Thursday, December 18, 2014

Romans 2:25

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Romans 2:25

25 For [gar] circumcision [peritome] verily [men] profiteth [opheleo], if [ean] thou keep [prasso] the law [nomos]: but [de] if [ean] thou be [o] a breaker [parabates] of the law [nomos], thy [sou] circumcision [peritome] is made [ginomai] uncircumcision [akrobustia].   KJV-Interlinear

25 For circumcision indeed is of value if you obey the law, but if you break the law, your circumcision becomes uncircumcision.    ESV

A ritual has value only if you know and understand its meaning. Otherwise, if you follow some ritual, but have no clue as to what it is that you are doing, then you gain no value by observing the ritual.

Circumcision was a recognition of the entrance into the Abrahamic covenant, which was with God.  It was not the entrance itself, but representative of the entrance and of the many privileges that the Hebrews enjoyed as a result of their being chosen by God.

Their being chosen was due to their faith, not due to some activity or event or exercise.

The value was in the soul, not in the body, and certainly not from some external activity or status.

Obedience to the Law, does not refer to the adherence of many rules of observance, but of the meaning behind the rules, namely recognizing that one cannot possibly keep the rules in the first place, but one needs to recognize the need for faith in a savior, and credit to whom it is due, not from ones own works.

Going one step further, if you promote or try to promote Christianity but you yourself lack understanding, then your promotion goes nowhere.  Simply quoting scripture, or stating cliché phrases, when these things lack instruction or comprehension, only muddy the waters for others.

You are far better off doing nothing, instead of bringing confusion to others.

Promoting something or using something in the wrong way, is of no value. Often times you do more damage than good.


Daily Bible Study Links –Thurs. 12-18-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Thurs. 12-18-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:25  –  
A ritual has value only if you know and understand its meaning. Otherwise, if you follow some ritual, but have no clue as to what it is that you are doing, then you gain no value by  ……     
Questions and answers are at the end of the study.

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Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 34:14  –
The only way to avoid evil, is to pursue good with a relentless desire, and that is not an easy thing to do, because evil has so many distractions and room for compromise and excuses that ones relentless desire of good can easily be derailed and turned off course, especially when you believe that you do not need  ……    


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:20  -  
Isaiah continues his description of the worlds destruction, with the description of both a drunk and the earthquake  ……      


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:21  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
In this verse we have the statement of judgment of Satan and all fallen angels.  On that day, refers to    ……     


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:22  – 
Christ deals with the condemned.  But probably not as you think.  This is the most terrifying predicament in which anyone can  ……     


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:25  –  
A ritual has value only if you know and understand its meaning. Otherwise, if you follow some ritual, but have no clue as to what it is that you are doing, then you gain no value by  ……     


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:24  –
Too many do not learn correctly because they do not participate in a daily study as God commands.  Quoting from both Isa. 52:5 and Eze. 36:20-23, Paul now states the reason as to why Christians need to learn first, before  ……     


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 34:13  –  
Evil is the policy of Satan.  Truth is the policy of God.  Deceit is the method of Satan.  Grace is the method of God.  ……    




Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Isaiah 24:22

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Isaiah 24:22

22 And they shall be gathered together ['acaph], as prisoners ['acciyr] are gathered ['acephah] in the pit [bowr], and shall be shut up [cagar] in the prison [macger], and after many [rob] days [yowm] shall they be visited [paqad].   KJV-Interlinear

22 They will be gathered together as prisoners in a pit; they will be shut up in a prison, and after many days they will be punished.    ESV

Christ deals with the condemned.  But probably not as you think.  This is the most terrifying predicament in which anyone can find themselves.  To be collected without mercy and tossed without recourse, into prison.  But not alone, but in mass with many others.

In ancient times, when enemy combatants were captured, they were chained together and tossed into a pit or a dungeon, or a prison as it were, in extreme conditions, with little food or clothing and certainly no comfort.

Captives were typically insolent, disruptive, and full of anger and hate and attitude.  The whole experience of the dungeon and chains and such, was to soften their disposition and bring about a humility into their nature.

Some would soften and want to repent, while others would remain hardened and obstinate toward their captors.

And so we have more than the symbolism of the captives and their conditions, it will be an extreme situation for those who have rejected Christ.

We have in other studies, seen that Satan initially rejected Christ and was followed by all of the angels in that rejection.  Two-thirds of the angels repented, while the remainder remained in their stubborn rejection of Christ.

Satan wanted the throne to the north, which is the seat of power at the right hand of the Father.  That seat was reserved for Christ.

And so Satan and all of His fallen angels will be placed in the Abyss, while humans who reject Christ will be imprisoned in Torments.  And this is important, in that Satans influence is overpowering, but while in prison in Torments, all of the Satanic influence will be removed and separated away from those people who will occupy that prison cell, as it were. This separation will give everyone time to think without undue influence.

Since the time of Cain, or the death of the very first unbeliever, all unbelievers have been in Torments, a compartment in the underworld, and there awaiting their final judgment.

Some have been there for a very long time.  And of course, at the end of history some will spend a very short time there.  Perhaps some need more time to think about their errors, while others need a very short time to come to their senses.

Now the important part of this verse is the word, visited, ‘paqad.’

After many days, is the duration, of the captivity.  And after that time has expired, then there is a visit.

The word for visit has two meanings.

In ancient times, prisoners were forced to wait in extreme conditions before their punishment is carried out, or that visit could bring a review or aiding or numbering as in evaluations for either punishment or mercy and grace to those who have had a change of heart.

Therefore, note the separation of the captives into their respective groups, namely the fallen angels in one place and unbelieving humanity in another.

They are imprisoned and that is a promise and a guarantee for all who defy Christ.

They will remain in their respective prison for a period of time.  For those who are incarcerated at the Second Advent, that period will be no less than one-thousand years, or the duration of the Millennium.

They will all receive a visit, or an evaluation or a review, and then the final promise, they will all receive a sentence of some sort, and as is implied here, some may have a change of heart, believe in Christ and as we know, since God is merciful, that may be their last and only way out of the Lake of Fire.

And since Satan and his fallen band, have had many millennia to live and fail, then any given person, should have an opportunity to see the real evil of their ways, namely a period of time spent in Torments, so that they can have a chance at rethinking their rebelliousness.

The Bible indicates that many will remain in their rejection, and they will remain stubborn all the way into the Lake of Fire, but there is always the possibility, right up to and until the actual commission to the Lake of Fire, that some or all will have at least one last opportunity to repent.

Otherwise there would be no reason for placing anyone in a temporary holding area for punishment and then again more punishment if there was no chance of reprieve.

Rejecting Christ is the absolute worst thing that anyone can do.  Many a criminal has gone into prison and become even more hardened, to their own detriment.


Daily Bible Study Links –Wed. 12-17-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Wed. 12-17-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:22  – 
Christ deals with the condemned.  But probably not as you think.  This is the most terrifying predicament in which anyone can  ……     
Questions and answers are at the end of the study.

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Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 34:14  –
The only way to avoid evil, is to pursue good with a relentless desire, and that is not an easy thing to do, because evil has so many distractions and room for compromise and excuses that ones relentless desire of good can easily be derailed and turned off course, especially when you believe that you do not need  ……    


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:20  -  
Isaiah continues his description of the worlds destruction, with the description of both a drunk and the earthquake  ……      


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:21  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
In this verse we have the statement of judgment of Satan and all fallen angels.  On that day, refers to    ……     


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:22  – 
Christ deals with the condemned.  But probably not as you think.  This is the most terrifying predicament in which anyone can  ……     


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:23  –  
The Law represents the works of man.  The Law was given so that man could know that no one could live by the Law, therefore a Savior was needed.  Unfortunately too many do not see their works as functions of the Law.  Therefore they do not see the dishonor in what they do  ……     


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:24  –
Too many do not learn correctly because they do not participate in a daily study as God commands.  Quoting from both Isa. 52:5 and Eze. 36:20-23, Paul now states the reason as to why Christians need to learn first, before  ……     


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 34:13  –  
Evil is the policy of Satan.  Truth is the policy of God.  Deceit is the method of Satan.  Grace is the method of God.  ……    




Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Tues. 12-16-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Tues. 12-16-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:21  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
In this verse we have the statement of judgment of Satan and all fallen angels.  On that day, refers to    ……     
Questions and answers are at the end of the study.

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How to prepare for your daily study:  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/how-to-prepare.html
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Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 34:14  –
The only way to avoid evil, is to pursue good with a relentless desire, and that is not an easy thing to do, because evil has so many distractions and room for compromise and excuses that ones relentless desire of good can easily be derailed and turned off course, especially when you believe that you do not need  ……    


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:20  -  
Isaiah continues his description of the worlds destruction, with the description of both a drunk and the earthquake  ……      


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:21  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
In this verse we have the statement of judgment of Satan and all fallen angels.  On that day, refers to    ……     


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:19  – 
Everything here is intense and dramatic and is designed to get your attention.  But the lack of attention from those who are not really  ……     


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:23  –  
The Law represents the works of man.  The Law was given so that man could know that no one could live by the Law, therefore a Savior was needed.  Unfortunately too many do not see their works as functions of the Law.  Therefore they do not see the dishonor in what they do  ……     


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:24  –
Too many do not learn correctly because they do not participate in a daily study as God commands.  Quoting from both Isa. 52:5 and Eze. 36:20-23, Paul now states the reason as to why Christians need to learn first, before  ……     


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 34:13  –  
Evil is the policy of Satan.  Truth is the policy of God.  Deceit is the method of Satan.  Grace is the method of God.  ……    




Monday, December 15, 2014

Isaiah 24:21

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Isaiah 24:21

21 And it shall come to pass in that day [yowm], that the LORD [Yahovah] shall punish [paqad] the host [tsaba'] of the high ones [marowm] that are on high [marowm], and the kings [melek] of the earth ['adamah] upon the earth ['adamah].   KJV-Interlinear

21 On that day the LORD will punish the host of heaven, in heaven, and the kings of the earth, on the earth.   ESV

In this verse we have the statement of judgment of Satan and all fallen angels.  On that day, refers to the final day of history, the final day of judgment, for it is here that the angels that have fallen and humanity that has rejected Christ, will all be judged.

At the end of the Tribulation, when Christ returns at the Second Advent, all of humanity will be in heaven because as believers in Christ they have been martyred during the Tribulation.

Or, they will be in Torments because they will have remained unbelievers and thus are judged and destroyed and sent to Torments, and there await the end of the Millennium, to be resurrected and stand before Christ at the Great White Throne, and from there sent to the Lake of Fire for all of eternity.

Or, they will be the small remnant of believers who will have survived the Tribulation and thus rescued by Christ and thus become the starter population for the Millennium.

As for the angels, referring to Satan and the fallen angels, they will be incarcerated in the Abyss and there be imprisoned for one-thousand years, during the time of the Millennium.  And at the end of that period, they will be released, then they will storm back onto the earth to lead one final rebellion against Christ, and that rebellion will be extremely short.  They will then be sent to the Lake of Fire permanently.

Therefore, the high and mighty, whether in heaven, speaking of the fallen angels, or from the earth, speaking of humanity, will be judged, incarcerated and held pending the final disposition of their sentence.


Isaiah 24:20

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Isaiah 24:20

20 The earth ['erets] shall reel [nuwa`] to and fro [nuwa`] like a drunkard [shikkowr], and shall be removed [nuwd] like a cottage [maluwnah]; and the transgression [pesha`] thereof shall be heavy [kabad] upon it; and it shall fall [naphal], and not rise [quwm] again [yacaph].   KJV-Interlinear

20 The earth staggers like a drunken man; it sways like a hut; its transgression lies heavy upon it, and it falls, and will not rise again.   ESV

Isaiah continues his description of the worlds destruction, with the description of both a drunk and the earthquake.

The important principle of this verse is that the world will not rise again.  That is, on its own.

This is the absolute destruction of the entire planet.

History has seen many disasters and the subsequent recover y of the land after the disaster.  But this disaster, in the end time, will be so horrible and so thorough and so complete, that the world or nature, as it were, will not be able to recover.

It will take the act of Christ, to bring about recovery to the planet.

And not only will the planet recover under the direction of Christ, its entire nature will change, as we have already studied in other passages.

The cottage, mentioned in this verse is symbolic of all of the manmade things.  Whether towers or roads or bridges or whatever that man has constructed, whether large or small, they will all be like a the humble and simple cottage, that when struck by a severe storm will collapse, blown away, and be utterly destroyed.

And so, we have it here, in these few verses, the absolute end of the world, will see total destruction, with no ability for recovery from its own resources.


Daily Bible Study Links –Mon. 12-15-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Mon. 12-15-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:20  -  
Isaiah continues his description of the worlds destruction, with the description of both a drunk and the earthquake  ……      
Questions and answers are at the end of the study.

Daily Bible Study Updates on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/jneelyranch

Free Mobile App:  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org


Daily Bible Study E-Books
(For your e-book reader or computer)

Important links:
Main Daily Bible Study web site:  http://www.DailyBibleStudy.Org
Daily Bible Study Library:  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/library.html

Daily Bible Study Updates on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/jneelyranch
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 34:14  –
The only way to avoid evil, is to pursue good with a relentless desire, and that is not an easy thing to do, because evil has so many distractions and room for compromise and excuses that ones relentless desire of good can easily be derailed and turned off course, especially when you believe that you do not need  ……    


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:20  -  
Isaiah continues his description of the worlds destruction, with the description of both a drunk and the earthquake  ……      


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:18  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
Isaiah’s description of endless and futile calamities, continues for those who ignore Gods mandate to learn His Word.  Fleeing from the noise comes from    ……     


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:19  – 
Everything here is intense and dramatic and is designed to get your attention.  But the lack of attention from those who are not really  ……     


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:23  –  
The Law represents the works of man.  The Law was given so that man could know that no one could live by the Law, therefore a Savior was needed.  Unfortunately too many do not see their works as functions of the Law.  Therefore they do not see the dishonor in what they do  ……     


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:24  –
Too many do not learn correctly because they do not participate in a daily study as God commands.  Quoting from both Isa. 52:5 and Eze. 36:20-23, Paul now states the reason as to why Christians need to learn first, before  ……     


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 34:13  –  
Evil is the policy of Satan.  Truth is the policy of God.  Deceit is the method of Satan.  Grace is the method of God.  ……