We've heard alot about this man Abraham, the supposed "father of three major religions" (Judaism, Christianity, Islam). Who was he? What did he do? Why do all 3 religions claim Abraham as an important patriarch of their religion? According to the Bible, Abraham was a descendant of Noah through the line of Shem. Noah had … Continue reading Who is Abraham?
The Tower of Babel incident occurred around 4,200 years ago—about 100 years after the Flood but before Abraham was born, This was before ancient Egypt, Greece, and other early civilizations. After the flood waters receded, Noah's sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, were commanded by God to be fruitful, multiply, and fill the whole earth. Sometime after … Continue reading The Tower of Babel
Noah's Ark, so long ago, and yet so relevant for today! This part of our History (HIS STORY) always seems to be portrayed as one of two extremes. Either we see the ark and the flood as a cute little children's "story", that is pure fantasy, a parable at most, OR we see God depicted … Continue reading The days of Noah
The Hebrew word for Covenant is B'riyt meaning pact or treaty. This word appears 270 times in the Bible, and is one of Scripture's most important' concepts. Ancient Covenants were often made by animal sacrifice, which is where the phrase "cut a Covenant" originated. The idea is that both parties involved in an agreement were … Continue reading YHWH is a Covenant God
After leaving Egypt, and crossing the Red Sea, the Israelites arrived in the Wilderness of Sinai. It was really more like a desert, with very little food or water. God, in His Mercy, supplied the children of Israel with literal bread from Heaven, a substance called manna that smelled like "coriander seeds" and looked like … Continue reading From Egypt to the Wilderness
Pentecost, the 50th day of the counting of the Omer (wave sheaf), also commemorates the day when Moses went up Mt. Sinai to receive the law (ten commandments). This Jewish Holy Day is known as Shavuot. The law was given to Moses, by God, about 1500 years prior to the gifting of the Holy Spirit … Continue reading Shavuot – the giving of the Law
God Almighty wrote His Rescue Plan for all mankind into His Seven Feast days. The word used for Feast in Leviticus 23 is Moed, and literally means appointments. These Feast Days are God's appointments with mankind, and they are fulfilled by Jesus Christ. Because of mankind's sin in the Garden of Eden, we have been … Continue reading Feast of Pentecost