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He Knows Them

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I have been teaching the Bible for over twenty years and I have found out the more we dig the bible the more God gives us new revelations

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Potter And Clay

Potter And Clay

Prophet Jonah Thrown into the sea

Prophet Jonah Thrown into the sea

Interaction brings deeper knowledge about the Person

Interaction brings deeper knowledge about the Person

Candle: Our Spirit is the candle of the Lord

Candle: Our Spirit is the candle of the Lord

Nathanael under the fig tree

Nathanael under the fig tree

Secret place

Secret place

Home Surveillance

Home Surveillance

Ancient Weapons of War in the Armory

Ancient Weapons of War in the Armory

Reading Bible with one's children and family

Reading Bible with one's children and family

Wealth

Wealth

He Knows Them

Introduction
This topic, “He Knows Them” that I want to talk on is essentially taken from the book of Prophet Nahum chapter one and the seventh verse that says,
"The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble: and he knoweth them that trust in him".
It is the "b" part of this verse that I want to talk on.

Brief History

Nahum is a name that means comfort or consolation. He was one of the minor prophets in Israel whose prophecies we can find in the bible. He prophesied concerning the city of Nineveh. All Bible students shall recollect that we used to read about Prophet Jonah's prophesy concerning Nineveh. The people of Nineveh during the time of Prophet Jonah's utterances repented and God pardoned them, but they were soon to return to their vomit as such, Prophet Nahum was sent to prophesy against them at a later time. He prophesied that the Lord will punish the evil doers, the wicked people, the proud, the violent and the nation that indulges in that.

In his prophesy however, he made the people to know that when the Lord starts punishing the wicked, he will protect the humble and the faithful ones.

Israel in Egypt, A Case Study

To understand this, we need to remember what happened in the land of Egypt when the Israelites were there as slaves. It got to a particular juncture that the children of Israel were no longer partakers of the sufferings or punishments that God was unleashing on the people of Egypt. The Lord started protecting his people, while he was at the same time sending plagues on his enemies, the disobedient people of Egypt.

This is akin to what the prophet is saying here. Prophet Nahum is saying, the Lord says he will spare the faithful ones from the punishment that he will unleash on the city of Nineveh (the city of Nineveh according to the historians was in the present day Northern Iraq), while he would at the same time protect his people from such sufferings. The wordings of the book of Psalm 91 is what the prophet is saying would be fulfilled on the faithful and the humble ones, that with their eyes they will only be seeing what will be happening to the enemies of God.

Psa 91:8“Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.”

The other set of people that the Lord said he will protect are the humble ones. There is nothing we become in the world that worths making us proud. This is because there is nothing anyone of us has become that someone at one time or another has not become before, it may not be directly the same, but something close to what we have become or what we aspire to become, someone would have become something close to that before. Interestingly even in this present age, we would discover that what we aspire to become someone may have become something like that, although it may not be within our vicinity, it may be at another town or country. What we become that is making us proud, someone may have even left that stage at a place or country, but because we are limited in seeing, we would think "oh we have arrived, oh our hands have grasped it" and we shall be misbehaving.