Posts Tagged: Holy Spirit

Acts 4:32 – Everything in Common

People have a tendency to make Scripture say and prove whatever they want it to mean. It doesn’t matter whether they’re talking about homosexuality, the character of God, social justice, socialism, or any of a number of other ideas that permeate the world.  Of course, just because someone takes verses out of context doesn’t make…

Acts 3:15 – You Killed the Author of Life

Following the astounding events at Pentecost, Jesus’ apostles walked in the power of the Spirit.  They were given power from on high through the Spirit Baptism, and this gave them the means to be bold in Jesus’ Name.  The Lord had taught them for three and a half years, He had opened their minds to…

Acts 2:21 – Everyone Who Calls

Following the crucifixion of Jesus and His rising from the grave, He met with His disciples, telling them to wait in Jerusalem because they would be imbued with power from on high.  Indeed, as they met and prayed, the Holy Spirit came upon them, filling them with the power and authority of God Himself.  In…

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…

Awaken Bible Prophecy class 6-2-21 – Next Prophecies Antichrist

This is our weekly Awaken Bible Prophecy class where we are studying The Next Prophecies by Bill Salus. Tonight we discuss Chapter 6: Introducing the Antichrist. We also touch on some intriguing ideas that Terry James recently wrote about concerning the Antichrist, as well as introduce Salus’ alternative view of the timing of the opening…

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…

2 Chronicles 7:14 – If-Then

We’re all familiar with 2 Chronicles 7:14, which says: “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” This is a declaration and a prayer that…

John 10:27 – My Sheep Hear My Voice

In our day and age, we can’t relate as much to the parallels and word usage which we see in Scripture as could the people back in ancient Israel. They were an agrarian society that lived close to the land. They farmed and raised herds of animals. As such, they were intimately familiar with crops…

John 9:31 – God Listens to Him

For some reason, many people who consider themselves Christians believe they can live a carnal or secular life and still have God listen and respond to them.  In our present culture there are numerous people who go to church and live far from God, yet expect His blessings.  Who are these people?  Given the nature…

John 3:5 – Water and Spirit

We’re all familiar with the account of the Pharisee Nicodemus coming to Jesus at night. Jesus called him the teacher of Israel (John 3:10); as such he was an important, highly regarded man.  It’s why he came at night.  His intense curiosity about Jesus got the best of him, but he couldn’t risk anyone seeing…