What Caused Defilement

In order to understand how the earthly and the heavenly sanctuaries became defiled, we must go back to the significant events that led up to the Day of Atonement. After Moses returned from the mountain where he had been shown the pattern of the holy places in heaven, he called together all the skilled artisans of Israel to build the wilderness tabernacle according to the divine blueprint. It consisted of two apartments separated by a heavy veil, approximating fifteen by forty-five feet in size....

Hearing and Not Doing

Is really not very hard to convince people of what is right, but it is very difficult to convince them to obey. Doesn't that tell us something important Satan knows that faith without works is dead, and he also knows that continued transgression grieves away the Holy Spirit. His most concentrated attack is upon the will, and obviously, he is having great success in causing people to postpone obedience. The longer they wait, the greater their chance of waiting longer, and the greater their...

Insulting the Holy Spirit

I read in the Bible three things that people are doing to the Holy Spirit. First of all, in Ephesians 4 30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Notice that people can grieve the Holy Spirit, and the Bible says it will be done in these last days. What else will they do to God's personal representative In Hebrews 10 29 we are told that men will despise the Holy Spirit. Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who...

Doug Batchelor

Which Art in Heaven Hallowed Be Thy Name Thy Kingdom Come As it Is in Heaven Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread But Deliver Us from Evil Glory, for Ever 29 Glory, for Ever 29 An Amazing Fact During the Battle of Valley Forge, revolutionary troops were entrenched on the battlefield, freezing and starving. One day, a farmer who lived nearby brought much-needed provisions to the troops, and on his way back through the woods, he heard someone speaking. He tracked the voice until he came to a...

Joe Crews

Our Bodies Not Our Own 9 3. Body Maker's Manual 12 4. Pork Unclean 15 5. Seafood Not Fit to Eat 20 6. Alcohol-A Curse 22 7. Nicotine-Most Deadly Poison 25 8. Coffee Drunkards 27 9. The Big Question 30 Some years ago a survey was taken in a certain American city, and every inhabitant responded to 156 questions included in the survey. It was discovered that the prime interest of adults was that of health not politics, history, or even the weather but health, their...

Gifts Of The Holy Spirit Joe Crews

Recently I read the amazing account of a man who submitted to a scientific hypnosis experiment. While under the influence of a light hypnotic trance the subject was ordered to pick up a glass from the table. Although he was a strong, athletic type, the man could not budge the glass from its position. His most strenuous exertions could not lift the glass that was light enough for any child to remove. Why could he not do it Because the scientists, after placing him in the trance, had told him...

An Amazing Fact

The reason there are 12 inches in the standard foot measurement is because the foot used to be based on the length of the English king's physical foot, and that measurement constantly changed through various kings. This is also why a 12-inch measuring stick was called a ruler. The number 12 in the Bible almost always represents leadership of the church. There were 12 patriarchs from Shem to Jacob. In addition, 12 spies led the way to the Promised Land, and there are 12 judges from joshua to...

Law

Condemned to Die 5 3. The Law Still Binding 8 4. God's Law A Mirror 10 5. The New Law of God 13 6. Not Under the Law 15 7. Obedience The Test of Love 20 8. Is It Possible to Obey the Law 23 9. Judged by the Law 26 10. Ransomed for What 28 Chapter One The Authority of God's Law The devil, through sin, has just about wrecked this world of ours. We live in an age of rebellion against all restraint and law. Our nation stands aghast at the big-city gang defiance of...

The Sanctuary Cleansed in 1844

We note that a remaining span of 1,810 years brings us to the end of the 2,300-year prophecy. The terminal year is a.d. 1844. According to Daniel's prophecy, that is the date for the sanctuary to be cleansed. The prophet had eagerly expected the yearly Day of Atonement services to be restored in the Jerusalem temple, but now he could see that Gabriel had properly placed it far into the future. It was obvious that the prophecy extended hundreds of years beyond the coming of the Messiah. But now...

An Attempted Change

To answer this question we are pointed back again to Daniel 7 25, where the papacy is described as a power who would think to change times and laws. We have learned already how the second commandment was removed and the tenth commandment divided in the catechisms of the papacy. But what about the times mentioned in the text Where only is time mentioned in the law It is in the fourth commandment. Did the papacy think to change the Sabbath, the only time designated by the law Yes, it did, and it...

The Sign of Gods Authority

We want to search in God's law to see which part actually does constitute the seal. But first, let's find out what constitutes God's power and authority. The President exercises authority by virtue of his office as President. God claims power based on His office as Creator of the universe. Notice the words found in leremiah 10 10-12 But the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even...

Pauls Earnest Expectation

A related text that Paul penned to the Philippians has been twisted and misinterpreted much like 2 Corinthians 5. Here again Paul speaks of his earnest expectation. Philippians 1 20-24 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my...

Counterfeits In Pagan Dress

Let us consider for a moment how pagan doctrines were able to find a place in this counterfeit religious system that Satan introduced. Because a mark of the dragon power is to counterfeit and substitute, we will be able to see in this religio-political system t he operation of Satan at his infernal best. Just as was the case with Cain, substitutes were fashioned to meet the commandments of God. Many relics of sun worship actually came to be accorded Christian status. A whole set of counterfeit...