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Micah 1 & 7

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Today as in the day of prophet Micah, sin is rebellion against God manifest in self-centeredness and arrogance. Most often the punishment fits the crime. Oppressors are themselves oppressed. Liars are deceived and the violent are assaulted. Micah decries the fact that Samaria will soon fall to...

Catch of the Day

Posted by Vickie Carmichael on

Will we ever learn that God's plan for us is much bigger and better than we can ever imagine? Do you ever 'catch' yourself planning and arranging your life in such a way that you inadvertently look in the rear view mirror to see if God is following as you lead the way? Don't blink...because...

Be Prepared

Posted by Cary Curry on

As I read through Joel 2, I was reminded of the Musical, the Lion King. One of the songs was titled, “Be prepared.” The prophet Joel has a message with images of a locust invasion - “like an army” – an attack. Famine is to follow as a result of sinful decisions. He...

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

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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

Posted by Tobin Wingard on

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...

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