The moon turned strange, at an odd slant,
it almost looks as though it is smiling
but there are none of the signs of it
being friendly, no Cheshire cat filing
his claws here or regard for now dried
blood on them, and he turns to face
the world, and grinning… the blank
and empty stare tells of it’s disgrace,
here is found but a mockery to love…
restoration of hope is not seen, trait
of God alone, mercy is then merciful
and found in abundance… dinner plate
come from eternal bounty… the breath
of the divine is to (now) fill the soul,
spoken of in humility, from the very
beginning of time without end the goal.
Revelation 12:7 KJV
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
[Below is found in abstract(s) here, for Rev 12:7… looking for Matthew Henry Commentary near the bottom, and those abstracts being placed together.]
The seat of this war was in heaven; in the church of Christ, the kingdom of heaven on earth. The parties were Christ, the great Angel of the covenant, and his faithful followers; and Satan and his instruments. The strength of the church is in having the Lord Jesus for the Captain of their salvation. As drawing with his tail a third part of the stars in heaven, and casting them down to the earth; persecuting and seducing the ministers and teachers. As watchful to crush the Christian religion; but in spite of the opposition of enemies, the church brought forth a manly issue of true and faithful professors, in whom Christ was truly formed anew; even the mystery of Christ, that Son of God who should rule the nations, and in whose right his members partake the same glory. This blessed offspring was protected of God. Being faithful to God and Christ, in doctrine, worship, and practice, exposes to the rage of Satan; and will do so till the last enemy shall be destroyed.
Psalm 55:18 KJV
18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.
Isaiah 28:6 KJV
6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.
[From Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, comes this below, for Isaiah 28, just click the compare button (tab) and go to near the bottom of the page.]]
make haste–flee in hasty alarm; but the Septuagint has “be ashamed”; so Romans 9:33 , and 1 Peter 2:6 , “be confounded,” substantially the same idea; he who rests on Him shall not have the shame of disappointment, nor flee in sudden panic (see Isaiah 30:15 , 32:17 ).
17. line–the measuring-line of the plummet. HORSLEY translates, “I will appoint judgment for the rule, and justice for the plummet.” As the corner-stone stands most perpendicular and exactly proportioned, so Jehovah, while holding out grace to believers in the Foundation-stone, will judge the scoffers ( Isaiah 28:15 ) according to the exact justice of the law (compare James 2:13 ).
hail–divine judgment ( Isaiah 30:30 , 32:19 ).
This world sees a coming of a kingdom of god but it is not the universal Kingdom of Jehovah- the God of Abraham. See more here.
Revelation 22:9 KJV
9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
[Below an abstract, from here… on Rev 22:9, taken from Commentary Critical and Explanatory… near the bottom of the page.]
The punishment of sin is sin, the reward of holiness is holiness. Eternal punishment is not so much an arbitrary law, as a result necessarily following in the very nature of things, as the fruit results from the bud. No worse punishment can God lay on ungodly men than to give them up to themselves. The solemn lesson derivable from this verse is, Be converted now in the short time left ( Revelation 22:10 , end) before “I come” ( Revelation 22:7 Revelation 22:12 ), or else you must remain unconverted for ever; sin in the eternal world will be left to its own natural consequences; holiness in germ will there develop itself into perfect holiness, which is happiness.
The Four Gospels and what they mean to us and for us, especially this time of year (for Christmas, 2016).
[Found in the New Testament is Ephesians 6 and a means, provided by God (Jehovah Jireh) of protection for believers.]
A Merry Christmas to all of you… believer and non-believer alike. (D.V.)
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