Note: I ran for office twice as an adult. I lose. I don’t want to run again. I like political commentary. I like poetry. I like to write. I write a lot as a lawyer. I will continue to write. I don’t want to run for political office.

April 22: Sleep (Bible Passages)

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.

April 22
Sleep

309.
As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and everything became dark and frightening.
–Genesis 15:12

310.
They sleep naked in the cold,
Because they have no cover.
–Job 24:7

311.
On the first day of the week we met to break bread together. Paul spoke to the people until midnight because he was leaving the next morning. In the upstairs room where we were meeting, there were a lot of lamps. A young man by the name of Eutychus was sitting on a window sill. While Paul was speaking, the young man got very sleepy. Finally, he went to sleep and fell three floors all the way down to the ground. When they picked him up, he was dead. Paul went down and bent over Eutychus. He took him in his arms and said, “Don’t worry! He’s alive.” After Paul had gone back upstairs, he broke bread, and ate with us. He then spoke until dawn and left. Then the followers took the young man home alive and were very happy.
–Acts 20:7-121001_Quotations_Bible_Passages_sml

EXODUS CHAPTER FORTY

1 The LORD told Moses: 2 “Set my tent up on

The first day of the year 3 and put the chest

Which has the Ten Commandments there behind

The inside curtain of the tent. 4 Bring in

The table; set upon it those things that

Are made for it, and also ring inside

The lampstand and attach the lamps to it,

5 Then place the golden incense altar in

Front of the sacred chest and hang a curtain

Right at the entrance to the tent. 6 And set

The altar for the burning sacrifices

Before the entrance to my tent, 7 and put

The large bronze bowl between the tent and altar

And fill the bowl with water. 8 Then surround

The tent and altar with the wall of curtains

And hang the entrance curtain. 9 Dedicate

The tent and everything in it to me

With sacred olive oil. 10 Do the same with

The altar where you offer sacrifices

And its equipment–11 also with the bow

And its stand. 12 Summon Aaron and his sons

To the tent entrance and see that they wash

Themselves; 13 dress Aaron in the priestly clothes,

Ordain him using sacred olive oil;

Commit him to me as my priest, 14 and put

The priestly robes on Aaron’s sons; 15 ordain

Them in the same way, so that they and their

Descendants always will be my priests.” 16 Moses

Followed the LORD’s instructions. 17 On the first

Day of the first month of the second year,

They set the sacred tent up, 18 and the posts,

The framework, and the stands were put in place,

19 Then the two layers of the coverings

Were hung on them. 20 They stored the stones which had    

The Ten Commandments written on them in

The sacred chest, they put the mercy place

On top of it, and they attached the poles      

To carry it. 21 They brought the chest inside

The tent and set the chest behind the curtain

In the most holy place. They did these things

Exactly as the LORD told Moses. 22 They

Then put the table for the sacred bread

Along the north wall of the holy place,

23 And set the bread upon the table. 24 By

The south wall they did place the lampstand, 25 then

They did attach the lamps to it before

The LORD. 26 The golden incense altar was

Set up before the curtain, 27 and sweet‑smelling

Incense was burned on it. These things were done

Exactly as the LORD commanded Moses.

28 They hung the curtain at the entrance to

The sacred tent, 29 and then they put the altar

To offer sacrifices in front of

The tent, and offered sacrifices of

Animals and grain gifts there. 30 Next, they put

The large bronze bowl between the altar and

The entrance to the tent, and they filled it

With water. 31 Moses, Aaron, and the sons

Of Aaron washed their hands and feet. 32 In fact,

They washed each time before they went inside

The tent or offered sacrifices at

The altar, and they did all of these things

Exactly as the LORD commanded Moses.

33 Finally, Moses had the curtain hung

Around the courtyard. 34 Suddenly a cloud,

A thick cloud, covered up the sacred tent

And filled it with the glory of the LORD,

35 So Moses could not go inside the tent.

36 And when the cloud moved from the tent, the people

Would break their camp and follow it; 37 then they

Would set up camp and stay there ’til it moved

Again. 38 No matter where the people traveled,

The LORD went with them, and each day his cloud

Hovered above the tent; each night a crowd

Came out and saw and fire within the cloud.

S.D.G.

Battle of Tours

Come save us, Hammer, from Muslim hordes
So we can serve and worship Christ our Lord

The Arabs pierced the Pyrenees, invaded
The Franks, and pounded north toward Tours, where they’d
Plunder the Abby of St. Martin, rich
And holy shrine–but their plan had a glitch,

For Charles Martel avoided roads, and brought
His army over mountains, the blind spot
For Arabs, who had to defeat this force
To get to Tours, and with their many horses

And stirrups (Franks had none), the seventh day
They charged uphill at Franks who fought and stayed
And thrust them back, while others circled round,
Took booty and freed slaves, to their renown.

The Muslim host fled from the enemy
And Christian Charles Martel claimed victory.

Come save us, Hammer, from Muslim hordes
So we can serve and worship Christ our Lord

~Day Williams

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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Doubting Thomas

(John 20:24-29)

Doubting Thomas

Thomas, put your

Hand in my side:

You’ll see that Death

Itself has died.

The Empty Tomb

The upper room,
Communion cup,
The cross’s gloom,
His heart has stopped,
The empty tomb,
He’s risen up.