Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Isaiah 22:2

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Isaiah 22:2ues

2 Thou that art full [male'] of stirs [tashu'ah], a tumultuous [hamah] city [`iyr], a joyous [`alliyz] city [qiryah]: thy slain [chalal] men are not slain [chalal] with the sword [chereb], nor dead [muwth] in battle [milchamah].  KJV-Interlinear

2 You who were full of noise, You boisterous town, you exultant city; Your slain were not slain with the sword, Nor did they die in battle.  NASB

Only Bible doctrine in the soul gives a person the substance of courage, but then doctrine has to be learned from teaching.  And a daily dose is the daily diet of spiritual food that everyone needs in order to survive and to grow up in life.  Without it, there is only cowardice.

A city full of busy noise and activity, and a no care in the world attitude, believes that it is invincible with nothing to worry about.  But lacking spiritual resources, the city in question here is full of cowards, and when trouble comes along, then they all leave, run away, and so the city is defeated with virtually no one dying.

Cowardice is what defeats them.

You have heard the phrase, cowards die many times.  Well, people who lack Bible doctrine worry a great deal about nearly everything, and so they die over and over, again and again throughout their life. They die of their anxieties and fears and worries and they just do not have a very good life.  They may even cover up their fears with their complaining.

But, those who have doctrine, because they have taken the time, bit by bit, day by day, to learn Gods truth, have the construction of a formidable soul, and therefore can face the difficult things in life.  Certainly they will be afraid from time to time, as is normal, but they will maintain some poise and get through the problems.

However, here, the cities defenses will dissolve and not only will the soldiers run, but as we will see, all the leadership, the cowards that they are, will run away as well.

Poor leadership cannot evaluate problems, cannot make decisions, and will not make the difficult decisions.  They look elsewhere for scapegoats and the excuses to do nothing.  And when push comes to shove, they will lie their way through it all, and then run.

Lust crazed leadership enjoys the power and approbation, but when things go badly, they refuse to accept responsibility, refuse to lead.


Daily Bible Study Links –Wed. 7-23-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Wed. 7-23-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 22:2  – 
Only Bible doctrine in the soul gives a person the substance of courage, but then doctrine has to be learned from teaching.  And a daily dose is the daily diet of spiritual food that everyone needs in order to  ……     
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Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 32:6  –
If you took the time to read and learn yesterday’s study, then these verses should now make more  ……    
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] -->...


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 21:17  -  
As we have already seen, the people of Kedar, is a reference to a nomadic people of ambiguous residence, of general character, and a very vague description.  And yet here they  ……      
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 22:1  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
The fourth oracle, or prophecy, is given against Jerusalem.  Jerusalem is the site of Mt. Zion, noted as the dwelling place of God, the source of truth and Gods revelation, the vision.  But now  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 22:2  – 
Only Bible doctrine in the soul gives a person the substance of courage, but then doctrine has to be learned from teaching.  And a daily dose is the daily diet of spiritual food that everyone needs in order to  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 1:13  –  
The principle in this verse is, there are two sets of plans for life, yours and Gods.  At the time of this writing, Paul reveals  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 1:14  –
Regardless of our color, culture, nationality, gender, IQ, talent, status, ability or whatever there might be unique to each one of us, the gospel of Christ and the doctrine contained herein, belongs to all equally.  We are all students without portfolio, recognizing that it is we who need to learn, not God, and we should  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 32:5  –  
The confession of sin is the integral and necessary component that determines whether your spiritual life will function properly or not.  Taught in  ……    
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Isaiah 22:1

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Isaiah 22:1ues

1 The burden [massa'] of the valley [gay'] of vision [chizzayown]. What aileth thee now ['ephow], that thou art wholly gone up [`alah] to the housetops [gag]?  KJV-Interlinear

1 The oracle concerning the valley of vision.  What is the matter with you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops?  NASB

The fourth oracle, or prophecy, is given against Jerusalem.  Jerusalem is the site of Mt. Zion, noted as the dwelling place of God, the source of truth and Gods revelation, the vision.  But now is referred to as the burden of the valley, as the general population has disregarded Gods word, and replaced it with their own opinions.

Emotion has set in and truth has no value where emotion rules.

This prophecy shows the light of the world as growing dark, where truth that shows the realities of life when disregarded, brings darkness in the thinking of people and society. This leads to irrational thought and behavior, as well as mindless escapism and ideas of self-salvation or self-defined-truths, which are not truths.

People who lack clarity of thought, take pride in their own opinions, and go so far as to mock truth or the sources of truth.

And now, when reality sets in and it does not look pretty for those who have ignored it, then alarm seizes control over the general population.

The roof tops are typically flat and when there is some news or alarm, then people run to the roof tops to see what is going on, or what is coming.  Today we run to the television or to the internet for news happening now.

Interesting is the contrast, in that when God warns, it is far enough in advance that one can prepare.  But when you have to run to the roof top and see the threat advancing, then there is no time to prepare.

And so for years and decades and centuries and more, Gods warnings have been ignored.  Even now, when there is clarity of truth, people will still argue against it.  Their argument based on nothing of substance, nothing of truth.

And this is one of the great distractions, personal opinions that have no basis in fact or reality.

Even in those final years at the end of history, when the entire world will have been crumbling all around, with the obvious clearly there, people will still ignore it and will still be shocked and surprised when it all crashes down on top of them.


Daily Bible Study Links –Tues. 7-22-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Tues. 7-22-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 22:1  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
The fourth oracle, or prophecy, is given against Jerusalem.  Jerusalem is the site of Mt. Zion, noted as the dwelling place of God, the source of truth and Gods revelation, the vision.  But now  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...
 (Mobile format works better using the mobile app)

(note: mobile devices sometimes get a Facebook link error message, just select the 'follow link' button and you will get to 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
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Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 32:6  –
If you took the time to read and learn yesterday’s study, then these verses should now make more  ……    
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] -->...


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 21:17  -  
As we have already seen, the people of Kedar, is a reference to a nomadic people of ambiguous residence, of general character, and a very vague description.  And yet here they  ……      
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 22:1  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
The fourth oracle, or prophecy, is given against Jerusalem.  Jerusalem is the site of Mt. Zion, noted as the dwelling place of God, the source of truth and Gods revelation, the vision.  But now  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 21:16  – 
The year being now mentioned is an exact one year.  It is not a figure of speech nor symbolic in any way. But the time of that year was not in the past, but in the future at  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 1:13  –  
The principle in this verse is, there are two sets of plans for life, yours and Gods.  At the time of this writing, Paul reveals  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 1:14  –
Regardless of our color, culture, nationality, gender, IQ, talent, status, ability or whatever there might be unique to each one of us, the gospel of Christ and the doctrine contained herein, belongs to all equally.  We are all students without portfolio, recognizing that it is we who need to learn, not God, and we should  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 32:5  –  
The confession of sin is the integral and necessary component that determines whether your spiritual life will function properly or not.  Taught in  ……    
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...



Monday, July 21, 2014

Isaiah 21:17

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Isaiah 21:17ues

17 And the residue [sha'ar] of the number [micpar] of archers [qesheth], the mighty men [gibbowr] of the children [ben] of Kedar [Qedar], shall be diminished [ma`at]: for the LORD [Yahovah] God ['elohiym] of Israel [Yisra'el] hath spoken [dabar] it.  KJV-Interlinear

17 and the remainder of the number of bowmen, the mighty men of the sons of Kedar, will be few; for the Lord God of Israel has spoken."  NASB

As we have already seen, the people of Kedar, is a reference to a nomadic people of ambiguous residence, of general character, and a very vague description.  And yet here they consider themselves to have archers, mighty men, and so forth.  This is from their own eyes of course.

An arrogant people always thinks highly of themselves, over-rating themselves.

And what is to become of them?

In that future and final generation, in those final days of history, days meaning the last months or years in the Tribulation, they will be diminished, eradicated, destroyed, gone as though they were never there.

Arrogance over rates itself, believing it is the best of the best, the can’t be without it, the top shelf, the indestructible.

And just as easily as these words were committed to print through Isaiah, so those people will be easily destroyed.

Arrogance has no muscle, no strength, no fighting power, no staying power.  It will drift away in a light breeze, with little effort.

And this is what the word for diminished, means.  They will fade just as the morning fog fades, almost without notice, until it is already gone of course.  And then, they will be no more.

And, so Isaiah ends this chapter, with one final thought.

God has spoken, and therefore it will be.

Nothing in history, nothing in this world, can change what is to come.  Nothing can alter what is to come.  Nothing can stop what is to come.  And the sad thing is, that all of these future events will be brought on by man himself, despite all of these warnings.

History is humanity running toward a cliff.  
And God says you are running toward a cliff, and man keeps running toward the cliff.
And God says there is a cliff ahead, and man keeps running toward the cliff.
And God says that cliff will be your destruction, stop, turn toward me and have a better life, and man keeps running toward the cliff.
And finally at the end of the run, there is the cliff and man sees the cliff and runs right off of it.

And as for your life, there are ample warnings regarding you and your life.

You have an opportunity that nearly everyone in the world ignores.  You have an opportunity to be numbered within the greatest and yet smallest group in all of human history.  The minority of minorities, namely spiritually mature believers in Christ.

After coming into this world as an incomplete infant, your life's process for completion begins with your physical growth, your mental growth, which entails your temporal side of life, and then your spiritual side beginning with salvation, and continuing with your daily growth through a daily study, for learning, understanding, production, and finally wisdom and faith.  Faith being the muscle of your spiritual life.

But faith comes not from blind hope or wishes or fancy religious words, it comes from the substance, the nuts and bolts, the adult food of meat and potatoes of Bible doctrine, learned and assimilated into your soul.

This process builds up a spiritual structure in your soul. That soul structure often times is referred to as your temple, your fortress, your palace.  And then that structure is enhanced and improved with the finishing work of your usage of Bible doctrine which you have learned and know.

Your ultimate completion, will come at the Judgment Seat of Christ, wherein we will find ourselves standing before Christ, after our resurrection, and there receive our evaluation and reward, based on our spiritual growth and production from this life.

Spiritual maturity qualifies for phenomenal reward. 

Little or no growth, which comes with little or no interest, or failure to follow Gods process, means little or no reward.

And since we are talking about eternity, then any reward gained is a huge infinite gain, and any reward lost is a huge infinite loss.

And then finally, all of this will be totally complete when the new universe is created and life continues on forever.

So, there is a lot at stake.

Your eternity is based totally on your attitude toward Bible doctrine.

Disregard it or think little of it or try to do things your own way, and you will end up with nothing, as blessings go.

But, knowing all of this, and looking around at the many examples of the good and bad things in life, then would you rather be a peon in heaven, or a multi-gazillionaire?

Before you were born into this world, you had no say as to your circumstances or the life set before you.

But now, in your spiritual life, you have every opportunity to define, lay legitimate claim to, and take possession of, and greatest and most phenomenal life for yourself for all of eternity.  And, you have Gods promise and guarantee. 

Will you waste that opportunity?

God has spoken with regard to this prophecy and it will come to pass.


God has spoken to us all with regard to our opportunity, or its loss.  What or when will you take it all seriously?

Daily Bible Study Links –Mon. 7-21-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Mon. 7-21-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 21:17  -  
As we have already seen, the people of Kedar, is a reference to a nomadic people of ambiguous residence, of general character, and a very vague description.  And yet here they  ……      
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...
 (Mobile format works better using the mobile app)

(note: mobile devices sometimes get a Facebook link error message, just select the 'follow link' button and you will get to 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 32:6  –
If you took the time to read and learn yesterday’s study, then these verses should now make more  ……    
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] -->...


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 21:17  -  
As we have already seen, the people of Kedar, is a reference to a nomadic people of ambiguous residence, of general character, and a very vague description.  And yet here they  ……      
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 21:15  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
The Dedanites were descendants of Ham through Cush, and also of Keturah wife of Abraham, after Sarah’s death.  They are Arabic in nature, and here they are on the run from  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 21:16  – 
The year being now mentioned is an exact one year.  It is not a figure of speech nor symbolic in any way. But the time of that year was not in the past, but in the future at  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 1:13  –  
The principle in this verse is, there are two sets of plans for life, yours and Gods.  At the time of this writing, Paul reveals  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 1:14  –
Regardless of our color, culture, nationality, gender, IQ, talent, status, ability or whatever there might be unique to each one of us, the gospel of Christ and the doctrine contained herein, belongs to all equally.  We are all students without portfolio, recognizing that it is we who need to learn, not God, and we should  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 32:5  –  
The confession of sin is the integral and necessary component that determines whether your spiritual life will function properly or not.  Taught in  ……    
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...



Sunday, July 20, 2014

Psalm 32:6

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Psalm 32:6

6 For this shall every one that is godly [chaciyd] pray [palal] unto thee in a time [`eth] when thou mayest be found [matsa']: surely in the floods [sheteph] of great [rab] waters [mayim] they shall not come nigh [naga`] unto him.  KJV-Interlinear

6 Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to Thee in a time when Thou mayest be found; Surely in a flood of great waters they shall not reach him.  NASB

If you took the time to read and learn yesterday’s study, then these verses should now make more sense. The godly man is not someone who is pious, who is superficial, who does nothing more than pretend. 

The godly man is a term that identifies the individual who is in fellowship.  Sometimes we call this being in fellowship, being spiritual, being filled with the spirit, caught up in the spirit, or similar phrases.

Typically the term, ungodly, can refer to unbelievers, but can also refer to believers who are out of fellowship. The context of the passage usually dictates who is being identified. 

Believers who are out of fellowship are said to imitate unbelievers.  And this is in reference to their out of fellowship behavior with respect to God.  Unbelievers do not have any relationship with God, and believers who are out of fellowship are simply out of sync, off-line, not functioning in their spiritual relationship with God.  And thus the term imitate, with regard to the non-functioning spiritual aspect.

The time when God may be found, is anytime you are in fellowship.

God never goes on vacation, never steps out of the office, and is never unavailable.  But when your spiritual life is not functioning properly, which it does not when you are out of fellowship, also called in a carnal state, then God is unavailable, so to speak.  God does not interact with filth, and out of fellowship is a state of filth.

The floods of great waters, refers to all manner of trouble or distraction in this world regardless of their category or type.

Nothing can prevent the believer in fellowship, from having an active and functional relationship with God.

Remember, that your relationship depends on your state of thought, or your state of soul, it has nothing to do with your physical condition, or your interactions with people. The problems of this world will try to destroy your perception of God and therefore your relationship with God.  You can lose your job, your home, your health, your family, your anything.  But the things of this world are nothing more than the details of life, and they are all susceptible to removal.

The only thing that the world has no control over, is your soul.  It can try to influence your thinking by making life miserable or pleasant for distractions, but the bottom line is, you control your own soul, and your soul is led by the content that you put into it.  Bible doctrine is the very best content, and fellowship is the very best environment that makes it all work.


Daily Bible Study Links –Sun. 7-20-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Sun. 7-20-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 32:6  –
If you took the time to read and learn yesterday’s study, then these verses should now make more  ……    
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] -->...
 (Mobile format works better using the mobile app)

(note: mobile devices sometimes get a Facebook link error message, just select the 'follow link' button and you will get to 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 32:6  –
If you took the time to read and learn yesterday’s study, then these verses should now make more  ……    
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] -->...


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 21:14  -  
Even in the midst of Arabia, where many refugees will run to get away from the ravages of war during those final years of the Tribulation, there will be  ……      
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 21:15  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
The Dedanites were descendants of Ham through Cush, and also of Keturah wife of Abraham, after Sarah’s death.  They are Arabic in nature, and here they are on the run from  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 21:16  – 
The year being now mentioned is an exact one year.  It is not a figure of speech nor symbolic in any way. But the time of that year was not in the past, but in the future at  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 1:13  –  
The principle in this verse is, there are two sets of plans for life, yours and Gods.  At the time of this writing, Paul reveals  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 1:14  –
Regardless of our color, culture, nationality, gender, IQ, talent, status, ability or whatever there might be unique to each one of us, the gospel of Christ and the doctrine contained herein, belongs to all equally.  We are all students without portfolio, recognizing that it is we who need to learn, not God, and we should  ……     
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 32:5  –  
The confession of sin is the integral and necessary component that determines whether your spiritual life will function properly or not.  Taught in  ……    
[ don’t fall behind while others are moving forward - continue reading ] --->...