Many members, but One, in CHRIST!"
Have you ever met someone, that accomplished something great, or "worthy of some kind of recognition?"
Many have, and don't like to brag, or even boast, about their achievements!" Yet, others do nothing but complain about their circumstances, and the things that they are forced to endure?" Yet, I ask each of us, to consider this question; 'If we are not grateful for the little things we have now; "How will we be grateful for the great things, that our LORD, wishes to give us, in the future?" Personally, I don't see how!"
How many so-called Believers, fail to acknowledge The LORDSHIP of JESUS CHRIST, and to aim, to do, as HE, JESUS, our LORD, sends us, to do?"
I can understand, why the people of the world, will not do, what The WORD of The LIVING GOD, instructs humanity to do.
For John 1:10 reveals it by saying: “HE was in the world,” and the world did not know HIM.”
[The people of the world, did not know JESUS. And wouldn’t do, as GOD, says to do."
But why, did HIS Own, people, who had been expecting the long-awaited "MESSIAH," give JESUS, such a negative reception?" One reason, is that they were clueless in regards to knowing The TRUTH!"
They didn't know HIM, when HE looked right at them." Their eye's were veiled to perceiving such GLORY, as
2nd Corrinthians 3:14 reveals by saying": But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of The Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in CHRIST.
[Did you catch that?"] The veil is
"Taken Away in CHRIST!"
Yes, the blinders are taken off, when we embrace The LORD'S finished work of The Cross, for the remission of our sins." And then, follow HIM, as our BOSS."
And that's the only way to know The TRUTH. By following HIM, Who is, The WAY, The TRUTH, and The LIFE; no one comes to The FATHER except by JESUS.
Right!" By Believing The WORD of The LIVING GOD." For our FAITH, in GOD'S WORD, moves us to do, as HE sends us, to do."
Yes, Believing The GOSPEL, of CHRIST!"
The same GOSPEL, which if,' one Believes?" We are now called, to obey!" Yes, to call JESUS, "LORD," in that way!"
But sadly,😥 The GOSPEL of CHRIST remains widely rejected, by the vast majority of humanity." And even as people today, don’t expect the Rapture of the Church. The people in JESUS’ day, didn’t expect that their long-awaited "MESSIAH," would be BORN in a stable. They didn't expect, that he would be born among animals, where HE would be laid in a manger. "A feeding trow."
Yes, a feeding trow, where animals would eat." They didn't expect that!"
But I consider it, deeply," every time, I sit down, and read The BIBLE.
But the first century Jews, expected that their "MESSIAH" would be a political KING." That HE, JESUS, A KING = MESSIAH, would be born in a palace, and not among peasants!"
They didn't expect, that their MESSIAH, would be The HEAD of a SPIRITUAL "KINGDOM."
And that only the Believer, in CHRIST," each one, will enjoy the reign, and "GOODNESS of GOD."
Consider how Colossians 1:18-21 reveals it, by saying": And HE is The HEAD of The BODY, The Church, Who is The Beginning, The FirstBORN from the dead, that in all things HE may have the preeminence.
For it pleased The FATHER that in HIM all the fulness should dwell, and by HIM to reconcile all things to HIMSELF, by HIM, whether things on earth or things in HEAVEN, having made PEACE through The BLOOD of HIS Cross.
And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now HE has reconciled.
Our LORD, has reconciled us to HIMSELF, through The BLOOD of The Cross, of HIS Son.
But the people in the first century were blinded to GOD’S purpose in sending JESUS, "The WORD of The LIVING GOD, to reconcile this lost and dying world.
They were "blind" to GOD'S purpose, to send JESUS, to "SAVE" us from our sins.
And they had no idea, that GOD, would shortly speak to them, by HIS WORD, which was penned, and written down, in Acts 17:30-31. There, GOD, says": Truly, these times of ignorance GOD overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because HE has appointed a Day on which HE will judge the world in RIGHTEOUSNESS by The Man Whom HE has ordained. HE has given assurance of this to all by raising HIM from the dead.
[The first century Jews,' Beloved, ignored these WORDS, that John the Baptist spoke, of JESUS, when he said: "Behold, The LAMB of GOD, Who takes away the sin of the world.
"Takes away, the sin of the world?"🌎
["Yes, If the world, would only Believe!"]
But nonetheless, GOD, through John 1:29 reveals the appearance of The LAMB, like this: The next day, John saw JESUS coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The LAMB of GOD
Who takes away the sin of the world! 🌎
[Elaborating, John the Baptist, continued, by saying]: This is HE of Whom I said, 'After me comes a MAN who is preferred before me,
For HE was before me.'
JESUS CHRIST, is to be," before everyone!" For HE, was, and is, "before everyone!"
Thus, HE says": I and MY FATHER are ONE.'
["GOD, is first, and should be first!" And after JESUS, GOD'S "WORD." We should daily thirst!"
Yes, first, to thirst for, and to feed on." At least everyone, who '"is, One," in CHRIST!"
"We are, The BODY of CHRIST!"
Thus, 1st Corrinthians 12:12-14
Makes it abundantly clear, that we, The BODY of CHRIST."
Were chosen by GOD!"
"And that we," didn't choose ourselves."
Consider how it reads: For as The BODY is One and has many members, but all the members of that One BODY, being many, are One BODY, so also is CHRIST. For by One SPIRIT we were all baptized into One BODY- whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free- and have all been made to drink into one SPIRIT. For in fact The BODY is not one member but many.
[Yes, many members, Beloved!" But we are, "One, in CHRIST!"]
And simply because, we are The BODY of CHRIST, 1st Thessalonians 2:4 assures us, that "we have been approved by GOD, to be entrusted with The GOSPEL to speak, not as pleasing men, but GOD Who tests our hearts.
Well, because 1st Corrinthians 1:21 tells us, about the Wisdom of GOD, by saying: For since, in the WISDOM of GOD, the world through wisdom did not know GOD, it pleased GOD through the foolishness of the message preached to SAVE those who Believe.
Yes, "Believe," in the finished work of The Cross of CHRIST!"