Colossians 1:15-16 describes Jesus as the Image of the Invisible God and Firstborn of every creature on earth and in heaven. Jesus shows us exactly what His Father God Looks Like. Jesus is Sitting on the Right Hand of God in heaven. God has Arms Like Jesus Who said when you see me you see Father God therefore God is not an abstract object or a thing. God is Living, Breathing Being Like Jesus Sent to clarify what God Looks Like. God has made human beings in His Image. Jesus though Holy and Perfect is the Standard Shape of a man. God and Jesus Confirm all human beings have physical of God. Also is Well Known As He Visits many people as He Chooses to Reveal Himself. To those who have not seen God He is invisible. A view of Jesus is A View of God as Jesus is Closest Person to God since beggining of infinite time. By Jesus all things were created including all the thrones, dominions among other power entrusted to Jesus as stated above in this text. Paul instructed Timothy, “First of all supplications, prayers, intercessions, giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all in authority, so we may lead a quiet and a peaceable life in all godliness and reverence” in 1 Timothy 2:1-2. Prayers by God’s people for their leaders is a vital part of God’s Plan. God is interested in running of all countries on earth. So FATHER GOD Sent Jesus the Son of God to Represent God. Therefore Like Father God like Son Jesus Reverence is Given to Jesus like Father like Son. So often this very popular saying affirms father and son describing their common traits of both the father and son. People make remarks on how the son acts and behaves like his father or comments on how the son looks like the spitting image of the father. The father’s name is also passed on to the son as junior. Similarly, Like Father God like Son Jesus is exactly same concept that makes people Honour Father God and respect Jesus Son of Father God. Father God Authorised by Power of Attorney all things and the Throne of King David Ruled Upon by Jesus to Represent God the Father in Heaven and on earth. Jesus sits on the Right Hand of God in Heaven as Second in Command Next to God. Father God Highly Exalted Jesus Above All Names so all knees shall bow all tongues confess Jesus Christ is Lord to the Glory of God the Father.The Son of God is Lord of Heaven and earth. GOD ALMIGHTY LORD OF LORDS and made Jesus Lord of lords. Protocol on earth demands Royal Heads are well received everywhere they go. So they are highly honoured and also called your Majesty. When invitation is issued the Ruling Majesty on the throne cannot possibly attend to all in the year. Due to other commitments heir apparent goes to represent your majesty. The people treat the heir to the throne exactly as if your majesty was present as guest of honour. The people set up events, meetings and dinners exactly using the same protocol like your majesty was there with them. They declare undying love of commitment alliances for your majesty. So willing to share whatever a befitting ceremony plus titles to honour majesty. In turn people swear allegiance to continue established dynastic ties generation to generation. Also willing to defend your majesty and do them good. So do not refuse heir apparent visit to say they acknowledge your majesty as real sovereign but will not deal with the heir. Heir apparent is destined and trained eventually to rules at the right time like your majesty to inherit the throne. The earthly humans know how to celebrate kings and queens, leaders to honour and respect heirs to the throne.In same manner so exactly Sovereign God Your Majesty On Throne requires Jesus to be revetrd and treated well like Himself. It is important to understand Hierarchy GOD ALMIGHTY in relation to Son Jesus. The HEIR of God is Chosen to represent God on earth and in heaven to Rule and Reign. To claim to Love God exclusively but not love Jesus His Son is not Wise. World kingdoms are wise so treat they heir apparents with honour. So GOD’S Children submit to God and Know Jesus is Head of Church. Jesus is The Royal Priestly King Head of God’s Own Kingdom in heaven and on earth. GOD Almighty’s Theocratic Kingdom is 100% built only on Sovereignty of God. So Christian believers accept Jesus Son of God Chosen by God to Rule through Jesus. Love of God requires love and acceptance of Son Jesus. The Bible says anyone who does not accept that Jesus Son of God came in flesh is anti-Christ. Such a person is anti-God because one cannot justify an absolute unwavering love for God yet have bitter hatred rejection of His Beloved Son. The Acceptance of Father God demands the acceptance of Jesus The Son of God.If any heir apparent to throne is rejected by any people in any part of the world that is unwise but profess to love your majesty that is not acceptable. It is impossible to make such a decision then expect to be in the good books of your majesty. To decide Heir Apparent Jesus is not Good Enough to Represent God’s Majesty On His Throne Strains the Relationship between people rejecting Jesus and God. As God is King of kings so is Jesus King of Kings. So GOD’S Kingdom Subjects Include Heir Apparent Jesus Christ The Head of God’s Kingdom. Therefore Inadvertently if anyone implies Messiah Jesus is not acceptable as Future King Over all to relate with then it causes diplomatic problems for a person in God’s Kingdom. So globally all nations have to be careful not to endorse snobbery of God to self -destruct by rejection Jesus Christ. Furthermore, it will jeopadise diplomatic relations and cause difficulties for citizens of that kingdom as God says those whole nations will be destroyed. Each nation on earth respecting protocol trains to honour all members of UN. People who continue to deny Jesus Son of God cause problems between themselves and Almighty God. God Has Decided in His Kingdom Jesus is One Highly Received and Honoured like God Himself. So Treat Jesus from God Well and Welcome Him into all lives as God Has extended His Mercy and Grace for all to be saved. God does not want anyone to perish Jesus is God’s Master Key Entry Point in GOD’S Kingdom. It is necessary to open hearts to accept Jesus to be saved. Jesus Works Closely with God so does not make any decision without GOD’S Approval. Jesus Always Does The Right Thing To Please God. Those who accept Jesus Trust and Know For Sure Jesus is The Son of God.Jesus is Dependable as Reliable Saviour. As Perfect Love is Shown by Jesus to all mankind so Jesus deserves also to be reciprocated by love response to please God. One cannot be a guest in any family home then turn around to reject beloved son or children. Yet enjoy their delicious sumptuous meals, entertainment but hate the son and children. Sadly often this is the attitude of some people towards God. While confessing love for God but hating Son Jesus. Father God Loves all creation so continues to provide for His enemies who hate His Son Jesus. God Lets Sun shine and rain fall on just and unjust to continue delay of Jesus’ Coming to Allow more people to change. Yet God’s Time is running out of patience for the of endurance of hatred of His Son Jesus. Why Love God and not love Jesus? Like Father God like Son Jesus God FORGIVES all those who hate His Son to make Peace with all in Jesus Name. Jesus said on the cross Father FORGIVE them for they do not know what they are doing! It is not God’s Will that anyone should perish for God so loved world He sent Jesus to die to save all. Why destroy relationship with Father God by hating His Begotten Son Jesus? Who on earth would accept professed love for the head of household or family endure an abject hatred of son, children from generation to generation?That is bound to affect a father’s opinion of those who claim to love only Him God exclusively! This shows Father God Puts up with Son Jesus’ anti-Christ hatred discrimination for a season. God wants those against His Son or Children to love them as much as they claim to LOVE Him. God is Hoping perpetrators of hatred for His Loved Ones change to accept and love all His Children as much as they say they Love God Exclusively in Jesus Name. For their own good and the benefit to gain eternal life not to perish. Know that Hatred of Jesus amounts to Hatred of God. Denying Jesus and God’s people can affect hope of entering into an Everlasting Life in the Kingdom of God. Those who say they Love God must accept also God’s Conditional Offer of Acceptance of Jesus Christ. One cannot have one without the other. If you really Love FATHER GOD you must Love Son Jesus like Father like Son. God Expects Same Majestic Treatment He Deserves for His Son Jesus Christ. God will not accept any lesser Standards For His Son Jesus. Those who Entertain God with a Befitting Honour Require Same Status Treatment of Majesty God’s Son Jesus Representing all as Firstborn of creation. so I am asking for your help to doing something great for God. Today, we are asking for your help to share the word out to pastors and churches, as well as to individual Believers. We call God’s people together to take a stand before it is too late for all people to be saved in Jesus Name.
The Bible says in John 15:12-13, Jesus brings us a whole new teaching to help us better understand Godly Love. This New Commandment is love God and one another as I have loved you as Jesus proved His Love in every sense of the word. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. LOVE is treated as exclusive covenant limited only to romance in marriage. Therefore to tell anyone not a spousal relationship you love them sometimes sound strange so motive questioned. Bias towards love treating it as if it is reserved exclusively for sexual intimacy makes it awkward for some to express genuine deep true love affection appropriately to family.
The Bible clearly states God is Love. It means every interactive action must be undergirded by the love for one another. On the other hand love is misinterpreted as boundaryless affection so extends to all sorts of misinterpretation in name of lust to abuse genuine love. So the Bible helps to teach us the true meaning of love in daily living towards each other. To love one another means to accept all unconditionally warts and all treating everyone as GOD’S Children worthy of love as God Loves us all. God’s Strength makes it possible and so it becomes easiet to love other people of different tribes, nations in Jesus Name. Although cultural differences influence attitudes towards preconceived ideas so creates misunderstanding. Some may let us down, hurt our feelings, pass us over or discriminate against us. Others may be jealous of us or make us feel jealous of them. Some fight, oppress us while others ignore us. Some do unrealistically over demand our love. It seems the more we love them the more they want our love so seem not to have enough of us.Some make it clear that we are totally responsible for filling and topping up their love tank. So do not see love as 2 way street but as culdesac. Therefore it is always only all about their happiness so they never think of giving back same love they demand from others. Despite their emotional roller coaster pressure of love it is never good enough the love given them so they want more. Humans can only give so much love to another without God factor empowering love.Often when we meet people love is not the first thing that comes to mind. But Jesus told us to think only genuine love instantly about others. In reality for the superficial person it is a person’s outer appearance, garments, labels and price tag of their shoes, jewels, handbags or hairstyles that comes to mind. Selfies constantly show off to the world in case nobody is available to notice, comment on these things for approval. Attention shifts openly to photograph outlook not inner beauty or contentment discussed.What do you feel about fellow human being? Maybe you are a compassionate person who thinks only good things like friendship, mercy GOD’S Graciousness. Jesus reminds us to keep crucifying the old human nature. As adverts promote ego, competitive energy, superiority, ambivalence. Such actions fuel distrust, anger, envy, hate, bitterness, spiteful desire for retribution or revenge. Jesus gives new command to love people.Some people may feel like getting away from such negative influences or bad priorities that wear out with complaints, troubles, excessive talking or bragging about ‘successes.’ Jesus says as His disciple you must obey New Command to love one another as it is beautiful to make friends with God’s Children. Also as Christians we love family, Ephesians 5:25; 1 Timothy 5:8; Luke 14:26, love neighbours in Matthew 22:39, and love enemies in Matthew 5:44, love brethren as Christ loved us John 13:34. Can you imagine loving someone so much you are willing to die for them? This is how Christ loves us in Ephesians 5:2. This is the NEW Commandment Jesus gives to all Christians. We cannot love Christ if we do not love others also because he who does not love others does not love God. How can you love God you cannot see but hate the fellow human being next to you? To love God requires loving people we feel we cannot stand because God created them.John 13:35; 1 John 3:14, Jesus said, “My mother and brethren are those who hear the word of God, and do well to obey by doing it. In Luke 8:21, Jesus said, Blessed are all those who hear the Word of God, keep it and apply it in lives in Luke11:28. The bond between Christians is strongly intertwined like the 3fold cord binded by Father God, Jesus and Holy Spirit so not easily broken in 2 Thessalonians 3:14,15. God’s words teaches us to follow the Godly Command to love one another.Though all brethren never totally agree on all issues in scripture like Paul or Barnabas in Acts 15:2, Paul and Peter in Galatians 2:11-16, disagreed still loved one another to intercede, contend for each other’s soul in James 5:19,20. Loving one another means releasing people to God to deal with in case of offence against you. We are to owe no man anything except love. We may not feel like it but Joy and peace of mind outweighs the toxic poison of bitterness and hatred that wears soul and damages the bones. Our very health plus well – being depends on loving others. Love warms hearts releasing good hormones while hatred releases toxic bitter bile that clogs body causing death.Christian Godly Love is essential condition commandment. In addition, love begins at home to care and provide first for the loved ones. Then secondly Christians show love especially to those in the household of God. So love enemies, forgive them, feed, clothe them for the Bible says doing heaps coals of fire on their heads. Christianity according to Jesus is Love Godly love for even all kinds of global neighbours some do not feel deserve love. There are occasions when loving one another affects us, impacts our lives and so costs us. It takes the Grace of God and Mercy of God to love one another as Jesus said.Love command must continue truly in word and deed. Salvation depends upon love in Hebrew 13:1; 1 John 3:17,18; 1 John 4:12,20. This New Command of Jesus to love one another replaces old testament law of eye for eye and tooth for tooth. Jesus tells us treat others as we love to be treated. We are to love all people, care for them, help provide their needs, pray for them, support and encourage Godly vision, ensure people’s well-being. We are not to be ruled by our head, emotion in love matters but lean on God’s Spirit in our hearts in line with God Command to obey. It takes valour, courage to love friends, loved ones and colleagues.Jesus demonstrated His Love towards us that while we’re yet sinners Christ died for us. Perfect Jesus Christ overlooked all our sins, faults, weaknesses, mistakes, imperfections, to take on all punishment in our place. Jesus sets a Perfect example to us not to string all other people’s sins to use against them. We are to confess our own sins to God and cover people in prayer for God to deal with spirit behind at work. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and spiritual wickedness in high places. The people are being used unawares of evil spirit causes hatred and divisions. Jesus says focus on loving God, loving people as God deals with them. When we Submit to God and resist devil he flees from us. GOD’S LOVE empowers us to love all in Jesus Name. Ephesians 4:16 says whole body of Christ joined and held together is equipped so each part works properly making the body grow so that the body is built up in love.
The Breaking Good News is Jesus Christ saves from sin into eternal life. It is the longest everlasting breaking good news of all living history in time lasting forever throughout generations. It is still impacting the world today, relevant to all people, babies, infants, toddlers teenagers, young people and adults. In the Bible, God created the made the first man, Adam, and gave him a wife, Eve and they walked closely with God. God loved Adam and Eve responded warmly to that love, taking great delight in openness, trust and companionship they experienced with their creator. Life was deeply satisfying and free from stress in Paradise. Sadly, Paradise was short-lived with huge consequences as Adam and Eve were tempted and disobeyed God’s command. God held Adam accountable when he rebelled and chose to walk his own way. This is the first evidence of what the Bible calls sin. The result was that not only Adam, but all who were born after him inherited a fatal defect. To remedy this defect God promised to send Saviour Jesus Christ born in Bethlehem in Judea in the city of Jerusalem in Israel. As a young man, Jesus worked in Joseph’s carpentry business. Although he faced the temptations each of us faces, he grows up living a perfect life. At about age 30, Jesus leaves his trade to begin sharing the message of his heavenly father’s kingdom. Tens of thousands follow him, scores are healed, and the dead are brought back to life. Religious and government leaders see him as a great threat so collaborated to arrange his death on trumped-up charges. Jesus is betrayed, arrested, tried, whipped and nailed to a cross. Though He could have called a huge number of angels to rescue Him, He did not as prophet Isaiah, said He is led like Lamb to slaughter so dies. As a young man, Jesus worked in father Joseph’s carpentry business. Although he faced the temptations each of us faces, he grows up living a perfect life. At about age 30, Jesus leaves His trade to begin sharin message of His HEAVENLY FATHER’S Kingdom. Tens of thousands follow Him, scores are healed, and the dead are brought back to life. Religious and government leaders see him as a great threat so collaborated to arrange his death on trumped-up charges. Jesus is betrayed, arrested, tried, whipped and nailed to a cross. Though he could have called a huge number of angels to rescue him, he did not do as prophet Isaiah, said He is Led like a Lamb to slaughter so dies. These incredible events have been at the very heart of God’s plan.
In the garden of Getshemane Jesus was taken, tried, crucified, buried and rose again. After 40 days Jesus goes up into heaven reunited with Father God, Our father. The Father God Gives His Son Jesus the Supreme Highest Honour of Headship over everything on earth and in heaven. Jesus is Lord and Christ. As “Lord” He Rules and “Christ” refers to His Capacity to Save. He and He Alone Is Saviour of mankind. From this place of authority, Jesus invites us to follow Him as new creations! Who can say this is not utterly amazing! I doubt the human mind can fully take it in. What kind of Love is Father God’s Sacrificing of His ONLY Son? This has occurred for one critically important reason so you and I can establish new personal relationship with God intended from beginning. Believing is not wishful thinking or unfounded hope. It is not earning relationship with God. It is not about doing good deeds or just being a “good person.” We do not become believers simply by joining a religious institution, by following tradition or by being born into Christian family. “The biblical meaning, of believing is to engage the depth of our hearts, not just our minds. Believing is place confidence in God as an action word that involves making a conscious decision. We choose to believe or we choose not to believe as both involves decision. In the biblical meaning, believing engages the depths of our hearts, not just our minds. When we believe, we link the realities mentioned earlier with a commitment to anchor our hope in Jesus. When we believe, respond to God’s Love towards us so profound it embraces all God has done for us and expects of us. Jesus passionately wants us to be complete in our relationship with him. How do we accept Jesus by faith to know God?
“For God so loved the world that He gave His ONE and ONLY SON JESUS, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life as stated in John 3:16. Sin separates mankind from God. The chasm separating us from God is both wide and deep as a result of our inheriting a fatal defect at birth. Because of this we have lived our lives independently from him. So the Bible emphasizes stark reality: “For all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God” in Romans 3:23. This is the exact reason why we need a Saviour. Second, understand who Jesus is, and what he has done for us. Jesus bridged the wide gulf that separates us from God. He came to earth as the Son of God. He was born to a virgin. He led a sinless life, died and was buried. He rose again and later went up into heaven where He is Lord and Christ. So Jesus Alone is Qualified to be the remedy for our sins. What Jesus did totally satisfied God’s requirements. The Bible says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His ONE and ONLY Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John: 3:16). “We begin our new, personal relationship with God as we repent and believe.” Repent and believe! We begin our new, personal relationship with God when we repent and believe. To repent is to say, Father,”God, help me. I want to turn toward you and away from the life I’ve lived on my own. I am sorry for who I’ve been and what I have done and I want to permanently change. I receive your gift of forgiveness for my sins.” To believe is to affirm for ourselves the reality that Jesus is the Son of God, the One who died for our sins, and to receive him as our Savior and Lord. This emphatically promised in John’s Gospel says: “To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12). Begin Now Would you like to receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour? If you would, you can pray a prayer to God like this: “Jesus I need you. I repent for the life I’ve lived apart from you. Thank you for dying on the cross to take the penalty for my sins. I believe you are God’s Son and I now receive you as my Lord and Saviour. I commit my life to follow you.” This is the greatest Love Gift you will ever receive because it lasts into eternity.
God Chose JERUSALEM out of all the cities in the world so His Name Will BE There. For this FAVOUR upon Israel and the Jewish people they have endured so many attacks and hatred due to envy and jealousy. Whole days in Israel are dedicated to commemorate various celebrations in memory of holocaust victims and survivors. Today the 27th of January is again a reminder of rescue of survivors from Auschwitz. Other places where Jews plus other ethnic minorities suffered untold torture are Remembered in UN Museums and other Friends of Jews museums. These atrocities and sufferings continue and have taken on a new strategy. Instead of directly burning ALIVE now kill softly by hatred, bigotry, ignorance, economic hardships because of lack of the understanding that all people belong to the Creator God. People may not like how God made them or others but that is a bone to pick with God. To attack other people just because of privilege, or religious fanatics is ignorance. This is because the person being attacked has no control over God’s Choice over their colour, favour of God, height, circumstances. Some families continue to poison with toxic hatred innocent children to carry on enmity. One cannot inherit enmity as it affects the next generations that carries such vengeance burden so do not stand by to endorse all hatred and discriminations.Each year many people are groomed so encouraged and sponsored end up losing their lives in prime life needlessly. The venom of hatred is intense and blinding that it destroys all involved so there is hardly winners of hatred. Instead of tolerance to teach people the world belongs to God Who Sees Fit to put all sorts of people on earth, people continue mocking GOD’S Creation to their own hurt. Any time a racist comment is directed at others it is referring to GOD’S Own Masterpiece Handiwork. It is is questioning GOD’S Wisdom for daring to allow a person to be what God made them to be. With regard to GOD’S gifts, callings or His Decision to Choose Israel as God’s Role Model Nation, that is not the fault of those chosen. So anyone not agreeing with God BIGGER Plans and Agenda to let God Do His Work to Complete His Kingdom so everyone finally recognises the eternal everlasting mission of God. Sabotaging or attacking GOD’S Plans does not stop God from Doing What He is Doing. Nobody can Conquer God ALMIGHTY. Jesus defeated the devil to prove GOD’S KINGDOM will come on earth whether people like it or not. So it is better to surrender to God’s Purposes and Plans according to His Words. For they shall surely come to pass in Jesus Name. Killing GOD’S Messengers does not stop God’s Own Kingdom and never will. People fighting God destroy their own future separating themselves from God. God is not driving them away but it is own repulsive action that deprives them from the Privilege of God’s Presence. Do not tolerate hatred.Whether you like it or not, God Made Some Choices, so does not need your approval get over it people are different. Unfortunately it becomes too late after death to cross over to change the mind. The rich man found out too late after devil deceived him with wealth he did not share but did not take into heaven either. He could not buy his entry into heaven with all that wealth. Wealth is great to help function on the earth but those who extort wealth in holocaust and other exploitation gather evidence for God to judge them with for hurting His people. Jesus told the disciples to not carry purse, money, spare clothing or sandals. They gave up fishing and followed Jesus Who trained them in His Ministry. Although they may not be rich on the world’s terms, they left eternal legacy of Scripture still saving people from all tribes and nations today. They seat around GOD’S Throne by achieving the Godly standard Jesus designed for them. Thousands of years later they are part of history because of obedience to God. They paid hefty price for salvation so today people are being saved. Those people being mocked as believers for siding with God and obeying GOD’S Plan and Purpose be encouraged in the end God wins. Of course one may not quit work to be full time missionary like the apostles but God uses everyone in His Own Way for His Glory. Why do you fight the ones God chooses to mind His Own Business? Rather support GOD’S Desire to put His Name in Jerusalem. For God Will Come From Heaven to Dwell in Jerusalem one day even if people believe it or not. It is those saved that have eternal salvation to dwell with God forever in peace. So pursue peace and Pray for peace of Jerusalem for GOD’S Choice for SALVATION in Jesus Name.
The Bible says in Proverbs 16:32 that the person who rules over his own spirit and slow to anger is better than mighty man who conquers and rules a city. For he who rules his own spirit is better than he who takes a city. So many people want make great name globally by themselves by putting landmarks to prove they own power. But that does not impress God much. God Already Owns everything including all silver and gold.God says start first conquering yourself. To rule one’s spirit means focus more first on yourself as the living sermon whose example attract others to want to change. Therefore Christianity teaches the believer that charity begins at home with your own household before trying to reach out to others. Ruling the spirit strengthens own inner spirit first before trying to piggy back by carrying others.In addition, Ezekiel 3:33 and Ezekiel 33:3 says as watchman intercessor share your the Testimony of Jesus Christ but let hearers make up their minds. Pray for those witnessed to and leave them in GOD’S Hands for the Holy Spirit to touch their lives. Can you rule your own spirit? God’s people need to be rock solid, able to rule our own spirit. We do not want to find ourselves falling apart during the storms of life so must be strong in God.Edify yourself by praying in your holy language, and filling yourself with His word and living a lifestyle of worship. You will begin to see changes in how you handle every day situations. Be blessed young ones! Do not waste time forcing people to be converted or spend energy fighting or killing people to take the city in GOD’S Name. The Bible says leave the sheep and goats or the wheat and the tares for Master Jesus to come to sort them out. A Christian’s job is to love people, share Gospel Good News. The trouble is many people want to remove splinter in other people’s eyes before taking noticing the log in own eyes. As a result they become very angry and frustrated for not being able to rule and control the other people. Self righteous anger drives people to want to coerce to enforce perceived superior sophisticated ideas to rule others against their will. Thereby imposing contradictory values and laws that destroy others in process. Yet God sees fit to create various people with many standards suitable according to God’s creation. Anyone trying to attack others to change them is not ruling his own spirit by using anger.Ruling one’s spirit is thetrfore life -long commitment and duty of care to oneself. At the sameone one looks after interest of others to help them. God does not call people to undermine others in order to promote themselves. Instead, God calls people to build up others in Kingdom of God rainbow colours. Vengeance belongs to God to deal with those who reject His Word or His Son Jesus Christ. Empathy is essential to understand other people even if we do not agree with their views.CHRISTIAN believers are not to engage in arguments that end up in fights over religious beliefs. Christ is great example to follow in how He led as A Servant Of God in Service to God. Jesus came to serve to give Life as Ransom for many. He Gave His Life so did not take people’s lives to force them into submission. To rule one’s spirit requires a consideration for others, serving and respecting them.For centuries Christianity is giving opportunity to all people of their own free will to accept Jesus Christ for now. Eventually, when the time of the Gentiles is up, God will ensure a final chance SALVATION then GOD’S Wrath Anger Will be poured on those who reject Christ. God has set His Own time to deal with resistant unbelievers so it is not the CHRISTIAN believers duty to do so. A Christian calling is to rule His Own Spirit then support and guide others to rule their own spirit to grow by FAITH.So proverbs 16:32 reminds all Whoever is slow to anger is better than a mighty, man and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. God help us all in Jesus Name to obey His Holy Words which will not return void but accomplish that for which it is sent to do for GOD’S Glory. So the question is what is the true Gospel?The true Gospel is first receiving Christ personally as your Saviour then sharing Christ with others in love without any pressure, threats, or force. Jesus came to save lives from sin and destruction to give life more abundantly into eternity. So Christian message of the cross is to win souls for God not kill them. Those who love God preserves lives for GOD’S Ultimate Judgement day. Rule your own spirit first before trying to rule others.
Those who insist on ruling others first without ruling their own spirit destroy themselves. They destroy others and so bring GOD’S judgement in the process upon themselves in error. God does not want anyone to use his rebellion in His Name to justify barbaric acts against others while they cannot even rule their own spirit. God asks all to give account for their faith actions and behaviours in Jesus Name.
God in His Wisdom has given mankind all that pertains to life in nature to help thrive and flourish on earth. God has given tree bearing fruits with seed life to continue replenishing the earth. Today is exciting New Year’s Day in Judaism: Tu B’Shvat (15th of Shevat), also known as Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanot (New Year for Trees). One way in which this day is celebrated around the world, but especially here in Israel, is through heightened ecological awareness. We see the earliest blooming of trees at this time of the year, so it is fitting school children throughout the country will be out planting trees today.Tithing Trees in Torah and Bible says, “When you enter the land and plant any kind of fruit tree, regard its fruit as forbidden [orlah / foreskin]. For three years you are to consider it forbidden [arelim / having a foreskin or uncirmumcised]; it must not be eaten. In the fourth year all its fruit will be holy, an offering of praise to the LORD.” (Leviticus 19:23–24). In the Torah and in the Bible, tithes are offered in accordance with written laws included such commodities as cattle, the “five grains,” wine, olive oil, and the fruit of the trees(Leviticus 27:30–33).
However, Leviticus 19:23 forbids the eating of fruit from any tree during the first three years of its growth. The first Hebrew word translated in most English Bibles asforbidden is orlah (f), which literally means foreskin. The second is a related word: arel(m). It means having a foreskin or uncircumcised, which best describes something that has not yet been sanctified/ made holy. Jesus prayed intensely in the Bethlehem Garden of Gethsemane where in agony sweated blood and tears. Jesus called on God to remove cup of sacrifice of death if possible however Jesus went through and gave His life as a Ransom for many.This tree is still standing strong and also bearing olive for thousands of years. The tree endures many years continuing to flourish bearing witness to Christ in agony. In the fourth year, however, all of the fruit becomes holy by offering it to the Lord; that is, all of it is tithed as an offering of praise and thanksgiving to God. Clementines grow well in Israeli in citrus groves. Only in the fifth year may the fruit be eaten, so it is important to establish a date on which the year of tithing begins. Much of ancient Israel, it generally depended on the particular crop with land crops beginning their tithe year on the 1st of Tishrei, which is the calendar year’s Rosh Hashanah or New Year. Rabbi Hillel (c. 110–10 BC) set the tithe year for fruit trees beginning on 15th of Shevat (today). On tithing calendar, by the Jewish community still today, if a tree were planted yesterday, it also celebrates its second birthday today. (Judaism 101). Traditionally, Tu B’Shvat, is the day the age of a tree is taken into consideration for purpose of tithing. So Tithing is essential today as GOD’S Due.First fruit portion of all things including wealth, assets, property, time, days and other gifts given. To remember that it is God who gives power to get wealth.So the Feast of Tu B’Shvat remembers to commemorate and thank God for He said, “I give you seed-bearing plants on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” (Genesis 1:29). In every seed inbuilt regrowth for the earth to have more than enough to feed all. It is important people work in line with God not to ruin beautiful organic natural rich environment provided. This is a holiday about rebirth, renewal, and conservation; it is about giving, and it is about enjoying the fruit God blessed us with. Though businesses are opened today, we commemorate the day by eating fruits given to us on the land in particular, 7 species mentioned in Deuteronomy 8:8, considered most abundant produce of Land of Israel:
• Wheat (chitah)
• Barley (se’orah)
• Grapes (gefen), consumed as wine
• Figs (te’enah)
• Pomegranates (rimon)
• Olives (zayit), consumed in oil form
• Dates (tamar or d’vash).
Because of their significance in the Land, these seven species also became the traditional produce offering called the bikkurim (firstfruits), which the Jewish People first brought to the Levites and later to the priests who served at the Temple and who didn’t own land of their own. We find this law of tithing in Deuteronomy 26:1–2: “When you have entered the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance and have taken possession of it and settled in it, take some of the firstfruits of all that you produce from the soil of the land the LORD your God.Take the fruit God is giving you and put them in a basket. Then go to the place the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling for His Name.” The bikkurim offering ended when the Temple was destroyed in AD 70. Today, Tu B’Shvat has come to symbolize and celebrate the spiritual and physical connection to God, as well as to the Land of Israel. It is the duty of all believers to bring the harvest to GOD’S House to thank God for making crops grow yielding bumper harvests to feed all mankind. People Can Be Like Trees: “Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in Him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” (Jeremiah 17:7–8). This day has spiritual relevance to us because the Bible often associates people with trees and their fruit. Starting in the Middle Ages, the holiday of Tu B’Shvat began to be celebrated as a festive occasion in line with the 3rd century writings of the Mishnah (book of rabbinic discussions), which first called it “Rosh Hashanah” or “New Year.” Starting in the 16th century in the Land of Israel, Rabbi Yitzchak Luria of Safed began to celebrate it as a seder to Passover seder. This seder, though, was a celebration of the Tree of Life. Though bikkurim offering ended when Temple was destroyed in AD 70. Today, Tu B’Shvat symbolizes spiritual celebration and physical connection to God, as well as to the Land of Israel. This logo of Volcan Institute Agricultural Research Organization in Ben Shemen, Israel reflects the Seven Species and their centrality to Israeli Jewish People.
Starting in the Middle Ages, holiday of Tu B’Shvat began celebrated as festive occasion in line with the 3rd century writings of the Mishnah (book of rabbinic discussions), which first called it “Rosh Hashanah “New Year.” Started in the 16th century in the Land of Israel, Rabbi Yitzchak Luria of Safed began to celebrate it as a seder similar to the Passover seder. This seder, though, was a celebration of Tree of Life diagram of Sephirot 10 spheres, representing realm of Yahweh’s spiritual universe. The seder is called in Hebrew the P’ri Etz Hadar, which means The Fruit of the Beautiful Tree. Incorporated in the seder are blessings designed to strengthen the Tree of Life. References the “Four Worlds” or emanations linked with the roots, trunk, branches, leaves of a tree. Traditionally Tu B’Shvat seder would end with prayer states in part: “May all the sparks scattered by our hands, or by the hands of our ancestors, or by the sin of first human against the fruit of the tree, be returned to include in majestic might of Tree of Life.” There is suggestion repairing of environment leads ecologically-minded Jews living in Israel to re-establish the Tu B’Shvat seder to promote ecological issues.This day has spiritual relevance to us because the Bible often associates people with trees and their fruit. But why does the Bible relate man to a tree? The Talmud (Taanit 5b) tells of a man who was traveling through the desert when he came across a beautiful tree with luscious fruit planted by a flowing stream. After filling himself with its bounty he asked tree: “‘Tree, O tree, with what should I bless you? Should I bless you that your fruit be sweet? Your fruit is sweet. Should I bless you that your shade be plentiful? Your shade is plentiful. A spring of water should run beneath you? A spring of water runs beneath you. ‘There is one thing with which I can bless you: May it be God’s will that all the trees planted from seeds should be like you.’”Like trees soak up nourishment available and blossom to bear sweet fruit and provide bountiful shade, a righteous person soaks up what is good (things of God) and, in turn, does good while asking nothing in return. Those blessed by the generosity naturally wish God will bless a person’s offspring physically and spiritually so they would be like them. (Chabad). Oaks of Righteousness: in the Bible Our roots draw from hidden resources nourish us so we become healthy, independent individuals impacting our communities for good. In the same way malnourished root will affect the health of the entire tree, abuse or mistreatment of a child ultimately affect quality of fruit they bear. Because malnourishment affects the various stages of lives, we think we are weak, brokenhearted, or too oppressed to stand tall to bear righteous fruit. We delegate task to righteous people.
Jesus promised through the power of His Anointed One, the most wounded person we become oak of righteousness who bears bountiful fruit. Whoever believes in Jesus Christ, Scripture has rivers of living water will flow within them.” (John 7:38) In infancy, the root of a tree soaks in send out nourishment. develops into sturdy freestanding trunk produces healthy fruit or lush foliage. Isaiah proclaimed promise when prophesied words of Anointed One saying, “The Spirit of Sovereign LORD is on me, for the LORD anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion to bestow a crown of beauty instead of ashes, oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise not a spirit of despair. “They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for display of God’s splendour in Isaiah 61:1–3. The Good News is the Lord’s Anointed One has come and He has become the hidden Anointed Spring nourishing us. Unlike a tree, we must choose to tap into this nourishment so that it can run through us and transform us into oaks of righteousness. This Spring has been available for nearly 2,000 years when a newly immersed rabbi read the above words of Isaiah, closed the scroll, and declared. Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing (Luke 4:21). Great Rabbi Yeshua HaMashiach Jesus, the Anointed One Messiah, declared, “Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them is a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:14). Others see transformation from ashes to beauty, from mourning to joy come to know glory splendour of our Lord Anointed One becomes oaks too. Tu B’Shvat Celebrates the Environment.“Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. … “ (Genesis 1:28). In modern times, in Israel, the holiday of Tu B’Shvat is associated with a concern for the environment. Israel is a small country and much of it is arid desert. It cannot afford to waste what resources it has; as a result of God’s prophetic timing, personal ingenuity, and necessity, Israel has shown itself to lead in the preserving environment. For instance, Israel is able to reclaim sewage for agricultural uses and turn billions of gallons of seawater into fresh drinkable water, which is now being used to replace and replenish the diminished water tables and resources. Israel can even extract water from the air. In the past, water flowed southward mostly from the Sea of Galilee, which has suffered falling levels due to repeated years of drought or near drought. But today, water is being pumped from Israel’s five seawater desalination projects to the north of the country for agriculture and personal use.Israel’s reverse osmosis facility in city of Ashkelon is the world’s largest example of desalination plant. By 2016, 50 % tap water in Israel will be from desalination in addition to much of the water used for agriculture. As oak of righteousness Israel has been sharing its ingenuity to help solve drought in environment. The concern for the environment does not stop only with water conservation. According to the World Wildlife Fund, Israel is ranked as the second highest Cleantech country in the world. Over 83% of Israeli homes use solar energy to create hot water the highest percentage in the world. The country treats 92 percent of wastewater and 75 percent reused in agriculture. This too is the highest rate in the world. Israeli company came up with drip irrigation work to implement it throughout the world. Israelis also use special diets and scientific innovation to produce more milk per cow than other countries company based in religious kibbutz is world’s largest producer of natural pesticides. Scientists discovered bacteria “eats” petroleum used to clean spills. Israel is one of two countries in the world where the deserts are shrinking rather than expanding, and its air is one of cleanest with CO2 emissions at 11.02 per capita which is half of that of the US. It is the only country in the world to enter the present century with a net gain in its number of trees, and in areas that are mostly desert. In the past 50 years the country has planted over 260 million trees. Recycling, Israel’s 20 % more of its plastic bottles as compared with America or other parts of the world doing it for the past ten years. It is estimated that if something is not done URGENTLY globally half the sea will be consumes by plastic waste. Today in the fields d Tu B’Shvat is not just celebrating trees. It is a celebration of all God’s creation and, most importantly, it reminds us of our ability to tap into the anointing waters of Yeshua HaMashiach for our spiritual nourishment growth. On Tu B’Shvat, we have an opportunity to consider our rootedness.
1. To God be the glory,
Great things He hath done,
So loved He the world that
He gave us His Son, Who yielded His life Atonement redemption for sin,
And opened the life-gate that
All may go in.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,Let the earth hear His voice;Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, Let the people rejoice; Oh, come to the Father, through Jesus the Son, And give Him the glory; great things He hath done.
2 Oh, perfect redemption, the purchase of blood, To every believer the promise of God; The vilest offender who truly believes, That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.
3 Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done, And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son; But purer, and higher, and greater will be Our wonder, our transport when Jesus we see.
From heaven Jesus sees us daily and also knows our names written in His Book of Life. Remember God records all actions done by you for His Glory but erases all sin because of Jesus Christ. Boldly share the testimony of Jesus. Pray for family friends and loved ones to be saved for family circle to be complete in heaven in GOD’S Presence. Pray for enemies too.God is inviting all through Jesus in their to live in hope no matter circumstances of life. Jesus came to redeem the vilest offender to cleanse and wash them by His Precious Blood. The Powerful blood of Jesus reaches the highest mountain, flows in the lowest valley, reaches the widest sea and touches deepest crevice. God is able to forgive sin and nail it to cross out of the way of the repented sinner. God is waiting for more people to be saved so the Holy Spirit is restraining worst forms of evil in great tribulation. Cling to God as never before as you mind your business with hope assurance being confident God is Faithful as promised to rescue in rapure while some left behind. Maybe you are not sure if God will ever Forgive or accept you because you feel too lost to return to GOD’S Loving Arms. Jesus opens His arms widely on cross to receive you no matter what you have done. Man may condemn and judge you for your mistakes, but God is Merciful and Graciouscso will restore you forever if you can accept His Love for you. No matter all the negatives things you are told by people, make sure you make peace with God and your loved ones. You do not want to be the devil’s neighbour in hell that was exclusively reserved for satan. The devil is desperate to lure and seduce through deception many people to join him in hell. Make sure you are notvfoolrd by the devil in Jesus Name. Let this song reassure the vilest offender who truly believes that God pardons sin repented of in Jesus Name.