Posts filed under ‘israel’

Lessons From Ruth

However, though the times were spiritually disconsolate, there were blessings for some people who had not cast God off. Because of that overall spiritual void though, it is understandable (yet still wrong), that Naomi (the mother-in-law of Ruth), felt completely abandoned by God after her husband died and then her two grown, married sons also died, leaving her and her two daughters-in-law widows. Naomi believed God’s hand was against her because of the deaths of the men (v 13). Isn’t that like us? When bad things happen, we are often tempted to think God has not only left us, but is punishing us for something. Certainly, He could be chastising us for unconfessed sin. Yet, the more we know about how God works (through Scripture), the more we know that this is not always the case (i.e. Joseph in Genesis).

Continue Reading March 23, 2021 at 1:27 PM 2 comments

Focusing on the Future, Pt 11

At any rate, all I can strongly suggest is that the Bible becomes the main book read each and every day. All throughout the Old Testament, it is very clear that the emphasis was on what God had said to Moses and was later written down by him so that the people could constantly go over His Words with a fine-tooth comb and do what that Word said, and do it from the heart. Unfortunately, as we know, this rarely happened with Israel in the Old Testament and by the time, Jesus arrived on the scene physically, there was even less of it happening. His was an uphill battle from start to finish, but finish He did!

Continue Reading March 21, 2021 at 6:05 PM 2 comments

Judges: How Low Can They Go?

Many of the 14 judges are simply named and only noting how long they judged. Not much more is provided. There are a few judges with whom the Scriptures elaborates and provides a great many details, like Deborah and Barak, Samson, Gideon and a few others. In almost all cases, the Lord reminds us that “the people did evil in the sight of the Lord” and it was usually the time between each judge. As soon as a judge dies, the people fell back into their evil ways so God raises another judge. As noted, this was before Israel had any human kings at all (and this statement also implies Israel did not see God as their King), and the people constantly did what was right in their own eyes. In other words, anarchy was the result.

Continue Reading March 18, 2021 at 12:24 PM 6 comments

Discerning the Times: Truth for Christians

Ironside clearly enunciates the truth of Scripture and proves that while our lives should continually improve because of our standing and position before Christ and the progress that we are to make as we daily surrender to Him, the fact remains that those caught up in some form of holiness movement become either entirely hypocritical or have some type of breakdown and/or falling away from the faith. This belief that we can reach a state of absolute pure and consistent holiness without ever again sinning is not taught in Scripture and Ironside explains that very clearly.

Continue Reading March 11, 2021 at 1:49 PM 4 comments

What is Repentance Unto Salvation?

What is repentance? What is it supposed to be “feel” like if feelings play any part? What is supposed to prompt a person to do? Is repentance and “once for all” issue that happens prior to embracing salvation? Is repentance something that Christians should exercise throughout their lives?

Continue Reading February 24, 2021 at 1:55 PM 4 comments

God’s Coming Great Reset, Pt 4

Satan’s real goal is to use the cabal as a fake target that will appear to be defeated by Antichrist, who will hit a grand slam with the people of this world by overcoming the cabal. The world will see Antichrist as the “second coming of Jesus” at that point, who, with force took out the cabal. No wonder they’ll all praise Antichrist and follow him anywhere even willingly taking the “mark” to show their love for and loyalty to him.

Continue Reading February 18, 2021 at 2:30 PM 8 comments

Why Was Moses So Humble?

Moses was truly humble because there is only one time that the Scriptures highlight where Moses relied on himself to handle the situation (after he was chosen by God). Just one time and it is found in the second instance of getting water from the rock (an image of Jesus our Rock). The first instance is found in Exodus 17:1-16. There, the people are upset (what’s new?), and Moses strikes the rock after God tells him to do that and water flows from the rock. God mercifully responded to the complaints of the people.

Continue Reading February 10, 2021 at 12:44 PM

God’s Coming Great Reset, Pt 1

In general and even with respect to many specifics, God has revealed His plans and those plans take into consideration and highlight Satan’s plans. What’s ultimately coming is not humanity’s “great reset,” but God’s Great Reset. Satan is on a leash. He’s always been on a leash. If he wasn’t, he would’ve killed Job. He’d probably kill each Christian who was fully committed to God and His will. Satan has limited power. He is not omniscient, omnipotent, or omnipresent. Satan is not God and that reality is very bristling to him, yet he has been working since his own fall to prove God wrong. This of course is the height of arrogance and his end will come soon enough.

Continue Reading February 8, 2021 at 1:57 PM 4 comments

Quick Update!

In other words, leprosy was infectious! Turns out it can travel through the air and live on surfaces for several days! Looks like God was right again for His reasoning to distance! Also note in Leviticus that lepers were to cover their top lip, which usually meant a facial covering over their mouths or lower portion of their faces. Only the “unclean” person was to cover themselves this way and social distance. This did not apply to healthy people in society.

Continue Reading February 2, 2021 at 10:58 AM 2 comments

News and Notes Update: February 1, 2021

Understand please that when I say the PreTrib Rapture, I am talking about the Lord taking His Church/Body to be with Him prior to the pouring out of His WRATH. The Bible says “day of the Lord” is the start of God pouring out His wrath onto humanity and this earth. It is not a particular “day” but a period of time; the seven year Tribulation period. The entirety of that seven years is the pouring out of God’s wrath and note, all events of the Tribulation are directed by God from His throne room as evidenced by the fact that the apostle John is called up to heaven to begin viewing those events from that vantage point (Rev 4).

So, while the Church is fully exempt from all aspects of God’s wrath, we are not exempt from tribulation (small “t”) and persecution in this life. In fact, we are promised tribulation (Matthew 10:16-42; John 15:20; 2 Timothy 3:12; see also Revelation 2:10). Persecution is promised. If you are not at all being persecuted for being a Christian, maybe your circle of friends is too small. Maybe you’re not being an effective witness for Christ. I’m not trying to make you feel guilty. I’m simply noting that you may wish to take a look at things. Are you afraid to stand up for Jesus? Are you unwilling to speak out against the things that society has said we cannot be “negative” about? I’m not saying to go looking for persecution. I’m simply saying be prepared for the fact that if you’re not suffering for it now, it may well be on the way.

Continue Reading February 1, 2021 at 11:05 AM 5 comments

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