by Mark Tross
WAIT and listen (ho - KJV), everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy [priceless, spiritual] wine and milk without money and without price [simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing]. [Revelation 21:6, 7; 22:17.] - Isaiah 55:1 - AMP
While you’re waiting for Christmas Day to come, during this holiday (holy-day) season, listening for the jingle bells, reindeer hoofs on your roof, while landing the sleigh of jolly old ‘Saint Nicholas,’ let’s not forget the true (Truth) meaning of this worldwide celebration. Many will lay out cookies and a glass of milk for the ‘big guy,’ because it’s only right to be hospitable, but even the best of confessing believers seem to forget the real reason for the season and that’s Jesus! He’s inviting all to come and drink of His living water, as the bread of Life, rich, poor, old, young, Jew, gentile, male, female, slave and free, because God wishes that none would perish and all would come to eternal, everlasting, abundant, resurrection Life, in Christ/Messiah, Who already paid for the fullness of redemption, so that we could each personally experience the blessing of a right relationship with God, our heavenly Father, by simply surrendering to Him, desiring the sincere milk of the word, under the new and better covenant, which He purchased with the wine of His blood.
Ho! ho! [Hear and] flee from the land of the north, says the Lord, and from the four winds of the heavens, for to them have I scattered you, says the Lord.
Ho! Escape to Zion, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon! - Zechariah 2:6, 7 - AMP
Hear, oh Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One! He has promised to gather all who are scattered from the four corners of the earth, unto Himself and all of God’s promises are yes and amen in Christ Jesus! This is the great escape, as He cries out in the wilderness, “Come out, come out of her my people!”
And He [further] said to me, It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I [Myself] will give water without price from the fountain (springs) of the water of Life. [Isaiah 55:1.]
He who is victorious shall inherit all these things, and I will be God to him and he shall be My son. - Revelation 21:6, 7 AMP
Upon the cross, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “It is finished!” He is the A and Z, the first and last, the cornerstone & the capstone. In ‘the Beginning’ God created the heavens and the earth, all things are held together by Him. He’s the One giving this water to all who are thirsty, Who paid the price, the ransom, as the fountain, the well-spring of Life! We only have true victory in Jesus, our Immanuel (God with us), Christ in you, the Hope of Glory, by becoming joint-heirs with Him and receiving our inheritance through spiritual adoption, by being born-again, we become sons of the Most High God!
The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost. [Isaiah 55:1.] - Revelation 22:17 AMP
The Ekklesia (the church) is powerfully reaching out and the Holy Spirit is calling all people everywhere into the Holy of Holies, intimacy with our heavenly Father! Have you been listening? Are you (painfully) conscious of this need? Does your soul wait only upon God? Times of refreshing are available, He’s our firm foundation, the Rock and the joy of the Lord is our strength, when we are weak, He is strong! God so loved this world and everyone in it, past, present and future (until Jesus comes again) that He gave His One and only begotten Son, so whoever earnestly desires Him shall not perish, but come to repentance. Come unto Him, all who are weary and heavy laden (burdened) and He will give you rest, shalom, peace, health, healing, wholeness, fullness and blessing! Take and eat, taste and see that the Lord is good, He’s the living water and bread of Life. Salvation is a free gift, without cost to you, Jesus paid it all.
The Truth shall set you free and He who the Son sets free is free indeed! Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ/Messiah and you shall be saved. It’s not about the presents, it’s all about His Presence, where there’s fullness of joy! Receive the greatest gift of all this Christmas, without cost and then give the good news to others, because He’s the desire of nations, they just don’t know it yet.
Merry Christmas/Messiahmas & Happy New Year 2016!
In Hebrew, the word ‘ho’ means woe, behave (self), come, depart, enter, exercise (self), follow, forth, forward, go, lead, march, move (self), run (along), still, surely, crying out after, (greatly) desire, be desirous, long, to walk, come (away), one’s way, grow, prosper, pursue, cause to run, journey.
In Greek, the word ‘ho’ means come hither, accompany, bring, enter, light, pass, be set.
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