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The Book of Joel-Part 2

In Joel 2.1, we have defined the trumpet being sounded as Rosh ha Shannah, and it is during the day of the Lord, the last 1000 year period of the 7000 year plan of God. Joel 2.2-9… we have the

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The Book of Joel-Part 1

We are going to begin an eschatological study of the book of Joel. This will be a little different than other books we have done because it will not be exactly verse by verse. We will have a lot of

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The Book of Zechariah-Chapter 14

This chapter deals with the last struggle of the nations against Jerusalem in the Birth-pains. The city has become a stronghold for replacement theology Christianity through the false messiah and false prophet, claiming to be the “new Israel.” In this

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The Book of Zechariah-Chapter 13

This chapter is closely related to the previous one and the people are comforted because they will be cleansed from sin and idolatry will be abolished. This chapter also deals with the shepherd who is killed and the people scattered,

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The Book of Zechariah-Chapter 12

This chapter deals with Israel being the instrument of judgment on the nations. It also deals with repentance and restoration (in the peshat level). Eschatologically, it definitely refers to prophecies about the second coming, the false messiah and his problems,

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The Book of Zechariah-Chapter 11

There is a pattern to this book that is developing. In chapters 1 through 4 we have promises, in chapter 5 we have judgment, in chapters 6 through 10 we have promises, in chapter 11 we will have judgment and

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The Book of Zechariah-Chapter 10

1) Ask rain (there are four words in Hebrew for rain, three of which occur in this verse) at the time of the spring rain (you don’t want rain out of season), the Lord who makes the storm clouds (lightning,

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The Book of Zechariah-Chapter 9

The ninth to the fourteenth chapters will be prophetical. They will have the same thrust, dealing with the enemies of Israel and what happens to them, along with blessings to Israel. This chapter is going to deal with three areas,

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The Book of Zechariah-Chapter 8

After urging them to obey the Torah by remembering what happened to the previous generation, this chapter deals with the coming peace and prosperity of Israel, not only in the time of Zechariah, but in fulfilled totally in the messianic

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The Book of Zechariah-Chapter 7

Then it came about in the fourth year of King Darius (two years after Zech 1.1), that the word of the Lord came to Zechariah on the fourth day of the ninth month, which is Kislev. 2) Now the town

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The Book of Zechariah-Chapter 6

Now I lifted my eyes and looked (this is the eighth vision), and behold, four chariots (the four spirits of heaven-Psa 68.17 representing war, meaning the four kingdoms of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome by whom the Lord accomplished his

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The Book of Zechariah-Chapter 5

In the last chapter we saw the people who are rejoicing over the rebuilding of the Temple. Now we are going to see the other side and how the Lord will judge them. This is the sixth vision. 1) Then

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The Book of Zechariah-Chapter 4

1) Then the angel (Hebrew “malak” or messenger) who was speaking with me (Zech 1.9) returned, and roused me as a man who was awakened from his sleep (this is the fifth vision). 2) And he said to me, “What

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The Book of Zechariah-Chapter 3

This chapter will also relate to Yom Kippur. This is a court room scene, with the angel of the Lord as judge, Joshua as the accused and Satan as the prosecutor. The name “satan” is a title meaning “the accuser”

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The Book of Zechariah-Chapter 2

1) Then I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold there was a man (Messiah) with a measuring line in his hand (this is the third vision; God is the owner and he measures the land for new occupants

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The Book of Zechariah-Chapter 1

This prophecy concerns the rebuilding of the Temple and will be heavy in Temple imagery. It is a relatively short book but it is loaded with information. These prophecies are dated between 520 and 518 B.C. The visions of Zechariah

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The Book of Revelation-Chapter 22

1) And he showed me a river (a channel) of the water of life (Hebrew “mayim chaim” and associated with wisdom and true teaching, as opposed to springs without water, or false teaching as in 2 Pet 2.17) clear as

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The Book of Revelation-Chapter 21

This chapter includes imagery of the Olam Haba, the “eighth day” or after the Messianic Kingdom of 1000 years. This chapter contains Sukkot themes including concepts concerning “the eighth day”; “the Mount of the Lord”; “place of his holiness”; “courtyard

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The Book of Revelation-Chapter 20

1) And I saw and angel coming down from heaven having the key of the abyss (probably the same angel in 9.1-2) and a great chain (links of truth in combination) in his hand (verses 1-6 happens between Tishri 10

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The Bok of Revelation-Chapter 19

1) After these things (the destruction of Babylon and the reaction) I heard, as it were, a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven (all believers in heaven), saying, “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God;

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