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JESUS TEACHES US ABOUT HEARING

JESUS TEACHING US ABOUT OUR HEARING


     Jesus speaking here in Mark and Luke.
     Mark 4:22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad. 
     Mark 4:23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. 
     Mark 4:24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. 
     Mark 4:25 For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.


     Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 
     Luke 8:5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. 
     Luke 8:12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. 


     Luke 8:6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
     Luke 8:13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. 

 
     Luke 8:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
     Luke 8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. 

 
     Luke 8:8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 
     Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. 


     Luke 8:10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. 

     Luke 8:16 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light. 
     Luke 8:17 For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. 
     Luke 8:18 Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have. 

     Brothers, It was Jesus himself speaking in the above scriptures in the books of Mark and Luke. Take heed how you hear, for those who have ears to hear God, to him shall more hearing be given. 
     
     But, to those who have a little hearing to him even that little hearing shall be taken away. Mark 4:25 and Luke 8:18 KJV.

     Brothers, some of the seed that man sows in Luke 8:12 will fall by the wayside, and will be heard by the lost of this world, but the devil shall come and take away the word of God out of their hearts least they should be saved.

     When the seed fell upon the rock these people did believe and received Gods Word with joy, and for a while they did believe, but in time of temptation did fall away from belief because they had not been rooted in His Word. Luke 8:13 KJV.
     
     New believers must be fed and watered so that the Word takes root in them. New believers are like babies they must be given milk before they can eat food on their on. After a time then they should not be dependant on man feeding them, but rather God the Holy Spirit will feed them his Word. Then they can fellowship with their brothers in Christ Jesus praising and worshiping God in truth and grace.

     Those seeds which are sowed among thorns are choked out by the cares, riches, and pleasures of this life, and they bring forth no fruit to perfection. Brothers, our purpose for sowing seed is to bring forth fruit. Do not let the thorns of this life choke out your seed.

     But, those seed which fall on good ground with an honest and good heart having heard the word they do keep it, and bring forth good fruit with patience. 

     Keep your hearing and more hearing will be given to you. Sow your seed on good ground with an honest and good heart having heard the word, keep the word and with patience your sowing will not be in vain, but rather will bring forth good fruit. Praise God!

God bless,

John Hipp
HVM - C21914

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NOW IS THE TIME FOR US TO WATCH

Brothers, follow along with me now as we study Jesus' teaching us hear to recognize the season of his appearing.

We now live in this time of His soon appearing. Jesus is showing us the things which have been fulfilled as well as those things which are now being fulfilled in this day.

24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

Brothers Israel did fall by the sword and was led away captive. They were scattered unto all four corners of the earth for hundreds of years. The gentiles occupied their land during this time. Jerusalem was indeed trodden down under foot.

In May of 1948 Israel once again became a nation and her people from around the world began returning once again to their homeland.

25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

Brothers, there are indeed now signs in the heavens, and distresses of nations are so very obvious in this day in which we now live. Unlike any other time since Jesus' resurrection there is not a nation on this earth that is not in distress of one form or another.

26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 

Men now fear loosing their worldly positions like no other time in history.

27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

Brothers, here Jesus says that we shall see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.The bible tells us plainly that when Jesus comes in a cloud that He is coming to receive us His Church, and will carry us to heaven with Him.

This appearing is unlike His coming at the end of the great tribulation period when He destroys the worlds armies at the battle of Armageddon, and sets up His one thousand year reign on earth.Verse 

28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Brothers, these things are now beginning to come to pass, and it is now that we are to lift up our heads toward heaven for our redemption is near. Jesus' appearing is at hand.

29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;

30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.

31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.

Jesus tells us here that just as we know that spring is coming when the trees shoot forth their new branches with the green leaves attached.We also should know that by the signs of this day Jesus' appearing for us is at hand. 

He goes on to say also that, 'This generation shall not pass away, till all things are fulfilled.

"What generation?

The generation that has seen Israel return as a nation. All of us born since 1948 are that generation that Jesus is speaking of here. On May 15th 1948 Israel once again became a nation.

Brothers, we in this day have seen all prophecy fulfilled. There is now nothing keeping Jesus from coming for us His Church.

Verse 33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.

Brothers, Jesus' words shall not pass away. We are to take heed least at anytime we should be caught up in the cares of this life and not be watching for His appearing. 

Brothers please do not be deceived by men of this world. You and I are this generation that Jesus was speaking too. We saw Israel become a nation if we were born on or after May 15th 1948. 

We will see Jesus return upon a cloud to receive us, you and I, who know Jesus as Lord and Savior, to receive us his Church.We are not to allow ourselves to be blinded to the time of His appearing by the cares of this life on the earth in which we now live.Do not be distracted from the hour of His appearing my friends.

Verse 36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.We are to WATCH!!We are to Watch and PRAY always that we be accounted worthy to escape all the things that shall come to pass and to stand before the Son of Man. 

Verse 36 above What things? The things of the tribulation period.

Brothers, we are to Watch, and Pray that we be accounted worthy.WATCHING AND PRAYING IS REQUIRED OF US IN THIS DAY AND IN THIS LATE HOUR THAT WE NOW LIVE.

Do not allow the cares of your life to keep you from watching for Jesus' soon appearing.God bless you my brothers,

John Hipp
HVM - C122016

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CHRIST GIVES US UNDERSTANDING




IT IS CHRIST
WHO GIVES US
UNDERSTANDING



Colossians 2

Not Philosophy but Christ

2 For I want you to know what a great conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh, 2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Brothers, Paul says here that he knows what a great conflict we have. But, not in Christ Jesus, but rather in what mankind, and the world would tempt us with.

He says that our hearts will be encouraged when we are knit together in love. We will attain the full assurance of understanding. Both God the Father, and Christ Jesus have hidden in them our treasures which is wisdom and knowledge, and which are yours and mine when we keep  our eyes focused on them, and not on this world and mans vain philosophy.

4 Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words. 5 For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

He tells us that man will attempt to  deceive you with persuasive words, but we are to stand on our steadfastness of our faith in Christ Jesus.

6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

We are to abound in our faith which we have been taught not by men, but rather by God's holy word in the gospel which we know as truth.

8 Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. 9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

Indeed men will cheat you through their man made philosophy. If you allow they will deceive you with and through the traditions of men according to the worlds lies, and beliefs, and not according to Christ.

Brothers we are complete in Jesus if we dwell in the fullness of the bodily Godhead, and we are made complete in him. Christ is the head of all principality and power.

Please remember that God said, 'Satin is a liar and that he can not tell the truth.' Also that he came to steal, kill, and to destroy. Satin is the prince of this world, and everything that is of this world is of satin the liar.

This is why that we can not allow ourselves to be deceived by the men of this world. Many well meaning men, yes even men of God have been deceived by satin and his demonic angels.

Stand fast my brothers, and dwell in the truth of God's word. Not in mans word which are filled with man made doctrine and religious traditions.


Not Legalism but Christ

11 In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.

Christ circumcised us when we accepted him as our Lord and Savior. We were buried with Jesus and we were raised with Him through faith by God who raised Jesus from the dead.

The lost world remains dead, but you are not dead. You and I have been made to live forever, and ever through out all eternity with our Lord Jesus.

13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, 14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

We have been made to be alive not dead. We are alive together with Him having received forgiveness for all our trespasses.

Jesus wiped out the handwriting of requirements, the law which was the ten commandments. These requirements were found by God to be against us, and contrary to us. Jesus has taken it out of the way and has nailed it to the cross.

15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

Jesus and the Father disarmed the principalities and powers of this world. He defeated satin, and this world's worker's of evil by triumphing over them, and  making a public spectacle of them.

16 So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, 17 which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.

Brothers, we are not to be judged by man in any way for doing or not doing the things listed in verse 16 above. Verse 17 above tells us that these things are now only a shadow of things to come, but the substance of these things are now Christ Jesus.

18 Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, 19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.

Brothers, we are to let no one cheat us of our reward by delighting in the false humility and worshiping of angels. We are not to be puffed up by the thoughts of our fleshly mind.

We are to hold fast to the Head which is Christ Jesus. We are members of His body, and are to be nourished, and knit together as the children of God. All increase of His Church will be brought about by us members of the body of Christ who work together for that increase of the Church in these last days in which we live.

20 Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations

Brothers, we died with Christ and we were raised up with Christ. We have victory over the basic principles of this world. So even though we live in this world, we are not to subject ourselves to the regulations of this world.

21 “Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,” 22 which all concern things which perish with the using—according to the commandments and doctrines of men?
23 These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh. NKJV

The things listed above in verse 23 have only the appearance of wisdom, but are of no value to us who walk in faith with our Lord Jesus.

God bless you my brothers in Christ Jesus,

John Hipp
HVM - C51717

THE VINE

THE VINE


JESUS SPEAKING HERE

John 15:1-7   I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

Brothers, Jesus tells us here that he is the vine and we can do nothing without him. He says that we must abide in Him and He will abide in us. We truly can not bear any fruit without Him. Our purpose in His plan is to bear much fruit. 
It is indeed the season and the fields are ready for harvest. God the Father is the vinedresser and it is he who will take away that branch which is not bearing fruit. If we are not bearing fruit then He will remove your gift from you. If you are bearing fruit then He will prune you that you may bear more fruit. 
Do you see that the goal here is to bear more fruit. Jesus says here, "that the branch can not bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me".

We are the branch in the grape vineyard of this world. Jesus is the vine. The branch bears the fruit, but without the vine there is no branch thus there is no fruit. God prunes the branches that are bearing fruit so that they may bear more fruit. Those branches who are bearing no fruit will be cut away from the vine and cast aside in order that new branches may be  brought forth.

Brothers, I would ask that you examine your own branch and see the fruit that you are bringing forth. Meditate upon what Jesus says here in the 15th chapter of John.

God Bless you my brothers,

John Hipp
HVM - C11814

WINGS AS EAGLES

WINGS AS EAGLES
 

Brothers now in this day we as children of God need to walk in the blessed assurance of the word of God more than at any time before.

Every where that we turn we hear negative statements being made. From the news media, from the advertisements that bombard us on tv, radio, social media, etc.. The lost world is speaking negative, doom and gloom words into our lives.

We as children of the living God are not to receive these thoughts into our lives. God has given you and I life not death, healing not sickness. Good not evil. Righteousness not condemnation.

Go with me once again as I show you who that you are to be in Christ Jesus. You are Well not Sick. You are blessed not cursed. You are forgiven not lost. You will live forever and not die. When we fail in our walk with Christ we are to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, repent of the failure, and keep walking with Christ Jesus through this life.

Psalm 103:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

Psalm 103:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

Psalm 103:3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

Psalm 103:4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

Psalm 103:5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
 
Isaiah 40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

Isaiah 40:29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

Isaiah 40:30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. KJV
 
Brothers, in Psalm 103:5 above God  says that those who speak good things from their mouth, their youth is renewed like the eagles's.

Isaiah 40:31 above says, that those who wait upon the Lord shall have their strength renewed, and shall mount up and soar with wings of eagles.

Brothers, walk in your salvation, and walk in your healing. Take your healing and renew your youth as the eagle, and soar high above all of the trials and troubles of this world.

His loving kindness and tender mercies will deliver you while you take your healing and walk every day in His word, for His word is truth.

God Bless you my brothers. 

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John Hipp

HVM - C43019

ARM YOUR SELF

ARM YOUR SELF
 
1ST PETER 4:1
 
1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
 
Brothers, please allow me to teach you a lesson on the mind of Christ Jesus.
 
We who know Jesus as our Lord and Savior are to try each and every day to be like him, and to love as he loved. Jesus suffered in the flesh for you and I. His suffering unto death did free us from sin.
 
Brothers, please see here in verse 1 that you and I have ceased from sin. We are to walk no more as we walked when we were yet unsaved. We have been delivered from sin because of Jesus' suffering, death, and resurrection. His suffering in the flesh has freed you and I.
 
Arm yourself with the same mind of Christ Jesus our Lord. Not with your fleshly mind, but rather with your spiritual mind. It is the mind of your spirit which possesses the armor of the mind of Jesus. When we accept this truth nothing or no one can defeat  us.
 
Please receive Peter's teaching here as we walk through this life here on earth knowing that we are already victorious. You only need to know that you are armed with the mind of Christ. Jesus did only what he saw the Father do, and he only said what he heard the Father say.
 
Arm yourselves with the mind of Christ.
 
1st Peter 4:2
 
2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
 
Brothers, we are no longer to live our lives in the flesh as the lost world lives. But, rather we are to live the rest of our time here on earth to the will of God.
 
Please pray each morning as you rise to face your day, that the Holy Spirit who is your teacher would show you when you step our of God's will for your life. He will show you all things. All you have to do is ask, and then receive. Walk in the grace of God.
 
John Hipp

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THE GATES OF HELL

THE GATES OF HELL

Brothers, Acts 26:14 tells us that Saul was on the road to Damascus
with some of his soldiers when the light of God appeared to him and
knocked him from his horse to the ground. He was blinded by this
light. Saul new that it was the Lord who had done this thing. 

God said, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? Is it hard for thee to
kick against the pricks.

Saul was the great persecutor of the Church. Everytime that he
heard people were gathering to hear, and worship Jesus, he and his
soldiers would come and attack the crowd, beating them, and
arresting them. He was called the persecutor of theChurch because
this is what he did.

As Saul lay on the ground blinded by the light of God himself. God
wanted to know if kicking against the pricks was hard.

I fill sure that God had convicted Saul on many occasions of his sins,
just as he did us before we surrendered to Him. God had chosen
Saul to do great work for the kingdom of God. Saul had resisted God
in the past when conviction would come upon him, but this time God
meant to gain Saul's attention.

You know the story of how Saul became Paul one of God's most
successful Apostile'. 

We are told in the book of Revelation Chapter 12:11 that the servants
of God overcame satin by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ the Son
of God.

The blood of Jesus is the first strand of barbed wire on the
fence around Hell.

His saving blood is the only thing that can save you from
spending eternity in Hell. He came and died for us all. He is and
always will be our Lord and Saviour. He died for everyone on this
earth. All that is necessary for the lost to be saved is to call upon
Him, and accept him as Lord and Saviour, and to trust in him for by
grace through our faith in Jesus are you saved.

Confess him and know his saving grace my friends. Accept him and
be delivered from the gates of Hell which wait on all who are
unsaved in this day.

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not
of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and
preach the gospel to every creature.

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is
the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the
Jew first, and also to the Greek.

The Gospel is the second strand of barbed wire around hell.

We all heard the gospel preached at some point in our lives. Our
spirit which had laid dormant in our bodies were quickened by the
Holy Spirit, as we accepted and knew the saving grace of Jesus Christ
the Son of God, and believed upon the Word of God as our truth.

Jesus commanded us to go fourth into the world and preach, teach,
and exhort the gospel of Christ Jesus and God the Father.

John 16:5 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you
asketh me, Whither goest thou?
John 16:6 But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath
filled your heart.

John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you
that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come
unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

John 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin,
and of righteousness, and of judgment:

John 16:9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;

John 16:10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see
me no more;

John 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

John 16:12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot
bear them now.

John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will
guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but
whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you t
hings to come.

John 16:14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall
shew it unto you.

John 16:15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, t
hat he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

Brothers, Jesus is preparing his disciples here for his death, burial,
and resurrection to Heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father.
 
He is telling them that the Holy Spirit of God will be their comforter 
and will also be the one who will bring conviction to the world for
there sins.

The Holy Spirit is the third string in the barbed fence around Hell!

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord s
hall be saved.

Acts 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel,
that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified,
whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand
here before you whole.

Philipians 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and
given him a name which is above every name:

Brothers, the name of Jesus has all power and authority. There have
been many who called out His name in times of trouble, and found
his eagerness to reach out, and to save them both from an earthly
calamity, and save their very souls unto salvation. Praise God!
 
We also called out his name and do to this day when we find
ourselves in great need.
 
The name of Jesus is the fourth strand of barbed wire around Hell!
 
God the Father tries to stop those who come so very close to the
gates of Hell, as they go through this life.

Those who are lost, and do not know Jesus as thier Lord and Saviour,
repent now before you find the gate to hell open, and enter therein.
Pray for and witness to, the lost of this world while there is still time
my brothers!
 
Brothers, look at the four strands of barbed wire above. See that 
these are here to prick the conscience of the lost of this world in
hopes of turning these precious souls to God.

I love each of you, and know that most of us have kicked against the
pricks during our life. Just as God asked Saul on the road to
Damascus saying to him. Does it hurt to kick against the pricks?
He also watched us kick against this barbed wire fence surrounding
hell.

The Blood of Jesus, The Gospel, The Holy Spirit, The Name of Jesus
to this day stand as a barbed wire fence trying to prevent lost souls
from finding. and stumbling through the gates of hell.

Matthew 16:18 says plainly that the gates of hell shall not prevail
against the Church. We are the fortunate ones who finally listened
to God and called upon him, and were saved by both knowing, and
accepting Jesus Christ as our only way to eternal life.

Brothers, please pray for the lost in this hour. We are so very near
to the time of His appearing. Love your brothers in Christ Jesus and
live the life, and do the work that He has called you to do.

My dear brother Hilton Sutton preached a sermon once where he
spoke of the barbed wire fence around hell. He made the analogy
that if there are gates to hell then there must be a fence. For you
have no need of a gate if there is no fence.

He told the account of praying many hours about what was meant
about the gates of hell.

The Holy Spirit imparted unto him the four strands that would make
up the fence around hell. As I contemplated on his message so many,
many years ago a thought of drawing the above image. This would
help you to see the truth of God's Word where this fence is concerned,
as well as the purpose of this fence in keeping the lost from entering
the gate. 

God Bless you my brothers, and those who are soon to be my
brothers.

John Hipp
HVM - C8714

WATCH FOR HIS SOON APPEARING





WATCHING FOR HIS APPEARING


Brothers, please see here in the following verses that we who are born again into the righteousness of Jesus Christ, are to be looking for his appearing. 

Jesus has charged us with two commandments as we serve him while waiting for that blessed day.

JESUS SPEAKING HERE

Brothers, you and I have these two commandments.

The ten commandments of Moses' day was the law given by God to Israel in that day. God saw that after the fall of man in the garden of Eden, that man was unable to keep those ten commandments, because of his evil flesh, and if they broke one of these ten commandments of God, then they were guilty of breaking them all.

This is why it was necessary for Jesus to come to this world, and die for our sins.

The blood of Jesus was the only way that you and I could be cleansed of our unrighteousness. We now must keep these two commandments, that Jesus gave us here in the New Testament.

Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Jesus' will bring to you and I a crown of righteousness on that day.

What day?

The day of his appearing to catch us away, and take us to heaven in our new glorified bodies.

Praise God !!


That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:


But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

Do you see that our watching for His appearing, and keeping these two commandments, are expected of us by God the Father, and Jesus our Lord.


Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;


That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:


And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.


That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:


But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

2 Titus 2:13 | 

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;


That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:


A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.


Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.


Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:


And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.


But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.


Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.


No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

Mark 12:30-31 

JESUS SPEAKING HERE


31 And the second is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

God bless you my brothers in Christ Jesus. Please go about loving your brothers in Christ, and your neighbors as Jesus has commanded you and I to do.

Do these things before His very soon appearing. Don't be found walking with the world, and it's evil ways. Love your neighbor, and your brothers in Christ Jesus.

Please remember that it matters not what sanctuary your brother worships in. It only matters that they love the Lord Jesus Christ, and that they know him as the only way to eternal life. Jesus died for their sins just as he did for yours and mine.

They are commanded to love us as brothers just as we are to love them. But, you are to love them even if they don't love you. You and I must do what Jesus said.

God Bless!

John Hipp

HVM - C101517

WATCHING WITH EXPECTATION


WATCHING WITH EXPECTATION


Brothers, here Jesus is answering his disciples, their question of how would they know the time of His appearing. Many in this day are asking the same question, and many more are not expecting Jesus to come in their lifetime.

We as children of God born again and cleansed by the precious blood of Jesus, and who walk in the assurance of our eternal salvation must see, and know the season in which we now live. 

Read the verses below here in Matthew Chapter 24, and see the truth of the time in which we now live. Be that good servant who both expected and was watching with anticipation for his masters soon arrival. Jesus whom we serve will arrive very soon my brothers. Please don't be caught sleeping when He appears to catch up his church. But rather be diligently going about completing your work which He has given you to do.

32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Brothers, here Jesus has said that just as in the days of Noah men were busily going about their lives, and knew not the storm that was fast approaching. So shall the coming of the Son of man be. There will be many born again believers who will not be ready at his appearing. Remember the parable of the ten virgins, half were ready, and half were not ready when the bride groom came, and those were left behind. So too shall it be when the Son of man comes.

40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Do you see here that two were working in the field, the one is taken, and the other left. Both were going about their daily lives, but one will be expecting Jesus to appear, and the other will not be expecting Him. 

Please brothers go about your lives, but see and know the signs of the time in which we now live, and be watching and expecting Jesus to appear very soon.

43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Brothers, if you are caught unaware when Jesus appears, you will be left behind to endure the trials of the great seven year tribulation period. Many believers will be brought through this period and many more lost will be saved during this period. But, all who survive must refuse to take the mark of the beast, and will be tortured and or killed because they would not deny Jesus Christ. 

Also they will not be able to buy or sell anything without the mark either in their hand or their forehead. Take a moment to imagine you and some family members being on earth during this tribulation period. You are seeing your loved ones starve from not being able to buy food. They can not work a job and thus are not allowed to receive any income. They are not allowed to even purchase anything with the money which they had on hand when this period of tribulation began because they do not have the mark of the beast.

Please understand what is at stake here. If you are left behind to endure the tribulation period you will suffer great persecution by the world unless you take the mark of the beast. If you take the mark of the beast you are condemned to an eternal hell, and there will be no forgiveness for you.

Go and pray for understanding of God's Holy Word. Know that his Word is true, and He always keeps His Word. He tells us that He changes not. All that He has said will come to pass, and there is no getting around this truth.

God Bless you my brothers. WATCH and go about doing His work now!

John Hipp
HVM - C11115

YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS

YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS


Brothers, if you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior then you are Righteous. You and I did nothing of our own self to be Righteous. Just as we did nothing to be saved and forgiven of our sins. Jesus became our sins, he took our punishment for ALL of our sins. He was beaten and persecuted in our place. He was crucified and put to death in place for you and for us who know Jesus as the Son of God.
 
Please look at the photograph above and see that there is nothing standing in the way of your righteousness because Jesus gave us our righteousness. 

Brothers just as you know that you are saved please know also that you are Righteous. The only thing that you did to be forgiven of your sins was to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. When you accepted Jesus as Savior then you also was made Righteous by that same cleansing blood of Jesus the Christ.

2nd Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
PRAISE GOD!!!

1st Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Brothers, please see from God's holy word that Jesus made you righteous. Don't listen to your fleshly mind when it tells you that your sin has taken your Righteousness. 

We are told in the word of God that satin comes to steal, kill, and destroy. The devil corrupted our flesh when Adam and Eve listened to him in the garden of Eden. He uses your fleshly mind now to try to rob you of everything that God and Jesus has given us as born again children of God.

Always remember that satin is a liar always and can not tell the truth. He is evil always and goes about continuously trying to rob all children of God the truth of God's word.

From the time that you accepted and knew Jesus you were made a new creature. The old fleshly you died on the cross with Jesus, just as did your sins past, present, and future when you confessed these sins. 

Your new inner man the born again spirit man, that lives inside your fleshly body, has a mind, and a heart. This new spirit mind and heart is your eyes and ears that God has given you. Walk by Spirit not by your fleshly sight. 

The Holy Spirit of God has come to abide inside your spirit man along with Jesus himself. We are told in the word of God that Jesus and God's very own Holy Spirit has come to live inside each of us who are born again children of God. PRAISE GOD!!!

Romans 5:17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.

Do you see here that you by God's grace have received the gift of Righteousness which shall reign in your life by one, Jesus Christ. 

Righteousness is a gift. You did not nor could you do anything to make yourself righteous. It is and always will be another free gift from God because of Jesus.

Anytime that satin through your fleshly mind try's to make you believe that you are unrighteous call him the liar that the word of God tells us he is. He can not tell the truth just as God can not lie.

John Hipp
HVM - C2219

WATCHING WITH EXPECTATION


WATCHING WITH EXPECTATION


Brothers, here Jesus is answering his disciples, their question of how would they know the time of His appearing. Many in this day are asking the same question, and many more are not expecting Jesus to come in their lifetime.

We as children of God born again and cleansed by the precious blood of Jesus, and who walk in the assurance of our eternal salvation must see, and know the season in which we now live. 

Read the verses below here in Matthew Chapter 24, and see the truth of the time in which we now live. Be that good servant who both expected and was watching with anticipation for his masters soon arrival. Jesus whom we serve will arrive very soon my brothers. Please don't be caught sleeping when He appears to catch up his church. But rather be diligently going about completing your work which He has given you to do.

32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Brothers, here Jesus has said that just as in the days of Noah men were busily going about their lives, and knew not the storm that was fast approaching. So shall the coming of the Son of man be. There will be many born again believers who will not be ready at his appearing. Remember the parable of the ten virgins, half were ready, and half were not ready when the bride groom came, and those were left behind. So too shall it be when the Son of man comes.

40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Do you see here that two were working in the field, the one is taken, and the other left. Both were going about their daily lives, but one will be expecting Jesus to appear, and the other will not be expecting Him. 

Please brothers go about your lives, but see and know the signs of the time in which we now live, and be watching and expecting Jesus to appear very soon.

43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Brothers, if you are caught unaware when Jesus appears, you will be left behind to endure the trials of the great seven year tribulation period. Many believers will be brought through this period and many more lost will be saved during this period. But, all who survive must refuse to take the mark of the beast, and will be tortured and or killed because they would not deny Jesus Christ. 

Also they will not be able to buy or sell anything without the mark either in their hand or their forehead. Take a moment to imagine you and some family members being on earth during this tribulation period. You are seeing your loved ones starve from not being able to buy food. They can not work a job and thus are not allowed to receive any income. They are not allowed to even purchase anything with the money which they had on hand when this period of tribulation began because they do not have the mark of the beast.

Please understand what is at stake here. If you are left behind to endure the tribulation period you will suffer great persecution by the world unless you take the mark of the beast. If you take the mark of the beast you are condemned to an eternal hell, and there will be no forgiveness for you.

Go and pray for understanding of God's Holy Word. Know that his Word is true, and He always keeps His Word. He tells us that He changes not. All that He has said will come to pass, and there is no getting around this truth.

God Bless you my brothers. WATCH and go about doing His work now!

John Hipp
HVM - C11115

HOLD FAST BROTHERS



HOLD FAST BROTHERS


Titus
Chapter 1

9Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

Brothers, Paul was telling his own son Titus here as he was leaving him in Crete to hold fast to the truth as he had been taught. That he was both to choose the elders for the Church in Crete and also to exhort (speak strongly too) them, and to also convince those who were not walking in the gospel truth to repent and turn back to the Lord Jesus' teaching.

10For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

:The circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

Brothers just as the Jews of Jesus' days were circumcised, we who are alive in this day are the circumcised made without hands by the circumcision of Christ Jesus.

11Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

Paul tells Titus and us here that we are to stop those of this day who subvert whole houses by teaching the doctrine of men and not the word of God.

12One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

A prophet from Crete said of his own people that they are liars always, that they were evil beasts. 

Brothers these same worldly walking liars are here on earth in this day.

13This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

We are to rebuke these people sharply, that hey may come back to be of sound faith and not be deceived by the liars of this day.

14Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

15Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

Brothers, Paul tells his son Titus here that even their mind and conscience is defiled. They have believed the commandments taught by lying men who claim to preach the word of God, but do not. Rather they preach a lie for money (filthy lucre's) sake. These are the deceivers of our day.

16They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

These people are deceiving so many people in this day. They profess from their mouths that they know God and that they love Him. When by their works they deny Him. They are abominable and disobedient, and they do no good work for God.

Brothers, please recognize these deceivers and rebuke them when you are shown who they are. Turn away from these people and if they do not repent then have no part with them.

Pray for these liars to have their eyes opened by the Holy Spirit.
God bless you my brothers who both walk and work in God's holy word.

John Hipp
HVM - C12019

FAST TO HEAR & SLOW TO SPEAK

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James Chapter 1:26-27

26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

Brothers, we are taught in this the first chapter of the book of James. That pure religion and undefiled before God the Father is to visit the fatherless and the widows.

We are also told to keep ourselves unspotted from the world.

He goes on to tell us that we are to bridle our tongues. He says that if any man seem to be religious and does not bridle his own tongue then this man's religion is vain.

In other words he is walking through this life saying what ever he pleases without regard to God's holy word.

When you read this 1st chapter of James you see that he is teaching us to walk with God. If we do not take charge of our tongues then we are walking as the world walks, and even following after the worlds ways, and not Gods ways.

Verse 19 says;
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

Brothers, we as children of God are to be swift to hear, but slow to speak, and slow to wrath. 

We are not to speak as the world speaks in wrath and anger at the things that someone might do to us or say about us. 

We are God's children not the worlds children. For we have been bought with a price. Jesus has grafted us into the vine of holiness.

20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Brothers we are not to hear the words of God only, but rather are to both hear and do his word. He says in verse 22 above that we are not to be hearers only. That if we only hear his word and do not do his word then we are deceiving our own selves. Indeed our religion is in vain.

23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Brothers we are to do His work here on this earth. If we both hear and do his work then are we being made perfect in Jesus' image. 

This is what God expects from those of us who have believed his word.

We are indeed to hear and do his word. We are no longer to walk through this life in the flesh as the lost world walks in the flesh. 

No brothers, we are to both hear God's word, and are to do His word.

God bless you my brothers;

John Hipp
HVM - C13117

NEW JERUSALEM

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THE CITY NEW JERUSALEM 
COMING DOWN FROM HEAVEN


1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

Brothers please see that we are told plainly here in Revelation Chapter 21, that the bride of Christ is the city 'New Jerusalem'. 

We are told plainly throughout the new testament that we, you and I, the Church is the body of Christ. Jesus is the head and we are his body. We will forever be with the Lord in the new Heaven here on the new Earth.

Do not allow any man to deceive you. 


THE 12 FOUNDATIONS OF THE CITY  
NEW JERUSALEM






19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

WOW! Each of the 12 gates into the city is one single pearl!

John continues to describe what he sees.
 
11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
 

The bride of Christ, The new Jerusalem.
 
The wall of the city was great and high.There were 12 gates whereby to enter the city. There were 3 gates on the East
3 gates on the South, 3 gates on the West, 3 gates on the North.
each gate was of 1 giant pearl.
 
Each of the 12 foundations of the wall had the names of the twelve apostles of Jesus.
 
The angel measured the wall of the great city with a golden reed.
 
The city is foursquare, and the length and the width are the same. It measured twelve thousand furlongs.
 
The wall is 1500 miles east, 1500 miles west, 1500 miles north, and 1500 miles south.
 
The wall is also 1500 miles high.

WOW! Stop and imagine this great and beautiful new Jerusalem.
 
There is an outer wall that surrounds the 1500 mile high wall and it is 144 cubits high. 

This is equal to a 21 story building. This is the wall made up of the beautiful 12 stones pictured above. Just imagine a 21 story
wall made of these beautiful stones that stretch 1500 miles in every direction.  

Then when your eyes reach the top of this beautiful wall then your eyes continue to follow the 1500 mile high inter wall upward
for as far as you can see.

The city will be pure gold like clear glass.

Brothers, we have never even imagined such a place in our mind. 

We will dwell here in this great city 'New Jerusalem' with our God the Father, our Lord Jesus, and all of the great men of the bible.

Our loved ones will be dwelling here with us. Our families who are now in heaven will be moved here to the new heaven on this reborn and new earth.

We will forever be with the LORD!

God bless you my brothers, and have a blessed new year!

John Hipp
HVM -C1119