Unlike the blowing of noisemakers during New Year’s Eve parties on the Gregorian calendar, there are prophetic implications associated with sounding the shofar.
Solomon’s request demonstrated humility rather than self-aggrandizement with a willingness to submit to God’s authority versus selfish ambition.
Based on God’s past faithfulness, David was confident of the Shepherd’s continued care not only in this mortal life, but in the very presence of the Lord forever!
Solomon’s accession to the throne should have been seamless. His older brother Adonijah, however, complicated matters putting their father’s resolve to the test.
Once you grasp the historical background, it’s obvious that Tu B’Av has more to offer than candy, flowers and sentimentality.
More often than not, it is during the challenging periods of our life that we draw closer to the Lord seeking His protection. But, how do we respond to God’s blessing?
Despite the terrible events that have occurred on this day in Jewish history, the mourning associated with Tisha B’Av will not continue indefinitely.
David’s census of Israel and Judah was the catalyst for what ultimately unfolded in God’s plan and purpose.
Does David really believe that God always chooses the right path? We aren’t left to draw our own conclusions.
God honors a contrite heart and forgives those who come to Him in genuine repentance. The sooner, the better. But, it’s never too late.
While elusive in our culture, David advises us that there is only way to have genuine satisfaction, safety and security on the path of life.
David was overwhelmed by the knowledge that God had chosen him. He had not forgotten his humble beginnings as a shepherd, nor were his royal surroundings taken for granted.
Open your eyes to the prophetic Word and the events unfolding in the world today. God’s plans for the Messianic Kingdom will be fulfilled as revealed to David, possibly sooner than we can imagine.
Imagine yourself sitting across the table from King David. He’s earnestly discussing his relationship with God. He’s the king of Israel passionately speaking to you from personal experience.
Bringing the Ark to Jerusalem brought worship of Jehovah to the forefront of the people of Israel. David’s passion and joy was evident for all to observe because God was the center of his life.
Consider what the indwelling ministry of the Holy Spirit means to you, to the success of your local church and your mandate to impact the world with the Good News.
Today as in ancient times, Israel and the worldwide Jewish community joyfully acknowledge God who is the source of both their material abundance in the harvest and spiritual bounty in the Torah.
Because of the persistent efforts of previous generations over the last 71 years, Israel and the worldwide Jewish community celebrate Yom Yerushalayim with great joy—as prophesied.
For the citizens of the rebirthed nation not yet two decades old, the liberation from occupation to the reunification of the Eternal City of Jerusalem was more than a military triumph—the Six-Day War altered the course of history.
This year, use Ascension Day—May 30, 2019—to focus on related passages in God’s Word with family and friends. Then, expectantly look for His return because the day Jesus Christ ascended into heaven is not the end of the story.
Rather than relying on his own wisdom and ability, David habitually consulted the Lord in all his endeavors.
Ezekiel prophesied that when Gentiles “hallow”—revere, respect and bless—the Jewish people, God would return them to their ancient homeland.
That Yom Hazikaron is symbolically linked to the celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day) 24 hours later is no coincidence.
Although the Bible predicts the Last Days will be characterized by evil and perilous times, we must not succumb to hand-wringing or be paralyzed by fear with reports of terrorism and persecution.
“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” Elie Wiesel
I want Rabbi Goldstein, the congregation of Chabad Poway and the worldwide Jewish community to be assured that there are Christians who stand in solidarity with you.
In a very real sense, people of biblical faith are light bearers.
Resolve to live as a bold testimony to the power of the One-true God and His matchless grace. Make your life count for eternity.
They were puzzled. Was it a riddle? In a little while they wouldn’t see Him, but in a little while they would see Him again because He was going to His Father?
Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen!
I AM the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?
The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is a non-negotiable and foundational tenet of Christianity.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” JOHN 3:16
The portrayal of Messiah’s sufferings in the 53rd chapter of Isaiah draws us to a profound assessment. No one is exempt; our condition is innate: “All we like sheep have gone astray.”
The Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’
Commonly called Maundy Thursday, Christians worldwide use the day to prepare their hearts for the commemoration of the most decisive day in history—Good Friday.
Beginning with His entrance into Jerusalem, everything Jesus experienced during His final week of ministry was foreordained as a set time in God’s redemptive plan.
What appeared to be a spontaneous gathering in the village of Bethany in reality was a set time predicted by the prophet Zechariah.
Fully aware of how events would unfold, Jesus approached Jerusalem not with fear or anxiety, but with purpose and unwavering resolve.
That the Jewish people have carefully adhered to God’s requirements to communicate the message of Passover to successive generations authenticates the historic event that marked the founding of the nation of Israel.
Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth, O seed of Abraham His servant, you children of Jacob, His chosen ones!
The celebration of Passover was mandated by God to ensure that the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob-Israel would never forget His faithfulness.
Therefore the Jews of the villages who dwelt in the unwalled towns celebrated the fourteenth day of the month of Adar with gladness and feasting, as a holiday, and for sending presents to one another.
Despite mortal danger, she chose to fulfill her destiny to advocate on behalf of the Jewish people. Esther’s decision to risk death to prevent the annihilation of the Jewish population of Persia stands as a heroic model for all people of faith.
With the current spike in anti-Semitic incidents, the Old Testament book of Esther provides a graphic reminder that those who devise plans to harm the Jewish people do so at their own peril.
While God set the stage for a dramatic intervention, the players who had been strategically positioned to meet a clear and present danger still had a choice as to whether they would fulfill their destiny.
Although challenging, David’s life is proof that waiting on the Lord is the most courageous thing we can do.