Christianity is far beyond religion. It's God's kingdom alive.
The Man, Christ Jesus
1. THE MAN CHRIST JESUS!!
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time (1 Timothy 2:5 - 2:6 KJV). If you dont know what Jesus came to do,you cannot tell His msg.
This is the message. The message is based on what Jesus came to do. Every Christian ought to know what He came to do. We are the ones He gave His life for.
The message is encapsulated in one thought. :
It's about Jesus and His liquid love,
love that flows.
Its about His love,
forgiveness and righteousness.
God poured, lavished His love upon us. He expressed and directed the love to us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
He gave his life for the purpose of saving us. It will make you understand the value God placed on us. Jesus and His vicarious life defines my life. He thought I was worth His life and He gave His life for me. The Father loves us same way He loves Jesus. In the mind of God I'm as important to the Father as Jesus. The life I live now is the life of the son of God.
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me (Galatians 2:20 KJV).
What He gave His life for was me. I must live the dream of God. I'm gonna live God's dream. He wanted me and gave His life for me. I refused to live a poor or ordinary life. I must live to justify the worth of His blood. I'm confident. I'm an heir of God and joint heir with Christ.
It lifts my thinking. I think differently. I choose my words , I'm royalty, not ordinary. He thought I was something, valuable. He didn't wait for me to qualify first. He just loved me and gave His life for me. I must be something for him to have died for me. I'm special. I'm not only going to think, but talk and act like that. It doesn't matter what my next door neighbour thinks. I'm special to God.
He gave His life that I may have His life. Ofcourse I'm special. I know I'm special. Practice walking special. You're royalty. I'll fulfil God's dream for me.
He came from God and He proved it. Jesus Christ was proved to be the Son of God by power. Even when they buried Him, they thought it was over. People were always divided about Him. Some loved Him, others hated Him.
An Angel came from heaven like lightening, rolled the stone and Jesus rose from the dead. The disciples came to witness the wonder and the miracle. They thought someone took His body away. Mary waited and thought was he an angel. The voice was familiar. She was there when He died in a supernatural way. She was there.
He told her to go tell the other disciples. God is now His Father and our Father. She couldn't wait. She ran to tell them that they will meet Him in galilee.
Peter and John ran to the grave to see for themselves. John said that when He saw the clothes, He believed that Jesus had resurrected. He's alive! There was news everywhere.
Thomas came unbelieving. He didn't believe when he was told. He wanted to see and touch Him.
Then came Jesus. Everyone including Thomas was shaking. There was so much power. The blood of Jesus was extraordinary. Years ago I was sitting on a bed and Jesus came in, there was so much power that even the walls showed His divine presence. I fell face down at his presence.
Now, He said, Thomas, come, touch me. Put your fingers into my hands and touch my side. He felt the scars of the wounds... He felt it and called Him my Lord and my God.... Jesus said Blessed are those who have not seen, yet, they believe.
They just keep looking at Him. He was a different Man. They saw Him die. He's come back to life! What are we going to do with our lives. They wanted to run out and preach. He called them and told them to wait until they are empowered with power from on high.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:8 KJV).
After instructing them, Jesus levitated. He ascended. man went back to God, it shows that there's a life beyond here. He went beyond the clouds. One day, He will come back the same way He went. This gospel is about the life He gave up and took it up again and ascended into heaven.
Jesus brought forgiveness. There's no forgiveness in religion. Forgiveness is only in Jesus. In other religions, you've got to pay for your sins and you're unable to atone for the sins. What's their hope? Is there anyone that's been where they're going?
Jesus being there with God and He's coming back. How would they atone for their sins? Forgiveness only in Jesus. As He was dying, with all the terrible and excruciating pain, He asked the Father to forgive them. Nobody could do that, but Jesus did. It was real. It was liquid love. He asked for their forgiveness. He made forgiveness possible. It's now possible for you to have a record of righteousness as though you never sinned. He forgives and erases all your sins, that's why we preach not only the remission but the forgiveness of sins. That's wonderful. What a gospel. Jesus forgives and gives you power to live beyond your errors.
It's about His righteousness. Oh boy. The nature and power to always do right. His very nature. You don't know what's right or wrong until you use Jesus and His word to find out. Something can be right and be wrong in various countries. It's God that determines righteousness. Only God can show us rightness in praise and adoration. You can't stand before Him without praising Him. He's too glorious. He's too great. Jesus made this world. Did you know that you are His creature? He created you.
If any man be in Christ, he's a new creature.
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV).
You can only know this creature with a light of God. It's a living specie of something special. Something different. It's a new kind of man. Glory to God. There's something more glorious on your inside. Your body is not you. Greater is He that's in me. I know who I am. It's about His righteousness, his truthfulness. His light. We think like Him. His word is in us. We've been declared righteous. We are His righteousness. There's a marked difference here.
Made righteous means He's presented you before the Father. He qualifies you as a gift. Now, He's made me righteous.
I stand in His righteousness. It's a gift. With that, I'm brought into the presence of the Father and declared righteous. It's about the gospel.
When He died, we all died in Christ. He died for us, so, we died. I believe and accept that He did it for me. In the mind of God, all their sins are paid for. He died for everybody.
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:17 - 5:19KJV).
Go tell everyone that God is not against you. He's not counting your sin against you. He's brought you a gift.
For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17 KJV).
Righeouness is a gift, you don't qualify for it. Go and teach and explain the message of salvation to everybody. It produces result to those that accept and believe.
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: (Romans 5:1 KJV).
You're born again the presence of God. You're now the bona fide son of God. You're justified. Nothing is wrong with you. There's inherent rightouness in you. You now have a new life superior to Satan and the cohorts of hell. You're acquitted. No guilt. Justified.
He has made me the very expression of His righteousness. His perfect nature,His prove of His righteousness, expression of His light, expression of His grace What a song. What a change. Amazing grace how sweet thou sound.I know who i am. My life is full of Glory!
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him (2 Corinthians 5:20 - 5:21 KJV).
Glory to God. The expression of His righteousness. Go ye therefore and make students of all nations. When I show up, you know that God is good. I light up everywhere. Why live the wrong life when you can be the expression of God's righteousness. I'm the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Manifestation of the righteousness of God.I am full of His Glory, Love, Power and Victory!!! Hallelujah! I have His Nature.
We are ambassadors of Christ. We beseech you to do things God's way. Can you talk like that? Meditate upon it. I'm the expression of His light, rightness, nature, etc. respond to it. Make confessions and declarations in line with this. You'll be amazed at the result you will get. I'm full of power and life and nature, I'm born of Him.
Heb 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
Isa 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Ac 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
Joe 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions