~December 20, 2013~

Brilliant Messengers with Assurance and Great Joy!
To our beloved members, friends, neighbors, colleagues and saints of the Most High God:
     Before we present a short encouraging message, we wish to thank you for reading and studying with us in 2013. Your presence through Christian fellowship at The Remnant Online is such a blessing. We love you one and all.
     Knowing Jesus is coming again, and is even at the door, let us press together as never before. Judgments are in the land and "great changes are soon to take place in our world, and the final movements will be rapid ones." 9T, 11. We cannot be found wanting. It is critical that we continue to stand firm in the faith once delivered to the saints. It is what we study every day.
     It is our earnest desire for you and your family just as sincerely as it is for ourselves and His Church that we pray for one another and especially our pastors, our local congregations, conferences, unions, divisions and for those at the head of the work at the General Conference. Jesus and all of heaven is busy working out the final phases of the great controversy and it is our privilege to stand lockstep with them to do His bidding, hastening His coming. Be of good courage in the Lord; He will not leave you nor forsake you.

     Your Remnant Online friends, your brothers and sisters in Christ,

JimB, Mimi, LindaRS, Sister Glass, Immanuel, Ed Sutton, Curt, John Thurber, Wally, Cop and Richard Myers.

Brilliant Messengers with Assurance and Great Joy !
I entreat you, my brethren and sisters, to make this coming Christmas a blessing to yourselves and others. The birth of Jesus was unhallowed by the great men of earth. He was the Majesty of heaven; yet this royal subject had no attendants. His birth was unhonored by the very men he came to our world to save. But his advent was celebrated by the heavenly host. Angels of God, in the appearance of a star, conducted the wise men on their mission in search of Jesus. They came with gifts and costly offerings of frankincense and myrrh, to pay their oblation to the infant king  foretold in prophecy. They followed the brilliant messengers with assurance and great joy. The angels passed by the school of the prophets, the palaces of kings, and appeared to the humble shepherds, guarding their flocks by night, upon Bethlehem's plains. One angel first appeared, clothed with the panoply of heaven; and so surprised and so terrified were the shepherds that they could only gaze upon the wondrous glory of the heavenly visitant with unutterable amazement. The angel of the Lord came to them, and said, "Fear not, for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be unto all people; for unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you, Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger." No sooner had their eyes become accustomed to the glorious presence of the one angel, than, lo! the whole plain was lighted up with the wondrous glory of the multitude of angels that peopled the plains of Bethlehem. The angel quieted the fears of the shepherds before opening their eyes to behold the multitude of the heavenly host, all praising God, and saying, "Glory to God in the highest; and on earth, peace, good will to men." RH 12-9-84


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