To be like Jesus 359

Today

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were more afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2 v8-11 AKJV

Merry Christmas

December 25

To be like Jesus 358

Today

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazereth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2 v1-7 AKJV

and around 800 years earlier…

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgement and with justice from hence-forth even for ever. The Zeal of the Lord of host will perform this.” Isaiah 9 v6, 7 AKJV

And we find ourselves here in 2019, the world and its governments, and their economy does recognize the stopping moment of this significant prophecy then, and the real time birth of Christ then, and his celebration now.

We live and are witness to the times of the importance of calling witnesses to the action that has thought to have been taken place of others-with there own accounts of how it happened.

The witness has stood, and will stand forever of the Christ Jesus to the world. His word is in our hands and the world sees. Can I get a witness?

December 24

To be like Jesus 357

Today

He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” Revelation 3 v5, 6 AKJV

Lord, let us not challenge your word in contempt with our own thinking, let us live right and hear what your Spirit is saying to us as part of the professing church-‘the body of Christ’-as it is said. Amen

December 23

To be like Jesus 356

Today

“Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if we live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” Romans 8 V12-14 AKJV

To live is to know God. The Spirit of Christ Jesus lives, guides, comforts, strengthens, and all other things needed to those who will follow him-by faith.

Lord, help me to seek you this day, and every day. Amen

December 22

To be like Jesus 355

Today

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8 v1, 2 AKJV

With this, is there entitlement to live as we would to fulfil the desires of our earthly life without caution or consequence? Is not the ‘law of the Spirit’ more prevailing than law of sin and death? It is. Shall we turn off the parts we do not want to hear rather than seek what is right in the eyes of God.

Lord, forgive us, forgive me where I fail. Strengthen me in being an overcomer of my own thoughts in how they relate to the fix I see needed in this life on a daily basis and replace them with thoughts of your ways-even now forgive my doubt in the ability of me to do so. Let not the past control where I am headed today. Amen

December 21

To be like Jesus 353

Today

Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” Revelation 1 v3 AKJV

Lord, let us hear you words-let us confess our sins to you, let us accept by faith your forgiveness, let us see things for what they really are, in your name, the name of Jesus Christ-we ask. Amen

December 19

To be like Jesus 352

Today

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.” Revelation 3 v17, 18

Lord, this day again we start-looking to do what it is that we do. Let our eyes see by your Spirit the worthiness of where we are in this life-leading to the life of eternity. Help us to rise above what is the weightiness of this world as it stokes the fires that make us better in this journey.

December 18

To be like Jesus 351

Today

“And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.” Revelation 5 v11, 12 AKJV

The reality of what is to come stands to reason by what has already been witnessed in the past, yet many still cannot see. Because some cannot see does not mean that it will not be seen.

Lord, let us this day stand by faith in knowing what you have promised in your word will come. Lord, this day we are thankful, so very, very thankful for what you have already done and that we have seen. Lord, open our eyes-our understanding ears-to what your Spirit is saying to the church. Amen

December 17

Three hundred fifty one days have passed after today in 2019. Should our God choose, three hundred and sixty five days will soon be passed of 2019, as we have witnessed for a lifetime. It is by faith and experience of life that we know this will come-even as we do not control the time-we trust.

To be like Jesus 350

Today

And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.” Revelation 5 v13 AKJV

Lord, as this day goes forward help me to realize it is more about you than all the things I encounter which would offer distraction from you. One day will come and all will see the relevance of seeking to live a good life, rather than one of all the gains of this world. Let those we walk near today see you in us, even as we take the stand necessary to be who you would have us to be, as we are at times compelled of our adversary to go farther than we should in our attempts to have others see/understand our thinking. Lord, I thank you for this day. Amen

December 16