When you visit Bethlehem today, you are in a war zone. It is only 10km from Jerusalem, but getting there involves crossing a fortified border, for Bethlehem is in Palestinian territory, in the West Bank. Only tourists can cross this border; Israelis and Palestinians are mainly restricted to their own sides. The forbidding border wall… Read More Prayer theme for December: Pray for the coming of the Prince of Peace
In the previous postings we came to see that Jesus walked on this earth as a son of man, was seen by many, and was impaled. After his death he was put in a grave to be resurrected by his heavenly Father. In case this son of man would be God having come in a man, how does that fit the bible sayings and who, after faking His death and resurrection (because God cannot die), would be than the mediator between Him and man? In this article we look further at this son of man who is our saviour and mediator between God and man.… Read More When you believe Jesus is God: who do you think is the mediator? #2 Firstborn from the dead our advocate
Today’s thought “Therefore nations will praise you forever …” (January 25) The above quotation is found in the final verse of today’s Psalm 45. The whole Psalm is an awesome heart challenging description of the kingdom – and of Jesus – saying that “grace is poured upon your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever”… Read More Today’s thought “Therefore nations will praise you forever …” (January 25)
From the first Book of the Bible we learn already that God has a Plan for His creation and that there would come some one who shall bring an end to all misery and death. That sent one from God shall be authorised by God to speak and act in His Name. He would be… Read More What is the Kingdom of God?
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