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Topics and Themes from the Bible

Understanding the Book of Revelation

So many people have tried to figure out this book of the Bible. The book of Revelation to many, but not all, is a total mystery clouded in symbols. The key to the whole book, at least one perspective of the book, is shown in the very first verse. The theme and focus of the book is actually so simple, but easy to miss. It’s a theme that hits almost every chapter of the book. It is the main character of the story of the book of Revelation.

Look at the first verse: “The Revelation of Jesus Christ…”. Could it actually be so simple? If you began to scan the book from this angle or perspective, you would notice that almost every chapter has something about Jesus Christ. Well maybe one exception, chapter 13 which is about the anti-Christ. Yes, there are many other ways to look at this book, but I think this is the most important and consistent way to see Revelation.

So now we have a research job to do, highlighting all verses with mentions of Jesus Christ whether directly or in symbolism.

In chapter one, there are many references to Jesus Christ. In the last chapter of the book of Revelation, Jesus is symbolized by the Lamb sitting on the throne. At this point in the book, God is fully in control and evil is pushed out.

Don’t forget, the book of Revelation is the best conclusion to the entire Bible of 66 books.

Drew Haninger July 16, 2019

Prophecy – History is God’s Story

History is God’s story, so no world or human event is a surprise to God. Timing and events are in His hands. Ultimately God will be in full control, but for a short time evil (the Devil) has a little freedom. Ultimately God will fully expressed through every human being, some happily in heaven, some in unhappiness.

Overview of Bible Prophecy
1. prophecy about the Lord’s first coming (happened 2000 years ago)
2. prophecy about the Lord’s second coming (future)
3. some Bible prophecy is about BOTH (Isaiah 9:6, and Daniel)
4. it seems there are more verses in the Bible about His second return, than the first.

In the Lord’s first coming, He came as a man (yet fully God and fully man) and as a lamb to be crucified on a cross for our sins, then rose from the dead and ascended to heaven.

In the Lord’s second coming He will come as a warrior to conquer an evil earth that does not represent God’s character. He will rule the earth from Jerusalem.

Most of the prophecy in the Bible is about Jesus Christ, but there is also some about Israel and the Church.

Some say one third of the Bible is Bible prophecy. There are over 2500 prophecies in the Bible. About 80 percent of those have already been fulfilled, and 20 percent are yet future.

Bible writers talked about prophecy the most: Jesus, Paul, Daniel, David, Ezekiel, Isaiah

Bible Overview, in connection with studying Prophecy

The two half’s of the Bible
* Old Testament with 39 books points to and promises Jesus Christ the Redeemer – Promises, Types, figures of Christ
* New Testament with 27 books is all about Jesus Christ, our redeemer – Fulfillment of all the promises and types of Christ

The first and the last books
* The book of Genesis — Beginnings
* God, man, garden, (devil comes in) sin, promise of a redeemer
* The book of Revelation – Conclusion
* God, man, a city (heaven), (devil cast out), sin forgiven, the redeemer on the throne

Some questions that come up:
1. Will the Lord come again – YES
2. Do we know when or the date – NO (even the Lord does not know, how could we know)
3. Will there be an anti-christ – YES, see Revelation 13
4. Do we know who it might be – NO

For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night — 1 Thessalonians 5:2

Love Divine All Loves Excelling – Church Hymn

A love song and story about God’s love and care. This traditional hymn called “Love Divine All Loves Excelling ” was written by Charles Wesley, and was first published in 1747.

The tune was first used or published in 1830. Music arrangement and vocals by Julie Gaulke, see her web site at: JulieGaulkeMusic.com

The Lyrics are:

Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of Heav’n to earth come down;
Fix in us Thy humble dwelling;
All Thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love Thou art;
Visit us with Thy salvation,
Enter every trembling heart.

Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit
Into every troubled breast!
Let us all in Thee inherit;
Let us find that second rest.
Take away our bent to sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith, as its beginning,
Set our hearts at liberty.

Come, Almighty to deliver,
Let us all Thy life receive;
Suddenly return, and never,
Nevermore Thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing
Serve Thee as Thy hosts above,
Pray and praise Thee without ceasing,
Glory in Thy perfect love.

Finish, then, Thy new creation;
Pure and spotless let us be;
Let us see Thy great salvation
Perfectly restored in Thee;
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in Heav’n we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before Thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kauai, Hawaii in this 4k video.

 

Song: Love Divine

Song: Love Divine

Song: Love Divine

Song: Love Divine

Song: Love Divine

Song: Love Divine

Published on Jul 24, 2015

Encouragement – My God Will Finish in Me – What He Started

What an encouragement, God will finish what He started in us.

Based on Philippians 1:6 this new song is a great encouragement to us passing through some rough times looking at ourselves and wondering what is going on. Philippians 1:6 is: Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ,

The lyrics written by Drew Haninger are:

My God will complete in me
My God will complete in me
What He has begun will finish
My God will complete in me

Encouragement, Encouragement
My God will complete in me, in me
Encouragement, Encouragement
My God will complete in me, in me

My God will complete in me
My God will complete in me
What He has begun will finish
My God will complete in me

Finish in me, oh Finish in me
My God will complete in me, in me
Encouragement, Encouragement
My God will complete in me, in me

God hath begun, God hath begun
God hath begun a good work in me
Confident, so confident
My God will complete in me

God is working, God is working
Working in me to will and do
Working in me, working in me
His good pleasure in me

(c) AnimtedFaith.com — Aug 6, 2015

Beautiful scenery from the area around Mount Rainier, Washington and Yellowstone.

The video is in 4k UHD video.

Political Elections expose our motives

Political Elections expose our motives, we expect perfection in man, when we should look to God. Only God is perfect. Every man is a sinner…

We try to find the perfect candidate, when God allows imperfect man to govern on the earth under His arrangements.

When you read the Bible, every person God used has imperfections, issues and problems. Not one is perfect, only God is perfect.

Abraham, Moses, David, Peter, Paul and John in the Bible were not perfect people. Yet God used every one of them, just like He can use you and me.

He is the Alpha and the Omega, so God gets the first word in creation and the last word in ultimate judgement. Sorry but mankind does not get the first or the last word.

Most Christians (unfortunately) are not smart enough to realize they are being manipulated to have a certain mindset about a candidate…

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Philippians Bible Study – letting Christ be our joy in daily life

Enjoy a great Bible study on the book of Philippians. Take a tour through the book and see how Paul experiences Christ as joy in many situations. Learn to pray as Paul the apostle prayed…

One great verse is:  Philippians 1:6 I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ

thanks
Drew Haninger
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The Bible the Word of God is Living – Church Hymn

A beautiful song about “The Bible, the Word of God is Living”. This Hymn is based on Hebrews 4:12.

Sometimes we fail to realize how living and powerful the words of the Bible are. Hebrews 4:12 is “For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart”.

The Lyrics are:

Title: The Bible, the Word of God is living

The Bible, the Word of God is living
The Word is living, God’s Word is powerful
The Word is sharper, sharper
God knows everything, you cannot hide

The Bible, the Word of God is living
The Word is living, God’s Word is powerful
The Word divides soul and spirit
soul and spirit, what is me and what is God

(bridge)

The Bible, the Word of God is living
The Word is living, God’s Word is powerful
Every Word of God is living and powerful
God knows everything

The Word is living
The Word is living

Lyrics by Drew Haninger (c) AnimatedFaith.com

The video is in 4k video. The scenery is from Kauai, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and California.

The Bible the Word of God is Living – Church Hymn

The Bible the Word of God is Living – Church Hymn

The Bible the Word of God is Living – Church Hymn

The Bible the Word of God is Living – Church Hymn

The Bible the Word of God is Living – Church Hymn

The Bible the Word of God is Living – Church Hymn

The Bible the Word of God is Living – Church Hymn

The Bible the Word of God is Living – Church Hymn

Jesus Loves Me – John 3:16 – Church Hymn

This is a traditional and encouraging song about Jesus loving us called: Jesus Loves Me. Just look at the verse in John 3:16. God loves us and sent His son Jesus.

This was first published in 1860’s. Music arrangement and vocals by Julie Gaulke, see her web site at: JulieGaulkeMusic.com, The scenery is by Drew Haninger and is from Kauai and Washington state.

The Lyrics are:

Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so;
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak, but He is strong.

Refrain:
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

Jesus loves me! He who died
Heaven’s gate to open wide;
He will wash away my sin,
Let His little child come in.

Jesus loves me! He will stay
Close beside me all the way;
He’s prepared a home for me
and some day His face I’ll see

The original video is in 4k video.

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus Loves Me