Category BRENT’S – Biblical Insights of Israel

The Preeminence of Christ ~ Part 3 ~ Why the 4 Gospels are meant to be Different ~ A Personal Statement & Introduction*

Introduction The following are some of my personal considerations concerning presenting the four different purposes and functions of the four different Gospels. First, let me say why I think it’s important to examine this teaching – it’s because this teaching is meant to fulfill what Romans 10:17 states; “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word […]

The Preeminence of Christ ~ Part 2 ~ Why the Four Gospels are meant to be Different ~ The Design of God*

Preface (1/2018) Jesus said as is recorded in John 5:38: “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” (KJV) Hebrews 10: “Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O […]

Christ Said "I am Meek…" ~ This is how we follow his example

Christ Said Concerning Himself: “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart3: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”1 [Christ modeled it] Moses Said Concerning Himself: “Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.”2 […]

365 Prophecies in the Jewish Scriptures Fulfilled by Jesus

  365 Prophecies in the Jewish Scriptures Fulfilled by Jesus 1. Genesis 3:15…..Seed of a woman (virgin birth)…..Luke 1:35, Matthew 1:18-20 2. Genesis 3:15…..He will bruise Satan’s head…..Hebrews 2:14, 1 John 3:8 3. Genesis 5:24….The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated….Mark 6:19 4. Genesis 9:26-27…The God of Shem will be the Son of Shem…Luke 3:36 5. […]

The Greek & Hebrew Languages – A Simple Overview (2016)

Greek ~ Genesis 43:13-18                                         Hebrew ~ Genesis 43:13-18  Introduction (Scheduled Release) Both the Hebrew and the Greek have their own particular differences which are utilized by God, and which presents God’s message to man in a diversity […]

The Rapture and the Second Coming, 2 Events or 1 ~ Compare & Contrast

Introduction  (Scheduled Release – 04/18/2018, but Why?) Regarding the Second Coming, the inconsistencies concerning a single event are staggering, therefore, by necessity there must be two separate events, with the only answer being the Rapture as one, and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ as the other. One of the arguments of the opponents to the […]

The Origin of the Curse of Friday the 13th – The Passover*

Introduction (04/13/2018) Friday falls on the 13th of the month only a few times a year, but almost anyone you talk to seems to think that those days are full of bad luck.  If you do a Google word search concerning the origin of the idea that Friday the 13th is unlucky, you’ll find a […]

God’s Perspective vs. Man’s

Jesus said, “be not deceived” to Believers. Introduction Man is so limited by the sin-nature that even the born-again believer is plagued with a sinful perception, wherein many times reality is beyond his comprehension.  We must remember:  “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as […]

Jesus ~ Our City of Refuge*

“Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses: That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood.”  (Joshua 20:2-3) In this passage we have […]

Kinsman-Redeemer ~ Part 1 ~ A Brief Introduction*

Introduction (02/2018) The term “Kinsman Redeemer” (Hebrew: goel, [H1350] translated: “kinsman” ~ Num. 5:8; 27:11; Ruth 2:1; 3:9, 12, 13; 4:1, 3, 6, 8, 14; John 18:26; Romans 16:11) is the title for a position of responsibility within an Old Testament Hebrew family which was established by God.  This individual was entrusted with the ability to protect, as […]

Figures of Speech ~ Part 2 ~ A Few Examples*

Introduction (2/2018) In part one of “Figures of Speech” (LINK), we technically defined what “Figures of Speech” are and provided a few dozen examples of the different categories in regards to Figures of Speech. In part 2, we will give you specific examples of Figures of Speech, however, we will start off with a very basic […]

Figures of Speech ~ Part 1 ~ A Brief Introduction**

Introduction (2/2018) Hermeneutic (how we study the Bible, by what method we interpret it), the study of the methodological principles of Biblical interpretation, is vast in its scope and beyond the intent of this paper. However, due to the nature of this subject matter, it is important to present a caveat by way of an […]

Why the Four Gospels are meant to be Different – Part 2 – The Cherubim, and the Ensigns of Israel.

  General Introduction* (2017)  What is amazing about the 4 Gospels is that they appear to be quite different from each other – on purpose. The Three, the Synoptic Many great scholars have attempted to create what is referred to as the synoptic (Meaning: “of or forming a general summary,” or in the case of […]

Why the Four Gospels are meant to be Different – Part 1 – The Design of God

Preface (1/2018) Jesus said as is recorded in John 5:38: “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” (KJV) Hebrews 10: “Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O […]

Judging ~ Church Discipline ~ Forgiveness & Turning the Cheek*

Introduction Within our current generation, due to this Ghandi like presentation of Christ, wherein pacifism is the standard; how easy it is to demand that people not use discernment, biblically speaking, judgment; which appears to be so hard-hearted, it appears so unkind. “Let each man stand before his God,” is heard as an excuse to […]

God’s Perspective vs. Man’s Perspective

Introduction Man is so limited by the sin-nature that even the born-again believer is plagued with a sinful perception, wherein many times reality is beyond his comprehension.  We must remember:  “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, […]

Why the Four Gospels are meant to be Different – Part 1 – The Design of God

Preface (Revised – 2/2017) Jesus said as is recorded in John 5:38: “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” (KJV) Hebrews 10: “Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy […]

The Greek & Hebrew Languages – A Simple Overview (2016)

Greek ~ Genesis 43:13-18               Hebrew ~ Genesis 43:13-18  Introduction (Updated: 07/2016) Both the Hebrew and the Greek have their own particular differences which are utilized by God, and which presents God’s message to man in a diversity of style and effectiveness that complement each other. The Hebrew (Old Testament) language […]

The Origin of the Curse of Friday the 13th – The Passover (01/13/2017)

Introduction Friday falls on the 13th of the month only a few times a year, but almost anyone you talk to seems to think that those days are full of bad luck.  If you do a Google word search concerning the origin of the idea that Friday the 13th is unlucky, you’ll find a lot […]

THE DATE JESUS WAS BORN* (Revised)

Introduction  When was Jesus born?  This is not an attack on Christmas, it is a correction of the traditions of men, yet it is the Savior of this universe that is important, not when men choose to celebrate His birth, please see my conclusion in order to gain a greater understanding of what I mean. […]

Parables & Israel Calling Upon Jesus*

Introduction Parables have often been misunderstood or not taught correctly.  The error was not in the way they are presented but that full and complete information has been missing. A wise scholar once said the problem of the Pharisees was not in their execution of the law, but was instead that they did not go far enough with […]

Judging ~ Church Discipline ~ Forgiveness & Turning the Cheek*

Introduction Within our current generation, due to this Gondi like presentation of Christ, wherein pacifism is the standard; how easy it is to demand that people not use discernment, biblically speaking, judgment; which appears to be so hard-hearted, it appears so unkind. “Let each man stand before his God,” is heard as an excuse to […]

Figures of Speech ~ Part 2 ~ A Few Examples*

Introduction In part one of “Figures of Speech” (LINK), we technically defined what “Figures of Speech” are and provided a few dozen examples of the different categories in regards to Figures of Speech. In part 2, we will give you specific examples of Figures of Speech, however, we will start off with a very basic introduction […]

Figures of Speech ~ Part 1 ~ A Brief Introduction*

Introduction (8/6/16 update) Hermeneutic (how we study the Bible, by what method we interpret it), the study of the methodological principles of Biblical interpretation, is vast in its scope and beyond the intent of this paper. However, due to the nature of this subject matter, it is important to present a caveat by way of […]

Why the Four Gospels are meant to be Different – Part 1 – The Design of God

Preface (8/2016) Jesus said as is recorded in John 5:38: “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” (KJV) Hebrews 10: “Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O […]

Kinsman-Redeemer ~ Part 1 ~ A Brief Introduction

Introduction (Major Updated ~ 4/2014) The term “Kinsman Redeemer” (Hebrew: goel, [H1350] translated: “kinsman” ~ Num. 5:8; 27:11; Ruth 2:1; 3:9, 12, 13; 4:1, 3, 6, 8, 14; John 18:26; Romans 16:11) is the title for a position of responsibility within an Old Testament Hebrew family which was established by God.  This individual was entrusted with the ability […]

Jesus ~ Our City of Refuge (Original)

“Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses: That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood.”  (Joshua 20:2-3) In this passage we have […]

The Greek & Hebrew Languages – A Simple Overview (2016)

Greek ~ Genesis 43:13-18               Hebrew ~ Genesis 43:13-18  Introduction (Updated: 07/2016) Both the Hebrew and the Greek have their own particular differences which are utilized by God, and which presents God’s message to man in a diversity of style and effectiveness that complement each other. The Hebrew (Old Testament) language […]

The Sects at the Time of Jesus

Introduction (07/01/2016) The following essay is a brief explanation of each one of the major groups that were active in Israel at the time of Jesus, which are the: †     Pharisees †     Essenes †     Ebionites †     Scribes †     Priests †     Sadducees †     Herodians †     Zealots †     Sicarii †     Proselytes †     Common People Pharisees They were the […]

God’s Perspective vs. Man’s

Introduction Man is so limited by the sin-nature that even the born-again believer is plagued with a sinful perception, wherein many times reality is beyond his comprehension.  We must remember:  “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, […]

Judging ~ Church Discipline ~ Forgiveness & Turning the Cheek (Notable Work)

Introduction Within our current generation, due to this Gondi like presentation of Christ, wherein pacifism is the standard; how easy it is to demand that people not use discernment, biblically speaking, judgment; which appears to be so hard-hearted, it appears so unkind. “Let each man stand before his God,” is heard as an excuse to […]

Jesus ~ Our City of Refuge

Introduction Perhaps one of the more baffling statements that Jesus made is found in John 5:39, which states: “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” The term used in the New Testament “Scriptures“, referred directly to the Old Testament which included the […]

Figures of Speech ~ Part 2 ~ A Few Examples*

Introduction In part one of “Figures of Speech” (LINK), we technically defined what “Figures of Speech” are and provided a few dozen examples of the different categories in regards to Figures of Speech. In part 2, we will give you specific examples of Figures of Speech, however we will start off with a very basic introduction […]

Kinsman-Redeemer ~ Part 1 ~ A Brief Introduction

Introduction (Major Update ~ 4/2014) The term “Kinsman Redeemer” (Hebrew: goel, [H1350] translated: “kinsman” ~ Num. 5:8; 27:11; Ruth 2:1; 3:9, 12, 13; 4:1, 3, 6, 8, 14; John 18:26; Romans 16:11) is the title for a position of responsibility within an Old Testament Hebrew family which was established by God.  This individual was entrusted with the ability […]

Parables & Israel Calling Upon Jesus*

Introduction Parables have often been misunderstood or not taught correctly.  The error was not in the way they are presented but that full and complete information has been missing. A wise scholar once said the problem of the Pharisees was not in their execution of the law, but was instead that they did not go far enough with […]

A 3500 Year Chronology of Israel (Updated)

BC 1491   The Birth of the Nation in the Exodus: They went into Egypt as a family; they came out as a nation. 1445  Conquest of Promised Land under Joshua. 1095  Saul appointed as first king (1 Sam 10:1). 1048  David captures Jerusalem from Jebusites. 1004  Solomon dedicates First Temple in Jerusalem at the Feast of Tabernacles (2 Chr 6-7). 974  The civil […]

The Sects at the Time of Jesus

Introduction The following essay is a brief explanation of each one of the major groups that were active in Israel at the time of Jesus, which are the: †     Pharisees †     Essenes †     Ebionites †     Scribes †     Priests †     Sadducees †     Herodians †     Zealots †     Sicarii †     Proselytes †     Common People †     Believers in […]

The Church is Not the New Israel – Israel Contrasted with the Church

Introduction The 9th, 10th, and 11th chapters of Romans deals exclusively with Israel, and it’s yet future destiny in prophecy.  Romans 11:1-2b, states: “I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not cast away his […]

Why the 4 Gospels are Meant to be Different ~ Part 1 ~ The Four Books (Notable Work)

Preface  (Complete Revision ~ 01/25/2014) The following, Part 1 is a short introduction with a chart which explains the differences found in the 4 Gospels, which are four different perspectives in order to give insight into prophetic fulfillment, explain complexity, highlight detail, and to gain clarity concerning the role of Jesus’ first visit to earth; commonly […]

Jesus ~ Our City of Refuge

Introduction Perhaps one of the more baffling statements that Jesus made is found in John 5:39, which states: “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” The term used in the New Testament “Scriptures“, referred directly to the Old Testament which included the […]

Kinsman-Redeemer ~ Part 1 ~ A Brief Introduction

Introduction (Major Update ~ 4/2014) The term “Kinsman Redeemer” (Hebrew: goel, [H1350] translated: “kinsman” ~ Num. 5:8; 27:11; Ruth 2:1; 3:9, 12, 13; 4:1, 3, 6, 8, 14; John 18:26; Romans 16:11) is the title for a position of responsibility within an Old Testament Hebrew family which was established by God.  This individual was entrusted with the ability […]

Why the 4 Gospels are Meant to be Different ~ Part 1 ~ The Four Books (Notable Work)

Preface  (Complete Revision ~ 01/25/2014) The following, Part 1 is a short introduction with a chart which explains the differences found in the 4 Gospels, which are four different perspectives in order to give insight into prophetic fulfillment, explain complexity, highlight detail, and to gain clarity concerning the role of Jesus’ first visit to earth; commonly […]

The Symbolism of The Passover Dinner ~ The Seder

Every year the Jews celebrate the Passover with a ritual that is called the Passover Seder (all blue, bold, italic text are Hebrew words) which commemorates the Israelites exodus from Egypt thousands of years ago. This is found in Exodus 12, Numbers 9:9; 28:16; Dt. 16:1. At each plate, we had a Haggadah, (which Hebrew means: “the telling”) […]

The Church Contrasted to Israel – Daniel’s 70th Week

Introduction The 9th, 10th, and 11th chapter of Romans deals exclusively with Israel and it’s yet future destiny in prophecy. As has been wrongly taught within Protestant Orthodoxy (Anglican, Lutheran, all Reformed churches, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Congregationalist, Puritans and Separatist, Wesleyan, and those in the Restoration Theology movement – also referred to as those added here to Replacement […]

A 3500 Year Chronology of Israel

Unfortunately, I do not remember who the original author is (2006), though according to my notes, I did have permission to reprint it.  It appears correct, if anyone sees any errors or has any questions please advise – I did add quit a bit to it myself. BC 1491   The Birth of the Nation in the Exodus: […]

Figures of Speech ~ Part 2 ~ A Few Examples*

Introduction (2/2018) In part one of “Figures of Speech” (LINK), we technically defined what “Figures of Speech” are and provided a few dozen examples of the different categories in regards to Figures of Speech. In part 2, we will give you specific examples of Figures of Speech, however, we will start off with a very basic […]

We Become Like the Things we Worship

We become like the things we worship, those things that are idols to us. “Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: They have […]

God & Irony ~ The Plaques of Egypt

God and His Sense of Humor One of the things I love about God, that can be seen in His Word; is that He has a sense of humor, sometimes displayed in irony, or even what we would refer to as sarcasm. Most of time when people utilize sarcasm is because they do not have a […]

The Sects at the Time of Jesus

Introduction (Updated) The following essay is a brief explanation of each one of the major groups that were active in Israel at the time of Jesus, which are the: †     Pharisees †     Essenes †     Ebionites †     Scribes †     Priests †     Sadducees †     Herodians †     Zealots †     Sicarii †     Proselytes †     Common People Pharisees They were the […]

The Leaven of the Pharisees?

Introduction  Before we address the leaven of the Pharisees, and the spiritual insights that can be achieved, wherein faith is grown; the following introduction, while somewhat long is necessary in order to gain a fruitful insight concerning one of the many ways that God’s Word validates itself, thus literally fulfilling Romans 10:17, which states: “Faith […]

Introduction to the Book of Romans

Introduction (update) The book of Romans is perhaps the greatest masterpiece on the Christian doctrine ever penned.  It is elegant, intricate, and concise yet thorough.  Paul systematically addresses salvation (1), starting at the beginning with sin and man’s fallen nature (2), and how that man is judged before God outside the law, the result of […]

God’s Perspective vs. Man’s

Introduction Man is so limited by the sin-nature that even the born-again believer is plagued with a sinful perception, wherein many times reality is beyond his comprehension.  We must remember:  “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, […]

Kinsman-Redeemer ~ Part 1 ~ A Brief Introduction

Introduction (Major Updated ~ 4/2014) The term “Kinsman Redeemer” (Hebrew: goel, [H1350] translated: “kinsman” ~ Num. 5:8; 27:11; Ruth 2:1; 3:9, 12, 13; 4:1, 3, 6, 8, 14; John 18:26; Romans 16:11) is the title for a position of responsibility within an Old Testament Hebrew family which was established by God.  This individual was entrusted with the ability […]

Regarding the Greek & Hebrew Languages – A Simple Overview (2016)

Greek ~ Genesis 43:13-18               Hebrew ~ Genesis 43:13-18  Introduction (Updated: 07/2016) Both the Hebrew and the Greek have their own particular differences which are utilized by God, and which presents God’s message to man in a diversity of style and effectiveness that complement each other. The Hebrew (Old Testament) language […]

The Leaven of the Pharisees?

Introduction (Updated ~ 07/21/2011) Before we address the leaven of the Pharisees and the spiritual insights that can be achieved, wherein faith is grown; the following introduction, while somewhat long is necessary in order to gain a fruitful insight concerning one of the many ways that God’s Word validates itself, thus literally fulfilling Romans 10:17, […]

Jesus ~ Our City of Refuge

“Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses: That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood.”  (Joshua 20:2-3) In this passage we have […]

The Most Amazing Prophecy in God’s Word ~ When the Messiah Would Come Forth

Introduction I wish to thank those who made comments concerning the 06/08/2011 post entitled: “If my people who are called by my name.” Believe it or not, I take great joy when I feel inspired to write short, precise posts that are easily understood. Faith, and it’s Source However, I’ve come to understand that my calling is not explaining what is […]

The Difference Between “The Time of the Gentiles” & “The Fullness of the Gentiles”

Introduction Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to explain to a mechanic an intermittent problem you are having if you have no training or understanding of the dynamics of the automobile. Yet, if you approach the same problem after having taken a class in automotive repair, while perhaps not capable of understanding every […]

“If my people which are called by my name…”

Introduction There are passages in the Bible in which God has constructed in such a simple way, whereas by breaking down the particular elements in a rudimentary manner, laying one upon another, a simple progression is obvious, wherein understanding God’s Will concerning the statements is easy to grasp.  The following is a good example of […]

God & Irony ~ The Plaques of Egypt

Introduction One of the things I love about God, that can be seen in His Word; is that He has a sense of humor, sometimes displayed in irony, or even what we would refer to as sarcasm.  On a personal level, I hate sarcasm; when used by humans. Most of time when people utilize sarcasm is because […]

The Symbolism of The Passover Dinner ~ The Seder

Every year the Jews celebrate the Passover with a ritual that is called the Passover Seder Which commemorates the Israelites exodus from Egypt thousands of years ago. This is found in Exodus 12, Numbers 9:9; 28:16; Dt. 16:1. At each plate, we had a Haggadah, (which Hebrew means: “the telling”) the book narrating the Passover. […]

“as thy days, so shall thy strength be”

Introduction Well, I am back.  I got a lot done, even had to do a few more things today, but it is good to be back. All this talk about feet and shoes made me think about a passage that seems strange to us in 21st century America without knowing the background regarding it’s meaning, […]

A 3500 Year Chronology of Israel

Unfortunately, I do not remember who the original author is (2006), though according to my notes, I did have permission to reprint it.  It appears correct, if anyone sees any errors or has any questions please advise – I did add quit a bit to it myself. BC 1491   The Birth of the Nation in the Exodus: […]

The Church Contrasted to Israel

Introduction The 9th 10th and 11th chapter of Romans deals exclusively with Israel and it’s yet future destiny in prophecy. As has been the case in orthodoxy for the last 1600 years, since the teachings of Origin and Constantine; the Roman Catholic Church, as well as orthodox Protestants denominations have taught that the church was to […]

Parables & Israel Calling on Jesus

Introduction The use of parables has been misunderstood or miss-taught for over 2000 years.  The meaning of the Greek word for parable (Greek: parabole) is “similitude,” which literally means: “to lay alongside,” indicating a parallel story to a truth that is being communicated.  It is not the same as the understanding in the English language concerning comparisons […]

The Sects at the Time of Jesus

Introduction The following essay is a brief explanation of each one of the major groups that were active in Israel at the time of Jesus, which are the: †  Pharisees †  Essenes †  Ebionites †  Scribes †  Priests †  Sadducees †  Herodians †  Zealots †  Sicarii †  Proselytes †  Common People Pharisees They were the conservative […]

Faith Bible Ministries Blog ~ An Online Study of the Bible

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” ~~~~~~ This online Bible study series addresses primary New Testament words in their original language - Koinè Greek - as opposed to mainly using the English translations; which is like adding color to a black-and-white picture.

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