THE LAST GREAT FEAST [8TH DAY OF LEV.23]


PEOMS  BY

HELEN STEINER  RICE


  HE Loves You


It's amazing and incredible, but it's as true as it can be— 

God loves and understands us all, and that means you and me. 

His grace is all-sufficient for

both the young and old,

For the lonely and the timid,

for the brash and for the bold.

His love knows no exceptions,

so never feel excluded,

No matter who or what you are,

your name has been included. . .

And no matter what your past has been,

trust God to understand,

And no matter -what your problem is,

just place it in His hand. . .

For in all our unloveliness this

great God loves us still—

He loved us since the world began,

and what's more, He always will!

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GOD  HAS  A  SALVATION  PLAN,  AND  AS  SHOCKING  AS  IT  MAY  SOUND  IT  INCLUDES  EVERYONE,  EVEN  THOSE  WHO  WERE  WITHOUT  GOD,  NEVER  KNEW  ABOUT  THE  BIBLE,  LIVED  AND  DIED  WITHOUT  THE  BIBLE  OR  EVEN  KNOWING  CHRIST  AND  THAT CERTAINLY  INCLUDES  BABIES  AND  CHILDREN,  AND  THOSE  ABORTED  UNDER  "FREEDOM  OF  CHOICE."


"WHAT THEN, ISRAEL HAS  NOT  OBTAIN  THAT WHICH HE SEEKS FOR; BUT THE ELECTION HAVE OBTAIN IT, AND THE REST WERE BLINDED. ACCORDING  AS  IT  IS  WRITTEN, GOD  HAS  GIVEN  THEM  THE  SPIRIT  OF  SLUMBER,  EYES  THAT THEY  SHOULD  SHOULD  NOT  SEE,  AND  EARS  THAT  THEY  SHOULD  NOT  HEAR,  UNTO  THIS  DAY...... FOR  I  WOULD  NOT  THAT  YOU  BE  IGNORANT  OF  THIS  MYSTERY,  LEST  YOU  SHOULD  BE  WISE  IN  YOUR  OWN  COCEIT;  THAT  BLINDNESS  IN  PART  IS  HAPPENED  TO  ISRAEL,  UNTIL  THE  FULNESS  OF  THE  GENTILES  COME  IN.  AND  SO  ALL  ISRAEL  SHALL  BE  SAVED.....FOR  THIS  IS  THE  COVENANT  I  MAKE  UNTO  THEM,  WHEN  I  SHALL  TAKE  AWAY  THEIR  SINS" (ROMANS 11:25-27).


"WHEREFORE  REMEMBER THAT IN TIMES PAST YOU WERE GENTILES IN THE FLESH.....THAT  AT  THAT  TIME  YOU  WERE  WITHOUT  CHRIST....HAVING  NO  HOPE,  AND  WITHOUT  GOD  IN  THE  WORLD" (EPHESIANS  2 : 11-12).


BUT  GOD  LOVES  ALL  THE  PEOPLE  THAT  HAVE  EVER  LIVED [THAT  INCLUDES  SOME  PRETTY  BAD  ONES]  AND, "THE  LORD  IS  NOT  STACK  CONCERNING  HIS  PROMISE,  AS  SOME  MEN  COUNT  SLACKNESS. BUT  IS  LONGSUFFERING  TO  US,  NOT  WISHING  ANY  TO  PERISH,  BUT  THAT  ALL  WOULD  COME  TO  REPENTANCE"  (2 PETER 3:9).


BUT  WE  READ: "NEITHER  IS  THERE  SALVATION  IN  ANY  OTHER  NAME  UNDER  HEAVEN,  GIVEN  AMONG  MEN,   WHEREBY WE  MUST  BE  SAVED' (ACTS  4:12).


AND  JESUS  PLAINLY  TAUGHT  "NO  MAN  CAN  COME  TO  ME,  EXCEPT  THE  FATHER  WHICH  HAS  SENT  ME,  DRAW  HIM..."  "THEREFORE  I  SAID  UNTO  YOU, THAT  NO  MAN  COMES  UNTO  ME,  EXCEPT  IT  WERE  GIVEN  UNTO  HIM  OF  MY  FATHER." (John 6:44, 65). 


PRETTY  PLAIN  AND  EASY  TO  UNDERSTAND;  WHY  A  CHILD  CAN  UNDERSTAND  THEM.


THE  GREAT  8TH  DAY  FEAST  OF  LEVITICUS  23,  THAT  FOLLOWERS  THE  FEAST  OF  TABERNACLES,  IS  ALL  ABOUT  THIS  FINAL  DAY  OF  SALVATION  FOR  BILLIONS,  WHO  WERE  LEFT  IN  SPIRITUAL  BLINDNESS;  NEVER  HAD  THEIR  DAY  OF  A  CHANCE  OF  SALVATION.  COMMON  SENSE  AND  COMMON  LOGIC  TELLS  YOU  THAT  MILLIONS  HAVE  LIVED  AND  DIED  NEVER  READING  THE  BIBLE,  OR  KNOWING  JESUS  CHRIST  AS  SAVIOR.


BUT  ONE  DAY  THEY  WILL,  FOR  INDEED  GOD  WISHES,  WANTS,  NONE  TO  PERISH  AS  WE  HAVE  SEEN. 

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  Spring Awakens What Autumn Puts to Sleep


A garden of asters in varying hues,

Crimson pinks and violet blues,

Blossoming in the hazy fall,

Wrapped in autumn's lazy pall....

But early frost stole in one night,

And like a chilling, killing blight

It touched each pretty aster's head.

And now the garden's still and dead,

And all the lovely flowers that bloomed

Will soon be buried and entombed

In winter's icy shroud of snow....

But oh, how wonderful to know

That after winter comes the spring

To breathe new life in everything,

And all the flowers that fell in death

Will be awakened by spring's breath....

For in God's plan both men and flowers

Can only reach bright, shining hours

By dying first to rise in glory

And prove again the Easter (Passover) story.


ALL  MUST  DIE [EXCEPT  THOSE  ALIVE  AT  JESUS'  RETURN  WHO  WILL  BE  CHANGED  FROM  MORTAL  TO  IMMORTALITY - 1 COR.15],  EVEN  THOSE  KNOWING  NOT  CHRIST  OR  THE  BIBLE.  BUT  ALL  WILL  BE  RAISED  TO  LIVE [JOHN 5: 25-29] BUT  IN  ORDER  AS  REVELATION  20  SHOWS  -  A  FIRST  RESURRECTION  FOR  THE  SAINTS  AND  A  SECOND  RESURRECTION  AT  THE  END  OF  THE  1,000  YEAR  AGE  TO  COME [FOR  ALL  WHO  WERE  NOT  GIVEN  THE  GOSPEL  AND  THE  BOOK  OF  LIFE  NOT  OPENED  TO  THEM].  THROUGH  THE  RISEN  CHRIST  THEY  CAN  NOW  HAVE  AN  OPPORTUNITY  FOR  SALVATION.


......Nature Proclaims Eternal Life


Flowers sleeping beneath the snow,

Awakening when the spring winds blow,

Leafless trees so bare before

Gowned in lacy green once more,

Hard, unyielding, frozen sod

Now softly carpeted by God,

Still streams melting in the spring

Rippling over rocks that sing.

Barren, windswept, lonely hills

Turning gold with daffodils —

These miracles are all around

Within our sight and touch and sound,

As true and wonderful today

As when the stone was rolled away,

Proclaiming to all doubting men

That in God all things live again.


OH  YES,  THE  DEAD  WITHOUT  CHRIST  ARE  NOT  LOST  IN  A  HELL-FIRE.


GOS  HAS  MADE  A  PLAN  OF  SALVATION.  SOME  CALLED  NOW,  SOME  TOMORROW,  SOME  NEXT  MONTH,  SOME  NEXT  YEAR,  AND  SOME  NOT  UNTIL  THEY  ARE  CALLED  UP  TO  RISE  IN   THE  SECOND  RESURRECTION  OF  REVELATION  20.


THIS  GREAT  PLAN  OF  SALVATION  IS  GIVEN  TO  US  BY  GOD  IN  HIS  YEARLY  FESTIVALS.  THEY  ARE  THE  SKELETON  OF  BONES,  TO  WHICH  ALL  THE  BODY  PARTS  WILL  BE  ADDED  IN  TIME,  TO  MAKE  UP  THE  WHOLE;  THE  BEAUTIFUL  WHOLE.  SO  WITH  THE  FEASTS  OF  THE  LORD  WE  LIVE  OUT  EACH  YEAR  THE  SALVATION  PLAN  OF  THE  MOST  HIGH  GOD.


PRAISE  THE  ETERNAL  GOD  WHO  LOVES  EVERYONE  EVER  MADE  INTO  THE  FORM  OF  HUMAN  KIND,  AND  WILL  GIVEN  THEM  AN  OPEN,  DIRECT  CALLING  TO  BECOME  ONE  OF  HIS  IMMORTAL  CHILDREN  ONE  DAY....IN  GOD'S  TIME  TABLE  NOT  OURS.

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