What does People Of God mean in the Bible?

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Holman Bible Dictionary - People of God
Group elected by God and committed to be His covenant people. Scripture repeatedly defines who is included in people of God. The history of revelation shows God electing Israel by grace.
Election and Covenant The election of Israel as people of God may be traced from Abraham (Genesis 12:1 ; compare Galatians 3:29 ; Romans 9:7-8 ). However, the relationship between Yahweh and Israel began in the Exodus. Exodus 19:1 represents a special covenant form with both conditions ( Exodus 19:5 ) and promises of the covenant (Exodus 19:5-6 ). The condition of the covenant was obedience; the promise was that “you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples.” This promise involves a God-people and people-God relationship which is the center of the Old Testament. This promise was inherited by the church as the true Israel or the new Israel (Romans 9:6-8 ; 1 Corinthians 10:18-21 ; Galatians 6:16 ). Here is the unique position of the church as the people of God in the divine order (Romans 9:25-26 ; 1 Corinthians 6:14-17 ; Titus 2:14 ; Hebrews 8:10 ; 1 Peter 2:9-10 ; Revelation 21:3 ). See Church ; Covenant ; Election ; Israel, Spiritual .
The faith of Israel became more concrete when the remnant idea was developed from corporate salvation out of the divine wrath and judgment. To the remnant fell the status and condition of God's long purpose for His people. The remnant as the chosen one is explained by Jesus in Matthew 22:14 . Most of all, Jesus Himself is the remnant. Truly, the church carries the ideas from the Old Testament that the remnant in the figure of the Servant is the witness of universal salvation and the agent of a final revelation. The servant of Yahweh represented by Israel would be a light to the nations. The universal character of Israel's vocation is most clearly expressed here. The idea of God's people in the Old Testament culminates in the person of the Servant who is the idea of the remnant personified as an individual.
Christ claimed His servant-messiahship, for He is the Son of David, fulfilling the promise of God in the Old Testament. Jesus is the King but rejected every political interpretation of His messianic vocation. His kingdom is not of this world (John 18:36 ). He is the Suffering Servant, who gave His life as a ransom for many and thereby inaugurated the New Covenant.
The role of servant-messiah developed another dimension in its collectivity, that is, church. The servant idea is determinative for an understanding of the priesthood of the whole church. Christology (Christ) is related to ecclesiology (church) (2 Corinthians 4:5 ). Christians are servants sharing that servanthood which the Servant par excellence creates. The call into peoplehood is a call into servanthood. The church is truly the people of God.
Samuel Tang

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Ammiel - The People of God
Eliam - The People of God
je'ri-el - (people of God ), a man of Issachar, one of the six heads of the house of Tola
Battlement - Deuteronomy 22:8 (c) The thought of the passage is that we are to seek to establish preventive measures or ample protection around the church, the People of God, and the testimony of our Lord. ...
Jeremiah 5:10 (b) We understand from this that the world puts up barriers to prevent the Word of GOD from being preached to them, and to prevent the People of God from teaching the Word to them
Pillow - Ezekiel 13:18 (b) This figure describes the path of ease which some people make for the People of God to keep them comfortable and at rest when they should be active in the service of the King, as soldiers of JESUS CHRIST
Jeshurun - A poetical name of Israel, probably derived from a root meaning to be upright, and applied to the People of God as the objects of his justifying love, which does not "behold iniquity in Jacob," Deuteronomy 32:5 33:5,26 Isaiah 44:2
Sheep - : The People of God, as being under the government and protection of Christ, the great Shepherd
Heritage - In Scripture, the saints or People of God are called his heritage, as being claimed by him, and the objects of his special care
Amasa - He casts in his lot with the People of God and with the Son of GOD who just now is despised and rejected by the world
Citizen, - Gentile believers are no longer strangers and foreigners to the privileges of the People of God, but are 'fellow-citizens' with the saints, and of the 'household of God
Single - Matthew 6:22 (b) The expression that is used by our Lord in this passage indicates that the individual is occupied only with the glory of GOD, the blessing of the People of God, and the growth of the church of GOD
am'mi-el - (people of God )
Saint - Like the ancient People of God they maynot in their individual lives fully realize their high destiny, yetare they partakers of an holy calling
Sabaoth - , the heavenly bodies, the angels, or the People of God
Clergy - The Laity are so called fromthe Greek word Laos, meaning people, as being the chosen andpeculiar People of God
Aha - That little word revealed their hatred of everything connected with the work of GOD and the People of God
Doorpost - ...
Deuteronomy 11:20 (c) This is a call for the People of God to publicly announce to neighbors, friends and those who pass by that those in this home are believers, who accept the Word of GOD as their law of life, and express thereby their faith in GOD
Smith - " Thus the People of God were unarmed before their enemies
Shema - The Shema became for the People of God a confession of faith by which they acknowledged the one true God and His commandments for them
Saramel - title of Simon, additional to ‘the high-priest,’ meaning ‘prince of the People of God’ ( Sar-‘am-’çl )
Ammiel - People of God
Shema - The Shema became for the People of God a confession of faith by which they acknowledged the one true God and His commandments for them
Deuteronomy - He gives the People of God his fatherly counsel and blessing, and then goes up into mount Pisgah alone to die. It is full of tender solicitude, wise instruction, faithful warning, and the zealous love of a patriot and a prophet for the People of God, whom he had borne on his heart so long
People of God - Scripture repeatedly defines who is included in People of God. ...
Election and Covenant The election of Israel as People of God may be traced from Abraham (Genesis 12:1 ; compare Galatians 3:29 ; Romans 9:7-8 ). Here is the unique position of the church as the People of God in the divine order (Romans 9:25-26 ; 1 Corinthians 6:14-17 ; Titus 2:14 ; Hebrews 8:10 ; 1 Peter 2:9-10 ; Revelation 21:3 ). The church is truly the People of God
Arphaxad - His being forefather to Eber or Heber is specified, to mark that the chosen People of God, the Hebrew, sprang from Shem: Arphaxad was father of Salah
Ankle - No longer does he travel in the ways of the world, but rather he is led to the house of GOD, and led to walk among the People of God
Trap - Joshua 23:13 (a) These evil people who should have been exterminated would by their charms, attractions and reasonings catch the People of God, and make them idolaters, living in wickedness
People - But ‘people’ (λαός) is several times employed in the religious sense that attaches to such phrases as ‘the People of God,’ or ‘Christ’s people’ (Matthew 1:21; Matthew 2:6, Luke 1:17; Luke 1:77; Luke 2:32; Luke 7:16). This view is evident from a variety of considerations: (1) The religious sense of the phrase ‘the People of God’ had occupied a place of high importance in the historical relation between God and the Hebrew race. (3) According to Messianic prophecy, the one People of God would eventually consist of all the peoples of the earth united in a common relation to Him. And He was inspired and controlled by the idea that the object of His mission was to bring the true and full sense of the phrase ‘the People of God’ to perfect realization in the Kingdom of heaven. (5) If He had chosen to do so, it would have been easy for Him to express all the essential truths of His message to mankind in terms of ‘the People of God. ...
As a teacher, Christ had to consider not only the meaning that He attached to the phrase Himself, but also the meaning attached to it by the Jews among whom He taught, and who believed that they themselves were the People of God, and they alone of all the peoples or mankind. The people of Israel were the People of God. And the only way, it contended, for Gentiles to obtain admission within the circle of the People of God, was to become Jews by observing this national rite. It is manifest, then, that the ideas of Judaism and the ideas of Christ on the subject of ‘the People of God’ were in direct and complete antagonism to one another. This fact Christ had to consider, and it was necessary for Him as a teacher to weigh the question as to what the inevitable consequences would be for Himself and His cause, if He attempted in the course of His teaching to present and explain His ideas on the subject of ‘the People of God’ in their real and inherent antagonism to the ideas on the same subject which had become fixed and hardened in the perverted Judaism of His time. He therefore persistently ignored the phrase ‘the People of God
People - But ‘people’ (λαός) is several times employed in the religious sense that attaches to such phrases as ‘the People of God,’ or ‘Christ’s people’ (Matthew 1:21; Matthew 2:6, Luke 1:17; Luke 1:77; Luke 2:32; Luke 7:16). This view is evident from a variety of considerations: (1) The religious sense of the phrase ‘the People of God’ had occupied a place of high importance in the historical relation between God and the Hebrew race. (3) According to Messianic prophecy, the one People of God would eventually consist of all the peoples of the earth united in a common relation to Him. And He was inspired and controlled by the idea that the object of His mission was to bring the true and full sense of the phrase ‘the People of God’ to perfect realization in the Kingdom of heaven. (5) If He had chosen to do so, it would have been easy for Him to express all the essential truths of His message to mankind in terms of ‘the People of God. ...
As a teacher, Christ had to consider not only the meaning that He attached to the phrase Himself, but also the meaning attached to it by the Jews among whom He taught, and who believed that they themselves were the People of God, and they alone of all the peoples or mankind. The people of Israel were the People of God. And the only way, it contended, for Gentiles to obtain admission within the circle of the People of God, was to become Jews by observing this national rite. It is manifest, then, that the ideas of Judaism and the ideas of Christ on the subject of ‘the People of God’ were in direct and complete antagonism to one another. This fact Christ had to consider, and it was necessary for Him as a teacher to weigh the question as to what the inevitable consequences would be for Himself and His cause, if He attempted in the course of His teaching to present and explain His ideas on the subject of ‘the People of God’ in their real and inherent antagonism to the ideas on the same subject which had become fixed and hardened in the perverted Judaism of His time. He therefore persistently ignored the phrase ‘the People of God
Holiness - , the Israelites as People of God (Leviticus 20); Aaron as priest (1Par
Omen - Companions of the high priest Joshua were a good omen (NRSV) or a symbol (NAS) of hope for a restored People of God ( Zechariah 3:8 )
Elect - In the Old Testament the term is applied only to the Israelites in as far as they were called to be the chosen People of God
Seed - ...
Matthew 13:38 (a) The People of God are the seed in this parable
Hobab - When the Hebrews were about leaving mount Sinai, Moses requested him to cast in his lot with the People of God, both for his own sake and because his knowledge of the desert its inhabitants might often be of service to the Jews
Congregation - The assembled People of God. Significantly the Christian community chose the Old Testament term for the ideal People of God called to salvation ( ekklesia ), rather than the term which described all Israelites collectively (sunagoge )
Backsliding - A backsliding state is manifested by indifference to prayer and self-examination; trifling or unprofitable conversation; neglect of public ordinances; shunning the People of God; associating with the world; thinking lightly of sin; neglect of the Bible; and often by gross immorality. To avoid this state or recover from it, we should beware of the first appearance of sin; be much in prayer; attend the ordinances; and unite with the People of God
Numbers, Book of - Fourth book of Old Testament that teaches the identity of the People of God, God's provision for authority over His people, and God's plan for their fulfillment as a nation. It answers the questions: “Who are the People of God?” “Who is in charge here?” and, “What are we doing?” Title The book title is “Numbers” in our English Bibles based upon the Vulgate (Latin translation) title, Numeri , and the Septuagint (Greek translation) title, Arithmoi . Who are the People of God?...
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Gog And Magog - The names reappear in the later predictions of John as enemies of the People of God, who are to be signally overthrown in Armageddon, Revelation 16:14-16 ; 20:7-9
Branch - One's “being a branch” denotes membership in the People of God (John 15:1-8 ; Romans 11:16-21 )
Gentile - In opposition to the Gentiles, the Hebrews regarded themselves, and were in fact, the "chosen People of God
Joshua - Platonic and Philonic-teaching as to the distinction between visible things and their heavenly ideas, says that the rest which Joshua gave the Israelites, when he led them into the promised land, was after all not the Rest of God, but only the material symbol suggesting the spiritual reality-the Sabbath-rest which remains in the unseen world for the People of God (Hebrews 4:8-9)
Tear (Verb) - This nation was constantly at war with the People of God, and sought to destroy them
Ammiel - (am' mih ehl) Personal name meaning, “people of God” or “God is of my people,” that is God is my relative
Israel - The whole People of God are frequently in Scripture called by this name
Envy - Sin of jealousy over the blessings and achievements of others, especially the spiritual enjoyment and advance of the kingdom of Christ freely and graciously bestowed upon the People of God. ...
As an example from former days, the righteous judgment of Yahweh against Edom was measured out in accordance with the measure of Edom's jealousy toward the People of God (Ezekiel 35:11 ). There were other times, however, that false teaching led to controversy and envy among the People of God (1 Timothy 6:4 )
Amos - The first two chapters contain predictions against the surrounding nations, enemies of the People of God
Oods - It refers also to the talents, gifts and various abilities of the People of God which should be invested for the Lord
Sanctuary - ...
Ezekiel 47:12 (a) This is a type of the Lord JESUS from whom the Holy Spirit comes to work on and in the People of God
Refiner, Refining - is to the purifying influence of affliction on the People of God; their sinful Impurities gradually disappear, and at last the Divine image is reflected from the soul, as the face of the refiner from the surface of the purified silver
Parable - " (Matthew 13:34)...
There is another sense of the word parable, in which it is sometimes used in Scripture when spoken in a way of reproach; hence Moses, when charging Israel to faithfulness, declares that if the People of God apostatize from him, and set up idols in the land, the Lord would scatter them among all nations, "and thou shalt become (saith Moses) an astonishment, a proverb, (or parable) and a by-word, among all nations whither the Lord shall lead thee
Daniel, Book of - The wonders related are of a peculiar and striking character, and were designed to show the People of God that, amid their degeneracy, the Lord's hand was not shortened that it could not save; and also to exhibit to their enemies that there was an essential difference between Jehovah and idols, between the People of God and the world
Matthew, Theology of - ...
Where Are We? Matthew presents the new People of God as a people inhabiting a world that is the preliminary life to a fuller, more glorious life that will come when the Son of Man appears in his glory (16:28; 25:1-46). Thus, the church is the People of God, participating in Israel's long story, and is living just beyond the fork in the road that separated physical Israel from eschatological Israel (the church). ...
What Is Our Problem? The problem of Israel, and therefore of the new People of God, is the disobedience of Israel, which is related to the rule of Rome as God's punishment for disobedience, and, for the church especially, the presence of "weeds" among the wheat (i. 5-7), a sermon that is designed by Matthew to present to the church the covenantal demand of God for the new People of God. Once again, however, this solution presupposes the life and ministry of Jesus: through Jesus God's salvation, the kingdom of God, has come to the People of God (1:21). Matthew's symbols include the Messiah, the Torah (as understood by Jesus), the church as the new People of God, baptism, and the Lord's Supper. Just as important is the consciousness that this new Israel of God is transnational in its essence; the new People of God is not just comprised of those who are physical descendants of Abraham but of all who follow Jesus (2:1-12; 8:5-13; 15:21-28; 27:54; 28:16-20). It was this conviction, the denationalization of the People of God, which created a great deal of social disturbance in the mission of Paul in the diaspora; we can only assume that Matthew's bold convictions led to as much, if not more, disturbance. In the same way, the death of Jesus is a ransom price paid for the salvation of the new People of God ( People of God (1:21; 10:5-8). Clearly, the author of Matthew saw the fulfillment of God's promises to Israel in Jesus and in the new People of God he formed, the church. Israel is the People of God, elected by God and chosen to be his faithful heritage; however, this People of God is now fulfilled in the church, the body of those who trust and obey Jesus, the Messiah. And this new People of God is united by a new covenant, in fulfillment of Jeremiah 31 , the remembrance meal that recalls for the church the saving death of Jesus. Wright, The New Testament and the People of God
Imprecation, Imprecatory Psalms - These include: (1) the principle that vengeance belongs to God (Deuteronomy 32:35 ; Psalm 94:1 ) that excludes personal retaliation and necessitates appeal to God to punish the wicked (compare Romans 12:19 ); (2) the principle that God's righteousness demands judgment on the wicked (Psalm 5:6 ; Psalm 11:5-6 ); (3) the principle that God's covenant love for the People of God necessitates intervention on their part (Psalm 5:7 ; Psalm 59:10 ,Psalms 59:10,59:16-17 ); and (4) the principle of prayer that believers trust God with all their thoughts and desires
Arrow - ...
2 Kings 13:17 (a) Here the arrow represents the power, wisdom and love of GOD in finding a certain and sure way of delivering the People of God from their enemies
Mark - ...
Ezekiel 9:4 (c) By this GOD indicates that He marks His own people with those blessed attributes of GOD which distinguish them from all others as the People of God
Crane - ...
The Prophet Jeremiah mentions this bird, thus intelligent of the seasons by an instinctive and invariable observation of their appointed times, as a circumstance of reproach to the chosen People of God, who, although taught by reason and religion, "know not the judgment of the Lord
Israel, Spiritual - In Old Testament times they constituted the People of God, for He chose them as His own for faithful service. Spiritual Israel, the Christian church, has supplanted the Jews as the elect People of God (Romans 9:6-13 ; 1 Peter 2:9 )
Unity: Among Christians to be Desired - If our enemies are to be put to confusion, it must be by the united efforts of all the People of God: unity is strength
Pastor - The background of the term lies in the biblical image of the People of God as God's flock (Jeremiah 23:1-4 ; Ezekiel 34:1-16 ; Luke 12:32 ; John 10:16 )
Persecution - In all ages, in one form or another, the People of God have had to suffer persecution
Rest - Hebrews 4:9, "there remaineth a keeping of sabbath (sabbatismos ) to the People of God
Idol - It is important to notice, however, that in each case the People of God are addressed
Election - Thus the descendants of Abraham, the Jews, were chosen to receive special revelations of truth; and to be "the People of God," that is, his visible church, publicly to observe and uphold his worship. They had been the only visibly acknowledged People of God in all the nations of the earth; for whatever pious people might have existed in other nations, they were not, in the sight of men, and collectively, acknowledged as "the people of Jehovah. Paul calls "the fellowship of the mystery" was fully explained, chiefly by the glorious ministry of that Apostle himself, were called into that church relation and visible acknowledgment as the People of God, which the Jews had formerly enjoyed, and that with even a higher degree of glory, in proportion to the superior spirituality of the new dispensation. Some embraced it, and submitted to be the elect People of God, on the new ground of faith, instead of the old one of natural descent; and therefore the Apostle, Romans 11:7 , calls the believing part of the Jews, "the election," in opposition to those who opposed this "election of grace," and still clung to their former and now repealed election as Jews and the descendants of Abraham; "But the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded. " The offer had been made to the whole nation; all might have joined the one body of believing Jews and believing Gentiles; but the major part of them refused: they would not "come into the supper;" they made "light of it;" light of an election founded on faith, and which placed the relation of "the People of God" upon spiritual attainments, and offered to them only spiritual blessings
Amalek - ...
Exodus 17:14 (c) Amalek was to be kept in subjection by Israel, and this is a type of our flesh which is to be kept in subjection by the People of God
Battle - ...
Ecclesiastes 9:11 (b) This is a reference to any conflict taking place between those that are enemies of GOD and of the People of God
Jew - " The name is there used of those claiming to be the People of God by descent, but not so morally, as in another place there are some "who say they are apostles, and are not
Plague - Even the People of God are secure against the same fate only by faith and obedience
Stream - Psalm 46:4 (b) This is a picture of the spiritual ministry placed at the disposal of the People of God as they journey through this desert world. ...
Psalm 78:16 (b) By this picture we understand the rich blessings for the People of God that flow from the Lord JESUS as the author of eternal life
Trees - ...
Isaiah 55:12 (b) These trees represent the happy People of God and their leaders because of the restoration of Israel under the good hand of their GOD. ...
Isaiah 61:3 (a) The People of God are called "trees of righteousness" when they are restored, and are again a growing, fruitful nation. ...
Judges 1:12 (a) By this figure the Lord is telling us of His hatred of the hypocrite who intrudes himself into GOD's church and infiltrates the People of God with his hypocrisy. ...
Olive tree - it represents Israel from the religious standpoint as the People of God
Amalekites - The Israelites had scarcely passed the Red sea, when the Amelikites attacked them in the desert of Rephidim, and slew those who, through fatigue or weakness, lagged behind; and for this unprovoked assault on the People of God, the doom of extermination was passed upon them, Exodus 17:8-16
Instruction - Jesus is the ultimate moral teacher and example for the People of God. The teaching ministry of the church is another way in which the People of God declare their faith that others may know Christ and grow up in him
Thorn - Numbers 33:55 (b) The enemies of Israel were to cause terrible pain, trouble and sorrow as they remained among the People of God. ...
Song of Solomon 2:2 (c) Probably this means that the church is in GOD's sight like a beautiful lady, while everything else outside the People of God is of no more value to Him than thorns would be
Ignorance - In contrast, “high-handed” or “presumptuous” sin is an affront to the Lord punishable by exclusion from the People of God
Michael - The vision reassures the persecuted People of God that the final victory will be theirs (Revelation 12:7-9)
Fall - Professing Christians are attached to the church, or the People of God, as Judas was, but they are not a part of that living group known as the Church of JESUS CHRIST, or the body of the Lord JESUS
Tabernacle - ...
Psalm 84:1 (b) In this way the Lord describes the holiness and the blessedness of the gatherings of the People of God for worship, praise and service
Zechariah - The first division contains visions and prophecies, exhortations to turn to Jehovah, and warnings against the enemies of the People of God
Proselyte - The laws of the Hebrews make frequent mention of "the stranger that is within thy gates," Leviticus 17:8-16 24:16 Numbers 15:14-16 , and welcomed him to all the privileges of the People of God
Mystical Numbers - Twelve (3 X:4) is the number of the chosen People of God, represented by the twelve loaves of proposition
People - , Acts 26:17,23 ; Romans 15:10 ; (c) of Christians as the People of God, e
Numbers, Mystical - Twelve (3 X:4) is the number of the chosen People of God, represented by the twelve loaves of proposition
Vision - Second, a vision was given to develop the kingdom of God by revealing the moral and spiritual deficiencies of the People of God in light of God's requirements for maintaining a proper relationship with Him
Circumcision - Abraham is shown to be 'the father of circumcision,' that is, of all that believe as the truly separated People of God
Possessed of the Devil - And it is still more blessed, the conviction that all his temptations, however differently intended by him, must produce good in the result to the People of God
Excommunication - There were two degrees of excommunication among them: one a temporary and partial exclusion form ecclesiastical privileges, and from society; the other a complete excision form the covenant People of God and their numerous privileges, and abandonment to eternal perdition
Babylon - ...
Jeremiah sees the future destruction of Babylon as a punishment because the Babylonians rejoiced at the destruction of Judah and ruthlessly plundered the People of God (50:11). The People of God, however, will be delivered from the grasp of the prophetic Babylon just as Ezekiel foretold for the exiles held captive in the historic Babylon
Backsliding - ...
The frequent occurrence and gravity of backsliding among the People of God is vividly portrayed in the corporate life of Israel during the Mosaic epoch of redemptive history. Through divine cleansing Israel would once again become the People of God (Hosea 2:23 ). In the teachings of Christ and his apostles the People of God are exhorted to persevere in righteousness and holiness, so as not to fall under divine condemnation
Heavenly City, the - Some interpreters thus take the Heavenly City as an image of the redeemed People of God whose “foundation” is the apostles and prophets (Ephesians 2:20 )
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On the negative side, Ichabod [ 1 Samuel 4:21 ), recalls a gripping personal tragedy for the high priestly family at a time of national trauma for the entire People of God
Bride - ...
The imagery of the bride is used widely in the Bible as a description of the People of God
Flock - " Both occur figuratively (as do the Greek terms), almost always with Israel (or Judah) and the church in view as the "flock" or People of God
Vineyard - They rejected His Lordship, although they claimed to be the People of God
Mother - Judges 5:7 (a) Deborah as the deliverer of Israel took care of the People of God as though they were her own children
Stumbling (Block And Stone) - This unholy alliance brought about the curse of GOD upon Israel, and thereby caused the People of God to go astray in their hearts, and to become idolaters in their lives
Vocation - The end intended is, that they who have been called answer by faith to God and to Christ who give the call, and that they thus become the covenanted People of God through Christ the Mediator of the new covenant; and, after having become believers and parties to the covenant, that they love, fear, honour, and worship God and Christ, render in all things obedience to the divine precepts "in righteousness and true holiness," and that by this means they "make their calling and election sure," Proverbs 1:24 ; Hebrews 3:7 ; Revelation 3:20 ; Ephesians 2:11-16 ; Titus 3:8 ; Deuteronomy 6:4-5 ; Jeremiah 32:38-39 ; Luke 1:74-75 ; 2 Peter 1:1 ; 2 Peter 1:10
Balaam - He calls Him "the Lord my God," Numbers 22:18 ; and yet he seems to have been only an enchanter and false prophet, like many in the times of the kings of Israel, until he came in collision with the People of God
Pashur - His name is derived from Pashah, to spread; but from his enmity to the People of God while governor in the land, and his cruelty upon the person of the prophet Jeremiah, the prophet called him Magor-missabib, which the margin of the Bible renders fear round about
Revelation, the Book of - In Daniel 7:1 , the People of God were oppressed by four terrible beasts, symbolic of evil empires and kings; similarly, the Revelation is written to people who either are, or soon will be, experiencing persecution from powers of evil. The description of the judgments initiated by the first six seals would no doubt tend to overwhelm John's audience, so he interrupted the sequence leading to the seventh seal to remind us that the People of God need not despair, for, as the “bond-servants of God” (Revelation 7:3 NAS), they have the promise of heaven. The number 144,000 is an intensification (12 12 10 10 10) of the original number twelve (itself an obvious allusion to the twelve tribes, the Old Testament People of God), which indicates that the 144,000 comprise the full number of God's people, God's people now being all (Jew or Gentile) who are followers of Jesus. ...
Just as the interlude between the sixth and seventh seals reminded us that the People of God are safe from the eternally destructive effects of God's wrath, so also between the sixth and seventh trumpets we are reminded of God's protective hand on His people (Revelation 10:1-11:14 ). In the trumpet interlude we also learn that God's protection during these days of tribulation does not mean isolation, for the People of God must bear a prophetic witness to the world. Though the earth rejoices that the testimony of the church is in the end apparently snuffed out, the temporary triumph of evil (“three-and-a-half days,” Revelation 11:9 ,Revelation 11:9,11:11 ) will turn to heavenly vindication as the two witnesses (the People of God) are raised from the dead (Revelation 11:11-12 ). Sadly, he has more to relate regarding “the beast that comes up out of the abyss” to “make war” with the People of God (Revelation 11:7 , NAS). First is another vision of the 144,000, the full number of the People of God ( Revelation 14:4 ). The fall of “Babylon the Great,” an Old Testament symbol for a nation opposed to the People of God, is announced (Revelation 14:8 ). The People of God are warned not to follow the beast or else those who follow him suffer separation from God (Revelation 14:9-12 )
King - The People of God are also called "kings" (Daniel 7:22,27 ; Matthew 19:28 ; Revelation 1:6 , etc
Camp, Encampment - Its use in the two Hebrews citations is also figurative, drawing upon the time when the people Israel lived as camp and using that experience as a metaphor for the People of God at the time the author was writing
Candlestick - This was supplied by the candlestick, which, however, served also as a symbol of the church or People of God, who are "the light of the world
Lip - On the other hand, the “lip” (speech) of the People of God is described as not sinful (Job 2:10), rejoicing (Job 8:21), prayerful ( Genealogy - No sacred records proved his right to be numbered among that People of God
Dan'Iel, the Book of, - 8-12, traces in minuter detail the fortunes of the People of God, as typical of the fortunes of the Church in all ages
Church - It is also applied to the People of God in all ages of the world, whether Jews or Christians, John 15:1-6,76; Acts 12:1; Ephesians 3:21; Ephesians 5:25; for although there have been two dispensations, viz. The visible Israelitish church was divided into twelve tribes separated, yet to be united as the People of God: having one Scripture, one sacrifice, one Jehovah
Theophilus - The Second Gospel seems to have been written to prove that Jesus was the Messiah, not to support the view that the Christians were the chosen People of God. Luke, however, and Theophilus by implication, were concerned to give a reasonable account of the community, and to propound the view that the Christians, not the Jews, are the true Ecclesia-using the word which from its associations in the Septuagint implied that those to whom it was applied were the Ancient People of God. Acts especially seems intended to prove this proposition, and it justifies the conclusion that one of the λόγοι in which Theophilus had been instructed concerned the claim or Christians that they and not the Jews were the true People of God
Predestination - " This implies that all that is in God's good purpose for us, individually or as part of the People of God, is by God's initiative and thus is a work of grace, something that we could never instigate or deserve ( Deuteronomy 9:4-6 ; 2 Timothy 1:9 ). ...
The People of God in the New Testament, like Israel in the Old Testament, have a destiny to fulfill. In terms similar to those applied to Israel, the People of God in the New Testament are chosen to be holy, to be obedient, to live to God's praise (Ephesians 1:6,11 , 12,14 ; 2 Timothy 1:9 ; 1 Peter 1:2 ), and, going beyond anything in the Old Testament, "predestined to be conformed to the likeness" of God's Son (Romans 8:29 )
Remnant - This faithful minority of old Israel became the nucleus of the new People of God, the Christian church (Luke 24:44-49; John 20:20-22; Acts 1:13-15; Acts 2:1-4)
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Ecclesiastes 7:26 (a) In this way the Lord is warning us against the tricks and traps of Satan who would like to destroy the testimony of the People of God
Shoulder - Exodus 28:12 (c) By this is represented the strength and power of GOD upon which rests all the burdens and cares of the People of God
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Judges 1:12 (b) The presence of an ungodly man among the People of God blots and blurs, hinders and harms the fellowship of GOD's saints
Daniel (2) - 8-12, traces in minuter detail the fortunes of the People of God, as typical of the fortunes of the Church in all ages
Aaron - In his office as high priest, Aaron was an eminent type of Christ, being "called of God," and anointed; bearing the names of the tribes on his breast; communicating God's will by Urim and Thummim; entering the Most Holy place on the Day of Atonement, "not without blood;" and interceding for and blessing the People of God
Lots - The lot of those who violated the People of God was terror and annihilation (Isaiah 17:14 )
Well - They are called "wells" in this passage, because they bring untold blessings to the hearts of the People of God who come into GOD's family
Habakkuk - The prophet exhibits the exercise of a heart full of sympathy towards the People of God
Zion, Sion, Mount Zion - The favoured People of God are often spoken of as DAUGHTERS OF ZION, Israel are constantly thus addressed in the Prophets, whether to be blamed for their waywardness and punished; or to be cheered with the prospect of future prosperity
Ear - After the Exile, the People of God were to experience a spiritual awakening and new sensitivity to God’s Word which, in the words of Isaiah, is to be compared to the opening of the “ears” ( Condemnation - He instituted the family, civil government, and the People of God as institutions governing human relationships. In the New Testament the church's leaders are accountable for administering his justice to the People of God
Circumcision - The true Israelites, the true People of God, are not those who have received circumcision, but those who have received inward cleansing from sin (Romans 2:28-29; Galatians 6:15). Those so cleansed are the true People of God, the true ‘circumcision’ (Philippians 3:3; cf
Lamentations, Book of - Chapter 3 speaks of hope for the People of God
Obedience - It rejoices the hearts of the ministers and People of God, 3 John 1:2
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Ezekiel 22:30 (a) This unusual passage teaches us that while GOD gives divine interference in order to protect and guard His people, He also needs godly men who will stand with Him and on His side to prevent the entrance of evil doctrines, evil programs, and evil teachings among the People of God
Egypt - The Egyptian role as oppressor of the People of God soon shifts to Assyria and Babylonia. Matthew applies the oracle of Hosea 11 to this situation, further linking Jesus with the historic suffering of the People of God ( Matthew 2:15 )
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Judges 1:13 (a) This symbolizes the great power and energy put forth by the enemies of GOD who rise up out of the great mass of people (the sea), and are leaders in opposing the work of GOD and the People of God
Judaizers - " It appears that these individuals agreed with much of the apostolic kerygma but sought to regulate the admission of Gentiles into the covenant People of God through circumcision and the keeping of the ceremonial law
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Hosea 8:1 (a) Here is a reference to the swiftness with which the enemy of Israel would invade the land and conquer the People of God because of their disobedience
Blue - Linen yarns also were woven with these to remind the People of God of GOD's righteousness given to them as a gift to make them acceptable to GOD
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The principle of the ancient tithes, namely, that ministers of the gospel and objects of benevolence should be provided for by the whole People of God, according to their means, is fully recognized in Scripture as applicable to the followers of Christ
Covenant - Eminent believers among the covenant People of God were favored by the establishment of particular covenants, in which he promised them certain temporal favors; but these were only renewals to individuals of the "everlasting covenant," with temporal types and pledges of its fulfilment
Holy - The idea of “holy” is important for an understanding of God, of worship, and of the People of God in the Bible. ...
Portrayed in the incarnation and in the gift of the Holy Spirit, in Israel as the People of God, and in the church
Palm - These trees were in association with the twelve wells of water, and this is to teach us that the Word of GOD and the Spirit of GOD will sustain the People of God on their journey to their Homeland
Ift - All of these gifts give one a great place among the People of God and are in demand for the ministry and service of the King
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Ephesians 5:26 (b) This type represents the cleansing effect of the Word of GOD on the habits and ways of the People of God
Dancing - It should seem to have been used among the People of God in a solemn manner, though, no doubt, accompanied with bursts of holy joy and praise
Sheep - It is a gregarious animal also; and as loving the companionship of the flock and dependant of the protection and guidance of its master, its name is often given to the People of God, 2 Kings 22:17 Psalm 79:13 80:1 Matthew 25:32
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Imagery is also used to depict the People of God and their experience of salvation
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This developing sense of confidence in the Lord provided the basis for a sense of assurance to Israel for living in this world as a People of God
Cup - Ezekiel returns to the image of the cup of Jerusalem in a brutally explicit passage depicting Samaria and Jerusalem, representing the People of God, as two sisters who are prostitutes (chap
Meshach - ) The faith of these youths was made instrumental in overruling the foretold evil (Ezekiel 4:13; Hosea 9:3) to the glory of God; they "chose affliction with the People of God rather than the pleasures of sin for a season" (Hebrews 11:24-26)
Follow, Follower - The noun "follower" is seldom used in Scripture for the People of God, possibly due to its frequent references to idol worshipers (Deuteronomy 18:9 ; 1 Kings 18:18 ) or those following evil desires (Ephesians 2:2-3 ; Jude 16-18 )
Baal - The judgment of the People of God for their idolatry, and their restoration is disclosed in Hosea 2:1
Sovereignty of God - The People of God may, however, find spiritual resources and strength to persevere in time of trouble
Perfect - ” The People of God are to avoid the idolatrous practices of the Canaanites
Horse - David's enemies brought against him a strong force of cavalry into the field; and in the book of Psalms the horse commonly appears only on the side of the enemies of the People of God; and so entirely unaccustomed to the management of this animal had the Israelites still continued, that, after a battle, in which they took a considerable body of cavalry prisoners, 2 Samuel 8:4 , David caused most of the horses to be cut down, because he did not know what use to make of them
Church - The people of this nation, Israel, were therefore both the physical descendants of Abraham and the chosen People of God (Genesis 12:1-3; Exodus 6:7-8; Exodus 19:5-6; Psalms 105:6; John 8:33; John 8:37; Acts 13:26). Jesus then took the few remaining faithful Israelites of his day and made them the nucleus of the new People of God, the Christian church (Matthew 16:18). The new People of God consists of Abraham’s spiritual descendants, those who have been saved through faith in Christ, regardless of their nationality or social standing (Galatians 3:14; Matthew 16:18)
Church - The Hebrew term (qahal ) meant simply “assembly” and could be used in a variety of ways, referring for example to an assembling of prophets (1 Samuel 19:20 ), soldiers (Numbers 22:4 ), or the People of God (Deuteronomy 9:10 ). The use of the term in the Old Testament in referring to the People of God is important for understanding the term “church” in the New Testament. For them to use a self-designation that was common in the Old Testament for the People of God reveals their understanding of the continuity that links the Old and New Testaments. As a consequence of this broad background of meaning in the Greek and Old Testament worlds, the term “church” is used in the New Testament of a local congregation of called-out Christians, such as the “church of God which is at Corinth”(Acts 28:14-156 ), and also of the entire People of God, such as in the affirmation that Christ is “the head over all things to the church, Which is his body” (Ephesians 1:22-23 )
Fellowship - Just as Jesus gave so completely of Himself for the sake of His people, so, too, are believers to give completely of themselves for the sake of the People of God (1619111492_33 ; Colossians 1:24 ). When we realize that this expression of koinonia came on the heels of one of the most hotly debated issues in the early church, namely the status of Gentiles in the People of God ( Galatians 2:1-10 ; Acts 15:1 ), we can see how powerful and all encompassing Paul's notion of Christian fellowship actually was
Election - All who believe in Jesus, whether Jew or Gentile, are the true People of God, the true descendants of Abraham (Romans 9:6-9; Galatians 3:14; Galatians 3:26-29). ‘The elect’ is therefore another name for the People of God (Matthew 24:22; Luke 18:7; 2 Timothy 2:10)
Twelve - The Christian loves his Lord, loves the Word of GOD, loves the People of God, and loves the service of GOD. Ammiel: one of the People of God. Those who are strangers to GOD live for themselves and shut out the Word of GOD, the love of GOD, and the People of God
Church, the - Nevertheless, there are those metaphors that seem to dominate the biblical picture of the church, five of which call for comment: the People of God, the kingdom of God, the temple of God, the bride of Christ, and the body of Christ. ...
The People of God . Essentially, the concept of the People of God can be summed up in the covenantal phrase: "I will be their God and they will be my people" (see Exodus 6:6-7 ; 19:5 ; Leviticus 26:9-14 ; Jeremiah 7:23 ; 30:22 ; 32:37-40 ; Ezekiel 11:19-20 ; 36:22-28 ; Acts 15:14 ; Ephesians 1:3-147 ; 1 Corinthians 12:28 ; Revelation 21:3 ; etc. Thus, the People of God are those in both the Old and New Testament eras who responded to God by faith, and whose spiritual origin rests exclusively in God's grace. ...
To speak of the one People of God transcending the eras of the Old and New Testaments necessarily raises the question of the relationship between the church and Israel
Singing - It was practised by the People of God before the giving of the law of Moses, Exodus 15:1-27 : also under the ceremonial law
Blasphemy - ...
The enemies of Israel blasphemed God through acts against the People of God
Dinah - "They were very angry, because lie had wrought folly in Israel," the phrase for offenses, especially carnal ones, against the honor and calling of the People of God (Deuteronomy 22:21; Judges 20:10; 2 Samuel 13:12)
Kingdom of God - ...
The believing minority among the Jews (the old People of God, the nation Israel) became the nucleus of the new People of God, the Christian church. To build the old People of God, God chose twelve tribes; to build the new People of God, he chose twelve apostles
Leviticus - As God is holy—set apart, unique, different, distinct, “There is no other like God”—so ancient Israel as People of God was to be holy, different from other people, because they were People of God. So holiness is not a means of removing the people from the world but of giving them a way to relate to the world as the People of God
Balaam - " (Numbers 24:15-16) When we hear such things dropping from his lips, and in the same moment hiring himself out for the honours of this world, as an enchanter, to curse the People of God, whom God had told him were blessed; what an awful picture doth this afford of human depravity! Many of God's dear children, from mistaken views of such characters, have been frequently tempted to call in question their own sincerity, and to fear, lest like Balaam, they should be found apostates in the end. Not all the riches of the earth would tempt such to curse the People of God, or even to hear the People of God cursed, but with the utmost indignation
Teach, Teacher - God's gracious initiative places his people in covenant relationship with him in which parents teach their children and spiritually gifted leaders of the People of God teach its members. Thus, the following discussion will focus on teaching in the nuclear family and in the extended family, the People of God
Justice - Justice is the work of the New Testament People of God (James 1:27 ). “The righteousness of God” represents God in grace bringing into the community of God through faith in Christ those who had been outside of the People of God (particularly in Romans but compare also Ephesians 2:12-13 )
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The recognition and acknowledgment of the relationship into which God enters with people is a declaratory saying of "amen" to God and a special religious attitude of the People of God. Isaiah dares to equate existence and faith when he claims that the People of God have their particular manner of being, and are established through their faith (Isaiah 7:9 ). The concepts of covenant, People of God, revelation, and the activity of God in history continue from the Old Testament to the New Testament. The unique understanding in the New Testament is defined by a new covenant, and the People of God being identified by their response to God's Son, Jesus. As for the ancient Israelites so for the new People of God, faith means primarily confident trust based on God's promise as understood through his Word (Luke 1:20 ; 24:25 )
Redeem, Redemption - 1; (b) the deliverance of the People of God at the coming of Christ with His glorified saints, "in a cloud with power and great glory," Luke 21:28 , a "redemption" to be accomplished at the "outshining of His Parousia," 2 Thessalonians 2:8 , i
Directions (Geographical) - The small dimensions of the Promised Land served as a symbol for the People of God who lived in the tension between the breadth of their commission to the end of the earth and the isolation of themselves as strangers belonging to the kingdom of God
Ear - In this passage, the rebellious People of God refused to turn their faces toward the Lord
Vagabond - "So that the term can with it, an exclusion from that rest which remain for the People of God
Choice - Luke 9:35), and the chosen People of God (Acts 13:17, Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 2:4; 1Pe_2:6; 1Pe_2:9)
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Ezekiel 17:9 (b) In this graphic way the Lord is telling us that in the time of persecution Israel would lose her identity with GOD and would no longer profess to be the People of God
Nail - The whole frame of government, both in church and state, which the chosen People of God enjoyed, was the contrivance of his wisdom and the gift of his bounty; the foundations upon which it rested, the bonds which kept the several parts together, its means of defence, its officers and executors, were all the fruits of distinguishing goodness: even the oppressors of his people were a rod of correction in the hand of Jehovah, to convince them of sin, and restore them to his service
King, Kings - Being peculiarly the People of God, their form of government was essentially a theocracy
Ministry, Minister - Nowhere is this mode more clear than in Isaiah 40-66 , where the missionary calling of the People of God is made explicitly clear. In relation to Christ every member of Israel or the church has a ministry of serving the Lord by proclaiming the Word of God by word and deed both inside and outside the People of God
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Ezekiel 19:14 (a) In this lamentation we are told that there is no leader among the People of God who is worthy to rule
Daniel - ...
He had a series of prophetic visions vouch-safed to him which opened up the prospect of a glorious future for the People of God, and must have imparted peace and gladness to his spirit in his old age as he waited on at his post till the "end of the days
Pharisees - ...
Being members of such a strict party, many of the Pharisees regarded themselves alone as being the true People of God, and kept apart from those who did not follow their beliefs and practices
Ruth - Ruth demonstrated that inclusion into the People of God is not predicated on birth alone (Ruth 2:8-13 )
Vengeance - On occasion, the enemies of the People of God are described as acting vengefully (Ezekiel 25:12 ,Ezekiel 25:12,25:15 ,Ezekiel 25:15,25:17 )
Rest (And Forms) - The only place they could find real rest would be among the People of God, and under the protecting care of the true GOD
Saints - It was the saints, the holy People of God in the Old Testament, who brought the Messiah and redemption into the world, eventually extending the blessings to the Gentiles
Giants - The success of David and his heroes against Goliath and the giants of Philistia (a remnant of the old giant races) illustrates the divine principle that physical might and size are nothing worth, nay are but beaststrength, when severed from God and arrayed against the People of God
Lion - How happy ought the People of God to consider themselves, that though so near them in his devilish devices, yet he dare not become visible; and though he is so busy in the cruelties of his temptations, yet his power is limited
Captivity - 536, made a proclamation permitting the People of God to return to their own country and rebuild the temple
Captivity - 536, made a proclamation throughout his empire permitting the People of God to return to their country, and rebuild the temple, Ezra 1:11
Rest - The gospel church or new covenant state in which the People of God enjoy repose, and Christ shall be glorified
Paradise (2) - The Golden Age ereates the future home of the People of God
Corinthians, First And Second, Theology of - One of the clear-cut signs that the kingdom of God has come to earth is the formation of the church, the new People of God (1 Corinthians 1:2 ; 2 Corinthians 1:1 ). Both names, "church" and "saints, " recall the nomenclature of the Old Testament People of God, the Jews, and signify that New Testament believers represented the reconstruction of spiritual Israel (cf. ...
However, the new People of God are not yet complete; their perfection awaits the return of Christ. Finally, the gifts of helps (1 Corinthians 12:28 ) and administration (1 Corinthians 12:28 ) provided the needed support and leadership of the People of God in the last days, respectively. 8,10]'>[1]7, with reference to the Christian community as the continuation of Israel, the People of God
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The People of God . Joel was announcing, then, that the People of God would faithfully proclaim God's Word. Presumably it could be either the People of God or the nations or both
Blessing - The culmination of the Scriptures proclaims the end of the curse (Revelation 22:3 ) and the eternal blessedness of the People of God (Revelation 20:6 ; 22:7 )
Rich (And Forms) - We are to have an abundance of good works, of loving kindness, of zeal in the Gospel, of earnest care for the church, of increased talents for the Lord, and of usefulness to the People of God
Rest - Jesus the Christ, the greater Joshua, was sent by the Father to bring into being the true nature and fullness of the gift of rest for the People of God
Amalekites - In age, power, and celebrity this Bedouin tribe was certainly not "the first of the nations," but (as margin) "the first pagan nation which opened the conflict of pagandom against the People of God
Micah, Book of - " All the earth was involved in the judgements that God was going to bring upon His chosen people: a solemn consideration when the People of God, instead of being a testimony for Him, bring the judgements of God down on the world
Archangel - Gabriel, speaking of him to Daniel, calls him ‘Michael your prince,' and ‘the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people;' that is, not for the nation of the Jews in particular, but for the children, the spiritual children, of that holy seed the elect People of God; a description which applies particularly to the Son of God, and to no one else; and in perfect consistence with this description of Michael in the book of Daniel, is the action assigned to him in the Apocalypse, in which we find him fighting with the old serpent, the deceiver of the world, and...
victorious in the combat
Vine - Vine twigs are particularly mentioned as used for fuel in dressing their food, by D'Arvieux, La Roque, and others: Ezekiel says, in his parable of the vine, used figuratively for the People of God, "Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? Or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon? Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel," Ezekiel 15:3-4
Mary - Many such hospitable Christian homes, and places of social prayer, even in troublous times, are forever enshrined in the remembrances of the People of God
Elder - presbyteros [2]) who had a office of leadership within the People of God. All elders have the task of oversight and discipline of the congregation (Acts 20:28 ) and all have the responsibility to rule and guide the People of God with the Word in a manner that is pleasing to God (Acts 20:29-31 )
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The Torah also exhorted the People of God to leave some of their harvest to be collected by the poor and the foreigner (Leviticus 19:9-10 ; 23:22 )
Tribes - ’ But just as the term ‘Israel’ came to be employed in a spiritual and Christian sense as the true People of God, so the expression ‘twelve tribes’ is used to signify Christian believers generally
Root - Deuteronomy 29:18 (b) This is a symbol of the hidden, insidious, unseen, wicked influence among the People of God which produces evil results
Babylon - ...
The name of Babylon is used symbolically in Revelation 14:8 16:1-21 17:1-18 18:1-24 , to mark the idolatry, superstition, lewdness luxury, and persecution of the People of God, which characterized heathen Rome and modern Antichrist
Holy Spirit - Not only did the prophets benefit from the influence of the Spirit, but also the Spirit will be shed upon the People of God (Isaiah 44:3 ) and upon all the people (Joel 2:28 )
Deliver - Here again, the People of God have hope in the "The Deliverer" (Romans 11:26 ) who will intervene and save them from the terrible fate reserved for the ungodly: "Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath" (1 Thessalonians 1:10 )
Angel - They are now ministering spirits to the People of God (Hebrews 1:14 ; Psalm 34:7 ; 91:11 ; Matthew 18:10 ; Acts 5:19 ; 8:26 ; 10:3 ; 12:7 ; 27:23 )
Reproach - ‘The reproach which Moses suffered in the fellowship of the People of God-the hardship, contempt, and the like, inflicted at the hands of the Egyptian world then-was the same as that inflicted on Christ in the days of His flesh, and the same as was borne by the Hebrew believers in their day, or as is borne by believers at all times
Mary - It would appear that the woman has a primary reference to the People of God, Israel, and the church, with a secondary reference to Mary, mother of the Messiah: she is a "type" of the church
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Joseph's glory (Genesis 45:13 ) is his position in Egypt, David's (Psalm 21:5 ) and Jehoiakim's (Jeremiah 22:18 ) their royal position in Judah, and Joshua's (Numbers 27:20 ) his position of authority over the People of God
Captives - This custom was not, perhaps, commonly practised by the People of God, in their wars with the nations around them; but one instance is recorded in the life of David, who inflicted this punishment on the Moabites: "And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive: and so the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts," 2 Samuel 8:2
Parable - Examples of this kind occur in the parable of the deceitful vineyard, Isaiah 5:1-7 , and of the useless vine, Ezekiel 15; Ezekiel 19:10-14 ; for under this imagery the ungrateful People of God are more than once described; Ezekiel 19:1-9 ; Ezekiel 31; Ezekiel 16; Ezekiel 23
Judgment Day - The People of God are chastised for their waywardness (Hebrews 12:4-11 ; Proverbs 3:11-12 ), but that final divine verdict of judgment is yet to be carried out in a future day (1 John 4:17 ; John 5:24-29 ) by the Son of Man Himself (John 12:48 ; John 5:22 )
Remnant - Something left over, especially the righteous People of God after divine judgment
Sabbath - The Apostle to the Hebrews makes a short but beautiful observation on the spiritual tendency of the Sabbath when with an eye to Jesus he represents the believing soul resting in Christ as the rest for the People of God
Tree - ...
Numbers 24:6 (a) It is a type of the People of God seen in the light of GOD's thoughts, as His own choice planting, and bearing fruit for His glory
Holy Ghost - (John 14:16-26) Indeed, this is his great work; for under whatever divine operations the Lord the Spirit brings the People of God, the first and ultimate design of the whole, is for consolation
John the Baptist - Those who responded to his message in obedience and faith would thereby show themselves to be the true People of God
Red Heifer - As re-interpreted by the compilers of the Priests’ Code, the rite conveys, in striking symbolism, the eternal truth that purity and holiness are the essential characteristics of the People of God
Fasting - That the People of God set apart days and seasons for the affliction of the soul is most certain, and this by divine command, (Leviticus 23:27; Lev 23:29) but the reader will be careful to observe, that there is a wide distinction between the sorrow of soul and the fasting of the body
Victory - The beast will conquer the People of God temporarily (11:7; 13:7), but they will eventually conquer the beast (15:2)
Oracle - ) by which he assures him of a certain victory, or at least of considerable advantage against the People of God
New Jerusalem - The use of the bride metaphor (21:2) does not restrict the reference to the church of the new Testament, but should be viewed in its wider biblical usage as a reference to the People of God who are married to the Lord (cf
Gerizim - Wendt points out that our Lord’s teaching in this passage as to the true nature of worship is a corollary of His teaching in the Sermon on the Mount, that the heart (the whole inward nature) is the true seat of the righteousness of the People of God
Mouth - ...
Amos 3:12 (a) In this case the lion represents the invading hosts of the enemies of Israel who almost completely destroy the People of God
Synagogue - Some who professed, like Jews, to have a claim to be considered the People of God on the ground of hereditary right
Antichrist - The Papists imagine they view in the prophetical picture of antichrist, imperial Rome, elated by her victories, exulting in her sensuality and her spoils, polluted by idolatry, persecuting the People of God, and finally falling like the first Babylon; whilst a new and holy city, represented by their own communion, filled with the spotless votaries of the Christian faith, rises out of its ruins, and the victory of the cross is completed over the temples of Paganism
David - They are inspired poems, containing many prophetic passages, and wonderfully fitted to guide the devotions of the People of God so long as he has a church on earth
Dualism - This name is used as a symbolic name of Egypt ( Psalms 87:4 , Isaiah 30:7 ), probably on account of its position on the Nile, and its hostility to the People of God
Apostle - As twelve tribes had formed the basis of the old People of God, so twelve apostles would be the foundation on which God would build his new people, the Christian church (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 2:20; Revelation 21:12; Revelation 21:14)
Ezekiel, Theology of - ...
Israel, it seems, had come to feel that their status as the People of God and in particular that the presence of the house of God among them had made them invulnerable. If the People of God had not escaped, neither would they. Still, God would triumph over his enemies, and final victory for the People of God remained sure
Ezekiel - A vision of the restored People of God, Ezekiel 40:1-48:35 ...
God first appeared to Ezekiel in a storm cloud seated on a throne surrounded by cherubim (Ezekiel 1:1-28 ; Ezekiel 10:15 ). ...
Major Themes Prominent themes of the book include God's presence (Ezekiel 1:26-28 ; Ezekiel 48:35 ), the sovereign authority of God over all nations (Israel as well as pagan nations), individual responsibility (Ezekiel 18:1-32 ), righteousness (Ezekiel 18:5-9 ), submission to God as the key to blessing (Ezekiel 9:4 ; Ezekiel 16:60-63 ; Ezekiel 18:30-32 ; Ezekiel 36:22-38 ), and hope for the future of the People of God (37–48)
Numbers, Book of - Balaam saw in his successive visions the elect People of God, and announced their sanctification (Numbers 23:8-10 ); justification ( Numbers 23:19-24 ); acceptance and consequent blessing (Numbers 24:5-9 ); the rise of a Star out of Jacob, and the destruction of the hereditary enemies of Israel. We have following this the prophesies of Balaam, which speak of the elect People of God
Sabbath - As a day of anticipation; looking forward to that holy, happy, and eternal sabbath that remains for the People of God
Purity-Purification - Ethical Purity Thought and behavior befitting the People of God are pure (Psalm 24:4 ; Psalm 73:1 ; Proverbs 15:26 ; Proverbs 22:11 ; Proverbs 30:12 )
Legalism - For with the disappearance of the kingdom, the law became the focal point of national life, and conformity to it the mark of belonging to the People of God. The forms were much the same as in Jesus' day: association with sinners, observance of the ceremonial law, and, above all, acceptance of the ritual mark of the People of Godcircumcision
Type - And the peaceable dominion of Solomon prefigured that eternal rest and peace, which remaineth to the People of God
Music - The People of God went up to Jerusalem thrice a year, cheered on their way with songs of joy, Psalm 84:12 Isaiah 30:29
Ptolemae'us, - A second time and in new fashion Egypt disciplined a People of God
Daniel - The first deals with stories of selected People of God in a heathen country, the second with visions that God gave to his servant Daniel
Lamp - The lamp was therefore a fitting symbol of the witness that the People of God bear to him (Luke 12:35; John 5:33; John 5:35; cf
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Matthew suggestively applies Hosea 11:1 to Jesus' return from Egypt (2:15), highlighting the parallel between Israel, who failed the temptations in the wilderness, and Jesus, who came through them victoriously to form the heart of a renewed People of God. One of the most surprising features of the New Testament use of the Old Testament is the way in which the exclusivism of the Old Testament covenant (Israel as the elect) gives way to a new understanding of the People of God in which racial identity plays no role, and Jews and Gentiles have equal membership based just on faith and common possession of the Spirit
Jews - Before the coming of Christ they were the chosen People of God among whom the Saviour of the world was destined to appear
Jude, Theology of - The church is the "called" People of God (v
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The Nature of the Event Some scholars see the Exodus as the miraculous deliverance of the People of God from the grip of Pharaoh's army at the Red Sea
Body of Christ - The body metaphor for the People of God is a powerful image that bespeaks the new historical reality brought about in Christ
Polygamy - "When we reflect, " says he, "that the primitive institution of marriage limited it to one man and one woman; that this institution was adhered to by Noah and his sons, amidst the degeneracy of the age in which they lived, and in spite of the examples of polygamy which the accursed race of Cain had introduced; when we consider how very few (comparatively speaking) the examples of this practice were among the faithful; how much it brought its own punishment with it; and how dubious and equivocal those passages are in which it appears to have the sanction of the divine approbation; when to these reflections we add another, respecting the limited views and temporary nature of the more ancient dispensations and institutions of religion how often the imperfections and even vices of the patriarchs and People of God in old times are recorded, without any express notification of their criminality how much is said to be commanded, which our reverence for the holiness of God and his law will only suffer us to suppose were for wise ends permitted; how frequently the messengers of god adapted themselves to the genius of the people to whom they were sent, and the circumstances of the times in which they lived; above all, when we consider the purity, equity, and benevolence of the Christian law, the explicit declaration of our Lord and his apostle Paul respecting the institution of marriage, its design and limitation; when we reflect, too, on the testimony of the most ancient fathers, who could not possibly be ignorant of the general and common practice of the apostolic church; and, finally, when to these considerations we add those which are founded on justice to the female sex, and all the regulations of domestic aeconomy and national policy, we must wholly condemn the revival of polygamy
Call, Called, Calling - Not only was Israel thus called as the People of God, but complaint is again and again made by the Prophets that they refused to hearken and stopped their ears that they should not hear (Isaiah 6:9, Zechariah 7:11-13)
Fire - Speaking to the church concerning the unjust sufferings the People of God endure from the ungodly, he saith, "Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; and to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus should be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ; who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his power, when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe
Marriage - No doubt the restrictions laid upon the ancient People of God contain a lesson for all periods, and the recorded ill results of forbidden marriages among the Jews, if heeded, would prevent the serious evils which often result form union between a Christian and a worldling
Psalms, the Book of - They are an inspired epitome of the Bible, for purposes of devotion; and are peculiarly dear to the People of God, as expressing every phase of religious experience
Bible, Theology of - The Bible then proceeds to develop the theme of God's redemptive grace, tracing various stages of God's revelation of Himself: the call of Abraham; the establishment of the covenant with the Israelite community as His chosen people; the institution of the sacrificial system, teaching the people the proper way to approach God for forgiveness; the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus as the provision of forgiveness and regeneration for those dead in sin; the church as the new covenant community, the redeemed People of God on mission for Him in the world; finally, the life to come, in heaven for the redeemed, and in hell for the unregenerate. It is not a radical break with the old covenant community but is the logical outgrowth of the People of God in the Old Testament era
Moses - declares that it was by faith he refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the People of God
je'Sus Christ - The People of God were subject to a foreign yoke
Election - (5) In the later Old Testament writings, and especially during the intertestamental period, there is a tendency to identify the “elect ones” with the true, faithful “remnant” among the People of God
Mission - He built a new People of God, the Christian church, to whom he entrusted the mission of taking the message of his salvation to people everywhere (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; Acts 13:47)
Bible, Methods of Study - Equally, the Biblical message was and is not given just to individuals but rather to the People of God
Samuel, Books of - The king is responsible to defeat the enemies of the People of God (1 Samuel 14:47-52 )
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Psalm 45:13 (b) This type is used to describe the righteous acts of the People of God
Ezekiel, Book of - Against Tyre literally and as a type of its arts, in contrast to Israel as the People of God — a prophecy that stretches beyond history
Covenant - ) of making men the People of God, the new elements consisting mainly in the adoption of more effective influences and inspiration
Mediator, Mediation - Priests served as mediators between God and his people not only when sin was at issue but also when the People of God wanted simply to make offerings of gratitude (Leviticus 2:1-16 )
Freedom - Their notion that physical descendance guaranteed their place as the People of God was a fundamental mistake, and Jesus proceeded to disabuse them of their pride: "Everyone who sins is a slave to sin
Promise - This proposition was ratified in a formal ceremony at Sinai (Exodus 24:3-8 ), and thereafter the sons of Jacob became the chosen People of God
Suffering - Moses preferred to suffer affliction with the People of God (Hebrews 11:25)
Ezra, Book of - He might not have been the father of Judaism, but he contributed greatly to saving the Jews' identity as a People of God
Apostle - The Twelve formed the nucleus of this new People of God, corresponding to the twelve tribes of Israel, and signifying God's saving activity at work in Jesus and his followers
Elijah - Elijah appeared to vindicate the distinctive character of the People of God when their identification was threatened by Ahab's liberal policies
Babylon - It is the place where the People of God get into captivity through dalliance with the world
Jesus Christ - If this one is the Son of God, then He must be tied on to the ancient People of God
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The Book of Esther describes the stare of the exiled People of God in Persia, and thus complements the narratives by Ezra and Nehemiah of what took place in the Holy Land
Lazarus - Once he had shared "crumbs" with the dogs (Matthew 15:27), now he shares the heavenly banquet with the first father of the People of God
Holy Spirit - The diffusion of the gift to ‘all flesh’ corresponds with that extension of the Kingdom to include all nations in the People of God which is characteristic of later Hebrew prophecy ( Isaiah 56:7 etc
Headship - The building of which the Psalmist speaks is the theocracy, Israel as the People of God
the Woman With the Issue of Blood - Did you ever read Richard Baxter's Reasons why the Rest that remains for the People of God is never entered on and enjoyed here? What a splendid debate that seraphic preacher holds with all those saints of God whose hearts are broken continually with an unalleviable pain and with an insatiable hunger after holiness
Jesus Christ - He was rejecting the temple itself by offering himself as a new temple for a new People of God (John 2:18-21 ). This was to establish a new Israel that would in time replace the old Israel as the People of God
Barnabas, Epistle of - Those who refused to believe and obey Him refused to obey and believe God, and by this act of disobedience cut themselves off from the Covenant and the mercies of God, On the other hand, those who did believe God and were obedient to His Messiah, became the true People of God, the New Israel, the present possessors of all the privileges that once belonged to the Jewish nation, and the recipients of all the Messianic blessings
Hebrews - The writer, in this case, was explaining the meaning of the sacrificial elements in the Old Testament for the new People of God
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Jerusalem - It became a religious symbol for the elect People of God, who centered hopes for the future upon it
Exodus, Book of - In Exodus Israel learned the identity of the People of God
Revelation of God - These People of God are the children of Abraham, whether by natural ( Genesis 12:1-3 ) or spiritual descent (Galatians 3:16 ,Galatians 3:16,3:29 )
Reward - It was the μισθαποδοσία for which he looked that nerved Moses to be ‘evil entreated with the People of God’ (Hebrews 11:25)
Kings, 1 And 2 - in an attempt to explain to the Jews of the Exile why their nation had been overthrown by foreign powers even though they were the People of God
Life - Also, the blood of an animal could make atonement for the transgressions and sins of the People of God (Leviticus 16:14-19 )
Mercy - Although the redemptive ministry of Christ comes to be thought of as the clearest expression of God's mercy, the Old Testament theme continues to be sounded as the basis for a People of God
Joel, Book of - The name ‘Israel’ is indeed used ( Joel 2:27 ; Joel 2:3 ), but, as the first and last of these passages clearly show, it is not the kingdom of Israel that is meant, but the People of God, dwelling mainly about Jerusalem
Chronicles, Books of - It is also the household of faith—the People of God
mo'Ses - Seeing the sufferings of his people, Moses determined to go to them as their helper, and made his great life-choice, "choosing rather to suffer affliction with the People of God than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt
Chronicles, Theology of - The people of the north are still reckoned among the People of God, but are portrayed as having forsaken Yahweh by rejecting the institutions of the Davidic monarchy, the levitical priesthood, and the Jerusalem temple (see 2 Chronicles 10:19 ; 11:13-15 ; and particularly Abijah's homiletical speech 2 Chronicles 13:4-12 )
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The arguments against degrees are, that all the People of God are loved by him with the same love, all chosen together in Christ, equally interested in the same covenant of grace, equally redeemed with the same price, and all predestinated to the same adoption of children; to suppose the contrary, it is said, is to eclipse the glory of divine grace, and carries with it the legal idea of being rewarded for our works
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Primary among the objects of atonement in the Old Testament are the People of God, but the means of atonement can vary
Hebrews, the Epistle to the - He addresses the Jews as "the People of God" (Hebrews 2:17; Hebrews 4:9; Hebrews 13:12), "the seed of Abraham," the stock on which Gentile Christians are grafted (compare Romans 11:16-24)
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Sadly, the whole of biblical history is punctuated by the numerous times the People of God turned away from him to engage in the worship of a strange god or goddess
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Second, the covenant People of God are called to live righteously, that is, in conformity to the demands of the covenant and according to God's will (see Psalm 1:4-6 ; 11:7 ; 72:1 ; Isaiah 1:16-17 )
John, the Gospel According to - After Jerusalem's fall Jehu living among the Gentiles regarded the Jews as no longer the People of God; an undesigned confirmation of authenticity
Sabbath - ‘There remaineth therefore a Sabbath rest (a Sabbath-keeping, σαββατισμός) to the People of God’ (Hebrews 4:9)
Jews, Judaism - The title "king of Israel" was comparable to "king of Judah" during the period of the two kingdoms; however, the name "Israel" also could connote the whole People of God, including Judah
Temple - Wright, The New Testament and the People of God
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Yet another use of this solemn subject is for the comfort of the true People of God
Sabbath - ‘There remaineth therefore a Sabbath rest (a Sabbath-keeping, σαββατισμός) to the People of God’ (Hebrews 4:9)
Joshua - During his lifetime Israel came nearest to realizing the ideal of the People of God (Joshua 11:15; Joshua 24:31)
Isaiah - These songs reiterate the role of Israel as the chosen servant of God, the nation that would evangelize all nations, whose endowment by the Spirit would provide the enablement for that mission and the concomitant suffering attendant the People of God addressing a sinful society, and the ultimate success of the divine mission by his faithful servants
Ethics - The oppressed were to find relief from the People of God and those in authority
Evangelize, Evangelism - The audience is the People of God, "the great assembly" (40:9-10)
Psalms - The Israelitish polity, and the law of Moses, were purposely framed after the example and shadow of things spiritual and heavenly; and the events which happened to the ancient People of God were designed to shadow out parallel occurrences, which should afterward take place in the accomplishment of man's redemption, and the rise and progress of the Christian church, ( See PROPHECY
Pentateuch - Old Testament laws were given to redeemed people to tell them how to live as People of God
Day of the Lord, God, Christ, the - They will be judged on the basis of their treatment of Israel, the People of God
Church - Those nations which under the old covenant were alien from the People of God ( Ephesians 2:12 ) are now included in the vast citizenship or polity ( Ephesians 2:13 ff
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The hope of the future for the People of God is not in war and conquest
Leadership - In the earliest days of the Old Testament, leadership of the People of God was by the family head or patriarch, to whom God spoke his messages
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The People of God: Violating the First Commandment and More! The Temple Sermon pinpoints Judah's sin
David - in His Services - Think, People of God, of the honour to David, higher far than all the thrones on earth and in heaven,-the unparalleled and immortal honour of being able to teach Jesus Christ to sing and to pray
Preaching - Joshua was an Ephraimite; but, being full of the spirit of wisdom, he gathered the tribes to Shechem, and harangued the People of God, Deuteronomy 34:9 ; Joshua 24
Pre-Existence of Christ - Jesus was the Lord Christ, the Person by whom the People of God were to be turned from their iniquities, and the Divine Kingdom brought to men
Holy, Holiness - There is an inheritance for the People of God that includes not just eternal glories but the possibility of living a life that is good, one that is what God intended
Doctrines - The earlier form may possibly, as has been suggested, have been by association so closely connected with the national hope of the Jews, and with that selfish exclusiveness which led them to regard themselves as in a peculiar sense the elect People of God, as to seem to countenance the old narrow views of Messiah’s kingdom, to the prejudice of the more spiritual and catholic teaching of Jesus Himself, which impressed itself the more strongly upon His followers the more successfully they sought to win the Gentiles to the faith of Christ
Ebionism And Ebionites - 26]'>[2]); its restoration would take place in the millennial kingdom of Messiah and the Jews would return there as the manifestly chosen People of God
Aaron - And till all that Israel could ever need as a nation and as a church, as fathers and as mothers, as masters and as servants, as slaves and as redeemed from slavery, as sinners and as the chosen People of God-all Israel was complete in Moses and Aaron and Miriam, even as they also were complete in God and in one another
Church - The People of God on earth are called the church militant, and those in heaven the church triumphant
Evil - In both Testaments, proper worship and social ethics are subsumed in a common covenant that ties the People of God to him and to one another
Type - ), in the course of which a further contrast is drawn between the good tidings preached to the Israelites in the wilderness and the word of the Christian gospel (Hebrews 4:2)-the promised rest of Canaan being used as symbolic of the rest that remains for the People of God (Hebrews 4:9)
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Genesis 12-50 illustrates that sin plagues even the People of God, as members of the covenant family manipulate, betray, lie to, and deceive one another
Sanctification - Whether abounding or not (Philippians 4:11 ), whether certain of the outcome or not (Esther 4:11-5:3 ), the People of God may sanctify each situation knowing that God has allowed it and is present in it
Covenant - The consciousness that the work of Christ had ushered in a new state of things for the present life of the People of God, distinct and detached from the legal life of Judaism, for which latter the word ‘covenant ‘had become the characteristic expression, dawned only gradually upon the early Church
Peter, First Epistle of - They have become the new Israel, the People of God, 1 Peter 1:22 1 Peter 2:10 to Acts 10:42-43 1 Peter 2:10
Philippians Epistle to the - Thus in Philippians 3:3 -ἡμεῖς γὰρ ἐσμεν ἡ περιτομή-the meaning seems to be that Christians are the real People of God
Creation - The seventh day is not described as the previous six, "it was evening, it was morning," because the Lord's sabbath extends over the whole present order of things, eventuating in the "sabbath rest that remaineth for the People of God" (Hebrews 4:9 margin)
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Since all Israelites were bonded together in covenant relationship as the People of God before Yahweh, the religious community also played an important role in the education of the Hebrew youth
Law - a new People of God, in addition to the old
Prophecy - ' We see 'Ephraim so broken as to be no more a people, ' while the whole nation is comprehended under the name of Judah; the Jews wonderfully preserved as a distinct people, while their great conquerors are everywhere destroyed; their land lying desolate, and themselves cut off from being the People of God, while the Gentiles are advanced in their room
Preaching - Joshua was an Ephraimite; but being full of the spirit of wisdom, he gathered the tribes to Shechem, and harrangued the People of God, Deuteronomy 34:9
Immortality - But he clearly looks forward to a σαββατισμός for the People of God, a heavenly city, and a corporate immortality, all based upon the present risen life of Christ
David - ) Confidence in God, not self, grounded on past deliverance, and on God's honor being at stake before the assembled People of God and the enemies of God (1 Samuel 17:45-48), filled him with such alacrity that he "ran" toward the enemy, and with his simple sling and stone smote him to the ground
Biblical Theology - While all the New Testament writings play a role in testifying to this, Acts describes how it was lived out in the first three decades following Christ, while the New Testament Epistles instruct and steer the postresurrection People of God in those same generationsand beyond
Church - ἐκκλησία, therefore, at once suggests the new People of God, the new Israel
Millenarians - According to tradition, these thousand years of the reign of Christ and the saints will be the seventh millenary of the world; for, as God created the world in six days, and rested on the seventh, so the world, it is argued, will continue six thousand years, and the seventh thousand will be the great sabbatism, or holy rest of the People of God; one day being with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day,' 2 Peter 3:8
Moses - And while he was instructed "in all the wisdom of the Egyptians," and bred up in the midst of a luxurious court, he acquired at home the knowledge of the promised redemption of Israel; and, "by faith" in the Redeemer Christ, "refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the People of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; esteeming the reproach of Christ," or persecution for Christ's sake, "greater riches than the treasures of Egypt: for he had respect to the recompense of reward," Exodus 2:1-10 ; Acts 7:20-22 ; Hebrews 11:23-26 ; or looked forward to a future state
Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons - The new Christian community, largely Gentile, regarded itself as the true People of God, as the spiritual Israel, and as the genuine heir of the church of the O
Archaeology And Biblical Study - Archaeology and Biblical History The Bible makes no attempt to give a complete history of the People of God, much less of the entire biblical world
Perfection (of Jesus) - Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel, became the Father in heaven whose name is Love; and the chosen People of God, all the immortal spirits God has made in His own image