called the attention of the seventy disciples when they returned from a mission
trip with the report of the success they had over the demons in YAHSHUA’S name.
He called their attention to a subject of great importance not known or perceived
before when they said, Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name!
That was the result of the authority and power YAHSHUA had given them over
demons and Satan when He sent them out.
righteousness that God ascribes makes one acceptable to Him in word, thought and deed. Men’s
righteousness according to the Word of God is like a filthy rag; in sin man was
conceived. The root of man’s being is ingrained in sin. There is nothing good
in men, even his good deeds are not considered by God to be so apart from His
righteousness being imputed to him.
commandments for the nation of Israel were established in the wilderness of
Sinai on the third month after they had left Egypt on their way to the Promised
Land. They constituted a covenant of spiritual and moral dimensions between God
and Israel. This was a very significant period in their journey, for the
commandments were to connect the people to God, and to distinguish them from the
rest of the other nations.
(Romans 8: 19-23; I Chronicles 16:32-34; Jeremiah 12:4)
if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God
and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing
His inheritance with Him]; only we must share
His suffering if we are to share
His glory, for I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not
worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in
us and for us and conferred on us! …
why? Solomon puts in perspective the consequences of being foolish with a
question: Why should you die before your time? He said, Be not wicked overmuch
or willfully, neither be foolish- why should you die before your time? The
things in question here are foolishness and wickedness.