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Consuming Fire

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.  Hebrews 12:28-29 Jesus, Mediator, Redeemer, Savior, King. Righteous made perfect through blood. Grace and gratitude. Once aliens, now heirs. Far away, brought near. He is my peace. Barrier destroyed. Veil torn. Wall of hostility demolished. Jesus’ body reconciled me and you and them through the cross. Made a way where…

Sword of Peace

If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Romans 12:18 If possible means it isn’t always possible. As it depends on me says sometimes despite my best efforts, the other party refuses. They are bound. Captive to pain. Unwilling to give. Blind. A dove is used as a symbol of peace. Tranquil. Quiet. Gentle. Yet peace comes with a sword. The price of peace is often blood. Wars are fought for it. Christ died for…