Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The PORTRAYED ONE+ ... Advent Meditations 2015


Very early in the ancient writings, Scripture  portrays our Coming MESSIAH+, The LORD JESUS CHRIST, in power and authority.

That  PROPHET+....

... HIM+ ye will hear!

Deuteronomy 18:13-15

 Thou shalt be perfect 
with The LORD thy God.

For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy GOD hath not suffered thee so to do.

The LORD thy GOD will raise up unto thee a PROPHET+ from the midst of thee, 
of thy brethren like me; 
unto HIM+ ye shall hearken;

Deuteronomy 18: 18-19

I will raise them up a PROPHET+ 
from among their brethren, 
like unto thee [ Moses ],

and will put MY Words in HIS+ mouth;

and HE+ shall speak unto
them all that I shall command HIM+.

19 And it shall come to pass,
that whosoever will not hearken
unto MY Words
which HE+ shall speak in MY Name,

I will require it of him.

{8085} [m"v; shama`, shaw-mah'; a primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience)...

The Jews sought out John the Baptist to inquire of him why he was baptizing.

It seems that they were well aware of Who+ THAT PROPHET+ was Whose+ coming was imminent.

John 1:19-21

19 And this is the record of John,
when the Jews sent priests and Levites 
from Jerusalem to ask him,
Who art thou?

20 And he confessed,
and denied not; but confessed,
I am not the CHRIST.

21 And they asked him,

What then? Art thou Elijah?

And he saith, I am not.

Art thou THAT PROPHET+ ?

And he answered,
NO !

John 1:29

 The next day John sees JESUS
coming unto him,
and says,

the LAMB+ of GOD,

WHO+ takes away
the sin of the world !

Let us pray:

O, Holy LAMB+ of GOD, WHO+ takes away the sin of the world, have mercy upon me.

Many times, O LORD, I have not heeded  THY+ call.  Many times. O LORD, I have ignored  THY+ Word.  I have no excuse, if THOU+ shouldest examine me.

Help me to walk softly before THEE+. Help me to listen for THY+ direction and to stop my Self, my head-strong will, and my mouth.

I renounce my self-will now and turn to THEE+.  With all of my heart, O CHRIST, I come to THEE+. 

Wilt THOU+ come to me ?

Yes, My+ child. Learn to listen to My+ Voice in everything you do. Go softly now, not head-strong, and await My+ direction even in little things.

Come unto ME+, follow MY+ leading, and My+ Will  gives  you rest and joy. For, My+ yoke is easy and My+ burden is light for everyone who forsakes his own will and follows ME+.

All glory, honor, and power be unto HIM+ that sitteth upon the Throne and unto The LAMB+ !  

Amen and Amen.  

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