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ONE WHO SERVES

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ONE WHO SERVES

Philippians 2:6-8  “Who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death–even death on a cross!”

The Scene: The act of a servant washing the feet of another person.

John 13:3-17 (Read) Jesus washed the feet of the disciples. Their feet came in contact with the earth (the earth representing the world, a dirty, dusty place, sinful). Therefore, washing the feet means to clean up oneself and be separate from the world system and values, i.e., man’s values vs. God’s.

The feet represent ministry. Isaiah 52:7 “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!'”

The bigger picture is one of ministry to others. We are called daily to put on the whole armor of God which includes putting on the shoes/sandals of the gospel. See Ephesians 6:14-18.

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TREE OF LIFE

TREE OF LIFETREE OF LIFE

Proverbs 3:13,17 ” Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding…Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed.”

The Scene: Symbolic tree of life, looking like a cross.

Revelation 2:7 ” He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.”

Revelation 22:3 “On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing  twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.”

Jesus’ cross, on which  he was sacrificed in obedience to His heavenly Father, was a tree of death to many.  But to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the cross is the tree of life for all  eternity, for all humanity who will accept Jesus’ atoning death and resurrection:  John 3:15  “That everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.”

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY

Psalm 91:1,4 ” He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”

God will not fail those who love Him and are called unto His purpose. (Romans 8:28). God keeps His word.

The Scene: The Cross and Holy Spirit’s winged shadow, extending from the cross arms.

God’s people have God’s favor.

Psalm 90:17 “May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us–yes, establish the work of our hands.”

Psalm 36:7 “How priceless is your unfailing love!  Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.”

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I AM NEAR

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                                 I AM NEAR

Matthew 1:23 “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son and they will call him ‘Immanuel’–which means, ‘God with us.'”

The Scene: representation of Jesus, Immanuel, walking along the seashore.

A  vision given by the Holy Spirit to the writer:  Jesus said, as He walked along the seashore, “Wait but a little while longer.  Remember I am with you always, for I AM Immanuel.  I am the God of Isaac, Abraham and Jacob and all those who choose to follow me and call me Lord, and who will keep my Word.”

1Timothy 1:15,4:10 “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst… (and for this we labor and strive), that we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe.”

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HORNS

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HORNS.jpgMark 9:1
” And He said to them, ‘I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power.”

The Scene: Horns of different kinds are mentioned throughout the Holy Scriptures; horns of many kinds were used to gain the attention of the people for various reasons, such as assembly, festivals, marching to battle, gratitude to God for a victory in battle.

(See examples below)

1 Corinthians 14:8 ” Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle.”

Leviticus 23:33“The Lord said to Moses, ‘Say to the Israelites: On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts. This was the Feast of Trumpets.

1 Corinthians 15:51-53 “Listen , I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed–in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the imperishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.”

Numbers 10:1-4 ” The Lord said to Moses,’Make two trumpets of hammered silver, use them for calling the community together and for having camp set out. When both are sounded the whole community is to assemble before the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. If only one is sounded, the leaders–the heads of the clans of Israel–are to be assembled before you.'”

The two silver trumpets were assembly horns; also, they were to be used as battle horns and after Israel’s victories they were used as memorial to God, for having given them the victory. (See Numbers 5-10)

To the Christians, not just the Jews, these horns have special meanings; Which bring hope of our Lord’s return and of the promises of having an eternal time with Jesus in heaven.

God’s people are listening for those trumpet sounds, looking to that great day when they will rule and reign, during the millennium,  with Him.

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DO ALL TO THE GLORY OF GOD

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                                          DO ALL TO THE GLORY OF GOD

1 Corinthians 10:31 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

The Scene: Knitting needles at work.

“In God’s kingdom everything is important to Him,” the Holy Spirit said.

Colossians 3:23-24 “Whatever you do work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. Since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Proverbs 10:4 “Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.”

The Word tells us we are capable of accomplishing much with God’s help.

Philippians 4:13 “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”

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MORE OF JESUS

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“More of Jesus, Less of me.”

2 Cor. 5:14-15 “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that One died for all and therefore all died. And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died for them and was raised again.”

If God’s people are to truly represent God’s love to others, be “Ambassadors for Christ”,2 Cor. 5:20, we must do as Paul said.

Helen H. Lemmel wrote” Turn your eyes upon Jesus“, (a song) “Look full in His wonderful face and the things of earth grow strangely dim, in the light of His Glory and Grace.”

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