Tag: prophet

  • Why Miraculous Spiritual Gifts Have Ceased (Taking a fresh look at a controversial topic)

    8/16/2023 Note: I feel a distinction is needed between the scenario of GOD performing a miracle or giving a supernatural ability to someone with the scenario of the widespread miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit discussed in the New Testament. This article seeks to address the specific purpose of the widespread supernatural gifts of the…

  • Want to understand ‘the last days?’ Look in the Old Testament [part 1]

    Since the second century A.D., the phrase “the last days” has been one of the most often misunderstood concepts in Scripture. The phrase is found in some important passages in the New Testament (NT). Here are three examples: 14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews…

  • Want to understand ‘the last days?’ Look in the Old Testament [part 2]

    In the previous post, we began studying what the Old Testament (OT) says about “the last days.” “The last days” is an important concept in the New Testament (NT) and has a big impact on Christian eschatology—the study of death, the judgment and eternal destiny of the soul. Interestingly, the NT writers never define what…

  • Want to understand ‘the last days?’ Look in the Old Testament [part 3]

    This post is the conclusion of a three-part article examining what the Old Testament (OT) says about “the last days.” “The last days” is an important concept in the New Testament (NT) and has a big impact on Christian eschatology—the study of death, the judgment and eternal destiny of the soul. Interestingly, the NT writers never…

  • What Does it Mean to Believe (According to the Bible)? [part 1]

    What it means to believe is the single most foundational concept in the Bible. And it’s also perhaps the most misunderstood concept. The Bible says that an unbeliever cannot be approved by GOD (see Heb. 11:6; Rev. 21:8). Yet, some passages regarding belief seem to contradict one another. For example, Rom. 10:13 says that everyone who…

  • October 5 – Malachi’s Message of Repentance

    Reading Mal. 1:1-4:6 Devotional The book of Malachi was written sometime between 500-460 B.C. The prophet Malachi receives a message from GOD which is a series of questions and answers given in rebuke of the Jews who have fallen into discouragement and are guilty of simply going through the motions of serving GOD, but their…

  • October 2 – Zechariah’s Final Vision

    Reading Zech. 9:1-14:21 Devotional Some unknown years later, Zechariah receives one final vision from GOD. This vision refers in part to Jesus and to the eventual destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. For today’s devotional, we want to focus on the new details that GOD reveals regarding future events from Jesus’ life. Jesus is referred to…

  • August 15 – GOD Calls Ezekiel

    Reading Eze. 1:1-7:27 Devotional In 592 B.C., GOD appeared to a man named Ezekiel who had been taken to Babylon in the great deportation from Judah in 597. Ezekiel lived by the Kebar River in Babylonia among the exiles. Here is how GOD first appeared to Ezekiel: 4 I looked, and I saw a windstorm…

  • August 14 – GOD Says Medes Will Defeat Babylon

    Reading Jer. 50:41-46; 51:1-64a; 49:34-39; 34:8-22 Devotional In continuing His prophecy regarding the fall of Babylon, Jeremiah writes the following word from GOD: 41 “ Behold, a people shall come from the north, And a great nation and many kings Shall be raised up from the ends of the earth. 42 They shall hold the…

  • August 11 – Satan’s False Message of ‘Peace’

    Reading Jer. 24:1-10; 29:1-32; 27:1-22; 28:1-17 Devotional Now the vast majority of Israelites from Judah are in exile in Babylon. GOD is in the process of punishing them for their rebellion and wickedness. GOD told Jeremiah, who remains in Jerusalem, to write a letter to the exiles. As part of His letter, GOD wants the…