Tag: Jerusalem

  • Biblical Principle #241: Israel’s Settlement of Difficult Cases

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave instructions for handling difficult court cases. Explanation Certain court cases were too difficult for Israel’s local judges to know how to settle without assistance. GOD told Moses how Israel was to handle these difficult court cases: 8 “If there is some matter you are…

  • Biblical Principle #218: Israel to Celebrate Feast of Tabernacles

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israel was to annually observe the Feast of Tabernacles between the fifteenth and twenty-first day of the seventh month. Explanation The seventh month of the religious calendar (September-October) held three significant events: The Feast of Tabernacles, which is also referred to as the Feast of Booths…

  • Biblical Principle #84: A Shadow Points Toward a Substance

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Bible, a shadow points towards a future substance. Explanation When GOD tested Abraham by telling him to sacrifice Isaac, there was a deeper significance than simply what was happening in those moments. As we previously established, GOD sent Abraham to a specific location—Mount Moriah—which was later the site of…

  • Why Israel’s Babylonian Return is an Important Shadow

    When GOD cast the people of Judah from His presence, they spent 70 years exiled in Babylon. Afterward, a fraction of those who remained made the long journey to their homeland. GOD gathered a remnant of Israel back to the land He gave them. Continuing our theme of shadows and substances, this post examines how…

  • Is Jesus Dead?

    Is Jesus dead? No, Jesus is very much alive today. In the months leading up to His crucifixion, Jesus repeatedly foretold what would happen—that He would be betrayed into the hands of the Jewish religious leaders, that He would die and that He would arise from the grave after three days and three nights. From that…

  • James, the Brother of Jesus

    [This is an incomplete yet-to-be-organized “dumping ground” of notes collected on James, the brother of Jesus.]

  • Christ, Our Passover Lamb (Why Jesus Being Our Passover Lamb Matters)

    Have you thought about what it means that Jesus is our Passover lamb? Let’s look at why this metaphor is so important and why its depth of meaning is often overlooked. Early in his gospel account, the apostle John wrote: 29 The next day John [the Baptist] saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb…

  • December 29 – Revelation (part 3)

    Reading Rev. 8:7-13:18 Devotional The seven angels sounded their trumpets, one after another, and various events occurred following each trumpet sound. Each of these events was some form of suffering or death for people on the earth, and the descriptions of these events closely resemble the ten plagues GOD sent on Pharaoh in Moses’ days.…

  • December 11 – Paul Arrested in Jerusalem

    Reading Acts 21:17-23:35 Devotional When Paul arrived in Jerusalem, in the spring of 58 A.D., he was greeted warmly. The following day he went to see James, the brother of Jesus, and the elders. Paul reported to them all of the things GOD had done among the Gentiles through their ministry. They praised GOD at…

  • December 10 – Paul Travels to Jerusalem

    Reading  Acts 20:3b-21:16  Devotional Having left Ephesus and returned to Corinth for three months, Paul and his companions are headed towards Jerusalem, apparently for the purpose of delivering the Corinthians’ gift of financial aid to the needy Christians in Jerusalem (1 Cor. 16:1-4). However, the Jews there in Greece made a plot against Paul (Acts…