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Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness

During more than 45 years as a disciple of Jesus I’ve often meditated on (and tested) Jesus’ simple statement in Matthew 6:33, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” What things was He referring to? In this post I’ll explain exactly what Jesus meant, and provide some true personal stories that demonstrate how and why God did and didn’t provide them in my life. So, what did Jesus …

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The Kingdom of Heaven Suffers Violence | Matthew 11:12 | Luke 16:16

For decades I’ve struggled to understand what Jesus meant in Matthew 11:12 and Luke 16:16, where He said ‘the kingdom of heaven suffers violence,’ and I finally learned what it means. If you’ve also wondered what Jesus really meant in these verses, this article is for you. So, what did Jesus mean when He said, “From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force?” After detailed study, …

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Anticipating Christian Pentecost 2020

The Feast of Pentecost has two fulfillments, symbolized by Israel’s early rain and latter rain. In the early rain God gave us the Holy Spirit as ‘the earnest of our inheritance.’ In the latter rain we’re going to experience ‘the manifestation of the sons of God.’ Early and Latter Rains People in ancient Israel understood agricultural examples. They knew: The early rain came in the autumn. It softened the hardened earth, enabling farmers to plow and plant their seeds. The …

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Measure the Temple of God and the Altar | Revelation 11:1

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff and was told, “Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, and count the number of worshipers there. But exclude the courtyard outside the temple. Do not measure it, because it has been given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for 42 months.” Revelation 11:1-2 Why did God tell the apostle John to ‘measure the temple of God and the altar, and count the number …

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Christian Passover

The spiritual meaning of Passover is that Jesus’ disciples should follow the Savior’s example, entering into His New Covenant and themselves becoming “living sacrifices.”
This article tells how to apply Passover’s truths to a Christian’s life, avoiding mere symbolic rituals and focusing on substantive, spiritual application.

The First and Second Rapture of the Church

The next big event in God’s plan is not the rapture of the church, at least not as it’s commonly understood. Something wonderful is about to happen in the worldwide Body of Christ. In fact, it will be the most glorious event in almost 2000 years. But the first rapture is not the resurrection event most Christians are expecting, which will occur a few years later. Rapture of the Church: Victory or Escape? Rapture = Harpazo The word translated ‘rapture’ …

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Christian Passover Week: the Feast of Unleavened Bread

For Christians, what is the significance of Passover Week, during the Feast of Unleavened Bread? I’ve studied God’s ‘appointed times’ for many years but recently I discovered some new information that greatly expanded my understanding and appreciation of this mandatory event in God’s annual calendar. So, what is the Christian significance of Passover Week, the Feast of Unleavened Bread? During the Feast of Unleavened Bread Christians should: ‘Eat’ the Passover Lamb Identify and remove leaven: man-made traditions and teachings Prepare …

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Why No Discipleship Curriculum in the Bible?

Note: I have this pastor’s permission to share our correspondence in order to share information with others who may be asking the same question about “why no discipleship curriculum?” A Pastor from Makurdi Nigeria asked: I came across your book while searching for this, thank you for your book. It really help me.  I am excited with this statement in your book, “God would rather have 10 disciples who are 100% committed than 100 followers who are 10% committed “ …

How to Live a Meaningful Life

Everyone wants to live a meaningful life, but how can you do it? At the end of your life, will you be satisfied with how you spent your years on the earth? What is Really Important in Life? Watch the short video below to learn my answers to these 3 questions: What is the most important thing in life? How can you live a meaningful life? How can you fulfill your destiny in God’s kingdom? Use the links below to …

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When is the Next Jubilee Year? | The 70th Jubilee

70th Jubilee Year Begins on 9/13/2024? When is the next Biblical Jubilee year… the 70th Jubilee? This article presents compelling evidence suggesting the 70th Jubilee year will start on the ‘Day of Atonement’ in September 2024. If this is true, we can work backward in time to determine Daniel’s 70th week started in September 2017, the 120th anniversary of a 50-year cycle since creation. Also, we can know the 3.5-year ‘Great Tribulation’ will start during Passover in late March 2021. …