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The Judges, part 5a, Gideon

After the Canaanite captivity, the land of Israel had rest for 40 years (Judges 5:31). But during that time, the Israelites again used their liberty as “an opportunity for the… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/04-2019/the-judges-part-5a-gideon/

The Great Shaking

Haggai 2:6, 7 tells how God will “shake the heavens and the earth.” Hebrews 12:26, 27 gives this some context, connecting it with the time when God came down upon Mount Sinai and… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/04-2019/the-great-shaking/

The Judges, part 4, Legal implications of captivity

I want to pause briefly in our study of the Judges to comment on the legal background of Israel’s captivities. In other words, what hidden things are accomplished by putting… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/04-2019/the-judges-part-4-legal-implications-of-captivity/

The Judges, part 3, Barak and Deborah

The third Judge to deliver Israel in the book of Judges is generally believed to be Barak, but, as we will see shortly, Deborah was a judge before him and cannot be ignored in… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/04-2019/the-judges-part-3-barak-and-deborah/

The Judges, part 2, Ehud

The first Judge to set Israel free from captivity was Othniel. The eight-year captivity began 42 years after Israel crossed the Jordan, and it lasted 8 years, concluding with… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/04-2019/the-judges-part-2-ehud/

The Judges, part 1

Moses warned Israel that if they cast aside His law in rebellion against God (who was their King), He would bring judgment upon the nation. The list of judgments is seen clearly… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/04-2019/the-judges-part-1/

The rise of modern Gnosticism, final

First-century Gnosticism said absolutely nothing about Jesus’ disciples being prominent temple officials or militant Essenes attempting to overthrow the Romans. All of this has… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/04-2019/the-rise-of-modern-gnosticism-final/

The rise of modern Gnosticism, part 3

Laurence Gardner makes many claims about the true identity of Jesus’ disciples, but he offers no proof of his statements. Apparently, he expects us to take him at his word and… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/04-2019/the-rise-of-modern-gnosticism-part-3/

The rise of modern Gnosticism, part 2

In part 1, I may have given the impression that all or most individual Jesuits were Gnostics in their belief. That is certainly not true, for if there is a connection between the… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/04-2019/modern-gnostics-part-2/

The rise of modern Gnosticism, part 1

There is a powerful Gnostic element within the power structure of the Roman Catholic Church today. There is a long history of infiltration by Gnostics pretending to be devout… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/04-2019/the-rise-of-modern-gnosticism-part-1/

The Epistle of Jude, Final

In Jude 17-19 the author addresses his readers directly to admonish and exhort them to follow the truth and to reject the Gnostic teachings. 17 But you, brethren, ought to… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/04-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-final/

The Epistle of Jude, part 13

When Jude compared the Gnostics to “clouds without water,” “autumn trees without fruit,” and “wandering stars” (Jude 12, 13), he may have been influenced by the book of Enoch,… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/04-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-part-13/

The Epistle of Jude, part 12

The next analogy is found in Jude 13, which says, 13 wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/04-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-part-12/

The Epistle of Jude, part 11

The next analogy that Jude 12 presents in regard to the Gnostics is that they are like “autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted.” Fruitless Trees At the autumn… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/03-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-part-11/

The Epistle of Jude, part 10

Jude 12 and 13 uses multiple metaphors in describing the Gnostics infiltrating the early Church: 12 These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts [agape] when they… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/03-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-part-10/

The Epistle of Jude, part 9

Jude 11 compares the Gnostic infiltrators to Cain, Balaam, and Korah. We have discussed Cain and Balaam. We turn now to Korah. Jude 11 says that they “perished in the rebellion of… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/03-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-part-9/

The Epistle of Jude, part 8

Jude 11 speaks of counterfeit Christians who have gone the way of Cain, Balaam, and Korah. Cain’s jealousy sparked hatred which caused him to kill his brother Abel. Gnosticism was… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/03-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-part-8/

The Epistle of Jude, part 7

Jude 11 says, 11 Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. The… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/03-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-part-7/

The Epistle of Jude, part 6

After Jude warns against the immorality of Sodom and Gomorrah and speaks of their judgment by fire, he continues in Jude 8, 8 Yet in the same manner these men, also by dreaming,… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/03-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-part-6/

The Epistle of Jude, part 5

Having finished his examples of how men may start out having some level of faith and then fall away later, Jude then speaks of divine judgment. In Jude 6 he wrote about the angels… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/03-2019/the-epistle-of-jude-part-5/

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