When the LORD first spoke through Hosea, the LORD said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry and have children of harlotry; for the land commits flagrant harlotry, forsaking the LORD.” (Hosea 1:2) Several of the commentaries on Hosea make an interesting point about Hosea’s relationship with his wife Gomer. At face value, the phrase “take to yourself a wife of harlotry” doesn’t say specifically when the […]
Now the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah, so that he passed through Gilead and Manasseh; then he passed through Mizpah of Gilead, and from Mizpah of Gilead he went on to the sons of Ammon. Jephthah made a vow to the LORD and said, “If You will indeed give the sons of Ammon into my hand, then it shall be that whatever comes out of the doors of […]
For most of my life, I thought “Word of God” was synonymous with “scripture” or “Bible”. One day I felt compelled to study the use of Word of God within the text, and slowly but surely my mind was changed. There were clear examples where something else seemed to be happening, right from the beginning: Then behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This man will not […]
Growing up I was taught that once you were saved, you were saved forever and could not lose your salvation, but over the years I’ve found too many verses that don’t seem to support this view. I agree a lot of verses do talk about pretenders, but there are a few more that seem to talk about people rejecting the Spirit after having received it. Here is an example from […]
“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings.” Malachi 4:2 The worship of the Sun (Sol) was indigenous to the Romans, who had a temple to Sol Indiges on the Quirinal that was said to have been established by Tatius, king of the Sabines, the first inhabitants of the hill who, after the rape of the Sabine women, reconciled with […]
The most common analogy I see in the Bible describing the relationship between God and the church is that of the marriage covenant. And, it makes a lot of sense when I view it like this. Recently married myself, I have spent a lot of time thinking about how to nurture a relationship with my wife. I find myself coming back to love and commitment. I would say these are […]
Some make a convincing case that the seven headed beast, mark of the beast, tribulation, and coming in the clouds already happened in 1st century with the destruction of the Temple. Written to audiences about 2000 years ago “Children, it is THE LAST HOUR; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.” […]
Shout to the lord! Minimalistic UK style. from vitaminftheband on GodTube. My Jesus, my Saviour Lord there is none like You All of my days I want to praise The wonders of Your mighty love My comfort, my shelter Tower of refuge and strength Let every breath, all that I am Never cease to worship You Shout to the Lord All the Earth, let us sing Power and majesty Praise […]
Personally I’m of the opinion it should be localized to whatever locale you are in if possible. So I look for New Moons locally and this can affect the date of holidays in the continental United States.
“And it shall be from new moon to new moon And from sabbath to sabbath,All mankind will come to bow down before Me.” – Isaiah 66:23 New Moon Watch New Moon Watch
A lot of people understandably think the Bible and prophecy in particular is linear. In other words, they think once a prophecy is fulfilled, that scripture only has historical value after that and it is replaced by the events that fulfilled it. This is simply a misunderstanding, and is easily shown to be so. If you have a Bible that points out quotes (the NASB does a nice job of […]
Some of the best Biblical messages I’ve heard about prayer. These are by Adrian Rogers, former President of the Southern Baptist Convention. The Principles of Prayer How to Get on Praying Ground Six Keys to Answered Prayer The Prayer Life of the Lord Jesus The Greatest Prayer Ever Prayed Mighty Prayer Questions & Answers About Prayer 35 minutes (16MB) 34 minutes (16MB) 38 minutes (18MB) 32 minutes (15MB) 39 minutes […]
Teaching about Biblical allusions by Ray Vander Laan. There are times when Jesus quotes a verse that it carries more meaning because his intended audience knows the scriptures so well they know what comes before and after the quoted verse. Many more teachings by RVL can be found here: Jewish Thought Archaeology Visit Ray Vander Laan’s website for more information.
Hold on Is this really the life I’m living? Cause I don’t feel like I deserve it Every day that I wake, every breath that I take you’ve given So right here, right now While the sun is shining down I wanna live like there’s no tomorrow Love like I’m on borrowed time It’s good to be alive, yeah Hold on If the life that we’ve been given Is made […]
“…for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.” -told to Moses a long time ago, New International Version of the Holy Bible, Exodus 20:5-6 “Love the Lord your God with all your […]
Exegesis of Colossians-ii-13-17 And although you were dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, he quickened [you] together with himself, forgiving us all the trespasses, blotting out the handwriting with the decrees which was against us, which was an adversary to us, and he removed it from the midst, nailing it to the cross. Having spoiled the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them […]