In John 10:10 Jesus says, "The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full." Did you hear that? Jesus said "I HAVE COME SO THAT... you may have LIFE!" The word "life" used in this verse, in the Greek is zoe. Zoe is not speaking about mere existence. Zoe means abundance of life, exuberance, blissfulness, fulfillment and contentment... THRIVING! When the bible talks about eternal"life", its not speaking of merely existing for eternity, it is speaking of the greatest abundance of LIFE forever and ever. That’s what Jesus brings. He came to SET US FREE from sin and its power over our lives giving us victory over sin AND death. The enemy, Satan, on the other hand, comes to steal, kill and destroy. He doesn't want you to know God or the power we have through Christ. He doesn't want us to experience the fullness of life. He deceives and tempts us to believe that we don't need God, we just need more stuff. Satan's whole plan is to STEAL ANY HOPE you have for this life as well as the next. DON'T LISTEN TO HIM!! Instead, listen to the truths of God's word. Read it, learn it, memorize it, apply it and watch the VICTORY that comes through it. THAT'S OUR HOPE! And that's the HOPE Jesus brought with Him 2000 years ago when He came as that little baby born in the stable.
During the month of December we celebrate ADVENT - The English term "advent" comes from a Latin word meaning “coming," particularly the coming of Christ. It is celebrated four Sundays before Christmas. Each Sunday themed with one of the blessed promises of God: Hope, Joy, Peace and Love. With eager anticipation for the coming of Christmas the goal is to realize its all about the Christ child coming and the blessings He brought some 2000 years ago and still brings to those who believe today. May we all be richly blessed during this Christmas season as we wait with joyful anticipation for His arrival.
Snippets are what pops in my head while having my daily quiet time with God. I write it down to maybe encourage, challenge or inspire others to read God's word. Please feel free to share your snippets as well. Enjoy and God bless!