Saturday, February 28, 2015

"People Get Ready, Jesus is Coming!"

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There is a Crystal Lewis song that says,
"People Get Ready, Jesus is Coming!" 
The Lord has continued putting that title upon my mind and heart to speak to you, to be mindful! and ready! regarding this most vital Truth. 
Jesus IS returning soon.
That fact is more real than we can truly imagine right now,
and it WILL happen
(Please disregard the poor spacing between some of the sections for this posting, keep cursoring down if there is a gap.  I apologize!)
~~~Please click on the link below, for in-depth reading on the Lord Jesus returning for His bride, His beloved, the body of believers who are His church.  "Written by John F. Walvoord, who was president of Dallas Theological Seminary,one of the most prominent evangelical scholars of his generation. He is considered perhaps the world's foremost interpreter of biblical prophecy.  John is perhaps best known for his bestselling work on Bible prophecy, Armageddon"~~~ 
Note: the original version is Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready" with
The Impressions (1965). 
Here is Crystal's version from (Lyrics Version) and 
Other artists have sung it, and one of my close friends said recently that Crystal's version ministered to her deeply when she was in a very difficult place and time in her life; she is Sally Pesta, contributing writer on this blog, who has written this fascinating posting:  
 I am dedicating this song and two more toward the end of today's writing*** to our beloved sons- Tyler Joseph, first, and then Eric Gregory, son ("in-law") who was actually born prior to Tyler, to make sense of that---our daughter and her husband are older than her little brother Tyler :) 
How much Royce and I love these three~~~ vibrant and caring individuals, our grown-up children~~~ with all of our hearts and minds, with everything we have, always and forever!!! 
How much MORE does the Lord Jesus Christ love them and us-
all of us!?  I cannot quantify it other than Jesus died on the cross, a horrid, wretched death and had all of the sin that would ever be, heaped upon His body and Spirit in a human, fleshly, vulnerable body.  He was rebuked for our wrongs.  Jesus, completely God Almighty and completely a Man, was and is totally pure and holy~~~ enduring so much scourging, rejection, and absolute hatred, that HE CHOSE to endure it- so that we have the opportunity to accept Him as Lord and Savior, to believe in Him, and to follow Jesus Christ all the days of our lives. Then, we do NOT have to endure complete separation from God forever.  Those of us who say, "Yes, Jesus, I believe in You and will follow you each day~~~and I choose to be in Heaven in bliss beyond measure, thankfulness, Joy and Love with You~~~ and other beloved, forever and ever.  I will never be separated from You, the many who will join me, and those who are already waiting there for me."
LISTEN, FRIEND  Please!  For the good of your whole life long, now and into eternity: do not let the message of Salvation in Christ, alone in Him, pass by you, yet one more time.  We do not know if Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Messiah, The Chosen and Promised Righteous One is returning tonight or in 100 years, but do you want to take the chance of your eternal soul to be separated from God and everyone-everything! you have ever known or loved?! Just because you waited too long?!  You do not know what can happen to you in the next day, let alone minutes, or hours.  If I could shout out to you, I would.  I implore you to stop a moment to consider your eternal self/soul/person/YOU!  Rather, listen to the Lord God Who has planted many seeds in you waiting for that (perhaps THIS) moment of fruition when you are ready to take the step toward Him to accept His Son, Jesus Christ, of Nazareth.  Waiting for you at the Door, He has always been standing there; what a beautiful Truth.  He  paid the price for you since He was the only One acceptable, Wholly Man and Holy God, Who could pay the price of the unblemished, totally Righteous One He is, to pay your sin debt and mine in full!!  Maybe this is the first time you have heard about Jesus.  BE one of those incredible souls who believes immediately and takes hold of Christ!  Perhaps you believed, then fell away; come back to Him now by knocking on the door of His heart; He most assuredly will open it to you!  Of that, you can be completely sure; God is always faithful to His own.  Regardless of the number of times Jesus has drawn you near to Him for that moment in time when you take your Salvation and Lordship with Him...take this very moment to: 
Be One of God's Redeemed!
God through His Holy Spirit is beckoning you!  Don't you hear Him?  Have not you had those inklings or gouging holes of emptiness, that something is missing in your Life?  Something is not complete yet, but it can and will be once you step over that line of faith to Jesus Christ.  He died on the cross for your sins and mine, each person, but YOU are the one who must say, "Yes, I believe in YOU, Jesus!  You died for me and rose again, going to sit at the Father's right hand, and You left so that the Holy Spirit could come!!"  He protects, guides, prompts, loves us, and, Jesus, You said that we would do even greater things than You had!  You know why?  Because Jesus lives inside of you when you accept His gift of Salvation and Lordship in your life!
~~~A Salvation Prayer~~~
Dear Heavenly Father, I want to accept Jesus, Your Son, as my Lord and Savior. I know He died on the cross for me and my sins, and arose again. He is with you in Heaven now. I know the Holy Spirit will come be with me now to comfort, guide and direct, and help me to be more like Christ, the Living Water, Who is fully God and fully Man. When I leave this earth, I will go directly to Heaven to be with You, Lord, and other loved ones forever! Help me to learn more about The Holy Bible, to have fellowship with other true believers, to pray, and to walk with You each day. My old sins are forgotten, for You have cast them to the bottom of the sea, and they are no more! Thank You for letting me witness Your Kingdom now and into eternity. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Thank you so much, ! and others for your tremendous gift to people around the world online- offering free pictures of Jesus.  The opening picture is one of my most favorites- "Forgiven," by Thomas Blackshear II.
My beloved younger sister-in-law, Lori Ballinger introduced me to this picture about eleven years ago at her home...I said that I didn't quite understand its meaning, even though I had been a long-time Christian~ I remember I wondered why a man of today would have pounded the nails into Jesus' body. Lori explained to me, and I see similarly now that this grand painting says: each one of us has, in one way or another- probably in many ways- rejected and sinned against God's Son, Jesus of Nazareth, Who is the Messiah, The Promised One, The Anointed One promised for approximately 6,000 years:
God the Father gave us His One and Only Son, Christ, our Lord and Savior of the world and ALL that is in the universe~~~
Jesus came to us willingly and let Himself be put on the cross to die for your sin and mine!  He did this first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
Romans 1:1-6; 1:16-17 - (NIV).
1Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— 2the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3regarding his Son, who as to his earthly lifea was a descendant of David, 4and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in powerb by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. 5Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes fromc faith for his name’s sake. 6And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ....
16For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 17For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last,e just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”f 
Author Max Lucado says that if we had only been given the Grace by God to have eternal life when we choose so and accept, then that would be more than enough for Him to give us.  (Thanks dearest friend and sister in the Lord, Darlene Harrel, for bringing this fact to our Bible study's attention.)  As if Salvation and His daily Lordship in our lives is not enough, our Great God, the Lord, gives us so much more~~~
in abundance and without stops on His loving care and kindness! 
My, how He is longsuffering and patient with us. 
***Here is Kristion Binion's breathtaking song, "Pieces," with the Mission Kids Drama Team's short, interpretive play, made for the Binion "Pieces" song.  Do not miss out on this, folks!  I wish I had the lyrics for "Pieces" so that everyone could see the exact words, AND very importantly, so that people who have a myriad of first languages, besides English, could read the meaning...I could not find the right page, but maybe you will be able to find the written lyrics!!And now, Israel Houghton, an awesome Christian artist and his people: listen to these incredible words about our Savior and Lord Jesus!! the end of the above song, immediately click on the arrow in the video, for the next video of Israel and New Breed, or click here:
To Him Who Made Us in His Image and Who Has ALWAYS LOVED US.

 28One of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He [Jesus of Nazareth] had answered them well, asked Him, "What commandment is the foremost of all?" 29Jesus answered, "The foremost is, 'HEAR, O ISRAEL! THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD; 30AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.'… - (Mark 12: 28-30).

May Jesus richly bless you in your walk with Him. 
We must not forget how much he loves us and wants personal relationship with Him!
Donna M.