Monday, October 18, 2010
“Christ Jesus = or = ‘Jesus (pbuh)’ – 401”…Blog. [4/?]
Perhaps now… is the time to address… “Religion?” The word ‘Religion’… comes from the Latin derivative… “To Bind oneself to God” That in itself is a ‘Misnomer!’ There is “NOTHING”… one can do; to bind themselves to God. There is “NOTHING”… that One can do from the human perspective… to earn… ‘any’ favor with God. “Each” and “Every World Religion”… tries to earn “Favor with God”. Each has “Works”… to ‘EARN’… favor with God. “All are Wrong!”
True Christianity… is “NOT” A Religion… it is a “Relationship” with God the Father; by the Finished Work of Redemption… by Christ Jesus the Messiah! And that person is ‘Eternally Sealed’… with God’s Holy Spirit! Never: to lose that Position in Christ; That Son-ship in Christ; Nor that Holy Spirit from God! Oh yes, “God”… Truly means the “God of the Bible!” All ‘others’ are “Man Made” gods [small-g]. And YES… “Christ Jesus”… “Paid It ALL”…!
*** (Hebrews 10:12) But this Man [Jesus], = after He had offered = one sacrifice for sins forever, = sat down on the right of God,
*** (John 19:30) Then when Jesus = had received the sour wine, = He said, = It is finished! = And He bowed His head = and gave up the spirit.
*** (Isaiah 44:6) So says Jehovah, = the King of Israel, = and His redeemer Jehovah of Hosts; = I am the first, = and I am the last; = and besides Me = there is “NO” = God.
*** (Isaiah 45:21) Declare and bring near; yea, let them take counsel together. = Who has declared this of old? = Who has told it from then? = Is it not I, Jehovah? = And there is no other God = besides Me; = a just God = and a Savior; = there is “NONE” = besides Me.
“God”, Jehovah God of the Bible… says that “HE is the ‘ONLY’ God”… and there is “None Other!” So all other religions; are manmade… try get around… establishing their own goodness… while… “Deposing & Negating”… All Other Religions! “ONCE Again”… True Christianity… is a living; ongoing relationship… with God the Father; through the Finished Work of Redemption… by Christ Jesus. The “True Believer”… is ‘Eternally Sealed’… with God’s Holy Spirit; validating that He or She… is Truly Born Again!
*** (Hebrews 5:7-8-9) For Jesus, = in the days of His flesh, = when He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong cryings and tears [Luke 22:42] = to Him [God] who was able to save Him from death, = and was heard = in that He feared [God],
(Heb 5:8) though being a Son, = yet He learned = obedience = by the things which He suffered.
(Heb 5:9) And being perfected, = He became = the Author of eternal salvation = to all those = who obey Him,
*** (Ephesians 4:30) And do not grieve = the Holy Spirit of God, = by Whom = you are sealed = until the day of redemption.
*** (1John 2:19) They went out from us, = but they were ‘not’ of us; = for ‘if’ they were of us, = they would have continued with us. = But they went ‘out’ = so that it might be ‘revealed’ = that they were ‘not’ = all of us.
Back to “Jesus being God”… as demonstrated throughout the Scriptures. Did you know that the Bible teaches… there is “ONLY”… “One God”…? The next logical question is… “How Then is Jesus God”…? We have already demonstrated what is “Declared” in the Holy Word of God, the Bible. But there is much more… that one has to see and understand. “ONE GOD”… and yet Christ Jesus is called… God: and the Holy Spirit is Called… God.
*** (Mark 12:26-to-30) And as regards the dead, = that they rise, = have you not read in the book of Moses = how God spoke to him in the Bush, saying, = "I am the God = of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob?"
(Mar 12:27) He is not the God of the dead, = but the God of the living. = Therefore you greatly err.
(Mar 12:28) And coming up = one of the scribes heard them reasoning, = knowing that He [Jesus] had answered them well, = he asked Him, = Which is the first commandment of all?
(Mar 12:29) And Jesus answered him, = The first of all the commandments is, "Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God = is one Lord;
(Mar 12:30) and you shall love = the Lord your God = with all your heart, = and with all your soul, = and with all your mind, = and with all your strength." = This is the first commandment.
*** (James 2:19) You believe that there is = one God, = you do well; = even the demons believe and tremble.
“Who”… Raised the Body of Jesus…? That is the Question: if you want to Determine WHO… God is ‘IS’…? Or should I say… “Whom”… He Is…? These Bible verses say… “God” raised the body of Jesus. The “Holy Spirit” raised His body… and “Jesus Himself”… Said HE Raised His OWN BODY!
*** (John 2:19-to-22) Jesus answered them, = "Destroy this sanctuary, = and in three days = I will rebuild it."
(John 2:20) The Jews said, = "This sanctuary has been under construction = for forty-six years, = and you're going = to rebuild it in three days?"
(John 2:21) But the sanctuary = He was speaking about = was His own body.
(John 2:22) After He = had been raised from the dead, = his disciples remembered = that He [Jesus] had said this. = So they believed the Scripture = and the statement = that Jesus had made.
*** (John 10:17-18) Therefore My Father loves Me, = because I lay down My life = so that I might take it again.
(John 10:18) No one takes it from Me, = but I lay it down from Myself. = I have authority to lay it down, = and I have authority = to take it again. = I have received this commandment from My Father.
Ok… so Jesus Raised His Own Body! Surely “IF”… He could forgive Sin… as ‘Only God’ can forgive Sin… and He was ‘worshiped’ as God… “Jesus is God”… as He – Himself… “Raised His Own Body!” Now to see that the “Holy Spirit” raised Jesus’ Body…?
*** (Romans 8:11) But if the Spirit = of the One = Who raised up Jesus = from the dead = dwells in you, = the One = Who raised up Christ from the dead = shall also make your mortal bodies = alive by His Spirit = Who dwells in you.
*** (Ephesians 4:4-to-7) There is one body = and one [Holy] Spirit, = even as you are called in one hope of your calling,
(Eph 4:5) one Lord, = one faith, = one baptism,
(Eph 4:6) one God = and Father of all, = Who is above all = and through all = and in you all.
(Eph 4:7) But to every one of us is given = grace = according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
*** (1Corinthians 6:19-20) Or do you not know = that your body is a temple = of the Holy Spirit in you, = Whom you have of God? = And you are = ‘not’ your own,
(1Cor 6:20) for you are = bought with a price. = Therefore glorify God = in your body = and in your spirit, = which are God's.
‘Ok’.. the Holy Spirit… Raised the Body of Jesus! But is He, the Holy Spirit… ever called GOD… in the Scriptures…? Let us see what the… Scriptures say…? Peter called the Holy Spirit… God! Some Cults will not Believe the Scriptures… when they say that the… “Holy Spirit is God!”
*** (Acts 5:1-to-5) But a man named Ananias, = with the consent of his wife Sapphira, = sold some property.
(Acts 5:2) With his wife's full knowledge = he kept back some of the money for himself = and brought = only = a part of it and laid it at the apostles' feet.
(Acts 5:3) Peter asked, = "Ananias, why has Satan = filled your heart = so that you should lie to the Holy Spirit = and keep back some of the money you got for the land?
(Acts 5:4) As long as it remained unsold, = wasn't it your own? = And after it was sold, wasn't the money at your disposal? = So how could you have conceived such a thing in your heart? = You did not lie to men = but to God!"
(Acts 5:5) When Ananias heard these words, = he fell down and died. = And great fear [of God] = seized everyone = who heard about it.
Did God… raise us Jesus…? Are there ‘Scriptures’ that say So…? But of Course!
*** (Acts 2:29-to-33) Men, brothers, = it is permitted to say to you = with plainness as to the patriarch David, = that he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.
(Acts 2:30) Therefore being a prophet, = and knowing that God = had sworn with an oath to him = that of the fruit of his loins, = according to the flesh, = He would raise up Christ = to sit upon his throne,
(Act 2:31) seeing this beforehand, = he spoke of the resurrection of Christ, = that His soul was not left in Hades, = nor would His flesh see corruption,
(Act 2:32) God raised up this Jesus, of which we all are witnesses.
(Act 2:33) Therefore being exalted = to the right of God, = and having received = from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, = He has poured out this which you now see and hear.
*** (Acts 4:10) be it known to you all, = and to all the people of Israel, = that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, = Whom you crucified, = Whom God = raised from the dead, = in this Name does this man stand before you whole.
*** (Ephesians 1:17-to-20) that the God = of our Lord Jesus Christ, = the Father of glory, = may give to you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation = in the knowledge of Him,
(Eph 1:18) the eyes of your understanding = being enlightened, = that you may know = what is the hope of His calling, = and what is the riches of the glory = of His inheritance in the saints,
(Eph 1:19) and what is the surpassing greatness = of His power toward us, = the ones believing = according to the working = of His mighty strength
(Eph 1:20) which He [God] = worked in Christ in raising Him from the dead, = and He seated Him = at His right hand in the heavenlies,
There is “One God!” And yet… “God” raised… the Body of Jesus!
There is One God! And yet… “Christ Jesus”… raised the [His Own] Body of Jesus!
There is “One God!” And yet… “The Holy Spirit”… raised the Body of Jesus!
… “One in Three”… “Three in One”… it was “Jesus”… Who ‘Died & Raised’, for ME!
Continued next blog.
Thanks, In Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 33:3.