Monday, February 02, 2015

The Acts, the Chronicles

We are convinced there is now roughly 9 weeks until the lawless one is revealed, providing that the barley is ripe and the sacred/agricultural year therefore turns in March. We have been assured of this, and of what will follow in the dramatic transition of this age, in ways that have become familiar to us over many extended seasons of preparation. Some of you share in this comforting and very encouraging experience, and this bodes well.

While the world continues to carry on with a semblance of normalcy, we see it as through a different lens. So many things seen in this last transitional phase of the season have not been logged on the blog, which is itself a sign of the season. While some threads are maintained for continuity, our attention has largely been turned to personal prep, character/holiness and intercession, and to a work of chronicling. We're still getting our minds wrapped around this, but this is not just for our personal benefit, for Aaron and I. Some reflection on the story of how we got here is valuable. It's not about Aaron and I so much as how the Lord got us all here to this point, and it's really quite an adventure tale. Key words: Mercy, Grace, Favor. The Sovereign Lord does what pleases Him, and He is good!

16 For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, 17 (as it is written, “A father of many nations have I made you”) in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist. 18 In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, “So shall your descendants be.” 19 Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah’s womb; 20 yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform. 22 Therefore it was also credited to him as righteousness. 23 Now not for his sake only was it written that it was credited to him, 24 but for our sake also, to whom it will be credited, as those who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, 25 He who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification. ~ Romans 4:16-25

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