In recent years, a growing number of Christians have become interested in learning about God’s Biblical calendar and how it can be used as a guide for one’s spiritual growth and development. Seldom, when we are reading the Bible, do we connect biblical events with the months in which they occurred.
While those events may have occurred in ancient times, many of them remain spiritually relevant today. You may be wondering how this is possible. The primary reason is because God is eternal as well as infinite. He is not limited by time or space. He is the same yesterday, today and forever (Malachi 3:6). And, because God does not change, the truths of His Word never changes. Psalm 119:89 says, “Forever, O Lord, your word is settled in heaven.” The words our Sovereign and Eternal God declared to His people in biblical times are still applicable today and will bring blessings, if we are obedient to His will.
God’s Divine Calendar
God Himself established a Biblical calendar when He commanded Moses to mark the month of Israel’s freedom from slavery in Egypt as the beginning of a new year (Exodus 12:2). And, God set the observance of Passover as the time for Israel’s release (Exodus 12: 12-14). The Lord said in Exodus 12:2, “This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.” At the time of Israel’s release from slavery, the name of that particular month was referred to as Abib or Aviv in some Bible versions (Deuteronomy 16:1).Continue reading →
Editor’s Note: We found this prayer by Ravi Zacharias to be the most appropriate for these tragic events that have recently occurred. This prayer was posted on his blog on July 8, one day after the death of five Dallas police officers:
As we mourn this week’s tragic events in Louisiana, Minnesota, and now Dallas, it is evident that we need God now more than ever. My prayer on this day of shock and heartbreak:
“God, our heavenly Father, our minds go back to the day when Jesus knelt beside his beloved city and wept, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace–but now it is hidden from your eyes” (Luke 19:42)
ISIS claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack in Orlando. 50 people were killed and 53 more were wounded. It was the largest mass shooting in our nation’s history. This evil must be stopped once and for all.
Families are grieving. People are hurting. Please pray for those hurting and grieving in Orlando. Pray that all will personally know Christ and His comfort.
We think of Psalm 34:18 which says, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Click HERE to read more:
The calendar says its Spring and we should be looking forward to green grass, flowers blooming and warmer days; but when you’re in a season of discouragement, a beautiful Spring day can seem like just another day.
Discouragement is defined in the Noah Webster Dictionary as “depriving of courage, depressing confidence or hope.” How many of you have ever been in a season of discouragement? Did it last longer than a season? How many of you will admit that you are in that season right now?Continue reading →
As families in Lahore, Pakistan, celebrated Easter Sunday, March 28, in a public park, a suicide bomber entered into a public park and blew himself up. The blast killed more than 70 people, mostly women and children, and injured hundreds of others.
The next day, a Pakistanti Taliban group claimed responsibility for the bombing, saying that it deliberately intended to target Christians. However, Muslims were also caught in the blast. Pakistan’s army detained more than 200 people in connection with the bombing. Continue reading →
As we celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we praise Him for the forgiveness of our sins and restoring our relationship back to God, the Father.
During this Easter season, we see Jesus Christ in His human form, coming to Earth to fulfill the work that God, the Father, has assigned Him. He healed the sick, taught the Word of God, and preached the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus also gathered disciples so that they can continue the work He started after He left the Earth and returned to heaven where He sits at the right hand of His Father.Continue reading →
Four days after the arrest in Brussels of Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in the Paris bombings in November, bombs were detonated at the airport and subway stations in Brussesls on Tuesday causing multiple deaths and serious injuries. Salah Abdeslam is one of 10 men suspected of planning and terrorist attacks in and around Paris on November 13 that killed 130 people.
Confusion and panic dominated the area before Brussels officials shut down the entries and exits to the city. All flights to Belgium have been diverted and all trains to and from Brussels have been cancelled.Continue reading →