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12/31/19 The Last Recap!

Malachi 3: 1—4: 6 Yesterday we left off with the indictment of the people wearing out the Lord with their words.  Israel had decided that God was good with all evil deeds and they were tired of struggling to follow His commands.  Today we read the Lord’s warning to them.  He tells them that they will regret not following the Lord in the end.  … Read More 12/31/19 The Last Recap!

12/29&30/19 One Year Bible Recap

Two days for the price of one because we can’t leave out what happened in yesterday’s reading.  AND this is the second to the last Recap! Zechariah 14: 1-21 We got a picture of what the Millennial Kingdom will be like in this section of the scripture.  This is the 1000-year reign before the final battle called Gog and Magog.  When Christ steps onto … Read More 12/29&30/19 One Year Bible Recap

12/28/19

Zechariah 12: 1—13: 9 It is sobering to realize that part of Israel’s restoration is coming to realization that they crucified their Messiah.  They have to come face to face with their sin and it’s a heartbreaking look at their actions.  12: 10-11 says they will look on the One they pierced and morn Him like their firstborn son.  But, as God always does, … Read More 12/28/19

12/27/19 One Year Bible Recap

Zechariah 10: 1—11: 17 This first section of the reading today is a description of what the Good Shepherd will do for his flock at the end of the Tribulation.  In the second half of the section, The Lord asks Zechariah to play a game of heavenly charades, if you will.  First, he plays the Good Shepherd that saves the flock that is oppressed … Read More 12/27/19 One Year Bible Recap

12/26/19 One Year Bible Recap

Zechariah 9: 1-17 Up to verse 9 this section is talking about the destruction of the unbelieving nations.  At verse 9 we begin beautiful prophetic description of what Jesus will do when He as the Messiah.  This was predicted at least 400 years before Jesus was born in the manger.  God was so clear in His prophecies about Jesus.  That clarity is what caused … Read More 12/26/19 One Year Bible Recap

12/24&25/19 One Year Bible Recap

Two days for the price of one because I know tomorrow will go by like a blink and I won’t have time to write the recap.  Merry Christmas! Zechariah 6: 1—7: 14 and 8: 1-23 Look here, it is very on brand to have these 4 horses announce the rebuke and call to repentance for Israel.  Do you see how when you become comfortable … Read More 12/24&25/19 One Year Bible Recap

12/23/19 One Year Bible Recap

Zechariah 4: 1—5: 11 Holy moly Zechariah spoke a word to my heart this morning.  “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plum line in Zerubbabel’s hand.”  As someone who wants the “things” to just happen without a process, I was so encouraged by this.  The small beginnings is the crux of what … Read More 12/23/19 One Year Bible Recap

12/21/19 One Year Bible Recap

Zechariah 1: 1-21 Zechariah was a comrade of Ezra and Nehemiah.  We can place this prophet because we know when he says, “the second year of King Darius’s reign,” that means after the Exile.  We also know that he and Haggai were prophesying at the same time.  Again, that shows us that God wanted the message out there because He used more than one … Read More 12/21/19 One Year Bible Recap

12/20/19 One Year Bible Recap

Haggai So, if we remember our Bible Timeline, King Darius was moved by God to let the Israelites go back and build the Temple after the Exile.  Our friend Haggai here, was the first prophet to speak to the former Exiles.  Upon hearing Haggai’s message, comrades such as Zerubbabel and Jeshua, had a spark of enthusiasm for the project.  The cool thing is this … Read More 12/20/19 One Year Bible Recap

12/19/19 One Year Bible Recap

Zephaniah Well, I am not really sure if I can come up with anything else to say about the coming judgement of the nations and Israel’s refusal to follow God alone.  I mean I think we can all agree that God has been extremely clear.  It was not just one Prophet standing on a street corner yelling like a lunatic.  God commissioned many prophets … Read More 12/19/19 One Year Bible Recap

12/18/19 One Year Bible Recap

Habakkuk God is not afraid of your questions.  The book of Habakkuk records the prophets desire for divine judgement and his questions as to what on earth God’s plan is.  I literally just journaled this morning, “Jesus, I don’t understand, I am do not get what you are doing.”  And I felt bad after writing that because it feels a bit like the pot … Read More 12/18/19 One Year Bible Recap

12/17/19 One Year Bible Recap

Nahum Not much is known about Nahum the Elkoshite.  It looks like, based on archeological evidence that Nahum wrote this about 150 years after Jonah visited and prophesied to Nineveh.  The purpose of this book was to encourage Judah that yes, it is true that God does not let any guilt go unpunished.  If you have ever been victimized by someone you know the … Read More 12/17/19 One Year Bible Recap