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October 15 - Morning

"It was about this time that King Herod arrested
some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. When he saw
that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened
during the Festival of Unleavened Bread.

- Acts 12:1-3

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King Herod Agrippa I    

In 44 AD King Herod Agrippa I killed James, the brother of John, in Jerusalem.

King Herod Agrippa I was Herod the Great’s grandson through his son Aristobulus who was born to Mariamne a daughter of the Maccabees, or Hasmoneans. Herod the Great had married Mariamne to secure his throne as the King of the Jews. But, in 10 BC, when Agrippa was only 3 years old, his Grandfather (Herod the Great) killed Agrippa’s father (Aristobulus) because Herod suspected Aristobulus was making a play for the Jewish throne. As a child Agrippa was sent to Rome to be raised and educated. In Rome Agrippa grew up with Claudius, a future emperor. Agrippa returned to Jerusalem where Emperor Caligula gave him the title “king” and territory in northern Israel in 37 AD, and added Galilee and Perea to his territory in 39 AD.  When his boyhood friend, Claudius, became emperor in 41 AD Agrippa’s kingdom gained the land of Judea and Samaria. He then ruled Northern Israel, Galilee, Perea, Samaria and Judea from 41-44 AD. It was at this time King Herod Agrippa I decapitated James, the brother of the apostle John.

Luke tells us that Agrippa saw that this execution of James pleased the Jews, so Agrippa proceeded to seize Peter with the intention of executing Peter after the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Agrippa was a devout Jew, he was in the priestly line of Levi through the Hasmoneans and he kept the Law to the fullest for which the Pharisees loved him. Josephus writes concerning King Herod Agrippa’s faithfulness to the law:

“He loved to live continually at Jerusalem, and was exactly careful in the observance of the laws of his country. He therefore kept himself entirely pure: nor did any day pass over his head without its appointed sacrifice.”

As the story goes, Agrippa I is about to face the end of his life, but Peter will live to preach another day. In fact, Peter will be delivered from prison by an angel and will live another 20 years before he is executed in Rome (64 AD). But, King Herod Agrippa I will be struck by an angel and die later that year (44 AD) in Caesarea by the Mediterranean Sea. During a speech Agrippa passed out because he was infested with worms (Acts 12:23). Josephus records this same event and says Agrippa died a painful death five days after passing out while being eaten alive by worms.

  Christian Quote from Church History

"The greatest proof that
the Bible is inspired is that
it has stood so much
bad preaching."
- A.T. Robertson







Something to Ponder??
Chapters and verses were
not added to the Bible
until the 1500’s.
Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information


Rea (Hb) - Friend (Eng) - the Hebrew noun rea  means “friend,” “neighbor” “intimate,”
or “companion.” The Hebrew root word for rea is the verb ra’ah which translates
as “to associate with” and “to be friends with.”

  Josephus refers to Jesus' brother James in Antiquities 20.9.1 when he wrote between 70-90 AD. James was highly requarded by the Jewish citizens of Jerusalem: "Ananus assembled the sanhedrim of judges, and brought before them the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ, whose name was James,
and some others; and when he had formed an accusation against them as breakers of the law, he delivered them to be stoned: but as for those who seemed the most equitable of the citizens, and such as were the most uneasy at the breach of the laws, they disliked what was done; they also sent to the king, desiring him to send to Ananus that he should act so no more, for that what he had already done was not to be justified."
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Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I have friends that are counting on me to give them a "timely word" of advice or encouragment?
Do I have a friend that needs me to simply listen and let them talk?
Today I will be a friend who will provide the "timely word" and a friend who will provide an ear to listen.
  "A man finds joy in giving
an apt reply - and how good
is a timely word!"
- Proverbs 15:23
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Jezreel Valley from  Mount Carmel; Armegeddon

This is the Jezreel Valley as veiwed from Mount Carmel looking east near the location of Elijah's altar. Many of the great battles of history have been fought here. Much of Israel's grain comes from this valley. The "V" or airforce base is to the right of the picture. The road going to the right off the picture is the main route to the north of Carmel to the Mediterranean coast.
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