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Hosanna to the King!

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After finding the animals the disciples returned to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives (Luke 19:35-38). They then placed their garments upon the animals and Jesus on the colt and marched toward the Eastern Gate of Jerusalem. While they went they placed their garments in the path of the colt upon which Jesus rode, while they shouted “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest” (Luke 19:38). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2018 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Jesus Arrives on the Mount of Olives

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The trip from Jericho to Jerusalem is seventeen miles,[1] and we’ve now come to final week of Jesus’ public ministry and life upon this earth. Six days before the Feast Day of the Passover (John 12:1), we find Jesus and his disciples at the top of Mount Olivet near a place called Bethphage and the eastern gate of Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1; Mark 11:1). Luke includes Bethany when describing the place on the mount where Jesus temporarily halted his journey (Luke 19:29). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2018 in Gospel of Luke

 

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The Way of Balaam

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Jude spoke of the error of Balaam (Jude 1:11), which was that one could manipulate God into cursing those he has blessed. Revelation tells us about the doctrine of Balaam (Revelation 2:14), which concerned getting Israel to worship Baal of Peor instead of or as though he were the God of Israel. However, Peter’s epistle concerns itself with the way of Balaam or the **method** he used to deceive Israel into doing what he wanted done. In 2Kings 18:18-21 Elijah, the prophet, confronted King Ahab of Israel who had sent out the prophets (teachers) of Baal into all the tribes of Israel. In doing so, he was able to corrupt Israel and draw them away from the God of Israel. This is what Balaam did by telling Balak to send women (prophetesses) into the camps of Israel to deceive them into following after the ways of Baal, rather than the ways of God. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2017 in Epistles of Peter

 

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