Category Archives: plan of God

no coincidences

no coincidences Acts 23:12-22 (JDV) Acts 23:12 When it was morning, the Jews formed a mob and bound themselves under a curse not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul. Acts 23:13 There were more than forty who … Continue reading

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the next step in his plan

the next step in his plan Acts 22:30-23:11 (JDV) Acts 22:30 The next day, since he wanted to find out exactly why Paul was being accused by the Jews, he released him and instructed the chief priests and all the … Continue reading

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not knowing

not knowing Acts 20:13-38 (JDV) Acts 20:13 We went on ahead to the ship and sailed for Assos, where we were going to pick up Paul, because these were his instructions, since he himself was going by land. Acts 20:14 … Continue reading

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letting them go

letting them go Acts 13:1-3 (JDV) Acts 13:1 Now in the congregation at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen, a close friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. Acts 13:2 … Continue reading

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other peoples’ future

  Deuteronomy 2:22-23 (JDV) Deuteronomy 2:22 This was just as he had done for the descendants of Esau who lived in Seir, when he exterminated the Horites ahead of them; they took possession from them and have lived in their … Continue reading

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pine boxes

  Deuteronomy 2:16-21 (JDV) Deuteronomy 2:16 “When all the fighting men had died among the people, Deuteronomy 2:17 Yahveh spoke to me, and this is what he said: Deuteronomy 2:18 ‘Today you are going to cross the border of Moab … Continue reading

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long waits

  Deuteronomy 2:13-15 (JDV) Deuteronomy 2:13 “Yahveh said, ‘Now get up and cross the Zered Valley.’ So we crossed the Zered Valley. Deuteronomy 2:14 The time we spent traveling from Kadesh-barnea until we crossed the Zered Valley was thirty-eight years … Continue reading

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convergence of divine wills

Ephesians 1:11-12 (JDV) Ephesians 1:11 In him we have also received an inheritance, because we were predestined according to the plan1 of the one who achieves2 everything in agreement with the purpose3 of his preference, Ephesians 1:12 so that we … Continue reading

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theology-experience disconnect

Joel 2:25-27 (JDV) Joel 2:25 I will repay you for the years that the winging stage locust ate, the crawling stage locust, the destroying locust, and the recently mature locust– my great army that I sent against you. Joel 2:26 … Continue reading

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the fate of the invader

Joel 2:20 (JDV) Joel 2:20 I will drive the northern invader far from you and banish him to a dry and open land, his front ranks into the Dead Sea, and his rear guard into the Mediterranean Sea. His stink … Continue reading

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