Posts Tagged: Jesus Christ

Awaken Prophecy Update 4-21-21 Alien Grooming

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 4-21-21: Alien Grooming   The subject of aliens and UFOs inevitably makes churches uneasy.  Most pastors shy far from the subject because they don’t want to be seen as controversial or wacko.   Discussion Points: Types of Close Encounters Two camps regarding Close Encounters Public acceptance of aliens Continuing need for…

1 Samuel 17:26 – Defying the Armies

While David was yet a youth and Saul was still king, the Philistines were a powerful force that constantly oppressed Israel. In those days, the two armies gathered on opposing mountains that stood above the Elah Valley.  For forty days the Philistines taunted Israel with their superior might.  During this time of testing their champion,…

Awaken Proph Upd 4-14-21 – New Age in Church

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 4-14-21 – New Age in the Church The church that Jesus Christ founded – that was birthed at Pentecost as described in the book of Acts – has been falling into apostasy for years. Discussion points: * New Age (generally) * New Age Belief Summary * Christian Yoga * Enneagram in…

Luke 14:28 – Counting the Cost

It’s an astounding fact that western Christianity has largely made itself no Christianity at all.  How is it that we’ve come from the early church, in which the apostles and the followers of Jesus were severely persecuted, to a place where following Jesus is made to be like having a boy- or girlfriend? In those…

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…

Luke 11:50-51 – The Doomed Generation

On the heels of Jesus describing the people of His time as an evil generation because they sought a sign from God – despite having seen many signs from Yahweh in the person of Jesus – He condemned them.  He said that the queen of Sheba and the men of Nineveh would rise up in…

Awaken Prophecy Update 4-7-21 – MMT Disaster

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 4-7-21 – MMT Disaster Discussion points: Review of article by Jim Rickards – * Introduction * What is MMT? * Money is no object * Isn’t excessive debt a bad thing? * The PAYGO system * Here’s what’s wrong with MMT * Who needs the bond market? * What about the…

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 10:20 – The Most Important Thing

Jesus demonstrated His authority when He sent out disciples in His Name.  When He first sent out the Twelve, they received from Him the power to cast out demons and cure diseases, but in doing these miracles, their primary purpose was to proclaim the Kingdom of God (Luke 9:1-2).  These were His handpicked men who…

Judges 9:56-57 – Lethal Curses

Throughout the Old Testament, we see various curses being pronounced; some are by men, some by God.  What we also typically see is a fulfillment of those curses.  So, are curses real, and something we should be concerned about today? The account of Gideon with his victory over the Midianites ends poorly.  God raised up…