Prophecy in the NT – 3rd Principle: The King and His People Are One

  Prophecies which apply to Israel apply equally to Israel's King, and vice-versa. Yeshua redeems Israel's history. Some years ago, I had dinner with an Israeli friend of the family. He wasn't Messianic. Heck, some days he wasn't even sure if he believed in the God of Jacob. Nevertheless, he had a vast collection of rabbinic …

Raised for War, Part 4: The Deliverer Comes

I will raise them up a prophet from among their brothers, like you; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him.  It shall happen, that whoever will not listen to my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require …

Raised for War: Part 2 – From Innocence to Bondage

I was alive apart from the law once, but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. - Romans 7:9 But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, confined for the faith which should afterwards be revealed.  So that the law has become our tutor to bring us to Messiah, …

Egypt’s Dossier, Part 8: Ezekiel 29:17-20

Okay, okay, it's been far too long since I continued with this.  Here we go with one of the more difficult prophetic passages--at least from an apologetics standpoint: Ezk. 29:17-20 - It came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month, in the first day of the month, the word of the LORD …

Egypt’s Dossier, Part 7: Ezekiel 29:9b-16 and 21

Eze 29:9b   Because he has said, ‘The river is mine, and I have made it;’ 10 therefore, behold, I am against you, and against your rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt an utter waste and desolation, from the tower of Seveneh even to the border of Ethiopia. 11 No foot of …

Egypt’s Dossier, Part 5: Outlining Ezekiel 29-30

Ezekiel 29 is a very difficult passage of Scripture to unravel, in part because the chapter divisions are so wonky in comparison to the text.  Verses 1-16 were given, "In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth of the month," or winter of 587 BCE.  Verses 17-21, on the other hand, were …

Egypt’s Dossier, Part 4: Introduction to Ezekiel

With Israel coming under pressure on its southern border by an Egyptian military that wants to rearm the Sinai and cease oil shipments to the Jewish nation, the Al Quds Brigades, Islamic Jihad's armed wing, has apparently decided that the time is right to re-initiate the violence, possibly in hopes of provoking an Egyptian response …