What does Eljasib mean?
A priest, head of one of the courses of the priests of the time of David (1 Chr 24:12) .
A high priest in the time of Ezra and Nehemiah (Neh 12:22, 23).
He rebuilt the eastern city wall (3:1), his own mansion being in that quarter, on the ridge Ophel (3:20,21). His indulgence of Tobiah the Ammonite provoked the indignation of Nehemiah (13:4, 7).
Eliashib – God restores.
(Eliashib <‘Elyashiyb – el-yaw-sheeb)
1. ABOUT GOD
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1,26,27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1Peter 1:2; 2Corinthians 13:14
a. THE FATHER
The first person known as the Father. He is the ultimate Creator, Ruler, and Preserver of all things. He is eternal, perfect, has all power, and knows all things. The Father is not the one God of the Bible any more than is the Son or the Spirit. The Father is in no inherent respect superior to either the Son or the Spirit.
Psalm 90:1-4; Exodus 3:13-14; Psalm 100:5; Ephesians 3:10-11; John 8:58; Revelation 1:8; Isaiah 57:15; Deuteronomy 33:27; 1 Timothy 1:17
b. THE SON
Jesus Christ is the Son of God (God-Man). He is co-equal with the Father. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born as a man of the Virgin Mary. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory to sit at the right hand of God the Father, to continually pray for those who follow Him. He will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13
c. THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. He also is the “Sanctifier” (the one who makes us holy). As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18
2. ABOUT THE BIBLE
The Bible is God ’s revelation to mankind . It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth and final authority for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
2Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
3. ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. We are all guilty of acts of sin caused by living out this attitude, and need to be forgiven.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2
4. ABOUT SALVATION (JUSTIFICATION)
Salvation is by grace alone, through Christ alone, by faith alone. God’s grace comes before our salvation, and teaches us that we are sinners (conviction), and makes us able to respond to Jesus in faith (free will). Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works, but only by faith in Jesus’ finished work for us on the cross. When we turn from our sin (repentance) and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. However, we can reject God’s free gift of salvation even after receiving it by rejecting Jesus Christ and the command to follow Him.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
a. ABOUT ETERNAL SECURITY (Once Saved Always Saved)
The Scripture warns us that if a believers does not bear fruit, steadfast to the end, forsake the right way, overcome this world and temptations and once again gets tangled in the pleasures of this world they can lose their salvation. Our view is that these scriptures point to believers and not to un-believers. The reality of the danger of backsliding is made clear by the many cautions in Scripture warning of this possibility. There would be no need to warn anyone of something that could never happen. Scripture encourages us to make sure we are diligent to nurture our faith, bare fruit and remain on the narrow path. To neglect this is to open the real possibility of losing once salvation. We need to constantly examine ourselves if we are in the faith.
2Peter 3:17; Hebrews 6:1-7; 1Thessalonians 5:19; Mattheuw 24:13; 2Peter 2:15; Revelation 3:4; 1Corinthians 10:1; John 15:1; Romans 11:13; Luke 13:6; 2Peter 2:20; Hebrews 3:12-14;Matthew 26:41; Revelation 2:4; Romans; 12:2; 1Timothy 1:18-19; Hebrews 3:12-13; Proverbs 14:14; 2Peter 3:17; Thessalonians 5:19; Hebrews 6:1-7; Matthews 24:13; 2Peter 2:15; Revelation 3:4; 1Corinthians 10:1; John 15:1; Romans 11:13; Luke 13:6; 2Peter 2:20; Hebrews 3:12-14; 2Corinthians 13:5, 2Pet 1:10-11 ;
5. ABOUT SANCTIFICATION
All humans have been born with a “sin nature,” an attitude of rebellion and disobedience toward God. This nature is not our fault, therefore cannot be forgiven in Salvation. We will never get rid of this sin nature in this life, but God can do a deeper work of grace in a man’s heart that better equips him to resist this sin nature. This deeper work of God’s grace takes place after salvation. It happens when a believer surrenders his life completely to God as a “living sacrifice” – Let Go and let God…. It enables us to love God and all men will all our heart. Better equipped to put of the “Old Man” walk in His commandments, resist the Devil and be more victories over sin.
Psalm 51:7; IThessalonians 4:3, 5:23-24 , Romans 12:1, , Ephesians 4:22, Ephesians 5:18, 1Corinthians 7:1, Acts 2:1- 4, 15:8-9
6. ABOUT THE FUTURE
The present church age will see increasing apostasy, that will climax in the time of the tribulation before the 2nd coming of Christ. Christ still has a distinct plan for Israel before the second coming. The Church is not the fulfillment of Israel. The tribulation escalates at the end to the great tribulation. Israel gets converted during the great tribulation. The climax of the great tribulation is with the battle of Armageddon. Then Christ will return, win the battle, raise all the dead believers, and all the alive believers will be caught up in the air to meet the Lord. Satan will be bound. The millennial then begins.
Matthew 24:29-31; Matthew 24:21-31; Mark 13:24-27; Luke 21:25-28; 1Corinthians 15:20-23; 1Thessalonians 4:15-17;
The millennium is a physical 1000 years. Christ, not the church will establish the kingdom. Christ will reign over the earth as King. Satan will be bound for entire 1000 years. After the 1000 years Satan will be released for a short time. Then it will be the 2nd Resurrection for all those who died during the millennium and all the wicked hat died through the ages. Then it will be the final judgment (white throne judgment). Then the Eternal Kingdom will begin with a new heaven and earth.
Revelation 19:11-21; Revelation 20:1-10; Revelation 21; Revelation 22; Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 11:25-32; 1Thesselonians 4:13-18; 1Corinthians 15:24
c. ETERNITY, HEAVEN & HELL
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. Those who are unrighteous will be raised again to judgment and separated from God eternally in a lake of fire called Hell. Those who are righteous through faith in Jesus will be eternally with Him in a place called heaven. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1Corinthians 2:7-9