Category Archives: Figurative Language

The Spiritual Growth of the Apostle John

John the son of Zebedee gives us a vivid picture of the spiritual growth the Lord wants to work in us. In the Gospel of John, he presents himself, along with his fellow disciples, as fleshly in orientation.  This was … Continue reading

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The Feast of Booths

The first biblical reference to booths is found here: Genesis 33:17 Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built for himself a house and made booths for his livestock; therefore the place is named Succoth. Moses expanded this idea into a time … Continue reading

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Genesis 35:13

Genesis 35:13 Then God went up from him in the place where He had spoken with him. As God went up from Jacob in the place where He had spoken to him, so Jesus went up from Jacob’s descendants from … Continue reading

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Esther 10:3

Esther 10:3 For Mordecai the Jew was second only to King Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews and in favor with his many kinsmen, one who sought the good of his people and one who spoke for the welfare of … Continue reading

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Esther 9:4

Esther 9:4 Indeed, Mordecai was great in the king’s house, and his fame spread throughout all the provinces; for the man Mordecai became greater and greater. Mordecai is a type of Christ.  Christ was great in the house of God, … Continue reading

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Job 19:25

Job 19:25 “As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth. Job is here prophesying of Jesus Christ.  Jesus is the redeemer of humanity, who took His stand … Continue reading

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Job 2:3

Job 2:3 The LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing God and turning away from evil. And he still holds fast … Continue reading

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2 Chronicles 17:12

2 Chronicles 17:12 So Jehoshaphat grew greater and greater, and he built fortresses and store cities in Judah. Jehoshaphat is a type of Christ.  The “fortresses and store cities” we see Christ building in New Testament days included the churches … Continue reading

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2 Chronicles 1:2

2 Chronicles 1:2 Solomon spoke to all Israel, to the commanders of thousands and of hundreds and to the judges and to every leader in all Israel, the heads of the fathers’ households. We see this verse fulfilled in the … Continue reading

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2 Chronicles 1:1

2 Chronicles 1:1 Now Solomon the son of David established himself securely over his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him and exalted him greatly. Jesus was the son of David who was “greater than Solomon” (Matthew 12:42; … Continue reading

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