The Throne Room of God (Revelation 4)… what an awesome place that must be! Sometimes when I pray, I imagine that I am being escorted in by Jesus to present my requests to the Father. As I approach, I hear the chorus of praise coming from inside. The door opens and I see the room … Continue reading Access Granted
Easter is the ultimate demonstration of hope! On the heels of what looked like the worst defeat came the best victory. Jesus' followers had bet everything on Him. They left their old lives behind to be all in with Him. Jesus had convinced them that following Him would place them on the right side of … Continue reading Easter – The Ultimate Demonstration of Hope
I keep thinking that I wish life would go back to "normal" but what does "normal" look like? And is that what God wants? After all, He has allowed us to be shaken for a reason. We've been given a new perspective and our priorities have been realigned. Where we once thought our heroes were … Continue reading Will We Be Different?
John 7:10-30 After Jesus' brothers had left for the Festival of Tabernacles, Jesus decided to make His way to Jerusalem in secret so that He would not attract attention. The Jewish leaders were watching for Him and there was a lot of buzz about Him in the city streets as people whispered among themselves. But … Continue reading Who is Jesus?
John 6:16-40 After Jesus miraculously fed the multitudes with just a few loaves of bread and a couple of fish, the crowds of people following Him continued to grow. People were anxious to see what He would do next and hoping for His miracles to extend to them. But Jesus told them that they were … Continue reading Jesus Satisfies the Hungry Soul
(John 5:1-15) News about this man from Galilee who was changing lives continued to spread. The things He said and did were attracting the attention of everyone. There was something different about Jesus and people saw it even if they didn’t understand it. After Jesus’ life-changing encounter with the woman at the well and His … Continue reading Do you want to get well?
John 3 Word of Jesus was beginning to get around, now. The miracle at the wedding in Galilee was a big deal and the people who saw it happen weren’t keeping quiet about it. The clearing of the temple marketplace had gotten the attention of a lot of people, too, especially the religious leaders of … Continue reading You have a choice to make!
By this time in Revelation, things have gotten pretty bad on earth. The anti-christ has shown his true colors. He has demanded that everyone receive his mark and worship him. Imagine the chaos when any freedom that may have existed up to that point is wiped out. People will finally realize what the hero that … Continue reading Worship, wrath and a harvest
After the brief pause in the opening of the seven seals, the Revelation continues as Jesus opens the final seal. Suddenly, there is silence in heaven for thirty minutes. The silence must have been deafening in contrast to the sound of continual worship. When the seventh seal is finally opened, the trumpet judgments are introduced. … Continue reading Don’t Let Your Heart Be Hardened
The first six seals have been opened revealing the beginning of God's judgment on the earth, but before the seventh seal is opened there is a pause. John sees an angel holding the seal of God and proclaiming that it is time for God's servants to be marked with His seal. Those that have acknowledged … Continue reading God’s Seal and a Comforting Promise