-For the wages which sin pays is death, but the [bountiful] free gift of God is eternal life through (in union with) Jesus Christ our Lord-
Happy 2015 Neighbor!!
God is So Awesome!! He’s Blessed our Eyes to See a New Day and A New Year, so We Must Give Him Glory and Praise!!
I’m sure Last Night, Many Christians brought in The New Year at a Night Watch Service in Churches all over the World, but do You know When and Why this Tradition began??
It was originally called ‘Freedom’s Eve.’ And the initial gathering was held on December 31, 1862.
During that first gathering, Black Slaves and Free Blacks had come together, in churches to await the stroke of Midnight, January 1, 1863 when the Emancipation Proclamation would officially become law and all the slaves in the Confederate states would be legally declared ‘Free!’
They celebrated together with prayers, shouts, and songs of joy, thanking God for freedom.
And So now, over a century later, We continue this tradition, as We gather together in our churches…thanking God for bringing us safely through the past year and praying for His Blessings over our lives into the New Year.
Look where God has brought us from…He freed us from 400 years enslaved by the U.S. Government, but more importantly, He freed US from enslavement to Sin!!
Satan had Us Bound…but Love Set Us Free!!
Jesus has redeemed Us from both the Curse of The Law of Man and the Law of Moses…neither of which We could endure!!
Jesus declared Our Freedom on the Cross at Calvary, when His cleansing Blood washed away Our Sin and Shame. He freed Us from eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire.
So…I’m Sure that those Newly Freed Black Americans, proclaimed their freedom to All the Blacks that they came across, in the days that followed ‘Freedoms Eve’…wanting to ensure that everyone had heard and received the Good News about their New Freedom.
So Let Us still, continue in their tradition this year, 2015…Spreading the Good News about Jesus everywhere We Go…ensuring that everyone hears about Our Freedom in Jesus and receives Their Free Gift of Eternal Life!!
Again, I say..Happy New Year and Spread the Love of Jesus…All Year Long!!
God Loves You and So Do I!!
How Did You Bring in the New Year??
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