THE ULTIMATE GOAL
LIFE 'IN' JESUS CHRIST
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 (NKJV)
Seasons of Life In Jesus Christ.
8/24/2020 0 Comments
Let us continue this afternoon with our 'notes' and 'comments', from Matthew Henry, 1710.
Chapter 5 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
8. Flying scroll, 5:1-4
v. 1 — “A scroll” speaks of the Word of God (cp. Ezekiel 2:9, 3:1-4).
v. 3 — The scroll represents the Ten Commandments. “Curse” — God will judge according to law. There is judgment, not blessing. On one side are the commandments that have to do with a man’s relationship to God — “every one that sweareth” represents the first four commandments. On the other side are the commandments that have to do with a man’s relationship to his fellowman — “for every one that stealeth” represents the last six commandments.
[See the 10 Commandments at Exodus 20:2-17; Deuteronomy 5:6-17] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
9. Woman in the ephah, 5:5-11 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
vv. 5, 6 — The ephah corresponds to our bushel. This means that sin has filled up the measure and must be judged.
v. 7 — A woman in an ephah is a type of that which is evil (Matthew 13:33; Revelation 2:20). The lead weight means that iniquity is sealed within the measure. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
v. 8 — “Wickedness” is the wicked one, the man of sin. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
vv. 9-11 — Two winged women carry the measure (with the woman in it) to Babylon. Israel’s great sin was idolatry. Babylon is the fountainhead of idolatry. This sin is to be forsaken and returned to Babylon. Babylon is to be judged (see Revelation 17, 18). audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
'The vision of a flying roll. (1-4) The vision of a woman and an ephah. (5-11)
1-4 The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are rolls, in which God has written the great things of his law and gospel; they are flying rolls. God's word runs very swiftly, [Psalm 147:15].
This flying roll contains a declaration of the righteous wrath of God against sinners. Oh that we saw with an eye of faith the flying roll of God's curse hanging over the guilty world as a thick cloud, not only keeping off the sunbeams of God's favour, but big with thunders, lightnings, and storms, ready to destroy them! How welcome then would the tidings of a Saviour be, who came to redeem us from the curse of the law, being himself made a curse for us!
Sin is the ruin of houses and families; especially the doing hurt to others and false witness. Who knows the power of God's anger? God's curse cannot be kept out by bars or locks. While one part of the curse of God ruins the substance of the sinner, another part will rest on the soul, and sink it to everlasting punishment. All are transgressors of the law, so we cannot escape this wrath of God, except we flee for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us in the gospel.'
'In this vision the prophet sees an ephah, something in the shape of a corn measure. This betokened the Jewish nation. They are filling the measure of their iniquity; and when it is full, they shall be delivered into the hands of those to whom God sold them for their sins.
The woman sitting in the midst of the ephah represents the sinful church and nation of the Jews, in their latter and corrupt age. Guilt is upon the sinner as a weight of lead, to sink him to the lowest hell. This seems to mean the condemnation of the Jews, after they filled the measure of their iniquities by crucifying Christ and rejecting his gospel. [But, remember Romans 9-11 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html SMQ]
Zechariah sees the ephah, with the woman thus pressed in it, carried away to some far country. This intimates that the Jews should be hurried out of their own land, and forced to dwell in far countries, as they had been in Babylon. There the ephah shall be firmly placed, and their sufferings shall continue far longer than in their late captivity. Blindness is happened unto Israel, and they are settled upon their own unbelief. Let sinners fear to treasure up wrath against the day of wrath; for the more they multiply crimes, the faster the measure fills.' Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Thank you for returning for Chapter 6, as the Lord wills, on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, when I shall be celebrating my 71st Birthday! Wow!! Amen. Amen. All by the Grace of the Lord!! Amen. Amen.
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