“Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:22

Hear the words of the Lord and take heart His truth in Isaiah 45:18-21 For thus says the Lord, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it,  Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: “I am the Lord, and there is no other.  I have not spoken in secret, In a dark place of the earth; I did not say to the seed of Jacob, ‘Seek Me in vain’;  I the Lord, speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.  “Assemble yourselves and come;  Draw near together, You who have escaped the nations.  They have no knowledge, Who carry the wood of their carved image, And pray to a god that cannot save.   Tell and bring forth your case;  Yes, let them take counsel together.  Who has declared this from ancient time?  Who has told it from that time?  Have not I, the Lord?  And there is no other God and Savior; there is none besides Me.  Isaiah 52:13-53:6  Behold-My Servant shall deal prudently, He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high.  Just as many were astonished at you, So His visage was marred more than any man, And His form more than the sons of men;  So shall He sprinkle many nations.  Kings shall shut their mouths at Him;  For what had not been told them they shall see, And what they had not heard they shall consider.  

Who has believed our report?  And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?  For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of the dry ground.  He has no form of comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him.  He is despised and rejected by men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.  And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;  He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.  Surely He has been borne our griefs And carried our sorrows;  Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.  But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.  All we like sheep have gone astray;  We have all turned, every one, to his own way;  And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of  us all.  Revelation 22:12-13, 16, 20-21  “AND BEHOLD, I AM COMING QUICKLY, AND MY REWARD IS WITH ME, TO GIVE TO EVERY ONE ACCORDING TO HIS WORK.  I AM THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE END, THE FIRST AND THE LAST.  I, JESUS HAVE SENT MY ANGEL TO TESTIFY TO YOU THESE THINGS IN THE CHURCHES.  I AM THE ROOT AND THE OFF-SPRING OF DAVID, THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR.”  He who testifies to these things says, “SURELY I AM COMING QUICKLY.”  Amen.  Even so, come, Lord Jesus!  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.  Amen. 

“The Lord’s comfort” Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Brothers and sisters I pray that you will take heart these comforting truths from the Lord.  In this world we will all suffer from trials, tribulation, and pain while in the flesh.  However, do not be discouraged or dismayed because of Christ Jesus as you know how He was rejected, hated, and abused in this world until His death on the cross.  Our encouragement is that our Father did raise Him from the dead on the third day.  He visited our other brothers and sisters in the faith who are now absent in the body and then ascended to heaven to sit at our Father’s right hand until the time when all things pass away and become new.   Many attacks have come our way and will continue to grow worse until we either die in the flesh or are still alive when Jesus returns to receive us whom are in the Book of life and risen and changed to His glory.  Pray always to stay strong in the faith and press on like our brother, Paul formerly known as Saul before he met Jesus on the road to Damascus.  Jesus spoke words of encouragement to His disciples before He ascended to heaven and thus gave instructions for them to make disciples and teach them what Jesus taught them.  Soon after He went to our Father, God sent the Holy Spirit of Truth in the Name of  Jesus to the disciples at Pentecost.  Now all those who hear the gospel of Jesus and believe also receive the Holy Spirit of  Truth.  He reminds us all who belong to Jesus, the Living Word of God, of the teachings of  Jesus and will always bring us to Truth if we set our hearts to follow Jesus and listen to the Holy Spirit who guides our hearts, minds, and souls in this life.  Remember that there is spiritual warfare going on and that is why it is very urgent to pray continually because we are still in the flesh and are weak.  However, if we fully surrender ourselves to Jesus and keep our focus on Him, then we will overcome in the Spirit of Truth, whom only speaks what He hears that God the Father says.  Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you.  Be not dismayed, for  I am your God.  I  will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.  John 11:25-27 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.  And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.  Do you believe this?”  She said to Him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is come into the world.”  John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I  have overcome the world.”