Wolves in a sheep’s cloak

Wolves and sheep are linked in the Bible to prophets, true or false. Charles T. Russell was the founder of what was later known as Bible Students Movement. After his death, Jehovah Witnesses developed from that root. Russell claimed to be guided by the Lord in the understanding of the Bible truth. In Zion’s Watch Tower 1906 July 15 pp.230, 234, he wrote: “No, the truths I present, as God’s mouthpiece, were not revealed in visions or dreams,[…]

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Daniel’s portrait of a final king

Daniel’s prophecy is no picnic. There is no point in trying to conceal this: the Bible puts forward a number of passages rather difficult to understand and, for a large part of the readers, even to accept. Consequently, sometimes you have to strive a great deal for reaching comprehension. This is a necessary effort you have to do, as suggested in the book of Proverbs. “If you keep seeking for [understanding] as for silver, and as[…]

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Armageddon

Daniel relates an account attributed to the second year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign, in which the king dreams of a huge image made of various materials such as gold, silver, bronze, iron, and clay. The prophet Daniel tells the king God’s interpretation. It stands for the rise and fall of different major world powers starting with Nebuchadnezzar’s own as the golden head. Toes representing 10 kings “You, O king, were watching, and you saw an immense[…]

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Ezekiel’s description of a battlefield

Ezekiel’s oracle about Gog of Magog is deeply intermingled with all the other Bible prophecies. Hints about that final fighting are spread everywhere from Genesis to Revelation. In his last book, John introduces a white horse and its rider. His name is Faithful and True. He wears an ominous outer garment sprinkled with blood. This is Jesus, The Word of God. The time when he makes his entrance is the same when “Babylon the Great,[…]

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Giving birth near to the deserts

Childbearing is a common theme in the Bible. Micah wrote: “So he will give them up until the time that she who is to give birth has given birth.”  Micah 5:3 Dying in the delivery A woman is crying out in her agony to give birth between Betel and Ephrata, a rather rocky area. Childbearing has never been an amusing moment. Rachel, Jacob’s favorite wife, had difficulty in making the delivery. (Gen. 35:16-20) She actually[…]

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