Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - December 25, 2012 [Devotional]
Posted on 12/25/2012 4:58:39 AM PST by Vision
Behold, the virgin shall become pregnant and give birth to a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel which, when translated, means, God with us. (Matthew 1:23, AMP)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
In the Bible, Jesus has many names that identify His character. One of those names is Emmanuel, which means God with us. Before Jesus came to earth, the Spirit of God resided in the temple. The people had to go through all kinds of rituals to become clean enough to go near to Him. Today, as believers, we are the temple of the Holy Spirit. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, He is the one who cleanses us and makes His home in our hearts. He becomes one with us, closer than the air we breathe.
Isnt it good to know that God is always with us? His peace is always with us. His joy is always with us. His power is always with us, and His victory is always with us. The next time you feel alone, think about this scripture. Know that He is near because you serve Emmanuel the God who is always with you!
A Prayer for Today
Father in heaven, thank You for choosing to make Your home in me. Thank You for filling me with Your peace and joy. I bless You today, knowing that You will never leave me nor forsake me in Jesus name. Amen.
By his grace, He gives Himself to us to be our strength, intimate friend, salvation, confidence, victory, provider, glory, healer, and rejoicing.
And we receive the riches of the grace of his Christmas gifts when we rest in him.
And [God] has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:6-7.