A Man After God’s Own Heart

What does it mean to be a man after God's own heart? How could God refer to David this way even though he transgressed significantly? I think a man after God’s own heart is someone who loves God, loves God’s law, loves God’s people, seeks the will of God above his own, and loves no... Continue Reading →

Tracing God’s Kingdom Program and Covenants. Part 14: Millennium & Conclusion

Millennium Eventually Jesus Christ will come back to earth (Rev. 11:15) and resume God's theocratic kingdom program with Israel. He will judge all unbelievers and bound the ruler of the false kingdom (Rev. 20:2-3). He then will sit on David’s throne in Jerusalem and rule as King. “At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in... Continue Reading →

Tracing God’s Kingdom Program and Covenants. Part 12: New Covenant

New Covenant Then Jesus fulfills the New Covenant on the cross. The New Covenant is defined as "a covenant between God and his people that is anticipated in the Old Testament (Jer 31:31) and fulfilled in the New Testament (Luke 22:20; 1 Cor 11:25; Heb 9:15; 12:24). The new covenant involves forgiveness of sin, spiritual transformation,... Continue Reading →

Tracing God’s Kingdom Program and Covenants. Part 10: Prophets

Prophets Eventually the administration of the kings ended after David and Solomon, and the administration of the prophets began. Deuteronomy 18:18-19 predicts God would raise up a prophet like Moses, having God’s authority. So, in the same way Moses carried the theocratic administration, the prophet was to carry it on. After Solomon’s passing, the kings only had authority... Continue Reading →

Tracing God’s Kingdom Program and Covenants. Part 9: Davidic Covenant

Davidic Covenant David was then anointed as king (1 Sam. 16:12-13) and God made a covenant with him. The Lexham Bible Dictionary defines the Davidic Covenant as “the promise made by Yahweh that He would establish for King David a ‘house’ or a dynasty of kings who would perpetually reign over God’s people.” Pentecost adds more to... Continue Reading →

Tracing God’s Kingdom Program and Covenants. Part 4: Abrahamic Covenant

Abrahamic Covenant The first patriarch, Abram (God later changes his name to Abraham in Gen. 17:5), is introduced in Genesis 11:27-31. God begins the new form of the theocratic administration by making a covenant with Abraham. The Abrahamic Covenant is defined as “God’s promise to the first patriarch, Abraham, which functions as the basis for Israel’s covenant with Yahweh.” The covenant starts... Continue Reading →

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