Author Archives: Jon Gleason

About Jon Gleason

Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes

Isaiah’s Amazing Cyrus Prophecy — “Not for Price nor Reward”

I’ve saved this for the last in this series on the Cyrus prophecy because it has become my favourite part of the prophecy. Isaiah 45:13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he … Continue reading

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Isaiah’s Amazing Cyrus Prophecy — The One True God Against “the gods”

Sometime around the year 700 BC, the prophet Isaiah gave an amazing prophecy, in which he stated that God would use someone named Cyrus to deliver His people from captivity.  This was fulfilled in 536 BC, perhaps 150-160 years later, … Continue reading

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Genesis and the Seven-Day Week

The seven-day week is almost universal, across diverse cultures.  It has no basis in astronomy (or anything else) that anyone can identify. Different cultures vary on almost everything.  What people eat (and how), standards of dress, etiquette, hospitality, all of … Continue reading

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Isaiah’s Amazing Cyrus Prophecy — Not THOSE Gates!

The Bible in the British Museum Welcome to Room 6 of the British Museum!  This picture appears to be taken at a time when the Museum was not open, with the Black Obelisk moved to where it could be in … Continue reading

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Isaiah’s Amazing Cyrus Prophecy — Summary

This is a summary (for the sidebar menu) of a series of posts on some of the details of the prophecies in Isaiah related to Cyrus the Great, the Persian emperor who would be used by God to return the … Continue reading

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The Lamb in Revelation

Some thoughts from last Sunday evening, for those who weren’t there. The name “Jesus” with His title “Christ” occurs exactly seven times in the Book of Revelation.  Five of those seven are in the first chapter.  The last is in … Continue reading

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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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