Love Is King

The following article appeared in our local paper today.  Unfortunately, the paper changed the title and cut the last two paragraphs so I am not linking this to their digital edition. *** Believe it or not, “Christ” is not Jesus’s last name.  “Christ” means “anointed one.”  Anointing in biblical times meant pouring oil on someone’s…

Had You for a Minute, Didn’t I?

I don’t believe in prayer. I believe in the One who answers prayer.   I don’t seek blessings. I seek the Blesser.   I don’t go to church. I gather with those who are the church.   I don’t believe in the power of words. I believe in the Word.   I don’t seek the…

Weeks/Pentecost (part 2)

Painting by Patrick Murphy http://www.inspiredsketch.blogspot.com In the last post, we looked at the fulfillment of Pentecost as recorded in Acts 2.  Jesus was anointed with the fullness of God’s Spirit, and His anointing flowed down to the church. Sharing in Christ’s anointing means many things.  First Corinthians 2:12 says, “We have not received the spirit…

Weeks/Pentecost (part 1)

Painting from http://theschoolofthetransferofenergy.com/tag/moses-and-aaron/ In the third month, the Israelites observed the Feast of Weeks, presumably named because it was held seven weeks and one day after Firstfruits.  This span of time equals 50 days, so the feast also came to be known as Pentecost (=“fiftieth”) (Lev. 23:15, 16; Acts 2:1).  During this 50 days, more of…