Samuel and Those Who Follow– 1 Samuel 2

19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, 20 and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, 21 whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holyContinue reading “Samuel and Those Who Follow– 1 Samuel 2”

Prophet of the Coming Kings – 1 Samuel 1

1 Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God 2 which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, 3 concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, 4 and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.  Continue reading “Prophet of the Coming Kings – 1 Samuel 1”

Removing Sandals – Joshua 5

13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, “Are You for us or for our adversaries?”  14 So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the Lord IContinue reading “Removing Sandals – Joshua 5”

The Blessings of Abraham – Deuteronomy 28

There are people in our lives who have had a much bigger impact upon us than they ever realized.  They say or do something that resonates deeply within us, without them even having a clue that they have done it. Such was the case for Carolyn, a woman who spoke to a roomful of prisonContinue reading “The Blessings of Abraham – Deuteronomy 28”

The Feast of Pentecost and the Holy Spirit – Deuteronomy 16

9 “You shall count seven weeks. Begin to count the seven weeks from the time the sickle is first put to the standing grain. 10 Then you shall keep the Feast of Weeks to the Lord your God with the tribute of a freewill offering from your hand, which you shall give as the Lord your God blesses you. 11 And you shall rejoice before the Lord…Deuteronomy 16:9-11 ESVContinue reading “The Feast of Pentecost and the Holy Spirit – Deuteronomy 16”

Christ in the Passover, Pentecost and Feast of Tabernacles – Deuteronomy 16

16 “Three times a year all your males shall appear before the Lord your God at the place that he will choose: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Passover), at the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost), and at the Feast of Booths (Feast of Tabernacles).   Deuteronomy 16:16 ESV Each year, every male Israelite was required by the law ofContinue reading “Christ in the Passover, Pentecost and Feast of Tabernacles – Deuteronomy 16”

A Heart of Generosity – Deuteronomy 15

God has a heart of generosity.  He provides for each one of us daily, devoting His love, attention and care to us twenty-four hours each day. As Moses prepared the people to enter the new land, he emphasized the need for believers to express that same heart of generosity to those around them with need:Continue reading “A Heart of Generosity – Deuteronomy 15”

Offerings to the Lord – Deuteronomy 12

14 … even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:14-15 NKJV Jesus Christ is the prescribed offering for each of our sins.  In fact, His sacrifice as the innocent and spotless Lamb of God covers the sins of the whole world, for all who chooseContinue reading “Offerings to the Lord – Deuteronomy 12”

There You Shall Go – Deuteronomy 12

5 “But you shall seek the place where the Lord your God chooses, out of all your tribes, to put His name for His dwelling place; and there you shall go. Deuteronomy 12:5 NKJV The people who lived in Canaan prior to the Israelites worshiped their gods on mountains, hill tops, or below shady trees.  These worship services involved images, idolsContinue reading “There You Shall Go – Deuteronomy 12”

The Eyes of the Lord – Deuteronomy 11

11 But the land that you are going over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water by the rain from heaven, 12 a land that the Lord your God cares for. The eyes of the Lord your God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year.  Deuteronomy 11:11-12 ESV “HaveContinue reading “The Eyes of the Lord – Deuteronomy 11”