Posts Tagged: Holy Spirit

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…

2 Samuel 23:6 – Like Thorns

King David’s last words tell us much about political systems and the nature of men.  Not long before he died, David wrote a psalm in which he exalted the Lord as he inevitably did in all that he wrote.  The Holy Spirit inspired David’s words whereby he proclaimed how good it is for the king…

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 12:46 – Cut to Pieces

When I read Luke 12:35-48, sub-headed in the ESV as You Must Be Ready, the passage inevitably disturbs me.  Jesus was speaking to His disciples and relating a parable that reflected directly upon His return from heaven.  The parable deals with the master who has gone away for his wedding feast and the servants who…