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October 1st, 2017

Day 273: October 1: Jeremiah 15:1-21 & Proverbs 21:10

Audio Commentary – Chuck Smith – Jer 15

Day 274: October 2: Jeremiah 16:1-21 & Proverbs 21:11

Day 275: October 3: Jeremiah 17:1-27 & Proverbs 21:12-13

Audio Commentary – Andy Stanley Video – Jer 17:9

Day 276: October 4: Jeremiah 18:1-23 & Proverbs 21:14-15

Audio Commentary #152 – Hank Hanegraaff – Jer 18:7-10

Day 277: October 5: Jeremiah 19:1-15 & Proverbs 21:16-17

Audio Commentary #hh172 – Hank Hanegraaff – Jer 19:9

Day 278: October 6: Jeremiah 20:1-18 & Proverbs 21:18

Day 279: October 7: Jeremiah 21:1-14 & Proverbs 21:19

Video Commentary – Steven Anderson – Jer 21:1-14

Day 280: October 8: Jeremiah 22:1-30 & Proverbs 21:20-21

Day 281: October 9: Jeremiah 23:1-15 & Proverbs 21:22

Day 282: October 10: Jeremiah 23:16-40 & Proverbs 21:23

Audio Commentary #219 – Hank Hanegraaff – Jeremiah 23:16-18

Day 283: October 11: Jeremiah 24:1-10 & Proverbs 21:24

Day 284: October 12: Jeremiah 25:1-38 & Proverbs 21:25-26

Day 285: October 13: Jeremiah 26:1-24 & Proverbs 21:27

Day 286: October 14: Jeremiah 27:1-22 & Proverbs 21:28

Day 287: October 15: Jeremiah 28:1-17 & Proverbs 21:29-30

Day 288: October 16: Jeremiah 29:1-32 & Proverbs 21:31

Video Commentary – Steven Anderson – Jer 29:1-32

Day 289: October 17: Jeremiah 30:1-24 & Proverbs 22:1

Day 290: October 18: Jeremiah 31:1-40 & Proverbs 22:2

Day 291: October 19: Jeremiah 32:1-44 & Proverbs 22:3

Day 292: October 20: Jeremiah 33:1-26 & Proverbs 22:4

Video Commentary – Steven Anderson – Jer 33:1-26

Day 293: October 21: Jeremiah 34:1-22 & Proverbs 22:5

Video Commentary – Rich Jones – Jer 34:1-22

Day 294: October 22: Jeremiah 35:1-19 & Proverbs 22:6

Day 295: October 23: Jeremiah 36:1-38 & Proverbs 22:7

Day 296: October 24: Jeremiah 37:1-28 & Proverbs 22:8

Day 297: October 25: Jeremiah 38:1-28 & Proverbs 22:9

Day 298: October 26: Jeremiah 39:1-18 & Proverbs 22:10

Day 299: October 27: Jeremiah 40:1-16 & Proverbs 22:11-12

Day 300: October 28: Jeremiah 41:1-18 & Proverbs 22:13

Day 301: October 29: Jeremiah 42:1-22 & Proverbs 22:14

Day 302: October 30: Jeremiah 43:1-13 & Proverbs 22:15

Day 303: October 31: Jeremiah 44:1-14 & Proverbs 22:16-21

February 9th, 2017

Day 32: February 1: 1 Kings 3:1-28 & Proverbs 14:34-35

Audio Commentary #kw3a – Kent Williams – Prov 14:34

Day 33: February 2: 1 Kings 4:1-34 & Proverbs 15:1-2

Day 34: February 3: 1 Kings 5:1-18 & Proverbs 15:3

Day 35: February 4: 1 Kings 6:1-38 & Proverbs 15:4

Day 36: February 5: 1 Kings 7:1-26 & Proverbs 15:5-6

Day 37: February 6: 1 Kings 7:27-51 & Proverbs 15:7

Day 38: February 7: 1 Kings 8:1-34 & Proverbs 15:8-9

Day 39: February 8: 1 Kings 8:35-66 & Proverbs 15:10-12

Day 40: February 9: 1 Kings 9:1-28 & Proverbs 15:13

Day 41: February 10: 1 Kings 10:1-29 & Proverbs 15:14

Day 42: February 11: 1 Kings 11:1-43 & Proverbs 15:15

Video Commentary – Robb Oram – 1 Kings 11:1-43

Day 43: February 12: 1 Kings 12:1-33 & Proverbs 15:16-18

Day 44: February 13: 1 Kings 13:1-34 & Proverbs 15:19-20

Day 45: February 14: 1 Kings 14:1-31 & Proverbs 15:21-22

Day 46: February 15: 1 Kings 15:1-34 & Proverbs 15:23-24

Day 47: February 16: 1 Kings 16:1-34 & Proverbs 15:25-27

Day 48: February 17: 1 Kings 17:1-24 & Proverbs 15:28-29

Day 49: February 18: 1 Kings 18:1-19 & Proverbs 15:30

Video Commentary – JD Farag – 1 Kings 18

Day 50: February 19: 1 Kings 18:20-46 & Proverbs 15:31-33

Audio Commentary #pa4 – Paul Atwater – Proverbs 15:33

Day 51: February 20: 1 Kings 19:1-21 & Psalm 37:1-2

Day 52: February 21: 1 Kings 20:1-22 & Psalm 37:3-4

Day 53: February 22: 1 Kings 20:23-43 & Psalm 37:5-6

Video Commentary  – Robb Oram – 1 Kings 20

Day 54: February 23: 1 Kings 21:1-29 & Psalm 37:7-8

Video Commentary JD Farag – 1 Kings 21

Day 55: February 24: 1 Kings 22:1-28 & Psalm 37:9-11

Day 56: February 25: 1 Kings 22:29-53 & Psalm 37:12-15

Day 57: February 26: 2 Kings 1:1-18 & Psalm 37:16-17

Day 58: February 27: 2 Kings 2:1-25 & Psalm 37:18-20

Day 59: February 28: 2 Kings 3:1-27 & Psalm 37:21-22

July 13th, 2016

Year 1:   Jan    Feb    Mar    Apr    May    Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

Year 2:   Jan    Feb     Mar     Apr     May     Jun   Jul    Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

Year 3:   Jan    Feb     Mar     Apr      May    Jun  Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

 

Day 182: July 1: Deuteronomy 10:1-22 & Psalm 22:9-11

Day 183: July 2: Deuteronomy 11:1-32 & Psalm 22:12-13

Day 184: July 3: Deuteronomy 12:1-32 & Psalm 22:14

Audio Commentary #hh75 – Hank Hanegraaff – Deu 12:30-31

Day 185: July 4: Deuteronomy 13:1-18 & Psalm 22:15

Audio Commentary #hh98 – Hank Hanegraaff – Deu 13:1-3

Day 186: July 5: Deuteronomy 14:1-29 & Psalm 22:16

Day 187: July 6: Deuteronomy 15:1-23 & Psalm 22:17

Day 188: July 7: Deuteronomy 16:1-22 & Psalm 22:18

Day 189: July 8: Deuteronomy 17:1-20 & Psalm 22:19-21

Day 190: July 9: Deuteronomy 18:1-22 & Psalm 22:22

Day 191: July 10: Deuteronomy 19:1-21 & Psalm 22:23

Day 192: July 11: Deuteronomy 20:1-20 & Psalm 22:24

Audio Commentary #hh144  – Hank Hanegraaff – Ps 22:24

Day 193: July 12: Deuteronomy 21:1-23 & Psalm 22:25-26

Day 194: July 13: Deuteronomy 22:1-30 & Psalm 22:27-28

Day 195: July 14: Deuteronomy 23:1-25 & Psalm 22:29-31

Day 196: July 15: Deuteronomy 24:1-22 & Psalm 23:1-3

Day 197: July 16: Deuteronomy 25:1-19 & Psalm 23:4

Day 198: July 17: Deuteronomy 26:1-19 & Psalm 23:5-6

Day 199: July 18: Deuteronomy 27:1-26 & Psalm 24:1-2

Day 200: July 19: Deuteronomy 28:1-48 & Psalm 24:3-6

Day 201: July 20: Deuteronomy 28:49-68 & Psalm 24:7-10

Audio Commentary #hh172 – Hank Hanegraaff – Deu 28:53-57

Day 202: July 21: Deuteronomy 29:1-29 & Psalm 25:1-3

Day 203: July 22: Deuteronomy 30:1-20 & Psalm 25:4-5

Day 204: July 23: Deuteronomy 31:1-30 & Psalm 25:6-7

Day 205: July 24: Deuteronomy 32:1-27 & Psalm 25:8-9

Day 206: July 25: Deuteronomy 32:28-52 & Psalm  25:10-11

Day 207: July 26: Deuteronomy 33:1-29 & Psalm 25:12-13

Day 208: July 27: Deuteronomy 34:1-12 & Psalm 25:14

Day 209: July 28: Job 1:1-22 & Psalm 25:15

Audio Commentary #DSp12 – David Spear – Job 1:1-5

Audio Commentary #DSp13 – David Spear – Job 1:6-12

Audio Commentary #DSp14 – David Spear – Job 1:13-22

Audio Commentary #DSp15 – David Spear – Job 1:13-22

Audio Commentary # kw4 – Kent Williams – Job 1:21-22

Audio Commentary #hh197 – Hank Hanegraaff – Job 1:21

Day 210: July 29: Job 2:1-13 & Psalm 25:16-18

Audio Commentary #DSp16 – David Spear – Job 2:1-6

Audio Commentary #DSp17 – David Spear – Job 2:7-10

Day 211: July 30: Job 3:1-26 & Psalm 25:19-22

Audio Commentary #hh197 – Hank Hanegraaff – Job 3:25

Day 212: July 31: Job 4:1-21 & Psalm 26:1

November 26th, 2011

President Abraham Lincoln declared a National Holiday for the United States of America in 1863, with the following “Thanksgiving Proclamation”.

“It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God; to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations are blessed whose God is the Lord.

Know that by His divine law, nations, like individuals, are subject to punishments and chastisements in this world.  May we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war which now desolates the land may be a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole people?

We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown.

But we have forgotten God.  We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.  Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that God should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people.  I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at the sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November as a day of Thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.”

A. Lincoln, October 3, 1863

May 14th, 2010

Who are the Nephilim in Genesis 6 ?

Gen 6:1-5 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. And the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” There were giants (Nephilim) on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.

The sons of God refers to the descendents of Seth, while the daughters of men refers to the descendents of Cain. In other words, the righteous line of Seth intermarried with the unrighteous line of Cain resulting in the corruption of society.

Several statements in Genesis about Seth’s descendants indicate that sons of God applies to them.

They “began to call upon the name of the Lord” (Gen 4:26)

“walked with God” (Gen 5:24)

“found favor in the eyes of the Lord” (Gen 6:8)

Adam was created in God’s image and that Seth was begotten in Adam’s image. The implication is that the line of Adam through Seth constitutes the sons of God.  (Gen 5:1-3)

The line of Cain is pictured in exactly the opposite light. Cain is driven out from the presence of God. Lamech, a descendent of Cain, takes two wives, contrary to the standard established in the garden. When Cain murders his brother, God confronts him with his deed; yet, when Lamech commits murder, the absence of God is painfully obvious. Cain laments that his punishment is too great to bear, but Lamech boasts that he is able to take care of himself — he doesn’t need God’s protection. The primary characterization of Cain’s line is that they were becoming increasingly separated from God.

The godly line, who were supposed to walk with God, see the daughters of humankind from the ungodly line and decide for themselves that they are good.

Some hold the view that the Nephilim are mutants; half demon/half human. However, this can’t be true because demons (fallen angels) are nonsexual, nonphysical beings who are incapable of having sexual relations and producing offspring.

Angels don’t marry

Mark 12:24-27 Jesus answered and said to them, “Are you not therefore mistaken, because you do not know the Scriptures nor the power of God?  For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.”

Angels don’t reproduce

Luke 24:39 Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.”

God’s living creations reproduce according to their kind

Gen 1:24 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the  living creature according to its kind”

[Cited Resources: NKJ by God, equip.org (Article: JAG062 by Thomas A. Howe), The complete bible answer book by Hank Hanegraaff]

Kane:  The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. So we’re back to “the sons of God” needing to be defined since we’ve already defined “men” as, well, men. When the Old Testament uses “sons of God” elsewhere, pay attention to what it says. In Job 38:4-7, God says that “…the sons of God shouted for joy” when He laid the foundations of the earth. In fact, some translations, including the New International Version simply say, “angels” instead of “sons of God.” It’s clear here that the phrase refers to angels since no human beings existed when God laid the foundations of the earth. And certainly not the descendants of Seth. It’s also used in Job 1:6.

How Could Fallen Angels Mate With Humans? If you recall, the Bible gives examples where angels were on earth in a human-like form. In Genesis 18-19 we read about angels who looked like men. They even ate and slept. A few chapters later we’re told that 2 angels went to the city of Sodom and the inhabitants simply considered them to be human visitors. Furthermore, if angels couldn’t take the form of man or at least appear like men, how is it that some can “entertain angels unaware” (Hebrews 13:2)? The Bible classifies some angels as “elect” (1 Timothy 5:21) or “holy” (Matthew 25:31; Mark 8:38). All angels were originally holy, enjoying the fellowship of God (Matthew 18:10) and the environment of heaven (Mark 13:32). But at some point other angels opposed God under the leadership of Satan (Matthew 25:41; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6; Ephesians 6:12). In fact, we’re told that when the dark angels fell, they were cast to the earth.

Furthermore, we read of more Nephilim in Numbers 13:33 which was after the flood took place. And the Bible tells us that there were only 8 survivors (Noah and his family) of the flood. So if the Nephilim were merely the result of the descendants of Seth and the descendants of Cain having children, all of those people would have been wiped out by the flood. The Nephilim being mentioned again after the flood suggests that it’s possible that fallen angels again had children with humans. Where else would they come from? After all, those who reported seeing Nephilim in the land of Canaan knew that there were only 8 survivors of the flood and that none of those survivors were Nephilim. So they would have looked pretty silly if they claimed to have seen a race of people that everyone knew died in the flood. But if Nephilim were the offspring of angels mating with humans, they could have been born after the flood even if all the other Nephilim perished.

 

Michael:

If i sit in the back of the room with my back against the back of a chair, what is the meaning of the word back?