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When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains: let him that is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house: neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. Matthew 24:15-18 Jesus spoke of various signs of His second coming, such as false Christs and false prophets; wars and rumors of war, with nation arising against nation; wickedness, hatred, and betrayals, even...

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Rev. Hanko is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. As has been pointed out before, the destruction of Jerusalem and the persecution that the Jews experienced at that time are a type of the great tribulation that comes at the end of the ages just before the return of our Lord. The word “tribulation” means literally “pressure,” like a boa constrictor encircling itself around its victim and slowly tightening the pressure to crush him to death. Or we might use the example of a straitjacket with sharp points, used as an instrument of torture in times past to...

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Rev. VanBaren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. We have been inundated with news of the flooding of the Mississippi River and its tributaries the past several months. We have seen the pictures, over and over again, of homes washed away, of possessions destroyed, of croplands covered with water. We are told that, as far as damage is concerned, this flood has been the most costly disaster in the history of our country. It is said that, this is the kind of flood that might strike once every 500 years. Some have described it as a...

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Rev. VanBaren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. One thing that has attracted the attention of the nation in recent months is the dinosaur. Not only has the evolutionist continued his theorizing concerning the subject, but a popular movie has caught the imagination of the nation. The movie is, of course, in our estimation, out of bounds for the Christian. Yet the movie has generated much additional hype concerning dinosaurs. Little children want models of these beasts. Popular eating places offer mugs or other toys as enticement to come to their establishments. Cartoon characters portraying the...

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Rev. VanBaren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. The closing prayer of Scripture is found in Revelation 22:20: “He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” The prayer appears to be misleading. Uttered nearly 2,000 years ago, it has not yet been fulfilled. What then was Christ’s meaning when He declared, “Surely I come quickly”? Some claim that the writer misunderstood or else wrongly anticipated the soon return of the Lord. Yet Christ speaks. His Word is true. The quick return of Christ must not be understood in terms...

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Rev. VanBaren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. We read in Revelation 9:1-12 of the locusts that come out of the bottomless pit. A horrible, terrifying picture is presented. Read the passage carefully. For those who would seek an extensive treatment of the passage, I would urge them to read Behold, He Cometh, chapter 21, written by the Rev. Herman Hoeksema. These locusts come forth because of the blowing of the fifth trumpet. Recall that Revelation presents first seven seals. Seven trumpets come forth from the seventh seal. Then follow seven vials or bowls out of the seventh...

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Rev. Hanko is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to show him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of...

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Rev. Hanko is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. And Jesus answered and said unto them: Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Matthew 24:4, 5 As they were leaving the holy city Jesus’ disciples were deeply disturbed by the Lord’s powerful indictment upon Jerusalem and its inhabitants, since He had declared in no uncertain terms that Jerusalem would be destroyed and Israel as a nation would cease to exist. Likely they were discussing all these things among themselves, for when they reached...

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Rev. Hanko is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. Matthew 24:6 Ever since the fall of our first parents in Paradise, the world has been at war. The disobedience of Adam and Eve and their alliance with Satan by eating of the forbidden tree already created between the two of them a strained relationship which could only be healed by grace. God had put enmity between the seed of...

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Rev. Hanko is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. And there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Matthew 24:7b And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and...

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