Thursday, May 19, 2011
Gospel In A Nutshell
Jesus is the Son of God and came from Heaven to earth special delivery to develop our character and to see us through to refined gold assuming we've been born again. As to being born again, He fulfilled over three hundred prophecies about Messiah being born in a manger in Bethlehem and by the authority with which He spoke and acted, declared God Himself. Religion is man's attempts to get to God. Jesus is God reaching down to man in love in a love-Covenant relationship. Religion condemns. God in Christ came to save. God had a Covenant with Adam, Seth, Noah, Enoch, of Conscience and by Abraham Covenant God related to and unified man with Himself through faith and patience (perseverance), a sacrifice of blood He Himself would provide and by grace through our trust and obedience (in shadow, we a reflection in His Mirror.) God was needed to save us because we needed saving. We couldn't escape death nor the consequences of sin. Christ is the Savior of the world from sin. He Himself lived a reverential life to God when He walked here on earth 2000 years ago in obedience. He lived until an age 30 when He started to minister under the Anointing of the Holy Spirit. He came to send us an Anointing too and for us to be IN HIM and Christ-like. For three and a half years He walked the earth in serving up ministry from God's heart to our needs. The Four New Testament Gospels give a precise accurate description of His Life and Healing Deliverance Ministry & Purpose, to forgive us of all our sins, that to believe Him in the heart confess Him with the mouth God raised Him from the dead is the way to Heaven. And us, given a testimony to tell, given a victory by the Blood, and to not love our lives to the death, (further commanded in the Book, Revelation,) is two imperatives from God to be ready for Heaven, and by and through Christ to enter His Kingdom is paramount He being the King. To follow Him as our all in all is everything then on. Jesus said to His disciples/followers, "Fear not, little flock, it's the Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom." "God wants to give you an extraordinary life in the realm of influence He's called you to. He will do this by His grace" (John Bevere writes.) He's called you to change and to come to Himself becoming born again. God doesn't want anyone lost in other words or 'left behind.' Soon there may be no delay by God in being longsuffering toward us.