Jottings – More Difficult to Master Than a Foreign Language

“Ezekiel


Commenting on Ezekiel 3:4-11 ~

 

Strange languages are more easily mastered than the spiritual hindrance of unbelieving hearts.

 

Feinberg, Charles Lee. The Prophecy of Ezekiel: The Glory of the Lord. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2003. 27. Print.

 

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Jottings – One Thing All True Prophets Have Never Done

“Future


Commenting on Ezekiel 3:1-3 ~

 

No true prophet ever chose his own message.

 

Feinberg, Charles Lee. The Prophecy of Ezekiel: The Glory of the Lord. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2003. 27. Print.

 

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Jottings – Obviously God Is Not Through With The Nation Israel

God is not through with the nation Israel


Commenting on Jeremiah 23:7-8 ~~

 

This is one of the most remarkable prophecies in the Word of God. The oldest religious holiday celebrated today is the Jewish Passover. Regardless of whether the Jew is reformed or orthodox, he remembers the Passover, because it is the celebration of the miraculous deliverance of the Jews out of Egypt. Now God is saying, “The day is coming when I will bring them back into their land that they will forget the deliverance out of Egypt and they will remember this new deliverance which I intend to accomplish.” It will be that tremendous! Obviously God is not through with the nation Israel, my friend.

 

McGee, J. Vernon. Thru the Bible Commentary: The Prophets (Jeremiah/Lamentations). electronic ed. Vol. 24. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1991. Print.

 

 

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The Dispensations – A Chart By R P Amos

Dispensations Chart

 

The Dispensations chart by Randy Amos (click the chart for full size) provides a helpful overview of the dispensations. Brother Amos provides the following explanation of his chart (emphasis mine):

Dispensation does not mean a ‘time period’ but it involves time. Just like the word ‘marriage’ does not mean a time period but it involves time. A dispensation is a new means for living that God, at various stages in human history, has entrusted to mankind to affect his life. Man however, eventually fails and God sends a special judgment, but yet in grace continues His eternal purpose. Dispensations will reveal the failure of man no matter what has been entrusted to him. It will leave him to glory in God alone.

Whatever God chooses to dispense to man does not disappear, as the chart will show. Its basic truth still will have a purpose now and in the kingdom. Even the law, though the church is not under law, still serves a purpose in giving the knowledge of sin. For example, when a man marries he is no longer under his father’s authority but his father can still serve a purpose for him. Dispensations will help one see what has been dispensed to them and therefore how to correctly serve God.

Dispensations is not an ‘ism’ or a system of interpretation but observation. It’s simply believing God’s recorded history, statements and prophecies as found in His Bible.

Some Scriptures for the chart on dispensations:

  • 1. Free Will – Gen. 1:26-28; 2:16,17; 3:21 / Rev. 22:17.
  • 2. Conscience – Gen. 3:7 / Rom. 2:14,15 / Gen. 6:7,12 / Gen. 6:8 / Rom 2:15
  • 3. Government – Gen. 9:6; 11:6-8 / Rom. 13:4.
  • 4. Promise – Gal. 3:18 / Gen. 12:1-3, 7/ Exodus 5:1-4; 12:12, 13/ Gal. 3:29.
  • 5. Law – Ex. 24:12; 19:8 / Deut. 28:15 / Jer. 36:4-27 / Matt. 27:22,23 / 2Chron. 36:12-21; 36:22-23 / Acts 13:46 / Rom. 3:20.
  • 6. Grace – Eph. 3:2 / Acts 2:38,47 / Heb. 10:29 / 1Tim. 4:1-3 / 2Tim. 3:1-5 / Rev. 6 & 7 / Eph. 2:8,9.
  • 7. Kingdom – Isaiah 11/ Matt. 25:31 / Rev. 5:10; 11:15; 20:4-9; 21:1.

 

Thanks Randy!

 

Links:
Videos of Randy Amos teaching the dispensations: God’s Plan For The Ages Note: the audio quality of the introduction video is poor. You may wish to skip to session 2. Also, session 14 is apparently missing.

Randy Amos’ website: Thinking 7

 

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Audio: Daniel 7 – Of Violence And Nations [Part 2 of 2]

 

“I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed. Daniel 7:13-14 ESV

 

Recorded Sunday March 10, 2013 at the Oxford Bible Chapel, Oxford, PA.

Correction: At the 10:50 mark I inadvertently said “in Heaven,” I should have said “on Earth.”

 

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Audio: Daniel 7 – Of Violence And Nations [Part 1 of 2]

 

Daniel declared, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the great sea. And four great beasts came up out of the sea, different from one another…” Daniel 7:2-3 ESV

 

Recorded Sunday March 10, 2013 at the Oxford Bible Chapel, Oxford, PA.

 

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Jottings – Biblical Prophesy Fulfilled

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All the different epochs of the remarkable history of Israel were predicted long before they were reached. Their sojourn in Egypt and servitude, as well as the duration of that period, was announced to Abraham. The Babylonian captivity of 70 years and the return of a remnant to occupy the land once more was announced by the pre-exile prophets, who also predicted a far greater and longer exile, their present world-wide dispersion and a return which up to 1914 has not yet come.1

Fulfilled prophecy is indeed a potent argument for the divine inspiration of the Bible. The above quote, written in 1914 and first published in 1917, clearly alludes to the Biblical prophecy (written thousands of years earlier) that Israel would one day return to the land, yet again.

Some 30+ years after the above quoted article was written and first published the modern day State of Israel came into existence.

1Arno C. Gaebelein. “Fulfilled Prophecy A Potent Argument For The Bible.” The Fundamentals, Vol. II. Ed. R. A. Torrey, A. C. Dixon. Los Angeles: The Bible Institute of Los Angeles. 1917. p. 118.

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