The Olive Tree’s Response

“And the olive tree said to them, ‘Should I leave my fatness, which in me God and men are honored and shall I go to dominate the trees?’”  (Judges 9:9) As God’s prophetic word goes out in this parable, it becomes clear from the words of the Olive Tree that Jotham is speaking about his… Read More

Bearing Fruit…Mature Fruit

“To declare,  ‘Indeed, Righteous is Yahweh!’ ‘My Rock!’ ‘There is no injustice in him!’ (Psalm 92:16 {verse 15 in English}) Thus, what is the ripe fruit of spiritual maturity? Indeed, it is a declaration of praise that God is righteous and that he is the rock upon which you base your life. It is the… Read More

Warnings from Israel’s Past: Angels (Pride)

“And the angels who did not hold to their own office, but deserted their own dwelling place to enter judgment on that great day, are kept, chained eternally in gloom.” (Jude 6)   Secondly, Jude describes the pride of the fallen angels, who looked to increase their own power and authority above the position that… Read More