Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Amos warned, "Prepare to meet  --------  ----------, O Israel!"

2. Amos requested, "But let ------- run down like water, And ------- like a mighty stream."

3. Sentence completion: Amos said of himself, "I was no prophet, Nor......"

1. "Your God" (Amos 4:12) Israel would meet God in the form of the invading army of Assyria. That army would be His Instrument of judgment.
2. "Justice... righteousness" Amos 5:24).
3. Was I a son of a prophet" (Amos 7:14).

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Joel prophesied judgment on the gentile nations after the restoration of Judah, He described  "Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of  --------! For  the day of the Lord is near in the valley of  -------."

2. Amos wrote of oppressors, "They sell the righteous for silver, And the poor for a  ------- of  ------."

3. Sentence completion: Amos asked, "Can two walk together......"

1. "Decision...decision" (Joel 3:14).
2. "Pair.....sandals" (Amos 2:6).
3. "Unless they are agreed" (Amos 3:3). This is the first in a series of rhetorical questions that assume a negative answer. Israel and the Lord are in disagreement because of Israel's sin. They cannot expect blessing from God. (vv.3-6).

Monday, October 29, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1.Sentence completion:  Joel prophesied , The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into
blood, Before the coming of the ..."

2. Paul in Romans echoed Joel's promise of deliverance,  "That whoever calls on ....."

3. Fill in the blanks: Joel advised the gentile nations to prepare for war: "Beat your plowshares into  
-------- And your pruning hooks into  --------- ; Let the weak say, "I am strong."

1. "Great and terrible day of the Lord" (Joel 2:31).
2. "The name of the Lord Shall be saved" (Joel 2:32; Rom. 10:13).  Joel anticipated deliverance from the physical disaster of the day of the Lord. Paul anticipated deliverance from the spiritual disaster of judgment for sin.
3. "Swords...spears" (Joel 3:10). Isaiah and Micah, on the other hand, anticipated a time when Israel could beat its weapons into agricultural tools, the reverse of Joel's advice (Is 2:4; Mic. 4:3).

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks:  In describing the locust-like army of Judah's invaders, Joel said,  "They run like mighty men, They climb the wall like  -------- of  -------; Every one marches in formation, And they do not break ------- ."

2. Joel described nature's response to the relentless approach of Judah's invaders: "The earth  -------
before them, The  ------- tremble; The sun and moon grow -------, And the  -------- diminish their brightness."

3. Joel advised  Judah to repent and be saved from the disastrous, approaching army: "So rend your
-------, and not your garments; Return to the Lord your God.

1. "Men....war......ranks" (Joel 2:7).
2. "Quakes.....heavens....dark......stars" (Joel 2:10)  The literal fulfillment of this prophecy will come in the last days; its preliminary fulfillment came when the Babylonians captured Jerusalem.
3. "Heart" (Joel 2:13).

Friday, October 26, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Hosea complained , "Ephraim has  -------  himself among the peoples; Ephraim is a  --------- unturned."

2. Hosea advised,  "Break up your  --------  ------, For it is time to seek the Lord."

3. In his prophecy of the imminent invasion of Judah, Joel described it as " A day of darkness and 
--------,  A day of clouds and thick  --------, Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains."

1. "Mixed......cake"  (Hos. 7:8).
2. "Fallow ground" (Hos. 10:12). The Lord was complaining about the harvest of wickedness
in the nation of Israel (v. 13) and encouraged the nation to prepare itself for a planting and harvest of righteousness.
3. "Gloominess.....darkness" (Joel 2:2).

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1.  Fill in the blanks: Hosea wrote of God, "I drew them with gentle cords, With ------- of -------."

2. God told Hosea,  "Go take yourself a wife of  ------- And -------- of -------."

3. Sentence completion: Hosea concluded, "My people are destroyed for ......"

1. "" (Hos. 11:4).
2. "Harlotry...children......harlotry" (Hos. 1:2).
3. "Lack of knowledge". (Hos. 4: 6).

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Gabriel explained to Daniel that from the "command To restore and build  -------
 Until  -------- the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks......"

2. Multiple choice:  What did Daniel say would be set up when the sanctuary was defiled and the sacrifices were taken away? (a)  abomination of desolation; (b) an altar to Dagon; or (c) the tables for sellers and moneychangers.

3. Sentence completion:  After Daniel received the prophecy of the resurrections, he was instructed to "shut up the words, and seal the book until the ......"

1. "Jerusalem... Messiah" (Dan. 9: 25).
2. (a) The abomination of desolation (Dan. 11:31).  Antiochus Epiphanes set up a statue of Zeus in the temple at Jerusalem and sacrificed a sow on the altar in the second century B.C.  But  Jesus looked to yet future desecration of greater magnitude (Mark 13:14).
3. "Time of the end" (Dan. 12:4). The angel who spoke to the apostle John alluded to this verse when he said, "Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand"
Rev. 22:10). The angel implied that the time for the fulfillment of Daniel's predictions are at hand too.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: According to two of Darius's governors, "It is the law of the  ------- and -------
that no decree or statute  which the king establishes may be changed."

2. Sentence completion: When Darius checked on Daniel in the lion's den Daniel reassured him concerning his condition, "My God sent His angel and ......"

3. In his interpretation of the horn of the fourth beast, Daniel said, "He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to ...."

1. "Medes...Persians" (Dan. 6:15).
2. "Shut the lions mouths, so that they have not hurt me" (Dan. 6:22).
3. "Change times and law" (Dan. 7:25). The horn of the beast sprang up to replace three of the original ten horns (vv.20, 24).

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blank: All King Nebuchadnezzar's men witnessed that the fire had no effect on Shadrach, Meshach, and  Abed-Nego; neither their hair nor their clothes were burned, "and the  -------
of fire was not on them."

2. Sentence completion: The inscription that King Belshazzar saw on the wall said.....

3. Fill in the blank: The men of Darius's court who wished to find fault with  Daniel knew they could find nothing against  him unless it concerned  "the  --------- of his God."

1. "Smell" (Dan. 3:27).
2. "MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN" (Dan.5:25). Belshazzar brought the judgment of God upon himself by using the captured vessels of the temple in a debauched banquet (vv. 1-4).
3. "Law" (Dan. 6:5).

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Ezekiel prophesied this promise of God to restored Israel in the valley of the dry bones, "I will put  -------  ------ in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it."

2. Sentence completion: In his prayer, Daniel praised God for revealing Nebuchadnezzar's dream to him by saying, "He reveals deep and ..."

3. When Nebuchadnezzar had commanded everyone to worship on command the image he had made, the herald announced: "Whoever does not fall down and worship shall be..."

1. "My Spirit" (Ezek. 37:14).
2. "Secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him" (Dan.2:22).
3. "Cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace" (Dan. 3:6).

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Ezekiel prophesied of Israel returned to the Lord, He would sprinkle them with clean water and they would be clean; "I will cleanse you from all your  --------- and from all your
2. God asked Ezekiel,  "Son of man, can these bones --------- ?"
3. When Ezekiel prophesied, "breath came into them [the slain], and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great -------- ."
1. "Filthiness.....idols" (Ezek. 36:25).
2. "Live" ( Ezek.37:3). The dead bones represented the nation of Israel dispersed  among the nations.
God's question involved whether Israel would be a live nation again.
3. "Army" (Ezek. 37:10). This represented a time in the future when Israel would become alive to God and filled with His spirit.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. True or false?  The word of the Lord came to Ezekiel, saying , "Son of man, set your face against Magog, of the land of Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him."

2. Fill in the blanks: Ezekiel prophesied these words from God, "Woe to the   --------- of Israel who feed  --------!"

3. Ezekiel prophesied of Israel's shepherd, "I will establish one  shepherd over them, and he shall feed them---My servant  ---------."

1. False. "Set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog" (Ezek. 38:2).
2. "Shepherds......themselves" (Ezek. 34:2). Ezekiel condemned the priests of Israel (v. 3).
3. "David" (Ezek.34:23).

Monday, October 15, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Multiple choice: Over the king of what city did Ezekiel lament, "You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you"?  (a) Jerusalem; (b) Samaria; or (c) Tyre.

2. Fill in the blanks: Ezekiel lamented of the king of Tyre: "Your heart was lifted up  because of your 
------- ; You corrupted your  -------- for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, That they might gaze at you."

3. Ezekiel preached that  God had no desire for the wicked to die; rather, He wanted them to repent and live. "For why should you die, --------  -------- of   --------?"

1. (c) Tyre (Ezek. 28:12, 15).
2. "Beauty....wisdom" Ezek. 28: 17).
3. "O  house......Israel". (Ezek. 33: 11).

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Sentence completion: God instructed Ezekiel that each man is answerable for himself: "Behold, all souls are Mine; The soul of the father As well as the soul of the son is Mine; The soul who sins....."

2. God  said to Ezekiel concerning Jerusalem, "So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found..."

3. Fill in the blanks: Ezekiel wrote a parable of two sisters who "committed harlotry in Egypt... Their names:  --------  the elder and  ------ her sister."

1. "Shall die" (Ezek. 18:4).
2. "No one" (Ezek. 22:30).
3. "Oholah...Oholibah" (Ezek. 23:3,4).  "Samaria is Oholah, and Jerusalem is Oholibah," the capitals of the northern and southern kingdoms. The story is about the harlotry of both sisters and about the greater wickedness of the second sister who learned nothing from the fall of the first one.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: God told Ezekiel that Jerusalem would be destroyed . "Though these three men, 
-------- , ----------, and ----------, were in it, they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness."

2. Sentence completion: Ezekiel, in his picture of Jerusalem as an unfaithful wife, said to them, "Indeed everyone who quotes proverbs will use this proverb against you: 'Like mother...!

3. Fill in the blank: Ezekiel pictured Jerusalem's beginnings as an abandoned infant. God said to her,
"And when I passed by you and saw you struggling in your own blood, I said to you in your blood,

1. "Noah... Daniel... Job" (Ezek. 14:14).
2. "Like daughter". (Ezek. 16: 44).
3. "Live" (Ezek. 16:6).

Friday, October 12, 2012

When You Debate

English Standard Version
If a wise man has a argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.
Proverbs 29:9

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Sentence completion: God told Ezekiel that if the wicked man died in his iniquity without being warned so that he might be saved, "His blood I will..."

2. Fill in the blanks: When Ezekiel saw the vision of the cherubim and wheels in Jerusalem, "the
----------  of the  ----------departed from the threshold of the  -------- and stood over the cherubim".

3. As a sign to Israel, God told Ezekiel to "eat your bread with  -------, and drink your water with  ------ and anxiety."

1. "Require at your hand" (Ezek. 3:18).
2. "Glory...Lord...temple" (Ezek. 10:18).
3. "Quaking...trembling (Ezek. 12:18).

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Multiple choice: What  did God cause Ezekiel to eat that Ezekiel described as "in my mouth like honey in sweetness"?  (a) Locusts; (b) a scroll; or (c) bread.

2. Fill in the blanks: When God warned Ezekiel that Israel would not listen to what he told them, He said, "Behold, I have made your  ---------  strong against their  --------, and your  ------- strong against their -------."

3. Sentence completion: Ezekiel delivered this message from God to Israel concerning the Babylonian conquest: "My eye will not spare you, Nor will I have pity; But I will repay your ways, And your abominations will be in your midst; Then you...!

1. (b) A scroll (Ezek. 3:3) The contents of the scroll was the message Ezekiel was to deliver to the exiles in Babylon (v.4).
2. Face...faces...forehead...foreheads" (Ezek. 3:8).
3. "Shall know that I am the Lord" (Ezek. 7:4).

Monday, October 8, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Sentence completion: When God told Jeremiah that Israel would be restored and the land inhabited again, Jeremiah prayed, "Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is..."

2. Fill in the blank: In reconfirming the new covenant with His people, God told Jeremiah," -------
shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel."

3. Multiple choice: In Ezekiel's vision of the four cherubim, each of the four had a face of the following except: (a) An eagle; (b) a fox; or (c) a man.

1. "Nothing too hard for You" (Jer. 32:17).
2. "David" (Jer. 33:17). The man who will sit on David's throne will be "a Branch of righteousness, "
the Messiah (v. 15).
3. (b) A fox (Ezek. 1:10).

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1.Fill in the blanks:In his first letter to the exiles in Babylon, Jeremiah said, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a  -------- and
a  -------. "

2. Sentence completion: Jeremiah wrote this message from God to the exiles in Babylon. "And you will seek Me and find Me, when you...."

3. Multiple choice: When they are restored, what did Jeremiah say God would make with the houses of Judah and Israel? (a) A new covenant; (b) a new nation; or (c) a new temple.

1. "Future...hope" (Jer. 29:11).
2. "Search for Me with all your heart" (Jer. 29:13).
3. (a) A new covenant (Jer. 31:31).

Friday, October 5, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Multiple choice: What did Jeremiah curse in his misery, when he was put in stocks? (a) His mother for giving him life; (b) becoming a prophet; (c) the day he was born.

2. Fill in the blanks: According to Jeremiah, the name of the rightous king which God will put over Israel and Judah  to save them and to keep them safe will be "THE LORD ------  -------."

3. Sentence completion: After twenty-three years of speaking God's word to the people, Jeremiah told them, "And the Lord has sent to you all His servants  the prophets, rising early and sending them, but you have not listened nor...."

1. (c) The day he was born (Jer.20:14). He did not curse God while ruing the difficulty of the life of a prophet. He praised God and His  power (vv. 11-13).
2. "OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS" (Jer. 23:6).
3. "Inclined your ear to hear" (Jer. 25:4).

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Multiple choice: In Jeremiah's prayer concerning the drought, what did he tell God was "the joy and rejoicing of my heart"? (a) His judgment; (b) His word; or (c) His vengeance.

2. Fill in the blanks: The Lord told Jeremiah, "I... search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ------- , And according to the   -------  of his doings."

3. God told Jeremiah He planned to remold marred Israel when He  said. "As the  ------- is in the  -----hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!"

1. (b) His word (Jer. 15:16).
2." Ways....fruit" (Jer. 17:10).
3. "Clay.....potter's " (Jer. 18:6). The potter did not throw away the clay of a misshapen vessel. He
crushed the bad pot and remolded the clay into a good one (v. 4).

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Familiar Phrases

By The Garden of Tomb

1. Fill in the blanks: God instructed  Jeremiah that His people had committed two evils: "They have  ---------  Me, the fountain of   -------- waters, And hewn themselves   ----------  broken  -------- that can hold no water."
2. Sentence completion: One of the charges Jeremiah brought against Jerusalem was that everyone from the priest to the prophet lied. "They have also healed the hurt of My people slightly, Saying,......".
3. Fill in the blanks: Jeremiah said that those accustomed to doing evil are as likely to do good as the leopard is to change his  --------- or the Ethiopian his  ---------.
1. """ (Jer. 2:13).
2. Peace, peace!" When there is no peace". (Jer. 6:14).
3. (Jer. 13:23).

Monday, October 1, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah ends with words of judgment Jesus would later quote. "For their  ------- does not die, And their  -------- is not quenched."

2. When God called Jeremiah to be His prophet, Jeremiah responded, "Ah, Lord God!, Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a -------- ."

3. Sentence completion: Jeremiah wrote, "The heart is deceitful above all things, And ...?

1. "Worm... fire" (Is.66:24; Mark 9:44, 46, 48). This judgment was pronounced against those who will oppose the Lord in the final battle of good and evil.
2, "Youth" (Jer. 1:6). The response of the Lord was that age was not the deciding factor. The  important thing would be that the Lord would command  Jeremiah what to say (v.7).
3. "Desperately wicked; Who can know it" (Jer. 17:9). Jeremiah immediately answered his own question, "I the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind" (V. 10).