How REAL is JESUS to you?

Is your WALK of FAITH so strong that you can…

Feel His hand:

in yours as you walk through this journey called Life?

Can you Hear:

HIS footsteps as HE walks alongside you?

Can you Smell:

the Sweet Fragrance of Christ all around you in the midst of your storm?

Without that kind of FAITH:

your walk on this planet called Earth is extremely difficult. Even Jesus cried out to HIS FATHER from the Cross; My God, My God, Why have YOU forsaken ME?

And in return:

the Silence of God was Deafening. Yet even the silence was part of the plan, because that is what we do as believers…we live out HIS Plan …not ours.

We are called:

To take HIS NAIL PIERCED HAND and WALK by FAITH and as we walk we are to walk in HIS STRENGTH, not ours.

And as we WALK in FAITH we are to TELL HIS STORY to Everyone that CROSSES our path.

As It Is Written

Long ago in Bethlehem, born of low degree
God in man came to earth
To set the captives free.

Inspired of God, the prophets foretold, how
The Messiah would come someday,
As it is written it came to pass,
No matter what men might say!

Our Savior foretold in prophecy, too
the things that were to be
And now His Word is coming to pass…
For all the world to see.

He said nation would rise against nation
And that iniquity would abound;
That there would be famine and earthquakes
And false prophets with doctrines unsound.

As it was in the days of Noah,
When man thought himself all wise.
He will come like a thief in the night, and
His bride, the Church, shall rise.

The tribulation will curse this earth
Like man has never known.
For with great travail and anguished cries,
Even loved ones will betray their own.

But such shall hail the King of Kings,
Who was born of low degree.
Every knee shall bow, each tongue confess,
That Jesus Christ is He.

God is not man that He should lie,
So do not be deceived.
You, too, will confess that Jesus is Lord-
Even if you haven’t believed!

For He shall appear to all mankind
From the greatest unto the least.
As lightning shining into the west,
That cometh out of the east.

So watch the eastern sky Oh race of modern man,
As it is written, it shall come to pass-
Jesus is coming again.

 

CHRISTmas PRAYER

ABBA / DADDY,

Most everyone we know, and love tend to forget that this HOLYday called CHRISTmas is about Jesus, Your Son, Your gift to each of us.

We forget that 3,500 years ago YOU wrote down through the hands of YOUR Prophets the Messianic Jewish Old Testament Prophecies about a coming Redeemer, the coming Messiah who would take away each individual’s sins if they but believe in JESUS and His death on the Cross.

You sent your Holy Angels to proclaim His birth to Shepherds; the poor to whom the hope of the ages would mean the most. How awesome to think that Heaven touched Earth that night so long ago.

We thank you for last year, for you honored each of us with food, clothing, shelter, relationships with loved ones and a job to work and pay our bills.

Help us to learn from life and its lessons. Help us to love one another. Help us to look forward to each brand-new day, because with you, all things are possible.

Regardless of what might be ahead, we trust YOU in all our circumstances. We may not be sure of the future, but we know who holds the future in HIS hands.

We look forward to your personal care for each one of us and those we care about so deeply, through the coming year. Those we desperately love; who have not come to know you yet. Help us to share the Gospel with them.

We Praise, Honor and Thank…

You Father for sending us your beloved Son as our Redeemer.

You Holy Spirit for staying with us during our Journey Home.

You Jesus, for going to the Cross, because of the joy you saw in the future.

Yes, Jesus, who is able to keep us from stumbling, and who will bring each of us that know and love HIM into His glorious presence, innocent of sin and with great joy.

We recognize and honor Jesus as YOUR great gift to us at CHRISTmas.

Yet , we also look up to the Heavens, as YOU promised, for the soon Coming of our Messiah, our Redeemer, The King of Kings and The Lord of Lords…
Yeshua/Jesus… “The Lion of the Tribe of Judah.”
Amen and Amen

A LETTER from ABBA FATHER TO MY CHILD

Merry  CHRIST-mas
FROM ABBA / YOUR DADDY
 
TO MY CHILD
You may not know me, but I know everything about you Psalm 139:1
I know when you sit down and when you rise up
Psalm 139:2
I am familiar with all of your ways
Psalm 139:3
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered
Matthew 10:29-31
For you were made in my image
Genesis 1:27
In me you live and move and have your being
Acts 17:28
For you are my offspring
Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were conceived
Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation
Ephesians 1:11-12
You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book
Psalm 139:15-16
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live
Acts:17:26
You are fearfully and wonderfully made
Psalm 139:14
I knit you together in your mother’s womb
Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born
Psalm 71:6
 
Romans 8:30
“Those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also GLORIFIED.”
 

Come Ride the Christmas Train

 

I stepped out on the balcony tonight. It’s 11 pm. The Sun went to sleep earlier and now the Moon reflects the light of the Sun onto the scene before me.

The night can be so very beautiful. The sky is clear with an explosion of pinpoints of light…the stars are everywhere. As I behold this scene I recall that the Heavens declare the Glory of the Lord.

Its December 14, 2008, the wind is still, yet I am cold, very cold standing out here on the balcony. I can reach out before my face and touch my breath.
The landscape lit by moonlight is both beautiful and eerie. Shadows seem to come alive in my mind as I survey the shadow lands before me.

Finally I can hear it coming, just a pinpoint of light, but growing ever larger as it gets closer. I signed up for this trip year’s ago, but the disclaimer on the contract said the train would not come for me until I had matured in my Faith and finally could let go of everything that tied me down to earth.

You see this is a special trip for believers who have peace on earth among the storms and have written on their hearts
“The Lord is my ROCK, The Lord is my FORTRESS, The Lord is my DELIVER, and He RESCUED me.

I am standing waiting on a second floor balcony for the CHRISTmas Train to pull up next to me. In years past I watched as this train of light passed me by. You see I still had too many burdens that weighed me down. My attitude was wrong and I rarely looked up in anticipation of His coming.

Now I know more than ever who HE is and each day of life that He has granted me I take seriously in terms of my calling, which is to serve HIM Faithfully.

So now this CHRISTmas Train filled with light is stopping in front of my balcony so I can get on and take the trip of a lifetime. This trip is a virtual trip “Back to the Future”………You can find the rest of this story on www.crosseseverywhere.com Go to the Category Christmas and find “The Christmas Train”.

FATHERS Blessing

 

Father, Change Me!

When I cry out in desperation, trying to reach deep within the darkness of who I am to find me

LET ME NOT BE THERE.

I want yours to be the only hand reaching out from my heart
within me

TOO ME.

I want yours to be the only heart that beats deep

WITHIN ME.

I want you to be the only person that I can find

WITHIN ME.

For I want to grow up and be just like you

AND NOT BE LIKE ME.

In JESUS….. I found me!

CHRISTmas Blessings

May El Gibbor, the Lord God Almighty cover you and your family with His Wings of protection.

May Yeshua, the Lord Jesus, continue to provide your family with His Grace and Mercy as you make HIM the center of your relationships.

May the Ruach HaKodesh, the Holy Spirit bless and keep you and your family as He lights the steps of your path all the days of your life and all the way home to heaven.

Best Wishes to you on behalf of the Lord of Light, Yeshua the KING of the Jews, Jesus the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.

Remember there is no CHRISTmas without HIS CROSS.

Wishing you His Shalom this CHRISTmas  HOLY  DAY.

Gods timing has always fascinated me, especially when pre-written history comes to pass before humanity. For century’s people have read the following with Blind Eyes, and Deaf Ears. They are the majority according to Biblical Standards who are fools, having no wisdom in them.

In the Old Testament God prophesied of His Messiah’s coming in Isaiah 7: 10-14…”Ask a sign for yourself from the Lord your God; make it deep as Sheol (hell) or high as Heaven!  Then GOD said LISTEN now… therefore the Lord Himself will give you a Sign: Behold a Virgin will be with Child and bear a Son, and she will call His Name IMMANUEL (God with us).

The first Christmas was perfectly timed as described in the New Testament. Galatians 4:4-5 says, “When the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, in order that He might redeem those who were under the Law.”

What is the fullness of time? God’s sovereign timing. He ordered world events so everything was ready for Christ’s coming and the subsequent outreach of the apostles.

God is doing no less today in ordering the events of the world for His Son’s second and final coming again.

A CHRISTmas  THOUGHT…

One king held the Frankincense. One king held the Purest Gold. One king held the Myrrh.

And One KING held the HOPE of the world. 

“I don’t know what the future holds…but I do know JESUS holds the future in HIS  NAIL PIERCED HANDS !!!”

May you seek God with all your heart mind and strength…so that TRUE wisdom and discernment will be found in you.

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

Chloe’s CHRIST- mas… Wish

I found Chloe thoughtfully looking out the window. I said what are you thinking about? She said I was wondering how much longer before JESUS COMES AGAIN?

I told her it would be soon. She then said to me…
My friends and I have been talking about how we all have known Jesus from birth. That we are very happy we all will see each other in heaven at the reunion.

But then several of them puddled up with tears and began to bark out to Jesus, begging Him to save our parents. Our lives on earth with our parents is so very short compared to the length of time they have to live.

Yet time continues to run out daily and with it hope also runs out for my friends who have parents that do not know Jesus as Savior and Lord.

GOD gave me and my friends UNCONDITIONAL LOVE and the Burden of our Salvation is Great when we think of going to Heaven … but never seeing our parents and so many we love again.

I told Chloe that Prayer Works in GODS Time not ours and to never stop praying or giving up hope that they will come to know HIM in Time…..while Time Still Exists.

Then I held her and said LOVE, LOVE Chloe, as she smiled and kissed me several times. Then she said to me I am so very thankful to JESUS that both you and mommy know HIM as LORD and we will always be together…FOREVER.

Revelation 21

The New Jerusalem

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.”

Jesus is the “Light of the World”, the One who’s coming we celebrate this night.

Christmas is not about the baby. Christmas is about the One whose journey of sorrows began from eternity past. Christmas is about a small cry that finally came from the lips of God in a manger to pierce the darkness of this world. Thirty-three years later that small cry would become a deafening Roar from the lips of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah; the God / Man on the Cross as He proclaimed, “It Is Finished” as sin was conquered for all time and eternity.

Four centuries of silence passed between the Old Testament and the New Testament. God had not spoken to His people for 400 years until the deafening silence was broken by the cry of baby.

The first thing a baby does when it leaves the comfort of its womb and enters the world is to cry. But the second thing a baby does after it cries is to weep tears.

The silence of the ages was broken as God cried. The tears of God washed over His small face. The hidden face of God became real to us as God entered the world a newborn babe to live among us (Emmanuel); but with a broken heart.

The baby’s cry says to me, it is enough. No longer must you “Wonder as you Wander” in the night seeking refuge from your pain and wounds. “Come, O Come”, bring your pain and sorrows and your wounds to me.

Those of you who know sorrow are closest to my heart. “Come, O Come”, worship me with your wounds for I have been wounded for you. I am the God who came to be broken for you, the God with a broken heart who comes to make all things new again.

God has said He collects all the tears you shed during your life in a bottle, but what of HIS tears, the tears of God?

Eden had known no tears….no rain from the sky. Eden had only known the light reflected from the face of God. With the first disobedient bite in the Garden of Eden, came the fall of mankind and brought the very first tear of sorrow to the eyes of God.  And for the first-time darkness entered the world.

With the passing of time Sin grew worse and covered the earth until the days of Noah. God had collected all the tears of a fallen world that He could stand to hold. And then, the collected tears of a fallen world began to rain down from the face of God and fill the earth.

The fallen people that never cried looked up with fallen eyes in surprise as the tears they had never known washed down their faces. The tears fell from the sky, and so it was that the tears from the broken heart of God washed over the earth.