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G. H. Pember's excellent guide to Biblical prophecies has a central purpose: to demonstrate that prophecies must be understood in the here and now, not consigned to esoteric mystery.
</br> Upon these pages, Pember adeptly identifies and discusses the various prophets revealed to humanity in the Bible. One may identify aspects of the prophecy which are already manifest, thousands of years since God first revealed these events to people. Rather than be cast aside or ignored, Pember ignites with faith the message of every prophecy, so that it may shine and be understood by modern believers.
</br> Setting the tone in his introduction, Pember presents an excellent overview of the Biblical prophecies. Explanations of God's seven dispensations and their distinct purpose relating to Man's place on Earth, are detailed. Following this, Pember identifies three major strains or lines of prophetic wisdom, and discusses the chronological arrangement of the mystical elements in the Bible, concluding with a guide to readers on interpreting and recognizing the supernatural in the modern world.
</br> This book is split into three principle parts:
</br> The first concerns the Gentiles, whom Pember identifies as the first people to receive numerous great prophecies whose telling survives in the ancient lore. Here Pember explains the mysteries of Babylon; for instance the Beasts of the Earth and Sea, the dream-visions of Nebuchadnezzar, and the prophecy of Balaam.
</br> The second part sees Pember turn his focus to the Jews. After introducing the significance of Israel, particular attention given is to the Book of Daniel and the Seventy Weeks. The concluding chapters turn to the New Testament, examining the words of Jesus Christ as they appear in the Book of Matthew.
</br> Finally, Pember turns to the Church. This part is divided according to the prophetic insights readers may gain from various texts of the Bible. A detailed examination of various parables ensues, wherein Pember discusses their connection to the fate of the church and its adherents. Ephesians, Laodicea, Philadelphia, and others are inspected. Major themes concerning the church include the apocalypse, rapture, and appearance of the Lord.
</br> A superb scholar of the Bible in 19th and early 20th century England, G. H. Pember spent his entire career preaching and spreading the word of God in the Plymouth Brethren movement. His able explanations of theology once deemed unsuitable for Christians without formal education in the Bible made his writings popular and appreciated in England, the United States and elsewhere.
</br> This edition of The Great Prophecies contains the five original tables which Pember appended to better explain the more complex prophetic revelations. Also included are the original notes, conveniently placed at the conclusion of each chapter.