My first thought, when writing this post is "Oh Lord Jesus, I don't know how to write this one"...But He tells me..."Write, Holy Spirit will lead you". So here we are. In this conversation, we will also talk about 3 "Churchy" words that all relate to one another and yet are different...Salvation, Justification, and Sanctification. … Continue reading Salvation, Justification, Sanctification
In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah Isaiah 26..."We have a strong city; He sets up walls and ramparts for security.2 “Open the gates, that the righteous nation may enter,The one that remains faithful." In that day, the "day" that the Lord Jesus Christ sets up His Kingdom on earth, a SPECIAL song will … Continue reading A song of perfect peace
Cheshvan is when darkness reigns and yet the seed of growth is planted. On the Hebrew Calendar, Cheshvan is the current month, having begun on October 30, 2019. The month of Cheshvan is sometimes referred to as Marcheshvan. The prefix "Mar" means Bitter in Hebrew, or a time of judgment and hardship. It seems appropriate … Continue reading Cheshvan – The bitter month
Today, I was reading my morning devotional, and I was struck not only by the Devotional itself, but also the Scripture verses that accompanied it. This particular devotional was a powerful reminder of how God protects His Children from the storms of life. In the Devotional, we learn that a 12 year old Girl living … Continue reading Signed, sealed, and delivered
Blessings to all of you on this beautiful fall day! May God's Grace and joy flow over each of your lives, your health, your finances, your families and your loved ones. I ran across a very simple, child-like video today that does a wonderful job of explaining God's Gospel of Grace in about 5 minutes. … Continue reading Are you a “good person”?
Was Jesus born on December 25th (Christmas), as many people believe? Honestly, it is very doubtful. Ancient pagan celebrations on this date (December 25) were well established in Rome long before the time Jesus walked the earth. It is much more likely that this date was chosen (Dec. 25) for "Christmas" to oppose or to … Continue reading Jesus’ True Birthday?
"Whoever has never seen the celebrations of the Festival of the water libation has never experienced true joy in his life” (ibid.5,1). In Biblical times, the water Libation ceremony was the most popular part of the week long celebration of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). It was said that the lights from the celebration at the Temple … Continue reading The Water Libation Ceremony
The 7th and Final Feast of Israel is the Feast of Tabernacles, also known as Sukkot or the Feast of Booths. This year (2019) it is celebrated Sunday, October 13 through Sunday October 20. Although most Christians typically think of the Feast of Tabernacles as a "Jewish Festival"; the Lord calls this Feast one of … Continue reading Feast of Tabernacles – GOD with us
In Hebrews, the writer tells us that Jesus is a High Priest FOREVER according to the order of Melchizedek. Who is Melchizedek? Hebrews 7:17 For it is attested of Him, “You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.” In ancient Israel, the people believed that the continuing worship in the Temple ensured God’s presence … Continue reading Who is Melchizedek?
Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement begins at sunset on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Yom Kippur is the most solemn and holiest day in Judaism. Day of Atonement is the only day that God called the Israelites to a Corporate Fast (no food or water for 24 hours). Leviticus 23: The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 27 “On exactly the tenth … Continue reading Day of Atonement