Dispensationalism is a new way of viewing Scripture, originating in the early 1800’s, popularized by J.N. Darby and C.I. Schofield, and continues to be popular through the writings of Hal Lindsey, etc. But a vision of victory in history is taught from Genesis to Revelation; a victory which Christ’s people not only are given (by the “it is finished” of the Cross), but in which they also participate as in “The God of Peace will soon crush Satan under your feet” (Romans 16:20). We follow Him who goes forth conquering His enemies (Rev. 19:11-14) until all His enemies are subdued (Heb. 10:12-13; Psalm 110:1; Rom. 16:20), and the final enemy, death, conquered (legally and effectively at the Cross by Christ “the firstfruits”) but not fully subdued until the “rapture”, the resurrection (conquered for all of God’s people - 1 Cor. 15:24-27, on the last day when no more days of earth history follow (John 6:39-40).
Let your heart hold to all the hope and delight the Lord has given. I believe the Book of Revelation is about the New Jerusalem in contrast to the Old Jerusalem, Babylon, Sodom, “where also their Lord was crucified” (Rev. 11:8). It is the removal of the Old Jerusalem that had killed the prophets and the Lord Jesus (1 Thess. 2:15; Luke 13:34-35; Rev. 1:7).
The highest moral act in the universe is to give God glory. Giving glory to God is a matter of morality, not only for men and angels, but for God Himself.
There is no such thing as a “gay Christian”. “Gay” and “Christian” are antonyms…Every time you speak the name of Jesus joined to your lifestyle, you trample under foot the blood of the covenant by which you were sanctified (Heb. 10:29). “Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has” done this!
…if God so helped David in the foreshadowed kingdom to subdue his enemies, how much more now, in this, Kingdom of the Greater David! Jesus even now rides forth on a white horse and the armies of heaven follow him also riding on white horses (Rev. 19:11-16).
Some hold it as a doctrine while others have simply absorbed the assumption that the Law of God was for another day and does not apply today. Some believe the Law of God is for the Christian only and that it does not apply to the unbeliever or to the social order. Many believe that [...]
What is the primary need for the nations of the world and for our own nation? Is it righteous political leaders? I pray that we and each nation may have righteous leaders, and indeed we should seek such to rule us for, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked [...]
Do you not remember, or perhaps you did not know that the freedoms we have enjoyed as a nation (which are rapidly evaporating under the judgment of God against this backslidden America), do you not know that these freedoms were secured for us with the sweat and blood of godly men, many of who fought for us (and some still do) in the halls of Congress?
The Bible is rife with evidence of a good God who provides for His people and who opens His hand and satisfies “the desire of every living thing.” He does provide and desires to provide abundantly. Lack for mankind is not a problem with God, but a problem in man as I will discuss after the following Scripture passages. We should learn this judgment cycle and teach it to our children that we might prolong the blessing of God upon us and our descendants.
Pride is, I think, the most insidious, sneaky, tricky and deceitful thing in man. It is there and leaks out in many ways. I find that I am proud of any humility I think I perceive in myself or that others comment about.