The Serpent Leviathan thrashing in Flight

He’ll Punish The Serpent Leviathan as It Flees

1 At that time God will unsheathe His #sword, His #merciless, #massive, #mighty sword. He’ll punish the serpent Leviathan as it flees, the serpent Leviathan thrashing in flight. He’ll #kill that old #dragon that lives in the sea.

Isa 27:1 from Bible The Message version.

#god #mighty #merciless #kill #dragon

God is Love

To Love, To be Loved

16 God is Love. When we take up #permanent-residence in a life of #love, we live in God and God lives in Us.

17 This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and #mature in Us, so that we’re #free of #worry on #Judgement-Day —- Our standing in the #world is identical with #Christ’s.

18 There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fewr is crippling, a fearful life —- fear of death, fear of judgement —- is one not yet fully formed in love.

19 We, though, are going to love —- love and be loved. First we were loved, now we love. He loved Us #first.

20 If anyone boasts, “I love God.” and goes right on hating His brother or sister, thinking nothing of it, He is a liar. If he won’t love the person he can see, how can he love the God he can’t see?

21 The command we have from Christ is #blunt. Loving God includes loving people. You’ve got to love #both.

1 Jo 4:16-21 from Bible The Message version.

#permanent-residence #god #brother #sister #love

Listen to God’s Truth

An Asaph Psalm

1 Listen, dear friends, to God’s truth, bend your ears to what I tell you.

2 I’m chewing on the morsel of a proverb; I’ll let you in on the sweet old #truths:

3 Stories we heard from our #fathers, counsel we learned at our #mother’s knee.

4 We’re not keeping this to outserlves, we’re passing it along to the next #generation—- God’s #fame and #fortune, the marvelous things he has done.

5 He planted a #witness in Jacob, set his Word firmly in #Israel, Then commanded our #parents to trach it to their children.

6 So the next #generations to come —- Know the #truth and tell the stories so their children 7 can #trust in God, Never forget the works of God but keep his commands to the letter.

8 Heaven forbid they should be loke their parents, #bulheaded and bad, A fickle and #faithless-bunch who never stayed true to God.

Psalm 78:1-8 from Bible The Message version.

#truth #mother #father #bullheaded #faithless-bunch

AntiChrists Everywhere You Look

You heard that AntiChrist is Coming

18 Children, time is just about up. You heard that AntiChrist is coming. Well, they’re all over the place, antichrists everywhere you look. That’s how we know that we’re close to the end.

19 They left us, but they were never really with us. If they had been, they would have stuck it out with us, #loyal to the #end. In leaving, they showed their true colors, showed they never did belong.

20 But you belong. #The-Holy-One anointed you, and you all know it. 21 I haven’t been writing this to tell you something you don’t know, but to #confirm the #truth you do know, and to #remind you that the #truth doesn’t breed #lies.

22 So who is #lying here? It’s the perdon who denies that Lord JC is thr Divine Christ, that’s who. Thisvis what makes an antichrist: denying the #Father, denying the #Son.

23 No one who denies the #Son has any part with the #Father, but affirming the #Son is embrace of the #Father as well.

1 Jo 2:18-23 from Bible The Message version

#antichrist #deny #son #father #The-Holy-One

Loving The World

Don’t love The World’s Goods

12 I remind you, my dear children: Your sins are forgiven in Jesus’ name.

13 You #veterans were in on the ground floor, and know the One who started all this; you #newcomers have won a big #victory over the #Evil-One. And a second reminder, dear children: You know the #Father from personal experience.

14 You #veterans know the One who started it all; and you #newcomers —- such vitality & strength! God’s word is so steady in you. Your fellowship with God enables you to gain a #victory over the #Evil-One.

15 Don’t love the world’s ways. Don’t love the world’s goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the #Father.

16 Practically everything that goes on in the world —- wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear #important —- has nothing to do with the #Father. It just isolates you from Him.

17 The world & all its #wanting, #wanting, #wanting is on the way out —- but whoever does what God wants is set for #eternity.

1 Jo 2:12-17 from Bible The Message version

#veterans #newcomers #victory #Evil-One #eternity

The God-of-the-Angel-Armies Called Out on That Day

You Looked, but You Never Looked to Him

4 In the midst of the shouting, I said, “Let me alone. Let me #grieve by myself. Don’t tell me it’s going to be all right.”

5 For The Master, God-of-the-Angel-Armies, is bringing a day #noisy with #mobs of people, Jotling & stampeding in the Valley of #Vision, knocking down walls & hollering to the mountains, “Attack! Attack!”

6 Old #enemies Elam & Kir arrive armed to the teeth —- #weapons & #chariots & #calvary.

7 Your fine valleys are #noisy with #war, #chariots & #calvary charging this way & that.

Isa 22:4-7 from Bible The Message version.

#god-of-the-angel-armies #noise #chariots #calvary #war

Beat The Dragon & Leviathan

How Long Will Barbarians Blaspheme

10 How long, God, will barbarians blaspheme, enemies curse & get by with it?

11 Why don’t you do something? How long are you going to sit there with your hands folded in your lap?

12 God is my King from the very start; he works salvation in the womb of the earth.

13 With one blow you split the sea in two, you made mincemeat of the #dragon Tannin.

14 You lopped off the heads of Leviathan, then served them up in a stew for the animals.

Psalm 74:10-14 from Bible The Message version

#barbarian #blaspheme #dragon #leviathan #tamed

Babylon Fallen! Fallen!

The Betrayer Betrayed

1 A Message concerning the desert at the sea: As tempest drive through the Negev Desert, coming out of the desert, that terror-filled olace,

2 A hard vision is given me: The betrayer betrayed, the plunderer plundered. Attack, Elam! Lay siege, Media! Persian, attack! Attack, Babylon! I’ll put an end to all the moaning & groaning.

3 Because of this news I’m doubled up again in pain, waiting in pain like a woman having a baby, Baffled by what I see.

4 Absolutely stunned, horror-stricken, I had hoped for a relaxed evening, bur it has turned into a #nightmare.

5 The banquet is spread, the guests reclining in luxurious ease, Eating & drinking, having a good time, and then, “To arms, #princes! The #fight is on!”

6 The Master told me, “Go, post a lookout. Have him report whatever he spots.

7 When he sees horses & wagons in battle formation, lines of donkeys & columns of camels, Tell him to keep his ear to the ground, note every whisper, every rumor.”

8 Just then, the lookout shouted, “I’m at my #post, Master, Sticking to my #post day after day and all through the #night!

9 I watched them come, the horses and wagons in battle formation. I heard them call out the #war news in headlines: Babylon fallen! Fallen! And all its precious god-idols smashed to pieces on the ground.”

10 Dear #Israel, you’ve been through a lot, you’ve been put through the #mill. The good news I get from #God-of-the-Angel-Armies, the God of #Israel, I now pass on to you.

Isa 21:1-10 from Bible The Message version

#princes #nightmare #war #post #God-of-the-Angel-Armies

This is Your Day-of-Trumpet-Blasts

On The 1st Day of The 7th Month

1 On the first day of the seventh month, gather in #holy worship & do no regular work. This Your Day-of-Trumpet-Blasts.

2 Sacrifice a Whole-Burnt-Offering: one young bull, one ram, & seven male yearling lambs —- all healthy —- as pleasing fragrance to G-d.

3 Prepare a Grain-Offering of six quarts of fine flour mixed with oil for the bull, four quarts for the ram,

4 & two quarts for each lamb,

5 plus a he-goat ad an Absolution-Offering to atone for You.

Num 29:1-5 from Bible The Message version

#blasts #holy-worship #no-regular-work #lamb #g-d

People Mighty & Merciless

People Mighty & Merciless

1 #Doom to the land of flies & mosquitos beyond the #Ethiopian rivers,

2 Shipping emissaries all over the world, down rivers & across seas. Go, #swift-messengers, go to this people tall & handsome, This people held in respect everywhere, this people #mighty&merciless, from the land crisscrossed with rivers.

3 Everybody everywhere, all earth-dwellers: When you see a flag flying on the mountain, look! When you hear the trumpet blown, listen!

4 For here’s what G-d told me: “I’m not going to say anithing, but simply look on from where I live, Quiet as warmth that comes from the sun, silent as dew during harvest.”

5 And then, just before harvest, after blossom has turned into a maturing grape, He’ll step in & prune back the new shoots, ruthlessly #hack off all the growing branches.

6 He’ll leave them piled on the ground for birds & animals to feed on —- Fodder for the summering birds, fodder for the wintering animals.

7 Then #tribute will be brought to #G-d-of-the-Angel-Armies, brought from this people tall & handsome, This people once held in #respect everywhere, this people once #mighty&merciless, From the land crisscrossed with rivers, to Mount #Zion, G-d’s place.

Isa 18:1-7 from Bible The Message version.

#doom #mighty&merciless #hack #respect #g-d-of-the-angel-armies