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Jesus Rejoices

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The rejoicing of Jesus is to be found in the words he spoke to his disciples and in his prayer to the Father. They were spoken in the Spirit, just as his commands in Matthew 28:18-20 (cf. Acts 1:1-2) were done in the Spirit. Jesus’ rejoicing arose out of his hearing that the demons were subject to his disciples (Luke 10:20). The disciples were warned not to rejoice in this thing, probably because it was an occasion for God alone to rejoice in. Rather, the disciples were to rejoice in the fact that their names were written in heaven, i.e. they were citizens of the Kingdom of God. Nevertheless, Jesus rejoiced, taking his pleasure in the news of Satan’s defeat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Abram in Victory

Abram was able to foil the ambitious plans of Chedorlaomer and the great men of the east. In the course of human events international political and economic struggles occur, but Abram didn’t concern himself in such matters. Rather, he concerned himself with the plan of God, and although God does use human events for the benefit of his people, God is not necessarily behind those events. Lot became caught up in the power struggle that developed over who would profit through the trade tariffs levied on goods traveling between Egypt and Mesopotamia. Lot had grown deeply involved in Sodom’s culture and was no longer viewed by outsiders as someone apart from that society. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2014 in Abraham, Walking with God

 

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The LORD Said Unto My Lord

Some of those who hold a low view of Jesus try to say that Psalm 110:1 is proof positive that Jesus is no more than a man. They conclude this, because they claim their Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon (BDB) says that the form of adonai (H136) used does not pertain to God anywhere in the Bible. They conclude that it has to do with men only and therefore Jesus cannot be God. Notice the Scripture: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2010 in Jesus, Religion

 

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