Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
On Christmas Day, 1776, nearly all thought the Revolution was lost, except for a valiant few who still believed in "The Cause." We owe our liberty today to those valiant few.
Led by George Washington, most of his army, dressed in rags and barefoot, faced a winter gale of rain, sleet, ice and snow. This band of patriots braved a midnight river crossing and a nine mile march over frozen roads to win a spectacular victory at Trenton, New Jersey, the following morning. Those were indeed times, as Thomas Paine would write, that "try men's souls."
In a season that has become too commercialized and -- worse yet -- had much of its religious meaning driven from the public square, Washington's Christmas crossing is a story that should be remembered and celebrated, this Christmas and every Christmas.
Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ, to be with family and friends, and, I would add, to give thanks to God for those who endured so much on that Christmas night, 232 years ago.
BELOVED OF THE LORD, JUST A REMINDER FOR AMERICA RO REMEMBER THOSE WHO THIS CHRISTMAS EVE ARE ON THE BATTLE FIELD IN AFGHANSTAN FIGHTING FOR AMERICA TO KEEP OUR FLAG FLYING HIGH.
Today much like in 1776 the battle may be a different one for our freedom but so are the times in which we live.
Many fathers and mothers are in battle over there and in Iraq missing their children who need them at Christmas.
Wives and husbands, sons and daughters, grandsons and grandaughters, nieces and nephews and the list goes on and on of those giving so much to fight to keep Americans safe.
Yes, war can be on our soil with deadly weapons brought to blow up buildings and all the people in them like what happened on 9/11 in New York City.
Please ask God how to pray for indviduals you may know who are in harms way and for the family members - We must ask God for wisdom in our praying and hear what Holy Spirit is saying to us to do.
It is vital today to HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD and will be more valuable as time goes on.
The times in which we live are the End Times that the bible speaks about and prophecies are being brought to pass so please be ready.
AS A CHILD OF GOD WHO KNOWS THEIR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH THESE ARE THE MOST AWESOME DAYS TO BE ALIVE - AND GOD KNEW YOU COULD DO HIS WILL AND PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE FOR HE LET YOU LIVE AT THIS MOST EXCITING TIME.
IF YOU DO NOT KNOW YOUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST YOU CAN JUST PRAY THE PRAYER AT THE TOP OF JAWMINISTRIES PAFE BEFORE YOU CLICK AN ARTICLE TO READ - THEN SEND ME A POST CARD AND I WILL PRAY FOR YOU.
THE JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGHT SO KEEP THE JOY DURING THESE MOST DIFFICULT DAYS WE FIND HAPPENING IN AMERICA THIS CHRISTMAS 2010.
KEEP THE HA-HA, HO-HO, HE-HE, JOY! JOY! JOY! AND KEEP SMILING NO MATTER WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE - BECAUSE WITH GOD YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS.
CHANGE YOUR GRIEF TO A GOOD DEED FOR ANOTHER AND I PRAY FOR YOU THAT THE LOSS YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED WILL NOT KEEP YOU GRIEVING AND FAR FROM JOY.
YOU NEED JOY TO MAKE IT TO FULFILL GOD'S PLAN AND PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE.
RUN THE RACE CLEAR TO THE FINISH LINE FOR YOU ONLY GIT ONE CHANCE HERE ON EARTH.
LOOK AT JESUS' LIFE IN MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE AND JOHN - READ IT OVER AND OVER. A MAN WHO HAD TO DIE FOR MANKIND AND THAT WAS THE REASON HE WAS BORN. I PRAY HOLY SPIRIT (IF YOU LISTEN WHILE YOU READ GOD'S WORD) WILL SHOW YOU ALL TRUTH AND THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE.
ONE MUST HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD IN THESE TIMES AND OBEY FOR OUR VERY LIFE DEPENDS ON THIS. GOD GAVE US HOLY SPIRIT ON EARTH WITH US TO LEAD US SO PLEASE LEARN MORE ABOUT HIM AND SEEK TO DO GOD'S WILL FOR YOU.
THEN YOU WILL FEEL THE JOY OF THE LORD NO MATTER WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING - THIS IS SO TRUE AND I WOULD NOT TELL YOU IF I DID NOT SEE THIS FOR SURE, FOR SURE!
THE GREATEST JOY WAS JESUS AND HIS COMING:
Joy to the world the Lord has come.
In Luke 2: 25 Simeon who was a man who was righteous and devout cautiously and carefully observing the divine Law, and looking for the Consolation of Israel and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
And it had been divinely revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
This is an awesome story of Joy that filled Simeon and others when at last the expected Messiah Jesus Christ had come.
Let us look at what Luke 2:25-39tell us:
Note: All Jewish baby boys were brought to the priest and dedicated to God as babies. Simeon is the priest who dedicated Jesus. He had a promise from God that he would not die before he saw the Messiah; the Savior Israel was waiting for; the Seed that would bruise the devilýs head as promised in Genesis 3:15. The Messiahýs name is Jesus Christ. Christ means Anointed One or Messiah
Luke 2:25-39 (Amplified Bible)
25Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout [cautiously and carefully observing the divine Law], and looking for the Consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
26And it had been divinely revealed (communicated) to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
27And prompted by the [Holy] Spirit, he came into the temple [[a]enclosure]; and when the parents brought in the little child Jesus to do for Him what was customary according to the Law,
28[Simeon] took Him up in his arms and praised and thanked God and said,
29And now, Lord, You are releasing Your servant to depart (leave this world) in peace, according to Your word.
30For with my [own] eyes I have seen Your Salvation,(A)
31Which You have ordained and prepared before (in the presence of) all peoples,
32A Light for [b]revelation to the Gentiles [to disclose what was before unknown] and [to bring] praise and honor and glory to Your people Israel.(B)
33And His [legal] father and [His] mother were marveling at what was said about Him.
34And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His mother, Behold, this Child is appointed and destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against--(C)
35And a sword will pierce through your own soul also--that the secret thoughts and purposes of many hearts may be brought out and disclosed.
36And there was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old, having lived with her husband seven years from her maidenhood,(D)
37And as a widow even for eighty-four years. She did not go out from the temple [c]enclosure, but was worshiping night and day with fasting and prayer.
38And she too came up at that same hour, and she returned thanks to God and talked of [Jesus] to all who were looking for the redemption (deliverance) of Jerusalem.
39And when they had done everything according to the Law of the Lord, they went back into Galilee to their own town, Nazareth.
Next let us look at Isaiah 53:1-12 on prophesy that Simeon knew about and now saw come to pass that brought him great JOY just as it does for us today who know Jesus Christ as our Savior.
Every Christmas our Joy is renewed as we again see the manger scenes with the baby Jesus of how God's Word was fulfilled so long ago to BRING JOY TO THE WORLD.
As we read God's Word Isaiah 53: 1-12 thankfulness will fill your soul and spirit just as it has mine.
Isaiah 53:1-12 (Amplified Bible)
1WHO HAS believed (trusted in, relied upon, and clung to) our message [of that which was revealed to us]? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been disclosed?(A)
2For [the Servant of God] grew up before Him like a tender plant, and like a root out of dry ground; He has no form or comeliness [royal, kingly pomp], that we should look at Him, and no beauty that we should desire Him.
3He was despised and rejected and forsaken by men, a Man of sorrows and pains, and acquainted with grief and sickness; and like One from Whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or have any esteem for Him.
4Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy].(B)
5But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.
6All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has made to light upon Him the guilt and iniquity of us all.(C)
7He was oppressed, [yet when] He was afflicted, He was submissive and opened not His mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth.
8By oppression and judgment He was taken away; and as for His generation, who among them considered that He was cut off out of the land of the living [stricken to His death] for the transgression of my [Isaiah's] people, to whom the stroke was due?
9And they assigned Him a grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in His death, although He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth.(D)
10Yet it was the will of the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief and made Him sick. When You and He make His life an offering for sin [and He has risen from the dead, in time to come], He shall see His [spiritual] offspring, He shall prolong His days, and the will and pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.
11He shall see [the fruit] of the travail of His soul and be satisfied; by His knowledge of Himself [which He possesses and imparts to others] shall My [uncompromisingly] righteous One, My Servant, justify many and make many righteous (upright and in right standing with God), for He shall bear their iniquities and their guilt [with the consequences, says the Lord].
12Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great [kings and rulers], and He shall divide the spoil with the mighty, because He poured out His life unto death, and [He let Himself] be regarded as a criminal and be numbered with the transgressors; yet He bore [and took away] the sin of many and made intercession for the transgressors (the rebellious).(E)
Revelation 11:15 AMP - The seventh angel then blew [his] trumpet, and there were mighty voices in heaven, shouting, The dominion (kingdom, sovereignty, rule) of the world has now come into the possession and become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ (the Messiah), and He shall reign forever and ever (for the eternities of the eternities)!
NO matter what is happening in your life today to steal the JOY OF THE LORD FROM YOU WE COMMAND IT TO "GO" IN JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH'S NAME - WE SPEAK TO YOU TO BE RESTORED AND HEALED FROM THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD TO THE BOTTOM OF YOUR FEET.
WE COMMAND YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATIONS TO BOW TO THE NAME OF JESUS AND BE RESTORED NOW!
We Praise God for your being restored and healed AND FOR THE JOY OF THE LORD BEING
RESTORED AND STRENGTH FILLING YOU.
WE PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF THE PRINCE OF PEACE JESUS CHRIST TO FILL YOU SO FULL THAT THERE WILL BE NOTHING MISSING AND NOTHING BROKEN IN YOUR LIFE NOW!
Have a Joyous and Happy Merry, Merry Christmas and the Same for your New Year - Jesus loves you - you are precious and valuable to Jesus
Love & Blessings,