“Christmas = for this ‘Cause’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (John 12:27) “Now my soul is in turmoil, and what should I say-'Father, save me from this hour'? No! It was for this very reason that I came to this hour. [The Cross]
(John 12:28) Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I [God] have glorified it; and I will glorify it again!:
(John 12:29) The crowd standing there heard this and said; that it was thunder. Others were saying, “An angel has spoken to Him.”
(John 12:30) Jesus replied, “This voice has come for your benefit, not for Mine.
(John 12:31) Now is the time for the judgment of this world to begin. Now will the ruler of this world be thrown out.
(John 12:32) As for Me, if I [Jesus] am lifted up from the earth; I will draw all people to Myself.”
*** (John 3:13) And no one has ascended up to Heaven; except He Who came down from Heaven; the Son of Man [Jesus] Who is in Heaven.
(John 3:14) But even as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness; even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, [on the Cross]
(John 3:15) so that whosoever believes in Him should not perish; but have everlasting life.
*** (Num 21:6) And The LORD Jehovah sent fiery serpents among the people; and they bit the people. And many people of Israel died.
(Num 21:7) And the people came to Moses, and said; We have sinned; for we have spoken against The LORD Jehovah and against you. Pray to The LORD Jehovah that He take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
(Num 21:8) And The LORD Jehovah said to Moses; Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole. And it shall be when everyone that is bitten; when he looks upon it; he shall live.
(Num 21:9) And Moses made a serpent of bronze; and put it upon a pole. And it happened that if a serpent had bitten any man; when he looked upon the serpent of brass; he lived.
MOST, this Christmas season… miss the ‘Real Reason’… that Christ Jesus came. They are so caught up in the… “Commercialism of Christmas Presents… they “Miss the – ‘Real Reason’ – for this Season…! Their “hearts & minds & agendas” are set ‘ONLY’ on the Social Aspect of the Christmas Season! Say it isn’t ‘So’…? Have ‘You been reading your Bible… “More = OR = Less”… as ‘You’… have gone about preparing for Christmas Day…? Last night, I watched part of the original Scrooge in a portrayal of Dickens; Christmas Carol. It took three ghosts, to change Scrooges mind… about his lifestyle choices. Yet is said Nothing about… “Repentance & Faith”… towards God; and His Holy Word! Really… are such stories… “Truly what Christmas is All About”…? Absolutely “NOT”…!
*** (John 1:29-to-36) The next day John sees Jesus coming to him and says; Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
(John 1:30) This is He of whom I said; After me comes a Man; Who has been before me; for He preceded me.
(John 1:31) And I did not know Him [Jesus]; but that He be revealed to Israel; therefore I have come baptizing with water.
(John 1:32) And John bore record, saying; I saw the Spirit descending from Heaven like a dove, and He abode on Him.
(John 1:33) And I did not know Him [Jesus]; but He [God]; Who sent me to baptize with water; that One said to me; Upon whom you shall see the Spirit descending; and remaining upon Him, He is the One [Jesus]; Who baptizes with the Holy Spirit. [John 7:38-39 & 1Corinthains 12:13]
(John 1:34) And I saw and bore record that this is the Son of God.
(John 1:35) Again, the next day afterward; John stood with two of his disciples.
(John 1:36) And looking upon Jesus as He walked, he says; Behold the Lamb of God!
*** (1Corinthains 5:7) Therefore purge out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened. For also = Christ our Passover = is sacrificed for us.
*** (Exodus 12:43-to-51) And the LORD Jehovah said to Moses and Aaron; This is the ordinance of the Passover. No stranger shall eat of it.
(Exo 12:44) But every man's servant that is bought for silver; when you have circumcised him; then he shall eat of it.
(Exo 12:45) A foreigner and a hired servant; shall not eat of it.
(Exo 12:46) It shall be eaten in one house. You shall not carry any of the flesh out of the house. Neither shall you break a bone of it. [John 19:36]
(Exo 12:47) All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.
(Exo 12:48) And when a stranger shall stay with you; and desires to keep the Passover to Jehovah; let all his males be circumcised; and then let him come near and keep it. And he shall be as one that is born in the land. And no uncircumcised person shall eat of it.
(Exo 12:49) There shall be one law to the native; and to the visitor that stays among you.
(Exo 12:50) So all the sons of Israel did. Even as the LORD Jehovah commanded Moses and Aaron; so they did.
(Exo 12:51) And it happened the very same day; that the LORD Jehovah brought the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.
*** (John 7:38) The one who believes in Me [Jesus]: as the Scripture has said; will have rivers of living water flowing from his heart.
(John 7:39) Now he said this about the [Holy] Spirit; Whom those who were believing in Him [Jesus] were to receive. For the [Holy] Spirit was not yet present; because Jesus had not yet been glorified. [Luke 24:49 & Acts 2:1-to-4]
The True Christmas Story… began in Genesis 3… when the parents of the human race; disobeyed; in rebellion against God! But God in His: “Grace & Mercy & Love”… has provided a “Sin Sacrifice – The Passover Lamb of God: Jesus”… for them and their progeny. How about IT…? Do ‘You’ think on these things… found in the Holy Word of GOD… during this Christmas Season…? “Or… NOT”…? If ‘You’ do not… then ‘You’ truly have missed the “Real Reason”… for the Christmas Season! I myself at one time… was caught up in that ‘Same’… “Satanic Mindset”… that has put “Christmas & Giving”… before the Risen Christ Jesus… Lord of Lords… King of Kings…! Shouldn’t the True Christmas Story… of Christ Jesus the “Passover Lamb of God”… be ‘More Important’ than: Christmas Presents; & More Christmas Presents; the Christmas Tree; Christmas Dinner… and “All” the Fun Christmas Brings…? What have ‘You’ done… for the Unfortunate; the Widows & Orphans… this Christmas Season…?
*** (James 1:27) A religion that is pure and stainless in the sight of God the Father is this: to take care of orphans and widows in their suffering; and to keep oneself: unstained by the world.
“Helping the ‘POOR’ – 101”…Blog.
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*** (1Jn 3:17) But whoever has this world's goods; and sees his brother having need; and shuts up his bowels from him; how does the love of God dwell in him?
*** (Ephesians 1:2-1;) Grace be to you, and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Eph 1:3) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ; Who blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ;
(Eph 1:4) according as He chose us in Him; before the foundation of the world; that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, [2Corinthains 5:18-to-21]
(Eph 1:5) having predestined us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself; according to the good pleasure of His will,
(Eph 1:6) to the praise of the glory of His grace; in which He has made us accepted in the One having been loved.
(Eph 1:7) In Him [Jesus] we have redemption through His blood; the forgiveness of sins; according to the riches of His grace, [Ephesians 2:8-9-10]
(Eph 1:8) which He caused to abound toward us; in all wisdom and understanding;
(Eph 1:9) having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,
(Eph 1:10) for an administration of the fullness of times; to head up all things in Christ; both the things in Heaven, and the things on earth; even in Him,
(Eph 1:11) in Whom also we have been chosen to an inheritance; being predestinated according to the purpose of Him [God]; Who works all things according to the counsel of His own will,
(Eph 1:12) for us to be to the praise of His glory; who previously had trusted in Christ;
(Eph 1:13) in Whom also you; hearing the Word of Truth; the gospel of our salvation; in Whom [Jesus] also believing; you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, [Acts 15:8-9 & Romans 8:9]
(Eph 1:14) Who is the earnest [down payment] of our inheritance; to the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
*** (Romans 5:15-to-19) But God's free gift is not like Adam's offense. For if many people died as the result of one man's offense; how much more have God's grace and the free gift given through the kindness of one man; Jesus Christ, been showered on many people!
(Rom 5:16) Nor can the free gift be compared; to what came through the man who sinned. For the sentence that followed one man's offense brought condemnation; but the free gift brought justification; even after many offenses.
(Rom 5:17) For if, through one man [Adam]; death ruled because of that man's offense; how much more will those who receive such overflowing grace and the gift of righteousness rule in life because of one man; Jesus Christ!
(Rom 5:18) Consequently, just as one offense resulted in condemnation for everyone; so one act of righteousness results in justification and life for everyone.
(Rom 5:19) For just as through one man's disobedience many people were made sinners; so also through one man's obedience [Christ Jesus] many people will be made righteous. [in Him]
“Christmas & the NT Christian – 101” …Blog.
How about it this “Christmas”…? Step outside of your… “Christmas Comfort Zone”… and help someone why is not as fortunate as ‘You’…? Do not just rush out… but “Ask JESUS”… what ‘You’ should do…? He will show ‘You’ an opportunity… “IF”… ‘You’ are “Willing & Obedient [Romans 8:14]!” Sorry No, I cannot make a suggestion. That is for ‘You’… to hear the leading of His Holy Spirit. Perhaps “IF”… ‘You’ spend some time in His Holy Word… He will be able to lead ‘You’…? On December 26, when ‘You’ wake up… will your thought be on the: “Day After Christmas SALES”… or… on the “Risen Christ Jesus”…?
*** (John 20:21) Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as My Father has sent Me; even so send I you.
*** (Romans 8:14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the [mature] sons of God.
*** (Hebrews 5:11) We have much to say about this; but it is ‘difficult’ to explain; because you have become; too lazy to understand.
Isn’t it about Time – 101 ?
*** (Hebrews 9:27) And as it is appointed to men once to die; but [immediately] after this the judgment,
“Do ‘YOU’ = Love ‘Jesus’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Matthew 28:16-to-20) And the eleven disciples went into Galilee; to the mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
(Matt 28:17) And when they saw Him; they worshiped Him [Jesus]. But some doubted.
(Matt 28:18) And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying; All authority is given to Me in Heaven and in earth.
(Matt 28:19) Therefore go and teach all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
(Matt 28:20) teaching them to observe all things; whatever I [Jesus] commanded you. And, behold, I am with you all the days until the end of the world. Amen.
Love; in Christ, Roger / “Psalms 138:2”…!