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The Bema seat of Christ; what is it? – 2 Corinthians 5:10


For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ We hear this phrase constantly in religious circles. It is an aspect of our mean-spirited nature, and is often used to obtain compliance or to get us, the body, … Continue reading

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This idea of paradise, where we go when we die, and false teaching.


An observation was made in Monday morning Bible study about where we go when we die. The statement excluded us from heaven by placing us in paradise, where we are held until the Harpazo or rapture, and then we, the … Continue reading

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Aren’t you just a bit curious about what John had to say? John 1:19-20


In a recent post, I talked about spending time in a psyche hospital and how they asked me how long my parents had been alcoholics. That generated some negative feedback, not from a reader, but from a relative. Sadly, I … Continue reading

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Why would John have to say that? John 1:18


The Apostle John had just finished saying, “John *testified about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’” For of … Continue reading

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Once again he’ll choose Israel. A short course in Isaiah. Chapter 14:1


This series of blogs is called, A Short Course in the Book of Isaiah, specifically because of these passages: Isaiah 14:12-14 NASB “How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been … Continue reading

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Attempting to understand Matthew 25:31-46. Chapter three continues to look at the nations and the sheep.


It is evident to me that some of my greatest impacts have come from exposing my frailties and successes in recovery. We all have things that push our limits, and false teachers are one of mine. I subject myself to some … Continue reading

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They refused to change their hearts. Revelation 16:8,9


As children, we watched a show on television called, The Twilight Zone. You were never quite sure if the person who was central to the story wasn’t living out part of a dream or their personal reality. In one particular … Continue reading

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He hasn’t much time, and he knows it.


Isaiah, prophesying about an entity and calling it “the king of Tyre”, also a real person, puts the king of Tyre in the garden of Eden, addresses him the anointed cherub and speaks of how perfect he was. Common sense … Continue reading

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For it is given over to the nations. The continuing migration toward Revelation 16. Part 6


Chapter ten of Revelation is an interlude that also introduces what is to come prior to the seventh trumpet being blown. Seven seals have been opened. Within the seventh seal are seven trumpeters. The earlier trumpet, the sixth in this … Continue reading

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You must again prophesy. The continuing migration toward Revelation 16. Part 5


Suppose you find yourself in unbearable circumstances. That seems a rather odd thing to write because I am also involved with a Recovery program and, even if our immediate safety may not be at stake, our sanity might be. Having … Continue reading

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