Tuesday, January 12, 2016

One Way only

While we are living in a world of chaos and social unrest as we know it, it will become more so.  If you are a Christ follower you will see more and more intolerance towards your faith.  You will see brutality as they have in other countries. 

"Every day we are given the opportunity to be made new in Christ, not by our might but by our surrender." - Lara Casey || Click to read the full devotion.:

There is only one way, it's Jesus.  He is the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Jesus.  One way, NOT MANY WAYS! 
Jesus told him, “I am the Way—yes, and the Truth and the Life. No one can get to the Father except by means of me.
And this is the way to have eternal life—by knowing you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth!
One of the soldiers standing there struck Jesus with his fist. “Is that the way to answer the High Priest?” he demanded.
You seem so gullible: you believe whatever anyone tells you even if he is preaching about another Jesus than the one we preach, or a different spirit than the Holy Spirit you received, or shows you a different way to be saved. You swallow it all.

1 Thessalonians 1King James Version (KJV)
Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.
So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.
For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.
For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;
10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

For you [who are born-again have been reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified and] are all children of God [set apart for His purpose with full rights and privileges] through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ [into a spiritual union with the Christ, the Anointed] have clothed yourselves with Christ [that is, you have taken on His characteristics and values]. There is [now no distinction in regard to salvation] neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you [who believe] are all one in Christ Jesus [no one can claim a spiritual superiority].
Galatians 3:26-28 AMP

The Pope of the Catholic church is wrong, so very and dangerously wrong.  It's not what the Word of God says, not even what the Catholic Bible says.  It is about love, but we are to bring the truth of God to the ends of the earth, not accept others beliefs as ours as well.  There is a difference.  We serve a mighty God!  We serve a God of truth and love, we serve a God that deems us righteous and redeemed.  We don't have to worship many gods, we just need to worship one God, the Triune.  God the Father, send Jesus His Son, and the Holy Spirit who is the comforter. 

Preach the Word. Never be ashamed to say what it really says. Why should we be? The world hates God so naturally it will hate those of us who stand for Him. Don't be pushy about speaking God's truth but don't let anyone's hatred shut you up or scare you off. If someone doesn't want to hear what you have to say, don't fight with them or insult them, just walk away.: So, why would you want to follow "this" Jesus?  Because being a Christian is more than following a person, it's following God who created the universe.  It's about falling in love with God the Father, His Son Jesus he sent to this world through the womb of a young girl who believed that God had sent him.  This Father is not like a father who is abusive, says things that should never have entered his mind or came out of his mouth.  This is a Father that is loving and kind, shows us that though obedience to Him and faith in Him that we are special and loved.  We only have to believe and live like we believe in Him.  The devil wants you to believe the lies that this man is saying, but they are lies.  Every single word that comes from his mouth has been a lie.  For many years each denomination has stayed strong and they have kept the Word of God, then it shattered like a million shards on the floor, everyone picked up something but that mirror will never come back together because man has perverted it.  Chipped away at it. 

Something I wish we're framed and hanging in my room so I could wake up everyday and remember why I love God and why he loves me. Follow God.: Many who are Christians don't feel loved by God.  Are you that way?  Why?  Sometimes it's our past that stops us from believing that we can be loved by God.  Maybe we didn't have that with a dad, but this DADDY Abba is better.  Oh the Love of the Father. 

Why should you believe in Jesus?  Because He is the only way to Heaven?  Yep, that's one of the reasons.  Look, you were created to worship.  Doesn't music move you?  That is the Lord's doing!  Do you ever wonder if you will fit in?  That too is the Lord's doing.  He didn't, he still doesn't, every nation seems to want to harm him.  We are to be separated from the world, we are to live separated from sin.  We are to think not as the world thinks and believes but as God does. 

Every where you turn today, Christianity is reduced, told that they don't matter, their words are man's words and not God's Everlasting Word.  Other religions have more of a stand than we do.  It's perforating our schools, our media, our lives.  But we need to stand as God Followers, Believers in the Lord Jesus.  The Truth will set us free.  Sound Radical? Maybe a bit, but life changing - YES!

Have you ever wondered why some folks get called "Jesus Freaks"? This 1-minute devotion encourages us to gain a reputation as a Jesus freak because of our extreme faith.:  Just as others are radical for their faith, we should be louder, bolder, and livelier than they are, not killing others because of their lack to believe, but loving others into what Jesus believes.  Why would you stand so bold?  Why would you shout to the world that you are a Jesus Freak?  I will because I am passionate about what Jesus has done for me!  Crazy for the fact that HE went to the cross for me and I want to change the world with this.  I believe because HE set me free. 

Come!  Let us adore Jesus. 

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