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 …
Date: 07/01/2014 Issue Number: 312
Our June issue was about our three conscious minds:
Brain: the mind of the body (flesh)
Carnal mind: the mind of the soul
Spiritual mind: the mind of the spirit
This current FFI will focus on the spiritual mind that is filled with the Holy Spirit. This study is taken primarily from Luke 11, where Jesus talks about the Holy Spirit. However, to understand the context, we have to see that chapter in the general flow of Luke’s narrative.
In Luke 6:20-23, we are given a shortened list of the Beatitudes, wher…
Date: 06/01/2014 Issue Number: 311
It seems that most people are of the opinion that they have just one mind. Unless, of course, they are schizophrenic. The probable reason behind this strange opinion is that the soulish mind is selfish and likes to think of itself as “the one and only” mind.
But move over, O my soul. Make room for two others.
We are a tripartite being that consists of spirit, soul, and body. Each of these parts has a mind, a consciousness, with varying abilities to think and to be aware.
The brain is the mind of the …
Date: 05/01/2014 Issue Number: 310
In the progression of the Kingdom since the creation, we ought to know about the changes that God has made over the years, particularly at specific points in history.
Men have tried to explain these changes in various ways. The popular theory today was developed in the 1800’s by those who divided history into “dispensations.” Personally, I divide time according to the pattern of Israel’s feast days:
Pre-feast times: Adam to Moses
Passover Age: Moses to Christ
Pentecost Age: Christ to ful…
Date: 04/01/2014 Issue Number: 309
Daniel 5 is the prophet’s account of the night that Babylon fell to the Medes and Persians. These events also set the pattern for a future event, the fall of Mystery Babylon, as described in Revelation 17 and 18. Since we are now living in the time of this latter-day event, it will be of great help to us if we understand the original pattern that was set in the days of the prophet Daniel.
Such understanding will also help to remove our fear of present circumstances, especially when Mystery Babylon seems to b…
Date: 03/01/2014 Issue Number: 308
For the past few years we have taught about the two-part ministry of Christ depicted in Moses/Joshua and in Elijah/Elisha.
Our revelation began in earnest in late 2008 and early 2009 in the aftermath of the Elijah revelation that we received at our Tabernacles conference in Hilo, Hawaii in September of 2007.
The foundational revelation was about the birth of “Elijah” (that is, the Elijah ministry). Further revelation showed that it was more than Elijah; it was really Elisha. And yet the revelation inc…
Date: 02/01/2014 Issue Number: 307
In Micah 6:16 the prophet laments over Israel because the “the statutes of Omri” had replaced the law of God. King Omri was one of Israel’s most powerful monarchs in Israel’s history. The prophet comments on this in terms of the law of gleanings in Micah 7:1 and 2,
1 Woe is me! For I am like the fruit pickers and the grape gatherers [olelah, “gleaners”]. There is not a cluster of grapes to eat, or a first-ripe fig which I crave. 2 The godly person has perished from the land, and…
Date: 01/01/2014 Issue Number: 306
The Year of the Open Door began on Rosh Hoshana, September 5, 2013. But as most of you know, there is also a Prophetic Year which starts soon after the Feast of Tabernacles, usually in the first half of November.
This prophetic year reaches its culmination at the Feast of Tabernacles and has to do with what God is doing and revealing from year to year. Each Prophetic Year begins with two periods of cleansing (76 x 2 days), followed by the sequence of feast days from Passover to Tabernacles.
The Prophetic Year 2…
Date: 12/01/2013 Issue Number: 305
On November 6, Darla and I went on a mission trip to the Philippines. The revelation was incredible.
The revelation continues to unfold daily in regard to the importance of the Philippines in the divine plan and its relationship to the “kings of the east” (Rev. 16:12), whom God has raised up to overthrow Mystery Babylon.
Momentous events are about to occur on many levels, and some of the most important events, both economic and spiritual, are centered in the Philippines. Today’s “Cyrus, Hi…
Date: 11/01/2013 Issue Number: 304
Luke is the 42nd book of the Bible. Israel had 41 camps under Moses prior to crossing the Jordan, and the 42nd camp was in the plains of Jericho under Joshua, a type of Christ. Luke, then, gives us the prophetic fulfillment, likening John the Baptist to Moses and Jesus to Joshua.
Luke 1:5 says,
5 In the days of Herod [“The Great”], king of Judea, there was a certain priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah; and he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.
The story …
Date: 10/01/2013 Issue Number: 303
In Daniel 7 the prophet had a long-term revelation of the time of tribulation for both Israel and Judah. As you may recall, Daniel was part of the captivity of Judah and was a trusted official in the Babylonian government. Jeremiah had already prophesied that the Babylonian captivity would last 70 years (Jer. 25:11). Daniel’s revelation put this into context, showing that Babylon was only the first of four major empires that would rule Jerusalem in succession.
The Four Empires
Daniel saw these empir…