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John 19:38 – Secretly for Fear

Immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus, two men showed their allegiance to and faith in Him. They received permission from Pilate to remove His body from the cross and to place it in a tomb.  The one man, Joseph of Arimathea, had not previously been mentioned in Scripture.  We know from Luke 23:50-51 and Mark…

John 19:14 – The Day of Preparation

God’s plan and His timing are seen through the ages, if we only have eyes to see. The day that Jesus came before Pilate was significant in the Hebrew calendar. The Jews had gathered in Jerusalem for Passover, which had been initiated many years ago by God on the cusp of the Exodus. Of course,…

2 Chronicles 32:7 – More With Us

Today, I’d like to make two points from our reading that are, perhaps, more related than they appear on the surface. The first has to do with King Hezekiah’s faith; the second deals with his son Manasseh and his relationship to God. Hezekiah is considered one of the most righteous kings of Judah with all…

2 Chronicles 29:5 – Filth in the Holy Place

The reforms that King Hezekiah instituted brought the favor of the Lord upon him and the people he ruled over.  It always astounds me that in the Southern Kingdom of Judah, kings like Hezekiah arose when their fathers were ungodly and corrupt.  That was the case with Hezekiah, whose father was Ahaz, described in 2…

John 17:12 – The Son of Perdition

We’re going to take a little expedition into the land of speculation today based on a couple of intriguing verses in Scripture. The account of Judas Iscariot is a tragic one, and we wonder how such a man could do what he did in betraying Jesus Christ. There are clues, however, that perhaps give us…

2 Chronicles 24:17 – Advice of the Princes

Throughout Scripture we see the good and the bad decisions that people make in their lives. Unfortunately, because of man’s sinful nature, many more poor choices come to light in the pages of the Bible. This is readily apparent in the life of King Joash of Judah. Joash was crowned king as a young child….

2 Chronicles 20:15 – The Battle Is Not Yours

If there was ever a formula for God to intervene in a situation, we see it in the life of King Jehoshaphat. Please don’t misunderstand me. God cannot be put into a box and manipulated by us in any way.  Thus, for there to be a sure-fire blueprint for gaining what we want through some…

John 15:6 – Thrown Into the Fire

Most people don’t like the brutal honesty of Jesus; in fact, many preachers refrain from commenting on certain of His harsh statements.  After all, Jesus is love; isn’t that what His Red Letter Words are all about?  Don’t the people who proudly proclaim they read only His Words in Red say that His message is…

2 Chronicles 15:6 – God Troubled Them

If we seek the Lord, He will be found by us.  When we delve into His Word, He shows us His character and how He operates.  Moreover, what has happened in the past with Israel is often a harbinger of things to come.  Prophetically, God foreshadows and gives us insights into our present day in…

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 6-2-21 – Dispensationalism

A Dispensation is a way of ordering things. In theology, it is the ordering of Biblical history into specific periods of time with each dispensation being a divinely appointed age (Gotquestions.org). In tonight’s Prophecy Update we discuss the 7 dispensations through the ages and what that means prophetically. Briefly beginning our discussion, we highlight the…