Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
--Matthew 24:44
A few years back, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Satchel Paige was known for his skill in putting forth power-packed bits of wisdom in addition to his ability with a baseball. Out of the abundance of quotes attributed to him, one of my personal favorites has been the following: “Always throw strikes. Home plate don’t move.”
The same wisdom may also be applied to the study of Bible. “Always stick with the Bible. The Bible don’t move!”
Christians are duty bound to not only know how to read and study our Bibles; we are commanded to apply the Scriptures in our lives. Line upon line, precept upon precept. Doctrine, holy songs and proverbs. Psalms, the gospel and the epistles. Pick up the average newspaper, or turn on your local news show and you can see the last days unfolding before your eyes each and every day. Pick up your KJV Bible and turn to II Timothy, Chapter 3 and you can see that God has provided for His people to understand what is happening in our current world…and why. There is a wealth of treasure within the covers of a Bible. Treasure that covers where man has come from, where he is in our modern era, and where AND when man will ultimately face his maker, God himself.
Let me hasten to add a footnote. Only the spiritual man can receive the teachings of the Lord and understand them. The natural man or woman will look at the Scriptures as a mass of confusion. Only one who has had their life reborn by Jesus Christ, fueled by the Holy Ghost, and led in obedience to God’s Word will fully comprehend what God has for them through the study of Bible Prophecy. A true study of Bible prophecy will provide that unction in our prayer lives, strengthen our individual Christian walk, and provide our churches with the troops ready to gather in the harvest for Jesus Christ.

Of course, man always ‘thinks’ he knows more than God. The world system through the mainstream media and entertainment industry have their own ‘prophetic teachings’ as to how the world will end, and the final disposition of man. Based upon much of the recent box office and TV fare of late, the world will either end in an explosion, a massive party, or through an alien invasion…and mankind will emerge from the ashes of destruction to pick up where he left off. Religion? That’s not in the script from Hollywood.
While such fare may be mediocre entertainment, it also makes bad theology.
God has a prophetic clock, which clearly may be found in a study of the Scriptures. Man--again, in his haughtiness--has created the ‘Doomsday Clock’…a device invented by scientists in 1947 and is update as need be to determine how much ‘time’ mankind has before the hands of the clock reach midnight, and the world disappears in a nuclear cloud, climate change catastrophe, or a combination of the two. One may find the history and background of the clock at It makes for fascinating reading, but should lead the Christian to conclude that the brilliance of man pales in comparison to the pages of Scripture.

With a sizable number of Bible translations on the market right now, WHICH Bible would be the right one for a Christian to use in studying Bible prophecy?
I would start with--and stick with--the KJV Bible. Many of the really solid reference books on prophecy are ‘keyed’ to the KJV, and have stood the test of time.
If the truth be told, to use a more ‘modern’ translation is short sighted at best. The individual will eventually have to come back to the KJV, as many modern versions have proven to be weak when it comes to the ‘nitty gritty’ details of the prophetic realm.
There are other details I’d like to add for consideration:

*Its Origin and History: King James of England was used by God to authorized the translation of the available scriptures of his day into a Bible that the common person could read. A host of scholars and experts took some four years to painstakingly go over the Greek and Hebrew texts. They avoided attempts by the Roman Catholic church to ‘water down’ the gospel. ALL of the translators put their lives on the line to get the job done. In 1611, the world was introduced to the King James Version. It stood alone as THE biblical standard for more than 260 years…well before the first ‘popular translation’ (RSV) arrived in 1881!

*Its Linguistic Authority and Purity: Some might think that this is a small point, but whenever the Scripture states: ‘Thus Saith the Lord…’ it does something to the spirit of the believer. It is written in the same King’s English language used by Shakespeare. One KNOWS what happens when you try to ‘modernize’ the Bard. The same can be said for attempts to tamper with the KJV! Translations that have come since the KJV lose something when they use modern terminology, and eventually ‘run back’ to the KJV for ‘clarification’. Start with the ‘olde booke’, stay with the ‘olde booke’.

*For African Americans It Represents An Unbreakable Tie To Our Ancestry And History In The USA: Our fore parents had it right when they INSISTED to be taught how to read out of the bible, rather than out of ‘just another reading book’. THIS is why our fore parents were wise beyond their years! Though the penalty to teach a Black man or Black woman how to read during the time of slavery was death, our fore parents risked death to learn about eternal life in the Scriptures. The KJV helps one properly reverence God, and God blesses them with wisdom and understanding BEYOND normal education standards. One major Christian book chain put out a comparison chart of the various Bible translations and versions on the market years ago. The KJV was held to give a person a reading comprehension level of someone ABOVE the twelfth grade, and scored at the top of Bible translations.

Here are three immediate benefits of studying Bible prophecy:
1. Christians WILL Be Readily Shaken Out Of Their Apathy: One of the key facts of the Scriptures is that Jesus Christ IS coming back. His imminent return is well documented in the Scriptures, and is a central teaching of Bible prophecy. The Bible well documents the FIRST coming of Jesus. There are many markers in the Bible that point to the Lord’s second coming. Further, there is no prophetic event which must occur before the rapture of the church takes place (I Thessalonians 4:13-18).

2. Christians WILL Desire To Return To A ‘Be About It’ Holiness: There is something about appearing before one’s boss for a performance evaluation that will tend to encourage even the most stubborn employee to straighten up. Christians will be brought before the Judgment Seat of Christ to give Him a DIRECT account of our activities as Christians; to receive rewards for what we have accomplished for Him on earth, among other things. A clear teaching of this part of Bible Prophecy and the future of Christians (Saints) will serve to ‘spark’ some individual revival AND holiness in Christian lives.

3. Christians WILL Want To Return To REAL Soul Winning: Just a curious reading of the Book of Revelation concerning what will happen on earth after the removal of the church should paint such a panoramic view of stark terror (ie the mark of the beast) that a Christian will a strong foundation in coming biblical events would be more than motivated to share their faith with sinners and backsliders. After all, sheep win sheep, but only after they are sure where there is good pasture available.

Mention the words ‘Bible prophecy’ to a group of Christians, and you will have a variety of reactions, ranging from apathy to extreme concern. This article seeks to provide a basic introduction to the subject in order to take some of the ‘perceived mystery’ out of it. Once some of the basic components, or tools involved with Bible prophecy are examined, it is hoped that the reader will be able to put this knowledge to use and continue their investigation into the subject.
Jesus, in Matthew 16:1-3, chided the Pharisees and Sadducees for being wise enough to understand certain truths about the weather, but remain blissfully ignorant of the signs of the times. Many Christians are the same way today…majoring on the minors, and missing out on meaningful biblical study, comprehension and wisdom. While many hours of careful prayer, study, and research go into many of the lessons that are a part of a Sunday School lesson, or a Wednesday night Bible lesson, there seems to be little in the way of Christian growth by the average Christian. The Word of God seems to ‘bounce’ off, and hit the ground unused, week after week. Meanwhile, many Christians expect the Pastor to have all the answers, when they themselves have not bothered to crack their OWN Bibles.
Bible prophecy can be one of the ways to ‘re-tool’ Christian education.
Baptists have long been mocked and held up to public ridicule by other denominations for being people of ‘the book’ (the KJV Bible). The belief that Bible prophecy is ‘too hard to comprehend’ because there is ‘too much work’ involved in its study is merely a clever means to duck to quality time with God’s book.
Let the others mock and laugh. To be identified as one who is a committed to the study of God’s word is not a negative, but the mark of a wise soldier in the army of their Lord. IF one daily continues in the Word, it will yield much fruit in terms of application, and understanding in these last days. IF one yields themselves to the study of the prophetic works of the Bible, they won’t be ‘shook up’ when they see things unfolding in society that may confuse the natural man. Proverbs 22:3 and 27:12 both read: A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Here are a few major road marks of prophecy which are active, and of major importance.
1. Israel was born in one day as a nation May 14th, 1948. Thus, we are closer to the end of the Church Age than ever before. Israel is the ONLY nation that was created in ONE day, according to the Scriptures.
2. Hostility towards Christians is increasing--even in the United States. From the political system, the media, sports and entertainment kabal, and in the academic and business sectors. The common ‘mantra’ seems to be: “You can practice your religion, but leave it at the church.”
3. The rapture of the church (I Thes. 4:13-18) can take place at any time. As I mentioned before, there is no ‘prophetic bar’ to its occurrence.
4. The ‘explosion’ of knowledge via technology. In the late 1940s, television was just underway as a viable commercial product. In the late 1950s, satellites were being shot into space. Now look at where we are concerning technology. There is more information storage and computing power available in many a Smartphone than in a middle school library.

There are three main views on the second coming of Jesus Christ of which the Christian must be aware. These three views, Pre-millennial, A-millennial and Post-millennial, center upon Christ’s reign upon the earth for 1,000 years, or a millennium. Millennium means thousand years. While the word millennium itself does not appear in the Bible, it refers to the thousand years mentioned six times in Revelation, Chapter 20. If you understand the meaning behind the basic terminology, you will be able to accurately trace any of the sub-groups should they surface. “The Millennial Kingdom” by John E. Walvoord, provides extensive details on these three main views, of which I will provide a brief summary:

1. Pre-millennial View: This view is the oldest of the millennial views, and is held to be more controversial that the other two. This system of interpretation of Scripture interprets prophecy in the same way as other Scripture. It does not separate the interpretation of prophetic, and regular Scriptures. It holds to a literal interpretation method of Scripture. In the ordering of events, the rapture of the church is placed before the Great Tribulation period, thus sparing the saints from the wrath of God as He pours it out upon the earth. The rapture of the believers in Jesus Christ can happen at any time. There is no prophetic ‘trigger’ needed for it to occur. Since the event of the rapture of the saints is a key doctrine in the Baptist church, this is the millennial view to which traditional Baptists hold.

2. A-millennial View: This is believed to be the most popular millennial view. It’s most general characteristic is that of a denial of a literal reign of Christ upon the earth. It does not recognize a literal interpretation of Scripture, does not hold to a clear view of the return of Jesus Christ to this earth, and does not hold to the rapture of the saints before the wrath of God is poured out during the Great Tribulation period. This view holds to the spiritualizing method of the interpretation of Scripture, which robs the second advent of its prophetic significance. This view is held in high esteem in the Roman Catholic Church and among those of a liberal Protestant theological view.

3. Post-millennial View: This viewpoint holds that the present age will end with a period of great spiritual blessing corresponding to the millennial promises accomplished through the preaching of the gospel. Also, there is a belief in this view that the entire world would become ‘Christianized’. This viewpoint has its roots in the Unitarian church movement, which places much emphasis upon the inherent ‘good’ of man being coupled with God’s mercy to the extent of a lack of sin on man’s part and no true need of salvation or holiness under Jesus Christ’s sacrifice upon the cross. It is also based upon the figurative interpretation of prophecy. Some Bible prophecy scholars believe that the Post-millennial view is watered-down A-millennialism. In this view, Christians will go through the Great Tribulation period, and will be hit by the rapture towards the end of the Great Tribulation.

One of the other hot button issues of Bible prophecy concerns the nation of Israel and its fate in the last days. Some believe that the church has ‘replaced’ Israel in the eyes of God, and ‘no longer is important’ to Him.
This could not be further from the truth.
The Apostle Paul, who was a Jew, and wrote nearly half of the New Testament, through the mercies of God was the Apostle to the Gentiles. He notes in Romans, Chapter 11 how the mercies of God have ‘grafted’ Gentiles into the vine of blessing (Romans 11:11-14, 17, 19, 23-24) by Jesus Christ. We were first called Christians at Antioch. It was his call to bring believers ‘into the beloved’. Just as the Lord protects Christians, He still protects Israel and the Jews. Paul makes this fact clear in Romans 11, and in other segments of the New Testament.
God has not forgotten Israel. God has not replaced Israel with the church. Israel has always been the apple of God’s eye. The Jewish people have always been under God’s protection. Bible history records that those who have sought their hurt, either as individuals; a group, or a nation need merely to turn to the tragic ends of Pharaoh, Haman, and other Old Testament and New Testament figures who sought to exterminate them.
Their ends were NOT pretty.
What about our modern day? Recent World History illustrates what was done to the Jews in the Holocaust during World War II at the hands of the Nazi Reich plays a major role in current events as to the downward spiral of modern Germany. “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Genesis 12:3 (KJV). This Word from the Lord is just as living when it was first impressed upon Moses by the Holy Ghost, centuries ago.
Germany is not the only nation which has suffered from God’s wrath because of its treatment of the Jewish people. In a quick examination of various nations, Egypt, the UK, France, the former Soviet Union and the United States--among others--have all suffered various judgments from the hand of God based upon their treatment of Israel and the Jewish people. There will be a day of reckoning before the Lord as to how nations treated the tiny land of Israel. That day is not that far off.
Currently, governments, universities, members of the European Union and even the United Nations are being swept with another ‘lie’ from the pit of Hell against God’s people called the BDS movement. BDS stands for ‘Boycott, Divest and Sanction’ and is being used by some to ‘bully’ other institutions to dump their association with and purchase of goods and services associated with the nation of Israel. Again, examine your Bible and Genesis 12:3. What is happening to those who are staking their economic claims against Israel and her people? The Bible tells you so!

As I bring this article to a close, there is yet another additional blessing of studying Bible prophecy: Having a solid answer to false prophets and false religious groups. One might say that this is an extra arrow in the quiver of the Christian soul winner; however, the argument could be made for following the command of the Apostle Peter to have an answer to those who ask you about the hope that you display in your daily life (I Peter 3:15). Other religions can only ‘guess’ as to where they will spend eternity. We who believe have hope and assurance as to where we be going.
Liftoff can happen off this pad called earth, at any moment.
Satchel Paige had no ‘guarantee’ that he would ever be though of as a major leaguer; but he kept on throwing strikes wherever, and whenever he had the opportunity to play the game of baseball. Home plate never moved. Christians should be of the same determined spirit by examining the wealth and treasures of the world to come with an examination of Bible prophecy in the pulpit…and the pew. We who are saved have an eternal hope, and an eternal destination that is not going to move. We should be about our father’s business, and take as many along with us as we can.

These are keyed to the King James Version of the Bible:
“The Millennial Kingdom” by John E. Walvoord.
“The Interpretation of Prophecy” by Dr. Paul Lee Tan.
“Dispensational Truth: Or God’s Plan and Purpose in the Ages” by Clarence Larkin.
“The Revelation Record: A Scientific and Devotional Commentary on the Prophetic Book of the End Times” by Henry M. Morris.
“Dictionary of Premillennial Theology: A Practical Guide to the People, Viewpoints and History of Prophetic Studies” Edited by Mal Couch.

Rev. M. G. Ramey is a Minister, Syndicated Columnist and Book Reviewer who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. (c) 2016 Barnstorm Communications.

Lift up Christ and lay the sinner low. --C. H. Spurgeon

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

3 of 3 - Sunday - God Promises a Saviour - Luke 1:35-38 - 12/4/16

Verse 35 ... And the angel answered & said unto her, ... The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, & the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called ...

Matthew 1:20 ... (An angel removeth the doubt of Joseph) But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream saying, Jo'seph, thou son of Da'vid, fear not to take unto thee Ma'ry thy wife: for that which is (begotten) cinceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

Luke 1:35 ... the Son of God.

Mark 1:1 ... THE beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

Luke 1:36 ... For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Genesis 18:14 ... Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, & Sa'rah shall have a son.

Luke 1:38 .. And Ma'ry said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Scripture reference used from The KJV Bible, SouthWestern Co., Nashville, TN

2 of 3 - Sunday - God Promioses a Saviour - Luke 1:31-34 - 12/4/16

Luke 1:31 ... And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, & bring forth a son, & ...

Isaiah 7:14 .... (The Lord promiseth Immanuel) Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, & bear a son, & (thou shalt call) shall call his name Im-man'u-el.

Luke 1:31 ... shalt call his name JESUS.

Luke 2:21 ... (The circumcision & purification) And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Luke 1:32 ... He shall be great, & ... shall be called the Son of the Highest; & ...

Mark 5:7 ... (Jesus casteth out the legions of devils) And cried what a loud voice, & said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.

Luke 1:32 ... the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father Da'vid:

Isaiah 9:6,7 ... (The coming of the Messiah & the enlargement of his Kingdom) For unto us is born, unto us a son is given: & the government shall be upon his shoulder: & his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of his government & peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of Da'vid, & upon his kingdom, to order it, & to establish it with judgment & with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Luke 1:33 ... And he shall reign over the house of Ja'cob for ever; & of his kingdom there shall be no end.

John 12:34 ... The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: & how savest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of man?

Luke 1:34 ... Then said Ma'ry unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

Scripture reference used from The KJV Bible, SouthWestern Co., Nashville, TN

1 of 3 - Sunday - God Promises a Saviour - Luke 1:26-30 - 12/4/16

Verse 26 ... And in the sixth month the angel Ga'bri-el was sent from God unto a city of Gal'i-lee, named Naz'a-reth.

Verse 27 ... To a virgin ... espoused to a man whose name was Jo'seph, of the house of Da'vid; & the virgin's name was Ma'ry.

Matthew 1:18 ... Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on the wise: when as his mother Ma'ry was espoused to Jo'seph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

Luke 1:28 ... And the angel came in unto her, & said, ... Hail, thou that art (graciously accepted, or much graced) highly favored, ... the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

Luke 1:29 ... And when she saw him, ... she was troubled at his saying, & cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

Matthew 1:12 ... (The angel foretelleth to Zacharias the birth & office of John) And when Zach-a-ri'as saw him, he was troubled, & fear fell upon him.

Luke 1:30 ... And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Ma'ry: for thou hast found favor with God.

Scripture reference from The KJV Bible, SouthWestern Co., Nashville, Tennessee

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday - Alpha & Omega - Revelation 22:12-21 - 11/27/16

Nothing may be added to or taken from the words of this book.

Verse 12 ... And, behold, I come quickly; & ...

Verse 7 ... Behold, I come: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

Revelation 22:12 ... my reward is with me, ...

Isaiah 40:10 ... Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, & his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, & his work before him.

Revelation 22:12 ... to give every man according to his work shall be.

Revelation 20:12 ... (The general resurrection & judgment) And I saw the dead, small & great, stand before God; & the books were opened: & another book was opened, which is the book of life: & the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Revelation 22:13 ... I am Al'pha & O'me-ga, the beginning & the end, the first & the last.

Revelation 21:6 ... And he said unto me, It is done. I am Al'pha & O'me-ga, the beginning & the end. I will give unto him that is athrist of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Revelation 22:14 ... Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right ...

Revelation 22:2 ... (The river & tree of life) In the midst of the street of it, & on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, & yielded her fruit every month: & the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Revelation 22:14 ... & may enter in through the gates into the city.

Revelation 21:27 ... (Nothing that defileth can enter therein) And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Revelation 22:15 ... For without are ...

Colossians 3:6 ... For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience.

Revelation 22:15 ... dogs, & sorcerers, & whoremongers, & murderers, & idolaters, & whosoever loveth & maketh a lie.

Philippians 3:2 ... (The apostle warneth them against them false teachers) Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.

Revelation 22:16 ... I Jesus have sent mine angle to testify unto you these things in the churches.

Revelation 1:1 ... THE Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; & he sent & signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

Revelation 22:16 ...I am the root & the offspring of Da'vid, & the offspring of Da'vid ...

Revelation 5:5 ... And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Ju'da, the Root of Da'vid hath prevailed to open the book, & to loose the seven seals thereof.

Revelation 22:16 ... the bright & morning star.

Numbers 24:17 ... I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Ja'cob, & a Sceptre shall rise out of Is'ra-el, & shall (smite through the princes of Moab) smite the corners of Mo'ab, & destroy all the children of Sheth.

Revelation 22:17 ... And the Spirit and ... the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come.

Revelation 21:2,9 ... (A new heaven & new earth. The heavenly Jerusalem described) And I John saw the holy city, new Je-ru'sa-lem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plaques, & talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.

Revelation 22:17 ... And let him that is athrist come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

John 7:37 ... (Jesus teacheth in the temple) In that last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood & cried, saying, If any man thrist, let him come unto me, & drink.

Revelation 22:18 ... For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, ... If any many shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plaques that are written in this book:

Proverbs 30:6 ... Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, & thou be found a liar.

Re3velation 22:19 ... And if any man shall take away from the words of this prophecy, ... God shall take away his part (from the tree of life) out of the book of life, & out of ...

Exodus 32:33 ... And the LORD said unto Mo'ses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.

Revelation 22:19 ... the holy city, & from the things which are written in this book.

Revelation 21:2 .... (A new heaven & new earth) And I John saw the holy city, new Je-ru'sa-lem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Revelation 22:20 ... He which testifieth these things saith, ... Surely I come quickly:

Revelation 22:12 ... And, behold, I come quickly; & my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

Revelation 22:20 ... Amen ...

John 21:25 ... And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

Revelation 22:20 ... Even so, Come, Lord Jesus.

II Timothy 4:8 ... Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: & not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Revelation 22:21 ... The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen

II Thessalonians 3:18 ... (Prayer & Salutation) The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Scripture reference used from The KJV Bible, SouthWestern Co., Nashville, TN

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tuesday - This Is The Messiah - John 7:37-43 - 11/21/16

Jesus in Galilee teacheth in the temple. What the people think of Jesus.

Verse 37 ... In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus' stood & cried saying,

Leviticus 23:36 ... Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD; on the eighth day shall be a holy convocation unto you, & ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a (day of restraint) solemn assembly & ye shall do no servile work therein.

John 7:37 ... If any man thirst, let him come unto me, & drink.

Revelation 22:17 ... And the Spirit & the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athrist cine, And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

John 7:38 ... He that believeth on me, as the Scripture hat saith,...

Deuteronomy 18:15 ... The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

John 7:38 ... out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

John 4:14 ... (Jesus' discourse with a woman of Samaria) But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thrist; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

John 7:39 ... But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet...

John 16:7 ... (Jesus' discourse concluded: He reneweth the promise of the Comforter) Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

John 7:39 ... glorified...

John 12:16 ... (Jesus' public entry into Jerusalem) These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these were written of him, & that they had done these thing unto him.

John 7:40 ... Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is ... the Prophet.

John 1:21 ... (The testimony of John the Baptist) And they asked him, What then? Art thou E-li'as? And he saith, I am not. Art thou (or a prophet) that Prophet? And he answered, No.

John 7:41 ... Others said, ... This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come ...

John 4:42 ... (Many of the Samaritans believe on him) And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, & know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.

John 7:41 ... out of Gal'i-lee?

John 7:52 They answered & said unto him, Art thou also of Gal'i-lee? Search, & look: for out of Gal'i-lee ariseth no prophet.

John 7:42 ... Hath not the Scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of Da'vid, & out of the town of Beth'le-hem ...

Luke 2:4 ... (The taxation) And Jo'seph also went up from Gal'i-lee, out of the city of Naz'a-reth, into Ju-de'a, unto the city of Da'vid, which is called Beth'le-hem, (because he was of the house & lineage of Da'vid,)

John 7:42 ...where Da'vid was?

I Samuel 16:1,4 ... (Samuel sent to Beth-lehem to anoint one of the sons of Jesse) AND the LORD said unto Sam'u-el, How long wilt thou morn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Is'ra-el? fill thine horn with oil, & go, I will send thee to Jes'se the Beth'le-hem-itee: For I have provided me a king among his sons.

And Sam'u-el did that which the LORD spake, & came to Beth'le-hem. And the elders of the town trembled at his (meeting) coming & said, Comest thou peaceably?

John 7:43 ... So .. there was a division among the people because of him.

John 7:12 (goeth up to the feast of tabernacles) And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people.

Scripture reference used from The KJV Bible, SouthWestern Co., Nashville, TN

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sunday - Living Waters - Revelation 22:1-7 - 11/20/16

The river & tree of life. The blessedness of God's servants. The conclusion: sundry (different times) directions, promises, & exhortations.

Verse 1 ... AND he shewed me ... a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God & of the Lamb.

Ezekiel 47:1 ... (The vision of holy waters) AFTERWARD he brought me again unto the door of the house; & behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, & the waters came down from under, from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.

Revelation 22:2 ... In the midst of the street of it, & on either side of the river, was there ...

Revelation 21:21 ... And the 12 gates were 12 pearls; every several gate was one of pearl: & the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

Revelation 22:2 ... the tree of life, which bare 12 manner of fruits, & yielded her fruit every month: & the leaves of the tree were ...

Revelation 2:7 ... (Christ's message to the angel of the church in Ephesus) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

Revelation 22:2 ...for the healing of the nations.

Revelation 21:24 ... And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: & the kings of the earth do bring their glory & honour into it.

Revelation 22:3 ... And there shall be no more curse: ...

Zechariah 14:11 ... And men shall dwell in it, & there shall be no more utter destruction; but Je-ru'sa-lem (shall abide) shall be safely inhabited.

Revelation 22:3 ... but the throne of God & of the Lamb shall be in it; & his servants shall serve him:

Ezekiel 48:35 ...It was round about 18,000 measures: & the name of the city from that day shall be (Jehovah-shammah) The LORD is there.

Revelation 22:4 ... And they shall see his face;

Matthew 5:8 ... (The sermon on the mount: The beautitudes) Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Revelation 22:4 ... his name shall be in their foreheads.

Revelation 14:1 ... (The Lamb on mount Zion with his company) AND I looked, & lo, a Lamb stood on mount Si'on, & with him a hundred forty & four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.

Revelation 22:5 ... And there shall be no night there; & they need no candle, neither light of the sun; ...

Revelation 21:23,25 ...(The light & glory of the city) And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, & the Lamb is the light thereof.

And the gates of it shall not be shut all by day: for there shall be no night there.

Revelation 22:5 ... the Lord God giveth them light: ...

Psalm 84:11 ... For the LORD god is a sun & shield: the LORD will give grace & glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Revelation 22:5 ...& they shall reign for ever & ever.

Revelation 3:21 ... (Christ's message to the angel of the church in Laodicea)To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I overcame, & am set down with my Father in his throne.

Revelation 22:6 ... And he said unto me, ... These sayings are faithful & true: & the Lord God of the holy prophets ...

Revelation 19:9 ... (and rejoice that the marriage of the Lamb is come) And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

Revelation 22:6 ... sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which shortly be done.

Revelation 1:1 ... THE Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; & he sent & signified it by his angel unto his servant John.

Revelation 22:7 ... Behold, I come quickly: ...

Revelation 3:11... (Christ's message to the church in Philadelphia) Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Revelation 22:7 ...blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

Revelation 1:3 ... Blessed is he that readeth, & they that hear the words of this prophecy, & keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

Scripture reference used from The KJV Bible, SouthWestern Co., Nashville, TN