Monday, March 26, 2018

Wrongly Appropriated Authority

VIDEO: Wrongly Appropriated Authority

Are there limits to man’s authority on this Earth? Are there consequences if we step outside our authority? Perhaps the question to begin with is, “Once we are Christians, can our wrong actions be held against us?” 

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (Romans 8:1 AKJV) 

While this verse says that there is no condemnation for Christians “who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit,” it does not say that we can do anything we want or that any sin in our lives is acceptable. If we are walking with the Spirit of God, He will lead us out of sin. To find out what “condemnation” this is referring to, we must continue reading: 

But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you. (Romans 8:11 AKJV) 

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Dangers of Taking Communion

The Jewish Feast of Passover begins on Friday night with a feast. Christians know this as “the last supper.” Jesus instructed His disciples concerning the bread and wine which have deep spiritual meaning for God’s people. Let’s examine and fully understand communion, before we speak of the dangers of it. To do this, we must go back to what Jesus and His disciples practiced at that time.

Sharing meals was so important to the Jewish community that special blessings were said at the start and end of the meal. At the beginning of the family meal, this blessing is said as the bread is broken.
"Blessed are You, O LORD our God, King of the Universe, Who has brought forth bread from the earth."
The Passover was not only a meal, it was a feast where many items had a special meaning; the bread was one of those things. When did Jesus make this statement that our communion is centered around?

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Blue Moon Passover - What is God Saying?

Many of us are familiar with the saying, “Once in a blue moon,” which has been around for more than 400 years. It originally meant “it will never happen.” However, certain events have caused the moon to appear blue in the last 150 years. It happens when there are particles in the atmosphere from volcanic eruptions, extreme dust from droughts, or widespread forest fires. Because of this, the term has now come to mean very rarely. 

In 1988 radio stations, news anchors, and newspapers talked about the folklore associated with the expression when there was a second full moon in a month. The phrase was so catchy that restaurants, clothing stores, and  bookstores opening in the following months sported the name “blue moon.” This was the birth of the second full moon in a month being labeled a blue moon, as is fitting since they usually only occur once every 32 months. 

This year is quite special. The second blue moon is occurring two short months since the last one in January and it too  will happen on one of the Feasts of Israel. (Read about the first one CLICK HERE) To fully understand the significance, you must be aware of the difference in the Roman and Hebrew system of days. 

Two of the most significant events in the Gospel are hotly debated by skeptics who see inaccuracies in the testimonies given in the Bible. These “inaccuracies” can be explained if you understand the difference in the Hebrew and Roman calendar system. (Read about those here: 1st post, 2nd post)