Well, 2021 is over and done with. It was a strange but wonderful year. 2020 was a recordbreaking year, financially, for both EMIC and KCM. But 2021 far surpassed 2020, proving what The WORD of GOD says in Proverbs 10:22:
Now look at this verse in the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition: “THE BLESSING of The LORD— it makes [truly] rich, and He adds no sorrow with it”
is a marvelous thing. You’ve heard me say this before, but let’s look at it again. The very first sound, or the very first , ever spoken to a human being was THE BLESSING. Genesis 1:27-28 says: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
Remember now, THE BLESSING of The LORD isOur Great God BLESSED Abram in Genesis 14:18-20 “And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. And he BLESSED him, and said, BLESSED be Abram of the most high God, And BLESSED be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.”
In order to back up that statement, turn with me to Romans 4:13: “For the promise, that he should bewas not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through ”
How could Abraham, or any other man, own the whole world?Not only that, His SON, JESUS, Let’s look at Hebrews 1:1-2 : “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days by whom also he made the worlds.”
Still not all that excited? OK, read Romans 8:15-17: “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; butThe Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together
But don’t stop there. It gets even better in Ephesians 1:1-4: “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from The LORD Jesus Christ. BLESSED be the God and Father of our LORD Jesus Christ,according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him ”
WE,have been BLESSED with in heavenly places If you are in Christ, And if you are in Him, you have been before the foundation of the world. ALL these things belong to you. When we accepted Jesus as our LORD and Savior, we were baptized into His Body and, immediately, ALL spiritual BLESSINGS, not just in heavenly places, but IN CHRIST—
Now, we’re knocking on the door ofverses 5-7: “Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein in the beloved. In whom we have redemption according to the riches of his grace.”
Now let’s look into these heavenly BLESSINGS. There are Christian people all over the world who hold the Bible in high esteem. Many because it’s God’s Holy Book, and it is.until its words are revealed to our inner being by the Holy Spirit. After all, He is the divine Author. Let’s read what the Holy Spirit said through the Apostle Paul in his letter to Timothy in 2 Timothy 3:15-16: “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”
Now back to what he wrote to the Ephesians in chapter 1. This is a prayer that we, here at KCM, pray for you every day. Look first at verse 16: “Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers.” That’s us. Now read verse 17: “That the God of our LORD Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.”
Notice, this is a gift. It must be receivedA gift from whom? Oh, praise Him forevermore! It is Now here it is. Here is what will be happening throughout 2022. Look at verses 18-21: “ that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, of and what is the exceeding greatness of his power according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, ”
Oh, but that’s not all. Look at verses 22-23. His feet are in the That’s us! Not only are we the fullness of Him, but all things Don’t stop there. Keep reading. Ephesians 2:1 says: “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins.” Now look at verses 4-5: even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;).” I don’t believe you can read verse 6 sitting down: “ ”
Now read verse 7: “That in the ages to come he might show” Not only in 2022, Now look at verses 8-10: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained ”
I’m telling you, Partner, I can hardly sit still long enough to finish this letter. Hold on. Read verse 10 in the AMPC: “For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].”
We areown handiwork, Look at it again: “ ” all His divine plan does not include your dying from COVID-19, or anything else. It does include how to stay well. His divine includes words like Psalm103:1-5: “BLESS The LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, BLESS his holy name. BLESS The LORD, O my soul, who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; ”
And 1 Peter 2:1-24: “Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,that ye may grow thereby: if so be ye have tasted that The LORD is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
“Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of manwhether it be to the king, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
“Honour the king. Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. because Christ also suffered for us, who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; to him that judgeth righteously: ”
BLESS The LORD, O my soul.As you sow your BLESSING seed this month, Call it whatever you’re believing for in this wonderful Year of Victory. Write it down. Keep it before your eyes. Think about this: “In 2022 you WILL know what to do.”
The picture of your beautiful faces drifts through my study.Remember, Gloria and I love you, God loves you, and Jesus is LORD!
P.S. SOW IT FORWARD! Be a blessing. Pass this letter on to a family member or friend.