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10/13/09

Lightning


I have come across a cool verse that mentions lightening.
Luke 17:24  says, For like the lightning, that flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other, so will the Son of Man be in His own day.
Check out the video on my profile- It powerfully explains this verse.
This interested me because of all the rain, thunder, and lightening that we've been having in Mobile lately.  My kids get so scared at the loud booming that I dug a little deeper into this to find some storied from the Bible that I could share with them during the next scary thunder storm to comfort them.  My kids (like most kids I'm sure) love stories, what better way to take their minds off of something that scares them while filling their heads with pure good.  Well surprising to me, I found a total of 41 verses that mentioned it.  I won't go into all 41, however I will point out some of my favorites that go along with this.
First I will share 2Ti 1:7 for times when we are faced with fear, because it confirms that fear is not of God.  It says,  For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of self-control.
Exodus 15:2  says, The Lord is my strength and my strong helper, he has become my salvation: he is my God and I will give him praise; my father's God and I will give him glory.
That verse confirms that we should turn to God for strength because he will help us even in times of fear.
These next couple of verses are pretty cool:

Job 28:26  and when he decided the path for rain and lightning,
Job 28:27  he also determined the truth and defined wisdom.
Job 28:28  God told us, "Wisdom means that you respect me, the Lord, and turn from sin."

Job 36:27  God gathers moisture into the clouds
Job 36:28  and supplies us with rain.
Job 36:29  Who can understand how God scatters the clouds and speaks from his home in the thunderstorm?
Job 36:30  And when God sends lightning, it can be seen at the bottom of the sea.
Job 36:31  By producing such rainstorms, God rules the world and provides us with food.
Job 36:32  Each flash of lightning is one of his arrows striking its target,
Job 36:33  and the thunder tells of his anger against sin.

Job 37:2  when I hear the roaring voice of God in the thunder,
Job 37:3  and when I see his lightning flash across the sky.
Job 37:4  God's majestic voice thunders his commands,
Job 37:5  creating miracles too marvelous for us to understand.
Job 37:6  Snow and heavy rainstorms
Job 37:7  make us stop and think about God's power,
Job 37:8  and they force animals to seek shelter.
Job 37:9  The windstorms of winter strike,
Job 37:10  and the breath of God freezes streams and rivers.
Job 37:11  Rain clouds filled with lightning appear at God's command,
Job 37:12  traveling across the sky
Job 37:13  to release their cargo-- sometimes as punishment for sin, sometimes as kindness.
Job 37:14  Job, consider carefully the many wonders of God.
Job 37:15  Can you explain why lightning flashes at the orders
Job 37:16  of God who knows all things? Or how he hangs the clouds in empty space?
Job 37:17  You almost melt in the heat of fierce desert winds when the sky is like brass.
Job 37:18  God can spread out the clouds to get relief from the heat, but can you?
Job 37:19  Tell us what to say to God! Our minds are in the dark, and we don't know how to argue our case.
Job 37:20  Should I risk my life by telling God that I want to speak?
Job 37:21  No one can stare at the sun after a breeze has blown the clouds from the sky.
Job 37:22  Yet the glorious splendor of God All-Powerful is brighter by far.
Job 37:23  God cannot be seen-- but his power is great, and he is always fair.
Job 37:24  And so we humans fear God, because he shows no respect for those who are proud and think       they know so much.
Those verses are humbling and show that we should never be self righteous, hypocritical, or judgment.
Mar 12:31  The second most important commandment says: 'Love others as much as you love yourself.' No other commandment is more important than these."

Psalms 29:7  The voice of the LORD makes lightning flash

Psalms 135:5  The LORD is much greater than any other god.
Psalms 135:6  He does as he chooses in heaven and on earth and deep in the sea.
Psalms 135:7  The LORD makes the clouds rise from far across the earth, and he makes lightning to go with the rain. Then from his secret place he sends out the wind.
 
Rev 12:7  A war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels were fighting against the dragon and its angels.
Rev 12:8  But the dragon lost the battle. It and its angels were forced out of their places in heaven
Rev 12:9  and were thrown down to the earth. Yes, that old snake and his angels were thrown out of heaven! That snake, who fools everyone on earth, is known as the devil and Satan.

Luke 10:18  Jesus told them: I saw Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning.
It is clear that God has control over lightening- and Satan.
Luke 10:19  I have given you the power to trample on snakes and scorpions and to defeat the power of your enemy Satan. Nothing can harm you.
We have that power through God as well!  Praise God!

Homemade Laundry Stain Removers

Recipe #1
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
Directions:
Mix ingredients then store in spray bottles. Spot treat stains then soak overnight.


Recipe #2
2 quarts water
1/2 cup ammonia
2 TBS laundry detergent
Directions:
Mix ingredients then store in spray bottles. Spot treat stains then soak overnight.
Do not use with bleach.


A good pretreater:

Save pieces and leftover slivers of bar soaps and collect in a jar. Those little hotel soaps are ideal for this too (cut them down to small pieces).
When jar is filled half way with soap chunks, add boiling water. Mix soap bits and water until soap is melted.
Once cooled this will make a soap jelly. Use to pretreat laundry.
*Handy to gob onto stained items and toss back into the dirty laundry bag for pieces that you can’t wash right away.
Quick Tip: I’ve also used just straight liquid dish detergent successfully. Squirt a bit onto stain, rub in gently with your fingers, and then toss the garment in the laundry pile to be washed later. This is an especially easy one since you can apply the soap as soon as you notice the stain and leave the garment sit until laundry day.