A reading from the Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. John:
“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:
- Eternal life
- The Father’s name
- The Father’s words
- His own joy
- His own glory
- Saved from the wrath of God to come
- Forgiven our sins
- 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?
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.