Well, perhaps it is time finally to explain what I mean when I indicate that Rev. 20:4-6 are VISION verses:
4And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ
(A children's poem)
In the deepest, darkest night
After I've turned off the light
Creatures lurk within my room
Planning my demise and doom.
They slither, slink and crawl around
Making not the slightest sound;
Waiting with abated breath
To pounce and scare me half to death.
My heart is pounding
Deuteronomy 31:8, “The LORD, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you nor forsake you”
Romans 4:20, “[Abraham] did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief”
Some years ago I read a story that went something like this. A group of scientists and botanists were exploring remote regions of the Alps in search of new species of flowers. One day they noticed through binoculars a flower of such rarity
“I won't do it,” Sally said,
“I will not clean my room.
I will not sweep nor make my bed;
I like the mess and gloom.”
“I won't do it,” Sammy said,
“I will not mow the lawn.
I'd rather play with Ned and Ted
And with my best friend Sean.”
“Shall not” -
These words we must not say;
When Mom or Dad ask us for help
We should always obey.
Updated Aug 13th 2012 at 11:53 PM by paidforinfull
United and Strong
by Belinda van Rensburg
God's children walking hand in hand
United; strong in Christ we stand
On bended knees; our hearts aflame
We call upon our Maker's Name.
When trials come we will not fall
For Christ will help us to stand tall
Though times are tough and things are rough
We'll cling to Him: He is enough.
When fallen ones launch an attack
Those saved by grace will stand;