Tag Archives: kingdom of God

Heaven Rules

Talk about losing an election. Talk about being shown the exit from the seat of power. Talk about a humbling. Talk about God’s unearthly effort to reveal Himself to an arrogant, self-glorifying ruler. Then you’re talking about King Nebuchadnezzar of … Continue reading

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The Stability of Your Times

Hovering over three verses from my reading in Isaiah this morning. “Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, . . . He will fill Zion with justice and righteousness, and He will be the stability of your times, abundance of … Continue reading

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Justice and Equity to All

I know that often, when it comes to Bible reading, our filters factor in to what catches our attention. Whether it’s what’s going on in our lives as individuals, or in our gospel community as a church body, or in … Continue reading

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Caught Up, Come Down

Reading in Revelation 12 this morning. A lot going on. Great signs in heaven. An impressive looking woman juxtaposed against a hideous looking dragon. War in heaven. The archangel, Michael, and his angels versus the deceiver of the world, that … Continue reading

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The Path and The Promise

It’s not something he was prepared to talk about (Dan. 7:28). After all, the tables had been turned. He who had, over a lifetime, gained a reputation as a dream-teller was now the one confounded by a dream. He who … Continue reading

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Qualified

I may not be perfect, but I am sufficient. Might have a long way to go, but I have all the power I need. The bar might be set pretty high, but I’ve already cleared it. The inheritance might be … Continue reading

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Acceptable Worship

It seems there’s going facedown and then there’s going facedown. One almost out of compulsion–almost forced through trembling fear. The other an act of glorious freedom, willingly fueled by high regard and godly, reverent fear. The first, going facedown because … Continue reading

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The Grace Available . . . The Glory to be Revealed

Double dose of fulfilled promise this morning. One from the Old Testament, the other from the New. Both concerning the same promise–God’s promise to David that He would “raise up your offspring after you, . . . establish his kingdom. … Continue reading

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Not Just “From” But “For”

It’s a short song. Less than a hundred words parsed into eight verses packaged into four stanzas. It’s a short song about a great God to be sung by a redeemed people. The God of Jacob is the focus of … Continue reading

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If You Believe That, You’ll Believe Everything!

I’ve read or have heard messages on the conversation dozens of times at least. But this morning the conversation in Mark 12 between the scribe and the Savior strikes me as a bit odd. Jesus is ushering in a new … Continue reading

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