Typical Excuses of the Non-Commital

Excuses of the weak and fearful: The following is a list of the most commonly used excuses and scriptures that will answer them. 1 - I am too weak to live a Christian life [Matt. 1:21; Isa. 26:3; 2 Cor. 9:8; 1 Pet. 1:5;  1Jn. 4:4; 5:4; Jude 24]. 2 – The Christian life is too hard to live [Prov. 13:15; Matt. 11:28-30; Rom. 6:23; 1 Cor. 10:13; Gal .6:7-8; Jas. 4:7; 1 Jn. 1:9]. 3 – I will have to give up too much [Matt .6:33; Mk. 8:34-38; Continue Reading

GOD’s promise of Comfort

Isaiah 51:19 These two things are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? Desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword: by whom shall I comfort thee. God promised to comfort Judah and Jerusalem [Isaiah 40:1 : Comfort ye, Comfort ye My people, saith your God. ‘Comfort here means Strengthen ye, strengthen ye My people’… Isaiah 51:3 : For the Lord will comfort Zion: He will comfort all her waste places: and He will make Continue Reading

Faithful Through the Ages: John Wycliffe – English Bible Translator

John Wycliffe - English Bible Translator ======================================== Quote: "It is not necessary to go either to Rome or to Avignon in order to seek a decision from the pope, since the triune God is everywhere. Our pope is Christ." (John Wycliffe, De simonia, de apostasia, de blasphemia; On the Church, 1378-1379) Twenty-nine years after John Wycliffe (c.1324 - 1384) died, his bones were dug up and burned, a retroactive rebuke to Continue Reading

Thus says the Lord, Set your house in order, for you shall die, you shall not recover.

2 Kings 20:1 In those days Hezekiah became deadly ill. The Prophet Isaiah, son of Amoz came and said to him, Thus says the Lord, Set your house in order, for you shall die, you shall not recover. Good King Hezekiah’s prayer life holds a mighty challenge and a clear and terrible warning for every believer. In his nation’s darkest hour [Chpt 18:13-17] He prayed and God performed a miracle, one He had foretold [Chpt 19:20, 32:37]. It is Continue Reading

Investigating the Bible: What Physical Torture Would the Messiah Endure?

What Physical Torture Would the Messiah Endure? =============================================== Isaiah 50:4–9 Even before Jesus was crucified, he underwent a merciless beating and public mocking that were meant not only to inflict maximum pain but also to humiliate him. Isaiah prophesies this torture and abuse that the Messiah would have to endure. Isaiah 50:6 foretells that the Savior would offer his back to those who beat him, which Continue Reading

Miracle of Elisha’s Bones

2 Kings 13:21 And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet. [Dake]. This miracle of Elisha’s bones was the 33rd and final miracle of his life-story. The miracles of his experience numbered twice as many as Elijah’s - and some were twice as Continue Reading

Questions Answered: What are the different kinds of psalms?

Questions Answered What are the different kinds of psalms? ======================================= Psalm 3:1 There are many ways to categorize the psalms. Some focus on content (trouble or trust, praise or prayer, joy or repentance). Others emphasize the use of the psalms (public ceremonies, private prayers and so on). Still others analyze style and technique (such as parallelism and acrostics). Here are some general categories: (1) Continue Reading

GOD’s Marvelous Work and a Wonder

Isaiah 29:13-15 Wherefore the Lord said, For as much as this people draw near Me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour Me, but have removed their heart far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the precepts of men: Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall Continue Reading

Equiped for your appointed task

Exodus 3:11 And Moses said to God, Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt? Exodus 4:1 And Moses answered, But behold, they will not believe me or listen to me and obey my voice; for they will say, The Lord has not appeared to you. “There was something more than humility here; there was a tone of self-depreciation, which was inconsistent with a true faith in God’s selection and appointment. Surely Continue Reading

From Judge to Slave to great Deliverer

Judges 16:28, 30 And Samson called unto the Lord, and said, O Lord God, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes. And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the Lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead that he slew at his death were more than they which Continue Reading