Faith

In the northern hemisphere, the latter days of December mark the darkest days of every year. The darkest day of the year, the Winter Solstice, usually falls on December 21 or 22, but on rare occasions can fall on 20 or 23. In the northern hemisphere the day marks the 24-hour period with the fewest...
I think I was about 9 yrs old, so that would put “my most memorable childhood Christmas” in 1958. My family was best of friends with the Barretts. We all went to church together. That year we were all together for Christmas Eve and having a great time. The phone rang and my dad took the call. When...
The angel of the Lord spoke to Joseph to assure him of what God was doing, but while he thought on these things, behold the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream saying, “Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary as thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is of the...
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I know that some are struggling at this time with sickness that has them wondering what the next step is going to be. Some are sick and struggling just to get another breath. Other issues brought on by Covid-19 are causing problems for many people as...
By its nature prophecy contains an element of prediction, either predicting something about to happen or predicting something to happen in the distant future.  As we saw in the previous article, if the prediction is proleptic in nature, then it applies both to the near term (perhaps that day) and...
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Every day is a new day. I know that is something that we have heard time and again. Yet we are in the year 2020! It seems like each day brings something that we haven’t seen before or we didn’t expect to see. On Sunday morning I was getting around...
Fact #1 - If you live in America, you are very aware of the avalanche of support that homosexuals and lesbians have received over the past 25 years. A quarter century ago only 25 percent of Americans “approved” of homosexual/lesbian relationships. Now, according to both Gallup and Pew Research, 65...
The previous article introduced the topic, “Understanding Messianic Prophecies.” Today’s article continues reflection on that topic. There are three basic ways an Old Testament messianic passage may be understood. First, it may be seen as completely fulfilled in its historical context.  For example...
There are 35 prophecies in the Bible tagged as “Messianic” prophecies; prophecies concerning Jesus Christ, the Messiah. December is the time of ADVENT, the coming of the Messiah to earth to save humanity. So Messianic prophecies usually receive a lot of attention. Please, take a moment and look...
The United Bible Society’s Greek New Testament lists sixty-six quotations from Isaiah in the New Testament.  This indicates that the coming of the Messiah proclaimed in the New Testament found large support in Isaiah (Texts from Isaiah also figure prominently in Handel’s Messiah).  Isaiah 7:14, 9:1...

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