Author Archives: Jon Gleason

About Jon Gleason

Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes

Isaiah’s Amazing Cyrus Prophecy — “The Hidden Treasures”

I’ve been writing on Isaiah’s prophecy of Cyrus the Great, the Persian emperor who God used to restore the Jews to the Promised Land.  In Isaiah chapters 40-48, there are a series of prophecies which would not have been understood … Continue reading

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Sadly Others May Do That (but YOU better NOT)

This is not what you are supposed to do with a police car, especially from THAT department. 🙂 For some reason, the picture reminded me of a Scripture verse. The verse?  One that all pastors should heed. I Corinthians 9:27 … Continue reading

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“A Fish is a Fish….”

It’s the bane of preachers, or at least this preacher.  You get going on saying something, and the words just don’t come out quite right. Yesterday, I was discussing Genesis 1:24: And God said, Let the earth bring forth the … Continue reading

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Isaiah’s Amazing Cyrus Prophecy — “A Ravenous Bird from the East”

I’ve been writing on Isaiah’s prophecy of Cyrus the Great, the Persian emperor who God used to restore the Jews to the Promised Land.  In Isaiah chapters 40-48, there are a series of prophecies which would not have been understood … Continue reading

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Isaiah’s Amazing Cyrus Prophecy — “The Gates Shall Not Be Shut”

In Isaiah 44-45, written around 700 BC, Isaiah the prophet, writing as he was moved by the Holy Spirit (II Peter 1:21), named the Persian emperor who would come to power and conquer Babylon more than 150 years later.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Isaiah’s Amazing Cyrus Prophecy — The Context in Isaiah

In Isaiah 39, written around 700 BC, King Hezekiah of Judah was told that his people and his sons would go into captivity in Babylon.  Beginning in Isaiah 40, Isaiah prophesies the deliverance from that captivity, a prophecy fulfilled around … Continue reading

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Bible in the British Museum — British Museum Links

My “Bible in the British Museum” series (series summary here) has a lot of links to the British Museum website.  Whenever I have used one of their pictures the picture itself is a link to their site, as well as … Continue reading

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