Mysterious Ways

Then in that day The nations will resort to the root of Jesse, Who will stand as a signal for the peoples; And His resting place will be glorious. Isaiah 11:10

God works in mysterious ways. Most of us have experienced this for ourselves. This is the same way God revealed the Messiah, Jesus (Yeshua) , to Isaiah and the Jewish people. “The nations” meaning Jews and Gentiles, the entire world, will “resort” or “seek” to the root of Jesse “Jesus Christ”

This is why the gospels of Matthew and Luke contain the genealogy of Christ. To show the Jewish people and everyone that Jesus fulfilled the Messianic prophecies.

The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David Matthew 1:1

When He began His ministry, Jesus Himself was about thirty years of age, being, as was supposed, the son of Joseph, the son of Eli, Luke 3:23

Jesse was the father of King David, so the Jewish people knew the Messiah needed to come from the line of David. As Luke documents here , we all know that Jesus is the Son of God and not conceived by a man. However Joseph, who is from the line of David, registered Jesus as his son, which fulfilled the Messianic prophecy of the root of Jesse or line of David

God works in mysterious ways, and it says his “resting place” or “Kingdom” will be glorious! The day has already come, Jesus has set you free, glory to God in the highest Amen!

Good vs Evil

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20

We live in a world today, that instead of dealing with our sins we justify them. This is obviously a big problem for your salvation. You can’t be forgiven for your sins if you don’t repent or confess them. However, if you don’t recognize what sin is, you will never repent of them. Therefore, God becomes angry with people who justify sin. This is also why you should study The Bible for yourself, to understand what sin is and why it destroys the foundation of humanity

Sin is lawlessness, (1 John 3:4) meaning anyone who continues to sin is following Satan and waging war against God. Sin didn’t come from God (James 1:7) Sin originated from Satan who wants to be God and destroy his kingdom.

The word “Woe” in the Bible means “Great sorrow” “misery” “a curse” “denunciation” When you continue to live in Sin, which is rebel against God, your living under a curse. Great sorrow and misery will follow your life. This is not a scare tactic, this is straight from the Word of God.  If you want to know why your life seems so hopeless and miserable, its probably because you have a sin problem.

The Good News is God so love you that he sent his only begotten Son to free you from the curse and bondages of sin. Jesus is the only way to become set free, call upon him today and become reborn Amen!

White As Snow

“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool. Isaiah 1:18

Even though God gave everything to the nation of Israel, they rebelled against him. Even to the point where they were worshipping other gods and sacrificing their own children. God become furious and had enough, but because he is a loving and forgiving Father, he told them if they repented he would forgive them.

We can relate to Israel also, God has given us so much, including his only begotten Son, yet we still rebel. We still worship other gods including money and celebrities. Not matter how much God has blessed us with , it always seems like its never enough. But God has given us everything, including redemption of our sins including eternal life.

The crimson blood of Christ was shed on the cross, so we can become white as snow. The purification of our sins and lawlessness, is a gift of Gods grace and mercy. Become white as wool, as the sheep to our Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ.

This is a promise by your Heavenly Father, don’t squander the salvation of your soul. The salvation that makes us white as snow, in the eyes of our Creator , in Jesus Name Amen

The Persecuted

“Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10

Have you been persecuted for the sake of righteousness? Notice Jesus says “for the sake of righteousness”. He’s not saying anyone who’s ever been persecuted will get to Heaven. Those who are persecuted for doing Gods work will be the ones rewarded.

The original Greek word for “Persecute” is “ Dioko” which means to aggressively chase, hunt down, and overtake. We see Christian Persecution on a large scale today. ISIS has murdered and persecuted thousands to millions of Christians all over the world. But we should not live in fear, but take heart, because God knows your suffering and your reward will be the Kingdom of Heaven.

Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years Revelation 20:4

The Bible tells us “The Persecuted” will be resurrected and reign with the King of Kings, Lord Jesus Christ during the millennial reign. Just as Christ has overcome death, we shall also overcome. So don’t live in fear of your faith, be strong and courageous just as God has commanded us

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4

Satan’s time is limited on this Earth. Him and his followers will be looking to devour Gods people like a roaring Lion. However, there will be a day of Redemption. A day when sin and death will exist no more. Hold on during these days of persecution for yours is the King of Heaven in Jesus Name Amen

Peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9

Are you a “Peacemaker”? Peace is something the world is always striving for, we write songs about it, books about it, but it never truly happens. Why? Because its in our instinct to want control, to envy, to lust, to demand power. When we conduct our daily lives, are we truly seeking Peace or conflict?

The original Greek for “Peacemaker” comes from “Eirene” which means “peace of mind” “wholeness when joined together” and “Poieo” which means to “Make, “Construct”, or “Cause” So a “Peacemaker” is one who is looking to unite people by their actions.

Jesus who is the “ Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6) taught us about making Peace by “Loving God” (Matthew 22:37) “Loving our Neighbors”(Matthew 22:39) and even  “Loving our Enemies” (Matthew 5:44)  Was this a popular concept? No, this is one of the reasons most Jews turned on him because they wanted war with the Romans.

But by Jesus actions on the cross, he was able to create an eternal Peace that is within that no one can take away. Jesus is the ultimate “Peacemaker”, an actions to bring Peace and unite Gods people.

We should strive to be more like Christ and be a “Peacemaker”. Will it always make you popular? Probably not, but Jesus promised that we would be called Children of God!