Moses, here, was in the business of comforting God’s people, in a hard place by showing them their personal interest in the everlasting God.
Satan is on the lookout for the best of our youth, he wants their talents and their knowledge for his kingdom. He wants our budding musicians to play and sing the songs of the world, he wants our future authors to write the empty and vulgar stories that fill the best seller lists, he wants our doctors to capitulate to the secular clamour for abortion and transgenderism, he wants our public speakers to address any issue but Christianity, he wants our politicians to conform to the secular mindset that drives society, he wants our scientists to tolerate the evolutionary mind set. To the youth of today I appeal – don’t let Satan have the best that God has given you. He will take you and use you and then your soul will be lost.
2nd Chronicles takes us beyond the death of David, drawing us into the reign of Solomon. The story of 2nd Chronicles, however, is not the biography of Solomon. It is the recounting of the history of something greater than even the most glorious of Israel’s kings. This is the story of the temple. If thisContinue reading “THE DRAMA OF THE TEMPLE”
After Malachi the voice of the prophet was not heard for 400 years. 400 years of silence. That silence was only broken when that voice was heard crying in the wilderness. The one whose Malachi’s very name anticipated was born to preach and to introduce the Lamb of God to lost and dying humanity.
Haggai was called to a good and godly remnant who as a result of discouragement had lost a sense of priority. This same problem has afflicted Christians in every age. We lose our determination and zeal. We become focused on careers, homes and all the other trappings of a materialistic society. We no longer have the interest in the Lord’s Work that once we had. This is not apostasy but a lukewarmness that overtakes the body of the Church. To such a people Haggai was called.
The days of revival were over, spiritual darkness was encroaching; yet the prophet found solace in the God who sings and rejoices in His faithful remnant.
We are confronted by imponderable situations that cause us to doubt and fear. Therefore we must walk the puzzling journey with Habakkuk seeking answers that we might be brought to the light of faith and understanding.
Obadiah: The Kingdom Belongs to the Lord Key Text: Verse 21 “And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.” This study embraces one of the lesser known and neglected books of the Bible. Nevertheless there is a message in Obadiah, which fitsContinue reading “OBADIAH; The Kingdom is the Lord’s”
Amos: The Herdman of Tekoa Key Text: Chapter 4:12 “Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.” Amos’ Biography The name Amos, according to the Jewish expert, John Gill, means “burdened”. A most suitable name for one called toContinue reading “AMOS; THE SERMONS OF A COUNTRY PASTOR”
Intriguingly Hosea’s prophecy begins with an account of a marriage that while commanded by God was at variance with our understanding of Biblical principles…It is clear from 1:2, however, that Hosea’s marriage to this woman was intended to be a picture lesson to the nation of their apostasy.