Merry Christmas

Dear Revival-Fire Church Family,

It is Christmas time in this world…the time that the world has chosen to celebrate the birth of God’s only begotten Son Jesus Christ. All around the world, people are getting caught up with the “spirit of Christmas”, but to most this is nothing more than a time of partying, covetousness & greed…for whatever they can “get” for Christmas. But, we as God’s children can recognize that all year long it is He that has “given” to us, of His heavenly gift of love. He has saved us & taken care of each of us. He has helped each of us through numerous impossible situations…His grace has carried us through very trying & difficult times. We should never forget that many of these “times” He has helped us “through” things of our own doing, because of our wrong choices & decisions…He is truly faithful & gracious to us!

With all that is happening in the USA & around the world…with all of the distractions that will try to fill our lives, we must consciously take the time to stop, take a deep breath & steer our attentions back to what really matters. Now is the time for His love, joy & peace to increase in us as never before. We need to bring this reality into agreement with our lives…for I sense that we will need His love, joy & peace greater in 2016 than we did this year. The tides are rising…tides of unrest amidst the nations…tides of unrest amidst the perverse persuasions…tides of unrest in ungodly governments. We now, more than ever before need to remember that He will keep us in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Him, because we trust in Him (Is. 26:3).

All over the world there is much mental turmoil within many of God’s people…as His people “wrestle” with issues in life…issues in family…issues in this world. I am sure that many reading this can attest to that! We MUST gird up our minds & actively guard our hearts & thoughts, as the enemy of our souls is looking for those he can easily devour. We need to enter into this holiday season truly knowing “Emmanuel” for our own lives…that “God IS with us” (Matt. 1:23)! We need to enjoy this special time of year, even though we know Christ was not born on Dec. 25th, but more like sometime in the Fall. For even though this isn’t the real time of Jesus’ birth God has graced it with a special love, joy & peace, which most everyone in the world seems to enjoy at this time (Gen. 50:20)…we need this also.

We need this, because God desires for us to be immersed within His love greatly…we need this because God wants us to go out with His joy & be led forth with His peace. We can do this, as we will live out our lives, by being led by His word to us (Is. 55:11-12). We have His words, in the Bible…we have His words through His still small voice…we have His word through His leading through prayer. We also have His words through His prophetic & rhema words of life. The important thing to remember is that all of these MUST agree together with what is written. Many times people will allow their lives to be derailed because they followed to words that didn’t agree together with the written word. We must be careful to always prove all things & cleave to that which is good (1 Thes. 5:21).

This year, as we celebrate the time the world sees as our Savior’s birth, let the Lord comfort our hearts & fill us with His love in a more tangible way. Allow His joy & peace to keep us on the path that He has us on & carry us forward into 2016, with all that 2016 has for us. No matter what happens in the world, we are safe in Him. No matter what changes around us, we will not change, because we are being made like unto Him, who is unchangeable. May this Christmas time change your hearts & lives for good…may His love engulf each of you, as you recognize the value of what He has entrusted each of us…His great salvation, through the birth of His Son! Receive the good in this season…for there IS good there…we just have to be open to receive it.

Merry Christmas to each of you!
We love you all,

Pastors Mark & Julie Moore
Revival-Fire Church