'Israel' Tagged Posts (Page 3)

'Israel' Tagged Posts (Page 3)

BACK TO THE BIBLE!

The preacher today will do something he does every Sunday.  He will walk up the pulpit steps, open the Bible, read from it and preach on it as the very word of God. But you must not assume that this is the case in every church or even in the majority of churches across our land.  Let us not be naïve about this. A massive number of mainline denominations deny everything…

LESSONS FROM THE WILDERNESS

God was no miser to His Old Testament people.  He drenched all of them with grace, an undeserved love that foreshadowed the word and sacraments in which He wraps you and me today.   The pillar of cloud and fire went before them like unto Him who said:  “I am the Light of the world; he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”   They…

A CHANGE OF WARDROBE

In the 3rd chapter of Zechariah, God shows us a vision of the high priest in those days, a man named Joshua (a different man than the one who fought the battle of Jericho). Joshua is a real person.  He is the High Priest of Israel.  He is a priest with an unfinished temple.  When the refugees of Judah returned to the land their fathers and grandfathers called home, the…

WHERE THE ROSES BLOOM

Amid the grand inspiration and insight which God gave to the apostle Paul, God gave him something else.  He calls it “a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment” him (2 Corinthians 12:7), much as God allowed Satan to inflict the ancient sufferer Job.   What was this “thorn?”  Was it epilepsy, migraine headaches, severe eye trouble which he seems to hint at in…

OVERFLOWING SUFFERINGS & OVERFLOWING COMFORT

Paul told the Christians at Corinth:  “Just as the sufferings of Christ overflow to us, so through Christ our comfort also overflows…We were burdened so greatly, so far beyond our ability to bear it, that we even gave up hope of living,” said Paul (2 Cor. 1:5 & 8 EHV).     Why did God let…