About Author: paulblakey

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http://www.cninetwork.org.uk
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I am Paul - founder of Street Angels, CNI Network and Love Your Streets #Do1NiceThing. I am from Halifax in Yorkshire and married to Jean from Larne in Northern Ireland. I am passionate about social action, social media and making the difference...

Posts by paulblakey

  • And so the journey of the Old Testament draws to an end! The final countdown of the last 3 books – Haggai, Zechariah and that Italian chap Malachi (say it with an Italian accent!) Haggai written 520BC – sent to […]

    Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi (@paulblakey)

    And so the journey of the Old Testament draws to an end! The final countdown of the last 3 books – Haggai, Zechariah and that Italian chap Malachi (say it with an Italian accent!) Haggai written 520BC – sent to […]

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  • Zephaniah – a prophet to Judah during the reign of King Josiah. The prophecy was written before in the final decade before Judah was destroyed in 586BC. Zephaniah’s message is a stern one based on the righteous judgment of God. […]

    Zephaniah – an overview (@paulblakey)

    Zephaniah – a prophet to Judah during the reign of King Josiah. The prophecy was written before in the final decade before Judah was destroyed in 586BC. Zephaniah’s message is a stern one based on the righteous judgment of God. […]

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  • Habakkuk – written at a time when wickedness had the upper hand. Habakkuk was troubled by two things in particular – why God allows evil to exist and how God could use a sinful nation Babylon to punish Judah. God […]

    Habakkuk (@paulblakey)

    Habakkuk – written at a time when wickedness had the upper hand. Habakkuk was troubled by two things in particular – why God allows evil to exist and how God could use a sinful nation Babylon to punish Judah. God […]

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  • Nahum – written in the seventh century BC. Like Jonah the subject of the book in Ninevah and Nahum’s concern for the city’s destruction. Idolatry, cruelty, murder, lies, treachery, superstition and injustice are all highlighted. Ultimately God rules over all […]

    Nahum (@paulblakey)

    Nahum – written in the seventh century BC. Like Jonah the subject of the book in Ninevah and Nahum’s concern for the city’s destruction. Idolatry, cruelty, murder, lies, treachery, superstition and injustice are all highlighted. Ultimately God rules over all […]

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  • Micah – an eighth century prophet – a country man from a town in South West Judah. His message is for both Samaria and Jerusalem – the capital cities of both Kingdoms. He denounces the rulers, priests and prophets and […]

    Micah (@paulblakey)

    Micah – an eighth century prophet – a country man from a town in South West Judah. His message is for both Samaria and Jerusalem – the capital cities of both Kingdoms. He denounces the rulers, priests and prophets and […]

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  • Jonah – written in the mid eighth century BC – the famous story of Jonah on his calling to Ninevah, refusing to go and then receiving God’s version of DHL a big fish! The theme is God’s love for all […]

    Jonah (@paulblakey)

    Jonah – written in the mid eighth century BC – the famous story of Jonah on his calling to Ninevah, refusing to go and then receiving God’s version of DHL a big fish! The theme is God’s love for all […]

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  • Obadiah – written 6th century BC, a prophecy concerning the destruction of Edom a nation that participated in the destruction of Jerusalem in 586BC. The Edomites were descendants of Esau while the Israelites were descendants of Jacob (two brothers). Rather […]

    Obadiah – Overview (@paulblakey)

    Obadiah – written 6th century BC, a prophecy concerning the destruction of Edom a nation that participated in the destruction of Jerusalem in 586BC. The Edomites were descendants of Esau while the Israelites were descendants of Jacob (two brothers). Rather […]

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  • Amos – written eighth century BC by Amos – a layman, shepherd and dresser of fig trees! His message was directed to the northern kingdom of Israel though he himself was from the south. He highlights Israel’s sin – injustice, […]

    Amos – an overview (@paulblakey)

    Amos – written eighth century BC by Amos – a layman, shepherd and dresser of fig trees! His message was directed to the northern kingdom of Israel though he himself was from the south. He highlights Israel’s sin – injustice, […]

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  • Joel – not much is known about the prophet Joel but the message of the book is timeless, no matter what happens God is in control and God has an impact on us in the real world. Joel 2:28 (quoted […]

    Joel – an overview (@paulblakey)

    Joel – not much is known about the prophet Joel but the message of the book is timeless, no matter what happens God is in control and God has an impact on us in the real world. Joel 2:28 (quoted […]

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  • Hosea – written in the eighth century BC – a record of Hosea’s life and Hosea’s messages. Hosea was a prophet to Israel prior to its fall in 722BC ad his ministry spanned around 40 years. During this time the […]

    Hosea (@Paulblakey)

    Hosea – written in the eighth century BC – a record of Hosea’s life and Hosea’s messages. Hosea was a prophet to Israel prior to its fall in 722BC ad his ministry spanned around 40 years. During this time the […]

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