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  1. 2013: What Will It Be Like? | United Church of God

    Most also thought the next 10 years would bring a mixture of opportunity and troubles. One person wrote: "My answer to this question is really heart-filled. I am going to be baptized next month. I realize that this world is only temporary. ... In 2013 I will be 25 years old. I plan on being finished with college by then. I want to be an ...

  2. The Law of the Jubilee - Part 3 - United Church of God

    But when we come down to verses 15 and 16 in this section of the law (Leviticus 25:15-16 Leviticus 25:15-16 [15] According to the number of years after the jubilee you shall buy of your neighbor, and according to the number of years of the fruits he shall sell to you: [16] According to the multitude of years you shall increase the price thereof ...

  3. The Great White Throne Judgment: A Biblical Mystery Explained

    Jesus Christ's next statement is even clearer and more specific. ... But a thousand years beforehand, at the time of Christ's second coming, true Christians will be resurrected to eternal spirit life as the firstfruits of God's salvation. ... [Israel]; for this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins'" (Romans 11:25-27 Romans 11 ...

  4. Bible Prophecy and You: Amazing Examples of Prophecies Already ...

    The 70-year span refers to multiple things: a 70-year duration of the Babylonian Empire, a 70-year captivity of Judah before some returned and a 70-year period without a functioning temple in Jerusalem. These are not all the same 70 years, but they greatly overlap. (To learn more, search for “Seventy Years; Judgment on the Nations”.)

  5. Krakatoa-Preparing for the Future? | United Church of God

    The next explosion was in 1680 and was witnessed by several ships' captains. They reported the mountaintop smoking and belching fire. But the smoke stopped, and the island occasionally issued small wisps of cloud and smoke for the next 200 years. Early on the morning of Thursday, May 10, 1883, things changed.

  6. End-Time Prophecy 101: Outline of Revelation - United Church of God

    And one of them is the Olivet Prophecy, Matthew 24 and 25. When we look at Mathew 24 and 25, Jesus gives us this just little glimpse into what it's going to be like before He returns. ... They both last three and a half years. The next event we talked about was the woman in Revelation 12 being taken to a place in the wilderness. Remember, the ...

  7. The Four Empires of Daniel's Prophecies - United Church of God

    Among the Jewish captives taken from Judah and exiled to Babylon was a young man whose Hebrew name was Daniel, renamed Belteshazzar by the Babylonians (Daniel 1:1-7 Daniel 1:1-7 [1] In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Jerusalem, and besieged it.[2] And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of ...

  8. How Can We Cope in a World of Rapid Change?

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 37.1 million Americans changed residences in 2009, up from 35.2 million in 2008. In a five-year period, between 40 and 50 percent of Americans will change addresses. Increasingly, these are out-of-state moves.

  9. Can You Break the Cycle of Generational Dysfunction?

    Almost 2,000 years later Jesus Christ, a direct descendant of Abraham, would be born to atone for all sin and offer eternal life to all mankind. The entire world came to be blessed through Abraham because of his willingness to break with the patterns of past generations and embark on a new way of life revealed by God.

  10. Jesus' Warning to "Watch": Just What Did He Mean?

    American King James Version ×. , the meaning of "watch" is primarily physical. Jesus was chiding the disciples for not remaining awake during the hour preceding His arrest. But what Jesus next said to Peter had a deeper, spiritual meaning: "Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation.