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8/6/2023 ~ Heart of God


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Darkness has a heart of emptiness.
God commands both physical and spiritual truths.

... God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. ~ 1st John 1:5

Light is the essence of all vision
God = Light

  In Him = no darkness  

... God divided the light from the darkness. ~ Genesis 1:3-4

There have been countless beliefs in the times of earth where mankind
has offered up various creeds to acknowledge and worship deity.
Whatever stories or concoctions are conceived, the fact of
God Almighty remains across any and all doctrines.


... You have set all the borders of the earth; You have made
summer and winter. ~ Psalms 74:16-17


Regardless of opinion God is
  The day and the night is yours

  You have:
      ● Prepared the light
                                 ⮡  the sun
Top            
      ● Set all the borders of the earth  
Bottom        
      ● Made summer and winter
                                     ⮡  Time

"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End," ...
~ Revelation 1:8


Help comes by accepting Eternity
 🡢  I am the Lord Almighty  
       the Alpha and the Omega  
   🡧                                🡦  
  Beginning                               End       
🡣             🡤   🡡   🡥             🡡
  Who was    🡠 who is 🡢    who is to  
                    🡧   🡣   🡦           come
Timeless

... In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. ~ John 1:1-4

Genuine love originates where giving is all
                                                                                      TRUTH
In the beginning was the Word
     TRUTH            🡣                    
  The Word was God and with God
  Christ                                  |           
 He was in the beginning ⮠            
     ⮡   All things made through Him  
Nothing was made without Him
                          🡣
                       🡢 In Him was Life
Life was the light of men  ⮠

"God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man,
that He should repent. ..." ~ Numbers 23:19


Truth resides in the womb of creation
🡢  God does not lie or repent    

Has He said, and will He not do?
Spoken and not make it good?
🡤   🡡  🡥
🡢 A God of truth 🡠
Without injustice
All His ways = justice
  Righteous and upright = He  

... A God of truth and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.
~ Deuteronomy 32:4


Timeless truths shelter a soul from the deceptions of man.

Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust Him.
~ Proverbs 30:5


As short is long trust shelters the strong
  Every word of God = Pure  

He = a Shield
🡣

To those who put
trust in Him

"... You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created."
~ Revelation 4:11


Admitting truth is not pretending truth
O Lord
You are worthy


        To recieve:       Glory
                                  Honor
                                  Power

  For You created all things
           ⮡  by Your will they exist  
                                ⮡  were created  

... "I am the LORD, who makes all things, Who stretches out
the heavens all alone, ..." ~ Isaiah 44:24


Single essence is the nature of all
            I am the LORD
                🡣              ⮡  Your Redeemer  

  Who formed you from the womb
  Who makes all things
  Who stretches out the heavens
                 ⮡  all alone
  Who spreads abroad the earth
                 ⮡  by Myself

... every perfect gift is from above, and comes down
from the Father of lights, ... ~ James 1:17-20


The gifts of character dwell in the heart of God
  Every good and perfect gift = from above  
🡣   🡣   🡣   🡣   🡣   🡣   🡣   🡣   🡣   🡣   🡣
Comes down from the Father of lights
⮡  Whom there = no variation ⮠
or shadow of turning

🡢 Of His own will He brought us forth
by the word of truth ⮠       |
                                                          🡣
 Be  ● swift to hear Patient    🡠  might be a kind
       ● slow to speak Thoughtful     of firstfruits of
       ● slow to wrath Calm          His creatures
           🡦 Righteousness of God 🡧

The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, And will not at all
acquit the wicked. ... ~ Nahum 1:3


His Glory is amazement in everlasting wonder
The LORD =  Slow to anger
Great in Power

🡢 He will not at all acquit the wicked 🡠
  The clouds are the dust of His feet  

The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
~ Job 33:4


Faith and belief in His power of creation is the best at justifying life.

... For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light. ...
~ Psalms 36:9-10


Before and in Time Life lives in Light
  With You = The fountain of life  
🡦        🡧
In Your light we see light
🡧    🡦
Continue Your lovingkindness
to those who know you
            🡧
Your righteousness
🡢 to the upright in heart    

... God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone
in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God
in the face of Jesus Christ. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:6


Without light knowledge holds no glory
🡢 God commanded light    
to shine out of darkness

  🡢 Who has shone in our hearts  
to give the light of
the knowledge of
the glory of God

🡢 In the face of Jesus Christ

No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is
in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. ~ John 1:18


Truth's transparency endures forever
No one has seen God at any time

🡤     🡡     🡥
The only begotton Son
  who is in the bosom of the Father  
🡧   🡣   🡦
He has declared Him
Christ                          TRUTH

... "You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live."
~ Exodus 33:20


The edge of all reality is unviewable half less the presence of God.

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. ...
~ Colossians 1:15-17


All things created hinge on God's love
He = before all things
and in Him all things consist

  He = the image of the invisible God  
the firstborn over all creation

All things were created
through Him and for Him

by Him all things were created
🡢 in heaven and on earth 🡠
visible and invisible

Upon the essence of all is the presence of God.
His tangible representation, of the intangible, is found in the
declared words, and life, of Christ, the image of the invisible God, who
is undeniably visible at all real locations. To deny or accept the truth of
God is what God waits for, the cares of a heart for Him over His creation.
Creation exposes the inextricable connection to an Omnipotent God.


God's height has no limit from bottom to top
God is light and in Him is no darkness at all
God sees all in the light of His creation
God is present from beginning to end in all
God's truth is the foundation of all reality
God does not lie or repent but boldly declares truth
By God's will existence of life is part of His creation
God created an opening cosmos; alone by Himself
God wills truth as a condition for His creatures
In all the storms of life God will have His way
The Spirit of God gives life
Righteousness comes by the qualities God holds
God brings truth to us through Jesus Christ
Christ declares the will of God for man to know

God's heart wills that we come to Him wholly.

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The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament
shows His handiwork. ~ Psalms 19:1


Glory has no words for the extent of His care
The heavens
 declare the glory of God 


        Macro
        Forward
        Out
            Space             UP            Expanse
        🡡
        SKY
  COLD       The firmament         HOT  
shows His handiwork
       🡣
   Density                               In                              Depth
       Tight              Down            Loose
          Static          Backward     Energetic
      Strong            Micro             Weak 

... You are the same, And Your years will have no end. ~ Psalms 102:25-27

God's presence defines reality in the test of life
   You
      Laid the foundation of the earth
             ⮡  the heavens are Your work
      ● Will endure; are the same

 🡢 Your years will have no end

    They will perish      Time
                    ⮡  all will grow old
    You will change them  Thermodynamics
                       ⮡  They will be changed  

O LORD God of hosts, Who is mighty like You, O LORD?
Your faithfulness also surrounds You. ~ Psalms 89:8


It is not in God to abandon that which He hopes will freely return to Him.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while
we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8


God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord. ~ 1st Corinthians 1:9


Upon all waves of truth is why we are
  God

         O LORD

                 Your faithfulness
                   surrounds You

Your own love toward us
  While we were still sinners  
Christ died for us

God = Faithful

... everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who
does not love does not know God, for God is love. ~ 1st John 4:7-8


"Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God." ~ Matthew 5:8

Limitless love is where a heart finds freedom to accept forever.

... God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
~ 1st John 4:16


Intelligence only arrives wise where truth is
God = Love  
Love = of God


Love 
Pure in heart see God

  Who abides in love abides in God  
🡤                   🡧        
God in him
       

... The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. ~ Isaiah 40:28


Tomorrow's yesterday has no end in Him
The everlasting God, the LORD
The Creator of the ends
of the earth
🡣
Neither faints 🚫 = weary
Faithfulness                                          
  His understanding = unsearchable  

Great = Our Lord
Mighty in Power
His understanding = Infinite

Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.
~ Psalms 147:5


How can the dust declare the truths of life?

"Can you search out the deep things of God? Can you find out
the limits of the Almighty? ..." ~ Job 11:7-8


Love questions not the gift of another's love
  Can you
       🡦
    Search out the deep things of God?  
    Find out the limits of the Almighty?

  🡢 What can you do; know?
                        🡡
    They are higher than heaven
                ⮡  Deeper than Sheol  Grave
                        🡣           Death's abode

For Sheol cannot thank You, Death cannot praise You; Those who
go down to the pit cannot hope for Your truth. ~ Isaiah 38:18


Tragic if it comes to losing our hope for truth.

... all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work
that is done under the sun. ~ Ecclesiastes 8:17


God is in as much and more
       🡢 All the work of God

         Man cannot find out the work
           that is done under the sun

  Though:
       a man labors to discover it
       a wise man attempts to know it  
           🡣
          he will not be able to find it

... He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out
the work that God does from beginning to end. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:11


Dreams of heart grow stronger in hope
He has made everything
beautiful in its time


  He has put eternity in their hearts  

Except that no one can find out
🡢 the work that God does from    
O     beginning to end    
Alpha - Omega

"The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which
are revealed belong to us and to our children ..." ~ Deuteronomy 29:29


God reserves the right to remain above all
The secret things
belong to the LORD our God

  But             Truths
    ⮡  those things which are revealed
        belong to us and to our children  
             🡣
   That we may do
              ⮡  all the words of this law

Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart,
from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, ... ~ 1st Timothy 1:5


Rules obeyed lift a soul closer to Blissfulness
  🡢 Purpose of the commandment =  

         
Love from a pure heart  Love
         
From a good conscience  Honesty
         
From sincere faith  Hope

... acknowledgment of the truth which accords with godliness, in hope of
eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time ... ~ Titus 1:1-2


Honest humble souls size little against an infinite loyal God.

... If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself. ...
~ 2nd Timothy 2:12-13


... God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.
~ James 1:13


Three things God cannot do
  1) God cannot lie
  2) He cannot deny Himself
  3) God cannot be tempted by evil  

... to think of anything as being from ourselves, but
our sufficiency is from God, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 3:5-6


Superiority covers caves of disgust in atrocities
    We are Not sufficient of ourselves
  to think anything as from ourselves
     🡣
  our sufficiency is from God 🡠
      🡦  who also made us sufficient
           as ministers / new covenant
                       Courier's of truth
Law                          
   ● not of the letter for the letter kills
   ● of the Spirit for the Spirit gives life  
Faith                                   

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and not of yourselves, it is
the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. ~ Ephesians 2:8-9


Please has courtesy when thankfulness reigns
  By grace you have been saved
            ⮡  through faith
                        🡣
         ● Not of yourselves
                          ⮡  it = a gift of God

         ● Not of works ↴
                    lest anyone should boast  

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as
good stewards of the manifold grace of God. ~ 1st Peter 4:10


Compassion to help is the order of God
   Reality                           To truth     
  For the gifts and the calling of God  
🡧    🡣    🡦
Each one has received a gift
of the manifold grace of God
         bad                    🡤          Truth
As good stewards minister it
🡢 to one another 🡠

For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. ~ Romans 11:29

Set in atomic truth, reality fades as we are offered enlightenment.

"I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: ..."
~ Isaiah 45:5-6


To deny God is to deny the light of love in Hope
I am the LORD; there is no other
There is no God besides Me

  I will gird you
    ⮡  though you have not known Me
🡣
That they may know
from rising of the sun to its setting
  🡢 That there is none besides Me 🡠  

"I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity;
I, the LORD, do all these things. ..." ~ Isaiah 45:7-8


Salvation comes to the righteous who love God
I form the light and create darkness
I make peace and create calamity
I, the LORD, do all these things
🡣                                                  🡣
let the skies pour down righteousness
  Let the earth open bring forth salvation  
let righteousness spring up

  🡢 I, the LORD, have created it 🡠  

In the timeless moment of all God remains before and after it all. His
concern and will is that we love, as He loves, beyond measure, in the truth
of all that is of our spirit. Radiance comes in many forms, but the greatest
of all is, the penetrating gift that love uplifts where distance has no end.


God's heart wills we hear the call to uprightness
All the heavens in time declare the glory of God
God is timeless and endures new without end
God's faithfulness remains throughout His creation
God is love and calls all to become as He is, to be
For God to dwell in us we must love more always
God's great unsearchable understanding is infinite
Mankind cannot know the depth and limit of God
God wills that we may find Him through His word
Pure hearts love in good conscience in sincere faith
Our sufficiency is of God and not of ourselves
By grace through faith we have been saved Alleluia
His gifts are meant to work together building all up
God's truths of Himself remain across all ages

God's Heart calls to all to come to Him.

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But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases. ~ Psalms 115:3

Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, But to Your name give glory,
Because of Your mercy, Because of Your truth. ~ Psalms 115:1


We give all Glory to God because of His mercy and His truth.

"Is not God in the height of heaven? And see the highest stars,
how lofty they are!" ~ Job 22:12


Boundless upon all is His presence
GOD

From the angstrom to parsec, there is no absence of God.

"... the LORD Himself is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath;
there is no other." ~ Deuteronomy 4:39


Life has no replacement for the truth of God
🡡                                           
|        There is no other       
  the LORD Himself = God in heaven  
|                                           
Above and on the earth beneath
                   🡡                  |
Consider it in your heart 
                   🡡                  |
                 Know                |
                    💗                🡣

... He shall administer judgment for the peoples in uprightness.
~ Psalms 9:7-8


God wants us all to know of the coming judgment,
across the glory of His given truths, that will arrive for us each.


... one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the
stars; for one star differs from another star in glory. ~ 1st Corinthians 15:40-41


There is no calculation to match His Glory
  Celestial bodies           Glory of
the sun
     
  Glory of
the moon
     
        Glory of the
          terrestrial
  Each star differs  
from another  
in Glory  
 
 
 
       Terrestrial bodies

Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD!
~ Psalms 105:3


His name rises above unutterable
  Yahweh
        Jehovah
              I Am He
               |    ⮡  Adonai (Lord, Master)
               ⮡  El Shaddai (Lord God Almighty)  

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.
~ Proverbs 18:10


All the sounds of creation reverberate His all commanding name.

... That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. ...
~ Isaiah 43:10-11


No substitute can replace God
ETERNAL
  🡢 May know and believe Me      
        ⮡  Understand that I am He

  Before Me there was no God formed,  
Nor shall there be after Me

I, even I, am the LORD,
And besides Me there is no savior


He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. ~ Psalms 147:4

... Who gives ... (The LORD of hosts is His name): ... ~ Jeremiah 31:35

Incomprehensible are the depths of His giving.

Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth ...
~ Jeremiah 32:17


God powers command over all at rest
  God's great Power = Nothing too hard for You  

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, And Your glory above all the earth;
~ Psalms 108:5


All is due Him both freedom and bondage
     Your glory above
          All the earth


       O God                                 Be exalted  
                  Above the heavens

... "Be holy, for I am holy." ~ 1st Peter 1:15-16

As God has given each of us an "I am," He calls us to be.

I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment,
and righteousness in the earth. ... ~ Jeremiah 9:23-24


No glory in the stench of snobbish fumes
  Let not
       ● the wise man glory in his wisdom
       ● the mighty man glory in his might  
       ● the rich man glory in his riches

God seeks our understanding of Him
  "Him who glories glory in this
              🡣
        That he understands and knows Me  
        That I am the LORD  
                ⮡  exercising lovingkindness
                     judgment and righteousness
                                       🡣
                               in the earth
         🡤    🡡    🡥
     For in these I delight," says the LORD

... The earth is the LORD'S, and all its fullness, The world and
those who dwell therein. ... ~ Psalms 24:1-2


The heart of God gives us a place to live
The earth is the LORD'S
🡣
All its fullness and
who dwell therein


  For He has founded it upon the seas  
And established it upon the waters

The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S; But the earth
He has given to the children of men. ~ Psalms 115:16


Higher than high is the realm of the LORD
                           ⮣  Are the LORD'S  
                  🡢 even the heavens
                                         🡡
                               The heavens


  But the earth He has given
   🡢 to the children of men

... "I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness, ..." ~ Isaiah 42:5-7

It is never said enough to simply love over hate
God the LORD
created the heavens and stretched them out
  🡢 spread forth earth & that comes from it 🡠  
      🡣   Genesis 2:7
Who gives breath to the people on it
And spirit to those who walk on it:
🡧     John 6:63                         
I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness
As a light to open blind eyes
🡧                       🡦 
To bring out Those who sit in darkness

I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. ...
~ Romans 6:19


Confined by finite fleshly concerns limits ability to see plain absolutes.

"Indeed heaven and the highest heavens belong to the LORD your God,
also the earth with all that is in it." ~ Deuteronomy 10:14


God's ownership reigns over all
Belong to the LORD God   🡠
🡤   🡡   🡥
and the highest heavens
🡡
heaven
🡣
  also the earth with all that is in it  

"... God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe."
~ Deuteronomy 10:17


God's character exposes His will for creation
The LORD God = God of gods
🡧                                            In His image
The great God, mighty and awesome
                          ⤤   I Am
                         'I said, "You are gods"'- John 10:34
                         Psalms 82:6          

                      Character inferences
  Shows no partiality nor takes a bribe  
                        favoritism                           cheater
                        prejudice                            greedy
                           deception                         scheming  

Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, "You are gods"'?
~ John 10:34


I said, "You are gods, And all of you are children of the Most High.
~ Psalms 82:6


Each of us has thankfully generous blessings too often taken for granted.
To dismiss core values drowns one in an ocean of anxiety and depression.


For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion
and every evil thing are there. ~ James 3:16


They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable,
disobedient, and disqualified for every good work. ~ Titus 1:16


Countless fail to practice acts called for by God
  They profess to know God, but in works  
   they deny Him:    ● Abominable
                                  ● Disobedient
                                  ● Disqualified

... you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us
an example, that you should follow His steps: ... ~ 1st Peter 2:21


"'... you have forgotten Me and cast Me behind your back, Therefore you shall
bear the penalty Of your lewdness and your harlotry.'" ~ Ezekiel 23:35


Where love is not bedrock in the back of oneís mind, sand blows away.

... you forget the LORD your Maker, Who stretched out the heavens
And laid the foundations of the earth; ... ~ Isaiah 51:12-13


Mortal death is the entrance into His presence
🡢 I, even I, am He who comforts you  

You have feared
continually every day
Because of the fury of
the oppressor, When he
  has prepared to destroy  

   Where is the   
fury of the
oppressor?
🡥                       

🡧  son of a man  
like grass
will die

🡥                 
      You forget the
    LORD your Maker

'Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for
I am your God. I will strengthen you, ...' ~ Isaiah 41:10


A soulís secure foundation is built on faith
  Fear not, for I am with you;
  Be not dismayed, for I am your God.  
            I will      ● Strengthen you
                           ● Help you
                           ● Uphold you

Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. ...
~ Isaiah 55:6-9


Vision is where perspective sees all truth
Seek the LORD while He may be found
Call upon Him while He is near
fosake:   Wicked ways                              
🡣               ⮡  Unrighteous thoughts
Return to the LORD                                   
🡦                                                  
      God will abundantly pardon   ✨
Compassion 
  For as the heavens are higher than the earth  
🡡 so are My ways higher than your ways, 🡡
And My thoughts than your thoughts

For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as
in all the churches of the saints. ~ 1st Corinthians 14:33


God's plain truth has never intended harm
  God = not the author of confusion  
  God = author of peace

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that
you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~ Romans 15:13


Now rides inside upon foreverís outside
Now
may the God of hope
🡧                                   
fill you with all joy and peace
🡣                 
in believing
that you may abound in hope
                           🡣
  by the power of the Holy Spirit  

Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which
no one will see the Lord: ... ~ Hebrews 12:14-15


On the pond of time, ripples call in the night
                With all people
        Pursue peace and holiness
                         🡣
  Without, no one will see the Lord
          🡦
     Lest one fall short of Godís grace  
         ⮡  any root of bitterness      X
                ⮡  springing up cause trouble  

       🡢  by this many become defiled

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest. ..." ~ Matthew 11:28-30


All experts are but pale amateurs next to God
Call to His heart
Come to Me
all who labor and are heavy laden
🡣
I will give you rest
🡧   🡦
  Truth           🡦      
Take My yoke and learn from Me
🡣              🡣
I am gentle and lowly in heart
⮡   find rest for your souls ⮠
       Humble
  🡢 My yoke is easy and burden is light  
              LOVE                                      PEACE  

Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire
besides You. My flesh and my heart fail; But God is ... ~ Psalms 73:25-26


Acknowledging God recognizing us humbles a heart to serve others.

... What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man
that You visit him? ~ Psalms 8:3-4


Though God maintains all, He cares for the tiny
  🡢 Considering Your heavens   
   the work of Your fingers
   The moon and the stars

  sinners
   What is man that You
   are mindful of him

                      humanity
   And the son of man
   that You visit him?

"What is man, that You should exalt him, That You should set
Your heart on him, That You should visit him ..." ~ Job 7:17-18


God's heart examines the consistencies of NOW
  What is man
            🡣
     That You should exalt him
     That You should set Your heart
                                        ⮡  on him
     That You should visit him
                                     every morning  

                                      NOW
         And test him every moment?

"But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the
heaven of heavens cannot contain You. ..." ~ 1st Kings 8:27


Seeking God embodies the ages of time
  🡢 Will God dwell on the earth?  

heaven and the
heaven of heavens
🡢 cannot contain You 🡠

How much less this temple
which I have built ⮠

"... God of Israel, the One who dwells between the cherubim, You are God,
You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. ..." ~ Isaiah 37:16


God has confirmed His Life Light by appearing
God of Israel
LORD of hosts
  🡢 who dwells between the cherubim 🡠  

You are God, You alone
of all the kingdoms of the earth

You have made heaven and earth

... I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining
around me and those who journeyed with me. ... ~ Acts 26:13-15


His love shines brighter than all brilliant
I saw a light from heaven
  brighter than the sun, shining around me  
and those who journeyed with me

I heard a voice speaking to me
"I am Jesus"

... the things which are not seen are eternal. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:17-18

Timeís judgment will melt or bloom into eternity
                                                  TIME
  Our light affliction is but for a moment  
  🡣                               character
= working an eternal weight of glory
                                     judgment
🡢 not the things which are seen   
but at the things which are not seen
                                              (BEYOND)
                             thermodynamics
🡢 the things seen are temporary   
but the things not seen are eternal

... whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do
not know, God knows--such a one was caught up to the third heaven.
~ 2nd Corinthians 12:2


A spiritual realm superseding this universe exists
      Such a one  
was caught  
up to the  
third heaven  
out of
the body
     
in the
body
     ?    🡥
      God knows    
  a man
  in Christ
 

Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first
earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. ~ Revelation 21:1


Magnificent glory awaits in His Light
a new heaven
🡡   a new earth   🡡


first heaven and first earth
had passed away

  Also there was no more sea
                                              Abyss  

The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the
glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. ~ Revelation 21:23


God radiates the power of life
The city had no need
                            |      ⮡   of the sun
                                🡣          of the moon  
to shine in it
🡤  🡡  🡥
  The glory of God illuminated it
🡧  🡣  🡦
The Lamb is its light
Life in God                       
Brighter than the sun                        

Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself
through Jesus Christ, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:18


God gives a path to our return in Christ
Now all things are of God
🡣                         
through Jesus Christ
has reconciled us to Himself

  given us ministry of reconciliation  

... may be with Me where I am, that they may behold
My glory which You have given Me; ... ~ John 17:24


Hearts seek where suffering is no more
I desire they be with Me
where I am
🡣
that they may behold
My glory given Me
🡤   🡡   🡥
  You loved Me before the  
foundation of the world

... Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
~ 2nd Corinthians 6:2


Waiting across time NOW comes the answer
"In an acceptable time
I have heard you, And in
the day of salvation
I have helped you."

⮮             ⮯
Behold, now = the
accepted time; behold,
  now = the day of salvation  

Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, ...
~ Romans 8:27


A gift of Grace is offered to those who believe
Holy Spirit                                                 
Now He who searches the heart
    Truth
  Knows what the mind of the Spirit is  

He makes intercession for the saints
🡢 according to the will of God  

... the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear witness in heaven:
the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. ...
~ 1st John 5:6-8


God holds truth as the highest premium
The Spirit = Truth                       
🡧           
The that bear witness in heaven:
  Father, Word, and the Holy Spirit;  
and these three are one

Defining who He is, God's Word exposes His Will
  WORD OF:

     ● God                      - Mark 7:13
     ● the LORD             - 1st Peter 1:25
     ● Jesus                   - Matthew 26:75
     ● the Lord Jesus   - Acts 19:10
     ● of Christ              - Colossians 3:16
     ● the kingdom        - Matthew 13:19
     ● His power            - Hebrews 1:3
     ● the oath                - Hebrews 7:28
     ● His grace              - Acts 14:3
     ● the gospel           - Acts 15:7
     ● righteousness     - Hebrews 5:13
     ● exhortation          - Hebrews 13:22
     ● reconciliation       - 2nd Corinthians 5:19      
     ● faith                      - Romans 10:8
     ● life                        - Philippians 2:16
     ● truth                     - Ephesians 1:13

"God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
~ John 4:24


God's Power is in His Life
   Living                       Spirit                  Mighty in Strength                God of gods
    
Our Witness
God = Spirit     Righteous
   Wise in Heart                 According to truth                      King of all the earth  

Our Helper            Holy                 One                  Strength of our hearts                

Our Defense                  Merciful              True                                     In Heaven     

Our Salvation                               Light               Able               The Judge                  

           Forever           Jealous              A Shield               Love                       With us

A just Judge                 Eternal Life in Jesus Christ                        Faithful      
  Great   

Those who worship Him
  Must worship in spirit and truth  

Revealed  
                                       
Awesome Majesty             Consuming Fire                 Author of Peace

~ GOD IS ~
        GOD IS:

One
True
Able
Holy
Love
Light
Spirit
Great
Living
Faithful
With us
Jealous
Forever
A shield
Merciful
Revealed
The judge
In Heaven
Righteous
Our helper
A just judge
Our witness
Our defense
God of gods
Wise in heart
Our salvation
Consuming Fire
Author of Peace
Awesome Majesty
Mighty in strength
According to truth
King of all the earth
Strength of our hearts
  Eternal life in Jesus Christ
  Galatians 3:20
John 3:33
Luke 3:8
Psalms 99:9
1st John 4:8
1st John 1:5
John 4:24
Job 36:26
Mark 12:27
1st Corinthians 1:9
Isaiah 8:10
Nahum 1:2
Hebrews 1:8
Psalms 18:30
Psalms 116:5
Romans 1:17
Psalms 75:7
Psalms 115:3
Daniel 9:14
Psalms 54:4
Psalms 7:11
Romans 1:9
Psalms 59:17
Daniel 2:47
Job 9:4
Psalms 68:20
Deuteronomy 4:24
1st Corinthians 14:33  
Job 37:22
Job 36:5
Romans 2:2
Psalms 47:7
Psalms 73:26
Romans 6:23

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who
comes to God must believe that He is, ... ~ Hebrews 11:6


Longer than time's moment God calls
Life    
Who comes to God
Must believe that He is

🡢         Without faith it is         🡠
Impossible to please Him
Peace                             Grace
Wisdom
Eternal Life                                                            Salvation
Righteous Hearts    
                                                Love
Good Conscience                                             
                                                                       Forgiveness
  Truth      
He is a rewarder of those              
                 Who diligently seek Him
     Security 

But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. ... ~ Hebrews 11:16

Wonderful is the bliss of heaven
Desire a heavenly country

  God is not ashamed to be their God  
                                             Life
He has prepared a city for them

Salvation belongs to the Lord. Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah
~ Psalms 3:8


Our biggest regret should be ourselves in lacking over mastering.
His gift through Christ is forgiveness in the core of His love for us.


"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under
heaven given among men by which we must be saved." ~ Acts 4:12


God's light rises beyond all that is visible
God's single presence fills all that is above & below
God rules over all creation knowing everything
Earth now has been ordained to be run by mankind
God's glory shows no partiality nor takes a bribe
God is not the author of confusion but of peace
God is larger than all the physical universe displays
God has made His presence known upon the Earth
God's light of love is brighter than the sun
Declared 3 heavens; Terrestrial, Celestial, Spiritual
Mortal reality is a temporary prelude to eternity
God reconciles us to Himself through Jesus Christ
Without a heart of truth God cannot be pleased
Salvation belongs to the LORD

Earth exposes the true character
of God given souls.


Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness
is the scepter of Your kingdom. ~ Psalms 45:6


Truth stands eternal in all its' goodness
O God

Your throne = forever

A scepter of righteousness
  = the scepter of Your kingdom  


   Pure         Uprightness
    Decency      
  Honorable
Love     
  Truth      

Justice
Patient  
 

The LORD is in His holy temple, The LORD'S throne is in heaven; ...
~ Psalms 11:4-5


God views the character of each heart
The LORD = in His holy temple
The LORD'S throne = in heaven;

🡢 His eyes behold   
His eyelids test the sons of men
The LORD tests the righteous
🡦                    
the wicked and the one
  who loves violence His soul hates  
                                       Heart

The Lord looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men. ~ Psalms 33:13

Hell and Destruction are before the LORD; So how much more
the hearts of the sons of men. ~ Proverbs 15:11


Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? ...
~ Psalms 139:7-8


... "Concerning the condition of the sons of men, God tests them, ..."
~ Ecclesiastes 3:17-18


God's test for each is understanding in peace over flames of impulse.

... Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the LORD?
~ Psalms 89:6


Only acknowledging God makes one mighty
Who in the heavens
Can be compared to the LORD?

  Who among the sons of the mighty  
can be likened to the LORD?

... a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD,
... ~ Job 1:6


Somehow arrogance rose above thankfulness
                  Time
Now there was a day when

Angels    
His created creatures      
🡢 the sons of God came     
to present themselves
before the LORD

  and Satan also came among them  
⮡  Pride above God      

"... behold, One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven! ..."
~ Daniel 7:13


God decides when & how to appear to mankind
Watching in the night visions
       🡧                          Divine in nature
Behold, One like the Son of Man
🡣                                            
  Coming with the clouds of heaven!  

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
~ Romans 8:14


Truth bolsters a soul's character
Led by the
Spirit of God
= Sons of God

... because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son
into your hearts, ... ~ Galatians 4:4-6


God offers souls salvation from damnation
When the time had come
🡣
God sent forth His Son
Born of a woman, born under the law
          🡣                           ⮡   Broken    
to redeem who were under the law
🡦                                  
  That we might receieve adoption as sons  
🡡                              
God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son

... "He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. ..." ~ Matthew 13:37-38

Good or bad actions declare being
Sows the good seed = Son of Man

  Good seeds = sons of the kingdom  

Tares = sons of the wicked one

"Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ,
the Son of the living God." ~ John 6:69


No music can substitute the trumpet of eternal life.

"... nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are
sons of God, being sons of the resurrection." ~ Luke 20:34-36


Eternity liberates souls to become alike
Sons of this age are given in marriage

who counted worthy to attain that age
  the resurrection from the dead, neither  
marry nor are given in marriage;
nor can they die anymore
🡧              
are sons of God
🡢 for they are equal to the angels     
being sons of the resurrection

"... the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation
than the sons of light." ~ Luke 16:8


Conniving souls only care for themselves
  Sons of this world = more shrewd  
         in their generation    

Than the sons of light

"While you have the light, believe in the light, that you
may become sons of light." ... ~ John 12:36


Honest hearts shine in the light where liars forever fade in darkness.

You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of
the night nor of the darkness. ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:5


Hearts left in turmoil neglect faith's power
                                           Honest
Caring                                     
     Sincere
Sons of light     
Sons of the day

sons of the night
   sons of darkness   
                                        Deceivers
Schemers                                         
Shallow

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us
into the kingdom of the Son of His love, ... ~ Colossians 1:13


God has announced our salvation into His light
GOD                     
🡢 He has delivered us    
from the power of darkness
  and conveyed us into the kingdom  
of the Son of His love
Christ        

"... There they shall be called sons of the living God." ~ Romans 9:26

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the
wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. ~ Ephesians 5:6


The faithless have no hope where His light rises for life to live.

They were sons of fools, Yes, sons of vile men;
They were scourged from the land ~ Job 30:8


Our return to light rises past mediocrity
Son of Man
Son of His love
Spirit of His Son
Son of the living God
sons of God
🡣
son of man
sons of men
sons of the mighty
sons of this age
🡧                             🡦
sons of God
sons of light
sons of the day
sons of the kingdom
sons of the living God
sons of the Most High
sons of your Father in heaven
children of the the Most High
children of the promise
children of light
children of God

      sons of the resurrection  
       sons of fools
sons of vile men
sons of this world
sons of the wicked one
sons of disobedience

children of wrath
children of transgression
children of the murderers
children of the flesh
children of the devil




But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such
sacrifices God is well pleased. ~ Hebrews 13:16


God seeks out our choices to do good
🡢 Do not forget    
  to do good and to share  

With such sacrifices
🡡                         
God = well pleased

" 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'?
God is not the God of the dead, but of the living." ~ Matthew 22:32


God is the supportive source of all life
I am the living God
🡧    🡣    🡦

  of Abraham, Isaac, and of Jacob  

God = not the God of the dead

"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words
will by no means pass away." ~ Matthew 24:35


Truth can not be altered only accepted
Heaven and earth
will pass away

TRUTH
My words
  will by no means pass away  

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper
than any two-edged sword, ... ~ Hebrews 4:12


God's word clears up the truth of all actions
The word of God =
                              Living
                              Powerful
                              Sharper than any
                                   ⮡   two-edged sword  

       Piercing division of soul and spirit  
         ⮡   = a discerner of the thoughts
               ⮡   and intents of the heart

"For I am the LORD, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, ..."
~ Malachi 3:6-7


Truth remains as God calls for our return
I am the LORD, I do not change;
Therefore you are not consumed
~
You have gone away from My
  ordinances And have not kept them  
🡣
🡢 Return to Me, I will return to you 🡠
🡣   But you said,   🡣
In what way shall we return?

"... for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn
His face from you if you return to Him." ~ 2nd Chronicles 30:9


God's mercy welcomes all who call out to Him
if you return to the LORD
  you will be treated with compassion  
🡣
for the LORD your God
= gracious and merciful
and will not turn His face from you
🡡
if you return to Him

... the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God? ~ Micah 6:6-8


God looks for our hearts, not our things
  With what shall I come before the LORD?  
Will the LORD be pleased with
                      🡣
                        burnt offerings
                        Ten thousand rivers of oil
                         🡣   my firstborn   🡣
                          for the sin of my soul?

🡢 He has shown you what = good;
          to do justly Honesty                    
Call to  ● To love mercy Forgiving heart     
Action  ● to walk humbly with your God

"... He is kind to the unthankful and evil. Therefore be merciful,
just as your Father also is merciful." ~ Luke 6:35-36


Resentfulness and hatefulness destroys peace
But love your enemies
🡧  do good, and lend  🡦
hoping for nothing in return;
🡣
your reward will be great
you will be sons of the Most High
🡧                  
  He is kind to the unthankful and evil  
        🡢 Therefore be merciful Free heart
as your Father also = merciful

"... sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and
on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust." ~ Matthew 5:45


God has yet to judge those alive under the sun
That you may be
  sons of your Father in heaven  
                       🌞
For He makes His sun rise
on the evil and on the good

🌤  and sends rain  🌧
on the just and on the unjust

"Thus says the LORD of hosts: 'Execute true justice, Show mercy
and compassion Everyone to his brother. ... ~ Zechariah 7:9-12


God has a heart calling out for us to behave
Thus says the LORD of hosts:
🡣
  Execute true justice, Show mercy and compassion  
Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless
🡣   The alien or the poor   🡣
Let none of you plan evil in his heart
Against his brother


But they refused to heed refusing to hear the law
and the words which the LORD of hosts had sent
by His Spirit through the former prophets

🡢 Thus great wrath came from the LORD of hosts

... The LORD has made all for Himself, Yes, even the wicked
for the day of doom. ... ~ Proverbs 16:3-5


Drink an elixir of life or poison of death
Commit your works to the LORD
your thoughts will be established

The LORD has made all for Himself
  even the wicked for the day of doom  

Everyone proud in heart = an
abomination to the LORD;
🡢 Though they join forces 🡠
none will go unpunished

And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and
open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. ~ Hebrews 4:13


As He is more than all, vision is His creation
🡢 There is no creature hidden
from His sight
🡧                         
but all things are naked
and open to the eyes of Him

  🡢 To whom we must give account  

"... God is mighty, but despises no one; He is mighty
in strength of understanding. ..." ~ Job 36:5-6


God is open to each one's condition
God = mighty
in strength of understanding
🡣
🡢 despises no one 🡠

  He does not preserve life of wicked  
But gives justice to the oppressed

God is a just judge, And God is angry with the wicked every day.
~ Psalms 7:11


Justice for goodness over evil will be served
God = a just God

  God = Angry with the  
wicked every day  

God is jealous, and the LORD avenges; The LORD avenges and is furious. ...
~ Nahum 1:2


Selfish desires can inhibit free expression
  God = jealous

  The LORD;
         avenges and is furious
         will take vengeance
                      ⮡  on His adversaries  
         He reserves wrath
                         ⮡  for His enemies

God is wise in heart and mighty in strength. Who has
hardened himself against Him and prospered? ~ Job 9:4


Bitter hearts ignore the peace given by His love
God = wise in heart
and mighty in strength

  🡢 Who has hardened himself   
   against Him and prospered?

... "Do I not fill heaven and earth?" says the LORD. ~ Jeremiah 23:24

Innumerable actions across all time are seen
Says the LORD
🡣
Do I not fill heaven and earth?

  Can anyone hide himself in secret  
places, So I shall not see him?

The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Keeping watch
on the evil and the good. ... ~ Proverbs 15:3-4


God advises clean hearts of purposed words
  The eyes of LORD are in every place  
🡧                                  
Keeping watch
on evil and the good

A wholesome tongue = a tree of life
🡧              
perverseness in it breaks the spirit

For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD,
And He ponders all his paths. ~ Proverbs 5:21


In consideration is all the music we play
  Before the eyes of the LORD  
🡣

the ways of man

🡢 He ponders all his paths

... God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. ...
~ James 1:12-16


Comfort comes when love of God is supreme
Blessed is the man who endures temptation;
when approved he will receive the crown of life
the Lord has promised to those who love Him

Let no one say when he is tempted
"I am tempted by God"
God cannot be tempted by evil
nor does He Himself tempt anyone

each one is tempted when he is drawn away
🡢 by his own desires and enticed 🡠

when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin;
  and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth
death  

... "You, O Lord, who know the hearts of all, ..." ~ Acts 1:24

Clearly stated God knows each of our hearts
                                               🡣
  Lord, who know the hearts of all 🡠  
                                               🡡
Show which of these two
You have chosen

... God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. ... ~ 1st John 3:20-21

Dismissing conscience maintains a seared heart
If our heart condemns us 🖤

God = greater than our heart
and know all things
🤍                            
  If our heart does not condemn us  
We have confidence toward God

... No one is holy like the LORD, For there is none besides You,
Nor is there any rock like our God. ... ~ 1st Samuel 2:1-3


Faith without caution is precarious
😃 I smile at my enemies 😄
Because I rejoice in Your salvation
🡥                                                         🡤
No one is holy like the LORD
For there is none besides You
Nor is there any rock like our God

🡢 Talk no more so very proudly;
  Let no arrogance come from your mouth  

the LORD = the God of knowledge;
And by Him actions are weighed

... I have come that they may have life, and that they
may have it more abundantly. ~ John 10:9-11


God knows who come to Him pleading rescue
I am the door. If anyone enters by
Me, he will be saved, and will go
in and out and find pasture

  thief comes to steal, kill, to destroy  

I come that they may have life,
and may have it more abundantly

I am the good shepherd
gives His life for the sheep

... all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive
the things done in the body, according to what he has done, ... ~ 2nd Cor. 5:10


All dreams come true when God rules
🡢 We must all appear before
the judgment seat of Christ

that each one may receive the
things done in the body
      🡣
according to what he has done
⮡  whether good or bad

... priest who has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment,
but according to the power of an endless life. ~ Hebrews 7:15-16


God offers Himself for us to awake to Him
Christ                                            
Another priest who has come
Melchizedek                        
🚫 according to
  the law of a fleshly commandment  

🡢 but according to
the power of an
endless life

For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men,
the Man Christ Jesus. ~ 1st Timothy 2:5


Fragmentation is not the singularity of God
There = one God
🤍     
and one Mediator
  between God and men  
the Man Christ Jesus

One may trivialize God,
but that does not change the fact of God.


God's character reflects His desire for us to be
God's throne is a scepter of righteousness
God's soul hates the wicked who love violence
God's alive giving His word of truth for us to awaken
God's steadfastness speaks to the ignorance of man
God is now kind to the unthankful and evil
God's wrath will come to those who refuse Him
The LORD has made all for Himself
God will judge fairly rendering accountability
God is wise in heart and mighty in strength
God is not tempted by evil nor tempts anyone
God waits knowing the hearts of all
God is a God of knowledge by judgment comes
Christ is our portal Mediator to an endless life

God's creation is meant to embrace
that which embraces Him.
~
Godís salvation is His call over the bigotry of man.

Darkness gives no confidence of hope.




 

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