Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Jesus Who?

Jesus Who?
by David Brenneman 

So many in this world consider the name of Jesus Christ to be that of a swear word or possibly even that of a good friend or good buddy.  Some have some false idea that He was created and was equal to Satan. 

Many more in this world don't believe they are guilty enough for God to judge against them.  They "hope" He will take their good and bad together and cut them some slack.  

Do you know this exact scenario is written about in the Bible?  People from the centuries standing before King Jesus watching their good deeds and bad deeds being reviewed.  But then, when all is said and done. When there's no more to be seen.  THE book of Life is opened.  That book where the names of those who trusted in the name of Jesus Christ for salvation were written down by the Spirit of God. 

Is your name written there?  My Dear Reader, look at what's happening in our world. Indeed the world focus is shifting back towards Israel. Bible Prophecy is picking back up again. We are indeed heading for the Ezekiel 38 war.  In the news I read of a British Commander telling his troops to prepare. Soon they will probably meet Russia on the battlefield. 
Syria is a hotspot.  Damascus is in Syria.  There's a Bible Prophecy specific to Damascus that hasn't come true...yet. We could be on the precipice of that fulfillment.  The Ezekiel 38 war involves the key players who are unifying in this very hour of human history. Iran, Turkey and Russia.  Even the Palestinians are reporting that Israel is making plans to take the Temple Mount, wipe it clean and begin building the new Temple.  

I don't believe in coincidence, I do however, believe in Godinstances.  Jesus said plainly, no parable involved, that not one jot or tittle would pass away from the Word of God.  Every single prophecy will come true.  There's less than 500 left of the thousands in the Bible. 

Jesus Christ wasn't just a good guy. Jesus Christ wasn't some made up person. Jesus Christ came to save those who would come to Him for salvation.  There is salvation in no one else. Look at Jewish history.  THEY persecuted the early Church. THEY tried to stop what God the Father had started with 12 men and some women.  Satan cares not for people. He doesn't care who he manipulates and gets killed or who's lived he ruins.  He loves apathetic people.  Loves it when Christians say they are but don't live it.
He will go as far as he's permitted to destroy lives and people's. 

Jesus is indeed coming soon.  Me, personally, I feel that it's really really soon.   Soon He will stand up in. Heaven and all who are there will know why He is doing so.  

That part about the Book of Life.  Revelation 20:11-15 NASB "Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. 13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them; and they were judged, each one of them according to their deeds. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.  And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire."

God the Father has placed the absolute greatest respect and authority to only one Name.  That of Jesus Christ. 

"so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Philippians 2:10-11 NASB 

There you have it.  

People even 5 years old refused to believe the direction of this world couldn't go where it is today.  5 years.  That's not long at all.  Look at this world.  It's not going through climate change. It's getting ready for the return of its Creator.  

People wondered for over 2,000 years at the part of Revelation where nobody could buy or sell without the mark of the beast on the back of their hand or on their forehead.  Mastercard is experimenting with such a method of transaction right now. 

There is no other name under heaven by which you must be saved.  The name of Jesus Christ.  When Jesus does return, several things will happen.  Those who have already died in Christ will get a perfected, glorified body that will reunite with their spirit and soul.  Those who are alive and remain will have their bodies transformed. All who are in Christ Jesus will leave for Heaven.  Then the horrific judgments of God will soon begin for the next 7 years.  

My Dear Reader time is coming to a close to leave here with Jesus before that happens.  The Bible says so.  I firmly believe it's when that last person in this present age says yes to salvation in Christ Jesus alone, that will be it.  It will be bookends with the thief on the cross.  That last person will not have time to do things for Jesus anymore than the thief did. 

Jesus must be more than your "good buddy".  He certainly is more than that. 
He must be more than your thoughts of being a good guy or someone else's prophet.  He certainly is not a created being.  He is the Lord Christ Jesus. King of Kings and Lord of Lords. There's salvation in no other name under Heaven. 

The books on human history are closing.  7 years of Tribulation are coming.  About 2/3rds of mankind will die in those 7 short years.  Jesus will then appear for all to see. He will establish His Kingdom here on Earth and will rule on Earth personally for a thousand years.  

That's what's coming.  That's the Jesus of the Bible. That's who's name so many are maligning today.  That's the name who so many treat as a curse word.  

Salvation through Jesus Christ alone is required for entry into Heaven.  Salvation is through no other name.  

My views are born of a life that's been changed by overwhelming evidence of God's love for me through my Savior Jesus Christ.  

Romans 10:8-13 NASB "But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; 13 for “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”".

My Grandfather on my Mom's side had a favorite verse "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I am coming again and will take you to Myself, so that where I am, there you also will be." John 14:3 NASB.  He died reading his Bible.  Takes "I Can Only Imagine" to a new level.  Imagine reading the Word of God then meeting the Author face-to-face in a moment. 

Jesus is real. Jesus is coming soon.  Jesus is more than anything you can possibly imagine.  Without salvation in Christ Jesus Hell is your destination.  Painful torment paying for your sins.  Jesus took all that pain on Himself in your place if only you would come to Him, asking Him to save you, to remove your sin, and save your life.  To become the Lord of your life.  To be your Savior Himself.  Opinions don't mean anything. Salvation is available in only One Name under Heaven.  Jesus Christ said He is the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through Him.  There's no other way.  Search YouTube for "What He's Done".  Listen to the words.  


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