He Gave Us The Very Best He Had – Give Him The Very Best You Have

 

Once again the Christmas season is upon us. Many people are shopping, preparing to give gifts to friends and loved ones.  It is a good thing to give, for God has said in His word that it is more blessed to give than to receive. 

We know that the greatest gift that was given, was from God. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).  That gift is Jesus the Christ, whose birth we celebrate at this time.

Years ago, I used to play a song for  choirs which we would sing at our church services every year. It was always one of my favorites, as it was a reminder of how God gave us His best, and why we in turn should  always want to give Him our best.  Not just in our church activities, but in the life we live every day. 

This song was penned many years ago by James Dewitt Johnson. It tells the story about the birth of Jesus, and what He did for us, which is why He is the best gift ever given to this world. 

 

                                       “He Gave Us The Very Best He Had”

                                      God gave to the world, His only begotten son 

                                      To bring peace and great tidings, of great joy 

                                      And the star, from the East, shined on this great boy 

                                      God gave us, the very best, He had 

 

                                      The shepherds, they followed the star,  to the east, where Jesus lay 

                                      All wrapped in swaddling clothes, in a manger, filled with hay 

                                      The wise men, they came from afar

                                      Just to see this great child,  that had been sent, by God 

 

                                     The Son went to Calvary, and He hung, on the cross 

                                     Just to save this world,  from sin, and lost 

                                     He hung, on the cross, for it was all He could do 

                                     And to the world, His love, He did prove 

 

                                    God gave us, the very best, He had 

                                    God gave us, His son 

                                    The most precious gift, from anyone 

                                    God gave us, the very best, He had 

 

Jesus Christ is the best gift that has ever been given.  God gave us His best.  That should make us always want to give Him our best.  Not just at Christmas, or just in our local church activities, but in our daily living.   

Give him the best in your walk, in your talk,  and in how you look.  We are children of the most High God, a royal priesthood.  When we come together to worship, remember you are presenting yourself  before the King of Kings, the ultimate royalty.  Therefore, dress your best, walk your best, talk your best, give Him your best praise.  Live your best, and be His true church everyday and everywhere. 

Know that Jesus is coming back, not for a building, but for a church(people) without spot or wrinkle.

God gave us the very best He had. Give Him the very best you have.

 

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GOD’S LOVE IS ETERNAL

~ GOD IS LOVE!!! ~

 
~ GOD’S LOVE IS ETERNAL!!!~
~ GOD’S LOVE NEVER FAILS!!! ~
~ GOD’S LOVE IS STRONG & TENDER!!! ~
 
I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL
 
THIS IS THE GOSPEL WE PREACH:
 
IT IS BECAUSE OF HIS LOVE ALMIGHTY GOD ALLOWED OUR LORD & SAVIOR CHRIST JESUS TO LEAVE HEAVEN. THEN BECOME ADORNED WITHIN A SINLESS EARTH BODY, BORN OF A WOMAN. HE LIVED A SINLESS LIFE, HEALED, DELIVERED, FED, SAVED AND SET FREE MULTITUDES OF PEOPLE…  JESUS MIRACULOUSLY AND MAGNIFICENTLY OVERCAME SIN, DEATH & THE GRAVE AS WELL AS THE POWERS & PRINCIPALITIES THAT BE.
 
“…FOR IT IS BY HIM WERE ALL THINGS CREATED, THAT ARE IN HEAVEN, AND THAT ARE IN EARTH, VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE WHETHER THEY BE THRONES, OR DOMINIONS, OR PRINCIPALITIES, OR POWERS, ALL THINGS WERE CREATED, BY AND FOR HIM:
 
AND HE IS BEFORE ALL THINGS, AND BY HIM, ALL THINGS CONSIST.
 
AND HE IS THE HEAD OF THE BODY, THE CHURCH: WHO IS THE BEGINNING, THE FIRSTBORN FROM THE DEAD; THAT IN ALL THINGS HE MIGHT HAVE THE PREEMINENCE. 
 
FOR IT PLEASED THE FATHER THAT IN HIM SHOULD ALL THE FULLNESS DWELL…” COLOSSIANS 1
 
JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD, FOR HE IS THE PRECIOUS LAMB OF GOD, WHO SACRIFICED HIS LIFE FOR US AND THE SINS OF THE ENTIRE WORLD.  YET, HE WAS MISTREATED, BEATEN, CRUCIFIED UPON THE CROSS, DIED & WAS BURIED IN A BORROWED TOMB. AND THEN AFTER (3) THREE DAYS HE AROSE WITH ALL POWER!!! ALL BECAUSE OF GOD’S LOVE FOR US!!! 
 
TRUE BELIEVERS CAN SAY, “I HAVE BEEN REDEEMED!”
 
 
“…FOR THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE, FOR ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLEN SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD, BEING JUSTIFIED FREELY BY HIS GRACE THROUGH THE REDEMPTION THAT IS IN CHRIST JESUS, WHOM GOD SET FORTH AS A PROPITIATION…” ROMANS 3
 
THEREFORE, WE ALL NEED CHRIST JESUS AS OUR LORD & SAVIOR!!! ABBA HEAVENLY HOLY FATHER THANK YOU FOR YOUR MARVELOUS OMNIPRESENCE!!!
 
KNOW THIS; GOD’S LOVE NEVER FAILS!!! THEREFORE, WITH THE HELP OF THE LORD WE CAN OVERCOME evil WITH GOOD!!! 
 
 
TRUE BELIEVERS CAN SAY, “I HAVE BEEN REDEEMED!”
 
 

KNOW THIS; GOD IS ALSO A GOD OF WRATH!!!

Nineveh was the capital of the ancient powerful Assyrian Empire.   They were known for their brutality, disrespectfulness, carnality, cruelty and violence.

Jonah was called by God. He was sent to the city of Nineveh by GOD. Jonah means “Dove!” He was to preach to them. Jonah did not want to go to Nineveh.  So, he instead tried to flee to Joppa aboard a ship. But the Lord sent a great wind that caused a furious tempestuous storm upon the sea.  Jonah knew he was the cause. The mariners on board finally threw Jonah overboard at his request.  God had prepared a “Great Fish” that swallowed up Jonah. He was in the belly of the fish for (3) three days. Jonah fervently prayed in the belly of the Great Fish.  The Great Fish finally spit Jonah out on dry land. He then reluctantly went to the great city of Nineveh after traveling (3) three days.  Jonah preached to the inhabitants as well as to the King of Nineveh telling them to REPENT! He told them frankly if they did not REPENT they would be overthrown after (40) forty days. Well the King as well as the people of Nineveh believed Jonah’s message from GOD.  He then proclaimed a fast and along with the people he too put on sackcloth, cried out to GOD and they repented. (See details in the Book of Jonah)

 

But years later again Nineveh backslide and once again returned to their old ways. It is in the Book of Nahum where it records the final destruction of Nineveh.

“GOD IS JEALOUS, AND THE LORD REVENGETH, AND IS FURIOUS; THE LORD WILL TAKE VENGEANCE ON HIS ADVERSARIES AND HE RESERVETH WRATH ON HIS ENEMIES.

THE LORD IS SLOW TO ANGER, AND GREAT IN POWER, AND WILL NOT acquit the wicked…” NAHUM 1 (See the details in the Book of Nahum)

 
CHRIST JESUS WAS GOD’S LOVE MANIFESTED IN SINLESS FLESH!!!
 
 
“…HE SENT HIS SON TO BE THE PROPITIATION FOR OUR SINS.” I JOHN 4
 
ABBA FATHER GOD, WE ACKNOWLEDGE YOU AS THE KING OF Kings & THE LORD OF Lords. YOU ARE THE ALPHA & THE OMEGA, THE BEGINNING & THE END, THE FIRST AND THE LAST. ABOVE YOU THERE IS NO OTHER. FOR YOU LORD GOD ARE THE GREAT; “I AM!” THEREFORE, WE DAILY RISE TO BLESS, HONOR, THANK & PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME!
 
MANY CONFUSE GOD’S LOVE WITH; This world’s “Intoxicating Affections!” It is not the same.
KNOW THE DIFFERENCE. FOR THE CORINTHIAN CHURCH WAS OFTEN QUITE CARNAL & CONFUSED ABOUT MANY THINGS. AS WELL AS HOW THEY WORSHIPPED.  IT IS HERE IN CORINTHIANS THAT OUR LORD DEFINES AND MAKES CLEAR THE ATTRIBUTES OF HIS LOVE IN HIS WORD!
 
YOU CANNOT PLEASE BOTH GOD & Man/Woman…
 
HALLLELLLUJAH THANK YOU LORD!!! I HAVE BEEN REDEEMED!!!
 
IT IS WRITTEN:
 
“…AND THOUGH I BESTOW ALL MY GOODS TO FEED THE POOR, AND THOUGH I GIVE MY BODY TO BE BURNED, BUT HAVE NOT LOVE, IT PROFITS NOTHING.
LOVE SUFFERS LONG AND IS KIND; LOVE DOES NOT ENVY; LOVE DOES NOT PARADE ITSELF, IS NOT PUFFED UP: DOES NOT BEHAVE RUDELY, DOES NOT SEEK ITS OWN, IS NOT PROVOKED, THINKS NO evil; DOES NOT REJOICE IN iniquity; BUT REJOICES IN TRUTH; BEARS ALL THING,. HOPES ALL THINGS, ENDURES ALL THINGS. LOVE NEVER FAILS …” I CORINTHIANS 13 ~   REMEMBER THIS IS HOW GOD DEFINES HIS LOVE!
 
GOD’S LOVE IS ETERNAL
TRUE BELIEVERS CAN SAY, “I HAVE BEEN REDEEMED”
 
~ YES LORD!!! WE ARE SAVED BY THE GRACE OF GOD!!! 
WE ARE TO DAILY STRIVE & THRIVE TO LIVE EVERYDAY; “TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!”
 

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DELIVERS HIS "I HAVE A DREAM" SPEECH

One of the most Honorable and Praiseworthy qualities admired most about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was that He was a Diplomatic Ambassador of Peace! Dr. King was a PEACEMAKER, and a strong man of FAITH, INTEGRITY, JUSTICE, BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES and VALUES! In His avid quest to fight for equality and justice he gallantly embraced non violence. Dr. Martin Luther King was a Baptist Minister born at noon in his family home on January 15,1929 in Atlanta Georgia. How ironic his Queen Anne style home was in what is known as the magnificent “Sweet Auburn District.” He was an avid and dedicated prominent leader in the “Civil Rights” movement! However it was because of his gallant efforts he was violently assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39.

 

DR. KING WAS A TRUE DRUM MAJOR OF PEACE!

Dr. King fought long and tenaciously for the equal rights for people of Color. He wanted the same rights that were extended to Whites extended to all people! He was especially instrumental in ending legal segregation that plagued African Americans in the South. Dr. King led many powerful and peaceful demonstrations. For his many efforts he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

 

Dr. King came from a ancestral lineage of Baptist Ministers. His father and his grandfather were ministers.  They both became pastor’s in succession of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He was raised in a very comfortable, loving and stable middle class Christian home. He was a brilliant, well educated and gifted Man of God. He excelled prolifically in his studies and skipped both the (9th) ninth and (12th) twelfth grades. He was admitted to the impressive Morehouse College at the early age of only (15) fifteen years old.

 

Dr. King was aware from a very early age of the obvious discrimination that existed against Colored people now often referred to as  African Americans. There is an interesting little story of when he was only 6 years of age, his white playmate told him that they could no longer play together since they were now going to segregated schools. Before King’s going off to college, he first went to work on a tobacco farm in Connecticut. It is here he realized that the same discrimination was not apparent that he had experience in the South. He took note of the many activities that both whites, blacks, reds, yellows, browns and all colors shared. Here basically all Colors participated together. They went to worship together they could eat out publicly together, it was an eye opening experience.

 

 Admirable Man of GOD

King enthusiastically entered Morehouse College and initially his desire was to study medicine and law. However he became impressed with the marvelous oratorical skills of Benjamin Mays. He was  an activist,   was educated and  an intelligent man who was pursuing equal rights and racial equality.  Mays really  made and indelible impression upon his father, Martin Luther Sr. The young budding Martin remained impressed as well.

 

Martin Luther King Jr.  graduated from Morehouse College in 1948. King then attended Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. King early on had a charismatic personality and was elected student body president of the predominately white student body. He eventually earned his Bachelor’s of Divinity in 1951. King then went on to Boston University, it is here he earned a Doctorate. Here in Boston is where he met the love of his life Coretta Scott. She was studying at the New England conservatory of Music. They married in a beautiful lawn ceremony at her family’s home. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Martin Luther King Sr., his father in 1953. From their beautiful union was born 4 wonderful children.

 

Of the many protests that was led by King it was the infamous Montgomery Alabama bus boycott that received acclaimed nationwide attention. Here the lovely intelligent Rosa Parks a hard working gentle natured Black woman who was tired after a long honest day at work, as an excellent and skilled seamstress decided not to give up her seat to a white passenger. Mrs. Parks was in turn arrested under the segregation laws. A concerted effort was made by the Activists they strategically planned and implemented a strategic and successful peaceful bus boycott. No doubt this was a great injustice that was made towards Rosa Parks.  There were numerous marches and “sit ins”…

 

I  have seen the “Promised Land!”

It was on his way to support a group of sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated! Senator Edward Kennedy chartered a plane to bring Dr. King’s body home to Atlanta. At least (30) thirty buses and (100) one hundred planes were used to bring mourners for his “Homegoing Celebration.” Sympathy was generously  poured out from all over the world! The night before King had delivered a most prophetic message. He made this statement: “I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we, as a people, will get to the promised land.” It was the very next day while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel, he was brutally killed by a sniper’s bullet!

 

King’s loyal supporters throughout America were quite upset and 100+ riots ensued in various cities across the country! After much uproar and ongoing media attention; his white assassin James Earl Ray pleaded guilty. He was then convicted and sentenced to 99 years in prison. He later attempted to recant his confession of guilt and said that he was coerced by his attorneys. Ray dogmatically held to the stance it was a conspiracy! Dr. King’s family came to his aid and support of Ray’s defense and embraced him. Ray died before he could be acquitted. Coretta Scott King, Dr. King’s widow made this statement upon Ray’s death; “America will never have the benefit of Mr. Ray’s trial, which would have produced new revelations about the assassination…as well as establish the facts concerning Mr. Ray’s innocence.”

 

Dr. King’s legacy lives on…

Dr. Martin Luther King has been compared and contrasted to some of the greatest! To name a few; George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. The fact remains that he was martyred has further served to keep his memory alive. His legacy lives on in the hearts of many as well as in the history of America’s historical corridors and the world at large. His legacy has a life of its own!

 

It was after his death that he was accredited with an overwhelming international status. There are roads, highways, buildings, schools and institutions named in his honor throughout the United States. In 1986 he was honored with a national Holiday celebrated on the 3rd Monday in January. In 1991 the Lorraine Hotel where he was assassinated became a Museum. In London they have a sculpture of him over the door to the west front at West Minister Abbey in his honor. Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” oratorical famous speech is well remembered and often quoted by many universally.

 

Infamous excerpt from Dr. King’s speech: “And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

 

Dr. King was a wonderful inspiring Man of God whose voice in the midst of the prevalent and tumultuous prejudice harnessing America opened the pathway to more equality for all colors! His eloquence, charismatic style, self sacrificing, courageous and arduous commitment will forever be ingrained in the chronicles of America’s History as well as the hearts of many!

 

Dr. King was kept under surveillance

Dr. King lived under the microscope of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I. ) the ongoing surveillance was spearheaded under J. Edgar Hoover. Many unfounded allegations were made to attempt to  undermine his credibility. But none of them could serve to tarnish his incredible, impeccable, accomplishments as a committed Man of God and strong ardent peaceful contributions as a Civil Rights Activist. Nor his infamous merited accomplishment of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo Norway! Upon His acceptance he stated “I accept this award today with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of mankind,” said King in his acceptance speech. “I refuse to accept the idea that the ‘isness’ of man’s present nature makes him morally incapable of reaching up for the eternal ‘oughtness’ that forever confronts him.

 

Indeed there is so much more that could be said about this dedicated Man of God; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr…  He made many gallant  advances towards diminishing  discrimination in a peaceful manner. Yet it still remains on many levels… Much  of it continues to persist in the background.  He no doubt encountered many injustices for the cause of  Civil Rights. Few have been able to take up the baton as elegantly, intelligently  and astutely as Dr. King. 

 

EXCERPT; I HAVE A DREAM

There is more that persists today; Yet, I close here with another memorable excerpt from “ I Have A Dream!”

 

“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

 

 

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JESUS CHRIST – EMMANUEL “GOD WITH US”

EMMANUEL “GOD WITH US!”

“GLORY to GOD in the HIGHEST, and on earth Peace, Goodwill toward men!” Luke 2.

If there was ever a time to PRAISE the LORD the time is NOW!

Notice that whenever you read, watch or hear the news it is not usually very good. There is an overabundance of things going on all over the world. There are many natural disasters all about us the results are devastating… The economy was really down as well as unemployment a few years ago. Now they have begun to gradually climb as well as continuously fluctuate going up and down… The lives of many have again been drastically impacted. Many loved ones have passed on making their transition to eternity! Many corporations have closed, many have lost businesses, careers, jobs, estates, homes, stocks, possessions and yet… Immorality has become acceptable?

 

Notice how scandalous the Political Campaign for the office of President of the United States has become!

 

Don’t fear because GOD is OMNIPOTENT! HE IS The ONE TRUE GOD of Restoration. In HIM nothing is really ever lost. GOD IS FAITHFUL HE will & can RESTORE! There is ALWAYS HOPE in the LORD!

 

Marriage & family is ordained by God! The powers that be and principalities yield much spiritual warfare that seeks to break up many families and put in place a different way of living. Redefining the marital roles according to the world’s demands… Who would have ever thought a few years ago that the US Supreme Court would vote against the WORD of GOD in favor of “same sex unions?”

 

 

LORD open our Spiritual Eyes!!!

 

 

Disloyalty and manipulation, justified, along with works of the flesh and deception slowly but surely intertwining itself in many relationships… Children tossed to and fro within unstable environments. This is not God’s Way! Seemingly harmless it has opened the door for much chaos… Stress levels are constantly being elevated… No wonder; Suicide, divorce, sicknesses, diseases and depression are abounding!

 

“The WHEAT and the tares continue to grow together in the midst of HIS CHURCH! Again no need for fear.  Know that in the end ALMIGHTY GOD will do the separating…  Yes, The WORD of GOD continues to be fulfilled in these “Last Days.” Just learn to; “BE STILL & KNOW!” PRAY FOR DISCERNMENT!

 

There is also a resurgence of discrimination in many shapes and forms and on a multitude of levels. There is an enormous amount of oppression and loss of freedom as well as invasion of privacy & racial profiling; all due to the overwhelming threat of foreign and domestic terrorism as well as suppression & oppression…

 

A host of false teachers controlling and leading many astray… Many are living in fear… But look at GOD! “The LORD is my Light and my Salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the Strength of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27.

 

It is important to know who you are through Jesus Christ! In HIM you can have the VICTORY!

 

We are living in a time that just about anything goes! What God has said is wrong and what is wrong is accepted as right. What is Good is called evil & evil is called good! Many are trying to make what is right in the eyes of the majority rule and become accepted as the norm… Lord help us!

 

Many seek to make others comfortable in sin. Instead of saying thus said the Lord worldly affections dominate rather than the TRUE LOVE of GOD HE clearly defines in I Corinthians 13. GOD’S LOVE never fails! “It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres… ” For many it is hard to discern what true love really is.

 

Yes indeed! The Word of God is being fulfilled! Truly we are in the last days. “No one knows the day or the hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man…” Matthew 24. So it is today!

 

Begin to prepare each day as though you were to see the Lord face to face! There is ALWAYS HOPE in the LORD!

 

When Noah was building the ark there were millions and millions of people here on earth. The world had become a place where “anything goes” it was no longer the paradise that God had intended for His people. They allowed themselves to become caught up in the ways of the world. Fewer and fewer listened to the Lord! The spiritual warfare was rampart and satan continued to deceive many! It is a little frightening to see just how quickly God’s principles were laid aside… Imagine it had never even rained! It may be hard to fathom or comprehend but in the whole entire world there was only one man and his family that was listening to the Lord. This man was Noah; he was a righteous obedient man and obeyed the Lord in spite of what was going on in the world.

 

“The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The Lord was grieved that He had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. So the Lord said, “I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth – men and animals, and creature that move along the ground, and the birds of the air- for I am grieved that I have made them.” Genesis 6.

 

 

The world had become flooded with evil and this brought a greater flood upon them that destroyed the world. What God had said not to do had become the norm! Does any of this sound familiar? Look at what is going on today? There is much to learn and ponder in the Word of God! It is Powerful and “ALIVE” it is All True! The Gospel is going forth all throughout the world. Time is winding up! From this magnificent illustration we can learn the importance of listening to the Lord rather than compromising His Word in order to be accepted by the masses. God will Never direct you to do anything that goes against His WORD!

 

EMMANUEL GOD IS WITH US!

 

Jesus told us “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore, go and make disciples of ALL nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to OBEY EVERYTHING I HAVE COMMANDED you. And surely, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28.

 

Know God’s Word for yourself! There is only ONE TRUE CHURCH! We the collective body of believers all around this world that was created through HIM are His Church! We are the Body of Jesus Christ!   We are also the Bride of Jesus Christ. HALLLELLLUJAH PRAISE GOD!

 

God is so gracious, loving, kind and Sovereign! He has provided a way back to Him. He has given us a path by which we must travel and Jesus has paved that way! “He is the Way The TRUTH and the LIFE.” It is the Narrow Way that is His way!

 

Today it is important for us to fully embrace the Truth of His Word! He has given us many examples as to what happens when we ignore, disobey or lay aside His Word! Know just like in the time of Noah many will not understand you. Had you ever thought about where were all those multitudes of people that Jesus healed, fed and saved when He was being crucified? How many sat on the sidelines and said absolutely nothing! Just like then many did not really expect the outcome…

 

We too can expect not to be welcomed, maligned, mistreated, persecuted, misunderstood… But do not become disheartened. Become aware and continue to look to the Lord. Ask the Lord for wisdom and discernment to properly apply His Word to your life! “Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not to your own understanding. In All your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.” Proverbs 3.

 

We must learn to honor and esteem God’s Word above the ways of the world. Remember this; No person, judge, king, queen, prophet, prophetess, pastor, or priest was able to overcome sin in the flesh. Therefore, God sent His only Begotten Son to come in the form of sinless flesh and overcome sin in the flesh for us! “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. That whosoever BELIEVES in Him shall not perish but have Eternal Life.” John 3. It within this verse one can gain spiritual acuity and focus upon the Power of The Gospel of Jesus Christ! Jesus accepted the punishment for our sins and humbled Himself and was obedient through His death on the Cross! He took back what was lost and redeemed us and He arose with ALL Power! To believe means that you begin to take action and step out on Faith. You are a believer because you have given your life to the Lord and Believe, Trust and Embrace the full Gospel of Jesus Christ! Or do you really?

 

As you Celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ; Know that Emmanuel means God with us! Know without doubt that as a believer He abides in your heart! We must continually ask Him to fill us with His presence daily if and whenever necessary…

 

The GOOD NEWS!

 

JESUS CHRIST makes all the difference in the world! It is a wonderful, thoughtful, kind, loving gesture to give to others… So, ENJOY this season of giving…  There are many ways to give. You can partake in giving all throughout the year. However, make it a point to take time and spend some time with the Lord reflecting on ALL He has done for you! He TRULY is the GREATEST GIFT of ALL! We can ALWAYS find something to be THANKFUL for! REJOICE in HIM! We all continue to exist because of GOD! “For in HIM we live and move and have our being…” Act 17. Christmas is REALLY about JESUS CHRIST and not just the presents; but about HIS PRESENCE in your life! HE is our “KING of kings and LORD of lords! He is our PRINCE of PEACE! No matter what you can ALWAYS FIND LOVE, COMFORT and PEACE in HIM! “Be STILL & KNOW!” EMMANUEL “GOD IS WITH US!”

 

As we examine the life of Jesus Christ we can see that He encountered an enormous amount of spiritual warfare during His pure sinless life. We learn that He suffered much! Many of those he helped turned their backs on Him… The birth of Jesus Christ born to The Virgin Mary was a marvelous astonishing miraculous miracle! This glorious occasion changed the world forever! Jesus was dispatched from Heaven to defeat the enemy for us! His spectacular Victory was felt on earth and in Heaven!

 

We can offer Praise; because of Jesus Christ we can learn to “Worship Him in Spirit and in Truth!”  Know God is omniscient and totally aware of exactly where each of us are in Him. It is because of Jesus Christ being born in the flesh, living a sinless life, being crucified, then He died and was buried we have the opportunity to come to the Lord!  Jesus is the only Mediator between us and God the Father. He  atoned for the sins of the whole world. He became the Holy, Pure, Sacrificial, Consecrated Lamb of God! He redeemed us through His precious blood. There is POWER in the BLOOD of JESUS! He shed His blood as the ultimate sacrifice so we might have life and have it, more abundantly. Not only on earth, on this side of heaven but through eternity! How amazing!  HALLLELLLUJAH PRAISE GOD!!!

 

The GOOD NEWS!!

 

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For He chose us in HIM before the creation of the world to be HOLY and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted as His sons (daughters) through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will – to the praise of His glorious Grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves. In Him we have the redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s Grace that He lavished on us with all Wisdom and Understanding. And He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment to bring ALL things in heaven and on earth together under One Head, even, Christ…” Ephesians 1.

 

 

The GOOD NEWS!!!

There is a wealth of godly spiritual knowledge and security within the depths of the Holy Scriptures. JESUS was the WORD wrapped in sinless flesh! Jesus was born during one of the most difficult eras in history! Much political turmoil and unrest was going on… From the very beginning there were those who avidly sought to destroy Him! How interesting, they were so intimidated by His extraordinary birth.  As time passed He was treated atrociously, His integrity undermined, His character constantly questioned, He was beaten, maligned and yet; Jesus still magnificently fulfilled His earthly mission. This is why we ALL need Him as Savior & Lord! Through Him we are “more than conquerors!” Romans 8. He has provided us with precious His Holy Spirit the Comforter to lead, guide, direct and protect us! We can always & forever TRUST GOD!

 

God has already BLESSED us with every spiritual blessing! The blessings of God go far and exceed far beyond just material or temporal they are eternal! Before we were ever born God chose us! God does not want us to be unaware or ignorant of the TRUTH of His WORD nor live in denial! He does not want His Word to be a secret! We must warn the people! He wants us to boldly proclaim “The GOOD NEWS!” The GOSPEL of Jesus Christ! The Word of God is His story. God is Sovereign! When we truly belong to Him we are to represent Him! We are to live out the principles of His Word in spite of what is happening in this world. Jesus is coming soon! How soon is soon?  Only God the Father knows!

 

As we prepare to CELEBRATE the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ it is spiritually beneficial to keep in mind the many wonderful Blessings of the Lord!  Yes indeed, Every day is a day to thank God. Jesus Christ is the most precious “GIFT” ever given by our Creator, Father and Lord! We can REJOICE in this Through eternity!

 

“For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given: and the government shall be on His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9. HALLELUJAH!

 

When we accept Jesus Christ as our personal Savior and Lord we have something to shout about! I assure you in every and any situation God will see you through! “God will never leave nor forsake you!”   He is Omnipresent! We can Praise Him throughout the year and forever more knowing that JESUS CHRIST is not only the “Reason for the Season” but the reason for LIFE and living through eternity!

 

GOD BLESS YOU! ~ MERRY CHRISTMAS & Have a Wonderfully Blessed HAPPY NEW YEAR ~

 


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The GREATEST GIFT That Was Ever Given – His Name Is Jesus


Over 2,000 years ago God sent His Son into the world that we might be saved and not condemned. On the profession of our FAITH we are accepted into His Family and become children of God. The Child in the manger has been recognized as TheTraditional Christmas scene down through the ages. It is much more than a tradition it is a True story! As you Celebrate CHRISTMAS with your family, friends and loved ones with your plethora of family Traditions; I would like to take a few minutes to share “The Chronicle of Our Lord and Savior!”

“FOR unto us a CHILD is born, unto us a SON is given: and the government shall be upon HIS shoulder: and HIS name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9

“Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice highly favored one, the Lord is with you; BLESSED are you among women!” But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. Then the angel said to her. “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His Father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob FOREVER. And of His kingdom there will be no end…….

And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David. Which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to registered with Mary his betrothed wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Now there was in the same country shepherds out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, and angel of the Lord said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of GREAT JOY which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is CHRIST the LORD. And this will be the sign to you : You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths in a manger. And suddenly there was an angel a multitude of the heavenly host PRAISING GOD and saying; GLORY to God in the highest, And on earth PEACE , GOODWILL toward men!

So it was when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us. And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. Now when then they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning the child. And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and PRAISING GOD for ALL the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told to them.

And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called JESUS, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb…

This is the greatest event that ever happened in the history of the world! So much so that a choir of Angels sang and the sky was lit with a brilliant STAR! “JESUS is the Bright and Morning Star” He wants to Light your heart and give you purpose and meaning in your life! CHRISTMAS IS WHEN WE CELEBRATE “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” TO JESUS! Jesus lived an amazing sinless life to conquer sin in the flesh for us! So we would not be condemned but saved. He was crucified a shameful death on the CROSS, died for us and then after three days in the grave HE arose victoriously with ALL POWER! When you accept Him into your heart you become God’s child and The COMFORTER His precious HOLY SPIRIT comes to live within your heart and your body becomes a Temple! You are then given the gift of ETERNAL LIFE!!! Jesus then becomes your Messiah, Savior and Lord! Jesus is the GREATEST GIFT that was ever given! JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON! JESUS is the reason for every season. He is your reason for living in Him you will find the true meaning of life! Have a wonderfully, MARVELOUSLY Blessed MERRY CHRISTMAS and a JOYFULLY Blessed NEW YEAR!!! “GLORY TO GOD in the HIGHEST and on earth PEACE to men on whom HIS FAVOR rests….” (St. Luke }



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