Revelation Chapter 21:Eternity: New Heavens, New Earth and New Jerusalem
Where will you be in one million years? Stupid question? To most living in the world there is no perception of what an eternal existence means. Jesus in the Book of Revelation takes us to the window of eternity and peels back the curtain to give us a view of what "Eternity" is going to be like. As a believer in Jesus Christ, you can look forward to an Eternal existence in the presence of God, you will live in God's house, with the "Saints" and angels. In Revelation Chapter 21, Jesus, through John, expands the details of this existence. Jesus wants us to envision our future home, He wants us to invite everybody we know, with the time we have. This presentation cover Revelation Chapter 21:
Revelation Chapter 20: Part 2: The Millennium and the Great White Throne
In the Book of Revelation, God has revealed the future so you can live in anticipation of what is coming. Jesus in the New Testament presented the Kingdom of God. This kingdom was referred to in the Old Testament (Tanach), especially by the prophets Jeremiah, Isaiah,Daniel, Zechariah and others. This kingdom, according to the book of Revelation is 1000-years also known as the Millennium. Many Bible teachers and pastors reject the idea of a literal Millennium, doing so they must reject the literal message of Revelation and create their own. The following is Part II of a literal presentation on the Millennium as presented in scripture, from both the Old and New Testament perspective.
A Study of Psalm 83
If you want to understand what is going to happen in the Middle East, all you have to do is turn to Psalm 83. This Psalm was written by Asaph, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to reveal an event which is now being fulfilled. Asaph was Levite and prophet who composed 11 Psalms (Psalms 72-83) in the time of David (I Chronicles 6:39). Asaph wrote about a day in which all the surrounding nations would conspire with one mind to eliminate Israel from being a nation.
Why there needs to be a Third Temple?
This was the question asked recently:
“What is your support for the rebuilding of the Jewish temple in the tribulation I don't think there is one going to rebuild that temple.?”
First point to understand here is that the Scripture clearly teaches, before the “Second Coming” when Jesus returns in “Glory and Power” there will be a Third Temple on the Temple Mount site.
Let’s look at the scriptural and prophetic evidence for a Third Temple. In Matthew 24, Jesus talks about both the 2nd and 3rd Temples, he makes a distinction between both. The Second Temple existed in the time Jesus
Introduction to Chapter 3
In Nehemiah Chapter 2 Nehemiah prays and fasts for 4 months before coming before King Artaxerxes of Persia. Finally on Nisan 444 B.C., (March/April), he comes before the king and queen allowing them to see his depressed and mourning demeanor. The king seeing his sadness asks him to explain. Nehemiah then describes the reason for his sadness, the condition of Jerusalem, a city without walls and without gates. The king then asks Nehemiah, what he wants.
Reason 8: The Historicity of the Old Testament (Tanakh)
The Bible both Old and New Testament were written over a period of time covering more than 1500-years. From 1450 B.C, to almost 100 AD, the words of the Bible were written within the context of the historical events of the day. If the Bible is to be considered accurate and true, the events recorded in the Bible should correspond with the recorded historical events outside of the Bible.
Reason 7: The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Silver Scrolls
In 1947, near the Dead Sea in an area known as Qumran ancient Hebrew manuscripts were discovered that had been hidden for thousands of years. Prior to the discovery of these manuscripts, the oldest existing complete copies of the Old Testament were only dated to 1008 A.D., causing many to question the reliability scripture. At the site of Qumran, the community known as the Essenes were actively involved in the copy and transmission of scripture, before their destruction by the Romans in the first and second century. The Essenes hid their treasured manuscripts in caves to prevent their destruction by the Romans. Hidden away they would be discovered two-thousand years later.
What happens after you die?
This is the most important question you could ever ask yourself. The problem is most people wait until it’s too late. Lets look at Steven Jobs, the founder of Apple, he had the world in the palm of his hands, he developed one of the most profitable companies in history, his success is what people dream about. Yet, he died at the age 56, in the prime of his life. He attempted to use his wealth to save his life, he was one of only 20 people on the earth to have his
Truthnet.org top resources for any Bible student
1. A Study Bible:
A Study Bible is the most important resource for any Bible student or seeker trying to understand the Bible. A Study Bible will allow you to explore and learn more as you read, because it cross references other verses, supplies information about the verses, such as the historical and background events. A Study Bible will also provide timelines, and indepth background about the specific books of the Bible, including who wrote it, when it was written, where it fits in the timeline along with other books. Knowing that Ezra, Nehemiah, Zechariah, Haggai, Esther, and Malachi were written during the "Second Temple" period, helps you understand the context of the text.
Another example, Jeremiah, Daniel and Ezekiel all lived in Jerusalem at the same time, before the Babylonian invasion in 605 B.C.,is significant. It helps knowing why Daniel refers to Jeremiah (Daniel 9:1-2) and Ezekiel references Daniel (Ezekiel 28:3), a Study Bible will help you understand these points. ESV Study Bible example