Anybody?

There was a song sang recently. A popular song. A good song. Yet, when I heard it, when I read the lyrics, that analytical me, even critical me kicked in.

Lyrics:

Our Father everlasting
The all creating One
God Almighty

Through Your Holy Spirit
Conceiving Christ the Son
Jesus our Savior

I believe in God our Father
I believe in Christ the Son
I believe in the Holy Spirit
Our God is three in one
I believe in the resurrection
That we will rise again
For I believe in the name of Jesus

Our Judge and our Defender
Suffered and crucified
Forgiveness is in You

Descended into darkness
You rose in glorious life
Forever seated high

I believe in God our Father
I believe in Christ the Son
I believe in the Holy Spirit
Our God is three in one
I believe in the resurrection
That we will rise again
For I believe in the name of Jesus

I believe in You
I believe You rose again
I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord

I believe in God our Father
I believe in Christ the Son
I believe in the Holy Spirit
Our God is three in one
I believe in the resurrection
That we will rise again
For I believe in the name of Jesus

For I believe in the name of Jesus
For I believe in the name of Jesus

I believe in life eternal
I believe in the virgin birth
I believe in the saints’ communion
And in Your holy Church
I believe in the resurrection
When Jesus comes again
For I believe, in the name of Jesus

I believe in God our Father
I believe in Christ the Son
I believe in the Holy Spirit
Our God is three in one
I believe in the resurrection
That we will rise again
For I believe in the name of Jesus

For I believe in the name of Jesus
Lyrics taken from Here.

It’s a great song, isn’t it?  Here’s my critique. It takes more than believing all this for one to actually be assured of Eternal Life. Seriously.  It does. For you see Satan and all his demons believe all this.  They know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it is all true. They witnessed it and they are still bound for hell. See James 2, specifically 19 – 26.

It takes more than knowledge. It takes more than acquiesce.  If you have questions or would like more information, I invite you to write a comment or contact me via email.

We got to do better than the devil if we are going to get to Heaven.

A Taste

I am writing from recall from early morning – 3:00 ish.  The Little One had stirred hungry. So, I fetched him from his crib and while he gulped down eight ounces of formula snug between us, love and blessings carassed my thoughts.

Thoughts of the difference from now and then. Thoughts of how I didn’t know. Thoughts I wasn’t then and grateful to be now. Thank You, LORD GOD. Not that I got to but I get to.

I get to be free. I get to be kind. I get to be patient. I get to be grateful. I get to be happy. I get to overcome me!. I get to love you!

Nothing about this Jesus Life is I GOT TO. It’s all I GET TO! It’s Freedom. This is what freedom in Christ in this moment feels like. I get to love this baby. I get to hear him drink in noursishment. I get to desire the sincere milk of the Word.  See 1 Peter 2:2-4. I get to snuggle with this little package of love. I get to. A life of I get to. It’s a taste of Heaven on earth!

I GET TO! Got it? Good. 🙂

You Are Invited

Heaven (salvation) The Wedding Supper.

GOD is simultaneously all inclusive and certain exclusive.

He has sent and continues to send His invitation to ALL to come to His Heaven. Everyone is invited. And included with His invitation is (clothing) The Garment He purchased and packaged specifically and precisely for the event for each Invitee.
Therefore, Any One attempting to gain admittance without the wearing of  The King’s Garment will be turned away. No admittance. No exceptions.
Got it?

What do you mean it’s not fair?
What do you mean, you want to wear clothes of your own choosing?
You do.
And we do every day that we refuse to believe GOD.

You see we don’t get to choose what is sin and what is not sin. To do so is man proclaiming himself to be GOD.
And no man (or woman or child) persisting in proclaiming himself (herself) to be god will enter The Kingdom of GOD (Heaven).
It’s as simple and inclusive and exclusive as that.

 Revelation 22: 16 I, Yeshua, have sent My angel to testify these things to you for My communities. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”

17 The Ruach and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come—let the one who wishes freely take the water of life!  source

If You Will

Oh yes! This is good!

More 1 Timothy 2:1

First of all, then, I urge that petitions (specific requests), prayers, intercessions (prayers for others) and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all people,   source

Petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving.
Strong’s was helpful.

Petitions: Asking, begging, if you please, for such things as we need and lack.  If you will consider this with me, perhaps it is akin to when we sign a petition to support a change we believe needs to be. So, could it be when we petition GOD we are saying we are willing to work with You LORD for this change we are petitioning? This helps me. I hope it does you.

Prayers: That was easy. Addressing GOD. Talking, conversing with GOD. Speaking and listening to GOD; that’s prayer.

Intercessions: Now, this one! A falling in with
Is it just me or are you tracking this with me?

A coming together; to visit. A falling in with.
Could we consider that Intercession is a prayer that says, “Father, I’d like to visit with YOU about this matter for my sister, for my brother, for my friend, for a stranger I saw on the street?
This encourages me. I hope it does you too.

Thanksgiving: Giving thanks, mindful of favors, grateful, thankful
Just as we expected, right? Do you like: mindful of favors? Does that say to you as it does to me in prayer we can and should be mindful of the abundant favor GOD has lavished upon us? Me too!

Until next time ~ ~ ~