The blind can see,
The lame can walk,
The old deaf-mute
Begins to talk.
The blind can see,
The lame can walk,
The old deaf-mute
Begins to talk.
He stepped out of
To die for my
1 And Moses answered, “What if they do not
Believe me or hear me out and they say,
‘The LORD did not appear to you’?” 2 Then God
Asked him, “What is that in your hand?” “A staff,”
He said. 3 The LORD said, “Throw it on
And Moses threw it on the ground and it
Became a snake, and he ran off from it.
4 The LORD told him, “Reach out your hand
It by the tail,” so Moses reached and grabbed
The snake and it turned back into a staff
Within his hand. 5 The LORD said, “This is so
They may believe the LORD, their fathers’ God–
The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac,
The God of Jacob–has appeared to you.”
6 The LORD said, “Put your hand inside your cloak.”
So Moses put his hand into his cloak,
And when he took it out, the hand was leprous,
Like snow. 7 “Now put it back into your cloak,”
He said. So Moses put his hand back in
His cloak, and when he took it out, it was
Restored, as healthy as the rest of his
Own body, 8 then the LORD said, “If they don’t
Believe you or pay much attention to
The first miraculous sign, then they may
Believe the second; 9 but if they do not
Believe these two signs or hear you out, take
Some water from the Nile and pour it on
The dry ground, and the water that you take
Out of the river will become some blood
Upon the ground,” 10 Then Moses said to God,
“O Lord, I never have been eloquent,
Not in the past nor since you have talked to
Your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”
11 The LORD said to him, “Who gave man
Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight
Or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD?
12 Now go; I’ll help you speak and I will teach
You what to say,” 13 but Moses said, “O Lord,
Send someone else to do it, please;” 14 then God
Got mad at Moses and said, “What about
Your brother, Levite Aaron? I know he
Can speak well. He=s already on his way
To meet you, and his heart will cheer up when
He sees you. 15 You shall speak to him and put
Words in his mouth; I’ll help you both to speak
And I will teach you what to do. 16 He’ll speak
To people for you; it will be as if
He were your mouth and you were God to him;
17 But take this staff in hand so that you can
Perform miraculous signs with it.” 18 Moses
Returned to Jethro his father‑in‑law
And said to him, “Let me go back to my
Own people back in Egypt to see if
Any of them are still alive.” And Jethro
Said, “Go; I wish you well.” 19 Now God had said
To Moses inside Midian, “Go back
To Egypt, for the men who thirsted for
Your death are now dead.” 20 Moses took his wife
And sons, put them upon a donkey and
Began the trek to Egypt, and he took
The staff of God in hand. 21 The LORD told Moses,
“When you return to Egypt, see that you
Perform before the Pharaoh all the wonders
I’ve given you the strength to do. But I’ll
Harden his heart so that he will not let
The people go. 22 Then say to Pharaoh, “This
is what the LORD says: Israel is my
Firstborn son,” 23 and I told you, “Let my son
Go, so that he may worship me. But you
Refused to let him go; so I will kill
Your firstborn son.” 24 And at a lodging place
Along the way, the LORD met Moses and
Was ready to kill him. 25 Zipporah took
A flint knife, cut off her son’s foreskin and
Touched Moses’ feet with it. “Surely you are
A bridegroom of the blood to me,” she said.
26 The LORD let him alone. (At that time she
Said “bridegroom of the blood,” referring to
A circumcision.) 27 God told Aaron, “Go
Into the desert to meet Moses.” He
Met Moses at God’s mountain and kissed him.
28 Moses told Aaron all the LORD had sent
Him there to say, and of miraculous
Signs he had ordered him to do, 29 then Moses
And Aaron gathered all the leaders of
The Israelites, 30 and Aaron told them all
The LORD had said to Moses. Also, he
Performed the signs before the people, 31 and
They did believe, and when they heard God cared
For them and he had seen their agony,
They bowed then worshiped him while
on their knees.
A Vision for Reno
Reno − the city of divorce,
The city of green felt and slots,
Where few have ever shown remorse,
Where drugs are sold and women bought−
Becomes transformed within a year
From Satan’s harmful realm of sin
To a stronghold where God appears
And his great army fights and wins.
Gamblers once seen to bet their green
Go kneel and pray on public streets,
Freezers that once were bare or lean
Are heaped, through gifts, with pounds of meats.
While thieves return their stolen goods,
With broken marriages restored,
People with plenty share their food
And sing their praises to the Lord.
The city blossoms with Good News,
With healings, prophecies and tongues.
No churches have sufficient pews
To seat the eager old and young.
A fresh wind blows the dark skies clear,
A rainfall cleanses city streets,
The Gospel is proclaimed by seers
To the policemen on their beats,
To housewives shopping in the malls,
To poor with carts of clothes and cans,
To children holding Barbie dolls
And to the lines of football fans.
In hospitals the beds are bare
As prayers bring patients back to health.
The city’s power lies in prayer,
The city boasts of sacred wealth.
Reporters, who descend in droves
To see what changed the gambling town,
View miracles like Jesus’ loaves
Inside a town turned upside down.
The news is broadcast everywhere,
From San Francisco to Cape Cod,
To Florida and Delaware,
That Reno knows the living God.
“We know there’s been a bad mistake,”
Remark the cynics in the East.
“Perhaps they’re actors, frauds and fakes−
It can’t be true it’s Kingdom yeast.”
Yet the sick keep coming to Reno,
And they keep leaving healed, with smiles,
As preachers teach in old casinos
And Satan’s ways go out of style.
In Reno Jesus rules the hearts,
Freedom in Christ has turned the key.
Rebirths of Christian healing arts
Unbind the blind, so they can see.
Pilgrims arrive to gain new lifts
And see Lord Jesus’ people shine.
Many receive the Spirit’s gifts
And God reveals Himself by signs.
As people see with the Spirit’s eyes,
The Word of God is spread around;
Those once called fools are known as wise,
As God converts the gambling town.
Scriptures about the Blood of Jesus Christ
but coming to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.
And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.
saying, “We gave you strict orders not to continue teaching in this name, and yet, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.”
1 John 5:6
This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year by year. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says, “SACRIFICE AND OFFERING YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, BUT A BODY YOU HAVE PREPARED FOR ME; .
For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside the camp. Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate.
whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed;
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace
I said to him, “My lord, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
1 Corinthians 11:25
In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.
And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. And He said to them, “This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.”
And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.”
But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh,
and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel.
Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord,
“Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
1 Peter 1:1-2
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.
And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. “You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.”
Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.
for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.
And He said to them, “This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.”
whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
I said to him, “My lord, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. “For this reason, they are before the throne of God; and they serve Him day and night in His temple; and He who sits on the throne will spread His tabernacle over them. “They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat;
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. “And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.
and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood– and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father–to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.
How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate.
1 John 1:6-9
If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven. And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds,
Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God,
1 Corinthians 10:16
Is not the cup of blessing which we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ? Is not the bread which we break a sharing in the body of Christ?
So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. “For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink.”
1 Corinthians 11:27
Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.
Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know Him who said, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY ” And again, “THE LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE.”
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One hundred hungry horses dawdled there
Beside the substation where the cop was killed
Who killed the thug who killed the guy who spilled
His guts about the homicidal pairs
Who ganged up on the mustangs and the mares
Which paced Nevada’s sagebrush ocean space
To graze by dusty roads and shrubby places,
Where cottontails hop high as kangaroos
And sagebrush grows in waterless dank holes,
And if you die there, only field mice know
Where you lie underneath the sky that snows
Decembers, Januaries ‘til mounds roll
Over bodies because they are old news.