Monthly Archives: March 2018

Calming the Storm

He answered, “I am a Hebrew and I worship the Lord , the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.” This terrified them and they asked, “What have you done?” (They knew he was running away … Continue reading

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Spiritually Asleep

The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for … Continue reading

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Poured Out Over the Face of the Earth

Though they dig down to the depths below, from there my hand will take them. Though they climb up to the heavens above, from there I will bring them down. Though they hide themselves on the top of Carmel, there … Continue reading

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Searching for the word of the Lord

“The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign Lord , “when I will send a famine through the land— not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord . People … Continue reading

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Justice into Poison

For the Lord has given the command, and he will smash the great house into pieces and the small house into bits. Do horses run on the rocky crags? Does one plow the sea with oxen? But you have turned … Continue reading

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Righteousness like a never-failing stream!

Woe to you who long for the day of the Lord ! Why do you long for the day of the Lord ? That day will be darkness, not light. It will be as though a man fled from a … Continue reading

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Director of the Drops

He who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns midnight into dawn and darkens day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land— the Lord is his name. … Continue reading

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A Burning Stick Snatched from the Fire

“I gave you empty stomachs in every city and lack of bread in every town, yet you have not returned to me,” declares the Lord . “I also withheld rain from you when the harvest was still three months away. … Continue reading

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The Valley of Decision

Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine. The Lord will roar from Zion and … Continue reading

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Autumn and Spring Rains

I will drive the northern horde far from you, pushing it into a parched and barren land; its eastern ranks will drown in the Dead Sea and its western ranks in the Mediterranean Sea. And its stench will go up; … Continue reading

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