TSWW’s The Night Watch 8: It Comes!


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The Night Watch


It Comes!

(An Ongoing Saga by Steven R. Harrel)

(Taken from concepts found in “This Side of the Whirlwind”)

5 a.m. Wednesday morning January 30, 2008

With the intense similitude of a passing freight-train an immense voice rose, screamed something unintelligible in his head and quickly faded away driving TS straight out of bed where he stood wide-eyed, awake and cold.

TS realized he stood covering his ears, “Wow!” he said loudly, “What was that?”

Such abruptness caused Irene to throw up a protective arm against TS’ wailing.

“Good heavens, TS!  Do you have to shout?  I was up late all last night and just got to sleep a few hours ago.  Go back to bed T.  Have a little mercy.”

Gently, TS sat down and was about to sooth his wife’s ire when he was seized by a great power.  TS’ arms stretched out behind him as his eyes involuntarily shot skyward and the voice of the Lord enveloped him!  Continue reading

Decay Rate of Faith: This Side of the Whirlwind


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Decay Rate of Faith

We’re going to begin with this true statement:

Our ‘faith’ in God and His Word is directly proportional to how big and powerful we believe or perceive our God to be.

Does it matter whether a Christian truly believes the Bible’s amazing stories?  What, for example, would it matter if a Christian didn’t believe the Creation or Salvation stories? Continue reading

Time Is A Wasted: Poem


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Time Is A Wasted

Oh folly of man, oh arrogance of my kindred, whilst thou would not humblest thyself in the knowledge of thy God and recognize His greatness amidst the bottomless quality of thy immeasurable comparative insignificance, others accomplish His will whilst thy bosom remains empty.

Written by Steven R. Harrel   11/29/2010

As the Days of Noah: This Side of the Whirlwind


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Days of Noah


As the Days of Noah

If not 1 Thessalonians 5:9 then it’s Matthew 24:36-41 which causes some believers mistakenly think Noah’s

adventure indicates Believers will be Raptured before the Great Tribulation takes place.  Mistakenly some Believers think Matthew 24:36-41 depicts the Body of Christ as receiving a free pass while the sinful world endures God’s final days of purification and trial; however, Christ’s allusion to Noah’s adventure in this passage is there for another reason altogether.

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Christmas Post! Here’s a Snicker


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Prophecy Fulfilled

There are none so blind as those who “refuse” to see!


Consider the nation of Israel the Christmas Season:

  • Israel is so tiny it could fit more than 12 times into the state of Arizona (Arizona is found in the western United States). I believe it would fit 13.4 times land-mass to land-mass.
  • This tiny dot on the earth somehow draws vast attention globally; more than nearly any other comparable state.
  • Israel is the ONLY people/nation/culture –in the history of the world- to be exiled for more than 1800 years and then to return to the land of their forefathers as the same People/Faith/Nation as that previously occupying those lands.

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This Side of the Whirlwind: Flowers’ Heir


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Flowers’ Heir

Remember, our needs are met in Christ Jesus even as the Flowers of the field.

It’s just that sometimes we don’t feel or understand where God is going with our lives.

For your edification and enjoyment…

Flowers’ Heir

In great beauty you are spun from soil and air,

Light from distant sun and seed of formers fair;

Then with great beauty once again you are spun,

Until in your juniors your face smiles towards distant sun.


Ephemeral Senectitude: Poems


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Ephemeral Senectitude


      Days of pastel blues and lusterless reds could fill the inevasible blind pages to come.  I see the splendor of my own antecedence, or rather the privation thereof.  Once bound in a twirl of youthful folly now I marvel, can they not see?

I think they too, as I once, choose drunkenly, willfully to be ensnared by the false comfort of never‑ending youth; the pervasive: “There will be time”.

Though I have traveled many roads and stumbled on paths bleak,

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This Side of the Whirlwind: Messiah or NOT the Messiah



The Messiah of the ISRAELITE’S Vs the Messiah of Christendom

Since the beginning of Christendom it has been implied the Israelites somehow missed the coming of their Messiah, but was that the case?

When the Savior arrived in Jerusalem near His 30th birthday, He was not the Messiah for which the Jews were waiting; leastwise, not at that time.  According to Old Testament scriptures and prophecies, the Israelites were waiting for an entirely different kind of Messiah and not the loving, humble and love your “enemies” type of Messiah.  Below is a list of Messianic scriptures which should help to identify the Messiah Israel expected to encounter during the years of Christ’s ministry:

The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Genesis. 49:10 

  • Genesis 49:10 does not sound like it’s speaking of a meek and gentle Messiah, submissive to the oppressive government of that day.
  • Rather, the verse depicts a potentially powerful domineering Messiah.
  • At the very least, the verse depicts a Messiah who is coming to gather warriors and take authority over a nation.

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This Side of the Whirlwind: Just Let it Rise


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Just Let it Rise!

Let the beauty of your walk with God rise within you.

  • Fill your heart with worship for His glorious name.

Let your spirit rejoice for His Spirit resides within you.

  • Communion, Spirit and Soul,
  • Singing “Meet me oh Lord; draw me near to YOU!”

Let your mouth shout His praises – for His glories fill all worlds.

  • Then bow both heart and knees to His divine purpose in you.

Let your fears be surrendered – walking in faith – knowing – He will take action as He sees fit!

  • Then take your peace for it comes when we truly trust the Lord.

Let your words and actions bespeak your walk in Him.

  • Then truly bend your life to seeking Him in all His ways:
  • Seek HIM in the morning
  • Seek HIM for a move of His hand in your every day
  • Rejoice in Jesus for He is THE Savior.
  • Seek HIM for HE is good!

Let the beauty of your relationship with our Creator rise within you!

                                  Just Let It Rise!

By: Steven R. Harrel                                                               Finished 10/21/2019