Bible – Stories & Facts

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The Strange Fire of Nadab and Abihu

Exodus 30:34-38 explicitly says that the mixture of ointments to create the incense to be offered was “holy to the Lord” and was not to be used for personal purposes – only for worship. In addition, Ex 30:9 explicitly says “Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon.” (KJV) Numbers 16:46 indicates that this incense was to put in the censer along with…

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Roles of Blacks in the Bible

Ephraim and Manasseh are two of the twelve tribes of Israel, right? According to Genesis 41, they were the sons of Joseph and an Ethiopian woman. They were 50 percent black. The fathers of two tribes of Israel were black. Ever seen that in the Bible story pictures? Jethro was a Midianite from Southern Arabia, which was occupied by Ethiopians. He was the father of Zipporah, wife of Moses, who was a Cushite, an Ethiopian–says…

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The Purpose of Miracles and Signs

We do not have any doubts at all about the miracles, signs, and wonders recorded in the Bible. It is noteworthy that they are mainly clustered about the beginnings of great things:  The beginning of the world  The beginning of the Mosaic age  And the beginnings of the church or kingdom. And all the miracles of series of miracles had a purpose. The purpose was attached to the Eternal Will of God,…

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Passing over Beersheba: the Well of the Sevens

“But do not seek Bethel, nor enter Gilgal, nor pass over to Beersheba; for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nothing. Seek the LORD and live.” (Amos 5:5-6) The final warning from Amos concerns Beersheba, an extremely important part of Israel’s earliest history. It was at Beersheba (the Well of the Oath or the Well of the Sevens) that Hagar was rescued by God after Sarai banished her (Genesis 21:14-19).…

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Entering the Place of Gilgal for Activity

“But do not seek Bethel, nor enter Gilgal, nor pass over to Beersheba; for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nothing. Seek the LORD and live.” (Amos 5:5-6) Gilgal was the place of new beginnings. As Israel prepared to begin the conquest of Canaan, Joshua commissioned 12 men to take 12 memorial stones from the bed of the Jordan River to commemorate the people’s miraculous crossing of the river (Joshua…

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  • 1 Chronicles 16:8 November 28, 2021
    “Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.”
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