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Jesus and Java

11/30/2011 07:47:00 AM

Little boys love to tear things apart just to see how they work.  Some of them even grow into a place where they put them back together too.  Well, I have the tearing them apart side down really well.  That's why I have surrounded myself with guys who know how to put it all back together.

One of the thing that I love to do, is to take a Bible verse or 2 and really break them down.  I don't mean pulling out the Greek manuscripts and finding the word meanings (although there is nothing wrong with that).  My brain works on a much simpler plane.  I just use everyday words that are easy for me to grasp.  I pull it apart into usable pieces for me.  I do have to put it all back together so it is functionable in my life.

I wanted to let you in on a peak of what I mean.  So, welcome to my kitchen table.  Grab your Bible.  Here is a cup of coffee.  (I know its strong, but that's the way I like it).  I call this time of my day, Jesus and Java.

Revelation 7:10 ESV, and crying out with a loud voice, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!"

Crying out in a loud voice = none of this wimpy worship of God!  I must be vocal and heard in my proclaiming of He is.

Salvation = being rescued, saved, pulled from, taken care of, loved enough for it to happen (in this case salvation from death - physical, spiritual, emotional)

To our = personal

God = the creator

Sits on the throne = seated in a place of authority, honor. Someone who has been given power and deserves recognition and honor.

To the Lamb = Jesus! perfect, my sacrifice, the one who brought salvation to the earth, Emmanuel (God with us).

Well, there we go.  Something to digest.  Something to apply.  Something to ponder.

Let me know some of your thoughts on this.  What jumped out at you?  What was meaningful?  How are you going to apply this to your life?

Feel free to stick around for another cup of coffee too.


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