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Besides humility and service, Jesus’ act of washing his disciples’ feet also represents his love and forgiveness. Through his action and the words that accompanied them, Jesus was essentially telling his disciples that he knew who they were, that they were good men, though not perfect, but that he loved and forgave them nonetheless. v10 Jesus said to him, “...


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2 Kings 25 mentions bronze 8 times: 1 So in the ninth year of Zedekiah’s reign, on the tenth day of the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon marched against Jerusalem with his whole army. He encamped outside the city and built siege works all around it. God used Nebuchadnezzar to judge Jerusalem. 7 They killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes. ...


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There's an interesting point gleaned from the prophetic statement in Revelation 8:1-5. It deals with the prayers of the suffering saints on earth causing heaven to be silent for about half an hour. But before their prayers for vengeance receive heaven's response of judgments poured out on to the earth, John saw an angel which came and stood at heaven's altar,...


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John 13:7 What was Jesus referring to when he said "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” Correctly as you said, "this action of washing his disciple's feet is put forward as an example of service and humility to their brethren ." Besides the caring of the physical needs of his followers Jesus cared for their ...


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It is the spiritual significance behind Jesus washing His disciples’ feet that is of real importance. Jesus was graphically illustrating a lesson that He taught verbally many times (Matthew 18:2, Luke 9:46). “Whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man ...


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Is the understanding of this action ever explain in scripture? I think so, in few verses later, John 13: 12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. Now Jesus explained: 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. ...


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I have always understood that the purpose of the Gen 14 was multifaceted and included: to document how significant Abraham and his household was (this is supported by the incident in Egypt in Gen 12, etc and others) - that is, Abraham was not only the father of the faithful, but a significant military leader Despite Abraham's military greatness, he was ...


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I suppose we can view Genesis 14 as a story about Abraham/Abram as political leader who has to deal with rival leaders and neighboring leaders. As the story progresses, Abraham/Abram can be seen as one of the victors alongside the king of Sodom who is a pseudo-ally victor. The following scripture passages corresponds to events that relate to worldly aspects: ...


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Water symbolizing life is a common theme in the Bible, e.g., Zechariah 14: 8 And on that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half of it toward the Eastern Sea and the other half toward the Western Sea, in summer and winter alike. Zechariah speaks of the coming day of the Lord in 14:1 and prophesies eternal living water in the age to come. When ...


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There are possibly two precedents for the "River of the Water of Life" in Rev 22:1 - 1. Eze 47:1-12 The vision of Ezekiel in Eze 47 describes a very similar scene to that in Rev 22 - a river flowing from the throne of God out from the temple. This idea is also repeated in Joel 3:18 - “In that day the mountains will drip new wine, and the hills ...


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As this is an interpretation of spiritual symbology/imagery - all I can really offer here is my own understanding based on study of other scripture and how those symbols are used elsewhere in scripture. A great piece of advice I have been given when trying to understand symbols like this is that "The bible interprets itself". What this means is ...


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What did the seven day reprieve signify in Genesis 7:4? To best understand this verse, let us examine the timeline of events. Beginning in Genesis chapter 6, Jehovah God sees the increased wickedness of mankind (vss 1-8). We are then introduced to Noah and the declaration of the flood (vss 9-13). Jehovah God then instructs Noah to build the ark (vss 14-16) ...


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The number seven occurs 39 times in Genesis and is a running theme in the story of Noah. Genesis 7: 1The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. 2Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a ...


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Those seven days were significant. They may have more than one significance. One of them, however, connects with a prophetic time formula. For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. (Psalm 90:4, KJV) But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, ...


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