It's hard to even know where to begin to describe the most powerful, influential prophet from the Old Testament. Elijah was the first prophet to raise someone from the dead (literally), he had the ability to pray for drought, and it happened, he's one of only 2 people in the Bible (so far) who have … Continue reading Elijah the Tishbite
The Kingdom of Israel (the Northern 10 Tribes) had zero good kings. Only evil Kings ruled over the Northern 10 Tribes of Israel. All of these evil kings were heavily into idolatry (idol worshiping), leading the 10 Northern Tribes astray. We'll see in later posts, that the Southern Tribes did a little better than the Northern Tribes, but not a lot. The Kingdom of Judah … Continue reading Israel’s evil kings
This is the ten million dollar question, and one that is used by many atheists to "prove" that their is no God. They question how a loving God could allow the pain and suffering that we see on the earth. How do we Christians respond when a non-believer asks us this question? The atheist simply … Continue reading Why do bad things happen to good people?
King Solomon's undoing was his 700 wives and 300 concubines. Most of these women were pagan nobility, who Solomon married to increase, sustain, and protect the nation of Israel. Married men out there, can you imagine keeping 1000 wives happy? Solomon's strategy for marital bliss was to build up the high places, the places of … Continue reading Israel is divided
Ecclesiastes 1:9: That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun. The truth is, this was a difficult post to write. It's bad enough to see these lies being spewed all over the media, to … Continue reading Ishtar worship in the Church?
Everywhere He went, Jesus drew a crowd. During His Ministry, Jesus traveled from town to town healing the sick and casting out demons. The religious "elite", the Pharisees, did not like all of the attention that Jesus was getting. Jesus was a threat to their authority and power structure. The Pharisees also followed Jesus, but … Continue reading A divided Kingdom cannot stand
In the Old Covenant, God's laws were written on Tablets of Stone. These were the 10 Commandments written on Stone, given to Moses at Mt. Sinai, and later contained within the Ark of the Covenant. We have seen time and time again, that Israel absolutely could not stay faithful to these laws. Why? This may … Continue reading God’s laws written on our hearts
King Solomon's crowning achievement during his reign over Israel was the erection of a magnificent Temple in Jerusalem. David had longed to build a permanent home for the Ark of the Covenant (the ornate "box" that held the 10 commandments) utilizing a similar pattern to the Tabernacle in the Wilderness; however, he was denied the … Continue reading Solomon’s Temple
King Solomon, son of David, was crowned King of Israel when he was just a young teenager. Solomon was the one through whom the lineage of the Messiah (Promised Seed) would come(1 Chronicles 17:11-14). The name Solomon is believed to be derived from the Hebrew word for peace (shalom). Israel did enjoy peace, security, and … Continue reading The wisdom of Solomon
SOS 1:2: May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine. While there are many types of kisses today with many different meanings,the same can be said of bible kisses. "Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other." (Psalm 85:10) It is nearly … Continue reading Kisses from Heaven