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Rev. Lubbers is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them (stock, stem), when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.  Isaiah 6:13 The Hope of Israel in Their Deportation There is hope in the latter end for the Israel of God. This latter end is really the glory, the time when the whole earth shall be full of the glory of God’s sovereign grace...

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Rev. Lubbers is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. The song, which Moses sang together with all the children of Israel, is also a psalm, in the true sense of the word. In fact, we may properly call it the prototype of all the Psalms in the Old Testament Scriptures. We trust that this will be evident in our exposition. This was a song which is denominated the song of Moses, the servant of the Lord (Rev. 15:3). We hold that it is the very keynote of the Song of Moses and of the Lamb. Here the singers are those...

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Rev. Lubbers is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. We ought to keep in mind that our task is to ascertain the instruction of the Holy Spirit in this section of Holy Scripture. It is abundantly clear that Paul is addressing these words of instruction and exhortation to Timothy, Paul’s faithful, true son in Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit addresses these words to the church at Ephesus and also to the church that is gathered, preserved, and defended by the Son of God through His Spirit and Word until Jesus comes upon the clouds of heaven. It is...

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We should by all means not fail to notice the connecting word (conjunction) “therefore” in the first sentence: “I exhort therefore . . . .” Paul gives, the good solid answer to the “wherefore” of the divine exhortation that prayers, intercessions, etc. be raised to God for all men! This answer is the end of all contradiction. Paul comes here with a most. authoritative word of Christ to Timothy: Timothy must press this matter upon, the sanctified conscience of all the churches, beginning at Ephesus. They must be instructed to be instant m prayer; they must not faint (Rom. 12:12)....

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Rev. Lubbers is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.  I Timothy 4:6-9 Putting the...

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Rev. Lubbers is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. . . . and exercise thyself rather unto godliness . . . godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.  This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.  These things command and teach. I Timothy 4:7-10 Our lesson includes the apostolic exhortation to Timothy, who is a...

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Rev. Lubbers is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. The historical perspective of this prophetic song should be carefully observed by us. It will be 40 years before Joshua will lead Israel across the river Jordan into the promised land (Jos. 3:14ff.). And it will be 480 years before the temple of Solomon will have been built (I Kings 6:1). And it will not be till the time of Christ’s death and resurrection that the new and everlasting house of God will have been built, in which all nations shall have a place, the elect Israel of God,...

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Rev. Lubbers is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Sing aloud to God our strength: make a joyful noise to the God of Jacob. Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery. . . .  I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. . . . But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me. . . .  Psalm 81:1-2, 10-11 We have quoted only a representative part of the...

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Rev. Lubbers is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; but (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.  I Timothy 2:9, 10 Some general observations on the text and context: 1. We ought to keep in mind that Paul is writing in the remainder of Chapter 1 (vv. 9-15) concerning the proper, God-ordained role of both men and women in the “house of God.” This house by its distinctive character is nothing less...

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