christian, Devotion

Emmanuel -God With Us

Emmanuel means “God with us.” But, what does it mean to say God is with us?

In the book of Isaiah, the prophet foretold the coming of Messiah Yeshua, Jesus Christ:

“Behold, the virgin will conceive. When she is giving birth to a son, she will call his name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14 TLV)

And in the book of Matthew, the prophecy of Isaiah 7:14 is fulfilled as well as the meaning of Immanuel told:

“…and they shall call His name Immanuel, which means God with us.” (Matt. 1:23 TLV)

Matthew 1:23  is not only a fulfillment of prophecy and the definition of Emmanuel, but also a promise. It promises that those that accept and believe in Jesus Christ, who died for our sins, as Lord and Savior will know that God is with them.

So what does it mean to me that God is with me?

It means Do not be afraid-(Isaiah 41:10, Psalm 56:3, Joshua 1:9, Psalm 118:6)

To know that as His Child, He blesses and protects your coming out and going in  (Deuteronomy 28:6, Psalm 121:6)

Believing that If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31 TLV)

And most importantly it means that Jesus Loves you!

“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love.” (Jeremiah 31:2 TLV)

And remember I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

 

-Matthew 28:20 TLV

 

Jesus, Love

Love

Love

                   1 Corinthians 13- TLV “The Superior Way of Love”

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels

but have not love,

I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

If I have the gift of prophecy

and know all mysteries and all knowledge,

and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains

but have not love,

I am nothing.

 

If I give away all that I own

and if I hand over my body so I might boast

but have not love,

I gain nothing.

 

Love is patient,

love is kind,

it does not envy,

it does not brag,

it is not puffed up,

it does not behave inappropriately,

it does not seek its own way,

it is not provoked,

it keeps no account of wrong,

it does not rejoice over injustice but rejoices in the truth;

 

it bears all things,

it believes all things,

it hopes all things,

it endures all things,

 

Love never fails

 

but where there are prophecies,

they will pass away;

where there are tongues,

they will cease;

where there is knowledge,

it will pass away.

 

For we know in part and we prophesy in part;

but when that which is perfect has come,

then that which is patial will pass away.

 

When I was a child,

I spoke like a child,

I thought like a child,

I reasoned like a child.

When I became a man, I put away childish things.

 

For now we see in a mirror dimly,

but then face to face.

Now I know in part,

but then I will know fully,

even as I have been fully known.

 

But now these three remain—

faithhope, and love.

 

And the greatest of these is love.

 

 

 

Encouragement, Faith

Your Great Name

Lost are saved, find their way, at the sound of Your Great Name

All condemned, feel no shame, at the sound of Your Great Name

Every fear, has no place, at the sound of Your Great Name

The enemy, he has to leave, at the sound of Your Great Name

 

Jesus, worthy is the Lamb that was slain for us, son of God and man

You are high and lifted up, that all the world will praise Your Great Name

                                           Your Great Name

All the weak, find their strength, at the sound of Your Great Name

Hungry souls, receive grace, at the sound of Your Great Name

The fatherless, they find their rest, at the sound of Your Great Name

Sick are healed, and the dead are raised, at the sound of Your Great Name.

 

Redeemer, my Healer, Almighty

My Savior, Defender, You are my King

 

Jesus, the name of Jesus

 

You are high and lifted up and all the world will praise Your Great Name.

 


Song by: Natalie Grant, Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff

Bible, Encouragement

He Makes Wars Cease

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God is our refuge and strength,

an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth change,

though the mountains topple into the heart of the seas,

though its waters roar and foam,

though the mountains quake at their swelling.

Selah

-Psalm 46:1-4 TLV

Sometimes it may feel like many parts of your life are crashing down all around you, just like a mountain toppling into the sea. Circumstances that at one time seemed so strong and sure never to be changed or moved.

But if the mountains do come crashing down, know that God is still in control and God is at work in your life.

God made the mountains and seas and He made you. He knows that in seasons like this, we need Him.

He wants you to know today that you are in the palm of His hand.

Safe.

He is a God that is at work in heaven, and on earth, and is fighting for you.

Bible, Faith

His Love Heals

 

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He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

-Psalm 147:3

The power of God’s Love is so strong that it can heal a broken heart…

The deepest and most painful hurts are ones you cannot see, or get a cast for, but our Heavenly Father sees them and lovingly promises in His Word to heal all of them.

Your deepest hurts, pains, and fears, God’s Love can heal. Not only can His love heal, but also restore your inner peace and joy.

Invite God’s Love into your heart today. Ask Him to fill you with His Love and to restore all the broken and shattered places in your life. And watch Him not only transform your life, but also those around you, through the power of His love flowing through you.

 

“Whoever believes in Me, as the scripture says, ‘out of his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'” John 7:38

 

 

Bible, Faith

New Year New Beginnings!

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For I know the plans that I have in mind for you,

declares ADONAI,

plans for shalom and not calamity

to give you a future and a Hope.

                                                             -Jeremiah 29:11 TLV

Bible, Faith

A Piece of the Puzzle

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We are all unique

Every person that has ever lived,

So our Walk, our Story, our Relationship with our Heavenly Father is made special just for us.

We look to people’s testimonies about their walks with Christ and read about people in the Bible and their journeys, and in it we seek hope and encouragement for our daily Walk with Christ. To us help find clarity in the season or path Christ has us walking on.

The truth is my friends that our walk and the path God has for us is just as original as you are, with only one Captain who knows the way, the one with the perfect plan.

“For I know the plans that I have in mind for you,” declares ADONAI, “plans for shalom (peace)  and not calamity–to give you a future and a hope.”

-Jeremiah 29:11

In the body of Christ we are each just as unique as a puzzle piece, a spot only you can fill but yet when you combine all these different pieces you get one, whole beautiful picture. A picture of the body of Christ and God’s complete plan for you life.

It is so awesome and mind blowing to know that my little life, the ups and downs and in-betweens, are all part of a huge and beautiful plan. A plan that advances God’s kingdom and fills us all with His awesome and all inspiring love!

Know that you are special and that no matter what your going through right now, God has a beautiful and perfect plan for your life. A plan way beyond anything you could ever comprehend or even imagine. A plan that will give you a future and a hope.

I pray God’s Blessing over your life in whatever season you’re in and hope this blog encourages you in the beautiful and wonderful journey God has for you!

 

Encouragement, Faith

Mercy Triumphs Over Judgement

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Let the wicked forsake his way,

And the unrighteous man his thoughts;

Let him return to the Lord,

And He will have mercy on him;

And to our God

For He will abundantly pardon.

  – Isaiah 55:7 NKJV

 

Faith, Giving

The Giving Heart

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One gives freely, yet gains even more.

Another withholds unjustly, and comes to poverty.

A soul who blesses will prosper, and one who gives water will himself be satisfied.

People curse anyone withholding grain,

but blessing is on the head of one who dispenses it.

Proverbs 12:24-26