The Fall of Lucifer

The Fall of Lucifer This passage in Isaiah contains a prophecy against Sennacherib who proclaimed himself king after conquering Babylon. (Isaiah 14:4). Though he is mighty now and able to inflict suffering and turmoil on his subjects (vs. 3), he shall be brought down...

Satan

Satan The word Satan is only mentioned three times in the Old Testament (Job 1:6-12; Zechariah 3:1-10; 1 Chronicles 21:1). However, conservative scholars identify the serpent in Genesis 3 as Satan or at least a beast that was possessed by Satan. Scripture says the...

Good Versus Evil

Good Versus Evil There are no religious references in the book of Esther. God is never mentioned neither is prayer, worship or sacrifice, and yet it clearly illustrates the eternal battle between good and evil. In the normal course of human events, Satan is working to...

God’s Future Reign

God’s Future Reign Zechariah prophesied that the Lord would one day be King over all the earth (Zech. 14:9). The coming of the kingdom is a recurring theme in Scripture. Although the kingdom was present in the ministry of Jesus, He also spoke of it being future and...

The Presence of the Kingdom of God

The Presence of the Kingdom of God The Lord often used parables to teach kingdom truths. They are illustrative stories that Jesus drew from nature and human life. When asked why He spoke in parables. “He replied, ‘The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven...

The Kingdom of God

The Kingdom of God Kingdoms have a ruler, a realm and a reign. God created Adam and Eve to rule over the birds of the sky, the beasts of the field, and the fish of the sea. Under the Sovereign rule of God, Adam and Eve’s descendants were to have dominion over the...

Worldview

Worldview Worldview is what we have learned to believe about the world we live in. It is the conscious and subconscious suppositions that we hold about reality. Rationalism and naturalism have dominated the western world. From that philosophical perspective, reality...

The Return of Christ

The Return of Christ We don’t know the day or the hour, but we do know that the Lord is coming again. Jesus gives us the signs of the end of the age in the Olivet discourse (Matthew 24).  He warns us not to be deceived, because there will be false Christs and false...

The Wonderful Counselor

The Wonderful Counselor Jesus quoted the first part of Isaiah 61:1-3 when He stood up in a synagogue to read from God’s word on the Sabbath (Luke 4:14-22). Jesus stopped reading in the middle of verse two after the word “favor,” emphasizing what He would accomplish in...

Complete Freedom

Complete Freedom Chapter twelve of Matthew establishes Jesus as God’s chosen Servant. He is the Lord of the Sabbath (Matt. 12:1-13) who fulfilled the prophecies of Isaiah (vss. 15-21), and Jonah (vss. 38-42), and demonstrated His authority over the kingdom of darkness...