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1/8/2018 Job Chapters 17-20

Well, when reading these passages my emotions go from total emptiness to joy — maybe a little like Job’s were doing & that we face in our own lives.    In Job 19:17-20 I feel the emptiness: 17 My breath is offensive to my wife;     I am loathsome to my own family. 18 Even the little boys scorn

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1/7/2018 Job Chapters 14-16

Wow, without knowing the full plan of God in some of these verses Job’s words can depress me, particularly Chapter 14:10-12: 10 But a man dies and is laid low;     he breathes his last and is no more. 11 As the water of a lake dries up     or a riverbed becomes parched and dry, 12 so he lies

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1/6/2018 Job Chapters 10-13

As we read these passages we see Job’s third friend Zophar make the strongest statements that Job needs to confess his sins and be forgiven.  But as opposed to this “bad” advice in vv, 7-9 we also hear Zophar praise God with language similar to what we will hear later in Job.  These words are

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1/5/2018 Job Chapters 6-9

In Chapter 6 we see Job’s second friend, Bildad, repeat more forcefully the same charges against Job as Eliphaz did on Chapter 4.  The verses that caught my eye in today’s reading are in Chapter 9 and I wonder if they are a foreshadowing of the coming of the Lord. In Chapter 9:1 we see

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1/4/2018 Job Chapters 1-5

So, if you are like me you are asking — why are we going from Noah’s life in Genesis all the way to Job?  They are separated by at least 15 other books and what about Abraham and his family?  Well, one of the realities of reading scripture chronologically is that this is just the

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1/3/2018 Genesis Chapters 8-11

We are blessed to live in the new covenant and, as long as we remain faithful, the promise of an eternal life in the presence of the Lord — all bought by the sacrifice of His Son.  And whenever I see a rainbow I lose a breath not just for the beauty of the colors

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1/2/2018 Genesis Chapters 4-7

Wow!  As we read through several chapter of Scripture each day I think we will continue to see so many major events that it is hard to comment on just one.  Within these verses we could comment on Abel-Cain or Noah’s faithfulness and obedience or a multitude of events.  I’d like to take a look

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1/1/2018 – Genesis Chapters 1-3

Greetings, everyone!   This is Jerry Hiatt and as many of you may know I will supporting the Body in providing commentary on the daily Bible readings.  Now, I will be using the “chronological order” reading program.  So while we will be “in sync” with other folks who are reading “straight through” the Bible, we will

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Revelation 22

“Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.” “Revelation is focused on the churches in Asia who were about to experience or enter a crisis of faith challenging their faithfulness to God and Jesus. The context is the oppression at the

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Revelation 21

What is promised those who are faithful and have overcome will be truly amazing! We will be removed from this life of pain, sorrow,and death! Satan will no longer be around to torment God’s people. Everything will be NEW! John is saying, it’s like this, but much, much more! The new heaven and new earth

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Revelation 20

In our reading we see the victory of those who were under the altar and had died for their faithfulness. We also see The End – the last spiritual battle, the last day of Satan’s power, and the last day anyone will dwell on the earth! It very important to note, in this text the

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Revelation 19

Our reading is a glorious victory party! In the dark days when the saints were suffering and dying for their faith at the hands of Rome, our Lord’s message was “be patient and remain faithful, in the end you will win!” See, the rider on the horse, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords,

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Revelation 18

In our reading the cry of the saints from chapter 6 is answered and the one left standing is not Rome, but the saints. Thus, the theme of the book- remain faithful no matter the cost and in the end you win! Babylon(Rome) with all it’s power and wealth has fallen never to rise again.

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Reflections

Today is a day to reflect over our readings. I don’t think you can read Revelation and not be struck by this spiritual battle we are in each and every day! Oh, we are told over and over again in scripture that we are in mist of this on going spiritual battle but that battle

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Reflections to consider

When he walked this earth, Jesus was “translating” God all the time. When God got louder, Jesus got louder. When God gestured, Jesus gestured. He was so in sync with the Father that he could declare, “I am in the Father and the Father is in me” (John 14: 11 NRSV). It was as if

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Revelation 17

In our reading it is revealed that the beast is the great city that rules over the earth – Rome! A great harlot who seduces people to worship the beast from the sea. Rome is intoxicated by its power and ability to seduce people and make war on and kill the saints. The Harlot is

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Revelation 16

Our reading reminds us of the of the judgement and plagues that God brought upon Egypt. The image that God will inflict seven plagues (judgments) on them for their sins is classic O.T. imagery – that God’s judgment will be complete! We remind ourselves yet once more that this is deeply and powerfully symbolic language.

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Revelation 15

Our reading declares in very clear terms, judgement is coming! It is judgement eve! The question asked by the Saints who were martyred is about to be answered. “They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?”” ‭‭Revelation‬

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Revelation 14

Our reading declares;”Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great, which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries.” Babylon, the capital of the great empire that swallowed up the remaining Israelite tribes in 597 BC, was the city that remained ever after in the Jewish memory as the city that was cruel, wicked,

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Revelation 13

In our reading the two beasts in this chapter are the agents of Satan to persecute the saints. The text draws from the imagery of Daniel of these ruling powers. There would have been no question in the minds of John’s readers in his day who these two beasts represent – the civil and religious

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