Gifts that Stay

I’m still in John 5
Actually, I thought I was in 6, but nope, not yet.

And I’m here with you with verse 38. Yeshua is speaking to some Folks in the Temple Court. He has been conversing with them about John and apparently, some of them just want to argue. People have not changed in 2000 years. So He said this to them:

38 moreover, his word does not stay in you, because you don’t trust the one he sent.  source 

I took note of this and made notes.

I said what a really horrible state of being: The Word of GOD does not stay in you.

To me, that means you hear it but you do not retain it. You do not hold it dear. It is not a treasure to you. Nor is it a guide for your thinking or your doing.
(But it’s deeper. John 1:14 tells us JESUS HIMSELF is THE WORD. If we trust not JESUS and The Father who sent Him, we have not retained THE WORD of GOD within us, nor can we). 

And then I said: I don’t want this to be me!

And it isn’t and it shall not be — why?
Because I have been given the holy gift of trust! The holy gift of trusting JESUS.
I am speechless for these indescribable gifts – the gifts of conviction, repentance, and trust in JESUS The CHRIST.
Oh! may all my family, friends, and strangers receive these gifts!

Amen and amen!god-s-greatest-gift-postcard

Love, Kathie 

Ad Commenting

Jesus gets us the Ad says

Jesus
Emphasis on the US you see.

Are you kidding me?!

He gets us?!

How about coming to JESUS in faith for deliverance — so we Get HIM?

How about we (US) take the focus from ourselves and focus on HIM as The GOD He is?

The GOD Who if HE does not transform us from sinners to Saints, we will not enter His Heaven.

Here’s the goal of He gets us.com.

“The main goal is just to increase the respect and the personal relevancy of Jesus,” said Vanderground.”
By the way, the budget for this campaign is 100 Million Dollars.

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2022/april/he-gets-us-campaign-reintroduces-americans-to-jesus

Further, they say:

“Though we believe he was what Christians call fully God and fully man, that may not be what you believe. We’re simply inviting you to explore with us at He Gets Us how might things be different if more people followed his example. So, look at this as an open invitation to engage and learn more. We’re also here to support and listen to you. Connect with us here and via social media.”

https://hegetsus.com/en/about-us

This is as close as they get on their web page to identifying Him as GOD.
And did you notice the wording he was?
He was!
How about HE IS?!

Their focus is His humanity. And I LOVE His humanity.
I LOVE that He gets what it is to be human BUT He did not come here to identify with MY humanity.
He knows people are under a DEATH SENTENCE and it is the CAUSE of the death sentence He came to address.
Indeed He is 100% man, perfect man, and 100% GOD.
Were He not fully GOD, just being the only fully perfect man would still not transform any of us from the fallen humans we were born.

He did not come here so He could identify with our political views or to fix the social injustices of this society.
He did not come here so people could follow His example or His teachings and make this world a better place. (Albeit, obedient Disciples of JESUS do improve social conditions by their very presence in society.)
He came here so we could find our identity IN HIM.
Scripture link and I strongly suggest you read these verses in context.
We can try to identify with what happened to Him in His humanity all day long but until we bow before Him as GOD ALMIGHTY, we will stay in our sins – continuing to practice them without any hope of deliverance and certainly No forgiveness.

JESUS gets us.

Indeed He does. He knows every sin we have committed and He will be giving NO ONE a free pass.

So instead of preaching JESUS gets us, preach do we get JESUS?
Do you (we) GET Who HE IS?
Do you (we) GET who we ARE without HIM?

Am I saying nothing good at all can come from this campaign?
No. I am not willing to go that far because when any man, woman, or child picks up a Bible to read in context with a truth-seeking mind, GOD will meet them on those pages — not a sympathetic, soft, JESUS but the HOLY, AWESOME GOD Who LOVES them AND is willing to save them from their sins, death, hell, and the grave.
He has a new nature (see 2 Corinthians 5:17 and Galatians 6:15) for us because propping up our old nature is not only futile, it’s impossible.

Love, Kathie4730654-Oswald-Chambers-Quote-When-God-gets-us-alone-through-suffering

Palatable

At times I tire of bringing strong, firm, and hard-to-publish posts here to this screen. Often I want to write something happy, funny, light, pleasant – you know easy to read things.
This one is not.
So we might as well get started.

We hear Sermons and watch “Biblical” movies (like tonight) and then sit for the wrap-up, numerating the stresses and woes of living here. Things like a financial loss.
Governmental interference and overreach.
Sickness.
Disease.
Death of those we love.
Breaches of relationships, family.
Injustices.
Bad hair days. 
The list of things that bring us stress, pain, worry, wondering what shall we do, how shall this end?

And this is supposed to get people to sign up for salvation?
The message of these sermons and “Biblical” movies are so palatable to the average Joe and Sally: we have hurts and JESUS wants to make us all better.
We just need to believe, say a little prayer, and voi·​là we are saved.

Saved from what I am left asking?
The stresses and hurts of this world?

Is that what the Sinless Perfect Holy Holy Holy GOD of Creation came to earth incarnate to do?
Make our lives here comfortable?
Make us feel good about ourselves?

Please tell me where that is recorded in HOLY WRIT.

When are we going to preach and testify that JESUS came to save SINNERS, not just unhappy, troubled people?

When are we going, to tell the truth, that JESUS saves people who are broken, devastated over the revelation knowledge that has come to them that they are sinners, sinners who have SINNED against The Holy, Holy, Holy GOD of Eternity, and because of this are headed straight for hell?
When are we going to preach and testify that conversion, the re-birth, happens when an undone sinner is not worried about the job they lost or the trip they didn’t get to take, they are terrified of the hell their sin is sending them to?
And THEN they hear the glorious best news they have ever heard or ever shall hear: JESUS The CHRIST by HOLY SPIRIT reveals to them I, JESUS, YESHUA HAMASHIACH, I have taken your place!
You do not have to go to hell. Believest Thou This?

And by that time the repentant sinner is saying Yes. Yes. Yes.
Thank You. Thank You. I accept Your offer of forgiveness and redemption.
I accept Your Sacrificial death for me. Thank You. Thank You, LORD JESUS.

That my Friends is repentance and conversion.
That my Friends gets a person off the broad road to hell onto the narrow road headed for Heaven.

So it’s not light, it’s not funny, but it is the BEST NEWS A GUILTY SINNER has ever heard!
I should know — it’s the message I heard on November 18, 1975!
And I’ve never been the same!

I shall not leave you without Scripture.
Romans 3:23; 6:23; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Revelation 20:13-15

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Love, Kathie 

Social Gospel

Matthew 25 

It’s a full chapter and for me to understand the bit of it that I do, I ask questions.
For this session I am bringing to you, I think we shall look at verses 41 – 46.

But as we begin, let’s go to the last verse, verse 46. We will go back to the others.

46 They will go off to eternal punishment, but those who have done what God wants will go to eternal life.” source

but those who have done what God wants

The question to ask is What does GOD want done?
We will have to bring in some other Text to answer that.

John 6:40; Luke 9:35; Mark 9:2-13; 2 Peter 3:9

GOD wants ALL people to believe His Son. 
GOD wants ALL people to turn from their sins to HIM.

These verses tell us the Will of GOD is that people be delivered from unbelief to believing JESUS.

Now if you have read verses 41 – 46 you have seen The LORD saying to a certain group, depart from Me into eternal punishment. Why? Verse 46 is the answer but all the way to verse 46 He gives them examples of their unbelieving hearts.
They did not 

Feed the hungry
Care for the sick and the imprisoned.

Today there is a social gospel being preached.
I think those who embrace this social gospel have missed the point of the passage — have missed the Truth. 

The deeds described in this passage are NOT a means to EARN salvation.
People will not enter HEAVEN even if they cured all the social ills of the planet.
They can feed, clothe, and serve people until they are penniless but that will NOT earn them a place in Heaven. 

GOOD DEEDS will not get anyone to heaven.

By the same reasoning, not doing these things will not send a person to hell either. 

People miss heaven and land in hell because they have refused to turn from their sins and believe GOD.

However, when we have been born again, when we have believed JESUS, we WILL do these acts of service.
These acts of service give evidence that perhaps we have been delivered from unbelief and darkness.

It is filled with treasures for the Believer who will dig in, asking for Holy Spirit to help them understand. 
I hope we have encouraged you to read, pray, and believe GOD.

Love, Kathie