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Amos 6-9: Only the Messiah can restore Israel’s Northern Tribes

Our sins affect other people, including our children and grandchildren. God said the northern kingdom, the House of Israel, were so far gone, so utterly unrepentant that God’s only recourse was to send 90 percent of them to the grave and the other 10 percent into exile.

The culture and economy of Israel’s royals, nobles and judges were so entrenched in the oppression of the poor, the righteous and the just that God couldn’t do anything with them except wipe them out. Their exile has endured for millennia and is still in force to this day.

The exile of the House of Israel will only end when Messiah Yeshua returns to the earth.

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Amos 5: Why are the prudent silent?

Have you ever wondered what the “Wormwood” mentioned in Rev. 8:11 is all about? There is an ongoing lesson in Scripture about the herb wormwood that helps explain what it has to do with God’s actions on the Day of the LORD (Dt. 29:18; Prov. 5:4; Jer. 9:15; 23:15; Lam. 3:15, 19; Amos 5:7; 6:12-13).

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2nd Kings 13: Messianic prophesy of death, resurrection of Israel

Daniel AgeeDeath and life after a series of three is always a messianic prophesy, as we see in 2nd Kings 13. Elisha doesn’t know it yet but he isn’t just speaking a prophesy, his death will be a part of the prophesy. The prophesy is the death and resurrection of the nation of Israel itself.

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2nd Kings 9: Meaning of ‘peace’ shown in death of King Ahab’s line

Daniel AgeeIt was Ahab’s house that was asking for peace, but they were asking for physical peace, not God’s peace. God does not like the world’s definition of peace, which is, “Leave me alone! I enjoy my miserable life.” When someone is at war with God and they are about to see God’s sword coming down on them, they will ask for “peace.” But in this account, they were lying.

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1st Kings 22: End of Ahab’s life

Daniel AgeeIn 1st Kings 22, we read about the final events that lead up to Ahab’s death.  For those of us who are trying to walk a righteous life, the mistake and foibles of the unrighteous can still provide us powerful lessons, including the danger of making promises in haste and only listening to part of God’s instruction rather than all of it, but probably the most important lesson from this final chapter of Ahab’s life is that God does not need 400 voices to teach you His truth. He only needs one.

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1st Kings 21: Eliyahu’s only goal: Teach Israel who God is

Daniel AgeeIt had been 70 years since Israel had any exposure to the temple in Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) and to God. Eliyahu (Elijah) is starting from scratch with them. Eliyahu’s story is God’s message to Israel. It’s all tied together. Eliyahu’s interactions with Ahab and Yezebel (Jezebel) dominate the story but the purpose of these interactions were to teach the people of Israel about God. 

We can see here how Israel has progressed in their knowledge of God and His law since Eliyahu started his ministry.

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1st Kings 16:15-34: Zimri & Omri: The next level of Yehudah’s corruption

Daniel AgeeWe will answer two main questions: Was King Zimri of the southern kingdom of Yehudah (Judah) worse than King Omri? What is God’s purpose to replace one king with another?

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