Saturday, September 5, 2015

Part 1 (of 3): Only Jesus Christ is the LORD God and the Savior of All People! The Ten Commandments Included. A Prayer of Salvation!


 Passion Of The Christ
The Truth is, was, and ever shall be:
Jesus Christ
 is 
 the Lord and Savior, the Creator
 of us all-
 every single one of His grandest creation.

 Passion Of The Christ
From the movie, The Passion of the Christ, Jesus on the Cross, thank you www.lostseed.com .
###Part 2 and +++Part 3 of this series at end
My friend, this is what the Lord and Savior Jesus did for you and me...even though I know full well the end of the story, this picture and thought make me weep and hurt like nothing else does.  To think how Jesus allowed Himself to be scourged, flogged with sharp leather and metal talons, to be spat upon and hated, then to die an agonizing death on the cross with ALL of the hate and sin that had ever been or would be committed by people - that's you and me;  it was horrid beyond our true understanding.  We get a small "look" right here... 
We believe in the One Lord God~~~ the Godhead, the Trinity, Three Persons and also God is Spirit.  
The Lord God is:
God the Father, God the Son- Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit.
A Personal Case in Point, A Real Life that Shows Us What God Can Do~~~
My dear friend Nancy Walker told me when we were talking about this posting, "I told Chuck once that feeling the Holy Ghost's Presence inside of you is just the best!!  There is nothing else like it to compare."  Her husband Chuck and Nancy's wedding anniversary is August 26th; earlier this month, she has had his birthday and his passing on to Heaven, milestones earlier.  Those dates are so hard, and to have all three in the same month: they are triple reminders in a short impactful time! 
However, the fellowship of the Lord in the church and her friends and family bolster her.  As Nancy said, God Himself gives her comfort, calm, peace, protection, and a sure hope and promise!! even more! 
that words cannot truly express. 
As true Christians, believing in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, asking for forgiveness of our sins, and following Him for the rest of our lives, we do have that date of joining God in Heaven, most assuredly, 
and then that Day becomes the greatest date of all in our lives!  
We are promised as true believers and disciples of  Lord Jesus being with God forever and those loved ones who went on before...and will yet come!  Praise You, God Father, Son, and Spirit.
The following is what we can absolutely expect: "absent from the body, present with the Lord!"
2 Corinthians 5:8  
(###See below for full 2 Corinthians 5, full chapter for inclusive topic and understanding.)  
What a Joy we have in our God!
Before Jesus died, He said to His Father in Heaven, "Forgive them for they do not know what they do."  He was right- His crowning glory, the ones He made in His own image- you and me.  We can be so awful, yet so loving.  Yes~ sometimes, naive and lead astray...however, some people allow outright evil to take over their being and are in line with the devil himself- such a loss and terrible devastation of a person!  
Jesus had the profound, unconditional LOVE and tenacity of Spirit to ask His Father to forgive us- which He did and does!  
Dear Friend and Blog Contributor, Jan Bracken***(See her writing links below) just told me that a minister she heard on the radio had said,
"Once we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are no longer in bondage...we are truly the children He made in His image!"

Jesus was buried and three days later arose from the grave- Hallelujah!  He walked, talked, and ate with His Disciples and other true believers, was seen by over 500 people in a variety of places- until 40 days later when Jesus arose to Heaven, so that the Holy Spirit could come here to minister to the believers.

It is extremely clear: Jesus, the Lord and Savior, the Creator Who knew everything that would happen into eternity; The Lord knew we would believe the snake, the devil- Lucifer- the fallen angel, believing that we could eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and surely would not die- as God told Adam and Eve they would die ahead of time, attempting to avert them from disaster.  Jesus foreknew each of us He would call and that ultimately His plan for Salvation was absolutely necessary and would be accepted by free will by many of us.  Alternatively, He knows that many will not accept it and end up living their eternal lives in Hell.  Lest not one fall, God says!!!  He does not want anyone to go to Hell- please make sure YOU will have your name written in the Lamb's Book of Life before you have the first- and only- death from earth.  God is no respecter of persons- that means that we are equal before Him.  All of Heaven- the angels and saints who have gone ahead of us- cheer and shout and sing and dance when they know YOU have chosen through your free will, given so lovingly from God, to be in Heaven with us!!!  

Everyone who calls on the Name of Jesus and believes in Him will be saved...

Please see the ***Salvation Prayer toward the end of today's posting.  You can tell God anytime that your choice is Jesus Christ!!  Do not tarry or wait, please!  Do this for yourself and your family, friends, and others in your circle of influence in this lifetime.  

God bless you richly in the grace of Jesus Christ- as only the Son of God can bless you!  I pray you TAKE Salvation and Lordship, Love and Protection all the days of your lives, no matter what.

The Deity of Jesus Christ
1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word
 was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. 5The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
He made everything, and it was good. -  (John 1:1-3, New American Standard Bible).

God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. Evening came and then morning: the sixth day. - (Genesis 1:31, Holman Christian Standard Bible). 
A person cannot serve two masters>>> (See reference below), and we are told in the Ten Commandments of the Lord God Almighty that we cannot have any other gods before Him.     ~~~(Ten Commandments reference is below.)  
The Holy Bible is the Word of God, inerrant, inspired by God, cohesive over 1,500 years.  Do not let any false prophet, false church or facet that is false, deceitful or wrong about Jesus Christ and Who He is- the Son of God and our Lord and Savior, or bogus religion tell you otherwise because it is the devious lie of the devil, Satan.
You cannot have religion/faith both ways...one foot in one religion and another with Christ.
I wish that influential people such as: Buddha, Mohammed, the Dali Lama, Mahatma Gandhi, Joseph Smith, Mary Baker Eddy, and thousands of
inauthentic people of supposed religions/faith would have been
(but never were and are certainly NOT) 
true believers and speakers/teachers for
the Only Messiah, Jesus Christ.
I often think of the impact mega-celebrities such as Oprah could have- the good that they could do to tell the Truth from their "pulpits" about
Christ
if only they would believe and live as true Christians,
born again, and living for Jesus, the Lord and Savior.
They do not do so, however!! 
If these impostors of false faiths could be true givers and lovers of the Lord God, and then actually to love and cherish people-
unselfishly, not with arrogance and a terrible, puffed up view of themselves- I can only imagine the possibilities for spreading the
Truth of the Good News, the Gospel of Jesus Christ! 
It is hard to be in the spotlight and not get a distorted self-image...may I say self-worship and self-idolatry?  I do feel very sad for folks who are new to the spotlight of culture, the world and media, and I pray for them-especially the youngest "stars," but even the "oldsters," the ones who have had decades of stardom.
I pray that they will see and believe the truth that Jesus Christ of Nazareth alone can give- take away their sins, come into their lives and make them whole, day by day. 
If only... people like you and me would do the same!  Can you imagine the impact we (would) have on our families, churches, schools, places of work, with neighbors, with everyone whom our lives touched- our circles of influence.  Wow.  What a wonderful world, and God's life-saving Message of the Gift of His Son would circle round our neighborhoods and the world- lickety-split!
My son-in-law made a very forthright statement that has stuck with me, indeed.  Eric and I were talking together not so long ago...Eric said that, "If people truly believed that Jesus is the Son of God, wouldn't they be doing absolutely every single thing that they could do- knocking on everyone's door, calling out the Truth of Jesus Christ to help change everyone's life?"
I replied, "Yes! and People are doing that very thing right now here and other places.  In fact, I am getting to that point myself!"
Eric's point is this: the Good News of the Gospel (you can read yourself the three synoptic gospels at: https://www.google.com/#q=synoptic+gospels that Matthew, Mark, and Luke have written, along with John's fourth gospel in the New Testament of the Bible) is so fantastic, and beyond anything this earth truly offers. Jesus' birth, life, ministry, miracles, solid knowledge of the Law, but every time the Pharisees tried to trick Jesus, He came out with a bolder truth, that truly made them look for small (they were trying to trick him to say something wrong that they could accuse or convict Him).      
Jesus put Himself with the most unlovely people, not the higher-ups who had power, prestige, religious power and presence, nor the wealthy, but with the lowly, needy and admittedly or obviously sinners.
Pray this prayer if you are not already saved by Jesus Christ or if you are uncertain, worried, or confused.  God most assuredly WILL hear you and answer Your prayer with His definite- Yes!- I, the LORD, am so glad you took my Salvation that I acquired for you on the cross!!  
Dear Father in Heaven,
I know You want me to be with You in this life and in the next in Heaven.  I want to be there with You, also.  Thank You, Jesus Christ; I want you to be my Lord and Savior.  You created me for this time and moment.  As I am Yours now, the Holy Spirit of God has come immediately to live inside me to help me in all ways!!  
You came to this world to take my place on the cross…You alone are the only Lamb of God Who, completely Perfect and Holy, taking my place in death and resurrection, forgiving me of all my sin.  Now I don’t have to carry that around.  After You gave Your Life on the cross taking all of the sin that was, is, or ever would be; being resurrected, spending 40 days with many people; then later, you arose to be at the right hand of the Father to intercede for me.  
Please take my Life, lead me and keep me each day.  I want my whole family and others to be saved with the knowledge and grace and love of You, Jesus.  I would like to tell others about You, the Gospel, Good News, I need your uplifting in that and all things.  Help me to learn more about You and to give you myself each day for your leading.  
God, I am so thankful You love me, are so merciful, and gracious! In Jesus’ Name, Amen (so be it).
Congratulations!!  You are now a true believer and disciple in Christ, only.  Tell someone you love and trust.  Seek out a great Bible-believing, Christ-believing church where they welcome and care about you.  Get a Bible and read it, study with a good fellowship of Christians.  You will never regret this step of  FAITH.

Exodus 20:1-17 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Ten Commandments

20 And God spoke all these words, saying,
“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
“You shall have no other gods before[a] me.
“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands[b] of those who love me and keep my commandments.
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
13 “You shall not murder.[c]
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.”
The Ten Commandments, then, are additionally stated in The Holy Bible in-Deuteronomy 5: 4-21...here is its link at BibleGateway:
 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy+5%3A+4-21&version=ESV
(Good resources, also are also at Biblia.com and Biblehub.com (in MANY LANGUAGES!).
###2 Corinthians

A Prayer of Salvation
You can, from your heart, read this prayer and/or say one in your very own words to God.  He hears you, and You will be saved.  Blessings in Christ Jesus!  Once you have accepted His Lordship and Salvation, both given in Truth and in Grace from Himself, freely but with a complete cost He gave for you~~~ please be sure to find a good, welcoming church that preaches Christ and the Bible.  Get in the fellowship of God there and blossom :0)

Dear Father in Heaven,

I know You want me to be with You in this life and in the next, in Heaven.  I want to be there with You, also.  Thank You, Jesus Christ; I want you to be my Lord and Savior.  You created me for this time and moment.  As I am Yours now, the Holy Spirit of God has come immediately to live inside me to help me in all ways!!  You came to this world to take my place on the cross…forgiving me of all my sin.  Now I don’t have to carry that around.  After You gave Your Life on the cross taking all of the sin that was, is, or ever would be- then later, you arose to be at the right hand of the Father to intercede for me.  Please take my Life, lead me and keep me each day.  I want my whole family and others to be saved with the knowledge and grace and love of You, Jesus.  I would like to tell others about You, the Gospel, the Good News, but You do not absolutely require that of me; I need your uplifting in that and all things.  Help me to learn more about You and to give you myself each day for your leading.  God, I am so thankful You love me, You are so merciful, and gracious! In Jesus’ Name, Amen (so be it).



***Jan Bracken, writing contributor, see her poems at: 
From Crib to Cross to Crown and I Am a Present   and
The Wedding Invitation and GO!

Thank you so much to the movie, The Passion of the Christ, from whom I shared this photo of Christ on the cross, probably from a site that carries lots of pictures of Jesus, from lostseed.com 
I want to thank Mel Gibson for the tremendous thing that he did for God in making the aforementioned film.  It boggles the mind what he has done for the LORD.  However, I have prayed for him many times for restoration of his health and that he will not hurt others, especially women in his life.
Jesus blesses you and me,
Donna M.