Category Archives: God’s Providence

Prophecy: A Ram, A Goat, And A Little Horn

Daniel 8 records a vision of Daniel.  This vision is said to have occurred in the third year of the reign of Belshazzar (Daniel 8:1).  Belshazzar was co-regent with his father Nabonidus (cf. Daniel 5:7, 29).  He was the last … Continue reading

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The Adversary (Part 1)

The more one understands about an opponent, the better prepared one is to deal with an opponent.  Consider: (1) This is true in sports.  Teams spend a great deal of time studying video of opponents.  They want to understand strengths … Continue reading

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Let Us Give Thanks

The book of Psalms is filled with expressions of thanks to God.  The words “thanks” and “thanksgiving” appear 30 times in the book of Psalms.  Nave’s topical Bible classifies 37 Psalms as Psalms which offer thanksgiving to God (9, 18, … Continue reading

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Angels (Part Two)

The word “angel” means “messenger.”  This is true of both the Old Testament word (malak), and the New Testament word (angelos).  These words are used of human messengers (e.g. Genesis 32:3; Numbers 21:21; 2 Chronicles 36:15; Haggai 1:13; Malachi 1:1 … Continue reading

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Miracles (Part 1)

Miracles are a part of the Biblical record. They occur in both the Old Testament and in the New Testament. Jimmy Jividen listed the references to miracles in the Gospel accounts and New Testament record: (1) Matthew – general references … Continue reading

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“When… Without Strength”

In Romans 4:12, 16-17a, we are told that we need to have the faith of Abraham.  Without such faith is impossible to please Him (Hebrews 11:6). Paul, then provides an illustration of Abraham’s faith (Romans 4:17-22).  When Abraham’s having a … Continue reading

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The Providence Of God

The Providence of God refers to God’s working in this world through natural laws. It should be viewed as distinct from a miracle which is God’s super-natural working. Here are some examples of the difference: (1) Mary’s virgin conception (Matthew … Continue reading

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