The Thief on the Cross In his dying hours our Redeemer was associated with malefactors — “numbered with the transgressors.” (Isa. 53:12; Luke 23:39-43.) One of these “railed on Him, saying, If Thou be Christ, save Thyself and us.” The other was more kindly disposed. Instead of railing against Jesus, he rebuked the railer, confessing […]
Question. — Is there any difference between the blood that justifies and the blood that sanctifies? — Heb. 10: 20. Answer. — There is no difference whatever. It is the one blood that makes the coiners thereunto perfect viz., the blood of Jesus. In previous Dutch articles, we noted that a covenant victim volunteered to […]
We have a look at the Redeemer mentioned in the Book of Job
Heb. goel; i.e., one charged with the duty of restoring the rights of another and avenging his wrongs #Le 25:48,49 Nu 5:8 Ru 4:1 Job 19:25 #Ps 19:14 78:35 etc. This title is peculiarly applied to Christ. He redeems us from all evil by the payment of a ransom.
Not every covenant that God made with His People is to be viewed as having no limit in time, but that which was bought at a heavy price is sealed with blood forever. The prime necessity of human race, salvation from sin and death, has been provided in the divine purpose and solved by the sent one from God, who was willing to put his own will aside to do the Will of his heavenly Father, and gave himself as a ransom for all people.
In 1909 the brotherhood throughout the world was affectionately remembered in prayer, and special grace for special trials was desired for each and all. On April 4 they found themselves united at the memorial table, like we too shall be united on April 19 remembering the Nazarene master teacher his Last Supper before he died at the stake.
Several of the Covenants which God made are styled “everlasting.” Not that they all are to be considered endless, but rather uninterrupted or perpetual until such time as may have been appointed for them to expire. The Covenant with Noah (Gen. 9: 9-17), that of the Law (Ex. 31: 16; Lev. 24: 7-9; Num. 18: […]
In Heb. 13: 13-16, the Apostle speaks of us going forth to Jesus without the camp, to bear his reproach. Does this mean that we are to consider ourselves and our sacrifices (Rom. 12: 1) as sin offerings, as it were the goat following the bullock? It cannot mean this, for the goat sacrifice has […]
The Divine Word, as already noted, expresses much of its teaching in symbolic language, such as parables and figuratively expressed prophecies. But, besides these, there is a deal of typical incident and arrangement intended to assist God’s people to a better understanding of His purposes. That is certain persons and companies of persons have been […]
In the previous two chapters we have seen that the first human beings took a wrong direction and had their relationship to God damaged. We also saw that there was a need of a redemption price for which God could not be the stand in or become an incarnation and play a man. As such […]