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Religious Nigeria led the world in Christians killed for their faith in the twelve months ended September 2021, at 4,650, up from 3,530 the previous year, according to Open Doors’ 2022 World Watch List report. The number of kidnapped Christians was also highest in Nigeria, at more than 2,500, up from 990 the previous year, according to the WWL report. Nigeria trailed only China in the number of churches attacked, with 470 cases, according to the report. In the 2022 World Watch []

Today In Prophecy

Global Financial Crisis “They cast their silver into the streets, and their gold is like an unclean thing; their silver and gold arenot able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD; they cannot satisfy their hunger or filltheir stomachs with it” (Ezekiel 7:19, scriptures from the RSV unless otherwise noted). The pandemic lockdown combined with massive government relief programs has seriously weakened economies around the world. Russian sanctions resulting from the invasion of Ukraine have caused spikes []

The Prophecy of Jeremiah 33

Thanks Under Duress “Give thanks to the LORD of hosts, for the LORD is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” (Jeremiah 33:11, scriptures from Revised Standard Version unless otherwise noted). By Jeff Earl Jeremiah chapter 32 describes the siege of Jerusalem by the army of Babylon and Jeremiah’s prophecy that the city would be taken, and King Zedekiah captured and taken to Babylon. Jeremiah was directed by God to buy the field at Anathoth from his cousin, with the deed of []

Psalm 145

A Song of Praise “The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works” (Psalms 145:8-9). By Len Griehs Psalm 145 is solely designated in the text as “David’s song of praise.” However, the remainder, 146-150, might be so classified as well, each beginning with the translated word, “Hallelujah!” or “Praise Ye Jehovah” (RVIC). This provides inspiration for reading them together as []

What Shall I Render Unto Jehovah?

A Song of Thanksgiving “What shall I render unto Jehovah for all his benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of Jehovah” (Psalms 116:12-13, scriptures from RVIC, unless otherwise noted). By Keith Belhumeur The 116th Psalm is a love song of thanksgiving and praise to Jehovah for deliverance from a personal life and death situation, most likely experienced by King David himself. It is one of the Egyptian Hallel Psalms (Psalms 113-118) which came []