Name Above ALL Names: Yeshua / Jesus Christ

Thankfulness

An amazing time in song and worship this morning via television with TRBC and Pastor Jonathan Falwell. He shared much about the persecuted Church of 2012. Specifically telling us about China where people gather in house churches, meeting in secret for fear of being put into prison for worshiping Him alone Who is GOD. Not 3, but 1: The blessed Trinity.

Our brothers and sisters in Burma, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Greece, North Korea, Russia, India, and Parts of Africa where persecution and torture comes quite easily by those who practice Islam. Jesus told us though, that we, just as He was, would be hated for the Gospels sake. Even in God's holy land, Israel, Christ -followers suffer persecution at the hands of certain Jewish sects. All over the world where Christianity is preached there will be those who – as Jesus said- will kill His children thinking that they are serving GOD. But the “god” of this age who many were raised by their cultures to serve, is not the true GOD of Judeo/Christianity.

Wherever the worship of Jesus Christ is observed with thanksgiving for who He truly is; the Messiah, GOD having come in the flesh to make a way for you and me to be redeemed back to Himself? There will be trials. Ah! but soon the Morning Star will come!

Mankind was not created to live the way that most of us seem to do here on His earth, thinking that we can do what “we want” when “we want” with no repercussions. Everything that you and I choose to do, or choose not to do, affects someone, somewhere, and in some way.

By the way, there is no "mother nature"...there is ONLY Father GOD. It is He Who is Creator of all that we purvey in the heavens, the seas, on the earth and under the earth. And that as well which cannot BE seen even with the most expensive microscopes fashioned by men. The word “Creator” is ELOHIM, in the Hebrew.

There is a question which I have been pondering for the longest time and am still without an answer. Wondering...what kind of “logic” exists that tells itself that what it believes is the truth just because fallible and questionable human “logic” declares it so?

I just don't GET IT! What is so horribly offensive about a God- about THE ONLY GOD who left His heavenly habitation and His angelic beings behind? To come here and to live amongst us clothed in the same vulnerable flesh that we are born into naturally. Jesus came here to suffer in unimaginable ways so that ALL mankind who would believe could be forgiven through His sinless life, death and resurrection. And be set free from sin's power over us, over our flesh. No other “faith" can make that assertion and have the proof with which to substantiate the claim that JESUS IS GOD.

What was Jesus was like while here on this earth? I urge you to read about Him. In the book of John I believe that you will, as I myself did, come to know Him intimately. You’ll see what I mean when I say Christianity, being a “Christ-Follower” is all about a RELATIONSHIP. Not any man-made “religion” instituted by the “god” of this worlds system. In John you will see and experience how He acted and interacted with everyone that He met. What it was that moved His heart and what it was that filled Him with righteous anger about some things people did in that time period. Such as the Pharisees. The ways in which He reacted to those things are, of course still applicable today as GOD NEVER CHANGES; “He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.” See how He had such great compassion for the sick and the lost? And yes, disdain for the self-righteous Pharisees who were the religious “overseer’s”.

COMPASSION: THAT word exemplifies the very nature of GOD Himself. As I have reiterated over and again, I do not understand why God's Gospel is so hated; I cannot comprehend the evidence that the One who came to save us is so utterly despised by those who have NO idea of Who HE IS. For WHAT earthly notion do the people who despise Him, do so? What is His CRIME? What is their PROOF that makes them take as a statement of fact something someone like …Richard Dawkins for instance, says about his erroneous ideas about Darwin’s THEORY of Evolution? Stephen Hawkings now KNOWS with certainty the Truth. I wish he had allowed himself – to get past himself and men’s opinions – so that he could have gone on to believe in Him who indeed did create the vastness of the Universe. Stephen Hawkings, along with billions of other souls now KNOWS WHO DID CREATE the intricacies of the wondrous workings of the human body. No computer will ever equal it!

So WHY is Jesus hated so?! WHY is the Gospel sneered at? Is it for the message of Hope and Love contained within it? Is it because "in Christ" there is certainty of life after physical death? An eternal life, which is offered to us thru God the Son as God the Holy Spirit comes to live inside our hearts the very second we ask Jesus to save us? Who strengthens us daily as we seek Him who first sought us?

Tell me, won’t you please...is the Truth offensive to YOU?

Do you so desire to allow hatred and violence to continue to harden & pervert the heart of flesh GOD created within you in your Mother's womb? Do you so desire to spill the blood of men who disagree with what you have to - not only say - but attempt to enforce upon them? Do you so desire the approval of men more than the approval of GOD? DO you so FEAR being labeled a fanatic for Christ Jesus?

In closing I ask of you; what IS man? Is he not here today and gone tomorrow to return to the very earth from which he was originally formed BY GOD? ~~ Man OR GOD? Do you choose for yourselves Religion, which is man’s attempt to be able to “do it his way” and hope that Almighty YHVH will overlook their varying degrees of perversions of the Truth of His Word? OR will you choose RELATIONSHIP; A relationship with GOD the Father through His only begotten Son. There is NO other way to GOD than Jesus. The Holy Bible says in John 14:6 “Jesus told him,

“I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. NO ONE COMES UNTO THE FATHER BUT THROUGH ME.”

Which will it be for you…. Heaven OR HELL? You CHOOSE, but don't wait too long. If we die without choosing, we die having chosen to deny before men that we belong to Him.

CHOOSE NOW for you do not know if you will be still alive 10 minutes or one day from now. Nor do I. The only difference between you and me is that because ****I BELIEVE what Jesus said as He drew His last painful breath, hanging on the tree He created, between Heaven & earth in abject agony. That when Jesus looked up into heaven and said to GOD the Father "it is finished" I believed Him even as I read those words after He saved me. I STILL DO. I ALWAYS WILL. How about you?

When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “IT IS FINISHED!” Then bowing His head, He gave up His spirit." John 19:30

Simple as that, by an act of belief, by the very "faith” given to me by GOD, HE SAVED ME!~ through GODS GRACE;

Ephesians 2:7-9

"That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."

Romans 10:17 "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."

Because of Faith I know that when my soul leaves this body I will be immediately in the Presence of GOD. Kneeling, praising and worshiping at the nail pierced feet of Him WHOM I HAVE COME TO LOVE SO GREATLY. That ONE who came so that I - "I, me, Susan!" - might also live, and live more abundantly! {paraphrased}

NOT DIE FOREVER - OR SUFFER UNTOLD TORMENT FOREVER, NOR HAZARD A RANDOM "GUESS" WHERE MY SOUL WILL END UP and what will face me there for all eternity! By faith GOD gave me the gift through Christ Jesus to KNOW.

WHETHER IT BE HEAVEN WITH JESUS OR IT BE HELL WITHOUT HIM. What would you, who do you, CHOOSE?

HE OFFERS US FORGIVENESS OF SINS AND HIS PROMISE TO “CAST THEM AS FAR AS THE EAST IS FROM THE WEST.” HE FREELY OFFERS US ALL A NEW LIFE IN CHRIST, THROUGH CHRIST. HE OFFERS US PURE AGAPE LOVE~ LOVE! ~ LIVE! REJOICE! AND HIS FATHERLY CORRECTION SHOULD I STRAY …He LONGS to do the same for you because He came for YOU too! HOW AWESOMELY AND ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

“AMAZING GRACE HOW SWEET THE SOUND THAT SAVED AN OLD WRETCH LIKE ME! I ONCE WAS LOST BUT NOW I’M FOUND, WAS BLIND BUT NOW, PRAISE GOD I SEE!”

LOVE, you see was the "crime" that He committed FOR YOU. ..Not against you. Jesus Christ; The LOVE OF THE FATHER DISPLAYED FOR ALL HUMANITY UPON THE CROSS OF CALVARY ON A HILL OUTSIDE OF JERUSALEM CALLED “GOLGOTHA”. That's what I’M SAYIN’! THAT’S what it's all about!

Should you come upon my writings on the worldwide web and are offended by my faith, I wish you no harm; however you will not deter me. For you see it is your best, your eternal soul is what I care about. Blame GOD! After all HE is the One Who made me care about you, whoever you may be and whatever the ethnicity of your culture. He told me to love you! I truly wish you knew Him. But because you CHOOSE NOT TO know Him...it will not quench the fire and the zeal that is within my spirit, placed there by HIS HOLY SPIRIT. It will not stop me from standing UP for His Word and His righteousness in a world so utterly degraded and depraved by the ever increasing evilness of our sins against our Holy Father.. We hurt people in our treks through this life, I know that I did. Yet it is GOD whom we sin against and Him ALONE.

Yep! By Jove I BELIEVE I shall choose to continue to gratefully accept that special “sacrificial offering" GOD provided by the shedding of the blood of that ONE PERFECT LAMB OF GOD. That with which NOTHING else can ever compare! It doesn’t wash off or fade away, it lasts FOREVER.

Thank You Jesus / Yeshua!! My LORD, my GOD and my soon returning KING of KINGS whose Voice I long to hear say “It is time, come Susan, IT IS TIME TO TAKE MY CHURCH OUT OF THE WORLD SO THAT ALL MAY FULFILL AND WE THEN SHALL RETURN TOGETHER …..“AS IT IS WRITTEN.”

John 19:20 - John 20

Many of the Jews read this sign, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Don’t write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but that He said, ‘I AM the King of the Jews.’” Pilate replied, “What I have written, I have written.”

When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took His clothes and divided them into four parts, a part for each soldier. They also took thetunic, which was seamless, woven in one piece from the top. So they said to one another, “Let’s not tear it, but cast lots for it, to see who gets it.” They did this to fulfill the Scripture that says: They divided My clothes among themselves, and they cast lots for My clothing. And this is what the soldiers did.

Standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw His mother and the disciple He loved –{JOHN, not the Baptist}-standing there, He said to His mother, “Woman, here is your son.” Then He said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home. After this, when Jesus knew that everything was now accomplished that the Scripture might be fulfilled, He said, “I’m thirsty!” A jar full of sour wine was sitting there; so they fixed a sponge full of sour wine on hyssop and held it up to His mouth.

When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “IT IS FINISHED!” Then bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

Since it was the preparation day, the Jews did not want the bodies to remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a special day). They requested that Pilate have the men’s legs broken and that their bodies be taken away. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man and of the other one who had been crucified with Him. When they came to Jesus, they did not breakHis legs since they saw that He was already dead.

But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and at once blood and water came out. He who saw this has testified so that you also may believe. His testimony is true, and he knows he is telling the truth. For these things happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled: Not one of His bones will be broken. Also, another Scripture says: “THEY WILL LOOK AT THE ONE THEY PIERCED”.

After this, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus—but secretly because of his fear of the Jews—asked Pilate that he might remove Jesus’ body. Pilate gave him permission, so he came and took His body away. Nicodemus (who had previously come to Him at night) also came, bringing a mixture of about 75 pounds of myrrh and aloes. Then they took Jesus’ body and wrapped it in linen cloths with the aromatic spices, according to the burial custom of the Jews. There was a garden in the place where He was crucified. A new tomb was in the garden; no one had yet been placed in it. They placed Jesus there because of the Jewish preparation and since the tomb was nearby.

I PRESENT TO YOU: THE TOMB IS EMPTY FOR HE HAS RISEN! ♥ ♥ † ♥

On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark. She saw that the stone had been removed[a] from the tomb. So she ran to Simon Peter and to the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put Him!” At that, Peter and the other disciple went out, heading for the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and got to the tomb first. Stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying there, yet he did not go in. Then, following him, Simon Peter came also. He entered the tomb and saw the linen cloths lying there. The wrapping that had been on His head was not lying with the linen cloths but was folded up in a separate place by itself. The other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, then entered the tomb, saw, and believed. For they still did not understand the Scripture that He must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went home again.

But Mary stood outside facing the tomb, crying. As she was crying, she stooped to look into the tomb. She saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet, where Jesus’ body had been lying. They said to her, “Woman, why are you crying?”
“Because they’ve taken away my Lord,” she told them, “and I don’t know where they’ve put Him.” Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, though she did not know it was Jesus.

“Woman,” Jesus said to her, “why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Supposing He was the gardener, she replied, “Sir, if you’ve removed Him, tell me where you’ve put Him, and I will take Him away.” Jesus said, “Mary.” Turning around, she said to Him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!”—which means “Teacher.” “Don’t cling to Me,” Jesus told her, “for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to My brothers and tell them that I AM ascending to My Father and your Father—to My God and your God.”
Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them what He had said to her.

In the evening of that first day of the week, the disciples were gathered together with the doors locked because of their fear of the Jews. Then Jesus came, stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” Having said this, He showed them His hands and His side. So the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.

Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” After saying this, He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
But one of the Twelve, Thomas (called “Twin”), was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples kept telling him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “If I don’t see the mark of the nails in His hands, put my finger into the mark of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will never believe!” After eight days His disciples were indoors again, and Thomas was with them. Even though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them. He said, “Peace to you!”

Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and observe My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side. DON'T BE AN UNBELIEVER, BUT A BELIEVER." ♥ ♥ † ♥ ♥ 
Thomas responded to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

Jesus said, “BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO, WITHOUT SEEING ME, BELIEVE.”


Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of His disciples that are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may believe JESUS IS THE MESSIAH, THE SON OF GOD, and by believing you may have life in His name. 

My comment to whomever...:) ♥ ♥ † ♥ ♥

I'd just like to share with you a fact, which I am sure is quite evident. I lay no claims to being a professional writer in any way, shape or form. What I have written here over time I was, the majority of the time led to, by the Holy Spirit is my belief.

What I am led to write is purely from my own experience with the One Whom I am blessed to call my Lord and My Savior. My GOD and my King. JESUS: MY ALL & MY EVERYTHING.

Gratefulness and having been forgiven of so much makes the receptive heart love that much more. I can say this for I alone did what I did while I stumbled in a daze upon this earth realm. Example: myself.

I can only hope that I have been used to bring voice to His Honor, to His holiness and to his Love for all mankind. And that throughout this humbling attempt to exalt and glorify the Name which is above ALL other Names in the Heavens, on the earth and under the earth. And in so doing? Hopefully be the instrument which GOD uses to bring forth Truth, blessings and His manifold unconditional love to whomever may wander by.

JESUS SAYS:

"Come unto me, all you who are heavy laden and I will give you rest" {paraphrased}

Come just as you are to Me: Just as I AM. ♥ ♥ † ♥ ♥

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