Goodwill to Men

Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them,

‘Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.’

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

14 “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

Luke 2:8-14

“For with God nothing will be impossible.” Luke 1:37

“A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel.” Luke 2:32

“And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”                                 Matthew 1:21

 

You Are My Stronghold

“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:2 (NKJV)

Psalm 91: 1-6, 14-16

  • “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.’
  • “Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
  • “You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrows that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.    Verses 1-6
  • “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.” Verses 14-16

“Do you think I cannot call on My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?” Jesus to Pilate Matt 26:53 (NIV)

 

Spiritual Jealousy

When the Pastor mentioned he heard angels singing during Worship and another time his wife saw an angel standing in their former church building, we want more of You, Lord. Angel sightings are a by-product that You are there.

We search for meaning in our lives and discover You give it when we seek Your more.  And we seek manifestations to encourage us.

Paul says in Romans 11:14, “If by any means, I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.”