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This Side of Christmas

As we were praying before worship rehearsal this morning, I was thinking about the fact that Christmas was past, but the service was still going to be Christmas themed. That’s OK by me. I'm not in a hurry to forget Christmas.

Then it struck me as we were still praying.

I’m so glad we are on this side of Christmas.

I’m ecstatic that Easter has come and gone.

I’m thrilled that Pentecost is in the past.

We live in the greatest age that has yet come to pass.

It’s the time period Abraham heard about in promise form.

It’s the time period Joseph dreamed of.

It’s the day David wrote songs about.

For the born again, Spirit filled person there is nothing in all of earth’s history that can compare to what we have in Christ.

It’s better for the believer than for the ancient Jews going into the promised land, walking across the Jordan on dry land.

It’s better for the believer than for Israel when Goliath came crashing down to earth.

It’s better for the believer than for Peter when he walked on water.

It’s better for the believer than for Adam and Eve in the garden before the fall.

We are partakers of a better covenant based on better promises.

But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises. - Hebrews 8:6 NASB

We have the Spirit of the Living God in us--with us--working through us. And that's something they just couldn't know.

They cried out, "Come, thou long expected Jesus." We cry out "I've found the Messiah, come and follow Him with me."

I pray that in 2016, I am able to walk in the promises He has already revealed to me, and that my eyes and ears would be ready to see and hear more.

seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. - 2 Peter 1:3-4

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Shine where you’re screwed in!

Ben

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