Monthly Archives: October 2019

Amos: The Universal Justice Of God

The primary theme of the Book of Amos is the universal justice of God.  The Israelites believed that their favored status as the people of God would spare them from His judgment—to the contrary, they would be held more accountable than their neighbors.

Before proclaiming God’s judgment against Judah and Israel, Amos speaks of judgment against six of their neighbors: Damascus, Gaza, Tyre, Edom, the Ammonites, and Moab.

The goal of this message is to study God’s judgment of His own people in this era.  Amos 2:6-16 Continue reading “Amos: The Universal Justice Of God” »

To Destroy The Works Of The Devil

Before Christ came into my life six years ago, I was clothed in the garments of lust, greed, and pride.  I made most of my decisions based on my emotions—based on what I felt; and I lived to avoid pain and gain pleasure.  My heart was a fountain of wickedness—idolizing and chasing after the things I coveted with no regard for offense against my Creator.

I didn’t know covenant love, nor did I know truth.  As a result, I was always trying to get love; I  recklessly pursued belief-systems, and co-opted paradigms, that would enable and advance my sinful, selfish desires.  The many false beliefs I had adopted about God, others, and myself, allowed lies to operate in my life, creating widespread destruction and division in the lives of others.

Because of my sin, wounds, and false beliefs, I was bound in shame.  As a result, I was always trying to cover, hide, escape, and control my shame. Continue reading “To Destroy The Works Of The Devil” »

Weeping & Gnashing Of Teeth

Weeping & Gnashing of Teeth

The Lexham Figurative Language of the Bible Glossary:  Weeping and gnashing of teeth represents physical and spiritual torment in a place of judgment reserved for those who do not enter the kingdom of God.

Faith of the Centurion
Matthew 8:11-12I tell you, many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, 12 while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Parable of the Net
Matthew 13:49-50So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous 50 and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Continue reading “Weeping & Gnashing Of Teeth” »