Religion and the Sabbath/Sunday Worship Part 5C: Paul, Luke, and the Acts of the Apostles.
For the glory of God, whatever we do, in words or deeds, do everything in honor of the Son Jesus, for we were bought with a price. Thanks be to God our Father for Your instruction in John 3:16—”For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.”
This is the transparency that God is showing us. He is involved in human activity so that we may follow the right path and never get lost. It is our choice to believe and be rewarded with eternal joy in the afterlife, that if we go the other way, it is life in hell. For the righteous, they get their halo; for the wicked, they get a trident; for the angel, their wings, and the devil, they will receive horns, hooves, and skinny tails. After all these happenings, the righteous will go where God is, and the wicked will join the Father of lies.
When God the Father sent His only Son named Jesus, which means God is salvation, Jesus successfully finished his mission with pain and suffering, which cost him his life. He wiped out our sins, reconciled us to God, and delivered the kingdom of God into our hearts. We are justified by faith through Jesus, who separated us from sin. As we are now a new creation, we have the right to be called the chosen ones /children of God. Challenges continue as our journey continues on this troubled earth, and temptation, deceit, and lies surround us. We must focus and submit to God, live a humble life away from the corrupt practices of the flesh with the renewal of faith day and night, asking for forgiveness.
For we sin daily, let it serve as a reminder to call the name of the LORD every day and feel the presence of God. The earth is under the rule of the prince of the air, and we wrestle against principalities, powers, and the rulers of the darkness of this world. Our spiritual battle against spiritual wickedness in high places cannot be won without knowing the word of God, and with the help of the Holy Spirit of God, no one can be against us. Remember when darkness tried to tempt and lied to Jesus, he used the word of God, and the tempter fled.
When God promises something, He will do it. God said that whoever believes in the Son will not perish. In what way can we show that we believe in the Son? Is Calling his name when we need help good? Do we need to worship him the same way we worship The Almighty? How will we know that our action is justified when it is unclear if we are doing it right?
We base our answer on the written word of God.
When Jesus said that God is mightier than him, then believe that he is the only Son that the Father has sent, and through him, the world may be saved, and he did and pleased the merciful God. He came not to destroy the world but give the grace of life so it continues to exist. Jesus also said that the Son can do nothing by himself and only what he sees his Father is doing…. Jesus humbly said, “I have not spoken on My own, but the Father who sent Me has commanded Me what to say and how to say it.” He didn’t take the credit and instead said it was the Almighty Father’s desire. All these words that came from Jesus are believable because Jesus and the Father are one in Spirit. They want us to be saved from the lake of fire and to be with them as the third person in the Godhead.
We glorify you, LORD, in our body. Our body is the kingdom of the Holy Spirit of God, whom God shared with us to be one like Him. From You, LORD God, in heaven, we receive the gift of salvation; through the Son, we are delivered from sin and become a new creation; through the Holy Spirit, our protection and guidance are assured. To him be glory forever. Amen.
The instructions Jesus told the 70 disciples he sent on a mission were recorded in Luke 10:1-17 MSG. So, if you have the calling to minister to others, follow the instruction of Jesus and be blessed.
1-2 Later, the Master selected seventy and sent them ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to go. He gave them this charge: “What a huge harvest! And how few the harvest hands. So on your knees, ask the God of the Harvest to send harvest hands.
3 “On your way! But be careful—this is hazardous work. You’re like lambs in a wolf pack.
4 “Travel light. Comb and toothbrush and no extra luggage.
“Don’t loiter and make small talk with everyone you meet along the way.
5-6 “When you enter a home, greet the family, ‘Peace.’ If your greeting is received, it’s an excellent place to stay. But if it’s not received, take it back and get out. Don’t impose yourself.
7 “Stay at one home, taking your meals there, for a worker deserves three square meals. Don’t move from house to house; look for the best cook in town.
8-9 “When you enter a town and are received, eat what they set before you, heal anyone sick, and tell them, ‘God’s kingdom is right on your doorstep!’
10-12 “When you enter a town and are not received, go out in the street and say, ‘The only thing we got from you is the dirt on our feet, and we’re giving it back. Did you know that God’s kingdom was right on your doorstep?’ Sodom will have it better on Judgment Day than the town that rejects you.
13-14 “Doom, Chorazin! Doom, Bethsaida! If Tyre and Sidon had been given half the chances given you, they’d have been on their knees long ago, repenting and crying for mercy. Tyre and Sidon will have it easy on Judgment Day compared to you.
15 “And you, Capernaum! Do you think you’re about to be promoted to heaven? Think again. You’re on a fast track to hell.
16 “The one who listens to you listens to me. The one who rejects you rejects me. And rejecting me is the same as rejecting God, who sent me.”
17 The seventy came back triumphant. “Master, even the demons danced to your tune!”
God is all in all