Posts Categorized: Israel

2 Corinthians 3:14 – Their Minds Were Hardened

The nation of Israel had everything going for it.  After all, when God has specially chosen you to be the focus and recipient of the purpose and destiny He has planned for mankind, surely He would pour out incredible mercy and goodness upon you.  That’s certainly the case, but Israel squandered it. God gave Moses…

1 Corinthians 10:6 – Examples

Paul wanted the church in Corinth to understand the mercy of God and His grace, but to certainly not take it for granted.  Although he was writing primarily to a Gentile church, Paul described those whom God delivered from exile in Egypt – the Jewish people – as their fathers.  He did this because the…

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 8-18-21: Last Trumpet or Pre-Trib Rapture?

It’s been a while since I did a straight-up teaching on the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. Because of the varying views on the Rapture as to its timing, whenever I comment on the truth that the Rapture must occur prior to the 7-year Tribulation, I inevitably get messages wherever the video is posted by those who think…

Romans 15:4 – Written For Our Instruction

God gives us His Word – the entire Word – for a reason.  There may be parts of Scripture where we wonder what it’s doing in there or how it applies to us, but for someone, somehow, it does pertain, so it’s all useful.  Paul’s letter to the Romans variously addressed both the Jewish believers…

Romans 9:8 – Children of the Promise

Paul loved his brothers, his fellow Jews, but he knew a sad fact about them.  God had called the Apostle Paul to evangelize the Gentiles with the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Once God had made it clear to him that He loved the whole world and that Gentiles were every bit as worthy of…

Tribulation Rising: Seal Judgments

Tribulation Rising: Seal Judgments – The Coming Apocalypse When the wrath of the Lamb falls upon this world, what will those days be like in the 7-year Tribulation– this more horrible of all times? These gritty stories reflecting the Seal Judgments opened in the Book of Revelation will intrigue you. This period will be more…

Acts 21:32 – Ran Down to Them

I’ve written on this topic in other places, but today’s reading offers another opportunity to present an intriguing concept.  The general historical belief is that the 1st and 2nd temples in Jerusalem were built on the Temple Mount.  This has been ingrained in both Muslim and Jewish minds over the centuries.  It’s one of the…

Acts 20:30 – Men Speaking Twisted Things

In our reading of the psalms, we come to two inescapable conclusions.  The first is that David had many enemies.  The second is that he placed his entire faith and trust in the Lord to deliver him from his foes.  An issue we have to ponder, however, is whether David was exaggerating as to the…

Psalm 24:7 – Lift Up You Heads, O Gates!

There are many men who try their best to thwart the Lord, but all of them ultimately fail.  The Muslims are among those who believe that because of their actions, the God of the Bible – in the form of the Jewish Messiah – will be kept from fulfilling prophecy.  How foolish they are! The…

Acts 15:20 – Abstinence Instructions

God long ago said that His intention was to redeem all of mankind to Him and that He would use the Jews to eventually do this.  When God began working through the evangelistic efforts of the apostles, it seems like it took them by surprise.  Apparently, they had forgotten what God had said in this…