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Category: Divided Kingdom Era

A Blind Nation and a Seeing Prophet

Israel had been warned. For years, decades, and centuries. Moses, in his blessings and cursing message in Deuteronomy 28, promised blessings to those who obeyed the LORD, and warned of the consequences of continued disobedience. Those consequences increased with intensity over time until God finally raised up captors who removed His people from the land of promise and took them into captivity. Before that captivity, God raised up numerous prophets throughout Israel and Judah’s... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Sunday, July 21, 2019
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King's Singers—Learning Joy in Service

Seven hundred years earlier in the  Exodus Era , God had assigned each tribe its camping space around the Tabernacle—Judah to the east, closest to the Tabernacle entrance, with other tribes arranged in armies, clockwise in order (Num. 2). None of the tribes lived in direct contact with the Tabernacle, however; God reserved that honor for the Levites. The sub-tribe of Gershon camped to the west (3:23), behind the Tabernacle; Kohath to the south (3:29); Merari to the north (3:35); and... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Sunday, July 14, 2019
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Heart-felt Revival

Revival broke out at the beginning of Hezekiah’s reign. He sought the LORD with all his heart, followed in the footsteps of his “father” David, and restored both the Temple and the worship of the LORD which his predecessor Ahaz had neglected. He so prioritized God’s worship over all the other affairs of his reign that he began on the first day of the first month of the first year of his reign to cleanse and restore the house of the LORD (2 Chron. 29:3, 17). When the... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Sunday, July 7, 2019
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God Uses What He Hates

A principle surfaces throughout the Bible’s story: God uses what He hates to accomplish the good that He loves. Evil doesn't originate with God, but He uses the existing evil for His own purposes. When God’s people walk with Him by faith, He generally hedges them about with His hedge of protection (Job 1:10; Dt. 28:7). Often that hedge is simply the restraining of evil nations and rulers around His people. When He does lift the hedge, He shows His power to deliver them. Prior to... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Sunday, June 30, 2019
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