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The Five Witnesses (4) – The Scriptures

You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life. I do not receive honor from men. But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you. I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will…

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Gathering The Nations

10 In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious. 11 In that day the Lord will extend his hand yet a second time to recover the remnant that remains of his people, from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the coastlands of the sea. 12 He will raise a signal for…

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The Nature of Christ’s Kingdom

6 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. 7 The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8 The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on…

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The Reign of the Christ

1 There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. 2 And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. 3 And his delight shall be in the fear of the LORD. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what…

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Not All Christians Are Christians

In that day the remnant of Israel and the survivors of the house of Jacob will no more lean on him who struck them, but will lean on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God. For though your people Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will return. (Isaiah 10:20–22 ESV) Isaiah declares a remnant will come about in the future. Verses…

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The Five Witnesses (3) – God the Father

The third witness Jesus mentioned to the Jews, who were testing him, is The Lord God Almighty, The Holy Father. Isn't it interesting that he tells them quite directly that they have never seen God the Father and had never heard His voice "at any time?" I can almost hear them thinking the equivalent of “You idiot, don’t you know the history of the exodus?” That meant they were completely deaf. They were spiritually dead on arrival, completely clueless, without knowledge and…

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The Five Witnesses (2) – the Works

“But I have a greater witness than John’s; for the works which the Father has given Me to finish—the very works that I do—bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me.” (John 5:36) Notice that it appears that Jesus did not appeal only to the works that he had done to this point. He spoke specifically of the “works the Father has given me to finish – the very works that I do – bear witness of me.”…

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God’s Covenant Promises Fulfilled In Solomon (3)

In this final post, we will examine the implications of the covenant promises being fulfilled in Solomon. Please read the previous two posts on this topic. In summary, we noted that 1 Kings 3-11 is showing God fulfilling the promises made to David as recorded in 2 Samuel 7:12-16. However, when Solomon's heart is lead away from God, we see the promises and blessings of God receding, just as God predicted in 2 Samuel 7:14, "When he commits iniquity, I will…

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The Five Witnesses (1) – the Messenger

While he was working through his earthly ministry, Jesus said that there were present witnesses as to his identity. He had intimated that the evidence itself was enough for anyone including his disciples to sort out who he was and where he had come from (Matthew 16: 13-20). But as if that was not sufficient he listed more and offered infallible logic to proof text his remarks. The Apostle John recorded that there were other witnesses. In John five Jesus…

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God’s Covenant Promises Fulfilled In Solomon (2)

In the last post we examined the covenantal promises God made to Abraham and David. Please refresh your memory about those before moving forward in reading this post. Now we are going to examine how 1 Kings 1-11 describes those promises made to Abraham and David being fulfilled in the days of Solomon. Notice the points of comparison: First Comparison: And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people, too many to…

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