Wednesday, October 31, 2018

We Shall See Them Again!

A sweet tribute to my niece and Little Rosie. We love our pets so much! When it is their time to leave us, it can be a sad time in our lives. But the LORD gives us the reassurance of seeing them again!!!

Romans 8:21 shares, "The creatures themselves will be liberated from death and decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the Children of GOD."

John, one of the disciples of Christ, wrote the Book of Revelation, and shared what he saw and heard for the future New World recorded in Revelation. One of the animal groups he saw there has at least ten thousand horses! GOD created everything. I wouldn't think He would allow one group of animals and not other groups to be on His New Earth. 

"When pets or other animals die, their 'breath of life' returns to GOD. Psalm 104:29-30 states, "GOD receives their breath and they die and GOD sends forth His Spirit (breath), they are created. Their personality, vivaciousness, and vitality return to Him." (From book, "Do Pets & Other Animals Go To Heaven?" By Cheryl Renee' Webb.)

GOD's sensitivity to His animal creation is stated in Matthew 10:29, "Not even one sparrow falls to the ground (in death) without GOD's knowledge."

"GOD is not a respecter of  persons, places, or animals. The difference being, people have a choice whether to come to Him or not. Animals are not required to make a choice and are always received by Him. GOD patterned earth after His dwelling place and has included His animal kingdom. He made earth to house His Creation and Heaven to hold them until we arrive." (Previous Book and author, page 71)

So, my sweet niece, we will see again all of the beloved animals our LORD has personally given to us and brought into our lives, waiting for us on the Other Side! Hallelujah to His Glorious, Holy Name!

Psalm 145:21, "Let every creature praise His Holy Name for ever and ever."

Sunday, October 28, 2018

GOD's Law verses Man's Law

Jesus was teaching His disciples in Matthew 5:17-20 about the Law of the Jews (Ten Commandments.) In verse 18, He says, "I tell you the truth, until heaven (outer space) and earth disappear, not one letter will disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.

Those (believers) breaking the Law and teaching others to do so will be called the least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever teaches and practices the Law will be called great in the kingdom of heaven."

What all was covered in the Law? 
1. Ceremonial Law - was no longer necessary after Jesus' death for mankind's sins and His resurrection.
2. Civil Law - Applies to daily living our conduct as Jesus' life demonstrated for us.
3. Moral Law - as revealed by the nature of GOD and applies even to today.

Paul explained what Christ has done for us in:
2nd Corinthians 12:9, "My (Jesus) grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness."

Paul further explained, "I will boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me."

GOD's Commandments had ten, 4 dealing with Almighty GOD, 6 dealing with mankind.

The Pharisee's of Jesus' day had added hundreds to GOD's Law, as so the nations adding their own laws.

Jesus said ALL the Law and the Prophets  hang on two commandments:

Matthew 22:37-38, "Jesus replied, 'This is the first and greatest commandment, Love the LORD your GOD with all your heart and all your mind. The second is like it, Love your neighbor as yourself."

These two encompass all! For when you love GOD with all your being, you will not have any other gods or worship idols, you will not use GOD's Name as a curse word, and you will keep the sabbath holy. Those pertaining to man's interaction, man will not dishonor his/her parents, shall not murder, shall not commit adultery, steal, lie, or covet what others have. (Exodus 20:3-17) 

Jesus further explained in Luke 6:31, "Do to others as you would have them do to you." If you take this to heart, you will not steal, lie, murder, covet, dishonor parents! 

Be careful, for man's laws today distort the truth of GOD. Follow GOD's Law and His mercy and grace will lead, guide, and direct you in all you think, do and say to be to His glory, honor, and praise. Following these two great commands will result in spiritual blessings beyond the thousands of laws man around the world has come up with (which also  man's law contradicts one another. GOD's Law does not!)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Eternal Life for Animals

Again, "Let EVERYTHING that has breath, praise the LORD!" (Psalm 150:6)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

River From the Throne of GOD

Revelation 22:1-2, "The the angel showed me the River of Life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the Throne of GOD and of the Lamb (Jesus), down the middle of the great street of The City."

Ezekiel 47:8-9, "He said to me, 'This water flows toward the eastern it enters the Sea. When it enters into the Sea, the water there becomes fresh. Swarms of living creatures will live wherever the River flows. There will be large numbers of fish because this water flows there and makes the salt water fresh, so where the River flows everything will live.' "

Romans 8:21, "The creatures themselves will be liberated from death and decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of GOD."

GOD has His glorious eternal New Heaven, New Earth, and New Jerusalem awaiting for all of His Creation and those who are chosen by His forgiveness of their sins in Jesus Christ. Have you accepted Him as your LORD and Savior? An eternity of glory awaits all who have!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Salty Christians

Matthew 5:13, "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled upon by men."

Are you a "salt shaker" or a salt breaker? If we make no effort to affect the world for Jesus Christ, we are of little value for GOD. "If we are too much like the world, we are worthless. We should not blend in with the world. Instead, we should effect others positively, just as seasoning brings out the best in food." (Bible Commentary)

Share the salvation of Jesus Christ's death on the Cross for your sins and let the Holy Spirit convict the hearts of those you share the Gospel with.

Jesus said in John 4:14, "Whoever drinks of the water I give to him will never thirst. The water I give to him will become a spring of water welling up to eternal life."

Do you have the living water Christ has for you? If so, your saltiness will brings others to thirst after Christ's salvation! Amen!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Caught Up Into GOD's Glory

Revelation 19:14, "The Armies in Heaven followed Him upon white horses." How many were there? Jude verse 14 states, "...thousands upon thousands..." A minimum of 10,000 horses await now in Heaven, all awaiting riders to return with Christ!

II Kings 6:17, "The LORD  opened Elisha's eyes and he saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around him." Where did they come from? Heaven!

II Kings 2:11, Elisha and Elijah were walking together when, "As they were walking, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses appeared separating the men. Elijah went up to Heaven in a whirlwind!"

What are "horses of fire?" They are horses covered with the glory of GOD to accomplish a unique purpose.

Horses are in Heaven as so all the creatures GOD has created because He is no respecter of people or the animal kingdom because He is also their Creator. (Acts 10:34)

Trust in the Name of our Holy GOD and Savior, Jesus Christ. Know the glory He now has for you and a joy awaits us we can't begin to imagine! 

I Corinthians 2:9, "No eye has seen, nor ear heard, and no mind has imagined the things that GOD has prepared for those who love Him."

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Rejoice and Be Glad

Matthew 5:11-12, "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me (Jesus). Rejoice and be glad...


"...for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."

It will be glorious to hear: