In the book of Genesis there was a man named Enoch. He was the great-grandfather of Noah. He lived before the flood and interestingly he never died, but was taken up to heaven by God, shortly before Noah was born. I’m sure Noah must have heard many stories about his great-grandfather.
“Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.” Genesis 5:24
In the book of Hebrews we can better understand why he was taken.
Before king David became king of Israel, he spent many years hiding in the wilderness from the incumbent king Saul. At one point he got tired of running and hiding in the wilderness, so he left the land of Israel with his family, all his fighting men, and their families. They went to the land of the Philistines (an enemy of Israel) and got permission from the Philistines to settle in the area of Ziklag. It became their own little …
As we study how the location of the Hebrew temple was chosen, we can clearly see the intentions and heart of God towards us. God cares deeply for us and He often uses symbolic imagery to help us understand Him better.
During the reign of king David, the people of Israel were doing things unspecified in the Bible that were upsetting to God. In context of the whole Bible, upsetting God was usually caused by neglecting and rebelling against God. …
Basics of Prayer
As a Christian, one of the main things is our connection with God. One of the primary avenues of this connection is prayer. It is a vital basic activity that any person can accomplish, the only requirement is faith or confidence that it is effective.
When I was a young believer I took the recommendation from others to set a time and place for when I would pray and let God know, as if I was making …
What is Fasting?
• It is the abstaining of things for the benefit of God’s power to change situations.
Why do we fast?
• The spiritual principle of giving up something for the sake of something better is common knowledge in the history of mankind. The act of sacrifice is worship, that draws the favor of God into your life and situation.
How does it make a difference?
• In marriage there is submission that is forced and there is …