Posts Tagged ‘ Korah ’

Malachi Chapter 2: What God thinks of the Disobedient, Levi, Divorce

Mar 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Malachi, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

It is hard to “turn many away from iniquity” if one is not a good example himself of walking properly before God. The priesthood of Malachi’s day was doing the opposite and, consequently, was leading many into iniquity.

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Psalm Chapter 45: The Bride of Christ and the Marriage

Dec 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Psalms, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

The beginning of Psalm 45 pictures Jesus as a King. When David wrote, “Thou [Jesus] art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips,” this accolade did not necessarily apply only during Jesus’ earthly ministry, although the examples were numerous. The praetorian guard was sent out to hear Jesus speak at Galilee and apprehend him if he said anything against Pilate or the priesthood, but they returned without him. When questioned by the Pharisees, those of the guard said, “We could not arrest him, for no man has ever spoken like this man. We could not catch him on any word.” An example is his saying, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s” (Matt. 22:21). How could the guard apprehend someone who spoke like that? Certainly they could not accuse Jesus of being a traitor when he said yes to both Caesar and God, with each in his respective place. Another example of grace being poured into Jesus’ lips was his Sermon on the Mount, with the ten “blesseds”: “Blessed are the poor in spirit,” “Blessed are they that mourn,” “Blessed are the meek,” “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness,” “Blessed are the merciful,” etc. (Matt. 5:3-11,16). In addition, he gave beautiful parables.

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1 Corinthians Chapter 10: Lessons from Israel in the Wilderness, Meat Offered to Idols, The Lord’s Supper

Nov 19th, 2009 | By | Category: 1 & 2 Corinthians, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

Just as the Israelites back there were under God’s protection, so when we consecrate, we are under the shadow of the Almighty. We go under the cherubim curtain and enter the Holy of the Tabernacle under His protection. This is the common experience of all true Christians who dedicate themselves to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition, the rock Moses smote, out of which came water, represented Christ, and that Rock was a moving Rock. The Israelites “drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them,” keeping them under God’s care. In other words, what happened literally to the children of Israel back in Moses’ day has a spiritual counterpart with God’s people during the Gospel Age.

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Exodus Chapter 6 God Promises to Deliver Israel from Pharaoh, Lineage of Aaron

Jul 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Exodus, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

We are in a much better position today—4,000 years later—to understand the experiences in the Wilderness than the Israelites back there, for we have the benefit of God’s deeds over the years, as recorded in Scripture. Israel’s experiences were relatively limited, so we can commiserate, to a certain extent, even with their complaining initially. The nation of Israel, which had started with the children of Jacob, went back only 200-plus years at this time. However, as the miracles occurred, the people should have stored up a memory bank to increase their faith. We, as Christians, can avoid discouragement by thinking back on how God originally called us and then led us step by step into clearer and clearer understanding. Tracing providences increases faith. We look back at past providences and look forward to future promises.

Moses grew and learned. His long oration in the Book of Deuteronomy just before his death shows his maturity. We, too, have to grow from a babe into the full stature of a man in Christ Jesus. And we are assisted when we assemble together, for we learn from one another’s mistakes and strengths.

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Psalms 46 and 81

Jul 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Miscellanious Topics, MP3 Sermons (Click on Sermon name), Prophetic, Psalm 83 and Gog & Magog

Psalm 46 discusses the Great Time of Trouble and Jacob’s Trouble. Here we as Christians have the promise that God will help us “right early” in the dawning of our resurrection change. But the Holy Remnant of the Nation of Israel who survive the Gog and Magog invasion, will survive because helped by the Lord God Himself. The glorified Bride of Christ will behold with their eyes the works of God from heaven itself.

In Psalm 81 God reminds Israel of all that He had done for them when He saved them from Egypt. He will pour them out a blessing so big, if only they will accept Him and listen to Him. This promise is still valid for the Jew today.

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The Book of Jude

Jun 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Jude, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

It seems providential that the Book of Jude is found next to the final book in the Bible, the Book of Revelation, which is one of the last books to be understood this side of the veil. The Epistles of John (not the Gospel), the Epistle of Jude, and the Revelation of John—all three of these last messages to the Church—each contain special prophetic warnings and admonitions with respect to the future. Moreover, each sequential message, as it is given, contains increasingly greater detail and thus ascends in importance. First, there is John’s allusion in his epistle to Antichrist and its identity; then comes Jude’s stern message; and finally the Apocalyptic scene of events of the Gospel Age provides an overview that helps us, in turn, to locate, identify, and further understand the climactic predictions of the age, particularly its conclusion.

Let us observe how strange it is that Jude’s epistle is sandwiched between the two messages of the same apostle John—between his epistles and his Apocalypse. Does not this placement of Jude suggest to us the possibility—nay, the probability—that these last three perhaps least-studied, least-understood books are to be considered as a special triad or unit unto themselves, which in due process of time would assume greater import?

The Book of Jude seems to have been written especially for the end of the age. What is the evidence or proof for such a statement? Verses 14 and 15 of the epistle inform us that Enoch prophesied of conditions that would prevail in the last time or day, and this prophecy of Enoch was directed against a class that Jude himself repeatedly refers to in his epistle. This book provides a rather startling revelation of conditions that will exist not in the world but in the Church, and it is from this standpoint that we will consider the letter.

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Korah’s Rebellion – Numbers 16

Mar 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Character Studies, Tabernacle or Temple

An indepth look into the rebellion that the Levite Korah instigated to usurp leadership of the Priesthood. He did not understand or care to understand that God selected Aaron, he thought he was just as good and should have a share in the work of the Tabernacle. This is a look at the character of Korah and his cohorts and the retribution that they received for their actions

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