From centuries past, Christian writers always began with: “In the Year of our Lord,” and then would add the month, day and year of the writing, forever preserved to God and man.
In the Year of our Lord + January 13, 2022 + Recovering from sickness to health, thanks be to God, I proclaim another great year the Lord God Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth, and of all things seen and unseen that He has given us. This glorious date in Church history as we mark its beginning almost 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem of Judea, at the Feast of Pentecost has passed. Here, God the Holy Spirit descended from Heaven to give life to the new Church, the body of Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior. And here began the journey of believers in all the world through twenty centuries of faith.
It has not been an easy road, this hard, narrow road in which we walk, but it has been one of hope in the sure and certain promises Jesus made to all who believe, that one day He would gather us up to Himself, both the living and the dead, raise the dead who sleep in Christ, and translate the living believers at that time, and in glory. meet Him “in the air above the clouds, ” and take us to Heaven to the Father.
Thus His New Year brings us one day closer to that glorious future day know only to the Father when Jesus shall take us out of this world of confusion and wickedness and to dwell in glory with Him forever. And thus shall all the prophecies of the Holy Bible. the written Word of God be fulfilled as it is written.
He has reveled to us His plan and program of salvation to all His saints from the beginning of the world, to be carried out in His time by people, and events, and places. In God’s plan of the Ages, He has marked off some six thousand years of human history as we near the end in this, the 21st Century. He has fashioned this marvelous plan in a sequential, chronological order for all things to pass according to revelation given in the Holy Bible. And all of this revelation forms a timeline of events from Creation to Eternity. Certainly a timeline God has given us to grasp and understand the past, the present, and the future. We can know without doubt our destiny God has decreed
From the beginning of Creation of all things in just six days, to mankind, Adam and Eve, to the fall, to Noah’s Ark and the great Flood and the destruction of all living things, to the new beginning of humanity by the three sons of Noah, Shem, Ham and Japheth, to the Tower of Babel and the confusion of languages, to the beginning of nations, cultures and languages, to the patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to Joseph and the Egyptian bondage, to Moses and delieverance and the Red Sea crossing to Median and the Law at Mt. Sinai, to possession of the Promised Land, God has shown us the road to salvation and eternity with Him forever.
From the twelve tribes of Israel to the Judges, and King Saul, King David, and King Solomon and the building of the Temple in Jerusalem, to the Babylonian captivity, and the rebuilding of the Temple and the city, to the birth of Messiah, some 4,000 years has expired into the dust of history. And yet there is much more that has been fulfilled and much yet to be fulfilled as we anticipate the events of the Rapture and the Revelation of Jesus Christ. And thus we shall construct the second half of our glorious timeline of God’s revelation.
+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor and praise to You, Almighty GOD, now and forever +