Date: 07/01/2015 Issue Number: 324
Because most of us have been taught that the second coming of Christ will immediately solve all of our problems, we have not adequately prepared to overcome the opposition that will surely come.
The first major pattern of the establishment of the Kingdom is seen in Israel’s conquest of Canaan under Joshua. Notice that there was warfare before and after they crossed the Jordan. We have done much spiritual warfare prior to entering the Kingdom, but we have not yet seen what comes after we cross our own Jordan.…
Date: 06/01/2015 Issue Number: 323
The way that King Cyrus of Persia overthrew Babylon is the pattern for Christ’s overthrow of Mystery Babylon. Since we are fast approaching the time of Babylon’s overthrow today, it is important to understand the original pattern in order to be able to follow current events.
Alyattes, king of Lydia, ruled (from his capital city of Sardis) what is now the western half of Turkey.Lydiawas attacked by Cyaxartes of Media, and ultimately, the conflict ended with a treaty that was cemented by marriage. The Ly…
Date: 05/01/2015 Issue Number: 322
At the Passover conference in April 2015 we decreed the coronation of David/Christ/overcomers on the morning of the wave-sheaf offering, April 5.
This marked the completion of the transfer of authority from the beast systems of men to the saints of the Most High. We are now instructed to watch God as He begins to construct His government on earth. So I also taught about the 12 departments of Kingdom government that are suggested by the names of the 12 tribes of Israel.
Reuben = Dept. of Treasury and Commerce
Date: 04/01/2015 Issue Number: 321
As we approach the feast of Passover in April, we are making preparations as God moves to overthrow Mystery Babylon. This is comparable to Daniel preparing for the new regime as Babylon fell to the Medes and Persians in 537 B.C.
The main difference this time around is that Daniel could only anticipate the second beast empire to take power, whereas we now live at a time when the final beast has completed its rule. We anticipate the Stone Kingdom, which is the Kingdom of God.
Hence, our preparations are happier tha…
Date: 03/01/2015 Issue Number: 320
In September of 2013, I began to write a commentary on Luke’s gospel. On February 16, 2015 I finished the final book in the series. Because the overall series title was Dr. Luke: Repairing the Breaches, it occurred to me that we had actually been doing breach repair work since 2011.
This work is now completed after 3½ years (1260 days).
Operation Jericho: 2011
Some of you may recall that a man in Minneapolis felt the call to do a Jericho march around the Interstate Loop around St. Paul and Minneap…
Date: 02/01/2015 Issue Number: 319
The Last Supper that Jesus shared with His disciples was a traditional Hagigah, a pre-Passover festivity with family and friends that was often held a day or two before the feast. Luke 22:7 says,
7 Then came [i.e., “came near”] the first day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.
This does not mean that this day had actually arrived, but that it was drawing near. The Passover lamb was sacrificed on the afternoon of Abib 14 (also called alternately, Nisan 14) before the fi…
Date: 01/01/2015 Issue Number: 318
On March 18, 2014, in the wake of the Ukraine crisis and the Crimean vote to rejoin Russia, The Times of Israel published a parody on its opinion page based on the fact that most Israeli people—mostly from Eastern Europe—are descended from the Khazars, rather than from Abraham.
The basic facts, of course, were correct. The parody was in their use of the facts, reporting Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to be interested in “reverse Zionism,” that is, resettling Jews in the Ukraine and Crimea…
Date: 12/01/2014 Issue Number: 317
In April and May of 2014, I gave a detailed study of prophecy regarding the long-term dominion of the “beast” nations of the world. In FFI #309 for April, I shared the prophecy from Isaiah 44 and 45 regarding King Cyrus and how God would use him as a “messiah” to overthrow Babylon and to rebuild Jerusalem.
In FFI #310 for May, I showed how these world empires were given rulership for 2,520 years (“seven times”), beginning in 607 B.C. when God raised up Nebuchadnezzar of Babylo…
Date: 11/01/2014 Issue Number: 316
The Apostle Paul recognized two covenants in the story of Abraham. He wrote in Gal. 4:22-26,
22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondwoman and one by the free woman. 23 But the son by the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and the son by the free woman through the promise. 24 This is allegorically speaking; for these women are two covenants, one proceeding from Mount Sinai bearing children who are to be slaves; she is Hagar. 25 Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds…
Date: 10/01/2014 Issue Number: 315
Under the Old Covenant, people understood that the Messiah would come just once, even though the law prophesied many times of two comings of Christ. As I explained in The Laws of the Second Coming, the two doves in Leviticus 14 and the two goats in Leviticus 16 prophesied of two comings of Christ, each having its own distinct purpose.
Likewise, the two occasions in which the law was given hint of two comings of Christ. The law was given in Exodus 20 under the Old Covenant, but that law was broken. It was given a s…
Date: 09/01/2014 Issue Number: 314
“Antichrist” is a word used only by one biblical writer. John writes of antichrist five times in two of his epistles. One of these times he writes it as a plural, “antichrists” and another time he refers to “the spirit of antichrist.” John seems to speak of antichrist as an end-time individual, but also as a group of people (“antichrists”) who have “the spirit of antichrist.” But since John himself defines the term for us, let us read 1 John 2:18-23,
Date: 08/01/2014 Issue Number: 313
I have long believed that we would see the emergence of the Kingdom in this present Jubilee cycle (1986-2035). The 120th Jubilee from Adam began in 1986, and the number 120 indicates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Likewise, 1993 was an important date, because it was the end of the Pentecostal Age. The (Saul) church reigned 40 Jubilees, even as King Saul, who was crowned on the day of Pentecost (i.e., “wheat harvest”) reigned 40 years.
The Jubilee cycle is 49 years, or seven Sabbaths, the next …