Sunday, August 7, 2022

Rudimentary Deception

The popular practice of forecasting the future and diving God’s plans from the calendar is not biblical

Monthly Planner - Photo by 2H Media on Unsplash
Paul chides the Galatians for returning to “
bondage under the weak and beggarly rudiments,” especially epitomized in calendrical observations. Since they live in the era of fulfillment, resorting to outmoded rituals is akin to reverting to slavery. Did not God send Jesus to redeem us “that we might receive the adoption of sons”? - [Photo by 2H Media on Unsplash].

Friday, July 22, 2022

House of Cards

The history of the failed expectations in popular preaching is causing many to begin grasping at prophetic straws

House of Cards - Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash
The history of failed predictions and projections by the Prophecy Industry has left many of its proponents holding an empty bag. Not only has the Industry predicted the return of Jesus within a “biblical generation” of Israel’s founding in 1948, but also a long list of related events that must precede it, none of which have occurred - [
Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash].

Small Things Matter

Do not fear or hesitate to do the small tasks that God puts into your hands, especially those that serve the needs of others

Pennies - Photo by Siora Photography on Unsplash
Before he left the Temple for the last time, Jesus observed a Poor widow depositing “
two mites” in the treasury. In contrast to many others, she “cast in all that she had.” And in his estimate, that was worth far more than what the others had contributed. Apparently, he assigns values to actions differently than we do - [Photo by Siora Photography on Unsplash].

My Rights or the Cross

To follow Jesus is to live a life of self-denial, a willingness to suffer persecution for him and serve others selflessly

Cross Mountains - Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash
Rage and retaliation are
NOT appropriate “Christian” reactions to hostility and organizing loud protests when our “rights” are threatened only demonstrates how far we have accommodated ourselves to the values of this age that are so contrary to the  example of Jesus, especially his self-sacrificial death - [Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash].

Monday, July 18, 2022

Babylonian Territory

The so-called “seven mountains of culture” is part of Babylon’s domain, but God is summoning His children to come out of her before it is too late

Mountain Range - Photo by Arvind Telkar on Unsplash
As a young Christian, I was taught that disciples of Jesus must live “separate from the world,” not physically so, but morally and spiritually. We are “
in the world but not of it.” Our task is to call other men and women to “save themselves from this crooked generation” while there is still time before the world is judged - [Photo by Arvind Telkar on Unsplash].