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The Throne of David - September 1, 2014

This month’s article is “Israel and Judah: 2. David as King,” introduced by the “September 2012 Newsletter.” A thought occurred to me. What is the importance of a vicious, seemingly petty king by the name of David, in what many think is a relatively unimportant kingdom called Israel, during the time of Samuel-Kings and Chronicles? Well, God gave great significance to David and his throne when He had His angel Gabriel make an announcement to Mary, telling her she would give birth to Jesus.
 
Was Paul a Heretic - August 15, 2014

QUESTION: Hello David, I have come to believe the salvation of all and many other wonderful things over the past few years, but the big problem with this doctrine is that it comes almost exclusively from the mouth of Paul. I have always taken for granted the truthfulness of his testimony and his apostleship, but a video really threw me for a loop, which has since opened up a big can of worms and sent me all over the internet looking for more on this subject.
 
King Saul's Death - August 1, 2014

This month’s article is the beginning of a series on the history of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. Under King Saul all the tribes were loosely confederated into occasional unity when various crises arose. The “August 2014 Newsletter” will explain more about this new series. Upon the death of King Saul and his eldest son Jonathan, Saul’s heir apparent, David composed a song of lament which praises the two dead men
 
Gihon Temple Discovered !!! - July 17, 2014

Noted Israeli archaeologist Dr. Eli Shukron has admitted and presents evidence that a temple existed at the site of the Gihon Springs. He participated in excavations at the site of the Gihon since 1995. He does not acknowledge that it was an Israelite or Jewish Temple. Nor can he demonstrate at this time that it was a pagan temple, either Jebusite or a later Greek site, or a temple from some other people. Yet he admits that remains of a temple at the Gihon dig site were dated from the 1st Temple era. Below is a reprint of an article by author Frank Turek.
 
Death and Life - July 1, 2014

No epistle of the New Testament, and perhaps no book in all the Holy Scriptures, refers to dying, death, and the dead more than Paul’s epistle to the Romans. “Death,” “die,” “dying,” or “dead” occurs some 69 times in Paul’s message to the Romans. Even when death is not mentioned, death is in the subtext of Romans. Note what the apostle Paul wrote about being conciliated to God, both by the death of God’s Son, and after His resurrection to life.
 
Praying in Jerusalem - June 16, 2014

Ken Klein and I traveled to Israel earlier this month to meet with individuals and groups in Jerusalem that needed to know about the DVD and Dr. Martin’s information about the true site of the Temple. This Commentary describes what we prayed and why.
 
Malachi and Messengers - June 1, 2014

This month’s article is “The Book of Malachi” by Dr. Ernest Martin. The article presents Dr. Martin’s analysis of this last book of the Twelve Minor Prophets. Read first the “June 2014 Newsletter.” Malachi means “messenger.” In this commentary, I focus on the last portion of Malachi, which mentions all too briefly the next messenger, the Elijah to come.
 
More ASK Website Features - May 17, 2014

Last month in the April 16, 2014 Commentary titled “Features on the ASK Website,” I pointed out the several hundred writings, audios, and videos that are on the ASK website. I want to highlight other important features in this Commentary.
 
A Fountain Opened - May 1, 2014

In Dr. Ernest L. Martin’s article for this month, “The Book of Zechariah,” he comments on a passage that I have reflected on for some time. “In that day there shall be A FOUNTAIN OPENED to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness. And it shall come to pass in that day [the same day, not later], says YHWH of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land” (Zechariah 13:1–2). What is that fountain and why is it “opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem”?
 
Features on the ASK Website - April 16, 2014

I want to present an overview of features of the ASK website that many of you may not have realized are there. As of this date, we have much to offer on the ASK website, such as writings, audio presentations and radio shows, and books.
 
It’s a Mystery - April 1, 2014

This month’s article is “The Book of Haggai, Time Prophecies.” First read the “April 2014 Newsletter“ which gives important background material. The article uses the Book of Haggai to explain the mystery of God’s prophecies and how they may seem ambiguous to us and misapplied, when in fact they are precise in their fulfillment. One aspect about our salvation is frequently misunderstood. It also is a mystery. In the movie "Shakespeare in Love" a fictional story is told of how Shakespeare’s play "Romeo and Juliet" came to be written. There is a scene early in the movie which establishes a theme about chaos which is repeated throughout the movie. It also describes our life as human beings.
 
Russia on the Move - March 17, 2014

The nation of Russia has been in the news with its political pressure on the nation of Ukraine. Specifically, as of this date Russian troops have effectively occupied the peninsula of Crimea in the north of the Black Sea. International tensions have increased while political and economic effects are felt in the region and across Europe. This has only slight impact on biblical prophecy.
 
Illegal Israelite Temples - March 1, 2014

This month's article is “The Book of Haggai” by Dr. Ernest L. Martin. The messages from God through the prophet Haggai are about the reconstruction of the Jerusalem Temple after the people of Israel returned from Babylon. You will enjoy Dr. Martin’s analysis. In this Commentary, I want to remind you that other Jewish temples were built which were not legitimate.
 
Visible and Invisible - February 16, 2014

There is an invisible realm. God is invisible to us at present (John 6:46; 1 Timothy 1:17; 1 John 4:12). In fact, the vast majority of God’s creation (physical and spiritual) is invisible to us (Colossians 1:12-17).
 
The End of Strange - February 1, 2014

This month’s article is “Oz Internet Radio Show, Part 2.” It continues my interview by Paul Jamieson and James Westin in October 2013. More strange things are spoken about in this second part of the show. Read first the “February 2014 Newsletter.” In last month’s “January 2014 Newsletter,” I pointed out that several strange topics were discussed and that God’s creation is strange — to us. In this Commentary, I want to demon-strate that in the future nothing will be “strange” to us.
 
Important Questions in Life - January 17, 2014

What are the important questions in life that most of us ask ourselves at some time during our lives? The answers are found in the Bible. These important questions are explained.
 
A Strange World - January 1, 2014

The article for January 2014 is “Oz Internet Radio Show” where I am interviewed by one host in Australia and his co-host in California. The discussion topics are wide-ranging in scope, discussing the important issues of life: the nature of God, the nature of salvation, and the nature of death. Read first the “January 2014 Newsletter.” Strange things are discussed in the interview, and some of these events, supernatural events, are outside our normal lives.
 

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