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Saturday, July 25 2016
1 Corinthians 10: What Did Jesus Christ Do During The Exodus?
"All our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea ... for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ ... But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness ... Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed"
Almost everyone understands how the sacrifice of the Passover lamb was a symbolic prophecy of the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the "Lamb of God" (see The First Passover). But the Messiah was involved in Passover right from the time of the first one - as plainly stated in the Scriptures, He was "the LORD God" of the Exodus itself (see The Identity Of The LORD God and The LORD God Our Saviour).
"10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
Those of the Exodus who chose not to truly follow the LORD to their Salvation were destroyed for their stubborn idolatry. It's the reason that the adults of the Exodus were left to wander in the Sinai for forty years (see The Israelite Wanderland and Why A Book Of Deuteronomy In The Bible?).
The apostle Paul then continued his warning about the lethal results of every kind of idol worship (see Freedom From The Worship Of Vain Things).
"10:14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. 10:15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 10:17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
Humans have long made "rights" for themselves, declaring that whatever they decide is "right" is a "right" - even as they're killing themselves with it all ("4:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death" Proverbs 14:12 KJV). So too, Paul warned not to fall for the vanities of self-destruction (see Why Should Perverted Rights Be Called Lefts?).
"10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. 10:24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.
This Day In History, July 25
213: The first historic mention of the Alemanni, when the Romans attacked them (the Roman Empire was by then in decline; see The Politics Of Rome and A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars). In later decades their pressure on the Roman provinces became severe. By the late fifth century they had expanded into Alsace and northern Switzerland, thus making those regions German-speaking. In 496 they were conquered by Clovis and incorporated into his Frankish dominions. The French and Spanish words for Germany are derived from their name. Eventually, they became the "Holy Roman Empire," of which the full official name was the "Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation" (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
285: Diocletian appointed Maximian as co-Emperor.
306: Constantine I was proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
315: The Arch of Constantine was completed near the Colosseum at Rome to commemorate Constantine's victory over Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge (see A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).
325: The Council of Nicea closed. Regarded as the first "ecumenical council," its 300 attending Church of Roman bishops (of which at the time the bishop of Rome was still just one of the bishops; it was the Roman Emperor Constantine who created the Papacy for his local bishop at Rome; listen to our Sermon Constantine's Papacy) drafted the Nicene Creed and fixed the formula for observing the Roman Empire's "Easter Sunday," the Satanic counterfeit of the true Biblical Passover (see Why Observe The True Sabbath? and When Is The LORD's Day? to understand what truly happened during that week of Passover; see also The Two Sabbaths Of Passover Week).
864: The Edict of Pistres, by Charles the Bald, ordered defensive measures against the Viking invaders.
1139: At the battle of Ourique, Alfonso Henriques defeated the Moors and became Alfonso I of Portugal.
1261: Constantinople was recaptured by Nicaean forces under the command of Alexios Strategopoulos, thereby re-establishing the Byzantine Empire.
1394: Charles VI issued a decree for the general expulsion of Jews from France.
1554: Queen Mary I of England married Philip II of Spain at Winchester.
1564: Maximilian II, king of Hungary and Bohemia, became Holy Roman Emperor on the death of Ferdinand I.
1588: The third of 3 encounters of the English fleet against the Spanish Armada. After the severe mauling by the Royal Navy (with battle commanders such as Francis Drake, John Hawkins, Martin Frobisher, Richard Grenville and Lord Sheffield) what remained of the Pope's "invincible" armada that had been sent to invade Britain limped back home. Of the over 130 battle ships sent by the pope, 68 were on the bottom of the sea. The English lost not a single ship in battle.
1593: Henry IV of France converted from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism (not a difficult task because their antichrist doctrines are the same; see Antichristians and Is Your Religion Your Religion?).
1603: James VI of Scotland was crowned as James I of England, thereby unifying the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland (the King James Version of the Holy Bible is named after him).
1666: The English fought the Dutch in the second naval battle of the Foreland.
1689: King Louis XIV of France declared war on Britain.
1712: The Protestant cantons led by Berne defeated the Catholic cantons at the Battle of Villmergen, ending the religious wars in Switzerland.
1787: British explorer George Dixon named the Queen Charlotte Islands after the wife of George III.
1797: British naval commander Horatio Nelson's right arm was shattered by grapeshot during an assault on Tenerife. The injured arm was amputated later.
1799: The Battle of Aboukir. Napoleon's last victory during his occupation of Egypt, fought with his 7,700 Army of Egypt against an Ottoman Turkish force of 18,000 which were sent to drive out the French. Ottoman / Turkish (listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire) losses were 2,000 killed in battle, 10,000 killed or drowned trying to escape, and 3,000 captured; French casualties totalled 900.
1814: The Battle of Lundy's Lane, the bloodiest battle of the War of 1812 (1812-1814). U.S. invasion forces encountered British infantry and Canadian militia just west of Niagara Falls, Ontario. After a furious 24-hour firefight, the invaders retreated, with both of their commanding generals (Winfield Scott and Jacob Brown) severely wounded. It was one of the bloodiest battles of the war, and one of the deadliest battles ever fought on Canadian soil. It was the last invasion of Canada, by any country, to this day.
1909: Louis Bleriot made the first crossing of the English Channel by air, flying his monoplane from Les Baraques, near Calais, to Dover.
1925: The Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS) was established.
1929: Pope Pius XI became the first pope to leave the Vatican since the fall of the Papal States in 1870 (see also The Struggle For The Papacy).
1934: Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss was assassinated in Vienna by Nazis (see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1943: Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini was overthrown in a coup.
1956: The transatlantic liners Stockholm and Andrea Doria collided off the New England coast. A massive rescue mission managed to save all but 51 of the 1,668 passengers.
1978: The world's first "test-tube baby," Louise Joy Brown, was born at Oldham General Hospital, Lancashire, England.
1979: In accordance with signed peace treaties, a further section of the Israeli-captured Sinai Peninsula was given to Egypt by Israel.
2000: An Air France Concorde airliner crashed on takeoff in Paris, killing all 100 passengers, 9 crew, and 4 people on the ground. One of the Concorde's tires and a full fuel tank were punctured after hitting a piece of metal on the runway that had fallen off of a U.S. airliner that had just taken off. It was the first crash of one of the supersonic airliners, however investigations revealed design vulnerabilities that resulted in the Concordes being taken out of service permanently.
2010: Wikileaks published classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in U.S. military history. None of those who committed the war crimes revealed in the documents were investigated or prosecuted, while those who reported the crimes to the public were imprisoned.