Good News (Gospel)

Freedom – Achievement of Truth

Jesus shared one requirement for the end that was not fulfilled within His generation. Many believers will walk away from the faith because of confusion and deceitful acts brought by false prophets, preachers, and teachers. There will be betrayal and hatred among individuals or groups of individuals. Deceptions, lies, and temptations will be used by the enemy of faith to cloud the minds of the people that will lead to their destruction, and eventually, be separated from God’s family. Because of the increase of wickedness due to lack of willpower to fight the good fight of faith, the power to reject is useless without the power of prayer to call the name of the LORD.

When Christians continue acknowledging that we are still under the spell of Sin, there is no way we can win the battle. Though we are still in a fallen state, we should not fall backward.  We have to move forward and keep the Holy Spirit of God in mind that He is within us and we need to call Him every step we make; we cannot just sit around and let Him do the work. It doesn’t work that way. We have to call His name and tell Him humbly what we need to accomplish to win this never-ending battle. With Him in us, we have everything to overcome the force of evil.

Do not let our emotions weaken our faith. We should be strong and must dedicate this fight for His glory. The one who stands firm to the end will be rewarded. We need to spread that the kingdom is in our hands.  It is here and all we need to do is to believe and use the power of that kingdom to defeat the invaders. It is our space because God gave that space for us to enjoy and we have all the rights to defend it. See what is happening in Israel, God gave that land to them and they have every right to protect it. The same as the other nations have been doing.

When the preaching of the gospel of the kingdom reached the four corners of the world, nations will listen and testify that the good news is a message of love to all the people of the world. Unification among nations is the only way to defeat the existence of tribulations that humans themselves developed since the existence of mankind. Sin is the root cause of tribulation and when you said you don’t sin, then you are lying to your teeth. Jesus said that the end will come recorded in Matthew 24:14 and it will surely come.  When?  Only God knows and no one else.

Only the God Almighty can be the source of salvation.  He gave that gift of salvation to whoever acknowledges His existence. In Exodus 33:18 Moses pleads with God, “Show me thy glory!” And God answers, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name, Yahweh. And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy to whom I will show mercy.”

Jesus’ prayed in thanksgiving:

“At that time Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and declared, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was well-pleasing in Your sight. 22All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him.” 23Then Jesus turned to the disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.”— Luke 10:21-23.

The disciples witness Jesus in radiant glory; Matthew 17:2, Mark 9:2–3, Luke 9:28–36. Twelve disciples were handpicked by Jesus.  There was no resistance and they followed him; they learned from Him and were trained by Him. All twelve went hand in hand with Jesus wherever and whenever they did missionary work. However, the event in the Mount of Transfiguration, it was only James, Peter, and John among the disciples that were present aside from Moses and Elijah, men of God from the Old Testament time.

The significant reason the two men were present for the transfiguration was to see the face of God in the person of Jesus Christ, the image of the invisible God- Colossians 1:15, and these two prophets will testify that the Messiah has come.

We are blessed for knowing God’s name, which Jesus is the Son of God, and we learned that the Spirit of God was sent to be within us.  We are blessed for knowing that our reconciliation through the work of Jesus we become children of God and partakers of His Divine Nature. With faith in God, we believe that He will not leave us nor forsake us. God can do the impossible possible, no one can claim His glory, His supremacy has no boundaries and limitations and His love is unconditional. What more do we need when we already have Him.

God is all in all.

Bishop Joseph

Dr. Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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