Something that gives me hope each day is knowing that in the midst of our daily struggles, trials, temptations, and suffering, our God has a plan that is bigger than each of us, a plan to give us a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11). As we go about our daily grind, we can often … Continue reading The two shall become one ❤
Why did Ezekiel describe the bones in the valley as "dry"? In the Bible a Valley can be a literal place; however, spiritually speaking a valley often describes a very low point in a person's life. In Ezekiel 37, we have a picture of a valley, a very low place, filled with dry bones. The … Continue reading Can these dry bones live?
What is the Rapture? Is it Biblical? Is it something dreamed up by Christian movie makers? Is it unprecedented or has anything like it ever happened before? What can we expect? For some reason, the Rapture is a divisive and controversial topic in Christian circles. People seem to have strong feelings about it one way … Continue reading The Rapture
What is the Kingdom of God? We see this phrase "Kingdom of God" used throughout the Gospels and in other places in the New Testament. King and Kingdom can sometimes be used interchangeably. For instance, in the Gospels we see the Kingdom of God used interchangeably with the Kingdom of Heaven. What we understand then … Continue reading Kingdom of God
Water, in the Bible, is often used to describe the Holy Spirit. Jesus said, John 7:37-39: If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed … Continue reading The Former & Latter Rains
The Southern Kingdom of Judah, whose capital was Jerusalem, lasted for approximately 150 years longer than the Northern Kingdom of Israel (aka Samaria or Ephraim) before they, too, were finally sent into exile. YHWH did not divorce Judah, like He did Israel (Samaria). Every single King in the northern Kingdom of Israel was evil. In … Continue reading Judah’s 70 year exile
Have you ever awakened from a dream and immediately thought "Thank You Lord, that was a really awesome dream?" That's what happened to me this morning when I awoke from a dream that made me smile. Here's the dream, then I'll give the interpretation. There was a group of us visiting a small coffee shop … Continue reading Good “coffee” or swill?