Bring The Sheep Or The Harvest

Bring The Sheep Or The Harvest

Matthew 9:35-38 

We established that Jesus is the true Bring The Sheep Or The HarvestShepherd who is concerned for His sheep  found in  Eze 34:11 – 16  and John 10  and purchased our sins via the cross. Once believe that He atones our sins He will take our sins and replace

One trait that true followers of Christ should have a compassion for the lost sheep who is without  shepherd and without hope. Compassion means a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.  

The Greek splanchnizomai means “to have compassion for someone, show compassion.”  Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary wrote, “This verb carries the idea of being moved in the inner parts of the body. The ancients thought of the inward parts of the body (i.e., the entrails) as being the seat of emotions. In English, we usually refer to the “heart,” but we also talk of a person having “visceral ” feelings; note how true compassion can affect us in the pit of our stomachs. 

 Splanchnizomai occurs only in the Synoptic Gospels and describes the compassion Jesus had for those he saw in difficulty. Jesus is filled with compassion for those who are without a shepherd Mt 9:36; Mk 6:34

It one thing to have compassion, however, to have zeal without knowledge would have devastating effect on declaring the gospel Or even self righteousness in Jesus day and today who come across as thou they  are bettor you. The people outside the church see people inside the church as bunch hypocrite who breaks their own rules. In many ways, they are absolutely right make that claim, We all sinner !!!

The only person can make that claim and committed no sin is Jesus Himself. As scripture declares Jesus became human and chose to live alongside us. He did not come into the world condemn it. He forgave a woman who committed adultery. Where ask her where are the accuser have they condemned you? She said No one, Lord. “Neither do I condemn you, said Jesus. ” Go, and from now on do not sin anymore.”

    John Calvin wrote, “They are dumb dogs, Isaiah 56:10, and yet are not ashamed to make a vehement sound about their hierarchy. But, we must listen to the voice of Christ who declares that where there are no labourers there are no shepherds, and that those sheep are wandering and scattered which are not collected into the fold of God by the doctrine of the gospel. His being moved with compassion proves him to be the faithful servant of the Father in promoting the salvation of his people, for whose sake he had clothed himself with our flesh.” His teaching gave mankind hope not a burden. As Jesus declared Himself, For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. This message we need to bring to lost is hope or My brother Peter wrote, “Encouraging word to bring gliding tiding from the king and may you bring healing into this broken world.”

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. 38 Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”

One greatest burden as missionary either abroad or locality or person who serve God with all hearts, minds and souls especially are burden due great need within the community those reject the gospel or those you do not reach with the gospel. 

Late Chris Kyle the American Sniper was responsible 169 while his brothers while combat, said My regrets are for the people I couldn’t save: Marines, soldiers, buddies. I’m not naive, and I don’t romanticize war. The worst moments of my life have come as a SEAL. But, I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job.

 Or Oscar Schindler who rescues 1,200 Jewish being from butcher the Nazi regime After they were out harm way he utter these words,” I could have got more out. I could have got more. I don’t know. If I’d just… I could have got more. If I’d made more money… I threw away so much money. You have no idea. If I’d just… I didn’t do enough! This car. Goeth would have bought this car. Why did I keep the car? Ten people right there. Ten people. Ten more people. This pin. Two people. This is gold. Two more people. He would have given me two for it, at least one. One more person.  I could have gotten one more person… and I didn’t! And I… I didn’t! Both of these men put their heart and soul believing they were serving greater purpose, yet it was not enough

 

 

  The parable of the lost sheep, coin and prodigal son found in   Luke 15; 1-32 where Jesus heart concerning the lost where seek them and find them rescuing them sinful life. However, due physical and emotional demand that  put people who are called upon by God to serve Him. If listen to all the needy voices you soon be citing the Greek alphabets and mumbling under your breathe, and likely walk away from ministry. There is a word those who called by God is the word is NO! For sake their calling the ministry and the gospel Perhaps  Aesop’s Fables known as greedy dog,

 “One day, there was a dog holding a piece of meat in his mouth and he was crossing a bridge. When he looked down the river, he found there was also a dog holding a piece of meat in his mouth. He looked at the dog and thought.

“His piece of meat seems bigger than mine.” He got so jealous of the dog. Oh, yes. I will make the dog surprised and when he drops the meat, I will get it.” Then the greedy dog growled to the dog in the river. Woof! Woof!” As soon as he opened his mouth, the meat in his mouth fell into the river with a splash.

One thousand two hundred Oh, no!”He saw a very disappointed dog in the reflection of the river. Now he realized that it was his own reflection in the water, not another dog. Things always seem better if others own the same thing. But, you will lose everything if you get greedy. 

 

Six million jews who were slaughtered during the Nazi regime 1,200 were rescue. Today there are 7,000 descendants of the Schindler-Jews living in US and Europe, many in Israel and-growing. In the movie, American Sniper was another soldier, his wife, and children thanked Chris Kyle saving his life, His buddy who were in harm way thank him being background protecting them

At Oscar Schindler grave site 1,200 sones lay at his grave site remembering heroic deeds. 

Chris Kyle grave it written “to great a warrior to us all and brother to those knew him. We wish we had more time to show our appreciation for you.”  In his book, he admitted and acknowledge Jesus as His Lord Savour.

 

Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”

Matthew Henry wrote, “The melancholy aspect of the times and the deplorable state of precious souls, should much excite and quicken prayer. When things look discouraging, we should pray more, and then we should complain and fear less. And we should adapt our prayers to the present exigencies of the church; such an understanding we ought to have of the times, as to know, not only what Israel ought to do, but what Israel ought to pray”

Matthew Henry wrote,” All that love Christ and souls, should show it by their earnest prayers to God, especially when the harvest is plenteous, that he would send forth more skillful, faithful, wise, and industrious labourers into his harvest; that he would raise up such as he will own in the conversion of sinners and the edification of saints; would give them a spirit for the work, call them to it, and succeed them in it; that he would give them wisdom to win souls.” 

 

Lastly, as much love examining the scriptures where my heart truly lies, and God calls me to be a prayer warrior. Much of the work is done behind the scene. in missionary report I read following 585 children and adult attended the meeting were the gospel was preached 173 accepted the Lord 412 walked away While they free to walk away. As prayer warrior we need to pray for them. For examine know someone who rejects the gospel and clearly shows no interest hearing the gospel. I told him i’l no longer preach them I told be praying for him he asked please don’t, however, I clear to him will continue pray him. The Good News he did not dissociate himself me. It breaks my heart that rejected gospel. 

  “However, there are loves one people throughout city who died, and still rejected the gospel and Christ atoning work they are in hell because God is a holy righteous God. As much we love them, we want whisk them of into heaven there not. We must be ceased pray for them. For example in the flood account only eight were spared where several hundred human being perishes in unbelief or Judas Iscariot an apostle of Christ died in unbelief. As Jesus declared in (John 17:12) and Matt. 26:24  Except the son of destruction, so that the Scripture may be fulfilled. But, woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.”

As scripture declares, “Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” We are not the one wearing the sovereign clothes God is supreme not us we are his servant

 Matthew Henry wrote, ” God is the Lord of the harvest; my Father is the Husbandman, John 15:1. It is the vineyard of the Lord of hosts, Isa. 5:7. It is for him and to him, and to his service and honour, that the harvest is gathered in. Ye are God’s husbandry (1 Cor. 3:9); his threshing, and the corn of his floor, Isa. 21:10. He orders everything concerning the harvest as he pleases; when and where the labourers shall work, and how long; and it is very comfortable to those who wish well to the harvest-work, that God he presides in it that will be sure to order all for the bes

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There are times we want give up because of great need throughout the city of Hamilton there is old adage, “If we fall of the horse  we need get back on the horse again continue to serve God.” My sister Denise who MS often once said, “it ok to fall as long you get up but not  if do not get up.” 

 

A retired ministry and her daughter was going a local village in the Congo present Jesus video local people. They hit a ditch full mud, and they were covered in mud and had a flat tired. After changing the tire; however, they very time getting out of the ditch, yet they persisted. They finally arrived and presented the video two people accept the Lord. On personal note, I would bring discourage went home, because there a prayer warrior constantly praying for them   

 

 

Anne Walker is the one who pray for me everyday and has my back. The Lord going reward her with a big diamond, not because she not elder, senior pastor, a leader, a community, director, or owner of a company. She a pray warrior and pray for her church and her community everyday it her that inspired me to go throughout city of Hamilton prays for the lost. As Jesus declares,”” I am the good shepherd. I know My own sheep, and they know Me, 15 as the Father knows Me, and I know the Father. I lay down My life (M) for the sheep. 16 But I have other sheep that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock, one shepherd, 17 This is why the Father loves Me,  because I am laying down My life so I may take it up again. Do you get force God lay down for mankind and other not of this fold or they not heard his Voice, yet one day they will hear his Voice and be one flock

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The Ministry of Reconciliation

The Ministry of Reconciliation

 Corinthians 5:17-21   Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,{ union with Christ} he {follower of Christ] is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look new things

As Christian who follow Christ we’ve being redeemed by Jesus blood that purchased our sin while on the cross note the phase in Christ he also she as well meaning it not us who change us its Christ As scripture declares, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.  Ezekiel 36:26

 

Reformed Bible study wrote in Christ. Union with Christ summarizes our experience of redemption. Believers are elected (Eph. 1:4, 11), justified (Rom. 8:1), sanctified (1 Cor. 1:2), and glorified (3:18) “in Christ.” Here Paul focuses on the momentous significance of the believer’s union with the Savior. Because Christ is the “last Adam,” the One in whom humanity is recreated (1 Cor. 15:45; Gal. 6:16; Eph. 2:10) and who inaugurates the new age of messianic blessing (Gal. 1:4; cf. Matt. 11:2–6), the believer’s spiritual union with Christ is nothing less than participation in the “new creation.”

 

Nelison Bible Study wrote 5:17 in Christ: Paul is presenting the results of Christ’s death for the believer and the believer’s death with Him (see v. 14). Because believers are united with Jesus both in His death and resurrection, they participate in the new creation. That is, they receive the benefits of being restored by Christ to what God had originally created them to be (Gen. 1:26; 1 Cor. 15:45–49).

 

In Believer Bible Commentary wrote 5:17 If anyone is in Christ, that is, saved, he is a new creation. Before conversion, one might have judged others according to human standards. But, now all that is changed Old methods of judging have passed away; behold, all things have become new. This verse is a favorite with those who have recently been born again, and is often quoted in personal testimonies. Sometimes in being thus quoted; it gives quite a false impression. Listeners are apt to think that when a man is saved, old habits, evil thoughts, and lustful looks are forever done away, and everything becomes literally new in a person’s life. We know that this is not true. The verse does not describe a believer’s practice but rather his position. Notice it says that if anyone is in Christ. The words in Christ are the key to the passage. In Christ, old things have passed away and all things have become new. Unfortunately, “in me” not all this is true as yet! But, as I progress in the Christian life, I desire that my practice may increasingly correspond to my position. One day, when the Lord Jesus returns, the two will be in perfect agreement.

 

 Also note in verse 19 in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed the message of reconciliation to us

Reconcile means to Restore a person to friendly relations with oneself or another after an estrangement. The Apostle Paul uses the word four times. The Greek word is katallassó  In found Romans 5:11 (2 Cor 5:18  and (2 Cor 5:19 

The basic meanings of the word reconcile are “to remove enmity between two enemy parties” or “to change thoroughly or a gift note. The Christian needs a union with Christ

In verses 21 is key verse in this passage

He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

note in Him or In Christ once more a union with Christ in short we’re wearing His clothes instead our sinful clothes

Reformed Bible wrote, “5:21 An important summary of the gospel message. The verse explains how God imputed our sin to Christ. God as judge assigned the responsibility of our sin to Christ, making it possible for Him to be punished justly for that sin (Is. 53:6; 1 Pet. 2:24). The verse shows that Christ was our substitute, accepting the penalty of sin in our place. See “The Sinlessness of Jesus” at Heb. 4:15.we might become the righteousness of God. Not only did God impute our sin to Christ, He also imputed Christ’s perfect righteousness to us (that is, He counted it as belonging to us). This imputation is the basis for the progressive realization of God’s righteousness in our moral character. Our thoughts and deeds are sanctified in increasing measure until we receive perfect righteousness in heaven.

 Jesus did this for His Follower what is our responsibilities 

In verse 14 -15 it states 14 For Christ’s love compels us, since we have reached this conclusion: If One died for all, then all died. 15 And He died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for the One

20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God.” 

Ambassadors means An appointed or official messenger or an ambassador with special duties not appointed to a particular country. The Greek word is presbeúō meaning; to act as an established statesman (diplomat) – a trusted, respected ambassador who is authorized to speak as God’s emissary (represent Christ kingdom.  John MacArthur wrote Elder older person who speaks on behalf a king Or follower of Christ representing Him with king of heave with the gospel. Pleading the lost world to be reconciled with God who is their righteous King meaning to repent of theirs sins. As scripture declares,   Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners, and purify your hearts, double-minded people! James 4;8

As scriptures declare  For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. But, how can they call on Him they have not believed in? And how can they believe without hearing about Him? ( And how can they hear without a preacher? ( 15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those [who announces the gospel of good things Roman 10; 13 -1 2 Corinthians 5:20; Ephesians 6:20 In short we represent Christ and wears His clothes. 

Throughout the city of Hamilton, there is a great need for prayer warrior especially for those who reject the atoning work of Christ  and their reasons may vary, however, without Christ all God sees  their sins. Since God hates sin there is a heaviness put upon them, and they bear that heavy burden sin. As scripture declares, For day and night Your hand was heavy on me; my strength was drained as in the summer’s heat. Another factor they are spiritually blinded by the evil one himself. They also bear the curse of Adam sin, and they committed sins themselves as well. Bob Dutko stated mankind was hit with double whammy. As scripture declares For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. 

In short,  mankind bears Adam curse known as sins and needs to wear Christ clothes and need to have union with Christ or to be in Christ. In short, due mankind sins we need to wear Christ clothes to gain access to God’s kingdom. As scriptures declare, “For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of God’s household.” Bottom line some are not wearing Christ clothes and need to wear His clothes to enter His Kingdom.

 

http://www.preceptaustin.org/reconciliation-katallage-greek-word-study 

 

http://biblehub.com/greek/4243.htm 

 

  Trouble Waters

  Trouble Waters

Jesus declares his disciples,” Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.” To me one, hardest command to follow is Do not let. Your hearts be troubled. Or don’t worry about anything !!! When conflicts occur in my life, I often fret and worry like disciples these things trouble me instead trusting God I stew. CS Lewis Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say  “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.” 

In short, I am sinning because I am not trusting God, stewing and allowing conflict trouble me. In article  by Wayne Stiles called,  When God Takes Something Away from You asks, What do our raw emotions reveal about our hearts when God takes away something wonderful? Rather than praise God for the time we enjoyed His blessings—we tend to resent His sovereign prerogative to confiscate them.

Chuck Swindoll there isn’t any statues name after afflictions, adversities, or conflicts  yet this is very tool God uses this tool help us grow; shape us  and we become more mature follower if Christs  C.S. Lewis “We can ignore even pleasure. But, pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”  The Apostle Paul wrote four epistles while in Roman prison. Prison life in Paul times was not like prison in America, where our human rights mentality so deeply embedded in our heads. Prisons in the days of Paul were not pleasant or healthy. Put in chains to prevent them from escaping food was provide from family and friends the amount food was half that slaves were given. Prisoner would die due lack air or  illness. In Acts 16; 16-38  Paul and Silas were thrown in such prison

Yet t Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God The jailer drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped, however, Paul ensured that they did not escape. The prison guard and household accepted the Lord and were baptizes.    

There was two-year period where he was under house arrest in Rome. Paul’s imprisonment in Rome is verified by the book of Acts, where we find references to his being where he  was guarded by soldiers (Acts 28:16), being permitted to receive visitors (Acts 28:30), and having opportunities to share the gospel (Acts 28:31). 

His other two-year imprisonment, in Caesarea, afforded him no such luxuries. So it is generally accepted that Paul’s Roman incarceration produced three great letters to the churches of Ephesus, Colosse, and Philippi, as well as a personal letter to his friend Philemon.

Where the Philippians epistle is known as a joy letter. There are 15 explicit references to some form of either the noun “joy” (chara in Greek) or the verb “rejoice” (chairo) in this short letter. chara:  means joy, gladness, a source of joy, or  calm delight: —

gladness; calmly happy or well-off; chairo means to rejoice, or be glad or to rejoice exceedingly

When my brother Maynard died in car accident it totality devastated me and was afraid. When in the backyard at 47, my mother and sister were singing beautiful situation. How can this tragic   situation be so beautiful? If anything this situation was awful not   beautifull

y Rejoice {Chairo} in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice {Chairo}! 5 Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6 Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer, and petition with Thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7

Remember Paul wrote the Philippians letter in Caesarea prison in short a hell hole or dungeon where he spent two years of his life.  

When this passage came alive when extremely sick in Boston visiting my sister Marcia with my mother during this illness experencing horrible vision in  which I was terrified, however, Philippians 4:4-7 brought along with Matthew 6:34  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Where In my journal Thank God there someone names Jesus who protected his saints when they call upon His name. He comfort and protect us when we’re a lowest point. I felt His presence.  The doctor discovered pneumonia in my right lung in would kill me if did not treat it The nurse gave two shots antibiotic six oral pills told get home and see the doctor 

 When the infection start leaving my body and finality able to sleep.  When I had woke up, I thought I was in hell, and I wanted to escape. When I heard mother voice in the background , I fought like hell to escape the horrible place in. In the distant I heard my mother voice, stating these words Richard !!! Call Rick, Peter and Crossroads and pray!! For Paul ! in an instant, that gruesome scene vanishes and I went back to sleep and slept soundly.

 While driving home I felt  the peace of God, which surpasses any understanding Jesus, was guarding my hearts and minds in Him 

 Second time when I discovered a black spot on my second right foot Where I went to an emergency I kept reciting Matthew 6:34 Philippians 4:4-7 . While waiting for the doctor when he finally  saw me he put on iv antibiotic right away the chief orthopaedic surgeon and the head emergency doctor came up with a strategy in how treat the wound 2nd and big toe to me the toe  was dead; however, maybe they could save it.

That day they found a bed in the medical unit where I saw diabetic and wound nurse  because my sugar level were to high   

Prior this incident I was  egotist arrogant cocky SOB thought could ignore wound and sugar level. I acknowledge my fault before God and the medical staff, and vow to myself take steps alter and put myself under care medical staff.     

Dr Porte orthopaedic surgeon removed toe while I stun by me, Jesus Christ is still Lord yesterday and still Lord today. Bob Durko, “The Blood of Christ is most powerful force on the earth.”    

To me, we have a great medical system in Ontario not perfect I graceful for emergency, medical, orthopaedic surgeon, Physical Therapist, VON nurses, Orthotic  and Dr Mayer his team who constantly caring for feet   able because I was receiving money and benefits ODSP  I was able purchase Orthotic soles and shoes. I went back school completed my grade Twelve   

Most important I was caregiver for my mother she able died, in home around her child and grandchildren or a follower of Christ would they would fall asleep and wakeup in heaven

A pastor once said who said any good is all that good anything all that bad really all that bad. His point the Apostle Paul was prevented visiting Roman believer even desire to see them because prevent from seeing them Because he wrote Romans letter not only that they benefit from it, but it  put in the canon of scriptures where all who read from it would hear the gospel plainly written so even wise and the fools, barbarians, and scholarly. Would understand the gospel for there is for there is no distinction 

 

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Reflections On The Resurrection 

Reflections On The Resurrection 

When Jesus cleansed the temple complex because they were selling oxen, sheep, and doves, along money exchanger

So the Jews replied to Him,” What sign of authority will You show us for doing these things?” Jesus answered them, “Destroy this sanctuary, and I will raise it up in three days.” While the scribes and Pharisees, wanted we want to see a sign from Jesus.

 Jesus also declared He would be in the stomach of a big fish for three days and nights, just as the Son of Man will be deep in the earth for three days and nights. Jesus declared to his disciples in Mark 8:31Matthew 17:22; Luke 9:22 That Son of Man would be handed over to Chief priests and the teachers would  kill Him, and on the third day He would raise up.” And the disciples  were deeply distressed. Apostle Peter took Jesus aside and rebuke Him. 

In  Psalm 16;10; For You will not abandon me to Sheol; You will not allow Your Faithful One to see decay. Anthropology did study and found that a dead starts decaying after 72 hours. it worn repeating study again, ” Human Death and Decay,  “As the cells die, bacteria within the body begin breaking them down. Enzymes in the pancreas cause the organ to digest itself. The body soon takes on a gruesome appearance and smells. Decomposing tissue emits a green substance, as well as gasses such as methane and hydrogen sulfide. The lungs expel fluid through the mouth and nose.  As Martha stated, Martha, “Lord, he’s already decaying ! It’s been four days.

Isaiah 53:9 declared that He would be assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death.

When Jesus gave up His spirit a soldier pierced His side with a spear, and at once blood, and water came out.  When Joseph a member of the Sanhedrin who had not agreed with their plan and action. Toke Jesus down from the cross He gave him proper burial according to the burial custom of the Jews, and buried him his tomb. Nicodemus (who had previously come to Him at night) also came, bringing a mixture of about 75 pounds of myrrh and aloes. Then, they took Jesus’ body and wrapped it in linen cloths with the aromatic spices. 

He was buried with “the rich” in an honorable burial through the donated tomb of rich Joseph of Arimathea (Matt. 27:57–60; Mark 15:42–46; Luke 23:50–53; John 19:38–40  Fulfilling Isaiah spoken in Isaiah 53:9  

Mary Magdalene and the other Mary observed the tomb and where His body was placed.  Then, they returned and prepared spices and perfumes. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.  

 After the preparation and burial, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered together went to Pilate, and said, “Sir, we remember that when He was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I am to rise again.’ Therefore, give orders for the grave to be made secure until the third day; otherwise, His disciples may come and steal Him away and say to the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the last deception will be worse than the first.”  Pilate said to them, “You have a guard; go, make it as secure as you know how.” And they went and made the grave secure, and along with the guard they set a seal on the stone.

 When speaking  prior to His crucifixion Jesus predicted his death and resurrection to his disciple that he would be handed over to Elders, Chief Priest, and legal expects and would be crucified and die and after three days He would rise again. Since Jesus already fulfill this first part of His prediction by dying on Calgary Cross and buried Rich man sepulchre.  

Chuck Swindoll, utter these words several times. Since, the disciples and two Marys were unaware  of Mathew 28 because they’re still living in Matthew 27. Even thou Jesus predicated it would occur. Now Matthew 28 will unfold  as Jesus predicated.

 On the third day, violent earthquake, and an angel appeared clothing as white as snow and the guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men and they fled the grave site and reported to the chief priest what transpired. And when they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers and said, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.”  And if this should come to the governor’s ears, we will win him over and keep you out of trouble.” And they took the money and did as they had been instructed; and this story was widely spread among the Jew to this day.    

On the same day Mary Magdalene and, the other Mary went to where Jesus was buried finished the preparation, bringing the spices with them and view the tomb and was empty. They went into the tomb. An angel of the Lord was in the tomb dressed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; they were amazed and alarmed. He said   ” Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.  He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. But go, tell His disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you to Galilee; you will see Him there just as He told you.'” that He has risen from the dead. So they went out and started running from the tomb, because trembling, and astonishment overwhelmed them. Mary went to the disciple and said, “The tomb was empty 

 So Peter and John went forth, and they went to the tomb. The two were running together; and John ran faster than Peter and came to the tomb first;  and stooping and looking in, he *saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in.  And  Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. So the John who had first come to the tomb then also entered, and he saw and believed. For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. At the time, they went back to their own homes and their vocations. 

Accordingly,  the Apostle Paul   For I delivered to you on first importance what I also received, from Christ. He died for our sins according to the Scriptures,  and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas {Simon Peter} then to the twelve.  After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; and last of all. He appeared to me also

 

People who saw Jesus after His death:

Jesus without doubt is one the key figure in history, Yet  Wikipedia claims Jesus has several burial sites, There located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. A second site, known as the Garden Tomb, located just outside Jerusalem the Old City.  Other key religious leader such as Muhammad, Confucius, and Bahá’í  you know where they were buried For example: Muhammad is buried in the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi, The grave of Confucius, founder of Confucianism, is in his home town of Qufu, Shandong Province, China, and Bábism The Shrine of the Báb, the burial location of the Báb, the founder of Bábism and one of three central figures of the Bahá’í Faith, is located on Mount Carmel, in Haifa, Israel. Yet, the historian can only speculated where Jesus was buried. 

 It is also the key to the Christian faith. The core of are walk. Logically how can someone pray to someone who is dead how can that hear your prayers when they’re dead?    Dr. Henry Morris wrote these words concerning Jesus  resurrection “, the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the crowning proof of Christianity. Everything else that was said or done by Christ and the apostles are secondary in importance to the resurrection. If the resurrection did not take place then, Christianity is a false religion. If it did take place, then Christ is God and the Christian faith is absolute truth.

  Another factor that sin is the cause and the effect of  physical and spiritual death.  

“Death is our greatest enemy, and it has conquered all men but Christ. No man is wise enough to outwit death or wealthy enough to purchase freedom from death or strong enough to vanquish death. The grave always wins the victory, and every person sooner or later returns to the dust.” In fact, the inexorable triumph of death applies not only to people, but to all things. Animals die, and plants die, and even whole species atrophy and become extinct. Cities and nations, like people, are born and grow for a season, and then fade away. Homes and automobiles and clothes wear out and must eventually go back to the dust, just as do their owners. Even the universe itself is running down and heading toward an ultimate “heat death.” Or the apostle Paul wrote, ” and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.

Remember the disciples they were scattered when chief priest, and legal expect arrested Jesus and  the disciples lived in fear for their lives as scripture states, ” Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little one.” After Pentecost  when 120 followers of Jesus were upper room praying requested by Jesus. The Holy Spirit descended upon them, and they became to speak in tongues and the apostle Peter preached the gospel. Later on, chief priests and the Pharisees order John and Peter threatens them  beat them in Acts 4. The key was the resurrection of Jesus Christ all they had to is point to His empty tomb. The Pharisees and Sadducees had to produce the body, and the apostles would be the laughing stock of community and no one would take them serious.  

2 Peter 1:16 “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were EYEWITNESSES of his majesty.”

  • And these men went so far as seal their testimony with their blood! They died a horrible and martyrs death!
  • There is no way; these 12 men could have all been deceived.
  • For this reason—these 12 men not only died for a lie—and here is the catch—THEY KNEW IT WAS A LIE!
  • If the resurrection of Jesus Christ a lie—THEY KNEW IT!

Professor Thomas Arnold, former chair of history at Oxford, and author of the famous volumes, History of Rome, was skillfully educated in the study of historical facts. Professor Arnold, stated, “I have been used for many years to study the histories of other times, and to examine and weigh the evidence of those who have written about them, and I know of no one fact in the history of mankind which is PROVED BY BETTER AND FULLER EVIDENCE of every sort, than the great sign which God has given us that Christ died and rose again from the dead.”

After investigating the evidence of the resurrection, Lord Darling, former Chief Justice of England, stated, “. . . There is such overwhelming evidence, positive and negative, factual, and circumstantial, that no intelligent jury in the world could fail to bring in a verdict that the resurrection story is true.” Now to deny the resurrection of Jesus Christ you have to close your eyes to the overwhelming facts of history. Tim Keller penned these words, “If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn’t rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.”

Jesus is alive!! 

if  believe in His atoning works you will have eternal life with Christ. Martha Tigchelaar my mother died on March 08 2012. What comfort our family most I’ll see one day in heaven. As King David declares, “I’ll go to him, but he will never return to me.”

As written in scriptures, ” O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”  Furthermore, it  is written in the Old Testament, “I will ransom them from the power of Sheol. I will redeem them from death. Death, where are your barbs? Sheol, where is your sting?”

Christianity is the most persecuted people throughout history because of their faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ eleven of the twelve apostles were martyred because their strong belief in the resurrection of Christ. 

If the disciples took Jesus body the  common belief in that time frame. You would think at least one. The disciples  would reveal where Jesus body is, certainly chief priest, nor the guards kept watch over the grave site would not reveal their secret meeting The guards would have lost their lives if Roman authority found out they abandoned their posts. 

The chief priests, Pharisee, and the legal expect hated Jesus, and put Him to death.  If the mass would have known their intent of killing Him, and  covering up the resurrection it also would have expose their hypocrisy to the people.  As Jesus stated the disciples, “If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of it; the world hates you. Remember if world attack you remember they attack Jesus first. As scripture declares,” Because of Him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them filth, so that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own from the law, but one that is through faith in Christ—the righteousness from God based on faith.  My goal is to know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 assuming that I will somehow reach the resurrection from among the dead. NT Write wrote, ” The resurrection completes the inauguration of God’s kingdom…It is the decisive event demonstrating that God’s kingdom really has been launched on earth as it is in heaven.  

                                                  

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Matthew 27:61

John11;39

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Good Friday

 

 

 Good Friday 

 Reflections

Good Friday or Holy Friday For the follower of Christ is the most important day of their lives. Where Jesus Christ loves us, and willingly went to the cross and sacrifice Himself on it, and took mankind sins and His Father wrath to bridge the gap between His Father and mankind As scriptures declares,  2 Cor. 5:21

Even thou the Bible does not explicitly state on which day of the week Jesus was crucified. However, in Mark 15;42 it states And when evening had come, since it was lthe day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, 

Stuart my brother told me this story about Jesus carrying his cross-prior to his execution. He kept falling down, however, He kept getting back up because He had a mission to accomplish to be obedient His Father will and this work had to be accomplished. While this narrative is not told in the Bible, yet  that was his mission taking mankind sins and Father wrath to bridge the gap between mankind and His Father?  

Prior to His crucifixion his disciples celebrated Passover where Jesus established a new convent in which the disciples to observe  

Where Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take and eat it; this is My body.”  Then, He took a cup, and after giving thanks, He gave it to them and said, “Drink from it, all of you.  For this is My blood that establishes the covenant; it is the shed for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in remembrance of Me?

Where Jesus  fell facedown and prayed, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will.” John MacArthur wrote Christ would “bear the sins of many” (Heb. 9:28)—and the fullness of divine wrath would fall on Him (Is. 53:10, 11; 2 Cor. 5:21). This was the price of the sin He bore, and He paid it in full. His cry of anguish. Reformed Bible Study wrote In, “6:39 cup. See 20:23 note. Jesus is horrified at the prospect of enduring His Father’s wrath. Jesus had to face death knowing that His Father would not be with Him, but against Him in wrath of judgment.

He was arrested, tried, convicted, and brought before Pilate even thou there was no formal charges . The Jewish method executing the  guilty party is stoning. Only the Romans had authority to execute criminals; however, they could not use blasphemy. The Roman method execution was crucifixion. 

So the chief priests and the Pharisees brought Jesus to Pilate who was the Government of Judah. Pilate said, “What charges are you bringing against this man?” They responded, “If he were not a criminal, we would not have handed him over to you.” So Pilate told them, “Take Him yourselves and judge Him according to your law.”” But, we have no right to execute anyone,” they objected. This took place to fulfill what Jesus predicted what kind of death he would die. John 3:14 As “Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up.” 

 The only thing they could mustard up was that claim that Jesus was Son Of God or the Messiah the king. Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people, and said to them, “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. Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death. Therefore, I will punish him and then release him. 

Remember Pilate heard reports, and written report on Jesus, and saw that it was quite clear that He wasn’t leading a military revolution. There was simply no evidence support the Jewish leaders charges. The Chief Priests  and Pharisees, eventually admitted the real reason why they wanted Jesus dead, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.”

Now, it was the governor’s custom at the festival to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd.  At that time they had a well-known prisoner whose name was Jesus Barabbas. So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked for them, “Which one do you want me to release to you: Jesus Barabbas, or Jesus  the Messiah?”  For Pilate knew it was out of self-interest that they had handed Jesus over to him. Pilate wife warns him not have anything to do with them because he would innocent. 

 But, the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to asked to release Barabbas and crucify Jesus.   Because of the hatred to Christ and their spiritual blindness they wanted Jesus died. “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” asked for the governor. “Barabbas,” they answered. “What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked. They all answered, “Crucify him!” “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate. But, they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!” When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting; he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!” All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our  children!  

Then, he released Barabbas to them although he was  found guilty of insurrection. Pilate found no charges against Jesus. Yet, He was executed Jesus replaced the sinner.   Even thou Pilate declared Jesus innocent he condemned him, and sent to His death. Then, Pilate symbolically washed his hands in front of the crowd, telling them he was innocent of Jesus’ blood. He found Jesus not guilty to keep the peace with  The Jewish leader pronounce Jesus to be crucify .  

 Linda Alchin wrote a piece on Roman Crucifixion and wrote these words. ” Death by Roman crucifixion was a result of the whole body weight being supported by the stretched arms. When nailed to the cross there was a massive strain put on the wrists, arms, and shoulders often resulting in a dislocation of the shoulder and elbow joints. The rib cage was constrained in a fixed position, which made it extremely difficult to exhale, and impossible to take a full breath. The victim would continually try to draw himself up by his feet to allow for inflation of the lungs enduring terrible pain in his feet and legs. The pain in the feet and legs became unbearable, and the victim was forced to trade breathing for pain. The length of time required to die from crucifixion could range from hours to several days.

While hanging on the cross the crowd, the leader, and the two thieves were mocking Him. Eventually would be abandoned by His Father.

I witness someone who had emphysema cause by second hand smoke it not easy to watched them struggle for oxygen not pretty pictures. 

 I can imagine going through the pain and anguish Jesus went through. For example, every time I got extremely ill I was not the most gentle person to be around with, if anything I could be ill-mannered, harsh, and unsympathetic, not the gentle spirit to all men during those times as scripture declares. Or another example when I was in the hospital in recovering from an operation in which they removed my second toe due resulting from diabetes. A patient who was next to me names George not his real name had pneumonia, asthma, and an extremely sore back. However, he was allergic to penicillin and Tylenol 3. Every time his back would seize up it would become very painful, and he would start cursing and taking the Lord’s name in vain. When the condemned criminal had been in intense pain or  agony while hanging on the cross the condemned would start cursing Rome resulting from the lack of oxygen to the brain. The Roman soldiers would eventually cut the tongue to silence them. Sinful man tends to blame to God in times of trouble water were mankind was responsible for mess there in because of the fall Adam and Eve they themselves committing their own sins.  

  Despite his agonizing pain. Jesus still did not sin, nor He violates God ordinance. His last seven words were source  encouragement and blessing to others.

• “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” Luke 23:34. He was hanging on the cross-resulting from mankind sin not His own and paying the sin debt that mankind violated and they were the unaware full scope of theirs sins, along Jesus was the lamb of God who take away the sins of the world. (Jn 1:29.  

• ” Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”  Luke 23:43 Ensuring the thief would enter Heaven’s Gate or garden as forgiven a sinner.

• Woman, this is your son.” Then he said to the disciple: “This is your mother.” Ensuring that His earthly mother was cared for when He departed into glory 

•My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27; 46. All Of mankind sins fell upon Him. Jesus bore His Father wrath resulting from mankind sin. Cor. 5:21   

• “I thirst.” Gospel of John 19:28   The worst ordeal that of bearing in the place of His people the wrath of God against sin (Matt. 27:46; Mark 15:34), is over. He also was fulfilling prophecy in Ps 69;21.

• “It is finished”; John 19;30 The sin debt is now paid in full. The entire work of redemption had been brought to completion. Jesus died as a victor and had accomplished His Tasks

• Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” Luke 23:46 His Father was satisfied and accepted His payment of the sin debt and, His Father was satisfied with payment of sin since He committed no sin. Prophecy was fulfilled Ps 34; 20, He protects all his bones, not one of them was broken. 34:20 not one of them is broken. John 19:36 applies this verse to Christ, the only perfect righteous Man.

 George Macleod wrote these words, “I simply argue that the cross should be raised at the center of the marketplace as well as on the steeple of the church. I am recovering the claim that Jesus was not crucified in a cathedral between two candles, but on a cross between two thieves; on the town’s garbage heap; at a crossroad so cosmopolitan that they had to write His title in Hebrew and Latin and Greek … at the kind of place where cynics talk smut, and thieves curse, and soldiers gamble. Because that is where He died. And that is what He died for. And that is what He died about. That is where churchmen ought to be and what churchmen ought to be about.”  As scripture declares, “Therefore, since Christ suffered in His body, arm yourself with this same attitude, because He who has suffered in his body is done with sin.”

Got question wrote  The Bible does not instruct Christians to remember Christ’s death by honoring a certain day. The Bible does give us freedom in these matters, however. Romans 14:5 tells us, “One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.” Rather than remembering Christ’s death on a certain day, once a year, the Bible instructs us to remember Christ’s death by observing the Lord’s Supper. First Corinthians 11:24-26 declares, “…do this in remembrance of me…for whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”

Expositor’s Bible Commentary wrote these words, “That Christ, treated as if he were a sinner, became the object of God’s wrath and bore the penalty and guilt of sin.”  Furthermore they wrote, “Just as “the righteousness of God ” is extrinsic to us, so the sin with which Christ totally identified himself was extrinsic to him. He never had a sinful attitude or did a sinful act.”

He came as savour not as warrior. He came as lamb not a lion. He came set us free from our sins.

For the Christians it not a sad day its day of celebrating because they no longer need carry the curse of sin instead wearing theirs sinful clothes they’re now wearing Christ clothes

 

Hiro Nakamura fictional character in Hero uttered these  words, To eulogize him is to admit he is gone. My father is not dead. Kaito “Nakamura taught me right from wrong. What it means to be a hero. So long as his lessons live through me he will never die. My father taught me to understand that  certain things are in God’s hands. But for everything else God gave us the gift of choice. My father gave me the tools to fight the battles ahead. Every hand I extend in kindness is his hand, and every blow I strike for justice is his fist. So long as the lessons he taught me stays in me and so long as he lives in my heart then my father is not truly dead.

As scripture declares, “I have been crucified with Christ and me no longer live, but Christ lives in me.The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

 

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https://www.christianity.com/god/jesus-christ/what-s-so-good-about-good-friday.html hero season two Ep 9 Hiro Nakamura  fictional character   

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Preparing Place For The Saints

 

John 14; 1-2

 John 14; 1-2 when Jesus told His disciples that He will longer be with them in John 13:33, 36 they were troubled. However. In the next twenty fours Jesus would betrayed by a friend with a kiss, another friend would denied him  three times, He would be tried, whipped, beaten crucified, mocked by the crowd and two thieves, abandoned by His Father in heaven and all mankind sins along His Father wrath fell upon Him  He encouraged and comfort his disciples in times affliction. As John MacArthur wrote Instead of the disciples lending support to Jesus in the hour of greatest need before His cross, He had to support them spiritually as well as emotionally. This reveals His heart of serving love. Matt. 20:26–28). troubled. Faith in Him can stop the heart from being agitated. 

 John Calvin wrote, “We ought always to attend to the time when these words were spoken, that Christ wished his disciples to remain brave and courageous, when they might think that every thing was in the greatest confusion; and therefore we ought to employ the same shield for warding off such assaults. It is impossible for us, indeed, to avoid feeling various emotions, but though we are shaken, we must not fall down. Thus it is said of believers, that they are not troubled, because, relying on the word of God, though very great difficulties press hard upon them, still they remain stedfast and upright. My sister once said it’s ok to fall along you get back up however, it not ok if you do not get back up. 

 

 Believe in God; believe also in Me. The Greek word believe is pisteuō meaning to believe or entrust or  to have confidence in}Same word is found five times in  John 3;14-18 also found 244 times though out New Testament.

 Jesus promises His disciples that would be many dwelling places in His Father house believes me the dwelling place will be filled with people. Reformed Bible Study. “14:2 many rooms. While the road is narrow and the gate small that lead to life (Matt. 7:14), it is also true that the number of Abraham’s children is like the sand on the shore and the stars in the sky (Gen. 22:17), “a great multitude that no one could number” (Rev. 7:9).    

John 14:3  Reformed Bible Study wrote Prepare a place for you. Christ prepares the place in heaven for His own, and the Holy Spirit prepares the redeemed on earth for their place in heaven. See “Heaven” at Rev. 21:1.

 NKJV Bible  Study wrote, I will come again and receive you: Peter may have failed Jesus (13:38), but Christ will not fail to return for Peter and for everyone else who has believed in Him (see 1 Thess. 4:16, 17).

Calvin wrote,”The Son of God, then, who is Jesus Christ, holds out himself as the object to which our faith ought to be directed, and by means of which it will easily find that on which it can rest; for he is the true Immanuel, who answers us within, as soon as we seek him by faith. It is one of the leading articles of our faith, that our faith ought to be directed to Christ alone, that it may not wander through long windings; and that it ought to be fixed on him, that it may not waver in the midst of temptations. 

 Calvin also wrote In a word, “Christ did not ascend to heaven in a private capacity, to dwell there alone, but rather that it might be the common inheritance of all the godly, and that in this way the Head might be united to his members.”

 Romans 10; 9-11 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

 Believer Bible Commentary wrote The Lord Jesus went to Calvary to prepare a place for His own. It is through His atoning death that believers are assured a place there

 Lastly all of mankind has a starting point in their journey and ending point we all die. We’re sojourner passing through as scripture states, ‘a time to give birth and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to uproot; or another passages states; And just as it is appointed for people to die Once and after this, judgment.” 

 

 

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I AM The Way The Truth And The Life

John14;6

John14;6 When Jesus declares that He was the way the truth and the life He was declaring He alone is only the way through heaven gates. Its through the atoning works of the cross that salvation is accomplished, and will cleanse you from all unrighteousness. Believer Bible Commentary wrote, “The way to God is not by the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule, ordinances, church membership—it is through Christ and Christ alone.” As scriptures declares,”A road will be there and a way; it will be called the Holy Way.The unclean will not travel on it, but it will be for the one who walks the path.

To proclaim that there are many roads to heaven is to misleading the people and forget the necessity of Jesus coming and His redemption plan to mankind. Dr. S Lewis Johnson wrote,  “Well now that’s a mighty exclusive way of salvation. Yes it is exclusive, in fact it rules out everything else. The world truly hates the idea of the exclusive nature of Christianity’s claims. They think it is so narrow minded or so arrogant for anyone to suggest that salvation is only found in Jesus Christ.”It’s fatal to get on the wrong road to salvation.   

Remember Jesus stated “I am the way, the truth, the life. No man cometh unto the Father but by me.” Either He is lying or telling the truth.

 Dr. S Lewis Johnson wrote, “Call it narrow minded, it’s Jesus Christ’s way, it’s Paul’s way. Call it arrogant, it’s Jesus Christ’s way, it’s Paul’s way, it’s Peter’s way, it’s the way of the Scriptures.” Further more he wrote, “ But so far as the way of salvation is concerned, the Scriptures are plain and clear, we trust Christ. , “I’m the way the truth and the life, no man cometh unto the Father but by me.”

Dr. S.Lewis Johnson wrote, “we are going to the Father’s house by way of the Son who is in union with the Father. Now if this is true, then all other ways are wrong ways. When a man leaves the rest of the crowd and goes out and gets on the airplane of good works, he’s got on the wrong plane. “For by grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast.” If a man leaves the gate and goes out and gets on the airplane of the way of reformation, he’s gotten on the wrong plane, he’s going to the wrong place.”

 

 Romans 10; 9-11 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

 Believer Bible Commentary wrote The Lord Jesus went to Calvary to prepare a place for His own. It is through His atoning death that believers are assured a place there.

Calvin wrote,”He lays down three degrees, as if he had said, that he is the beginning, and the middle, and the end; and hence it follows that we ought to begin with him, to continue in him, and to end in him.

   Lastly all of mankind has a starting point on their journey here on earth and ending point were they would die. We’re all sojourner passing through as scripture states, ‘a time to give birth and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to uproot; or another passages states; And just as it is appointed for people to die Once and after this, judgment.”  Or Jesus stated, “”Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

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Psalm 50 Part Two

Psalm 50 Part Two

Psalm 50; 7-15  Psalm50:8–13, Psalm 40:6 

  50:9–13 states I will not accept a bull from your household or male goats from your pens, for every animal of the forest is Mine,

The cattle on a thousand hills is Mine. I know every bird of the mountains, and the creatures of the field are Mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and everything in it is Mine. Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats?

 Believer Commentary wrote;  They had been faithful in bringing their burnt offerings. But, the trouble was that they thought these rituals completely discharged their obligations to Jehovah. They were like girls who treat their mother indifferently throughout the year, then smother her with chocolates on her birthday! Or like sons who never thank their father for all he does for them, then give him a gift tie on Father’s Day!  So Jehovah protests that while they had loaded His altar with sacrificial animals, they had treated Him personally with cold neglect.  

 NKJV Study Bible wrote, The sacrifices were commanded by God in Leviticus, but the people had difficulty keeping a godly perspective on the nature of sacrifices. Every beast of the forest: The people were not doing God a favor by bringing their animals, for everything belonged to Him anyway. He knows every bird and beast.

For example in Isaiah, 1:14 it “I hate your new moon festivals and your appointed feasts, They have become a burden to Me; I am weary of bearing them. Yet, God instituted them found in   Ex. 12:16; Lev. 23; Num. 10:10; 28:11—29:40; Deut. 16:1–17).

John MacArthur wrote will not take a bull from your house. God refuses mere ritual; it is an abomination to Him. He, unlike the pagan deities, needs nothing; He created everything and owns everything.

For example, while one person would jump up and down yet another person would be on the ground laughing like  henna  making strange noises, while another is speaking in tongues. While another person is lifting their hands Yet another person is sitting like a bump on log being quite as a mouse. Who is actually honouring God? They all believe they are worshipping and pleasing Him. The better question is God pleased and is it honouring him what doing? 

The Westminster confession of faith and catechisms; Q. 1. What is the chief and highest end of man?

Man’s chief and highest end is to glorify God, and fully to enjoy him forever. Note it does not say how to glorify to God, and fully to enjoy him forever. It not the style it’s the intent behind it

 Psalm 50:14–15 states Sacrifice a thank giving offering to God, and pay your vows to the Most High.  Call on Me in a day of trouble will rescue you, and you will honor Me.”

Thanksgiving when last time you thank God for sending His one only Son to take your place instead complaining how you should worship God you should thanking Him for sending His one  only Son who purchases your sins on the cross. Believer Bible Commentary wrote No gift can ever take the place of simple gratitude.

 Vows; In Matthew 5:37 Jesus stated let yes be yes and your no be no Anything more than this is from the evil one. In James 5:12 it states do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. Your “yes” must be “yes,” and your “no” must be “no,” so that you won’t fall under judgment. When you agreed do something your honour that agreement if do not God will hold you accountable?

For example in 1 Samuel, 18:3 Johathan made a covenant  with David. He also swore to father Saul that he would not wipe out his name from his family.” 1 Samuel 24; 21-22 . Both Saul and Jonathan were kill in battle  1 Samuel 31:2,6 Now that Saul and Jonathan were dead, and David was king; it would have been easy for David to forget his commitment. But, David not only remembered his commitment to Saul; he went far beyond it. 

  David asked, “Is anyone left from the royal house of Saul? If there is, I want to be kind to him because of Jonathan.” 2 Samuel 9:1 Jonathan had son named Mephibosheth who was a cripple in both feet  2 Samuel 4:4 who live land of Lo debar meaning waste land or desolation or land of nothing 

Than David sent one his servant brought Mephibosheth back to king palace. Fearing for his life bow down before the king uttered these words, ” I am your servant

 Don’t be afraid!” David said. “I intend to show kindness to you because of my promise to your father, Jonathan. I will give you all the property that once belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will eat here with me at the king’s table!”  2 Samuel 9:3-7

 Moral of the story is let your yes be yes and no be no alway honour your promises. Mephibosheth had nothing ofter the king since he was a cripple in both feet 2 Samuel 4:4

King David was Type of Christ showing kindness to Mephibosheth  as Christ shows kindness by redeeming mankind  

David servant Ziba. Is type of the Holly Spirit sending forth good news to Mephibosheth as the Holy Spirit reminds us of Jesus atoning of works

Mephibosheth was the type of sinner who is hopeless  ensnares   resulting from his physical disabilities as mankind is helpless entangled resulting from the curse of sin. We all born with a disabilities called sin. Our hearts are imperfect. Our souls and spirits are imperfect. Our minds are imperfect. Jeremiah wrote,” The heart is more deceitful than anything else, and incurable—who can understand it?

 Mephibosheth did not earn the King’s favor. David did not bless Mephibosheth because of anything he had done. These blessings were freely given to him as a gift. And they were a gift that he could never repay.

Chuck Swindoll wrote Grace is “extending special favor to someone who doesn’t deserve it who hasn’t earned it, and can never repay it…Grace is a demonstration of love that is undeserved, unearned, and unrepayable. 

Similar to person was redeemed from their sins they did not deserve it nor earns it and could not never pay it back it was a gift from God The covenant that God made with Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden Genesis 3;15,21  was fulfilled through Jesus Christ  God graciously converts the depraved woman’s affections from Satan to Himself{Jesus}.

Take My Life and Let It Be written by Frances R. Havergal,  Take my life and let it be Consecrated, Lord, to Thee. Take my moments and my days, Let them flow in endless praise. Take my hands and let them move At the impulse of Thy love. Take my feet and let them be Swift and beautiful for Thee. Take my voice and let me sing, Always, only for my King. Take my lips and let them be Filled with messages from Thee. Take my siver and my gold, Not a mite would I withhold. Take my intellect and use Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose. Take my will and make it Thine, It shall be no longer mine. Take my heart, it is Thine own, It shall be Thy royal throne. Take my love, my Lord, I pour At Thy feet its treasure store. Take myself and I will be Ever, only, all for Thee.

 

 

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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+5%3A37&version=HCSB 

http://www.opc.org/lc.html 

http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Take_My_Life_and_Let_It_Be/ 

http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Take_My_Life_and_Let_It_Be/

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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Samuel+24%3A21-22&version=NIV 

https://bible.org/seriespage/5-david-blesses-mephibosheth-2-samuel-9 

https://www.definitions.net/definition/Lodebar 

 

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jeremiah+17%3A9&version=HCSB