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.
This word is used of flocks or herds of grazing animals (Ex. “22:5; Num. 20:4, 8, 11; Ps. 78:48); of beasts of burden (Gen.” 45:17); of eatable beasts (Prov. 9:2); and of swift beasts or dromedaries (Isa. 60:6). In the New Testament it is used of a domestic animal as property (Rev. 18:13); as used for food (1 “Cor. 15:39), for service (Luke 10:34; Acts 23:24), and for” sacrifice (Acts 7:42). “When used in contradistinction to man (Ps. 36:6), it denotes a “brute creature generally, and when in contradistinction to” “creeping things (Lev. 11:2-7; 27:26), a four-footed animal.” “The Mosaic law required that beasts of labour should have rest “on the Sabbath (Ex. 20:10; 23:12), and in the Sabbatical year” “all cattle were allowed to roam about freely, and eat whatever” grew in the fields (Ex. 23:11; Lev. 25:7). No animal could be castrated (Lev. 22:24). Animals of different kinds were to be always kept separate (Lev. 19:19; Deut. 22:10). Oxen when used in threshing were not to be prevented from eating what was within their reach (Deut. 25:4; 1 Cor. 9:9). “This word is used figuratively of an infuriated multitude (1 “Cor. 15:32; Acts 19:29; comp. Ps. 22:12, 16; Eccl. 3:18; Isa.” “11:6-8), and of wicked men (2 Pet. 2:12). The four beasts of” “Daniel 7:3, 17, 23 represent four kingdoms or kings.”
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