There Is More Here Than Meets The Eye

I have been teaching the Book of Daniel and while doing so, I received a needed reminder from the pen of Daniel. In his final vision (chapters 10-12), he records the conflicts between certain nations; namely, Persia, Greece and Israel. But he reveals that behind those nations are powerful angelic (or demonic) beings. In the…

The Christmas Story: Thinking About Joseph and the Wisemen

Joseph was selected by God because he was a righteous man. When Mary was about 6 or 7 months along in her pregnancy, Joseph became aware of that reality (Matt. 1:18-25). He probably tried to believe Mary’s story about how she became pregnant, but he simply couldn’t buy into her rather creative account of an…

The Future of Israel in the Plans of God

An unexpected consequence of the current Hamas-Israel war has been questions about Israel. Some Christians who have had little interest in Israel have begun to ask if Israel is important in future events; if the land belongs to Israel or to the Palestinians; even if Israel’s becoming a nation in 1948 has any biblical importance.…

Never Will It End Until…

The sudden, barbaric attack on Israel by Hamas terrorists, who brutally murdered hundreds of men, women and young children has shocked much of the world. The sheer savagery of the event has been recorded on video which has allowed everyone to see this sheer evil. As Israel retaliates and Hamas keeps firing their missiles, thousands…

Achieving Salvation and Perfection

In this life God desires for us to be “perfect” and He desires to give us “salvation” in the next. But these biblical words are very often not fully understood with the result that believers miss out on some rich biblical truths that impact their approach to the Christian life.