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Summary: Greetings in the Holy Name Jesus Yahshuah, On this momentous occasion, the breaking of day; dawn and the release of the morning dew; celebrate the day, for the glory of God.

Look to Heaven

by

Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid

“9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:9-11 King James Version (KJV)

King James Version (KJV)

Greetings in the Holy Name Jesus Yahshuah,

On this momentous occasion, the breaking of day; dawn and the release of the morning dew; celebrate the day, for the glory of God. My perceptions are real! I know you think and feel bewildered, not able to quite figure out all the ifs, ands, buts about the life you live. However, that struggle in feeling is your reality. Your perception is your reality.

Most importantly, if, you think you feel lost, you are lost! You created that reality in your own life! Let us rather celebrate the greatness of God’s goodness, for this is the day that the Lord made. We know the story of deliverance of Israel from the slavery of Pharaoh in Egypt; all to well, for it is the story that brought to light slavery with God’s response to free His children, as He promised Jacob.

The promise of freedom was not a lost promise but the feelings of the children of God kept them shackled in chains even since their great escape through the parting of the Red Sea. You see, the wondrous working power of God, through Moses, only made the children of God fear their living God, so when Moses left to receive the Word of God, the children let those who still believed in their old task masters, in Egypt, convince them to leave their God and worship Pharaoh. That was a long time ago! Why do you still feel helpless, without cause, and fail to celebrate the day? God is with you!

How close do you need your God to be to you, to feel love and peace? In the time of Moses; God and Moses were on the mountain. Look to Heaven when your experience in the valley overwhelms you. Look to Heaven when you walk through the wilderness or camp out on the back side of the mountain. Look to Heaven when your heart denies the greatness of the goodness of your God.

More importantly, do not let the darkness enslave your mind to wander off, run away from your God; rather, draw closer than ever before to your God, at the doubtful hour of disbelief. Early this morning, I stepped out on faith, in the darkness to speak out to heaven! I know God is watching, for He watches over me. The Great God Almighty Yahweh watches over all of us! Do you believe, this is Truth?

Moreover, I tell you, I must appear to God as His child, wet in the precious blood of the lamb, pleading, for the cross I bore at that moment was, darkness. It was not even an hour that the lights came on; the lights back on again gave me comfort. I was comforted! You see, all the lights were out, even the night lights! We do not have street lights, out here, in the woods; just private night lights positioned at strategic locations on your land to provide and comfort you, with light.

Well, all lights were out but all was not lost, for the full moon that radiated the sun’s light, cast a welcoming glow to light the night! Lord, I thank you, for the light of night. Lord, I thank you for the breaking of day! I celebrate the day, for God’s glory sake, here on earth.

He did not have to do it but he did, beckons us out of hiding to stand firm in our belief that the life we live, is worth living, precious and divinely authentic, in Truth and love.

Christ be with you! We were not led to the slaughter! We were saved by his Grace! Bless his Holy Name! Amen.

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