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Month: November 2020

After winning a second victory over Ben-Hadad, Ahab disobeyed the Lord by allowing Ben-Hadad to go free when he was supposed to die. God would now bring about Ahab’s death instead.

After winning a second victory over Ben-Hadad, Ahab disobeyed the Lord by allowing Ben-Hadad to go free when he was supposed to die. God would now bring about Ahab’s death instead.

BibleGateway: 1 Kings 20:31-43 ESV Text: 1 Kings 20:31-43 1 Kings 20:31–43 (Listen) 31 And his servants said to him, “Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings. Let us put sackcloth around our waists and ropes on our heads and go out to the king of Israel. Perhaps he will spare your life.” 32 So they tied sackcloth around their waists and put ropes on their heads and went to the king of…

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The popes of the Roman Church continue their influence as the appearance of the second beast shows. This church appears innocent (like a lamb) but in reality “enslaves” people throughout the world and denies the Gospel of Christ.

The popes of the Roman Church continue their influence as the appearance of the second beast shows. This church appears innocent (like a lamb) but in reality “enslaves” people throughout the world and denies the Gospel of Christ.

BibleGateway: Revelation 13:11-18 ESV Text: Revelation 13:11-18 Revelation 13:11–18 (Listen) The Second Beast 11 Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. 12 It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence,1 and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed. 13 It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of…

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These visions are similar to those of Daniel (Daniel 7). The picture of the beast coming out of the sea fits what we know from history about the Roman Empire, including its wicked rulers and the Roman Church (with the papacy).

These visions are similar to those of Daniel (Daniel 7). The picture of the beast coming out of the sea fits what we know from history about the Roman Empire, including its wicked rulers and the Roman Church (with the papacy).

BibleGateway: Revelation 13:1-10 ESV Text: Revelation 13:1-10 Revelation 13:1–10 (Listen) The First Beast 13:1 And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads. 2 And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority. 3 One…

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Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! Time and again we despise His blessings. Time and again He forgives us. Time and again He continues to provide for our needs. Amen! Praise the Lord!

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! Time and again we despise His blessings. Time and again He forgives us. Time and again He continues to provide for our needs. Amen! Praise the Lord!

BibleGateway: Psalm 106 ESV Text: Psalm 106 Psalm 106 (Listen) Give Thanks to the Lord, for He Is Good 106:1   Praise the LORD!  Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,    for his steadfast love endures forever!2   Who can utter the mighty deeds of the LORD,    or declare all his praise?3   Blessed are they who observe justice,    who do righteousness at all times! 4   Remember me, O LORD, when you show favor to your people;    help me when you save them,15   that I may look upon the prosperity…

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Satan is beside himself with anger at God’s victory over him, so he will terrorize God’s believing children to the very last. Yet they will escape and be saved.

Satan is beside himself with anger at God’s victory over him, so he will terrorize God’s believing children to the very last. Yet they will escape and be saved.

BibleGateway: Revelation 12:13-17 ESV Text: Revelation 12:13-17 Revelation 12:13–17 (Listen) 13 And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. 14 But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle so that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time. 15 The serpent poured…

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Amos interceded for Israel when he saw visions of tragedy coming. The Lord relented, but eventually Israel would be measured to determine its straightness. It would be found to be crooked and judgment would come.

Amos interceded for Israel when he saw visions of tragedy coming. The Lord relented, but eventually Israel would be measured to determine its straightness. It would be found to be crooked and judgment would come.

BibleGateway: Amos 7:1-9 ESV Text: Amos 7:1-9 Amos 7:1–9 (Listen) Warning Visions 7:1 This is what the Lord GOD showed me: behold, he was forming locusts when the latter growth was just beginning to sprout, and behold, it was the latter growth after the king’s mowings. 2 When they had finished eating the grass of the land, I said,   “O Lord GOD, please forgive!    How can Jacob stand?    He is so small!”3   The LORD relented concerning this:    “It shall not be,” said the LORD. 4 This is…

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In spite of God’s warnings, the people of Israel carried on as though their sins were of no concern. We too need to guard against feeling too comfortable when we do wrong. When you sin, repent and look to Christ for forgiveness.

In spite of God’s warnings, the people of Israel carried on as though their sins were of no concern. We too need to guard against feeling too comfortable when we do wrong. When you sin, repent and look to Christ for forgiveness.

BibleGateway: Amos 6:1-7 ESV Text: Amos 6:1-7 Amos 6:1–7 (Listen) Woe to Those at Ease in Zion 6:1   “Woe to those who are at ease in Zion,    and to those who feel secure on the mountain of Samaria,  the notable men of the first of the nations,    to whom the house of Israel comes!2   Pass over to Calneh, and see,    and from there go to Hamath the great;    then go down to Gath of the Philistines.  Are you better than these kingdoms?    Or is their territory greater than your…

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The Lord our God simply does not lose HIs battles! Satan our accuser and his host have been defeated. The death of the Lamb (Jesus) and the Word of God overcome any of his accusations against you! Rejoice, heaven and earth!

The Lord our God simply does not lose HIs battles! Satan our accuser and his host have been defeated. The death of the Lamb (Jesus) and the Word of God overcome any of his accusations against you! Rejoice, heaven and earth!

BibleGateway: Revelation 12:7-12 ESV Text: Revelation 12:7-12 Revelation 12:7–12 (Listen) Satan Thrown Down to Earth 7 Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, 8 but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth,…

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Again we see that our God is the Lord of Hosts (that is, Lord of Armies), for again He causes Ahab to win a victory over Ben-Hadad, even though Ahab’s advisors didn’t believe it could be done with such a small fighting force.

Again we see that our God is the Lord of Hosts (that is, Lord of Armies), for again He causes Ahab to win a victory over Ben-Hadad, even though Ahab’s advisors didn’t believe it could be done with such a small fighting force.

BibleGateway: 1 Kings 20:23-30 ESV Text: 1 Kings 20:23-30 1 Kings 20:23–30 (Listen) 23 And the servants of the king of Syria said to him, “Their gods are gods of the hills, and so they were stronger than we. But let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they. 24 And do this: remove the kings, each from his post, and put commanders in their places, 25 and muster an army like the army that you…

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God showed He was in control of the armies of nations and used Ahab’s victory over Ben-Hadad to show that He was the true God, the Lord. Your God too is the Lord!

God showed He was in control of the armies of nations and used Ahab’s victory over Ben-Hadad to show that He was the true God, the Lord. Your God too is the Lord!

BibleGateway: 1 Kings 20:1-22 ESV Text: 1 Kings 20:1-22 1 Kings 20:1–22 (Listen) Ahab’s Wars with Syria 20:1 Ben-hadad the king of Syria gathered all his army together. Thirty-two kings were with him, and horses and chariots. And he went up and closed in on Samaria and fought against it. 2 And he sent messengers into the city to Ahab king of Israel and said to him, “Thus says Ben-hadad: 3 ‘Your silver and your gold are mine; your best wives and children…

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