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The Humble Ant - It'd Be a Lot Cooler If...

Christ's Kingdom - through the lens of His Own Word

He Will Avenge Himself..

Web Log#2: 12 December 2016
“He will perge away His enemies!”

A small lodge
The first chapter of the book of Isaiah   speaks of a desolate country that is overthrown by strangers.  It goes on to describe a “very small” remnant – the daughter of Zion – that is preserved inside of a vast vineyard like a “besieged city” or a small "lodge" in the midst of a garden.

The chapter is addressed to “rebellious Children,” who are laden with sin and who have forsaken the Lord.  It bids them to listen while they are told that their sacrifices, offerings, and religious celebrations are vain and unpleasing to Him.  God tells them that He cannot bear to be around their iniquity and He mourns that a once faithful people is now like a “harlot.”

In verse 17, Isaiah tells them that [it would be a lot cooler if] they were washed and cleaned – as white as snow and obedient – able to eat the good of the land! 

Good news - Zion shall be redeemed!

Beginning in verse 24, the Lord, the Lord of Hosts, the Mighty One of Israel describes a day [that will be quite cool] when He will avenge Himself of His enemies.  He will purge them away and will restore the righteous judges and leaders, so that they will once again be a righteous, faithful city. …cool!

It'd Be a Lot Cooler If...

Web Log#1: 7 December 2016
More Perfect When...

God's Kingdom
Hopefully, this is the first of several web log entries designed to capture some practical Hopefulness with regard to Christ's comments during the Lord's Prayer when he said that we should ask, among other things, that "Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven." Matthew 6:10 ESV .

My own interpretation: "It would be a lot cooler if ____." 

This web log will define "It" as "this present age", "would be" as "will definitely be, at some point in God's preplanned timing," and "cooler if" as "More Perfect like it will be when God's kingdom is on Earth as it is in Heaven."

The Amplified myVersion: "This present age, will definitely be, at some point in God's preplanned timing, More Perfect like it will be when God's kingdom is on Earth as it is in Heaven, if ____ happens."

I'm only just beginning to brainstorm ideas for future web log entries, but for now, I'm going to look at things that God said WILL happen and imagine what that would look like today if they were here now.

Given that Jesus told us this is one of the things we should be praying for when we pray, I'm going to go ahead and assume that it is totally acceptable to label such as state as "cool."  Of note: I am using the definition of cool that means "excellent."  Or, in this context, Perfect!