Today’s Thought “Rejoicing” (June 11) Today we may hear wonderful words in Isaiah 35. We get to hear that there shall come a time when the desert [wilderness] and dry land will ·become happy [rejoice]. We may count on it that the desert [arid plain; or Arabah] will be glad and will ·produce flowers [blossom;… Read More Today’s Thought “Rejoicing” (June 11)
Today’s thought “He who walks righteously …” (June 9) When you “walk” you usually have a destination in mind! Yet, there can be options as to how it is to be reached. It can be, if you are careless in how you plot your walk, that you fail to reach your intended destination. Now compare… Read More Today’s thought “He who walks righteously …” (June 9)
Today’s Thought “A king will reign … princes will rule …” (June 08) Our Isaiah 32 starts, “Behold a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule in justice”. This surely visualises God’s king, the Lord Jesus, at last reigning over the earth. There will also be “princes” reigning who “will rule with justice”.… Read More Today’s Thought “A king will reign … princes will rule …” (June 08)
Today’s Thought “You will keep … in perfect peace” (May 03) Our Isaiah and Hebrews readings provide an abundance of thoughts today. Some verses encourage peace of mind, others a sense of awe at what is coming on the world, at the judgement our godless world deserves. Isaiah 26 contains a grouping of quite contrasting… Read More Today’s Thought “You will keep … in perfect peace” (May 03)
Today’s Thought “Jehovah is about to lay the earth waste” (June 01) In today’s reading we get a warning that the Most High Divine Creator of all things shall destroy the earth in such a way that it shall be empty or lay it waste, Him going to ruin or distort the surface of the… Read More Today’s Thought “Jehovah is about to lay the earth waste” (June 01)
Today’s Thought ” … the earth will be shaken” (May 23) What place is named in the first and last books of the Bible – and in many in between? Yes, it’s Babylon, yet you may not recognize that it occurs in Genesis because it is translated in its Hebrew form of Babel. The account… Read More Today’s Thought ” … the earth will be shaken” (May 23)
Today’s Thought “The earth shall be full of …” (May 21) Today’s Isaiah chapter is that marvellous one which tells us of the time to come when “the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea” (11:9). The first part of the chapter is about the work… Read More Today’s Thought “The earth shall be full of …” (May 21)
Today’s Thought “The whole earth is full of his glory” (May 16) It is impossible to meaningfully imagine the time when “the whole earth [will be] full of his glory!” (Isaiah 6:3). In one sense it is so today – for all the wonders of creation reflect the power and presence and glory of its… Read More Today’s Thought “The whole earth is full of his glory” (May 16)
Today’s thought “God will bring every deed into judgment … whether good or evil” (May 03) These are the final words in Solomon’s book of Ecclesiastes. In the previous verse he had written, “Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of mankind”. At the start of this book we read,… Read More Today’s thought “God will bring every deed into judgment … whether good or evil” (May 03)
Today’s thought “The eyes of man are never satisfied” (April 17) Proverbs 27 How many people do not brag about what will happen tomorrow? we should know that we don’t really know what will happen then. Though about the future, we have the Book of books which tells us about signs for the latter days.… Read More Today’s thought “The eyes of man are never satisfied” (April 17)
Today’s thought “My help comes from the LORD” (March 13) Psalm 121 today begins with a question and sometimes this is not recognised. The Psalmist is lifting up his eyes to the hills and asking, “from where does my help come?” The pagan people around and all too often the Jewish people also, looked to… Read More Today’s thought “My help comes from the LORD” (March 13)
Today’s thought “Our refuge and strength” (January 26) Today’s Psalm 46 fills us with a sense of awe; one cannot avoid concluding it is a prophecy that has its ultimate application to the climax of the era in which we live – an age when God is ignored and is believed by most not to… Read More Today’s thought “Our refuge and strength” (January 26)
Today’s thought “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good” (January 17) Psalm 34 of David today is wonderfully spiritually stimulating; it is one to be memorised, at least in part. “Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!” (verse 9). David can write this from his… Read More Today’s thought “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good” (January 17)
Lots of Christian who think the hell is a place of eternal torture do forget that Jesus was three days in hell and that Israel’s patriarch Jacob was convinced he would also go to hell. In this article we look at the real biblical meaning of sheol, hades or hell. According to the bible sheol or the grave is the abode or place were both righteous and wicked remain until the call of Jesus at the Last Days and the resurrection of the dead.… Read More Is Hell-fire something to fear
Human beings have always been interested in the reasons why they are here and what would happen to them after they die. In our regions the dead are not placed on a fire, but are put in a grave or in an incinerator, according to the Bible to become dust, though the majority of people… Read More Is there life beyond the grave?
There are churches which teach that people when they die go to purgatory, heaven or hell. In which way is that according bible writings, where is told that the living beings (souls) when they die shall deteriorate or decay to become dust, not feeling anything and not able to do anything?… Read More Where do we go when we die?
The fulfilment of Bible prophecy can be a powerful faith builder. To witness events come to pass that were prophesied thousands of years ago in the Bible, renews our confidence in the sure Word of God. Therefore let us examine all the Bible prophecies, see which ones came to be and which ones still have to pass.… Read More Sign of the Times and the Last Days #3 Coming events revealed in the prophetic writings
Having come into a time of many natural disasters (tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, cyclones, storms), famines and wars we should be aware that it can well be that we are now living in a special period and a time of many signs, which should awaken us or make us alert for times to come.
“42 “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. 43 But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. 44 For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.” (Matthew 24:42-44, NASB)… Read More Sign of the Times and the Last Days #2 Wars, natural disasters, famine and false Messiahs
In the Holy Scriptures or the Bible we find that the Nazarene master teacher Jeshua (Jesus Christ of Nazareth) was asked “…What will be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3) The apostles probably where thinking of having Jesus speaking about the end of the Roman Empire and… Read More Sign of the Times and the Last Days #1 The Son of man revealing
At last, the plan of God comes to its climax. After thousands of years of preparation, the people of the Kingdom are brought together. The leaders and princes are the faithful disciples from all ages, raised from the dead with the apostles to reign with their King. The subjects are the restored Israel, and the… Read More Wilderness Transformed