Preparing the Way of the Lord

Announcements; 2018

A very warm welcome to our visitors and friends!   10 Oct:  New Noon-  The first visible light of the new moon was seen from Jerusalem after sunset this evening; making 11 Oct the first day of the eighth biblical month. See yesterday’s COG News post for our future plans.   7 Oct:   Monday is Thanksgiving Day […]

Judges 1 – 2

Introduction Deuteronomy is a warning that possession of the promised land is absolutely dependent on our continuing to live by every Word of God, while Joshua is a lesson that it is only through faith and a diligent living by every Word of God that Satan and sin can be conquered.  The books of Judges, […]

Joshua 22 – 24

Joshua 22 Joshua speaks to the two and a half tribes which had chosen to live east of the Jordan River and releases them to cross back over to their land on the east of Jordan. Joshua 22:1 Then Joshua called the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, 22:2 And said […]

Joshua 20 – 21

Joshua 20 Cities of Refuge Joshua 20:1 The LORD also spake unto Joshua, saying, 20:2 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses: 20:3 That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and they […]

Joshua 16 – 19

Joshua 16 The Division of the land in Joshua’s time Joshua 16:1 And the lot of the children of Joseph fell from Jordan by Jericho, unto the water of Jericho on the east, to the wilderness that goeth up from Jericho throughout mount Bethel, 16:2 And goeth out from Bethel to Luz, and passeth along unto […]

Joshua 13 – 15

Joshua 13 Joshua 13:1 Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and the LORD said unto him, Thou art old and stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much land to be possessed. The God who was later made flesh as Jesus Christ then reveals the remainder of the land he will give […]

Joshua 11 – 12

Joshua 11 After Israel’s conquest of the south of the land, the northern Canaanites came together to fight against Israel and the campaign to control the land turned to the north. Joshua 11:1 And it came to pass, when Jabin king of Hazor had heard those things, that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, […]

Joshua 9 – 10

Joshua 9 There are many good lessons that we can learn from the adventures of Joshua and Israel in entering the physical promised land. When the rulers of many Canaanite cities in the land heard of the destruction of Jericho and Ai, they confederated together to come out to war against the common enemy, yet the inhabitants […]

Joshua 7 – 8

Joshua 7 The sin of Achan Joshua 7:1 But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the children […]

Joshua 5 – 6

Joshua 5 The local rulers were filled with the fear of God because of the miracle in stopping the spring flood of Jordan so that Israel could pass over. Joshua 5:1 And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, which were on the side of Jordan westward, and all the kings […]

Joshua 3 – 4

Joshua 3 Joshua 3:1 And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim [Acacia Wood], and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over. Three days after the people came to the Jordan river they were told to make ready to cross 3:2 And it […]

Joshua 1 – 2

Introduction Deuteronomy is about preparing to enter the physical promised land as an allegory of how to prepare to attain to the spiritual Promised Land of eternal life, and is a warning that possession of the land is absolutely contingent on living by every Word of God.  Joshua is about the inheritance of the physical […]

Deuteronomy 28 – 30

Deuteronomy 28 In this latter day, Israel [the Anglo Saxon peoples] and Judah are under the protection of God so that God may fulfill the promises he made to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses.  We have been given choice blessings and we have responded by filling our lands with abominations and great rebellion against the Word […]

Deuteronomy 23 – 27

Deuteronomy 23 In reference to verse one below: Persons being excluded from assembling at the Holy Place in the presence of God because of physical  imperfections has a spiritual counterpart in that the willfully sinful and spiritually imperfect sinners will be excluded from the resurrection of the faithful; not being holy as God is holy, having no […]

Deuteronomy 18 – 22

Deuteronomy 18 Wages for the Temple service The Levites including the priests who are serving in the Temple are to have a portion of those sacrifices which are not totally burned in the fire.  These offerings are explained in the book of instruction for the Levites: Leviticus. Deuteronomy 18:1 The priests the Levites, and all the […]

Deuteronomy 13 – 17

Deuteronomy 13 Miracles and fulfilled predictions are not proof of godliness or of anyone being a messenger from God.  God’s messengers often foretell events and do perform miracles by the power of God, but Satan’s agents can also do these things.   God tells Moses and tells us, how to discern the difference between the true […]

Deuteronomy 7 – 12

Deuteronomy 7 Just as God caused Israel to destroy or drive many of the wicked Canaanites out of the Promised Land and then removed Israel for their sins; he will also severely correct modern physical and spiritual Israel for breaking the commandments of God.  What applies to physical Israel also applies to the spiritual Israel of the New Covenant; […]

Deuteronomy 1 – 6

The Fifth Book of Moses is: A WARNING to Judah and to ALL Israel; that the gift of the physical and ultimately the spiritual Promised Land and remaining in that Promised Land. was and is; entirely and totally CONDITIONAL on obedience to every Word of Almighty God! Because today’s Judah does not obey the commandments of God, they […]

Walter Veith on Bible Translations

Walter Veith is an Adventist lecturer and while I do not agree with much Adventist teaching this is a good series on the History of Bible Translations.  In the second lecture he presents some of the major differences between the Textus Recptus and today’s modern mistranslations, of which the NKJV is by far the worst; […]

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