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.
(1.) A part of the insignia of office. A chain of gold was placed about Joseph’s neck (Gen. 41:42); and one was promised to Daniel (5:7). It is used as a symbol of sovereignty (Ezek. 16:11). The breast-plate of the high-priest was fastened to the “ephod by golden chains (Ex. 39:17, 21).” “(2.) It was used as an ornament (Prov. 1:9; Cant. 1:10). The Midianites adorned the necks of their camels with chains (Judg. “8:21, 26).” “(3.) Chains were also used as fetters wherewith prisoners were bound (Judg. 16:21; 2 Sam. 3:34; 2 Kings 25:7; Jer. 39:7). Paul was in this manner bound to a Roman soldier (Acts 28:20; Eph. “6:20; 2 Tim. 1:16). Sometimes, for the sake of greater security,” “the prisoner was attached by two chains to two soldiers, as in” the case of Peter (Acts 12:6).
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