Children’s Alphabet Books

These are the alphabet books that have been typed and ready (almost) to send to publisher:

 

  Alphabet Book on Christmas for the Young at Heart

Note:  All Scripture is from the King James Version Bible.

                   By Alison Lehto

For interactive ideas to interact with this alphabet book while you are reading it or as it is being read to you, see “Interactive” page at the end of the alphabet story of Christmas.  Right after Z-end of the alphabet book on Christmas are two ideas to have fun interacting with the story of that special night over 2000 years ago.

Each letter of the alphabet has a Scripture that goes with it.  A key word begins with that letter of the alphabet that makes up the Christmas story. For example the letter A has the word Angel that starts with an A.  There are two ideas for you to do (as you try them, you’ll come us with some of your own great ideas.)

#1  As you read the Scripture for each letter, think of a picture that goes with it and try drawing a picture or symbol (something that represents a picture or idea).  For example a drawing of an angel for the first letter because angels are fun to draw.  Or a symbol of an angel – a bright, shining halo – the bright ring of light that goes above the angels head.

#2  As you read your Bible, any version that you choose, find another Scripture whose key word starts with A and write that Scripture down.  First put the Chapter of the Book of the Bible and then the verse.  If you do it after you read this alphabet book, you could use any  book or chapter in the Bible.  For instance you could write  ANIMALS (in the stable with Baby Jesus)   because ANIMALS  also starts with an the letter “A.”

Are you ready to learn about the Christmas story?  It’s a beautiful one.  And then have fun either drawing or finding another verse that also tells the Christmas story beginning with that same letter.  Merry Christmas if you are reading this at Christmas time.  If not, it helps prepare you for the next Christmas and makes it more meaningful to you.  Have fun either drawing or finding Scripture.  You can do either one interchangeably.  For a real challenge, try doing both.

 

Note:  The King James Version is used, but below are some hints on how to read the King James Bible which by many scholars has been said to be the most accurate translations of all of those   out there.

 thou = you

thee = your

ye = you

saith = says

heareth = hears

 (Any word ending in “ith” or “eth”, is just our simple modern day present tense.)

A

 “And the ANGEL said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God.  And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.”  Luke 1:30-

B – BETHLEHEM – the city where Jesus was born.

“And the angel said unto them (shepherds watching over their flock – verse 8), Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”   Luke 2:10-11

Note:  The city of David is BETHLEHEM.

C – CHRIST – “And when he (Herod, the king of Judea) had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where CHRIST should be born.”

Herod was jealous of any other kings and when he heard the wise men refer to a King of the Jews being born, he was plotting to have the baby killed.

D – DREAMS – Joseph had two DREAMS; one about his wife-to-be, Mary and one about fleeing to Egypt. (See letter E.)

“Then Joseph her husband, being a just man and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a DREAM, saying, fear not to take Mary as they wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.  (Holy Spirit and Holy Ghost are the same.)    Matthew 1:19-20

E –EGYPT – the same angel of the Lord warns the wise men not to return to Herod and then tells Joseph to take Mary and baby Jesus and flee to EGYPT to save baby Jesus from being slaughtered by Herod’s soldiers.

“And when they (the wise men) were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into EGYPT, and be there until I bring you word:  for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.”  Matthew 2: 12-13

F – FRANKINCENSE, gold, and myrrh were the presents that the wise men presented to the baby Jesus.

“And when they (the wise men) were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshiped him:  and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts:  gold, and FRANKINCENSE, and myrrh.”  Matthew 2:11

G – GAVE – “For God so loved the world that He GAVE His only begotten Son (Jesus) that whosoever believes in Him (Jesus) shall not perish (die an eternal death) but have everlasting life.”  John 3:16

H – HEROD – was the king of Judea and when he heard that the wise men were looking for the King of the Jews, he became exceedingly jealous and wanted to find out where this young child, Jesus, King of the Jews, was so that he could have him killed.

“And he (HEROD) sent them (the wise men) to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.”  Matthew 2:8

Note:  HEROD had no intention of worshipping the young child, but instead intended to have him killed because of his jealousy to have any other king around Judea, even if just a young child.

I – ISRAEL – “And you Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are not, the least among the princes of Judah:  for out of you shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people ISRAEL. And they (the wise men) said unto him, In Bethlehm of Judea: for thus it is written by the prophet…”  Matthew 2:4-5  (See below;  Micah was a prophet of the Old Testament.)

“But thou Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He ( Jesus) come forth unto Me that is to be ruler in ISRAEL; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”  Micah 5:2

Note:  This shows that Bethlehem was prophesized in the Old Testament to be the birth place of our Lord and Savior just as God had planned.

J -JOSEPH – “Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily  (secretly).  But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy  wife:  for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.”  Matthew 1: 19-20

K -KING of the Jews and the visit of the wise men –

“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born KING of the Jews?  For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.”  Matthew 2:1-2

L- LOVE “For God so LOVED the world, that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  John 3:16

M – MARY – “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise:  When as his mother Mary was espoused (betrothed or engaged) to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.”  Matthew 1:18

N – NAME him JESUS –  “And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his NAME JESUS, He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest:  and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: and he shall reign (rule) over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.”  Luke 1: 32-34

O – OVERSHADOW (become possible by the power of God) –

“And the angel answered and said unto her (Mary), The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall OVERSHADOW thee:  therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”  Luke 1:35  (See also Matthew 1:20 and Matthew 14:33)

P -PRAISING GOD – “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host PRAISING GOD, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”  Luke 2: 10-11

Q -QUICKLY flee to Egypt – Joseph, Mary, and Baby Jesus escape Herod’s terrible act of killing every boy child under two by fleeing to Egypt.

“And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word:  for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.”  Matthew 2:13

R -ROOM – There was no room at the Inn in Bethlehem for Mary and Joseph because so many people were there to pay taxes because of a decree (an order) from Caesar Augustus –  “And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.”  Luke 2:3

“And she (Mary) brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no ROOM for them in the inn.”  Luke 2:7

S –SAVIOR – “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a SAVIOR, which is Christ the Lord.”  Luke 2:11

T – TAXES – are why Joseph, Mary, and Jesus ended up in Bethlehem in the city of David.

“And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.  (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.  And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: (because he was of the house and lineage of David): To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.”  Luke 2: 1-5

U-UNTO – “For UNTO you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”  Luke 2:11

Note:  Bethlehem is the city of David;  Bethlehem means “house of bread.”  This above quote is often used on Christmas cards.  See how many cards that you or your parents get that have this verse.  The other commonly used verse at Christmas time is right before this verse (Luke 2:10 – part of verse 10):  “…Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” And a third verse often used also in Luke (Luke 2:14):  “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth ‘peace, good will toward men.’

V – VARIABLENESS – “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no VARIABLENESS, neither shadow of turning.”  James 1:17

Note:  This quote means that our best gifts are from our heavenly Father – gifts such as life itself and eternal life through His Son, Jesus’s, sacrificial death on the cross to pay for all our wrong doings.  What must we do to receive this gift?  Acknowledge your wrong doings, be sorry for them, and believe on the Lord Jesus who took your punishment for you.  It would be like you did something wrong such as stealing money from your parents.  And instead of punishing you, your earthly father takes the punishment that you should get.  For example, he goes to his room without dinner to think about what the wrong doing was and ask God for forgiveness.  He would do this for you.    Only Christ, took all your punishment for every single thing that you did wrong in your life!  You must only be sorry, repent, of your mistakes and wrong doing, and believe that Jesus is your Lord and Savior because He gave His life so that you might live with Him in heaven forever in eternity.  Your happiness in heaven will far outweigh any happiness you ever have on earth.  Your pain and suffering without being with Jesus in heaven will far outweigh all the pain and suffering that you have in this life for whatever reason. The choice is yours, because YOU are the WHOSOEVER in:  “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that WHOSOEVER believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”  John 3:16

W – WHOSOEVER – that means you and me in the quote above and repeated as to this writer it is one of the most important verses for you to know by heart and take to heart – live by this quote:

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that WHOSOEVER believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”  John 3:16

X- marks the spot in your Bible that you mark John 3:16.  And while you are at it also mark John 14:6:

“Jesus saith unto him (Thomas, the doubting apostle), ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Y – YOU – YOU are the one who Jesus Christ came to save so that you might have that gift of eternal life – salvation!

“For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.  He that believeth on him is not condemned:  but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”  John 3:17-18

Note:  Dear child or young at heart, the choice is yours.  If you choose Jesus – to believe in Him and what He has done for your sake – opened the gates of heaven for you so that you may know happiness like you’ve never known before.  One can only find true happiness and fulfillment in Jesus Christ, our dear Lord and Savior.  Thank you, Jesus!

Z-end of the Alphabet Book on Christmas.  May your Christmas be a special one as you hold the true meaning of Christmas Day in your heart.  “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”   John 3:16

Interactive ideas to use while reading this book:

Each letter of the alphabet has a Scripture that goes with it.  A key word begins with that letter of the alphabet that makes up the Christmas story.l For example the letter A has the word Angel that starts with an A.  There are two ideas for you to do (as you try them, you’ll come us with some of your own great ideas.)

Interactive page with ideas to try while reading this book or even after to make the Christmas story come more alive.

#1  As you read the Scripture for each letter, think of a picture that goes with it and try drawing a picture or symbol (something that represents a picture or idea).  For example a drawing of an angel for the first letter because angels are fun to draw.  Or a symbol of an angel – a bright, shining halo – the bright ring of light that goes above the angels head.

#2  As you read your Bible, any version that you choose, find another Scripture whose key word starts with A and write that Scripture down.  First put the Chapter of the Book of the Bible and then the verse.  If you do it after you read this alphabet book, you could use any  book or chapter in the Bible.  For instance you could write            because that also starts with an the letter “A.”

 

“For the wages of sin is death; but the GIFT of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”  Romans 6:23

 That is Jesus’s GIFT to you this CHRISTMAS – everlasting life with Him in eternity where your happiness will be totally beyond your greatest imagination.  If you could only imagine, the Gift that Christ openly gives you.  All you have to do is receive it!  Merry Christmas!

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”    Luke 2:14

Please write me with your comments, questions, criticism, and especially for prayer.  Thanks.  And may “The Lord bless thee and keep thee: the Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: the Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.”  Numbers 6:24-26

Yours in Christ,

Alison Lehto

P. O. Box 495

Oakland, ME 04963

e-mail:  alisonlehto@roadrunner.com

 

 

Alphabet Book for Kids and the Young at Heart on Understanding the Book of Revelation

By Alison Lehto

Note:  The King James Version is used, but below are some hints on how to read the King James Bible which by many scholars has been said to be the most accurate translations of all of those   out there.

 thou = you

thee = your

ye = you

saith = says

heareth = hears

 (Any word ending in “ith” or “eth”, is just our simple modern day present tense.)

The above is to help you read the King James Version.  I took the liberty to change just the above for easier reading for this alphabet book for kids and the young at heart.

 

A-ANGELS are very important in the last book of the Bible called Revelation.

“The seven stars are the ANGELS of the seven churches…””  Revelation 1:20b (2nd half of verse 20).

B-BLESSING is there from God for those who read and keep in their hearts the Book of Revelation – a book about prophecy. (A prophecy tells of future events that have not yet happened.)

“Blessed is he that reads and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written there: for the time is at hand.”  (The time is soon coming in which these things in Revelation will happen.) Revelation 1:3

C-CHRIST will eventually rule the entire world during the 1000 years after He defeats Satan at the Battle of Armageddon. Satan is then thrown into a bottomless pit for a 1000 years. This period of a 1000 years is known as the Millennium.

”…And they lived and reigned (ruled) with Christ a thousand years.” Revelation 20:4C (the very last section of verse 4) (The “they” are we Christians who went up in the Rapture to be with our Lord and those who came to the Lord during the Tribulation; these Christians most likely suffered martyrdom for their faith in Christ.

D – Dazzling light – God will be our light; we will need no other light.  We can truly say that God will light up our heavenly life.

 

“And the city (New Jerusalem) had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it:  for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb (Jesus) is the light thereof.”  Revelation 21:23 (also see Revelation 22:5)

E-Everlasting – God’s Kingdom and rule is everlasting – forever and ever without end. “…into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”  2 Peter 1:11b (the last section of verse 11)

“And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light: and they shall reign (rule) for ever and ever.” Revelation 22:5

F – Final Destination is in the Book of Revelation which is the Final and last book of the Bible.

“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.  Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” Revelation 22:13-14

(This city is the New Jerusalem which is explained under the letters “H” and “N.”)

G- Glory- The Glory of God

“…Dazzling light…the glory of God did lighten it (kingdom of heaven…”  Revelation 21:23 (See letter D again)

H – Heaven – the New Jerusalem will be our heavenly home as it bridges the gap between the new heavenly kingdom of heaven and the new earth  that God will create for all of us who know Jesus as Lord and Savior for eternity. Our joy and happiness will be greater than anything on earth that has made you joyous and happy!  It will be beyond your wildest imagination!  Praise God!

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away: and there was no more sea.”  Revelation 21:1

“And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.”  (The Lamb is Jesus.) Revelation 21: 14

“I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. ‘I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.” Revelation 22:16

This verse tells us that Jesus sent His Angel to show the apostle John a vision of the future – a prophecy.  We also learn that Jesus is a descendant of David (the boy who slew Goliath and later became King.)  A descendant is someone who is related to another person such as your grandfather’s father is related to you.

J-JESUS is “the bright morning star” in the Book of Revelation.  Revelation 22:16

K –Jesus “KNOCKS” at the “door” of our heart to let Him in.

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man (woman or child) hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup (have dinner) with him, and he with me.”  Revelation 3:20

Can you even imagine how wonderful it would be to share your dinner table with Jesus our Lord and Savior, our Redeemer, our Creator?  How would you behave if Jesus were having dinner with you tonight?

L – LAMB of GOD who takes away the sins of the world.  Jesus is the Lamb of God.

When John the Baptist saw Jesus he said, “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.”  John 1:29

In the Book of Revelation it tells us who will be able to enter the New Jerusalem, God’s Kingdom:  “And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defiles it, neither whosoever works abomination, (bad things) or makes (tells) a lie:  but they which are written in the Lamb’s ‘book of life.’”  Revelation 21:27

Therefore, your name must be in Jesus’s “Lamb’s book of life” to enter the New Jerusalem.  How do you get your name in His “book of life?”  Believe on the Lord Jesus and what He did for you on the cross of Calvary.   The Bible tells us how to get to heaven, to the New Jerusalem.  When the Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas, “What must I do to be saved?”  They answered, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved and your house.”  (This verse means that not only the jailer will be saved, but also so will the people in his household, which includes his family.) Acts 16:30-31

M – MANY MANSIONS are in the beautiful New Jerusalem.  Which one do you think the Lord will give you for eternity?

“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you, I go to prepare a place for you.”  John 14:2-3

N – NEW JERUSALEM is built on 12 beautiful foundations.  One of the 12 apostle’s names is on each foundation.  (The Foundations support the New Jerusalem.)

“And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.  (Jesus)  And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.  And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth, and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs.  (1500 miles) The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.  And he measured the wall thereof, a hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of man, that is of the angel.  And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.  And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones.  The first foundation was jasper;  the second, sapphire:  the third, chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, a chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.  And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl:  and the street of the city was pure gold as it were transparent glass.”  Revelation 21:14-21

Note:  I have a color chart that I made up that is on page____.  My daughter, Glison, who is 27 made me a necklace and bracelet using beads and pearls to match the foundations and gates of the New Jerusalem.  You could do this, too, with a jewelry kit.  It would be a fun project for you, if you like making jewelry.  Or you could paint blocks the colors shown and build your own foundations. J

O –  OVERCOMETH (OVERCOMES means to rise above the temptation and power of Satan.)  To each of the seven churches in the Book of Revelation Christ promises something if that church will OVERCOME (persevere) on its right and Godly path):  to the Church of Ephesus – “To him that OVERCOMETH will I give to eat of the tree of life which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”  Revelation 2:7

-to the Church at Smyrna – “…He that OVERCOMETH shall not be hurt of the second death.”  Revelation 2:11b (2nd part of verse 11)

-to the Church at Pergamos – “ …To him that OVERCOMETH will I give to eat of the hidden manna and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.”  Revelation 2:17

– to the Church at  Thyatira –  “And he that OVERCOMETH (persevere), and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations.”  Revelation 2:26 (Revelation 2:27-29 go into more detail about this power that the Lord will give to those who overcome (persevere) in Thyatira.  Quite amazing!)

– to the Church at Sardis – “He that OVERCOMETH , the same shall be clothed in white raiment, and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before His angels.”  Revelations 3:5

– to the Church at Philadelphia – “Him that OVERCOMETH will I make a pillar in the temple of my God and he shall go no more out:  and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.”  Revelation 3:12

– to the Church at Laodicea – “To him that OVERCOMETH (persevere, not give in) will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also OVERCAME, and am set down with my Father in His throne.”  Revelation 3:21

Notice that after Chapter 3 in the Book of Revelation not one of the seven (7) churches is mentioned again.  Do you know why?  It is because they have all been “Raptured” (Latin word for “caught up” in I Thessalonians 4:16-18 which is written for you in the second letter “R” – “RAPTURE.”

P – PRAY that you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

“Jesus saith (says) unto him (Thomas, the apostle), ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh (comes) unto the Father, but my me.’”  John 14:6

Note:  Dear Child or Young at Heart,

 Find that wonderful life in Jesus now, before you do anything else.  “ Behold, now is the accepted time; behold now is the day of salvation.” II Corinthians 2:6b (The second part of verse 6)

If you don’t have the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you will not be able to enter the New Jerusalem.  (Revelation 21:27)  If you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior believing that Jesus died on the cross taking your punishment for any and all wrong doing that you have done, and openly let others know that, you will enjoy an eternity of unbelievable and unimaginable happiness with Jesus and His Father and the Holy Spirit in heaven.  The choice is yours; make a wise one; this choice counts forever!

Q – QUICKLY – Jesus said he’ll come quickly.

“He which testifies these things (in Revelation) saith (says), ‘Surely I come quickly.’  Amen.  Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”  Revelation 22:20

R – REVELATION means a revealing of what is going to happen.  It is Jesus revealing to the apostle John what is going to happen.  It is also called a book of prophecy.

Note:  A word about prophecy from the Bible:  “We have also a more sure word of prophecy: whereunto, ye (you) do well that ye take heed (pay attention), as unto a light that shineth (shines) in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:  Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.” (This means that it is no one man’s idea;  it is God telling us what will happen in the future.  God’s prophecy is a sure thing!)  IIPeter 1:19-20

R – Rapture – means a “catching up” in the older Latin Vulgate version of the Bible – “rapturus.”  It is described best in I Thessalonians 4:16-18:  “For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

S –SAINTS of the Old Testament and those Christians who have died in the New Testament will be “Raptured” – taken up to be with our Lord in the air first.  See above quote – I Thessalonians 4:16-17

T – TRIBULATION – A period of great trials and sorrow.  If this happens during your lifetime and you are a believer in Jesus Christ (John 3:16), you will be “raptured” – caught up from terrible times to a place of extreme happiness with Jesus.  Aren’t you glad that you know Jesus who not only saved you by dying on a cross, but also He will  save you from the judgments (7 seal judgments, 7 trumpet judgments, and finally 7 bowl (vial) judgments in the Book of Revelation).  You are so blessed not to be here during this terrible time!

U – UNDERSTANDING of REVELATION – “For now we see through a glass darkly; but then face to face:  now I know in part, but then shall I know even as also I am known.” I Corinthians 13:12

This means that we cannot see things or know things clearly now, but when we meet the Lord face to face, we will UNDERSTAND our purpose in life and why it is so important to choose Jesus.  There are only two choices in life:  you either choose Jesus consciously or you have chosen Satan.  Who do you want to spend eternity with?  The choice is clearly obvious.

VICTORY over DEATH – You will not experience death as the unsaved do.  “O, Death where is thy sting?  O, grave where is thy victory?”  I Corinthians 15:55  

We will be given glorified bodies, just like Christ after He rose from the dead on Resurrection Sunday – Easter.  He is considered the “First fruits” of what is to happen to us meaning His sacrificial death on the cross paid the penalty for us; He died for us literally.  “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”  John 15:13  Jesus, besides being our Lord and Savior, King of Kings,  Lord of Lords, Redeemer, Creator, Counselor, and Good Shepherd, He is also our Friend.  Isn’t that great?!  (Sometime when you are older, search out the Scriptures for all these things that Jesus is to us. That would be a wonderful research project for you to do with your Bible. You would learn so much about Jesus!)

 

W – WAIT on the Lord; He is coming soon.  “Even so come, Lord Jesus.”  Revelation 22:20b

X-Marks the place where you’ll be “raptured” to if Jesus comes in your lifetime.  All events are leading to this happy, joyful event for the Christian.  Aren’t you glad you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior?

“For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

I Thessalonians 4:16-18

Y – YES.  Say, “YES” to Jesus before the prophecies of Revelation come true.  (Prophecies are glimpses into the future; they tell you what is going to happen.”)

“For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  John 3:16

Z – Zealous – “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten (correct): be ZEALOUS (ambitious, hard-working) therefore, and repent.”Revelation 3:19

Jesus loves you!  He told those who tried to keep children from coming to Him:  “But Jesus said, ‘Suffer (allow) little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.’ ”  Matthew 19:14

Z –End of the alphabet book on Revelation for Kids or the Young at Heart.  (Or those who want to know more about what the future holds for us.)

Coming soon another alphabet book on Revelation for older students and adults.

Please write me with your comments, questions, criticism, and especially for prayer.  Thanks.  And may “The Lord bless thee and keep thee: the Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: the Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.”  Numbers 6:24-26

Yours in Christ,

Alison Lehto

P. O. Box 495

Oakland, ME 04963

e-mail:  alisonlehto@roadrunner.com