Monday Morning! Day of continuation and new beginnings. I did not write at all Saturday and Sunday. The Lord told me to take the day off Saturday. I call it a realignment day.
I woke up at 5:00 a.m. Grace! I checked the E mails and then opened one of the social media sites. I found a fiery picture with some claim, saying, preachers who won’t preach on sin and Hell blah, blah, blah.
According to God through Jeremiah the Lord has placed (put) his law in peoples’ minds and written it on their hearts. So the assumption is they know what is right and wrong.
Judaizers were those who sought to force Gentile Christians to be circumcised and obey the whole law of Moses.
I coin a term here today, as I sometimes do, “Nastifiers.” Nastifiers do the job on Jesus and those trying to enter in through making Jesus a Nasty Judgmental one, who goal is excluding all but other Nastifiers.
Among the “Gloyfied Superstitions” of Jesus (my coined language) is the incorrect claim:
“Jesus preached more about Hell than Heaven.” (UNTRUE)
According to another thinker (try it out for yourself) on line who searched Logos (Bible Search database):
“Logos found the word “heaven” 4742 times in the gospels in 20 translations.
Logos found the word “hell” 286 times.”
Jesus per this thinker, preached on heaven a little more than 17 times more, than he preached on hell.
God’s prophesy of the New Covenant: Jeremiah 31: 34:
“No longer will they teach their neighbor,
or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’
because they will all know me,
from the least of them to the greatest,”
declares the Lord.
“For I will forgive their wickedness
and will remember their sins no more.” Hmmmm?
As a prophetic author, meaning one who examines the prophetic portions of scripture I don’t so much teach as sling mud at the myths that arise, as the Lord leads me in Grace through Faith in Jesus. The Father did not send Jesus to condemn the world, as John reveals.
John 3: 17:
“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned,but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”
Paul wrote the gospel he preached down in Colossians 1:
“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. 22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— 23 if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.” (NIV)
Not a lot about sins and hell here.
Remember Jesus said in John 3:
“You must be born again.” … “Born of the flesh you must be “Born of the Spirit.”
Jesus also said, at Matthew 11: 28-30:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (NIV)
Romans 3: 21-26:
“But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.” (NIV)
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. 6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”
No way around it, Jesus offers peace. He does not set out to make himself smell like dung and I find it hard to understand why there are people who try to make him smell like this.
Phil Keaggy wrote a song called “Time.” There is a line in that song I have loved for many years. “Don’t try to bear the load alone cause Jesus took the blame.”
Paul, Jesus’ designated messenger to Gentiles (Non Jewish People) writes to us at Romans 15: 8:
“For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed 9 and, moreover, that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written:
“Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles;
I will sing the praises of your name.” (NIV)
Mercy. That is what Jesus and the apostles preach.
Paul at Ephesians 2: 1:
“As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time,gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.” (NIV)
OK, we all deserve wrath. But God in his righteousness has made a way for us to draw near to him through his Son. If you want new life in his mercy ask.
Jesus said the one who asks will receive, those who seek will find and to those who knock the door will be opened.
So ask. Lord I want this new life in you by your mercy, I admit I am a sinner and believe you are the Son of God who died for my sins and rose from the dead. Please Lord give the gift of your Spirit and live in me today and for the rest of my life. Thank you Father for your Son and your mercy.
My recommended reading sequence is to begin with the Book of John, then Acts and right through the epistles (letters from the apostles). Or, if you prayed that prayer for your gift of $39.95 or more you will receive a copy of the CHWIS KWEEN SUVIVAL BIBUL. I’m just kidding.
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Never forget: Ephesians 2: 8-10:
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (NIV)
Lord we give you our thanks and praise in Jesus.
Chris Queen 1/28/2019. Please hit the Follow key above and to the right. Please leave me your valued comments below. Until the next time.
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