Facing 2012

Facing 2012



“But now, this is what the Lord says – he who created you , O Jacob , he who formed you, O Israel:

‘Fear not for I have redeemed you ; I have summoned you by name ; you are mine.

When you pass through the water . I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers , they will not sweep over you . When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned ; the flames will not set you ablaze .

For I am the Lord your God , the Holy One of Israel , your Savior;


Isaiah 43:1 – 3



It is New Year once again. Everyone is full of hope about the new year. What could we expect for the coming year 2012 ? Well we could expect for more calamities to come. Since we are experiencing “climate change” , we could expect extreme weather conditions to continue. Excessive dry season and excessive wet season. We could expect flooding to continue to happen, indeed massive flooding. There will be great earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in 2012. There might be great wars to begin in 2012 for as early as now there are news that Israel is planning to launch a major attack in Gaza. Could 2012 be the year that Israel will launch a major attack to Iran ? Which could trigger endtime scenarios all over the world. I have read from a certain website that if Israel will attack Iran , it will trigger terrorist attacks allover the world. It could create a very chaotic scenario. Fires might be set ablaze all over the world.


We have so much uncertainties to face in 2012. Could this be the year the AntiChrist will start his reign ? Throughout these uncertainties the passage above in Isaiah 43 is a beautiful comfort for all God’s children. Throughout all the calamities and chaos to happen in 2012, the Lord will be with His precious children. He will never leave them nor forsake them. The Lord God will remain our mighty Shield in times of distresses and disasters . Though the year 2012 may be filled with calamities, God promises to be with us. As long as we are living in the center of His will, we can seek refuge in Him.


Thus the major key in having the confidence to face 2012 with all the calamities it may bring is to remain living in righteousness, to remain living in accordance with the ways and will of God. The safest place still is to remain in the center of the will of God. To be really safe does not mean absence of danger, but the presence of mighty Shield who is God. And we can have the presence of God in our lives if we are living in righteousness and holiness.


As Christians we have a covenant relationship with God. His provision and protection is in us as we walk in His ways. We have to remain in this covenant relationship to be confident in facing the challenges of an earthly life. Without our covenant relationship with God, earthly life particularly in these endtimes, earthly life will be unbearable for us. In facing the year 2012 we have to remain in our covenant relationship with God to remain confident in life. For there is no greater and mightier refuge other than the Almighty God. There will be no greater than Him. He is exceedingly mightier than anything in the entire universe. We can never put our security and confidence in our businesses, bank accounts, any earthly treasure or possessions., for they are not secure at all times. They are subjects to changes happening in the world. Just one surge of a storm our possessions or businesses might be washed away. Just one economic collapse, our bank accounts might be drained.


The surest source of security is our God. He will never fade away with time. His years has no end. His powers and wisdom has no limit. He will remain unequalled throughout all the years, throughout all the generations.Many kings and rulers had already died whose bodies has long been decaying, but our God is alive forever more. To be secure for the year 2012 we have to be in a covenant relationship with God.


How to enter into a covenant relationship with God ?

We can have this covenant relationship with God by accepting JesusChrist as our personal Savior and Lord of our life. As it is written in John 1:12 :

“Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”

All of us have become sinners. We sin in our thoughts, words and deeds. Just a lustful thought could be an act of adultery in the eyes of the Holy God. As it is written in Matthew 5:22:

“But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. “

We need to accept JesusChrist as our personal Savior to receive forgiveness from our sins. We need to transfer all our trust completely on His sacrifice on the cross two thousand years ago to receive forgiveness and redemption from our sins. As it is written on Hebrews 9:27-28 :

“Just as man is destined to die once and after that to face judgement so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people.”

After accepting Him as our personal Savior we have to accept Christ as our Lord and surrender our sins and life to Him completely. By accepting JesusChrist as our personal Savior and Lord, we can now enter into a covenant relationship with God and can have the confidence to face the year 2012.

Happy New Year !!! Happy 2012 !!!

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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Cristina,

you said it well, "The safest place still is to remain in the center of the will of God" sums it up for me. Have a happy 2012.


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Enlydia Listener 4 years ago from trailer in the country

beautiful...and rated up for useful.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago

Cristina, Marvelous, discerning, spiritfilled hub! What wonderful thoughtprovoking wisdom to start off 2012!

As you well stated:"As Christians we have a covenant relationship with God. His provision and protection is in us as we walk in His ways. We have to remain in this covenant relationship to be confident in facing the challenges of an earthly life. Without our covenant relationship with God, earthly life particularly in these endtimes, earthly life will be unbearable for us. In facing the year 2012 we have to remain in our covenant relationship with God to remain confident in life. For there is no greater and mightier refuge other than the Almighty God. " AMEN! & PRAISE GOD!

Thank you for sharing, I look forward to reading more of your inspiring hubs! In HIS, Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! HAVE A MARVELOUSLY BLESSED HAPPY NEW YEAR!


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi lifegate I am glad to hear from you again. Thank you for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Your visit is much appreciated. I am also wishing you a blessed 2012. Best regards.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Enlydia Listener I am glad to hear from you. Welcome to my hub. Thank you for paying a visit and appreciating this hub. It is much appreciated. I am wishing you a blessed 2012. Best regards.


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Raymond Tremain 4 years ago from Metro Manila Philippines

cristina again you have written well, Isaiah 43 is one of my best chapters this was the one which Jesus instructed for me to read after He came to me yrs ago,

God loves all have a Blessed New Year


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi DeBorrah K. Ogans I am glad to read your comments for this hub. I am blessed by your visit.Yes we have to hold on to our covenant relationship with God to remain confident in living our earthly life. Remaining in this covenant relationship will keep us secure throughout all the unfavorable circumstances that will take place in the world. I wish you a blessed 2012 ! Best regards.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Raymond Tremain I am glad to hear from you again. Thank you for gracing and appreciating this hub. Your visit is much appreciated. Yes Isaiah Chapter 43 is a wonderful passage. This passage has been a great source of encouragement and comfort for me. I am wishing you a wonderful 2012! Best regards.


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Raymond Tremain 4 years ago from Metro Manila Philippines

Cristina this chap. well one night yrs ago I had a vision that I was going to die, Jesus came to me in the vision yes I did see Him well he told me I would not die as He had much work for me to do, when I woke up at midnight i read from Isaiah 43, and yes He did call me by my name in the vision. and now yes I do much for Him well I travel the world speaking to friends about Jesus. you take care now we in 2012


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Tamarajo 4 years ago from Southern Minnesota

"The surest source of security is our God" Amen! No matter what we may or may not face we need to walk with Him.

A friend of mine felt like God was issuing the word "Preparation" for this coming year.

Blessed encouragement for a new year.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Raymond thank you for sharing your experience with Jesus. I am really blessed by it.Yes Jesus is indeed awesome ! We have to spread all over the world the beauty of His character so that people will find new hope and beginning in their lives. Be blessed always. Best regards.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Tamarajo I am glad to hear from you again. Your presence in this hub is a great source of encouragement for me. Yes we need to walk with Him daily to be confident in this life. I am wishing you a blessed 2012! Best regards.


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skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

cristina Sister Beautiful works for our Lord. Touching and truth and heartfelt. The Love of Christ shines in you sister. Bring it on in 2012!!! Jesus come soon. As you shared we have events that need to unfold like the antichrist first. Christian Children gear up and stay close. He will not leave nor forsake us Amen

I am grateful I stopped over to see what was shining on your pages. I am always touched with your beautiful writings. The Holy Spirit moves on you girl. Keep on sister. U will Phil 4:13 Love you.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

HI sister skye2day I am very glad to hear from you again. Thank you for gracing this hub. Yourpresence in this hub is a great source of encouragement for me. We have so much challenges for the year 2012 and it is important to remain in our covenant relationship with God. God will remain with us through the year 2012. I am wishing you a blessed 2012. Best regards.


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skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

back at you sister. Love you! In Christ


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Raymond Tremain 4 years ago from Metro Manila Philippines

cristina as I travel around the world visiting my friends one day I'll try to get up your way well I live in aussie, not that far away, God loves all


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Raymond Tremain I am looking forward for that opportunity to meet you personally. Remain blessed. Best regards.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

This Hub is wonderful. Thank you for such great and needful advice. I especially like your words here:

"God promises to be with us. As long as we are living in the center of His will, we can seek refuge in Him."

Amen!

I wish you the best in 2012. God Bless You Sister! :-)


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi James A Watkins I am glad to hear from you again. Thank you for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Your visit is much appreciated, it is so much an encouragement to me. Yes there is no greater alternative for a believer in Christ other than to live in the center of God's will. I am also wishing you a blessed 2012. Best regards.


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Raymond Tremain 4 years ago from Metro Manila Philippines

cristena I'm off to USA this year then next year a pastor in kenya asked me over plus going to england but during the end of nxt yr I hope to get up your way, well these are my plans but God always has the last say


*cathy 4 years ago

hai guyz, i'm glad to see you again even though we're not friends, i mean we cannot introduce each other:p

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