Wednesday, November 19

An awesome benefit package

"Then I heard a mighty voice from the throne and I perceived its distinct words, saying, See! The abode of God is with men, and He will live (encamp, tent) among them; and they shall be His people, and God shall personally be with them and be their God.(A) God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more, neither shall there be anguish (sorrow and mourning) nor grief nor pain any more, for the old conditions and the former order of things have passed away."(B)

Cross references: .(A)Revelation 21:3 : Ezek 37:27 .(B)Revelation 21:4 : Isa 25:8; 35:10

With the increased gloom concerning the outlook of the "Big Three", of which my job is intricately tied too, there is often a discussion I get into concerning the possibility of job loss in the coming months. Typically the New Year is when the changes come in, as we return from the 'holiday week layoff." The atheist that resides in the bay next to my own seemed to be surprised about my lack of concern over the increased scrutiny from the 'big bosses' in our area.

"With the job market the way it is, how can you not be concerned?" is his question. If laid off, I would lose benefits, etc., alot more than just a paycheck.

"I've work for God, regardless of where He sends the money from," I quip to my friend, "So,I already am gainfully employed. And you know what, God has an awesome benefit package."

George, of Worthy News Ministries, posted this as his devotional verse for today. He explains further.....

"To give you an idea of how God is working according to the Hebrew calendar, when Messiah broke bread in the upper room with His disciples, it was in the beginning of the feast of Unleavened bread. When He was crucified, and became the Lamb of God for the world, it was on Passover. When He rose from the dead, it was precisely on the feast of first fruits." George writes. "After His ascension to heaven, and 50 days after Passover was the outpouring of the Holy Spirit during Pentecost or the Hebrew feast of Shevuot. This indicated the beginning of the harvest season. We have been in the midst of the great harvest for the past 2000 years."

Secular job aside, God is already my major employer. He issued the Great Commission through His Son, Jesus Christ who imparted it to the twelve before He departed for the right hand seat at the Throne. The disciples passed it on to those who followed in the Church after them. You and I.

So, whether God provides for me with a secular job to provide the income to do His spiritual job, that's up to God and the plan He set into motion the day I was born. And, last time I checked…….

God was the only employer with an awesome benefit package……………

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