The Church at Smyna was the most luxurious. Just 35 miles North of Ephesus, they had the prestige of being in a modern city. However, there were those who were of the house of Satan. There were those who blasphemed Elohim. They had a group who called themselves the “Chosen” people … Jews … but […]
What is your first love? When the heart grows cold because of the lawlessness of the world the faithfulness of the church begins to wane. Now is the time to review where we, the church, needs to be in relation to Jesus Christ. Are we willing to stand with him? Or do we want to […]
The Temple was destroyed because the people did not pay attention to the will of God. John was told to Write to the seven churches and warn them of the difficulties that are awaiting them if they do not change their ways. These warnings are posted in Revelation. The Church can either change; or, they […]
The Angels STOOD before the Shepherds (not hovering in the air). They disappeared as quickly as they appeared. Simeon recognized the entry of the Messiah without introduction nor fanfare. Anna rushed over to the Messiah equally unintroduced. As prophesied by Isaiah, the Messiah came into the world through a virgin. There was no fanfare. There […]
We visited with Joseph regarding his responsibility to Mary during her pregnancy. We talked to Malachi regarding the prophecy of the one who made smooth the way. Now we’re visiting with Mary regarding the visitation of the angel prior to her visitation. How much is the cost of the Messiah?
Who was John the Baptist? Why was it important that he clear the way, make the path smooth, for his Messiah? He brought the message of the covenant, of Comfort for the down trodden, the hope of Salvation. He was the Messenger of God!
Jesus came into the world as wholly God and wholly man. His purpose was to present himself to humanity as their hope of salvation. He had to enter the world and grow in order to substantiate to his people that He understood their plight on earth. If he came to earth and suffered at the […]
What IS thanksgiving? Today’s discussion concerned a comparison of the American migration and the Hebrew occupation of the Promised Land. Noting that the New World is not the Promised Land, it should also be considered that there was a religious twist to the occupation. Beyond that … Thanksgiving is a time or sharing. It is […]
I am the True Vine … Jesus is from the Root of Jesse. As the Messiah He reigns from the throne of David forever. However, there are those who claim to be from the true vine who will be cut off and thrown into the fire because of their lack of produce. There are others […]
There has to be an easier way! We want to believe that everyone is going to have a happily ever after when they finish with this life. We want to believe that the new command, to love, is going to make everyone feel better. We want to believe that this new command means that we […]