Look at John 10:10 in your Bible, “I am come that they might have life and that they might have life more abundantly.”
CHOICE GREETINGS TO YOU AS WE REJOICE TOGETHER THAT JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE AND EVER LIVING TO MAKE INTERCESSION FOR US.
HAVE YOU EVER STOPPED TO ASK WHAT DOES THE WORD ABUNDANCE MEAN?
It is a really important question and it comes from the word: CARIZOS. It means exceeding number, measure, rank, and need. It means over and above, more than necessary, super added. The literal translation is superabundance. These are the words of Dr. Strong and Dr. Thayer. Strong goes on to add that it means SUPERABUNDANT IN QUANITY AS WELL AS SUPERIOR IN QUALITY AND BY THESE TERMS IT MEANS EXCESSIVE. JOHN 10:10, tells us that Jesus came to give us this kind of life.
One day the wife of a man from the guild of prophets called out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead. You well know what a good man he was, devoted to God. And now the man to whom he was in debt is on his way to collect by taking my two children as slaves.”
“I greet you with the great words, grace and peace! We know the meaning of those words because Jesus Christ rescued us from this evil world we are in by offering himself as a sacrifice for our sins. God’s plan is that we all experience that rescue. Glory to God forever! Oh, yes!” I don’t think the Apostle Paul would mind me using this greeting to the Church of Galatia, copied from the Amplified Bible, in our weekly letter to you. I have noticed that on several occasions in the scripture that there are stories and encouragements to those who have been defeated or discouraged.
Blessings of Grace and Peace to you today from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,
Have you ever thought about sharing these letters with your family and friends?
Recently, we had the funeral of Jennifer Peterson who will always be remembered as an incredible gift to the Body of Christ. Her Mother Billie was serving as our receptionist and was not able to type. So, she would take our radio messages home and when Jennifer would come from work, Billie would have her type the messages for me. Jennifer gave her heart to Christ as a result of reading and typing these messages. When I write these weekly letters it is for a personal point of contact with you but I actually write them with body of Christ in mind. It is my desire to share with you timely messages in regard to days in which we live.
Our friend Norman Cox has recently written a book and I love his title, SAY THAT AGAIN, his sub-title is Wisdom In Today’s World and when you read the chapters you will see it is appropriately named. Chapter 36 speaks to what is our theme of our Wednesday Night Faith Clinic teaching with Coach Jerry Miles and Mike Denigan, when spoke of the importance the personal discipline of Bible Reading. To have a healthy relationship with someone it is important not to neglect communication with one another. You hang on every word, so to speak and want to hear their voice. Norman has chosen appropriately this theme for his compilation of timely subjects.
Greetings to all our Heritage Church Family and those with shared passion for souls and revival.
Our dear friend, who was a great influence on many lives here at Heritage, was Harvey Payne. He was an advocate for righteousness and the Baptism of Fire. He believed that this was an often overlooked necessity would be essential in the last days. I remember Brother Payne as we affectionately called him, teaching us: “SIN ALWAYS LEAVES A SCAR.”