Easter Thoughts: 1 of 5
Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord.
In Matthew 23, Jesus spoke these words, “you will not see me again Jerusalem, until you say, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”
Jesus waits to hear those words from His people Israel so He can come back to Jerusalem. It will happen because God said it would.
In HIS timing the True Remnant of Israel, only 1/3rd of the Nation will recognize, Him whom they have pierced. They will call upon Him together, in a time of great sorrow…. and The Messiah, The Christ, The Son of God will answer them and SAVE them.
But, Jesus also waits to hear those same words “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord” from your lips as well. Because in the truest sense the Lords resting place is not Jerusalem, it is within your heart that He wishes to reside. He will bring with Him, Healing, Restoration, Grace, and Mercy for your Heart, Mind and Soul.
If you just listen and be still you can hear God say to you…. “there will be healing in this house…in your house when I come in to live within you. Please open your heart to Me. I bring you peace for troubled times. You lived within me in eternity past and now I have come to live within you…and then together we will walk into eternity future and you will have the joy of my pleasure from age to age to age yet to come.”
Easter Thoughts: 2 of 5
Why would God shed HIS blood …so pure and undefiled for such a one as me? The answer is simple…. because you are His Chosen precious child.
The next clear, dark, starry night, when you look up to the heavens…remind yourself of the Psalmists question to God in Psalm 8:4…”What is man that You are mindful of him?”
God answers that for us in Psalm 103: 13-14…”Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.”
His compassion for you was poured out through His Sons blood on the Cross. Today, if you do not know Him you are one of the Walking Dead. Your future is to die twice not once. Open your mind and examine the Truth of the Word of God. Ask Him to make the Truth clear to you. Claim His Promise in Proverbs 8:17…”I love those who love Me; and those who diligently seek Me will find Me.”
Easter Thoughts: 3 of 5
Believe that HE is and believe in what He says.
The words in the Bible of His prophesied coming have all been fulfilled. Therefore the prophecies of His 2nd coming will all be fulfilled as well. The words of the Bible are the Promises of God…. and God does not lie!
Jesus will come again soon because of:
1. Gods Promise to Himself.
2. Gods Promise to destroy satan.
3. Gods Promise to His creation.
4. Gods Promise to save a believing Remnant both Jew and Gentile.
5. Gods Promises to the Nation of Israel.
6. Gods Promises to You.
Every day that you live is a day of Mercy and Gods Grace to you…but even for God there is a time when His patience towards you will end. He will stop waiting for you. On that day He will honor your decision to live forever without HIM.
Easter Thoughts: 4 of 5
Faith is Trust based on Evidence…WE Choose to Believe
Its pitch black outside but soon their will be rays of light and the sun will shine and once again ONLY because of the promises of God, another day will begin.
It’s interesting how you can light one candle in the darkness and the darkness flees from the light, such is the power of light. Jesus claimed to be the truth, the light of the world. The world has seen a great light, but it seems that since His coming 2,000 years ago His light has diminished and the darkness is growing.
The more familiar you are with the Greatest Story Ever Told, the more you understand the times we live in …that they are called the End – times by Jesus.
What has changed in our world that now it is the darkness that grows and the light recedes and the minds of people grow dim?
The Lord has asked us to witness and there is an urgency to do so because “Soon the night will come” and the light and the Truth will not be found.
This darkness that is all around is not physical but Spiritual. We are experiencing the Dawn of the darkness of Sin.
Not physical darkness you can see, but darkness of the soul and mind causing us to see life through a mirror dimly. Just like God has said, we are seeing everything that is wrong becoming right and what is right becoming wrong.
Darkness fills our time and we wait for the day when time is no more and the Dawn of Eternity breaks…so you and I watch the sky and wait for the coming King.
We wait…because we believe that the Bible is the Word of GOD to us. The evidence presented through History, Archeology, Science and most of all Prophecy is overwhelming regarding Jesus, His life, death and resurrection.
Easter Thoughts: 5 of 5
For the JOY set before HIM, Endured the Cross…Hebrews 12:2
The Prophet Isaiah foretold death’s destruction in an ancient prophecy: “God will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord (Jesus) will wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25:7-8).
We live this life on earth; we cling to it with all our might. We think things can never be better than this. But God promises us that it can get better, far better than this…and it will.
Listen to what the Apostle John said in Revelation 21:1, 3-5. “Then I saw a new Heaven and a new Earth…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.”
These are the words of King Jesus. Count on them. Take them to the bank. Live every day in the light of Christ. Make every choice knowing you stand in the light of Christ’s promises to you.
We were all made for one person and one place. Jesus is the person. Heaven is the place.
If you know Jesus, I’ll be with you in that resurrected world with the Lord we love and with friends we cherish. We will embark together on the ultimate Journey of Joy forever, in a spectacular new universe awaiting our exploration and dominion.
Jesus will be the center of all things, and joy will be the air we breathe. And yes, right when we think “it doesn’t get any better than this…it will.”