Christ is Risen

 May 2009

Food for Thought

A survey reported by the telegraph.co.uk states that the celebrity that most Britons would like to bring back from the dead is Jesus, and I guess we would get the same results here if we did a similar survey!

Jesus leads poll of dead people we most want to meet – ” Jesus Christ is the dead person most Britons would love to meet, a study has found.” (www.telegraph.co.uk)

So it seems that, despite what evangelists think they have achieved in 2000 years, the Good News of the Gospel, namely that Christ is Risen from the Dead, certainly hasn’t got through.

But on a positive note at least the people of the world should receive with Great Joy the Good News of the Gospel, namely that Christ is Risen from the Dead!

The Main Point I am Trying to get across is this: Jesus is Alive Today and He Lives in All who Truly Believe in Him and in what he did for us. But this message is obviously not getting through out there!

SO WHAT’S WRONG WITH OUR MESSAGE!!!

What do we say when we go out there and evangelize? We say in essence this:

Jesus Christ DIED for your sins that you may have a place in heaven when YOU DIE, and then you will live forever in Heaven with Him. Hallelujah! This is a Gospel of death, no wonder people think Jesus is dead, it’s because we tell them He is dead, and if they believe this Gospel what they look forward to is death so that they can be united with Him and live with Him in the “After-Life”

BUT THAT’S NOT THE GOSPEL THAT JESUS OR THE FIRST DISCIPLES PREACHED!

NO NO NO!

The True Gospel is this:

Once All everything and All Everyone Lived inside God, inside His Love, inside His Will, inside His Presence.

But through what Adam did in the Garden, (through the wiles of the Devil who deceived Eve), we all, (All everything and All Everyone,) became sinners (corrupted) and went astray living outside God, outside His Love, outside His Will, outside His Presence.

But here is the Good News!!! Jesus came down in the form of man to take on our burden of sin and also to pay the price (penalty) of our sins, namely death (and even more so, death on the cross) and this sin death is separation from God because God cannot even look at sin let alone abide (live) with it in His presence.

So by dying on the cross, Jesus took all our sins down into death, but death, although it grabbed hold of and held onto all those (our) sins, could not keep HIM there as those (our) sins had no Anchor point in Him!!! (And they have no Anchor point in us now either (if we believe!) As we don’t own them anymore)

So He Rose Again, Out of Death. And is now seated at the Right Hand, (that is the side of ALL Power and ALL Authority,) of God.

And the GOOD NEWS is this: We too, as we die daily to our old life, our old nature, can be partakers of HIS new Resurrected Life, His Godly Nature, and that New Life is God’s Life namely LOVE.

So how do we know if we have passed from our death into His Life (our new Life)? Simply by the evidence of God’s Love in us for one another, that is our Love for the Brethren.

AND BY SEEING THIS LOVE BETWEEN US, ALL MANKIND WILL SEE HIM AND KNOW HIM

So, the survey shows that they do not see Him in us, and that is simply because we, that is we Christians, DON’T love one another as we should.

And there I’m not differentiating between denominations! We Christians (all denominations) need to Love one another (all denominations).

So while we may possibly Love some of our brothers (and sisters) in our own denomination, we battle to Love those of other denominations.

And yet we need also to love our ENEMIES?

How far are we from that!!!

Let’s Get out there and Get it Right this time People!!!

 

Reference: Jesus leads poll of dead people we most want to meetwww.telegraph.co.uk/

Reference: http://www.e-sword.net/

AMEN!

 

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