This website presents some of the main ideas being developed into a book by the same title.
THIS SITE IS AS OF NOV. 23, 2013, IN DRAFT 1.1 STATUS.
The word “Emmanuel” comes to us from the Hebrew Old Testament and means “God with us.” The “Longing” is the call within us seeking to connect with God our Father. The Bible makes the claim that God Himself is indeed our Father, and we as His children long for Him as a child, in the best of our world, would call out “Father!”
This longing began long years ago after expulsion (because of sin) from the Garden of Eden (Paradise). Man’s sin nature and inclinations have ever since continued that expulsion, hindering us even now from fully realizing the intimate fellowship with our Maker that our soul deeply longs to have.
This site is neither a blog nor a traditional book. There is a designed sequence to the pages in the order of the navigation visible in the side tab with the icon of three horizontal lines at the top left of every page. At the bottom of each page there is a navigation link highlighted that will take you to the next page in the sequence. Alternatively, you can click on any of the navigation links on the side tab to access any of the material regardless of the order.
The text and charts here are a work in progress. Please do not copy or transmit them. I will post here when access to an E-Book on the fully formed ideas outlined here will be available. I have cited the source of images included that are not my own. Scripture cited, and shown, here is primarily from the New King James Version, a carefully, tastefully updated translation of the classic, much-loved, and greatly influential King James Version of 1609 (aka as “The Authorized Version”). In certain cases I have quoted from other translations, such as the New International Version (NIV). In general I have used the following very useful site to obtain these texts: http://www.biblegateway.com. In a few instances, where I have included Greek text (the Koine Greek in which the New Testament was originally written) I obtained these from Logos software (http://www.logos.com).
My hope for you, the reader, comes from the Epistle to the Hebrews, Chapter 10:
24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. (NKJV)
Let us now go to an overview of the site and subject Emmanuel Longing.
This site was last updated on Nov 23, 2013.
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