HE holds the KEYS to the JEM World
A few days ago, I was exercising with our daughter. While doing so, I heard the title of this blog. I thought, “What an interesting one.” I had a friend ask me, why I spelled the word jem, with a J. Here is the reason, JESUS. I was given an acronym. It is JESUS ETERNAL MAJESTY. For Jesus holds the keys to death and Hades. It says this in the word of God. You know what is absolutely amazing? So, do WE, through HIM
THE GREATEST GEM to GOD is the character of Christ ~
When I was a child, I used to watch a show called Jem and the Hollograms. This show was about a girl, who was very ordinary, on the outside. Yet, she became something extraordinary. Now, ignoring, the whole magic aspect of it all, we can see more. Meaning, JESUS and HIS LOVE makes us extraordinary. We can REST in HIM. We can REST in HIM making LIFE go, the way He desires for us. The KEY is HIS desires, not ours. I recall as a kid, wanting to be like JEM. What I really wanted, was to be someone else.
I wanted to go on stage, which was everyday life for me. Because, i was raised to perform. I don’t think anyone did it on purpose. It is just how it happened. I was raised, to hide how I felt. Yet, I could not, and so, guess what happened? I became the “problem” child. I did not see myself as good. I did not see myself as anything positive, at all. I definitely did not believe God loved me. Yet, I so trued to LOVE HIM.
I felt like a porcelain doll. A broken doll, that was always going to be cracked, and truly, would never be fixed. Somehow, I got it in my head, that if I fixed enough people, God would fix me. But, that was a lie. No matter how many success stories, I saw, I was still broken. It was a trap, really. Looking back, I see that I thought it was me helping or fixing. When, all along, it was JESUS. Even when I took credit, Jesus stood by me. Often, He watched over me, because I would not LET Him assist, as much as He would have liked.
I guess, the reason I liked this show, was because I WAS her. I never knew it then, but I do now. I remember my parents introducing me to friends. They would do so with such pride. It REALLY bothered me. Because, I thought, “What have they got to be proud of?” I also fought the battle of the voices. Things would taunt me. I would hear, “YOU are NOT good enough and you NEVER will BE, They don’t LOVE you and never will, NO ONE will ever care about you, YOU will end up alone, Just KILL yourself, They HATE you, YOU will never be part of THIS family”, and many more horrible words.”
I share this to let you know, that JESUS rescued me then, and does now. I still have the battle of the words. But, NOW through HIM, I can overcome them. Jesus Eternal Majesty. PEACE in HIS LOVE and the fact that, HE never fails is present here. Even if I feel anxious, worried, sad, depressed, or some other emotion that is negative, I can choose JOY. I can choose to LIVE through HIM, on earth as it IS in Heaven.
GEMS are beautiful, and He sees us ALL as HIS GEMS. We all are the rainbow of HIS LOVE. Which means, we are not just ONE Gem in our lifetime, but ALL of them. JEM, is both a fictional character, and JESUS ETERNAL MAJESTY. It is okay, if it is both. Because, i watched Jesus teach Sarah and other kids, about HIS LOVE, through that show. I was one of those kids too. Isn’t HIS LOVE Glorious???
I have seen the GEM room in Heaven. It is stunning. It is Heaven, so THAT part is no shock. Everything in Heaven is glittery and beautiful. THIS is how Jesus wants US to be. HIS LOVE needs to shine through us, and DRAW people into HIS place. We should, through HIM, be a light in the city on a hill. But are we? I think that is something to ask HIM. His answers are all in HIS word, about what we are to HIM. Yet, are we choosing THIS, naturally speaking? I know it is a challenge for us sometimes. But, thankfully, He gives a clean slate, any times, as we repent from our hearts. Hos forgiveness is healing indeed.
Now, remember something there is also another word for Jem, which is GYM. I find it so interesting that there are 3 ways to share this one word. The last way is significant. Because, JESUS should be our personal trainer. We need to workout with HIM. He should be the ONLY one pushing us. No other individual, should be our EVERYTHING, but Jesus. So, why do we look to others, to do, what ONLY He can?
I believe it is simple, we have been TOLD we should.
Forgive us LORD, for falling prey to the lies, and remind us, that ONLY YOU hold the KEYS to death and Hades, and ONLY YOU can complete the process of our freedom. WE LOVE you JESUS, Heavenly Father and HOLY SPIRIT. We thank you for a new day, and we, by FAITH decide to decree and declare, that WE LIVE in your world today. Bring em’ Heaven LORD. We choose YOU. In Jesus name. Amen
The foundation stones of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone The first foundation stone was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.