History

What we know about the Twelve Disciples (or Twelve Apostles) mentioned in the New Testament Bible

The list of the twelve disciples are found in various verses in the New Testament. They are usually referred to as disciples but occasionally called “apostles” (in fact, only once in Matthew, once in Mark, and six times in Luke). Their designation “apostles” (which means “one who is sent away”)…
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Ezekiel

God insists on recognition and obedience – For Ezekiel’s people, judgement is on hand, the end is near (Ezekiel 7:1 – 7:27)

The word of God came to Ezekiel saying: “Son of man, this is what the Lord says to the land of Israel. The end has come upon the four corners of the land! The end is now upon you and I will unleash my anger against you. I will judge…
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Matthew

Jesus brings a dead girl back to life, heals a bleeding woman, a blind man, and a mute – Pharisees accuse him of demonology (Matthew 9:18 – 9:34)

As Jesus explained his purpose to the disciples of John the Baptist ( why Jesus and the disciples did not fast), a synagogue leader knelt before him and said, “My daughter has just died. Come and put your hand on her so she will live.” Jesus and his disciples went…
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Genesis

Joseph interprets dreams for the cupbearer and baker but still fails to receive recognition from Pharaoh (Genesis 40:1 – 40:23)

Sometime later, the king’s cupbearer (chief butler) and baker offended the king. Pharaoh was angry with his two officials and placed them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard (where Joseph was held). The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph and he attended them.…
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Revelation

The two witnesses prophesy for 1,260 days – then are killed and resurrected before the Antichrist takes power (Revelation 11:1-11:14)

John was given a reed ( cane) to use as a measuring rod and told to go and measure the temple and the altar with its worshippers. Then the angel told John, “Exclude the outer court, do not measure it because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will…
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Matthew

The disciples of John the Baptist ask Jesus why he doesn’t fast like the traditional Pharisees – (Matthew 9:14 – 9:17)

The disciples of John the Baptist went to Jesus and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not?” Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while the bridegroom is still with them? The time will come when the bridegroom…
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Ezekiel

Mountains of Israel to be annihilated – God’s loathing of evil brings judgement on Israel (Ezekiel 6:1 – 6:14)

The word of God came to Ezekiel and said to him. "Turn your face to the mountains of Israel, prophesy against them and say, 'You mountains of Israel, hear the word of the sovereign God. This is what the sovereign Lord says to the mountains and hills, to the ravines…
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Revelation

The angel with the little scroll – sounding of the seventh trumpet is halted and voice of the seven thunders sealed (Revelation 10:1-10:11)

After the sounding of the sixth trumpet, John saw another angel coming down from heaven. The angel was robed in a cloud with a rainbow above his head. His face was like the sun and his legs were like fiery pillars. He was holding a little scroll which lay open…
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Modern Day Lessons

Top most popular bible verses – for strength, happiness, and life-guiding wisdom

The Holy Bible is full of wondrous verses that provide not just the foundation for our religion, but nuggets of wisdom we can use in our everyday lives.  The following are more than 100 of the most popular verses in the bible.  Commit these poetic verses to memory so they…
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Genesis

Joseph taken to Egypt where he is wooed by Potiphar’s wife – God rewards those who are righteous (Genesis 39:1 – 39:23)

After Joseph was sold by his brothers, the Ishmaelites took Joseph to Egypt where he was sold to Potiphar, one of the Pharaoh’s officials ( captain of the guard). God was with Joseph, so he prospered while in captivity. Joseph lived in the home of his Egyptian master. When his…
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