Memorable Scripture: Make your name mean something good.

And God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; your name shall not be called Jacob anymore, but Israel shall be your name.” So He called his name Israel. Genesis 35:10

Names have meaning. Continue reading

Memorable Scripture: Burying the past to move forward for the future.

And Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, and change your garments. Then let us arise and go up to Bethel; and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me in the way which I have gone.” So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hands, and the earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the terebinth tree which was by Shechem. Genesis 35:2-4

When I turned thirteen years old I bagged up all my toys and rid myself of them. Continue reading

Memorable Scripture: You love more than you think!

Now Jacob loved Rachel; so he said, “I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter.” Genesis 29:18

Love is a strong force. Continue reading

Does your representation of Christ stink?

Dead flies putrefy the perfumer’s ointment and cause it to give off a foul odor; so does a little folly to one respected for wisdom and honor. Eccl 10:1

The New Year gives you an opportunity to look back over the past year and make changes. Continue reading

Look forward!

…but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, Phil 3:13

As I got up this morning and checked out few things on Facebook, Continue reading

Think on this – part 5

I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world. John 6:51

Think on this.
For John’s birth to take place around Passover, Elisabeth needs to conceive nine months earlier in Tammuz (June/July). Continue reading

Think on this – part 4

These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth. And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire. Rev 11:4-6

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Jesus is born on the last night of Sukkot, which runs Tishrei 15th -21st. Continue reading

Think on this – part 3

Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. And Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen these.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all the young men here?” Then he said, “There remains yet the youngest, and there he is, keeping the sheep.” 1 Sam 16:10-11

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The shepherds north of Bethlehem raised sheep destined for Levitical use in sacrifices. Continue reading

Think on this – part 1

And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7

Think on this.
Jesus was probably not born on December 25th or the equivalent day in the month of Kislev. Continue reading