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The Last Trump

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When the Last Trump sounds loud and long

And the dead saints rise from their slumber

As the planet quivers and convulses with

the mightiest of thunders

The heavens open wide their bowels

revealing a most awesome Wonder;



With every seeing eye transfixed

at the glorious sight

of angels descending

and saints taking flight

Mountains skipping like rocks skipped

across a frosty loch

The Atlantic boiling like a pot

Watched too long, a candle waxed too hot.


The islands lost like Gilligan

without compass or chart,

the nations in distress

at their eternal loss.

"Hide us from the face of Him Who sits upon his throne,

and from the face of His Lamb we did disown!"

They ran to the rocks in shame and disgrace

But the rocks cried out, "There's no hiding place!"

"The great day of His wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand?"

Only those who trusted in the Lamb, and followed his very command.



Before time morphs into eternity,

and your fate eternal set,

the die fo…

A Prayer for Love and Harmony in the World

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Dear Lord,

in this world where strife and conflict between brothers is the norm,

teach us how to truly love one another,

and cast out all fear and hate.

In place of ignorance and superstition, help us to value our differences and

learn to listen to perspectives that are different from our own.

Teach us to stand with those who are downtrodden and oppressed,

and fearlessly advocate for the rights of all people.

Teach us how to love and welcome the stranger,

to build bridges and tear down walls.

Help us to fully embrace all that is comprehended in your holy command,

"You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Amen.

Heaven's Laundromat

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Have you used Heaven's Laundromat to clean up your life?

Bring your soiled laundry (aka your filthy rags) to Jesus, Who alone can save you and make you totally clean. He will wash away your sins by his blood and clothe you in his righteous white garments, garments that are white as Snow.  By depending on Him and trusting in his grace alone through faith, you will Gain strength of character to resist masterful temptations to roll with the Tide.  Keep the Purex-ample of Christ as your focus as you Surf through the stormy tests that will surely come to try you.  If you falter, don't fret.  Keep the faith, be of good Cheer; you will Bounce back from your Down-y season and emerge victorious over every evil snare.  Just stand still and watch the Lord go to work on your behalf.  Watch Him bare his right Arm and Hammer down every plot of the adversary against you.  He is your All in All!  His love for you is Xtra-ordinary!

Praise God and Encourage Yourself!

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I read this today during some quiet time and I knew this was meant for me.  I'm posting it here in the hope that you the reader will be similarly encouraged in your life journey.  I'm praying for you and encourage you to do the same for yourself and for someone else (including me and my family!). God bless you and be with you.
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Daily Devotional March 6, 2017 Praise God!I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel. Isa. 63:7. When a sense of the loving-kindness of God is constantly refreshing the soul, it will be revealed in the countenance by an expression of peace and joy. It will be manifest in the words and works. And the generous, holy Spirit of Christ, working upon the heart, will yield in the life a converting influenc…

The Six Days of Creation

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Photo Credit: Andrei Micalhei | Dreamstime.com

I sat with some preachers recently who expressed their opinion that the Genesis account of creation did not take place in six literal days, but that each "day" represented a 1,000 year span.  Which interpretation does the internal evidence in the Genesis account support:  six literal days of creation or six 1,000 year periods?

The Power of God and the Act of Creation Ex Nihilo, From Nothing

Hebrews 11:3 says:  "Through faith we understand that the worlds [note the plural] were framed by word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."  This echoes the repeated refrain in Genesis 1, "God said."  The psalmist declares: "By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth . . . For He spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast."  Psalm 33:6, 9.  These verses indicate that the all-powerful God [Elohim] insta…

Federal Court Grants Protestors Temporary Restraining Order Against Police Abuse in Ferguson

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The Ferguson Legal Defense Committee, a coalition of legal advocacy groups organized to defend the Ferguson protestors against criminal proceedings, filed suit in Federal court last night and obtained a TRO against the Ferguson PD "barring police from using excessive force and chemical agents to curtail demonstrators’ First and Fourth Amendment rights." reports the committee website.
Legal action is necessary to attempt to curtail police abuses and preserve the protestors' basic constitutional rights to freedom of speech, press and lawful assembly.

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