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Month: December 2020

God’s Word is powerful. “Wash and be cleansed!” the Word said— and Naaman was. “Go in peace,” the Word says to you— and you do, with sins forgiven.

God’s Word is powerful. “Wash and be cleansed!” the Word said— and Naaman was. “Go in peace,” the Word says to you— and you do, with sins forgiven.

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 5:1-19 ESV Text: 2 Kings 5:1-19 2 Kings 5:1–19 (Listen) Naaman Healed of Leprosy 5:1 Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master and in high favor, because by him the LORD had given victory to Syria. He was a mighty man of valor, but he was a leper.1 2 Now the Syrians on one of their raids had carried off a little girl from the land of Israel, and…

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“Ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few.” That is, “Trust that God can do great things.” After all, He sent His only Son to be born a humble infant. How great is that!

“Ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few.” That is, “Trust that God can do great things.” After all, He sent His only Son to be born a humble infant. How great is that!

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 4:1-7 ESV Text: 2 Kings 4:1-7 2 Kings 4:1–7 (Listen) Elisha and the Widow’s Oil 4:1 Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD, but the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves.” 2 And Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me; what have you in the house?”…

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The kingdom of Babylon will be thrown down. The pomp and power of Rome and the church of Antichrist was dealt a blow with the Reformation 500 years ago and in the end will fall for good.

The kingdom of Babylon will be thrown down. The pomp and power of Rome and the church of Antichrist was dealt a blow with the Reformation 500 years ago and in the end will fall for good.

BibleGateway: Revelation 18:1-20 ESV Text: Revelation 18:1-20 Revelation 18:1–20 (Listen) The Fall of Babylon 18:1 After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was made bright with his glory. 2 And he called out with a mighty voice,   “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!    She has become a dwelling place for demons,  a haunt for every unclean spirit,    a haunt for every unclean bird,    a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast.3   For all nations have drunk1    the wine of…

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Babylon was noteworthy for its sinful luxuries and moral corruption. Here, Babylon the Prostitute represents the center of opposition to God. Historically, Rome and the Roman Church have been the center of opposition to the Gospel.

Babylon was noteworthy for its sinful luxuries and moral corruption. Here, Babylon the Prostitute represents the center of opposition to God. Historically, Rome and the Roman Church have been the center of opposition to the Gospel.

BibleGateway: Revelation 17:3-14 ESV Text: Revelation 17:3-14 Revelation 17:3–14 (Listen) 3 And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality. 5 And on…

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Haven’t we seen this movie before? Once again Jehoshaphat of Judah seeks out the Lord when facing battle. Once again the word of the Lord’s prophet is proved right, for God’s Word never fails.

Haven’t we seen this movie before? Once again Jehoshaphat of Judah seeks out the Lord when facing battle. Once again the word of the Lord’s prophet is proved right, for God’s Word never fails.

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 3:1-25 ESV Text: 2 Kings 3:1-25 2 Kings 3:1–25 (Listen) Moab Rebels Against Israel 3:1 In the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, Jehoram the son of Ahab became king over Israel in Samaria, and he reigned twelve years. 2 He did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, though not like his father and mother, for he put away the pillar of Baal that his father had made. 3 Nevertheless, he clung to the sin of…

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Elijah was taken away, but God replaced him with another prophet— a prophet who had the same authority and power that Elijah had.

Elijah was taken away, but God replaced him with another prophet— a prophet who had the same authority and power that Elijah had.

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 2:1-18 ESV Text: 2 Kings 2:1-18 2 Kings 2:1–18 (Listen) Elijah Taken to Heaven 2:1 Now when the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2 And Elijah said to Elisha, “Please stay here, for the LORD has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down…

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We just can’t turn to other gods and other religions and expect good results. Ahaziah found that out the hard way. The Lord alone is our fortress. He alone is our help in time of need.

We just can’t turn to other gods and other religions and expect good results. Ahaziah found that out the hard way. The Lord alone is our fortress. He alone is our help in time of need.

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 1:1-18 ESV Text: 2 Kings 1:1-18 2 Kings 1 (Listen) Elijah Denounces Ahaziah 1:1 After the death of Ahab, Moab rebelled against Israel. 2 Now Ahaziah fell through the lattice in his upper chamber in Samaria, and lay sick; so he sent messengers, telling them, “Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I shall recover from this sickness.” 3 But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite, “Arise, go up to meet the messengers of…

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A vision of the Lord’s victory over the Antichrist and his people, those who kill the prophets, all who refuse to repent, the false prophets, and those who side with demons. They are all defeated!

A vision of the Lord’s victory over the Antichrist and his people, those who kill the prophets, all who refuse to repent, the false prophets, and those who side with demons. They are all defeated!

BibleGateway: Revelation 16:1-21 ESV Text: Revelation 16:1-21 Revelation 16 (Listen) The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath 16:1 Then I heard a loud voice from the temple telling the seven angels, “Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God.” 2 So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and harmful and painful sores came upon the people who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. 3 The second angel…

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The Lord God Almighty is holy and righteous. He is greater than all and none of His enemies can win the victory over Him. Eventually, they will all recognize this. Our God is “King of the ages.”

The Lord God Almighty is holy and righteous. He is greater than all and none of His enemies can win the victory over Him. Eventually, they will all recognize this. Our God is “King of the ages.”

BibleGateway: Revelation 15:1-8 ESV Text: Revelation 15:1-8 Revelation 15 (Listen) The Seven Angels with Seven Plagues 15:1 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished. 2 And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire—and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass…

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“Yet I will not totally destroy the house of Jacob,” the Lord said. Why not? Because a Savior was still to come from Jacob’s line. A remnant of believers would remain. After chapters of judgment, Amos closes with hope and forgiveness.

“Yet I will not totally destroy the house of Jacob,” the Lord said. Why not? Because a Savior was still to come from Jacob’s line. A remnant of believers would remain. After chapters of judgment, Amos closes with hope and forgiveness.

BibleGateway: Amos 9:5-15 ESV Text: Amos 9:5-15 Amos 9:5–15 (Listen) 5   The Lord GOD of hosts,  he who touches the earth and it melts,    and all who dwell in it mourn,  and all of it rises like the Nile,    and sinks again, like the Nile of Egypt;6   who builds his upper chambers in the heavens    and founds his vault upon the earth;  who calls for the waters of the sea    and pours them out upon the surface of the earth—  the LORD is his name. 7   “Are you not like the…

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