Me: It's February!
My wife (as I open to the devotional for today): I feel like I'm running behind. I haven't finished my Christmas shopping.
The Spirit Of Christmas
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Fall upon us here this hour.
How we need a new anointing
Of the Holy Ghost and power. —Jarvis
9And Boaz said unto the elders, and unto all the people, Ye are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was Elimelech's, and all that was Chilion's and Mahlon's, of the hand of Naomi.
10Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren, and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this day.
11And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses. The LORD make the woman that is come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephratah, and be famous in Bethlehem:
[Who is the most famous Person born in Bethlehem Ephratah? I'll give you a hint:2012 A.D.]
12And let thy house be like the house of Pharez, whom Tamar bare unto Judah, of the seed which the LORD shall give thee of this young woman.
13So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bare a son.
14And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel.
16And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.
17And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.
11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
As one who went to prison having turned down a plea bargain for immediate release, participation in a "battered women's alternative" counseling group (which was a violation of the "cruel and unusual punishment" clause of the Constitution), and possibly community service in exchange for a plea of guilty to a misdemeanor, I recommend that anybody reading this "take the deal" proffered by Heaven in receiving Jesus Christ. (Not that I regret rejecting the offer."Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God". The D.A.'s office were merely proxies in my ex-wife's ungodly and criminal employment of the legal system to batter and humiliate me in a failed campaign to subdue me. In answer to the trick question "Do you still beat your wife?" I say "No, I gave up beating her in 1990. She, however, didn't stop beating me until she was satisfied that I was destroyed." Anybody that takes her part can go straight to Hell with her. You think "life's rough"? Wait'll you get a load of the afterlife.)