Day 9 Celebrating Immanuel

Day 9 Celebrating Immanuel

BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGER BEFORE THY FACE, WHICH SHALL PREPARE THY WAY BEFORE THEE. THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT.  (Mark 1:2-3 KJV)…

This morning, I stopped and slowly reread the above passage of Scripture several times looking deep and deeper into its meaning for me… “Behold, I (GOD) send my Messenger before Thy Face…Prepare Thy WayPrepare…”

The Bible teaches us in the Book of Romans that we are, “without excuse.” (Romans 1:21)…In other words, those who “choose” to NOT believe in God or in God’s Son do so at their own risk…We have ALL of God’s creation as a witness…We have God’s Word (The Bible) as a witness…We have the blessed life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as a witness…

Yet; countless numbers of souls depart from the Faith; never accepting God as Creator nor His Salvation plan for Redemption…But, they are “without excuse.”  Notice in the above focus passage that God states, “I send my messenger before THY FACE.”  Whose face?  Answer:  Your face, my face, everyone’s face…Every man, boy, woman, and girl ever born upon planet Earth was and still IS, in one way or the other, given an opportunity to believe and accept God by Faith…God sends out “His Messenger” in whatsoever way, means, fashion, or form He so desires…In the Old Testament, God used a donkey that spoke!  He used “dreams.”  He used trials and circumstances to bring about HIS will; and HE STILL DOES!  And, under the New Testament days (the days in which we live) HE uses the Gospel of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to be His witness… We are without excuse!

God’s past, present, and future messengers were sent, and are being sent, to tell “us,” each of us, to PREPARE our lives for the WAY of the LORD….PREPARE….

To “PREPARE” means to make PREPARATION:  Preparation being defined as: To set up in order those things needed to receive something or someone, or to obtain those things needed to perform or to accomplish a particular or a specific task…. Examples: A mother-to-be makes “preparations” for her forth-coming child…A cook or chef makes “preparations” to “prepare” a meal….A teacher “prepares” to teach and a student “prepares” for a test.

Most, if not all, of life’s meaningful achievements and accomplishments begin with “preparations.”  Even when I clean my bathrooms, I must have “prepared” by purchasing some sort of cleaning solutions prior to the task at hand!

All through God’s Word, the Bible, He instructs both men and women to “PREPARE.”  Prepare for what?  PREPARE To FOLLOW God’s ways….To truly Follow God requires great preparations on our part…First, Belief…We must choose to Believe…Second, Faithfulness…We must choose to be Faithful…Third, Obedience…We must make a purposeful choice to be Obedient to God in ALL things…ALL of these require daily “preparations” on our parts through Prayer, Fastings, Reading of Scriptures, and choosing to do what is right according to Scriptures; even when no one is looking!

My friend, I ask you today to “PREPARE thy way” unto the Lord…For great is your reward in doing so…God has promised eternal life in Glory for those who “prepare” their lives (way!) according to His teachings…The Bible plainly teaches, “Neither is there salvation in any other (than Christ Jesus) for there is none other name under heaven given among men (Jesus Christ), whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12 KJV)…

Won’t you come to Christ today and “prepare thy way?”  “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever BELIEVES in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16…

Remember, God Loves You!

Lin T Rollins, Author

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