“Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write… Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick [lampstand] out of his place, except thou repent” (Rev. 2:1, 5). As I study Revelation afresh, my attention has … Continue reading How Does the Lord Remove A Lampstand?
“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother” (Prov. 18:24). “Once I told my old man, 'Nobody likes me.' He said, 'Don't say that--everybody hasn't met you yet.'”—Rodney Dangerfield, I Don't Get No Respect. Berlin, Nazi Germany. Jesse Owens seemed sure to win … Continue reading How to Choose a Friend
Question: "Who are the two witnesses in the book of Revelation?" Answer: In Revelation 11:3–12 a description is given of two individuals who were to help accomplish God’s work during a time of great tribulation. AD 66 – 70 would be of particular interest to study historically. If the details of the Revelation are … Continue reading Revelation 11 The Two Witnesses
The Virgin Birth of Jesus is mentioned in two Gospels. “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us” (Matt. 1:23). “And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of … Continue reading Joseph, the Carpenter, was a King
Seven Eyes Upon One Stone “Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. 9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, … Continue reading Seven Eyes Upon One Stone
I do realize that today, April 5, 2020, is Palm Sunday, which honors the moment when Jesus arrived in Jerusalem on a donkey, prior to being betrayed by His disciple, Judas Iscariot. I do not want to diminish the importance of this event, but I would like to move forward in the narrative, and draw … Continue reading Seven Trials for the Savior
“And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchæus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. 3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. 4 And he ran before, and … Continue reading Zacchaeus Receives the Love and Mercy of Jesus