Fulfillment of Pentecost

feasts of the LordGod has provided many signs to alert us to the times we are living in and not the least of these alerts are seven yearly feasts known as the Feasts of the Lord. They outline the plan of salvation and they also act as a prophetic calendar which are a rehearsal of God’s end time plan. It consists of 12 thirty-day months and every 13 years a 13th month is added. But this calendar is just the framework for seven yearly appointed times when God makes a special effort to meet with His people, those who have covenanted with Him. These appointed times are called The Feasts of the Lord. Four of them occur in the Spring of the year: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, and Weeks (Pentecost). The last three occur in the Fall, in fact in the seventh month of the year; Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles. These seven feasts remind God’s people of the most important aspects of our covenant with Him – Continue reading

More Encouragement from Ephesians

I want to begin this article with this song , Lord I’m Coming Home, because that is where all encouragement begins.

(Performed by Day of Eternity and used by permission)

Medical research tells us that one of the main culprits in much of the sickness of these days is stress. Stress from pressures on the job, or from uncomfortable dealings with people, or just from listening to too much news which never has much good to say! God has an answer to this and He reveals it in His word. The Apostle Paul write about many of the secrets to having peace in our lives in the Book of Ephesians.  Continue reading

Entering the Rest of God

web pictures 099“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28

Jesus has a message that is valuable for today – He can show us all the way to rest. In this world we all have struggles, heartaches, disappointments, failures, betrayals, broken promises, fears, sickness, and every other malady you can name. As one disillusioned philosopher wrote: “Life is hard – then you die!” Even the Bible declares, “Man is born to trouble like sparks to smitten steel!”

Oh, there are some bright spots along the way but, we all wonder, even if just to ourselves, there must be more than this? The good news is – THERE IS! The Bible is full of stories of people being led into rest – in both Old and New Testaments. Perhaps a good one to start with is God’s deliverance of the Hebrew children from Egypt. The following message was given in July of 2000 on The Rest of God.  Continue reading

The Blood Red Moons Revisited p4

BRM ShavuotMany of the Feasts of the Lord contain an agricultural background as do many of the parables Jesus gave – such as the parable of the Sower in Matthew 13:3. But, no one sows seed without expecting a harvest and so it is with God. Shavuot (Pentecost) is such a Feast. It was called the Feast of Weeks and marked the in-gathering of the vital, life sustaining wheat harvest. But, as with all of the Feasts of the Lord, it contained a deeper meaning as well. It marked the anniversary of the day God gave the Torah (tablets of Law) to Israel at Mt. Sinai. This giving of the Law stood for the covenant between God and the 12 tribes of Continue reading

Refined by Fire

Temple of God

I love the 3:16’s in the Bible and the one that most people have heard of is in the Book of John, the beloved disciple –

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16

Another important 3:16 is found in 1 Corinthians and it reveals that we are the Temple of God because the Holy Spirit dwells in us. But, as the picture above reminds us, fire is a part of being the Temple of God. When John the Baptist prophesied about the coming Messiah, he said – Continue reading