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Hosea

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At the time when God begins to speak through Hosea in 750 BC, Israel (which is referred to as Ephraim) has wondered so far from God they believed that worshiping God and Baal were one in the same. In Chapter 4 God compares his people with a prostitute and says they do not care about their...

Astonishing Things

Posted by Elizabeth Moore on

In Daniel chapters 11 and 12, Daniel sees prophecy right before his eyes. He wonders how long until his visions become reality and says, “How long will it be before these astonishing things are fulfilled?” That one question conveys many emotions: longing, awe, excitement, and wonder...

The End is Near...or Maybe Not

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The second half of the book of Daniel is full of prophecies, visions and messages from angels.  In Daniel 9, there are some interesting “specifics” about the number of days, weeks or years for something to happen.  There are many people who have voraciously devoured these...

The Rest of the Story

Posted by Claudia Mitchell on

“And now you know…. The Rest of the Story” Paul Harvey “But the holy people of the Most High will receive the kingdom and will possess it forever---yes, for ever and ever.” Daniel 7:18 Daniel records a remarkably detailed outline of ancient history that was...

The Power of a Well-Lived Life

Posted by Roger Clark on

The fifth and sixth chapters of Daniel have two well-known Bible stories both illustrating the character and courage of Daniel. In the fifth chapter we see Daniel interpreting Nebuchadnezzar’s vision of the handwriting on the wall. He courageously delivered bad news to the king. That very...

But Even If He Does Not...

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But even if he does not…Those are some of my favorite words in the book of Daniel. At a glance they don’t seem very inspirational until you understand the context. King Nebuchadnezzar, always looking for a chance to blow his own horn, erects a statue and commands everyone to bow in...

Resolved

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READ DANIEL Chapters 1 & 2 The incredible story unfolding in chapters 1 and 2 of the book of Daniel culminate in prophecy regarding the rise and fall of future empires on the world scene. King Nebuchadnezzar had dreamed a spectacular dream for which he had no interpretation. The king...

The Valley of Dry Bones

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Ezekiel Chapter 37 has the subtitle as “The Valley of Dry Bones”. Within this chapter we find a description of a prophesy defining God’s people as dried up and dead. God’s description in these words leads me to two truths that are still as relevant today as they were when...

The God Who Defends

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Do you ever feel like everything is falling down around you? In those moments, does it feel like there is no one that could save you? Nothing that could possibly fix the situation, redeem what has been lost, or heal the hurt you have felt? I think all of those things are inevitable situations...

No Man is an Island

Posted by Donna Pruet on

Ezekiel 18:23-32 There is an old saying that no man is an island. That is very true. We are all shaped and influenced by significant people and circumstances in our lives, both good and bad. But people are not perfect. Some of us are still dealing with the scars of abuse from either a parent or...

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