Pray Toward the Temple, Part Two

“When Your people go out to battle against their enemies, in the way that You send them, and when they pray to You toward this city that You have chosen and the house that I have built for Your name, then hear from heaven their prayer and plea and act for their cause.2 Chronicles 6:34–35 …

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Pray Toward the Temple, Part One

And he said:“O Lord God of Israel, there is no God like You in the heavens or on the earth, who keeps covenants and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their heart. You have kept what You promised Your servant David my father. You have both spoken with Your mouth and …

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I am a Worm

But I am a worm, and not a man; a reproach of men and despised by the people.Psalm 22:6 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) I love the psalms. For many reasons, yes I love them. There are gems like this verse that give a stark contrast to a fleeting …

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Fulfill Her Week

Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, so that I may have relations with her.”Laban gathered together all the men of the place and prepared a feast. But in the evening he took Leah his daughter and brought her to Jacob, and Jacob had relations with her. Laban …

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Much is Said About ‘This Generation’

When He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation. Nor will they say, ‘Here it is!’ or ‘There it is!’ For remember, the kingdom of God is within you.”Luke 17:20–21 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, …

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The Reward for the Believer

Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another. The Lord listened and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who esteem His name.Malachi 3:16 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) In the midst of the apocalyptic portions …

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They Shall Come Into the Land Restored from the Sword

And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: Son of man, set your face against Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshek and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say: Thus says the Lord God: I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshek and Tubal.Ezekiel 38:1–3 …

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Self-Important Religious Folk

So Amaziah said to Amos, “O seer, go, flee back to the land of Judah. Earn your sustenance there, and prophesy there. But do not prophesy any more at Bethel, for it is the king’s sanctuary and a royal temple.” Amos 7:12–13 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) The prophet …

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A Child is Born, a Son is Given

Here’s something that has occupied the spare processing cycles in my brain when the screen saver is active. In other words, there is something that I have been considering deeply. For unto us a child is born,unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder. And his name shall be …

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