Moving What Mountain?

With faith and prayer all things are possible. One of the most inspiring verses about the power of faith and prayer is: “… whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will… Read more »

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Covenantal Order or Gifts of The Spirit?

Moving the Ark of the Covenant into Jerusalem (II Samuel 6) had great spiritual significance. It was accompanied by two unusual events with two severe punishments. When the Ark was being brought in, the oxen stumbled, and the cart was shaken. Uzzah stretched out his hand to steady the Ark and was killed instantly. The punishment came because… Read more »

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Light in the Midst of Darkness

A few hours before the recent attacks in Paris, a Palestinian terrorist shot and killed two members of the Litman family, who were driving in their car near Hebron. Tragically, a “Red Crescent” ambulance came up to the car while the family was bleeding within, but refused to stop and help them! There is no difference between terror… Read more »

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Pleased to Crush

A profound statement of Scripture is found in the prophecy of Messiah as suffering servant: “And it pleased YHVH to crush him.” (Isaiah 53:10) The root word here for “crush” is  and is the same as “bruise” in: “And he was pierced for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities.” (Isaiah 53:5) How could it be… Read more »

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Authority

From the Foreword of the Book: “I can think of no topic more misunderstood yet more important than spiritual authority. Generally speaking Bible teachers tend to emphasize just one perspective in dealing with authority; and therefore, by the very nature of the teaching, there is imbalance and extremism. The subject is so vast that it… Read more »

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Wisdom and the Fear of God

Wisdom is the ability to know what is the right thing to do. Obviously before we can do the right thing, we have to know what it is. From God’s point of view, if He sees that someone really wants to do the right thing, He will let him understand (John 7:17). If someone wants… Read more »

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Judah First

In the book of Romans we find the phrase “to the Jew first” three times: one for the gospel (1:16), one for wrath (2:9) and one for glory (2:10). I believe that this phrase is a continuation from the book of Genesis, in which the tribe of Judah was to “go first”. The connection between… Read more »

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The Israel Land Question

There is great controversy in the Body of Messiah worldwide concerning the place of the Jewish people and the land of Israel. However, the issue is not inherently about politics or racial identity but about the very nature of the kingdom of God. I. Redemption of Planet Earth Is the ultimate purpose of God for… Read more »

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Exile and Redemption

There is a profound mystery throughout the Scriptures in the relationship between Israel and the Nations. The covenant of God started with Noah for all the nations, and then was transferred to Israel through Shem and Abraham. Abraham himself lived in Ur of the Chaldeans (ancient Iraq) and immigrated to the land of Canaan. Abraham’s calling… Read more »

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How Difficult to Crucify the Flesh

I wonder if it was emotionally difficult for the Roman soldiers 2,000 years ago to crucify someone. Perhaps some of the soldiers were totally sadistic and enjoyed their work. Perhaps some of them were neutral and just “doing their jobs.” Perhaps others were actually good people (like the centurion) and felt compassion for those suffering. Was… Read more »

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