“He was despised and rejected by men;”Isaiah 53:3 The last prophecy written in Matthew 2 is also very interesting. Let’s take a look: Matthew 2:23 And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, so that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, that he would be called a Nazarene. This seems … Continue reading 2020-09-14 Come And See!
“Then Herod…killed all the male children in Bethlehem….”Matthew 2:16 A third prophecy in Matthew 2 is called “Application Fulfillment.” This one is different in that it similar to a description rather than a specific fulfillment like the other two. In the first, Jesus came out of Bethlehem. In the second, Israel AND Jesus both came … Continue reading 2020-09-11 Rachel Is Weeping
“What the Lord speaks, that will I speak”Numbers 24:13 Another type of fulfilled prophesy from Matthew 2 is called, “Typical Fulfillment.” I don’t have an easy definition of this other than to say that it assumes a vast knowledge of Old Testament scripture behind the prophecy. Let me first show you the verse in Matthew … Continue reading 2020-09-10 Messianic Prophecy: Typical Fulfillment
“Let them bring them, and tell us what is to happen.Tell us the former things, what they are, that we may consider them,that we may know their outcome; or declare to us the things to come.”Isaiah 41:22 As I have been writing, I’m really excited about all this messianic prophecy stuff. What’s cool is there … Continue reading 2020-09-09 Types of Prophecy
“For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily.” Colossians 2:9 I spent some time on an airplane yesterday and had an opportunity to start reading my book on Messianic prophecy. I’m really jazzed about this study! I did get seriously sidetracked on the whole Catholic topic, so hopefully you’ll soon be learning more … Continue reading 2020-09-08 Revealing The Messiah
“but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard I have made known to you.” John 15:15 They say that the Secret Service trains its agents to identify counterfeit currency by studying the real ones. That makes a lot of sense, and it certainly applies to the things of God. And God … Continue reading 2020-09-02 I Will Remember Their Sins No More.
“Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.” Psalm 19:11 This whole Catholic thing has been very difficult on me. While I know that what I have been writing is true, it is definitely bringing into focus the great disparity in teaching. This is no small issue. But, is … Continue reading 2020-08-31 Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?
“I am the Lord; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols.” Isaiah 42:8 Just for the heck of it, I checked out a random prayer that I clicked on at Catholic.Org (https://www.catholic.org/prayers/prayer.php?p=114 ) Consecration to Mary O Mary, Virgin most powerful and Mother of mercy, … Continue reading 2020-08-28 The Queen of Heaven
“Now faith is the assurance of things hope for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 I’m hoping to move on off the topic of topic of faith v. works because at times it seems to me that I’m driving this thing into the ground. However, when I flip through the pages of my … Continue reading 2020-08-27 I’m Cursed.
“I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.” Galatians 2:21 It is my hope in these writings of late to show through scripture the basis of salvation, and that is through faith alone, not works. And, yes, works is important, don’t misunderstand, … Continue reading 2020-08-26 How Much For This Sin? Or That One?