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A Gift


Today is a gift . . . That’s why it is called “the present.”

‘Is there not an appointed tome to man upon earth? Are not his days also like the days of an hireling?” Job 7:1 KJB

“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Eph 5:16 KJB

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Kingdom Restoration


 

Amos 9:11-15

 

In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old,” Amos 9:11. 

 

 

Adam lost the kingdom to Satan. Therefore, God created His Son to restore the kingdom back to God. This Son would be His Prophet, Priest, King and sacrifice. As the sacrifice, He would redeem mankind back to God. As God’s Prophet, He would bring God’s truth into the world of darkness. As God’s Priest, He would make the atonement and ask forgiveness for mankind’s sins. As God’s King, He will return on a conqueror’s war horse, wearing a golden crown, crush all the powers of darkness and set up God’s physical kingdom on the earth.

 

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS” (Rev. 19:11-16). “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God” (Rev. 21:3).

 

 

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God’s King can make all things new for anyone in the New Year . . .  if one will let him.

 

 

Robert Brock

 

 

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Made To Redeem


 

Galatians 4:4-7

 

God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons,” Galatians 4:4, 5.

 

 

When the fulness of time was come” (verse 4) reveals the fact that God had a plan and was executing His plan throughout time, which began at creation. Since God is omniscient and has all foreknowledge of historical events before they occur, He is never surprised by anything. God is totally proactive; knowing that man would fall, He devised a plan whereby man could be redeemed from bondage to sin and death and Satan’s kingdom of darkness. “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, . . . but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you” (1 Peter 1:18-20).

 

In eternity past, Jesus chose to be the Redeemer. The die was cast and throughout the Old Testament the eternal Spirit placed together all Jesus’ grandfathers and grandmothers, creating a gene pool of sinners, His earthly ancestry. Then, when the time was right, the body of Jesus was formed in the womb of Mary to be the redemption price to buy man from slavery (Heb. 10:5).

 

This redemption is universal because it is offered to all people. This redemption is also exclusive in that Jesus claimed to be the only Redeemer who can set us free. “No man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

 

 

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Are you really redeemed from the bondage of sin and death or are you just playing charades with God?

 

 

Robert Brock

 

 

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Importance of Prayer


 

And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God,” Luke 6:12.

 

What if your boss gave you an assignment and told you the project was so important that if you failed, the entire company would go under? Talk about pressure! If it were me, I would probably spend a great deal of time with my boss, trying to understand his vision for the project, asking wisdom and advice from him about how to be successful and asking his opinion about which employees I should work with to guarantee the success of the venture.

 

The assignment Jesus received from the Father was critical to the success of God’s redemptive plan for the world. Not only was Jesus required to follow God’s plan that led Him to suffer the agony of Calvary, but also He was given the task of leaving His church in capable hands. What did Jesus do?  He prayed. The Son of God spent hours and hours in prayer with God the Father. Jesus needed quality time with His Father to align His purpose with God’s purpose and to be filled with power and conviction to follow through. That is what prayer is. It is a time to communicate with the Father and find vigor and passion to fulfill the plans He has for us, partnering with Him and laying our own plans aside.

 

JUST A THOUGHT – Will you partner with God in prayer today?

 

Mark Clements

 

 

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