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The Fertile Crescent

Here is a speculative theory that runs in contradiction to early commentary’s about Zechariah’s prophecy in chapter 5. Throughout Mesopotamia and adjacent ancient empires, there were multitudes of people along the Fertile Crescent who have come against God’s covenant people Israel. In recent years as an effort to erase the borders of Sykes Picot and […]

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Ita Quod Per Ignem

The late repentants who narrowly escaped the torment of hell. While not at all biblical, the poem reads as a vivid contrast between different levels of providence through saving faith and life lived out by grace. This through Dante’s fictitious purgatory. Yet as a comparison, it is written, escaped so as by fire (Ita Quod […]

Dominus Illuminatio Mea 
[The Lord Is My Light]

Above All Else

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Rom 12:2 Some notes and highlights in my understanding about what Jesus wants in our relationship with God: “29 […]

Point of No Return

Point of No Return

“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. If you obey the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you today, by loving the LORD your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and […]

Valley of Dry Bones

Valley of Dry Bones

After a long while, I have come to the end of Ezekiel. A word-for-word slow and careful look at what the words and Spirit within me would say. Here is an outline of notes below of what really stood out. Because of what the Lord’s people did to betray Him as their everlasting and loving […]

Seat of Osmosis

Seat of Osmosis

There are times at random when in passing I will just pick up my bible off the desk, hold it to my chest and breathe it in with my eyes closed. There is a unique and centering sense about it. That the totality in meaning of its words bring certainty about truth, life, assurance and […]

Calm and Flowing Rivers

Abundant River

Just as rivers can flow and give their strength, they can remain still in silence and peace. A source of nourishment and contemplation, we are put to ease and rest. From the beauty, balance and order, we are made made whole for a time. Time enough to regain a perfect peace. By providence and Spirit […]

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Oracles of God

An exceptional delivery on the value and purpose of God’s law. Even its place within the new covenant as a theonomy for the Lord’s people. Loved, loved, loved this presentation about the “the lively oracles of God.” Part 1 and time well spent. Part 2 due next week.

Plague Doctor

Plague Doctor

On a 3 x 5 index card, I have been writing notes and symbols about the process of spiritual life and death. Also many other 3 x 5 cards with various thoughts and conclusions that come and go. Not to miss anything, but to write while immersed in spirit and reading. As abbreviated mapping, this […]

Gentle & Temperate Wilderness

Temperance & Perspective

Treading among the high places can bring about the presence of beauty and mystery. Even as memorable snapshots to capture what the place would say. Ever watchful, ever present, the spirit within available to the truth of creation and its existence. To spiritually feed on the place to observe, learn and testify about the wonder […]

Words to Live By

Words to Live By

In the past week or so, I have still had this lasting appetite to daily pour into Ezekiel. Not in a visceral sense, but as a sheep that nurses to get its energy. Something happens to lighten the heart and spirit just by bringing those words into view. By holding the pages close and by […]

Harmonic Oblivion

Harmonic Oblivion

I’ve been stewing about this one for a while. Many know that every signal has a cascading number of harmonics that decay in strength over time. Meaning, there is a 1st order signal (fundamental), 2nd order harmonic at lower amplitude, 3rd order, 4th order, 5th and so on. If you were to combine all of […]

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Hyperbolic Dissonance

A satellite view of Patmos Island in Greece. Where the Apostle John was exiled and where he experienced visions of catastrophic events to come. About what would befall nations. He wrote about his experiences as read from within the book of Revelation. Prophecies written about and verbally illustrated to corroborate with other books of canonized […]

Better to Give

Better to Give

Here’s a profile of our newly sponsored child. Destine Hanamaria Birthday: July 09, 2015 Gender: Female Location: Indonesia (Asia) Child ID: XXXXXXXXXXXX • Age: 2 • Birthday: July 9, 2015 • Gender: Female • Location: Indonesia • Center: Evangelical Church in Minahasa “Trifena” Karegesan • Child ID: XXXXXXXXXXXX • Waiting: 215 days for a sponsor. […]

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Abiding Truth

Continuing along in my reading of John Piper’s book, “What Jesus Demands from the World”, I just finished the section entitled “Abide in Me.” Numbered as demand #7 with references Jn 15:4, Jn 15:9 and Jn 8:31-32. So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are […]

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Powers That Be

“Therefore write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after these things. As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the […]