Humility, Imperfections and Acceptance


First and foremost, I thank God that He always given ways…. Ways for me to appreciate life, friendship and accept the fact that as human I am not perfect but in His eyes I am perfectly made.

Of course, when we commit mistakes, often there is a charges or penalty. Though sometimes here on Earth, there is unjustice person but it’s okay because time will come that every body will be judge. Nor you, nor me, were not exempted… And I am really thankful that God always uses instruments for me to know and appreciate everything, good or bad, big or small…

Be happy in every little things that we have, because God never look on our ability, He looks on how we follow Him, or better to say He looks if we obey Him.

Surrendering everything to the Lord is one of the biggest move we can make to make our imperfections perfect, we humbly give our sufferings and mistakes, everything, and accept what is due for us…

~Humble~
Psalms 25:9 He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

Psalms 55:19 God will give ear and humble them, he who is enthroned from of old, Selah because they do not change and do not fear God.

Deuteronomy 8:2-3 And you shall remember the whole way that the LORD your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.

~Imperfections~

1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Hebrews 4:15 – For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin.

Ephesians 2:8 – For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:

Titus 3:5 – Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Romans 2:1 – Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.

~Acceptance~

1 Corinthians 5:11 – But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

Romans 15:7 – Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

John 6:37 – All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

Galatians 5:1 – Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

~For a friend who is in Low Morale Esteem now, i know your strong, and i believe that you accepted the mistakes and charges on it, i will never judge you, in either way, i always remind you that things are not always IN CONTROL, this is not the end but the beginning of your life, go inside the world, even me, I am not perfect, but let it be… people may judge you, it’s alright, ignore them, they time will come, and they will also face the world not only the world but Him, our Creator… Until now, I am still in the process, and Thank you for some inputs that I fellowship with you, during the days that no one is there to believe on what i believe in, you believe in me, and I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness, as i always said God has plans fr you, just accept and obey Him… again Thank you and May the force of God be with you always, you know what to do because Nothing is Impossible with God… just go on and Move on and Let God dwells in you~

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Examine yourself…


I don’t know what to write today and I don’t want to use this as my way of expressing myself…. but i would rather use this piece to share some words that can help each of us reflect on our daily living. Sometimes we tend to judge other people by what we see or hear…. sometimes proof must be valid to let it genuinely charge…

Let’s examine our selves :

1. are we really 100% PURE no mistake at all times…
2. are we really 100% PURE deal only with what is RIGHT…
3. are we really 100% PURE legit at all times…
4. are you sure you accepted the fact and figures real…
5. are you sure that you are CLEAN?

If your answer to this questions is yes…. then think it twice….

As the bible says ” The Beatitudes

He said:
Matthew 5:3-10
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:21-48
21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder,[a] and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister[b][c] will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’[d] is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

23 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

25 “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. 26 Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny
27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’[e] 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.
31 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’[f] 32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
Oaths

33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.’ 34 But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. 36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. 37 All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.[g]
Eye for Eye

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’[h] 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[i] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

This is the teaching of Jesus Christ on Judgement

Matthew 7
Judging Others
7 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

6 “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
Ask, Seek, Knock

7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
The Narrow and Wide Gates

13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
True and False Prophets

15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
True and False Disciples

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
The Wise and Foolish Builders

24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.

we may be proud that some of our brothers and sisters is in the midst of a problem but never ever judge them according to your way because time will come that you too will be judge by our Father in Heaven, do not be happy on the problems of others instead go out and help them out, in that way they will know and understand the difference of right and wrong…

i choose this to share and reflect with you my brothers and sisters in Christ because sometimes we need to know this, again and again so our minds, body, our system our soul be refresh… be careful and everything that WE Do, there is judge after our life…

Let us pray…

Lord God, Thank you for your son Jesus Christ, and a guidance from Holy Spirit that you allow us to understand what is need to be… Thank you Lord that through your words our hearts, our mind pacify our current emotions, Thank you Lord for allowing us to determined that all things are possible through you, may you keep inside each heart that we work, we move, we speak according to your will and purpose… We pray this Lord in the name of your Son Jesus Christ… Amen…alma 9

Spirit Gives Birth to Spirit


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Nicodemus is like many of us.2.1 Nicodemus is like many of us. He thinks of himself as a person who is not too bad. He is a family man. He is a good citizen of his nation. He keeps the Law of God. He may do better than most people, for he is a Pharisee. The roots of his party reach back nearly two hundred years, to the Hasidim (Holy Ones). These devout Jews gave up their lives rather than worship the idols of Antiochus Epiphanes. Their great tradition of fighting sin continues in men like Nicodemus. Even the name Pharisee suggests separation from evil.

According to the preaching of John and Jesus, God is soon to open His promised kingdom. Surely godly Pharisees will be among the first to enter. They have looked forward to the kingdom. They should be thanked for keeping Jews pure and ready for the kingdom.

But Jesus is very firm with Nicodemus: one enters the kingdom only when his spirit is re-born. Nicodemus, as he is, is not good enough. Yet he is one of Israel’s best. Why does Jesus insist on re-birth, as if he must become a new person?

2.2 – An Urgent Lesson
2.3 – The Meaning of Sin
2.4 – Dead in Sin
2.5 – The Pain of Darkness
2.6 – Hope

2.2 AN URGENT LESSON

The verse before the Nicodemus story says that Jesus knew what was in a man (John 2:25).

Dear friend, we must learn from Jesus about our human ‘goodness.’ We hear many people say, “God accepts me because I obey the rules. I help others. I’m not perfect; but I’m not so bad either.” Jesus draws an opposite picture for Nicodemus:

“Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil” (John 3:19).

To another Jewish ruler Jesus says, “No one is good — except God alone” (Mark 10:18). This ruler thinks he keeps every commandment. Jesus proves that he breaks the first command, for he has an idol. He loves money more than God and the poor. Hearing this, “the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because ht had great wealth.He went away sad, because he had great wealth” (Mark 10:22).

Dear friend, do you have idols that push God aside? Some idols are of stone and wood. Others are of sexual immorality and worldly pleasures, selfishness, pride, success, and greed (Colossians 3:5). Do you ever walk away from God? Do you ever feel the sadness of sin? None of us can say, “Not guilty.”

Jesus describes the Spirit’s work: “He will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin” (John 16:8). The Spirit charges us all:

“…Jews and Gentiles alike are all under sin. As it is written: ‘There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one'” (Romans 3:9-12).

2.3 THE MEANING OF SIN

As a father loves his children and guides them, so God loves us. He knows what is best for us, and gives us wise directions. Both spirit and flesh do well when we follow God’s will.

You see in your own life that all is not well.However, you see in your own life that all is not well. The human spirit hurts. The human body suffers. Sooner or later we all feel like Job. “My spirit is broken, my days are cut short” (Job 17:1). Satan has brought sin and suffering into our world.

Sin is, first of all, directed against God. Whether planned or not, it challenges His rule. “Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness” (1 John 3:4). Sin rejects God as King. Sin insults God by denying His vast knowledge and wisdom. Sin dishonors God by turning elsewhere to meet needs. As God says in Jeremiah 2:13,

“My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken Me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns [water storage pits], broken cisterns that cannot hold water.”

Sin turns against us, ruining our lives and families. Conflict and crime spread. “Sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). Newspapers are full of reports about sin’s harm. Yet news tells only part of the story. Reporters cannot see inside the human spirit. There, evil eats away secretly at our minds, darkening our hearts with guilt and shame.

“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9).

“The hearts of men, moreover, are full of evil and there is madness in their hearts while they live” (Ecclesiastes 9:3).

Jesus is “the Light.” He exposes those who claim to be good children of Abraham and of God. He charges,

“You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire” (John 8:44).

“He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning” (I John 3:8).

We learn sin from Satan. By joining his rebellion we become “children of the devil” (I John 3:10). All who sin are in the wrong family — which belong to that ancient serpent (Revelation 20:2).

Jesus is right. We need to be born into a better family!

2.4 DEAD IN SIN

Ephesians 2:1-2 describes those who follow their own thoughts and desires. They actually follow “the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.” To disobey God is to enter Satan’s kingdom.

There you are “dead in your transgressions and sins” (Ephesians 2:1).
You are one of the “objects of wrath” — literally, children of anger (Ephesians 2:3).
You are “separate from Christ…without hope and without God in the world” (Ephesians 2:12).

As sinners we are in the kingdom that stirs up God’s anger. We cannot move ourselves up to the better kingdom. For our spirits are “dead” in sin, and “separated” from divine help. How urgently we need God’s Spirit to give life to our dead spirits! Yes, we need a second birth. Thank God for the promise that “the Spirit gives birth to spirit!” (John 3:6).

Satan helps us cover up with lies.Many of us never realize how sinful and dead we are. Satan helps us to cover up with lies.

“When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44).

Nicodemus at first sees no need for a new birth. Other Pharisees are proud to “sit in Moses’ seat.” They fail to see that they are “hypocrites” fighting God’s kingdom (Matthew 23). They think themselves closest to God, yet rush first to kill His Son (John 7; 8).

Are we also trapped in lies?

We are “not so bad.” Yet how often we fail in our duties and choices. “Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins” (James 4:17).
We are “better than others.” Yet what happens when we are alone, where others cannot see? “‘Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?’ declares the LORD” (Jeremiah 23:24).
We only do “small sins.” Yet how do we react when exposed or asked to change?

The question is not the ‘size’ of the sin, but its mastery over us. Jesus shows us reality:

“I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin” (John 8:34).

Any sin gives Satan all the hold he wants. Satan can make anything seem ‘small’ and ‘justified,’ even as he helps it to grow worse.

“The world…hates Me because I testify that what it does is evil” (John 7:7).

This explains how Bible ‘believers’ come to lead in murdering the Son of God. Jesus warns Nicodemus:

“Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed” (John 3:20).

2.5 THE PAIN OF DARKNESS

Do we hate the Light that shows up our faults and failures?Do we hate the Light that shows up our faults and failures? We like to keep our pride. We fear loss of respect, position and control. What will others think or say? Being honest can be painful!

God demands that we go through the pain of being honest. First, God’s own truthfulness rejects all lies. Second, God loves us deeply. He knows that darkness holds for us far, far greater pain. For all who join the rebels must receive their sentence for treason. Look at Satan’s end:

“The devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever” (Revelation 20:10).

Now look at the sinner’s end:

“He, too, will drink of the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength… He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast…” (Revelation 14:10-11).

“But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice the magic arts, the idolaters and all liars — their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death” (Revelation 21:8).

All humans face the first death – fleshly death. All in Satan’s kingdom then face the “second death” – eternal death. Spiritual beings cannot be buried in soil. If their burial is in fire, it must be “the eternal fire.” Injury by fire is the most painful thing we know. Thus God often pictures the rebel’s punishment as fire. You do not want to hear this sentence from Jesus:

“Depart from me you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41).

2.6 HOPE

Jesus never softens the truth, nor should we. Yet He who warns most about “hell” also offers hope. Notice that “the eternal fire” is meant for rebellious angels, not humans. Jesus tells Nicodemus of God’s care for us, and His plan for us:

God sent His Son to save the world through Him.”For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him” (John 3:16-17).

Final judgment is coming (John 5; Matthew 13; 25). But for now the door is open to sinners.

“Now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).

Look into heaven and hell. See those born once who die twice in their sins. See those born twice who never die. (Their departure is too wonderful to be called death, John 8:51; 11:25-26.) When you see all this, you realize how much your spirit needs new birth from God’s Spirit. “But,” you may say, “I’ve never seen these spiritual things.” Dear friend, you can see – by faith! For Jesus shares with you His own direct knowledge. He assures Nicodemus, and us, “I tell you the truth, We speak of what We know, and We testify to what We have seen” (John 3:11). He knows heaven’s happiness. He sees all hell’s horror. He knows what is in your spirit.

No wonder He is so strong in His demand: You must be born again!
God wants us to escape the spiritual death caused by our sins.
Nicodemus believed that his goodness was enough, but he still needed re-birth in the Spirit. Our spirits, too, must be re-born, because of sin in our lives. Every one of us fails. We all violate God’s will and character. God, however, wants us to escape the spiritual death caused by our sins. By sending His Son Jesus, God opens the door for our sins to be forgiven so that we can enjoy eternal life with Him.

Memory Verses
1) Ephesians 2:1-2 – “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 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.”
2) John 3:20 – “Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.”

3) Matthew 25:41 – “Depart from me you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.”

Let us see who we really are, and let us be ready for You to rescue us.
Great Judge, we know all too well about our own weaknesses and failings. We need to be freed from our sins. We try sometimes to do the right things, but we feel helpless. We need Your help. Great Savior, let us see who we really are, and let us be ready for You to rescue us. Thank You for reaching out to help us!

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Sins, why are you here?


September 15, 2013ImageSIN.

What is sin? Sin is a mistake or fault unacceptable on Earth as well as in Heaven. And people have sin because it is the desire of our hearts….

I use ‘OUR’ because i am also human, and i make mistake and i am not exempted…

The disobedience of one man resulted for the sufferings of many people but the sufferings of one man result to the life of many people.

Romans 5:15-19

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15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! 16 Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. 17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

18 Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people. 19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.

 

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In early days of my life I always hear the story of Adan ad Eve, the serpent and the fruit. That they are the reason why people of the Earth are sinners. Yes, this is true because they did not obey God’s instruction not to eat that Fruit, but because the serpent tease Eve, she encourage Adan to eat the fruit as well (Read the book of Genesis 3 ). But on the new testament, Because of God’s love to His creations which is the Man, He has sent His Begotten Son to save us from our sins… (John 3:16) that’s why He said “I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.. John 14:6”

if we will relate the SIN’S topic, before we were born we are a sinner, punishment has been given and punishment has been serve up to now, remember the snake, He will bite by the Woman’s siblings right? and The Man will need to plant before he eats because man needs to cultivate the soil first for them to put the seeds…(Genesis 3)

But come to think of it, where does our Sins came from? Is it from the serpent? from Satan? or from ourselves?

Many will answer this from Satan, from serpent or from ourselves…

And according to our lesson’s earlier the sin came from the desire of our Heart.

It’s inside our heart. The sin is from heaven because Lucifer is an angel from heaven drop off to the land, but Sin is not created by God, but the sin is the negative burning desire of our hearts. We let the pain, negative thought stay in our hearts that results to the negative impact in our life that lead us to commit a mistake or a sins…. God given us a brain, heart and free will to know and elaborate the right and wrong, we are the highest form of His creations who can manipulate all the things He made according to His will and purpose but if we did not obey the rules then we do not follow Him.

I think Acceptance, Humility, Character is way to Good Relationship with Christ…accepting that as human we made mistake and work out to correct the mistakes of our own, be humble in everything we do, keep the faith and keep a good character…

 

Thank you Lord for the Word.

~P.S I am beginner, if any one can add about this topic i am free to accept whatever contributions you may include~

Thank you

Knowing Jesus as the Lord


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.1 “On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.The women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.
They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen!'” (Luke 24:1-6).

These women were followers of Jesus. They took spices to the tomb in order to give Jesus’ body a better burial.

The two who appeared as shining men were angels (John 20:12). They were heaven’s messengers to tell the news that would forever change the world: Jesus is the Living One. He broke the power of death. As Peter later declared, “God raised Him from the dead, freeing Him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on Him” (Acts 2:24).

7.2 – Promised and Fulfilled
7.3 – Unwilling to Believe
7.4 – Many Convincing Proofs
7.5 – My Lord
7.6 – My God
7.7 – Knowing Jesus

7.2 PROMISED AND FULFILLED

The two angels then reminded the women of Jesus’ own words. While He was still with them Jesus had said,

“The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again” (Luke 24:7).

Jesus often foretold His suffering and His resurrection on the third day (Matthew 12:40; 16:21; Luke 9:22). This was so well-known that His enemies worried. They made Pilate’s soldiers guard the tomb (Matthew 27:62-66). But these soldiers were useless to stop God’s power (Matthew 28:1-4).

One of the women who saw the empty tomb was Mary Magdalene. She hurried back to the other disciples. When Peter and John heard her news they ran to the tomb. They saw that the body itself was gone, though the burial clothes were still there (John 20:2-9).

Through her grief and tears, she did not recognize Him.After Peter and John left, Mary Magdalene arrived back at the tomb. While she was weeping there she saw a Man. Through her grief and tears, she did not recognize Him. Thinking He was the gardener, she asked where the body of Jesus had been taken. The Man said one word to her – “Mary.” She knew that voice. That voice had freed her from demons (Luke 8:2). That voice had taught her about God. She turned towards Jesus and cried out, “Rabboni!” which means “Teacher!” (John 20:11-16).

7.3 UNWILLING TO BELIEVE

Jesus sent Mary to tell the other disciples, for they were still “mourning and weeping” over His death (Mark 16: 10). “When they heard that Jesus was alive and that Mary Magdalene had seen Him, they did not believe it” (Mark 16:11). Soon all the women came telling them that they had seen the angels and Jesus Himself (Matthew 28:9). “But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense” (Luke 24:11).

Simon Peter also struggled with doubt. While Jesus was on trial, Peter had three times denied knowing Jesus. Yet, when Jesus began to show Himself to the apostles, He chose to meet Peter first (Luke 24:34; 1 Corinthians 15:5). Jesus then visited two sorrowing disciples near Emmaus (Mark 16: 12-13; Luke 24:13-35). These two hurried seven miles back to Jerusalem and told the others. Again the others refused to accept such amazing news. But their unbelief could not last long…

“While they were still talking about this, Jesus Himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, ‘Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at My hands and My feet. It is I Myself! Touch Me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.’ When He had said this, He showed them His hands and feet. hey gave Him a piece of broiled fish, and He took it and ate it in their presence.And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, He asked them, ‘Do you have anything here to eat?’ They gave Him a piece of broiled fish, and He took it and ate it in their presence” (Luke 24:36-43).

At this meeting the apostle Thomas was not present.

“So the other disciples told Thomas, ‘We have seen the Lord!’ But he said to them, ‘Unless I see the nail marks in His hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe it'” (John 20:25).

7.4 MANY CONVINCING PROOFS

“A week later His disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!’ Then He said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; see My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side. Stop doubting and believe.’ Thomas said to Him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Then Jesus told him, ‘Because you have seen Me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed'” (John 20:26-29).

A few, like Lazarus, had been miraculously brought back from death. Yet they had not raised themselves; and their return to earthly life was only for a while. They would later die like ordinary men. Jesus did what no man had done before (and what no man has done since). By the power of God He lifted Himself from death. He rose, never to die again (John 2:19; Romans 6:9).

Disciples like Thomas doubted that such power was possible in a man. Their doubts and questions only added more strength to the evidence. For these men demanded real proof. Many of them had seen Jesus’ horrible death with their own eyes. They knew, beyond any doubt, that He was dead (John 19:33-35; Mark 15:44-45). Sorrow had taken away their hope (Luke 24:17-21). Only by the clearest proofs did Jesus satisfy them that His dead body had truly returned to life. He even showed Himself to over 500 people at one time (1 Corinthians 15:6). In Galilee Jesus showed Himself often to the apostles.

After His suffering, He showed Himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that He was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God (Acts 1:3). He said to them, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

The disciples’ complete change of heart, and their courage as witnesses, show how fully they were convinced. Jesus gave them full and firm evidence, so that all could believe through their reports. At the end of the forty days, Jesus went back to be with God. This was done in a way that removed any doubt about where He was going.

“Jesus was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid Him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as He was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. ‘Men of Galilee,’ they said, ‘why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven'” (Acts 1:9-11).

No one knows when Jesus will return (Matthew 24:36). When He comes back, He will raise all the dead and judge all people (John 5:22,26-29). He will take His own people to live with God (John 14:1-3; Hebrews 9:28). His resurrection is the assurance that these promises are true (Acts 17:31; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26).

7.5 MY LORD

Thomas, when he saw the risen Christ, became sure that Jesus was his Lord – his Owner and Ruler. Just ten days after Jesus was taken up to heaven, Peter spoke to Jews gathered in Jerusalem for their Feast of Pentecost. He showed them the proof of Jesus’ resurrection, and then he said,

“Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ” (Acts 2:36).

According to the prophets the Christ had to rule on David’s throne at God’s right hand.The promises made by God through the Old Testament prophets had come true. According to the prophets the Christ had to rule on David’s throne at God’s right hand (Psalm 89; 110; 132; Luke 1:31-33). Peter showed that these prophecies were fulfilled by Jesus rising to reign at God’s side in heaven (Acts 2:30-33).

“God raised Christ from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under His feet and appointed Him to be head over everything for the church” (Ephesians 1:20-22).

ERV: “God used (great strength) to raise Christ from death. God put Christ at His right side in the heavenly places. God made Christ more important than all rulers, authorities, powers, and kings. Christ is more important than anything that has power in this world or in the next world. God put everything under Christ’s power. And God gave Him to be the head over everything for the church.”

This was just what the prophet Daniel had foreseen. One as a “Son of Man” went to God “with the clouds of heaven.” There He was formally given kingly authority over all people, a kingdom that would never be destroyed (Daniel 7:13-14). Jesus Himself said,

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me” (Matthew 28:18).

“I overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne” (Revelation 3:21).

God’s throne is the highest throne. It is the throne from which Jesus now rules as Lord and King over all.

7.6 MY GOD

Thomas, when he first saw the risen Christ, had called Him, “My Lord and my God!” In that moment Thomas realized that Jesus, though Man, was far more than any man or angel. Yet who is higher than the highest man or angel? God alone. There is only one God. Jesus, therefore, had to be that same God in human form. The apostle John agreed with this. Guided by the Spirit (John 16:13), he wrote,

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made” (John 1:1-3).

“The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us…” (John 1:14).

Jesus had often shown that He was one with God the Father (John 8:58; 10:30, 38; 12:45; 14:7-9). He received “worship,” which belongs to God alone (Matthew 2:11; 4:10; 14:33; 28:9,17). He taught that all should “honor the Son just as they honor the Father” (John 5:23). Jews tried to kill Jesus because of His “claim to be God” (John 10:33), and for “making Himself equal with God” (John 5:18). They should not have been so surprised at Jesus’ claims. Scripture had foretold that God Himself would come. The last prophet of the Old Testament had faithfully recorded Yahweh’s promise, “I will send My messenger, who will prepare the way before Me” (Malachi 3:1). Isaiah had foreseen “God” being “born” to rule.

“For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace… He will reign on David’s throne…from that time on and forever” (Isaiah 9:6-7).

This is the same Isaiah who assured us that there is only one God.

“Before Me no god was formed, nor will there be one after Me. I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from Me there is no savior” (Isaiah 43:10-11).

“This is what the LORD says…’I am the first and I am the last; apart from Me there is no God'” (Isaiah 44:6).

This is the same Isaiah who foretold that Immanuel would be born of a virgin.This is the same Isaiah (7:14) who foretold that “Immanuel” (meaning “God with us”) would be born of a virgin. According to the New Testament this prophecy was fulfilled through Mary, the mother of Jesus (Matthew 1:22-23). Before Mary was married God’s angel said to her,

“You will be with child and give birth to a Son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David… His kingdom will never end” (Luke 1:31-33).

Mary wondered how she could have a child. She had never had sexual relations with a man. The angel explained,

“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the Holy One to be born will be called the Son of God” (Luke 1:35).

Jesus’ mother was a virgin. Therefore His fleshly life did not start through a sexual act of any kind. Jesus began His human life in Mary’s body only by a miracle of God’s pure power. Jesus’ divine life – His life as God – did not begin in Mary’s body. God is eternal, and has no beginning and no end (Hebrews 1:8). To the Almighty nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37); therefore God could certainly send a part of Himself, God the Son, to become flesh through Mary.

We may wonder how God can be One, and yet show Himself as two persons, “Father” and “Son.” This is not a new mystery. From the beginning of the Old Testament God showed Himself as two: LORD (Yahweh) and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1-3). God revealed that He would be born as Son.In that same Old Testament, God revealed that He would be born as “Son” (Isaiah 9:6-7). In all of this God assured us that He is One. God surely knows how best to reveal Himself to us. Therefore we accept Scripture’s teaching that God is One, and yet is Father, Holy Spirit and Son. What do we mean when we confess that Jesus is “the Son of God”? We are saying that He is fully human (as to His birth on earth), and fully divine (as to His oneness with God.)

God wanted people to know and honor Him fully. Yet their weak hearts failed to understand the far greater heart of God. How could God picture Himself to His people? Earthly images were so far beneath His glory that they were useless and forbidden. God told the truth when He said, “I am the LORD; that is My name! I will not give My glory to another” (Isaiah 42:8).

The only One who could mirror or represent God properly was God Himself.The only One who could mirror or represent God properly was God Himself (for none else could begin to compare with God)! Therefore God took on the form of a Man (Philippians 2). Watching Christ, we can see how God really thinks, feels, and works. We can escape false ideas and false gods. We can worship and love the true God, knowing Him for who He truly is.

“The Word was God… The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only… No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made Him known” (John 1:1,14,18).

“Jesus answered… ‘Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father'” (John 14:9).

“He is the image of the invisible God” (Colossians 1:15).

“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being” (Hebrew 1:3).

ERV for Hebrews 1:3: “The Son shows the glory of God. He is the perfect copy of God’s nature.”

Jesus, being divine, fully reveals what God is like. Being human, Jesus also reveals to us what man ought to be like. The world’s best people have faults, and so can never be complete examples for us. But in Jesus we see the perfect example. He shows us how godly people should think and live.

“Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His steps” (1 Peter 2:21).

7.7 KNOWING JESUS

No one comes to the Father except through Me.Since Jesus is the way God speaks to us (Hebrews 1:2), we cannot know God unless we know Jesus.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).

“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life” (1 John 5:11-12).

Jesus stated this same truth as He prayed to the Father,

“Now this is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent” (John 17:3).

The apostle Paul (another witness of the risen Christ) said that “knowing Christ” sums up all of life’s purpose.

“I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things” (Philippians 3:8).

Because Jesus has been raised, we know that we too will be raised from death (Philippians 3:11,21). Yet we do not have to wait until then to know Jesus. He continues to live now, ruling at the Father’s side, and meeting our needs. So we can come to know Him now. He promises His followers,

“Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).

We know Him by believing and confessing the Good News that the Son of God has come, and has defeated sin and death (Romans 1,3,10).We know Him by turning away from sin, and being We know Him by turning away from sin, and being “baptized into Christ,” sharing in His death, burial and resurrection (Romans 6:3-5; Acts 2:38; 22:16). We continue to know Him by walking with Him in His light (John 8:12,31; 1 John 1:7-9; 2:5-6).

Coming to Christ is a matter of obedient faith (Romans 1:5; 16:26; Hebrews 3:14; 5:9). Therefore it is of the highest importance to know how faith obeys. The Bible says much about saving faith that is clear and yet surprising! We look forward to sharing that vital Bible study together. Please return your answers to this course, so that we may begin the next course as soon as possible.

Let’s Sum It UpJesus did what no other religious teacher has ever dared to do. He rested the truth of all He taught, and all He claimed to be, on fulfilling an amazing promise — that three days after His death He would return alive from the grave.

His disciples did not understand how this was possible. They did not expect it to happen. Jesus removed every doubt by proving in every way, to all their senses, that His destroyed body had come back to life.

He was “…declared with power to be the Son of God by His resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 1:4).

His resurrection proves that”He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him” (Hebrews 7:25).

Our next course will show how we “come to God through Him.” Don’t miss this coming course. It could well be the blessing for which you have so long searched.

Memory Verses
1) Luke 24:7 – “The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.”

2) Acts 2:36 – “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

3) Matthew 28:18 – “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.”

4) Isaiah 44:6 – “This is what the LORD says… ‘I am the first and I am the last; apart from Me there is no God.'”

5) 1 Peter 2:21 – “Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His steps.”

6) John 14:6 – Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

7) 1 John 5:11-12 – “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

8) Matthew 28:20 – “Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Our Prayer
LORD: Father, Son and Holy Spirit! You have not left us in any doubt. Your greatness, Your power, Your wisdom – and also Your tender love for us – have been shown in Jesus.

To Your honor we confess Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God! Please enable us to learn, without delay, Your will for coming to You through union with Christ…

Knowing Jesus as the Life


This is my lesson in the World Bible School online…just wanted to share it with you…..

Knowing Jesus as the Life

All who ever came before Jesus were thieves and robbers…6.1 “All who ever came before Me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through Me will be saved… The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full… I am the Good Shepherd; I know My sheep and My sheep know Me” (John 10:8-10, 14).

These bold words, spoken by Jesus, were like words found in Ezekiel (34:23; 37:24). Ezekiel had spoken during dark days of slavery in Babylon. Many leaders then (as now) thought only of their own gain. They used and hurt people under them. At that time God made a prophecy through Ezekiel. God promised to send His “one Shepherd” who would truly care for His people. 600 years later Jesus came claiming to be the one Shepherd. All others who claimed to be the one Shepherd were false, He said. Jesus would gather together all God’s scattered people. He promised, “There shall be one flock and one Shepherd” (John 10:16; Luke 11:52).

6.2 EACH PERSON IS SPECIAL TO GOD

The life of Jesus was all about caring for people and bringing them back to God. He especially spent time helping those who knew they were trapped by sin and shame. The Pharisees complained, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them” (Luke 15:2).

Jesus showed how He is like a shepherd.In reply Jesus showed how He is like a shepherd. He does not want one sheep (one person) to be left in danger. Even if only one sheep is lost, He keeps searching for that one until He finds it (Luke 15:1-7). What about people who have willfully left God? Jesus told a parable showing that God is like a father. The father watches for his child who has gone away into a life of sin. When the child comes home, the father joyfully welcomes him with open arms (Luke 15:11-24).

Shortly after saying this Jesus visited a chief tax-collector, Zacchaeus. Many people hated Zacchaeus. Forgetting that they themselves were also sinful people, they grumbled, “Jesus has gone to be the guest of a ‘sinner'” (Luke 19:7). Jesus showed Zacchaeus how to change his heart and life. He said,

“Today salvation has come to this house… For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost” (Luke 19:9-10).

6.3 – Power to Forgive
6.4 – “I Am the Resurrection and the Life”
6.5 – “I Lay Down My Life”
6.6 – The Lord’s Supper
6.7 – Jesus on Trial
6.8 – Jesus Crucified

6.3 POWER TO FORGIVE

Jesus often stated the purpose of His mission. He told the people of Nazareth that He was fulfilling what Isaiah (61:1) had prophesied about Him:

The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, be cause He has anointed Me to preach Good News to the poor.”The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, be cause He has anointed Me to preach Good News to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed” (Luke 4:18).

By saying that He was “anointed,” Jesus claimed to be the Christ. (Christ means “Anointed One.”) Israel’s ancient kings were anointed when oil was poured on them. Jesus received a far richer anointing — God’s own Spirit came down upon Him at His baptism (Matthew 3:16; Acts 10:38). From that time Jesus began speaking out publicly about freedom from sin and suffering. While Jesus was visiting a Pharisee, a sinful woman came into the room. The Pharisee was upset. But Jesus made her feel welcome. He then said to her,

Your sins are forgiven…Your faith has saved you; go in peace”Your sins are forgiven . . . Your faith has saved you; go in peace” (Luke 7:48, 50).

The people there asked, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” All sin is against God. Therefore the only One who can finally clear people of their sins is God. How could Jesus claim a right belonging to God?

If God had given Jesus special power, how could people be sure of that fact? The answer is given in Luke 5. Jesus was teaching in a crowded house. A crippled man was lying outside. To get past the crowd, his friends carried him up to the roof. Through a hole in the roof they lowered the cripple to the floor in front of Jesus. Seeing their faith, Jesus said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven” (Luke 5:20).

“The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, ‘Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?’ Jesus knew what they were thinking and asked, ‘Why are you thinking these things in your hearts? Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins . . .’ He said to the paralyzed man, ‘I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.’ Immediately he stood up in front of them, took what he had been lying on and went home praising God” (Luke 5:21-25).

ERV for Luke 5:21: “The Jewish teachers of the law and the Pharisees thought to themselves, ‘Who is this man? He is saying things that are against God! Only God can forgive sins!'”

This healing miracle clearly proved that Jesus had special authority from God. Jesus could do impossible things that are seen. Therefore people should believe that Jesus also had authority to do impossible things that are unseen. If God gave Jesus power to heal the visible body instantly, then God could also give Jesus power to heal the invisible spirit instantly!

6.4 “I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE”

Listen to Jesus’ amazing claims:

“For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom He is pleased to give it” (John 5:21).

“For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself” (John 5:26).

He who believes in Me [Jesus] will live.”I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25).

Jesus asked this last question (John 11:25) of a friend named Mary. Her brother Lazarus had died four days before, while Jesus was away. Knowing Jesus’ power, she could not understand why her brother had been allowed to die. This sorrow moved the spirit of Jesus deeply. “Jesus wept” (John 11:35). Then Jesus came to the cave where Lazarus was buried. He ordered people to remove the grave’s stone cover. They obeyed, though they knew that the smell would be bad.

“Jesus called in a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come out!’ The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, ‘Take off the grave clothes and let him go'” (John 11:43-44).

Jesus had also raised others from death (Luke 7:11-17; 8:41-46). Many had been present and had spread the news. Now many more became followers because of the raising of Lazarus. The Jewish leaders feared they were losing their power over the people. They plotted to kill both Jesus and the evidence of His power, the living Lazarus (John 11:47-52; 12:10). If they had thought more clearly, they would have realized that if Jesus raised Lazarus once, He could raise him again. If Jesus could raise the dead, then He could keep Himself safe from any enemy!

6.5 “I LAY DOWN MY LIFE”

For thirty pieces of silver Judas, an apostle, led soldiers to Gethsemane.Yet Jesus was soon taken and killed by the Jewish and Roman leaders. For thirty pieces of silver Judas, an apostle, led soldiers to Gethsemane, the garden Jesus often visited. They arrested Jesus and took Him away to be tried and executed (Matthew 26, 27). How could this happen? The passage about the Good Shepherd gives the answer. Jesus said,

“I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep (John 10:11). The reason My Father loves Me is that I lay down My life — only to take it up again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of My own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from My Father” (John 10:17-18).

Jesus had often foretold that He would be killed by the Jewish and Roman rulers (John 2:19; Matthew 16:21; 17:9, 23; 20:18-19). He assured His followers that His death would not be a failure. It would serve the greatest purpose of all. Listen to the things He said before His death:

“I am the Living Bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world” (John 6:51).

“The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28).

6.6 THE LORD’S SUPPER

Christ’s life would be given as the “ransom,” the price to bring people back to God. Just before He was arrested Jesus ate the “Passover” with His apostles. This was the special meal Jews ate once a year. They ate it to remember how God used lamb’s blood to save them from slavery and death in Egypt.

This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Take and eat; this is My body.’ Then He took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you. This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins'” (Matthew 26:26-28).

The Old Covenant (Old Agreement) had started with blood from animal sacrifices. The New Covenant between God and all who would come to Him would begin with the far better blood of God’s Son (Hebrews 9). As the prophet Jeremiah had foretold, this would be the better covenant in which all would know God. They could know Him because He would “forgive their wickedness and… remember their sins no more” (Hebrews 8:12). That forgiveness was possible because Jesus took the full punishment that we should have suffered.

“He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities;the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all (Isaiah 53:5-6)…He poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors” (Isaiah 53:12).

ERV for Isaiah 53:5-6,12: “But He was given pain to suffer for the wrong things we did. He was crushed for our guilt. A debt we owed — our punishment — was given to Him. We were healed because of His pain. But all of us wandered away like sheep. Each of us went our own way. The Lord put all our guilt on Him…because He gave His life for the people, and He died. People said He was a criminal. But He carried away the sins of many, many people. And now He speaks for people that have sinned.”

“He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed” (1 Peter 2:24).

Jesus knew how much He would suffer in His death for men’s sins. After the meal, He went to the Garden of Gethsemane. In great sorrow He prayed,

“Father, if You are willing, take this cup (of suffering) from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done… And being in anguish, He prayed more earnestly, and His sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground” (Luke 22:42, 44).

6.7 JESUS ON TRIAL

As soon as Jesus had finished praying, the soldiers came to arrest Him.As soon as Jesus had finished praying, the soldiers came to arrest Him. For many hours Jesus was put on trial (Matthew 26,27). He was tried first by the Jewish high priest, Caiaphas. Then He was handed over to the Roman governor, Pilate. Pilate did not like the case. He tried to pass it on to the visiting king of Galilee, Herod. That cruel king made the most of this chance to hurt and mock Jesus (Luke 23). Then he returned Jesus to Pilate. After more trial Pilate said to the Jews,

“You brought me this Man as One who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined Him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against Him” (Luke 23:14).

ERV: “You brought this Man to me. You said that He was making trouble among the people. But I judged Him before you all. I found no wrong that He had done. Jesus is not guilty of the things you say.”

Pilate offered a choice to the Jews. He would release one prisoner. It could either be Jesus or a well-known murderer and rebel named Barabbas (Mark 15:7). Urged by their leaders, the crowd demanded that Barabbas be freed. “What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called Christ?” Pilate asked. They all answered, “Crucify Him!” (Matthew 27:22).

A riot nearly began when Pilate still refused. The leaders threatened to accuse Pilate of helping an enemy king (Jesus) against the Roman king, Caesar (John 19:12). So Pilate finally sentenced Jesus to die on a cross. But first Pilate washed his hands before them all, showing how he disliked killing a good man (Matthew 27:24). When the soldiers took Jesus they brutally whipped and beat Him.

They dressed Him in a royal robe, pushed a crown of thorns onto His head…They dressed Him in a royal robe, pushed a crown of thorns onto His head, spat on Him, and made fun of such a ‘king’ (Matthew 27:27-30). Then they made Jesus carry His cross toward the killing place outside Jerusalem. Along the way they found another man, Simon from the African town of Cyrene. They forced him to carry the cross the rest of the way (Mark 15:21).

6.8 JESUS CRUCIFIED

“At about nine in the morning they came to the hill called in Latin ‘Calvary’ and in Hebrew ‘Golgotha’ (‘The Place of the Skull’)” (Mark 15:22).

There they crucified Him, along with the criminals – one on His right, the other on His left.”There they crucified Him, along with the criminals – one on His right, the other on His left. Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.’ And they divided up His clothes by casting lots. The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at Him. They said, ‘He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.’ The soldiers…said, ‘If You are the king of the Jews, save Yourself.’ There was a written notice above Him, which read: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS” (Luke 23:33-38).

One dying thief realized how foolish it was to insult Jesus. The thief said,

“‘We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this Man has done nothing wrong… Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.’ Jesus answered him, ‘I tell you the truth, today you will be with Me in paradise'” (Luke 23:41-43).

(“Paradise” is the place where the good go in death.) By now it was noon. Suddenly deep darkness covered everything, and lasted three hours (Luke 23:44). In His agony Jesus cried out, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Mark 15:34). At the end Jesus said, “It is finished” (John 19:30), and “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit!” With that He stopped breathing (Luke 23:46). Jewish leaders wanted the soldiers to finish off the killing sooner, so they were breaking the legs of those on the crosses.

When they came to Jesus they did not break His legs, for they could see that He was already dead. Yet, just to make sure, a soldier drove his spear into Jesus’ side. Blood and water gushed out of the corpse (John 19:31-34). All who were present were witnesses to the fact that Jesus was dead.

The body of Jesus was taken down from the cross. Pilate allowed two wealthy Jewish leaders, Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea, to take the body. Jesus was placed into the grave owned by Joseph (Matthew 27:60). So was fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah (53:9) that His grave would be “with the rich.”

“Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs. At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid. Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there” (John 19:40-42).

Let’s Sum It UpThe saddest chapter in human history was the murder of the one true Shepherd.

Enemies accused, mocked, and beat Him throughout a series of unjust trials. He died in great pain, nailed to a cross.

To the end He showed love, even to His enemies. He was buried in a borrowed tomb.

All of this was by “God’s set purpose and foreknowledge” (Acts 2:23; ERV: “God knew this would happen. This was God’s plan. God made His plan long ago”).

In God’s plan this was the real Passover, the sacrifice of God’s own Lamb. Jesus was taking the punishment for your sins and my sins. Through this death God removed the guilt and penalty of sin from us all, and placed it on Christ. Through the cross God now gives us complete forgiveness and “life to the full.”

Memory Verses
1) Luke 4:18 – “The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to preach Good News to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed.”

2) Luke 7:48,50 – “Your sins are forgiven… Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

3) John 5:21,26 – “For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom He is pleased to give it… For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself.”

4) John 11:25 – “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?”

5) John 10:11 – “I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

6) Matthew 20:28 – “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”

7) Matthew 26:26-28 – “While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Take and eat; this is My body.’ Then He took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you. This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.'”

8) 1 Peter 2:24 – “He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed.”

Our Prayer
O Savior, what words can there be to tell of Your grace and kindness? Who can describe Your love in giving Your own Son as “the Lamb” to give us life?

Such sacrifice is past our understanding!

In all Your ways, You are far above us.

We give all of our heart to You in thanks for such love…

Thank you


Thank you for every day inspiration…

Thank you for a great day…

Thank you for the instruments you use…

Now I am excited to know you more —

And dig up for better understanding—-

I know i cannot  understand and stand alone with out your guidance,

The words is not enough to describe my thankful feelings—-

I really really thank you…

 As in Thank you for the love and undying support—

What else I could ask for…

~Thank you Lord for everything Father, Son and Holy Spirit~

 

Amazing LOVE with the LORD JESUS CHRIST


How amazing the World is?
Yes it was…
but God is the most Amazing of it all… Imagine He did all of this…
I am happy to find out that most of my friends are now believer…And I really really thank God that He was able to win another soul… May the Word of God continue to spread and touches the heart of my family.. I really pray for that.. I do hope it’s very soon..

I am busy reading till i browse this over and I want to share this Scriptures with you readers…

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

~ Because love without appreciation is not Love. A good intention gain a good result. A humble heart is seen by our Lord Jesus Christ and always receive a positive result. If I have faith but do not have love it will be emptied soon.

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

~Because love must comes with respect and obedience. Respect in the Word of God. Respect in the life of one another. Respect and humbleness on what we know. Obedience in the Law of the Lord, and obedience on the law of the Earth because we are still here. Balancing our life between our current existence and the life that we will have on the second coming of Christ. Love is hopeful, trustful. Love is Positive.

8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

~We must continue to have LOVE, FAITH, and HOPE to each people we encounter in our life. Love in the sense of forgiveness, respect, humbleness, but not romantic love 🙂sky because when we do romantic love to every one we will become sinful… Again, if LOVE among nations has been practice we will achieve WORLD PEACE,
just wanted to add this on, some one told me during our discussion “Do not promise heaven and hell”, i feel annoyed as in but the fruit of the spirit (Self Control) manage to calm my automatic reaction, instead of answering back I smiled and tell, I promise Heaven to those who believe in Jesus Christ teachings and to those who accept and give full trust in Him… (Proverbs 3:5-7)

~LOVE one another. Because when we have LOVE inside our Heart, we are able to judge things approriate, in justice and rightly. Love from the bottom of our Hearts, even if we share the Word of God but we do not have love in our hearts, a genuine love this is non sense.

But I am still HOPEFUL that everything in this world will become amazingly extreme. I don’t how to explain but in my mind it’s like Paradise with lots of flowers, trees etc. I have FAITH that things will become okay in every aspect. If Hell exist i HOPE it diminish because PEOPLE will have this three… HOPE,FAITH and LOVE.

It is really Amazing and unexplainable if LOVE is present in our Life, like the LOve of our Mother, like the love of God and Jesus Christ.

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Thank you God Father for the LOVE
Thank you Lord Jesus for the LOVE
Thank you Holy Spirit for the guidance to LOVE

May The Good News continue to expand and reach further places and use as Lord, use this site for your words that every Nation will understand, including my family, relatives and friends Lord. Continue to guide each of us, continue to be our master, I lift it up to you Lord Jesus..