Created, Creation, Creator, and Creature [a series- part 3]

Creator

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GOD alone is the One who creates. Man makes with his/her voice by speaking into existence as GOD did because we are in the image of our Creator who is GOD. Nothing that man discovers or makes cannot be done without all things that GOD had already spoken into existence. When a man discovers or invents it is because he/she found what was always in existence we just could not see it. Hence the reason why man call what is found the discovery of something. As for inventions, we have to use every material that GOD created to form something into that particular condition. When a man is able to invent without the use of everything that GOD has created then and only then has man created. All humans have their being because of our Creator GOD as well as everything that has been created as recorded in the book of Genesis chapter one. GOD is the author of our existence. In GOD we live, move and have our being, Acts 17:28. GOD is not a being. Yet GOD exists.

A tender and loving mother from the moment we find out that we are expecting a baby we must become responsible for the precious life that we carry. Just as we are protective of our sweet baby once delivered outside our body we must remain responsible and protective before it’s too late. We should begin by reading scriptures to our baby while he/she is still in the womb and continue during story time when we are at home, from work or school. And again during those precious years when we tuck them into bed at night. Why is this so very important? Because we are all brought forth in iniquity, Ps. 51:5. We as parents are our children’s greatest influence not only are we all taught greatly by what we see rather than what we hear but when what we hear is linked to that of what we see in our lives it will cause us to recall to remembrance what we are being taught. Evil days will come to our young because this is when evil begins it’s not when we are teens, young adults or adults with responsibilities. So when the pressure of evil arrives our young ones will recall everything that was taught about our Creator. We will remember that although we have a free will to choose we are not our own. The physical pleasures of the flesh speaks to us all and when young we believe that we are invisible we never think or we should not be concerned with death. GOD willing; we will grow old and in this, we no longer will find pleasure in the work that we once performed for a living. We may lose our taste for all the foods and drinks we once enjoyed in our younger years. We will leave behind the nightlife of going out to concerts at arenas, clubs or stadiums. But what we should always have with us is our recall of our Creator and HIS pleasures for us beginning from our youth until we leave this world. Our remembrance of our Creator should be what we use to guide us into the activities of our actions and decisions. Instead, we believe that our Creator is sitting on HIS throne ready to knock us upside the head with a huge bat or that HE is angry and will judge us for our behavior. Yet, with thinking like this, it does not cause us to cease from our evil deeds. This is proof that we do not know or are respectful of our Creator. Our Creator wants us to rely completely on HIM, HE desires for us to speak with HIM. HE’s always awake; HE never sleeps; HE’s watching everything that we are doing and HE hears every thought in our heart, mind and what comes out of our mouths. Our Creator no longer grows tired and weary as once did because HE stepped out of heaven to become like a man and in HIS grace, love and mercy HE saved us from evil but there are so many souls that are unaware of this fact to the point of not believing. Some of these souls have heard that JESUS died for our sins, yet, they have not turned to CHRIST with their heart. Hence the disbelief in CHRIST JESUS. Our Creator understands that mankind is sinful this is why we desperately need a Savior and HIS salvation minute by minute, second by second, day by day, month by month and year by year. JESUS is the Holy One the creator of all and HE is the KING. JESUS came into HIS created world and mankind did not recognize HIM, yet, everything that HE created animals, plant life, seas, and the elements knew HIM when HE arrived here in the form of Man. They know that HE is GOD their Creator.

We are fools when it comes to the knowledge of our Creator. We know that there is a GOD but we disrespect HIM with the making of false gods made in the image of man, and other created things created by GOD. We disrespect HIM by calling HIM our higher power, or the man upstairs. We take away our Creators excellence, glory, and majesty when we exchange our immortal Creator who is GOD for that which is dead, deaf, mute and mortal. This is how we know that our Creator GOD has given us over to our own vileness of our heart. When we say foolish things like we were born to have passion and sex with the same sex we are. Adultery, fornication, and homosexuality are done because of the lust of the heart. We don’t know the truth about our Creator GOD this is why we place our trust in false gods from the idolization of humans to everything else created. GOD has given us up to continue in our degrading passions of the flesh. However, this does not mean that HE will not deliver us from these vile passions when we turn our hearts to HIM through HIS SON because of HIS love for mankind and not our vile and degrading passions of the flesh. These were also nailed to JESUS on that cross. Each and every one of us will have to face our Creators judgment. For the living that has turned their hearts to CHRIST JESUS our Creator and GOD, we have already been judged and found “Not Guilty” because we believe in the birth, death, burial, and resurrection of CHRIST JESUS. That we have been washed clean and delivered from sin. And those that die in their sin your judgment is unimaginable, yes, it is known that hell and the lake of fire is their eternal torment. But what will it be like for them to face their Creator GOD and have to see and speak with HIM without excuse for our disobedience and disbelief in HIM? For the righteous; don’t grow weary in the suffering that we endure for JESUS because in our suffering we are not alone CHRIST JESUS is going through the suffering with us. And CHRIST will get us through whatever we suffer with. Continue to do what our Creator GOD desires for us in HIS will for us by obeying the Word of GOD.

Ecclesiastes 12:1, 6-7; Is. 40:28, 43:15; Jhn. 1:10; Romans 1:23-26; 1 Ptr. 4:17-19

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Created, Creation, Creator, and Creature [a series; part 2]

Creation

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The things created; creatures; the world; man; the universe; anything produced or caused to exist from nothing.

It is through the blindness of humans; through the deafness of their ears and the deadness of their spirit that mankind would believe that everything that has been created only exists because of some big explosion in the sky and that mankind evolved from primates. In the book of Genesis GOD inspired Moses to write the entire account of the creation of GOD. GOD is not a man so when HE speaks it is impossible for HIM to lie. GOD is a loving GOD but prior to the crucifixion of JESUS CHRIST, HE often judged mankind and mankind felt the heat of HIS anger. After destroying the world by the flood of water to destroy all mankind who were the offsprings of fallen angels (demons); there were only eight souls kept safe from the destruction along with two of every animal that creeps on the ground; the beast and birds. I would think that there was no need to gather two of every type of animal who lived in the sea because they were capable of living in the flooded waters. Then again, this will be a great question to ask JESUS or Noah when I enter heaven. So, after the dry land appeared which is the world that we now reside in Noah was given a covenant promise from GOD with a sign that we to this day see after the rain. I myself get very excited when I see a rainbow in the sky because quickly I am reminded that this world will never again be destroyed by the flooding of water. This is the covenant that our creator GOD made with Noah that continues to exist to this day. GOD’s glory is seen everywhere because of HIS creation but man denies it. We should be in constant awe and praise and worship HIM for HIS creation for HE alone is supreme in power and dominion. GOD is the sovereign good of all who love and obey HIM. CHRIST JESUS is our supreme LORD or Ruler; the One who possesses the highest authority; our supreme magistrate; our KING. Praise to the Sovereign LORD for HIS creation! What’s wrong with us that we should not do this which HE is so deserving of? Oh, I know we are born into sin, we are sinful from our birth as we grow older without HIM and a living spirit residing within us we are blind and deaf to the Truth. We must praise our GOD not only for HIS creation but also for HIS redemption. If we can’t think of what to say to GOD the scriptures teach and remind us all that HE is the One who brought about creation from nothing and redeemed mankind from sin. All of the creation give praise to the LORD except mankind that is until mankind has begun to believe in the redemption of CHRIST JESUS. GOD in the beginning of creation created male and female; man knew his responsibility and so did the female. There was never any confusion as to who they were. But as sin began to increase man left the natural affection that he is to have for the female and likewise did the female. They have believed the lie that they are born this way. They destroy their bodies with operations to satisfy the lust for what they believe. Yet, they never realize that regardless of how much money they spend to transform their bodies to fool the public when they die the coroner will find out their secret. Not only that, but GOD will address man as man and woman as a woman. Because GOD did not make one mistake in HIS creation. Each time there is what mankind calls a natural disaster we begin to proclaim that we are living in the last days, or that GOD is angry and judging the inhabitants of the world for their actions. We then run to the local assemblies out of fear and some with emotion will pretend to give themselves over to JESUS and some with a repentant heart will give themselves over to CHRIST JESUS. But we are not aware of the warning that we have been given pertaining to the last days, if we were we would not shutter about every evil that we witness in person or from the journalist. Yes, we will see many tribulations before the actual end come, but know that they are warnings those in authority will have hearts bent to evil they speak nothing but lies even when they are enjoying their meals together in the pseudo hope of friendship but their deeds will not prosper because the appointed time has not yet come. CHRISTians and the local assemblies which preach and teach the unadulterated Good News will be captured, tortured and killed for not renouncing their devotion to CHRIST JESUS. Local assemblies will be desecrated with daily sacrifices which will be an abomination of desolation. When this time is fulfilled there will be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. So until then go your way and rest in CHRIST JESUS, arise to your inheritance.

What excuse do we have for not glorifying the One who causes all of creation? Though we are born in sin we actually have no excuse for not believing in HIM. We see HIS creation in the mirror when we look at ourselves and others. We see HIS creation in everything; CHRIST JESUS has invisible qualities in HIS eternal power and divine nature that we who belong to HIM have within us for our possession. Every creation of CHRIST JESUS understands that they are the creation of CHRIST JESUS except man, that us until he comes to CHRIST JESUS with a repentant heart and trust in HIM by faith. We all have heard of GOD and most believe in GOD but knowing and believing in GOD will get us nowhere when we deny CHRIST JESUS, HIS beloved SON. CHRIST JESUS is neither glorified nor given thanks for who HE is and what HE has done. When Adam sinned; sin was not only put on all his descendants but everything that GOD spoke into existence in creation was effected as well. I wrote in this blog that mankind call what the devil causes natural disaster; there is nothing natural about what we experience with flooding; hurricanes; tidal waves; earth-quakes and any other disaster that I can’t think of at this moment. The world is waiting patiently for the true sons of GOD to stand up and reveal themselves. Man is the only one who willingly disobeyed the voice of the LORD GOD; none of HIS other creation had any part of this, yet, all of creation has been made subject to the frustration of sin all because of Adam. However, all of creation has been given a desirable hope that every creation but man believe. Man will only believe in the hope provided when his heart has become repentant and trust in CHRIST JESUS; then and only then will they along with all of the creation know that there will come a time when they will be set free from its bondage to decay and to enjoy the freedom which comes with GOD’s glory. All of GOD’s creation groans from the pain of this fallen world due to sin. Even when we come to CHRIST we find ourselves as well groaning because we become eager to become perfect sons. This will occur when we see our redeemed bodies set free completely. At this moment we only have a perfect living spirit that we should adhere to. At this moment we are still learning to stop following the flesh, our soul then the spirit. We must follow our spirit, then our soul which the flesh must follow.

This is why we are to be taught that in CHRIST JESUS we have been created anew a totally new creation in HIM. Our old desire to sin is gone if we would only believe this, however, because we don’t we must be taught that it’s not necessary to indulge in the cravings of the flesh. And none of our traditions matter to GOD what matters to HIM is that we truly have become new creations in HIM. CHRIST JESUS is our redeemer all of our sins have been forgiven; past, present, and future. After all which of us were born during the crucifixion of JESUS CHRIST? Absolutely no one and yet HE saw each and every one of us which means that at the time of HIS crucifixion our sins were present. We can’t even name each sin that we have committed in our lifetime before coming to HIM. JESUS CHRIST is the visible image that was given to us who is the very essence of GOD. Just think of this Mary the mother of JESUS got to kiss the face of GOD daily and there were others who got to kiss GOD and not know it. The disciples got to learn from GOD first hand; they ate, traveled and slept along with GOD and never knew it. CHRIST JESUS is supreme as I wrote before; CHRIST JESUS is the One who created all things. CHRIST JESUS is our High Priest because HE has given to us a far better covenant with HIM and there are things which are better that we may not see in our lifetime but will see and experience eventually. CHRIST JESUS as our High Priest did not use HIS creation to obtain eternal redemption HE used HIS precious body as the living sacrifice we so desperately needed. I can recall and I’m certain that prideful man is still saying amongst others about the return of JESUS. Not believing that HIS return will ever come. Fools they are. Just because life continues as it has since the beginning of creation, death continues and mankind still is living sinful lives does not mean that CHRIST JESUS has forgotten HIS promise to us and that HE is coming back. Maybe the concern should not be when will CHRIST JESUS return but to be certain that we are filled with CHRIST JESUS in our heart and obey HIS Word. Nevertheless, allow me to leave you with this; CHRIST JESUS is the ruler of all creation.

Gen. 1, 8:20-21; Ps. 8:2-7,10, 33:1-22, 104:1-35, 135:1-7, 9, 12-21, 148:1-14; Mrk. 10:6, 13:19; Romans 1:20, 8:19-23;  2 Corinthians 5:17; Gal. 6:15; Col. 1:15; Heb. 9:11; 2 Ptr. 3:4; Rev. 3:14

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Created, Creation, Creator, and Creature [a series]

Created

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Formed from nothing; caused to exist; produced; generated; invested with a new character; formed into new combinations, with a peculiar shape, constitution, and properties. GOD is the only One who created whereas man is the one who makes.

Romans 1:20; the things created; creatures; man; animals; the world and all that is in it; and the universe and all that is in it.

Ecclesiastes 12:1; GOD created; man makes.

That which is created; every being beside the Creator, or everything not self-existent. The sun; moon and stars; the earth; man; animals; plants; light; darkness; air; water; and etc., are the creatures of GOD.

Who created everything? GOD also known as JESUS; John 1:10. It is unknowledgeable; prideful; and ridiculous to believe otherwise. GOD is the One who created man and HE did so in HIS likeness. When we are washed in the blood of CHRIST JESUS we should be able to look in the mirror and see the reflection of CHRIST JESUS because HE will now reside within us. Females, this is especially for us. When we degrade ourselves by our character and integrity; by what we wear and how we speak as well as trading in the affections for a man to be with a woman. We slap the face of the One who created us. Men; this is especially for you. When you degrade yourselves by your character and integrity with how you choose to dress inappropriately and believe that it’s the style or cool. What you are showing is that you don’t consider yourself to have great worth. When you refuse to work where there is legal employment regardless of the pay and spit out excuses that there is no employment for you; you are lying to yourself. When you disrespect women instead of taking your rightful place to pronounce who the women in your life are such as your mother, sister, aunt and female cousins; and your wife; the one that you are to produce with; provide for and protect. You exhibit that you don’t have a clue what your position is to be. You are not a man just because you have a penis; you are a man because you take responsibility for your life and all who are connected to you especially your wife and children according to how GOD designed man to be. And finally when you trade in the natural affections that you are to have for a woman to lay with a man; you too are slapping the face of the One who created you. Man, you are Adam; man-primarily the name of the human species; mankind; appropriately the first man; the progenitor of the human race. Each time GOD breathed out HIS breath HE created something good.

We must remember the One who created us and we must cease from calling GOD mother nature or believing in the big bang theory, and I’m not meaning the television program. GOD who is the LORD is our reference of CHRIST JESUS. HE is the One who created everything and HE is the One who redeemed us so we no longer have any reason to fear. HE calls us by name because HE knows us; that is if we truly belong to HIM by the washing and renewal by HIS blood. Those that belief by faith in CHRIST JESUS will come far away from that dark life of sin we will come from the furthest part of the world to whatever is considered close in this world to be HIS sons and daughters. We will bear HIS name; we are created for HIS glory; yes, CHRIST JESUS is the One who formed and created us. Know this to be true; CHRIST JESUS is the One who created the earth; HE is the one who created mankind; with HIS precious hands; HE is the One who stretched out the heavens and all that is in the heavens with names and numbers. CHRIST JESUS never created anything for there to be chaos but for HIS treasured humans to live in peace.

 Know that we all were created by one GOD. But we don’t all have the same FATHER; if we did we would not break covenant with HIM. This is why it is so very vital that we are returned back to our FATHER through CHRIST JESUS in HIS death and resurrection.

Why is it so very easy for mankind to believe in lies? It’s because we serve the father of all lies; we are engulfed in the life of sin and we are not aware of this fact until we have been introduced to the Truth. The Truth is CHRIST JESUS each time someone speaks of HIM or when we attend a worship service or for those who have not been taken out of the darkness and placed into HIS marvelous light; we try to read the Bible only to become frustrated because we don’t understand what we are to know. Our eyes are blind; our ears are deaf and our heart is black with darkness and is surrounded by an impenetrable wall that we throughout the years have built. The only One who can destroy that wall and bring light to our heart is CHRIST JESUS. When we know the truth we will cease in worshipping all created things. But rather we choose willingly to be convinced that nothing that has been created yesterday, today or tomorrow will be able to snatch us from the love of the One who created us from GOD that comes through HIS beloved SON, CHRIST JESUS who is the LORD. Men take your rightful position because you were created by GOD to be the head of women not her dominator.

Man and woman were created by GOD and when we come to CHRIST JESUS we are in eternal union with HIM. In CHRIST we will live a life of good actions because we follow the directions of the Holy Spirit who teaches us who we are in CHRIST.

When we are truly renewed in CHRIST JESUS who created us to be renewed and to take off everything that is not like HIM who created us we will express with our willing effort to be righteous and holy which flows from the Truth.

CHRIST JESUS is supreme because HE was not created but HE is the One who created all things. All means all; everyone and everything no matter where its location is. Whether we see or don’t see what HE created it’s there. And anyone who has a title or position JESUS is the One who created it to be so; our efforts has nothing whatsoever to do with it.

Man and woman know that you were created by GOD and nothing that GOD makes are not good; you are because HE said so. We must stop rejecting one another. The LORD our GOD is worthy of glory, honor, and power because HE is the One who created all things it was because of HIS will that everything and everyone came into being. Even the angels in heaven know that CHRIST JESUS is the One who created and with lifted hands they praise HIM.

Genesis 1:1-31, 2:2-4, 5:1-2; Ps. 104:30-31; Ecclesiastes 12:1; Is. 42:5, 43:1, 7, 45:12, 18; Malachi 2:10; Romans 1:25, 8:38-39; 1 Cor. 11:9;  Ephesians 2:10, 4:24; Colossians 1:16, 1 Timothy 4:4; Rev. 4:11, 10:5-6

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Cross

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A gibbet/gallows consisting of two pieces of timber placed across each other, in the form of a [+] which notorious malefactors are hanged, on which their bodies are suffered to remain, as spectacles of terror, and which our Savior suffered Ephesians 2:16. The ensign of the Christian faith. A monument with a cross upon it is to excite devotion through remembrance of the price JESUS paid for us. The doctrine of CHRIST’s sufferings and of the atonement, of our salvation by CHRIST, Galatians 5:11.

JESUS CHRIST after being beaten to the point of death had HE been a mere man. Was forced to carry HIS cross on HIS bloody and broken flesh body. HIS blood began to spill at the Praetorium and has flowed all over this planet to clean our blood and to provide us with a new DNA from all the curses of disease, sickness, and sin. If we would remember the suffering that JESUS CHRIST took on our behalf we should be willing also to pick up our cross and carry it as well. JESUS CHRIST never complained yet we complain about the trials and tribulations that we are hit with. When we neglect to carry our cross to go through the suffering that comes our way such as giving up all things that are not pleasing to the FATHER. We demonstrate that we are not worthy of following the example JESUS CHRIST left with us. In CHRIST JESUS we are able to do all things. It’s tiring and causes great pain but we must be willing to deny the cravings of our flesh. However, the problem with all of us is that we are too prideful to ask for help. Though JESUS CHRIST did not ask for help from the soldiers or those who witnessed HIM walking towards Golgotha to HIS execution. Help was provided by forcing another to take the cross of JESUS CHRIST the remainder of the way. This is a demonstration to us that we may begin toting the full weight of the cross but we don’t have to do it alone. Ask for help from family, friends and most of all CHRIST JESUS. There are no pleasing people, we are guilty of finding fault with others, magnifying all the negative or mistakes that we make and criticizing. But we seldom focus on the good. This is why most people shy away from asking for help, family and friends are supposed to walk not only in the cool breeze when everything is going well. We are to walk in the heat of the fire with family and friends as well without criticizing or looking for something out of it for self. We have nothing to prove to another. It’s a great thing that JESUS CHRIST never got down from that cross to prove to those who taunted HIM that HE could save HIMself and that HE is GOD. Had HE done so, we would never have the hope, that HE supplied us with through HIS obedience. If people don’t believe us with what we share with them when we speak, so what. Obey the examples JESUS CHRIST left for us. We are the subjects of our Sovereign, HE is the KING of the Jews. This is not just for those who know that they are Jews but it’s also for every Gentile who by faith believe in CHRIST JESUS and has become Jewish by faith. And don’t become upset when our mothers have to stand by to witness the pains we will go through to glorify the FATHER and our Savior. The mother of JESUS CHRIST stood by helpless crying for her baby but she understood that this is why HE was born to take on all the sins, all the diseases, all the sickness, and all the stresses of life. When we come through by becoming dead to the will of our flesh we will not be broken just as JESUS CHRIST bones were not broken. Ex. 12:46.

As an Evangelist I speak to those who are also anointed to evangelize, we are not sent out by CHRIST JESUS to carry out all the responsibilities that some are responsible to carry out in ministry. Though there may be times when the opportunity may present itself and the Holy Spirit will instruct us to carry out what we are not concerned with. Our prime responsibility is to proclaim the Good News of our Savior CHRIST JESUS. Never try to impress others with big words or lie about having what we don’t have because we desire to reflect what we see in others. We must be ourselves and rely totally on the wisdom which we receive from the Holy Spirit. Not all of us can relate to the plight of everyone that we come in contact with but we can share our testimony and the blood of the lamb with others. As an evangelist, we may not see everyone who we speak with transform from sin to righteousness but at least we can give them something to think about which will give them life and snatch them away from death. Our power is not in and of ourselves but in the cross.

Our confidence is found in the LORD our Savior CHRIST JESUS. Not in fables and especially not in the law which we have been redeemed from. Those that judge us because we don’t speak or live as they do because everything is either black or white there is no gray for them. Will judge and criticize yet they themselves never speak and live fulfilling the traditions of man neither do they obey the law entirely. We are to keep our eyes on the cross, not the law, come to realize that in CHRIST JESUS our heart is what is circumcised. Men don’t have to have their penis circumcised as a mark to show that they are righteous. Many men are circumcised from Jew to Gentile and they are not obedient to the law of GOD what so ever. However, those who have their heart circumcised are obedient to the knowledge of their freedom through CHRIST JESUS. Careless about the outward appearance because those who are more concerned about the outward appearance are dead inwardly. Putting on a show is just an act. Are you living when there is no one to see you in the same manner as you put on a show about? We better get our mind right and not be concerned about the outward person who is whitewashed but rather live life according to the crucifixion and our crucifixion is with JESUS CHRIST. This world has been crucified but there are some who are not aware of this or believe it to be so. We were a part of the world and it’s through our crucifixion with JESUS CHRIST that we are no longer a part of the world but rather in the world. We were once separated from the FATHER but because of the obedience JESUS CHRIST went through for us we have now become a new human, we are one in CHRIST JESUS and we have within us HIS peace. Through the execution of JESUS CHRIST, we are reconciled back to the FATHER. JESUS CHRIST’s death was as though HE was a criminal but HE was innocent. We are the ones who are guilty deserving the punishment that HE took for us all. To the family who is washed in the blood of CHRIST JESUS, if we imitate anyone and we do make sure that our mentor is one who follows CHRIST JESUS and lives according to HIS Word. Then our mentors are those who are enemies of JESUS CHRIST and HIS death on the cross we are imitating the wrong people. Regardless of how nice or smart they may be. Darkness cannot extinguish light but light can extinguish the dark. Following the wrong people will only lead to destruction. The god that they serve is not the true and living GOD who created everything and died to set us free from sin. Everything or everyone that is put before CHRIST JESUS is serving a false god. They should be ashamed but are not because their minds are on the things of this world. GOD is well pleased with JESUS and it’s seen by HIM having the total essence of GOD living within HIMself. JESUS reconciled everything on earth and in heaven to GOD by making peace in the shedding of HIS precious blood. JESUS paid our debt in full and HE did so completely and perfectly. The law which is regulations stood against us because none of us are able to live perfectly according to those guild lines. So JESUS had the law nailed to HIMself on the cross.

We are not alone in our faith and walk in CHRIST JESUS. No, we have with us those who lived in the freedom of CHRIST JESUS from Adam and Eve to the last human being alive when CHRIST JESUS return or dead in the grave who will rise when called forward. So in CHRIST JESUS discard from us everything that causes us not to be obedient to CHRIST JESUS. And just because something prevents us individually from living for CHRIST as we aught does not necessarily mean that it’s a sin. The sin is that we have it in the place where CHRIST JESUS should be in our heart. Nothing that we enjoy should keep us from moving forward in CHRIST JESUS. Keep the endurance of going forward and not looking to the side or back. CHRIST initiated and completed our trust in HIM. We share in the joy which is set before us because of what JESUS endured on the cross on our behalf. JESUS was the one who endured the beatings, the antagonistic words which were hurled at HIM. JESUS was the One who was executed in our place and put to shame by being exposed nakedly so people could gaze upon HIS bloody and destroyed flesh. But glory to our Savior who was not left in the grave, CHRIST JESUS rose from death because death could not keep HIM captive. We are told to rest in CHRIST JESUS because CHRIST sat back down on HIS throne beside HIS FATHER’s right side because HE is the One who left nothing undone. As JESUS did on the cross proclaim as HE did. Finished!

Matthew 10:38, 16:24, 27:32, 40, 42; Jn. 19:17, 19, 25, 31; 1 Corinthians 1:17-18; Galatians 5:10-12, 6:11-14; Eph. 2:16; Phil. 2:8; 3:17-19; Col. 1:20, 2:14; Hebrews 12:2
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Crowned

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So many of us live our lives confessing that we are kings and queens but never actually live as such. Kings are clothed and adorned with a crown and possess regal power. CHRIST JESUS is our greatest example as to how we are to live our life so that we may obtain a crown from HIM. CHRIST JESUS has a crown that no man will ever be able to fully imagine what it looks like and the crown that some of us will be rewarded with likewise cannot be imagined. The crowns that we see worn by true royalty here on earth will never be able to compare to what some of us will receive in heaven. As children of the living GOD we must live with dignity and honor. CHRIST JESUS had HIS crown replaced on HIS head once HE returns back to HIS throne because of the complete and perfect grace of salvation HE completed for mankind.

The LORD GOD never completely takes HIS eyes off mankind, yes, it is true that HE cannot look on sin. And that HE turned HIS eyes away from HIS own beloved SON on the cross because JESUS had taken the sins of the world on to HIMself. Our creator GOD is in-love with mankind and HE is ever mindful of us all. Mankind is so lost that they don’t realize that we are created and just a little lower than the created angels of heaven. When JESUS came as a man, HE too took on this form and was just a little lower than the angels. HIS FATHER graciously cared for HIM and helped HIM, HIS FATHER also visited and looked after HIM. But we fail to realize that our creator GOD does the very same for us but because we are so far removed from HIM we don’t recognize that HE is speaking to us, that HE is helping us, that HE is nearer to us than our very breath, it is by HIS grace that we don’t drop dead instantly from some of the sins we actively participate in. There is nothing the FATHER of JESUS who is the living GOD will not do that HE did for HIS SON JESUS. It was only for a little while that JESUS was without HIS crown of glory and honor which HE is so deserving of. JESUS has been giving all authority over everything nothing missing. JESUS CHRIST perfectly suffered for us all to death and this is why HE is so deserving of the crown that HE wears. Some of the children of GOD who completely understands who they are in CHRIST JESUS that we are the righteousness of GOD in CHRIST JESUS, who rest totally and completely in CHRIST JESUS and allow HIM to work for us, who obey through the help of the Holy Spirit and who walk in faith and not by sight will be satisfied with the fruit of his character and integrity in CHRIST JESUS. These will be his/her holy thoughts because of his/her renewed mind in CHRIST JESUS and his/her actions will be evident what is in the heart that causes delight within.

To all my beloved siblings in CHRIST JESUS, we have a crown waiting for us to be given to us as the symbol that we have completed our tasks given to us by our FATHER. So that when it is all said and done as the crown is placed on our head we will hear well done good and faithful servant. Let us achieve in getting our crown and not forfeit it because we have not fully given ourselves over to CHRIST JESUS and to rest in HIM for all things.

Hebrews 2:6-7, 9; Ps. 8:4-6; Prvbs. 14:18

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Crucify-Crucified

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As I was preparing to write this blog I thought to myself how am I to convey to all my readers just what it is to be crucified. So I went to my favorite dictionary and decided to cut and paste exactly what was found there.  

  1. To nail to a cross; to put to death by nailing the hands and feet to a cross or gibbet [another name for gibbet is gallows], sometimes anciently, by fastening a criminal to a tree, with cords.

But they cried, crucify him, crucify him. Luke 23:21.

  1. In scriptural language, to subdue; to mortify; to destroy the power or ruling influence of.

They that are CHRIST’s have crucified the flesh, with the affections and lusts. Galatians 5:24.

  1. To reject and despise.

They crucify to themselves the SON of GOD afresh. Hebrews 6:6.

To be crucified with CHRIST, is to become dead to the law and to sin, and to have indwelling corruption subdued. Galatians 2:20

  1. To vex or torment.

I know that I could not have described what it’s like to be crucified any better than what is found in the dictionary.

During the final part of the unjust trial where JESUS was waiting to hear the judgment for HIM which was unwarily ordained from the beginning of time in the heart and mind of GOD. Because JESUS was the only human born to die and HIS death was not the same type of earthly death that we all succumb to, no, HIS death had a purpose for the world and that was to heal, deliver and save all mankind if they would only have faith in HIM. HIS precious spilled blood is able to wash clean every human on this planet if everyone would only believe in HIM. HIS resurrection provides to all of those who place their entire trust in HIM the victory over everything as HE is our victor. I encourage everyone to read from all four gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John the record that we have about the crucifixion of JESUS who Pilate openly confessed that JESUS is the CHRIST. Now, I don’t know if Pilate and his wife became believers in JESUS but I have witnessed in my life those that are true heathens being used by the living GOD by delivering messages to me. So knowing that Pilate could have been just an instrument and not a believer in the SON of GOD to be used by GOD was already ordained in the heavens before Pilate was born. In the scriptures, our ancestors pronounced a curse on each of us and that is not only are they guilty of punishing JESUS but that we all are guilty of this horrendous punishment that JESUS went through so that we would not have to go through it. The corporate punishment now is normally found in the prison system and they use death by needle filled with four types of poison. But if the corporal punishment that was once used back then and that was to crucify criminals. Then criminals today who have been judged to be put to death would also be nailed or tied to the stake until dead and if there were no one to have compassion on the one who had been crucified that body would remain on that stake for all to watch decay day by day.

 Our ancestors shouted that JESUS must die by means of being crucified on the stake. Pilate was told by his wife that JESUS is a just man and it was noticed I’m sure by Pilate that JESUS is just because of HIS mannerism. I’m sure that Pilate had witnessed many criminals that either growl with shouting back that they are innocent, those that have in their eyes an emptiness and not showing remorse for their crimes. Pilate notices and was intrigued by JESUS.

When we read in the gospels about Pilate we know that he is a man with great authority, yet, he did not operate in his full authority for a few reasons. The first reason is that GOD is the one who orchestrated that day and JESUS came into this world to save mankind through HIS death. Secondly, GOD said that HE will put enmity between you [satan that serpent] and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; HE will bruise your head, and you will bruise HIS heel. Thirdly, he was overcome by the pressure of the people who were being used by satan. From the chief priest to the poorest of people who did not follow the teachings of JESUS were being used. We see Peter in hiding and cussing someone out watching this fiasco and the remaining disciples are not known where they ran out of fear. The only one who was up close and remained to the very end was John. It is written that we are to pick up and carry our cross. JESUS provided us with the example how HE HIMself carried HIS own cross. Have any of us ever wondered why the place where JESUS was crucified was called the place of the skull? Well, it’s because it’s the location where David buried the skull of Goliath. When we study the location which is Goliadin/Golgotha Jerusalem was a mound which became a hill. Also now known as Calvary Hill. Goliath’s head was buried by David in this hill which is also known after the burial as the place of the skull. This is the very same place where JESUS CHRIST was crucified as CHRIST JESUS destroyed a greater Goliath. The enemy of our souls. Refer to Gen. 3:15. The final act that Pilate authorized with the orchestration of GOD is that he had the scribes to write and place a plaque above the head of JESUS which read, “JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.” This was written in the common languages of the time to be read in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. Though the chief priest became furious with what was written Pilate refused to have it changed per the request of the chief priest. After all, without many realizing it to be true, it is. After JESUS was crucified the soldiers fulfilled what was written in Ps. 22:18 they divided HIS garments into fours and took a piece but HIS tunic which is the undergarment did not have any seams which were proof of HIS wealth and they gambled for the tunic of CHRIST.

Though JESUS CHRIST suffered greatly HE did so because of the love that HE has for HIS creation mankind. Though HE was captured and delivered it could not have been done if it not been time for this to take place. When we read the scriptures we see that when they had tried to kill HIM before that HE walked right in the midst of them. Everything about that night from HIS going with HIS captures from the garden to the Praetorium was accomplished with illegal hands. The crucifixion of JESUS also differed from the rest because unlike those before HIM, with HIM and after HIM, JESUS laid willingly HIMself down on the cross to be nailed in HIS hands and feet. The Son of Man is going to HIS death according to GOD’s plan. JESUS was not put to death HE willingly died by giving up HIS Spirit which is the Holy Spirit that now lives in every believer. CHRIST JESUS arose from the dead in victory and this is how we know that death no longer has victory over those who belong to CHRIST JESUS. It was not possible for death to hold JESUS down neither is it possible for death to hold us down as well.

Mark 15:13; Matthew 27:22; Luke 23:33, Jhn. 19:17-24; Acts 2:23-24

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[Ref. from Jhn] Mrk. 15:21-22, Num. 15:36, [Ref. from acts] Lk.22:22, Acts 5:30]

Cry

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Crying out is good for the soul. Crying refreshes the soul and in doing so we relieve ourselves of the heavy weight of carrying what we are filled up with. Just because a person cry does not always mean that they are filled up with hurt. Most people cry and never know it because of the form in which we cry. Crying does not always mean that salty fluid will exit the eyes but we may be filled up to the brim and have a need to expel with our voice. We cry aloud using our voice to speak that which we believe deep within our belly. We cry out with a call using great force. We cry out to GOD using a loud voice by way of the earnest request in prayer or giving GOD the praise and worship due to HIM. Sometimes we cry out in distress to our GOD because of a great need we may have or we will cry out in distress not because we stand in need of something from GOD but because we are overwhelmed by the good of our GOD. We exalt JESUS through praise by the clapping of our hands as tears roll down our face as we think about how we have been set free from sin. Because HE loves us so greatly and HIS grace, truth, and mercy can be overwhelming when we recognize that we are not worthy because of what we do. The most popular cry is that of a loud or silent voice in weeping because of the sorrow we are feeling. So we lament until we get it out of our system. The most popular cry that we all are apart of is that of triumph in whatever we have a passion for or when we see the answer to prayer. We are overcome with emotion and passion for the victories of our favorite sports team, achievements in our personal and business life, what our children are doing as we encourage them to live out their passions. Daily when we view the news we hear how people cry out with complaints because they feel the oppression of injustice. When we cry be it through tears of joy or sorrow, or to express something that is frightening which have caused great alarm or when we express a desperate need or want. We all must get in the habit of recalling the goodness that JESUS is to us, we need to recall that we have unmerited favor through HIM. And when we fix our attention on HIS goodness and promises to us we can’t help but cry.

From the depths of our soul, we should be overcome by the great appreciation through our love for JESUS. And how we crave HIM as a man craves for the attention of a woman and vice-versa. We are overcome just like the joy that is felt when a woman births her child. Though none of us want to die an earthly death we who are in a relationship with JESUS desire to be with HIM in the manner in which we can see, smell, hear and touch HIM up close and personal and we can taste HIS Word in our mouth. We cry from the inner depths of our heart in joy to our living GOD who watches us in all things, who listens to our heart, who answers our petitions the moment we speak our request and who also speaks in our spirit. How deeply loved is the dwelling place of JESUS.

And it’s not only us who are encased in the flesh that cries. The Holy Spirit also cries out, He cries out for the lost ones who do not belong to the FATHER and the SON, CHRIST JESUS. The Holy Spirit is a person, not a thing as we like to refer to Him as being when we say “something told me not to do or say”. The Holy Spirit is Wisdom which belongs to GOD who provides us with the indwelling of HIS presence so that we do not have to make the wrong decisions as well as He is constantly speaking about JESUS in our heart and spirit. Wisdom is so powerful that we require an understanding of what we hear. When we hear the cries of the Holy Spirit we find ourselves questioning the voice that we hear. To the non-believer hearing the cry of the Holy Spirit in our soul gives us pause and we make the decision to either remain in the darkness of sin or to turn and begin to live and walk in the light of CHRIST JESUS. To the believer, we grow too because we are accustomed to the cries of the Holy Spirit when we hear in our spirit the goodness of CHRIST JESUS and where we come from, how we were lurking about in darkness and did not realize it. So cry aloud my beloved release all the hurt that is being carried within you, release that pain to CHRIST JESUS. Cry aloud for the person that you never mourned for properly. Cry with joy about the goodness of our GOD and how we are saved from the punishment that we could have experienced eternally should we have not turned from our wicked ways to become the righteousness of GOD through CHRIST JESUS. Continue to cry through exclamations of excitement for the achievements made by ourselves, others and especially our loved ones in our family. Cease from being that one who can cry aloud because of what our favorite sports team is achieving but find it difficult to give GOD the glory which is due to HIM not just on Sunday or Saturday when we attend our weekly worship service in our local assembly. But cry out with the overcoming love that we have for CHRIST JESUS not so much because of what HE is doing in our lives but because of who HE is in our life.

Psalm 84:2; Proverbs 8:1

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