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The incomparable CHRIST
More than 2000 years ago there was a man born contrary to the laws of nature.
He laid aside his purple robe for a peasant’s tunic. He was rich, yet for our sake he became poor. This man lived in poverty and was raised in obscurity. He received no formal education and never possessed wealth or widespread influence. He never traveled extensively. He seldom crossed the boundary of the country in which he lived.
But this man’s life has changed the course of history.
In infancy he startled a king. In childhood he amazed religious scholars. In manhood he ruled the course of nature—walked on stormy waves and hushed the raging sea to sleep.
He healed multitudes without medicine and made no charge for his services. He never practiced psychiatry. Yet he has healed more broken hearts than all the doctors far and near.
He never wrote a book. Yet his life has inspired more books than any other man. He never wrote a song. Yet he has furnished the theme for more songs than all songwriters combined.
He never founded a college, but all the schools put together cannot boast of having as many students. He never marshaled an army. He never drafted a soldier or fired a gun. Yet no leader ever had more rebels surrender to him without a shot fired.
Herod could not kill him. Satan could not seduce him. His enemies could not destroy him. The grave could not hold him. After three days he rose from the dead, alive forevermore!
He is the ever-perfect One. He is the Christ, the Son of the living God. This man stands forth upon the highest pinnacle of heavenly glory, proclaimed by God, acknowledged by angels, adored by his people, and feared by demons as the risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Dear friends, we live in very turbulent times today (locally, nationally and globally), which are EXPONENTIALLY ACCELERATING due to the EXPONENTIAL growth in technology! What GREATER HOPE is there in our day as believers in Jesus Christ than to look for our Blessed Lord’s soon return and trumpet blast as we remember our Lord’s death, at His table, until He comes! Even so come Lord Jesus!
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand! [read full post here …The Rapture in the Lord’s Table – Until He Comes!
Do you look like the world and act like the world? There are a lot of Christians who are a part of the world. Truly professing Christ as our Savior is the only way to the Father, but if you are living in unrepentant sin, have you really in your heart given your life over to Christ? As a Christian you seek forgiveness and repentance daily. You strive to do the right thing. You will no longer want to be part of the world. And you do not get to the Father by works; you get to the Father by Jesus.
When the woman was accused of adultery and was going to be stoned, what did Jesus say to her? “And Jesus said to her, ‘Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more’” (John 8:11).
Without Christ, there is no hope for salvation. We are sinners by nature and not worthy of the Kingdom of Heaven. When you become a Christian you will always fall short of the Glory of God. He is perfect; we are not. But there is a difference between blatantly living a sinful and worldly life and truly trying to walk the narrow path and living as Christ taught us. We will stumble and we will fall, but He will be there to pick us up. When you want to live for Christ, you will begin to change.
Jesus said not everyone…[•••••]Persecution – Are You of the World? :: By Vanessa Panas – Rapture Ready
A recent discussion touched upon the topic of warning the lost about what is to come.
The discussion covered how warning the lost is a thankless, tiresome, never-ending job with an EXTREMELY low chance of success. The lost almost universally do not heed warnings because 1- they do not feel they are lost; 2- the lost compare themselves to others in a similar situation as themselves: “I’m not so bad. Why warn me?” 3- The lost are absolutely deceived; and, 4- We live in a time when the truth of God’s Word has been replaced by the ignorance and deception of man’s words.
It has taken Satan almost 2000 years, but his constant challenging of God’s Word is institutionalized everywhere in America–and much of the world.
So, by and large, the warnings to the lost are completely ignored.
The question was raised, “Then why do it?”
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Our world is immune to the signs of the times. We are finding ourselves surrounded by other believers who refuse to accept the times we live in as prophetically significant. Even more perplexing is how people who profess to believe in Jesus as Lord, seemingly have no interest in actually meeting Him.
God made us in His image, let us not return the favour and make Him in our image. That would be idolatry.
Great post from Inhereford
Beloved, today I want to discuss with you something that I see happening a lot. I wish I could say it only comes from atheists or agnostics, but even professing Christians, leaders and elders in churches, have done this. They put God on trial. I mentioned before that this week I’m reading through Job chapters 38-42 and every morning it strikes me anew…
Isn’t this exactly what man is still doing today, all these years later? I heard a well known televangelist explain that he no longer believed God was sovereign because one of his congregants had lost a child, and when she asked him why he didn’t know what to say. Will we really annul God’s judgements, condemn Him to justify ourselves? This particular leader wanted to be liked more than he desired to tell the truth. God is sovereign. Death is apart of this fallen world. New life…
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