When Jesus was conducting His earthly ministry. He manifested authority. This authority was manifested in the way He cleansed the temple; in the way He forgave sin; and, in His healing of the man with
It is wonderful to know that we are God’s and to realize the blessedness that is ours because of it. God chooses us to be members of His kingdom not only so that He might
Missionaries are very often discouraged on the mission field. Unfriendly governments sometimes put obstacles in their way. Some people are unresponsive, and often the behavior of people thought to be converts to Christ is disheartening.
“In the Old Testament the Hebrew word tsir, meaning “one who goes” “on an errand,” is rendered thus (Josh. 9:4; Prov. 13:17; Isa.” 18:2; Jer. 49:14; Obad. 1:1). This is also the rendering of “melits, meaning “an interpreter,” in 2 Chr. 32:31; and of malak,” “a “messenger,” in 2 Chr. 35:21; Isa. 30:4; 33:7; Ezek. 17:15.” This is the name used by the apostle as designating those who are appointed by God to declare his will (2 Cor. 5:20; Eph. 6:20). “The Hebrews on various occasions and for various purposes had “recourse to the services of ambassadors, e.g., to contract” “alliances (Josh. 9:4), to solicit favours (Num. 20:14), to” “remonstrate when wrong was done (Judg. 11:12), to condole with a” “young king on the death of his father (2 Sam. 10:2), and to” congratulate a king on his accession to the throne (1 Kings 5:1). “To do injury to an ambassador was to insult the king who sent him (2 Sam. 10:5).
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