Monday, August 03, 2015

Jubilee


Lev 25:8“ ‘Count off seven sabbath years—seven times seven years—so that the seven sabbath years amount to a period of forty-nine years. 9Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement sound the trumpet throughout your land. 10Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants.

Why is it that the media through movies, commercials etc has portrayed 9/23 of this year as such a day of darkness?  What is coming is a Jubilee year, a year to proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants.  Why the dark outlook?  Here is why:

Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light
for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

To this world, the good (your liberty) =evil and your slavery (debt or otherwise) =good.  Your freedom =evil so this day of liberty is seen as evil.

What is coming next month?  The beginning of the end of this world order (or kingdom).  This will likely be the very first Jubilee year the modern world has ever seen.  How can we say that?  Although Shemitah years may have been counted off in the past, until the past 49 years they were not counted off with punctuation marks.  Every 7 years for the past 49 years there have been significant observable measurable declines in either the stock or bond markets.  The cycle was saying "hey, look at me, I'm back!"

This Jubilee year corresponds with a bond market meltdown.  The bond market has about 10 times more capital than the equity markets so when it melts down, everyone is going to feel it.  Also, a bond market meltdown specifically affects governments.  The governments of the world that are already overloaded with debt will be capsized by even a fraction of a percent increase in interest rates.

What is the Jubilee about?  Liberty, erasing debt, redemption.  These things are the antithesis of everything this world stands for and therefore this Jubilee year (in their eyes) is to be considered evil.  Likewise, the coming 7 years of tribulation are the beginning of the end of this world's kingdom.  Although the anti-Christ and the mark of the beast system will be introduced, it will be to the back drop of mind bending destruction.  They will get their hour of power but every moment of it will be troubled with divinely introduced calamity.

7 years, a Shemitah cycle is the appointed time they get then its over.  The millennium is right after where our Lord rules and reigns on this earth with a rod of iron.

What is coming is good, but the world will call it evil.  Here's an example that proves this point:

Matthew 24:30 And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man
coming
on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.

All the people of the earth will mourn?  Yes, what is good for us they call evil.  The coming of the Son of Man (we call that good) will cause all of them to mourn.  Good=evil, evil=good for these people. 

Another thing the Lord has been opening this servants eyes to are the layers of treasure hidden in the Word.  Yes, there are layers of meaning/treasure hidden in the Word for us to dig out.  Here is another one of those treasures:  The Jubilee/liberty for the people actually points to the Lord Jesus Christ.  Surprised?  He is the Word, everything points to Him but lets stay with this one for a moment.  How does the Jubilee point to Jesus Christ?  The jubilee is about liberty and redemption.  What does the Word say about our Lord?

Isaiah 42:5This is what God the Lord says—
the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out,
who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it,
who gives breath to its people,
and life to those who walk on it:
6“I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness;
I will take hold of your hand.
I will keep you and will make you
to be a covenant for the people
and a light for the Gentiles,
7to open eyes that are blind,
to free captives from prison
and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.


and again

Isaiah 49:8This is what the Lord says:
“In the time of my favor I will answer you,
and in the day of salvation I will help you;
I will keep you and will make you
to be a covenant for the people,
to restore the land
and to reassign its desolate inheritances,
9to say to the captives, ‘Come out,’
and to those in darkness, ‘Be free!’

Thus, the powers that be in this world portray what is coming as a great evil.  Your liberty, your freedom is something they detest.  Their problem is, when the Lord acts, who can undo it?  Who can make straight what the Lord has made crooked?

Luke 3:5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and
the crooked shall become straight, and the rough places shall become level ways .

Ecclesiastes 7:13  Consider the work of God: who can make straight what he has made crooked?

Glory to God.  What we are about to see is the arm of the Lord at work.  The rulers of this dark world will call it evil but we will call it good.

Thy kingdom come Lord, thy will be done here on earth just as it is in heaven.  So be it.

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.































Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What Else Is The Shemitah Telling Us?

What do we know?

1.  The Shemitah (a 7 year period) is about to complete this September
2.  A Jubilee will start at the end of the Shemitah in Sept and run for one year (Sept/Oct 2015-Sept/Oct 2016)
3.  A New Shemitah (a 7 year period) will start in fall 2016.

What can we speculate?

We can do alot of speculating about #3 up there, that next 7 year period.  Interesting that it comes off of a Jubilee year (forgiveness of debts, time to reset/restart a life, etc).  Adding to the interest in this next set of 7 years are Joseph's cows that appeared at the beginning of this Shemitah year.  One 7, the prosperous set of years is about to complete leaving the lean 7 yet to come (that was the original pattern (Genesis 41).

Who knows if anything drastic is going to take place this fall.  Cycle changes (summer to fall, fall to winter etc) dont necessarily come in or go out with a bang.  We have an entire intermediate year (Jubilee) for the cycles to switch gears.  The Lord told us specifically that we would not know the day or hour of His return.  That promotes holiness in daily living, not complacency.  If we do not know the day we have to be ready every day, thats the entire point.

We do not know the day or hour but the setup we see before us certainly suggests that the season may be here.

Keep the faith, watch in prayer.

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Will Versus Feelings

It has been written here many times that our feelings are traitors.  We do not enter the kingdom of heaven through feelings.  Can anyone show me where in the Bible it says we "feel" our way into heaven?  No, because it is not there.  How do we enter the kingdom?  How do we walk in the kingdom?  We exercise our will, we make decisions, we decide.  What does de-cide mean?  It means to cut off from any other possibility.

An example from the Word:

Psalm 91:2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Do you see the words "will" twice in one sentence up there?  Yea, not feel but WILL.  An act of your will and the Lord emphasizes it twice in one sentence.  This has nothing to do with feeling and everything to do with a person making a decision, an act of the will.

^^This person has told himself as an act of his will he will trust the Lord.  This person has told himself he is going to take refuge in the Lord.

Why do so many Christians walk around defeated?  They feel one way today and they feel another way tomorrow and they eventually feel their way right into defeat and misery.  We have been given our free will for a reason, to use it.  Decisions trump feelings all day every day. 

On the day we stand before the Lord will we be judged on what we felt or what we decided?  Obviously what we decided.  How do we trust the Lord?  We make a decision.  How to we accept the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior?  We make a decision.  When problems arise in our life how do we deal with them?  We make decisions.  We exercise our will.

How do we go from little faith to faith that moves mountains?  We make a thousands decisions to trust the Lord through thick and thin, through each problem challenge and crises we decide to trust the Lord and each time our faith is built a little more.

This post has been written to encourage you to throw your feelings out the window and exercise your will to do what the Lord has instructed us to do.  Make a decision to trust.  Make a decision to have faith.  Make a decision not to doubt.  When the next crisis erupts and it feels like someone just punched you in the gut as hard as they can remember your decision trumps your feelings.  You can feel like you have been punched in the gut, but at the same time you can decide to trust the Lord.

We get to decide.  We get to choose.  What we decide makes all the difference.

Isaiah 11:3 
and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.
He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
or decide by what he hears with his ears;
4but with righteousness he will judge the needy,
with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.


Will, will, decide.  Will, will, decision.

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
















Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Two Witnesses

This is what Obama and people who promote lawlessness (like him) have to look forward to:

Rev 11:1And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. 2But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. 3And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. 4These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. 5And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. 6These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

For 3.5 years, these two witnesses will be "giving back" to this world what the powers that be in this world have given the saints.  What will the two witnesses be giving back?  Fire, devouring of enemies, shutting heaven, no rain, blood for water and every kind of plague one can imagine.

And good luck to the media figure, or the politician or anyone else that tries to play games with these two witnesses.  " 5And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed."  Sounds like a pretty good deterrent to me, and that is just a taste of what is coming to this world to settle accounts for the wickedness and lawlessness that flaunts itself in the face of our God today.

The two witnesses are a sign of hope to the righteous that this one sided war against everything that is godly is about to become a two sided war, cycle change, event horizon heralding the coming of the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ and the end of the sick, perverted, lawless, corrupt, filthy kingdoms of this world. GLORY TO GOD.

Time is short, His kingdom comes and His will will be done on earth just as it is in heaven.  The appearing of our Lord (the unknown day and hour return (Mark 13:32), not the second coming(Rev 19)) cannot be far away.

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.











Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Faith, Hope, Love


1 Cor 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.


As we turn the corner on the darkest chapter in world history (yet to come), the Lord too has turned a corner in what He would have servants like me write about.  When everything was hunky dory, the economy was great, there were no real world troubles most people were concerned about etc, the Lord had this servant warning of what was to come.  Now, there is little need to warn of what is coming because almost everyone can see the warning signs (even non-believers see them now). 

What would the Lord have this servant write about today?  Faith, hope, love.  Is the coming tribulation only a time of judgement and destruction?  No, it will also be a time of deliverance, repentance and salvation.  There is a difference between the tribulation and the day of the Lord which many people do not understand.

The tribulation is a time of testing with a possibility of repentance and salvation, the day of the Lord is purely a time of destruction.  After the tribulation, the earth has 1,000 more years, after the day of the Lord the earth is destroyed.  2 Peter 3 is one of the most illustrative places in the Word to describe the day of the Lord:

2 Peter 3:10But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.a
11Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.b That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 13But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.

After the day of the Lord the current earth and heaven are destroyed and we get a new heaven and new earth.  After the tribulation we get the millennium (1,000 year rule and reign on this earth).  What's the point?  There remains this day:  faith, hope and love. 

What is it many people are searching for today?  Faith, hope and love.  Why is it so many people have turned away from the faith today?  They have walked into the churches of Babylon and have not seen faith, hope and love.  What they saw was a snake oil salesman who pitched a feel good message that was sure not to offend anyone.  So the people leave just as empty as they were when they showed up.  They put their faith and hope in mankind and an organization (pastor and fortune 500 styled "churches" instead of the foundation of the faith which is Jesus Christ resurrected who is the Word of God incarnate.

Shipwrecked faith is everywhere as people have looked to men and organizations instead of the Lord their God.  Men do not deliver miracles or answer prayers, nor do man made organizations.  Only the Lord God can deliver miracles and answer prayer.  Prayers are a request of power transference from the spiritual realm into our physical realm.  Only the Lord God can do this. 

So where is our faith?  In Christ.  Not in men, not in organizations, not in "sermons," in Christ alone period.  Where is our hope?  Not in men, not in organizations, not in "sermons," in Christ alone period.  Where is our love?  To the Lord our God first then overflowing to mankind around us.  We either do this right or it will not happen at all.


Luke 10:27 He answered, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"


Heb 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

This writer is a witness to you that the miracle working, prayer answering power of the Lord still exists on earth today.  Not that this writer is any kind of "rock in the faith" for the Lord has severely tested me in days past showing me clearly how I can be shaken down to the very roots.  What this writer has learned is to be still with my eyes on the Lord from moment to moment.  Put every ounce of faith in the Lord, hope in His promises, love Him with everything and overflow that love to the people.

Many have walked away from the Lord telling themselves and anyone who will listen "I prayed and the Lord didn't answer." Those who belong to the Lord will be tested, constantly and continually the Lord is probing our hearts, minds and spirits to determine if we really love Him.  He will test our faith and one of the preferred methods is use of time.  He makes us wait.  He makes what we asked for appear to die right in front of us and He looks to see if we will continue to believe in spite of what we see with our eyes.  Why does He do this, why does He operate this way?

2 Corinthians 5:7For we live by faith, not by sight.

Hebrews 6:12We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through
faith and patience inherit what has been promised. .

John 12:24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.


(life ^^ comes through death)

John 11:6 So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days

Why did the Lord wait until He was sure Lazarus was dead before going to his house?  To illustrate for us His miracle working power:  death first, then life.  Or again here:

Romans 6:3 Are you ignorant that we, as many as have been baptised unto
Christ Jesus, have been baptised unto his death?

Why do we get baptized?  To be born again into His life...

So you see the point.  Faith, hope, love.  Faith in spite of what we see or what our five senses tell us.  Hope in the Lords promises, Hope in His love for us.  And love that binds them all together.

I have to ask anyone who says "God does'nt answer my prayers,"  are they dwelling in faith, hope and love?

Conclusion

What this world needs, what I need and you need are faith, hope and love.  We need to get there and stay there.  The Lord does answer prayer, He does perform miracles up through and including this very day but we cannot expect anything from Him without dwelling in faith, over time, patiently.

James 1:6But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

Maintain hope, it will not disappoint.  Love the Lord God with every ounce of strength you have and it will overflow to those around you.

This nobody who writes to you has been given a testimony to give to you.  The miracles and answers to prayer are real.  There are no "secrets" to know.  Know the Lord, know His Word.  Dwell in faith, hope and love and watch what happens.

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.






























Monday, July 20, 2015

The Mark of the Beast

Please read Mr. Armstrong's latest post.  This guy is known as "the legend" in the trading community.  When he says something about the economy people should listen.

latest post link here.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

First Fruits, Crowns, Kings and Priests

When we read the book of Revelation we must rightly divide what we see there:

15Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Dividing?  Dividing what?  Everything but for today groups we read about in Revelation.  When we read the Word, the Word must interpret the Word.  Anything else is offering an opinion and should be considered virtually worthless.  There are no idle words in the Bible.  Each one was selected by the All Powerful, All Knowing God to get His message across to us.

Now we can look at Revelation 1-3,4,5.  What do we see there?  The Church.  How do we know its the Church?  Well, the Lord mentions them by name and, He gives us associations to use to tell us who is and is not the Church.  What kind of associations?  Words like crowns are directly linked to and associated with who?  The Church:

James 1:12 
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that
person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those ...
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Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy
and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends! ...
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And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the
crown of glory that will never fade away. ...
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Now, this is key right here in 1 Peter.  What happens in 1 Peter 5:4?

1.  The Chief Shepherd appears.
2.  You receive the crown of glory.

So what can we take away from this ^^?

No appearance of the Chief Shepherd =no crown of glory.  And what exactly do we see in Rev 3-4?  Crowns:

Rev 3:11‘I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown.

Rev 4:4Around the throne were twenty-four thrones; and upon the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and golden crowns on their heads.

Who wears crowns?  Kings do.  What does the Word say about the Church and Kings?

Rev 1:6And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever.

Redeemed and rewarded (crowns have been given) men in heaven are proof positive that what has happened?

And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the
crown of glory that will never fade away.
The Chief Shepherd has already appeared.  There is no way around it, there is no denying it, the Word says it, the Word settles it.  The Lord had to have appeared some time before revelation 3-4 otherwise there could be no crowns.  And before anyone argues "maybe those are a different crown on their heads" we have not finished yet.  Everything has to fit together perfectly or nothing fits together at all.

First Fruits and Elders in Revelation 4-5.

What do we know about he first fruits and the elders?  What are the first fruits?

Nehemiah 10:35  and that they might bring the first fruits of our ground and the first fruits of
all the fruit of every tree to the house of the LORD annually,

In other words first fruits are a small or initial part of a larger harvest.  The first fruits represent something larger, a small part representing a larger whole.

What else do we know about first fruits?

James 1:18 . In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so
that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures.

1 Cor 15:22For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

So, we know that firsfruits come first....and first fruits represent a larger group (the overall population of fruit the first fruits came from-by definition).

Who are these elders?  They have crowns (they have been rewarded, the Chief Shepherd has already appeared) and, do these elders represent a larger population?  You bet they do:

Rev 5:9And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

Do the math.  Every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation adds up to orders of magnitude larger than 24....Are these elders also firstfruits?  What is the definition of first fruits?

Nehemiah 10:35 and that they might bring the first fruits of our ground and the first fruits of
all the fruit of every tree to the house of the LORD annually,
Do the elders fit the definition?  Absolutely, exactly.  But we are not done yet.  It seems to be the Lord's habit (Glory to God) to give me things as I am writing.  This is the coup de grace from the Lord given to me as I began to write this post:

Hidden in plain sight, hidden treasures right in front of our eyes.  I've read it a hundred times if not more and did not "see it" until just now courtesy of the Spirit of the Lord.  What else are these elders?  What other proof do we have that the Church is in heaven in Rev 4-5?  The elders are redeemed and rewarded (crowns) men.  Kings wear crowns, per Rev 1, we are kings and priests.   And here is our gift from the Lord today.  We now establish the Church in heaven fulfilling both roles as kings and priests.  We covered the Kings, now the priests.  Here it is:

Rev 5:6And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. 7And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. 8And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

 How many times have we read this highlighted portion above and thought of it as a quaint detail in the book?  How nice, they have harps and vials!  We (I) brushed right past it.  This is proof positive that these elders are Priests....

Who offers up prayers on behalf of the people?  Priests do:

1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.


These elders are kings and priests.  They are First Fruits.  All of these things are by definition the Church....That, my friends, puts the Church squarely and irrefutably in heaven by Rev 4-5 before any of the seals or any of the other judgements have been poured out on the earth.

Words mean things.  The Lord gave us specific words with specific meanings to convey His thinking to us.  Here in Revelation 1-5 we have it nailed down, proof positive that the Church is in heaven and we did not discuss the doors opened in heaven in Rev 3-4 or being kept from the hour of trial in Rev 3.

We can go further and contrast the Elders who are the definition of the Church (Kings, Priests, First Fruits) with the group in heaven in Revelation 7.  What do we see in Revelation 7?


     Rev 7: 9After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands; 10and they cry out with a loud voice, saying,
      “Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” 11And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12saying,
      “Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”
      13Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “These who are clothed in the white robes, who are they, and where have they come from?” 14I said to him, “My lord, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Here we must once again rightly divide the Word of truth.  How does the Holy Spirit describe this group?

clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands

and

14I said to him, “My lord, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.


Do you see any crowns?  No.  Do you see any evidence they are priests? No.  Do you see any evidence they are first fruits? No.  Then they are not the Church.

What do you see?  White robes and palm branches in their hands. 

 What does the Word say (not our opinion, what does the Word say...) about palm branches?

 John 12:13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him ...
They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna!" "Blessed
is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Blessed is the king of Israel!" ...


... 'Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage of beautiful trees,
palm branches and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you ...

... So in one day the LORD will cut off from Israel both head
and tail, both palm branches and cattails. ...

Israel, Israel, Leviticus=Israel.  We interpret based on what the Word says, not our opinion.  Does the Word say anything about the Church and palm branches? No.  Does the Word say anything about Israel and palm branches?  Read the scriptures above.....

Conclusion

I have asked the Lord to reveal more of His hidden treasure in the Word that proves we the Church are not in the tribulation.  Every day or seemingly so He reveals more proof from His Word that we the Church are NOT in the tribulation in any way shape or form.  People who try to force the Church into the tribulation have to do so through loose interpretation and their opinion where we have direct irrefutable proof requiring no opinions only the Word itself, defining itself through itself.

Glory to God.  The evidence is mounting, we do not have long left on this earth.  The time of Jacob's trouble is almost upon this world which means a door will soon be opened for us in heaven (Rev 3:8).  The Elders are Kings and Priests and First fruits who are by definition the Church and are in HEAVEN in revelation 4-5 when the bad things begin in earnest on this earth.

It is well beyond time for us to prepare to meet our Lord.  We will be face to face with Him soon.  GLORY TO GOD.

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.