Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Isaiah 23:7

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Isaiah 23:7

7 Is this your joyous [`alliyz] city, whose antiquity [qadmah] is of ancient [qedem] days [yowm]? her own feet [regel] shall carry [yabal] her afar off [rachowq] to sojourn [guwr].  KJV-Interlinear

7 Is this your exultant city whose origin is from days of old, whose feet carried her to settle far away?   ESV

Tyre is mocked and ridiculed for its own boasting.  It boasted of its prosperity and wealth and joy, even of its long history.  The actual beginning of Tyre is not known, but it is said to have dated back to nearly the time of Abraham.  The Temple of Hercules, in Tyre, is said to be one of the oldest in the ancient world.

But all of its history, all of its wealth, all of its influence that it has had on the entire world, will not be enough to prevent its own destruction, which by the way will be self-destruction.

No one and nothing in this world can sustain itself, unless God wills it.  You, no matter who you are, are nothing without Gods grace.  And if God decides you are finished, then there is nothing that will prevent your destruction.

The feet carried away, is a phrase that has a dual meaning.  First it deals with the prosperity and influence that Tyre has had on regions far and wide.  Its trade and economic influence extended throughout the entire world.

And second, the feet that once carried it through prosperity, will now carry it through adversity.  It is one thing to be forced to leave and then settle elsewhere when you have the resources to do so, but it is quite another thing to be forced to leave, without resources, having to live in a foreign place, in total poverty, which makes life extremely miserable and hard.

History is filled with refugees that have been forced out of their homes into camps or worse.  Getting back on ones feet is difficult if not impossible. 

But life is nothing more than the endless examples of hardship, that will come to the spiritual life, a life that lasts forever.

Throughout history people have been indifferent toward truth making them reject truth and refusing to support truth.  Instead people support the false, they pursue the false, they boast of the false, they invest in the false, and that is the nature of humanity.  Most religions, which are false systems, are wealthy.  Most Christian organizations which follow the truth of doctrine, are poor.  That is a historical fact.  Why?

Because the nature of humanity is anti-truth.  Promote the lies and feel good about it.  Laugh at the truth and feel good about that too.

But here we have the last laugh, which belongs to God.  All of the attributes of Tyre, all of the attributes of human plans, will inevitably fail.

Do they fail instantly?  No.  God is gracious and allows even the worst of plans to continue, which by the way they continue only because God wills it, not because of their own inherent power, but they continue because, God can look down the tunnel of time and see all of the future generations of people who will believe in Christ, who will advance in their spiritual lives, until the very last person in history who will believe, and then it will all come to a halt.

If you are one of those indifferent types, well then you probably are not reading this, but if you were, then know this.  Your life continues only because God allows it, despite your indifference and refusal to comply with His mandates and will and so forth.

There is a greater purpose, and your attitude or plans or procrastination or indifference or excuses are not that purpose.


Daily Bible Study Links –Wed. 10-1-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Wed. 10-1-2014
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Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:15  –
The word for fashion, ‘yatsar,’ is one of the words for creation which we studied in  ……    
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Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:5  -  
In chapter 19, we studied the prophecy concerning Egypt and the many  ……      
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:6  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
And so what is the current harbor?  Who is told to make a change?  Why?    ……     
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Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:7  – 
Tyre is mocked and ridiculed for its own boasting.  It boasted of its  ……     
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Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:1  –  
And now we get into the issue of judging and blaming.  Even though there are  ……     
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Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:2  –
People can pride themselves at being able to fool or deceive other people, but  ……     
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Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:14  –  
From the place of Gods habitation.  And where   ……    
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Isaiah 23:6

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Isaiah 23:6

6 Pass ye over [`abar] to Tarshish [Tarshiysh]; howl [yalal], ye inhabitants [yashab] of the isle ['iy].  KJV-Interlinear

6 Cross over to Tarshish;  wail, O inhabitants of the coast!  ESV

And so what is the current harbor?  Who is told to make a change?  Why? 

This advice is given to the inhabitants of Tyre, to get out, to go and find new and different harbors, because their current harbor is going to be destroyed.

Jesus Christ controls history.

In contrast, Satan and then man, try to control their own destinies, apart from God.  Neither angel nor man has the sovereignty, authority, power, or knowledge with which to control tomorrow let alone the entire universe.

And this and the next several verses will pose questions as to who has the power, who has the authority, who has the wherewithal to comand the elements of nature as well as the entirety of the future of everything and everyone.

Tarshish, as we saw from the other day, is a reference to the many islands of the Mediterranean Sea.  The islands and coastal regions, back then, were the center of commerce and activity.  Tyre was a focal point and crossroads of much of the activity that came out of Africa, from across Arabia, from Persia, and from across the entire region of the Mediterranean and beyond.

But Tyre also represents the entirety of the controlled trade of humanity.  As power evolves in man, then the controls and abuse of those controls likewise grow.  When one single place controls all, then when it collapses, then all suffer.

One of the fundamental principles of Christianity and of the Laws of Establishment, is the decentralization of power and control and authority, so that freedoms are not abused.  That is why many nations provide more security than one single nation.  Many languages, many cultures, many colors, many races and so forth, provide for greater freedoms and individuality, than only a single of any of them.

When the Tribulation does finally occur, then the effort for a single government, a single money source, a single language, a single justice system, and so forth, will become abusive to the maximum and the entirety of all world systems will collapse with mind-boggling surprise.

And now we have our verse.

Get out, change your ways, find new and better trade resources and sources, is the warning.

The bad source will be the anti-christ and the one world systems that will be installed.  Many of which will probably already exist prior to the Rapture.  Just look around the world now.

The new and better and changes needed, are the old systems of free enterprise, of many governments, of many cultures and so forth.  But the single greatest warning and advice is to change away from all things false, to all things true, from evil to good, from all things bad to Christ.


But who will listen?

Daily Bible Study Links –Tues. 9-30-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Tues. 9-30-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:6  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
And so what is the current harbor?  Who is told to make a change?  Why?    ……     
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Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:15  –
The word for fashion, ‘yatsar,’ is one of the words for creation which we studied in  ……    
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] -->...


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:5  -  
In chapter 19, we studied the prophecy concerning Egypt and the many  ……      
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:6  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
And so what is the current harbor?  Who is told to make a change?  Why?    ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:4  – 
Sidon is the older city to the north of Tyre.  Tyre was the powerful economic city and seaport built up on a small island just off shore from the mainland, seemingly  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:1  –  
And now we get into the issue of judging and blaming.  Even though there are  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:2  –
People can pride themselves at being able to fool or deceive other people, but  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:14  –  
From the place of Gods habitation.  And where   ……    
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Isaiah 23:5

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Isa 23:5

5 As at the report [shema`] concerning Egypt [Mitsrayim], so shall they be sorely pained [chuwl] at the report [shema`] of Tyre [Tsor].   KJV-Interlinear

5 When the report comes to Egypt, they will be in anguish over the report about Tyre.   ESV

In chapter 19, we studied the prophecy concerning Egypt and the many calamities that were going to fall on that region.  Remember, all of these prophecies are referring to the final days of history and therefore they are interconnected.

They are not independent of each other.

Now, since this verse refers to the calamities of Egypt, and then the calamities concerning Tyre, then it is reasonable to presume that this is the chronological order in which they will occur.

During the Tribulation, everything is not going to collapse simultaneously.  There is going to be a logical order to the collapse, and these two prophecies are interconnected in that Egypt will suffer major problems that will leave the world in dismay, and then Tyre will subsequently suffer hardships.

And we know that these geographical regions are symbolic of the economies of the world, their resources and the causes pertaining to their prosperity and to their calamity.

So, given that sequence, after studying chapter 19, which you can review anytime online, then we know that the natural flow of the weather, its impact on the region and on its economy, the loss of resources, increased unemployment, decline is business and so forth, will all be beyond the control of people.

No one can control the weather.  No one can control the harvest.  No one can control the economy.  No one can control employment.

And therefore, the point is, that God controls all, and when God is rejected, then the benefit of that control is lost.

Simply said, if you reject Gods help then He does not give it.

Then, you have to realize on your own that without God, you are really helpless.  And unfortunately, too many people have to take the hard road before they realize the obvious.


Daily Bible Study Links –Mon. 9-29-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Mon. 9-29-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:5  -  
In chapter 19, we studied the prophecy concerning Egypt and the many  ……      
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 (Mobile format works better using the mobile app)

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Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:15  –
The word for fashion, ‘yatsar,’ is one of the words for creation which we studied in  ……    
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] -->...


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:5  -  
In chapter 19, we studied the prophecy concerning Egypt and the many  ……      
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:3  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
We can take two things from this verse. Tyre was vastly wealthy and successful and was the gateway of    ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:4  – 
Sidon is the older city to the north of Tyre.  Tyre was the powerful economic city and seaport built up on a small island just off shore from the mainland, seemingly  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:1  –  
And now we get into the issue of judging and blaming.  Even though there are  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:2  –
People can pride themselves at being able to fool or deceive other people, but  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:14  –  
From the place of Gods habitation.  And where   ……    
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...



Sunday, September 28, 2014

Psalm 33:15

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Psalm 33:15

15 He fashioneth [yatsar] their hearts [leb] alike [yachad]; he considereth [biyn] all their works [ma`aseh].  KJV-Interlinear

15 he who fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds.  ESV

The word for fashion, ‘yatsar,’ is one of the words for creation which we studied in Genesis.  It means to fashion something out of something, such as a pot out of clay.  And in Genesis, Adam’s body was fashioned out of the dust of the ground.

But here we have a fashioning of the heart, which is not the physical heart, because in the latter part of this verse, the works of the heart are referred to.

The heart in the physiological sense, is the pump that moves the blood throughout the body.  In the soul, the heart is used as the symbolic pump for the thought activity circulating throughout the soul.

And the thoughts in the soul are determined by what the content of the soul is, or where that content comes from.

In the real world, you can learn from the false things of life or from the truths of life, and of course from the combination of both.

In any case, people have information from which they can learn and think.  And this applies to all people, regardless of their intelligence level or lack of it.  Realize too, that not everyone needs the same quantity of information, in order to succeed.

And God gave us all information and sufficient resources to discern the real from the fake of life, regardless of our intelligence capabilities.

The spiritual life is on a level playing field.  It offers fair and equal opportunity to all.

Anyone can fail or succeed.  Everyone has the same access and spiritual resources with which to fail or succeed.

And, everyone can succeed if they really want to succeed, but they have to want to, and they have to comply with Gods spiritual process, which is a part of those spiritual resources that everyone has access to.

So, there is no excuse for anyone, ever.

If you have not yet figured out what this psalm is teaching, then you need to know this.  God is extremely smart.  God is extremely fair.  God is extremely patient.  God is extremely generous.  But God draws the line between that which is good and that which is not good.

And the attitude that disregards Gods spiritual process and tries to substitute ones own process, is one of those methods which God rejects.

The attitude that rejects spiritual responsibilities and obligations, is one of those attitudes that God rejects.

God sees and knows everything.  You cannot fool God.  To pretend otherwise makes you out to be the fool.


And, not only the fool, but a very stupid fool.

Daily Bible Study Links –Sun. 9-28-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Sun. 9-28-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:15  –
The word for fashion, ‘yatsar,’ is one of the words for creation which we studied in  ……    
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Important links:
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Daily Bible Study Library:  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/library.html

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How to prepare for your daily study:  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/how-to-prepare.html
Blog and Feed Subscription Links:  http://www.neelyranch.com/contactus.html

Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:15  –
The word for fashion, ‘yatsar,’ is one of the words for creation which we studied in  ……    
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] -->...


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:2  -  
Be still, ‘damam,’ means to be silent as in the dead, do not move, stop as in total astonishment, sit up and  ……      
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:3  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
We can take two things from this verse. Tyre was vastly wealthy and successful and was the gateway of    ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:4  – 
Sidon is the older city to the north of Tyre.  Tyre was the powerful economic city and seaport built up on a small island just off shore from the mainland, seemingly  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:1  –  
And now we get into the issue of judging and blaming.  Even though there are  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:2  –
People can pride themselves at being able to fool or deceive other people, but  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:14  –  
From the place of Gods habitation.  And where   ……    
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...