Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,
“Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, nether shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
And he who was seated on the throne said,
“Behold, I am making all things new.”
Also he said,
“Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
And he said to me,
“It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.”
Beloved of God, grab onto these words and hold on tight, especially during the inevitably difficult times. God IS faithful, never doubt that for a minute. What He says ALWAYS comes to pass!
But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. —Psalm 68:3
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Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire”. —Hebrews 12:28-29
I’ve shared here before that for various reasons—some health related—I make up many of my posts ahead of time and schedule them to publish on specific days. This morning is one of those days when I am so thankful I did so. Here is my Facebook status a little while ago:
I had already made this up last week, apparently because God knew I would need the message this morning. Am awed and humbled…
Awed because even though I am an extremely optimistic and happy person by nature, there are some mornings when I wake up in so much pain that I get discouraged. I know I’m not alone in the extreme pain department, but it does get to me sometimes.
Humbled because God loves me so much that He gave me this message way ahead of time. Not only to share with you but to remind me to be happy regardless of how I feel.
Praying and singing songs of praise here…
Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray.
Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.
On this Sweet Saturday I’d like to share some Scripture passages that totally speak for why Jesus is my Rock.
- The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior! —Psalm 18:46
- Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. —Psalm 62:1-2
- Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. —Psalm 62:5-8
- Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal. —Isaiah 26:4
Always cling to your Rock, no matter what’s happening in your life…