In Biblical prophecies about the last days, the Lord uses celestial bodies prominently in his judgments. Whether it’s the sun, moon, stars, or other objects in space, they will be used by God to send a message. Why is that? We find in the scriptures that God often correlates his judgments to specific sins as… Continue reading When the stars align for God’s judgment
If our prayers are in line with God’s will, they can have a powerful impact throughout the Earth, even when we may not notice it or may take it for granted. This is why Christ and his apostles stressed prayer so often in their teachings. In Revelation 8, we get a glimpse of the powerful,… Continue reading A censer to censure: the impact of the saints’ prayers
judge, v.: to form an opinion about through careful weighing of evidence and testing of premises discern, v.: to perceive by the sight or other sense or by the intellect; to distinguish mentally; discriminate Despite the world and some people in the church telling us not to judge, judging and discerning (which are synonyms), are important intellectual and… Continue reading Don’t check your brains at the door: how/why Christians should judge
Lamentations, in my opinion, is the saddest, most depressing book in the Bible. It is believed to have been written by the prophet Jeremiah, who gave an eyewitness account of the aftermath of the death, violence, destruction, and suffering that took place when Babylonian forces destroyed Jerusalem. Throughout it’s verses, Jeremiah laments over how the Lord’s… Continue reading A triumphant praise in the midst of tragedy
One of the most curious and mysterious statements made by the Lord Jesus was when he spoke about his return to earth in Matthew 24 and Luke 17. He warned his disciples that there would be groups of people before his return claiming to have special knowledge of his whereabouts and falsely claiming that Christ secretly… Continue reading Christ’s return to claim earth will be like eagles gathered around a carcase
“I do not believe that hell is populated right now, even though you often hear…television preachers say that not only is hell populated now by unbelievers but there are some pretty sensationalistic claims sometimes made about hell. … “One of the things you learn about in Peter’s epistles is that when an unbeliever dies, he… Continue reading Is hell populated now or are people sent there only after Christ’s future judgment?
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear — 1 John 4:18 This verse used to confuse me many years ago. At that time I couldn’t understand why the Bible, after commanding us time and again to fear the Lord, would then say that if our love of/in the Lord was… Continue reading Perfect love casts out fear