The attributes of the 144,000 in Revelation 7 and 14 are found in prophecies of Israel, indicating that a humbled remnant of Israel will turn to God.
No matter how scattered Israel is, God will not lose the smallest grain. Using Jerusalem as a reference point, Israel dispersed north and west into Europe.
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.
God employs a winnowing process in selecting those who will enter the Millennium. The process includes punishment for Israel's failure to serve as priests.
During Jacob's Trouble, a confederacy of gentile peoples (particularly the offspring of Ishmael and Esau) will destroy the nations of modern-day Israel.
Paul poses two questions in Romans 11: Has God discarded Israel for all time? Will God graft physical Israel into the Covenant people of Abraham?
David Grabbe, reminding us that a major focus of John the Baptist's ministry was a call to repentance and turning to righteousness, a focus that Jesus Christ and the Apostle Paul reinforced and magnified. Curiously, in main-stream Protestantism, repentance has fallen out of favor and has been replaced by cheap 'grace.' The Law …
Repentance has fallen out of favor in mainstream Christianity, yet neither genuine baptism nor remission of sins can occur until the individual repents.
At some point in the near future, the modern descendants of Israel will learn of their true identity—and have to face the consequences of that knowledge.
John Reid, asking the perennial question "Why are we here?" explains the significance of temporary dwellings, rejoicing before God, and learning to fear God and faithfully keep His law. Ezra and Nehemiah commanded the people to dwell in temporary booths, listening to instruction from God's law for seven days, depicting …
John Ritenbaugh, suggesting that while Passover, not really a Holy Day, is inextricably bound to the Days of Unleavened Bread, and the Last Great Day, while a Holy Day, is bound inextricably to the Feast of Tabernacles. The Last Great Day is the capstone of God's plan, a time billions of people will be glorified and burdens will …
After reconciliation, there can finally be a meeting of minds as we are fashioned into a new creation, invited to sit in heavenly places, created for good works.
The cycles of Israel's history—idolatry, subjugation, repentance, deliverance—give us a pattern for understanding the present scattered condition of the church.
There is an aspect of God's goodness that is rarely associated with goodness. As surprising as it may seem, God's goodness can be feared! Martin Collins explains why this is so.
Martin Collins, reminding us that Hosea has sometimes been referred to as the deathbed prophet of Israel, nevertheless assures us that the end of the book is filled with hope and a happy conclusion. Before the inspiring conclusion of the Book, Hosea forecasts the tragic death of Israel, providing a kind of gruesome autopsy in …
Daniel's efficacy in prayer resulted in his view of God's omnipotence and absolute sovereignty. God has a timetable in world history.
Both Israel and Judah during Hosea's time adopted paganism from the surrounding nations. Syncretistic religion blends paganism and Christianity.
John Ritenbaugh reiterates that the false religions embraced by the descendants of Jacob are not preparing God's people for the harsh punishment God will surely bring to modern Israel. Amos indicts rampant dishonest practices in modern Israel, placing dishonest gain above honesty, morality, or ethics, and arrogantly and …