I’ve fallen and can’t get up!

Many times it is temping to read a chapter or passage of Scripture dealing with possible punishment and immediately assume that we could also be in-line for the same fate.  But it is so vital to interpret the Bible in a manner that takes into consideration the Authors intent (not intentionality….sorry.  A pet peeve of mine) the audiences understanding of what the Author was trying to communicate and of course the cultural events surrounding the Epistle. Let’s look at why Paul’s warning in 1 Corinthians is not something that we, 2000 years later, are liable to face.  That’s Good news indeed! Just click on the colored link below.

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Waiting on the past to happen…

Time for another 10 minute lesson of why we have the Victory Now!  A short passage from Paul describing things that were to soon take place and were already taking place in the first century.  Paul even calls on the prophets of the Old Covenant and places their future prophecies in his day…not ours!   So we benefit from what they endured.  That’s Good News! Just click the colored link under this.

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101 Time Statements about the 2nd Coming. Past or future?

Some struggle with trying to decipher the “times” we live in.  While many Millennials are checking out of Church, because they have been told repeatedly by this culture that they are the “terminal generation”, there is a wonderful message of hope and a future out there but being buried by the doom and gloom false prophets.

American Church leadership promotes an apocalyptic false message designed to sell more DVD’s and books. If we looked through a different lens, we would easily see the truth.  Here are 101 verses that explain that when Jesus and Disciples, along with the various writers of Scripture, discussed the “time of the end” it wasn’t the “end of the world” but rather the soon coming end of the first covenant. Replaced with the New Covenant that we now live under.  Now that’s Good News!

I did not create this or do the research, I came across this and freely share it.

101 time statements

How can we really ‘know’ the Lord?

Know-the-lord-hebrews-8  Sometimes we all struggle to be understood and whether God understands us.  If Jesus also felt that same frustration when he encountered the religious people of his day and even His own Disciples.

John 14:9  Jesus said to Philip, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip?..”    John 8:19  Then they said to Him, Where is your father? Jesus answered, You neither know Me, nor My Father. If you had known Me, then you also would have known My Father.

It is the promise we received that we can finally “know” the Lord in a manner never before experienced.  The following study is reveals that Scripture was fulfilled fully when it comes to to Knowing the Lord”.    Thanks for visiting and enjoy. Just click the colored link below.

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Eenie Meenie Miney Moe. (let me pick and choose…)

I remember playing that game and being able to count the kids and know who I would be choosing before I ever started.  The same game is played by believers who look at a passage of Scripture and want to claim certain verses for the past or present yet argue other promises are to be realized in the future.

Isaiah 11 fulfillment

Howdy!

Welcome to my blog!   My name is TJ Smith and I created this to share my interpretations of various topics pertaining to the Bible and the American Church culture.  Most of it is positive as I like to encourage fellow believers to realize what Yeshua fully accomplished during that century He walked on earth.  The mainstream Church has missed a large portion of this wonderful victory by looking for future fulfillment of blessings they already possess.

I have studied Eschatology (end times theology) for more than 30 years and that is typically my focus.  I have written numerous papers on subjects pertaining to the Second Coming and the Book Of Revelation, which I have posted on this blog.  I was honored to write commentaries for eight books of a new Bible Translation in 2012, entitled “The Kingdom Bible” available here: The Kingdom Bible

I have written a book titled “Kingdom Come: Messiah’s Methodical Manifesto Hidden In the Parables”.  My wife and I have served as Worship Leaders (writing our own worship songs) and Home Group facilitators, as well as developing and teaching a Bible Interpretation Class.  We currently reside in Texas and my wife (Maria) has just completed her 5th Christian Album as part of her duo Grace Compass a women’s music ministry that incorporates original music into worship all across the State.  We have four grown children and one very cute grandson.

My goal is to unveil the entire truth of Christ’s gift, Gospel and Victory and help others live a more stress-free life.  I also enjoy taking commonly misinterpreted Biblical passages (and there are plenty) and unraveling them for people to understand.  We love grilling thick steaks, walking our neighborhood for exercise, recording in our studio, studying Scripture, watching Rockumentaries,  President Trump, Fulfilled Covenant Theology, the NFL and our Grandson!   So feel free to click on some links below and see if anything piques your interests.