Is the Pre-Trib Rapture Supported in the Old Testament?

There are differing views when it comes to the placement of the rapture in the framework of end-time events. Some believe Scripture teaches a pre-trib (before the tribulation period) rapture, while others teach a mid-trib (in the middle of the 7 year tribulation period) rapture, and some teach a post-trib (at the end of the […]

A Month-Long Birthpain

Say what?!

On the heels of the Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017, we’ve seen one natural disaster after another. Hurricane’s Harvey and Irma hit Texas and Florida—both record breaking events. Hurricane Maria devastated several island countries including Puerto Rico where the entire country is now without power. If three monster hurricanes hitting US and US […]

The Practical Prophecy Podcast: Episode 4

What is the rapture? Part 2

In this week’s episode of P3, Brian and I continue our discussion about the rapture of the Church. We define the doctrine of imminence, discuss types of the rapture in the Old Testament, ancient Jewish wedding traditions (and how they relate to the rapture), and much more.  

The Top 3 Things That Keep People from Studying Bible Prophecy

On this question from the recent survey I sent out, participants could choose more than one answer. These were the top three choices by far. Most other reasons were under 5%. These results were eye opening to me in terms of knowing what posts to write, resources to develop, and what books to recommend. They […]

Is Bible Prophecy a Distraction to Real Ministry?

5 Reasons Bible Prophecy Is Extremely Relevant Today

I just got back from a Mission trip to Haiti last night. If you’re not familiar with the conditions there, they are terrible. Everything there is broken. The government, the culture, the land, the economy, the health of the people. Everything. It’s almost as if the land itself if cursed. Even satellite images like the […]

Important Bible Prophecy Survey!

Take the survey now! Please help me better serve you with relevant content and resources by taking this quick (5 minute) survey to let me know what areas of Bible prophecy you would like to know more about. If you are ready to take the survey, click here! Thanks in advance for you help. Feel free […]

Three Easy Rules to Help You Study Prophecy

Studying the Book of Revelation is intimidating and it does take some intentional work to understand it. But, it’s no where near as intimidating as you think if you keep three rules in mind (covered in detail below).  My goal with this blog is to make complex things simple in regards to end-times theology and understanding. I […]

This Should Wake the Bride!

Geopolitical Convergence

In Jeff Kinley’s amazing book, Wake the Bride: Facing These Last Days with Your Eyes Wide Open, he uses a personal story as an analogy for how to study prophecy and understand our times. Kinley shares a story about a hiking trip he took to view a 60 year old airforce plane crash site. The crash […]

EXPERT INTERVIEW: Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas and his wife Denita founded God1st.org in 2009 and have been coming along side churches to help them teach on various topics including Salvation, Christian Living, Bible Prophecy, the Biblical mandate and Importance of Blessing Israel, Marriage and Family, and Social and Moral Issues among other topics. Brian has taught at several national prophecy conferences, […]

5 Keys to Understanding the Book of Revelation: KEY# 5

KEY#5: THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF THE TRIBULATION PERIOD IS ISRAEL, NOT THE CHURCH Previous Keys: (1.) Start With The Book of Daniel  (2.) Interpret Revelation Literally  (3.) The Symbols Are Easier To Understand Than You Think  (4.) Revelation is Written Chronologically As I mentioned in a previous key, if the book of Revelation is seen as merely allegory, then it has no […]