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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 Corinthians 15   20-23 how CHRIST JESUS  is the firstfruits of those who slept. What an awesome sacrifice by an awesome GOD!!! Not only did JESUS come out of the grave , HE overcame death and others followed after HIM!!!  Matthew 27   52-53 states   ” The tombs were also opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised , and coming out of the tombs after HIS resurrection they went into the Holy city and appeared to many.”  Talk about fertility!!!   Our Lord offered to the FATHER  the ” early crops ” of what will be an awesome Harvest!!! Thank you JESUS!!!

   In my humble opinion the resurrection of JESUS should be celebrated everyday!!! What our JESUS did was fulfill all three of the Spring Feasts ; sacrifice on Passover , in the grave on Unleavened Bread , resurrection on Firstfruits, then HE gave us the authority to countdown the Fifty days untill Pentecost with a new expectation!!! GOD is Good!!!

      Before HE ascended to HIS Father JESUS met with HIS people and fellowships with them. HE ministered to them and then disappeared with a Promise. The Holy Spirit was on HIS way to be with us.  Pentecost has new meaning!!! Glory to GOD!!!

       Oftentimes the winters are pretty harsh here in Kissimmee ,yet , every Spring I witness new growth in both the natural and spiritual realms. GOD deserves the Firstfruits of that growth!!!!!!!

 Giving GOD a wave offering !!!

 I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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                                I was reading in  1 Corinthians 5 1- 8 where Paul is writing to the Church in Corinth about getting rid of a sin which was  retarding their spiritual growth. Verses 7 and 8 state ” Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump , as you really are unleavened. For CHRIST , our Passover lamb ,  has been sacrificed. Let us therefore celebrate the festival , not with the old leaven , the leaven of malice and evil , but the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” Thank you JESUS!!!

           What GOD is asking us to understand and celebrate is that we are cleansed of the sour and rotting influences of our past lives . The LAMB was sacrificed and we are a new creation made ” unleavened ” by the Power of the Holy Spirit!!! Glory to GOD!!!

    Leaven is a metaphor for sin. The leaven in our lives represents the sin in which we live . Getting rid of all of the leaven in our homes and our lives for one week  merely underscores a willingness on our part to walk sin-free ; Holy. Thank GOD for JESUS!!! We are indeed new creations , cleansed by the sacrifice of a living GOD!!! GOD is Good!!!

    Headed to the well!!!  I am prepared and have ample time for my bread to rise!!!

    I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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             I was reading in Exodus 12 where GOD gave instructions to Moses on how to avoid the plague of the firstborn in Egypt. HIS people were to sacrifice an unblemished lamb and place some of  it’s Blood on the sides and top of their doorpost. The Angle of Death  would pass over every house which was covered by the Blood , and thus save the firstborn from Death.  Moses and the Israelites did as they were instructed and thus earned their freedom from Egypt ,from sin. Thank you JESUS!!!

       We are born into sin , born into the “old sin nature “. We are all slaves to our nature up untill that  moment in our lives where in which we decide to be covered by the Blood of the Lamb ,JESUS!!! GOD is Good!!!

     I can not imagine how the people of Egypt felt losing their firstborn in the night. Scripture records that there was a great wailing of pain and remorse for those lost. I myself ,after the previous six plagues , would have been imitating the Israelites!!!  A lost world is just that ; a lost world. Amen!!!

      JESUS is our passover Lamb!!!  The prophet Jeremiah spoke of the New Covenant 600 years before the cross [ Jer. 31:31 ]. This knowledge leads us to believe that our salvation comes by Grace through Faith in the shed Blood of Israel’s Sacrifice Lamb!!!  HIS Blood is the one and only Atonement which is acceptable for our sins!!! We owe JESUS our lives!!!Thank you Lord!!!

       Headed for a walk in the Light!!!

     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 Mark 14 12 – 26 where Jesus was asked where HE would like the Passover meal to be prepared. HE sent two of HIS disciples  into Jerusalem to look for a man with a jar of Water.  Christ told HIs disciples  to follow the man with the Water and ask for provision. The men did as they were told and were shown a large upper room where the meal was to be presented.  

In the evening HE arrived with HIS  Twelve and partook  of the Passover meal with an insight as to HIS being  The sacrificial lamb . He gave those in attendance a view of the Bread and the Wine which allowed them Communion with HIM even after HIS passing. Glory  

     HOLY COMMUNION is a beautiful tradition. To mix the D.N.A. of JESUS with our own d.n.a. is a Sacred and Holy practice which allows the believer to draw closer to HIM and gives him or her a sense of Oneness with HIM . Praise GOD!!!  

        I want to be with JESUS daily ; every day , all day!!! Thank GOD for HIS HOLY SPIRIT!!!  I seek a “type” of Communion each and every day by asking the Holy Spirit of GOD to dwell within me throughout the day. I do not even want to guess what Life would be like without HIM in it. The  Holy Ghost can empower us far beyond our own meager capabilities . Spiritual warfare is just incredible with the  “Winning Touch” working inside of you !!! Hallelujah!!!  

  ” This is My Body ; this is My Blood “!!!    AWESOME!!! 

  I love you!!!!!!! Mark 

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