The Blindness Of The Pharisees

50Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus earlier and who was one of their own number, asked, 51“Does our law condemn a man without first hearing him to find out what he has been doing?”

52They replied, “Are you from Galilee, too? Look into it, and you will find that a prophet does not come out of Galilee.”

John 7:50-52

So let’s take a look at what DOES come out of Galilee, according to Isaiah:

1Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan—

2The people walking in darkness

have seen a great light;

on those living in the land of deep darkness

a light has dawned.

3You have enlarged the nation

and increased their joy;

they rejoice before you

as people rejoice at the harvest,

as warriors rejoice

when dividing the plunder.

4For as in the day of Midian’s defeat,

you have shattered

the yoke that burdens them,

the bar across their shoulders,

the rod of their oppressor.

5Every warrior’s boot used in battle

and every garment rolled in blood

will be destined for burning,

will be fuel for the fire.

6For to us a child is born,

to us a son is given,

and the government will be on his shoulders.

And he will be called

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

7Of the greatness of his government and peace

there will be no end.

He will reign on David’s throne

and over his kingdom,

establishing and upholding it

with justice and righteousness

from that time on and forever.

The zeal of the Lord Almighty

will accomplish this.

Isaiah 9:1-7

Reporting On A Miracle

My grandfather’s health took a turn for the worse a few weeks ago. Last weekend they did an EEG and declared him brain dead, which they suspected a couple of days earlier. The next day, they disconnected him…and he began breathing on his own. He woke up the day after, was alert, and since then has recovered his speech and ability to swallow.

Praise God!

An Impression From The Lord

I had a distinct impression from the Lord this morning at church. And my pastor said people have been telling him similar for the past few weeks:

We’ve been praying for the Holy Spirit to come in the midst of a drought. And the moment that we’re in, right now, is that a fist sized cloud has appeared above the horizon, and as sure as the Elijah story, the Holy Spirit is getting ready to drench us.