2 Corinthians 5:20 New International Version (NIV)
20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.
God has made reconciliation through Christ.
Colossians 1:20 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
20 and through him to reconcile
everything to himself,
whether things on earth or things in heaven,
by making peace
through his blood, shed on the cross.
God brought everything and everybody back to Him by the blood Jesus shed on the cross. The whole was alienated from Him. God desired fellowship with His creation and everything that he made but because of sin there was separation. Now fellowship can take place again if people receive the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. The word of reconciliation has been committed to the ambassadors. The word (the scripture) has been entrusted to faithful and committed people who make every effort to make known God’s love and forgiveness of sins.
God the offended party is seeking reconciliation not the ones who did the offending. It was the love for his enemies that God sought them. God’s love is tremendous. HE wants everyone who will to receive this gospel. The gospel is a life jacket to a drowning person. This world with all its corruption and filth has nothing to offer. The world may try to make sin appealing but in the end it all leads to death. Death for an unbeliever is eternal separation from GOD which is what GOD does not want.
Romans 8:7 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
7 The mind-set of the flesh is hostile to God because it does not submit to God’s law. Indeed, it is unable to do so.
James 4:4 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
4 You adulterous people! Don’t you know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? So whoever wants to be the friend of the world becomes the enemy of God.
1 John 2:15 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
A Warning about the World
15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Jesus in his High Priest role is praying and interceding for people who have not received Him as Lord and Savior. We are all under God’s control and care even if we do not want admit it. The world and the entire universe belongs to God. We are small, weak and frail compared to our GOD. Yet HE is still patient with us. He is giving us chance after chance to receive Him.
Luke 23:34 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
34 Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, because they do not know what they are doing.”
He is still praying for us even when people lied on Him and had Him crucified for doing what pleased GOD. God’s will was important Jesus and He made sure to do it. He wasn’t worried so much about it fitting in with what the Pharisees and Sadducees did. They were more concerned with position, looking good in front of others, greed and lusting for money. These things were far from Jesus mind. God’s will for Jesus was Him dying on the cross for the sins of people. Jesus paid for sin with His blood. If people receive this, they can have fellowship and be reconciled to the Father which is what Father God wants.
2 Corinthians 5:21 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
21 He made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Now GOD desires for the world to come to Him. He desires for them to release, turn loose, and repent of sin. He desires his people to made new creatures in Christ Jesus, old things are passed away ( 2 Corinthians 5:17). We are now created in Christ Jesus for good works. Lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and pride of life are not things that we pursue anymore. We are looking for that new heaven and that new earth God promised us.
Revelation 21:1 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
The New Creation
21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
God makes all things new. This is why God is coming after the people that he created because he knows that this world is going to one day pass away and will not be here anymore.
I urge you today if you have not received the Lord Jesus today, change your mind before it is too late. Receive His salvation today. He will help us in this life and in the life to come. There is life after death with Jesus. There is eternal life which is the best life to have. Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!
John 18:38 Common English Bible (CEB)
38 “What is truth?” Pilate asked.
After Pilate said this, he returned to the Jewish leaders and said, “I find no grounds for any charge against him.
And that should have been the end of it but Pilate as he listened to the Jews accusations of Jesus began to care less and less about truth and began worrying about what would happen to him if he didn’t crucify Jesus. When we meet Jesus there are things that we begin to confront in ourselves. Pilate was finding out what kind of person he was in just this short amount of time with Jesus. Pilate was not looking good. This happens to all of us when we are confronted with Jesus. We begin to see those things that Jesus see. If we receive Jesus, we begin working on these things that do not make us look good and pleasing before God what is what he wants us to do. This is the truth people.
People today no longer have a publicly acknowledged standard of truth. Falsehood is proclaimed and eagerly accepted. Why is this? Because falsehood allows things contrary to the truth. If we know truth, then we should follow truth. Jesus is the truth. Listen to Him. Follow Jesus. Listen to the words of the bible and live. These are the words of eternal life.
John 6:54 King James Version (KJV)
54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
This is the person who believes and has faith in Jesus atoning sacrifice that He made on the cross. We have life in Him when we do so.
John 6:55-56 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
55 My flesh is the true food, and my blood is the true drink. 56 If you eat my flesh and drink my blood, you are one with me, and I am one with you.
Jesus wants people to come to Him, to believe in Him, and have fellowship with Him. He wants us to confront those things that separate us from God, whatever sins we are participating in, and quit doing them. Jesus will help us deal with our sins. Jesus does not desire sin to have control of you. God’s children are not slaves of the devil.
Romans 6:12-14 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
12 But don’t let sin control your life here on earth. You must not be ruled by the things your sinful self makes you want to do. 13 Don’t offer the parts of your body to serve sin. Don’t use your bodies to do evil, but offer yourselves to God, as people who have died and now live. Offer the parts of your body to God to be used for doing good.14 Sin will not be your master, because you are not under law. You now live under God’s grace.
Many of the people with Jesus at this time said this was a hard saying.
John 6:60 King James Version (KJV)
60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
It is hard because they would have to learn to live their life a different way. Their life would not be about them anymore, it would be all about God. There would be no fulfilling of the flesh. They would have to learn to live in the Spirit.
John 6:63 King James Version (KJV)
63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
We have life, eternal life, when we learn to live this way. You will not be missing anything in this fleshly carnal life. All things will be made new.
Revelation 21:1 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
The New Heaven and the New Earth
21 I saw a new heaven and a new earth. The first heaven and the first earth had disappeared, and so had the sea.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
17 Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new.
Oh by the way, this is the truth. It is the truth because it is infallible Word of God. Wikipedia says Biblical infallibility is the belief that what the Bible says regarding matters of faith and Christian practice is wholly useful and true. It is the “belief that the Bible is completely trustworthy as a guide to salvation and the life of faith and will not fail to accomplish its purpose.
God does not fail us. What He promised us shall come to pass. The bible is real and reliable and believable. God is asking us to live a life of faith.
Hebrews 11:1 King James Version (KJV)
11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Proverbs 3:13 Common English Bible (CEB)
Value of wisdom
13 Happy are those who find wisdom
and those who gain understanding.
John 13:17 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
17 If you know these things, great blessings will be yours if you do them.
When God asks us to do things that we think are hard God wants to do something we can’t. We realize that God is going to have to do this, if He wants this done. We start listening and paying attention waiting for when God wants us act. God wants to use us today church. We exist to please Him and do so gladly. When you realize your life is not your own but belongs to God, God will begin to use you in the earth realm.
God changes our character into His character when we go through difficulties, trials, and tribulations. We seek Him for answers and become more dependent on Him for solutions. Difficulties makes us more like Jesus.
Again this is the truth. Believe and read your bible. Amen!!!!!!!!
Galatians 5:18-25 New International Version (NIV)
18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
Those who have crucified the flesh do not live in the flesh but live in the Spirit. We have crucified our flesh in Christ.
Galatians 5:24 New International Version (NIV)
24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
We are to do this daily. We belong to Christ and our body belong to Christ. We honor Christ in our body by doing those things that are pleasing to Him.
Romans 8:13-14 New International Version (NIV)
13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.
14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.
God’s children live by the Spirit that God has given to us freely. We are His and live a life that is His. Our life is no longer ours. We no longer do what we want to do. We are no longer carnal and doing what the flesh wants to do. We are Spiritual and doing those things that the Spirit of God would have us to to. To live carnally is live a life that leads to death; eternal death, separation from the Father. This kind of living includes sexual immorality and fornication (sex outside of marriage) which is not pleasing to God; debauchery which is habitual and unrestrained lust and sensuality. God is not pleased with this kind of living; having idols (things that take the place of God) are not pleasing to God. Having hatred in our heart, discord (conflict, hostility, and ill will) against people, being jealous against our brothers and sisters and other people and fits of rage against people; God is not pleased with this. God does not like selfish ambition (always looking out for one’s self interests); dissensions (speech inciting people to rebel against God), factions (a small organized dissenting group within politics) and envy (desire to have a quality or possession that someone has), drunkenness (drinking until you have loss self control) orgies and the like (unrestrained sexual activity). These things lead to eternal punishment. If we are caught up in these things then we need to turn which is repent and come back to the Father.
There may be people saying you can live your life any kind of way and still make it into the kingdom of heaven. This is not true. We have to live as we have been told by the bible. The bible leads us to heaven if we follow and keep God’s word.
Revelation 21:27 New International Version (NIV)
27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
God is giving people opportunity now to come to Him for repentance before it is too late. The Lord is coming back for His church.
2 Peter 3:9-10 New International Version (NIV)
9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.
He’s coming back for His church. Those who have heard His words, listened, and prepared themselves for His return will make it to Heaven.
Matthew 25:1-13 New International Version (NIV)
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
25 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
9 “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’
12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
Don’t be like the ones who cannot enter but be like the ones who were expecting the Lord to come back just like He promised and was ready when He arrived.
Revelation 22:14-16 English Standard Version (ESV)
14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. 15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”
God does force his truth on anyone. We are given the choice to receive Him, to receive His salvation. If they wish not to receive the truth God will give them over to their wicked passions.
Romans 1:27-29 King James Version (KJV)
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
If we do not desire the truth God will give us exactly what we desire and we will suffer the consequences of our choice.
Receive God’s salvation today. Receive his forgiveness of sins and live a life in eternity with God instead of living a life tormened in Hell.
Father in Jesus name, I come before you today LORD asking that you be with the people who are bringing forth the word during these wicked times. Father I pray that you give them boldness to witness for you. Let them speak freely and with liberty unashamedly what You have given them. Let them not fear.
Acts 4:29 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
29 And now, Lord, listen to what they are saying. They are trying to make us afraid. We are your servants. Help us to say what you want us to say without fear.
God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). Father let your preachers and your church be fearless. Let the people of the church be God pleasers and not people pleasers. If we are people pleasers then we care about the opinion of people and will be easily swayed to do things that look good in front of people. God pleasers are more concerned about how they look in front of God and want to be well pleasing to Him.
Father I pray give your preachers, church leaders, and church courage to do what our bible tells us. Father I pray let the preachers and church leaders move forward in the things of God. Father let them be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and move in the direction that God would have them to move in. Father help preachers, church leaders, and your church to follow you Lord no matter what; to surrender and exalt the name of our Lord everywhere we go.
Father help us to love even when we are not shown love. Jesus loves us and our response to the Lord should be to live like Him. The life of Jesus was declared “pleasing” in the sight of God by the Father himself.
Matthew 17:5 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
5 While Peter was talking, a bright cloud came over them. A voice came from the cloud and said, “This is my Son, the one I love. I am very pleased with him. Obey him!”
Jesus was always completely obedient to the Father. He knew the scripture and obeyed it. During Jesus time here on the earth He touched many lives.
1. Born to a virgin – Miracles of Jesus
2. Changing water into wine – Miracles of Jesus
3. Healing of the royal official’s son – Miracles of Jesus
4. Healing of the Capernaum demoniac – Miracles of Jesus
5. Healing of Peter’s mother-in-law – Miracles of Jesus
6. Healing the sick during the evening – Miracles of Jesus
7. Catching a large number of fish – Miracles of Jesus
8. Healing a leper – Miracles of Jesus
9. Miracle of healing a centurion’s servant – Miracles of Jesus
10. Healing a paralyzed man – Miracles of Jesus
11. Healing a withered hand – Miracles of Jesus
12. Raising a widow’s son – Miracles of Jesus
13. Calming the storm – Miracles of Jesus
14. Healing the Gerasene man possessed by demons – Miracles of Jesus
15. Healing a woman with internal bleeding – Miracles of Jesus
16. Raising Jairus’ daughter – Miracles of Jesus
17. Healing two blind men – Miracles of Jesus
18. Healing a mute demon-possessed man – Miracles of Jesus
19. Healing a 38 year invalid – Miracles of Jesus
20. Feeding 5000 men and their families – Miracles of Jesus
21. Walking on water – Miracles of Jesus
22. Miraculous healing of many people in Gennesaret
23. Healing a girl possessed by a demon – Miracles of Jesus
24. Healing a deaf man with a speech impediment – Miracles of Jesus
25. Feeding the 4,000 men and their families – Miracles of Jesus
26. Healing a blind man – Miracles of Jesus
27. Healing a man born blind – Miracles of Jesus
28. Healing a demon-possessed boy – Miracles of Jesus
29. Catching a fish with a coin in its mouth – Miracles of Jesus
30. Healing a blind and mute man who was demon-possessed – Miracles of Jesus
31. Healing a woman with an 18-year infirmity – Miracles of Jesus
32. Healing a man with dropsy – Miracles of Jesus
33. Healing 10 lepers – Miracles of Jesus
34. Raising of Lazarus – Miracles of Jesus
35. Healing Bartimaeus of blindness – Miracles of Jesus
36. Jesus curses the fig tree with no fruit – Miracles of Jesus
37. Restoring a severed ear – Miracles of Jesus
38. The resurrection of Jesus – Miracles of Jesus
39. Catching 153 fish – Miracles of Jesus
40. The ascension of Jesus – Miracles of Jesus
Father GOD as we feel you tugging on us to do something, let us be obedient to You so that You may move in the life of those who need you. Amen!!!!!!!!