Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Thorns and the Dragon - August 8, 2007

At 2 PM, I took a 30 minute walk along the ponds. It was hot and I noticed a lot of grasses and weeds. There is a story to be told from these weeds.

Gen 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

The smallest thistle is the star thistle. They are abundant in the summer in fields and alongside of paths.

Gen 3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

Gen 3:18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

The last seed of the thistle. Jesus was the first of a new seed. The promised seed of Eve. The seed of Abraham and Sarah, through which all nations would be blessed. He was the seed of Mary and the Son of God. The Bright and morning star.

Rev 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

Jesus took the curses of thorns upon himself. His blood spilled from the crown of thorns and from the whip stripes upon his body. The devil thought he had won, but from the blood of Jesus we were healed and satan was doomed.

Gal 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

Isa 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

As the dragonfly has a short life, so does that old dragon. His days are numbered and he is mad. We are in Christ Jesus, sons of God, with eternal life, because Jesus shed his blood for us.

Rev 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
Rev 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Rev 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.


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