To repeat what we started with last week in this series, we are talking about the personality, the makeup, the very essence of the Lord Jesus Christ.
During the past few months, I've been sharing in our local fellowship a revelation from what we commonly refer to as The Sermon on the Mount.
How doest thou this great day? Dost thou take heed to the wherewithal of those about thee? Yea, hath God so instructed thee? I've often wondered what it would be like to suddenly be thrust back into Elizabethan times and try to converse coherently with people who talk like that. Strange, eh what?
Greetings and Solutions! OK, Salutations, too. You WOULD like some solutions today, though, wouldn't you? One solution for Della and me is the fact that I have her back in the office with me at least two or three days a week after a very long period of busyness with family and business activities. That means that I can actually see daylight in my office for the first time in months. Whaddaya think?
Howdy, Howdy, Howdy! During the last three weeks or so, Della has been experiencing increasing pain in her jaw from what turns out to be an abscessed tooth. She’s been having dental work done, and our dentist, Dr. James Stevens, has been giving her antibiotics to bring down the infection.
Good Morning and another Best Day of Your Life! Anyone who knows Della and me is well aware of the fact that we have for a long time partnered with Kenneth Copeland Ministries and Jesse Duplantis Ministries.
Few subjects appear in the Word as frequently as that of Wisdom, and Understanding is not far behind. Scriptures that talk about Wisdom appear 222 times and Scriptures that deal with Understanding appear 156 times.
Have you ever noticed how many times we see the number Seven in the Word? Seven is a number in Scripture which metaphorically represents completeness — a finishing of something.
We got started last week on this look at the number, 12, and the significance it plays in the picture of the New Jerusalem. The New Jerusalem, of course, is the portrayal of the Bride of Christ John saw and wrote about in Revelation 21. Because the number 12 has such significance as a metaphor for the completed Bride, the Bride who has gone through the fire, been tested, and overcame all in order to become the Counterpart and Other Self of the Lord Jesus Christ, we see all of the other intricacies of this number unfold before us.
The exhaustive use of the number 12 in Revelation as John begins to unfold the picture of the New Jerusalem has always astounded me. Talk about mathematical precision. The metaphorical representations draw a picture of the Bride of Christ in a way you just can’t miss! I’ve talked about this in times past, but take another look. When John wrote, “And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband,” the angel of the Lord was showing him the same thing that Ezekiel had seen in a vision. It was not a city in the sense of a physical or geographical place; it was the ensample of a principle: a principle which strikes at the very heart of all that the Lord has been doing in our midst.