Paul's point was that God's promise was to Abraham "and to your Seed", whom Paul said was Christ. The “inheritance” is what was promised. And that “inheritance” is the permanent possession of the Land. According to Paul, the Law, which provided a temporary and conditional possession of the land, cannot overturn the unconditional promise of the inheritance given to Abraham. Since Christ is the ‘Seed’ to whom the inheritance was promised, and since Christ had not yet come when Joshua led the Israelites into the Land under the Mosaic Covenant, it is obvious that the Abrahamic Covenant was NOT fulfilled in Joshua's day. It could not be fulfilled without Christ.
Genesis 15:18-21 18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, 20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, 21 … Continue reading God will Keep His Promise to Abraham about the Permanent Land Inheritance
Christian writers throughout history have recognized an underlying theme in the Scriptures, that Jewish wedding customs form a pattern for the redemption of mankind. This is rather hard to miss, particularly when both Paul and John refer specifically to the “Bride” of Christ. But only recently have the Jewish wedding customs been used within the … Continue reading Jewish Wedding Customs and the Rapture
The Importance of the Olivet Discourse The Olivet Discourse, contained in Matthew 24 and Mark 13, is the most straightforward and important teaching regarding the end of the age found anywhere in Scripture. It is the cornerstone of all New Testament eschatology. New Testament writers referred to this discourse repeatedly, and based their eschatology on … Continue reading The Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24 and Mark 13
750 BC* Isaiah prophesied that Cyrus would release Israel to return to Jerusalem (Isaiah 44:28)721 BCAssyria exiles Israel under Sennacherib626–539 BCBabylonian Empire606 BC The first deportation of Jewish captives to Babylon, Daniel taken to Babylon606–536 BC70 years in which the Jewish captives were in Babylon600 BC* Jeremiah prophesied that the captivity in Babylon would last for 70 years … Continue reading Dates Related to the Book of Daniel and the End Times
Introduction Nearly one third of the verses in the book of Revelation contain a prediction. Between them, some fifty-six separate events are foretold. Exactly half of these are in plain language and the other half are in symbolic picture form. Most of them occur after Chapter 4, which opens with a marked change in perspective … Continue reading Preterist, Historicist, Idealist and Futurist Views of Bible Prophecy
Many Christians believe the subject of the end-times to be an insurmountable mountain far too high and complicated to climb. As a result, many simply entrust their beliefs regarding the end-times to their pastor or various “prophecy experts”. Certainly, the Lord has given some to function as teachers within the Body of Christ to help … Continue reading Rules on How Understand the Subject of End-Times
Some have tried to malign premillennialism (Christ’s second coming will occur prior to His millennial kingdom) by suggesting that it is a relatively novel development of recent times. That it is not a view which finds support among the early Church. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, in the earliest church, prior to … Continue reading How Did the Early Church View the Millennial (1000) Kingdom?
So, when Jesus comes from heaven with a shout and the trumpet of God sounds then the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then the saints that are alive when Jesus comes back will caught up (Raptured) together with the saints who were in the clouds already.
The above graphic Seventy Weeks Prophecy Daniel 9:24-27 is the traditional view of the 70 weeks which says that the 70 weeks equals 490 years. For most of my Christian life, I have accepted the unanimous chorus of conservative Christian chronologists, including Ussher, that the 70 weeks of Daniel 9 total 490 years, and that … Continue reading Daniel’s 70 Weeks