The present conflict in the Middle East is not primarily a geopolitical issue. It is primarily the fruit of 1,300 years of night and day prayer in the region. When we examine the fruit of that prayer movement, one thing is clear – it’s time for a new prayer movement that acknowledges that God does have a Son.
Jeremiah 50-51 is the longest continual prophecy in the Bible and therefore it deserves careful study as one of the key passages in the Scripture. While many assume that this prophecy was exhaustively fulfilled in ancient history, when we examine the prophecy closely we find that there are many details in the prophecy that were not fulfilled in ancient history and therefore have a future application.
The lessons we can learn from Habakkuk 1 help us to interpret the times and seasons in our own nation.
In Romans 15 Paul summarizes God’s cosmic plan to save the Jews and gentiles so that Jesus receives an inheritance in all the nations. In that summary he describes the ultimate goal of world missions.
It is important that we evaluate theological ideas critically and biblically. Often we evaluate theology purely on the opinions of man, but there is another factor that is rarely considered that is actually the most significant factor in the evaluation of a theological idea.
Isaiah 49 gives us a glimpse into an intimate conversation between the Father and the Son as Jesus describes His painful rejection and the Father declares His promises to the Son. It also specifically details how Jesus will fulfill the promises God made to Abraham.
The word “occupation” is often used in reference to the Middle East. As believers it is critical that we have a biblical view of what occupation is so that we labor with a biblical perspective towards a biblical outcome. Thankfully, the Scripture addresses the real issues of occupation.
The Biblical narrative is ultimately undergirded by the biblical covenants. The covenants are the means by which God’s redemptive plan unfolds and it is important to understand these covenant to understand biblical history, God’s present work in the nations, and the how His work in the nations will conclude.
In Zechariah God makes a dramatic prediction about a day in the future when He will pour out the Spirit on Israel, they will see Jesus, and mourning unto repentance will fill the land. It is important not to miss how central this passage is in the New Testament.
One of the most impactful parts of studying John’s life is studying how his life ended. The end of his life, perhaps more than any other part of his life, best illustrates just why Jesus referred to him as the greatest man born of woman.This is part of the series The Life and Ministry of John the Baptist.
John had such divine authority resting on him that, even though he did not do any miracles, the people questioned whether he was the Messiah simply because of his preaching. The prophetic voice had re-emerged in John, but the core of the message itself was shocking.This is part of the series The Life and Ministry of John the Baptist.
John was called to “go before the face of God” and therefore had to live before the face of God. John learned this lesson: Crowds are seducing, but the desert is where the first burns, the burning bush appears, and God speaks.This is part of the series The Life and Ministry of John the Baptist.