The mirage of answered prayers and why God tests our faith. ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ข

Isaiah 55:8-11; Ezekiel 37:7-10; John 6:63; Hebrews 10:38 Have you ever been in a situation where youโ€™ve been praying to God for something, it looks as if itโ€™s all coming together but then you end up with nothing? Sometimes it takes the form of there being a lot of activity which looks as if God … Continue reading The mirage of answered prayers and why God tests our faith. ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ข

Time cycles in how/when God provides for His children. ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Exodus 16:4-5, 22-30; Leviticus 25:3-7. 20-22; 26:14-15, 34-35; 2 Chronicles 36:20-21; Isaiah 37:30-31 In studying the old testament, one time cycle that keeps jumping out at me relates to how and when God provides for His children.ย  - First thing to note is that God has daily and yearly cycles and the time marks in … Continue reading Time cycles in how/when God provides for His children. ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

The ten commandments existed before God wrote them for Moses

Genesis 26:5 Amazing! Godโ€™s laws/commandments existed even before they were finger-written and handed down to Moses. Those holy, perfect, eternal and unchanging laws of His kingdom ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜‡ One has to wonder why God subsequently saw it fit to write them down, on tablets of stone. Itโ€™s probably because the Israelites had forgotten them after living … Continue reading The ten commandments existed before God wrote them for Moses

The โ€˜howโ€™ is just as important to God as the doing of His instructions

1 Chronicles 13:9-10; 1 Chronicles 15:2,13-15; Hebrews 10:26-31 The โ€˜howโ€™ is just as important to God as the doing of His instructions. Continuing willfully in sin after receiving the truth is abusing Godโ€™s grace and there are significant consequences. ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ God had instructed clearly how the ark was to be moved i.e. carried on the … Continue reading The โ€˜howโ€™ is just as important to God as the doing of His instructions

Generational curses – what the Bible says

Exodus 20:5-6 are the oft quoted verses where God talks about curses on the father flowing through to the children to the third and fourth generation. Indeed there are multiple examples through the Bible where generations after the one that sinned paid the price for historical sins. ๐Ÿคฏ But limiting our understanding of these verses … Continue reading Generational curses – what the Bible says

Can a son bear the sins of the father or vice versa? Does faith void the law?

Ezek 18:19-32: Can a son bear the sins of the father or vice versa? No, every man for himself. #OyO What of a wicked person, how is he saved? If he turns from all the sins he has committed, keeps all Godโ€™s commandments and does what is lawful and right, none of his sins will … Continue reading Can a son bear the sins of the father or vice versa? Does faith void the law?

Study: How to keep the Sabbath Day holy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‡

Question: How do I keep the Sabbath day holy? ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜‡ Lessons from the life of Jesus, the Apostles and the old testament: 1) It involves keeping the right โ€˜dayโ€™ i.e. Friday sunset to Saturday sunset in accordance with Godโ€™s definition of a day in Genesis when Sabbath was instituted for man, and not Sunday, … Continue reading Study: How to keep the Sabbath Day holy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‡

Should we keep the โ€˜lawโ€™? What is the handwriting of ordinances and are they same as the Ten Commandments?

Colossians 2:14-17 To fully understand the Bible, we need to compare scripture with scripture to reach a holistic understanding - Is 28:10; 2 Tim 2:15. When the New Testament uses the word โ€œlawโ€, what is it referring to? Iโ€™ll start explaining this using Col 2:14-17. The main question is - What is the handwriting of … Continue reading Should we keep the โ€˜lawโ€™? What is the handwriting of ordinances and are they same as the Ten Commandments?

The everlasting nature of the Ten Commandments

Inside the Ark of Covenant were three things: the Golden pot that contained the manna, Aaronโ€™s rod that budded and most importantly, the Ten Commandments! (Heb 9:4) The ark was the most holy item in the sanctuary, placed inside the most holy place. I mean it contained three pieces of physical evidence of Godโ€™s miraculous … Continue reading The everlasting nature of the Ten Commandments

Breaking down the ten commandments

Matthew 22:36-40 The first 4 commandments speak to our relationship with God. The remaining 6 commandments speak to our relationship with men. How wisely Jesus broke this down. Two simple sentences that explain the whole ten.๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ Jesus indeed didn't come to break but to fulfill the law i.e. give us even deeper understanding of what … Continue reading Breaking down the ten commandments