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Merry Christmas!

Hello people, you’ll probably know what I going to write about today (18 December 2011), I am going to write about Christmas.

Well what is Christmas? Well any believing Christian will tell you that it is much more than the eating, drinking and merry making. Well, to put Christmas in words it is the fulcrum (fulcrum is the support about which a lever pivots) which God used to gain full leverage on all of his creation on heaven, earth and world below. Christmas is that fulcrum which God used to change to change the course of creation that it may be brought back to Himself (Col 1:20). People debate if Jesus is God but these people who deny the deity of Christ may either deny his death on the cross or believe he died on cross but they still are left with the idea that they need to work out their own salvation. You will notice both these types of people have lost the essence of Christmas. These people will surely deny the Tri-Union identity of the One All Powerful God.

Col 1:20
20and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

If you were to look at the god that the monotheist religions of the world believe in, you will see that this god is not truly a God because this god has shown itself (not alive) to be singular as a separate being altogether. Also this god according to religious monotheism gets things done from his subject. You can clearly see from this that this body of religiosity is like a pyramid with their god on the top and these subjects at the bottom, where lesser the hierarchy the larger the number of subjects. You will also notice from this that the dictating is in full swing at the top of this pyramid with zero functioning and as you go down the pyramid the functioning increases and the dictating decreases right till it is all function and zero dictating. These subjects are made blind to the fact that this system is nothing more that religious power hungry politics. Subjects from this system will always feel their god is depending on them for something critical to maintain this pyramid system. This religious system is no different from the corporate companies out there in the world where the top is supported by the bottom; the bottom ideally is what is supporting the pyramid. This friend is the religious system of singular monotheism that is plaguing the world. A system which inadvertently states that they haven’t understood the definition of the word “God”. They may not admit it but they know that it is them supporting their god and also the ways of their religious system. Their god is doing nothing for them other than dictating rules.

Ok, so why did I tell you all this? Well that was because I need to bring and show the believing Christian faith in contrast to the religions of the world. The Christian God exists as One Being in the Father Son and Spirit. Meaning the Person applying decisive force [Father]-(John 5:30) using the Holy Spirit (Numbers 11:17) like a lever to grip and move an object using Jesus Christ as the fulcrum (Corner Stone Ephesians 2:20).

John 5:30 (Jesus speaks of His Father)
“I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

Numbers 11:17
17 Then I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take of the ‘Spirit’ who is upon you, and will put Him upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, so that you will not bear it all alone.

Ephesians 2:18-20
18 for through Him we both have our access in one ‘Spirit’ to the ‘Father’. 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, ‘Christ Jesus’ Himself being the ‘corner stone’,

From Ephesians 2:18-20 we see these entire three Persons function individually as God with one purpose and together also as One God with a singular motive to reconciling a people to God. You will see this in Eph 2:18-20 and Acts 1:7-8.

Acts 1:7-8
7 Jesus said to them, “The times and occasions are set by my Father’s own authority, and it is not for you to know when they will be. 8 But when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power, and you will be witnesses for me in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

The fulcrum of a lever is always connected to the ground and it is the fulcrum that takes all the weight when something enormous is moved. So Jesus had to be fully Man (connected to the ground) and fully God to bear the weight of reconciling all creation (Hebrews 9:28 & 1John 2:1-2). Jesus was the only Man who was glorified in God and God was glorified in Him (John13:31-32) because He was fully Man and fully God.

Hebrews 9:28
28 so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.

1John 2:1-2
And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; 2 and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

John 13:31-32
Jesus *said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him; 32 if God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and will glorify Him immediately.

People know that the name Immanuel (Mat 1:23) refers to Jesus but they have not fully grasped what it is to mean “God is with us” in Jesus. It means God took his dwelling on earth as a man among men. In the very next chapter of Matthew (Mat 2:1, 11) the revelation of Immanuel: God dwelling as man in Jesus; is made know to the magi (3 kings), who come from afar to WORSHIP HIM. This is how the first Christmas was and this is how it ought to continue.

Matthew 1:23
23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”[a] (which means “God with us”).

Matthew 2:1, 11
1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, [a]magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, 2 “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”
11 After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

So you see Christmas is all about the epiphany moment (sudden realization or comprehension of the larger essence or meaning of Christmas) where God is making a declaration to Man of who He really is. Think of it this way; consider the invention or discovery of the internet, which started off in the 1950s or 1960s. The world hasn’t enjoyed and celebrated the internet as much as they do today. So it is the same with the Christmas epiphany, only on an infinitely larger scale on heaven, earth and the fear trembling world below. Christmas is such an awakening to the world that the birth of Jesus Christ is the central point of reference on the world calendar.

There is a very popular Christmas song that goes “well I wish it could be Christmas everyday” and though this may make you smile, you can celebrate Christmas everyday by holding close to you that God came as Man into world to bring “man” back to God. So no matter which month of the year it may be when you are reading this, I close, sending you greetings in celebrating a lovely Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

Our Sovereign God

Hello people, how are you doing today? Hope all is going well for you all. Today I would like to write on the Sovereignty of God. I am talking about a God who is truly Almighty, may His Spirit guide me to reveal that to you.

Ironically the God I am going to talk about is Someone who the Atheist and God haters will know more than those who are staunchly religious. Consider this, why does a person come to hate God and refuse to believe in God? Mostly it will be because a particular situation or a series of situations did not go as he desired and deep within that person he knows that God is behind it and so he comes to hate God and refuse to believe in His maker.

Satan has enveloped the world so deeply in deceit that he only shows the world that God is sovereign and in control and responsible for the situation when disaster strikes a person but during the times when people have the top of the world feeling then Satan deceives the person into thinking the person is self accomplished so that the person may take all the credit for himself and not thank God as being the sole reason for his accomplishments.

An Atheist knows God is responsible for the disasters in his life and a religious person will owe the persons destruction to person himself, which is in part true but the Bible says that if a grain of wheat is to bear more wheat then it needs to fall into the ground and die to its identity as a grain of wheat and turn into a plant that produces wheat a hundred fold (John 12:24). This process is God initiated right from the fall to bearing of the fruit. If you ask me why, I’ll say I don’t know but God knows! The Bible says that the people who God delivers will be so glad and they will not remember their suffering (Romans 8:18) whose main cause was the fall from the time of Adam.

John 12:24
24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

Romans 8:18
18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

God is Sovereign to the extent that it is He who decides who it is who will spend eternity with him. Many Christians claim that God knew ahead of time who will accept the Salvation in faith that will come through his Son and according to what he knew he predestined them to eternal life with Him. But the very concept of free will states that there is an area in which God is not present (John 1:3) and though this may make a person feel comfortable, the only being who would be totally happy with this if it were ever true, would be Satan. What kind of ridiculous idea is this free will concept? If someone would make something for himself, would he express such formality as though it were a guest in his house? Would he not claim ownership over it? Biblically the Church is the bride of Christ, then what kind of Biblical authority does the groom have over the bride when it is bride who is doing the choosing (John 15:6). Is Almighty God a hen pecked husband? For those who say is that God has not made puppets then I’d like to ask you then how much truly is God a part of your life, when people are turning into Atheist because they cannot deal with the idea that shows God responsible for this degenerate world then what is keeping you from giving God the FULL credit for your life that is in Him. For a person who says that option to believe in Christ is a self initiative (1 Corinthian 12:3), then he truly has to relearn the definition of God.

John 1:3 (about Jesus)
3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

John 15:6 (Jesus Word)
You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you

Romans 11:32
For God has shut up all in disobedience so that He may show mercy to all

1 Corinthian 12:3
… no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.

Diplomacy is not always the wisest of ways to act, the Biblical chaff and wheat concept (Matthew 3:12) is what it is at face value. God is not counting on us to save people. It is God who makes believers not man. It was God who brought the animals into the arc to Noah. Noah dint have to go bringing in the lion, tigers and elephants, he just needed to do as God commanded. Similarly we just need to act in the order of Matthew 28.

Genesis 7:7-9
7 Then Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him entered the ark because of the water of the flood. 8 Of clean animals and animals that are not clean and birds and everything that creeps on the ground, 9 there went into the ark to Noah by twos, male and female, as God had commanded Noah.

Matthew 28:18-20
18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you;

The Bible say that darkness cannot comprehend the Light of Christ (John 1:5) and for a Christian who claims that he took the initiative to accept Christ then he is actually saying that he was not really in darkness before he accepted Christ and that actually questions what the death of Christ actually accomplished in his life.

John 1:4-5 (About Jesus)
4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. 5 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it

Biblically, even the sorrow that comes when a person sees the depraved being that he is, that sorrow that brings repentance with Salvation as the outcome, is a 100% credit to God and a 0% credit to man.

Acts 5:31
He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

2Corinthians 7:10
For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.

Personally the way I see people who say that their acceptance of Christ was their own initiative; I see them as people who have not fully let go of Salvation by works. Yes the fall did separate man from God but the initiative till the finishing of bridging the gap between man and God, ALL that credit goes to God.

John 3:16
16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

In the above verse we see that whoever believes in Jesus shall not perish but have eternal life and we know from John 6:44 that it is the Father who brings people to His Son so that the person may be saved. So we see that a person’s belief in Christ comes from God the Father. From Matthew 25 we clearly see that a place in heaven was prepared for only those who were chosen from every tribe and every nation (the world) right from the time of the foundation of the world.

John 6:44
44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day.

Matthew 25:34
“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Now the argument of strife that people bring against this is Roman 8:29, where people draw the conclusion that those whom God knew before hand would accept Christ, those are the people whom he chose to call his own.

Romans 8:29
28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;30 and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.

Biblically though, there is a flaw in this ideology because Roman 8:28 talks about God calling unto Himself people according to His purpose and not as per their choosing. Second, the word “Knew” relates to an intimate relationship between God and man. The same foreknew that God applied to the Church, he also applied to Jeremiah (Jer 1:5) and his predestination was similar to that of the Church and though people may look for some levey for free will to be seen here in this verse they will see just as much free will here as they will see in Romans 8:29. In fact if you look at Matthew 7:23, you will clearly see that the word “knew” used between God and His people refers to more than anything of God’s intimate ownership over His chosen people.

Jeremiah 1:5-7
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
And before you were born I consecrated you;
I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
6 Then I said, “Alas, Lord GOD!
Behold, I do not know how to speak,
Because I am a youth.”
7 But the LORD said to me,
“Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’
Because everywhere I send you, you shall go,
And all that I command you, you shall speak.

Matthew 7:21-23 (Jesus’ Word)
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’

For those who quote Revelations 3:20, they need to look more closely at the same scripture, anybody in a house will hear the person who knocks on their door but he who opens the door will be that person who was called by the Spirit to see and here (Acts 2:33). The Bible says that the door that God closes no one can open and the door that God opens no one can close (Isaiah 22:22) and the Bible also says in Isaiah 6:10 that God made people in general unresponsive to His Word. So this should mean that this door that God closed could only be opened by God Himself (Luke 7:20-23 and Revelation 3:7) and so belief in the Lord Jesus Christ can only be made possible by God and this is done only for His people whom he unconditionally chose from every tribe and every nation (Revelations 5:9).

Revelations 3:20
Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.

Acts 2:33
33 Therefore having been exalted [a]to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear.

Isaiah 22:22 (Reference to Jesus)
22 “Then I will set the key of the house of David on his shoulder,
When he opens no one will shut,
When he shuts no one will open.

Isaiah 6:10
10 “Render the hearts of this people [a]insensitive,
Their ears [b]dull,
And their eyes [c]dim,
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
Hear with their ears,
Understand with their hearts,
And return and be healed.”

Luke 7:20-23 (Jesus to the disciples of John the Baptist)
20And when the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?'” 21In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight. 22And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers[a] are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them. 23And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”

Revelations 3:7 (Jesus speaks to the Angel)
“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:

Revelations 5:9
9 And they *sang a new song, saying,
“Worthy are You to take the [a]book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

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