Jesus is not a religion! He’s part of the Godhead who came to this planet to connect us back to our first love, to the Father of all creation. Through Him we learn what we can be.
We are are worst enemy. We are carnal beings who are under the influence of princes and principalities that govern the air. The current atmosphere is deception, manipulation, hatred, evil. We need to come to the foot of the cross and lay it all on the table. Upon doing so we gain forgiveness, and the help of the Comforter to guide us through truth of God’s word. We can say we believe, but the evil one does also and he trembles. The connection of God’s Spirit in us will open the door to truth and understanding. The peace that surpasses all will be in our hearts to change our ways. Change what we can about ourselves, accept what we can’t and the understanding to know the difference will carry us through the tough times. God is always in our corner/on our side it’s up to us to let Him in and stay connected. It’s a choice.
We live in a world full of trials and disappointments and yet there’s beauty. It’s up to us to figure out the positive in the negative and move on with the only Spiritual Helper we have when we truly believe in Christ. He Himself said He was the way, truth, life and left us not alone. To ask and it shall be given, to seek and it shall be found, knock and it shall be open, in prayer always in prayer with humility of spirit. With trust in His word. We’re to seek His kingdom first and everything else will fall into place according to His will. He is ultimately in charge whether we believe it or not. The enemy will have you believe otherwise. Who you give your allegiance to whether man, object or thing is the belief you have inside your heart. The heart is what God sees. One leads to life and the other to death.
We first have to accept Christ and invite Him into our heart and our life. It’s a way of life to be in harmony with our Creator throughout our living existence. More so on the day He sanctified to be Holy – the Sabbath. The day of rest He established way back when He declared creation done and good. Sure we can worship Him any day, have a moment of our day devoted to Him in prayer and thanksgiving for He gives us life. It’s about spending time with Him, getting to know Him. His Sabbath takes us away from our work week and refreshes us to continue on. The dead can feel nothing, but the living have a chance at repentance and love, that will stay with us even when we pass. His special day is for our rest. Our rest out of the mundane of this world and communion with Him, reflecting His majesty, His love, helping others, doing for others. It’s not about us but about Him in us. It’s about learning of Him, with Him through His word. It’s the one day He asks us to remember His creation. He IS love. Remembering His Sabbath not man’s. God’s law is in our hearts, we eagerly do His will upon conversion, acceptance. That is the true test of our faith, belief in Jesus Christ is the son of God (His testimony) and having His commandments in our hearts. This produces our good fruits. If/when we fall He is there to pick us up upon confession and only if we let Him. And He helps us not to commit the offence again. But we need to be willing to follow His lead.
Yes, every day we need to be in His presence in everything we do so we can face the challenges it brings. Yet, His special day for us is so much more, its a sign between us and Him (Eze.20:12, 20:20), it’s the day that will continue past this current world and into His reign (Isa.66:23). God knows our hearts and we need to stay close to Him in these perilous times, every day. For every day we have trials and temptations we must deal with.
In a world full of discord and sadness, Christians are His light. His reflection of goodness and truth. Imitating Jesus’ mannerism, attitude, code of conduct. He gives us His strength, His protection, He gave us His life that where He is we can be also. It’s a choice one must make on a daily basis. God abhors disharmony of any kind, this is not from God who causes the opposite of true love (agape), by our fruits we show who we stand for and by thy fruits we can tell who doesn’t. The world needs to see our behavior is not of this world but comes from above. Regardless of the ridicule one gets in defense of our belief, for in the ridicule we have light from above. We are God’s children, not spoiled brats in want of earthy things for when it’s all said and done and one passes away what really counts is what one has accomplished on this planet in respect to humanity. In contributing the goodness Jesus established in emulating/reflecting God’s love. His commandments point out our sins, His dying buried them (sins), His resurrection shows us the way to a more meaningful life. In Him we are new creations our old life is behind us. We were created for a purpose, lets stop the bickering and get on with the Father’s work to spread the Good news… Jesus is coming, be prepared and ready to meet Him.
His Sacred book is our history lesson past, present and future. We are to love as He first loved us! He is not a religion, but a way of life…
May our Lord enlighten all of us to His glorious Presence in our own life. In Jesus’ holy name I pray, Amen.
Let’s keep the Spirit of Christ in our mist as we celebrate family and friends gathering… God bless.