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CitySites Podcast Network
Messin' with God's Treasures

CitySites Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 31:43


Belshazzar, the last king of Babylon learned a very swift and harsh lesson about messin' with God's treasures. You see, he took the Temple treasures his ancestor, Nebuchadnezzar, captured from the Jews' Jerusalem Temple in 586 BC and used them for a drinking party in honor of Babylon's gods. As he did so he mocked Israel's God. BIG MISTAKE! God's hand appeared and wrote out his judgment … death, Babylon's judgment, overthrown … which was carried out that very night. Here's the point. We can REALLY anger God and invite his discipline (if not judgment) when we mess with His treasures. And here's something scary … God has treasures that go far beyond the Temple treasures. How about people, relationships, worship services, and so on? Take a listen to Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry. Be prepared for a BIG challenge!This creative Podcast uses an imaginary coffeehouse as the setting to talk about the issues facing our day. The Truth Barista is Pastor Jay Christianson, who is fluent in the Hebrew Traditions of the Bible and uses his knowledge to bring clear insights to bear upon the issues that define our day. The Podcast is humorous yet clearly instructive as The Truth Barista tackles tough issues facing Christians today.Visit The Truth Barista

ONE&ALL Daily Podcast
The Unexpected | Joseph Grabowski

ONE&ALL Daily Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 5:07


Are you walking in pride or humility? Today, Pastor Joseph Grabowski encourages us to serve God in love and humility.

Coastal Community Church Audio
Even If | Faith in the Fire

Coastal Community Church Audio

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 42:03


Daniel 3:13-15 Furious with rage, Nebuchadnezzar summoned Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. So these men were brought before the king, and Nebuchadnezzar said to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the image of gold I have set up? Now when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music, if you are ready to fall down and worship the image I made, very good. But if you do not worship it, you will be thrown immediately into a blazing furnace. Then what god will be able to rescue you from my hand?” Daniel 3:16-18 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty's hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” My level of PEACE is contingent on my level of TRUST. Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Daniel 3:17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is ABLE to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty's hand. BEGINNER Faith: Belief that God is ABLE to do a miracle. Jeremiah 32:17 “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. Daniel 3:17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he WILL deliver us from Your Majesty's hand. INTERMEDIATE Faith: Believing that God is WILLING to do a miracle. Philippians 4:19 And my God WILL meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Daniel 3:18 But EVEN IF he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” ADVANCED Faith: Belief that God is GOOD even if I don't get my miracle. 1. COMMITMENT lasts longer in COMMUNITY. 2. Remember, what God has done FOR ME is greater than what life is doing TO ME. 3. When I don't UNDERSTAND, I choose to TRUST. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coastalchurch/message

Spoken Gospel
Daniel 5: The Writing on the Wall

Spoken Gospel

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 69:17


King Belshazzar has taken the throne, but Babylon falls under his leadership. Instead of learning humility from his father, Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar is a proud man, and God humbles him for it. Seth and David talk about the inevitable fall of proud leaders and the good news that Jesus is coming to number, weigh, and divide. Thank you so much for listening! Please consider rating us and leaving a review. That's one of the ways you can help others see and worship Jesus in all of Scripture. If you would like to see more of Spoken Gospel's content or donate to our mission, visit: SpokenGospel.com (https://www.spokengospel.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=sg-podcast&utm_content=show-description)

Coastal Community Church Audio
The Stand | Faith in the Fire

Coastal Community Church Audio

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 40:24


Daniel 3:1 King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. Daniel 3:5-6 As soon as you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music, you must fall down and worship the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. Whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace.” Daniel 3:12 But there are some Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon—Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego—who pay no attention to you, Your Majesty. They neither serve your gods nor worship the image of gold you have set up.” We need faith to STAND UP. Daniel 3:13-14 Furious with rage, Nebuchadnezzar summoned Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. So these men were brought before the king, and Nebuchadnezzar said to them, “Is it true,Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the image of gold I have set up? LIFE changes. “Change is the only constant in life.”—Heraclitus CULTURE changes. Will I change the WORLD or will the world change ME? GOD NEVER changes. I Corinthians 16:13-14 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love. If you don't STAND for something, you will FALL for anything. When others bow, I will stand up for MY PURPOSE. I refuse to SETTLE for anything less than God's BEST for my life. I Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. When others bow, I am going to stand up for MY COMMUNITY. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. When others bow, I am going to stand for MY FAITH. Ephesians 6:13-14 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then Colossians 3:1 …where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Acts 7:55-56 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” When I STAND, Jesus STANDS with me. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coastalchurch/message

ESV: Straight through the Bible
May 2: 1 Chronicles 5–6

ESV: Straight through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 11:50


1 Chronicles 5–6 1 Chronicles 5–6 (Listen) Descendants of Reuben 5 The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn, but because he defiled his father's couch, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel, so that he could not be enrolled as the oldest son; 2 though Judah became strong among his brothers and a chief came from him, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph), 3 the sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. 4 The sons of Joel: Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son, 5 Micah his son, Reaiah his son, Baal his son, 6 Beerah his son, whom Tiglath-pileser1 king of Assyria carried away into exile; he was a chief of the Reubenites. 7 And his kinsmen by their clans, when the genealogy of their generations was recorded: the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah, 8 and Bela the son of Azaz, son of Shema, son of Joel, who lived in Aroer, as far as Nebo and Baal-meon. 9 He also lived to the east as far as the entrance of the desert this side of the Euphrates, because their livestock had multiplied in the land of Gilead. 10 And in the days of Saul they waged war against the Hagrites, who fell into their hand. And they lived in their tents throughout all the region east of Gilead. Descendants of Gad 11 The sons of Gad lived over against them in the land of Bashan as far as Salecah: 12 Joel the chief, Shapham the second, Janai, and Shaphat in Bashan. 13 And their kinsmen according to their fathers' houses: Michael, Meshullam, Sheba, Jorai, Jacan, Zia and Eber, seven. 14 These were the sons of Abihail the son of Huri, son of Jaroah, son of Gilead, son of Michael, son of Jeshishai, son of Jahdo, son of Buz. 15 Ahi the son of Abdiel, son of Guni, was chief in their fathers' houses, 16 and they lived in Gilead, in Bashan and in its towns, and in all the pasturelands of Sharon to their limits. 17 All of these were recorded in genealogies in the days of Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel. 18 The Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh had valiant men who carried shield and sword, and drew the bow, expert in war, 44,760, able to go to war. 19 They waged war against the Hagrites, Jetur, Naphish, and Nodab. 20 And when they prevailed2 over them, the Hagrites and all who were with them were given into their hands, for they cried out to God in the battle, and he granted their urgent plea because they trusted in him. 21 They carried off their livestock: 50,000 of their camels, 250,000 sheep, 2,000 donkeys, and 100,000 men alive. 22 For many fell, because the war was of God. And they lived in their place until the exile. The Half-Tribe of Manasseh 23 The members of the half-tribe of Manasseh lived in the land. They were very numerous from Bashan to Baal-hermon, Senir, and Mount Hermon. 24 These were the heads of their fathers' houses: Epher,3 Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty warriors, famous men, heads of their fathers' houses. 25 But they broke faith with the God of their fathers, and whored after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them. 26 So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, the spirit of Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and he took them into exile, namely, the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and brought them to Halah, Habor, Hara, and the river Gozan, to this day. 4 Descendants of Levi 6 The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 2 The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. 3 The children of Amram: Aaron, Moses, and Miriam. The sons of Aaron: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 4 Eleazar fathered Phinehas, Phinehas fathered Abishua, 5 Abishua fathered Bukki, Bukki fathered Uzzi, 6 Uzzi fathered Zerahiah, Zerahiah fathered Meraioth, 7 Meraioth fathered Amariah, Amariah fathered Ahitub, 8 Ahitub fathered Zadok, Zadok fathered Ahimaaz, 9 Ahimaaz fathered Azariah, Azariah fathered Johanan, 10 and Johanan fathered Azariah (it was he who served as priest in the house that Solomon built in Jerusalem). 11 Azariah fathered Amariah, Amariah fathered Ahitub, 12 Ahitub fathered Zadok, Zadok fathered Shallum, 13 Shallum fathered Hilkiah, Hilkiah fathered Azariah, 14 Azariah fathered Seraiah, Seraiah fathered Jehozadak; 15 and Jehozadak went into exile when the LORD sent Judah and Jerusalem into exile by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar. 16 5 The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari. 17 And these are the names of the sons of Gershom: Libni and Shimei. 18 The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel. 19 The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the clans of the Levites according to their fathers. 20 Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son, 21 Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeatherai his son. 22 The sons of Kohath: Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son, 23 Elkanah his son, Ebiasaph his son, Assir his son, 24 Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son. 25 The sons of Elkanah: Amasai and Ahimoth, 26 Elkanah his son, Zophai his son, Nahath his son, 27 Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son. 28 The sons of Samuel: Joel6 his firstborn, the second Abijah.7 29 The sons of Merari: Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son, 30 Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, and Asaiah his son. 31 These are the men whom David put in charge of the service of song in the house of the LORD after the ark rested there. 32 They ministered with song before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting until Solomon built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem, and they performed their service according to their order. 33 These are the men who served and their sons. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman the singer the son of Joel, son of Samuel, 34 son of Elkanah, son of Jeroham, son of Eliel, son of Toah, 35 son of Zuph, son of Elkanah, son of Mahath, son of Amasai, 36 son of Elkanah, son of Joel, son of Azariah, son of Zephaniah, 37 son of Tahath, son of Assir, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah, 38 son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, son of Israel; 39 and his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, namely, Asaph the son of Berechiah, son of Shimea, 40 son of Michael, son of Baaseiah, son of Malchijah, 41 son of Ethni, son of Zerah, son of Adaiah, 42 son of Ethan, son of Zimmah, son of Shimei, 43 son of Jahath, son of Gershom, son of Levi. 44 On the left hand were their brothers, the sons of Merari: Ethan the son of Kishi, son of Abdi, son of Malluch, 45 son of Hashabiah, son of Amaziah, son of Hilkiah, 46 son of Amzi, son of Bani, son of Shemer, 47 son of Mahli, son of Mushi, son of Merari, son of Levi. 48 And their brothers the Levites were appointed for all the service of the tabernacle of the house of God. 49 But Aaron and his sons made offerings on the altar of burnt offering and on the altar of incense for all the work of the Most Holy Place, and to make atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded. 50 These are the sons of Aaron: Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son, 51 Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son, 52 Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son, 53 Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son. 54 These are their dwelling places according to their settlements within their borders: to the sons of Aaron of the clans of Kohathites, for theirs was the first lot, 55 to them they gave Hebron in the land of Judah and its surrounding pasturelands, 56 but the fields of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh. 57 To the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of refuge: Hebron, Libnah with its pasturelands, Jattir, Eshtemoa with its pasturelands, 58 Hilen with its pasturelands, Debir with its pasturelands, 59 Ashan with its pasturelands, and Beth-shemesh with its pasturelands; 60 and from the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon,8 Geba with its pasturelands, Alemeth with its pasturelands, and Anathoth with its pasturelands. All their cities throughout their clans were thirteen. 61 To the rest of the Kohathites were given by lot out of the clan of the tribe, out of the half-tribe, the half of Manasseh, ten cities. 62 To the Gershomites according to their clans were allotted thirteen cities out of the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali and Manasseh in Bashan. 63 To the Merarites according to their clans were allotted twelve cities out of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun. 64 So the people of Israel gave the Levites the cities with their pasturelands. 65 They gave by lot out of the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin these cities that are mentioned by name. 66 And some of the clans of the sons of Kohath had cities of their territory out of the tribe of Ephraim. 67 They were given the cities of refuge: Shechem with its pasturelands in the hill country of Ephraim, Gezer with its pasturelands, 68 Jokmeam with its pasturelands, Beth-horon with its pasturelands, 69 Aijalon with its pasturelands, Gath-rimmon with its pasturelands, 70 and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Aner with its pasturelands, and Bileam with its pasturelands, for the rest of the clans of the Kohathites. 71 To the Gershomites were given out of the clan of the half-tribe of Manasseh: Golan in Bashan with its pasturelands and Ashtaroth with its pasturelands; 72 and out of the tribe of Issachar: Kedesh with its pasturelands, Daberath with its pasturelands, 73 Ramoth with its pasturelands, and Anem with its pasturelands; 74 out of the tribe of Asher: Mashal with its pasturelands, Abdon with its pasturelands, 75 Hukok with its pasturelands, and Rehob with its pasturelands; 76 and out of the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee with its pasturelands, Hammon with its pasturelands, and Kiriathaim with its pasturelands. 77 To the rest of the Merarites were allotted out of the tribe of Zebulun: Rimmono with its pasturelands, Tabor with its pasturelands, 78 and beyond the Jordan at Jericho, on the east side of the Jordan, out of the tribe of Reuben: Bezer in the wilderness with its pasturelands, Jahzah with its pasturelands, 79 Kedemoth with its pasturelands, and Mephaath with its pasturelands; 80 and out of the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead with its pasturelands, Mahanaim with its pasturelands, 81 Heshbon with its pasturelands, and Jazer with its pasturelands. Footnotes [1] 5:6 Hebrew Tilgath-pilneser; also verse 26 [2] 5:20 Or they were helped to prevail [3] 5:24 Septuagint, Vulgate; Hebrew and Epher [4] 5:26 Ch 5:27 in Hebrew [5] 6:16 Ch 6:1 in Hebrew [6] 6:28 Septuagint, Syriac (compare verse 33 and 1 Samuel 8:2); Hebrew lacks Joel [7] 6:28 Hebrew and Abijah [8] 6:60 Septuagint, Syriac (compare Joshua 21:17); Hebrew lacks Gibeon (ESV)

The Rest Is History
181. The Birth of Babylon

The Rest Is History

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 44:52


In January, Tom and Dominic explored the history of Babylon, from Nebuchadnezzar onwards (episode 145 in the Rest Is History feed).At the end of that episode, there was a promise to revisit Babylon's earlier period to fully do the topic justice - so here it is!Tune in to hear about the constant theft of the Statue of Marduk, the formidable Assyrians, and what Dominic describes as his 'favourite impersonation ever'...Join The Rest Is History Club for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.Producer: Dom JohnsonExec Producer: Jack DavenportTwitter:@TheRestHistory@holland_tom@dcsandbrookEmail: restishistorypod@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries

Return of the Elect Apostates (Audio) David Eells - 5/1/22    The Blood of the Children Avenged Transcription of Youtube Video from Outpouring Gates  posted April 23, 2022   Because you're adopted into the family of Christ Jesus, that has no corruption, there's a guarantee in this verse in (Deu 32:43 Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto this land, and to his people.) You may be tempted to think, “Oh no, my adversary is coming against me.” But that means that in the court of Heaven, you're already being avenged.” God has already signed off in His blood. He says, “Vengeance is mine.” already. It's not like I have to ask, “Oh Lord, are you going to defend me?” No, it's, “Okay Lord, how is it going to happen?” Understand what the blood of Jesus is to you. Salvation is salvation. Deliverance is deliverance in totality. Yes, at a point, for a moment, you're going to be used as a measure. You may have to deal with some affliction. But guaranteed, there is vengeance coming. That's what God was revealing to me and that's what God has been saying to me and many of you out there.    So Rejoice and celebrate because I saw this vision:   ... There was a puddle of blood in a fair amount on this clay ground. It was so clear... It looked fresh. It was not old or dried up. It was fully preserved blood. I then could tell in the vision... that this blood that was spilled on this hardened earth was crying out to God for what had happened. I don't know how to describe it. The blood of this person that was spilled didn't have a mouth, but it was crying out. I understood that...the blood was speaking straight to the Lord. It was like the voice of the blood was going straight up into the sky... And I understood that the blood was crying out to God and what happened to cause the spilling….    The crazy thing is, as I was watching this vision, the blood never stopped crying out. It continued and continued and continued. I was sitting here watching this vision and it literally amazed me how the blood was on a repeat and it never stopped crying out, it never took a break and it never seemed to cry out and then stop and then cry…it kept on going like a broken record. The blood never dried up, it did nothing but continue to cry out, “Look what has happened to me, look what has happened to me, look what has happened to me.” And it just kept saying that over and over and over.    What I feel from the Lord right now is, “This is the justice I will serve because it is forefront in My face.” ... I see a vision right now, where I see Jesus. He's on His throne right now. And before His face is the crying out of the blood. It's not something that enters into His ears, it's in His face... And what is happening is that the Lord Himself is conducting justice based on that crying-out of blood.    I see the word, “children”. God is speaking to me, saying, “Children are going to be recompensed for the blood that has cried out.” For all the bloodshed that has taken place, God is saying, “I'm ruling that in court.” I see Jesus slam down the gavel. Wow. He's going to rule justice from that, because He poured life into you. Your own blood is not your own. You didn't say, “I need about four quarts of blood for my body to exist.” Jesus thought about that. Because thou hast spilled out, and it wasn't His decision for it to spill out, He's about to spill out His vengeance.  I see a roaring fire coming out of Jesus' mouth. I see Jesus' mouth opened and it's just shouting, He's shouting judgments out of His mouth from His court. And they're coming to the earth and shifts are happening on the planet. I'm looking at it right now. It's like from heaven on earth. The word… it's so amazing. The word completes itself. I see the word being sent out and it's conducting completely what God has said.    I see the word, “children” again. God is going to avenge the children. (We have seen this parallel between the children that the DS faction has slaughtered and the children of God that the church faction has slaughtered. Our dreams have shown them dismembering the children  from the Body.) The enemy will not last for what they have done. Thank You, Lord. God is going to speak to His children. He's going to let them know that there is a Father Who loves them. He's going to approach the children very strongly. They're going to know. I hear it. I just heard the children say, “Abba, Father.” They're going to know Abba, Father. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Wow. Thank You, Jesus.    So this is what God's will is. It's all being set up. I see politicians going away from the public eye and they're going into places. I'm not sure where they're going. But I'm seeing politicians right now. I only see the back of them, I can't see their face. (Declass and justice is chasing them.)    I see Joe Biden and he's turning his body... He can't show his face, and he's going into somewhere else, but his head is down. It's like, he walked from this stage and his body was turned. And his head is down. He's making sure he doesn't make himself public anymore. But this is symbolizing many politicians. (A common word that we have received about the church faction is shame. Many verses that we've received for them include the word shame because the Lord has said that all of their evil sins will be known.)    Many of them are going to do an about-face. About-face means to do a 180. It's not like they're covering their face, they're face is down, they can't look at the public anymore. And they're moving into darkness. They're moving away from the stage; the world stage... the public eye. They won't be considered anymore. That's what the Holy Spirit just said to me: "They won't be considered anymore." Wow. Thank You Lord...    So, this is the crying-out of the blood. Understand that all this bloodshed is before Jesus' face... He's going to take care of what He has to take care of. He's going to fulfill His justice and His judgment. The Lord just said to me, "Many will leave the public eye." Thank You, Lord. "It will be vacant", the Lord said. Empty spaces. I'm seeing empty stages; empty platforms where they have those public news meetings, where politicians give their speeches on CNN or NBC or CBS. I'm seeing them vacant…like there's nobody there anymore. God is going to make these things vacant by His hands.    I do see Trump again. I see him again. God is going to do something with him, he's not finished yet, he's not. But put your faith all in Christ, not in one man...   Rachel's Children Are Beloved of the Lord   Vanessa Weeks - 3/29/22 (David's notes in red)   I dreamed that I (Representing a type of Rachel whose children return from the land of the enemy.) (Rachel is resting in promises given here:)  I was sitting on my bed and speaking these scriptures. Col. 2:15 ...having despoiled the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it. (And so He will to both factions.) And Gal. 2:20  I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I that live, but Christ liveth in me: and that life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith which is in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me. (The factions have crucified many and the shame that they will incur will crucify an elect people coming out from among them.)   The anointing of the Spirit was very powerful in this dream, especially as I spoke the words Christ liveth in me and faith, which I felt was growing in me. (The crucifixion will work this in many people.)   Then I was kneeling on the floor by the bed interceding to the Lord for my spiritual and physical fruit; my children. I looked to the right at an open window. (There is no window there in real life, so I believe this is seeing spiritually the way the Lord sees). I saw our youngest son Jed coming. Jed means "Beloved of the Lord.” (In the natural, Jed is not walking with the Lord now and says he is an Atheist.) (Well, in effect, these children who have fallen away are Atheist because they do not regard God.)   In this dream Jed was two and a half years old, and was excited to see me as he came through the window and crawled on to the bed. (The children of the Bride will come out of captivity and into their continual Sabbath rest.)    Rachel lost her children born to God's people through Herod's slaughter, but, as we will see, the elect among them will return.   The wise men said in Mat. 2:2-7 Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we saw his star in the east, and are come to worship him. 3  And when Herod the king heard it, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. (Herod who was an Edomite, who represents the factious leadership over the factious people under him in apostate Jerusalem. He and those under him factioned against his elect brothers, representing the contemporaries of the Man-child, which he killed. He also is a member of the dragon political system in Rev 12 who tried to devour the Man-child but failed and then went after the woman Church. In his office he represented the religious and political faction who seek to kill the Man-child.)    4 And gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ should be born. 5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written through the prophet, 6 And thou Bethlehem, land of Judah, art in no wise least among the princes of Judah: For out of thee shall come forth a governor (The Man-child, Jesus.), Who shall be shepherd of my people Israel.    7 Then Herod privily called the Wise-men, and learned of them exactly what time the star appeared… (And then the wise men found the Man-child as they always do.) 12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. 13 Now when they were departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I tell thee: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. 14 And he arose and took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt; 15 and was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt did I call my son. (The Herods, Judas' and the DS elite are ordained to die for their crimes against the children.)   16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the Wise-men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the male children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had exactly learned of the Wise-men. 17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, 18 A voice was heard in Ramah, Weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children; And she would not be comforted, because they are not. 19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, 20 Arise and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead that sought the young child's life. 21 And he arose and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.   Back to Vanessa's revelation: (The idea of my son Jed, the "beloved of the Lord," together with the fact that our son was coming back, made me think of Jer. 31:15-17 Thus saith Jehovah: A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping, Rachel weeping for her children; she refuseth to be comforted for her children, because they are not. 16  Thus saith Jehovah: Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears; for thy work shall be rewarded, saith Jehovah; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy. 17  And there is hope for thy latter end, saith Jehovah; and thy children shall come again to their own border.) (Notice, when the children are in the factious camp they are considered “dead” by God. Only when they return to Him are they reborn like the Father said of His Prodigal son in, Luk 15:24  for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.)   At this point I saw that I was not wearing a shirt, so I put a blue towel over my chest. (The Lord showed me this is me exchanging my own righteousness and works for His heavenly righteousness and works).    Jed crawled into my lap and I was thinking, "He is 2 1/2 and has been weaned for a while, but some women still nurse their children at this age and then I woke up.  Psa 131:2-3  A Song of Ascents; of David... 2  Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul; Like a weaned child with his mother, Like a weaned child is my soul within me. 3 O Israel, hope in Jehovah From this time forth and for evermore.    As I was praying about this dream, the Lord showed me that Jed also represents my spiritual fruit of Christ living in me as in Gal 2:20, that I was confessing in the dream.   I thought of the weaned child and Heb 5:13-14 For every one that partaketh of milk is without experience of the word of righteousness; for he is a babe. 14  But solid food is for fullgrown men, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil.   Also, I looked up "weaned", and found these verses. Isa 28:9-10  Whom will he teach knowledge? and whom will he make to understand the message? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts? 10  For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, there a little.   And Isa. 11:8-9 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den. 9  They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of Jehovah, as the waters cover the sea.   And I did a search on "weaned" on the UBM site and saw this from the book What has Been Shall be - in the chapter #4, pages 90-103 titled, The Man-child returns. (As a confirmation for this revelation, in the next morning meeting after finding this book on the site, we received Ecc. 1:9  That which hath been is that which shall be; and that which hath been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.    The Remnant of Israel Returns   Jeremiah 31 also tells us this story of Ephraim who would come out of bondage and we saw that was because God raised up the Man-child to lead them out of bondage. We see here the same sequence of events. The prince will be raised up from the midst of the people. (Jer.31:1) At that time, saith the Lord, will I be the God of all the families of Israel… “All Israel,” as we know from Romans 11, includes everybody who is abiding in the olive tree. Natural Israel, who rejected Jesus, was broken off of the olive tree and the Church was grafted into the olive tree through faith in Jesus Christ. Those true disciples who followed Jesus in the Gospels, who were natural Jews which came into the Kingdom, remained in their olive tree. But it says, “all the families of Israel,” referring to all Jews, Gentiles and all those who through faith in Jesus Christ are members of the olive tree, which in Romans 11:26 is called “all Israel.”    (Jer.31:1) At that time, saith the Lord, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people. This includes the remnant of natural Jews that is to come back in, which I am calling “Benjamin,” who was the last fruit of Rachel. (Jer.31:2) Thus saith the Lord, The people that were left of the sword found favor in the wilderness … (The people who will be left of the sword are the traitorous faction who will repent. Also,) there was a sword that came upon Egypt,  representing the world, to motivate God's people to be willing to leave the fleshpots of Egypt, to come out from among them and be separate and to worship God in the wilderness. Egypt had to suffer the plagues, while God's people in Goshen were separated from Egypt and delivered from those judgments. Then He moved them out of Egypt and into the wilderness, where God could once again deal with them and teach them faith. (Jer.31:2) Thus saith the Lord, The people that were left of the sword found favor in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest. (We are so glad for our brethren who were deceived by the faction who will repent and return to God and us.)   God's plan was to bring Israel into His rest. (Jer.31:3) The Lord appeared of old unto me, [saying,] Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. (4) Again will I build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel … (Those who are left of the sword will return and be loved of the Lord and He will build them up again.) (Jer.31:4) Again will I build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: again shalt thou be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.    When God's people are led out of bondage, it's going to be a time of rejoicing. (Jer.31:5) Again shalt thou plant vineyards upon the mountains of Samaria; the planters shall plant, and shall enjoy [the fruit thereof]. There is going to be freedom for people who have escaped the bondage of the Beast in the days to come. That's what Moses came to do, that's what Jesus came to do and that's what the Man-child is coming to do: escape the bondage of the Beast and help the Church do the same. Not everyone is going to escape that bondage. (Luk.21:36) But watch ye at every season, making supplication, that ye may prevail to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the son of man. (6) For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the hills of Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the Lord our God. In other words, the second son is coming out of bondage. (Luk.21:7) For thus saith the Lord, Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout for the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O Lord, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.    I would say that's a good thing to cry today because here we are again. The Beast is about to bring God's people into bondage and the overwhelming majority of God's people have been in bondage all along. The bondage that we're talking about is more severe persecution, death and destruction. (Luk.21:8) Behold, I will bring them from the north country … The “north country” is the place of bondage. That's where Babylon brought them into captivity, that's where Assyria brought them into captivity and that's where the Medes and the Persians ruled over them. It represents the Beast in the North. (Luk.21:8) Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the uttermost parts of the earth …    This is because now God's people are in bondage to the Beast all over the world. Now we are not talking about only little Israel, who is God's people, but worldwide spiritual Israel, who is circumcised in heart and not just in flesh. They're in bondage to the nations in which they live and God is calling them out of those nations to be a part of “all Israel,” one holy nation. (Luk.21:8) Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the uttermost parts of the earth, [and] with them the blind and the lame (Yes, God's people who are in bondage are quite often blind and lame, and God is calling them to be able to see and to be able to walk straight before the Lord.), the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together (In other words, those who have already borne fruit and those who will bear the fruit of Christ.): a great company shall they return hither. They're going to come back to their “borders,” inside the borders of their Promised Land. The borders could represent the outline of the way you live and, obviously, you want to stay within the boundaries of God's Word, so to speak.   (Luk.21:9) They shall come with weeping; and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by rivers of waters … Amen! Rivers of living water, which Jesus spoke about. (Joh.7:38) He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, from within him shall flow rivers of living water. (39) But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believed on him were to receive … Out of your innermost being shall flow rivers of living water. Jesus Himself brought to His people rivers of living water. That's where their life came from – the Word that came out of His mouth. (Joh.6:63) It is the spirit that giveth life; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I have spoken unto you are spirit, and are life.    (Jer.31:9) They shall come with weeping; and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way wherein they shall not stumble; for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my first-born. (10) Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off … (We are one of those “isles afar off” here in America.); and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as shepherd doth his flock. In other words, the Lord, Who sent His people into bondage in Egypt or in bondage to the nations (and the faction), is going to draw them out now. This is a time of rejoicing. People are so fearful of the Tribulation, but they don't understand that the Tribulation is the judgment that's coming upon Egypt so that God's Israelites can come out and go into the wilderness to serve God. This is a good time.   My Servants Shall Eat Vanessa Weeks - 4/15/22 (David's notes in red)   The Lord has been speaking to us about the food supply and that we are not to worry. Mat. 6:25-34 Therefore I say unto you, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment? 26  Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not ye of much more value than they? 27  And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure of his life? 28  And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29  yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.    30  But if God doth so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31  Be not therefore anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32  For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33  But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34  Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.    On 4/3/22 I was reading in Isa. 55:1-2  Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2  Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. (While I was reading this my husband Barry came home with a loaf of bread.)    The same morning we received Isa. 51:14 The captive exile shall speedily be loosed; and he shall not die and go down into the pit, neither shall his bread fail...    On Nov. 4, 2020, when it appeared Trump had lost the election, I was asking the Lord, "Why did he lose when we fasted 40 days? We were hungry and I was praying for success in the election". The Lord said, "You will not be hungry."    This reminds me of Isa. 65:12-13  I will destine you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter; because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but ye did that which was evil in mine eyes, and chose that wherein I delighted not. 13  Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry; behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty; behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be put to shame;    Back to our revelation about Rachel's children from the book: (Jer.31:11) For the Lord hath ransomed Jacob, and redeemed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he. Which is which? It's the Beast entity “that was stronger than he.” We are not talking about a man when we say “the Beast.” We're referring to the whole body of the Beast. You're either a part of the Body of Christ or you're a part of the body of anti-Christ. The anti-Christ is the Beast kingdom. (Jer.31:12) And they shall come and sing in the height of Zion … God is drawing His people to come into His very Presence on His holy hill. God told Moses, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be the token unto thee, that I have sent thee: when thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain (Exo.3:12).    (Jer.31:12) And they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow unto the goodness of the Lord, to the grain, and to the new wine, and to the oil, and to the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden (Praise the Lord! This is talking about the Tribulation and God is going to raise up His people to bear fruit and they're going to be blessed.); and they shall not sorrow any more at all. (Jer.31:13) Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old together; for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow. (14) And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the Lord.   Then it goes into the text that we studied earlier, where Rachel was weeping for her children and God was comforting her by telling her not to worry, as they would return to their borders. They are coming back. Yes, they have been taken into bondage and are serving the flesh and are dead to the spiritual world, dead to the Kingdom of God, but He's going to change all of that. That's what God is saying.   (Jer.31:21) Set thee up waymarks, make thee guide-posts; set thy heart toward the highway, (This refers to the highway of holiness that Isaiah 35:8 said leads to Zion.), even the way by which thou wentest: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities. 22 How long wilt thou go hither and thither, O thou backsliding daughter? (In other words, while they're out there wandering around in the world, this is where they are supposed to dwell. These promises are the ones they are supposed to live upon.) for the Lord hath created a new thing in the earth: A woman shall encompass a man. God is bringing the virgin into the wilderness to be led by the Davidic Man-child.   The woman encompassing a man is the Bride encompassing the Man-child. Zion was the Bride, according to Revelation. God told John, "Come hither, I will show thee the bride." (Rev.21:9). And He showed him the New Jerusalem coming down, being born from above (Revelation 21:10). The Man-child David ruled in the midst of Zion, but he also ruled in the midst of the rest of the Church outside of Zion. So there is the larger Church, then there is the Bride and there is the Man-child. Zion is the first to be restored and then the apostates will begin to be restored under her.  This is the new thing that God is going to do: “A woman shall encompass a man.” It's not a new thing as far as History is concerned; it's a new thing as far as we are concerned, in our lifetime, because this is an end-time prophecy.    (Jer.31:23) Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, Yet again shall they use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring again their captivity … It's an old English way to say it because it sounds like just the opposite in our modern ears. If you would translate that today, you would say, “I will bring them again from the land of their captivity.” It's a good thing to come out of captivity and into the Kingdom of God. There are only two places you can dwell in this world: you are either in Babylon or you are in Zion. We are coming out of a spiritual Babylon, which is this world. All of the nations of the world were at Babel.   They all came from Babel and they're all part of a spiritual Babylon, but Zion is separate. Zion is that holy place that we're all going to. God enjoins them to find this highway to Zion. (Jer.31:23) Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, Yet again shall they use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring (them) again (from) their captivity: The Lord bless thee, O habitation of righteousness, O mountain of holiness. Zion represents the place of holiness, the place of separation from the world. That's what “holiness” or “sanctification” means. It's the same word and it means giving up your sins in obedience to following the Lord. If you're obeying the Lord, you're walking in servitude to the Lord and you have matured in that obedience to the Lord. That is what regenerate Zion is. And the apostate church will then begin to be restored around her.   (Jer.31:24) And Judah and all the cities thereof shall dwell therein together, the husbandmen, and they that go about with flocks. (25) For I have satiated the weary soul, and every sorrowful soul have I replenished. (26) Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and my sleep was sweet unto me. (27) Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast. (28) And it shall come to pass that, like as I have watched over them to pluck up and to break down and to overthrow and to destroy and to afflict, so will I watch over them to build and to plant, saith the Lord. While in Babylon, they were living under the curse. Zion is where the curse is done away.    So, spiritually speaking, you cannot physically go to Zion because obviously there is no physical Zion. We are not physical Israelites; we are spiritual Israelites and we can spiritually go to Zion. It is the place of holiness, the place of God's presence and the place of His temple. When we come into the presence of God, that is that place of holiness. Those who were slain by the Beast, by Herod, by Pharaoh, by Nebuchadnezzar, by whatever Beast conquered them, the elect are going to return to their Promised Land. And living in the Promised Land represents resurrection life, the resurrection of God and living on the promises.   Led By a Child   This same story is found in Isaiah. (Isa.11:1) And there shall come forth a shoot out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots shall bear fruit. This is the Branch that in Jeremiah chapters 23 and 33 speak of an end-time David Man-child ministry that God is going to raise up. This Branch represents the Man-child ministry in the end time, the one in whom Jesus lives, because Christ in you is the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27). I know a brother who had a dream years ago and he called me about it. His name was Tubby and he said, “David, I had this dream where I was talking to you, and I said, ‘David, you remind me of someone I read about in the Bible.' You said, ‘Yeah, I know that person' and quoted those verses from Isaiah 11:1-5.”  What he was saying is that these are going to be an end-time Man-child body of people who are going to come into Jesus' image and walk in the Spirit of God. who are called the Branch.    (Isa.11:2) And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. (3) And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither decide after the hearing of his ears (In other words, this is a body of people who are walking in the Spirit and not in the flesh, nor ruled by their fleshly senses. They have their senses exercised to discern good from evil, as in Hebrews 5:14.);    (4) but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth; and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. (Yes, God will use them to judge the wicked) (5) And righteousness shall be the girdle of his waist, and faithfulness the girdle of his loins. (6) And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. A little child, the Man-child reformers, is going to lead these beastly people to the peace of God.   Why these beasts? Well, if you remember Noah's Ark and the people who were saved in the Ark, the beasts were also saved in the Ark and they represented the Gentiles. When Peter saw the sheet come down out of Heaven with all the unclean beasts on it, God told him, "Rise, Peter; kill and eat." (Act.11:7). And Peter said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath ever entered into my mouth (8). But the Lord answered, What God hath cleansed, make not thou common (9).    This was when Cornelius had sent his servants to Peter to get him to come and preach to them the Gospel (Acts 10:1-8) and Peter got the revelation of, “Oh, God has cleansed the Gentiles (Acts 10:46,47),” as members of the Church. These were people who were members of the body of the Beast – different beasts around the world, as a matter of fact. They had come out of this beast and out of that beast. They were members of those bodies, but now they had come into the Kingdom and they were at peace with one another.    There is nothing that can bring the world together in peace except God's Kingdom. So here you see that God is going to raise up the Man-child. He's going to draw His people out of all nations, out of all beast kingdoms. By the way, they were all called beast kingdoms by Daniel, just as they are in Revelation 7. God is going to draw His people out of bondage to all these beast kingdoms to come and dwell in their land, which He called the land of rest, the land of milk and honey, the land of blessings, provision and everything. So a little child is going to lead all these people out of their beastly natures to be at peace and go to their Promised Land.   (Isa.11:7) And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. In the end of 2007, I saw a vision of this happening. In the vision, the Lord was giving me a piece of property and there were all these beasts that were fleeing onto this property from the judgments that were happening outside the boundaries of this property. I saw it. They were all in total peace with one another, all these creatures that normally bite and devour one another, like the nations do. They were at peace and God's Kingdom was there; His peace was there. The Lord was giving me a house and giving me money to prepare and provide for these beasts that were giving up their beastly fallen nature and coming to this refuge.    (Isa.11:8) And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den. In complete safety! (9) They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain… So where are these beasts? They are seen here at God's holy mountain and a little child, the Man-child, shall lead them. When all the beastly people of the world get saved, when they come out from under the bondage of the Beast and come into God's holy mountain, then what it refers to will be fulfilled. Some of these are Rachel's children about whom she did not have to worry anymore. They are going to be restored.    (Isa.11:9) They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. (10) And it shall come to pass in that day, that the root of Jesse, that standeth for an ensign of the peoples, unto him shall the nations seek (Of course, this is the Lord.); and his resting-place shall be glorious. Amen! That's where they're going – to this holy mountain, His resting place. (11) And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord will set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people (Praise the Lord!), that shall remain, from Assyria …    Assyria was the “beast” that conquered God's people and brought them into bondage but failed to conquer Zion, the Bride. God is saying, “Come back out of bondage! Come back out of the north! Come back to your Promised Land!” God is telling us to come and dwell in Zion or around Zion in the Presence of God on His holy mountain. You cannot dwell on His holy mountain without being holy because the highway that goes there is also called the “Highway of Holiness.”    (Isa.11:11) And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord will set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, that shall remain, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam (These were all the nations that were round about Israel.), and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. (12) And he will set up an ensign for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.    The Lord will gather them out of all the beast kingdoms to come back and dwell in their Promised Land. God is going to do this in the Spirit in the days to come. There is going to be a people who will dwell in safety and be blessed of the Lord. All their provision is going to be sure because they are a holy people. They are not under the curse. Those who walk in rebellion to God are under the curse because the curse was pronounced on the people who walked in their stubborn ways.   (Isa.11:13) The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and they that vex Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim. (14) And they shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines on the west; together shall they despoil the children of the east: they shall put forth their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them. (The factious who escape the sword will obey them.)   Judgments are going to fall all over this earth where God's people are being persecuted. When they were in bondage in Egypt, the judgments that we see in the Book of Revelation fell upon Egypt, in order to deliver God's people out of Egypt and into their Promised Land. (15) And the Lord will utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his scorching wind will he wave his hand over the River, and will smite it into seven streams, and cause men to march over dryshod. (16) And there shall be a highway for the remnant of his people, that shall remain, from Assyria; like as there was for Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt. (A remnant will escape the Beasts to submit to Zion.)  Praise God!   Lion of Judah Sets the Captives Free Eve Brast 9/9/20 (David's notes in red)   I had this dream on my Grandmother's birthday. Her name was Sally. (Sally means ‘princess' and is a nickname for Sarah) (Grandmother represents the ancient true Church.  Sarah was the mother of the seed of Abraham who we are by faith. But the modern Church must be delivered to come in to this.)  1 Pe. 3:3-6, 3 Whose adorning let it not be the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on apparel; 4 but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible apparel of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 5 For after this manner aforetime the holy women also, who hoped in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands: 6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose children ye now are, if ye do well, and are not put in fear by any terror.   I dreamed that I was standing off on the right side in the sanctuary of an old Catholic church cathedral like the historic ones that you see over in Europe. (Catholicism is A "mother of harlots” meaning many apostate churches came out of her. All of them are included as members of this mothers body.) Catholic means, "Universal” representing the world wide, apostate, babylonish church system.)     I was nearer to the back of the church where the front doors were located. The doors were double doors made of polished wood with ornate carvings in them and I could see that all the pews were also very ornate and made of the same polished wood.  The cushions on the pews were a faded evergreen color and there were many colorful statues all around inside the sanctuary. (The faded evergreen cushions represent the fading or loss of the true gospel that brings eternal life to those that hear. The apostate church is full of leaven and idolatry.)   I was observing the many people who crowded this church. They were all sitting quietly and they seemed to be waiting for something. (Maybe for a priest or preacher to teach them.) They seemed to have been there for a long time waiting but no one showed up. (Representing those who have been in captivity to the apostate religious system for many years.)    Suddenly, a very large male lion (Representing Jesus, the Lion of Judah, the Man-child.) came through the front doors of the cathedral and leaped up onto the top of the pews right in front of me. His front paws on the back of one pew and his back paws on the back of the other pew. In the dream I knew that this lion was ready for mating. (The Lion of Judah wants only His seed, which brings forth His life in the people.  The apostates are full of the seed of man and not God.)   I watched as the lion lifted his head and let out a fierce and angry roar of jealousy like he was staking a claim and dominion over all the people in this church. (This roar represents the threat of the Lord's judgment against the apostate Church which we have been warning of. The DS leftists will loose their anarchist troops against her in burnings and killings and destruction.).    Amos 1:2, And he said, Jehovah will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the pastures of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither. Verses 9-12, 9 Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Tyre, yea, for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they delivered up the whole people to Edom (Those who hated and persecuted their chosen brother Israel, a type of the Church.), and remembered not the brotherly covenant:    10 but I will send a fire on the wall of Tyre (DS Babylonish US), and it shall devour the palaces thereof. 11 Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Edom, yea, for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever: 12 but I will send a fire upon Teman, and it shall devour the palaces of Bozrah (Meaning Edom's sheepfold).   The morning before I began to put notes in this dream we received by faith at random these confirmations of the Lions Roar of threatened judgment. Joel 3:16-18  And Jehovah will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but Jehovah will be a refuge unto his people, and a stronghold to the children of Israel (as a type of the Church, many of whom will turn from idolatry with the apostates and run to the shelter of abiding in Jesus, the Word).     17  So shall ye know that I am Jehovah your God, dwelling in Zion my holy mountain: (The revelation that the people in apostasy got when the Lion roared below.) then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more. (Then the fruit of Jesus will be borne in His people) 18  And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down sweet wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the brooks of Judah shall flow with waters; and a fountain shall come forth from the house of Jehovah, and shall water the valley of Shittim.   And Sue Gilbert got: Jer 25:27-31  And thou shalt say unto them (Babylon DS), Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Drink ye, and be drunken, and spew, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.  28  And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at thy hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Ye shall surely drink.  29  For, lo, I begin to work evil at the city which is called by my name; and should ye be utterly unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished; for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, saith Jehovah of hosts.     30  Therefore prophesy thou against them all these words, and say unto them, Jehovah will roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he will mightily roar against his fold (of apostates); he will give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.  31  A noise shall come even to the end of the earth; for Jehovah hath a controversy with the nations; he will enter into judgment with all flesh: as for the wicked, he will give them to the sword, saith Jehovah..   It seemed like I was the only one who witnessed any of this and heard his roar. But as soon as the roar went out over the congregation, they all suddenly sat up straight and got a revelation. They all quietly arose from their pews and began filing out of the sanctuary. (The revelation is, This apostasy is not truth, They feel a need to shelter from this storm in God.  They will seek knowledge of the Lord instead of depending on religious leaders who have no answers or salvation.)    They began to go into the back part of the church where all the Sunday school rooms were and the large cafeteria where the food was to be served. (We see below that the church changed hands to a new Pastor at this time.)  Hos. 11:8-12, 8  How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how'shall I cast thee off, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how'shall I set thee as Zeboiim? my heart is turned within me, my compassions are kindled together. 9 I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee (The New Pastor); and I will not come in wrath.    10 They shall walk after Jehovah, who will roar like a lion; for he will roar, and the children shall come trembling from the west. 11 They shall come trembling as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria (The beast) ; and I will make them to dwell in their houses, saith Jehovah. 12 Ephraim compasseth me about with falsehood, and the house of Israel with deceit; but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the Holy One. (The New Bride leadership)   Isa. 42:13-17, 13 Jehovah will go forth as a mighty man; he will stir up his zeal like a man of war: he will cry, yea, he will shout aloud; he will do mightily against his enemies. 14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry out like a travailing woman; I will gasp and pant together. 15 I will lay waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and will dry up the pools. 16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not; in paths that they know not will I lead them; I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight.    These things will I do, and I will not forsake them. 17 They shall be turned back, they shall be utterly put to shame, that trust in graven images, that say unto molten images, Ye are our gods. (When the apostate people knew they needed salvation and answers, because of judgment, the Man-child shows up.  Hos 5:14-15  For I will be unto Ephraim (Called litterally the “fullness of nations” in Gen, 48:19. Like its New Testament equivalent, the Universal Church, both fell into apostasy.) as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will carry off, and there shall be none to deliver.     15  I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me earnestly. 6:1  Come, and let us return unto Jehovah; for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.  2  After two days will he revive us: on the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live before him.  3  And let us know, let us follow on to know Jehovah: his going forth is sure as the morning; and he will come unto us as the rain, as the latter rain that watereth the earth. (Jesus in the Man-child body of reformers comes in the anointing of the Latter Rain.)     Then the scene changed and I found myself in the Sunday school nursery. I had an infant boy, 3 weeks old, that looked like he was of middle eastern decent laying on a changing table in front of me. (Representing the birth of the Man-child ministry) (3 weeks is 21 days or 3x7. In the Bible the number 21 is a symbol of perfection and maturity. It symbolizes the divine wisdom: “mirror of eternal light, which pierces and penetrates all grace in its purity” There are 21 chapters in the Gospel of John and 21 attributes of Wisdom.)    I was putting a yellow diaper on him. (He was clothed with the sun/Son)  I realized that I was his mother and that he belonged to me. But I wasn't familiar with the Father and wondered at the fact that he was so genetically different from me. I thought in the dream, "How can this be that I gave birth to this baby when I didn't know his Father?” (This is similar to the story of Jesus' birth. I believe this baby represents the manifestation of the Man-child out of the Bride body in the midst of the Church body.) (Also this is a virgin birth of the Man-child as the son of David. The seed of men cannot bring forth the Man-child sons of God. It was the "seed of the woman" that bruised the serpents head. The Son of David came through Mary, who didn't know the Father. Mary too was later born of the words of Jesus and filled with the Holy Spirit.  The Son of God came in the Son of Man. The Spirit man came in the flesh of man. Rom 1:3-4  concerning his Son, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh,  4  who was declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead; even Jesus Christ our Lord.)   Many of my friends and family were coming to see the baby (Representing the promise of household salvation) along with many of the people from the Catholic Church. (Many apostates will turn to the Lord. Many revelations of great evil in their churches will become known now that will open their eyes.). It was very crowded and people were lined up outside of the room waiting until some left in order that they could come in and see the baby. (Many people will come from all over to see and hear the Man-child.)   My best friend from high school, Renee' (meaning rebirth), managed to bypass all the people (representing those born out of the apostasy) and she came up to me and looked at the baby and smiled at me and was telling me how special and important this baby was. She said, “Look at all these people who have come to see him!” (Renee' reminds me, in this dream, of the prophetess Anna who prophesied over Jesus when His parents took Him to the Temple for circumcision.    Luke 2:36-38, 36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher (she was of a great age, having lived with a husband seven years from her virginity, 37 and she had been a widow even unto fourscore and four years), who departed not from the temple, worshipping with fastings and supplications night and day. 38 And coming up at that very hour she gave thanks unto God, and spake of him to all them that were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.)   After this, I left the Sunday school area with many other sisters and we went to cafeteria that was connected to the Sunday school classrooms and we stood in line to get our food. (The Sunday school represents the humble beginnings of the Gospel, the Word which we heard in the beginning. We must become like little children to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, Jesus said.) We got up to where the cafeteria workers were handing us the plates of food. (The food is spiritual food, the manna from heaven, the word of God that gives life, protection, deliverance, healing, etc.)     They told us that all the food was free from now on, per the orders of the new Pastor (Shepherd) of the church. (The apostate pastors have plundered the people.  The new pastor, Jesus, commanded “freely you have received, freely give” and “get you no gold or silver in your purses”.). This morning in our morning meeting I received, by faith at random, Isa. 55:2 (in context 1-11), 1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. 3 Incline your ear, and come unto me; hear, and your soul shall live: and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. 4 Behold, I have given him (Jesus in the Man-child body) for a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander to the peoples.    5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not; and a nation that knew not thee shall run unto thee, because of Jehovah thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee. 6 Seek ye Jehovah while he may be found; call ye upon him while he is near: 7 let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto Jehovah, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 For as the rain cometh down and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, and giveth seed to the sower and bread to the eater; 11 so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.)   We were so happy that we didn't have to worry about having money to eat anymore. Pro. 23:23, Buy the truth (By giving your old life for the new one), and sell it not; Yea , wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.  (God is calling for a Jubilee for His people. (We are free in Christ, no longer in bondage to men or religion. The Man-child body will declare this Jubilee/Liberty as the Man-child Jesus did: Isa 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is upon me; because Jehovah hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;   Judy received in our morning meeting, Jer. 34:13-17, 13 Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel: I made a covenant with your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, saying, 14 At the end of seven years (After entering the sabbath of ceasing from our own works and religion) ye shall let go every man his brother that is a Hebrew, that hath been sold unto thee, and hath served thee six years, thou shalt let him go free from thee: but your fathers hearkened not unto me, neither inclined their ear. 15 And ye were now turned, and had done that which is right in mine eyes, in proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbor; and ye had made a covenant before me in the house which is called by my name:    16 but ye turned and profaned my name, and caused every man his servant, and every man his handmaid, whom ye had let go free at their pleasure, to return; and ye brought them into subjection (After the freedom Jesus brought us into, men fell into factious religious bondage of denominationalism and sectarianism), to be unto you for servants and for handmaids. 17 Therefore thus saith Jehovah: ye have not hearkened unto me, to proclaim liberty, every man to his brother, and every man to his neighbor: behold, I proclaim unto you a liberty, saith Jehovah, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be tossed to and fro among all the kingdoms of the earth.) (Isnt it amazing that at this time almost all countries have agreed to a Jubilee in which debt is being dissolved between nations and peoples. This will also set them free from the elites economic system of debt which has plundered the world for them. In like manor God will scatter those who hold God's people in bondage bring about His promise to make one flock with one shepherd.)   I went over to a table and set my plate down and decided to go and invite others to the cafeteria to eat with us. So me and another sister from UBM went out into the streets around the church to find others and bring them in to eat. We saw a brother standing near a stone wall with his arms crossed and looking around like he was waiting for something or someone. (That someone is the Lion of Judah who will set the captives free. The Messiah/Man-child has come to feed His people but many like the Jews don't recognize this yet.)   We went up to him and told him to come with us into the cafeteria to eat with us. But he refused to leave that spot. I was really worried because he wouldn't come with us and I was expressing my concern about him to the sister that was with me all the way back to the cafeteria. I was so concerned that I couldn't eat until I found a way to bring him in. He was our brother and I was grieved because he was unbelieving about our invitation. He insisted on waiting for something that he thought was still coming but it had already come.  Then I woke up.  (The gospel is that salvation, spirit, soul, body and circumstances has already come by way of the sacrifice of Jesus. Many are waiting when all they have to do is believe and confess the Word.)   I asked Father for a word by faith at random for the brother that wouldn't come with us and my finger was on ‘hunted sheep' in Jer. 50:17, Israel is a hunted sheep; the lions have driven him away: first, the king of Assyria devoured him; and now at last Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones. (The beast has driven them away from the revelation of the gospel.)   I asked Father for a word by faith at random for this dream and my finger was on, 'take away the wicked from before the king' in Pro. 25:5, (in context 4-5), 4 Take away the dross from the silver, And there cometh forth a vessel for the refiner: 5 Take away the wicked from before the king, And his throne shall be established in righteousness. 

The Salt Company
Villains | Nebuchadnezzar - Jason Lankford

The Salt Company

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 37:39


Villains | Nebuchadnezzar - Jason Lankford by The Salt Company (ISU)

Abundant Life Sermons
Do You Struggle with Pride?

Abundant Life Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 39:25


C.S. Lewis said, “Pride leads to every other vise: it is the complete anti-God state of mind.” We all struggle with pride. It is God's mercy to rob us of it. Pride whispers, “You don't need God. You're the king. You can fix yourself.” Sadly, pride robs us of joy, security, peace, and so much more. It is God's heart to restore all that pride robs from us. In Daniel 4, God teaches us about the issue of pride. King Nebuchadnezzar has a dream that reveals a problem he faces: pride. Because we each deal with pride, we each have a decision to make, just like Nebuchadnezzar. Turn to the one true God and follow Him or continue to follow ourselves. The choice is ours. Discover how God humbled Nebuchadnezzar and restored what pride stole from him. Join us at Abundant Life as we seek His Kingdom first and discover how to enter Jesus' eternal kingdom and the promises that come with it. Connect with us on Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abundantlifels/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abundantlifels Get additional resources for a Daniel Bible Study Get the FREE Daniel Bible Study to go with this sermon series: https://livingproof.co/ministry/danie... Get additional teaching to go with sermons: https//livingproof.co/Daniel-Series

ESV: Straight through the Bible
April 29: 2 Kings 23–25

ESV: Straight through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 15:35


2 Kings 23–25 2 Kings 23–25 (Listen) Josiah's Reforms 23 Then the king sent, and all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem were gathered to him. 2 And the king went up to the house of the LORD, and with him all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the priests and the prophets, all the people, both small and great. And he read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant that had been found in the house of the LORD. 3 And the king stood by the pillar and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people joined in the covenant. 4 And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest and the priests of the second order and the keepers of the threshold to bring out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels made for Baal, for Asherah, and for all the host of heaven. He burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron and carried their ashes to Bethel. 5 And he deposed the priests whom the kings of Judah had ordained to make offerings in the high places at the cities of Judah and around Jerusalem; those also who burned incense to Baal, to the sun and the moon and the constellations and all the host of the heavens. 6 And he brought out the Asherah from the house of the LORD, outside Jerusalem, to the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron and beat it to dust and cast the dust of it upon the graves of the common people. 7 And he broke down the houses of the male cult prostitutes who were in the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the Asherah. 8 And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had made offerings, from Geba to Beersheba. And he broke down the high places of the gates that were at the entrance of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on one's left at the gate of the city. 9 However, the priests of the high places did not come up to the altar of the LORD in Jerusalem, but they ate unleavened bread among their brothers. 10 And he defiled Topheth, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, that no one might burn his son or his daughter as an offering to Molech.1 11 And he removed the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun, at the entrance to the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathan-melech the chamberlain, which was in the precincts.2 And he burned the chariots of the sun with fire. 12 And the altars on the roof of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars that Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of the LORD, he pulled down and broke in pieces3 and cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron. 13 And the king defiled the high places that were east of Jerusalem, to the south of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Sidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. 14 And he broke in pieces the pillars and cut down the Asherim and filled their places with the bones of men. 15 Moreover, the altar at Bethel, the high place erected by Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, that altar with the high place he pulled down and burned,4 reducing it to dust. He also burned the Asherah. 16 And as Josiah turned, he saw the tombs there on the mount. And he sent and took the bones out of the tombs and burned them on the altar and defiled it, according to the word of the LORD that the man of God proclaimed, who had predicted these things. 17 Then he said, “What is that monument that I see?” And the men of the city told him, “It is the tomb of the man of God who came from Judah and predicted5 these things that you have done against the altar at Bethel.” 18 And he said, “Let him be; let no man move his bones.” So they let his bones alone, with the bones of the prophet who came out of Samaria. 19 And Josiah removed all the shrines also of the high places that were in the cities of Samaria, which kings of Israel had made, provoking the LORD to anger. He did to them according to all that he had done at Bethel. 20 And he sacrificed all the priests of the high places who were there, on the altars, and burned human bones on them. Then he returned to Jerusalem. Josiah Restores the Passover 21 And the king commanded all the people, “Keep the Passover to the LORD your God, as it is written in this Book of the Covenant.” 22 For no such Passover had been kept since the days of the judges who judged Israel, or during all the days of the kings of Israel or of the kings of Judah. 23 But in the eighteenth year of King Josiah this Passover was kept to the LORD in Jerusalem. 24 Moreover, Josiah put away the mediums and the necromancers and the household gods and the idols and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, that he might establish the words of the law that were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD. 25 Before him there was no king like him, who turned to the LORD with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might, according to all the Law of Moses, nor did any like him arise after him. 26 Still the LORD did not turn from the burning of his great wrath, by which his anger was kindled against Judah, because of all the provocations with which Manasseh had provoked him. 27 And the LORD said, “I will remove Judah also out of my sight, as I have removed Israel, and I will cast off this city that I have chosen, Jerusalem, and the house of which I said, My name shall be there.” Josiah's Death in Battle 28 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 29 In his days Pharaoh Neco king of Egypt went up to the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates. King Josiah went to meet him, and Pharaoh Neco killed him at Megiddo, as soon as he saw him. 30 And his servants carried him dead in a chariot from Megiddo and brought him to Jerusalem and buried him in his own tomb. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father's place. Jehoahaz's Reign and Captivity 31 Jehoahaz was twenty-three years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 32 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his fathers had done. 33 And Pharaoh Neco put him in bonds at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem, and laid on the land a tribute of a hundred talents6 of silver and a talent of gold. 34 And Pharaoh Neco made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in the place of Josiah his father, and changed his name to Jehoiakim. But he took Jehoahaz away, and he came to Egypt and died there. 35 And Jehoiakim gave the silver and the gold to Pharaoh, but he taxed the land to give the money according to the command of Pharaoh. He exacted the silver and the gold of the people of the land, from everyone according to his assessment, to give it to Pharaoh Neco. Jehoiakim Reigns in Judah 36 Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Zebidah the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah. 37 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his fathers had done. 24 In his days, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant for three years. Then he turned and rebelled against him. 2 And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldeans and bands of the Syrians and bands of the Moabites and bands of the Ammonites, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD that he spoke by his servants the prophets. 3 Surely this came upon Judah at the command of the LORD, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done, 4 and also for the innocent blood that he had shed. For he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and the LORD would not pardon. 5 Now the rest of the deeds of Jehoiakim and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 6 So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers, and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his place. 7 And the king of Egypt did not come again out of his land, for the king of Babylon had taken all that belonged to the king of Egypt from the Brook of Egypt to the river Euphrates. Jehoiachin Reigns in Judah 8 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Nehushta the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem. 9 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father had done. Jerusalem Captured 10 At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up to Jerusalem, and the city was besieged. 11 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to the city while his servants were besieging it, 12 and Jehoiachin the king of Judah gave himself up to the king of Babylon, himself and his mother and his servants and his officials and his palace officials. The king of Babylon took him prisoner in the eighth year of his reign 13 and carried off all the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the king's house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold in the temple of the LORD, which Solomon king of Israel had made, as the LORD had foretold. 14 He carried away all Jerusalem and all the officials and all the mighty men of valor, 10,000 captives, and all the craftsmen and the smiths. None remained, except the poorest people of the land. 15 And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon. The king's mother, the king's wives, his officials, and the chief men of the land he took into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon. 16 And the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon all the men of valor, 7,000, and the craftsmen and the metal workers, 1,000, all of them strong and fit for war. 17 And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin's uncle, king in his place, and changed his name to Zedekiah. Zedekiah Reigns in Judah 18 Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 19 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that Jehoiakim had done. 20 For because of the anger of the LORD it came to the point in Jerusalem and Judah that he cast them out from his presence. And Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon. Fall and Captivity of Judah 25 And in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came with all his army against Jerusalem and laid siege to it. And they built siegeworks all around it. 2 So the city was besieged till the eleventh year of King Zedekiah. 3 On the ninth day of the fourth month the famine was so severe in the city that there was no food for the people of the land. 4 Then a breach was made in the city, and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, by the king's garden, and the Chaldeans were around the city. And they went in the direction of the Arabah. 5 But the army of the Chaldeans pursued the king and overtook him in the plains of Jericho, and all his army was scattered from him. 6 Then they captured the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon at Riblah, and they passed sentence on him. 7 They slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah and bound him in chains and took him to Babylon. 8 In the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month—that was the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon—Nebuzaradan, the captain of the bodyguard, a servant of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem. 9 And he burned the house of the LORD and the king's house and all the houses of Jerusalem; every great house he burned down. 10 And all the army of the Chaldeans, who were with the captain of the guard, broke down the walls around Jerusalem. 11 And the rest of the people who were left in the city and the deserters who had deserted to the king of Babylon, together with the rest of the multitude, Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried into exile. 12 But the captain of the guard left some of the poorest of the land to be vinedressers and plowmen. 13 And the pillars of bronze that were in the house of the LORD, and the stands and the bronze sea that were in the house of the LORD, the Chaldeans broke in pieces and carried the bronze to Babylon. 14 And they took away the pots and the shovels and the snuffers and the dishes for incense and all the vessels of bronze used in the temple service, 15 the fire pans also and the bowls. What was of gold the captain of the guard took away as gold, and what was of silver, as silver. 16 As for the two pillars, the one sea, and the stands that Solomon had made for the house of the LORD, the bronze of all these vessels was beyond weight. 17 The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits,7 and on it was a capital of bronze. The height of the capital was three cubits. A latticework and pomegranates, all of bronze, were all around the capital. And the second pillar had the same, with the latticework. 18 And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest and Zephaniah the second priest and the three keepers of the threshold; 19 and from the city he took an officer who had been in command of the men of war, and five men of the king's council who were found in the city; and the secretary of the commander of the army, who mustered the people of the land; and sixty men of the people of the land, who were found in the city. 20 And Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard took them and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah. 21 And the king of Babylon struck them down and put them to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was taken into exile out of its land. Gedaliah Made Governor of Judah 22 And over the people who remained in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had left, he appointed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, governor. 23 Now when all the captains and their men heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah governor, they came with their men to Gedaliah at Mizpah, namely, Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of the Maacathite. 24 And Gedaliah swore to them and their men, saying, “Do not be afraid because of the Chaldean officials. Live in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.” 25 But in the seventh month, Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, son of Elishama, of the royal family, came with ten men and struck down Gedaliah and put him to death along with the Jews and the Chaldeans who were with him at Mizpah. 26 Then all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the forces arose and went to Egypt, for they were afraid of the Chaldeans. Jehoiachin Released from Prison 27 And in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, graciously freed8 Jehoiachin king of Judah from prison. 28 And he spoke kindly to him and gave him a seat above the seats of the kings who were with him in Babylon. 29 So Jehoiachin put off his prison garments. And every day of his life he dined regularly at the king's table, 30 and for his allowance, a regular allowance was given him by the king, according to his daily needs, as long as he lived. Footnotes [1] 23:10 Hebrew might cause his son or daughter to pass through the fire for Molech [2] 23:11 The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain [3] 23:12 Hebrew pieces from there [4] 23:15 Septuagint broke in pieces its stones [5] 23:17 Hebrew called [6] 23:33 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms [7] 25:17 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters [8] 25:27 Hebrew reign, lifted up the head of (ESV)

Spoken Gospel
Daniel 4: Nebuchadnezzar Goes Insane

Spoken Gospel

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 53:58


Nebuchadnezzar has a dream that predicts a coming period of insanity that will ultimately lead to his humility before the God of Heaven. Nebuchadnezzar disregards the warning and turns into a beast but is then raised back to his throne. Seth and David talk about the good news of humility and how even the proudest can be rescued. Thank you so much for listening! Please consider rating us and leaving a review. That's one of the ways you can help others see and worship Jesus in all of Scripture. If you would like to see more of Spoken Gospel's content or donate to our mission, visit: SpokenGospel.com (https://www.spokengospel.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=sg-podcast&utm_content=show-description)

Bridge Bible Talk
Bridge Bible Talk 4 - 27 - 22

Bridge Bible Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 57:00


Question Timestamps: Bobby, DE (1:47) - Why does Jesus turn water into wine, when the Bible says not to get drunk? Saben, TX (10:58) - Why are we, as believers, not casting out demons as described at the end of the Gospel of Mark? Debbie, NY (16:54) - How did Nebuchadnezzar know to call the fourth person in the furnace “like the son of God?” Frank, NJ (20:12) - Does the Holy Spirit leave believers that do not forgive others? Cody, GA (24:46) - Does the Bible say anything about marijuana? Dean, MN (27:19, continued after break at 32:30) - Who is raised on the last day, and how does it relate to the rapture? Anita, NY (42:44) - Why don't we get what we ask for when praying all of the time?  Nina, MA (52:49) - What did Jesus mean when he said “my time has not yet come?”   Questions? 888-712-7434 Questions@bbtlive.org

The Craig T. Owens Audio Blog

“Highly esteemed” is the title God gives to those who live in righteousness and sustained prayer. If you would like to dig into this deeper, check out 4 Thoughts To Help Prayer Become A Daily Habit. ►► Would you please prayerfully consider supporting this ministry? My Patreon supporters get behind-the-scenes access to exclusive materials. ◀︎◀︎

Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
In Today's Secular Uncertainties, God is Sovereign; and God “the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he {God} will”

Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 1:02


In Today's Secular Uncertainties, God is Sovereign; and God “the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he {God} will” MESSAGE SUMMARY: Political discord and health care uncertainties surround us in all directions today. Without Jesus in our lives, we have reasons to be anxious and fearful. However, Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:31: “Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.”. The future years may hurt our pride, wallets, and/or our freedom. On the other hand, we should not let the current secular political environment and culture hinder our resolve to continue in our fearless faith in the truth; our constant hope in the future; and our radical love for our neighbors. God has a plan; and, regardless of how things look from our eyes, we must remain faithful to His purpose. Now is the time to draw near to Jesus and to advance His Kingdom. Our gaze must remain on Jesus if we want to walk on the water during the storm. God is the King of Kings and the Sovereign God of the Universe. As Daniel interpreted King Nebuchadnezzar's dream in Daniel 4:17 when God told Nebuchadnezzar: “to the end that the living may know that the Most High {God} rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he {God} will and sets over it the lowliest of men.”. God is always involved in our lives, and He gives the government offices “to whom he will”, even if the political processes produce “the lowliest of men {or women}”. Sometimes, we receive the elected officials we need, and sometimes we receive the elected officials that we deserve; but God is always Sovereign and faithful.   TODAY'S PRAYER: Father, I confess that when difficulties and trials come into my life, large or small, I mostly grumble and complain. I realize the trials James talks about are not necessarily “walls,” but they are difficult to bear, nonetheless. Fill me with such a vision of a transformed life, O God, that I might actually consider it “pure joy” when you bring trials my way. I believe, Lord. Help my unbelief. In Jesus' name, amen. Scazzero, Peter. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day (p. 94). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that, because I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be anxious. (Philippians 4:6f). “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”. (Philippians 4:14). SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Matthew 6:31; Philippians 4:5-7; Daniel 4:17; Psalms 106c:25-36. A WORD FROM THE LORD WEBSITE: www.AWFTL.org. THIS SUNDAY'S AUDIO SERMON: You can listen to Archbishop Beach's Current Sunday Sermon: “Jesus Appears Again”, at our Website: https://awordfromthelord.org/listen/ DONATE TO AWFTL: https://mygiving.secure.force.com/GXDonateNow?id=a0Ui000000DglsqEAB

Key Chapters in the Bible
4/26 2 Kings 25 - Judah Falls! - Part 2

Key Chapters in the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 7:39


What happens when God's people completely violate their covenant with Him? Well, today's study is another history-rich explanation of Judah's demise and the historical and religious events that led up to it. Join us in this important lesson on a key event in the history of the Bible. 1. According to verse 2, how long had been Nebuchadnezzar's siege against Jerusalem? In verse 3, what impact did it have? If you had endured such a thing for two years, how would you have turned to the Lord? 2. What do the Babylonians do to Zedekiah? How was this a fulfillment of God's warnings for all this time? 3. What did they do to the Temple in verse 9? How was this a fulfillment of God's warnings from 2 Kings 20:16-18? 4. What did they do to the wall in verse 10? 5. What did they do to the people in verse 11? 6. Who was Gedaliah and what did he say to the people in verse 24? What would you have done if you were in that situation? 7. Sometimes life brings difficult circumstances. Occasionally, people worry that they are some kind of judgment from God. How does the Gospel help us know that God will never inflict this kind of judgment on His people? 8. Although God's judgment has finally come upon Judah, what promises do we have about her restoration? What does this tell us about the ultimate mercy of God?  

Key Chapters in the Bible
4/25 2 Kings 24 - Judah Falls! - Part 1

Key Chapters in the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 13:00


The Fall of Judah might not be something we think we need to know much about, but the history behind 2 Kings 24 helps us connect the dots with much of the Old Testament. So, please join us for a weighty study in this chapter and the history that surrounds it! 1. The podcast mentioned that behind the scenes, there were three nations/empires that were vying for dominance over this region. Who were those nations? How do you think their power would have impacted Judah's view of herself and her situation? 2. The podcast explained that although Judah officially fell to Babylon in 586 BC, her fall was the final culmination of a series of events that began in 609 BC. What happened then and who was the true ruler in Judah from 609 to 605 BC? 3. The podcast refers to the Book of Jeremiah for the backstory on King Jehoiakim. What events took place in King Jehoiakim's life in Jeremiah 22, 26 and 36? What do those events show us about King Jehoiakim's view of the Lord and His prophets? Why would this have been a problem for those who were seeking the Lord's protection? 4. The podcast also mentions that although King Jehoiakim paid stiff fines to Egypt, Jeremiah 22 lets us know that he was raising taxes on the people of Judah for another purpose. What was that purpose and how would this have further embittered the people against him? 5. The podcast mentions the Battle of Charchmish in 605 BC as being one of the most important extra-biblical events from this time. What happened in that battle and who was the victor? (Feel free to look it up online) How did that change the geopolitical landscape of the region? 6. After the Battle of Charchemish, what happened to the control of the Egyptian and Assyrian controlled regions? How would that have affected Judah (considering that she was under Egyptian control at that point)? 7. After the death of King Jehoiakim, his son Jehoiakim became king. What does he do with Babylon in verse 11? How does Nebuchadnezzar respond in verses 12-14? 8. In verse 17, who did Nebuchadnezzar install as king? What light does Ezekiel 1:2 on how the people viewed his rule (as mentioned in the podcast)? 9. Look up the following assessment of these final kings of Judah: 2 Kings 32:32, 2 Kings 23:37, 2 Kings 24:9, 2 Kings 24:19. What is the common thread between these kings? How do you think this thread affected the Lord's protection of His people? 10. Look up the follow assessment of these final events: 2 Kings 24:2, 2 Kings 24:3, 2 Kings 24:13, 2 Kings 24:20. Whose hand was behind these events? What does this tell us about the underlying reason for Judah's downfall? Why did it happen? How could it have been prevented? 11. Think about the decisions of these final kings and the actions of King Hezekiah only five chapters earlier. How were these situations similar to what Hezekiah faced? How were their reactions different from Hezekiah's? What was the final outcome? What principles can we learn about how to handle difficult situations ?  

Through the Word
Daniel 3 Explained | Journey 3 Day 55

Through the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 9:54


Daniel 3: Faithful in the Fire | What does it take to stand up for God when everyone else caves in? And if you do stand for God will He keep you out of the fire?Journey 3 | Foundations. Our third journey brings us to back to the foundations of the faith, and delivers some of the greatest stories and characters in the Bible. Genesis recounts the back story for all mankind and begins God's plan for redemption. Daniel presents phenomenal prophecies and the big picture of God's Kingdom, and Romans lays out the heart of the gospel with powerful answers to tough questions. This is Foundations. (84 days)Teacher: Kris LanghamAbout TTW: When the Bible is confusing, Through the Word explains it with clear and concise audio guides for every chapter. The TTW Podcast follows 19 Journeys covering every book and chapter in the Bible. Each journey is an epic adventure through several Bible books, as your favorite pastors explain each chapter with clear explanation and insightful application. Understand the Bible in just ten minutes a day, and join us for all 19 Journeys on the TTW podcast or TTW app!Get the App: https://throughtheword.orgContact: https://throughtheword.org/contactDonate: https://throughtheword.org/givingDaniel 3 Themes: fiery furnace, obedience, charachterDaniel 3 Tags: Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar, gold, silver, bronze, clay, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome, fiery furnace, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, Hananiah, Mishael, Azariah, son of god, son of the godsKey Verses: Quotes: Audio & Text © 2011-2021 Through the Word™ Inc. All rights reserved worldwide.Bible Quotes: The Holy Bible New International Version® NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission of Biblica, Inc.® All rights reserved worldwide.

Through the Word
Daniel 2 Explained | Journey 3 Day 54

Through the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 9:13


Daniel 2: The King's Dream | If you've ever tried to put all of Bible prophecy together and understand it, well, it's a little bit like a five-thousand piece puzzle. There's a lot of moving parts. What you really need for a puzzle is a box-top picture to explain how all the pieces fit together..Journey 3 | Foundations. Our third journey brings us to back to the foundations of the faith, and delivers some of the greatest stories and characters in the Bible. Genesis recounts the back story for all mankind and begins God's plan for redemption. Daniel presents phenomenal prophecies and the big picture of God's Kingdom, and Romans lays out the heart of the gospel with powerful answers to tough questions. This is Foundations. (84 days)Teacher: Kris LanghamAbout TTW: When the Bible is confusing, Through the Word explains it with clear and concise audio guides for every chapter. The TTW Podcast follows 19 Journeys covering every book and chapter in the Bible. Each journey is an epic adventure through several Bible books, as your favorite pastors explain each chapter with clear explanation and insightful application. Understand the Bible in just ten minutes a day, and join us for all 19 Journeys on the TTW podcast or TTW app!Get the App: https://throughtheword.orgContact: https://throughtheword.org/contactDonate: https://throughtheword.org/givingDaniel 2 Themes: Dreams, kingdom, future, propecyDaniel 2 Tags: Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar, gold, silver, bronze, clay, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome, dream interpretation, Nebuchadnezzar's dream, kingdom, kings, kingdom never destroyedKey Verses: Quotes: Audio & Text © 2011-2021 Through the Word™ Inc. All rights reserved worldwide.Bible Quotes: The Holy Bible New International Version® NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission of Biblica, Inc.® All rights reserved worldwide.

Spoken Gospel
Daniel 3: A Raging furnace

Spoken Gospel

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 50:53


Nebuchadnezzar builds a giant statue of himself. And Daniel's friends, Shadrack, Meshach, and Abednego, are offered a choice: to bow or to burn. Seth and David talk about the significance of Nebuchadnezzar's "image" and why Jesus as the "image" of God matters so much to the story of Daniel 3. Thank you so much for listening! Please consider rating us and leaving a review. That's one of the ways you can help others see and worship Jesus in all of Scripture. If you would like to see more of Spoken Gospel's content or donate to our mission, visit: SpokenGospel.com (https://www.spokengospel.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=sg-podcast&utm_content=show-description)

Sound Doctrine
God Rules Part 2c

Sound Doctrine

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 26:00


As Christians we have a unique and powerful testimony. Some are rather dramatic like the one you'll hear today on Sound Doctrine. But all are miraculous. Pastor Jeff Johnson is about to finish up Daniel chapter four, which is a summary of King Nebuchadnezzar's testimony. You'll hear how God got his attention in a very amazing way and Nebuchadnezzar would end up being a witness of God's loving grace. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/621/29

Through the Word
Daniel 1 Explained | Journey 3 Day 53

Through the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 9:11


Daniel 1: A Resolution of the Heart | So where does character begin? Where does integrity take root? Here in Daniel 1, we see character form I the heart of a teenager -deciding what to eat.Journey 3 | Foundations. Our third journey brings us to back to the foundations of the faith, and delivers some of the greatest stories and characters in the Bible. Genesis recounts the back story for all mankind and begins God's plan for redemption. Daniel presents phenomenal prophecies and the big picture of God's Kingdom, and Romans lays out the heart of the gospel with powerful answers to tough questions. This is Foundations. (84 days)Teacher: Kris LanghamAbout TTW: When the Bible is confusing, Through the Word explains it with clear and concise audio guides for every chapter. The TTW Podcast follows 19 Journeys covering every book and chapter in the Bible. Each journey is an epic adventure through several Bible books, as your favorite pastors explain each chapter with clear explanation and insightful application. Understand the Bible in just ten minutes a day, and join us for all 19 Journeys on the TTW podcast or TTW app!Get the App: https://throughtheword.orgContact: https://throughtheword.org/contactDonate: https://throughtheword.org/givingDaniel 1 Themes: Character, law, integrityDaniel 1 Tags: character, integrity, where does character begin?, Shadrach Meshach and Abednego, exile of Israel, wisdom, Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, Fall of Jerusalem, Kingdom of GodKey Verses: Quotes: Audio & Text © 2011-2021 Through the Word™ Inc. All rights reserved worldwide.Bible Quotes: The Holy Bible New International Version® NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission of Biblica, Inc.® All rights reserved worldwide.

Through the Word
Intro to Daniel | Journey 3 Day 52

Through the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 6:13


Daniel 1: Daniel | Kings & Kingdoms | Daniel is a stunning book of miraculous signs, remarkable and precise prophecy, courage, integrity, and above all a story of kings and kingdoms. Journey 3 | Foundations. Our third journey brings us to back to the foundations of the faith, and delivers some of the greatest stories and characters in the Bible. Genesis recounts the back story for all mankind and begins God's plan for redemption. Daniel presents phenomenal prophecies and the big picture of God's Kingdom, and Romans lays out the heart of the gospel with powerful answers to tough questions. This is Foundations. (84 days)Teacher: Kris LanghamAbout TTW: When the Bible is confusing, Through the Word explains it with clear and concise audio guides for every chapter. The TTW Podcast follows 19 Journeys covering every book and chapter in the Bible. Each journey is an epic adventure through several Bible books, as your favorite pastors explain each chapter with clear explanation and insightful application. Understand the Bible in just ten minutes a day, and join us for all 19 Journeys on the TTW podcast or TTW app!Get the App: https://throughtheword.orgContact: https://throughtheword.org/contactDonate: https://throughtheword.org/givingDaniel 1 Themes: Kingdom, Daniel, Babylon, JerusalemDaniel 1 Tags: Daniel, prophecy, prophesy, Kingdom of God, Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, miracles, Key Verses: Quotes: Audio & Text © 2011-2021 Through the Word™ Inc. All rights reserved worldwide.Bible Quotes: The Holy Bible New International Version® NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission of Biblica, Inc.® All rights reserved worldwide.

Hebrew Nation Online
Torah Teachers' Round Table – Tanakh Edition – Jeremiah chapters 42 and 43

Hebrew Nation Online

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 99:38


The teachers continue the study of the Book of YermeYahu, or Jeremiah, into chapters 42 and then 43. And the parallels continue as well. Among other things, given that the prophetic warning of the prophet Jeremiah is so clear in this era, and that the invading king Nebuchadnezzar, as they were TOLD, was to bring judgment on the people of Israel, just where are we today?

Spoken Gospel
Daniel 2: A Statue of Four Kingdoms

Spoken Gospel

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 63:29


Nebuchadnezzar has a vision he can't understand but refuses to tell. He threatens to kill all of his closest advisors unless they can both reveal what he dreamed and what his dream means. Only Daniel can do it and, in the process, shows us that God is the God who reveals impenetrable mysteries. Seth and David talk about the dream God has had since the beginning of time and how Jesus, like Daniel, reveals God's dream and blesses the world. Thank you so much for listening! Please consider rating us and leaving a review. That's one of the ways you can help others see and worship Jesus in all of Scripture. If you would like to see more of Spoken Gospel's content or donate to our mission, visit: SpokenGospel.com (https://www.spokengospel.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=sg-podcast&utm_content=show-description)

The Uncensored Unprofessor
254 The Spiritual World (8) One like a Son of the Gods

The Uncensored Unprofessor

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 44:39


My series thus far has focused on corrupted members of God's divine council. In this episode we begin to unearth ancient portrayals and information about another divine being: the angel of the Lord. Was he just a guardian angel? Did he ever go on the war-offensive? Is he just the general of the angels? Or something more? If so, how? I also reflect on economic inflation and product-packaging shrinkflation. Come laugh and think with me!

Essential Bible Studies
The Ways of Providence (Part 2) - God's Hand Among the Nations

Essential Bible Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 29:48


Our study of God's providence continues this time with a focus on how God works among the nations. The Bible gives us key insights on God's view of the kingdoms of men and how he is ultimately in control to bring about his kingdom on earth. Join Dan and Tim as they grapple with difficult questions about how God's rules in the Kingdoms of men, how these rulers are still responsible to God and what this means for the believer's involvement in politics. Visit the Bible Basics Webinar   Key Verse: “The sentence is by the decree of the watchers, the decision by the word of the holy ones, to the end that the living may know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will and sets over it the lowliest of men.” Daniel 4:17  Show Notes: God is in control of world events God, Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar (three times Daniel 4:17, 25, 32 cp v. 35; 2 Chronicles 20:6) Proverbs 21:1 - God turns the heart of kings like a stream of water God's use of Kings Cyrus, God's anointed (Isaiah 45:1-3; Ezra 1:1) Nebuchadnezzar revisited (Ezekiel 30:21-25) They are unaware (Daniel 4:29-31) They are still responsible for their actions (Jeremiah 25:8-9,12-13) One of the reasons that Christadelphians are not involved in politics Our awareness that God is in control A great comfort to know that all things will work out according to God's will Daniel's advice to Nebuchadnezzar (4:27) We shouldn't get caught up in the criticism of government but pray for them (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

ReCreate Church's Podcast
Recreate Church, Pastor Michael Shockley—Service, Sunday, April 10, 2022

ReCreate Church's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 39:58


Daniel's Vision of Beasts and Judgments. Today, Pastor Michael is continuing his study on Daniel.  Last week he covered Daniels dreams from Chapter 7 with the four fantastic beasts, that represented four world empires.  He only lived to see two of them: Babylon and Persian but Greece and Rome were coming down the line. Why would God bother to enshrine these empires in prophesy?  These four world empires played a huge part in getting the story of Jesus out to the world.   Babylon ensured that the Jews would take the Lord seriously and never turn back to idols.  The Persian empire gave them a fresh start in the promised land. Greece allowed a language that would be widely spoken across the civilized world. Rome owned practically everything.  It was safe to travel and they built roads and infrastructure.  We now have a world where the good news of Jesus could be spread across the world.   Salvation and renewal made it across the world because of these four civilizations.  God orchestrated the flow of human history so that we could get to know him through his Son.  So we pick up the story with the fourth beast, representing Rome.  There are ten horns on this beast and a little horn came up amongst the other horns and it had eyes and a mouth and was actually speaking! This represents another king and kingdom, one far worse that Rome.   Daniel 7:8 (ESV Study Bible Notes) Even more surprisingly, another small horn came up among the horns, uprooting three of the 10 others. This horn had eyes and a mouth that spoke arrogantly. If this vision corresponds to the statue in ch. 2, then it would represent the Roman Empire and emphasize its ruthlessness. The Roman Empire was significantly different than the earlier empires, for it far surpassed them in power, longevity, and influence. The world had never before seen anything like it. The 10 horns could emphasize the extreme power of this empire (five times the normal number of two horns), or more likely it signifies 10 rulers or kingdoms (cf. Dan. 7:24; from Julius Caesar to Domitian there are actually 12 Caesars; but two reigned for only a few months). The little horn was significantly different than the others, for it had teeth of iron, claws of bronze, and eyes like the eyes of a man. It started “little” but grew up to overpower three of the other horns. Some scholars understand this horn to refer to Antiochus IV Epiphanes, but many have understood it to refer to the Antichrist. Further along, we start seeing the Lord on His throne.  His hair is white, symbolizing wisdom and his clothes also are white, repressing purity.  He has a thousand thousand (likely how Daniel saw an uncountable number) serving him, likely the angels standing before him.  This is where the Lord judges the beasts. Daniel 7:9-10 (ESV Study Bible Notes) The scene depicts in powerful imagery a judge who has the wisdom to sort out right from wrong, the purity to persistently choose the right, and the power to enforce his judgments. Even though the beast with the boastful horn continued to mouth defiance at the heavenly court, it was swiftly slain and its body thrown into the fire. 7:10 Ten thousand times ten thousand is meant as a picture of an innumerable multitude, representing not one kingdom but all the kingdoms of the earth standing before God (cf. Rev. 5:11). The books that were opened represent God's records of the deeds of those on the earth (cf. Dan. 12:1; Luke 10:20; Rev. 20:12, which echo this passage). The Coming of the Son of Man. After the beasts were judged and the fourth beast slain, Daniel's vision turns to the coming of the Son of Man. (ESV Study Bible Notes) 7:13–14 The Coming of the Son of Man. The one like a son of man combines in one person both human and divine traits. Elsewhere, this phrase “son of man” often distinguishes mere human beings from God (e.g., Ps. 8:4; Ezek. 2:1). However, this son of man seems also greater than any mere human, for to “come on the clouds” is a clear symbol of divine authority (cf. Ps. 104:3; Isa. 19:1). This “son of man” is given dominion and glory and a kingdom (Dan. 7:14; cf. ESV footnote at v. 27; this is parallel to God's dominion, 4:34), which at present resides in the hands of human kings such as Nebuchadnezzar (cf. 5:18). But he is far greater than Nebuchadnezzar, because he will rule over the entire world forever: all peoples, nations, and languages will serve (or worship) him, and his dominion . . . shall not pass away (7:14). Thus, he must be much more than a personified representative of Israel (cf. vv. 18, 27), and certainly more than a mere angel, for no created being would have the right to rule the entire world forever. Jesus claims he will fulfill this role (cf. Mark 14:61–62), and it is ultimately fulfilled in Rev. 19:11–16 when Jesus comes at the end of the age to judge and rule the nations. Jesus refers to himself as “son of man” more than any other title (see notes on Matt. 8:20; John 1:51). This title was used in the OT in two different ways, first, to refer to a mere human being (see esp. Ezekiel, where it is used over 90 times referring to Ezekiel), and second, to refer to the son of man in Dan. 7:13, who is a divine being dwelling in heaven with the Ancient of Days. When people heard Jesus use the term “son of man” for himself, they had to decide which type of “son of man” he was. Technically he was both, but it took faith to believe he was like the “son of man” in Daniel. At the end of Jesus' ministry, when he claimed to be this heavenly “son of man” predicted in Daniel's vision, his opponents said he had committed blasphemy (see notes on Matt. 8:20; 24:30; 26:64). The summary of all of this is, it's a fantastical, hard-to-fathom story of Daniel's vision of beasts and the Lord on His throne and judging these beasts (and therefore, the kingdoms they represent).  Yet it all is to open up the door to the entry of the Son of Man.  Jesus, our Lord.   “Scripture quotations are from The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” Verses can be found today in Daniel, Chapter 7: 7-28.

New Hope Chapel
Daniel Chapter 6 (Part 2)

New Hope Chapel

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 38:27


This week Steve Coleman “flips the script" on Daniel 6 and looks at what God intended and accomplished through Daniel's ordeal in the lions' den. With the final six chapters of the book focusing on prophecy, this is the last of the narrative chapters in the book and we have to ask... What was God's purpose in including the stories of these kings of Babylon and Persia? How do they affect our lives today?

The Rock Church of Fenton Sermons

When Daniel enters the banquet hall to give the interpretation of the writing on the wall, he first reminds the king of the time his ancestor Nebuchadnezzar contended with The Lord. Like many people today, Belshazzar knew that God is able to humble those who walk in pride, yet he persisted in his open rebellion. Daniel reveals to the king that the message on the walk was no longer a warning, but a verdict. DANIEL 5:18-21 DANIEL 4:26-31, 37 DANIEL 5:22-23 DANIEL 5:24-28 DANIEL 5:29-31 ADDITIONAL SCRIPTURE: PROVERBS 26:11 GENESIS 6:3 PROVERBS 29:1 LUKE 12:20

ReCreate Church's Podcast
Recreate Church, Pastor Michael Shockley—Service, Sunday, April 3, 2022

ReCreate Church's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 41:31


Fantastic Beasts. Today, Pastor Michael is continuing his study on Daniel and we're in the seventh chapter of Daniel in the Bible.   The first six chapters were a narrative, telling a linear story.  But in Chapter 7 something different happens.  Chapter 7 describes something that happens 14 years BEFORE Chapter 5! So Daniel is famous for interpreting dreams, for years he did that.  So finally he gets a dream, similar to Chapter 2 where King Nebuchadnezzar dreamed of a huge statue of a man.  In this new dream, the four empires are represented by four, fantastic beasts.  These beasts are coming up, out of the sea.  The four winds blow on the sea and stir it up.  This represents the power of God.  These are empires that did not rise up from human intervention but God allowed them to happen in his providence.   The first was like a lion with eagle's wings.  This would represent the empire of Babylon, whose symbol was a lion.  The lion being given the heart of man and standing on two feet, like a man, similar to what happened to King Nebuchadnezzar. The second fantastic beast was a bear.  Raised up on one side and had 3 ribs in its teeth.  In the Bible the bear is a symbol of savagery and hunger.  So who came after Babylon?  The Meads and the Persians.  The three ribs?  They probably represent three fallen enemies: Babylon, Egypt and Lydia. The third fantastic beasts is a leopard with four heads and four sets of wings.  Leopards were symbols of strength and speed.  Four wings mean it's even faster.  What empire was equivalent to the speed of a leopard?  Greece and Alexander the Great expanded the empire and made it HUGE.  He was undefeated in battle and partly due to his battle skills and soldiers but also due to God and His providence.  But he died at 32 in Babylon and the Greek empire continued on but was in four parts!  Hmmm…wonder if that's related to the four heads? Spoiler.  Yes, it is related. Then came the empire that was greater than any before them. The fourth beast was dreadful, terrible, with huge iron teeth.  It was different than all the other beasts before it.  Daniel could not compare it to anything he had ever seen.  It even had ten horns on its head.  Iron is important because Rome was represented by iron in Nebuchadnezzar's dream.   It is clear from the book of Daniel that this succession of empires (Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome) was not the result of clever rulers.  God had a plan for it.  God allowed these kingdoms to arise and fall for HIS purposes.  We see these four empires in succession and that there is a greater purpose for these empires.  That God's providential hand raised up these kingdoms for His purpose.  He has organized history so that you can get to know His son, Jesus. Verses can be found today in Daniel, Chapter 7.

Spoken Gospel
Daniel 1: A Test of Allegiance

Spoken Gospel

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 53:23


God has sent Israel into exile in Babylon. Stolen from his home, Daniel is scrubbed of his Hebrew identity and promised prestige and power by King Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel is being tested. Will he bow before the king who offers the wealth of the empire, or will Daniel trust the God that sent him into Nebuchadnezzar's hand in the first place? Seth and David talk about exile, priesthood, the end of proud empires, and most importantly, how Daniel is all about Jesus. Thank you so much for listening! Please consider rating us and leaving a review. That's one of the ways you can help others see and worship Jesus in all of Scripture. If you would like to see more of Spoken Gospel's content or donate to our mission, visit: SpokenGospel.com (https://www.spokengospel.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=sg-podcast&utm_content=show-description)

Fr. Josh Waltz Podcast
The Crowd Vs. The Christ

Fr. Josh Waltz Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 14:55


On Sunday, I said we all are terrible at knowing the Scriptures. Apparently, even I am, haha! I said that in Daniel, Chapter 5, King Nebuchadnezzar threw a party and used vessels from the temple in Jerusalem. This is incorrect! It was not Nebuchadnezzar, but rather his son, King Belshazzar.

Kids Bible Stories
#240A: Daniel part 4: Who is the REAL King?

Kids Bible Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 14:09


Daniel 4:1-27 If you have missed the previous Daniel episodes, I'd recommend you go back and listen as the stories build upon themselves. Today, we hear king Nebuchadnezzar have another dream. Daniel explains that this dream is from God and is a warning for the king. This dream is to help teach him a lesson: to stop doing wicked things and be kind & admit that God is the ultimate ruler of the kingdom and not him. We discuss how this applies to a child's life. The kids will observe areas that we try to set up our own little kingdoms and act as king or queen & we end with being comforted by the reality that our all knowing, all loving, never changing God is the ultimate ruler. Thanks for tuning in to the Daniel series. I hope this always draws the kids closer to knowing Jesus. Subscribe for just $2.99 a month to get ALL episodes AD FREE! If you have enjoyed this podcast, would you please consider subscribing? This is also the BEST way to help support this ministry. SUBSCRIBE HERE https://anchor.fm/kids-bible-stories/subscribe To connect with me, simply go to https://www.kbspodcast.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sound Doctrine
History's Warning: Get Right Part 2

Sound Doctrine

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 26:00


We're in Daniel chapter two today. You may recall last time we were together, Nebuchadnezzar had a troubling dream and wants to know what it's all about. In the verses before us today God is going to reveal the interpretation to Daniel and he would then relay that to the King! What does this have to do with you? More than you may realize! You'll want to stay tuned as it speaks volumes about the last days. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/621/29

Who ARTed
Arthur Boyd - Nebuchadnezzar on Fire Falling over a Waterfall

Who ARTed

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 34:45


This episode is about Arthur Boyd the Australian painter known for his use of symbols from mythology to express his philosophical views. The Boyd family is an artistic dynasty in Australia producing half a dozen prominent artists. The specific work we focused on here was his painting Nebuchadnezzar on Fire Falling over a Waterfall from 1966-68. My guest this week was Matthew Bliss, an Australian teacher and podcaster. Matthew hosts Teacher Culture Cast, a podcast for and about teachers, as well as The Dead Drop, a video game podcast. Here are the places where you can find Matthew and his work: Twitter: @mattblisspod Podcasts: Teaching Culture Cast podcast: Website  ||  Spotify  ||  Apple Podcasts The Dead Drop (Video Game News): Website  ||  Spotify  ||  Apple Podcasts   As always you can find an image of the work on my website www.WhoARTedPodcast.com While you are there, take a moment and vote in the final round of Arts Madness.   Who ARTed is a part of the Airwave Media podcast network.

Downtown Cornerstone Church
Nebuchadnezzar's Dream

Downtown Cornerstone Church

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 53:52


We continue our series in the Old Testament book of Daniel. It's a famous story filled with memorable characters, proud kings, political intrigue, pressures to compromise, impossible odds, miraculous rescues, and symbolic visions of the future. But, ultimately, Daniel is about life in an unbelieving land, far from home, with your faith under pressure. In it, Daniel reassures God's people that, despite appearances to the contrary, God is in control and faithfully at work.

Rivercrest Presbyterian Church's Podcast
Forever Reign | In Peaks and Valleys | Daniel 4:1-37 | April 3, 2022

Rivercrest Presbyterian Church's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 34:28


God comes and meets Nebuchadnezzar in the peak of his own sinful mythology, and He brings him low, in grace, to restore him to a new understanding of who God is, and what that means for the earthly king.

Abundant Life Sermons
How to Persevere Through the Fiery Trials of Life

Abundant Life Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 51:38


We all will walk through the fiery trials of life. Sometimes the fire of trials we walk through isn't for doing anything wrong, but for doing everything right. Sadly, we often think that as a Believer we should have a life of ease. Jesus said He came to give us abundant life, yes. But this does not mean He gives us a life free from adversity. Using Daniel 3 and the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego as the teaching passage, discover 3 ways you can walk through the fire of trials in your life and be full of faith.

Sound Doctrine
History's Warning: Get Right Part 2

Sound Doctrine

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 26:00


We've got a very interesting study all lined up for you today on Sound Doctrine, as together we open Daniel chapter two. If you'll recall Nebuchadnezzar had a dream, which Daniel is now interpreting. We want to focus today on the fourth kingdom in this dream, described as iron mixed with clay. It has ten toes! Pastor Jeff Johnson believes this is speaking of a Revived Roman Empire that will assemble at the time of the end. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/621/29

Gospel Feast
Ep. 54 - The Mystery of the Two Anointed Ones & the Burning of Yeshua

Gospel Feast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 29:03


The Old Testament and the New Testament tell us that the Lord has two special witnesses who stand beside Him as testifiers to the world. When this is coupled with insights of the Restoration, we have a more complete, and very interesting picture, of future events. In this episode we explore the "Mystery of the Two Anointed Ones" as well as look into a Jewish legend about the "burning of High Priest Yeshua by Nebuchadnezzar."Those wishing more on this topic are invited to explore the author's greater Gospel Feast Series available in hard copy or eReader.

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
March 30: Psalm 89; Exodus 35:1–29; Esther 2; 1 Corinthians 7

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 18:51


Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 89 Psalm 89 (Listen) I Will Sing of the Steadfast Love of the Lord A Maskil1 of Ethan the Ezrahite. 89   I will sing of the steadfast love of the LORD, forever;    with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.2   For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever;    in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.”3   You have said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one;    I have sworn to David my servant:4   ‘I will establish your offspring forever,    and build your throne for all generations.'” Selah 5   Let the heavens praise your wonders, O LORD,    your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones!6   For who in the skies can be compared to the LORD?    Who among the heavenly beings2 is like the LORD,7   a God greatly to be feared in the co