Sunday, May 27, 2012
JESUS SAID, "THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND," "THEREFORE REPENT."
“IN THE LIGHT OF GOD IS ALL I WANT TO BE IN!!!” JESUS SAID, "THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND," "THEREFORE REPENT." 5/29/12 By Dave Candel FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE. JOHN 3:16 The Gospel: A Coming To Christ. How Would You Like To Or Feel Up To And Indeed Good To Go To Being And Indeed Becoming An Intimate Friend Of God And Live An Abundant Life In Christ From God In This Life In The Preparation For And Expectation Of Heaven? I have, have you been raised in the faith? Is your aim at Heaven? Then tie a knot in your rebellion and obey God. Do you know He loves you. Do you know it involves discipleship and test of discipleship to be becoming saved and grace to keep you saved as Jesus is Lord obediently? Daily? Do you know to what extent God went Through to show through His action to us His mankind: this wonderful lavish almighty unconditional personally edifying individual-as-if-He-the-only-one-to-us-sending godly arousing passionate Divine/human (Jesus is called the son of man,) love? As you lay open your Bibles you won’t find the Autographs but you will obtain a good translation if you seek to find one. Only the Autographs are inspired though in the original Greek and Hebrew first original. But many versions are good with no change 99.9999% like indeed the New American Standard. Do you believe God would like to personally treat you to relationship and liking you to find you (as He did Abraham, Moses, or the Apostle Paul) and give you such abundant life now as they had on earth and in Heaven as they aimed for? For God is personal and longs to be that way for these people honored Him for love that does not disqualify nor give up on you nor does not disregard the small of us when looking at the forest for all the trees. He knows us by name. Even to the very hairs on our head. He loves us while we were enemies. And He loves us. God wants a personal knowing of you. We are not talking abundance of things here but of the heart, devotion, in the little crevices and heart beat. God is no respecter of persons. He will reward anybody who is having faith Hebrews 11:1, 6. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen. Without it (faith) it is impossible to please God. For He that comes to God must believe that He is and is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him! He's after our life and specially our allegiance/availability. He's earned a place in our heart for love shown in sending His only Son two thousand years before. He wants us in relationship to Him and in fellowship strongly specially attending Church (hint, here is mine: Bethel,) and enjoying everyone’s personality! He doesn’t like us at a distance spiritually which sin to us is doing! A wise man (Walter Beuttler,) has said in order for God to do something for us, He has to do something with us, so that He can do something to us! God gives us the faith to believe which is a gift! Do you have His Gift of Salvation and do you follow Christ? do you recognize He gives you faith to believe, present active indicative in most places mentioned in the Word which is a verb tense of belief and to keep on believing? And that He loves you as Daddy (not a sugar daddy,) but in believing on Him as Source, or Provision (supply?) This special love He loves you with is for the unique person you are and is because you choose and do not make any choice. Freedom is not always safe thing thus but can be dangerous if you do not take in the whole counsel of the Word of God to be saved in relationship to God not necessarily 3 religion finding of you. Consider God’s Revelation of Himself in of all books, the Bible! He demands we use our will to choice to choose Him for no choice is eternally destructive! Freedom from sin He promises you in getting saved and becoming a work in progress in getting to know Him for the rest of your life with a godly pursuit in finite spurts of knowing Him by Nature and Love! What would it take for you to show this faith towards Jehovah God in this Christian relationship? Would you need a breakthrough to have peace with Him if you risked high stakes your so called life in management to get to Him? YES, Oh How He loves you greatly in the Son. And yes our seeming control of things in life is an illusion. We can surrender control to God or choose money to control. Jesus said, "You can't serve both God and mammon." Do you have an object to your faith? It matters because the object of faith is God through Christ Jesus Who is saving us, (if we know God firsthand by becoming born again.) Christ Himself makes peace between us and God and has Done this through the work on the cross of His shed Blood and it is a Perfect Sacrifice to propitiate (Satisfying to God well,) to make a faith's decision to believe God to save us from sin (past, present, and future,) which is the only choice for your object. It is through a relationship to God BY THE SON’s Finished Work. Just as an animal was chosen for sacrifice in olden days for its perfection from defect so the Innocent Lamb of God, Jesus Died for your sins. There is no formula to get there. There are no glib phrases to repeat, but in Christ: His Personhood: He is the way, the truth, and the life and in that (testimony) we’re born again! John 14:6. We’re each called to our own adventure! But all come through the Blood of Jesus Christ! You can draw near to God and He will draw near to you. You can have in your benefit in knowing about Him on the way to firsthand experience knowing Him getting saved. With the pain evident by ethos and known only to you and God, from Him that you 4 are a sinner first you need to know from Hebrews the way is open and plain by the Word made flesh and dwelling among us, Jesus Christ, by a New Covenant in fact born from an Old one that a new and living way to God is available through the Blood! (And that in Finished Work of Jesus Christ God loves you almighty strong, justifies, and transfers His Victory!) For in His Presence yes in His fullness there is joy & pleasures at His right hand forevermore and this all in knowing God through Christ simply put. It’s not pie in the sky by and by, but Jesus and discipleship. No rose garden promised but led along by ardent penetrating Truth to deny self, take up your cross and follow Him Who Is a Person, Jesus Christ! Salvation starts with Finished Work on the cross and our forgiveness of sins from God and is expressed in results: Eternal life which starts at the Death on the Cross identification of Jesus in us or Resurrection for each of us. With tears I pray the things that break God’s heart will break my and your’s heart. With tears also I wish you to embark on this road to God that, “aims at Heaven!” (This was a C.S. Lewis phrase - "A. a. H.") For His ways are so much higher than ours! And His Thoughts are so much higher than our thoughts! The cross is our stepping stone not stumbling block to this finding every day in the Lord‘s will. Keep in mind the destiny for us of Heaven is a cost to count to follow Him. Indeed it is foolishness to some who are blind to not discern spiritual things but they are foolish to disbelieve the cross was triumphant indeed. “The fool has said in his/her heart, there is no God. “ Living the Christian life is not in self-glory nor to be lived in self-righteousness but in Him humbly received, and restored, passively waited out, and extroverted and actively expressed. Christ is our righteousness and we cry open and honest facing the fact of sins we’ve committed to God and that we’re sinners for Him to give Godly sorrow to give repentance to us not to be repented of or in worldly sorrow of any kind felt. We’re a work in progress 5 and He’s working in us with Hammer (of the Word,) and sometimes Screwdriver to make us sharp. Self-glory as a part of self-effort to work to get to God we cease from and we put aside in the Spirit through Christ knowing Him genuine because of mercy and grace from God humbly. In other words we watch our strut that is constantly becomes humble like Philippians chapter two. Christ destroyed the work and power of the Devil literally breaking his weapons in two declaring Victory, making an embarrassing for him display over them Colossian 2. We're enlisted to enforce this destruction and devastation sentence over Satan by the authority of Jesus Christ as we get the Spirit Anointed urge by God! Christ came out of an empty Tomb to fill empty hearts. Benny Hester wrote or sang a song in Contemporary Christian music called, “When God Ran, “about how God longs to come to each one of us 'sinning' but returning to Papa Abba as children once for all and as prodigals repenting and so He longs to fill us with His Presence and with Godly love unto Resurrection Life in the Son. Except you become as little children and receive the Kingdom of God as a little child, you will not see nor enter it nor be saved. Therefore, the noblest act for us to do is to sit at the feet of Jesus who is the exact representation of God and learn! Preferably in a prone position always, to worship Him. Jesus spoke of His Father, “Sanctify us by Thy Truth. “ “Thy Word is truth. “ So should we have this attitude of humility? We can learn by this statement that man is totally depraved and has the witness of God in His existence inside himself it’s so. Christ is the end or fulfillment of righteousness to all who believe for forgiveness period rather than work for their salvation for those who exert effort on their part for righteousness are doomed from the start. Man needs a Savior of necessity and must know he is fallen. Jesus is to be believed in for salvation literally His Name, Jesus Christ: for grace is His Personal Trait and we’re to worship Him for mercy shown as we come to know Who He is 6 more as Person. He is able to save you by His Death and Resurrection through His Blood imputed, to the uttermost aspect kept by His Power, blessed in Him. You have a piece in this puzzle to contribute to His Body for edification if you endure in this the end. He wants us like His Son, made over in His Image. In His love He means to love us so we can help the common good to the end meaning “Rapture,“ or the death you die not spiritually. You are Members of Christ in particular. When one member suffers us all suffer and when one member is honored we all get honored. You persevere well for you live forever in either...But life begins at being born again! Hell is a real place and don’t go there. If the Rapture comes to pass and you are living in relationship to God by faith through grace with faith obedient, you can be caught up in (“rapizo in org. Bible languages) to the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall you ever be with the Lord Jesus! You're not earning God's love but responding in appreciation. Comfort one another with words like these! Doesn't this sound like something you’d like? Alternatively, learn to like? Love maybe? Read I Thessalonians 4:13-17 and I Corinthians 15:1-7ff. Imagine thinking, “I’m good enough to enter Heaven because my good outweighs my bad and then finding my Standard is no good because I compromise even in attempting to be good and I can say He may honestly say then, “I never knew you, depart you to outer darkness.” In your realer moments you know it is true of us all. We need a Savior Who if we commit to would never leave us nor forsake us: JESUS! Follow Him where He is. Obey His Word. Develop sensitivity to sensitivity to His Voice. In context, "God be merciful to me a sinner," was heard said by a Tax-gatherer who was someone Jesus told as one who humbles himself before God he beating upon his breast in personal agony for his sins. The Pharisee was a total opposite lost in proud thought. Jesus told the interpretation of this about people who think 7 themselves righteous and show contempt for others. This parable shows humility before God by this publican who came home justified and exalted having humbled himself bowing low before God in petitions and worship God for Who God is in humility. In keeping with the line of scripture I’m towing my family in to all be One, I'm following unified LOVE I‘ve found from Him: that God is love and Jesus shows it personally by His Life, Death, Burial, and Resurrection and Subsequent Life. All must bow down low before God and accept this born again relationship for God says you won't see without it. His way of Rescue from the sinfulness and insidiousness of sin in this world is grounded in sins that we have committed by error of commission and omission. Just by being born from Adam, we are responsible and this is because we all were in Adam when he fell in His genes. This invitation to pursue God for all its worth (brave inside) is a testifying that Jesus Paid It All ->that the deliverance over sin Christ won to gain our salvation for us was complete and makes us whole for all; it follows...WE MUST BE BORN AGAIN AS INDIVIDUALS AND INTO A CORPORATE BODY! Born of God, in relationship to Him like hand in glove, father and son or daughter! No religion too! As a popular song lyric puts it *BUT IN GENUINE RELATIONSHIP TO GOD! * The Word of God says God created man in the image and likeness of God. It declares man suffers irreparably from the fall of Adam the first man. Genesis declares in the account record that their fall brought substantial crises to man and that this happened just as they disobeyed God's command to not eat the fruit of the tree God said no to eat as a direct command but disobeyed. Man thinks of loopholes first all the time but he was and is still made in God's image in vestiges latent and man thinks, “how do I fix this,” he then made fig leaves to cover his/her skin before Holy God but God made provision to restore man without help from man for that redemption of the likeness and image of God to be 8 returned. God made animal clothes. He slew a sacrifice and it was the first one. Even this expresses the thought more robustly that the Lamb of God was slain from before the Foundation of the world for God provided firstly AN EVERLASTING Covenant by sacrifice and we play a part in it. Even today in this very moment God would love to order your life anew and show you He has a Divine plan for you to live “in the dust of the Rabbi, “God-breathed (inspired: theopneustos in Greek) and for that likeness or image of God to be restored for you & for me. This is EMT aid by God or CPR God performs on you (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation of the heart and life through spirit in-breath.) And I can see in my mind's eye in the unknown for me on my plate to believe the likeness aspects of being in-breathed of Father God our Creator in us that He has vested. In His natural creation acts and in the Finished Work on Calvary it was this as well as that done both because of His love Agape for man. Without regard for who we are in our person alone and in His Own Personal Way Amazing Unconditional personal LOVE IS SHOWN US nonetheless, from His Throne and His long-hearted passion-shown long suffering persevering Sovereignty. It has worked sacredly to appoint justification to us in the cross and for me for a time in particular of being saved in the moment of today because grace is of saving aspect and for us all is my prayer. After being saved God wants to PROVE His people and to test their innocence! Only His saved children get disciplined by Him and that is literally His begotten love! His Kind of Love is Indescribable, Untamable, and we can be motive by it! Ask the Savior to save you and make you His!