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Gap Between the Rapture and the Tribulation - By Frisco Vigario - https://www.raptureready.com/2019/05/22/gap-rapture-tribulation-frisco-vigario/
Jesus perfectly fulfilled His first coming at the four spring festivals - Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Firstfruits and the Feast of Weeks. These are God's "appointed times," also called "holy convocations."
After the spring feasts, there is a period of time before the autumn feasts begin. This time is spiritually symbolic of the church age in which we live today. Christ's sacrifice and resurrection are past, we have received the promised Holy Spirit, and now we await His second coming. Just as the spring feasts pointed toward the Messiah's ministry at His first coming, the autumn feasts point toward what will happen at His second coming.
Rosh Hashanah, also known as the Feast of Trumpets, is a picture of the 'catching away' of the bride of Christ. The significance for 'the believer' is that the blowing of the 'shofar' is prophetic to the rapture of the church and will inaugurate the 'End of days,' the coming Day of the Lord - The Great Tribulation (also called Jacob's Trouble, the day of wrath, day of desolation, day of the Lord, the wrath of God, the wrath, the tribulation and many more).
1 Corinthians 15:51-54 "Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, 'Death is swallowed up in victory'" (NASB).
1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 "For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words" (NASB).
Rosh Hashanah also commemorates the creation of the universe. Jewish tradition links Adam and Eve's creation to 1 Tishri as the day of creation from Adam's perspective - but how? The first words of the Hebrew Bible say "In the beginning." By rearranging the Hebrew letters, the phrase "aleph b'Tishri" is formed, meaning "on the 1st of Tishri."
Rosh Hashanah is also known as the head of the year - Jewish New Year's Day.
Rosh Hashanah therefore represents the day that God began to rule as King of the Universe. It also anticipates the prophetic fulfillment of the Lord's covenant faithfulness to Israel in Daniel's 70th week when all of Israel will repent and their Messiah will return to restore Israel as Saviour, Lord and Deliverer.
According to Jewish tradition, on Rosh Hashanah the destiny of the righteous are written in the Book of Life, and the destiny of the wicked are written in the book of death. However, most people will not be inscribed in either book, but have 10 days until "Yom Kippur" (Festival of Atonement) to repent before sealing their fate. Hence the Ten Days of Repentance (days of Awe). At the Feast of Atonement, then, everyone's name will be sealed in one of the books. [source Hebrew4Christians, Seven Feasts of Israel]
The Day of Atonement is the next of the three autumn festivals. It is the holiest day of the Jewish year, and it reveals the Priestly work of Jesus - Our High Priest. This festival, also known as Yom Kippur, provides prophetic insight regarding the Second coming of Messiah, the restoration of national Israel and the final judgment of the world.
The Day of Atonement marks the high point of the 10 days of Awe and is regarded as the day when Israel will seal her fate. It is the only day of the year when the High Priest could enter the Holy of Holies and offer blood sacrifices and prayer for the sins of the people. Their sins were 'covered' for one year only.
Only at Christ's death on the cross were sins forgiven "by grace through faith."
The Rapture of the Church and the relevance of the gap between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement:
Why did God place 10 days between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement? Does it mean anything? Is it part of His perfect will? Would it make any difference if it were 5 days or 20 days or 30 days? I believe that God in His perfection has a perfect meaning for every letter and number that appears in His word.
Does the rapture of the church take place before the Tribulation or in the now-popularized Rapture at the mid-tribulation point before "The wrath"?
How is it possible that anyone in their right spiritual mind would consider, even for a moment, that the Rapture could take place during the 7-year Tribulation?
There are many scriptures both in the Old and New Testament that prove that the church will not go through the Tribulation. How can it be that some are still going down this dark rabbit hole?
I offer just one Old Testament and one New Testament scripture that prove beyond a shadow of doubt that the church will NOT enter the Tribulation.
Daniel 9:24 "Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy place."
Daniel's people and Daniel's holy city can only be the Jewish nation and Jerusalem. The church is not Israel and it does not have a capital. The church is the Temple of God; we are priests and we are filled with the Holy Spirit.
Nobody disputes that God has perfectly fulfilled 69 weeks at Jesus' first coming and death on the cross and we now await the final week which will commence with "a firm covenant." In the middle of the 7-year Tribulation, the "Abomination of desolation" will take place (see Daniel 9:27).
The purpose of the last 7 years is twofold - for the restoration of Israel (God's "elect," His covenant people and the "apple of His eye") and the wrath of God to a sinful, unrepentant Gentile world.
2 Thessalonians 2:7-8 "For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming."
According to Paul, the "lawless one" (the Antichrist) will only be revealed after the "Restrainer" is taken out of the way. Who is the restrainer? It's not me or you, or Donald Trump or any other world or religious leader. So who can it be? Who has the strength to restrain evil, the devil and the Antichrist?
Surely it can only be the person of The Holy Spirit. So, if the "Restrainer" is taken out of the way, does that mean that Jesus says to His bride - 'I have carried you in my hand for long enough - now you are on your own. Survival is now in your hands, so be careful. See you later.' Is that the message of the Bible as you read it?
Or is it "...I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you" (Hebrews 13:5).
The Holy Spirit is in us. If the Holy Spirit is taken out of the way - then so are we - it is called the Rapture of the Church.
We can only conclude that we will not be here during the 7-year Tribulation. So, if we are raptured before the Tribulation - is it possible that there is a gap between the rapture of the church and the start of the Tribulation?
The rapture of the church does not start the 7-year Tribulation. According to Daniel, the signing of a "covenant" does. So, yes, there must be a gap - but how long? It could be a few days, weeks, months or years. Since every word in the Bible is significant, we do indeed question the reason for a 10-day gap between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement.
The book of Revelation follows a progression of future events. Most commentators see the letters to the seven churches as representing actual churches that existed at the time that the book of Revelation was written, but it also represents the seven church ages - ending with today's church, the church of Laodicea, the lukewarm church.
Revelation 4:1 alludes to the possible rapture of the church: "After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, 'Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.'"
John then sees in heaven the things that follow. He sees the "scroll" that is sealed with seven seals. Inside the scroll are the seven Trumpet judgments and the seven Bowl judgments that come from heaven. Jesus then opens one seal at a time, but we are nowhere told that the events that are described with the opening of the seals take place before or after the start of the Tribulation.
Is it possible that the events that take place between the breaking of the first seal and the Trumpet judgments represent a 3-year time frame between the rapture of the church and the start of the 7-year Tribulation? I believe that it is possible.
First note Revelation 5:1 "And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals" (NKJV).
The scroll is sealed with 7 seals. The sealing of a document is intended to keep the message that is contained inside secret - until it is opened by an authorized person. Jesus has the authority, and He opens the seven seals that reveal events that will take place on earth during the 7-year Tribulation. The seals reveal earthly events as well as future events.
As the first four seals are removed, a message is given by each of the four living creatures. The messages are:
- A king goes out to take peace from the earth but with a bow only.
- Peace is taken from the earth by means of "a great sword."
- Scarcity of food
- A fourth of the earth is affected by war, starvation, disease and by animals.
What do the four living creatures represent?
The four living beings described in Revelation chapter 4 and chapter 6 are the same as the seraphim shown in Isaiah chapter 6.
The four seraphim from Isaiah and Revelation are described as having A FACE - with one being LIKE a lion, one being LIKE a calf, one being LIKE a man, and one being LIKE an eagle. Also having six wings instead of four (Ezekiel's Cherubim).
The Lion is the chief of land beasts, and the Eagle is the chief of birds with its superior speed and strength. These two creatures exert a great and dominant force on the earth, where people live. The face of a man is a reference to the crowning creation of God, intelligently-created human beings. The calf/ox represents the field-working/sacrificial animal.
In the history of ancient Israel, the ox was valuable to both the people's everyday wellbeing as well as their religious life. The ox did most of the laborious field chores which could result in great prosperity. It was therefore mentioned as one of the things that should not be coveted from a neighbor. So great was the significance of the ox to the people that it was once infamously raised to a godlike stature in the incidence of the "golden calf."
I believe that the inference of the announcements coming from the four living beings is that they are representative of earthly (natural/human) events that take place and not the wrath that comes from heaven in the 7 Trumpet and Bowl judgments.
The number "4" in scripture has a pattern of identifying the covering of all sides, or going in all directions, such as the "Four Winds" of Heaven, representing the Resurrection of the Saved from all directions of the earth. In Revelation 7:1 we see 4 Angels holding the Four winds of destruction back until the 144,000 are sealed with God's Seal on their foreheads.
The 5th seal shows us "martyrs" that appear under the altar. These are very different to the martyrs that appear later in the 6th seal. I believe that the 5th seal martyrs are the Old Testament martyrs that are now asking, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" If the Tribulation had already commenced, surely they would not ask this question. Of the second group of martyrs, it is stated: "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation...."
In other words, they are still future. If the Tribulation had already started, scripture should read - These are the ones that came out - and not "who come out."
There are several other factors that add weight to a 3-year gap theory, especially the revelation of the sixth seal 'cosmic events' and the 144,000 that I will not cover here, but you can see them on my YouTube teaching on the "Rapture of the church" - part 6.
You will also find on YouTube the full series on "The Rapture of the church" which consists of an introductory study plus a 6-part teaching.
Jordan and the 'Deal of the Century' - By Micah Halpern -
The "Deal of the Century" is getting a lot of media attention lately. There is an important sidebar to the agreement that must be addressed.
The "Deal of the Century" is getting a lot of media attention lately. There is an important sidebar to the agreement that must be addressed.
Jordan's King Abdullah II is in a very precarious situation. Abdullah, who was never a very strong leader, is now in a more weakened position than ever. He is in danger of becoming even weaker, and he is certainly in danger of being overthrown.
Countries in the region see Jordan's king as irrelevant. They have no interest and no need for Jordan. Abdullah is not looped into any talks, strategy conversations or meetings. Washington barely speaks to him, and even when he travels to DC he gets little respect and even less information.
King Abdullah II of Jordan has been given no details on the famous peace plan.
Israel barely bothers to speak to the Jordanian king. And yet, Jordan needs Israel just like it needs backing from Washington and regional leaders like Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Jordan needs their economic aid and needs their commitment to protect and defend the monarchy - his monarchy. But that aid has been dwindling. Leaders do not see the value of Jordan.
Jordan is petrified of neighboring country Syria, petrified by its President Bashar Assad, ISIS, Hezbollah and Iran. On Jordan's other border, Iraq is teaming up with Iran. Jordan has been the magnet for refugees fleeing Syria and Iraq. With those refugees come extremists from ISIS and al-Qaeda as well as Iranian agents.
But Israel has not forsaken Jordan. Israel not throwing Abdullah to his neighboring wolves. Israel is helping to make Jordan secure, and it is probably Israel that leaked intelligence to an Arabic media outlet that said there was a plot to assassinate key players in the Jordanian government.
Once upon a time Jordan was an important ally to Israel and an important player in the region. Today, the Hashemite Kingdom is no longer essential.
IN 1990, Jordan chose not to condemn neighbor Saddam Hussein of Iraq. Thinking it a wise political and diplomatic move, Jordan decided to remain neutral as the United States took action against the tyrant in Baghdad. In response to Jordan's decision, the US pulled important aid from Jordan. It has taken time, but now Jordan is back on serious footing when it comes to US foreign aid. It has gone from receiving the relatively paltry sum of $145 million in US aid annually to over a $1 billion. That aid is important to Jordan but pales when compared to the sums Egypt and Israel receive.
Even with that, Jordan is in deep financial trouble. Unlike many of the kingdom's Arab neighbors Jordan has no oil and no natural gas. Jordan no real exports to speak of. Its GDP is a measly $40 billion per year, and the average annual income is $4,000. Jordan's foreign debt today is over $19 billion, and if it were not for a serious austerity program the king enacted, his country's foreign debt would be as high as 90% of its GDP.
Not too long ago, Jordan had the most pro-Western leadership in the Arab Middle East. Jordan, along with Egypt, has an official peace treaty with Israel, and that treaty has helped Jordan maintain a semblance - however slight - of relevance.
The treaty itself became a valuable commodity for Jordan. Because Jordan had a relationship with Israel, and because the United States had a relationship with Israel, in a diplomatic play on piggyback, Jordan and the US had a relationship. And being an ally of the US after the Gulf War was significant. Jordan had something to offer the US: it could exert influence and pressure upon Palestinian leadership.
Today, however, the role that Jordan plays in the Middle East is limited. Israel and the US know that. But neither one wants to see Jordan go down, go under or get swallowed up. The alternative to this king is an even more economically unstable country. The alternative would almost certainly be hostile to the West, and that situation is far worse.
Those trying to overthrow Jordan are extremist Muslim groups and anti-Western. So despite its current status, for the sake of a stable region, Jordan and King Abdullah II will be reinvigorated and revitalized. Israel and the United States know that they must make certain that Jordan remains stable in order to keep the region stable. A stable region is best for everyone.
Nearing Midnight: The Snare Is Set - Terry James -
Hal Lindsey, of The Late, Great, Planet Earth fame, called it "the great snatching up." The mental picture is of one of those old Jungle Jim films starring Johnny Weissmuller in his post-Tarzan days.
A leopard or other big cat would be stalking through a thick jungle and suddenly it would be violently snatched up when it hit a certain trip mechanism on the snare. A thick net would grab the beast and it would spring upward with the enraged cat, keeping it encased while it flailed mightily above the jungle floor. Jungle Jim would then have captured a leopard for a zoo or he would have rid the area of a man-eater. It was all very exciting for a boy of ten or so sitting in an air-conditioned movie theater munching popcorn back in those days.
Before those beasts could be caught up, of course, much preparation was made by the one doing the capture. Jungle Jim would usually order natives of the area to carefully place the net flat in a jungle pathway, then camouflage it. The sapling or thick branch was then bent to provide the tremendous spring the trap would need to capture and hold a 150-pound or larger leopard. With the big cat captured, the people left on the ground would be safe from its prowling about and possibly its attacking the most vulnerable inhabitants of the African countryside.
Hal Lindsey, of course, was talking about "the great snatching up" in reverse, so to speak. He, in his biblically prophetic study of times surrounding his writing The Late, Great, Planet Earth, was talking about the prophecy given by Jesus as recorded by the Apostle Luke:
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. (Luke 21:34-36)
In this case, as laid out by the Lord, Himself, the viciousness of the beast world will be left on the earth, and the people to be protected will be snatched into the air to safety. Peter the apostle says this about the one who is even now on the ground that surrounds us, looking to attack us: "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8).
The Apostle Paul tells us in great detail about this "snatching up." Here is the prophecy most directly pertinent:
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
Harpazo, as many know, is the Greek word to express being "caught up." People who live to experience the Rapture and Christians who have died during the Church Age (Age of Grace) will be "caught up" or "snatched up." It will happen in the "twinkling of an eye" (1 Corinthians 15:52).
This instantaneous event that removes God's people from deadly conditions on earth, unlike ol' Jungle Jim's snare that leaves people safe on the ground from the leopard while removing the evil, takes no preparation by any human agency. Jesus finished all preparation on the cross at Calvary when He said, "It is finished."
All one must do to be removed in that twinkling-of-an-eye moment is to believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ according to Romans 10:9-10. While no preparation needs be made beyond simply accepting that call to salvation, the snare is set that will soon leave the world of rebels against God to face the roaring lion described by Peter.
We have, in these commentaries over the years, gone over in depth all of the signals Jesus and the prophets foretold will be in view at the time of this snare-like intervention into the affairs of rebellious earth dwellers. Those indicators are literally everywhere we look upon the planet's end-times horizon. The spiritually attuned believer can know when that end-times generation will appear at the very end of the age.
Israel, the fig tree in prophetic symbolism, is the key sign.
Again, we look at Scripture to see that the snare is now set that will catapult Christians to Heaven.
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
Are You Ready for Success? - By Hal Lindsey - https://www.hallindsey.com/are-you-ready-for-success/
I hear Christians express frustration that they can't seem to get their sensational, can't-miss business or ministry idea off the ground. Or maybe they're struggling to sell a piece of property. One sale, they think, would make them financially comfortable. And they always remind God of the wonderful things they could do for Him with the extra money. They wonder what He's waiting for.
Is that you? Or does it describe someone in your life? He or she is so talented, so smart, and you can't figure out why big success keeps eluding him or her. Consider this. It may be God's mercy.
If you look at lottery winners over the last quarter century, you will find gut-wrenching horror stories. One study showed that a remarkably large percentage of lottery winners eventually go bankrupt. Also, people expect to be more generous when they get money. And it usually starts that way. But over time they tend to become more self-centered, and fearful.
You're probably thinking, "But that wouldn't happen to me."
That's what the Children of Israel thought. In Deuteronomy 8:11-14, God gave them this solemn warning. "Beware lest you forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments and His ordinances and His statutes which I am commanding you today; lest, when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in them, and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and gold multiply, and all that you have multiplies, then your heart becomes proud, and you forget the Lord your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery."
In verse 17, He diagnosed the problem. "You may say in your heart, 'My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.'"
In preparing for success, here are some things to remember. First, remember that real success originates with God. Second, when imagining success, think about the work of getting there rather than the comfort and excitement of being there. Third, make sure your ambitions are centered on things of eternal value. Max Lucado put it brilliantly in his 1994 book, When God Whispers Your Name. "Lower your expectations of earth," he wrote. "This isn't heaven, so don't expect it to be."
And finally, stop using the world's definition of success. Use God's definition instead. Real success is not money, fame, or the esteem of man. It is faithfulness to God's calling in your life.
But even there, pride will try to enter in. The Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 12:7, "Lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure."
God gave Paul a thorn in the flesh for Paul's own good. Some of the things He does for us don't feel good at the time, but they are great in the long run. In John 15:2, Jesus said, "Every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it, that it may bear more fruit."
Most of all, remember this. Real success will come through your abiding relationship with Jesus. In John 15:4, 7-8, the Lord said, "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in Me.... If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you. By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples."
Daily Jot: Finding friendship in hostile environments - Bill Wilson - www.dailyjot.com
A few weeks ago, we found out that our neighbors were going to sell their house. They don't live there, both of them work in the Washington, DC area, but on weekends they would come and mow the yard and work in their garden. They are good neighbors. One time last year they were gone for an extended period of time. When the husband returned, he was trying to mow the overgrown yard with a small push mower. I went over to help and found out his mother-in-law had been ill and he and his wife had to go to China to be with her. We got to know each other a little better. Now that they are selling their house, I helped out yesterday by removing a couple of trees from their yard. Why is all this important?
First and foremost, it is a witness of Christ to others--showing kindness and a willingness to help and be good neighbors. Moreover, how many of us know our neighbors these days? With all the nasty headlines and the ideological bigotry permeating our society, it makes it difficult to reach out to someone you don't know. It's a barrier to making new friends because you just don't know how you will be received. So it is safer to not try at all to be neighborly or friendly. To me, this is more of a reason to just stick to yourself rather than venturing out beyond your tight circle of friends to make more friends. How many friends do you really need? But then again, are you not called to be witnesses? There's that.
A recent story in the NY Post reported on a study of 2,000 Americans conducted by OnePoll and Evite indicating that the average American hasn't made a friend in five years. Some 45% said they find it difficult to make new friends. The poll listed several options to choose from as to why people are not making new friends. Of these options, 42% said they are shy or introverted; 33% don't want to go to bars; 33% felt that everyone had their friendship groups already formed; 29% cited family as taking up most of their time; and 28% said that they do not have any hobbies that allow them to meet new people. There wasn't a category about feeling uncertain of approaching prospective friends because of the current hostile social environment.
Bottom line is that friendships are hard to find. They are even harder to build once you find them. We in America have become so walled up because of so many things-work, family time, self-indulgence, the social environment, and more-that it is easier to just stay home and keep to ourselves rather than engage with others. Christ said in Mark 16:15, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." Every time you engage with others, you are showing the measure of Christ in you. A kind word, a smile, a helping hand, a laugh are all ways to witness the light of Christ within. Yes, we live in a hostile environment because people seem to want to find offense rather than agreement. This is no reason to pull back.
Daily Devotion: The Real Thing - by Greg Laurie -
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. - Colossians 3:16
"You must spend a lot of time handling counterfeit money to know what it looks like," said Ruth Bell Graham to a man from Scotland Yard, who was in charge of identifying counterfeit money.
"No," he replied. "We never touch the stuff. All day long we just handle the real thing: genuine currency. And when a counterfeit bill comes our way-we can quickly detect it."
As a Christian, you could go nuts trying to keep up with the latest heresies and counterfeit teachings people spread in this world. But if you familiarize yourself with the Word of God and become conversant with it, you will immediately know counterfeit teachings. You will hear someone say something and think, This isn't right. You will know what God's Word truly says and what it doesn't say, because God will give you spiritual discernment.
Spend time today studying the real thing. If ever there was a time we need spiritual discernment, the time is now. In the words of the apostle Paul, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord" (Colossians 3:16 NKJV).
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