Showing posts from August, 2007

God is Agape

Pure love is Agape: I am writing this to a group of young people whom I dearly love. I will not mention names as this should speak to all of us young and old alike. We are living in a world in which we look to the young for the future. There was always a time that we did this we knew when I was young that the day would come where we would be the ones who made many of the choices that would not only touch our lives but touch the lives of many around us. In today's world we look at the young people and they see this world as a hopeless mess. These are not the children and youth that steal to and destroy these are the children that God has put callings on their lives and they are well aware of it. They live a life of loneliness that mere words cannot explain it. They try to look for a future but they are faced with the dilemma what future. Many of them in their lives are still living with Mom and Dad as there is no way that they can afford to go and get out on their own and l


JOEL THE PROPHET OF PENTECOST I ask the readers of this to remember that these were term papers that I wrote in 74-78, I do not know the exact year. I looked at the Prophets in the light of those days and now I see them much more clearly in the light of these days. We have no information concerning the Prophet Joel apart from the Book that bears his name. Some think that he was a priest, on account of his frequent references to the priests as leading the people in Penitence and Prayer. We do not know when the Prophet lived and labored. The date of the writing of this Book is not important for the interpretation of the Book. We are told that the Prophet was the son of Pethuel, the name supposed to mean, “Persuaded of God”. Joel own name means “Jehovah is God”. The name seems to enshrine in its brief confession of faith, reflecting possibility the Piety of his Godly Parents. It is probably that the Prophet was a native of Judah. From his prophe


The writings that you will see on the Minor Prophets I wrote before 1980. Look at how much more they apply today. I pray you will enjoy and learn from them. Hosea Hosea the Prophet had a message for the children of Israel. You can see His message pounding in the churches of today. First off you must see and declare what a true Prophet is. God said, that a Prophet was not to be afraid of the people. A Prophet is a person that the crowd does not like, for they expose their sins. His job is to root out, to pull down, to destroy, to throw down, to build and to plant. God said People would fight them, but they would not prevail for God would deliver the Prophet. (Jeremiah). So it is under this light that that I will see the ministry of Hosea. The name Hosea comes from the root which signifies salvation or help, and deliverance. He was a man of the soil and drew many of his simple images from the garden and the farm. His Book is one of the most evangelical of the Old Testament. H

Jesus Paid the Price

The woman hung her head in shame. There was no denying it, yes, she was guilty, yes, she had broken the law. The judge pounded the gavel, "breaking any of these laws even once is punishable by death. It is here-by ordered that you be put to death for your crimes." The woman sobbed. The verdict was perfectly just, she knew she was guilty, and deserved death. Sorrow washed over her as she resigned herself to her sentence. A man approached the judge from the center of the isle and asked to speak. The judge allowed it. "Your Honor", the man said, "I would like to plead this woman's case before you, if I may." The judge responded that there was no need, the woman was guilty and the judgement would stand. "Your Honor", the man said, "this woman is clearly sorry for her acts. Is there no way her sentence can be commuted or lessened?" "I can see your compassion for this woman," the judge said, "and I understand it, nev

The Rapture

THE RAPTURE {CATCHING-AWAY} OF BELIEVERS MEANING OF THE WORD "RAPTURE" The "Rapture" is the name given to a Biblically revealed event in which Jesus Christ descends from Heaven, accompanied by the spirits of all the saints who have passed on prior to this event, and then the bodily remains of these saints are transported from the earth to meet the Lord and be rejoined with their corresponding spirits in the air. Immediately after this, all Christians alive on the earth are simultaneously transported to meet the Lord and those who have preceded them in the air. All are transformed into immortal bodies like Jesus' body, referred to as the "resurrection body". "Rapture", when used in eschatological terms, is an English word used in place of the Latin word raeptius, which is taken from the Vulgate version of the BIble, which in turn is a translation of the Koine Greek word harpazo, found in the early Greek New Testament manuscripts of 1 Thessa


Another prophet of about the same time was Haggai who also wrote to Judah. All scriptures are from the King James' version Bible. ZECHARIAH: GOD SOVEREIGNTY OF GLORIOUS MESSIANIC COMING TO ESTABLISH HIS ISRAEL KINGDOM & CONTROL OVER THE EARTH Zechariah 3:8-9 "Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. {9} For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day." BRANCH is Jesus Zechariah 14:3-5 "Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. {4} And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward