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June 1, 2013

Which Land

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Exodus 3:8. I have come down to deliver them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up from that land to a land that is both good and spacious, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the region of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites.

Before we meet God through His Son, Jesus, we dwell in Egypt. This is a land of slavery to sin. When we meet God we begin our journey in the wilderness of sanctification. We are headed for Canaan, the promised land. It is a land rich in the blessings of God. The Hebrews struggled in the wilderness. They wanted God’s blessings but did not want to be obedient to His commands. Because of their continual disobedience they wandered in the wilderness for 40 years. When they did approach the promised land they doubted it was really for them. (Read the story for yourself in Exodus). We are like those Hebrews. We wander around in our wilderness in and out of obedience to God. Many don’t know of a promised land. Some don’t think it’s for them. This promised land is where we walk daily with our God. When we learn to open ourselves up to the power of God’s Holy Spirit within us we receive His power to walk on through the wilderness and take possession of the promised land. Our question is which land are we in, Egypt, the wildness or the land of promise?

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December 25, 2011

Advent 29

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Luke 3:6 And all mankind will see God’s salvation.’

Blessed Christmas.  Jesus, God’s Son and God’s salvation has come for all mankind to see.  Do you see Him?  He came for our sins and will return for us.  We prepared to celebrate His first coming.  We are to prepare for His return.  We are to tell all mankind of His coming so all mankind will see God’s salvation in the person of Jesus, God’s only Son.  When we come to Jesus we are adopted into God’s family.  Before that we are only God’s creations.  Now we are His adopted children and share God’s blessings with Jesus.  God has so much love to give He wants all His creations to come into His family.  Advent is over for this year but the time of preparation continues.  We must be the voices crying in the wilderness of this earth.  We must be the lamp stands from which God’s light stands.  Enjoy the love of God and go forth and share it.

December 23, 2011

Advent 27

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Isaiah 40:3 A voice of one calling: “In the desert prepare the way for the LORD make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God.

This world is a wilderness.  People are running wild.  They are full of fear and anger.  The normal tendency is to look out for “me” – number one.  Everyone else can look out for themselves.  We are in a desert without living water.  Those of us who have found the Source of the Living Water – Jesus Christ, God’s Son – are called to be a voice calling to all who will listen.  We have the ministry of making on this earth a highway for our God.  Only a few travel country roads.  Highways are built for many.  We are to be sure all who are within hearing distance of us hear about Jesus.  He has come on this earth and He is coming back.  Are we ready?  How about our families, neighbors, friends and strangers we meet?  Are we letting our voices be heard?  Let us speak out.

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