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Living Water

Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water that we may drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the LORD?” Exodus 17:2

Again the Israelites began to complain to Moses that God has left them to die in the wilderness. Remember they complained about food, and God sent them Bread from Heaven (Manna) and meat (quail)

However now they are thirsty, and being out in the wilderness (desert), water was not found. However God heard the cries of his people and supplied them with “Living Water”, flowing water that never ran out, they would never thirst again

He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'” John 7:38

Again God sent his only Begotten Son, as the Living Water for us. Whoever drinks from him will never thirst again. What did Jesus mean by this Living Water?

But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. John 7:39

Scripture explains to us that Jesus was talking about the Holy Spirit. As Jesus promised at the Day of Pentecost , the Holy Spirit was sent and lives inside everyone who is a believer in Jesus Christ. The Spirit is the flowing Living Water inside of you!

Are you thirsty for Truth? Are you thirsty for Hope? Are you thirsty for Peace? Are you thirsty for Love? Accept the Lord Jesus Christ and never thirst again, be filled with the Living Water Amen!

Lord of The Sabbath

“So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.” Mark 2:28

The debate about the Sabbath in Christianity still continues today, even though this topic was settled by the early Apostles at the Council of Jerusalem (Acts 15) many groups still like to use this topic to condemn Christians.

Those who say “Jesus never addressed the topic of the Sabbath” are wrong, here is a good example of Jesus addressing the Sabbath. The word Sabbath is translated from the Hebrew word “Shabbat” meaning Rest, to enter into Gods rest. Many rules were added by man (religious leaders) over time to put people into bondage of the Sabbath, which it was never meant to.

The Pharisees were looking to condemn Jesus and his disciples for picking grain to eat on a Sabbath day. He reminded them when King David and his friends ate the bread that was meant for only the high priests, did the religious leaders stone David for this?

Jesus said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. Mark 2:27

Jesus was showing that the Sabbath was a moral issue and not a legal issue. Did David do anything wrong morally on the Sabbath? No , but according to the legalist he broke the Law. Jesus is explaining the Sabbath was made for us , to give us rest. It wasn’t made to put us in bondage of The Law

Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

The Sabbath was all about Gods Rest, Jesus is our Rest, Jesus is the fulfillment of The Sabbath. As Jesus said He is Lord of the Sabbath. Nobody is saying the Sabbath was abolished it was fulfilled.

If you want to keep observing the Sabbath, that is fine, but your not permitted to put others in bondage because of the Sabbath. Being in bondage of The Sabbath defeats the purpose of The Sabbath!

Come to Jesus all you who are seeking Gods Rest, Amen!

Manna from Heaven

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether or not they will walk in My instruction Exodus 16:4

During the “Exodus” the Israelites complained to Moses that they are starving in the wilderness. God heard the cries of his people and rained down “Manna (Bread) from Heaven” What seems like impossible, God did to provide for his people in the wilderness.

However , the people were instructed to gather all the  bread before morning. Of course some did not listen and left the bread laying, then the bread was foul and full of worms. See God sent the “Bread of Life” but it was important for the people to receive the bread , just as we need to receive Jesus Christ

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst. John 6:35

Jesus declared he is “The Bread of Life” sent from Heaven to save our souls. Are you lost wandering in the wilderness, call upon The Lord and he will give you the Bread of Life.

“I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.” John 6:51

Jesus said if anyone eats of this bread (Jesus), they will live forever. Just as God spared his people in the wilderness from dying by sending them Manna, God spared us by sending Jesus to the cross. If anyone eats, meaning if anyone who receives Christ as your atonement , your Lord, your Savior will live forever

Jesus is the Manna from Heaven, Jesus is the Bread of Life! Receive him and you shall live forever Amen!

Permanent Cure

And Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” Mark 2:5

A paralyzed man heard that the Messiah , Jesus Christ , was coming to his town. He had faith and knew Jesus was the Son of God. So he had a couple of men carry him to the home where Jesus was preaching at. When they got there the home was so packed with people, they couldn’t even get to the front door.

So this mans faith and determination led them to carry him to the top of the house and lower him through the roof. Jesus saw his faith and said something strange, Your Sins Are Forgiven!

What could this possibly mean? Did this man sin cause his physical disability? No , Jesus came to give us the Permanent Cure not a temporary fix. Not only did Jesus heal the man, but he gave him Eternal Life!

Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming; who can forgive sins but God alone Mark 2:7

The religious leaders are outraged! Who does this man think he is? Only God can forgive sin! This is exactly what Jesus was revealing to everyone! If God can only forgive Sin and Jesus forgave Sin, its an easy conclusion to come to

“Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven’; or to say, ‘Get up, and pick up your pallet and walk ‘? Mark 2:9

Which do you prefer Jesus to say? You are Healed or Your Sins are Forgiven? Jesus has the power and authority to do both. Jesus not only provided this man with a temporary fix of healing but he gave him the permanent cure of eternal life by atonement for his sins!

Call Upon The Great Physician, Jesus Christ, to give you the Permanent  Cure Amen!

Beloved Son

Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. and a voice came out of the heavens: “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.” Mark 1:10-11

One of the great moments, when the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit all came together to unite. The Son being baptized in the water, the Father declaring the Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit descending upon the Son.

You might ask why would the Son need the Holy Spirit if they are both God? Can an eternal God die? Of course not, that’s why Jesus lowered himself below the angels (Hebrews 2:9), to be born of a Virgin (Isaiah 7:14), and became Flesh (John 1:14) to die for the wages of our sins (Romans 3:23)

Why would Jesus become baptized if he is the Son of God? Jesus didn’t come to abolish The Law but to Fulfill The Law (Matthew 5:17) In order for Jesus to Fulfill The Law he needed to Complete the Law, Jesus came to Fulfill All Righteousness (Matthew 3:15)

“Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the nations. Isaiah 42:1

 By Jesus allowing John to Baptize him, he is showing everyone the path to salvation. Remember Jesus never asked anything from us that he hasn’t already done. As John declares Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the Sins of the world, Jesus confirms it by allowing John to baptize him ( John 1:29)

Jesus who became human (John 1:14), then filled by the Holy Spirit was able to perform the works of The Father to bring salvation to the entire world Amen!