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NEW BEGINNINGS

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                       NEW BEGINNINGS

Matthew 26:34-35 I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me tree times.” But Peter declared, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.”And all the other disciples said the same.”

The Scene: A symbolic rooster crows at sunrise.

Matthews 26:74-75 “Then he began to call down curses on himself and he swore to them, ‘I don’t know the man!’ Immediately a rooster crowed. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: ‘Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.’ And he went outside and wept bitterly.”

Why did Jesus choose a rooster to sound off, as a reminder, to peter, as he denied his Lord?

And why did the rooster crow three times? Possibly because the rooster crows at dawn—announcing a new day—in this case announcing a new beginning for the world. Jesus would soon be crucified and His resurrection would follow three days later. With the risen Lord came a new beginning for all mankind.

In the Bible numbers, 3 represents several things: completion, resurrection, divinity, entire,Trinity, perfection, divine witness, solid and real.

Jesuscrucifixion made His work on earth complete; Jesus died so that the entire world could live eternally in heaven, if people choose to believe in Him as the Son of God, Savior.

Jesus’ coming made Father God real in the hearts of men. Jesus said, “If you have seen Me you have seen the Father.” He was perfection in that He never sinned. Jesus is called the Rock, as in solid as the rock and we can count on Him. He is with us always, a part of the Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; And he was the divine witness of the one true God.

Lamentations 3:22-23 “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

2 Peter 1:19 “And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the Morning Star rises in your hearts.”

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MORNING STAR

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                                               MORNING STAR

2Peter 1:19 “And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.”

The Scene: A representation of the light of God illuminating the human heart.

Revelation 22:16 “I Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David and the bright Morning Star.”

2 Corinthians 4:6 “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”

Unsaved people will notice something is different about those who choose to follow the light of the Morning Star. The inward fire of God cannot be contained.

Isaiah 60:1 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.”

Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

Without the Morning Star in our hearts the Church cannot exhibit His divine love and power.

 

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SPIRIT OF LIGHT

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                                                                          SPIRIT OF LIGHT

Psalm 116:27 “ The Lord is God and he has made his light to shine upon us.”

The Scene: A Holy Spirit-authored dream; Jesus appearing as a Spirit of Light–a circle of light * going around the the earth looking for His righteous people, to illuminate those whose who will follow Him.

*The circle is a symbol of eternity and stands for perfect completeness.

Our God is complete unto Himself. He lacks nothing and desires the same for His people.

2 Corinthians 4:6 “For God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness, made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.’”

Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

 

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SWEETER THAN HONEY

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                                                           SWEETER THAN HONEY

Psalm 19:9-10 “ The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the Lord are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.”

The Scene: A jar of honey with a picture (label) of a flower and a bee extracting the nectar from the flower, symbolic of God’s Word.

Proverbs 24:13-14 “Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste. Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.”

God’s Word taken in is sweet to the soul. We gain spiritual strength from His Word. We can gain Spiritual wisdom, knowledge and understanding.

Without God’s Word we have none of the above. Jesus is the Word. When Christians read the Bible we are taking Jesus inside us, growing in maturity.

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HEED THE CALL

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Romans 11:29 “For God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.”

The Scene: A Holy Spirit-authored song given to the writer in a dream.

“Heed the call. Heed the call.

Jesus Christ has come!

Jesus, the Messiah has come!

He gave His all for me.

Heed the call. Heed the call.

Jesus heard the Father’s call.

Go my Son and heal them all.

Save my people. Heed the call.

Go my Son. Stop the fall.

Break down the curtain wall,

that they, my flock may heed the call.”

Heed the call. Heed the call.

Jesus Christ has come!

Heed: To mind; to regard with care; to take notice of; to attend to; to observe.(Dictionary of English Language: Noah Webster 1828)

Proverbs 16:20 “Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.”

Psalm 107:43 “ Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the Lord.”

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COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

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                                       COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

Psalm128:1-2 “Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in his ways.”

The Scene: a pastoral scene with the many numbers “1” representing blessings, like in the song, “Count Your Many Blessings, count them one by one.” * Also see the 3 doves overlooking the scene, symbolic of the Holy Trinity.

Philippians 4:19 “And my God will meet your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Christians.”

Even on our darkest days we can count our many blessings.

  • “Count your many blessings, name them one by one.

  • Count your many blessings, see what God has done.

  • Count your many blessings, name them one by one.

  • And it will surprise you, what the Lord hath done.”

*Lyrics by Johnson Oatman (1897)

NOT OF THIS WORLD

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                                                                      NOT OF THIS WORLD

John 17:14 “I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.”

The Scene: Earth with the black cancellation symbol around it

This world, as we know it,will one day be gone. We have God’s Word on it.

John 15:19 “ As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”

Revelation 21:1 “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.”

The bride of Christ will occupy their new home, the New Jerusalem—the City of God.

Those who have believed God’s Word and have chosen His way proclaim that “Jesus is Lord.” They have gained salvation, and are sanctified by the great I AM, prepared to leave this world behind.

Pray for those whom you know who have not yet made this choice.