Sunday, February 16, 2014

How Did Jesus Do It?

An Honest question to an angry man.


We are going to do things a little different today. I'm going to share with you a very personal story. We are going to talk about me. A couple of weeks ago, I got angry. I asked you "Are you tired of anti-Christian Bigotry?" We talked about how I'm called out and attacked if I make a statement such as Sin is Sin. If I make a Statement "Not all Muslims are Terrorists, however, Most Terrorists ARE Muslims." Which is a FACT, I'm the one attacked. I'm told that I am using hateful language. Yet, the President of the United States, can call me stupid. Call me a Bitter Clinger. Call me a Racist. Just for simply believing in God and His Word. If I state I believe, and I do, in Faith, Family, and Freedom, I'm called a "Tea Bagger." I got angry.

We are told we can no longer call Sin, Sin. We can no longer accept what God says about this or that. We cannot speak "wrong" about anyone or anything. Yet, "Christians" are attack daily, for the simple reason they are "Christians." I got more angry.

A Music Band can get up and accept an award, and say "Thank you Satan." They sell a million CDs. They get naked in a Video, and receive a million plus views. Actors and Actresses can follow made up "Religions" and you dare not talk about that. Yet, an Actor quotes Scripture and is Suspended. He was reinstated, because it is all about money, but they DID suspend him. The anger grows.

Christians are being Raped, abused, and slaughter all around the world. Churches are being burned to the ground. No one seems to care. The angry in me continues to grow. I made a conscience decision to no longer worry about these people. To no longer be "Politically Correct." To no longer allow others to dictate to me, ANYTHING. I will call Sin, Sin. I will tell the Truth. I will live my life the way I CHOSE to. Right is right, wrong is wrong. Truth is truth, lies are lies.

I am beyond angry at those that are truly ignorant, meaning full out STUPID. Truly stupid. That think they are the smartest people on the planet and that they know what is best for me. It is like if I was to walk into a Chemical Engineering Lab and say, "you have to do things this way. I know better than you. If you do not do things the way I say, then I will ban you from doing anything at all." That is what those that do not know God, nor His Word, nor the meaning behind the Sacrifice of Jesus, do daily.

So I sat down and started to formulate this message. I stopped. Nothing was there. Just the growing anger. Just the fury building in me. I truly understand where Peter was coming from when he drew his Sword and cut off the ear of Malchus. I remember what Jesus told him. "Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword."

I got up and walked away. But the angry continued to grow. Then one day, I received a question in my Spirit. "How did Jesus do it?" How did Jesus do it? What a stupid question. He is God. He could do anything. What kind of question is that? I got "How did Jesus do it?" I'm not Jesus. I am more like Peter. Then the passage came to me again...

Matthew 26:
52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?

54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
OK God, I get it. Peter was a hot head. I put my sword away. I got up. I walked away. What's the point? "How did Jesus do it?" Stop asking me the same question. I get it. Jesus was compassionate and came and died for us. I understand that. I understand the basics God. "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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." Maybe I do not have the same capacity of love.

"How did Jesus do it?" {Sigh} I do not know. OK. I have no idea. I get so angry with the stupidity. I get frustrated. I get, well, VERY angry whenever someone who has no clue as to what reality is, tries to tell me they are smarter, and they know better. Then attempt to dictate to me what I can and cannot believe and when and where I can and cannot believe, and practice my Faith. I get beyond angry when people start calling Sin, Good, and Good, Sin. How did Jesus do it? Tell me.

"But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?" Remember what Jesus told you?

John 15:
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
Jesus talking to the Religious folks of the day, told them they do the things they do, and they hated him, because they are NOT God's Children. He said this.

John 8:
43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?

47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
Jesus is telling you, that there is no question. Just like when He was telling us about the end times, He said this...

Matthew 24:
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
"See that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass,." First, Jesus was able to overcome the World, because He knew the World. He created it. He understands it better than it understands itself. He knew what to expect and what was coming. He is telling you the same. This is the World. Understand it. This is what is coming. Understand that to get from point A to point C, you WILL have to go through B.

Second, He knew who HE is. Whenever someone came to Him and challenged Him on His knowledge, He looked at it differently than we do. You see, we get offended. How can this idiot, that knows nothing, tell me I do not know what I'm talking about? Him? He looked at it more like when your child comes to you and says, "Dad, Mom, you guys don't know what you are talking about. I know what's best for me. I'm smarter than you." You do not have to prove yourself to your children. They are going to say and do stupid stuff. But you know better, and you love them. You do not get offended, It may make you sad. Maybe a bit angry from time to time, but you will continue to love them and try to show them the best way for them to go.

Third, He understood and KNEW what the end result is. He KNEW the final destination. He KNEW what was awaiting him. In other words, He knew he could not lose. One of mine favorite lines ever, in a movie, was when Obi-One told Darth Vader "You can't win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine." Jesus could have said this to Satan himself. You, now as a Child of God, have the right to say this to anyone. Why? Because it is true. Jesus said... "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."

No one took Jesus's life. He lay it down "Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father." {John 10:17-18}

Jesus did what He did, because,,,,
He knew and understood the world,
He knew and understood what was coming.
He knew and understood who HE was.
He knew and understood the end and final result.

How can you do it?
Know and understand the world,
know and understand what is coming.
Know and understand who you are.
Know and understand the end and final result. Your final destination.

The next time someone comes to you and says "There is no God." Understand the Word declares "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good." {Psalm 14:1} The next time someone comes to you and asks "Who do you think you are?" You can say "I am a Child of God. I have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby I cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with my spirit, that I am a child of God I am an heir; heir of God, and joint-heir with Christ; if so be that I suffer with him, that I may be also glorified together."

For those that do not like you. Those that may call you names. Those that cannot hear what you say? Just understand "They are of their father the devil, and the lusts of their father they will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because you tell them the truth, they believe you not." Why? "He that is of God heareth God's words: they therefore hear them not, because they are not of God."

When you look around and see the state of the country, and the world, understand that these things must come to pass. Remember, Jesus did NOT Pray for the world. "I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine." {John15:18} Understand that these things must come to pass, and "see that ye be not troubled"

Know who you are. Understand that no matter what happens, it can not possibly compare to where you are going. Understand and KNOW "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

One of the most powerful aspects of Jesus's sacrifice is not just He came to Earth to die for us, but rather that He ALLOWED it to happen. He could have stopped it at anytime. He lay down His own life for us. He is all knowing, all powerful, and Lord of all. Yet, He allowed us, little ants, to abuse and kill Him, so that He could Save us.

How did Jesus do it? He is Jesus.
How can you do it?
You are YOU.

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray..

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

1 comment:

  1. Wrath is one of the seven deadly sins.

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