Archive for December, 2010

Psalm 121

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  I was reading in Psalm 57 :1 where we can find comfort in the Knowledge that GOD has HIS wings around us in times of trouble. GOD is Good ; all of the time!!!

   As the new year approaches I am convinced that there is no problem which I will face in the year ahead that is too big for GOD!!! I have seen so many signs of HIS Grace and Mercy in my everyday life that I am overwhelmed . GOD certainly has and does take care of  those of us who long for HIS Love. Thank You JESUS!!!

     There are times when I get caught up with everyday Life and , for a short while , not remember that GOD is with me . One sharp thorn and I am corrected once again; in the knowledge of HIS ever-present Love. I firmly believe that my prayer-life helps me stay connected with HIM , however , I am not always in prayer during the day. I need to be ,however , Life happens!!! Thank GOD for HIS Understanding!!!

   I can picture myself  like the Angel in Revelation ; with one foot in the ocean and one foot on the ground. GOD has given me a manner in which I can keep a perfect balance between the “earthly” and the  “Divine”.  I just need constant prayer in my life to enable that balance. May GOD grant me the ability for constant prayer. Amen!!!

    I thank GOD for HIS wings!!! I Love you!!!!!!! Mark


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     I was reading in Leviticus 26 1- 13 where GOD is speaking to HIS people . GOD is telling us how we shall be rewarded for our obedience. Verse 10 states that ” You shall still be eating last year’s harvest when you will have to move it out to make room for the new”. What a Glorious way to enter into the new year , with leftovers from last year!!! Thank you JESUS!!!

      Looking back at the year just completed I am overwhelmed with the Power of GOD!!!It was the “Year of Completion”. The work which GOD started in me years ago when I asked HIM to start was , in part , completed in this last year.

I am so ready for this upcoming year ; the “Year of Works”. We will see the blind man see , the deaf man will  hear , the lame man will walk , the dumb man will  speak , and  the dead man will rise !!! Glory to GOD!!!

   Who will do all of these signs you might ask???  GOD will of course , however , in this upcoming year GOD wants the church to arise and be the Church of GOD!!! GOD wants us laying hands ,and, speaking to our woes. GOD wants us to ACT upon our Faith!!! GOD wants us to know that HE is GOD!!! GOD is Good!!!

   Headed to the well!!! I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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Adventkranz (liturgisch)

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                I was reading in Luke 1 26-55 where Mary , when given the news from Gabriel concerning her future , immediately was concerned. her spirit was troubled. Soon however she was worshiping the Lord with all of her heart. Verses 46 -55 show a woman thankful to the point of singing. Mary recognized the Love , Work , Greatness , Mercy, and Faithfulness of GOD!!! Thank You JESUS!!!

       Mary knew that her circumstances were about to change and that the changes were a result of the Love of GOD!!! Her life would never again be the same. She had been given Hope!!!Glory to GOD!!!

      As Christmas is upon us  I would like to wish each and every one of you a Very Merry Christmas!!! I Love you and my heart’s desire is that everyone who knows the Love of GOD will share it in this season of  Advent!!! We can all give one another the gift of Hope by sharing the Love of GOD , not only between ourselves , but with others as well!!! Others who may not fully understand what Christmas is all about.Others who need Love.  Others who need Hope!!! Others who need JESUS!!!  Amen!!!

     GOD certainly did give us a Lovely gift!!! GOD didn’t put HIS gift to us under a tree. HE put HIS gift for us on a tree!!!!!!! Thank You Almighty GOD!!!

   MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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Guido Reni's Joseph with the Infant Jesus, abo...

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               I was reading in Matthew 1 18-25 about the birth of JESUS!!! Verse 21 states that ” She will give birth to a son , and you are to give HIM the name JESUS , because HE shall save HIS people from their sins.” GOD is so Good!!!

    I remember a hymn growing up  that stated that there was just something about the name of JESUS!!! Thank you JESUS!!! For one  , it is the one and only name in the whole world in which we can be saved !!! No other name can bring us into GOD’S fold but the Name of JESUS!!!

   Imagine if you will demons fleeing at just the mere mention of the Name JESUS .  Angels worship HIM , that tells me a whole lot about how the Heavens feel about the Name of JESUS !!! The saints adore JESUS ;  kings bow to HIM at HIS birth , our final judgment rest on HIS shoulders!!! HE was there at Creation!!! HE died for my sins!!! The sound of spikes being hammered into HIS hand is the sound of a massive debt being paid off  ; in full!!! Glory to GOD!!!

   There is indeed something about the Name of JESUS!!! It is Name above all Names!!! It is the Name of my Savior!!! It is the Name of my Lord!!! JESUS is my LORD!!!

     It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…….

     I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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Christmas gifts

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   I was reading in 1 Corinthians 1o :13 where we have been given the power to overcome temptation!!! What a beautiful gift GOD has given us!!! Glory!!!

    As Christmas fast approaches I am reminded of  just how many times in life I have become aware of how many gifts which GOD has given me continuously all year , every year.  To celebrate the birth of CHRIST JESUS is special to me , however ,over  the last couple of decades my celebrating JESUS has become a consuming fire all of the time!!! Thank you JESUS!!!

     I can not imagine any gift that a human gives me could come close to what GOD has given me!!! I am glad that our economy is lifted this time of year , however , I see a lot of people with pain and doubt in their eyes this season. Instead of focusing on GOD they appear to be stuck on self. This will never bring Joy to a person . JESUS does not have the answer , HE is the Answer!!!!!!! Accept the Love that HE will extend to you and enjoy your holiday. GOD is bigger than your problems!!! Any of them!!! Thank GOD!!!

    AAAHHHH The gift to overcome temptations. Thank You JESUS!!!

   Headed to the well!!!  Going to unwrap another of GOD’S  gifts!!!

   I love you !!!!!!! Mark

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   I was reading in Isaiah 7 1 – 25 where Ahaz , the king of Judah , was worried that GOD could not meet his needs. The prophet told the king that GOD would send Judah a sign, Verse 14 states   ” Therefore the lord Himself will give you a sign : the virgin will be with child ,and will give birth to a son , and will call HIM Immanuel.” Thank You JESUS!!!

   Ahaz had fear of his enemies,and ,GOD does not give us a Spirit of fear!!! GOD needed to reassure HIS people ,of who were in doubt , that HE was more powerful than any enemy which came against those of whom HE had chosen!!! GOD is GOOD!!!

       I speak with many within the Jewish community today who have come to know JESUS. They realize that the prophesy has been fulfilled and that GOD came to live with us ,and ,to die for us!!! Glory to GOD!!!

   As Christmas approaches I am mentally bombarded with images of Mary and Joseph having to bear their child in what amounts to a barn. Imagine GOD asleep in a manger. I receive an image of  a perfect servant ; someone who is born on low ,yet , through HIS life , is placed on High!!! A GOD who is full of a perfect AGAPE Love!!! Thank You JESUS!!!

     As uncertainty about the future grows around the globe JESUS is being raised up once again. More and more humans are finding GOD in the midst of their woes ; seeking a real answer to their problems. I know that I thank GOD for the thorns in my side!!! When in our deepest need we search for GOD ,and ,we find HIM!!!  It is all part of HIS plan.He gave us a sign!!!

   Mighty cold here in Kissimmee. I need some SON!!!

   I Love you !!!!!!! Mark

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   In reading about birth of our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST this season I am overwhelmed by the event which actually took place . GOD with us!!! I can only imagine what an extraordinary amount of Love that went into CHRIST leaving HIS Throne and coming to earth to live and die for our sins!!! Thank you JESUS!!!

    I can not conceive of a potter who wants to become clay . GOD who owns everything in the universe laying  in a manger of straw ; coming out of the Spiritual world and becoming dirty so that we may go in to the Spiritual world clean!!! GOD is indeed Good!!!

        A virgin birth may be hard for some people to accept , however , not me!!! The things that I myself have witnessed in my life leave me with  the Knowledge that with GOD All things are possible!!! One miracle after another seems to always manifest itself daily in my life. I am certain that a virgin birth is a minor event for the Creator of all , and , the GOD who allows me to see HIS ever-present Power in all areas of my life!!! Glory!!!

        I pray that my Father GOD continues to do HIS Good work in me and lifts this humble servant up above the ways of this world!!! Amen!!!

     I love you!!!!!!! Mark

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    I was reading in 2 Chronicles 7  11- 22 where Solomon was visited by GOD and came into covenant with HIM  , conditionally. Verse 14 states ” If MY people ,who are called by MY name , will humble themselves and pray and seek MY face and turn from their wicked ways , then will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and I will heal their land”!!! Glory to GOD!!!

   I was in Moriah yesterday looking for a Christmas tree in which to cut down for a financially challenged family. As I walked past so many evergreens I finally spotted the one which I wanted. It was large enough that I could just “top off ” the upper eight feet and not kill the tree . It would be grown back by next year !!! Praise GOD!!!

    I can not seem to remember the last time I cut down a tree for Christmas!!! I know that I was with my grandfather in Arkansas and that I was young . As I spoke to this couple the day before and they informed me that they did not have the money for a Christmas tree this year I immediately knew what to do. I have been walking by these trees for years now and knew that they were going to get a tree for their kids!!! When I delivered the tree I was met with a stark realization. This family was indeed low on funds!!! Everything in their house cried out “help us”. You just know when things are not right!!! Thank You JESUS!!!

     I rebuke the unclean spirits which have come into my community and stole the economy!!!!!!! In The Name of JESUS ; they must go!!!!!!!

         Headed to the Well!!! I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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Adoration of the Wise Men by Murillo

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                     I was reading in Matthew 2 1-12 where wise men had come from the east to search for JESUS after HIS birth. They had first stopped and payed tribute to the king {Herod } as was custom in those days when you journeyed into foreign land. King  Herod attempted to get the wise men to locate the Child JESUS and then come and tell him HIS location. He told the wise men that he wanted to pay tribute to JESUS as well. They knew better!!! GOD is Good!!!

 A star guided their way into Bethlehem . The star was directly above our Saviour. They gave gifts to JESUS and then left. Scriptures record that they did not return the same way. They took a different path. Amen!!!

    Friends , the wise men had come face to face with GOD!!! Even had they returned on the same path there is no way that they could have returned the same way. They had took a journey and had met with GOD. Having done so they were not about to get anywhere near Herod {Satan} again!!! Glory!!!

     We too  have journeyed in our own way to meet JESUS and pay tribute to HIM!!! Once we come face to face with GOD there is no way in which our lives can remain the same. We leave HIS  Glory differently!!! After we have met GOD there is no way in which we want to give this world {Satan , Herod }  any of our time.  Thank you JESUS!!!

     I am so thankful that I do not have to flee to Egypt!!!  I have met JESUS!!!

  I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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Nativity scene

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              I was reading in Luke 2 1 – 20 where Angels found shepherds in the fields and told them that they had some Good News!!! A Saviour had been born in the city of David!!! GOD is Good!!!

    Every generation of mankind has it’s own set of unique hardships , however , I know it must have been hard for  Mary and Joseph to not be able to give birth to their child indoors in nothing other than a stable. I imagine Bethlehem was crowded beyond reason for the census , yet , a young couple  traveling , and the woman pregnant , surely was painful emotionally. I know as man to witness the pain of a loved woman can be extremely difficult at best. No room at the inn , a manger , swaddling clothes ??? A modern-day nightmare for a couple expecting who had both been visited by Angels!!! “There will be tribulation .” Thank you JESUS!!!

       What a great example as parents!!! To accept  Life on Life’s own terms is oftentimes hard to do. Joseph and Mary overcame the trials of their journey in a Glorious fashion. Praise GOD!!!

   As the CHRISTMAS season approaches I pray that each and everyone who hears these words are Blessed. GOD Loves you!!!

   ” Glory to GOD in the Highest , and on Earth Peace , Good will toward men.”

    I love you!!!!!!! Mark

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