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The best diagnosis of Christmas was given by a doctor over 2000 years ago. The doctor’s name? Luke. His diagnosis is found in the second chapter of his Inspired record, known to us Christians as the Gospel according to saint Luke. In the eleventh verse we have the message or diagnosis. “Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” (KJV) Note the clear diagnosis from the doctor:

“UNTO YOU” — That is Personal

“THIS DAY” — That is PresentImage

“A SAVIOR” — That is Precious

We must remember, there is all the difference in the world between Christmas and Christ! Millions make a holiday over Christmas and often a mockery over Christ. Too often, Christ is cruelly crowded out of the special day which is intended as a day to remember Him. Holiness is hidden under a pile of holly. The wreath is hung higher than the Cross and worst of all, the precious Savior all too often is supplanted by Santa Claus! This should never be the case with Christians who are to Lift High Jesus Christ!

But without Christ, there can be no true Christmas. Without Jesus there is nothing about which to sing, or anything over which to rejoice! Outward merriment, too, often becomes inward mockery to the starved soul. It is past time for all to turn back to the old prescription of Doctor Luke! Let us meditate upon his words:

“UNTO YOU” …this is a personal message about a personal Savior and there should be no evasion or denial. What have you done with the Lord Jesus Christ? Have you received Him as your Personal Savior?

“THIS DAY” …yes, this very moment as you read, God is offering you the Greatest Christmas Gift that keeps Giving for all Eternity, His Only begotten Son! 2Corinthians 9:15 “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” John 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.

“A SAVIOR” …this is Christ, the Precious One who went to the Cruel Cross for us all! Because of His Grace, unmerited favor, His Atoning death on the Cross, all who receive Him become “2Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Remember Doctor Luke’s prescription? We all can receive the Free Gift from God. Have you received Him? Merry Christmas!

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I would like to share how the Lord Refreshed me on my vacation!!

I needed a Fresh perspective so I sought the Lord!! LONG o so LONG struggle with my mothers Graduation to Glory left me Drained… What shall I do Lord? Then a friend invited me to come and share with the Homeless outreach in Indianapolis!! I set out to go to a family reunion in Ohio and be with family but the Lord had other plans…lol Just like Him to move in mysterious ways!! I Prayed and cried to the Lord….Just One O Lord…May One be Blessed and Touched by your Word coming through my mouth and life!! My God did something I must share!! HE TOUCHED ME!!! Yes He TOUCHED ME!!

My friends Pastor and some other of her Church folk were so Open to Minister to those homeless folks it really Touched my heart!! We estimated 150 Homeless came to get food, cloths and support…Well they Lined up and could not get the physical provisions until they got a Spiritual Provision.. The Pastor played her guitar and we sang Amazing Grace!! Amazing Grace!! The Spirit of God then moved me to a different Message than I had planned!! Strong was the Presence of the Lord that Saturday in Indy!!

The Message the Lord laid on my while we sang Amazing Grace is as follows; Isa 61:1 ¶ “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;” This describes most of the beautiful souls we saw Saturday!! So many ,brokenhearted, Bound in sin, needing MERCY!! I am tearing up!! My people were there!! Your people were there!! They need Jesus!! Isa 61:2 “To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;” I saw many of the 150 who were needing Comfort!! They needed NOT a hand out~~but a Hand up!!!

God is very much interested in our soul winning the down and forgotten. The ones who are hungry physically & spiritually. God is Not all concerned with who goes to church every Sunday, because I have found that Most (notice I did not say all) of the Sunday Church folks are HELL Raisers the other 6 days. God have Mercy!! I don’t know how long we sang and Preached, maybe 45 minutes? The people were in line and I could see the Lord moving!! Isa 61:3 “To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.” Anyone needing Forgiveness, Cry out to God till He comes and Saves you!! Keep Crying out for Mercy…WEEP because of your sins and Cry till He Showers you with Mercy!! His Mercy and Grace is before you now!! He is Providing your cloths and physical food through His people!! Praise the Lord Jesus for Dying on a Cross to Save your souls and Anoint you with the Joy of Gladness!! Cry to Jesus for Mercy till He answers!! Mercy triumphs over Judgment!! James 2:12 “Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, 13 because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment!”

I saw the Lord Jesus being GLORIFIED Saturday!! He was using me and others to Show Christ in us the Hope of Glory!! That HE might be Glorified!! We are Jesus Ambassadors!!! We Represent Jesus!! I saw that in action!! Blessed my Soul!!! You see Faith without works is DEAD…James 2:14 What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? 15 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.”

I confess~~I went hoping to see some come to Christ and found myself being Ministered too!! Spirit of the Living God!! Fall FRESH on me!! Was my prayer for that day~~He did!! Spirit came down and Ministered!! This was my trip to Indy!! Was Refreshing to my spirit!! If you who are reading this blog do not know Christ as your Savior, Cry to Him now for Mercy!! Cry out for forgiveness!! You are a sinner and need to Repent and turn to Christ!! He died for you on a Cross to Cleanse you from your sins with His own Blood…He was Raised from the Dead after three days!! Believe Jesus did this for you!! Cry to Him!! He will Save!! All that God may be Glorified!!

 

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ABBA.............................Romans 8:15 
ADVOCATE.........................I John 2:1 (kjv) 
ALMIGHTY.........................Genesis 17:1 
ALPHA............................Revelation 22:13 
AMEN.............................Revelation 3:14 
ANCIENT OF DAYS..................Daniel 7:9 
ANOINTED ONE.....................Psalm 2:2 
APOSTLE..........................Hebrews 3:1 
ARM OF THE LORD..................Isaiah 53:1 
AUTHOR OF LIFE...................Acts 3:15 
AUTHOR OF OUR FAITH..............Hebrews 12:2 

BEGINNING.........................Revelation 21:6 
BLESSED & HOLY RULER..............1 Timothy 6:15 
BRANCH............................Jeremiah 33:15 
BREAD OF GOD......................John 6:33 
BREAD OF LIFE.....................John 6:35 
BRIDEGROOM........................Isaiah 62:56 
BRIGHT MORNING STAR...............Revelation 22:16 

CHIEF SHEPHERD.....................1 Peter 5:4 
CHOSEN ONE.........................Isaiah 42:1 
CHRIST.............................Matthew 22:42 
CHRIST OF GOD......................Luke 9:20 
CHRIST THE LORD....................Luke 2:11 
CHRIST, SON OF LIVING GOD..........Matthew 16:16 
COMFORTER..........................John 14:26(kjv) 
COMMANDER..........................Isaiah 55:4 
CONSOLATION OF ISRAEL...............Luke 2:25 
CONSUMING FIRE......................Deut. 4:24, Heb. 12:29 
CORNERSTONE.........................Isaiah 28:16 
COUNSELOR...........................Isaiah 9:6 
CREATOR.............................1 Peter 4:19 

DELIVERER..............................Romans 11:26 
DESIRED OF ALL NATIONS.................Haggai 2:7 
DOOR...................................John 10:7(kjv) 

END....................................Revelation 21:6 
ETERNAL GOD............................Deut. 33:27 
EVERLASTING FATHER.....................Isaiah 9:6 

FAITHFUL & TRUE........................Revelation 19:11 
FAITHFUL WITNESS.......................Revelation 1:5 
FATHER.................................Matthew 6:9 
FIRSTBORN (3)........................................Rom.8:29,Rev.1:5,Col.1:15 
FIRSTFRUITS............................1 Cor.15:20-23 
FOUNDATION.............................1 Cor. 3:11 
FRIEND OF TAX COLLECTORS & SINNERS.....Matthew 11:19 

GENTLE WHISPER.........................1 Kings 19:12 
GIFT OF GOD............................John 4:10 
GLORY OF THE LORD......................Isaiah 40:5 
GOD....................................Genesis 1:1 
GOD ALMIGHTY...........................Genesis 17:1 
GOD OVER ALL...........................Romans 9:5 
GOD WHO SEES ME........................Genesis 16:13 
GOOD SHEPHERD..........................John 10:11 
GREAT HIGH PRIEST......................Hebrews 4:14 
GREAT SHEPHERD.........................Hebrews 13:20 
GUIDE..................................Psalm 48:14 

HEAD OF THE BODY.......................Colossians 1:18 
HEAD OF THE CHURCH.....................Ephesians 5:23 
HEIR OF ALL THINGS.....................Hebrews 1:2 
HIGH PRIEST............................Hebrews 3:1 
HIGH PRIEST FOREVER....................Hebrews 6:20 
HOLY ONE...............................Acts 2:27 
HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL.....................Isaiah 49:7 
HOLY SPIRIT............................John 15:26 
HOPE...................................Titus 2:13 
HORN OF SALVATION......................Luke 1:69 

I AM....................................Exodus 3:14, John 8:58 
IMAGE OF GOD............................2 Cor. 4:4 
IMAGE OF HIS PERSON.....................Hebrews 1:3 (kjv) 
IMMANUEL................................Isaiah 7:14 

JEALOUS..............................Exodus 34:14 (kjv) 
JEHOVAH..............................Psalm 83:18 (kjv) 
JESUS................................Matthew 1:21 
JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD................Romans 6:23 
JUDGE................................Isaiah 33:22, Acts 10:42 

KING.................................Zechariah 9:9 
KING ETERNAL.........................1 Timothy 1:17 
KING OF KINGS........................1 Timothy 6:15 
KING OF THE AGES.....................Revelation 15:3 

LAMB OF GOD...........................John 1:29 
LAST ADAM.............................1 Cor. 15:45 
LAWGIVER..............................Isaiah 33:22 
LEADER................................Isaiah 55:4 
LIFE..................................John 14:6 
LIGHT OF THE WORLD....................John 8:12 
LIKE AN EAGLE.........................Deut. 32:11 
LILY OF THE VALLEYS...................Song 2:1 
LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH............Revelation 5:5 
LIVING STONE..........................1 Peter 2:4 
LIVING WATER..........................John 4:10 
LORD..................................John 13:13 
LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.....................Revelation 15:3 
LORD JESUS CHRIST.....................1 Cor. 15:57 
LORD OF ALL...........................Acts 10:36 
LORD OF GLORY ........................1 Cor. 2:8 
LORD OF HOSTS.........................Haggai 1:5 
LORD OF LORDS.........................1 Tim. 6:15 
LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS..............Jeremiah 23:6 
LOVE.................................1 John 4:8 

MAN OF SORROWS.........................Isaiah 53:3 
MASTER..................................Luke 5:5 
MEDIATOR................................1 Timothy 2:5 
MERCIFUL GOD............................Jeremiah 3:12 
MESSENGER OF THE COVENANT................Malachi 3:1 
MESSIAH................................. John 4:25 
MIGHTY GOD...............................Isaiah 9:6 
MIGHTY ONE...............................Isaiah 60:16 

NAZARENE.................................Matthew 2:23 

OFFSPRING OF DAVID.......................Revelation 22:16 
OMEGA....................................Revelation 22:13 
ONLY BEGOTTEN SON........................John 1:18(kjv) 
OUR PASSOVER LAMB........................1 Cor. 5:7 
OUR PEACE................................Ephesians 2:14 

POTTER...................................Isaiah 64:8 
POWER OF GOD.............................1 Cor. 1:24 
PRINCE OF PEACE..........................Isaiah 9:6 
PROPHET..................................Acts 3:22 
PURIFIER.................................Malachi 3:3 

RABBONI (TEACHER)........................John 20:16 
RADIANCE OF GOD'S GLORY..................Heb.1:3 
REDEEMER.................................Job 19:25 
REFINER'S FIRE...........................Malachi 3:2 
RESURRECTION.............................John 11:25 
RIGHTEOUS ONE............................1 John 2:1 
ROCK.....................................1 Cor.10:4 
ROOT OF DAVID............................Rev. 22:16 
ROSE OF SHARON...........................Song 2:1 
RULER OF GOD'S CREATION..................Rev. 3:14 
RULER OVER KINGS OF EARTH................Rev 1:5 
RULER OVER ISRAEL........................Micah 5:2 

SAVIOR...................................Luke 2:11 
SCEPTER OUT OF ISRAEL....................Numbers 24:17 
SEED.....................................Genesis 3:15 
SERVANT..................................Isaiah 42:1 
SHEPHERD OF OUR SOULS....................1Peter 2:25 
SHIELD...................................Genesis 15:1 
SON OF DAVID.............................Matthew 1:1 
SON OF GOD...............................Matthew 27:54 
SON OF MAN...............................Matthew 8:20 
SON OF THE MOST HIGH.....................Luke 1:32 
SOURCE...................................Hebrews 5:9 
SPIRIT OF GOD............................Genesis 1:2 
STAR OUT OF JACOB........................Numbers 24:17 
STONE....................................1 Peter 2:8 
SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.....................Malachi 4:2 

TEACHER...................................John 13:13 
TRUE LIGHT................................John 1:9 
TRUE WITNESS..............................Revelation 3:14 
TRUTH.....................................John 14:6 

VINE......................................John 15:5 

WAY........................................John 14:6 
WISDOM OF GOD..............................1 Cor. 1:24 
WITNESS....................................Isaiah 55:4 
WONDERFUL..................................Isaiah 9:6 
WORD.......................................John 1:1 
WORD OF GOD................................Revelation 19:13

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Millions of professing Christians around the Globe are celebrating Holy week! Why is it Holy? Simply put, Jesus Christ was and is our Sacrificial Lamb! He was Sacrificed on a Roman Cross and Shed His sinless Blood to Wash Away your sins and mine! That is why it is Holy! To top if off, God Raised His Son from the Dead on the third day. After He was placed in a borrowed tomb! Hallelujah, CHRIST IS RISEN! He IS RISEN INDEED! Why don’t you believe? Why don’t you honestly look at the evidence and quit doubting! Do you Know Jesus? Are you known by Jesus? May I introduce Him to you? Some of you may be familiar with the following, some, not so much! Here goes:

The Bible Says: MY King is the King of the Jews.

He is the King of Israel.

He is the King of Righteousness.

He is the King of the Ages.

He is the King of Heaven.

He is the King of Glory.

He is the King of Kings.

He is Lord of Lords.

That’s MY King! I wonder… Do you know Him?

MY King is a Sovereign King.

No means of Measure can define his Limitless Love.

He is Enduringly Strong.

He is Entirely Sincere.

He is Eternally Steadfast.

He is Immortally Graceful.

He is Imperially Powerful.

He is Impartially Merciful.

Do you know him?

He is the Greatest Phenomenon that has ever crossed the Horizon of this World.

He is God’s Son.

He is the Sinner’s Saviour.

He is the Centerpiece of Civilization.

He is Unparalleled.

He is Unprecedented.

He is the Loftiest Idea in Literature.

He is the Highest Personality in Philosophy.

He is the Fundamental Doctrine of True Theology.

He is the ONLY One Qualified to be an ALL Sufficient Saviour.

I Wonder if You know Him today?

He supplies Strength to the Weak.

He is Available for the Tempted and the Tried.

He Sympathizes and He Saves.

He Strengthens and Sustains.

He Guards and He Guides.

He Heals the Sick. He Cleansed the Lepers.

He Forgives Sinners. He Discharges Debtors.

He Delivers the Captive. He Defends the Feeble.

He Blesses the Young. He Serves the Unfortunate.

He Regards the Aged. He Rewards the Diligent.

And He Beautifies the Meek. Uh..

I Wonder if you Know Him?

He is the Key to Knowledge.

He is the Wellspring of Wisdom.

He is the Doorway of Deliverance.

He is the Pathway of Peace.

He is the Roadway of Righteousness.

He is the Highway of Holiness.

He is the Gateway of Glory.

Do you know him??

Well….

His Life is Matchless!

His Goodness is Limitless!

His Mercy is Everlasting!

His Love NEVER Changes!

His Word is Enough!

His Grace is Sufficient!

His Reign is Righteous!

And

His Yoke is Easy! And

His Burden is Light!

I wish I could describe Him to ya!

He is Indescribable!

He is Incomprehensible!

He is Invincible!

He is Irresistible!

Where You Can’t Get Him Out of Your Mind!

You Can’t Get Him Off Your Hand!

You Can’t Outlive Him!

And You Can’t Live Without Him!

The Pharisees Couldn’t Stand Him!

But They Found Out That They Couldn’t Stop Him!

Pilate Couldn’t Find Any Fault in Him!

Herod Couldn’t Kill Him!

Death Couldn’t Handle Him!

And The Grave COULDN’T Hold Him!!

THAT’S MY KING!!

THAT’S MY KING!!

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I desire the Deep things of God. I am not satisfied with the basics of Biblical Christianity, even though I am compelled to preach the basics, because many of God’s children seem to be illiterate and still sucking on the bottle. By this I am stating that many if not most in the Church today cannot even tell a seeker why they are lost, not to mention how they might be Saved. One of the Deep things of God is the Person-hood of Christ. Who is He? Is He Deity? Just a prophet? Just a Spirit filled man? Is He God in the Flesh? Does it really matter what God’s Word says? Does the Bible only speak to the people mentioned in the Bible? Does Jesus ever claim that He is God? Does Jesus ever claim to be the Messiah? These questions were raised and discussed at Bible Study recently and I wanted to share the Scriptures that clearly speak to the Character of Jesus. I have heard many preachers and teachers that deny that Jesus claimed to be the Christ (Messiah) and say that Jesus was not God in the flesh. So I will simply say, what does Jesus say? Let us hear Him speak and the Holy Spirit speak through the prophets and Apostles. We need not the opinions of man, but the opinion of God! So is Jesus God in the flesh? Our very Salvation Depends on the Deity of Jesus Christ! If Jesus is not Divine, we are still lost in our sins because a Holy God requires a Holy Sacrifice to Atone for sins!

Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

John 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

John 8:51 I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.”
52 At this the Jews exclaimed, “Now we know that you are demon-possessed! Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that if anyone keeps your word, he will never taste death.
53 Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?”
54 Jesus replied, “If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.
55 Though you do not know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and keep his word.
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.”
57 “You are not yet fifty years old,” the Jews said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!”
58 “I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!”
59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.

Exodus 3:13 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”
14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. {14 Or <I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE>} This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”
15 God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The LORD, {15 The Hebrew for <LORD> sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for <I AM> in verse 14.} the God of your fathers– the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob– has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was with God in the beginning.

Revelation 19:13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.

John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, {14 Or <the Only Begotten>} who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Jesus indeed existed before the Creation, not just as a thought or plan!

John 17:1 ¶ These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. 3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

Matthew 26:60 But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward
61 and declared, “This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.’”
62 Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, “Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?”
63 But Jesus remained silent.
The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.”
64
“Yes, it is as you say,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
65 Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy.
66 What do you think?” “He is worthy of death,” they answered.
67 Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him
68 and said, “Prophesy to us, Christ. Who hit you?”

Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,10 and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. (NIV)

Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: (KJV)

There is but One God and His Name is Jesus! You may ask, how Can God Die? Well very Simple. God is a Spirit. Jesus through the Incarnation, became flesh. John 1:1 ¶ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God.” John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” Who is the Word? Revelation 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.” When He died on the Cross it was only His Flesh that died. 1Pe 2:24 “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” Jesus is God in the flesh and His flesh died and paid for our sins and He arose by His own Spirit on the third day to secure Eternal Life to all who would Repent of their sins and believe in His Sacrificial Death and Resurrection! Hallelujah! I am sure many will deny the Deity of Jesus Christ and will suffer the consequences. I Trust it will not be you dear reader! Don’t Listen to mans opinion about who Jesus is or is not, Read the Inspired Word!

Last exhortation in closing:

Jude 1:3 ¶ Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. (KJV)

3 Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. (NIV)

4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. (KJV)

4 For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. (NIV)

 

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1. Jesus came to die and destroy Satan’s power – Heb. 2:14

2. Jesus came to fulfill the Law and the Prophets – Matt. 5:17

3. Jesus came to give life – John 10:10,28

4. Jesus came to taste death for everyone – Heb. 2:9

5. Jesus came to proclaim freedom for believers – Luke 4:18

6. Jesus claimed to be God – John 8:24; 8:56-59 (see Exodus 3:14);10:30-33

7. Jesus created all things – John 1:3; Col. 1:15-17

8. Jesus is before all things – Col. 1:17

9. Jesus is eternal – John 1:1,14;8:5 8

10. Jesus is honored the same as the Father – John 5:23

11. Jesus is prayed to – Acts 7:54-60

12. Jesus is worshipped – Matt. 2:2,8,11;14:33;28:9,17 John 9:35-37

13. Jesus is called God – John 1:1,14;20:28 Col. 2:9 Tit. 2:13

14. Jesus is omnipresent – Matt 28:20

15. Jesus is with us always – Matt. 28:20

16. Jesus is our only mediator between God and ourselves – 1 Tim 2:5

17. Jesus is the guarantee of a better covenant – Heb. 7:22;8:6

18. Jesus said, “I AM the Bread of Life” – John 6:35,41,48,51

19. Jesus said, “I A M the Door” – John 10:7,9

20. Jesus said, “I AM the Good Shepherd” – John 10:11,14

21.Jesus said, “I AM the Way the Truth and The Life” – John 14:6

22. Jesus said, “I AM the Light of the world” – John 8:12;9:5;12:46;

23. Jesus said, “I AM the True Vine” – John 15:1;15:5

24. Jesus said, “I AM the Resurrection and the Life” – John 11:25

25. Jesus said, “I AM the First and the Last” – Rev 1:17;2:8;22:13

26. Jesus always lives to make intercession for us – Heb. 7:25

27. Jesus cleanses from sin – 1 John 1 :9 –

28. Jesus discloses Himself to us – John 14:21

29. Jesus draws all men to Himself – John 12:32

30. Jesus forgives sins – Luke 5:20;7:48

31. Jesus gives eternal life – John 10:28;5:40

32. Jesus gives joy – John 15:11

33. Jesus gives peace – John 14:27

34. Jesus has authority – Matt. 28:18; John 5:26-27;17:2;3:35

35. Jesus judges – John 5:22,27

36. Jesus knows all men – John 16:30

37. Jesus opens the mind to understand scripture – Luke 24:45

38. Jesus received honor and glory from the Father – 2 Pet 1:17

39. Jesus resurrects – John 5:39;11:25-26;6:40,44,54

40. Jesus reveals grace and truth – John 1:17 see John 6:45

41. Jesus reveals the Father – Matt. 11:27 Luke 10:22

42. Jesus saves forever – Matt 18:11 John 10:28 Heb. 7:25

43. Jesus bears witness of Himself – John 8:18;14:6

44. Jesus’ works bear witness of Himself – John 5:36;10:25

45. The Father bears witness of Jesus – John 5:37;8:18; 1 John 5:9

46. The Holy Spirit bears witness of Jesus – John 15:26

47. The multitudes bear witness of Jesus – John 12:17

48. The Prophets be ar witness of Jesus – Acts 10:43

49. The Scriptures bear witness of Jesus – John 5:39

50. The Father will honor us if we serve Jesus – John 12:26 see Col. 3:24

51. The Father wants us to fellowship with Jesus – I Cor 1:9

52. The Father tells us to listen to Jesus – Luke 9:35; Matt. 17:5

53. The Father tells us to come to Jesus – John 6:45

54. The Father draws us to Jesus – John 6:44

55. Everyone who’s heard & learned from the Father comes to Jesus – John 6:45

56. The Law leads us to Christ – Gal. 3:24

57. Jesus is the Rock – 1 Cor. 10:4

58. Jesus is the Savior-John 4:42 1 John 4:14 Jesus is King – Matt. 2:1-6 Luke 23:3

59. In Jesus are the treasures of wisdom and knowledge – Col. 2:2-3

60. In Jesus we have been made complete Col. 2:10

61. Jesus indwells us – Col. 1:27

62. Jesus sanctifies – Heb. 2:11

63. Jesus loves – Eph. 5:25

64. We come to Jesus – John 5:40;7:37;6:35,37,45,65

65. We sin against Jesus – 1 Cor 8:12

66. We receive Jesus – John 1:12 Col. 2:6

67. Jesus makes many righteous – Rom 5:19

68. Jesus is the i mage of the invisible God – Heb. 1:3

69. Jesus sends the Holy Spirit – John 15:26

70. Jesus abides forever – Heb. 7:24

71. Jesus offered up Himself – Heb 7:27;9:14

72. Jesus offered one sacrifice for sins for all time – Heb. 10:12

74. The Son of God has given us understanding – 1 John 5:20

75. Jesus is the author and perfecter of our faith – Heb. 12:2

76. Jesus is the Apostle and High Priest of our confession – Heb. 1:3

77. The Son of God has given us understanding – 1 John 5:20

78. Jesus cleanses us from our sins by His blood – Rev. 1:5; Rom. 5:9

79. Jesus is the Light of the world – John 9:5

80. Jesus has explained the Father – John 1:18

81. Jesus was crucified because of weakness – 2 Cor. 13:4

82. Jesus has overcome the world – John 16:33

83. Truth is in Jesus – Eph. 4:21

84. The fruit of righteousness comes through Jesus Christ – Phil. 1:11

85. Jesus delivers us from the wrath to come – 1 Thess 1:10

86. Disciples bear witness of Jesus Christ – John 15:27

87. Jesus died and rose again – 1 Thess. 4:14

88. The Christian dead ha ve fallen asleep in Jesus – 1 Thess. 4:15

89. Jesus died for us – 1 Thess. 5:10

90. Jesus tasted death for everyone – Heb. 2:9

91. Jesus rendered the devil powerless – Heb. 2:14

92. Jesus is able to save completely – Heb. 7:25

93. Jesus was a ransom for many and to serve – Matt. 20:28

94. Jesus came to be a priest – Heb. 2:17

95. Jesus came to save – John 3:17; Luke 19:10

96. Jesus came to preach the kingdom of God – Luke 4:43

97. Jesus came to bring division – Luke 12:51

98. Jesus came to do the will of the Father – John 6:38

99. Jesus came to give the Father’s words – John 17:8

100. Jesus came to testify to the truth – John 18:37
He is the Way , The Truth and Life

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When you think of the Church (the individual believers in the Work of Jesus Christ) and the Great Commission to Go and make Disciples of all Nations, what does that mean? Most Christians first think of Evangelism! While preaching the Gospel is our message and the Holy Spirit moves upon the unrepentant, unbelieving heart, there is another aspect of Evangelism that I desire to share. Listen to this passage and ask yourself this question; does my Church practice this type of evangelism and discipleship? 1Corinthians 14:19 “But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue. 20 Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults. 21 In the Law it is written: “Through men of strange tongues and through the lips of foreigners I will speak to this people, but even then they will not listen to me,” says the Lord. 22 Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy, however, is for believers, not for unbelievers. 23 So if the whole church comes together and everyone speaks in tongues, and some who do not understand or some unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your mind? 24 But if an unbeliever or someone who does not understand comes in while everybody is prophesying, he will be convinced by all that he is a sinner and will be judged by all, 25 and the secrets of his heart will be laid bare. So he will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, “God is really among you!” Now I am not at this time going to debate Speaking in Tongues verses prophesying, for the text indicates both Spiritual gifts. I am going to point out the verses 24 and 25! The Greek word for prophesying is propheteuo, which means to foretell events, divine, speak under inspiration, exercise the prophetic office. Can you imagine what would happen in our Churches if this Spiritual gift was sought and practiced in our Churches today? If the Spiritual gift was practiced and given by the Holy Spirit to men who are an inspired speaker, unbelievers who visit would be “convinced by all that he is a sinner and will be judged by all, 25 and the secrets of his heart will be laid bare. So he will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, “God is really among you!” Is your Preacher inspired by the Holy Spirit to exercise this gift in your Church? I have preachers and laymen exclaim to me all the time, “where is the power in the Church like that in the early Church”? Well maybe it is because belief in the Power of the Holy Spirit and the use of Spiritual gifts are not sought by believers! Evangelism and Discipleship are brothers. One cannot exist without the other! Both should be and must be implemented in the Church in order to fulfill the Christ mandate to Go! We all want to see lost people come into the Church and “fall down and worship God, exclaiming, “God is really among you!” I for one love to see the Transformation take place in the hearts of lost and unbelieving souls! Let us all stop and pray the Holy Spirit bestow the gift of prophesying in our Church for the Glory of Jesus Christ!

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