NEW SEASON COMING

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NEW SEASON COMING

Zechariah 2:5  ” ‘And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will be its glory within.’ ”

The Scene: A night scene; a field of tall grass being burned off purposely so new growth will come, replacing the previous season’s  grasses.

Each year the tall grasses of the prairie are purposely set ablaze by the ranchers and farmers in the area. This may seem a harsh treatment at the time and will look ugly, for a short period. But the burning is necessary to preserve the life of the prairie plants.

The day of the Lord is coming! The Holy Spirit uses this “burning of the grasses” scene to give us hope. All people are going through a season. A new season is coming–the season of the Lord.  Before this new season can come a time of trouble (the burning process) which is painful and ugly must occur. A better time and new season will come. We have God’s promises.

2 Peter 3:10, 13 “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.”

Revelation 21:4-5 ” He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’ Then he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.’ ”

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HIS POWER

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HIS POWER

Job 42:2 “I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.”

The Scene: The aftereffects of a nuclear explosion, rising high into the air, thousands of feet and spreading out looking like a very large mushroom cloud–an exhibit of a tremendous release of power. “And yet nothing can compare to my power,” said the Lord.

1 Chronicles 29:11-12 “Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power * and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; You are the ruler of all things, in your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.”*

*A part of King David’s prayer, from 1 Chronicles 29:1-13

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DECEIVED

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Luke 21:8 “He replied: ‘Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, “I am he,” and, “The time is near.” Do not follow them.’ ”

The Scene: A split picture, a vision of the moon first looking full, bright, and smooth. Next is seen a telephoto shot/picture close up showing all the craters, pockmarks, mountains, ridges, a rough surface from meteor hits, etc., the way the moon really appears.

The Holy Spirit explained: “The moon is much like the world; at first seems bright, smooth but the telescope view reveals the real true moon–dull, rough surface.” Also at first the moon seems to have a  self-generated light source.  Closer investigation reveals that the light is  reflected from the sun in our solar system.

Much of what is observed in the world is not as it appears:  seen as good by worldly people, but  seen as evil by Father God, His Son, the Holy Spirit and His children, Christian believers.

As Christians we are called to examine everything for God’s truth. When we allow the Holy Spirit to guide us, we will not be deceived by worldly people.

Obadiah 1:3-4 ” The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, ‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’  Though you soar like an eagle and make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down, declares the Lord.”

When people follow their own hearts, their own flesh, they will be self-deceived. Rather, we are called to follow after the truth which only comes from God.

John 16:13 “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you.”

So pray daily, often as necessary, for God to give you His wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and discernment in all  you do.

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SEATED WITH HIM

SEATED WITH HIM

SEATED WITH HIM

Ephesians 2:6-7 ” And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.”

The Scene: A chair symbolic of God’s heavenly throne.

Through God’s grace and mercy He has made it possible, by His promises, to sit with Him in His heavenly realm–He says so in His Word!

Revelation 3:21-22 “To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on His throne.  He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

Matthew Henry Commentary tells us, “Christ himself had met with his temptations and conflicts. He overcame them all, and was more than a conquer. Those who are conformed to Christ in his trials and victories shall be conformed to him in his glory.” (published by Zondervan-1960 Edition)

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GOD’S MERCY AND GRACE

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GOD’S MERCY AND GRACE *

1 Peter 1:3-5 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade–kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.”

The Scene: Two bottles of grape juice or wine** one full, the other empty and a full glass of either.

SYMBOLISM:

  •  full glass: Jesus’ shed blood given for  believers in Jesus Christ the Son of God, Savior.
  • empty bottle: the world will always let us down and condemn the children of God.
  • full bottle: God’s mercy and grace; whenever we need help we can imbibe His mercy and grace, which is always available to believers, when they pray to our Father God in Jesus’ mighty name. 2 Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.

*He is Jehovah Tsidkenu (our Righteousness)

** May be grape juice or wine based on the reader preference: the Holy Spirit does not want to offend anyone reading His Word because the Spirit is the teacher of the Word of God.

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HIS HOLY MOUNTAIN

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HIS HOLY MOUNTAIN

Isaiah 2:3 ” Many peoples will come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.’ The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”

The Scene:  a picture of a mountain, maybe Mt. Zion or Herman* with the Trinity symbolized above the mountain by 3 birds in flight.  *Herman the highest point in the region (over 9000′ high). On the mountain Jesus was transfigured and Father God proclaimed, “This is My Son, whom I love, with Him I Am well pleased, listen to Him!”  See Matthew 17:5ff

Jesus on earth came as the Father’s representative. The strength, power, glory, majesty of God are often mentioned in the Holy Scriptures and tell of the high places where God dwells.

Isaiah 2:2 “In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.”

We are called to look forward to that day when the bride of Christ will rule and reign with Jesus Christ from His holy mountain.

Psalm 99:9 “Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the Lord our God is holy.”

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ALMIGHTY GOD

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ALMIGHTY GOD

Psalm 34:9-10 “Fear* the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing. The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”    *FEAR: practical piety, one’s godly character (Unger’s Bible Dictionary)

The Scene: a long row of very large grain storage elevators/silos full of every kind of grain. A sign of “no lack” when asked about God’s** provision for His people.

Psalm 111:5 ” He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.”

Psalm 144:13 ” Our barns will be filled with every kind of provision. Our sheep will increase by thousands, by tens of thousands in our fields.”

Psalm 65:9 You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it.”

**Jehovah Jireh: Jehovah will provide; (Unger’s Bible Dictionary)  He is our Almighty God.

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