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The Holiness of God – R.C. Sproul

Some years ago I was blessed to hear this after my friend and sister in the Lord, Helen, loaned me the CD. Over the last 34 years I’ve heard a number of sermons preached on the topic of God’s Holiness, but this one stirred me like no other. If time permits I pray you will […]

Today, How Would Mary Get to Bethlehem?

This is a very interesting and touching series of posts at the blog, “Another Voice”.   The blog itself is unique for it is operated by a small group of Israeli and Palestinian women who write about their pursuit for peace in the midst of conflict. This particular series of posts, titled Can Mary Get to Bethlehem? tells us […]

“ABRAHAM OUR FATHER, JERUSALEM OUR MOTHER” (4)

Before continuing with the 4th part of this essay I wanted to go back to part one and a specific point brought up by the author: That most of the Jews “returning” to Palestine never came from Palestine in the first place; that they are not even of the lineage of Shem. They are Gentile […]

“ABRAHAM OUR FATHER, JERUSALEM OUR MOTHER” (2)

Continuing with our second point concerning what biblically constitutes a “true Jew” 2. A TRUE JEW IS A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN INWARDLY TRANSFORMED BY THE POWER OF GOD –  The great covenant sign of the Old Testament era was circumcision. All male natural descendants of Abraham would be physically circumcised, but only those who […]

“ABRAHAM OUR FATHER, JERUSALEM OUR MOTHER” (1)

I’d like to thank those at Messianic Good News (an excellent ministry) for granting permission to share portions of this message. A Biblical Analysis of Judaism & the Modern State of Israel in Relation to the Church of Jesus Christ   There are certain Bible phrases which easily cause controversy and disagreement. For example, “…and […]

Cowardly

Spent a great deal of time pondering on Revelation 21:8 this week, especially the word Cowardly. This morning while reading a commentary on this verse, and the specific term cowardly, I believe I came upon a fitting definition. “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, […]

CHRIST AND OTHER SHEEP: READING THE GOSPEL IN IRAQ

*A must read… GospelWorldView FROM, ALICE SU Most journalists I meet in the Middle East are disenchanted with religion. They are spiritually cynical, agnostic at best. Many are unusually humane, intently aware of our world’s wounds, yet invariably critical and distant from any organized faith. I can see why. I’ve just spent 6 weeks reporting […]

The Substance is come and the Shadow has gone; and we do not remember it

“Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my […]

Jesus came to fulfill what Israel failed to achieve

*I’ve been doing more personal studying of late, and wanted to get some thoughts written down and saved: those of my own and some ideas from a few others. I’m also praying about making some major changes concerning the blog. More about that later.  It’s interesting that God, under the old covenant, referred to Israel […]

The Centrality of the Cross

…Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.  For it is written, […]

Behold! The Bridegroom Cometh – and the Wise & Foolish Virgins

Reading Matthew 25 again today, the foolish and wise virgins once more got my attention, “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 Those who were foolish took their […]

Revelation: The Testimony of Jesus

(See Revelation 12) The Key to the Book of Revelation  by Chip Brogden Along with the revelation of God’s Eternal Purpose concerning Christ, there is a corresponding testimony that is declared. Scripture refers to this as The Testimony of Jesus. “And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with […]

Do You Consider Yourself A Christian?

Excellent message at ForTheLoveOfHisTruth. Below you can read the introduction but I hope you will take a few minutes and click on the link and read the entire message, and also listen to the wonderful audio sermon included in the post. quote, There are professing believers on social media that say they refuse to be […]

True Israel

Spent this evening reading at a few of my favorite web sites and wanted to share one excellent teaching I came upon written by Hershel Lee Harvell Jr. Reformed on the Web I believe that the reading of Old Testament passages in a literalistic way is the result of a wrong hermeneutic. To be sure, […]

O.T. Prophecies to Israel: Interpreted by Paul

Picking up where we left off yesterday (Old Testament Prophecies of Blessing to Israel) the author next looks briefly at how the Old Testament prophecies concerning Israel, are interpreted by Paul. From Philip Mauro’s “The Hope of Israel: What Is It?” We shall be the better prepared for an examination of the O.T. prophecies concerning “the […]

Watchman, What of the Night?

Excerpts from “The REVELATION of Jesus Christ” by Horatius Bonar (1808—1889) Revelation 1: 10-20 –  I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and […]

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