Jesus said. "I and my Father are One". "If you've seen ME, you've seen the Father".
Thomas the Apostle, kneeling, crying, said to the RISEN Lord Jesus....."My Lord and my God. "
Jesus is the Living Bread who came down from Heaven to take you back to Heaven.
Do you see Jesus smiling at you all the time? He is...
Imagine Jesus wrapping His arms around you, and hugging your soul, as that is how Deeply He is able to touch you on the inside where you need it the most.
Looking into the face of Jesus, you see the smile of God smiling back at YOU.
Jesus is The Light of the World He Created.
When Jesus said "Lazareth come forth" He was careful not to just say "come forth", as had He said this, then all the Graves on the entire planet would have released their Dead.
Soon He is going to appear and say "RISE" and all who are dead "in Christ" will, and all the Living Born Again shall see their Holy King, Savior, and Lord.
Jesus is The Grace of God.
Jesus is The Blood Atonement.
Jesus is Redemption.
Jesus is Salvation.
Jesus is Lord.
Jesus is Risen.
Jesus knows what you are thinking right now.
If you wake up tomorrow,..... its only because God allowed it.
Everything you own, including your next heartbeat and your last breath, belongs to the God who became one of us.
God's Blood is what Jesus Paid to bring you back to the Family of God.
Salvation by Faith, is the Faith of God expressed as the Sacrifice of Christ on the Cross, freely offered as redemption for the sin of the world.
Jesus is The Good Shepard, The Prince of Heaven, and the Prince of Peace.
When you received Jesus, God adopted you. Being born again is the 2nd time you were born.
The real reason that God loves you, is because God is Love.
God is the author of the endless 2nd Chance, and the Blood of Jesus is the reason why.
Your Honest Effort is the work God rewards.
God leaves the effort to us, and we leave the results to God.
The reason that you will always have Eternal life, is because the ONE who IS Eternal Life lives within you and you are in Him.
Should you die before the Rapture.....then.....The reason that the grave can't hold your body down is because Jesus who is STILL within you, IS the Resurrection.
The Born again will always be where Jesus is always found.
When Baby Jesus's tiny feet first touched the ground, they were touching the world He created.
God does not remember your sins, if you are Born again. He only remembers the Blood of Christ that paid for them all.
The final Answer is always , "Jesus".
John 6: 51
Lets look at this verse, as its a wonder... John 6:51. Jesus speaking...." I AM < (God) the living bread which came down from heaven;.. and if ANY man eat of this bread, he (they, you, me) live forever: and the bread that i will give is my flesh....which i will GIVE (salvation is a free Gift), for the LIFE of the world.. = "give for the life of the world"
Jesus speaking : "I AM (notice that He uses this title a lot when talking about Himself, as this is God referring to Himself as "The Great I Am"). So, Yeshua is constantly reminding us that He is not just the "Son" , He is indeed and literally God Himself who is the One manifested in a human body .. 1st Timothy 3:16. And notice that this verse im about to talk to you about relates specifically to John 3:16. And notice that God manifested in the flesh is 1 Timother 3:16. And if you read John 3:16, you see how neatly and perfectly God is drawing a Divine String through His word, in these verses and many more..... always connecting the dots, always placing interesting CLUES and "light bulb" moments in His word for any and all who "study to show yourself approved"...
How to see this verse's main point using scripture to explain it. There is the spiritual way and means to understand all NT verses. In that you compare scripture with scripture... You use the Word to explain itself.. The word teaches you the word.. And the way God has implemented this is that He does not always or even often use a verse, followed by a verse, followed by a verse, in some type of continuing consecutive order, to explain a doctrine, etc.. No. What He does is put it all in a circle that you have to study to find and thus understand. In other words, He has created the NT to be a sort of spiritual puzzle and you are to SEE the Light more and more as you connect the pieces. And these pieces are scattered, as in a circle that is all over the NT. For example, you might discover a piece of doctrinal Light in one verse in Romans, and then later, in Jude, or in John you'll SEE another piece that connects, and then in Acts there is another piece that connects, and this is always how you "study"... Its by a lot of reading that God will show your inner- man all these pieces that keep connecting and connecting as you go through the word, again and again.
So, lets look at this verse in a few parts so that we can see .......
1. "If any man EAT of this Bread". And what is the Bread? and how do you eat it? Well, the "bread" of course is the body of Christ on the Cross. And symbolically its a part of Communion... Now, here we go.... Remember that Christ said... "Man shall not live by bread alone"?...... hummmm.. "but by every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God".... So, isn't that interesting? And how does that work, within the context of this verse? Well, how do you eat the body of Christ so that you (have eternal life) become born again? As in this verse the "eating" says that if you do it, you shall "live forever".. So how do you do this? Simple. the "eating" that allows God to give you "life forever", which is eternal life, is to have Faith in Christ. To Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved....(born again) And so all this is explained by this verse..... John 6:47. : Jesus says unto you, All that BELIEVE IN ME, = HAVE Eternal life"... So, you have this verse that says to eat the Bread who came down from Heaven which if you do, imparts a consequence.. And to eat Him, the "bread",= Jesus..... means to have Faith, to BELIEVE, (Having faith is spiritually eating) and by this spiritual eating, you then become born again, which means you "live forever".. And why? Because the One who is Eternal Life, the one you just ate, (believed on) (Faith), is now in you and you are "in Christ", so, because you have Him, you have Eternal Life, as He IS, eternal life. 1 John 5: 11-13. Read it.
2. "give for the LIFE of the World". This is interesting, because now this verse is speaking universally, with a condition, regarding giving Eternal Life to the "world". And here we understand that Salvation, The Blood Atonement, is Jesus dying for the "world". John 3:16 This means, the world of humanity, for all time, and especially subsequent to the lifting of the Cross and the bodily resurrection of The Christ.
"I came so that you can have LIFE"... And who is "you"? = All that eat the Bread. (Faith), and what is the "life"? = Eternal Life, who IS Jesus, and when you have Him, its because you have eaten Him, (Faith), and now you are "in Christ", and Christ is "in you, the <>hope of Glory"<>", = This phrase, "hope of Glory"... is a true understanding of the One who is our Heavenly Hope, who IS our Eternal Life, living inside us, who is going to bring us to Heaven, because Jesus IS the/our "Resurrection and the Life".
So, in John 6:51, we see that to eat the bread that imparts eternal life, simply means to "believe on the Lord, and you shall be saved", with its symbolic counterpart being taking Communion. And we see that this verse is speaking specifically and universally regarding the One who said, "I am the resurrection and the life", and "i came to give LIFE (eternal life) and that more abundantly"... to all of the world, with the condition being, that this gift of the One who Himself is Eternal life, has to be "eaten".....that is to say, believed on, = by Faith. So that is the eternal result for us, if we do what the verse tells us to do, with the opposite and dire consequence of you not believing or eating Him, who is the Bread of Life, is that "if you do not (eat) believe that I AM He, then you will die in your sin(s)",...... And also said in John 3:36, = that God's judgment and wrath is waiting to be delivered as an eternal sentence to ALL who lived and died and never ate the Living Bread, = died a Christ rejector and WILL face God unforgiven. This is damnation. This is Eternal, and its a FREEWILL choice that someone makes that God accepts. And this reader, is why a person who ends up in Hell and the Lake of Fire, can never honestly or accurately accuse God of sending them there, as all God does, is accept your FREEWILL choice, and from there, your choice while you were living decided where you ended up, after you Died.
Choose wisely if you are reading this, and are not yet a believer in Christ.
Trust in Christ today, believe on Jesus today in your heart, kneel at the Cross today, and later meet God as your Loving Father and not as your Eternal Judge.
David Meece- abuse by hs father and forgiving him
Testimony of David Meece
From a Jun 5, 2004 interview
Christian music artist finds forgiveness, turns misery into ministry
Songs like “No Other Hope,” “Dancing With the Enemy” and “Raise These Arms” mean a lot more than words and music to Christian music artist David Meece. They’re actually part of his autobiography. Such songs tell the story of a man who survived a troubled childhood, found a Savior and learned to forgive the father who tried to kill him.
For Meece, reviving such memories brings a mix of pain and relief. But, he also sees it as an opportunity to minister to other people. In a telephone interview from his home in Nashville, Meece shared some of the details of his early years.
“My father was an alcoholic and a drug addict. He was a very violent man,” Meece said. “On several occasions, he tried to kill my mother, and on at least one occasion, he tried to kill all of us. My older brother was 13, I was 10, and my sister was 5. Fortunately, God intervened. My mom was able to get a restraining order and then divorced him.”
Born and raised in Humble, Texas, Meece was a child prodigy touring as a concert pianist by the time he was 10 years old. He remembered the day his father drove the family car through the wall into his bedroom, pointed a gun in David’s face and said he was going to kill the whole family, starting with him. Before he could pull the trigger, the police entered David’s room and pulled his father away. But, for years to come, Meece would recall his father’s last words to him, “You’re worthless.”
Though the words of condemnation hovered like an invisible weight for years, Meece continued his studies and entered the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. While there, he became interested in Christianity and began to read the Bible. He turned his life over to Jesus Christ and started recording Christian songs. Meece released his first record album in 1976 and in a short while began playing to sold-out audiences.
Now that Meece and his wife, Debbie, have two children, Christopher, 22, and Kelly, 18, he said he wants to be the kind of dad his own father was not.
“I’m a person who believes that a family needs both parents,” Meece said. “After my father was gone, it got rid of all the violence and all the alcohol and all the drugs, but what we got was we had an empty hole there. I was torn between wanting my father to come home and not being able to stand him, because of what he did to my mother. So, as a kid I grew up with that constant battle in me.
“It wasn’t until 1986, when I was a major Christian artist touring, that my father passed away and I realized how much it was still affecting me. I went to the funeral and felt nothing. That was the biggest tip-off God gave me. I was one of the biggest Christian artists of that time, singing in front of thousands of people, and I suddenly realized that I hated my own father, even as he lay in his grave. I realized I needed to forgive my father.”
From that moment, Meece began to include a message of forgiveness in his concerts. He said he would like others to experience a similar healing that comes from forgiving others. During performances, Meece interacts with fans and he hangs around afterward to sign autographs and sell his recordings.
“I want to minister to them so when they walk out the door they’ll say, ‘You know, I got something from that concert that will help me for the rest of my life.’ ” Meece said. “In order for your misery to become your ministry, there is a wilderness you have to go through, where God takes that pain and works it out in your life, so it becomes your greatest source of power.”
To the people who coordinated Meece’s local concerts, it’s an opportunity for their churches to reach out to the community.“I just feel it’s something we all need to hear. I’m sure along the way there are people we need to forgive and have not forgiven. There are people who are going to be there that David’s maybe going to talk directly to them. It may be something that person really needed to hear.”
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