What are the Differences between the Rapture and the Second Coming?

That's an important question, isn't it! First, let's tackle semantics. Many Bible scholars view the Second Coming as one event in two phases. We know believers will be “caught up” in the rapture to meet Jesus in the air.  (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 1 Corinthians 15:51-55)  The Bible also teaches us that Jesus Christ will physically return …

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For Zion’s Sake – January 2019

Do you have New Year's resolutions? I'm not big on making resolutions, as most do not last more than a couple weeks. However, I am a goal-setter, as goals seem to motivate me throughout the year to press on in following the Lord's guidance. For me, goals may change and new ones definitely arise during …

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The Power of Jesus’ Presence in Your Life and Mine!

By divine sovereignty, the power of Jesus’ presence was put on display even before His birth.  (See here and here.)  Not only did the power of Jesus’ presence make Mary a favored one, but the baby in Elizabeth’s womb leaped in the presence of the Christ child alive in Mary’s womb.  Indeed, God the Father …

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Water from a Rock

Wow!  That gives new meaning to “water from a rock,” doesn’t it! That is recent video from a flash flood in the Israeli desert, near the Dead Sea.  But I believe there is a Biblical principle to be gleaned from that incredible sight.  Let’s start with this passage from Exodus 17:3-6: But the people thirsted there …

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