“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.” – Isaiah 60:1-5
LIGHT FOR NOW: A church is sound to the degree to which it is sound with bible teaching, explanation and interpretation.
In John 1:29, John the Baptist there also referred to Jesus as the Lamb of God. And in 1Peter 1:19, Apostle Peter did likewise, “But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot”. Observe again how Apostle Peter puts it; he used the term “as a lamb” which is a figure of speech. He was not calling Jesus a lamb, but he used the term to describe Jesus’ sacrifice for sin. He describes him as one with no sin but who gave himself up for sin. This was explained better in the proceeding chapter: “For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps. Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed” (1Peter 2:21-24).
Also, John never called Jesus a lion in all of his epistles and this is neither seen in the first three chapters of the book of Revelation nor afterwards. Neither did Paul nor any of the writers of the epistles call Jesus a lion. The word was often times used in the scripture for the devil, and we will see that in next study. Hallelujah!
INSTRUCTION: Stay with the right interpretation of the scriptures.
PRAYER: Now more than ever, I declare that my mind opens up to sound bible interpretation, in Jesus Name, Amen.
QUOTE: A sound bible interpretation births a healthy church.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: 1PETER CHAPTER 5 EVENING: REVELATION CHAPTER 4