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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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Overview of the Tabernacle in Detail

Jun 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Special Features (click on Article name)

This overview goes in great detail of the Tabernacle itself, such as the curtains and why specific colors where chosen and what they represent as well as the symbolism of the metals.

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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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Exodus Chapter 32, The Golden Calf, Moses Breaks Tablets, People drink the Calf

Jul 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Exodus, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

Verses 1–6 are a historical commentary on what took place at the foot of Mount Sinai in Moses’ absence. In verses 7–14 God informed Moses, who was still up on the mount, about the events just described by the commentator. We will consider these verses in more detail. When Moses delayed to come down from the mount, the people demanded that Aaron make gods to go before them in returning to Egypt (Acts 7:37–40). Moses was on Mount Sinai for 40 days and nights. We do not know how much time elapsed before the molten calf was built, but probably about 10 days remained from the time the people went to Aaron; that is, they may have waited a month before going to him.

What seemingly justified the people in taking up this matter with Aaron? What were they thinking? They reasoned that Moses was dead and that thus he was not coming back. They showed disrespect for Moses in saying, “This Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt …” They lacked faith and felt they were abandoned in the desert. Hence they were thinking about going back to Egypt.

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Isaiah Chapter 66: Great Time of Trouble, Holy Remnant, Gog and Magog

Jun 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Isaiah, Psalm 83 and Gog & Magog, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

It would seem that this verse is not intended to be understood in either a figurative or a symbolic fashion but, rather, in a literal sense, for its meaning is suited to be grasped by the natural man—both Jew and Gentile. The background of verse 6 is described in greater detail in verses 15–18, and the climactic fulfillment is reached in verse 19. In other words, verse 19 refers to a particular sign God has set or determined in order to clearly and unequivocally convince all individuals on hand at the scene of action in the environs of “the city” of Jerusalem of the meaning and purpose of the representative gathering of all nations to that locale. What is that purpose? They are to witness (1) the defeat and destruction of the host of Gog and (2) the purging of natural Israel, leaving behind a Holy Remnant (Isa. 4:2–4).

Although three voices are noted in verse 6, in reality all of the voices are somewhat synonymous in occurrence, and all share a common causal factor. The voice of noise from the city refers to the tumult and outcries appertaining to Jacob’s Trouble, which will be centered in Jerusalem, and particularly to the various climactic judgments to be inflicted upon the host of Gog as well as the purging of Israel itself by the Lord (Isa. 4:4). The “voice from the temple” and the “voice of the LORD that rendereth recompence to his enemies” should probably be considered in a literal sense to mean that God’s voice will thunder a rebuke from heaven above the Temple mount. Accompanied by a large visual manifestation of Christ’s crucifixion suffering on Golgotha Hill in AD 33, God’s voice will perhaps say, “This is my beloved Son. Hear ye him” (Zech. 12:10).

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