The early blueprint for Christianity was “… all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.” (Acts 2:44,45) Christianity in today’s world is a far cry from those early days when everyone that believed truly believed in the same Jesus and all that believed were together in this, they were together in Jesus and they truly had all things common. They also took out the class system by selling their possessions and goods and parted them to all men as every man had need. Continue reading
Jesus said, or as good as said, we will one day be like the angels in heaven, He said that the angels in heaven are neither married or are given in marriage. He spoke these words to the Sadducees who asked Him what you might call a very interesting question “Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brethren. Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue (no children), left his wife unto his brother: Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. And last of all the woman died also. Therefore in the resurrection who’s wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.” Matthew 22:24-30. Continue reading
In the book of Revelation, it talks about a hundred and forty and four thousand of the tribes of the children of Israel. There were twelve tribes in the children of Israel and from each of these twelve tribes there were twelve thousand that received the seal of God upon their foreheads. People throughout time have wondered who these hundred and forty and four thousand are. It makes it completely clear in the book of Revelation that they come from the children of Israel because it lists the specific names of the tribes that each twelve thousand come from as it says, “Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.” And so on… Continue reading
A lot of people find Daniel 11 very heavy reading, the real truth is that every word spoken here in Daniel 11 was spoken via an angel, this angel had such a powerful message to deliver here to both Daniel and mankind that Daniel found himself literally without strength, he was so literally without strength that he could barely even speak and so the angel strengthened him and told him that the message was for the time of the end. In a further conversation he told Daniel that the words of this prophecy would be somewhat sealed up, to add to this Jesus Himself tells us all to look into the prophecies of Daniel concerning the time of the end. Seeing as we have Jesus telling us to look into these prophecies then surely if we look into these prophecies then Jesus Himself will tell us what these things mean. God willing, let him that readeth (or listens) understand.
“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)
1. The Basic Gist of the Eagle Analogy
The first thing you need to know about eagles so you can fully understand what the basic gist of this analogy is all about is exactly how they are able to fly, with most of it being on how they are able to soar without actually flapping their wings. I am sure most of you have seen videos and documentaries of eagles being caught on video soaring high up in the sky without actually flapping their wings. Their wings are spread straight out and they are literally soaring with perfect ease on the wind currents. Eagles are born with big and heavy wings, and part of the survival mechanism they are born with is that they have to learn how to fly without actually flapping their big wings. They have to learn how to do this in order to conserve energy. Eagles can literally die if they expend too much energy flapping their wings during flight versus soaring without flapping their wings. Continue reading