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5/17/2015 ~ Jesus Christ God Manifest in the Flesh

Jesus came to declare God desires individual relationships in His light.
Darkness of a soul is deepest in the gloom of despair and or confusionís deception.
Evil oppressing goodness is individual souls making choices against Godís purpose for life.
~ He came so that we could know of His healing light ~


He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him,
and without Him nothing was made that was made. ... ~ John 1:1-5


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⏤ GODís ⏤

 CREATION IN LIGHT 
(Identity of Christ)

John 1:1-5

John 8:58

John 10:30

Rom. 11:36

Col. 1:15-18     Heb. 7:26 ; 13:8
 
 
 
 
 
Witnesses of Eternal Life  

Angels
 Subservient 

1st Peter 1:10-12

   

Angels
  Rebellious  

Jude 1:6

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   Psalm 33:6
   Reserved for Destruction
John 3:13  ↘     




















   
 

Return to God
  Glorifies Creation  

1st John 3:2-3    Phil. 3:21

 
    
 
    

Psalm 115:16
    Isaiah 42:5-7 ; 45:18
 Creation of Life out of the Darkness 
Romans 14:11-12    1st John 4:9





   

 John 8:12 

Heb. 2:14

Heb. 2:17

John 1:14

John 16:27-28

 John 16:33 

Heb. 5:8

Heb. 12:2

John 14:6

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CHRIST
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Phil.2:5-8
      

Acts 26:18    2nd Corinthians 4:6 , 17-18 ;   6:14
(Temporary life in the world)
Romans 8:18-21    Romans 8:24

    
 
   
 
 
         
 
 
 
 
Colossians 1:13-14  
 
 
                     
 

  Reserved for Destruction  
Defianceís Creation

2nd Thess. 1:8-10    2nd Peter 2:4-14


Permanent (2nd) Death
  Absence of God's Light  

Revelation 2:11 ; 21:8 ; 20:15



The creation of His love was for those of equal love. In a spirit of life, He is.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory,
the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, ... ~ John 1:14


By His steadfast will, He has not abandoned that which abandons Him.

... who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge
of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:6


His deepest desire is for us to know Him.

"I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me
should not abide in darkness." ~ John 12:46


Through His truth, His wish is for us to return to the presence of His Holy Light.

And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. ~ Colossians 1:17

Eternity is but a glimpse of His great glory.

For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things,
to whom be glory forever. Amen. ... ~ Romans 11:36


And it is His glory that shines through all of creation.

"... For the Gentiles shall seek Him, And His resting place shall be glorious."
~ Isaiah 11:10


"... And He who shall rise to reign over the Gentiles,
In Him the Gentiles shall hope." ~ Romans 15:12


Jesus came so that we would know hope in Him, the true God, giver of life.

... He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him,
There is no beauty that we should desire Him. ~ Isaiah 53:2


... the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
~ Isaiah 9:6


In all ways, He knows the suffering we endure as creatures born of dust.

But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son,
born of a woman, born under the law, ... ~ Galatians 4:4


Godís plan for our redemption is by His design.

And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him
in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, ... ~ Luke 2:7


In truth, Jesus came forth to show all the love of God,
through His own perfect sacrifice for us, of us, with us.

The absolute manifold of God surpasses any limited mortal understandings.


And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
~ Luke 2:52


Jesus came as eternally, the greatest teacher.
God desires personal relationships and not distant associations.


Now Jesus Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age, ...
~ Luke 3:23


In His time, He came to be exactly who He was and is.

... in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has apppointed heir
of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;~ Hebrews 1:1-4


There is no comparison for the coming of Jesus.

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the
suffering of death crowned with the glory and honor, ... ~ Hebrews 2:9


Jesus suffered in the flesh so that without excuse,
Godís purpose for salvation would prevail for all creation to know.


For indeed He does not give aid to angels,
but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham. ~ Hebrews 2:16


Jesus came and suffered for all in the flesh, that with the mercy of
Godís own mortal presence, grace through His truth would be known.


"... I have chosen, My Beloved in whom My soul is well pleased! I will put My
Spirit upon Him, And He will declare justice to the Gentiles." ~ Matthew 12:18


Through Jesus, God revealed Himself.

... Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, ... ~ 1st Timothy 1:15

All humble hearts know the sacrifice in love Jesus bestowed upon us all.

In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His
only begotten Son to the world, that we might live through Him. ~ 1st John 4:9

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The only way to find true life is to live in God as part of His creation.

... God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the
Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
~ 1st John 5:11-12


The test of God is for those alive to come to Him.

... "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness,
but have the light of life." ~ John 8:12


The light of Spirit from within holds brighter than the sun in all itsí brilliance.
It is the touch of His eternal Love.


For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might
bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, ...
~ 1st Peter 3:18


Godís goal is for souls to know truth in the eternal love He offers,
for those that overcome the temptation to actively pursue evil in spirit.
Flesh can wallow in self-seeking lusts oblivious to any form of empathy.


"It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing.
The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life." ~ John 6:63


The Spirit is such that it asks for
those contemplations that are higher than the flesh.
It is a choice of godliness over fleshliness.


"... To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the
brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives ..." ~ Luke 4:18


Jesus knew His purpose in every respect and He fulfilled what
He came to accomplish. Creator of all, His is the kingdom of eternity.


... God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself,
not imputing their trespasses to them, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:19


His resolve was that through truth, souls could find
salvation through His Spirit in the Father of all creation.

The images of His parts reflect throughout all creation;
Master in obedient concert with life.


"You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one." ~ John 8:15

Too often the judgments of man condemn the whole.
Jesus is our tangible opportunity to return individually directly to God.


"... I did not come to judge the world but to save the world." ~ John 12:47

The word of God remains in the world for all to know.

... come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator
between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, ... ~ 1st Timothy 2:4-6


Godís desire is that all would find Him. As darkness falls away,
He offers a way to return to the light of His love.


"For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life
in Himself, and has given Him authority to execute judgment ..." ~ John 5:26-27


It is God that wants us to live in Him. He does not want to loose
the autonomous life He created, to love, and to know His love.


"And yet if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone,
but I am with the Father who sent Me." ~ John 8:16


The judgment of God is based in the goodness of His love,
and done in truth without partiality.


He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For
by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on the earth, ...
~ Colossians 1:15-18


There is no denying that Jesus is God manifest in the flesh.
To deny Him is to deny the presence of God.


The first man was of the earth, made of dust;
the second Man is the Lord from heaven. ~ 1st Corinthians 15:47


God Himself came to show His creation of life how to live, and to find life in Him.

... "The first man Adam became a living being."
The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. ~ 1st Corinthians 15:45


The Spirit of God is eternal life through Him.

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through Me." ~ John 14:6


It is Godís universe and His will is such that Jesus is the redeemer and no other.

"I and My Father are one." ~ John 10:30

Jesus commands the power of God as God.

  In Christ Jesus
Before Time Began
2nd Tim. 1:9
                Bright and
Morning Star
Rev. 22:16


                                 
  Glory Before
the World Was
John 17:4-5
  God and Savior
Jesus Christ
2nd Pet. 1:1
  My Lord
and my God!
John 20:28
 
                               
  Through Whom
Are All Things
1st Cor. 8:6
  Image of the
Invisible God
Col. 1:15-18


  Mighty God
Isaiah 9:6
 
God with us
Mat. 1:23
  Lord Savior
Isaiah 43:10-11
   
  Lord of lords
King of kings
1st Tim. 6:14-16
  I Am
John 8:58
  JESUS
IS DEITY
  Equal with God
Phil. 2:5-8
  God Manifest
in the Flesh
1st Tim. 3:16
 
   
 
I and
My Father are One
John 10:30
  Through Whom He
Made the Worlds
Heb. 1:1-4


 
  Blessed and
Only Potentate
1st Tim. 3:16
  Foreordained Before the
Foundation of the World
1st Pet. 1:20-21
  All Things Made
Through Him
John 1:3
 
   
The Only Begotten
of the Father
John 1:14
      World Made
    Through Him
    John 1:10


 
  Our Great God and
Savior Jesus Christ
Titus 2:11-14
  Christ who is Over All
Eternally Blessed God
Rom. 9:5
  Created All Things
Through Christ
Eph. 3:9-12
 
   

... Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath,
but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.
~ John 5:17-18


Jesusí plan has always been simple, to bring souls to know God.

"For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath." ~ Matthew 12:8

In truth, He is the rest in love that we all seek. He came that we could find God.

"Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly
in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." ~ Matthew 11:29


The heart of Jesus holds mercy for all that love and obey His calling.
Do you hear the call?

Darkness remains for all those that do not hear.
Jesus exposes the nature of God, and how souls can return to abiding in His will.
His sacrifice and gift of Grace are for those that see Him as the just justifier.


... "If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom
you say that He is your God. Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. ...
~ John 8:54-55


Jesus did not come to win an argument of how good He was,
He came for us to know God.


For the word of the Lord is right, And all His work is done in truth.
~ Psalm 33:4


In all aspects, God sets the moral compass for us all to live or die by.

Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you,
before Abraham was, I AM." ~ John 8:58


For God to walk upon the earth in the flesh, in all that He is,
shows His care for even the smallest parts of His creation.


... you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ's, then you are
Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. ~ Galatians 3:28-29


Mortal gender is His creation to expose creation in His image and to show
and teach compassion for that which is created. No matter disposition,
God looks for souls loyal to His call.


"In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed,
because you have obeyed My voice." ~ Genesis 22:18


Obedient belief in His word defines righteousness and His promise is sure,
that in His coming, salvation through Grace is Godís plan of forgiveness.


"... the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."
~ Luke 19:9-10

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As all souls upon the earth come from a root of being lost,
Jesusí message is that one can find, and be sure of, salvation in Him.


... though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience
by the things which He suffered. ~ Hebrews 5:8


Suffering causes a humble heart to be born in our fragility,
in the face of His power, if arrogance does not rebel to the corner of anger.
Obedience is a call to submissiveness to His rule.


Jesus wept. ~ John 11:35

Sorrow is all suffering apart from Him.

... as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise
shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the
power of death, that is, the devil, ... ~ Hebrews 2:14


For life to be free of the curse of death, His glory showed
that it can be done if a soul wholeheartedly turns back to Him.


... He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful
and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, ... ~ Hebrews 2:17


His unblemished sacrifice allows for salvation to come for all that believe.

And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and
not for ours only but also for the whole world. ~ 1st John 2:2


It is said there is no substitution for the real thing.
Once for all, He is the path one must take if Holy redemption is to be had.


... who has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment,
but according to the power of an endless life. ~ Hebrews 7:16


For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled,
separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens;
~ Hebrews 7:26


Above all, a merciful God reaches down for us.

But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood.
~ Hebrews 7:24


He remains that He is as He has always been.

But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, ... ~ Hebrews 9:11

Rising from material substance, His glory is greater than all knowable.

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into
the kingdom of the Son of His love, ... ~ Colossians 1:13-14

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From the womb of darkness, His love and sacrifice of life brings us
to the feet of His light. Conquering rebellion is the Spirit He comes in.


... boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living
way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, ...
~ Hebrews 10:19-21


Through Jesus, we have access directly with God Almighty.

For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.
~ Hebrews 10:14


No other sacrifice is required, He is the supreme final destination.

... For this purpose the Son of God was manifested,
that He might destroy the works of the devil. ~ 1st John 3:8


God came to earth to defeat rebellion once for all, retrieving those that
would turn back to the light from the manipulations of descending darkness.

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"... 'to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and
from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgivness of sins ...
~ Acts 26:18


The power of His life subdues all evil and extinguishes,
through example, the desire for rebellion, as one returns to humble love.


Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness
of mind let each esteem others better than himself. ... ~ Philippians 2:3-4


Compassion and love over anger or jealousy is the sign of
a soul rising in Him. To see God is to love of a genuine heart.


... Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal
with God, ... He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death,
... ~ Philippians 2:5-8


In the light of His glory, we are all one in Him.
Commitment has no barriers in His unending love for each of us.
God is multifaceted beyond the reasoning of mere man.


... should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men,
but for the will of God. ~ 1st Peter 4:1-2


Suffering in this life is unavoidable, but with repentance
climbing out of darkness to do His will eases deep turmoil.


"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace.
In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, ..." ~ John 16:33


It is an anchor beyond mortal life resting in the sanctuary of Him.

Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit,
according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles
of the world, and not according to Christ. ... ~ Colossians 2:8-9


God warns that man devises against himself so
beware of coming to Him through the world of man.


... to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge;
that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. ~ Ephesians 3:19


To come to God is to know Him directly.

... shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. And
behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. ~ Matthew 17:2-3


His fullness of Spirit is larger than all the ages of life.

... we have the mind of Christ. ~ 1st Corinthians 2:16

Christ is Godís compassion for each of us to know Him.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. ~ Hebrews 13:8

His truth in love remains over all.

"You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am." ~ John 13:13

Forever He is Lord and teacher of all.

"... For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you."
~ John 13:14-15


He teaches us to have hearts of service.

And they were astonished beyond measure, saying,
"He has done all things well. ... ~ Mark 7:37


While Jesus walked upon the world He commanded above all.

"... If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they
be persuaded though one rise from the dead." ~ Luke 16:31


For all Jesus did, and is, choice still remains for each
to follow Him or not. No other savior is forthcoming.


Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ. ~ 1st Corinthians 11:1

For those He taught to be like Him, He asks we too follow
in His dedication to goodness, for the benefit of all.


... that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through
faith and patience inherit the promises. ... ~ Hebrews 6:12-15


Be assured, His promise of eternal life holds for all those pursuing His will.

For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving
us an example, that you should follow His steps: ... ~ 1st Peter 2:21-23


Follow until the end of time.
His example shows mercy in the face of hostile destruction.
A heart without love has no union with His Spirit.


"... just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve,
and to give His life a ransom for many." ~ Matthew 20:28


To love or not to love is a question of God.

Join Him in His eternal call. His light washes us in
the Holy sacrifice of His love. Without Him, nothing remains.
It is His coming in the flesh that cements Godís resolve,
singing His call for our eternal return.


"Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life
that I may take it again." ~ John 10:17


Loving God redeems a soul to live again in Him.
Knowing our destination lifts a spirit to rise,
as Jesus died and came to live again.


"... I came forth from the Father and have come into the world.
Again, I leave the world and go to the Father." ~ John 16:27-28


To love God is the way to return whole in soul.

Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands,
and that He had come from God and was going to God, ... ~ John 13:3


Jesus always knew His return would guide all else on their journey back to God.

"He who comes from above is above all; he who is of the earth is earthly and
speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all." ~ John 3:31


None on earth has supremacy over that which God Himself has commanded.

... refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape
if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, ... ~ Hebrews 12:25

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He commands that we hear Him and warns not to turn from His word.

"No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven,
that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven." ~ John 3:13


God declares that all wait for final judgment
below Christís pronouncements from heaven.


"A little while longer and the world will see Me no more,
but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also." ~ John 14:19


Through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, we find life.

"Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures
to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, ... ~ John 6:27


Jesus is our portal to eternal life.
It is truth of heart God renders to those that love and obey Him,
~ upon the mercy and grace of His word.


... "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new
covenant in My blood, which is shed for you." ~ Luke 22:19-20


Our covenant with God is union with God Himself.

... As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father,
so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. ... ~ John 6:54-58


To embrace our living Lord as real unites us in Him.
The living way literally is the life Christ lived in the flesh.


In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only
begotten Son to the world, that we might live through Him. ~ 1st John 4:9


Great is the love of the Lord offering life in love.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that
while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8


His sacrifice cleanses all those who genuinely believe in Him.

... raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from
the dead. And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of
your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, ... ~ Colossians 2:11-13


Baptism is the seal circumcising our hearts in Him.
A cutting from this world unites us in the bosom of His Spirit.


... the substance is of Christ. ~ Colossians 2:14-17

Petty judgmental hearts know not of His patience.
He asks us to consider others that they may abide in Him too.


... reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal
for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 3:13-14


As long as we live on the earth, it will be a struggle to survive.
Hope alive survives.


... Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set
before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, ... ~ Hebrews 12:2


To see the life of Jesus is to see the path to God.

"... the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and
they will condemn Him to death, and deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock and
to scourge and to crucify. And the third day He will rise ..." ~ Matthew 20:18-19


Jesus predicted all of the turmoils He would endure
in the last days of His presence, in the flesh, on earth.


... "O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me;
nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will." ~ Matthew 26:39


Knowing of the agony ahead tortures all,
but submission to God reveals a greater purpose of presence.
A sure heart cannot be moved. There is no relief in faithlessness.


... "You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this
cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. ..."
~ John 18:37


Jesus was the most knowing man who ever lived as God in the flesh.

Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was:
JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS. ... ~ John 19:19-20


The testament of His life declared the fulfillment of prophecy.

... "He saved others; Himself He cannot save. Let the Christ, the King of Israel,
descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe." ... ~ Mark 15:31-32


Tormenters show their callous cowardice in their contempt over any heart of
mercy. A man who exalts himself, declaring lies (be they ignorant or purposeful)
as truth, is to the destruction of all who follow men over Godís revealing truths.
God calls for the praise of works done in Him for glory and not bitter disputes.

The message God sent through Jesus is larger than any idol of man
or the hate that comforts the masses in ignorance. God waits for the return of
His children through faith in the knowledge of Him. His truth supersedes any
construction born of manís delusions and or lust for power. Proud men cannot
save anyone and only humble patient hearts will arrive at His doorstep.
Jesus came to turn our hearts back to God and not to any exalted man in the flesh.


... And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God,
and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. ~ John 17:1-3


In Christís perfect sacrifice, His strength of purpose, puts all to shame.
Conviction of heart emanates the light of God.


"I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have
given Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself,
with the glory which I had with You before the world was." ~ John 17:4-5


Jesus in truth fulfilled Godís eternal plan
for the righteous redemption of life in His creation.


To Come into the World
and Then Return to God


        To Establish His
Preeminence in All Things
          To be Victorious

   Declare Justice
Purify for Himself
His Own Special People
To Eventually Gather
All Those Loyal Alive
 
  Call for Those Faithful
to Remember His Life

To Expose
Grace and Truth
Purge Sins Free the Oppressed

 
To be the Sacrifice for the
Sins of the World that we
Might Find Redemption
To Gife Life
Through Him
Reveal the Knowledge
of the Glory of God

Bear Witness
to the Truth


Save That
Which Was Lost
To Save Sinners        Finish the Work
       He Came Here For
  Taste Death
for Everyone
Proclaim Liberty To Give Aid
to the Seed
of Abraham


   
MISSION
OF CHRIST

   To Suffer
Once for Sins
  
  To be the Firstborn
From the Dead
 
To Demonstrate
His Righteousness

  Convey us into
  His Kingdom
To Keep the Word  

     
     Preach the
Gospel to the Poor   
Become High Priest

Shine
in our
Hearts
To Bring His Light
to the World
  Reconcile the
World to God
Destroy the
Works of the Devil
Heal the
Brokenhearted
     
    Heal the Blind   Draw People Away
from Abiding in Darkness
Deliver us     
from Darkness     
   To be Sanctified
   by Faith in Him


Turn Souls from
Darkness to the Light
   To Destroy the
Power of Death
         

"Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where
I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for
You loved Me before the foundation of the world." ~ John 17:24


Jesus revealed that to be eternally with Him is more glorious
than any imagination imaginable. His is the ticket to the tree of life.
A boundless river, timeless in Him, possessing clear untold treasures, waits.
Approaching breathless wonders enrich life living in Him.


... came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His
legs. But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, ... ~ John 19:33-35


Again, His flesh was a testament in the fulfilment of prophecy.

Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom;
and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, ... ~ Matthew 27:51-53


No longer exclusive to the Jews, Godís truth opened for all.
Signs and wonders accompanied the Great coming of the Kingdom of God.


... He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many
infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days ... ~ Acts 1:3


His resurrection is an infallible proof, never denied at the time, as it was that it is.

... that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven,
and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, ... ~ Philippians 2:10


Truth knocks at the gate of each heart that hears of the name of Jesus.
To deny Jesus is to embrace darkness without Him.

It is only by His appearance in the flesh
that Godís own sacrifice could be demonstrated.


... Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead,
and the ruler over kings of the earth. ... ~ Revelation 1:5


Jesus presents us clean of our previous sins when we follow Him into eternity.
The bread Jesus asks us to eat is His life, and His blood, to be part of His Spirit.
We are the individual cells flowing through His body.


I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen.
And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. ~ Revelation 1:18


Our key to eternal life can only be unlocked through Jesus,
creator of the unhidden door calling each of us to come.


"Why should it be thought incredible by you that God raises the dead?"
~ Acts 26:8


The miracle of our lives is a creation of God.

"Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you
do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins." ~ John 8:24


Without believing in God as God calls us forth,
oblivion without Him is a choice hard to die with.

Angels witness this process of creation out of darkness.
Ceaseless death is the end for those not choosing to remain
in His eternal light of truth. In this, the judgment of all life is revealed.


Jesus said to him, "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed.
Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." ~ John 20:29


Faith is a commitment to take action on something
that has not yet occurred or is yet to be seen. Faith incorporates
those qualities God looks for in souls loyal to His eternal call.


... we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ.
This is the true God and eternal life. ~ 1st John 5:20


The message delivered is not difficult to understand;
Ė it is difficult to apply without the resolve to choose His will. 


... Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was
taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. ~ Acts 1:8-9


Jesus came in truth and left in power.
His test is a question of belief in His awesome works.
~ All live as a gift of His Love ~


... all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to
the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him ... ~ Ephesians 1:22-23


There is no other Master, the God of our universe in all His wonders.

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law,
having become a curse for us ... ~ Galatians 3:13-14


As Jesus hung on the cross,
each of our lawless deeds pierced His compassionate love.


"... Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior,
to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins." ~ Acts 5:30-31


No torture was greater, the killing of the innocent. He waits for our arrival.
↖                                             ↗
... God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels,
Preached among Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.
~ 1st Timothy 3:16


The fulfilment of Jesus gives life to all. From angles to man, no excuse
from not knowing Godís commitment to those He loves will be found.


... For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.
~ 1st Corinthians 15:20-22


We look to live as death has itsí dreadful approach.
To be born in Him with an enduring heart brings the praise of God.


"... having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit,
He poured out this which you now see and hear." ~ Acts 2:32-33


... Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades,
nor did His flesh see corruption. ~ Acts 2:31


Physically, Christ had both an
Immaculate Conception and Immaculate Emancipation.


Christ came as eternal light in the flesh
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

IMMACULATE EMANCIPATION

He came as eternal light and left as eternal light.
~   Much more than words could ever express   ~
His drawing power, to His presence, spreads truth upon the whole world,
as witnessed by all angles viewing the realm of cause and effect.


... Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood,
through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, ... ~ Romans 3:24-26


For it is that He is, and through His sacrifice,
in the flesh, it positions Him as the eternal just judge over all.


... ... just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we
should be holy and without blame before Him in love, ... ~ Ephesians 1:4


What makes a people, an individual great, is when they love over hate.
Hate drives the world and if we engage in the madness, we are no better than
the dust that consumes us. Love is Godís call to return to the reason for creation.


... who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our
works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us
in Christ Jesus before time began, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 1:9


God calls us with a purpose to awaken in Him.
~ Heaven is not held in the boundaries of time ~


... that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times
He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which
are in heaven and which are on earth -- in Him. ~ Ephesians 1:10


Jesus comes for all to become as Godly,
committed in His love from the depths of our deepest parts.
Time will run out with a permanent breathless decision.


"Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the
Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God." ~ Luke 12:8


We are examples in truth unto angles.
If one does not acknowledge Jesus with a humble filled heart,
God and all angles will not see this one in the eternal rising of His light.


"Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth?
I tell you, not at all, but rather division." ~ Luke 12:51


The purpose of grief is to test our allegiance of heart be it cursing God for
afflictions or obediently enduring chastisement in view of His eternal offering of life.


"For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful
generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed ..." ~ Mark 8:38


Godís plan is to stop rebellion from occurring with just consequences,
and to commit His truth (in and through love) enlightening all angels.


... if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should
live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.
~ 2nd Corinthians 5:14-15


To see God is to see God in us.
To be part of Him, with all oneís heart, exposes the truth He came to reveal.


... the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave Himself for me. ~ Galatians 2:20


Maturing Christians grow in thankfulness, stilling the deepest of human turmoils.
In the flesh we will suffer, but He lifts all of our sorrows with His patient love.
He wants to see us as much as we want to see Him.


... who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered
a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. ~ 1st Peter 5:10


Settling in the Lord is a challenge with all that the world throws at us.
Never forgetting or taking for granted His Holiness withstands
all needles and wiles of the devil.


... now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk
according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. ... ~ Romans 8:1-2


To succumb to the flesh in all itsí imaginary desires will
not free you to be Holy with Jesus. It is the Spirit that holds truth.


Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh.
Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet
now we know Him thus no longer. ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:16


Jesus will never again return in the flesh.
Flesh is a test in the pursuit of finite petty desires or the higher calling of God.
Flesh is a test of whether a soul has the power of spirit over itsí sinful temptations.


... sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin:
He condemned sin in the flesh, ... ~ Romans 8:3-4


Christ came to experience all that we must endure so that
our path to salvation would be open free from the bondage of sin.


... those who are in the flesh cannot please God. ~ Romans 8:5-8

Self seeking to satisfy only the self and its passions
lacks godly insights to higher truths of spirit.


And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh
with its passions and desires. ~ Galatians 5:24


For the love of God the spirit overpowers the desires of the flesh.

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh,
to fulfill its lusts. ~ Romans 13:14


In Him we live for a greater eternal purpose.

... not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells
in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.
~ Romans 8:9


Without God, suffering in the flesh will not offer up the peace of heart souls seek.

And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin,
but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. ... ~ Romans 8:10-14


To be in Jesus is to be absent in the flesh, but full in the spirit.

... of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ
came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen.~ Romans 9:5


In the lineage of Godís chosen people, and through
the prophetic word, Jesus came in the flesh to bless us all.


... so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and
individually members of one another. ~ Romans 12:5


To be in Jesus is the greatest unity we can find in life.

For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.
~ Ephesians 5:30


Clearly and currently, there is no separation between God and us.
A final clearing is coming and for those unbelieving, a casting off will occur.

Those that deny His visible attributes will bow without excuse.
As waste is discarded as vile, so too will the unrepentant sinner be flushed away.


... manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, ...
~ 1st Peter 1:20-21


Jesus rising from the dead assures us of life beyond the dust.

... now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known ... ~ Ephesians 3:9-12

No mystery, God wants our love that He may fully love us in return.

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the
name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, ..." ~ Matthew 28:19


He calls for us to make known our wonderful faith in Him.

"... teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo,
I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen. ~ Matthew 28:20


He commands that we pay attention to the words delivered for us to know.

... glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ,
who gave Himself for us, ... ~ Titus 2:11-14


Meditating upon His word is the help we need in our climb back to His Spirit of
steadfast truths. In both sufferings and blessings, strength is retrieved in Him.


    Hear the
Upward Call
Have Faith
and Patience
                               
 
Commit to God
To Know God  
  Confess Him
Before Men
                To Live by the
Spirit of Life in Christ
  To Know the
Love of God
  To be Led by
the Spirit of God
Understand
His Truth
 
              Put off the Body
of Sins of the Flesh
 
Live for the
Will of God
  Pray for the Will   
of God to be Done   
Not to be Ashamed
of Belief in God
To be at Peace
in Him
     
  Not to be
Deceitful

CHRIST OUR
EXAMPLE


  Not to Live in
the Flesh for the
Lusts of Men
  Not to have
Selfish Ambition
or Conceit
       Believe in His
Salvation Over Sin
     
Do Not Threaten in
the Midst of Suffering


  Observe All Things
Commanded by Christ
 
  Not to Revile
When Reviled
    To Have Humble
Obedience Until Death
   Be Holy
in Love
  To be      
Gentle      
   
To be Lowly
in Heart
  To be in
Service to Others

     Be Buried with
     Him in Baptism
  Be Watchful  
       
  Deny Self    


  Bear With
One Another
  Forgive
One Another

Walk in Love

And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples,
which are not written in this book; ... ~ John 20:30-31


The rock of Jesus delivers a believing heart.
Each rock in creation holds the truth of Jesus.


"And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!" ~ Mark 13:37

Too long has this world disposed of the goodness offered by simple genuine souls.
Redemption can be a matter of waiting an entire lifetime for the promised reward.
Unmitigated cruelty and blatant callousness has become a roadly habit of rage
we all must endure. Today we simply delete people, unfriend them, ~ so shallow
in the depths of emotion, have we become. Compassion and empathy, called for
principles from God Himself, are neglected in our human garbage disposal system.
God will hold the malice in each heart accountable in His honest light.
A meeting with Jesus is coming. Many watch but few see.


... as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. ~ Colossians 3:12-13

We need to watch that we are doing His will and not mired
in our own selfishness failing to follow His call to good works.

A day is approaching where we must account
for both the light and darkness in our lives.
How dark is that darkness if there is no light.


For those that see something greater than self,
God calls them to come.
Rise and return.
In Him.



 

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