Monday, May 7, 2012

The Bible Itself Tells You It Is Alive

                                                The Bible Itself Tells You That It Is Alive



Jesus says that the Bible is alive and is actually him in written form . He says it is powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword , piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit , and of the joints and marrow , and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart . He says all scripture is given by inspiration of God , and that Bible prophesy did not come about by the will of men , but , holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost , who is God himself who comes to live in those that believe that Jesus is who he says he is .

In the Bible , Jesus is called the Word of God and also the Word of life . He said the words that I speak unto you , I speak not of myself : but the Father that dwelleth in me , He doeth the works . He was saying that God himself lived in and through Jesus , and the miracles he did were testimony of that . He said I am in the Father , and the Father in me . He healed the deaf , the blind , the maimed , the demon possessed , and he raised the dead . Nobody else did that before his time . That is why earth’s time is centered around him . Had he been a fraud , and his miracles been proven fictitious world attention would not have been singularly focused upon him . His twelve disciples and the apostle Paul did miracles later because he told them they would be able to do those things that he did and even greater miracles . Even the older Pharisee named Nicodemus knew that no man could have done those miracles unless God was with him . Another said , If this man were not of God , he could do nothing . Many people believed on him , and said when Christ cometh , will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done ?

Most people in America have heard the Bible verse John 3:16 which says that God so loved the world that whosoever believeth on him should not perish , but have everlasting life . Unfortunately , today the false sugar coated Christianity displayed on t.v. and on the radio and in literature is just that ; false . The verses following John 3:16 need to be included . They read ; For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world ; but that the world through him might be saved . He that believeth on him is not condemned : but he that believeth not is condemned already , because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God . The condemnation is the literal hell Jesus speaks of in the Bible . It was prepared for the devil and his angels , but those who do not trust Christ as their personal Savior will also go there for eternity . You cannot do anything to save yourself from God’s wrath against unbelief in his Son , other than to believe that he died on the cross in your place for the sins you have committed . You must believe what the Bible says about human nature , that you are born naturally unholy in his sight because of Adam’s sin . His disobedience brought about these changes in the heart which remain until this day ;  Wherefore , as by one man sin entered into the world , and death by sin ; and so death passed upon all men , for all have sinned …The heart is deceitful above all things , and desperately wicked : who can know it ?... And God saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth , and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually … The wicked are estranged from the womb ; they go astray as soon as they be born speaking lies …For there is not a just man upon the earth , that doeth good and sinneth not … As it is written , there is none righteous , no , not one . Most people believe God exists and think they pray to Him once in a while . Unless a person has admitted to God that he , himself , is absolutely worthless and sinful , the God they think they are praying to will not hear them . Jesus wrote the entire Bible . He said , Now we know that God heareth not sinners : but if any man be a worshiper of God , and doeth his will , him he heareth . He says , The Lord is far from the wicked : but he heareth the prayer of the righteous .

Jesus said , Except ye be converted , and become as little children , ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven . He said there was a consequence for sin , and that after death God would judge every human being . God’s judgment will be based upon the premise of each man or woman’s acceptance or rejection of his Son Jesus . Jesus had said , and still says today through the Bible ; “ What shall a man be profited if he shall gain the whole world and lose his soul , or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul ? He said nobody could ever pay the price necessary for the forgiveness of their own sins . As he killed an animal and covered Adam and Eve when they sinned , God killed his own Son who desires all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth , for there is one mediator between God and man , the man Christ Jesus , who gave himself as a ransom for all , the testimony to which was borne at the proper time .

Jesus said whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved . They will be saved from God’s wrath against all innate rebellion against him when by faith they trust that Jesus died in their place on a cruel and torturous Roman cross . He tells each one of us to humble ourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God , that he may exalt us in due time : casting all our care upon him because he cares for us . He tells us to trust in him with all our heart , and lean not to our own understanding . In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths . Be not wise in thine own eyes : fear the  LORD and depart from evil .

There will be no excuse for people who deny God’s existence , for the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are seen , being understood by the things that are made , even his eternal power and Godhead ; so that they are without excuse . He intended for us to live without sin , without false gods such as ourselves and the things we use to entertain ourselves apart from God ; without lies , lust , murder and the other obvious sins that make our lives miserable , brought about by our own rebellion .

His blood is real and it is the only thing that can save you from his Father’s wrath against sin . In the old testament God required total sacrifice for sin , which was evidenced by the loss of blood of animals sacrificed  . God’s requirement of total sacrifice , which inferred total submission to him , was exemplified in the first Passover in Egypt which was brought about because the Egyptian Pharaoah would not allow Moses to lead the early Jews from Egypt to God’s promised land . Ten plagues were given to compel the Pharaoah to release the captive Jews , but the Pharaoah hardened his heart and stubbornly refused to allow the Jews to leave until God killed all of Egypt’s first born sons whose family had not placed God’s commanded blood token upon the lintel and two side posts of his front door .Jewish sons were spared because they acted upon God’s command to protect themselves by placing the blood of a sacrificial lamb on their homes and not leaving their homes until the next morning . Jesus became the sacrificial lamb for everyone in the world , but only those who trust him as Savior will live with him in heaven . Rather than continuing the old testament commands of offering to God animal sacrifices , Jesus said he would become the ultimate sacrifice himself , putting an end to the need for animal sacrifice . He said ; “ In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure . Then said I , Lo, I come in the volume of the book it is written of me , to do thy will , O God . He said , sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not , neither hadst pleasure therein ; which are offered by the law ; Then said he , Lo , I come to do thy will O God . He taketh away the first , that he may establish the second . By the which we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all . “

Jesus had told his disciples that the cup of wine they drank with him by faith at his last supper was his blood , saying ; “ This cup is the new testament in my blood ; this do ye , as oft as ye drink it , in remembrance of me . For as often as ye eat this bread , and drink this cup , ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come . Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread , and drink this cup of the Lord unworthily shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord . “  Death was God’s recompense for ignoring God’s command to trust in the sacrificial blood at the first Passover , as it will be for those who treat Jesus’ blood lightly . Jesus had also said ; “ Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man , and drink his blood , ye have no life in you …He that eateth my flesh , and drinketh my blood dwelleth in me , and I in him . “

It is faith that pleases God . He says , But without faith it is impossible to please him : for he that cometh to God must believe that he is , and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him . But only faith in Jesus will save you from hell because there is none other name under heaven given among men , whereby we must be saved .

A seeking Jew asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life . Jesus queried him about his adherence to God’s commands not to commit adultery , not to kill , not to steal , not to lie and whether he had honored his mother and father . The man replied that he had been faithful to do that . Jesus did not challenge him about his faithfulness , but told him that in order to be perfect he must sell what he had and give to the poor and follow him . At least at this point the man would have gone to hell because he did not follow Jesus , but valued the treasures Jesus had allowed hm to have more than the One who gave him those treasures .

Jesus said he is standing at your heart’s door and is knocking , and that if any man hear his voice and open the door he would come in to him and would sup with him . He said if a man love me he will keep my words : and my Father will love him , and we will come unto him and make our abode with him . If by faith you do that , Jesus said he would never leave you nor forsake you , but be your guide and helper for life . There is nothing greater to be sought than eternal life in heaven . You can have that gift if you ask him by faith to forgive you of all the lies you have told , the things you have stolen or even coveted , people you have lusted after , and other things you may know are Biblically wrong . Find an old King James Bible in a used bookstore and begin reading it . Other Bibles contain great errors and are not nearly as trustworthy . Then seek Christian friends which will be extremely difficult to find . Avoid those who are part of the charismatic movement whose false tongues and false miracles and healings are obvious . It will be almost impossible to find true Christianity via television or printed form these days . Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding . In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths . You’ll be glad you did .

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