An Alphabetical Analysis
Volume 9 - Prophetic Truth - Page 171 of 223
Hosea 3:4,5.
'The children of Israel shall abide many days
without a king, and without a prince, and
without a sacrifice, and without an image, and
without an ephod, and without teraphim:
afterward shall the children of Israel retur
and seek the Lord their God, and David their
king; and shall fear the Lord and His goodness
in the latter days'.
Luke 21:24
'Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the
Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be
Such prophecies as that of Matthew 24, and the eight parables of
Matthew 13 are of great importance, while the oft -quoted Psalm 110 reveals
the expectant attitude of Christ Himself while He waits the appointed time
for His Coronation.  (See Coming of the Lord8; and Parable3).
Prophecy has a twofold aspect, and relates to a future time of
evil prosperity and a consequent woe; also to a time of great blessing; both
to take place in the earth (Isa. 2:6 -9; Rev. 17; Ezek. 2:9,10; Isa. 2;5; 35;
40; 50, etc.).  This twofold aspect is implied in the watchman's answer:
'Watchman, what of the night? ... The morning cometh, and also the
night' (Isa. 21:11,12).
Prophecy is a 'light that shineth in a dark place ... until the day
dawn and the Day star arise'.
Some of the principal subjects of Prophecy are, apart from those
to do with Israel,
'The revival of eastern countries by means of godless western
civilization and in connection with this the evil prosperity of
the Jews in their establishment as a nation in Palestine in
unbelief'.  We have quoted this from the writings of B. W.
Newton, written about seventy years ago, and live to see its
fulfilment approaching.
An apostasy or falling away from revealed truth, a period of
deception brought about by doctrines of demons, leading up to the
revelation of the Man of Sin and the coming to the surface of the
Mystery of Iniquity.  This infidel King and False Messiah will
make a covenant and treaty with the Jews for seven years, but at
the end of three years and a half, he will break his agreement
and demand that his image shall be set up in the temple and
worshipped, when the great tribulation will ensue (Zech. 5:5 -11;
2 Thess. 2:3,4; Dan. 9:27; Rev. 13:15).
At the time of the end, there shall be ten kings, set forth in
symbol by the ten toes of the image of Daniel 2:42, and by the
ten horns of Daniel 7:24.  These kings will be subordinate to the
great antichristian Despot (Rev. 17:12,13).
The Babylon of Revelation 17 and 18 is the Babylon of Jeremiah 50
and 51 and a comparison of these two descriptions will prove that
they refer to the same cities and powers, and so of necessity