Entries by Joe Walker

WHO TOLD YOU THAT YOU WERE NAKED? Genesis 3

THERE’S NOTHING WORSE FOR A LIAR THAN TO BE INTERROGATED Those who love the truth, other people, and humility, expose their shame to be covered by mercy, forgiveness and grace. We’ve all seen this tap-dancing and have performed a few moves of our own.Do you remember the look on someone’s face who knows you are lying? […]

POWERFUL RESISTANCE ON THE BATTLE FIELD, 2Tim.1

“Share in afflictions? According to the POWER OF GOD”???Isn’t that a contradiction? Doesn’t the WEAK one experience the pain, and the POWERFUL experience victory, and peace? What is Paul taking about? He’s taking a beating from God’s enemies—literally–and talking about. “…according to the power of God”? As we learned in Romans 1: the gospel is […]

BEWARE OF PIRATES! — TREASURE BANDITS! Colossians 2

“Let no man beguile you of your reward..”. –Colossians 2:18 KJV , “That their hearts [the center of desire and longing] might be COMFORTED, being knit [forced]  together in LOVE [deep family bond], and unto [the collective purpose of this bond is towards] all RICHES of the FULL ASSURANCE of UNDERSTANDING, to the acknowledgement [complete knowledge, […]

The Glorious Sun! No shades please.

They tell us most of the country is vitamin-D deficient and are therefore sick. Yet they insist you need sunscreen to block the greatest natural source of vitamin D–“the sun is now harmful, so you need to buy some cream.” God wants to hurt you, but we got you covered.” 😉 2 Corinthians warns is […]

Don’t put a novice in office.

There is a trend in many churches these days of putting younger people into leadership. I recently visited a fellowship run by young people in their 20’s and early 30’s. Most of them are also new believers. There is a very good reason the Bible says: “A bishop [elder/pastor-teacher] then must be … apt to […]

MANNA: “Surpasses all understanding”

And he humbled [afflict, oppress] thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know [were force fed like a helpless baby. Not food!?]; that he might make thee know that man doth not live [have the activitiy of life]  by bread [grain, earthly] food […]

Manna: I’m Starving! But, what is that?

In the wilderness, the Lord afflicted the souls of the Hebrews through starvation, so that they would learn to look to him daily for food and sustenance. (Deut. 8:3) This was an important event on planet earth going forward in the history of God saving his people. Did you know that the “fat man” may […]

Silence is complicity, and protection is accessory: Judges 19-21

This is a really good summary of this passage. The passage reads like a Blockbuster movie with anticipation, stomach churning horror, amazement, sadness, outrage, revenge, and a measure of redemption. I left out at least a dozen more adjectives. Every teacher must remember the beginning of the book, and do not leave off the ending, […]

THIS IS HEAVY!

“And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. Revelation 5:4 KJV Why was John crying his eyeballs out? Because that book contains the list of those inheriting eternal life. The roll must be called, the names must be read. WORTHY is a […]