My Grace and Truth Family,
The Holy Ghost brings to my remembrance the faithfulness of our Father God to take us in and bring us out of situations. We have heard Him speak His purpose, and we have seen Him perform His Word. HE has manifested His love towards us. This is our choral response to HIM: “We will bless You, oh, Lord; we will bless You oh, Lord, with hearts of thanksgiving we will bless You oh, Lord. With our hands lifted up and our mouths filled with praise (with our hearts of thanksgiving), we will bless You oh, Lord!”
In this very “Kairos” moment we receive the “good news” sent from “our Father” by the birth of Jesus, our Lord: “…and on earth peace, good will toward men”!
Hallelujah to our God! Let us worship HIM together.
Love in Christ Jesus,
The Day of “Now”
“Now the birth of Jesus Christ …”
This “Now” was a kairos moment in a chronos time line …that opportune, critical, moment in (tick tock) time, where something happens that changes things eternally. [Pastor]
For “When the fullness of the time was come, God (Who only operates in the fullness of time) sent forth His Son, made of a woman (His mother Mary …found with child of the Holy Ghost [Matt. 1:18c]), subject to the law, ‘to free those who, just like Him, were subject to the law,’ [the voice] that we mightreceive the adoption (or placement) of sons (to be adopted is to be set in place). And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth The Spirit of His Son into your hearts, (the release that changed things eternally), crying Abba, Father.”
[Gal. 4-6/kjv; Pastor]
MILD HE LAYS HIS GLORY BY,
BORN THAT MAN NO MORE MAY DIE:
BORN TO RAISE THE SONS OF EARTH,
BORN TO GIVE THEM SECOND BIRTH.
HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING,
“GLORY TO THE NEW-BORN KING!”
The leaders of the synagogue were upset and offended by Jesus, saying, “Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?” Who had no religious motivation to follow Jesus …yet, they were drawn by His every word.
So, the question becomes, (a) What was Jesus saying to them? Such that it would be a continual cause of concern, and offense, for the religious leaders? And, another question is, (b) What was going on inside the publican and sinner’s hearts and minds as well …in other words, What was the hunger? and What was the bait?
Now, it was in that context that Jesus began to minister the parable of the prodigal son; which spoke to the Love of God for the lost and dis-enfranchised; or, “whosoever believeth,” Saying,
“I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” For, it is written, “In due season, Christ died for the ungodly.”
[Luke 15:11-32; Matt. 9:13; Romans 5:6]
INTO MY HEART, INTO MY HEART,
COME INTO MY HEART, LORD JESUS;
COME IN TODAY, COME IN TO STAY;
COME INTO MY HEART, LORD JESUS.
[Harry D. Clark] (1888-1957)