It IS a spiritual battle

We must recognize we are in a war. It’s a spiritual battle. Don’t you hear the battle cry?

In our culture we see this happening before our very eyes each day as we see the war on children, the family, and the gospel. It’s a war on God’s Word and ultimately a war against God.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places”

Ephesians 6:12

In this ultimate battle, nobody is neutral.

The one not being with Me is against Me,
and the one not gathering with Me scatters.

Matthew 12:20 BSV

Rest assured, God’s going to win. That’s a done deal.

The question is why and who?

Why, I believe it is because in His sovereignty and ultimate awesomeness, He created us in His image with many unconditional qualities including free will. These characteristics allow us to have incredible talents and abilities like love, imagination, creativity and so forth but there is also a steep downside. God obviously thought the upside is worth it.

Ultimately, God wants ready and willing followers NOT to take people by force. By faith not by force is the way salvation works. Be thankful that He is long suffering and relentlessly patient. Yet, He will not be mocked or put up with treason or the non-committed. His human infantryman consist of invited volunteers. It’s a divine militia not a bunch of mercenaries nor by forced draft. He demands and deserve allegiance and obedience to the chain of command. Jesus is the rightful King, not you nor anyone else.

19 Those I love, I rebuke and discipline. Therefore be earnest and repent.

20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and dine with him, and he with Me.

Revelation 3:19-20 BSV

Isn’t it awesome that King Jesus eats and partakes with His soldiers?

I light of the aforementioned, who is for Him and who is against? He knows, do you?

Our victory is His, our victory is in, by and through Jesus Christ alone.

Again, if you are not with Him, you are against Him. Of course those are His words, not mine. It’s not my opinion, it’s the King of kings!

Whose are you? After all, the saying is correct, ‘Its not just what you know but who you know’.

If you aren’t in His army then by default you are on the other side’s. If you are not on active duty already, does it make sense for you to enlist on team Jesus today?

The bottom line is the greatest act of love is to give one’s life up for another. As we all know, Jesus did that up on that old rugged cross. Since you are alive, read John 3:16. If that resonates, read the whole book of John, then start at the beginning of the New Testament and read it, then the Old then keep on keeping on. Here is a link to a nice free Bible online.

A classic artistic rendition of Christ

My Pondering

Quite the example of commitment, concentration and connectedness to the Father was and is the Son who conquered for each of us up on that old rugged Cross.

Oh, to trust and obey…for there is NO other way!

Maybe you have seen this old picture before?

If you like it & love Jesus, won’t you like – love – share this here and everywhere?

Atheist logic 101

My Pondering

Ponder this one. 11 of the 12 of Jesus’s disciples (Paul the 12th) were each martyred for their faith, Christ was as well. John was tortured and left to die on a deserted island, where he wrote Revelation. Yet, none of these people recanted. Go figure?

Their Gospel story wasn’t one for riches, power or fame but rather eternal rewards, glory to God and much temporary pain.

Salvation – Acts 4:12

My Pondering

‘It is what it is’ because ‘He is Who He is’ for ‘all He has done’.

The bottom line is there is ONLY one name that saves for that is at the Father’s command by the indwelling of the Spirit at the name of the Son – JESUS.

If you haven’t as yet, is there not a better time than right now to get right with Jesus who is the right hand of God almighty?

Just grab a Bible like this one, pray and start reading in John 1:1, In the beginning…

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why I am 200% Cal-menian

Both doctrines are true…it’s like Christ was 💯 God and 💯 man, simultaneously.

God is 💯 sovereign and He has given man 💯 freewill.

The gift of salvation is 💯 from God so no man can boast and we must receive it 💯 by faith.

Like James said, works without faith and faith without works are incomplete but they are both 💯 simultaneously, two sides of the same coin.

That how I see salvation. We are 💯 predestined & called yet we must respond, accept and cherish the gift of God 💯.

Not do but receive then do – John 3:16-19

These words were spoken by the Lord Jesus in virtually the same breath as the overwhelmingly popular John 3:16.

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16 BSB

They give the necessary context and balance to the good news of the Gospel…

17 For God did not send His Son into the world that He might judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

18 Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

19 And this is the judgement, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light; for their deeds were evil.

John 3:17-19

Did you catch the word ‘might’ be saved?

Let’s do all we can not be left out. They great things is we don’t really have ‘to do’ anything as Christ has already finished it, we just need to ‘receive’ His precious grace by faith in Jesus.

Then, we as disciples got disciplines to do, commands to obey and people to help. Lord help us abide in You.

Church attendance is a good start but…

You may have been born in church, baptized in church, served in church, could have married in church, died in church and still end up in hell, because you were only in the church and not in Christ.

It is necessary to be born again, take up our cross and follow Jesus. Many have religion, but have no relation with the living God!

My Pondering

This meme has elements of truth yet being in a good church is a good thing so long as you don’t miss the main thing which isn’t a thing but a relationship with the triune God.