Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Who Is Jesus? Chapter 5


 


 
Who Is Jesus?  Chapter 5  - - Water from a Rock  (That Rock is Christ)

 The children of Israel were fed bread from heaven every morning, And we considered in the New Testament that Jesus said, "I am the bread from Heaven, and I am the bread of Life."  Now we turn to look at a need for water to quench thirst.
 
As the Children of Israel traveled to an area where there was no water; They complained with loud murmuring to Moses.  Both they and their herds were thirsty and they let Moses know it.  Moses cried onto God saying, "What shall I do, these people are ready to stone me?"  God gave Moses instructions to strike the rock at Horeb with his rod, and water gushed out like a river.
 
Exodus 17:6 "Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink." And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.triking RocksMiracles, Nature OfProvision From Rocks
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The prophet Nehemiah 9:15,20  reminds us of what God did for them in the wilderness. 

You provided bread from heaven for them for their hunger, You brought forth water from a rock for them for their thirst, And You told them to enter in order to possess The land which You swore to give them.  You gave Your good Spirit to instruct them,
Your Manna you did not withhold from their mouth, And You gave them water for their thirst.
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We now are to be aware that this recount of the Children of Israel receiving water from a rock is also a picture of Christ Jesus.

 Jesus spoke of Himself as being the Living Water to quench our thirsty spirits.

John 4:14 But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life."

John 7:38-39 Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them." By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.

Paul and Peter are reminding us that Jesus is the rock that we can trust to build our life on as a solid foundation. 

1 Corinthians 10:4  ginSpiritual FoodTypes Of Christ
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Let us think about this fact;  when we invite Jesus to enter into our life,  He will give us Living Water that brings joy and peace.  This water is the Water of Life that also brings us eternal life in our spirit and causes us to be accepted by God our Father.
Allow Jesus to be real to you in your heart, and tell Him, "Lord, I believe, evermore give me this Living Water of Life."


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Who Is Jesus? Chapter 4


 


                   Who Is Jesus?  Chapter 4

Much of the Old Testament stories were pictures of Christ.  Prior to Moses coming to deliver the Children of Israel from Egypt, he saw a bush that was burning but it did not burn up completely.  As Moses drew closer a voice said, "Take off your shoes for you are standing on holy ground."  Moses was intrigued, and asked who are you and what do you want from me?  The voice told him he was to set the people free and take them to the promised land. 
 
Moses asked, who shall I say is sending me?  What is your name?  God spoke to Moses and said, "I AM THAT I AM.”  And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name LORD I was not known to them. 

In the New Testament John's gospel, there are seven (7) times Jesus refers himself as "I AM." 
   
1   1. I AM The Bread Of Life. Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes                                to me shall never  hunger spiritually.

      2.  I AM the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall                          have the light of life” (John 8:12).

      3.  I AM The Door. I am the door; whoever enters through me will be saved.

      4. I AM The Good Shepherd. The shepherd gives his life for his sheep.

      5. I AM the Resurrection and the Life.  Jesus offers us eternal life that begins when we                             invite Him into our life.

      6. I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life.  In John 6:44, He says, “No one can come to Me                        unless the Father who sent Me draws him.” This is how we come to God. The                               Holy Spirit will use an incident in your life to speak to you.

  7.  I AM the True Vine and you are the branches to bare fruit.


 

 
As the Children of Israel traveled in the desert towards the promised land, God gave them bread from heaven every morning.  The people called it Manna.  Upon rising, they were to find small kernels that fell with the dew.  The taste was like wafers and honey.  It could be ground to make bread and prepared other ways as their main diet.  There was NO manna on the Sabbath, so the day prior they were to gather twice as much.
 

Jesus referred to Himself as the bread from Heaven.  

John 6:  Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world…. This is the bread that came down from heaven. 

I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. 

 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Who is Jesus Chapter 3






Who is Jesus Chapter 3 

 

Today, we will back up a bit and take another look at the Children of Israel while they were captives in Egypt. 

Moses was sent by God to set them free, but the Pharaoh would not let the people go, because they were valuable slaves working hard for him.  Moses warned Pharaoh that if he did not allow the people to go; terrible things would happen. 
 
Pharaoh was not impressed, and paid no attention to Moses, so in tandem there occurred ten plagues: The children of Israel who dwelled in the land of Goshen, were not effected and were kept safe:  (The plagues are listed for background - - the last one is the clinker.)
 
Each time a plague came, Pharaoh said okay, I will let the people go, but when the plague went away, he changed his mind and said, "NO - they stay here."
 
1. Water was turned into blood - Exodus 7:19 And the Lord spoke unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take your rod, and stretch out your hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone.
 
2. FROGS everywhere: Exodus 8:3 And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into your house, and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into your ovens, and into thy kneading troughs:
 
3. Lice:  Exodus 8:16 And the Lord said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out your rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
 
4. Flies: Exodus 8:21 Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are.
 
5.  Livestock diseased: Exodus 9:3 Behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain.
 
6.  Boils on man and beast: Exodus 9:8, 9 And the Lord said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh. And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt.

7. Thunder and Hail: Exodus 9:18 The seventh plague brought torrential rains, thunder, and hail that killed people, animals, and crops. Despite the fact that Pharaoh admitted his sin, once the storm calmed he again refused freedom to the Hebrews.

8. Locust:  If Pharaoh thought frogs and lice were bad, the locusts of the eighth plague would prove to be the most devastating. These insects ate every green plant they could find. Afterwards, Pharaoh admitted to Moses that he had sinned - -

9. Darkness: Three days of complete darkness stretched over the lands of Egypt—not those of the Hebrews, who enjoyed light by day—in the ninth plague. It was so dark that the Egyptians could not see each other.  After this plague, the Pharaoh attempted to negotiate the freedom of the Hebrews. His bargain that they could leave if their flocks were left behind was not accepted.

The tenth and most terrible plague was now coming:  The Angel of Death was being charged to visit that night and slay all the first born son's in the homes of the Un-Protected. 

10.  Death Angel visits:  Exodus 11:4, 5  And Moses said, Thus says the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:  And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first born of Pharaoh that sits upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.

God gave Moses detailed instructions for the Children of Israel; How to be protected and it involved a lasting ceremony that is still celebrated today:  "The Passover Feast."

The children of Israel had been in Egypt for 430 years, so you will realize they were now a large crowd of six hundred thousand men, (600,000) not counting children (or women.)  Each household was approximately 12 to 15 persons.  (A LOT of lambs were needed for this happening.)

They were being instructed to select a perfect lamb for each household and to prepare a meal where they were to eat the roasted lamb, and burn anything left over.  They were to be packed up and ready to leave in the morning.

They were to kill the lamb and collect the blood in a clean basin.  To protect each dwelling from the angel of death, they were to use hyssop and dip it into the blood and sprinkle the blood on each door post and on the lentil (top) of the door.  This was important, because when the "Death Angel passed by that night, and saw the blood on the doors, the angel would PASS OVER those homes and not slay the first born male child.

The blood was a picture of Christ Jesus' shed blood that is available to save us from our sins.  Today when we partake of "communion" as Jesus asked us; we remember his broken body and shed blood.

Luke 22:19, 20  And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

                     ( To view Chapter 1 click HERE )       To view Chapter 2 click HERE




 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Who is Jesus? Chapter 2


 

Eternity - No Beginning No End
 
Who is Jesus?  Chapter 2   ( To view Chapter 1 click HERE )

 
God lives in eternity, so with God there is no "time" as we know it.  The Bible says, a thousand years is as a day with God.  From the moment Adam and Eve sinned, God was not in a rush to put His plan of redemption in place.  There was much to do first. 
God was setting His plan in motion, but it would take time to bring it to pass.  


Many of the things God caused to happen were for examples and pictures of a Savior who would become the ultimate sacrifice for the sins of the world.  The prophets often spoke of a Messiah who would become the savior of all mankind. 

From Adam onward there were faithful men who loved God and refused to worship idols and false gods.  One such man named Abraham was promised by God, to make of him a great nation.  As time went by, there was a great famine in the East, and Abraham's children - - Jacob's family went to Egypt to purchase food.  They settled down and raised grain and sheep plus their families quickly multiplied. Eventually a new King of Egypt feared their great number, so he cause them to become his slaves.   

Exodus chapter 32 tells us of Moses being raised up to deliver the people from their bondage and after a chain of events they left Egypt, and God destroyed their Egyptian enemies. 

At God's request Moses climbed up Mount Sinai, to meet God and to receive the 10 commandments and the law.  Most important was the first two commandments, to only worship God, and not make with their hands images or worship false gods, and not to take the Name of the Lord God in vain.   

Sorry to say, it did not take the people very long to break these commandments.  The people worried that Moses was gone too long, and they requested Aaron to fashion a gold calf similar to one of the Egyptian gods and they danced and worshipped it.   

This mutiny caused God to become furious and He told Moses he would destroy the people because they were so rebellious.  Moses plead with God not to do this for what would the other nations think, if God just delivered the people from bondage and then wiped them out?   God changed his mind, but (Exodus 32) The Lord  plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made. 

God gave Moses explicit and precise instructions for a tent tabernacle and details for  making the sacrifices for the sins of the people.  God demanded a blood sacrifice of an innocent and pure animal to atone for sin.
 
It was necessary for the people to bring a sacrifice many times, as they were habitually sinning. 

All this was again a picture of a future event when only ONE sacrifice would be necessary and that one selected person would voluntarily lay down His life to rescue all who would willingly come to Him and invite Him into their life. 

The prophet Isaiah records:- - 3-7: “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.”
 
 

Friday, June 8, 2018

Who is Jesus? Chapter 1


 
 
 Who is Jesus?  Chapter 1 

Where was Jesus before He became a baby born in the city of Bethlehem of a young Virgin girl named Mary? 

Our Father God is a spirit not seen with visible eyes, and from the beginning, Jesus also was in spirit form. 

Jesus was Spirit not flesh until the Holy Spirit placed the seed containing Jesus into the womb of Mary.  At that precise moment Jesus because human flesh, however his blood was divine and of his Father God.  Scientist tell us the baby's blood is not from the mother but from the father.  This fact reveals that the blood of Jesus was sinless, holy and pure and from God himself.  This fact alone is the reason that the blood that Jesus shed on the cross is able to wash away our sins. 

As we take a quick look at the gospel of John chapter one we see "In the beginning was the WORD and the WORD was with God and the Word was God.  As we continue reading we discover that John was speaking of Jesus the WORD and also saying Jesus was God and was working in tandem with the Father creating the world. 


We take a look at the first book in the Bible; Genesis chapter 1, and we view that the Spirit of God hovered over the waters.  Each time our Father God spoke WORDS - - a portion of earth was formed.  Light was split from darkness, Waters were divided from the sky, the sun, moon and stars came into being, trees and vegetation came, and creatures of all types of animals were created.  Jesus was there in the beginning with His Father God. 

On day six, God made man in His own image and placed him in a beautiful garden.  Soon God realized the man would be lonely so putting him to sleep and taking from his side a rib, God formed woman.  They were happy and each evening they walked and talked with God.   

 
They were only given a couple of rules.  Two trees were off limits, but everything else was good food.  Forbidden was the tree of the "Knowledge of good and evil," and the tree of LIFE.  Satan came to tempt Eve telling her she needed to be wise and know things  and Eve fell for it.  So, Eve ate of the forbidden fruit and gave some to Adam. 


God could not allow them to stay in their fallen state, and eat of the Tree of Life, so it was necessary that they be removed from the garden and now mankind must toil and work for a living.   God slew a lamb as a sacrifice and made garments to cover Adam and Eve's nakedness.  This was the first blood sacrifice. 


God gave Adam and Eve a promise that he would send a redeemer and many Prophets in the Old Testament told how a virgin would bring forth a savior, who would be born in Bethlehem.

Prophesy of Micah 5:2 "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times."

(Fulfillment of the Prophesy)  Matthew 2:1-6 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him." 3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. 5 "In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written: 6" 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.'"

Isaiah the prophet in chapter 53 revealed how the Savior would suffer and die for the world, and that by his stripes we would be healed. 


So for this chapter, we view Jesus as a Spirit with His Father God in heaven, waiting for the promise and prophesies to come to pass.  Let us think about this, and research the Scriptures mentioned as we wait for the next chapter. 






 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Remember, Remember, Remember


 
Laurie Moulton shares from her notes:  Although I did not attend Linda’s class on Sunday (I had to be in Sacramento), I was able to listen in via phone.

Remember, Remember, Remember

The Sunday School class this Sunday, continued its focus on the meaning and purpose of communion with a study and discussion on the importance of remembering why we take communion, what communion is, our purpose as God’s children and servants, and Jesus’ command to “do this in remembrance of me”.
We looked at various scriptures in both the Old and New Testament that refer to the answers to these topics.
In Exodus 12:14, God commanded, “This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord—a lasting ordinance." 

This was a directive that was given during the very first Passover. We remember, that on the night before Jesus was crucified, that he was in Jerusalem, celebrating the Passover (which we also know as The Last Supper) with his disciples. Jesus, being a Jew, was keeping his Father’s command.

We also know from previous study, that the first Pascal lamb that was slaughtered and whose blood was the salvation for the Jews enslaved in Egypt, was actually a representation of Jesus, who was also killed and whose blood was shed for our own sins and salvation.

In Numbers 15:38, we learned that God directed His children once again: “Throughout the generations to come you are to make tassels on the corners of your garments, with a blue cord on each tassel.”

The purpose of the tassel was to serve as a reminder to follow God’s commands and to not give into sinful ways. They were also a reminder of how God saved his people from slavery in Egypt.
 
Again, one of the commands being, to always remember and celebrate the Passover; salvation through the blood.

In Malachi 1:10-13, we learn exactly how God feels when we take Him for granted and choose not to remember His commands:  “Oh, that one of you would shut the temple doors, so that you would not light useless fires on my altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the LORD Almighty, “and I will accept no offering from your hands. My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the LORD Almighty. “But you profane it by saying, ‘The Lord’s table is defiled,’ and, ‘Its food is contemptible.’ And you say, ‘What a burden!’ and you sniff at it contemptuously,” says the LORD Almighty. “When you bring injured, lame or diseased animals and offer them as sacrifices, should I accept them from your hands?” says the LORD.
 
What this verse is referring to, is that when church becomes a burden or a bore, and you start finding all sorts of excuses not to attend, that God is and always will be the Almighty and that as creator of all, will always have dominion over all. So no matter how far you stray from God, your failings will be a direct result of that. We must remember to stay connected at all times to God.

Even when we are sick or injured and cannot physically sit in a service, we can still be in communion with God—even while lying in bed.

In Luke 22:15-20, Jesus speaks to his disciples at the Passover dinner:
“I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.” After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you. For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”
 Here, we see very clearly, what communion is —a sharing with each other and with God, the remembrance of the salvation of Jesus and who we are through Jesus, as children of God. We are saved by his broken body and through his blood, and we are to continue his work in the world as disciples of Christ.

Lastly, in John 12:23-36, we hear Jesus say: “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 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. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name!” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him. Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine. Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”

He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die. The crowd spoke up, “We have heard from the Law that the Messiah will remain forever, so how can you say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this ‘Son of Man’?” Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.

In this verse, Jesus attempts one more time to prove to the world that he truly is the Son of God, and that all who come to believe in him will become children of the light, as Jesus is the light of the world. Therefore, through Jesus, we are children of God’s everlasting Kingdom. Jesus also shares that what he is doing and what is about to happen to him (the crucifixion) is for our benefit, not his.
Our benefit in eternal salvation and freedom through him and in him.

Throughout the Old and New Testament, we are continuously reminded to keep our faith in God, obey His commandments, and to ALWAYS remember that our true salvation lies in the broken body and outpoured blood of our precious Passover lamb—Jesus.
Let us never forget to REMEMBER.

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Cancellation of Assignments


 
 
As we began our Praying over our city meeting, we read scriptures that assure us that Jesus can and will set us free from those things that keep us in bondage - - He is ready and willing to give us gifts to enable us to serve him and others - - -
(If you then be free from captivity, STAND and do not be moved away from Christ.)
 
Psalms 68:18, 19  Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.  Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.
Ephesians 4:7, 8  But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.  Wherefore he says, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. 
Galatians 5:1  Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. 
Romans 8:2  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 
  
The Children of Israel were rebellious and constantly forsaking God and worshiping idols and other gods of the heathen nations around them.  God used Babylon to punish them.
 
Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar, destroyed Jerusalem and took many Jews captive.
This Babylonian captivity of the Jews lasted 70 years.
 
During these times of captivity the Jews set up homes and were allowed to tend crops and raise sheep.  Assignments by the King were set up to rule over the households of the captives.  Many were forced to build towers, walls, and plant gardens for the King.
 
Babylon was destroyed in about 1531 BC by invaders from the northwest, the Hittites.
Medes, and the Persians. The Jewish captives, were allowed a certain amount of freedom to enjoy their religion and customs; Yet they were heavily taxed as were the Jews in Jesus day, when the Romans held rule over them.
 
Oppression hovered over the Jews because of their disobedience to worship God only.
 
As we prepare to pray over our city, we understand that because of rebellion in the hearts of many citizens, the enemy king satan has set up assignments to rule over individuals.  Strong towers of doubt and unbelief have been build holding our citizens captive and in bondage.
 
We have a greater KING, who is able to break the assignments set up by the enemy.  Our God can pull down the strong towers of resistance and leave not one stone unturned.  Jesus desires to remove all the old stones - - leaving nothing of the old.  All must be purged and nothing of the old to remain.  All must be made brand new, not the same.
Jesus is the Greater One, and a Greater King is able to break the assignments of the enemy king.
 
However Jesus cannot enter the domain of our citizens to tear down and replace, unless He is invited.  He is a gentleman, always polite and waits for a willing mind and a teachable spirit.  God will not force himself until He is wanted.  He is ready and powerful but He waits patiently. 
 
Jesus wants to rule supreme - only Him.  He cannot allow any thing or anyone else to rule along side of him.
 
No man can serve two masters.  Jesus demands we serve only Him.
 
Some have tried to clean up a little space for Jesus, while keeping things that were friendly and familiar, but that will not do.  Jesus is the deep cleaner and he desires to remove all those things that are not acceptable in His sight.
 
Jesus came to bring us Life, more abundantly and He is our Eternal Life and Glory. 
 
As we pray over our city, we prophesy that assignments are broken, walls and towers torn down, citizens become awake to realize their need for Jesus, and open eyes and ears to understand as God is calling them to repentance and to invite Jesus into their life.
 
Thank you Jesus for making everything new in our citizens as they invite you into their lives.