CategoryShort Talks

Who is He that opens the door?

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21 It shall come to pass in that dayThat the Lord will punish on high the host of exalted ones,And on the earth the kings of the earth.22 They will be gathered together,As prisoners are gathered in the pit,And will be shut up in the prison;After many days they will be punished.23 Then the moon will be disgracedAnd the sun ashamed;For...

False teachers, false religion

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Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the...

Psalm 22 – Dissecting the Messianic prophecy of Jesus

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Now, let’s have a look at how Psalm 22 connects to Jesus / to Yeshua. The most obvious connection is the very first verse of the psalm: My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Psalm 22.1 Jesus words from the cross, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why did Jesus use those words? Psalms Bible Timeline (biblehub.com) One point you could make is that, when Jesus said those words, He...

Redeeming faith

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Matthew 13 verse 41 says, 41 The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, 42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has...

Are we living in the Last Days?

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According to the Bible there will be a period of time in which events will take place fulfilling prophecies concerning ‘the last days’ of this age.  Here are some of them: There will be an increase in wars, famines, plagues and earthquakes leading to a time of great trouble on the earth. Matthew 24.6-7, Luke 21.10-11. The earth will be full of violence ‘as in the days of Noah’ and many...

How prophecy works – the Big Picture and the detail

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One of the unique features of the Bible is that it contains very specific prophecies, some of which have been fulfilled, some of which are being fulfilled, and some of which will be fulfilled. The reason why this is in the Bible is because God knows the end from the beginning and, as we read in 2 Timothy, All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for...

What happened to Pontius Pilate after Jesus’ death?

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He was removed from being Roman governor of Judea in around 36 AD and returned to Rome in some disgrace, where according to some he committed suicide, but more likely he simply faded out of public life. What happened to Pilate on the day of the crucifixion after Jesus died? The Gospel of Matthew tells us is that after Jesus died on the cross, a rich man called Joseph of Arimathea, a disciple of...

Preaching Yeshua on the Mount of Olives

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We got to the Mount of Olives. We went to the Chapel of the Ascension which is on the top of the Mount of Olives. It’s a little building and it’s a church, but it’s also a mosque. You’ve got Christians and Muslims joining together there. CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION – Mount Of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel (israeljerusalem.com) In fact, while we were in the chapel the loudspeakers...

Jerusalem taxi

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I wasn’t here last week, I was in Jerusalem. Which, I have to say, is better. But it’s good to be here nevertheless. This time last week we were at Christchurch Jerusalem where we managed to get into the evening service. It is a very nice Anglican Church in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem which really preaches the Gospel and has a heart for Israel. Welcome to Christ Church...

Prayer

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6 Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. 7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? 8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Luke 18.6-8 So, let’s go back to what it says in Luke chapter 18. Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not...