By Gloria Zuurveen
As we head into this brand New Year 2023, I can’t help but to first give God all the Glory for bringing me this far by faith.
I am grateful and thankful especially for my daughter, Malika, who brings in the new year every New Year’s Day as she was born on this day I am truly blessed. I am ready for the challenges ahead and for all the many blessings and gifts that coms along with them.
As I read in the BIBLE, Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth, I found some interesting and profound truths that are in the RED which is what Jesus said.
In the book of Matthew, Jesus is teaching his disciples about the Kingdom of God and how we are to be in 23.
He said in Matthew, Chapter 5 verse 13, “Ye are the salt of the earth, but if the salt have lost it savor, with what shall it be salted?”
God incarnate Christ Jesus is telling us what we have as we are “Ye” and he has given us the authority to “Be Ye In 23“. We are free to “Be Ye in 23“.
We are to be the salt that season the world and all that is in it with the salt to preserve righteousness, to preserve holiness, to preserve goodness and mercy,
to preserve all that is within our power and might to preserve as salty Christians who have a calling and duty to stand for God’s plan and to “Be Ye in 23”.
Jesus continued in his Sermon on the Mount message when he said in the B part of the same verse, “It is thereafter good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under the foot of men.” As we approach this coming New Year, let us not be found being good for nothing because we are not using our preserving power to “Be Ye In 23.” You have the authority and the power to be preservationists as “Salty Christians” to stand in the gap and proclaim the power of Ye just like Jesus, who said, when he confirmed our purpose and passion to use our ability to prepare and preserve, “Ye are the salt of the earth”. This is a powerful message and one to heed because there are many who need to know that they too can “Be Ye in 23”.
Yes, they too like you can “Be Ye in 23” not only did Jesus say “Ye are the salt of the earth.” He also said, in the same book, “Ye are the light of the world.” You should “Be Ye in 23”. How? By letting your Light shine before men that they may see all of your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Yes, you have the power to simply “Be Ye in 23” just as Jesus preached then to his disciples in the book of Matthew, the good news. the Gospel, he is speaking today through the power of the Holy Spirit to everyone who receive would believe the message for the coming New Year and that is to “Be Ye in 23” and live up to your full potentiality spreading SALT and LIGHT every day in every way being Ye in 23!
The Southern Truth