September 1st, 2018
Suppressed Guilt Can Rear Its Ugly Head
Genesis 50:15 (KJB) And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.
Just imagine the thoughts swirling about in their heads and the fear at work in their hearts as their father dies. The brothers of Joseph must have taken a huge gulp of air as their father took his last breath ... Continue Reading →
March 15th, 2018
Waxed Strong in Spirit
Luke 1:80 (KJB) And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.
This short succinct verse has much to say about the time of maturing in John’s youth. His growing and maturing years were spent in the desert. Not the palace.
The growth of Paul (formerly known as Saul) who mingled with men of law, sprouting forth from the feet of Gamaliel, and on ... Continue Reading →
January 16th, 2018
But God Was
Acts 7:9 (KJB) And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him.
There is one word in this sentence that changes the entire meaning of every other word and the eternal direction of this verse:
“but God was with him…” this phrase is tucked into the end of this scripture verse. The word but is the key to grasping the understanding intentioned by God. Even though Joseph’s immediate circumstances turner rather sour, ... Continue Reading →
December 18th, 2017
Joseph Thought on These Things
Matthew 1:20 (KJB) But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
None of us can even begin to imagine exactly what went through the mind of Joseph upon finding out Mary, his soon to be wife, was ... Continue Reading →
December 24th, 2016
Above and Beyond Limitations of This World
Luke 2:7 (KJB) And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Did you realize that there was no room for Jesus Christ from the very moment he was born on this earth?
It is nothing new today many people have no room for Him and His will for their lives today.
Jesus Christ has ... Continue Reading →
December 15th, 2016
A Taxing Trip
Luke 2:4-5 (KJB) And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
The Roman government had decreed taxes were to be paid! This tax assessment was levied according to the man’s genealogy on record. Joseph and Mary as well ... Continue Reading →
December 14th, 2016
Luke 2:1-3 (KJB) And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
Taxes are nothing new in today’s world. Taxes were first introduced in ancient biblical times. Caesar Augustus decreed that all people were to be taxed. ... Continue Reading →
December 13th, 2016
Joseph Acted Justly
Matthew 1:18-19 (KJB) Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.
Pregnancy before marriage was not socially popular or acceptable in early biblical times. Today hardly anyone bats ... Continue Reading →
September 12th, 2016
Hatred Does Not Frustrate or Foil God’s Plans
And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. (Genesis 37:5 KJV)
God gave Joseph a special spiritual gift. Joseph had the ability of prophecy through interpreting dreams.
The invisible wall separating Joseph and his brothers widened even further upon Joseph’s reception of this supernatural ability divinely coming to rest on his life. Joseph’s gift was unusual and highly important and therefore caused, even ... Continue Reading →
The Angel Gabriel was sent by God to speak of great news to a chosen virgin named Mary. Mary was not just any woman but was a woman who was handpicked and highly favored by God to carry the infant Jesus Christ in her virgin womb to bring about His earthly birth in this world. This was a significant piece of news delivered personally to her by the angel this day.
Mary was single, but spoken for by Joseph, they were ... Continue Reading →