“Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, ‘Behold the Man!'”
When my Chrisitan cousin was failing from brain cancer, her sister-in-law dreampt she was buying her a purple robe. Which she did buy and gave her for her last birthday on earth. Jesus’ robe was a mock royalty. My cousin’s robe didn’t indicate healing.
But You God, have the ultimate meaning for symbols and our lives. Praise God and Father, Lover of our souls.
“And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.” Romans 8:10
The library is alive, but still closed; the other week they put out a cart of free books, similar to what they do when the library is open. The employees have been working behind the scenes and pretty soon they will open curbside service.
“The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
“God’s getting our attention,” said Nicky Gumbel of Alpha Ministries about the current virus epidemic.
Matt 24:42, “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.”
Father God, we turn to You. We’re at a loss, we’re scared, You’re God who never sleeps, thank You for providing all of our needs, for healing the sick, strengthening the weak, giving us Your word, life, love and future.
“It is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” Romans 13:11
How can we be aware of the anti-Christ? a man asked me.
“Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the
Father and the Son.”
1 John 2:22
(also, see 1 John 2:18-23)
My first thought to answer him is that you need to know the Word of God, and be filled with His Spirit. Jesus says, “the Spirit of Truth will tell you all things.” in John 16:13.
Remembering teachings from Daniel and Revelation about the end of time and the anti-Christ; he’s going to be popular and perform miracles, he’ll be a false teacher simply because he disagrees with the Word of God and is God’s enemy and our enemy.
“God is rich in mercy” Ephesians 2:4
**Read the Bible and allow the Holy Spirit to talk to you, and you won’t get fooled.
Colossians 3:5, “…Put to death…covetousness, which is idolatry”
“You left your first Love”
Wow, the Bible’s really serious here about this, in a lot of other books, too, especially Hosea. We all fall short, but when You get to know God in a relationship, You begin to understand how much He loves us. So much stuff gets in the way, even works and we get distracted and competitive, when He wants to be Firstin our lives. Like setting aside special times in the day with Him, a friend does it at 3:16 in the afternoon, I love the mornings with Him.