Salvation for sinful humanity has been accomplished as told to us by Jesus, as He said (John 19:30)' "It is finished!" ' And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. "
The creation of a new day has dawned for us. A day that has no night. This day is the day of Resurrection, Sunday, the eighth day, where those being saved by the power of the Holy Spirit, walk in the Light of Christ, which overcomes the darkness. The Kingdom of God is present, awaiting consummation in fullness for those that love Him. We are living in a "New Age."
Christ, is the Dayspring.
(Luke 1:76) "And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest; for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways, to give knowledge of salvation to His people by the remission of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God, with which the Dayspring from on high has visited us; to give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace."
The Dayspring is the messiah who brings light, and life to those in darkness. There are only two choices darkness or light. In (psalm 107, 8)we give thanks to the Lord for His Great Works of Deliverance. "Oh that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! (9) "For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness."
From the Prophet Isaiah (9:1) "Do this first and do it quickly: O country of Zebulun, land of Naphtali, by the way of the sea, and the rest dwelling along the seacoast and parts of Judea, and the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, a people who walk in darkness, behold a great light; and you who dwell in the country of the shadow of death, upon you a light will shine." (6) Great shall be His government, and of His peace there is no end. His peace shall be upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order and establish it with righteousness and judgement, from that time forward and unto ages of ages. The zeal of the Lord of hosts shall perform this."
This is the time of mission. How do you attain life in the Kingdom? You must believe in Him, Christ the Lord. ("John 3-16)"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life, (17) "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. (18) He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (19) "And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil."
Why are you here? What is your purpose? Do you value your soul? These are "age old" questions that are answered by (Matthew in chapter 16:26.) "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? (27) "For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works."
If this is the message and mission of the New Age, what are your deeds and, who is your God? What is your mission?
Scriptural references are taken from the Orthodox Study Bible
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