A time of Jubilee, a time of rest

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father
There is no shadow of turning with thee
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As thou has been Thou forever will be.

Great is thy faithfulness, Great is thy faithfulness,
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord unto me

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand besides

The year 2017 and beyond will be a period of resting and time spend in prayer and worship understanding that Jesus is my jubilee. I am surprised I have survived in my life and be true to the faith. It is really not my faith but His faithfulness and grace.

Essentially, this phase of life is over soon . Working life, relationships, even church life. We have lived decades so involved in relationships, work, ministry, and  church life. Our space is so crowded,  many concerns and deadlines. But at the end, what do we have? Not much, really.

Is life about having glory in working life, our processions? Hits to web sites? Perhaps for a season we have to build our abode and savings. I have only a few years left during which time to save for a very early retirement. Gays have much narrower options and support in life, and we have to prepare for a tough life and be self supporting.

Gay marriage is already legalized in the US. Asia will follow soon. The gay christian movement will be a historical foot note. My ministry to proclaim Jesus Christ to the GLBT community as a small voice in the desert is soon needed no more.

Around the world, we see small GLBT congregations of far less than 100 attendance, barely surviving even though they had the money and the resources, and 50 years to do ministry. Ultimately, their hearts are not for the Rainbow Harvest field for their salvation is limited to social justice but no hope of eternity, and so God doesn’t bring in the sheaves. This is so sad for even the little they have will one day be taken away.

Most of the entry to the blogs were written in a sitting of less than 2 hours, some even done whilst sitting in churches where God put a new sermon in my heart so contrary to the messages that was preached in the GLBT churches I was attending. Sometimes the Word of God was so strong that I couldn’t but write it down. I remember that God uses a donkey to speak the word of God to Israel and to the false prophets. I am but God’s monkey, nothing more.

I have suffered so much in my life, and in my sufferings, pain and lost, I have come closer to Jesus Christ to experience His love, grace and mercy. One day there will be no more sorrows.

There is coming a day,
When no heart aches shall come,
No more clouds in the sky,
No more tears to dim the eye,
All is peace forever more,
On that happy golden shore,
What a day, glorious day that will be.

What a day that will be,
When my Jesus I shall see,
And I look upon His face,
The One who saved me by His grace;
When He takes me by the hand,
And leads me through the Promised Land,
What a day, glorious day that will be.

There’ll be no sorrow there,
No more burdens to bear,
No more sickness, no pain,
No more parting over there;
And forever I will be,
With the One who died for me,
What a day, glorious day that will be.

What a day that will be,
When my Jesus I shall see,
And I look upon His face,
The One who saved me by His grace;
When He takes me by the hand,
And leads me through the Promised Land,
What a day, glorious day that will be

Refrain:
How beautiful heaven must be,
Sweet home of the happy and free;
Fair haven of rest for the weary,
How beautiful heaven must be.

 

 

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