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Know God in a Year #3 The Unraveling


We are living the unraveling of events after the climax of the plot—also called the denoument in literature–when everything becomes clear. Satan has misrepresented God as scary, exacting and vengeful, saying, “He demands ‘Serve Me or I’ll kill you’.” That is why God had to keep Satan and his sympathizers alive. Separated from God they would have […]

Know God in a Year #34 Satan Quotes Scripture Too


Satan now “wows” Jesus with a show of power, transporting him to the highest point of the temple. Still in disguise, Satan compliments Jesus’ faith and invites him to prove God by putting His word to the test. “If you are the son of God, throw yourself down from here for it is written, ‘He […]

Know God in a Year #2 God Puts Himself on Trial!


Introductory note: “In the beginning was God.” Literally the Hebrew Intro “Elohim”–plural–there is one God and three beings fill that position. So I call Them–Abba [aka Father], Adonai [aka Jesus], Ruach [aka Holy Spirit] in my series Love’s Playbook, the Bible with backstory. These blogs reflect that. You may find it awkward in the beginning. […]