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Being Handed Over to the Culture of Man

December 3rd, 2017 · No Comments

Judges 13:1 (New Living Translation) Again the Israelites did evil in the Lord’s sight, so the Lord handed them over to the Philistines, who oppressed them for forty years. Bad times; very bad times. God handed His people over to the Philistines. The Philistines oppressed God’s people politically for forty years. That political persecution was […]

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Looks Like an Angel, but…

July 1st, 2017 · No Comments

Judges 13 (New Living Translation) 6 The woman ran and told her husband, “A man of God appeared to me! He looked like one of God’s angels, terrifying to see. … 16 “I will stay,” the angel of the Lord replied, “but I will not eat anything. However, you may prepare a burnt offering as […]

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He was Afraid

October 31st, 2015 · No Comments

Judges 7:10-11 (New Living Translation) 10 But if you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp with your servant Purah. 11 Listen to what the Midianites are saying, and you will be greatly encouraged. Then you will be eager to attack.” This is one of the little-known verses in the (hi)story of Gideon. […]

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The Terrifying Angel of the Lord

July 27th, 2014 · No Comments

Judges 13:6 (New Living Translation) The woman ran and told her husband, “A man of God appeared to me! He looked like on of God’s angels, terrifying to see. I didn’t ask where he was from, and he didn’t tell me his name. We seem to think that angels are glorious. We show our children […]

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The Lord Will Rule

May 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Judges 8:22-23 (New Living Translation) 22 Then the Israelites said to Gideon, “Be our ruler! You and your son and your grandson will be our rulers, for you have rescued us from Midian.” 23 But Gideon replied, “I will not rule over you, nor will my son. The Lord will rule over you! Gideon had […]

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Keeping Temptation Near

May 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Judges 2:1-4 (New Living Translation) The angel of the Lord went up from Gilgal to Bokim and said to the Israelites, “I brought you out of Egypt into this land that I swore to give your ancestors, and I said I would never break my covenant with you. 2 For your part, you were not […]

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Short Sighted (Extremely So)

March 24th, 2012 · No Comments

Judges 10:15 (New Living Translation) But the Israelites pleaded with the LORD and said, “We have sinned. Punish us as you see fit, only rescue us today from our enemies.” People are short sighted – all of us. But really, consider the above verse. The Israelites were being tormented by their enemies. This torment was […]

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If You Really Love Me…

August 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Judges 16:15-16 (New International Version 2011) 15 Then she (Delilah) said to him (Samson), “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ when you won’t confide in me? This is the third time you have made a fool of me and haven’t told me the secret of your great strength.” 16 With such nagging she prodded […]

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Mission not Accomplished

June 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Judges 1:27-31  (New International Version) 27 But Manasseh did not drive out the people of Beth Shan or Taanach or Dor or Ibleam or Megiddo and their surrounding settlements, for the Canaanites were determined to live in that land. 28 When Israel became strong, they pressed the Canaanites into forced labor but never drove them out […]

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What is the True Source?

May 1st, 2011 · No Comments

Jedges 16:20-22 (New International Version 2011) 20 Then she called, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!” He awoke from his sleep and thought, “I’ll go out as before and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the LORD had left him. 21 Then the Philistines seized him, gouged out his eyes and took […]

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