Good News for the New Year

 

THE LIVING GOD – GOOD PLEASURE

THE LIVING GOD – GOOD PLEASURE

What brings pleasure to you?  Do you enjoy: controlling a robot, driving a new car, climbing a mountain, eating a fabulous meal, reading a good book, watching movies, playing games, being in a crowd, or just having solitude?   It seems to me that I am living in a pleasure seeking society that wants “anything” that will let them escape reality.   In Jonathan Cahn’s  –  The Book Of Mysteries , he writes in The Mind Binders  “since the head is what rules your life….The secret is to take the Word of God and bind it to your mind, to your thoughts, to your emotions, and to your will.”  Now what does that have to do with God’s good pleasure?  Have you ever even thought that God could have delight or is He always consumed with ruling, punishing, and controlling?  The Living God has infinite authority and enjoyment forever more.   Miracle of miracles,  He has pleasure in you and me and He is going to share His kingdom with us.  How do I know..the Bible tells me so!  Luke 12:23,31,32 “Life is more than food, and the body is more that clothes..seek not what you eat, drink nor be doubtful minded..but rather seek the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you..Fear not, …IT IS YOUR FATHER’S GOOD PLEASURE TO GIVE YOU THE KINGDOM.”   With our mind we make choices.  Choose Christ..”Let this MIND be in YOU which was also in CHRIST JESUS. that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  FOR IT IS GOD WHO WORKS IN YOU BOTH TO WILL AND TO DO OF HIS GOOD PLEASURE.” Philippians 2  Are you bringing pleasure to GOD?

How to Have a Quiet Time

How to Have a Quiet Time
Bible Audio Blog
      19880228 How To Have A Quiet Time - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

As we enter the #NewYear, what #resolution will you make?  Will you resolve to improve your #relationships with others?  How about your relationship with God?  What if I told you that spending time alone with God every day, otherwise known as having a quiet time, would help with all of your other connections?  Obviously, you first need to establish a personal relationship with the God of the Universe through His only son, Jesus Christ.  But, in order to grow closer you need to meet daily.  How does that happen?  How can you plan and prepare for it?  What are six steps to get the most out of your quiet time?

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A Christmas Message

THE LIVING GOD – IMMANUEL

THE LIVING GOD – IMMANUEL

As I opened my Christmas cards this year, I was amazed.  Each of them had #Peace or #Rest or #Calm with a blue and white template.  Very telling about this year’s #need.  Through the years I have observed jingle bells, santa, snow scenes with churches. warm fireplaces and even Xmas on cards, but the manager scenes were the main spotlight on the cards which I received.  Today fewer people even send cards in this email – text society; however, I do enjoy a beautiful hand picked card thoughtfully chosen by a friend which has been delivered to me personally.  You know God has written each of us a personal message through His Word which was delivered in person by His Son – IMMANUEL – JESUS.   Isaiah, the prophet,  first foretold us in Isaiah 7:14 “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.”  Matthew 1:22-23 “Now all this took place that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet (Isaiah) might be fulfilled, saying..BEHOLD THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME ‘IMMANUEL’  which translated means ‘GOD WITH US‘.”  Send a card, send a text, shout it out – Jesus, son of God, Immanuel, is GOD WITH US who is the prince of peace! 

A Larger View of Christmas

A Larger View of Christmas
Bible Audio Blog
      19861214 A Larger View of Christmas - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

What does #Christmas mean to you?  Maybe it brings to mind #CandyCanes, #SantaClaus, #ChristmasTrees, and #presents.  Is there any room in there for #Jesus Christ?  Having been in retail for most of my career, I can tell you that if you don’t slow down a little bit during this season you can miss the miracle.  Was Jesus’ birth a surprise?  Was it a last minute attempt to save mankind?  Is the prophecy about Jesus complete?  Why was Jesus not born into a palace?  What was the practice of kinsman redeemer?  Did we exist before birth, will we exist after death?  How is this different from / similar to Jesus Christ?  Why did Jesus need to come down at all?

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The Power of the Season

THE LIVING GOD – ENLIGHTENS

THE LIVING GOD – ENLIGHTENS
from Barbara's Bible

Are your #Christmas #lights on?  Do you use #candles, colored lights, spot lights, twinkling ones or all the fore mentioned?  I love natural beeswax candles.  In fact on my Christmas tree, I even have some beeswax angel ornaments that imminate a warm glow when the light passes through them.  Candles not only shed light, but give such a warm luster to everything and everyone around them.  I think food tastes better illuminated by candle light.  I have had many different lighted Christmas trees in my lifetime. There have been live ones, flocked ones, artificial ones, but every tree had some lights.   Some lights lasted longer, some were prettier than others, but each had a way of illuminating my hopes and dreams through the triumphs and tragedies I was facing.  When painting with oils on a canvas, I have been amazed how light on dark makes a picture come to life.  The Bible tells us it is His Light that gives us Life…Psalm 18:28 “FOR THOU WILL LIGHT MY CANDLE:  THE LORD MY GOD WILL ENLIGHTEN MY DARKNESS”  …    Is His light on in your life?