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Taking in John 3:16


Ragamuffin_John

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(a short hymn I wrote after reading John 3:16-17)

For God so cherished the earthbound
that He gifted us with His One Son,
allowing any who would embrace Him now*
forever-life and love.

For this, Creator-Christ came,
with a mission without jailer cuffs,**
to make sabotage of Satan’s reign,^
restoring us in the crush.^^
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* John 5:24 ~ I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned, he has crossed over from death to life.

** Romans 8:1 and Romans 8:14-15 ~ Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus ... because those who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. 15 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship.

^ Ephesians 6:12 ~ For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
C.S. Lewis - "Enemy-occupied Territory"

^^ 2 Corinthians 5:17 ~ Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; The old has gone, the new has come!
Significance of "Crush" in Genesis 3:15

Scripture is taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION ®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by Permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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