Things that announce, accompany and follow Christ’s return

Studies in the prophetic Scriptures by Rev. Ivan Foster I believe with all my heart that there is a need for the people of God to return to that spiritual state in which the early church was – a waiting expectantly for the return of Christ. So it was in Thessalonica. “For they themselves shew

Political unity in Europe

Biblical prophecy makes it clear that Antichrist’s kingdom will be a ten kingdom confederacy. Much of the territory envisaged in Scripture belonging to this kingdom is already within the European union. Political developments within that entity should be of particular interest to those watching for Christ’s return, since the rise of the man of sin and his empire

Balkan ‘Benelux’ would speed up EU entry

Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro should join forces to build a new and permanent co-operation structure aimed at boosting their political and economic relations, with a final common goal of accelerating EU membership. Read more…

Independent Scotland would not join euro

An independent Scotland would be one of the wealthiest parts of Europe, but it would stay out of the euro, deputy first minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon tells EUobserver during a visit to Brussels this week. Click here for video.

The euro crisis continues

The financial crisis that has gripped Europe for many months now seems to be coming to a climax. Billionaire investor, George Soros, has indicated that he believes that there is just a window of three months to save the euro and the whole monetary union project. This is putting massive pressure on Germany as the de facto

The story of Babylon

In many ways the Bible is ‘a tale of two cities’. Two great cities dominate the theatre of Biblical revelation—Jerusalem and Babylon. Both these cities feature prominently in the events at the end of the age. Their history is wonderfully intertwined in Scripture. The rise of one inevitably meant the decline and fall of the

Things which must shortly come to pass

What follows is a compilation of notes I prepared for our adult Sunday School class based on an old work by Rev. Septimus Sears called, Things which must shortly come to pass. It is a simple outline of God’s prophetic timeline for the last days as revealed in Scripture. There are few things more useful

Revolution spreads to Syria

Syria is now on the map of countries in the region with an uprising – Louai al-Hussein Analyst and writer   A BBC news story on the spread of the wave of democratic revolution sweeping across north Africa and the Middle east which has now reached Syria. The nation of Syria will play a prominent

Rebuilding the Temple in Jerusalem

Since 1987 the Temple Institute has been dedicated to the reconstruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. A great deal of work has been done in this project, including the manufacture of various pieces of Temple furniture; some of the High Priest’s vestments etc. It is the goal to have again a fully functional Temple for

Egypt – what the future holds!

Political events that have been developing in Egypt over the last few weeks have drawn the attention of the world upon that nation. It is always interesting – and important for the Christian – to examine such things in the light of God’s word. Bible history of course has a lot to say of Egypt

The final word

Notes on the final word God gave to Daniel the prophet. These notes cover the material in two audio messages: Part 1, and Part 2. Please take time to read Daniel 12:1-13 This chapter contains the final words of the Saviour to the prophet on the subject that He has been instructing him about—the rise

A detailed portrait of Antichrist

Notes on the up close and personal portrait of Antichrist given to Daniel. Scripture: Daniel 11:1-45 These notes cover three messages and you can listen to the audio of these Bible studies by clicking these links:  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. The glorious man of Daniel 10:5-6 continues to speak. His purpose is outlined,

The 70 weeks

Notes on the vision of seventy weeks given to Daniel. Scripture: Daniel 9:20-27 You can listen to the audio of this Bible study here. (62 minutes) Before even beginning to consider the instruction that Daniel is given in these verses we need to remember their connection to what has gone before. In Chap 7 Daniel

The rise and fall of Antichrist, Pt3

This study is continued from The rise and fall of Antichrist, Pt2. You can listen to the audio of this message here. Please read Daniel 8:1-27 Two years after the previous vision (7:1, 8:1) Daniel is given further instruction from God. He clearly links this vision to the former, v1. He has not forgotten what