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Old 11-24-2013, 12:37 PM   #4
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Default Re: Away in a Manger - dream/vision -part 2

Originally Posted by countmeworthy View Post
A few weeks go by and I am thinking about the vision "Away in a Manger" again. I started thinking about the song. The song is about the Lord's FIRST arrival. Obviously He IS coming again, so I wondered if the Holy Spirit wanted me to revisit the Lord's return again.
Acts 1:10,11. Two men in white clothes were standing next to them. "Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven."

I like the words "in the same way"; it is reminiscent of your writing of the Lord's first arrival. In it we may see something of His return.

I do know that the gospel says, "Blessed is that one, whom the Master when He returns finds him so doing". 'Doing', in that context, is taking care of others. So I try to study diligently, and find "living words" to give to others to eat. (Luke 12:43, Matt 24:26) In the text I "wrestle with the angel" and say, "Lord, I will not let go until you bless me!"

This morning, in the words of Psalm 67, I could feel my Father's face shining upon me (v.1), and when I saw verse 2, "that the world may know your ways" I could feel the echo of Jesus in John 17:21 -- "That the world may believe..." I write this testimony not as something to quarrel over, or boast in what I have seen, but rather to testify that when I read this I cried. How could I not? My Father's face was shining on me; on me, a sinner.

That was why I was so offended with WL who said that the Bible was composed of "fallen" and "natural" words which were unprofitable to the believers. What! These are the "words of Christ", according to Paul! Can you imagine "feeding" people with such teachings!

Rather, if we are "trembling before God's words" (Psa 119:161) then others will see us and also repent. And if our Master comes and finds us so doing, we are blessed. Amen, come Lord Jesus! And when You come, may You find us so doing!
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