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Snow Like Wool

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Psalm 146:12; 15, 16 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion! He sends out His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly. He give snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes;

We awoke this morning to a white blanket on the ground! This is our only visible evidence of winter. We've had the cold, damp days but this year this is the only evidence of the season. Now, I am thankful that we have not experienced the heavy snows that have been falling in the Midwest, but if we must have winter then I do like to see a little evidence of it! My hubby says it's about 1 3/4 inches.

Job 37:5, 6 God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things which we cannot comprehend. For He says to the snow. Fall on the earth; Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength.

God is so awesome! Have you ever done a word study on the word "snow"? Here's something interesting that I discovered in my study this morning:

Job 24:19 As drought and heat consume the snow waters, So the grave consumes those who have sinned.

Grave -- Hebrew word sheol -- means hades or the world of the dead; grave, hell, pit.

Consume -- Hebrew word gazal -- means to pluck off; seize, to flay, strip or rob; catch, consume, exercise [robbery]; rob, spoil, take away by force, violence, tear.

God's word says that just like drought and heat take away by force the snow that falls on the earth, so Hades or hell takes away by force those who have sinned. Sin robs people of their life and sends them to the place of the dead, the grave, hell, the pit. There is nothing, in and of themselves, that men can do to stop their sin from consuming them. Sin seizes a person, robs them of their destiny, and ultimately sends them to hell.

But wait! There is something that will redeem man, or buy Him back from his sin.

Isiah 1:18 "Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.

There is an antidote to sin; something that will turn it from red to white as snow! What could it be? There is hope for man's sin found in the sinless blood of the Lamb!

2 Corinthians 5:17; 21 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

There is One who paid the price for our sin, that we might not be seized by it, consumed by force and taken to the place of the dead, of hell! His name is Jesus!

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Sin pays a wage; it is death, going to the place of the dead, that place where man is eternally separated from His God; the place of torment, that place called Hades or Hell. But God has given us a gift of eternal life that was purchased by Jesus Christ our Lord. There is an antidote to sin; it is life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

But how can we appropriate this gift into our lives? A gift cannot be given without it being received. We simply receive the free gift of salvation made possible through the blood of Jesus.

Romans 10:8-13 But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, "Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame." For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For "whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved."

How do we call on the Lord to receive this free gift of salvation? We pray. It is what we believe in our hearts about Jesus and confessing Him as Lord and Savior of our lives that we are saved from the sin that consumes us. Have you prayed to receive Jesus into your heart? Have you asked Him to save you from the eternity that without Him will seize you and place your soul in Hell? If not, and you would like to do that, please pray this prayer with me and sincerely mean it in your heart:

Father, I come before You this morning realizing that if I don't ask Jesus into my heart to be my own personal Lord and Savior that I will spend my eternity separated from You in a place called Hades, or Hell. I do not want to go there. I believe in my heart that Jesus paid the price for my sin; that His blood is the antidote for my sin. I believe that He is Your Son, the One You sent to pay the price for my sin. I believe that He died paying that price for sin, was buried, that You raised Him from the dead and that He lives to ever make intercession for mankind. I ask You, Lord Jesus, to come into my heart and save me. I confess You as my own personal Lord and Savior and I vow to live each day of my life for You. Thank You for saving me. These things I pray believing in the name of Jesus that I will receive what I have asked of You. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer with me this morning and really meant it in your heart, the grave or Sheol, Hades, Hell, will not consume or seize you when you die. You have a place reserved in Heaven with God and His Son, Jesus Christ. You are now a new creation in Christ Jesus! Hell cannot torment you; the grave cannot consume you! You have been given life and that more abundantly. Jesus said He came that we might have life and that we might have it in abundance! Welcome to the family of God!

Father, I thank You for those that have accepted Jesus into their hearts this morning. I thank You for the snow and how we can even see through the visible effects of our weather that You reign supreme and the snow gives us a picture of how You cleanse us from our sins. It is evident that You planned for this weather event to reflect Your goodness and that when we look at the snow we are reminded of how You make us white as snow from the effects of our sin. Thank You, Father, for making it possible that we can be set free from the grip of death! Thank You for giving us life in Christ Jesus. We, as Christians, do not have to face the torment of Hell, but instead have been given a place in Heaven with You for all eternity. Thank You, Lord, for giving us the freedom to choose life over death, blessing over curses, freedom over bondage. Thank You for Jesus! Amen.

Isaiah 55:10, 11 "For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

Thank You, Lord, for not allowing Your word to return to you void! But thank You for causing it to accomplish what You have sent it out to do this morning!
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    Happy Sunday Avanell! emoticon

    Great Teaching! Beautiful Pictures. This teaching can be used for anything Jesus Sacrifice Gave us. So I confessed Him as my Healer and EVERYTHING else! The Word is SO Powerful And Faith in The Word gives us EVERYTHING we need! I thank The Lord for His Provision for us in EVERY area of our lives. I'm determined to live the victorious life Jesus gave us, Thanks again for such a marvelous teaching.
    Many Blessings!
    1910 days ago
    Absolutely beautiful. I loved your blog. I really don't like the cold that comes with the snow, but I can see the beauty in it. I always remind myself when I say that I really don't like snow, that God gives us exactly what we need when we need it. I should be more appreciative. Thank you for sharing this Avanell. Love your background too. Is this something you have made? I must investigate your pictures.. hehe. Have a beautiful Sunday. emoticon
    1910 days ago
    Even when we get a lot of snow, I will never look at it the same way. Thank you for your great lesson. I look forward to each day to new learning. Right now I need to get into prayer before going to bed and try to start tomorrow off with a new step and in the right direction after spending 2 days trying to eat my way into comfort. Thank you for the goodie Avanell and may God richly bless you. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1910 days ago
    Beautiful blog!
    1911 days ago
    I love it!! Amen.

    God bless,

    1911 days ago
  • MARYBETH4884
    Our Christmas Eve service was based on Isaiah 1:18. I will never look at snow the same! Thanks for the reminder! We haven't gotten any snow this year! emoticon
    1911 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/2/2013 3:56:57 PM
    Thank you for sharing; may many come to know the LOrd through this blog.

    When it snowed yesterday, I immediatley thought of Isaiah 1:18
    Though your sins be as scarlet they shall be as white as snow.....
    1911 days ago
    God does reign supreme and if you want some more snow we can send you some from Ontario Canada
    1911 days ago
  • KALLIE1958AR
    Love the pics sis and I pray also that God thru Jesus saves all that are lost and come to your Blog .. draw lord .. love you sis awesome Blog .. love Betty emoticon
    1911 days ago
  • MZLADY77
    emoticon emoticon Positive about snow...God is going to have His way..He is in control of everything. Everything He said. It shall appear and it is so!
    Amen! emoticon Nice pictures! emoticon
    1911 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/2/2013 10:48:00 AM
    The LORD does whatever pleases him, in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths. Ps. 135:6

    Winter, Spring, Fall, Summer, and in all He is Supreme. He is not a task maker, but wants us to look to the seasons, "For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven."

    Love you, Avanell, and need to catch up with you. Today is an unexpected season.
    1911 days ago
    emoticon for sharing
    1911 days ago
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