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September 16 – Today’s Readings – Joel 1-3 and Psalms 76

Joel 2:25-32 reads, “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten— the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm—my great army that I sent among you. You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the LORD your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed. Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the LORD your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed. ‘And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved.”Continue Reading

Old Testament Glimpses

September 15 – Today’s Readings – Hosea 13-14 and Psalms 75
Again we find futuristic “glimpses” of the New Covenant right in the middle of the Old – hell fire and brimstone stuff! – Here it is:
Hosea 13:14 “I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. Where, O [...]

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September 14 – Today’s Readings – Hosea10-12 and Psalms 74
Hosea 10:11-12 contains a most fascinating passage; “Ephraim is a trained heifer that loves to thresh; so I will put a yoke on her fair neck. I will drive Ephraim, Judah must plow, and Jacob must break up the ground. Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the [...]

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3 God Paintings

September 13 – Today’s Readings – Hosea 7-9 and Psalms73
There are three “God pictures” I would like to focus on today. First there is a metaphor found in Chapter 7:8; “Ephraim mixes with the nations; Ephraim is a flat cake not turned over.”

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In The World But Not Of It

September 12 – Today’s Readings – Hosea 4-6 and Psalms 72
Hosea 6:1-4 – “Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will [...]

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