Posts Categorized: Blood of Christ

2 Kings 10:16 – Faltering Zeal

It seems as if some people who start out well in serving the Lord continue in their zeal for Him, whereas others fall away. How and why they turn is certainly a complicated dynamic. We see this in the account of Jehu. Back when Elijah was prophet over Israel, Yahweh had given him Word that…

2 Kings 3:27 – Human Sacrifice

The demonic realm hungers for blood. We’ve all heard about satanic rituals where blood is shed or even drank, so there’s certainly enough information and proof that adherents of darkness who follow Satan and his minions perform abhorrent practices.  Have you ever wondered why, or to what end? First, it’s important to understand there are…

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…

1 Kings 18:21 – Leaping and Limping

If someone is leaping, can he also be limping at the same time?  That’s a strange question, isn’t it? Apparently according to the writer of 1 Kings, that’s a distinct possibility. In the days of the prophet Elijah, the wicked King Ahab ruled over Israel – the Northern Kingdom.  He was so evil and far…

1 Kings 9:8 – Heap of Ruins

Solomon spent seven years building the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem (1 Kings 6:38). When he had finished, he dedicated the house to the Lord.  In his prayers of dedication, Solomon acknowledged the natural inclination of the people to sin, and he pleaded with Yahweh to forgive them in their human failures.  We see…

Luke 20:36 – Equal to Angels

The scribes and chief priests, the Pharisees and the Sadducees, all came to Jesus with their own agendas hoping to catch Him as a false prophet and thus denounce Him.  At one point, the Sadducees tried to trip Him up with questions about the afterlife.  As opposed to the Pharisees, they didn’t believe in the…

Luke 19:44 – Not One Stone

God is omniscient, i.e. He knows all things from past to future.  Yet, isn’t it interesting how when something bad He knows will happen actually does occur, He still grieves over it?  With the view God has of eternity as the Alpha and Omega – the beginning and the end – the Lord sees from…

2 Samuel 9:1 – Unmerited Grace

The practice of kingly succession typically involved extreme bloodshed. When a king died or was overthrown, the one who rose to power wanted to cement his authority and prevent any possible contenders for the throne.  As such, the new king would execute all members of the family of the prior king.  He would kill the…

Luke 18:19 – Good Person Test

Many people think that because they’re a “good person,” they’ll go to heaven.  Even large numbers in the Christian community believe that’s the way to eternal life.  Of course, if they read the Bible and believed what Jesus and Paul said, they’d know the truth.  In John 3:3, Jesus told Nicodemus: “Truly, truly, I say…

Luke 16:26 – A Great Chasm

In all the parables Jesus told, He never used proper names; He would simply give a description of a person, e.g. “the rich young ruler.”  There was one exception to this general rule, and that was in His recounting the incident with the beggar, Lazarus, and the rich man.  Because of the use of Lazarus’…