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The Spectrum of Idolatry part 5 Image and Likeness

“For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:3) We get God. What an amazing trade-off. If I, through the abdication of my self–the giving up of everything I’d worked so hard to attain and maintain–get something higher, I’m all for it. But it’s an act of the will […]

Effluvia

“For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, then vanisheth away.” (James 4:14b) Your life isn’t effluvia, bear with me. I want to lay a groundwork for things bearing a transitory nature. Like fear and hopelessness and depression. It helps to be humble to begin with in looking at things like this. Because […]

The Spectrum of Idolatry part 3 Abstract Concepts

“Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: And thy saw the God of Israel: and there was under His feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness. And upon the nobles of […]

Sign, Wave

“And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch. Then came the Jews round about Him, and said unto Him, How long dost Thou make us to doubt? If Thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.” (John 10:24) “Tell us plainly…” Sometimes, the forest for the trees is right in plain sight. Not sure if […]

Epithalamion

“This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.” (Ephesians 5:32) The error of eros Paul has just finished lining out the Christian concept of marriage. Almost by way of admission does he add the above. A “great mystery”, he says, right after quoting Genesis (2:24). Jesus does the same in […]

The Spectrum of Idolatry part 1 On One Hand

“Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law. But when they in their trouble did turn unto the Lord God of Israel, and sought Him, He was found of them.” (2 Chronicles 15:3-4) Let me just start by saying that we, in the […]

Patrilocal

“Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.” (John 20:17, emphasis mine) I believe that if we truly knew and therefore walked in this […]

The Early Bird (For the Birds part 7)

“O God, Thou art my God; early will I seek Thee: my soul thirsteth for Thee” (Psalm 63:1a) Far from being “the worm”, I find the earlier you awake to–and this is the kicker–meet with the Lord, the better your (my) day turns out. Perhaps this is how He planned it? It may not have any bearing […]

Everything Is Symbolic part 6 Happendix

“When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, the Lord hath done great things for them.” (Psalm 126:1) The wake What do you want God to do for you? Hopefully […]

Everything Is Symbolic part 7 Levular

Concession stand Almost an oxymoron. They say “if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything”. Like most blanket statements and platitudes, they apply across a thin swath of life experience. And then when you factor in the Holy Spirit and realize that God indeed does have something very specific in mind for each […]

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