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Context – Fall of the Northern Kingdom

Brief Visual History

United Kingdom Split into Two Kingdoms in 925 B.C.

Map of Divided Kingdom

Territory of the 10 Northern Tribes known as Northern Kingdom, House of Israel and Ephraim

Territory of the 2 Southern Tribes known as the Southern Kingdom and Judah

These two kingdoms existed alongside each other for about 200 years.

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Primer – God’s Communication “Tools”

Before diving into this study, it is important to provide a bit of a primer to help the reader digest what I am about to present. The following items will help provide some foundation for how this study was approached.

  • God’s Consistent Pattern of Speaking
  • Nothing New Under the Sun
  • Looking from God’s Point of View
  • Considering God’s Character in Bible Study
  • God’s “Tools”

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Introduction – Fall of Northern Kingdom with Parallels to Today

Background

That title is a mouthful. This is a big topic which will not be easy to share. As introduction, I want to provide a brief testimonial account of how I came to this subject and the process I went through with it.

First of all, I was not seeking out this topic.

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Understanding Paul in 1 Timothy 4:1 – Part 3

Part 3 – Departing/Falling Away from the Faith

Preface

It will be hard for some (maybe many) to understand the point of view presented in this part of the series.

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Spiritual Maturity – Holy Spirit and the Word

5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly I say to you, unless someone is born of water and spirit, he is not able to enter into the kingdom of God.

John 3:5 (LEB)

Being born again (salvation) is just the beginning.  It is how we are “justified in Christ” and will receive eternal life. 

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Another Coming Judgment? – Famine

Table of Contents

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Don’t Be Unaware – Key Strategy of the Enemy

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100+ Years of Satan’s Strategy to Capture Your Attention

Below you will find a link to a recording of an NPR (National Public Radio) broadcast by Shankar Vedantam on his series called Hidden Brain.  This episode is called, “This is Your Brain on Ads”. 

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The Lord is My Banner

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The Lord is My Banner and On It Is Written “Christ and Him Crucified”.

In everything I share in the writings about the “right way” to worship God there is an overriding and underlying reality for me. 

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The “Right Way” – Take a Drink

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Reminder

Before Exodus 15 – Salvation & Baptism

  1. The last plague (Passover) and Deliverance from Egypt represents our salvation where blood is shed to redeem us from this world
    • Egypt represents to us the slavery to sin under the rule of the Enemy of God (Satan).

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The “Right Way” – Eat Healthy

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Reminder

Before we go to our next passage (Exodus 16), here are a few events to remember. In type and picture:

Before Exodus 15 – Salvation & Baptism

  1. The last plague (Passover) and Deliverance from Egypt represents our salvation where blood is shed to redeem us from this world
    • Egypt represents to us the slavery to sin under the rule of the Enemy of God (Satan).

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Posted in A. Layman, Blog Entry, To The Church


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