Fear (יראה) = Worship = Wisdom: Spiritual Warfare Part 7.

Luke 4:6 "All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. 7 Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.” (...and Jesus' response) Luke 4:8 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! … Continue reading Fear (יראה) = Worship = Wisdom: Spiritual Warfare Part 7.

Eutychus And The Story behind The Words

Acts 20:7-12 7"Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight. 8 There were many lamps in the upper room where they were gathered together. 9 And in a window sat a certain young man named Eutychus, who was sinking … Continue reading Eutychus And The Story behind The Words

Read The “Fine Print:” The Story Of David Part 9.

1 Samuel 30:1-2 “Now it happened, when David and his men came to Ziklag, on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the South and Ziklag, attacked Ziklag and burned it with fire, and had taken captive the women and those who were there, from small to great; they did not kill anyone, but … Continue reading Read The “Fine Print:” The Story Of David Part 9.

Gideon’s 300: Spiritual Warfare Part 6.

Judges  6:11-12 "Now the Angel of the Lord came and sat under the terebinth tree which was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon threshed wheat in the winepress, in order to hide it from the Midianites. And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him, and said to him, … Continue reading Gideon’s 300: Spiritual Warfare Part 6.

Chimham’s Inn: The Story Of David Part 8.

Luke 2:1-7 “And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the … Continue reading Chimham’s Inn: The Story Of David Part 8.

David’s Mighty Men: The Story Of David Part 7.

II Samuel 23:13-17  Then three of the thirty chief men went down at harvest time and came to David at the cave of Adullam. And the troop of Philistines encamped in the Valley of Rephaim. David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem. And David said with longing, “Oh, … Continue reading David’s Mighty Men: The Story Of David Part 7.

Covenant, “Birít” [ברית]: The Story Of David Part 6.

I Samuel 18:1-4 Now when he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 2 Saul took him that day, and would not let him go home to his father’s house anymore. 3 Then Jonathan and David MADE A … Continue reading Covenant, “Birít” [ברית]: The Story Of David Part 6.

Jesus Took Away Our Reproach: [חרפה] Kherpah: The Story Of David Part 5.

1  Samuel 17:12-13, 15-18  “Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehem Judah, whose name was Jesse, and who had eight sons. And the man was old, advanced in years, in the days of Saul. The three oldest sons of Jesse had gone to follow Saul to the battle. The names of his three … Continue reading Jesus Took Away Our Reproach: [חרפה] Kherpah: The Story Of David Part 5.

Golgotha: The Place Of The Skull: The Story Of David Part 4.

1 Samuel 17:51 Therefore David ran and stood over the Philistine, took his (Goliath's) sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it......".......57 "Then, as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul (in Jerusalem) with the head … Continue reading Golgotha: The Place Of The Skull: The Story Of David Part 4.

Five Smooth Stones: The Story Of David Part 3.

1 Samuel 17:38-41 “Saul clothed David with his armor, and he put a bronze helmet on his head; he also clothed him with a coat of mail. David fastened his sword to his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them. And David said to Saul, “I cannot walk with these, for … Continue reading Five Smooth Stones: The Story Of David Part 3.

Ephes Dammim: The Boundary Of The Blood: The Story Of David Part 2.

1 Samuel 17:45-47 “45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the LORD will deliver … Continue reading Ephes Dammim: The Boundary Of The Blood: The Story Of David Part 2.

Jonathan And His Armor Bearer: The Story Of David Part 1.

1 Samuel 14:1-5 "Now it happened one day that Jonathan the son of Saul said to the young man who bore his armor, “Come, let us go over to the Philistines’ garrison that is on the other side.” But he did not tell his father. 2 And Saul was sitting in the outskirts of Gibeah under … Continue reading Jonathan And His Armor Bearer: The Story Of David Part 1.

You Are Like The Cypress And The Myrtle.

Isaiah 55:10-13 10 “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there,But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sowerAnd bread to the eater, 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But … Continue reading You Are Like The Cypress And The Myrtle.

Jacob’s Curious Blessing Over Asher.

 Genesis 49: “20 Bread from Asher shall be rich, And he shall yield “royal dainties.” You may be wondering what a picture of baby Jesus being held by Simeon at the Temple has to do with the opening verse from Genesis 49. As you may already know, everything in the New Testament is hidden somewhere in … Continue reading Jacob’s Curious Blessing Over Asher.

The Curious Story Of Jacob’s Blessing Over Gad.

Mark 4:36-39 “Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. … Continue reading The Curious Story Of Jacob’s Blessing Over Gad.

The Blessings Of Jacob Over Ephraim And Manasseh.

Genesis 48:8-16 Then Israel saw Joseph’s sons, and said, “Who are these?” And Joseph said to his father, “They are my sons, whom God has given me in this place. ” And he said, “Please bring them to me, and I will bless them.”Now the eyes of Israel (notice the name change) were dim with age, so  that he … Continue reading The Blessings Of Jacob Over Ephraim And Manasseh.

The Woman At The Well Foretold In Jacob’s Blessings?

Genesis 49:1, 22 “And Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather together, that I may tell you what shall befall you in the last days:“Gather together and hear, you sons of Jacob,And listen to Israel your father.” 22 “Joseph is a fruitful bough, A fruitful bough by a well; His branches run over the wall…..” You’re probably … Continue reading The Woman At The Well Foretold In Jacob’s Blessings?

Jacob’s Blessings Over Reuben, Simeon, And Levi.

Genesis 49:1-4 “1 And Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather together, that I may tell you what shall befall you IN THE LAST DAYS: 2 Gather together and hear, you sons of Jacob, And listen to Israel your father.  3 “Reuben, you are my firstborn, My might and the beginning of my strength, The excellency of dignity and the excellency of power. 4 … Continue reading Jacob’s Blessings Over Reuben, Simeon, And Levi.

The Story Of Paul And Ananias Hidden In The Blessings Of Jacob Over Benjamin?

Acts 9:1-2 1 “Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest  2 and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.” Saul … Continue reading The Story Of Paul And Ananias Hidden In The Blessings Of Jacob Over Benjamin?

Blessings Of Jacob Over His Sons, Zebulun And Naphtali.

Jacob was about to die and be gathered to his fathers. Just prior to his death, however, he called his sons to himself and spoke a blessing over each one, some of which were more than little strange. Out Of Order. All of these blessings are recorded in Genesis 49. But there is something quite … Continue reading Blessings Of Jacob Over His Sons, Zebulun And Naphtali.

Jacob Blesses Judah {יְהוּדָ֑ה}, Whose Name Means Praise!

Genesis 29:31-35 “When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved, He opened her womb; but Rachel was barren. So Leah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben; for she  said, “The Lord has surely looked on my affliction. Now therefore, my husband will love me.” Then she conceived again and bore a … Continue reading Jacob Blesses Judah {יְהוּדָ֑ה}, Whose Name Means Praise!

Open The Door Of Hope With Praise!: Yadah ידה

Hosea 2:14-16 “Therefore, behold, I will allure her, Will bring her into the wilderness, And speak comfort to her.I will give her her vineyards from there, And the Valley of Achor as a door of hope; She shall sing there, As in the days of her youth, As in the day when she came up … Continue reading Open The Door Of Hope With Praise!: Yadah ידה

God’s Word IS Health: Marpeh מרפא!

Proverbs 4:20-22 “My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes;  Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health {marpé} to all their flesh {basa-arow}.” – – If you go see the … Continue reading God’s Word IS Health: Marpeh מרפא!

Crowned With Goodness (טוב) And Dripping With Abundance (דשן).

Psalm 65: 9-13. You visit the earth and water it, You greatly enrich it; The river of God is full of water; You provide their grain, For so You have prepared it. You water its ridges abundantly, You settle its furrows; You make it soft with showers, You bless its growth. You crown the year … Continue reading Crowned With Goodness (טוב) And Dripping With Abundance (דשן).

God’s Perfect Governing Plan: Praise! הללויה

Psalm 150 Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament! Praise Him for His mighty acts; 2 Praise Him according to His excellent greatness! Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; 3 Praise Him with the lute and harp! Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; 4 Praise Him with stringed … Continue reading God’s Perfect Governing Plan: Praise! הללויה

It’s All About The Son!: [בר]

In The Beginning Genesis 1:1 1 In the beginning {[bə·rê·šîṯ:  [בראשית]} God created the heavens and the earth.” – – From beginning to end, God is all about bringing GLORY AND HONOR TO HIS BELOVED SON!  This is so clearly seen right here, in the very first word of the Hebrew Bible: –  “{bə·rê·šîṯ:  [בראשית]} … Continue reading It’s All About The Son!: [בר]

Speak (Davar [דָבָר]) God’s Word!

Mark 11:23 “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever SAYS to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he SAYS will be done, he will have whatever he SAYS.” – – The Bible tells us time and again that words have power.  Romans 10:8 declares, “But … Continue reading Speak (Davar [דָבָר]) God’s Word!

The Name Of God: YHVH [יהוה]

Genesis 15:4-6  “And, behold, the word of the LORD [יהוה] came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.  And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number … Continue reading The Name Of God: YHVH [יהוה]

Bless (ברך) And Blessing (ברכה).

Genesis 12:2 “2 I will make you {Abram} a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing.” – (Jesus blesses Abram.) – God made a big, sweeping statement to Abram in the opening verse.  According to Galatians 3:8, He had just preached to him the gospel … Continue reading Bless (ברך) And Blessing (ברכה).

Secrets In The Hebrew Words For Fear [פחד] & Fearless [לאפחד]

John 14:27 27 “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” – – God is constantly telling us, “Fear not; don’t be afraid, rest in Me,” or words to that effect. … Continue reading Secrets In The Hebrew Words For Fear [פחד] & Fearless [לאפחד]

The Bronze Serpent: [נחשת] Nachoshét

Numbers 21:4-10 4 They (the Israelites) traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea, to go around Edom. But the people grew impatient on the way; 5 they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this … Continue reading The Bronze Serpent: [נחשת] Nachoshét

God’s Definition Of Sick: Chalah {חָלָ֖ה} In The Hebrew Letters.

Luke 4:40-41 “40 At sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them. 41 Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they … Continue reading God’s Definition Of Sick: Chalah {חָלָ֖ה} In The Hebrew Letters.

God’s Formula For Successful Relationships In The Hebrew Letters.

Genesis 3:17-20 “Then to Adam He (God) said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. … Continue reading God’s Formula For Successful Relationships In The Hebrew Letters.

With Long Life Will I Satisfy You: Psalm 91 Series Part 7 of 7.

Psalm 91:14-16 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.  He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.  With long life will … Continue reading With Long Life Will I Satisfy You: Psalm 91 Series Part 7 of 7.

Protected Against Attacks Of The Enemy: Psalm 91 Series Part 6 of 7.

Psalm 91:13 “You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.” –   – Jesus CRUSHED the head of that old serpent, the devil. HALLELUJAH!!!  And just like our Master, we too, can tread upon the serpent (satan) and his minions.  That roaring old lion … Continue reading Protected Against Attacks Of The Enemy: Psalm 91 Series Part 6 of 7.

Angels Watching Over Us!: Psalm 91 Series Part 5 of 7.

Psalm 91:9-12 “Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you … Continue reading Angels Watching Over Us!: Psalm 91 Series Part 5 of 7.

The Snare Of The Fowler: Psalm 91 Series Part 3 of 7.

Psalm 91:3-4 “Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.  He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.” – – Our God provides for His Church the most comprehensive protection on the … Continue reading The Snare Of The Fowler: Psalm 91 Series Part 3 of 7.

I Will SAY Of The Lord: Psalm 91 Series Part 2 of 7.

Psalm 91:2 I will SAY of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” – – Because this world is increasingly more dangerous, you and I need a sure refuge and a secure fortress.  This spiraling down into darkness and chaos at such a dizzying pace is … Continue reading I Will SAY Of The Lord: Psalm 91 Series Part 2 of 7.

Psalm 91 Series Part 1 of 7: The Secret Place.

Psalm 91:1 “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High (Elyon),Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty (Shaddai).” It is more and more obvious that the world is increasingly becoming a darker, more confused, and more dangerous place. There is so much fear, danger, and violence everywhere.  God’s protection for these days isn’t … Continue reading Psalm 91 Series Part 1 of 7: The Secret Place.

The Light Of The World: Christmas Series Part 7 of 7.

Matthew 4:12-16 “Now when Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, He departed to Galilee. And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “The land of Zebulun … Continue reading The Light Of The World: Christmas Series Part 7 of 7.

The Star Of Bethlehem: Christmas Series Part 6 of 7.

Matthew 2:1-2 2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” … Continue reading The Star Of Bethlehem: Christmas Series Part 6 of 7.

A Very Special Baby: Christmas Series Part 5 of 7.

Exodus 13:11 “And it shall be, when the Lord brings you into the land of the Canaanites, as He swore to you and your fathers, and gives it to you, 12 that you shall set apart to the Lord all that open the womb, that is, every firstborn that comes from an animal which you … Continue reading A Very Special Baby: Christmas Series Part 5 of 7.

Eder Migdol-The Tower Of The Flock: Christmas Series Part 4 of 7.

Luke 2:8-14 “Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be … Continue reading Eder Migdol-The Tower Of The Flock: Christmas Series Part 4 of 7.

Chimham’s Inn: Christmas Series Part 3 of 7.

Luke 2:1-7 “And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the … Continue reading Chimham’s Inn: Christmas Series Part 3 of 7.

God Remembered His Promise: Christmas Series Part 2 of 7.

Luke 1:5-7 “There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah. His wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. But … Continue reading God Remembered His Promise: Christmas Series Part 2 of 7.

Foretold In The Stars?: Christmas Series Part 1 of 7.

Psalm 19 “19 The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. 2 Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard. 4 Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their words to … Continue reading Foretold In The Stars?: Christmas Series Part 1 of 7.

Victory Is A Person!: Spiritual Warfare Part 5.

Joshua 6:1-6 "Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none came in.  And the Lord said to Joshua: "See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king, and the mighty men of valor. You shall march around the city once. This you shall do six … Continue reading Victory Is A Person!: Spiritual Warfare Part 5.

Why We Pray: Spiritual Warfare Part 4.

Psalms 115:16 “The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’s; But the earth He has given to the children of men.”  The Bible tells us that God is good.  So why is the world in such a mess, full of evil people and calamities if God is so good?  Isn’t He Sovereign over the earth?  After … Continue reading Why We Pray: Spiritual Warfare Part 4.

The Empire Strikes Back!: Spiritual Warfare Part 3.

Ephesians 6:13-17“13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in THE EVIL DAY,and having done all, to stand.14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 … Continue reading The Empire Strikes Back!: Spiritual Warfare Part 3.

Mind Games: Spiritual Warfare Part 2.

2 Corinthians 10:4-6 ”For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ…..” Spiritual warfare is certainly a hot topic, especially these days.  There is no denying we are … Continue reading Mind Games: Spiritual Warfare Part 2.

God Has Not Given Us A Spirit Of Fear: Spiritual Warfare Part 1.

2 Timothy 1:7 7″For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power (Dynaméōs) and of love (Agapéō) and of a sound mind “(Sōphronísmoū).” - In these last days prior to our Jesus calling us out of this world, the battle in the heavenlies will grow more and more intense. We need to be fully equipped so … Continue reading God Has Not Given Us A Spirit Of Fear: Spiritual Warfare Part 1.

What’s In Your Water? Part 9 Of 9

Exodus 15:23-25 “Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah.  And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?”  So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet.” - … Continue reading What’s In Your Water? Part 9 Of 9

What’s In Your Water: Part 8 Of 9

2 Corinthians 3:7-11“But if the ministry of death, WRITTEN AND ENGRAVED ON STONES, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious? For if the MINISTRY OF … Continue reading What’s In Your Water: Part 8 Of 9

What’s In Your Water: Part 7 Of 9

Numbers 19:17-19 “And for an UNCLEAN (PERSON) they shall take some of the ASHES OF THE HEIFER burnt for purification from sin, and running water shall be put on them in a vessel.  A CLEAN PERSON shall take HYSSOP and DIP IT IN THE WATER, SPRINKLE IT on the tent, on all the vessels, on the persons who were there, or on the one who touched a bone, the … Continue reading What’s In Your Water: Part 7 Of 9

What’s In Your Water: Part 6 Of 9.

Numbers 19: 9-12“Then a man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and store them outside the camp in a clean place; and they shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for the WATER OF PURIFICATION; it is for PURIFYING FROM SIN.  And the one who gathers the ashes … Continue reading What’s In Your Water: Part 6 Of 9.

What’s In Your Water: Part 5 Of 9.

Numbers 19: 7-8 “The priest shall wash his clothes, he shall bathe in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp; the priest shall be UNCLEAN UNTIL EVENING.  And the one who burns it shall wash his clothes in water, bathe in water, and shall be UNCLEAN UNTIL EVENING.” In part 4 we talked about the something that … Continue reading What’s In Your Water: Part 5 Of 9.

What’s In Your Water: Part 4 Of 9

Numbers 19:6“And the priest shall take cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet, and cast them into the midst of the fire burning the heifer.” This part of the law concerning the ashes of the red heifer must have really stumped King Solomon. 😵 Listen to this: While the sacrifice was being burned, the was priest required to throw in the three items … Continue reading What’s In Your Water: Part 4 Of 9

What’s In Your Water: part 3 Of 9

Numbers 19: 5“Then the heifer shall be burned in his sight: its hide, its flesh, its blood, and its offal shall be burned.” We’ve been studying the law concerning the ashes of the red heifer.  We have seen that it completely baffled King Solomon, the wisest man in the Old Testament, and that he was unable to decipher … Continue reading What’s In Your Water: part 3 Of 9

What’s In Your Water: Part 2 Of 9

Numbers 19:1-2 The Ashes of the Red Heifer. “Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, “This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD has commanded, saying: ‘Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring you a red heifer without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which a … Continue reading What’s In Your Water: Part 2 Of 9

What’s In Your Water: Part 1 Of 9.

Numbers 19:1-2“Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, “This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD has commanded, saying: ‘Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring you a red heifer without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which a yoke has never come.” Part 1Red Heifer? What does that … Continue reading What’s In Your Water: Part 1 Of 9.

The Gospels Part 9 of 9: Why The Gospels Were Written

John 20:30-31And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name." - - We've covered a lot in … Continue reading The Gospels Part 9 of 9: Why The Gospels Were Written

The Gospels Part 8 of 9: Beauty And Symmetry Of The Gospels

Matthew 1:23"Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name "Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” The beauty, glory, and symmetry that are found in the Gospels never cease to amaze me. There is a progression of themes as well as beginnings and endings that echo … Continue reading The Gospels Part 8 of 9: Beauty And Symmetry Of The Gospels

Gospel Series Part 2 of 9: Why Do We Have Four Gospels?

Revelation 4:6-7 6 “Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were FOUR LIVING CREATURES full of eyes in front and in back. 7 The first living creature was like a LION, the second living creature like a CALF, the third … Continue reading Gospel Series Part 2 of 9: Why Do We Have Four Gospels?

The Gospels Part 1 of 9: The Key Hangs By The Door

2 Peter 1:2 "Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord." - God's word is full of eternal truths that He has bequeathed to us for our benefit and blessing. It’s plain from the verse above that the more our knowledge of Jesus increases, the more … Continue reading The Gospels Part 1 of 9: The Key Hangs By The Door

No One Is Forgiven Little.

Luke 7:47…….47 “Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.” - - What is the difference between someone who is forgiven much and someone who has been forgiven little?  Are some people greater sinners than others, or is … Continue reading No One Is Forgiven Little.

Siloám Part 1: The Pool Of Siloám.

John 9:1-6 1″Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”  3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. … Continue reading Siloám Part 1: The Pool Of Siloám.

Nouns Are Not Verbs.

Divine ExchangeRomans 5:17-19“17 For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one {Adam}, MUCH MORE those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.18 Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one … Continue reading Nouns Are Not Verbs.

Grieve Not The Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 4:29-32“29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying,that it may minister grace unto the hearers.30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and … Continue reading Grieve Not The Holy Spirit.

Obscure and Confusing Passages: Part 16 of 16—Rightly Dividing The Word Of God

Timothy 2:15 “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” In the final part of this study, we are going to see how rightly dividing is very helpful when studying obscure passages, like some in the book of James but especially … Continue reading Obscure and Confusing Passages: Part 16 of 16—Rightly Dividing The Word Of God

Keeping The Bible In Context: Part 15 of 16—Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

Galatians 2:7-9 “…..when they (Peter, James and John) saw that the gospel for the UNCIRCUMCISED (the Gentiles) had been committed to me, (Paul) as the gospel for the CIRCUMCISED (The Jews) was to Peter (for He who worked effectively in Peter for the apostleship to the circumcised also worked effectively in me toward the Gentiles), and when James, Cephas, … Continue reading Keeping The Bible In Context: Part 15 of 16—Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

The Letters Of Paul: Part 14 of 16—Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

2 Timothy 3:16-17. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” - Why was the Bible given to us? According to the verse above, it was given for “Instruction in righteousness.”  Righteousness under the New Covenant … Continue reading The Letters Of Paul: Part 14 of 16—Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

Paul’s Ministry Among The Gentiles: Part 13 of 16—Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

Romans 11:1-5 “1 I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not!  For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God … Continue reading Paul’s Ministry Among The Gentiles: Part 13 of 16—Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

Rome And The Leaders Of The Dispersion: Part 12 of 16—Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

Acts 28:16 “Now when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard; but Paul was permitted to dwell by himself with the soldier who guarded him.” - Paul preaches to the leaders of the diaspora in Rome. In Chapter 27 of Acts, there was a terrible storm and … Continue reading Rome And The Leaders Of The Dispersion: Part 12 of 16—Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

Peter and Paul: Part 11 of 16—Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

Acts 13:13-15“Now when Paul and his party set sail from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia; and John, departing from them, returned to Jerusalem. 14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and sat down. 15 And after the reading … Continue reading Peter and Paul: Part 11 of 16—Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

God Shifts Gears: Part 10 of 16—Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

Acts 7:57-60“Then they cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and ran at him (Stephen) with one accord; 58 and they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul. 59 And they stoned Stephen as he … Continue reading God Shifts Gears: Part 10 of 16—Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

The Church Age: Part 9 of 16—Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

Acts 1:6-7 “Lord, will You at this time RESTORE THE KINGDOM TO ISRAEL?” And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.” - Jesus’ love for His people didn’t stop with His death.  After He rose from the dead, He continued … Continue reading The Church Age: Part 9 of 16—Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

The Gospel of the Kingdom: Part 8 of 16: Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

Matthew 6:14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” - Let’s talk for a bit about Who Jesus is.  First and foremost of course, He is the Son of God.  He … Continue reading The Gospel of the Kingdom: Part 8 of 16: Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

Ancient Prophecies: Part 7 of 16: Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

Isaiah 53:5 “But He was for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.” - Everything about who Jesus is and what would happen while He was here on earth was written down by the prophets of the Old Testament. … Continue reading Ancient Prophecies: Part 7 of 16: Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

The Kingdom Of Heaven: Part 6 of 16—Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of … Continue reading The Kingdom Of Heaven: Part 6 of 16—Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

A Fundamental Change In Jesus’ Ministry: Part 5 of 16 – Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

Matthew 13:1-3 “On the same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea. And great multitudes were gathered together to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. Then He spoke many things to them IN PARABLES saying…” - Up to … Continue reading A Fundamental Change In Jesus’ Ministry: Part 5 of 16 – Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

Jesus’ Primary Mission: Part 4 of 16 – Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

Matthew 15:21-24 “Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him,saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.” But He answered her not a word. And His disciples … Continue reading Jesus’ Primary Mission: Part 4 of 16 – Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.

The Gospels: Part 3 of 16 – Rightly Dividing The Word OF God.

John 1:1-4 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the … Continue reading The Gospels: Part 3 of 16 – Rightly Dividing The Word OF God.

Rightly Dividing The Word Of God: God’s Timeline: Part 2 of 16.

2 Timothy 2:15 “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” - As you read in part 1, the Bible is divided up into various Covenants.  But it is also divided up by the various groups with whom He was … Continue reading Rightly Dividing The Word Of God: God’s Timeline: Part 2 of 16.

Introduction to Rightly Dividing The Word Of God: Part 1 of 16.

1 Corinthians 10:32“Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God.” - Welcome to “Rightly Dividing The Word Of God.”  In this 16-Part study, we will be employing both a macro and a micro view of the Bible.  Both types of study are important in their own rite to one’s overall … Continue reading Introduction to Rightly Dividing The Word Of God: Part 1 of 16.

Abram, The Furnace, And The Burning Lamp.

Genesis 15:5-11 Then He (Jesus) brought him (Abram) outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”  And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.” Then He said to him, “I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to … Continue reading Abram, The Furnace, And The Burning Lamp.

Spiritual Growth According To Paul.

Peter 3:1818 “…but grow in the GRACE and KNOWLEDGE of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.” - It’s natural, I suppose, to reason out spiritual truths according to our human understanding, particularly on the topic of spiritual growth.  After all, we are human beings.  But are we teaching … Continue reading Spiritual Growth According To Paul.

Promissory Notes: Passover Series Part 10

Hebrews 9:1515″ And for this reason He {Jesus} is the Mediator of the New Covenant, BY MEANS OF DEATH, for the redemption of the TRANSGRESSION UNDER THE FIRST COVENANT, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.” - - When Jesus cried “FINISHED,” the work of redemption was complete.  No doubt about it.  Even … Continue reading Promissory Notes: Passover Series Part 10

The Seven Last Words Of Jesus: Passover Series Part 9.

The First Word. Luke 23:34 “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” - The seven last words of Jesus have some awesome things to show us about Him, about our Father, and demonstrate just how much He loved us. – Having just enduring the most horrific torture man can inflict on man, … Continue reading The Seven Last Words Of Jesus: Passover Series Part 9.

By His Stripe We Are Healed: Passover Series Part 8

Isaiah 53:5 “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace (shalom) was upon Him, And by His STRIPES we are healed.” Isaiah inspired by the Holy Spirit. “By his ‘stripe’ we are healed.”  Don’t you mean, “Stripes?”  No, it’s not a typo. 😮 The verse above from … Continue reading By His Stripe We Are Healed: Passover Series Part 8

Why Did Caiaphas Tear His Robes?: Passover Series Part 7

Exodus 28:31-3231 “You shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue. 32 There shall be an opening for his head in the middle of it; IT SHALL HAVE A WOVEN BINDING ALL AROUND IT’S OPENING, like the opening in a coat of mail, SO THAT IT DOES NOT TEAR.” – - God told … Continue reading Why Did Caiaphas Tear His Robes?: Passover Series Part 7

Signs Of The Times: Passover Series Part 5

Matthew 24:1-3 “Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said to them (His disciples), “Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not … Continue reading Signs Of The Times: Passover Series Part 5

Your Lamb Shall Be Without Blemish: Passover Series Part 2

Exodus 12:3-8 “3 Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: “On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. 4 And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house … Continue reading Your Lamb Shall Be Without Blemish: Passover Series Part 2