Sunday, February 08, “Heat Up” 2015 Welcome to Religion and Culture!
To all lovers of God from the heart, grace be to you and peace from God the Father; and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Topic: The Origin and Source of the Law inspires us along our journey by grace through Faith in Christ
Are the invisible things—I paused to focus —are the invisible things of the Creator from creation, namely, the universe, made visible to man not convincingly enough for him, or her to acknowledge His power and Divinity, repent anbd serve Him.? Even though man cannot see Almighty God with their naked eyes because they are flesh, they are without excuse, since they can develop an understanding of Yahweh’s power and Deity, by the things the universe reveals to them daily. If people look up to the heavens above with eyes of expectation, there should be no gainsaying that what they see is not done by a supreme being far beyond man’s imagination and comprehension and power. And for those, who would see the glory and the handiwork of the Supreme Ruler of the Universe would also acknowledge it, and declare as the Psalmist, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth His handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge.” [Psalms19:1-2] Apart from the revelation through observing of the universe, Yahweh, Almighty God, may be known by the revealed Word.
Two Important truths
Thus through the revealed Word in John 1:16-18, we learn that the Gospel of Jesus Christ, reveals two important truths within this context: (1) the righteousness of Almighty God, i.e.; what He commands and approves to be righteous: and (2) the wrath of Almighty God from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteous men who hold the truth in unrighteousness.” There is also a pending judgment, and just rewards for all those who journey on either way, the straight and narrow way, or, the broad way, namely, (a) eternal life for the righteous: and (b) spiritual death, a life that is cut off from the life of God. Psalms 1: 6 says, “For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous; but the way of the ungodly shall perish.” Again, John 3:16 declares, “For God so love the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” If perhaps you are still in doubts about some aspects concerning Almighty God, about your salvation, and about whom to worship, allow Him to speak to you through The Word below:-
God is Speaking to You
To whom then will ye lighten me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, who bringeth out their host by number, He calleth the all by names by the greatness of His might, for He is strong in power. Not one faileth….” [Isaiah 40:25-26] In addition to man’s outward observations; man has a sure Word through the Word of God concerning the Work of Almighty God; by Jesus the Word— in His pre-human existence. In John 1:1-3, we read, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God” (the Father), “and the Word was God” (Deity a Divine being). “The same was in the beginning with God,” (the Father). Philippians 2: 5-6 say, “Let this mind be in you, which was in Christ Jesus. Who, being in the form of God….” NB: “Being in the form of God speaks of the Deity” of the Word since in the beginning. It was the very Word, who was with God the Father, referred to when He commanded Him and said, “Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness….” [Genesis 1:26] And John 1: 3 confirms the fact that, God the Father; by the Word created all things for it says,” All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made.” Again, in Colossians 1: 15 we read that Christ is, “the image of the invisible God, the first born of every creation. For by Him were all things created that are in the 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; and He is before all things, and by Him all things consists, and He is the head of the Body, the Church….” [Colossians 1:15-18]
We are under Grace; and our Worship is Spontanuous (in spirit and in truth)
As an integral part of the Body of Christ, our InJew Nation in Christ, is under Grace, and instead of indulging in outer observances, our worship to Yahweh our heavenly Father; through Christ Jesus; is inward, from the heart, or in Spirit. And this is why we are the InJew Nation in Christ. According to the biblical definition of a real Jew by spiritual birth, Romans 2:29 declares, “But He is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter, whose praise is not of man, but of God.”
If your praise is not of man, but of God the Father, say Amen. And if you have a change of heart and attitude towards Almighty God; in that, you have established a right relationship with Him through Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit within, you may say Praise the Lord. And if you love Almighty God with all your heart…, you are under the blood stained banner of Christ, and worship God the Father through Christ Jesus in spirit and in truth, you may say Hallelujah. Then whoever you are, whatever is your nationality, where ever in the world you were born, you are an inward Jew. [Romans 2:29] Let us give God glory and praise. Amen
If you do not know the way to God the Father; Jesus is the Way. Repent of your sins and invite Christ into your heart and life today, and live for Him.
May Almighty God the Father, richly bless you, Reader, in Jesus’ name. Amen. Please share this message with others, thank you.
Serving in the spirit,
Pastor: Elder Wilfred A. Wilson