Another Red Letter Day

The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. (Jesus)

The Incarnation

Old Historical Church With Large Bell Tower In Europe In The Evening At Sunset

The Creator of all things came to earth as a man. Lived a sinless life. Took the penalty for our sin – not just physical death on the cross – He drinks the cup of the Father’s wrath. He died, was buried, and rose from the dead. The sin He bore for us He left in the grave. He appeared to Mary, the disciples, and over 500 at one time. Then He was taken up into heaven on a cloud.

Before He ascended…

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Hey – I know You!

Hey – I know You!

There is no one like You among the gods, O Lord,
Nor are there any works like Yours.

Psalm 86:8 NASB

David could look at the works of the Lord God and recognize Him.

God wanted to make sure the rest of us got it too, so He put on a man suit and walked the dusty roads of Galilee for thirty-three years so we could learn to distinguish Him by His works like David did.

But the testimony which I…

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Garden of Nuts? ~ SoS Saturday

Garden of Nuts? ~ SoS Saturday

I went down to the garden of nuts
To see the verdure of the valley,
To see whether the vine had budded
And the pomegranates had bloomed.

Song of Songs 6:11 NKJV

OK – I confess – I laughed when I read that –

I went down to the garden of nuts.

But what is she talking about now?

These nut trees are good:

Good for food

Good for shade

Good for oil

Good for wood

Very good

Next we see when she…

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Let’s go for a walk.

Let’s go for a walk.

The path

Path

I was wondering through Psalm 85 this morning and ran in to this:

Righteousness will go before Him And will make His footsteps into a way. – Psalm 85:13

God takes on flesh, and takes a thirty-three year walk leaving His heavenly home. The Word of God which had for centuries been the way, steps out of the infinite and into a man suit.

The perfect blend of lovingkindness and truth – the lover’s…

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So You Want To Be A Lover

So You Want To Be A Lover

Originally posted on Bread for the Bride:

Catching red Valentines hearts with word LOVE printed.Rumour has it I’m pretty much a failure when it comes to loving the brethren. If you like your dollops of Christian love handed over with bear hugs, chatty phone calls and affectionate enquiries about every tiny corner of your life, I may as well warn you now I’m not the one you’re looking for.   Pass me by and move on to those with the gift of “genial…

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Terrifying – SoS Saturday

Terrifying – SoS Saturday

As awesome as an army with banners.

Song of Songs 6:10

The Shepherd King completes His description of His bride’s maturity of faith and devotion with a glorious military simile.

In this phrase He speaks not of her beautiful character, but her victory over all the things which would keep her from Him.

What victory?

She has conquered  many an adversary.

She has defeated the internal foe of her…

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Terrifying – SoS Saturday

Terrifying – SoS Saturday

As awesome as an army with banners.

Song of Songs 6:10

The Shepherd King completes His description of His bride’s maturity of faith and devotion with a glorious military simile.

In this phrase He speaks not of her beautiful character, but her victory over all the things which would keep her from Him.

What victory?

She has conquered  many an adversary.

She has defeated the internal foe of her…

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But the judgement fell elsewhere

But the judgement fell elsewhere

Originally posted on Mustard Seed Budget:

unquenchable fireIt almost seems like John the Baptist got it wrong.

Rattling off ominous predictions of imminent doom, John warned that Jesus’ advent would mark the end.

The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his…

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Ancestral Traditions

…and I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions. – Galatians 1:14 NASB

Have you ever notice how serious Paul is about living in the New Covenant.

Often we live in a hybrid system of law + grace.

We look at our roots in Judaism as a compatible companion to Christianity, a sort of ‘stepping stone’…

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You’re Not Disqualified

You’re Not Disqualified

But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace… – Galatians 1:15 NASB

It is easy to believe that our past disqualifies us for service before the Lord.

We know the apostle Paul’s history – murderer and enemy of Christians – Terrorist.

And yet his history goes back further.

Paul says he was set apart from his mother’s womb.

God has works that He…

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