“[JESUS CHRIST THE SAME YESTERDAY, AND TODAY, AND FOREVER]” (Hebrews 13:8), says: “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for [IF YE BELIEVE NOT THAT I AM HE, YE SHALL DIE IN YOUR SINS]” (John 8:24)
“Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have [ETERNAL LIFE]: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not [COME TO ME, THAT YE MIGHT HAVE LIFE]” (John 5:39–40).
“Therefore doth my Father love me, because [I LAY DOWN MY LIFE, THAT I MIGHT TAKE IT AGAIN]. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. [I HAVE POWER TO LAY IT DOWN, AND I HAVE POWER TO TAKE IT AGAIN]. This commandment have I received of my Father” (John 10:17-18).
“I am the resurrection, and the life: [HE THAT BELIEVETH IN ME, THOUGH HE WERE DEAD, YET SHALL HE LIVE]. And [WHOSOEVER LIVETH AND BELIEVETH IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE]. [BELIEVEST THOU THIS]?” (John 11:25-26).
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, [IF A MAN KEEP MY SAYING, HE SHALL NEVER SEE DEATH] (John 8:51).
“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” (John 3:18).
“[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” (John 3:36).
“[OUR SOUL WAITETH] for the LORD: he is our help and our shield” (Psalm 33:20).
“[FOR SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD MEN HAVE NOT HEARD, NOR PERCEIVED BY THE EAR, NEITHER HATH THE EYE SEEN], O God, beside thee, what [HE HATH PREPARED FOR HIM THAT WAITETH FOR HIM]” (Isaiah 64:4).
“The LORD is [GOOD UNTO THEM THAT WAIT FOR HIM], to the soul that seeketh him. [IT IS GOOD THAT A MAN SHOULD BOTH HOPE AND QUIETLY WAIT FOR THE SALVATION] of the LORD” (Lamentations 3:25-26).
“[AND THAT, KNOWING THE TIME], that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is [OUR SALVATION NEARER THAN WHEN WE BELIEVED]. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore [CAST OFF THE WORKS OF DARKNESS], and let us put on the [ARMOUR OF LIGHT]” (Romans 13:11-12).
“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God” (1 Corinthians 3:19). “And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that [DOETH THE WILL OF GOD ABIDETH FOREVER]” (1 John 2:17).
“Jesus Christ the same [YESTERDAY], and [TODAY], and [FOREVER]” (Hebrews 13:8) says: “[NOT EVERY ONE THAT SAITH UNTO ME], Lord, Lord, [SHALL ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN]; but [HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN]” (Matthew 7:21).
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat; because strait is the gate, and [NARROW IS THE WAY, WHICH LEADETH UNTO LIFE], and [FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT]” (Matthew 7:13–14).
“For many are called, but [FEW ARE CHOSEN]” (Matthew 22:14).
“[LAY NOT UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES UPON EARTH], where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But [LAY UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES IN HEAVEN], where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. [FOR WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS, THERE WILL YOUR HEART BE ALSO]” (Matthew 6:19-21).
“Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? (Luke 18:8).
The Apostle Paul said: “For ye are all the [CHILDREN OF GOD] by [FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS]” (Galatians 3:24).
“[WHO HATH SAVED US, AND CALLED US WITH AN HOLY CALLING], not according to our works, but [ACCORDING TO HIS OWN PURPOSE AND GRACE], which was [GIVEN US IN CHRIST JESUS BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN]” (2 Timothy 1:9).
“Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. [BUT NOW WE SEE NOT YET ALL THINGS PUT UNDER HIM]” (Hebrews 2:8).
“NOW FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR, THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN” (Hebrews 11:1).
“[FOR WE ARE SAVED BY HOPE: BUT HOPE THAT IS SEEN IS NOT HOPE]: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? [BUT IF WE HOPE FOR THAT WE SEE NOT, THEN DO WE WITH PATIENCE WAIT FOR IT]” (Romans 8:22-25).
“[LOOKING FOR THAT BLESSED HOPE, AND THE GLORIOUS APPEARING OF THE GREAT GOD AND OUR SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST]” (Titus 2:13).
“Henceforth there is laid up for me a [CROWN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS], which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and [NOT TO ME ONLY, BUT UNTO ALL THEM ALSO THAT LOVE HIS APPEARING]” (2 Timothy 4:8).
“Truth shall spring out of the earth; and [RIGHTEOUSNESS] shall look down from [HEAVEN]” (Psalm 85:11).
“THEN COMETH THE END, when he shall have [DELIVERED UP THE KINGDOM TO GOD, EVEN THE FATHER]; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power” (1 Corinthians 15:24).
In glory of the the FATHER, the SON and the HOLY SPIRIT. Amen.
Before the birth of Jesus there was a STAR IN THE SKY IN THE EAST WHICH WAS A GUIDE FOR THE WISE MEN to find the place where he was born in Bethlehem (Matthew 2:1-2, 9).
“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh” (Matthew 2:10-11).
Just as the star in the east was sign of the birth of our King, one day there will be a sign in the EAST of the coming of Jesus Christ just before he returns to earth on the Last Day.
Walking down any busy shopping street in any Town or City, a person may be deceived into thinking that people having lots of money and buying numerous gifts are the only ones enjoying the holiday season.
However, any celebration of the Christmas Season without having GOD and his ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS CHRIST is an absolutely waste of time (John 3:15-18).
“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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16-17).
We must all be reminded of these words of our Lord, Savior and King, saying: “‘IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE’” (Acts 20:35).
“TAKE HEED, AND BEWARE OF COVETOUSNESS: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth” (Luke 12:15).
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Philippians 4:23).
DO NOT BE DECEIVED by the expensive mansions on the hillside; exotic sports cars; private art collection; penthouses in the city; weekend cottages; private island villas; mega yachts; private jets; and the list goes on the epitome of the lifestyle of the rich and famous.
However seemingly glamorous, gratifying, and glitzy images of lifestyle of wealth and riches may appear, it is by no means a paradigm of life.
“Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble” (Psalm 41:1).
This Christmas let us support the weak, give gifts to the poor and needy; “…and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, ‘[IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE]’” (Acts 20:35).
“Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth” (Luke 12:15).
“For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
Our Lord Jesus also expressed that we must not “Let the cares of this world, and the [DECEITFULNESS OF RICHES], and the lusts of other things [ENTERING IN, CHOKE] the word [AND IT BECOMETH UNFRUITFUL]” (Mark 4:19).
“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever” (Isaiah 40:8).
“[O GIVE THANKS] unto the LORD; [FOR HE IS GOOD: FOR HIS MERCY ENDURETH FOR EVER]” (Psalm 118:29).
“[GIVING THANKS ALWAYS FOR ALL THINGS] unto God and the Father [IN THE NAME OF] Our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20).
“Grace be with all them that [LOVE] our Lord Jesus Christ in [SINCERITY]. Amen” (Ephesians 6:23-24).
“And let the [PEACE OF GOD RULE IN YOUR HEARTS], to the which also ye are called in one body; [AND BE YE THANKFUL]” (Colossians 3:12-15).
“Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen” (Philippians 4:20).
JESUS IS COMING at the END OF THE WORLD on the LAST DAY for the DAY OF JUDGMENT (Matthew 24:36, 25:31-34, 41, 46) (Acts 17:30-31) (Revelation 11:18, 20:12–15).
JESUS’ KINGDOM IS IN HEAVEN!
Jesus says: “MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD” (John 18:36).
“The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15).
“Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).
“[FOR I CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN], not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me” (John 6:38).
“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall [THE END] come” (Matthew 24:14).
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But [LAY UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES IN HEAVEN], where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:19-21).
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but [MY WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY]” (Matthew 24:35).
“[BLESSED ARE THEY THAT HEAR THE WORD] of God, and keep it” (Luke 11:28).
“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: [THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU, THEY ARE SPIRIT, AND THEY ARE LIFE]” (John 6:63).
“[I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD; AND, BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE], Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18).
“For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89).
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
“To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen” (1 Peter 5:11).
“Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, [WORLD WITHOUT END]. Amen” (Ephesians 3:21).
To NOT BELIEVE that the Word of God was born on this earth is to REJECT the SALVATION OF GOD which will result in EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT in the LAKE OF FIRE at the END OF THE WORLD (Revelation 17:19-21).
“[WHO IS HE THAT OVERCOMETH THE WORLD, BUT HE THAT BELIEVETH THAT JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD? THIS IS HE THAT CAME BY WATER AND BLOOD, EVEN JESUS CHRIST; NOT BY WATER ONLY, BUT BY WATER AND BLOOD. AND IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT BEARETH WITNESS, BECAUSE THE SPIRIT IS TRUTH]” (1 John 5:5-6).
“[FOR WHATSOEVER IS BORN OF GOD OVERCOMETH THE WORLD]: and [THIS IS THE VICTORY THAT OVERCOMETH THE WORLD], [EVEN OUR FAITH]” (1 John 5:4).
“[IN THE BEGINNING] was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made” (John 1:1-3).
“[AND THE] Word [WAS MADE FLESH], and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of [THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER],) full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).
“[EVERY GOOD GIFT AND EVERY PERFECT GIFT IS FROM ABOVE], and [COMETH DOWN FROM THE FATHER OF LIGHTS], with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” (James 1:17).
“[BEHOLD, A VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD, AND SHALL BRING FORTH A SON], and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. And she shall bring forth a son, [AND THOU SHALT CALL HIS NAME] JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:23, 21).
“[JESUS CHRIST] the same [YESTERDAY, AND TODAY, AND FOREVER]” (Hebrews 13:8) says: “[I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: HE THAT FOLLOWETH ME SHALL NOT WALK IN DARKNESS, BUT SHALL HAVE THE LIGHT OF LIFE]” (John 8:12).
“[HE THAT RECEIVETH ME RECEIVETH HIM THAT SENT ME]” (John 13:20).
“[HE THAT REJECTETH ME, AND RECEIVETH NOT MY WORDS], hath one that judgeth him: [THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN, THE SAME SHALL JUDGE HIM IN THE LAST DAY]” (John 12:48).
“[BUT I SAY UNTO YOU], that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof [IN THE DAY OF JUDGMENT]. For [BY THY WORDS THOU SHALT BE JUSTIFIED], and [BY THY WORDS THOU SHALT BE CONDEMNED]” (Matthew 12:36-37).
“[AS LONG AS I AM IN THE WORLD, I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD]” (John 9:5). “[I AM WITH YOU ALWAY], even unto the [END OF THE WORLD]. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).
“[FOR THE PREACHING OF THE CROSS] is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are [SAVED] it is the power of God. For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to [SAVE THEM THAT BELIEVE]” (1 Corinthians 1:19, 21).
“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” (John 3:18).
JESUS, the only begotten Son of God says: “‘He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. [I AM COME A LIGHT INTO THE WORLD, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH ON ME SHOULD NOT ABIDE IN DARKNESS]’” (John 12:44–46).
“He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the Last Day” (John 12:48).
“I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Luke 5:32).
“Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).
“For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me” (John 6:38).
“I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).
“As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world” (John 9:5).
“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).
“I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).
“JESUS IS MY LIFE” because he says: “Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve” (Matthew 4:10).
JESUS also says: “[IF ANY MAN WILL COME AFTER ME], [LET HIM DENY HIMSELF], and [TAKE UP HIS CROSS DAILY], and [FOLLOW ME]” (Luke 9:23).
“And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me” (Matthew 10:38).
“No man, having put his hand to the plough, [AND LOOKING BACK], is fit for the Kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62).
“[FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM]: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. [ALL THESE ARE THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS].
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. [BUT HE THAT SHALL ENDURE UNTO THE END, THE SAME SHALL BE SAVED]. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” (Matthew 24:7-14).
“[BLESSED] is the man that [HEARETH ME, WATCHING DAILY] at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors” (Proverbs 8:34).
“Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels” (Mark 8:37-38).
“[TAKE YE HEED, WATCH AND PRAY]: for ye know not when the time is” (Mark 13:33).
“[TAKE HEED, BRETHREN], lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. [FOR WE ARE MADE PARTAKERS OF CHRIST, IF WE HOLD THE BEGINNING OF OUR CONFIDENCE STEDFAST UNTO THE END]” (Hebrews 3:12-14).