From my house to yours: I pray that everyone’s holidays are blessed and that everyone has a fabulous New Year (2017). Shalom!
Let us always be ready not only to rejoice with the folks who want us to celebrate with them but also be ready to care for the ones who need us to demonstrate compassion for them.
Colors absolutely do matter. Indeed, it is believed that our favorite colors reveal our personality—our character and our ways of behaving. However, when we are reborn, God reproduces His Character and Behavioral Traits in us. He progressively transforms us—via His Holy Spirit’s Sanctification Process—until we are Christlike, or the perfect blend of all colors!
Memorial Day weekend and Memorial Day are the days leading up to and including the holiday that most, if not all, Americans spend time remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. May we never forget that FREEDOM isn’t free!
The Creator intended for Adam to pass on to his offspring God’s Likeness, Image, and Nature. When Adam failed, because of sin, God sent His only begotten Son to restore in mankind EVERYTHING Adam had lost, which was God’s spiritual DNA (Divine Nature and Authority, which include but are not limited to His Power and His Will). These Divine Truths are why it is only by way of the Holy Spirit that God’s Kingdom on Earth is able to manifest righteousness, peace, and joy, and this manifestation happens only when those individuals who have God’s spiritual DNA are functioning as the holy, righteous, and spiritually wealthy royal kings and queens God has raised them in Christ Jesus to be.
More than ever before, the whole Earth groans for relief, consolation, healing, and peace from pain and suffering, as well as peace from global chaos and injustices. God’s answer: Have peace WITH Him, by surrendering to Jesus the Christ’s Lordship, which is demonstrated in their trust and obedience to the Word of God. Moreover, trust and obedience make it possible for believers who are at peace WITH God to experience an ongoing sense of the peace OF God. This incomprehensible peace OF God is what causes believers, in the midst of all their problems and troubles, to rest in the strength of the Lord’s everlasting arms. This peace OF God also is what causes believers to rely on the Lord’s supernatural power to meet all of their needs, especially everything they need to keep their whole spirit, whole soul, and whole body blameless!
If we are true believers, then it should be apparent to us that Jesus the Christ wants to be more to us than the ONE who provides our fire insurance.
Will the current peace process in the Middle East yield lasting peace? The answer to this question is a resounding NO. Moreover, the everlasting true “peace” that Jesus the Christ will bring about only can happen through a bloody and violent conquest.