Luke 14:13-14 KJV Sing Glory Glory Hallelujah!!

( Luke 14:13-14 KJV ) “But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.”!!

John 9:1-5 KJV ) “AND as Jesus passed by, He saw a man which was blind from his birth.  And His disciples asked Him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus Answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the Works of GOD should be Made Manifest in him. I Must Work the Works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I AM in the World, I AM the Light of the World.”!!

Matthew 11:28-30 KJV ) “Come unto ME, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I Will Give you Rest. Take MY Yoke upon you, and Learn of ME; for I AM Meek and Lowly in Heart: and ye shall Find Rest unto your Souls. For MY Yoke is Easy, and MY Burden is LIGHT.”!! Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua Yoke is LIGHT!!

Isaiah 40:31 KJV ) “But they that Wait upon the LORD shall Renew their Strength; they Shall Mount Up with Wings as Eagles; they shall Run, and not be weary; and they shall Walk, and not Faint”. !!

Philippians 4:13 KJV ) “I can do all things through ( Jesus-Yeshua Christ-Messiah and Yeshua HaMashiach-Messiah ) which Strengtheneth me.”!!

Jeremiah 17:14 KJV ) “Heal me, O LORD, and I Shall be Healed; Save me, and I shall be Saved: for thou art my Praise.”!!

Numbers 6:24-26 KJV ) “The LORD Bless thee, and keep thee:  The LORD make HIS Face Shine upon thee, and be Gracious unto thee:  The LORD lift up HIS Countenance upon thee, and Give thee Peace.”!!

Jeremiah 27:7 KJV ) “And All Nations Shall Serve HIM ( JESUS-YESHUA ), and HIS SON, and his son’s son, until the very time of HIS Land come: and then many nations and great kings shall Serve themselves of HIM.”!!

Matthew 3:16-17 KJV ) “And Jesus-Yeshua, when HE was Baptized, went up Straightway out of the water: and, lo, the Heavens were Opened unto HIM, and HE saw the Spirit of GOD Descending Like a Dove, and Lighting upon HIM: And lo a Voice from Heaven, Saying, This is MY Beloved SON, in whom I AM Well Pleased.”!!

Philippians 2:10-11 KJV ) “That at the Name of Jesus Christ-MESSIAH – Yeshua HaMashiach-MESSIAH every Knee should Bow, of things in Heaven, and things in Earth, and things under the Earth; And that every Tongue should Confess that Jesus-Yeshua Christ is LORD, to the Glory of GOD the FATHER.”!!

Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV ) “Trust in the LORD ( ADONAI ) with all thine Heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways Acknowledge HIM, and HE shall direct thy Paths.”!! TRUST in the LORD Jesus-Yeshua Christ with All Thine HEART and SOUL!!

Jesus-Yeshua is Our SAVIOUR / MESSIAH in Heaven, HE is The WAY, The TRUTH, and The LIFE, No one comes unto The FATHER, but, Though ME – ( Jesus-Yeshua Christ )!!

John 3:16 KJV ) “For GOD so LOVED the World, that HE Gave HIS Only Begotten SON, that whosoever Believeth in HIM should not perish, but have Everlasting Life.”!!

Acts 4:12 KJV ) “Neither is there Salvation in any other: for there is none other Name under Heaven given among men ( or anyone ), whereby we must be SAVED.”!!

Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV ) “For by GRACE are ye Saved through Faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the Gift of GOD: Not of works, lest any man ( or anyone ) should boast.”!! TRUST in the LORD Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua!!

John 14:6 KJV ) “Jesus-Yeshua Saith unto him, I AM the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE: no man ( or anyone ) Cometh unto the FATHER, but by ME.”!!

I John 5:7 KJV ) “For there are THREE that bear record in Heaven, the FATHER, the WORD, and the HOLY GHOST: and These THREE are ONE.”!!

I Peter 1:25 KJV ) “But the WORD of the LORD Endureth For ever. And this is the WORD which by the Gospel is Preached unto you.”!!

Matthew 7:7-8 KJV ) “Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that Asketh Receiveth; and he that Seeketh Findeth; and to him that Knocketh it shall be Opened.”!!

John 6:51 KJV ) “I AM the Living Bread which Came down from Heaven: if any man ( or anyone ) Eat of this Bread, he Shall Live For ever: and the Bread that I Will Give is MY Flesh, which I Will Give for the Life of the World.”!!

John 6:35 KJV ) “And Jesus-Yeshua Said unto them, I AM the Bread of Life: he that Cometh to Me shall never hunger; and he that Believeth on ME shall never thirst.”!!

Revelation 19:16 KJV ) “And HE hath on HIS Vesture and on HIS thigh a Name Written, KING OF kings, AND LORD OF lords.”!! Jesus-Yeshua Christ-Messiah is KING of kings and LORD of lords, HE is the ALPHA and OMEGA Hallelujah and Maranatha!!

Isaiah 53:5-6 KJV ) “But HE ( Jesus-Yeshua ) was Wounded for our Transgressions, HE was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our Peace was upon HIM; and with HIS Stripes we are Healed. All we like Sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on HIM the iniquity of us all.”!!

Joel 3:16-17 KJV ) “The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter His Voice from Jerusalem; and the Heavens and the Earth shall shake: but the LORD will be  the hope of His people, and the strength of the children of Israel. So shall ye know that I AM  the LORD your GOD dwelling in Zion, My Holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be Holy, and there shall no strangers pass through Her any more.”!!

I Peter 2:24 KJV ) “Who HIS ( Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua ) OWN self bare our sins in HIS OWN Body on the TREE, that we, being dead to sins, should Live unto Righteousness: by whose Stripes ye were Healed.”!!

Matthew 6:9-13 KJV ) “After this manner therefore Pray ye: Our FATHER which art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom Come. Thy Will be done in Earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this Day our Daily Bread. And Forgive us our debts, as we Forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but Deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, For Ever. Amen-Amein.”!!

Hebrews 11:6 KJV ) “But without Faith it is impossible to please HIM: for he that cometh to GOD must Believe that HE is, and that HE is a Rewarder of them that Diligently Seek HIM.”!! Sing Glory Glory Hallelujah and Maranatha!!

Revelation 1:7-8 KJV ) “Behold, HE Cometh with Clouds; and Every eye shall see HIM, and they also which Pierced HIM: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of HIM. Even so, Amen. I AM Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, Saith the LORD, which is, and which was, and which is to Come, the Almighty.”!!

Jesus-Yeshua Christ-Messiah SAITH, I AM the ALPHA and OMEGA HE is the BEGINNING and the ENDING, Sing Hallelujah and Maranatha Everyone!!

Galatians 4:6 KJV ) “And because ye are sons and daughters, GOD Hath Sent Forth the SPIRIT of HIS SON into your Hearts, Crying, ABBA, FATHER.”!!

John 17:3 KJV ) “And this is Life Eternal, that they might know Thee the ONLY TRUE GOD, and Jesus-Yeshua Christ-Messiah, Whom Thou Hast Sent.”!!

Psalms 83:18 KJV ) “That men may know that thou, whose Name Alone is JEHOVAH-YAHWEH, art the most High over all the Earth.”!!

Psalms 68:4-5 KJV ) “Sing unto GOD, sing Praises to His Name: extol Him that rideth upon the Heavens by HIS Name JAH ( JEHOVAH-YAHWEH ), and Rejoice before HIM. A FATHER of the fatherless, and a Judge of the widows, is GOD in His Holy Habitation.”!!

Exodus 3:15 KJV ) “And GOD said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD GOD of your fathers, the GOD of Abraham, the GOD of Isaac, and the GOD of Jacob, hath sent Me unto you: this is My Name ( JEHOVAH-YAHWEH ) For ever, and this is My Memorial unto all Generations.”!! 

Deuteronomy 30:20 KJV) “That thou mayest LOVE the LORD thy GOD, and that thou mayest obey HIS voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto HIM: for HE is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the Land which the LORD Sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”!!

Our ONE TRUE GOD’S NAME is HOLY / RIGHTEOUS / WORTHY / PEACEFUL / LOVING!! HE is HaShem-Yahweh – YHWH – Jehovah – Emanuel – El Shaddai, and HE LOVES us through HIS SON Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua!!

There is  Only ONE TRUE GOD ( JEHOVAH-YAWHEH ) the FATHER and, ONE SON ( Yeshua-Jesus Christ-Messiah ), and ONE ( HOLY GHOSTHOLY SPIRIT ) PRAISE  Them and They’re All THREE in ONE!! Sing Glory Hallelujah and Maranatha!!


Genesis 1:27 KJV ) “So GOD Created man in His Own Image, in the Image of GOD Created HE him; Male and Female Created HE them.”!!

SHALOM O’Ye ISRAELI’S and ISRAELI AMERICANS and CHRISTIANS!! Baruch HaShem-YAHWEH-YHWH-JEHOVAH Yeshua-Jesus Bless Ye All who STAND with Israel-Yisrael and our Judeo-Christian Nation USA and our Christian Earth!!

I am Pro-LIFE / Pro-Israel-Yisrael / Pro-United States of America /  Pro-United States of America Constitution and Bill of Rights / Pro-Declaration of Independence!! Pro-TEN COMMANDMENTS and Pro-GOD’S WORD-HOLY BIBLE!! Hallelujah and Amen!!

I am a Conservative Christian  Republican Patriot in our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America  and I STAND with the Holy Land of Israel-Yisrael!!

Romans 8:34 KJV ) “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua that died, yea rather, that is RISEN AGAIN, who is even at the Right Hand of GOD, who also Maketh Intercession for us.”!! Sing Hallelujah and Maranatha!!

Jesus-Yeshua Christ was Born in Bethlehem Israel-Yisrael, DIED in Jerusalem Israel-Yisreal, AROSE on the THIRD DAY to Prove HE is GOD the SON, and They’re THREE in  ONE!! Sing Glory Glory Hallelujah and Maranatha Everyone!!

United We STAND with Israel-Yisrael / Christian Nation United States of America, and our Christian Earth, Divided We FALL!! I am Pro-Israel / Pro-USA Pro-Life!!

II Chronicles 7:14 KJV ) “If MY people, which are called by MY Name, shall humble themselves, and Pray, and seek MY FACE, and turn from their wicked ways; then Will I hear from Heaven, and will Forgive their sin, and Will Heal their Land.”!! 

Joshua 24:15 KJV ) “And if it seem evil unto you to Serve the LORD, Choose you this day whom ye will Serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and My House, We Will Serve the LORD.”!!

Please Pray for the Holy Land of Israel-Yisrael and Our Judeo-Christian Nation USA and our Christian Earth, that CHRIST-MESSIAH JESUS-YESHUA CAME too SAVE Everyone!! “Pray Without Ceasing.” ( I Thessalonians 5:17 KJV )!!

Psalms Chapter 117 KJV ) “O Praise the LORD, all ye Nations: Praise HIM, all ye people. For HIS Merciful Kindness is Great Toward us: and the Truth of the LORD Endureth For ever. Praise ye the LORD.”!! Praise the LORD HIS HOLY NAME!!

Psalms 33:12 KJV ) “Blessed is  the Nation whose GOD is  the LORD; and the People whom  HE hath Chosen for HIS Own Inheritance.”!!

Hebrews 4:9 KJV ) “There remaineth therefore a Rest ( Shabbat ShalomPeaceful Sabbath ) to the people of GOD ( JEHOVAH-YAWHEH ).”!!

Happy Shabbat Shalom ( Peaceful Sabbath ) Everyone!! Also, Happy Shavua Tov ( Good Week ) Everyone!!  Shalom ( Peace ) Everyone!!

Please Pray for all our Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and our Messianic Jewish Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and our Devout Jewish Sisters and Brothers Everyday!!  “Pray Without Ceasing.” ( I Thessalonians 5:17 KJV )!!

GOD BLESS ALL my Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and my Messianic Jewish Sisters and Brothers in Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua and my Devout Jewish Sisters and Brothers and Your Families and Friends!!

I Love ❤ you all Everyone through Jesus-Yeshua Christ, because HE LOVED EVERYONE FIRST!! Praise Jesus-Yeshua for Today and Everyday!!

Happiness keeps You Sweet, Trials keep You Strong, Sorrows keep You Human, Failures keeps You Humble, Success keeps You Glowing, But Only GOD keeps You Going.”!! Amen-Amein Praise Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua Hallelujah!!

Titus 2:13 KJV ) “Looking for that BLESSED HOPE, and the Glorious Appearing of the GREAT GOD and our Saviour Jesus-Yeshua Christ-Messiah.”!!

Revelation 22:20 KJV ) “He which Testifieth these things Saith, Surely I Come quickly. Amen. Even so, Come, LORD Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua.”!!

Jesus-Yeshua Christ  IS KING of kings and LORD of lords, HE is the ALPHA and OMEGA, HE is the FIRST and the LAST, HE is PRESIDENT of presidents!! Glory Hallelujah and Maranatha,!!

Love ❤ Always and Shalom ( Peace ) Everyone!!

27 thoughts on “Luke 14:13-14 KJV Sing Glory Glory Hallelujah!!

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  3. Good morning, Kristi Ann. I wish you a blessed and unusually comfortable day today. It’s hot but so sunny here in North Carolina today. A gloriously beautiful day!

    Someday, probably soon, we’ll be in that glorious land .. “There’s a land that is fairer than day, and by faith I can see it afar! Where the Father waits over the way… He’s prepared us a dwelling place there!”

    Actually it’s King Jesus Who prepared us a place. Whatever. He did say, “I and the Father are one”, so it’s just semantics.

    “I’ve got a home in glory Land that outshines the sun…”

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  4. I am a Devout Conservative Christian✝ Republican in our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America 🇺🇸🇺🇸 USA and I STAND with the HOLY LAND of Israel-Yisrael🇮🇱 🇮🇱of Israel!! “Pray Without Ceasing” ( I Thessalonians 5:17 KJV ) For USA and Israel-Yisrael and our Christian Earth Forevermore!!

    GOD BLESS ALL my Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and my Messianic Jewish Sisters and Brothers in Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua and my Devout Jewish Sisters and Brothers and Your Families and Friends!!

    I Updated this Post today on my Website Please Enjoy Everyone!! Mazel Tov!!

    Happy Shabbat Shalom ( Peaceful Sabbath ) Everyone!! Also, Happy Shavua Tov ( Good Week ) Everyone!! 💕 Shalom ( Peace ) Everyone!!

    Shalom Aleichem and Mazel Tov Everyone!! ❤

    I Love ❤ you all Everyone through Jesus-Yeshua Christ, because HE LOVED EVERYONE FIRST!! Praise Jesus-Yeshua Christ for Today and Everyday!!


    Love ❤ Always and Shalom, YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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  5. Yes! “Jesus saves! “The most important message to humanity in the history of the Universe.

    Some people might think they were too dirty for King Jesus to love. But Jesus Himself promised, “If anyone comes to Me, there is no way I will reject him or her!” (John 6:37)
    “For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.” (John 6:38-39)

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  6. I just returned from a vacation in North Carolina. And, yes, Brother lawngren, the weather is beautifully sunny and delightful…even when it rains. And just so you know, even if Jesus was our President here on earth, somebody would assassinate Him. And to you, Kristi Ann, you have a beautiful relationship with the Jewish Nation.

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    • There probably would be an assassination attempt if Jesus were our president. But Jesus was “assassinated” once. It won’t happen again. He will return and rule the earth “with a rod of iron” for a thousand years, with satan “bound”. At the end of the thousand years, satan will be released for his last mistake: deceiving the nations one last time: satan will persuade them to unite in an effort to assassinate King Jesus then, and the result will be that while Jesus is unharmed, “the blood will run to the depths of the horses’ bridles in the valley of Megiddo.”

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  7. Oh, how right you are Brother lawngren. You do know Revelations with an in depth knowledge. I thought you meant that you were wishing that Jesus was America’s president right now. I loved your response to my comment. May God richly bless you and your search for Truth. Amen

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    • I do actually wish that Jesus was America’s president now. But that’s just sentiment. He’s the Savior and King of the world. It would not be proper or sufficient for Him to be merely in charge of one nation.

      Revelation is a tough book to understand, but God honors His promise to give wisdom to those who ask Him for it. Studying helps too, LOL!

      Revelation was a total mystery to me until back in 1972 when I read Hal Lindsey’s book “The late Great Planet Earth”. That gave me enough understanding to begin learning. Next I read the late Donald Barnhouse’s commentary on Revelation. That’s a heavy-duty source. For the last two years I’ve been listening to the late Chuck Missler’s youtube lectures on many books of the Bible. You can buy them from his organization, Koinonia House. Missler was a brilliant, outside-the-box, but very Biblical Bible scholar, and very interesting to listen to.

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  8. This is purely frivolous. Just humor I was reading in Acts 27 about Paul’s journey to Rome to be tried before Caesar’s court. Couldn’t understand why the ship’s captain and owner were so anxious to reach the port of Phoenix. Googled a map of Crete in NT times. Still couldn’t understand why, but I saw a “Mount Psiloritis” on Crete. That name sounded so much like a skin disease that I googled, “What kind of disease is psiloritis?”

    Alas. Google replied with maps of Crete showing the mountain.

    How mundane. How disappointing.

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  9. The incidental beneficial influence of Christians on the lives of unbelievers:

    Chapter 27 of Acts is the account of a merchant ship whose captain apparently was so eager for “one last profit before storm season” that he ordered his ship to leave harbor when Paul warned him not to. Sure enough, the ship was soon struck by a fierce storm which continued for two weeks, much of it in darkness caused by the storm. The entire cargo and ship’s tackle was jettisoned, but to no avail. At last, Paul told them, “You should have listened to me … but take heart, because … this night an angel of the God to Whom I belong stood beside me and told me, ‘Don’t be afraid, Paul. You must stand before Caesar. And God has granted you the lives of all those who sail with you.’ ”

    That’s so good! It’s like God to take a merchant’s greed and turn it into an opportunity to show that merchant and a boatful of soldiers and sailors that He, God, is real, and He is merciful and loving and wants to do people good if they will receive it from Him.

    Thank You, Abba! We are so glad that You are our God!

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  10. Brother lawngren, did any of your studies on the Book of Revelation identify the characters in Rev. 15:13 as: “The dragon” represents all the atheist and unchurched people in the world. “The Beast” as the Catholic Church. And “The false prophet: as the Protestant churches that have fallen away from Christ?

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    • Kristi Ann, if you object to me posting links here. please let me know and I’ll stop. I’m not making any money from any of these links. I don’t have any kind of business and don’t get any money or other consideration for posting these links.

      No, I didn’t see any of those identity match-ups. I think there’s a typo in your question – Revelation 15 ends with verse 8.

      For a fast, plain explanation of Revelation, you still can’t beat Hal Lindsey’s book, “The late Great Planet Earth”. I buy almost all my books used to save money. Here’s a link to a used copy of that book:

      I take a very literal view of the Bible. There are figures of speech and parables, and metaphors, etc. No question. I don’t think anyone understands it all, but a lot can be understood by literal interpretation where that makes sense, by the immediate context, and by other Scriptures on the same subject, using the same words, or displaying a similar pattern.

      Revelation 20:1-3 identifies the dragon as satan: “Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.”

      From Revelation 13:1-8 I gather that “the beast” is the one we would call the antiChrist. Verse 2 says that “the dragon”, that is, satan, “gave him (the beast / antiChrist) his power, his throne, and great authority.” There are things in those verses that aren’t clear, but the description of this beast is very personal: his activities are described in the masculine singular 2nd person.

      There are two beasts described in Revelation. I think the 2nd one is a literal human being also.

      I think the Catholic Church, or what’s left of it after the Rapture, will combine with other false religions to become, not the beast, but “the woman that rides the beast”.

      There’s a lengthy but excellent explanation of this “woman” in Chuck Missler’s Session 21 of Revelation. Missler’s mind is full of cross-referenced information, so he hops around a good deal between books of the Bible. But he’s so knowledgeable that it’s worth it to try to hang on and follow what he says. Here, beginning at 10:02, is an explanation of the “woman who rides the beast”, who is the leftovers of fallen-away Protestant churches plus at least several other religions:

      Let me know if any of this is helpful or not.


  11. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Brother lawngren for your exhaustive explanation above. You were right, I did make a type-o in identifying the scripture. The correct scripture verse is Rev.16:13 which reads, thusly: “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.”

    That ‘dragon’ is satanic or atheist (non-Christian systems through whom Satan works). That ‘beast’ (the papal system or Catholic religion). That ‘false prophet’ (erring/false Protestant systems). So we are in agreement with other Eschatology writers.

    Thanks again for sharing.

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    • Hmmmm … I’m sorry; I don’t think I communicated well. I believe that the dragon is satan himself, the devil, a fallen angelic being, person.

      I believe that the beast is a single human being, the one whom Christians commonly call the antiChrist.

      I believe the false prophet is another single human being who works with the antiChrist and performs “signs and wonders” which we’d call miracles on behalf of the beast / antiChrist.

      There are all sorts of eschatological views. We’re all responsible to figure it out as best we can, but I am convinced that it is a mistake to allegorize Scripture without the particular Scripture demanding it to make sense. Seven heads and ten horns, for example, make no sense if interpreted as literally sprouting from the head of any one being. However, heads and horns are Biblical metaphors for kingdoms or nations (heads) and power (horns).

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  12. In the last two or three days alone, I’ve seen several very good videos about the covid vaccine, telling the other side of the story. One of them was taken down within an hour of the time I saw it. Regardless of anyone’s position on the vaccine (I will not discuss that here) the fact is that the powers in charge are terrified of anything that contradicts their narrative, and they are willing to do anything to silence opposition.

    What that means is that we are getting very close to 1) severe persecution of dissidents in the US, or 2) the Lord’s return. Maybe both.

    Brothers and sisters in Christ, walk closely to Jesus! Don’t be ashamed when He returns without warning for His Church!

    “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” (Hebrews 12:1-3)


  13. “When you give a feast, invite the lame, the blind …” That’s King Jesus. His character, His honor, are without equal. That’s one example of why we love Him.

    The quote from John 9 about the man born blind … how easy it is to be like the disciples – “Master, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

    Regardless of whether that had been true or not, it was brutally insensitive of the disciples to have asked such a demeaning question of Jesus right there in front of the man.

    But King Jesus not only stood up for the reputation and feelings of this man and his parents, He healed the man! Another example of why we love Him!

    I was reading a book called “Living With Thorns” the other day, and deeply appreciated a quote from Gregory Boyd concerning suffering in people’s lives: “I don’t recall Jesus ever looking for the hand of God in it. Instead, He had compassion on suffering people and treated them like casualties of war.”

    Another quote from Boyd: “While we need not assume there is a divine purpose leading to our suffering, we can and must trust that there is a divine purpose that follows from it. Hence our suffering is not meaningless.”

    One of my favorite characters in Dick Francis’ novels discovered a psycho in a position of power using his position to destroy people. While trying to figure out how to stop him, this character said something like, “What he injured, I sought to heal. What he broke, I sought to mend.”

    That’s not entirely a fictitious character. That’s our God. We will have to wait until the Restoration for some things to be healed, but that’s our God. We suffer because of the curse of sin generally, or because of the evil of other people, or even because God allows some of us to be broken (as He allowed Job to be broken) for reasons we probably will not understand until we stand beside our King inside His Kingdom. But He literally feels our pain, He literally hurts with us, and one day He will return and put an end to all suffering. God speed that day, but in the meantime, we can turn to Him Who understands and ask for His help and comfort “when the night has been too weary and the road has been too long.”

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    • You are so right, lawngren, when you say: “When you give a feast, invite the lame, the blind …” That’s King Jesus. His character, His honor, are without equal. That’s one example of why we love Him.” I only hope that the Holy Spirit will give me the words to say when I teach on that subject in September. I have been invited to teach on “Outside the Camp”, an article that will appear in Our Daily Bread on September 14. In it the author, Tim Gustafson, talks about your subject. Please pray that the Lord will be gracious and anoint my efforts to teach to my bible study group on this subject. (Also, a big thanks to you, too, Kristi Ann for reading so many of my blogs on Conversations With God Using Scripture.)

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      • Abba, we thank You for changing our hearts and lives to be more like Your Son, our Savior and King. We thank You that You have re-manufactured us to the point that we feel a little bit of the love You have for every human being.

        One of the privileges You have given us is that of bringing boldly to Your throne our desires. Accordingly I lift up to You tgifmasterminds’ coming teaching session in September and ask that You give Him Your words for his audience. Give him the words to reach out on Your behalf, words that will open the eyes of those who don’t yet know King Jesus, words that will encourage and strengthen in faith those who do. Please send the Holy Spirit ahead of tgif to prepare their hearts to respond to You. I ask these things in the holy name of Jesus. Amen.

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