Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Virgin Birth Of Jesus

Matthew 1

18 The birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. His mother Mary had been promised to Joseph in marriage. But before they were married, Mary realized that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit19  Her husband Joseph was an honorable man and did not want to disgrace her publicly. So he decided to break the marriage agreement with her secretly.

20  Joseph had this in mind when an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. The angel said to him, “Joseph, descendant of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife. She is pregnant by the Holy Spirit.21  She will give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus [He Saves], because he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this happened so that what the Lord had spoken through the prophet came true: 23  “The virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name him Immanuel,” which means “God is with us.”

24  When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him to do. He took Mary to be his wife. 25 He did not have marital relations with her before she gave birth to a son. Joseph named the child Jesus.

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Ashes?

Only God can bring beauty out of ashes . Ashes  represent “Total” destruction.When it feels like you’re all alone-Call on Jesusashes

When you feel like you’re totally misunderstood  -Call on Jesus.When your  friends or family turn their backs on you-Call on Jesus,When your husband has just walked out on you,and you need him now-Call on Jesus.When you’ve lost everything near and dear to you-Call on Jesus,When your own brothers and sisters in Christ treat you bad,talk about you and turn away-Call on Jesus.

It “really” looks like everything in your life and everything in this world has gone slap crazy! You need to take another look,it’s time to look up. Only God sees and knows about the pain and heartache that now surrounds and holds you. Look up for God’s love for you is great! You look to Jesus and call on him and mean business and He will not only hear,but He will answer.

Jesus Christ is Alive.

Isaiah 61:

3 To all who mourn in Israel,

he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,

a joyous blessing instead of mourning,

festive praise instead of despair.

In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks

that the LORD has planted for his own glory.

Jeremiah 17:7,8

7  “But blessed are those who trust in the LORD

and have made the LORD their hope and confidence.

8  They are like trees planted along a riverbank,

with roots that reach deep into the water.

Such trees are not bothered by the heat

or worried by long months of drought.

Their leaves stay green,

and they never stop producing fruit.

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Where Is That Dreamer?

Dreams are like promises,especially Godly dreams.The things God has promised you were not meant to be shared,with

English: Josephs Dream, as in Genesis 37:9–10,...

English: Josephs Dream, as in Genesis 37:9–10, illustration from the 1890 Holman Bible (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

some family and friends.Jealously will get you into a lot of trouble,as it did for these brothers,they had to have nightmares because of all of the lies. Joseph‘s brother’s hated him,first because their Dad favoured him.Then because of all of  all of the dreams,they were sick and tired of little brother and his dreams. Your dreams when they are from God cannot be stopped. The brothers were ready to kill “The Dreamer” but God had  other plans.God is always watching us and nothing,not one thing  can happen to us unless God allows it. I love this story,Joseph just will not stop sharing his dreams,and it’s hard for us also.Especially when God has made big promises to us we cannot hardly wait to tell someone. We can learn some lessons from Joseph,here’s one,even if you end up in a pit or being torn away from your loved ones,God has not forgotten you. God has promised to never leave nor forsake us,and he want! It had to be rough being sold into slavery by your own family,I can only imagine what Joseph must have felt. Even though Joseph went through many hard places before his dreams were manifested,he did not give up,and neither should we. God kept his dream alive,and whatever you’re facing now,don’t let your dreams die. God is more than able to bring them to past! In the end  the family did have to bow down to Joseph,they had also learned some lessons about trusting God. Get into the word it builds your faith Genesis 37 and 39 good reading.

English: Joseph made ruler in Egypt

English: Joseph made ruler in Egypt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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