GOD of ISRAEL of GOD — Part 1 — Israel the Patriarch

Israel can be viewed as a masterful mosaic through a variety of lenses in the Biblical narrative. Historical, geographical, genealogical, covenantal, spiritual, geopolitical, peculiar, and prophetic to name a few. Israel is called the “son” of God [Exodus 4:21-23], and yet at the same time Israel is depicted as the beautiful bride who one dayContinue reading “GOD of ISRAEL of GOD — Part 1 — Israel the Patriarch”

God of Israel of God — Introduction

They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. 5To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen [Romans 9:4-5] Israel. Who or what is Israel? IsContinue reading “God of Israel of God — Introduction”

What the Bible Says about the Rebirth of Israel

From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 33So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 34Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all theseContinue reading “What the Bible Says about the Rebirth of Israel”

2021 What to Watch For — Vaccine Passports — One Step Closer to Tyranny

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever! [Psalm 111:10] The division in American society in real and palpable, and while I believe both mainstream and social media outlets thrive by stoking the fires of social unrest, it doesn’t takeContinue reading “2021 What to Watch For — Vaccine Passports — One Step Closer to Tyranny”

What the Bible Says about the Resurrection

For I know that my Redeemer lives,and at the last he will stand upon the earth.26And after my skin has been thus destroyed,yet in my flesh I shall see God,27whom I shall see for myself,and my eyes shall behold, and not another.My heart faints within me! [Job 19:25-27] As I ponder the unsearchable depths of God’sContinue reading “What the Bible Says about the Resurrection”

Types and Shadows — The Passover

Before there comes upon youthe burning anger of the LORD,before there comes upon youthe day of the anger of the LORD.Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land,who do his just commands;seek righteousness; seek humility;perhaps you may be hiddenon the day of the anger of the LORD. [Zephaniah 2:2-3] Today at twilight, the 14th of Nissan, Passover begins.Continue reading “Types and Shadows — The Passover”

What the Bible Says about Healing

As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.” [John 9:1-3] Is God still inContinue reading “What the Bible Says about Healing”

What the Bible Says about Race

And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place. [Acts 17:26] Living in America, it is easy to become myopic and view polarizing social issues through biased lenses that only provide a limited perspective.Continue reading “What the Bible Says about Race”

What the Bible Says about Speaking in Tongues

So, my brothers, earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. But all things should be done decently and in order. [1 Corinthians 14:39-40] The gift of speaking in tongues is among the most controversial in the body of Christ today. Some denominations teach that the “sign” gifts of healing, miracles, and tonguesContinue reading “What the Bible Says about Speaking in Tongues”