The Great Gordon Sumner, CBS, and CRYING – Why Should I Cry For You? Why Would You Want Me To? What Would It Mean To Say: “I loved you in my fashion”? THE SPEED OF STING AT THE SPEED OF SOLITUDE

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 132 helpful votesHe will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”1 Corinthians 12:26 ESV / 23 helpful votesIf one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.John 14:1-31 ESV / 15 helpful votes“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” …John 11:35 ESV / 10 helpful votesJesus wept.Romans 10:13 ESV / 7 helpful votesFor “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”Acts 1:7-8 ESV / 7 helpful votesHe said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”John 20:11 ESV / 7 helpful votesBut Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb.1 Peter 3:18 ESV / 6 helpful votesFor Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 6 helpful votesHe himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.Ecclesiastes 3:8 ESV / 6 helpful votesA time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.1 Corinthians 15:51 ESV / 5 helpful votesBehold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,Romans 8:29 ESV / 5 helpful votesFor those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.Acts 2:29 ESV / 5 helpful votes“Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.John 18:36 ESV / 5 helpful votesJesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”Luke 23:34 ESV / 5 helpful votesAnd Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.Matthew 24:1-51 ESV / 5 helpful votesJesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. …Matthew 10:28 ESV / 5 helpful votesAnd do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.Isaiah 53:5 ESV / 5 helpful votesBut he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 5 helpful votesFear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.Proverbs 21:15 ESV / 5 helpful votesWhen justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.Numbers 32:1-42 ESV / 5 helpful votesNow the people of Reuben and the people of Gad had a very great number of livestock. And they saw the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead, and behold, the place was a place for livestock. So the people of Gad and the people of Reuben came and said to Moses and to Eleazar the priest and to the chiefs of the congregation, “Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo, and Beon, the land that the Lord struck down before the congregation of Israel, is a land for livestock, and your servants have livestock.” And they said, “If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants for a possession. Do not take us across the Jordan.” …Revelation 21:1-27 ESV / 4 helpful votesThen I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” …Revelation 20:1-15 ESV / 4 helpful votesThen I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while. Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. …Revelation 13:8 ESV / 4 helpful votesAnd all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain.Revelation 1:18 ESV / 4 helpful votesAnd the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.1 Peter 1:1-25 ESV / 4 helpful votesPeter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. …James 4:1-2 ESV / 4 helpful votesWhat causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.Hebrews 11:1-40 ESV / 4 helpful votesNow faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. …Hebrews 9:27 ESV / 4 helpful votesAnd just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,1 Timothy 3:1-16 ESV / 4 helpful votesThe saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? …Ephesians 1:20 ESV / 4 helpful votesThat he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places,2 Corinthians 1:1-24 ESV / 4 helpful votesPaul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God that is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in the whole of Achaia: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. …1 Corinthians 15:26 ESV / 4 helpful votesThe last enemy to be destroyed is death.Romans 13:4 ESV / 4 helpful votesFor he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.Romans 10:9 ESV / 4 helpful votesBecause, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.Romans 9:27 ESV / 4 helpful votesAnd Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved,John 20:17 ESV / 4 helpful votesJesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”John 3:17 ESV / 4 helpful votesFor God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.Luke 21:8-9 ESV / 4 helpful votesAnd he said, “See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and, ‘The time is at hand!’ Do not go after them. And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once.”Revelation 21:1 ESV / 3 helpful votesThen I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.Revelation 20:10 ESV / 3 helpful votesAnd the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.Revelation 20:7 ESV / 3 helpful votesAnd when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prisonRevelation 17:8 ESV / 3 helpful votesThe beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. And the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the beast, because it was and is not and is to come.Revelation 14:10 ESV / 3 helpful votesHe also will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.Revelation 11:15 ESV / 3 helpful votesThen the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”Revelation 2:7 ESV / 3 helpful votesHe who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.’1 John 4:1 ESV / 3 helpful votesBeloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 3 helpful votesBut you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.James 5:16 ESV / 3 helpful votesTherefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.Hebrews 6:20 ESV / 3 helpful votesWhere Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.Hebrews 2:14-15 ESV / 3 helpful votesSince therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.1 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV / 3 helpful votesFirst of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.1 Corinthians 15:52 ESV / 3 helpful votesIn a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.1 Corinthians 15:22 ESV / 3 helpful votesFor as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.1 Corinthians 4:5 ESV / 3 helpful votesTherefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.Romans 2:16 ESV / 3 helpful votesOn that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.John 20:8 ESV / 3 helpful votesThen the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed;John 20:6 ESV / 3 helpful votesThen Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there,John 14:6 ESV / 3 helpful votesJesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.John 8:44 ESV / 3 helpful votesYou are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.John 1:3 ESV / 3 helpful votesAll things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.Luke 16:19-31 ESV / 3 helpful votes“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. …Luke 3:33 ESV / 3 helpful votesThe son of Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Arni, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah,Luke 3:16 ESV / 3 helpful votesJohn answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.Mark 1:1 ESV / 3 helpful votesThe beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.Matthew 27:52 ESV / 3 helpful votesThe tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised,Matthew 25:1-46 ESV / 3 helpful votes“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. …Matthew 24:36 ESV / 3 helpful votes“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.Matthew 24:30 ESV / 3 helpful votesThen will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.Matthew 24:6 ESV / 3 helpful votesAnd you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.Matthew 19:28 ESV / 3 helpful votesJesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.Matthew 17:1-9 ESV / 3 helpful votesAnd after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” …Matthew 16:18 ESV / 3 helpful votesAnd I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.Matthew 3:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes“I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.Matthew 1:2 ESV / 3 helpful votesAbraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,Hosea 13:14 ESV / 3 helpful votesShall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from Death? O Death, where are your plagues? O Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion is hidden from my eyes.Revelation 20:4 ESV / 2 helpful votesThen I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.Revelation 17:14 ESV / 2 helpful votesThey will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”Revelation 14:13 ESV / 2 helpful votesAnd I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”Revelation 9:5 ESV / 2 helpful votesThey were allowed to torment them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings someone.James 2:19 ESV / 2 helpful votesYou believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!1 Thessalonians 4:17 ESV / 2 helpful votesThen we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 ESV / 2 helpful votesBut we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. …Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 2 helpful votesFor we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.Isaiah 11:2 ESV / 2 helpful votesAnd the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.Isaiah 7:14 ESV / 2 helpful votesTherefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.Psalm 89:48 ESV / 2 helpful votesWhat man can live and never see death? Who can deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? SelahPsalm 16:10 ESV / 2 helpful votesFor you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.
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Recovering from 5 brain operations, savage subarachnoid aneurysm. Member of New York bar, May 1991-peresent. "Nothing can stop the man with right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude" - THOMAS JEFFERSON