I attended a church service Saturday night and then another the next day at another church. I heard the same worship song at both churches, I heard it once and then I heard it "AGAIN " the next day. The word "AGAIN "is an adverb searching to appear at least just one more time. If you stack them in a row at the end of a sentence, then you have what's called an epistrophe. It is also known as an epiphora, and its purpose is to drive a home point. When a word is a repetition at the beginning of consecutive sentences then it is called an anaphora.
Life in itself will always have an "AGAIN ".
Sometimes it's just one more time and other times it's only a few times every now and “AGAIN ". Sometimes it can be like a record skipping on the turntable, being over and over, and "AGAIN and "AGAIN ".
In frustration we will say yet "AGAIN ", the current situation, here we go "AGAIN " with an ending statement of never "AGAIN”. In happy times we just say let's do this "AGAIN", time and time "AGAIN". Once "AGAIN " you may be unsure, so you may, and "AGAIN " you may not, but then "AGAIN ", it may be once and "AGAIN ".
My mother was famous for telling you the same stories over and over "AGAIN ".
She didn't realize that she had told you already before, nor did we ever tell her you can say that "AGAIN” I think as we all grow older, we tend to reiterate frequently. What I wouldn't give to hear the stories "AGAIN " today as they never got old in the time she had spent on this earth as they were renewed frequently. Her "AGAIN " has now become a fixed position forever being present with the Father. My only thoughts now are just The 3 Degrees song, "When Will I See You Again " to hear the new stories over and over "AGAIN ".
Thank God for "AGAIN " as it can always be considered a second chance, and possibly many chances to do it "AGAIN ", as His mercies are new every day even though we somehow seem to sin" AGAIN " and "AGAIN ". You see, He died on a cross for you, only to rise "AGAIN ". Every time you fall away from Him, his response is always a Neil Diamond song, "Hello Again ".
When you give Him your business, He will always say come "AGAIN ".
A famous epiphora can be found, not in the bible, but with a faithful servant of God, his name was Abraham Lincoln, he led the country with truth and believed that everyone single one of us, regardless of race, color or creed, were created equal. His famous words were that this nation, under God shall have a new birth of freedom and that the government of the people, by the people and for the people, shall not perish from this earth. A famous anaphora can also be found, not in the bible, but also by a man who believed wholeheartedly in the bible, and its promises. His name was Martin Luther King Jr. and his anaphora was "I have a dream ". Both never lived long enough to see their dream fulfilled, but the dreams were fulfilled by God and benefited all future generations to come.
"AGAIN " can be found in the bible 1504 times, seems as if it's used over and over "AGAIN." When " AGAIN " is found in a sentence spoken by Jesus; it can always be taken as a gain. The three most important times you must pay attention to are that he rose" AGAIN" so that you could be born "AGAIN" in preparation for the day that He will come "AGAIN ". But until that day, I will always be trying to drive a point home, to a place with eternal life. I have a dream for all mankind to recognize the salvation that is available for them, and I will always pursue it "AGAIN" and "AGAIN", and I will faithfully sing that song I heard in both churches that weekend, a song by Cody Carnes, "I Will Run To The Father ", " AGAIN AND AGAIN and AGAIN AND AGAIN".
" We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope " Martin Luther King Jr.
JOHN 13:16 ESV
Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.
GALATIANS 3:28 ESV
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
JOHN 3:3 ESV
Jesus answered him, truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God
LAMENTATIONS 3: 22-23 GNT
22. The Lord's unfailing love and mercy still continue, 23. Fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise.
HEBREWS 9:28 ESV
So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.
ROMANS 10:9 ESV
Because, 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.