Archive for December, 2022

This Week in Prophecy: Temple Half Shekel, Natural Gas, Depopulation, COVID XBB 1.5

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2022 by paulthepoke

Exodus 30:13-16 This is what everyone who is numbered shall give: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs), half a shekel as a contribution to the Lord. Everyone who is numbered, from twenty years old and over, shall give the contribution to the Lord. The rich shall not pay more and the poor shall not pay less than the half shekel, when you give the contribution to the Lord to make atonement for yourselves. You shall take the atonement money from the sons of Israel and shall give it for the service of the tent of meeting, that it may be a memorial for the sons of Israel before the Lord, to make atonement for yourselves.”

December, 2022, Jerusalem, Ophel Excavations: A half shekel coin from 66 -70 AD has been found.

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-724924

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Ezekiel 38:10-12 “Thus says the Lord GOD: On that day, thoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil scheme and say, ‘I will go up against the land of unwalled villages. I will fall upon the quiet people who dwell securely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having no bars or gates,’ to seize spoil and carry off plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places that are now inhabited, and the people who were gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell at the center of the earth.

Will Israel expand its drilling program in the Mediterranean Sea? Europe is starving for a new source of natural gas. Israel continues to search for more energy resources in the Mediterranean. The Knesset Research Center believes Israel could provide 900 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/12/israel-expected-increase-natural-gas-drilling-2023#ixzz7p4DmyuTA

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Russia and Iran continue to move away from the dollar.

https://oilprice.com/Geopolitics/International/Iran-And-Russia-Accelerate-De-Dollarization-Push.html

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Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

This is the first commandment given to humanity. Have sex and produce children, lots of ’em! Three times!

  1. Be fruitful
  2. Multiply
  3. Fill the earth

460,000,000/8,000,000,000 = 0.0575

The World Economic Forum is recommending approximately a 95% reduction of the population. This is not a conspiracy theory. These are public statements and open forums. Listen to their words. This recommendation is not in line with God’s mandate to Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. This agenda is evil.

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Luke 21:11b …and in various places famines and pestilences. -Jesus

Dr. Eric Ding is sounding the alarm. A new COVID variant is emerging, XBB 1.5 or #XBB15 on Twitter. Dr. Ding is an epidemiologist & health economist. He spent 16 years at Harvard.

The following is from Wikipedia.

Eric Liang Feigl-Ding (born March 28, 1983) is an American public health scientist who is currently an epidemiologist and Chief of COVID Task Force at the New England Complex Systems Institute. He was formerly a faculty member and researcher at Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is also the Chief Health Economist for Microclinic International, and co-founder of the World Health Network.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Feigl-Ding

Dr. Ding is calling out the CDC for being asleep at the wheel with the latest COVID variant.

Separate from what is emerging in the United States and England, China is getting hammered by a significant COVID outbreak. Experts estimate up to 9,000 deaths per day with infections up to an estimated 18,600,000 people.

Airfinity is a United Kingdom health data firm.

Airfinity expects China’s Covid infections to reach their first peak on 13 January with 3.7m cases a day. Airfinity expects deaths to peak on 23 January with about 25,000 a day, with cumulative deaths reaching 584,000 since December.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/dec/30/china-covid-experts-estimate-9000-deaths-a-day-as-us-says-it-may-sample-wastewater-from-planes

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Take Heed! Charles Nenner, Paul Lehr, and Michael Douville discuss the Markets and End Times!

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Michael Douville, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on December 28, 2022 by paulthepoke

The conversation was 2 hours long: amazing, candid, tying Old Testament and New Testament Biblical Prophecy to the current Geopolitical and Economic problems of today. This is the economic portion… LOL!!! Only 20 minutes.

If there is enough interest, I will publish the remainder.

Charles Nenner has been Head of Proprietary Trading at Goldman Sachs. Dr. Nenner was an Advisor to President George Bush. He is often a guest on CNBC and Bloomberg. In this video, Nenner discusses his Cycle Research with Paul Lehr.

Paul Lehr is a Biblical Scholar. He is author of a series of books including the Rapture, The Bride Redeemed. Paul is a contributor to GodInANutshell Productions. Paul Lehr is the Host, Editor and Publisher of www.PaulthePoke.com.

Photo: Wikipedia

Charts for a possible, sudden stock crash are shown in an overlay of the current S&P Index and the 1929 Crash. Charts are tracing out the same pattern. Is a Crash Imminent? Maybe, the economics are deteriorating.

How do the Economic and Geopolitics of Dr. Nenner’s work align with Biblical Prophecy?

https://michaeldouville.com/

This was an amazing and candid 2-hour discussion that does not lend itself well to editing for YouTube. If there is additional interest, please leave a comment.

For a free 30-day Research Newsletter from Charles Nenner: www.charlesnenner.com.

For books authored by Paul Lehr… https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Lehr/e/B09W8FB77N

Birth of Jesus: City of Bethlehem, Migdal Eder

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Christmas, Gospel, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2022 by paulthepoke

Micah 4:8 As for you, tower of the flockhill of the daughter of Zion, to you it will come, even the former dominion will come, the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.

Many believe this is the location and address of the birth of Jesus Christ. The address is the “tower of the flock”. In the original Hebrew, it is “migdal eder”.

Per Strong’s Concordance, migdal eder means: tower of the flock.

The following paragraph is from The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, Alfred Edersheim.

At the time of the birth of Jesus, Migdal Eder was a specific place. It was the location where shepherds brought their sheep. The sheep were to be sacrificed at the Temple. These were not just any flock and herd. The shepherds who kept them were men who were specifically trained for this royal task. They were educated in what an animal that was to be sacrificed had to be and it was their job to make sure that none of the animals were hurt, damaged or blemished. During lambing season the sheep were brought to the tower from the fields, as the lower level functioned as the birthing room for sacrificial lambs. Being themselves under special rabbinical care, these priests would strictly maintain a ceremonially clean birthing place. Once birthed, the priestly shepherds would routinely place the lambs in the hewn depression of a limestone rock known as “the manger” and “wrap the newborn lambs in swaddling clothes,” preventing them from thrashing about and harming themselves “until they had calmed down” so they could be inspected for the quality of being “without spot or blemish”.

Custom of the day utilized swaddling cloths for newborn infants as well as sacrificial lambs. These cloths or bands were also used for restraining lambs prior to sacrifice. The swaddling bands held the lambs for inspection to insure they met the standard set forth in the law (Numbers 28:3, Exodus 12:1-6). The lambs were restrained to keep them from harming themselves and disqualifying them from sacrifice. Lambs had to be without blemish.

See also http://hethathasanear.com/Birth.html

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Today, the exact location of Migdal Eder is speculation.

Luke 2:7 She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the village inn.

The angel had directions for the shepherds in the hills. 

Luke 2:12 “This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Notice, the shepherds did not need guidance. Migdal Eder was a destination. Any shepherd in the area knew the exact location. Directions were not necessary. These guys knew the specific address.

Luke 2:15 When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, “Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us.”

Luke 2:16 So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger.

Jesus, the Lamb of God, was born in the same location as sacrificial lambs for the Temple. Jesus was wrapped “snugly” in swaddling cloth like a sacrificial lamb for inspection.

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This Week in Prophecy: Abraham Accords, Global Inflation, Aussie Social Credit, Saudis & China, Euthanasia, Respect for Marriage

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Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! May they be secure who love you!

Dateline Rome, Italy: The Abraham Accords Global Leadership Summit was completed from December 7 – 9, 2022. The conference was introduced on the first day. The focus of the conference was to fight discrimination and build economic peace through strengthened political ties. The second session was called “Combating Hate: Creative Strategies”. The third session was titled “Economic Peace”. To close, 30 countries signed off on the summit with an agreement to a “family values pledge.”

Conjecture on the part of the author. I suspect any future covenant signed with focus in and around the 7 Noahide Laws. Time will tell…

https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/1670513171-abraham-accords-summit-focuses-on-combating-hate-building-economic-peace

A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center indicated approximately 2 in 5 Americans believe “we are living in the end times“. Evangelicals and Black Protestants were the most likely to believe in the imminent concept.

Eschatology experts also weighed in and explained how this era we are living is not the end of the world.

However, The Official Expert has told us to be ready. Just sayin’…

Revelation 6:6 “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not harm the oil and wine!”

Global inflation continues to take its toll. Below is a chart looking at rising prices around the planet.

https://cms.zerohedge.com/s3/files/inline-images/2022-12-08_13-41-29.jpg?itok=MgZyXMp0

Inflation has even affected the 12 Days of Christmas.

  1. Partridge in a pear tree: $280.18 (+25.8%)
  2. Two turtledoves: $600 (+33.3%)
  3. Three french hens: $318.75 (+25%)
  4. Four calling birds: $599.96 (0.0%)
  5. Five gold rings: $1,245 (+39.1%)
  6. Six geese-a-laying: $720 (+9.1%)
  7. Seven swans-a-swimming: $13,124.93 (+0.0%)
  8. Eight maids-a-milking: $58 (0.0%)
  9. Nine ladies dancing: $8,308.12 (+10%)
  10. Ten lords-a-leaping: $13,980 (+24.2%)
  11. Eleven Pipers Piping: $3,021.40 (+2.6%)
  12. Twelve Drummers Drumming: $3,266.93 (+2.6%)

Grand Total: $45,523.27 (+10.5%)

https://www.pahomepage.com/news/what-the-12-days-of-christmas-will-cost-you-with-2022s-inflation/

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Australia’s government looks to stop social media trolling and bullying.

For those who want an Australian government approved, fact checked link to the news article and “accurate” content of the policy…

https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/security/government-considering-100-points-of-id-to-get-facebook-tinder-account/news-story/624550c621d662da7d3bd98ff3f0e888

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Ancient Sheba and Dedan Meet With Revelation 9

Riyadh: Chinese President Xi Jinping recently travelled to Saudi Arabia to meet with Mohammed bin Salman.

$30,000,000,000 (30 billion) worth of deals were signed.

The 34 deals struck between Chinese and Saudi firms are in green energy, information technology, cloud services, transport, construction and other sectors.

Multiple other Middle East leaders made the trip to Riyadh to meet with Xi Jinping. These include: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Sudanese de facto head of state Abdul Fattah al-Burhan, Tunisian President Kais Saied, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed al-Sudani, Moroccan Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch, and Lebanese caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati.

“China and Arab states will continue to hold high the banner of non-interference in internal affairs, firmly support each other in safeguarding sovereignty,” Xi Jinping.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-arabia-china-announce-deals-xi-visit

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John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of mankind. And the Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not grasp it.

In 2021, over 10,000 Canadian citizens were euthanized.

A 2017 Canadian study suggested medically-assisted dying could reduce health care spending in the country by as much as $137 million a year.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11507875/America-afraid-Canada-euthanizing-10-000-citizens-year-TOM-LEONARD.html

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Genesis 2:24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

By the way, Jesus quotes this passage from Genesis in the Gospel accounts.

gamos/γάμος: a wedding or marriage, to bind or unite.

In the Bible, the context is between a man and a woman.

Sorry, I am not going to spend time on the cultural definition of marriage. They can speak for themselves.

The Good Lord will have a response.

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Market Overview with Michael Douville & Dr. Charles Nenner, December 2022

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Ecclesiastes 7:12 For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels…

Charles Nenner and Michael Douville discuss the results of Nenner Research.

Bitcoin is discussed and how regular the cycles are clearly delineating the top and bottom creating excellent trading opportunities. Charles’ forecasts are reviewed as well as over 200% in Crypto gains versus an asset loss of 82%.

Bonds are indicating lower rates for a a short time which gives an opportunity to sell property, or refinance.

Charles also is predicting a very difficult economy with social upheaval and geo-political problems.

Time got away from us! This is a little longer than usual, but full of very good and timely information.

Click on the audio/video link below for mathematical analysis, data, and commentary. This video is loaded with content and economic information. Now would be a good time to listen!

Watch the latest interview of Charles Nenner with Michael Douville where they discuss:

1️⃣S&P

2️⃣Problems in the economy

3️⃣Recession, Inflation & Bear Market

4️⃣Gold & Silver

5️⃣Commodity index going down

6️⃣Bonds, Fed Funds & 10-year Treasury

7️⃣Bitcoin & Crypto Currencies

8️⃣Lumber, Lennar & Copper

9️⃣Crude oil is down until the end of the month

🔟Dollar cycle, War Cycle & Social unrest.

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The New Covenant

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Gospel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2022 by paulthepoke

Scripture: Acts 15:1-34

Object Lesson: What is a covenant?

In today’s vernacular, loosely, a covenant is a contract, agreement or a treaty. It depends on the context. It is an agreement that one person agrees to do something, usually if some other person fulfills a condition.

This is the Old Testament word berith: a covenant, treaty, alliance, or league. Simply put, it is an agreement. From God’s perspective, a divine constitution or ordinance with signs or pledges.

As people, humanity struggles as covenant keepers. We are broken sinners.

The covenants that God made with Israel differed than the agreement described above. God made promises to Israel that were not dependent on anything that Israel did. God takes the initiative. He draws up the terms and defines the terms. God guarantees their keeping. Israel does nothing. God swears by His own Word.

Key Theme: The Power of the Blood of Christ

The New Covenant is found in Jeremiah 31:31-34. This everlasting covenant is made with nation Israel. God is the initiator and He is the one to will it to happen. A regenerated heart and mind and forgiveness of sin are promised as part of the agreement.

Jeremiah 31:31-34 “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”

So how does this covenant with nation Israel affect us in the Church Age? The Church and Israel are separate. Nation Israel has yet to receive the benefit of the New Covenant. It is yet future in the Millennial Kingdom. How can this arrangement apply to us? The answer is in the blood of Christ.

Jesus’ death on the cross ushers in and ratifies the New Covenant (Matthew 26:28, Mark 14:24, Luke 22:20, 1 Corinthians 11:25).

It is His blood that is the covenant. The shedding of innocent blood allows for the forgiveness of sin. This is acceptable to God (Hebrews 9:14). According to the Law, all things are cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of innocent blood there is no forgiveness (Hebrews 9:16). Christ’s blood is the bleach that removes the stain of sin. As believers, we get the spiritual benefits of the agreement when we believe that Jesus died as payment for sin. As believers, we are sealed with the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 2:12-16 instructs us that we were separate from Christ and excluded from nation Israel. Translation, we were not a benefactor of the New Covenant. The text teaches us that we were without hope. Thankfully, we were brought near by the blood of Christ. It is the blood of Christ that unifies the two groups (Jew and Gentile) into one group.

Ephesians 2:12-16 …that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.

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Romans 11:17 indicates that Gentiles were grafted into the root of the olive tree. We, Gentiles, were grafted because other original branches, Israel, were broken off. Gentiles get the full benefit of the root.

As we take communion and we hear the words, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” These words are a reminder that we, believers, have the spiritual benefits of the New Covenant: teaching of the Holy Spirit and forgiveness of sin. Communion is in memory of the work of Christ. He died once and for all to bear the sins of many (Hebrews 9:28). It is to be taken seriously (1 Corinthians 11:25-29).

We are to do this until He comes again.

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Tread Gently… Christine McDonald

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Christine "Clarity" McDonald with tags , , , on December 7, 2022 by paulthepoke

Tread lightly, tread gently, my Christian friends.
You never know what brokenness that might have been.
It takes doing, saying a thousand good things
To make one bad experience seem okay.
-Christine McDonald

I share this to remind you that helping hurting individuals isn’t an easy or fast process. Prepare your heart, mind, and actions so you can avoid creating a co–dependent relationship. You want to encourage the individual to identify their own emotions, problem solve on their own, learn new responses, and recover a healthy normal. Oftentimes, they have disassociated from their own emotions and thoughts for so long that they don’t know their own feelings. They may have been a slave to someone else for so long that they don’t know how to think for themselves or problem solve constructively. They may have mastered responses to manage each situation, be it good or bad, but those responses were mastered for others, not themselves.

We can’t be their rescuers. But we can be agents of God’s reconciliation and agents of human flourishing. Our aim should be to help them flourish and grow, to be strong individuals who are able to make choices on their own when they need to, who find their own voice and place in the world, who learn to trust their own abilities, and who experience wholeness as the beings God created them to be.

Contact Information:
Christine C. McDonald
636-487-8986
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“Love your neighbor, all of ’em.” -Christine Clarity McDonald

Attitude Towards God

Posted in #PaulthePoke with tags , , , , , , on December 4, 2022 by paulthepoke

Scripture: 1 Kings 15:9-15; 2 Chronicles 14-15

Key Theme: A positive mental attitude towards God results in obedience and responsive action to God’s word. In return, God responds to obedience to His Word.

Asa was a good king of the southern kingdom, Judah. His mental attitude and actions towards God dictated God’s response to Judah and King Asa both positively and negatively. Asa’s mental attitude resulted in physical action and deeds. Ultimately, there are consequences to our obedience of God’s Word.

Asa’s actions were the result of his attitude. His attitude is expressed in…

1 Kings 15:11 Asa did what was right in the sight of the Lord.

1 Kings 15:14b- nevertheless the heart of Asa was wholly devoted to the Lord all his days.

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Because of this mental attitude, Asa was obedient to the Lord in regard to His commandments.

Societal reforms were made by Asa according to God’s Commandments. Asa called on Judah to worship the one true God in 2 Chronicles 15:10-15. As a result, the Lord gave them rest on every side.

Asa called for the removal of male cult prostitution and idolatry in the land in 1 Kings 15:12.

Asa sacrificed precious metals and dedicated family items to the Lord in 1 Kings 15:15. This resulted in peace and prosperity with fortified cities.

Military and political decisions were driven by Asa’s attitude toward God. A result of Asa’s convictions was that citizens from Israel defected to him when they saw that the Lord was with Asa (2 Chronicles 15:9).

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In military affairs, there are two examples of Asa’s mental attitude. One is positive towards God and the other is negative.

When confronted with the Ethiopians, Asa turned to God. Asa called on the Lord in battle. God responded and the Lord routed Ethiopia. The dread of the Lord had fallen on the Ethiopians.  Judah enjoyed the spoils of victory with plunder and livestock (2 Chronicles 14).

The second example involves Asa against the Kingdom of Israel. Instead of trusting in the Lord, Asa turned to the king of Aram in Damascus. Asa requested a treaty for safety with the King of Aram and gave him silver and gold. There were consequences for trusting in the King of Aram instead of God. Hanani the prophet indicated that the army of the King of Aram had escaped from his hand and that there would be wars in Asa’s land (2 Chronicles 16:1-8).

When Asa turned from God, his kingdom began to suffer. He imprisoned the prophet out of anger. Asa turned on his people and oppressed them. Ultimately, he became sick with diseased feet. Instead of turning to the Lord, he turned and trusted physicians. Asa died two years later (2 Chronicles 16:9-13).

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Asa trusted in the Lord for the first 35 years of his reign. Judah benefited during this time with peace and prosperity. In the last six years of Asa’s reign, he turned away from God. The kingdom declined, war returned, and the people were oppressed. Asa was obedient to God in his early years, but failed late in life in regards to his mental attitude.

God makes it clear that He wishes for obedience. There are consequences for our choice of mental attitude towards God. The prophet Azariah indicated to Asa:

2 Chronicles 15:2b the Lord is with you when you are with Him. And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.

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God indicates that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD roam throughout the earth, so that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. You have acted foolishly in this. Indeed, from now on you will have wars.

Israel’s collective heart was not devoted to the Lord God. As a result…

2 Chronicles 15:6b When there was absence of God in Israel, God troubled them with every kind of distress.

But God is true to His Word, 2 Chronicles 15:7 “but you, be strong and do not lose courage, for there is reward for your work…”.

Be sure, that your work is born out of your heart and obedience to God’s Word.

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