Last Update - October 17, 2016
Next Singspiration is Sunday Evening, October 30th
Sunday evening began with an anointing service. Afterward Sam Pemberton gave announcements, led a hymn, and took prayer requests. Andy Pemberton led prayer. Communion was served for those unable to attend Sunday morning. Billy Mesarosh and Jessy Blackerby led the congregation in several praise songs. Greg Isom brought the message from Revelation 3:14-22, the letter to the church in Laodicea. Billy and Jessy led a closing song, and Tony George dismissed in prayer.
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October 16, 2016
Begotten Unto a Lively Hope
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…"
When we fully understand the Godhead, we will understand that this scripture does not mean a being with a long white beard, as Father. Jesus' Father was the eternal Spirit of God, the Holy Ghost, according to Matthew 1:18. This eternal Spirit chose to take on an earthly body, through a virgin called Mary, and to die on Calvary for mankind's sins; then be resurrected, for our justification, and to sit in the seat of authority as High Priest, to deal with our sins.
His mercy has allowed us to be born again, through obedience to the gospel, and this gives us a lively hope, because of Jesus being resurrected.
Almighty God, help us to strive for the putting on the things of the Spirit. Fill us with your Holy Spirit that we might be overcomers, and have this lively hope. Amen.
"To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame and have sat down with My Father in His throne."
The promise to the overcomer this time is that we get to share in the glory of Christ's throne and reign with Him. We must humbly endure suffering, trials, and chastisement esteeming them nothing compared to our reward.
Is your vision set simply on the here and now, or are you looking at the hope of eternity?
"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."
Are you listening to the many things Christ is trying to tell the church and to us individually? It is the overcomer who not only hears, but acts upon it.
Are you listening? Are you doing anything about it?
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your word and the challenges it puts forth in our lives. May our lives be found to be hot and pleasing in Your mouth.