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                 I was reading in Psalm 51 1-19 where David ,having been with Bathsheba , was pleading with GOD for a new direction in which to turn in Life. Verses 12-13 state ” A new heart create for me , GOD; renew within me a steadfast spirit. Do not drive me from before your face , nor take from me your Holy Spirit.” GOD is indeed Good!!!

               What David had realized was that his relationship with GOD was the most important aspect of his Life. The prophet Nathan had merely pointed out to David a simple fact which he already knew within his heart. He needed GOD more than anything in Life to lead and guide him in this world and beyond. Glory to our GOD!!!

 

     Brethren , our relationship with GOD is indeed the most important aspect in our Lives!!! It is in fact far more important than anything else which we encounter in our daily walk. More important than family ,friends ,work, wealth or health; our relationship with GOD guides our Earthly existence and places us in our own unique positioning for our Eternal Future. We are not human beings having a Spiritual experience; we are Spiritual beings having a human experience!!! This Life is our beginning, not our end!!! Thank you JESUS!!!!!!!

       We , as Church Age believers , have HIS Holy Spirit to help us get through this Life with more than a passing nod to those around us and an awareness of the world in which we live. We have the Power to move mountains ,heal the sick , raise the dead ,and much ,much more!!! We need only to empty ourselves of self and yield to HIS Will!!! HE will use us accordingly!!! Amen!!!

      ” Restore to me the gladness of your salvation.”

 ” GOD give to me a repentant heart like David!!!”

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

 
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  I was reading in Revelation 21 1-7 where GOD is speaking about an everlasting in-gathering of HIS people. HE wants to dwell with them forever in Eternity Future. GOD is good!!!

    It was GOD’S plan all along to live forever with those who believed in HIM. To dwell forever with those who Hoped as HE Hoped ,and , Loved as HE Loved. When all is said and done HE will be with us in the New Jerusalem and we shall be with HIM!!! Glory to GOD!!!

      There is a Blessed Assurance knowing the promise of GOD to bring us out of bondage and into freedom. Out of this world and into the next.  Verse 4 states  ” HE will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain. For the old order of things have passed away .” Thank you JESUS!!!

      Tabernacles is the last of the Seven “Prophetic” Feasts of our Lord. We will all one day be called out to live with GOD forever. I am so looking forward to that day!!! Life in this realm is interesting ,and ,I am so thankful for the opportunity to be experiencing this Life ,however , bring on Heaven!!! Bring me into HIS Glory!!!

    Let’s get this party started!!!

      I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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   I was reading in 1 Corinthians15  51-53 where the church will be Raptured to be with GOD . The field workers  will enter HIS Temple. GOD is indeed Good!!!

     Seems as though everybody knows when the Rapture will take place but me. I cannot go on-line without being inundated with false predictions from all around the globe.  In the book of Matthew 24 36-41  JESUS states that no man knows the hour HE will return . Verse 42 states ” Watch  therefore: for you  know not what hour your Lord doth come. ” Thank you JESUS!!!

      I know in my heart that it really is irrelevant when the “end” will be. I humbly believe that our “end” is near the moment we are born. I myself can’t wait to transition to my next life  , however , I will wait untill that time without much ado about nothing!!! Amen!!!

   When GOD spared Abraham with a ram for sacrifice instead of his son  we get a real glimpse of GOD’S grace!!! I see a need to always be prepared for the sounding of Trumpets. At that time GOD will “call out” HIS Church again. We are all going to be rejoicing. Hallelujah!!!

      Should I spot me a ram caught by his horns in a thicket I too shall have a shofar!!!

 ” In a twinkling of an eye”; Love it!!!-

  I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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   I was reading in Leviticus 23 how GOD establishes covenant with HIS people through a series of  Feast which include celebration and sacrifice.  Leviticus 23 :4 states ” These are the set times of the Lord , the sacred occasions , which you shall celebrate each at it’s appointed time.”  GOD’S eternal plan for mankind , from beginning to end , is summed up in the nature and timing of these feast. Glory to GOD!!!

     The feasts are , in order , Passover , Unleavened Bread , First Fruits , Pentecost , Trumpets  , Atonement ,and  Tabernacles. The first Four are Spring Feast and the last Three are Fall Feast.

       1. Passover . This Feast represents a Feast of Salvation. In both Testaments we are delivered from slavery by the Blood of the Lamb.

   2. Unleavened Bread.  Leaven represents sin and to repent from sin is to walk a Holy walk. Born in Bethlehem JESUS represents the Bread of Life ,  and , in our acceptance of CHRIST we take on a new way in which we walk in our daily walk.

   3. First Fruits. This feast represents the fertility of the land which GOD has given Israel. A wave of a sheaf from the crops before the Lord was the offering which HE required of HIS people. Today this feast represents the resurrection of the Lord on First Fruits , and , eventually the resurrection of the entire Church.

    4.Pentecost .  In late May or early June , depending upon the moon’s cycles , this Feast represents the celebration of the summer harvest. As part of the sacrifice there are two loaves of bread baked with leaven. These loaves symbolize the Church being composed of both Jew and Gentile. Our Lord and Savior knew in Eternity Past that the Church would be established in this manner. Thank you JESUS!!! I Love how GOD commanded that the fields be left  with some harvest for the stranger and the poor. GOD is Good ; all the time!!!

     5. Trumpets.  This feast represents the Rapture of the Church . Ever since Isaac was spared by the ram the trumpet sound has come to symbolize freedom. I am so ready to hear  Trumpets!!!  Amen!!!

     6. Atonement. The Feast of Atonement represents a Holy day of confession before GOD. Thank GOD for JESUS. HE is our Atonement!!!

     7.Tabernacles.   This is a Seven day celebration which recognizes how GOD provided shelter for HIS people after bringing them out of Egypt , out of sin. Having spent most of my life outdoors I know that GOD always provides and never leaves us in need or want!!! I will never forget how HE has sheltered me through all of my storms!!!

         The Feast of Pentecost [Weeks ] draws close. Holy Spirit fill this world!!!

   I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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   I was reading in 1 John 4 1-3  where we are to “test’ the spirits around us due to the fact that many false Prophets have gone out into the world. John goes on to write how we can know that the spirit is from and of GOD. Thank you JESUS!!!

 The discerning of Spirits is a Gift from the Holy Spirit. It enables us to distinguish Good from Evil. It makes you aware!!! As a person grows in his or her relationship with GOD a kind and gentile Spirit of Discernment is developed through the Love of all things pure , however ,  the Spirit of Discernment given by the Holy Spirit to those GOD chooses removes any doubt of Good or Evil in our presence. It is a Gift that guards and protects us in our Christian walk. Using this Gift in the Power of the Holy Spirit enables us to walk boldly through life , even should we find ourselves  surrounded by darkness in our callings. Glory to GOD!!!

     Remember , both Good and Evil Spirits operate according to the condition of our souls. As believers we need to awake each and every morning and call upon GOD to dwell within us with HIS Holy Spirit. When we are in constant contact with GOD we find ourselves under HIS Favor and more likely to receive HIS Gifts!!!  Prayer works!!! Amen!!!

    I am so thankful that Spring is in the air!!!

   I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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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 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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