First Samuel 17

1 Samuel 17 The story of David and Goliath is often portrayed as a classic story of an underdog winning out over his far more powerful rival. There is much more to the story than that! Goliath was an example of unrepentant sinners and of the sin of enmity against God and the Word of […]

First Samuel 7 – 8

1 Samuel 7 The Ark had been returned to Israel, yet God allowed the Philistines to continue to oppress the nation because Israel was still filled with idols. Like the Philistines, Mosaic Israel feared God, but they would not obey him; it is the same with many today as they exalt their idols of men, […]

First Samuel 5 – 6

1 Samuel 5 After the death and destruction of many worshipers of Dagon by Samson in the book of Judges, the Philistines rebuilt the temple of their fertility fish god Dagon; who was just another manifestation of Baal. The pagan pantheon was mainly established at Babel and the various families of man took these gods […]

First Samuel 3 – 4

1 Samuel 3 The Eternal departed from among the people because they rejected living by every Word of God; this is precisely what is happening in today’s Spiritual Ekklesia. 1 Samuel 3:1 And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious [very scarce] in those days; […]

First Samuel 1 – 2

First Samuel The last Judge of Israel, Samuel First and Second Samuel were originally (and still are in some Jewish Bibles) a single book, but the Septuagint [LXX] translation, produced in the centuries immediately before Christ, divided Samuel into two books and this dividing of Samuel was adopted by other translators. The ever faithful, ever […]

Judges 21

Judges 21 Judges 21:1 Now the men of Israel had sworn in Mizpeh, saying, There shall not any of us give his daughter unto Benjamin to wife. Then the people realized the magnitude of their rash oath and the deed of destroying Benjamin and cried out to God. 21:2 And the people came to the […]

Judges 19 – 20

Judges 19 Benjamin almost destroyed for gross wickedness A concubine was a woman having a lower standing than a legal wife, usually an maidservant. In cases of infidelity a concubine was considered as belonging to a man, in the same sense as a wife. Judges 19:1 And it came to pass in those days, when […]

Judges 17 – 18

Judges 17 How part of Dan migrated north to get a new city and new gods Micah of Ephraim stole eleven hundred shekels of silver from his mother; and later repented restoring it. Judges 17:1 And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah. 17:2 And he said unto his mother, The […]

Judges 11 – 12

Judges 11 God calls Jephthah to be the next judge of Israel. Judges 11:1 Now Jephthah the Gileadite [Bashan, Golan; the land of Reuben, Manasseh and Gad east of Jordan] was a mighty man of valour, and he was the son of an harlot: and Gilead begat Jephthah. Jephthah was despised by his brothers in […]

Judges 9 – 10

Judges 9 Gideon’s concubine’s son in Shechem, Abimelech; rebels against his father seeking a kingdom for himself. Judges 9:1 And Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal [Gideon] went to Shechem unto his mother’s brethren, and communed with them, and with all the family of the house of his mother’s father, saying, 9:2 Speak, I pray you, […]

Judges 7 – 8

Judges 7 Jesus Christ then told Gideon that the numbers of his army are to be reduced to the point that the people will ascribe the victory to God. Both physical and spiritual Israel must learn that the victory belongs to the Eternal. Just as physical Israel could not overcome the Canaanites [a type of […]

Judges 5 – 6

Judges 5 The victory song of Deborah and Barak, praising God for the victory Judges 5:1 Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying, 5:2 Praise ye the LORD for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves. 5:3 Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes; […]

Judges 3 – 4

Judges 3 Today we live in a different dispensation then the period of the Mosaic Covenant. Physical Mosaic Covenant Israel was a national entity with a national religion, while other nations also had their national gods. Jesus Christ as the God of Israel, was using Israel to demonstrate his might to all peoples, and the […]

Judges 1 – 2

Introduction Deuteronomy is a warning that possession of the promised land is absolutely dependent on people continuing to live by every Word of God, while Joshua is a lesson that it is only through faith and a diligent living by every Word of God that Satan and sin can be conquered.  The books of Judges, […]

Joshua 22 – 24

Joshua 22 Joshua speaks to the two and a half tribes which had chosen to live east of the Jordan River and releases them to cross back over to their land on the east side of the Jordan river. Joshua 22:1 Then Joshua called the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, […]

Joshua 20 – 21

Joshua 20 Cities of Refuge Joshua 20:1 The LORD also spake unto Joshua, saying, 20:2 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses: 20:3 That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and they […]

Joshua 13 – 15

Joshua 13 Joshua 13:1 Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and the LORD said unto him, Thou art old and stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much land to be possessed. The God who was later made flesh as Jesus Christ then revealed the remainder of the land he will give […]

Joshua 11 – 12

Joshua 11 After Israel’s conquest of the south of the land, the northern Canaanites came together to fight against Israel and the campaign to control the land turned to the north. Joshua 11:1 And it came to pass, when Jabin king of Hazor had heard those things, that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, […]

Joshua 9 – 10

Joshua 9 There are many good lessons that we can learn from the adventures of Joshua and Israel in entering the physical promised land. When the rulers of many Canaanite cities in the land heard of the destruction of Jericho and Ai, they confederated together to come out to war against the common enemy, while the inhabitants […]

Joshua 7 – 8

Joshua 7 The sin of Achan Joshua 7:1 But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the children […]

Joshua 5 – 6

Joshua 5 Because of the miracle in stopping the spring flood of Jordan so that Israel could pass over, the local rulers were filled with the fear of God. Joshua 5:1 And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, which were on the side of Jordan westward, and all the kings […]

Joshua 3 – 4

Joshua 3 Joshua 3:1 And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim [Acacia Wood], and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over. Three days after the people came to the Jordan river they were told to make ready to cross. 3:2 […]