ch. 14). As far as we know, living in Ephesus, far man wrote both works. One of the earliest It was commonly accepted that John’s from his Hebrew roots, John’s works were testimonies to John’s authorship came from Gospel was “spiritual.” In other words, it copied and published in Greek. Apparently, Clement of Alexandria: contained spiritual properties that the other John’s Hebrew original was never pub- three Gospels did not address, including lished or distributed. Eusebius continues Clement of Alexandria references to Jesus as the Logos (Word), with his opinion on how the Gospels came Concerning John’s Gospel eternal Deity, Creator of the universe, etc. to be written: Clement of Alexandria (A.D. 153-217) Observing these four Gospels, it is appar- “Let us now point out the undisputed was a contemporary of Justin Martyr and ent that Matthew (a Levite) followed the writings of this apostle [John]. And in the Irenaeus, and was regarded as the “founder Drosh (regal or kingly) level of Jewish first place, his Gospel, which is known to of Christian literature.” In his day, the interpretation; Mark presented the Peshat all the churches under heaven, must be church in Alexandria, Egypt, formerly (simple or beginner) level; Luke the Remez acknowledged as genuine. That it has, with established by Mark, had become a center (hint or philosophical) level; and John set good reason, been put by the ancients in the for Christian learning. Eusebius included forth the Sohd (secret or spiritual) level. We fourth place, after the other three Gospels, Clement’s testimony concerning the author- should note that the Gospel of Matthew was may be made evident in the following ship of the New Testament Gospels: originally written in Hebrew and follows a way: those great and truly-divine men, the “The Gospels containing the genealogies Torah design, whose themes appear in the Apostles of Christ, were purified in their were written first. The Gospel according order of the five Mosaic books, Genesis life, and were adorned with every virtue of to Mark had this occasion: as Peter had through Deuteronomy. Some say that Mark the soul, but were uncultivated in speech. preached the Word publicly at Rome, and and Luke targeted a Gentile audience, while Continued on Page 25 Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Prophecy in the News 7
  • Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Time Travelers of the Bible: The Speed of Thought By Gary Stearman Have you ever heard someone say, “One day, we’ll be able to travel at the speed of thought”? Usually, such an idea pops up in a discussion about life in the kingdom of heaven. We envision a kind of unlimited freedom in the glories of heaven, where the mere desire to be in a location results in instant relocation to that point. But here on earth, we’re trapped in the scaffolding of time-space, where things creep along at a predetermined rate. In this domain, one’s progress is blocked by traffic, fences, walls, doors and dimensional barriers. This is sim- ply the normal physical experience, sometimes accompanied by frustration when we’re late, or blocked by some obstruction. But in the theater of our minds, travel is unlimited. On a stage set with things dreamed, we can be instantly transported more. In one important respect, however, It has often been said that the model for to another room, another city — or, for that they are quite different from their ancient all such heroes is none other than Jesus. He matter, another galaxy. This can be amaz- predecessors. is truth; He is justice; He exposes evil. In the ingly entertaining, but only to a point. Alas, The old gods of the ancient world were end, He will come and establish the perfect the trip is not real. Who has not lamented capricious and immoral. Often, they were Kingdom, as He abolishes that ultimate the fact that such marvelous journeys are the focus and source of all evil. Zeus and fiend, rogue and oppressor, Satan, as well only flights of the imagination? Wearing a his wife Hera were fickle despots. The as his earthly representative, the Antichrist. lightweight space suit, you search the sandy adulterous Zeus fathered Apollo by Leto, The modern superhero is, in fact, a Jesus wastes of Mars for seashells. What a price giving rise to a host of evil repercussions. substitute, based upon the well-known story they would bring on the open market! As just one of the many families of Greek of His incarnation. Confronted with the multiplication tables demigods, Apollo and his sister Artemis This saga is engraved in the heart of ev- or the rules of grammar, every schoolboy are remembered for curses, debauchery, ery human being. It is the universal dream has made many such trips. He has flown out adultery, murder and torture. In one episode, that somewhere, a superbeing must come through a classroom window, over fields Apollo’s son, Asclepius, was slain by one forth to save the world from the forces and farms, to that special place where he of Zeus’s lightning bolts. Yet, in spite of of darkness. If, for whatever reason, the can escape to some paradise. Or better yet, their gods’ personal failures, the Greeks and authenticity of Jesus is refused, the next he is engaged in the important work of Romans believed that the proper worship step is to create a false hope, in the person saving the universe from evil. Perhaps he of these supernatural beings would bring of a fictional character. Hence, we find the is a knight (whether Arthurian or Jedi). The fertility to crops and cattle, and blessing heart of messianic themes that run through superhero of modern literature is born in a to government and household. Now, that’s virtually all the great works of literature. world such as this. imagination! The hero who saves the world (or a small Villains, dragons and demons populate Modern superheroes, by contrast, are not town, for that matter) is the world’s most this amphitheater of thought. Some of these evil. In fact, they are its very antithesis, popular literary device. Of course, it is also figures even find permanent status in the as they battle for truth and justice (and the central theme of the Bible. pages of science fiction and fairy tales, as something called “the American way”). In the secular world, those early school- well as the popular drawings of the comics. We all remember the Green Hornet and house voyages into the field of dreams Life is given to these modern equivalents of Kato; Batman and Robin; Captain Marvel; mature into utopian visions, political ancient Greek demigods. The best-known the Flash; and a host of others. They were schemes and cultural engineering. That personalities of this genre are Superman and the imaginative incarnations of American which innocently begins in the mind can Wonder Woman, but there are many, many idealism. birth a myriad of bizarre cultural codes 8 Prophecy in the News Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com
  • Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com and traditions. world’s cultures to which they have been “Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will In this world, the trip that begins in the driven, they have become the leading lights. pour out my spirit unto you, I will make mind usually crashes upon the hard rocks of They are the scientists, authors, musicians, known my words unto you. this reality. The imagination may succeed, artists, philosophers and inventors. The “Because I have called, and ye refused; but its result is always failure. When human Lord has spoken through them to the world. I have stretched out my hand, and no man thought is translated into earthly reality, the They lived by their wits and imagination, regarded” (Proverbs 1:20-24). usual result is disaster. The awful presence rather than the wisdom of God. Clearly, Solomon’s intent is to show that of sin always creates only a caricature of In the New Testament, when Mary met the battle for true wisdom is fought on the God’s original intent for this planet. Elizabeth, she prophesied that the long- grounds of emotion and allure, versus com- awaited Messiah would bring a new reality to mon sense and responsibility. The imagina- The Human Mind humankind. Even though He had not yet been tive flight of fancy too often presides over The collected legends, tales, myths, sa- born, she spoke as if He had already achieved common sense. gas and epics of human history are fraught His revolutionary work in the world: In his own life, Solomon repeatedly lis- with disaster, intrigue, betrayal, murder and “He hath shewed strength with his arm; tened to the wrong voices. After years of debauchery. Occasionally, we encounter he hath scattered the proud in the imagina- worldly experience, including wine, women an uplifting incident, but it is the excep- tion of their hearts” (Luke 1:51). and song, his collected Proverbs, stand as tion, not the rule. Before the great Flood Israel attempted to live by their wits a witness that wisdom is always there for of Noah, mankind was allowed to operate and their secular wisdom, rather than the those who will listen. in the sphere of his own conscience. But wisdom of the Lord. Once again, the words A millennium later, in the first century the dictates of his morality lay in the realm of the Bible point the finger of guilt at the A.D., James encouraged the believers of the of his warped imagination, as described in collective imagination of mankind. It is the early church to follow the Lord in unity. His Genesis 6:5: real enemy of His work. words, written from the viewpoint of early “And GOD saw that the wickedness of Messianic Judaism, show that internal strife man was great in the earth, and that every Courting the Demonic in the newborn church was planted there by imagination of the thoughts of his heart was This brings up a salient point. Man’s demonic intrusion. He makes the point that only evil continually.” imagination doesn’t function in a vacuum. “devilish” (demonic) ideology is planted to Here, the form of man’s imagination, In this world, it is constantly being stimu- thwart the wisdom of the Lord. It operates dictated by his inner motivations, is im- lated by Satan and his hoards of demons. in the arena of the imagination: mortalized as totally evil. So evil, in fact, The real battle, illustrated by Satan’s temp- “Who is a wise man and endued with that the Lord destroyed all but Noah and tation of Christ, is spiritual. Demons appeal knowledge among you? let him shew out of his family. However, the Flood didn’t cure to human vanity, arrogance and intellectual a good conversation his works with meek- man’s intrinsic wickedness. Rather, it cre- pride, causing them to develop and promote ness of wisdom. ated a longing to return to the antediluvian wicked schemes in the name of progress. “But if ye have bitter envying and strife world where the dark forces of the fallen David’s son Solomon was divinely gifted in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against angels fed a twisted human imagination. with wisdom. But in his personal life, he the truth. To achieve this they began a project. In often disregarded God’s leading. In the “This wisdom descendeth not from above, the episode of the Tower of Babel, the Lord end, he saw the value of that for which he but is earthly, sensual, devilish. looked down upon the evil venture and had prayed. The siren song of the world is “For where envying and strife is, there is concluded that the thoughts of men would simple foolishness. He likens its attraction confusion and every evil work. take him into the very heavens. He ruled to that of the wayward woman who lures a “But the wisdom that is from above is first that they should be diverted before that hap- man away from the path of righteousness pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to pened. Notice that is it man’s imagination into the dark alleys of the lost. be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, that comes into question: Solomon depicts her as a harlot. He begs without partiality, and without hypocrisy. “And the LORD said, Behold, the people the young man to follow the wisdom of the “And the fruit of righteousness is sown is one, and they have all one language; and Lord, who will, “… deliver thee from the in peace of them that make peace” (James this they begin to do: and now nothing will strange woman, even from the stranger 3:13-18). be restrained from them, which they have which flattereth with her words; Once again, we see that the Bible shows imagined to do” (Genesis 11:6). “Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, two contrasting methods of thinking. One Later, Moses, in prophesying that Israel and forgetteth the covenant of her God. is from below, demonic and destructive. would one day be scattered over the earth, “For her house inclineth unto death, The other is from above in the dimension gave one clear reason why this would hap- and her paths unto the dead” (Proverbs of God. The first is a counterfeit of the sec- pen. It would be the imagination of the Isra- 2:16-18). ond. Only the wisdom (thinking) of God is elites that would lead them to destruction: On the other hand, the wisdom of the productive. The false wisdom of this world “And it come to pass, when he heareth the Lord, Solomon depicts as a righteous system has only the power to destroy. words of this curse, that he bless himself in woman who points one toward the Lord: his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though “Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her The Power of Thought I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to voice in the streets: Men earnestly desire to give life to their add drunkenness to thirst” (Deut. 29:19). “She crieth in the chief place of con- thoughts. In one sense, they are able to do The Israelites allowed their own thoughts course, in the openings of the gates: in the this, in that their inventions and commerce and ideas to lead them, rather than the mind city she uttereth her words, saying, change the flow of history. The convoluted of God. Their long and tortured history “How long, ye simple ones, will ye love course of historical wealth and power has leaves no doubt about that. Certainly, they simplicity? and the scorners delight in their traditionally followed the perfection of mar- are quite gifted as a people. In each of the scorning, and fools hate knowledge? keting and weaponry. This produces a system Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Prophecy in the News 9
  • Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com that imbues itself with godlike power. and shape. They affect the world in which passage, the word “creature” is from the In the purest sense, this world is a con- we live. Greek ktisis, which refers both to the act of test between the thoughts of man and the This seems to be the intent of Revelation creation and to its end product — that which thoughts of God. Or, is it a contest between 1:16, where John described the glorified is created. In the present condition of sin, the thoughts of Satan and the thoughts of Christ. His words are described as so pow- the entire creation is in a broken condition, God? Whatever the source of man’s imagi- erful, so effective, that they can literally awaiting the healing that will be brought nation, it is only a vain and passing exercise be seen: by the One who spoke it into existence in in futility. “And he had in his right hand seven stars: the first place. Only the thoughts of God are worthy and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged By substituting their human imagination and permanent. More than that, only His sword: and his countenance was as the sun for the thoughts of the Lord, mankind has thoughts have reality. That is, they result shineth in his strength.” substituted opinion for reality. The result in something tangible and permanent, as These Scriptures are far more than a has been increasing chaos, decay and ulti- written by the prophet Isaiah: mere statement about the quality of God’s mate corruption: “Seek ye the LORD while he may be thought. They show us that His thoughts “For I reckon that the sufferings of this found, call ye upon him while he is near: are of an entirely different order than our present time are not worthy to be compared “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the thoughts. Man’s thoughts can modify that with the glory which shall be revealed in us. unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him which is already in existence, but God can “For the earnest expectation of the return unto the LORD, and he will have literally think things into existence in the creature waiteth for the manifestation of mercy upon him; and to our God, for he first place — something impossible for the sons of God. will abundantly pardon. humans. “For the creature was made subject to “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, It is this simple fact that is the greatest vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him neither are your ways my ways, saith the testimony to His existence. In his current who hath subjected the same in hope, LORD. sinful state, man actually suppresses God’s “Because the creature itself also shall be “For as the heavens are higher than thoughts, covering them with his own ideas. delivered from the bondage of corruption into the earth, so are my ways higher than In the process, he comes to believe in the the glorious liberty of the children of God. your ways, and my thoughts than your validity of his own ideas. In the following “For we know that the whole creation thoughts. verses (Romans 1:18-23) this is exactly the groaneth and travaileth in pain together “For as the rain cometh down, and the meaning of the word “hold:” until now” (Romans 8:18-22). snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, “For the wrath of God is revealed from Again, the word “creature” should be but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring heaven against all ungodliness and un- read as “creation,” meaning “the entire forth and bud, that it may give seed to the righteousness of men, who hold the truth creation.” This would include all that the sower, and bread to the eater: in unrighteousness; eye can see — from atoms to galaxies. Ev- “So shall my word be that goeth forth “Because that which may be known of erything is in a state of decay and dissolu- out of my mouth: it shall not return unto God is manifest in them; for God hath tion. But here, Paul rejoices in the coming me void, but it shall accomplish that which shewed it unto them. deliverance. The “sons of God” are the I please, and it shall prosper in the thing “For the invisible things of him from the redeemed who will come as the armies of whereto I sent it” (Isaiah 55:6-11). creation of the world are clearly seen, be- heaven, with the returning Messiah in the This Scripture puts man’s imagination ing understood by the things that are made, Second Coming. Certainly, the religion, in its place. It begins with a call to the even his eternal power and Godhead; so politics and economy of the world will “unrighteous man.” Actually, its original that they are without excuse: come under His judgment. But more than language exhorts man to forsake the vanity “Because that, when they knew God, that, the very environment will be changed, inherent in his old pattern of thinking. they glorified him not as God, neither making the earth a paradise once again. The In the original Hebrew, “thought” is an were thankful; but became vain in their mind of God will rule the world. expression created by the word machshavah imaginations, and their foolish heart was vcajn, meaning, “an invention, idea or darkened. Imagination Versus Reality thought.” Truly, the inventions of faithless “Professing themselves to be wise, they Remember that trip of the imagination men have been the basis of a million trans- became fools, we mentioned earlier? Flights of fancy are gressions and the source of corruption. “And changed the glory of the uncorrupt- the stuff of human thought. But they can Here, God asserts that His thoughts oper- ible God into an image made like to cor- only result in tangible blessings if they are ate on a different and higher plain than the ruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted ordained of God. Things that last can be thoughts of man. At first, this statement beasts, and creeping things.” made only by God, as Abraham, the father would seem so blatantly obvious that it Notice, too, that the result of their ac- of the faithful, knew all too well: hardly needs to be stated at all. It’s easy to tivities is vain imagination, those vagrant “By faith Abraham, when he was called say that His thoughts are higher than ours. thoughts that imagine a better world, but to go out into a place which he should after But notice that the Lord likens His without God. As mentioned earlier, this is receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he thoughts to rain and snow. These meteo- the world of human thought, of imagined went out, not knowing whither he went. rological realities actually cause the earth superheroes and utopian ideals. In the end, “By faith he sojourned in the land of to function, giving life to what would oth- it rejects God as Creator and Redeemer. promise, as in a strange country, dwelling erwise be a barren waste. In other words, Instead, it worships the created world, in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the God’s thoughts constitute a physical reality. which is the end product of God’s thought. heirs with him of the same promise: When His thoughts are spoken as a “word” Men, in their vanity, imagine this physi- “For he looked for a city which hath that goes forth from His mouth, His thought cal universe to have created itself through foundations, whose builder and maker is and His word literally take on substance some evolutionary process. In the following God. (Hebrews 11:8-10). 10 Prophecy in the News Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com
  • Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Abraham knew that wealth and power bring forth …” (v.20). unhindered. There is no force known to man could never build an empire. There is a new Finally, He said, “Let the earth bring that can make water behave in this way. But construction coming. It will be built by the forth… and “Let us make man in our im- for the Lord, a thought will suffice, creating Lord, Himself, probably in the same way age” (vv. 24,26). a force of such intensity that even water He constructed the heavens and the earth. In all these utterances, there is not the would stand up in a wall, without affecting His direct command will result in the most slightest mention of technique, engineering the Israelites. So far as we know, this is perfect city ever seen. or craftsmanship. His thought, expressed simply impossible. By contrast, earthly kingdoms — devices in words, became what we call, “reality.” It is equally impossible to form complex of the mind of man — will end up in dust. It began with light, suggesting an energy objects in an instant, but our Lord easily ac- The four great world empires prophesied by field of some sort. It was a presence that complished this, as shown in a miraculous Daniel — Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece became differentiated into substance and event known to everyone who has read the and Rome — already lie in dust. One by form. Then, it was gone, replaced by the Bible. Jesus healed a man blind from birth, one, the empires of gold, silver, brass light of the Sun and stars that had come one of the signs he brought to Israel. It had and iron fell into obscurity. They were, of into existence. long been taught that when the Messiah course, memorialized in the figure of a huge How long did it take for all this to hap- came, He would restore sight to the man image, with a head of gold. pen? No time at all. Certainly, there was the born blind. Nor is this a simple task. In this That fourth beast still has life left in it, time span of six days. But each of the events anonymous recipient of Jesus’ grace, eye- and will experience a rapid resurgence to is narrated as the simple act of utterance … balls, optic nerves and even the brain, itself, power. Many volumes have been written of thought. When we imagine something, had never been conditioned to see. about this so-called “Revived Roman Em- it never really appears. Our thoughts may Had Jesus simply healed the man’s physi- pire.” In the end, it will be crushed at the be fascinating, but by themselves, they are cal systems, he would still have had to be Lord’s Second Coming. This is only another ineffective. But when God thinks, things taught to see. It is interesting that, just as in of many examples that show the reality of happen. the creation of the world, the light is given God’s thought. Note in the following verses, God’s thought is an utterance, and this is prominence: that Daniel saw a stone (Christ) made with- what is meant by“the Word:” “As long as I am in the world, I am the out hands. It is not the work of human effort “In the beginning was the Word, and the light of the world. or human ideology: Word was with God, and the Word was God. “When he had thus spoken, he spat on “Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out “The same was in the beginning with God. the ground, and made clay of the spittle, without hands, which smote the image upon “All things were made by him; and with- and he anointed the eyes of the blind man his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake out him was not any thing made that was with the clay, them to pieces” (Daniel 2:34). made” (John 1:1-3). “And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool “Forasmuch as thou sawest that the Out of nothing, God declared something. of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) stone was cut out of the mountain without In fact, He declared everything. Throughout He went his way therefore, and washed, and hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the Bible, we find that the Lord is more came seeing” (John 9:5-7). the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; than Creator. He is also instantly able to It has been said that Jesus created new the great God hath made known to the king affect His creation. He parted the waters eyes with balls of freshly-made clay. But what shall come to pass hereafter: and the of the Red Sea, allowing Moses to lead the only His thought could have produced the dream is certain, and the interpretation children of Israel to freedom. He suspended working systems of sight. Or, how did Jesus thereof sure” (Daniel 2:45). the water, so that it formed a wall to the left walk on the water of the Sea of Galilee? By and right of the fleeing Israelites: taking thought. The Form of Thought “And Moses stretched out his hand over Thought holds the universe together. One With the foregoing in mind, let’s look at the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to day, as foretold in II Peter 3:10, it will be a few examples that illustrate the biblical go back by a strong east wind all that night, completely restructured: view of thought speed. First and foremost, and made the sea dry land, and the waters “But the day of the Lord will come as a when “… God created the heaven and were divided. thief in the night; in the which the heavens the earth,” it was done by utterance. His “And the children of Israel went into the shall pass away with a great noise, and the thought, expressed as words, became reality midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and elements shall melt with fervent heat, the in an instant. In the first chapter of Genesis, the waters were a wall unto them on their earth also and the works that are therein there is an orderly progression from disor- right hand, and on their left” (Exodus shall be burned up.” der to order: 14:21,22). By taking thought, the Lord will unleash First, He said, “Let there be light” (v.3). Many have attempted to explain away the elements to achieve His desired goal. Next, He said, “Let there be a firmament this miracle by saying that a strong wind In Hebrews 1:3, He is said to be, “uphold- in the midst of the waters, and let it divide created a channel across the sea. Certainly, ing all things by the word of his power.” the waters from the waters” (v.6). an east wind blew. However, any wind As we have already seen, this “word” is Then, He said, “Let the waters under the strong enough to hold back heaps of water simply the utterance of His divine thought. heaven be gathered together unto one place, would be a literal hurricane. (An east wind In an instant, the things we regard as solid and let the dry land appear” (v.9). of this velocity would halt the Israelites’ and unmovable will suddenly assume new After that, He said, “Let the earth bring eastward march across the dry floor of the shape, form and flow, all at the speed of forth …” (v.11). sea.) A force held the waters apart. God thought. After the earth brought forth, He said, “Let created that force by a thought. there be lights in the firmament of the heaven Men, women, children, oxen, carts, tents, The Speed of Thought to divide the day from the night” (v.14). food, clothing and the Egyptian treasure How fast is thought? Just as we have Following that, He said, “Let the waters marched across the sea bottom, apparently imagined in our own dreams, it is instan- Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Prophecy in the News 11
  • Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com taneous. We think about being somewhere First and foremost, Paul found himself in- thought, expressed as Word. — say, the British Museum or the Great stantly borne aloft on a thought in the mind And the beautiful part of the equation is Pyramid — and our thoughts are there in no of God. The term, “caught up” is from the this: As faithful believers, we have access time at all. But on God’s plane of existence, Greek harpazo. It speaks of something or to His thoughts. As Paul puts it, “For who it is also very real, as the Apostle John someone quickly seized and pulled up at hath known the mind of the Lord, that he discovered when he was transported to the breathtaking speed. It is, in fact, the very may instruct him? But we have the mind of Kingdom of Heaven and simultaneously, term used to describe the catching-away of Christ” (I Corinthians 2:16). to the future: the church: “Then we … shall be caught This is an amazing truth, expressing the “After this I looked, and, behold, a door up…” (I Thessalonians 4:17). idea that our salvation grants us present was opened in heaven: and the first voice He was instantly transported to another access to the Kingdom of Heaven. Through which I heard was as it were of a trumpet dimension, just as we shall be at the proper prayer, we can instantly travel to that place talking with me; which said, Come up moment. We shall travel at the speed of where the speed of thought is an actuality. hither, and I will shew thee things which thought, to a place where one can be trans- Paul urges believers to realize this great must be hereafter. ported into the past, present and future with truth: “Let this mind be in you, which was “And immediately I was in the spirit: and, equal facility. also in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5). behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one “For the Lord himself shall descend from Though presently locked in this place of sat on the throne” (Revelation 4:1,2). heaven with a shout, with the voice of the time and space, our thoughts soar into The instantaneous nature of John’s trans- archangel, and with the trump of God: and eternity — the eternal present. port is conveyed with absolute authenticity. the dead in Christ shall rise first: “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, John actually experienced what the rest “Then we which are alive and remain nor ear heard, neither have entered into the of us only dream about. He was taken to shall be caught up together with them in heart of man, the things which God hath the dimension of eternity, where he could the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and prepared for them that love him. view events that we think of as “future.” He so shall we ever be with the Lord” (I Thes- “But God hath revealed them unto us by his saw war and famine, economic chaos and salonians 4:16,17). Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, pandemics, astronomical and geological The vocal command of the Lord reminds the deep things of God” (I Cor. 2:9,10). upheavals, reporting on them as a credible us of so many other similar commands We have been given the perception of eyewitness. recorded in Scripture. The creation of the things beyond this world. It has given us the Occasionally, he even questioned his world, the parting of the Red Sea, the heal- ability to know about the speed of thought heavenly guides, asking for explanations ing commands of Jesus, the cataclysms of in the dimension of the Lord. We patiently of what he saw. At the speed of thought, he Revelation — all are the result of the Lord’s await its full realization. u was actually taken to a number of vantage points, from which he was able to report on the events of the Lord’s Day of Judgment. His view of Mystery Babylon’s fall and Watch the Second Coming of Christ are indel- ibly etched upon the minds of the faithful. Upon his return, he was released from his Prophecy in the News ... on LBN television network Patmos exile, to return to Ephesus, where he spent the rest of his life as the Apostle of love. After experiencing a thought trip Sky Angel Satellite of magnificent proportions, his constant Channel 9716 exhortation was to “love one another,” as Sunday Afternoons the Lord loves us. 4:00 P.M. Eastern Of course, the Apostle Paul was also 3:00 P.M. Central taken on an instantaneous trip to another dimension. His thought trip is well known. It bears the distinct marks of an actual experience: “It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. “I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. “And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) Watch Prophecy in the News anytime on www.pitn.tv “How that he was caught up into para- dise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter” (II Cor- inthians 12:1-4). 12 Prophecy in the News Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com
  • Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Continued From Page 4 us. But, that is not all that a believer needs. for justice and mercy — justice for those the man who had been born blind (John 9:7), Thus, the next gate lies very near to the who refused the message of the Gospel and the pool that meant “Sent.” In Bible days, a Water Gate. It is called ... mercy for those who accepted it. large pool with several porches served those We love to sing songs about the East- who wanted to be spiritually clean before The Horse Gate ern Gate. We delight in relishing the day entering the Temple compound. In David’s day, this gate was used for an when we are reunited with our friends and This pool tells us about the work of entrance to horse stables. Though the area relatives. However, the Eastern Gate is not regeneration in the convert who has come of Solomon’s stables was misnamed, being the final gate. Once we leave this life, we all the way south and has turned the corner within the Temple compound, it is likely will encounter one more gate. Nehemiah from sin to redemption in order to head up that stables were nearby. Over the centu- called it ... the Eastern Wall toward the Eastern Gate ries, the underground area just inside the that entered directly into the Court of the Temple’s southern wall, took on the name of The Inspection Gate Temple. The work of regeneration is done Solomon’s stables because of this gate. The Hebrew term “Miphkad” (Neh. by the “Sent” One — the Holy Spirit who The horse was one of the principle 3:31) refers to the Inspection Gate. This was promised to the disciples before the means of transportation — a worker in the is the final gate. Today, the Lion’s Gate death of God’s Lamb. service of mankind. Likewise, the spiritual (sometimes misnamed the Sheep Gate) We recall that our Savior said, “It is significance in this gate teaches that we stands where the Inspection Gate was lo- expedient for you that I go away: for if I are to serve mankind. At the Water Gate cated. For believers, it could represent the go not away, the Comforter will not come we worship God and at the Horse Gate we Judgment Seat of Christ — a time when we unto you; but if I depart, I will send him serve humanity. will be called upon to give an account of unto you” (John 16:7). Our conversion at the Fountain Gate pre- our lives. How well did we serve the Lord? The water in the Pool of Soloam is sym- pares us for the high calling of worship and How much treasure did we send on ahead? bolic of the work of the Holy Spirit, as well service as seen in the Water Gate and Horse Were we “fishers of men?” of typical of life in general. Running water Gate. This is where we show our faith by The Apostle Paul said: in Judaism is referred to as “living” water. our works. This is where we lay up treasures “Every man’s work shall be made mani- It seems, therefore, that the Pool of So- in heaven. These gates represent a lifetime fest: for the day shall declare it, because it loam represents the place where the repen- of good works, for which we will be glad shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall tant sinner, who has been convicted of sin, when we get to heaven. And that brings us try every man’s work of what sort it is. now receives the “water of life” from which to the most exciting gate of all ... “If any man’s work abide which he hath he will never thirst again. From there, the built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. new convert moves north to the next gate. The Eastern Gate “If any man’s work shall be burned, he This might have been the “Gate Beauti- shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be Water Gate ful” referred to in Acts 3:2. The Eastern saved; yet so as by fire” (I Cor. 3:13-15). In Bible days, the Water Gate was located Gate was certainly the most ornate and The author of Hebrews 9:27 said, “It is in the Eastern Wall of the lower city, near important of all the gates. This is the gate appointed unto men once to die, but after the Gihon Spring, and just above the Kidron that leads into the Temple courtyard, and this the judgment.” Valley. It was about halfway between the represents our entrance into heaven’s glory For the unsaved, there awaits the Great Pool of Soloam and the Pinnacle of the at the end of our earthly life. White Throne Judgment. This is the place Temple (the southeastern corner of the As we approach the Eastern Gate, the where every Christ-rejecting soul will be Temple fortress. Kidron Valley, with all of its sorrows, lies cast into the “lake of fire” (Rev. 20:14). The Water Gate also represents cleansing, behind us. The Mount of Olives and Geth- After the receiving the Lamb as our but not for the purpose of regeneration or semane, with its cemeteries are behind us. Savior (at the Fountain Gate), we began a conversion. That took place at the Fountain As we enter, we notice that it is a double journey that will take us from the lowest Gate. The Water Gate and its attending Gi- gate. Unlike the others, this gate welcomes part of the city overlooking the Valley of hon Spring seems to represent a life of fel- us into the presence of God. Gehenna (a place that represents the tor- lowship — of worship that keeps us spiritu- It is said that Israel’s long-looked-for ments of hell); past the Water Gate (a place ally attuned to God’s will for our lives. Just Messiah will enter through this gate when of worship); and past the Horse Gate (a above the Water Gate, in the Ophel area of He comes. What Judaism does not under- place of service). On this journey, we should the southern Temple wall, several mikvahs stand, is that their Messiah has already done be mindful that we will someday enter (baptismal pools) have been uncovered by that. He rode a donkey from the Mount of heaven’s Eastern Gate and be inspected at Israel’s top archeologists. That is likely the Olives up to that gate. Historically, that is the Inspection Gate. place where 3,000 people were baptized on called the “Triumphal Entry.” Well, I want We should so live our lives with a the day of Pentecost. you to know that when we die, our entrance humbleness of spirit; with an integrity of Nehemiah and Ezra gathered all the into heaven’s Eastern Gate will be a trium- heart and mind; and with a boldness for our people at the Water Gate and read the Law phal entry for us. Lord; that when we get to heaven, we will of Moses. We are told that the people spent Sometimes heaven’s entrance has been be glad to be there. several hours standing to hear the precious called the “Pearly Gates,” when actually, Finally, heaven will not be heaven be- Word. Revival broke out. Therefore, the those are the gates to the New Jerusalem. cause of what is there, but because of who Water Gate became the place of gathering, There are twelve of those! Around David is there. Therefore, it is incumbent upon us of teaching, of fellowship. I would liken and Nehemiah’s Jerusalem there were only to lead our families to serve our Lord. that to the local church. The new convert ten, but what a wonderful message they The Gates of Jerusalem have a wonderful should unite with other believers in worship bring to us! prophetic story to tell, having been named and service to God who loves and cares for It is said that the double entrance stands 1,000 years before the Lamb came. u Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Prophecy in the News 13
  • Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Iran Watch: Codename: Judgment Day! By Gary Stearman We observe a huge theater of operations, centered about old Babylon, the ruins of which lie just ninety miles south of Bagh- dad. How remarkable and ironic that the leaders of the world’s widest war are gath- ered in this particular place! Now, the chiefs, dukes and sages of the Islamic revolution are crying out for “judgment day.” As we have often pointed out, the cur- rent focus of the U.S. military effort in the Middle East is positioned at the vortex of an enormous power struggle. Baghdad lies between Iran and Afghanistan on the east and Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Syria on the west. To the south, the oil-soaked Arab desert pumps its daily ration of power into the veins of the world market. Looming in the north, Turkey, Armenia and the Caucasus range points toward Russia, now firmly engaged in the conflict bases, economic and oil-related facilities er, that they would send atomic weapons to and playing up to the Islamic side. Islamic tied to U.S. and British firms, and targets destroy Israel. Led by the fanatic Mahmoud leaders sense that their historical moment in countries allied with the U.S. Ahmadinejad, they pressed toward more has arrived. • “Attacks by Revolutionary Guards and open confrontation with the West. They The Western alliance is precisely posi- Iraqi insurgents loyal to Iran against U.S. consider the “Zionist Satan” – the U.S. and tioned at the center of this monumental and British forces in Iraq. Israel – to be worthy only of destruction. struggle, now threatening to quash Iran’s • “Hundreds of rockets launched by This is the way they define “peace.” Hence, budding nuclear arsenal. Hezbollah against pre-selected targets in they can honestly insist that their objectives As reported by WorldNetDaily (April Israel. are peaceful. 29th), it has now been learned that eight • “If U.S. military attacks continue, more Western leaders, and the U.S. in particu- Islamic revolutionary organizations have than 50 Shehab-3 missiles will be launched lar, are being led ever more deeply into a been funded to retaliate, should the U.S. against Israel and 50 terrorist cells in the tightening web of Islamic revolutionary attack Iran. Their operation is codenamed: U.S., Canada and Europe will be given ap- power. In the streets of Tehran, marchers “Judgment Day.” proval to launch attacks against civil and denounce Zionism (including anyone who “Most of Iran’s visitors in the last four industrial targets in those countries. supports it) and call for, “Death to Israel!” months, including the leaders of revolution- •“Maximize civilian casualties with germ For years, Israelis have regarded Iran, not ary groups in Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon, agents and ‘dirty bombs.’” Iraq or Syria, as their chief threat. It boasts as well as the heads of Hezbollah cells in its own oil wealth and a high degree of the Persian Gulf and Europe and North Iran: Now a Dark Force technical expertise, backed by forty years America were asked, when they met with On May 2nd, Reuters issued a story that of exchange education with American the Iranian intelligence minister Gholam- further darkened the threat potential. “Iran Universities. hossein Mohseni Ezhei and his aides: ‘Are threatened on Tuesday (the 2nd) to attack Israel’s Defense Minister, Shaul Mofaz, you ready to defend the Islamic revolution Israel in response to any ‘evil’ act by the recently stated the gravity of the present and vilayet e faqih (rule of the clergy)?’ If United States and said it had enriched situation. In the April 24th London Tele- you agree to take part in the great jihad, uranium to a level close to the maximum graph, he is reported as saying, “Of all the what would you need to be ready for the compatible with civilian use in power sta- threats we face, Iran is the biggest. The great fight?” tions. world must not wait. It must do everything By this, according to WND, he was ask- “The defiant statements were issued necessary on a diplomatic level in order to ing them to be ready to participate in some shortly before world powers met in Paris stop its nuclear activity. or all of the following six actions: late on Tuesday to plan their next moves “Since Hitler we have not faced such a • “U.S. bases in Iraq and the Persian Gulf after Tehran rejected a UN call to halt ura- threat.” region to be struck by Iranian missiles. nium enrichment.” Mofaz was adamant about the action • “Suicide attacks in a number of Muslim Iran insisted, on the one hand, that their that needs to be taken: “Pressure must be countries against U.S. embassies, military intentions were “peaceful” and, on the oth- applied on the Iranians to ensure that they 14 Prophecy in the News Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com
  • Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com realize there is no returning from the path the horizon, in which the Muslims will be credibility is at stake here. We must either they are taking.” victorious. This is confirmed by the reliable mean what we say when we say that Iran Many who were alive in 1938 say that hadiths, as well as by reality. must comply, or we can continue to allow the current situation with Iran has striking “Jihad is now taking place in Afghani- Iran to defy.” overtones of proclamations made by Hitler stan, Palestine [sic], Iraq, Chechnya, The sounds and smells of war continue calling for the annihilation of European Kashmir and the Philippines.” He added, to gather in the theater of war in the heart Jewry. He threatened to take Poland; the “… love for America is now disappearing of old Babylon. To the north, the Russians world largely ignored his threats; we all from the hearts, within America itself and have weighed in, recently recognizing the remember the result. elsewhere, whereas Islam is growing even legitimacy of the terror group, Hamas. They In that year, Hitler became the absolute within America, my brothers.” have also offered to help Tehran enrich autocrat of Germany. In March, his forces Will we listen to Ahmadinejad and Is- uranium, promising not to allow weapons- completed the “union” of Germany and lamic leaders, or will we ignore them, as the grade material to fall into the hands of its Austria, as he rolled into Vienna. In Octo- World War II generation ignored Hitler? Islamic leadership. ber, his army took over the Sudatenland. In Certainly, the warnings are being sound- As the drama plays out, we are seeing the November, the infamous “Crystal Night” ed. On May 1st, CNN aired U.S. Secretary end of one act. Soon, the curtain will open witnessed the savaging of thousands of of State Condoleeza Rice, saying that Iran on the final act, this one reverberating with Jewish homes and businesses. In the next is “… playing games with the international unparalleled fury. The prophets entitled it: year, Nazi rallies called for Jews to be re- community. The international community’s “Judgment Day!” u moved from positions of power, and Hitler marched into Poland. All this was blithely ignored by the world, allowing the Holocaust to develop. The Mossad Speaks Out Watch Our TV Program on Google.com Once again, a world leader is openly call- ing for the extermination of all Jews, and the world is looking the other way. That is, all except for the Jews. Israel’s Prime Minister Olmert called Ahmadinejad “a psychopath.” He also made the inevitable comparison with Hitler. This happened at the end of April. The following day, Meir Dagan the chief of Israel’s Intelligence Agency – the Mossad – was in Washington, openly speaking of the gravity of the current situation. He came to discuss details of Iran’s secret nuclear weapons program, and to meet with his intelligence counterparts in the West. He also spent time with the National Security Council and Pentagon experts. WND reported, “Dagan is not given to small talk and niceties.” One source said that he expressly told U.S. leaders, “This is what we know, and this is what we’ll do Our weekly television program is now available for viewing on the famous if you continue to do nothing.” Google.com search engine. Go to Google.com. Click on “more ...” Then find and In short, Israel is now putting great click on “Video” in the second column. When the search dialog box appears, pressure on the U.S. to make some sort of type our four familiar words: preemptory strike on Iran. This is exactly what the Iranians say that they want, since it would precipitate the great upheaval called Prophecy in the News for in the teachings of the Quran. ... using a capital P and a capital N, and a single space between the words. In a recent speech carried by the Arab Click “Search” and our programs will appear. You can download ... or watch television network, Al-Jazeera, “… a lead- the program immediately on Google’s media player. It will appear when you ing Saudi cleric declared that the United click on one of our icons. States is collapsing and Muslims must patiently await their ultimate victory.” His name is Nasser Al-Omar. On May No matter where you are, you can watch our 5th, WND reported, “Referring to sacred weekly TV program on the worldwide Internet. Muslim writings that accompany the Quran, the sheik said, “Whoever is familiar with the Sunna and Hadith knows that a battle Visit our website at PITN.TV against the enemies of Allah awaits on Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Prophecy in the News 15
  • Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Do You Believe in Miracles? By Bob Ulrich book-reading anniversary. God has put all the pieces of the puzzle together in His own Shortly after Dallas Theological Seminary peculiar way. was founded in 1924, it almost folded. In Many times, God will use life’s strange fact, the seminary found itself on the brink circumstances to alter our future. J. R. and of bankruptcy, with a creditor’s foreclosure Gary have their own fascinating stories scheduled for noon. Early that morning, the about God’s miraculous provision. Looking founders of the school met in the president’s back, a book on Bible prophecy caused me office to ask God to provide the necessary to rededicate my life to the Lord in 1991. funds for the school’s survival, $10,000 to A short time later, my real estate empire be exact. Well-known Bible teacher, Harry collapsed and I found myself just about Ironside, was in that prayer meeting and penniless. But God had a plan. When we when it was his turn to pulled our U-Haul up in front of the minis- pray, he voiced a simple try, we had about $20 to our name and no prayer. He said, “Lord idea where we were going to live. Imagine we know that the cattle our surprise when we discovered that J. R.’s on a thousand hills are brother Terry owned a rental home that had all yours. Please sell been mysteriously vacated in the middle of some of them and send the night. We moved right in! Who needs a us the money.” and reading his favorite Scriptures at his security deposit when you have the Lord? Just about that time, a bedside. Suddenly, the unthinkable hap- God had a plan for Dallas Theological tall Texan strolled into the business office. pened! Lehman sat straight up in bed, after Seminary. God had a plan for Lehman “Howdy!” he said to the secretary. “I just being declared legally dead! Then the phone Strauss and his grandson. God used a finan- sold two carloads of cattle in Fort Worth. next to his bed rang and he discovered that cial tragedy to emphasize that His plans for I’ve been trying to make a business deal his grandson was on the phone, letting my life are always better than my plans. go through, but it just won’t work. I feel him know that he had decided to become There is no doubt that God has a plan that God wants me to give this money to an evangelist, just like his grandpa. Does for Prophecy in the News too. I believe He the seminary. I don’t know if you need it God answer our prayers, even the deepest wants you to play a big part in that plan or or not, but here’s the check.” desires of our hearts? God would not have introduced you to this The secretary took the check and, know- When was the last time God answered ministry. As I have discovered, when the ing the lateness of the hour, she approached one of your prayers in a miraculous way? Lord taps you on the shoulder, you need to the president’s office and tapped on the When was the last time you prayed for the listen! J. R. and Gary like to compare our door. Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer, the founder important work here at Prophecy in the lives to computer chips. When life ends, of the school, answered the door and took News? Throughout history, God has moved Jesus will pop that chip out, drop it into the the check. When he looked at the amount, in the lives of those who are fully commit- heavenly hard drive and say “Let’s see how he noticed it was for the exact amount of ted to Him. J. R. Church and Gary Stearman you did.” How are you doing so far? their obligation, $10,000. Then, he recog- are two of those men and they really need We know that many of you give sacrifi- nized the name on the check as this Texas your prayers and support right now. If we cially and we are grateful for your faithful cattleman. Turning to Dr. Ironside, he said, are truly living in the last days, Satan must support. We also know that the long, dry “Harry, God sold the cattle.” take great pleasure in watching Christian months of summer are approaching and we How about the moving story of evange- ministries struggle for survival. Is it just my need an old-fashioned love offering to list Lehman Strauss? After speaking at a imagination or does God delight in testing make it over the hump. We are also keenly church in Bristol, Pennsylvania, Lehman our faith through these trials? It seems to aware that something else, or should I say went into cardiac arrest on the flight home me that many times He takes us right down SOMEONE else is quickly approaching. and was rushed to the hospital where he to the very last moment before answering Will you give an offering to Jesus this was surrounded by his family. As he lay on our prayers and meeting our needs. Today, month? Will you order something to help us his deathbed, Lehman expressed some last- we find ourselves in that type of financial out? Can you renew or extend your subscrip- second regrets. In spite of a life surrendered situation, but we find great encouragement tion to Prophecy in the News magazine? to God, he felt he had not done enough for in God’s faithfulness. How about joining our DVD or CD-a- the Lord. Secondly, he was saddened that J. R. and Linda Church have served the Month Club and sharing the good news with he would not be able to say goodbye to his Lord faithfully for many years. They have family and friends? Or, if the Lord leads, grandson. And with that, he lay down his dedicated their lives to this ministry, which feel free to sell a few head of cattle! They head and passed into eternity. is now in its 27th year. Gary Stearman is all belong to Jesus and you can’t take them The family held an impromptu church closing in on his 20th year of literary excel- with you! But you can send your treasure service, singing Lehman’s favorite songs lence and I’m now approaching my 13th on ahead! u 16 Prophecy in the News Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com
  • Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Jewish Holy Days: The Making of a Baby By J. R. Church Zola Levitt discovered an amazing cor- relation between Jewish Holy Days and the gestation of a human baby, from conception to birth. While prepar- ing for writing a book for new parents, Zola contacted a gynecolo- gist for some help in understanding gesta- the first day of the seventh month, the ba- tion. During that ses- by’s hearing is developed. For the first time, sion, the gynecologist it can hear and distinguish sounds outside showed him a series the womb.” Zola knew that was the date for of pictures, pointed to the Jewish Festival of Trumpets. the first one (an egg and a sperm) and said, The gynecologist continued, “On the Promoted to the Home Office “On the fourteenth day of the first month, tenth day of the seventh month, the he- On Wednesday, April 19, 2006, Zola the egg appears.” The statement struck a moglobin of the blood changes from that Levitt went home to be with the Lord after a chord in his Jewish mind because that was of the mother, to a self-sustaining baby.” battle with lung cancer. The announcement the date of Passover. He remembered the Zola thought, “That’s the Day of Atone- on his website added: “What a soldier’s roasted egg on his family table every Pass- ment, when the blood was taken into the testimonial — to stay at his post until called over. Now, for the first time, he knew what it Holy of holies!” away by Yeshua! Happy is the man whose meant! Not wanting to lead the gynecologist Next, the gynecologist said, “On the fif- work is his play.” off from the subject at hand, he didn’t say teenth day of the seventh month, the lungs In giving his testimony, Zola wrote: anything, but continued to listen. become fully developed. If born before “I came to the Lord on March 14, 1971, The gynecologist continued: “The egg then, the baby would have a hard time through the urgings of Campus Crusaders must be fertilized within 24 hours, or it breathing.” And Zola thought, “That’s the at Indiana University. They challenged me will pass on.” This reminded Zola of the festival of Tabernacles, a time of celebrating to read the Scriptures, particularly the Book Feast of Unleavened Bread and the seed or the Temple, home of the Shekinah glory or of John. I went by night, like Nicodemus, grain that “fell into the ground and died” Spirit of God.” In the New Testament, the to the campus director’s home and brought in order to produce a harvest, the firstfruits Greek term pneuma, normally translated as a New Testament bound by itself (what of which was presented to God. Next, the “breath,” is applied to the “Holy Spirit.” Dr. McCall, our ministry senior theologian gynecologist said, “Within two to six days, Birth takes place on the tenth day of refers to as ‘The Amputated Bible’). the fertilized egg attaches itself to the wall the ninth month. Eight days after birth, in “When I read John’s cosmic views of the of the womb and begins to grow.” And, sure Jewish families, a son is circumcised. Zola Lord and the plan of salvation, I realized enough, the Jewish evangelist thought, “The noted that the eight days of Hanukkah are that I was reading Jewish writing about a Feast of Firstfruits is observed anywhere celebrated right on schedule, nine months Jewish Messiah, and a Jewish way to God. from two to six days after Passover!” and ten days after Passover. All the Campus Crusaders might have been Next, he was shown a photo of an embryo No human being could have understood Gentiles, but I knew Jewish thought when showing arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, the gestation period 3,500 years ago. The I read it. My prayer of 28 years ago was toes, a head, eyes, etc. The caption said, establishment of the Jewish Holy Days was extremely simple. I said to God, ‘If You’re “Fifty days.” The gynecologist continued, given to Moses by Jehovah, Himself. Its there, show me.’ An open-minded look at “Around the fiftieth day, the embryo takes correlation with the human gestation period the life I have led since that moment would on the form of a human being. Until then, is not only remarkable; it proves “Intel- have to conclude that He has indeed shown we don’t know if we have a duck or a tad- ligent Design.” It proves the existence of me wonders.” pole.” Zola thought, “That’s Pentecost!” an intelligence beyond this world. It proves The correlation between the Jewish festi- The next picture showed the embryo at that there is a Creator God that guides the vals and the birthing of a baby was just one seven months. The gynecologist said, “On affairs of man. of those “wonders.” u Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Prophecy in the News 17
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  • Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Continued from Page 7 reserved for him [John], as their superior, by “Eusebius felt the force of an They were confident, indeed, of their trust the divine Spirit. These things may suffice, almost universal tradition in favor of in the divine and wonder-working power, which we have said concerning the Gospel John’s authorship of the Apocalypse, which was granted unto them by the Savior. of John.” and yet, he listened to the doubts But they did not know how, nor did they Just as Eusebius said, it seems logical of Dionysius, and was led by his attempt to proclaim the doctrines of their that John would include the ministry of example, in a case where his own teacher in studied and artistic language. Christ that occurred before the imprison- dissatisfaction with the book acted Employing only the demonstration of the ment of John the Baptist. However, this as an incentive to reject it and to divine Spirit, which worked with them, could not have been the prime motivating ascribe it to another John. Instances and the wonder-working power of Christ, force behind John’s literary effort. We can of a similar mode of conduct on his which was displayed through them, they only look to our Savior for the prime mo- part are quite numerous.” published the knowledge of the kingdom tivation. John’s work is verbally inspired, (A. C. McGiffert, Ph.D., Prolegomena, “The Life of heaven throughout the whole world, and without error, which, as Eusebius said, of Eusebius,” ch. 1) paying little attention to the composition contained “… the doctrine of His divinity, of written works.” own too, they say that he accepted them and which had, as it were, been reserved for Note that Eusebius tried to elevate him- bore witness to their truthfulness; but that him [John], as their superior, by the divine self as having more intelligence than the there was lacking in them an account of the Spirit.” Apostles. However, he later admits that deeds done by Christ at the beginning of his Next, we consult the editors of the first- Jesus inspired these men to greatness in ministry. And this, indeed, is true. It is evi- century theologian, Papias, author of five the literary field. From a careful analysis dent that the three evangelists recorded only books, which exist only in fragments today, of John’s style of writing, it is apparent the deeds done by the Savior for one year for the earliest historical evidence of John’s that Eusebius could never have achieved after the imprisonment of John the Baptist, authorship: the eloquence of John’s style. It seems to and indicated this in the beginning of their me that some men who achieve high office account. For Matthew, after the forty days’ The Fragments of Papias have a tendency to become prideful, with fast and the temptation, which followed it, We should note that the earliest writings little tolerance for others. We recall that the indicates the chronology of his work when of Christian theologians were unwavering high and mighty Caiaphas, along with the he says: ‘Now when he heard that John was in their confidence that John was the author esteemed members of the Sanhedrin Court, delivered up, he withdrew from Judea into of all five books. The editors of The Frag- regarded Peter and John as “unlearned and Galilee.’ Mark likewise says: ‘Now after ments of Papias were convinced that John ignorant men” (Acts 4:13). This appears to that John was delivered up, Jesus came into wrote all five books, especially the book of be the opinion of Eusebius, as well. Galilee.’ And Luke, before commencing Revelation. They added: How could Eusebius claim that the his account of the deeds of Jesus, similarly “With regard to the inspiration of the Apostles paid “little attention to the com- marks the time, when he says that Herod, book [Revelation], we deem it superflu- position of written works.” The Holy Spirit ‘adding to all the evil deeds which he had ous to add another word; for the blessed was in charge of moving upon the prophets done, shut up John in prison.’ Gregory Theologus and Cyril, and even and Apostles in such a way as to produce a “They say, therefore, that the Apostle John, men of still older date, Papias [A.D. 70- perfect work in both the Old Testament and being asked to do it for this reason, gave in 155], Irenaeus, Methodius, and Hippolytus, New Testament. The Bible is a “finished” his Gospel an account of the period, which bore entirely satisfactory testimony to it” work. It needed nothing more than the 39 had been omitted by the earlier evangelists, (The Fragments of Papias, ch. 8). books of the Old Testament and the 27 and of the deeds done by the Savior during The following is given as an example of books of the New Testament. It was not in that period; that is, of those which were done the influence that John had upon Papias. God’s plan that all of the Apostles should before the imprisonment of the Baptist. And Papias could only have received this from produce a library of literary works. In fact, this is indicated by him, they say, in the fol- the author of the book of Revelation. Here is it is obvious that the works of Eusebius lowing words: ‘This beginning of miracles strong evidence that the following teaching contained few elements of divine inspira- did Jesus’; and again when he refers to the came from the Apostle John: tion. Eusebius continues: Baptist, in the midst of the deeds of Jesus, “The same person, moreover, has set “Nevertheless, of all the disciples of the as still baptizing in Aenon near Salim; where down other things as coming to him from Lord, only Matthew and John have left us he states the matter clearly in the words: unwritten tradition, amongst these some written memorials, and they, tradition says, ‘For John was not yet cast into prison.’ strange parables and instructions of the were led to write only under the pressure John records the deeds of Christ which were Savior, and some other things of a more of necessity. For Matthew, who had at first performed before the Baptist was cast into fabulous nature. Amongst these he says that preached to the Hebrews, when he was prison, but the other three evangelists men- there will be a millennium after the resur- about to go to other peoples, committed his tion the events which happened after that rection from the dead, when the personal Gospel to writing in his native tongue [He- time. One who understands this can no longer reign of Christ will be established on this brew], and thus compensated those whom think that the Gospels are at variance with earth” (Fragments, ch. 6). he was obliged to leave for the loss of his one another, inasmuch as the Gospel accord- These “strange parables and instructions” presence. And when Mark and Luke had ing to John contains the first acts of Christ, given by the Savior, could only refer to the already published their Gospels, they say while the others give an account of the latter various visions recorded in the Apocalypse. that John, who had employed all his time part of His life. John omitted the genealogy We readily admit that John included some in proclaiming the Gospel orally, finally of our Savior, according to the flesh, because “strange parables” and “other things of a proceeded to write for the following reason: it had already been given by Matthew and more fabulous nature.” the three Gospels already mentioned, hav- Luke. John’s Gospel began with the doctrine The only written source for this “unwrit- ing come into the hands of all and into his of His divinity, which had, as it were, been ten tradition” is John’s Apocalypse This is Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Prophecy in the News 25
  • Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com a clear indication that the Apostle John was Emperor, who had persecuted Christians the vigor of that same age, which he had the author of the book of Revelation. in the manner of Nero. He wrote about this reached when he was believed to have per- Other than the mention of their names in in his third book: ished, and will live until he is revealed in his The Fragments of Papias, I could find no “Domitian, having shown great cruelty to- own time and restored to his kingdom. But direct testimony from Gregory Theologus, ward many, and having unjustly put to death I wonder that men can be so audacious in Cyril, Methodius, or Hippolytus among the no small number of well-born and notable their conjectures. However, it is not absurd writings of the early church fathers. But, men at Rome, and having without cause to believe that these words of the apostle, I am satisfied that their testimonies once exiled and confiscated the property of a great ‘Only he who now holdeth, let him hold existed. Furthermore, I found corroborat- many other illustrious men, finally became a until he be taken out of the way,” refer to ing evidence from the writings of Irenaeus successor of Nero in his hatred and enmity the Roman empire, as if it were said, ‘Only (circa A.D. 180). toward God” (Eusebius, bk, 3, ch. 17). he who now reigneth, let him reign until he Perhaps he was referring to Nero as the be taken out of the way.’ ‘And then shall the The Testimony of Irenaeus Antichrist, rather than Domitian. Nero’s wicked be revealed:’ no one doubts that this Irenaeus (b. A.D. 120, d. 202) was a stu- name in Hebrew adds up to 666. Note means Antichrist” (Augustine, The City of dent of Polycarp in the church at Ephesus. that Irenaeus admits that he was not bold God, bk. 20, ch. 19). Irenaeus was born too late to enjoy the enough to announce the name of the Anti- Paul’s epistles and John’s Apocalypse ministry of John, but obtained his learning christ, though it appears that he knew it. He must have led to these early teachings about from John’s student and associate, Poly- may have been taught the meaning of the the future Antichrist. We should note that carp. Irenaeus was only one generation infamous number by John’s associate, Poly- first-century ministers like Paul and John removed from the author of the Apocalypse. carp. A rumor that Nero was the Antichrist were reluctant to name the emperors of the However, the influence of John’s prophetic persisted until the fifth century. During the Roman Empire in any of their writings for teachings had a profound impact on Ire- years of A.D. 413-426, Augustine penned fear of repercussions. But they certainly naeus. He gave a clear testimony of John’s The City of God, in which he said: must have mentioned such things among authorship and the reasons why John’s “Some believe that until the time of An- their trusted friends and associates, eventu- Gospel was placed fourth in the order of tichrist the Church will not suffer persecu- ally leading to the Augustinian comments the New Testament. The following passage tions besides those she has already suffered, above. from Irenaeus (book 3), allows us to read — that is, ten, — and that the eleventh and Doubts About John’s Authorship his testimony on the four Gospels: last shall be inflicted by Antichrist. They “Matthew published his Gospel among reckon that the first persecution was made Of the Apocalypse and Two Epistles the Hebrews in their own language, while by Nero; the second by Domitian; the third Eusebius mentioned John’s authorship Peter and Paul were preaching and founding by Trajan; the fourth by Antoninus; the of the Apocalypse in his chapter on the the church in Rome. After their departure, fifth by Severus; the sixth by Maximin; ministry of Justin Martyr (A.D. 110-165), Mark, the disciple and interpreter of Peter, the seventh by Decius; the eighth by Va- saying that the Jews had plotted many lies also transmitted to us in writing those things lerian; the ninth by Aurelian; and the tenth against the early church, including a denial which Peter had preached; and Luke, the by Diocletian and Maximian. For as there of John’s authorship of the book of Revela- attendant of Paul, recorded in a book the were ten plagues in Egypt before the people tion. Justin Martyr debated a Jew (whose Gospel which Paul had declared. Afterwards of God could begin to go out, they think name was Trypho) in Ephesus, the very John, the disciple of the Lord, who also re- this is referred to as showing that the last city where John had served. He wrote that clined on his bosom, published his Gospel, persecution by Antichrist must be like the Trypho and his Jewish coharts were being while staying at Ephesus in Asia.” eleventh plague, in which the Egyptians, used by Satan to cast dispersion upon the Irenaeus (book 5) wrote about the Apoca- while following the Hebrews with hostility, credibility of the Gospel. lypse of John, and included a commentary perished in the Red Sea when the people of on the number of the name of Antichrist: God passed through on dry land” (Augus- The Testimony of Justin Martyr “As these things are so, and this number tine, The City of God, bk. 18, ch. 52). Eusebius writes: “He [Justin Martyr] is found in all the approved and ancient Continuing with this theme, Augustine composed also a dialogue against the Jews, copies, and those who saw John face to reported that Paul seemed to be referring which he held in the city of Ephesus with face confirm it, and reason teaches us that to Nero, and that the concept lingered in Trypho, a most distinguished man among the number of the name of the beast, ac- Christian circles for at least three hundred the Hebrews of that day. In it, he shows cording to the mode of calculation among years: how the divine grace urged him on to the the Greeks, appears in its letters.... We are “Some think that the Apostle Paul re- doctrine of the faith; and with what earnest- not bold enough to speak confidently of the ferred to the Roman Empire, and that he was ness he had formerly pursued philosophical name of Antichrist. For, if it were necessary unwilling to use language more explicit, lest studies; and how ardent a search he had that his name should be declared clearly at he should incur the charge of wishing ill to made for the truth. And he records of the the present time, it would have been an- the Empire, which it was hoped would be Jews in the same work, that they were plot- nounced by him who saw the revelation. For eternal; so that in saying, ‘For the mystery ting against the teaching of Christ, asserting it was seen, not long ago, but almost in our of iniquity doth already work,’ he alluded the same things against Trypho: ‘Not only generation, toward the end of the reign of to Nero, whose deeds already seemed to did you not repent of the wickedness which Domitian” (Eusebius, bk. 5, ch. 8). be as the deeds of Antichrist. And hence you had committed, but you selected at Was Irenaeus implying that Domitian was some suppose that he shall rise again and that time chosen men, and you sent them the Antichrist? Probably not. However, he be Antichrist. Others suppose that he is not out from Jerusalem through all the land, may have meant that John saw the future even dead, but that he was concealed that to announce that the godless heresy of the Antichrist during his visions on Patmos, he might be supposed to have been killed, Christians had made its appearance, and to having been exiled there by the Roman and that he now lives in concealment in accuse them of those things, which all that 26 Prophecy in the News Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com
  • Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com are ignorant of us say against us, so that And being an enemy of the Scriptures of us flee lest the bath fall, for Cerinthus, the you become the causes not only of your God, he asserts, with the purpose of de- enemy of the truth, is within’” (Eusebius, own injustice, but also of all other men’s.’ ceiving men, that there is to be a period of bk. 3, ch. 28). He writes also that even down to his time, a thousand years for marriage festivals’” Note in passing, that John expected Jesus prophetic gifts were demonstrated in the (Eusebius, bk. 3, ch. 28). to kill Cerinthus for being such a heretic and Church. And he mentions the Apocalypse Here is a case for wanting to “throw the didn’t want to be in the same building with of John, saying distinctly that it was the baby out with the bath water,” so to speak. Cerinthus, lest the roof fall in and harm him apostle’s” (Eusebius, bk. 4, ch. 18). Caius was opposed to the heresy of Cerin- and his friends as well. Satan was already busy trying to dis- thus and wanted to dismiss the claim that In reviewing the account of Irenaeus’ credit John’s incredible work. In the third the “revelations” were written by “a great story about Cerinthus, the heretic, it is and fourth centuries, his authorship of the apostle” using the terms “pretends” and plain to see that John’s authorship of the Apocalypse and two later epistles came “falsely claims.” Caius decided that, since Apocalypse was not in question, but rather, into question. Eusebius recorded these Cerinthus was a heretic, his statement about the application that Cerinthus had made to doubts about John’s authorship: “… the the Apocalypse being “written by a great John’s teaching about the millennial reign Apocalypse … [has] not been universally apostle,” and his teaching that “after the of Christ. Evidently, Cerinthus was the cul- accepted, because no ecclesiastical writer, resurrection the kingdom of Christ will be prit who caused some early church leaders ancient or modern, has made use of testi- set up on earth” should also be false. to doubt that John wrote the Apocalypse. monies drawn from them” (Eusebius, bk. But it was Eusebius who collected these 3, ch. 3). The Doubts of Dionysius early conjectures and, therefore, caused the I must say, that is a pretty weak argu- Eusebius writes that a similar view was most confusion about John’s authorship. ment for doubting John’s authorship of held by Dionysius of Alexandria. Dionysius the Apocalypse. It is obvious that no early lived in the third century and led the church The Doubts of Eusebius writer made use of its testimonies. The in Alexandria, Egypt. Note that, Eusebius Eusebius questioned John’s authorship of Apocalypse was not written for them. It (A.D. 260-341) said that Dionysius lived the Apocalypse and his two later epistles: was written for the saints of the Tribulation “in our day.” Actually, Eusebius was only “But of the writings of John, not only his Period. Its message had little relevance to five years old when Dionysius died. Euse- Gospel, but also the former of his epistles, the early Christians. It is no wonder that bius writes: has been accepted without dispute both Jesus entrusted the preservation of the “And Dionysius (A.D. 200-265), who now and in ancient times. But the other Apocalypse to the early churches, while was bishop of the parish of Alexandria in two [epistles] are disputed. In regard to at the same time threatening them not to our day, in the second book of his work On the Apocalypse, the opinions of most men change a word of it: “If any man shall add the Promises, says some things concerning are still divided. But at the proper time this unto these things, God shall add unto him the Apocalypse of John, which he draws question likewise shall be decided from the plagues that are written in this book: from tradition in the following words: ‘But the testimony of the ancients” (Eusebius, and if any man shall take away from the (they say that) Cerinthus, who founded the bk. 3, ch. 24). words of the book of this prophecy, God sect which was called, after him, the Cer- In Prolegomena (bk. 3, ch. 25), Eusebius shall take away his part out of the book of inthian, desiring reputable authority for his admits to the general acceptance of John’s life, and out of the holy city, and from the fiction, prefixed the name. For the doctrine, authorship of the Apocalypse. He tells us things which are written in this book” (Rev. which he taught, was this: that the kingdom that there were “Accepted” writings, “Dis- 22:18,19). Jesus wanted the book to be pre- of Christ will be an earthly one. And as he puted” writings, and “Rejected” writings. served, in spite of the fact that it could not was himself devoted to the pleasures of the The Apocalypse is listed with the “Accepted be understood. When the Tribulation Period body and altogether sensual in his nature, writings.” Eusebius writes: commences, then the prophecies in the book he dreamed that the kingdom would consist “Since we are dealing with this subject will be opened for understanding. of those things, which he desired; namely, it is proper to sum up the writings of the in the delights of the belly and of sexual New Testament, which have been already The Heresy of Cerinthus passion.’ These are the words of Dionysius” mentioned. First then, must be put the holy Eusebius also tells the story of Cerinthus, (Eusebius, ibid). quaternion of the Gospels; following them, a heretic living in Ephesus during the days It seems that Dionysius knew only that the Acts of the Apostles. After this, must of John. He said that Cerinthus ascribed Cerinthus had been branded a heretic be reckoned the epistles of Paul; next in the authorship of the Apocalypse to John, (which he was) and, therefore, wanted to order, the extant former epistle of John, but that he tried to pervert its message. disbelieve all that Cerinthus taught. Euse- and likewise the epistle of Peter, must be Eusebius wrote: bius continues: maintained. After them is to be placed, if “We have understood that at this time “But Irenaeus, in the first book of his it really seem proper, the Apocalypse of Cerinthus, the author of another heresy, work Against Heresies, gives some more John, concerning which we shall give the made his appearance. Caius writes as fol- abominable false doctrines of the same man, different opinions at the proper time. These lows concerning this man: ‘But Cerinthus and in the third book relates a story which then belong among the accepted writings” also, by means of revelations, which he deserves to be recorded. He says, on the (Eusebius, bk. 3, ch. 25). pretends were written by a great apostle, authority of Polycarp, that the Apostle John Notice how reluctant he was to place the brings before us marvelous things, which he once entered a bath to bathe; but, learning Apocalypse among the accepted writings. falsely claims were shown him by angels. that Cerinthus was within, he sprang from Furthermore, he failed to include John’s And he says that after the resurrection the the place and rushed out of the door, for he two later epistles, placing them among the kingdom of Christ will be set up on earth, could not bear to remain under the same “Disputed” writings. Eusebius continues: and that the flesh dwelling in Jerusalem will roof with him. And he advised those that “Among the disputed writings, which are, again be subject to desires and pleasures. were with him to do the same, saying, ‘Let nevertheless, recognized by many, are the Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Prophecy in the News 27
  • Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com so-called epistle of James and that of Jude, was a consternation to his contemporary, do not understand it” (Eusebius, ibid). also the second epistle of Peter, and those Dionysius, who could not understand the that are called the second and third of John, complexity of John’s prophecies. Dionysius The “Other John” Theory whether they belong to the evangelist or to had been a student of Origen in the school After Dionysius had examined the book another person of the same name.” of theology at Alexandria, Egypt, and suc- of Revelation, and decided that it was Eusebius does not question the names ceeded Heraclas as head of the school in impossible to understand according to the attached to the “Disputed” writings, but A.D. 232, holding the office once held by literal sense, Dionysius concluded that suggests that those names might belong Origen. He maintained that position for the author had to be, not Cerinthus, nor to other people. Then, Eusebius lists the about 15 years, then was chosen as bishop the Apostle John, but some other person “Rejected” writings: of Alexandria, which at that time was the named John: “Among the rejected writings must be most famous and powerful church in Chris- “Having finished all the prophecy, so to reckoned also the Acts of Paul, and the tendom. Eusebius recorded (and I think rel- speak, the prophet pronounces those blessed so-called Shepherd [of Hermas], and the ished) the doubts of Dionysius concerning who shall observe it, and also himself. For Apocalypse of Peter, and in addition to John’s authorship of the Apocalypse in his he says, ‘Blessed is he that keepeth the these the extant epistle of Barnabas, and seventh book on Church History: words of the prophecy of this book, and the so-called Teachings of the Apostles; “Some before us have set aside and I, John, who saw and heard these things.’ and besides, as I said, the Apocalypse of rejected the book altogether, criticizing it Therefore, that he was called John, and that John, if it seem proper, which some, reject, chapter by chapter, and pronouncing it with- this book is the work of one John, I do not but which others class with the accepted out sense or argument, and maintaining that deny. And I agree also, that it is the work of books. And among these, some have placed the title is fraudulent. For they say that it is a holy and inspired man. But I cannot read- also the Gospel according to the Hebrews, not the work of John, nor is it a revelation, ily admit that he was the Apostle, the son with which those of the Hebrews that have because it is covered thickly and densely of Zebedee, the brother of James, by whom accepted Christ are especially delighted” by a veil of obscurity. And they affirm that the Gospel of John and the … epistle were (Eusebius, bk. 3, ch. 25). none of the Apostles, and none of the saints, written. For I judge from the character of Eusebius would like to place the Apoca- nor anyone in the Church is its author, but both, and the forms of expression, and the lypse among the disputed or rejected that Cerinthus, who founded the sect which entire execution of the book, that it is not writings, but admits that it was widely was called after him the Cerinthian, desiring his. For the evangelist nowhere gives his accepted. reputable authority for his fiction, prefixed name, or proclaims himself, either in the the name. For the doctrine, which he taught Gospel or Epistle.” The Testimony of Origen was this: that the kingdom of Christ will be Eusebius agreed that another John had to Origen (A.D. 185-254) followed Clem- an earthly one. And as he was himself de- be the author. He thought the Apocalypse ent as the bishop of Alexandria. He, too, voted to the pleasures of the body and alto- to be too primitive … too disconnected … believed that John wrote the Apocalypse, gether sensual in his nature, he dreamed that and unrelated to John’s Gospel to have been including a second and third epistle. Euse- the kingdom would consist in those things written by the Apostle. Such thinking … bius records the words of Origen: which he desired, namely, in the delights of such lack of understanding into the Jewish “Why need we speak of him who reclined the belly and of sexual passion; that is to design of the Apocalypse and its companion upon the bosom of Jesus, John, who has left say, in eating and drinking and marrying, book, John’s Gospel, demonstrates the woe- us one Gospel, though he confessed that he and in festivals and sacrifices and the slay- ful ignorance of some of Christianity’s most might write so many that the world could ing of victims, under the guise of which he learned men. The more time passed, and the not contain them? And he wrote also the thought he could indulge his appetites with further away from the first century theolo- Apocalypse, but was commanded to keep a better grace” (Eusebius, ibid). gians lived, the more prone to ignorance silence and not to write the words of the These are harsh words coming from an they became. Comparing the Gospel to the seven thunders. He has left also an epistle educated minister of the Gospel. What Apocalypse, Dionysius continued: of very few lines; perhaps also a second and could have prompted him to even consider “John [in his Gospel] never speaks as third; but not all consider them genuine, the accusations of others that Cerinthus, if referring to himself, or as if referring and together they do not contain a hundred who lived in Ephesus at the time of John, to another person. But the author of the lines” (Eusebius, bk. 6, ch. 25). had fabricated the Apocalypse for his own Apocalypse introduces himself at the very heretical purposes? Though Dionysius was beginning: ‘The Revelation of Jesus Christ, The Testimony of Nepos confused over the metaphors and symbol- which he gave him to show unto his servants Nepos, a bishop in Egypt around A.D. ism in the book, he could not bring himself quickly; and he sent and signified it by his 200, taught that the Scriptures [i.e., Apoca- to reject it. Dionysius added: angel unto his servant John, who bare wit- lypse] should be understood in “a more “But I could not venture to reject the ness of the word of God and of his testimony, Jewish manner, and that there would be a book, as many brethren hold it in high even of all things that he saw.’ Then he certain millennium of bodily luxury upon esteem. But I suppose that it is beyond my writes also an epistle: ‘John to the seven this earth.” Eusebius comments: “As he comprehension, and that there is a certain churches which are in Asia, grace be with thought that he could establish his private concealed and more wonderful meaning you, and peace.’ But the evangelist did not opinion by the Revelation of John, he wrote in every part. For if I do not understand, I prefix his name even to the [first] epistle; a book on this subject, entitled Refutation suspect that a deeper sense lies beneath the but without introduction he begins with the of Allegorists” (Eusebius, ibid). words. I do not measure and judge them mystery of the divine revelation itself: ‘That We don’t know much about Nepos, but by my own reason, but leaving the more which was from the beginning, which we his thoughts on the Jewish roots of John’s to faith, regard them as too high for me to have heard, which we have seen with our Apocalypse demonstrate an insight that grasp. And I do not reject what I cannot eyes.’ But neither in the reputed second or few others exhibited. However, his opinion comprehend, but rather wonder because I third epistle of John, though they are very 28 Prophecy in the News Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com
  • Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com short, does the name John appear; but there his subject, but discusses everything under extensively about this uncanny comparison, is written the anonymous phrase, ‘the elder.’ the same heads and names, some of which we we shall not belabor the point, except to But this author did not consider it sufficient will briefly mention. Anyone who examines say, in John 19, Jesus is seen wearing a to give his name once and to proceed with carefully will find the phrases, ‘the life,’ ‘the “crown” of thorns, and in Revelation 19, his work; but he takes it up again: light,’ ‘turning from darkness,’ frequently He is seen wearing a royal “crown.” So, ‘I, John, who also am your brother and occurring in both; also continually, ‘truth,’ Eusebius claims, “The Gospel does not companion in tribulation, and in the king- ‘grace,’ ‘joy,’ ‘the flesh and blood of the mention nor does it contain any intimation dom and in the patience of Jesus Christ, was Lord,’ ‘the judgment,’ ‘the forgiveness of of the Apocalypse, nor does the Apocalypse in the isle that is called Patmos for the Word sins,’ ‘the love of God toward us,’ the ‘com- of the Epistle.” He is plainly wrong. of God and the testimony of Jesus.’ And mandment that we love one another,’ that Once again, I refer you to Arthur Cush- toward the close he speaks thus: ‘Blessed is we should ‘keep all the commandments’; man McGiffert, Ph.D., professor of Church he that keepeth the words of the prophecy of the ‘conviction of the world, of the Devil, of History (Lane Theological Seminary, this book, and I, John, who saw and heard Antichrist,’ the ‘promise of the Holy Spirit,’ Cincinnati). He adds the following insight these things.’ the ‘adoption of God,’ the ‘faith continually into the character and possible motives “But that he who wrote these things was required of us,’ ‘the Father and the Son,’ behind the negative attitude that Eusebius called John must be believed, as he says occur everywhere. In fact, it is plainly to be displayed against the authorship of John: it; but who he was does not appear. For he seen that one and the same character marks “He [Eusebius] continued to get his truth did not say, as often in the Gospel, that he the Gospel and the Epistle throughout. But from others, from the great men of the past was the beloved disciple of the Lord, or the the Apocalypse is different from these writ- with whom he had lived and upon whose one who lay on his breast, or the brother ings and foreign to them; not touching, nor thoughts he had feasted. All that he believed of James, or the eyewitness and hearer in the least bordering upon them; almost, so he had drawn from them; he produced of the Lord. For he would have spoken to speak, without even a syllable in common nothing new for himself, and his creed was of these things if he had wished to show with them. Nay more, the Epistle — for I pass a traditional creed. And yet, he had at the himself plainly. But he says none of them; by the Gospel — does not mention nor does it same time imbibed from his surroundings but speaks of himself as our brother and contain any intimation of the Apocalypse, nor the habit of questioning and even criticizing companion, and a witness of Jesus, and does the Apocalypse of the epistle. Moreover, the past, and, in spite of his abiding respect blessed because he had seen and heard the it can also be shown that the diction of the for it, had learned to feel that the voice of revelations. But I am of the opinion that Gospel and epistle differs from that of the the many is not always the voice of truth, there were many with the same name as Apocalypse. For they were written not only and that the widely and anciently accepted the Apostle John, who, on account of their without error as regards the Greek language, is sometimes to be corrected by the clearer love for him, and because they admired and but also with elegance in their expression, sight of a single man. Though he, therefore, emulated him, and desired to be loved by in their reasonings, and in their entire struc- depended for all he believed so completely the Lord as he was, took to themselves the ture. They are far indeed from betraying any upon the past, his associations had helped to same surname, as many of the children of barbarism or solecism, or any vulgarism free him from a slavish adherence to all that the faithful are called Paul or Peter. whatever. For the writer had, as it seems, a particular school had accepted, and had “And from the ideas, and from the words both the requisites of discourse, that is, the made him in some small measure an eclectic and their arrangement, it may be reasonably gift of knowledge and the gift of expression, in his relations to doctrines and opinions conjectured that this one is different from — as the Lord had bestowed them both upon of earlier generations. A notable instance that one. For the Gospel and Epistle agree him. I do not deny that the other writer saw of this eclecticism on his part is seen in his with each other and begin in the same man- a revelation and received knowledge and treatment of the Apocalypse of John. He felt ner. The one says, ‘In the beginning was the prophecy. I perceive, however, that his dialect the force of an almost universal tradition in Word’; the other, ‘That which was from the and language are not accurate Greek, but favor of its apostolic origin, and yet, in the beginning.’ The one: ‘And the Word was that he uses barbarous idioms, and, in some face of that, he could listen to the doubts of made flesh and dwelt among us, and we places, solecisms. It is unnecessary to point Dionysius, and could be led by his example, beheld his glory, the glory as of the only these out here, for I would not have any one in a case where his own dissatisfaction with begotten of the Father’; the other says the think that I have said these things in a spirit of the book acted as an incentive, almost, if same things slightly altered: ‘Which we ridicule, for I have said what I have only with not quite, to reject it and to ascribe it to have heard, which we have seen with our the purpose of showing dearly the difference another John. Instances of a similar mode eyes; which we have looked upon and our between the writings.” of conduct on his part are quite numerous” hands have handled of the Word of life, Eusebius claims that there is no com- (A. C. McGiffert, Ph.D., Prolegomena, — and the life was manifested.’ For he parison between the Gospel and the Apoca- “The Life of Eusebius,” ch. 1). introduces these things at the beginning, lypse. Yet, we have found in every chapter Because of the prominent position that maintaining them, as is evident from what of the Apocalypse, the same theme that was Eusebius held at the Council of Nicaea, follows, in opposition to those who said addressed in the corresponding chapter of modern liberal theologians hang on to his that the Lord had not come in the flesh. the Gospel. For example Jesus is called every word, not because he deserves to be Wherefore, also, he carefully adds, ‘And the “Word” in John 1; and the “Alpha and believed, but because they, themselves, we have seen and bear witness, and declare Omega” in Revelation 1. There are seven do not want to believe in John’s author- unto you the eternal life which was with the “lights” in John 1 and seven “lamps” in ship of the book of Revelation. Modern Father and was manifested unto us. That Revelation 1. There is a wedding and a liberal scholars simply parrot the same which we have seen and heard declare we cleansing of the Temple in John 2, and a rhetoric given above. They do not have unto you also.’” church at Ephesus that had lost its “first the spiritual insight to compare the books Concerning Dionysius, Eusebius agreed: love” and needed to be “clean” in Rev- and see their unmistakable correlation for “He holds to this and does not digress from elation 2. 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  • Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com The Hebrew Alphabet: Introducing the Letter v Shin By J. R. Church The a shin is the twenty-first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, with a numerical value of 300. It is the symbol of Divine power, provision and protection. It stands for two names of God, hsa El Shaddai (the All-Sufficient, Unlimited One) and ouka Shalom (Peace). It was to Abraham that God was first called hsa Shaddai, translated in the KJV as “Almighty God.” Coming right after the e koph, which symbolizes the return of Christ to establish His millennial reign, the v shin seems to tell the story of the kingdom’s rulers, namely the triune Godhead — the Trinity — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Every Jewish home dis- plays a small container of Scriptures on the door post Hebrew reads from right to left. Beginning with the t aleph in the upper right of their main entrance, corner and proceeding to , tahv in the lower right corner, they are: called a Mezuzzah. And on z zayin u vav v hay s dalet d gimmel c beit t aleph the Mezuzzah is a carved b nun n mem k lamed f kaf h yod y tet j chet v shin. It reminds those a shin r resh e koph m tzaddi p peh g ayin x samech who live there that God . tzaddi soffit ; peh soffit i nun soffit o mem soffit l kaf soffit - , tahv will protect and provide The five letters at the end of the alphabet are called “final forms” (soffit). They for them. are used only if that letter appears as the final letter of a word. According to Jewish teaching, the three heads knotted in such a way that the letters of the of the shin are symbolic. It Name hsa Shaddai are formed. is connected with the idea of a system con- An aerial map of the valleys around the sisting of three separate units which, when southern and eastern sides of Old Jerusa- combined, result in completeness. Thus, lem offers a startling view of the v shin. the Midrash interprets the three branches It appears that the three stems can be seen as alluding to: in the Gehenna Valley, the Tyropean Val- • the three worlds in which man lives: ley, and the Kidron Valley. They converge this world, the messianic era, and the world at the Pool of Soloam. Notice that this v to come. shin contains a vowel point (a small dot) • the life-giving spirit, soul and body between the two stems on its right, at the upon which man’s survival depends. very place where the Temple once sat atop • three sanctities found in the world: the Mount Moriah. Holy One, the holiness of the Sabbath, and There is an enlarged v shin at the very the holiness of Israel. beginning of the opening word in the Old • A father, mother, and God foster the Testament book entitled “The Song of completeness of a man. Solomon.” It is the emblem for the alliance A list of “threes” can be said to correlate between God and Israel and, therefore, was with the v shin. For example, there are also chosen to be embossed on the tefillin. three primary colors: red, yellow, and blue. As such it is the most fitting letter to stand at But light can be divided into three primary stems of the v shin represent Israel’s Pa- the head of the holiest song, which depicts colors: red, green, and blue. They are like triarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. in loving words the praise of the eternal, the refracted rays of the spirit of God. The leather straps of the tefillin (the unseverable bond between the Almighty It is also said in Judaism that the three prayer box used by Jews when praying) are and His Chosen People. u 30 Prophecy in the News Find us on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com
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  • Visit our On-line Bookstore on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com The Exhaustive Dictionary of Dateline Jerusalem Bible Names Judson Cornwall By Zola Levitt Zola Levitt is uniquely positioned to help us decipher the mysteries of Every name in the Bible is the endtimes, and his vast knowledge included in this dictionary. Your of the area, coupled with his grasp of own relationship with God will the Jewish roots of the Christian faith, be enriched as you gain in-depth offer a compelling book for the growing number of people interested in the understanding of the meanings of Middle East. biblical names. From keen insights into media bias, Whether you are looking for a to refreshing keys to Israel’s proper biblical name for your child, or role in world affairs, Dateline Jerusalem doing research, this book of scrip- is packed with information. Levitt has tural treasures will have what you never shied away from revealing difficult truths, and his are looking for! The book of Rev- hard-hitting analysis of the Arab-Israeli conflict will provide elation promises a "NEW NAME" readers with new and startling information. for the overcomer. You will love Here, you will learn about the Palestinian agenda; whether this book! (261 pages) America will win the war on terror; and what endtime events lie ahead. (214 pages) Item # B1915 - $11.95 Item # B2519 - $12.95 BIBLE CODE BOMBSHELL GLOBAL DECEPTION JOSEPH A. KLEIN Compelling Scientific Evidence that God Authored the Bible The United Nations has long presented itself as a shining champion of multi- R. Edwin Sherman lateralism, fairness and tolerance. Revealed for the first time in print: Instead, it is a cesspool of ineptitude and • The Jesus code cluster in Isaiah 53. venality that has veered far from President • A massive group of codes on the 911 Harry Truman's original hopes. attacks showing Iraq’s involvement. But as this timely and profoundly • Revealing weak codes presented by disturbing book shows, that has not best-selling books. • Responses to Bible code critics. stopped Kofi Annan, George Soros and • Mathematical formulae in separate their NGO minions from pursuing a new addenda. goal — that of remaking the UN into In this startling and entertaining new nothing less than a vehicle for world government. book, one of the world's leading experts What Jacques Chirac calls a “global government with on Bible codes, a mathematician with a human face” would have the power to impose global 30 years of experience in probability and statistical analysis, taxes on Americans without the consent of our elected explains clearly how codes show that God wrote the Bible. representatives, and also supreme authority over our (275 pages) judiciary and military. (235 pages - hardback) Item # B2514 - $13.95 Item # B2601 - $25.95 ATOMIC IRAN Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D On Sunday, October 31, 2004, virtually on the eve of the U.S. presidential election, the Majlis, Iran’s Parliament, met in Tehran. The 247 lawmakers considered an inflammatory resolution. The bill before the Majlis would require the government to enrich uranium. The session was carried live on national radio. As the assembly voted unanimously to enrich uranium, the members of parliament took up an eerie chant: “Death to America! ... Death to Israel!” With the vote and the incendiary rhetoric, Iran sent a message to the world. The mullahs, to fool the EU-3 for tactical reasons, might agree to suspend uranium enrichment temporarily, but two possibilities were being taken off the table. Iran would not agree to suspend uranium enrichment permanently. Nor would the country’s leaders ever abandon the determined goal of developing nuclear weapons. The moment Iran has deliverable nuclear weapons, the entire political and military equa- tion will change in the Middle East ... How long do we have before Iran plays out the game? (300 pages - hardback) Item # B2607 - $26.95 36 Prophecy in the News Call our toll-free ORDER LINE 1-800-475-1111 and use your VISA, MasterCard, Discover Card, or American Express.
  • Visit our On-line Bookstore on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution Incredible Creatures Series with Dr. Jobe Martin - Volumes 1, 2, & 3 Volume I - Dr. Jobe Martin was a traditional evolutionist, but his medical and scientific training would go through an evolving of its own ... when he began to study animals that challenged the scientific assumptions of his education. Have you ever wondered: Are there really creatures that produce fire to defend themselves? How does a giraffe get a drink without causing lethal blood pressure to his brain? This DVD documentary presents evidence that animal designs can only be attributed to intelligent design. (50 min.) Item # DVD626 - $22.95 Volume II - Have you ever wondered: How birds can navigate over thousands of miles and never get lost? How fireflies and glowworms can create pure light that generates no heat? This DVD documentary enters the fascinating world of animals to reveal sophisti- cated and complex designs that shake the foundations of evolution. (50 min.) Item # DVD627 - $22.95 Volume III - Have you ever wondered: What kind of bird can kill a lion with a single kick? How some dogs can know a storm is brewing before it appears, or can sense when their master is about to experience a seizure? How emperor Penguins can go two and a half months without eating or drinking? You will love these DVDs! (80 min.) Item # DVD628 - $22.95 The DaVinci Code Deception Answering the Questions Everyone is Asking Dan Brown ignited a world-wide controversy with his opening statement ... “FACT: All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents and secret rituals in the novel are accurate.” Is the novel really fact or fiction? Was Jesus really married to Mary Magdalene? Was she one of His disciples? Did they have a child together that became France’s royal bloodline? Did Catholic secret societies hide these and many other secrets about Jesus? Were famous people like Leonardo DaVinci and Sir Isaac Newton in on the secrets? Did Leonardo try to warn us through his painting of “The Last Supper”? Discover the answers. This docu-drama answers all the lingering questions and exposes all the deceptions in Dan Brown’s novel — through interviews with book au- thors and the world’s leading experts in theology, archeology, art history, philosophy and science. (120 min. - DVD) Item # DVD633 - $19.95 WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION ISRAEL’S BIBLE BLOC The Murderous Reign of Saddam Hussein Jews and Christians Are Marching Together in Jerusalem! Are You Ready for This? By Avi Lipkin This video documentary counters Avi Lipkin is building the “Bible the liberal claims of Michael Moore’s Bloc” political party in order to give Fahrenheit 911. It shows what Mr. the Christians who live in Israel a Moore failed to tell us. Namely, that voice in the Knesset. Their platform we should have rescued the people of comes from the two greatest com- Iraq from their brutal dictator. What our mandments, namely, “Love the Lord military did was the right thing to do. thy God” and “Love thy fellow as This video offers a balanced view thyself.” The party will have an even of the real Iraq, before, during and number of Jewish and Christian can- following the military involvement by didates who understand that “either the United States and its allies. It is an objective report on we hang together, or we hang sepa- Saddam Hussein, the butcher of Baghdad. This video is a rately.” This book covers the five deceptions of Islam, the “must see!” But, brace yourself. It is shocking and brutal. threat of socialism in Israel, and the threat of Globalism It pulls no punches! (DVD - 90 min.) in Israel. (194 pages) Item # DVD629 - $21.95 Item # B2605 - $14.95 Call our toll-free ORDER LINE 1-800-475-1111 and use your VISA, MasterCard, Discover Card, or American Express. Prophecy in the News 37
  • Visit our On-line Bookstore on the Internet - www.prophecyinthenews.com EXPANDED EDITION STRONG’S COMPLETE WORD STUDY CONCORDANCE Words of Christ in RED (Also comes with a CD-ROM software disc) Strong’s Concordance has been a basic tool for researching specific words and topics for over a century. AMG Publishers has added word studies into Strong’s dictionaries, giving you extended definitions of key Hebrew and Greek words. These amplified definitions are important advances for discovering the meanings of Greek and Hebrew words. This 2,421-page book contains a complete alphabetical listing of every word in the Bible; Strong’s complete Hebrew and Greek dictionary, orga- nized by Strong’s numbers, giving brief definitions or meanings; Portions of AMG’s giant Complete Word Study dictionaries for the Old and New Testa- ments give even deeper biblical meanings. The CD-software is designed for the PC Windows format, and contains Strong’s Concordance, a Bible Dictionary, and Torrey’s Topical Bible. (2,421 pages - hardback) Item # B2536 - $24.95 The Mysteries of the DEAD SEA SCROLLS A treasure unearthed over 60 years ago... Our journey discovers it in 60 minutes. This DVD video contains three seminar lectures: • Joel Lampe lectures on the Dead Sea Scrolls and tells why they remained in those caves undisturbed for 2,000 years. Learn what is happening to the 19,000 fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls. • Dr. Frank Seekins shows how ancient Hebrew letters and words can easily be understood by English-speaking people today. He demonstrates their fascinating word pictures — MOST ENTERTAINING! • Dr. Craig Lampe tells the story of the various languages into which the Bible was translated, resulting in our English Bible. (60 min.) Item # DVD632 - $19.95 plus S&H The Gates of Jerusalem St. John in Exile Narrated by Award-Winning Actor Richard Kiley Played by Award-Winning Actor Dean Jones Of the eight gates surrounding the Imprisoned, John, the last living dis- Old City, the Golden Gate is being faith- ciple of Jesus’ twelve, remains full of hu- fully watched by Christians, Muslims and mor, strong in spirit and obstinately spry. Jews. Millions around the world believe Through his eyes we re-live the moving it holds the key to the future. events in which Jesus Christ changed For the Jewish faithful the Golden Gate the course of human history. symbolizes the entry of their Messiah Emmy award-winning director, Dan and the beginning of the long-awaited Curtis (War and Remembrance) directs Messianic Age. For Christians, this gate ST. JOHN IN EXILE with great skill and promises the Second Coming of Christ. awesome power. For Muslims, the Golden Gate was sealed The author, Don Berrigan, is credited to keep the Jewish Messiah out. by the Arizona Republic as, “recapturing Richard Kiley takes you on a two-hour the roots of theater itself.” journey to see the history of each of the eight gates around the The original stage version was directed by Lory Basham-Jones. city, using historical footage and pictures that help you to re-live In this 92-minute stage production, John is played by actor, Dean four thousand years of Jerusalem’s history. (2 hours) Jones. It is magnificent! (92 minutes) VHS: Item # V623 - $19.95 or DVD: Item # DVD623 - $19.95 DVD: Item # DVD625 - $24.95 38 Prophecy in the News Call our toll-free ORDER LINE 1-800-475-1111 and use your VISA, MasterCard, Discover Card, or American Express.
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