Cloth To Crown

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I’ve been meditating on the incarnation today (yes, I know it was most likely September originally), however, today was the day I put it in remembrance and have become undone.

Imagine the shockwaves that were sent out in the earth, under the earth, and in the heavens with the first cry of the Christ child that night as the word became flesh. His first crowing from the womb, followed by his next crownings before and after the tomb. Can you hear the cry from that night? It wasn’t silent. Can you hear it? Pause and listen closely. You can hear and feel. -Selah

The answer to the cry of creation began with the cry of the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and continued with the cry of the man in a tunic on the tree “it is finished”.

“Let heaven and nature sing”

Incarnation. Crucifixion. Resurrection. Coronation. Parousia.


Jason Armstrong

Take your time with these verses today.

Luk 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn.

Joh 19:23 Now when the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes and made four shares, one for each soldier, and the tunic remained. (Now the tunic was seamless, woven from top to bottom as a single piece.)

Joh 19:40 Then they took Jesus’ body and wrapped it, with the aromatic spices, in strips of linen cloth according to Jewish burial customs.

Joh 19:41 Now at the place where Jesus was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden was a new tomb where no one had yet been buried.

Joh 19:42 And so, because it was the Jewish day of preparation and the tomb was nearby, they placed Jesus’ body there.

Joh 20:5 He bent down and saw the strips of linen cloth lying there, but he did not go in.

Joh 20:6 Then Simon Peter, who had been following him, arrived and went right into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen cloth lying there,

Joh 20:7 and the face cloth, which had been around Jesus’ head, not lying with the strips of linen cloth but rolled up in a place by itself.

Joh 20:8 Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, came in, and he saw and believed.

Eph 1:20 This power he exercised in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms

Eph 1:21 far above every rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

Eph 1:22 And God put all things under Christ’s feet, and gave him to the church as head over all things.

Eph 1:23 Now the church is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Col 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation,

Col 1:16 for all things in heaven and on earth were created in him – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers – all things were created through him and for him.

Col 1:17 He himself is before all things and all things are held together in him.

Col 3:1 Therefore, if you have been raised with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

Col 3:2 Keep thinking about things above, not things on the earth,

Col 3:3 for you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Rev 5:5 Then one of the elders said to me, “Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has conquered; thus he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”

Rev 5:6 Then I saw standing in the middle of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the middle of the elders, a Lamb that appeared to have been killed. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.

Rev 5:7 Then he came and took the scroll from the right hand of the one who was seated on the throne,

Rev 5:8 and when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders threw themselves to the ground before the Lamb. Each of them had a harp and golden bowls full of incense (which are the prayers of the saints).

Rev 5:9 They were singing a new song: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals because you were killed, and at the cost of your own blood you have purchased for God persons from every tribe, language, people, and nation.

Rev 5:10 You have appointed them as a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”

Rev 22:3 And there will no longer be any curse, and the throne of God and the Lamb will be in the city. His servants will worship him,

Rev 22:4 and they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.

Rev 22:5 Night will be no more, and they will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, because the Lord God will shine on them, and they will reign forever and ever.

Rev 22:6 Then the angel said to me, “These words are reliable and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must happen soon.”

Rev 22:7 (Look! I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy expressed in this book.)


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