Was Jesus Christ A Jew?

Was Jesus Christ a Jew? Several answers in the Bible tell us and history as well that the Redeemer Jesus Christ was not a Jew. Thus the answer is NO. If Jesus Christ was a Jew HE is another “Jesus” for sure.

To avoid a senseless discussion Jesus Christ is called “King of the Jews” by Pilate. True, but does that prove anything? Did Jesus Christ ever introduce Himself as a Jew? It also applies to the Samaritan woman at the well not knowing, thought Jesus Christ belonged to the Jews. 

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1/– Jesus Christ never introduced Himself as a Jew, 

2/– Humanly speaking, Jesus Christ was of the tribe of Judah and of the generation of David. Of course, so was His mother Mary and His guardian Joseph. The generation of David was a particular lineage in the House of Judah. Matthew 1 and Luke 1. Mary and Joseph had to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem to be taxed. 

  • Luke 2:4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he (=Joseph) was of the house and lineage of David)

3/– Matthew repeated what the prophets of God prophesied.

  • Matthew 2:23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He (=Jesus Christ) shall be called a Nazarene.

The word “nazar”, “nazarene”, in English means branch.

  • Jeremiah 33:15, In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.
  • Zechariah 6:12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD:

4/– Although born in Bethlehem, Jesus Christ was brought up in Nazareth. The events, miracles, and His preaching of His Ministry for the greater part were in Galilee. The times Jesus Christ was in Jerusalem was during Passover to fulfill the law. It was then when Lord Jesus threw the tables of the money changers upside down. The third time He suffered and died for our sin and is risen indeed on the third day.

Jesus Christ was first brought to Pilate but then to Herod. And why was that? Because Jesus Christ never was an inhabitant of Judea but of Galilee.

  • Luke 23:5-7 And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place. 6/ When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilæan. 7/ And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.

5/– In the time of Esther, the Medio-Persian empire had 127 different provinces. The provinces extended from Greece to India, from Turkey to the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean. That is quite an empire with a lot of different people. Everybody called themselves Jews. A great part of the people became Jews. All these people became mixed multitudes of different nationalities and perhaps races. Therefore it absolutely, nullifies that the Jews are a pure offspring of Abraham. It is nothing but a mixture.
Was the Blood of Jesus Christ mixed with that of other people? If that were so then the bloodline of Jesus Christ would not have been for 100% pure.

But the Blood of Jesus Christ that paid for our sin and saved us was 100% pure Blood. And because the Blood of Jesus Christ was and is still powerful it cannot be anything different than 100% pure Blood. The pure Blood shed on the cross is the pure Blood of the finished Work we can rest in. The 100% pure Blood that makes us righteous before God.

Truth through history. People who were not even Jews by birth became Jews because they were afraid. 

  • Esther 8:17 And in every province, and in because every city, whithersoever the king’s commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.

6/– Jesus Christ confronted the Jews. Matthew chapter 23 is the chapter of the woes.

  • Matthew 23:29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 
  • Matthew 23:31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
  • Matthew 23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell.

The Jews are not his sheep that’s why they don’t hear His voice. The reason why the Jews do not believe is not because of their unbelief. It is simply because that they are not His sheep, to begin with.

  • John 10:26  But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
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7/–If Jesus Christ was a Jew He would have had mixed blood. Jesus Christ from His mother’s side was of the pure blood of the line of David. Mary’s conception. Fully Man.

  • Hebrews 10:5  Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me.

Jesus Christ from His Father’s side was Divine, of pure blood and of incorruptible seed. Fully God.

  • Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

If Jesus Christ would have been born a Jew His Blood would have had no power at all. There would have been no salvation!

When Jesus Christ is the most important Person in our lives and our sin is paid for in full with His precious Blood, isn’t it equally important to know Who our Redeemer truly is?

When we want to praise and exalt the LORD isn’t this also one way to do this? Instead of holding on to the deception and propaganda of the Edomites (the modern Jews) that they are God’s people? And shouldn’t we stop identifying Jesus Christ as a Jew?

Do the roughly 17 million Jews in the world. qualify for the:

  • “many nations”, Genesis 17:4-5,
  • “into a multitude in the midst of the earth”, Genesis 48:16,
  • “a multitude of nations”, Genesis 48:19?

Isaiah 62:2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.

That new name we find in, 

Acts 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

Does it take the readers out of their comfort zone? It sure did me! But because of God’s never-ending faithfulness and an abundance of His grace, I am blessed.

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Jesus Christ a Jew?! No Way! No How!

Links to webpages for more detailed information.

Jesus Christ was not Jewish.

Was/Is Jesus Christ like the modern Jews who claim to be God’s Chosen People?

The Everlasting King!

The Child of Bethlehem: The Everlasting King Part 3 Biblical Meditation, To read Luke 1:26-33. John 19:17-22.

Luke 1:35 And He shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of His Kingdom there shall be no end.

The inscription above the cross relays the same message as the proclamation of the Birth of Christ. “Jesus is the King of the “Jews””!
One message on the cross is inscribed by Pilate; words of scorn. The other message at the time of the Birth of Jesus is proclaimed by the angel Gabriel; Saviour which is Christ the Lord, words of comfort and salvation. In both messages, God is pointing to His Child the Messianic King Who shall sit on the throne of David.

When we look at the inscription of Pilate in depth we must believe the words of Gabriel as did Mary. Faith only shows the glory of the Child of Bethlehem. The non-spiritual eye cannot see the royalty of the Child in the manger nor the Man of Sorrow on the cross.

Faith discerns the still hidden glory. The Messias, the Prince of Peace shall reveal the hidden glory, Who is promised to Israel, Abraham’s seed in the ancient days. This promise is fulfilled in Bethlehem where the Saviour comes into the world. A world that is full of guilt and shame. The Ruler over Israel shall be of the Root of David.

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

The Messias shall come as the Everlasting King of Righteousness. In the fullness of time, God’s Son was brought forth of a woman from the tribe of Judah. He shall rule in Zion, the city of David.

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The Messias shall come as the Everlasting King and Redeemer, at His Birth worshiped by the three wise men from the far East. “Jesus King of the “Jews”” * (see footnote and link) the words Pilate wrote. But Christ Jesus shall return and will be the Everlasting King to all kindreds, people, and nations. He shall sit on the throne of David.

The inscription on the cross was written in three languages. The little town of Bethlehem was to be known throughout the world. Meanwhile, the glory of the Kingdom remained hidden. He walked among us but remained incognito. His Life between the manger and the cross was without any glory and splendor. The way through this world went deep and caused loneliness and disruption. In the end, the mocking words remained on the cross.

The inscription indeed remained. It could not be changed. What Pilate had written, he had written according to God’s instruction, What the angel Gabriel proclaimed was spoken by God. That’s why Pilate only could acknowledge in writing what the messenger announced and foretold. The Lord GOD will give Him the throne of David and the Anointed shall be King over the House of Jacob forever.

He was promised and expected ages ahead of time. Angels sang to his glory. The prophets prophesied, about Him with delight. The Everlasting King would come in righteousness. His glorious rule was proclaimed in powerful words. And to His Kingdom shall be no end.

How blessed for Mary. The angel Gabriel spoke to her familiar words. Didn’t David, the man after God’s heart, already have the promise that his kingdom would be an Everlasting Kingdom?

This promise derived from David’s Kingdom is the deep and rich fulfillment in Him. The throne of David shall have more than earthly splendor. The eternal contours shall give their brilliance worldwide. The angels from heaven shall sing peace on earth. The LORD shall judge in righteousness. The Anointed shall heal the brokenhearted, and proclaim liberty to them that are bruised. To the poor, He will preach salvation. He shall rule with justice, wisdom and, meekness.

The Kingdom of Heaven, to all nations according to the promise given to Abraham and ordained by the Father of Christ. A wonderful Kingdom. For it is the Kingdom of the Son of God. A Kingdom full of God’s Love!
The Child of Bethlehem, Jesus Christ, is Precious in the eyes the of Father, has also become precious in the eyes of His children.

The Israelites and all nations are looking forward to the re-building of the Kingdom of Heaven of the Everlasting King!

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  • footnote and link to “Jew”
  • In the Old Testament, the word “Jew” ought to be read as Judahite which were the Israelites of the tribe of Judah.
  • In the New Testament, the word “Jew” ought to be read as Judean which were the Israelites also of the tribe of Judah and they were living in the Roman province of Judea.
  • link: The Judeans
  • 2nd link: Jesus was not a Jew

 

To be continued part 4 The Only Saviour

Previous part 3 The Only High Priest

Remember The LORD Thy God

Followers, the best wishes for a good and healthy New Year.

A wonderful and all-embracing promise for this first day of the New Year in Joshua 1:9.

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The Old Year has passed with its dark days, its fearful hours having its sorrows and disappointments. The year of the corona-virus and its outbreak that started in China the year before. The coronavirus that caused the passing away of loved ones and friends.

Today, we are heading into an unknown future. Just like Joshua, who had to lead the Hebrew people into Canaan Land. The walls barricading Jericho were high, and the gates were closed. He did not know what he was up against.

“Be not afraid the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest”. In Jesus Christ, this LORD thy God is our LORD thy God.

The eternal faithfulness will remain with God’s children beyond the shadow of a doubt. As Joshua led the Hebrew people into Canaan Land despite the barricading walls. So will Jesus Christ lead us into the Heavenly Canaan Land. The Heavenly Canaan Land where the many mansions of the Father are.

All the children of the Most High can enter this New Year unknown to us with the All-Knowing God. Verily, not one of the words will be lost God once spoke to Joshua. Let us learn to wait for the Saviour.

The Waiting on Jesus Christ is more than worth it to be in the everlasting Presence of the Saviour. Either by God taking His children Home or with the Second Coming of the LORD.

The moment the soul leaves the body it is too late to reconsider. When we change the temporary for eternity the time has stopped running. When we are not saved we are living in borrowed time.

Where will the non-believers be? Where will the “Christians” be with their corrupt bible versions? Revelation 20:14-15

Jesus Christ, The Saviour, Do you know Him?

Jesus Christ, The Only Way To Salvation!

The Only High Priest

The Child of Bethlehem: Part 2 The Only High Priest.
Biblical Meditation: 1Samuel 2:27 And there came a man of God unto Eli, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Did I plainly appear unto the house of thy father, when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh’s house?

to read: Hebrews 2:10-18

Hebrews 2:17 Wherefore in all things it behoved Him to be made like unto His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people

Not only as the Highest Prophet but also as the Only High Priest is the coming of the Child of Bethlehem foretold. By the service in the tabernacle and in the temple, His Priesthood is high lighted in the liturgy of the Day of the Holy Convocation. But also the Promise is foretold in the Psalms and by the Prophets. A star is shining above the generation of the priesthood of Eli; a star of Messianic Hope:

1Samuel 2:35 And I will raise me up a faithful Priest, That shall do according to that which is in Mine heart and in My mind: and I will build him a sure house; 

There is no question at all Who this is and Who has fulfilled the Word of Promise.

By the Birth of Christ, God did raise a faithful Priest. He performed everything that was in the Heart of God. He fulfilled all the Will of the Father. That is why a sure house was built. It is His eternal Priesthood after the order of Melchisedec.

A prophetic word –full of expectation– is reflecting that the apostle Paul is describing in verse 17 of Hebrews 2. The apostle shows here crystal clear the heavenly Priesthood of Jesus Christ. As a Priest, He outshines the priest Eli. Also, the priesthood of Aaron is losing its brilliance by the glory of the Child of Bethlehem. This unique Priesthood is hidden in His manger,

Hebrews 5:5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.

  • Psalms 2:2 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

The Son left all the glory of the Father to become Man to dwell with mankind. God manifested in the flesh that is God’s mystery of godliness and devotion. He Who was worshiped by angels, humbled Himself to be among brethren, to be equal to them. The Son took part in our life by His death to re-gain power over our death and to dethrone the devil over the grave. The Son became our flesh and blood to deliver us. To deliver us who were in bondage of sin and death.

The Son was not ashamed to call us His brethren. Although He had all the reason not to do so. Because who are we Who is sanctifying us in His Priesthood? For whom did the Son want to do the Work of the Father? For mankind whose life is broken and marked by sin. Mankind, we who are the cause of our death and do deserve it. Didn’t we turn away from God to accept the lie of the father of lies from the beginning?

For us did hide the Child of Bethlehem the divine luster. His divine luster in exchange for the world’s dullness of the sinful and gloomiest life of mankind.

For –oh deep mystery!- the High Priest was sent to us by God. To us who are full of guilt and shame. God’s goodwill and grace toward mankind.

  • That is why as God’s Prophet He came to us to reveal God’s deliverance.
  • That is why as God’s High Priest He came to search for us to be a Sacrifice, to save us.

It included from the very beginning all the catastrophic consequences that were related to Him. He fully submitted and unconditionally surrendered in total devotion to the Will of the Father. The High Priest was not in search of glory to perform this Heavenly Priesthood. He was called by Him Who spoke:

  • Hebrews 5:6 Thou art a Priest forever after the order of Melchisedec.
  • Hebrews 7:17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

At the same time, this heavy burden was carried by an unfathomable Love for His brethren. and atonement of sin.

It was a wonderful and yet difficult task for the high priest. He was called to reconcile for the people! He alone was to approach God to make to Him the blood atonement in the inner Sanctuary. The priest had to perform a difficult task to repair the relationship with God. He was not allowed to deviate those things that were important to God to obtain peace and blessing.

This all-enfolding service of the high priest reached into the heart of God. For in this service of atonement the work he did came from the heart of God. This mystery was the warranty and the power for atonement. Therefore only the high priest was allowed to bring the blood behind the veil, to light the incense, and to return with God’s blessing. From the heart of God, he also had to be faithful to the very end as he was obligated from this fountain of eternal love to show mercy during his service.

Wasn’t the earthly priesthood of sacrifice, prayer, blessing, and atonement a prophetic symbolism of Christ as the High Priest?

  • Christ, as the High Priest Who would come indeed for the atonement of sin.
  • Christ, as the High Priest Who came to prepare Himself as a Sacrifice to leave the earthly priesthood of Aaron forever far behind Him.
  • Christ, the High Priest Who received from the Father the covenant of the everlasting and incorruptible Priesthood to the order of Melchisedec.

That is why the High priest can fully sanctify us so that we by Him can go to the Father. This High Priest we need Who can have compassion with our weaknesses because He was in all things equal to us but without sin.
God placed this High Priest in the manger near our feet.
The High Priest showed mercy and was moved with inner compassion to lost sinners. The High Priest fulfilled His service with a never-ending Love of His tempted brethren.

What else can we do then to hold on to the confession of this High Priest? Let us go daily to the manger; that He may help us to receive mercy and find grace; that He may help us in our guilt and shame in our sorrow and temptation; that He may grant us grace in our lives and in our passing on.

To be justified by God, there is no way we can do without the High Priest.

But this High Priest is all we need for now and forever!

to be continued part 3 The Everlasting King.

Previous part 1 The Highest Prophet

The Highest Prophet

The Child of Bethlehem: Part 2 The Highest Prophet. Biblical Meditation. To read: Deuteronomy 5:22-28 and 18:15-18.

Deuteronomy 18:15  The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto Him ye shall hearken;   

When God made His covenant with His people Israel and gave His Law, Moses received a Promise. During this powerful event on the foot of Mount Sinai, the people were full of trembling to hear the awe-inspiring voice of God. The people did not dare to listen. They asked Moses to be their mediator.

Deuteronomy 5:27 Go thou near, and hear all that the LORD our God shall say: and speak thou unto us all that the LORD our God shall speak unto thee; and we will hear it, and do it. 

This vocation as a prophet to receive the word of God and to deliver the word of God to the people Moses did fulfill this task faithfully for many years. It is all now coming to an end as Moses will be relieved of his vocation. Who will now deliver the will of God to the people? Will the LORD keep silent now Moses does not speak anymore?

At this time just before his passing on Moses, the man of God delivers the mystery to the people. The mystery of the Awaiting that was hidden in the unparalleled house of Moses. And just this mystery that Moses kept as the most precious treasure for many years is now revealed. The most precious treasure was the empowerment for Moses to perform in his house as a mediator. The empowerment has given him encouragement and hope while he released the rod of God from his hands.

We do not need to ask Who is hidden in this title. Isn’t Christ the highest Prophet Who would come into this world? Especially concerning the prophecy of the Bible verse, it becomes crystal clear that His Life’s Work as the apostle Paul is saying:

Hebrews 3:3 For this Man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He Who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.

The life and the house of Moses are a typology, a representation of Christ. Moses was called by God to a task that is very different than of any other prophet. Moses delivered the Hebrew people out of bondage taught and lead the people through the desert. Moses who received God’s Law, Moses the warrior, the advocate, the mediator was as a servant of God a meek man toward the stiff-necked and always complaining people. The man of God who carried God’s Name in his heart and was focused on the well-being of the people.

That’s why Moses was able to say that God was to raise a Prophet “like unto me.” To the house of Moses, the image of Christ is exalted.

 At the same time, we understand that the truth exceeds the shadow. In the light of Christ, the luster of Moses becomes dull. The highest Prophet, after all, descended from God Himself.

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The highest Prophet knew the truth of God by what He had seen and heard from the Father as the only begotten Son of God. He has accepted and fulfilled the will of the Father. As the only begotten Son He made known the Way and the Truth.

Moses knew God and, the Hebrew people knew Moses as their brother who approached God in their name prayed for them when they were murmuring and disobedient. Israel needed Moses as their mediator. But we sure do need a Prophet as did Israel.

HE Who was moved with compassion about those that were lost.
HE Who was meek and lowly at heart.
HE Who has taken defamation and scorn.
In Him was abuse and scorn of all the prophets fulfilled. Knowing this all nonetheless He went this way to become equal to his brethren.

Matthew 18:33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?

Mark 6:34  And Jesus, when He came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and He began to teach them many things.

The highest Prophet called by God to be in amid of His brethren whose flesh and blood He took on.

This Prophet to Whom we can go to with all the needs for our soul.
This Prophet in Whom we can rest from our heavy burden.
This Prophet from Whom we may receive the words of the new- and everlasting Life.
This Prophet Who is our only Mediator and Advocate to the Father.

Matthew 11:29 Take My yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

  • Jeremiah 6:16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

This is the Prophet given unto us by God Himself. But by the words of Moses to God our prayers and thoughts go much higher than the top of Mount Sinai and Mount Nebo. Our words climb, all the way up to Heaven for the highest Prophet is called. And, from where He came to make known the Name of the LORD. God Who has once spoken through Moses and the prophets in many ways and many times has now -in these Last Days!- spoken through the Son. In Him God’s will of deliverance is made known to mankind who do not know- or do not desire to know- the Way of God.

Nobody of the Hebrew people did ask for Moses! However, God sent Moses out of His free will to deliver Israel from the Egyptian bondage. Nobody did or does ask for the Child of Bethlehem. God did send Him for the deliverance of mankind.

How much then are we called to listen to the Voice of the Prophet speaking of Life- and Love Everlasting. And Moses says emphatically: 

–unto Him ye shall hearken” Deuteronomy 18:15.

Lord Jesus did not come to be worshiped. HE came to be heard. Lord Jesus was not a servant but the highest Prophet Who came to serve.

Our voices are silenced for His gentle Voice is speaking of salvation by grace.

To be continued 2 The Child of Bethlehem: The Only High Priest.

God’s Judgment as a Remembrance.

In several parts of the world, the Covid-19 is popping up again. The contamination is increasing. The number of people that catch the coronavirus is rising. People are frightened. Governments again did put stricter rules and measures into place to suppress the virus. New lockdowns for cafes and restaurants will be at least for the coming four weeks. Face masks are mandatory in grocery stores, shops, and other public buildings. Regular medical care in hospitals again is put on the back burner.

“Together we can do it. When vaccinations become available we will have the coronavirus under control”.

The world has not gone mad. No, it is the humanity in the world that has gone mad. The apostasy of the gay- parades, the carnivals, the drugs and alcohol, the discos, the idolatry, the same gender marriages, the transgenders, and many other wicked matters in life that have the power over the majority. The power of familiar spirits.

But aren’t we forgetting that the Almighty God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth has everything under His control? Did it ever occur to us that God not only allows the corona pandemic to happen? But that HE has caused the pandemic to happen. As a warning, a warning to take a step back and to come to our senses?

 2Samuel 24:15  So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even to Beer–sheba seventy thousand men.

Ezekiel 28:23 For I will send into her pestilence, and blood into her streets; and the wounded shall be judged in the midst of her by the sword upon her on every side; and they shall know that I am the LORD.

2Chronicles 21:14 Behold, with a great plague will the LORD smite thy people, and thy children, and thy wives, and all thy goods:

Pandemics have happened before, We think about the Spanish flu of 1918/ 1919. The virus has been roaming around until the late fifties of the last century. And still nobody knows exactly how it all started.

Jude 1:5-7 The Apostle Jude is writing in his epistle to believers and he is reminding them, the life of sin they once lived. They also were disobedient to God.

  • 5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. 
  •  6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. 
  • 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

In verse 5 Jude is referring to the story of Numbers 13.

  • The Israelites did not believe God that they could enter the Land flowing of milk and honey. Ten spies said they could not enter the Promised Land. (Numbers 13:31, 32)
  • Caleb said they could enter the Promised Land. (Numbers 13:30)
  • Unbelief versus belief. Of all the Hebrew people who left Egypt, only Joshua and Caleb entered the Promised Land.
  • In Numbers 14:20 God was going the smite the people with pestilence.
  • In verse 21 Moses is pleading with God. Moses in this event is a representation of Christ as a mediator.

In verse 6 Jude is referring to the fallen angels, the sons of God. Part of the angels followed satan and left their first estate.

  • 2Peter 2:4. For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.

In verse 7 Jude is referring to the wicked people in Sodom and Gomorrah. All the people died, except for Lot and his family. God consumed the cities with fire and brimstone.

  •  Genesis 19:23-25  The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. 
  • 24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 
  • 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
  • The story is in Genesis 19.

When God through His grace pulled you away from a false religion don’t take a part of that belief or anything tangible with you. Leave everything behind. It is a representation of Lot’s wife looking back. Genesis 19:26. Yes, also that rosary chain that you think is so pretty. It will destroy your soul. That cross is empty, the sin is paid for with the Blood of the Saviour. Jesus Christ is now at the Right Hand of the Father.

That modern bible version, get rid of that book. The dirt of God’s adversary is smeared all over the pure Word of God. And it is heavy poison to the soul.

God does everything by the Book. What happened in Biblical times also applies to us in the present time and for the time to come.

The Holy Ghost is pointing us to God’s Word. The Holy Ghost is pointing us to an angry God and His judgments. upon this earth. There are several clear examples in the Bible. For now, all His judgments are to warn us.

The Holy Ghost is reminding us of Jesus Christ the only Redeemer. Jesus Christ Who took our sin upon Him, The fierce anger of the Father, like a fire, it all came down upon the Saviour. The Saviour consumed the wrath of God. All our sins were consumed by the Saviour. It was the only way to make us free from sin and to stand justified before the Holy God.

The true Bible believer, the believer in Christ recognizes these judgments. The non-believers, those who mock God do not recognize the judgments because they don’t understand God. They don’t know Who the Almighty God is and what He stands for. That is because they don’t have the Holy Spirit dwelling within. HE is the Spirit of Truth.

The non-believers pushed God to the very edge of society. The fools don’t want the Most High to reign over them. They don’t want God’s grace by His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ. They want no salvation.

God’s judgments are terrible and beyond words. God’s grace is a joy beyond measure.

Flee, oh flee to the foot of the cross, the cross of Golgotha. Jesus Christ paid for our sin with the shedding of His precious Blood and regained the power over the grave with His death.

Ask on the foot of the cross for the forgiveness of sin and bring anyone with you who also needs salvation. God will reject no one. You shall be fully protected.

Psalms 91:3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

Psalms 91:10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

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Psalms 91:4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

The I Am That I Am came and HE became one of us.

The following are the words of a dear friend of mine and a brother IN Christ JoshFX.

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Once we are Born Again, and are then ‘IN‘ Christ Jesus, ALL our prayers, and intersession between us here on Earth, and The Throne Room of The Almighty, where Christ sits, at the Right Hand of The Father, interceding on our behalf…are presented in the way, and manner, in which we are expected to communicate our needs. This is one of the reasons that Believers close their Prayer requests with, “In The Name of Jesus….”

We have to always keep in mind, that JESUS is now our ALL…. and our….EVERYTHING….

  • HE is now our Healer.
  • HE is now our Provider.
  • HE is now our High Priest.
  • HE is not just our Saviour, but also…our LORD.
  • In HIM is found, for The Believer, The Fullness of The Godhead. ‘HE‘ is The Way, The Life, and The TRUTH.
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I rejoice ‘IN‘ my Saviour every day….and call out loud…

 Thank YOU Jesus, for YOUR Atoning Blood. Amen.

Jesus Christ, The Only Way tho Salvation

Jesus Christ, the Only Way to Salvation!

WHY LORD JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY TO SALVATION?

–Romans 3:10-12 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.”  12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

WHY DO WE NEED SALVATION?

–Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

HOW DOES GOD PROVIDE SALVATION?

–Romans 5:8 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

HOW DO WE RECEIVE SALVATION?

Romans 10:9,10  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. —Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

THE RESULT OF SALVATION!

Romans 8:1  There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. —Romans 8:38,39 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. —Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

THE HOLY SPIRIT.

2Corinthians 1:21,22 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; 22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

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We can not point people to Christ without quoting Scripture. We only can be saved by the incorruptible Word of God. When the seed is corrupt, the salvation is corrupt. Without the Bible, no one can turn to Christ but they only end up with an ideology

  • 2Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
  • 1John 1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

Lord Jesus Christ is the God of the Old Testament is the I AM, THAT I AM. Lord Jesus Christ is the Same Person Who fulfilled the Law, the Ten Commandments, He once gave to Moses on Mount Sinai. Lord Jesus Christ while among us is fully God and fully Man. “I am the LORD that is my name” (Isaiah 42:8)

O wonderful Mystery of God beyond words!

The Illuminati, the Initiates & the Masses

The Illuminati: (controlled by satan) They work behind the scenes, the illuminated ones. They are the world rulers. They are working out secret- and evil plans. They are the global elite also known as the Deep State. They are the pushers for the New World Order.

The Initiates: (non-governmental organizations, politicians, MSM) They work in various groups and are not given the true insight of the plan. They are the puppets on a string. They actually, do not know what their superiors are up to.

The Masses:  (the people) They are being manipulated by the plan. The Deep State is orchestrating all events in the world. They, the greater part of mankind does not realize this.

Two current worldwide affairs, First, the corona pandemic. One rule is to keep a social distance of 6 feet or 1 meter 50. Second, worldwide looting and riots are going on. The streets in the major cities across America and worldwide are occupied with thugs. The reason for this was the death of George Floyd.

It seems the toxicology report that Floyd was on a variety of drugs. This showed in his blood. However, was the policeman in his right mind at that moment? When he would have kept himself more under control he would not have been in the trouble he is in now.

To be under the control of drugs will not do anyone or society any good.
That bad habit goes from worse to go fatal. But that does not mean the policeman could hold his knee on the neck of the man. Two wrongs do not make a right. The reason for this all was Floyd bought some coffee. He wanted to pay the coffee with a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill. The storekeeper called the police. That was his right. But was it all worth it?

The evil spirit behind the Abolitionist Movement was perhaps waiting for a reason like this to happen and jumped right on it. Result worldwide looting and riots.

This movement needs financial support. Only the wealthy can donate money of their riches. But they want something in return. And they tell the movement what they want them to do.

The Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement hires and pays black- and maybe white people to do the looting and the riots.

But, I still believe there are good white and black policemen. Good and bad people are among white and black people. Good or bad has nothing to do with race but has everything to do with the character of a person.

THE BIBLE

God does everything by the Book. Lord Jesus is saying “It is written” What happened in Biblical times also applies to the present time and the time to come. Don’t be mistaken only the God of the Bible is above all gods. Only He is the Creator of Heaven and earth.

1Chronicles 16:25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.

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God allows all evil to happen in the world until the evil has reached its fullness. Just to see who is on His side and who is not. The Eternal One also knows who will be- and who will be not on his side. At His time He will intervene and take charge.

Ezekiel 7:9 And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that smiteth. Ezekiel 6:7 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

He Who is the LORD pours out His wrath unto this world.

Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.  Colossians 3:6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

Everybody who belongs to Lord Jesus and to Him alone will through grace be spared from God’s wrath.

Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come. John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him

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https://myflorals.wordpress.com/2020/03/15/how-to-be-saved/

Three Words & Three Days

–John 18:4 “Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon Him, went forth,  and said unto them: “Whom seek ye?” 

–Genesis 3:9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, “Where art thou?”

Three words Lord Jesus Christ spoke to the officers of the high priest and the pharisees “Whom seek ye?” Three words God spoke to Adam“Where art thou?” The three words spoken in the Garden of Olives are the three following up words spoken in the Garden of Eden. After three days Lord Jesus Christ is risen indeed.

“Where Art Thou?”

As soon as Adam and Eve had eaten the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil absolutely forbidden by God their eyes were opened. They felt guilt and fear and they made themselves aprons of fig leaves for they were ashamed. When the LORD called out to Adam “Where art thou?” Adam tried to hide for His Creator. Sin and death came into this world by the first Adam. God’s own, the man turned against Him by disobeying Him, and therefore man was now under the control of satan.

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“Whom Seek ye?”

A second Adam came, God’s Son, the Christ, Who would fulfill and finish God’s Law to bruise satan’s head. After Lord Jesus had ended the Prayer to the Father, John 17.

He and His disciples went to Kidron Valley and in the Garden Lord Jesus saw the officers of the high priests and the Pharisees with torches and weapons. Although Jesus knew what was going to happen to Him yet He stepped forward and asked: “Whom seek ye?” They said they were looking for Jesus of Nazareth, “I am He, let these go their way.”  With these words Jesus Christ fulfilled the Words, He has spoken in the Prayer to the Father: “those that Thou gavest Me I have kept and none of them is lost”. John 17:12

Adam in the wonderful Garden of Eden was not able to resist the devil and believed satan’s  lies. Lord Jesus without food in the wilderness forty days and forty nights did resist the devil, the father of lies and He said: in Matthew 4:10 “Get thee hence satan”   The devil tried to tempt  Christ three times.  The Saviour did not fall.

Eat from the Tree of Life

The Second Adam, Christ completely fulfilled and finished  with His precious Blood the Law of the Father on the cursed tree of Golgotha, destroying satan’s work; like satan once destroyed God’s Work in the Garden of Eden. God obtained His own that once belonged to Him. Although satan’s work is totally destroyed  it seems that mankind does not know what it means, this wonderful Blessedness and Salvation by grace. Science, politicians, non-governmental organizations, and multi-nationals are still enjoying the fruit of the tree of good and evil. That means manipulating God’s Truth and leaving out the very essentials. Still holding on to the evolution theory bringing forth old eastern religions and New Age based upon works, tradition, rituals, and witchcraft. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil cannot make fruit; it is a tree of death and destruction. The Tree of Life is the Fruit. Christ the Saviour is meant with the Tree of Life; only He can restore life because He IS Life.

God’s first act of grace: —Genesis 3:17 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

“Where art thou?” a question that makes us shiver. It means separated from the LORD and condemnation of death.

“Whom seek ye?” a question for us to rejoice, Life in the Presence of the Saviour; Life Everlasting.

The Third Day

Matthew 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

The process of and how it all happened during the week of Passover, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection.

Monday:

  • In the course of the day: The disciples made preparation in an upper room to celebrate the Seder (Passover). Mark 14: 12,13 12/ And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover? 13/ And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them,
  • In the evening: celebrating Seder (The Last Supper) Mark 14:22-24 And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. 23/ And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. 24/ And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.
  • After that the Prayer to the Father in Gethsemane (oil press) John Chapter 17 /verse 17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
  • Arrest in Kidron Valley. John  18:4,5 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye? 5/ They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he.

Tuesday:

  • Very early in the morning, the Sanhedrin went to Pilate for him to administer a trial for Lord Jesus. Mark 15:1. And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate.
  • The Sanhedrin had to go to Herod with Lord Jesus as Pilate concluded it was Herod’s jurisdiction Luke 23:7,8. 7 And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time. 8/ And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.
  • Then back to Pilate Luke 23:11. And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.
  • At noon Pilate spoke these words “Behold your King” John 19:14.

Wednesday:

  • 9 AM Crucifixion Mark 15:25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him
  • NOON Darkness Mark 15:33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
  • 3 AM “It is Finished” (the ninth hour). Preparing of a lamb. John 19:33. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs

In the evening possibly already after sunset and according to Jewish concepts (when I am correct) a new day, the day for the Feast, the funeral took place, Christ was buried in the sepulcher of Joseph of Arimathea.

Thursday: Expansion of the guard Matthew 27:62-66 Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, 63/ Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. 64/ Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first. 65/ Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can. 66/ So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch..

Friday:Passover Feast,

Saturday: Lord Jesus died on the fourteenth of the first month, (our month of April) the day before the annual 15th sabbath. Giving this day an extra dimension.

  • Leviticus 23: 6,7 6 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD’S Passover. 7 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.

The word Easter occurs in the King James. The King James translators knew that the word Easter was the only way to reconcile this passage. 

Acts 12:4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

Every place in NT the Pascha is translated into Passover. In this case, it is an exception because the reason why it could not be translated into Passover is because the Passover already had passed over and it were the days of unleavened bread. It was the day following and Herod did not want to wait another year to get Peter killed. He was waiting for the day of Ishtar the queen of heaven.

If Pascha would have been translated into Passover instead of Easter it would have given a contradiction.

“Lent” , “Ash Wednesday” is false teaching as well as “Good Friday” This is the day Jesus Christ is supposed have died on the cross. None of this is in the Bible.

Folks, read the Bible.