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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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1 Kings Chapter 21: Naboth’s Vineyard, Elijah prophecies of Jezebel’s death

Dec 15th, 2009 | By | Category: 1 & 2 Kings, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

What does Naboth’s vineyard represent? We are inclined to think it was the Lord’s vineyard before Constantine’s day because Naboth was betrayed and Jezebel was involved in the acquisition of his vineyard and death (verse 15). Naboth himself represents the Lord’s true people, who had custody of the vineyard. We are reminded of the vineyard in Song 1:6. Naboth was betrayed and slain as an individual. The Elijah picture commences in A.D. 539, the beginning of the 1,260 years, whereas the Naboth class existed earlier. Constantine called together various religious groups and took advice from pagan priests.

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Isaiah Chapter 4: Christendom, Holy Remnant

Nov 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Isaiah, Psalm 83 and Gog & Magog, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

In verse 1, if “in that day” applies to the nominal Church during the seven phases of its experience, then the phrase would also apply to the Gospel Age. However, in verse 2, the phrase “in that day” refers to the glorification of Israel at the end of the present age when the Kingdom is established in power and glory. The Jewish survivors of the Gog and Magog invasion of the Holy Land will have a wonderful experience.

For “them that are escaped of Israel,” the Revised Standard has “the survivors of Israel [in Jacob’s Trouble].” That the survivors will be very highly honored, and why they will be “beautiful and glorious” and “the fruit” most pleasant, will be shown subsequently.

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Deuteronomy Chapter 24: Divorce, kidnapping, Leprosy, The Poor

Jul 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Deuteronomy, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

. The Law gives us God’s thinking. We study the Law to learn what His thinking is on certain subjects, one reason being that the New (Law) Covenant will be in operation during the Kingdom Age. Changes will be made, but nevertheless, the New Covenant will be along natural lines. Some Christians have never studied the Law. With the cost of Bibles being so reasonable in our country today, there is no excuse for not being familiar with the Old and the New Testaments. An allowance is made for babes in Christ, the recently consecrated. The responsibility differs according to availability, the length of one’s consecration, and other factors.

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Isaiah Chapter 4 Seven Women, Ecclesiastical, Holy Remnant

Jul 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Psalm 83 and Gog & Magog, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

The fourth chapter of Isaiah emphasizes the Holy Remnant in no uncertain terms. Notice the repetition of terms in verses 2–4: Israel, Zion, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Zion, and Jerusalem. The terms are more or less synonymous, all referring to natural Israel. And notice the repetition of phrases referring to survivors in verses 2–4: “them that are escaped,” “he that is left,” “he that remaineth,” and “even every one that is written among the living.” What could be more emphatic? The Lord plainly uses repetition to impress these points upon us.

When those of the Gog element who live through the trouble go back as eyewitnesses to their home governments, they will say, “Not only did God spare these Jews, but we saw the salvation and glory with our own eyes.” God has promised to fight for Israel as He did in days of old. “Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle” (Zech. 14:3). Both the surviving Jews and the surviving Gentiles on the scene will recognize that God is fighting for the Holy Remnant. The Gentile eyewitnesses will report that God is the God of Israel, the Holy One of Israel. The emphasis on the purging of the Jews in Jacob’s Trouble is fourfold in verse 4: He will (1) wash away the filth of the daughters of Zion and (2) purge the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof (3) by the spirit of judgment and (4) by the spirit of burning.

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