Christ’s Pre-existence

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Proverbs 8:22-30 is used by many to show that the Son of God (Christ) was brought forth from the Father before anything was created. From the period of dateless ages that Christ was brought forth, there has never been a time where He was not in close fellowship with His Father. Both 1 Corinthians 1:24, 30 are used to show that Christ was made unto us wisdom.

      • Proverbs 8:22-30 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. 23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. 24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. 25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: 26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. 27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: 28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: 29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: 30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him.
      • 1 Corinthians 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
      • 1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

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Where was the God of Jesus Christ?

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Jesus referred to Himself as the Light of the world in John 8:12, 9:5, and John 12:46… but He also said:

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:44-45 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. (more…)

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Who is the God of Christ?

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Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

John 20:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

Revelation 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

1 Corinthians 3:23 And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s. (more…)

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307 Bible Texts – The Relationship Between God the Father and His Son

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A Good Number of Bible References and EGW Quotes

Pastor Daniel R. Mesa III

(Bible texts are in regular font. EGW quotes are in italics. My personal comments are underlined.)

  1. Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
  2. Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
    1. “After the earth was created, and the beasts upon it, the Father and Son carried out their purpose, which was designed before the fall of Satan, to make man in their own image. They had wrought together in the creation of the earth and every living thing upon it. And now God says to his Son, “Let us make man in our image.” {1SP 24.2}
  3. Genesis 19:24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven.
    1. EGW used this verse one time and simply quoted it.

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God the Father in the Bible

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John 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

1 Corinthians 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

Galatians 1:1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)

Galatians 1:3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,

Ephesians 6:23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (more…)

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The Son of God in the Bible

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Son of God, 48

Daniel 3:25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

Matthew 4:3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

Matthew 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Matthew 8:29 And, behold, they [demons] cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? (more…)

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The Spirit of God in the Bible

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Psalms 51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Isaiah 63:10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.

Isaiah 63:11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?

Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? (more…)

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Christ Spoke God’s Words

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Have you ever asked the question, “What authority did Jesus use when He was speaking?”

Matthew 4:4 He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Matthew 24:35 (Mark 13:31) Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Luke 5:1 It came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,

Luke 11:28 …Blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

John 3:34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

      • (Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.)

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Worshipping Jesus with Daniel Mesa

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Are we to worship Jesus?

Let’s see what the Bible says. My name is Pr Daniel Mesa at RevelationWithDaniel.com.

The first question is this: is Christ God? John 1:1-3, 14 says,

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.

John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

John 1:14 The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Is he divine? – Matt 16:16

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Australian Bird Sounds

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Squaw Valley – Prophecy Series, “History Mystery”

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Night 1: Daniel Chapter Two

Night 2: Second Coming

Night 3: Christ or Antichrist

Night 4: Antichrist Revealed

Night 5: The Sanctuary

Night 6: The Daily

Night 7: The 70 Weeks

Night 8: Daniel 3

Night 9: Hebrews Overview

Night 10: Genesis in the New Testament

Night 11: Genesis 1:1-26

Night 12: Genesis 1:26-2:7

Night 13: Spiritualism in the Old Testament

Night 14: Spiritualism in the New Testament

Night 15: Genesis 2:8-25

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Born a “Trick Baby”

I don’t know ANYTHING about this man except for what he says in this short testimony–and it’s powerful.

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Worshipping at Satan’s Throne

Oh, how Satan works to plant his throne between the human worship and the Divine Being, intercepting and appropriating the adoration God should have. The Lord is mighty. The Lord works, and who can hinder Him? The adversary of God and man is ever at work to unite every human agency with him to see faults in their brethren and to cherish the spirit of criticism, educate themselves as accusers of the Lord’s delegated servants, and to question and make of none effect the message that they bear. Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted shall be rooted up.” {Ms59-1895.16}

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Christ’s Sphere

“The whole world is Christ’s field of labor. A sphere narrower than this does not enter His thoughts” (The Signs of the Times, June 24, 1897).

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God the Father and the Son

God
so love the world that He gave His Son
John 3:16

God
gave of His Son
1John 5:10

God
sent His Son
1John 4:10

God
sent His only begotten Son
1John 4:9

God
testified of His Son
1John 5:9 (more…)

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Justification Retained

But while God can be just, and yet justify the sinner through the merits of Christ, no man can cover his soul with the garments of Christ’s righteousness while practicing known sins or neglecting known duties. God requires the entire surrender of the heart, before justification can take place; and in order for man to retain justification, there must be continual obedience, through active, living faith that works by love and purifies the soul.  {FW 100.1}

Genuine faith will be manifested in good works; for good works are the fruits of faith. As God works in the heart, and man surrenders his will to God, and cooperates with God, he works out in the life what God works in by the Holy Spirit, and there is harmony between the purpose of the heart and the practice of the life. Every sin must be renounced as the hateful thing that crucified the Lord of life and glory, and the believer must have a progressive experience by continually doing the works of Christ. It is by continual surrender of the will, by continual obedience, that the blessing of justification is retained.  {1SM 397.1}

James 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
James 2:18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
James 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
James 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
James 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
James 2:22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
James 2:24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
James 2:25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Zechariah 3:4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.

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1 Timothy 4

Hello ______________________,

Thank you for asking about 1 Timothy 4:4-5.
Here are a few thoughts that I hope will be helpful:
1 Timothy 4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats (the word “meats” doesn’t necessitate flesh food. It many times means food in general. Notice these verses which DO use the word “flesh” that is eaten, “Romans 14:21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. 1Corinthians 8:13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.”), which God hath created to be received (with this clarification, WHICH God has created to be received, we can conclude that there are some foods which God has NOT created to be received. We could ask, after reading this text, “Which foods?”) with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth (“Thy Word is Truth…” John 17:17.).
1 Timothy 4:4 For every creature (WHICH God has created to be received) of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
1 Timothy 4:5 For it (whichever foods one is eating WHICH God has created to be received) is sanctified by the word (extremely important) of God and prayer.
If what we are eating is not “sanctified by the word,” then we are eating things WHICH GOD HAS NOT created to be received with thanksgiving. We are therefore not them which “know the truth,” as stated in verse 3.
All the other Bible verses fit into this context as well.
Here’s a sermon presented that I believe will be helpful as well:
God’s blessing to you!
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Verses for Revelation 1:5-6, the Seven Fold Praise

Some verses that go along with the ‘seven fold praise’ of Revelation 1:5-6 are as follows:

Verse 5:

  • Faithful Witness: Psalm 89:36, Proverbs 14:5, Isaiah 8:2, Jeremiah 42:5, Revelation 3:14
  • Begotten: Psalm 2:7, John 1:14, 18, John 3:16, 18, Acts 13:33, Hebrews 1:5, 5:5, 1 John 4:9
  • Prince: Isaiah 9:6, Daniel 8:9-11, 10:13, 21, 12:1
  • Blood: Matthew 26:28, Romans 3:25, Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14, Hebrews 10:4, 1 John 1:7

Verse 6:

  • Kings and
  • priests: Genesis 14:18, Matthew 12:5-6, 39-41, 42(Jesus declares Himself greater than every priest, prophet and king), Hebrews 7:1, Revelation 5:10
  • Dominion: Daniel 7:14, 27, Colossians 1:16, 1 Peter 4:11, 5:11, Jude 1:25
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Remittance of Sins

Question for you: obviously we know only God can forgive sins….so how then do you explain John 20:23 to say, a Catholic, who regularly goes to a priest for forgiveness?

Hello ___________,

The question is good. Here are a few thoughts:

When looking at similar concepts, we must look at Matthew 16:18-23. Christ was saying that Peter was Petros, while He Himself is Petra. Two different words with two different meanings. Peter, or Petros, means a piece of, or a fragment of a rock. Rock, or Petra, means not a piece, but the rock itself. Then He states what sounds like whatever Peter does and says, God obeys and does as well. The “keys of the Kingdom of Heaven” does not mean total access to anything at any time. This is not what was being said. For example: Christ states that He would be killed. Peter rejects that. Christ turns from him (Mark 8:33) and says, “Get thee behind me satan…” Now, if what Christ had just said in verse 18 were true, that the gates of hell would not prevail against Peter, than Christ’s promise had just been broken! Peter was overcome! 

Notice also Matthew 18:14-18. If someone sins, go to him personally. If he doesn’t listen, take another. If he still rejects your offer of reconciliation, take it to the church. THEN we have the similar thoughts as found in John 20:23… The church members must work together with prayer, Bible counsel, personal interaction and corporate decisions to come to the conclusions of what God’s thoughts are about a matter. So, when doing these type of disciplinary actions, we are to find out what God has already known about that someone or situation, and do what we can to work together with what we believe God’s will is in that case. 

We are not called to forgive sin that God must then forgive also because we forgave it first. No! We are to prayerfully search out a situation, doing what we can to reconcile, before concluding that God has either already forgiven someone, or has not, because of that persons decisions. 

There are similar ideas behind ordination. We don’t ordain someone to be accepted by God for ministry. We ordain someone because we believe God has already accepted them and is using them in ministry. Or, we don’t baptize someone to be accepted by God, but do so because God has already accepted that person and we’re showing a public demonstration of what we believe has already happened. 

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Table of Shewbread in Revelation Five

Hello, you said,

“My kids and I have been going through verse by verse of Revelation with you.  I have a question.  You mentioned in chapter 8 that Jesus “the angel” is near the table of shewbread having two crowns, according to Exodus 25:24-25.  I looked up in Exodus and it talks about making a crown of gold round about and another Bible Version said a molding of gold all around.  Here is my question: “Are these two crowns on the table or as I see it as a frame around the table to seal or protect it”  How do you get or see two crowns??”

When looking at the table of shewbread, there are two stacks of six loaves of bread.
Leviticus 24:5 And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof: two tenth deals shall be in one cake.
Leviticus 24:6 And thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before the LORD.
There are two crowns, as mentioned in the verse you sited. Sure, they could be guards, but that doesn’t take away from their symbolism. So, because–as covered later in the series–Christ is at the lamp stands in chapter one, at the table of shewbread in chapter five, and at the altar of incense in chapter eight. He later moves into the Most Holy place in chapter eleven. You can see that all articles of furniture are mentioned–as long as the table of shewbread is pictured as having two stacks of bread and two crowns–one for the Father, one for the Son (as Christ sat on the right hand of the throne of majesty). =)
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The Work of the Minister

“The work of explaining the Bible by the Bible itself is the work that should be done by all our ministers who are fully awake to the times in which we live (letter 376, 1906).”

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The Millennium & the Holy City

Hello…

You wrote:

“Comment: I am a Seventh day Adventist studying with a Baptist preacher. Could you please tell me how you would answer his question regarding Jerusalem in Revelation 20? I told him that was the New Jerusalem that comes down at the end of the 1000 years. He points out that the New Jerusalem does not come down until Revelation 21, after the wicked have been judged. I showed examples where Revelation is not written in chronological order, but I cannot find any scriptural references that support my understanding that is the New Jerusalem instead of the old. How would you address this? I am really enjoying your sermons on going through Revelation chapter by chapter, I first learned about them through audioverse. Thank you for mentioning your website, I will investigate this site thoroughly. You speak in a way that is easy to comprehend. Thank you for your ministry. I will be anxiously waiting for your response. Thank you in advance…”

Revelation 20 plays the future three times over.

Before: 1, “Angel come down”
During: 2, “bound him”
After: 3, “after that he must be loosed”

Before: 4, “I saw thrones”
During: 4, “They lived and reigned”
After: 7, “thousand years are expired”

Before: 11, “a great white throne”
During: 12, “the books were opened”
After: 14, “the lake of fire”

In verse 9, in the context of ‘after’ the millennium, the Holy City–New Jerusalem–seems to be COMING down, though I don’t believe it is pictured there as having COME down completely. Please notice that it is possible that it is still hovering over the earth, if you will, while fire comes down. Then, after the final destruction of sin and sinners, the Holy City continues as pictured in chapter 21.

Please let me know if that makes sense to you. Thanks! Be blessed.

 

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Homosexuality

  1. Exploding the Gay Myth – The Victor J Adamson Story

  2. The All Important Question

  3. Homosexuality in the Bible

  4. Strait Answers to the Gay Question

  5. Making it Real and Practical – Gay Christians Part 1

  6. Making it Real and Practical – Gay Christians Part 2

  7. Sexual Purity, Lost and Found by Danielle Harrison

  8. The Prefix Christian by Ron Woolsey

  9. Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students (May 13, 2016)

  10. Male Transgender Testimony (Short video)

  11. Notes from “The Biblical LGBT”

  12. Kids are not Alright: A Lesbian’s Daughter Speaks Out

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Thanking God for RevelationWithDaniel

This is a comment I got through email:

Comment: Hello Pastor Daniel,
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your excellent ongoing series happening right now ‘Revelation verse by verse’
What a blessing and truely God has blessed you to help many grasp a better understanding of this wonderful book which is so crucial at this time.
May God continue to bless you ‘ …more than you can ask or think…’ with ongoing clarity, eloquence and articulation of the fascinating truths of the book of Revelation

Mike

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The 144,000 – Literal or Symbolic?

Hello Nigel. Thank you for asking. There are a few reasons I believe what I do, so I will set them out in this response so you can then let me know what you believe:

Revelation 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels (representing God’s providences) standing on the four corners of the earth (symbolic of the entire earth, as the earth is round and has no corners), holding the four winds of the earth (symbolic of the strife and destruction to be let loose in God’s providential timing), that the wind (symbolic of destruction) should not blow on the earth (symbolic of the desolate areas), nor on the sea (symbolic of the populated areas), nor on any tree (symbolic of symbolic of people).

Revelation 7:2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east (symbolic of a message growing in strength like the sun rising), having the seal of the living God (symbolic of God’s people being conformed into the image of God, being obedient to all His commandments–including the Sabbath): and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
Revelation 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees (symbolic of the destruction mentioned above), till we have sealed (symbolic of conformity to God’s will in all points) the servants of our God in their foreheads (symbolic of the where choices are made–in the frontal lobe).
Revelation 7:4 And I heard the number (Literal?) of them which were sealed (symbolic of God’s fitness for heaven, which cannot be seen on their foreheads): and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes (symbolic of the leaders of God’s people in OT history) of the children of Israel (symbolic of the Israel of God, not referring only to the bloodline Israelites, though they can certainly be included).

Now consider a quote used from Early Writings by many people who say that EGW meant that it was literal and ask yourself the question, “Which part of this is NOT symbolizing some greater truth.”:

“I raised my eyes, and saw a straight and narrow path, cast up high above the world. On this path the Advent people were traveling to the city, which was at the farther end of the path. They had a bright light set up behind them at the beginning of the path, which an angel told me was the midnight cry. This light shone all along the path and gave light for their feet so that they might not stumble. If they kept their eyes fixed on Jesus, who was just before them, leading them to the city, they were safe. But soon some grew weary, and said the city was a great way off, and they expected to have entered it before. Then Jesus would encourage them by raising His glorious right arm, and from His arm came a light which waved over the Advent band, and they shouted, “Alleluia!” Others rashly denied the light behind them and said that it was not God that had led them out so far. The light behind them went out, leaving their feet in perfect darkness, and they stumbled and lost sight of the mark and of Jesus, and fell off the path down into the dark and wicked world below. Soon we heard the voice of God like many waters, which gave us the day and hour of Jesus’ coming. The living saints, 144,000 in number, knew and understood the voice, while the wicked thought it was thunder and an earthquake. When God spoke the time, He poured upon us the Holy Ghost, and our faces began to light up and shine with the glory of God, as Moses’ did when he came down from Mount Sinai. {EW 14-15}

Also, if it is literal, why is the tribe of Dan missing?

Please let me know what you think. And if there are other quotes you’d like to have me read, please send them along. Thank you!

Pastor Daniel Mesa.

The 144,000 – Literal or Symbolic?2016-10-12T22:30:10+00:00

Is Ordination Present Truth?

There were three items in the earthly sanctuary: a pot containing manna, the ten commandments, and Aaron’s rod that budded. This can be seen in both Old and New Testaments, but notice Hebrews 9:4 putting each item together in one verse, “Hebrews 9:3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; Hebrews 9:4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant.”

Aaron’s rod was a symbol for a lot of things, as were the pot and commandments (see the above video for a quick overview), but one thing can definitely be found by reading Numbers 16-17–God’s order in the priesthood is important to Him.

Since we are living today in the antitypical Day of Atonement (find a study on that here), which was the only time in Israelite history when the ark was seen during the services, we conclude that the items placed within that ark are especially significant for us today–as present truth.

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