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Chuck Smith

Through the Bible - Genesis 24-26

Chuck SmithAnd Abraham was old, and well-stricken in age: and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things. And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh (Gen 24:1-2): So Abraham is now seeking to extract a promise from the serva... Read More
George Fox

Epistle 307

George FoxMy dear friends, who feel the precious truth of God, by which you are made God's free men and women [John 8:32], and have bought the truth, do not sell it [Prov 23:23] for dross or dung, but be valiant for the truth upon the earth [Jer 9:3], you who have received God's seed into the good ground, tha... Read More
John Gifford Bellett

The Church at Thessalonica

We easily perceive different measures of attainment, both in knowledge and grace, in the churches of old. The elevation, for instance, of that at Ephesus was much above that at Corinth. At Corinth the apostle had to occupy himself with the corruption of various errors and abuses, and was thus hinder... Read More
Walter Beuttler

Study Notes - Satan

Walter BeuttlerA. ORIGIN OF SATAN 1. What light is shed on the origin of Satan in: (1) Isa. 14:12? That prior to his fall he was called “Lucifer” (“day star”) and “son of the morning,” probably because he was the beginning of God’s creation. (2) Ezek. 28:15? That he is a created being and as such does not possess ... Read More
J. Vernon McGee

Esau and Jacob

J. Vernon McGeeThe vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning Edom: We have heard a rumor from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the nations, Arise, and let us rise up against her in battle. (Obadiah 1) Who was Obadiah? He was one of four prophets about whom we know absolutely nothing, except th... Read More
Principles For The Gathering Of Believers

76 - Chronological Bible Reading of Scriptures

Principles For The Gathering Of BelieversThere is a great need in the body of Christ for consistent reading of the Holy Scriptures in their entirety, book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. In this case we are encouraging a chronological reading of the Scriptures. Most of the confusion is created when certain teachers, groups, or... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Almighty (3841) pantokrator

Almighty (3841) (pantokrator from pás = all + kratos = strength or might, especially manifested power, the power to rule or control) is literally the ruler over all or the One Who controls all things and Who has power over everything. The One in total control! Pantokrator thus describes God’s sovere... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Taste (1089) geuomai

Tasted (1089) (geuomai; Latin - gusto) literally means to taste with the mouth, to try or test the flavor of (Mt 27:34). Figuratively geuomai (as used in secular Greek) meaning to "come to know" or to experience something. (Mt 16:28, Mk 9:1, Lk 9:27, Jn 8:52, He 2:9, 1Pe 2:3). BDAG - (1) to partake ... Read More
Watchman Nee

PRECIOUS STONES

Watchman NeeThe lessons taught to us from the life of Jacob concern the Holy Spirit's discipline of the Christian. It is this that makes room in our lives for Christ to reveal Himself. This discipline is concerned not with our old man and his sinfulness but with our natural strength, the strength of self. Befor... Read More
David Guzik

Genesis 27 - Jacob Deceptively Gains the Blessing of Isaac

A. Rebekah and Jacob plot to deceive Isaac. 1. (1-4) Isaac's deathbed request to Esau. Now it came to pass, when Isaac was old and his eyes were so dim that he could not see, that he called Esau his older son and said to him, "My son." And he answered him, "Here I am." Then he said, "Behold now, I a... Read More

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