He is Risen!
“But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.” – 1 Cor. 15:20-24
For centuries men have been celebrating the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus, God’s Son. Jesus was the firstfruit from the dead and His promise is ever true – “afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.” Mean while, God is working to perform His stated plan (1) to reach the nations with the message of the Gospel, (2) to bring Israel back to the land, (3) to restore Jerusalem to the place of God’s Name, (4) to put an end to all rule, authority, and power but His. As we celebrate Easter and Passover this year, remember this is what it is all about – the restoration of God and His authority. Continue reading
Passover is coming! This year it begins in the evening of March 30th and goes to the 31st. The Hebrew month is Nisan, which is the first month –
“This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.“ – Exodus 12:1
Later in this article, I will explain why this important. But, there are many facts about Passover that we should remember.
First, it marks the beginning of deliverance from slavery. Most of us think we have never seen slavery but, we have! Jesus taught –
“Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.” – John 8:34 Continue reading
As I look out the window, all I see here in Wisconsin is a cloudy day heavy with dew. The dew has almost frozen on the car windows and there are puddles of water on the ground. All in all, it could be a dreary day but, it is not because HE IS RISEN! Today, we celebrate that some 2000 years ago men moved by Satan tried to eliminate God’s only answer to mankind’s problem of sin. The Almighty allowed His only Son to suffer and die for us, though He Himself was sinless, as the sacrifice Lamb of God. Long before that momentous event God had revealed to man that the penalty of sin was death and since the life is in the blood, only the shed blood sacrifice of an innocent could atone for that sin. Much earlier God revealed a picture of what was to come as He asked Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac and then at the Continue reading
Passover BRM on April 4, 2015
A very important Christian event is happening soon on April 4th, and I’m not referring to Easter. April 4th will be Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew. Passover is the first Feast of the Lord (Remember there are 7) in the Biblical year and is marked this year by a Blood Red Moon. As I wrote in 2015 Blood Red Moons, “Heavenly signs are God’s warnings of things to come and 2014 began a series of 4 blood red moons that occur on Biblical Feast days.” The two BRM’s of 2014 did indeed set the stage for increased trouble both for Israel and the world! Continue reading