All Posts by Oak Norton


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Oak Norton - Just trying to share a love of the scriptures with others.

Veils and their removal
Aug 01

Veils and their removal

I have been listening to Alonzo Gaskill’s book “Sacred Symbols: Finding Meaning in Rites, Rituals, & Ordinances” and at one point he mentions the symbolism of veils. It set me off on a search to understand this topic better. I did a simple search in Scripture Notes for: veil* If you’re new here, the wildcard […]

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Royal seal
Jul 18

The Difference Between Binding and Sealing Powers

This past week I was reading my scriptures and came across a verse that caught my attention. At this point I can’t remember which of a few verses I read first, but this verse in Isaiah typifies all the verses. Isaiah 8: 16. Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples. (an identical […]

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giving our heart
Jul 04

Abraham and the Law of Circumcision, Part 2

In last week’s blog post on Abraham and the law of circumcision, I touched on the symbolism of circumcision from ancient Hebrew. This week I’ll conclude the topic by going into the meaning of tokens, the transition of circumcision, and the uncircumcised. Some years ago while studying the scriptures one day, I noticed the word […]

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Abraham and the angels - Rembrandt
Jun 27

Abraham and the Law of Circumcision, Part 1

Abraham was born around 2000 BC. His was the privilege of entering into a special covenant with God and receiving specific promises available to him and his posterity because of his righteousness. The token of the covenant between God and Abraham was the act of circumcision. In Genesis 17 we read. 10 This is my […]

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God wants to prosper his covenant people
Jun 20

God Wants to Prosper his Covenant People

In a previous blog post, I discussed the many ways that the word prosper is used in scripture when the Lord blesses us.  Financial blessings are just one of many aspects of that, but it is definitely something we find in the scriptures. There is a purpose behind it which the Lord informed Moses of. […]

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Abraham's Journey
Jun 13

Blessings and Cursings in the Abrahamic Covenant

There is no blessing in the scriptures that was intended for one person alone. Every blessing is available to every person through the righteous application of the principles behind the blessing. The first step is always identifying the blessing. The second step is identifying the doctrine and principles that bring about the blessing. The third […]

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Health and healing
Jun 06

Health and Healing Blessings

No one goes through life unscathed. Everyone experiences various forms of trial. The great test is how we react to those experiences. Do we view them through the eye of faith, understanding that a just and merciful God has provided an opportunity for us to grow, or do we let that trial break us and […]

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Abraham Sacrificing His Son
May 23

Because of His Covenant

I recently stumbled upon a verse of scripture that set me to thinking about the nature of a righteous person obtaining promises from the Lord. A covenant is a two-way promise between individuals such as a legal contract, or between God and man. Today, we typically look at covenants with a pretty narrow view like […]

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saving word and name definitions
May 16

How to Store Definitions in Scripture Notes

Have you ever thought about how to save the meaning of a word or a name next to all the instances of that word or name? Here’s a few ways I do it depending on the circumstances. Being able to look up words in Webster’s 1828 dictionary or Strong’s Hebrew/Greek Concordance on the Blue Letter […]

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