“There are none beside me… there is no equal to me!”©

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Your word tells me Lord there are none who even compares…

there are none to be Your equal found throughout man’s affairs,

mercy is found where your servant calls You… You know his name,

no capricious god are You, Your works are marvelous to acclaim,

no deeds can rival… devotion brings one to rest, beside us peace,

You are forgiving, abounding in love, salvation brings true release,

when we trust, really trust, in You and You alone, You we’ll worship,

You leave no nagging doubts to Your Kingdom come, Your Lordship,

from nothing, chaos, and You spoke creation in… to be,

and what is here, now, is so staggering to experience… to see,

so great is Your love You have spared me from earthen grave

I am humbled to know You love me and came to earth to save

each person that would call on Your precious name, so dear,

to know You will answer us and the message to be quite clear.

Lord God Almighty

Lord God Almighty

Exodus 15:11 KJV

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11 Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

2 Kings 18:35 KJV

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35 Who are they among all the gods of the countries, that have delivered their country out of mine hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of mine hand?

Psalm 86:8 KJV

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8Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.

What marvels does Your hand declare to us!

What marvels does Your hand declare to us!

Jeremiah 44:8 KJV

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8 In that ye provoke me unto wrath with the works of your hands, burning incense unto other gods in the land of Egypt, whither ye be gone to dwell, that ye might cut yourselves off, and that ye might be a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth?

Deuteronomy 4:35 KJV

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35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him.

1 Samuel 2:2 KJV

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2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

2 Samuel 7:22 KJV

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22 Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

Psalm 73:25 KJV

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25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.

Psalm 23:2 KJV

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2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

Isaiah 43:11 KJV

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11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

Who would you believe in, any less than God come to serve mankind with His own loss (of human life)- resurrection proved He was God Himself!

Who would you believe in, any less than God come to serve mankind with His own loss (of human life)- resurrection proved He was God Himself!

Isaiah 44:6 KJV

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6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

Isaiah 45:5 KJV

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5 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:

Isaiah 45:21 KJV

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21 Tell ye, and bring them near ; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour ; there is none beside me.

Isaiah 47:10 KJV

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10 For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said , None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.

If there has ever been sound reason for man to seek God, it should be because it is He, Our God [should we claim Him as our own], whom is ‘the Almighty one‘ and none other. Must we hit ‘rock bottom’ before we think to acknowledge Him… I pray it not so- this is when many will come to call out for God’s help. Better to realize we cannot do anything without God being there already!

Jesus was, is and will be everything He claimed He is- God Almighty Himself!

Jesus was, is and will be everything He claimed He is- God Almighty Himself!

[The abstract below comes from this link, and click compare… and go to the bottom of the page to ‘Critical Commentary.’]

return . . . for–The antecedent redemption is the ground of, and motive to, repentance. We do not repent in order that He may redeem us, but because He hath redeemed us ( Zechariah 12:10 , Luke 24:47 , Acts 3:18Acts 3:19 ). He who believes in his being forgiven cannot but love ( Luke 7:43Luke 7:47 ).

servant–in a collective sense, for the prophets in general, who foretold the return from Babylon; answering to “His messengers” (plural, in the parallel clause) [MAURER]. Antitypically, and ultimately, Messiah, who is the consummating embodiment of all the prophets and messengers of God ( Malachi 3:1, Matthew 21:34,Matthew 21:36,Matthew 21:37, John 10:36 ); hence the singular,”His servant.”
counsel–predictions; prophets’ counsels concern the future (compare “counsellor,” Isaiah 41:28 ).

my shepherd–type of Messiah ( Isaiah 40:11, Psalms 23:1, 77:20, Ezekiel 34:23 ). 

all my pleasure–so Messiah ( Isaiah 42:1 , 53:10 ). This is the first time Cyrus is named expressly; and that, a hundred fifty years before the time when in 550 B.C. he began his reign. The name comes from the Persian khorschid, “the sun”; kings often taking their names from the gods; the sun was worshipped as a god in Persia.
saying–rather, “and that saith”; construed with God, not with Cyrus. God’s word is instantaneously efficient in accomplishing His will.

abomination–the scriptural term for an idol, not merely abominable, but the essence of what is so, in the eyes of a jealous God ( 1 Kings 11:5,1 Kings 11:7 ).

for me–It is FOR GOD that all things exist and take place ( Revelation 4:11 ).

Seek and find Him for He would have life more abundant to give you- if you but believe in Him... as God the Savior.

Seek and find Him for He would have life more abundant to give you- if you but believe in Him… as God the Savior.

[The concept of ‘the servant Lord‘ is taking hold in Afghanistan today, and it is found as strange a thing, in concept, as any other- being so contrary to ‘the Warlord’ they are accustomed to. To yield power in strength at bay, in order to preserve life instead of taking it!]

From Rose Publishing/Aspire Press comes ‘How to pronounce the 21 Names of God in Hebrew (Audio MP3).’

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“What do you need a boat for Noah?”©

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To many people think,”It’s just a day like

any other day… just like the last,’

that was then… that was there and the whole

thing they would base it on is the past

but this is ‘a new day… a day unlike any

other day,’ and a day closer to: the King,

His Kingdom and the time of His reign draws

closer than at any other place, so sing

of this day… the eternal state of bliss

is upon us, stand to believe in deliverance,

this is no time for hesitance… it is the day

and time for clarity, transparency, temperance.

The day for being self absorbed has come

and gone, what is left is brief to achieve…

the day of man and his own way yields to

God’s will to be done, it comes… just believe.

What did Noah tell the people,”Repent.” How long were they given… years and years. They thought they had another day but they were wrong. Don’t be found like they did and were… wrong! No man knows the day, date or time of His coming or our own end. It is better to find Him before your time of life is required of you… surely He will find you if you seek Him first. The last thing mankind would truly want is to be found by Him before you find Him!

The motivation to look for God comes from the realization we need Him!

The motivation to look for God comes from the realization we need Him!

1 Chronicles 16:10 KJV

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10Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

Matthew 6:33 KJV

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33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

When we find out we need Him is when we will seek Him.

When we find out we need Him is when we will seek Him.

[The abstracts below can be found at the link above, click compare… and go to the bottom of the page and click ‘Critical Commentary’]

Model Prayer ( Matthew 6:9-13 ). According to the Latin fathers and the Lutheran Church, the petitions of the Lord’s Prayer are seven in number; according to the Greek fathers, the Reformed Church and the Westminster divines, they are only six; the two last being regarded–we think, less correctly–as one. The first three petitions have to do exclusively with God: “Thy name be hallowed”–“Thy kingdom come”–“Thy will be done.” And they occur in a descending scale–from Himself down to the manifestation of Himself in His kingdom; and from His kingdom to the entire subjection of its subjects, or the complete doing of His will. The remaining four petitions have to do with OURSELVES: “Give us our daily bread”–“Forgive us our debts”–“Lead us not into temptation”–“Deliver us from evil.” But these latter petitions occur in an ascending scale–from the bodily wants of every day up to our final deliverance from all evil.

These first words of the Lord’s Prayer–this invocation with which it opens–what a brightness and warmth does it throw over the whole prayer, and into what a serene region does it introduce the praying believer, the child of God, as he thus approaches Him! It is true that the paternal relationship of God to His people is by no means strange to the Old Testament. (See Deuteronomy 32:6 , Psalms 103:13 , Isaiah 63:16 , Jeremiah 3:4 Jeremiah 3:19 , Malachi 1:6 , 2:10 ). But these are only glimpses–the “back parts” ( Exodus 33:23 ), if we may so say, in comparison with the “open face” of our Father revealed in Jesus. which our Lord gives, throughout this His very first lengthened discourse, of “our Father in heaven,” beggars all that was ever taught, even in God’s own Word, or conceived before by His saints, on this subject.

With His will... the willing find belief secure!

With His will… the willing find belief secure!

First Petition: Hallowed be thy name- “Be held in reverence;” and God’s name means “Himself as revealed and manifested.” Everywhere in Scripture God defines and marks off the faith and love and reverence and obedience He will have from men by the disclosures which He makes to them of what He is; both to shut out false conceptions of Him, and to make all their devotion take the shape and hue of His own teaching. Too much attention cannot be paid to this.

How simple is our salvation come... by belief!

How simple is our salvation come… by belief!

(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek)–rather, “pursue.” Knowing nothing definitely beyond the present life to kindle their aspirations and engage their supreme attention, the heathen naturally pursue present objects as their chief, their only good. To what an elevation above these does Jesus here lift His disciples! 

The precise sense of every word in this golden verse should be carefully weighed. “The kingdom of God” is the primary subject of the Sermon on the Mount–that kingdom which the God of heaven is erecting in this fallen world, within which are all the spiritually recovered and inwardly subject portion of the family of Adam, under Messiah as its Divine Head and King.

I was told by an Australian atheist once,"Einstein did not believe in God." This makes me think he might have been ill-informed or misinformed.

I was told by an Australian atheist once,”Einstein did not believe in God.” This makes me think he might have been ill-informed or misinformed.

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“How do you disregard eyewitnesses… even your own eyes?”©

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How we receive our information, and from where, are

the most important factors we will ever be exposed to,

where what we believe is open to being: rung out,

spun, manipulated, white-washed… not even a tattoo,

so then… what we: listen to, watch, hear, are told can

then become a part of what we think truth is to and for us,

how do we correctly use a filter (not a bias here) to

discern what we observe is accurate, not left a wuss?

There is/are: advocacy journalism, infomercials, docudramas,

fair and balanced news (supposedly objective), ineffective

influencers, over-doers and their nonsense (blathering)

and the problems of a view as defective if being vindictive,

especially these days… where we are in an informational

overload, yet, most of us rely on a single source for news,

with all the varieties we have to use at our disposal…

these will show social media (now) feeds our views,

all these things we might consider and inculcate into

our belief system…influence of our own families to thrive,

the imprints of so many others come into play, to form

what we might consider truth, as if this belief is so alive.

There were plenty of eye-witnesses to the raising from death for a four day dead Lazarus. There were people who saw him alive… after being dead- dead is dead! What is there not to believe here? The worst thing to find out is people still process information how, why and when they want to- especially if there is an impact on their own lives or how they desire their lives to be. Is this not human nature, to want what they want… when they want it? Anything to upset the way things are seen, processed, and would cause change to how they have done things could be rejected, denied or disregarded- even to such an occurrence as ‘death.’

There is no known cure for death!

There is no known cure for death!

When what is believed transformation can and will take place. Our whole belief system changes, now ever more open to believing in things seemingly impossible to man, mankind or humanity oriented. Now would be the time and place when direct exposure to a life-changing event, when the mind is completely assaulted by revelation to things seen- now an experiential belief to supersede what was believed in the past. This is when ‘The New Testament’ will become the living word of God for ‘YOU’ in this life. Glory is to be God’s and Gods alone.

John 11:14-15 KJV 14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. 15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.

[The abstracts used below all come from this link, and can be found under ‘compare’ and click ‘Critical Commentary’ at the bottom.]

When he heard he was sick, he abode two days still . . . where he was–at least twenty-five miles off. Beyond all doubt this was just to let things come to their worst, in order to display His glory.

Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go that I may wake him out of sleep–Illustrious title! “Our friend Lazarus.” To Abraham only is it accorded in the Old Testament, and not till after his death, ( 2 Chronicles 20:7 , Isaiah 41:8 ), to which our attention is called in the New Testament ( James 2:23 ). When Jesus came in the flesh, His forerunner applied this name, in a certain sense, to himself ( John 3:29 ); and into the same fellowship the Lord’s chosen disciples are declared to have come ( John 15:13-15 ). “The phrase here employed, “our friend Lazarus,” means more than “he whom Thou lovest” in John 11:3, for it implies that Christ’s affection was reciprocated by Lazarus.”

Is your life heading to a grave? There is more to life than 'we see with human eyes.'

Is your life heading to a grave? There is more to life than ‘we see with human eyes.’

Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life–“The whole power to restore, impart, and maintain life, resides in Me.” this grand saying can be conceived?
he that believeth in me, though . . . dead . . . shall he live–that is, The believer’s death shall be swallowed up in life, and his life shall never sink into death. As death comes by sin, it is His to dissolve it; and as life flows through His righteousness, it is His to communicate and eternally maintain it ( Romans 5:21 ). 

Believest thou this?–Canst thou take this in?

Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?–He had not said those very words, but this was the scope of all that He had uttered to her about His life-giving power ( John 11:23 John 11:25 John 11:26 ); a gentle yet emphatic and most instructive rebuke: “Why doth the restoration of life, even to a decomposing corpse, seem hopeless in the presence of the Resurrection and the Life? Hast thou yet to learn that ‘if thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth?'” ( Mark 9:23 ).

many . . . which . . . had seen . . . believed . . . But some . . . went . . . to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done–the two classes which continually reappear in the Gospel history; nor is there ever any great work of God which does not produce both. “It is remarkable that on each of the three occasions on which our Lord raised the dead, a large number of persons was assembled. 

Yet this important circumstance is in each case only incidentally noticed by the historians, not put forward or appealed to as a proof of their veracity. In regard to this miracle, we observe a greater degree of preparation, both in the provident arrangement of events, and in our Lord’s actions and words than in any other. The preceding miracle (cure of the man born blind) is distinguished from all others by the open and formal investigation of its facts. And both these miracles, the most public and best attested of all, are related by John, who wrote long after the other Evangelists.”

What do ‘you’ believe,”Man or God?”

New Birth

Cleansing from sin that God gives to all who believe on his Son through the Holy Spirit.

It is absolutely necessary for a person to be born again in order to enter the kingdom of God. In the central passage in the New Testament about the new birth ( John 3 ), Jesus tells Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council, that he will not enter the kingdom of God unless he is born anew.

The need for the new birth is not only true of Nicodemus, but of the entire Sanhedrin, all Jews, and, by extension, all people.

Probably the most difficult interpretative issue in John 3 is found in verse 5. The best view appears to be that “being born of water and the Spirit” presents a unified thought for the supernatural cleansing from sin that God through the Spirit effects on all who believe on his Son. The new birth is, then, a sovereign act of God by his Spirit in which the believer is cleansed from sin and given spiritual birth into God’s household. It renews the believer’s intellect, sensibility, and will to enable that person to enter the kingdom of God and to do good works.

It is only God that could become man... giving His own life as a man, raise and live beyond this event- to die for our sins. Do "You" believe in His love for your own... for your own message to all mankind? Believe!

It is only God that could become man… giving His own life as a man, raise and live beyond this event- to die for our sins. Do “You” believe in His love for your own… for your own message to all mankind? Believe!

[New Testament]

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

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“All on our behalf”©

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words,

so one can assume great value to be placed…

ideas abounding, flourishing, and meaning for

each of them the room to grow- not displaced,

Let’s see this in reverse, where a few words

paint us a picture of an image so incredible…

so incredible as to assault the mind to read the

words and find an image etched… left indelible,

‘Neither height nor length nor breadth nor death

can separate us from His love.’ This overtakes me

and steals my breath, to imagine such a four

dimensional abstraction of thought to be so free,

this is the very definition of ‘beyond time and

space,’ it would matter little to what might go

on in this life, and to know time is of no big

consequence, no depth of being alone to know…

what little pain we’d feel from believing in

His name, based on eternity, this is so minute…

minutia of harm, the length of time so spent

here, to us might seem long, an ‘eternal minute,’

here width, we’d imagine, can be found (today) in

concepts of plurality… but there is no equality,

christianity is the glory found in God Himself…

we are to repent, come to Him to see magnanimity.

What does look like a reference to something four dimensional and an image… transcends any belief man could ever find in or for himself. I think knowing Jesus is not confined in His ability to save us, not even by time (remember Lazarus… already dead for four days), is where our ‘eternal hope’ should bring us profound joy. To fully understand: Jesus, the life of Jesus or the (full) reason for the need to see the importance of what Jesus was all about… one need only go back to look at the gifts given to Jesus when He was born. Each of the gifts given Jesus (to Mary and Joseph) are significant in the revealing of who and what Jesus was, is and is to come. These gifts were from Kings (themselves) and they would have been into either astral signs or astrology. They found importance in the star they followed to be told where and when the Messiah would be born.

We are not to fear what might come or befall us… for we belong to the living God, and He keeps us in His hand at all times.

All creation is in His hands!

All creation is in His hands!

Daniel 4:35 KJV

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35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

Learn to trust in 'the living God.'

Learn to trust in ‘the living God.’

Deuteronomy 3:24 KJV

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24 O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might?

His will shall come to pass!

His will shall come to pass!

Romans 8:39 KJV

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39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ephesians 3:18 KJV

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18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

[The abstracts below come from here, and you can find this from Ephesians 3:1… and you can find them by going to the compare button, and then the Critical Commentary at the bottom]

the mystery of Christ–The “mystery” is Christ Himself, once hidden, but now revealed ( Colossians 1:27 ).

breadth . . . length . . . depth . . . height–namely, the full dimensions of the spiritual temple, answering to “the fulness of God” ( Ephesians 3:19 ), to which the Church, according to its capacity, ought to correspond (compare Ephesians 4:10Ephesians 4:13 ) as to “the fulness of Christ.” The “breadth” implies Christ’s world-wide love, embracing all men: the “length,” its being extended through all ages ( Ephesians 3:21 ); the “depth,” its profound wisdom which no creature can fathom ( Romans 11:33 ); the “height,” its being beyond the reach of any foe to deprive us of ( Ephesians 4:8 ) [BENGEL]. I prefer to understand “the breadth,” &c., to refer to the whole of the vast mystery of free salvation in Christ for all, Gentile and Jew alike, of which Paul had been speaking ( Ephesians 3:3-9 ), and of which he now prays they may have a fuller comprehension. As subsidiary to this, and the most essential part of it, he adds, “and to know the love of Christ” ( Ephesians 3:19 ). GROTIUS understands depth and height of God’s goodness raising us from the lowest depression to the greatest height.

Should we come to different conclusions, I would leave this to be searched out… between you and the Spirit of God, and can say there are many interpretational offerings- each of them may or may not be spot on. Please come to know this one simple fact, our God is bigger than any one view… never to be placed in any one box of thought (exclusive to any one opinion). The instant we attempt to confine God to our individual view or way we would understand Him to be is when we lose perspective- thinking God must conform to our opinion of what and who He is. In truth, we are to conform to His way and will… to show we revere and honor God for who He is- supreme! Even in God’s word we find revealed many: paradoxes, parallels, layers and levels to scripture- even an overtaking of love surpassing all understanding. One example of this is (from both OT [Old Testament] to NT [New Testament]) the story of Abraham and Isaac (the image of sacrificing the Son) to the telling of the life of Jesus (the sacrifice of the Son of God)- start to finish and a parallel for all to clearly see.

Acts 2:21 KJV

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21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

[Below is an abstract, taken from here, to reveal a great mystery… we all need the Messiah!]

in turning away every one of you from his iniquities–that is, “Hitherto we have all been looking too much for a Messiah who should shed outward blessings upon the nation generally, and through it upon the world. But we have learned other things, and now announce to you that the great blessing with which Messiah has come laden is the turning away of every one of you from his iniquities.” With what divine skill does the apostle, founding on resistless facts, here drive home to the conscience of his auditors their guilt in crucifying the Lord of Glory; then soothe their awakened minds by assurances of forgiveness on turning to the Lord, and a glorious future as soon as this shall come to pass, to terminate with the Personal Return of Christ from the heavens whither He has ascended; ending all with warnings, from their own Scriptures, to submit to Him if they would not perish, and calls to receive from Him the blessings of salvation.

What is to be shared with mankind from your own hands, love or hate?

What is to be shared with mankind from your own hands, love or hate?

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“Time, as it concerns eternity, ends in the twinkling of an eye”©

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There can be nothing more important than

to prepare for which eternity you yearn,

and to this you might ask,”What do you

mean?” Do you want to be free or to burn?

Burn… what do you mean, you might ask,

and I’d say,”There is a lake of water or fire!”

We have a choice… in this life, to set every-

thing in motion, so which one is ‘Your desire?’

The lake of water is feed by the living water,

and to drink of this water is to seek out life…

but the desires of the flesh and to seek out

selfishly for our own, this works out to our strife…

the striving against those we see as being in

opposition to what we believe, this mortal record,

there is a spiritual reality beyond this one we

see here… insight to much more than we’ll afford

it, if we think we can outrun the speed of light…

“the speed of light?,” you might wonder about

but the choice must be made before the chance

it will be denied comes, thinking your in-your out.

“Why would you bring up the speed of light?” Well,

for man… there comes a time we’ll have no choice,

and the time draws nearer… the shortest measure

of light is when we see it and realize it, the voice

will not have the time to repent within the twinkling

of an eye, lens to understanding, a time so brief

as to be almost insignificant but a time span to

cause one the difference between life and grief.

1 Corinthians 15:52 KJV

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52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Can you ask to be forgiven in less time than the twinkling of an eye?

Can you ask to be forgiven in less time than the twinkling of an eye?

if–Seeing that it is an admitted fact that Christ is announced by us eye-witnesses as having risen from the dead, how is it that some of you deny that which is a necessary consequence of Christ’s resurrection, namely, the general resurrection?
some–Gentile reasoners ( Acts 17:32 , 26:8 ) who would not believe it because they did not see “how” it could be ( 1 Corinthians 15:351 Corinthians 15:36 ).

your faith . . . vain–(1 Corinthians 15:11). The Greek for “vain” here is, empty, unreal: in 1 Corinthians 15:17, on the other hand, it is, without use, frustrated. The principal argument of the first preachers in support of Christianity was that God had raised Christ from the dead ( Acts 1:22, 2:32, Acts 4:10,Acts 4:33, 13:37, Romans 1:4 ). If this fact were false, the faith built on it must be false too.

the last trump–at the sounding of the trumpet on the last day( Matthew 24:31, 1 Thessalonians 4:16 ).

With this writing, along with the abstracts selected, I’m including a hyperlink to an audio track [lasting 27 minutes in duration], and it is the Episode for Monday, August 3rd, 2015. Find the page here first [constrained by time] or here- to find it at all. These files are produced by 66/40 [Koinonia House… khouse.org] with Dr. Chuck Missler. The focus is found within the beginning of 10:15 and ends 13:30- speaking about the last trumpet, and the twinkling of an eye. This is also a part of a ‘Series’ called,”Learn the Bible in 24 Hours- A Biblical Overview.”

From the audio track came this equation: the length of time in takes light to transit the lens surface (the twinkling of an eye)… Length x mass x energy x time [approximately 10ˉ³⁵ seconds] from quantum physics. This is one of the smallest units of time conceivable.

At one time how scientific people thought.

At one time how scientific people thought.

YES, there are scientific issues and truths addressed with christianity… and YES, to believe in Plato and christianity one must rely on ancient documents but with scriptures we also get eyewitness accounts. Why then is it so hard to think about issues of christianity in the same light, or to think (wrongly) christianity is a ‘blind faith?’ The world says Christopher Columbus (1492 AD) discovered the world was round but the Bible, in Isaiah 40:22 (700 BC), it speaks of God being on His throne above the circle of the Earth. I think Christopher read more of the Bible than the leaders of the church did [flat Earthers]!

Thank you for reading the Bible Christopher!

Thank you for reading the Bible Christopher!

Images from here and here (for flat earth).

“What is this desire to remain willingly ignorant?”©

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If there was any one thing to drive one crazy

is the notion there is but one way to see things,

other than ‘The Living God is concerned,’ and

can be looked at as but our nose and its rings…

the same thing the world would criticize those

called christians for doing they would also do…

to say there is but one viewpoint (their own) and

it is then the standard to use and say it’s true

but this is the standard with no standard… for

the same as Stalin used to kill his own people,

or the Charles Manson murder of Sharon Tate

is this the same standard used without a steeple,

the expected ‘norm’ we see being promoted in

the Middle East… being acted on and so good,

the standard is the same here… do it as you 

feel and so one should do it as anyone would

but this also leaves it up to the individual, to be

more concerned with flags than oppose what’s real,

to deal with perceptions of reality without bearing…

this is the prevalent idea, returned,”I’ll do it as I feel,”

current abuses to ‘Human Rights’ don’t matter here,

the lens to this is a personal one… no more objective

in the course of our feeling, by whose judgement is

this supported by… meaningless to claim it subjective,

there is ‘No Standardization‘ to base it all on…

absolutely nothing to gauge this on to say…

to say it is wrong or right, good or bad, light or

dark as the soul of any individual- so let’s pray!

Luke 6:38 KJV

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38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

There is the wrong way to do the right thing, the right way to do the wrong thing, the right thing... and the wrong thing we could do!

There is the wrong way to do the right thing, the right way to do the wrong thing, the right thing… and the wrong thing we could do!

[ Below… these abstracts are found here… and you must click compare (under the scripture provided), and then go to the bottom of the page and click on Commentary Critical… ]

given themselves over–In Romans 1:24 it is, “God gave them up to uncleanness.” Their giving themselves to it was punished in kind, God giving them up to it by withdrawing His preventing grace; their sin thus was made their punishment. They gave themselves up of their own accord to the slavery of their lust, to do all its pleasure, as captives who have ceased to strive with the foe. God gave them up to it, but not against their will; for they give themselves up to it.

There is a way that seems right to man's eyes!

There is a way that seems right to man’s eyes!

2 Peter 3:5 KJV

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5 For this they willingly are ignorant of , that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

[ Below… these abstracts are found here… and you must click compare (under the scripture provided), and then go to the bottom of the page and click on Commentary Critical… ]

walking after their own lusts–( 2 Peter 2:10 , Jude 1:16 Jude 1:18 ). Their own pleasure is their sole law, unrestrained by reverence for God.

any–not desiring that any, yea, even that the scoffers, should perish, which would be the result if He did not give space for repentance.
come–go and be received to repentance: the Greek implies there is room for their being received to repentance (compare Greek, 2:2 , John 8:37 ).

account . . . the long-suffering . . . is salvation–is designed for the salvation of those yet to be gathered into the Church: whereas those scoffers “count it (to be the result of) slackness” on the Lord’s part ( 2 Peter 3:9 ).

Your duty, seeing that this is so, is to be ever eagerly expecting the day of God. By praying for His coming, furthering the preaching of the Gospel for a witness to all nations, and bringing in those whom “the long-suffering of God” waits to save, we hasten the coming of the day of God.

The path to heaven is found on a one way street!

The path to heaven is found on a one way street!

For now, Jerusalem is (again) a City under siege (by those presently attempting to say it is not the Capital of Israel) but the Psalm ( Psalms 68:16 ) refers to “the Lord dwelling in Zion for ever“; the ascension amidst attendant angels, having as its counterpart the second advent amidst “thousands of angels” ( Psalms 68:17 ), accompanied by the restoration of Israel ( Psalms 68:22 ), the destruction of God’s enemies and the resurrection ( Psalms 68:20 Psalms 68:21 Psalms 68:23 ), the conversion of the kingdoms of the world to the Lord at Jerusalem ( Psalms 68:29-34 ). [I see this as a future coming… a time which will be, and this is when God will remain with us (humanity) forever.]

Truth in word and act, love in manner and spirit, are the Christian’s rule (compare Ephesians 4:21 Ephesians 4:24 ). Likewise, if no one can speak by the spirit of God and say,”Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say,”Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit. If one goes against the christians (believers) then one shall face the same punishment themselves.

Worse yet is to pass beyond the line after grace and before wrath… know that God destroyed His own people that did not believe- do you think yourself better than God’s own already? See the passage, scripture, here.

Condemnation of the Ungodly False Teachers

Jude 1:5 Now I want to remind you, [although] you know everything once and for all, that Jesus, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, the second time destroyed those who did not believe.

[The abstract below follows the same guidelines listed above but this time look to both, Critical Commentary and Matthew Henry’s Commentary.]

hating–Even hatred has its legitimate field of exercise. Sin is the only thing which God hates: so ought we.

There is a time to hate... even for God!

There is a time to hate… even for God!

Outward privileges, profession, and apparent conversion, could not secure those from the vengeance of God, who turned aside in unbelief and disobedience. The destruction of the unbelieving Israelites in the wilderness, shows that none ought to presume on their privileges. They had miracles as their daily bread; yet even they perished in unbelief. A great number of the angels were not pleased with the stations God allotted to them; pride was the main and direct cause or occasion of their fall. The fallen angels are kept to the judgment of the great day; and shall fallen men escape it? Surely not. Consider this in due time.

All endeavors must be joined with decided abhorrence of crimes, and care be taken to avoid whatever led to, or was connected with fellowship with them, in works of darkness, keeping far from what is, or appears to be evil.

Proverbs 9:8 Don’t reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you. Reprove a wise man, and he will love you.

The invitations of Wisdom. (1-12) The invitations of folly. (13-18)

Christ has prepared ordinances to which his people are admitted, and by which nourishment is given here to those that believe in him, as well as mansions in heaven hereafter. The ministers of the gospel go forth to invite the guests. The call is general, and shuts out none that do not shut out themselves. Our Savior came, not to call the righteous, but sinners; not the wise in their own eyes, who say they see.

Images found here. Images for haters found here.

“Awarded (grace) vs. rewarded (earned)”©

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To be worthy of eternal bliss is the goal

of man (or should be) and can be a plan

but by heavenly design it comes and not

by earthly standards strived for, and can

be confusing to many, this is assured… to

seem so absurd, something we cannot earn,

as this leaves us fuming to think we can’t

do it for ourselves- a lesson hard to learn

but clearly stated… Jesus paid with His very

life, at the cross, to offer all men grace,

there is nothing man can do to earn this…

an award by God man cannot soon replace,

the works of man must be done from the

love for God, for God alone this is done,

the glory is then God’s to behold and not

ours… His truth must be stood for and shone,

the world may not understand awards come

not from merit, something given freely to all…

all have this same opportunity, to: accept,

reject or deny but all this by choice to call-

those to accept Him were known about… as

were those to reject or deny Him by choice…

it has always been your personal decision and

if you accept Him… ‘I do’ is heard with a voice.

Speak for yourself if you accept Jesus Christ in your life… and then speak out for those that can’t with mercy. The same mercy christians have found in ‘the Mercy Seat’ is the mercy they should share with others. Pick your battles (and pray on them)… dig your cleats in (of the armor of God) and allow truth to be what it is-‘the sword of God’ in your hands. No retreat (from truth) and no surrender!

To spell it out is easy... but to extend 'Mercy' to another is the hard part!

To spell it out is easy… but to extend ‘Mercy’ to another is the hard part!

Exodus 33:17 KJV

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17 And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.

Exodus 34:9 KJV

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9 And he said, If now I have found grace in thy sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray thee, go among us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inheritance.

Ruth 2:10 KJV

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10 Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger?

Galatians 1:3 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/galatians/1-3.html

3Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 11:6 KJV

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6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

1 Corinthians 3:10 KJV

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10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

[The abstract below is taken from (and found at) this location, read here.]

Perhaps the most dominant metaphor with which grace is associated is the legal metaphor of justification. We see the two linked in two very important passages in which grace is used in Paul. Romans 3:23-24 states quite clearly that all have fallen short of the glory of God and are “justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Here, while the language of the slave market may be implied in the use of the word “redemption, ” and that of the cultus in the use of the phrase “sacrifice of atonement” in the next verse, the strongest linking with grace in this passage is with the word “justified” in verse 24. Hence the unmerited favor of God buys us legal freedom from our sin and cancels the sentence of guilt the judge has had to declare in order “to be just and the one who justified those who have faith in Jesus” (v. 26). It is interesting to note that the next thought of Paul is: “where, then, is boasting? It is excluded” (v. 27), again emphasizing that grace is free and not the work of man.

It is a fundamental requisite of all true religion that it tend to humble the sinner and exalt God; and every system which breeds self-righteousness, or cherishes boasting, bears falsehood on its face (Romans 3:27 Romans 3:28).

Just so it is plainly stated... once more!

Just so it is plainly stated… once more!

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“Brief relief or eternal dost thou seek?”©

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Tarry not to find the congruity of truth…

this is the harmony of the Gospels,

being attributed to eyewitnesses and

though they’re different by telling dispels

questions of doubt… not all doubt but

to stir up questions (all) about this life…

this life where the dead come back from

death, and yet some behold the strife

and cling to their own fears so near and

dear… to then disbelieve this open truth,

how much more proof do you need; which

when seen… one to know or remain uncouth

to reason itself, none to be legitimate at least,

and finds us tossed from skeptical to unbelief,

this is caused by hope deferred being turned

to anguish, point and blame to find brief relief.

To truly understand the value of life is to know more from the death of believers… and find how strong they were to the very end. Of ‘the Gospel writers (eyewitnesses of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ)’ were: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These four men were profoundly changed by experiencing the living with Jesus Christ and having seen ‘the resurrection’ of Jesus for themselves- never to be the same. Life was seen as but a brief passing of time… in preparation to eternity itself, a time without end and life to continue throughout.

To know the truth (personally) is to live as though you meant it!

To know the truth (personally) is to live as though you meant it!

The death of Matthew is recorded for us… this is brought to you by Columbia University (Columbia.edu… ) and quite telling of the message believed, received and told in such a forthright manner.

The death of Mark is given us by the Coptic church, on and the same as those being persecuted in Egypt for their heritage and belief in Jesus Christ. See the link here… and know from Babylon (Iraq) are the descendants of Ninevah found- remember the story of Jonah?

As for the life and death of Luke… two accounts are mentioned here for you to ponder, one from Christianity.com (found here) and the other view from Encyclopaedia Britannica (found here).

The death of John is told more in two parts as well, first the life of John (from Biblepath.com) and the death (or Martyrdom of the Apostles) as it is understood to be.

One simple fact is to be found out here, from this reading, of the resolve of the Apostles not to give in (cave in) on their beliefs, the reason for them and why they believed it was more important not to give up on their beliefs over other(s) and what they believed. This can only be attributed to their own eye opening exposure with the resurrection of Jesus Christ- devoted to the truth they held of eternity and certainty of their own philosophy coming from and through Jesus Himself. You can find a variety of Religious Philosophies throughout the world (today), look here to Philosophy of religion, but there is only one that goes into the views of eternity based on the resurrection of Jesus Christ- Christianity.

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“Who is Jesus… none other than the Messiah, The Son of God Himself”©

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What is the strongest belief in Christianity… that Jesus is the Son of God! This is what I forgive my Muslims friends for not understanding… to have formed opinions and thoughts not based on my faith but formed from these same opinions and thoughts provided by others. I see nothing more important in this life than to tell the truth of my faith… to explain it as correctly as I can, so that anyone can understand- the believing part is not up to me… it is an individual choice to be made, a personal one. The conviction for this belief will come from the third part of the Trinity, The Holy Spirit.

Here is what Islam believes: This exhortation can be found within ‘The Dome of the Rock’, to depart from the error of ‘The Trinity’ and to recognize the truth of Islam. See it below.

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O People of the Book! Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught concerning God save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a Messenger of God, and His Word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in God and His messengers, and say not ‘Three’ – Cease! (it is) better for you! – God is only One God. Far be it removed from His transcendent majesty that He should have a son. … Whoso disbelieveth the revelations of God (will find that) lo! God is swift at reckoning! 

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Here the truth of Jesus Christ, The Messiah, to the whole world (not just the Jews). The passage below speaks of a time before Israel, and even before Abraham, with a clear tone of (true) authority- as a witness would attest to.

John 8:58 KJV

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58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

This tells us… Jesus is older than Abraham, that He was (actually) from a time before Abraham came into human existence.

Galatians 3:8 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/galatians/3-8.html

8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.

The Spirit of God enables Christians to remain faithful to both God and other believers ( Gal 5:22 ).

[Jesus Christ, Name and the Titles of: an abstract from this link here found below. I will fixate on the ‘Anointed One‘ and will recognize Him as High Priest. Please note that the second link provides perspectives that might be in conflict with what the Bible tells us, and (know) they are for a comparative understanding to be understood.]

Elsewhere in the New Testament, the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews picks up on the Old Testament anointing of priests and applies the same in relation to Jesus ( 1:9 ; 5:8-10 ; 7:1-28 ). The name occurs also in the Petrine Epistles ( 1 Peter 1:13; 3:15; 2 Peter 1:1-22 Peter 1:16; 3:18 ), as well as those of James ( 1:1 ; 2:1 ) and Jude ( Jude 1:1Jude 1:17Jude 1:21Jude 1:25 ).The Apocalypse of John describes Jesus as the Anointed One when looking forward to the end when the kingdom and salvation of the Lord and his Messiah will enjoy an eternal and full dominion ( 11:15; 12:10; Revelation 20:4Revelation 20:6 ).

The significance of the name “Christ” lies in the fact that it was a title granted to Jesus by virtue of his fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy and by his resurrection from the dead.

It must clearly be understood ‘Messiah‘ meant CHRIST, and with it… all the emphasis of what it alludes to and (literally) means.

There is 'meaning' to this word!

There is ‘meaning’ to this word!

If Jesus was God before He was born to a woman, Mary, this (could) be why He was called ‘The Son of God’, and even why Jesus referred to Himself as the Son of man- now God in human form.

To repent of our sins isthe primary goal of all mankind, found here.

Matthew 25:34 gives us this Commentary, from John Gill, an Exposition of the Bible

The authority of Jesus, the very authority of God Himself, is the second most commonly misunderstood opinion most people have wrong. What is wrong is to think Jesus did not have authority… the authority He clearly stated in His: words, actions and deeds.

[Found below is an abstract from this source… on the Authority of the Bible.]

The central question that runs through the Bible is that of the authority of God. His authority is majestically displayed in Genesis 1, where the words “and God said” puncture the darkness of chaos and speak the cosmos into being. So it is vital to understand that this doctrine, far from playing a minor role on the fringes of Christian belief, brings us face to face with the authority of God himself. That immensely significant fact offers the context for the realization that the doctrine of the authority of the Bible is, uniquely, reflective in character. If the Bible is the “supreme rule of faith and life, ” none can be higher. For the teaching of Jesus Christ extends to the question of Bibliology (a composite word between bibliography and the Bible). This is evident in all four Gospels, and the evidence is overwhelming. In John 10:34 we read that Jesus said “The Scripture cannot be broken.”

This was spoken with the sense of clear authority here,”The Scripture cannot be broken.”

To understand the nature beyond the Jewish people; which means ‘to include both Jews and gentiles (the rest of humanity),’ and those believers of Jesus Christ are then called ‘the bride.’

[Below is from the Matthew Henry Commentary, from Revelation 21, on the bride.]

The subject-matter of the vision—the bride, the Lamb’s wife (v. 10); that is, the church of God in her glorious, perfect, triumphant state, under the resemblance of Jerusalem, having the glory of God shining in its lustre, as uxor splendit radiis mariti—the bride comely through the comeliness put on her by her husband; glorious in her relation to Christ, in his image now perfected in her, and in his favour shining upon her.

John 14:2 KJV

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2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you.I go to prepare a place for you.

From Revelation 21 (prophecy) we also get a view of ‘New Jerusalem’ that staggers the imagination… as confounding as the vastness of the Cosmos is to Modern man today. One of its walls and all walls the same measurement, this wall will be fifteen hundred German miles- see this below.

Heaven is a safe state; those that are there are enclosed with a wall, that separates them and secures them from all evils and enemies: now here, in the account of the wall, we observe, [1.] The height of it, which, we are told, is very high, seventy yards (v. 17), sufficient both for ornament and security. [2.] The matter of it: It was as jasper; a wall all built of the most precious stones, for firmness and lustre, v. 11. This city has a wall that is impregnable as well as precious. [3.] The form of it was very regular and uniform: It was four-square, the length as large as the breadth. In the new Jerusalem all shall be equal in purity and perfection. There shall be an absolute uniformity in the church triumphant, a thing wanted and wished for on earth, but not to be expected till we come to heaven. [4.] The measure of the wall (v. 15, v. 16): Twelve thousand furlongs each way, each side, which is forty-eight thousand furlongs in the whole compass, or fifteen hundred German miles. Here is room sufficient for all the people of God—many mansions in their Father’s house. [5.] The foundation of the wall, for heaven is a city that hath her foundations (v. 19); the promise and power of God, and the purchase of Christ, are the strong foundations of the church’s safety and happiness. The foundations are described by their number—twelve, alluding to the twelve apostles (v. 14), whose gospel doctrines are the foundations upon which the church is built, Christ himself being the chief corner-stone; and, as to the matter of these foundations, it was various and precious, set forth by twelve sorts of precious stones, denoting the variety and excellency of the doctrines of the gospel, or of the graces of the Holy Spirit, or the personal excellencies of the Lord Jesus Christ.(2.) The gates for entrance. Heaven is not inaccessible; there is a way opened into the holiest of all; there is a free admission to all those that are sanctified; they shall not find themselves shut out. Now, as to these gates, observe, [1.] Their number—twelve gates, answering to the twelve tribes of Israel. All the true Israel of God shall have entrance into the new Jerusalem, as every tribe had into the earthly Jerusalem.

The very cornerstone, chief cornerstone, is the personal excellencies of the Lord Jesus Christ, or of the graces of the Holy Spirit and the excellency of the doctrines of the gospel. As chief cornerstone is Jesus Christ the great High Priest of our faith.

Acts 23:4 KJV

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4 And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God’s high priest?

Paul’s defense before the council of the Jews.(1-5)

All hearts are in God’s hand, and those are blessed who put their trust in him, and commit their ways unto him.

Hebrews 4:14 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/hebrews/4-14.html

14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

[Below is found here, an abstract from Sermon LXXIII. (on the Lord’s Ascension)]

Since then Christ’s Ascension is our uplifting, and the hope of the Body is raised, whither the glory of the Head has gone before, let us exult, dearly-beloved, with worthy joy and delight in the loyal paying of thanks. For to-day not only are we confirmed as possessors of paradise, but have also in Christ penetrated the heights of heaven, and have gained still greater things through Christ’s unspeakable grace than we had lost through the devil’s malice.

Luke 24:44 KJV

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44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

Is it not true that when it comes to the authority of God, the scriptures (past and present)… then and before, it would only be God to show true concern for the accuracy of: what was said, why it was said and what it meant?

Luke 4:36 KJV

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36 And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.

Luke 7:20-23 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/luke/7-20.html

20 When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another? 21 And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight. 22 Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached. 23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

The choice is yours... and affects your eternal status- with or without God in your presence!

The choice is yours… and affects your eternal status- with or without God in your presence!

Ezekiel 12:25 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/ezekiel/12-25.html

25 For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the Lord GOD.

Matthew 15:31 KJV

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31 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.

[Below is an abstract from here, on Isaiah 29:18, under #18 and from Critical Commentary at the bottom of the page for the link provided.]

deaf . . . blind–(Compare Matthew 11:5 ). The spiritually blind are chiefly meant; “the book,” as Revelation is called pre-eminently, shall be no longer “sealed,” as is described ( Isaiah 29:11 ), but the most unintelligent shall hear and see ( Isaiah 35:5 ).

John 1:1 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/john/1-1.html

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:14 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/john/1-14.html

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 14:24 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/john/14-24.html

24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.

Acts 10:44 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/acts/10-44.html

44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.

See Luke 9:26-27 here… the last word on this piece of writing.

Your Brother in Christ Jesus,

Russ

P.S. Images are from this site here.

P.S.S. This writing goes hand-in-hand with another, one with historical evidence from a dig… an Archaeological find at Tel Meggido, Israel,’The Chapel of the Centurion of Armageddon.’Was this the same Centurion (or one trained by him) found in Matthew 8:8? You can find it here.

“Riding the beast or not”©

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Finding no time man cannot be blinded by

the light or not confounded by dark cold depths,

born into a place lies come easily to

humanity, find then the steps… find the steps,

the steps to enlighten the soul or deprive…

this is the fulcrum, the crossroad… to be brave,

from this position we learn love or we don’t…

to offer hope or to be helpless to save,

when the world seems like it’s out of control

is the time to find then the steps… find the steps,

the steps to enlighten the soul, noble goal,

not prone to field arrogance and all her debts,

the steps a man takes lead him up or way down

for there is but one measure… as one so tempts,

it is to be learned of God’s love for all mankind…

this is the height to climb and gain if man opts

but the steps that lead down are fraught in sorrow,

here is sure loss, find then the steps… find the steps,

the steps to enlighten the soul of all men…

seek the way of God’s love- this God still accepts.

We can choose our direction, free will!

We can choose our direction, free will!

Images are from this location, and please know I see this more as a ‘Strong and Weak’ issue (see this link for clarity); whereby those that would exercise what might be called strength is (in truth) weakness, actions taken from fear and doubt. Acting against the customs of the weak is not to be a sign of strength, it is to add to the moral confusion of an issue… and it becomes a sensitizer to us by the very nature of the issue and how we, ourselves, feel about the subject. This is where desensitization comes into play, making something bigger than it is or smaller than it appears is the tool of the Media.

We cannot show strength by losing sight of where we are, and using the same strength against us we see found in the world.

We cannot show strength by losing sight of where we are, and using the same strength against us we see found in the world.

Ephesians 6:12 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/ephesians/6-12.html

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

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