Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob’s tents, And have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and The city shall be builded upon her own heap… (Jeremiah 30:18, KJV 1900) The Jews in Judah were taken captive by the Babylonians for 70 years. The walls of Jerusalem were broken down, and
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it (Matt. 16:18 KJV) The theological debate as to the meaning of the phrase “upon this rock” and the two major thoughts are that it refers to
For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise( 2 Corinthians 10:12 KJV) The Apostle Paul had a moment of significant relationship tensions with the Corinthian Church. He was the Apostle who planted
The lampstand also for the light, with its utensils and its lamps, and the boil for the light (Exod. 35:14 ESV) The Lord gave Moses specific instructions about the construction of the Tabernacle. The Lampstand was to be made of pure gold with seven branches to hold seven lamps for the light in the Tabernacle.
And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth (1 Sam. 3:10 KJV) The story of young Samuel in the House of God has volumes to teach us about the voice of God and how He operates. Samuel was brought to the
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death (1 Cor. 15:26 KJV) The Apostle Paul calls Death the “last enemy,” and gives us its destiny which is annihilation or destruction. We cannot help but ask “if death is the last enemy, then who or what are the first, second, etc enemies before death?”. A
Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more (Rom. 5:20 ESV) There is a spiritual proportional correlation between grace and sin. When sin increases, grace has to increase for the righteous to continue living in righteousness. This is because grace is the antidote of sin.
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world (1 Jn. 4:4 KJV) The Apostle John began discussing the subject of false prophets from verse 1 of 1 John 4. He went further to talk about the spirit of