From our Devotional
Joseph (the dreamer) saw clearly the picture of the future God had ordained for him at a young age; however, it took him several years to understand God’s purpose for such a glorious future.
While Joseph was convinced through his many spectacular dreams that he would be great and influential in life, however, he was totally ignorant of the purpose of the greatness, dominion and influence that God wanted to give him. Therefore, God had to take him through a process so that he might understand His purpose. Early in his life Joseph might have wrongly concluded that the dreams and the blessings that God had prepared for him were all about him and for him…read more
From our Blog
The Greek word translated ‘the world’ in the New Testament is ‘Kosmos’. It speaks of ‘orderly or harmonious arrangement, order, government, ornament, decoration or adornment (-the arrangement of the stars, the heavenly hosts)’. ‘Kosmos’ is also used to refer to ‘the universe, the earth, the inhabitants of the earth, or the human family’.
It is often used in reference to ‘the ungodly multitude; the whole mass of men alienated from God, and therefore hostile to the cause of Christ.’ ‘Kosmos’ in the Bible also implies ‘world affairs, the aggregate of things earthly, the whole circle of earthly goods, riches, advantages, pleasures, etc, which although transitory or fleeting seduce or distract the hearts of men from God…read more
From our Bible Study
Paul went further to expose and correct the foolishness of the Galatians in seeking to earn their inheritance or blessing in Christ through allegiance or obedience to the law by presenting clearly to them the following vital truths.
First, the Promise of Salvation for all mankind through the Seed of Abraham God made to Abraham was not to the Jews but to Christ as the Seed of Abraham. Therefore, those who belong to Christ by putting faith in Him are the heirs of God’s spiritual promises to Abraham. The Gentiles don’t need to become like the Jews to inherit the blessings of Abraham. They only need to become God’s children through faith in Christ…read more