Thursday, October 23, 2014

Romans 2:9

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Romans 2:9

9 Tribulation [thlipsis] and [kai] anguish [stenochoria], upon [epi] every [pas] soul [psuche] of man [anthropos] that doeth [katergazomai] evil [kakos], of the Jew [Ioudaios] first [proton], and [te] also [kai] of the Gentile [Hellen]; KJV-Interlinear

9 There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek,  ESV

The word for Tribulation commonly refers to affliction, or situations of being pressed down or closed in, by a burden, or of trials, calamities, and therefore to be pressed down by the punishment or pain inflicted for sins.

With respect to future punishment, it refers the pressure of the calamities that will come upon the soul as the just reward or the repercussion of sin or the spiritually neglected life.

Anguish, means literally narrowness of place, the want of room, and then the anxiety and distress of mind which a person experiences who is pressed on every side by afflictions, and trials, and want, or by punishment, and who does not know where he may turn himself to find relief.

And as stated in this verse, there is no alternative, and no one escapes this punishment.

People may have a social front where they hide or conceal their inner concerns or worries, but escape is not an option of the perpetually negative and/or contentious person.

Too often people have unreasonable expectations from life.  They place unreasonable priorities in their life, from life in this world.  They make the things of this world as more important than the things of God and heaven and their own spiritual life.  Spiritual things that they have neglected throughout their life.

And when you abandon the spiritual side of you, then you open up a whole universe of trouble for yourself.

The soul is the living real you.  It needs food in order to grow and remain healthy. That food is Bible doctrine.  And, you eat and metabolize that food when you study and utilize Bible doctrine every day.  Food was designed to be consumed every day.

When you refuse to eat, or neglect to eat for extended periods of time, like your whole life, then what would you expect?  Sickness, illness, a declined health of soul.  And when that occurs, you place yourself in a trap with all sides closing in on you.  That is the pressure cooker of life.  And that is not good.

So, how do you suppose you can avoid this predicament?


Daily Bible Study Links –Thurs. 10-23-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Thurs. 10-23-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:9  –  
The word for Tribulation commonly refers to affliction, or situations of being pressed down or closed in  ……     


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Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:21  –
The word for heart, ‘leb’ is symbolism for the thinking process of  ……    


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:14  -  
The word for howl, ‘yalal,’ means to wail, to scream with frustration and  ……      


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:15  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
A little bit of confusion with respect to the seventy years term being mentioned, but it is easily cleared up as it pertains to    ……     


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:16  – 
Isaiah continues the description that was begun in the previous verse, calling to the prostitute  ……     


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:9  –  
The word for Tribulation commonly refers to affliction, or situations of being pressed down or closed in  ……     


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:8  –
Have you been following the unfolding ebola story from Texas?  What began with one  ……     


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:20  –  
Faith in Christ opens up an almost infinite list of possibilities and opportunities   ……    



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Isaiah 23:16

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Isaiah 23:16

16 Take [laqach] an harp [kinnowr], go about [cabab] the city [`iyr], thou harlot [zanah] that hast been forgotten [shakach]; make sweet [yatab] melody [nagan], sing many [rabah] songs [shiyr], that thou mayest be remembered [zakar].   KJV-Interlinear

16 “Take a harp; go about the city, O forgotten prostitute! Make sweet melody; sing many songs, that you may be remembered.”   ESV

Isaiah continues the description that was begun in the previous verse, calling to the prostitute, which is otherwise a reference to Tyre, or the old ways and the old habits of life.

This is a chiding of sorts.  Go ahead and sing, and dance and go around calling out to anyone who is able to listen.  Maybe someone will remember your glamor.  Maybe someone will recall your enticements.  Maybe your old ways will return.  Maybe others will remember and resume their interactions, as go the interactions of prostitutes.

But it is not to be. Tyre is gone, never to return.  And in just a couple of verses, we will see that all of her efforts, all of her production, all of her possessions, will go to others.  Others that had nothing to do with her original activity.  Others that rejected her activity. Others who will inherit the fruits of her labor.

And that of course will be those who survive and enter into the Millennium with Christ.

Evil will try to make itself remembered, but that will not happen.


Daily Bible Study Links –Wed. 10-22-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Wed. 10-22-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:16  – 
Isaiah continues the description that was begun in the previous verse, calling to the prostitute  ……     
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(note: mobile devices sometimes get a Facebook link error message, just select the 'follow link' button and you will get to the study)

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Important links:
Main Daily Bible Study web site:  http://www.DailyBibleStudy.Org
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Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:21  –
The word for heart, ‘leb’ is symbolism for the thinking process of  ……    


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:14  -  
The word for howl, ‘yalal,’ means to wail, to scream with frustration and  ……      


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:15  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
A little bit of confusion with respect to the seventy years term being mentioned, but it is easily cleared up as it pertains to    ……     


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:16  – 
Isaiah continues the description that was begun in the previous verse, calling to the prostitute  ……     


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:7  –  
The subject in this passage is reward.  Who gets it and who does not.  And certainly if  ……     


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:8  –
Have you been following the unfolding ebola story from Texas?  What began with one  ……     


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:20  –  
Faith in Christ opens up an almost infinite list of possibilities and opportunities   ……    



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Isaiah 23:15

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Isaiah 23:15

15 And it shall come to pass in that day [yowm], that Tyre [Tsor] shall be forgotten [shakach] seventy [shib`iym] years [shaneh], according to the days [yowm] of one ['echad] king [melek]: after the end [qets] of seventy [shib`iym] years [shaneh] shall Tyre [Tsor] sing [shiyr] as an harlot [zanah].   KJV-Interlinear

15 In that day Tyre will be forgotten for seventy years, like the days of one king. At the end of seventy years, it will happen to Tyre as in the song of the prostitute:    ESV

A little bit of confusion with respect to the seventy years term being mentioned, but it is easily cleared up as it pertains to the final days of history, which will last only seven years.

First, Isaiah wrote these words before the Babylonian Empire rose to power.

Second, Babylon has been used as the symbolism of evil in the world, an evil which is ruled and promoted by Satan.

Third, the phrase, ‘forgotten seventy years,’ is modified by the following phrase, ‘according to the days of one king.’

And fourth, the Bible uses many historical examples to describe the various characteristics and events of the final days of history.

All of that said, now Tyre will be forgotten, which refers to the cessation of its existence.  It will cease to be a place of importance.  This means that everything that it has come to stand for, namely the economics and the manipulation of the economics of the world, then that human modified structure, will cease.  It will collapse onto itself and in effect destroy itself.

Seventy years, according to the days of one king, has to be taken together, for they both refer not only to the seventy years, but also to the typical life span of a single king, or of a single dynasty.

This reference does not designate a single man or woman or person, but to a king, and this passage is very specific in that regard.

The word for king, likewise refers to a single kingdom, or dynasty, consisting of a single king or of a single rulership, which may consist of several kings.  But in either case, it is one single rule that is in view here.

Now Babylon is the principle example of evil.  The duration of Babylon was seventy years when Nebuchadnezzar began his conquest in the first year of his reign, and from there to the taking of Babylon, by Cyrus, which was seventy years later.

After the fall of Babylon the nations, that were taken by Babylon, would be restored to their liberty and freedom.  ‘All these nations,’ says Jeremiah, 25:11, ‘shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.’ Some of them were conquered sooner, and some later; but the end of this period was the common time of deliverance for them all.

Also, the word for king is often times used to refer to kingdoms and visa-versa. 

In Daniel the four beasts were referred to as kingdoms but also as four great kings that would rise up out of the earth, again referring to history.  We know that those four refer to the Babylonian Empire, the Persian Empire, the Greek Empire and then the Roman Empire.  These were to become a succession of empires, which has actually occurred in history.

Nebuchadnezzar founded the Babylonian empire, and he was regarded as its founder, and then he was succeeded by his son Merodach, and his grandson Belshazzar, in whose reign the kingdom terminated, Jer. 27:7: ‘And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son’s son.’ The period of seventy years is several times mentioned, as a period during which the nations that were subject to Babylon would be oppressed, and after that they should be restored to their liberty, Jer. 25:11, 12; 29:10;  Jer. 46:26.

This is all historical.

The Tribulation is still future, but it will last only seven years, and from that we know that the number seven is often used to represent the completion of something, and in this case it would be the completion of the Tribulation.  It will all be completed during those seven years.  Also, we know that the number ten is often used to designate perfection.  For example, a beautiful woman is often times referred to as a perfect ten.  The combination of the two, are not magic nor some secret code, but simply denote that it is God whose hand is in the unfolding of history.

Thus the seventy refers to the reign of a single king, also the duration of a single dynasty, and that is what will occur in the Tribulation.  A single king and a single dynasty will run its full and complete course, but not in seventy years, but in only seven years.

And then we have the song of the prostitute.

The prostitute song can refer to a couple of things. 

After a major disaster, the restoration often times occurs to the former levels of prosperity and opulence and adornment with riches and so forth.

And so the prostitute can refer to that restoration to prosperity but she will resume her former habits of suggestive or questionable character.  If you get the meaning here.

And the second idea here is to the unrestrained joy and happiness that is freely and openly displayed without embarrassment for all to see and hear, and there is no restraint or timidness in that public display of singing or dancing and such.

And in a way both of these concepts apply.

After the second advent, the world will be restored to a phenomenal prosperity such has never existed before in history.  The joy and happiness will overflow with everyone, in that new Kingdom of God.  But we also know that near the end of that 1000 year reign of Christ, a huge population will arise in which many will not believe in the Savior, and will rebel instantly when Satan is released from his imprisonment.

Thus the super happiness that will occur in the beginning of the Millennium will give way to a return of the old ways with little or no effort as is the nature of unbelief.

So, history as everyone will have known it, will disappear along with a brief but single evil ruler, but freedom and prosperity beyond what everyone had known, will be restored.  But the answer to life is not in disaster or in prosperity for these things can give way to evil.  But the answer to life is found in faith in Christ.


Daily Bible Study Links –Tues. 10-21-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Tues. 10-21-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:15  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
A little bit of confusion with respect to the seventy years term being mentioned, but it is easily cleared up as it pertains to    ……     
 (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 33:21  –
The word for heart, ‘leb’ is symbolism for the thinking process of  ……    


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:14  -  
The word for howl, ‘yalal,’ means to wail, to scream with frustration and  ……      


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:15  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
A little bit of confusion with respect to the seventy years term being mentioned, but it is easily cleared up as it pertains to    ……     


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:13  – 
And now Isaiah gives an example of history, which at this point in Isaiah’s life, has  ……     


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:7  –  
The subject in this passage is reward.  Who gets it and who does not.  And certainly if  ……     


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:8  –
Have you been following the unfolding ebola story from Texas?  What began with one  ……     


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:20  –  
Faith in Christ opens up an almost infinite list of possibilities and opportunities   ……    



Monday, October 20, 2014

Isaiah 23:14

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Isaiah 23:14

14 Howl [yalal], ye ships ['oniyah] of Tarshish [Tarshiysh]: for your strength [ma`owz] is laid waste [shadad].   KJV-Interlinear

13 Behold the land of the Chaldeans! This is the people that was not; Assyria destined it for wild beasts. They erected their siege towers, they stripped her palaces bare, they made her a ruin.  ESV

The word for howl, ‘yalal,’ means to wail, to scream with frustration and loss.  And that is what people do when they hit a place where they are totally helpless and unable to do anything about their situation.

Whereas, prior to this judgment, a person assumes that he can do anything, get out of any predicament, have a plan B at hand, and otherwise continue on as he has always done before.

People place their trust in the resources of this world, in their research, in their insurance, in their marketing skills, in the ways that they have become accustomed to throughout their life.

They assume that problems happen elsewhere and to others, but not to themselves.

The ships of Tarshish, refer to the extensive trading industry of the world.  Tyre was representative of mans manipulation of the economics of the world.

When the economies of the world collapse, then the trading partners collapse.  When the trading partners collapse, then there is no business, no employment, no solution.

For when man manipulates the economics of life, then undoing all of the regulations becomes virtually impossible, because the solutions attempted will be to place even more regulations on top of the already huge burden of regulations that exist.

The result?  Total collapse of virtually everything in life.  Then chaos takes control.

These things are the events of the future.  But do not forget that when the Rapture does occur, many of the burdens of life will already exist. That means that in our dispensation, the foundations of disaster will already be in place, because we are putting them there.

These things do not occur overnight, but over the course of several generations, as each subsequent generation adds just another layer of burdens onto society, until it eventually all collapses under the weight of those burdens.

And now the latest update on the ebola problem, which you are probably following yourself in the news.  Yet another nurse has been diagnosed with the virus, but not before she traveled to Cleveland.  Another man who was a part of the lab work, boarded a cruise ship and had to be brought back to shore.  And now the news tells us that there are only eleven beds available in the whole of the United States that are set up for this type of quarantine!

When studying Revelation and other passages, I often wondered how disease could spread so fast throughout the entire world. And now it would seem that when people travel and when a disease is so toxic, and when those who are responsible for containing things like this, fail or make mistakes, then anything is possible.

Our responsibility in all of this?  Pursue your daily Bible study as though it is your only hope, because it is.  For one day, sooner or later, something like this could get loose and then the tears of sorrow will flow like a flood.


Daily Bible Study Links –Mon. 10-20-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Mon. 10-20-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:14  -  
The word for howl, ‘yalal,’ means to wail, to scream with frustration and  ……      
 (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 33:21  –
The word for heart, ‘leb’ is symbolism for the thinking process of  ……    


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:14  -  
The word for howl, ‘yalal,’ means to wail, to scream with frustration and  ……      


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:12  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
When the end comes, then the rejoicing, the boasting, the knack for indifference, the procrastination, the resistance toward truth, will all    ……     


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 23:13  – 
And now Isaiah gives an example of history, which at this point in Isaiah’s life, has  ……     


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:7  –  
The subject in this passage is reward.  Who gets it and who does not.  And certainly if  ……     


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:8  –
Have you been following the unfolding ebola story from Texas?  What began with one  ……     


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 33:20  –  
Faith in Christ opens up an almost infinite list of possibilities and opportunities   ……