Posts Categorized: Depravity

Judges 20:35 – Destruction of Benjamin

The final events in the book of Judges 19-21 are among the most grievous in Scripture.  From a human perspective, it also seems to make little sense how God operated.  If you’re like me, perhaps you come away from the narrative scratching your head and wondering what God had in mind the way everything transpired….

Judges 18:19 – “Keep Quiet”

What is it about so many of the priests and Levites we meet in the book of Judges?  Each one seems to be worse than the next.  Weren’t they supposed to be set apart by God for service to Him because they stood athwart the sin and evil they saw during the incident of the…

Luke 5:26 – They Glorified God

When Jesus healed someone or cast out demons, He always had a purpose in doing so.  Because the people of Israel were lost and had been without a shepherd for so many years, Jesus had to get them thinking once more who they were as a people and why they even existed.  He had to…

Luke 4:41 – They Knew That He Was the Christ

The Gospels show us that Jesus cast out demons everywhere He went.  For the people of Israel, this was astounding – no one had ever done this in such a manner.  Luke 4:36 reports: “And they were all amazed and said to one another, “What is this word? For with authority and power he commands…

Awaken Prophecy Update 3-24-21: Pagan America

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 3-24-21: Pagan America Discussion Points: * California Aztec worship * Pledge of Allegiance to Allah * Wiccan prayers in Iowa government * Indian goddess Kali * Hillsong & Halloween * A Children’s Book of Demons   Sources: California Aztec worship: https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-schools-aztec-gods Pledge of Allegiance to Allah: Fort Collins High School Club…

Deuteronomy 32:17 – Gods They Had Never Known

Have I said this before?  I’m sure I have.  Context when reading the Bible is everything.  Consider The Song of Moses in Deuteronomy 32.  Yahweh instructed Moses to recite the words of this song to all Israel (Deuteronomy 31:30).  They were Words of warning to God’s children because He knew their hearts and how unfaithful…

Deuteronomy 22:21 – An Outrageous Thing

Consider how the morals in America – as well as in the world – have changed through the years.  Do you think they’ve improved.  Are they pleasing to God?  Sadly, no. When Yahweh chose Israel to be His special heritage (Deuteronomy 32:9), it was to raise up a nation wholly devoted to Him, so that…

Awaken Proph Updt 3-10-21: Tale of 2 Churches

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 3-10-21 – A Tale of 2 Churches Discussion: Two churches emerging these last days: #1 – Small / persecuted church #2 – Lukewarm church   Sources: * Pastor James Coates, Canada – article Christian Pastor In Edmonton Canada Is Arrested And Placed In Jail By COVID Police For The Crime Of…

Deuteronomy 12:23 – Don’t Eat the Blood

We read of certain prohibitions the Lord commanded Israel and may wonder what’s behind them.  One such that we come across today in our reading is Deuteronomy 12:23 in which Yahweh declares through Moses: “Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you shall not eat…

Numbers 25:1-3 – Yoked to Baal

The Israelites had a constant problem.  Despite the presence of Yahweh in many forms, and in their witnessing His awesome majesty, the children of Israel simply couldn’t help themselves.  They seemed to have an irresistible urge to follow any god but the One who actually delivered them from slavery. While in Moabite territory,  the Israelites…