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Heaven 8

Posted: June 15, 2017 in Heaven
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Welcome, last week we read that God is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  All three are spiritual
beings that fill the entire universe.  All three are omnipresent which means they are always present everywhere at
the same time.  God cannot be contained by heaven.

In fact, let’s read that God was alive before the heavens and God actually made the heavens.

Psalms 8:3  When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you
have set in place.

Psalms 33:6  By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry hosts by the breath of his mouth.

Psalms 102:25  In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your
hands.

Jeremiah 32:17  “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you made the heavens and the earth by your great power and out-
stretched arm.

Collssians 1:16  For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible,
whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities;  all things have been created through him and for him.

Not only does God fill the earth, the heavens and the universe, he created the earth, the heavens and the universe.

Next week, the conclusion to heaven.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

CONCLUSION 1:  Let’s review our study of the Old Testament and how the Israelite nation came into existence.

Adam and Eve were the first people to live on earth.  In Hebrew, Adam means “to be red.”  This may refer to
the ruddy color of his skin.  In Hebrew, Eve means “source of life.”  She was the mother of all the living.

Adam and Eve had two sons.  Cain committed the first murder by killing his brother Abel.  Adam and Eve had
another son to replace Abel.  They named him Seth.  The descendants of Seth followed the Lord.  The
descendants of Cain did not follow the Lord.

The sons and daughters of Adam and Eve and their descendants joined together and had sex to
populate the earth.  Technically, this was considered incest.  In Genesis, this was allowed because human
genetics were far more free of defects.  Sin wasn’t as prevalent yet.  The chance of birth defects was far less likely.
Fore more detailed information on incest, please read Old Testament 3 – 4.

Following Seth’s lineage leads us to Noah.

Noah was instructed to build an Ark.  Because of mans sin, God destroyed the earth and all of the people.
Only Noah’s family and the animals on the Ark and the animals in the sea survived.

After the flood, Noah’s children and their descendants joined together and had sex to repopulate the
earth.

Next week we will continue our review with CONCLUSION 2.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

Old Testament 33

Posted: February 9, 2017 in Old Testament
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Last week we read that Solomon was the third king of Israel.  He was responsible for building the Temple of God.

After Solomon’s death, his kingdom was torn in two.  The Kingdom of Israel in the north and the Kingdom of Judah
in the south.  Both Jewish kingdoms practiced idolatry.

God sent prophets to admonish the Jews, but they refused to change their ways.  Because of this, God did not
provide peace and security for the Jews.

In 722 BC, the northern kingdom fell to the Assyrians.  The Kingdom of Israel came to an end.

Almost one hundred and fifty years later the southern kingdom would fall to the Babylonians.  The Temple of God
was destroyed in 586BC.

2 Kings 25:8-9  “In the fifth month…  Nebuzaradan, the captain of the bodyguard, a servant of the Babylon King,
came to Jerusalem.  He burned the House of the Lord, the kings house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, every
great house he burned down.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

Old Testament 32

Posted: February 2, 2017 in Old Testament
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As we read last week, David was the second king of Israel.

The third king of Israel was David’s son, Solomon.  He built the first Temple of God in 957 bc (before Christ).

The Temple of God was similar to the Tent of Meetings (see Salvation 7-10 in the category column to the left).
The difference is that the Temple of God was a permanent structure.  It was built in Jerusalem, the capital city of
Israel.

2 Chronicles 3:1  Then Solomon began to build the Temple of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the
Lord had appeared to his father David.

The Ark of the Covenant was placed in the back room of the inner sanctuary, the Most Holy Place.  Inside the Ark
was the two tablets of the 10 Commandments, Aaron’s rod and a pot of Mana.  If you remember, Mana was a bread
like substance that tasted like a wafer with honey.  It fell from heaven and fed the Israelites in the second month of
their escape from Egypt.

On top of the Ark of the Covenant were two Cherubim (Angel) statues.  The Holy Spirit appeared between these
statues and would speak to the High Priests.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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Last week we read that God stripped Saul from being Israel’s first King.  He had been king for forty-two years.

God sent Samuel to find another king.

1 Samuel 16:1  … “I am sending you to Jesse of Bethleham.  I have chosen one of his sons to be king.

In Bethleham, Samuel saw Eliab and though, “Surely the Lord’s anointed stands here before the Lord.”

1 Samuel 16:7  But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him.
The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.  Man looks at the outward appearance, but the
Lord looks at the heart.

Jesse had seven of his sons pass by but not one of them was chosen by God.

1 Samuel 16:11 “There is still the youngest, “Jesse answered, “but he is tending the sheep.”

Jesse sent for David, the youngest son and still only a boy.  He was ruddy (reddish brown), with a fine
appearance and handsome features.

Then the Lord said,  “Rise and anoint him;  he is the one.”  From this day on the Spirit of the Lord came
upon David in power.

A short time later, David kills the nine foot Philistine (Goliath) with a sling and rock.  Even later, David leads his
army to many victories with Gods blessing.  After his many victories, the Lord said, “You will shepherd my
people Israel, and you will become their ruler.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

Old Testament 29

Posted: January 12, 2017 in Old Testament
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Joshua has led the Israelites into the Promised Land.

Led by God, the first city that Joshua and the Israelites conquered was Jericho.

Joshua 6:20  When the trumpets sounded, the people shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the people
gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed;  so every man charged straight in, and they took the city.

After Jericho, Joshua sent 30,000 of his best fighting men and attached the city of Ai.  They destroyed Ai.

By Gods command, Joshua and his army destroyed all of the southern cities of the Promised Land.  After that, they
conquered all of the northern kings and kingdoms.

Joshua 21:43  So the Lord gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their forefathers, and they took
possession of it and settled there.

After conquering the entire land, the twelve tribes of Israel were alotted land to possess.

You might be wondering how a loving God can command his people to conquer and destroy other
people?

The book of Joshua should be read as a book of history and redemption.  How God, to whom the whole world be-
longs, at one stage in history, reconquered a portion of this world and their false Gods.

The Lord’s triumph over the Canaanites testified to the world that the God of Israel is the one true and living God,
whose claim on the world is absolute.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

Old Testament 27

Posted: December 29, 2016 in Old Testament
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Last week we read that the Israelites reached the land of Canaan or the promised land or the land of milk and
honey.

After exploring the land, the twelve scouts were afraid.  They said “We can’t attack these people;  they are stronger
than we are.”  The Israelites grumbled and wished they had died in Egypt or in the desert.

The Lord spoke to Moses at the Tent of Meeting.

Numbers 14:11  The Lord said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me with contempt?”  How
long will they refuse to believe me, in spite of all the miraculous signs I have performed among them?

Numbers 14:23  -not one of them will ever see the land I promised on oath to their forefathers.

Everyone of the Israelites twenty years old or more will not see the promised land because they did
not trust the Lord.  They disobeyed him by not entering the promised land of Canaan.

Numbers 14:33  Your children will be shepards here for forty years, suffering for your unfaithfulness,
until the last of your bodies lies in the desert.

Numbers 32:13  The Lord’s anger burned against Israel and he made them wander in the wilderness forty
years, until the whole generation of those who had done evil in his sight was gone.

The Israelites wandered in the desert.  Although the above scripture mentions wilderness, this means 
they were in a state of desolate, barren, no city to dwell in, a solitary way.

Next week, the forty years of wandering are over.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff