Happy New Year 2015!
Today is the first Day of a brand new year. Happy New Year to You!
As we bring to remembrance why we should celebrate such a day as this, Stacey & I would like to give an update of the progression of Loving The Majesty Ministries ” Africa 2015 Mission” .
We pray our story will inspire you to look forward to 2015 in Hope and Joy.
It is our desire to cause you to Dance with Your Bridegroom Jesus in great delight of His love for you in 2015. Such intimate LOVE that squeezes you into the closeness of Himself so there is no separation of distance or status of class of being between us and HIM …in fact this is what the word “TOGETHER” means in Greek language as used in the book of Ephesians chapter 2:6 in the phrase raised us up “together” and made us sit “together “ In The anointed Jesus . We are the Body of Jesus Here on this earth –even married to Him in covenant relationship that HE nourishes us and cherishes us as members of HIS own Body, of His own Flesh and of His own Bones!
Stacey & I left home from Healy, Alaska on Dec 16th, 2014 driving enroute to Phillipsport, New York to prepare for our upcoming flight that departs Jan 7th 2015 out of JFK to Entebbe, Uganda.
The plan during this 14 day, 4862 mile (7080 kilometer) drive, was to minister to people on the streets and along the route both in convenience stores and gas stations and on the side of the road by sharing the love of Jesus and giving the extra sweat shirts that overflow from the allowable Baggage by the airlines that were donated to Loving the Majesty Ministries.
On the day of departure the Miracles began to manifest in timing. We received the IRS Tax Exempt Status of a 501(c)(3) public Charity.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day we rejoiced celebrating the remembrance of the Virgin Birth of our Messiah Jesus with Josiah, one of our sons, Elizabeth our daughter in law and Silas one of our 5 grandsons. Celebrating Christmas with some family was a bonus to the many miles spent in prayer and listening to ministering CDS and Music as we drove along.
Stacey & I began to memorize Psalm 91 together for meditation, and spoke in two churches- City Center View in Edmonton, and Clare Church of the Nazarene in Clare Michigan, which the Lord opened as doors for us to touch people’s lives and to raise support for the work of this year’s NEW venture in our lives.
SO what does this all have to do with New Year and the reason to celebrate it with Joy and Hope?
As we met so many people along way this last two weeks one thing stood out clearly- People want to be loved! No matter what baggage and hurt they carry or trouble they have walked thru or are seemingly in at the present, everyone is just a few words of encouragement from gaining the strength to Stand up and Live again.
In fact 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 says that if any Person is IN CHIRST (the anointed Messiah) Jesus,
OLD THINGS- ARE- PASSED AWAY and “ALL THINGS” are MADE NEW…just like the dates on the calendar at the turn of a new year. God has already reconciled us to HIMSELF in Jesus Death on the cross and resurrection from the dead.
It is clear that God – verse 19 says is not holding our former sins against us anymore….this means SIN in and of itself is not against us anymore. Do not misread this in the English and interpret it to mean only the sin that you committed to date. It does not in any way imply such thing. Jesus DIED ONCE FOR ALL people and fro ALL time to take away the Sin of the WORLD. Jesus carried those sins and paid the price for them in Hades for you suffering on your behalf so you do not have to carry them or suffer from them.
I understand – it may not “feel like that could possibly be the truth. It is, however, TRUTH established for ALL TIME AND ETERNITY THAT THE BLOOD OF CHIRST HAS SQUEEZED US INTO THE MIDST OF GOD MAKING US ONE WITH HIM AS HIS DEAR SONS AND DAUGHTERS. IT IS A FREE GIFT.
Joy returns to the eyes of people, who come to realize and understand that God really does love them. God really does care for them. God’s will is to help them out of any storm of life, or through any storm of life they are now experiencing no matter if they caused the storm by bad choices or some other person or situation caused it.
As Stacey & I and our team spoke with people –even those some may label “street people”- Love and Hope bring caused JOY to shine in the eyes of those we spoke with! Love and Hope that someone Like Jesus who is able to help them NOW, and that will to help thru His own body - people like you and I, who are willing to forgive and throw out the old, and offer the NEW life for eternity as a free gift. A free gift paid for and freely given without reservation….Remember those Jesus touched 2000 years ago- a rough fisherman, a demon possess woman, a prostitute, an adulterer, a thief, a murderer…..you and I.
This is a NEW Beginning and New YEAR. Out with the old prejudices and selfishness of our own private lives. And In with the New Unity of the Body of the Bridegroom. Get a REVELATION of JESUS – your Bridegroom coming for those whose lamps are burning bright with oil!
Joy OF THE NEW will spill over into the lives of those who need that LIGHT ALL AROUND YOU!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!