Prophetic Witness Magazines

Prophetic Witness - January 2019

Why Has One One Nation Been
Singled Out For Such Hatred?

 

Many Nations on earth experience persecution at some stage, but no other in history has suffered like Israel, explains retired Elim minister Mervyn Tilley.

Of all the nations in the world, Israel is quite unique. Unique in two ways: negative and positive. Most nations on the earth have experienced persecution at some stage but no other nation has experienced persecution as Israel has - almost continuously since they became a nation.
 
Psalm 129:1 says, “They have greatly oppressed me from my youth, let Israel say. They have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me."

Prophetic Witness - December 2018

A Christmas Meditation

Samuel T. Carson (N.I.)

The Three Wise Men

To say that three Wise men Came from the east to Jerusalem to visit the Saviour at the time of his birth is sure to expose us to challenge. True, we cannot be sure of the exact number but since there were three presentations; gold, frankincense and myrrh, it is not unreasonable to assume that there were three presenters, hence the term, ’The Three Wise Men‘.

Of course, the number of the men was not important; it was what they said on their arrival that was important, we might say it was supremely important. As they swept through the gates of the Holy City they lifted up their voices, and cried out in unison, 'Where is He that is born King of the Jews?’
 
Remarkably, that one question encapsulated the predictions that had gone before concerning Him. While it is correct to sing, 'A new king is born this day' the reality is that from the beginning of time and through promise, prediction and prophecy, His coming had been announced.

Prophetic Witness - November 2018

WHY THE WORLD SHOULD BE
ON RED ALERT

Alan Franklin

When we watch news of natural disasters, political turmoil, an ever more dangerous society, the near total apostasy of the nominally Christian church and the mass acceptance and promotion of perversion, we wonder: ”what in the world is going on?”
 
The answer is simple: Bible prophecy is being fulfilled in these final days of the times immediately prior to our Lord's return. This is a reason for excitement and expectation, not doom and despair.

This is the greatest story seldom told, as the remnants of what used to be called "the news media" concentrate on titivation and trivia. We are being entertained to death, spiritual death.

Prophetic Witness - October 2018

The Imminent Coming Of Christ

Dr Don Hender (PWMI Vice President)

 

What does Imminent mean?
The Lord can come at any moment. There are no prophecies that must be fulfilled before He comes for His true Church - His intended Bride.

Imminent comes from a Latin verb ’Immineo' meaning to ‘overhang’, as something hanging over our head, not as a threat, but ready to overtake one, something close at hand to happen any moment. Yet it may not happen immediately. The Church has been waiting almost 2000 years Paul expected the Rapture to occur in his day, See 1st. Thess. 4:13—18. The unbreakable promise of the Lord Jesus Christ is still valid. John 14:1-3. When Jesus said. "Behold I come quickly". Rev. 22:20, or in ch1:1 ”Things which must shortly come to pass”; the word ‘shortly' or ‘quickly' means ‘suddenly’. The Greek word for ‘shortly' is "en tachei'” which means ‘quickly or suddenly coming to pass', indicating rapidity of execution after the beginning of an action takes place. The idea is not that the event may occur soon, but that when it does, it will be sudden. A similar word ’tachys' is translated ‘quickly’ seven times in Revelation, When the Lord does act, He acts with swiftness, suddenness, and unannounced. When the Lord does act, it is sudden, rapid, decisive and purposeful. (See Galatians 4:4 concerning the first coming of Christ: "When the time was fully come..,").

If events have to happen first before the coming of the Lord for His Church, it destroys the concept of imminency. We need to be prepared for that event.

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Prophetic Witness - September 2018

Nahum 1:1-15

Dr Sam Gordon

Nahum ... it's small, its compact, it's only 47 verses and 3 chapters; it‘s one of those wee books you could easily read in 1O/15 minutes. Small in size. Big in message. Little—known, little-used. It‘s a sequel to the prophecy of Jonah. It’s well worth reading; but, be warned, it can be a bit gory at times — it‘s doom and gloom.

You would almost think that the prophet had a one-track mind or only one string to his bow - his message is specific, and it's directed towards Nineveh; he doesn't miss them and hit the wall. The closing verse (3:19) says all that needs to be said: ‘Nothing can heal your wound; your injury is fatal.‘

The bell tolls rather ominously; this was the death knell of the vast Assyrian empire. In its heyday, it was a superpower — a mega empire that stretched across Asia Minor: from Egypt in the west, to the border between Iran and India in the east, and from Russia in the north, to Arabia in the south. It was big!

Here is a nation in freefall, because the judgment of God is levelled against her. When she fell, it was sensational and stunningly spectacular. Nineveh was a magnificent city; it was a case of God saying‘ 'You are the weakest link. Goodbye!' ...

Prophetic Witness - August 2018

Prophetic Witness - August 2018

Desire For Revival

by Derek Lindley

Often in times of revival there is an admixture of weeping and joy. In the 1800s, regarding revival the godly minister of St Peter‘s, Dundee, Robert Murray McCheyne said, "It is the duty of all who seek the salvation of souls to long and pray for such solemn times when the arrows shall be sharp to the heart of the King's enemies and our slumbering congregations shall he made to cry out, 'Men and brethren, what shall we do?' When revival came to St Peter‘s the feelings of the people could not be restrained.

Prophetic Witness - July 2018

"He must be loosed a little season"

(Rev. 20: 3. 7-10)
by Dr. Alec Passmore

 

It has often perplexed believers why, having bound Satan once at the close of the thousand years rendering him ineffective and chained - the LORD should set him loose again for a short while. This is a puzzle to some while others have used this prophesied binding and loosing of Satan as a pretext for denying the literality of the passage, and indeed the entire Apocalypse. However I suggest the Lord has a very wise sovereign purpose here, as indeed He has in all his dealings. We read:

Prophetic Witness - June 2018

Christ In Prophecy

by Dr David Reagan

INTRODUCTION
Most scholars agree that there are about 300 prophecies in the Old Testament that relate to the First Coming of the Messiah. But, these are not 300 different prophecies. Many, like the prophecy that the Messiah Will be born of the seed of Abraham, are repeated several times.

When all the repetitive prophecies are culled out, there remain slightly more than one hundred distinctively different, specific prophecies about the Messiah’s First Advent. These prophecies are outlined in detail later in this chapter.

Prophetic Witness - May 2018

Armageddon Ahead!

Apocalyptic battle will be over the status of Jerusalem.
by Charles Gardner

In the wake of the worldwide denunciation of President Trump’s earth-shaking decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, nations are now queueing up to follow his lead.

And yet even while archaeological finds further confirm Jewish connection to the City over thousands of years, the UK and other major European powers stubbornly refuse to face reality.

In joining the predictable chorus of disapproval at the UN, the British people are in ever— increasing danger of being numbered among the goats of Judgment Day referred to by Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew (25:31-46).

This passage is widely interpreted to relate to how the peoples of the world have treated God’s chosen race — the "brothers and sisters” (in the flesh) of our Saviour, who was born the King of Israel (Matt 2:2) and is coming back as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Rev 5:5).

Isaiah writes: "For the nation or kingdom that will not serve you will perish; it will be utterly ruined" (60:12; see also Mic 5:15).

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