Our Still Waters Camp theme has held strong this year, and it continues to be a very present desire in our hearts, to be perfect IN HIM.
As the coming of the Lord draws ever so near, there is nothing more critical on the minds and hearts of God's children than making ourselves ready for His return. We know that we MUST be perfect IN HIM, and we've been given a perfect Message to prepare us for a perfect Bridegroom to catch away a perfect Bride. This Christmas time of year provides us with an opportunity to press in to that perfection, as we're reminded of the true Christ in CHRISTmas
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. (Colossians 2:6-7)
Then my salvation, yours, tonight, does not hinge upon the merits of our own acts. It hinged upon the positive sovereign grace of Almighty God Who has chosen us in Him. Certainly. I could never be perfect, nor you could never be perfect. And we don't claim to be perfect. But we have this one consolation, that, our faith rests in a perfect Sacrifice that's already been received! 57-0419 The Perfection
How glorious it is to have the revelation that God sent His Son, a perfect Sacrifice that's already been received, so that we too could have Eternal Life and enter into that perfect rest. What better time of year to thank Him for the greatest Christmas present that anybody could get.
…vindicated in your own flesh, you are the person that's borned of the Holy Spirit. Wouldn't you love to have that? Wouldn't that be the greatest Christmas present that anybody could get? The gift of Eternal Life. “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting Life.” 63-1216 We Have Seen His Star And Have Come To Worship Him
Below are a few encouraging Scriptures to ponder on during the holiday season.
God richly bless you and your families!
Let your heart therefore be perfect with the Lord our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day. 1 Kings 8:61
For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. 2 Chronicles 16:9
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:48
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do , forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. Philippians 3:13-15
Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Hebrews 6:1
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1