…THINK ON THESE THINGS…

 

IN THE BEGINNING, GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH.  GENESIS 1:1

 

AND THE LORD GOD FORMED MAN FROM THE DUST OF THE GROUND, AND BREATHED INTO HIS NOSTRILS THE BREATH OF LIFE, AND MAN BECAME A LIVING SOUL.  GENESIS 2:7

 

AND THE LORD GOD CAUSED A DEEP SLEEP TO FALL UPON ADAM, 

AND HE SLEPT, AND HE TOOK ONE OF HIS RIBS,

AND CLOSED UP THE FLESH INSTEAD THEREOF;

AND THE RIB,WHICH THE LORD GOD HAD TAKEN FROM MAN,

MADE HE A WOMAN, AND BROUGHT HER UNTO THE MAN.  

  AND ADAM SAID, THIS IS NOW BONE OF MY BONES,

AND FLESH OF MY FLESH; SHE SHALL BE CALLED WOMAN,

BECAUSE SHE WAS TAKEN OUT OF MAN.

THEREFORE SHALL A MAN LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER,

AND SHALL CLEAVE UNTO HIS WIFE:

AND THEY SHALL BE ONE FLESH. 

GENESIS 2:22-24

 

WHAT THEREFORE,

GOD HAS JOINED TOEGETHER,

LET NOT MAN PUT ASUNDER.  MARK 10:9

 

 

 

AND WHEN THE LORD SAW THAT HE TURNED ASIDE TO SEE, GOD CALLED UNTO HIM OUT OF THE MIDDLE OF THE BUSH, AND SAID, MOSES, MOSES.  AND HE SAID, HERE AM I.   AND HE SAID, DRAW NOT NEAR HERE, PUT OFF THE SHOES FROM YOUR FEET, FOR THE PLACE ON WHICH YOU STAND IS HOLY GORUND;

MOREOVER HE SAID, I AM THE GOD OF YOUR FATHER, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB.  AND MOSES HID HIS FACE; FOR HE WAS AFRAID TO LOOK UPON GOD.

AND THE LORD SAID, I HAVE SURELY SEEN THE AFFLICTION OF MY PEOPLE WHICH ARE IN EGYPT, AND HAVE HEARD THEIR CRY BY REASON OF THEIR TASKMASTERS; FOR I KNOW THEIR SORROWS;

AND I AM COME DOWN TO DELIVER THEM…    EXODUS 3:4-7

 

HOW BEAUTIFUL UPON THE MOUNTAINS

ARE THE FEET OF HIM THAT BRINGS GOOD NEWS,

THAT PUBLISHES PEACE;

THAT BRINGS GOOD  TIDINGS OF GOOD,

THAT PUBLISHES SALVATION; THAT SAYS UNTO ZION,

YOUR GOD REIGNS…

THE LORD HAS MADE BARE HIS HOLY ARM

IN THE EYES OF ALL THE NATIONS;

AND ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

SHALL SEE THE SALVATION OF OUR GOD.

BEHOLD MY SERVANT SHALL DEAL PRUDENTLY,

HE SHALL BE EXALTED

AND EXTOLLED,

AND BE VERY HIGH.

AS MANY WERE ASTONISHED AT YOU;’

HIS VISAGE WAS SO MARRED  MORE THAN ANY MAN;

AND HIS FORM MORE THAN THE SONS OF MAN.

WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?

AND TO WHOM IS THE ARM OF THE LORD REVEALED?

…THERE IS NO BEAUTY THAT WE SHOULD DESIRE HIM.

HE IS DESPISED AND REJECTED OF MEN;

A MAN OF SORROWS:

YET WE DID NOT

ESTEEM HIM STRICKEN,

SMITTEN OF GOD,

AND AFFLICTED.

BUT HE WAS WOUNDED FOR OUR

TRANSGRESSIONS,

HE WAS BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES:

THE CHASTISEMENT  OF OUR PEACE

WAS UPON HIM;

AND WITH HIS STRIPES

WE ARE HEALED.

ALL WE HAVE LIKE SHEEP

GONE ASTRAY;

WE HAVE TURNED EVERY ONE TO OUR OWN WAY;

AND THE LORD HAS LAID ON HIM

THE INIQUITY OF US ALL.

ISAIAH 52:10, 13, 14;  53:1-6

Dear friend, you may be a Jew, or a Muslim, or a Bhuddist, an Atheist, a pragmatist, or a football fan.  You may be a member of the Illuminati world wide, or a Rosicrusionist, or perhaps a plain commoner.  It doesn’t matter what name you go by, what society or club, or organization you belong to.  It doesn’t matter whether you are famous or not, important or not.  You are in great need of God.

But it does matter to God, the Almighty, the God who appeared to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and who appeared to Moses, who YOU are. You do matter to Him very much.  He has seen your affliction, your inner turmoil, your anxiety, and fears, your guilt, your shame, your spiritual nakedness.  His eyes have been on you from the day you were conceived.  He knows that you cannot save yourself from your own enslavements, and your own prison house.  He knows how you have tried and cried to be free.  He knows the journey you have taken, and He weeps for you.  His compassion toward you is greater than that of any other.

The Almighty God, the God of all the spirits of men, has come down to deliver you.  He came and clothed Himself in a body of flesh like yours.  He became one of us.   And as one of us, He suffered at the hands of men inspired by the Devil and who were fueled by their own greed and hatred.  He was afflicted with your afflictions.  He was bruised and crushed with your bruisings and crushings.  He allowed His Father in Heaven to whip Him at the hand of men with your whippings.  Yes this Son of Man, was whipped for you, in your place.  He was disfigured more than any other man because you matter to Him.

He gave His all for you so that you may have His all – if you give Him your all.

He laid down His life for you so that you may take up His life in you – if you give Him your life.

He emptied Himself so that you may be filled with all His goodness and truth – if you empty yourself to Him.

God bared His arm for you so that you may not remain naked and ashamed before Him.

He calls you by your name, just as He called to Moses by name. 

He longs to call you “My son.”

He longs for you to reply “My Father”

Today if you will hear His voice…do not harden your heart as Israel did in the day they provoked the Lord to anger in the wilderness, and they perished in the filth of their own sins.  The Lord is gracious and full of tender mercies, and is ready to forgive.  He wants to bless you with all His riches in Glory by Christ Jesus.

You believe in God.  Believe also in Jesus.  He is your Salvation.  Call upon Him today.  Put your trust in Him completely.  Don’t hang on to your sin.  For sin has a reward…eternal separation from God.  Give all your sin and sinfulness over to Jesus.  Cast it all upon Him.  Love Him. Read His Word and do it, and you will be blessed.  He wants you to open your heart and soul to Him, as He longs to open His to you.  He waits for you….

Blessed is the man who hears and does the words of Jesus Christ. Matthew 7:24, 25.

The end of the harvest is near….