Test All Things

In 1st Corinthians chapter 10 God gave us these examples to warn us that we should not fall into the same sins of rebellion against those whom God has appointed to...

There were 3 ½ years of silence in Israel. God did not speak during the time of drought in Israel. Perhaps you remember that for 3 ½ years it did not...

Elijah commanded King Ahab to gather all Israel to Mount Carmel. And King Ahab obeyed Elijah. That in itself is a miracle! But now, Elijah is addressing the people of Israel....

· The preparations toward this climax – A Study of 1st Kings 18:30-40 Ahab, the king of Israel, and the 450 prophets of Baal, and the 400 prophets of Asherah, and...

In our previous study we saw in 1st Kings and the 18th chapter, the great confrontation between Elijah and the 450 prophets of Baal. You remember what came to pass. Who...

In the study we are going to dig into the Prophecy of Ecclesiastes, chapter 10, but first we have to set a few guidelines which the Word of God gives us...

A study of Joshua 9 When God instructed Moses concerning the nations that were living in the land of Canaan, God commanded that the children of Israel exterminate those nations, for...

This is probably the only message you will ever read about Leeches, because it is a word that is not found in the Bible. So, why am I teaching on this...

Hebrews 1:5 “…I Will be to Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son.” We begin this study by looking at 1 Chronicles 17:1-5. In the previous two...

The Wise Man (Ecclesiastes 8:1-7, Romans 9:16, Jeremiah 6:14, Jeremiah 8:11, Genesis 22:17-18) strong>”Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth...

The question that comes up repeatedly is this: Who Is Antichrist? In this present study I would like to give you a fairly complete picture of who Antichrist really is. In...

Within Genesis chapter 10 and 11 we find two parentheses that tie together in a few words the story of Nimrod and the Tower of Babel. This is interesting stuff, and...

The King’s Commandment (Ecclesiastes 8:2, John 13:34-35, John 15:12, John 14:23, John 16:24, Matthew 10:37, James 5:16) In looking at Ecclesiastes 8:2 we need to understand how to interpret this complex...

Revelation 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. Revelation 9:2...

The Death of the Two Witnesses (Revelation 11:7, Daniel 7:25, Daniel 8:24, 1 John 4:3, 2 Thessalonians 2) Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that...

A Study of Revelation 11:5 It is very important that we understand this chapter very well. When considered carefully, the first two verses in this chapter, lead us to the conclusion...

This is the message of the bible: GOD, who is perfect, created man in His own image, but man (Adam) chose to rebel against God. Thus Adam’s sin infected all mankind....

In John 9:35 we have here the story of a beggar who was blind from birth. Jesus made clay, put the clay on the man’s eyes, and Jesus said to him:...

What Do You Think of the Bible? The Bible says of itself that it is the Word of God. The Bible says of the Lord Jesus that He is the Word...

In the fourth chapter of John we read of the familiar story of the Lord Jesus speaking to a Samaritan woman at the well in Sychar. Here was the Lord of...

Revelation 11 is probably the most important chapter of the prophecy of Revelation. Almost everything else in this prophecy, from chapter 11 to chapter 22, depends on how we understand this...

If we desire to be wise in the sight of God so that we can understand what God has written, and if we desire to have discernment in spiritual matters so...

It is so important that we are not unequally yoked with unbelievers, for that is a recipe for tension and war within the home. And when we speak of those who...

In Revelation 12 God summarizes the history of this world from the beginning of creation down to the beginning of the Final Tribulation Period. The woman in Revelation 12:1 symbolizes the...

The Wise Man (Ecclesiastes 8:1-7, Romans 9:16, Jeremiah 6:14, Jeremiah 8:11, Genesis 22:17-18) strong>”Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth...

Most preachers do not bother with the Old Testament, for they do not understand it. And even less do they understand the Prophecy of Ecclesiastes. This is a sign of the...

John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a...

The Glory of God (John 17:1-5, John 1:14, Psalm 19:1-3, Romans 1:18-20) John 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is...

John chapter 17 is usually called the High Priestly Prayer of the Lord Jesus, but actually it could also be called “The Lord’s Prayer”, and what is usually called the Lord’s...

The Wisdom of God (Genesis 12:1-3, Galatians 3:16) From the time of creation, in Genesis 1:1, until God has completed His purpose, in Revelation 22:21, God has been, and is building...

In 1st Kings chapter 13 we read of a strange story which is wedged in between the sin of Jeroboam, of making two golden calves, and the death of the son...

The Wisdom of God (Proverbs 3:19, 1 Corinthians 1:18, 1 Corinthians 1:21, 1 Peter 4:13, Romans 9:22) “The LORD in wisdom hath founded the earth.” (Proverbs 3:19) What is ultimately the...

John 17:4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. How did the Lord Jesus glorify the Father while He was...

Instruments in the Hand of God (Epheians 2:10, Philippian 2:12-13, Luke 18:28-30) John the Baptist had a disciple whose name was Andrew. And after John pointed out Jesus as “the Lamb...

Once Upon a Time (Jeremiah 17:1-13) Once upon a time there was a man who wanted to know where the middle verse was in the Bible. So he counted all the...

The seventh land purchase that we read about in the Word of God occurred when Judas Iscariot committed suicide. And even though this may be a dreadful event in our sight,...

Three Pictures (1st Peter 2:9-10, Ephesians 1:4, Revelation 1:6, Hebrews 4:14, Romans 5:10) 1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people;...

A Golden Cup In Her Hand Revelation 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup...

A study of Mark 16:16 What Baptism? In Mark chapter 16 – The Lord Jesus has risen from the grave, and before He left them to go to heaven He gave...

Vessels of Mercy (Romans 9:23, Ephesians 1:18, Psalm 119:89, Revelation 13:8, Romans 6:22) Romans 9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy,...

The Remnant from the Gentiles and the Remnant from the Jews (Hosea 1:10, Hosea 2:23, Romans 9:25-28, Isaiah 10:21-23) Let me refresh your memory on how the Old Testament and the...

What does righteousness mean? What does it mean to be righteous? To be righteous means to be right with God. In other words, it means to be right in God’s eyes...

The title of this article is: “A Prophet Like Unto Me”, or “A Prophet like unto Moses”. Obviously, this is referring to the Lord Jesus Christ. Obviously, the Lord Jesus Christ...

Babylon is both a woman-harlot and a city. What Does the Woman Represent? Beyond any doubt as a woman she is a symbol of the church on earth as an institution...

In Hebrews 10:19-22 We find there encouraging words for those who have been saved. Hebrews 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, Hebrews...

Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. Revelation 18:2 And he cried mightily...

What does God say about Rewards? Well, God has said a great deal about rewards. There are more than 100 verses in the Bible containing the noun “reward”, or the verb...

What is the meaning of the washing away of our sins? When were our sins washed away? Well, there was only one day in all of history that our sins were...

Bound as Long as He or She Liveth (Romans 7:2-3, 1 Corinthians 7:39, 1 Corinthians 7:10-16) The fact that a man and a woman who are married are one flesh is...

The first three verses of 1st Corinthians 13 make it clear that if we do not have “agape”, or if we do not have the love of God that is shed...

In 1st Corinthians chapter 10 God gave us these examples to warn us that we should not fall into the same sins of rebellion against those whom God has appointed to...

In Numbers 16 & 17 we have the story of the rebellion of Korah and his companions. And they were not alone: they had the support of 250 princes of the...

1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Now, when it...

The purpose of God in the prophecy of Ezekiel is to show us the transition from the Old Testament temple in Jerusalem, to the New Testament temple of God in the...

Matthew chapter 23 is the infamous chapter where the Lord Jesus is publicly condemning the scribes and Pharisees for being hypocrites. Eight times does the Lord Jesus say in this chapter:...

This article is titled, “The Gnostics”. One criticism that has been leveled at my sermons is this. They say: People are turned off from listening to my sermons because I dare...

The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 13:13-14: Matthew 13:13 Because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. Matthew 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the...

In the Matthew chapter 13 the Lord Jesus told the multitude the Parable of the Sower, but He did not explain the parable. Then at the end of the parable He...

If you ever have read through Judges 19, and 20, and 21, you know that these are not easy chapters to explain. But before we begin I should first tell you...

In our previous study of Judges 19-21 we have seen that Judges 19 shows great resemblance to Genesis 19. But since Genesis 19 is a series of pictures of end time...

The Purpose of Parables in Judges (Matthew 13:11, Judges 17:6, Judges 18:1, Judges 19:1, Judges 19:21, Judges 19:25, Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13) Let us first get an overview of parables in...

Well, if He does love all mankind, then we must certainly doubt the truth of the Bible, for nowhere in the Bible do we read that God loves all mankind. Instead...

Mark 10:38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I...

Isaiah 41:8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend. Who is God speaking to in this chapter? To begin with God...

Today we want to consider the scribes and Pharisees as actually representing the entire nation of Jews who believes their teachings, and are led by their religious rulers on a slippery...

The title of this article is “Feed My Sheep”. As you may know, in Luke 21 the Lord Jesus told Peter several times: “Feed My Sheep”. Of course Jesus did not...

In Matthew 8:5 we read the account of the Roman centurion who had a servant that was very sick. The centurion begged the Lord Jesus if He would please heal his...

In this article I would like us to take a closer look at a verse that has intrigued me for a long time. I am talking about Proverbs 30:17. And if...

When we turn our eyes to the Christian home, we must not fall in the trap of a man centered way of thinking, coming out of the pages of the Bible....

Psalm 119 is an amazing chapter in the Bible. It is the longest chapter in the Bible by far, containing 176 verses. People have speculated who the person was who wrote...

  A Study of 1 Peter 4:17 1 Peter 4:17 For the time (is come) that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us,...

In the Gospel according to Luke, chapter 4 the Lord Jesus preached in the synagogue at Nazareth, and then the Nazarenes wanted to kill Him by casting Him down a cliff....

In Luke chapter 4 the Lord Jesus was preaching in the synagogue of His hometown Nazareth. He began His sermon with a wonderful passage from Isaiah, which spoke about healing the...

The Lord Jesus grew up in Nazareth, which was a city in Galilee. When His time came to minister to His people, the Lord Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist...

Many of us were trained that when there is a Baptism, there is a Form we should read. Why were we not trained? When there is a Baptism, we go to...

Who was John the Baptist? (Luke 3:2-6, Isaiah 40:3-5) John the Baptist was the last of the Old Testament prophets. Today you might call John “a fire and brimstone preacher”. John...

In this study we will look at the story of David and Goliath. This is a very familiar story; everyone knows the outcome of this story. But the three reasons I...

This is the message of the bible: GOD, who is perfect, created man in His own image, but man (Adam) chose to rebel against God. Thus Adam’s sin infected all mankind....

Today I want to talk to you about: “Which God are we serving?” Do we bow down to the One and Only Almighty God who is described by the Bible alone,...

Do you know how long the children of Israel were wandering in the wilderness? The answer is 40 years. Did you know that 10 x 40 years is 400 years? It...

David’s Sin and His Attempt to Hide It David the king was a man after God’s own heart. But David also had a weak spot for women. One night David could...

Three Pictures (1 Peter 2:9-10) God shows us: Kings, Priests and Prophets. 1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that...

In the Acts of the Apostles, chapter 7, verses 15 and 16 God speaks about ONE land purchase, but in actuality there were two land purchases in view. Jacob and his...

In Revelation chapters 2 and 3 God has messages for seven Churches in Asia Minor. There were many more churches, but God picked out these seven as examples of what the...

We begin in Acts, chapter 1, verses 1-4. Here we read about a whole series of exciting events. Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were...

Luke 7:36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat. Luke 7:37 And, behold,...

We begin in Isaiah chapter 5. God is telling us here a parable about a vineyard: Isaiah 5:1 Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching...

One of the absolute essentials concerning the death of Christ is the following question: Who Did the Lord Jesus Die For? (John 14:7, Amos 9:11-12, Acts 15:13-18, Acts 11:26) The Lord...

There were seven recorded utterances of the Lord Jesus just before He died. As you may already know, the number seven is the number that indicates “perfection”. But the number seven...

In this article we will consider the first parable in Luke Chapter 15. This is the Parable of the Lost Sheep. Even though the Lord Jesus is speaking about sheep, He...

Daughters of Jerusalem (Luke 23:26-33, Zechariah 9:9, Romans 2:28-29) Luke 23:26 And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and...

Let me introduce this article with a passage from Acts 16:30-31. In this chapter of Acts 16 the missionaries Paul and Silas were in Philippi, in Macedonia, where they were shamefully...

1 Timothy 2:4 God our Saviour, who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. “Who will have all men to be saved”...

In the beginning of Romans 9 the Apostle Paul vents his continual sorrow for his fellow countrymen who remain in unbelief. But then he concludes this lament by stating what the...

When we read the Old Testament we should ask: “How Readest Thou?” How do we read the Old Testament? We should always remember the words Jesus spoke to the two disciples...

We begin this article in Luke 5:30. This sets the stage for verses 36-39 which we will be looking at carefully. Luke 5:30 The scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples,...

When we search the Bible, we find 120 times that God speaks about High Places. If God mentions High Places that often, we have to conclude that these must be very...

A crucial verse In God’s word is verse 21, for there we are faced with the essence of the Substitution by the Lord Jesus Christ. What doctrines must we keep in...

As you may well know, there are many wicked people described in the Old Testament. How should we read and interpret these bad examples in the Old Testament? What does the...

  Today I want you to think about a balance; an old fashioned balance: You know, two scales hanging from a beam that is pivoting at the middle. In our High...

In 1st Kings chapter 6 we read how the temple in Jerusalem was built under the leadership of king Solomon. No, Solomon did not build it himself, but it was built...

As you know, there are many “Churches” that have already decided that the warning of Revelation 22:18-19 only applies to “The Book of Revelation”, and they have decided that God is...

In this article I would like us to take a close look at the second miracle of the prophet Elisha. The first miracle was that God parted the waters of the...

Every first day of the week we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus from the grave. By that act of the resurrection of Christ from the tomb, God demonstrated beyond...

What is the meaning of the word “Ecclesiastes”? It means, “The Preacher”. We find that in Ecclesiastes 1:1, “The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem”. Therefore...

A study of Revelation 19:17-18 All the Fowls Were Filled With Their Flesh Revelation chapter 19 verse 11 begins a new vision that the Lord Jesus gave to the Apostle John....

A study of 1 Peter 3:16-22 The Title of this article is “Saved By Water”. Those are literally the words you find in this passage of 1 Peter 3: “Saved By...

A study of Revelation 20:1-3 The Binding of Satan We have come to a passage in Revelation 20 from where theologians have derived the theory of the Jewish Millennium. The Latin...

We have come to that section of Revelation where Satan is loosed out of the Bottomless Pit. This is the moment in time that is called: The End of the Thousand...

You are probably all familiar with the 400-meter relay. When you see the Olympic Games on your television sets, you can see again the 400-meter relay team, which consists of 4...