Saturday, April 30, 2016

His Own Received Him Not

John 1:10-13, "He (Messiah, Jesus) was in the world, and though the world was made by Him, the world did not recognize Him. He came to that which was His own (Jews), but His own did not receive Him. Yet to all (Gentiles now included) who received Him to those who believe in His Name,  He gave the right to become the children of GOD - children not born by natural descent, human decision, or a husband's will, but BORN OF GOD!"

Jesus feeding of the 5,000 from 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread

Man is given the opportunity to choose to accept or reject Jesus Christ's salvation.

Hebrews 1:1-2, "In the past GOD spoke to our forefathers (Jewish nation) through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in the last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things and through whom He made the universe."

Hebrews 1:3, "The Son is the radiance of GOD's glory and the exact representation of His Being, sustaining all things by His powerful WORD."  Not only is Jesus the representation of GOD, but He is GOD Himself! Jesus Christ is the complete expression of GOD in a human body! (Bible commentary)

Man is fallen. There is no work of "goodness" that man can do to replace the Love of Christ paying the penalty for our sin. Christ, Himself proclaimed, "I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man (woman) comes to the Father except through Me. If you knew Me, you would know My do know Him and have seen Him (in seeing Jesus, they saw the Father!)
(John 14:6)" Christ Jesus even speaks of a greater faith than theirs, is the faith of those who believe yet have not seen Him! (John 20:29) Have you seen the Way, the Truth, the Life? Accept Jesus today as your Savior and you will!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

My WORD Will Never Pass Away

Matthew 24:35, "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My WORD will never pass away."

I Peter 3:10-13, "The heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will melt with fervent heat. But in keeping with His promise, we are looking forward to a New Heaven and New Earth, the home of the righteousness." I have shared before, the scientist discovery of every atom having a violent vibrating mesh inside. They don't know what keeps the atom from exploding on its own! I do! GOD Almighty keeps it from exploding. 

Colossians 1:17, "He (GOD) is before all things and in Him all things hold together." One day, His WORD will let loose every single atom in the universe and what an explosion it will be. 

Further mention of the universe passing away is in Revelation 20:11-15, "I saw a great white throne and Him Who was seated on it (Jesus); earth and heaven fled from His Presence. I saw the dead (unbelievers) great and small standing before the throne and the books were opened (which lists every thought, word and deed each person has). Another Book was opened which is the Book of Life. The dead were judged according to what was written in the books. If anyone's name wasn't found in the Book of Life (salvation in Christ Jesus) he/she was thrown into the Lake of Fire."

But there is a joy in knowing your salvation in Christ Jesus! He has paid the penalty for your sin upon the Cross! Repent to Him for your sin and receive His Holy Spirit which will minister to you of the Great Hope of His promise He has given to us, "I go to prepare a place for you and will come again to receive you unto Myself!" (John 14:2)

Friday, April 22, 2016

The WORD Became Flesh

In the book of John in the Bible, he records, "In the beginning the Word was GOD, the WORD was with GOD, and in John 1:14 it says, "The WORD became flesh and made His dwelling among us. " Jesus is GOD in the flesh. (Matthew 1:23)

Genesis creation account has GOD the Father, GOD the Son (Jesus Christ), God the Holy Spirit involved, "Let Us make man in Our image." (Genesis 1:26)

Why did GOD come in the flesh of Jesus Christ? He came for the sacrifice of taking all of mankind's sins upon Him. To think He suffered not only the beatings, ripping of His flesh from the cat-of-nine-tails, nailed through His hands and feet onto the Cross, but mostly He took upon Him billions times trillions to the quadrillions of power the sins of mankind from Adam/Eve to the last human He will create. The penalty for sin has been paid for, but each and every person has to reconcile himself or herself by asking forgiveness of Christ. 

This is where the last post picks up, accepting or rejecting so great a salvation. Upon accepting Christ's salvation invites His Holy Spirit into your life where He has promised, "I will never leave you nor forsake you!" (Hebrews 13:5) Also in another, He has the promise, "The world and its desires pass away, but the man (woman) who does the will of GOD lives forever." (I John 2:17)

Those who harden their hearts to the call of salvation, refusing salvation, denying salvation will be responsible for paying the penalty for their own sin in an everlasting, eternal Lake of Fire; no second chances. (Revelation 20:15) The thermal dynamics there will not be the thermal dynamics of this universe. You will be burning in the flames yet your body won't be consumed.
(Luke 16:24) While the flames are burning, you will be in total darkness gnashing your teeth! (Matthew 8:12, 13:42) "Where your worm does not die  and the fire is not quenched." (Mark 9:48) WHY would you want to choose this eternal state! 

Rather, choose Christ and His blessing of your salvation! Read Revelation chapters 21-22! What a glorious eternal existence is waiting for you and all who accept so great a salvation in Jesus Christ! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

GOD Spoke, His Words Happened!

GOD Said, "Let there be light!" And THERE WAS LIGHT!  He follows by separating the light from darkness making day and night. Genesis 1:3-5, First day.
GOD Said, "Let there be an expanse between waters (from on the earth and above the earth - the sky.) Genesis 1:6-8, Second day.

GOD Said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, let dry ground appear, the making of the seas and land. This same day:
GOD Said, "Let the land produce vegetation producing seed-bearing plants of various kinds. Genesis 1:9-13, Third day.

GOD Said, "Let there be lights in the sky to separate day and night. GOD made two lights, the sun  and moon (greater and lesser light). He made the stars and set them in place in the expanse. Genesis 1:14-19, Fourth day.

Psalm 147:4, "He (GOD) determines the number of stars and calls them EACH by name!" GOD even gave each star a name! Quadrillions of stars  - all given their own name!

GOD Said, "Let the waters teem with living creatures, let birds fly above, great creatures of the sea, winged birds of every kind. Genesis 1:15-23, Fifth day.

GOD Said, "Let the land produce livestock, creatures that move along the ground, wild animals after their kind (all mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects). Genesis 1:24-25, Sixth day which continues:

GOD Said, "Let US make man in OUR image." So GOD creates man from the dust of the earth and Breathed into him the breath of life and man became a living being. The LORD GOD made a woman from the rib taken out of man " Genesis 1:26-27, 2:7, 2:22, Sixth day "Thus the heavens and earth were completed in all their vast array." Genesis 2:1

GOD Blessed the seventh day and made it holy.
Genesis 2:2-3, Seventh day.

Praise You my Awesome, Almighty, Creator, Savior, Holy Father GOD! Thank You for revealing Your truths to all who will seek You out! I pray for unrepentant man who tries to make their own opinions (which are blinded by Satan's lies) about creation. The vastness of the universe (trillions of light years and more) was created by GOD when He said, "Let there be..." GOD creates by the very Breath of His Mouth!  Everything comes from nothing by the very spoken Word from GOD Almighty. He gives you the choice to accept or reject His WORD. The joy of knowing Almighty GOD opens the heart of man to know Him personally!  GOD bless you in your salvation in Jesus Christ. Those who reject Him will be shared in the next post.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

From Infinite Past Into the Infinite Future

John 1:3-5, "Through Him (Jesus) all things were made; without Him, nothing was made that has been made. 4. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it." The Supremacy of Christ Jesus is seen in depth when following up with another Scripture:

Colossians 1:15-17, "He (Jesus) is the Image of the invisible GOD, the firstborn over all creation. 16. For by Him (Jesus) all things were created: things in heaven (outer space-the universe) and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him. He is before all things (that He created) and in Him all things hold together!"

Encyclopedias could be written covering just these three verses! It covers the 6 days of the creation of all things (Genesis chapters 1-2) and the eventual destruction of the entire universe bringing about the New Heaven, New Earth, and the New Jerusalem! (Revelation 21:1-4).

The next few weeks I'll be going more in depth with these two: creation and destruction, of which man has no part in assisting!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

From Everlasting to Everlasting

John 1:1-2, "In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with GOD, and the WORD was GOD. HE was with GOD in the beginning.

In the beginning...what beginning? The beginning is speaking of the creation of the heavens and the earth and all that is in them. It's not speaking of the beginning of GOD. GOD has always existed! He is infinite, we are finite.Fallen man has not the comprehension to understand GOD's Awesomeness unless man has been born again in salvation through Jesus' death on the Cross. It always blows my mind that scientists should realize quicker (Psalm 19:1) "The heavens declare the glory of GOD), but they hell bound to declare everything was created from a super packed condensed mass. Well where did that mass come from? They say it always existed (since their thermal dynamic law THEY made up says that something can't come from nothing.) So, they want to believe an unintelligible blob had always existed, but an intelligent Almighty GOD has never existed. How ridiculous is that! That's exactly what brought down the highest archangel named Lucifer who we better know as Satan. He wanted to be like GOD as do these scientists in their very denial of GOD. "The fool has said in his heart, 'there is no GOD.' " (Psalms 14:1)

Who is the WORD? The WORD was God and the WORD is with GOD. "Let Us make man in Our Image..." (Genesis 1:26) This signifies Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

"He was with GOD in the beginning." Who is the HE? The He is Jesus Christ:

John 10:30, (Jesus is speaking), "I (Jesus) and the Father are One." In other words they are both the same. Christ Jesus is Father GOD in the Flesh for the redemption of fallen mankind.

John 17:21, Jesus again states, "...Father, just as You are in Me, and I Am in You."

Man is made in the image of GOD, not some universal blob of  a "super compacted" mass explosion! Praise GOD for His revelation of this!

Almighty GOD's personality is trifold:

1. GOD the Father-personality is the same yesterday, today, and forever! He is Perfect and expects perfection from us now!
2. GOD the Son (Christ Jesus)-is the physical incarnation in the flesh Presence of GOD!
3. GOD the Holy Spirit-is the Spiritual nature of GOD who indwells inside every believer in Jesus Christ.

Man made in these images of GOD:

1. Man- we have individual personalities, attitudes, dispositions, and behaviors.
2. Man has individual bodies that are recognizable by others.
3. Man has a spirit, which has been dead since the fall, unless you have been born again through the redemption of Jesus Christ.

There, we have it! Are you three separate beings? No! Can you separate yourself apart into 3 separate entities? No! That is what makes GOD Who He Is! He CAN separate Himself: Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit! 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Build on a Solid Foundation

Matthew 7:21, Jesus taught, "Not everyone who says, 'LORD, LORD' will enter into the kingdom of heaven, but only he (she) who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven."

Salvation is not of works, but is a free gift. So many people think they can "work their way" into heaven- Satan's lie! 

Ephesians 2:8-9, "For it has been by grace you have been saved through faith- and this not of yourselves it is the gift of GOD, not by works, so that no one can boast.

Continuing in Matthew 7:22-23, "Many will say to Me on that day, 'LORD, LORD, did we not prophesy in your name, drive out demons, and perform miracles? Then I (Jesus) will tell them plainly, 'I (Jesus) never knew you. Away from Me, you evildoers!"

The commentary shares, "Jesus exposed those people who sounded religious but had no personal relationship with Him."

Matthew  7:28-29, "...the crowds were amazed because He taught with Authority and not as the teachers of the law." 

Are you trying to work your way to heaven?

Isaiah 64:6 shares, "...all of our works are as filthy rags." When works are done to receive something in return, it is not the same when we allow the Holy Spirit to do His work through us. That can only be done when you know Him personally! Do you know Almighty GOD! You can by realizing you are a sinner and Christ died for your sins. Ask Him to forgive your sins and come into your heart. Watch what happens when you do this with sincerity, He is building His solid foundation to which you will stand with Him forever; now and in Eternity!