Wednesday, December 05, 2012
7:42 AM 12/5/2012
Good Morning ,,
well 20 more days yay I love this time of year .. I taught children for a long time and we had it in July to was fun .. Just simple and fun ..
Luke 2: 8 ¶ And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
can you imagine how the shepherds felt .. this Angel appears the angel had the Glory of the lord around him so .. It had to be one Bright moment ..
We as Born again Christians should stand out like a sore thumb .. I was asked once if you were on Trail for being a Christan would they have enough
evidence to convict you .. Good Question .. I hope they would .. I think of the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,
what they said to the King .. Daniel 3 : 16 answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.
17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
they would not bow to the king ..and if you read the story then they were to be bound and cast in a fiery furnace .. for not bowing to a king ..
19 ¶ Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.
20 And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.
21 Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
22 Therefore because the king's commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.
25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire.
27 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of
their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.
I know there are so many things in this world that get in front of us if we don't stay focused .. It can be as simple as a tv .. I know God wants us to trust him ..
like these men did and not to bow to the things of this world ..Jesus came to set us free .. So we can run his race till he comes back for us .. Which I feel is
soon .. I just want to do his will .. He said go and preach the gospel ... So as we approach the day we celebrate his Birth .. we need to never forget why he came..
we are not here to store up things .. they will pass away .. we are here to Preach and teach the gospel .. lay hands on the sick .. visit the ones who need help ..
Our Father will provide for us .. but there are a lot of people who don't know him... I talk to people who say there is no God .. they have no hope .. I praise
God we have hope .. he sent his son to die for all of us .. Its not Gods will that any should parish .. I pray we reach as many as we can before we leave here ..
If you don't know him it is so easy .. Just ask God to forgive you for your past Sins and ask Jesus to come in your heart .. he so loves you .. don't worry if you
have things you are not doing right .. believe me when I say we all do .. I still do ... So much of my past .. I am not proud of but I am forgiven .. now I just
try to stay in The spirit ... Im so excited as I see the day approaching .. But my heart cries out for the lost .. Please remember to pray for each other ..
God loves you and so do I ... Lets pray in one accord ... and we will see a great revival .. please remember Israel .. you are blessed lets be a Blessing to
someone today ... love Betty