Archive | November, 2012

Speaking the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ…

24 Nov


Matt 10:34-36, Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

One of the harsh realities of being a true follower of Jesus Christ is the rejection of others due to your new found Faith. When the Lord Jesus Christ came into this world, it was’nt to give everyone security to continue living their lives as they wanted, but to let all know that their is a desperate need for a Savior. The Law and Religion of that time and even now, is not sufficient enough to redeem man from the sin nature bestowed upon Us by the acts of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. This revelation of letting everyone know that all are sinners and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) will indeed cause many to reject you, as no one likes the idea that they are wrong in any type of way or lifestyle that they are living. Never the less, the standard of serving a Holy God is in fact living Holy and no other way as stated in Hebrews 12:14, “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.” The Pharsees in the days of Jesus believed in only following the Law of Moses was enough to satisfy God, but were only good in preaching and not at all capable of living by the Law themselves. Matt 23:27-28 reads, “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. The Gospel displays that one and only one is justified in the eyes of God and that is Jesus Christ, the perfect offering for the sins of the World. Hebrews 7:26-28 reads, “For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore. Jesus came so that all of Humanity can be baptized into His perfect nature (Galatians 3:27) which places all in the right standing with God instead of a Law in which no man can keep, other than Christ Himself. I urge all to Preach the good news that all will here no matter the rejection, upon hearing the truth many may not like it but will ultimately repent and be made right with God, as in 2 Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” Shalom.


Life does not consist of and Abundance of Things…

21 Nov


Luke 12:15-21, “And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness,a for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’ So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.”’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided? ‘ “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”

Jesus Christ in this passage is speaking on the vain attempts by man, who place success over first seeking the Kingdom of God. Christ spoke out against this because it distracts from our Spiritual walk with Him, and the relying on God for the things that we need instead of our own doing. Matthew 6:33 states, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” This is in no way meant that every Christian should not strive for the most out of there lives, or to achieve success but in all keep the Lord and the truth of the Cross at the center of all! Christ died and rose again so that we could have life and have it more abundantly, John 10:10. In all that we do first seek the Lord, then go and conquer giants all in the name of Jesus Christ! So that even as we struggle to make ends meet in a lackluster economy, we will in turn still be ready to meet our Father in Heaven. Shalom…