The Passover should remain grounded in the understanding that some things not change. Passover is essentially a sacrificial monument in which blood spilled as a means of liberation and identity. When God ordered the death of the firstborn in Egypt He made provision so that Israelites would not suffer loss. The slaughtered lamb provided the cover a satisfactory substitute for the firstborn in every Israelite home. It is to accomplish this very thing that Christ is Paschal Lamb.
The tokens of the hidden life do not always make sense to the observer. They are unusable by the outsider, just as the beeps and squawks on a debit or credit card reader as it communicates with your bank are unintelligible, even though you know it is saying “hi bank, can you process a 14.95 debit on the account…
Believers find newness in Christ. Old things pass away. They float by. There is newness in all things and this is not based on our sight or other sense. The new things, all of them, have come. They exist and this is where reality’s dimensions poke us. There is a brand new world in Christ… Continue reading RECONCILING ALL THINGS THAT BELONG TO GOD IN CHRIST
Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel. Says who? The Bible and secular history. It is not the number of states with embassies in Jerusalem that decides the viable status of Jerusalem. The area north of Bethlehem has always been the centre of the kingdom, right up to the division into the Northern Israelite… Continue reading Who is Moving to Jerusalem?
Look at the scramble to keep people safe and you see a cover story for twisted coexistence theories. Look at the resistance movements across the globe and you see a trail of fragile alliances. Churches struggle to preserve unity and mutual comfort between the saved and the unsaved, and most have realized that separating friends… Continue reading They Do Not Leave When its Cleaving Time
The Jewish people can feel satisfied that the 45th president of the United States has pledged to move its embassy to Jerusalem but they cannot forever violate the Bible’s vision and call for the state of Israel to take the destiny of Jerusalem into the heavyweight division. In 2009 this writer examined the history of… Continue reading Revisiting Zion-Salem (2017)
Christ’s contemporaries had so compromised the integrity of their inner life that they were reluctant to admit what everybody knew, namely, that John was a reliable witness and he had pointed squarely to Yeshua as the Anointed and the Lamb of God. They had wrapped themselves in knots of “You shall not”, silly fables and traditions.
This narrative begins with a call for an end to mourning for Saul must end and God declares that He has a plan. The Lord said to Samuel, How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go. I will send… Continue reading How David Became King and God’s Tapestry
Christ’s cautions about deception are urgent and the reach of false claims is global. The thought that we were not victims needs to be seen for the counterfeit that it is. The nature of deception includes the surprising and disastrous realization of what it breeds. With willpower as the favourite explanation the attempt to deceive… Continue reading Will Power: one of dilemmas horns