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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 Revelation 20 where all of the Dead and all of the Living will come before GOD in judgment . Some of us will spend Eternity with HIM in Heaven while some of us will spend an Eternity in Hell , separated from HIS Grace. I know without a doubt that my Eternity is with GOD!!! Thank you JESUS!!!

      The Feast of Atonement is the Holiest day of the Jewish year. It is a time for complete fasting and a time in which mankind can draw closer to GOD. In Jewish terms the  Day of Atonement  is called  YOM  KIPPUR . Kippur means Kafar and derives from the word Kofer which means to be “ransomed” or” redeemed”. Thank GOD for JESUS !!! We have been redeemed !!! We no longer need a goat in our place ,we have the Lamb!!! GOD is Good!!!

   After Trumpets we need to be ready for a time on Earth ruled by JESUS. Atonement prepares us for just that!!!  Should we be “asleep ” Atonement prepares us for an Eternity with GOD in Heaven. We need to afflict our souls in this preparation. We need HIS Covering!!! In HIS Grace we find that Covering!!! I so Love GOD!!!

   Headed for the Feast !!! We can not come empty-handed. Thank GOD again for JESUS!!!

   I Love you!!! Mark

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   I was reading in Acts 2 2-4 where , during the Feast of Pentecost ,those who accepted CHRIST JESUS were filled with the Holy Spirit by what appeared to be tongues of fire. They began to speak in a Heavenly language ; each to their own. Thank you JESUS!!!

    This Feast was established to commemorate the time which Moses received the Ten Commandments and the whole law .  This year the Feast of  Pentecost is on Sunday , June 12 .  What I find interesting is the fact that on that day  ,with Moses angry ,Three Thousand Israelites died in their sin , and , when the Holy Spirit came upon the whole church ; Three Thousand  souls were saved. GOD is indeed Good!!!

    The Fulfillment of Pentecost came with the giving , by JESUS , of the Holy Spirit to  the church. Prophetically the two loaves baked with leaven represented the entire church of  CHRIST , sin and all!!!  Both Jews and Gentiles alike are brought into HIS Kingdom. Glory to GOD!!!

    This is the last of the  Four Feast which have been fulfilled to date.  The remaining  Three Feast represent times in our lives which are yet to come. Living today in this dispensation of time known as the  “Church Age”  we believers are so Blessed and  Highly favored with the Power which comes from having more than just the Eternal Security  of the “Church Age” believer , we have Gifts from the Holy Spirit which enable us to imitate CHRIST. YES!!!

  The Church is not a building which people gather to worship , the church is the people . Church defined literally means ” those called out ”  As GOD’S people were called out of Egypt we too have been called out of our sin and should be thankful that we belong to the Body of CHRIST.Amen!!!

  Going to the fields to see what has been left for me!!!

  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 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 Corinthians 12 8-11 where one of the gifts given to us by the Holy Spirit is the Gift of Tongues. It seems as though most of the people who I deal with on a daily basis have been given this particular manner in which to witness to the unbeliever. They are able to edify ,[charge-up] , themselves whenever possible.  I know from my own personal experiences that when we use a spiritual gift we benefit greatly by the closeness which we feel with our Lord and Savior!!! Glory

           Scriptures mention speaking in tongues Thirty-Five [35] times for a reason . In my humble opinion Tongues is the universal language spoken in Heaven. Regardless of which Spiritual Gifts we have been given , in Heaven we will all speak in Tongues. Thank you JESUS!!!

     Imagine sitting in a room worshiping JESUS and down comes Tongues of Fire which fall on everyone and enables them to speak with GOD. I certainly would have Loved to have been in that group!!! I am Blessed and Highly Favored beyond measure with my walk with our Lord , however , I still would have Loved to have been in that group!!! GOD is Good!!!

       “The Tongues of Angels” ; I am Blessed to know so many Angels!!!

     I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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