Fcb4: Frederick Christian Blauer iv
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Hell is angry because it has been thwarted! Hell is angry because it has been mocked! Hell is angry because it has been destroyed! It is angry because it has been abolished! It is angry because it has been taken captive! Hell seized a body but discovered God. It seized earth and it encountered heaven. It seized what it saw and was vanquished by what it did not see. O death, where is thy sting? O hell, where is thy victory? By John Chrysostom (via anachronizomai)

The one who is the Prince of Life hung on a wooden tree between two other men, one ended his life in good, the other evil. At the foot of this tree, humanity stood, manhood & womanhood. It’s as if the fall was replayed again but ended with the fruit of life eternal extended to all and the gates of Zion opened by the Angels.

The one who is the Prince of Life hung on a wooden tree between two other men, one ended his life in good, the other evil. At the foot of this tree, humanity stood, manhood & womanhood. It’s as if the fall was replayed again but ended with the fruit of life eternal extended to all and the gates of Zion opened by the Angels.

Re: The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

I’ve enjoyed an ongoing email conversation this week about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. I thought this part might be helpful for some people out there that get stuck in the language and sequence of the subject. I thought it was particularly appropriate to resurrection week, since the verse below happened before Pentecost, but obviously the command to go to Jerusalem was still obeyed, where the whole Acts chapter 2 event took place. 

"So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them and *said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” -John 20:21-22

Question:

"Eric, what are your feelings as to when we receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit? Do you think it is a separate experience from salvation?"

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Genesis 3:6-10 (The Voice Version)
“The woman approached the tree, eyed its fruit, and coveted its mouth-watering, wisdom-granting beauty. She plucked a fruit from the tree and ate. She then offered the fruit to her husband who was close by, and he ate as well. Suddenly their eyes were opened to a reality previously unknown. For the first time, they sensed their vulnerability and rushed to hide their naked bodies, stitching fig leaves into crude loincloths. Then they heard the sound of the Eternal God walking in the cool misting shadows of the garden. The man and his wife took cover among the trees and hid from the Eternal God.
God (calling to Adam): 
Where are you?
Adam: 
When I heard the sound of You coming in the garden, I was afraid because I am naked. 
So I hid from You.

———————————————————————————————————————————-
Father,
Forgive me from hiding from you,
I too often choose to look at what I am not, instead of who you are.
My eyes, see who I am, as a reason to withdrawal, 
instead of…an invitation to come closer.

Son,
Help me to see the garment you have given me,
a gift of grace…a life covered by you.

Spirit, 
Help me to heard the sound of ‘God walking’,
to rise up and join,
to learn to let go of fear,
to love the sound of you drawing near,
again and again…every morning. 
Amen. 

My Lectio Divina contemplation on Genesis 3:1-10. I use The Message//Remix:SOLO that is designed for prayerful, scripture mediation and devotional rhythms that foster restful abiding, more than study. A good help for anyone looking for gentle guidance in your devotional life. 

Genesis 3:6-10 (The Voice Version)

“The woman approached the tree, eyed its fruit, and coveted its mouth-watering, wisdom-granting beauty. She plucked a fruit from the tree and ate. She then offered the fruit to her husband who was close by, and he ate as well. Suddenly their eyes were opened to a reality previously unknown. For the first time, they sensed their vulnerability and rushed to hide their naked bodies, stitching fig leaves into crude loincloths. Then they heard the sound of the Eternal God walking in the cool misting shadows of the garden. The man and his wife took cover among the trees and hid from the Eternal God.

God (calling to Adam)

Where are you?

Adam: 

When I heard the sound of You coming in the garden, I was afraid because I am naked. 

So I hid from You.

———————————————————————————————————————————-

Father,

Forgive me from hiding from you,

I too often choose to look at what I am not, instead of who you are.

My eyes, see who I am, as a reason to withdrawal, 

instead of…an invitation to come closer.

Son,

Help me to see the garment you have given me,

a gift of grace…a life covered by you.

Spirit, 

Help me to heard the sound of ‘God walking’,

to rise up and join,

to learn to let go of fear,

to love the sound of you drawing near,

again and again…every morning. 

Amen. 

My Lectio Divina contemplation on Genesis 3:1-10. I use The Message//Remix:SOLO that is designed for prayerful, scripture mediation and devotional rhythms that foster restful abiding, more than study. A good help for anyone looking for gentle guidance in your devotional life. 

Blood Moons Won’t even be seen in Israel. Oops. 

"The scheduled appearance of four total lunar eclipses on major Jewish holidays between this Monday night (the start of Passover 2014) and September 27, 2015 (the start of Sukkot) has the attention of much of the Christian world. But the eclipses are going to go almost totally unseen in Israel.

Somewhat less common are tetrads – four consecutive total lunar eclipses with no intervening partial eclipses – which has occurred 62 times since the year 0 AD.”

Read more at http://mobile.wnd.com/2014/04/blood-moon-blackout-in-israel/#k7evyvK4JVdRRsVF.99

Blood Moons Won’t even be seen in Israel. Oops.

"The scheduled appearance of four total lunar eclipses on major Jewish holidays between this Monday night (the start of Passover 2014) and September 27, 2015 (the start of Sukkot) has the attention of much of the Christian world. But the eclipses are going to go almost totally unseen in Israel.

Somewhat less common are tetrads – four consecutive total lunar eclipses with no intervening partial eclipses – which has occurred 62 times since the year 0 AD.”

Read more at http://mobile.wnd.com/2014/04/blood-moon-blackout-in-israel/#k7evyvK4JVdRRsVF.99

There’s something about a beard today that suggest ideological independence and self-sufficiency—it speaks to the wise choices one is making. People are making things with beards: leather, coffee—all things that are artfully craft-driven. It’s no longer a middle finger to the mainstream. It’s saying I’m gonna take my own choices in life.” -Scott Carey
http://www.beardbrand.com/pages/urban-beardsman-scott-carey?mc_cid=ce59144896&mc_eid=f0b803efaa

There’s something about a beard today that suggest ideological independence and self-sufficiency—it speaks to the wise choices one is making. People are making things with beards: leather, coffee—all things that are artfully craft-driven. It’s no longer a middle finger to the mainstream. It’s saying I’m gonna take my own choices in life.” -Scott Carey

http://www.beardbrand.com/pages/urban-beardsman-scott-carey?mc_cid=ce59144896&mc_eid=f0b803efaa

The tombs also were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised. After his resurrection they came out of the tombs and entered the holy city and appeared to many. By

Matt. 27:52-53

“Even on the day of crucifixion, resurrection is already beginning.” -Ryan Sutterfield