Jonathan Ellsworth Perkins was an early Assemblies of God pastor who served from 1924-1926 at the “5th and Peoria” Assembly of God in Tulsa. Perkins was an important early leader who wrote The Brooding Presence, one of the first AG boo…
“Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him” (Genesis 5:24). Enoch is a type of our future departure from the earth at Jesus’ appearing. Hebrews 11:5 tells us this about his sudden disappearance: “By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, […]
Ruth, my wife, and I have a cat named Adaline. On the surface, one might wonder why she has captured our hearts. I don’t fully understand why I’m so attached to her, although she is cute. She most often demands her own way and audibly grumbles when that doesn’t happen. Adaline exhibits “management qualities” when […]
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In 1 Samuel 14 why was Jonathan’s action of eating the honey when he was unaware of his fathers command, more of a sin than the Israelites eating meat with blood?
It’s perhaps the most significant question one can ask today regarding biblical prophecy. The inquiry draws a line in the sand, with each group holding fast to what they believe. The question is this: Will the Lord restore a glorious kingdom to Israel during Jesus’ thousand-year reign upon the earth? Most pastors today would answer […]
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As we wait for Jesus’ appearing, our hearts often grow weary amid the rampant evil of our day and the hardships we encounter. Our cry often becomes one of “how much longer, O Lord?” If you feel overwhelmed with life at times and long for our Savior to appear and intervene in our world, please […]
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The church is the body of Christ with Jesus as its Head; it does not operate as a kingdom in this present world. And it’s most certainly not the restored kingdom of Israel. As redeemed saints, God has transferred us from Satan’s domain to His invisible kingdom (Colossians 1:13-14). This is true; we now belong […]
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Somewhere in the past, a tragic divorce occurred; theologians decided we must separate the return of Jesus for His church from the proclamation of the Gospel. The results of this untimely divorce have led to a dearth of understanding among believers regarding Jesus’ appearing and the joyful anticipation that comes with such awareness. Confused believers […]
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For many of us, this past September was a “high watch” period. It’s certainly not that we set dates or place a limit as to when the Rapture must occur, but everything seemed to be falling in place for Jesus to appear during the past Feast of Trumpets. We watched with eager expectation of meeting […]
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The third Jewish temple has been in the planning stage for three decades. The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has completed all its furnishings with the exception of the Ark of the Covenant for which they claim to know the location of the original one. The institute is currently training Levites to serve as priests in […]
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It’s a church filled with joyous expectation of Jesus’ soon appearing to take His saints home to glory. It’s a church that concentrates its efforts upon appealing to the lost and increasing attendance on Sunday mornings. In short, it’s a tale of two types of churches that one finds in our world today. Revelation 3:7-22 […]
The books of Daniel and Revelation tell us that in the years prior to the Second Coming, a vicious and exceedingly evil world empire will emerge and briefly rule over the nations. The Apostle Paul describes its leader as the “man of lawlessness” who will defile a Jewish temple in Jerusalem before Jesus destroys him […]