Richard Ritenbaugh, recounting a deadly firefight in Afghanistan, focuses on parajumper Jason Cunningham's heroism during rescue mission. Cunningham bravely exposed himself through enemy lines seven times. He is said to have lived his entire life preparing for that day. Jesus Christ, too, lived His entire life preparing for His …
The Millennium or God's rest will be an exceedingly busy time, a time when all of humanity will be converted, a time everybody will be on the same trek.
Rather than representing Russia and China, Gog of Magog may be a demon who will be driving the Beast and those who have accepted the mark of the Beast.
Martin Collins contrasts the corrupt, perverse judgment meted out in human courts with the equitable, patient, and forbearing judgment of God Almighty. God's judgment on His called out ones has already begun (I Peter 4:17) and comes in incremental stages, somewhat like a divine installment plan. As God's spiritual offspring (or …
The world will learn that God judges—that He has the ultimate decision over everything. After Satan is bound, God will bring about seven reconcilements.
Fearing God is equated with obeying or complying with God's instructions, voluntarily measuring all our thoughts and behavior against His Law.
Valuable lessons may be learned when we observe the feasts God's way, but they would get lost if we tried to apply to them what we believe are good ideas.
In this sermon, Charles Whitaker focuses on the marvelous opportunities for young people in God's church who find themselves on the threshold of God's Millennium, a time population growth will take place in abundant prosperity brought about by creative God-inspired technology, refashioning and terraforming the entire eco-system. …
The Feast of Tabernacles is a type of the Millennium, when Christ will set up His government on the earth. Real peace and prosperity will be the norm.
Rehearsing the significance of the Last Great Day, John Reid encourages us to feel encouraged and inspired as we return to our homes and jobs, realizing that our involvement in the Kingdom of God will in no way be passive, but extremely active, serving, caring for, and teaching the billions that will be resurrected within the …
Isaiah's apocalypse resembles Exodus, as both begin with a narration of God's judgment on sinners and then move to a description of God's continuing work.
Have you ever considered what it will be like right after Christ returns? What will you do, as a king, to help and govern the people placed under you?
The Eighth Day (or Last Great Day) is a separate festival from the Feast of Tabernacles, which can only derive its significance in the New Testament.
Richard Ritenbaugh, referring to the caption, "The End," suggests that "The End" may also fill our minds with prophetic symbolism at the end of the age. Noah's flood was an end, the temple's destruction was an end, Christ's second coming will be an end, and the Last Great Day will be an end as well as a …
John Reid, reflecting on the derelict shadow population of the LA warehouse district, observes that amidst abundant wealth, pockets of poverty also co-exist. As modern Israel, we still suffer the consequences of ancient Israel's request to have a king like every other nation, and to adopt political and economic systems like …
Wiping out terrorists may seem clear-headed, but our viewpoint must be based on Micah 4:1-7, which describes a time when swords will be beaten into plowshares.
The Sabbath is an antidote to the weariness we experience. It recalls God's pausing after completing His physical creation, focusing on the spiritual creation.
What is in store for the nations of Israel? Is their future promising or bleak—or both? This article concludes a three-part series on the people of Israel.
John Reid, focusing on the topic of hope, a joyful and contented expectation of salvation or fulfillment, observes that modern Israel has very little hope, wasted by diseases of sexual promiscuity, a failed economy, and a lost industrial base. Israel has drifted into immorality and God has pulled them from their consequences, …
In this preview of the Millennium, Richard Ritenbaugh cautions that the Wonderful World Tomorrow is not something that is going to happen because of an instantaneous miracle. God takes His time to produce both physical and spiritual changes. Because of the massive destruction at the close of the age, the survivors under God's …
God does not like to inflict punishment on people, but because of sin, He is obligated to correct. But as quickly as God punishes, God restores and heals.
The basics of the Feast of Tabernacles consist of a harvest image, depicting a massive number of people coming to the truth. The journey depicts a time of judgment.
Unless we humbly submit before God, all of His efforts go for naught. God will not give His Spirit to those who will not obey Him.
Looking at death as 'gain,' Jesus Christ and Paul calmly looked upon death as a natural part of life, as a transition to a better life in the resurrection.
The prevailing view is that at the end time, God will judge between the righteous and unrighteous, consigning each to heaven or hell, an idea from paganism.
The Millennium will come about because Jesus Christ is faithful to rescue mankind from its own stupidity, putting an end to sin and rebellion.
We must fill our lives with peace, repenting, changing our attitude, and voluntarily yielding to God before we can produce the fruits of righteousness.
Zephaniah has messages for the remnant of physical Israel, the house of David, and for the faithful remnant from the Israel of God.
John Ritenbaugh focuses upon the topic of the resurrection of the dead (and the capacity of the earth to sustain the combined populations of all who have ever lived), examining pertinent scriptures on the resurrections. The scriptures suggest that massive land reclamation and landscaping efforts (coupled with dramatic climate …
Biblically, the third day carries much historic and prophetic significance.
The Great Tribulation is the ultimate dystopia. The return of Christ will avenge all the crimes committed against God's people, as God's Kingdom is restored.
In Exodus 19, there are 12 parallels with Christ's dramatic return illustrated in Matthew 24. All of these events will culminate in a blast of a trumpet.
Martin Collins observes that as long as humans have an insatiable lust for power and control, there will never be peace on earth. Sectarian violence and parochial wrangling will perpetuate violence and struggle. God has initiated the process of destroying the enmity between God and man, and between man and man (i.e. Jew and …
We each have an eternal responsibility to do the will of God, continually seeking Him. Those who do not choose God's way of life will be mercifully put to death.
John Reid, reflecting upon the plethora of stresses in today's society, observes that the saints are being incrementally worn down by evil societal pressures. Perversions are looked upon as the norm and morality as the perversion. The Feast of Tabernacles gives us hope that all of this filthy perversion will be destroyed, making …
One of God's roles is as Judge, and His judgments are eternally binding. But what does this mean? Who is judged? How? When? For what?
Richard Ritenbaugh, after pointing to some recent miraculous interventions of God on behalf of America, warns people not to conclude that God tacitly approves or condones the American way of doing things. God does not endorse the American system any more than any other system not based on God's Laws. The Millennium will not …
God can take satisfaction that He is doing the right thing, and thus His rejoicing can even come from painful judgments. Sarcificing and rejoicing are linked.
The promise given to Abraham was actually the Gospel, extending God's blessing to his family and all the nations — eternal promises of land and people.
The fall holy days picture various judgments by God, bringing about liberty, reconciliation, regathering, and restoration.
Father's Day is a time we honor our human fathers, but a time is coming when our ultimate Father in heaven will be honored for eternity.
After the Tribulation, God promises to restore Israel to the promised land where she will have a chance to learn and live God's truth in the Millennium.
John Ritenbaugh, reminding us that God has chosen the weak and base things to confound the wise (I Corinthians 1:26), suggests that many of those currently holding governmental power are exponentially wiser than God's called-out ones in terms of technological expertise. Yet, they are total failures when it comes to stopping …
Our calling to be a holy one - to be a saint - is our real vocation. We must continually evaluate everything through the lens of being set apart for holiness.
Just where do true Christians go after they die? What is their reward? Where is their reward? The Bible reveals some surprising truths.
After Christ's return, famine will be the penalty for not keeping His Feast of Tabernacles. God will establish conditions in which famine will never occur again.
The primary function of a priest is to assist people in accessing God so that there can be unity with God. A priest is a bridge-builder between man and God.