The Rebellious Church of Today

But They Have Rebelled Isaiah 1:2-3 ESV “Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: ‘Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.’” Now, … Continue reading The Rebellious Church of Today

But you Say, “How Have we Despised You?”

Malachi 1:6-8 ESV “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’ … Continue reading But you Say, “How Have we Despised You?”

You Try Many Remedies in Vain

Jeremiah 46:11,25-26 NIV “Go up to Gilead and get balm, Virgin Daughter Egypt. But you try many medicines in vain; there is no healing for you.” “The Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘I am about to bring punishment on Amon god of Thebes, on Pharaoh, on Egypt and her gods and her kings, … Continue reading You Try Many Remedies in Vain

A Few Things Against

Revelation 2:13-15 ESV “I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not deny my faith even in the days of Antipas my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. But I have a few things against you: you have some there who … Continue reading A Few Things Against

Put Your Trust in God Alone

Amos 5:4-5 NIV This is what the Lord says to Israel: “Seek me and live; do not seek Bethel, do not go to Gilgal, do not journey to Beersheba. For Gilgal will surely go into exile, and Bethel will be reduced to nothing.” These places mentioned here are symbolic of places of idolatrous worship. Today, … Continue reading Put Your Trust in God Alone

The Lord has a Case

Micah 6:1-2 NIV Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the hills hear what you have to say. “Hear, you mountains, the Lord’s accusation; listen, you everlasting foundations of the earth. For the Lord has a case against his people; he is lodging a charge against Israel.” … Continue reading The Lord has a Case

To Deliver His People

If we read the book of Habakkuk, we can see how it relates to what is going on in our world today, and to what God is doing right now, in our day and time, too, in order to bring his adulterous ones back into fellowship with him. Habakkuk, a prophet of God, was talking … Continue reading To Deliver His People

House of Sacrifice

2 Chronicles 7:12 ESV “Then the Lord appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: ‘I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a house of sacrifice.’” In the time of Solomon, the “house of sacrifice” was the house of the Lord, his temple, which then was a … Continue reading House of Sacrifice

Passions at War

Fleshly Desires James 4:1-3 ESV “What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You … Continue reading Passions at War

A Return to Slavery

“O my people, what have I done to you? How have I wearied you? Answer me! For I brought you up from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. O my people, remember what Balak king of Moab devised, and what … Continue reading A Return to Slavery