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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM


  • The End Party

    Friday, October 6, 2017

    In life there are two parties and two joys. That of the world and that of heaven. The world celebrates beginnings- youth at the beginning of life, the wedding at the beginning of the marriage. They find joy in strength, beauty and sensual pleasure. As time goes on, the party fades and continuously moves away from joy. Then there’s heaven’s party, and the joy of the Lord. Heaven’s party is summed up in the biblical ‘Feast of Tabernacles’ called ‘Sukkot’. It was the greatest party of ancient Israel, and it didn’t come in the beginning of the year but at the end in the autumn. God’s biggest celebration comes at the end. The more you go on, the more joyful it gets. You have to choose one or the other- the party of this world, or the party of Heaven, the joy of the flesh, or the joy of the Lord? One is already fading away. The other’s just beginning. So forsake the flesh and its temptations. It’s a party that’s on the way out. Live in the Spirit and the party of God, and your joy will never end.
    From Message #565 - The Last Joy

    Scripture: Rom. 8:5

    TODAY'S MISSION - Join in the Feast of Thanksgiving today, and the spiritual joy found in God’s party. Today make it your aim to rejoice in the Lord always!

    Rabbi Jonathan Cahn