Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Passover Meditation #8 for the Lenten Season 2012

~  ~  ~ The Door of the Cross ~  ~  ~

And
this is the Will
of the ONE WHO
has sent ME+,
that everyone
seeing the SON+
and believing,

trusting into HIM+
should have
Everlasing Life:
and I+ Will
raise him up
at the Last Day.
John 6:40 Green's Greek Interlinear 

+  +

Everlasting LIFE versus the Everlasting DEATH --- that Second DEATH ! Yes, there is a Lake of Fire recorded in Revelation 20:14. Who is cast alive into that burning, rolling Lake of Fire?
  1.  the beast - Rev. 19:20 2.
  2.  the false prophet - Rev. 19:20
  3.  the devil ...after 1000 years of being tied up in the abyss and STILL NOT LEARNING HIS LESSON - Rev. 20:7 and 10
  4. Death - Rev. 20:14
  5. Hell [ Hades ] - Rev. 20:14
  6. ANYONE ELSE NOT FOUND HAVING THEIR NAMES WRITTEN IN THE LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE - Rev. 20:15
Now, just who are these people who are not found written in the LAMB'S Book of Life? These are described in Rev. 20: 12 and 13 .

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before GOD:
and the books were opened : 
and another book was opened, which is the book of life: 
and the dead were judged out of those things
which were written in the books,
according to their works.


And the sea gave up the dead
which were in it;
and death and hell delivered up the dead
which were in them;
and they were judged
every man
according to their works.

Now, just who were the people who were NOT included in verses 12, 13, and 15... and thus, WERE FOUND written in the LAMB'S Book of Life ? (Rev. 21:27)

  • After the WORD+ of GOD arrived with His+ Heavenly armies and fought and WON THE BATTLE against the beast and the armies of the kings of the earth....
  • and, after the dragon, that old serpent, which is the devil and satan, was bound and cast into the bottomless pit for 1000 years... 
THEN...


And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were
  • beheaded for the witness of JESUS, and for the Word of GOD, and
  • which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image,
  • neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands;
and they lived and reigned
with CHRIST a thousand years.

But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 
.
Blessed and holy is he
that hath part in the first resurrection:
.
on such the second death hath no power,
.
but they shall be priests of GOD and of CHRIST,
and shall reign with him a thousand years.
Revelation 20: 4, 5, and 6 ( 7 is good too!)

+  +

So you see,
DEATH ITSELF
is NOT THE FINAL END
for anyone's soul !
 
Each and every person WILL face something ELSE AFTER DEATH. Each and every person WILL either be:
  • resurrected
  • receive glorified bodies, and
  • join CHRIST as HE+ is returning to reclaim the earth, and
  • reign with CHRIST as a Kingdom of Priests upon this earth
~  OR ~
 
called before GOD and,
  • judged for doing bad works,
  • judged because his name was NOT FOUND in the LAMB'S Book of Life, 
  • and then face the SECOND DEATH
  • and cast into of the Lake of Burning Fire.
+  +

Therefore, let us come boldly unto the Throne of GRACE, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Passover Meditation #7 for the Lenten Season 2012

~ ~ ~ The Door of the Cross ~ ~ ~

And
this is the Will
of The FATHER having sent ME+,
that of all
which HE
hath given ME+,
I+ shall not lose
any of it,
but shall raise it up
in the Last Day.
John 6:39 Green's Greek Interlinear

+  +

IF we stay with CHRIST, we are secure... even unto the Last Day, the Resurrection.
.
IF we stay with CHRIST, we are secure....
.
IF we stay with CHRIST...
.
IF we stay...
.
IF...
.
+  +

LORD Who+ knoweth
the end from the beginning,
I pray that THOU+
wouldst take me Home,
'ere I stray from THEE+. 
.
Should I fainting be,
LORD, let me never,
never
outlive my love for THEE+.
.
With all my heart I pray this,
O my GOD and my KING,
THOU + LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Passover Meditation #6 for the Lenten Season 2012

~ ~ ~ The Door of the Cross ~ ~ ~

For I+ have come down out of Heaven, Not that I+ should My+ Will, but the Will of the ONE Who has sent ME+.
John 6:38 

How great The FATHER'S love ! How greatly The SON+ loves HIS+ FATHER! Out of that great love for each other, a Will is formed --- the determined counsel of BOTH -- agreed upon to bring mankind INTO THAT SHARED LOVE !

+ + +

Come into Our Love; be nestled there.

Then you, too, will be enabled to do My+ Will in all manner of hard situations which I+ call you to embrace.


Be nestled in the Love that is between My+ FATHER and Myself+. Then you will be able to forgive, to pick up the Cross as I+ direct you, to face rejection and hostility for My+ Name's sake, and to further the Kingdom of GOD.

Do not be surprised when men cast out your name as evil, for they have cast Mine+ out also. You will not be crushed nor forsaken when you do My+ Will...  if you stay nestled in the Love that is between My+ FATHER and Myself+. 
+

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Passover Meditation #5 for the Lenten Season 2012

~ ~ ~ The Door of the Cross ~ ~ ~

All
that
The FATHER giveth ME+
shall come
to ME+;
and the one coming to ME+
I+ will not cast out,
never.
J.P. Green's Greek Interlinear

Oh, the perfect assurance that despite our many mistakes, The LORD JESUS will never cast out the one coming to HIM+... no, never.

+
I+ always do My+ FATHER'S will. HE loves mankind and gives mankind to ME+.  The man who lives his life continually coming to ME+ in every contingency, every instance, I+ will keep by My+ side... for that is where the one coming really wants to be.

Do you want to be
continually by My+ side ?

There is a place waiting for you 
beside ME+
 because...
I+ miss you
when you're not there.

Do you believe ME+ ?
It's true.

+ + + 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Passover Meditation #4 for the Lenten Season 2012

~  ~  ~ The Door of the Cross ~  ~  ~
But I+ said unto you,
that ye also have seen ME+,
and believe not. John 6: 36

The message is simple:
You all have perceived that I+ am food for your souls--- but yet you refused to entrust unto ME+  all areas of your feeble little life.  I+ am capable of meeting your every need: you even know that.

Yet, you cling on to your life, afraid that I+ won't help you, afraid that I+ won't provide for you, afraid that I+ will turn a deaf ear to your call.

I+ will never turn a deaf ear to your call if you DON'T TURN A DEAF EAR TO MINE.

Entrust your life to ME+... and then COME and follow ME+. Let ME+ put you into the REAL work of the Kingdom of GOD. Believe ME+.

+  +


Friday, February 24, 2012

Passover Meditation #3 for the Lenten Season 2012


And said JESUS unto them,
I+, 
I+ AM
the Bread of Life;
the one coming to ME+
not ever will hunger,
and the one believing into ME+
not ever will thirst.
John 6: 35 , Green's Greek Interlinear

The Greek is written in a peculiar way here in this verse. The LORD  repeats  Himself+, which is done to gain and hold the focus of the listener onto an important truth: HE+ actually IS  Life-giving Nourishment; none other has this capacity.  Furthermore, not only will the one coming unto HIM+ not ever will hunger but also, he will not ever thirst!  

Now, how can this be ? Even spiritually-minded believers can become dried twigs, dried fence posts, seared grass. 

+  + 

The Answer is in ME+, My+ Children. You be the "one coming"...

Live your life always , ever MOVING TOWARDS ME+. 

Move towards ME+ when happy. Move towards ME+ when crying, when rejected, when confused, when frustrated, when angry, hurt and downcast.

I+ will heal your wrong ways and bear your griefs and carry your sorrows. I+ will lead you in the Right Way+... because I+ , I+ AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man cometh to The FATHER except by ME+. 

Move, always move towards ME+, no matter what.

Move towards ME+
... and I+ will move
towards you!

+

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Passover Meditations for the Lenten Season 2012

Passover Meditation #2

Lenten Season 2012


 ~  ~ The Door of the Cross ~ ~

For the Bread of GOD
is HE+
which cometh down from Heaven,
and giveth Life unto the world.
John 6:33

+  +

My+ FATHER gives you the  real  spiritual Nourishment.  That Nourishment is ME+. 

I+ alone can truly nourish your souls and give you Spiritual Life.  I+ have enough Nourishment to feed this entire world, to supply the deepest Spiritual hunger of every soul in this world. 

That is what  I+ came down from Heaven to do. 
     
Your need is not greater than My+ SUPPLY.

Your hunger is totally within My+ power to fill. 

I+ will fill you to over-flowing. 
I+ alone am that Bread+.  

COME.   

+  +

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

ASH WEDNESDAY: Passover Meditations for the Lenten Season 2012

~ ~  ~  The Door of the Cross ~ ~ ~

    JESUS answered them and said, Verily, verily, I+ say unto you, Ye seek ME+, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.  

Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto Everlasting Life, which the SON+ of MAN shall give unto you: for HIM+ hath GOD the FATHER sealed. John 6: 26 and 27.

+

You do not pursue ME+
-- the First and the Last,
Who+ was dead and IS ALIVE--
because you see supernatural works
that should draw you
upward
toward the Heavenlies,
toward Spiritural Life,
towards Who+ I+ am.

I+
-- I+, JESUS,
SON+ of The LIVING GOD,
Who+ trieth
the hearts and minds--
tell you that you seek ME+
because I+ help you
in pursuit of your own happiness.
.
You pursue ME+
because I+ make
your way easier.
.
But I+
--- I+ JESUS ,
Who+ have
the Keys of hell and death ---
tell you to
STOP FOCUSING
UPON THINGS
NOT PROFITABLE
for you in Eternity.
.
Perishable things WILL perish.
.
Separate yourself
from pursuit of the perishable
and come,
come unto ME+,
for I+ will give you rest...
the only rest available
for you.
.
Come through
the Door of The Cross.
+

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pre-PASSOVER Preparation....

Sweep the House.... Remove the Old Leaven  of Malice and Wickedness... Replace it with the Unleavened Bread of Purity and Truth.. Prepare Ye the Way of the LORD.

  

Exhortations from the Pre-Nicene Christian writer Cyprian, Ante-Nicene Fathers , Vol. 5, Epistle 7, Sections 5 and 6, p. 286-287. 

5. Let us urgently pray and groan with continual petitions. For know, beloved brethren, that I was not long ago reproached with this also in a vision, that we were sleepy in our prayers, and did not pray with watchfulness;
and undoubtedly GOD, Who “rebukes whom HE loves,” when HE rebukes, rebukes that HE may amend, amends that HE may preserve. Let us therefore strike off and break away from the bonds of sleep, and pray with urgency and watchfulness, as the Apostle Paul bids us, saying,

“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same.”

For the Apostles also ceased not to pray day and night; and the LORD also Himself+, the Teacher+ of our discipline, and the Way+ of our example, frequently and watchfully prayed, as we read in the Gospel:

“HE+ went out into a mountain to pray,
and continued all night in prayer to GOD.”

And assuredly what HE+ prayed for, HE+ prayed for on our behalf, since HE+ was not a sinner, but bore the sins of others.

But HE+ so prayed for us, that in another place we read, “And the LORD said to Peter,

Behold, satan has desired
to sift you as wheat:
but I+ have prayed for thee,
that thy faith fail not.”

But if for us and for our sins HE+ both labored and watched and prayed, how much more ought we to be instant in prayers; and, first of all, to pray and to entreat the LORD Himself+, and then through Him+, to make satisfaction to GOD The FATHER!

We have an Advocate+ and an Intercessor+ for our sins, JESUS CHRIST the LORD and our GOD, if only we repent of our sins past, and confess and acknowledge our sins, whereby we now offend the LORD, and for the time to come engage to walk in His+ ways, and to fear His+ commandments.

The FATHER corrects and protects us, if we still stand fast in the faith both in afflictions and perplexities, that is to say, cling closely to HIS CHRIST; as it is written,

“Who shall separate us from the love of CHRIST?
Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution,
or famine or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

None of these things can separate believers, nothing can tear away those who are clinging to His+ Body and Blood.

Persecution of that kind is an examination and searching out of the heart.

GOD wills us to be sifted and proved, as HE has always proved His people; and yet in His trials help has never at any time been wanting to believers.

6. Finally, to the very least of His servants although placed among very many sins, and unworthy of His condescension, yet HE has condescended of His goodness towards us to command: “Tell him,” said HE, “to be safe, because peace is coming; but that, in the meantime, there is a little delay, that some who still remain may be proved.”

But we are admonished by these divine condescensions both concerning a spare diet and a temperate use of drink;

to wit, lest worldly enticement should enervate the breast now elevated with celestial vigor, or lest the mind, weighed down by too abundant feasting, should be less watchful unto prayers and supplication.


Monday, February 13, 2012

The devil CANNOT...



The devil CANNOT make me hate.
The devil CANNOT make me lie.
The devil CANNOT make me backbite . 
The devil CANNOT make me live for Self.
The devil CANNOT make me love Mammon.
The devil CANNOT make me lust.
The devil CANNOT make me live in fantasy. 
The devil CANNOT make me ignore JESUS.
The devil CANNOT make me sin. 

Likewise, 

The devil CANNOT stop me from loving.
The devil CANNOT stop me from being kind.
The devil CANNOT stop me from controlling my tongue.  
The devil CANNOT stop me from forgiving.
The devil CANNOT stop me from living for JESUS. 
The devil CANNOT stop me from dying to Self.

Even moreso,

The devil CANNOT keep me from The Word.
The devil CANNOT keep me out of Heaven.
The devil CANNOT keep me in fear.
The devil CANNOT keep me in darkness.
The devil CANNOT keep me from belief.
The devil CANNOT keep me from Truth.
The devil CANNOT keep me from Life.
The devil CANNOT keep me away from repentance.
The devil CANNOT keep me out of the waters of Baptism.
The devil CANNOT keep me away from conversion.
The devil CANNOT keep me away from JESUS . 

WHO, then, 
makes me do these things ?


I do.