Belonging

  Belonging? to be suitable, appropriate, or advantageous, to be in a proper situation. to be the property of a person or thing  to be attached or bound by birth, allegiance, or dependency  to be a member of a club, organization, or set  The very human desire to belong has...

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Sweet Smell

We have received grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ (Ephesians 4:7). By faith we have access into this “gift of Christ” wherein we stand (Romans 5:2(. This “gift of Christ,” in us,  equals the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27). The life that we now live in...

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Ready Eyes

  “The sky shall unfold, preparing His entrance. The stars shall applaud Him with thunders and praise. The sweet light in His eyes shall enhance those awaiting. And we shall behold Him, then face to face. “ Can we imagine? Can we wait? Revelation 1:7 explains, “Behold, He cometh with...

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Longsuffering

In Revelation 5 a Lamb prevails worthy to open the seven- sealed scroll. This Lamb had been slain, an obvious reference to Christ Himself, who rose from the grave. In Revelation 6 the seals are one by one removed from the scroll, thus opening it. At the opening of the...

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Two Men

Two brothers approached and offered God yield of their life occupations. One offered a sheep, the other fruit. God respected one offering, the other, He rejected. The Genesis story describes two men and their God, two men shaped in iniquity, two men born outside the presence of the Almighty, two...

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Mystery and the Gospel

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” 1Timothy 3:16 “Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.”  1 Timothy 3:9...

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Foxes, They Spoil the Vine

“The voice of my beloved! lo, this—he is coming, Leaping on the mountains, skipping on the hills”  (Song of Solomon 2:8) When last had we leapt or jumped or even skipped? Buoyant as a bird or gazelle comes a jumping someone, in our allegorical sense it’s the Christ, resurrected from...

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Spikenard, Myrrh and Camphire

Song of Solomon 1:12  While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof. Song of Solomon 1:13  A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts. Song of Solomon 1:14  My beloved is unto me as a...

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