The Harvest of the Earth is not a Rapture

Revelation 1:7 (MEV): Look! He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. This is John’s introduction to an event that is sometimes confused with the rapture. This idea of coming in the …

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Surely Goodness and Mercy

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.He makes me lie down in green pastures;He leads me beside still waters.He restores my soul;He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;for You are with me;Your rod …

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One Day is Day One

God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.Genesis 1:5 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) It occurs to me that there are many foundational ideas present in Genesis, as there are even in this verse. I hate …

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Storm’s a’Comin’

The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders; the Lord is over many waters.Psalm 29:3 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) From our previous excursion, the mighty ones were giving praise and glory to God. Now, the mood of the psalm changes. Some of …

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Give to the Lord, O Mighty Ones

“Give to the Lord, O mighty ones,give to the Lord glory and strength.Give to the Lord all the glory due His name;worship the Lord in the beauty of His holiness.”Clay Hecocks – "His Holiness" I start with a paraphrase of a psalm turned into praise lyrics. This was something we used to sing in church …

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One Becomes Like the God One Worships

Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto Your name give glory, for the sake of Your mercy, and for the sake of Your truth.Psalm 115:1 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) The opening of the psalm is a chorus of worship. The Lord is worthy of it …

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The Name: Scepter

On the third day, Esther put on her royal apparel and positioned herself in the king’s palace courtyard so that she would be directly in line with the part of the king’s throne room where the king sat facing the entrance of the room on his royal throne in the royal hall. When the king …

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God has Regrets

Then came the word of the Lord to Samuel, saying, “I regret that I have set up Saul to be king because he has turned back from following Me, and he has not carried out My words.” And it grieved Samuel, and he cried to the Lord all night.1 Samuel 15:10–11 — Modern English Version …

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The Name: See Jesus LORD

But Moses said to the people, “Fear not! Stand firm! And see the salvation of the Lord, which He will show you today. For the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall never see again. The Lord shall fight for you, while you hold your peace.”Exodus 14:13–14 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake …

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The Locust King

This is what the Lord God showed me: He was forming a plague of locusts when the latter growth was beginning to sprout up, the latter growth after the king’s reaping.Amos 7:1 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) The particular translation I use for reading this verse is striking. There …

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