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July 24th - The Day of Dominion

The Day of Dominion

(Zephaniah 1:1-18; 2:1-15; 3;1-20)

(2 Chronicles 34:3-7)

Sing, Daughter of Zion

By Charles Joseph Staniland

c1900


Today’s Bible reading includes the writings of the Old Testament minor prophet Zephaniah. Zephaniah pointed to the God’s judgment on the nation of Judah and to the coming day of the Lord.


The book of Zephaniah is filled with repeated phrases, looking towards the fulfillment of time. These wordings include “at that time,” “on that day” and similar lines. (How many can you find and underline in today’s Scripture readings?)


The day of the Lord may be fearsome indeed, particularly for those who have mocked His people and rejected His invitation to follow Him. On the other hand, this occasion will be a long-awaited answer to prophetic prayers for all who love and honor the great and mighty Jehovah.


Here is a poem the Lord gave me today, based on our readings in the Old Testament book of Zephaniah. May the Lord bless your heart and lead you ever closer to His own, today and always.


At That Time

A Poetic Dream on a Day Most Supreme


Perched on the piano of pleasantest prime,

Today entertains us – the passage of time.

Unseen, the Deliverer waits for His cue

To ransom and rescue His own faithful few.


When windows of wonder fly open at last,

Though storms of deception may billow and blast,

The darkest of hours draws close to its end,

Destroyed by the Letter of love He will send.


The Word that was spoken before time emerged

Is uttered again, as all evil is purged.

Too little, too late – the pretenders may call,

As Wonderful Counselor reigns over all.


The wounded and needy, He draws to His heart.

With spike-wounded hands, He removes every dart.

The Father, so gentle, wipes tears from their eyes.

The Kingdom of Heaven appears – all may rise.


c2009 by Linda Ann Nickerson


Will you pray with me?


Majestic Master,

How we look forward

To the day

When Your Word is fulfilled

At last,

And Your Kingdom appears

Forever.

How grateful we are

For the victory

You achieved

On the cross,

Conquering death and darkness

Forever.

What a blessing

To belong

To You.

Amen.


Posted in response to these prompts:

Blog Your Blessings (“the darkest hour”)

Easy Street Prompts (“too little, too late”)

Meme Express (Sunday Invitation – to Simply Snickers)

One Single Impression (“windows”)

Simply Snickers (“perch,” “piano” and “prime”)

Weekend Wordsmith (“letter”)


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6 comments:

  1. I sure do love when those windows of wonder open. The possibilities are amazing.

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  2. This is a wonderful poems that depicts much of what's in the Bible, but said in a much simpler way. Beliefs are like that --- many windows, and no matter which one you choose --- we all go the same way of nature; life, death and the resurrection.

    I survived the darkness of last night to see the morn -- this is the gift I rec'd from the sun.

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  3. i am glad i stopped by... it is a wonderful faith knowing the lord...

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  4. I, too, am glad I came here. Something made me start reading the OSI offerings at #21.

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  5. Hey L,
    We are prayer 'warriors' fighting for a Kingdom that will never end. Jesus said, He will build His church, and the gates of Hell will not prevail against us. Nothing can separate us from the love of God! He reigns!
    We just have to keep believing...He can do anything - and He loves us!

    You are blessed!
    mary

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