Greetings my friends. It is Sunday December 04TH 2022, and this is the day that our LORD has made. Let us rejoice. Let us be glad in it. Let us celebrate this great new day of believing, following, trusting, loving, and being more like our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. Let us love our neighbor as ourself.
It’s the 2ND Sunday of Advent, and a common reading on this Sunday is the start of Isaiah 40:
“Comfort – comfort my people” – says your God. “Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. Tell her that her sad days are gone, and her sins are pardoned. Yes – the LORD has punished her twice over for all her sins.”
Listen ! It’s the voice of someone shouting – “Clear the way through the wilderness for the LORD ! Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God ! Fill in the valleys, and level the mountains and hills. Straighten the curves, and smooth out the rough places. Then the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all people will see it together. The LORD has spoken !”
Our God’s Glory came in Jesus Christ, and He will come again !
Today on #SundayScripture it’s the conclusion of my September 18TH 2022 sermon – “Good & Evil” – in its original written form. It’s based on 1 Peter 3:8-4:8, and it effectively wraps-up my First Peter message series which I began in 2021. Here’s Part 8 of 8:
Peter closes this part of his letter with some words of wisdom, and this is where I’ll close my message for you today:
The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore – be earnest and disciplined in your prayers. Most important of all – continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:7-8)
The “last days” are here. Christ will return. We must be ready for Him. We must be patient as we eagerly await His return. We don’t know the day or hour of judgment. Only the Father knows.
In red letters:
“Look – I am coming soon – bringing My reward with Me to repay all people according to their deeds. I am the Alpha and the Omega – the First and the Last – the Beginning and the End.” (Revelation 22:12-13)
Each of us will be judged on that final day. Is our faith in God for real, or is our faith in God for show. We will be judged on faith and deeds – not just on faith alone – and not just on deeds alone. Faith will show itself in actions. Faith without works is dead and useless. If our faith is for real based on our good deeds – then we will receive His reward. If our faith is for show based on our evil deeds – or no deeds at all – then we will receive His punishment.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s holy people. (Revelation 22:21)
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and God’s holy people said – AMEN.
Go forth. Go in love. Go with peace in your heart.
If you wish to learn more about the God I know then stay tuned to #SundayScripture. The best is yet to come !
Thank you for reading my blog for this day, and may:
The LORD bless you, and keep you.
The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you.
The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. AMEN.
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