An end before the End

– Part 3 of a series: Is this the end?   Salvation distress and glory for the Jew first To the Jews were given, ‘the adoption as sons … the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the […]

Satan bound for a thousand years

The events described in Revelation 20 and their placement in the sequence of end-time events are difficult and controversial.  A messenger comes from heaven and binds Satan for a thousand years. (Most English translations use ‘angel’ where the Hebrew and Greek texts read ‘messenger’.) Who is the messenger? Malachi prophesied:  suddenly the Lord you are seeking will […]

Who are the 144,000 in Revelation?

lees hierdie in Afrikaans “Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I […]


A simple outline of prophecy as it has unfolded to bring about God’s plan of redemption. And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises […]

The Millennium Part 3 – Gog and Magog

“There are more things in heaven and on earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” William Shakespeare Things seen and things unseen Before proceeding to the concluding subjects of the study of Revelation chapter 20 – the battle of Gog and Magog and the final judgement which takes place before the new heaven […]

The Millennium (Part two) – the First Resurrection and the Second Death

An exposition of Revelation chapter 20 “I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and […]

When will these things happen – Matthew 24 and the vindication of Messiah

‘Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “I tell you the truth, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” As Jesus was sitting on […]

Taken up in Glory

‘Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory’ (1 Timothy 3:16) Forty days after Jesus suffered and died as the prophets foretold, and was raised […]

The Millennium (Part One) – the thousand years and the Binding of Satan

An exposition of Revelation Chapter 20 And I [John] saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. He threw him into […]


MGN Conference 2008 This paper was prepared for the MGN conference on “ISRAEL IN THE LAST DAYS – a critical look at popular views of the end times.” The topic was advertised as follows: The desolation of Jerusalem and the prophecies of Matthew 24 and Daniel 9. Will two-thirds of the Jews perish in a […]