Author: ArtistInChrist

  • The Created Order

    God created the world and therefore created an order for it to run and be held together. If the order is disrupted or changed it will have dramatic effects on God’s created order. It will fall apart. Separation from God brings disaster. In the beginning God created the world and everything in it. He made…

  • Upside Down

    The kingdom of God is not at all like the world. God’s kingdom is the opposite of the world. The priorities, thoughts, ways, views, patterns, beliefs and characteristics are completely different. God created the world in harmony with His kingdom. Sin took that away.  But as God’s children we are to live and think differently.…

  • Have you Rested?

    In the Ten Commandments we read to observe the sabbath day. God worked creating the world and everything in it for 6 days and rested on the 7th. God commanded that the Israelites, His people, rest too. God told them to do no work on the sabbath and then He explains why the command was…

  • The Power Source

    When we gave our lives to Christ, He gave us His Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is promised to all who believe in Christ. It is our guarantee that we are in Him and have eternal life. (2nd Corinthians 1:22) Jesus promised to never leave us. He promised His helper, the Holy Spirit. The same…

  • Perseverance, an Uphill Climb but Worth it

    Job endured many hardships in the middle of his life. He persevered and God blessed him. But in the midst of the suffering God taught Job. Sometimes life is uphill. Things are not smooth. We struggle. But in the adversity there are lessons. God uses every situation and circumstance in our life. Through them He…

  • The Israelites and Us: Conclusion

    God chose the Israelites out of all the people groups on earth to bring forth His plan. The temple, priest, laws and sacrifices all symbolized Gods future plan to bring salvation to all people. Gods plan always looked to Christ and salvation through Him. (Zechariah 3:8, Zechariah 6:12-13) Despite all the flaws of the Israelites…

  • The Israelites and Us: Thanksgiving and Worship 

    Many times throughout all the laws and regulations, God calls His people to worship and give thanks. He commanded several festivals to worship, celebrate and remember all God had done for them. For example the Passover reminded them of all the miracles God did to free them from their slavery in Egypt. The Festival of…

  • The Israelites and Us: God’s Plan

    Gods plan was made before the foundation of the earth. To first choose a family and create a nation which in turn would birth His son Jesus, the Messiah, the savior of the world. From the Israelites came God’s plan for salvation, the way to Him for all people. (Isaiah 42:6-7) We see His plan…

  • The Israelites and Us: Man and Human Nature

    When things went good for the Israelites they forgot God and began to think they could do things themselves. We do the same. When we become Christians we surrender everything to Him and follow closely. We know and realize all he has done for us in bringing us to salvation and we are on fire…

  • The Israelites and Us: Gods Love and Mercy 

    Time and time again throughout the story of the Israelites God shows his love and forgiveness. From the beginning, from creation He was and still is involved with his creation. He cares deeply about each of us.  He comforted Sarah’s servant, Hagar, when she ran away because of the way Sarah treated her and again…

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