A fathers desire for his children

A son’s love for his father,     Image  

Do we who claim to be Christians, believers in, and followers of Jesus Christ really take the word of Jesus as truth, or do we engage in adding to the writings of the bible as it pleases our desires and needs for a volentary sacrafical lamb who loves us so much that he would die for our sins, although he, himself was sinless.

Mat 26:42   He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. 

Jhn 5:30   I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. 

Jhn 14:27   Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Jhn 14:28   Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. 
Jhn 14:29   And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. 
 Jhn 14:30   Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. 
Jhn 14:31   But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence. 

As we see in Genisis 6 the story of the flood caused by God to destroy mankind.
Gen 6:17   And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die. 
Then we see in the following, that God regretted his own actions, and vowed never to do it again.
Gen 8:21   And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. 
 As we see in John 1;29  John the baptist said  ” the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” no mention of the sins of man. 
Jhn 1:29  The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. 

In the Old Testiment we learned that the one offering the sacrifice, was also the one who was asking forgiveness for a wrong they had committed, against another.

I have always wondered how God making the great sacrifice he did , could in any way forgive the sin man had committed against God.

I know heritic is resting on the tongue of many, and it will flow easily when I venture to write these next few words.
Could the sacrifice of his only son be a repentant request for all God’s children to forgive him for actions taken against those same children. And come home to that repentant father.?
Lets look at the following.
Jhn 3:16   For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Jhn 3:17   For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 

Far reaching commandments

I have been away from this blog for a while, I have been commenting on a blog (progressive CoC)  they teach we have been freed from the commandments of God in the Old testament, by Faith in Jesus , and the grace of God The Father. I have been pushing back against this false doctrine, but I must admit without the success that I had hoped for. as the New Testament plainly states we have not been freed from obedience to the Word of God.

Mat 15:1   Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, Mat 15:2   Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not

their hands when they eat bread.  Mat 15:3   But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the

commandment of God by your tradition?  Mat 15:4   For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that

curseth father or mother, let him die the death.  Mat 15:5   But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by

whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; Mat 15:7   Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,  Mat 15:8   This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with

their lips; but their heart is far from me. Mat 15:9   But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of

men.

Mat 22:36   Master, which is the great commandment in the law?  Mat 22:37   Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and

with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  Mat 22:38   This is the first and great commandment.  Mat 22:39   And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  Mat 22:40   On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

All the laws and all the prophycies are based upon these two commands. Yes there are

only “TWO” GREAT COMMAMDMENTS, but they are far reaching, brother really far

reaching. We have to obey these before the others even come into play.

Rom 13:8  Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath

fulfilled the law.  Rom 13:9   For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not

steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other

commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy

neighbour as thyself.  Rom 13:10   Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.  Rom 13:11  And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for

now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

In search of a leader

On a brother’s blog from Alabama, he has a series explaining the way to and not to conduct a search to replace a preacher who is leaving.  More than once he has compared the Church’s search for a preacher to that of the search for a lifelong partner, a wife.
Am I wrong, or does the Church not already have a lifelong commitment to a husband, and that husband is committed to caring for his wife. Has that marriage become so boring that the bride is now looking for something glamorous, and exciting? Well as far as I can recall the wife of Christ was never promised the glamorous, life of the rich starlets of Hollywood, but right the opposite, a life of giving, a life of service, a life of hate and opposition, how can a wife go into a marriage hoping for more than a husband can give, like many marriages wives go in knowing full well what the circumstances are, but say yes, but I will change him. No a marriage is a commitment to work for mutual good of that marriage, and whatever springs from it.
Has the marriage of the Church to Jesus Christ become so boring that the wife of Jesus has become willing to jump into bed with Satan in order to spice up her own life, has worship of God become so boring that we need dancing with great bands playing in order to justify our coming to church meetings? No bobbles and, bangles, and beads will only last so long, how much longer will it be before they demand blood on the altar, now that would really get the old heart pumping, wow, what a worship service that will be. This may be extreme now, but how long will it be extreme. When we build the worship service around what the worshipers desire, in order to bring them (and their purse) into the building, who knows where it will lead. It has already lead to a place where some of us are not willing to go, but some seem willing to take the next step, no matter what that step entails.
A dove on the altar, really wouldn’t be that bad would it? Well that is the way it starts small, but it grows. Anybody got any small children they don’t need? In my opinion some have already placed their soul on that alter of excitement, in a thousand years (could be sooner the way things are moving) who knows what will be offered in order to please that false god? And maybe they will look back to us as being the ones who started the slide.
What God brought together, let no man pull apart. I would surely fear to be that man that pulled Christ’s bride from his arms.

Second Coming

Are we waiting for something that has already happened ?  

Mat 4:4  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Mat 16:27  For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
Mat 16:28  Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
(some  consider this as a baffling statement, but hasn’t this already happened, even written about in the bible? did the Apostles not see Jesus after his resurrection ? his second comming)

Jhn 12:47  And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
Jhn 12:48  He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
(Is not the day of judgment with us every day? we seem to be expecting more from Jesus than was promised, did he not say his job was finished, did he not ask us not to pray to him, expecting him to pass it on)

Jhn 17:4  I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
Jhn 19:30  When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
(I don’t know how it could be more plainly spoken)

1Cr 15:22  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
1Cr 15:23  But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.   (but every man in his own order)
1Cr 15:24 Then [cometh] the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
1Cr 15:25  For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
1Cr 15:26  The last enemy [that] shall be destroyed [is] death.
  (didn’t that happen already?)
1Cr 15:27  For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under [him, it is] manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
1Cr 15:28  And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
1Cr 15:29  Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
1Cr 15:30  And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
(another baffling verse, to some, but not really, What Paul said here is “if Jesus was not raised from death, why be baptized into a dead person”) (if Jesus was not raised, none of us will be)
Hbr 10:12  But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
Hbr 10:13  From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
Hbr 10:14  For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

The law of Mose…

The law of Moses dealt with the flesh trying to change the spirit.  through physical punishment, did not work. Yes they physically feared God so they obeyed the law, but they hated it, and feared the one who imposed it upon them. God saw the law did not change souls, only actions, so he drafted another covenant.  

 The law of Jesus deals with the spirit to change the flesh.  through first changing the heart/core of man, through love, instead of punishment, when you see a person doing good things with their hands, and happily doing so, we think Jesus has gotten through to this person. But really only God can see the heart. I guess we will see if the “New covenant” works better than the “Old” only God and time will tell.  

 Rom 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

It is not easy, as Paul said, but we have got to get both body and soul obeying the law of Jesus. A righteous Soul has to control a sinful body, not the other way around.  

 Rom 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death

WORSHIP WHO !

 

“We are worshiping a risen savior”  This is the prevailing belief, and direction, that

exists in “church” today.

The church today has replaced the creator with the created, “Oh my goodness ! ” I do

think I just heard a few members exclaim, “what does he mean created didn’t Jesus

exist with God in the beginning”? I don’t know anymore about that than you do, but I do

know that the bible says that the position of Christ the savior, the anointed one, the son

of God, the lamb of God, were created.

Isa 9:6  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be

upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God,

The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Isa 9:7 ————————–   The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

The bible plainly states that God will create this position. Whether the person/ spirit of

Jesus was created at his birth, does not matter, the office he held was. And it was

created by God.

You cannot with any certainty say that you did not existed before your birth either, if you

can prove it either way I would like to hear it. You can come as near to doing that as you

can in proving Jesus existed before birth.

 

How did Jesus describe himself.

Jhn 4:34  Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to

finish his work.

Jhn 5:30   I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just;

because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

Jhn 8:42   Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I

proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

Jhn 8:43   Why do ye not understand my speech? [even] because ye cannot hear my

word.  (I ask the same thing, “why can’t you understand this”?)

Jhn 13:16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither

he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

It truly baffles me as to why people can’t understand what Jesus is saying here, I am not

God, I was sent by God. I didn’t volunteer, I was sent. God volunteered me.

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