For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, He hath also rejected thee from being king. (1 Samuel 15:23 KJV) Prophet Samuel spoke the terrifying words above to King Saul after he disobeyed what God told him to do.
The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing (Zephaniah 3:17 KJV) The prophet Zephaniah spoke the words of comfort above to the nation of Israel. He reminds them the
And though they found in him no guilt worthy of death, they asked Pilate to have him executed (Acts 13:28 ESV) The Jews found no guilt worthy of death in Jesus, yet they asked Paul to have Him crucified. There are two significant aspects of guilt essential to understand here. Guilt is the state or
And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent (Luke 4:43 KJV) Jesus visited Capernaum early in His public ministry and performed many miracles while also teaching in the synagogue. The people were amazed. They did what many of us will likely do
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me (Acts 26:18 KJV) Jesus gave Paul the mandate above for his ministry, to open the
And it shall come to pass in that day, That his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, And his yoke from off thy neck, And the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing (Isaiah 10:27 KJV) The KJV version translation does not bring out the correct meaning of the last part
For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek (Romans 1:16 KJV) Pa