Archive for September, 2016

Hearing But Not Obeying

What God is speaking about here in Ezekiel though are those people who have actually no intention of allowing the worship, the preaching or anything else actually change them. They go into a worship service with that attitude. For them, it’s simply another social event and they are not interested in being changed by the truth they hear, whether in song or spoken word. These people go to church and simply put on the face they believe they should have on. They are friendly to a fault, seemingly overjoyed to be in “church,” and spend a good amount of time chatting with people, laughing with them as though they haven’t seen them in months, and they pay careful (outward) attention to sermon. They have no intention of being changed by it because they listen only with their ears, not with their will and heart. They desire no change therefore they see no change.

Continue Reading September 15, 2016 at 8:15 AM 2 comments

Genesis: Book of Beginnings

Genesis is the book of “beginnings,” which is the translation of the Hebrew Bereshith. The Septuagint version uses “Genesis,” which means generation of origination. It is the first book of the Penteteuch, or “five scrolls.” Genesis represents the first written words of God to humanity. In it, we begin to see God’s power and His plan once it becomes clear that humanity chose (as did Lucifer/Satan), to rebel against God’s plan. As we move through God’s Word, the reasons why God gave some of His creatures free will becomes clear even though it meant that they would ultimately rebel, causing God to put into place a system of redemption whereby people could embrace salvation and reject hell. This choice exists today and yet, few take it.

Continue Reading September 14, 2016 at 10:06 PM

Bible Summary: Overview of the Old Testament

Together, the 37 individual books make up the entire Old Testament of the English Bible. In order to appreciate the chronological history of the Hebrew nation (prior to even becoming the Hebrew nation), until the Inter-testamental period, it is important to gain a solid understanding of each of these eleven chronological books; their themes, the period they cover and how they connect. Once these are understood, then the blanks can be filled in so to speak with the complementary, wisdom and prophetic books.

Continue Reading September 7, 2016 at 11:11 AM

Bible Summary from Genesis to Revelation: About

In the Old Testament, we learn how God began to unveil His plan of redemption by creating a special and peculiar people He would later call Israel. This specially created nation was intended to be a “light” or witness to the rest of the world of God’s goodness and justice. It was to be attractive enough so that people from other nations would want to join themselves to Israel so that they too, could become part of the “covenant” people that God had created. While we know that this did not work itself out as was ideally intended (because of Israel’s consistent and continued failure), God’s plan of redemption continued, moving onward.

Continue Reading September 6, 2016 at 7:23 AM 2 comments

Rolling Toward Reparations for Slavery

There is one huge difference between the persecution that God allowed in the past and the coming Tribulation/Great Tribulation of the future. The coming Tribulation is all about God pouring out His wrath on humanity for their continued rejection of Him and their constant rebellion and proliferation of evil. Just as it was in the days of Noah and just as it was in the days of Lot, God poured out His wrath then on a rebellious and disobedient society that refused to bow the knee to Almighty God. Those events foreshadowed the final pouring out of God’s wrath throughout the globe in what I believe is the near future and is called the Tribulation/Great Tribulation.

Continue Reading September 2, 2016 at 7:07 AM 2 comments

Do You Remember When You Could Buy Things at Stores?

Brick and mortar stores are having a hard time not only stocking items, but continuing to remain open. I’ve seen many, many hobby shops go out of business because they cannot compete with the low overheard costs of online stores like Amazon. In fact, a guy can open up his own model and toy shop on the ‘Net and just keep everything in his garage. If he has a great-looking, easy to use website, he’ll attract business. For brick and mortar stores, people normally have to go inside them. They look around and decide if and what they’ll buy. Having an online presence also cuts back on shoplifting as it’s extremely difficult to steal from an online store. People still try using stolen credit cards, but usually, their found out before the item(s) ship.

Continue Reading September 1, 2016 at 11:51 AM

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