That the Nazis were obsessed with record keeping and marked victims with correlating tattoos is proof, that the Holocaust is historical fact revisionists cannot erase.
After Lot moved to the Jordan Valley, God encouraged Abram by renewing His original promise.
A well-watered and fertile area situated around 3,000 feet above sea level, the location was ideal and became Abram’s primary residence for the remainder of his life.
Lot lifted up his eyes and saw that the Jordan Valley was well watered everywhere like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt.
What distinguished the wise men from their contemporaries was their ability to recognize the signs of the times and respond appropriately.
Christians need to be awakened. We must be alert! We cannot afford the luxury of dozing in spiritual slumber.
The celebration of Chanukah highlights not just the miracle of the oil for the Temple Menorah, but also the ability of a few to restore the light of truth when darkness threatens to overwhelm.
While the Western world seems to have forgotten the significance, our celebration of Jesus’ birth is an acknowledgement of the historically documented truth that God appointed set times to accomplish His purposes
Little did Alexander the Great know that his swift 11-year conquest the then known world was essential preparation for not only the Savior’s birth and ministry, but also the spread of Christianity.
God meticulously superintended the progress of human history creating the right environment for Jesus Christ’s birth. Consequently, history is not careening out of control toward an uncertain end, but rather is unfolding according to an overarching plan.
At the height of the Civil War in 1863, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow celebrated Christmas Day—alone.
While a time frame confirming resolution of the current threat to unbelieving Ahaz was embedded in the prophecy, the sign had even greater significance for the future.
That His humanity is coupled with absolute deity defines the uniqueness of the Incarnation.
When we ponder Jesus’ humanity a completely different portrait emerges!
The babe in the manger is the proper focus as we prepare our hearts and minds this Christmas season. But, always remember that the One wrapped in swaddling cloths was none other than God Incarnate—Immanuel!
Isaiah’s message to the beleaguered nation pierced the darkness of despair like a pinpoint of light at the end of a long and dreary tunnel.
Every Christmas season is a striking reminder of God’s faithfulness to keep His promises.
With every salutation and greeting of “Merry Christmas,” Christians proclaim the same message as prophesied by the angel Gabriel!
Events planned and choreographed by God climaxed on the night of the Nativity.
Don’t allow the familiar to undermine the role of angels in the Christmas story and the outworking of God’s plan for history.
Angelic beings are not governed by man’s desires, but rather by God’s supreme will as He carries out His sovereign purposes in the lives of men.
The Bible plainly reveals that angels are not a figment of man’s collective imagination; nor are they a quaint representation of an incorporeal force emanating from God.
Even though the story is well known, we rarely connect the primeval prophecy found in the book of Genesis to the celebration of Christmas.
Almost all of the proposed scenarios use the starting point of the angel Gabriel’s appearance to Zacharias.
The tower of the flock that Mary and Joseph passed entering Bethlehem may have been their only hope for shelter and seclusion.
With centuries of depictions from which to draw, our concepts of the site where God entered time and space are largely based on tradition.
Preparing for Christmas begins by focusing our minds and hearts on the Word of God.
According to King David, genuine thanksgiving must be an ongoing way of life.
Living the life of faith begins with practice that leads to experience and inevitably a few scrapes and bruises in the process.
As his relationship with God developed over time, Abram learned to trust God even in the most seemingly impossible situations.
Pursuing God’s will takes us into uncharted territory often with unavoidable challenges.
If churches are unwilling to fulfill the biblical imperative to pray, then individual Christians must take up the charge.
Abram’s far-reaching step of faith was the drive for pursuing everything God’s three-fold promise assured.
What Abram saw by faith, the Levites celebrated as an accomplished reality.
Abram’s far-reaching step of faith was the catalyst for events that not only changed his life, but also altered the course of history and the future of the planet.
The celebration of Simchat Torah is likened to a father who invites his family to a seven-day feast.
The Bible clearly teaches that the whole world will join the Jewish people in celebrating Sukkot during the Messianic Kingdom.
Although the intelligence agencies of the world either missed or ignored the red flag warnings leading up to the Yom Kippur attack, God sees all.
May the promise of prosperity be realized in your commitment to love and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
Shana Tova—a good year to you!
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.