Author Archives: Robert Bronkema

December 13, 2019: Day 90 – Malachi 4

The last verse of this chapter, and the last verse of this challenge, is one that I want to look at a bit.  It states: He will turn the hearts of parents to their children… Normally when we speak about … Continue reading

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December 12, 2019: Day 89 – Malachi 3

We have some familiar verses in this chapter that once again appear in our Christian calendar when we come to Advent and specifically John the Baptist.  Look at vs.1 and we hear about the messenger that is being sent ahead … Continue reading

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December 11, 2019: Day 88 – Malachi 2

Once again we have a strongly worded rebuke against the priests of the day.  We didn’t cover this in chapter 1 but it is thought that this was written after the re-establishing of Jerusalem as the center of worship with … Continue reading

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December 10, 2019: Day 87 – Malachi 1

We find ourselves in the last book of the Old Testament, even if in our Challenges we have a few books in the OT that we have to go back over and address since we haven’t quite covered all of … Continue reading

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December 9, 2019: Day 86 – Zechariah 14

As we  close  out Zechariah we begin with destruction and then end with eternal peace and eternal prosperity for the people and the city of Jerusalem.  Remember when Hoover promised a chicken in every pot?  Well this Scripture promises that … Continue reading

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December 8, 2019: Day 85 – Zechariah 13

We are given another image, and that of a fountain.  The purpose of this fountain is for cleansing of sin and impurity.  An image that I have ingrained in my mind is outside the blue mosque in Istanbul there are … Continue reading

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December 7, 2019: Day 84 – Zechariah 12

We get a hopeful word today that the Lord will come back and be on the side of Israel once again.  I know, it can make your head spin, but there are some really nice verses here, especially for those … Continue reading

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December 6, 2019: Day 83 – Zechariah 11

We have another oracle, replete with images and visions, against the shepherd, those charged with caring for the flock.  These would be the priests and those who had charge of the souls of the people of Israel.  The Lord says … Continue reading

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December 5, 2019: Day 82 – Zechariah 10

We have transitioned from apocalyptic visions to a pretty routine prophecy about what will be and what has been.  We see a picture of the provision of the Lord as the one who provides rain which allows the fields to … Continue reading

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December 4, 2019: Day 81 – Zechariah 9

In the midst of a pretty dark chapter, what is called an oracle here, we find verses that we have used for centuries which shape and mold our understanding of the joyous and victorious entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on … Continue reading

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