Jesus gave all men His Word (will) and so all men have become responsible for what He says. We will be judged in this life and the next with what we do or don’t do with His Word.
John 1:4-5 In Jesus was life; and His life was the light of men. The light shined in darkness; and darkness comprehended it not.
God’s Word comes from His Spirit, it is eternal, unchanging and some have no desire for it. When a man declines to accept the Word of God, who does he think he is coming against? The Word of God can be accepted only one way. A man must choose to have it, it cannot be forced onto anyone. Men in darkness (ignorance) cannot comprehend the light because they don’t care anything about it.
2 Timothy 2:25 Humbly instruct those that oppose themselves; perhaps God will forgive them if they will acknowledge the truth.
Pride is the product of a fallen world. If a man has enough of it he will be his greatest enemy. Men are very resourceful and they can do a lot with their ingenuity, but they cannot deliver themselves from the bonds of this world. When a man opposes himself, it is because he refuses to accept the truth of God’s holy light. God resists the proud but He gives grace (power) to the humble. Light is revealed knowledge and every man is responsible for the light that he has.
Mathew 26:26 Jesus took the bread and said, this is My body broken for you. Then Judas betrayed Him.
Judas was a Jew and he knew the commandments thou shalt not steal and thou shalt not covet thy neighbors goods. His lust for money was so strong he would betray the Son of God for thirty pieces of silver. Evidently Judas figured they couldn’t harm Jesus and so when the soldiers began to beat Him he knew just how wrong he was. Judas returned the money and went out to hang himself. Jesus said it would have been better if he had never been born.
1 Corinthians 11:27 Whosoever will eat the bread and drink the cup of the Lord unworthily, will be guilty
of the body and blood of the Lord.
Judas ate the last supper, the Passover meal unworthily, he did not honor the sacrifice Jesus was preparing Himself to be. If a man will recognize the light of the Passover meal, he will be forgiven and be guilty of nothing. Jesus became sin for us, He became guilty for all of our transgressions. However, Judas did not get cleansed from his guilt because he did not discern the Lord’s intent. Peter did the same thing! He told Jesus it was wrong for Him to be crucified and suffer and Jesus said to him, “get behind me satan for you savor not the things of God”. Peter realized the error of his way and he repented with bitter tears. Peter opposed himself until he acknowledged the truth, he got himself free of the devil. The worst thing a man can do to himself is agree with the plans and the plots of the devil. If we will assume the responsibility of our lives and invite Jesus to be Lord we will forever be free.
Jesus received offerings
so the people could be blessed.
And Jesus was a giver,
He had Judas give to the poor. (John 13:29)
Jesus owned a house in Capernaum, He was a rich Jew.
But He became poor
so we could become rich.
PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH
This celebration was established in 1992 with a mission of uplifting and encouraging pastors, missionaries and religious workers.
“And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Jeremiah 3:15
PRAYING BLESSINGS OVER
PASTOR JERRY & KATHY LAMPING
& PASTOR MANDY MOODY AND HER FAMILY
Praying 3 John 1:2 “Beloved, we wish above all things that you will prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.”
Praying that God will continue to supply all their needs and answer their wants.
Praying they will see the fruit of their labor.
Pray and ask God how you may show your appreciation.
Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.