Hebrews12-2Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:1-3Fixing our eyes on Jesus….when He becomes our identity…we can join the great cloud of witnesses and persevere in the race that Jesus has given us.  He endured the cross and with the perfecter of faith by our side – we can endure life – and live it more abundantly in His Love.  We will not grow weary or lose heart, we will persevere!  We celebrate, we rejoice, for the Joy and Glory that is ours at the end of the Great Race.  We will finish triumphantly when our eyes are fixed on our Savior!Once more Jesus will come.  We think the earth is unshakeable, minor shakes, yes, but imagine the earth and heavens shaken and all created things are removed.  The question is — what will remain? What cannot be shaken?  Not our houses, our earthly possessions, or gold — nothing is safe.  No safe house or underground shelter can save us.  Only our relationship with the Jesus Christ is secure!  Our security is sure when our salvation and hope is in Jesus.Let us be thankful and worship God, holding nothing back.  Our Lord God, our Alpha and Omega, our I Am is worthy to be praised.  Our Creator, our Shepherd whose name is Love, gave us our Lord Jesus, and through Him — Grace and Salvation from Sin.  Looking back on our lives, we can see His Heart-Prints guiding our lives, pursuing us, to live with Him.We sing a New Song of Praise in Worship.  You are worthy of our Praise!At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,  for our “God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:26-29