Sunday, December 25, 2016
The story of redemption or salvation of mankind started when man derailed in the Garden of Eden and caused God to chase him away with a curse.
The blood of ewe lambs and of goats and hens e.t.c. was not enough to atone for the sin of disobedience, atonement required the undiluted and pure blood of a man who had no sin; and since no man conceived by the meeting of a man and a woman was without sin, God had to come down to earth in the person of His Own Son Who was blameless and sinless, in order to redeem mankind.
And so it happened that a pious Virgin in the city of Galilee named Nazareth was found fit to conceive this Holy Child and the Angel Gabriel was sent to break the news to her; naturally she was overwhelmed and asked how that was to be since she knew not man and the Angel replied "The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee and the Power of the Highest shall overshadow thee, therefore also that which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God"
And when a decree was promulgated by the reigning Monarch Caesar Augustus that "all the world should be taxed" Joseph took his heavily pregnant wife Mary to Bethlehem in Judea his native place and while there, Mary's time became due and to accomplish God's Word, "she brought forth her FIRSTBORN son and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes and laid Him in a manger because there was no room for them in the Inn"
And the Angel of the Lord went to the company of Shepherds who were keeping watch over their flock by night and broadcast the good news to them "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour which is Christ the Lord" and the Scripture records that "And suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the Heavenly Host praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men."
And since the birth of Jesus the Christ of God, man's story changed from that of eternal condemnation to that of eternal salvation.
Let Him bring peace to your heart and your soul today
Dr. Jerry - the First: JP
Sunday, December 11, 2016
The first day of the new week has arrived and it is called Sunday.
While not wanting to get involved in arguments as to whether Sunday is the first day of the week or not, but the faith which I confess has led me to believe that in resurrecting from the day on the third day after his crucifixion, death and burial, Christ set the seal on Sunday as the new first day of the week.
Being called to be His follower, I also proclaim that and because of that, I want to urge you who believes in Him to make haste and go to His Holy Sanctuary and worship Him.
God inhabits the praises of His people
He does not eat the food we eat, He does not drink the liquids that we drink, He does not use our worldly currency, all He wants from us is adoration from broken and contrite hearts.
The Heavens fill with glory when men who are called by God's Name here on earth, glorify and praise Him; nothing delights Him more than this.
So, today, let's go do it again, let's go catch fun in the House of the Lord - in singing soul lifting and soul liberating songs and dancing with dance steps as David did when the Spirit of the Lord took possession of his heart, mind and soul.
It's the Lord's day, let's Honour Him!!!!
Have a splendid Sunday