Tag: prophecy

  • Biblical Principle #247: Curse of One Hanged On a Tree

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, a special curse was placed upon all who were hanged on a tree. Explanation The Law of Moses included special instructions for one who suffered capital punishment (death) by hanging on a tree. GOD pronounced a curse upon these individuals: 22 “Now if a man committed…

  • Biblical Principle #207: Israel to Seek God’s Selected Place (Jerusalem)

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israel was to seek the place where God chose to put His name and be called upon. Explanation Before crossing the Jordan into Canaan, Moses instructed the Israelites that there would be one place in the land where they should go to seek GOD and sacrifice:…

  • Biblical Principle #122: God Sent Plagues Upon Egypt

    Biblical Principles List Principle God sent the plagues upon Egypt so that He could show His great might and superiority over all creation. Explanation Because Pharaoh resisted Moses’ and Aaron’s message from GOD to allow the Israelites to go into the wilderness and worship Him, GOD sent a sequence of plagues upon Egypt. The plagues…

  • Biblical Principle #117: Jacob’s Prophecy of Judah

    Biblical Principles List Principle Jacob prophesied about the Messiah coming from Judah. Explanation When Jacob was near death, he prophesied to each of his sons regarding their family’s future in “the last days.” Jacob’s prophecy for Judah was regarding the Messiah: 8 “Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise;Your hand shall be on…

  • Biblical Principle #115: Jacob Prophesied about the Last Days

    Biblical Principles List Principle Jacob prophesied about the last days. Explanation As Jacob was near death, he assembled his sons and prophesied about each of them. He introduced the conversation by saying: 1 Now Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather together, that I may tell you what shall befall you in the last days:…

  • Biblical Principle #99: Humans Elevated Above Heavenly Creatures

    Biblical Principles List Principle The heavenly creatures—the first sun, moon, and stars of creation—are brought lower than GOD’s elect humans. Explanation Genesis 37 records two dreams that Joseph, son of Jacob, had: 5 Then Joseph had a dream, and reported it to his brothers. 6 Thus he said to them, “Hear this dream I dreamed:…

  • Biblical Principle #97: God Communicated Through Dreams

    Biblical Principles List Principle God communicated through dreams and visions. Explanation Throughout the Bible, GOD spoke or communicated with individuals in multiple ways. Sometimes He spoke directly with them, as He did with Adam, Eve, Cain, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Other times, GOD revealed messages through visions and dreams. GOD told Moses’ siblings: 6 Then…

  • 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…

  • Biblical Principle #76: Isaac was the Child of Promise (Descendants vs Seed)

    Biblical Principles List Principle Isaac was the child of God’s promise. Explanation When GOD told Abraham that Abraham would have a son, Sarah thought logically and gave her handmaid Hagar to Abraham as a wife. Sarah apparently thought there was no way that she would bear that child, so it would have to come from someone…

  • Biblical Principle #70: The Bible Story is About the Fulfillment of Abraham’s Promises

    Biblical Principles List Principle The focus of the entire Bible story is how God fulfilled His promises to Abraham (and his descendants). Explanation We previously established that GOD made Abraham a series of promises as a reward for Abraham’s faith. However, Abraham and all the faithful in Scripture lived their life without receiving the promises.…