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What is the teaching of Jesus on the issues of the day Article 16 2of 3 2-15-17

Reverence
How would you praise Jesus today? What would you praise Him for? I praise Him today because He has given me a task that has stretched me in all directions. Since I am a human, I am not perfect in thought or deed. But, He has covered me by His shed blood from the cross. He has blessed me with some of His knowledge, He has given me His Spirit to bring things to remembrance and guidance, His wisdom helps me in discernment. Praise belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ, the one and only Savior of the world. When I first started walking with Him, He worked in me by saving me from myself. I had a worldly mind, and my actions showed it. Praise Jesus today. Write out your own praise to Him, and show Him how much you love Him. And if you do not believe, ask Him to show you that He exists and show you how real He is, that He is alive and well, ready to answer your prayers and questions as you read His Word, listen to messages and pray to give you wisdom in learning.

The issues of today are the same issues that came up yesterday, 100 years ago or 2000 years ago. We keep making the same mistakes over and over, until we are faced with life’s issue. Some of these issues are in the form of sin. It is when we learn that life is better with Christ
Theme of this chapter. Jesus wants the people to not focus on the external needs of life, but the internal needs of life. The internal will show you a complete view of your life and the one that Christ wants you to have. Be focused on today, and don’t worry about tomorrow. You cannot take care of tomorrow if today, your needs are not being met. Do what you can to get what you need, do what Christs asks, and your daily needs will be met. Men can only see the outside, Christ see’s the outside and the inside and takes care of them at the same time, without any drama.
Reliance on Christ. The religious leaders wanted the people to look at them, what they did, and be admired as something that would be looked upon in a very favorable light. God did not count for anything, so Christ points out their faults. They did not believe in God, but are faced with Christ who is telling the people that He came from the Father. The religious leaders had to do something to curb the critisism and the popularity of Christ. Christ was questioning their authority and the way they did things. Christ brought out into the open how they wanted to look good instead of giving the people the Word of God. The religious leaders message was about them and their authority. Christ’s message had to do with the people, how they could live, what the rewards could be if they would follow Christ. He added that there is a kingdom, by believing in that kingdom and Christs as Savior, they could be saved and all of life’s needs would be added for their belief. The religious leaders were about the past and the present. Christ’s message was about the present and the future. The way to live was by faith in Christ for their guidance. Key to this chapter, 6:33 “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.” There is nothing that we should be anxious for.
Matthew 6:1-34   
                                                                        Almsgiving 6:1-4                                                           
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your father who is in heaven. When therefore you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing that your alms may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will repay you”.
Little history. There were five religious groups of people during Jesus’s time on earth that He battled with over and over. They were the Pharisee’s, Sadducee’s, Sanhedrin, High Priests and the Scribes. The Pharisees were the religious people over the temple. They had taken the Bible that was taught in the temple, and they were teaching the people in the public square and in the Homes. The Sadducees were the Priestly line. They were the liberals of Judaism. They did not believe in the afterlife or the resurrection. The Sanhedrin interpreted civil and religious law. This included rituals and how they were administered in the temple. The Sanhedrin was made up of the Pharisee’s, and Sadducee’s. There were 71 people that made up this body. The fourth group are the Scribes. In the Old Testament they had the duty of copying the bible letter by letter. They were so exacting that every letter and number had to be accounted for by the number of letters per line. If the count was off, they had to start over again. That is the reason our bible is so accurate today. In Jesus day, the Scribes were a special group of people from the religious leaders. They studied the law of Moses and were to solve the problems with the laws and the people. It was this group that confronted Jesus most of the time. Many times Jesus called the Pharisee’s and Scribe’s hypocrites. The fifth group, the High Priests. They were over all of the Temple sacrifices, they were over all of the subordinate priests, He was the only one after a sacrifice that could go into the Holy of Holies. The Priest were also over all of the temple rituals. He determined what and how things were done in the Temple. There were local synagogues in every city, or if the town was large enough, it may have two. The Temple only existed in Jerusalem.
Luke 20:46-47 “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love respectful greetings in the market place, and chief seats in the synagogues, and places of honor at banquets, who devour widow’s houses, and for appearance sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation.” Matthew 23:25-29 “You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a Camel! Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self indulgence. You blind Pharisees, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also. Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. Even so you too outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy as lawlessness.”
One of the Pharisee ask Jesus to have lunch with him. Jesus went in and reclined at the table, and when the Pharisee saw it, he was surprised that He had not ceremonially washed before the meal. But Jesus said to him, Luke 11:39-44 “Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but inside of you, you are full of robbery and wickedness. You foolish ones, did not He who made the outside make the inside also? But give that which is within as charity, and all things will be clean for you. But woe to you Pharisees! For you pay tithe and mint and rue and very kind of garden herb, and yet disregard justice and the love of God; but those are the things you should have done without neglecting the others. Woe to you Pharisees! for you love the front seats in the synagogues, and the respectful greetings in the market place. Woe to you! For you are like concealed tombs, and the people who walk over them are unaware of it.”
Some of the information that was used in this is from Jewish virtual Library, and Bible.Org.
Lords Prayer 6:5-15                                                    
And when you pray, you are not to be as hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners, in order to be seen by men. Truly I will say to you, they have their reward in full. But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will repay you. And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition, as the gentiles do, for they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need, before you ask Him. Pray, then, in this way;
The Lords prayer of Matthew                                                  
“Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen.] The sentence in parenthesis has been added.
The Lords Prayer of Luke 11:2-4                                                                                          
And He said to them, “When you pray say;” “Father, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not in temptation.”
This is a way to focus when we prayer, but does not limit our prayers on other issues that effect us or friends and family.  I think the point that Jesus is trying to make is, nobody can steal what they can’t see what you have. Your personal time with the Lord is in secret and personal.

What is the kingdom of God, and what do we have to do to get in.

God’s kingdom is by invitation only. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” Also it is a place of rewards. In God’s love for the one who accepts Him, they want to live up to the expectations of their Christ and King. Jesus wants us to to help in His kingdom message, give water to their enemies, food and clothing to the poor, love your neighbor as thyself. Christ wants His people to do good, be gracious, forgiving. speaking what is true and right. In addition to Him who watches over us, He has additional rewards when we get into His Kingdom.
This made me think of a song from years ago. It is called Onward, Christian Soldiers.
1. Onward Christian soldiers, marching as to war, with the cross of Jesus, going on before! Christ, the Royal Master, leads against the foe; Forward into battle See His banner go! 2. At the sign of triumph satan’s host doth flee; on, then, Christian soldiers, on to victory! Hell’s foundations quiver at the shout of praise; Brothers lift your voices, loud your anthem raise! 3. Like a mighty army, moves the church of God; Brothers, we are treading where the saints have trod; we are not divided; all one body we, one in hope and doctrine, one in charity. 4. Onward, then, ye people, join our happy throng, blend with ours your voices in triumph song; glory, laud, and honor, unto Christ the King; One in hope and doctrine, in charity. end What do soldiers do, they fall into rank, they go giving the word, they may fall in death because of their message, but another falls out to take ones place. Sometimes we go through part of our life like a ship without a rudder. Our rudder is supposed to be Christ. We are to look at Him, for direction, correction, and what He wants us to do when we get there. Christians keep going century after century until the King returns. When we put on our robes of white, we have no more pain, no more death, just victory in Jesus Christ.
Psalm 145:11-21 They speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; to make known to the sons of men Thy mighty acts, and the glory of the majesty of thy kingdom. Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, thy dominion endures throughout all generations. The Lord sustains all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down,The eyes of all look to Thee, and Thou dost give them their food in due time. Thou dost open thy hand, and dost satisfy the desire of every living thing. The Lord is righteous in all His ways, and kind in all His deeds. The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear the cry and will save them. The Lord keeps all those who love Him; but all the wicked, He will destroy. My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord; and all flesh will bless His Holy name forever and ever. Luke 17:20-21 Now having been questioned by the Pharisees as to when the kingdom of God was coming, He answered them and said, The kingdom of God is not coming with the signs to be observed; nor will they say, look here it is, or there it is!. For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst. We who believe Jesus Christ, His kingdom is in us. Since Christ is unseen, people cannot see His kingdom in us. It is just like His Spirit, it cannot be seen either, when we believe in the Spirit, He is in Us. 1 Corinthians 4:20 For the kingdom of God does not consist of words, but in power. Hebrews 1:8 But of the Sons He says, THY THRONE, O GOD, IS FOREVER AND EVER, AND THE RIGHTEOUS SCEPTER IS THE SCEPTER OF HIS KINGDOM.
For those who make it into the kingdom of Heaven there are 5 Crowns for believers to receive.
{Crown of life. James 1:12 “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. {Revelation 2:10 Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. Crown of rejoicing. {I Thessalonians 2:19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming.{Crown of Righteousness. 2 Timothy 4:8, 7 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but to all them also that love His appearing. Why do we get this, we have fought the good fight, I have finished my course and I have kept the faith. {Crown of Glory. 1 Peter 5:4 And when the chief shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading Crown of glory. {Crown imperishable. I Corinthians 9:25 And everyone who competes in the games exercises self control in all things. Then they receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.” Wreath also translated crown.
For if you forgive men their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions
The last part of the Lord prayer I want to cover is God’s Will.
1.”We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing, and does His will, He hears him. 2. “And do not be conformed to this life, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” 3. “Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us out of this present evil age,according to the will of our God and Father.” 4. “Therefore, be careful how you walk, not as wise men, bur wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” 5. “In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 6 “Now, the God of peace, who brought up from the dead and the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord.”
1. John 9:31 2. Romans 12:2 3.Galatians 1:4 4. Ephesians 5″15-17 5. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 6. Hebrews 13:20-21
The following are small sentences of various verses in the 4th Chapter of James. What are your source of quarrels and conflicts? You lust and do not have, so you commit murder, you are envious, you fight a quarrel, you have not because you ask not, if you do ask, you ask with the wrong motives. Do you think that scripture speaks to no purpose? God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Submit therefore to God. Draw near to God and He will draw close to you. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you. Let God decide where to go and how long you will be there. Instead you ought to say, If the Lord wills, we will do this or that. Do not boast or be arrogant. All such boasting is evil. Therefore, if you know what the right thing is, and you do not do it, it is sin to you.
1 Peter 2:13-15 “Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or as governors as sent by Him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.” 1Peter 4:1-2 “Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased to sin, so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.

                                                                    Fasting Matthew 6:16-18                                             
“And whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance in order to be seen fasting by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face so that you may not be seen fasting by men, but your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will repay you,”
Be happy that you want to fast, not all people want to depend on the Lord to help them through the day to complete the fast. It is relying again on Him to help you to accomplish something for Him and you.
What and Where are Your Treasures, Are they monetary? Matthew 6:19-34
“Do not lay up for yourself treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also, The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in the darkness, how great is the darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other. For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on.
How would you answer these questions?
Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them, are you not worth much more than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one single cubit to his life span? And why are you anxious about clothing?
“Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these. But if God arrays the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into a furnace, will He not much more so for you, O men of little faith? Do not be anxious then, saying, what shall we eat? or what shall we drink? Or with what shall we cloth ourselves? For all these things the gentiles eagerly seek; for your Heavenly Father knows that you need all these things, but seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Living life in the shadow of God’s love. The expectations of God and His believer of how you mesh into the life around you. You are to be salt and light to the people around you. You have gifts that other people do not have to reach people around you.

What is the teaching of Jesus on the issues of the day Article 16 1 of 3 January 23-2017

Reverence
Psalms 15
O Lord, who may abide in thy tent? Who may dwell on the holy hill? He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, and speaks truth in his heart. He does not slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend; In whose eyes a reprobate is despised, but honors those who fear the Lord; he swears to his own hurt, and does not change; he does not put his money at interest, nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.

Praise be to the God of all creation, telling us what we are supposed to be like.

What is the teaching of Jesus on the issues of the day. Matthew 5:1-26 Article 16 Part 1 of 3 January 23, 2017

The issues of today are the same issues that came up yesterday, 100 years ago or 2000 years ago. We keep making the same mistake over and over until we are faced with lifes issues that we cannot do on our own. Some of these issues are in the form of sin and others are not.

When I was thinking about doing an article on the beatitudes.  I was thinking what other material could I get to supplement what He taught. After reading this chapter over and over, I decided that Jesus’s message was very clear, I will add very little material to what Christ has said.. This article is the teaching of Jesus.  Lets start in Matthew 4:23-25 “And Jesus was going about in Galilee, teaching in their Synagogues.  and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people.  And the news about Him went out into all Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, taken with various diseases and pains, demoniac s, epileptics, paralytics; and He healed them. And great multitudes followed Him from Galilee and decapolis, Jerusalem and Judea and from beyond the Jordan.”
Matthew Chapter 5:1-11 This is the blessed part of the chapter for the 7 verses and how He will bless who believe in Him. These are the words of Jesus. And when He saw the multitude, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. And opening His mouth He began to teach them saying,
The Blessed verses Matthew 5:3-12

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.                                             Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.                                                        Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.                                                               Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.      Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.                                                                  Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.                                    Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.                                                                                                                            Blessed are you when men cast insults at you, and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, on account of me. Rejoice, and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Salt and Light Matthew 5:13-16
“You are salt of the earth, but if the salt has become tasteless, how will it be made salty again? It is good for nothing anymore, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under the peck measure, on but a lamp-stand; and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see you good works, and glorify your father who is in heaven.”
Salt can have several meanings. Salt as a flavoring to enhance the flavor of what is being cooked. Salt can also be used has a preservative. Salt is used in curing meat as well.  As Christ cures us from our sin, He starts our preservation process of learning and hiding His word in our heart. As He shows us what He wants us to do, we become salt and light to the people we rub up against. We exhibit the qualities of Christ to make other people interested.  Each one of us has our own personalities that make us unique in who we are.  Christ takes us as we are and refines that personality make up and makes it be what other people see in you, that they want what you have, Christ.  Christ wants to put into you, His Truth, Holiness and steadfastness into Christs vessel, us.  What makes us lose our salt, we get complacent in our faith, lazy on sharing our faith. Christ in His message to these people, they have value to Him, He was healing them, and they were noticing and wanted to be healed, or they were bring friends to be healed.  That is being salt. We can become more valuable to Christ if we learn more about Him.  As we learn about Him we get to be the light to other people to help them along.
What is the importance of salt in a human being, and why is it there? I did not take biology, or chemistry in school, so I wanted to find out the salt content of the human body.  In simple terms along with other chemicals, we were born with about 40 teaspoons of salt in our body, this is the table salt variety.  Just think of God going all the way back to when He made man.  God formed man from the dust of the earth, into the form of a man, God then breathed into the dust of his nostrils.  This makes the creation account of man even more special, because God knew what it was going to take for man to function from day to day to keep mans body fit and operating the way God had intended.  *”We lose salt by daily activities by perspiring and sweating. Another aspect of salt is it helps maintain the fluid in our blood and used to transmit information in our nerves and muscles.  It also helps in the uptake of other nutrients from our small intestines.  ” The body cannot make salt, so we need to replace the salt by the food that we eat and by adding salt in our cooking. We need about 1 teaspoon of salt a day to replenish what has been used in our body.

                                                 Jesus fulfills the law Matthew 5:17-19
“Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but fulfill.  For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the law, until all is accomplished.  Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and so teaches others shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
Jesus presents to the people that He can fulfill the law by obeying the law. That Jesus wanted them to obey the law and at the same time they would see His righteousness in fulfilling of the law.  I will show you the end result of the law in Me.  I will not do away with the law, I will show you Messiah and the prophets talked about.  If you will believe Me, you will see that the Law and the Prophets spoke of my coming.  Not the smallest of any letter or punctuation mark will not pass away until all that has been said is accomplished.  Anybody that contradicts the Law and the Prophets will be the least in the kingdom.  Having the Law and the Prophets, those who teach it shall be great in the kingdom.

                                                            Murder Matthew 20:20-26
“For I say to you, that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven.  You have heard that the ancients were told, you shall not commit murder’ and ‘Whoever commits murder shall be liable to the court.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever shall say to his brother ‘Raca’, shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever shall say, ‘You Fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.  If therefore you are presenting your offering at the alter, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your offering there before the alter, and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.”

                                                          Adultery Mathew 5:27-32
You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery’; but I say to you, that everyone who looks on a woman to lust for her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.  If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out, and throw it from you; for it is better for you that one part of your body perish, than your whole body to be thrown into hell.  And if your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off, and throw it from you; for it is better for you that one of the part of your body perish, than for your whole body to go into hell.”

                                                          Divorce Matthew 5:31-32
“And it was said, ‘Whoever sends his wife away, let him give her a certificate of divorce’; but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the cause of infidelity, makes her commit adultery;and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
                                                            Vows Matthew 5:33-37
“Again, you have heard that the ancients were told, ‘You shall not make false vows, but shall fulfill your vows to the Lord.’ But I say to you, make no oath at all, either in heaven, for it is the throne of God, or the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, ‘or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. But you statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’, and anything beyond these is ‘ of evil.”

                                                       Retaliation Matthew 5:38-42
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy’. But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you in order that you may be sons of your living Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.  For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax-gatherers do the same? And if you greet your brothers only, what do you more than others? Do not even the gentiles do the same? Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

                                                                Love Matthew 5:43-48
You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy. ‘ But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you in order that you may be sons of your father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you what reward have you? Do not even the tax-gathers do the same.? And if you greet your brothers only, what do you do more than others?  Do not even the gentiles do the same?  Therefore you are perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect.”
May the Love of Christ dwell in our hearts, so we may fulfill the law as Jesus has done.

*Quora.com

Begin a New Year-How to walk daily with the Lord Article 15 12-29-16

Begin a New Year- How to walk daily with the Lord.    Article 15     12-29-2016

 

I had said in a sentence in article 14, Essentials of the Christian Faith. That all you had to believe was that God exists. That does not get you into heaven. Now you have to ask Him into your life as Savior. Then when you start to read He will start to show you the truth of His Word. I remember just after I had rededicated my life to Him, I asked Him to be my teacher as I read His Word. I wanted Him to teach me what He wanted me to know at the time I was reading. I can say He has been faithful to my request.
In another article, I was talking about creation and the animal kingdom that God had created. I said that God created them basically to eat, sleep and mate to keep the species alive. Animals make good companions, but they cannot carry on a conversation with you. The female brings forth the young, nurses them, brings food and nurishment to grow. The young are grown and gone from anywhere between 6 months and two years. There is very little bonding between the young and the parents before they are put out to fend for themselves. In contrast, the human race, a mother brings a baby into the world, and the family gathers around to help, but there is a lot of bonding time between the baby and the mother and father and family. Is it fair to say that there are birth marks on the child from the parents. This could be in the human realm and the spiritual realm in how and what and how we teach the children growing up. It takes a year before the baby begins to walk. Their is a lot of parenting and teaching that child until the young adult either graduates from high school and goes to college, or goes into a profession. Either way, that child is in the parents care from 16 to 18 years. The baby often takes on the traits of their parents, and believes in many of the same things many times. Do Christians have birth marks from God in His Word. They are belief in the Christ in scripture, A life of obedience to His spoken words, be Christ-like in holiness and righteouness, acknowledge the work of the Holy Spirit in a Christian’s life, and have a life of brotherly love for all believers regardless of nationality. Christ has said, there is neither Jew nor Greek, slave or free. In other words, we are all the same inside if we believe.
Just think about this, everyone comes to Christ at different ages. Both start from the same place. Not knowing anything but a small snipit of a sermon or an idea that somebody put out that you heard, and something clicked in your mind. There is only one place to really learn about God, that is His Word. To get to know Him, you have to spend time with Him. Starting out you are a babe in Christ. You want the basics of your new faith. The more you know the more comfortable you are with God. Think how Mother and child bond because of the time spent with each other, and they get to know each other. The longer you are a Christian, Christ becomes more important and familier. You move from what God calls milk of the Word, and He wants you to move to the meatier issues of His Word. Knowing God is a life long learning process. Bonding leads into a relationship with the creator of the world. How great is that. To think about our creator that cares so much that He wants to talk to us all. One might say, we have an open mike to Christ our Savior, any time, anywhere. Christ is taking my problems, and working with me, at the same time He is retraining my thinking to His thinking. Just as the child you raised and let go of, now you are the a child of God, and He is directing your mind, heart and soul into a completely different person and direction. As you nurtured your child, Christ wants to nurture you, talk to you and guide you along a new path that you have started on. To keep the changes going in the right directions, a good church will help, find somebody a little older than you to help your growth pattern going, and, Read, Read, Read. And let any criticism go and say thank you Jesus, that you came into my life, that they see your changed life. If you will give God some of your extra time that you have, you will see amazing changes in your life. In your beginning walk you have to learn how to trust, obey, and listen. It is at the beginning of your walk with Christ that it is so important. You may become discouraged for some reason, and that will lead you to question your faith and God, because you’re going through a hard time. Sometimes we come to the Lord because of our problems. I thought my problems would go away when I became a Christian. They didn’t, and what you have to learn, the Lord wants us to meet the problems and work through them with His help, now, rather than later. It may save other problems from happening later.
God will want Christ to start feeding you the meat of the Word, and start learning harder concepts that only Christ can teach you. Jesus wants you to look to Him for your needs and growth to a greater understanding of your life in Christ. Just as you wanted that child to be attentive to you, as the child grew, now Christ wants you to be attentive to Him. He knows you have to work, raise kids, be engaged with the family, have hobbies that will take alot of your time. But Christ says come to me, and I will give you rest. Christ wants you to know that you are supposed to look at Him for your needs and not yourself. Don’t get me wrong, you have a part to play by going about your everyday tasks, but now with a new outlook and help. He will add a whole new dimension to your life. All the changes that are going on will be internal and external all at the same time. When you have come to rest in the Lord, you have found out that God’s Word is true. His Word will never change, what He has said will either has come true, or will come true in the future. With God there is always a future. You will learn that God never operates on our timetable, but His. It will always be exactly what we need at the exact time we need it in our lives.
Those who accept Him as Savior and never read His Word, or pray, there will always be a doubt in their mind about God’s love, and what He will do for you. What you will be missing is the God of all creation, wanting to meet you in your favorite place where you and He can talk. You will find His gentleness and forgiveness comforting and peaceful, you will realize that you do have a relationship with your maker, protector and Savior.
Who is Jesus of Nazareth? In John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He(Jesus) was in the beginning with God. All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotton from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 10:30 I and the Father are one. John 10:11 I am the Good Shepherd; the Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. John 10:9 Jesus said “I am the door; if anyone enters through me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
In Matthrw 28:18 Jesus says “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.” Why does He have all authority? God came to earth in the form of the baby Jesus. So He would grow up among men so they would see how He acted towards men, what He taught was from God, not from religious leaders that took advantage of the people. Jesus taught God’s principles, that we are to act like God, and believe that God’s Word is true and it describes God’s heart for all people and the value that He places on each person.

Quiz questions and answers to Essentials of Christian Faith.

Quiz questions and Answers on essentials of Christian faith.
I thought it would be fun to do a little quiz to see how you do. This a fun thing
1. The only thing God asks you to do before you become a believer?
Answer. That God exists

2. Who has God sworn by to bring something to pass? What is the Scripture verse?
Answer. God swore by Himself, Isaiah 45:23,24

3. What is living and sharper than any two edged sword?. What is the scripture verse?
Answer. God’s Word. Hebrews 4:12

4. Who found favor with God before being conceived?
Answer. Mary mother of Jesus

5. Name the four events that lead to Jesus loosing blood on crucifixion day?
Answer.
1. Scourging 3.Nails driven through Jesus’s hands and Feet.
2. Crown of Thorns 4. Spear pierced Jesus’s side while hanging on the cross

6. For what reason will Jesus return?
Answer. Jesus will return for those who accepted Him as Lord, and Savior.

7. Who said, “why do you seek the living among the dead”? And what were they wearing?
Answer. Young Man sitting, wearing, White Robe, John 20:2 Two Angels in white, one at the foot, the

Fun quiz questions on Essentials of the Christian Faith

I thought it would be fun to do a little quiz to see how you do. This a fun thing. I will post the answers on 12-8-16.

 

The only thing God asks of any person to do before you become a believer?

 

Who has God sworn by to bring something to pass?

 

What is the scripture verse?

 

Who found favor with God in the virgin birth.

 

What is the scripture verse?

 

Who found favor with God before being conceived?

 

Name the four events that lead to Jesus loosing blood on crucifixion day?

 

For what reason will Jesus return?

 

Who said, “why do you seek the living among the dead”?

 

And what were they wearing?

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Basic Essentials of the Christian Faith Article 14 November 21, 2016

Reverence

Philippians 4:6-7

Be anxious for nothing, but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made to God.  And the peace of God, which passes all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your mind in Christ Jesus.

What are the Basic essentials of the Christian faith. Article 14 November 21, 2016
For many years some people have said that God is dead, or God does not exist. I heard one say that a belief in a god would hinder their moral and sexual lives. We live in a society that the leaders of the state, federal, and local leaders do not want much in the way of any religious overtones in the public square. They think, that those who do not want to be witnessed to, do not have to be threatened by the gospel of Christ, about the truth of God. They think they can pass laws that can change the rules of God, so they can say that the rules of the state outweigh the rules of God. There are many people that would separate God from His creation of the universe, people, plants and animals. They refuse to believe because if they recognized anything about God, they would have to accept all that God is, what He has done, and that it is God who has set the boundaries of the earth, man, water, and the heavens. They would want you to believe that this world began by a big bang, and /viola,/ it was here. Also, there is the amoeba theory, that a single cell started and over the course of time that cell grew into a more complex cell and kept expanding, it turned into an animal, then transformed into something larger and kept going until there were human beings and all other life. This process took billions of years. This theory is also called evolution. I want you to know that I am over simplifying their position. Some people believe that we live and die, and return in the form of something that we wanted to be in our previous life, over and over again. They cannot see nor do they want to believe that there is a God that creates or believe in a God that will judge people for what they have done and believe.
God’s ultimate creation was man and He created man to have a relationship with Him. This is the Wisdom of God. God created man with a brain. Man named all the plants and animals. God made man to think, talk, hear, and speak. To have interaction with man to make his world a better place. That is what God wanted man to do. Man was created to serve God, not for God to serve man. God did not consult with man in any part of creation. Only God knew what man needed to take care of what God had trusted man to do. God gave the sun, moon and stars to help man in all the tasks of work, sustaining life, to look at, and to explore. Also man was to build families, civilizations and societies for the betterment of its people. God has always had a standard for people to look at. God has always had a man or men a country where God was at its center. God has put leaders into power and when they think they did it all, God removes them. That is the power of God. His Spirit has always been in the world, working with men who want to work with Him. God wants man to find Him no matter their station of life. God says, I will make myself known if you seek me. You can find God where you are, no matter who you are, or where you are. Just think about your own body, your eyes, your mind, it can think about so many things and make evaluations in a fraction of a second. Computers do not have the ability to think about 2-3 things going on in your brain at the same time. Just remember, that man came up with the computer, it can only move in one direction at a time. How your body was framed and made, muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, nerves, and your body moving in unison by what your brain tells your body to do, and on and on. Did you know that your DNA blueprints your body and can tell everything about you. Just think, God made and gave you an incredible body. It is complex, but very simple, your blood can replenish itself, your body can heal itself, and many times we need doctors to help that healing process to take place. In evolution your body took millions of years to perfect. God said He created everything in 6 days. He used dust of the earth to form man, then God breathed into his nostrils. He created woman from mans rib. In Just seconds God gave you a body. God made all of us for a purpose on this earth, to serve Him in someway. God said He rested on the seventh day. Man can see many wonderful parts of creation, Which do you think is more plausible, millions of years with random chance, or God that said what He made was very good. God loves His creation. Would you rather believe in chance or that God made you for a purpose on this earth. The only thing He asks of you, is that you believe He does exist, because He knows you, and loves you. As you read His word and learn about Him, you grow to know Him and His creation. I am a man that went from belief in the family, to looking at self. I found out that self is not what one should always look for, because it excludes most other people but you. That life revolves around you and other people should be meeting your needs. On the other end of the spectrum is God. He wants your life to revolve around Him. Over the centuries there have been many lists that people have made that what they think basic Christians beliefs are. I would like you to remember and think of one word as you read, Faith, we all have faith in something. As you read, what does faith mean to you, and whom do you put your faith in? Write it down, so, as you read, ask what the word faith means to you now. Faith in the right person will change your life, your outlook of life, and your position in life with God.
1. Belief that God exists.

Before all things were brought into existence, God was, and God has all power and authority to create and change things. God can create a new Spirit within you and change your position in Him. Only one can swear by His own name and have it stand forever. God only asks one thing of you! That you believe that He has existed from eternity to eternity.
1. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” 2.Then God said, “let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over the creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 3. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean upon your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes. 4. “Even from eternity I am He; and there is none who can deliver out of my hand; I act and who can reverse it?” 5. “I have sworn by myself, the Word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness and will not turn back, that every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance. They will say of Me, only in the Lord are righteousness and strength, men will come to Him, and all who are angry at Him shall be put to shame”. 6. “Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me.” (Jesus) “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him” 7. “You believe that God is one. You do well; demons also believe, and shudder.” What is there about demons, that they know God and His Son, along with the angels of heaven. They are spirit beings, since God is Spirit along with Christ, that is the reason they know God, and the power that he has. They also know who has power over them.
1. Genesis 1:1 2. Genesis 1:26 3. Proverbs 3:5-6 4. Isaiah 43:13 5. Isaiah 45:23-24 6. John 14:1 7. Hebrews 11:6 7. James 2:19 8. Hebrews 11:6
2. The word of God is inspired and true.

God’s word tells us who He is, what He has done, what He is doing through Christ, and what He will do in the future. What God has spoken, it will come to pass, sooner or later. God cannot lie as man lies, then He would not be trustworthy. If this was so, believers could not hang their hat on Him helping us in this life, or in the promised after life to come. Changing our lives to look like Him and , living in this world for helping us to overcome this world by Christs life, to make our own, and the future life with God. The Bible is God, and we can know Him by His written word. He has not forgotten one word or punctuation mark to help you through this life in the world. He alone keeps you and talks to you. He wants you to talk to Him.
1. “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two edged sword, and piercing as far has the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” 2. “By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the Word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are invisible.” 3. “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of God stands forever.” 4. “Is not My word like fire? declares the Lord, and like a hammer which shatters a rock? Therefore behold, I am against the prophets, declares the Lord, who steal My words from each other.” 5. “Now He (Jesus) said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the book of the Law of Moses and the prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 6. “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of His mouth all their host. He gathers the waters of the sea together in a heap; He lays up the deep in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.” 7. “Forever, O Lord, Thy word is settled in heaven.” 8. “For you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding word of God. But the word of the Lord abides forever.” And this is the word which was preached to you”. 9. “in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one, and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” 10. “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away”. 11. “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law of the Prophets; I did not abolish , but fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the Law, until all is accomplished.” 12. “So shall My word be which goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. 13. “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give to each man according to his ways, according to the results of his deeds.”
1. Hebrews 4:12; 2. Hebrews 11:3; 3. Isaiah 40:8; 4. Jeremiah 23:29,30; 5. Luke 24:44; 6. Psalms 33:6-9; 7. Psalms 119:89; 8. I Peter 1:23,25; 9. Ephesians 6:16,17; 10. Mark 13:31; 11. Matthew 5:17-18; 12. Isaiah 55:11; 13. Jeremiah 17:9,10;
3. God and Christs Righteousness and Holiness.

God set up an ethical and moral standard for people to live by. Since God is Holy and Righteous, without sin or vile thought, God knows what all think and do. 1. He cannot permit sinful man into His presence without these moral standards. 2. Characteristics of the Godly, O Lord, who may abide in your tent, Who may dwell on the holy hill? He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, and speaks truth in his heart. He does not slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend; in whose eyes a reprobate is despised, but who honors those who fear the Lord; he swears to his own hurt, and does not change; he does not put out his money at interest, nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken. 3.”He has told you , O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, to love kindness, and walk humbly with your God”. 4. “And one called out to another and said Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of Hosts, the whole earth is filled with His Glory. And the foundations of the thresholds trembled at the voice of Him who called out, while the temple was filling with smoke. Then I said, Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts.” Since all are sinners, they could not be saved apart from the supernatural intervention of God. 5. “What then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin; as it is written,” “Their is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God; all have turned aside, together they have become useless; there is none who does good, there is not even one. Their throat is an open grave, with their tongues they keep deceiving, the poison of ASPS is under their lips; whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness, their feet are swift to shed blood, destruction and misery are in their paths, and the path of peace have they not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes.” “Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, that every mouth may be closed, and all the world may become accountable to God; because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His site; for through the Law comes knowledge of sin. But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” The righteous demands of God coupled with the inability of man, might present a dilemma for God. God Himself has solved the problem. He sent His son, Jesus Christ, who never sinned, to die for our sins and thus satisfy His wrath toward us. In other words, God sent His Son to be in our place of wrath because of our sin. Jesus took it and bore it for us. When we believe in Jesus, it is as though He had committed the sin instead of us. We sinned, but Christ paid the penalty for us. By our faith, He paid the price of our sin, and then He makes us righteous in God’s eyes. Thank you Jesus. 6. The Bible says “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 7. “But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is reckoned to him as righteousness.” 8. Abraham, “yet, with respect, to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief, but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what He has promised , He was able also to perform. Therefore also it was reckoned to him as righteousness. Now not for his sake only was it written, that it was reckoned to him, but for our sake also, to whom it will be reckoned, as those who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.” I have heard on more than one occasion that we are not worthy of this. I believe, Christ has made us worthy by faith. He made us sons and daughters of the Lord Most High, let us believe He made us worthy, thank and praise Him for it.
1. Isaiah 62:10; 2. Psalm 15:1-5; 3.Micah 6:8; 4. Isaiah 6:3-5; 5. Romans 3:9-23 6. 2 Corinthians 2 5:21; 7. Romans 4:5; 8. Romans 4:20-24;
4. Jesus born of a Virgin.

1. “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Emmanuel.” Previously, Joseph in a dream with the Holy Spirit, told Joseph that the child Mary was carrying was of the Holy Spirit and that they shall call His name Emmanuel. 2. “BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD, AND BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME EMMANUEL, Which means, GOD WITH US”. 3. “Now in the sixth month the Angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the Virgin’s name was Mary. And coming in , he said to her, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this might be. And the angel said to her, do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb, and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end. And Mary said to the angel, how can this be, since I am a virgin? And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy offspring shall be called the son of God. And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God,” And Mary said, behold, the bond slave of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word.” And the angel departed from her. 4. And Mary said: “My soul exalts the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in my God, my savior.” 5.”And we have beheld and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.” 6. The Spirit of God moving across the surface of the waters. It also means that the Spirit of God was in all aspects of creation. His word also says that God is the Spirit. What we have here with Mary and Gabriel is the same Spirit that was involved in the creation of the world. The Holy Spirit here that overshadowed Mary is the same Holy Spirit that was moving on the face of the waters, that is the same Holy Spirit that Jesus sent to us at His ascension.) Do you see the thread that runs through the whole bible. 7. it says God is Spirit, and we have to worship Him in our Spirit to be able to praise, worship, honor, and love God our ever indwelling Spirit that is always with us and helps us.
1. Jeremiah 7:14; 2. Matt 1:23; 3. Luke 1:26-38; 4. Luke 1:46, 47; 5. 1 John 4:14; 6. Genesis 1:2; 7. John 4:24

5. Christ Crucified

“By oppression and judgment He was taken away; and as for His generation, who considered that He was cut off of the land of the living, for the transgressions of my people to whom the stroke was due. His grave was assigned with wicked men, yet He was with a rich man in His death, because He had done no violence, nor was there any deceit in His mouth. But the Lord was pleased to crush Him, putting Him to grief; If He would render Himself as a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, and the good pleasure of the Lord will prosper in His hand. As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see it and be satisfied; by His knowledge the righteous One, My servant, will justify the many, as He will bear their iniquities.” <Isaiah 53:8-11/ Psalm 16:9-10> “Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will dwell securely. For thou wilt not abandon My soul to Sheol; neither wilt thou allow Thy Holy One to undergo decay.” // “For dogs have surrounded Me; a band of evildoers has encompassed Me; they have pierced My hands and My feet. I can count all my bones. They look, they stare at Me; they divide My garments among them. and for My clothing they cast lots.” Psalm 22:16-19 And I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him, like the bitter weeping over a first-born. <Zechariah 12:10/
The above verses come out of the Old Testament. God was prophesying to the People of Israel that what was going to happen to Messiah when He comes. That He was going to be their savior.
“And it came about that when Jesus had finished all these words, He said to His disciples, you know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of man is to be delivered up for crucifixion,” (Matthew 26:2) “Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ-this Jesus whom you crucified.” <Acts 2:36/ John 19:17-20> “They took Jesus therefore, and He went out, bearing His own cross,to the place called the skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha. There they crucified Him, and with Him two other men, one on either side, and Jesus in between. And Pilate wrote an inscription also, and put it on the cross, and it is written, “JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS.” Therefore this inscription many of the Jews read. for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Latin and in Greek.” “And they led Him away, they laid hold of one Simon of Cyrene, coming in from the country, and placed on Him the cross behind Jesus.” “And when they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified him and the criminals, one on His right and the other on His left.” “But Jesus was saying, Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves.” (As Jesus was hanging on the cross), He said to one of them, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in paradise.” <Luke 23:26,33,34,38,43/ Matt 27:26> “Then he (Pilate)released Barabbas for them; but after having Jesus scourged, he delivered Him to be crucified.”27:45-50 Now about the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying” ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?” that is ” MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME?” And some of those who were standing there, when they heard it, began saying, this man is calling for Elijah.” And immediately one of them ran, and taking a sponge , he filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink. But the rest of them said, let us see whether Elijah will come save Him. And Jesus cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up His Spirit.” v51; When this happened, the Temple Veil was torn from top to bottom, and the earth shook; and the rocks were split. In the old Testament the Vail was the barrier between God and Israel. The people were never allowed to go into the Holy of Hollies. Now that Messiah is here, Jesus became the mediator between God and man. With Jesus being the sacrifice for Sin, because Jesus shed His blood and gave His life so man can have true forgiveness of sin, instead of it being just covered with the animal sacrifice. Now you see the agony that Christ went through, so we would not have to. Thank you Jesus for changing my life in you.
I Peter 3:18-19 “For Christ died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, having put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the Spirit; in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison.” Luke 23:26,33,34,38,43/Galations 6:14 has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”
Other companion verses about the crucifixion. Matthew Chapter 27: 26-50, Mark 15: 15-31, Luke 23:23-39. John 19:17-37
Pilate sent Jesus to be scourged. Scourging was done by using a leather straps or a whip attached to a wood handle. It does not say how many lashes Jesus had, but think of the pain of each one. Then God’s word says that the soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on Jesus’s head. Then they put a purple rob on Him. If your back was raw from being beaten, how do you think the robe felt with open wounds. Do you think the Roman soldiers just put the crown of thorns on His head without pushing even a little bit. Then they mocked Him, and tried to get Him to carry his own cross, but He was weak from all the abuse that He received that day. Simon of Cyrene was brought in to carry the cross for Him.
What does it look like to take the sins of the world upon yourself as Christ did In Psalm 16 it talked about His hands and feet being pierced. Think of the pain with a nail driven into your hands and feet going through your flesh and breaking bones. The Romans, no doubt had nails that would have been larger to be able to hold a man on the Cross because of the weight of the man. The reason the Romans hung people that way, it was a slow death, and the body would collapse and eventually the person would suffocate. Also in these verses it says that the other men hanging that day had their legs broken so they could not hold themselves up. The last things the Romans did was to pierce Christ side with a spear, and when that happened blood and water came out of His side. (John 19:34)
Now do you see what Christ endured for us. Why did He do this, because He wanted to do the Fathers will, and God sent Him into the world to be the one sacrifice once, for all man kind, for those who want Him to be their Lord and Savior.

During the day that Christ was crucified, Jesus Christ bleed for the sins of the world four times that day.

  1. When Pilate sent Christ to be scourged or whipped.
  2.  When the soldiers made the crown of thorns and put it on His head.
  3.  When Christ’s hands and feet were nailed to the cross.
  4. When the Roman soldier pierced His side while on the cross.

6. Christ Resurrection.

1. “And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an Angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. And his appearance was like lightning, and his garment as white as snow; and the guards shook for fear of him,and became like dead men. And the angel answered and said to the women, do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just has He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. And go quickly and tell the disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going before you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold I have told you.” 2. “And they were saying to one another, who rolled away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb? And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe; and they were amazed. And He said to them, Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him.” 3. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it happened that while they were perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling apparel; and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “why do you seek the living One among the dead?” He is not here, but risen. Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hand of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.” 4. “Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and saw the stone already taken away from the tomb. And so she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved and said to them, they have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him. Peter therefore went forth, and the other disciple, and they were going to the tomb. And the two were running together;and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter, and came to the tomb first; and stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in. Simon Peter therefore also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he beheld the linen wrappings lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in place by itself. So the other disciple who had first come to the tomb entered then also, and he saw and believed.” 5. “To these He also presented Himself alive, after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days, and speaking of the things concerning the Kingdom of God.” 6. “Who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, on which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water. And corresponding to that, baptism now saves you-not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience-through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who is at the right hand of God, having gone to heaven, after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him.” 7. And I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him, like the bitter weeping over the first born.
1. Matthew 28:2-7; 2. Mark 16:3-6; 3. Luke 24:2-7; 4. John 20:1-7; 5. Act 1:3; 6.1 Peter 3:20-22; 7. Zachariah 12:10

7.Christ will return for His own believers.

1. A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God. 22a. For though your people, O Israel, may be like the sand of the sea, 22b. only a remnant within them will return. 2. So the ransomed of the Lord will return, and come with joyful shouting to Zion;and everlasting joy will be on their heads. They will obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will flee away. 3. At the appointed time he will return and come into the south, but this last time it will not turn out the way it did before. 4. “And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectations of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory. But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” 5. “Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Behold I tell you a mystery; we shall not sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. But with this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY. O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH WHERE IS YOUR STING? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, ln knowing that your toil in not in vain in the Lord.” 6. For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy, for I betrothed you to one husband, that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin.” 7. “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done whether good or bad,” 8. “Let no one deceive you with empty words, because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them;” 9. “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, and remain until the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.” 10. “Looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and savior, Jesus Christ.” 11. “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given them, and I saw souls of those who had been beheaded because of the testimony of Jesus, and because of the word of God, and those who has not worshiped the beast of his image, and had not received the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.”
1. Isaiah 10:21-22; 2. Isaiah 51:11; 3. Daniel 11:29; 4. Luke 21:25-28; 5.1 Corinthians 15:50-58; 6.2 Corinthians 11:2-3; 7. 2 Corinthians 5:10; 8. Ephesians 5:6-7; 9.1 Thessalonians 4:14-18; 10. Titus 2:13; 11. Revelation 20:4; 12.Isaiah 35:9-10