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Isaiah Chapter 65: Sins of Israel, The Kingdom Come

Jan 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Isaiah, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

Although these are valuable lessons for the Christian, when verse 24 is considered in context, it shows that there will be prayer in the Kingdom Age. Jesus said, “It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer” (Matt. 21:13). Truly the Third Temple will be a “house of prayer for all people” (Isa. 56:7). While the Kingdom will be an age of sight and works, as opposed to the age of faith now, prayer will always be in order.

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Zechariah Chapter 11: Flock of the Slaughter, Beauty and Bands

Oct 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name), Zechariah

Chapter 11 is perhaps the most difficult chapter to explain in the Book of Zechariah. We are not in a position to know all the details, but we will suggest clues that lead in the proper direction.

Now comes a strange picture about two “staves,” or staffs. “And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.” Zechariah had two staffs in his hand. The name of one staff was Beauty; the name of the other was Bands. The NIV calls them, respectively, Favor and Union.

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Jotham’s Parable

Aug 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Miscellanious Topics, MP3 Sermons (Click on Sermon name), Prophetic

There are about four different lessons you can extract from this one Parable from the book of Judges (chapter 9). When Jotham, the only surviving legitimate son of Gideon, uttered this parable from Mount Gerizim to the people below who made Abimelech to rule over them, to replace the vacuum that happened when Gideon died. Its possible to deduce by this parable that perhaps some of the sons of Gideon were asked (pictured by the Olive and Fig trees and the vine), but they felt they could best serve their brethren differently according to their talents. Their picking of a despicable overly ambitious person, Abimelech, to take the task was to their ultimate ruin. Jotham pronounces a curse on them as well as Abimelech. So what other lessons can we get from this?

What happened to the early Church after Jesus and the Apostles died? What filled that vacuum and ruled over the Lord’s heritage? Can we fall into the same pitfalls today? Can we elect those to oversee in the office of elder, who are not fit? What will be the outcome?

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