Noah and Lot were both saved by God before destruction was visited on the whole earth and on Sodom. But what are the similarities and differences we can find from the Bible about these two stories to help us get a clearer picture of the state of humanity and even righteous people in the end times? This study is critical because the Bible points back to Noah and Lot so many times that we Christians must study these stories in-depth and have them at the forefront of our minds as we navigate these end times.
Lessons from Hezekiah: How to get God to turn your situation around quickly. 🙌🏾💡
The Bible says that of all the kings of Judah, there was none like Hezekiah who held fast to God and obeyed His commandments. In fact, God so loved his obedience that He extended his life by 15 yrs (2 Kings 20)! Even when he had pride towards the end of his life and showed off his possessions to the Babylonians, the punishment for this didn’t happen in his lifetime. Did you know he was also the one who destroyed the bronze serpent that Moses made? The Israelites had kept it and been worshipping it for all those years! One of his first moves was to clean up the house of God, followed by a series of “acts of faithfulness” (2 Chr 31:1) - all of which culminated in God moving quickly to turn around the situation of the people of Judah.
Understanding the three steps of salvation: Justification, Sanctification and Glorification
Romans 2:13; Romans 3:20-26, 28, 31; James 2:21, 24-25 Justification is redemption from the curse of sin. This means that because all have sinned and are condemned to death, we are saved from this curse by being justified or declared free of the guilt of sin and made acceptable to God. It’s a gift (unmerited) … Continue reading Understanding the three steps of salvation: Justification, Sanctification and Glorification
End of salvation of ‘Israel’
Daniel 9:27 Jesus' ministry lasted 3.5 yrs. His death (spring of AD 31) on the cross brought an end to the ceremonial sacrifices and offerings (evidenced in the splitting of the veil in the temple). These sacrifices were shadows i.e. they pointed to Christ’s death as part of God’s plan of redemption. Jesus' instruction in … Continue reading End of salvation of ‘Israel’
Should we keep the ‘law’? What is the handwriting of ordinances and are they same as the Ten Commandments?
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 “law”, what is it referring to? I’ll start explaining this using Col 2:14-17. The main question is - What is the handwriting of ordinances and are they same as the Ten Commandments?