How to read Revelation and apocalyptic literature – Ezekiel 38 & 39, Part 2

When you think of that word apocalyptic, what comes to mind?   The Apocalypse!  The end of the world, right?  A massive destructive event in which most or all people die.  In our day and age, we think of something like a full-scale nuclear war.  Or we think of a giant asteroid smashing into the earth,Continue reading “How to read Revelation and apocalyptic literature – Ezekiel 38 & 39, Part 2”

Do you long for heaven? – Ezekiel 34, Preview

When you think of heaven, what images come to mind?  Maybe a long line of people waiting to get in?  Or do you think of pearly gates connecting jewel-encrusted walls, a castle, golden streets, and angels?  Maybe bright light filling the sky over green rolling hills?  Sometimes we think of mansions.  Maybe meetings with JesusContinue reading “Do you long for heaven? – Ezekiel 34, Preview”

Are we living in the “last times”? – Jude 17-25, Part 1

Have you ever been in a gathering or meeting where someone is talking, and you think to yourself, “I don’t know what this guy is talking about”?  You’re hearing his words, but you’re not understanding him.  Maybe he’s using jargon you’re not really familiar with.  But here’s the thing, no one in the group listeningContinue reading “Are we living in the “last times”? – Jude 17-25, Part 1″

Feeling fine about the end of the world

The end is near! Remember the predictions of the end of the world that we’ve had in recent years? There was the mayhem of January 31st, 1999.  Even if the apocalypse didn’t hit the earth when the clock struck midnight (and of course that was going to be in the Eastern time zone!), remember theContinue reading “Feeling fine about the end of the world”