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With the Music Came the Prophecy

June 12th, 2016 · No Comments

2 Kings 3:14-16a (New Living Translation) 14 Elisha replied, “As surely as the Lord Almighty lives, whom I serve, I wouldn’t even bother with you except for my respect for King Jehoshaphat of Judah. 15 Now bring me someone who can play the harp.” While the harp was being played, the power of the Lord […]

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The Spying Spirit

May 29th, 2016 · No Comments

2 Kings 6:8-9 (New Living Translation) 8 When the king of Aram was at war with Israel, he would confer with his officers and say, “We will mobilize our forces at such and such a place.” 9 But immediately Elisha, the man of God, would warn the king of Israel, “Do not go near that place, for […]

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Trying to Stop god Worship

November 7th, 2015 · No Comments

2 Kings 23:15 (New Living Translation) The king also tore down the altar at Bethel—the pagan shrine that Jeroboam son of Nebat had made when he caused Israel to sin. He burned down the shrine and ground it to dust, and he burned the Asherah pole. This verse describes what the King of Judah was […]

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A Gift for a (Young) King

December 1st, 2013 · No Comments

2 Kings 11:12 (New Living Translation) Then Jehoiada brought out Joash, the king’s son, placed the crown on his head, and presented him with a copy of God’s laws. They anointed him and proclaimed him king, and everyone clapped their hands and shouted, “Long live the king!” What would you give a seven-year-old King? That […]

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Knowing about God

June 16th, 2012 · No Comments

2 Kings 5:1-6 (New Living Translation) The king of Aram had great admiration for Naaman, the commander of his army, because through him the Lord had given Aram great victories. But though Naaman was a mighty warrior, he suffered from leprosy. 2 At this time Aramean raiders had invaded the land of Israel, and among their captives […]

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Whose Side was God On Anyways?

June 9th, 2012 · No Comments

2 Kings 5:1-6 (New Living Translation) The king of Aram had great admiration for Naaman, the commander of his army, because through him the Lord had given Aram great victories. But though Naaman was a mighty warrior, he suffered from leprosy. 2 At this time Aramean raiders had invaded the land of Israel, and among their captives […]

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The Covenant

October 15th, 2011 · No Comments

2 Kings 11:12 (New International Version 2011) Jehoiada brought out the king’s son and put the crown on him; he presented him with a copy of the covenant and proclaimed him king. They anointed him, and the people clapped their hands and shouted, “Long live the king!” Jehoiada the priest has brought out Joash (or […]

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A Long Time to Keep Idols

July 31st, 2011 · No Comments

2 Kings 23:13-14 (New International Version 2011) 13 The king also desecrated the high places that were east of Jerusalem on the south of the Hill of Corruption—the ones Solomon king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the vile goddess of the Sidonians, for Chemosh the vile god of Moab, and for Molek the detestable […]

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Praying Over a Document

July 24th, 2011 · No Comments

2 Kings 19:14-15 (New International Version 2011) 14 Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers and read it. Then he went up to the temple of the LORD and spread it out before the LORD. 15 And Hezekiah prayed to the LORD: “LORD, the God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God […]

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I Know Where You Live

July 10th, 2011 · No Comments

2 Kings 19:27 (New International Version 2011) But I know where you are and when you come and go and how you rage against me. In the above verse, the prophet Isaiah is relaying a message from the LORD to King Hezekiah about the attacking King of Assyria. These words are a warning to the […]

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