Happy New Year…ALL Glory Be To God Our Father Which Is In Heaven Through Christ Jesus Our Lord!!!
By Lisa Bell-Hanner:
May This Year Be Better For All…Yes, Even The Best Year!!! Therefore, May We as The Body of Christ Jesus Our Lord, as well as; Each Individual Upon the Earth; Take It Upon Him or Herself to Be BETTER!!!
But, Be Careful Not To Take The LOW Road…When It Is In Your Power to Take The HIGH Road!!!
ALWAYS Run Quickly and Gather Often; to Be Part of The SOLUTION and NOT Part of the PROBLEM; For the Betterment of ALL Parties and the People!!!
Moreover, Do Not Throw A “Rock” and “Then” Hide Your Hand…As If the Evidence Cannot Be Seen By Almighty God From Up Above…Yes,…Including The “DIRT” Underneath Your Own Fingernails!!!
Remember, God Sees All!!!
Psalm 139:7-8 (ESV)
7 Where shall I go from your Spirit?
Or where shall I flee from your presence?
8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!”
The Golden Rule:
Matthew 7:12 (ESV)
12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets”
Galatians 6:7 (ESV)
7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap”
Moreover, it is NEVER about Mankind Rejecting Mankind…But, Mankind… Yes,…Even Humankind, Rejecting His or Her Own Maker; The Creator God of Both Heaven and the Earth; and the Human Race!!
For All Things Are STILL Under His Great Power, Authority, and Control; and ALL of Humankind Are STILL In Subjection to His ULTIMATE Will..For God is Deity, Who is Sovereign, Majestic, and Supreme; The One TRUE And Only GOD!!! All Power Is STILL In His HANDS ALONE!!!
Isaiah 55:6-9 (ESV)
6 “Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call upon him while he is near;
7 let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts,neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts”
May The FAITHFUL of the Body of Christ…Yes, the Household of Faith; Receive Peace in These Trying Times upon the Earth; by the Heavenly Father Through Christ Jesus Our Lord!! For He is Our Shield, Protector, and Defender!!!
Also, May This Year Be A Unifying, Plentiful, and Productive Year Upon The Earth!!!
Choose To Allow Peace To Prevail On Earth…Yes, Both Domestically and Abroad…Lest There Be Much LOSS…On Both Sides and Irrevocable Damage!!! Although, It May Seem Right In The Sight of Both Human Sides
God Knows BEST and ALWAYS Wants The Greater GOOD to Prevail For ALL of His Creation…Yes, Humankind…The People…through His Son Christ Jesus Our Savior and Lord!!!
Yet, One Day Many Will Face Irreversible DARKNESS FOREVER WITHOUT God and Jesus… Administered By The Just and Righteous Judge Jesus Christ Our Lord…For Those Who Choose Darkness Over Light While Living on the Earth; Choosing to live Independent of God and Rejecting His Will and Way Through Christ Jesus The Lord; and His Holy Word of Truth…Yes, Even The Holy Bible!!!
Matthew 22:12-14 (ESV)
12 And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14 For many are called, but few are chosen”
For Those Who Choose Light Over Darkness While Living On The Earth…; There Will Be LIGHT FOREVER With God the Heavenly Father and Lord and King Jesus Christ; While Living in Heaven FOREVER…; for Those In the Day of the Lord; Yes, At Jesus’ Glorious Return to Earth…
The Lord Jesus…The Righteous Judge:
John 5:22-23 (ESV)
22 For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him”
The New Heaven and the New Earth:
In Heaven ALL Will Be Made NEW!!!
Revelation 21:1-8 (ESV)
21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away”
5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. 7 The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son. 8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
Because In God and In Heaven;
There is NO DARKNESS At ALL!!!
There is Only ONE WAY That Leads To the Light and TRUE Life According to the Word of God and Truth…Yes, Even Through Christ Jesus the Savior and Light of the WORLD!!!
Matthew 7:13 (ESV)
13“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few”
GOD Is Light!!!
5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all”
JESUS Is Light!!!
I Am the Light of the World:
John 8:12 (ESV)
12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life”
The Holy Spirit is Light!!!
1 Corinthians 3:16 (ESV)
16 Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?”
1 Corinthians 6:19 (ESV)
19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,”
Romans 8:9 (ESV)
9 You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.
Romans 8:16 (ESV)
16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,”
1 Thessalonians 5:5 (ESV)
5 For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness”
The Word of Truth; Yes, the Holy Bible is Light!!!
Psalm 119:105 ESV
“Your Word is A Lamp to My Feet”
Matthew 24:35 (ESV)
35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
Ephesians 5:8 (ESV)
8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light”
The Gospel of Christ Jesus Is Light!!!
The Light of the Gospel:
2 Corinthians 4:1-6 (ESV)
4 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. 2 But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ”
The Children of God, The Spiritual Kingdom; Yes, The Body of Christ, Jesus’ Church, as The Bride of Christ, Is Light!!!
Salt and Light:
Matthew 5:13-16 (ESV)
13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven”
The Light in You:
Luke 11:33-36 (ESV)
33 “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness.
35 Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. 36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light”
Fellowship with Him and One Another:
1 John 1:5-10 (NKJV)
5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 IF we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the “TRUTH.” 7 But “IF” we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
8 “IF” we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the “TRUTH” is not in us. 9 “IF” we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 “IF” we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us”
The Test of Knowing Christ:
1 John 2:1-17 (NKJV)
2 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world”
3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
7 Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning. 8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.
9 He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. 10 He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. 11 But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes”
Their Spiritual State:
I write to you, little children,
Because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake.
I write to you, fathers
Because you have known Him Who is from the beginning.
I write to you, young men,
Because you have overcome the wicked one.
I write to you, little children,
Because you have known the Father.
I have written to you, fathers,
Because you have known Him who is from the beginning.
I have written to you, young men,
Because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you,
And you have overcome the wicked one.
Do Not Love the World:
15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever”
Prayer Is Light!!!
Prayer Brings the Light of Godly Wisdom into Focus, Peace, and Comfort:
James 1:5 (ESV)
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him”
There Will Be ONLY LIGHT
NO DARKNESS AT ALL FOREVER!!!
Revelation 21:22-27 (ESV)
22 And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. 23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, 25 and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. 26 They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. 27 But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life”
Choose This Day Whom You Will Serve…
The Almighty Creator God with His Marvelous Light or the World with Its Ever Increasing Darkness???
John 3:16 (ESV)
“For God So Loved the World!!!
16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life”
In The End, Those Who have CHOSEN the World Over God; And Darkness Over Light…
They SHALL Never See Light AGAIN!!!
But, They will DESCEND to Eternal Darkness and NOT ASCEND to Eternal Light with The Heavenly Father in Heaven and with The Lord Jesus, The Slain Lamb;
“I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen.
And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.” (Revelation 1:18 esv).
Yes, Jesus Is KING Of KINGS and LORD of LORDS;
Jesus Is The Alpha and The Omega;
Jesus Is The First and the Last!!!
In Jesus Name
Amen and Amen!!!
Have A Blessed to You and Yours
From O.R.Y. Women!!!