How will they know if no one tells them?
Six days. It is the exact amount of time it took God to create the entire world-–
from chaos to realized order.
Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath (the 7th day).
The 7th day marks the rest of God from all His works.
It symbolizes the reversal of curse of sin and death which befell all mankind in disobeying God and is the fulfilled (finished work) of God’s promise of salvation.
It is God visiting His people to unite their hearts as one with His and to restore them back into communion with Him and fellowship with one another in true love and faithfulness. Faith is a muscle that develops and grows by love building it up in truth. Love reunites and restores God’s family together as One in His forgiveness and redemption of sin. (For this cause was Christ manifest–to destroy the works of the devil.)
(God with us; He will never leave or forsake us. He is a very present help in time of need. My God shall supply all my need according to His riches IN Christ Jesus IN Glory. The sanctuary of God is with men.
Therefore we regard the message of the prophets as confirmed beyond doubt, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a lamp that is shining in a gloomy place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
2 Peter 1:9
Jesus is the connection between God and man! Repentance is
to stop going your own way and trying to do things your way
which only leads further from God and failure. True repentance
is godly sorrow for sin which is trying to rule your own life
instead of allowing Jesus as Lord who not only created and gave you it in the first place; He laid down His for yours to redeem you from the curse of sin and death.
Repent turn around walk together WITH GOD!
There’s a way that SEEMS right to a man but it ONLY leads to death For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
BE holy as I AM says the Lord your God.
Walk before Me and be blameless.
Trust God – CLEAN HOUSE – Help others!
Apart from Me you can do nothing but nothing is impossible to he who believes. For it is in Me that you live, move and have your being.
You must step out of your comfort zone to reach others for Christ.
God will not equip you to stay but as you go where He sends. He will cause you to grow miraculously as you depend (which is trust) on His unfailing love (which is obedience).
AND THE TWO BECOME ONE…the days of your mourning end in God’s newness of life. Therefore if any man be in Christ – The phrase to “be in Christ,” evidently means to be united to Christ by faith; or to be in Him as the branch is in the vine – that is, so united to the vine, or so in it, as to derive all its nourishment and support from it, and to be sustained entirely by it. (Barnes’ Notes On The Bible)
In Him we live, move and have our being. Do not despise the day of new beginnings for there is hope in your future says the Lord.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.”
“I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless (holy).”
To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.
Proverbs 21:3 – Hosea 6:6
A CITY SET ON A HILL CANNOT BE HIDDEN
Listen! The LORD is calling to the city–and to fear Your name is wisdom–“Heed the rod and the One who appointed it.” For those He loves, He disciplines in love that they might benefit and grow up in righteousness.
I know, O Lord, that a man’s life s not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps. Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Jeremiah 10:23, Ephesians 5:1-2
You mortals, the LORD has told you what is good. This is what the LORD requires from you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to live humbly with your God.
If only you had paid attention to My commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea. This is what the LORD says: “Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of his oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the alien, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place.”
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: “You have gone far enough, O princes of Israel! Give up your violence and oppression and do what is just and right. Stop dispossessing my people,” declares the Sovereign LORD.
Isaiah 48:18 – Jeremiah 22:3 – Ezekiel 45:9
But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater —has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them.
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said:
“Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”
Be very careful, then, how you live —not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Don’t Worry, Be Holy. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always.
Matthe2 6:33-34, Hosea 12:6
Instructions for Christian Households
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. For we are members of His body. Therefore, don’t let anyone separate what God has joined together.
Ephesians 5:21; 30 – Mark 10:9
Although it may not be easy, there is a simple prayer we can pray that will break in-family power struggles; every family member releasing in prayer every other member to God’s will–not their own.
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
1 Corinthians 12:27
Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which God has called him. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches. But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.
1 Corinthians 7:17 – 1 Corinthians 14:40
For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder.
2 Corinthians 12:20
God is not a God of disorder but a God of peace. As in all the churches of God’s holy people!
1 Cor. 14:33
…that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days and that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.
“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
(Franklin D. Roosevelt) but God’s truth says, “when you come to the end of your rope, let go and let God!”
When you get to your wits end, you will find, God lives there. Jesus is standing at the DOOR knocking, won’t you let Him in?
Oh Father God, let my dreams and desires for those I help be attuned and aligned in perfect agreement to walk in Your will all the days of my life that we may dwell in Your house (family) forever. Help me to spend my life in service with Your work in them, which is really worship. In Jesus’ name Amen.
Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.
1 Corinthians 9:19
Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. This is what the LORD says: “Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.”
Ecclesiastes 12:13 – Isaiah 56:1
This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.‘