Monthly Archives: May 2018
“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14
The virgin birth of Jesus Christ is actually an often debated topic among Atheists and agnostics to disprove the credibility of Christianity. They usually point to false gods like Zeus, Tammuz, or Horus to claim Christianity stole the idea of the “Virgin Birth” from Greek Mythology.
First what Atheists fail to understand is the “Virgin Birth” was first prophesied by Isaiah 700 years before Jesus was born. This was not an idea or concept generated by Christians, this was Judaism prophecy fulfilled.
Second if your really examine the stories of Zeus, Horus,Tammuz ect. None of their stories even come close to resembling the story of Jesus Christ. These are misleading claims that most take for granted without every really examining the evidence.
So why did God use a Virgin Birth to deliver our Savior? Well Jesus first mission was to become “The Lamb of God” to take away the sins of the world. In order for Jesus to accomplish this, he had to remain sinless. Being born through a Virgin by the Holy Spirit is the way God accomplished this.
What about Immanuel? This is actually a title and not a name. Just like Christ meaning Messiah is a title for Jesus and not his name. Immanuel means “God is with us” meaning God became human to dwell among us here and died for our sins.
Heavenly Father, we pray that the world comes to know you through your Son, we pray everyone comes to salvation in Jesus Name Amen!
Branch of God
In that day the Branch of the LORD will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth will be the pride and the adornment of the survivors of Israel. Isaiah 4:2
Who is “The Branch Of The Lord”? And who are the survivors of Israel?
Throughout the book of Isaiah we see the Messiah being referred to as “The Branch of The Lord”. Isaiah later clearly identifies who the Messiah is with prophecies in Chapter 7, 9, 11, 53, ect. All these prophecies are fulfilled by Jesus Christ, Isaiah by the Holy Spirit clearly revealed Jesus is the Messiah, God in the flesh that Israel and the world has long be waiting for
Think of a branch, its fully connected to the trunk of a tree. They are in total unison of each other yet separate. This is exactly how the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit relationship works. The Trinity is One God fully in unison with three entities.
‘In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch of David to spring forth; and He shall execute justice and righteousness on the earth. Jeremiah 33:15
The prophet Jeremiah by the Holy Spirit also describes the Messiah, Jesus Christ, as a Branch. Jesus fulfilled these prophecies through Joseph registering him in the census as the line of David
The survivors of Israel are the remnant of Jews who have accepted Jesus as the Messiah (Christ). There will come a day as prophesied in Zechariah that Christ will deliver the Jewish people as the Lion of Judah and they will accept him as the Son of God
I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. Romans 11:1
As Paul taught God has not forgotten the Jewish people, just as there was a remnant in Elijahs day , there will also be a remnant during Christs returns. As prophesied in Revelation 7, there will be the 12 tribes of Israel around the throne of Jesus Christ. God makes a promise and he keeps it, God does not change!
But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God; Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.
Psalms 68:3 NASB
Woe To The Wicked
Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him, For what he deserves will be done to him. Isaiah 3:11
“For they will eat the fruit of their actions” (Isaiah 3:10) There is going to come a day when justice will be served. When justice is served to the weak, the poor, the sick, the disabled, the hopeless, Jesus Christ is the King who will serve that justice upon the wicked
The world today mocks Christ and his Church, this same world crucified and killed the living God in the flesh. Your wickedness and sins will not be hidden forever, they will be exposed and unless you come to repentance , you will pay the wages of your own sins which is death!
The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:41-42
Lawlessness defined by The Bible is sin, everyone who continues to live in sin and wickedness will be thrown into the furnace of fire (Lake of Fire) where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Which road are you going to continue to travel? The Narrow Gate which leads to eternal life? Or the wide road of worldly pleasure that leads to your destruction? Choose Life Choose Jesus Christ!
Heavenly Father we pray for the lost and the damned, we pray they come to repentance and listen to the Holy Spirit in Jesus Name Amen!
For He looked down from His holy height; From heaven the Lord gazed upon the earth, To hear the groaning of the prisoner, To set free those who were doomed to death,
Psalms 102:19-20 NASB
Memorial Day 2018
Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
When I think of Memorial Day, I think of one word sacrifice. One of the meanings of the word sacrifice is “the surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or pressing claim” Meaning soldiers gave up their lives for a higher purpose or greater good
Its important we honor and remember our fallen veterans because they gave up everything so we may have freedom here today. In America, everything you are doing right now is because of a veteran. I am writing this blog right now because of a veteran, we are able to get an education or worship in Church, because of veterans. Other countries don’t have these freedoms!
Jesus Christ sacrificed himself to give us spiritual freedom. We are all slaves to sin and held captive to death, however Jesus took the penalty of death upon himself to free us from the grave. He did this not for his own benefit, he did it for a higher purpose and greater good. Jesus did this because he truly loves us and considers us a friend.
The Biblical word for this love is “AGAPE”, this is not a love we typically know. This is a sacrificial love, because anyone can say they love you, but how many are willing do die for you because of love? Remember the sacrifice of our veterans, remember the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Because only though him can your soul be truly set free!
Heavenly Father, we pray for our veterans past and present today, may you give them peace and hope through your Holy Spirit, may everyone understand the freedom your Son did for us at the cross in Jesus Name Amen!
Shine On Us
God be gracious to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us- Selah.
Psalms 67:1 NASB
Men will go into caves of the rocks And into holes of the ground Before the terror of the LORD And the splendor of His majesty, When He arises to make the earth tremble. Isaiah 2:19
What is going to save you from the “Great Day of The Lord”? Absolutely nothing. All the money in the world, all your political power, all your possessions and weapons will not save you! The day when Jesus Christ returns will be rejoiceful for Christians but will be dreadful for the unsaved.
Justice, everyone wants Justice! All the evil and corruption of this world will finally be dealt with righteously. There will be no hung jury’s or corrupted lawyers to plead your case. Yours sins and blasphemy are being exposed by God and justice will be served
BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen. Revelation 1:7
Everyone one who is left on the Earth will mourn because Christ returns. Why? Because for Christians the time is for redemption, for the rest of the world their time is up! Judgement is coming upon The Earth, The King of Kings and Lord of Lords has come to cleanse the Earth from evil for good!
If your unsaved what can you do about this? You need to repent of your sins, turn away from evil and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior! There is no other salvation for your soul except through Jesus Christ
Heavenly Father, we pray the world comes to repentance and understands that you are the only way to salvation in Jesus Name Amen!
Shout joyfully to God, all the earth;
Psalms 66:1 NASB