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Quotes for Christmas

Merry Chirstmas my friends. I wish you peace and joy and new birth of all new things.  God came into the world, to do what we could not do for ourselves. Emmanuel, God with us. He is such a good, good Father.

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Quotes for Christmas

  • “Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.” -C.S. Lewis
  • All the Christmas presents in the world are worth nothing without the presence of Christ.” -David Jeremiah
  • “Christmas is based on an exchange of gifts, the gift of God to man – His unspeakable gift of His Son, and the gift of man to God – when we present our bodies a living sacrifice.” – Vance Havner
  • “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become the sons of God.” – C S Lewis
  • “Infinite, and an infant. Eternal, and yet born of a woman. Almighty, and yet hanging on a woman’s breast. Supporting a universe, and yet needing to be carried in a mother’s arms. King of angels, and yet the reputed son of Joseph. Heir of all things, and yet the carpenter’s despised son.” – Charles Spurgeon
  • “For unto us a Child is born,
    Unto us a Son is given;
    And the government will be upon His shoulder.
    And His name will be called
    Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
    Of the increase of His government and peace
    There will be no end,
    Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
    To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
    From that time forward, even forever.
    The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” – Isaiah 9:6-7 NKJV
  • “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ― Charles Dickens
  • “You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father’s face and tell him you have received his Christmas gift. ” – John R Rice
  • “Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God and the love of our fellow men should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God.” -George F. McDougall
  • “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.  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.  For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” – Luke 2:8-14 NKJV

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The Glory of God is Coming Down

It was a vision when I first woke up this morning – the glory cloud of God coming down like a sheet. Just like Peter saw at Cornelius’s house.

The next day, as they went on their journey and drew near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour. Then he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance  and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth.  In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air.  And a voice came to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.”

But Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.” 

And a voice spoke to him again the second time, “What God has cleansed you must not call common.”  This was done three times. And the object was taken up into heaven again. – Acts 10:9-16 NKJV

 

The Glory of God is like a cloud – it will settle over us and our hearts and make all things new. Be ready for a visitation from the Almighty today friends. God is with us – Emmanuel!

 

Bible Verses on the Glory Cloud of God

  • Exodus 13:21-22:  The LORD was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night. He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.
  • 1 Kings 8:10-12: It happened that when the priests came from the holy place, the cloud filled the house of the LORD, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD. Then Solomon said, “The LORD has said that He would dwell in the thick cloud.
  • Leviticus 16:2: The LORD said to Moses: “Tell your brother Aaron that he shall not enter at any time into the holy place inside the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark, or he will die; for I will appear in the cloud over the mercy seat.
  • Psalm 97:2: Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
  • Job 26:9 “He obscures the face of the full moon And spreads His cloud over it.
  • Job 22:14: ‘Clouds are a hiding place for Him, so that He cannot see; And He walks on the vault of heaven.’
  • Revelation 14:14: Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and sitting on the cloud was one like a son of man, having a golden crown on His head and a sharp sickle in His hand.

Psalm 121: 1-8 NKJV

I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?

My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.

He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.

Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.

The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.

The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.

The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.

Called by Grace

I answer phones all day at work as a Customer Service Rep for a large Company here in WI. I like that I get to talk to people all over the US and help them with their needs. It really never is the same day twice. All kinds of people, all kinds of needs.

It got me thinking – What would you do if God called? Like what would you say? “Hi this is Diana with XYZ Company, how can I help you?” Then He would say, “This is God.” I can hear that awkward pause right now in my head. I mean this is God calling me. What do you say when God calls?  How could I possibly help Him with anything?

Then I would respond, “How can I help you God?” My head is spinning right now.I think to myself,”Oh man, is He mad at me? Did I do something wrong? Is He angry? Is he going to point out all my faults? What am I supposed to do?”

I think He hears my awkwardness and hesitation to answer.  I guess He knows I am nervous right now. I really don’t want to screw this up.

He answers, “I have called you by name. I knew you before you were born, and I called you to be covered with grace from your mother’s womb. I have sanctified you and set you apart to show you my love and mercy. I love you with an everlasting love. There is nothing you can do or not do to make you love you any less. This is Grace calling. Lift up you head my child, I am with you. Emmanuel.”

That’s it, I’m crying happy tears already! Rejoice my friends – you have been called by GRACE before you were even born!  God is not mad at you – He is calling you by name and He is with you always 😉

Galatians 1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, 


Isaiah 49:1 “Listen, O coastlands, to Me,And take heed, you peoples from afar! The Lord has called Me from the womb; From the matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name. 


Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” 



 

He Is With Us – by Love and the Outcome

 

Your hope is lost and faith is shaken
Remember when
You wonder if you’re gonna make it
There’s a hand stretched out
Through your deepest doubt

We can’t pretend
To see the ending or what’s coming up ahead
Don’t know the story of tomorrow
But we can stay close
To the One who knows

CHORUS
We can trust our God
He knows what He’s doing
Though it might hurt now
We won’t be ruined
It might seem there’s an ocean in between
But He’s holding onto you and me
And He’s never gonna leave, no
He is with us, He is with us, always, always
He is with us, He is with us, always

We believe
There is purpose, there is meaning
In everything
We surrender to His leading
He wants nothing more
Than to have us close

CHORUS

Our faith is sealed
Our hope is real
Come what may
We’re not afraid

We can trust our God, always, always
We can trust our God, always, always

CHORUS

He is with us, He is with us, always, always
He is with us, He is with us, always
Our God is with us

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The Gift of His Presence

The Gift of His Presence

Copyright 2013 Diana Rasmussen

From: http://ephesianswife.blogspot.com

My prayer for you this Christmas
Is to receive what Christ has done
A baby born in a manger
Has come to save everyone

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Let your sorrow be turned to joy
Let your ashes be turned to beauty
When Christ is born inside your heart
Even the Angels in Heaven sing

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Open your heart to receive Him
Let the Love of God rush in
Unwrap the Gift of His Presence
Receive comfort, joy, and peace

Behold, the virgin shall become pregnant and give birth to a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel—which, when translated, means, God with us. (Matthew 1:23 AMP)

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