Two Ways God Leads Us

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2‬:‭9-10‬ ESV) The plans of God for your life are greater than you can imagine, but that doesn’t mean that they’re unknowable, or that they just “happen” out of nowhere.  As we seek the Lord, submitting ourselves to Him, the Holy Spirit… Read More

Reminders from the Book of Revelation

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:20 ESV) When it comes to the Book of Revelation some well-intended believers get caught up in forecasting the details of the last days, resulting in their missing the central theme of John’s letter to the seven churches over which he had leadership. What many view as the secret code to understand the end times is actually intended to be exactly what it says in it’s opening line: “The revelation of Jesus Christ.” The book… Read More

How to Approach the Book of Revelation

The book of Revelation is often viewed through the lens of apocalyptic allegory – as if only a select few can understand its hidden meanings, and that only with a special decoder ring or end-time chart. The Revelation of Jesus Christ is actually a letter. The aged Apostle John had been banished to the Island of Patmos for his proclamation of Jesus Christ. While there he received a vision(s) from God, revealing many things regarding “what was” (the past), “what is” (the present), and “what is to come” (the future). John, a… Read More

When Truth Contradicts Belief

But when [God]… was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone; nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days. (Galatians 1:15-18 ESV) Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me. (Galatians… Read More

Jesus is Coming Again

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Let anyone who hears this say, “Come.” Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely from the water of life. He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:17, 20 NLT) The book of Revelation was never intended to be viewed as a mystical book of hidden codes only interpreted through complex charts and secret decoder rings. As is the case in most books of the New Testament,… Read More