In part one of our study of this chapter, we discuss the significance of the 144,000. We also examine the importance of the location in which this scene unfolds. In addition, in the course of our conversation we discuss the importance of "firstfruits."
In this well known passage, we examine the seven headed beast that arises out of the sea. What do the heads and horns symbolize? How does this beast contrast with the Messiah? We examine a number of issues as we explore the symbolism of this passage and make comparisons with many other sections of the scriptures. Keith also discusses the term "antichrist" and how the biblical usage of the term varies from the typical modern concept.
In part two of this audio, we discuss the second beast mentioned in the chapter as well as the image, mark and number of the beast.
This chapter is packed full of symbolism. We examine several interpretations of the "woman in heaven." Who are the "third of the stars" that were cast to the earth? Did they really rebel with Hasatan or is this actually a separate group entirely? As we examine the war in heaven mentioned in this passage, we also consider what all light the scripture sheds upon the mysterious Michael the Archangel.
In this portion,, Keith discusses the law of the red heifer and how it points to an aspect of Messiah's work. This passage enables us to better understand the need that we have to be purified from the realm of sin and death. We will also examine some of the mistakes that the children of Israel made by speaking against the manna and the plague brought on my this. We will see however, that this passage again gives us greater insight into the background of the well known verse of John 3:16.
In this portion, we learn about the rebellion of Korah and his companions and the way in which The Almighty shows who is the legitimate leaders. We learn the importance of respecting authority and jurisdiction.
In this portion, Keith discusses the meaning of the word "apostle" and how it relates to this passage. He shows how the events of this section of scripture relate to other portions. He also discusses the tzit tzitot (fringes) and the importance of seeing various situations in life through the lens of the commandments.
In this portion, Keith discusses the lighting of the menorah and how it is a pattern or model of heavenly things. He also shows some of the importance of the menorah and its symbolism in other passages such as Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1.
Later in the study, Keith discusses the failure of the people to be content and the negative words they spoke regarding the manna. What or who was the manna? Keith ties this narrative to passages in the NT.
In part 1 of this chapter, we discuss the significance of the temple being measured with a reed that is like a rod. We also look into the subject of the two witnesses. Who are they? Are the two witnesses individuals or groups? Can the two witnesses be seen in other passages of the scripture? Join us in our discussion as we look at these and many other questions.
In part 2, we continue our discussion of the two witnesses and the ark of the covenant. As we discuss some of the meanings of these concepts, the conversation turns to discussing the unification of certain dual aspects. We specifically focus upon and contrast pursuit of objective truth with subjective experience and the importance of this unity.
In this chapter, we examine the seventh trumpet. We will see that although one cycle comes to a completion, a new cycle begins. We also discuss much of the symbolism associated with the mighty angel mentioned in this chapter. Who is the mighty angel mentioned in this passage and how does he pertain to the days of Noah.