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40 years also represents the time in the desert, so this is a kind of receiving the kingdom


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God was so grieved in his heart to see the effects of sin in His creation with His children on earth as well seeing His sons who rebelled against Him from the heavenly realm mixing together. To see so much wickedness, so much violence and hatred towards each other must've just grieved Him to the core. It's a example to all of creation what sin produces....


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For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.What does Acts 4:22 mean by referring to the age of the man that was healed? The above verse refers to the beggar, at Acts 3:1-10, when he saw Peter and John began asking for a charitable gift. Acts 3:1-10 NASB Healing the Beggar Who Was Unable to Walk 3 Now Peter and John were going up to ...


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In my view when it says that the man was over fourty years of age with blindness, it possibly tells us that even in an advanced age, he could be healed by Christ, for in that time it could be that: a man could be healed by doctors when younger with that disease; as it's confirmed by Barnes and Clarkes respectively: For the man ... - The age of the man is ...


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We are not told. All we can assume is that the man was like all during the entire ministry of Jesus coming and going from the temple. That is, depite Jesus presumably passing the man several times, Jesus never healed the man. Thus, it might be possible to understand this as a fulfillment of Jesus' prophecy to the disciples: John 14:12 - Truly, truly, I tell ...


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I suppose an analogy is liking cleaning/renovating a room or building. If a room or building is sort of filled with dirt or completely ruined with walls, floors and furniture that is beyond repair then we could think of God's Flood recounted in Genesis 6-9 as being a complete "total deep cleaning"(for lack of a better phrase) / complete renovation ...


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I think one of the major themes of Jotham's censure of people of Shechem for killing off Jotham's full brothers in Judges Book is the Proportionality in the general field of law ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proportionality_(law) ) Even though he is upset about the vicious killing of his full brothers, Jotham does give the Shechem's people some benefit of ...


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