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Today is my 64th birthday. According to the standard practices and customs here in the USA, in about 6 months I’m supposed to file for Social Security. It then takes another six months to process the paperwork so that I … Continue reading
In reply to some offline questions and comments… The folks living in the USA have plenty of sins for which they surely will not repent. There is plenty of divine wrath coming because certain moral failures are simply burned into … Continue reading
I was in the OKC area the day the Murrah Building was almost brought down by explosives. I correctly identified the noise and the shock wave that shook the college building in which I stood at the time, as a … Continue reading
Jesus is still poking at the scribes and Pharisees. After hammering them for their insistence on perverting Moses to feed their idolatrous materialism, He points out how there was no way they could qualify for entrance into His Messianic Kingdom. … Continue reading
Jesus has been teaching and explaining how the Covenant was aimed at allowing fallen people, kicked out of Eden, to find their way back through the Flaming Sword. The whole purpose of the ritual law was to provoke genuine penitence, … Continue reading
It’s so easy to lose track of the original mission of Israel, the purpose of the Covenant. Israel was to absorb and live by the revelation of God, and in turn draw other nations to Him by their visible blessings … Continue reading
We have two items addressing the same issue: tragic fates and bearing fruit. Who could forget the warning from Isaiah, about God’s vineyard bearing no fruit? The Covenant was supposed to make the nation so winsome that other peoples would … Continue reading
The final confrontation had begun. Jesus came to Jerusalem knowing He was about to be abused and executed. In the process, He must call attention to the moral failures of those who hated Him. The Sanhedrin were well aware of … Continue reading