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Which “Audience” Will God “Keep From” the Tribulation (Rev 3:10)?

By Tim McHyde / December 1, 2017

Everyone would prefer a “pretrib rapture” to a “Great Tribulation.” Conveniently, Revelation 3:10 promises to keep “thee” from a global hour of testing for all on earth which sounds just like the Great Tribulation. But who is “thee”—believers today or of another time? The passage’s “audience” is what determines that or who the originally intended recipient of the message was. Ignoring the audience of Bible passages is a major source of false doctrine that deceives us and even puts us in bondage. You don’t want to keep transgressing this rule! Read on for three common Christian examples of misapplying audiences to help you to avoid that mistake yourself. Plus the answer to who alone was promised absolute keeping from the Great Tribulation…

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Why That Disaster Wasn’t A Judgment Or Warning From God

By Tim McHyde / September 8, 2017

Do you wonder if a recent natural disaster is an important prophetic sign? Are some calling it God’s judgment? Or that it fulfills a prophecy in the Bible? Are you feeling kind of nervous or worried after a recent disaster that it was a warning or wake-up call from God or telling us that the end is soon? If so, then learn why natural disasters are not prophetic and not warning signs of the need to act…except for one thing that applies always…

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Overcoming Your Common End Time Fears

By Tim McHyde / March 17, 2017

I would guess you’re not exactly “thrilled” about the end times. Frankly, you may be among those terrified by it. If so, then you’ve come to the right place to find relief and comfort. I’ve prepared this article to help readers work through their most common end times-related fears. You’ll learn you’re not alone—even believers in a “pretrib rapture” fear the end times. Find out what underpins most of these fears so you can defuse them. Through that and some articles linked here, you can replace your fear with comfort in the future like so many of my readers report.

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Does God Curse Those Who Curse Israel Today?

By Tim McHyde / January 13, 2017

Is an ancient covenant God made with Abraham 4000 years ago resulting in blessing or cursing on modern nations when they interact with the State of Israel? Does God curse nations for cursing Israel like United Nations anti-Israel resolutions do? Learn the problems with this prophecy theory and what to look for when it comes to curses of God.

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Is Trump “Cyrus” – His Election a “Miracle of God”?

By Tim McHyde / November 12, 2016

Was Donald Trump’s shocking election victory a “miracle” from God for “such a time as this?” Is Trump “God’s anointed” or “Cyrus” (Isaiah 45) as “prophet” Lance Walnau claims? Will he facilitate a new Jewish Temple like Cyrus did?  Or “restore America” like retired firefighter Mark Taylor’s prophecy says? Let’s discern these prophecies using “a more sure word of prophecy”—the written Bible, and critical thinking.

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Gay Marriage and America’s Judgment in Prophecy

By Tim McHyde / July 10, 2015

Many Christians are upset over the legalization of same-sex marriage in America. Even worse is the fear that gay marriage will bring God’s wrath on America. Before we lose heart over opinions like this, let’s see what the Bible actually says are the reasons for America’s judgment and also why Sodom was judged. Find out the actual reasons for God judging America given in the Book of Revelation.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When You Can’t Understand Prophecy

By Tim McHyde / March 14, 2015

Can Words of knowledge, Christian prophets, popular prophecy books and videos or conspiracy news outlets help you understand what Bible prophecy says or what the future holds? Find out why they only bring more confusion, anxiety and fear to Bible prophecy students—and learn what approach works to understand Bible prophecy directly so you can bypass these unproductive dead ends.

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How to Tell When Events Are Prophetic and How God Speaks Today

By Tim McHyde / May 3, 2014

Is God speaking today through current events? Christian leaders claim he is sending us signs in the heavens and in events on earth. If he is, most Christians don’t want to miss the warnings or instructions these events might convey. But how do we know when a disaster, eclipse, or war is just that, or if God is behind it or trying to tell us something through it? Do we have to pay attention to every new theory by Christian pastors and teachers or does the Bible have everything we need to know. Discover the Biblical pattern of how God communicates warnings to regular people like you and I and why you never have to worry about missing it if you ignore the latest Christian theories.

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Discerning Conspiracy Theories With Bible Prophecy and (Un)Common Sense

By Tim McHyde / July 2, 2013

Do you have friends who bother you with the latest conspiracy theories from YouTube or fringe “insider” websites? Do they leave you worried? If you’re online looking for Bible prophecy understanding, it’s impossible to escape scary conspiracy theories, even some that sound similar to what you read in Bible prophecy. But has end time Bible prophecy begun as the conspiracies seem to prove? Are predictions based on conspiracy theories reliable? Learn why conspiracy theories are not the way God is going to wake up the world, and what Bible prophecy says is his way so you can stop worrying about conspiracy theories.

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