rapture

Joyous Participation—Bright Anticipation

(Read Part 1) This was the miracle about which the angel spoke when he said concerning Mary, And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins. (Matt. 1:21) In the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, deity touched humanity and, from that moment on, no person can doubt the love of God. The love of God was forever presented to man in the coming, the life, the death, the [...]

The Rapture of the Church: A Premillennial Issue

Editor’s Note: Dr. Ron J. Bigalke is the author of the brand new book, When? The Biblical Timing for Prophetic Fulfillment, from Dispensational Publishing House. The book is now available for presale, and it has the potential to become a go-to resource for years to come in the realm of eschatology—for students in the classroom and pastors in the study, as well as committed Christians who simply desire to know more about how the future will unfold. Although the focus of the [...]

We Must Emphasize Prophecy—to the Extent that Scripture Emphasizes It

(Read Part 1) We continue our discussion about ministry philosophy and the temptation to compromise with regard to it. I want to challenge pastors and spiritual leaders to think deeply about these issues—and not go down that road of compromise. Last time we began looking at nine troubling ideas in this regard. The first of those was: There is a tendency to reach the youth at the expense of the truth. We often hear the plea to tone down truth because of [...]

The Seal of Victory

(Read Part 2) The Change When the Lord Jesus comes for His church at the time of the rapture, the bodies of believers will “put on immortality” (1 Cor. 15:54). This body of humiliation and limitation wastes away. It dies and goes into the grave. But 1 Corinthians 15 has the body in view, not the soul. When the believer is resurrected at the coming of Christ, he will be given an immortal body. What a tremendous expectation! We are hampered by [...]

‘The Middle East Meltdown’ on ‘Prophecy Watchers’

Editor's Note: Dr. Andy Woods is the author of Dispensational Publishing House's very first published volume, The Middle East Meltdown. Andy first appeared on the television program Prophecy Watchers with host Gary Stearman late in 2016 to talk about his new book. Then he was back on the program just recently to speak further about the issues behind the book. We have updated this post in that light and trust that you will find both of these interviews to be enlightening and encouraging. And the word of [...]

An Instantaneous Transformation

(Read Part 1) Resurrection No Mystery The Old Testament saints believed in a resurrection. Therefore, when Paul wrote about it to New Testament believers, he was not revealing a mystery. Hebrews 11:17-19 tells us that Abraham was directed to offer his son as a sacrifice. He obeyed, . . . concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead. And Joseph believed in the resurrection of the body. Just before his death, he said to his brethren, God [...]

No Church in the Old Testament

The true church of Jesus Christ is a mystery! It is not an organization but an organism, living and vitally connected to its risen Head, the Lord Jesus. Paul wrote these astounding words in Ephesians 3 to announce that God had revealed a new truth to him: How that by revelation He made known to me the mystery . . . which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit [...]

An Interview on Bible Prophecy with Dr. J. B. Hixson

Editor’s Note: Following is a short interview with Dr. J. B. Hixson in which we go deeper on issues related to Bible prophecy and the nations. For greater context, you can go back and read the major interview with Hixson which we featured previously in our series called A Dispensational Discourse. J. B. is a great friend of Dispensational Publishing House, and it is our joy to announce that his daily radio program, called "Not By Works," will soon be a regular part of [...]

The Third and Fourth Seal Judgments: The Black and Pale Horses

(Read Part 23) We remind ourselves again that the four main categories of tribulation judgments are the seal judgments, the trumpet judgments, the thunder judgments and the bowl judgments. The judgments become progressively harsher during the seven-year tribulation period. Jesus discussed the progressive nature of the tribulation judgments in His powerful, prophetic instruction to His disciples in the Olivet Discourse (Matt. 24-25). Remember that you can review the progression of these judgments by studying the chart found below. We are currently in [...]

The First and Second Seal Judgments: The White and Red Horses

(Read Part 22) The four main categories of tribulation judgments are the seal judgments, the trumpet judgments, the thunder judgments and the bowl judgments. The judgments become progressively harsher during the seven-year tribulation period. Jesus discussed the progressive nature of the tribulation judgments in His powerful, prophetic instruction to His disciples in the Olivet Discourse (Matt. 24-25). You can review this progression of these judgments by means of the chart below. We will be expanding upon this distinctly dispensational doctrine of the birthing [...]