Isaiah 62–A Prophet’s Prayer

It is difficult to be gifted with the gift of prophecy.  Prophecy has two parts: foretelling the future and forthtelling the truth.  In part, many admire and are amazed at the accuracy of Isaiah’s prophecies about Jesus and about Israel.  Remember, at the time of these prophecies, Jerusalem, was prosperous and proud.  They were veryContinue reading “Isaiah 62–A Prophet’s Prayer”

Isaiah 41 Part 2–The Chosen Need Not Fear!

Isaiah is clear, God WILL uphold Israel.  No matter which enemy, no matter which age–Israel is still, and will always be, God’s chosen people.  Additionally, those who are in relationship with God through faith in Christ are also God’s chosen.  Isaiah makes the pronouncement that the chosen of God need not fear–He will uphold andContinue reading “Isaiah 41 Part 2–The Chosen Need Not Fear!”

Saving the Best for Last–Genesis 1 Final

After doing all the preparation, God finished out creation by filling his lush and beautiful earth with animals.  It must have been beautiful.  The glorious skies pure and pristine–filled with birds of all colors and sizes, oceans and lakes teaming with some of the most amazing creatures and now God filled the land with amazingContinue reading “Saving the Best for Last–Genesis 1 Final”

Execution and Preparation–Genesis 1 Continued

The beautiful artistry of God was not done randomly nor was it done as an end to itself.  Day four and five of creation revealed God’s purpose and preparation. He created the sun, moon and stars to be lights, to be placeholders and to mark important events like the seasons.  He then filled the earth with animals likeContinue reading “Execution and Preparation–Genesis 1 Continued”

Creating…Genesis 1 Part 3 (Message Bible)

Artists are a thrill to watch.  As they mold, paint, bend and create–the products, much like the treasures from a mighty magician’s hat, confound and amaze us.  So it was with creation. God thought it through!  Light, sky, water, land, plants, crops, and as he imagined–it became. The entire universe–an expanse that we still cannotContinue reading “Creating…Genesis 1 Part 3 (Message Bible)”