Saturday, December 10, 2022

JESUS is CHRIST

 

Luke 9:18-19

King James Version

18 And it came to pass, 

as he was alone praying, 

his disciples were with him: 

and he asked them, saying, 

Whom say the people that I am?

19 They answering said, 

John the Baptist; 

but some say, Elias; 

and others say, 

that one of the old prophets is risen again.


The Name, JESUS CHRIST, has been taken for granted.

But do we really know its sacred significance?

The LORD JESUS is known as JESUS CHRIST.

A Name not to be blasphemed.

The FOUR gospels speak of JESUS as the CHRIST:

Matthew 16:16

King James Version

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, 

Thou art the Christ, 

the Son of the living God.


Mark 8:29

King James Version

29 And he saith unto them, 

But whom say ye that I am? 

And Peter answereth and saith unto him, 

Thou art the Christ.


Luke 9:20

King James Version

20 He said unto them, 

But whom say ye that I am? 

Peter answering said, 

The Christ of God.


John 11:27

King James Version

27 She saith unto him, 

Yea, Lord: 

I believe that thou art the Christ, 

the Son of God, 

which should come into the world.


The Acts of the Apostles confirm it:

Acts 18:28

King James Version

28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, 

and that publicly, 

shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.


The gospel of LUKE has more to say:

Luke 2:25-35

King James Version

25 And, behold, 

there was a man in Jerusalem, 

whose name was Simeon; 

and the same man was just and devout, 

waiting for the consolation of Israel: 

and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, 

that he should not see death, 

before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: 

and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, 

to do for him after the custom of the law,

28 Then took he him up in his arms, 

and blessed God, and said,

29 Lord, 

now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, 

according to thy word:

30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, 

and the glory of thy people Israel.

33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled 

at those things which were spoken of him.

34 And Simeon blessed them, 

and said unto Mary his mother, 

Behold, 

this child is set for the fall and rising again 

of many in Israel; 

and for a sign which shall be spoken against;

35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) 

that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.


Luke 4:40-41

King James Version

40 Now when the sun was setting, 

all they that had any sick with divers diseases 

brought them unto him; 

and he laid his hands on every one of them,

 and healed them.

41 And devils also came out of many, 

crying out, and saying, 

Thou art Christ the Son of God. 

And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: 

for they knew that he was Christ.


Even the devils know JESUS is CHRIST, the SON of GOD.

Perhaps, it is only man who doesn't acknowledge.

This post aims to bring clarity, through SPIRIT, and Scripture.

But what does "CHRIST" mean?

The gospel of John explains it precisely.

John 1:40-41

King James Version

40 One of the two which heard John speak, 

and followed him, was Andrew, 

Simon Peter's brother.

41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, 

and saith unto him, 

We have found the Messias, 

which is, being interpreted, 

the Christ.


So, "CHRIST" means "MESSIAH".

What does the Bible say about the Messiah?

Well, the birth of JESUS was prophesied:

Isaiah 9:5-7

King James Version

5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, 

and garments rolled in blood; 

but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.

6 For unto us a child is born, 

unto us a son is given: 

and the government shall be upon his shoulder:

 and his name shall be called Wonderful, 

Counsellor, The mighty God, 

The everlasting Father, 

The Prince of Peace.

7 Of the increase of his government and peace 

there shall be no end, 

upon the throne of David, 

and upon his kingdom, 

to order it, 

and to establish it with judgment and with justice 

from henceforth even for ever. 

The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.


The LORD's fate and mission was also prophesied:

Acts 26:22-23

King James Version

22 Having therefore obtained help of God, 

I continue unto this day, 

witnessing both to small and great, 

saying none other things than those 

which the prophets and Moses did say should come:

23 That Christ should suffer, 

and that he should be the first 

that should rise from the dead, 

and should shew light unto the people, 

and to the Gentiles.


An angel announced the GOOD NEWS:

Luke 2:7-14

King James Version

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, 

and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, 

and laid him in a manger; 

because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country 

shepherds abiding in the field, 

keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, 

the angel of the Lord came upon them, 

and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: 

and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, 

Fear not: for, behold, 

I bring you good tidings of great joy, 

which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day 

in the city of David a Saviour, 

which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; 

Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, 

lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel 

a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, 

and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, 

and on earth peace, 

good will toward men.


From the verses, we learn that JESUS is CHRIST -- the "Christ of God", the "Lord's Christ".

We learn that "CHRIST" means "Son of God".

It also means "Messiah".

And "Messiah" means "Savior".

"Savior" refers to "Christ the Lord".

Scripture testifies of it:

Only through JESUS can we be saved.

Luke 19:10

King James Version

10 For the Son of man is come 

to seek and to save that which was lost.


Acts 4:12

King James Version

12 Neither is there salvation in any other: 

for there is none other name under heaven 

given among men, 

whereby we must be saved.


What are we to be saved from?

John 8:24

King James Version

24 I said therefore unto you, 

that ye shall die in your sins: 

for if ye believe not that I am he, 

ye shall die in your sins.


JESUS is our only SALVATION.

John 3:16-17

King James Version

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.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world

to condemn the world; 

but that the world through him might be saved.


Let all, who are of GOD, acknowledge JESUS as CHRIST, SON of GOD, MESSIAH, and SAVIOR.


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Sunday, November 27, 2022

The ULTIMATE teacher

 


Matthew 16:15-17

King James Version

15 He saith unto them, 

But whom say ye that I am?

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, 

Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, 

Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: 

for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, 

but my Father which is in heaven.


Do you want to know, everything there is to know?

It's time you relied on the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD.

Only He can teach us anything, and everything about JESUS.

Only He can give us the knowledge we seek on anything.

As born again, I rely on the Holy Spirit for creating my 66 blogs.

He teaches me about Scripture.

Here's proof that the HOLY SPIRIT is "teacher of all things":

Nehemiah 9:20

King James Version

20 Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them, 

and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, 

and gavest them water for their thirst.


Proverbs 1:23

King James Version

23 Turn you at my reproof: 

behold, 

I will pour out my spirit unto you, 

I will make known my words unto you.


Isaiah 40:13-14

King James Version

13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, 

or being his counsellor hath taught him?

14 With whom took he counsel, 

and who instructed him, 

and taught him in the path of judgment, 

and taught him knowledge, 

and shewed to him the way of understanding?


Ezekiel 36:26-27

King James Version

26 A new heart also will I give you, 

and a new spirit will I put within you: 

and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, 

and I will give you an heart of flesh.

27 And I will put my spirit within you, 

and cause you to walk in my statutes, 

and ye shall keep my judgments, 

and do them.


John 14:26 

King James Version

26 But the Comforter, 

which is the Holy Ghost, 

whom the Father will send in my name, 

he shall teach you all things, 

and bring all things to your remembrance, 

whatsoever I have said unto you.


John 16:13-15

King James Version

13 Howbeit when he, 

the Spirit of truth, is come, 

he will guide you into all truth: 

for he shall not speak of himself; 

but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: 

and he will shew you things to come.

14 He shall glorify me: 

for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

15 All things that the Father hath are mine: 

therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, 

and shall shew it unto you.


1 Corinthians 2:9-10

King James Version

9 But as it is written, 

Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, 

neither have entered into the heart of man, 

the things which God hath prepared 

for them that love him.

10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: 

for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, 

the deep things of God.


1 Corinthians 2:11

King James Version

11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, 

save the spirit of man which is in him? 

even so the things of God knoweth no man, 

but the Spirit of God.


1 Corinthians 2:12-13

King James Version

12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, 

but the spirit which is of God; 

that we might know 

the things that are freely given to us of God.

13 Which things also we speak, 

not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, 

but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; 

comparing spiritual things with spiritual.


1 Corinthians 12:7-13

King James Version

7 But the manifestation of the Spirit 

is given to every man to profit withal.

8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; 

to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

9 To another faith by the same Spirit; 

to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

10 To another the working of miracles; 

to another prophecy; 

to another discerning of spirits; 

to another divers kinds of tongues; 

to another the interpretation of tongues:

11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, 

dividing to every man severally as he will.

12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, 

and all the members of that one body, 

being many, are one body: 

so also is Christ.

13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, 

whether we be Jews or Gentiles, 

whether we be bond or free; 

and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.


Ephesians 1:16-19

King James Version

16 Cease not to give thanks for you, 

making mention of you in my prayers;

17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

the Father of glory, 

may give unto you 

the spirit of wisdom and revelation 

in the knowledge of him:

18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; 

that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, 

and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance 

in the saints,

19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power 

to us-ward who believe, 

according to the working of his mighty power,


1 John 2:27 

King James Version

27 But the anointing 

which ye have received of him abideth in you, 

and ye need not that any man teach you: 

but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, 

and is truth, and is no lie, 

and even as it hath taught you, 

ye shall abide in him.


Why, then, settle for less?


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Friday, November 18, 2022

Some HARD sayings

 

John 6:59-60

King James Version

59 These things said he in the synagogue, 

as he taught in Capernaum.

60 Many therefore of his disciples, 

when they had heard this, said, 

This is an hard saying; who can hear it?


JESUS was a TRUE revolutionary.

He rocked many boats.

Ever heard the saying, "a rock and a hard place"?

Consider it a metaphor for what this post will reveal.

Unless you are born again, taught by SPIRIT to understand Scripture, you will not be able to comprehend His hard sayings.

Such as:

John 6:41-42

King James Version

41 The Jews then murmured at him, 

because he said, 

I am the bread which came down from heaven.

42 And they said, 

Is not this Jesus, 

the son of Joseph, 

whose father and mother we know? 

how is it then that he saith, 

I came down from heaven?


John 6:45-46

King James Version

45 It is written in the prophets, 

And they shall be all taught of God. 

Every man therefore that hath heard, 

and hath learned of the Father, 

cometh unto me.

46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, 

save he which is of God, 

he hath seen the Father.


John 6:47

King James Version

47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, 

He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.


John 6:48-50

King James Version

48 I am that bread of life.

49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, 

and are dead.

50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, 

that a man may eat thereof, 

and not die.


John 6:51-52

King James Version

51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: 

if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: 

and the bread that I will give is my flesh, 

which I will give for the life of the world.

52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, 

saying, 

How can this man give us his flesh to eat?


John 6:53-56

King James Version

53 Then Jesus said unto them, 

Verily, verily, I say unto you, 

Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, 

and drink his blood, 

ye have no life in you.

54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, 

hath eternal life; 

and I will raise him up at the last day.

55 For my flesh is meat indeed, 

and my blood is drink indeed.

56 He that eateth my flesh, 

and drinketh my blood, 

dwelleth in me, 

and I in him.


John 6:57-59

King James Version

57 As the living Father hath sent me, 

and I live by the Father: 

so he that eateth me, 

even he shall live by me.

58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: 

not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: 

he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.

59 These things said he in the synagogue, 

as he taught in Capernaum.


John 6:61-63

King James Version

61 When Jesus knew in himself 

that his disciples murmured at it, 

he said unto them, 

Doth this offend you?

62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up 

where he was before?

63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; 

the flesh profiteth nothing: 

the words that I speak unto you, 

they are spirit, 

and they are life.


John 6:64-65

King James Version

64 But there are some of you that believe not. 

For Jesus knew from the beginning 

who they were that believed not, 

and who should betray him.

65 And he said, 

Therefore said I unto you, 

that no man can come unto me, 

except it were given unto him of my Father.


The result?

(Note the numbers on the verse.)

John 6:66

King James Version

66 From that time many of his disciples went back, 

and walked no more with him.


Another hard saying:

John 8:58

King James Version

58 Jesus said unto them, 

Verily, verily, I say unto you, 

Before Abraham was, I am.


The result?

John 8:59

King James Version

59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: 

but Jesus hid himself, 

and went out of the temple, 

going through the midst of them, 

and so passed by.


Another hard saying:

John 10:30

King James Version

30 I and my Father are one.


The result?

John 10:31-33

King James Version

31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

32 Jesus answered them, 

Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; 

for which of those works do ye stone me?

33 The Jews answered him, 

saying, 

For a good work we stone thee not; 

but for blasphemy; 

and because that thou, being a man, 

makest thyself God.


Another hard saying:

John 14:6

King James Version

6 Jesus saith unto him, 

I am the way, the truth, and the life: 

no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.


Another hard saying:

John 8:24

King James Version

24 I said therefore unto you, 

that ye shall die in your sins: 

for if ye believe not that I am he, 

ye shall die in your sins.


Another hard saying:

Luke 9:59-60

King James Version

59 And he said unto another, 

Follow me. 

But he said, 

Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

60 Jesus said unto him, 

Let the dead bury their dead: 

but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.


More hard sayings:

Matthew 5:27-47

Matthew 12:46-50


Yes, these are hard sayings.

The Bible has 66 books on it.

And then again, JESUS is the ROCK.

Deuteronomy 32:4

King James Version

4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: 

for all his ways are judgment: 

a God of truth and without iniquity, 

just and right is he.


Psalm 118:22

King James Version

22 The stone which the builders refused 

is become the head stone of the corner.


Matthew 7:24-25

King James Version

24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, 

and doeth them, 

I will liken him unto a wise man, 

which built his house upon a rock:

25 And the rain descended, 

and the floods came, 

and the winds blew, 

and beat upon that house; 

and it fell not: 

for it was founded upon a rock.


1 Corinthians 3:11

King James Version

11 For other foundation can no man lay 

than that is laid, 

which is Jesus Christ.


1 Corinthians 10:4

King James Version

4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: 

for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: 

and that Rock was Christ.


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Saturday, November 12, 2022

EVERYTHING through JESUS

 

James 1:17

King James Version

17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, 

and cometh down from the Father of lights, 

with whom is no variableness, 

neither shadow of turning.


Everything comes from GOD.

Everything comes from heaven.

Everything was given by GOD, through JESUS.

That is the premise of this post.

And we shall find out, through these verses:

Matthew 28:18

King James Version

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, 

saying, 

All power is given unto me 

in heaven and in earth.


John 3:13

King James Version

13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, 

but he that came down from heaven, 

even the Son of man which is in heaven.


John 3:27

King James Version

27 John answered and said, 

A man can receive nothing, 

except it be given him from heaven.


John 3:31

King James Version

31 He that cometh from above is above all: 

he that is of the earth is earthly, 

and speaketh of the earth: 

he that cometh from heaven is above all.


John 3:34

King James Version

34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: 

for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.


John 3:35

King James Version

35 The Father loveth the Son, 

and hath given all things into his hand.


John 12:49-50

King James Version

49 For I have not spoken of myself; 

but the Father which sent me, 

he gave me a commandment, 

what I should say, 

and what I should speak.

50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: 

whatsoever I speak therefore, 

even as the Father said unto me, 

so I speak.


John 15:1

King James Version

15 I am the true vine, 

and my Father is the husbandman.


John 15:4

King James Version

4 Abide in me, 

and I in you. 

As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, 

except it abide in the vine; 

no more can ye, 

except ye abide in me.


John 15:5

King James Version

5 I am the vine, 

ye are the branches: 

He that abideth in me, 

and I in him, 

the same bringeth forth much fruit: 

for without me ye can do nothing.


Acts 4:12

King James Version

12 Neither is there salvation in any other: 

for there is none other name under heaven 

given among men, 

whereby we must be saved.


Acts 17:28

King James Version

28 For in him we live, 

and move, 

and have our being; 

as certain also of your own poets have said, 

For we are also his offspring.


Romans 8:3-4

King James Version

3 For what the law could not do, 

in that it was weak through the flesh, 

God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, 

and for sin, 

condemned sin in the flesh:

4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, 

who walk not after the flesh, 

but after the Spirit.


Romans 9:15-16

King James Version

15 For he saith to Moses, 

I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, 

and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

16 So then it is not of him that willeth, 

nor of him that runneth, 

but of God that sheweth mercy.


Ephesians 2:10

King James Version

10 For we are his workmanship, 

created in Christ Jesus unto good works, 

which God hath before ordained 

that we should walk in them.


Colossians 1:12-20

King James Version

12 Giving thanks unto the Father, 

which hath made us meet to be partakers 

of the inheritance of the saints in light:

13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, 

and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, 

even the forgiveness of sins:

15 Who is the image of the invisible God, 

the firstborn of every creature:

16 For by him were all things created, 

that are in heaven, 

and that are in earth, 

visible and invisible, 

whether they be thrones, 

or dominions, or principalities, or powers: 

all things were created by him, 

and for him:

17 And he is before all things, 

and by him all things consist.

18 And he is the head of the body, 

the church: 

who is the beginning, 

the firstborn from the dead; 

that in all things he might have the preeminence.

19 For it pleased the Father 

that in him should all fulness dwell;

20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, 

by him to reconcile all things unto himself; 

by him, I say, 

whether they be things in earth, 

or things in heaven.


Revelation 1:5-6

King James Version

5 And from Jesus Christ, 

who is the faithful witness, 

and the first begotten of the dead, 

and the prince of the kings of the earth. 

Unto him that loved us, 

and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

6 And hath made us kings and priests 

unto God and his Father; 

to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. 

Amen.


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