Jesus once asked his disciples, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am” (Matt 16:13)? Who was Jesus anyway? Most people of His day viewed Him as some sort of prophet (John
Most of us live hurried lives. We are hard pressed at work, at home, and at church to accomplish more than a twenty-four hour day seems to allow. The demands are overwhelming. In fact, full
I went to church service recently in which a powerful and emotional solo called “I Feel Like Moving On” was sung. The more I listened, however, the more disturbed I became by the emphasis on
“(1.) The flag or banner of the larger kind, serving for three” “tribes marching together. These standards, of which there were” “four, were worked with embroidery and beautifully ornamented” “(Num. 1:52; 2:2, 3, 10, 18, 25; Cant. 2:4; 6:4, 10).” “(2.) The flag borne by each separate tribe, of a smaller form. Probably it bore on it the name of the tribe to which it “belonged, or some distinguishing device (Num. 2:2, 34).” “(3.) A lofty signal-flag, not carried about, but stationary. It was usually erected on a mountain or other lofty place. As soon as it was seen the war-trumpets were blown (Ps. 60:4; Isa. 5:26; 11:12; 13:2; 18:3; 30:17; Jer. 4:6 21; Ezek. 27:7). “(4.) A “sign of fire” (Jer. 6:1) was sometimes used as a signal. “The banners and ensigns of the Roman army had idolatrous images “upon them, and hence they are called the “abomination of” “desolation” (q.v.). The principal Roman standard, however, was” “an eagle. (See Matt. 24:28; Luke 17:37, where the Jewish nation” “is compared to a dead body, which the eagles gather together to” devour.) “God’s setting up or giving a banner (Ps. 20:5; 60:4; Cant. 2:4) imports his presence and protection and aid extended to his people.
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