The Prophetic Word and the Christmas Story
God’s Word is still the supreme authority on the subject of Christmas.
God’s Word is still the supreme authority on the subject of Christmas.
Chanukah celebrates the victory of light—exemplified by worship of the One-true God—over the darkness of anti-Semitic repression.
Lovers of Zion worldwide celebrate the liberation and reunification of the Eternal City of Jerusalem.
The truth as documented by the facts is inescapable. In a defensive war for survival, Israel pushed back persistent enemies obsessed with annihilation and emerged triumphant in 1967.
The day Jesus ascended into heaven is not the end of the story!
The Red Everlasting—like the poppies of Flanders Fields—is an emblem of the fallen.
Christians have a moral obligation and a biblical mandate to do more than just talk about evil.
Jesus made a startling claim just days prior to his arrest and crucifixion.
Was it a riddle? In a little while they wouldn’t see Him, but in a little while they would see Him again?
Why do you seek the living among the dead?
The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is a non-negotiable and foundational tenet of Christianity.
He was given a grave among the wicked; in His death He was with a rich man.
Like someone from whom people turn their faces, He was despised; we did not value Him.
He will startle many nations;
because of Him, kings will be speechless.
He brought out His people with joy, His chosen ones with gladness.
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.
Purim stands as a memorial to the reality that even though wicked men may attempt to destroy the Jewish people, it can never happen.
Esther’s decision to risk death to avert the annihilation of the Jewish population of Persia stands as a heroic model for all people of biblical faith.
With the resurgence of anti-Semitism, the Old Testament book of Esther provides a strong reminder that those who devise plans to harm the Jewish people do so at their own peril.
God set the stage. But, the players still had a choice as to whether they would fulfill their destiny.
That the Nazis were obsessed with record keeping and marked victims with tattoos is proof that the Holocaust is historical fact revisionists cannot erase.
It’s time to celebrate the New Year for Trees!
Isaiah’s message to the beleaguered nation pierced the darkness like a pinpoint of light at the end of a tunnel.
Most scenarios base calculations on the angel Gabriel’s appearance to Zacharias.
God is not detached from creation or surprised by world events.
Gabriel’s messages were unprecedented and confirmed the progression of God’s Messianic plan.
God’s covenants converged in the birth of Jesus the Christ.
Angels are not a figment of man’s collective imagination.
Angels are awesome beings that do not acquiesce to the quirks of popular opinion or the desires of individuals.
As finite creatures, our ability to conceptualize angels is limited.
We rarely connect the primeval prophecy to the celebration of Christmas.
The establishment of David’s throne is on the horizon. The Messianic Kingdom will soon be a reality.
The tower of the flock that Mary and Joseph passed entering Bethlehem may have been their only hope for shelter and seclusion.
The true environment for the Nativity was not what we typically envision.
Open your heart to Christmas by taking a fresh look at the Bible narrative.
As you enjoy the lights of the season, remember that the Judeo-Christian world celebrates the reality that light always conquers darkness!
Sukkot is a reminder of God’s faithfulness in the past, provision in the present and promised covenantal fulfillment in the future.
If you’ve never thought about enjoying this biblical feast, now is a great time to begin.
In God’s economy, nothing is done arbitrarily. Nothing is left to chance.
The Bible holds the key to understanding why this holiday is on the Hebrew calendar.
When Messiah establishes His Kingdom, the literal fulfillment of God’s promises to Israel will be complete and the mourning associated with Tisha B’Av will no longer be relevant.
The ingathering of souls as Peter preached on Shavuot was just the beginning of the harvest.
God used the spring feast of Shavuot as a reminder that He is the source of all that is good in life.
Your faith can be, “like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.”
Taste and see that the Lord is good!
Use Israel’s Independence Day to renew your passion for the Bible.
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup . . .
Our Savior instituted the Lord’s Supper during the third cup of Passover.
The world today is in desperate need of Christians whose testimonies shine like a beacon.
Solomon defines the secret to fulfillment in life in one brief six-word sentence.
Those who hate evil need not be intimidated into silence.
What distinguished the wise men from their contemporaries was their ability to recognize the signs of the times and respond appropriately.
The works of the Lord are great, studied by all who have pleasure in them.
That His humanity is coupled with absolute deity defines the uniqueness of the Incarnation.
When we ponder Jesus’ humanity a completely different portrait emerges!
Jesus’ humanity did not diminish His deity. And, His deity in no way invalidated His humanity.
The drama unfolding on the night of Jesus’ birth has captured the imagination of Christians through the centuries.
In the same way a builder prepares a foundation and frames the walls of a house before attaching the roof, God prepared for the most transformative event in human history.
History is not careening out of control toward an uncertain end, but rather is unfolding according to an overarching plan.
Nothing was left to chance or last minute improvisation in God’s plan.
Embrace Thanksgiving Day 2020.
Thanksgiving Day is an opportunity to collectively unite as a nation expressly for the purpose of thanking God.
Memories may last a lifetime. God’s mercy, however, endures forever. Praise the Lord!
Genuine thanksgiving gives testimony to God’s greatness that draws the attention of others to His work in our lives.
On the anniversary of Kristallnacht, renew your commitment to stand in solidarity with the Jewish community.
Pray about everything all the time.
Whether celebrated on one or two days, Shemini Atzeret is a joyous occassion.
As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
Yom Kippur is the one day where the normal routine in Israel stops as the nation reflects on repentance.
The Stage Is Being Set for Last Days Scenarios.
We are not members of the Corinthian church, but the apostle Paul’s intent is easily discerned.
Don’t assume that God is aloof or disconnected from creation.
God sees all! With His searching and piercing gaze, God scrutinizes the actions of men.
David’s testimony reminds us that hope is not dependent on our circumstances.
As pilgrims passed through the beauty of the Judean highlands, the hills were a visible reminder that the Guardian of Israel was none other than the Creator of heaven and earth.
Even before the Mandate of Palestine was granted to the British government by the League of Nations in 1920 and confirmed in 1922, it became evident that implementation of the declaration would not be as straightforward as many hoped.
The foundation for stability in our circumstances requires choosing what fills our mind.
The worldwide disruption created by COVID-19 is an opportunity explore the greatness of our awesome God.
Like an athlete competing in a race, Christians must focus on the objective, which is none other than the Lord Himself.
But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
My warmest wishes for a meaningful Passover.
Abraham’s example is so compelling because he had the chutzpah to bargain with the Lord on behalf of the people of Sodom.
Possessing infinite power to deal with every crisis, God is incapable of being too busy or too distracted to care.
Although His righteousness obligates Him to judge wickedness, the Lord not only hears, but answers the intercessory prayers of the righteous.
The Lord’s announcement was no surprise to Abraham. He had heard it only a few days earlier. The message was for Sarah.
Like all men of faith, Abram did not sit idle when he had resources available to help family.
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.
Christians need to be awakened. We must be alert! We cannot afford the luxury of dozing in spiritual slumber.
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
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