• Teachings

    The Ark of the Covenant in the Temple and the Four Faces of the Living Creatures

    Favorite0In several sections of the Bible, “the living creatures” and their “four faces” or appearances are talked about.  One verse that speaks of them is Ezekiel chapter 1, verse 10.  In this passage of scripture, each of four living creatures had four faces. Their faces were described as follows: 6 Each one had four faces, and each one had four wings…. 10 As for the likeness of their faces, each had the face of a man; each of the four had the face of a lion on the right side, each of the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and each of the four had the face of an eagle. Ezekiel 1:6, 10 These four living creatures which had these four faces, were with God’s Presence as God’s Presence left the temple of the Hebrews (Ezekiel chapter 10, and Ezekiel chapter 1).  God was leaving because of the willful sins and rebellion of His people.…

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    Sinful Human Nature Parallels the Four Faces of the Living Creatures

    Favorite0          1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.       2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry.       3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that          these stones become bread.”        4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every           word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”       5 Then the devil took Him up to the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple,  6 and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down.  For it is written, ‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’ and, ‘In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.’”       7 Jesus said to…

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    Summarizing the Bread & Cup of the Lord’s Supper

    Favorite0 Regarding the cross, the meaning of the bread and the cup can be summarized as follows: BREAD CUP 1 Peter 2:24, Hebrews 10:10, 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 Colossians 1:14, Ephesians 1:7, Romans 5:9 Deliverance from sin Forgiveness for sin Deliverance from the power of sin Deliverance from the penalty of sin Sanctification Justification Crucified with Christ Forgiven in Christ Deliverance from sin Deliverance from death Deliverance from sin and self Deliverance from death Authority over sin and self Authority over death (curses) Authority over the devil and his ability  to keep us in bondage to some sin Authority over the devil’s ministry of death and curses in some area of our life He bore our grief and sorrow, our infirmities and sicknesses in His body. Our bodies are now free to function right. (Isaiah 53:4, Matt. 8:17) He broke the curse of sickness. (Isaiah 53:5, Mark 2:5-12, James 5:14-15) Sickness seen here as a penalty for sin.  The blood paid the price…

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    The Crossing of the Red Sea and the Crossing of the Jordan River

    Favorite2The Crossing of the Red Sea and the Crossing of the Jordan River: What New Testament Truths Do These Crossings Symbolize? The crossing of the Red Sea by the children of Israel speaks of an essential New Testament truth. Similarly, the crossing of the Jordan River by the children of Israel also pictures another vital New Testament truth. One general observation we can make right from the beginning is that in crossing the Red Sea, the children of Israel were coming OUT OF something bad. In the crossing of the Jordan River, the children of Israel were coming INTO something essentially good, but not without its challenges. And in between, there was a desert or wilderness. The reader can look up Exodus 14 and read about the great deliverance out of Egypt that God wrought for the children of Israel when He parted the waters of the Red Sea. 13 And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid.…

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    The Feast of the Passover and the Feast of the Unleavened Bread

    Favorite1The Feast of the Passover and the Feast of the Unleavened Bread and the Feast of the First Fruits Most people understand that the Lord’s Supper is related to The Feast of the Passover. The truth is that this is only part of the picture. The Lord’s Supper is actually related to two feasts of the Lord; namely, the Feast of Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. I want to show here in this chapter that the cup of the Lord’s Supper relates directly to the Feast of Passover, while the bread of the Lord’s Supper relates directly to the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Although these two feasts are celebrated together, they are separate feasts (Leviticus 23:5-8) and have separate and distinct themes. As stated above, the Feast of Passover relates directly to the cup of the Lord’s Supper. The angel of death passing over the houses with the blood on the doorposts is the theme of the Passover.…