The dry bones represented the Israelites themselves. As a people they had lost heart, lost hope, and said, “Our strength is dried, and our hope is lost, we are cut off from our parts”—from all tribal and national union. If they looked at their present condition, they were strangers in a strange land, foreigners, without opportunity for patriotic feelings; if they looked backward, and remembered divine intervention on their beha
Christians should not fear these troublous times, but rather rejoice that God’s kingdom is nigh, and if found faithful, the Christian will have a place in Jesus’ throne. It is hard for the Christian to rejoice if he is not properly prepared and armed. Readiness is a sign of commitment and if we are ready to honor our commitment of sacrifice to the glory of God, then God promises to keep and protect us – not our natural bodies but rather the holy Spirit that dwells within our new creature. Commitment that is unprepared to sacrifice is merely compromise in disguise. Compromise takes a steady toll and weakens our desire and ability to be committed.
Upon hearing the repentant cry of Israel the Lord raised up Gideon to lead them away from their idolatry and deliver them from its consequences. At the Lord’s command Gideon destroyed the altar and grove of Baal thus demonstrating that the supposedly mighty Baal was no god, that he was powerless to prevent the desecration of his own altar, that he was powerless against the God of Gideon, the true God of their fathers. As a result there was a great conversion in Israel, a determination to return to the worship of Jehovah and to throw off the yoke of Midian. Gideon was acclaimed their leader.
OUR LESSON relates to the call of Abram (high father), whom God renamed Abraham (father of a multitude), although indirectly the special point of the lesson refers to the calling of Abraham’s seed, natural and spiritual, and the divine bestowments to them, constituting them the centers of hope to the world of mankind.
God tells us that Jesus our Ransom will be mediator of a New Covenant to be testified in due time. As Christians, Jesus is our Advocate and not our Mediator, because through him and by him we have a standing with God and are not at odds. When will this New Covenant take effect? How many covenants are talked about in the Scriptures and when are they applicable? This booklet takes a look at the various covenants and also the sin offerings of the Day of Atonement and their true significance.
This booklet is a detailed look into one of the most misunderstood prophecies of our day. There are different interpretations of this prophecy, are we so sure we have it straight?
Our Lord condemned the Scribes and Pharisees because they allowed the “traditions of men” to take the place of the Word of God! They allowed their traditions to nullify their covenant with God. The Law was designed to be a “school master” to bring them to Christ, so that when he came they would recognize him, but because the truth was so clouded with man-made teachings, they failed to recognize their Messiah. We as Christians are in danger of the same catastrophe. Just as at Jesus’ first coming, all were in expectation, but lost out because the “Word of God” was not that important, now at the time of his “second coming”, all are in expectation, will you lose out?
“It was the Worst of Times…” So what does a quote from a book on the French Revolution have to do with the Bible? Believe it or not the French Revolution is predicted in the books of Daniel and Revelation! One of the most bloody times in our world’s history is but a foreshadow of the “Great Time of Tribulation” predicted by our Lord and the prophets. See the similarities of 1799 and the very day we live in and understand its implications!