When Aslan comes in sight…

Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight,aslan-wallpaper-narnia-hd-background
At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more,
When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death
And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.

C.S. Lewis – “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”

Titus 2:13 – “…looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus.”

Rev. 21:4 – …and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”

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As you read your Bible…

…it’s simultaneously reading YOU! – Todd Friel, Wretchedradiosword-of-the-spirit.com

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12

“But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.
 – James 1:15

“Is not My word like fire?” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer which shatters a rock?
 – Jeremiah 21:29

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Are YOU “Undone?!”

train-filled-the-templeThe prophet Isaiah describes a powerful vision in chapter six of his book:

In the year that King Uzziah died I then saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and His train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphs; each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another, and said, “Holy, holy, holy, is Jehovah of Hosts; the whole earth full of His glory.” And the doorposts moved at the voice of the one who cried, and the house was filled with smoke. – Isa 6:1-4

What an extraordinary sight! Notice that the train of His robe (a sign of His inimitable majesty) was so extensive that it enveloped the entire temple! Also, even the seraphim covered their eyes, unable to view His glory, called out – “Holy, holy, holy.” This is the ONLY one of God’s attributes that is treated this way in Scripture (Rev. 4:8, where this pronouncement is continuously uttered, day and night). Not His Love, nor His Mercy, not His Grace, not even His Sovereignty…but His HOLINESS!

Isaiah’s response was immediate:

Then I said, “Woe is me! For I am undone; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, Jehovah of Hosts.” – Isa. 6:5 The Hebrew word for “undone” is used 15 times in the Old Testament, translated “to be dumb or silent, fail, perish.” Personally, I like the KJV – UNDONE!

Isaiah knew that no one could behold God in His unveiled majesty and live (Ex. 33:20).

What does this teach us? Simply this: Isaiah only understood who he was when he understood who God is!

How about YOU? Are you “undone” before the God of the universe? Amazingly, He still sent His son to pay the price for us, the “undone” ones!

The apostle Paul repeats this precious truth in Rom. 7:24,25: “O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

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“The heart is deceitful…” Keep Reading!

An oft quoted verse from the pen of the weeping prophet Jeremiah states “The heart is more deceitful than all else and desperately sick. Who can understand it?” (Jer. 19:9)

This statement of man’s depravity is constantly being demonstrated for anyone who pays attention to the news! G.K. Chesterton once wrote that the doctrine of original sin is the easiest of all the doctrines of Scripture to prove. So, what is one to do with this question “Who can know it?”

The answer is simple: KEEP READING!

“I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds.” (Jer. 17:10)

And yet we also read “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Rom. 5:8)



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“How was YOUR day, Job?”

NO ONE has ever had a day like Job had. Between loss of children, belongings, health, etc., his experience had to eclipse that of anyone this side of Christ on the cross.

Yet, in spite of all of this, he worshipped God (1:20), accepted the “trouble” from God (NOT Satan, 2:10) and vowed to trust Him, “though He slay me” (13:15).

And all this without ever reading the book that is his namesake! Extraodinary!

How was he able to do this? He listened with his faith, NOT his feelings. Job filtered his experience through solid doctrineGod is Sovereign, God is Just, God is Good.

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God will be calling The Game

Bill Klem, an umpire during a Major league record setting eighteen different Worumpireld Series, is known for his laconic quotes. One of his best: “It ain’t nothin’ until I call it!”

God is the Umpire for the Game of Life. When He calls it, it’s done! Here’s what Holy Writ has to say about this:

For all of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; and all of us wither like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. – Isa. 64:6


For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil. – Eccl. 12:14

And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment. – Heb. 9:27

Sounds pretty bleak, doesn’t it? It’s the bottom of the 9th and we are facing a pitching ace with a full count against us!

Thanks be to God, Who is not only the Umpire, but provides the Answer!He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. – 1 Cor. 5:21

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name. – Jn. 1:12


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“Root” and the “Fruit”

Fear thisI was blessed during a 10K run by a Steve Lawson sermon on The Fear of God from Proverbs (and the rest of Scripture). His statement: “The fear of God is the Root, departing from evil is the Fruit!”

Fear God“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction. – Proverbs 1:7

Depart from evil“Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil. – Proverbs 3:7
If you have never felt fear before the God of the universe, you may have never been before Him! When the angel comes to earth to proclaim the Everlasting Gospel to every nation, the first two words out of his mouth are: FEAR GOD.

“And I saw another angel flying in mid-heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those dwelling on the earth, even to every nation and kindred and tongue and people, saying with a great voice, Fear God and give glory to Him! For the hour of His judgment has come. And worship Him who made the heaven and the earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” – Rev. 14:6,7


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