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Charles D. Alexander on the earth helping the woman

June 29, 2013 2 comments

Charles D. Alexander discussed the flood that the serpent cast out
of his mouth to carry away the woman, who represents the church, in his
commentary, Revelation
Spiritually Understood Part 16: The Woman In The Wilderness.

Revelation
12:14-15
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman,
that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth
helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the
flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

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The 144,000 and the second woe

June 26, 2013 Comments off

The second woe of Revelation 9:13-19 corresponds to the sixth trumpet plague. It consists of a horde of horses, and horsemen. But the horses are not natural; they have lions’ heads and serpents for tails.

In the following table the horses and horsemen in the second woe are compared to the 144,000 who are sealed in 7:2-8, and who are described in 14:1-7.

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Robert McCulloch on Isa. 2:1-4

June 13, 2013 Comments off

Robert McCulloch (1740-1824), was a Minister of the Gospel at Dairsie, Scotland. He was the author of a series of lectures on the prophecies of Isaiah. In his exposition on Isaiah 2:1-4 he rejected a strictly literal approach to the prophecy, and identified ‘the mountain of the Lord’s house’ as signifying the Christian church, especially in apostolic times. The following excerpt is from ‘Lectures on the Prophecies of Isaiah,’ Volume 1 (1791)  pp. 129-142.

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Luis de León and Isaiah 2:2

June 5, 2013 1 comment

Luis de León (1527-1591) was an Augustinian friar, poet, and a Jesuit theologian. His book ‘The Names of Christ’ was written while he was imprisoned at Valladolid by the Spanish Inquisition from Mar. 1572 to Dec. 1576, while complaints by Dominican scholars about his use of the Hebrew text and the Septuagint in his lectures and writings were considered by the Inquisition. He was cleared of the charges and restored to his position.

In the paragraphs quoted below Luis discussed Isaiah’s prophecy in Isa. 2:2. He identified ‘the mountain of the Lord’s house’ with Christ. [1]

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