“We’re living in a day in time where being politically correct is popular. Let me turn that around again. Were living in a day in time where everybody is saying the name God but nobody wants to say the name Jesus! We don’t want to offend the Muslims, we don’t want to offend the Jews, we don’t want to offend the Arabs, & so therefore we crucify him a flesh! But I want you to know that there will come a time when every Muslim, when every Buddhist, when every Jew will have to get down on their knees and have to confess that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow. For I want every blood washed believer to not wait until then and if you’ve ever gone through something you know right here that there’s something about the name Jesus” Inspired by Kirk Franklin & The Rance Allen group
God is our creator, maker, protector, guide, disciplinary, day maker, night maker that brings the light to the new day, breaths we take, voice, ultimately our father, our everything else and more in between!
But who is Jesus?
Some will say just a man, some will say their lord and savior, some will say the son of man, and some will sadly say he’s not real!
What do I say?
I say Jesus is our eternal life, our peace in a storm, our knowing it’s going to get better, our reason to love others through their brokenness realizing ours through Christ is forgiven too! Meaning no matter what I do on this earth if I don’t know Christ my works will count for nothing. Because if you’re not doing things through Christ who gives you strength then who are you doing them through? People might say “I’m doing this”. To me that’s only a statement of self being able to do something that’s allowed by God, so yes you’re doing it but does it really count?
Jesus came and did what he said he was going to do! We fight over his purpose why he came, if he’s real, if he was just a man or the son of God, if you need to believe in him to get go to Heaven, and if he is Black or white. We are all divided and can’t come to a united decision on how we receive our way into Heaven!
“Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I have come to divide people against each other! From now on families will be split apart, three in favor of me, and two against—or two in favor and three against. ‘Father will be divided against son and son against father; mother against daughter and daughter against mother; and mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.’ ” Then Jesus turned to the crowd and said, “When you see clouds beginning to form in the west, you say, ‘Here comes a shower.’ And you are right. When the south wind blows, you say, ‘Today will be a scorcher.’ And it is. You fools! You know how to interpret the weather signs of the earth and sky, but you don’t know how to interpret the present times. “Why can’t you decide for yourselves what is right?” Luke 12:51-57 NLT
“Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures. The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”
John 10:9-10 NLT
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going.”” John 14:1-4 NLT
“Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”
John 14:6 NLT
In my mind God being all knowing knew that some would believe and some just wouldn’t, so Jesus knowing that came to cause division to fulfill the prophecy. You might ask why would he divide families and people? Why couldn’t he just bring us all together?
I say Free will for you and I to choose what we want to believe in because of the sin in this world that he conquered, so through him we are forgiven, our sins are no more and we can still can have life in full!
What if I don’t believe but I’m a good person, do I still go to Heaven?
Reading the words that have been here before all of our time on this earth no matter how old you are(The Bible). I ask you, If we are flipping a coin for something and you call heads then you are expected to win if it lands on heads, so knowing that what do you do if the coin lands on tails ? You either accept the loss because you played the game knowing what could happen or you ask for double or nothing bet, so now you have to wage more and more for a chance to win.
It’s like this, we tend to always want to be right so we are willing to bet something to be sure of it! Choosing Christ to be your savior and knowing you’re forgiven through his works and not your own is like you flipped that coin and even though it landed on tails this time God is going to give you chance after chance until you win.
I’ve had a deep connection since I was a child that kept pulling me closer to God and Christ, so I’m now encouraged to say really choosing Christ from the depths of your soul to be your savior no matter how broken you or others think you are, knowing that he came to abolish sin because the enemy is alive and always seeking to devour whoever he can, knowing that we all really do fall short of the glory and just have a sinful nature so we need to be saved from eternal suffering then the devil can’t take your promised Heaven away!!! Every new believer can say that when they really decided to accept Christ as their Lord and savior then life got harder because the enemy now is using all his tricks and schemes to make your earthly life a Living Hell because he knows the Bible better than we all do! If we are saved that doesn’t stop us from going through attacks, battles, test and most of the time we give the enemy a foot hold and the Bible tells to not give the enemy a foothold, but if you do give the enemy a foothold into your situations you get out of it by trusting that God got you and is with you. Now you just can’t do nothing and expect God to always have you!!! You have to do what you can do and trust that God is going to see you through!!
“But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?”
James 2:20 NKJV
“Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect?”
James 2:22 NKJV
As you can tell I’m a Christian and I honestly do believe I’m not apart of a religion because Salvation is a gift! Not one religion can say they are better than another in God’s eyes especially if they don’t become new creations in Christ but once you become a new creation in Christ you step into life’s fullness! If we look at the word as our truth, then from my eyes God has created YOU reading this to be created in his image, you’re created in the image of God himself! He created you to be a little less lower than an angel and crowned you with glory and honor. Meaning you’re a King or a Queen and raising Princes and princesses to step into their Kingdom one day! You’re also a god, wait what? Yes a god you are a child of the one and only God!
“Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.” So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”
Genesis 1:26-27 NLT
“Yet for a little while you made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.”
Hebrews 2:7 NLT
“I say, ‘You are gods; you are all children of the Most High. But you will die like mere mortals and fall like every other ruler.’”
Psalms 82:6-7 NLT
Wrapping it up
Whether you believe in Christianity or not you feel something deeper than your flesh! You gain strength from somewhere when your flesh is weak! You know deep down that there’s more to you if you look at it like that! I now leave you with a question to ponder on. Are you satisfied with where you’re at in life now or do you want more?
You might have an amazing life here on earth but honestly will it last forever? God offers more life in abundance and he offers a home liked no other. Love Jesus, See God!