Worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+ that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing! Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto HIM that sitteth on the throne and unto The LAMB+ for ever and ever. Amen.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Why Do We Forget ASCENSION DAY ?
COME BACK, Oh, COME BACK !
Ascension Day is a Christian holiday celebrated 40 days after Easter to commemorate Jesus’ bodily ascension to heaven in the presence of his apostles. Some Icelanders go to church; others relax at home or take part in outdoor recreation. Children are given the day off from school and most workplaces are closed.
one of the oldest Christian holidays and marks the beginning of Pentecost or Whitsunday. It has been celebrated since 400 AD.
Remembering the Ascension in Shekinah Glory ofOur Risen LORDis good...
not just because it is traditionally
remembered by the church proper
... and not just because it IS WRITTEN
but because it strengthens our on-ward walk towardsJESUS ... a strengthening ever needful as the time is drawing close for persecution and judgment to occur in our own backyards.
Why DO WE celebrate Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine's Day more emphatically and with more joy than we celebrate
Ascension Day ?
If we would have experienced the anguish of heart and hope first-hand at the crucifixion of Our innocent LORD JESUS...
If we would have witnessed Our Beloved Resurrected LORD JESUS eating honey comb and fish...
If we would have walked along that road to Emmaus and heard HIM+ open the Scriptures unto our burning ears and hearts...
Then... perhaps then,
we would not miss keeping the HOLY DAY remembrance of Our Risen LORD JESUS rising up to Heaven in some kind of a shekinah glory cloud...
with the Angels telling us ... this SAME JESUS which is taken up into Heaven
... SHALL COME AGAIN
in like manner
as we have seen HIM+
go into Heaven!
+ + +
In the soon coming days, we will ALL BE CRYING for The LORD JESUS to return swiftly and end the testing of our faith. There are enough natural disasters and man-made disasters upon us to have men's hearts failing them for fear, if we look at them seriously and globally.
Let us SET OUR AFFECTION on things above, above all, upon JESUS HIMSELF +.
That is the only thing that will strengthen us when persecution comes as the globe reels and rocks like a chased roe or persecution comes by demon-possessed rulers and their gunships targeting the Followers of JESUS CHRIST. It is real. It is happening. Yes... there is COMING A DAY when we will NOT FORGET His+ Glorious Ascension... and we will long to be lifted up with HIM+ ... as HE+ is returning in the clouds !
Oh, LET HIS+ FEET
the Mount of Olives
O LION of JUDAH !
Take up your throne,
Bring RELEASE TO THIS EARTH
and the CONSUMMATION
of HIS+ Kingdom's Reign... *
LET it ALL COME !
May The LORD grant us His+ Strength to stand faithful unto the end, dear ones.
* Lyrics from LION of JUDAH,
sung by JM Talbot, written by Ted Sandquist