Posts from 2016

Be joyful!

During this holiday season I wanted to take time to study the scriptures on being joyful. In my studies I came across this nagging question: What makes us joyful? The answer became clear when I read Nehemiah 7 through 9 about the days of Jerusalem’s restoration. The people of Israel were reconnecting with the word…

Are You Learning Obedience?

The scriptures teach us that we are to believe for the kingdom coming on this earth; Jesus taught us to pray to our Father this way: “Your Kingdom Come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Christ also said that the kingdom is like a leaven that leavens the whole lump…

Preparing our Hearts for the Feast of Tabernacles

We are approaching the time of the Feast of Tabernacles. As Christians, we do not only celebrate it in remembrance of what God did in the past, but we also anticipate the fulfillment of what God is doing during the Feast of Tabernacles today. We believe that there are truths hidden in plain sight in…

Feast of Trumpets – 2016

When we study and celebrate the Old Testament Feasts we are not looking back to something that God did in the past. We are actually looking into the future and anticipating what God promised that He would do during the time we are living now. Leading up to the Feast of Tabernacles we observe the…

Our Preparation for Tabernacles

As we approach the time of the Feast of Tabernacles we reflect on the time when the people of Israel experienced the presence of God with them for forty years. That time was prophetic and a type of the days of the Kingdom of God on earth (Deuteronomy 8:4). We also think about the coming…

Worship that Transcends Faith

God is looking for us to be His worshippers, but we don’t do anything without discipline. We must set our will on God and discipline ourselves to pray and worship. We invite the Holy Spirit to enable us so that it is not just a mechanical ritual but an expression of our relationship with the…

The Importance of our Preparation

I have been meditating on one verse for the last week. The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But victory belongs to the LORD (Proverbs 21:31). In my mind I started to think about all the details that are necessary to prepare a horse for a battle, or even a competition. It takes…

What Really Matters is the Relationship!

Whenever I read the Scriptures, I want to try and understand what really happened by placing myself in the story. For instance, at the coming of Christ many people were fed, healed, and resurrected (Luke 7:20-23). Out of the thousands that had some contact with Him, only one hundred and twenty were together on the…

Knowledge or Relationship

Today it is very easy to find information about everything. Everyone has something to say about anything. More and more people rely upon their knowledge and understanding, and yet we are told to trust the Lord. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5). But,…

Anointed to do His Will

We have been studying the life of David and how he had to be anointed three times to finally become the king of Israel (1 Sam. 16:12; 2 Sam. 2:4; 5:1). When Samuel first anointed David he was still a young boy, but the plan of God for his life was established. David went through…