The Cross and the Resurrection


A New Day

Post-election letter from Kathy

Well, the vote is counted, and we have a new president. But Barak Obama is only the "President of the United States of America."

I invite you all to look up to the throne of heaven, where the KING OF KINGS sits. He will never be ousted. He will never lose to an opposing side. He will never be successfully rebelled against, nor diminish in power, ability, wisdom and might. He remains the same.

In essence, for born-again believers, nothing has changed for us in our "real" world, a.k.a., the heavenly realm. This world and all that's in it, with its lusts of the flesh and eyes, and the pride of life, are passing fancies, as mist blown away in the wind. For us who believe on Jesus Christ, and are born-again by His Spirit, we have an eternal inheritance waiting for us in heaven. Our "real home" is secure, free from pain, torment, upheaval, and it's permanent.

And because we are children of a great King, we need not "change" nor be dismayed because of these new circumstances. We have the Comforter, Whom none other than our Lord and King has sent us -- the blessed Holy Spirit sent to help us. We are not orphaned, abandoned, or alone. We are adopted, and our adoptive Parent, God our Father, provides very well for us. We have God's Word in our hearts to strengthen and guide us. We have a never-ending supply of grace and enabling from on high!

Imagine! Paul wrote to to believers encouraging them to pray for those in authority, and Peter talked about those who disrespected "dignities" and what a no-no that was even though the apostles lived in a day when tyrants were governing!! It was no different then than we have now...yet the world was turned upside down by these devout and devoted people of God, by the power of His Spirit and grace given them, at such a time as that was!

All glory to God Who is ABLE to do such a mighty work in mere human flesh! It is a tribute to His grace and power, and He is the same today for as as He was for them! Halleluia!

Our mission is clear. By God's grace and Spirit, we must pray still, just like we have been doing. Pray for president-elect Obama, his family, our country, the world.

We give thanks in ALL things, for this is God's will concerning us.

We keep praising and worshipping with all our hearts in sincerity, admiration, adoration, surrender to a great and Worthy Lord and King, Jesus Christ!

We grow in love and in grace daily in fellowship with the Lord and in His Word, and encourage each other daily, as we see these things coming.

We share our faith with as many people as we can, for the door of the ark is closing.

One last thought: Jesus said that He would come back. There are certain things that "must come to pass" before He does. Jesus told us about this Matthew 24, i.e. Are we at the place described in Revelation 10, where

"a mighty angel, with one foot on the land and one foot on the sea....lifted up His right hand to heaven, and swore...there is no more time."

We must remember, our Lord longs to set up His Kingdom of peace, He longs for us all to be together, He longs to put down all unrighteousness, and put an end to those things that have troubled the apple of his eye: His beloved people who know, trust and follow Him!

"Father, I will that where I am, there they be with me.... that they may see my glory." John 17.

Maybe Jesus doesn't want this great day to be put off much longer. It is His day, "The Day of the Lord!" I am not suggesting a day or time for Christ's return. No man knows that. But we can seek for understanding of the season that we are in! I want to be saying, with the Spirit, "Even so, come Lord Jesus!"

We look up, for our Redeemer is coming.

May God Almighty, our great God and Father, and the Lord God and Reigning Sovereign King, King Jesus Christ, embolden, encourage, and equip you afresh today. May the mighty, irresistible power of the Holy Spirit dwell in you richly. I ask the Lord to renew each of you by grace, and to make each of you an honor and glory to Him each and every day, and to strengthen you in the blessed hope we have because of Jesus Christ and what He did for us all on Calvary!

In Christ Jesus,

        "Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross..."  Hebrews 12:1-2

See also Signs of the times and Seeing the world from His perspective

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