Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Five truths you SHOULD KNOW ABOUT Jesus Christ

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
Millions of people have never heard these words - they do not know that the great God of Heaven - the Creator of man and the universe, loves them. Many sit in pagan darkness, fearful, tormented, sick and lost without hope and without peace; still others have heard the message of God’s love but seemingly it has not penetrated their heart or their minds - their understanding had been clouded and their spiritual eyes blinded.
No more beautiful words were ever spoken by men or angels than these, “I know God loves me!” Praise God. Say these precious words and believe them and you will see what a change will be affected within your life.

“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.” (2 Chron. 16:9)
“Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him as His word; Just to rest up on His promise; Just to know, “Thus saith the Lord”.
In every situation of life God knows about you during every trial, heartbreak and is couragement. In the temptations and struggles of life Jesus knows about us and makes a way of escape. 
(1 Cor. 10:13) He knows and He is ready to help - Say it to yourself, “God knows about my existence and loves me - His eyes are upon me and I know everything will be alright”.

“Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
Life often seems like a rat race with dog eat dog and whoever gets in first gets what he needs and whoever gets in last misses everything. People can often be hardhearted and cruel - circumstances and situations can make life almost unbearable and many times Satan has filled peoples’ hearts and minds with such tremendous disillusionment and depression that they have in utter hopelessness taken their own lives.
The hymnwriter penned the words, “What a Friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry Everything to God in prayer!” I am thrilled with the great news of God’s love every time I hear it - that He loves me, knows all about me and that He cares about me - my difficulties and my needs. Thank God “He knows and He cares”! Praise God! Say it to yourself - “I know God cares about me and will help me”.

“But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rom. 5:8)
“Oh love of God so rich and pure, so measureless and strong. It shall forever more endure, the saints and angels song.”
You can give without loving but you cannot love without giving. No wonder the Apostle John wrote, “We love Him because He first loved us”. There is a word that is seldom used in today’s world but one which is probably one of the most powerful in our vocabulary. It is the word “Apodeictic” and it means “Evident beyond contradictions”. It is one of my foremost words because it relates to the gospel and to Christ our wonderful Lord. When you speak about God, His power, His words, His promises, His grace, His goodness and His mercy and love - the word Apodeictic covers them all.
Evident beyond Contradiction! His existence is so real that only a fool could try to contradict the fact. No wonder the Bible says, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God”. (Psalm 14:1)
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
“A rugged cross, became His throne. His kingdom was in hearts alone. He wrote His love in crimson red, And wore the thorns upon His head.” Praise God. What a wonderful Saviour. He died that we might live - that is real love and no one can dispute it!
He died for me and He died for you - Say it to yourself, “Jesus Christ actually died for me in order to save me”.

A dead man has no power to help anyone - He cannot even help himself! That is why so many traditional churches and nominal Christians receive no answers to their prayers and have no victory in their lives. They believe in and worship a dead Christ. They wear crucifixes that have a resemblance of Christ, dead on the cross. Beloved friends, the cross is empty - Jesus Christ is alive for evermore with all power at His disposal.
He has the power to set His children free from every bondage and situation in which we find ourselves that is embarrassing, improper, humiliating and painful.
“Lo behold the man of sorrow, lo behold Him in plain view. There He stands that mighty conqueror, since He rent the veil in two.”
“I serve a risen Saviour, He’s in the world today; I know that He is living, whatever men may say; I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer and just the time I need Him, He’s always near. He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today. He walks with me and talks with me, along life’s narrow way. You ask me how I know He lives, He lives within my heart.” Hallelujah!
The very essence of Christianity, the heart of the gospel and the foundation truth of the church is that Jesus Christ, God’s Son died upon a cross for our sins and that He was raised from the dead on the third day for our Justification! (1 Cor. 15:1-4)
Of all religions only Christianity can boast a resurrection and only Christ is a Saviour, for He only is Alive Forevermore. Praise His Name!