This isn’t the love God has called us to live. This is not how He taught us, on a mountainside, to treat our neighbors or even those who declare themselves our enemies. The church claims to be the spiritual seed of Israel, the child of Isaac, the child of Abraham. Are we? Are we living out this heritage?
Instead of realizing that it is only through the church that we can fix our world, we are trying to use the systems of the world to fix our church.
The party was only minutes old when it happened. The giant screen behind the stage where the band was playing lit up and every other light in the house went out. Then…
At that time the prophets Haggai and Zechariah son of Iddo prophesied to the Jews in Judah and Jerusalem. They prophesied in the name of the God of Israel who was over them. Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and Jeshua son of Jehozadak responded by starting again to rebuild the Temple of God in Jerusalem. And the…
Suddenly I was sitting straight up wide awake… That is how I came to realize, this past Friday that there was a coup happening in my back yard in Istanbul.
These are just a few of the many famous examples one could give that prove the truth of the statement “sometimes the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” On the other hand, sometimes it does.
But you have a custom of asking me to release one prisoner each year at Passover. Would you like me to release this ‘King of the Jews’?” But they shouted back, “No! Not this man. We want Barabbas!” (Barabbas was a revolutionary.) (John 18:39-40) Read: 2 Samuel 15:23 – 16:23, John 18:25 – 19:22, Psalm 119:113-128, Proverbs…
As long as we continue to fight the wrong war the wrong way, we will continue to lose. Horrors like Manchester will continue to happen.
No matter how the votes are cast, Christ is Victor.
Thank God we have evolved.