The Final Judgment

The final judgment, otherwise known as, ‘The Great White Throne Judgment,’ is when all will see and understand why some people will go to the “lake of fire.” What Is the “Lake of Fire?” Also know as “Gehenna,” is a real and conscious place. How is this place described in the following scriptures? What Is This Judgment Based On? Will …

Judgment of Rewards

The Bible speaks of the judgment for believers, otherwise known as “The Judgment Seat of Christ,” this is where God rewards true believers for what they did with their lives while they were here on earth, whether good or bad The Judgment Seat of Christ How will our works be judged? The Bible often mentions “crowns,” as rewards. What are …

The Process of Judgment

Judgment is a sorting process. The Greek word for judge is “Krino,” which means, “to separate or make a distinction, try, sentence and decide”. God will separate people on the basis of their response to Jesus, through examination and a final decree or decision. Old Testament Picture of Judgment What happened when the people grew impatient and spoke against God …

Resurrection of Believers

One of the first examples we see of the resurrection of believers is that of Moses and Elijah appearing in glorious splendor to Jesus, Peter, James and John. As Moses and Elijah spoke with Jesus about His departure, Jesus is transformed before the disciple’s very eyes. Moses and Elijah have obviously received their resurrection bodies and would therefore be counted …

What Happens When People Die

Death is the separation of man’s spirit or soul from his body. The Greek word for this is ‘thanatos’, meaning “the termination or end of man’s earthly existence.” The Bible teaches that there are two possible destinations for man’s spirit to go to, hell/hades or heaven/paradise. Man cannot move back and forth from one to the other. The destination is …

Jesus’ Death & Resurrection

The resurrection of Jesus is the changing and glorification of His physical body. The Greek word is “Anastasia,” which means to make to stand up or rise up. There are many infallible proofs of the resurrection of Jesus recorded in the scriptures. Did Jesus Really Die? Numerous religious and political motives caused the Jews and Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate, to …

Laying-on of Hands: Part 2

When we lay hands on people, our hands become like an electric conduit that is plugged into God. We are imparting something of God’s work on people. Because laying-on of hands is always outward focused and working toward building the next generation, it is important to stay connected to God. Areas of Impartation: 6. To Impart Spiritual Gifts Prophecy in …

Laying-on of Hands: Part 1

In the Old Testament (OT), the laying on of hands was a cultural practice signifying transference of power or guilt, blessing, inheritance, honor, authority and leadership. In the New Testament (NT), the laying on of hands was a function of impartation, identification, confirmation, ministration of blessing and commissioning for ministry. This 2-part study will look at eight areas of impartation. …

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

The main evidence that someone is being filled with the Holy Spirit is a demonstration of power for ministry in some kind of vocal way. This includes speaking in other tongues, prophecy, singing, preaching, proclaiming, or speaking boldly. Being filled with the Holy Spirit is an experience that is continuous. It’s a lifestyle! The Father fills us with His Holy …

Baptism in the Bible

When we look at the scriptures, we see that repentance and faith in Jesus saves a person, and water baptism is a public declaration of our faith in Him, following closely after salvation. In the New Testament, the Greek word for baptism was a common everyday word meaning dipping, plunging, or immersing in water. In the New Testament, the Greek …

Examples of Faith

Abraham – “Father of Faith” The bible refers to Abraham as the “Father of Faith.” He received a promise from God that he would be the father of many nations, yet despite the fact that it looked impossible for him and his wife to have children, he chose to believe God would honor His promise. Abraham is a great example …

The Fruit of Repentance

When we try to have faith in God without turning away from sin, it ends in hypocrisy. When we try to remove sin without turning to God in faith, it ends in failure, despair and legalism. Repentance is the preparation of our hearts for God. God must first clear away all the debris and dead works before He can plant …

Repentance

Repentance is a change of mind followed by a change of action. It involves a decision of the will (with or without emotions) to change direction from going our own way, to going God’s way. The First Foundation Stone Why Repent? What Causes Repentance? Who draws us? What leads us to repentance? Steps of Repentance Read about the Lost Son …

Foundation Truths (Part 2)

The author of Hebrews found the people to be immature because of a lack of disciplined study. Instead of being able to teach others, they needed to have someone teach them the first principles of Christian living again. They had never been properly taught, planted or given a solid foundation. Here the author actually tells us what the first principles …

Foundation Truths (Part 1)

When a building is being built, it is the foundation that holds the weight of the whole structure. So, the taller the building, the deeper the foundations need to be. And so it is when we build our lives on a strong foundation (God’s Word), the deeper we dig, the more weight we will be able to support. Therefore, the …