OUR BLESSED HOPE IS JESUS !


HE has a NAME

Philippians 2: 9-11

Therefore God exalted Jesus to the highest place, and gave Him the name above all names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Too many of us when witnessing to Non-Believers about GOD use the word god. The word god means a multitude of things to a multitude of people.

There is NO POWER in using the word god…it is vague.

We as believers tend to use titles to reference HIS NAME; such as King of Kings, Savior, Lord of Lords, Christ, Messiah, Son of God and many more.
All are correct and biblical, BUT without Power and have little meaning to the people we witness to that have almost zero Biblical knowledge.

JESUS said HIS Sheep know HIM and hear HIS Voice. Therefore, when you speak His name among people a line appears in the sand between you and them.

That line represents what JESUS came here to do. He came to divide the Wheat from the Tears, the Few from the Many, the Believers from Non-Believer’s as He separates the Found from the Lost.

When you claim Him as your own it will cost you dearly as people you love: your Father, Mother, Sister, Brother, Children, and Grand Children, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins…your entire family may ultimately turn against you because of your belief in JESUS.

Like you they were created in the image of God, with a Sin Gene contained within their DNA. God cannot look upon Sin. And like you they need to repent of their sins and place their Faith in the Life, Death and Resurrection of JESUS.

Believing in JESUS Alone is the ONLY way for them to be in heaven with you. When this life you live is over, the reality of your real life with JESUS will begin for Eternity. Their real life will begin as well, but without JESUS.
You then will have a new Eternal Family, because you and every person who has placed their faith in JESUS the SON of GOD has become a Child of GOD’s forever family. So, when you witness to those you love and want to be with you in Heaven…Don’t refer to the word god. Instead use the

NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES…. JESUS.

JESUS came to make all things new again. It’s not the end of the world that everyone hears when we speak about what is coming. It is a NEW BEGINNING…back to the future, a New Genesis.

At the name of JESUS the demons tremble and at the NAME of JESUS every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that HE Is LORD. So, stop using the word god when witnessing to people. Instead Say The Name. …JESUS.
Draw the line in the sand between you and them. Let them know whom YOU belong to and that you have not placed your faith in legends, myths or fairy tales. Your faith stands on History, Archeology, Science and most of all Prophecy, which is pre-written History by God in His very own Scriptures, HIS Autobiography called the HOLY Bible.

Learn to defend your FAITH in JESUS.

Tell those you love that they need to call on the NAME of JESUS because there is SALVATION in no other name on earth but HIS. Stand there before them on behalf of the LORD and extend your hand, and help them to CROSS the line in the sand to Eternal Life…so they can live with you in Heaven…FOREVER.

There is Power ONLY in the NAME of JESUS.

 

THE CORNERSTONE OF HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE

1 Peter: 4-5

As you come to Jesus, the living stone, rejected by men, but chosen and precious in God’s sight, you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

 

JESUS is the Cornerstone of HIS One True Church. Each of the walls are made up of the True Believers in the Son of God. We are the Living Stones of His One True Church that He Redeemed.

At many of the Churches I have spoken at I frequently meet Christians who react to a Born Again Messianic Jew by exclaiming, “How awesome and special it must be”, they say “I wish I were one of the chosen people.” While I appreciate their love of the Jewish people, I always point out that if you know Jesus, the Bible says you ARE one of God’s chosen people.

Then I might add, just remember that being chosen has its burdens as well as its blessings. If you’ve seen Fiddler on the Roof, you will remember Tevye the dairy man. Tevye dryly suggested that maybe “for once, just for once God, could you choose someone else”.

From Tevye’s perspective, being the chosen people had a high price—persecutions, wanderings and broken dreams—while the benefits of being chosen remained elusive here on earth. Others have struggled with the concept of “chosen people”. Some have gone so far as to ask, “What makes the Jews think they are so special, that God would choose them over all other people?”

Such questions thinly disguise the resentment that has often boiled up into vehement Anti-Semitism. That resentment provoked a poet to write, “How odd of God to choose the Jews, but not so odd as those who choose the Jewish God and hate the Jews.”

The Jewish people are not God’s only chosen ones. The Hebrew word for chosen, bachar, reflects the more familiar New Testament concept of Election. The Church of Jesus Christ is the ELECT of God (2 Timothy 2:10). If you have received JESUS as your Messiah and Savior, that means that God chose you too !

God keeps HIS PROMISES to both HIS “Chosen Peoples”, Israel and the Church—for HIS Name’s sake. Both of us also experience the same resentment the world feels toward God’s chosen people. All you have to do is tell the average person that Jesus Christ is the only way to have a relationship with God. People will resent you for being narrow-minded, just as they resent my Jewish people for being exclusive.

Israel and the Church both represent the blessing of God’s choosing. Both demonstrate the truth of God’s Love and Faithfulness, His Mercy and His Grace.
Both may experience deep and abiding failure. Both may be resented, hated even persecuted by the world. Yet both are people of Great Destiny with a Hope Filled Future.

That future is secure, not because of the strength or the goodness of those who were chosen, but because of the faithful, loving and all-powerful God who chooses, so that He Himself might receive the GLORY.

JESUS is the Cornerstone of our Faith for ETERNITY.

SEEK the seeds of TRUTH, and God will plant them in your heart. Read the Word of God and let the words water the seeds until they grow and FAITH is born anew in your heart of hearts.

Then as you walk before the ONE TRUE GOD in TRUTH and FAITH, His promises will fill your days with JOY giving you everlasting HOPE for your future.

WHY…..BECAUSE   The CROSS is The Birth Place of Truth, Faith and OUR HOPE.

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