What Seems to be Vengeance Becomes a Beautiful Picture of Redemption

So these things will be for a statute of judgment to you throughout your generations in all your dwelling places.Numbers 35:29 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Moses by direction from God had just given established the idea of sanctuary cities. These are places where someone who accidentally kills another …

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Bring Two Live Clean Birds

Then the priest shall command that two live clean birds and cedar wood and scarlet fabric and hyssop be brought for him who is to be cleansed.Leviticus 14:4 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Remember, this is not a ritual to perform that cleanses leprosy. It is one performed to …

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The Priest Shall Go Out of the Camp

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:Leviticus 14:1 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) It was Moses who got a direct revelation from God. I ponder over that, especially in light of what follows in this part. This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: …

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The Two-Fold Atonement

If Christ is not raised, your faith is vain; you are still in your sins.1 Corinthians 15:17 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Paul makes a surprising claim. If Jesus Christ is not risen and alive, we Christians are still in our sins. Wait, what about that hymn, "What can …

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First

God, having raised up His Son Jesus, sent Him to you first, to bless you in turning every one of you from your iniquities.”Acts 3:26 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Peter... Peter... Sometimes the things you are recorded as saying surprise me. Especially when given your actions that ensure …

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A Bit of Controversial Intrigue

While they were going, indeed, some of the soldiers went into the city and described to the chief priests everything that had happened. When the chief priests were assembled with the elders and had taken counsel, they gave much money to the soldiers, saying, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole …

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It Was Unexpected

As they came down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man is risen from the dead.”Matthew 17:9 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Jesus says this to a select small group of His disciples. It was spoken after they had all …

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What Sign do You Show Us?

Then the Jews said to Him, “What sign do You show us, seeing that You do these things?”Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”John 2:18–19 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) We arrive upon this seen after Jesus has just cleared the …

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Another Subtle Rapture Hint

Listen! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and dine with him, and he with Me.Revelation 3:20 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) It's hard to read this verse and not perceive the sudden urgency. Listen! Behold! …

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The Surprising Way God Reveals Himself

Come near to Me, hear this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there I am. And now the Lord God has sent me and His Spirit.Isaiah 48:16 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Perhaps what is present here is clear to …

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