The Ark And The 2nd Temple

Q. Thank you for this site.  What happened to Aaron’s rod and the manna in the ark of the covenant (1 Kings 8:9)?

Also, I read somewhere that the Roman general Titus entered the Holy of Holies before the second temple was destroyed and was surprised because all he found was an empty room.  The account I read by Josephus, however, simply states that a Roman soldier threw a torch at the temple, and it went up in flames.  I figure that Titus wouldn’t have been struck dead because God’s glory had already departed.  What are your thoughts on these? Continue reading…

Another Sabbath Year?

Q. Thank you for letting your light shine. I believe your ministry is a beacon of light for believers to see so they can stay the course!

As we can all see, the course is coming to a very sudden end. My question is about sabbatical cycles. I recently heard that Daniels 70th week has to start at the beginning of a sabbatical week. This year was the beginning of a sabbatical cycle so if it didn’t start this year, the soonest it could start would be in another 7 years. At the rate that prophecy is being fulfilled on a daily basis, I can’t see this dragging out another 7 years? Any opinion? Continue reading…

Understanding Isaiah

Q. I have heard it said that Isaiah has 66 books and that they are each a summary of the same numbered book in the bible. For instance the first book of Isaiah summarizes the book of Genesis. What are you thoughts on this subject. I have read Isaiah and have found that it does indeed mention Sodom and Gomorrah. But it does not seem to summarize it? Continue reading…

The Jordan Of Death

Q. I heard a pastor I respect very much say that Jordan means death & judgement.  I have not been able to verify this and looking it up in Strong’s numbers it means “descender”.  Can you help? Continue reading…

Dual Covenant Theology

Q. I do not believe in Dual Covenant Theology.  Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6  I believe the scriptures say that Jesus raised the old testament Jewish saints with Him when He ascended to Heaven.  So they are already there.  The Messianic Jews are part of the church.  So they are saved.  The scriptures also say that God has a covenant with the Jews and Israel.  Although the church age Jews refuse to acknowledge Jesus as their Savior and therefore, are not saved, God has given them back the land of Israel.  Has He done this so He can save the remnant of Jews that come to believe during the tribulation?  Is it because Jerusalem is the Holy Land and the Jews have been chosen to protect it?  Is it because, although they refuse to accept Jesus, God will always keep his covenant with them as God’s people, along with the church, whether they believe in Jesus or not? Like I said, I do not believe in Dual Covenant Theology because Jesus tells us it isn’t true, but it is confusing.  Please explain Continue reading…

Why Did Josiah Do It?

Q. I have a question about 2 Chronicles 35:20-21, why did King Josiah go out to fight against Pharaoh Neco? From my understanding the Lord was behind and even commanding Neco in this battle against Carchemish…why would Josiah get involved? Continue reading…

Jepthah And His Daughter

Q. Could you help me better understand Judges 11; specifically, Judges 11: 30 – 40.  I simply cannot comprehend God allowing Jepthah to offer up his only daughter as a burnt offering.  What is the message of this chapter?  Thank you in advance for your help. Continue reading…

Is God A Killer?

Q. A question that I’ve been stumbling to answer or comprehend is the fact that the Old Testament sometimes label God as a killer. We hear of many events where God would kill the nations that were fighting the Israelites. From these events people conclude that our God is the killer, that makes me unease. Is our God really a killer, based on these story in the Old Testament? Continue reading…

More On Healing

Q. It is my understanding that when Jesus said to his disciples, ” You have not because you ask not …” the request had to be made with the right motive which would be guided by being in the will of God. Due to my deficiency in omniscience, I can’t know what God’s will is for me in every situation of my life … I don’t know who around me will be affected by my choices (good or bad). I confess my sins and ask His forgiveness knowing He is faithful and just to cleanse me of all unrighteousness. I do that to remove any barrier that stands between God and me. Therefore when my prayers go unanswered, I have to assume that I was asking for something out of impure motives or asking for something that is not in line with His will and then I have to depend on the fact that He knows what is best for me. What if I asked for a snake believing it is a fish or a stone while thinking it was an egg? He, being the loving father that he is would not grant those requests. Am I wrong in that belief? Continue reading…