I am so excited at the prospect of Jesus returning this weekend for the Feast of Trumpets.
I believe that, should it come to pass, it will catch many off guard; many Christians!
The world will be taken by surprise just like the first time He came.
But was it really a surprise? Continue reading →
Last weekend Linda and I found ourselves geocaching outside of Crockett.
We’d come upon one that some of our well-seasoned caching friends had not found.
Knowing their reputations, we half-heartedly looked for the elusive hide; after all, if they didn’t find it, it probably wasn’t there. Continue reading →
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
“Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’
“Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. Matt 25:10-13 Continue reading →
And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’ Matt 25:6
The coming of the bridegroom was no surprise.
His coming was announced as an outcry was made.
He was coming like a thief in the night to steal his bride away, though she is not mentioned. Continue reading →
Today I continue looking at Matt 25:1-13 but may have more questions than answers. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Matt 25:2
Why were 5 wise and 5 foolish?
The answer is given; those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. Matt 25:3-4
What is the lamp and oil? Continue reading →
I don’t believe the bride of Christ is a city, seeing as Revelation 21:2 says prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Further on it says then one of the seven angels …talked with me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God. Rev 21:9-11 Continue reading →
“Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Matt 25:1
Notice that there is no mention of the bride! We know she exists else there would be no bridegroom.
While this story centers more on 5 foolish and 5 wise virgins, remember that the bride is also (should be) a virgin, yet she is different from the others because she is the bride.
Who is the bride? Continue reading →
“Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. Continue reading →
Then Haggai, the Lord ‘s messenger, spoke the LORD ‘s message to the people, saying, “I am with you, says the Lord.” Hag 1:13
Instant messaging is the thing to do these days.
Linda sends out more txt msgs (text messages) on her phone than anything else.
We will communicate with our children by text message. Continue reading →