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.
Among the Jews was suited to the climate and conditions of the country. They probably adopted the kind of architecture for their dwellings which they found already existing when they entered Canaan (Deut. 6:10; Num. 13:19). Phoenician artists (2 “Sam. 5:11; 1 Kings 5:6, 18) assisted at the erection of the” royal palace and the temple at Jerusalem. Foreigners also assisted at the restoration of the temple after the Exile (Ezra 3:7). “In Gen. 11:3, 9, we have the first recorded instance of the erection of buildings. The cities of the plain of Shinar were “founded by the descendants of Shem (10:11, 12, 22).” “The Israelites were by occupation shepherds and dwellers in tents (Gen. 47:3); but from the time of their entering Canaan “they became dwellers in towns, and in houses built of the native” limestone of Palestine. Much building was carried on in “Solomon’s time. Besides the buildings he completed at Jerusalem,” “he also built Baalath and Tadmor (1 Kings 9:15, 24). Many of the” kings of Israel and Judah were engaged in erecting various buildings. “Herod and his sons and successors restored the temple, and built fortifications and other structures of great magnificence in Jerusalem (Luke 21:5). “The instruments used in building are mentioned as the plumb-line “(Amos 7:7), the measuring-reed (Ezek. 40:3), and the saw (1” Kings 7:9). “Believers are “God’s building” (1 Cor. 3:9); and heaven is “called “a building of God” (2 Cor. 5:1). Christ is the only” “foundation of his church (1 Cor. 3:10-12), of which he also is” the builder (Matt. 16:18).
Posted by webmaster on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 @ 1:15PM