Like Grass

(Psalm 103:14-17)
Like Grass

We are like grass,
We are but dust,
To God we turn,
In Him we trust.

NUMBERS CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT

NUMBERS CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT

1 The LORD told Moses, 2 “Order Israelites

            Like this: ‘Make sure that you present to me

At the appointed time the food for my

Offerings made by fire, as an aroma

That pleases me,’ 3 and say to them: ‘This is

The offering that’s made by fire that you

Are to present to God: Two year-old lambs

Without a defect, as a regular

Burnt offering each day. 4 Prepare one lamb

In the morning and the other when it’s twilight,

5 Together with a grain offering which is

One-tenth an ephah of fine flour that’s mixed

In with a quarter hin of oil that’s from

Pressed olives. 6 This is the regular burnt

Offering started at Mount Sinai as

A pleasing scent, an offering that’s made

To God by fire. 7 And the drink offering

To go with it shall be a quarter hin

Of a fermented drink with every lamb.

Pour the drink offering out to the LORD

Right at the sanctuary, 8 and prepare

The second lamb at twilight with the same

Kind of grain offering and offering

Of drink that you get ready in the morning.

This is an offering that’s made by fire,         

A scent that pleases God. 9 On Sabbath day,

Offer two year-old lambs without a blemish,

Along with the drink offering as well

As a grain offering of two‑tenths of

An ephah of fine flour that’s mixed with oil.

10 So this burnt offering you are to do

Each Sabbath, in addition to the normal

Burnt offering and its drink offering.

11 And on the first of every month, present

            God a burnt offering of two young bulls,

One ram and seven year-old male lambs, all

Without a defect. 12 With each bull shall be

            An offering of grain of three‑tenths of

An ephah of fine flour that’s mixed with oil;

And with the ram, an offering of grain

Of two‑tenths of an ephah of fine flour

Mixed in with oil; 13 and with each lamb, a grain

Offering of a tenth an ephah of

Fine flour mixed in with oil, and this is to

Have a burnt offering, a pleasing scent,

An offering made to the LORD by fire.

14 With each bull shall be a drink offering

Of half a hin of wine; and with the ram,

A one-third hin; and with each lamb shall be

A quarter hin. This is the monthly burnt

Offering to be made at each new moon

During the year. 15 Besides the regular

Burnt offering with its drink offering,

You shall present to God one male goat as

An offering for sin. 16 The fourteenth day

Of the first month God’s Passover is to

Be held, 17 and on the fifteenth day of this

Month you shall hold a festival; and for

            Seven days eat bread made without the yeast.

18 The first day, hold a sacred gathering

And do no normal work. 19 Present to God

An offering that’s made by fire, a burnt

Offering of two young bulls and one ram

And seven male lambs a year old, all with

No defect. 20 With each bull prepare a grain

Offering of three‑tenths an ephah of

Fine flour that’s mixed with oil; and with the ram,

Two‑tenths; 21 and with each one of seven lambs,

One‑tenth. 22 Include one male goat as a sin

Offering to atone for you. 23 Prepare

These in addition to the regular

Morning burnt offering. 24 Prepare the food

In this way for the offering that’s made

By fire each day for seven days, a scent

Pleasing to God; you shall prepare it with

The regular burnt offering and its

Drink offering, 25 and on the seventh day

Convene a sacred gathering and do

No normal work. 26 And on the firstfruits day,

When you present to God an offering

Of new grain while it is the Feast of Weeks,

Convene a sacred gathering and do

No normal work, 27 and then present a burnt

Offering of two young bulls and one ram

And seven year-old male lambs as a scent

Pleasing to God. 28 And with each bull you shall

Make a grain offering of three‑tenths of

An ephah of fine flour that’s mixed with oil;

With the ram, two‑tenths; 29 and with each one of

The seven lambs, one‑tenth. 30 Include one male

Goat to atone for you. 31 Prepare all these

Along with their drink offerings and with

The regular burnt offering and its

Grain offering, and be sure that the beasts

Lack blemishes, as verified by priests.

Scriptures about the Blood of Jesus Christ / Ten Commandments/ Bill of Rights / Great Seal of the State of Nevada

Scriptures about the Blood of Jesus Christ

John 19:33-34
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.

Luke 22:44
And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.

Acts 5:28
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.

Hebrews 9:12-14
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?

Hebrews 10:3-14
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; .

Hebrews 13:11-12
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.

Romans 3:25
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;

Ephesians 1:7
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace

Revelation 7:14
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.”

Matthew 26:27-28
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.

Mark 14:23-24
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.”

Luke 22:20
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.”

Hebrews 9:11-15
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,

Hebrews 12:24
and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel.

Hebrews 13:20
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,

Acts 20:28
“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.

Revelation 5:9-10
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.”

Romans 5:9
Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.

Matthew 26:28
for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.

Mark 14:24
And He said to them, “This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.”

Romans 3:25-26
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.

Revelation 7:14-17
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;

Revelation 12:10-11
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.

Revelation 1:5-6
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.

Colossians 1:19-20
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.

Hebrews 9:14
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?

Hebrews 10:22
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.

Hebrews 13:12
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.

Ephesians 2:13
But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Colossians 1:19-22
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,
Hebrews 10:19-22
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?

John 6:53-57
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.

Hebrews 10:28-31
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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Closing In

Closing In

You look around and no one’s there
At least you do not see a soul
You wake at night and you are scared
Your life of crime–it takes its toll

He cut off your departure routes
Your one-time friends are compromised
They said you have concealed the loot
You’ll turn it in, if you are wise

His breath burns hot upon your neck
And you’ve become a nervous wreck
He’s closing in, closing in on you
Closing in on you
Closing in
Close

You speak the same defiant words
As if he’ll let you keep the dough
You make a call, you’re overhead
And you are tracked each place you go

You suffer nightmares at high noon
Your dreams have turned to grimy rags
You pray to sun and stars and moon
As friends depart and spirits sag

His breath burns hot upon your neck
And you’ve become a nervous wreck
He’s closing in, closing in on you
Closing in on you
Closing in
Close

No one to trust, the nights are long
As little gray men dog your days
You used to kill and joke along
You stumble now in a drunken daze

Your hardened heart will kill you yet
If you aren’t chained in prison first
Las Vegas bookies place their bets
The bettors say your life is cursed.

His breath burns hot upon your neck
And you’ve become a nervous wreck
He’s closing in, closing in on you
Closing in on you
Closing in
Close

You plan and scheme, connive, conspire
You’re on the run, pretend you’re cool
You seek a way to quench desire
It’s hard to learn that you’re the fool

Damp afternoons, you question why
You never hit the winning streak
You hate to live, you’re scared to die
And to confront the Judgment Seat

His breath burns hot upon your neck
And you’ve become a nervous wreck
He’s closing in, closing in on you
Closing in on you
Closing in
Close

~Day Williams