Bible Study and Bible Reading

Bear fruits in keeping with repentance

Posted on March 12, 2015. Filed under: Being Christian, following Jesus Christ, Bible Study and Bible Reading, Exhortation | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Chaff are the leftovers of wheat that are useless; how much chaff can God see in the world today? Let us make sure we are not among the chaff! Let us all “bear good fruit”; for John also preached,

“Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire”.

Bearing good fruit should – indeed, must be – a labour of love for our Lord: before the harvest time occurs. What wonders then follow!

“Bear fruits in keeping with …”

What an incredible impact the preaching of John the Baptist had! We do not realize this at first – but there are clues here and there – look at Acts 18:25 and 19:3. Paul comes across those at Ephesus who knew only the baptism of John– a vast distance from the Jordan.

What stood out in Luke 3 today was the bluntness of John’s message; it was far from being simply an appeal to love your neighbour as yourself – which is the substance of the preaching in many churches today. They had to examine themselves and change their ways and “bear fruits in keeping with repentance” – to put it bluntly, to show they were repentant by actions – not just words.

Many had a certain pride in being children of Abraham – some today feel they can at least say,

‘I have a Bible in my house – and I read it – sometimes’.

John was the one sent to “prepare the way of the Lord” (verse 4) of whom Isaiah (40:3-5) had prophesied. John detailed what the Lord, the Messiah, was to accomplish. What he did not realize, in common with everyone else, was that the Messiah would have to come twice! Only part of what John preached was accomplished by Jesus – the rest awaits the Messiah’s now imminent second coming – and how awesome are the words that apply to that coming!

“His winnowing fork (used in harvesting) is in his hands to clear his threshing floor, and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire” (verse 17).

Chaff are ears of wheat that are useless, they have failed to produce; how much chaff can God see in the world today!!

Let us make sure we are not among the chaff! Let us all “bear good fruit” for John also preached,

“Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire” (verse 9).

Bearing good fruit should – indeed – must be – a labour of love for our Lord – before the harvest time occurs. What wonders then follow!

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Additional reading:

  1. Looking for True Spirituality 5 Fruitage of the Spirit
  2. Bearing fruit
  3. You cannot change anything in your life with intention alone

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  • Members of Church in Bakersfield, California Upset After Receiving Letters Banning Them (sanctifiedchurchrevolution.blogspot.com)
    According to BlackChristianNews.com, in the meantime, Pastor Alfred sent letters out to certain members, banning them from attending, citing “offensive behavior.”

    Possibly, these church members were causing such a disturbance, he could have lost his focus while preaching God’s Word or just felt uncomfortable with them there, especially is they disrespected him.  Of course, we don’t know all the details, but there has to be a reason these church members were no longer allegedly welcomed at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, of Bakersfield California.

  • Challenge Without Condemnation (biblicalpreaching.net)
    People feel the challenge of God’s Word on their lives, but the weight of condemnation is a pressure we aren’t intended to carry.
  • Psalm One (davidartist.wordpress.com)
    How happy the man godless guidance won’t walk,
    He won’t stand with sinners, sit with those who mock.

    But rather the law of the Lord, his delight;
    He meditates in His law both day and night.

  • The Daily Gospel and Readings 19 February 2015 (prayersandmeditations.com)
    If you obey the commandments of the LORD, your God,
    which I enjoin on you today,
    loving him, and walking in his ways,
    and keeping his commandments, statutes and decrees,
    you will live and grow numerous,
    and the LORD, your God,
    will bless you in the land you are entering to occupy.
  • Faith In Action ‘Through Freedom and Fruit’ (mylordmyfriend.com)
    Kindness demonstrates what we need in our own lives, should be extended to all we meet.

    Goodness, we are not good in our own eyes, but we are en-clothed in all He is. Out of His goodness, we will touch many lives.

  • Fruit of the Spirit (Part 2): Joy (defendingcontending.com)
    tears may endure for the night but joy comes in the morning. Don’t give up hope. Everything happens for a purpose to those who love God. He will complete the work He’s begun in you if you will surrender and allow Him to do so.
  • 10 Scriptures for Those Hoping to Find Love (mommadjane.com)
    Just remember that God knows your heart and does want the very best for you.
  • Rejoicing In The Lord (pureglory.net)
    Our health may go, the job disappear, the mortgage be past due, people lie and gossip about us. But the joy of the Lord gives us strength.
  • The Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists (AWAB) Which Appears to Include National Baptist Convention Leaders, Dr. Jerry Young, Dr. Julius Scruggs, and Dr. Frederick Haynes, Respond to Rev. Dwight McKissic, Rev. Randy Vaughn, and the National Bapt (blackchristiannews.com)
    If you have a personal connection or relationship with Dr. Young and Dr. Scruggs, please tell them that they need to hurry up and publicly denounce the invitations to the homosexual ministers, otherwise as the current president and the immediate past president, they will be seen as complicit with it. In addition to that, Dr. Jerry Young should tell Dr. Forrest Harris and the American Baptist College not to have the lesbian minister and the two pro-homosexual pastors as speakers. And that will put an end to this demonic fiasco.
  • Ministry Prep –Lectionary Reflection for Lent 1B (bobcornwall.com)
    Jesus is getting word out – perhaps so that when people start seeing stuff happen whenever Jesus is around they’ll begin to put things together. Jesus has been talking about God’s realm, he’s doing interesting things, including healings and exorcisms, so maybe that hoped for time of deliverance is at hand. Not only that, but he starts his ministry in Galilee – a place far from the center of power, reminding us that God often works first and foremost among those living on the margins. This message will be good news to those who hear and sign on.
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Review of the Christadelphians from some older articles

Posted on November 11, 2014. Filed under: Being Christian, following Jesus Christ, Bible Study and Bible Reading, Christendom and Christianity, Ecclesia, Faith, Jesus Christ Jeshua the Messiah Jahushua, Religion, Suffering | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Having now two new articles giving an overview of who the Christadelphians or Brothers in Christ are, how they came into existence, what they believe and what they do for their belief, it is not bad to remind what is written in the older articles as well.

Please do find:

Our older articles presenting the Christadelphian people, with a brief history, and talking concerning gospel-faith, presenting what Faith is or should be. Faith and works, plus faith moving mountains, bringing people together united in brotherly love according first century patterns with the belief that full authority belongs to God. In those older articles is been looked at God’s design in the creation of the world, God’s instruction about joy and suffering plus God’s promises whereby God’s measure is not our measure.

English: Vic Bondi playing with Articles of Faith

Vic Bondi playing with Articles of Faith (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Perhaps for many it may be that there is God’s non answer God’s promises to us in our suffering may be found, there is Only One God of gods Who is one. In those articles is spoken of hope, God’s hope and our hope, hope for the future and how we may count on God’s salvation and can find answers in the Bible, the infallible word of God about the Kingdom of God what will it be like and how Israel fits in God’s purpose.

In the old articles there can be found a guide to Christadelphian ecclesias and a history of the Christadelphians and how we with our human nature have to be careful not to fall for idolatry or idol worship in the knowledge that there is importuning for suffering hearts and that we are incomplete without the mind of God. Though many may ask “Is God hiding His face when He is seemingly silent” we can tell them that “Jehovah my strength” has given His son Jesus Messiah, and it is this son of manknowing rabboni, Jesus who answers about God’s silence.

In the knowledge we are all fallible we all try to help each other to grow in biblical knowledge and to have everyone learning from suffering, realizing there is life with God, and how we should find meaning of life, where memories are important and we do not have to be afraid of a LuciferSatan or the devil. Though many may find the mission son of God perceived as failure, together the Brothers in Christ see the “Miracles in our time of suffering” and count their blessings, making them to move mountains, daring them to speak of “My faith,” being assured to be under the New Covenant.

Though lots of people may be not sure there exist a god, and have many doubts about sayings around God, the Christadelphians would love to see that others get to know the good reason to believe in the Only One True Divine Creator and would come to see the good reason for nurturing a close relationship with God. The Divine Name of the Creator should sound all over the world. The Christadelphians do know the reasons that Jesus was not God and as such also accept his offering fully. For them Jesus is the true vine by which we all may receive life when we follow the right path.

As an offer in our suffering Christadelphians are happy they may count on the offer of Christ who has become our one mediator between God and man, originating in Mary. For many there seems no future in suffering, but  seeing Jesus, the Christadelphians do belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and that at his return the promises of God will come to fulfilment.

Our relationship with God, Jesus and each-other is one of the main factors binding the brethren all over the world without a central organisation where their way of life, with a patient waiting does not stop them to for a complete submission to God’s Will, helped with the plain necessary food of the gospel. Their preference to only follow the Bible, Word of God, inspired and infallible, makes that there are some important differences with main churches. They do not want to fall for dogmas of man like the trinity but want to keep to Biblical truth. For many people pride is blocking the way to the Truth. True hope can be found in the Bible when the person is willing to give himself to the word of God and placing himself in the Hands of God. Christadelphians bear their hope in the words from God about suffering. They feel already in their daily life the working of the hope.

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Please do find the new articles:

  1. Two new encyclopaedic articles
  2. Who are the Christadelphians
  3. What are Brothers in Christ

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Further of interest:

  1. Looking for True Spirituality 5 Fruitage of the Spirit
  2. Plain necessary food of the gospel
  3. Commit your self to the trustworthy creator
  4. A Living Faith #1 Substance of things hoped for
  5. The Way To Life
  6. Our way of life
  7. Discipleship way of life on the narrow way to everlasting life
  8. There’s no thief like a bad book
  9. WWJD
  10. A Society pleading poverty
  11. Follower of Jesus part of a cult or a Christian
  12. Bloggers for Christ and Bloggers for Peace
  13. Position of the Bible researcher
  14. Perishable non theologians daring to go out to preach
  15. Writers needed to preach to non-believers
  16. Immortality, eternality – onsterfelijkheid, eeuwigheid
  17. Is there an Immortal soul

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  • What Does The Bible Says About Divorce? (prayerupdates.org)
    1. Divorce is not allowed expect perhaps on the ground of adultery
    2. Marriage is till death do us part
    3. All contrary issues in your marital life could be resolved by prayer and fasting.
  • Accept His love (takeaminute.net)
    God reaches toward his people with kindness motivated by deep and everlasting love. He is eager to do the best for them if they will only let him. After many words of warning about sin, this reminder of God’s magnificent love is a breath of fresh air. Rather than thinking of God with dread, look carefully and see him lovingly drawing us toward himself.(Tyndale Study Bible)This is what unbelievers don’t understand – God loves us. Here is an open invitation to accept His love at any time. That invitation is not only for the Israelites, but to all people in the world.
  • Sleepless Sovereign (moretolifetoday.wordpress.com)
    here is so much injustice in our world today. But, God is aware of every violent crime; He sees the poor and the mistreated. He knows about the illness that has taken a loved one away; He knows all about pain and suffering. He sees it all. And He has not abdicated His throne and He has not abandoned His plan to one day set all things right.
  • After the Trumpets (markbyron.typepad.com)
    Gideon was humble when he was a little guy (“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel?”) but was rather nasty when he was the Big Man on the Canaan Campus.
  • Hey Sleepyhead! (frommyheart2u.wordpress.com)
    Our God never sleeps or even takes a nap.
  • Israel-US relations in ‘Crisis’ and are ‘Crumbling’ (acenewsdesk.wordpress.com)
    The Israeli politician had called the top US diplomat “messianic and obsessive” behind closed doors, adding that “the only thing that could save us is Kerry winning a Nobel Peace Prize and leaving us alone.” Ya’alon also infuriated officials in Washington with comments accusing the administration of being weak on Iran and by questioning the US commitment to Israel’s security. That followed reports that Ya’alon had criticized Kerry for being unrealistic and naive in trying to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.
  • Book Review: NKJV Study Bible (nancyisanders.wordpress.com)
    One of the things I appreciate about this Bible is that it refers to Israel as “The Holy Land” on historic maps. I wish all my Bibles had this, especially since Jesus himself referred to the region as Israel in his day. (See Luke 4:25)
  • Who Is Your Leader? (carolynwebbrussell.wordpress.com)
    Our actions and being away from God always have consequences.  Even our secret ways, that no one else knows.  God knows.  There are always consequences for going against God’s will.  For Rehoboam and other kings, war with Egypt was the consequence.

    Who is in your sphere of influence today?  Who leads you?

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Cleanliness and worrying or not about purity

Posted on July 14, 2014. Filed under: Being Christian, following Jesus Christ, Bible Study and Bible Reading, Health, Manners and Association | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One of the subjects spoken of yesterday at the Sunday service was how people let a little friend in their home standing in front of them showing all sorts of pictures and saying or shouting awful words. In case it would be one of the close friends saying such things or showing such naughty pictures objection would be shown straight ahead. But that other one who many can not miss, may ‘blur’ all day, sometimes from early in the morning until late at night.

Today we hear so many people who do find everybody has to take a shower every day, and has to spray deodorant every few hours. People do find they have to go regularly to the sauna or to the wellness centre to cleanse themselves and to keep them fit. Physical cleanliness is all important these days.

But what about the spiritual purity and cleanliness?

Moral cleanliness counts for little. A few years ago when there was some scandal in high places, such as in business practice or politics: then the law was applied. Today those who use others money do not worry they loose it all, whilst they themselves fill their pocket. The white collar criminals are not penalised any more and they feel free to continue their malicious practices.  Respect for other human beings, animals or plants is not shown any more.

In the Old times, the Jews had strict laws to ensure cleanliness; Moses laid these down under God’s direction. In some ways these had become, in the time of Jesus, a ritual they tried to apply in every possible situation. However, the cleanliness fundamentals in these laws were ignored by the world until less than 200 years ago; illness and death were high as a result. Only in the 1850’s did doctors start to learn the need to practice cleanliness and not transfer diseases between patients. However there was one good thing in those days – moral cleanliness was high – a state of things caused by the widespread reading of and respect for the Bible.

How many people still take some time daily to read the Bible? How many are willing to ponder on the Word of God?

How many dare to discuss the Word of God?

In this world we may find several Christians who say they give Christ honour. Perhaps they may do that with lips, but their heart is far from him, and even further from the real God. There may also be still a few who still go every Sunday to their church for Sunday mass or Sunday service.  Is their worship to any purpose? In many of the churches today, like a few and many years ago, we can see that not so much time is given to the Word of God, but more attention is given to their teaching the rules of men.

Today there are still people who come near to God with their mouths, and give honour to Him with their lips, but their heart is far from The Elohim Hashem Jehovah. In case they show some fear, this is also many times not real but false, a rule given them by the teaching of men.

” (13)  And יהוה (Jehovah) says, “Because this people has drawn near with its mouth, and with its lips they have esteemed Me, and it has kept its heart far from Me, and their fear of Me has become a command of men that is taught{1}! {Footnote: 1Mt. 15:8-9, Mk. 7:6-7}. (Isaiah 29:13 The Scriptures 1998+)

English: Jesus disputes with the Pharisees. Fr...

Jesus disputes with the Pharisees. French School. In the Bowyer Bible in Bolton Museum, England. Print 3861. From “An Illustrated Commentary on the Gospel of Mark” by Phillip Medhurst. Section Q. disputes with the establishment. Mark 10:2-12, 11:27-33, 12:13-27, 12:35-37. http://pdfcast.org/pdf/an-illustrated-commentary-by-phillip-medhurst-on-the-gospel-of-mark-section-q-to-r (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jesus referred to this writing in Isaiah when he spoke about the tradition of the Elders and about external washing that could not keep the Pharisees (or anyone else) spiritually clean.

Jesus scolded the leaders:

” (7)  “Hypocrites! Yeshayahu rightly prophesied about you, saying,  (8)  ‘This people draw near to Me with their mouth, and respect Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.  (9)  ‘But in vain do they worship Me, teaching as teachings the commands of men.’ ”{1} {Footnote: 1Isa. 29:13, Mk. 7:7, 2 Ki. 17:19.} (Matthew 15:7-9 The Scriptures 1998+)

English: An etching by Jan Luyken illustrating...

An etching by Jan Luyken illustrating Matthew 15:13-14 in the Bowyer Bible, Bolton, England. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We should remember how God told His people the importance to listen to Him, to take His words at heart, but also to be careful what would go out of their heart and their mouth. Jesus remembers them what goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean’, but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him ‘unclean’.

Today we live in a world where we can see that this people’s heart is waxed gross, their heart is callous, and their ears are dull of hearing, whilst they have shut their eyes. Their eyes they have closed; lest, haply they should perceive with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should turn again, so that they could be healed, knowing that salvation of God is sent to the Gentiles.

” (26)  saying, ‘Go to this people and say, “Hearing you shall hear but by no means understand, and seeing you shall see but by no means perceive,  (27)  for the heart of this people has become thickened, and with their ears they heard heavily, and they have closed their eyes, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn back, and I should heal them.” ’{1} {Footnote: 1See Mt. 13:15}.  (28)  “Therefore let it be known to you that the deliverance of Elohim has been sent to the gentiles, and they shall hear!”” (Acts 28:26-28 The Scriptures 1998+)

Jesus summoned the crowd and told a parable (Matthew 15:11) about how defilement is caused by what comes out of human mouths. This caused Peter to say, “explain the parable to us” and Jesus replies,

” (17)  “Do you not understand that whatever enters into the mouth goes into the stomach, and is cast out in the sewer?  (18)  “But what comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and these defile the man.  (19)  “For out of the heart come forth wicked reasonings, murders, adulteries, whorings, thefts, false witnessings, slanders.  (20)  “These defile the man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man.”” (Matthew 15:17-20 The Scriptures 1998+)

The world is full of defilement today; indeed, it is often highlighted in movies and TV shows. The ‘close friend’ being allowed to bring what ever it wants in the living room of many, is the television and for many also the laptop or computer with so much to read and to see on the internet.  It is remarkable that so many “enjoy” being defiled in this way.
We will soon read in Jeremiah how the people of his day were morally defiled and which God caused him to condemn in the strongest words and forecast the collapse of the nation.

In the Christadelphian Bible Education Centre there was an occasion when the Christadelphians encouraged a 16 year old lass waiting for the adjoining shop to open to come and join us in reading the Bible. They came across the word ‘adultery’ and she asked what it meant! She had never heard the word! Her ignorance is symbolic of the spiritual darkness that is stifling our world!

Let us absorb God’s words into our hearts as an “injection” to help prevent our defilement.

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  • Daily Bible Verse: Matthew 15:1-20 (planetsellas.wordpress.com)
    why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?
  • Today’s Sabbath Message / Cut Down Without Ever Given A Chance (owprince.wordpress.com)
    The Bible teaches us that we can judge a tree by the fruit it bears. The Bible was not talking about trees. It is speaking of people.
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    We as children of God need to learn to look deep into the root of a tree before determining that the tree is rotten and is of no worth and is therefore eligible for chopping down. We should not rush to judgment before we try to show nurturing love and caring compassion toward that tree; giving it every opportunity to thrive and produce. (Ref. 1 Samuel 16:7)
  • Which of the moral rules in the Old Testament are still binding on Christians? (winteryknight.wordpress.com)
    Only God’s moral law is applicable to us today. The ceremonial and judicial laws of ancient Israel are not. Galatians 2:1-3; 5:1-11; 6:11-16; 1 Corinthians 7:17-20; Colossians 2:8-12; Phillipians 3:1-3 all indicate that the covenant of circumcision has now been done away with. What counts now is, in a manner of speaking, a circumcision of heart — which takes the form of faith in Christ and repentance from our sin.I think his argument squares with Jesus’ constant dismissing of ceremonial laws and customs, and his focus instead on moral obligations.
  • 07.04.14 What defiles a man (bfaithfullyfit.wordpress.com)
    We all need to make a conscious effort to take note of what we say before we say it. Our actions represent The Lord, but so do our words. Are our words kind and gentle? Do they build others up rather than tear them down? Do they reflect biblical truth and align with our actions and with God’s will? Often times, those words will quickly tear down a person’s morale and sense of being more so than a physical beating. Think about it before you speak it.
  • Things That Defile a Man (travismikhailblog.wordpress.com)
    Real defilement is spiritual and moral, not ceremonial. The scribes and Pharisees unduly emphasized external ceremonies and compromised the true spirit of Israel’s religion. Real defilement stems from evil intentions within and is manifest through sinful deeds (5:28). Jesus stresses the need for inner purity of heart, not ritual purity of the body (CCC 2517).
  • Grandmom’s Bible, #1 (stomson2001.wordpress.com)
    There are many things that are assumed to be spiritually true and Biblical, yet in reality they are no where to be found in the Word of God and they are actually unscriptural.
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    ”Cleanliness is Godliness.”   It is a well known fact that some misguided people attempt to wash sin from their lives through prolonged showers and baths.  This strategy, of course, does not work.  Good hygiene and cleanliness is a positive attribute, especially when in a car pool or one who has limited office space and works with a lot of people in close quarters.  However, immoral pagans can be clean as a whistle while some blessed saint can lack the knowledge and follow through of good hygiene.
  • Clean Hands, Dirty Heart – Summer with the Savior- Day 5 (jayopsisdevos.wordpress.com)
    My grandmother used to say, ‘If you look hard enough, you will always find the bad in men.” And these Pharisees see a problem…. the disciples of Jesus were not trained in the ceremonial washing that the oral law has prescribed… the number of times And the technique.
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    There is a gospel road of living that sits in between 2 ditches of legalism and licentiousness.
  • Evangelical Alliance responds to Simon Peter’s dangerous sermon in Acts 11 (patheos.com)
    the laws of clean and unclean were designed by God and that we must not dare to call anything clean that God has called unclean and who have therefore chosen to be circumcised and to never allow anything impure or unclean to enter their mouths.
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    ‘God has shown me that I should not call anyone profane or unclean’
    I would point to Acts 10:1 – Acts 11:18 as a compelling argument that followers of Christ must not “call anyone profane or unclean.” This story teaches us that appealing to biblical law in order to declare another person or group of people as “profane or unclean” is not legitimate, even if we think we can make a strong case for interpreting the law in this way. The biblical laws regarding circumcision were not ambiguous or optional, yet such clear commandments regarding Other People’s Genitals were not to be allowed to exclude the uncircumcised from being baptized.

  • Worship (revjosuelopez.com)
    I was intrigued by the way the Seraphims praised and worshipped The Lord. These burning angels didn’t burn from a natural fire but from a fire and zeal for The Lord, to worship and praise him. A true worshiper burns with with the desire to give God all the glory and honor and praise! God’s glory filled the temple just as it fills the room and our hearts when we praise him. We are temple of the Holy Spirit. They cried Holy, Holy, Holy in recognition of God’s holiness and had no problem doing so. Have you ever seen how people have a problem opening their mouths to give God the glory and honor and praise? God deserves all the glory and praise yet unlike these celestial beings we hold back from giving God His due. When we praise God we shake the very foundations of the earth, we shake loose the bondage of sin and break the chains that have us bound.
  • Islam teaches cleanliness, so why do so many Muslims smell bad? (rayhano.com)
    Islam teaches cleanliness and consideration for others, yet British and Arab Muslim populations are often a visible example of undesirable, noisy neighbours who do not keep their surroundings or themselves clean, tidy and free of offensive smells. Yes, that is your body odour that all those people around you are turning their heads away from.
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Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #7 Prayer #5 Listening Ear

Posted on July 26, 2013. Filed under: Bible Study and Bible Reading, Faith, Holy Scriptures, Jehovah יהוה YHWH JHVH God Elohim Yahweh Jahweh | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Prayer

Listening Ear

God has given us His Word. In it we can find guidance and examples of communications with the Most High. In it we can see how God is willing to be with those who are willing to follow Him. God showed us the way how we can master ourselves but also how we can come up to Him in times when we are not able to do it on our own. God Himself took care that we have at our disposal one of the most powerful tools. God is willing to give us His Ears and allows us to have access and talk to Him who spoke into existence the heavens and the earth.

Jehovah God His eyes are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry (Psalm 34:15). But our ears should also be open to the Words of God and be willing to listen to His instructions.

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Saint Silas or Saint Silvanus , leading member of the Early Christian community

The Scriptures teach us that God wants us to bring our requests to Him, and we can be confident that He cares and will answer our prayer according to His good purpose and will. In the book of books we can find already very soon in the existence of men that they began to call upon the name of the Creator, whom they considered as their Only One God. In the history of God’s people we find a wrestling Jacob, a Daniel with many questions, who prayed three times a day, and a David who with all his heart called upon his God. On the mountains we can find Moses, Elias (Eliahu or Elijah), Jeshua; in the dungeon Paul and Silas or Saint Silvanus. We find many examples of people who had multitudes of commands, and myriads of promises.

Though we do agree there are also plenty of stories in the Bible of God being silent.
Job experienced His silence. So did Abraham as he planned to sacrifice Isaac. The Bible doesn’t record God talking to Joseph, eleventh son of Jacob, in prison, nor John the Baptist before his beheading. There are more examples of God’s silence than we may be comfortable exploring.
To say that God did not hear them nor did want to answer them would be not doing justice to what happened. The idea that God is not hearing us when we talk to him can be very unsettling. And if we are not careful, we will allow the wrong ideas (evil) to begin to put false thoughts in our minds regarding God’s love for us, God’s ability to answer our prayers, or even God’s existence.

We are told about sacrifices and activities in the temple. We even find that God gave instructions for the places of worship. This teaches us the sacred importance and necessity of prayer. God has made prayer and worship prominent in his Word; therefore we may be sure that it should also play an important role in our life for God.

Job calling upon God, the Most High creator of heaven and earth.

Those characters described in the Bible thought it important to speak to their Greatest Master. They had the desire to be in contact with the Creator of all things and were trusting that He was going to answer them.

We don’t know when the answer will come and He is never obligated to answer our prayer in the way we want it answered. It happened in history that men of God also became anxious. David for example wanted to hear from God straight away. He wanted to hear God’s voice speaking in the midst of his anxiety. He wanted God to reach down and deliver him from his distress there and then. Though when you follow what happened and look how God has everything in control, we can see that David like so many others did not wanted to hear other things than what he had in his head. He was not hearing what he wanted to hear, and he pleaded, “O Lord, how long?”

“My soul is also sore vexed, but Thou, O LORD, how long?” (Psalms 6:3 KJ21)

In verse 8 of the same 6th Psalm, while David is in the midst of his prayer to God, he declares,

“Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.”

David considers his situation as though it is already resolved. In faith, he commands his enemies to leave him because God has heard his prayer. He does not have an answer from God yet, he does not know how God will deliver him yet, but he begins to operate as though he is already delivered. As Albert Barnes writes in his commentary,

“Already David sees his enemies scattered, and his own cause triumphant; and in this exulting feeling he addresses his foes, and commands them to leave him.”

There we can see David had taken the right attitude for prayer and for believe in God. In verse 9 David gives notice that Jehovah has heard his supplication and was confident that God was going to receive his prayer. There we see, having the right attitude in prayer, David is no longer pleading and wondering if God is hearing his prayers. He is affirming that God has heard his prayers. Charles Spurgeon wrote in his Treasury of David,

The Penance of David, Psalm 51

The Penance of David, Psalm 51 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“This Psalm is readily divided into two parts. First, there is the Psalmist‘s plea in his great distress, reaching from the first to the end of the seventh verse. Then you have, from the eighth to the end, quite a different theme. The Psalmist has changed his note. He leaves the minor key, and betakes himself to sublimer strains. He tunes his note to the high key of confidence, and declares that God hath heard his prayer, and hath delivered him out of all his troubles.”

David the son of Jesse, the man after God’s own heart, had come ‘with his heart and soul’ to God and as a man of prayer had found faith in it. The prayer had awakened him and come to trust in his beloved God, like we also should give ourselves to God, trying to capture His attention, but allowing everything in His Hands.

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Preceding article: Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #6 Prayer #4 Attitude

To be continued with: Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #8 Prayer #6 Communication and manifestation

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Vertrouwen, Geloof, Roepen en Toeschrijving aan Jehovah #7 Gebed #5 Luisterend Oor

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Additional literature:

  1. Some one or something to fear #6 Faith in the Most High
  2. God of gods
  3. A god between many gods
  4. The Divine name of the Creator
  5. Hashem השם, Hebrew for “the Name”
  6. God Helper and Deliverer
  7. Lord or Yahuwah, Yeshua or Yahushua
  8. Jehovah Yahweh Gods Name
  9. I Will Cause Your Name To Be Remembered
  10. Gods hope and our hope
  11. Gods promises
  12. Gods salvation
  13. Gods measure not our measure
  14. Gods non answer
  15. Trusting, Faith, calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #2 Calling upon the Name of God
  16. Trusting, Faith, calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #3 Voice of God #1 Creator and His Prophets
  17. Trusting, Faith, calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #3 Voice of God #2 Instructions and Laws
  18. Trusting, Faith, calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #3 Voice of God #3 A voice to be taken Seriously
  19. Trusting, Faith, calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #3 Voice of God #5 To meditate and Transform
  20. Trusting, Faith, calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #3 Voice of God #6 Words to feed and communicate
  21. Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #4 Transitoriness #1 Prosperity
  22. Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #4 Transitoriness #2 Purity
  23. Bible Word of God, inspired and infallible
  24. Bible a guide – Bijbel als gids
  25. Creator and Blogger God 5 Things to tell
  26. Creator and Blogger God 6 For His people
  27. Creator and Blogger God 7 A Blog of a Book 1 Believing the Blogger
  28. Salvation, trust and action in Jesus #3 as a Christian
  29. Missional hermeneutics 5/5
  30. No prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation
  31. Materialism, would be life, and aspirations
  32. Wishing to do the will of God
  33. A Bible Falling Apart Belongs to Someone who isn’t
  34. A Living Faith #5 Perseverance
  35. A Living Faith #6 Sacrifice
  36. A Living Faith #7 Prayer
  37. Prayer, important aspect in our life
  38. Worship and worshipping
  39. Prophets making excuses
  40. Fragments from the Book of Job #5: chapters 32-37
  41. Fragments from the Book of Job #6: chapters 38-42
  42. Fragments from the Book of Job #7 Epilogue
  43. Disappointed with God
  44. Does God hear prayer?
  45. Does God answer prayer?
  46. God doesn’t call the qualified
  47. Walking alone?
  48. Sometimes we pray and pray and it seems like nothing happens.
  49. Genuine prayer
  50. People who know how to pray to move God to take hold of our affairs in a mighty way
  51. Prayer has the power to change mountains into highways
  52. If you think you’re too small to be effective
  53. Give your worries to God
  54. Prayer has comforted us in sorrow
  55. Singing gift from God
  56. Prayer request opportunity
  57. Call for prayer to help with unity crisis
  58. Communion and day of worship
  59. Prayer for the day
  60. Work with joy and pray with love
  61. If you do pray you shall not be disappointed
  62. If we, in our prosperity, neglect religious instruction and authority
  63. Quit griping about your church
  64. Try driving forward instead of backwards
  65. Preventing us from going window-shopping in prayer
  66. He who kneels before God can stand before anyone!
  67. Aim High: Examples of Godly Characters to follow
  68. Change
  69. Free to be quiet

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Further reading from other believers and some witnessing:

  1. Proof of The Bible’s Divine Inspiration
  2. Jehovah’s Plagues on Christendom
  3. Prayer—What About?
  4. Our Prayers
  5. A Child’s Prayer
  6. Why Do Some Prayers Go Unanswered?
  7. What Are Two Reasons Why God Rejects Some Prayers?
  8. Prayers That Are Heard by God
  9. My Prayer Was Answered
  10. An Amazing Experience
  11. We Have the Best Home
  12. What Does the Bible Say About Free Will? Is God in Control?

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  • Who Is Listening to Your Prayers? (pastorbenk.com)
    Who is listening to your prayers today? It is the Lord, Jehovah the God who has entered into a covenant relationship with His People. This vivid word picture brings home the intimacy of God’s relationship with His people through Christ who is our righteousness. It is the Lord who cares about the way we live and our relationship with Him who answers our prayers.
  • Happy Father’s Day My Eternal Father (christinebrooksmartin.wordpress.com)
    When you enter into God’s presence through prayer, you are establishing an eternal covenant with Him. You can enter into a dwelling place where you find His virtue, the Lord your provider. In addition to your natural needs, He will provide you with spiritual food–your daily bread. He will provide His sincere milk and He will provide the strong meat. Your eternal, necessary food is all in the form of the Word and for your spiritual age (level of spiritual maturity).
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    In the dwelling place of His presence, God reveals himself as Jehovah-Rohi, the Lord my shepherd.
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    He will not abandon or forsake your prayers and fellowship of thanksgiving, praise and worship. It will draw a greater measure of His presence, at times so tangible to the natural senses. He is Jehovah-Shammah, the Lord is there.
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    Just as you have a natural closet, you have a spiritual closet with God. This closet is your meeting place into His presence for all manner of prayer. Your armor for prayer and warfare, for supplication, thanksgiving, praise, worship and intercession is found here. In this dwelling place, the Lord is Jehovah-Sabaoth, the Lord of host.
  • The Power of Prayer (insertcatchyblognameheredotcom.wordpress.com)
    Throughout this whole journey with my tumor I have learned so much about the power of prayer. Whether it was learned through prayer of my health or prayer on behalf of others. I have learned to find it so interesting that we are shocked when our prayers are answered.
  • Jehovah’s Works – Great and Wonderful (illustrationstoencourage.wordpress.com)
    Like Moses, Jesus publicly sang God’s praises and prophesied about His victory over all enemies. (Matthew 24:21, 22; 26:30; Luke 19:41-44) Jesus too looked forward to the time when the nations would come in to praise Jehovah, and as the self-sacrificing “Lamb of God,” he laid down his human life to make this possible. (John 1:29; Revelation 7:9; compare Isaiah 2:2-4; Zechariah 8:23.) And just as Moses came to appreciate God’s name, Jehovah, and extol that name, so Jesus made God’s name manifest. (Exodus 6:2, 3; Psalm 90:1, 17; John 17:6) Since Jehovah is loyal, his glorious promises are certain of fulfillment. Surely, then, we are at one with these loyal singers, with the Lamb, and with Moses, in subscribing to the words of the song: “Who will not really fear you, Jehovah, and glorify your name?”
  • Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #6 Prayer #4 Attitude (christadelphians.wordpress.com)
  • Creator and Blogger God 7 A Blog of a Book 1 Believing the Blogger (bijbelvorser.wordpress.com)
  • Creator and Blogger God 6 For His people (bijbelvorser.wordpress.com)
    Jehovah, should be our God, in whom we are willing to trust and give us in His hands. We should allow Him to carry us ‘over the river’, the difficult situations, crossing the river ahead of us. The world has to know He is a consuming fire which can destroy unbelievers or enemies from before us (Deuteronomy 31:3). If we are not careful He will destroy the nations, He will put them under the power of those He want. God established Him a People to himself.
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Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #4 Transitoriness #2 Purity

Posted on March 5, 2013. Filed under: Bible Study and Bible Reading, Holy Scriptures, Jehovah יהוה YHWH JHVH God Elohim Yahweh Jahweh | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the previous chapters we have seen that we are tempted to compare with others in this world. We are easily influenced by others and we come into despair when we hear others brag about their success and their existence without sorrow. In this materialistic world, we see plenty of people who talk highly with praise about their gadgets and who are happy to exhibit their luxury.
The question is whether if we can be satisfied with what we have and if we want to find fulfilment in this life with all what we get, but still have much less than the other like to show.

Our daily Bible reading shows us that we do not need to look for gaudy figures, fops, show-offs, spouts and vain and that we have to make sure not to become jealous. The Word of God should be our greatest treasure which is indispensable in our lives. Scripture shows us that everything is but transitory and that everything is timely and that we can not take anything of it into our grave for our use of in our death. When we die, our life comes to an end and than we are nothing with the earthly treasures. Eventually like everyone will end up to return to dust and ashes. The scriptures counsel us not to worry about the future. Tomorrow will be what it brings and what it will be. The past flies away but we must have knowledge of the past to better understand the present and to look ahead to the future, we do not immediately have an impact on what we have, but sometimes we do have more in the hand than we think.

God gives us the assurance that those who love God and trust in Him should not worry for tomorrow.

Trust, Faith and Prayer

Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #4 Transitoriness

Prosperity and Waiting unto Jehovah God

When we have food and covering, we shall be satisfied with these. But those wishing to be rich fall into trial and a snare, and into many foolish and injurious lusts which plunge men in ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some, by longing for it, have strayed from the belief, and pierced themselves through with many pains. But you, O man of Elohim, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, reverence, belief, love, endurance, meekness. Fight the good fight of the belief, lay hold on everlasting life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession before many witnesses. (1 Timothy 6:8-12 The Scriptures 1998+)

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Headlines posted in street-corner window of newspaper office (Brockton Enterprise), Brockton, Massachusetts, December 1940. – Reproduction from color slide. Photographed by Jack Delano.
source: Library of Congress

“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the congregations and on the corners of the streets, to be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have their reward. (Matthew 6:5 The Scriptures 1998+)

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. “For where your treasure is, there your heart shall be also. “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, all your body shall be enlightened. “But if your eye is evil,1 all your body shall be darkened. If, then, the light that is within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! Footnote: 1This is a Hebidiom – a good eye means to be generous, while an evil eye means to be stingy. “No one is able to serve two masters, for either he shall hate the one and love the other, or else he shall cleave to the one and despise the other. You are not able to serve Elohim and mammon.1 Footnote: 1Personification of wealth. “Because of this I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you shall eat or drink, or about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than the food and the body more than the clothing? “Look at the birds of the heaven, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into storehouses, yet your heavenly Father does feed them. Are you not worth more than they? “And which of you by worrying is able to add one cubit to his life’s span? “So why do you worry about clothing? Note well the lilies of the field, how they grow. They neither toil nor spin, and I say to you that even Shelomoh in all his esteem was not dressed like one of these. “But if Elohim so clothes the grass of the field, which exists today, and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more you, O you of little belief? “Do not worry then, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ “For all these the gentiles seek for. And your heavenly Father knows that you need all these. “But seek first the reign of Elohim, and His righteousness, and all these matters shall be added to you. “Do not, then, worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow shall have its own worries. Each day has enough evil of itself.  (Matthew 6:19-34 The Scriptures 1998+)

Carefree does not mean doing nothing

That does not mean we just have to take everything as it comes along and do nothing. As the Psalmist implores God to remember the purchased congregation and the redeemed inheritance in his dwelling place of Zion, we do well to remember the same thing and rejoice that we have been chosen to be part of this. For us it should be encouraging that even though the heart is ‘deceitful and desperately wicked’ (Jeremiah 17:9) it can still be viewed as ‘pure’ by God when it is cleansed by the Word. We can ask God to be with us and to give His word to edify and cleanse us.

9 How would a young man cleanse his path. To guard it according to Your word? 10 I have sought You with all my heart; Let me not stray from Your commands! 11 I have treasured up Your word in my heart, That I might not sin against You. 12 Blessed are You, O יהוה {Jehovah}! Teach me Your laws. 13 With my lips I have recounted All the right-rulings of Your mouth. 14 I have rejoiced in the way of Your witnesses, As over all riches. 15 I meditate on Your orders, And regard Your ways. 16 I delight {1} myself in Your laws; I do not forget Your word. {Footnote: 1See also vv. 24, 35, 47, 70, 77, 92, 143, 174, Rom. 7:22.} 17 Do good to Your servant, Let me live and I guard Your word. 18 Open my eyes, that I might see Wonders from Your Torah. (Psalms 119:9-18 The Scriptures 1998+)

Tools to stay pure

With God His word in the Holy Scriptures we are given the tools to keep our way pure. By living according to the Word of God, with our whole heart, really willingly to seek the Almighty Elohim Hashem Jehovah, He shall be willing to guide us so that we do not wander from God His commandments. Our daily bible reading should make us to hide Gods Word in our heart as the biggest treasure, that we might not sin against God.

Words

Words (Photo credit: sirwiseowl)

Like the Psalmist we can ask God in what we could call “a prayer” to teach us His statutes. Speaking or praying to God we can declare all the ordinances with our lips of Gods mouth. Reading in His Words we should rejoice in the way of His testimonies, as much as in all riches. Meditating on God His precepts, considering His and not our ways. By taking God His words at hearth we can delight ourselves in His statutes. Several days, year after year reading the Bible shall make that we will not forget God His Word.

When we than try to live according to those Words of God, obeying His instructions, when we do ask Him to open our eyes, that we may see wondrous things out of the Torah, we shall get to see we shall understand more and more the Ruling and Law of God. Therefore it is not bad to ask God not to hide His commandments from you. When your soul is consumed with longing for Gods ordinances at all times, you shall feel Him close to you, because He will not abandon you.

Request not to be ashamed

We can ask the Elohim to take reproach and contempt away from us, when we have kept His statutes because they are our delight, and our counsellors.

When our soul is laid low in the dust we can ask God to revive us according to His Word. Like the Psalmist who declared his ways, and God answered him, Jehovah shall also answer us, who are willing to be near Him.

When our soul is weary with sorrow we can direct our words to the Almighty to strengthen us according to His Word. We can ask Him to keep us from the way of deceit. God grants us His Torah graciously, when we have chosen the way of truth, and are willing to set Jehovah His ordinances before us.

We may be sure that clinging to the statutes of God instead according the ways of the living majority in the world, God will not disappoint those who love Him and are willing to live according to His commandments. We should run in the path of God His commandments, for He is the Only One who can set our heart free.

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People praying at the Cenacle in Jerusalem. – Photo: Alex Polezhaev

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Continues with: Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #4 Transitoriness #3 To please and persevere

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Vertrouwen, Geloof, Roepen en Toeschrijving aan Jehovah #4 Vergankelijkheid #2 Zuiverheid

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Also of interest to read:
  1. Fear not tomorrow. God is already there
  2. Fragments from the Book of Job #4: chapters 27-31
  3. Fragments from the Book of Job #5: chapters 32-37
  4. Fragments from the Book of Job #6: chapters 38-42
  5. Statutes given unto us
  6. Pure Words and Testimonies full of Breath of the Most High
  7. True riches
  8. Observing the commandments and becoming doers of the Word
  9. Wishing to do the will of God
  10. Self inflicted misery #8 Pruning to strengthen us
  11. Good to make sure that you haven’t lost the things money can’t buy
  12. How we think shows through in how we act
  13. It’s not that I’m so smart
  14. Know Who goes with us and don’t try to control life
  15. If you think you’re too small to be effective
  16. Golden rule for understanding in spiritual matters obedience
  17. Does God answer prayer?
  18. Prayer, important aspect in our life
  19. A Living Faith #7 Prayer
  20. Prayer has comforted us in sorrow
  21. If you do pray you shall not be disappointed
  22. Give your tears to God
  23. Sometimes we pray and pray and it seems like nothing happens.
  24. Patience is the ability to count down before blasting off
  25. Prayer has the power to change mountains into highways
  26. Compassion and Discipline
  27. Begin by carrying away small stones to remove a mountain
  28. Change
  29. Try driving forward instead of backwards
  30. Preventing us from going window-shopping in prayer

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Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #4 Transitoriness #1 Prosperity

Posted on February 26, 2013. Filed under: Being Christian, following Jesus Christ, Bible Study and Bible Reading, Holy Scriptures | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #4 Transitoriness

Prosperity and Waiting unto Jehovah God

Prosperity of others

The way that the faithful Psalmist was almost drawn away by reflecting on the prosperity of others and should warn us against lusting after those things which our neighbours have. The Holy Scriptures show us on many occasions how it went with people, who at first to be very prosperous, but by leaving God at the site, their life was not filled with the most important thing. It also had more severe consequences. Not only from the Scriptures we do know that the wicked have always prospered, in a material sense, and always will in this dispensation. In Psalm 73 the writer Asaph (assembler of people), one of David’s choirmasters, has made an analysis of the wicked, and has made a declaration to remain faithful to God in spite of their apparent prosperity and success. The theme is that ancient stumbling block of good men, which Job’s friends could not get over; viz. — the present prosperity of wicked men and the sorrows of the godly. Heathen philosophers have puzzled themselves about this, while to believers it has too often been a temptation.

English: Example of appendix from New World Tr...

Example of appendix from New World Translation of The Holy Scriptures, study edition (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the Old Testament we can find that “Evildoers shall be cut off”; “but those who wait upon the Almighty God, they shall inherit the earth.

9 For evil-doers are cut off; But those who wait on יהוה {Jehovah}, They shall inherit the earth{1}. {Footnote: 1See vv. 11, 22, 29 & 34, Mt. 5:5.} 10 Yet a little while and the wrong is no more; And you shall look on his place, But it is not. 11 But the meek ones shall inherit the earth, And delight themselves in plenty of peace. (Psalms 37:9-11 The Scriptures 1998+)

Daily examination

When we daily examine the Holy Scriptures it is like reading daily in the letters of our most beloved. Reading those most precious letters we shall find that God shows us the way of those general folks, the wicked, and of those who try to make themselves better by listening to the instructions of the Grand Instructor. We, who love God, should find in His Words enough reasons to believe that everything He says shall come true. Therefore we shall not have to worry about those who have it better than us. We should diligently consider their and our place. There shall come a time that we shall search the place of the wicked but will not be able to find them anymore. But we who are branded as the meek shall have the prosperous blessing of the Creator and shall be allowed to inherit the earth; being blessed with lovely things as described in several prophetic writings, promising us the delight and the abundance of peace. As such we may look forward to a different time and are not impressed by the pomposity of the present. We do not clamour to be rich (1 Timothy 6:9). What do we care if the world prospers in its vanity and violence (Proverbs 3:21). They have their reward (Matthew 6:5), and we await ours (Revelation 22:10). We will be happy with what the Lord gives us to make it through each day (Matthew 6:34; 1 Timothy 6:8) until we reach our rest.

“8 but if we have food and clothing, with these we shall be content. 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and hurtful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.” (1 Timothy 6:8-9 RSV)

“My son, keep sound wisdom and discretion; let them not escape from your sight,” (Proverbs 3:21 RSV)

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Cover of “Key to the Holy Scriptures” of Matija Vlacic Ilirik, 2nd edition. – “Ključ svetog pisma” Matije Vlačića Ilirika, drugo izdanje iz 1674. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“”And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.” (Matthew 6:5 RSV)

“”Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.” (Matthew 6:34 RSV)

“And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.” (Revelation 22:10 RSV)

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Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Vertrouwen, Geloof, Roepen en Toeschrijving aan Jehovah #4 Vergankelijkheid #1 Welvaart

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Please do also find:

  1. True riches
  2. God His Reward
  3. Happy who’s delight is only in the law of Jehovah
  4. Faithful to the leastening ear
  5. The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places
  6. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement
  7. Give your worries to God
  8. Finish each day and be done with it
  9. A problem not worth praying about isn’t worth worrying about
  10. Don’t wait to catch a healthy attitude

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Related:

  1. Buried Alive
    How much of ourselves do we give away to the wrong people, the wrong thoughts, the wrong way? When we wake up in the morning are we smiling or are we immediately anticipating the worst? So much of my mind gets buried alive by worry and wondering that often I neither have the strength to tend to the things that make me happy, nor the things that make God happy.
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    How many of us can honestly say the time we spend praying and trusting in God to remedy our situations, outweighs the time we spend worrying about what we are going to do in the midst of them? How many of us actually PRAY.
  2. How to Pray When I’m Worried?
    Praying when we have things on our mind is the best way to know God’s peace and see real change in our circumstances. Yet, when we feel anxious and worried there can be so many things running through our heads it can be really difficult to even know where to start. How to pray when we’re worried and find rest?
  3. How Will You Measure Your Life?
    As a teacher my work is rarely seen by anyone, in fact not even the students that I help and spend hours stressing over get a sense of what I do. At weddings it always the parent who takes the credit for enrolling the children in a good school, and the child’s achievements are always accredited to their hard work, but thats ok I knew that going into this career, the fact is that I’m using my talents as God intended them to be used.
  4. Temptation, Treason, and Good News
    it seems we will have a lifelong battle with temptation.  Sometimes the battle will be frontal assaults such as the not-so-subtle ways Satan tempts Jesus in the desert. The stories of the saints are filled with such descriptions. And maybe that is the way it is for the big fish of spiritual warfare – or maybe Satan has learned a thing or two in the millennium since and as opted for more understated and deft means of persuasion. It seems to me in the battle against temptation, there are no front lines; “this fight ain’t got any rear.” It is a war of attrition with lots of misdirection and psychological warfare.
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    There are six other deadly sins to consider: wrath, greed, sloth, lust, envy, and gluttony. But perhaps there is another one we should add to the list: treason.
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    Temptation’s lure brings us to a moment in time – not just the moment when we sin or turn away from sin – the moment when treason is in the wind.

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Posted on February 17, 2013. Filed under: Bible Study and Bible Reading, Jehovah יהוה YHWH JHVH God Elohim Yahweh Jahweh, Jesus Christ Jeshua the Messiah Jahushua, Life and Death, Suffering | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Trust, Faith and Prayer

Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #3 voice of God

Hearing the Voice in the Holy Scriptures

Words to feed

Continuing reading the Words of God in the Holy Scriptures the Holy Spirit shall feed us. He shall be prepared to come close to us and to answer our questions or prayers. But for being able to hear the Voice of God we do need to take on the right attitude. We must humbly let the Scriptures teach us, reprove us, set things straight for us, and discipline us in righteousness. Jehovah knows what we need, for His thoughts are so much higher than our thoughts. By His inspired Scriptures, He tells us what is beneficial for us so that we may be fully equipped and competent for the good work of witnessing to His name and Kingdom. Paul gives this outstanding advice in the context of describing the “critical times” that come “in the last days”: “All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work.” May all of us survive these critical times by giving heed to this inspired advice! (Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)

The title page to the 1611 first edition of th...

The title page to the 1611 first edition of the Authorized Version Bible. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

6 Seek יהוה {Jehovah} while He is to be found, call on Him while He is near. 7 Let the wrong forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts. Let him return to יהוה {Jehovah}, who has compassion on him, and to our Elohim, for He pardons much. 8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares יהוה {Jehovah}.9  “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. 10 “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from the heavens, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, and give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11 so is My Word that goes forth from My mouth – it does not return to Me empty, but shall do what I please, and shall certainly accomplish what I sent it for. 12 “For with joy you go out, and with peace you are brought in – the mountains and the hills break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field clap the hands. 13 “Instead of the thorn the cypress comes up, and instead of the nettle the myrtle comes up. And it shall be to יהוה {Jehovah} for a name, for an everlasting sign which is not cut off.” (Isaiah 55:6-13 The Scriptures 1998+)

When we read the Bible we can listen to God His Word. By listening to His voice and by sticking to Him we shall be able to get answers and to get full breath of life, for He is your life and the length of your days.

19 “I have called the heavens and the earth as witnesses today against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Therefore you shall choose life, so that you live, both you and your seed, 20 to love יהוה {Jehovah} your Elohim, to obey His voice, and to cling to Him – for He is your life and the length of your days – to dwell in the land which יהוה {Jehovah} swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Yitsḥaq, and to Ya’aqob, to give them.” (Deuteronomy 30:19-20 The Scriptures 1998+)

Great should be our joy and gratitude that we can read and reread, study and restudy, and meditate on these precious truths, for truly “all Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial,” leading on to eternal life either in heaven or on a paradise earth. (John 17:3; Ephesians 1:9-11) Then everything will be ‘holiness to Jehovah.’(Zechariah 14:20; Rev. 4:8.)

Bible part of the free conversation

With the Word of God in the Holy Scriptures Jehovah, the Creator of all things, provided a means to get in conversation with Him. In the Holy Scriptures we are able to find answers to our many questions. It would be wrong just to take the writings as uninspired human penstrokes. We may not simply read words. When we encounter the words on paper in front of us, we should remember that it was the Voice of God who inspired the human writers to put down the Words of God.

We should visualize the situations about which we read, imagining the voices of those who are quoted.

As you read the opening chapters of the Bible, hear Jehovah Himself reveal, step by step, what is done in making the earth fit for man. Listen as He tells that the time has come to bring the first humans into existence. Picture the scene: Adam and Eve rebel, God passes judgment on them and, subsequently, He ousts them from Paradise. (Genesis, chaps. 1-3) Feel a sense of awe when you read that a Voice from heaven identifies Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the beloved, the one sent by God to lay down his life for mankind. (Matthew 3:16, 17) Try to imagine the apostle John’s reaction when he hears Jehovah declare: “Look! I am making all things new.” (Revelation 21:5)

With the 66 books of books God gave the world the Book of Life. We should not for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of our mind. This Book full of instructions and laws shows us the way how to live and how to survive. We should ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure we practice everything written in it. Then we shall get where we’re going; then we shall succeed and find out that our way may be prosperous.

“Do not let this Book of the Torah depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you guard to do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and act wisely. (Joshua 1:8 The Scriptures 1998+)

Coming together to study the Word of God in the Holy Scriptures

Coming together to study the Word of God in the Holy Scriptures

The Biblical contemplation of nature and man starts from and ends in God and is kept alive by the Breath and the Voice of God. The very smallness of man makes the revelation of God in His dealings with him great. For every Christian Jehovah God, should be the only One brilliant Lord of Lord of lords and a household name. We might be a shimmering reflection, visible to every eye upturned from “this dim spot which men call earth.” But we should know that the Creator does find it important that people get to know Him by His Name and would love to see it shine all over the earth as the majestic name in all the earth.

O יהוה {Jehovah}, our Master, how excellent is Your Name in all the earth, You who set Your splendour above the heavens! (Psalms 8:1 The Scriptures 1998+)

5 Let them praise the Name of יהוה {Jehovah}, For He commanded and they were created. 6 And He established them forever and ever, He gave a law and they pass not beyond. 7 Praise יהוה {Jehovah}, from the earth, You great sea creatures and all the depths, 8 Fire and hail, snow and clouds, Stormy wind that does His word, 9 The mountains and all hills, Fruit tree and all cedars, 10 Wild beasts and all cattle, Creeping creatures and flying birds, 11 Sovereigns of the earth and all peoples, Rulers and all judges of the earth, 12 Both young men and maidens, Old men and children. 13 Let them praise the Name of יהוה {Jehovah}, For His Name alone is exalted, His splendour is above the earth and heavens. 14 He also lifts up the horn of His people, The praise of all His kind ones; Of the children of Yisra’ĕl, A people near to Him. Praise Yah! (Psalms 148:5-14 The Scriptures 1998+)

We are best to act wisely by directing our eyes onto the Words of God in the Holy Scriptures. When we allow those Words from God come from the paper into our heart we shall feel that God shall come with us and shall be willing to come to our aid to understand the many words in those Holy books. The more time you spend reading the Bible, the greater will be your satisfaction as you grow in knowledge of God’s will for you. You shall become less frightened because you shall know that God is close to you. You shall not have so many moments to panic. The assurance that God is with you shall make life so much easier. There’s no need to fear for Jehovah is your God when you are willing to accept Him as the Only One God. He shall give you strength. He shall help you. He shall hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.

‘Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not look around, for I am your Elohim. I shall strengthen you, I shall also help you, I shall also uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness.’ (Isaiah 41:10 The Scriptures 1998+)

When you listen to all those words coming from the Most High Powerful God, you shall feel that reading the Bible is as going into a very deep conversation. Such a conversation can also be called a prayer. Going into deep meditation about what is written in the Bible, shall bring you closer to your Creator. Truly, reading God’s Word in this way is a delightful experience!

When you do your Bible reading, take time to ponder the meaning of what you read — what it tells you about Jehovah, how it can influence your life beneficially, and how you can use it to help others.

When your regular reading provides you the help you need to deal wisely with problems, you will feel like the psalmist who said: “Your reminders are wonderful. That is why my soul has observed them.” (Psalm 119:129) You too will rejoice as you discern from the Scriptures principles that help to mould your thinking and your desires in a godly way. It might surprise you that Gods way shall not always be your way, but that when you follow God’s way you shall find it to be the most easiest way. But remember that Jehovah does not think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way He works. God His thoughts are most sublime and His ways our much higher than our ways. Jehovah His Decree should be the most important one to follow for us and should enable us to return or to come closer to the Almighty Elohim Jehovah God.

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6 Seek יהוה {Jehovah}, while He is to be found, call on Him while He is near. 7 Let the wrong forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts. Let him return to יהוה {Jehovah}, who has compassion on him, and to our Elohim, for He pardons much. 8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares יהוה {Jehovah}. 9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. 10 “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from the heavens, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, and give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11 so is My Word that goes forth from My mouth – it does not return to Me empty, but shall do what I please, and shall certainly accomplish what I sent it for. (Isaiah 55:6-11 The Scriptures 1998+)

Continue reading the inspired record, and you will come to know Jehovah as a Majestic and Awe-inspiring Person. You will feel strongly drawn to this One who loves us, deals mercifully with us, helps us if we humbly keep trying to do His will, and shows us how to enjoy success in all that we do.

As we read the Bible, we will sense that Jehovah is coming near to us and that He, as a loving Father, who knows what problems will result when we give in to imperfect fleshly desires, provides moral guidance that shields us from harm and shows us the right way. He does not want us to suffer the terrible consequences that will inevitably come from flouting His high moral standards. Jehovah God is a loving caring Father who wants us to enjoy the best way of life. Our reading of His Word helps us to appreciate more fully what a blessing it is to have him as our God and heavenly Father.

Daily Words of comfort

When we do love God, we shall be prepared to listen to His Wise Words regularly. We do not have to go to theological colleges or to hang out at Sin Saloon, not slinking along Dead-End Road, not going to Smart-Mouth College. Instead you thrill to God’s Word, you chew on Scripture day and night. You would not mind becoming a tree replanted in Eden, bearing fresh fruit every month, Never dropping a leaf, always in blossom. You do not want to be like the common wicked people, who are mere windblown dust.

1 Blessed is the man who shall not walk in the counsel of the wrong, And shall not stand in the path of sinners, And shall not sit in the seat of scoffers, 2 But his delight is in the Torah of יהוה {Jehovah}, And he meditates in His Torah day and night. 3 For he shall be as a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That yields its fruit in its season, And whose leaf does not wither, And whatever he does prospers. 4 The wrong are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind blows away. 5 Therefore the wrong shall not rise in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6 For יהוה {Jehovah}knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wrong comes to naught. (Psalms 1:1-6 The Scriptures 1998+)

Daily Bible reading shall bring Gods Word every day close into our heart and shall feed us as the necessary breast-feeding for the baby. Regular reading and application of what is in God’s Word will enable us to succeed in everything that involves our relationship with Jehovah.

Ecclesia in Brussels hotel

Getting together at the Ecclesia in Brussels hotel to study the Bible and have a service of Breaking of the Bread

Even when we do not see it any more in this world and cannot follow this world we shall find the necessary solution in the readings of the day and will be blessed when we’re at the end of our rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule. Others may call us the poor ones, but we should not mind. We may be the poor in spirit, but knowing our spiritual need, we shall be the ones looking forward to the hope coming true, for God His kingdom may be ours. (Matthew 5:3)

This shall only be true if we are prepared to adjust ourselves to that Word of God. If we adjust our priorities so as to read a portion of the Bible each day, we should think about those words we read, and put them to work in our lives. We should receive the Word with all readiness of mind and search the Scriptures daily to see if those things were and are so. (Acts 17:11)

As the first Christians let us follow their example and also have open minds, recognition of need, searching minds, daily application, and enthusiasm.

“You search the Scriptures, because you think you possess everlasting life in them. And these are the ones that bear witness of Me. (John 5:39 The Scriptures 1998+)

It is never enough to be knowledgeable in the Scriptures in a theoretical sense. The study of God’s Word must lead us to find who is the Messiah and to embrace Christ, with our whole heart and mind. Knowledge by itself is sterile. But intimate, personal experience of Christ brings about deep and lasting changes in our lives, and leads on to the eternal life that may be possessed only through him.

“Scripture is the royal chariot in which Jesus rides, and it is paved with love for the daughters of Jerusalem. The Scriptures are the swaddling bands of the holy child Jesus; unroll them and you find your Saviour. The quintessence of the word of God is Christ” (CHS).

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Trusting, Faith, calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #3 Voice of God #1 Creator and His Prophets

Trusting, Faith, calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #3 Voice of God #2 Instructions and Laws

Trusting, Faith, calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #3 Voice of God #3 A voice to be taken Seriously

Trusting, Faith, calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #3 Voice of God #4 Words in Scripture

Trusting, Faith, calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #3 Voice of God #5 To meditate and Transform

Next: Trusting, Faith, calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #4 Transitoriness

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Vertrouwen, Geloof, Roepen en Toeschrijving aan Jehovah #3 Stem van God #6 Woorden tot voedsel en communicatie

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Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #3 voice of God

Hearing the Voice in the Holy Scriptures

Responding to the Grand Instructor

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Durga Idol – Bandel – Photo: Arpansrkr

In the Holy Scriptures God gave His Words and told people how to behave and how to follow His instructions and how to fulfil His Will. So they should know that God detest those who worship false gods. Jehovah certainly made the dignity of His voice to be heard and made the descending of His Arm to be seen, in the raging of anger and the flame of a devouring fire and cloudburst and rainstorm and hailstones. For because of the voice of Jehovah it was not only Assyria that was struck with terror. God will strike everything what He wants even with a staff. Those responding to the voice of the Grand Instructor will scatter their graven images, viewing them as something disgusting.

And you shall defile the covering of your graven images of silver, and the plating of your moulded images of gold. You shall throw them away as a menstrual cloth and say to them, “Be gone!” (Isaiah 30:22 The Scriptures 1998+)

30 And יהוה {Jehovah} shall cause His excellent voice to be heard, and show the coming down of His arm, with raging wrath and the flame of a consuming fire, with scattering, downpour and hailstones. 31 For through the voice of יהוה {Jehovah} Ashshur is broken down, with a rod He smites. 32 And every passage of the ordained staff which יהוה {Jehovah} lays on him, shall be with tambourines and lyres, when He shall fight with it, battling with a brandishing arm. (Isaiah 30:30-32 The Scriptures 1998+)

The man of God presented to the people the Words God dictated them. Those who heard the prophets could either ignore them or be willing to take in life’s water of truth; the Word of God could offer them the refuge, the security and the blessings. The Most High provided the means that people could find the way to gain the greatest benefit from the inspired Scriptures. The way to find salvation to everlasting life is to study those Scriptures and live by them every day of our lives. We must constantly meditate on God’s Word, with the same prayerful attitude of appreciation as expressed by the psalmist:

11 I remember the deeds of Yah, For I remember Your wonders of old. 12 And I shall meditate on all Your work, And talk of Your deeds. 13 Your way, O Elohim, is in Set-apartness {1}; Who is a great Ěl like Elohim? {Footnote: 1Isa. 35:8}. 14 You are the Ěl who does wonders; You have made known Your strength among the peoples. 15 By Your arm You have redeemed Your people, The sons of Ya’aqob and Yosĕph. Selah. (Psalms 77:11-15 The Scriptures 1998+)

Foundation for meditation and transformation

Meditating on Jehovah’s ‘marvellous doing and activity’ will stir us also to be active in fine works, with everlasting life in view.

The Scriptures should be the very foundation of our daily living because it is God’s Word that can reach us every day. Let us heed the words of Paul who also speaks about the Breath of God, His Words, and tells young Timothy to continue in the things that he had learned and were persuaded to believe, always looking at the intimate connection between God and His written revelation and holding fast to those good things of God.

14 But you, stay in what you have learned and trusted, having known from whom you have learned, 15 and that from a babe you have known the Set-apart Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for deliverance through belief in Messiah יהושע {Jeshua}. 16 All Scripture is breathed by Elohim and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for setting straight, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of Elohim might be fitted, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:14-17 The Scriptures 1998+)

The Scriptures

The Scriptures (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“What more do we want than wisdom in relation to this matter? If the sacred Scriptures are able to make us wise, we need no other instrumentality. The Holy Spirit by the word, without infusing a single idea into it more than it actually and ordinarily contains, and without any collateral influence, teaches us all wisdom and knowledge that is necessary… Why, then, my friends, can we not be content with the means within the grasp of everyone who owns the volume of inspiration? If the ecclesiastical world were content to learn the truth from ‘the Bible alone’, and it honestly desired to obey the Messiah, there would soon be an end to Presbyterian and every other ism, by which ‘Christendom’ as it is called, or ‘anti-Christendom’, as it should be termed, has been for ages desolated” (JT, Apostasy Unveiled).

All of The Scriptures is divinely inspired, not given for our information, but for our transformation.

19 And we have the prophetic word made more certain, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture came to be of one’s own interpretation, 21 for prophecy never came by the desire of man, but men of Elohim spoke, being moved by the Set-apart Spirit. (2 Peter 1:19-21 The Scriptures 1998+)

… remember 2 the words previously spoken by the set-apart prophets, and of the command of the Master and Saviour, spoken by your emissaries, (2 Peter 3:2 The Scriptures 1998+)

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Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #3 voice of God

Hearing the Voice in the Holy Scriptures

We have the opportunity to hear the Voice of Jehovah God. We have His Words in the Holy Scriptures so we can read and hear His Voice which is on the waters; the God of glory thunders; Jehovah above many waters, in power, in majesty. He breaks the strong ones also making them to skip like a calf, like a young wild ox. The voice of Jehovah goes through flames of fire, shakes the wilderness; causes the does to calve, and uncovers the forests; and in His temple all of it is saying, glory! Therefore we, the humble and the mighty, should give to Jehovah glory and strength. We have to give to Jehovah the glory due to His name; worship Jehovah in the beauty of holiness. Jehovah sits as king forever on the highest throne and will give strength to His people; Jehovah will bless His people with peace. That is assured in the Writings of the ancestors of Gods people. (Psalms 29:1-11)

Excerpt from Johann Leusden's Latin translatio...

Excerpt from Johann Leusden’s Latin translation of the Bible book of Psalms (1688, Sefer Tehilim Liber Psalmorum, pp. 5, A2). “JEHOVA” is used for transcribing the Tetragrammaton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We should love Jehovah and His Words because He hears our voice and our prayers and according to His judgment He the Life giver, Creator of all things, give us life. (Psalms 116:1; Psalms 119:149)

14 Yah is my strength and song, And He has become my deliverance. 15 The voice of rejoicing and deliverance Is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of יהוה {Jehovah} is doing mightily. 16 The right hand of יהוה {Jehovah} is exalted, The right hand of יהוה {Jehovah} acts mightily. (Psalms 118:14-16 The Scriptures 1998+)

Instructor’s Voice to come to the rescue

Jehovah is ready to come to the rescue of righthearted ones. The Grand Instructor will no longer hide Himself, so He gave His Words to the world and asked the eyes of the people to become eyes seeing their Grand Instructor. For it is He Only, Elohim the Creator, who has no equal as a teacher. Through history Jehovah revealed Himself through His prophets, whose words are recorded in the Bible. (Amos 3:6, 7) Today, when faithful worshipers read the Bible, it is as if God’s fatherly voice is telling them the way to go and urging them to readjust their course of conduct so as to walk in it. Each Christian should listen carefully as Jehovah speaks through the pages of the Bible. Let each one apply himself to Bible reading, for ‘it means his life.’

18 And therefore יהוה {Jehovah} shall wait, to show you favour. And therefore He shall be exalted, to have compassion on you. For יהוה {Jehovah} is an Elohim of right-ruling. Blessed are all those who wait for Him. 19 For the people shall dwell in Tsiyon at Yerushalayim, you shall weep no more. He shall show much favour to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears, He shall answer you. 20 Though יהוה {Jehovah} gave you bread of adversity and water of affliction, your Teacher {1} shall no longer be hidden. But your eyes shall see your Teacher {1}, {Footnote: 1Or teachers. See also Joel 2:23}. 21 and your ears hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the Way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right, or whenever you turn to the left. (Isaiah 30:18-21 The Scriptures 1998+)

6 If a ram’s horn is blown in a city, do the people not tremble? If there is calamity in a city, shall not יהוה {Jehovah} have done it? 7 For the Master יהוה {Jehovah} does no matter unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. 8 A lion has roared! Who is not afraid? The Master יהוה {Jehovah} has spoken! Who would not prophesy? (Amos 3:6-8 The Scriptures 1998+)

46 he said to them, “Set your heart on all the words with which I warn you today, so that you command your children to guard to do all the Words of this Torah. 47 “For it is not a worthless Word for you, because it is your life, and by this Word you prolong your days on the soil which you pass over the Yardĕn to possess.” (Deuteronomy 32:46-47 The Scriptures 1998+)

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Bible (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)

17 Thus said יהוה {Jehovah}, your Redeemer, the Set-apart One of Yisra’ĕl, “I am יהוה {Jehovah} your Elohim, teaching you what is best, leading you by the way you should go. 18 “If only you had listened to My commands! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea. 19 “And your seed would have been like the sand, and the offspring of your inward parts like the grains of sand. His name would not have been cut off nor destroyed from before Me. 20 “Come out of Babel! Flee from the Chaldeans! Declare this with a voice of singing, proclaim it, send it out to the end of the earth! Say, ‘יהוה {Jehovah} has redeemed His servant Ya’aqob!’ ” (Isaiah 48:17-20 The Scriptures 1998+)

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Preceding: Trusting, Faith, calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #3 Voice of God #3 A voice to be taken Seriously

Next: Trusting, Faith, calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #3 Voice of God #5 To meditate and Transform

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Vertrouwen, Geloof, Roepen en Toeschrijving aan Jehovah #3 Stem van God #4 Stem in het Schrift

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  1. I am that I am Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh אהיה אשר אהיה
  2. Jehovah Yahweh Gods Name
  3. The Divine name of the Creator
  4. God about His name “יהוה“
  5. יהוה , YHWH and Love: Four-letter words
  6. Hashem השם, Hebrew for “the Name”
  7. Attributes to God, titles ascribed to Him or Names given to JHWH, the God of gods.
  8. Titles of God beginning with the Aleph in Hebrew
  9. Creator of heaven and earth and everything aroundיהוה The Only One Elohim who creates and gives all
  10. I Will Cause Your Name To Be Remembered
  11. Only One God
  12. God of gods
  13. God is One
  14. Some one or something to fear #1 Many sorts of fear
  15. Some one or something to fear #6 Faith in the Most High
  16. Some one or something to fear #7 Not afraid for Gods Name
  17. Fear of God reason to return to Holy Scriptures
  18. Scripture Word from God
  19. Bible Word from God
  20. Absolute Basics to Reading the Bible
  21. Bible in a nutshell
  22. Bible in the first place #1/3
  23. Bible in the first place #2/3
  24. Bible in the first place #3/3
  25. Comparisson Bible Books in English, Dutch and French
  26. Order of Bible Books – Volgorde Bijbelboeken – Liste des livres de la Bible
  27. Pure Words and Testimonies full of Breath of the Most High
  28. Bible Word of God, inspired and infallible
  29. Finding and Understanding Words and Meanings
  30. Knowing old sayings to understand the Bible
  31. The Bible and names in it
  32. The Bible: God’s Word or pious myth?
  33. Invitation to all who believe
  34. Getting to know the Truth
  35. Why believing the Bible
  36. The Importance Of Scripture
  37. The importance of Reading the Scriptures
  38. Scripture alone Sola Scriptora
  39. Bringing Good News into the world
  40. Unsure about relevance Bible
  41. Childish or reasonable ways
  42. Bible guide
  43. Bible a guide – Bijbel als gids
  44. Possibility to live
  45. Breathing to teach
  46. Power in the life of certain
  47. Appointed to be read
  48. The manager and Word of God
  49. Bible like puddle of water
  50. Lord or Yahuwah, Yeshua or Yahushua
  51. The NIV and the Name of God
  52. Use of /Gebruik van Jehovah or/of Yahweh in Bible Translations/Bijbel vertalingen
  53. Pluralis Majestatis in the Holy Scriptures
  54. Do Christians need to read the Old Testament
  55. The Metaphorical language of the Bible
  56. Another way looking at a language #1 New Year, Books and Words
  57. Another way looking at a language #5 Aramic, Hebrew and Greek
  58. Learn to read the Bible effectively
  59. Statutes given unto us
  60. Accuracy, Word-for-Word Translation Preferred by most Bible Readers
  61. Celebrating the Bible in English
  62. What English Bible do you use?
  63. Dedication and Preaching Effort 400 years after the first King James Version
  64. The Most Reliable English Bible
  65. iPod & Android Bibles
  66. 21st Century Version of the Christian Scripture or Mark Heber Miller Bible
  67. NWT and what other scholars have to say to its critics
  68. Bible Companion now also available on Blackberry phones
  69. Codex Sinaiticus available for perusal on the Web
  70. Cell phone vs. Bible
  71. Of the many books Only the Bible can transform
  72. Chief means by which men are built up
  73. Bible for you and for life
  74. Working on the Bible being like re-wiring an old house
  75. A Bible Falling Apart Belongs to Someone who isn’t
  76. A feast for the Word of God
  77. Determined To Stick With Truth.
  78. For Jehovah is greatly to be praised
  79. Praise the God with His Name
  80. Praise and give thanks to God the Most Highest
  81. The radiance of God’s glory and the counsellor
  82. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name
  83. God’s Light
  84. How to look for and how to handle the Truth
  85. Bric-a-brac of the Bible
  86. The Bible is a today book
  87. Discipleship way of life on the narrow way to everlasting life
  88. Feed Your Faith Daily
  89. Faith and trial
  90. Partakers of the sufferings
  91. Faith a commitment to the promises of Christ and to to the demands of Christ
  92. Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark
  93. Walking in love by faith, not by sight
  94. God receives us on the basis of our faith
  95. Without God no purpose, no goal, no hope
  96. Feed Your Faith Daily
  97. We all are changed into the same image from glory to glory
  98. We will all be changed
  99. Give your tears to God
  100. Worship and worshipping
  101. Holiness and expression of worship coming from inside
  102. Be holy
  103. God make us holy
  104. God is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him
  105. A Living Faith #8 Change
  106. Honesty beginning of holiness
  107. Growth in character
  108. Let us become nothing, and Christ everything
  109. Cleaning up
  110. We all are changed into the same image from glory to glory
  111. Rest thy delight on Jehovah
  112. Rejoice even though bound to grieve
  113. Make a joyful noise unto Yahweh, rejoice, and sing praise unto Jehovah
  114. Prophets making excuses
  115. Man’s plans prevailed by God’s purpose
  116. Blind leading the blind
  117. Listening and Praying to the Father
  118. Just an Ordinary Day
  119. Partakers of the sufferings

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Praise and give thanks to God the Most Highest

Posted on January 8, 2013. Filed under: Bible Quotes, Bible Study and Bible Reading, Jehovah יהוה YHWH JHVH God Elohim Yahweh Jahweh | Tags: , , , , , , |

 

“1  «For the Chief Musician; set to Muth-labben. A Psalm of David.» I will give thanks unto Jehovah with my whole heart; I will show forth all thy marvellous works. 2 I will be glad and exult in thee; I will sing praise to thy name, O thou Most High.” (Psalms 9:1-2 ASV)

“All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; And they shall glorify thy name.” (Psalms 86:9 ASV)

“And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith Jehovah.” (Isaiah 66:23 ASV)

“All they that see me laugh me to scorn: They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, [saying],” (Psalms 22:7 ASV)

“1  «For the Chief Musician. A Song, a Psalm.» Make a joyful noise unto God, all the earth: 2 Sing forth the glory of his name: Make his praise glorious. 3 Say unto God, How terrible are thy works! Through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee. 4 All the earth shall worship thee, And shall sing unto thee; They shall sing to thy name. [[Selah” (Psalms 66:1-4 ASV)

“O praise Jehovah, all ye nations; Laud him, all ye peoples.” (Psalms 117:1 ASV)

“And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations that came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, Jehovah of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.” (Zechariah 14:16 ASV)

“As is thy name, O God, So is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: Thy right hand is full of righteousness.” (Psalms 48:10 ASV)

“And the seventh angel sounded; and there followed great voices in heaven, and they said, The kingdom of the world is become [the kingdom] of our Lord, and of his Christ: and he shall reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 11:15 ASV)

“1  «For the Chief Musician. A Psalm. A Song of David.» Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Zion; And unto thee shall the vow be performed. 2 O thou that hearest prayer, Unto thee shall all flesh come.” (Psalms 65:1-2 ASV)

“The pastures are clothed with flocks; The valleys also are covered over with grain; They shout for joy, they also sing.” (Psalms 65:13 ASV)

“13 I will take the cup of salvation, And call upon the name of Jehovah. 14 I will pay my vows unto Jehovah, Yea, in the presence of all his people. 15 Precious in the sight of Jehovah Is the death of his saints. 16 O Jehovah, truly I am thy servant: I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid; Thou hast loosed my bonds. 17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, And will call upon the name of Jehovah. 18 I will pay my vows unto Jehovah, Yea, in the presence of all his people, 19 In the courts of Jehovah’s house, In the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye Jehovah.” (Psalms 116:13-19 ASV)

“Be thou exalted, O Jehovah, in thy strength: So will we sing and praise thy power.” (Psalms 21:13 ASV)

“1  Not unto us, O Jehovah, not unto us, But unto thy name give glory, For thy lovingkindness, and for thy truth’s sake. 2 Wherefore should the nations say, Where is now their God?” (Psalms 115:1-2 ASV)

“Jehovah is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: Thou maintainest my lot.” (Psalms 16:5 ASV)

“So shall we not go back from thee: Quicken thou us, and we will call upon thy name.” (Psalms 80:18 ASV)

“Oh give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name; Make known among the peoples his doings.” (Psalms 105:1 ASV)

“Say unto God, How terrible are thy works! Through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.” (Psalms 66:3 ASV)

“My mouth shall speak the praise of Jehovah; And let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.” (Psalms 145:21 ASV)

“By terrible things thou wilt answer us in righteousness, Oh God of our salvation, Thou that art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, And of them that are afar off upon the sea:” (Psalms 65:5 ASV)

“1  Praise ye Jehovah. Praise Jehovah, O my soul. 2 While I live will I praise Jehovah: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.” (Psalms 146:1-2 ASV)

“5  Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in Jehovah his God: 6 Who made heaven and earth, The sea, and all that in them is; Who keepeth truth for ever;” (Psalms 146:5-6 ASV)

“8 Jehovah openeth [the eyes of] the blind; Jehovah raiseth up them that are bowed down; Jehovah loveth the righteous; 9 Jehovah preserveth the sojourners; He upholdeth the fatherless and widow; But the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.” (Psalms 146:8-9 ASV)

“1  Praise ye Jehovah; For it is good to sing praises unto our God; For it is pleasant, [and] praise is comely. 2 Jehovah doth build up Jerusalem; He gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. 3 He healeth the broken in heart, And bindeth up their wounds.” (Psalms 147:1-3 ASV)

“11 Jehovah taketh pleasure in them that fear him, In those that hope in his lovingkindness. 12  Praise Jehovah, O Jerusalem; Praise thy God, O Zion. 13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; He hath blessed thy children within thee. 14 He maketh peace in thy borders; He filleth thee with the finest of the wheat. 15 He sendeth out his commandment upon earth; His word runneth very swiftly.” (Psalms 147:11-15 ASV)

“1  Praise ye Jehovah. Praise ye Jehovah from the heavens: Praise him in the heights. 2 Praise ye him, all his angels: Praise ye him, all his host. 3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: Praise him, all ye stars of light. 4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, And ye waters that are above the heavens. 5 Let them praise the name of Jehovah; For he commanded, and they were created. 6 He hath also established them for ever and ever: He hath made a decree which shall not pass away. 7  Praise Jehovah from the earth, Ye sea-monsters, and all deeps.” (Psalms 148:1-7 ASV)

“1  Praise ye Jehovah. Sing unto Jehovah a new song, And his praise in the assembly of the saints. 2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. 3 Let them praise his name in the dance: Let them sing praises unto him with timbrel and harp. 4 For Jehovah taketh pleasure in his people: He will beautify the meek with salvation. 5 Let the saints exult in glory: Let them sing for joy upon their beds. 6  [Let] the high praises of God [be] in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand;” (Psalms 149:1-6 ASV)

“1  Praise ye Jehovah. Praise God in his sanctuary: Praise him in the firmament of his power. 2 Praise him for his mighty acts: Praise him according to his excellent greatness. 3 Praise him with trumpet sound: Praise him with psaltery and harp. 4 Praise him with timbrel and dance: Praise him with stringed instruments and pipe. 5 Praise him with loud cymbals: Praise him with high sounding cymbals. 6 Let everything that hath breath praise Jehovah. Praise ye Jehovah.” (Psalms 150:1-6 ASV)

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Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Prijs en zeg dank tot God de Allerhoogste

 

 

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    “On the last day of an old year, I shall sing of  my Jehovah’s loveI shall testify of His goodness and His wondrous works

    I shall sing of it at all times, because Jehovah is my path to salvation

    May glory, praise, honour and thanksgiving be unto our God in heaven most high

  • Psalms 84 (meanlittleboy2.wordpress.com)
    My soul desired, yea, it hath also been consumed, For the courts of Jehovah, My heart and my flesh cry aloud unto the living God,
  • Your Need, Is His Name (hispresentgrace.wordpress.com)

    Whatever you need god to be, god is.pray and praise the names of the lord!

  • Jehovah – It is not just a name. (thechurchatcarrollton.wordpress.com)
    There is no better way to discover what God is like than to look at His names. Knowing Him is and should be the life long pursuit of every believer and the best way to get to know Him is to read and study what He has said about Himself.
  • Psalms 25 (afellowpartaker.wordpress.com)
    To You, O Jehovah, I lift up my soul.
  • Psalms 121 (meanlittleboy2.wordpress.com)
    My help [is] from Jehovah, maker of heaven and earth,
  • Psalm 139 (theparisreview.org)
    favorite of pro-life people, because it talks about God recognizing us in the womb, taking care of us, and knowing how we’ll turn out.
  • Life in the Aftermath by Sheliethe Goldingbrian Lovey (prayerworkscafe.org)
    Our Jehovah Jireh, our Jehovah Nissi, Our Jehovah Shalom: God of all gods King of all kings, our wheel in the middle of the wheel, our strength and help in ages pass, our strong tower, the one that gives life and take it away, our creator, all-knowing God All powerful, Redeemer, Healer Restorer we praise thee.

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Song of Praise for the Elohim Set-Apart

Posted on January 3, 2013. Filed under: Bible Quotes, Bible Study and Bible Reading, Jehovah יהוה YHWH JHVH God Elohim Yahweh Jahweh, Jesus Christ Jeshua the Messiah Jahushua | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

And one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. See, the Lion of the tribe of Yehuḏah,{1} the Root of Dawiḏ,{2} overcame to open the scroll and to loosen its seven seals.” {Footnotes: 1Heb. 7:14 2Isa. 11:1 & 10. }
(Revelation 5:5 The Scriptures 1998+)

Thus said יהוה, “Hold back your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears, for there is a reward for your work,” declares יהוה, “and they shall return from the land of the enemy.
(Jeremiah 31:16 The Scriptures 1998+)

But יהושע {Jeshua}, turning to them, said, “Daughters of Yerushalayim, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
(Luke 23:28 The Scriptures 1998+)

And in that day there shall be a Root of Yishai, standing as a banner to the people. Unto Him the gentiles1 shall seek, and His rest shall be esteem. Footnote: 1Or nations.
(Isaiah 11:10 The Scriptures 1998+)

“See, the days are coming,” declares יהוה {Jeovah}, “when I shall raise for Dawida Branch {1} of righteousness, and a Sovereign shall reign and act wisely, and shall do right-ruling and righteousness in the earth. {Footnote: 1Or sprout.} “In His days Yehuḏah shall be saved, and Yisra’ĕl dwell safely. And this is His Name whereby He shall be called: ‘יהוה our Righteousness.’
(Jeremiah 23:5-6 The Scriptures 1998+)

concerning His Son, who came of the seed of  Dawiḏ according to the flesh,
(Romans 1:3 The Scriptures 1998+)

and see, a voice out of the heavens, saying, “This is My Son, the Beloved, in whom I did delight.”
(Matthew 3:17 The Scriptures 1998+)

“For Elohim so loved the world that He gave His only brought-forth Son, so that everyone who believes in Him should not perish but possess everlasting life. “For Elohim did not send His Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. “He who believes in Him is not judged, but he who does not believe is judged already, because he has not believed in the Name of the only brought-forth Son of Elohim.
(John 3:16-18 The Scriptures 1998+)

“I, יהושע {Jeshua}, have sent My messenger to witness to you these matters in the assemblies. I am the Root and the Offspring of Dawid {1} the Bright and Morning Star.” {Footnote: 1Isa. 11:1 & 10, Rev. 5:5. }
(Revelation 22:16 The Scriptures 1998+)

Elohim is trustworthy, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, יהושע Messiah our Master.
(1 Corinthians 1:9 The Scriptures 1998+)

By this the love of Elohim was manifested in us, that Elohim has sent His only brought-forth Son into the world, in order that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved Elohim, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be an atoning offering for our sins.
(1 John 4:9-10 The Scriptures 1998+)

that all should value the Son even as they value the Father. He who does not value the Son does not value the Father who sent Him.
(John 5:23 The Scriptures 1998+)

And they sang a renewed song, saying, “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals, because You were slain, and have redeemed us to Elohim by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and made us sovereigns and priests to our Elohim, and we shall reign upon the earth.”{1} {Footnote: 1Dan. 7:18-27. }
(Revelation 5:9-10 The Scriptures 1998+)

10  and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Deliverance belongs to our Elohim who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
11  And all the messengers stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped Elohim,
12  saying, “Amĕn! The blessing, and the esteem, and the wisdom, and the thanksgiving, and the respect, and the power, and the might, to our Elohim forever and ever. Amĕn.”
(Revelation 7:10-12 The Scriptures 1998+)

3  And they sing the song of Mosheh the servant of Elohim, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and marvellous are Your works, יהוה Ěl Shaddai! Righteous and true are Your ways, O Sovereign of the set-apart ones!
4  “Who shall not fear You, O יהוה, and esteem Your Name? Because You alone are kind. Because all nations shall come and worship before You, for Your righteousnesses have been made manifest.”
(Revelation 15:3-4 The Scriptures 1998+)

Praise Yah! Oh, give thanks to יהוה {Jehovah}, For He is good! For His kindness is everlasting.
(Psalms 106:1 The Scriptures 1998+)

In order that they might guard His laws, And watch over His Torot {1}. Praise Yah! {Footnote: 1Torot – plural of Torah – teaching. }
(Psalms 105:45 The Scriptures 1998+)

1  Praise Yah! Praise Ěl in His set-apart place; Praise Him in His mighty expanse!
2  Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
3  Praise Him with the blowing of the ram’s horn; Praise Him with the harp and lyre!
4  Praise Him with tambourine and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
5  Praise Him with sounding cymbals; Praise Him with resounding cymbals!
6  Let all that have breath praise Yah. Praise Yah!
(Psalms 150:1-6 The Scriptures 1998+)

1  Praise Yah! Sing to יהוה a new song, His praise in an assembly of kind ones.
2  Let Yisra’ĕl rejoice in their Maker; Let the children of Tsiyon exult in their Sovereign.
3  Let them praise His Name in a dance; Let them sing praises to Him with the tambourine and lyre.
4  For יהוה takes pleasure in His people; He embellishes the meek ones with deliverance.
(Psalms 149:1-4 The Scriptures 1998+)

2  “Yah is my strength and song, and He has become my deliverance. He is my Ěl, and I praise Him – Elohim of my father, and I exalt Him.
3  “יהוה is a man of battle, יהוה is His Name.
(Exodus 15:2-3 The Scriptures 1998+)

“Who is like You, O יהוה, among the mighty ones? Who is like You, great in set-apartness, awesome in praises, working wonders?
(Exodus 15:11 The Scriptures 1998+)

“The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are right-ruling, An of truth and without unrighteousness, Righteous and straight is He.
(Deuteronomy 32:4 The Scriptures 1998+)

2  יהוה is great in Tsiyon, And He is high above all the peoples.
3  They praise Your Name, great and awesome, It is set-apart.
4  And the strength of the Sovereign Shall love right-ruling; You Yourself shall establish straightness; You shall execute right-ruling And righteousness in Yaʽaqoḇ.
5  Exalt יהוה our Elohim, And bow yourselves at His footstool, He is set-apart.
6  Mosheh and Aharon were among His priests, And Shemu’ĕl was among those calling upon His Name. They called upon יהוה, and He answered them.
7  He spoke to them in the column of cloud; They guarded His witnesses And the law He gave them.
8  You answered them, O יהוה our Elohim. You were a forgiving Ěl to them, Though You took vengeance on their deeds.
9  Exalt יהוה our Elohim, And bow down towards His set-apart mountain; For יהוה our Elohim is set-apart.
(Psalms 99:2-9 The Scriptures 1998+)

“There is no one set-apart like יהוה, for there is no one besides You, and there is no rock like our Elohim.
(1 Samuel 2:2 The Scriptures 1998+)

saying, “We give You thanks, O  יהוה {Jehovah} Ěl Shaddai, the One who is and who was and who is coming, because You have taken Your great power and reigned.
(Revelation 11:17 The Scriptures 1998+)

And I heard another out of the altar saying, “Yes, יהוה Ěl Shaddai, true and righteous are Your judgments.”
(Revelation 16:7 The Scriptures 1998+)

1  Praise Yah! I thank יהוה with all my heart, In the company of the straight, and of the congregation.
2  Great are the works of יהוה, Searched for by all who delight in them.
3  Splendour and greatness are His work, And His righteousness stands forever.
4  He has made His wonders to be remembered; יהוה shows favour and is compassionate.
5  He has given food to those who fear Him; He remembers His covenant forever.
6  He has shown His people the power of His works, To give to them the inheritance of the gentiles.
7  The works of His hands are truth and right-ruling, All His orders are trustworthy,
8  They are upheld forever and ever, Performed in truth and straightness.
9  He sent redemption to His people, He has commanded His covenant forever. Set-apart and awesome is His Name.
10  The fear of יהוה is the beginning of wisdom, All those doing them have a good understanding. His praise is standing forever.
(Psalms 111:1-10 The Scriptures 1998+)

9  For You, יהוה, are the Most High over all the earth, You shall be greatly exalted, over all mighty ones.
10  You who love יהוה, hate evil! He guards the lives of His kind ones, He delivers them out of the hand of the wrong.
11  Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart.
12  Rejoice in יהוה, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His Set-apartness.
(Psalms 97:9-12 The Scriptures 1998+)

And let them know that You, Whose Name is יהוה {Jehovah}, You alone are the Most High over all the earth.
(Psalms 83:18 The Scriptures 1998+)

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Gods heilige Naam Jehovah op de boekrol

Gods heilige Naam Jehovah op de boekrol
Gods holy Name on the scrol

 

 

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Previous articles on this subject:

  1. Contents of the Book of Revelation
  2. The Song of The Lamb #1 Visions, symbols and suggested meanings
  3. The Song of The Lamb #2 Sevens
  4. The Song of The Lamb #3 Daniel and Revelation
  5. The Song of The Lamb #4 Methods of Interpretation
  6. The song of the lamb #5 Revelation 5
  7. The Song of The Lamb #6 Revelation 14
  8. The Song of The Lamb #7 Revelation 15
  9. Kingdom Visions of a Man, Throne and Great crowd
  10. Kingdom Visions of Rainbowed angel, Lamb in Mount Zion
  11. Kingdom Visions of God’s judgements and Marriage of the Lamb
  12. 144 000 following the Lamb
  13. An unblemished and spotless lamb foreknown
  14. Seals, a flying scroll, a statue and blessings
  15. Songs of Moses and the servants of God

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    Today’s most popular translations of The Original Scriptures are riddled with political deception, corruption and pagan gods from 1700 years ago in 321 AD when the “Holy Roman Universal (Catholic) Circe (Church)” was formed by sun-god worshipping Constantine and his pagan bishops! They changed the Scripture enormously, over 66,000 times! Primary Biblical scholars today know of these but are afraid to shake up “the goose laying the golden eggs!”
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    To me the NAME in Hebrew looks like a strong, firm, solid foundation that can hold up to anything.  Also I think the NAME in Hebrew looks like a face (eyes, nose and ear).  YHWH breathed life life into existence, HE sees all and hears the growing of our spirits.YHWH YOU are awesome!!!
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The Song of The Lamb #8 Revelation 15 Lessons for us today

Posted on January 2, 2013. Filed under: Bible Study and Bible Reading, Jehovah יהוה YHWH JHVH God Elohim Yahweh Jahweh, Jesus Christ Jeshua the Messiah Jahushua | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Lessons for us today from the songs of the Lamb:

Revelation is a very difficult book for us to understand. It is a visual and a cartoon which looks at events that are going to lead up to the return of Christ and the Kingdom of God.

It emphasises that Christ is worthy and is our saviour.

Rev 5:5
Weep no more, behold, the Lion of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so He can open the scroll and the seven seals.

The song to the Lamb from the elders:

Rev 5 ; 9-10 – Elders

You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals;
For You who were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood –
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
And have made us kings and priests to our God;
And we shall reign on earth.

There is also the second song which is the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb

Rev 15V; 3-4
“Great and marvellous are  your deeds,
Lord God Almighty.
Just and true are your ways, King of the ages.
Who will not fear you, O Lord, and brings glory to your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come and worship before you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

This should be our song to God.

Steven Robinson

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The Lamb with the Book with Seven Seals

The Lamb with the Book with Seven Seals (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Previous articles on this subject:

  1. Contents of the Book of Revelation
  2. The Song of The Lamb #1 Visions, symbols and suggested meanings
  3. The Song of The Lamb #2 Sevens
  4. The Song of The Lamb #3 Daniel and Revelation
  5. The Song of The Lamb #4 Methods of Interpretation
  6. The song of the lamb #5 Revelation 5
  7. The Song of The Lamb #6 Revelation 14
  8. The Song of The Lamb #7 Revelation 15
  9. Kingdom Visions of a Man, Throne and Great crowd
  10. Kingdom Visions of Rainbowed angel, Lamb in Mount Zion
  11. Kingdom Visions of God’s judgements and Marriage of the Lamb
  12. 144 000 following the Lamb
  13. An unblemished and spotless lamb foreknown
  14. Seals, a flying scroll, a statue and blessings
  15. Songs of Moses and the servants of God

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  • Behold the Lamb (3) (newjerusalem12.wordpress.com)
    The Lamb of God took away the sins of the world by His death. Now, in resurrection, He is still our Redeemer and is also revealed as much more in Revelation.
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    We overcome the accuser “because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of our testimony” (12:10-11).
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    The Rise of Anti-Christ, (Anti-Messiah who opposes the real Messiah) is different from the other nations that ruled the earth. Some believe the Anti-Messiah will serve as a false Messiah for the Jewish People. This is not the case. He is the one world leader who takes over the Jewish Temple and claims himself as God. The Anti-Christ is of Roman origin, the prince of the people who destroyed the city. Daniel 7:24b
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Songs of Moses and the servants of God

Posted on December 31, 2012. Filed under: Bible Quotes, Bible Study and Bible Reading, Jehovah יהוה YHWH JHVH God Elohim Yahweh Jahweh, Jesus Christ Jeshua the Messiah Jahushua | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

 

And the Master said, “Who then is the trustworthy and wise manager, whom his master shall appoint over his household, to give the portion of food in due season? “Blessed is that servant whom his master shall find so doing when he comes. “Truly, I say to you that he shall appoint him over all his possessions.
(Luke 12:42-44 The Scriptures 1998+)

After this I looked and saw a great crowd which no one was able to count, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes, and palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying,
“Deliverance belongs to our Elohim who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
And all the messengers stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped Elohim, saying,
“Amĕn! The blessing, and the esteem, and the wisdom, and the thanksgiving, and the respect, and the power, and the might, to our Elohim forever and ever. Amĕn! And one of the elders responded, saying to me, “Who are these dressed in white robes, and where did they come from?”
And I said to him, “Master, you know.” And he said to me,
“These are those coming out of the great distress, having washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
“Because of this they are before the throne of Elohim, and serve Him day and night in His Dwelling Place. And He who sits on the throne shall spread His Tent over them.
“They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more, neither shall the sun strike them, nor any heat, because the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne shall shepherd them and lead them to fountains of waters of life. And Elohim shall wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
(Revelation 7:9-17 The Scriptures 1998+)

And I saw like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those overcoming the beast and his image and his mark and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, holding harps of Elohim. And they sing the song of Mosheh the servant of Elohim, and the song of the Lamb, saying,
“Great and marvellous are Your works, יהוה {Jehovah} Ěl Shaddai! Righteous and true are Your ways, O Sovereign of the set-apart ones! “Who shall not fear You, O יהוה {Jehovah}, and esteem Your Name? Because You alone are kind. Because all nations shall come and worship before You, for Your righteousnesses have been made manifest.”
And after this I looked and saw the Dwelling Place of the Tent of Witness in the heaven was opened.
(Revelation 15:2-5 The Scriptures 1998+)

And they sang a renewed song, saying, “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals, because You were slain, and have redeemed us to Elohim by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and made us sovereigns and priests to our Elohim, and we shall reign upon the earth.” {1 Footnote: 1Dan. 7:18-27.}
And I looked, and I heard the voice of many messengers around the throne, and the living creatures, and the elders.
And the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice,
“Worthy is the Lamb having been slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and respect and esteem and blessing!”
And every creature which is in the heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying,
“To Him sitting on the throne, and to the Lamb, be the blessing and the respect and the esteem and the might, forever and ever!”
(Revelation 5:9-13 The Scriptures 1998+)

and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Deliverance belongs to our Elohim who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
And all the messengers stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped Elohim,
(Revelation 7:10-11 The Scriptures 1998+)

And they sang a renewed song before the throne, and before the four living creatures, and the elders.
And no one was able to learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth.
(Revelation 14:3 The Scriptures 1998+)

And Mosheh said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the deliverance of יהוה, which He does for you today.
For the Mitsrites whom you see today, you are never, never to see again.
14  “יהוה does fight for you, and you keep still.”
(Exodus 14:13-14 The Scriptures 1998+)

1  Then Mosheh and the children of Yisra’ĕl sang this song to יהוה, and spoke, saying, “I sing to יהוה {Jehovah}, for He is highly exalted! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea! 2  “Yah is my strength and song, and He has become my deliverance. He is my Ěl, and I praise Him – Elohim of my father, and I exalt Him.

3  “יהוה is a man of battle, יהוה is His Name.
4  “He has cast Pharaoh’s chariots and his army into the sea, and his chosen officers are drowned in the Sea of Reeds.
5  “The depths covered them, they went down to the bottom like a stone.
6  “Your right hand, O יהוה, has become great in power. Your right hand, O יהוה, has crushed the enemy.
7  “And in the greatness of Your excellence You pulled down those who rose up against You. You sent forth Your wrath, it consumed them like stubble.
8  “And with the wind of Your nostrils the waters were heaped up, the floods stood like a wall, the depths became stiff in the heart of the sea.
9  “The enemy said, ‘I pursue, I overtake, I divide the spoil, my being is satisfied on them. I draw out my sword, my hand destroys them.’
10  “You did blow with Your wind, the sea covered them, they sank like lead in the mighty waters.
11  “Who is like You, O יהוה, among the mighty ones? Who is like You, great in set-apartness, awesome in praises, working wonders?
12  “You stretched out Your right hand, the earth swallowed them.
13  “In Your kindness You led the people whom You have redeemed, in Your strength You guided them to Your set-apart dwelling.
14  “Peoples heard, they trembled, anguish gripped the inhabitants of Philistia.
15  “Then the chiefs of Eḏom were troubled, the mighty men of Mo’aḇ, trembling grips them, all the inhabitants of Kenaʽan melted.
16  “Fear and dread fell on them, by the greatness of Your arm they are as silent as a stone, until Your people pass over, O יהוה, until the people, whom You have bought, pass over.
17  “You bring them in and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance, in the place, O יהוה, which You have made for Your own dwelling, the set-apart place, O יהוה, which Your hands have prepared.
18  “יהוה reigns forever and ever.”
(Exodus 15:1-18 The Scriptures 1998+)

And on that day Deḇorah and Baraq son of Aḇinoʽam sang, saying,
2  “For leaders leading in Yisra’ĕl, for the people volunteering, bless יהוה!
3  “Hear, O sovereigns! Give ear, O princes! I, I do sing to יהוה; I sing praise to יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl.
(Judges 5:1-3 The Scriptures 1998+)

And Miryam answered them, “Sing to יהוה, for He is highly exalted! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea!”
(Exodus 15:21 The Scriptures 1998+)

Please let me sing to the One I love, a song for my loved One regarding His vineyard: my loved One has a vineyard on a fertile hill.
(Isaiah 5:1 The Scriptures 1998+)

And the lyre and the harp, the tambourine and flute, and wine are in their feasts; but they do not regard the deeds of יהוה, nor see the work of His hands.
(Isaiah 5:12 The Scriptures 1998+)

And man is bowed down, and mortal man humbled, and the eyes of the proud are humbled. But יהוה of hosts is exalted in judgment, and the set-apart is set-apart in righteousness.
(Isaiah 5:15-16 The Scriptures 1998+)

Therefore, as a tongue of fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes the chaff, their root is as rottenness, and their blossom goes up like dust – because they have rejected the Torah of יהוה of hosts, and despised the Word1 of the Set-apart One of Yisra’ĕl. {Footnote: 1“Word” and “teaching” are used as synonyms.} Therefore the displeasure of יהוה has burned against His people, and He stretches out His hand against them and smites them, and the mountains tremble. And their carcass is as filth in the middle of the streets. With all this His displeasure has not turned back, and His hand is still stretched out! And He shall lift up a banner to the nations from afar, and shall whistle to them from the end of the earth. And see, they come with speed, swiftly!
(Isaiah 5:24-26 The Scriptures 1998+)

And after this I heard a loud voice of a great crowd in the heaven, saying, “Halleluyah! Deliverance and esteem and respect and power to יהוה our Elohim!
2  “Because true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great whore who corrupted the earth with her whoring. And He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her.”
3  And a second time they said, “Halleluyah! And her smoke rises up forever and ever!”
4  And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshipped Elohim who sat on the throne, saying, “Amĕn! Halleluyah!”
5  And a voice came from the throne, saying, “Praise our Elohim, all you His servants and those who fear Him, both small and great!”
6  And I heard as the voice of a great crowd, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunders, saying, “Halleluyah, for יהוה Ěl Shaddai reigns!
7  “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him praise, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife prepared herself.”
(Revelation 19:1-7 The Scriptures 1998+)

“And now write down this song for yourselves, and teach it to the children of Yisra’ĕl. Put it in their mouths, so that this song is to Me for a witness against the children of Yisra’ĕl.
20  “And I shall bring them to the land flowing with milk and honey, of which I swore to their fathers, and they shall eat and be satisfied and be fat, then they shall turn to other mighty ones, and they shall serve them, and scorn Me and break My covenant.
21  “And it shall be, when many evils and distresses come upon them, that this song shall answer before them as a witness. For it is not to be forgotten in the mouths of their seed, for I know their thoughts which they are forming today, even before I bring them to the land of which I swore to give them.”
22  And Mosheh wrote this song the same day, and taught it to the children of Yisra’ĕl.
23  And He commanded Yehoshua son of Nun, and said, “Be strong and courageous, for you are to bring the children of Yisra’ĕl into the land of which I swore to them, and I Myself am with you.”
24  And it came to be, when Mosheh had completed writing the Words of this Torah in a book, until their completion, 25  that Mosheh commanded the Lĕwites, who bore the ark of the covenant of יהוה, saying,
26  “Take this Book of the Torah, and you shall place it beside the ark of the covenant of יהוה your Elohim, and it shall be there as a witness against you,  27  for I myself know your rebellion and your stiff neck. See, while I am still alive with you today, you have been rebellious against יהוה, then how much more after my death?
28  “Assemble unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, so that I speak these words in their hearing and call the heavens and the earth to witness against them.
29  “For I know that after my death you shall do very corruptly and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you. And evil shall come to you in the latter days, because you do what is evil in the eyes of יהוה, to provoke Him through the work of your hands.”
30  So Mosheh spoke in the hearing of all the assembly of Yisra’ĕl the words of this song till their completion:
(Deuteronomy 31:19-30 The Scriptures 1998+)

“Give ear, O heavens, and let me speak; And hear, O earth, The words of my mouth.
2  “Let my instruction fall as rain, My speech drop down as dew, As fine rain on the tender plants, And as showers on the grass.
3  “For I proclaim the Name of יהוה, Ascribe greatness to our Elohim.
4  “The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are right-ruling, An Ěl of truth and without unrighteousness, Righteous and straight is He.
5  “A twisted and crooked generation has corrupted itself, Their blemish, they are not His children.
6  “Do you do this to יהוה, O foolish and unwise people? Is He not your Father, who bought you, Who created you and established you?
7  “Remember the days of old, Consider the years of many generations. Ask your father and let him show you, Your elders, and let them say to you:
8  “When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance When He separated the sons of Aḏam, He set the boundaries of the peoples According to the number of the children of Yisra’ĕl.
9  “For the portion of יהוה is His people, Yaʽaqoḇ His allotted inheritance.
(Deuteronomy 32:1-9 The Scriptures 1998+)

 “For יהוה rightly rules His people And has compassion on His servants, When He sees that their power is gone, And there is no one remaining, Shut up or at large.
37  “And He shall say, ‘Where are their mighty ones, The rock in whom they sought refuge?
38  ‘Who ate the fat of their slaughterings, And drank the wine of their drink offering? Let them arise and help you, Let it be a hiding-place for you!
39  ‘See now that I, I am He, And there is no Elohim besides Me. I put to death and I make alive. I have wounded, and I heal. And from My hand no one delivers!
40  ‘For I lift My hand to the heavens, And shall say: As I live forever,
41  ‘If I have sharpened My flashing sword, And My hand takes hold on judgment, I shall return vengeance to My enemies, And repay those who hate Me.
42  ‘I make My arrows drunk with blood, And My sword devours flesh, With the blood of the slain and the captives, From the long-haired enemy chiefs.’
43  “O nations, acclaim His people! For He avenges the blood of His servants, And returns vengeance to His adversaries, And shall pardon His land, His people.”
Deu 32:44  Then Mosheh came, with Yehoshua son of Nun, and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people.
45  And when Mosheh ended speaking all these words to all Yisra’ĕl,
46  he said to them, “Set your heart on all the words with which I warn you today, so that you command your children to guard to do all the Words of this Torah.
47  “For it is not a worthless Word for you, because it is your life, and by this Word you prolong your days on the soil which you pass over the Yardĕn to possess.”
(Deuteronomy 32:36-47 The Scriptures 1998+)

and said, ‘See, יהוה our Elohim has shown us His esteem and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire.
Today we have seen that Elohim speaks with man – and he lives!
(Deuteronomy 5:24 The Scriptures 1998+)

“O יהוה, for Your servant’s sake, and according to Your own heart, You have done all this greatness, in making known all these great matters.
(1 Chronicles 17:19 The Scriptures 1998+)

“See, My Servant whom I uphold, My Chosen One My being has delighted in! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He brings forth right-ruling to the nations.
(Isaiah 42:1 The Scriptures 1998+)

“You are My witnesses,” declares יהוה, “And My servant whom I have chosen, so that you know and believe Me, and understand that I am He.
Before Me there was no formed, nor after Me there is none.
(Isaiah 43:10 The Scriptures 1998+)

For, let this mind be in you which was also in Messiah יהושע{Jeshua}, who, being in the form of Elohim, did not regard equality with Elohim a matter to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, and came to be in the likeness of men. And having been found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, death even of a stake. Elohim, therefore, has highly exalted Him and given Him the Name which is above every name, that at the Name of יהושע every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and every tongue should confess that יהושע Messiah is Master, to the esteem of Elohim the Father. So that, my beloved, as you always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much rather in my absence – work out your own deliverance with fear and trembling, for it is Elohim who is working in you1 both to desire and to work for His good pleasure. {Footnote: 1See Messiah in you in the Explanatory Notes.}
(Philippians 2:5-13 The Scriptures 1998+)

 Revelation of יהושע Messiah, which Elohim gave Him to show His servants what has to take place with speed. And He signified it by sending His messenger to His servant Yoḥanan,
2  who bore witness to the Word of Elohim, and the witness of יהושע Messiah – to all he saw.
3  Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and guard what is written in it, for the time is near.
(Revelation 1:1-3 The Scriptures 1998+)

Yoḥanan, to the seven assemblies that are in Asia: Favour to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is coming, and from the seven Spirits that are before His throne,
5  and from יהושע Messiah, the trustworthy witness, the first-born from the dead, and the ruler of the sovereigns of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, 6  and has made us sovereigns and priests to His Elohim and Father, to Him be esteem and rule forever and ever. Amĕn.
(Revelation 1:4-6 The Scriptures 1998+)

 “See, My Servant whom I have chosen, My Beloved in whom My being did delight. I shall put My Spirit upon Him, and He shall declare right-ruling to the nations.
19  “He shall not strive nor cry out, nor shall anyone hear His voice in the streets.
20  “A crushed reed He shall not break, and smoking flax He shall not quench, till He brings forth right-ruling forever. {1 Footnote: 1This is according to the Shem-Tob Hebrew text. However, this passage is a quote from Isa. 42:1-3 where it reads right-ruling unto truth. }
21  “And the nations shall trust in His Name.”
(Matthew 12:18-21 The Scriptures 1998+)

For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but through a revelation of יהושע Messiah.
(Galatians 1:12 The Scriptures 1998+)

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Ceiling painting, Book of Revelation,”Worthy is the Lamb”, showing the Lamb, Godfather, an angel, the four Evangelists as symbolic animals, a row af angels with harps, ca. 1670 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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The Song of The Lamb #7 Revelation 15

144 000 following the Lamb

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The Song of The Lamb #8 Revelation 15 Lessons for us today

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The victory over the Egyptians was a really big deal! The victory over Pharaoh’s stubbornness was a big deal, too, but finally God won over him and led his people out of Egypt.
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The Israelites were thankful to God for His blessings. Just like the Israelites, we can do this too. Praise God with a song for the blessings He gives you. Be thankful to God for everything and His power and mercy. Praise God that we still live today.

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The Song of The Lamb #7 Revelation 15

Posted on December 29, 2012. Filed under: Bible Study and Bible Reading, Jehovah יהוה YHWH JHVH God Elohim Yahweh Jahweh, Jesus Christ Jeshua the Messiah Jahushua | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

3             The Song of the Lamb                             Revelation 15

 

Seven angels with seven plagues

 

1 John sees in heaven another great and marvellous sign: seven angels with seven last plagues – last because with them God’s wrath is completed.
2 Saw what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and his image and over the number of his name. They held harps given them by God
3 And sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb:
“Great and marvellous are  your deeds,
Lord God Almighty.
Just and true are your ways, King of the ages.
4 Who will not fear you, O Lord, and brings glory to your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come and worship before you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.”
5 After this I looked and in heaven the temple, that is, the tabernacle of the Testimony, was opened.
6 Out of the temple came the seven angels with the seven plagues.
They were dressed in clean, shining linen and wore golden sashes around their chests.
7 One of the four beasts gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls filled with the wrath of God, who lives for ever and ever.
8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.

 

And they sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb:

 

English: The Sarejevo Hagadah, 15th century Sp...

The Sarejevo Hagadah, 15th century Spain   (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 
Verses 3-4
“Great and marvellous are  your deeds,
Lord God Almighty.
Just and true are your ways, King of the ages.
Who will not fear you, O Lord, and brings glory to your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come and worship before you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

 

In Elpis Israel Dr Thomas sees that this song refers back to the Song of Moses recorded in Exodus 14 after the defeat of Pharaoh after the crossing of the Red Sea.
They had been saved by the Angel of God and now this salvation is from the Lamb of God.

 

He writes – (page 293) that this song: “Celebrates his future triumph over all the nations in his deliverance of the twelve tribes from their tyranny; a redemption which will result in the submission of all nations to his sovereignty, as predicted in the song. And it is to be observed that the Lamb’s victory being the accomplishment of the prophecy in Moses’ song, and a victory gained on a similar occasion, and in connection with the same nation, the Lamb’s song is styled, in the Apocalypse, “The song of Moses and the song of the Lamb”.

 

The context of this song is that the last seven plagues were about to be released on to the earth. The implication is that these indeed are the last seven plagues …

 

Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them is the wrath of God complete.

 

In the next chapter – they are referred to as the bowls of God’s wrath

 

  1. Loathsome sores
  2. Sea turns to blood
  3. Waters turn to blood
  4. Men are scorched
  5. Darkness and pain
  6. Euphrates dried up
  7. The earth is shaken by an earth quake.

 

There are a number of songs of Moses recorded for us (Exodus 15, Deuteronomium 31:30, 32;3 + Psalms)
The context of Moses bring the people out of Egypt – surely an excellent parable for the time when the saved are brought out from their service to sin into a new relationship with God.

 

The song is more of a focus on the power of God rather than directed to the Lamb.

 

It is praising God for what He has done for us in bringing about redemption for His saints and those that have been true to Him.

 

– Steven Robinson

 

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Marmorkirken ( Copenhagen ). High altar ( 1894 ) – Angel pointing at the lamb of god. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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144 000 following the Lamb

Posted on December 22, 2012. Filed under: Bible Quotes, Bible Study and Bible Reading, Jesus Christ Jeshua the Messiah Jahushua | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

“And when the Son of Aḏam comes in His esteem, and all the set-apart messengers with Him, then He shall sit on the throne of His esteem.
(Matthew 25:31 The Scriptures 1998+)And I looked and saw a Lamb standing on Mount Tsiyon, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s Name {1} written upon their foreheads. {Footnote: 1Some texts read: having His Name and His Father’s Name. }
(Revelation 14:1 The Scriptures 1998+)

And I looked and saw in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders a Lamb standing, as having been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of Elohim sent out into all the earth. And He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him sitting on the throne.
(Revelation 5:6-7 The Scriptures 1998+)

And they sang a renewed song before the throne, and before the four living creatures, and the elders. And no one was able to learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth. They are those who were not defiled with women, for they are maidens. They are those following the Lamb wherever He leads them on. They were redeemed from among men, being first-fruits to Elohim and to the Lamb.
(Revelation 14:3-4 The Scriptures 1998+)

saying with a loud voice, “Fear Elohim and give esteem to Him, because the hour of His judgment has come. And worship Him who made the heaven and the earth, and sea, and fountains of water.”
(Revelation 14:7 The Scriptures 1998+)

Sing to יהוה, bless His Name, Proclaim His deliverance from day to day. Declare His esteem among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.  For great is יהוה and greatly to be praised, He is to be feared above all mighty ones.  For all the mighty ones of the peoples are matters of naught, But יהוה made the heavens.
Excellency and splendour are before Him, Strength and comeliness are in His set-apart place.
Ascribe to יהוה, O clans of the peoples, Ascribe to יהוה esteem and strength.  Ascribe to יהוה the esteem of His Name; Bring an offering, and come into His courts.
Bow yourselves to יהוה, In the splendour of set-apartness! Tremble before Him, all the earth.
Say among nations, “יהוה shall reign. The world also is established, immovable. He judges the peoples in straightness.”
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
Let the field exult, and all that is in it. Let all the trees of the forest then shout for joy,
At the presence of יהוה. For He shall come, For He shall come to judge the earth. He judges the world in righteousness1, And the peoples with His truth. {Footnote: 1See also 98:9, Acts 17:31, Rev. 19:11. }
(Psalms 96:2-13 The Scriptures 1998+)

Here is the endurance of the set-apart ones,1 here are those guarding the commands of Elohim and the belief of {2} יהושע {Jeshua}{Footnotes: 1In 12:17 they are called “the remnant” 2See Seven-fold Message of Revelation in Explanatory Notes. }
(Revelation 14:12 The Scriptures 1998+)

Say to those with anxious heart, “Be strong, do not fear! See, your Elohim comes with vengeance, with the recompense of Elohim. He is coming to save you.”  Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf be opened. Then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb sing, because waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert.
And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water – in the home for jackals, where each lay, grass with reeds and rushes. And there shall be a highway, and a way, and it shall be called “The Way of Set-apartness {1}.” The unclean does not pass over it, but it is for those who walk the way, and no fools wander on it. {Footnote: 1See Ps. 77:13. }
No lion is there, nor any ravenous beast go up on it, it is not found there. But the redeemed shall walk there. And the ransomed of יהוה shall return and enter Tsiyon with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
(Isaiah 35:4-10 The Scriptures 1998+)

“And when these matters begin to take place, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
(Luke 21:28 The Scriptures 1998+)

After this I looked and saw a great crowd which no one was able to count, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes, and palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Deliverance belongs to our Elohim who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the messengers stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped Elohim, saying, “Amĕn! The blessing, and the esteem, and the wisdom, and the thanksgiving, and the respect, and the power, and the might, to our Elohim forever and ever. Amĕn. ” And one of the elders responded, saying to me, “Who are these dressed in white robes, and where did they come from?” And I said to him, “Master, you know.” And he said to me, “These are those coming out of the great distress, having washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
(Revelation 7:9-14 The Scriptures 1998+)

And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshipped Elohim who sat on the throne, saying, “Amĕn! Halleluyah!”
(Revelation 19:4 The Scriptures 1998+)

And he said to me, “See, do not! For I am your fellow servant, and of your brothers the prophets, and of those who are guarding the words of this book. Worship Elohim.”
(Revelation 22:9 The Scriptures 1998+)

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The Song of The Lamb #6 Revelation 14

Posted on December 22, 2012. Filed under: Bible Study and Bible Reading, Jesus Christ Jeshua the Messiah Jahushua | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

2             The Song of the Lamb                             Revelation 14

The Lamb and the 144,000

1 John looked and saw the Lamb standing on Mount Zion and with Him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads.
2 John hears a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. A sound of harpists playing their harps.
3 They sang a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn that new song except the 144,000 who were redeemed from the world.
4 Not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits to God and to the Lamb.
5 In their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God
6 Another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to all those who dwell on earth – on every nation, tribe, tongue and people
7 With a loud voice Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgement has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs if water.
8 Another angel followed saying Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
9 A third angel, saying with a loud voice If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark in his forehead or on his hand.
10 He himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.
11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”
12 Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.”
Yes” says the spirit “that they may rest from their labours, and their works follow them,”
14 John saw a white cloud and on the white cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His Head a golden crown, and His hand a sharp sickle.
15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe”.
16 So He who sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped.
17 Another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
18 Another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe.”
19 So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God
20 And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of winepress, up to the horses bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs.

Verses 3-4

John hears a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. A sound of harpists playing their harps.
They sang a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn that new song except the 144,000 who were redeemed from the world.

So this is a bit of trick Song to the Lamb in that the words are not actually written for us, as so we can only speculate on the words of this new song.

It is outside the scope of our talk this evening to discuss about what the 144,000 means. But I hope what is being shown to us in the book is the use of symbols which really is almost presenting this lead up to the time of the end. It therefore is difficult to believe that this is a literal number, particularly given its precise nature.

Also, as Wrested Scriptures points out, looking at the context of the chapter – this must surely be visionary and symbolic.

Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him on hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads……

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Page 287r: John’s Vision of Heaven, Revelation 4:1-11, 5:1-14 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Looking at the description of the Lamb from chapter 5, this is described v 6 and 7.

And I looked, and behold in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God are sent out into all the earth.
Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne.

I am not really sure how we could image or draw this description of the vision.

It is interesting that this song is before the last battle and the defeat of the false religion. This song is a celebration of this multitude being the redeemed of the world. The song of thanksgiving surely is one of thanks for this redemption and what has been done by Christ for us in the giving of His life and the terrible death He suffered for the redeemed.

It is important for us to be part of that great number of those which will be redeemed and saved.

Our own song for the Lamb should also show how worthy we feel He is as He has redeemed us by His life and death. This should be our continual song as we wait for Him to return to the earth and set up His kingdom.

– Steven Robinson

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  3. The Song of The Lamb #3 Daniel and Revelation
  4. The Song of The Lamb #4 Methods of Interpretation
  5. The Song of The Lamb #5 Revelation 5
  6. Kingdom Visions of a Man, Throne and Great crowd
  7. Kingdom Visions of Rainbowed angel, Lamb in Mount Zion
  8. Kingdom Visions of God’s judgements and Marriage of the Lamb
  9. Seals, a flying scroll, a statue and blessings

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  • Behold the Lamb (1) (newjerusalem12.wordpress.com)
    When John the Baptist first saw Jesus, he declared, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). John the apostle’s writing about the Lamb concludes with “the throne of God and of the Lamb” in New Jerusalem (Revelation 22:1, 3). The Lamb of God is mentioned in John 1:29, 36 and 1 Peter 1:19, then twenty-five times in Revelation.
  • Revelation 13-15 (mybiblereadingplan.wordpress.com)
    If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
  • Armageddon Campaign: The Battle of the Great Day of God Almighty (raymondjclements.wordpress.com)
    The centerpiece of God’s eternal purpose is for Jesus to come back to fully establish His Kingdom rule over all the earth as He joins the heavenly and earthly realms together. God’s purpose has always been for God and His people to live together in this way. This is the interpretive key to understanding the End-Times. Without this foundational revelation, confusion is inevitable when studying the End-Times.
  • My Favorite Version of the Christmas Story (spurgeon.wordpress.com)
    … is of course the version with the dragon in it — Revelation 12:1–6.
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    the triumph of Jesus has already been spectacularly introduced in Revelation 4–5. The great vision of Revelation 4–5 controls the entire book. There we learn that Christ, this male child, is the only one who is fit to open the scroll in God’s right hand to bring about all of God’s purposes for judgment and blessing. He is the Lion and the Lamb, the reigning king and the bloody sacrifice, the heir to David’s throne yet the one who appears from God’s throne. Because of his struggle, men and women from every tongue and tribe and people and nation are redeemed. Countless millions gather around him who sits on the throne and the Lamb and sing a new song of adoring, grateful, praise.
  • Revelation 19-20 (mybiblereadingplan.wordpress.com)
    I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
  • Lord, Teach Us to Pray – Week 13 (girlfriendscoffeehour.com)
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An unblemished and spotless lamb foreknown

Posted on December 21, 2012. Filed under: Bible Quotes, Bible Study and Bible Reading, Jesus Christ Jeshua the Messiah Jahushua | Tags: , , , , , |

 

And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, having been sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong messenger proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loosen its seals?” And no one in the heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it. And I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it. And one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. See, the Lion of the tribe of Yehuḏah {1} the Root of Dawid {2} overcame to open the scroll and to loosen its seven seals.” {Footnotes: 1Heb. 7:14 2Isa. 11:1 & 10.} (Revelation 5:1-5 The Scriptures 1998+)

And they sang a renewed song, saying, “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals, because You were slain, and have redeemed us to Elohim by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and made us sovereigns and priests to our Elohim, and we shall reign upon the earth.”{1 Footnote: 1Dan. 7:18-27. }
(Revelation 5:9-10 The Scriptures 1998+)

And Yitsḥaq spoke to Aḇraham his father and said, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” And he said, “See, the fire and the wood! But where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” And Aḇraham said, “My son, Elohim does provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” And the two of them went together.
(Genesis 22:7-8 The Scriptures 1998+)

and said, “By Myself I have sworn, declares יהוה {Jehovah}, because you have done this, and have not withheld your son, your only son, that I shall certainly bless you, and I shall certainly increase your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore, and let your seed possess the gate of their enemies. “And in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”
(Genesis 22:16-18 The Scriptures 1998+)

On the next day Yoḥanan saw יהושע {Jeshua} coming toward him, and said, “See, the Lamb of Elohim who takes away the sin of the world!{1 Footnote: 1Mt. 1:21, Titus 2:14, 1 John 3:5 & 8.} “This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who has become before me, for He was before me.’{1 Footnote: 1See v. 15.} “And I did not know Him, but that He might be revealed to Yisra’ĕl,  therefore I came immersing in water.” And Yoḥanan bore witness, saying, “I have seen the Spirit coming down from heaven like a dove and remain on Him. “And I did not know Him, but He who sent me to immerse in water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit coming down and remaining on Him, this is He who immerses in the Set-apart Spirit.’ “And I have seen and have witnessed that this is the Son of Elohim.” Again the following day, Yoḥanan was standing with two of his taught ones, and looking at יהושע walking, he said, “See the Lamb of Elohim!”
(John 1:29-36 The Scriptures 1998+)

And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, pass the time of your sojourning in fear, knowing that you were redeemed from your futile way of life inherited from your fathers, not with what is corruptible, silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Messiah, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, foreknown, indeed, before the foundation of the world, but manifested in these last times for your sakes, who through Him believe in Elohim who raised Him from the dead and gave Him esteem, so that your belief and expectation are in Elohim.
(1 Peter 1:17-21 The Scriptures 1998+)

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the authority to become children of Elohim, to those believing in His Name, who were born, not of blood nor of the desire of flesh nor of the desire of man, but of Elohim. And the Word became flesh and pitched His tent {1} among us, and we saw His esteem, esteem as of an only brought-forth of a father, complete in favour and truth. {Footnote: 1An indication that His birth was during the Festival of Booths}. Yoḥanan bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has become before me, because He was before me.’ ” And out of His completeness we all did receive, and favour upon favour, for the Torah was given through Mosheh – the favour and the truth came through יהושע Messiah.
(John 1:12-17 The Scriptures 1998+)

Therefore, having girded up the loins of your mind, being sober, set your expectation perfectly upon the favour that is to be brought to you at the revelation of יהושע Messiah, as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts in your ignorance, instead, as the One who called you is set-apart, so you also should become set-apart in all behaviour, because it has been written, “Be set-apart, for I am set-apart.”
(1 Peter 1:13-16 The Scriptures 1998+)

‘For I am יהוה your Elohim, and you shall set yourselves apart. And you shall be set-apart, for I am set-apart. And do not defile yourselves with any creeping creature that creeps on the earth. ‘For I am יהוה who is bringing you up out of the land of Mitsrayim, to be your Elohim. And you shall be set-apart, for I am set-apart.
(Leviticus 11:44-45 The Scriptures 1998+)

And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, pass the time of your sojourning in fear, knowing that you were redeemed from your futile way of life inherited from your fathers, not with what is corruptible, silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Messiah, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, foreknown, indeed, before the foundation of the world, but manifested in these last times for your sakes, who through Him believe in Elohim who raised Him from the dead and gave Him esteem, so that your belief and expectation are in Elohim.
(1 Peter 1:17-21 The Scriptures 1998+)

“Speak to all the congregation of the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘Be set-apart, for I יהוה your Elohim am set-apart.
(Leviticus 19:2 The Scriptures 1998+)

And they sang a renewed song, saying, “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals, because You were slain, and have redeemed us to Elohim by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and made us sovereigns and priests to our Elohim, and we shall reign upon the earth.”{1 Footnote: 1Dan. 7:18-27. }
(Revelation 5:9-10 The Scriptures 1998+)

saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb having been slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and respect and esteem and blessing!” And every creature which is in the heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying, “To Him sitting on the throne, and to the Lamb, be the blessing and the respect and the esteem and the might, forever and ever!”
(Revelation 5:12-13 The Scriptures 1998+)

And I heard a voice out of the heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder, and I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps.
(Revelation 14:2 The Scriptures 1998+)

And I saw like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those overcoming the beast and his image and his mark and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, holding harps of Elohim.
(Revelation 15:2 The Scriptures 1998+)

Let all that have breath praise Yah. Praise Yah!
(Psalms 150:6 The Scriptures 1998+)

My mouth speaks the praise of יהוה, And let all flesh bless His set-apart Name, Forever and ever.
(Psalms 145:21 The Scriptures 1998+)

But you have drawn near to Mount Tsiyon and to the city of the living Elohim, to the heavenly Yerushalayim, to myriads of messengers, to the entire gathering and assembly of the first-born having been enrolled in heaven, and to Elohim the Judge of all, and to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, and to יהושע the Mediator {1} of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling which speaks better than the blood of Heḇel. {Footnote: 1See 8:6. }
(Hebrews 12:22-24 The Scriptures 1998+)

“But you, Dani’ĕl, hide the words, and seal the book until the time of the end {1}. Many shall diligently search and knowledge shall increase.” {Footnote: 1See v. 9. }
(Daniel 12:4 The Scriptures 1998+)

And when the living creatures give esteem and respect and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and bow before Him who lives forever and ever, and they cast their crowns before the throne, saying, “You are worthy, O יהוה, to receive esteem and respect and power, for You have created all, and because of Your desire they are, and were created.” (Revelation 4:9-11 The Scriptures 1998+)

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The Song of The Lamb #5 Revelation 5

Posted on December 21, 2012. Filed under: Bible Study and Bible Reading, Jesus Christ Jeshua the Messiah Jahushua | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Previously we have seen that the nations are at peace and the saints surround Jesus. John was shown “in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals”  Everything is moving towards the end of God His purpose. As the seven seals are broken, some of these details are revealed.

The Song of the Lamb                             Revelation 5

The first of these songs sung to the Lamb, which I think is the correct way of looking at this.
We have already looked at the context of chapter 5 in terms of Revelation.
The letters to the first seven ecclesia end with the letter to Laodicea at the end of chapter three. The visions then start in chapter 4 when we start to read about the throne in Heaven

4             The throne in heaven
5
1-7         The Lamb takes the scroll
8-11      Worthy is the Lamb
6
1-2         First Seal: The Conqueror
3-4         Second Seal: Conflict on Earth
5-6         Third Seal: Scarcity on earth
7-8         Fourth seal: Widespread Death on Earth
9-11      Fifth Seal: The Cry of the Martyrs
12-17   Sixth Seal: Cosmic Disturbances

1 In the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals
2 A mighty angel proclaimed with a loud voice “who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll”
3 No one in heaven and earth was worthy
4 John wept because no one found worthy
5 One of the elders said – do not weep, the Lion of the tribe Judah, the root of David has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals
6 John sees a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain. Standing in the centre of the throne, encircled by the four creatures and the elders. Seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
7 He took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne.
8 When he had taken it, the four creatures and the twenty four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
9 10 They sang a new song: You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals; For You who were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood – Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on earth.
11 Heard a voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them of them was 10,000 x 10,000
12 Saying with a loud voice: Worthy is the Lamb who was slain. To receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honour and glory and blessing!
13 Every creature which is heaven and on earth and in the sea saying Blessing and honour and glory and power Be to Him who sits in the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever.
14 Then the four living creatures said, “Amen!” And the twenty four elders fell down and worshipped Him who lives forever and ever.

Verse 9/10 They sang a new song:

I think we would all recognize that the Lamb referred to refers to Christ. I think it is still worthwhile reminding ourselves of some of the principles relating to Jesus and the Lamb of God.

The Lamb has been associated with sacrifice since Genesis 22; 7/8 when Abraham offered a lamb as a burn offering on mount Moriah in place of Isaac when the angel intervened.

Abraham names the place Jehovah-Jireh, or “the Lord will provide” and of course we can see the significance of these words to us and God’s plan of salvation for us and there was apt as a symbol.

We know this chapter looks forward to when Abraham’s seed (verse 18-19) who we are told would possess the gate of his enemy / defeat his enemies. Verse 19:

In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.

English: Ceiling painting, Book of Revelation,...

Ceiling painting, Book of Revelation,”Worthy is the Lamb”, showing the Lamb, Godfather, an angel, the four Evangelists as symbolic animals, a row af angels with harps, ca. 1670 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We know the significance of the Lamb in the Passover service (Exodus 12) where it was importance to select a Lamb without spot. Although this referred to the physical characteristic, Jesus fulfilled this in the spiritual sense as he was without sin in his life.

John, in his Gospel, mentions how John the Baptist refers to Jesus as the Lamb of God in the first chapter verses 29-36, the context being , from verse 19 – John denying being the Christ.

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said “Behold, The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
This is He of whom I said, “After me comes a man who is preferred before me, for He was before me,” I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, “Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.” And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God,.”
Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples.
And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!”.

Another time when Jesus is directly associated as being the Lamb of God is found in 1 Peter 1:19, if we please could turn to this.

The context of this passage is a call to be holy, verses 13/16 set this context and end in verse 16 “Be holy, for I am holy” – an Old Testament quotation taken from Leviticus 11:44,45; 19:2.

V17/21
since you call on a Father who judges each man’s work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear.
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver and gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers.
But with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish and without spot.
He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

Verses 9-10 – Elders

You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals;
For You who were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood –
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
And have made us kings and priests to our God;
And we shall reign on earth.

Verse 12 Saying with a loud voice: – Angels

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain.
To receive power and riches and wisdom,
And strength and honour and glory and blessing!

Verse 13 every creature which is heaven and on earth and in the sea saying

Blessing and honour and glory and power
Be to Him who sits in the throne,
And to the Lamb, forever and ever.

The song or chant was made by the four creatures and the twenty four elders that fell down before the Lamb. Each had a harp and they were holding the golden bowls full of the incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

We will see that from 14.2 and 15.2 that the harp was the common instrument.
This would imply that there is music being played and that there is an actual song being sung.
We read about harps being used to accompany the singing of Psalms.
This was one of those most ancient of instruments.

Could we please turn to Psalm 33 which talks about singing a new song to the Lord.

Psalm 150:6     Let everything that has breath please the LORD. Praise the LORD.
Psalm 145: 21  My flesh shall speak of the praise of the LORD, and all flesh shall bless His holy name Forever and ever.

Hebrews 12: 22-24

Daniel 12: 4
But you, Daniel. Shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.

Compare this is chapter 4 where the Lamb is worthy to open the scroll.

– Steven Robinson

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The Song of The Lamb #4 Methods of Interpretation

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An unblemished and spotless lamb foreknown

The Song of The Lamb #6 Revelation 14

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  • He is worthy (wordsofgrace.wordpress.com)
    the Father shares His glory with His Son, and no one apart from Him.  The Son is worthy to receive the glory received by the Father.
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    The twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
    “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.”(Rev 4:10–11)
  • Friday, December 7, 2012 @ Revelation 1-6 (phyllisbenigas.wordpress.com)
    Through revelation, John was to give a report of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ!  What a daunting task!  Yet, while our witnessing is not the recorded Word of God, we are representing the testimony of Jesus Christ in part as we share the good news and what he has done for us.  We, too, have been given a task.
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    Jesus came as a sacrificial lamb, pure and spotless, to remove the stain of sin from our lives.  Yet, He is the Lion, our resurrected King, whose victorious reign is worthy of all praise.
  • Jesus You Are Worthy! (bummyla.wordpress.com)
    You have 100 billion angels along with the church of the
    living God from all time-old and new, all generations, all centuries-in
    front of the throne of God with a huge rainbow. Jesus, standing in the
    midst with the book in His hands, is about to unleash seven judgments.
    Thank God that the true church is not going to be on earth for those
    judgments!
  • Christ The Lamb Of The New Testament – An Outline Study (ptl2010.com)
    When the Word of God calls Christ the Lamb, it is teaching us many different truths about Christ.
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    The redeemed are firstfruits dedicated to God and Lamb
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    Lamb oversees judgment of Lost
    Rev 15:3-4 – Song of Praise sung to both Father and Lamb
    Rev 17:14 – He overcomes wicked because He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords
    Rev 21:9-26 – He possesses an eternal city where He dwells with His people.
    Rev 22:1 – He shares throne with Father
  • Morning 5am lesson from the Holy Spirit of Truth: What will you wear on that day? (kzlam36.wordpress.com)
    The word of testimony of an overcomer must agree with the testimony of God. God has testified His Son. Surely there is no other testimony greater than that of God. What testimony can an overcomer give that is worthy of mention? The same testimony: The Son of God – Jesus Christ.
  • Worthy – The Savior’s, Sinner’s and Saint’s position (thepauls.wordpress.com)
    while listening on the radio, the song “When the stars burn down (Blessing and Honor)” by Philips, Craig & Dean, I started describing to Reuben, our beloved six year old son, that it is highly likely that the song is based on the events that transpire in heaven as described in book the Revelation in the Bible. Revelation chapter 5 records the account of how Jesus, the Lamb of God (Agnus Dei), who took away the sins of the world (John 1:29), was the only one, worthy to open the book that was sealed and in the hands of God who sat on the throne. Jesus takes the book from the hand of God and the 24 elders that sat around him fell down and worshiped him.
  • Revelation 7 (dailymannablog.wordpress.com)
    Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.
  • Carols: A Christmas Devotional – Do You Hear What I Hear? (christlikeministriesnwa.wordpress.com)
    If Jesus was born today the news would be all over Twitter, Facebook, CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, and who knows where else.  The point is, there wasn’t any news or social networks when Jesus was born.  So, God used a star and word of mouth.  You know, God really does think of absolutely everything…doesn’t He?
  • Hymn. Come Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs With Angels Round The Throne (bummyla.wordpress.com)
    Come Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs With Angels Round The ThroneCome, let us join our cheerful songs
    with angels round the throne.
    ten thousand thousand are their tongues,
    but all their joys are one.

“Worthy the Lamb that died,” they cry,
“to be exalted thus!”
“Worthy the Lamb,” our hearts reply,
“for he was slain for us!”

 

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Contents of the Book of Revelation

Posted on December 18, 2012. Filed under: Bible Study and Bible Reading, Endtimes | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I. Prolog (1:1-8)

A. Preface (1:1-3)

B. Greeting to churches in Asia (1:4-6)

C. Prophetic sayings (1:7-8)

II. Call vision (1:9-20)

III. Letters to the seven churches in Asia (2:1-3:22)

IV. Seven seals (4:1-8:5)

A. Vision of God’s throne (4:1-11)

B. Vision of the enthroned Lamb with the scroll (5:1-14)

C. Seals #1-4: Four horsemen (6:1-8)

D. Seals #5: Martyrs crying out for judgment (6:9-11)

E. Seal #6: Earthquake, proleptic judgment (6:12-17)

F. Sealing of servants from the twelve tribes (7:1-17)

G. Seal #7: Silence and preparation of the trumpets (8:1-5)

V. Seven trumpets (8:2, 6-11:19)

A. Trumpets #1-4: Plagues fall from the heavens (8:6-13)

B. Trumpet #5: Falling star opens abyss, locust plague led by angel of the abyss (9:1-11)

C. Trumpet #6: Deadly cavalry from Euphrates released(9:13-21)

D. Seer eats the little scroll from the hand of angel: commissioning to prophecy again (10:1-11)

E. Seer measures the temple and the altar (11:1-3)

F. Testimony of the two witnesses in Jerusalem; martyred by the beast; taken to heaven; deadly earthquake in the city (11:4-13) [End of second woe, third to come, v. 14]

G. Trumpet #7: Heavenly acclamation of Christ who rules for ever; vision of the ark with lightening, voices, thunder, earthquake, hail (11:15-19)

VI. Unnumbered visions: Followers of Lamb vs. the beast (12:1-15:4)

A. Woman and her offspring vs. the dragon (12:1-17)

B. Beast from the sea (13:1-10)

C. Beast from the earth (13:11-18)

D. On Mount Zion: song of the 144,000 (14:1-7; cf. 7:1-17)

E. Angelic heralds: warning and the promise to the saints (14:8-13)

F. Son of Man and angels harvest the earth (14:14-20)

G. Sea of glass: those who have conquered the beast (15:2-4)

VII. Seven bowls of wrath (15:1, 5-16:21)

A. Introduction: bowls are end of wrath of God (15:1)

B. Angels given the seven bowls by throne creature (15:5-8)

C. Bowl #1: poured on earth: sores on those worship the beast (16:1-2)

D. Bowl #2: in sea: becomes like blood, everything in it dies (16:3)

E. Bowl #3: rivers and fountains: become blood, just judgment for blood of martyrs acclaimed (16:4-7)

F. Bowl #4: on sun: it scorches humans, who blaspheme god and do not repent (16:8-9)

G. Bowl #5: on throne beast: kingdom darkened; humans curse God for sores, do not repent (16:10-11)

H. Bowl #6: on Euphrates: demonic spirits from mouths of dragon, beast and false prophet assemble armies at Armageddon (16:12-16; c.f. 9:13-21)

I. Bowl #7: in air: voice sounds from temple, thunder, quakes, cities split, island and mountains vanish, hail (16;17-21)

VIII. Babylon and her destruction (17:1-19:10)

A. “Babylon the Great,” harlot to the kings of the earth, drunk with the blood of the saints (17:1-6)

B. Angelic interpretation of the vision: Rome, her rulers, client kings and wars (17:1-6)

C. Heavenly announcement: the hour of judgment on Babylon has come (18:1-8)

D. Laments for the fate of Babylon by kings of the earth, merchants, captains and sailors (18:9-20)

E. Angelic announcement: Babylon and all who dwell in her to be thrown down (18:21-24)

F. Heavenly praise to God for judgment against Babylon (19:`1-4)

G. Praise to Lamb: Celebration of divine marriage feast (19:5-10)

IX. Unnumbered visions: Judgment of the earth (19:11-21:8)

A. Rider on the white horse (19:11-16)

B. Victory feast on bodies of the slain (19:17-21)

C. Angel binds Satan for a thousand years (20:1-3)

D. Victorious martyrs reign with Christ a thousand years (20:4-6)

E. Fire from heaven consumes the Satanic hosts (20:7-10)

F. Judgment of all humanity: Book of life (20:11-15)

G. New heaven and earth: Righteous to dwell with God (21:1-8)

X. Bride of the Lamb: The heavenly Jerusalem (21:9-22:5)

A. Jewels which adorn the bride (21:2, 9-21)

B. God’s presence in the heavenly city (21:22-27)

C. River of water, tree of life and God as its light (22:1-5)

XI. Epilogue: Transmission of the prophecy and beatitudes (22:6-21)

Content of The Book of The Revelation, by Dennis Bratcher

The Beast from the sea with seven heads

The Beast from the sea with seven heads (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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  1. The Song of The Lamb #1 Visions, symbols and suggested meanings
  2. The Song of The Lamb #2 Sevens
  3. Kingdom Visions of a Man, Throne and Great crowd
  4. Kingdom Visions of Rainbowed angel, Lamb in Mount Zion
  5. Kingdom Visions of God’s judgements and Marriage of the Lamb
  6. The Song of The Lamb #3 Daniel and Revelation
  7. Seals, a flying scroll, a statue and blessings
  8. The Song of The Lamb #4 Methods of Interpretation

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  • The Three Angels (ghettoscorner.wordpress.com)
  • The Anti-Church – Great Falling Away (raymondjclements.wordpress.com)
    At center stage of the coming global crisis will be a demonized world leader called the Antichrist (1 Jn. 2:18) who develops and then rules over a worldwide system including government, finances and religion. There is much information on this in the scripture.
  • Revelation 9-13 (westminsterreads.org)
    Revelation, Introduction and Outline
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    Even though it looks as if evil is in control, this is somehow part of God’s plan. The faithful, who persevere thorough suffering and trials, will receive eternal life with God. God is in control.
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The Song of The Lamb #4 Methods of Interpretation

Posted on December 15, 2012. Filed under: Bible Study and Bible Reading, Endtimes, History, Prophecy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Methods of Interpretation

The book of Revelation has also fascinated Bible students, and there have many attempts have been made to understand its message.

FUTURISTIC: Sees the book as a description of events immediately surrounding the return of the Lord Jesus Christ, probably all occurring during a period of intense activity lasting three-and-half years.

PRETERIST: much of the material as referring to the events occurring around the lifetime of the Apostle John (from Latin, praetor, past).

HISTORIC: see Revelation filling in the details of significant events that affect believers, starting in John’s day and continuing until Jesus returns. This is the traditional Christadelphian view.

English: Illustration to Book of Revelation Ру...

English: Illustration to Book of Revelation Русский: Иллюстрация к Откровению Иоанна Богослова (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Steven Robinson

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  1. The Song of The Lamb #3 Daniel and Revelation
  2. Seals, a flying scroll, a statue and blessings

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  1. Contents of the Book of Revelation
  2. The Song of The Lamb #5 Revelation 5

Find also other views:

  1. The Idealist View:
    This view uses the allegorical method to interpret the Book of Revelation. The allegorical approach to Revelation was introduced by ancient church father Origen (AD 185-254) and made prominent by Augustine (AD 354-420).
    The symbols in Revelation are not tied to specific events but point to themes throughout church history. The battles in Revelation are viewed as spiritual warfare manifested in the persecution of Christians or wars in general that have occurred in history. The beast from the sea may be identified as the satanically-inspired political opposition to the church in any age. The beast from the land represents pagan, or corrupt, religion to Christianity.

    Icon Apocalypse

    Icon Apocalypse (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  2. The Preterist View:
    Preter, which means “past,” is derived from the Latin. There are two major views among preterists: full preterism and partial preterism. Both views believe that the prophecies of the Olivet discourse of Matthew 24 and Revelation were fulfilled in the first century with the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70. Chapters 1-3 describe the conditions in the seven churches of Asia Minor prior to the Jewish war (AD 66-70). The remaining chapters of Revelation and Jesus’ Olivet Discourse describe the fall of Jerusalem to the Romans.
    Since it is a prophecy of the destruction of Jerusalem, preterists hold to a pre-AD 70 date of writing. According to this view, John was writing specifically to the church of his day and had only its situation in mind.
  3. The Historicist View:
    This view teaches that Revelation is a symbolic representation that presents the course of history from the apostle’s life through the end of the age. The symbols in the apocalypse correspond to events in the history of Western Europe, including various popes, the Protestant Reformation, the French Revolution, and rulers such as Charlemagne. Most interpreters place the events of their day in the later chapters of Revelation.
  4. The Futurist View:
    This view teaches that the events of the Olivet Discourse and Revelation chapters 4-22 will occur in the future.
  1. Symbolic or allegorical approach:
    anti-millennium view which taught a literal millennium reign of Christ on earth.
  2. Preterist (Past) Interpretation:
    views the Church as the “New Israel” and thereby fulfilling verses applied to Israel in scripture.
  3. Historic Interpretation:
    References to  Babylon and the Beast are associated with the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope. Other symbols are viewed as referring to Islamic and Napoleonic wars. The historical approach, like the Preterists, substitute the church for Israel in verses referring to national Israel.
  4. Futurist Interpretation:
    Words mean what they say unless otherwise defined within the context of scripture.
    Since the futurist view looks to a future Millennium, the view is Pre-millennial.
    The futurist view holds to a dispensational understanding of scripture, allowing for the distinction of Israel and the church in God’s end time program.

Find also:

1. Interpreting The Book of Revelation
While there is only one OT apocalyptic book (Daniel) and one NT book that demonstrates some features of this type (Revelation), it was a common form of writing in the two centuries before and after the birth of Christ.
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Because the Book of Revelation is written in John’s own name, it is related to OT prophecy, perhaps more closely than it is to apocalyptic.

2. Views of the  Time Frame of the Book of Revelation by Dennis Bratcher:

  1. Futurist: A Blueprint of the End Times
  2. Historicist: The Road Map of World History + Church Historical: The History of the Church
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    Some hold that the book deals more with the period prior to the present, some see it as unfolding in the present, and some emphasize the future more. All of the book is a symbolic account of the whole scope of world history, with the “beast” identified with various historical figures or peoples, from the Saracens, to Mohammed, to the Pope, to Adolph Hitler. This view arose in the Middle Ages, and was adopted by most of the Reformers in the 16th century, including Martin Luther who popularized the idea that the “beast” was the Roman Catholic Pope. In turn, Catholic theologians were convinced that Luther was the “beast.”
  3. Preterist: The First Century Church
  4. Idealist: Eternal Principles + Theological: An Incarnated Message

3. By which method should we interpret the Book of Revelation? Mike F Blume
“I propose interpretations should be made by comparing scripture with scripture. And that John knew perfectly well what the visions meant. John was not given unknown sights if God did not seal the book from his understanding. He gave John visions that John would immediately recognize as being similar to many, many Old Testament stories and events. And John was directed to recall those similarities and apply the main point of those stories to the visions and figure how they relate to the Church and to Christ crucified for our salvation, and then new Kingdom of a spiritual temple and so on.”

4. Methods of Interpreting Revelation
Determinism was a prominent feature of such literature, which is the idea that any event is determined by an unbroken chain of prior occurrences. In the case of apocalyptic literature, this meant that God has already determined the future by his own counsels, for which reason it was likely viewed as fixed and unalterable.
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events predicted can be lined up with real matching events evident in history. The matched events will show a movement of time and events from John’s time to some future time, usually the Second Coming of Jesus, but some may also extend to the end of the coming millennium.
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The ultimate purpose of the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation is to build faith in God and explain, through the events of history, that God will ultimately triumph over evil and sin will be destroyed someday, along with death, disease, and war.

5. ApproAching hoofbeAts – The Book of RevelaTion

The historical method of interpreting the prophecies of the New Testament is based on the belief that these prophecies are concerning the unfolding of events in the whole of the Church age.
According to this method, the seals of Revelation 6 are events in history. The reformation is symbolised by the discovery of the little book in Revelation chapter 10 and by the death and resurrection of the two witnesses in Revelation chapter 11.
This method of interpretation is fascinating and its proponents are convincing. But this method requires a vast knowledge of history which has only been available to few of the generations of Bible readers since the Bible was written! The breadth of information needed to develop this interpretation is not available to most readers in developing nations and so is irrelevant to such readers.
This method of Bible interpretation has fewer proponents in the 20th and 21st centuries, but was quite popular in the 19th century. Whether or not the symbols of Revelation can be tied to specific events in world history, there is no doubt that the Book of Revelation teaches the ways of God in history. Hence, we know that there are changes in the course of  history, not merely because men have made a political decision, but rather because Christ opened a seal in heaven.

6. Five Ways to Interpret Revelation by Steve Adler:

1. Preterist;
2. Futurist;
3. Historicist;
4. Idealist: Reluctant to identify anything in Revelation with particular events or people, this approach is perhaps the most different. To the Idealist, John’s visions are symbolic of the all the struggles the church faces between Christ’s first and second comings;
5. Eclectic – This last method is an incorporation of the strengths of the other four approaches. Acknowledging Revelation may be written about specific past and future events, but allowing that the interpretation of some events may apply to the church in all circumstances, this approach seems the easiest and most logical to take – however, the interpreter ends up being able to ascribe many different meanings to the same vision.

English: Ceiling painting, Book of Revelation,...

Ceiling painting, Book of Revelation,”Worthy is the Lamb”, showing the Lamb, Godfather, an angel, the four Evangelists as symbolic animals, a row af angels with harps, ca. 1670 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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  • Idealists, Preterists, And Futurists (lynleahz.com)
    When you boil it all down there are only three schools of thought for interpreting prophecy. There are idealists, who interpret prophecy symbolically and don’t expect any of it to be fulfilled in the literal sense. Then there are preterists, who see the complete fulfillment of prophecy in past events culminating in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. And there are futurists who see the fulfillment of prophecy in events still to come. All the major views fit under one of these headings.
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    Futurists who adhere to a literal interpretation of Scripture accuse preterists of spiritualizing some prophecies in order to give them a historical fulfillment. For example, most preterists cling to the opinion that God is finished with Israel. They say prophecies that futurists see as pertaining to Israel’s future have been inherited by and fulfilled in the Church. In this they are like others who embrace replacement theology.
  • Revelation: The Way it Happened (A Review) (davehershey.wordpress.com)
    Studying Revelation with Dr. Lowery opened my eyes to a different way of understanding Revelation, a way that was much more historically grounded, recognizing the book had to mean something to those who first read it, as well as much more challenging, in that it has a message for us today, right now, and not just about the future.
  • A Readable Commentary on Revelation (reformedreader.wordpress.com)
    Poythress keeps the main point the main point: “God rules history and will bring it to its consummation in Christ.  If you read it with that main point in mind, you will be able to understand it.  You will not necessarily understand every detail – neither do I.  But it is not necessary to understand every detail in order to profit spiritually from it”
  • An Overview of the Book of Revelation (godsbreath.wordpress.com)
  • The Anti-Church – Great Falling Away (raymondjclements.wordpress.com)
    At center stage of the coming global crisis will be a demonized world leader called the Antichrist (1 Jn. 2:18) who develops and then rules over a worldwide system including government, finances and religion. There is much information on this in the scripture.
  • LOVE GOD LOVE PEOPLE (Sunday, 25/11/2012) (sionnunukan.wordpress.com)
    Revelation is shown in the presence of various forms of vision. The vision presented especially concerning the time of the last days terakhir.Pada this, the powers of evil will oppress the faithful to the teachings of religion, but in the end evil will be destroyed and the believers would be saved through Christ which liberates all human persons.
  • Revelation 5: Worthy is the Lamb! (kingdomnewtestament.wordpress.com)
    We can tell from the seven seals that the writer of this scroll wants to keep its contents well guarded.  John was told at the beginning of chapter 4 that he would be shown what would be coming in the future (4:1), so we assume this scroll contains the future destiny of someone or even the whole world.
  • Why the Modern View of the Book of Revelation may be Flawed. (adw.org)
    the common modern and majority view is that the context of this book is the persecution against Christians by Domitian (Emperor from 81-96 AD) and the Roman Empire which he headed. John has been arrested and exiled to the Island of Patmos. Thus, the chief context for the majority view is the antagonism of the Roman Empire seeking to force Christians to emperor worship and apostasy from the Christian faith in the one true God. Further, the harlot city is defined in this point of view as Rome.
  • Revelation – Historical and Prophetic (Part 4) (revpodcast.org)
    Revelation is actually written as much as a study of church history as it is about the end times. As with the entire Bible, each book was written for the benefit of the original recipients, and for each age of the church thereafter.
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    There are different schools of thought on Revelation and all share some good points about both the end times and our own personal journeys of faith throughout Church history. I believe we just have to be discerning and weed out the good from the bad. Some people believe that all the events in Revelation occurred in the past and I think that is heresy as well. We are still waiting on the ultimate culmination of God’s plan of redemption with His faithful believers.
  • Revelation 12: Victory by Faithfulness (kingdomnewtestament.wordpress.com)
    Behind the persecutions of the Roman government, the economic embargoes on Christians and their businesses, the ways in which people are making their Christian neighbors feel ostracized and unwanted, behind all of this is the fury of Satan who has been cast out of heaven and is on his way down to the pit of fire.  In this cryptic book, this may be the clearest John gets as to why this is happening.  For that reason, some commentators have called it the center of the book, which it pretty much is chronologically too.
English: Illustration to Book of Revelation Ру...

English: Illustration to Book of Revelation Русский: Иллюстрация к Откровению Иоанна Богослова (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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