November 19, 2022
Pillars are among the most important parts of any structure. They are what provides support to a home or a building. In ancient times pillars were often seen with elaborate ornamentation at the entrance of magnificent buildings, especially those with religious significance.
Solomon’s Temple featured two pillars given prophetically significant names—Jachin, meaning “God will establish”, and Boaz, meaning “In God is Strength”. You can read about the details of these two pillars in 1 Kings 7:13-22, 41-42, and 2 Chronicles 3:15-17. In contrast, we also read about two pillars in the record of Samson , where his last act was to push away the two pillars that supported the pagan temple of Dagon (Judges 10:23-31).
The Gospel of John, Jesus' seventh sign, part 26
When Jesus told His disciples that He would be leaving them shortly, they did not know what He meant. There was no modern transportation in those days, so their perspective was different from ours. We today might mean that we will be taking a plane across the ocean, but in those days they might travel for a month and go just a short distance (as we reckon it).
The Gospel of John, Jesus' seventh sign, part 27
There was also coming a shift in their prayer life. If they needed something during the time that they walked with Jesus, they only needed to ask Him, and He then asked the Father. It appears that the disciples did not yet have a direct relationship with the Father, but only with Jesus.
The Epistles of Paul - Ephesians Part 3: The Household of the Mystery
Many of the things which we shall say here in our introduction to Ephesians chapter 3, we have already said in our other commentaries on Paul’s epistles. This is because because Paul was teaching Covenant Theology throughout his epistles, and we are merely following along. Covenant Theology is the only true theology, and for as long as we are expositing Paul’s letters, we shall be repeating many of these things over and again as often as Paul made reference to them.
The Epistles of Paul - Ephesians Part 4: The Restoration of the Saints
As we have already explained at length, for the first three chapters of this epistle Paul has been teaching Covenant Theology, and explaining to these Ephesians both how and why they should choose to follow Christ. So, for example, Paul has told them that they were chosen in Christ from the foundation of Society, preordained for the position of sons, redeemed, forgiven for their sins, and given an inheritance, since they had before had an expectation in Christ.
Paths of Old – Ancient Paths
Jeremiah 6:16; 18:15; Acts 15:21
“Thus said יהוה (Yahweh), “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; and find rest for yourselves….” (Jeremiah 6:16)
“But My people have forgotten Me, they have burned incense to what is false, and they have stumbled from their ways, from the ancient paths, to walk in bypaths and not on a highway.” (Jeremiah 18:15)
Regular public reading of the Torah was introduced by Ezra the Scribe after the return of the Jewish people from their Babylonian captivity (c. 537 BCE), as described in the Book of Nehemiah 8. In the modern era, adherents of Orthodox Judaism practice Torah reading according to a set procedure they believe has remained unchanged in the two thousand years since the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem (70 CE).
“For from ancient generations Mosheh has, in every city, those proclaiming him – being read in the congregations every Sabbath.” (Acts 15:21)
Bible readings for November 19, 2022. In the 11th solar month of the Hebrew 8th month of Cheshvan (October/November).
And Sarah’s life
- Genesis 23:1-25:18
- 1 Kings 1:1-31
- Matthew 27:3-10
Luke 9:57-62; John 4:1-42
If you are interested in downloading the annual Torah reading schedule with projected new moon sightings, Feast Days, click HERE.
Three Year Bible Reading Schedule
Genesis to Revelation
Genesis 23:1-20 | Judges 6:1—7:25 | Psalm 22:1-31 | Isaiah 25:1—26:21 | Matthew 22:1—23:36
If you are interested in downloading the complete 3 year Bible reading schedule, click HERE. You can break up your Bible reading into 5 days of your choosing or combine the above readings of your choice.
Potential New Moon Sighting
The potential next New Moon sighting may take place at sunset on Friday, November 25, 2022. The illumination percentage is calculated to be at 3%.
The last New Moon was sighted on October 27, 2022. A Hebrew month cannot be less than 29 days and no more than 30 days long.
Based on the last New Moon of October 27th at sunset, 29 days later brings us to sunset on November 25th. We should be able to sight this New Moon if there are no clouds, rain, etc. to obstruct the sighting of this New Moon. Be on the watch for this next New Moon.
Climate Activists Smash 10 Climate Commandment Tablets On Mt. Sinai
Dawn broke crisp and clear over Mount Sinai on Sunday morning, as half a dozen climate activists gathered to adorn their cause with religious overtones. They chose the site based on its proximity to COP27, a global climate summit now underway at Sinai coastal resort Sharm El-Sheikh, but once chosen they couldn’t resist conscious parallels to Moses receiving the Old Covenant.
Christian Colleges Are Choosing The Path Of Moral Compromise Over LGBTQ Issues
Every year, thousands of young people attend colleges and universities that profess a strong commitment to the Bible and the historic teachings of the Christian faith. Yet today many schools that profess Evangelical Protestant beliefs are straddling an ever-widening chasm between the convictions they claim and the policies they practice.
UN Wants To Try Israel In Intl Court For 'Illegally Occupying Palestine'
The UN passed a resolution to try Israel in the International Criminal Court for the crime of “illegally occupying the Palestinian Territories” last week. But at least one expert in international law refutes the charges, explaining that not only is there no “illegal occupation”, and Israel has the right to annex Judea and Samaria.
How Do Americans Determine Right From Wrong? Poll Shows Disappointing Results
“The laws of the land are replacing the laws of God in determining good and evil in America.”
Dr. George Barna, a senior fellow with Family Research Council’s Center for Biblical Worldview, conducted research through the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University exploring what Americans believe about morality. From a sampling of 2,275 respondents, Barna aimed to answer this question: How do people decide what is right versus what is wrong?
High Tech Roman Water System Frozen In Time Near Pompeii
Archaeologists in Italy were “impressed” with their discovery of a hydraulic system beneath a luxury Roman villa that was covered in the 79 AD eruption of Vesuvius. However, they were “shocked” when they realized that it hadn’t moved in almost 2,000 years.
Scientists recently discovered an ancient Roman water system , or Hypocaust, that provided heated water and air to a luxury Roman villa in the German town of Kempten. Another team of archaeologists working in Italy have now announced the discovery of a Roman hydraulic system at Stabiae, an ancient city about 4.5 kilometers (2.79 miles) southwest of Pompeii.
Digital ID Will Merge Your Identity & Reputation Into Trust Scores
“Trust Scores” or reputational scores are aspects of having a digital identity that haven’t been discussed much. By default, everyone who accepts a digital identity, whether decentralised or not, will receive a Trust Score.
With the introduction of trusted digital identities, social credit systems are reaching the West.
The tagline of many digital identity advertisements is “At the heart of all digital identity is trust.” But what does that even mean?
11 Signs That Economic Activity Is Plunging Off A Cliff
Have you noticed it too? There has been a dramatic shift in the economy in recent days. It has been sudden and it has been severe. All over the country, sales are falling like a rock, inventories are piling up to alarming levels, and large companies are beginning to conduct mass layoffs.
Perhaps it was inevitable that such a downturn would arrive, but the Federal Reserve has made things far worse by rapidly hiking interest rates. Every other time the Fed has engaged in such a rate hiking binge it has resulted in a recession, and there is no way that we are going to escape unscathed this time around.
The following are 11 signs that economic activity is plunging off a cliff…
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Revelation Chapter 4: Will There Be Gradations, Ranks, And A Higher Existence For Some In Heaven?
The 24 elders in Revelation chapter 4 represent all of the redeemed of humanity in heaven. In The Revelation Record, Dr. Henry Morris provides more information about the elder’s identity. He writes: “But why twenty-four elders? The term ‘elder’ has both an administrative and a chronological connotation (note I Peter 1:1, 5). That the elders in Revelation are individual men and not just symbolic of all believers is indicated by the individual conversation reported of individual elders (Revelation 5:5; 7:13). They do represent all believers of all ages, but they are also individual men, the elders of all redeemed humanity…
SYRIA AND RUSSIA SIGN AGREEMENT TO REBUILD ANCIENT PAGAN TEMPLE ARCH IN FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY. A SIGN OF MESSIAH’S ARRIVAL?
The Russian and Syrian governments announced that they are moving on to the next stage in reconstructing the ancient temple of the pagan god Ba’al in Palmyra. If successful, the project will necessarily mark the third incarnation of the Roman Victory Arch of Palmyra which an ancient Jewish source states must fall and be rebuilt three times before the arrival of the Messiah. On Wednesday, the Syrian Trust for Development, Directorate-General for Antiquities and Museums and the Institute for the History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Sciences signed an agreement to start the second phase of the project for restoring the Arch of Triumph that stood outside of an ancient pagan Temple in Palmyra, Syria…