Healing For The World

 Advent

Advent

The world is in a dark state now with fear and apprehension hanging on much like a fog relentless to lift. We can’t believe the stuff happening around us and we’re quick to talk of the evil and how rampant it’s becoming in our world.

Remember the world has always been in a sinful state! Evil has always been rampant. Christ was born into this wretchedness where a ruthless and jealous King Herod ordered all baby boys to their death to stamp out the threat of the new “baby” boy child, the King; Jealousy kills, doesn’t it? The Christ Child posed a threat to an evil King controlled by jealousy.

Yeah, you and I, we’re sinful creatures by nature. Born into sin..Those that do not have a saving knowledge of the Lord as their Savior are controlled by their sinful natures where darkness rules! When darkness rules, others are affected and innocent ones suffer the consequences. Let’s remember, We are not an island..What “we” do affects others..It’s not just the shooter or the one that plays out the bombing that’s at fault here in this tumultuous world of ours, but it’s ‘us’ as well….in the choices we make and the things we do and in the behaviors and actions that we take on.

Enter the majestic Star of Bethlehem, the Christ child who was born as the Light Of the World! Born to bring the light of hope and glory into evil. He’s the Savior and the only one that can make a difference in your heart or mine…So…even in the darkness, His love shines the light of Hope into our bleakness and into our dark days and although the sadness doesn’t leave and the mourning doesn’t stop…the joy comes in the morning and it comes to our hearts and it comes to our homes when we know Him and His saving grace in a personal way!! He sees us through the difficult times as sketchy as they are.

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Although God doesn’t order or cause the hideous world events, the enemy of sin always carries it’s natural consequences!consequences that can be harsh and brutal, because sin destroys!! These terrible happenings, should be our wake up call and get our attention long enough to shake us from the sleepy slumber of passive complacency…and our “Who cares? I’ll live like I want attitude”…

Beautiful soul, Instead of asking, “Why does God allow such terrible happenings?” Let’s rather ask ourselves, “What will it take to give us a desire for personal change and wake ‘us’ up and move us out into a needy world as mighty warriors for the King of Kings leaving behind our selfish ways?

It’s just something to think about at this reflective, Advent season.
And so we ask it one more time, “What will it take?” ~k

Matthew 5: 14, 16
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
❤ ❤

The Cross And The Victory

I will glory In The Cross!
I will glory In The Cross!

The Cross And The Victory!!!

“He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.” Isaiah 53:3

Despised, hated, criticized, rejected, judged, condemned, abandoned, tortured, impugned and put to agonizing death on a cross for my sin and for my infirmities. It was my sin that crushed Him. My sickness, my disease, my sorrow that weighed Him down. It was my weakness that He carried and my rebellion that He was pierced for. Greater love hath no man than this, than a man should lay down His life for His friends. John 15:13. What amazing love in His terrible death. What unspeakable joy and victory in His glorious resurrection!!! The cross could not stop Him. Death could not defeat Him and the grave could not hold Him. He reigns supreme as my Redeemer, my Restorer, my Healer and my Savior. Our God is brilliant, and even in our greatest thoughts of Him, He is greater still. His plan of salvation goes beyond any thought I can fathom. His thoughts are too high. I can not attain unto them. He guards, He guides, He leads, He protects. He watches over His creation, His people, His universe and His world in all the splendor of His omnipresence, and in all the power of His omnipotence. He’s not caught off guard, He’s never surprised. He never abandons and He never forsakes. Imagine our victorious Lord, victorious even unto death, as He sits at His Father’s right hand, in His all-powerful presence, interceding for us, for our sin, for our repentance, for our failures and for our forgiveness, for our desires and for our petitions. Is This not powerful? Friends, this is victory!! It’s our fervent prayer born out of humility, in all humbleness of heart and attitude that unleashes the blessing of God’s supernatural power to strengthen us to be lights on the hill, and salt in a desperate, faltering and dying world. Yes, prayer performs His Strength, His Power and His confidence in us and through us, in our life of service, in our world of ministry, in our struggles, our temptations, and our shortcomings. Christ is the doorway to deliverance, repentance and forgiveness and His authority prevails. He is entirely strong and He is my strength, my Rock and my Refuge. He is my provider, my councilor my confidante. I must turn in, relinquish my failures, my fears, my insecurities, my weaknesses and my hang-ups to this all Powerful,
all-knowing one, whose victory is secure. I must catch a glimpse of the cross of Christ, the empty tomb and my resurrected King of Glory and rejoice today in the God of my salvation and in His resurrection power!!!

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You Be blessed in the sad and yet joyous celebration of the cross. Rejoice in His power over death, the magnificence of the empty tomb on the third Day, and the ultimate victory of our Risen Lord. May you be embraced and warmed in the Father’s love and blessed with joy unspeakable as you rest in the Lord’s abiding love, grace and favor throughout this Easter season.