Ahab dies in battle and is succeeded by his son Ahaziah who then dies falling from an upper chamber. With that, Elijah passes on his mantle to Elisha and is taken up to heaven.
Part 1. This discusses the military and economic implications of Israel's location within the ancient world.
The vitriolic divisions between left and right today can be abstracted to what each side means when it uses certain word. A case in point is 'insanity.' The left sees the right as 'nutjobs' where the right sees the left as 'unhinged.' While the specific issues are many, they all involve the definition of reality - what is real vs. what is wishful thinking.
Inspired by an article by Doug Wilson. The Bottom of the Empathy Hole
People naturally divide into tribes, either by birth or by culture. In America, we have both, but the most divisive is over culture. In trying to reach people for God, it is important that we speak to them in terms their culture regards as important. The speaker is Matt Behrens.
As the Lamb opens the scroll's first six seals, events happen on the Earth. Where are we in the sequence of seals and what are the events that are yet to come?
Chesed or loving kindness is a major attribute of God, being mentioned over 200 times in the Tanak. When we exercise chesed, we sustain other people and allow God's light to shine through.
After defeating the prophets of Baal, Jezebel threatened Elijah and he fled to Mt. Horeb for an encounter with God. The result of that encounter was that God directed him to pass on his office to Elisha. Jezebel later used her governmental position to murder an innocent man and steal his vineyard on behalf of her husband.
When Balaam is called to curse Israel, he instead gives three blessings. Those blessings mirror the the three Feasts of Ascent given by God.
When Jacob stole Esau's blessing, he set events into motion, both physically and spiritually. The negative consequences of that act would follow him for the rest of his life. It is especially worthy of note that even though God had chosen Jacob to be one of Israel's patriarchs, He did not intervene to short circuit those consequences.
One of the things Y'shua came to do was to set the captives free. Two thousand years later, there are still captives who need to be freed. The problem is that, although He has opened the prison doors, they either don't see it or they are afraid to leave their cells.