The Spirit World – Satan’s Angels

THE SPIRIT WORLD – SATAN’S ANGELS [5] Satan’s angels: They are made subject to Christ [1 Pet. 3:22]; Are sinful and rebellious [Job 4:18; 2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 6-7; Rev. 12:7-9]; Evil [Ps. 78:49]; To be punished [Matt. 24:41; Isa. 24:21-23; 25:7; Jude 6-7]; To be cast out of heaven [Rev. 12:7-9]; Will fight against Christ at Armageddon [Rev. 12:7-9; 19:11-21; 20:1-3; Isa. 24:21-23; 25:7]; Are organized into principalities and powers Continue Reading

The Spirit World – Common Angels

THE SPIRIT WORLD – COMMON ANGELS [PART 2] The word angel is used of common angels in Ps. 104: 4 Common angels: -1 – The Nature of angels, they are heavenly spirit beings with: -[1] – Personal spirit bodies with bodily parts, as hands, feet, eyes, heads, voices, mouths, hair, faces, and other parts which men have [Gen. 18:2 ,4, 8; 19:1-22; Judg. 13:6]. See appearances of angels [note n, Heb. 13:2 Dake]. -[2] – Personal souls with Continue Reading

Discovering God’s Design: Stewardship as a Response to Grace

Stewardship as a Response to Grace ================================== Exodus 34:1–9 Why did Moses need new stone tablets “like the first ones”? Because Moses smashed to pieces the original tablets (see Ex 32:19). Exodus 32 describes how the people of Israel grew weary of waiting for Moses to come down from Mount Sinai; he had been gone for 40 days and 40 nights, and the people thought that Moses was dead or long gone. So Aaron, Moses’ Continue Reading

The Spirit World: Angels

THE SPIRIT WORLD : ANGELS Psalm 104:4 Who maketh His angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire. [Dake KJ]. The words spirit and spirits are found 540 times in Scripture. From these references, the 294 scriptures where angel and angels are found, and from over 20,000 others about God, who is a spirit being, we learn all there is to know about the spirit-world. By the spirit-world we mean all the various kinds of spirit being that Continue Reading

The Bible: A Treasure

Psalm 119:14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. The Editor of a magazine sent out a questionnaire to “the hundred greatest men in Britain,” asking: “If for any reason you were to spend a year absolutely alone [in a prison, for instance], and could select from your library three volumes as your companions during your retirement, please inform us what those three books would be.” In the answers, it Continue Reading

Questions Answered: Are proverbs iron-clad promises?

Are proverbs iron-clad promises? ================================ Proverbs 3:1–4 Proverbs are principles of right living and general descriptions of life’s realities, rather than sure-fire promises or guarantees. For example, Proverbs 3:1 appears to promise a long life and prosperity to those who do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart. Yet some godly people live in poverty and die at a young age. This proverb isn’t Continue Reading

Discovering God’s Design: Blood in the Nile

Blood in the Nile ================= Exodus 7:14–24 The plague of blood is a powerful testimony to the truth of God’s ownership and management of all creation. The Nile River is Egypt’s greatest natural resource, serving as the source of the land’s natural fertility and prosperity throughout history. By changing the waters of Egypt into blood, God demonstrated his control over the source of Egypt’s economic vitality. Pastor James E. Mead Continue Reading

Investigating the Bible: How Did Jesus Broaden His Ministry Beyond the Jewish Community?

How Did Jesus Broaden His Ministry Beyond the Jewish Community? =============================================================== Joel 2:28–32 In the Old Testament, the Spirit of God was given to priests and other specific individuals (see Numbers 11:16–17). But Joel predicted that one day God’s Spirit would be given to all believers, regardless of position or status. Jesus fulfilled this prediction. Throughout Jesus’ life he appealed to the Continue Reading

Questions Answered: Why do details sometimes differ from one Gospel account to another?

Why do details sometimes differ from one Gospel account to another? =================================================================== Mark 1:12–13 Mark omits many details that Matthew and Luke include in their accounts of Jesus’ temptation. Just as various witnesses have individual perspectives on an event, the Gospel writers draw on their own backgrounds and write from their own viewpoints for their particular audience. Of greater Continue Reading

Show me now THY WAY

Exodus 33:13-15, 17 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now Thy way, that I may know Thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is Thy people. And He said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. And he said unto Him, if Thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence. [Dake]. And the Lord said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast Continue Reading