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Alleluia! The Lord God Almighty Reigns

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The third Alleluia of the New Covenant Scriptures was expressed through the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures (Revelation 19:4). We need to keep in mind that the Seventh Vial judgment of Revelation 16:17-21 is concurrent with the blowing of the Seventh Trumpet (Revelation 11:15-19), and both of these occur simultaneously with the opening of the Seventh Seal (Revelation 8:1-5). Each are the work of Christ expressed as High Priest (the seals), as the Prophet (the trumpets) and as the King of kings (the vials). The Lord holds all three offices and operates out of them in all of his labors. So when he operates as High Priest, he is acting as The Prophet and The King of kings, all at the same time. The Apocalypse expresses his labors in these offices separately, but the Lord is High Priest, Prophet and King of kings all at the same moment. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2020 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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Our Salvation Is in Christ!

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In 1Peter 1:3 Peter begins his letter with an accolade of the Father for the great salvation he has provided for us. The word blessed (G2128 – eulogetos) is an adjective which the writers of the New Testament use only to describe God. It is not so exclusively treated in the Septuagint,  but even there the word is meant to show great respect for or to celebrate the one to whom it is addressed.  The participle (G2127 –eulogeo) is used to refer to Christians, but the adjective (G2128) is used only to praise and celebrate God. It is also significant that Peter says “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ…” in his doxology, in contrast with “Blessed be the God of Israel”, which was often used in the Old Testament or before Christ (cf. Luke 1:68). No doubt Peter meant to express the fact that Israel, as a nation, had rejected their Messiah, and only those who had received Jesus as their Savior and Lord were then and are now the recipients of God’s grace and peace in abundance (1Peter 1:2; cf. Isaiah 55:1-7). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 4, 2016 in Epistles of Peter

 

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