Wednesday, December 25, 2013

HE+ Didn't Come Here to Lose .... Not Then.... Not Now !

BLESSED INCARNATION

Second Coming of JESUS with Angels in Glory
Picture courtesy of
www.testimoniesofheavenandhell.com

CHRIST+ The KING+
ever reigns on High.

O Come, let us adore HIM+. 



A strange Christmas greeting, I know.

Yet, JESUS CHRIST did NOT become a human babe on planet earth to lose the battle. Incarnate as the Son of Man and yet simultaneously being the SON+ of GODHE+ came to win the FIRST time!

YES… HE+ was born the Second  ADAM+  to WIN the fight with satan that the first Adam lost for us.  The LORD JESUS CHRIST took upon HIM+ the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of men so that HE+ could suffer death for us.

Why did HE+ have to suffer death?  

Among other things, the Second ADAM+ had to re-trace the steps of the first Adam and descend into Sheol (Hades).  In order to do that, HE+ had to die as every human has died since the fall of the first Adam into sin.

The first Adam disobeyed GOD his FATHER, and sin entered the human race, and death by sin. The Second ADAM+ , however, learned obedience by the things that HE+ suffered. Yet, even tempted in all things like as we are, HE+ knew no sin.

The first Adam descended into Sheol, into the heart of the earth, as a captive  of death.  The Second ADAM+ descended into the heart of the earth AS A VICTOR !  

Death could not hold HIM+ !

As a matter of fact,  the second HE+ died, death had NO more dominion over HIM+ !

The LORD JESUS CHRIST was not only NOT BOUND by the gates of Hell HIMSELF+, but HE+  also rescued ALL the  Righteous Dead and led Captivity  captive!   

The Righteous Dead, those souls who had died before CHRIST and were held in Abraham’s Bosom in the heart of the earth, were delivered from the place of the dead and moved up to the Paradise of GOD in Heaven.

No, most assuredly, HE+ did not come here to lose.

If the princes of this world would have only known what was going to happen, they would not have crucified the LORD+ of GLORY.

Furthermore, HE+ is not going to lose the battle when HE+ returns to planet earth in His+ Glorified Body… this SAME JESUS, Scripture says.

Away in a manger ?

Who could be offended at a sweet little Babe ?

Sorrowfully, for the Daughters of Rachel, Herod was … but Herod was not considered to be normal, being under the influence of demons.

But rather, ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into Heaven? This SAME JESUS which is taken up from you into Heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen HIM+ go into Heaven.

Galilee of the nations…  as it is properly and fully entitled…. is a fitting place to remind His+ followers of what will shortly come to pass:  His+ Return.

YES, His+ Return  is so imminent and so eminent that there is no time to waste  standing around, gazing up into Heaven to watch HIM+ go away, reminded the angels at HIS+ glorious Ascension, approximately 2000 years ago !

For Our LORD JESUS CHRIST shall INDEED come again… in flaming fire this time, to take vengeance on them who know not GOD and obey not the Gospel of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Most  assuredly, HE+ did NOT come here to lose …not even one hair of HIS+ thorn-scarred head, and not one hair of your head or mine or of anyone else who picks up his cross and follows HIM+.

CHRIST the KING+ 
ever reigns on High…

O Come, let us adore HIM+ !


    

 


Saturday, December 21, 2013

HE+ Didn't Come Here to Lose !

Advent Meditation # 8

JESUS 2nd Coming With Angels in Glory
picture courtesy of
www.testimoniesof heavenandhell.com 

HAGGAI 2:6 - 9
Courtesy of BibleGateway.com

For thus saith the LORD of Hosts; 
Yet once, it is a little while, 
and I+  will shake 
the heavens, and the earth, 
and the sea, and the dry land;

And I+  will shake all nations,
 and
 The DESIRE+ of all nations
 shall come: 
and I+  will fill this house 
with glory
saith the LORD of Hosts.

The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, 
saith the LORD of Hosts.


The Glory of this latter house 
shall be greater 
than of the former, 
saith the LORD of Hosts: 

and in this place will
I+
  give peace,

saith the LORD of Hosts.


Meditation ~ ~ ~

LORD GOD, YHWH ADONAI,  King+ of the Heavenly Hosts, Captain+of the Divine Armies of Angelic Beings, show Thyself+ once again! 

And, this time , O LORD, let it be known to the peoples of every kindred, tongue, people, and nation
exactly  WHO+ THOU+ art.

As THOU+ didst enter  into Thine+ Incarnation in order to die to set men free from satan's grip...
we long for THEE+ to re-enter planet earth with Thy+ Glorified Body to set aright the kingdoms of this world. 

Then, the kingdoms of this world is become the Kingdoms of Our LORD, and of HIS CHRIST!

And HE+ shall reign for ever and ever!
 HalleluJAH !

Come, O Come,
 and fill this Temple!

Come, O Come,
O DESIRE+ of all nations, 
and fill this Temple! 

Come, O Come,
EMMANUEL+
and ransom captive earth,
still bound by Hell. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

HE+ Didn't Come Here to Lose !

Photo courtesy of  www. teddy-talk.com


Advent Meditation #7


What can I give HIM+, 

poor as I am ? 

If I were a shepherd, 

I would give HIM+ a lamb. 

~

But rich or poor, 

I will do my part

Because HE+ loves me.... 

I will give HIM+ my heart. 

~ ~ ~ Poem by Christina Rossetti,
adapted by Sr. Judith Hannah  + + +



Meditation ~ ~ ~

O Victorious SAVIOR !  O THOU+ Who+ looketh upon our lives, knowing the end from the beginning, help us to focus our hearts upon THEE+.  

Help us to realize how very poor we are and that we are in need of everything... everything to make us acceptable unto GOD. 

 We thank THEE+ for cleansing us by Thy+ Blood.+  We bless THEE+ for illuminating us with Thy+ HOLY SPIRIT. We praise THEE+ for not letting us go.

Thanks be to THEE+ and to Our Heavenly FATHER for making a way for us to go through this sin-sick world and  come safely HOME to THEE+.  

Help us to live as though we know  that  JESUS CHRIST our LORD didn't come here to lose ! Not even one hair on our heads did HE+ lose!  

Glory to The FATHER, 
to The SON+, and 
to The BLESSED 
HOLY SPIRIT. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

HE+ Didn't Come Here to Lose !

ADVENT MEDITATION
#6

JESUS 2nd Coming With Angels in Glory
picture courtesy of
www.testimoniesof heavenandhell.com 

Revelation 12
Courtesy of BibleGateway.com

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 

And she being with CHILD+ cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 

And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her CHILD+ as soon as (it ) HE+ was born.

And she brought forth a MAN CHILD+, WHO+ was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her CHILD+ was caught up unto GOD, and to HIS throne. 

~  ~  ~

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our GOD, and the power of HIS CHRIST: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our GOD day and night. 
~  ~  ~

And they overcame him  

  • by the BLOOD+ of the LAMB+,  
  • and by the Word+ of their testimony; 
  •  and, they loved not their lives unto the death.

Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the MAN CHILD+.

And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which 
  • keep the commandments of GOD, and 
  • have the testimony of JESUS CHRIST.

Meditation ~ ~ ~ 

O THOU+ Who+ came to rule all nations with Thy+ Rod of Iron, strengthen my feeble knees. 

Help me to kneel to THEE+ alone, in this world which demands my allegiance to promote its deceptions. 

Help me to bend the knee only to THEE+ when tempted to discount Thy+ Word and yield my thoughts to the values and philosophies of this world.  

O LAMB+ Who+ came to rule with Thy+ Rod of Iron, strengthen my knees to hold firm without fear... when faced with the worries engendered by the fallen lying angels which appear to control this world ... for a short space.

Rule me, O LAMB+, with Thy+ Rod and Staff which comforts, not with that terrifying Rod of Iron.

O LAMB+ of GOD Who+ came to take away the sin of the world, have mercy upon me.

LORD JESUS CHRIST, LAMB+ of GOD, bearer of my sins, have mercy upon me. 

LORD JESUS CHRIST, LAMB+ of GOD, my SAVIOR+ ,  grant me Thy+ peace.

Amen


Monday, December 9, 2013

HE+ Didn't Come Here to Lose !

JESUS 2nd Coming With Angels in Glory
picture courtesy of
www.testimoniesof heavenandhell.com 

Advent Meditation #5
Scripture verses courtesy of BibleGateway.com

Jude 
verses 14,15
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, 

Behold, 
the LORD cometh 
with ten thousands of His+ saints,

To... 
  •  execute judgment upon all, 
and to... 
  • convince all that are ungodly among them 
of... 
  •  all their ungodly deeds 
> > >    which they have ungodly committed,

and of... 
  • all their hard speeches 
>  >  >   which ungodly sinners have spoken 

against HIM+.


Revelation 19  
Let us be glad and rejoice, 
and give honour to HIM+: 
for the marriage of the LAMB+ is come, 
and His+ wife hath made herself ready.

 And to her was granted 
that she should be arrayed 
in fine linen, 
clean and white: 
 for the fine linen is 
the righteousness of saints.

And HE+ was clothed 
with a vesture dipped in blood: 
and His+ Name is called 
The Word+ of God.

And the armies which were in Heaven 
followed HIM+ upon white horses, 
clothed in fine linen, 
white and clean.


Behold, 
the LORD cometh 


with ten thousands of His+ saints...

Revelation 6


And when he had opened the fifth seal, 
I saw under the altar 
the souls of them that were slain 
for the Word of God, 
and for the testimony which they held:

And they cried with a loud voice, saying, 
How long, O LORD, Holy and True, 
dost thou not judge and avenge our blood 
on them that dwell on the earth?


And white robes were given 
unto every one of them; 
and it was said unto them, 
that they should rest yet for a little season, 
until their fellowservants also and their brethren, 
that should be killed as they were, 
should be fulfilled.


Behold, 
the LORD cometh 


with ten thousands of His+ saints...

Psalm 149: 5-10

Let the saints be joyful  in glory:
let them sing aloud upon their beds.

Let the high praises of God 
be in their mouth, 
and a two-edged sword in their hand;


To execute... 

  •  vengeance upon the heathen, and 
  • punishments upon the people;



To bind... 
  • their kings with chains, and 
  • their nobles with fetters of iron;



To execute.... 
  • upon them the judgment written: 


this honour have 
all His+ saints.

Praise ye the LORD ! 



Behold, 
the LORD cometh 
with ten thousands of His+ saints...


O LORD GOD Who+ became Incarnate, taking upon THYSELF+ our nature and our form .... HELP US  to live in humility Incarnate, that we might take on THY+ nature and form, for all Eternity. 

Help us to live in such meekness Incarnate here on earth, that we might be granted rest in beds in GLORY, and be clothed in the Righteousness of the saints in Heaven, in garments of white linen, fair and clean.

We thank THEE+ , Heavenly KING+, for Thy+ First Advent, becoming Incarnate to deliver the people from sin, and for Thy+ Second Advent, to deliver the world from satan's hand... whose time is but short. 

CHRIST the KING+ ever reigns on High,
O Come, Let us adore HIM+ !






Friday, December 6, 2013

ADVENT MEDITATION #4... HE+ Didn't Come Here to Lose !

The Vision 
Given in the Year of Our LORD , 10.11.2013

In a quick glimpse, a snap-shot, 
I saw Our LORD JESUS CHRIST 
beginning to mount a white horse.
With an alert , "at the ready" smile, 
HE+ glanced over to see if I were taking good note. 
His+ face was full of Life  
... and determination.
.
.
And I saw Heaven opened, and behold 


A WHITE HORSE;


and HE+ that sat upon him 

was called FAITHFUL+ and TRUE+, 

and in righteousness 

HE+ doth judge

and 

make war.
Revelation 19:11
.
.
.

Revelation 14, verses 14, 15, 16

Courtesy of BibleGateway.com

14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the SON+ of MAN, having on HIS+ head a golden crown, and in HIS+ hand a sharp sickle.

15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to HIM+ that sat on the cloud, 

Thrust in THY+ sickle, 
and reap:

for the time is come 
for THEE+ to reap;

for the harvest 
of the earth is ripe.

16 And HE+ that sat on the cloud thrust in HIS+ sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

~  ~  ~

O, THOU+ unto Whom+ is given ALL AUTHORITY in Heaven and in Earth, JESUS CHRIST our LORD.... we pray this day for all the wayward ones, the ones living in sin, upon whom the Judgment and Wrath of GOD is about to fall !

We ask for conviction of sin, conviction of judgment, conviction of mercy, and the conviction of Thy+ love to fall upon the wayward ones we know, the rebellious ones among us, and the unregenerated ones who know not THEE+.

And, we ask for Thy+ conviction upon our own souls when our lives fail to bring that conviction upon all we meet... that conviction that falls by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT. 

Help us, O SAVIOR, to so live for THEE+ that others may sense Thy+ Presence powerfully.... even before  we open our mouths.

And when we do speak, let our every word reflect THEE+, O SAVIOR born Incarnate, in Spirit and in Truth. 

In the Name of Our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST we pray... 

Amen.