“Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband” (Revelation 21:2 NKJV).

December 30, 2020

ARE YOU BOUND FOR THAT CITY? John saw the “holy city,” the “New Jerusalem,” come down. This is the very place that Christ went to prepare, saying, “In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?And if I

“Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die” (Proverbs 31:8 NKJV).

December 29, 2020

SPEAKING OUT FOR THE SPEECHLESS Throughout history there have been those who have been sentenced to death without someone to speak for them. Often it was the poor who couldn’t afford council or the widow or orphan who had no rights. Yet today in our nation, the greatest tragedy has been the unborn who have

“He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite” (Psalms 147:4-5 NKJV).

December 28, 2020

STAR GAZING AND GOD’S GREATNESS I’m on my annual study retreat, so I’ve been taking more time to star gaze in the evenings and consider God’s greatness. Since the launching of the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have observed that there are an almost infinite number of stars in the universe. In our own Milky Way

“Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen” (Revelation 18:2 NKJV).

December 27, 2020

FUTURE COLLAPSE OF THE ONE WORLD ECONOMY In Revelation 18, John recorded his vision of the fall of commercial Babylon. Babylon represents humanity’s Satan-inspired attempt to create a one world religion, government, and economy that glorifies man instead of God.   Man’s first attempt at creating Babylon took place not long after the Flood, when

“These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.” (Revelation 17:14 NKJV).

December 26, 2020

CHRIST THE LAMB HAS OVERCOME THE WORLD In the apostle John’s revelation, he saw a beast with ten horns, which is the Antichrist and the ten nations that unite to follow him. They unite to “make war with the Lamb,” which is Christ Jesus, and with “those who are with Him.” Yet, they are doomed

“Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘In those days ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”” (Zechariah 8:23 NKJV).

December 25, 2020

IMMANUEL – GOD WITH US Zechariah’s prophecy told of a time when great numbers of people from the Gentile nations would seek the One born king of the Jews, who is known by this description: “God is with you.” Who is this One? It is Christ Jesus. As Isaiah prophesied (Isa. 7:14) and Matthew confirmed (Matt.

“Even those from afar shall come and build the temple of the Lord. Then you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me to you” (Zechariah 6:15 NKJV).

December 24, 2020

GOD SENT HIS SON The prophet Zechariah prophesied that the Lord of Hosts would send Messiah to them. He would be both priest and king (v.13) and would build the temple. Even “those from afar,” meaning the Gentiles, would come and be part of building the temple under His authority.   This prophecy was fulfilled

“The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; His hands shall also finish it. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me to you” (Zechariah 4:9 NKJV).

December 23, 2020

CHRIST IS BOTH CORNERSTONE AND CAPSTONE Zechariah was given a prophecy concerning Zerubbabel, the Jewish governor of Jerusalem, that he would finish rebuilding the Temple that had been destroyed by the Babylonians. This prophecy was fulfilled during that time.   Yet, as with many biblical prophecies, it also has a spiritual and future meaning. For

‘“Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion! For behold, I am coming and I will dwell in your midst,” says the Lord.’ (Zechariah 2:10 NKJV).

December 22, 2020

ADVENT MEANS COMING Zechariah is filled with Messianic prophecies about the “coming” of the LORD. Here, Israel was called to “sing and rejoice” in anticipation of His coming. This prophecy was partially fulfilled in the incarnation. As John proclaimed, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14).   Today, the Spirit of Christ

“Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Return to Me,” says the Lord of hosts, “and I will return to you”‘ (Zechariah 1:3 NKJV).

December 21, 2020

REPENTANCE PRECEDES REVIVAL The prophet Zechariah prophesied to the Jewish exiles, who had returned to Jerusalem after 70 years of captivity in Babylon. Yet, returning to Jerusalem wasn’t the same as returning to God. The Lord commanded Zechariah to “Say to them.” In other words, “Preach to them: Return to Me and I’ll return to