Even Now, God is Still God & HIS Truth is Still THE #Truth –

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Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6); For I am the Lord, I change not (Mal 3:6); For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. (Rev 22:18-19)~~ Somewhere along the way, different divisions of “man” made the decision that God’s position of His identity and His diety were not as He said…at least not anymore.  We have taken it upon ourselves to diminish His truth. ..even turning it into a lie and writing our own (edited and abridged to fit our ways, means and desires) versions of His Word. But the Bible is more than an ancient series of writings handed down through generations as many will say. The true Bible points to the eternal Book of Life; It is a book that shuts out from heaven all wicked and unrighteous persons, particularly those who love and make lies, therefore cannot itself be a lie. There is no middle place or condition. Revisions can only change “spoken language” but truth is truth and cannot be added to, modified, omitted or otherwise manipulated for the pursuit of one’s choice. All are condemned who should dare to corrupt or change the word of God, either by adding to it, or taking from it. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1). His Word is THE Word, without discussion, deliberation or debate and He who (by the way) began the beginning IS, always was and always will be… God!

Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God (Ps 90:2)

Stop the Ignorance! Stop #Racism Now! –

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Unfortunately, Racism will not go away anytime soon– despite all the efforts from people to proclaim our society as post-racial. We keep seeing examples Of racism and the more people speak against it the more supporters of racist views rear their heads …ugliness… right in our own neighborhoods… It shows you just how disrespectful people are today and how low a value is placed on human life just because the race is different!

A sad truth is that the more people start to realize the power of their ugly, bigoted words and actions… The more they just keep USING them; No matter what the extreme, from laughing at or posting a stereotypical joke on social media to committing a hate crime because we have that nagging urge to dislike someone that’s not like us. Racism is more prevalent today than it ever was and if not for the laws protecting the human rights of the targets of this ugly cancer of society, things would be much worse. The only reason the crimes aren’t any worse is because the fear of retaliation or punitive recourse holds force… for now!

People, we need to go above our horrible base instincts of ignorance and lay off the acts steeped in belittling a culture other than our own. There is NOT ONE justifiable reason for racism to exist!!! There is NO EXCUSE for the ugliness that happens: If “whoever” is good enough for God then they have to be good enough for the “people” of God! Jesus is not looking at the color of someone’s skin but the condition of their heart. Why would God bring the nations and races and souls together in Heaven but keep them separate on Earth? Being “unequally yoked” isn’t about race, it’s about religion. Jesus has interracial marriages in his lineage. Are you better than Him? It doesn’t matter that your ancestors have been this way for generations…. we love to bring up what happened hundreds of years ago as our reason for not liking someone. Half of us don’t understand or even TRY to understand why, we just do it because it’s the way our families or our communities have been all of our lives…no wonder things are so backwards!!! When your family values are rooted in sin, it’s time to change your family values. Nobody’s born a bigot; it’s a learned behavior. This behavior always leads to us treating people how Jesus would never treat people. Hatred, Unforgiveness, Anger, Arrogance, Racism… not liking the person because their skin is a different color, their beliefs and heritages are different, their likes and dislikes don’t match ours… these things are always rooted in ignorance. We need to Stop defending the ignorance…. we really aren’t any better than the next person! Just END IT NOW!!! For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to EVERY man the measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another (Rom 12:3-5).

Don’t #Tolerate What is Wrong. It Can’t #CoExist With God- 

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For the upright will inhabit the land, and those with integrity will remain in it, but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the treacherous will be rooted out of it. – Proverbs 2:21-22~~ It is so easy to compromise on the Word of God and call it tolerance and inclusion. Even in the church, a person who is not tolerant of anything, and against the Word, is often condemned as being “Unchristian.” The argument for tolerance is that Jesus was tolerant of all sinners – and that is correct. However, don’t forget that Jesus freely accepted, loved and hung out with sinners; He never tolerated their sin. Whether He was speaking to the religious hypocrites, the genuine truth-seeker or the general populace, His message was always, “Repent,” and, “Go and sin no more,” He makes no bones about the fact that sin cannot exist with God (Mat 13:41-42.) We must be very careful to guard the Word of God and speak its truth without compromise. Don’t gloss over it with lies about tolerance of sin. Only through Christ can anyone be saved. All who are without Him are doomed to pay. There is no in-between.

Jesus IS God! Know the #Truth People! –

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Overhearing a conversation recently, I heard someone say “Jesus is NOT God – KNOW This People”. Friends, this is the type of misleading message that we as Christians are called to answer to. I just wonder how many people heard that and agreed (yes, disturbing and I’ll tell you why in a minute). There are some questions I would have liked to ask that person about why they made that comment – but it’s clear to me that the Bible itself was not factor in the reasoning of that statement unless that person is intent on making the truth of the Word into a lie!

But let’s look at this Question: “Is Jesus God? Did Jesus ever claim to be God?”

The Bible never records Jesus saying the precise words, “I am God.” That does not mean, however, that He did not proclaim that He is God. Take for example Jesus’ words in John 10:30, “I and the Father are one.” We need only to look at the Jews’ reaction to His statement to know He was claiming to be God. They tried to stone Him for this very reason: “You, a mere man, claim to be God” (John 10:33). The Jews understood exactly what Jesus was claiming—deity. When Jesus declared, “I and the Father are one,” He was saying that He and the Father are of one nature and essence. John 8:58 is another example. Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth … before Abraham was born, I am!” Jews who heard this statement responded by taking up stones to kill Him for blasphemy, as the Mosaic Law commanded (Leviticus 24:14-16).

John reiterates the concept of Jesus’ deity: “The Word [Jesus] was God” and “the Word became flesh” (John 1:1,14). These verses clearly indicate that Jesus is God in the flesh. Acts 20:28 tells us, “Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.” Who bought the church with His own blood? Jesus Christ. And this same verse declares that God purchased His church with His own blood. Therefore, Jesus is God!

Thomas the disciple declared concerning Jesus, “My Lord and my God” (John 20:28). Jesus does not correct him. Titus 2:13 encourages us to wait for the coming of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ (see also 2 Peter 1:1). In Hebrews 1:8, the Father declares of Jesus, “But about the Son he says, ‘Your throne, O God, will last forever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.’” The Father refers to Jesus as “O God,” indicating that Jesus is indeed God.

In Revelation, an angel instructed the apostle John to only worship God (Revelation 19:10). Several times in Scripture Jesus receives worship (Matthew 2:11; 14:33; 28:9, 17; Luke 24:52; John 9:38). He never rebukes people for worshiping Him. If Jesus were not God, He would have told people to not worship Him, just as the angel in Revelation did. There are many other passages of Scripture that argue for Jesus’ deity.

The most important reason that Jesus has to be God is that, if He is not God, His death would not have been sufficient to pay the penalty for the sins of the world (1 John 2:2). A finite created being, which Jesus would be if He were not God, could not pay the infinite penalty required for sin against an infinite God. Only God could pay such an infinite penalty. Only God could take on the sins of the world (2 Corinthians 5:21), die, and be resurrected, proving His victory over sin and death.

People – Study to shew thyself approved! There are many who would have you believe differently, turning the truth of God into a lie, justifying their own ways and unbelief with human rationalization and speaking to those with itching ears that would rather hear man’s doctrine than that of God’s truth! Nevertheless, at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ IS Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Amen!

MY Lord #Jesus is #Risen and LIVES #Easter –

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And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: (Luke 24:5-6)~ Jesus said that he came that we may have LIFE and have it more abundantly (John 10:10). He is the ONLY “GOD” that IS RISEN from the dead. EVERY other ‘representation’ man has come up with for a ‘god’ is dead.  Where are these ‘gods’ of the elements and power and strength; these ‘gods’ of various religions and sects and cults? What LIFE can they give us? What LIFE do they HAVE? How can we look for eternal salvation, divine protection and guidance or quality of life from a ‘god’ that is dead? How can we worship a ‘god’ that is created but created nothing? Every other ‘god’ that there ever was – died and worshipping them is to worship the dead. To worship Jesus is to worship THE living God! See, it is with divine and eternal purpose that Jesus died…But He is RISEN; YES!  HE GOT UP!!! All power in Heaven and Earth is His and all things are created by Him, for Him, in Him and through Him – without Him there is not one thing that ‘was’. In Him we live, we move and have our being! It is Him that we must seek…among the living…that is, we will not find the answers to life by seeking it in the world of dead ‘gods’ but in Christ, the ONLY true and LIVING God! I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the LIVING (Ps 27:13). Happy and Blessed Easter Sunday to you and your family!

O Death Where Is Thy Sting? #Easter –

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O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Cor 15:55-57)~~ Death never shall appear in the eternity to which our Lord will bear His risen saints. Therefore let us have the full assurance of faith and hope, that in the midst of our pain, and in the prospect of death, we may think calmly on the horrors of the tomb; being assured that our bodies will there sleep, and in the mean time our souls will be forever present with the Lord. Sin gives death all its hurtful power. Indeed the sting of death is sin; but Christ…Yes..but JESUS, by dying, has taken out this sting! HE has made atonement for sin, OUR sin! HE did it! Yes, He has obtained remission of it. The strength of sin is the law and no one can answer its demands, endure its curse, or do away with his own transgressions. Hence we have terror and anguish. And hence death is terrible to the unbelieving and the impenitent. Death may seize a believer, but it cannot hold the believer in its power; for we know and have even experienced already the promises of the Lord! Springs of joy open up for the true believer, and an abundance of thanksgiving to God, is justified by the death and resurrection, the sufferings and conquests of the Savior! With that, be firm in faith my friend. As the Word commands, be steadfast and unmovable in your hope and expectation of this great privilege, of being raised incorruptible and immortal. And to abound in the work of the Lord, always doing the Lord’s service, and obeying the Lord’s commands. May Christ give us faith, and increase our faith, that we may not only be safe, but joyful and triumphant!

In Death, It’s Over; In #Jesus It is Finished! #GoodFriday –

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After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, “I thirst”. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to His mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, “IT IS FINISHED”: and He bowed His head, and gave up the ghost (John 19:28-30)~ It is finished; that is, the counsels of the Father concerning His sufferings were now fulfilled. It is finished; all the types and prophecies of the Old Testament, which pointed at the sufferings of the Messiah, were accomplished. It is finished; the ceremonial law is abolished; the substance is now come, and all the shadows are done away. It is finished; an end is made of transgression by bringing in an everlasting righteousness. His sufferings were now finished, both those of His soul, and those of His body. There is no more sacrifice for sins! All that is required in reconciling mankind with God…It is finished! Thank you Jesus – with death, we would assume that it is over, but through YOUR death…It Is FINISHED!! The work of man’s redemption and salvation IS now completed. Blessed be the name of The Lord!