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Are You Ready?

John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Mark 1:4

Picture this, a man wearing clothes made of camel hair and living off of locusts and wild honey, is standing outside the great city of Jerusalem yelling to people to “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand” (Matthew 3:2)

Many people probably thought he was crazy, yet Jesus calls John the “greatest of all prophets” (Mathew 11:11) Others listened to his message, repented of their sins, and was “baptized” in the Jordan River awaiting the arrival of the Christ, the Son of God

Imagine John doing this in todays society? Imagine him standing outside of Manhattan , yelling for people to repent of their Sins. The Liberals and LGTBQ groups are all offended, they have him arrested for a hate crime speaking the Word of God. The media calls John a bigot , a racist, some even declare him a terrorist because his free speech is not considered acceptable.

And he was preaching, and saying, “After me One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to stoop down and untie the thong of His sandals. Mark 1:7

But regardless of any of this, John states there is one greater coming than him who hes not even worthy to tie his shoe. John is the fulfillment of the prophecy in Isaiah , the messenger to prepare the way for The Lord.

How do we prepare for the coming of The Lord? We repent of our sins, we wash our iniquities away. Jesus is coming again soon, Are You Ready?

Word of God

Take again another scroll and write on it all the former words that were on the first scroll which Jehoiakim the king of Judah burned. Jeremiah 36:28

The Word of God was given to the Prophet Jeremiah who then had written down by Baruch, it was then read to King Jehoiakim who didn’t like what God had to say and burned it in his fireplace. According to the Bible King Jehoiakim was a wicked man (2 Kings 23:37) who was also guilty of killing prophet Uriah (Jeremiah 26:20-23)

So its no surprise King Jehoiakim would reject the Word of God and try to destroy it. The Kings followers were just as bad, as they showed no fear in Gods word and they didn’t react when he burned the scrolls (Jeremiah 36:23-24) However as we know, God will not be mocked, and his Word remains forever

And concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah you shall say, ‘Thus says the LORD, “You have burned this scroll, saying, ‘Why have you written on it that the king of Babylon will certainly come and destroy this land, and will make man and beast to cease from it?'” Jeremiah 36:29

God commanded the scroll to be rewritten, but he also God passed judgment down upon King Jehoiakim for his blasphemy. This prophecy came true as King Jehoiakim when the Babylonians overtook Jerusalem and Jehoiakims body was thrown over the city wall in a disgraceful death

The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever. Isaiah 40:8

Today there is still a lot of people like King Jehoiakim trying to remove and destroy the Word of God. But the Word of God will stand forever! Truth is truth, regardless if you try to ignore or deny it. 1+1 will always equal 2, just as the Word of God will always stand Amen!

Law of Christ

Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

Here the Apostle Paul talks about the “Law of Christ”, this is not the same as the “Law of Moses” that was given down at Mt Sinai. Remember Jesus fulfilled the Old Law on the cross when he said “It Is Finished”, anyone who is now in Christ is living by the Law of Christ which is Grace.  So what is the Law of Christ?

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. Galatians 6:7

The legalist mocks the Law of Christ, saying this is a license to sin. However as Paul states God is not mocked. Whatever you sow you will reap. Meaning you live a life of sin you are going to reap a life of death and destruction.

The morality of the Law has not changed, Sin is Lawlessness. When you live in sin your actions don’t love God or your Neighbor which is the fulfillment of The Law

And He said to him, “‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ “On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:38-40

Jesus laid out what the Law of Christ is, Love God and Love your Neighbor. This is the fulfillment of The Law. When you study the Mosaic Law, you will find a pattern. Every commandment is about loving God or your Neighbor.

Therefor Bear each other’s burdens and worship God with all your heart, mind and soul. This is the fulfillment of The Law of Christ Amen!

Nothing Is Impossible

Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?” Jeremiah 32:27

Jeremiah was in prison, and Jerusalem was being taken over by Babylon, yet Jeremiah kept prophesying that Israel would be free again. Not only did he keep prophesying this, he purchased a piece of land because he knew that God would free Israel again

Jeremiahs persistent prophecy obviously angered the King of Babylon and had Jeremiah locked away so nobody can hear or see him.

Jeremiah said a prayer of praise to God saying nothing is impossible for him (Jeremiah 32:17) God answered back to Jeremiah and confirmed to him, Nothing is impossible for God, and God told Jeremiah exactly how he was going to redeem Israel

I will make an everlasting covenant with them that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; and I will put the fear of Me in their hearts so that they will not turn away from Me. Jeremiah 32:40

God declares he will make a “new covenant” an everlasting covenant where God will write the law on our hearts. This is the new covenant that was fulfilled through Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit has written the Law in our hearts and minds.

And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

How can God save the world with the life of one man? Nothing is impossible to God! How can God bring his son into our human realm? Nothing is impossible to God! How can God give us a new heart and fill us with the Holy Spirit? Nothing is Impossible for God! Amen!

Freedom of Christ

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1

Many people, even today, are trying to set themselves free. They believe if they do enough “good works” or follow enough rules, they will be justified before God. This is a false misconception and doctrine many are blindly following

Nobody can be saved except through Jesus Christ. Its that simple, many want to believe they can work out their own salvation, its not possible. The wages of sin are death, the only way you can break free from that yoke is by the blood of Jesus Christ

You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. Galatians 5:4

Paul warns those who try to justify themselves by The Law have fallen from Grace. This is a strong warning from Paul, why? Because when your putting more faith in your own works rather than the works of Christ, you are denying Christ.

Nobody is justified before God without the blood of Christ, nobody!

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love. Galatians 5:6

Circumcision (Works of the Law) have no value without Faith in Jesus Christ as your salvation. Without true Faith in Jesus, your wasting your time, you need to become circumcised at the heart (spiritual) repent and become Born Again!

So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36

There is only one way to true Freedom and that’s through Jesus Christ. People try to generate their own freedoms, but are just temporary and leave you in bondage. The Son of God has set your Free, by Faith you have been saved, Amen!