I TRUST THESE SCRIPTURES AND WRITINGS WILL ENCOURAGE YOUR HEART AND BUILD YOUR FAITH AS YOU READ THROUGH THEM! Our prayer for this website is that it continues to be a source of encouragement and blessings to all who have stopped by for a visit with us! Mary Mayko
Christian Fellowship Church 900 Starkey Road, Largo, FL. 33771.
“A NEW WORLD PROMISED.”
“We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness. 2 Peter 3:13.
Christ Jesus is identified as the Prince of Peace who promises His followers peace while we live in this sinful world as we walk with Him, as well as peace that will endure forever when He creates His new heavens and new earth one day in the future! (John 14:27) When He returns, He will reward His faithful redeemed people of both the OT and the NT! He will also properly and fairly Judge every individual and deal out the proper punishment for those who reject Him! He is not only our Redeemer He is also the righteous Judge! Many do not quite comprehend that our loving Savior is also pour out His wrath and fury with vengeance that rightly belongs to Him alone!
COMING OF THE MESSIAH! Isa.61:1-9. Jesus announced Himself as the expected Messiah when He read from Isa.61:1-3, then announced that scripture had been fulfilled that day! His first coming was as Savior! His second coming will be to gather His people safely Home and then, as Judge, execute judgment on all wicked and evil and all those who have rejected His call of salvation! Do not be deceived! The time will arrive when all He has promised will happen, for as Judge as well as Savior He will then pour out His fury to avenge all evil and wrongs! Knowing He is truly Savior and Judge should stir up that respect and honor He deserves now!
Because of all Christ has already accomplished for us, we should be His holy people, as Godly priests calling out to our LORD in behalf of others, as well as for our own needs. He loves to answer our prayers when based on His righteousness, not selfishness or lack of compassion for others! We are to come boldly (Heb.4:16) and Isaiah 61:7a “But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God.” When we seek His Kingdom and righteousness first, He will provide and defend in our times of need, but never be deceived by the fact that our LORD and Savior absolutely despises wrong doing of all kinds! We should be known as the people who are blessed by God and honor Him in all we say, think and do!
INVITATION ACCEPTED OR REJECTED” Isa. 62:10-11 & 65:1-12. Prepare the way of the LORD! That was the message of His first Coming and it is also the one for His second Coming! The ministry of the Church and God’s people is to prepare, preach, teach, tell of our loving Savior who will return one day, un-expected by many, yet we need to be sure, we ourselves are ready to meet Him at any time, and share Good News of how He saved us! While we look forward to the glory of His return, we should also care about others! Ask the LORD who we are to minister to, how to do it, and He will open up a way for you to share. Are you preparing the way of the LORD for others or hindering it? We must all examine how we are living and does it honor Him?
A remnant of Jewish people will return to Jerusalem during the Millennial Reign of Christ! They will rebuild and enjoy all the promised blessings of the LORD! Jerusalem will no longer be called a forsaken city, but a place where righteousness dwells in peace forever! But according to God’s mercy, He calls over and over again out to those who reject or rebel against Him to return and repent to be restored! For the many who walk in disobedience, and insist on living a sinful lifestyle, He will remind them of the many times He called to them, but they refused His invitation! They will suffer forever!
EVERLASTING JOY FOR GOD’S PEOPLE! Isa. 65:17-25. The Book of Revelation and Isaiah both give a beautiful picture of the promise of new heavens and new earth! All of life will be transformed in God’s new creation! Those who accept the LORD during the tribulation and are still alive will live in His new creations! During this era, they will reap the benefits of their labor! The days of the faithful will be as a tree, long, strong and healthy! Ps. 92:13-14. “Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age.”
The righteous never labor in vain! Their children shall be blessed of the LORD! “My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and My words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of your descendants – from this time on and forever.” Even before we petition our LORD, He hears us before we can even speak! Isa.65:24 /Matt. 6:8. During the Millennial Reign of Christ all animosity and hostility will cease! The Prince of Peace will even calm wild animals and they too, will dwell peacefully with each other!
Isaiah 61-65 reveals a future time when Christ Himself will rule forever! After His final battle with Satan and the demonic forces, when Christ conquers all, the Great White Throne judgment will bring face their judgment and final destiny where they will be cast into the eternal Lake of Fire! Then God will create the New Heavens and the New Earth and all His Redeemed Believers will enter that Everlasting Peace with our precious LORD and Savior Redeemer, Christ Jesus! Never again will there be sorrows, sickness, or wars! Praise the LORD now for all His glorious promises, for the WORD of the LIVING GOD cannot fail! As He has said, so shall it be! Amen!
Christian Fellowship Church Of Largo
Mary Mayko is Christian Fellowship's Adult Sunday School Teacher, Church Elder and one of our counselors. Mary also has the pulpit one Tuesday night a month to deliver Gods Word. She has penned inspirational poetry and writings for over 30 years.