Hope To The End
The "Our Father" put to the beautiful melody of Auld Lang Syne
Daily Bible Reading for the Year
New Year's Resolution:
"This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind,
and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
I press toward the mark (goal) for the prize
of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus".
Philippians 3: 13, 14
Jonathon Edwards once said,
"Resolution One: I will live for God.
Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will."
May this new year be the year that one draws "nigh to God,
and HE will draw nigh to you." James 4:8
" I cannot give you the formula for success,
but I can give you the formula for failure ---- which is :
Try to please everybody "
Herbert B. Swope 1882 -- 1958
If I Had But One Year To Live
To every thing there is a time and purpose
"So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."
We may not know what the future holds,
But we do know WHO holds the future
And therefore we can TRUST Him completely.
"Show me, O LORD, my life's end and the number of my days;
let me know how fleeting is my life. You have made my days a mere handbreadth;
the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man's life is but a breath."
When I was a child, I laughed and wept;
When as a youth, I dreamed and talked;
When I became a full-grown man;
When older still I daily grew;
Soon I will be traveling on:
The End of Time
10. The Bible will still have the answers
9. Prayer will still work
8. The Holy Spirit will still move
7. God will still inhabit praise
6. There will still be anointed preaching
5. There will still be the singing of praise
4. God will still pour out blessings on His people
3.There will be room at the Cross for repentant sinners
2. Jesus still loves and cares for His own
1. Jesus still saves
Each New Year we renew ourselves, just like the trees.
One's vitality comes from being connected to the Tree of Life, God's Word,
which is life everlasting. "He sent His Word and healed them" Psalm 107:20.
If you would like to renew your self in the reading of God's Word as a commitment in this new year, then may we suggest:
"It's Never Too Late" (Bible Reading Plan)
LIVE CAM...Times Square New York City
about the future???
Important message from Time Square (see # 3)
"we have the mind of Christ" 1 Corinthians 2:16
Ephesians 4:23, 24
"And be renewed in the spirit of your mind
And that you may put on the new man"
like Ebineezer Scrooge
in the classic "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
2 Timothy 1:7
"For God hath not given us a spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind"
"pulling down strongholds; casting down imaginations, ( "what if " ... lies )
and every high thing (vanity, drama of self )
that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God
( without biblical basis no reality or truth )
and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ
(not wallowing in hurts, self-pity, fears, impure thoughts, anger etc.)
2 Corinthians 10:4,5
"For today, I too must cast down
the imaginations of my mind that torment my peace and
simply trust the absolute knowledge of His love and care for me.
I will pray to my Heavenly Father in Jesus' name. His
promise is to hear me and involve Himself in those
petitions. I will not fear what sickness and disease
threatens my life. I will not fear the things coming on the
earth. I will not fear even my fears,
for He helps us. How do I know this?
Because "perfect love casteth out fear", and there can be no more perfect love than the One who is love itself.
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise,
think on these things."
"One day is with the Lord as a thousand years,
and a thousand years as one day"
2 Peter 3:8
Bible Series -- Ray Stedman
Rose Parade---Tournament of Roses
21 Things to Remember in the New Year
from "Big Mike (wedg)
1. No one can ruin your day without YOUR permission.
2. Most people will be about as happy, as they decide to be.
3. Others can stop you temporarily, but only you can do it permanently.
4. Whatever you are willing to put up with, is exactly what you will have.
5. Success stops when you do.
6. When your ship comes in.... make sure you are willing to unload it.
7. You will never "have it all together."
8. Life is a journey...not a destination. Enjoy the trip!
9. The biggest lie on the planet: "When I get what I want, I will be happy."
10. The best way to escape your problem is to solve it.
11. I've learned that ultimately, 'takers' lose and 'givers' win.
12. Life's precious moments don't have value, unless they are shared.
13. If you don't start, it's certain you won't arrive.
14. We often fear the thing we want the most.
15. He or she who laughs.........lasts.
16. Yesterday was the deadline for all complaints.
17. Look for opportunities...not guarantees.
18. Life is what's coming....not what was.
19. Success is getting up one more time.
20. Now is the most interesting time of all.
21. When things go wrong.....don't go with them.
New Year's Eve is a night to party.
Once upon a gala night long ago, there was a party of 1,000 guests....
Babylon Party .... Jeremiah 51; Daniel 5; Revelation 18; Rev 14.
MUST SEE PICTURE !!!
Daniel Chapter 5
Overcoming our Addictions
Commemorating the Circumcision of Jesus Christ
8 Days after the birth of Christ
( technically during sukkot ) ; Traditional
commemoration of circumcision on January 1
Messianic Jews have calculated that this was the day
that Jesus was circumcised. (Luke 2:21 and Genesis 17:10--14 )
This was the "circumcision of truth" spoken of in Romans 15:8
"Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God,
to confirm the promises made unto the Fathers."
Christ also submitted Himself to circumcision so that we could put off the sins of the flesh. Colossians 2:11
The more profound truth within circumcision is the cutting back of our wayward hearts.
We are to be circumcised in
heart ( our spirit and our attitude):
"Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked". Deuteronomy 10:16.
"And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed,
to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul,
that thou mayest live" Deuteronomy 30:6
(see also Jeremiah 4:4; Romans Chapter 2; Philippians 3:3)
We can no longer be unwilling to yield to God's Holy Spirit and truth, as were the Sanhedrin in Stephen's day Acts 7:51..
"Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears , ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did,
so do ye." (not open minded to the truth) Jeremiah 9: 25, 26
It is worthy to note that on this day of Yeshua's circumcision, was the first time that the blood of the God-man was shed upon earth.
It was shed on the same day that Jesus was officially given His name here on earth ... that of "Jesus",
meaning "Savior" -- Our Savior who would save us from ourselves ( sin) by His shed blood. (atonement)
There is power, wonder-working power, in applying Jesus' shed blood and His Holy Name ( HaShem) to our circumstances in life.
"Consequently the Circumcision
fell on the first of January"
Sadly, the Catholic Church no longer commemorates the Circumcision of our Lord on January 1.
Instead, they have re-dedicated the day to "Mary , the Mother of God".
Mary is NOT the mother of God. Mary is the mother of Yeshua, the human side of the God-man.
The first day of the year should be dedicated to Jesus.