Prophetic Witness Magazines

Prophetic Witness - November 2019

Prophetic Witness - November 2019

A TERRIFIED WORLD AND
SILENT CHURCHES

by Donald B. Cameron

Two decades ago, as the year 2,000 approached, there was widespread optimism. Now the world is fearful - fearful for the planet and fearful for its inhabitants. On 7th May 2019 the ‘I’ newspaper carried the headlines, “Planet in crisis: ‘one million species at risk of extinction”, adding, “Future generations will be at risk of starvation as food and water shortages grip the world, warns landmark UN report.” Human behaviour, climate change, over-development and intensive farming ‘destroying nature's safety net’. Numerous other factors instil fear, such as terrorism and senseless violence and, above all, huge arsenals of weapons of mass destruction, some in the hands of rogue regimes.

Paul wrote: “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God” (2 Cor. 5:20). This is how we are to fulfil our great commission, as encapsulated in Matthew 28:18-20 and Luke 24:47: ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” ... “and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” If we read on into the book of Acts, we find that both aspects are essential: being reconciled to God involves repentance leading to remission of sins. There is no other Gospel.

Prophetic Witness - October 2019

Prophetic Witness - October 2019Event In The Life Of Isaac

Dr Alec Passmore, PWMI President
 

Essential reading: Genesis chapters twenty two and twenty four.

It has been said that the New Testament is CONTAINED in the Old Testament and the Old Testament is EXPLAINED in the New. The New Testament is CONCEALED in the Old, and the Old Testament is REVEALED in the New. The Old Testament ANTICIPATES the New Testament and the New Testament AUTHENTICATES the Old. Also, in the Old Testament, the New Testament LIES HIDDEN, but in the New Testament the Old Testament LIES OPEN. It is further often stated that The Old Testament PREDICTS a person, the New Testament PRESENTS that person. There is much in the Old Testament which is not in the New. Expansive descriptions of the millennial kingdom are found in the Major Prophets, along with Israel's glorious future restoration and Daniel's “seventy weeks” prophecy, giving the chronology of the Last Things.

Christ is in all the scriptures from Genesis chapter one and verse one to the closing words of Revelation! Often People and events in the Old Testament clearly foreshadow the Lord Jesus and His purposes in redemption. Often,  seemingly ordinary recorded events, are clear predictions or “fore gleams” of the glorious person and work of Christ. Bible Students call these instances “types” or “shadows” pointing forward and providing historical proof of the divine unity of God's Word the Bible. In this study, we trace events in the life of one of the most endearing persons in the Hebrew Narrative whose name is ISAAC. His name in the Hebrew tongue means "laughter", which we will explain here shortly. It should come as no surprise to us that the divine Son of God should be found in type and picture all through the Old Testament for He Himself said, "Search the scriptures (the Old Testament) for in them you think you have eternal life, AND THESE ARE THEY WHICH TESTIFY OF ME" (John 5:39).

SIX EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF ISAAC WHICH POINT TO CHRIST.

Prophetic Witness - September 2019

IN ONE HOUR!

by Samuel T. Carson, Northern Ireland.

 

Among the many cities mentioned in scripture there are two that are at once literal and symbolic. The first is Jerusalem and the second Babylon.

Jerusalem

Jerusalem is God's city; it will be the physical centre on earth from which the Lord Jesus will administer His coming Millennial Kingdom. Describing it as it will be in that still future day, the Psalmist wrote, “Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the Great King” (Psa. 49:2).

Prophetic Witness - August 2019

Prophetic Witness - August 2019Dragons, Dinosaurs, and The Bible

by AB Robertson

The title of our study is: -

DRAGONS, DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE!

When we talk about DINOSAURS it is amazing to see just how much effort, money, resources and time have been invested by ‘Evolutionary’ Scientist's on this subject. On the other hand, although this subject is very relevant in our secular world, we seldom if ever hear any reference to the subject in the Christian Church.

In fact many Christians are intimidated by the subject of Dinosaurs and the "fact” that they are supposed to have died out millions of years ago. In this study want to show that Dragons and Dinosaurs have existed all over the world  since they were created by God on the fifth or sixth day of creation and that they only died out in fairly recent times.

In the Bible we learn about many animals. However, some of these animals are now extinct in Bible lands, but we have no doubt that they existed. One of those animals no longer living in the wild in Bible Lands is the Lion, but we have no doubt that they existed. The proof of their existence in Bible lands is the same proof that we will use to show that Dinosaurs and Dragons existed all over the earth in human history!

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Prophetic Witness - July 2019

Prophetic Witness - July 2019

John: The Apostle Of The Love Of God

by Samuel T. Carson, Northern Ireland.

“More than a prophet” is how the Lord Jesus described His forerunner, John the Baptist. All the Hebrew prophets had been like finger posts pointing forward to the coming Messiah, and the Baptist had done the same. But there was an added dimension to his ministry. Besides pointing forward to the coming One, he had the privilege of actually pointing Him out.

Looking upon Jesus one day as He walked, John said, “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” Clearly, the emphasis that day was on the work Christ had come to do; to take away the sin of the world. The next day, however, the focus was on who Christ is: He is the Lamb of God. And so John said simply, “Behold the Lamb of God” (John 1:29 & 36). Taken together the person and work of Christ constitute the core theme of the gospel.

Prophetic Witness - June 2019

Insights Into Isaiah

A series of studies by Tom W. Walker.

1. “I SAW THE LORD”

Any studies in this magnificent Book suffer because of a twin problem. First, many passages are familiar, frequently quoted and isolated from the Book itself (e.g. chapters 6 and 53; 9:6, etc.). Secondly, the overall picture of the Book is fudged in the thinking of many as it is rarely seen or read as a whole. While this series will of necessity be able only to take a partial view consequent upon the size of the Book and its complexity, a plea must be made for the modern believer to resist the digest type of approach. We need to get into the depths of the whole Book. Three other important considerations also must occupy our thinking.

Prophetic Witness - May 2019

Prophetic Witness - May 2019

The Choice -
The Bible or Evolution

by Alan (AB) Robertson
 

CHAPTER 1:
THE CHALLENGE OF THE BIBLE

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... “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17.

However in spite of this there is one book that has become a bit of a problem for many Bible believing Christians. Many Christians sadly do not have the same confidence in the Book of Genesis as they have in the rest of the Bible.

Prophetic Witness - April 2019

Prophetic Witness - April 2019

Straws in the Wind

by Samuel T. Carson

It is now two thousand years (approx) since the time of our Lord's first advent.

It was two thousand years from Adam to Abraham and two thousand years from Abraham to Christ in His first advent, and now another two thousand years have come and gone. Is there any significance in this, or is it just a straw in the wind?

The references in the New Testament to our Lord’s second advent pre-suppose that when the time comes, Israel will be in the land! Since A.D. 70 when the Romans destroyed the city and scattered the people this was not the case. But it is the case today, as it has been since 1948. Again, is there any significance in this, or is it just another straw in the wind?

Prophetic Witness - March 2019

God Holds The Key

by Norman Clay

The study of the Holy Bible (God’s Word) can bring enormous benefits to people living today. For it reflects the unchanging purposes of Almighty God and shows us why events which baffle, frighten or annoy have occurred or are occurring today. To understand the information it contains it is essential for us to know "The God of The Book" a rather than acquire a greater knowledge of “The Book of God“. In our third article we will show how God brings Leaders of the nations to power, sustains, and removes them as he “unlocks" the door to the future He has determined for them. For us, ‘it is a comfort to know.

Prophetic Witness - February 2019

Prophetic Witness - February 2019Joel "The Day of the Lord"

by Dr Stephen Boreland

The prophet Joel whose name means “the Lord is God" prophesied in the days of young king Joash who reigned in Judah from 835 BC to 796 BC. Joash was the eighth king of Judah and although he began well enough he finished badly becoming a cruel tyrant who sanctioned the stoning of Judah's high priest.
 
The theme of the book is the “Day of the Lord" which is one of the great prophetic themes of scripture. It's a day that casts it's shadow over the entire prophecy of Joel and it is a day that looms on the near horizon for planet earth. It’s a long day which begins in judgment and ends in glory and it has both a present partial fulfilment and a final future fulfilment in the prophecy of Joel.

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