Jeremiah or Zechariah?

“Then was fulfilled the word of Jeremiah the prophet saying, ‘And they took the thirty silver pieces, the payment paid for the one on whom the Sons of Israel had set such a payment, and they gave it for the field of a potter just as the Lord instructed me.’” (Matthew 27:9-10)   Oceans of… Read More

God’s Sovereignty; The Hands of Wicked Men

“Pilate said to them: ‘You take him and, according to your own laws, judge him.’ But the Jews said, ‘We are not permitted to execute anyone.’ This was to fulfill the word of Jesus which he had spoken indicating by what kind of death he was to be executed.’” (John 18:31-32)   Recognizing that this… Read More

A Dangerous Command

“And the High Priest stood up and said to him, ‘Don’t you have any answer for these men who are testifying against you?’ But Jesus said nothing. And the High Priest  said to him, ‘I command you by the living God to tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God!’” (Matthew 26:62-63)… Read More

Caiaphas’ Prophesy

“It was Caiaphas who plotted with the Jews that it would be useful that one man die for the group.” (John 18:14)   The language of Caiaphas’ warning to the Sanhedron is one worthy of reflection. This little parenthesis is meant to point us to an earlier event that took place shortly before Jesus’ Triumphal… Read More

The Seed and the God of the Millennia

“And they blessed Rebekah, and said to her, ‘Our sister, you shall become like countless thousands and may your seed inhabit the gates of those who hate him.’” (Genesis 24:60)   “I will surely bless you and your seed will surely be great as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is… Read More

The Lamb of God

“And Abraham said, ‘God will himself see to the Lamb for the whole burnt offering my son.’ And the two went on together.” (Genesis 22:8)   Often when we read this passage we see this statement of Abraham’s as a means of placating his son and keeping him somewhat in the dark and in doing… Read More

Zechariah’s Night Visions: Introduction

            To understand the prophet Zechariah, one must have an understanding of the historical context in which that prophet was writing.  In 539 BC, King Cyrus of Persia overthrew the Babylonian Empire and a year later, sent a group of about 50,000 exiles home to Jerusalem with wealth, supplies, and a… Read More

Forms of Special Revelation

Forms of Special Revelation: We have been speaking of and citing some of the weaknesses of General Revelation and our need for something more.  Yet, let us point out that General Revelation was never designed to teach us our obligation towards God and our proper relationship to him as our creator.  Indeed, it was never… Read More