Temple of the Soul: Poem

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Temple of the Soul

In the temple of our human souls stands an altar of solid unblemished gold

Where polished and burnished, flawless and without seams,

Our hearts are revealed both young and old while living out illusionary themes,

And though without question our hearts are not empty,

They are filled with visions of our deeds, our lives, our desires of flesh.

Yet our living souls in perfect image – where no other can truly read – nor gaze.

It is a place of grand communion – a temple impossible for another soul to brave.

Neither father nor mother nor lover or friend can share this great chasm

Or its unobtainable great seat,

For only Jesus our Savior, Jesus our friend can commune with our soul in our lives without end.

This unique human place where God and human soul can chance meet,

Where God can become friend and our soul He can mend,

Beyond treasure, beyond prize in our short diminutive lives,

Christ abiding in the Temple of our Souls as Bridegroom with Bride,

Friend and befriended, alive and ever alive.

By Steven R. Harrel                                                           Finished 6/18/2019

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Misappropriating Love

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Misappropriating Love

Most of us know that love and sex are worlds apart.  Nevertheless, nearly every outspoken morally minded person has had to endure the absurd justifications for errant and immoral sexual conduct BY those caught in our spheres of influence.

Consider:

How often have you encountered a guilty abuser justifying their aberrant sexual relationship using this phrase, “But we love each other”?

Objectively consider this fact… we DO NOT have sex with 98% of the people we truly love AND YET, somehow, we are able to continue loving those individuals!  Go figure?

We all recognize that love is neither a requisite nor obligate for sex.

We also know that sex does not mean love.

In fact, if you had sex with that other 98% of those you love and don’t have sex with… you’d destroy your relationship with those individuals, probably forever. Continue reading

Crossing the Line: Poem

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Choose Your Companions Well

I’ve been married for more than 40 years and have grown through many echoes of life, especially as a married man.

Sometimes you just have to laugh through the pain because the joy of marriage is on the other side of the table from you.

Crossing the line

I was laughing through my tears,

From a distance I drew you near.

Though I hate and love you so;

Please just stay when you should go.

By Steven R. Harrel 6/6/2014

IN 1977 the Lord spoke to me when I was posted at Fort Hood, Texas and told me to return to Phoenix where I would find Pam.  The Lord told me to remove any and all obstacles and marry that sometimes annoying woman.

I can’t say I’ve always been glad she listened that day but I’m always glad I listened.

Marriage, like life is a journey.  Choose your companions well.

THE DECIMATION 6! This Side of the Whirlwind

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The Decimation 6

Proponent Proposition:

The Great Tribulation pertains to Israel and not the Church

 Proponents: Preterists, Pre-Tribers, Mid-Tribers and any who support Post-Tribulation doctrines.  The A-Millennial viewpoint ignores the above proposition considering it moot.

 According to proponents the Body of Christ (the Church) will not be subject to the Tribulation Period because the “Church” is exempt from the Judgment rendered during the Great Tribulation and this Judgment because it is the Wrath of God (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

 Proponents consent to the idea the Body of Christ took over where Israel failed God in His plans for humanity; therefore, it is Israel and not the Body of Christ who is subject to the coming Wrath of God (which is taught to take place during the Great Tribulation).  The Saints are anticipated to be exempt because the Body of Christ has been set free from the Laws of Sin and Death and Israel has not accepted Christ’s sacrifice for sin. Continue reading

Revelation Chapter 5 Revealed: This Side of the Whirlwind

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Opening the Little Book

At the appropriate time, God will call for the opening of the little book locked with the seven seals, as mentioned in Revelation 5:1–14.

The seals unlock a series of events designed to put God’s agenda for the end of the Latter Days into action.

In verse 2 of chapter 5, an angel cries out, seeking anyone worthy to open the seven seals and set into action the agenda for the beginning of the end. When the search begins, no one worthy can be found to open the book or initiate God’s program.

Chapter 5 outlined a sequence of events that supports split-versing and corroborates its use in the covenant of Jesus Christ as taken from Daniel 9:24–27.

To read about Split Versing: https://thissideofthewhirlwind.wordpress.com/2017/01/27/he-shall-confirm-a-covenant-2/ Continue reading

Decimation 6: Coming Soon!

Much Ado about Something?

Hey Whirlwind Fans:

The Decimation 6 will be coming soon!

Much research,

Much contemplation,

Much concentration,

Much isn’t the correct method to begin any of these sentences!

Okay, “The Decimation 6” will be coming soon!

There we go,

Much ado about something I suppose.

Have a great day in Jesus Christ! 🙂

Love you all MUCH!

What NOW: This Side of the Whirlwind

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What should I be doing?

The Whirlwind of the Lord is coming! We, the Saints of God, need to prepare because…

  • The Saints will live through the Great Tribulation because it is not God’s Wrath.
  • The Tribulation Period of the Great Consummation is a time of separation, separating the Wheat (True-Christians) from the Tares (Lukewarm or Pseudo-Christians).
  • You should know what is coming.
  • So, get a copy of “This Side of the Whirlwind” by Steven R. Harrel.
  • Read it!
  • Buy more copies and give those to your friends.
  • Check out and read our “This Side of the Whirlwind” blog, especially the Great Consummation series: https://thissideofthewhirlwind.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/the-great-consummation-the-series/
  • Encourage them to read their copies.
  • Establish a “This Side of the Whirlwind” study group.
  • And begin preparing for the Coming Storm.

God bless!

Steven R. Harrel

Beauty of My Woman: Poetry

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The Beauty of My Woman

The beauty of my woman is found not in the fit of her clothes, nor the application of her cosmetics.

 It matters not how plaited her hair or the fall of it upon her shoulders

 Neither does the color of her hair matter, nor the smoothness of her beautiful skin.

 All these fail to show the real beauty of who she has become to me. Continue reading

Sweeter are the Moments

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Here’s another one of my Prayers I stumbled across and thought you might enjoy.

Here’s to hoping Jesus enjoyed them each and every one!

Sweeter the Moments

Oh Lord, my God, sweeter are the moments I spend with You; Continue reading