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Easter, Past, Present, Future

April 3, 2021

Reverence Matthew 7:7-8
Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, it shall be opened.

The working of Past, Present and Future. April 3, 2021

Christ too has a past. His past, Jesus wants you to learn from and believe in Him because it is the base of all foundations of the truth about what Christ went through, leading up to and including His death and ressurrection. Jesus would want us to learn how He handled each and everyone of the encounters of the religious leaders of the day. The most important lesson Jesus wants you to remember, He went through all the pain, death and resurrection so we would believe Jesus is God’s Son and He came to earth to take all peoples sin upon Himself. through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ would be a present event for us to look at and see the truth of what happened and how He wants to work in us. So we would see our past, look to Christ on how we should grow and mature in the present. Then look ahead and know for certain that in the future, we have eternal life in Christ Jesus. We are not supposed to worry or fret about the past. We cannot change the past, that could be yesterday. But we can change what we think about today. We can change out speech habits, our actions or looks against another people, and how our tone of voice is going to come across. Christ wants us to use what happened to Him in the past to help us in the present.

Past in Scripture

  1. It is He who shakes the earth from its place, And its pillars tremble; Who commands the sun not to shine, And puts a seal on the stars; Who alone stretches out the heavens, And tramples down the waves of the sea; Who makes the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, And the constellations of the south. It is He who does great things, the unfathomable, And wondrous works without number. If He were to pass by me, I would not see Him; Were He to move past me, I would not perceive Him. If He were to snatch away, who could restrain Him? Who could say to Him, “What are You doing?” 2. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. You return man to dust, and say, “Return, O children of man!”. For a thousand years in your sight, are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night. 3. That which is what has already been, and that which will be has already been, for God seeks what has passed by. 4. In past generations He permitted all the nations to go their own ways. 5. being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in God’s merciful restraint He let the sins previously committed go unpunished; for the demonstration, that is, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. 6. In which you previously walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all previously lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the rest. 7. Oh, the depth of the riches, both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor? Or who has first given to Him, that it would be paid back to him? For from Him, and through Him, and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen. 8. Therefore remember that previously you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “Circumcision” by the so-called “Circumcision” which is performed in the flesh by human hands remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the people of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who previously were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the hostility, which is the Law composed of commandments expressed in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two one new person, in this way establishing peace. 9. For you once were not a people, but God; you had not received mercy. 10. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” 11. For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries. And in all this, they are surprised that you do not run with them into the same excesses of dissipation, and they malign you; but they will give account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
  2. Job 9:6-12, 2. Psalm 90:2-4, 3. Ecclesiastes 3:15, 4. Acts 14:16, 5. Romans 3:24-26, 6. Ephesians 2:2-3, 7. Romans 11:33-36, 8. Ephisians 2:11-15, 9. 1 Peter 2:10, 10. Ephesians 2:10 , 11. 1 Peter 4:3-5


  1. Opening his mouth, Peter said: but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him. 2. God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. 3. But He answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working.” 4. “These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. 5. Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. 6. knowing that He who raised the Lord Jesus, will raise us also with Jesus and will present us with you. 7. We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ. 8. “For the moment, all discipline seems not to be pleasant, but painful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.” 9. Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
  2. Acts 10:34-35, 2. Psalm 46:1, 2. Psalm 46:1, 3. Like 5:17, 4. John 14:25-27, 5. Romans 12:1, 6. 2 Corinthians 4:14, 7. Colossians 1:28, 8. Hebrews 12:11, 8. Hebrews 12:11. 9.Jude 24

  3. To be in the present, is to take action on a thought that is happening then. Christ looks at the present as in his ministry. Each day that we study God’s word, even thow it is past, it is present in our life changing us. Learning of Christ and putting what you are learning in the present in your life it is in the past for Christ.


  1. but just as it is written, things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him.” 2. For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 3. These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” 4. When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future. 5. Many plans are in a man’s heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand. The plans of the heart belong to man, 6. But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the LORD weighs the motives. Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established. 7. “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. 8. For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement. 9. Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom. 10. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 11. Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 12. Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness, in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago. 13. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!” For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper And from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day; 14. Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. Amen and Amen
  2. 1 Corinthians 2:9-10, 2. Jeremiah 29:11, 3. John 16:33, 3. John 16:33, 4. Ecclesiastes 7:14, 5. Proverbs 19:21, 6. Proverbs 16:3, 7. John 14:1-3, 8. Romans 15:4, 9. Luke 12:32, 10. Luke 12:32, 11. Luke 12:32, 12. Luke 12:32, 13.James 1:5, 14. Hebrews 15:1, 12. Titus 1:2, 12. 13. Psalm 91:1-5, 14. 1 Corinthians 15:51-52.
  3. Most people have a different view of when the future starts. If today is the present, then tomorrow is the future. We can say next week, or next month or next year. It is still the future. The future that the bible talks about is when the Marriage Super of the Lamb comes. When we die, our future has started with Christ. It will not be complete until our bodies are joined with our spirit to be with Christ. Our future is bright for those who believe in Christ. Christ words can never be revoked, or said that it was a mistake. God has spoken, and no one can change God’s mind or word. And those who try, have no future with God and Christ.

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