CELEBRATING JESUS

FROM MY HOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE, 

MY HEART TO YOUR HEART

 

 

 

A heartfelt thank you to all of the readers of Followers, Soldiers, and Spiritual Walkers. I am always happy to share my life with you as I impart the Word of God. I figured that the only way to give a gift to each one of you, to show my appreciation, is to share the gift of song and music, which is a very important part of my life. So, this Christmas Season, I'll share some of the things that I find beauty and pleasure in, giving all glory to God, for without Him, we can do nothing.

 

May we continue to lift up the name of Jesus, my Brothers and Sisters, throughout each day and throughout every year, as we are blessed to give and receive His Peace on Earth and goodwill towards all men.

 

BLESSINGS, HONOR, PRAISE, AND GLORY to He alone who is WORTHY of the praise, the Son of God, Jesus the Christ, Yeshuah, Emmanuel, The Messiah, The Prince of Peace, Wonderful Counselor, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords!

 

Having made Spiritual Sacrifices, surrendering your will to our Father in Heaven, may you rest and abide in the goodness of our Lord. Be Humble! Be Encouraged! Fight the Good Fight, fortified with the Armour of God, bearing the Fruit of God's Holy Spirit, thereby, knowing you have been empowered to conquer the sin of this world!

 

Let us not forget the Reason for the Season and use this time to go forth and make Disciples, helping to build up the Kingdom of God.

 

Love the Lord with all of your heart and soul. And when you have done all else, STAND!

 

Merry Christmas to all, for we are all descendants of He who descended from the first Adam, that He, The Word of God, becoming the second Adam, would set forth the perfect example of man, holy and righteous, in harmony with God, his Creator, and Heavenly Father.

 

Be not dismayed or discouraged by the darkness that surrounds you. We have been given the Light of the World. Let us have no condemnation in our hearts, judging not those who cannot see or hear, or who do not believe in The Word made flesh.  Let us have no condemnation or judgment in our hearts for those who cannot or will not proclaim joy for this blessed season...

 

 

John 3:16-21 King James Version (KJV)

 

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

 

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

 

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

 

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

 

20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

 

21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

 

How can we open the eyes of others, if we ourselves are blind? Therefore, let us not have judgment, prejudice, or, hatred in our hearts for those under the bondage of religions. The Father has given the right of judgment to His Son, who alone is worthy. 

 

Philippians 2: 9-11

 

 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

 

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

 

11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 

CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS be unto you and yours my friends! May your Christmas joy reach out to others in need. May your prayers and example of Christ bring the meaning of Christmas into the hearts of others. May your thirst be not for the things of this world, but, for Holiness and Righteousness. May you abound in faith, never waning. May you live to serve others, living as a worthy vessel of God. As we celebrate the Season, may none of us ever forget that it is not about us or things, it is about our connecting to God through Jesus! Now and forevermore. Amen.

 

 

your servant and soldier, united with the One

 

mishael

 

 

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REFERENCED SCRIPTURE

 

IMITATING CHRIST'S HUMILITY 

Philippians 2 King James Version (KJV)

 

2 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,

 

2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

 

3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

 

4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

 

5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

 

6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

 

7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

 

8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

 

9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

 

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

 

11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 

12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

 

13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

 

14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

 

15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

 

16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

 

17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.

 

18 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.

 

19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.

 

20 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.

 

21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.

 

22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel.

 

23 Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me.

 

24 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.

 

25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.

 

26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.

 

27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

 

28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.

 

29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation:

 

30 Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.

 

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John 3 King James Version (KJV)

 

3 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

 

2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

 

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

 

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

 

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

 

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

 

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

 

8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

 

9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

 

10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

 

11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.

 

12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

 

13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

 

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

 

15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

 

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

 

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

 

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

 

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

 

20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

 

21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

 

22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.

 

23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.

 

24 For John was not yet cast into prison.

 

25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.

 

26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.

 

27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

 

28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.

 

29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.

 

30 He must increase, but I must decrease.

 

31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.

 

32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony.

 

33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.

 

34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

 

35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.

 

36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.