Jehoshaphat’s Victory Without Battle

Prayer and Praise First “Thus saith Jehovah unto you, Fear not ye, neither be dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s” (2 Chronicles 20:15 ASV). Jehovah God gave victory to many kings of Judah when they went into battle. But Jehoshaphat and his army were given victory without ever engaging in battle. The sons of Moab and of Ammon, and the inhabitants of Mt. Seir1 had come in great numbers around (or across) the []

Battlefield Lessons for the Christian

The Battle Within Self “The weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God … bringing everythought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5 RVIC). by Larry McClellan There are key lessons that God is teaching us through the battles of the Bible. These true accounts are for our admonition and instruction (Romans 15:4). Consider the battle of the kings (Genesis 14) and the lessons we can glean from father Abraham, a standard for faith []

Possible Prophetic Implications

Interpreting, with Eyes Open “These things happened unto them typically, and they were written for our admonition,upon whom the ends of the ages are come” (1 Corinthians 10:11 RVIC). by James Parkinson We may be confident when the Bible identifies a notable event as a type/foreshadow of something later to come. When the Bible is not specific, we should allow some uncertainty but may consider whether an event might have a typical significance. Greater confidence may be gained in those interpretations which []

The “I Am” of Exodus 3:13-15

The Divine Name “God said to Moses, ‘Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh, I-Will-Be-Who-I-Will-Be … Thus shall yousay to the Israelites, Ehyeh has sent me to you’” (Exodus 3:14, Alter Translation). by Richard Tazzyman (all capitalization added by the author for emphasis) In Exodus 3, Jehovah appeared to Moses in a burning bush near Horeb, commissioning Moses to lead Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land. There Jehovah revealed Himself in the phrase, “I AM THAT I AM.” This name, as it appears in Hebrew, reveals the []