“Come Up Here!”

“After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, ‘Come up here!’ …” (Revelation 4:1). John the Apostle wrote of this encounter. This aging Apostle got a remarkable, angel-guided tour of Heaven that he detailed...

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God is for the Birds

The birds, God is for them; especially the small seemingly insignificant ones. I see this best when I read through Psalm 84. This song, attributed to the “sons of Korah,” describes the beauty and rest that is found in the House of the Lord, in the place where God dwells....

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The Holy City in Our Hearts

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:3) “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words will endure forever” (Matthew 24:35) These are things Jesus told His...

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The Orphan and the Lamb

Esther and Job, to me, are perfectly positioned in our Bibles. I consider it no coincidence that they are side by side, for both books say something significant about the nature and presence of evil. In Esther, we read about the conflict external, the battle that goes on around us...

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Open Ears, Plain Words

“And they bring unto Him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech Him to put His hand upon him.  And He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers into his ears, and He spit, and touched his tongue; And looking...

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How Very Present God Is

Psalm 46 declares to us that God is our “very present help in trouble.” I have been thinking much about just how present He is. He is “very present,” present beyond our comprehension. He is above, beneath, to the left, and to the right. Everywhere present, God is. Circumstances being...

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