CELEBRATING JESUS FROM MY HOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE, MY HEART TO YOUR HEART (1) THE FIRST NOEL 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