“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
What does Memorial Day mean to you? Most of us in America will have off work or school because of Memorial Day, but besides having picnics and opening the swimming pool, do you stop to think why we are celebrating this day? It’s easy to take freedom and liberty for granted, but throughout the generations there has been brave men and woman who have paid the price for all of us.
Regardless of what your political or religious beliefs are in America, you are reaping the benefits of these brave soldiers sacrifice. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t even be writing this blog, as I would probably be persecuted for my Christian beliefs like most countries around the world. Most of us in America take for granted our rights and freedom. Remember freedom always comes with a price.
Jesus also paid the price for us, and because of his sacrifice we are set free. Set free from sin and death. We also need to remember to reflect on what Christ has done for us and where we would be without him. Just as Jesus said there is no greater love to lay down his life, he showed that love for all of us on the cross
So this Memorial Day, reflect on the soldiers who paid the debt for your freedom, reflect on your Lord and Savior who saved your soul. Remember to Thank every soldier you see, for even if they did survive, they still paid a price for you. God bless America and all our soldiers past and present in Jesus Name Amen
He will swallow up death for all time, And the Lord GOD will wipe tears away from all faces, And He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth; For the LORD has spoken. Isaiah 25:8
Regardless of how much money you have, what nationality you are, how good your health is, or the color of your skin, we all face the same problem. We all face the issue of death. Its not an issue we like to talk about , but it’s a reality that hits most of us hard eventually.
This is why accepting Jesus is so important to everyone, not just the lost or hopeless, but important to the entire world. God has promised to one day eliminate death and sorrow. Seems hard to believe as we see the tragedies going on every day. However, when we look in the book of Genesis, at the very beginning of Gods plan and creation, we were immortal and flawless. Through Christ we can return to this state again, and the Earth will be restored to Gods paradise. (Revelation 21)
The last enemy that will be abolished is death 1 Corinthians 15:26
Jesus defeated your greatest enemy that you, on your own, could not defeat. Jesus has defeated death, and one day we will stand with The Lord , where pain, mourning, sorrow, and sin will be no more. For the former things have passed away, but through Christ we have eternal life and victory. As Jesus said on the cross “It Is Finished”, the Lord is just waiting for your heart in Jesus Name Amen
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.
Psalms 86:5 NASB
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!
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!
Lovingkindness and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Psalms 85:10 NASB
“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
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
Psalms 84:11 NASB
Arise, O God, judge the earth! For it is You who possesses all the nations.
Psalms 82:8 NASB
O Lord God of hosts, restore us; Cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.
Psalms 80:19 NASB