Sunday, May 17, 2015

We Are The Poor, Maimed, Halt, And The Blind

We are the Bums in the Street.


Why are we here? Seriously. I'm asking you. Why are we here? Why do we go to this building called a Church? Why are we reading the Bible? Why would we Pray to accept someone, Jesus, who called us Dogs, and Pigs? Oh you didn't know this? Yup. Jesus, called you, unless you are Jewish, a Pig and a Dog.

You see, Jesus did not come for you. He wanted nothing to do with you. Remember when the Woman, who was not Jewish, tried to talk to Him? First He attempted to ignore her, then when she persisted, He said this..

{Matthew 15:24}
"I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
In Mark we see that when she still persisted, He said this..

{Mark 7:27}
"Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs."
When He sent out the Twelve, He told them to stay away from us.

{Matthew 10:5-7}
"These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:

But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand."
So why are you here? Why do you go to Church? Why do you care about a Lord who called you Pigs {Matthew 7:6} and Dogs. Who told us plainly, He did not come for us. Why do you think for one second, that He would even think about Saving you? Who do you think you are? The Jews are now, have always been, and always will be, God's chosen people. Are you Jewish? No? Then are you not wasting your time?

You know who we are? We are the Poor, Maimed, Halt, and the Blind. We are the Bums on the street. We are the Pigs and the Dogs that Jesus called us. We are not God's Chosen People. Who are we? We are the step Children. We are the Adopted Children. We are the "Other Sheep."

{John 10:16}
" And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd."
So what happened? How did we go from Pigs and Dogs, to being called Children of God? The answer is simple. It is not liked. It is not appreciated. Some become offended if you tell them. But it is what it is. We benefited, because those Jesus did come for, said "No." They rejected Him. So? God opened it up to all. The Word even tells us, that Jesus Himself, is a stumbling Stone.

{1 Peter 2:4-8}
"To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed."
You see, because God made the Way of Salvation so simple, and the fact that those He made the Way for, decided to reject it, God opened it up to us all. God called His Chosen people to Salvation. They rejected His calling. So He in turn, called us. Jesus tells us this in His Parable of the Banquet Dinner

{Luke 14:16-23}
"A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled."
WE are the Poor, Maimed, Halt, and the Blind. We are the Bums on the street. We are the others. We are those that benefited from the original Guests rejecting the invitation. Notice here that this is the same invitation that the Jews received. We must do the same thing that they were told to do. Then we become one with them. We become adopted into the Family of God.

{Romans 1:16}
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."
See, what they had, we now can have. What they knew, we can now know. The Word of God was given to them. But now, the Word of God, Jesus's Sacrifice, and God's Grace, is for all who believe.

{Romans 3:1-2}
"What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God."
However, because they rejected God, God made His Word available to all who seek it..

{Romans 16:25-27}
"Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen."
Through accepting Jesus, we, the "non-Jews," the "Gentiles," the "uncircumcised," can now become Children of God.

{ Ephesians 2:12-13}
"That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ."
So now there is no difference. We are all one in the Family of God. You can not differentiate between a Jew, and Non-Jew, Black , White, Male, Female, Rich, Poor, or anything else. As we grow in Christ, we all should assimilate. We need to all come together as one.

{Romans 15:27}
"It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things."
WE are Children of God. WE are now Princes and Princesses of Heaven. WE are the Church. There is no other. WE are it. God chose you to be a part of it. Jesus died, yet rather, raised from the dead on the third day for us. WE, having received that, MUST be obedient is the ways of God. We went from Bums, and Wretches, to Children of the Most High God. Is that not reason enough, all by itself, to DO what He tells us to do? To follow Him? Learn from Him? Be obedient to Him? We are here, because God chose us to be here.

Accepting the Gift of Salvation is easy. All you need to do is accept Jesus's Sacrifice for you. Be Baptized the way Jesus told us too. Say this Prayer

"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} Now you need to learn, what God is all about. 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} BE the Child of God you have become.

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}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord..

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