Daniel’s Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks

Of all the Messianic prophecies in the Old Testament, those recorded in the book of Daniel are perhaps the most detailed and panoramic. The crown jewel of Daniel’s prophetic utterances must surely be that of the Seventy Weeks, found at the end of chapter nine. This fascinating oracle lays out a detailed chronology of divinely determined events that lead to the end of this age and to the ultimate destiny of God’s people. [Read more...]

The Marriage Feast At Cana: Bearing His Reproach

There is a curious exchange between Jesus and His mother Mary during the wedding feast at Cana in John 2. As with many of the stories in the Gospel written by John, there is more going on than what may first appear. Let us dig into this account of the wedding and unpack what the Spirit is saying to us. “It is the glory of Kings to search out a matter.” (Prov. 25:2)

And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. [Read more...]

A Better Resurrection

In the fourth chapter of Philippians, Paul makes a statement that caused me to have some confusion as a young student of the Word:

I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. (Phil. 3:8-11)

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