Preparing for Tabernacles

Three big feasts on Yahweh’s calendar were Passover, First Fruits, and Tabernacles. Jesus fulfilled Passover by being sacrificed as the Lamb for our household. The Holy Spirit fulfilled First Fruits (Pentecost) by anointing believers as the beginning of the time of harvest. We are tilling, planting, watering, and at some point in time will be …

Othniel – Fruit That Remained

In John 15:16, Jesus told His disciples that He had ordained them to bear much fruit, including fruit that would “remain.” Fruit from an apple tree is an apple. Fruit that remains from an apple tree is another apple tree. In Judges 3:7-11, Caleb’s nephew Othniel (“Lion of God”) was described as having been empowered …

Job’s Captivity

Who held Job captive? In literal translations of Job 42:10 (Young’s, KJV), the Lord “turned Job’s captivity.” It seems to have been a common figurative phrase, though, that implied the return of lost fortunes or restoration of property, so translations that aren’t as literal usually translate the phrase that way – “the LORD restored his …