The angel Gabriel, when speaking to Mary explained the purpose of Jesus birth with the words:
"This one will be great and will be called Son of the Most High; and Jehovah God will give him the throne of David his father and he will rule as King over the house of Jacob forever, and there will be no end to his kingdom." -Luke 1:32, 33
So, we remember Jesus, born of a virgin, with no sin, grew up under the Mosaic Law in a family of modest means. Jesus presented himself to do God's will and was baptized in the river Jordan, from that time forward he preached the Good News of God's Kingdom and taught his disciples to do the same. As the time came for Jesus to lay down his perfect human life as the ransom to redeem mankind from sin and death, he continued loving them to the very end, teaching them to remember his death and instituting the new covenant for a kingdom with them.
(Luke 1: 31,34, 35; Luke 2:22-24; Matthew 3:13-17; Luke 9:2; John 13:1; Luke 22:7,8,19,20, 29)
Remember how sad the disciples were at his death.Then Jehovah, resurrected his Son on the third day! Jesus continued with his disciples for some time explaining why he had died by reminding them of prophecies that were fulfilled and encouraging them for the days ahead. They wanted to know if Jesus was restoring the Kingdom to Israel at this time. Then before the disciples saw him ascend to heaven Jesus gave them a most important assignment, an assignment that would help others and be a constant reminder of their happy hope.
(John 19:25, 38-40; John 20:1, 11-20, 26, 30: John 21:1; Luke 24:13, 14, 26, 27, 45-48; Acts 1:3, 4, 6, 7; Matthew 28:18-20)
Today we are living in the last days of this world's system of things. The nations corrupt reign over the earth has legally ended. How do we know? We have seen the sign of the last days with our own eyes. Confidently, with full faith we know that in fulfillment of prophesy Jesus has received the kingdom he was promised. Yes, we should remember that Jesus is now reigning as the rightful King over all the earth, and we should bend our will to be obedient to Jesus directions. Soon Christ Jesus as King will bring to ruin all those who continue to ruin the earth. What blessings are in store for all who obey Jesus as king! They will be guided to safety and have the privilege of living as subjects of God's Kingdom, with freedom from corrupt men, falsehoods, greed, deceit! Instead they have the opportunity to live under a government based on love, love of God and love of neighbor.
(Matthew 24:3-14; Revelation 1:10; Rev. 6:1-8; Rev. 11:15-18; Rev. 12:10-12; Rev. 16:14, 16;
Rev 18:2-4, 9-11,15, 20, 21; Rev 21:1-5; Rev.22:1-3, 17;
Isaiah 25:6, 8, 9; Isa. 33:24; Isa. 35:5, 6; Isa. 55:1, 6-11; Isa. 65:17, 21-25;
Psalms 37:10, 11, 27-29, 34; Proverbs 2:21, 22; Matthew 22:36-40)
What will you remember about Jesus? Will you also, recognize him as our rightful King?
"For a child has been born to us,
A son has been given to us;
And the rulership will rest on his shoulder.
His name will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
To the increase of his rulership
And to peace, there will be no end,
On the throne of David
And on his kingdom
In order to establish it
Firmly and to sustain it
Through justice and righteousness
From now on and forever.
The zeal of Jehovah of armies will do this"
-Isaiah 9:6, 7
Monday, December 9, 2013
What's going on?
Caulking and Painting
With happy faces
I put my camera down and picked up a paint brush
so I missed getting the pictures of
Dalton, Kyria and Koen
who were at the other end of the house, paint brushes in hand.
And plans in mind for a make over???
We will see....stay tuned.
We will see....stay tuned.