The coming of Jesus

Posted on December 22nd, by admin in thinking. No Comments

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:10-12 NIV)

An angel of the Lord, not the angel of the lord, but a messenger from God, one who has come to serve those who will inherit salvation. The opening words are ( apart from getting over the fear factor of seeing an angel) the news is good. The saviours coming is good news and it will bring joy. Some news is bad, the news of a death, the news of a tragedy. So often when someone says they have news we feel it will be negative, even the saying no news is good news. This came when illness and death was so frequent, and communication was by letter or telegram, when news came it was too frequently that someone was ill or died. National or international news that someone would take the trouble to communicate … Read More »

Fear

Posted on December 20th, by admin in thinking. No Comments

What are you afraid of? The first thing you will think of is a natural thing, maybe spiders, maybe the dark, maybe worms. But there are many more things. They become walls, penning you in, constraining your path, getting taller and taller, blocking out the light and keeping you in darkness. Behind each wall are those who whisper the lies that built the wall in the first place. The mystery is that these are not walls of mans making ( though you actually built them – or allowed the building), for you can put your hand right though them, yet they have more power than a wall of brick or stone. There construct will trap your life, your relationships and lead you into a place of smallness and darkness. The truth comes as light and shines. Over the tops of the walls you see a glimmer of hope and you begins to stand, raising your eyes. It is like the walls have arms and they hold you down and as you rise up to see the light they rise up with you. But, they have no more power than you let them. Even those who have whisperers behind them are … Read More »

Nothing is impossible with God

Posted on December 20th, by admin in thinking. No Comments

Luke 1:37
Nothing is impossible with God. I read it and I feel an excitement stir within me as I start to dream of what could happen. Your initial reaction may be, but that’s selfish, but it depends on what you are dreaming about and where your heart is. Sure, if you are full of materialistic want and you think that nothing is impossible with God, then you will free wheel into wanted lust of stuff and the building of your own kingdom and the stocking up of your own barns. But with a sanctified heart, dreaming of how God can move is a fruitful exercise. We are so full of unbelief, cynicism and doubt. A simple question from Zechariah made him speechless for 9 months, he spoke out of unbelief before one who stands before the Father, the messenger of light. And we wonder why we don’t see the things that we long for. Partly as I have said, it is down to our selfish wants, but our own hearts reveal our true state. We do not truly believe. We doubt the power of God – but, nothing is impossible with God. Speak it out, prophesy it to yourself, declare … Read More »