10 Reasons to Study Bible Prophecy

Some folks resist the study of Bible prophecy, because so much of it confuses them. Or, they don’t believe anyone can really know or understand it. If even great theologians disagree, who are they to think they can know it?

Or, they think they know enough: they know they’re born again and going to heaven, so why study prophecy? They know everything’s going to be OK for them, who needs to understand the times?

Over the years of my life, I have landed in every category I mentioned. Yet, I’ve always been drawn to Bible prophecy. The biggest problem, though, is that so few pastors and teachers preach or teach on prophecy.

Well, in recent years the Lord has brought several prophecy teachers to my attention. Dr. Mark Hitchcock is one. He is teaching in the video below. I encourage you to take time to watch or listen to his teaching. I outlined the ten points for you.

If you are curious to do more watching or listening on this subject, Dr. Hitchcock has many videos on YouTube. I will be sharing some of my other favorite teacher soon.

God bless you all. God bless your new year. ❤️

Why Is Bible Prophecy Important Now?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr3b2Rih4yE&feature=share

1. People everywhere are thinking about it. (4:35)

2. Prophecy is essential to understanding the Bible. (6:35)

3. Special blessing is promised to those who study Bible prophecy and pay attention to what it says. (11:17)

4. Prophecy proves the person of Jesus.(13:53)

5. Prophecy protects us from heresy. (18:27)

6. Prophecy motivates us to service and godly living. (25:13)

7. Prophecy proves that God is the true God and that His Word is true. (30:48)

8. Prophecy reassures us that God is in control, and gives us peace of mind. (39:15)

9. Prophecy is a powerful tool for evangelism. (46:45)

10. Prophecy helps us understand the times. (50:00)

The Church at Satan’s Throne

How much does the heart condition in the Christian church today reflect Adam and Eve in the Garden? This exhortation from a shepherd’s heart is challenging for any who will hear it. I have heard it a few times before I listened to it this week, but I needed to hear it again. It was a message the Holy Spirit was already speaking to my heart.

This is a message by Rev. Carter Conlon. It was preached at Times Square Church in New York City on September 27, 2015.

SERMON OUTLINE
00:00    Introduction & Opening Prayer.
05:35    Revelations 2:12-17
07:18    The Church in Pergamos. (1 John 2:16) (Genesis 3)
19:36    The Serpentine Theology.
24:05    1 Corinthians 6:9-11
27:22    Hebrews 10:28-29
28:02    Romans 6:1-4
31:03    The Consequences and the Cure.
37:50    Conclusion
39:16    Call to Prayer

QUOTES
“They abandoned themselves to pleasure, like goats, leading a life of self-indulgence. Their teaching perverted grace and replaced liberty with license.”
(Clement of Alexander, speaking of the Nicolaitanes)

“You give it any name you want—where we take grace and it becomes this incredible covering to go out and sin, this incredible covering to see how close we can get to Hell without being burned; see how many things in the world we can taste, and touch, and handle. The question I have for you is what’s in your heart, if that’s the way you want to live your Christian testimony?” (Carter Conlon)

“Sanctified means you were set apart, and you were given the power to maintain that separation from your old lifestyle.” (Carter Conlon)

“There is a healthy fear of God that should be in everyone’s heart here. It should be part of your walk with God. You should never get so casual that you forget. You think He’s a Lamb—yes, He is, but you forget He’s a Lion. You forget that one day you and I stand before God; He’s going to look you in the eye and say, “What did you do with the grace that I gave you? How did you live? How did you glorify Me among men?” (Carter Conlon)

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The Doctrine of Jezebel

This is a message by Rev. David Wilkerson. It was preached at Times Square Church in New York City on January 18, 1988.

SERMON OUTLINE
00:00    Introduction: Revelation 2:18-29
03:40    Jezebel Defined
05:37    Why Christ is against Thyatira: Revelation 2:18-29, Revelations 1:14
11:25    The Mark of a Seduced Christian: Hebrews 13:9
13:47    The Mark of a Mature Christian: Ephesians 4:13-15
17:30    Only Two Doctrines in the Bible.
18:00    Doctrine #1: Titus 2:10-15
25:00    Doctrine #2: I Timothy 6:3-5
27:05    Three Distinct Marks of the Doctrine of Jezebel: I Kings 16:30-31, Ezekiel 22:25-29,
I Kings 21:1-7, I Kings 18:38-39, I Kings 19:1-2, Jeremiah 7:24-28, I Kings 21:27-19,
I Kings 20:31-34, I Kings 22:7-18
1:04:52  Conclusion: I Kings 22:19-23, Jeremiah 7:8-10

Three Distinct Marks of the Doctrine of Jezebel
1. Teaches something evil can be good. Something profane can be sanctified and made pure. 1 Kings 16:30-31
2. Promotes covetousness. 1 Kings 21:1-7
3. Hates God’s prophets and godly prophecies. 1 Kings 18:38-39, I Kings 19:1-2

QUOTES
“If you’re going to church, and you can hide your sins, and you can walk out and go right to your idols without feeling uncomfortable about it, you better watch out. You better watch out, because it’s going to get easier and easier to hide more sins than that. You’re going to add idol upon idol, until finally you’ll not feel the conviction. You won’t be able to hear a word that’ll bring the conviction.” (David Wilkerson)

“When you embrace a sin, if you’re going to hold onto something in your life, the next step is to embrace a doctrine that will justify it.” (David Wilkerson)

“There is a way to be absolutely sure you will never be deceived: come to the light and let Jesus expose every hidden thing, and lay it down.” (David Wilkerson)

“I want to say in no uncertain terms tonight it’s dangerous, critically dangerous, to sit under false teaching. False doctrine can damn you to Hell probably quicker than any other sin on the face of the earth. I believe that false doctrine by false teachers are sending more people to Hell than all the drug dealers and booze sellers and the atheists on the face of this earth.” (David Wilkerson)

“False teachers and false preachers and false doctrines are sending more people to Hell than all the drug pushers and all the pimps and prostitutes on the face of the earth.” (David Wilkerson)

“Multitudes of blind Christians are going to churches and singing and shouting and praising the Lord in churches that are enslaved by false doctrine, and they don’t even know it. Thousands are sitting under this and they’re having this gospel poured into them, in fact they’re so blind they’re going out and saying, ‘Isn’t it wonderful? Isn’t it glorious?'” (David Wilkerson)

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