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The Blessed And Most Honorable Persecuted Church by Debbie Harris

Matthew 5:10-12
Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are ye, when [men] shall revile you, and persecute [you], and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great [is] your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Hebrews 11:32-40 (Amplified)

And what shall I say further? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets

Who by [the help of] faith subdued kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promised blessings, closed the mouths of lions,

Extinguished the power of raging fire, escaped the devourings of the sword, out of frailty and weakness won strength and became stalwart, even mighty and resistless in battle, routing alien hosts.

[Some] women received again their dead by a resurrection. Others were tortured to death with clubs, refusing to accept release [offered on the terms of denying their faith], so that they might be resurrected to a better life.

Others had to suffer the trial of mocking and scourging and even chains and imprisonment.

They were stoned to death; they were lured with tempting offers [to renounce their faith]; they were sawn asunder; they were slaughtered by the sword; [while they were alive] they had to go about wrapped in the skins of sheep and goats, utterly destitute, oppressed, cruelly treated—

[Men] of whom the world was not worthy—roaming over the desolate places and the mountains, and [living] in caves and caverns and holes of the earth.

And all of these, though they won divine approval by [means of] their faith, did not receive the fulfillment of what was promised,

Because God had us in mind and had something better and greater in view for us, so that they [these heroes and heroines of faith] should not come to perfection apart from us [before we could join them].

And when our
Brothers and sisters
In Jesus Christ
Are persecuted
By the hands of
The insidious enemy
Our Savior weeps!

And if you listen carefully
And see by eyes of faith,
We can truly imagine
The angels in Heaven are
Singing to the wounded lambs
Of the King Kings,
“Blessed and honored
Are the Triune God’s
Precious children,
Joint heirs,
Royalty on earth now in Heaven
Whom the world persecutes
For they have
The everlasting
Divine approval
Of the Great I AM
And will receive
The gemstone studded
Crown of Life from
Their Savior’s nail
Pierced hands!”

Living Out Christmas All Year Long by Debbie Harris

Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Luke 2:1-20

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

[And] this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this [shall be] a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

And when they had seen [it], they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

And all they that heard [it] wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

But Mary kept all these things, and pondered [them] in her heart.

And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

With the immensity
Of our Savior’s gifts,
We should be
Gloriously living out
And celebrating
Christmas
Each and
Every day
All year long!

For His
Precious,
World Changing
Holy Birth
Makes possible
The impossible
By the offering
Of two new births,
The birth of our Savior,
And the gift of Salvation
Eternal life
Given to us
By our Father’s
Most beloved
And only
Begotten Son!

With the immensity
Of our Savior’s gifts,
We should be gloriously
Living out
And celebrating
Christmas
Each and
Every day
All year long!

Redeemed by Debbie Harris

Nothing can ever compare
To the love of Christ
Being shed abroad
In our hearts.
Not wealth
Not fame
Not pleasure
Not ease.
There is
No greater
Gift of love given
To humanity
No greater honor
No greater hope
No greater joy
No greater peace
Than the glorious
Gift of Salvation
And the fact that
We are gloriously
And Forever
Redeemed!
Redeemed!
Redeemed!

Serving Christ Without Knowing Him, Tragedy Of All Tragedies! by Debbie Harris

Matthew 7:21-23

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

If we serve Christ
Without accepting Him
Into our hearts and lives
We tragically
Deceive ourselves.

If we serve Christ
And we do not
Personally know Him
We tragically
Deceive ourselves!

Tragedies of all
Tragedies is any
Precious soul who is
Self deceived!

Jesus Christ Is Our Abundant Life by Debbie Harris

Ephesians 6:11-13
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

James 2:19

Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

Christ is our abundant life.

Who
Do
We
Lift
Up
Christ
Or
Self?

Choosing
Christ
Above
All
Else
Brings
Believers
Blessed,
Victorious,
Delightful,
Celestial,
Freedom filled,
Abundant life!

Choosing
Self
Creates
Circular
Despondency,
Carnality,
Spiritual weakness.
Spiritual poverty
And leads
The joint heir
Of Jesus Christ
To despair
Because self
Is on the
Throne instead
Of Christ!

Christ is our abundant life!

Yet the enemy
Utilizes carnality
Draped and disguised as
Cultural relevancy
Academics,
Secularism,
Relativism,
To bring
The Joint Heir
Of Jesus Christ
To choose self again,
To choose the world again,
To choose an error filled
Enemy driven intellectualism
That minimizes Christ
Mixes Truth and lies
And marginalizes
The Precious,
Innerant,
Holy Word
Word of our
Most,
Holy,
Majestic and
Mighty God!

Joint heirs of
Jesus Christ
Choose Christ not self!
Choose the standards of the Word of God
The ultimate truth
Not the standards
Of the world
That create despair
And self-destruction!

For Jesus Christ
Is the only author
Of true abundant
Royal,
Christ given
Blood bought
Forgiveness
Victory
Life,
Peace,
Hope,
Grace,
And truth!

Because Of Christ, We Are Blessed! By Debbie Harris

Psalms 68:19

Blessed [be] the Lord, [who] daily loadeth us [with benefits, even] the God of our salvation. Selah.

Jerimiah 17:7

Blessed [is] the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

Because of Christ
We are blessed!

Because Of Christ
We are joint heirs.

Because of Christ
We are healed.

Because of Christ
We are reconciled.

Because of Christ
We are forever justified.

Because of Christ
We are sanctified.

Because of Christ
We are always
And forever
Delighted in
And loved!

Because of Christ
We will reign with
Him in the
New Heaven
And the new earth.

Because of Christ
We have constant
Fellowship with
Our triune God.

Because of Christ
We are seen by God
As God sees His Son!

Because of Christ
In His eyes
We have never
Done anything wrong.

Because of Christ,
We know that every
Need will be met
For He is our
All encompassing
Sufficiency!

Because of Christ
We can be joyful
In all our circumstances
For Christ is our
Intrinsic and Extrinsic
Glorious Reality!

Because of Christ
We know how to be
Abased and
How to abound.

Because of Christ
We have eternal life.
We are His royal
Daughters and Sons!

Because of Christ
We revel in His
Unfailing
Unconditional
Love!

Because of Christ
We can look forward
To our Blessed Hope
That Christ will
Come and rapture
Us to our forever Home!

Because of Christ
We are blessed!

Do We Really Live Out Our Faith? Through The Victorious Power Of Jesus Christ, We Can! by Debbie Harris

James 1:22-24
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

Do we really
Sincerely,
Passionately
Authentically,
Believably,
Sacrificially
Live out our faith
By our thoughts?
By our words?
By our deeds?

Through the
Victorious
Power of
Jesus Christ
We can!

We believe Christ!
We know Christ!
We think upon Christ!
Oh how we love Christ!

But do we really
Sincerely,
Passionately,
Authentically,
Believably,
Sacrificially
Live out our faith
By our thoughts?
By our words?
By our deeds?

Through the
Victorious
Power of
Jesus Christ
We can!

He Is Risen by Debbie Harris

Mark 16: 6 (KJV)

And he saith unto them, Be not affirghted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazereth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

Luke 24:6

He is not here, but is risen.

John 20: 3,5,6, 7

And he stooping down, and lookin in saw the linen clothes lying: yet he went not in.

Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepluchure, and seeth the linnen clothes lie.

And the nakin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes but wrapped together in a place by itself.

He is risen!

No more sin filled prison!

No more schism between heart, soul, and mind

For we dwell in His

Majestic,

Multi-faceted,

Magnificent,

Prism of

Unimaginable,

Unfathomable,

Unretractable,

Unfailing,

Unmalleable,

Grace filled redemptive light!

For all of his creation magnifies and exalts His name

From the golden throated cardinal,

To the golden saturated sunset,

To the heaven filled redeemed golden soul,

To the streets of gold,

All of creation sings

He is not in the tomb!

He is risen!!!

He Is Able by Debbie Harris

Jude 24 (KJV)

Now unto him that is ABLE to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen

He is able

No matter what the dream

He is able!

 

He is able

No matter how impossible

Circumstances may seem

He is able!

 

He is able to take any heart

And because of the cross

Make all things new!

He is able!

 

He is able to part the Red Sea

And see you safely and victoriously through!

He is able!

 

He is able to take the broken pieces of any life

And turn its pains

Into a masterful stained glass window

Where every crack and every stain

Is filled with the stunning beauty

And radiant light of Jesus Christ!

He is able!

 

He is able

To calm any storm in any sea

He is able!

 

He is able

To give us boldness, courage, & strength

Like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego!

He is able!

 

He is able

To hear every whisper

And treat every tear

As an urgent prayer.

He is able!

 

He is able

To stop the mouths of lions

In any lion’s den.

He is able!

 

He is able

To give us His most excellent and precious spirit

To lead us in all our ways

In these most challenging days.

He is able!

 

He is able

To give us Heavenly wisdom

At any moment of any day

He is able!

 

He is able

To turn any nation

Back to Christ again

He is able!

 

He is able

To roll away any stone

He is able!!

 

He is able

To go before us,

To go behind us,

To work within us,

To be with us,

To surround us,

To support us,

To still and calm every anxiety and every fear

With His most tender care!!

He is able!

 

Is this not the angelic cadence of triumph

That is heard in heaven everywhere?

Can you hear it?

The glory of the eternal song echoes

Through streets of gold

And permeates New Jerusalem!!

Is this not the heavenly chorus angels’ sing

Midst the rush of gemstone studded wings

Around the throne room of the King of Kings?

 

He is able!

He is able!

He is able!

He is able!

And He alone is worthy of

All our praise,

All our worship,

All our adoration.