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June
27 2018
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The Prophet Series: Amos, part 4

The Prophet Series: Amos part 4   Amos gave five messages to Israel that are recorded in this book. We complete them with messages four (Amo 5:18-27) and five (Amo 6). Israel had been boasting that “the day of the Lord” would for them be a day of great exaltation and...
June
08 2018
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The Prophet Series: Amos, part 3

Amos part 3   Amos gave five messages to Israel that are recorded in this book. We pick up at the second and third.   The Second Message: Chapter 4   Amo 4:1 Hear this word, you cows of Bashan who are on the mountain of Samaria, ...
June
01 2018
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The Prophet Series: Amos, part 2

Amos part 2 After announcing God’s judgment that was to come upon the Northern Kingdom, Amos gave a series of five messages to explain more fully the reason for it. The first three messages begin with the phrase, “Hear this word” (3:1; 4:1; 5:1), while the last two begin with, “Woe to you (5:18; 6:1). The messages all describe Israel’s...
May
15 2018
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The Prophet Series: Amos, part 1

Amos, Part 1   Amos in parts I’m led to writing about this book in parts with more attention given to some of its revealed truths. Hosea and Joel were very much summarized, and perhaps we will return to them. I think God is asking us to slow down a little. In light of the times in which we live, especially with...
May
04 2018
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The Prophet Series: Joel

The Prophet Series: Joel   Date of Writing Joel is difficult to date because unlike most prophetic books, no information is given in the opening lines that establish time limits. It is impossible to dogmatically date the book. Joel may be a contemporary of Isaiah and Hosea (ninth century B.C.) or he may have prophesied...
April
19 2018
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The Prophet Series: Hosea, part 2

Hosea Part 2: Book summary. Hosea was a man willing to sacrifice his life in order to fulfill the will of God. God instructs him to marry a prostitute, have children with her, give them names signifying judgment, and he is to redeem his prostitute wife after she runs off and commits adultery against him. His is a life called to be a painting depicting the stormy relationship...
April
12 2018
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The Prophet Series: Hosea, part 1

Hosea In the book called by the Jews Neviim Acharonim (Later Prophets) the Book of Ezekiel is followed by the Book of the Twelve Prophets who have been called from time memorial as the minor or smaller prophets, not because their prophecy is minor league, but only due to the smaller bulk of pages that they occupy. Hosea is the first of the twelve. His office lasted for about 60...
March
23 2018
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The Prophet Series: Elisha: Conclusion

The Prophet Series: Elisha conclusion. 2Ki 13:20-21And Elisha died, and they buried him. Now the bands of the Moabites would invade the land in the spring of the year. And as they were burying a man, behold, they saw a marauding band; and they cast the man into the grave of Elisha. And when the man touched the...
March
13 2018
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The Prophet Series: Elisha, part 26

The Prophet Series: Elisha part 26 2 Kings 13:14-19 When Elisha became sick with the illness of which he was to die, Joash the king of Israel came down to him and wept over him and said, "My father, my father,...
February
24 2018
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The Prophet Series: Elisha, part 25

The Prophet Series: Elisha part 25 2Ki 8:7-15 Then Elisha came to Damascus. Now Ben-hadad king of Aram was sick, and it was told him, saying, "The man of God has come here." And the king said to Hazael,...
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