Monday, December 11, 2017

#9 --- Advent Meditations --- HIS+ Wonder-Filled Name

to remember the Incarnation of the LORD JESUS CHRIST,
EMMANUEL ~  GOD with us.

But as many as received HIM+,
to them gave HE+ power

Literal Greek: exousian

to become the sons of GOD,

children, not "sons"
Literal Greek: tekna, not huious

even to them that believe on His+ Name:

Which were born,
not of blood,
nor of the will of the flesh,
nor of the will of man, but of GOD.
John 1:12-13
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To believe on ... into ( Greek: eis ) ... His+ Name means to trust that HE+ is Who+ HE+ says HE+ is. 

It means to be absolutely certain that HE+ will do what HE+ says HE+ will do .

It means to place our very life into His+ Hands, trusting that HE+ will not destroy us when HE+ sees how little we really are.

His+ Name is WONDER- FILLED . . . for all who entrust themselves unto HIM+. Like a good parent, HE+ will NEVER hurt his little one who turns to HIM+ when he has been bad. Or when he has been hurt. Or when confused. 

HE+ treasures us and holds us dearly to HIM+ when we lower our defenseless defenses and become helpless and vulnerable before HIM+. 

We ARE helpless and vulnerable anyways; only we alone do not know that.

HE+ is totally aware of our frame; HE+ became like as we are, yet without sin.

For unto us a CHILD+ is born,
unto us a SON+ is given:

and the government shall be upon His+ Shoulder:

and His+ Name shall be called

The Mighty GOD,
The Everlasting FATHER,
The PRINCE+ of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

Let Us Pray:

Dear Heavenly FATHER, to Whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from Whom no secrets are hid . . .
It is such a relief to know that YOU know me , that I don't have to explain myself to YOU.

No, rather, YOU explain my Self to me!

Thank you for calling me to come be with YOU; how could you want me ? I have nothing to give YOU but my Self, which doesn't seem to be worth much to others or even myself.

O dear SAVIOR+ ! If YOU+ want this Self of mine, YOU+ can have it. Change me any way YOU+ want. I come to YOU+
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Come  unto ME+,
all ye that labor and are heavy laden,
and I+ will give you rest.

Take  My+ yoke upon you, and learn of ME+;
for I+ am meek and lowly in heart:

and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

For My+ yoke is easy, and My+ burden is light.
Matthew 11:28-30


Sunday, December 10, 2017

CHANGING the HOLY WORD+ of GOD . . . to the word of Fallible Man


to the word of Fallible Man

 By Samson7able

 Now, the Pope wants to change the LORD’S Prayer ! 

 HOWEVER . . . This is the prayer The LORD JESUS CHRIST taught His+ disciples when His+ disciples asked HIM+, “ LORD, teach us to pray.” 

The part the pope wants to change is that  which says “ Lead us not into temptation”. 

The Greek word in that verse should have been translated as “testing”  for The LORD does NOT entice nor lure anyone to sin. If we have not grasped that Truth ourselves, The LORD had the Apostle James to MAKE CERTAIN we understood clearly that enticements to sin DO NOT COME FROM GOD. 

Let no man say when he is tempted,
I am tempted of GOD

for GOD cannot be tempted with evil,
neither tempteth HE any man:
But every man is tempted,
when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
James 1:13-14

“ Lead us not into temptation”  is followed by “But deliver us from the evil one.”

So , as The LORD JESUS CHRIST taught His+ Disciple: 

“Lead us not into testing,
but deliver us from the evil one”.

It is during the TESTING of our fidelity to The LORD that we OVERCOME the adversary by “The Blood of the LAMB+ and by the Word+ of our testimony, and because we do not love our lives unto death.”

We do not desire trials, but when they come we are empowered by the HOLY SPIRIT to overcome them as our LORD+ Overcame before us.

 As Regenerated Children of GOD . . . generated, begotten by The SPIRIT, the Water, and by The BLOOD+ . . . we have the authority to overcome the testing that is allowed.

We must remember: our LORD JESUS CHRIST learned Obedience through the things that HE+ Suffered.  HE+ became an actual Man that HE+ might suffer and overcome ALL things.  Because HE+ Overcame, we can now also overcome THROUGH HIM+.

Since it was a man, Adam, who lost the original blessed state of perfect union with his Creator, a MAN+, the Second Adam,  JESUS CHRIST, had to RECOVER that perfect union with GOD by defeating satan at the Cross. 

All who come to HIM+ in Repentance and in Truth are also empowered to overcome and take back that which was stolen by satan through lies and deceit.

NO, Our LORD’S+ Prayer does not need to be changed nor weakened by the pope or anyone else. It needs to be understood and LIVED OUT in committed Discipleship.

So . . . let us ignore the latest remarks of the pope as we should all of his heretical and blasphemous proclamations of late. 

The Mother Church is at Jerusalem,
not Rome.

#8 Advent Meditations --- BECOMING CHILDREN OF GOD

to remember the Incarnation of the LORD JESUS CHRIST,
EMMANUEL ~  GOD with us.

To become children of the Most High is an amazing feat for the human race. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

#6 Advent Meditation --- Will a RIGHTEOUS Man be CHASTENED by The LORD ?

Man did not call Zacharias righteous; GOD did. Furthermore, he was chosen by The LORD to father the prophesied fore-runner of the MESSIAH+, the EMMANUEL+, GOD-With-Us.