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
The plague (the ninth) of darkness in Egypt (Ex. 10:21) is “described as darkness “which may be felt.” It covered “all the” “land of Egypt,” so that “they saw not one another.” It did not” extend to the land of Goshen (ver. 23). “When Jesus hung upon the cross (Matt. 27:45; Luke 23:44), from “the “sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the” “ninth hour.” “On Mount Sinai, Moses (Ex. 20:21) “drew near unto the thick “darkness where God was.” This was the “thick cloud upon the” “mount” in which Jehovah was when he spake unto Moses there. The” “Lord dwelt in the cloud upon the mercy-seat (1 Kings 8:12), the” cloud of glory. When the psalmist (Ps. 97:2) describes the “inscrutable nature of God’s workings among the sons of men, he” “says, “Clouds and darkness are round about him.” God dwells in” thick darkness. “Darkness (Isa. 13:9, 10; Matt. 24:29) also is a symbol of the judgments that attend on the coming of the Lord. It is a symbol of misery and adversity (Job 18:6; Ps. 107:10; Isa. 8:22; Ezek. “30:18). The “day of darkness” in Joel 2:2, caused by clouds of” “locusts, is a symbol of the obscurity which overhangs all divine” “proceedings. “Works of darkness” are impure actions (Eph. 5:11).” Outer darkness refers to the darkness of the streets in the “East, which are never lighted up by any public or private lamps” “after nightfall, in contrast with the blaze of cheerful light in” the house. It is also a symbol of ignorance (Isa. 9:2; 60:2; Matt. 6:23) and of death (Job 10:21; 17:13).
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