The Duality of Prophecy

'Prophecy Watch' by Earl L. Henn (1934-1997)

If we really want to understand prophecy, we must understand that many prophecies have a type and an antitype, a former fulfillment and a latter one.


The Teaching of Jesus and Prophecy

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The teaching of Jesus is the key to Revelation. The Olivet Prophecy (the testimony of Jesus) in Matthew 24 unlocks the meaning of the seals in Revelation.


This Generation Shall Not Pass

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The World War II generation witnessed the horror of nuclear war and therefore begins the time of 'if time were not cut short, no flesh would be saved alive.'


How Many Wars?

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Jesus tells us not to be troubled about the wars and rumors of wars, for they are like false labor pains. We are now at the beginning of sorrows.


Are These the Last Days? (Part 1)

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Are we really so certain these are the last days? How can we know for sure? What does the Bible give as evidence that the last days are here?


What Does 'One Taken, the Other Left' Mean (Matthew 24:40-41)?

Bible Questions & Answers

At Christ's return, a separation will take place between the righteous and the wicked. However, a secret rapture is nowhere contemplated in Scripture.


Trumpets: Soon To Be Fulfilled?

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The attitudes of II Timothy 3:1-5 are rampant now and should give us the urgent incentive to repent and overcome, preparing for Jesus Christ's return.


Not One Stone Upon Another

Sermonette by Levi W. Graham

We, as God's spiritual Temple, will be a stumbling block and rock of offense to the world, leading to untimely martyrdom for many.


Where the Eagles Are Gathered

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

The Olivet Prophecy foretells a gathering of eagles or vultures in anticipation of God's judgment. Will they mistake us for the nearly-dead?


The End Is Not Yet

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We must make sure that our understanding and interpretation of natural disasters and heavenly spectacles align with what the Bible says about them.


Watch What?

'Prophecy Watch' by Pat Higgins

Jesus does not specify in so many words what we are to watch. The evidence points to the fact that watching has everything to do with spiritual preparation.


The Fall of Jerusalem and the Coming of the Son of Man

Sermonette by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

The formula 'the coming of the Son of Man' is code for 'the Day of the Lord.' The formula does not refer to the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD, but the days ahead.


Why Isn't Harold Camping Right?

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Many are woefully ignorant biblically. Christ warned that no one will know the day or hour of His return, and that many will try to deceive about this event.


'Behold, He is Coming with Clouds'

'Prophecy Watch' by David C. Grabbe

The passages that describe Christ's return in power and glory contain the same detail: that He will come in, on, or with clouds. Here is the significance.


Do You Recognize This Man? (Part Five)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

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.


The Appointed Time of the Resurrection

Sermonette by Clyde Finklea

The time of Christ's return appears to be soon in the light of recent events. Watch for the gathering of armies around the future capital of the world.


Matthew 24:34: 'This Generation'

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Preterists hang their entire philosophy on the interpretation (or misinterpretation) of 'this generation' in Matthew 24:34. Here is what it means.


Land of Milk and Honey

Sermonette by Ronny H. Graham

Jesus Christ will accomplish what no politician has ever been able to accomplish, to drain the putrid corrupt swamps of all failed man-made government.


The Love of Christ

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Only with the help of God's Holy Spirit are we able to fathom the dimensions of width, breadth, length, and depth of Jesus Christ's and the Father's love.


Where the Eagles Are Gathered

'Prophecy Watch' by David C. Grabbe

Jesus' statement that 'Wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together' is a warning that He will judge those who resist Him.


Coming to Know Him

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

When the fulfillment of the Feast of Trumpets occurs, we will see God directly when Jesus Christ returns, an event which will get everyone's attention.


How Long, O Lord? (1994)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The references to trumpets suggest an announcement of a specific event or an alarm of what is to follow. Typically, the events themselves are figurative trumpet blasts.


Enduring to the End

Sermonette by Ryan McClure

The tearful goodbyes at the close of the Feast of Tabernacles often lead to a kind of post-Feast blues. Contemplating the soon-coming Satanic festivals of Halloween, Christmas and New Year's takes the edge off the Feast—and by the time Passover comes, Easter too will be at the door! We have come to the place where some of …


The Book of Daniel (Part Eight)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Several types of the abomination of desolation have occurred in history, including the desecration of the temple by Antiochus Epiphanes and the Roman legions.


The Days of Noah

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Before the flood, Satan had attempted to corrupt mankind, probably through massive demonic possession. The same demonic threat will occur at the end-time.


The Handwriting Is on The Wall (2003)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, focusing upon Paul's admonition about the night being far spent, warns us to make careful and judicious use of our time in anticipating the return of Jesus Christ. The death and destruction forecast by Christ would come from the hands of man, rather than from God. More pieces of this prophetic puzzle are …


Christ's Second Coming

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Feast of Trumpets memorializes God's deliverance of Israel beginning with Joseph, and looks forward to Christ's return when God will deliver His people.


A Government to Fear (Part Four): Apathy

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Americans are apathetic to religion, politics, morality, and civic responsibility, while devoted to hedonism, sports, entertainment, and narcissism.


Death, or Not A Hair of Your Head?

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Our challenge in the wake of the terrible things we witness now is to retain confidence that God is in control, even though our faith will be sorely tested.


Shock and Awe - and Speed

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The world will experience the ultimate 'shock and awe campaign' at the second coming of Christ. When these events start, they will occur at meteoric speed.


A Place of Safety? (Part 1)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

God has the ability to protect and save in a variety of methods. The Scriptures reveal various purposes for intervention, protection, and prudent escape.


Intensity is Increasing: Are You Listening?

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

It is far more important for God's called-out ones to be ready than to know the time of Christ's return, an event to which even He is not privy.


Matthew (Part Thirty)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

The events in Matthew 24 parallel the six seals of Revelation 6 and the seventh seal of Revelation 7, showing a definite chronological progression.


God and Reality

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

What God puts us through is designed to reveal reality to us. Accepting His doctrine without looking for loopholes will keep us true.


The Beginning of Sorrows

Sermon by Clyde Finklea

The "last days" began with Christ's resurrection, when Satan was formally deposed as ruler of earth. God made His kingdom available at that time.


Let No One Deceive You

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Increasing knowledge and other modern factors lend themselves to deception, yet this is one of the primary end-time trends that Jesus warns us against.


The Four Horsemen (Part One): In the Saddle?

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are a terrifying image of impending doom. The hoofbeats of these fearsome figures can already be heard on the earth!


A Place of Safety? (Part 5)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Obsessing about the Place of Safety is a sure way to disqualify oneself from it. God calls some faithful, zealous ones for martyrdom during the Tribulation.


Jihad in Our Streets

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The spirit of jihad has jumped its bounds, eagerly infecting a generation of deluded, mis-educated American youth to take to the streets in a new holy war.


The Sixth Seal and Israel

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

Each depiction of the Sixth Seal also shows God's involvement with physical Israelites. John's vision precedes a glimpse of 144,000 of the tribes of Israel.


Places of Safety (Part One)

Sermonette by Ryan McClure

God see His Holy Days (include the weekly Sabbath) as typical places of safety. Such occasions foreshadow a time when the wolf and lamb dwell together.


The Beast and Babylon (Part One)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Europe is not uniting as we once thought it would. How does this affect our interpretation of the prophecies?


Hope to the End (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The church must forcefully deal with the overwhelming feeling of hopelessness or it too will succumb to the terrifying vortex of despair.


A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

Sermon by David F. Maas

David Maas, noticing a recurring theme this past month in messages throughout the greater Church of God, a theme concerning the differences between the faithful and evil servants in the last verses of the Olivet prophecy, focuses on imagery from the Earnest Hemmingway short story, "A Clean, Well-lighted Place," …


Matthew (Part Twenty-Two)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh