1 Corinthians 15: 51-52 “Behold, I show you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
We wanted to let you know that our Father passed away peacefully this evening, December 31 at 6:25 p.m. with his five children and their families, siblings, and close friends by his side. It has been an unexpected and difficult journey, but God has been beside us through it all. Thank you for giving us the time to grieve this loss. We will give you a more in-depth update in the coming days. May God bless you as you begin this new year. Come quickly, Lord Jesus.
How can we be perfect?
“It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.” Psalm 18:32
How can we be victorious step by step?
“Hold up my goings in Thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.”
What is my part?
“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in Me.”
How do I do that?
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, Who loved me, and gave Himself for me.”
“Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Really? Yes, really.
“For he that is dead is freed from sin.”
“…I die daily.”
1 Corinthians 15:31
The story of Bethlehem is an exhaustless theme. In it is hidden "the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God." Romans 11:33. We marvel at the Saviour’s sacrifice in exchanging the throne of heaven for the manger, and the companionship of adoring angels for the beasts of the stall. Human pride and self-sufficiency stand rebuked in His presence. Yet this was but the beginning of His wonderful condescension. It would have been an almost infinite humiliation for the Son of God to take man’s nature, even when Adam stood in his innocence in Eden. But Jesus accepted humanity when the race had been weakened by four thousand years of sin. Like every child of Adam He accepted the results of the working of the great law of heredity. What these results were is shown in the history of His earthly ancestors. He came with such a heredity to share our sorrows and temptations, and to give us the example of a sinless life.
The Desire of Ages, page 48
"My heart is longing to see the Man, Who was despised and rejected, crowned and seated upon His throne. . . ." Upward look, pg. 78
www.closureforJesus.com2 Peter 3:12 Hastening the day!!
Whatever detracts from physical vigor weakens mental effort. Hence, every practice unfavorable to the health of the body should be resolutely shunned. . . . We cannot maintain consecration to God, and yet injure our health by the willful indulgence of a wrong habit. Self-denial is one of the conditions, not only of admission into the service of Christ but of continuance therein. . . .
Our High Calling, page 270
Closure for Jesus Spring Family Camp
May 16-20, 2018
1884 Rouse Branch Road
Liberty, Kentucky 42539
Theme: Closure for Jesus
Camp registration begins Wednesday, May 15, 2018 at 5PM; meetings will begin Thursday morning. We request you notify us of your plans to attend by the end of April so we can have an estimate of how to prepare. There are no housing accommodations available. Motor homes and campers are welcome, but there are no hookups available. Tent camping spots are available, and we will have outhouses and outdoor showers for campers. Camping is permitted (unless there are heavy rains) on the south side of the creek, but vehicles are not permitted. Supplies must be carried to camp sites on the south side of the creek.
Children must remain under the supervision of parents at all times. NO PETS!! No food is provided; campers must provide their own provisions. Please, no shorts or tank-tops or otherwise immodest clothing. We suggest you bring drinking water. We have water, but it’s sulphur and tastes icky to some.
There is no registration fee, however, there are expenses for us to have camp meeting. We request you consider a love offering to help us meet those expenses and continue to develop our camp ground and ministry building for future meetings.
This year’s keynote spiritual speaker is Dr. Norman McNulty and the theme is “Seeking Closure for Jesus”. Practical components will include: gardening, gardening with horses, natural remedies, wild edibles and medicinals, homestead finance, solar power, mental and emotional preparedness, etc. Speakers are (but not limited to): Kalon and Danna Gesellchen, Titus Morris, Brooks Fuller, Scott Esh, Trish Malpica. We will strive to video record as much as possible for those who cannot attend.
We will strive to keep time open daily for personal needs and personal devotions. General quiet time is from 9PM-6AM, during which time we request you be respectful of the needs of fellow campers for rest.
There is a gas station within 6 miles of our farm, and there are grocery stores and produce markets within 12 miles. There is a motel in Liberty, Kentucky, which is about 12 miles from our farm.
For more information, stay tuned to our web page (www.closureforJesus.com), Youtube channel (Danna Gesellchen), and Facebook page (Closure for Jesus). See you there!!
Be sure that your spiritual life does not become poor, sickly, inefficient. There are many who have need of the words and example of a Christian. Weakness and indecision provoke the assaults of the enemy, and any one who fails to increase in spiritual growth, in a knowledge of truth and righteousness, will frequently be overcome by the enemy.
Our High Calling, page 279
"The brain is the organ and instrument of the mind, and controls the whole body. In order for the other parts of the system to be healthy the brain must be healthy. And in order for the brain to be healthy the blood must be pure. If by correct habits of eating and drinking the blood is kept pure, the brain will be properly nourished."
Counsels on Health, page 586-587