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“If you’re looking for a shallow, feel-good Christmas message this is not it. Christ appeared in the dark & smelly place (manger) so that He could then serve all mankind Father-God’s help.
Got stink? Don’t be ashamed! That sense of discomfort is God’s Light breaking through your ‘dark’ to help.
Here you will find deep fulfillment and an escape from the pressures of Christmas chaos. It’s a costly getaway at a whopping 79 minutes, but a very wise investment. Shall the hustle and bustle dictate how you invest?
What the fleshly nature calls freedom God calls bondage…and what God calls a bond the fleshly nature calls oppression.
Jer. 6:10, ‘To whom shall I speak and give warning, that they may hear? Behold, their ears are uncircumcised, they cannot hear. Behold, the word of the LORD is offensive to them; they find no pleasure in it.’
Bonded Branch, 79 minutes.
(I tried to clean it up, but I incorrectly used the term ‘core belief’ numerous times instead of the intended term ‘core value.’ Sincerely, Mr. Manger.)
Thank you for your love, prayers, encouragement and support. God assures you that placing His Kingdom first grants you access to ‘all these things’ that others give their lives for. By faith, accept ‘all these things!’ May Christ’s light break through your darknest night during this Christmas season! …”