I can’t wait, I can’t wait, I am so excited that I just can’t wait!!!!
I would like to tell you about a great celebration going on this week!! No not St. Patrick’s Day John 3:16 and 3:17 Day!!! God’s plan for us from before the foundation of the world – fulfilled in His Son, Jesus. Today’s world is changing ever so rapidly, tragedy with the earthquakes, famine, plague, pestilence, sinkholes, blizzards, bodies of water turning red, blood red moons and other signs that show us that all creation is crying out. They cry out because their Creator is coming soon, the Lord Jesus will return to the earth. Time is short and all peoples need to hear about the wondrous saving grace that God provided for us by sending His Son to the earth to die on the cross bearing the sins of all humanity – yesterday, today and forever. Tell someone about the great celebration today and introduce them to the Savior of the world! Precious Abba that everyone will tell someone about Your love for a world gone astray!! I thank you and bless Your holy Name!!!
For God so loved the world that He sent His only Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. God sent His Son not to condemn the world but that the world through Him would be saved.
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains.
I watched as the Lamb broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became as dark as black cloth, and the moon became as red as blood.
For the Lord is God and He created the heavens and earth and put everything in place. He made the world to be lived in, not to be a place of empty chaos. I AM the Lord and there is no other, I publicly proclaim bold promises.
The Lord thy God – the Maker of heaven and earth. He is faithful to His promises and proclaims them boldly. In Titus 1: 2 it reads that “This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God—who does not lie—promised them before the world began.” Before the world began, God proclaimed His promises! His promise of sending a Savior, His very own Son – was spoken through His holy prophets throughout the years. God has given us His promises and His oaths, they are unchangeable because He changes not. He is a God of truth and righteousness! Glory to His name!
The apostle Paul speaks of both our free will and God’s sovereignty in the below verses. He tells the Philippians to both work out their salvation as if they were fully capable on their own and that God is at work in us as that God is fully responsible on His own. Both our free will and God’s sovereignty are spoken of even though they are pretty much complete opposites. We are not to work for our salvation but to work it out in practice in our lives. Because God is at work in us and His grace is available we are able to achieve the purposes for which God saved us.
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for God is at work in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the Kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.
Jesus told his disciples to not forbid the little children to come to Him. And that those who are innocent and humble and as a little child putting their pride aside would enter the Kingdom of God. Jesus said that all should trust in Him with such childlike faith. As adults we are often mistrustful of things such as this and need to be as these children are – trusting and with their hearts wide open and pure.