Do you know, even as we are known?
Updated: Mar 18
Knowing that SALVATION," is obtained by GRACE through FAITH.
It's absolutely imperative, to Believe, and agree, with what GOD teaches."
For it's only by Believing GOD, that us, Christians,
can be FAITHFUL to our calling, to GLORIFY GOD."
Of this, HE makes us absolutely certain, by saying in 2nd Corrinthians 4:13-14
And since we have the same SPIRIT of FAITH, according to what is written, "I Believed, and therefore I spoke," we also Believe and therefore speak, knowing that HE Who raised up The LORD JESUS will also raise us up with JESUS, and will present us with you.
[With that, said, Beloved," surely you know,
that our LORD, would have us speak about what HE accomplished on The Cross, in order to wash us of our sins? To cleanse us, and make us, acceptable in HIS sight?"
'O How HE suffered and died on The Cross,
in order to SAVE us from the consequence of our sins." Isn't it that,
"what JESUS, is even now, sending us to do?
Well, please know that when I approach people to speak to them about our LORD'S finished work of The Cross, for the remission of sins."
I often hear, this response:
“I’m all right, I Believe in GOD!”
But our discussions later reveal, that their FAITH is really in their religion, or their own goodness";
but not in "The WORD" Of The LIVING GOD -
Let me give you an example;
"Religious people often tell me that they believe that CHRIST, was sinless, and physically taken to HEAVEN.
But that, HIS mother, Mary, was also!"
I then, ask them, if they are aware, that The HOLY SCRIPTURES, don't teach that?" I assure them, that GOD is seeking FAITH, and humility.
For one, being humble; will be willing to hear, and listen to what GOD'S WORD teaches them.
Consider what James 4:6-7 declares:
"GOD resists the proud,
but gives GRACE to the humble."
[Right!" Those who are proud, will resist the teachings of The WORD of The LIVING GOD, and often say: "My religion teaches what's right, and true!" And then, with a proud look on their face," they walk away.
But to those who are humble, and interested in what GOD'S WORD, teaches;
GOD'S WORD assures us, that only CHRIST, "is without sin.
And, HE, HIMSELF,
is "The TRUTH that sets one free of all condemnation."
For only, HE, is referred to in SCRIPTURE,
"As The sinless LAMB of GOD, Who takes away, the sin of the world.🌎
Every last human being, that's been conceived by sexual relations, between man, and woman; Is born with sin, and is counted among sinners."
And no one, needs to teach us how to lie, steal, or blaspheme "GOD'S NAME."
We are each born sinful, "and in need of a SAVIOR!"
Even, Mary, the mother of JESUS, knowing herself; that she was in need of a SAVIOR."
Spoke these words from Luke 1:46-47
My soul magnifies The LORD, and my spirit
has rejoiced in GOD, my SAVIOR.
["With that said, and clearly written; "Who is it, then, that is in need, of a SAVIOR?" Who?
One, who is without sin?" Or one, who like each of us, has fallen short of The GLORY Of GOD, and broken GOD'S commandments?
Romans 3:23 assures us, that all have sinned, and fall short of The GLORY of GOD.
That's easy enough to understand; that we've all sinned, and broken GOD'S commands!"
Yet many people prefer to embrace the teachings of religion, and refuse to embrace GOD'S WORD.
They prefer the teachings of religion,
even if those teachings contradict the teachings of GOD, written in The BIBLE."
For example, I tell religious people, whom The HOLY SPIRIT sends me to; "That GOD teaches through Mathew 13:55-56, that Mary, and Joseph, had other children, after CHRIST, our LORD, was born.
Let me share it with you, and get your thoughts on it. "It reads:
Is this not the carpenter's son?
Is not HIS mother called Mary? And HIS brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas?
And HIS sisters, are they not all with us?
Where then did this Man get all these things?
[ Many don't agree with that passage of SCRIPTURE."
They’ve been taught through Catholicism, that besides, GOD; Mary," was also without sin."
But does anyone really Believe, that GOD, can lie, and bear false witness?"
I agree with what's written in The BIBLE, and believe it to be The WORD of The LIVING GOD!
And I won't agree with anyone who calls, GOD, a liar!"
I know that 1st John 5:10
He whoBelieve in The Son of GOD has the witness in himself; he who does not Believe GOD has made HIM a liar, because he has not Believed the testimony that GOD has given of HIS Son.
[Do you understand, "I ask them?
The unbelieving, and religious element of the world; "Does not Believe that JESUS CHRIST, "is The WORD of The LIVING GOD."
And some, who say that they do; "Don't believe that HE is, The CREATOR of everything,
and HE, Who spoke from a burning bush, saying to Moses in Exodus 3:14 :
And GOD said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM."
And HE said, "Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.' "
[They don't understand, that GOD, being the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Revealed HIMSELF, in John 8:58 by saying:
"Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM."
And so, I say to them:
JESUS CHRIST, "The Great 'I AM," has sent me to you. "Yes, to tell you that genuine FAITH, "is able to SAVE, every Believer."
For genuine FAITH," is based on The TRUTH of GOD’S WORD, that speaks of the finished work of The Cross of CHRIST, for the remission of sins."
Genuine FAITH, Beloved,
Rests solely, on what The BIBLE teaches, about The LORD'S death on The Cross. HIS burial, and RESURRECTION, on the third day.
For that's the work that GOD finished, in order to take the sin of the world, 🌎 away!"
A certain gentleman I once spoke to, admitted his fear of death, and respectfully said, “if you’re not afraid of dying," it's only because you know something I don’t!”
And because, I, "and every child of GOD;
know Whom, we have Believed.
We know The TRUTH!" And HE, Beloved, knows us.
Thus, our LORD, JESUS, through Hebrews 2:13-16 speaks to us, saying:
"I will put my trust in HIM."
"Here I AM and the children whom GOD has given me."
Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, HE ["JESUS"] HIMSELF likewise also shared in the same, that through death HE might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For indeed HE does not give aid to Angels but HE does to the seed of Abraham.
[And Beloved, "we are, the seed of Abraham;
who first Believed, "The WORD" of The LIVING GOD - JESUS CHRIST.]
And because, we haveBelieved,
Ecclesiastes 3 reveals the need for a GOD-instructed FAITH."
It depicts the unpleasant side of LIFE: injustice everywhere, and then, inevitably, death!"
It expresses that nonbelievers, seeing no reason for hope, conclude that nonexistence, is better, than LIFE itself."
People," having no FAITH in CHRIST, have absolutely no confidence that GOD, will ultimately, make all things right."
"Because they don't Believe!"
But a GOD-instructed FAITH, "teaches us to focus on HIS WORD," JESUS CHRIST; "And to follow HIM, Who leads us with TRUTH."
Unto Everlasting LIFE!"
In John 14:6 HE exclaims:
"I AM The WAY, The TRUTH, and The LIFE;
no one comes to The FATHER except through ME.
[And everyone, who Believes HIM."
Will follow HIM, calling HIM, LORD.
But not with the mouth!"
But by our obedience to share The GOSPEL, in order to SAVE those who Believe."
We will do as, HE, our LORD; Instructs us, to do!" Yes, and even, not, to do."
Only that kind of FAITH, Beloved,
accompanies everlasting LIFE, and brings us comfort, in knowing; "that we are known by GOD."
For GOD, by 2nd Timothy 2:19 assures us,
Nevertheless the solid foundation of GOD stands, having this seal: "The LORD knows those who are HIS," and, "Let everyone who name's The NAME of CHRIST depart from iniquity."
[Being obedient to CHRIST, our LORD,
gives us confidence, that we will be called up into the clouds on "the Day of JESUS CHRIST."
Because through Philippians 1:6-8
GOD, assures us of the work, that HE has begun in our hearts. "Saying:
being confident of this very thing, that HE
Who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the Day of JESUS CHRIST; just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of The GOSPEL, you all are partakers with me of GRACE.
For GOD is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of JESUS CHRIST.
["I LOVE you,