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”

What the Bible Says About Jerusalem

For the LORD has chosen Zion;he has desired it for his dwelling place:“This is my resting place forever;here I will dwell, for I have desired it.“ [Psalm 132:13-14] There are many great and ancient cities in this world but none more significant than the holy city of Jerusalem. Of all the places on a map, why isContinue reading “What the Bible Says About Jerusalem”

What the Bible Says about Tithing

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. [2 Corinthians 9:7] On average, only about 5% of Protestant Christians tithe — or give away at least 10% of their income — yet many churches preach that tithing is the religious obligationContinue reading “What the Bible Says about Tithing”

Types and Shadows — The Feast of Purim

And Mordecai recorded these things and sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far, 21obliging them to keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar and also the fifteenth day of the same, year by year, 22as the days on which the Jews got relief fromContinue reading “Types and Shadows — The Feast of Purim”

What the Bible Says about Marriage

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD. [Proverbs 18:22] We are living in a generation that is confused, ignorant, and deluded about so many things — the covenant of marriage being among them. When a minority of oligarchs in the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to “legalize” same-sexContinue reading “What the Bible Says about Marriage”

2021 What to Watch For — The Experimental Covid-19 Vaccine

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. [James 1:5] As people wait in line to receive their Covid-19 vaccines, I cannot help but wonder if the American people have been educated and informed enough about how this untested, experimentalContinue reading “2021 What to Watch For — The Experimental Covid-19 Vaccine”

2021 What to Watch For — The Great Apostasy

And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: the ones who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy. And they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away. [Mark 4:16-17] As I shared inContinue reading “2021 What to Watch For — The Great Apostasy”

2021 What to Watch For — The Great Awakening

But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper,and arise from the dead,and Christ will shine on you.” Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the daysContinue reading “2021 What to Watch For — The Great Awakening”

2021 What to Watch For — The Great Purge

For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. [Mark 8:38] Now that the Biden Administration is in power in Washington for the next fourContinue reading “2021 What to Watch For — The Great Purge”