Bible Characters

  • The Mystery of Melchizedek

    The Meaning & Importance of Melchizedek Through the centuries, Christians have wondered about the meaning and importance of Melchizedek. Perhaps the Holy Spirit created this spiritual disturbance because the topic of Melchizedek is surprisingly important for Christians living today! For simplicity, I have divided this presentation into three parts: Who was Melchizedek? What Does “The

  • All Ten Virgins Went to Sleep

    Suppose an individual is promoted to the rank of captain in the army and his first assignment as a commanding officer is at a remote outpost located in eastern Afghanistan. He is responsible for thirty-two soldiers (four officers and twenty-eight enlisted men). As commander of the outpost, one of his first concerns is guard duty.

  • Esau and Jacob – Conclusion

    Two issues were presented in last month’s Wake Up Report! that require a short review. First, to appreciate the context of Jacob’s actions, we need to remember that Jacob was about seventy years old when he deceived his father, Isaac. In other words, Jacob’s deception was not a youthful indiscretion. Jacob covered himself with animal

  • The Story of Esau and Jacob

    Part I Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah. (Genesis 25:20) After twenty years of marriage, they still had no children because Rebekah was barren. Distressed and impatient, Isaac prayed and asked the Lord to open Rebekah's womb. The Lord answered Isaac's prayer and Rebekah became pregnant, but her pregnancy was troublesome. It

  • An Amazing Prophetic Sample Who Could Have Done Far Better

    A Time of Apostasy In Israel Samson is often called "the strongest man who ever lived" because he did certain things that are humanly impossible. Consider some of his incredible feats: He killed a lion with his bare hands. (Judges 14:6) He killed a thousand men by himself. (Judges 15:15) He tore down the city