This 'book of tears' has been called the funeral of a city (Jerusalem). Every chapter is weeping from A-Z (Hebrew alphabet has 22 letters). Jeremiah was called to remain back and minister God's love for His people in the midst of chastening. Whatever you do - don't miss chapter 3... it's the key to the … Continue reading Lamentations
"What makes Heaven great is not only what's there, but also what's not there!" In order to fully understand what God has planned (in Eternity), we've got to understand what God had first planned (in Eden). The way it will be - will be the way it way originally intended. Revelation 22:3 is clear: God will reverse the curse and restore creation back to its former glory. There was perfection in every way... Unity in nature between animals and man. Peaceful productivity. Beauty unhidden. Total harmony. But sin shattered that world into a million tiny pieces, and since that moment sin and its curse have caused pain for all of humanity.
The word 'gospel' literally means 'the story of God.' It is the good news. It is the message of hope, of peace, and of grace... the message of salvation. In 1 Cor. 15:1-4, the Apostle Paul outlines the three parts of the gospel: the death, the burial, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The gospel was first on the lips of our Lord when He began His ministry: 'The kingdom if God is at hand, repent and believe the gospel.' And the gospel was the last thing Jesus talked about before ascending to Heaven: 'Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature..." (Mark 1:15, 16:15)
After 400 years of cruel bondage and enslavement, the Jews are walking out with God's mighty hand on them, just as promised (Exodus 13). What could have been a short 10-day trip from Egypt to Canaan would take about a year - because God had quite a bit to teach His people. It was much easier to get Israel out of Egypt than to get Egypt out of Israel. This is a beautiful picture of the Christian's journey of faith...
Exodus is a book about God's answer to man's need and God's supply for man's sin. In this message, we will discover the foundations of deliverance that will be realized later in the book (Exodus 5:1-6:30). 1. A Clash of Rulers: Moses and Pharaoh, representing the wills of both God and Satan, each striving for … Continue reading God’s Way
The theme of Exodus is the Deliverance of God's people. Chapter 1 gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the events leading up to their redemption. 1. The Need for Deliverance (1-6) When Jacob and his family came to Egypt to escape famine, there were only seventy. Now, there were thousands (possibly hundreds of thousands). They … Continue reading Getting Ready for Deliverance