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The Good News

The Good News

The word gospel means “a good message” or as someone said, “Good news”. And “The gospel of the kingdom” is super good news, the news of the heavenly realm and rule brought to this earth by Jesus the Royal King! His message from the very beginning was “…the kingdom of God is at hand…” Mark […]

Look Unto Jesus

Look Unto Jesus

Today’s meditation comes with a prophetic word that was given to Rose concerning looking unto, and focusing on, the Lord and His promises. It begins in Genesis 13:14-15 where after Abram and Lot had separated (sometimes there must be a separation from someone or something before we can experience the fullness of what God for […]

Faith Or Hope?

Faith Or Hope?

There are eight times in the New Testament epistles that faith and hope are “married” to each other in the same verse.* Both faith and hope are part of the “coat of mail” that all Christians should be wearing. For example, look at 1 Thessalonians 5:8 “…putting on the breastplate of faith…and as a helmet […]

In The Fullness Of Time

In The Fullness Of Time

The phrase “in the process of time” appears five times in the King James Version of the Old Testament translated from a combination of Hebrew words indicating that after a period of time or at a specific time certain things or events took place. While God Himself lives in eternity He deals with us in […]

Master Of The Storms

Master Of The Storms

There are several times in the Gospels where Jesus had encounters with storms at sea. Keep in mind that two of the things symbolized by the sea are life and people; and some of the things symbolized by storms are adversities, opposition, and difficulties. In Matthew 14:22-23 Jesus sent His disciples on a boat trip […]

A Victorious End

A Victorious End

As far as we know The Apostle Paul wrote 2 Timothy from a Roman prison cell that was no more than a dungeon having been arrested for preaching the gospel. At his first court hearing he said “no one stood with me” verse 16, but in the next verse he says “But the Lord stood […]

Be Ready

Be Ready

In Matthew 25:1-13 Jesus teaches us about His return, likening it to a Hebrew marriage. The betrothal had been made, then during the engagement period the bride stayed at home with her parents and prepared her trousseau while the groom went to prepare a home for them. Jewish weddings usually took place at night, beginning […]

Help From Above

Help From Above

Psalm 121 begins with “I will lift up mine eyes to the hills, from whence cometh my help” KJV. The punctuation in this version may be a little misleading; I rather like the ESV “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?” What was in the Psalmists mind when […]

Spring

Spring

God has so orchestrated His plans and ways so that everything we understand from “nature”, from His creation, has a very similar spiritual truth and application. So do you want to understand more about spiritual life, about God and His ways? Then look to the seasons and to agriculture. Jesus constantly used things the people […]

The Light Of Hope

The Light Of Hope

Proverbs – a book of wisdom – in 4:18 says, “… the path of the just is like the shining sun (light, KJV), That shines ever brighter (more and more KJV) unto the perfect day.” What a perfect verse to portray the journey of the righteous through the world of darkness that is all around […]