JESUS ‘IN’ US
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel," which translated means, ‘GOD WITH US.’” (Matthew 1:23).
We all know the beautiful story of Jesus’ birth from Luke 2. What joy we have as we prepare to celebrate his birth! He was transformed as Sovereign God into human form as a baby. God in the flesh; literally "God with us.” Even more inconceivable than his virgin birth through the Holy Spirit is that God shares his indwelling power to be “IN" each of us. In. Such a simple, little word. Yet such a powerful reality.
Check out these beautiful verses of truth; Jesus IN us:
"Do you not know that the Spirit of God dwells IN you?" (2 Corinthians 3:16).
"If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives IN them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us" (1 John 4:15-16)
“I am crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives IN me” (Galatians 2:20)
“Christ IN you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27)
“That Christ may make His home IN your hearts through faith” (Ephesians 3:17).
How awesome is that?
To know God abides in us, surrounding us, He is pleased to reveal in us more of the wonderful person of Christ, making His home in our hearts! When He dwells in us. He can’t help but dwell up into our mind and thoughts (see Philippians 4:8). From our thoughts, come our words. Words of praise. Words of encouragement. Words of joy! Then our loving words become love in action: sharing Him and His Word, the Good News with others!
Luis, Andrew, and the Palau team have the joy of doing this daily. So can we! One way is through our prayers. Pray for the Palau ministry as God uses it to proclaim the Good News to as many people as possible! That a Savior is born, Christ the Lord, to dwell by faith IN each one who receives this message of truth, hope, and love to our hurting world.
Abiding IN His Love,
"And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them" (Revelation 21:3).
PRAYER & PRAISE
Praise God’s blessings on Luis’ health, allowing him to be able to continue sharing the Good News!
Pray for continued and complete healing power from our Lord for Luis' lung cancer.
Praise for over 1,400 transformed lives for Jesus at the most recent festival in Jose C Paz, Argentina Festival.
Praise for evangelism training last month in Abidjan in preparation for the festival there in February 2019.
Praise for the TBN Specials on Luis Palau’s life and CityFest West Michigan.
Praise for the “100 Cities Summit" last month in DC, advancing City Gospel Movements worldwide.
Pray for God to be glorified in the upcoming Palau movie to be released April 2019.
Please open and pray for the people and events represented:
Africa | Preparations underway for “Love Cote d’Ivoire” February 2019| Report
Asia | Potential trip to China Spring 2019 | Report
North America | Multiple Gospel movement & festival opportunities | Report
Europe | Global Network of Evangelists expansion | Report
Central & South America | An exciting harvest from the Argentina festival | Report
Caribbean | Praise in the Dominican Republic | Report
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We’re thankful to join with you in prayer. May you experience God’s lavish love given to us through the birth His Son; dwelling in your heart, mind, words and deeds! God bless you during this Christmas season and always!
“Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever” (Psalm 23:6).