domingo, 5 de maio de 2013
JESUS YOU leave?
The 24th chapter of Matthew's Gospel, Jesus tells the pronunciation of the Sermon on the Mount, He warned His disciples saying: the end of time, for if iniquity shall abound the love of many shall wax cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
In a moment of weakness, have you ever thought of renouncing Jesus and return to darkness? Certainly we would say no, but it has happened to many, and to fulfill the word, unfortunately, many will still go through this terrible and painful way, because Jesus said: Many are called, but few will be chosen (Matthew 22:14 .) Observe:
In the book of Exodus 16:1-4, the word says that leaving the whole congregation of the children of Israel, who came into the wilderness of Sin, after they came out of Egypt. And all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.
And the children of Israel said unto them, Would that we might die by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full, and because we have you taken into this wilderness, to slay the starve this entire assembly. Then the Lord rained bread from heaven (manna) for the entire congregation.
Watch the obstinacy of the people of Israel, even after solids freed from slavery in Egypt, with proofs, signs, wonders, miracles, strife, strong hand, and with great terribleness, murmured in their tents and did not hear the voice of the Lord .
Instead of taking possession of the blessing, enjoy freedom and take possession of the blessings that God had promised them, they murmured against God, wanting to be together before the flesh pots, abandoning freedom for material things, doubting the power of the Most High.
Therefore, God was not pleased with most of them, the disobedient who sinned, whose bodies were overthrown in the wilderness, the obstinacy to the commandments of the Lord, with whom God was angry for forty years.
Today is no different, many, even after receiving the knowledge of the truth, and tasted the heavenly gift, renounce freedom and return to the bondage of sin, exchanging the grace and the promise of eternal life for a plate of lentils.
Jesus still alert saying: Remember Lot's wife, who had looked back she became a pillar of salt (Genesis 19:26).
Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity seed of evildoers, sons corrupt, they forsook the LORD, blasphemed the Holy One of Israel back (Isaiah 1:4).
JESUS IS ABANDONED BY HIS DISCIPLES
Chapter 10 of Luke's Gospel describes that the Lord appointed seventy of his disciples, sent them before his face, two by two, into every town and place where He was going. And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, by thy name, even the demons are subject to.
Jesus said to them: Do not rejoice because the spirits are subject unto you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.
John 6.60-69, Many therefore of his disciples, hearing it (Jesus' discourse in John 6.16-59), said: This word is hard, who can hear it? Since then, many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with Him Then Jesus said to the twelve: Will you also leave me?
Simon Peter answered him: Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life, and we have believed and known that thou art the Christ, the Son of God.
Watch the obstinacy of the people, even the Lord Jesus Christ was abandoned by many of his disciples. Even after they have known the power and grace of the Supreme Pastor, to have their names written in the book of life, still went back.
But Simon Peter, when asked by the Master, had the divine inspiration by telling him that there is no other way forward, if we believe and know that Christ is the Son of God, who shed his blood in vivo sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins and rose again the third day for our salvation.
In the Gospel of Luke 9.61,62, One man told Jesus that I follow, but first need to bid farewell to those who were in his house. Jesus answered him, saying, No man, having put his hand to the plow and it gets back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
THE FATE OF THAT RETURN TO DARKNESS
In the Gospel of Luke 11:24 and 26, Jesus said: When the unclean spirit is gone out of the man, he walketh through dry places seeking rest, and finding none says:
Will return unto my house whence I came out. And coming, he finds it empty and garnished. Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there, and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
II PETER 2:20 to 22, say the word: If, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, it became the last state worse than first.
Because better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
Thus what happened to them by a true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit, and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mud.
And in Proverbs. 14.9, the word of the Lord says that fools make a mock at sin: but among the upright there is good will.
Proverbs. 8:36, the Lord said, What sin against your own soul compel me, all who hate me love death.
Now meditate on this word in I Samuel 2:25: Sinning man against man, the judge shall judge, sin, however, man against the LORD, who can intercede for him?
WHO separate us from the LOVE OF CHRIST?
Romans 8:35-39 says: Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are given the death all day, we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
But in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that we love amou.Porque I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor by vir.Nem height, nor depth, nor any other creature can not separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
And in the letter to the Hebrews 10:38, 39, the word of the Lord strengthens us pair that remain forever in this holy way and declares: The just shall live by faith, but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. We, however, are not of them who draw back unto perdition, but of them that believe to the saving of the soul
THE PROMISE OF ETERNAL LIFE
Gospel of John 14:1 3, Jesus said, not your heart be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you, I go to prepare a place for you. And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am you may be also.
And in Revelation 3:11, the Lord Jesus exhorted saying: Behold, I come quickly, hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take your crown.