The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Have Been as Ephesus Too

In my previous article I discussed my interpretation of the church of Ephesus in Revelation 2. If you have not read it, I recommend that you do so that you might understand better what I write now, which are ways in which I have also been as Ephesus. The point of this article series isContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Have Been as Ephesus Too”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: Ephesus

Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hastContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: Ephesus”

My Use of “Man” Statements Do Not Indicate a Critical Stance Against the “Patriarchy.”

Do any of you wonder why I use the term “man” or “men” when speaking of corruption within the church and its leadership? Do you suppose that I am among those who want to overthrow the “patriarchy?” I don’t know much about these arguments. I’m not even sure what the “patriarchy” is, but I haveContinue reading “My Use of “Man” Statements Do Not Indicate a Critical Stance Against the “Patriarchy.””

The 7 Churches of Revelation: Important Point on the Best Perspective of Interpretation

Before I get into the scriptures concerning the 7 churches of Revelation, I want to clarify something about the proper perspective when considering these churches. I will later amend the introduction article so that it includes this point. Some say that the churches represent a progression of the apostacy. I do not see it thatContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: Important Point on the Best Perspective of Interpretation”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: Introduction

There are differing approaches when dealing with prophetic scriptures. Some say these things were fulfilled already. Some say these things will be fulfilled in the future. My take on prophecy is a “was and is and is to come” mindset. Meaning, there are past fulfillments, present fulfillments, and future fulfillments. In the final days, thereContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: Introduction”

Tarry in Jerusalem

 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while he blessedContinue reading “Tarry in Jerusalem”

Considering Proverbs 11:1

A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight. What is a false balance, and why is this an abomination to the Lord? Let’s say someone is selling a product by pound. You buy a pound at the agreed upon price, but unbeknownst to you, the seller gave you slightlyContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:1”

Many Honor God with Their Lips and Not Their Heart

“Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” In a recent post, I said that our words matter because they testify to God and to man what is in our hearts. I try to meditate on the things I write so that I can catch errors or explain more fully things that IContinue reading “Many Honor God with Their Lips and Not Their Heart”

The Pain Behind the Pride

I see it. The pain behind your pride. I see it because this was me too. I’m sure there are traces remaining. How strange it was to discover that I had pride. I was always so insecure. Then I realized, pride and insecurity are good friends. Insecurity seeks to be relieved through pride, but prideContinue reading “The Pain Behind the Pride”

Covet Christ

Paul the Apostle told the Corinthians to “covet the greater gifts.” I certainly don’t want to discourage anyone from seeking gifts of the Spirit. However, I cannot help but think about something else that is true, and that is the fact that all things will one day pass away as they make room for theContinue reading “Covet Christ”