Heavenly Citizenship

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. Phil 3:20-21

I remember my dad talking about his family. They emigrated from Sweden just two generations previously. Continue reading

Learn to do better!

Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you. Heb 13:17

(NLT- Obey your spiritual leaders, and do what they say. Their work is to watch over your souls, and they are accountable to God. Give them reason to do this with joy and not with sorrow. That would certainly not be for your benefit. Heb 13:17) Continue reading

Sukkot

It’s another Feast Day and the second blood moon of four. This one falls on Sukkoth and the eclipse was early this morning in the states.

Sukkoth is also known as the Feast of Booths or Feast of Tabernacles.

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the Lord. On the first day there shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it. For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. It is a sacred assembly, and you shall do no customary work on it. Lev 23:33-36

It is a time of great celebration after the solemn Yom Kippur – Day of Atonement.

The Jews build temporary shelters to celebrate the occasion and Jesus was familiar with the day.

Now the Jews’ Feast of Tabernacles was at hand. John 7:2

You go up to this feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, for My time has not yet fully come. John 7:8

Jesus has not yet fulfilled this Feast but the day is coming when He will.

It is written,

“Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Rev 21:3-4

To me, this is the final great act of God – to dwell with us and give us great comfort. It’s like coming home to security and reassurance.

Jesus is our Tabernacle.

Abba, I long for the fulfillment of the last three Feasts. Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus. YES&AMEN

Home – Give it your blessing!

Lord, through all the generations you have been our home! Ps 90:1
My wife has been away from home for 3 weeks as she stayed at our daughter’s home to help with our new grandson, which is their first child.
It was a strange end and beginning of the year. Continue reading

Getting ready for the trip

This weekend Linda and I are taking a trip to Arkansas with some really good friends, Steve and Kathy.
Being a pastor, a dad, a granddad, a chief engineer, a production director, and trying to do everything to keep a house and church running smooth can wear a person down. Linda deals with pre-K children every day and that can frazzle the nerves of an adult. Continue reading