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02/18 I AM THE LORD AND THERE IS NO OTHER…These are the words of God Almighty crossing the chasm of time to remind us that His choices are perfect. Incredibly, He ordained the Father of Iran, King Cyrus of Persia, to rebuild the Temple, and supervise the return of His exiled people to Jerusalem, guaranteeing the survival of the line of David, and the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ.

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2/11 I SAW IN THE NIGHT…For many weeks we’ve been receiving encouragement and direction from the ancient biblical prophet Zechariah, well-known for his “nightvisions”. 2700 years ago, he began recounting what he “saw in the night” to God’s people. These visions continue to cross the chasm of 2700 years with a timeless message for us Christians in 2024. The Almighty is restoring His spiritual temple and kingdom on this earth THROUGH His faithful people and FOR His faithful people. More...

02/04 BABYLON…COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE. We need this timely warning that the infamous biblical Babylon and her expansive walls still exists. We Christians are literally surrounded by her idols and mindset. Given the call of the Almighty to "Come out of her, my people!", will we listen and repent? More...

01/28 A CITY WITHOUT WALLS... God's Word crosses the chasm of 2700 years with a timeless message for 2024. When the prophet Zechariah had a vision of “a man with a measuring line in his hand” headed to measure Jerusalem's walls, God dispatched an angel with this chastising message: "Jerusalem will be a city without walls... And I myself will be a wall of fire around it," declares the Lord, "and I will be its glory within." More...

01/21 A MAN RIDING A RED HORSE… About 2700 years ago, the prophet Zechariah received night-visions that began with a man riding a red horse. These heavenly revelations from the Almighty continue to inspire and encourage His people, especially today. God is still here, working behind the scenes, monitoring each and everything that happens. He has a perfect overall plan for His creation, and we are a distinct and integral part of it all. He is restoring His spiritual temple and kingdom on this earth through His faithful people. More...

01/12 YOU HAVE STAYED LONG ENOUGH AT THS MOUNTAIN… Around 1500 BC, God Almighty announced through Moses that the Israelites had to move forward away from their comfort zone in order to follow Him. “In the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month, Moses proclaimed to the Israelites all that the LORD had commanded him concerning them…The LORD our God said to us at Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Break camp and advance…” Deuteronomy1:3,6 More...

12/31 “I AM THE LORD” 2500 years ago, God Almighty repeated this announcement over 70 times to His chosen people and the surrounding nations through the prophet Ezekiel. Whether we believe it or not, He continues to announce it today to every nation in the entire world.

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12/24 “PUT THE POT ON THE FIRE”…2600 years ago, on the 10th day of God's appointed 10th month, December 24 on our 2023 calendar, The Almighty spoke these eternal words: “The people there refuse to obey me. I have a story with a message for them. Tell them, "This is what the Lord God says: 'Put the pot on the fire.' " Ezekiel 24:3 More...

12/08 “I AM GOD’S SON”… During this exact same time of the year 2000 years ago, while everyone else was celebrating a festival, Jesus continued doing the same thing He had done for the past 3 years. Knowing His death was only a few months away, Jesus appealed to religious folks to believe that He was the Son of God, the prophesied Messiah they had been looking for. More...

11/26, 12/3  "YOU HAVE BEEN UNFAITHFUL..." These words were spoken on the occasion of ancient Judah’s realization that while they had been worshipping God as His chosen nation, they had also been taking on the ways of the world, layer by layer, year after year. Their reckoning day had arrived.“…And on the twentieth day of the ninth month, all the people were sitting in the square before the house of God, greatly distressed by the occasion… You have been unfaithful.” Ezra 10:9-10. More...

11/19 “WHEN I CALLED, THEY DID NOT LISTEN; SO WHEN THEY CALLED, I WOULD NOT LISTEN”… For 70 years, the ancient kingdom of Judah had memorialized the attack on their capital and their nation by adding a national day of fasting to God's appointed Holy Days. Without realizing it, their appointment had taken on a life of its own, binding them to a meaningless worship of their own making.This powerful lesson is appointed for the fourth day of God’s 9th month, which began the evening of November 17 on our 2023 Gregorian calendar. More...

11/12 “I SAT DOWN AND WEPT. I MOURNED AND FASTED AND PRAYED BEFORE THE GOD OF HEAVEN” So begins the powerful words of a mighty prayer warrior who lived 2500 years ago. His heart heavy with the sorrow from the aftermath of war and destruction, the patriot Nehemiah immediately set about petitioning the only one he knew that could restore justice where there seemed to be none.

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11/05 THE TEMPLE WAS… For over 400 years, the Shekinah Glory of Almighty God was physically the center of Israel's national life. The people brought daily offerings to Him in Solomon’s Temple and gathered as a nation to worship Him during the 3 High Holy Days of Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles. But over the years, the faithful worshipers became prideful of their image as God's people, placing their faith in their abilities as a nation. Today, all that remains of the magnificent temple is part of the physical foundation, known today as the "Wailing Wall". More...

10/29 “WALK IN MY WAYS AND DO WHAT IS RIGHT…” Almost 3000 years ago, fear, and the desire to be delivered from laws they didn’t like, prompted a nation who worshiped God for almost 1000 years to mistakenly pledge their allegiance to a king who didn’t take God seriously. Unwittingly, they allowed him to bring other gods into their midst by manipulating God's Word, leading them to break the very first commandment God had given them: "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.” More...

10/22 “RETURN TO ME AND I WILL RETURN TO YOU.” In the 6th century BC, around this time of the year, Zechariah reminded God’s people that the Almighty’s presence was key to their restoration as His nation. The prophet assured them that God was not far away. If they would return to Him, He would return to them. For God’s ancient chosen people, rebuilding God’s Temple, the place where He physically resided, was absolutely essential for God to “return” to them in the sense of worshipping Him. Today, Ephesians 2:12-22 gives us an astonishing picture of our current spiritual temple BEING BUILT in Christ. More...

10/15 STAND UP AND PRAISE THE LORD YOUR GOD…YOU WERE RIGHT AND WE WERE WRONG. Around 2500 years ago, a nation stood united in praise to the Lord with the sole intent of honoring Him through national repentance of their sins. The longest prayer of the entire Bible was offered as a worship unto God on the 24th day of God's 7th month, which began the evening of October 9 on our 2023 Gregorian calendar. More...

10/08 “OUT OF HIS HEART WILL FLOW RIVERS OF LIVING WATER” 2000 years ago, Jesus upset and confounded the religious establishment of His day during their most important holiday of the entire year: The Festival of Tabernacles. They had been joyfully worshipping the Lord God, extolling His Word for an entire week through elaborate ceremonies of water and lights, when a mere mortal among them challenged their religious “beliefs”.

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09/30 A FESTIVAL FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD…God has appointed this week as one of His Holy Festivals marking the ministry and revelation of Jesus Christ. These appointed dates known as “feasts” or “festivals” occurred at harvest times, when crops were gathered in. Also known as “The Ingathering”, the 2023 Festival of Tabernacles begins September 30 at sunset under a full harvest moon and continues to sunset October 8. This festival is the “crowning touch” for ALL His annual festivals, as it will be fulfilled by the return of Jesus to Earth to “tabernacle” as King of Kings and Lord of Lords! More...

09/24/2023 S A L V A T I O N… The evening of September 25th on our 2023 Gregorian calendar begins the 10th day of God’s 7th month, the anniversary of the very date the Almighty appropriated a blood sacrifice to cover the sins of His people: The Day of Atonement. God revealed the foundation for His plan of salvation in Leviticus 16 when He said, “The Day of Atonement will be on the tenth day of the seventh month…This special day of rest continues from that evening until the next evening.” More...

09/16 WATCH! The Living Word of God is exploding with depth and new meaning for us in 2023. This picture reflects not only the astounding artistry of the Almighty’s handiwork in the western NC evening sky, it also prophetically appoints the day God’s trumpet will announce the return of Jesus Christ to rule and reign over His kingdom on this earth!

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09/03 GOD’S APPOINTED TIMES… During these constantly changing times, it's vital for us Christians to realize that God has everything under control. He has set forth His calendar for mankind with Jesus appointments all over it. Every single day of our lives has been set in place by the Almighty, unmovable and unshakable through His Only Begotten Son. “These are my appointed times, the times of the LORD that you will proclaim as sacred assemblies.” Leviticus 23:2 More...

08/27 J E A L O U S  “I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God.” 3500 years ago, amidst fire and thunder, God Almighty flamboyantly announced His jealousy to millions of His chosen people. He voiced this radical statement in Exodus 20:5 as He audibly announced His Ten Commandments!

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08/20 GIVE CAREFUL THOUGHT TO YOUR WAYS…The Hebrew figure of speech for this phrase is literally “put your heart on your roads.” God has designated the sixth month of Elul, beginning at sunset August 17 and continuing to sunset September 16 on our 2023 Gregorian calendar, as the month for "soul searching" and turning back to Him. Indeed, the Hebrew word for this month, "Elul" means to search out deeply, as in the heart. More...

08/06 THIS IS WHAT THE LORD SAYS: About 2600 years ago, the “weeping prophet” Jeremiah urged God's chosen people and their leadership to look to Him for their strength, not other people or governments. Thousands of years later, God’s Word continues to reverberate this same truth to ALL His people. More...

07/23 I WILL NOT LISTEN TO YOU… This statement of the Almighty on the 10th day of the fifth month on His calendar, which begins the evening of July 27 on our 2023 Gregorian calendar, still reverberates His truth to us 21st century Christians. “… On the tenth day of the fifth month of the seventh year… ‘This is what the Lord God says: Have you come to ask me what you should do? I, the Lord God, tell you that, as surely as I live, I will not listen to you.’ ” Ezekiel 20:1-3. More...

07/16 THE EXODUS: HOLD FIRMLY TO THE VERY END…There can be no doubt that Jesus, the Son of God Almighty, has literally been parting the waters of our fallen world for millennia, providing the only way for God's chosen people to cross over to their Promised Land. He's still doing that right this very moment, perfectly in sync with God’s timetable for mankind. More...

07/09 "DO NOT TURN ASIDE TO THE RIGHT OR TO THE LEFT. Walk in obedience to all the Lord your God has commanded you, so you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.” Deuteronomy 5:32-33. The usage of “right and left” in early biblical times was so common that it had probably reached the level of a cliché. The phrase is a merism that actually means "everywhere, in any direction”, used here admonishing us not to deviate from God’s path in ANY direction. A merism is a figure of speech that expresses opposites and unity at the same time. More...

07/04 “MAKE US A GOD TO GO BEFORE US…” 3500 years ago at this time of the year, God’s chosen people attempted to control their destiny by worshipping The Almighty on their own terms. Instead of celebrating that they were created in God’s image, and destined to change the world through Him, they created a “stand-in” image of God to rally their nation toward the Promised Land of their dreams. More...

06/25 BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO TRUSTS IN THE LORD…During the 4th month on God's calendar, June 19-July 18 on our 2023 calendar, the 6th century BC remnant of God's chosen people exiled in Babylon celebrated the death and resurrection of the pagan deity Tammuz, who supposedly died so that they could have "new life". They filled the iron idol's empty eye sockets with lead, which was ignited, resembling fireworks like tears falling. God’s chosen people celebrated these fabricated tears just inside the gate of God's Holy Temple, essentially flaunting another god in the Almighty's face. More...

06/18 ASHAMED AND CONFOUNDED...2600 years ago, God's people petitioned Him to intervene in their national woes. They reasoned they deserved His benevolence because He had chosen them and blessed them in the past. God did not agree. "Not for your sake do I do this,” says the Lord God, “let it be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel!” Ezekiel 36:32 More...

06/11 SEALED WITH THE KING’S RING… Set in Persia around 479 B.C. during the reign of King Ahasuerus (Xerxes), the book of Esther is a dramatic narrative with profoundly deep spiritual insights. Several calendar dates in Esther provide timeless wisdom and encouragement for those who seek the eternal value of God’s Word. Today’s lesson revolves around a letter issued by the King, sealed with His signet ring, and delivered to God's chosen people. More...

05/28 BRING TWO LOAVES OF BREAD…There are two loaves of bread, side by side, on the offering table to the Lord. This unusual offering was appointed for this time of the year for God’s chosen people. Since both loaves are leavened, they appear to be spiritually significant as sinful types of mankind. But this is a heavenly offering...

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05/17 THIS SAME JESUS… The book of Acts records the last words of Jesus, spoken from the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives at Bethany. "’...you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’ After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. ‘Men of Galilee,’ they said, ‘why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.’” Acts 1:8-11. More..

05/10 THEY BURIED THE PEOPLE WHO HAD A CRAVING…3500 years ago, during May 10-14 on our 2023 Gregorian calendar, God sent a plague upon a nation who claimed to worship Him but were never satisfied with His direction and provision. God's Word records many of them complained to death, literally. “Now the rabble that was among them had a strong craving...They buried the people who had the craving.” Numbers 11:4,34. More...

05/05 IN THE MORNING YOU WILL SEE THE GLORY OF THE LORD…Lately we Christians have been reduced to just plain-old grumbling about our current circumstances. Like the ancient Israelites in today’s lesson, we have been crying out to God for deliverance, and our patience is fading fast. Listen now as the Lord sends encouragement through them to us. “And in the morning you will see the glory of the Lord, because he has heard your grumbling against him...” Exodus 16:7 More...

04/30 "ON THE MOUNTAIN OF THE LORD IT WILL BE PROVIDED." When Abraham faithfully obeyed God’s call to sacrifice his son on the mountain, God provided a ram instead, and Isaac was spared. After hearing the words of the Lord on the mountain and the gift of the ram, Genesis 22:14 records, "So Abraham called that place 'The Lord Will Provide.' And to this day it is said, 'On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.'" More...

04/21 EVERY MAN BY NAME...The Lord said to Abraham in Genesis 15:5: “Look up at the heavens and count the stars—if indeed you can count them…so shall your offspring be.” Today, astronomers estimate there are ten thousand billion trillion stars. That’s a 1 followed by 25 zeros and lots of exclamation points. 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000!!! More...

04/14 PEACE BE WITH YOU! Following the morning Resurrection of Jesus, this incredible account is recorded in John 20:19-20: “On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.” More...

04/09 WHO IS IT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR? This is the question Jesus asked Mary on His magnificent Resurrection Morn. All four gospels record that morning happened during the Holy season known as Passover. Originally appointed by God to memorialize the night the death angel “passed over” those protected by the blood of the sacrificial lamb, the season also included God’s appointed Feast of Firstfruits the day after the Sabbath, on the first day of the week. More...

04/07 “THE SPIRIT OF GOD WHO RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD, LIVES IN YOU. AND JUST AS GOD RAISED CHRIST JESUS FROM THE DEAD, HE WILL GIVE LIFE TO YOUR MORTAL BODIES BY THIS SAME SPIRIT LIVING WITHIN YOU.” Romans 8:11.

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03/31 I WILL BRING ONE MORE PLAGUE… 3500 years ago, under the midnight illumination of a full moon, God brought a final plague upon a proud, haughty nation that would convince them once and for all that He was God. He would bring death to every household.Only the life’s blood of an innocent lamb could save them. But they would have to choose that lamb themselves, care for it in their homes, and together, sacrifice it so that they might live. Appointed death would “pass over” them if the innocent’s blood marked their abode. (Exodus 11-12) More...

03/23 HE SET HIS FACE TO GO TO JERUSALEM…2000 years ago, in a beautiful spring season just like today, Jesus journeyed from the countryside of the Holy Land, up to the Holy City of Jerusalem—one last time. Along the way, He traveled through town after town, teaching what it really meant to follow Him. And what He said was never EVER what folks expected to hear. More...

03/20 LIKE A BRIDEGROOM COMING OUT OF HIS CHAMBER… “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other...” Psalm 19:1-6. More...

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