Jesus is man and is God. He is the incarnate Word. He has all authority given to Him as judge and executioner. He is Love, merciful, full of grace, and just.
Don’t mess with His children. Vengeance is His.
In my mind when Jesus starts saying “but whoever”, His tone gets real serious and deep and His eyes show a strong resolve.
Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me; but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
MATTHEW 18:4-6 NASB
You keep pretending like you know it all. You say you’ve researched and know there is no God and Jesus was a myth. You claim that Natural process has caused all things to be as they are and started from nothing.
But in your heart, you know you are lying to yourself. And worse, you have used this false knowledge to destroy the world view of people around you.
God is still in His place and Jesus is preparing His return. They only wait to allow a few more to hear the Gospel. Then God will send the redeemer to gather up His bride (the believers) in His arms. And He will execute judgment on those who continue to lie to themselves that there is no God.
Come, accept the living water who is Jesus Christ. Believe in Him and be redeemed.
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.”
And let the one who hears say, “Come.”
And let the one who is thirsty come;
let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.
As we go through life we will inevitably encounter times of uncertainty, even faith testing struggles. But we find our strength again when we praise and worship our God. Jesus is the object of our faith. Our faith is not in a building, denomination or anything created. Our faith is in the creator, the Lord God, the great “I Am”.
Revive us, Lord. Inhabit our praise. Holy Spirit move in us and strengthen our resolve to run the race with renewed vigor.
This song has most recently helped bring my heart and mind into a time of worship. I hope it helps you today.
Picking and choosing the attributes of God that fit your lifestyle is a dangerous practice.
God isn’t a customizable coffee beverage or burger that you can make your way. You don’t get to pick only the attributes you like and leave behind the ones you don’t.
God is love and God is holy. God is merciful and God is just. He will forgive our sins and He will punish us for sin. You can’t have one attribute without the other.
Punishment is required for sin and a just God will hand down punishment.
But Jesus took our punishment on Himself. For those who believe in Jesus we are forgiven. Believe in Him and receive that forgiveness.
God’s just and holy nature means we can’t be with Him and have sin ruling in our life. Yet God’s love gave us Jesus to remediate the sin found in us.
Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.” 2 Peter 3:3-4 NASB