Another Solar Eclipse?

Monday it was.  August 21, 2017.  Millions watched this incredible event in the heavens uttering sounds of glee, astonishment.  But how many recognized that this amazing event is something only the Almighty God can do, for He created the heaven and the earth and all things!  The heaven and earth declare His glory.  The earth is His, for He made it, the hills and the seas…and all that is it and on it!  He controls all things and brings about the rain and wind, thunder and lightening, tempest and great storms and crashing waves.  Yes, even hurricanes, tornadoes and earth quakes, too.  It is not ‘mother nature’ as some like to believe, but God the Almighty, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the LORD of heaven and earth!  It is all of the Lord God.  And if things like this cause you to look up and arrest your attention, why wouldn’t you give in awe your heartfelt praise and glory and thanks to Him.  Even the pagans believed a solar eclipse was because the gods were unhappy with them.

GOD put all things in motion on the day He made them, and made it so that every ten  years the Moon would pass between the earth and sun and causing darkness over the land for minutes.  and people camped out awaiting this great event that captured the attention of the world.  God knew millions would look up.  What he sought was they would know this was only something God can do, and therefore, He  would receive the praise and glory and worship…for great is the Lord God creator and sustainer of heaven and and earth and all things.  To Him belong our praise and thanks and to Him belong glory, honor, power and might, now and forever.

The heaven and the earth declare His glory.

One day we shall look upon the earth from on high, for we shall meet the Lord Jesus Christ in the air above the clouds at the Rapture of the Church, the dead and living in Christ.

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God, Three in One, One in Three, the blessed and holy Trinity, forever and ever.  Amen.i

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What’s On My Mind?

A reading from the Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. John:

John 17:1-3…

“Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to Heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come.  Glorify your Son, that your Son also may glorify You, as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him.   

“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”

Christ-Messiah’s gifts to those whom the Father gave Him …and gives Him are:

  1. Eternal life
  2.  The Father’s name
  3. The Father’s words
  4. His own joy
  5. His own glory
  6. Saved from the wrath of God to come
  7. Forgiven our sins
  8. Children of His Kingdom

Seven times Jesus speaks of Christians as given to Him by the Father.

Jesus the Christ (Messiah) of Nazareth is God’s gift of love to the world.

And believers are the Father’s gift of love to His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

It is Jesus Christ who commits Christians to the Father for “safekeeping.”

You know, the world is a mess and getting worse.  Satan and his hordes of demons-fallen angels-spirit beings of an uncountable number are having their way upon mankind.

I recon when Creation happened, when GOD created the earth and all things in six days, why, about 4,000 years of history have passed until the “fullness of time” in God’s time and Plan of the Ages, when His Son, His only begotten Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem of Judea, and was named, “Jesus.”

Look at the world, then!  Compare it to today.

Therefore, when in the year 33 A.D., when our Lord and Savior, and the King of the Jews, was crucified, died, was resurrected and ascended into Heaven, to sit at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty, another 1, 984 years have passed since that time.

From Creation until now, the 21st Century, 60 centuries of human history have gone by! That’s six millenniums!

And what’s the record of each?  Do you think anyone could count the number of people killed?  Or those who worshiped demons instead of God?  Is it any different today?

By the year 2033, approximately 6,000 years of human history will have concluded!

I believe Jesus, the Messiah, the Christ, will reign on earth as the “King of Kings and Lord of Lords and start the 7th Millennium, the Kingdom of God on earth!  He shall reign on earth for a thousand years according to Scripture.  And we shall be with Him.

Therefore, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness…

And all these things will be given unto  you, Hallelujah.”  Praise God forever.

Look up!  For your redemption draws near.

And the Rapture of the Church is closer than we might think!  It has always been “imminent!”  It could happen at any moment, it could happen when God, the Father has called to Jesus the last Christian of this age, the Church Age, the Age of Grace, at the last year of the Church Age when 6,000 years of history has expired in 15 or 16 more years from today?  Perhaps today?

Get ready!

Give thanks to the Lord God for all things, and bless His holy name forever and ever.

God bless you precious saints of our Lord Jesus, and I miss you already.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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Ascension Day

Did anyone notice?  Does anyone care?  Is it just business as usual?

Well, I care and I’m gonna shout it out to all the world that last Thursday, May 25th, In the Year of our Lord, 2017+.

That it was observed and celebrated this glorious day in history, in the year 33 A.D., 1,984 years ago, that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ rose up to heaven from the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, while His apostles looked on.

There appeared two men in shinning white apparel, Moses and Elijah, the same two who appeared with Jesus at the Transfiguration, and asked these men of Galilee why they  kept looking up?  They said that this same Jesus you see going up to Heaven will one day come back in the same manner as you now see!

He, Jesus of Nazareth, went to Heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father.

What a glorious day of remembrance of what our Lord did!  And what He did for us! He is our glory.

He set the pattern of our resurrection-translation when, one day soon, we shall meet Him in the air above the clouds, and follow Him to Heaven.  A “bluezillion” of the saints of the Church Age-the Age of Grace we now live in following Jesus up to Heaven.

We shall be like Him and we shall see Him face to face.

We shall be with the saints of history; we shall see the angels and the Father, the Almighty God in Heaven.

We shall behold the wonders of Heaven so awesome and yet beyond human imagination!

We shall see the great mysteries of  God unfold.

We shall all be in Heaven in our new, glorified, immortal bodies.

Jesus promised He would come back for us in John 14:1-6, and He will, one day, perhaps soon.

And so shall we ever be with the Lord.  Therefore, comfort one another with these words.

So, why would you not delight in this most glorious day that shall one day come to fruition?  Why wouldn’t you want to share this good news with others?  Why?

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

 

 

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Finding Truth

As we are now in some six thousand years of history ordained by God, mankind has searched high and low for the truth of life, has traversed mountains and seas, walked countless miles, spoken to the lofty and plain, read countless books, debated until breathless and wrote until exhausted!  He has listened to countless theories, myths and legends, heard stories from near and far, and even entertained the voices of demons.   He has sought other gods and other so-called ‘holy books’ for truth.  And yet, often more times than not, has not been so inclined to even look once into the Holy Bible, the only Book of books of the spoken word written by God…nor just any god of the thousands of pagan gods, like, in former times, so abound today, but the only true and living GOD of all eternity, the Creator of all things, the LORD and giver and preserver of life, who planned all people and events to live and do according to the times He planned for sovereign purpose…just here, to look for truth.

In GOD, One GOD in Three, the Holy Trinity consisting of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit is all the eternal truth of life, and that is in Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Son of God, that you will find the truth you so long have been seeking, and the truth shall set you free.  Free to believe in the true and living and eternal GOD; and worship HIM in praise and thanksgiving and glory; free to accept Jesus, His only begotten Son’s death for our sins and be forever forgiven;  free to pray to the Father, through the Son, and by the Holy Spirit; free from the wrath of God to come; free to be received into Heaven after death; free to experience the resurrection at the Rapture unto eternal life in light with GOD.  Free to become again a child of God, and a spirit, and an immortal, glorified being with Christ Jesus and to be with Him forever in all eternity! Free.  Yes, we shall see Him, for we shall be like Him when we meet Him in the air, above the clouds on that morning of mornings!  Praise God, praise His holy name, praise and give thanks to the Lord God Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth and all things, Who created us in His own image, in His own likeness….

My Lord and my God!

So, dear and precious friends, give the Good Book, the One Book, the Holy Bible more than just a glance; embrace it, read it bit by bit by bit; treasure it; seek God’s guidance to understand it; seek the truth right there in your home or wherever you might be; meditate on His eternal truth and your life shall change to your happiness, I promise…for God first promised, and His promise can never, ever be broken.

Even so, come Lord Jesus, come.

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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Christian Brotherhood

So for today, Father Monk, I am sending this message of hope and goodwill to whoever might find it.  It shall be rolled up and placed in a bottle; corked and sealed, and I shall toss it into the roaring sea.

Well done Brother Monk.  I am sure your ministry will touch the very heart and soul of one worthy to receive it. May the grace of Christ continue to shine upon you.

Thank you, Father Monk, and may the blessings of Almighty God be always upon you.

Brother Monk wrote:

We are brothers and sisters by the grace of Christ Jesus, our Savior.  We are children of God; we are saints of His forever.

We are nothing and can do nothing; but we shall do all things in Christ who shall strengthen us.

By His grace we are saved.

We then are to love one another, for love is of God and from God and by God.  We are His if we love one another.

And this great love embraces being in each others company, to listen and support and help each other in time of need.  To give a good word, a hug, a pat on the back to let each know you care.  Then to pray for each and everyone who we find and who finds us…ever expanding out family whereby we reach out.

We encourage to strengthen, to endure, to accept, sometimes pain and sorrow, often joy, perhaps a little wisdom for insights to better understand, better cope with any and every situation in this life that may come our way.  And then to act as we are able to act as God gives us the light, to stay in the fight, step by step by step.  Since Christ has come into our lives, we fight the good fight and hold on to eternal life.

In a Saturday morning Men’s Breakfast, fellowship, an awesome Bible study and commentary by our Pastor, and great discussion, why, for those several hours, we grew closer to each other in prayer, support, love and insights than we could at any other time in the coming week.

You see God at work in each life as comments or testimonials are shared.  Something is given; something is received; something is taken away from our wonderful meeting, thanks be to God in the highest.

Shane: “God lets you use the wisdom you have now, then allows you to fail, in order to give you a greater wisdom for later.”

May the grace of Christ our Savior, and the love of God our Father, and the fellowship of the Spirit be with us…us…may the grace of Christ our Savior, and the love of God our Father, and the fellowship of the Spirit be with us…forever and ever, for ever more, Amen.

Kevin, Ernest, Steve M, David, Tyler, Jay, Al, Craig, Pastor Ron, Steve S, Roy, Shane, Earl, Ivan, Robert, Don, Tom, and Pastor Elliot.

Blessed be the name of Almighty God, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; glory and praise to God now and forever…

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

Amen and Amen.

 

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He Is Mighty

Jesus Christ is mightier than we can imagine.  I know of His great works and I proclaim His name from the top of housetops.  He is the One who came ‘in the fullness of time,’ according to God’s Plan of the Ages whereby everything that was and is and is to come was planned by GOD to the minute, all things and time and events and people everywhere in human history.  And whether we like it or not, I think we make the choices without making the choices.  He created the heavens and the earth, air to breath, sun for life, the moon to lighten the darkness.  He made the seas and all that are in it  He made every bird of the air and all that stand on solid ground.  The green grass, the herbs and trees, crops for food, fire for cooking.  Even the smallest detail was already planned by God before the foundations of the earth.  In all things He gave specific details on how to make things He wanted whereby man could live, and prosper and raise a family.  From conception to birth to death it is all in God’s hands.

So you think you know a thing or two, do you?

OK.

How does a tree grow?  How does a cloud that you can put your hand through hold water?How does a fire keep burning?  How do birds seem to always know where their food is even in winter?  Explain the disease of alcohol or drugs or cancer?  How do explain the wonder of conception to growth to birth?

Isn’t it really all about Jesus, the Son of God the Father?  Isn’t it also the God, the Holy Spirit at work in the world today?

Give Him, the blessed Holy Trinity, then Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One GOD who made all things, sustains all things, executes His Plan of the Ages, His Plan of Salvation which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord and our God.

He is mightier than we can ever imagine as hard as we might try.  He is mightier than the earth, the sun and the moon and all the planets and stars of the universe, for He made it all!

Why, for all mankind He made known who He is in every generation by the heavens which declare His almighty glory; the deeds He wrought for His people. Mighty acts no man could ever do!  And He became a man and lived and died for us and for our salvation.  He gave His life on the Cross for the forgiveness of sin and eternal life with Him in Heaven and on earth.

For the grave couldn’t hold Him, for He is God, and on the third day He arose from the dead with a new, glorified body, as we who believe shall one day have.  Then He ascended into Heaven to the Father, and one day soon we shall also follow Him with new, glorified bodies…and so shall we ever be with the Lord.!

This is the greatest news in all of history!  In Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords, we shall have life after death and live forever and ever and ever.  For He is mighty to save!

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

 

Amen.

 

 

 

 

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A Christmas Message

Sometime, awhile back, I walked to Emmaus.

Sometime, awhile ago, I walked the Romans Road.

Sometime, in my heart, I shall want to also walk the road to Bethlehem.

Then, come, come let us walk together to seek the Christ child.

Let us go forth to little Bethlehem of Judea where Joseph and Mary trod, carrying the baby to be born: Jesus the Christ.

Let us find where He was born, the Son of God who would save us.

Let us see the One who was born the King of the Jews.

The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

He is not there, now!  For we know the rest of the story and His glory!

But, try to wrap your arms around this special time of the year.

This special time as we prepare our hearts and souls and minds to truly remember and to joyfully and expectantly celebrate His arrival.

Jesus, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit…

Born of the Virgin Mary…

There, in a stable dark, the Light of the world is come, wrapped in a manger because there was no room anywhere for the Son of God…

In Bethlehem.

That silent night, that holy night, when all was calm, all was bright.

Round yon Virgin, mother and Child; Holy infant, so tender and mild…

Who slept in heavenly peace.

And then it was Christmas as the angels rejoiced, and the shepherds, watching their flocks by night, came up to worship Him.

And this is the message of Christmas, a message to hold in your hearts; the message you proclaim to your family and friends and to the whole world:

“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

Counselor

The Mighty God

The Everlasting Father

The Prince of Peace”

I believe, O, Lord…

You are the One…

The home I longed to find, my only hope, God’s only Son…

I do believe…

I touch, I see…

That all along you’ve longed to be, my Lord and my God.

Yes, there in Bethlehem, so long age, so far away, “In the fullness of time,” a Savior was born, who is Christ the Lord.

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.

May God bless you always.

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

 

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