Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Message for the Hour

"Emmanuel". . . "Christ". . ."JESUS"

If you are not a disciple of Jesus yet, welcome and I pray God grant you the spirit of wisdom and revelation to know and believe the present truth.

THE European nations passed from the 19th to the 20th century inebriated with the exuberance of man-made philosophies, and spell-bound under the wand of that new fairy-godmother, "Science". The watchword was "Upward and On ward", to the utopia which was at last visibly flashing ahead, the consummation which would crown and glorify the evolution of our human species.

But the fond dreams of the 19th century about the "march of civilization", and the gradual "extinction of the ape and the tiger" thereby, have dissolved in a shocking eye-opening during this 21th century. World wars, gluttonous nationalisms, and tyrannical totalitarianisms have exposed a demoniacal sadism and a worse-than-bestialsavagery in 21st century human nature which out-shame anything ever uncovered in the so-called "primitive barbarians" of antiquity !

The "upward march" is now seen by the most casual observer to be a downward one, from whatever viewpoint it may be considered, whether political, moral, or religious.
Man or woman without God has once more proved himself/herself a failure, and the ultimate salvation of the race by human brains alone has turned out to be nothing but a shimmering mirage.

All around us today , 6 June,2010, there is disillusionment and unrest of soul. The splitting of the atom has not only unceremoniously introduced a new physical epoch, it has brought a new and intenser attitude of mind. Tomorrow is a bigger doubt than ever. The eleventh-hour clarion to us, Jesus' disciples minority, is as never before to lift up the Lord Jesus Christ as "EMMANUEL", the one complete answer to mankind's deepest need.

Yes, our Lord Jesus is "Emmanuel", but saint Matthew calls Him the CHRIST."And Jacob begat Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus which is called the Christ." (reference from Matthew 1:16)
That title name, "Christ" (in Greek: Christos), is, of course, the New Testament correspondent of the Old Testament "Messiah" (in Hebrew language: Mashiyach ), and both mean "The Anointed One".

In Old Testament times there were three classes of public servants who were the subjects of special anointing ; The prophet, the priest, the king. Hebrew prophecy foretells of one Messiah who should somehow be all three in one person.

In the four Gospels of Jesus Christ, He is the anointed Prophet, preaching to the people.
In the book of the Acts (of the Holy Spirit in the apostles) and the written Epistles, He is the ascended Priest, interceding for the people.
In the Book of Revelation of Jesus Christ to His beloved, He is the returned King reigning over the people.

Some golden daybreak in the near future He will break in upon our world again, in overwhelming splendour as World-Emperor, but meanwhile, beside being "Emmanuel " and "Christ", He is "JESUS".

"Thou shalt call His name JESUS (Yahshua), for He shall save His people from their sins."(reference from Matthew 1:21)This is best of all. He who is the embodiment of the Deity visibly, and the fulfillment of prophecy historically, is the Saviour of men morally and spiritually and eternally.

This is the message for the hour ; not the evolution of man, but the incarnation of God ; not some pseudo-deliverance by human brains, but real salvation by divine grace ; not some wistful "extinction of the ape and the tiger " in man, but a Saviour who really saves men from sins !


Its ME said...

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

– Psalm 91:7,10

Naturally speaking, this is a terrifying world we're living in today. A world that staggers from one disaster to another. Almost daily we hear about wars, about the dangers of nuclear weapons and chemical warfare, about oil spills and earthquakes and floods, about diseases on the rise and crime sweeping through our cities.

But in the midst of it all, God is promising to be a refuge and a fortress to those who will trust and dwell in Him.

"But, preacher," you might say, "He made that promise thousands of years ago when things weren't in as desperate shape as they are today!"

That may be so, but you know what? That promise is right up to date. It was made for our generation. Just think about it. Back when Psalm 91 was written, man hadn't even invented weapons that could destroy ten thousand people at once. We're the generation that did that. So when He said, "No evil will befall you," He was including us.

No evil will befall you. My, what a statement! You need to catch hold of it and believe it today. Believe that God wants to be God in your life. He wants to be your protection. He wants to be your security. He wants to be the first Name you call when trouble comes your way. He wants to be the One that you trust in and look to, to keep you safe. And if you'll do that, He'll never, never let you down.

He can handle all the dangers that surround you. I don't care how bad they are, He can handle them! He proved that with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. They were bound and thrown into a fiery furnace that was so hot that the men who threw them in were killed by the heat. Now you can't get in any more trouble than that. But God brought them through and when they came out, they didn't even smell like smoke. Hallelujah!

So, no matter how terrifying things around you seem to get, trust God. He'll always be faithful. He'll never be out doing something else when you need help. He'll be right there to deliver you from any problem, any catastrophe, any kind of devastation.

Let Him prove in your life what He proved in the lives of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: No other can deliver like Him!

Scripture Reading: Daniel 3

Its ME said...

Do not let pride keep you from accepting Jesus today

Have faith and the darkness will slip away

Jesus is the only way as your Savior and Lord

Eternity with Him is your reward.

Its ME said...

In this life we will face many challenges

Alone they are hard to overcome

Christ Jesus is the only way to rise above

An overcome them with an attitude of love.

Its ME said...

Jesus sees our heart and does understand

Reach out and take hold of his hand

Ask Him in faith, trust and believe

And many blessings you will receive.

Its ME said...

No matter how hopeless things appear

Jesus is waiting with open ears

Remember prayer is the way to start

And He is the key to open your heart.

Its ME said...

The Mercy of God

Nothing Can Change His Tender Mercies

If we could remember that the divine mercy is not a temporary mood but an attribute of God's eternal being, we would no longer fear that it will someday cease to be. Mercy never began to be, but from eternity was; so it will never cease to be. It will never be more since it is in itself infinite; and it will never be less because the infinite cannot suffer diminution. Nothing that has occurred or will occur in heaven or earth or hell can change the tender mercies of our God. Forever His mercy stands, a boundless, overwhelming immensity of divine pity and compassion.

As judgment is God's justice confronting moral inequity, so mercy is the goodness of God confronting human suffering and guilt. Were there no guilt in the world, no pain and no tears, God would yet be infinitely merciful; but His mercy might well remain hidden in His heart, unknown to the created universe. No voice would be raised to celebrate the mercy of which none felt the need. It is human misery and sin that call forth the divine mercy.

"Kyrie eleison! Christe eleison!" the Church has pleaded through the centuries; but if I mistake not I hear in the voice of its pleading a note of sadness and despair. Its plaintive cry, so often repeated in that tone of resigned dejection, compels one to infer that it is praying for a boon it never actually expects to receive. It may go on dutifully to sing of the greatness of God and to recite the creed times beyond number, but its plea for mercy sounds like a forlorn hope and no more, as if mercy were a heavenly gift to be longed for but never really enjoyed.

For he says to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, / and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion." Romans 9:15

As judgment is God's justice confronting moral inequity, so mercy is the goodness of God confronting human suffering and guilt.

How great You are, Father, and how great are Your mercies!