Culture

Understanding the Past Helps Us Understand Today

Now that we’ve discussed the context surrounding the book of Judges, let’s dive in to all this book has to offer. Written or collected into a complete manuscript hundreds of years after the events took place, the book of Judges reports a significant season of transition for God’s people in the Old Testament. In the … Read more

Today’s Israeli War in Gaza Started 2,600 Years Ago

The rest of Judges reveals repeated terrorist attacks, invasions, and wars with the surrounding demonic people groups that are enemies of God and God’s people. The Judges are raised up as military leaders to lead the battle for the Promised Land against demonic terrorist invasions. For example, Deborah, Gideon, and Samson all lead military campaigns … Read more

Today’s War in Israel

Last week we discussed the Hamas spirit in the Bible and this week we go even deeper into prophetic revelation. Today we will connect some prophetic passages in Deuteronomy, to their fulfillment in Judges, and to the current war in Israel. This war was foreshadowed over 3,000 years ago, as we are seeing ancient prophecy … Read more

The Hamas Spirit vs. the Holy Spirit

Because of Abraham’s sin, we have a constant war between the descendants of Ishmael and the descendants of Isaac. We saw that with the recent invasion and terrorist attack by Hamas in Israel. The corresponding global rise in antisemitism is demonic. The terrorist attack took place on a Saturday morning, which is the Jewish Sabbath. … Read more

Is God a Pacifist?

Numbers 14:18 – “The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and the fourth generation.” After the Lord helped Deborah and Barak’s people win their battle, despite … Read more

Does Evil Stop Itself?

Deuteronomy 32:35-36 – Vengeance is mine, and recompense, for the time when their foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and their doom comes swiftly.’ For the Lord will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants, when he sees that their power is gone and there is none … Read more

Why is God-Given Gender Offensive?

Exodus 20:12 – “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you…” Our culture has, tragically, erased the God-given gender distinctions. In an age of transgenderism, talk of people operating in set roles according to their God-given gender is culturally offensive, … Read more

Should You Get a Job?

Colossians 3:23 – Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men… In Paul’s day, and our own, there is a group of Christians who don’t want to work, expect the church or the government to provide for them from womb to tomb, are lazy, entitled, and make people feel guilty … Read more

Is Controversy a Good Thing?

2 Thessalonians 3:1-2 – Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. As the Thessalonians’ most senior human leader, Paul asks, “pray for us” (2 Thessalonians … Read more

How Can You Stand Firm in Your Faith?

2 Thessalonians 2:15 – So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.  In this section of his letter to the new Christians in the church at Thessalonica, Paul is encouraging them to “stand firm” with “steadfastness” and not … Read more

How Can We Have Victory in Life’s Battles?

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 – Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. In many battles, great sacrifices are made, including lives lost, to secure small areas of … Read more