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King David in the Cave

1 Chronicles 11: King David, Empowered, Equipped and Selected to Lead by God

Chronicles is the second time the history of Israel was recorded. Samuel covered the history of King Saul and King David. Jeremiah covered the kings of the divided kingdom after Solomon. Though Chronicles repeats some of what was already written, it highlights stories that weren’t covered. Chronicles is full of lessons for the Jews. Lessons …

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King Saul was impatient and sinned

1 Chronicles 10: Israel’s First King Saul Lost His Life Because He Sinned

We’re done with the genealogies! Yay! Now to the historical accounts of the Israelites. This will overlap with 1 and 2 Samuel and 1 and 2 Kings. If you haven’t read those, there are links to their respective stories in those books. After the Israelites settled in the Promised Land, they had some turbulent years …

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Jesus, High Priest & King

1 Chronicles 5-9: King or High Priest? How can Jesus Actually be Both?

Today we’ll finish off the genealogies and show how they point to Jesus Messiah as both our King AND High Priest. Furthermore, you’ll see how we born-again believers, with the Gift of the Holy Spirit, we are His Royal Priesthood until He removes us from the earth in the Rapture. Let’s dig in… 1 Chronicles …

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1 Chronicles

1 Chronicles 1-2: The Importance of Lineage From Adam to Jesus Messiah (Part 1)

Several years ago, I dug into my family’s ancestry. I knew one of my mom’s cousins was a well-known Socialist revolutionary in Spain. For some reason, she was proud of him. Yet, on my dad’s side, I discovered my great great grandfather helped to abolish slavery in Puerto Rico! Now, that’s something to brag about! …

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God of Justice will unleach his wrath in the end times

Malachi 3-4: God’s Awesome Last Words on Justice in the Old Testament

Malachi is God’s farewell address to the Jews for a while. After that, He is silent for 400 years. Remember the last question in chapter 2? Where is the God of Justice? Well, here’s the answer and most people won’t like it. Let’s dig in… Before digging in, let’s review the end of chapter 2… …

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Catholic priest Eucharist

Malachi 2: Beware of Pastors and Priests Who Know Better, Yet Disobey God

Church leaders — priests and pastors — should teach God’s Word from the Bible without watering it down or twisting it. Additionally, they need to live it. In this next chapter of Malachi, God calls out the priests for misleading the people. He also give us lay folks a list of qualities that we should …

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Christ the King

Zechariah 13-14: On That Day Jesus will Rule in His Ultimate Kingdom

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. That’s the Lord’s Prayer that every Catholic kid had to memorize in catechism class or “religious instruction”. Did we understand what it meant? Nope. Zechariah explained its meaning and what will happen in these last 2 chapters. Let’s dig in… Zechariah …

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Nehemiah 5-8: Don’t Be Sad! The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength!

The rubble of the destroyed City of Jerusalem’s wall represented failure, sin, disobedience, and judgment. The repaired wall symbolized hope, a future, life, power, a real city, more people and a threat to the enemies. Enthusiasm led to hard work, which led to tired, dejected people. However, hearing the Word of God changes things. Seek the truth…

Nehemiah 3-4: Beware! When Being Attacked, Pray and Give it to God

Back in 1992, Hurricane Andrew devastated South Florida. I witnessed something I’d never seen before — neighbor helping neighbor, strangers helping strangers. If a tree had fallen on a house, a guy with a chainsaw just came and started cutting it up. There were many scenes like that. We were all victims. We were all neighbors. Today’s chapters reminded me of that. We worked, we served, we prayed, we sweated, we helped — together — just like the Jews rebuilding the wall around the holy city. Seek the truth…