Leap of Faith: Daily Lessons About Jesus Christ (2013)
Chapter: The Lake House of Jesus (Pages 29-30…)
In the book of Revelation we read, “And did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb, are its Temple.” (Revelation 21:22, niv).
“Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it [Mecca]. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it. Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit.”
Matthew 7:13-17 (nasb) (emphasis added)
Know that Jesus chose to live in a tranquil and peaceful place far way from the distractions of the world. For Jesus was not of the world….
According to the Bible, Jesus’ ministry was centered around the Sea of Galilee…The Son of God spent most of his three years of ministry teaching along the shores of this fresh water lake…Here he taught more than half of his parables…and we cannot fathom how much how much his Father must have taught him while living by the water…Alone and with God…how many Revelations he must have had while the Angels ministered to him…But, on the other hand, how many battles he must have faced while learning the ways of the world…He probably has more understanding to the spiritual battles that people face than we can begin to imagine…battles in heavenly realms…
Jesus loves nature and enjoys the peace of rivers, lakes, and oceans…. Jesus lived on a lake and one that few would ever find or discover. It would only have been known to those who would seek Him out through God’s Word. This is why studying God’s Word is the key to discovering the Revelation of God’s Son.
In a modern world Jesus would have learned how Mohammed and Islam attempted to lead society astray, through political schemes and distractions. Anything to keep society away from God’s Son or to confuse society, the Dragon, the beast, and the false prophet would have done so. They would have crucified him just as the world did during his first coming…
Know how much Jesus loves the nature of his people, including women who were extremely loyal to him…As opposed to Mohammed who would treat women as slaves, Jesus would embrace them with his whole heart…
Jesus loves the simplicity of life, yet he understands the modern world that we live in. In order to understand the sacred narrow path that we are to take, we are to always be aware that we should look to God for the answers. We must dialogue with God by reading His Word.
By bringing His Son into the world a second time to be the example, and asking nothing in return but for society to come to believe again, we see the humble truth behind God’s promise. God never breaks a promise. God does no get into a hurry to complete His work. God knows what is going to happen far in advance to when it finally does occur. It is our job to plan ahead and to anticipate God’s promise being fulfilled. We are to stay away from the traps that the wide gates lead us into. We are to recognize the Mecca of society. We need to recognize the Mecca of the United States that is not discussed. We need to see the true colors that we represent.
Jesus’s house and temple is full of color and design. Jesus is an artist and loves to write out his stories and thoughts in order for others to learn through him. This is the responsibility of each and every individual, to teach. We must be sure to teach carefully and not of the world but of God.
The key to unlocking all doors is by following Jesus’s instruction. He is in this with you, in order that you may be transformed and enlightened into a New World. Each and every person who believes is welcome in the house of Jesus. But, remember the Angels know who believes and who does not…He leaves the door open for you, and it is your decision… Jesus is a humble helper who dedicated his life to sharing the meaning of life with the world…
In Jesus’s house there are many angels, and they guard and protect God’s people. These angels guard and watch over those who trust in God in every step that they take. Discovering Jesus’s house is the first step in the right direction. Find the way. Follow the path. Trust in God’s Son. Do not be afraid. He is here to protect you.
- The Early Years (Pages…31-32…)
The early years of Jesus’s life consisted of his desire to seek out His own way and finally at the appointed time to discover His true identity. His early years were probably filled many of the same family dynamics that many families here in the United States and all over the world have been forced to work through over the course of time.
I want to focus on the young Jesus who we know very little about… He probably rebelled just as many kids do these days. Jesus went through many of the same stages as children today, being forced to conform to the “cool” world. He learns how to adapt into a world that has no longer become the ideal utopian society that God intends for it to be but rather one that is of the world. Jesus learns the ways of the world, along with his tight group of friends that he grew up with…. We will learn about his “crew,” who we will soon see to be Disciples or Warriors of Christ.
This group of friends was tight. It is a group that always stands up for what is right, and regardless of what happens, their hearts are in the correct state, honoring God. Maintaining a pure heart and enjoying life is what God asks of us. God asks that we always maintain self-control. Jesus informs us to live it up and to not let anything hold us back from following our hearts. Jesus is here to inform you that we are all in this together to build a kingdom centered on God. We all have different roles in the big picture, but this is how we are going to roll. Discover that Holy Spirit, and hold on tight; the ride will be nothing short of spectacular!
This is a journey into the heart of man and his transformation into a heart of gold. This transformation that Jesus experiences is one that comes with much time and learning but one that needs to be discovered by all people in order that we may live in harmony together. Angels who have fallen will rise up again to seize the opportunity to take back what is rightfully yours, the inheritance of God’s kingdom.
Let us see how adaptation and forgiveness is a huge part of the life of Christ. Without being able to embrace the ability to adapt, how could Jesus ever be able to minister to people from all walks of life? I sometimes have to wonder how he would minister to the prostitutes and the people that no one else wanted anything to do with except by having to bring himself down and adapt to make them feel comfortable…Just to make them understand that he came to save and to give life in order that they would no longer be slaves…
His angels, who have been undercover in a sense, have always protected Jesus, and this is part of how he made it through life in a world that hated what he represented…just as we would see today… Understanding this concept allows us to better understand Jesus. Jesus grew up with a remarkable group of friends who will forever be a part of his life and who make him who he is today.
It is time for us to recognize that Jesus relates to all peoples. He wants to know your struggles and how he can help. He desires to open up doors that you could never see before. He wants to inform you of the truth that God reveals to him. He honors God and does not lie to God. He answers to God for all things. He knows that God cannot be fooled, and he attempts to help society understand that by attempting to try and fool the Son of God or to hide from God we are deceiving ourselves. God only asks one thing of us, and that is to ask for forgiveness so that we do not carry the burden and to love one another as we desire to be loved. We are to abide by the law ordained through Moses in the Ten Commandments, and we can transform society back to a state in which we are all safe and secure.
- Trials of Jesus (Pages 33-35)
When we consider the early part of Jesus’s life, we ought to know that much of His life was being taught and introduced to the ways of the world. He was taught to learn how to not condemn the world but that the world might be saved through Him and His example. Jesus first came as the example of a servant rather than a king, who would one day reign.
Jesus knows the truth, yet He allows man to have free will and to make choices that result in their destiny. The destiny of man is dependent upon our walk with Christ. The words from a text written by man as opposed to those inspired by God stand out to Jesus. The words that are not of God are apparent to Jesus. He knows the truth and the reasoning behind reading Scripture.
Scripture is inspired by God the Father, creator of heaven and earth. What the Father communicates to the Son must be communicated to the world.The Holy Spirit must give sensibility, wisdom, and discernment in order that we may understand and see Jesus.
The Holy Spirit is without deceit and does not deceive. Jesus, in His divine form, is without deceit. The truth is that most of Jesus’s life has been spent being tested by man and tempted by Satan. Satan attempts to deceive through false context of His desire to cause man to rebel against God’s authority. God’s authority is supreme, and we are to abide by His commandments and statutes that He has placed before us.
His Son is here to inform us of what He sees and how it must be corrected in accordance with God’s Word. Jesus is the living Word of God and justs wants you to hear his voice in order that mankind can be saved. He doesn’t want to leave anyone behind… Man must no longer be lost, walking through life without perceiving in their minds and without hearing God’s voice in their hearts.
Without the direction from Jesus, how does the world know how to move forward? How will the world be able to come to know the schemes of the devil? How long must Jesus be kept silent? Jesus had to be a writer, and how much he must have kept sealed for us until his Father revealed it to the world…in order that we may see clearly. We must maintain the direction granted by God. God rewards every man according to His heart and knows every heart.
Jesus recognizes false prophets and teachers. Jesus sees the radical deception that man has been exposed to, and His hope is that He may help others to see the way of God as opposed to the way of false prophets.
Jesus loves to teach. Jesus is here to protect. Jesus is here to outline the Bible for you in order that you may have life through Christ. That life is one that is given to man by God the Father.
Jesus, I can imagine, has had a hard time understanding the world that man has created away from God. It is no longer a place of truth and awareness. It is a place where evil has deceived so many, and so many have become lost in their ways. Recognizing that God has sent His Son into the world of corruption is important to recognizing the repetition of history and the rejection of Jesus by His own people. History is repeating itself, and the politicians are once again rejecting the truth that God is communicating through His Son.
We need to see clearly and establish a society in which the discernment of the Holy Spirit is the controlling factor of our decisions from a global standpoint.
What is the second coming of Christ? How would you know Him? I ask you only this question: will you listen?
The Bible makes it crystal clear. If you believe, you know what is going on…
Blessed are those who can hear the voice of God and are able to visualize His creation.
Blessed are those who believe without seeing.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are the peacemakers.
Blessed are the humble.
Blessed are the loyal.
Blessed are those who adhere to God’s commandments.
Blessed are the ones who trust in the Lord God with all their hearts and minds.
Blessed are the beloved followers of Christ.
Blessed are the righteous.
Blessed are the lambs.
Blessed are those living in spirit, and blessed are those who trust God as their guide.
Blessed are those who hold onto the truth and are honorable.
Blessed are those who are precious in God’s sight.
Blessed are those who call their family that of Christ and follow their heart to the Water of Life…
Blessed are those who bow their heads before God, knowing the sacrifice he offered for the world…
Key Note: Matthew 24:35-37
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be…”