Monthly Archives: July, 2008

Genesis 1.3-5

And God said, “Let there be light!” and there was light.

And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light ‘Day,’ and the darkness He called ‘night’.

And there was morning and there was morning: one day.

Genesis 1.1-2

In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth.

The Earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.

Repetition, Repetition

Okay, I cannot muster the enthusiasm to type out the rest, Revelation 21.9-22.21 (which you may certainly read if you wish) finding it as surly and infected with the spirits of self-righteousness & condemnation as the rest, without much to add except 22.5: “And night shall be no more; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they shall reign for ever & ever.” {Reign? Over whom? All those bad folks on the outside?

Nuff of that; I think I’ll try taking this from the top (Genesis 1 etc) and pray for more participation!!!

Revelation 21.1-8

Then I saw a new Heaven and a new Earth, for the first Heaven and the first Earth had passed away.

And the sea was no more.

And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband; and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying: “Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more; neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.”

And he who sat upon the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new!” Also he said: “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.” And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the fountain of the water of life without payment.

“He who conquers shall have this heritage, and I will be his God and he shall be my son. But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, as for murderers, fornicators, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their lot shall be in the lake that burns with fire and sulphur, which is the second death.”