Christmas: A time of gifts. Easter – A time of The EVER Lasting GIFT!!!
“Oops! Oh my goodness! I lost it!!!”
Honey! We have insurance….
“Insurance!? What are you saying?! Will that ever replace what that gift meant to me””
Please don’t cry, you will make me cry.
“Cry?! Tears cannot define what I am feeling! I am broken inside! I just cannot believe I would ever be so mindless, clumsy, careless, clueless…STUPID! I lost it!”
Easter bunny, passover, chocolate…spring begins, it get’s warmer! Mild compared to the exclusiveness of Easter!
Easter – The culmination of The Reason. A Season with a Meaning! It may skip us…
Where do I start? “Turn that stone into bread…”, “Throw yourself down, for The Word says…”, “Kneel before me…”
“Son of man, take up a lament for the king of Tyre and tell him that this is what the Lord GOD says:
‘You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
Full of wisdom!
Satan misquoted Scripture to The Word! God created the seen with His Word!
Jesus is The Word because through Him all things are made,” “What He said became. Through the words of Jesus, the Earth and man were made. … John in the gospel serves the purpose to establish The fact that Jesus is God and man in ONE. It is a mystery why Jesus stated:
“However, The helper, The Holy Spirit, Whom The Father will send in My name, will teach you everything. He will remind you of everything that I have ever told you.”
We will see them together, Amen.
In The Word, it speaks of The Spirit Guiding the Isrealites from Egypt.
“And The LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night.”
I note that when God appeared to Moses in His Essence, The Spirit was not in the tent of meeting. I will make this clear, our God is everywhere! His Essence covers all.
It is beyond our ability to understand how a Being could be at the center of His creation—and we know a little bit about the awesome size of His creation. We are able to see the earth and the billions of people on it. How does God keep track of all that? It is too great. It is too high. But He does it, we know, by His Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is the power of God. It is the means through which He accomplishes His will. Verse 7 teaches us a great deal about this. God the Father is a Personality. He is located in one place at one time, just as we are. But His ability to insert Himself into and affect events anywhere in His creation is contained within the power that emanates from His mind.
It is His Spirit—which emanates from His mind—that enables Him to be everywhere all at once, if He so desires. It gives Him the ability to keep track of all of us. It gives Him the ability to be with a person in Charlotte or someone in Los Angeles or another in Chicago. Wherever we are, He can be there because by His mind He is able to concentrate His attention in those areas.
We lack power like that. We have limited imitations of it. We can concentrate our attention in a very limited way on certain things, events, or places. But He can concentrate His attention in many areas at the same time by the spiritual power that emanates from His awesome mind.
“Spirit” is ruach, and it is used in the sense of invisible force or power. Thus ruach, depending on the context, is used to express intelligence, will, truth, hope, faith, knowledge, wisdom, discernment, omnipotence, omnipresence, infinity, invisibility, or holiness. These words are different from those in reference to God’s soul (see Leviticus 26:11), which had to do mostly with feelings, with emotional qualities. Here ruach covers aspects that have to do with mind power.
‘How you are fallen from the heavens, O shining star, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart, I will go up to the Heavens, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north. I will go up above the heights of the clouds; I will be like The Most High. Yet you shall be brought down to hell, to the sides of the Pit’
Lucifer was placed above the realms of other angel’s
in Heaven. Lucifer was a Seraphim, which is the highest angel. (Then, it goes Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels.)
We are focused on The most awesome celebrations of/in cultures worldwide. Again, we are focused on Easter/Christmas. Yes! Our Savior was born; came in as ‘Man’. The ‘arrival’ of Jesus was ‘expected’ to be different:
In Jewish eschatology, the Messiah is a future Jewish king from the Davidic line, who is expected to be anointed with holy anointing oil and rule the Jewish people during the Messianic Age and World to come. The Messiah is often referred to as “King Messiah” (Hebrew: מלך משיח, translit.)
A King? Problem! “Son/step-Son” of a carpenter? Yes! But, were elders out watching flock by night?
Rather; we see how they truly were!
“For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.”
“And He spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others.”
“By what authority are you doing these things?” (Mark 11:27–28). With this and similar questions the gospels relentlessly portray Jesus’ opponents—the chief priests, scribes, elders, Pharisees, and Sadducees—as bad guys who resisted Jesus at almost every turn and conspired to have him killed.
The gospel accounts, however, tend to lump these folks together and offer very little information about who they were. Understanding them better helps us to grasp why the New Testament depicts them as such villains.
The Pharisees criticized Jesus and his disciples for not keeping the law and consorting with sinners. Jesus in reply called them hypocrites and accused them of leading people astray, of corruption, betraying the heritage of the Jewish prophets, and generally having their religious priorities mixed up.
Jesus knew ALL down to the cock crow in Peter’s denial of discipleship three times before the cock crowed.
“Immediately a rooster crowed. Then Peterremembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly. … The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter.”
We remain constant in observing what the differences between birth and crucifixion. Yes! Jesus’ coming has done all, Amen.
I’m convinced that the most important event in human history was the coming of Jesus Christ into the world, and what happened as a result of His presence with us. This is what millions of Christians celebrate this Christmas day –and we should, because without Him we truly would be “without hope and without God in the world” (Ephesians 2:12).
Why was Jesus’ coming into the world so important? First, because of Him we can know what God is like. He came to reveal God’s true nature to us –His power, His holiness, His justice, His love. Do you want to know what God is like? Look at Jesus Christ, for He was God in human flesh. The Bible says, “No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known” (John 1:18).
Second, Jesus’ coming was of supreme importance because only through Him can we be saved. Only one thing separates us from God, and that is our sin. But Christ came to cleanse us from our sins, and He did this by becoming the final and complete sacrifice for our sins through His death for us.
Finally, Christ is important because He gives us hope — hope of God’s presence with us now, and hope of eternal life in heaven. Do you have this hope? You can, and it can begin today. Make this the best Christmas you’ve ever had by turning to Christ through a simple prayer of faith and giving your life to Him.