I told my youngest son that I was going to change and why, he said,
'Good, Mom. Families should hug each other." He told me of different
homes he had visited among church friends, and how many of the families
were open with their affection.
found himself in direct conflict with the remaining faithful Jews, who
were the only people under his rule who would not submit to his edicts.
Antiochus issued laws that prohibited Sabbath observations, the
possession of Scripture, circumcision, and the keeping of dietary laws.
These regulations were then followed by "the abomination that causes
desolation" a statue of the Greek god Zeus erected in the Jewish
Temple, to whom Antiochus sacrificed burnt offerings of swine.
you see the love in this passage as Solomon calls, "His Love, His fair
one." He wants her to "come away." I hear the voice of Christ in these
verses calling out to His Bride, "Rise up and go forward." The Lord
spoke to my heart several years ago and said, "There are dimensions and
revelations in me you know nothing about, you must pursue me." We must
wake up and come along, He is waiting!
hours of Christ's crucifixion were the darkest season of time that
heaven had ever known. In your mind, walk through those last moments
with Jesus, down the crowded Via Dolorosa where jeers meet His ears and
crowds shake their fists in anger. Feel the burning sting of the stone
pavement as He drops to the ground in complete exhaustion. Watch in
horror as the spikes find their mark and the Cross on which He dies is
lifted and cruelly dropped into place.
I told my youngest son that I was going to change and why, he
said,'Good, Mom. Families should hug each other." He told me of
different homes he had visited among church friends, and how many of
the families were open with their affection.
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