He continues to be the God who hears our groaning. He hears the cry of the nurse or the doctor struggling to cope with massive pressures on the healthcare system. He hears the cry of His child gasping for breath as the virus takes grip upon the lungs. He hears the sob of one who has lost a loved one, being deprived of the opportunity to say that final crucial farewell, he hears the cry of a family worrying about their financial future, he hears the cry of the church longing for a renewed spiritual consciousness in these desperate times.
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.
Babylon did everything that was humanely possible to eradicate Jewish culture from Daniel but still he did not forget the God of his Fathers and boldly represented His name in a hostile culture.
Almost 100 years after God called Isaiah to be His spokesman in Judah, He raised up Jeremiah to continue this good work. For approximately forty years this man of God proclaimed the truth to Jerusalem but the people were unwilling to listen.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Moses taught that the law should be kept in spirit as well as deed and that it applied to every area of life. For this reason Deuteronomy throbs with practical spirit and vital principles which continue to be relevant for the Church in this 21st Century. Deuteronomy – The Repetition of the Law Key Verses –Continue reading “8: DEUTERONOMY; The Repetition of the Law”
The view of God’s grace, which Leviticus presents, introduces us to the glory of Christ in his sacrificial and intercessory work as our High Priest. For this reason He is the central character in Leviticus with the core theme being atonement. 6 Leviticus – The Law of the Priests Key Verse – 20:7 Sanctify yourselvesContinue reading “LEVITICUS – The Law of the Priests”
Paul advances the cause of Christ’s kingdom to a broken divided world by being optimistic, a biblical optimism based on the ancient promises. Christ is the only answer for our world and our nations, let us give ourselves to his cause! Paul, The Apostle to the Gentiles (a) Paul’s People Romans 15:8-12 Now I say thatContinue reading “PEACE FOR A FRACTURED WORLD; Romans Part 71”
This passage reveals the central fact in Bible Prophecy, concerning the years approaching the Lord’s Return. That the Jewish People will collectively embrace Jesus Christ as the Messiah. God’s Plan For Israel (k) The Fall and Restoration of Israel Romans 11:7-15 Finally, after much exposition and expressions of passion concerning Israel, Paul comes now toContinue reading “THE RESTORATION OF ISRAEL; Romans Part 54”
God’s Plan For Israel (c) Is There Unrighteousness with God? Romans 9:14-18 Having commenced his great thesis upon the Jewish people, past, present and future Paul enters into a discussion upon the doctrine of Predestination. This has relevance to the Jew and Gentile alike. The Jew belongs to a race chosen by God in ancientContinue reading “PREDESTINATION – IS GOD UNRIGHTEOUS?; Romans Part 46”