Bible Prophecy in the News
The Meaning of the Number: 2
February 01 – “I Speak For Your Own Profit”
February 02 – “I Would Have You Without Carefulness”
February 03 – Toilsome Sleep
February 04 – The Men of Issachar – They Knew the Times They Were Living In
February 05 – This Generation Believers – I’m Speaking to Christians – Are You Listening?
February 06 – The Wounds of a Friend
February 07 – That Old Serpent
February 08 – Be Not Discouraged or Dismayed
February 09 – The Sign of the Prophet Jonah
February 10 – By Lack of Knowledge My People Perish
February 11 – The First Color Mentioned in the Bible
February 12 – Standing in the Gap
February 13 – God Remembers
February 14 – They That Shine Like the Stars – Dan 12:4
February 15 – Before Suicide
February 16 – Self Portrait – Rembrandt Paints Himself at Crucifixion
February 17 – Noah Enters the Ark
February 18 – A View From Flatland
February 19 – He Who Is Without Sin, Cast the First Stone
PISCES (The Fishes). The Redeemed blessed though bound.
February 20 to March 20
1. THE BAND—, but binding their great enemy Cetus, the sea monster.
2. ANDROMEDA (The Chained Woman). The Redeemed in their bondage and affliction.
3. CEPHEUS (The King). Their Redeemer coming to rule.
February 20 – But If Though Couldst But See it in His Light
February 21 – Why God Allows Suffering
February 22 – No Word in the Hebrew Language For the Word, “Why”
February 23 – Who Can Bring Forth the Mazzaroth?
February 24 – Sampson Spoke All That Was in His Heart
February 25 – Why Jesus Spoke in Parables
February 26 – For This Cause God Shall Send Strong Delusion
February 27 – This World is Racing Towards Destruction
February 28 – Acrostics in the Bible
February 29 – 366 “Fear Nots” in the Bible
The Meaning of the Number: 2
The number 2 can mean the difference between division or double portion.
In the Creation event, God separated light and darkness. [Genesis 1:3-4]
The 10 Commandments were inscribed on 2 tablets of stone. [Exodus 31:18; 32:15; 34:1, 4, 29]
The children of Israel were forbidden to collect manna on the Sabbath and therefore were permitted to collect a double portion of manna on Friday.[Exodus 16:5]
On the 6th day of Creation God created 2—male and female—of every species in order that fertility might be a blessing to the earth. [Genesis 1:24-31]
In the New Testament, Christians also saw this number as a symbol of the 2nd person of the Trinity, the Incarnation of God the Son in the perfection of His humanity and divinity.
Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” Then God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament, and it was so. And God called the firmament heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day. (Genesis 1:6-8)
Feb 01 Devotional
Feb 02 Devotional
Feb 03 Devotional
“And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times to know what Israel ought to do.” – 1 Chronicles 12:32
In 1 Chronicles (12:32), we read about a group of “Mighty Men” from the tribe of Issachar, who“understood the times” they were living in. This verse can serve as a reminder for us to be in a position where we are gaining an understanding of the times that WE are living in.
Issachar was the ninth son of Jacob and the fifth son of Leah (Gen 30:14-18). His name is a verbal form of “Sakar,” meaning, “hire, or wages.” The name implies that the tribe would “hire” itself out to bear the burdens of the others. (Gen 49:14-15). Leaders such as Deborah and Barak belonged to the tribe of Issachar.
If you were to meet the mighty men of Issachar in their day, they would living out the fulfillment of their name. They were truly men who bore the burdens of others. Their standard position in the desert march was with the tribe of Judah on the East side of the Tabernacle. If one could peer down on the twelve tribes from overhead, they would be found encamped in the form of a cross.
The tribe of Issachar was men that prospered in the wilderness. At Sinai, the tribe numbered 54,400 men of war over twenty years of age (Num 1:29). At the end of the wanderings, their numbers had grown to 64,300 (Num 26: 23-24). When they ceased their travel, they dwelt in a fertile territory (Josh 19-23), and were allotted the territory between the eastern Jezreel Valley and the Jordan Valley. They are also mentioned in Revelation 7:7, where it is explained that 12,000 of their tribe would be sealed. These mighty men understood the times and seasons and their position under God, and were known to share their wisdom with others.
Jesus held the people of His day responsible for knowing the times of His coming. He will also hold the people alive at His return responsible for understanding the times of His second coming.
Today, we find ourselves living in very uncertain times. We hear of wars, and rumors of wars, famines, pestilences, and earthquakes, the rise of nation against nation as written in Mark 13, Luke 21 and Matthew 24. We are told when we see these things we will be living in the “Beginning of Sorrows” (Mat 24:8) and will the signs will increase with intensity like the birth pangs of a child that the imminent return of Christ is near.
So who are the “Men of Issachar” for this generation? We need might men who can give insight and understanding into the times that we are living in for this generation.
The Bible tells us that, “No one knows the day or the hour.” History is full of examples of foolish nations that ignored signs of coming destruction and continued to live in their own lusts and selfish ways. Always strive to understand the times in which you live.
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“The coming of Jesus Christ and the end of the age occupies some 1,845 Scriptural verses.”
– John Wesley White
“Many times when I go to bed at night I think to myself that before I awaken Christ may come.”
– Billy Graham
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George Matheson grew discouraged over his small crowd on a winter’s evening in Innellan, Scotland. He had worked hard on his sermon, but the sparse numbers and empty chairs nearly defeated him. He nonetheless did his best; not knowing that in the congregation was a visitor from the large St. Bernard’s Church in Edenborough, which was seeking a pastor.
“Make every occasion a great occasion,” said Matheson, who was to spend the rest of his career at St. Bernard’s. “You can never tell when somebody may be taking measure for a larger place.“
Feb 5 Devotional
Feb 06 Devotional
Feb 08 Devotional
Feb 09 Devotional
Feb 11 Devotional
Feb 12 Devotional
Feb 13 Devotional
Feb 14 Devotional
How Can I Be Saved?
You’ve probably seen John 3:16 posted somewhere on a sign, written on a freeway overpass, at a concert, at a sporting event, or even read to you as a little child. This verse is a simple one. There are 20 monosyllables (single words) in the verse. The Gospel is meant to be simple for everyone!
Be sure of your Salvation. Right now, and pray this simple prayer with a sincere heart...
“Lord, forgive me for my sins. I confess that I am a sinner. Come into my heart and make me the person you created me to be. I receive your gift of pardon through Jesus dying for me on the cross to save me. – Amen”
It was once determined in a court of law that a pardon is only a pardon when it is accepted. There is a true story about a man that refused his pardon. A judge ruled that a pardon is only a pardon when it is accepted. When you prayed that prayer and accepted God’s pardon for your sins, you became a new creation in Christ.
The Bible teaches that you are saved by faith through Jesus. Grow in the Grace that was just given to you, seek God in His word (The Bible) and go out tell somebody!