Things I Love About Jesus
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His Love, Kindness and Self Sacrificing Attitude Draws Me
Jesus Christ is a perfect leader for all mankind. He made the ultimate sacrifice, #Jesus gave his life. Imagine living in heaven with a perfect Father, who lovingly created you first and foremost and everything else "through you and for you." The Scofield Reference Bible, expresses this magnificent source of love Almighty God bestowed upon his son, "Who is the image of the invisible #God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:" Colossians 1:15, 16.
In some religious teachings it is taught that Jesus is Almighty God. The August 31, 2020 article entitled, Do Not Think More of Yourself Than Is Necessary of The Watchtower magazine, paragraph 9 stated, ”In contrast with those warning examples, consider Jesus, ‘who, although he was existing in God’s form, gave no consideration to a seizure, namely, that he should be equal to God.‘ (Phil. 2:6) Jesus, whose authority is second only to Jehovah’s, does not think more of himself than is necessary. He told his disciples: ‘The one who conducts himself as a lesser one among all of you is the one who is great.’ (Luke 9:48) What a blessing it is to serve with pioneers, ministerial servants, elders, and circuit overseers, who imitate Jesus in displaying humility! Humble servants of Jehovah contribute to the loving spirit that identifies God’s organization.-John 13:35.
On Friday, April 15, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. we will hold the annual commemoration of the death of Jesus Christ celebrated worldwide by millions. This date is vital because we need to remember why Jesus came to earth to give his life for all humankind. Life is precious to our Grand Creator Jehovah God and his son Jesus Christ. A special talk will be given also on April 10, 2022 entitled, ” Where Can You Find Real Hope?” These events will be held online. ”The world headquarters of #Jehovah's Witnesses is closely monitoring the outbreak of the novel #coronavirus disease (known as COVID-19). We know from Bible prophecy that pestilence is a notable feature of the last days. (Luke 21:11) When there is an outbreak of disease, it is wise to take practical measures to protect ourselves as well as others.-Proverbs 22:3” Our brothers and sisters are diligently and prayerfully ”...cooperating with health officials in all nations in an effort to contain the spread of the virus.” All large spiritual events have been cancelled until 2021. Additional Information about how and what time special spiritual events will be held go to www.jw.org.
Jesus was there by his Father's side as the hills and mountains forged toward the sky, productive lands were dispersed throughout the earth; water formations occurred and numerous other creative activities were formulated. After Jesus had spent, billions of years in this perfect environment with his powerful, loving Heavenly Father #Jehovah; Jesus came down to earth and offered his life for imperfect mankind. The New Testament and the Book of Psalms stated at John 15:13, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." What profound evidence of genuine love.
Jesus obviously recognized the pain Jehovah, must have felt, after the rebellion in the Garden of Eden. He fully understood the intense love that our #Grand Creator, had for his children. A love that never failed or diminished. Jesus saw the delight Almighty God took in the creation of humans. Our Creator's precise and meticulous care, to give his creations, abilities such as sight, taste, and hearing. Jehovah made mankind in his image and likeness, so we can love and enjoy this beautiful earth that surrounds us. Jesus recognized this love that his Heavenly Father exuded, for his creation. Once #Adam, Eve and Satan rebelled, Jesus clearly understood that he was the very best thing God had created. He was so close to his Heavenly Father, that he could imitate Jehovah, perfectly. This Father and Son had a perfect bond of true and genuine love. Jesus could exemplify, the will of Almighty God, to all mankind because he was so much like his Father. A perfect Adam, which was Jesus, would now replace what sinful Adam had relinquished through his rebellion. What a loving decision on the part of Almighty God and our wonderful king, Jesus Christ.
Our Heavenly Father Watched as His Precious Son Was Put to Death for the Salvation of All People
The following events occurred from Matthew 27:28 through Matthew 28:62, in God's word the Bible. Join me as we travel through the heart-wrenching events of what Our Heavenly Father Jehovah, endured along with his precious son Jesus, for the salvation of all mankind, based on the #New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. They disrobed my Lord and draped him with a scarlet cloak, braided a crown out of thorns and put it on his head. They mocked him and spat on him. Finally, they led him off to be nailed to the stake. They tried to give Jesus drug infused wine that he refused to drink, to keep his integrity and allegiance to #Jehovah God, his Father and the fulfillment of prophecy. They nailed Jesus to the torture stake, distributed his outer garments by casting lots. "They also posted above his head the charge against him, in writing: 'This is Jesus the King of the Jews.'" (Matthew 27:37)
They shamed Jesus again by putting two robbers on each side of Jesus, as though he was a criminal as well. Some passed by and spoke abusively of Jesus as the chief priests and others mocked him saying, "He has put his trust in God; let Him now rescue him if He wants him, for he said, 'I am God's Son.'" (Matthew 27:43) Darkness, fell over the land from the sixth to the ninth hour. "About the ninth hour, Jesus called out with a loud voice, saying: ". . . My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Matthew 27:46) Jehovah looked down at the suffering of his beloved Son. Still, Almighty God maintained perfect loyalty to undeserving mankind.
This precious son, willingly gave his life, as our beloved Heavenly Father Jehovah, watched in horror. Before Jesus took his last breath, "Again Jesus called out with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit." (Matthew 27:50) Even the earth expressed tremendous pain as it quaked and rocks split, dead bodies were thrown from their graves and they became visible to those who passed by. Many grew afraid as they screamed, "Certainly this was God's Son." (Matthew 27:54) Oh, Heavenly Father, the pain you must have felt as you watched these events.
Mary, the earthly mother of Jesus, watched these events in pure horror as well, although she knew Jesus had to fulfill His true Heavenly Father's will. The chief priest and Pharisees gathered before Pilate in an attempt to claim that Jesus was an imposter who said while alive, "After three days I am to be raised up." (Matthew 27:63) These imposters wanted the grave of Jesus secured by a guard. A stone was placed in order to seal the grave. Still, our Almighty Father Jehovah prevailed as our precious King Jesus, was resurrected from death on the third day. Let every breathing thing praise our Heavenly Father Jehovah.
After our precious King Jesus, was resurrected, he spoke to his faithful servants about how he would go ahead of them to Galilee. Jesus then went on to share the most important news ever. "Then Jesus said to them: 'Have no fear! Go, report to my brothers so that they may go to Galilee, and there they will see me.'" Now that Jesus was resurrected by Jehovah, lies were created by the guards that were responsible for guarding Jesus' gravesite. Claims were made that Jesus' disciples came during the night and stole his body while they were sleeping. The guards were given silver pieces as a bribe to tell this lie that continues to be told today. Did their lies prevent Jehovah God's purpose from being fulfilled? No. Matthew 28:16-20 states, "However, the 11 disciples went to Galilee to the mountain where Jesus had arranged for them to meet. When they saw him, they did obeisance, but some doubted. Jesus approached and spoke to them, saying: 'All authority has been given me in heaven and on the earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.'"
Are you continuing this work that Jesus gave us, as a command to do? Are you teaching others about the #Kingdom of God, that will rid the earth of all death, pain, sorrow, and wickedness? May each of us is fortified to do God's will as Jesus commanded. Never would we want to take such a sacred event as the death and resurrection of Jesus, to participate in such pagan holidays as #Easter, which has nothing to do with the teachings of Almighty God or his precious Son, Jesus Christ.
A Very Special Event Will Occur, Will You Be There?
More than 2,000 years ago, Jesus gave his life as a ransom sacrifice for all mankind. Each year millions remember the memorial of Jesus death as a very special event. Over 20 million acknowledge and celebrate this vital occasion. Based on the calendar for 2021 the Memorial of Jesus’ death will be held on March 27th. At this fime additional information will be given in the future as to whether it will be held on Zoom virtually. Please continue to check the website for updates concerning all future meeting.
Why Is Love So Vital
When we demonstrate love toward our Heavenly Father, his son Jesus and each other, we start to fully comprehend what 1John 4:19,20 says, "We love him, because he first loved us. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God who he hath not seen?" After the sin of Adam and Eve, their children would now be born in sin with the inevitable torture of death. Jesus was there by his Father's side during the creation of man and woman. He knew God never intended for sickness or death to exist. Through Satan's misleading of these two humans, sin was introduced which would lead to death. Due to Jehovah's love and power, he knew that he would have to send his very best no matter what the cost. Our wonderful Lord willingly offered himself for sinful mankind to please his Heavenly Father. Jesus also loved his Heavenly Father's creation and was therefore willing to die on behalf of humans. We can put faith in this wonderful provision and have an opportunity for everlasting life. Truly, this is a quality that we cannot help but love and appreciate concerning Jesus.
What Was Jesus' Purpose For Coming to the Earth?
While on earth before Jesus was put to death by God's enemies, he proved what a majestic King he is. Jesus never took credit for the works of his Father. He directed attention to the fact that, Almighty God used him as an instrument to accomplish his will. Jesus beautifully expressed his purpose at John 5:36, "But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me." He never claimed to be God but imitated his Father perfectly, so that he could accomplish God's will. Jesus demonstrated his ability to be a mighty leader that would be able to heal the sick and raise the dead. Each one of his miracles performed while on earth proved that Jehovah had given, his son the ability to eventually bring the same type of conditions that exist in heaven also on earth. Through our faith in the blood Jesus shed on behalf of mankind, we will see the fulfillment of our prayer at Matthew 6:10, "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven." What a grand time this will be. These are just a few things that cause my admiration and appreciation to increase daily for Jesus and his Heavenly Father Jehovah.
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