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have just joined - looking forward to reading and sharing. best, Erin

2 Chronicles 17

7
In the third year of his reign, Jehoshaphat sent out his officials to teach in all the towns of Judah. These officials included Ben-hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah.
8
He sent Levites along with them, including Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tob-adonijah. He also sent out the priests, Elishama and Jehoram.
9
They took copies of the Book of the Law of the LORD and traveled around through all the towns of Judah, teaching the people.
10
Then the fear of the LORD fell over all the surrounding kingdoms so that none of them declared war on Jehoshaphat.
11
Some of the Philistines brought him gifts and silver as tribute,
and the Arabs brought
seventy-seven hundred
rams and seventy-seven
hundred male goats.

The English Standard Version (ESV) of verse 11 reads:
11
Some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat presents and silver for tribute,
and the Arabians also
brought him 7,700 rams
and 7,700 goats.

Eastman’s 1897 Bible Dictionary says this about Arabians in the Bible:

It was anciently divided into three parts:,
(1.) Arabia Felix (Happy Arabia), so called from its fertility. It embraced a large portion of the country now known by the name of Arabia. The Arabs call it Yemen...

(2.) Arabia Deserta, the el-Badieh or "Great Wilderness" of the Arabs. From this name is derived that which is usually given to the nomadic tribes which wander over this region, the "Bedaween," or, more generally, "Bedouin,"

(3.) Arabia Petraea, i.e., the Rocky Arabia, so called from its rocky mountains and stony plains. It comprehended all the north-west portion of the country, and is much better known to travellers than any other portion. This country is, however, divided by modern geographers into
(a) Arabia Proper, or the
Arabian Peninsula;
(b) Northern Arabia, or
the Arabian Desert;
(c) Western Arabia, which
includes the peninsula
of Sinai and the
Desert of Petra...
In later times, this
was inhabited by the
descendants of Esau,
and known as the Land
of Edom or Idumea,
also as the Desert of
Seir or Mount Seir.

The whole land appears (Gen. 10) to have been inhabited by a variety of tribes of different lineage, Ishmaelites, Arabians, Idumeans, Horites, and Edomites; but at length becoming amalgamated, they came to be known by the general designation of Arabs. The modern nation of Arabs is predominantly Ishmaelite. Their language is the most developed and the richest of all the Semitic languages, and is of great value to the student of Hebrew.

NOTE: True devotion of the heart, life, and worship led the children of Israel in this passage enabled them to experience the reality of the one and true God (God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob). This, in turn, caused the Arabs of their day to worship and bring offerings.

Would that happen today!!!

Are we willing
—not out of obligation to “earn” favor in any way—

but out of a disciplined commitment to yield ourselves to the Father so we regularly fast and pray for Arabs and Muslims?

Can you imagine what practical effec that would have on erasing terrorism in the world?

TRY TO IMAGINE THIS... in prayer !

What would happen if we decided to really get serious?… how about fasting once a week, every week, to fast and pray for Arabs and against terrorism.

Then, by God’s grace, this wonderful promise could be fulfilled IN us and THROUGH us… so many Muslims would have NO choice but to bow to Jesus as Lord and Savior !

Romans 16:20 (Amplified Bible)

And the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) be with you.


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