Exhortations

Jesus Christ, The Deliverer

Jesus, the Deliverer of God’s Word.

Jesus coming soon has given overwhelming hope, faith, and expectation in our lives that it has become the talk of almost every generation. Later on, it might have also brought great disappointments to many. Many walked out of faith when the coming of Jesus did not happen because most believers were disappointed about “He’s coming soon.” Still, many remained faithful and kept their hopes alive. When did He say He is coming soon? How soon is it? Who was/is talking? Who is coming? Why is He coming? What will be the message? The powers of the mind can bring imagination into play, overpowering any acquired knowledge.

Every word that Jesus said must be taken with love and care. His words come from the Father who sent him, and the Son only delivered them so we may receive the message. “My message is not my own; it comes from God who sent me.

“Do you not believe I am in the Father, and the Father is in me?” The words that I say to you I do not speak on my authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works.” John 14:10

“I have not spoken on my authority, but the Father who sent me has given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak.” John 12:49

“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law,” Galatians 4:4.

The verses above confirmed that God sent Jesus with a mission, that the world may be saved through Him, and He had spoken the message from God the Father.

The first coming of man on earth was after God gave breath to a dead cell (Dust-Cell-Soul) and became a living soul. The first man He formed from the dust of the earth with His hand and named Adam (Luke 3:38).  In Hebrew, it means earth or soil, while in Muslims, Adam is given the name by God known as the (Adam-I-Safi) or The Chosen One. Christianity, Judaism, and Muslim teachings believe in one God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and all the Prophets preached the same faith: submission to one true God.

Jesus delivered the commandment of love, a summary of the Ten Commandments given to Moses by God in Mt. Horeb (Sinai). “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are full of the Spirit and life.” John 6:63. This is very clear that Jesus’ spoken word is from the Father who sent him.

“God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him, that He might judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him” John 3:17.

He did save the world when He laid down His life on the cross, and many still didn’t get it. The Son knows the Father, and the Son knows what the Father wants. The Father did not interfere with the decision of the Son; the Son gave the glory that belongs to the Father, the Savior of humanity.

Isaiah 19:20: “And it shall be for a sign and a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a savior, and a great one and he shall deliver them.”

Submission to God can be interpreted in many ways and is not limited to or focused on only one direction. We must acknowledge God of His existence, obey His commandments, and follow His purpose.

Avoid Idols, as we already know the Father is a jealous God. Also, whatever is listed in Proverbs 6 that the LORD hates, such as haughty eyes, lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, the false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers, and cross-references with—Revelation 21:8 (NCB) “But cowards, those who refuse to believe, who do evil things, who kill, who sin sexually, who do evil magic, who worship idols, and who tell lies—all these will have a place in the lake of burning sulfur. It is the second death.”

Recommendation to  Read: Savior Series (Who is our Savior?)

Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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